A Big Thank You! And……

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments over the last few days! In person, on Facebook, and here, they mean a lot to me. I was stunned and excited to hear my name called Wednesday night, and the last two days at the show have been great. My family have been my biggest supporters, and I can’t wait to get started on my next challenge quilt.

I said I would post pictures of the show, but to my dismay there was no photography allowed at the show! I was so looking forward to showing everyone the super tiny 1/16″ stipples and 1/2″ clamshell finish on Kathy K Wylie’s Flourish on the Vine, which won Best of Show. Or the amazing 3D mounting,  confetti and thread painting of Carol Seeley’s West Coast Moments: Denizens of Drury.Or the incredibly stunning, teeny tiny quilting in Val Smith’s Going Around in Circles. Fortunately, the pictures are now up on the website! Head on over to the Canadian Quilters Association website and under Gallery you will find the 2013 NJS Gallery. Or just click the link!

Thank you again for all your support and love! I appreciate everyone who follows along in my quilting adventures and takes the time to comment. To show my appreciation, I am going to have a giveaway!!

I will post the details when I return from my little holiday! For now, head on over to the CQA website and have a look at the quilts!

Stacey

Giveaway Weekend Sponsored by Flare Fabrics *Winner Announced!*

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Its Giveaway Weekend!

I am super excited to announce our very first Sponsored Giveaway!

As most of you know, Flare Fabrics is one of my favorite online stores in Canada. Not only does Marlene carry a mouth-watering assortment of batiks, which are my favorite fabrics to work with, but a great variety of modern and bold cottons as well. To make a great shop even better, Flare Fabrics offers free shipping on any order within Canada! They are just entering their 3rd year in business, and to help celebrate and spread the word Marlene from Flare Fabrics is offering not one, but TWO fat quarter bundles of  Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt to giveaway here at Stacey In Stitches! Each bundle consists of 7 coordinating prints in the Morning Palette.

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I am posting the giveaway early, because today is also Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! Hurray! If you follow Marlene’s Blog or receive the newsletter, you will see that Flare Fabrics is also offering extra surprises with an order of $25 or more all day on January 24th.  There is a little bit of something for everyone. I especially like the Odds & Ends section of the shop, which contains an assortment of Hand Painted Bali Panels from Indonesia.  This Dragonfly Panel in particular has caught my eye! I highly recommend heading on over to check things out and support a great Canadian Online Shop!

Okay, I can hear you all giggling with giddy excitement at the chance to win some beautiful Denyse Schmidt prints. So here is all you have to do:

1. Follow Stacey In Stitches however you like! Via RSS, your reader, whatever! Just leave a comment saying that you do!

2. Head on over to Flare Fabrics and either “like” them on Facebook or sign up for the newsletter ( which always has great stuff in it as well as regular Giveaways!) and leave a second comment letting me know which you picked!

IF you are already a follower of either Stacey In Stitches or Flare Fabrics (or both), just leave a comment (or two) =)

Easy Peasy! That’s TWO chances to win one of the TWO bundles.  I will keep the giveaway open until Sunday afternoon at 5pm Pacific. Please make sure that there is a way for me to reach you if you win! The giveaway is open to everyone in Canada and the United States.

Thank you to Marlene from Flare Fabrics for sponsoring the Giveaway Weekend!

Winner of Bundle 1 is: #34 Janet Yaska

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Winner of Bundle 2 is: #2 Pretty Lady Baby

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Congratulations! I will be contacting you both shortly!

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The Long Weekend Blog Hop!

I have decided to join the Long Weekend Blog Hop. The challenge is to make the Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag. It is a challenging pattern, so by doing it all together we can support and help each other out. It is being hosted by Lori H. Designs and Fabric Mutt. There are tons of great giveaways too so be sure to check it out. Head on over for all the details! Once my pattern arrives I will be getting started on my Weekender Bag!

Modern Mystery Quilt Challenge

The American Quilters Society is hosting a modern Mystery Quilt. The quilt was designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, authors of Quilts Made Modern. The best part? Its free! It is a 6 part/week Mystery Quilt, and part 1 is up now. Part 2 will be up next week.

Because this is a free quilt-a-long, I would love for everyone to participate and send me pictures of your progress week to week! I will post pictures as we go, and then after the last installment we will have a final reveal of everyone’s finished quilt tops! You will get to vote for your favorite, and the top with the most votes will win a fat quarter pack! That’s right! I will put together a packet of 5 fresh modern fat quarters for one of my lucky readers to win! So please, share this with all your friends and lets have some fun! The deadline for submissions will be November 14th, 2012. Voting will run from November 15th to November 25th, and the Winner(s) will be announced November 26th. Voting Closed. 

To Participate:

1. Comment below so I know how many people interested. For every 10 entrants I will add a Fat Quarter Packet.  If there are more than 10 entries we will have a first, second and third place!

2. Encourage your friends to follow the blog and vote for your quilt! The more followers, the more votes!

3. Send a photo of your finished quilt top ( it does not have to be quilted) by November 14th, 2012

Here is the link! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

This challenge will be open to international participants as well! Quilting is its own language, one that is spoken with color and thread and heard with the eyes, and understood by all!

As Always,

Happy Quilting!