Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amanda Murphy Design Giveaway

Cheerful, fun, energetic....yep....that is my description of Amanda Murphy's patterns....and I'm so excited that today Amanda and I are both offering a giveaway.

Amanda has recently been given an AccuQuilt GO! Baby and she used the GO! Round Flower Die with her two fabric lines, Ambrosia and Veranda.  They are perfect for her Village Green Pattern.

 Amanda is giving away a Village Green Pattern with 20 Round Flowers  cut from her Ambrosia fabric line and a Village Green Pattern with 20 Round Flowers  cut from her Veranda fabric line.  Make sure you visit Amanda's blog to enter.

Here on the IHAN blog you  leave a comment for your chance to win a Village Green & Portraits Of My Garden Patterns by Amanda Murphy Design.

AND I'm also offering a great discount on the AccuQuilt GO! Round Flower Die (Save $8.00) and on the GO! Baby Fabric Cutter (Save 39.99).

So what are you waiting for?  Leave a comment here on this post telling me why you are excited to win Village Green and Portraits Of My Garden Patterns....then hop, skip and jump over to Amanda's Blog.  The comments for this giveaway will end Thursday evening and the winners will be announced on Friday.  The sale on the GO! Round Flower Die and GO! Baby Fabric Cutter will also end Thursday night.

I wish all of you great luck in the drawings :)



Monday, July 18, 2011

Iron Quilter Competition at the Kaleidoscope of Quilts

I hope you have all enjoyed the photos of the quilts I posted from the Kaleidoscope of Quilts.  There was also an "Iron Quilter Competition" that was so much fun to watch. 

The Iron Quilter Competition was comprised of  three teams that were selected randomly from the guilds who expressed interest in participating.  Each team was given a bag of fabric and embellishments and they had to create and finish a quilt or wall hanging larger than 20" x 20".   The completed quilts became part of the silent auction raising money for the Victory Center.  The winning team was also  given a check for 100.00 for their guild. 

 Representing the Black Swamp Quilt Guild (I'm a member) was Cindy Hufford and Mary Lee Grabowski.
 AKA "Superfly Cindy & Mary Lee the Flying Nun"
 Representing the Gathering of Quilters (I'm a member of that guild too)  was Amy Reitzel and Debbie Linenkungel.
 Representing the Cellar Sewers were Cheryl Darr and Edie Dyke.  All of these ladies were very brave to have volunteered in my opinion!
Sheila Painter was the MC of the event.

Sorry for all the blurry photos below...but guess what....those girls were moving as fast as they could.

 The clock was ticking and those gals were having a ball.  The crowd was there to cheer them on and then a whistle was blown....what?  A whistle?   

Guess who showed up?  None other than the quilt police....I'm surprised there were no tomatoes thrown. 
There was a lot of laughter as these fellas pulled out their measuring tapes and flash lights. 

And the winning quilt was made by none other than "Super Fly Cindy and Mary Lee the Flying Nun" from the Black Swamp Quilt Guild.
 Second place went to Amy and Debbie from the Gathering of Quilters.
and third place went to Cheryl and Edie from the Cellar Sewers.

It sure looked like all 6 gals had a great time.

 I thought it was neat that stamps and glitter were used....those gals must have planned lots of techniques that could possibly be used and had to decide fast.
 I was very impressed with all three wall hangings and loved the idea that what was done was done and it only took 90 minutes. 

I think this would be a very fun addition to retreats and other sewcials.....not only a challenge but lots of laughter too.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Quilts from the Kaleidoscope of Quilts Show

There are many wonderful quilts at the Kaleidoscope of Quilts Show in Sylvania OH...if you can go today....GO....you'll be glad you did.  My favorite would not load last night...but this morning is came right up...I'm so happy :) 

"Dahlias for Don made by Catherine Lewis of Oak Harbor OH" was my favorite and it took several ribbons: Beast Hand Quilting, Legacy in Stitches,  and Legacy in Stitches Mixed Technique - Hand Quilted.

If it had not taken so long to upload those photos yesterday I would have listed the categories the ribbons took.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the photos :)

The Iron Quilter Competition was a ball and I took plenty of photos....I'll get those ready to share...lots of good fun.


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