Sunday, August 7, 2011

Guest Blogging and a Fabric Giveaway


Today, I am guest blogging at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Please visit over there , then come back here to enter the fabric giveaway.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 8:30 AM
The giveaway is closed

I have three fat quarters from the Soul Blossoms collection by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics.  I have been drooling over this line for a while.  If you would like to win this yummy fabric, you have four chances.
1.  Visit Sarah's blog and become a follower.  Come back here and leave me a message letting me know you are now a follower.
2.  Read my post on Sarah's blog and come back here to leave a comment about the "Why" section of the post.
3.  Become a follower of my blog.
4.  Leave me a comment about what you are reading these days.
Winner will be chosen Wednesday morning.  Please be sure I have a way to contact you.

Thanks for stopping by.
Good luck, and joyful quilting.

59 comments:

dianehobbit said...

I am already a follower of Sarah's blog, that is where I got the link to your blog. I have now joined your blog and see that you've joined the FWSQAL too. Your idea is a great one, but I'm not sure I could commit to a quilt every six months. I have just downloaded One Day and The Girl with a Dragon Tatoo onto my Kindle. Good Luck with your online adventure.

Karen said...

I am already a follower of yours and Sarah's blog due to H2H challenge. I enjoy both your blogs. I love your idea but this is out of my comfort zone and I really don't have the time. I agree online quilters share with each other and I have learned many helpful things from them. I wish you the best on this adventure and I look forward to hearing all about it.

Ann Marie said...

This sounds wonderful, I have never made an art quilt before, so I am not sure how well that would go over for me. As for the reading part, the book has to be a good one and suck me in for me to be able to get it read in a short amount of time. I will have to think about this one. I am a follower of both you and Sarah's blogs.

krisgray said...

I have a library degree - I love to read - and I love to quilt! Combing the two would be great fun. Belonging to a reading group also forces me to try something outside my comfort genre.

P.S. Love your book shelf quilt. I've had a pattern for about 3 years now and still haven't made it.

krisgray said...

I am a happy follower of Sarah's blog.

krisgray said...

I've been on a classic murder mystery kick lately. Specifically, I've been reading Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. When I need a real puzzle, not just a cozy, I go to the classics.

krisgray said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Cathy said...

Hi Miki. Loved your guest blogging on Sarah's blog. I now follow her blog. Hugs

Cathy said...

The Why: is you enjoy your online groups. Me too. Hugs

Cathy said...

I have been following your blog for sometime now. I love your creativity and inspiration. Hugs

Cathy said...

I am currently reading Mariners Compass by Earlene Fowler. For the second time. Love reading and quilting. Hugs

diane said...

I am a follower of Sarah's blog and read your guest post today.

diane said...

The why...I love online groups, quilting and putting the two together with a good read is perfect. I became a follower of your blog today.

diane said...

I'm a follower

diane said...

I am frantically trying to finish The Help before it comes out in the theatres this week!

Missy said...

I follow Sarah's Blog.

Missy said...

I'm now a follower of your blog. This sounds like a lot of fun. I haven't done this before and I think it might stretch my creativity some.

Regina said...

I already follow Sarah's blog.

Regina said...

I like your comment about getting inspiration from what we are reading - I am currently working on a quilt that was inspired by a song title - and it is probably the most "out of the box" thing I have ever done - and it is energizing to work this way!

Regina said...

Not reading much - my summertime reading level is actually lower than winter as i am spending nearly every daylight hour in my garden - and what time remains after dark sneaking in some sewing. When I do read, it is mostly Tom Clancy novels right now.

Hilachas said...

What a great idea! I would love to participate in the read and quilt group. However, what does it entail? Would we be making the same quilt or sharing our ideas about what to include in a quilt? What are our book choices?

Hilachas said...

I am already a follower of Sarah's blog. That's how I came to find yours :)

Hilachas said...

I am now follower #62 of your blog.

Hilachas said...

I read constantly. I have just finished a volume of Stephen King's short stories, I'm reading "Riding the Iron Rooster" by Paul Theroux, I finished the Stephen Koontz Frankenstein series of five, and I finished "One Summer" by David Baldacci.
I love nearly everything Stephen King except for the occult-type, I like travel books (loved Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" about the Appalachian Trail), I like mysteries by JA Jance, Mary Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich. I don't really care for books that make one sad. I like to read a book that leaves me feeling good when I'm done. I hate, hate, hate those books of love where one part of the couple ends up dead and the other spends the rest of his/her life remembering the other.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a follower of Sarah's blog

Quilter in the Gap said...

This concept sounds interesting to me because I read a great deal of quilting and romance books and I think the two of them kinda go hand in hand. I would love to use my books for inspiration.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am already a follower of your blog

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am currently reading Marie Bostwick's newest book...Threading The Needle

Willa said...

Thanks so much for sharing Sarah's blog. I really enjoyed it. So many blogs, so many quilts. Wish there were more hours in the day.

Jessica said...

I follow Sarah's blog!

Jessica said...

I read your post - that's how I got here! - and I think it's a great idea - I would love to make quilts inspired by books I read. I don't know how much I could commit right now, but I'd love to try to follow along.

Jessica said...

I follow your blog now!

Jessica said...

I just read "The Power of One," "Water for Elephants," and "One Day." All were fantastic reads. I'm finishing up "The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman," and next on my list is "The Help" and "Atonement."

tropicslady said...

I thoroughly agree with the 'why' portion because online groups are a great way to learn new techniques as well as meet other quilters from all over, not just local.

(And I love your fish!)

Sallie said...

I already follow Sarah's blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I've never thought of making a quilt based on a book I'm reading. Novel idea! (pun intended) :)

Sallie said...

Right now I'm reading, In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a new follower of your blog.

charlotte said...

I am a follower of yours now. I really am enjoying getting to know you through your blog.

charlotte said...

This group sounds so interesting to me because I love to quilt and read, but I have never had a book inspire me to make a quilt. I would be interested in exploring that idea.

charlotte said...

I am reading the Tales of the Arabian Nights, at the suggestion of Lizzy House on her blog. I read a bit here and there. Mostly I read fiction.

KatieQ said...

I am a follower of Sarah's blog.

KatieQ said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

KatieQ said...

Why?
I belong to several online quilting and embroidery groups. Most of them are info groups, a few offer members encouragement for projects and one is a charity quilting group that makes quilts for Rotoplast missions and children awaiting adoption. Although I enjoy them, I would like to be a part of an online group that is focused on a particular project.
I liked being part of the H2H challenge and meeting other bloggers. Until now, I have focused my quilting exclusively on making charity quilts. They are attractive and functional, but I have not grown as a quilter. I recently signed up for a small quilt (under 24 x 24) swap as a way to push myself into trying new techniques and finally to make something for myself. I love to read and have often found myself thinking about expressing my feelings about a particular book in a quilt. I really would like to belong to this group and spread my wings or pages as the case may be.

KatieQ said...

I recently finished "Reading Lolita in Tehran." Learning of the passion these women had for the American novels they read, inspired me to start reading all of the books that were mentioned in the memoir. We take our access to literature of all types for granted. When I read how difficult it was for the women in the Iranian reading group to have access to books that were not "approved" by the government, it gave me an urgency to read what they could not.
I started with the "Great Gatsby," (which I never finished when it was assigned in High School) and moved on to Navokov's "Lolita." I am now starting "The Last Tycoon."

gill said...

I follow Sarah

gill said...

I think online groups are a great idea! I am careful not to join too many and over commit myself - then you lose the fun element!

gill said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

gill said...

at the moment I'm rereading the Timetravellers' Wife which is one of my favourite books!

Lyanna L. said...

That sounds like such a great idea! Who doesn't love book and quilts?! =)

Lyanna L. said...

Also if you're looking for a book to read I highly recommend Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut...a classic and such a great read.

Snoodles said...

Hi Miki! I follow Sarah's blog!
Jacque in SC

Snoodles said...

I'm a follower, here, too! Love your quilty projects....you inspire me!
Jacque in SC

Snoodles said...

Why? Because we can get stuck in a rut...with our friends, with our quilting. We need to push ourselves to meet new people, learn new skills, and keep it all fun! I'd love to do this; I have to finish my MIL quilt first, tho. Maybe I can start on round two?!
Jacque in SC

Snoodles said...

I'm getting Pilgrim's Progress off the shelf and re-reading it....an oldie but goodie.
Jacque in SC

Wtrstone said...

I am now an official follower of your blog... tho I have been reading it for some time.
Kat

Wtrstone said...

Why...because my love for books is old and deep... and my love of quilts grows stronger every day. I would love to challenge myself with something like this - I need a tangible goal to feed my creativity and I need a creative community to interact with.
Am currently reading "House Rules" and "Reading Lolita in Tehran".

Kat wtrstone @ aol (dot) com

Jodi said...

I follow Sarah's blog.

SeeingStars said...

1. I'm now following Sarah's blog.
2. Online reading/quilting group ... I like the idea of challenges. I think I'm going to start making weekly journal quilts to keep trying new things. I guess an online reading group would force me to read a larger variety of books. I tend to lean toward mysteries and thrillers.
3. I joined your blog too. :)
4. I'm reading The Puzzle (Samantha Jamison Mystery) on my Kindle. Also reading The Floribama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle by Lois Battle. Also reading the gospel of Luke, New Testament.