Friday, October 21, 2011

Giveaway Winner and Other News

What a fantastic week! First thank you to all who entered the giveaway. A special thank you for all who are joining my blog. Welcome! And thank you to those who continue to follow. It is appreciated.

The giveaway winner is:

Blogger Kirsten said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!

I have to admit, and I'm still sometimes embarrassed by this, that my favourite colour is pink. It used to red... does that mean I've faded???
October 18, 2011 8:23 AM

I received a lovely email from the Editor-in-Chief of American Quilter magazine yesterday:

Hi Jackie,
Thank you for sharing your quilt story. I just posted it on the American Quilter magazine blog at Your grandmother must have been a very special lady indeed!

I was so excited when I read this and went right to the website. My quilt 'Bye Gram, I Love You' had just returned home earlier this week and was finally hanging back in it's rightful place. It had been travelling to 3 juried shows since May. So when I got this email, I just looked at my quilt and smiled with a tear in my eye. My Gram would have been so shocked to think that all this could have happened. Honestly, when I sat sitting on my grandmother's stool sewing on all those hundreds of buttons, I never imagined that this quilt would generate so much interest. I am truly speechless.

As you know, this week, our team launched Amanda's new fabric line Delighted. I did a talk at my guild and had almost 50 in attendance. We made the little pin cushions.

Here are a couple of them working away at them.

One of the ladies, Judy, came and showed me her block she is doing for the Tinners club at our guild. I was so astounded with it, that she let me take a pic of it. I believe she said there were over 150 3/4" strips in it. That is 1/4" finished strip, in case you were wondering how big each of those little pieces were.

Isn't it just the cutest block?

Stay tuned next week, I am doing a fun review and a giveaway.


gill said...

Congratulations Kirsten!

Rosa said...

Congratulations Kristen!!

Love your xmas tree.

Connie said...

Congratulations Kristen and what a neat Christmas tree! So many small pieces.

Snoodles said...

Congratulations to the winner, and to you, Jackie! What a wonderful thing, to have your tribute to your Gram so loved by others, who see the love sewn into it. That's so very special.
Really like your circle tree, and the tree made of strips, too!

Lynn said...

Congratulations to you that your Gram's quilt is getting so much attention. It is really special.

And that tree quilt is amazing! Such tiny pieces - yikes.

Kirsten said...

I can't resist this pun... I am tickled pink!!! How do I claim my prize? I would have loved to have been at the class last Friday, but we weren't in town.

Whoever gets that Tinners block is a winner too - spectacular!

Kirsten said...

Argh... I meant last *Wednesday*!