I have had quite an exciting two weeks. I didn’t realize that Alyssa Lichner of Pile O’ Fabric was doing a drawing for all of the finished Skillbuilder quilts from last year’s Skillbuilder BOM. I was reading emails, got an email notification of a new blog post over at Pile O’ Fabric and clicked over to read the post. Imagine my surprise when I got to the bottom of the post and saw that I had won a giveaway for linking up my finished quilt! I sent my address to her and within two days had my prize. A beautiful Roll-Up of the Kona Summer colors.
Thank you, Alyssa. For the free class last year, for the amount of detail and the hard work you put into your classes, for being available and responding to questions, and for the wonderful prize!
I also won the drawing for submitting my Double Z block in the Vintage Quilt Revival block along that Sukie is hosting. To think I almost put off doing those blocks! All this winning is wonderful craziness! The prize was two-fold. First, I received a gorgeous aqua/coral/green bundle of 12 FQ’s (AMAZINGLY GENEROUS!!) from The Intrepid Thread. Julie’s online shop is my absolute favorite on the internet. In fact, about 99% of my fabric is purchased online (the quilt shops around here just love batiks and not modern fabric…ugh). What I love about Julie’s shop (besides Julie’s fantastic customer service, her awesome prices, the frequent sales) is that every package includes a handwritten note from Julie or one of the girls in the shop. Also included with every package are two charm sized pieces of fabric. Plus, it’s all wrapped up in tissue and tied with fabric. Thank you so much for this bundle, Julie. It is so gorgeous!!
The second part of the prize was from Interweave, and was a Pay-It-Forward prize. Since we are required to have the book to participate in the Vintage Quilt Revival block along, Interweave offered an additional copy of the book to be sent to a family member or friend. I have a good friend here in town who has been quilting and she loves sewing and quilting books like I do. So I know she’ll be happy with this book!
Big thanks again to Alyssa at Pile O’Fabric. Also to Sukie of Sukie — Don’t you know who I am?, Julie of The Intrepid Thread, and Interweave. You are all so generous!
Linking up with the ever fabulous and always inspirational, Molli Sparkles.