Fabric Giveaway! #SMSGiveawayDay

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!



  1. 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.
  2. Write a blog post or post an Instagram photo of your creation.
  3. 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)!


2017 New Quilt Bloggers

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:

  1. If you have been blogging mainly about quilting,
  2. for less than 3 years,
  3. are an active blogger,
  4. are willing to agree to be actively involved in the blog hop through visiting and commenting on the other blogger’s hop posts,
  5. 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!

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90 thoughts on “Fabric Giveaway! #SMSGiveawayDay

  1. Claudia W says:

    You are so thoughtful in your give away! It’s wonderful idea to give a gift certificate to those who follow you in other countries.

  2. Really love all three bundles. Fabric is always needed and that is what this is really about. We love fabric and we want fabric. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway. You have really worked so hard for all of us and you really deserve to get appreciated and to hear it. So, I am thanking you and also wishing you Happy Holidays.

    Sandi Timmons

  3. Emily says:

    I’d love to win!! I’m in Sydney, Australia:) I’ve got two quilt books on my Christmas list, but I know I’ll have to buy them for myself because they’re too much for my young family to get for me! I’m hoping to win and then I could get one!! emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

  4. usairdoll says:

    What a Generous giveaway! I have several EPP projects going and one of them is to make a quilt with no fabric repeats so fingers crossed, hehe.

    Thanks for a chance to win. Happy Holidays!


  5. Laura F. says:
    I would love to win this!!
    Thanks for a chance to win. merryorganic at

    1. laura says:

      I hope to participate in the new blogger club..

  6. Elana Goldberg says:

    I love all your bundles as well, but I think the warm one pops for me. Second I would love the blue, cool colors. Then again, third would be the yellow/greys because I’m planning (in my head) a low volume quilt with some bright fussy cuts.

    1. Elana Goldberg says:

      Yvonne, thank you for replying so quickly. You are so sweet. I am going to love following your blog!

  7. Judi D says:

    you can send me any of the things you are purging lol….I am always happy to get scraps!

  8. VickiT says:

    Wow! You have a very nice giveaway Yvonne! Thank you so much for sharing all those beautiful colored fabrics with us.

  9. Kristy says:

    awesome giveaway! love your style 🙂

  10. joannequilts says:

    I love the 2017 Planning Party idea and look forward to joining that. While I love all of the fabric bundles, I’ve found that I’m intrigued with gray and yellow lately. I’ve made three quilts in the last four months in those colors. Crazy! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Quite honestly, I feel like a winner every time I visit your blog. You are certainly an inspiration for me. Thanks! 🙂

  11. Maureen says:

    Thank you! I do a lot of scrappy quilting, so these bundles would be perfect. LOVE the yellows and greys, but the warms and cools are beautiful also.

  12. Cindy says:

    Beautiful groupings. I wish I could put fabrics together like that.

  13. Becky says:

    I love blues and aquas so that’s what caught my eye. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Looking forward to your upcoming events!

  15. sogalthoughts says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  16. Linda says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a fabric bundle.

  17. Michaela Mundorf says:

    I’m so excited about this giveaway. Also, some of your quilts are incredible. I’ll definitely be browsing this blog.

  18. What a great giveaway, thank you!
    As for your 2017 plans, I am {SUPER} excited for the new quilt blogger hop!
    I have officially marked my calender for Feb 1 to check back! =D

  19. Tish says:

    All three bundles of fabric are beautiful! This is a very generous give away, Yvonne. Sounds like you have several fun parties and hops planned for the blog. I plan to take the planning party more serious this year…I have my game face on and I’m ready to go 🙂

  20. Bonnie Larson says:

    I love the colours. Thanks so much for sharing. As I am international, I won’t be able to acept these, but would love to win a gift certificate

  21. What a lot of great giveaways! And how kind of you to still do something for the non-American peeps out there!

    If Canada had any flat rate postage boxes/envelopes like the US, I suspect I’d do something similar with some of my unwanted fabrics/scraps! I think I’ve got enough green scraps to make a half dozen bed-sized quilts. But… colour of the year for 2017 is green, so maybe it’ll come in handy!

  22. Sherry says:

    What a wonderful giveaway, it was hard to choose my favorite bundle, they are all great.

  23. Dawn F. says:

    Thanks for the kind giveaway. I like all the bundles, but I think the warm one would add more to my stash in colors that I don’t have.

  24. mindi says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. All the bundles are so pretty. You can throw all your scraps my way. 🙂

  25. Linda S says:

    Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway.

  26. sarah says:

    I like the blue one, but all are seriously lovely. happy holidays!


  27. catskillquilter says:

    What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the chance! I love that you have shared your plans for 2017; it will give everyone an opportunity to participate. Happy holidays!

  28. wendy says:

    thanks for such a lovely, generous giveaway. I’m looking forward to the 2017 planning party as I’m going to get my motivation back, i’ve decided! I’ll also advertise the new bloggers blog hop BUT… not many quilting bloggers follow me. is it quilting bloggers only or are sewers/ quilters who do other crafts welcome too?

  29. Wonderful giveaway and post with so much information and news for the new year.

  30. patty says:

    You have some great fabrics in you stash. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Linda says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful fabrics!

  32. Pam S says:

    Thank you for this incredibly generous giveaway, and for sharing your exciting plans! What fun! It was also great to hear about the aircraft you designed too! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and now I understand the jetgirl reference. Wow, what a resume!

  33. Jennifer Ankeny says:

    You’re giveaway stashes are so beautiful! I look forward to following your blog!

  34. JoanG says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. This is a really generous giveaway.

  35. Lori Morton says:

    Loooove them all!! But the middle (blues/greens) is Favorite! Thank you for chance to win your Awesome Give-a-way!! 😀

  36. Beth LaMotte says:

    I am trying to put together a modern block swap for our guild for this coming year. The third set would lend itself to the improv blocks I have been selecting. I’ve never done this kind of swap before so keep your fingers crossed please.

  37. caltexgal says:

    Love the bundles and opportunity to win, thank you!

  38. creativeinstincts says:

    I am an international participant and have long loved your blog, especially the post on comment etiquette. Thanks for the lovely thoughts and giveaway!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)