Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 16 of 30 Day of Giveaway - Laundry Basket Quilts

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration
Day 16 Giveaway

The first time I heard Edyta Sitar speak was at the Toledo Gathering of Quilters.  She had come to give a program and share her quilts.  It was such a wonderful experience for me.  Edyta did not just share details about how she made her quilts, she shared the real life stories behind what inspired her to make the quilts.  Her quilts took on new dimension for me and I began to think differently about quilting.  I volunteered to help her husband hold up quilts while she gave her lecture.  Being 6' tall is an advantage for holding up quilts for others to see.  My secret motive was to be able to see them close up and touch them too.

These are 5 of Edyta's patterns from Laundry Basket Quilts.  She sent them to be given away to 5 very lucky IHAN blog readers.
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I really like Edyta's two books:  Hop to It and Friendship Triangles

                        
Both books are excellent.  I love applique so I just had to have Hop To ItFriendship Triangles came out after Fall Quilt Market and IHAN was fortunate enough to be able to give an autographed copy to a lucky IHAN blog reader :)  Many guilds and friends have had a great time participating in the Triangle Block Exchange Program Edyta shares in her book. 

That's not all....Edyta now designs fabric for MODA too!!!
I have purchased her Aloha fabric line and I love, love, love it!!! To purchase some of Edyta's fabric you can click here and you will magically be taken to the land of beautiful fabrics :)

Now you know why I like Edyta Sitar's patterns, books and fabrics....she has a gift!

The above pictured patterns will be given to five very lucky IHAN blog readers.  To qualify please leave a comment on this post telling us if you are familiar with Edyta's work and why you would like to win one of her patterns.  Feel free to share your preference so if  you win I'll know what pattern you would like :)

Thank you Edyta and Laundry Basket Quilts for joining in IHAN's Anniversary Celebration!!!

Smiles,
Kelly
For additional information about increasing your chances of winning a drawing please click here.

65 comments:

  1. I love Edyta's designs, but so far I haven't gotten around to making any. I'd love to move from using her as an inspiration to actually creating one of her designs with my fabric choices. Winter Lily has caught my eye before, but I like Vine and Berries, too. Now I'm off to look at her fabrics-I didn't know!!

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  2. Gee, I'm not familiar with Edytha, but she sure is some talented lady. If I were to win I'd choose either the Daffodil or the Starburst patterns. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Did not know Edyta's work but my favorite is the daffodil.

    A quick peek at the fabrics made me smile!

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  4. Oh, my gosh....they are all beautiful. I had not heard of her work until I read this post. They all look SO hard, though. I am wondering if I'd be able to do ANY of them??? I love the look of the daffodil the best...and then Vine and Berries and then Shooting Star.

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  5. I hadn't heard of her before today. I absolutely love her batik materials! They are gorgeous! My favorite pattern being offered is the vine and berries table runner. I love the smaller projects because I know I will actually get them done!

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  6. I have not heard of her work until I started to blog a couple of months ago. I love the Daffodil Quilt and The Vines and Berries pattern.
    I also like the looks of her fabric.
    Elaine

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  7. Hi Kelly,

    I love Daffodils and I believe I saw it at the Lancaster Quilt show last weekend. Hope I win it!
    Were you there? I thought it was you getting off the elevator as I was getting on but the crush of people makes it difficult to communicate. We had lots of fun.

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  8. As always, include me, please

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  9. I adore Edyta's patterns and would absolutely love to win the Winter Lily pattern!

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  10. If I win i'd really like the Winter Lily pattern. Thanks.

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  11. I would love to win any of Edyta's patterns, fabrics...I love, love them all! I just love to quilt, love our sight...can I just quilt 24/7? Are you giving away sleep?

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  12. I haven't made any of Edyta designs but one of these days when things calm down she is at the top of my to do list. I like Shooting Star..

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  13. I did Edyta's elegant garden quilt as BOM from my LQS and it's one of my favorite quilts. The blocks were small but fun. I just went to her website and see she's has a Hop To It embroidery CD...I might have to check this out. If I win I would probably choose Winter Lily but I like them all.

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  14. Those are some beautiful quilts. I am not familiar with her work, but it is stunning. I love the Shooting Star, but would probably never finish it in a lifetime so would pick the Vines and Berries.

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  15. Hi, I love Edyta Sitar's shooting star pattern! I have admired her pieced and aplique patterns for years! Thank you very much for the chance to win one. She is so talented! Sharonj.

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  16. I was not familiar with Edyta's work until you introduced me to her. She has such beautiful patterns and books. The patterns look so elegant. They would make up into such a lovely gift.

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  17. I'm not familiar with Edyta but those are some knockout patterns! I'd love to win! I especially love the Winter Lily quilt pattern!

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  18. I haven't made any of her designs, but I really like Snow Sparkle!

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  19. I'm not familiar with Edyta's work, so thanks for introducing me. I especially like Shooting Star and Snow Sparkle.

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  20. Thank you for introducing Edyta to us. I have not seen her work before. I would love to make the daffodil pattern for my mom who is an experienced (88 years) gardener...starting digging in the dirt her first years of life :-)
    Thank you for the giveaway chance.

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  21. I like the Shooting Star or the Snow Sparkle patterns best.

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  22. Winter Lily & Vine and Berries are my favorites. I have seen her work before and think it is absolutely beautiful.

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  23. I have not seen Edyta's work before, but I'm very excited by it. Way neat!

    My favorite pattern is Shooting Star (I'm in love with stars and triangles and anything pointy like that in a quilt)... but it's probably above my current quilting level. Oh well, a girl can dream!

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  24. I have not seen Edyta's work before, but after reading about her here have searched on the internet for her. She has BEAUTIFUL stuff...
    I would love to try some of hers. I am not a huge fan on applique, but I could see myself doing some of her stuff :)

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  25. I am new to quilting and am not familiar with Edyta. I will have to check her designs out. Fun!

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  26. I have not seen any of her patterns but just love the Daffodils Quilt and would love to make it.

    Rosemary
    Cntryways@att.net

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  27. I don't know Edyta's work, but her fabrics are beautiful and so are her quilts. Love the triangles, lovely work. Thanks for sharing her with the rest of us.

    chris_divechime@yahoo dot com

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  28. I'm not familiar with Edyta's work. She has beautiful patterns! I like the Shooting Star.

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  29. I would love to see her work up close and personal and hear her speak! Her designs are beautiful!

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  30. Edyta's patterns are beautiful! I love Vine and Berries, especially, but they are all beautiful. What a lovely drawing prize. Thanks to Edyta and to you, Kelly! Can't wait until the 16th.

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  31. I don't think I have ever seen these patterns before.... but I LOVE the Friendship Triangles!!
    Beautiful!

    SheilaC

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  32. I am not familiar with her work, but these patterns look awesome, and her fabric is beautiful. I'd love to win a pattern, they look like they would challenge me!

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  33. I am familiar and really love her patterns. I have at the shooting star pattern and blue and brown fabric to go with it in kind of a scrappy look in various blues and browns. Hope I get a chance to get it started. Have made a promise that I have to completely finish something first!

    ; -)I really like her Winter Lily Pattern. It is similar to a Carolina Lily block and I love that one!

    Your giveways just get better and better!

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  34. I love the shooting stars quilt and have wanted to try this technique of 3d-ish points...her fabrics look gorgeous too.

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  35. I have seen Edyta's name mentioned in articles, but am not familiar with her work, which I now know is absolutely gorgeous! I think the daffodil quilt is so fun! What a great giveaway!!

    mybusyhands@gmail.com

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  36. I really like the aloha fabric. I have a son living in Hawaii and it reminds me of him. Also I really like the shooting star pattern but I'm really in love with sewing stars!

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  37. The shooting stars pattern looks like a fun challenge. So pretty!
    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

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  38. Hi what lovely patterns. I would be happy with any of them, but the vines and berries is the one that 'takes my eye', especially as I have just discovered the joys of applique. thanks for making this possible. Sam (Sandra) s.downes@murdoch.edu.au

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  39. I am not familar with Edyta's work, yet have heard of Laundry Basket Quilts. Well, I have never purchased a quilt pattern, though have purchased technique books that have patterns. It would be a learning experience to actually use a pattern with real instructions. Perhaps my end product would look better. Winning the Shooting Star pattern would be a good place to begin.:)

    Thank you Edyta and Laundry Basket Quilts. mlwright29 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  40. I'd like the shooting star quilt pattern. I already have the templates and it would be nice to use them!

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  41. I am familiar with Laundry Basket quilts and especially like the Winter Lily pattern.

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  42. I'm familiar with Edyta's patterns and love them, especially the Shooting Stars and the applique patterns.

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  43. I'm not previously familiar with Edyta's patterns, but love her designs and would definitely love having these patterns for future projects!

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  44. I'm not familiar with Edyta's work, but would love to become familiar.

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  45. I hate to admit that I am not that familiar with Edyta's work, but I really like her Shooting Star pattern. I have been noticing her Friendship Triangles book in different places and this may be the incentive I need to add it to my library. Thanks to Edyta for providing this giveaway!

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  46. I had never heard of her, but I love the look of her patterns and would love to try any of them. pamspinks.blogspot.com

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  47. I am so happy to be introduced to
    Edyta's patterns - they are all
    beautiful. If I would be so lucky I would choose the Daffodil pattern.

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  48. I love Edyta's work especially the Hop to It book. I work with bunnies and would love to win this book and make that quilt including the bunny!!

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  49. Oh my goodness......
    Vines and berries is just delightful!
    so are all the rest.......but if I had to choose :0).

    No I have not heard of Edyta and Laundry Basket Quilts..but I have now :0).....thanks for more inspiration to make beautiful quilts.
    and for a chance to win a fantastic pattern.

    Happy sewing

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  50. i havent seen her patterns or fabrics before either..

    i like the aloha and applique patterns.. fabrics look great also..

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  51. thank you for sharing about Edyta. I sure love her fabrics!

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  52. Love her designs and her fabric! I am looking forward to her visit to our guild later this year. Can't wait to see that trunk show.

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  53. I have seen some of her quilts finished but didn't know the designer until now. I would love to win Winter Lily - a combination of piecing and applique.

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  54. Ooooo purty! I haven't seen her work before but I really like the looks of it.

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  55. I love all of the patterns, but I would choose Shooting Star. I have not heard of Edyta, but I am happy I have now.

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  56. Up until now I hadn't heard of her, but I do like what I see. With her talent she'll do well; those are lovely patterns for all skill levels.

    I'd like in this order (if that helps)
    1.Daffodils
    2. vine and berries
    3. shooting star

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  57. I've read her story online before, and she sounds like a lovely person. I love the Shooting Star and Daffodil patterns. Shooting Star looks like it would challenge me considerably and I like that idea.

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  58. I am not familiar with her work but I would probably choose the vine and berries...or...the daffodil pattern...or...

    OK, I would just have to take a deep breath and decide when you let me know I won!

    Thanks for all this fun!

    I am having a great time...

    But my keyboard is getting all drooly.

    Oops.

    TMI

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  59. Yes, I know she designed them just for me and I am awaiting their arrival. Thanks so much.

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  60. I love these pretty quilts! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration and ideas!
    Micki

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  61. I remember once you were giving away one of her books and I'd really like to win and I didn't :( so sad. I'd love to have one of her patterns, I'm saying my options. not sure what are their names!: 3, 2, 5, 1, 4

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  62. I have truly been coveting Edyta Sitar's patterns - I love the Daffodils and Vine and Berries and Winter Lillies, Shooting Star - you choose as I would love to have any of them.

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  63. I've heard of her pattern company, but didn't know who the talented designer was - now I know!
    I really like the Daffodils pattern - we have a lot of them that grow here and they are so pretty in the spring!

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  64. Edyta and her husband are a great team! Her quilts and stories that go with them are a joy, especially in person! It is hard, but if I had to pick one pattern, it would be Shooting Star.

    Happy Laundry Basket Day 16!

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  65. I am not familiar with Edyta Sitar, but I love her Winter Lily pattern.

    Wendy

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding.
Smiles,
Kelly

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