Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DS Quilts collection fabric and a giveaway



I'm sure you've heard all the buzz about Denyse Schmidt's latest fabric line, Picnic and Fairgrounds, which was produced by DS Quilts for Fabric Traditions and is available at Jo-Ann stores. I love it, and was lucky enough to find all 21 prints at a few local stores in my area. I first saw it last week, and bought my four favorite prints, the dots and the tiles, but then of course kicked myself when I got home for not getting more. When I went back a couple of days later, the store was almost sold out. When I went back last night, my local shop was completely out of it. So, I ran to another store and found a few more prints last night. This morning, Olivia and I drove to a store in Dayton and they still had every print! Woohoo!!!






It's really beautiful and a nice quality too. Much better than the standard fabric sold there, in my opinion. However, it's not cheap--it's priced at $10 a yard and it's not on sale this week. But, thank goodness for coupons!






And because I think my readers are the best, I've got a little giveaway for you! How about a half yard of my four favorite prints?





One lucky reader will receive a half yard of the red dots, blue dots, red tiles, and blue tiles. Please excuse my scuffed cutting mat--it gets a lot of use!










Please leave a comment below (and I'd love if you became a follower too) and I'll use the random number generator to choose a winner. The giveaway ends April 29, 2011 at midnight EST. Good luck!

84 comments:

H2Ogirl said...

I am a follower and enjoy being so. I so wish that my JoAnn's had these. . and I hope that the ones i visit at the end of this month MIGHT have some. I only have 5 of the line.. sigh. :)

Kristen said...

I'm glad you were able to find all the prints! I am in love with this line as well..,and the coupons sure make it easier to buy!

Marci Girl said...

Great giveaway! Very generous of you! You were lucky to be able to get all 21 prints!

Sharon Pernes said...

I love those colors. I didn't see anythngblikebthis at the Joann's near me.

Jen B. said...

I can't wait to get some for myself! Love your collection! :)

Jennifer Conlon said...

I'm so behind...I didn't know about this collection being at Joanns stores! I will have to check it out asap.

Lori said...

Hey Heather! So nice of you to do a giveaway! I've been meaning to get over to our Joann's but haven't made it yet. Sounds like perhaps I will be too late! Good ole' Dayton! Gotta love that! Can't wait to see what you do with your lovely new stack of fabric! Oh, and I think I am following you too!

Busy Day Cake said...

Thanks! Now I know to head over to Dayton JoAnns and skip the Cincinnati ones.

ginger freckle said...

Our local Joann's only had a handful of the prints and I'd love some to play with! I'm proud of you for stalking stores until you found the whole line! Great giveaway - thanks!

webmailaddress2 said...

OMG, those are my favorites of the bunch too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jagels said...

oh i love that fabric. thanks for the opportunity, can't wait to find a JOanns and check it out.

Selina Marie said...

I went to my local Joann store yesterday and they were completely out of all 21 prints! Your 4 favorites happen to be my 4 favorites as well. You have wonderful taste! Thank you for picking up some extra for your readers. mrskoreski [at] gmail [dot] com

Sherri said...

I love these fabrics...haven't seen them in person, though...no Joann's close by! I'm hoping to get to a Joann's later this week...hoping they have at least some of the prints!

bec said...

ooh, i'd love some! Going to get some too, they are as cute as FMF!

Digital Misfit said...

I am a brand new follower! Your blog is lovely.
I wish we had a Joanns here. I wanted to cry when I saw that Denyse came out with a Joanns exclusive line. LOVE! You are one lucky girl to have found all the prints (and so sweet to share some of them)

Stina said...

I so wish I lived in the US ... and have a Jo Anns in my neighborhood... but not... Sweden is as far as I can get!!!
So I'm so envy of you girls that can buy DS fabrics...;0)
Lucky you!!! :0)
So thanks for your offer to share...:0)
I follow your blog via Net news wire!!!!

Gardenmis said...

I've gotta win this ~ so please generator pick me!!! LOL ~ that looks like beautiful fabric ~ someone is gonna be blessed. Glad you were able to find all in that fabric line :)

robin said...

Thanks for a nice giveaway - I'd love to win it! :)

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, how I would love some DS! I stopped by and admired some of the dots, but I just wouldn't let myself buy any because I've got every penny spoken for with my daughter's wedding just around the corner now. The JoAnns I was able to stop at was a smaller one and they only had about four of the prints that I could find.

prsd4tim2 said...

Is it bad that I'd like to win some if I am giving some away on my blog too? I don't mean to be greedy, but this is so beautiful and it's always fun to win something.

I'm glad you were able to find all 21 prints. My JoAnns said they got the red tiles and the green gingham, but I have searched the store and I swear it's not there.

Thanks for the chance to win such a great gift.

virginia said...

those are my 4 favourites as well! (well from what i've seen online- i'm yet to see it in real life :)

Caroline said...

Such lovely fabrics! Such a shame there isn't anything like JoAnns where I am :( Oh and I am already a follower :D

Caroline~

elena said...

Hi Heather!!
Loove this collection thank you so much for this chance to win. I live in Barcelona so we don't have Joann's here, and you can't imagine how much I like this collection.
I'm a follower too.
Thanks for sharing those beauties with us :)

Debbie said...

Thank you! My stores are sold out and these were the only ones I wanted :) I follow :)

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I am a follower and love all the cute things you create. My grandson has one of your little first birthday t-shirts. It can be so fun searching for something you really want and then when you find it!!!

Patti said...

I just wish we had JoAnns here in the UK. All of our fabric is at least $16.00 a yard. And that fabric is very scrummy. I will become a follower. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric.

Colleen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I was lucky my Joann's has all the prins too!

maha said...

Yes, please!!

Megs said...

Oh I would love some of these! ANd I am a follower!

Lucinda said...

Hi! I'm a follower and am inspired by your creativity. It would be great fun to use these fabrics...were I to win them!

beanie g said...

I love these prints, wondering when I'll just cave and buy them all at JoAnns (sometime when i can go wait in line). thanks!

WandaFish said...

It's so kind of you to share these prints! They are just adorable and I can't tell you how delighted I'd be to win them - especially as I'm in the UK so can't buy them!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Pamela V said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower and now have to think about a trip to Dayton...need 8-9 more of the prints!

Jamie Marie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have to admit I can not decide which are my favorites I think I'm still awestruck! :)

Karin said...

Just LOVELY!! Must search for a JoAnn's coupon!

Diane N said...

beautiful fabric! Those are my favorite too! (I am a follower). Thanks for the generous giveaway!

moshie said...

My JoAnn's was also sold out of the majority of the prints. I'm glad you were able to get them all! And I follow your blog :)

Shannon said...

Those are my favorite prints too! Thanks for the giveaway!! (I'm also a follower - love your blog!!)

Sara said...

Follow you and don't you just love Denyse Schmidt!!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Oh, these would make some CUTE Summer skirts for my girls ~ LOVE these prints! THANKS for the chance! And I follow :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

RenegadeQuilter said...

Heather you ROCK for sharing this DS fabric with your readers. My Joann's only got about 9 of the prints - small town - what can I say.
Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!

diana said...

I was starting to think about people I know in US :))) to buy me something form JoAnn's :))) So, yeah, count me in :D

Kerstin said...

I just drove about 20 miles to another store to get some more, I guess that shows a slight fabric addiction. However, I could not get the blue/green dots, so hopefully I win them from you!

Jenny said...

these are so beautiful...and they play very well with other DS lines, huh! i follow your blog.

Shirley said...

Wow! I don't know if I'd be able to part with those if they were mine. Thank you so much for a chance!!

Heather A said...

I follow via RSS feeds. I just tried to join as an official "follower" but ran into some kind of facebook roadblock. I'm not sure what that's about so, for the time being I follow along in Google Reader.

I wish I lived even somewhat close to a JoAnn's. These fabrics and I will never meet unless I win some! Crossing my fingers!

Hollie said...

I am already a loyal follower. Thanks for hosting an amazing giveaway!

Tiffaney said...

Congrads on getting such lovely fabric. What a wonderful giveaway.

Heather said...

Your blog always makes me want to dust off my sewing machine!

Lynnie said...

Am a follower on Twitter. Will become one here on your blog and on facebook. Love these fabrics. Getting a JoAnn's here in June! Thanks for the chance to win.

Shari B. said...

This could be the best birthday present ever!!! And you know i'm a follower!!!

li cricket said...

I love the fabric. Very generous giveaway..thanks

MamaAngel said...

Love it! I know there's a lot of controversy over these prints being in Joann stores, but they are really pretty all the same.

mommieof4munchkins said...

So pretty! Heading over to follow now :D

gmaofthree said...

What crisp, pretty fabrics! I'm imagining all kinds of possibilities!

Sheetal said...

so nice of you to share the DS love when its still out of reach to so many of us! fingers crossed to win some of this yum fabric!

Sheetal said...

I follow too!

Alayna said...

The blue/green is DELIGHTFUL, but I always love anything with red! Denyse has outdone herself, as usual - my last JoAnn's trip had a ten minute limit, I need to go back and look more closely!

Jeanne said...

Wow, there is so much great fabric coming out it almost boggles my mind. It's a good thing I "have" to follow my budget. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Jenn said...

Knowing the cost of these babies, you're a generous one!! I'm already a follower so thanks for the opportunity!!

Holly said...

So pretty! I can't wait to get my scissors on that fabric!

epban said...

Would love to win some new DS fabric! The colors are great.

epban said...

I'm now a follower and maybe someday when I'm in Cincinnati it will coincide with the MQG meeting. Was just up there for the Quilt Festival and to visit my parents.

chelle said...

Pretty colors and my 22 month old grandbaby says. I will sign up and be a follower next. Thanks for the giveway.

Andrea Pisano said...

Hello Heather! I am a fan of your quilt. I live in Argentina and I love your design which are moderns and colorful¡¡.

kathy said...

I went and looked at this today. The fabric does feel very nice. I got a flyer from Joannes and it is on sale ($2.00 off) next week. But it will be gone by then. I saw on line that some is already sold out.

a.niza said...

lucky you...the whole 21 prints...! Thanks for the chance!

Shirley said...

Oh how I wish I could find those in Canada... these fabrics look great!

Sandra said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!! I didn't even know these were out. Where have I been? I am also a follower.

Dianne said...

My Joanns only had a couple of prints, so I'd love to win some!

Nina said...

I haven't had a chance to go to my local Jo Anne's yet. I am sure they will be out by the time I make it there.
Lovely colors! Thanks for the giveaway.

By the way - I am already a follower.

Cheryl Arkison said...

The dots are back!
Being Canadian we won't see these prints. That sad fact gets me two entries, right? Just kidding!

Jen said...

Beautiful prints! My JoAnn's selection is somewhat lacking. :( Anyway, I'd love to win! Thank you for the opportunity. And I am following your blog. xx

jenkmiller75@gmail.com

Lavender Lane said...

Well my dear! What an awesome give away! What beautiful fabrics! Werent u just lucky to get all the prints before they all ran out!

burrito said...

Don't encourage me to fall in love with another fabric line!!

Veronica Shaver said...

Now that is fabric dedication! They are all quit beautiful. And thank you for such a fun giveaway.

Sarah P. said...

What a wonderful give away, I am anxious to go to a JoAnns but it will have to wait until tax season in Canada is over. Hopefully they will still have some prints left. Thanks for the chance to win!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

Thank you for the chance to win these!! Some of the prints are not available at my JoAnns! I've been itching for those blue dots big time!

Janna said...

Those are GORGEOUS!!!! You are so generous! I want those so bad, I've not looked at blogs for way too long, or been fabric shopping - didn't know anything about this line and feel frantic now that I'll never find any at our Joann's;) thanks for the giveaway, you are so generous! Those are so beautiful, can't wait to get my hands on some! btw I am def a follower;)

Jeanette said...

I am so jealous! I have been to ALL of my local stores and have only found nine. I only got ONE of the green and blue prints WAH!

So here I am desperately hoping that the great RNG picks me!

Jeanette said...

And voila, I am now a follower (On google reader) of your blog! I found you through the flickr group =0)

Heide said...

I'm a follower. Also, I'm a lover not a fighter. :)

Little Creatable said...

I was sure I was a follower. Shame on me! That aside that fabric looks stunning...and I wish I had an old blue.

Hilda said...

ooh lovely prints! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway :)

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