Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Long arm quilting winner . . . and something else too

So I'm out of town. I've been out in the sun all day in 98 degree weather and I'm starving.

So I'm ending the contest for the long arm quilting service one hour early. Cause I'm famished and we are going out to dinner momentarily.

And, I thought it might make you less mad at me for ending it early if I gave away 40 spools of my most favoritest thread on earth. This thread makes me want to pause and reflect on its greatness. And if I wasn't so blasted ravenous I probably would. I love, love, love Mettler thread.




First, the winner of the long arm quilting from The Back Porch Quilters is . . .

#302 Laine

Congratulations! Email me at dana@oldredbarnco.com to claim your prize.





Leave a comment here to this post by noon tomorrow (or June 18, 2009 at 12 noon US EDST) for a chance to win 40 spools of Mettler thread in a cool carrying case. Note that this picture has more than 40 spools. But I'm not at home and can't photograph the acutal thread. So I snagged this one from their website. But 40 spools is alot of thread so don't despair.

One entry per person. I'll pick a winner by random draw soon thereafter. Only one entry per person . . . did I say that already? Forgive me. I'm so hungry I'm starting to shake. International entries welcome.

-dana

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BaileyGirl5 said...

Oh man!!!!!!! I would love to win that thread! I hope you have a great vacation! I can't believe how much I'm learning and how much I enjoy quilting. My friends and family are starting to get a little sick of hearing me talk about it so I'm glad I have all my new friends on the message boards to support me.

Kelly said...

Ok I'm in, making my first quilt and already I love it....must.have.thread

Shannon said...

I keep hearing about all this awesomeness of Mettler thread. I've been using Gutterman and really do like it but I could allllways use more thread.

Tina said...

I'd be in heaven with all that glorious thread!

Peggie said...

OOOOooooooOOOOOO!!!!!

Jana said...

On my!!!! What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win!

~Michelle~ said...

Cool - thread is a good thing! Thanks Dana, you're a complete sweetie! :)

***LIZ*** said...

Oh I want some thread!!! Thanks!

Anita said...

Wow, I'd never have to run over to fabric to find matching thread!

Jessie Keating :: Tiny House said...

Ooh, yes, thread is awesome!!!

grendelskin said...

Congratulations to Elaine! I would looove to have 40 spools of brand-new thread! I just inherited a large stash of old thread but am not sure whether I can trust spools purchased in 1967; I'd feel so much more confident using brand-new and Mettler to boot!

Taiya said...

So sad I didn't win the long arm quilting! However, it is kind of nice, because I really do want to hand quilt mine and if I won it, I wouldn't have done it... :)

Megan of Sanourra Designs said...

Go eat woman! I love the thread, and it's an awful nice gesture, but you shouldn't need to bribe your readers in order to get nourishment! LOL. Thanks anyway, and I hope you have a great vacation!

quilt530 said...

Count me in on the random pick. You can't have too much thread!

Whitterbon said...

looks great-- thanks!

Amy said...

Congrats to Lanie on winning a wonderful prize.
And you are too kind...first quilting for free and now 40 spools of thread. Wow...count me in. :)

Jaclyn said...

I love your giveaways!

kaiolohiakids said...

I do hope you've had a chance to eat by now! The thread is beautiful!

Darcy said...

Oh, please, oh please, oh please! I love Metler thread! Thanks again for the giveaway!

Jodie said...

Hope you are having a fun time and I feel bad you are posting from vacation. I so, so would love to have this thread, keeping my fingers crossed.

Rochelle said...

What a great giveaway. I sure could put it to good use.

Leah S said...

Thread's always good here. :)

Barbie said...

What a wonderful prize, thank you!

Anonymous said...

40 spools would be awesome!! THanks for the chance, not to mention the quilt-along, quite the motivator to keep up when you are posting pics!!

Lisa M.

lmetson(at)wws-ius(dot)com

Buzz's Food Lady said...

Thread!

Louise said...

I love Mettler thread, too. Would love to win 40 spools! Thanks for the chance.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Darn! now I have to buy my batting :) Congrats to the winner!

I hope you get some sustenance soon, all that sitting around can wear a girl out! LOL :)

Enjoy your family time!

sallgood said...

Okay, some of my thread is as old as my sewing machine- my mom's 1957Singer. So some fresh thread would be awesome!!!

scottylover said...

Pick me please!!!! I love Mettler thread. It just sews so beautifully!

Hope you had a great dinner!

Bonnie said...

Wow that would go great with my machine. It is so hard to build up thread.

Spencer Family said...

I love Mettler thread. It would be so nice to have a stash at home and not have to run to the store when I need more.

Heather said...

Wow another great giveaway - you really are to generous. Congrats to Laine and the long arm quilting. I can only hope to win all that thread - what a dream!

ircabbit said...

I also love the Mettler thread... the idea of 40 spools makes me think that I need to start a thread stash. :)

Stephanie said...

Wow - that thread looks super delicious!

Andrea said...

Who won't want those 40 pieces of beauty? I sure hope I win!!

oblivionsunrise said...

I love mettler thread as well, I find thread to be one of the harder things to build up a decent amount of. I have one of those thread racks that holds 120 spools, think I only have 15 on there. :o

Beth said...

I'm bummed I didn't win the quilting....but stoked by the possibility I could win the thread!

kelly lautenbach said...

Eye Candy! So pretty! Thanks for the chance...

vicafortuna said...

OK someone forgot to mention that you needed a clean floor in the list of things needed to do this. I know I have been trying to make a conmment - thank you for doing this - I have no idea of what I am doing but I am trying really hard


Louise

emalina49a said...

Thread...in tons of colors. Now that I know what a difference there is in thread I would love some more of the good stuff!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I could really use that thread. It's soooo pretty.

Wendy F.

Lene said...

Even though I am not doing the quilt along it has been fascinating following along

Danielle said...

I can always use more thread, so please count me in! Hope you have a great vacation, too.

Jacque. said...

okay, so in order to quilt my own quilt...since I did not win the quilting by Russ, I guess I really need thread!!! Love these giveaways...the suspense...the NOT winning...~grin~

Goddess in Progress said...

Bummed about not winning the quilting, of course, but all of that gorgeous thread would take the sting off... :-)

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Lexilooo said...

I like thread in pretty colors!

Cindy said...

oooooh that thread looks luscious!! I'd love to win :)

Tammy said...

Awesome thread! I love how shiny it looks! I decided to start a quilt even though I'm weeks behind, I'm still sewing my strips together. Have a great time on your vacation!

Diane said...

Love the music on your blog but I always forget that it will play and with ear buds on- I jump a mile or two. I'd jump again if I could win the Mettler(my favorite too!) thread. God bless and thanks for sharing.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Enjoy the sun!! I love Mettler thread...love it.

Jackie K. said...

Quick - go eat already!!

I'd love to win the thread - I haven't tried Mettler (yet!!)

Rebecca said...

I would love to win! Choose me!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

What a wonderful give a way.. I would love to win. Thanks so much.

Pat

Marianne Penner Design said...

Ooooooooo, pick me. I would love to win the Mettler thread it's my favorite too.

Angela said...

It's like a thread pantone book.

I haven't used Mettler yet.

Miss Mary said...

Thanks so much for running all these fun giveaways! I hope I win this beautiful thread!

Janet said...

Great giveaway.. Who doesn't need/want more thread?? I would love a chance to win.

Deanna said...

I would love to win! having the right color of thread at home when you need it always rocks!

wilde medley said...

I would LOVE to have that many options available ON HAND!!!!

Loralynn said...

What a gorgeous rainbow of colored thread! Any girl (or guy) would be lucky to win that!

Sara said...

please please please let me win!!!!

Ruth B said...

Wow...I would adore getting Mettler thread. I have 2 spools now so 40 would be awesome. Truly awesome. Fingers crossed.

Jensmom said...

The thread is gorgeous! I would love to win that. I just finished my quilt for the quilt along, I had so much fun making it. I can't wait to start another.

foodmathquilts said...

I like thread! :) (and very much enjoy your blog, but I'm not doing this quilt along)

Sarah

LB3K said...

You sure have some great giveaways! Thanks!

tracy_a said...

Goodness - how generous!

Francy said...

WOW! I could use some of that thread.

Charlene said...

Oh! I would love to win...I'm so tired of sewing only with black, tan or white thread....that's all I own....

Maryjo said...

I would absolutel love to win the thread...thanks so much for the opportunity to put my name in the draw...love what you do!

Sherri said...

40 Spools!!! That would be a dream come true! Because I live an hour away from the closest place to buy good thread!!!

Claudia said...

I'd love to win such a fun prize! I'm getting bored with white and cream!

Natys said...

WOW!!!! please Mr.Random pick me pick me PICK ME!!!!!!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Ohh what an exciting giveaway!!

Thanks!! =)

Pamela said...

Oh darn, I better get to basting and quilting already, lol! The thread looks beautiful and I'd love to make good use of it! Thank you for all of your generosity!

Cristin said...

You know you're way too generous!!! Do have a fab vacation and I will too... as we fly out to California Thurs morning - woot! Thanks!
ps - I heart thread

Meg said...

Man, that thread would be awesome! Count me in!

caednkat said...

Cool I need thread!!!

Have fun on your vacation!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, 40 spools of gorgeous thread. You are so generous! Thanks for another giveaway!

Jcbaron99 said...

THAT is some beautiful thread!

Kristine Hanson said...

whoo hoo! thread!

Olivia and Me said...

me too! I'd love this prize!

ANG BIGGLEY said...

I wanna win I wanna win!!!!!!

Nancy said...

I'd so love to win this wonderful thread.

kristen said...

I want to win!! YOu can never have enough thread!!

~ Uncle Sam's Family, Est. September 1994 ~ said...

Please pick me, please pick me, please pick me.... :o)

carriegel said...

Oh my, I would love to win this thread.

Sarah said...

Oh wow, I'm not sure if I would be able to take them out. I might loose their order. That is truely a fabulous sight! Imagine having the perfect thread every time.

chook said...

oh Dana I would just LOve to win this thread please put me in the draw
big hugs Beth

Julie in WA said...

Whoo hooo! I'd love to win the thread!

roseylittlethings said...

I would love some good thread, I have been going through it like crazy lately!

Bettina Groh said...

o-o-oh please please please...I'd love to wn!

kipperson said...

I love thread......and your blog!

chp said...

Mettler thread is the best!

Beth said...

lovely thread and so many colors! thanks. really, this is so fun - just started putting the whole thing together - i love seeing it that way!

Adrianne said...

Dana, for pete's sake go eat!!! Shaking sheesh. You take such good care of your little quilting tribe. Thread can wait. Or can it??? Ha ha.

plainjanesews said...

oh man- i love that thread! a few samples came with my sewing machine and i have rationed it so carefully... is it mettler worthy? I hope i win!!! come on random.org- pick me pick me

julie (jane's apron) said...

takin' a chance on the thread...so when I do your quilt along (and I will!), I'll be ready with at least part of the supplies.

MLE said...

congrats to the winner of the long arm quilting! Keeping my fingers crossed for the thread!!

Bella Mama said...

Love the thread! you are too generous!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

Those colors make me hungry too. Thanks for the chance to win.

tmac said...

I love that thread! I hope I win it!!!

Leigh said...

Oooooh THREAD! Fingers crossed!!!

Jenn said...

Eek! Count me in. BTW love the music on your blog!

Heidi said...

I love just looking at the thread!

Gene Black said...

OOoh oohhh....oh my, the only thing I love almost as much as chocolate and a huge stash of fabric is - a huge stash of wonderful thread. I can't sew without thread! And in a carrying case! Yipppeee! Pick me, oh generous one!

DianeCK7 said...

The thread is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity :)

DCK1758@aol.com

Qutecowgirl said...

Thread is always a good thing!!

Hope dinner was great!!

Rose said...

You are too generous! And I don't blame you at all, I can't do ANYTHING if I'm running on empty! Enjoy your day :)

Nichole said...

oh thread! i could use some of that! :)

Raspberry said...

I could ALWAYS use thread. sigh. I'm hoping!!!

Juls said...

What the..You think you ca just bribe us with ultra shiny pretty spools of bling?? well...OK fine. Gee I guess It's time to take the training wheels off and use some big girl thread instead of thrifty coats and clark. The higher quality thread the longer the girl lasts right?!

Lindsey in AL said...

Oh, how I need that thread!! Please enter me? Thanks so much!

susan said...

thread!thread!thread! oh my!!!! i do love thread...all the colors and different textures and weights. can never ever have enough thread...so sad those little suckers cost so much. now, that is where you can get into a real tangle at the check out counter..........love thread.

Ducky said...

I would love that thread! Hope you had a great time at dinner....

Lori Hudson said...

Who doesn't want all of that great thread???

Adina said...

oh, wow that is a lot of thread. i just begin to think about how many trips to the store that will save me and... yeah, cool! I want it.

SandyB said...

I can always use more thread. I love reading all these quilting blogs!

Marsel said...

Who needs food when I could feast on 40 lovely spools of thread?!

SandyQuilts said...

Thread like fabric .... you can never ever have too much. So pretty.

Tonya said...

Ohh, I hope I win! This is one of the best giveaways ever. I want a rainbow of thread in an organized container. Not only is it pretty, but you maybe I could actually find my thread when I need it too. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog.

Sue

sue.quilts at verizon.com

Sue said...

I just love the way you have shared your talents and your willingness to giveaway such great stuff. I love the way this quilt is coming together

inkie-mumma said...

OOOO I'd love to win this one, I am just starting so it would be great to win a whole heap so I can play!

bethany said...

Wow, you rock!! That is totally awesome!! Thanks!!!

Trish said...

I am addicted to thread. Well, thread and buttons and fabric :) Oh and chocolate!

Keila said...

Wow... this is amazing!! Sure hope I can win this one :)

pescbrico said...

You are so generous! I so want to try quilting I think I will make tiny quilt for my baby that will start daycare... one for home and one for the daycare!
Thanks again and I hope you had a great lunch!

Alice said...

I could certainly use the thread. This is very generous of you!

Arnden said...

What quilter doesn't need more thread! I have been a slacker and am behind on the quilt-along, so I have been feeling too guilty to post for the other giveaways, but this is rather random and so am I!

Kirsten N said...

I only found your fantastic "Quilt along" yesterday so I may have some catching up to do :) Love the thread!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

found you and your quilt along yesterday and it's just what I need to make my first quilt. I'd love some great thread to get it done!

Laurel said...

oh i was just realizing today how low my thread stash is getting...

Leslie said...

Thread.....now THAT is a true prize! (not that the longarm quilting wasn't).
Hope you got rid of your shakes....eat!

Colleen said...

I have a small, pathetic amount of thread and 40 spools could really help.

Audrey said...

So Pretty. Would love to win these!

scrapworking said...

Wow, that's a lot of thread! Thank you for your generosity. Hope you are having a great dinner - drink lots of fluids!

Brooke said...

Fingers, toes, and cat tails crossed for luck!

mommymae said...

darn it all. i forgot to enter russ's contest. i'll try for the thread.

Lynn Osborne said...

Oh my! I'm drooling over that collection of thread! What a prize! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lacey W. said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

MizHardy said...

Count me in! I've only ever used dual-duty all purpose thread... it's time to graduate up to the good stuff!

Lindsey R. said...

Hope you got something YUM to eat! Count me in for loving this thread!!

Just Susan said...

Oh Dana, this si awesome, count me in please.

jodie said...

So pretty!

Nancy said...

Oh Wow!! I could really use this thread. My stock is just about depleted...

Karen South said...

wow! What a fabulous prize. Thanks!

Kymy said...

I love seeing lots of thread sorted by colors, who wouldn't love to win that?

Janey Joop said...

Dana, I hope you get something good to eat. Thank you so much, I would love the thread. Please include me. Janey Joop

Gretch said...

I've never won a thing in my life, but it's kind of fun trying! Enjoy the sun!

Preschool Moms said...

Seriously, you have a lot of readers! I would love the thread! BEAUTIFUL!

Jamie said...

You may find this crazy-- I'm a bit of a thread snob, and the thread I've chosen is not Mettler. But, my mom uses Mettler exclusively, and I'd love to win this as a gift to her! Keeping my fingers crossed...

Kris said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Count me in!

gretchen said...

i also love mettler thread! thanks for a great giveaway.

Bowlby said...

That thread! Gorgeous.

akdilcher said...

Fantastic. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I have never used Mettler thread, and would love to try it this way!

Liz B. said...

Very generous! I have gone through at least 4 spools of white thread in the last couple weeks :P I've just finished off my cream colored thread and am starting on gray! Good thing all these colors don't show.
Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jlk said...

I love Mettler, too! Sign me up :) Oh, and I hope your food was good.

Winona said...

Oh wonderful! I would love to win the thread. Enjoy your vacation. Winona

Em said...

Dana - get some food girl!!! Your giveaways are the best!!! I haven't ever used Mettler thread... maybe this is my chance?! I've been working on stitching these blocks together, it's been hard because I've got so much going on this week AND next week. Anyway - I hope to get the top pieced and figure out what to do about a border or two so it will fit my daughter's double bed... We'll see!

Jordon said...

Thanks for all the quilting help! I'm hooked...and already a huge Mettler fan.

LISA said...

Yes, yes, I would like to add that lovely rainbow to my sad thread collection:)

Kathy said...

Really enjoying the quilt-along - thank you!
Would love that gorgeous thread too (:

Janet Witte said...

Oh, my goodness; Mettler is my most favorite thread as well! I hope that my number gets picked/1
Thanks for all of the inspiration.

Knitlee said...

This is just fantastic! Great giveaways, great quilt along! Having so much fun.
Hope you got some good eats!
Alissa

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Beautiful thread! You can never have enough! thank you for your generosity dana.

Ashley said...

congrats laine! and that thread...wow! mettler is my favorite as well, though i typically stick to the cream or light gray... would love to get my hands on some of those other gorgeous colors! thanks!!

madsmomma said...

This is a dream giveaway!

free indeed said...

Hope your hunger was satisfied in the most pleasing way! What did you have?
THose colors are luscious enough to eat too.

Cynthia said...

What a great giveaway, if only I could win it!

Jenny said...

How generous of you! I'll throw my hat in the ring.

sclangs said...

I sure hope you enjoyed dinner!! That thread would be a GREAT addition to my sewing room, if I win!

K said...

Forty?! Forty! I know I just started, but I also know I need them all!

Vicki said...

Sure wish we had some of the summer heat in Baltimore. You are incredibly generous, those ARE beautiful colors of thread. Hope I get lucky!

Sam said...

Oooh, lovely thread! I would love to win. :)

Anita said...

I love, love, love Mettler thread too! It would be so COOL to have an entire container of it in all those beautiful colors!

Chicago Redhead said...

Pick me please!

Susan said...

Generous giveaway! Great thread and a carrying case, oh my!

Patty said...

What a nice giveaway! I love to machine applique, so the more colors of Mettler the better!

Scrappinfor3 said...

Awesome thread collection! I'm sure that would help jolt me out of my "not able to add enough hours to the day lately to sew" issue. Thanks for the giveaway!

karen said...

Please enter me in your generous thread giveaway. Thanks Dana - loving the quilt along

Mary said...

I hate quilt patterns too. Thank you for the quilt along.

Sarah said...

Ooh- I've only tried Mettler thread once. It was awesome!!

Amy R said...

I just LOVE Mettle thread! You Rock! I hope dinner was great!

The Random Muse said...

I would so love to have that thread.

liz at olliekate said...

Yeah for Mettler! It is the best thread, no matter that it costs more, it is worth it!

debbie said...

Hope you get something to eat. And thread, yeah, I need thread. Lots more thread.

Thanks so much. debbie

debbie said...

Hope you get something to eat. And thread, yeah, I need thread. Lots more thread.

Thanks so much. debbie

The Kanes said...

wow that is so great!! My mom loves this thread!

Sheri said...

Thread! A dream come true. You are very sweet.

ferne said...

Thread is probably one of the most precious possessions of mine these days. How sweet of you to be giving it away!

Wild Indian Cowgirl said...

I've never tried Mettler thread so I would love to win this one..

Thanks for the additional giveaway...

Cathy M said...

Good grief. 40 spools of thread! How could you? I would love to win, of course

JenBrown said...

Pick me Mr. Random.org!!! :)

Jamie said...

Let the stars align for me and let me be the winner...
These threads are SOSOSOSOSOS nice!!!!!!!!!

Posy said...

That thread prize is awesome! And thank you so much for doing this quiltalong; for a total newbie to sewing & quilting, reading your steps has been very, very helpful.

Dorrie said...

I love Mettler thread too! I went and picked out my backing fabric for our Sew-Along~a wonderfully orange and white polka dot! I'm so into orange lately and I thought this would be a good place to use LOTS of it!

Anonymous said...

Throwning my name in the pot.....
Tanya
Have fun in the sun!!

Lydia said...

Wonderful give away! Thank you so much!

Milk Drinker said...

I would love this prize too!
Vicki

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