Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Quilty Box Gift-Away!!

I’m off to Yacolt, Washington today!

Two back to back retreats await, sponsored by the Quiltville Fans of Washington!

Who even knew there WAS such an organization?  I think my family is quite impressed that they named our retreat that.  And it’s been on the calendar for several years, just waiting waiting WAITING for May 2017 to finally come around. I hope it can become a regular event! Wouldn’t that be fun?

So in celebration, and because I am headed to the airport at the ungodly hour of 5:15am to fly from Greensboro to Atlanta and finally on to Portland, Oregon I’ve got a MAY QUILTY BOX to gift away to someone!

And this is one that is not to be missed.  I gasped when I opened this box and petted everything.

It’s an ALEX ANDERSON box!  And you never saw a ribbon fly off of a fat-quarter bundle so quickly because I wanted to see them ALL SPREAD OUT.

  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. We offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $60
  • June's Quilty Box Featured Artist will be Masako Wakayama from CribQuilt.com.
  • The next Quilty Box will ship around June 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before June 10th to receive this shipment.
  • We will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty
Your support is appreciated. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.
Get Quilty!
Patrick Claytor, CEO

I love knowing that part of the proceeds go to benefit kids.  To me that is a win/win all the way around!

So let’s check out what is in this fabulous box this month:


THIS!!!!  Bright, colorful, happy!



This wonderful collection is called “Mirage” and is inspired by pomegranates and colors from countries all around the world. The mirage fabric is the perfect pop of color for all your quilting projects this spring.  The fabric bundle includes 10 fat quarters of the most popular prints from Alex Anderson’s eagerly anticipated new line from RJR.


All of these goodies also included!

There is a Lady Bug Cottage pattern designed specifically with this line in mind, and two spools of Quilters Select thread. 

Perfect Cotton – Plus Available in 60wt ply in 60 luscious colors of 400m spools, this thread is everything both machine and hand piecers love about sewing with Egyptian Cotton thread “plus” the added strength needed for freehand machine quilting! Just one try and you will agree it is the “Perfect Cotton” Thread!

Para-Cotton Poly This 80wt thread comes in 40 amazing colors on 400m spools and has been thermally treated to remove undesired stretchiness and shrinkage. This process reduces the shiny sheen to make the thread feel, stitch and look like mercerized cotton! GREAT for quilters, fiber artists and embroiderers.

Quilters Select Appliq-Stick Tape and Appli-Web Plus:

This very unique webbing was created especially for simplifying the appliqué process. One side of the web has a fusible coating and is applied to your fabric back. The other side has a light sticky coating, making your fabric moveable! Reposition your appliqué pieces as many times as you need. Once positioned, fuse into place and add your favorite decorative stitch! Use the tape-size version for quilt bindings or decorative trims. The convenient printable sheets make complex appliqué patterns a snap!
Use the convenient tape-size rolls of Appli-Stick to easily adhere quilt bindings or bias tape to the edges of quilts and home dec items! Eliminate pinning by fusing this repositionable tape to the back of decorative trims, piping, cording, zippers and more - Appli-Stick holds almost anything in place until you are ready to embellish!
Appli-Stick also adheres to paper and wood! Use for scrapbooking, stickers, paper appliqué and more!

Washer and Dryer Safe

Cool water and low drying temperature recommended.

For delicate fabrics, using a pressing cloth is recommended.

Quilters Select 5” X 5” Ruler:
Easy to read lines for marking and measuring fabric – 1/8” , ¼” , ½”, ¾” and 1” marking as well as multiple angles. Each ruler has a unique non-slip coating that makes for more accurate cutting! No more accidental cuts and squaring your blocks has never been easier!
  • Easy to read lines for marking and measuring your fabric - 1/8”, ¼”, ½” ¾” and 1” markings as well as multiple angles.
  • Unique non-slip coating makes for more accurate cutting.
  • One inch lines with two sets of corresponding numbers are placed around the perimeter of the ruler and read left to right and right to left – never lose your place or have to count backwards!
  • This ruler features an exact measurement around the perimeter – no more accidental cuts and squaring your blocks has never been easier!
And that isn’t all.

There is also a free trial membership to The Quilt Show so you can watch all the shows you want!

What an awesome Quilty Box!

So who wants to win it?

I will draw for our winner on Monday evening, May 22nd.  Good luck, everyone!

My bags are packed.  Projects are baggied.  Weather is going to range anywhere from the 50s when I arrive, all the way to the low 80s by the time I fly home.  Layer layer layer!


Three workshops, 2 lectures and time to play and sew with the quilters in between for a WEEK!

This is going to be so much fun!


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

I have not been to this retreat before.  I don’t know what the connectivity will be in regards to phone service or WiFi or anything.  And I’m embracing the thought that we may be remote enough that I might not be able to post full slide shows, or stay connected on a daily basis.

That’s fine by me.  We’ll play catch up when I get back.

Until then, or if that happens, be good to yourselves!

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  1. safe travels Bonnie xx

  2. An unplugged retreat sounds a bit like heaven. Enjoy your time!!

  3. Safe travels...have fun...relax!

  4. Safe travels, can't wait for you to see my paradise! See you soon.

  5. Enjoy the great northwest. Cascade mts are so beautiful . Design a quilt?

  6. Have a fun time. And your family is right - it's an awesomt name!

  7. Safe travels and have a wonderful time.

  8. Safe travels and totally enjoy yourself!!!

  9. Welcome to my new neck of the woods! I just moved to the Seattle area from Portland, OR so I will have to find out more about Quiltville Retreat. Have fun!

  10. WOW!! Have a fabulous time and safe travels! A week of sewing at a retreat sounds amazing!! Enjoy!!!

  11. You are all the way at the south of the state and I am all the way at the north. I so wish I was able to meet you. someday I will! I have been following your travels and it always looks like you all a great time. (That just goes to show what a great teacher you are!)

  12. Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. Maybe next year! Waiting with bated breath. Have Fun!

  13. Thanks for the chance to win Love the fabrics from Alex Anderson and all the other goodies.
    Hope you have a safe trip and enjoy your retreat

  14. Have Fun Bonnie! I wish I was going with you. Kind of my old stomping grounds. I have friends that live in Yacolts, or that is their address any way.

    Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful Quilty Box!

    I love that Quote of the day, too.

    Kasilof, AK

  15. Have a wonderful trip, you deserve a nice retreat. Safe travels

  16. Thank you for your always interesting content. My family was from the south and reading about your journey reminds me of the warmth of simple living. I miss it. Safe travels. Thank you for your give away opportunity.

  17. What an awesome Quilty Box, bet you hit a record for number of folks hoping to win! Would love to have Alex's fabric. Thanks for the chance at it. Have a terrific time retreating!

  18. Ooh! I love this one!.. Just in time for my 70th birthday on Tuesday (23rd).... Hope I win it!
    Thankyou Bonnie for all you do for us quilters! We do love you so much!

  19. Oh Fran, I hope you win this for your birthday too!

    Bonnie, unplug! We will all be here when you return. Unplug and renew yourself! Stitch, play, sing dance and make new friends. We love you and we want you to take care of you and have fun.

    Safe travels and try to snooze on the plane. :)

  20. So happy for yuu, sounds like a lot of fun that you deserve to have.
    Safe travels.


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