Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe has PPP as a block of the month program

If you want to make my Pink Petal Party quilt (featured in my book/pattern pack Appliqué Petal Party by C&T Publishing), here’s a great way to get the pattern and the fabrics, a little bit each month…

The Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe in Wylie, Texas, is offering it as a block of the month program! You get the pattern pack and all batik fabrics. Here are the prices:

Start-up fee: $9.98
Pattern fee: $17.95
Monthly fee: $22.00

You can check out all the details and sign up on their website. But hurry! It starts the weekend of April 17!

Huge give-aways at I Have a Notion

Want a chance at winning some amazing stuff? Hustle your bustle over to Kelly Jackson’s I Have A Notion blog. Kelly founded the online store, I Have a Notion, one year ago, and she’s celebrating with 30 days of giveaways. This week, Kelly will be giving away my Tulip Bag pattern and a set of my Orchid Notecards.

Here’s just some of the stuff you could win:

Amy Butler fabrics and patterns
Scissor fob by Simply Tracy
The book It’s a Wrap II by Susan Breier
Toni Whitney pattern
Eleanor Burns pattern
Isacord thread
Batik fat quarters
Dupioni silk
Qtools Cutting Edge Strips and Sewing Edge Strips
The book Laundry Basket Quilts by Edyta Sitar
Mark Lapinski thread collection by AURIfil thread
pattern from QuiltWoman distributors
rulers from Simplicity Studio rulers
The book Floorquilts by Ellen Highsmith Silver
Roc-lon Multi-Purpose Cloth
Mod Podge
Mary Ellen's Best Press clear starch alternative
Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 software
GrabARoo’s gloves
The book Hook, Loop & Lock by Theresa Pulido
Texture Magic by Superior Threads
Reliable Corporation's Digital Steam Velocity V100 iron
Sizzling Circles pattern by Lacey Hill of Golden Thyme Designs
Books and notions courtesy of Checker Distributor
Thread carousel by Virginia Lauer
Quilt Design Wizard software by Electric Quilt Company
Famore Cuttlery scissors and seam ripper

This is the last week of the event, which runs March 15 through April 15 (this Thursday!) , but you still have time to enter all of the giveaways. All you have to do is to leave a comment after the post for the items you want to win. All the drawings will take place at the end of the event.

I met Kelly Jackson last fall when I was attending Quilt Market in Houston. The Hilton only had free internet service in the lobby, so guess where all the quilting bloggers congregated each night, sometimes in pajamas (in the wee hours of the night)? At first, I thought it was going to be a giant pain in the rear to go down there every night, and then I realized that it was THE place to be. I met some really wonderful people there, and made some great business contacts.

Kelly was one of them. Her online store includes books, DVDs, Electric Quilt software, lighting and magnification products, patterns, notions, paintstiks, travel tools, hangers and holders, punchneedle patterns and materials, threads and floss, and much more I can’t list here. And she’s a really nice – and really funny – woman.

On Monday, April 12, Kelly is posting about a chance to win an AccuQuilt Go Fabric Cutter! It is a revolutionary way to cut fabric... “safe, easy to use, accurate, and 90 percent faster than rotary cutting and scissors.” Retail value is $349.
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