Monday, June 29, 2009

Win a Janome 6600 NOW

TIME'S UP. WINNER OF THE JANOME 6600 SEWING MACHINE WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW. GOOD LUCK TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.

So this is it. The moment you all have been waiting for. I'd like to think that the quilt along and all the giveaways along the way have been fun. And educational. And worthwhile. But let's face it. They don't mean squat in comparison to this.

I know things people. I've been to college. And around the block a time or two.

I've got my finger on the pulse of the human spirit.








You have been waiting for the mac daddy. And today is the day.




Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win the miraculous Janome 6600.


It is fantastically amazing. I love it so much that I missed it while on vacation. For real.

Some of my favorite features are:

-- the independent motor for bobbin winding
-- speed control lever
-- the start/stop button
-- the almighty automatic thread cutter!!! (can't I get a Amen on that one?)
-- extra high pressure foot lift
-- knee lift!!

Oh. I. Could. Go. On. For. Days.

What? You don't want me to go on for days? Hmmm.

Ok. Well, let me just summarize by saying that I love the Janome 6600 because it allows me to make quilts with absolute ease. Like this.




::Deep cleansing breath::





Leave a comment to this post for a chance to win the Janome 6600. Only one comment per person. International entries welcome. Contest will run from now (June 29, 2009) until next Monday, July 6, 2009 at 6:00pm EDST US. A winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 7th.

Good luck!

-dana

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kelliemorgan said...

I think I am the first (maybe because no one else wants to be?)! Thanks so much for all the great tutorials and such. I used the Paula Prass as well. Thanks again!

MargaretD said...

Pick me, pick me, oh please pick me! :)

Melissa Sorensen said...

Oh my gosh! I would love this! I hope its me.

Lisa said...

Well, this is exciting indeed. Plus, my fabric for this quilt along arrived in the mail yesterday, so now I can "quilt-a-long" too. On an odd note Dana, we somehow ended up with the same vintage sheet for our backing. Weird. I await the results with great anticipation! Thanks!

Granny's Closet said...

The quilt along has been great. I love the pattern and the best part, using scraps. I am still working on quilting the top to the bottom, this machine looks like it could do it in half the time it is taking me.
I am going to make another quilt like this, but from the material that they gave me for my 50 birthday that was all over my office. Thought what a great way to remember my birthday. Thanks for the tips and tricks.

Calico Road said...

Wow, I haven't had time to enter the quilt a long, or the other give-aways, but for THIS, I'll make time! Thanks!!

Cindy said...

Hello,

I would love to be entered in the draw, please! I am participating in the quilt along and have my blocks completed. I've posted my progress pics in your flickr group.

This has been lots of fun! Thanks for all your work in organizing it.

Cindy Keery
creativecards@shaw.ca

Slack said...

I have so enjoyed the quilt along (though I'm not as "along" as I should be at this point but I did start late...good excuse, right?) and all of your tips! Thank you. Now, I'd enjoy finishing my quilt much better with that fancy pants new machine!

Anonymous said...

It would be great to win this, WOW!! I have had a great time with the quilt along, thank you so much.

Lisa
lmetson@wws-ius.com
"seafern cottage"

Shannon said...

I think I would seriously faint if I won that!

susan said...

i would love a new sewing machine, thou i love the one i have , it is showing signs of decline...boo hoo. so.......i will just hope my number finally comes up :-)

Simply Sara said...

How I would love to win!!!!

Random Integer Generator please smile down on me :)

Oh, and can I just say how much I LOVE your blog?! I have been visiting for some time now and am so inspired by all your lovely creations :)

I am just a beginner and am so very thankful for your awesome quilt along! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I was planning on buying a new sewing machine this week....maybe I'll hold off until the 7th... with fingers crossed!

P.S (because this comment isn't quite long enough) I love the shot you took of the quilt on that red chair! So gorgeous.

wkalwarczyk@yahoo.com said...

Dana, beautiful work as always. Thanks for the step by step tutorials. Please, please can I win?

Lisa said...

Just finished my quilt top this morning for the QAL! Maybe if I win the Janome, I could work twice as fast and get double the work done. :)

Thanks Dana!

Michele H said...

Oh, how I could do a little dance just thinking about winning this little beauty. I've posted my pictures and followed along and dreamed of this machine. Even if I don't win, I'm in love with my project. It's so beautiful, and when it's finished I'll wrap myself or my 16 month old in it and think of you and this quilt along. It has been fun!

Anonymous said...

So how does this most wonderful machine compare to a Bernina QE Aurora 440? I went from a manual Bernina Sport to my Aurora and thought I died and went to sewing heaven. Sounds like you feel the same about this Janome. Would love to compare the 2 machines side-by-side to see which I would keep and which I would give to my daughter!!
Susan W (swoodall@carolina.rr.com)

Jenny said...

I would love to win that machine!!!! Your quilt along is my next project. I'm really excited that it's over that way I don't have to wait until the next step, which is currently where I'm at for the Crazy Mom Quilts quilt along. I'll post pictures once i start!!! I'm really enjoying your blog!

King family said...

I simply want to win. Thanks, in advance for the chance.

Leah S said...

I wanna win this so badly!!! My machine hasn't been behaving on the free-motioning lately. Doing just fine on piecing... which is why I have a quilt TOP, and not a finished quilt!!

I PROMISE to use and love the machine! I would like to set it up to free-motion full time and my other machine strictly for piecing.

If I don't win... can you make my free-motioning tension better? :)

Peggie said...

I am almost sad that it is time to give away the machine. Don't get me wrong I WANT that baby, but it feels like the end of a great experience. Everyone here has been so helpful. Many friends have been made, many friendship will grow from here. Although it doesn't express what I think we all feel, thank you Dana.

You have banked some majorly good karma!

chipndonna said...

This is the first time I have heard of a Quilt Along. It's been lots of fun watching everyones quilt come to life.

I've really enjoyed seeing the pictures you posted as part of your tutuorial.

I have heard that the Janome 6600 is a fabulous sewing machine.

bethany said...

Well this is what we all been working toward. We have posted pictures, flickred like crazy and today is the day!! Today will live on in history...well maybe not!! But we are all excited non-the-less. Thanks!!!

Barb said...

Yea! Quilt is quilted and I'm working on hand stitching the binding now. So fun to see everyone's progress and read the posts. Good luck to us all. Wish we could all have a machine like this, but of course the winner has a good excuse to shout for joy. Hope it's me!

napworks_quilting said...

What a great way to do this! The quilt I wasn't that interested in is almost done when others I was working on are still sitting. I love the quilt! Pick me for the machine!!!!

joyinhim said...

Wow! Thank you so much for the great tutorial. I haven't been able to quilt along because I was finishing up the school year, but I have been following and taking notes. You inspired me to get back to quilting and sewing. This machine would be a dream for me - I am using the machine my parents gave me when I graduated from college 30 years ago! It works, but needs help. I looked at some new machines in the fabric store the other day and realized what an antique mine is. It would be AMAZING to be able to sew with this beauty. Thanks again for all you have done...

kirsten said...

Okay, I know I'm not worthy to enter this competition. The Janome 6600 is not for mere mortals like myself. If this were highschool, the Janome 6600 would just flip her long blonde hair and ignore me and my bad complexion.

BUT, if I am the lucky winner, then I have an even luckier little sister who is, like, the head cheerleader with the hot quarterback boyfriend when it comes to the world of quilting.

All this to say I adore you, Dana, and this contest is slayer.

Tracy said...

Thanks so much for the quilt along, I love learning new patterns and this one is a great one! It was fun from picking out the material to seeing it come together! And of course the give aways were nice too! I hope I win but if I don't I hope someone who really needs a machine does. But I still hope it's me!

Dorrie said...

Miss Dana thank you for sponsoring such a fun sew along! I've linked to soooo many new blogs through the flickr group and it's always fun to meet new people~sisters in sewing! Here's my hat thrown in to win with the others!

Little Miss Shabby said...

I have loved this quilt along! It's been a totally fun summer project and one I have really enjoyed. Thanks so much!

Trish said...

Ooooohhh I really really really want it! Great fabric by the way :)

Jen said...

oh how i would love that!!!

Taya said...

I would Love to win the machine but if I don't I have found a new love. Quilting! This has been such a fun experience and now I feel like I can take on another quilt. I will definitely keep reading and I hope you do another quilt along in the future it was so fun seeing other peoples take on the same quilt. Thank you Dana for the fun and information.

Jeanne Ann said...

I have enjoyed following the quilt along and seeing all the beautiful quilts created. How exciting it would be to win this giveaway!!!! I can't even imagine!

jenny said...

Oh please let it be me!! My old one is such a clunker and I am forever adjusting it while I sew that I don't sew as much. I miss sewing. Thanks for the fun!! :o)

Thankful~Threads said...

Woohoo! I'd be honored (and delighted) if you'd pick me!!! Pretty please? :) --Kathy

Love to Stitch said...

My Brother is embarrassed just looking at the picture. Pick Me!

tara said...

Great binding tutorial. I love binding a quilt. So peaceful.

Brooke said...

This would be a dream to own this! Oh Dana your quilts are just simply lovely!

Have a lovely day!

;-)

jodie said...

Thank you so very much for all of your time and energy to host this quilt along. I have had so much fun throughout the process. I've especially enjoyed watching the progress of others on the flickr group. Here's mine:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23615787@N02/3612829436/

I would give this sewing machine a loving and caring home.

Thanks again!

jodie.marie
at
verizon.net

oblivionsunrise said...

I loved the quilt along. Just wish I'd been able to keep up better, at this point I only have my blocks cut. :(

I also loved the Paula Prass and after making this quilt with it I plan on buying more of it.

--ginger. said...

Well. I can honestly say that I would commit to sewing my first quilt ever if I won this machine. I sew lots of other stuff--always from found fabrics (thrift shop finds, big left-over scraps from my friends' curtain projects, boxes and boxes of fabric from my husband's aunt's barn. I find that old fabric finds me. So I'd put the Janome to good use. I sew every day. What a nifty giveaway. Thanks.

julie said...

I would love to have a sewing machine I missed on vacation.
Julie

Stephanie said...

I just started quilting and would LOVE a new machine. Please pick me. Thanks for all your info.

soggybottomflats said...

I love this machine....I want this machine....I digress. I do know I will sew every single day and put this baby thru the most fun fabric boot camp every! Thank you so much for the wonderful totally kewl make a quilt tutorial ever! THank you, Elaine from Texas
echristian851@gmail.com

Kari said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring. I know there will be hopelessly many comments. Still dreaming you'll pick me!

brown robin said...

Hhhmmm... your generosity is endless! I still think that Santa Clause is your bedfellow. Count me in, of course! I still plan on bugging you endlessly after this whole give away, though.

Michelle said...

Ooo, I would love to have this machine!!

grendelskin said...

I'd love to have the new Janome; I'll even buy Mettler thread for the first quilt I make with it! Thanks for all the guidance and cheering, Dana!

Sheri Arminiak said...

I am so glad that I participated in this quilt along. I have wanted to quilt for 20+ years, but never took the plunge until now. Sure would like to win the Janome 6600 so please, please, please pick me!!

Ruth B said...

Yippee! The day is here! I have to hit the shower because I am going to pick up my Flights of Fancy quilt from the quilters. Tonight I will sew on the binding which is ready to go. Then I will add another picture to flicker of my finished, oh so beautiful quilt. This one goes on the bed for sure!

Stacey said...

i do not think i qualify, i did not make the quilt along, i did not find out about until it was halfway done. i love your quilts, and if i get a chance to enter to win, thank you!!

"The Fam" said...

I've got approximately 6 quilt tops that really want to be quilted by machine ... but I can't get it right with the one I've got ... I think that winning this would take care of that for me! Please??

mdmickey said...

Yeah!!! I have waited for this day:) I sooo want that machine!!! I love making quilts!!:)

Elissa said...

just saying today to my sister that i "need" a new machine. would probably miss the old rattle and hummer if i won. but, maybe not, so i'll enter anyway :-)

Vickie said...

I am blown away. This is too cool. I have just made my 4th quilt on my sister's machine. How cool would it be to win this fabulous machine. You are amazing!
Vickie

MaeGoodale said...

wow, what a great prize! Enter me Please!!!
I would put it to great use.
:)Mae

Kearney said...

Here's hoping!

Whoever wins the big one, thanks so much for doing this quilt along. It's been fun and educational!

Shelly said...

This has been so fun! I hope you do another one soon!

I would LOVE to win the machine!

Jenifer said...

Thank you so much for this quilt-along! I have been learning a lot from everyone over at the flickr group and gotten such wonderful feedback. Tonight I'm going to start my binding and I'm looking forward to finishing this quilt. Thank you for all the effort you've put into this. I would love the new sewing machine, but even if I don't, I can't wait to see who wins! SO EXCITING!

Meg said...

This has been such a fun quilt along! Thank you for all of the work you have put in to it! I love how my quilt turned out in the beautiful Paula Prass fabrics! Thanks so much!

burtonsnorth said...

i want this so bad my teeth hurt.

thank you for hosting this quilt along. it is the first one i have ever participated in and i have really enjoyed myself. the machine i sewed my quilt top with was squeaking like crazy towards the end, wasn't quite sure it was going to make it.

my quilt top is at the quilter right now and won't be done until july 15th. i will post the results when it is completed. thanks again for the great instruction and fun time.

Sharyn said...

I've had the most fun with this Dana - thank you again for the motivation and inspiration. I'm not sure how the entry tallying is going - but I did use the Flights of Fancy fabric and I've been posting on flickr - and I finished my quilting about a 1/2 hour ago and will start my binding after dinner. :) Life is good!

And after doing the whole thing on my 20 year old Kenmore - I think I'd dance on the tables for a new machine! I mean - an automatic thread cutter?? Get OUT!

Simone said...

Hyperventilating! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Trudi said...

I have Sooo enjoyed this quilt along, thank you so much for sharing it. Yes, I'd love to wing the Janome, I'm keeping my fingers crossed :o)

CheyneCuts&Collects said...

oh.
my.
god.

cutoutcollect (at) gmail.com

nic said...

this, right here, is solid proof that love at first sight does indeed exist. wow.

the quilt is mighty dandy, too.

Christy said...

HOLY COW - can this be real? Awesome. Thanks for the chance!

Marcy Reimer said...

I want it I want it lol. I found this blog on facebook as someone had posted this link, I think I will do the same:) I will have to come back if you are going to do another quilt along, would love to try one.

marcy

Alisa said...

Oh how I would love that beautiful machine. This quilt-a-long has been so fun. Thank you Dana.

Mimi said...

I can't win if I don't try so I AM TRYING! This is such an AWESOME opportunity! I am excited to just have a chance to win! Thank you so much

amylouwho said...

you know I'm in!

Thanks for all of your work and time that went into this awesome extravaganza!

Mary said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'd love to win it, for sure. Thanks for the quilt along and fabulous giveaways all month. It's been great to read along!

Pish Posh Creations said...

OMG! I want it I want it I want it!!!!

This a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Dana Zirkle
pishposhcreations.com
danazirkle@msn.com

Z Family said...

AMAZING!! SO GENEROUS!!! FINGERS CROSSED :)

machen und tun said...

well, i never - never! - win those things, but here we go :-)
i loved this whole quilt-along so very much, learned so much, met so many wonderful women that i actually do not care that much if i win (my sweet brother did a very good job anyway..).
lets just say: thanks so very much dana, i really appreciate all your work and had a great time!

K said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win for sure and get some of those quilts I have in my head actually DONE!!

James said...

Oh...This could help me oh so much! I hope I win it, if not, you still have a great blog!

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your quilt along so very much. Thank you so much for this chance Dana.



Karen
hamaforever(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your quilt along so very much. Thank you so much for this chance Dana.



Karen
hamaforever(at)gmail(dot)com

CJ said...

The quilt along has been GREAT! Your quilt looks lovely, especially the stripey binding. Can we see the quilt hanging or laying out on the lawn?? Your giveaways have been awesome! Thank you.

Brooke said...

Fingers, toes, and everything else crossed!!! Am still working on my quilt for the quiltalong (and have posted in the flickr group), and am using--and loving-- the Flights of Fancy fabrics!

Wendy said...

Well, here goes nuthin'!! I realize that I have virtually NO chance of winning that extremely AWESOME machine, as I'm sure there will be thousands of entries. So, I'd like to just say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this amazing quilt-along!!! This will be my first *finished* quilt, and I am so thrilled with my quilt!! Thank you so much!!

Glitzie Ritzie Boutique said...

This is a beautiful machine! I'm in the market for a new machine, and this is the perfect opportunity. thanks for the offer!!

Sara Scott said...

Im fairly new to sewing and have been eyeing this machines after they came so highly recommended! :)

The Random Muse said...

Awesome!

I still need to catch up. I didn't start until everyone else was at week 5 now I'm somewhere around week three and leaving town tomorrow. I'm still excited about this though.

Average Jane said...

You are right... I've been waiting. I need this more than I've needed anything practical in my entire life. Pick me! Pick me!

Francy said...

I struggle daily with my $79.00 Brother sewing machine. I can't get a stright line of sewing on it to no matter what tricks I use to help.

I would love to see a machine that cuts the thread!

Best of luck to all of us :o)

Leigh said...

Ohhh how I would love a miraculous sewing machine! Thank you so much for hosting this, I've learned a ton!!!

Terri said...

This quilt-along has been fabulous. Thank you so much (again!) for hosting it, and for givine away that marvelous machine! :)

Rose said...

Wow, I seriously thought you had to make the quilt in the quilt a along in order to be entered! This is so cool. What a great machine to be giving away, and what a great giveaway all together! Thanks for the chance :)

Deb said...

I've had so much fun doing this quilt. I can't wait for the next one (hint hint)!!

~Michelle~ said...

You're totally right about so many people wanting to do the quiltalong so they can win this machine. And I don't think I have a single one of your favorite features on my current machine - an upgrade would be nice! That being said, I'm pretty sure I'm going to love my quilt once it is done!

Adina said...

Wow, I wish to be the winner. I've been a good girl-used Flight of Fancy fabric, posted progress and so on!! I hope it will help me! :)

~the eight of us~ said...

Since reading your blog I have come to adore the Janome 6600 and now desire one. Last week my sewing machine broke and I so wanted it to be too expensive to repair so I could buy an new one (maybe a Janome 6600??) But alas ... it was repaired and very reasonably priced :o)

So no new buying a machine now... But I would love to win a new one and pas on my newly repaired machine to my older daughters.

Thanks!!!!

Whitterbon said...

too amazing... i'm crossing my fingers! (and thanks for all the help tutorials, so helpful!)

chp said...

Wow! Thanks for giving away such a great prize! Your site motivates me every day to plug away on my quilt :)

The Army of Four said...

Wow! What an incredible opportunity! I'd love to win!
Luv,
Dave
Guide Dog for the Color Blind

Liz B. said...

This quilt along has been great fun and I enjoy listening to you go on forever! Thanks so much for sharing your joy of sewing with us.

StuckinGeorgia said...

I would love to be the new owner. I am intrigued by the thread cutter. Every other machine I have ever used I had to hold the thread ends before I start sewing. I can't imagine the feature on this machine where I wouldn't have to hold the threads.

Bella-Bee*Boutique said...

Wow, OH WOW! A chance to win a beautiful luxurious beast such as this...and to win...duuuuuuuuuude that would be totally RAD! Oh what a blessing that would be....please oh please...pick me!!!
Hugs and many blessings
Jen

Yvette said...

My cousin has one of these babies and I have been trying to think of a way to sneak it out of her house without noticing.

ME ME ME!!! I would love to have one of my very own.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

oh how I yearn for that machine....I don't know if I am worthy....I don't think I am (that said is this open to those of us that watched from the sidelines to scared to try?). I am new to the world of sewing and loving it - I would love to tackle a quilt - I have actually started one (put on hold for the time being)....your quilt along has convinced me that even I could do this (maybe)....I know this fantastic machine would make it so much better for me!!

Brandon or Michelle said...

this giveaway is incredible. thanks for the chance, and BEAUTIFUL quilt!
(rossmer[at]gmail[dot]com) (and as always, killer music, thanks!)

marciekoch said...

how fun would it be to win this?! please pick me!

Amy said...

I can't even imagine how many entries you are going to get on this truly amazing, spectacular, fabulous giveaway. I only hope, having never won a giveaway on the web before (not even a bag of scraps), that THIS one it the one I win.
By the way, love your blog, love your tutorials (they're SO helpful), and I just love your two new puppies...lucky you.

Sara Richins said...

What an amazing giveaway! I'm really new to sewing and quilting and have a cheap wal-mart brother sewing machine that doesn't do anything. I want to do more than what my mama does. So this machine would be prefect! I pray to the all might random drawing Gods, that my name is picked! Thanks for this amazing prize!!

Bee said...

Thanks so much for the quilt-along!
That Janome is such an inspiration :-) and you put so much time into the photos and tutorials, really, really wonderful of you.

Off to baste my quilt...

Thanks Dana!

Bee
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/soule-reeves/sets/72157620596501261/)

ircabbit said...

Oh man, look at all the shiny buttons and that nice long arm. I so neeeeed it.

Thank you so much for the quilt along! I picked up a TON of great information. :)

Rooshie said...

:) Pick Me!

Nichole said...

oh boy do i hope to win this machine! my machine is quite lousy so an upgrade would be quite exciting! :)

Jona said...

Each day in the morning, the first thing I would do was go to your blog and look if you had already posted the next step (or more pictures). I would have loved to participate but studies are hard and time consuming and it wouldn't help me to have a quilt but lost a whole year :)
I just want to say thank you for this quilt-along. It was so much fun to watch and to imagine taking part in it myself (maybe later...) and of course, I would love to win the Janome (summer vacations are coming up with some spare time...). I won't though, I have no luck with winning ;)
But I do hope that whoever gets it, really appreciates and uses it.
Thank you again, Dana, for all your efforts and this great give-away.
Johanna

seemommysew said...

Thanks so much for the quiltalong! I wish I could say I actually made the quilt! Hopefully I can back into sewing this fall. :)

Tara said...

What an awesome time! I look forward to seeing everyone's quilts! Thanks so so much for the opportunity to win this! I can't wait to see how many sign up in the end!

audrey said...

You would hear screams around the world if I won this!! My machine is so pitiful it groans when I throw more than 2 layers of regular cotton at it :( I've yet to win anything on blog giveaways but it's sure not for a lack of trying LOL! Awesome machine I'd be tickled to win (and put go good use!)

audreyj84 at gmail dot com

Mushyhed said...

I loved doing this quilt along. I was able to use my stash for the quilt and ended up with two pretty quilts. Thank you. Winning the sewing machine would be icing on the cake. Speaking of cake...

Heidi said...

What an amazing machine!

I want to make quilts with ease -- not with the turmoil I sometimes experience.

I am crossing my fingers!

Mearaid said...

Oh how I would love to win!!!

Evelyn said...

I like my current machine (which was a hand-me-down from a good friend, so it even has sentimental value to me), but I'd love to try a "grown up" quilting machine! And boy, would I ever use it!!

Treasuresofjoy said...

This quilt a long has really stretched my skills and proven that it can be done.

I liked it sew much I joined a local quilt quild and am planning to take some classes!

I would REALLY need that machine, because mine is too small to properly handle the quilt. Plus I have a few years of experience now and need an upgrade.

Met some great people along the way too!!

Sherri said...

It's been fun! And I really, really would love to win this Janome! Janome's are the best...I've had mine for 12 years...but I'm willing to give it to my daughter if I win a new one!!!

imagrandma2five said...

I would love to win the Janome machine! I have been looking at replacing my Viking for a while now.
Thanks so much for the quilt along. I did get my fabric bought but have been so busy around the "homestead" that sewing has taken a back seat lately.

Susan said...

I'm going to miss this quilt along when it's all said and done. Thanks again, Dana, for the learning experience, new friends, a quilt and something to look forward to every day!

GTM said...

Once again thank you for the generous giveaway and most of all teaching me how to quilt! =)

creativelady said...

How I could use a good machine to quilt my quilts on!!! I have about 10 tops that need to be quilted but my machine just doesn't cut it. This would be a dream come true for me!! Please, and thank you for asking.

Christy said...

I would love to get my hands on that machine. It's like sewing and technology (two of my favorite things) all in one!

Diane said...

How great this would be! I am medium-new to quilting and at a standstill because I need a new machine. This would SO be a wonderful thing! Thank you for the chance to win!!!!

Arnden said...

I would love to win this machine. It might make it possible for me to actually start finishing my quilts in a timely manner. I might need classes to figure out all the technology, but it would be a welcome upgrade from the Walmart machine I bought in college. I am behind on my quilt-along, but at least I finished the top. Thanks for all the fun and tutorials.

Stephanie said...

All my fingers and toes are crossed! That quilt is beautiful as well.

Gene Black said...

Wowie Zowie. You are right I have been waiting for this one! YES!!! Amen on the Thread Cutter.

All the features sound so wonderful. What a joy. I want one. Someone will be very VERY lucky. I kinda hope (selfishly) that it is me. But whoever wins, I hope they enjoy this machine and use it to make lovely quilts and other good things.

This is a delight to just think that MAYBE I could win a Janome 6600.. And you didn't mention all those 163 stitches, or the Acufeed, or the 9 by 5 bed space, ir the jam proof magnetic rotary hook, memory, and and ...and ....whew... fan me, I am running hot!
If I could afford one, I would buy it today!

Rhonda said...

This has been so much fun. Having a "timeline" has kept me on task and I can't believe I got a quilt this size done so quickly. I have made a few friends and learned a lot along the way. Its been nice having something to look forward to each week and having people who will listen everyday.

I am trying to start a home based business and this machine would make it a whole lot easier. I have hit the limit with my current machine and have big plans for the next one!

Thanks for everything Dana.

Marsel said...

Up until now, I have never used a Janome...but I would be very, very happy to try!!!

Ammie said...

Thank you, Dana, for the fantastic giveaway. I've loved reading all of your posts about your quilt along these several weeks. It was educational, and worthwhile, and fun. BTW, my husband and son and I are loving your music selection, esp. "Ordinary Day."

Christie said...

Eyes shut & fingers crossed. This would be soooo awesome. Wishing for better luck then I usually have:)

Mrs. Merriman said...

I have just started quilting myself, with my Grandma's OLD machine, and I am addicted! This machine sounds AMAZING!

Love the site :) Fingers crossed!!

Claudia said...

Thank you for the quilt along! It has given me something wonderful to do as I work far away from my home and family. I am even hand quilting again!

This particular Janome machine has been a dream of mine for a few years now. Every time I am at the quilting store I stop, stare at it, and touch it - then dream of having it for my very own! Needless to say, I LOVE IT.

Thanks so much, Dana!

Rebecca said...

I only just started looking at your blog today, and I love it! Now, a chance to win THIS beauty???? Thanks so much for the chance! I can't imagine owning such a machine! I only just got my first sewing machine - second hand from someone after begging for on on freecycle. (Okay, not begging - asking nicely and very politely, but in my heart, you know I was begging!!) If you have another stitch along, I SOOO hope to join in! : )

Me? A Mom? said...

This is hands down the most amazing giveaway EVER. ::fanning myself:: I'm feeling lightheaded I'm so giddy over the IDEA of winning!

Anonymous said...

Hope I win!!
Melissa

Deanna said...

I would love to win!
Pick me!
I've enjoyed the quilt along... I'm still working on it. It has been a great learning experience.
Thanks!

shortnsweet4u81 said...

Such an incredible machine... I'd love to make a few quilts with it!

Frieda said...

I so hope I win this machine. It would help me quilt faster(if life would quit getting in the way). This has been so much fun. I think I am going to let Russ and Rhonda quilt for me. Thank you for having this quilt along

JenB said...

Thanks so much for the great sew-along! You've inspired me to get back to the sewing room, I've even bought the fabric for this quilt in the "spring" line (that is in line behind another top to finish first).

It would be awesome to win this new machine, I appreciate all your hard work putting together the tutorials. Thanks again!
Jen

JenB

Karen said...

I have really enjoyed this quilt along and although I haven't sewn my top together yet, it has inspired me to do a quilt start to finish rather than creating another UFO.

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win.
ana

Goddess in Progress said...

Here goes nothin'... Count me in, for sure!

It's been so fun playing along. I'm a touch "behind" due to some stippling/thread issues, but coming right along.

Anyways, I would obviously LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this machine, but even with my extra Flickr entries, I know it's a long shot!

Cassie said...

Oh, the things I could make with this machine. Here's hoping.

Blu Moon said...

Seeing how I just took my Brother in today for yet ANOTHER repair, this would be soooo awesome to win!!!!!!!!!

deetles said...

You'd have to be nuts not to want that sewing machine! It sounds amazing! The quilts you've made are beautiful as well...keep on inspiring folks, it's appreciated!

Julie and Justin said...

Awesome giveaway from an awesome blog! Keeping my fingers crossed for this one :)

Shannon S. said...

I would love to have this machine!!! The sew along has been so much fun!

Thank you for everything!
Shannon

Katherine said...

Oh I would love to win such a great machine! Thanks for the opportunity!

Gretchen said...

Well, these odds are still better than the lottery, so I'll throw my hat in the ring. Thanks!
gretchen891(at)yahoo(dot)com

trish said...

I have to say that I love my vintage sewing machine, but THIS machine would make everything so much easier. I've even heard this machine will fold my laundry. Is that true?

;)

Taiya said...

My birthday is July 7th... it sure would be a nice birthday gift! :)

Jane said...

Thank you for the Quilt Along, Dana!
I used the same Flights of Fancy Fabric as you and just love my quilt
BUT
I really NEED, WANT, HOPE, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE, this AWESOME machine!

Trisha said...

This is so exciting, I can barely breathe!!! Thanks Dana for the quilt along. It has been so fun! And even if I don't win the machine (oh my gosh I hope I do) I have this beautiful quilt to enjoy.

wishes, true and kind said...

You absolutely do seem to make quilts with ease (and beautifully, too). If there's even the slightest chance that your wonderful Janome has anything to do with it, then count me in!

Quilter Kathy said...

I don't even know what I would do if I was lucky enough to win something like this! Really! I saw one recently at a class taught by Hilary Rice and she swears by this machine, so it must be amazing!

Laura said...

If I could only hope to own a machine that nice someday! Oh the things I could refashion, the quilts I could churn out! Please Lord, let it be me. :)
But I'll be thrilled for whoever receives such a wonderful blessing. Thanks Dana for all the fun.

Stephanie Van Dyke said...

OH!!!!! I would so pee my pants if I won this!!!!! LOL I'm dying over here!!!!! Love the music on your blog btw :)
Thanks!
Stephanie
steph2276@aol.com

A said...

I was so bummed when I got sick and fell so behind in the quilt along. Crossing my fingers! Thanks for the opportunity!

Tacie said...

Now would be a great time to get REALLY lucky! Thanks for making it great Dana!

why not sew? said...

i have truly enjoyed the quilt along and the people i "met" doing it! this was my first and i can only hope any future one's will be as much fun! thanks for taking so much time to give instructions and post pics. this machine looks great. i can only imagine the things i could do with it. thanks for the chance to win!

swedish fishie said...

I. NEED. THIS. Lol :) keeping my fingers crossed!

Jaclyn said...

This really is such an exciting giveaway! I will just keep holding my breath until next week when we can see who really is the lucky ONE! Actually, I think that we have all been lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from you! Thanks for putting so much time into this. For a newbie like me, these posts are invaluable! I will come back time and again. You have a new loyal reader. HAPPY GIVING!

Erika said...

I have loved the quiltalong and think you are great! This is an awesome giveaway!!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Fingers & toes crossed, even eyes. You have sold the idea of a Janome for quilting. Now my hopes are really up.
Thank you for the fun quilt-along. I have totally enjoyed watching the process.
Your quilts are beautiful, your blog is really fun and your tutorials are very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing your talent and this generous gift of the Janome.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
more crossed fingers
pickmepickmepickmepickme!

littlecumulus said...

Oh, dare I hope? I guess someone has to win it, right? :)

erica mueller said...

Wow! That is some machine!!! I have a very basic Brother sewing machine. I've only had it a few years, but I feel like I work it too hard. haha

I'd love to win something a little sturdier and with more functions!

ericaemueller [at] gmail [dot] com

Judy said...

What a sewing machine! Giveme giveme giveme...hee hee

Jan aka StampQn said...

I have loved the quilt-along and have started on quilt #2. I never win anything...so if I win, as soon as you post call 911, I'll need to be revived!

Robin said...

wow! how exciting!!!! My backing fabric just came in the mail and I can't wait to get it all together! I am crossing all my fingers and toes and making my family do the same! I would most definitely pass out from joy if I won this baby!!

Thanks for the awesome quilt along! I do love the Flights of Fancy fabric...so much that even my backing is from the line- what else but the aqua eiffell tower fabric!

cliffandrobinand2monsters
at
yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I have thouroughly enjoyed making my first quilt and I hope my neice enjoys it just as much when I give it to her! Thanks for the easy steps. Mine isn't perfect but it's good for a first try!

DTalley

Laura said...

I have so enjoyed this quilt along and have learned so much. I am still at the point where my quilt needs to be quilted, a new machine would make that go so much easier! :-)
Laura (donovans4@usfamily.net)

Fonville Farm said...

Oh wow! I can just imagine the beautiful things that I could make with that fabulous machine! It would be so wonderful if I won:)

HRH Gigi said...

I just want to say thank you - and PICK ME!- but really, thank you. I have so enjoyed your pithy comments, and wonderful instructions. I have been a bit slow to be inspired on fabric, but I have finally gotten what I need. Now I just need to find, scratch that, MAKE the time to work on the quilt. Love the design.

Thanks again.

Liz said...

I'm pretty sure I'd have a heart attack if I won. Thanks for the giveaway and the tutorials, and I won't hold you liable for any adverse physiological reactions winning may cause!
oh, and p.s.- I've seen many binding tutorials and as a beginner, you's answered some previously unawnsered questions I had. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What fun! thanks!

~denise cole
JeffAndDeniseCole @ EarthLink.Net

Andrea said...

Me me me me...PICK ME!!! Please! I just can't imagine the joy this machine will bring someone. Thank you so much for always having such great giveaways and amazing inspiration.

Lindsey said...

I've heard so many great things about this machine...I'd like to put it to the test!

MeganAnne said...

Wow, I've been following along (but not participating because I didn't quite have the time). I'm saving all these posts so I can go back and make this quilt some time. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your clear and simple directions and easy to follow pictures.

Can I still be entered for a chance to win this sewing machine? I just know with this in hand I would totally force myself to find more time to sew. :)

bedelia said...

holy smokes, I need this. don't we all!

Karen said...

Oh, it's a beautiful machine! Crossing my fingers and toes!

andrea said...

This quilt-along has moved so fast! If I won the machine then for my mom's birthday (the day of the drawing) I could tell her that I won an awesome sewing machine. Wow! Wouldn't that be a great present? I guess I should go finish my quilt now.

Andrea P. in Nevada

Laine said...

First of all I want to say a big Thank you to Dana for this great quilt along. It was so much fun. Now I would really really like to win that great sewing machine so I could make even better quilts. I have gone to quilt stores checking this machine out and come out of the stores saying "I want to win one of those". Thanks again Dana - this has been a great time.

lsandes@comcast.net

Sarah said...

I would love the chance to win a sewing machine like that. How cool would that be!!

Betsy said...

Ooooohhhh think of all the wonderfulness I could create. This is seriously an amazing giveaway.

Brenis said...

Yay Dana!!! I bet you are soooo excited to give this away!! LOL I think I'd be wetting my pants, waiting the whole week!! :D
I am so thrilled to have participated in this! My first ever QAL!! And my first quilts done the right way - thanks to you! I did the big strip quilt, and a practice quilt and even a smaller swap quilt!! Wow... i think you've created a monster!! LOL Mac Daddy would be given a verrrryyy welcoming home if i were to win! (and just so ya know, i think i would have to call it mac daddy from that point forward! lol)
And since i'm not sure how you're keeping track of all this.. i am on flikr under heydiddlewoolies.
Will you be doing another QAL any time soon?? (please say yes!) even without all the cool giveaways, us wannabe quilters will be bowing at your feet!! Thanks for such a great learning experience! xo Bren

MelissaS said...

Puhleeeese pick me! Pretty, pretty please! I've been a good girl, I deserve for RNG(Random Number Generator) to pick me. Pretty, pretty please!

haighfamily1 said...

Dana, I have had A LOT of fun doing this!! Wasn't sure if I could keep up because so many other things are pulling for my attentiion, but I DID! Thank you for hosting this! I love the little group on Flicker and have had fun there as well.

I look forward to having the machine sent to me (hint hint, Mr. Random Number Generator!). My Brother (machine, not real one!) is on its last failing leg!

Thanks again Dana, you ROCK!

Winona said...

I love Janome machines. I have a very basic model and would love, love, love to have this one. Thanks for this great quilt along. Winona

bebe bobbin said...

i would love to win a JANOME!!!!

thanks so much for the chance to win...

sandra

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Meg said...

Man, that machine would make quilt-alonging so much fun! Count me in! (and pick me while you're at it!)

Most importantly though, thank you for your generosity with both the quilt knowledge and the fabulous loot.

:) meg

malissa32 said...

wow! what a prize! my machine is my mom's from 40 years ago. i might need a new one!

Mark and Kattie said...

Count me in, this has been a great quilt-along!

Terriaw said...

Wow, I would really love to win that fantabulous sewing machine! I had a lot of fun making my quilt along with you and everyone else out there. Thanks for keeping us on track!

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for doing this quilt along. I have had so much fun making my first ever quilt! I am halfway through quilting it and I plan to have it finished and the binding done by Sunday night! I do hope that you will do another quilt along.

I used Paula Prass fabrics and I have been posting my progress throughout the quilt along on the flikr page.

Thanks and PLEASE pick me!!!

Julie said...

Oh.my.goodness. I LOVE it. I love YOU! I hope you pick me!!! :)

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Wow! Would love it if you pick me! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

alecia said...

it is so amazing...if i could be so lucky...

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