Did you know that THIS Saturday – March 15th is National Quilting Day? I LOVE that there’s a day dedicated to QUILTS! What fun! I have been trying to think of a way to celebrate with you all and what is better than a giveaway?
So…I’m excited to announce that you have a chance to win a FREE Craftsy Class! Craftsy has been a great online tool for me to learn new techniques. One thing I’ve been doing lately is streaming Leah Day’s, Free Motion Quilting a Sampler class while I work. I’ve picked up on so many tips and techniques just from glancing over when something catches my ear. The great thing – I can easily back up and watch something again if I didn’t catch it the first time! And this is just ONE example of the plethora of amazing classes Craftsy offers.
I’ve also found that it’s a super easy platform to host the patterns I have available for free and for small fee. It’s very user friendly and it’s fun to search around and see what patterns other designers have out there as well. I’ll admit…I’ve even been itching to learn how to knit because of some of the adorable knit patterns I’ve seen!
Visit PersimonDreams’s Craftsy Pattern Store »
So anyway – just click on the link below to enter to win a Craftsy class!
Enter to win a Craftsy class
The give away will end on Monday, March 17th at 9pm, CDT.
PS – Crafty’s not just for quilters…name the craft – they probably have classes and community based around it!
TIME TO VOTE! Choose your THREE Favorite Quilts Below and click on the heart to vote (upper right corner)! You can click on the photo’s themselves to read the ‘story’ behind the quilt – my favorite part!
Please DO NOT VOTE for entries 29 and 30. I made 29 and 30 – while I am not eligible for prizes and don’t want to take away votes from others – I still want to show off my work! You can, however, feel free to click on my projects and leave me a comment on what you think! I love to hear from you!
The quilt with the most votes will receive this:
will win a bundle of six fat quarters of fabrics I hand-dyed AND
a fabulous fun pack of fabrics from Trisha Frankland (equivalent to 2.5 yards…mostly in fat quarters, but some long quarters too). What a fabric filled prize pack we have this week!!!!
Voting will close on Friday, March 14th at 8pm.
We’re going to try it again. This new way to link up and vote seemed to run pretty smoothly for Challenge 4. Below I need you to link up either a blog post or a flickr image to widget below of your COMPLETED ‘Grocery Store’ Project QUILTING Piece. The link up will be open from noon on March 2nd until noon on March 9th. There is NO WIGGLE ROOM here like there was before. At noon – you can no longer link up and I won’t be able to squeeze you in either. Please plan accordingly.
If you don’t blog and you don’t do flickr, email your picture and story to me by 11:00 am on March 9th so I can get it posted for you. Since I’m doing this differently I need time to do this BEFORE the link closes.
Please still include the story and information behind the quilt on flickr and/or your blog post. We all still want to read about it! AND when you link up, if you choose to link to your blog, be sure to link to the post talking about your quilt. This will make it easier for us all to find it.
This is the second time I’m doing this! If you have any questions or issues with it please let me know ASAP or feel free to post on the Project QUILTING page or ‘Challenge Quilts‘ Group. If I’m not around someone usually is to answer questions!
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Sorry for the delay in the ‘WINNERS’ post! My big girls had a sleepover with Capri’s godmother, we lost power for a bit,
Photo I snagged of the Milwaukee Art Museum…it’s a piece of art in itself.
we took a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum to see our neighbor girls’ (aka our fabulous babysitter) art on display, and dealt with fun snowy roads on the way home with a plethora of vehicles in the ditches. Anyway – after all that – we did get home safely and the girls picked names for the winners!
First – our Public Vote winner is…
Carla Keahey with her quilt ‘Infinite Possibilities’!
Congrats Calra! I’ll be sending you this fun LEGO Furniture: Sewing Room w/ sewing machine, dress forms, and table!
By the way – what did you all think if the new link up system for entries and voting? For me it was WAY EASIER and I was able to do more work in other areas to promote PQ – like adding the projects to the PQ Pinterest board.
PRIZES for Week 4
Each challenge that you complete a quilt for your name will be put into hat. One of my three beautiful girls will draw a name randomly for each prize. Don’t forget – this also means you’re in the hat for the Grand Prize at the end of the season…
I attempted to get a group shot of my prize pickers. This was the best one – the first I took. In the next frame PIp ‘head butts’ (on accident) Capri and the rest of the attempts were a complete and utter fail.
$30 gift certificate redeemable towards quilting by Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting goes to….
Fabrics N Quilts is donating a $20 gift certificate to…
Studio Cherie will be giving a free pattern to…
For Quilts Sake will be giving away one of these fabulous stash bags to…
(sorry for the long distance and upside down shot…Pip wanted to show off the outfit she picked out for today – an apple dress, tutu, and MJ striped leggings !
Wooldand Ridge Retreat will be giving away a $50 gift certificate towards a retreat stay (which works for the PQ4Me Retreat!) to..
Waggons West is donating a custom quilt label to…
Congrats to all the winners! If you don’t hear from me by this time tomorrow please don’t hesitate to contact me. I tend to get distracted easily…
Stop back tomorrow at Noon to see the new Project QUILTING challenge!
I was super excited when in late January Capri came home with a consent form that allowed a piece of her art be hung at the Southwest Regional Art Show at UW Baraboo. Of course I signed it! It all worked out pretty well too – the ‘reception’ for the event was on February 22nd – two days before Capri’s birthday. We just made it part of her birthday celebration!When we got to the show we went hunting for Capri’s work – she wasn’t sure which piece the teacher had selected. When I had emailed the teacher for more details about the show she had included a little note too…
I could have put just about any piece of artwork of Capri’s! She is so talented and conscientious! I have really enjoyed having your kids in art:)
So nice to hear! It wasn’t long before we found Capri’s piece – she had named it ‘Happy Numbers’.
I think it sort of looks like a quilt! What fun! It was a great little show and so nice to see that Poynette was so well represented with some wonderful student artists!Here Capri is with her piece!
When Michele from Quilting Gallery posted about the Olympics Inspired Mug Rug Swap I signed up right away! She does such an amazing job organizing these swaps I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
There were two patterns from the Patchsmith that we were to make for our partners.
The first one was the The Winter Dove. I used a piece of my hand-dyed print for the background of my dove – I think it was perfect! Also – my dove is flying in autumn so she has orange leaves (and my partner listed orange as one of her favorites and I liked the contrast of the orange with the blue more than I think green would have made.).
The other pattern was the Russian Doll. I did use a couple of the same fabrics in each mug rug just because I think it makes them more of a ‘pair’ that way – but they also can still hold their own.
Sometimes the swaps are secret but this time they weren’t. I LOVED that! My partner was Susan from Canada and this is her website. We chatted a bit with each other online and when I told her I would be happy to tone down my colors for her so she could enjoy her mug rugs her response after checking out my work was – “please don’t tone down your style. I love it” WHEW! Things just became so much easier for me! The patterns also had the dove rug finishing at a slightly larger size than the doll – I altered the dimensions slightly so they were both the same size…I’m thinking that’s the engineer in me. I did take her preferences into account as I picked out my fabrics for my rugs – BUT I would say they pretty much still scream ‘Kim made these!’ I shipped them out on Monday and I can’t wait to here what she thinks when she sees them!
I enjoyed these so much that I had a bit of extra time so I quick whipped up a simplified Russian Doll mug rug for a friend who adopted a boy from Russia! It turned out so sweet and perfect AND she loved it!
The other day I exciting mail – my rugs from my partner had a arrived! Ironically she made the dove mug rug for me in her hand-dyed fabric! Wonderful!
And check out this adorable Russian Doll Mug Rug! Pip carries this around and kisses the dolly! Thank you partner! I Love them!
If you’re on facebook – be sure to join the group ‘Quilting Gallery Swaps’ so you don’t miss out on the next fun swap (and you’ll see all the great ones coming in from this one) AND/OR join the flickr group!
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday!