Giveaway Friday

Welcome to installment 3 of Giveaway Friday! My husband’s maternal grandparents have been a big influence in both of our lives and are part of the inspiration in our consideration for downsizing. His grandparents had a lovely home and extra large yard where they raised 5 children. Upon his grandfather’s retirement, they decided to move into a condo living facility for seniors and begin to downsize. My husband’s grandfather passed away a little over 4 years ago, and I had such a bad panic attack during the 12 hour drive home that I decided to turn in my letter of resignation at my job the next day. Many of you have followed along with my quilting journey since then!

2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover - Featuring Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover – Featuring Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

I am giving away (2) QuiltCon 2016 magazines with my Sunburst quilt on the cover and (1) Simply Moderne Issue 9 that contains my Spiraling Petals quilt. I will ship to any US address, but if you are an international follower, I don’t want to leave you out. So if someone internationally wins, they will get their selection of 1 PDF pattern from my shop.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open until Sunday, May 20th, at 9pm Eastern. By entering, you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older. Winners will be randomly selected and emailed. To claim your prize, you will have 48 hours to reply via email or a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

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70 thoughts on “Giveaway Friday

  1. shoshana says:

    i don’t know if i can say the BIGGEST, but certainly, you, cheryl kaminsky, angela walters andnancy mcnally [my first quilting class], are very important tome in my quilting journey. thank you for all the inspiration!

  2. Beth T. says:

    Gwen Marston is my likely my greatest quilting influence, in that I tend to think of quilting first in terms of classic shapes and patterns, and then move from there, going my own way. I continue to learn from her, every time I look through her books or re-read passages, even just looking for something specific I think I already know and just need a refresher on.

  3. Your quilt looks spectacular on the cover! My biggest quilt influence is my friend Wendy because she’s one of my closest friends and a prolific quilter. She encouraged me to read quilt blogs, write a quilt blog, and keep quilting.

  4. Mary says:

    I think it’s difficult to name ine quilter so I would have to say it’s womeone in my quilting guild. It’s not a particular person or the same one consistently. it’s someone who overcame an obstacle to finish a quilt, or someone who can’t particpate in normal activities because she must stay at home taking care of her husband so she sews on philanthropy quilts, or another oerson who makes sixty burpies one weekend just because she wants to sew for someone else. Thanks for sharing about your panice attack – you never know who you might help by yourr williingness to speak openly.

  5. Christi says:

    I’m quite old so all of you influence me now. I love seeing your creative juices flow. Last night I woman came to our quild with the most amazing thread paintings. I’ll never do it but beautiful work. I am sorry for the pain you feel with each loss. I tell my children and grandchildren it is the circle of life and not to grieve to long when I die. Move forward, do something wonderful with your life, make a difference and love everyday. Always remember you are loved and that’s what counts.

  6. Ellee says:

    Mary Ellen Hopkins has had the biggest influence on my quilt making journey. Everything she taught me so many years ago has stayed with me and served me well to this day.

  7. Lisa Marie says:

    My biggest influence would be my mother-in-law. I was never really exposed to handmade quilts until I saw some that she had made.

  8. Heide says:

    I really do not have someone in my life that is a big influence in my sewing. I was self taught, videos and magazines. Love learning from where I can. Thanks.

  9. Cindy Pieters says:

    I have no one in particular that has influenced my quilting adventure. I see inspiration and advice in the blogs I read like yours.

  10. Deb M says:

    I really can’t say that any one person is my biggest quilting influence. My mom taught me to sew as a youngster some 50+ years ago but she isn’t a quilter. My aunt taught me so many other crafty things but she wasn’t a quilter either. I try to come away from the classes, videos, and blogs with a new technique, a new appreciation, a new idea…most have an impact or influence on how I quilt. I just can’t get enough of them!

  11. Sharon Browne says:

    My biggest influence has been my maternal grandmother, who made me my first quilt, a beautiful Dresden Plate.

  12. Sally Price says:

    Learned to sew at 7, but didn’t know anyone that quilted…so came to that kind of late, only 4-5 yrs ago. Thank goodness for tutorials and videos! And how kind, helpful, and giving you (and the whole online quilting community) are…

  13. Katherine Simonton says:

    Influenced by so many, impossible to pick just 1.

  14. Liz Horgan says:

    I have to say that I can’t name any one person. I would have to say it’s the entire quilting community-online and my local guild.
    Thanks, and have a great weekend!

  15. Darleen Sanford says:

    I would say my husband is my biggest influence. He is always there to push me and offer great suggestions and ideas.

  16. Renea Yarolim says:

    The 8 ladies in my small informal quilting group. We have been quilting together for years.

  17. Sherry says:

    The ladies I sew with and go to retreat with are my biggest influence. I love getting their input and brainstorming with them.

  18. Peggy C says:

    My sister got me started in quilting and she makes great quilts but Judi Madsen always inspires me with her quilting designs.

  19. slmrn1 says:

    My biggest quilting influence is the owner and assistant manager at my local quilt shop. They are so inspiring and helpful and always cheerful, offering the best quilting classes and always something new and challenging.

  20. Kathryn Laposata says:

    My Aunt Louise always had a quilt in progress, and I love visiting her and seeing her quilts. She made one for my high school graduation that I still use.

  21. Wanda Bamberg says:

    My grandmother, Kate Hopper. Though I watched her quilt when I was a little girl, standing there thinking “such little pieces to sew together…..I won’t do that”. Just proves my big girl belief….Never Say Never! I love it all and pray for more time to Play Quilting as long as I can. . And….Yvonne, thank you for sharing your story. Glad I didn’t miss that. Probably most of us have our “wake up” story. You inspire me in more than one department.

  22. Cathy Wilson says:

    Every class and retreat I attend, every blog I read, and every Pinterest link I follow give me so much inspiration!

  23. Kathe Gardner says:

    Both my grandmothers were my biggest influence on my sewing, knitting and quilting — one was an immigrant from Norway with her ‘Hope Chest’ and the other was employed as a seamstress and single mom with two children to raise. I was probably a ‘hopeless’ case growing up but eventually was able to join their ranks (except for crocheting). And you and other bloggers I follow. Thanks.

  24. Camille says:

    My small quilt group has been my biggest quilting influence. They inspire, encourage, pitch-in when needed, suggest and provide laughter for my mental health.

  25. Julie J Vogel says:

    All of the wonderful blog writers that I follow. You are definitely one of those!

  26. Anita says:

    My biggest quilt influence is all the blogs and Instagram accounts I follow that are showing modern quilts.

  27. Deb says:

    I started quilting four years ago. Each day I am inspired by what I see and read about quilting on the Internet.

  28. Noreen Trotsky says:

    I don’t just have one quilting influence. I gather inspiration from all the quilters out there, magazines, blogs, my two guilds, etc….

  29. Sue says:

    There have been so many influences on my quilting that I couldn’t name just one. Altho you have been my biggest influence to learn modern quilting.

  30. Beth Stanfield says:

    Both my grandmothers did some Quilting but not like today’s works of art. My maternal grandma made utilitarian quilts to warm her large family. I was blessed with her bent thumb thimble-a treasure, but too large for my hand. My paternal hometown MaMa taught me how to make Cathedral Window blocks by hand, but her main joy was crochet, which she passed along to me.
    I really learned to make quilts from the ladies in my church quilting group, which I now lead. Much of my inspiration came from watching Alex Anderson and Nancy Zieman on TV after long days of mothering and teaching elementary school. Such encouragement to try things and work in stolen time grabs. I appreciate the quilting community!

  31. QuiltShopGal says:

    I like your downsizing giveaway idea (and giveaway….I reading old and new magazines). This could become a fun theme group blogging event, possibly every spring. But I also wonder given you reference downsizing, if you are planning a move?

  32. coollizzie says:

    I love your cover quilt – that is so strong and delightful! I am most inspired by all the wonderful work I see online thru blogs I follow. I have enough thrilling projects in the queue for 3 lifetimes!

  33. Rita Wilson says:

    I am influenced by several quilters that I follow. I spend too much time reading and looking at great postings.

  34. Rosemary says:

    My oldest daughter that I taught to sew when she was very little. She is now 60 and does such a beautiful job … quilting and is now designing personal quilts for friends. The quilt cover on QuiltCon is one of my favorites, btw. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Daniela M says:

    The person who influenced me in my quilting the most is my friend, ESL teacher, quilter – Dorothy Whitcomb. She opened the windows to the world of quilting I knew nothing about. Word – quilting? Starts with “q”? Weird, I thought when I heard it for the first time – when I was about 30 years old, many, many years ago.

  36. nancyangerer says:

    The biggest influence on my quilting are my grandmother, great grandmother, and my mother. I slept under quilts that my grandmother and great grandmother had made all my growing up years. My mother passed on her appreciation of those quilts and even made us a quilt for a wedding gift. In fact, we had 4 quilts given to us as wedding gifts. I am now almost 76, and we have been married 55 years. So family passed on the love of quilts, and I have picked up lessons in quilt making from classes and blogs.

  37. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Both my mother and my grandmother were great influences to get me started in quilting. My mother-in-law also sews quilts. Now my daughter has learned to piece and quilt.

  38. adreamandastitch says:

    My biggest quilting influence has been my Aunt Jacque. Hands down. She is such a giving person with a talent and appreciation for the art. The best thing she has taught me is not about quarter inch seams or pressing with steam, but it is about the love you give when you share a quilt with someone. The care and happiness that is passed on and how those quilts are meant to be used by the recipient so they receive that joy each time they curl up or lay it out.

  39. Congratulations on your ‘cover girl’ status!
    My grandmother was always doing some sort of handwork, and once, while staying with her for a week in the summer, I watched her carefully draw around cardboard templates and and sew those pieces of fabrics together. I grew up and often made my own work uniforms and clothing while in college. After I got a good job in a new town, I found myself looking at the leftover fabric pieces I had and recalled my summers with my grandmother. Thus I made my first quilt in 1985 using my own cardboard templates, while watching my local PBS station on the weekends (There were quilting shows!). I still have that quilt, but it’s in shreds because many of the fabrics were inappropriate for that use. But each fabric reminds me of the clothing I made, just as my mom can point to a fabric in the quilt her grandmother made her and tell me that she had a dress made form that fabric, a blouse made from another. Her quilt was never used much, so it’s still pristine.

  40. Denise Monday says:

    My mother. She started me handsewing before I was six years old. We evolved to the sewing machine and on to clothes, then quilts.

  41. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Love your quilt and glad you found your comfort zone here with quilting.

  42. Janet T says:

    I don’t have a close quilting buddy, so I guess I would say the internet. I surf every day, checking out the newest, cutest designs, fabrics and tools needed to keep my hobby (and mind) going.

  43. Lynda H says:

    I don’t have anyone that has influenced my quilting – I am the first in my family (going back many many generations) to make quilts. I have relied on blog posts from people like yourself to help me on the way. I am proud to say that the owner of my local LQS had complemented me on my piecing, is currently showing one of my quilts as a sample, and has asked me to teach. I have been quilting for about 10 years now – don’t plan on quitting anytime soon.

  44. Susan Stanton says:

    Eleanor Burns. I loved watching her shows and learned so much from them and her books.

  45. Mary Furber says:

    Well, I first fell in love the Lynette Jensen’s Thimbleberries fabric and patterns. But recently I have really fallen in love with modern quilts and fabrics. The colors are just too wonderful!

  46. barbara says:

    love Bonnie Hunter and Jenny Doab

  47. My Mother+Aunts and Thimbleblossoms. Thanks for sharing!

  48. carolyn montgomery says:

    i love all the quilting blogs and learn a lot from them as well as the qals.

  49. Rita Long says:

    My neighbor when I was a child that initially influenced me. She did such beautiful work and shared them with us.

  50. quilterpt says:

    I think my biggest influence are folks like Angela Walters, Bonnie Hunter, and a woman I know through the blogosphere, Lynne Tyler.

    Thanks for sharing!

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