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Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

Heather Jones Quilt
Image from Heather Jones, Olive and Ollie

There’s some exciting stuff going on right now in the small business and modern quilting world. Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Living are hosting a competition, hoping to find some creative small businesses to support.

Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie (and fellow Quilt Camp teacher!) is one of the 100 finalists for the Audience Choice Awards! The winner receives $10,000 to help further their business and as you can imagine, lots of national exposure. For anyone that has tried to start a venture on their own, you know this is a huge deal and could really be life changing. I love entrepreneurs and am really excited that the Modern Quilting community is represented in this contest.

Heather Jones Quilt
Image from Heather Jones, Olive and Ollie

If you feel compelled to vote, I’d love for you to check out Heather’s page and give her your support. You can vote once a day through September 24th and every person counts. Thanks everyone!

September 14, 2012   6 Comments

Welcome Skye Reve Fabrics and Giveaway!

This morning I’m very pleased to introduce you to my newest blog sponsor, Skye Reve Fabrics. Owner Natasha Wendel is a freelance fashion designer who decided to jump full time into the fabric shop business. She loves selecting beautiful fabrics for her shop, especially shabby chic designs. Natasha has two daughters and her shop is named after their middle names. Love that!

One of new fabric lines that I’m most excited about is Out to Sea by Sarah Jane Studios. She is such a wonderful artist and just has a knack for classic little boy prints.

I’m always looking to add basics like Chevrons (small and medium) and Dots to my stash – she has lots of both!

Beautiful shabby chic fabrics, Bella Butterfly.

Natasha also offers several Fat Quarter Bundles and Half Yard Bundles.

You can keep up with Skye Reve Fabrics on the Facebook page or by signing up for the newsletter on the lower right hand side of the website homepage.

Giveaway time! Skye Reve Fabrics has generously offered a $40 shop gift certificate to one lucky reader! You have 2 chances to enter:

1. Just leave a comment!
2. “Like” Skye Reve Fabrics on Facebook and leave an additional comment saying that you did.

Thanks everyone! I will pick a winner Monday evening, Sept 10th.

++ Closing Comments to pick a winner! ++

The winner is #182, Melissa! Congratulations! I will pass along your email address to Natasha to send you your gift certificate. Thanks for commenting everyone!

September 7, 2012   424 Comments

Welcome Christa Quilts ~ Plus Gift Card Giveaway

Today I’d like to introduce you to my newest sponsor, Christa Quilts! Christa started selling fabric online about 9 years ago when a former quilting student suggested she sell some of her leftover fabrics on eBay. Before then, she taught quilting classes and sold quilts on commission.

About 6 years ago, Christa’s husband Jason suggested she make it their full-time business and they’ve never looked back! He keeps the website running smoothly (his passion) and Christa get to play with all the fabric and design interesting quilt patterns and kits (her passion).

Christa Quilts carries tons of popular designers and brands, including:
 · Amy Butler
 · American Jane
 · BasicGrey
 · Cosmo Cricket
 · Kaffe Fassett
 · Lucie Summers
 · Paula Nadelstern
 · Sweetwater
 · Dr. Seuss

 · Moda jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs
 · Tons of basics and coordinates
 · Kona cotton solids

She also offers individual precut fat quarters on nearly every fabric in the shop (as well as bundles).

One of the best parts of Christa’s shop is FREE US shipping with no minimum purchase required. Orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase and she can usually accommodate same day requests. She ships internationally, too for a flat $10 rate, anywhere across the world.

Christa Quilts also displays real-time inventory, which is nice when you need an exact amount of fabric for a project.

Now for the great deals for you. :) For all my blog readers Christa is offering a special group discount. If you enter code G12FRLQ at checkout you will save 5% on your first order. But what makes it even better is that you’ll automatically get 5% off all future orders, too, so it’s like a permanent coupon!

Additionally, all orders that are over $25 qualify for a little freebie – a selection of fabric, patterns, notions or gifts that Christa calls “Christa’s Candy” – guilt free quilt treats!

All of Christa’s customers also receive an automatic repeat buyer discount, too, sort of like an automatic rewards system – the more you buy, the more you save. This is in addition to the special group discount.

Stay up to date with Christa Quilts by signing up for her email newsletter and following her blog.

In celebration of joining the fun over here on my blog, Christa is offering one of my readers a $20 gift certificate to her shop. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment! I will pick a winner on Wednesday evening (8/22). Good luck everyone and thank you for supporting my sponsors!

++ Closing Comments to Pick a Winner! ++

The winner is #86, Brandi! Brandi said: “So excited to hear about Christa’s shop. I’m headed to her website right now to check it out. Thanks for the coupon!”

Congratulations Brandi!

August 20, 2012   270 Comments

Welcome Stash Fabric and a Giveaway!


I’m excited to start off this week by sharing with you my latest sponsor, Stash Fabrics. This Etsy based fabric shop located in Georgia and is owned by Beth Louche. One of my favorite things about Beth’s shop (besides all the great fabric of course) is that she offers free US shipping on all US orders $50 or more and discounts equivalent to domestic shipping on international orders.

A few weeks ago I blogged about Art Gallery’s new line, Indie. It is just now arriving in stores, and Stash Fabrics has it!

Beth also has the hugely popular new Tula Pink release, The Birds and the Bees. (Also something I’m working with right now!) And I really love that you can order Fat Quarter sets. My favorite is the Sunset palette.

I’m a huge fan of the Cloud 9 organics, both Ed Emberley’s Happy Drawing collection…

and Simpatico – I have the stripes, I love the stripes.

Ombre is super hot right now, and the more I see these dots, the more they tempt me.

And Storybook Lane! Also newly released. LOVE the cuckoo clocks!

You can follow Stash on Facebook to receive updates on sales, giveaways, and NEW fabric. Beth expects to receive Anna Maria Horner’s Field Study, Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee, Heather Ross’s Nursery-Versy, Sweetwater’s Mama Said Sew, and many more chevrons this month, so keep an eye on her shop.

And now for the giveaway! Beth is generously giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of Art Gallery’s new Indie line in the Midnight Temple colorway.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment! If you’d like a second entry, “Like” Stash Fabrics on Facebook and leave an additional comment saying you did just that. I will pick a winner Wednesday, August 8th in the evening.

Good luck everyone and thanks again for supporting my sponsors!

+++ Closing comments to pick a winner +++

The winner is #110! Elsa said “Great shop and even greater prices! I’m buying one of the FQ packs by Art Gallery! Thanks so much for the giveaway!”

Congratulations Elsa! I will email you for your address. Thank you for commenting everyone!

August 6, 2012   455 Comments