Cincinnati Quilt Show – I’m Back! And a Giveaway!!

  • Faith
  • Apr 10, 2011

Marcia Derse Booth

Phew, I’m exhausted! I traveled to Cincinnati over the weekend for the International Quilt Festival. The location change from Chicago worked out great for me because my family lives in Cincinnati (which equals a free place to stay and lots of cousin time for my kids)! Cincinnati has a fun riverfront and my kids enjoyed spending time at Sawyer Point.

Enjoying Cincinnati

We started the weekend by visiting the Fabric Shack. Pretty much, you can’t go to Cincinnati without visiting that store. My sister (hi Rachel!) is just getting started quilting and I gifted her Elizabeth Hartman’s book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. She is going to make a pattern in the book and purchased some great Laura Gunn fabric to get started.

While we were at the Fabric Shack, they were having a tent sale. Jackpot, right? My sister picked up some fabric on clearance and said “these are pretty colors…” and I about fell over. She was holding Tula Pink Neptune honey bun which is pretty hard to come by now! And there were two of them! She was very nice and let me have both (after I practically grabbed them out of her hand. LOL).

Saturday my mom, dad, sister and I went to the quilt show. Yep, my dad is a trooper and even went Thursday on preview night with my mom! There were lots of beautiful quilts on display, although no antique quilts like last year. That was a bit of a disappointment. But these were a few of the new quilts that caught my eye.

Cincinnati Quilt Show

Marcia Derse was personally at the show again, selling her beautiful fabrics! You may remember my post about seeing her last year and loving her designs and colors. She was super sweet this year and gave me a sampler of her fabrics to give away to a lucky reader! More on that below. šŸ™‚ She also had an awesome display of her fabrics in her booth, seen as the first photo on this post. Here are some photos of her booth – I’m on the left, Marcia is on the right. Try not to stare directly at my arms, they haven’t seen the sun in 7 months.

Marcia Derse

++ Update: For those in the Cincinnati area, my mom just visited a quilt shop in Loveland called The Quilter’s Studio and they have a ton of Marcia’s fabric! ++

There were lots and lots of fabric booths. I was scouring for out of print fabrics or fabrics I had only seen online and wanted to see in person. Including these amazing Kaffe Fassett stripes.

Kaffe Stripes

Here are my sister and I at the only booth I saw with a few Japanese imports – including some Heather Ross Far, Far Away I and II. And Echino. That was unexpected and exciting.

Japanese Imports

For those that like my bag, I purchased it on Etsy from Aunty Cookie – GREAT shop!

Overall – it was a successful weekend. Here is my loot! It includes a couple out of print Heather Ross prints (the dots and unicorn), the Neptune honey bun, a new piecing foot with a guide for my Bernina, some Park Slope fat quarters for $1, a couple bundles of Kaffe stripes, and more starbursts – because really, you just can’t have enough starbursts.

Loot for Me

Now for the giveaway – if you made it this far! One lucky reader is going to win everything you see below: a Neptune honey bun, a fat quarter of dots from Heather Ross’s Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries collection, and the beautiful sampler of fabrics donated by designer Marcia Derse.

Loot for You

All you have to do is leave a comment! I will pick a winner Wednesday evening. Good luck everyone!

Comments are now closed. Picking a winner!

Wow – 285 entries. I think that is a new record over here! The winner, chosen by Random.org, is #21 – Julie.

Blog giveaway winner

Julie said “What great loot! I wish I could have been there! I love your bag too I love all things Tula Pink and joined the quilting game way too late to get my hands on Neptune, thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies!ā€Ø”

Congratulations Julie!

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285 Comments

  1. Emily

    April 10, 2011

    Wowza! Awesome giveaway Faith!!

  2. Kirsten N

    April 10, 2011

    Looks like it was a wonderful quilt show – it is always nice to see some amazing quilts in real life and the lovely new fabrics that are available!

  3. Claire - Matching Pegs

    April 10, 2011

    Wow, I am jealous.

    I really like the pickle dish quilt – I will have to try one of those one day.

    It is great to see one of Aunty Cookie’s bags on the other side of the world (I’m a fellow Melbournian).

    • Faith

      April 10, 2011

      I *LOVE* Aunty Cookie! The bag got lots of laughs at the show.

  4. Liz Tius

    April 10, 2011

    I do love quilt shows. The quilt pics are amazing. Great giveaway you are having

  5. Jill

    April 10, 2011

    Would love to have the Marcia Derse fabrics! Why not give the others to two other people… šŸ˜‰

  6. Rachel O.

    April 10, 2011

    Soooo jealous of your fabric purchases. I never win anything but it can’t hurt to try!

  7. Nydia K.

    April 10, 2011

    wow, looks so fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. rebecca chambers

    April 10, 2011

    Amazing shots from the show and I’d love a little part of it!

  9. Nichole

    April 10, 2011

    Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing some of the quilts you saw and goods you got there. Sounds like a super fun trip!

  10. Flo@butterfly quilting

    April 10, 2011

    Wow what a generous give away! Sounds like you had fun there. I love seeing all the colors, fabric and quilts…so inspiring!

  11. Rachel

    April 10, 2011

    Woot woot I got a shout out! šŸ™‚ Thank you for visiting, for the awesome book, and for cutting me mostly out of the Japanese fabric pic. LOL šŸ˜‰ MUCH appreciated!!

  12. Taz

    April 10, 2011

    How fun! I would love to check out a quilt show one day. And what a great giveaway!!

  13. Sequana

    April 10, 2011

    I love these easy to win giveaways. *S* No thot required.

    So I will just say that it looks like you had a lot of fun, and having family there just tops it off, huh?

  14. char

    April 10, 2011

    Wow, looks like you had a great time at the show. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  15. Eva Marie

    April 10, 2011

    I love Neptune!! I’m jealous about going to the show. I’ve never been to a show before.

  16. Angelina

    April 10, 2011

    Wow, it looks like you had a great time! Also, please pick me! I love the fabrics you’re giving away! I’m also drooling over those aqua Kaffe stripes! I need to get me some of those!

  17. Angela J

    April 10, 2011

    Hi! I found your blog a while back (November 2010?), when I was looking for a quilt pattern to make for one of my (three) nieces. I’ve been following ever since! I’m not only loving your fabric choices, but also the statement on your shopping tote, “Who are you calling a fat quarter?”

  18. Lindsey

    April 10, 2011

    Lovely fabrics! So colourful, just in time for Spring!

  19. Jen B.

    April 10, 2011

    My mom and aunt went too. I’d love to go sometime!

  20. Julie

    April 10, 2011

    What great loot! I wish I could have been there! I love your bag too šŸ™‚ I love all things Tula Pink and joined the quilting game way too late to get my hands on Neptune, thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies!

  21. Darci

    April 10, 2011

    You found some great stuff! Park Slope is one of my favorite lines šŸ™‚ I would love to win all the yummy fabric.

  22. Jennifer

    April 10, 2011

    I’m jealous of all your loot!! I live in Houston and attend the International Quilt Festival here. I went to college in Ohio, but didn’t quilt at the time. I did go to several quilt shops with my mother-in-law, but can’t remember if we went to the Fabric Shack. What a score finding a tent sale. Whoo-hoo! Thanks a million to Marcia Derse for her generosity. Hooray for fabric!

  23. Cori lewis

    April 10, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  24. robin

    April 10, 2011

    Sounds like you had a great time! Nice of you to share it! Thanks for the giveaway chance… šŸ™‚

  25. ellesquare

    April 10, 2011

    I really need to make a better effort to get to this show next year – looks fantastic! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  26. Mary Smith

    April 10, 2011

    I also went to the show. Amazing! I also made it to Fabric Shack’s tent sale. Score!

  27. marg

    April 10, 2011

    you were so luckily to have a visit I am very envious and those fabrics are beautiful

  28. Patience

    April 10, 2011

    Love the Japanese prints and the fabric with the Unicorn. I’m a member of a group that uses treadles and hand cranks and heard reports from a number of people who attended and everyone said it was awesome! Yours is the first report with pictures however. I hope to get to a major quilt show someday just so I can look in detail at the quilts to see how they are made. The samples you posted are amazing and I love the colors.
    Thanks for doing the drawing…very exciting.

  29. Gabrielle

    April 10, 2011

    What a wonderful giveaway! I love Tula Pink’s Neptune. And thanks for introducing me to Marcia Derse. Her fabrics are amazing and I have never come across them before.

  30. Greta

    April 10, 2011

    I can’t believe you found not one but two neptune honey buns. And even more that you are willing to share one. How wonderful! Now I can just hope that you pick me.

  31. Carmen

    April 10, 2011

    Oooh, what a generous giveaway — many thanks and hope you have a wonderful week, Faith!

  32. Kati

    April 10, 2011

    What a fabulous trip and awesome loot! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Jenny

    April 10, 2011

    i went to the show on Friday on a bus group with my local guild. i was really hoping for more quilts then vendors, but i dont think there were, huh? your pics were some of my favorites too!
    wish our bus could have made a pit stop at fabric shack!!

  34. Becky m

    April 10, 2011

    Oh wow, so generous to part with one of your Neptune honeybuns! Sounds like it was a great trip, I’m dying to get to a quilt show!

  35. SewLindaAnn

    April 10, 2011

    It is so sweet of you to share the goodies! What a great time visiting and getting to scour for fabrics. I love the pics of the quilts you showed us, they’re very artistic and inspiring. Have a happy week!

  36. Lindsey F.

    April 10, 2011

    Sounds like you had a great time and found some fabulous fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Lindsay

    April 10, 2011

    Sounds like you had an awesome time! I live in Indy, so depending on next year’s location, I might be able to make it. šŸ™‚ Linking up your giveaway at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup!

  38. Stephanie

    April 10, 2011

    looks like a great time. Thanks for opportunity!

  39. Missie

    April 10, 2011

    So jealous of your trip! Thanks so much for generously sharing with your readers. That Tula Pink honeybun would be awesome!

  40. Kelly B.

    April 10, 2011

    Wow! Thanks for sharing the love, Faith!

  41. TayaMG

    April 10, 2011

    Great giveaway and recap! Thanks so much! (Wandered over from the Fresh Modern Quilts Flickr pool discussion.)

  42. Hannah

    April 10, 2011

    I -almost- ended up going to the quilt festival, but things came up near the last minute, and we spent the weekend at home instead and it looks like we totally missed out! Thanks for sharing some of your awesome fabric finds!

  43. Leigh

    April 10, 2011

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE the neptune honey bun!!!!! What a good find!!! Would LOVE to win!

  44. Shanon

    April 10, 2011

    I would LOVE to win this fabric bundle. Sounds like the quilt festival was a lot of fun and you have several lovely additions to your stash. Thanks so much for sharing your fun along with the terrific giveaway.

  45. Bek

    April 10, 2011

    oooo what a great giveaway! Yes please!

  46. Gina

    April 10, 2011

    Looks like you had a great time! Those quilts are amazing and so is the fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Michelle K

    April 10, 2011

    I love quilt shows! Nice fabric choices!

  48. Victoria

    April 10, 2011

    So glad your family had fun in Cincinnati despite the Saturday downpour! The Quilt Show was amazing – my very first! I loved the quilt exhibitions and spent most of my time ogling instead of shopping so I would love to win a few treasures. Hope you’ll be back in 2012!

    • Faith

      April 10, 2011

      Wasn’t that rain something? Luckily my dad knew all sorts of inside shortcuts to get us to the car in Fountain Square without spending much time outside!

  49. Mary

    April 10, 2011

    What an awesome giveaway! And good to know about the Fabric Shack! Thanks for the chance to win :).

  50. Kristin

    April 10, 2011

    Awesome giveaway, Faith! I wanna go to the Fabric Shack in person someday, too. Lucky lady!

  51. Dawn

    April 10, 2011

    What a fun way to spend the weekend, I am so jealous. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Tracey P

    April 10, 2011

    What a great find on the Neptune, love that your sister didn’t realize what she had! Thanks for sharing it!

  53. Amy Crawford

    April 10, 2011

    What a great trip! Enjoy all your new ideas. Hope that I can win those awesome fabrics!

    oslcamy(at)gmail(dot)com

  54. Amelia

    April 10, 2011

    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve been trying to get my hands on some Neptune and lightning bugs and Marcia’s fabrics look lovely too!
    So glad you had a great time and got to spend it with family šŸ™‚

  55. Krista

    April 10, 2011

    I wish I could have gone, looks like you had a blast! Love the bag šŸ˜‰ Would live to win!!!

  56. Charise

    April 10, 2011

    What a lovely give away. Tks for the great pics of the quilt show : )

  57. Andrea C

    April 10, 2011

    whoa! i can’t believe you’re giving all that away!!! how fabulous. šŸ™‚

  58. 2hippos

    April 10, 2011

    Wow, it sounds like an amazing experience. I’ll have to add it to my list of things to check out (and definitely make it to the fabric shack!). The giveaway looks tremendous as well. If you’re interested, I’m giving away some Marimekko finds on my blog (also through Wednesday evening).

  59. Lesly

    April 10, 2011

    Oh those Marcia Derse fabrics… I am drooling so much. Please please pick me, oh random number generator!

  60. Kim P

    April 10, 2011

    I absolutely love the 2 quilts pictured on the right side of your snapshot. That circle quilt is incredible. The bag cracked me up.

  61. Wendy

    April 10, 2011

    Oh my what a generous giveaway! I’d love to win, those fabrics are delicious šŸ˜€

  62. Mary

    April 10, 2011

    How fun! I would love to go to a quilt show one of these days but I’m afraid it might be sensory overload!

  63. Leona

    April 10, 2011

    what a great giveaway. I would love it win šŸ™‚

    Leona

  64. Chen

    April 10, 2011

    What a great giveaway! Love Neptune and love your Aunty Cookie bag:)

  65. DianeY

    April 10, 2011

    Wow-you are the generous one! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  66. Marci Girl

    April 10, 2011

    Holey moley this is a great giveaway! It looks like you really had a great time, and if you hadn’t said anything no one would have ever noticed your arms! Everybody is too busy trying to read you cute bag! The quilts you saw are awesome!

  67. Lynette

    April 10, 2011

    Neptune! šŸ™‚ I’m so jealous of your Cincinnati fun!

  68. Kari

    April 10, 2011

    I love the Neptune prints, but have only ever seen a small handful at my local shops. Would love to get my hands on that classic.

  69. Emily M

    April 10, 2011

    Those Kaffe stripes look amazing! glad you had an awesome time!
    Thanks!

  70. Carissa

    April 10, 2011

    Wow. Looks like a great time! What wonderful finds and a great giveaway!

  71. Karen H

    April 10, 2011

    Wow…… looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I would love to win all that stuff….. what a great prize! We were in Cincinnati last summer on our vacation. We went to a Reds game – had amazing seats for only $5.00, and ate at Skyline Chili. Next time I’ll have to hit Fabric Shack. What a fun place to be from! šŸ™‚

  72. Marilyn H

    April 10, 2011

    I also had a great time at the Cincinnati Quilt Show!!! Was excited that it moved to Cincinnati and that it is coming back again next year. I met Marcia Derse for the first time and fell in love with her “artwork”. Many wonderful vendors and great fabric!!! Can’t wait until next year!!

  73. julie westbroek

    April 10, 2011

    wow! it sounds like an ideal trip. way 2 go!

  74. Jan

    April 10, 2011

    Wow…what a fun trip! Don’t you love it when you get to the fabric store and they are having a big sale!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Katherine

    April 10, 2011

    Wow, Marcia Derse’s fabric is incredible!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  76. Crystal

    April 10, 2011

    Sounds like lots of fun! I need to see if there is going to be a quilt show coming to my area. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  77. Tamie

    April 10, 2011

    Oh my, what a wonderful giveaway. It is so nice to get away and have a change of routine every now and then.

  78. Amanda

    April 10, 2011

    Fun trip! I’m jealous. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  79. Sarah O

    April 10, 2011

    Your trip sounds super fun!! I would love to visit a quilt show, especially if I could find the goodies you found!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  80. Dory

    April 10, 2011

    I would love to go to a quilt show! Looks like you found some great stuff.

  81. Kim

    April 10, 2011

    Wow!!! What fun you had! Thanks for the giveaway.

  82. Jamie Mueller

    April 10, 2011

    Awesome giveaway!! Looks like you had an awesome time!!!

  83. Katie B

    April 10, 2011

    Great loot! Thanks for sharing!

  84. Patti Parks

    April 10, 2011

    I’m so excited that you got to go to the Quilt Show and for the goodies you brought back!! Quilt shows are about the best thing around if you love fabrics and I do hope to win a GIVEAWAY !!!! Love your quilts, Patti

  85. Cathy A

    April 10, 2011

    I love Marcia Derse’s fabrics! I met her at Quilt Market in the Fall and she was so nice, too! It looks like the show was fabulous!!

  86. debbie

    April 10, 2011

    Oh my goodness ~ I love going to the quilt shows! Aren’t Marcia’s fabrics just gorgeous? I have a few of her FQ’s. Thanks for the awesome give away!
    Enjoy!

  87. H2Ogirl

    April 10, 2011

    What a great trip! Thanks for sharing and then this yummy giveaway. Love it.

  88. phoebe

    April 10, 2011

    ooooh. that neptune makes me crazy!!! hope i win! please and thank you.

  89. angela d.

    April 10, 2011

    Wow! what great finds! thanks for the opportunity.

  90. Leanne

    April 10, 2011

    What beautiful fabrics! I would love to win.

  91. Carrie S

    April 10, 2011

    Wow. I wish I could’ve gone. I love that unicorn fabric too!

  92. tusen

    April 10, 2011

    Seems like you’ve had a wonderful weekend and your loot looks great šŸ™‚
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  93. bruinbr

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! That is so cool that your family went with you as well! My husband steers clear of anything to do with sewing/fabric! šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  94. Alix

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for sharing all your adventures! Looks like a great trip and a great giveaway!

  95. Elizabeth McDonald

    April 11, 2011

    What a fabulous giveaway! You must have had a wonderful time, between a quilt show, and Fabric Shack, and time with family!

  96. Bobamom

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like so much fun. Love the bag.

  97. felicity

    April 11, 2011

    Sweet, sweet giveaway! Thanks so much. The show looks like it was wonderful.

  98. Natalie christensen

    April 11, 2011

    I love when you find something unexpected like some oop Heather Ross! Love the bag too!

  99. Kristy

    April 11, 2011

    What an awesome visit home! and such fantastic luck with the OOP fabrics. I’m jealous!

  100. Angie

    April 11, 2011

    What fun! I was hyperventilating a bit when I looked at the fun things you picked up- wondering where the other Honey Bun went…and then OH! It is the giveaway! Yayayyyyyayyy! It looks like it was such a fun show!

  101. Velda

    April 11, 2011

    My eyes are on stalks after seeing all this fabulousness & how sweet of you to share! Toes & fingers are crossed šŸ˜€

  102. Kate

    April 11, 2011

    Beautiful fabric selection. I’d love to attend the quilt show one of these days!

  103. Monika

    April 11, 2011

    How I would love to visit such a quilt show … sigh (Germany is just a little far away…) Neptune is such a wonderful fabric – what a great giveaway!

  104. Michal

    April 11, 2011

    I loved your pictures from the quilt show. Wish I lived close enough to visit the Fabric Shack!

  105. Kirsty

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you had a fantastic time. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  106. kellie

    April 11, 2011

    colour me jealous! I long to attend a big American quilt festival one day. Nice haul!

  107. Jenna

    April 11, 2011

    I love those Kaffe Fasset woven stripes – wow… so pretty all together! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  108. Alison

    April 11, 2011

    Wow – that’s a generous giveaway. Interesting reading what a large quilt show is like too. Thanks.

  109. Johanna

    April 11, 2011

    I have never been to a quilt show, thank you for sharing with us!
    And I can’t believe I missed out on neptune, seems like I always miss the best lines šŸ™‚

  110. Becky K.

    April 11, 2011

    Gosh, looks like fun! I love all those beautiful colors. I’m about to finish the binding on my first quilt; I’d love some new material to get started on another one! *wink wink*

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  111. Noga

    April 11, 2011

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much!

  112. lisa

    April 11, 2011

    Wow you are too kind sharing the Neptune love! thanks!

  113. Leah

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you all had a great tme over the weekend and such a generous giveaway too.

    I haven’t been to a Quilt show yet but I hope to later this year.

  114. Anja

    April 11, 2011

    You sure had a great time; I would have loved to be there. Fantastic giveaway; thanks for the chance to win.

  115. Susanne

    April 11, 2011

    Your trip was fun, I am sure šŸ™‚ And you fetched some nice fabrics šŸ™‚
    Bye
    Susanne

  116. Laurie

    April 11, 2011

    It sounds like the show was marvelous I wanted to go…so jealous, Thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabric I love neptune…fingers crossed!

  117. Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy

    April 11, 2011

    OMG, what a generous giveaway! I came super duper late to the Neptune party and don’t have a single inch of it, and would just love to win this giveaway. The quilt show looked like it was so much fun – thank you for sharing!! šŸ™‚

  118. Wendy D. P.

    April 11, 2011

    So pretty! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

  119. tanya

    April 11, 2011

    awesome giveaway.

  120. Dana

    April 11, 2011

    The question is why wouldnt I enter this giveaway?! I love EVERYTHING you posted about and I so desperatly want to go to a quilt show that Im going to google ones in my area right now!

  121. Mama Spark

    April 11, 2011

    Great give away and it looks like you and your sister had a wonderful time too!

  122. Anna

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for sharing – I wish the quilt show was still in Chicago šŸ™ Awesome giveaway!!

  123. Christine

    April 11, 2011

    Oh my goodness, that is an awesome giveaway! I would love to be able to create with all of those fabrics.

  124. Cindy

    April 11, 2011

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  125. Lori

    April 11, 2011

    I would just love to go to something like this. I swoon every time I see a post about Quilt Shows. I think I would need about 500 dollars in my pocket as well.

  126. sam

    April 11, 2011

    Wow, such a generous give away! I don’t know which I would love to have more, lucky me in not having to choose. And lucky you for getting to go to the show, some day that will be me! Pick me, PICK ME!

  127. Rachel at Stitched in Color

    April 11, 2011

    ooh, pick me! I’ve never played with a honey bun before!

  128. Brittany

    April 11, 2011

    Wow! What beautiful fabrics and amazing deals! It looks like I need to be attending more quilt shows! Thank you for picking up some goodies for us!

  129. Liza

    April 11, 2011

    Wow! All those fabrics would be perfect for the spiderweb quilt I’m about to begin for a friend’s wedding gift. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for the awesome give away!

  130. Tiffaney

    April 11, 2011

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing your wonderful finds.

  131. Jamie

    April 11, 2011

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’d love to win…. šŸ™‚

  132. Marsy

    April 11, 2011

    I am preparing my checkbook for a Marcia Derse binge. Maybe this will save me! Crossing my fingers.

  133. Mel

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like it was fun. thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway!

  134. J Strizzy

    April 11, 2011

    What gorgeous fabrics! I can’t believe you’re giving away one of those jelly rolls…

  135. Emily

    April 11, 2011

    It looks like you had so much fun! I’m so jealous =)

  136. Sara

    April 11, 2011

    wow, great giveaway! looks like it was an awesome show.

  137. laura

    April 11, 2011

    Oooo…looks like you had fun. Thanks for the inspiration, and the chance to win!

  138. christy

    April 11, 2011

    Love this giveaway!

  139. Meg in CT

    April 11, 2011

    Faith, you are a total sweetie for sharing your loot with us! Thanks for the chance!

  140. Amy B.

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like the International Quilt Festival was a blast!

  141. Jacey

    April 11, 2011

    Ooh, so many pretties! I’m glad you were able to have some family time AND buy fabric AND see beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing your loot with one of us!

  142. Jennifer

    April 11, 2011

    Faith,
    Love your giveaway. The quilt show looks like so much fun. I have yet to be able to go to one but I look forward to the day when I can see those beautiful quilts in person and shop all that amazing fabric too. Thanks for a great post!

  143. Randi

    April 11, 2011

    Wow! What a great giveaway! Pick me!

  144. Molly

    April 11, 2011

    These are so lovely! Thank you for thinking of your readers and for bringing something back for us!

  145. angela

    April 11, 2011

    Ooooh I love those Marcia Derse fabrics–they’re so modern. Neptune is not one I’ve seen before. I love that, too. Hope I win!

  146. Amanda

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you had a blast! And all the yumminess you were surrounded by mmmmm……..

  147. Hallie Clougherty

    April 11, 2011

    I am so jealous! I would have loved to go the quilt show. I really miss the show in Chicago since I live in central Illinois. I attended every show in Chicago since inception. It was fab!

    Thank you so much for sharing! Looks like you had a wonderful time…..

  148. Kelly

    April 11, 2011

    before i lived in LA (which is where I am now), I lived in Dayton. Unfortunately, I wasn’t into sewing there, much less quilting, which makes me sad, because this looks like a great show! Hope I win!!

  149. Ann

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like so much fun!

  150. jodi meenan

    April 11, 2011

    So very nice of you, and wonderful post!

  151. Michelle

    April 11, 2011

    I had a wonderful time talking with you, your sister and mom at Fabric Shack! I admit, I am a bit jealous….you were having so much fun together and your mom is so proud of both of you!=) I am anxious to see a picture of your sister’s quilt. It isn’t everyday you run across(or chase around a store because you want the fabric they are carrying!) a kindred spirited quilter, let alone two of them.

    • Faith

      April 11, 2011

      Hi Michelle – it was great meeting you too! I’m glad you made it to my blog! šŸ™‚

  152. Brianna

    April 11, 2011

    I never bought the entire collection of Tula Pink since it came out when I first started quilting and before I knew fabrics didn’t last forever.

  153. Carmen

    April 11, 2011

    What a brilliant giveaway! Thanks.

  154. Natasha

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you had fun. oh please, pretty please pick me!! look at all those goodies.

  155. Melodee

    April 11, 2011

    So many great things in this give away. Who ever wins this will have hit the jackpot. Here’s hoping it’s me!

  156. mcregan

    April 11, 2011

    What a great weekend for you and giveaway for those of us still stuck in winter! Thanks–I could use a happy surprise!

  157. Lori

    April 11, 2011

    How generous! I made a great quilt with the first line of Marcia Derse prints from the Weeks and Ringle Modern Quilt book. It came out great!

  158. Shelley

    April 11, 2011

    I just love reading your blog & seeing the quilts you make. It helped inspire me so much when I began quilting. Thanks for the giveaway but more importantly, thanks for sharing with us!

  159. Jen

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you had an amazing time, Faith! How fun to find all of those yummy fabrics! One of these days I will have to venture to a big quilt show.

  160. Irelle

    April 11, 2011

    I envy you – too far away for a California girl so I will have to wait for Long Beach. Can’t wait. Love the choices for the giveaway.

  161. Paige

    April 11, 2011

    Ahhh! That purple-y quilt that looks like a tunnel is amazing!

  162. Danielle

    April 11, 2011

    That sounds like a wonderful weekend. I’ve been hoping that one day I’d stumble upon the last stash of Neptune, in the back of some small town quilt shop. No luck, yet, though.

    Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway.

  163. Barbara M

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for sharing the great photos. You just wanted to make me drool, didn’t you?

  164. Caroline@ToffleCraft

    April 11, 2011

    Wow. It sounds as though you’ve had a wonderful weekend filled with beautiful inspiring fabrics and I love those quilts you saw. They must’ve been inspiring.

    Thanks for a chance at such a generous giveaway!

  165. Karen ledgerwood

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for sharing! I have my fingers crossed!

  166. Norma

    April 11, 2011

    how fun, I love quilt shoes. What an awesome score!

  167. Susan

    April 11, 2011

    Great weekend. Great giveaway. I really need to get to a quilt show some day. Wonder how good they are in the UK?

  168. Sallie

    April 11, 2011

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  169. Sunnybec

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you had a good time, I love the tote bag!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  170. Anne-Marie

    April 11, 2011

    Wow, what a find, tula’s neptune !!!
    I’m in for the offer thank you so much !

  171. Jessica

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like a very fun trip! šŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  172. DianeH

    April 11, 2011

    Lucky you, that must have been a great show! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  173. Rhonda

    April 11, 2011

    Awesome giveaway!!! Looks like you had a GREAT time in Cincinnati — I loved the photos of the quilts and goodies you saw there. Very colorful!

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

  174. June S

    April 11, 2011

    Great pictures! I just can’t wait to get to my first quilt show.

  175. Sabs

    April 11, 2011

    Lovely hearing about your adventures, sounds like you had a brill time. Thanks for the giveaway, the prizes look fab!

  176. Anya

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like great fun! thanks for the chance!

  177. Nicole

    April 11, 2011

    Wow….beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

  178. Anita

    April 11, 2011

    Thank you so much for a chance to win!

    You must’ve had an amazing time….all that shopping fun! So happy for you. =)

  179. Cathy

    April 11, 2011

    My quilters envy is showing. I was going to go to the show but I came down with Bronchitis. Thanks for sharing your pictures. And thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to recieve some fabric. Hugs.

  180. Tiffany

    April 11, 2011

    Ha ha! I LOVE that bag!!!

  181. Sara

    April 11, 2011

    Wow awesome giveaway! Looks like you had a great time!!

  182. Lisa Marie

    April 11, 2011

    A friend and I went to the show in Cincinnati also. We only had one day so it was a lot to see in a short time! I’m thrilled that IQF came to Cincinnati because I can do that trip in a day. Chicago, not so much. Your giveaway goodies look beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  183. autumn

    April 11, 2011

    I live in the Dayton area and was crushed when I realized the quilt show was the same weekend I was already signed up for some training elsewhere. So now I am living it through blogs. Maybe next year! (And I love the Fabric Shack)

  184. Robin (RsIslandCrafts)

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like you found some wonderful fabrics.

  185. Sarah@PingsAndNeedles

    April 11, 2011

    looks like you had a fantastic time, thank you for sharing all that lovely colour! … loving the FQ bag and totally squeaky about the giveaway !!

  186. Eryn

    April 11, 2011

    How lucky you are to go to such a great show!! And how lucky we are that you want to share your finds with your followers! Love your blog!!

  187. Mary Jo

    April 11, 2011

    Welcome back! I would love to attend a quilt show – I never have.

  188. Kylie C

    April 11, 2011

    I didn’t get to go this year but I’m looking forward to a few local shows this next month. Thank you for the giveaways, the fabric is beautiful.

  189. Deborah in Atlanta

    April 11, 2011

    Loved your post, and photos. This is a really cool giveaway, and I’m thrilled to have found it. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.

  190. KT

    April 11, 2011

    That bag is awesome! And what a score on the honeybun front! Thanks for the giveaway.

  191. Judith Hollies

    April 11, 2011

    Wow! These fabrics are gorgeous! You have a great eye and sounds like you had a fab time choosing them too! Jxo

  192. Anne Simonot

    April 11, 2011

    I love pictures from the big quilt shows! Seeing your loot was good too. I have a Neptune layer cake I have as yet been unable to cut into — kinda silly right? Would love to win the honey bun and finally use this beautiful fabric.

  193. Nancy

    April 11, 2011

    What a fabulous haul! Looks like you had a good time. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  194. Sija

    April 11, 2011

    Fabulous pictures. I wish I would have come to see the show.
    You have an awesome giveaway! As a starting quilter I would love to start with these fabrics.

  195. Colleen

    April 11, 2011

    Wow – what great pictures of the festival ! thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  196. Chris

    April 11, 2011

    The Festival sounded liked so much fun! That Neptune jelly roll is great- thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  197. Kirsten

    April 11, 2011

    Eek! LOVE the fabrics! I love Neptune, but got back into quilting just as it became pretty much impossible to find. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  198. Toni Anne Potter

    April 11, 2011

    It looks like you and your sister had a great time. How could you not? Thanks for the generous giveaway! Fabric, fabric… Its like porn for quilters. (Did I just write that?) ;>

  199. Ranelle

    April 11, 2011

    Heavens to Betsy!!! You are SO generous! Neptune?!?!?
    Seriously awesome.
    Thanks for the chance. Will be sitting here with my fingers and toes crossed until Wednesday. : )

  200. Jo

    April 11, 2011

    Wow, looks like you had great fun! What a great giveaway too! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

  201. quilary

    April 11, 2011

    What a brilliant fabric fest – love all the goodies in the giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  202. Carbonated Creations

    April 11, 2011

    All great fabrics, you got a great haul. I’m always happy when I see people posting their Quilt Show or Quilt Market photos because so many of us don’t get to go and experience the excitement and the insider look/info. Thanks for hosting a very fabulous giveaway!

  203. Marcia W.

    April 11, 2011

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. Wouldn’t it be fun for a Marcia to win Marcia D’s fabrics! Glad that you and yours had both a good time and a safe trip. alternate email mlwright29(at) hotmail(dot)com

  204. karen

    April 11, 2011

    I would love to go to a quilt show! looks like you picked up
    some great finds!!!

  205. Becky in Georgia

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your visit to Festival! Beautiful fabric! Thanks so much for your generosity with the giveaway!

  206. Trish

    April 11, 2011

    Im new to quilting and would LOVE to win fabrics that alot of quilters blog about! thanks for the giveaway!

  207. Allison

    April 11, 2011

    It looks like it was a blast! I’m jealous.

  208. Lindsey

    April 11, 2011

    What a fun trip! These fabrics are amazing! Thanks for the chance!

  209. Lori

    April 11, 2011

    Go you. I think I’d jump out of my skin if my sister were to take up quilting!

    PS. Speaking of skin…non-brown arms means you won’t get skin cancer. Healthy yea, leather ladies boo… But I do know how it goes in the Midwest, tan is so ‘it’. Always bugged me growing up there šŸ™

  210. Bea

    April 11, 2011

    You trip sounds awesome. I love that bag. Really cute. Thank you so much for this really generous giveaway!

  211. LisaT

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for the chance! Looked like an awesome quilt show. Love the block quilt in the upper right of your photos. Thanks for sharing.

  212. Jenn H

    April 11, 2011

    Awesome bag! Thanks for taking us along on the fun trip!

    Thanks for the chance to share!

  213. Shannon

    April 11, 2011

    So lovely, and what fun! I will have to add Cincinati of my places to go! Quilt away with all the great ideas you’ve gathered from the show~

  214. Chelsea

    April 11, 2011

    Wow, sounds like an awesome show! I love the wall of Marcia’s fabric samples, such a beautiful way of displaying them. It kind of reminds me of the quilt that one of the couples tacked up on their hotel room wall in Best of Show. Lol!

  215. Patty D

    April 11, 2011

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun with all that fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

  216. Sharon Sisel

    April 11, 2011

    Oh my gosh — what a WONDERFUL give away! Please pick me!

  217. Trudy

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway… I really enjoy your work and your blog!!’

  218. AlwaysInspired

    April 11, 2011

    I just adore that tote bag! What a fun show! Those quilts are amazing!

  219. k scott

    April 11, 2011

    WOW… Those fabrics would be a breath of spring to my stash… Love the pictures of the quilts!

  220. Cat

    April 11, 2011

    I wish I could have gone! I love catching up with the pictures, though. I’ll make it to the next one…I hope!

  221. Debra

    April 11, 2011

    I wish I could have been there. Those Kaffe stripes are beautiful!

  222. Michele

    April 11, 2011

    Thanks for the chance to win! Love your little folks quilt. i’ve been pinning/saving photos for inspiration while trying to figure out what to do with my stack of fabric…it’s so darn precious that i’m terrified to cut into it!

  223. Joanna

    April 11, 2011

    Looks like it was an awesome quilt show. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jmbyer at gmail (dot) com

  224. angela d.

    April 11, 2011

    What great finds! Thanks for the opportunity.

  225. Billie K

    April 11, 2011

    So many wonderful colors. I would love to win.

  226. Ann

    April 11, 2011

    Gasp! Are you really giving away one of your coveted Tula Pink Neptune honeybuns????? Very generous!!!! Thanks for the chance. Count me in!

  227. Carol H.

    April 12, 2011

    It has been too long since I went to a quilt show. Looks like you had fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  228. Rachael

    April 12, 2011

    Looks like that was so much fun! Thank you!

  229. Danette

    April 12, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your pictures and for the opportunity to win these lovely fabrics.

  230. Peach Rainbow

    April 12, 2011

    Looks like it was so fun and I love that tote bag šŸ˜€
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway

  231. Abby

    April 12, 2011

    …so this is pretty much the most amazing giveaway I’ve seen in a while – Neptune *spazes out a little and crosses her fingers*

    I’d love to go to a quilt show, there aren’t any around me that I know of …. looks like so, so much fun. And that tote is too much fun, you’ve got great style šŸ™‚

  232. Wendy ladd

    April 12, 2011

    Wow, what a fun time! So great to be able to share your quilting fun with your sister. Great giveaway. Thanks!

  233. Marijke van Swaaij

    April 12, 2011

    Oh, that Marcia Derce fabric samples, those alone are a great source of inspiration and i admire her fabrics! And the other fabrics! That’s a Royal Giveawy Hope I win (and I will pay for the shipping cost of course!)

  234. karen p.

    April 12, 2011

    Wow! I’d love to find those goodies at a show!

  235. Tong

    April 12, 2011

    Oooo looks like you had tons of fun! I traveled to Cincinnati for the quilt show as well (from Canada)! Love all the goodies you have picked up and thanks for the giveaway!

  236. Linda Erickson

    April 12, 2011

    Oh wow, what a giveaway!! You are most generous to be sure. The quilt show must have been wonderful, and I’d sure love to go to Fabric Shack since I have bought from them online for a number of years.
    Thanks!

  237. Jane m.

    April 12, 2011

    Loved seeing your photos of the show! thanks for sharing. Winning some of these wonderful fresh fabrics would be such a treat! thanks for the chance.

  238. Molly

    April 12, 2011

    This is a fabulous giveaway! Wow. I have never been to a quilt show/festival. Love the photos. Thanks for taking us along with you!

  239. Carla G

    April 12, 2011

    Wow – sounds like you had a great time at the Quilt Show! I would love to go one day… Thanks for a chance to win some of your finds from the show! šŸ™‚

  240. Kata

    April 12, 2011

    I like all the fabrics, they look lovely! Hope your sister doesn’t mind you give away what she found! Thanks!

  241. Gali

    April 12, 2011

    it’s amazing.
    i hope i win…
    šŸ™‚
    katz.gali(at)gmail.com

  242. artbeth

    April 12, 2011

    I always enjoy reading reports on quilt shows. Someday I hope to go to one myself. The fabric stores sound good too; maybe I should go visit my Cincinnati relatives!

  243. LisaB

    April 12, 2011

    oooh – pretty fabric!

  244. Michelle

    April 12, 2011

    What a fun trip all the way around for everyone! And I’m, of course, hoping I’ll win that fun fabric, but well, I never do, so I probably won’t. And that’s okay. But I can still try, eh?

  245. Jennifer

    April 12, 2011

    How generous! Thanks for the giveaway.

  246. Maria

    April 12, 2011

    I’ve been eyeballing the Neptune collection lately … thanks for the chance to win!

  247. Charlotte

    April 12, 2011

    Awesome giveaway! I have been wishing for some Neptune, hardcore!

  248. delia

    April 12, 2011

    What a fun trip! Thanks for the giveaway!

  249. lori

    April 12, 2011

    I miss the quilt show NOT being in Chicago…Lucky you!!!
    Love your site, a very happy place. thank you.

  250. duff

    April 12, 2011

    I’m a total Marcia Derse fan! I get my fix at Acorn Quilts in Rockford.
    thanks for all the great photos and your bag is too funny!

  251. Barb B

    April 12, 2011

    I love all your treats you found at the quilt show. I am just a little envious.

  252. tjesa

    April 12, 2011

    Have always wanted to go to the big ‘spring’ quilt show…glad you were able to do so! Love, love Marcia Derse’s fabric. Thanks for you generous giveaway.

  253. sharon

    April 12, 2011

    I need to plan ahead and go to a quilt show
    It looks like it was lots of fun

  254. kate@ SwimBikeQuilt

    April 12, 2011

    a great time. a great haul. i need to get myself to a quilt show!

  255. Viv

    April 12, 2011

    Looks like you had a great itme. I wish my family were interested in quilting but sadly I’m the only one šŸ™ Luckily I’m training my daughter to love quilts.

  256. Courtney

    April 12, 2011

    šŸ™‚ Glad you got to have fun & family time!!!

  257. Libby Fritsche

    April 12, 2011

    Your quilt show photos make me long for our guild show in June! But the way the year is flying by… it will be here before I know it. Thanks for sharing and for your giving.

  258. Debi

    April 12, 2011

    Would absolutely love to win this!!! I love Neptune and cant get me hands on it. Thanks!!!

  259. Kate

    April 12, 2011

    Wow, looks like a great show! And I love your bag. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

  260. Collette

    April 12, 2011

    Love love those Lightning bug dots. It looks like you had a great time. I love that picture of your daughter. Quite fairy-tale-ish. (That’s a word, right?)

  261. Fran

    April 13, 2011

    The Quilt Show looks amazing, sounds like you had lots of fun. Such beautiful fabrics in the giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

  262. Kate

    April 13, 2011

    Wow – this looks like a great quilt show! Fun family adventure šŸ™‚

  263. Emily

    April 13, 2011

    Wow! That really makes me wish I hadn’t missed the show a couple weeks ago here in Chicago! Lovely giveaway! šŸ™‚

  264. Ginger Fikes

    April 13, 2011

    Love all that fabric! What a great weekend you had!!!

  265. Beth T.

    April 13, 2011

    What a generous giveaway. And Wednesday is my birthday—your timing is perfect! šŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to enter.

  266. Kerry

    April 13, 2011

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Thank you.

  267. Ellen Ban

    April 13, 2011

    Just got back from Cincinnati myself! Missed the tent sale at Fabric Shack since I didn’t make it there until Monday.
    Enjoyed the Quilt show, Skyline, Graeters and visiting family!

  268. Nancy

    April 13, 2011

    What a great haul!

  269. Eileen

    April 13, 2011

    So sorry I missed it! Used to live in Cincinnati in my prequilting days. Maybe next year I can get there. I’m goning to try to get to the Fabric Shack this summer!

  270. Jackie

    April 13, 2011

    i am so coveting that neptune jelly roll! and those color samples are beautiful. great giveaway!

  271. Sandy N.

    April 13, 2011

    What a great giveaway! Would love to win those! Thanks for the opportunity.=)

  272. Erin

    April 13, 2011

    I love your blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win a giveaway! Though I never win! I keep trying! I wish I was closer to see the quilt show!

  273. yenni

    April 13, 2011

    what a exciting trip…and a wonderful giveaway..^^

  274. Courtney L.

    April 13, 2011

    Fabulous! I love working with honey buns. So convenient for postage stamp quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  275. Natalie

    April 13, 2011

    Wow, the quilt show looks amazing! What great fabric finds!

  276. Katrina Kahn

    April 13, 2011

    Wow I would love to be entered in your give-away!

  277. Brenda

    April 13, 2011

    I just found your blog – love all of your colorful projects!

  278. Sarah

    April 13, 2011

    Boy I’d love to visit a fabric shop like that, those stacks of Kaffe Stripes were awesome! Great giveaway, please enter me in!

  279. Stray Stitches

    April 13, 2011

    Looks like you had a ton of fun at the quilt show. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

  280. Kyndra

    April 13, 2011

    Wow! Love the giveaway! I will totally have to put the festival on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing your pics!!!

  281. Connie Gruning

    April 13, 2011

    AMAZING giveaway!! thank you!!
    Connie

  282. Heather

    April 13, 2011

    DROOOOOOL!! BIG TIME!!

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