Friday, July 27, 2012

The Needle and Thread Network

I am over doing a guest post at The Needle and Thread Network.  This blog was designed to bring Canadian quilters together, and today they are featuring me.  I am showing some new 3D art quilts over there.

If you are joining me from TN&TN then welcome.   Take a look around and if you like what you see, please hit the 'follow' button.

Remember I told you I was making a quilt out of something made from wood.   None of you guessed the right answer.  A few said toothpicks, I did that this past spring:


Here is the one I was working on....

Can you tell what I used?   It is wooden clothespins!  They have been covered with mini ric rac and ribbon and buttons.   Each corner has a polka dot button.   


 One nice thing about clothespins is that they have holes provided for you to stitch through.



I am also doing a little giveaway in celebration of Canadian quilters.   You don't have to be from Canada to enter though!   I adore all of you=)  I picked up these beauties at Quilt Market and they are from Art Gallery Fabrics.   I really like this company, the fabric has a very soft supple feel to it.   The winner will win a fat quarter of each fabric shown below.  This is all from the same collection.



All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me where you are from.  If you don't want to do that, tell me your very favourite junk food.   Mine is stale red licorice.   And it has to be stale so it is nice 'n' chewy.  I will pick a winner on August 3, 2012.   Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

48 comments:

Christine said...

Hi, Jackie: I am from Ontario as well.

Tomorrow I am heading off to TO to Quilts at the Creek, a quilt show at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Should be interesting. Praying for clear weather!

jlk said...

I'm from MD. It's not in Canada.

Lynn said...

I'm from Colorado (not any where near Denver/Aurora). I live in southern Colorado, about 30 miles north of New Mexico. AND my favorite junk food is chocolate.

elle said...

Heart of the Continent. Just an hour from Winnipeg!

Brenda said...

Hi Jackie: I saw your post over at TNTN. I'm from Winnipeg and my favourite treat (it's not junk!) is anything chocolate.

Kat said...

Howdy, all the way from Calgary. Very clever use of clothespins.

Needled Mom said...

Those clothespins are darling and they make such a great art quilt.

I'm from CA.

Gill said...

Hi jackie
I'm from England and eagerly waiting for the Olympics to start!!

B Greene said...

I now live in NE Pennsylvania after 15 years in Georgia, so I am getting closer to Canada :-)

What Comes Next? said...

nice article about you on TNTN, I enjoyed finding out more about you. I never would have guessed clothespins, but they do make a great embellishment. I'm originally from Nova Scotia, but now live in British Columbia

sherry said...

hi i'm from the geographical center of british columbia

Ella said...

I'm from Atlanta! Cool use of materials!

freakadoodles said...

I'm in Florida, USA. Thanks for the giveaway!

Justine said...

I'm from Guelph and work on the Quilt Index.

Leah said...

Clever idea with the clothespins! I am from South Carolina, USA. :)

Ginette said...

I am from Ottawa and I love fresh jujubes from Farm Boy! Thanks for the opportunity!

Courtneysews said...

I am from New York. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sallie said...

M&Ms with peanuts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy said...

I am from Blaine, Washington, just a couple miles south of Canada in the very NW corner of USA. Judy

Mimi said...

I come from a very small town in Northwestern Ontario. These fabrics are awesome!!

Sheila said...

Jackie , I love that you create outside the box , great work. I am from Nova Scotia . Thanks for the chance.

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

from Trenton, Florida, USA
Cheez-its are favorite junk food (I classify the special dark chocolate that I eat as a health food)
Lovely fabrics - thanks for the chance and congratulations

quilt happy said...

mine is ice cream all the time

Sam said...

Hey Jackie, I'm from BC, but now residing in Kindersley, Sask. I like salty junk.

Jennifer Gail said...

Hi I'm from Tennessee USA
Thanks

CraftyViolet said...

I'm in Chatham Ontario - but I used to live on Manitoulin Island!

Sorry, I don't eat junk food so no favorite for me. I guess the closest thing would be frozen yogurt..cherry!

Mary Ann said...

Hello:) I'm from Ontario.

My favourite junk food is stale licorice too....any flavour except the green minty flavour.

sandra said...

Hi Jackie, you can guess where I am from. Love your new quilt with clothes pins, I would never have guessed. I love ice cream mostly any flavour. Met l really nice lady in a quilt shop in Woodstock and she was in your quilt guild and knew you. I forgot to ask her her name. But she said you were a real sweetie who made beautiful quilts. As if I didn't know that already. Blessings Sanera

Dresden Quilter said...

I am from Ontario. I enjoyed reading the Friday Feature about you.

Myra said...

I'm your neighbour and I have spelled neighbour correctly even if the spell check doesn't like it. My turn to win Jackie.

LJ said...

I live in Iowa, USA. Love what Faith did with her quilt.

mahoo said...

Hi Jackie. I'm from Ontario too, close to the nation's capital. Neat ideas you have! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kate said...

Hi Jackie:
I have to agree with Ginette, Farm Boy JuJubes are the best. I usually take them on quilt retreats and they are always gone by the second day of retreat.

trudys_person said...

Hi Jackie,

I live in North Vancouver, BC ... and my favourite junk food - that's hard! Chocolate, caramel, ice cream ... or chocolate-caramel ice cream ... Thank you for the giveaway!

Mhairi said...

I thought I was the only one who deliberately opened the liquorice packet so that it goes hard before I eat it.
Might have to start a secret society!!!
I am from Adelaide, South Australia.

Janet said...

I'm from the Yukon. I love jujubes - I'd love to try the Farm Boy ones that are recommended in your comments :)

Deborah said...

Hi Jackie--greetings from the prairies (Alberta). I love your creativity. I think my favourite piece in your blog post was the puzzle pieces for leaves.

Lisa Cox said...

I'm from Hale, Missouri. And my most favorite junk food is frozen Ding Dongs.

Rolanda said...

Hey Jackie-
I'm from Manitoulin Island and my favourite treat is chocolate cheesecake.

Susan Being Snippy said...

A bit slow in reading all my blogs this week, as the weather has finally been really good for outside things, here in coastal BC. favourite food? anything potatoes, potato chips, potato salad, mashed potatoes, french fries, scalloped potatoes...

SarahVee said...

Hi Jackie - love the new quilts!! I'm currently in Espanola, ON. Thanks for introducing me to the great Cdn network and for the chance at some fabulous fabrics!

Barb and Sharon said...

Hi Jackie - I'm from Oshawa, Ontario. My favorite junk food is the crunchy cheesies and/or black licorice, although I like mine soft!
Barb@Witsend

Wendy said...

Cute! Found you through the Needle Thread Network. I am from Saskatoon, SK. Thanks!

Mama Pea said...

That's awesome, Jackie! Very fun. I love the idea of the clothespins. Well, you already know where I'm from. Favorite junk food: Popcorn!

Snoodles said...

Aw, you know where I call home. :)
I absolutely love the clothespins...that is such a cool idea!
Hmmm, fav junk food? Peanut butter fudge!

Bonnie58 said...

Hi Jackie. We call Saskatoon, Sask. home. Red licorice is my downfall, fresh, old, or inbetween - it's all good...... Love the quilts and a Great giveaway.

bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Miss McD said...

Oh my gosh... SKITTLES!