Friday, December 9, 2011

Susan’s So Thankful Give-Away #17: American Patchwork & Quilting tote

Oooh, don’t you just love the beautiful orange and white fabric in this tote bag by American Patchwork & Quilting? It is today’s give-away. American Patchwork & Quilting magazine was one of the first quilting magazines I subscribed to when I started quilting, and I still love it. I think they do a great job of including projects for all levels and types of quilters. The directions are always clear and easy to follow. I also think it is very well designed. Visit allpeoplequilt.com to learn more about the magazine (psssssst! there are some great give-aways going on over there, too).

Make sure you check out the page on their 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. Quilters all over the country are making pillowcases through this program; they are passed on to people who need to feel some love – such as foster children, cancer patients, and victims of domestic violence. 


When I was in Houston for International Quilt Festival this fall, I visited the project’s booth, where they were very busy helping attendees whip up pillowcases. They were already up to 869 pillowcases; all were going to Houston Children’s Charity


Here’s your chance to win! Leave a comment after this post and tell me where you live, and the things for which your town or area is known. I’ll pull a name at random at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, and send you the tote bag. AND THE WINNER IS… Jennifer!

30 comments:

  1. I live in Asheville N.C. and we are known as a crafters paradise.

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  2. Hi,
    I'm in Calgary AB, Canada. The city is most famous for the Stampede - "the largest outdoor show in the world".
    Stephanie
    P.s. love the tote.

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  3. I live in New Braunfels, TX...more specifically in the Gruene Historic District! We're best known for Gruene Hall (oldest continuously operating dancehall in Texas), tubing the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers, and WurstFest our 10-day salute to sausage, beer and the city's German heritage.

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  4. Love the bag and the magazine, and I have made several pillowcases too :) I am from Houston, known for its heat and humidity! Now I live in Indianapolis, known for the Indy 500, a race I never watched before moving here and now follow every year!

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  5. Love totes - I have a small collection of them. Hopefully I can add to my collection.

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  6. I live in Gloucester in the UK.
    Parts of the Harry Potter films were made in Gloucester cathedral!
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  7. I live in Jackson Michigan. We are on the highway between Chicago and Detroit. We are known for a great ice cream place called the Parlor and for Cascades Park which has a man made waterfall that looks wonderful with fireworks going off behind it.
    This pillow case project is a wonderful idea. I would like to participate in it. This bag is really pretty too. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  8. Trenton, Florida, is known for:
    watermelons, peanuts, bottled spring water, the Suwannee River, great schools, being a one traffic light county, and ME! LOL

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  9. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, home of 2010 Olympics, beaches, mountain views, well and lots of--rain!

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  10. Vlaardingen, THE Netherlands
    Famous for herring and it's still working windmill

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  11. Murcia-Spain,best known for wine and furniture.

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  12. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA: We have a famous Opera House on a famous Harbour next to a famous Bridge.

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  13. I live in Waianae, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. This little town is probably best know for it's great beaches and surf. =!=

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  14. I live in Charleston, SC which is quite the destination town. We have beaches, historic buildings, old plantations, great food, etc... The tote is wonderful.

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  15. I made 4 pillow cases and loved doing it! The directions were terrific and I brought home a couple of copies. Thanks for bringing this group to every ones attention!
    Leslie

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  16. Hi

    I live in Gisborne, New Zealand. Gisborne is the place to see the sun first rise on a new day. We also have fab beaches

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  17. I am from Northampton Massachusetts. Gee, we are known for a lot! Calvin Coolidge had a law office here and was mayor here, Smith College is here, it also is a crafters paradise, great restaurants, Jenny Lynde sang here and gave us the name Paradise of American. It is the heart of the Pioneer Valley and is beautiful. A lot of movies have been filmed here too. There's a lot more but that's all I can think of. I know thee are many beautiful areas in this country but there's no place like home!

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  18. Enid ok. I'm not sure i haven't lived here long enough, however, Enid was on one of those paranormal activity shows.

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  19. I love the orange bag. I have been in an "orange" mood lately, and have been collecting orange fabrics to make a quilt with.
    I live in Calgary, Alberta Canada and my city is famous for the Calgary Stampede, the greatest outdoor show on earth. One of the largest and richest rodeos in the world. Come and visit anytime. It happens in July every year, and in 2012 they are celebrating the 100th anniversary, so it should be a good one! We also have some of the greatest quilt stores, about 6 or 7 in town and about 4 more in surrounding towns, all less than 1 hour away! Great place to visit. All that without counting the Rockies right there!
    Ana

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  20. I live in Spokane, Washington. Every spring we have "Hoop Fest" where hundreds of basketball hoops are set up throughout downtown and there are 2 days of tournaments.

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  21. I live in Medina, OH. Our little city is best known for its town square full of Victorian buildings and its Gazebo, which was recreated for last year's Tournament of ROses parade

    trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

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  22. Lancaster,CA ...known for Josuha trees and 4 seasons

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  23. I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and our town is known for the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson. The bag is gorgeous!

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  24. Susan, I do not see where you have announced the winners of your giveaways since Giveaway #10. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong... I just wanted you to know in case there is a glitch. I don't want in this drawing... I am just trying to communicate with you.
    Thanks!

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  25. I live in central Michigan. We are the "City on the Thornapple River".

    Keep up the great blog!!

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  26. I live in Chandler, AZ and we are known for our Ostrich Festival in which all things ostrich take place including races with jockeys!

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  27. hahahaha...there are 2655 people in my, ummm, 'town'. And that's spread over many rural miles. What are we known for....what are we known for....well, our church is one of the oldest antebellum churches in the state of Georgia. Will that do? I love the bag - my niece adores orange and would go crazy over this :)

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  28. I am from Watkinsville, Georgia. We are known as being the Art Capital of Georgia. Holley Downs

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  29. Sandee: Thanks for writing. I've had a crazy couple of weeks (involving construction crews, roofers, plumbers, and workmen stomping all over my house, roof, yard and attic), and got behind. I'm posting and notifying winners tonight, though! :-) Susan

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