Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturdays are our Sponsor days..RECAP of our 3rd week of 13 weeks Wantobe Quilters Campaign


3 weeks down 10 more to go...
What was I thinking????

I will tell you---I was thinking wouldn't it be nice
for many around our world to see what amazing companies
 out there have the GREATEST LATEST BEST
everything  and have them as sponsors..
( and you have to agree they are the BEST)

I was thinking what JOY will come into YOUR lives
to know that quilters are pretty amazing people.
I was thinking I wish I had known all about YOU 
before now..
I am thinking  wait till you see what I have been thinking about
for after our campaign...
I am thinking I better stop now...


Ok, now to highlight our Sponsored Giveaways this week!

On Monday #11
( wantobe quilters day)

This lovely collection of  2 ROLLS of  2.5 inch stips and  6 mix yardages..
Ready Set and Snow.... Brand new Winter collection... 
This from our sponsor  and this went to a Wantobe Quilter.
( weren't they generous? )

Our Blog Sponsor received these from 
these Sponsors..
Wooden purse handles from Bag Lady

and Jera was our guest speaker with 
a lovely quilt tut..simple yet elegant


On Tuesday #12
(quilters day)
3 sponsors 2 winners
This is Amanda's ( she was our guest blogger) 
 newest line called VERANDA
and yes Robert Kaufman sent plenty of her collection....
such great sponsors..
( this is only some of it...more to giveaway in the near future)
and they were cut into 1/2 yard BUNDLES






and someone won this Colonial
basket filled with everything they will ever
need and also some Famore Applique
scissors..I would have to add here
probably my most used scissors...
( take a peak at sidebar for more detail)

on Wednesday #13 
(wantobe quilters day)

Our sponsors this day was Jill herself,
Take my word for it...these rulers are the very best..
they don't slip, slide, and when you are just starting
to quilt, this is something you are looking for....
I have but one...the tall one there...and I must add
I would drink someone under the table ( albeit coffee) 
if someone tried to take it away...
This is a MUST HAVE and you get their top 3...







on Thursday #14 
(quilters day)

 this  Tea Cakes  sampling  of 5 1.2 yds to make into your own strips...
and Sizzix are partnering  together to present
this Fabric Die cutter 
with the cutting pads and of course this fabric..
              Glides  like a charm...turns like a lady driving
by a quilt shop...

Jennifer from Esprit was our featured guest 
( all of our guests are highlighted sew you can go return to their post of the day)


On Friday # 15 
 This day we had 3 winners
and they will receive Nancy's new book called Sewing  A to Z
from her publisher Media/Krause publication

Also Aurifil sponsored their top 12 best
threads for each winner... 1000 meters on each spool
this is lo'ts of thread
They come in these nice plastic folders...
Enough thread to keep you in knots 
as you learn this amazing quilting pastime.

And my lovely Gerberas are compliments
from Will at

and our special guest today was no other





btw the flowers are my props...not the giveaway

Sew there you have it....
A great week of sponsors, guests and YOU,
thanks for being here, for coming back day after day..
spread the word, become a blog sponsor...
( they just add a button, a text, gather names and if 
their peeps win, they do to) 
We ARE indeed...

Wait till you see who and what we have for next week?
just saying.... think ORANGE 



#15 Winners of our Wantobe Quilters Campaign



GIVEAWAY Winners from yesterday are ....


 YES -3 WINNERS 

 #1 Kim ( kimmers blog)
#2 Teresa in Alabama
#3 Cheryl in Baltimore

will receive Nancy's new book called Sewing  A to Z
from her publisher Media/Krause publication

( please send me your addresses ladies...) 

yes these are real not silk...real gerberas 

Also Aurifil sponsored their top 12 best
threads for each winner... 1000 meters on each spool
this is lo'ts of thread
They come in these nice plastic folders...
Enough thread to keep you in knots 
as you learn this amazing quilting pastime.

And my lovely Gerberas are compliments

( click to enlarge photos) 
YES YES YES these are all real flowers.

Congrats to our Blog Sponsors winners 

 Marcia Crafty Sewing
 Grandmama Stories 
Stitching by the Lake

 will receive each a pair of embroidery scissors
I purchased my  Baby Lock from them..
The best in service, quality and friends in the quilting
machine business you are pleased to know...
( and yes mini oranges roses from Great Gerberas too)

A big thanks to Nancy,  Media Krause,
Aurifil, Greatest Gerberas , Hamilton Sewing and YOU 
our new friends in quilting...
see you Monday...




Friday, August 19, 2011

#15 Our very special guest Nancy Zieman - Why Quilt? Why Not!




by Nancy Zieman ( link name)
host/producer of TV’s Sewing With Nancy

Having a program on national TV with the word “sewing” in the title often leads people to think that the only projects I sew are clothing. Not so. From the very first season of Sewing With Nancy in—ahem—1982, quilting has been a part of the program line-up. After all, you need a sewing machine to quilt!

When Madame Samm kindly asked me if I’d answer the question, “Why One Should Consider Quilting?” I felt quite qualified to answer!

My initial thought was “Why Not!” If you like creating with fabric, enjoy playing with color, and if you appreciate the tactile experience, quilting is a natural creative outlet.


 The best part of quilting is that the style options are almost endless: traditional–contemporary—artistic. Plus project sizes range from postcard quilts to king-sized bed quilts.

If you’re wondering whether to start quilting or where to start, attend a local quilt show. There are literally thousands held in North America. Wandering the isles of exhibits, you’ll be drawn to certain styles, colors, and sizes.

Start small. If possible, find a quilting buddy who can help you with the initial project. You’ll find that my answer to “Why Quilt?” is right on target. The enjoyment is in the process as well as the end result.

I’ve taught a gamut of quilting techniques, many of which are detailed in my new book Nancy Zieman’s Sewing A to Z. Yet if you asked me, as I often am, what is my favorite quilting style— Landscape Quilting would be my answer. Natalie Sewell, landscape quilt artist, has been a mentor and friend for 15 years. It’s the most rewarding process that I’ve ever experienced and I enjoy the end result as well.


Beacon

Junes Roses

Branching Out

Why Quilt? It’s rewarding and creative. It’s a process that I hope that I am capable of doing for the rest of my life. I am sure you’ll soon feel the same way.

Bye for now,
Nancy Zieman 


Editors note...Thank you Nancy,  you have inspired many of us to begin sewing, quilting and branching out into new areas. We all thank you for your time, your experience and most of all your joy of quilting. Your calling suits YOU!



GIVEAWAY Today is for WANTOBES


3 WINNERS TODAY 
will receive Nancy's new book called Sewing  A to Z
from her publisher Media/Krause publication
I invite you to see her video here...
For anyone who is interested in basics...Nancy covers
it all here... A must have! 

yes these are real not silk...real gerberas 

Also Aurifil sponsored their top 12 best
threads for each winner... 1000 meters on each spool
this is lo'ts of thread
They come in these nice plastic folders...
Enough thread to keep you in knots 
as you learn this amazing quilting pastime.

And my lovely Gerberas are compliments
He  knew of our  Greatest Latest Best Campaign
and wanted to contribute.
Is he sweet or what.?  I think as sweet as his amazing gerberas.

I forgot to add here..
( click to enlarge photos) 
YES YES YES these are all real flowers.

OUR  Blog Sponsors will receive each a pair of embroidery scissors
I purchased my  Baby Lock from them..
The best in service, quality and friends in the quilting
machine business you are pleased to know...
( and yes mini oranges roses from Great Gerberas as well
but these are my props not part of the giveaway...)

SEW what do you need to do?

Give all 12 colors of thread a flower name.....
( nahhhh just kidding) Although I bet Will would be thrilled ..


#1 Follow Nancy's blog- leave her a comment 
she would be thrilled to hear from you..here
or there. or follow her on Facebook..
( I could not find a place for you leave comments)
I did note she has a follow button below but it does not seem
to be working..kept freezing on me) 
#2 Follow  here @ Sew WE Quilt.  you are aren't you?
#3 and please leave a comment in 
3 words or less why you need this giveaway?
( Quilters did it yesterday and I must say as a Marketer
I would hire many of you lol) 


A big thanks to Nancy,  Media Krause,
Aurifil, Greatest Gerberas , Hamilton Sewing and YOU 
our new friends in quilting...

ON a personal note...
May I add I get a lot and I mean a LOT of 
mail stating " I don't want to appear greedy"
"I don't want to comment on every giveaway"
"I am holding off for the bigger prizes"
and on an on and on..
( ahhh they are all big prizes btw) 

Let me share something with you...
I AM NOT keeping any leftovers here...
BE greedy, be needy and most of all comment
even when you win..your name does not get pulled out...
WE are doing this for YOU, to add to your non existent
stash, to add to your worn out stash..
OUR Sponsors want YOU to win, I want you to WIN.
and I will not think less of you ..
orange  swear....


#14 Winner of our Wantobe Quilters Campaign





Congrats  Katherine
WINNER of these amazing prizes

this  GIVEAWAY was for our QUILTERS..
of which she is.
YOU won

 this  Tea Cakes  sampling  of 5 1.2 yds to make into your own strips...
and Sizzix are partnering  together to present
this Fabric Die cutter 
with the cutting pads and of course this fabric..
                                                     will even add these 6 strips that I cut to test..
Glided like a charm...turned like a lady driving
by a quilt shop...

The ease of this machine, the color, can we talk about the color
and this fabric sampling, what a way to end our summer...
Everything is included to begin cutting...many of you who own
dies, I understand they work with this Big Shot too! 
 ( wanted to show you some sampling dies)
LOOK at the witch...
5" squares, dresden and circles..
but the witch got me pretty excited..
( you can order these in the near future)


BIG Shot thanks to Jennifer, Esprit
and Sizzix  and YOU  for being part of all this..

YOU are why we do it !  


( Please Katherine, please send me your addy and stuff)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

#14 Guest at Wantobe Quilters Jennifer-- Welcome to Sis Boom

What a great opportunity brought to us by Sew We Quilt. First of all thank you and just wanted to share with you what we are about and where we are going. I am Jennifer a textile Designer for Free Spirit We love bringing beautiful fabrics to you that you can use for all your lifestyle needs. A sampling collection called TEA CAKES  will be part of the giveaway today.



These fabrics make beautiful quilts, pillows, bedding, headboards, curtains, handbags, learning to decoupage with them too!! upholstery. We also love laminate for raincoats and all sorts of waterproof applications. You name it and Sis Boom explores it. We love the quilting Community so much and the beauty they create and we love the fashion and home dec community for the ways they inspire new ideas.



My story is somewhat unique in that I grew up in the Virgin Islands far away from my original roots in upstate New York where my Grandma taught me to create yo yo quilts , cross stitch and embroider. Once I arrived in St. Croix Fashion took me by storm and Lily Pulitzer and Marimekko became my inspiration. 







The island itself had the most beautiful patina on the homes and the buildings in town. The colors of the water and the depths of the sea are all part of my paintbrush. Livestock and wildflowers dotted the landscape. These images and vistas will forever be a part of me. I am so grateful for those years in the islands of the Carribean that have forever shaped my vision.
So Sis Boom, inspired by the past lives classically in today. The modern palette brings a fresh outlook to the lifestyle of today.







Today we also Bring you our first Book with Chronicle Books called Girls World. It's a series of Clothing Designs and craft projects and a beautiful quilt design, to make up your girls rooms!! It's so exciting and we are humbled by it's debut!! We hope everyone will find precious time creating with the Girls in their World. We are finding it's great for Birthday Parties, Girl Scout Projects, and just getting together. Teach a Girls World Class those are becoming hugely popular!!














Please visit our website SisBoom, see the blog, see all the patterns available for you to sew, take a look at the fabric choices, and spend time in our lookbook and be inspired.
Here on Facebook say hi to us on facebook
Here on Flicker post your items on flickr
and twitter us

Some of these items you will probably see on your trip through Sis Boom Land. Once again thank you to our host Madame Samm for such a wonderful forum to share with you about Sis Boom.
 Talk soon, Jennifer


Editors note: Thank you Jennifer, Free Spirit and Sis Boom
for playing your part  today..
YOUR colors are vibrant, and speak  much of the beauty of 
the Virgin Islands.

SEW to celebrate COLOR today..
our GIVEAWAY is for QUILTERS..
( psst Wantobes will be winning one of these soon too) 

YOU CAN WIN.....

 this  Tea Cakes  sampling  of 5 1.2 yds to make into your own strips...
and Sizzix are partnering  together to present
this Fabric Die cutter 
with the cutting pads and of course this fabric..
                                            I will even add these 6 strips that I cut to show you...
Glides  like a charm...turns like a lady driving
by a quilt shop...

The ease of this machine, the color, can we talk about the color
and this fabric sampling, what a way to end our summer...
Everything is included to begin cutting...many of you who own
dies, I understand they work with this Big Shot too! 
What is very nice about this Big SHOT is you can cut
and emboss paper products too...

 ( wanted to show you some sampling dies)
LOOK at the witch...
5" squares, dresden and circles..
but the witch got me pretty excited..
( they have a huge selection of unique dies)


Would you like your very own....?

HERE is what you can do? 

Well--- please visit Jennifer here  be her new follower
( she does not have a follower gadget up yet ...sew please leave her a comment) 
be a follower here of course you are....aren't you?
Leave a comment here....
Simply stated,  in 3 words or less, why you 
want this DIE CUTTER? 


BIG Shot thanks to Jennifer, Esprit
and Sizzix  and YOU  for being part of all this..
YOU are why we do it !