Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturdays are our Sponsor days..RECAP of our 5th week together ....8 more weeks to go..

Once upon a time this lady , oh let's call her Madame, thought it would be a great idea to invite some wonderful guest bloggers to post on this blog. She thought wouldn't it be nice to have some Sponsors too - for some giveaways . Sh also thought why not invite some WANTOBE  Quilters to the mix and show them how much fun you can have cutting up material and sewing them back together again......YEP that is what she thought in her fairly creative mind... And the story went like least in her 5th week of memorable moments...

The week began with 

This link will take you to her post. 

This was for the Wantobes and Quilters...

Our sponsor was ACCUQUILT..

A BABY GO. + their  choice of 3 dies
The winner Annette in PA...won this delightful giveaway
ohhhh and was she excited... ( she is a wantobe)

Big thanks went out  to Allison, Accuquilt, Great Gerberas
and YOU for being part of this amazing journey..
I can only imagine how many new friends you will make,
how many tutorials will fill your PDF files..
* we have PRINT FRIENDLY now on every post..
YOU can save any or all that you want...

 Our GERBERAS compliments from
these are called KILLIMANJARO...

Tuesday was for QUILTERS... 
WE invited  Mary
and she entertained us with a flloor cloth...( I called it a floor quilt) 
( her name will link you to her post) 

Anyway to honor Mary's clever post ..
Quilters needed new  TOOLS...
and fabric too  sew.....

Clover USA sponsored this Large Mat 24 x 36  ( this is their triple healing mat)
Creative Grid these pretty amazing RULERS ( yes all 3 of them)
YOU can SPOT the difference between theirs and others...they don't slip ever!
and Elizabeth Studios this fine collection called African Spirit cut into 1/2 yard
Bundles....Sew yes a good day it will be for someone...
Oh and my Gerberas. compliments for Great Gerberas
( my props, your view)

The winner was Tiffany..
she too was pretty excited..
*her MIL paid for her shipping nice....

Big thanks went out to Mary, and Clover and Creative Grid,
Elizabeth's Studio and Great Gerberas and YOU
for spreading the news about this great past time
that unites a world of quilters..
Frankly speaking the best PEEPS I have come to know
and LOVE.

Wednesday we had NEL from UK
a designer who met Prince Philip no less
( her name will take you to her post)

OUR GIVEAWAY that day was for our WANTOBES....
and blog sponsor  won too.

Our very generous sponsor at Colonial Needle
gave away  this  beautiful heart shaped basket
and it is filled below too with a few surprises..
ask those who win...this is a great prize..

Also on its way is some Fat Quarter Bundles
see her complete collection here 
Is this gorgeous or what???

Now telling you would like to win this fabulous giveaway?
Our Blog Sponsor will win a collection of PRESENCIA threads
and sewing threads...Debbie will be very pleased...

The winners were ANN ( Wantobe )
 Blog Sponsor Debbie
( they are the best of friends and live
minutes away...1 shipping yeah) 
I itemized everything for you Ann ...wink...

                                    Big thanks to you NEL, Colonial Needle, Free Spirit
and YOU of course for starting your day or ending
your evening with us...WE sew APPRECIATE YOU,
YOU sew Matter! 

ON Thursday we invited Laura from Brazil 
to show us how to make ruffled drawstring bags.
( her name will link you to her post)

Thursday giveaway was for 
Because if you are a likely
have a machine? Shake your head yes ! lol

This beautiful large wheeled bag - has more compartments
than you can possibly imagine...
it is perfect for even the largest machine...
it has an extension handle sew easy to tag along on your next
quilt retreat... and it is PINK. 
BLUE FIG is our sponsor of these bags...
and to add to it a Summer quilt Batting from Bosal 
who has Katahdin lightweight organic cotton, stable enough
for all of your hand and machine quilting...
( Did I mention there are a few extra surprises in the bag too?)

Elle in Michigan Canada won this..
( I think she said this she was going to keep...that was good to hear.. )

Big thanks goes  went out to Laura,  Blue Fig, Bosal, and 
YOU for being as excited as we all are. 
This amazing campaign has some very key elements..
the Guest Bloggers, Sponsors and YOU...
now go spread the word....we have sewwwwwwwwwwwww 
much more to giveaway, educate and entertain you with... may want to be here tomorrow..

OOOOOH Friday we had JANE, 
Jane who became
a new grandmumm of baby girl the day before..
YES she will QUILT....
( showed us diff't 9 patches)
( link her name to her post)

                                   GIVEAWAY IS FOR  WANTOBES ONLY....
YOU want to win this BEAUTIFUL MACHINE   Your own personal B215 Bernina Machine

This new BERNINA 215 is characterized by a youthful appeal which is combined with a range of
added value features to give you,  more sewing pleasure than ever before. Enjoy
modern, creative sewing with BERNINA: their wide range of accessories as well as  their  sewing publications brimming with imaginative ideas and practical tips all add to the joy of sewing BERNINA style.

The winner will win this machine with its own ROSE skin...
it will come in your box and you can put it on or leave
it as it above...I personally like the roses....

 winner announced on MONDAY !
click to enlarge..oh that lol

And this is for the Blog Sponsor 
which will also be announced

                     12 of their top selling Aurifil threads for YOU.
.that should keep you in threads for a couple of years anyway..

.1,422 yards (1,300 m) of thread on each spool x 12 =17,604 yards (15,600 m) , which if you used 1/4 of each spool that would mean you could make at least 48 lap quilts or something like ok, it's a lot of thread

..Grateful for the Gerbera  that were perfect for the background of the Bernina machines and thread photos.. Thanks Will.Great Gerbera farm..

.Big thanks goes out to Jane, Bernina, Aurifil and YOU for making each day as exciting as the last...YOU really do matter-- sew we keep serving up the GREATEST LATEST BEST guests, sponsors and infotainment...Thank YOU!
( sew glad it is the weekend.I/WE need to rest) 8 more weeks to go...yes I said it....

        WINNERs will  be randomly chosen ON MONDAY
( all weekend to tell everyone)
you can still enter..

on the sewing machine ...NONE!
           ( but the thread yes...and I will find the lowest rate)

And they lived happily ever after for 2 days!
the end


  1. Oh my goodness! I would love to win that Bernina! I am a wantobe quilter with a singer simple that gets me by for small projects. Such a beautiful machine!

  2. This is a great blog and I enjoyed all the guest bloggers this week. I look forward to next week's bloggers.
    I would love to win the Bernina I am also a wantobe quilter that is learning so much from this blog.

  3. This is amazing! I'm so glad I stumbled across this blog, as a wanttobe quilter it's great!!! That sewing machine is amazing and I love the style!

  4. Wow. Bernina sewing machines are work horses. Thanks for the giveaway. : )

  5. Awesome sponsors !!!!! The Giveaways have been amazing ;)

  6. Congrats to all this weeks winners. You are all SEW lucky!!! Good luck to all the wantobes that are holding their breaths until the Bernina winner is chosen.

    Thanks again to Madame Samm, all the guest bloggers, all the prize sponsors, Will for the Gerberas, and all the blog sponsors. Without you, there would be no campaign.

    This week has been an amazing week with sew many GREAT prizes. I know there are a few people out there that have a smile on their faces that you couldn't wipe off if you tried. A nice winning smile. I bet these people lived happily ever after for more than just 2 days.

    I am looking forward to a few more weeks of the campaign. I am just wondering what the wonderful Madame Samm has up her sleeve next. You know she always has something great to share with us. I am sure it will be something amazing.

  7. Love the sewing machine! I inherited an old '79 model from my sewing instructor at a class I took this past winter. I'm not sure I would know what to do with an electronic display, but I'm sure I could learn!

  8. Still hoping and praying to win this machine. I would like to start working on some projects for my 6th grade classroom----dreaming of the possibilities! :)

  9. Wow! Such a beautiful machine! My girls and I would *love* using it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Oh my goodness, I would love to win this Bernina. I certainly hope a comment on this post counts.

  11. I liked your nine patch lesson, also I would love to win your sewing machine.

  12. Congrats to all of these winners! HOW FUN!


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