Monday, September 29, 2014

250th quilt celebration!

This past summer I finished my 250th quilt and today I am happy to be hosting a HUGE giveaway to celebrate this milestone. This summer also marked my 14th year as a quilter and it has been quite a ride! I'm very thankful for my journey. I can't wait to see what happens next!
People always ask, "what do you DO with all of your quilts?" That is a VERY good question. We use them in our home, of course! We use lots of quilts on our beds. (Obviously.) I have a well stocked quilt cupboard, which stores the ones that aren't currently in use. The quilts stacked on top of the cupboard are my "work" quilts (ones that I take to trunk shows or have patterns for).
I have started rolling them up and putting them into baskets.
I have filled my quilt ladder as well. Spreading them throughout the house makes it seem like less of a problem. Hahaha!
They also make great wall art. For some reason I used to be opposed to hanging quilts on the wall. I have no idea why, but I got over it. (To hang them, I use heavy duty stick pins and shove the pin right into the sheet rock. Thankfully my husband doesn't mind!) I recently hung this one in my sewing room and I LOVE how well it fits in that spot. It makes me happy to see it every day.

In addition to that, I give some quilts away to friends, family and to charity as well, but I need to do more of that. Let's just say....no one in my house has reason to complain about being cold. EVER. :)

Ok, now on to the giveaway! I have rounded up a fabulous selection of prizes from some companies and friends that have supported me along the way. I'm passing these prizes on to you!

A Beach House thread set compliments of Connecting Threads.
One 50 pack of Clover wonder clips in PINK! compliments of Connecting Threads.
A fat quarter bundle of Lion's Share Fabric by Cotton and Steel compliments of Connecting Threads.
A fat quarter bundle of Leo Lounge by Cotton and Steel compliments of Connecting Threads.
A fat quarter bundle of Calico compliments of Dear Stella.
A "Sewing Makes Me Happy" coffee mug compliments of Modern Textiles. (Heavily creamed coffee not included!)
 A splash rotary cutter (my favorite!) compliments of Olfa.
Wonderful hand made soap compliments of my friend Tara.
 A BUNCH of mini charm packs, compliments of Moda.
21 (!!!) charm packs, compliments of Moda.
And...a fat quarter bundle of the 32 NEW Kona colors, compliments of Robert Kaufman.
 
Those are some pretty great prizes, aren't they?? MANY thanks to Connecting Threads, Dear Stella, Modern Textiles, Olfa, Tara, Moda and Robert Kaufman for donating these fabulous prizes!!!

Here are the specifics. Please read everything carefully!
 
Because of the high price of overseas shipping, the prizes shown above will be limited to residents of  US, with the exception of the prizes from Connecting Threads, which are limited to residents of the US and Canada. I apologize for the limitations. However, I wanted to do something so everyone could win.
 
This may be a little bit crazy, but I'm going to do it anyway. :)
 
Everyone who leaves me a comment on this post will receive a free PDF pattern of your choice from here or here. In your comment, leave your pattern choice, your email address and also the country in which you live. To those of you who are in the US and Canada, your comment will also enter you into the drawing for the prizes above. I hope that all makes sense!! I need a writer to help me out with my disclaimer. :)
 
I will send the PDF patterns out via email. (It may take me up to two weeks depending on volume, but we will see how it goes!)
 
I will pick winners of the prizes shown above sometime later this week.

Thank you for celebrating 250 quilts with me! Here's to the next 250!!!

Happy Monday to you! :)

edited to add: thanks for all your fabulous comments! the giveaway is now closed. winners will be announced soon.

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Leigh Ann said...

250! WootWoot! I would love the thread catcher pattern - it's so practical, and I can envision a ton of uses at home and in my classroom. Congratulations again, and thank you. Leigh Ann Mahaffie at mahaffla@hotmail.com

Crazy Old Quilter said...

Wow!. It would sure be neat to try the "Scrap Happy Purse". My e-mail is crazyoldquilter@icloud.com.

Minerva Huhn said...

Oh! Congratulations! I didn't finished my first quilt until now :-(
Your waiting quilt looks great ... would be great for my first try ... mail@minerva-huhn.de ... and I have a adress in US :-)

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your impressive accomplishment!
Your bright birch trees quilt is one of my favorites.
My e-mail address is bekimmerly@gmail.com and I live in the US.
Thank you!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous give away - I would LOVE a copy of the "trees!" Pattern please. my email address is tracey.dawkins@googlemail.com
And I live in England
Thank you x

Melodee Cartin said...

Holy Moly there are a lot of comments left for you, no good deed goes unpunished. Thanks for continuing to share your talents with the quilting world. I love the Christmas tree pattern. In So Cal mdcrkc@aol.com.

Melodee Cartin said...

Holy Moly there are a lot of comments left for you, no good deed goes unpunished. Thanks for continuing to share your talents with the quilting world. I love the Christmas tree pattern. In So Cal mdcrkc@aol.com.

xquisite said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I hope to make that many someday. I'd love the waiting quilt pattern. I'm in the US and my email is the8xl@gmail.com

Mims said...

Wow. Congratulations -- 250 seems downright epic. And thanks for the generous giveaway. I'd love to have the thread catcher pattern, my email is mimsical13@gmail.com and I live in the U.S.

Hana said...

Such a generous giveaway! Thank you!

pattern: trees!
email: hana.hanabi.studios@gmail.com
location: Kansas City, MO

Yvonne Kooijmans said...

congratulations! amazing! and all so bright and happy. Il live in the Netherlands and would like to receive your Waiting Quilt pattern, although it was hard to choose. E-maiil: yvonnekooijmans@gmail.com

Jeannie Gan said...

Congratulations! I am from New Zealand. I would love to have Waiting Quilt pattern please.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Audrey said...

I am amazed by all of it...250 quilts! I still find each one a challenge. I love the trees quilt pattern. Thank you!
I'm in Tennessee. audwork at gmail dot com

Diane said...

Your celebration give away is wonderful and amazing. Thank you. To me the volume of completed quilts is even more amazing considering all you accomplish.
I love your TREE pattern. Thanks again for all the inspiration and sharing.
Diane in Florida
Dianeves@aol.com

Gunilla said...

Congratulations to your 250 quilts!
I would love to have the pattern " Bright Birch Trees". Unfortunately I live in Sweden :-)
My email is gunilla@winsnes.se
Thanks!

SimoneV said...

Fantastic. So great to have so many quilts within reach to keep you and your family warm! I would like the bright birch tree pattern please! My email is simonevienneau@gmail.com and I live in Canada.

Ashley Kampen said...

Congrats on 250 - great giveaway! I love the birch tree pattern.
ashley.kampen@usask.ca - Canada

30por1linha said...

Congrats on the 250 quilt! I would love to receive the trees! - quilt pattern.

My mail is: 30porumalinha@gmail.com

And I'm from Portugal!

bye, Carla

JodyT said...

Congratulations on 250! I love your blog and have been following it for a few years now. I would love to have a copy of your Birch Tree pattern. Thank you! :). PS...I think I accidentally emailed you too. Sorry about that. I live in Ca.
bodatorres93@gmail.com

jlamanna said...

I have been a sewer all my life, but a quilter for only 3 years.... What an accomplishment to have 250 quilts in your history! I'd love the opportunity to win any of the prizes in your giveaway, and would love to try my hand at making your birch trees quilt....jlamanna@cox.net

Jane LaManna

Lynn Doss said...

Beautiful. Big accomplishment. I love the trees pattern. I am in the US and my email is lynndoss1@gmail.com

slopez45s2000 said...

Congrats! Thank you for all you do, I love your blog. I would love to have the Trees pattern, I live in Texas, and email is slopez45s2000@yahoo.com
You are AWESOME!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Congratulations! That is a whole lot of quilts you have made! Thanks for this ambitious giveaway and I would enjoy receiving your trees! pattern. Thanks so much!

SarDee said...
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SarDee said...

Oh my! That is so generous and I hope I didn't miss the cut off? I would LOVE Bright Birch! My email is: sarahbussey at earthlink dot net and I live East of Columbus Ohio in the USA. Also, I wanted to say congratulations on your quilty milestone and how much I have enjoyed watching you succeed since I became a follower 7 years ago! Thank you for sharing your life and passions with us...

Anne C said...

21 charm packs? Be still, my quilters heart! From Oceanside, CA.
I like the thread catcher pattern.
Cortez56@gmail.com

Dawne and Dale said...

Congratulations on your 250th quilt! I follow your blog and love all the colors you use. I'm trying more and more to use "modern" colors and prints. I would love the scrap happy purse pattern.

Thank you for a wonderful blog to follow and make my day more enjoyable. :)

Linda in PA said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I like all your patterns, but since I must pick just one, it'll be the Waiting quilt. Thank you and congratulations on your 250th quilt.
My email is lraetaylor@gmail.com
I live in Pennsylvania.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow Amanda Jean! This is such a generous giveaway!!!!! You don't have to send me a free pattern, I already have two of them:). Thanks for the chance and congrats on such a big
milestone!

Trisha V said...

WOW! You are amazing! 250 quilts in 14 years! You need to write a 'pattern' to share how you did THAT!! And you have 3 busy kids and a husband and you've moved....all excuses I've used for my LACK of quilty accomplishments! AWESOME! And this giveaway...again WOW! Congratulations and sign me up. btvermilyea@gmail.com and I also live in the great state of WI! I love the scrappy purse!

Beth said...

Wow! Birch trees and the email address is bhaferkorn at yahoo dot com. Love how you roll the quilts up too. I need to display a few of mine like that.

lindagw said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the pattern and the opportunity to win such great prizes! I would love the Trees! pattern. I live in the US and my email is Lgward32@comcast net.

Kelly M. said...

Congratulations on 250 quilts! That's really amazing! I love your bright birch trees quilt 😍. My email is kelly.alicia.meadows@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on 250 quilt! I hope that i can have that many under my belt some day. I love the Bright Birch pattern.

Keep up the wonderful work, Elizabeth A., Oklahoma
elizabeth.mr.abbott@gmail.com

momof5 said...

GREAT giveaway items! I love the trees pattern and live in Michigan, mariewilliams87@gmail.com

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Erika said...

Congrats! I'd love the threadcatchers pattern. I live in Canada and my email is emrodrigues (at) gmail (dot) com

Cita said...

Congrats on 250! I am working on #7 and can only imagine the sense of accomplishment you must feel. I am so excited to request the wonderful trees! pattern. Yay! Thank you for you generosity... and the inspiration for mom's Christmas quilt lol :). My email is dewflake@hotmail.com and I live in the USA.

Susan said...

WOW! What a generous giveaway! I would like your Waiting Quilt.

scq08@yahoo.com and I live in the US

Led By A Child said...

What a generous giveaway! And congrats on the amazing milestone. I've made 10 quilts. I can't imagine 250!
I love your Thread Catcher pattern. My email is lindsaygmitchell@hotmail.com, and I live in the US.

Emily said...

Congratulations on such a milestone! I would love the pattern for the Diamond Pillow. I live in the US (WI) and my email is emilygoetsch@gmail.com. Thanks!!

Led By A Child said...

What a generous giveaway! And congrats on the amazing milestone. I've made 10 quilts. I can't imagine 250!
I love your Thread Catcher pattern. My email is lindsaygmitchell@hotmail.com, and I live in the US.

sforme said...

Congratulations and thank you for your generosity. I would love the thread catcher pattern. I live in the USA.
Sforme2146@gmail.com

JoW said...

Congratulations on your 250th quilt! I really love reading your blog. Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I'd love the trees quilt pattern please. Thank you! jlwilsher@hotmail.co.uk Surrey, UK

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your 250th quilt! That is amazing. I just started quilting this year. I have completed 3 so far. I would love to have a copy of your Thread Catcher pattern. My email address is Krikgerb2@aol.com. I live in the US.

Carrie Wikander said...

Wow! I'm impressed that you have kept track! I have no idea how many quilts I've made! Now I want to go back and count...And what a giveaway - you have a lot of fantastic stuff there! Once I've tallied mine up, I'm going to post it. Congrats on many years of fun!

Dorothy said...

Congrats on all your quilts! What a fantastic accomplishment. I love your little thread catcher. thank you for the opportunity. I am in the USA.

Laura Riley said...

I would like the trees! quilt pattern. Thanks for the great opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. I enjoy following your quilting journey. My e-mail address is sdlaurariley@gmail.com. I live in South Dakota.

yeissen said...

You are just a quilting machine!!! That accounts for 17.85 quilts a year.... 1.5 quilts every Month!!! You are amazing!!! Please keep inspiring us! I love your blog and would love, love, love to receive the thread catcher pattern! I've been wanting one of those for ever!!! Thanks!!!!

Heidi said...

250? We started quilting at about the same time, but you're WAY ahead of me. Your work is beautiful, and I enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing!

Allison said...

I don't think my first try went through so trying again. Congratulations on your 250th quilt! It's an amazing milestone. I love the Trees! pattern, and my email is ajscripa@gmail and I live in the USA. Thank you so much for your generosity!

Karen said...

Wow, what a milestone! I really like your blog and have specifically enjoyed your march to 101 scrap projects. My pattern choice is Bright Birch Trees, and you can reach me at krseitz at earthlink dot net in the USA. Thanks for the inspiration and for a great giveaway!

pattiespea said...

You've come a long way! Congratulations. I love the scrap happy purse that you designed, awesome!

mamajan said...

Congrats on the big 250! Wow. . It was nice to see what you do with many of them that don't have homes. I would love the thread catcher pattern and then I could get rid of my paper sacks on the floor beside me! frebergjan@gmail.com

Gloria Singer said...

Congrats on your milestone.

I love the Birch Tree pattern. I ive in Manitoba, Canada and email address is g.singer@shaw.ca

Katherine said...

What a great milestone! I would like the Bright Birch Trees pattern.

My e-mail address is katja.rose (at) gmail (dot)com.

I live in the US.

Sarah said...

I would love your trees pattern. I live in the US and my email is spgillis@yahoo.com. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

Jenny said...

Congrats!!! I would love the Scrappy Happy Purse pattern. I live in the US. queenbjenny at hotmail dot com

Karen N said...

250! And so many comments! Congratulations! I would also like the Waiting Quilt pattern. My email is kjbangsund (at) yahoo. I live in the U.S. Thanks!!

Saira said...

250, that's awesome no of quilts..
I love your patterns and follow your posts.
I would like the Waiting quilt.
I am Saira from India
sairaabd@gmail.com
Did you expect so many comments?
You are a popular girl :)

mamietm said...

Congratulations on 250!!! I love the birch tree pattern. I live in massachusetts and my email is. Mamietm@comcast.net

Carline said...

Wow, what a milestone. Now I wish I had counted all the quilts I have made. I love your ideas about displaying your quilts and love your Bright Birch Trees quilt. It is such a generous gesture on your part to share the patterns as well as the wonderful give a way. Congratulations on creating so much beauty to share in your world and for others.

quilteddogs said...

Congratulations on your epic journey. quilteddogs@aol.com. I live in the US and would like the scrap happy purse PDF. Thanks.

Melissa Drevecky said...

congratulations on your 250th quilt, that is amazing! I would like a pdf copy of your thread catcher. thank you, Melissa
mdrevecky72@gmail.com

Joyce Jones said...

Congratulation on the 250 quilts. You are indeed a special gifted person. Double wedding ring is pattern that I have always wanted to make. Love the Kaufman fat quarters. jjonesny@optonline.net I live on Long Island, NY

Sarah Barratt said...

Congrats! What a milestone!
I would like the Waiting quilt pattern please. I live in the US - Michigan!
sbarratt@charter.net

Anonymous said...

You certainly are a prolific quilter. I love the way that you use happy colors. I would like the Scrap Happy Purse pattern. I live in West Virginia, USA & my email is: cookiede@aol.com

nancy l. said...

Congrats on your 250th quilt!!! That's a HUGE accomplishment! I'd love the thread catchers pattern please. Thanks so much for this giveaway!! I'm in the US and my email is: gnlenhardt@juno.com

Soledad Britos said...

I forgot my favourite!!!: bright birch trees pattern, soledad.britos@gmail.com
Thanks so much!
Soledad

Shelley Folkerts said...

Congratulations Amanda on completing your 250 quilt. Thank you for hosting your weekly linky parties. I always find such great inspiration from following your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would be interested in receiving the Bright Birch Branches quilt pdf.

Melanie said...

Congratulations on 250 quilts!!! Thank you for the quilt pattern...it looks like you will be busy emailing many :)

Love your Waiting quilt pattern.
mommycall at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

You are an amazing quilter. Congratulations on your milestone! I like your bright birch pattern. Taapnguyen@roadrunner.com. US

Samantha said...

250 quilts! Amazing!

I live in the US. I would love the Bright Birch Trees pattern. My email - samanthaastrup@gmail.com

knottygnome said...

congrats and what an awesome giveaway! thanks--i really like your scrappy purse pattern.

Molly Lensing said...

I've been loving your blog for a few years now- congrats on 250! I would love the thread catcher pattern - my email address is mollylensing @ gmail . com

Katie said...

Congrats & thanks for a fun giveaway! I wojld like the Diamond Pillow Pattern. I live in Minnesota, USA. My email address is katie.m.hall@gmail.com. Thank you!

Sandra Chin said...

Congratulations and wow! This is quite an achievement! I have loved your Bright Birch Trees pattern since I first saw it and would love to have it. Thank you! May your next celebration come even more quickly than this first did!
--schin12537@gmail.com
Sandra Chin in Hawaii

Cattinka said...

You really made 250 quilts already? I am impressed. I thought I made many, I am somewhere near 20 now.
KATRIN W.

fracla said...

Dear Amanda Jean,
I am really impressed - 250 quilts -wow. But I am also impressed that you have to send out more than 2000 patterns!
By the way I like the trees quilt.
Since I got the book "Sunday Morning Quilts" as a birthday present I check your blog on a regular Basis.

Many greeting from Germany
Claudia
fracla [at] arcor dot de

I tried to leave a comment yesterday but I cannot find it anymore. So I give it another try. Sorry if it is double.

Pat V. said...

Wow! Congrats on all those quilts, and thanks for a fabulous giveaway. I really like your Trees! Pattern, no rush, I live in the US. snohpat@yahoo.com

Pat V. said...

Wow! Congrats on all those quilts, and thanks for a fabulous giveaway. I really like your Trees! Pattern, no rush, I live in the US. snohpat@yahoo.com

Soledad Britos said...

Congratulations!!! Is amaizing, I'm from Uruguay en South America and I love your work!!!

Soledad
soledad.britos@gmail.com

james and bess said...

Wowee! It might take a few months to send out all these patterns! :) But thank you for your generosity and congratulations on your quilts!! I love the "Waiting Quilt" pattern. :)

Bess

lisa said...

Wow! 250 quilts and counting. You should have your own television show. I would love to watch that show.
I love your Trees quilt!
I live in the USA and my e-mail is ljs9712@gmail.com.
Thanks for your wonderful and inspirational posts, when I grow up I want to be just like you.
Congratulations and keep posting all of your loveliness.

Molly Lensing said...

I love your blog- it's been such an inspiration to me. I'm in the US, and I would love a copy of your thread catcher pattern. My email is mollylensing AT gmail.com. thanks again!

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

Congratulations! What an impressive milestone!! I love the bright birch trees! jordanlyons86@gmail.com and I like in the US!

Katysboys said...

I would love the trees pattern. Congratulations on each quilt made that led your amazing 250 quilt finishes.

Katysboys said...

Oops forgot to leave my email
I would love the tree pattern
Redkaty@icloud.com

Jess said...

I forgot to leave my email address and pattern choice... Thank you again for doing this! I would love the scrap happy purse pattern and my email is jesshodges78@gmail.com. I live in Michigan!! Thanks!

Andrea York said...

Congratulations on your many years! This is just my very first year quilting and I would love your Diamond pillow pattern. I am in the USA!

Amy E said...

What an amazing giveaway! Congratulations on achieving such a big milestone! I'm only up to my 4th quilt myself, but you've been a big inspiration already.

I would love to get the Bright Birch Trees pattern. It is so cheery :) My email address is amy.emmons301@gmail.com

jabeybaby said...

Wow, congrats on finishing so many projects. I'm not sure how many quilts I've made but now I want to count them :-). Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway! I would love your Trees! pattern, I have never made a Christmas quilt but have been wanting to for years. My email is jabeybaby @ yahoo.com and I live in the US.

Michele said...

Wow-wie! That is a major milestone. I'm sure you never thought you'd reach that number. Congratulations. I'd love to get the Waiting pattern. Thank you so much. Now its time to start on the next batch of 250. LOL

Stephanie said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! Thanks for being so generous - I've had the waiting quilt pattern on my wish list! smckinstry@verizon.net and US. Thanks so much - Keep sewing and inspiring!

Michelle Kevern said...

I would love the pattern for the Diamond Pillows! I live in the US, and my email is michelle.kevern@icloud.com

Thanks so much!!

Jane Dietl said...














Congrats on your 250th quilt.Love your blog. Would love to have your Bright birch trees pattern. My email is janeyquilts@gmail.com And I live in the USA. Thank you.










Laurie said...

I love your blog, I adore your "bright birch trees" quilt. My email is, ldruttle@sympatico.ca and I live in Ontario, Canada. Thank you so much :)

Aleta said...

Thank you so much! A giveaway and a free pattern! I live in the USA and my email is atgustavson@hotmail.com
I like the thread catchers pattern.

eg7243 said...

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments! You have taught me so much about quilting and provided me with a lot of inspiration over the past few years. I would love a copy of the thread catcher pattern. Thank you for everything!!

Erica
eg7243@yahoo.com
USA

jetvic said...

Congratulations! I would like the trees pattern. Thank you so much!
Vicki in the US

jetvic@yahoo.com

sara said...

congratulations! i love all the beautiful quilts you make and patterns you share. keep up the great work. i seem overrun with scraps even tho i am a relatively new quilter--go figure-- so i'd like to move out of my comfort zone and try the lovely bright birch trees. i love the icon pattern too but it looks a little bit harder than i'm ready for. my email is sara603@msn.com. thank you for the wonderful give-away!!!!

Kristina said...

Holy cow, that's one heck of a giveaway! Congratulations on your 250th quilt. I am a total beginner (learning from the internet and my mom via phone and email) and have just basted my very first one and am starting to quilt it this week. Sewing uses a completely different skill set from yarncraft but I'm having fun so far.

I'd love to have your "trees" pattern, I do live in the US, and my email is bagnell.kristina@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

Isabella Elias said...

250th quilt…what a great milestone! I am at quilt number 20 something….and it seems a lot to me.
I would like to receive the Diamond Pillow pattern….since I am in the "Pillow" fase of my life.

Thanks

PS My e-mail is isinoelias at gmail.com, and I reside in Florida

Dawn Reins said...

Congratulations on 250! LOVE the quilt cupboard!

nicole bopp said...

Congrats on your amazing accomplishment! I love reading your blog. I would love to have your Bright Birch Trees Pattern. My email is: 643chair@gmail.com, and I live in St. Louis, MO. Thanks a million!

StellaLou said...

Congrats to my favorite quilting teacher! I have always loved the scrap happy purse and can't wait to make one. Thank you - cindymmccann at gmail

Irelle said...

Congrats on 250! That's amazing production.

Rita said...

Wow! Nice milestone. I love looking at your finish it up Fridays. I would like the scrappy happy purse pattern please. I live in Canada but have an US address to send any potential winnings to. :)
rkb60@hotmail.com

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