Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Aardvark Quilts at Spring Quilt Market 2010 in Minneapolis

I was walking down an isle at Quilt Market and my eyes landed on these Quilts.  The energy of these Quilts just drew me in.  I loved the colors, patterns and overall movement.  Have you ever just had something "grab" you and you just wanted to move towards it?  (I'm not talking about ice cream or chocolate here...I'm one level up in the arts...lol)
Meet Pam Goecke Dinndorf, Aardvark Quilts Designer.  Pam I'm pleased to introduce you to the IHAN blogifers :) 

Pam's husband is a "real" photographer so he helped me take some photos while I had the opportunity to get to know Pam a little better.  I only wish he could have made my black and white strip shirt look better.  I'm certain it is his photography and not my shirt!!!  LOL
If I had sat down I'm certain I would not have gotten up until the end of the day.  I just loved the way the Quilts were displayed and the booth was laid out.  
Can you feel the energy?  I re-experience it by just looking at the photos.
I don't think I could sleep in if I slept with this quilt.  I know I would smile every time I saw it, even in the night when I'm headed back to bed.....I'd just feel that, "oh yeah baby" feeling.
Isn't this table runner just beautiful?  It could be made in your colors and it would be great on a formal table as well as a casual table depending on the fabric.  (I'm thinking some Dupioni Silk would be WONDERFUL)


I really enjoyed getting to meet Pam and seeing all of the Aardvark Quilt Patterns. As I went to purchase some patterns Pam offered to give me two patterns to give away on my blog. Woooo Hoooo!!! IHAN blogifers love Giveaways, don't you?

THANK YOU AARDVARK QUILTS !!!


Antique Rug

Both patterns have been autographed too!!!

If you would like to have the opportunity to own one of these two patterns, I'd like you to leave a comment on this post telling us why you want to win one of the Aardvark Quilt Patterns.  I will do a random drawing on 6/6/10 and announce the winners. 

Colorful and Energetic Smiles,
Kelly

37 comments:

  1. I, too, am drawn to color saturation. I'd like a pattern because....well...just because!

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  2. I loved the strippy table runner... too cool. And yes, dupioni silks would be gaw-juss!

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  3. Thanks for the introduction to Aardvark Quilt Patterns. Wow do they have some beautiful designs. I'd love to try their patterns. Love your idea of usng Dupioni Silk with there diamond design! Please count me in this giveaway. These patterns, in this generous giveaway, look beautiful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  4. I love their patterns, they are so unique and eclectic... they make the kind of quilts you want your family to keep forever. I'd love to win!

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  5. THE COLORS!!! No wonder you were drawn to the quilts!! I would love to call one of these patterns my own!! Thanks to Aardvark for the fun patterns!!

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  6. Wow, those quilts are fantastic, love the bright bold cheerful colors. I would love to have a pattern, oh wait I need a pattern to use up some stash.

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  7. That was a lovely display! They make such gorgeous quilt patterns. Simple shapes that can really come alive with colour! Thank you for giving us the opurtunity to win one, Sharonj.

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  8. Never heard of dupioni silks.....maybe I should look into it....great pattens......

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  9. You're so right about the energy...the color along with the stunning designs just pop! I love the Antique Rug pattern. It looks like just the kind of quilt I could use lots of different fabric choices with. Lynne

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  10. I checked out the website and Aardvark Quilt designer Pam Goecke Dinndorf certainly has a talent for pattern making. Usually patterns are either colorful and interesting or the design is intricate. These patterns, however, combine both elements. There are Mod Square and Beveled Blocks patterns that look like they're 3-D! Amazing!! (And not too intricate that the patterns seems daunting.) thanks for pointing out this fabulous company, Kelly!

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  11. Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing!

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  12. The quilts are vivid and I like vivid quilts. Is that enough of an excuse?

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  13. WOW! What a color trip!!

    Both of the patterns offered would be a wonderful way to work up leftovers and make a scrappy quilt.

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  14. The Paperweight pattern looks intriguing...perhaps it includes a fun new way of sewing "curves" without work?!? I'd love to win that, and promise to email you a photo of my completed quilt using that pattern! Thanks.

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  15. Well, it's obvious I'd love to make an Aardvark quilt or two. *S*

    Especially that one on the settee in the 3rd pic down.

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  16. I absolutely LOVE the herringbone tablerunner! I have just the fabric for it!

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  17. I would like to win an Aardvark quilt pattern because the quilts are so alive with color and design.
    Elaine

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  18. Love the quilts because I love the colors. I'd love a pattern because I like to try new things!

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  19. I'd love a chance to win one of these patterns because those quilts are FABULOUS. I love the bright colors and the patterns in them. I can't wait to make one!

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  20. I love those quilts in those colors. What a great combo. I would love make one for myself.

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  21. The patterns are fantastic! I would love to win one. Thank you for introducing me to Aardvark Quilts.

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  22. Hi Kelly,

    Those Aardvark Quilts are stunning! I would love to win one of the patterns -- both are great, but I have to tell you that I really, really, really like the first one -- it reminds me of the blown-glass baubles we see at Sauder's when we go there with the grandchildren.

    See you next Thursday!
    Shari Wiseman

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  23. hey those colors really pop out at ya,So glad you found her booth, an shared with us, would love to win one of her patterns, pick me Brenda from Utah

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  24. Like you Kelly, I have no fear of color. The patterns and colors are beautiful.

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  25. I met Pam in Minnesota at Gruber's about 5 summers ago. She was working there and had started her own line of patterns. Looks like there are some new ones that I don't already have (hint hint),

    Thanks for sharing the booth!

    Jane

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  26. These are so inspirational, I would love to make one and better yet win
    a pattern. thanks
    Would be a great birthday present...

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  27. Oh, gosh, they are all so beautiful!! I'd love to win one of the patterns so I could make a real quilt to replace the K-mart special we have now! THANKS for sharing with us!!

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  28. After viewing the aardvark quilts web site, I read the emphasis was on simple quilts and color.

    I would like an opportunity to play with the one pattern that is SIMPLE. :-)

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  29. I would like to try to work on the most simple pattern and love the colors.

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  30. These patterns look so fun to make!

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  31. Stunning quilts! The color choices and prints are fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I would love the chance to win a pattern, esp the paperweight one, so cool. Can't you just see it done in Kaffe fabrics?? MMMMMMMM

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  33. Love the quilts and would love to win one of the patterns.

    Rosemary

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  34. Lately color draws me in and really like these colors. Also, aardvark is a quirky name that suits me. This will be my first autographed pattern if win. Thank you for this giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  35. Being a 'collector' of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, these patterns look to be the perfect avenue to finally use them!

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  36. I have never tried an aardvark design, so would like to win and give it a whirl!

    SheilaC

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  37. Don't know whether I am too late. I haven't been reading or blogging recently. Colours in the quilts and designs are beautiful. Please add my name, if possible. You seem to have had a wonderful time.

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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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