Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Grateful Giveaway!



If you have been reading our posts lately, you will know that we had a great time in Houston for Quilt Market and Festival. We had so much fun and saw so many awesome fabrics and products that we thought we would share a little bit more about what we saw and what we bought.


During market we wandered around looking at all the eye candy available. We saw new lines of fabric, helpful new tools, beautiful silk ribbons, and threads galore. It was a bit overwhelming at first, but we hit our stride and began working through the list of exhibitors we wanted to see.

We have both wanted to try combining embroidery and English paper piecing, so we headed over to the Paper Pieces booth to see what we could find. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, Joanne, and given some sample products to try; however, we had no fabric, so that became our next quest: find fabric to use for our English paper piecing samples.


We didn't have to travel far when we happened upon the Blend Fabric's booth and were instantly captured by some of their whimsical designs. Little Red Riding Hood, for obvious reason, caught our eye, as well as many of their other fabric lines.


As we searched for more fabric—because who doesn't need more fabric—we stopped at Villa Rosa Designs. We loved the combinations of fabrics they put together to go with their pattern cards, so of course, we had to buy some of their half-yard sets.


Since threads are an important part of what we do, the Wonderfil booth was on our list of places to stop. We purchased a few sets of the Sue Spargo Eleganza thread and completed our collection of the Invisafil threads for our appliqué. While we were having fun chatting with the gals in the booth, we received a few a samples of some new threads to try.


Toward the end of our week, we stopped at the EdMar booth and tried not to drool over the amazing Brazilian embroidery threads and kits. We purchased a variety of threads and an adorable kit complete with all we would need to finish it.

 

As Thanksgiving draws near, we thought we would thank our readers with a Facebook giveaway! We are getting close to a 1000 likes on our Facebook page, and we thought it would be fun to celebrate reaching that milestone.



Our giveaway includes some of the great things we saw at Market along with some other goodies:

  • A handy Through the Needle's Eye tote bag to carry your projects
  • A Blend Fabrics fat quarter
  • A Wonderfil 2017 calendar
  • Two packages of Colonial needles
  • A spool of Mettler thread
  • Twelve project/pattern cards from Villa Rosa Designs
  • A Moda charm pack
  • One skein of Brazilian embroidery thread
  • A small English paper piecing project
  • Three DMC skeins of floss
  • AND a handmade, wool, crazy quilt, needle book!























All you have to do to enter our giveaway is:
  1. Go to our Facebook page and let us know that you have liked our page by commenting on the post about our giveaway.
  2. For extra entries, you can tag friend(s) that you think might enjoy following our page.
  3. Leave a comment on the blog below telling us what product in the giveaway appeals to you the most.
When we have reached 1000 Facebook followers on our page, we will randomly select a winner from all the entries. Check back often to see when the drawing will be . . . and to see if you've won!

To be eligible, remember to comment on Facebook, tag friend(s) for extra entries, and comment below on the blog. That's just two comments, and a bonus for tagging someone who likes our page.

We are so grateful for our readers and we hope that you will share our blog with your friends as we continue to share the stories that come from our needles!


NOTE: As December 8, 2016, the drawing has come to a close.



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28 comments:

  1. Oh what fun! It looks like shopping at Houston really paid off. Wink! A few years ago I watched a demonstration of Brazilian embroidery and I was totally mesmerized. It is so unique and beautiful! Have fun with it!

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    1. The designer and stitcher of these patterns was in the booth—a lovely lady who was delighted to show us how she was doing her stitches. Her work is just stunning! We have done a number of the Brazilian embroidery stitches, but having never used this rayon thread, we are both excited to give it a try!

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  2. I love the needlebook - can't have too many of those, but I have always been a thread junkie, used to do a ton of embroidery and always picking up thread and floss everywhere I go
    Thank you so very much

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    1. So glad you like the needlebook, Marian. We are thread junkies, too!

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  3. The calendar caught my eye, as I collect books and other items with textile illustrations. When I looked more closely at the other items I was delighted to see that sweet needlebook. That was when I got greedy. If I win please use my email address gjelizabeth@yahoo.com rather than the one attached to my Google account. Thanks!

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    1. We don't think that sounds greedy! You just have a great appreciation for the finer things in life. 😊

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  4. I love using charm packs, especially for baby quilts.

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    1. This charm pack would make a darling baby quilt, MaryBeth!

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  5. I love threads, I'm just venturing into Brazilian Embroidery and love to embellish wool applique.Everythi g looks wonderful.

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    1. We do, too, Sheila! We love the different textures of various threads.

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  6. I'm most excited about the English paper piecing project. I've seen so many amazing projects and haven't been able to try it myself.

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    1. We had such fun experimenting with it while we are in Houston. The possibilities are endless!

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  7. It all looks yummy! The Villa Rosa patterns were the first thing to catch my eye! Thanks for the fun!

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  8. I love all the prizes but if I had to pick it would be the threads. Beautiful threads and a needle and your imagination can change a ho hum piece to something priceless.

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    1. We totally agree with that premise, Sue! Embroidery adds so much to any piece.

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  9. I too am interested in the Brazilian rayon thread. I have been trying all sorts of threads in embellishing album blocks.

    I enjoy your blog very much.

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    1. It has a pretty sheen to it and would probably look great embellishing album blocks! Thank you.

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  10. Love charm packs and Moda fabrics....

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  11. A thoughtful giveaway for a lucky stitcher. Very kind.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! We are happy to put you on the list! Good luck!

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  12. I would love to have the crazy stitch handbook....I'm just getting into crazy stitches. That would be so awesome to have. Thanks for being so generous.

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    1. I am so sorry that your comment was deleted accidentally. You are most definitely entered in the giveaway and we are glad you like the needlebook!

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  14. So glad I found your site , like and following . My favorite is thread ! You can never have enough shades!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. We agree: threads are as addicting as fabric! 😊

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