Dec 11 10

Two Blogs You Should be Reading and The Birthday Give – Away Marathon Begins!

Today marks the beginning of the one week countdown to my 54th birthday, so today will be the first of eight days of give-aways on my blog!  But before we get to that, I want to tell you about 2 blogs that should be on your regular read list if they aren’t already there.  The first blog up is “May Your Bobbin Always Be Full.” This incredible blog by LuAnn Kessi is full of beautiful pictures of quilts in progress, step by step tutorials, and loads of inspiration. I met LuAnn online a few years ago when she wrote me and showed me some photos of quilts she had made that were oh-so-luscious! I started reading her blog and have been bowled over ever since! Trust me, this blog is worth scrolling backwards on to see all her old posts, but make sure you check out her most recent posts, like the one about making magnetic pin holders out of adorable plates (what an incredible gift idea!) and also her “challenge quilt” posts. I am in love with that challenge quilt! Isn’t it funny how you meet people online in this way? LuAnn, I REALLY hope our paths cross in real life someday because I just know we could have loads of fun together!!

The next blog you should be reading regularly is I Have a Notion by Kelly Jackson. I was a reader of Kelly’s blog a couple years back when we met at Checker Distributors and found out that we actually live about 20 minutes away from one another! I am here to tell you that Kelly is just as nice and funny in person as she is on her blog! The I Have a Notion Blog is hands-down THE place to go to learn about new products in the quilting world. Kelly takes thousands of pictures (no joke, she really does takes thousands of pictures) when she goes to Quilt Market and then she posts great summaries and tutorials of these products on her blog. Kelly is the one who introduced me to Sizzix and that has changed my life! Kelly also has a wonderful online store and has incredible customer service. (Hey wait a minute, this is just like Miracle on 34th street, when Santa sent people from Macy’s to Gimbles!). Bottom line, this blog will keep you up to date on what’s new and fun in the quilt world, and you’ll get some chuckles out of your visit as well! Make sure you head over there in the next couple of days, because she’s got a give-away going on right now!

And now for day#1 of the 8 days of Patsy’s Birthday Give-Away marathon…Our first give away will be:

Yep, it’s a package of 40 strips of beautiful Tonga Treat Sugarplum batik fabrics, ready for you to piece together to create the quilt of your dreams!  This assortment of fall colors would make a great autumnal themed quilt.  Retail value is $35.55 but if you win this give away, the package will be yours for free!  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this particular blog post telling me how you want to use these fabrics.  If you post a comment AND make any purchase in our online store between 12/9/10-12/19/10, your name will be entered in the drawing for that item 4 times! Can you enter the drawing for everyday of the marathon to be eligible for each give-away? Of course! Comments close at 12:01 am (eastern time) on Monday, 12/20/10 and the winners for the week of give-aways will be drawn sometime during that week.  (It’s a busy time, so you’ve gotta cut me some slack about getting that part done!)  Let the games begin!


  1. Paula Says:

    I would love to try a coiled basket … Thank you for the giveaway and happy holidays!