It’s a bit early for spring cleaning, but I have been going through my house and rounding up things to sell, donate, gift, and throw away for the past few weeks. As a part of that process, I have curated 3 bundles of fabric to give away today!
Each bundle completely fills a USPS medium flat rate box, so while the yellow and gray bundle might seem smaller, there is more actual yardage in that grouping! Each grouping is a variety of cuts of fabric ranging from smaller scraps to yardage. Many have chunks and odd cuts removed, but hopefully all of it will find a great use in a new home!
Before I get on to the details for how to enter (and don’t fret international friends, there is something for you as well!), I want to share a little about myself for those who might not know me well (for those that follow me and are returning, thank you!).
My name is Yvonne and I am a former aerospace engineer turned quilter, quilt pattern designer, and blogger. My tagline “Sewing at the Speed of Sound” is a nod to the fact that I was on a small team which designed, built, and tested the second privately funded aircraft to exceed the sound barrier. But don’t let the tagline fool you: we ALL sew at the speed of sound; sometimes it sounds faster than others!
I would love to tell you about three fun things I am planning and that will be coming soon to my blog:
I will be hosting a 2017 Planning Linky Party, much like my 2016 Planning Linky Party. The link up will open on December 15th and run through December 31st. Start thinking about your plans and goals for next year… linking up will enter you to win one of 12 fantastic prizes from the Fat Quarter Shop, Aurifil, Make Modern, Meadow Mist Designs, Sew Fresh Quilts, and Quilting Jetgirl!
- Between now and the end of January, make something with the Alison Glass fabric in your stash! You can make a quilt top, a finished quilt, a garment, a bag, or anything else that your heart desires.
- Write a blog post or post an Instagram photo of your creation.
- Link your blog post or Instagram photo to the Make with Alison Glass Linky Party to enter to win a fat 8th bundle of 76 from the Alison Glass studio!
The linky party will open Monday, January 16th, 2017, and close on January 31, 2017. Winner will be selected via a random number generator. Submissions / entries will be limited to one entry per person and entries should be something made using Alison Glass fabric recently (in the past few months). Anyone with a blog or Instagram account is welcome to create and enter (participation in the Charm Swap is NOT a requirement)!
I am excited to team with Leanne @she can quilt and Beth @Cooking Up Quilts to co-host the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! The tentative technical criteria to participate in the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop is as follows:
- If you have been blogging mainly about quilting,
- for less than 3 years,
- are an active blogger,
- are willing to agree to be actively involved in the blog hop through visiting and commenting on the other blogger’s hop posts,
- and are willing to join a Slack account to participate in the group discussions.
Look for finalized details in February when registration opens!
2017 New Quilt Bloggers Tentative Timeline
- February 2017
- Signups Open
- March 2017
- Registration Closes
- Group introductions
- Behind the scenes discussions via Slack (we will not be using Facebook Groups next year)
- Blog critiques
- April 2017
- First Two Weeks of Blog Hop
- May 2017
- Final Two Weeks of Blog Hop
If you are an alumni or quilting blogger who has been active for longer than 3 years, we would love to have you share this information so that as many new bloggers can be exposed to this opportunity as possible. We would also love to grow our list of Advice for New Bloggers posts. If you have previously written something or would like to write a post that we can link to about anything you wish you had known earlier in your blogging adventure, please contact myself, Leanne, or Beth by leaving a comment on either of our blogs or emailing us for further details.
The gallery above is a small sampling of some of my recent quilt finishes. I hope that you will be able to take some time to look through (and come back and participate in) any of the blog events described above, my recent finishes, and my tutorials page.
Now on to enter the giveaway!!
The fabric bundles are open to US residents only, and there will be (3) winners. Because I don’t want to leave out my international friends, I am also giving away (1) $50 gift certificate to a store of the winner’s choice (caveat: the store needs to sell gift certificates online) – the gift certificate giveaway is ONLY open to international residents. This giveaway starts today (Wednesday, December 7th) and will run until Sunday, December 11th at midnight EST.
Winners will be notified and must respond via email within 72 hours or they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be selected.
Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter to win. Good luck!