Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Have I mentioned future quilt giveaways?

I want each quilt giveaway contest to be more exciting than the last. So, I've been tossing around ideas and think that next time I'll give away three quilts to three different winners.




Melissa Averinos has designed her debut fabric line, Sugar Snap, for FreeSpirit and is going to hook me up with some of it to make a quilt to give away here. How stinkin' cool is that?????!!!!!??




And then you'll remember Russ, my long-arm quilter extraordinaire from The Back Porch Quilters (did I tell you he'll be featured in McCall's magazine in Spring 2009). Well, he thought the last giveaway was so much fun than he is going to make a quilt for the next one too. He even got an industry friend of his (Tula Pink!!) to sign a piece of her new fabric for Moda called Nest.




And the third quilt? Well, that has yet to be determined. More than likely it will be a scrappy quilt made from my stash of fabrics.

I'm thinking one of the three quilts will be awarded to the best YouTube video entry. Oh, the mere thought of that makes my heart sing and my cheeks turn up in a goofy grin.

I wonder what other mischief I can dream up . . .

-dana

34 comments:

sarah, rsm said...

And to the FIRST commenter of the announcement? ANYTHING?? SOMETHING??? PLEASE???? :-]

Girlfriend, your generosity is crazy-wonderfully-nuts and I LOVE it!!!! You Rock!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

You have all the luck! And you were wondering what to do with yourself - apparently you will be quilting and hosting the best giveaways in blogland! Hope your having a good day :)

Shauna said...

I am almost peeing my pants in excitement for the upcoming QUILTS! I will have to do a video this time and really shock and appall, or awe, you!! Stop by the blog, there's a giveaway going on!!

Hugs,
Shauna

Sarah Pead said...

You can't see me, but right now I'm twirling about and singing a happy tune! Just the sound of a quilt giveaway makes me giddy! :)

The Army of Four said...

You're amazing! I've got to come up with a creative video. Maybe I should video how hard I have to work as a Guide Dog for the Color Blind! Then you'll see how much I would appreciate one of your gorgeous creations! Wooooooo!
You're so generous!
Luv,
Dave, GDFTCB

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Oh Happy dance happy dance!!!!!! You are so going to force me to figure out how to make a video and post it!!

Can't wait to see the quilts.

Your generosity and Russ's gererosity are truly humbling, what a beautiful thing to do!
Canela

Tine said...

Is this to fill up the hours while the girls are at school?!
LOL!

This time I'm making a video-entry for sure! 3 winners?! You are a little nuts, you know that, right?! But see, that is one of the reasons we all love you so :-)
-not the giveaways, the nuttiness!

The Homely Animal said...

I'm already thinking of video ideas. Give us a theme so we can get it going k? I'm so ready :o)-

http://homelyanimal.blogspot.com/

capello said...

winners only to video makers? ::whine:: that's totally not fair!

dude, i needs your help. i can't decide on my color blocking. i think i'm putting a roadblock up for myself. help?

Amylouwho said...

Dana, you are awesome! I love that everyone is getting in on giving away some quilt love!

I just read about Melissa's new line of fabric on another blog and it's fun to see more pictures of it here. The colors are so fun and bright!

I'll have to come up with a good video entry. . .

Lynne in Hawaii said...

You are so very generous! And creative! And fun. And well...like Mary Poppins "Practically perfect in every way"!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

How AWESOME! I am sure, just sure, with the extra time on your hands with the kids in school, that you will dream of something just dandy! I LOVE THOSE QUILTS!
I can't WAIT to hear what comes of this!

Anonymous said...

alas ( does anyone use that word anymore)....I can't do a video, but can you just PRETEND that you can see me singing and dancing a wonderful rhyme about winning quilts !!!! Wow, anyone would burst to get these quilts. I am sooo ( sew) excited!!!! Hugs, Annie

The Mommy said...

OMG Dana!!! Three? Oh I sooo hope I get picked. Ok, devising strategem for video right now.
1. Figure out whole video editing thing.
2. Plan goofy video GUARANTEED to win. Oh yes...we have a good idea alright!
3. Wait for just the right moment to ask hubby for help filming & editing.
4. Wait impatiently for contest to begin...tap tap tapping fingers on my desk right now. Ugh. How long do I have to wait??!!

Artfulife said...

Ohh I can't wait! I will start thinking now about what my little girls and I can do for our utube video entry. You are a total blast. Can't wait to join in the fun.

Amy said...

Your a crazy lady! 3 quilts! What fun that will be!

King family said...

Oh it's a rolleeee coaster ride for me again. Excited, totally. I read the news, said, "whew" maybe I have a
chance to win. The ups and downs of these give a ways
feel wonderful.

Robin said...

oh I love Love LOVE the nest print. I can't wait -- Guess I need to brush the dust off the camcorder and put my slaves, uhmm I mean KIDS to work!

Regina said...

OOhh - more fun from Old Red Barn Co. - and the fabrics are just YUMMY!

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

I had better put my thinking cap on early this time! *SQUEEEL*! can't wait!!!
What AMAZINGLY beautiful fabrics!

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

HAHAHA!!! I LOVE Sarah, rsm 's comment! The first one... on the ball! Ü

EV said...

I'm new to your blog —  I love the quilt you gave away last time! I never win anything. Do you sell your quilts for the unlucky?

madrekarin said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is sweet. Now to figure out how to make a video!!

Jessica said...

Oh man!! Your quilts are always sooo lovely! I need to get my hands on that fabric...is it still on your line outside in an easily steal-able place????

Theresa + Kent said...

I'm a newbie to the blog world - and especially to commenting. However, I can't keep quiet about your playlist...I'm in love with all the songs! Each one is better than the last one - some are old favorites of mine and others are new favs. Thanks for giving me the perfect background music while I loose track of time in the archives!

Theresa

Chickenbells said...

My heavens...this is all very very exciting!! And the Tula Pink fabric? Swoon!!

PamperingBeki said...

Just save yourself all the headache this time and choose me as the winner, okay?

Good.

Sarah said...

The material is all so beautiful!! I'm so jealous of whoever the winner will be...I won't be entering due to my complete and utter lack of technical skills...lol

Rachael Rabbit said...

I can already see that your scrappy quilt is going to be utterly beautiful! So jealous of you being able to put materials together - it is something I really struggle with.

Tanksley Crew said...

I can't wait. I love your work and hope I win. My kiddo's love the music on your blog when ever i come to visit they come running form all rooms and start their dancing. It is quit funny. Maybe that will be my youtube video, that is if I can figure out how to do a youtube video.

Sew Gracious said...

Well, I'm up for another giveaway! Glad you are too, Dana! ;-) Can't wait to see what you come up with!

BrineS said...

Looking forward to these giveaways!

You are invited to:

Name That Chocolate Dessert Contest
September 1 - 13

http://www.thechocolistas.com/2008/09/name-that-chocolate-dessert-fifth.html

First Prize: Hot Chocolate Dress from Emberlish

Second Prize: Chocolate Orange Lil Grubby Candle from The Soap Maker's Shop

Hope to see you there!

Deborah & Colleen
The Chocolistas
thechocolistas.com

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

Colleen @ Mommie Daze
mommiedaze.com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi Dana, I have no idea how to make a u-tube but for one of those quilts, by heavens, I will try. Stop by my blog for my giveaway, I think you will like it. Jane

PS My 12 year DD is using my sugar scub and loving it!

Amanda said...

ahhh these fabrics are delicious!!