Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thank you, and a huge giveaway!

I have honestly been blown away by all of the kind words and support that I have received since I announced on Monday that I am a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made awards. I'm incredibly thankful that so many of you have taken your time to vote for me, and I would like to offer something to you in return.

You may remember this new quilt of mine. I shared it last week here on my blog as well as my Instagram feed, and it really is one of my favorites. As a thank you for voting for me in the American Made contest, I will give this quilt to one lucky winner. Delivery will be in December, as this quilt will be included in an exhibition of fiber art at the University of Dayton next month.

Here are some detail shots and more information on the quilt for you. The quilt measures 50" x 72", so it's the perfect size for a lap quilt. It's made with 100% cotton (FreeSpirit Designer solids in Natural and Freedom Blue) and the orange squares are a linen cotton blend (Robert Kaufman Essex in Orange). The batting is 100% cotton (Pelon Legacy) and it's quilted with Aurifil thread.

It is completely made by me. I quilted it by machine in my freehand design of a loose figure eight pattern throughout the entire quilt. The backing and binding, which is sewn by machine, are both made in the blue cotton fabric. 

Here's how to enter the giveaway: 

1. Please vote for me on the American Made Awards site. You can do it up to six times, per email address, per day, now through Oct. 13, 2014. Just keep hitting refresh until all of your votes are used up. Thank you!

2. After you vote, please come back to this blog post and fill out this Google doc for each vote that you cast for me that day. Since you can vote for me six times each day, you will also have up to six entries for the quilt each day. I've put up the Google doc to make it a bit easier on my end, and I really appreciate you taking the time to fill it out. 

3. For an additional entry, share my nomination with your friends and let me know that you did so by filling out the Google doc again. 

The give away will run through October 14, 2014, so be sure to vote for me and enter each day through then as well. One winner will be chosen randomly, and the giveaway is open to international readers.

I'm also offering a discount on my pdf quilt patterns in my shop as a thank you to you as well. Please enter the code AmericanMade to receive 25% off of the purchase price at checkout in my etsy shop.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, so very much! And good luck!!
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