Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS, Mary O'Net! You've won the fat quarter "tower" of my Dot-to-Dot Collection!!! :-) We just announced it on the Party with Patrick fan page on Facebook. Won't it be great to start the new year with a bunch of new fabrics?

Please contact us at with your contact and mailing info and we'll get the fabrics shipped out.

Stay tuned here and on the fan page because there may just be an announcement for another giveaway soon ;-) And, believe it or not, I have ANOTHER fun new fabric print to show you and you'll be among the very first to see it...even before many quilt shop owners! Cool, huh?

Hope you're having a fabulous ending to 2009.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Party with Patrick and build your stash!

This is just a little peek at part of the prize for my new contest and when you see the whole photo, I'm sure you'll agree, this would be a wonderful prize to win.

In case you haven't heard, Party with Patrick! is my club that's been up and running in independent quilt shops since February of this year. We've been having a blast and I want the party to get even bigger. So I created a fan page for PWP on Facebook as a place for partiers and wannabes to get together and share all the fun. The page is starting to gather some fans but we need more. Here's where you come in.

There are just a few rules for this contest. They're simple but they must be followed to the letter to make you eligible to win:

1) Go to the Party with Patrick fan page (click here) and sign up to be a fan before 5:00 CST on Tuesday, December 22. You don't have to be a PWP member to join.
2) Add a comment to the page that tells us:
a) What you enjoy about the club if you're a member, or
b) Why you'd like to become a member at your local quilt shop
3) PWP is currently only operating in the United States and Canada so you must be a resident of either to be eligible.

That's all you need to do but feel free to add photos or stories from your PWP events if you're already a member. We'd also love to see photos of your finished party projects. That's what the fan page is all about. It's like a scrapbook of the parties and the partiers.

I hope lots of shop owners will enter this contest, too!

If you're not a member, I hope you'll join at your local shop. If they don't offer the club, be sure to let them know you want to PARTY! probably want to know who won the last contest. Drumroll, please.......

The winner of the 4 fat quarters of Satinesque Stripe is Leslie Stamp! CONGRATULATIONS, Leslie :) Thanks to all who subscribed to my email news list.

I suppose you also want to know what this FABULOUS new prize is? Well, take a look here.

So what do you think of that? Doesn't that make you want to Party with Patrick?

Ho ho ho ;-)

BIG giveaway :)

I'm getting ready to announce another contest and a WAY bigger prize :) Let me know when you're ready!

Check back here at 6:05 CST for the winner and next contest details!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Win 4 fat quarters of Satinesque Stripe!

Subscribe to my email list and be the first to see all of the fun stuff I'm designing for YOU! On top of that, if you sign up as a new subscriber by Tuesday, December 15th, your name will be entered in a drawing to win 4 fat quarters of my new Satinesque Stripe in holiday colors. I'm having a great time using it in my newest projects and I know you will, too.

Take a look here for all of the patterns and books available for those quilters on your gift list. And, because we're in the holiday spirit around here, any orders over $50.00 placed between now and December 20th will get free Priority Mail shipping! That means you could have your order within 2-3 days.

No purchase is necessary to be entered in the drawing, but your subscription information must include your first and last name and the mailing address where you'd like us to ship the fabric, if you're the winner. So, sign up and good luck!

I have Christmas shopping to do :)

STAY TUNED because you won't believe what the prize for the next contest will be. Some lucky quilter is going to have an awful lot of new fabrics to choose from in their stash!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Check out this new cookbook...

Michele at The Quilting Gallery has compiled a new cookbook, titled Quilter's Cookbook, and I think you should take a look.

"The first-ever Quilter's Cookbook, with recipes submitted by more than 100 quilters from nine countries around the world, is now available. There never seems to be enough time to quilt. That's why the theme for this Cookbook is "Quick and easy recipes, so we can get back to quilting!" There are 119 recipes, most with heart-warming family stories..."

It features photos of beautiful quilts and serves up the stories behind them, as well. You can also click on the button ad in the lower right margin for more information on this downloadable collection of recipes and stories from quilters all over the world.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fabric giveaway

Thanks to everyone who signed up to follow my blog! You were all entered in our drawing for the half yard cuts of my new Satinesque Stripe.

Because we're in the holiday spirit around here, we decided to give two prizes this time. The first prize is the 4 half yard cuts and the second prize is 4 fat quarters of the same Christmas colors.

The winner of the fat quarters is Debbie (WoolenSails) and the winner of the half yard cuts is Jean (Rannyjean)! Congratulations, Ladies :) Please email your mailing addresses to Gary ( and we'll get these out to you right away.

Thanks, again, everyone and I hope you'll be checking back for more contests. I'll have a post soon about what's going on around here so stay tuned.

Ho ho ho!

Monday, December 7, 2009

We have a winner!

A big "Thank you" to all of you who entered our contest for a chance to win my two newest patterns, Christmas Card Caddy and Merry & Bright. We enjoyed reading about your gift ideas for the quilting friends and family members on your gift list this year.

We're happy to say that Gini Howard's entry was drawn and we'll be sending her the patterns by Priority Mail today. If you're reading this here first, Gini, CONGRATULATIONS! We sent you an email earlier and need your mailing address:)

Now, that's a fun way to start off the week. If you haven't signed up to follow my blog, take a look at my December 4th post. You could win two yards of my newest fabric, if you sign up by the end of the day, today. Wouldn't that come in handy, Gini?

Take a look at the Party with Patrick fan page on Facebook for some new photos from Cheryl and Barbara at The Yankee Quilter and Linda and Rick at Little Stitches Sewing of their recent Party with Patrick events. Both shops always have such great parties! :) While you're there, sign up to be a fan and stay up to date on what's happening with PWP.

Happy Christmastime

Friday, December 4, 2009

Satinesque Stripe

I admit, that last post was a bit of an outburst because I couldn't even wait to tell you about getting Satinesque Stripe in my hands (click on the photo for a closer look). Only a true fabric addict would know what I'm talking about. Don't act like you don't know what I mean.

It's one thing to see a cool piece of fabric in a shop and know that you NEED a sizable chunk of it in your stash. But it's something altogether different to be the designer of the print and to have waited 8 months from the time the artwork was created to see that artwork on fabric!

You're probably thinking that I've been doing this long enough that the novelty should have worn off by now...? I know artists like that. I'm glad I'm not one of them. I still get excited to see the latest thing I've done turned into something that others will get excited about with me. And, especially, to know that they'll take that piece of my artwork and incorporate it in their own artwork. Wow! That's really cool to me...still.

So, how would you like to be among the first to get some of this in your own hands to use in your artwork? Here's the deal: Anyone who has signed up to follow my blog (there's a link in the right margin) by the end of the day on Monday, December 7th, will be entered into another drawing to receive 2 yards of Satinesque Stripe. The prize package will be four half yard cuts in Christmas colors! Seriously, when they're put together, they remind me of old-fashioned Christmas ribbon candy. Very cool.

Be sure that you have an email address in your profile so that you can be notified if you win. It only takes a few seconds to sign up and I really appreciate your support as I try to grow my blog's audience.

That's all for now. As busy as it is around here lately, I'm sure I'll have more news soon. In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying the season.


P.S. I'll be doing lots of bindings with this stripe, especially bias-cut!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Packages filled with treasures!

I only have time for a quick post but I just opened my first shipment of my Satinesque Stripe fabric collection that I designed for Robert Kaufman Fabrics: . It's WONDERFUL and I hope you love it as much as I do. I can't wait to cut it up into pieces and sew it back together again :)

I'll share more soon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Who's on your G(ift)-list?

How many quilters are on your Christmas gift list this year? What's your favorite gift to give a quilting friend or family member?

If you'd like your name to be entered into a drawing to win my two newest patterns, Christmas Card Caddy and Merry & Bright (shown in the margins of this blog), email your answers to BOTH questions to before midnight CST on Saturday. The two patterns will be sent out on Monday by Priority Mail giving you plenty of time to make them up for yourself or for gift-giving. Or you might just give the patterns to one of those quilters on your holiday gift list. You decide. But get your answers emailed to Gary before the end of the day on Saturday, okay?

Ho ho ho!