348 entries for Friday’s post with a Give-Away of Quiltmaker Magazine’s most recent July/Aug 2012 issue!
I almost forgot to draw a winner – Lisa and I have been quilting our brains out today ---The chicken quilt is off the machine, the binding is sewn on, and now we plan on having girls chick-flick night complete with pizza delivery while we bind ourselves silly!
It’s been great having her here…she’s been working at the machine, and at getting a binding on, while I’ve been at the computer all day printing invoices for the book pre-orders and printing sheets of mailing labels to go with them. It’s a monotonous brain-numbing task, and having someone here to laugh with made it all go down with a spoon full of sugar!
So let’s get on to it shall we?
Our winner is SALLY of String Thing Along!
I started reading your blog in 2006. As room mother for my daughter's 1st grade class, I wanted to work with the children to make a quilt for their teacher (who had been so special to our family, having taught my son twice for 1st grade). She is an artist, so appreciates special things.
I used google, looking for quilt ideas. That is how I found Bonnie's name. I emailed her and she answered promptly. Said she was on the road teaching at the moment, but suggested I visit the quiltville chat group and ask for suggestions there....that it was a lively, helpful group with lots of experience and ideas. I visited them and life hasn't been the same since. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
(Oh, the quilt for the teacher? It was an award winner at our very competitive quilt show! Had the kids draw pictures, I traced them onto muslin, had the kids color them with fabric ink, then I cut their figures out and appliqued them onto the pieced background. There was a soccer team playing a game, baby rabbits underground in burrow, petting zoo, kite flyers, blimp, airplane, flowers, birds sitting on nests in trees, girl in field of flowers, beach with cabana, etc...lots of details!Such fun.
I've enjoyed your blog. I've learned to really appreciate the old sewing machines. I enjoy reading your chatter about them! I teach children sewing on old machines because they are so sturdy. I have no desire for a new computerized one. (Well, maybe would like to try one....) Thanks for all the inspiration, Bonnie. If you endorse a vitamin pill, I bet all of us would dash out and buy it!!:) Am amazed at how much you get done!
Sally, I left you a comment on your blog trying to reach you. Please get back to me with your snail mail address and we’ll get this out to you right away!
Thanks to everyone for playing along!