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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

90 thoughts on “Fabric Giveaway! #SMSGiveawayDay

  1. Puppilalla says:

    Yvonne, thanks for the hard work you have put in for the quilting community this year =)

  2. Teje says:

    Thank you Yvonne for amazing give away! I wich I could have entered to win your beautiful bundle but also really happy for a chance to win gif card! x Teje

  3. Anna-Marie says:

    Thank you for including those of us who don’t live in the US in your giveaway.

  4. daisyandjack says:

    what a wonderful giveaway and thanks for your generous offer of a gift voucher for us non-US followers xx

  5. That is an impressive and generous destash, Yvonne. Someone will have lots of fun with those fabrics.
    You have lots going on. I can help spread the word for the new bloggers sign-ups. January might be a good time, right?

  6. Pat T. says:

    **Thank you!**, Yvonne, for all you do!!
    I am always SO impressed with your amazing generosity of time, talent, and treasure,… to teach, inspire, encourage, enable!!
    Pat T.

  7. Liz Horgan says:

    Yvonne–thank you so much for continuing to think of us!

  8. DEE says:

    Love the yellow and grey bundle, it will make a great spring quilt

  9. SarahZ says:

    Thankyou Yvonne! Such wonderful bundles! I must get with that AG challenge!!! 🙂

  10. Paige says:

    My eye is on the warm bundle with all the black and white! Awesome Yvonne!

  11. Peggy says:

    Busy year ahead for you Yvonne! Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. That’s an awesome giveaway. I need to get a US address. LOL

  13. DeborahGun says:

    Thanks for a super generous giveaway, and for all that you do for the quilting community. I think we were part of the same New Bloggers Blog Hop a few years ago 🙂

  14. Very generous giveaway! Love your work.

  15. Amy L says:

    Looking forward to following all the fun stuff in 2017!

  16. Helen says:

    What a generous giveaway Yvonne . I’ve entered and everything is crossed !

  17. What fun! Thank you so much for the 2016 New Blogger program. I really enjoyed participating.

  18. Jan Altomare says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway. What a way to build some stash. After the holidays I am on to my Allison Glass project.

  19. Miriam says:

    Yvonne, you’ve outdone yourself this time. That’s an amazing stash purge, and bonanza for some fortunate quilters. I enjoy your blog for many reasons–(just some) your generous gift of time with new bloggers, also resposes to comments, your tutorials and introducing me to more modern quilting… and the list continues… best wishes for an amazing stratospheric 2017!

  20. jayne says:

    You rocked the giveaway train Yvonne!!

  21. acbeier71 says:

    Great group of prizes, Yvonne. I’m glad you are taking over “Tips and Tutorials Tuesdays,” with Stephanie. Love that linky party. Always something to learn.

  22. Michele Ward says:

    Awesome giveaway!! Thank you!

  23. composchoreo says:

    Your work is always so beautiful. It’s a real inspiration for someone newer to quilting. Thank you for sharing

  24. Jasmine says:

    I have loved seeing your blog and quilting style grow and develop. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  25. Wow! That’s a very generous giveaway, Yvonne! All of those fabric bundles are gorgeous…it was hard to choose a preference, but in the end the blues won out (they always do!).

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  27. Tiffany says:

    These are all such beautiful bundles! I don’t know how anyone could choose just one. 🙂 Thanks for your generosity.

  28. reeskylr says:

    Gorgeous bundles!! After seeing that Downstream quilt, I had to choose the yellow and greys. That would be wonderful to see made up. Thank you for the giveaway!

  29. Robin says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Kim Martino says:

    Great giveaway Yvonne. Thanks for the chance.

  31. Pat Draa says:

    My choice, if I should be so lucky would be the green, blue and yellow bundle. I love your blog. Thanks!

  32. Ann D says:

    I envy your ability to create quilt designs. Such lovely quilts. Thanks for the chance to win a bundle.

  33. Veronica Kenney says:

    Thank you! I love the giveaways, I always find new blogs, shops and people to follow! You are one of them! Thank you!

  34. The Kaleidoscope quilt is bright and beautiful, and as I am not in the US, wish all those there good luck in the giveaway. those fabric bundles look fabulous, lime green with blue, what wonderful colours together, You are so generous, and thanks for the chance for us who live elsewhere.

  35. Good Morning Yvonne! What a fabulous give away you are having! In the true reality of choices, I would be happy with any of the choices! Well, if I was lucky enough to be chosen to win. LOL. I am one of those people who honestly does love working with all the colors of the rainbow all of the time. I am so glad that I found your blog (really do not remember how now) and began following you; you just keep growing and growing and sharing more and more. It is always a pleasure and a learning adventure to read your posts! Plus, you have opened my mind to so many more ideas. Thank you for everything Yvonne! Have a fantastic creative day!

  36. Kristin says:

    Whoa my gosh! That’s an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  37. Yvonne, your generosity shines through, not just in these fabulous giveaways, but in the plans you have and the fun things you’ve dreamed up. I’m so proud to know you! I hope you get a ton new followers because they are in for a treat!

  38. Dorian says:

    You have some beautiful quilts here, I’m going to enjoy reading thru your blog posts. thanks for the great giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  39. This sounds fun and challenging!

  40. Jen R says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Yvonne! Your posts are always such a pleasure to read. You are so insightful and helpful with your many projects. Thanks for all you do for the online quilting community!

  41. quiltingmod says:

    Wow! You’ve outdone yourself here. Nice summary of upcoming blog events too!

  42. Tamara Williams says:

    Thank you. I’ll be watching for more of your blogs, and chatting! Isn’t quilting a great way to meet more friends?

  43. Kathy says:

    Thanks so much!

  44. Sarah@123quilt says:

    This is a great giveaway, Yvonne! Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Quilting Tangent says:

    Great giveaway, love all the bundles.

  46. rosa says:

    You will be busy.Love your pattern and fabric eye.Thankd for the chance.!!

  47. Kerry Ryan says:

    Love all three bundles. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. gail says:

    What great work and so many ideas! 🙂

  49. Lisa says:

    Awesome Giveaway Yvonne! Thanks for all the organization you do on our behalf.

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