Community Sampler Giveaway Week #6

Community Sampler Giveaway Week #6

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Each Friday that Maureen Cracknell and myself are co-hosting the Community Sampler will be a Giveaway Friday. We've coordinated special prizes with our amazing participating sponsors for a giveaway each and every week! If you've happened to miss the first Community Sampler posts, take a look back from the first post Community Sampler Week #1 to get caught up to the present. Feel free to start sewing with us at anytime--it's never too late to join in, and it's free! 

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For this week's Community Sampler Giveaway, Dritz is offering an incredible prize! Both the blog and Instagram winner will receive all of the wonderful Dritz sewing/quilting products shown below! 


The items included in this fabulous giveaway are the following:

Quilting Pins

Extra-Fine Glasshead Pins

Coil Less Basting Pins

Magic Pin Wand

Hummingbird Needle Threader

Small Seam Ripper

Pearlized Heart Pins

Twist 'N Select® Needle Storage Tube

Hexagon Paper Piecing Shapes

Quilter's Betweens Needles

Thank you Dritz for this generous prize!


This Giveaway is now Closed. Congratulations Delaine for being our Dritz giveaway winner!

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment--you can't win if I can't get a hold of you!

1. Simply leave a comment here under this post! (First comment entry).

2. Follow Dritz on their Blog and/or Instagram. Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (Separate comment - second entry). 

3. My followers get a third entry! If you follow via subscribing to my posts, through Bloglovin (or other service), or on Instagram, just let me know by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (Separate comment - third entry). Note: I'm no longer on Facebook.

4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Spread the word about the Community Sampler on YOUR instagram, facebook, tweet, pin, blog post, etc... (separate comment - fourth entry). 

That’s FOUR possible entries! Enter now through Monday, April 2nd! The winner will be picked at random around 4pm Eastern. I will post the name of the winner on this post once they've been notified and responded to my email.

Happy Easter,


Quilt Market Week!

That's right, it's Quilt Market week! All my projects are done and I am just putting the finishing touches on last minute details, checking my to-do lists, and packing things up. Something tells me I have forgotten something, but that might just be nerves. I need to trust in all my prep work and planning and let it all go now. Time for some fun!

This is my third time at Market with a booth. I will be displaying quilts and sewing projects made from my newest Art Gallery Fabrics fabric line--Coastline

This is just a little sneak peek into some of the projects I made with Coastline fabrics for my Quilt Market booth. Be watching my social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Periscope) for updates and full reveals during Quilt Market. It's gonna be pretty exciting!

A lot of exhibitors and attendees of the show have buttons to give and collect. Personally I haven't gotten into collecting buttons so I did not have any made. I still wanted to have a takeaway from my booth (other than promotional postcards) and came up with a fun Take & Make packet that attendees can takeaway from my booth. 

I have a glassine envelope takeaway that contains 7 English paper-piecing paper templates and 7 fabric rectangles to take and make either a Hexie Doilie or Hexie Clutch project. Once you English paper-piece the hexies together you can decide which project to complete. A fun little project for traveling and I have 72 envelopes prepared with either Gossamer or Sketchbook fabric swatches in each of the colorways. Supplies are limited so if you are going to Quilt Market, stop by booth #1322 and pick one up as a token of my appreciation. 

Not going to the Market? Well, because I love you too, I have made a free PDF pattern download of this project. You of course will have to cut out your templates from the full-size paper-piece pattern provided and supply your own materials, but you can also enjoy a bit of handi-work paper-piecing as well. Find the pattern on my Free Patterns page.

Stop by the booth and say "hi" if you're going to Market. If not, keep watching on social media for Market updates.