Thursday, December 8, 2011

Susan’s So Thankful Give-Away #16: IQF-Cincinnati Tote Bag

This is the official tote bag of the 2011 International Quilt Festival – Cincinnati.  It is made from recycled water bottles and other recycled plastics. You can use it until it wears out, and then recycle it again. 
It is spacious and sturdy, and features a beautiful contemporary quilt called “Basket of Tulips” by Andi Perejda, Joan Bruce, Barbara Collins and Rene Jennings. This quilt was featured in the special exhibit “In the American Tradition 2010.” It is featured on the front and back, and there are baskets of flowers from the quilt on the sides.

One of the things I love about this tote is that is structured inside. It has a section inside that folds out with spaces to hold three large bottles. The bottom is also reinforced.

Here’s your chance to win! Leave a comment after this post and tell me if you have been to a big quilt show, and if so, which one and what you liked best about it. I’ll pull a name at random at 9 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 14, and send you the tote bag. AND THE WINNER IS: Salsy!

24 comments:

  1. I have not been to a big one, just our local one. But, I plan on getting to the expo in Providence this year. I already won something wonderful, just wanted to comment.

    Debbie

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  2. I havn't been to a big quilt show. They look like big time fun though, and I always love to see all of the photos that are posted about them. Perhaps someday I will get to go to one of them, and know what to do at them, and not be afraid.

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  3. I've been to the International Quilt Festival held in Chicago, before it moved to Cincinnati. I LOVED it -- great to go to a place where they're all around me. And all of them so different. I'm going to try to go to the Cinti one this coming year in 2012.

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  4. Biggest show I've attended was NQA in Columbus, Ohio, when I was there for QSDS.
    Houston and similar ones might be almost overwhelming.

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  5. I have not been to a big quilt show :( sorry to say... but maybe some day I will make it to one!

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  6. Susan, I haven't been to any big quilt shows yet. My best friend has been to the Cincinnati show several times.

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  7. I've never been to a big quilt show but I know my favorite part would shopping at the vendor booths!

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  8. Ive only ever been to one large quilt show. Years ago I went to the one in Williamsburg. It was the 1990s and a bunch of us online quilters met up for lunch the amazing thing is I rode with two other quilters for the day all the way from NC! I loves the vintage quilt block sellers.

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  9. I love these bags, Susan! Thanks for another great giveaway. Kd

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  10. The biggest I have attended have been in Phoenix & Tucson.
    I enjoy the large number of quilts exhibited & the variety that offers.

    slmartin at vtc dot net

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  11. I have been to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. It was evident that the quilters who'd created the exhibits had a gift for pulling together color and texture. Amazing quilts!

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  12. I haven't been to a big one but it's on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

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  13. The biggest quilt shows I go to are in books and on the internet. DREAM of going to a proper USA one however!

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  14. I've been once in Birmingham Festival of Quilts, in 2009 and I was simply overwhelmed by the size of the event!!! I was like Alice in Wonderland walking through the show :)
    Thank you for this giveaway.

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  15. The last BIG quilt show I "went" to was in our hospital..it was a fundraiser and there were a lot of beautiful quilts there to be auctioned. It was BIG in heart. Lovely bag, thanks for the chance.

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  16. I have been to the MQX in Providence RI, The Mancuso show in Maachester, The Vermont Quilt Festival and Lancaster before it was AQS.I LOVE these shows because they brign so many people together from all over and the talent is amazing. It is a wonderful opportunity to be refreshed and inspired and even encouraged to take a class and try something new! Then there are all the vendors....!

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  17. I have never been to a "big" quilt show, just enjoy them vicariously from blog posts! Maybe, some day....

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  18. I'm in the UK - I try to go to at least one each year,usually Malvern

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  19. I have been to the AQS in Paducah several times, the quilts are great. I especially enjoy the vendors since I live way out in the boonies. The show in Houston is on my bucket list, hope to get there before I am too old, these quilts are more along my "artsy" side so would love to see them in person.

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  20. Unfortunately I've never been to any of the really big shows.... However, I did make it over to Albuquerque for this May's Fiber Arts Fiesta which was wonderful (I even won a ribbon!)
    thanks!

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  21. Nope....one small quilt show. I would love to go, but my feet don't want too....grin.

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  22. I came to Huston some years ago from England. It was so overwelming. but the sense of vibrancy as you entered was amazing. I still rememer it to this day.

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  23. I've only been to one quilt show in my life--not a big one--in Hershey, PA. Our little hometown quilt shop in VA took a bus of quilters to Hershey. I enjoyed it, but next time I'd make sure to go with a friend instead of going alone.

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  24. I've been at Road to California several times. Planning to be there again next month. Great show, lots to see.
    soparkaveataoldotcom

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