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Giveaway Day!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Welcome all Sew Mama Sew readers!  I"m so excited that you've dropped in on my little corner of the universe. let me tell you a few random facts about me:
  • I'm Norma
  • I have 2 kids with 1 more joining the family in August
  • I just turned the (supposedly) big 3-0, but people still think I'm like 17 years old
  • I've been married to my most awesomest husband for nine years now
  • I love fabric. I love quilting. I love designing quilts. Piecing is tolerable but the actual quilting is my LOVE!
  • I also run the Quilty Giveaways Blog
  • I've just had the worst week of my life (WWOML)
Thank goodness for a good ole giveaway to help me focus on something other than the  WWOML. Where shall we start? As if being 7 months pregnant in the south wasn't intolerable enough. I've been sick since last Saturday when I got home from a super fun trip to UT (sadly I didn't make it to Quilt Market.) So after being cooped up for a few days I was starting to feel slightly better on Wednesday. So I decided to be all super productive and start working on the baby's room. This required a trip to Target for some organizational stuff. Well I didn't even get a block from my house when a 15 year old kid with a learner's permit ran the stop sign at a 4-way stop and t-boned into my driver side door :(


Luckily my 5 year old daughter, the baby in my tummy, and I are all OK. Sadly my car is toast. I really should have stayed in bed all day Wednesday too! So I've spent the latter of last week going to doctors offices, talking to insurance companies on the phone, getting police reports, car shopping, and a few more days in bed :)

Sooo... in order to help me out of this funk I want to give away something that is going to make us both happy. Did you see on the list above that I love quilting? I mean LOVE it. Well one of my goals for this year (see bottom left sidebar) was to start quilting for others. I'm finally at a point in time where I can start doing that! So for my giveaway I am giving one lucky person MACHINE QUILTING SERVICES! For freeeeEEEE! (think Adam Sandler in Bedtime Stories)






Here are the details, and if you don't agree please don't enter the giveaway!
  • I will quilt any quilt for you under 2000 square inches (crib size or smaller)  (length x width = less than 2000)
  • I will use my stitch regulated machine and frame system to quilt on.
  • I will do a simple all over meander/stipple (and if the mood strikes maybe I'll do something cooler)
  • I will provide the thread (Essential Pro in white)
  • You will provide the batting
  • You will provide the backing
  • You will provide the finished quilt top
  • You will pay for shipping both ways
  • Because of shipping (cost and reliability factors) I'm making this open to those in the US only.
  • You must send me your quilt top by June 20th if you expect me to get it back to you before I have this baby!
I will work out the specifics with the actual winner. Please do not send me your great grandmother's prized quilt or  a masterpiece you want to win blue ribbons with. Remember I'm offering a simple all over design NOT custom quilting. Remember that a squared up top will quilt up a lot better than one with wavy borders.

Anyway... if you're willing to trust me with one of your UFO's then by all means enter away!! Here are some examples of my quilting skills:



4-6 DQS 10 v1.2

8-19 DQS9 Sneak Peek 2


To enter:
  • Become a follower of my blog. Leave me a comment telling me so & tell me if you enjoy doing the quilting on your quilts
  • Follow the Quilty Giveaways blog. Leave me a comment telling so & tell me what you would have me quilt for you
That's it! 2 possible entries. Leave me a separate comment for each one and make sure that there is a way to contact you. Giveaway will close on Sunday 5/29 and I will draw a winner on Monday.


Hope you have a great week!
~ Norma

117 comments :

Shayla Sharp said...

Alright, I'm first! Yes, I follow. No, I do not like doing the quilting on my own quilts. I much prefer to hand that part off to someone more qualified than myself!

Shayla Sharp said...

I do follow Quilty Giveaways. I would have you quilt a crib size for me (I'll have to choose).

Sorry, to hear about your worst week ever--I'm so glad you and your little ones are safe and sound!

Debra said...

I'm a follower and I love piecing but have never tried anything free motion yet! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debra said...

I follow quilty giveaways and have just put my giveaway on there!

Jo said...

I follow your blog

Jo said...

I follow quilty giveaways too.

LisaT said...

Im a follower of quilty giveaways.

LisaT said...

Other than stitch in the ditch and some outlining, I try stippling and my thread is always breaking and it's so frustrating!

Beth said...

I'm a follower of quilty giveaways...which is what led me here. :)

I've never quilted any of my quilts, just pieced them. One of these days I'll give it a go, but I love the thought of your generosity being a part of a baby quilt I'm working on.

So glad the accident wasn't worse. Take good care of yourself.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Gene Black said...

Whew, I know you had a terrible week. Here is hoping for a MUCH better rest of the year.

I would be thrilled to have your quilting on a quilt. I am becoming more competent at it, but the piecing part is my real joy. I would probably piece a new "quick quilt" for this since my UFOs are all larger. I do have some started.
I follow both blogs

Gene Black said...

Okay, so that was supposed to be two comments.
Sometimes I enjoy the quilting process and sometimes it is just a necessity. I do love piecing.
I think I would love the quilting if I had a longarm where I could stand and quilt.

Mary said...

I am a follower. I enjoy doing the quilting on my own quilts, but with my normal sized machine, I can't quite keep up. Eventually, I would like to have a long-arm.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Mary said...

I follow Quilty Giveaways. I have no idea which quilt I would have you quilt for me, but if I won, I would go home and measure all my UFOs and send you whichever one fits into your size constraints.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Maggie said...

What a fun giveaway, your work is gorgeous! This weould get my butt in gear to get going on a quilt top! I usually mess up the quilting, so to have someone else do it would be awesome! I am now a follower. Glad you and baby are okay after your accident:)

Maggie said...

Following QG too :)

kristinorth said...

Hi! I have quilted a doll-sized quilt, but am too scared to do it on the other tops I have done! I am a new follower, thanks so much for a chance to win!

kristinorth said...

I am now following quilty giveaways. I would have to whip up a crib size quilt for you to quilt, because my finished tops are all bigger!! Thanks again for a chance to win!

Kelsey said...

I'm a new follower to this blog. :)

Kelsey said...

I already follow the Quilty Giveaways blog.

Lizzie Brown said...

I follow you. That's a lovely dresden. I prefer the piecing to the quilting. I get impatient and tend to rush the quilting because I just want it to be done. My cousin is having a baby in a couple months, too, and I've put together a nice little quilt for her, but it is yet to be quilted, so this would be perfect!

Sharon Pernes said...

I just became a follower of your blog, its wonderful and you do wonderful work. Sorry about your horrible week, thank goodness youi and your little ones are fine.

Sharon Pernes said...

I would love to have you qult the quilt top I made for the SPring Quilt-a-long I did.

Lydia said...

i'm not entering the giveaway, cause i can't quilt (well, never tried..) but just wanted to send a hug for the WWOyourL, hope it gets better, and so glad you all weren't hurt!! also... GORGEOUS quilting skills!!!

domestiCass said...

I am already a follower. Recently, I have started to realize that the quilting part is not as much fun to me as is the piecing. I am amazed at what others can do just using their machine and I am flabbergasted with what people can do with longarm quilting. Maybe I just need more practice but I doubt it...lol. I think I just don't have the patience for it. Very glad to read that no one was injured in your accident.

domestiCass said...

I am a new follower of the Quilty Giveaways blog. If I were to win I would like to have you quilt this http://www.flickr.com/photos/domesticass/5479059561/in/set-72157625676583361/ for me if it isn't too big.

Stephanie Granite said...

aaaah! What a great giveaway idea, and what a great way to do something you love! I'm a new follower

Stephanie Granite said...

I'm also a new follower at your quilty giveaways blog!

Deb said...

I am a follower of both blogs. I have a baby quilt with the backing just waiting for me to do, but I don't know when that will be. I am still quilting last year's Christmas present to my mom and step-dad. You are more than welcome to quilt this top if you'd like.

Beth said...

I am now a follower of Petit Design Co blog.

Beth said...

I am now a follower of the Quilty Giveaways blog.

Thanks for the giveaway! I have a quilt top waiting to be quilted.

sewsofun@gmail.com

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I don't like the quilting part at all because I never can get all the fabric shoved into the throat of the machine and I fight with the quilt every step of the way. No option for a quilt top just yet, so if I won, I wouldn't have anything to send you until after the baby is born (probably).

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Forgot to tell you in my earlier comment, but this comment will tell you --- I'm a follower of both blogs.

NinjaEema said...

I'm glad to hear that you and your two little ones are OK. That looks like a really bad accident.

I'd love to win, but I probably won't have a quilt to send you for a while. I hope that's OK.

limor477 at aol dot com

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

I love to do stippling, but so many quilts, sew little time! This would be great!

Becca said...

Hey Norma, sorry your week has been lousy. Thanks for doing such a great giveaway! I love your blog, as always, you are incredibly talented at what you do.

Amber said...

What a cool giveaway! I'm following you now and no, I do not like to quilt my quilts. I do it, but I don't love it (the process or the final outcome). I would MUCH rather piece!

Amber said...

I'm following Quilty Giveaways. I have a friend's quilt top about finished; it's for her wedding later in the summer. I would love to have someone with skills (you) quilt it for me!

Les said...

Wow!! I have only ever done ties to hold my quilts together, so this would be a real treat!

Missy said...

I'm now a follower! I just started machine quilting mine, I'm still on the straight line quilting, so I would love to win this!

Les said...

I became a follower of quilty giveaways :) I would have you quilt something fresh and girly for summer!

Staci said...

I already follow Quilty Giveaways~

Staci said...

I follow your blog. Quilting small quilts, I enjoy that. I like doing straight line quilting, and am practising free motion every week. It is nice to see improvement week to week. Large or extra special quilts I send to the long arm quilter. I'm not sure I'll ever quilt well enough for the special ones, but that is okay!
This is a really amazing prize!

Shelley Vogel said...

OK you are amazing! Thanks for the chance to enter such a great giveaway. Love your blog!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Yes! YES! My eyes popped out of my head when I saw your examples. All I can really do is free motion stippling, and I still only have a learner's permit. (Funny or poor taste?)
I am a new follower. It broke my heart to hear about your bad week. I totaled my 1 year old car with my 2 month old baby in the back by rear ending a NEW Mustang GT, who in turn rear ended a Honda. So, I feel your pain. Kiss your girls and count your blessings!!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Oh, I forgot to say that I am a follower. Also, I started following your Quilty Giveaways blog. Super fun.

I would have you quilt a crib quilt. I do quite a few of those!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am sorry you had a horrible week. I hope things get better. I am excited about this giveaway and sure hope I win. Thanks for this. I have been a follower for a while

Quilter in the Gap said...

I also follow Quilty Giveaways

Becky said...

Too bad we don't live closer. Piecing is my favorite part of quilting; quilting not so much. Sorry you've had one of those week so did my friend Gretchen. I have a Schnibbles that needs quilting. Would love for you to quilt it for me:) Take care!

Becky said...

I follow both of your blogs! Thanks so much for organizing the Quilty Giveaways blog. I love checking the giveaways! I have a baby quilt that I'd love to have quilted. Thanks for this generous giveaway!

Melanie said...

I am terrified of quilting my own quilts. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance! thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Melanie said...

I follow quilty giveaways. I would have to make something that small. I have a niece that I need to make a quilt for:) Thanks for the chance! thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

H2Ogirl said...

I'm a new follower here (why didn't I know about this other half!) I'm a newbie on the quilting half of the "quilts". I'm just now getting up the nerve to learn. Getting there. I have a UFO of straight lines can you say UGH!

H2Ogirl said...

I've been a follower of quilty giveaways. . yeah! if I were to win, I would uhhh cry! I think I would finish up the "baby" quilt that I'm making and gladly ship it to you!

Jen B said...

I'm a follower. I haven't finished my first quilt yet, so I don't know if I enjoy quilting my own stuff yet. :)

Jen B said...

I follow Quilty Giveaways (RRS feed). I'd have you quilt a baby quilt for a friend or family member.

Alicia said...

What a great giveaway. I am happy that you and your loved ones are all safe. Best wishes for the duration of your pregnancy!

I have been exploring my own quilting abilities on my domestic machine, but I seem to be able to piece faster than I can quilt them.

Alicia said...

I am follower of both blogs!

Anonymous said...

Hello, what a nice giveaway. I'd love to win. Linda
rodlindafansler (at)gmail (dot)com

zees5 said...

I need all the help I can get. Thank you for a great giveaway!

zees5 said...

I followed you Quilting Giveaways!

Lindsay Conner said...

What a great giveaway idea! Yes, I'd totally trust you with my UFOs. :) I am not a fancy free motion quilter, but would love to get better at it.

Lindsay Conner said...

I follow Quilty Giveaways--one of my favorite stops! I don't have any current projects that need to be quilted, but that will change soon enough--I'm always working on something. :)

Krystina said...

Best giveaway ever! I have botched so many quilting jobs that I've considered getting my patchwork quilt tops professionally quilted a thousand times. Beautiful work!

Shannon said...

What a generous giveaway! I would love to be counted in. Glad you and the kiddos are well. I want to learn how to quilt, I think I need a freemotion foot, right? I do simple quilts with hand embroidery!
following

drewteach said...

New follower - and I know EXACTLY what I would have you quilt! I've got a small lap-size quilt for my mother...
Thanks for participating in the giveaway - and I hope next week is MUCH better!

Rachel D said...

What a great (and UNIQUE) giveaway!! I'm a new follower of your blog!

Rachel D said...

I'm now a Quilty Giveaways follower!

alioop said...

Cool! Thank you!

alioop said...

Follower!

Nathalie said...

What a great giveaway. I'm in.

Nathalie said...

Now a follower on quilty giveaways. Thanks to one of my followers, I found you.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I'm glad everyone is okay.

I would completely trust you with a UFO of mine if I win. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

Jansie said...

Nice!!!
I am now a follower of your blog and I absolutely hate quilting. So this would be sooooo cool. :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

jansie(at)gmail(dot)com

Jansie said...

I am already a follower of Quilty Giveaways. And I would have you quilt up an announcement quilt I made for my new niece. It's pretty small. :)

Micmacker said...

First of all - I'm glad you and the kids are safe and sound. I do like quilting, but I HATE basting. This is a very cool giveaway - thanks for the chance! I've been following for a while now - sorry I don't comment much.

Micmacker said...

I now follow the Quilty Giveaways blog.

Sarah said...

I'm a follower now. I do not enjoy the quilting part, which is why your giveaway is so exciting to me! Thanks!

Jen said...

First, I am so glad you and your family are okay. Second, wow, what a giveaway! I would love to have you quilt a quilt for me. I try to do my own, since one day I would love to do someone else's! Luckily, I have a few quilts all ready to go! I hope your week gets better.

I am 30 also and people always think I'm so much younger. It used to be a curse, now I think of it as totally awesome! Oh, and I'm a new follower.

Memories By Me said...

I am a follower of your blog! Thanks so much for such a WONDERFUL giveawy! My passion is piecing and I havn't mastered the whole stippling yet but i love it! Hope your week gets better!

Memories By Me said...

I am a follower of Quilt Giveaways as well! This is an amazing amazing giveaway! thank you for the chance to win!

Nadilah Magee said...

I have been sewing my quilt by hand because I'm too scared to use the regular sewing machine. I hope I will win this giveaway...

Nadilah Magee said...

I'm a follower

Laura@Corner House said...

Fun! I love the idea of just sending it off to you. I am a new follower. I would love it if you would stop by my blog and say hi some time.

Laura@Corner House said...

I follow quilty giveaways. Thanks

Elle said...

Hi - I am so excited about your giveaway (and glad you are ok - hope the 15-year-old's parent knows he needs more driving lessons!). I'm now a follower, and I'd love to win because I am pretty awful at machine quilting. I love hand quilting, but that's unrealistic for as many quilts as I hope to make someday!
Thanks!

Elle said...

I'm now also a follower of quilty giveaways! Thanks!

Anne said...

Became a follower. I enjoy quilting on my quilts, but it's so time consuming, I procrastinate.

Anne said...

Following Quilty -- I will send a baby quilt I am making for a friend.

sukie said...

I would love for you to quilt something for me!!! Hope I win! I'm a follower for sure!

Leslie said...

you are the sweetest thing for offering to finish a ufo! your samples look beautiful and I have 5 unquilted tops so this is a match made in heaven! I'm a new quilter and while I make great tops, I'm scared to death of ruining them with lousy quilting!

Steph Jacobson said...

I'm now a follower. My favorite part of quilting is the planning/cutting/piecing. I currently have 4 or 5 quilt tops waiting to be quilted. I don't mind the quilting, but it's so time-consuming on a regular sewing machine that I lose interest. I usually stick to pretty basic quilting. Someday I hope to have one of those big, fancy quilting machines!

Liz Mouse said...

I just signed up to follow. I haven't tried to quilt my own quilt yet (I'm a chicken) so I'd love to have you do one for me. I agree to your terms :)

Thanks for a creative giveaway!

liz at mommysaidsew dot com

Melissa said...

I'm a new follower. Weird because I've been a follower of Quilty Giveaways for some time. I typically quilt my own quilts, but would love to send one off to be quilted. Cost is what's been preventing me from doing so. I have a quilt here that I made for a cousin's wedding last year, and I still haven't gotten it quilted. I started hand quilting it, but quickly put it aside. I'd love to be able to get it quilted so I could give it to her for their 1st anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

I'm a follower of Quilty Giveaways. I have a queen size quilt top that needs to be quilted. It should have been done a year ago, but I just couldn't bring myself to hand quilt that monster. I started, and that's all the further I've gotten. Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm so glad no one was injured in your accident.

Deb said...

Follower!

ecuakim said...

Oh this giveaway is for ME! I am a piecer, not a quilter. :)

Amber H. said...

OH. EM. GEE.

You are super awesome and amazing for offering this up!

With that said, I can't really say if I enjoy doing the quilting on my quilts, because I've only quilted one.. and that was my son's quilt that I did in random straight-ish lines. I have a Grace Quilting Pro frame that I can quilt up to king size quilts with that I got for a steal from the local classifieds; however I don't know how to use it yet. One of the ladies at my LSQ promised me she'd teach me how to use it when I'm ready for her to come over and teach me; but I need to organize and clean my tiny sewing room first. And I need to get my machine serviced; it somehow got knocked off center.

I'm pretty sure that once I learn how to use it, I'm gonna love doing my own quilting!

Amber H. said...

I'm now a follower of Quilty Giveaways. If I win, I will have you quilt up my Kaffe Fassett coin quilt! I've got the backing and the top ready, but I haven't done it yet because I got sidetracked with more pressing projects.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wambers-whimsies/4899236914/ this is the partially finished top; however I've added sashing to the left and of course the top and bottom.

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

I am so glad you are ok. I am already a follower of Quilty Pleasures blog. Thank you for the amazing giveaway.

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

I am now a follower of this blog too! Again, I'm so glad you, your 5 year old and the baby are ok.

lulafortune said...

Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! I am now following your blog, and I actually can't figure out, for the life of me, how to do anything creative with the quilting for any of my quilts, so I've only ended up stitching in the ditch, or doing straight outlining. I'm the opposite of you, it sounds like - I adore piecing, but freeze up when it comes time to actually quilt. Thanks so much for the chance at your giveaway, and glad to hear that you and your little ones are all ok!

lulafortune said...

...and I've also started following the Quilty Giveaways blog. I'm currently 99.8% done with a quilt (just have to finish adding one last strip on the backing, and then square everything up) that I've been making for my mom, so that would probably be what I would have you quilt. Thanks again for the chance!

(and there should only be two posts from me - blogger didn't like me very much a moment ago, and kept giving me error messages, so please delete/ignore any duplicates)

Kell said...

I'm a follwer!

I just finished my first FMQ on a quilt. I need quite a bit more practice. Lol

What a crummy week! Glad all of you are ok.

Manda said...

I'm in Alabama! (Roll Tide). I do enjoy quitling, but I'm more than happy to let someone else do it.

stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com

Mindy said...

I am now a follower of your blog. I'll be looking around more soon! I'm from Alabama too, and your work looks amazing! I would probably like to quilt my own quilts if I had a quilting machine, but since I don't it can be a pain trying to get all those layers worked around at the same time. I'm pretty new to it all, but am quickly falling in love.

Mindy said...

I am a follower of Quilty Giveaways!

joyce said...

I would love to win this. What a generous giveaway.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Such a generous giveaway!

Following both you and Quilty Giveaways!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Once again, following you both!!! Your work is truly amazing!!!

Cassie said...

This might be a good way to get a quilt finished! haha If I win i can definitely piece a quilt and get it sent to you to be quilted! That would be awesome! I have a baby due in January so I am already feeling the pressure of ... time. I am following your blog.

Cassie said...

I am a follower of quilty giveaways blog too! OH the other questions involved... 1. I sometimes enjoy quilting my quilts... depends on the size and what kind of quilting I am doing.
2. I would have you quilt a baby quilt that I plan on making out of a charm pack that I got recently. Thanks!

MaryEQuilter said...

I just became a follower! I enjoy quilting my own quilts, and have taken one lesson on a long arm.
Mary Hamilton

MaryEQuilter said...

New to this give away stuff - I just went to the quilt giveaway site as well. and I follow you (previous post)

Sharon said...

I'm a new follower! Sorry about your bad week. Hope it only gets better. I do my own quilting, but I can't say that I really enjoy it. Which is why I've got so many UFO's! I do LOVE to have others do it for me though. Thanks for the great giveaway!! Going over to your other site to follow...will let you know!

Sharon said...

Ok, I'm not sure I did this right, because usually I see a "Follow" button. I didn't on either site, but I added each to my Google Reader. Hope that works! sharondotbissettatgmaildotcom

~Kathleen said...

I'm a new follower of your Petit blog and machine quilting is a challenge to me that I am working on. It would be wonderful to have you quilt a baby quilt for my new grandson however.

~Kathleen said...

I am a new follower of your Quilty Giveaways blog and could really use free quilting on a small quilt soon. Thank you so much! Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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