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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Remember those MAIL SLIPS? ((And Surprise Give-Away!))

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This morning I bemoaned having to make a trip to the “far away” post office because there was a package that needed signing for.

You should have seen me when the postal guy asked me: “Well, are you going to share?!?”

And I thought…SHARE? WHAT?!?

The customs form said the box containted “chocolates and biscuits”  All the way from AUSTRALIA!!

I could hardly wait to get the box home and get into it ---

I tore into it with reckless amusement and spilled the contents out onto the dining room table, aka Shipping Station:

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Holy Tim Tams!!

Thank you thank you thank you goes to Vonnie who was so kind to think of us!  We’ll have fun parceling these out this weekend at the cabin.  Jason is bringing up his new girl friend ((This is serious stuff if he actually wants to introduce us to someone special!)) and we will have a great weekend.

A couple other goodies showed up with no message at all and I’m not sure WHY they came to my door, but we are going to share the love:

NOTE:  THIS DRAWING ENDED June 1, 2014! Congrats to our lucky winners!

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Two copies of the latest McCall’s Quilting!

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Featuring my friend John Kubiniec’s pattern, Independence!

((He’s got the scrappy neutrals thing going on, y’all!))

There are loads of great quilts included for summer ---and we are going to draw for two lucky winners!

Just leave me a comment below FROM A REAL COMPUTER and if you are on a mobile device, you have got to know by now that you can’t comment via a link in Facebook ---you have to open the link in a new safari or browser window to be able to comment.  Same thing if you are on some blog reader services.  Open it up in it’s OWN PAGE and you should be fine.

Do not leave your entry in the side-bar guestbook.  Do not leave your entry in Facebook or instagram.  It has to be HERE in the comments section of THIS POST only so I can use the random number generator to draw our two winners.

Please leave your name and email address if commenting as anonymous.  If I can’t reach you after drawing your entry, we’ll have to choose someone else.

We will draw Sunday Night after I return home from the cabin ---

Ready, Set? Good luck everyone!

Oh, and PS – plan on Quilt Cam Monday night as Tuesday morning I am off to Oregon! Whoowhooo!


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jean said...

John now teaches at Patricias- my local quilt shop!

Anonymous said...

nice quilt John way to go
peg in kansas

TerraLeigh said...

Hiya Bonnie! Pick Me! Pick Me! LOL Thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

thanks for including me in the drawing. shirl
handquiltAT yahooDOT com

Mary Van Dijk said...

I love John's pattern and it would look great made with Civil War reproductions.....I happen to have a drawer full...lol

Rochelle said...

Oh how cool to get 2 unexpected surprises in one day ! Double Blessings- one for you and one your faithful readers !!

Jeannette Michel said...

great quilts John, would love to have some new magazines

Jean said...

Beautiful quilts in the magazines.Thanks for a chance to win

Mary said...

Love the pattern, John. Bonnie is great to share with us!

Chase Klop said...

I saw Hexie's in that issue!!! I'm recently addicted!!! Thanks for doing another give away!

Barbb said...

Awesome mail!!! Worth the trip to the post office!

Karen said...

I would love to enter your give-a-way. You are one super busy lady. I can't believe you are headed out again. Do you take time to breathe? What fun to get a box of Tim Tams, what are they?

Anonymous said...

Great magazine...love your blogs. Hope I'm the lucky one!
Thanks, Carla
csimao@hawaiiantel.net

Ruth Kyser said...

Would love to win the magazines! Can always use more quilt patterns! :)

Linda said...

I always love a give-away. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of a great magazine.

Andee said...

Yay on a giveaway and yay on quiltcam! So glad you got a bunch of goodies and special people to share them with!

Anonymous said...

Please, pick my #.
dtell@bgsu.edu

Shane said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Bonnie...love your patterns.

sherryberrybim said...

Hey Bonnie, would love to win a copy of the magazine.

Donna said...

Love the magazine I'd like to win it.

Dorris Dale said...

thanks for all you do for us. I love that you have such a giving heart.

Pam Bricher said...

Love your blog. Thanks for doing it......

Donna said...

Love the magazine I'd like to win it.

Anonymous said...

Hope I win!! Thank you for the opportunity!
Pat Clark
hpatoot@aol.com

mary said...

That would be a great quilt to do.

Pam Bricher said...

Love your blog. Thanks for doing it......

Aly Anker said...

Thank you for giving this lovely magazine away. I would love to win but will be happy for whoever gets it. :)

Sue said...

Thanks for allowing us to watch your episode of The Quilt Show for free ~ loved it! Always good stuff! :)

Jean Kranz said...

Would love to win!

pam bricher said...

Love your blog

Angelia B said...

Cool quilt for service member. Love the one on cover too. Thanks for chance to win.

Pam Bricher said...

Love your blog

Anonymous said...

It's fun to get goodies in the mail!
Lisa

Lalexander733(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy Nehez said...

Wow, great pattern! Thanks for the opportunity!

SherryR said...

McCall's is one of my favorite quilt magazines. Hope I win.

Nancy said...

Great quilt and would love to win it!! Stopped buying quilt magazines 3 yrs. ago when hubby was put out of work for health reasons. He treats me to Quilt Sampler in the spring and fall...that is now it. I am surviving just fine without them; but it would be so much fun to go through a new one!

Mo said...

OH that one is wonderful, can't wait to get a copy and try the pattern!

cindy greer said...

I will probably not win this, but I will be buying the book for the John's pattern.

Christine said...

Thank you for the giveaway love it! Looks like you are headed my way to Oregon going to try to talk my friend in taking me to the guild where you will be as she is a member. See you on quilt cam :-)

A Rose in Texas said...

Glad you're home safe. Enjoy your time at home with family.
Thanks for all the great giveaways! You give us so much!

Alice Leishman said...

Love the pattern! Pick me!!

Mo said...

this is a bit complicated for a comment to win one magazine BUT I hope it's worth it. Love the quilt

kacklinghen said...

Don't you just love surprises in the mail.. I sure do..

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Thanks for the chance to win! ☺

my nana maree @ yahoo . com

Patty said...

Thanks for the giveaway Bonnie. You are so generous with your time, talents and goodies too. Lucky readers!

Pat Dauphinee said...

McCall's is right up there with my Quiltmaker mag. Thanks Bonnie.

kacklinghen said...

Don't you just love surprises in the mail.. I sure do..

Margaret Clubb said...

What a nice thing to do Bonnie, sharing your new magazines that you just received. You are so appreciated (even though I never win, sigh, maybe one of these days!!) and I love your patterns. Now if I could just save enough for a couple of your books LOL!!

Angela Sanders said...

have to ask what is a tim tam? and Love looking through the magazines....thank you

Verna A. said...

I'm looking forward to quilt cam!

Anonymous said...

Sure wish I still lived in Hickory....sigh!! Great give away. Wish you would give away the Tim Tams, love those!! Thanks!!
dkmurphy@longlines.com
Diane Murphy

vandy said...

scrappy stars are wonderful
vandy
vlinhart88@gmail.com

barblr said...

robinsonblr@gmail.com
Barbara

I would love to be drawn as a winner. Thank you!!

Mary Smith said...

Would love to win!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

please tell your random computer picky thingie that I would like this issue because there are stars and hexies in the same magazine! :-) ya just cant go wrong with either! looks like a great issue...thanks for the opportunity! *~*CAROLE*~*

SubeeSews said...

Those Ausies are always generous with treats. I have a swapper who always sends chocolates to me!!!
Crossing my fingers here in Indiana

Mary Dowell said...

Glad you made it home, I would love to have a copy of John's quilt, I can see it in red, whit and blue for the forth.

sewnsew said...

Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Like the stars and especially the scrappy neutrals. Ramona from Maine

Donna Chambers said...

Hi, Bonnie! Thanks for the chance to win!



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donnaschambers999@yahoo.ca

Karen Rowland said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win a magazine!!

Kitties and Quilts said...

One of my favorite magazines! Thanks for offering a chance. You are very generous. Debbie in WV

Barbara said...

chocomaniac1951@yahoo.com

You rock Bonnie! Love your patterns.

Anonymous said...

I am presently sitting in a hotel in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. I bought one of your books in the quilt shop here. Normally I live on Vancouver Island in BC. would love a copy of the magazine Cynthia quilticat at yahoodotcom

LindaBee said...

Quilt Cam!!! Yeah. Since your Quilt Show was extended I took advantage and watched it for a 3rd time.

Patricia Smith said...

Good luck everyone!

LindaBee said...

Since your quilt show was extended, I watched it for a 3rd time.

Kathy Kavanaugh said...

Awesome looking quilt, John!!!

Anonymous said...

So exciting! Thank you for the contest ;)

donnabristow@msn.com

Man for all seasons said...

Hooray, another man who quilts! Hope I'm lucky with this draw!

Terrie said...

I would love the chance, thanks so much !!!

JustPam said...

I am jealous of your mail! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer Ciaccio said...

Bonnie, you always get fun mail. My 6 yr. old daughter would be so jealous as she is always looking for mail with her name on it. Thanks for sharing your goodies with your fans!

Catherine Remus said...

Thank you for the give away. Love to read about your adventures!

Denise said...

I received my McCall's Quilting Magazine today. It was the highlight of my day. Thanks Bonnie!!!

Leona said...

Thanks for always sharing.
Leona in London, KY

Janet Beyea said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this magazine! I just finished your pattern, My Blue Heaven, and am now struggling to decide which one to start next. There are so many lovely ones to choose from!

Anonymous said...

What fun, love John's pattern. Debby
oldladyp2@yahoo.com

KathyF said...

You are so lucky to get a fun package from Australia. Enjoy it. Generator Generator, pick me! LOL

JaNae said...

Sweet! Have a wonderful evening!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, I would love to be a winner.
Thank You for all you do,

Becky in West Virginia
bpyle@frontier.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie! Love your patterns. hope I get selected. dfoster2563@aol.com

M398 said...

I finished your Celtic Mystery. I get the best compliments on your pattern and color choices.

Ingrid said...

I LOVE presents!!!! Thanks!

judys said...

Love the star quilt! perfect for my granddaughter's birthday (when I mistakenly promised her another quilt cause she got a new bigger bed!)

Thank you for this draw.

magnoliasntea said...

Me, me, pick me Mr. Random Number Generator. I love that magazine, but I don't even own a copy.
Love the chocolate stash. ;)

Annie said...

I love to read about your trips and meetings...and Quiltvilla!!! I hope I get picked for one of the magazines!!

Jill the Quilter said...

looks lovely!

Neil and Lorelei said...

Lucky you with all that candy and treats! Now a treat for ME would be to win a gift! Lovin' that scrappy quilt with the neutrals!

Material Girl said...

What a nice parcel to receive, have a great weekend at the cabin and enjoy all those goodies.
I love any pattern that has Stars in it, and the hexies look like fun too, looks like a great issue.
Oh and I wanted to say that I really enjoyed the episode of the Quilt Show, I learned a lot from it.
Enjoy your weekend.

Gwen

Kathy D said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Beautiful Independence quilt.
Kathy
katydidmax@frontier.com

Judy Williams said...

I love the pattern, would be great to win the magazine...........Judy

Kim said...

Love the quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

elively said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy! Enjoy your weekend at the cabin. You deserve the time with family after being gone for 10 days. Fun to meet the girlfriend.

Joyce Cook said...

TY Bonnie for all you DO!!
joycec.cook84@yahoo.com

Nancy Vance said...

oh please please please pick me :) thanks so much for the web page I love looking at all the cool quilts people make

Claire P said...

I love your daily blog and am a big fan of scraps. I would love to win a magazine. I did not realize TimTams were real...they were featured in a novel I just finished.
Claire

vwlady said...

I'm so glad I have an old school computer! That's about as high tech as I get! Love your blog...it always makes me smile. I, too, love surprises in the mail....yours looks delish! Thanks for the chance to win!
Janet
NTZASQRL2(at)msn(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Emily Smith
The quilt magazine looks like a good one. Would love to win one of them!

carreen Lindebak said...

I just love the patriotic quilts!

Kathy said...

Love all your scraps, can't remember when I last made a quilt with fabric bought specifically for one project.

Kathy.day@frontiernet.net

Kitty Stubbs said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win one of the magazines.. I am New to quilting and have been really enjoying your blog... You make this so FUN !! Big HUGS

Kitty from Ohio

grannyonwheels12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your love of the art. Maggie Bailey sewitall8344@yahoo.com

colleen said...

I'd like to enter to win! Thank you so much for the chance to be a winner.
Colleen
In dry
California

JanetL said...

What a great homecoming package for you. And thank you for sharing some of it with your readers.

Laura said...

I continue to learn from you! Thank you for sharing your knowledge And gifts from your mail.

Mary Auerswald said...

Your the bomb! You give us inspiration to get off the couch and go to sew!

Anonymous said...

Oh Bonnie! You are so generous! I have followed you for years and commented on most of the giveaways! Today, I feel lucky!
Sue Sullivan
sullivan36@sbcglobal.net

Myrna said...

John's quilt looks great and so do your Aussie goodies. You'll impress that special girl this weekend with your imported sweets. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love a free copy of the magazine. I'll be tuning in for Quilt Cam on Monday.

Liz Godts said...

Do we get chocolate too? LOL Love your patterns Bonnie!

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in Bonnie and enjoy your treats.

Patty D from NC said...

thanks for the chance to win.

Nora Powers said...

Love reading your blog and really love your scrappy patterns. Thanks for sharing. Nora
NorasArkQuilting@gmail.com

Judy said...

What a beautiful quilt!!

Kathy Marlow said...

Please pick me.....Your comments and insite are so "normal". I truly enjoying your postings.

Barba Drebenstedt said...

I'd love to win. Thanks for letting me enter and have a chance.

Lynn Shumbarger said...

I would be so honored if you picked me !!!!

PalmerGal said...

okay, I'm feeling random tonight! :) And bringing a girl home to meet the parents - serious indeed!

grandmaFlor said...

thanks for the opportunity. Love your blog and fb page

Donna said...

I love the look of scrappy neutrals!! thank you for the opportunity!!
quiltindlj@yahoo.com

Pauline said...

Even though I have the mag, I have two special friends I would love to share this issue with.

Lola Bryant said...

I have only been a "scrapaholic" for about 6 months, since solving the mystery of the Celtic Solstice - yeah, I made one - and the top is finished - and while I was sewing on it, I was also furiously cutting my bits and pieces of fabrics into strips, squares and rectangles. Am really hooked on scrappy now. And if I don't win, send me a bar of that Aussie chocolate as a consolation prize. lol

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

Welcome back home! It is special when your son wants you to meet that "special someone. Next there will be "wedding bells" and then a grandchild. Get ready! Thanks for all you do and sharing the wealth. BTW, the quilt would make a good QOV. Can't wait for quilt cam!

Joyce w said...

I love , love your quilts have made several of your quilts have three of your books, planning to get more soon. Would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity.

monica sisk said...

So what exactly is a Tim Tam....now I'm curious.
My son recently brought a girl friend for us to meet...it was a first, must be something in the air.

just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

just me said...

wonderful quilt ideas :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have a great weekend and thanks for the give away

Robin Wells said...

Love the chance to win! Love all of your quilts!

Robin Wells robinwells0818@gmail.com

Quiltmam Citaatje said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm enjoying Quilt-cam sessions later but i love them! Still working on my solstice quilt, top is done, now up to add borders. In time i'll send you photo's. Love your great scrappy work and wishing you a nice weekend!

Diane Hughes said...
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Miss Jamee Quilts said...

pic me, pic me! i am a devoted fan! missjameequilts@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do!

Marcia Ash said...

Glad you made it home safely. I'd love a new mag!

Penny said...

Love to win!! Thanks for the chance.
Penny
pmallow@gmail.com

jan digh said...

first timer let me win jdigh@peoplepc.com

lynne said...

here's to hoping that the random number draw-er will draw me ;o) i would love to have a new little mag to drool over ;o)

Diane Hughes said...

Thanks Bonnie for the giveaways! Please pick me! LOL
dihughes38925@gmail.com

Digiscrapations said...

Pick me please! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win
Teresa ayars
tlayars@msn.com

Judy said...

Just by looking at the picture of the new Mc Calls magazine I know I want to win. I have been working diligently on my gfg wall hanging and it is starting to show progress. Have fun at the cabin with your special guest and all your treats. Maybe you will have a new quilter to inspire.

Crickets Corner said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Those goodies look fantastic.

Becca said...

I'm looking forward to Quilt Cam.

geezbees75 said...

So simple but striking.

Unknown said...

Have a great weekend up at the cabin and thanks for sharing all your travels and all the quilts

teachpany said...

John designed another great quilt. I saw this issue at the store today, but didn't pick it up. I guess I'll have to see if it's still there when I get back to that store. Thanks. Have a great and well deserved weekend!

Kay said...

I'd love to win a copy! I'll bet you can't wait to meet the girlfriend.

Juliet_J said...

What, no Vegemite?? LOL! Enjoy your time at home - oh, and please pick me for the drawing ;)

Julie in Huntington Beach (one of your M&L kidnappers...)
juliet.s.jacinto@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win.

Lynn McIndoe said...

I love John's quilt, and agree that the scrappy background adds a lot of interest to it.

Anonymous said...

Hay Bonnie, would love to have a new magazine to read. LOL
barbarafoster@telus.net

Barb said...

Love that pattern....thanks for the chance to win!

Barb
spurr@mts.net

Anonymous said...

Love new magazines and patterns, but those CHOCOLATE TREATS ~ mmm!

lmhfarmer@yahoo.com

Rita Subrt said...

I'd love to win. Thanks in advance. Sew until later!

Jo C. said...

Thank so much for sharing...welcome home!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

A box of junk food from Australia...how often does a girl come home to that? Enjoy!!!

Please count me in for the drawing.

Rose B. said...

Can't wait.

Bobbi Jackson said...

Hi Bonnie, I told someone in January that I was going to challenge myself this year, and I did just that with the Celtic Solstice. The beauty of it was kept me going...I am now sewing all pieces into blocks and I can almost see it finished. Thank you so much for all you do for the world of quilting and quilters alike.

Jeane said...

A great magazine that I would love to win.

Anonymous said...

me! me! me, please! said Sally while waving her stubby little arms wildly in the air!

Donna B said...

Hexies and stars, what could be better!

Cindy Nielsen said...

Wow, you got some great scraps today and then goodies from Australia. Hope I get lucky with the drawing. Thanks for all you do!

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you for the chance to win the magazine.

Anonymous said...

michele mhunter53@gmail.com LOVE those TimTams!!!

Lilac Joan said...

Pick me, Pick me, Pick me. Thank you.

Sonya Anderson said...

I love John's pattern!! I would love to win a copy of the book.

Deana said...

I'd love to win. I need more quilting magazines. Thanks for sharing. Deana in Mo.

Anonymous said...

HI Bonnie...Thanks for another giveaway!!!

Janel kiztom@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog! I would love to be a winner!
Becky
rswinther@gmail.com

Jolene White said...

I would LOVE to win. Thanks.

Sherry said...

It would be fun to win a giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie! I would love to win a magazine! If not, I'd settle for a chocolate bar! Thanks! Janet
orchidjm@optonline.net

Jolene White said...
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ana s. said...

Would be a great QofV. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

thanks for chance Bonnie
Lsgmsu25@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Another giveaway- I love it!!!
Debbie Barnes

marci357 said...

Enjoy your chocolates :) And thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

What an awesome package - thanks for a chance to win the magazine!

charquilter said...

Put me in!

Agnes Gates said...

Would love to be a winner.

Laura said...

Thanks Bonnie!

Cheryl said...

Pick me - pick me!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win the magazine and looking forward to quiltcam lfclifton@aol.com

Quilting with Mudge said...

Would love to win! Thanks , Bonnie!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win the magazine and looking forward to quiltcam lfclifton@aol.com

Susan Thompson said...

Love the quilts! I need to work on mine over the summer when I'm not teaching!

Linda Thain said...

Wow - you scored big time! And you want to share. I love you!!
I know it is totally random but pick me! Enjoy your weekend and I hope you pass muster with the girlfriend. Been there and done that. haha

Sewbig said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoy the goodies and your time at the cabin.

pojo said...

love the pattern

enjoy your candy too

Desi said...

Thanks for sharing so much with us, Bonnie! Enjoy your goodies, too.

Mary Bolton said...

Don't you just love men who sew? Thanks for all you do Bonnie.

Anonymous said...

Keeping my fingers crossed! Christine
pbcquiltlover@yahoo.com

bluenines said...

Wonderful mail, the yummy kind!Have a great weekend at the cabin, happy sewing to all

scrappy101 said...

Love it when you get home, ....I know I sound like Sadie, but yah!!! for us QUILT CAM.
You have soiled up Bonnie.
I know you've heard this before but,
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK, HELP, TIME AND PATTERNS.

Sher S. said...

what a fantastic package! the magazine is great too. thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Really getting into making use of all the scraps that I cut off every block that I make. You have opened my eyes into the possibilities of every scrap Thank you for all you do for your fellow quilters. I hope I win this giveaway.
Patricia Gibbs pattiag2002@yahoo.com

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

John's quilt is great. I make lots of QOVs and this would be another great one to make.

Melinda said...

Cost Plus World Market sometimes has Tim Tams. I buy lots and freeze them. Yum!

Great pattern from John - love the scrappy background.

Kay B said...

Thanks for all you do and all that you share! I have the perfect fabric for John's pattern, so pick me! LOL!

Kay B.
kbhikes@gmail.com

Sharon said...

Those magazines look really interesting.
royandi60@gmail.com

C Smith said...

Great magazine--beautiful quilt by your friend.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this mag! Sew inspiring! Thanks for sharing your goodies!
Connie Howard
hamwife@com-pair.net

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