Sunday, May 23, 2010

"I Wish I Was at Quilt Market" Giveaway

Quilt Market is a quilt industry trade show that happens twice a year.  It is at Market where all the new fabric lines are introduced and first made available for order and sale.

I wish I was at Quilt Market.  Cause it was from Friday through today.  And it would've been really cool to see the sights.




How about an "I Wish I Was at Quilt Market" giveaway?  How about two different prize packs for two separate winners who are wishing they were at Quilt Market too?

Prize #1:   My friend Kari of Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Co. (who is at Market by the way.  that little stinker.) has just written a pattern book called TidBits from Triangles.    Kari is generously giving away a copy of her book as well as a layer cake of the above pictured fabric called Adoring by Sandy Gervais.





Prize #2:  How about this uber-cute block of the month quilt pattern called Jolly Stockings?  Also from Kari.  That little stinker.  Plus, four fat quarters from the Berry Me fabric line.

Good stuff.

Thanks for offering it up Kari.  Even though I kinda sorta hate you for being at Quilt Market.  But kinda sorta not since you did offer to pick me up something special at the sample spree.  I actually kinda sorta love you for that.

Here's the 411 . . . leave a comment here and travel over to Kari's blog and leave a comment there too.  You have until Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6pm US EDST.  International entries are welcome.  The two winners will be chosen by random draw.   But if you've been around here long enough you know I usually pick some more winners based on comments that make me laugh.  Just sayin'.

Good luck!

-dana

131 comments:

Nancy said...

This little piggy didn't go to market...
This little piggy stayed home...
That little piggy ate some roast beef...
and this little piggy had none...
And
THIS BIG piggy went WAH WAH WAH...while she stayed home...

Meg said...

Aw, Dana, you're in just as good company with the rest of us non-Marketers. :) Awesome giveaway!

Bailey said...

I'm an unlucky ducky, that wasn't allowed to play with the big girls in MN! But I have brownies cooking in the oven and they don't!

Megan said...

thanks for the giveaway, Dana! At least we were able to get some rest this weekend, right?

ABamaMom said...

Quilt market? The only market I ever get to go to is the super-market! And really...what's so super about that?

Jenny said...

raise my glass high that maybe one day I will be able to experience market too! i seriously would be so star struck!! thanks for the giveaways..never too early to think about Christmas projects!

Freda said...

I didn't make it to quilt market either. But I did get to enjoy a snow free backyard for the first time in 9 months. :)

Beth said...

I'd love to be a Whiney McWhinerson today and cry about not being at quilt market. Not that I own a store. Or even quilt a lot either. Shoot, I don't even have a store I sell my wares in! Doesn't sound like I need quilt market does it. But thanks to this wonderful little flicker world called ORBQ, I have been bitten by the "good" fabric bug! Oh, who am I kidding. I would have liked to have a weekend away from my seven children! Just a few days to grow fonder...

Nanna said...

Wish I could have gone to quilt market. Thanks for the chance to win!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I wish I was at market, too, but this giveaway is very nice, too!

Sherri said...

I've been feeling sorry for not being at quilt market too...and I'd love to win Kari's Christmas stocking BOM pattern...I think it's the cutest pattern ever!

Rachel said...

I am jealous of all those who went to quilt market... but at the same time, I think it would be overwhelming. I wouldn't even know where to start. I guess I'll just enjoy looking at other people's pictures. sigh.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I didn't get to go to Market either...NOOOOO I got to sweat my tail end off in the backyard cutting back trees and pulling weeds...How is that fair??? Instead of having my hands full of fabric samples I have hands full of blisters!

Kimberly said...

Don't I always make you laugh... come on... you know I do...

Heck, sometimes I even make myself laugh!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I wish I was at quilt market with you. We'd have a ball there whoopin' it up!!! The ORB gang should show up full force and show them people what's what in the quilting world! Then you'd see ME slinking away in shame ....

Jennifer said...

Oh, I am jealous too, and I don't even sell anything that would qualify me to attend a market! I do look forward to all the market posts on blogs though! It is good surfing for the next few weeks!

alice said...

I think we should have our own little pity party. It is very sweet of you to bring the gifts!

Jessica said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. It is nice to see and hear what others saw at the market, even if we didn't get to go.

Robin said...

that pattern makes me swoon!!! Love it!

Suzanne said...

I have just started making quilts, very basic atm but cant help myself looking through blogs that inspire quilting.
Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Brenda said...

I didn't get to go either...and I am sew...sew...sad! Although it is probably a good thing because I haven't figured out how to leave for home with enough $$ left for the plane (?bus?) ride home....woe is me!

Gale Yawn said...

Well I'm just saying those folks who went to market had better bring back a ton of the good stuff for us to buy and they'd better have it on their websites really soon. You know what I'm sayin? Just lookin at all the pictures they've posted have given me anxiety attacks! I want it all. But I'd settle for a nice freebie from you right now.

Anonymous said...

It sure be fun to go to market. Have enjoyed seeing market pictures. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Nancy E

Annie of Blue Gables said...

What darling patterns, Dana. I am so sorry you are not at Market. You are the second person I've read about not being able to make it to market. I wish you were there too. But thank you for the sweet "I wish I were at Market" giveaway. You are so sweet.
xoxo
~
I know my comments don't make anyone laugh, I am too serious. heh heh

Peaceful Piecer said...

Market looked like alot of fun in blogland. If you have to be in retail to be there I will pass and just enjoy from afar. I will never ever ever do retail again

Renea said...

Wish I could have gone to market. It looks like it was so much fun I love looking at all the pictures from different blogs.

Lee said...

Oh Dana I am right there with you! One day I wish I could go to any market involving quilting and fabrics. Right now I am on a "fabric diet"! My husband caught on to my recent buying sprees!!! winning a giveaway wouldn't be cheating, would it?

DeeRoo said...

Einy, meiny, miney, mo.....me boss went to market so through her I did go....NOT!:p

But I am so looking forward to seeing what she ordered!!;)

Thanks for the giveaway...it's always fun to have something to wish for!;)

Sherrill said...

Yep, I'd love to be at market and see all of the brand new shiny fabs and patterns (but I wasn't invited!) LOL Thanks for the great giveaways!

Lori said...

So I really need to win so I can make a cool car blanket for my "swagger wagon" :)

In Awe of Applique said...

Is going to market all it's cracked up to be??? Really?? Really?? Oh sure, the ladies are all smiling in the pictures b/c they are standing next to quilting celebs and all, but you know that's all staged don't you?? Yep, those are really cardboard cutouts posted in the booths to make it look like the real thing!!! Yeah, you're right...it would be ubercool to go to market and soak in all of the inspirationg & excitement...I just thought I would try the sour grapes approach, better luck next time, huh??? But the question remains...did you at least chuckle??

Gene Black said...

(to the tune of "(going to the)Chapel of Love"

Going to the market and we're
Gonna get goodies,
Going to the market and we're
Gonna meet celebs.
Going to the market and we're
Gonna get goodies
Going to market of QUILTS!

yea yea yea, we're going to the market of Quilts


(in our dreams)

Deb said...

To market, to market, to buy a fat Quarter,
Home again, home again, dancing a jig;
To market, to market, to buy a jelly roll;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog;
To market, to market, to buy a honey bun,
Home again, home again, market is done


Don't we wish we were there??

The Lawlor's said...

Oh my oh my
I can't buy
Those things because
I am not at market.

There are not too many people in the world with a name spelled like Kari's and mine is...so I feel a bond already and think that I should win because of that. nuff said

Sara said...

I have to be honest I had never heard of quilt market until my guild meeting last week. I must be living under a rock.

Jen said...

that tidbits from triangles looks so neat! And I really wish I could even go to Market!!

Bev C said...

What lovely prizes for us poor souls who can't make it to Quilt Market. One day I may have the chance to get on a plane and fly to the US until then I will have to make do with wining this lovely givaway. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Jill said...

When you wish upon your favorite quilt your dreams will come true! Hope this is true for me! Jill

soggybottomflats said...

I have got to stop reading your blog. NOW!!! The last time I got involved in your quilt a long (omg, did I wear that pattern out!!), I had to coerce my dh into a new Janome 6600. Only the Lord knows what I might blame you for next!! (Don't forget to put me in for the giveaway please.) Thanks, Elaine

tara said...

I cant even imagine what being there would have been like. Maybe someday I will have the chance to go.
Awesome giveaway. Thanks.

HRH Gigi said...

The one thing I really do want to see is the sample spree. Sounds like a shoe sale at Barneys, or the opening of a Nordstrom Rack, or discount day in Filene's basement. All of which satisfy the huntress in me, cuz' you know, it was on sale. See how much money I saved!

Thanks for the giveaway!

littlebluecottage said...

Since I love these goodies and since I really HATE that I didn't go to market, I'd love to enter!!

Ashley said...

I would love to win.

Kari said...

That sample spree must be pretty funny to watch for someone not into quilting. For me, I'm just sad I'm not there too!

sarah, rsm said...

I hope I win. Just sayin'. :)

Melissa said...

I have NO self control when I shop. None. Whatsoever. Me, at quilt market... that would be a bad, bad thing. But, I do love following along on everybody's blog posts, and imagining that I'm there. And that I'm a millionaire. Or maybe a billionaire. Because of the no self control thing. (Really.. none at all...)

Amy said...

Oh man it would be so fun to be at Market!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Oh, one day ~ when the kiddies are grown and the house doesn't need to be constantly cleaned ~ I hope to join you there!

Leah said...

I'm totally living vicariously through awesome bloggers like you who are at Market & posting for the rest of us! THANK YOU! It's so much fun to see what's going on & the new fantastic things coming out! Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I would LOVE to win! :)

corinnea said...

I got to go once..... You would think that fact would make me feel ok right now but it doesn't. See, I know what we're missing and it's great. Really really great. So great I can't even hardly stand to enter your lovely contest and maybe win something that will just remind me of NOT having gone to quilt market this spring. Then again the prizes are pretty great so.... please?

Christy said...

The owner of my favorite local quilt shop is at Quilt Market and she's been posting photos on her blog. I can't be there, but I can live vicariously through her! :)

Angela - patch said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Charlene said...

I'd feel oh so much better about missing the quilt market, if I won these pretty things! :)

(OK, I'll be honest...I didn't even know there was quilt market going on right now - I might, just might have picked the finale of Lost over quilt market, if I had been give the choice!)

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Martina said...

You are so cute! Sharing a bit of the fun even you are also not there! Thanks so much! This is really a special treat!

Rafael's Mum said...

Oh Dana, ever since I realized there was a market (and then again in the Fall!!!) I have been wishing I could be there... Isn't it the ultimate dream to go to sample spree?? I'd go completely bonkers banana crazy in there!! We'll just have to experience it through those who are!

carmel said...

i also wish i was at market
and even more then that- i wish with all my heart i was in the stats, where i belong!
i hope one day for all of us {my family}to move to the stats- i miss it!
thanks for the great giveaway!

Stacey said...

i wish i could have went, stinker!! thanks

stacey

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Sigh, I know, I didn't get to go either. Someday I will. And it will probably be to the one in Houston because that will be the closest.

Lindsey said...

I was working...did not even get a chance to go to the supermarket, much less quilt market!

Jacque said...

hmm, can't think of a single funny thing to amuse you.. but hope I am the lucky winner anyway.

jleibfried@aol.com

burlap+blue said...

wish I had been there too...but winning a giveaway might make up for it a bit:) thanks for the chance!!

Petit Debutant said...

I think we all wish we were at market. Lucky you though you have a friend there!

AmyT said...

Someday, I would love to go to market, or even a decent quilt store!! I do all my quilt shopping online and I long to see and feel fabric. Thanks to all the great bloggers who share their great ideas and finds. Thanks!!

Quiltingdaisy said...

Heres a little Haiku for you

Wishing I Was There
Minneapolis Market
Fabric for quilts shrieks of Joy

JenniferSylvie said...

Sure wish I was at market, actually any market would be nice, especially one where there are any other adults...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Here's the deal Dana - if you check Kari's blog comments, you will see that I am the ONLY ONE who left a comment BEFORE you asked!!! That has to mean that special privileges (um fabric, pattern, book) come with it, right?????

Always Sewing said...

I know how much I love going to Paducha to the AQS Quilt show. The vendors are so wonderful and it is so much fun to meet the quilt celbs and beautiful fabrics. It can be overwhelming. Quilt market would be better than that!?! Oh MY! Just looking at all the pics on different blogs makes me swoon.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

sallgood said...

To market to market to buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again, Jiggity Jig.
To market, to market to buy a fat quarter.
Home again, Home again, my stash is now larger!!
To blog post, to blog post, hoping to win
Home again, home again,
Wearing a grin!!

(Thanks Dana, for bringing out my inner poet...On second thought, maybe that's not really such a good thing! But hope I win anyway!)

silversmith said...

i'd love to go to quilt market too... market comes to my home, but i don't get to go to that either. but i do get a 25 minute drive to the GRB for the show, so i can't complain about that. :)

great giveaway !!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I'm not sure I could behave at market. Too many fun people to meet and too many gorgeous things to buy!

Mama Spark said...

Well, as my mom used to say, "If wishes were horses beggars would ride". Now I wish I had that horse and I would ride over to the quilt market! Did you ever hear the second part of that saying?

I would love to win a prize, almost as good as being there, right? RIGHT???

kynomi said...

I am sure the quilt market is fabulous, but I will enjoy finding out about it second hand. However, the giveaways look awesome!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I would love to go to quilt market. I bet Kari is getting some great finds there!
thanks for the giveaway!
loko6 at peak dot org
www.lisawith4.wordpress.com

Jessica Christensen said...

Instead of going to market -- I was puking my guts out this weekend. So some prizes would prob make me feel a little better. I'm just sayin'.

jessierey at msn dot com

Trisha said...

I wish I were at Market too! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

gill said...

Next time you go perhaps I could carry your bags for you!!

Gill

susan said...

well...maybe next year. i think it would be awesome to go to market. bet a bit of sensory overload tho. cute patterns and fabric. it is going to get to 90- and the humity is climbing. i hate humditiy...one big reason i left kauai...

cabesh said...

Quilt Market? Sounds fabulous....but then so does anywhere away from my two pre-school boys who are currently running circles around me in order to evade their father and his nerf gun.

Lisa said...

Misery loves company...Hey, we're all bummed not to have been at Quilt Market. Thankfully some lovely peeps who *were* there posted pictures on their blogs, so I've been living vicariously through them all weekend!

Katie B. said...

I've been boycotting quilting this week because of my market jealousy. Last night, instead of sewing, I spent some time playing Wii. Take that, quilt market!

Beth said...

Thanks for the awesome give-away! I need more fabric. No, I really do! Seriously. And a pattern. No lie!

allsewnup said...

"I Wish I Was at Quilt Market"
Sheeeesh, I can't think of a good reason why!!
Oh!
Now wait just a darn minute.
Does having the neighbor's tree go through their front door (see post) and my hubby who's only home for 30 hours fix that, count?
OR
How about the twin to the tree that did the damage threatening to crash into our house and said hubby telling kids to stay on other side of house, which totally freaked out my one son thinking we were goners and having to calm him down while fretting about said now "cracking" tree, count?
OR
How about that as the evening wore on the water coming out of the tap was diminishing to a little piddle stream and then zilch and there was still hubby's work clothes to wash because he was leaving at the crack of dawn, count?
OR
How about waking up in the morning and still NO water, count?
Calgon take me away!!
Oh crap, that's right.
There's still NO STINKIN' WATER!!!
And that's why

"I Wish I Was at Quilt Market"
Thank You for letting me whine & rant.

hugs
Carolyn

Patty said...

I'd love to go to quilt market, but since I can't I've been looking at everyone's pictures and drooling over the wonderful fabrics.

Patty said...

The stockings are just stinking cute. Would love to win the pattern.

Andee said...

To market, to market
to buy a fat quarter (or two)
Home again, home again
Jiggity Jubilation!

Suzie said...

OMG What a cute pattern. and the book. I think I need to own both of these. IT's not a want.....it's a definate NEED!

Anonymous said...

What a SWEET GIVEAWAY,Dana!
Love you Blog! Love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

scottylover said...

I wish I may,
I wish I might,
Win a prize
from your lovely site.

Layer cake or stocking pattern,
to me it really doesn't matter!
Either one would be a delight
As would anything from Kari's site.


I do believe the heat has gotten to me.... :)

Sandy A in HOT HUMID St, Louis

janita said...

Betcha-by-golly who ever wins will be feeling mighty fine and jolly! This is a great giveaway!! Thank you for your sweet generous spirit to make someone else have a special day! Who doesn't love the touch of new fabric and a new pattern to put in your dream account. Bless you my dear for getting beyond your boo-hoo moment.
Would a hug help(0ooooh) Know you are not alone :0) I don't have a store..... but If I could have one wish I would like to experience market just once after I win the lotto so I could buy whatever I wanted!

It is always a special treat to win something! Thank you for the chance.
Janita abbas@mahaska.org

qltmom9 said...

Hmmm...I have a daughter, "Karilee Diane", doesn't my choosing a name that lovely (and similar to Kari and Dana) mean I should WIN?

I'm GLAD you are having fun at market (and even glad you are having fun rubbing it in). It sounds EXCITING!!!
:-D

Lucy~

janita said...

need to change my e-mail address
just in case i am the winner...(fingers crossed) from the above post.... it should read....
abbas@mahaska.org

Margaret said...

A new baby means no time to quilt, but I can still dream, can't I? And look through a book and imagine...and fondling fabric can be done even when you're sleep deprived. ;)

Patty said...

pick me .. pick me...

Ruthie said...

No Quilt Market for me either, but these are great giveaways and I would love to win either one.

Jen said...

You have got to be the giveaway princess! I think it's pretty cool that you give so much stuff away that you could just keep for yourself. And for that...I say thankyou:)

Sara said...

Going to quilt market somewhere would be a dream come true for me since I started quilting 1 yr ago and fell in love. I just LOVE all you crafty quilters out there--too sweet and so graciously giving away fabric every now and then. Thank you for making it like going to an actual quilt market;)

shauna said...

I'm sorry you're not at market, but happy you're having such a great giveaway. Thanks a bunch!!

Ducky said...

Wow! Both are awesome...thanks for letting me play, even if I don't have something funny to say. :)

holly k said...

cute stockings!! and cute fabric...btw, they both have my name on them..."holly"!! :) tis the season to be jolly!!! :)

AnnieO said...

Oh, Dana, the pressure! I can never be clever on command--I choke on the punchline, every time...those darn knock knock jokes are so hard to remember!

(It's late, and obviously lame, but please put me in your giveaway anyway, k?)

Marsel said...

Great prizes...thanks for the chance!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow I'd like to go to market with you :-) Great prizes. Thanks for sharing.

CMEH said...

this is a great idea for a giveaway... thank you for your generosity! FUN!!!

Trish said...

Dana

Bethany said...

I wish I was at quilt market. WOW!! that would be totally awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway, that is really sweet!!

jlk said...

Going to market seems a bit of a stretch for me. I would totally settle for being able to go to the bathroom by myself.

Michelle said...

I would LOVE to go to quilt market - well, maybe my pocketbook wouldn't like it, but the thrill of it, I can only imagine.

Trudi said...

Well at least with not being there you get to sew some more! I asked Kari to bring you something 'special' home from Market! Hope you like it!

Kelly O. said...

oooh! fabric love!
okay--no funny stuff today...
this baby's sitting on my bladder,
my out of utero kids are cranky, and my dog needs to decide whether she's going to stay in or go out cause I'm not opening the dang door for her again!

what?
you're laughing?
me too, actually :)

Marielle said...

i am on the wrong site of this plannet, we do not even have a quiltmarket with a sample sale Boohoo for me.

Anita in Florida said...

Too sad..I've never been to a Quilt Market...probably never will, they are never around here! Great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Needled Mom said...

I have read of so many going to Quilt Market and it has sounded like so much fun. I, too, would love to have attended. SIGH!!!! The only market I got to was the grocery type, but at least I have food to serve instead of fabric!!!!!!!!

Marcia said...

While I missed going to Quilt Market, I get to savor the fruits of the garden and our hard work. Today we have just picked watermelon, cantalope, bell peppers, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, jalepeno peppers, cabbage, strawberries, and new potatoes -- mmmmm good. All I'm missing is some QM goodies for dessert. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kim said...

Some of us have to stay home to make room for the folks that get to go!
Ha.......maybe next year :0)
thanks for a chance to win Dana.....

Happy Sewing

Debi said...

My Make a Wish is to be able to go to a quilt market some day. Very cute pattern.

Deb said...

If I won your giveaway, I'd remember this 2010 Spring Market for a long time!

J and M Manire said...

I wish I was at Quilt Market and had loads of moolah to buy loads of fabric!

"Girl" said...

Quilt Market.....ahhhhh, I'm sure it would be paradise. I'm a quilting newbie and have fallen quite hard for my new found hobby. I have been an avid scrapbooker for years and now have crossed over the dark side. LOL Thanks for the great giveaway!

Leah said...

Thanks for the great giveaway -- Love the picture of Christmas tidings. If I got it now, do you think I could have it done early? Only if early is Dec 24th before 6pm! Love to try anyways....

amylouwho said...

oh how i wish I was there. The stars have not aligned for me to go yet. We should plan to go the same time so we can hang out in real life!

Mandalin said...

I've never actually really entertained the idea of going to market. Wrong country, dag nabbit!
BUT.....if I was ever in the states, you can be sure I would be in the right place at the right time!!
Now, keep that to yourself, cause 'im indoors hasn't a clue I can be that sneaky!!!

sandra said...

great giveaway, and I'm almost out of Xmas fabric too.

Wanda said...

You wanted to go to the Market? Are you sure?
Think about it. Your feet would hurt, the food is lousy and overpriced, you'd look at too much stuff and forget where you saw the things that you wanted to go back and get. There would be a perpetual lineup to use the ladies room and the parking lot would be full to overflowing, and a lineup to get in, another to get out . . . You didn't really want to go, did you? ;-)

catsknit@yahoo.ca

Paula said...

Add me to the list of "I wanna be a the Quilt Market". Oh to touch, to dream. to buy, to stuff in an already overloaded suitcase, to buy another suitcase, to buy another carryon....

Q said...

Going to quilt market is on my bucket list of things to do in this life. I hope I make it someday! Thanks for the chance to win.

qpu82@yahoo.com

andrea said...

I am envious of all the people who've been posting pictures from quilt market. I can't justify purchasing new items for my little overcrowded office/craft room, but if I win something, now that would be perfect to brighten a day of potty training.

Alyssa said...

I wish I could have gone to quilt market. What fun.

tammiemarie said...

I lived in Minneapolis for a summer, and it was such a wonderful place to visit! Quilt Market is something I hope to experience for myself, someday. Now, for a joke. How does the ocean say goodbye? it waves. wahwahwah...

karen said...

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I am actually trying to destash but could not resist entering this giveaway - what lovely prizes.

Hope you enjoy the cartoon - it made me smile and remember the time when I told my husband I was going out to the quilt fabric store with my then 6 year old son He jokingly said to our boy "Make sure you take food and water and a book. Hope to see you before your next birthday". Our son said "I don't mind its the only time mom doesn't tell me I've been playing too long on my DS"

benbel said...

Did I make it on time? Hope so!I don't know any jokes!