Showing posts with label Quilt in a Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quilt in a Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where in the World...day 4

Since I was out carousing late last night...I didn't get a chance to tell you the rest of the story about Day 3...so...here goes :)

As SewCalGal was driving about,  we spotted some quilt blocks on a building....so the car came to a halt and it would not start.  She got out to check the alternator....and I laid down on the curb.
Ya just never know where you'll find my baggy woman self...laying on curbs in Southern California :)

A person can't be in Southern California and not stop at Quilt In A Day....that would be sacrilege!!  I was hoping to find Lady Eleanor and congratulate her on her recent induction in the the Quilters Hall of Fame.  It was a good thing we didn't stop for the flowers I was planning to give her as she was out and about.

I didn't waste any time crying....I figured while the boss was away....a very large mouse would play :)

 This equipment looked impressive ....I don't have anything like that in my sewing area : (
 I figured this must be the Lady Eleanor Studio.....where lots of wonderful films have been made. 
The chances of me ever being invited to speak on any Quilting Program is slim to absolutely none.  Therefore, I wasn't letting any grass grow under my feet.  I sat right down and pretended, just for a moment, that I was there watching Lady Eleanor taping a program.  ( I was on my best behavior too!!!  See me sitting like a good girl?)

Returning to the Quilt In A Day store I saw this bookshelf....and entire book shelf filled with Quilt in a Day books....can you even imagine?  I had goose bumps.

Check out these quilts.......






 I hope that building is insured for a bazillion dollars...that's all I have to say!

I did sneak into Lady Eleanor's classroom too.....

This is the most impressive class room that I have ever seen.  Check out the wonderful tables and chairs.  If I lived anywhere within a few hundred miles of here, I'd be taking classes there for sure.  I might even be one of those annoying people who would never leave...LOL.

Oh...and look what I saw sitting on a table...Julie Herman's (Jaybird Quilts) new book, Skip the Borders.  If I had been anywhere other than Lady Eleanor's store....I would have definitely stolen that book to give away :)  The jury of my peers would have allowed my prosecution because you never take anything from a Lady.

Besides...this was hanging on the wall and every time I moved around...the eyes looked like they were following me.  (Impressive security at QIAD!)

When I get back to IHAN® Headquarters I'm sure I'll find a fun Quilt In A Day prize to give away for those who leave a comment on this post.

Very Happy Smiles,
Kelly

PS....I almost forgot to tell you....while at Quilt In A Day I saw lots of beautiful fabrics (yes I bought some) and there is also a great sale going on....so just in case you are looking to purchase some lovely fabric from a lovely woman...I suggest you CLICK HERE :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Quilt Blocks on American Barns by Eleanor Burns Giveaway Winner

Quilt Blocks on American Barns Gift Package Giveaway



Thank you Lady Eleanor and Prince Orion (Quilt In A Day) for giving me this lovely gift package!!! 

One lucky person won this Gift Package which includes:

an Autographed copy of Quilt Blocks on American Barns, a very fun tote bag and project bag, , a package of "On Eleanor's Farm" pre-printed fusible web that includes 6 Chickens and 6 Roosters, and a package of "Quilt Blocks on American Barns" fusible web, non-woven fusible interfacing and templates that includes Windmills, Chickens and Roosters, Gambrel Barn Silos, Gothic Barn Roofs, "American Barns" text and half rectangle template.


And who is that lucky IHAN blog reader?

 Quiltingnana is the winner.  Please e-mail me with your name and address and I'll ship your prize to you tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment!!!  I appreciate your reading and commenting on the IHAN blog.  Stay tuned for more giveaways coming your way very soon :)

Smiles,
Kelly

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quilt in A Day - Eleanor Burns at Spring Quilt Market 2010

Edited 6/29/10
Lady Eleanor Burns Schoolhouse Presentation Spring Quilt Market 2010

Lady Eleanor is sporting an apron inspired by her new book, Quilt Blocks on American Barns.  You have to know if Lady Eleanor is talking there will be smiles, laughter and everyone will have a great time!! 
This is a beautiful example that was held up for showcase how beautiful the patterns are from Quilt Blocks on American Barns.  This particular quilt was made by Patricia Knoechel and was quilted by Annie Potter, long arm quilter.  The lavender and green really appeals to me. Edit: I applogize for the misspelling of the machine
quilter for Lavender Fields.  The correct spelling is Amie Potter.  Thanks to who ever sent the comment!!


Diana Edgemon made this quilt in warm natural tones from the Kansas Troubles Fabric line. 
Lady Eleanor continues to talk while a crazed Farmer rifles through her belongings.  What fun would a Schoolhouse on Barn Quilt Blocks be without the entire cast right?
I like the energy of the colors unfortunately I did not get the name of the person who made this quilt.  It can be difficult to take photos with one hand and write with the other! 
You know I resonate with this quilt, "The Funny Farm"  made by Sue Peters.  I think this might just explain some of the following photos too. 
Eleanor continues to talk and says something about when Pigs Fly and then came a Flying Pig right up the isle....what a hoot.
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Then came a crazy man being chased by an attendant from the local "home of the mentally otherly abled."
I have no idea how this fella managed to escape while still wearing a straight jacket.  Yes, that is a straight jacket for those of you who have never seen one...LOL.
I think they need to use more restraints next time....perhaps his shoe laces should be tied together so he could not run so fast.
After Schoolhouse I was walking down the hall and the Quilt In A Day Clan were gathered chatting.  I asked for a photo and they all smiled.  What a fun loving group. 
Then they insisted I get into the photo.....I was reluctant to stand with such a clan....but I thought I would do them a favor :)  Snickers.

On the Market Floor I stopped by the Quilt In A Day booth several times but Lady Eleanor and Prince Orion were always working.  I decided I would just go ahead and shoot some pix. 

Twice As Nice Plus More is the pattern you are looking at on the back wall.  It includes instructions for 3 quilts.  I just love the scalloped edges on the border below.   They used the Scallops, Vines, & Waves Template by Quilt In A Day.  My mood feels lighter just looking at this quilt again. 
Orion and Eleanor were kind enough to give me this incredible gift pictured below.  You can imagine my surprise and gratitude.
 It includes an Autographed copy of Quilt Blocks on American Barns, a very fun tote bag and project bag,  a pin with a photo of Eleanor, a package of "On Eleanor's Farm" pre-printed fusible web that includes 6 Chickens and 6 Roosters, and a package of "Quilt Blocks on American Barns" fusible web, non-woven fusible interfacing and templates that includes Windmills, Chickens and Roosters, Gambrel Barn Silos, Gothic Barn Roofs, "American Barns" text and half rectangle template.

Quilt Blocks on American Barns has excellent photos and instructions for completing each project.   There are stories of some of the barns Eleanor visited and lots of great pictures too.

Here is a close-up of the pin.....isn't it great? I think so too

You all know that when people give me things I typically have a hard time not giving it away on my blog.....it just seems like the right thing for me to do.  So, I'm going to give all of you an opportunity to win this gift package that includes everything you see above in the photo.  Well.....almost everything......
 
That pin jumped from the photo onto my camera strap and it won't come off.  I'm so terribly sorry to say that it will NOT be included in the giveaway.  I'm really sorry. (fiction.....the part about being sorry ) 

Leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to win this great collection and you have to promise you will make a Barn Quilt or wall hanging.  Non-reply bloggers and anonymous posts will not be counted unless your e-mail address is included in the comment.  The drawing will be done by random number generator on the 4th of July.

Smiles,
Kelly

Friday, June 25, 2010

IHAN Exclusive - Quilting Royalty Is Expecting A Princess

The IHAN blog has the exclusive ultrasound photos of  Princess Kylee Marie who will join a  Royal Quilting Family on or near November 9, 2010.  
Notice the hands in front of the face?  Interesting isn't it?  Do you think that says anything about what family she may belong to?  Looks to me like she is going to have great hand eye coordination....which is extremely important for quilting, don't you think?
This Princess will be absolutely beautiful, intelligent, outgoing, cheerful, hardworking, compassionate, caring, and very creative.  Can you guess what family she belongs to? 


Recognize this fella? Prince Orion Burns.....well.....he is the Proud Father of the beautiful Princess Kylee Marie Burns who is expected to make her arrival sometime in early November.
Teresa, "Mommy", is reportedly doing very well. She is a RN Hospice Nurse.  I don't have any photos to share. I need to stake out "the Royal Compound" to get more photos.  You have no idea how much money I had to pay the Ultra Sound Technician to get these exclusive photos.  I tell you, IHAN has spent countless millions to be "THE FIRST" to publish the story!!! (fiction)

While hiding in the bushes at the Quilt In A Day Royal Headquarters I did happen to hear there are some incredible preparations going on for the newest Princess' Royal Quarters.  When I get wind of the projects.....I'll be sure to share.  You know me....I can't keep my mouth shut/ typing fingers still.

Lady Eleanor with a photo of her adorable Grand Children.





The Royal Grand Children at Play with Lady Eleanor.  I'll bet you 10 bucks that Lady Eleanor has a photo of the Kylee's Ultrasound and she carries it with her.....I bet I win lots and lots and lots of 10 dollar bills!!!

Stay tuned for a review of Eleanor's Latest Book, Quilt Blocks on American Barns.  Don't be surprised if there is a wonderful Giveaway with that post too :)


Smiles,
Kelly

PS:  (You may notice they changed the title from the original title I heard about while hiding in the bushes at the QIAD Compound.....American Tattoos on Biker Babes Booties....guess that was just too "out there" for Eleanor....she took the safe route with the American Barns don't you think?  Me too!! LOL

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 31 of 31 Days of Giveaways - Twice As Nice...Plus More

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration
Day 31

by Anne Dease
and



We can't stop the giveaways until everything has been given away right?  RIGHT!!  Everyone is going to want this Twice as Nice....Plus More pattern booklet by Anne Dease.  Why?  Because with this pattern you can make two or three quilts at the same time.  All you need is a Jelly Roll and a few additional fabrics to make two and even three quilts. 

Quilt in a Day didn't stop at the pattern, they also sent the 9 1/2 inch Triangle Square Up Ruler to go with the pattern.  Now all you need is a Jelly Roll and some fabric for borders, binding and backing. 

Thank you so very much for these lovely gifts Quilt In A Day and Eleanor  I will really enjoy them.....oops I mean.....a lucky IHAN blog writer will enjoy these....ok I've got to get this straight....one lucky IHAN blog reader will be thrilled to win and I'll be so sad to see the 9 1/2 inch Triangle Square Up Ruler and Twice as Nice Plus More pattern booklet leave IHAN headquarters. 

If I were not counting  hundreds of comments I'd run downstairs and whip up a sample to show everyone Twice as Nice Plus More quilts....but I would make lots of folks very sad so you are just going to have to settle for the beautiful photos on the pattern. 

I posted Eleanor's book, Day and Night Quilt  earlier in this giveaway and let everyone know about her Newsletter, Community Forum, and Blog....I think I left out her Facebook page....but I want to know who signed up for the Newsletter, checked into her blog or Facebook page.  If you did please leave that in your comment on this post....I'm just curious :)  I forgot to mention there are Free Patterns on Quilt in a Day's website...we love free patterns :) 


Don't forget to pre-order Eleanor's new book, "Quilt Blocks on American Barns."  I don't know who started the rumor that the title of the books was, American Tattoos on Biker Babes Booties (a lie).  Some folks just can't get their facts straight :)

There are move giveaway announcements tomorrow so stay tuned!! 

Smiles,
Kelly

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 21 of 30 Days of Giveaways - Day and Night Quilt by Eleanor Burns - Quilt in a Day

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration
Day 21

Day and Night Quilt
 by Eleanor Burns
Quilt in a Day 


Eleanor Burns has created this beautiful Day and Night Quilt design and it makes dramatic quilts. This book provides insights on using strip techniques and it comes with an acrylic template right in the back of the book!!! This fun design can be made with two or three contrasting colors and there is a section in this book to help you with fabric selection. The instructions are well written and include great visuals. Full yardage and cutting charts are included to make quilts in various sizes from table runners to a king size quilt. The book also has a great gallery of quilts that will inspire you!

One lucky IHAN blog reader will win Day and Night Quilt and it is autographed too!!!  Thank you Eleanor and Quilt in a Day....everyone would love to win an autographed copy of Day and Night Quilt.

Some of you may remember this photo as I have posted it previously.  Look at the spark and vitality in Eleanor's eyes.  I don't think she could give a boring lecture even if she wanted to.  On the left is her much younger boy friend.  She was dancing up a storm with him the very next evening.  I'm telling you she is one "wild" lady!!!  (OK all right already.....so it is her son....but the story of the much younger man was fun and much more gossipy don't you think?)
Oh, so you like gossip....well you are going to love this little tid bit of gossip.  Eleanor has a new book coming out in April.  The title is American Tatoos on Biker Babes Booties.  Ok, Ok, Ok....you are no fun....I'll tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth this time.  The real title is "Quilt Blocks on American Barns."  Quilt in a Day is taking pre-orders and if you order before April 28th you'll get a free collectors pin. 

You can follow Eleanor on her new blog too.  Just go to www dot StripQuilter dot com and you can read Eleanor's most recent posts.  I know what you are thinking now....oh sure Kelly...."Strip Quilter" now I know you are lying again.  NOPE....not this time!   www.StripQuilter.com is really Eleanor's blog....don't believe me....just click on the link and see for yourself.  (Everyone who reads the IHAN blog regularly already knows that when I lie....I say so...I'm what's known as an honest liar)

Quilt in a Day also has a newsletter and a forum too.  There is no reason you need to be getting your Eleanor gossip here....you can just go straight to the source for the real nitty gritty...lol  :)

Back to the Giveaway!!!  If you would like to win an autographed copy of Day and Night Quilt by Eleanor Burns you need to leave a comment on this post telling us why you want to win this book or if you have any good Eleanor Burns stories you'd like to share....that comment will count too!!!  I've heard some great ones from Lancaster recently. 

Thank you Eleanor and Quilt in a Day for joining IHAN in celebrating our First Anniversary!!! 

Smiles,
Kelly
PS....Stay tuned for more Quilt in a Day Giveaways coming before April 15th.  Also, my computer seems to be back on line and it was not my computer....it was a server on my site so all is well now.  Thanks for the kind words and thoughts.  One last thing....EPCOT ROCKS BIG SOCKS :)

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