Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July ‘19 Quilty Box Gift-Away!

Only two days left in July, so LET’S DO THIS!

All of these goodies arrived while I was on the road in Pennsylvania, and I opened the box with squeals of delight yesterday.

Oh. My. Goodness!


This is my first introduction to the artistry of Sarah Golden and her wonderful fabrics – I can’t wait to include them in future projects!

(Perhaps they will go right into this year’s Shoo Fly Shoo Leader & Ender Challenge?)

What is a Quilty Box?
Here are some highlights to keep in mind:
  • 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
  • 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
Quilty Box
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I LOVE the fact that 5% of the profits go to Quilts for Kids!  It’s a win win all the way around!

HOME Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle by Sarah Golden and Andover!

Sarah’s collection HOME brings all the comforts and beauty of home into your sewing room.  From gorgeous neutrals, organic brushstrokes, adorable blooms and even house plants, we know you’ll love creating with this lovely line from Andover Fabrics. 

More of the HOME fabric collection!

(I love those cats!)

Sew Together Magnetic Pin Bowl & Magic Pins!

Keep all of your pins by your side as you sew with the Sew Together Magnetic Pin Bowl from Riley Blake.

And these Magic Pins!  What makes these pins so magical?  From the heat-resistant and comfort grip handles to their sharp tips, Magic Pins are a great addition to your sewing basket. 

I just had someone share these pins with me in Hershey this past weekend, and here they are in my Quilty Box!  It’s gotta be Kismet, don’t you agree?

Also included is a spool of 50wt Wonderfil thread and the Bundles of Inspiration magazine:

A whole article on Sara Golden!

There are several patterns included, and I love the simple Courthouse Steps Log Cabin featuring Sarah’s HOME fabric -

I can’t wait to dig in!

I’ll be drawing for one winner to win the Standard Quilty Box -

And one winner will receive the Quilty Box Mini!

The Quilty Box Mini includes a charm pack of Sarah Golden’s HOME fabric, a spool of Wonderfil 50 wt thread, AND the Bundles of Inspiration Magazine with all of the articles and patterns included -

We will draw for our lucky winners on Sunday morning, August 4th! Good luck, everyone!

On the home front:


Seeing YESTERDAY at the Blue Ridge Movie Lounge -

Our favorite movie venue EVER.

It was the perfect end to a bustling Monday playing catch up with all that had piled up while I was gone over the course of nearly two weeks.

Today I should breathe a bit easier!  I have machine quilting plans, as well as some quilt piecing plans – bring it on!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

My thoughts to some friends who are struggling.

The best words to live by: 

Don't accept another person's truth as your own believing they know more than you. Test everything!

Don't accept others' interpretations as your own as they don't know where you are coming from.

(In other words, if they don't like what you post it is up to them to stop reading you instead of complaining about it to their own readership.)

Express your joy without fear of jealous public criticism. You've worked hard to be where you are and if your success is a thorn in someone else's side, that is something they need to move past as part of their own journey. This is yours.

Don't dim your light to make others feel more comfortable!

And most of all – Extend kindness and have an awesome Tuesday!


  1. Wow thanks for the chance for this wonderful prize

  2. I love following you. You are an inspiration.

  3. Thank you for the mesmerizing quilt and quote today, very much needed!

  4. love the cats too, i may have to actually purchase more fabric! love the collection! thank you for being you and reminding us to be us. Cats in Carlsbad CA

  5. Amen, Bonnie! Just dealt with others complaining about what I wrote on a post. My blog, my post, don't like it, move on!

  6. Now I want to make the quilt blocks under the quote! And I do not need another project right now. lol

  7. Speaking of kindness, Bonnie...if you haven't already, I highly recommend watching After Life, and also Derek, on Netflix. Ricky Gervais is awesome in these two series. And his bottom line is always "kindness". Now, he does have some colorful language and humor, but the people (and animal) stories underneath are perfect and so touching! Giggles and tears in each episode.

  8. I love the Quilty boxes. The fabric in this one I particularly like.

  9. Thank you for inspiring me to try different methods!

  10. I greatly enjoy reading about your quilting adventures and about the progress on your renovations at the retreat house. Thank you so much for everything you share with us.

  11. It is amazing what happens from reading your blog, Bonnie. Reading everyone's raves about Cheerwine, I hunted it down and drove across town to the store that carried it here in Phoenix. On the way home, I stopped in at a thrift store I don't get to very often. There on the shelf was a twin to my favorite sewing machine that I've had since I bought it brand new in 1976, my Elna air electronic SU. Because it had no electric cord and no foot "pedal" (its not really a pedal), which I have spare of at home!!, it was marked $7.99. And it was senior discount day, so I ended up paying $6 -- six dollars -- for a wonderful workhorse of a machine. I'll clean it up, replace the few missing parts and give it to my daughter or granddaughter. They've already got Featherweights and Singer 66 red eyes.

    1. By the way, the Cheerwine is pretty tasty!

    2. Valerie, I also bought that Elna machine new and love it. Such a quiet and dependable machine to take to guild sew days. I have a featherweight but like the Elna better. You got a great deal.
      I like Cheerwine too.

  12. Love reading your blog Bonnie and what you are doing next. You truly are an inspiration and I am learning new ways to work with my scraps. Thank you for all that you share with us. Your Quote of the Day and seeing what antique quilt you will show, is one of the highlights I look forward too. Today's was a wonderful reminder not to let others rain on my parade.

  13. So sorry you have had the need to step up to the mark again - and Debbie too, as I find both your blogs very inspiring - as you say so well, if you don't like the content, don't follow.
    Anyhooo movie night in a little theatre looks fun - good to see you catching a breath and chillin' out after being so busy!

  14. thank you so much for this generous give away. How sweet you are. I like quilty box and recently read good reviews

    I like this quote by Steve Jobs

  15. Thanks for a chance to win a quilty box. I love your quotes of the day and look forward to reading them every day.

  16. Magic pins and a magnetic tin - I hope I win!

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