Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!! Happy Giveaway To YOU!!!

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago. In honor of that, I would like to have a giveaway. I have been collecting a few" quilty" things here and there for a while. I may not be finished shopping for the giveaway yet, but I will post a picture of it soon. Leave a comment on this post and tell me who your favorite fabric or pattern designer is or your favorite quilt shop. The shop can be off or on line. If you post about the giveaway and link to my blog I will enter you twice. If the name selected mentions where they heard of the giveaway, that person (who posted it) will win something too. Good luck to everyone! I will chat soon with pictures.

79 comments:

Sheila in Ohio said...

Happy Birthday, Pat!
My favorite pattern designer is Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie's), but a newfound one I really like is Margot Languedoc whose designs come under the 'The Pattern Basket' name. AND my favorite quilt shop ever is The Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH. What sales! And I ended up here from your comment on Toni's post for the tote giveaway! WHEW! (sorry, no blog for me)

Arlette said...

Happy Birthday, Pat! I hope you had a wonderful day. Thank you for dropping by my blog. I have enjoyed browsing through yours. I really love your stitcheries. I have yet to perfect my embroidery skills.
My favorite fabric at the moment is Cherry Baby from Holly Holderman. I have yet to get my little hands on some yardage. My favorite local quilt shop is The Calico Cat. They have a great selection of fabric.
I won't be putting out another blog post until Monday so I'll include your blog link at that time.
Aloha!

MouseChirpy said...

Pat,
I live in Mililani Mauka. It is the same community as Mililani Town though it is located above the freeway in the mountain area. Mauka in Hawaiian means toward the mountain.
Aloha,
Lettie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday!!
Picking a favourite designer or shop is very very difficult. I tend to be like a buzzy bee sampling from all the shops...including those that happen to be closest. I suppose here in the UK my favouirte online shop would be the Contented Cat. They have the best customer service and they charge the actual shipping charge as opposed to a fixed rate which is nice when you are just ordering needles!

Karol-Ann said...

Just stumbled on your blog via Jeanne and read Jane's comment (as I'm in the UK too, it was very interesting).
I don't do any stitchery, mainly piecing so love Carol Doak, Quilterscache and Quiltville. Fabrics I love depends on the project really, I like lots of stuff.
Hope you had a great brithday :-)

Leanne said...

Happy Bday........ Fave designer Rosalie Quinlan/Melly & Me..... fave quilt shop Hetties Patch in little old Adelaide. Not sure about fabric. If my computer gets back to a working condition I will mention the give away on my blog....here's hoping.

Kathie said...

Happy Birthday!
favorite shop
Z and S online shop
http://www.zandsfabrics.com/ the service and prices are wonderful.
Favorite Designer...hmmm thats a hard one
how about the quilters from the 1800's where most quilt designs are based from anyway!
Thanks...

Marit said...

Happy birthday!
To be honest I don't have any favorite designer, I just pick the fabrics I like and don't notice the designer. As I live in Norway my favorite online quilt shops are Norwegian. They are: Lappedilla,and Desiree's Lappeteknikk. Of international I like Fabric Shack. My local quilt shop just closed!

sbonetsue said...

I love lots of different styles and designers so that would be too hard to pick. My favorite shop is one you might be aware of, Material Rewards, in Dansville, NY. It is always stuffed with wonderful fabric, patterns, notions, just a great variety. And the ladies there are very helpful, it is a great place to go.

Linda said...

Happy belated birthday Pat. I love anything done by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts.

annemarie said...

I just discovered your blog and love it. Your stitchery is beautiful. I love Amy Butler fabrics and my favorite quilt shop is a local shop - Time Treasured Quilts. Hope you have a great birthday.

May Kristin said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
I have more than one favorite quilt shop! One is my LQS www.kreativquilt.no, and another one is in Oslo. They don't have a web-site, but a blog, kathrinesquiltestue.blogspot.com Both of them are worth a visit!
Three sisters are among my favorite fabric designers, and Leanne Beasley is one of my fav patterndesigners!

Primgal55 said...

Happy Birthday Pat! I would love to see the sitchery with that saying once you finish it. I am not a quilter(though I wish I was sometimes!) so please don't enter me in the give away - wouldn't be fair to those that are! I just enjoy seeing what talented folks like you do! hugs, Linda

dolls123 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!
I don't have a favorite fabric, pattern designer or quilt shop.
I like a little of everything

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Pat :)

I live in the little town of Rydal, Georgia and can't afford to buy the Amy Butlers and such...and the only fabric within hours of us comes from Hobby Lobby. Sooooo, based on that, I'd say my fav from HL is Sister Brother Designs. Pretty fabric, at a shop near (me) you!
I found your blog through a quilt roll link on the Covered Porch and Wooden Screen Door site.

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to me! LOL. Thanks for the comment on my Blog and good luck with the Quilt Market Give Away! I love all my new Blogging Friends I'm meeting. Toodles, ~jodi

Robin C said...

A belated birthday Pat!

I live in Richmond Virginia and am addicted to all things primitive. Add a sheep or bee skep and I'm done for. Have to have it. Alas, not a good shop around here to buy primitive but no problem

My favorite is Primitive Gatherings in Wisconsin.

Kim said...

Happy same birth date as me day! Lol, I didn't have a giveaway, what a nice idea! My all time favorite shop and designers are the Country Threads gals, Mary and Connie in Garner Iowa. But my LQS the Quilters Coop is my favorite local. Happy Birthday!!

Stina said...

Happy belated birthday to you Pat!! Hope you had a wonderful time!!
Ohhh...favourite shops...difficult...In Sweden...http://www.butikenannalunda.se/...and in Australia...
http://www.honeysucklecottage.com.au/shop/ and in USA...oh tooo many ...;D but I definetly know who is NOT my favourite...Cross Stitch Keepsakes... :(...And wow...fabric favourite...for the moment Simplicity by 3 sisters and ME fabrics!
And at last favourite designer...think hard...Hmmm...ok Cheri Saffiote Payne...Bareroots and Leanne Beasley...Wow that was a long comment! I will put up a blogentry tomorrow and mention you there...
Take care..

ikkinlala said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

I don't have a favourite fabric or pattern designer, but my favourite quilt shop is called The Sewing Basket (it's the closest thing I have to a local one, I think). I'm not sure if they have a website, but I love going to the store because everyone there is friendly.

Catherine said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
My favourite fabric type seems to be shabby chic, although I regularly play with other types. I don't really ahve a favourite designer. Favourite quilt shop? I guess it would be Ginny's Premium Quilt Shoppe in Oakville, Ontario.
I got here from Polka Dot Pineapple!

sweetiepie said...

Happy Birthday, Pat. There is a cute little quilt shop in Harlan, Iowa called Stitchin' Tree Quilts. I love that place! I found your giveaway from a link on Lettie's blog Polka Dot Pineapple.

Freda's Hive said...

Very happy birthday. I have so many favorites it is hard to say. I love superbuzzy.come and reprodepot.com. They have fabric no one else has and sometimes I love that, having something that isn't main stream. But you pay a price there for it.

So where do you get fabric in upstate New York? My father-in-law is from Westport New York and we were there a couple years ago, its pretty remote. I didn't get into Lake Placid but really shopping is not easy up there. Its so beautiful though.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Happy Birthday! One of my favorite designers/shop owners/shop is Lisa Bongean, and her shop is Primitive Gatherings. Her prims are beautiful and so unique. The wool they make at their shop is second to none!

Elly D said...

Happy Birthday, Pat!
My favourite pattern designer is Jo Morton, but I also like Kaffe Fassett and several others, lol.
My favourite shop is possibly oooh now I can't make my mind up let's just say a lot on Quiltshops.com :)) I was on Arlette's blogspot "Polka dot Pineapple" when she mentioned you:)) so I came right over.
Now how do I link to you on my blogspot? All the very best Elly

miniaturequilter said...

Happy Birthday!!
I found your blog via Catherine.
Favorite fabrics is easy Kansas Troubles! I buy my fabric mainly online through many different stores, one is called Favorite Fabrics, another is Connecting Threads.

Jeanne said...

Happy belated Birthday! My favorite designers are Jo Morton and Judie Rothermel. I love everything they put out there. Elly from Mad4Patchwork led me here to the giveaway. I can't choose a fabric shop - there are so many.

Jacquie said...

I was at Cathi's blog (Quilt Obsession). Happy Birthday to you! I love Denyse Schmidt fabrics and my very favorite fabric store is Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence, Kansas.

Darlene said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Pat.

I can't give you a favorite anything because I'm quite fickle. LOL

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Happy Belated Birthday To You!!!! Just found you through Quilt Obsession. Thanks for the give away.

Sew Prim Khris said...

Well who doesnt love a give away. Happy Birthday to you..hope you got spoilt..hugs Khris in Oz

Carole said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful time at the Quilted Crow! I love that shop! Cheers!

Louise SS said...

Happy Birthday! I think my favorit shop is a tossup between Fat Quarters quilt Shop in Vista, CA or Calico Horse in Redlands, also CA.
There are too many fabrics to choose from since I like so many different ones. Leanne Beasley is wonderful designer.
Kviltstina sent me over...good luck to us both.

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday!

I order a lot from Fabric Depot in Portland, OR, but I really like the Fabric Shack, too. And I like eQuilter.com because they donate part of the proceeds to charities.

I can't settle on a favorite--seems every FabShopHop I find a new one to love.

Designer? I haven't been quilting long enough to try many, so will abstain on that one.

Annette said...

My favorite quilt shop is Sweet Lavender in Roy, Utah. A beautiful shop!

Carolyn said...

saw it was your birthday on ely's site (mad4patchwork)
i love pat sloan's designs/books
and my favorite shop is Fabric Shack in Waynesville Oh (kinda far for me) and the Barn in Bettsville Ohio
will put your post on my blog
http://friendshipstarquilter.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

friendshipstartquilter sent me over here. My latest favortie designer is Barbara Brandeburg. I just purchased her Big Birdie Block quilt pattern from www.quilterswarehouse.com (look under Cottage Rose).

SO.....put me in the draw please.Pretty please...

Marica said...

Happy Brithday Pat!
Oh not to easy to say who my favoritdesigner is but on of my fav is Leanne Beasly. My favorite fabric designer are Three sister and my favoritshop here in Sweden is Butik Annalunda..My friend Stina sent me over to your giveaway and I´ll say a word about it to on my blogg..

Take care!

Simonetta said...

Ciao Pat,Happy Birthday!!!!To be honest I don't have any favorite designer, I just pick the fabrics I like and don't notice the designer,in this moment I like it
Laurel Burch and the Timbleberries.I don't have a favorite quilt shop.Have a great and happy birthday time!

Dana said...

Happy Birthday!

My favorite fabric designer right now is Heather Bailey for Free Spirit . . . well, um . . . maybe Amy Butler. I really have too many to choose a favorite. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Just dicovered you blog and love the patterns there. My some people get through some amazing amoutn of work, WHY CANT I?
Now to enter you giveaway, my faveroite shop is in Australia, Logans is its name, and I have started going there first, because I always went there last, ans they always had things I needed, so now I start there.Friendshipquilters is where i came across you. Cheers Denise

Nancy said...

I'd love to enter your give-away. My absolute favorite quilt shop is Hearbeat Quilts in Hyannis. I get there about every three years. My second favorite is Cottonseed Glory in Annapolis. They also vend at the Lancaster Show.

Count me in, please?

nancy, near philadelphia

LC said...

Hi, and Happy Birthday.

I like batiks and almost all designers to even name one. How about Kaffe Fassett!

My favorite online shop is Hancocks in Peducah Kentucky, but the best store ever is Rosies in San Diego. I don't get there very often (since I live in Canada), but it is a dandy. Oh, there is another one in Florida that is super, right east of the space center... yes, I'm a quilt shop lover... how about that one in...

Solstitches said...

Happy belated birthday Pat!
Having just discovered the Quilted Crow website I'd have to say that is my current favourite.
I have mentioned this giveaway on my blog entry for today and hope it will bring many more visitors to your blog to join the fun.

Fiesta said...

Happy Birthday Pat.
Thank you for having a giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog.

julia said...

Happy Birthday, Pat!
It's hard to tell which designer is my favourite one...I think there are (currently) two: Leanne Beasley (Leanne's House) and Natalie Lymer (Cinderberry Stitches), fabric: these romantic moda ranges by various designers (can't name just one)...I actually don't have a favourite quilt shop...I'm dreaming of a visit in all these gorgeous shops I've seen here in www...;o)
I've already posted in my blog about your giveaway!

sandra said...

I like the Amy Butler fabrics and the on line shop Fatquartershop.
Happy Birthday!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

I love Thimbleberries and I adore using Moda fabrics. I can't pick a favorite quilt shop.......I love exploring new ones though!

Happy Birthday to you!

Sew Prim Khris said...

oohhh I forgot to say my fav online shop is www.wishuponaquilt.com
Hugs Khris

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday

I really like a lot of the designers, buy what really hits my eye...but like a lot of Indygo Junction. My favorite shop is Lucky to be quilting in Pecatonica Illinois

I came here from Kviltstina
Lyn

Vickie said...

Happy belated Birthday Pat,I like designs from Cath from Cathroncountry designs,
cheers Vickie

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Pat and Happy Belated Birthday. Margaret (Spain) talked about you in her blog - so I thought I would drop in and visit.

My favorite quilt shop this week is Jam Patch in Stuart, Florida. But that is because I am in Stuart this week for a little R&R.

I love Moda fabrics and Thimbleberries fabrics. I love more primitive and traditional quilts - though I have been making some different themed ones. There is no quilt shop near where I live in Georgia so I will buy only what I need for whatever quilt I want to make. (I do pick up some miscellaneous yardage just because!)

Will visit again -

Roberta

Lorrie said...

Happy Birthday to you! I found your blog through Julia of www.littlegirlquilts.blogspot.com

There are so many great fabrics and designers out there that it's hard to choose. But I'm really like Anna Maria Horner's stuff and Valori Wells. They both have blogs that showcase their wonderful fabric.

Lorrie

Carol R said...

Happy Birthday - I found your blog through Margaret (A Sampler of Stitches). I have no particular favourite shop or designer.
Please enter me into your draw

angelasweby said...

Pat,
A happy belated birthday to you. I was guided here by Margaret, my good friend from A Sampler of Stitches. She's producing some really pretty and very inspirational little stitchery pieces at the moment.
My favourite designers who very prettily combine my great love of cross stitching with a newly developing love of quilting are Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs. I love their designs and their beautiful quilting patterns.
I have just been away for a week in Holland staying with another stitching friend, Heidi from Needle Necessities and, under her guidance, I embarked on my first quilting experience, a crazy quilt heart. I've fallen in love with a new craft and will definitely be trying out some more...hmmm!
Warm wishes for your birthday celebration.
Angela (no blog but an album)
www.picturetrail.com/angelasweby

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday! I am just learning about quilting and fabrics. In our area, Lavender Lime is our favorite quilt shop! I found your give away through http://quiltobsession.blogspot.com/
I love your blog!

dianaj said...

Happy belated Birthday. I saw about your giveaway on A Sampler of Stitches blog. My favorite quilt shop is Calico,Canvas and Colors in Racine,WI. I don't have a blog,but I like to read others. Thanks for having a giveaway.

Sandra said...

My favourite fabrics are the William Morris reproductions, you can use them for almost anything. Hope you had a great birthday.

Lea said...

Happy Birthday, Pat!
Mmmm, my favorite designer.... I have so many of! *S*
My favorite quilt shop is The Country Loft in South California! www.cloft.com
It's a lovely shop with wonderful patterns and fabrics.
Hugs,
Lea from Far East but soon to be in CA

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy belated birthdy Pat! My favourite fabric designer is Amy Butler - I am loving her Midwest Modern fabric at the present time. My fave shop is "Calico and Ivy" in Mosman Park, Western Australia.

julie said...

any amy butler fabic is fabulous and I use many etsy shops for picks...I now am using vintage japanese children's prints
3beez at bellsouth dot net

anne bebbington said...

Happy Birthday - I'd love to be included in your giveaway please - I never have a specific favourite fabric but I must say that thrifted shirting plaids do it for me every time

windycindy said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I have a birthday next month! We have a wonderful little quilt shop here in our town called "The Quilter's Garden!" It is wonderful and quaint.
Thanks for a fun contest. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

kcenya1950 said...

happy birthday to you as well. my favourite quilt shop is the gathering place in rupert idaho. it is 4 hours or so from my house in boise and is worth every single minute in the car. have a great year

Karen said...

I love where you say in your "About Me" that you love all things done with needle and thread.
Hope your b-day was a wonderful one.

Noémia said...

Happy Birthday,Pat.
I don`t have a favorite pattern designer, I like romantic fabrics and I have not a favorite shop.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday Pat :-)
I would love to enter your giveaway ( whatever the prize will be, will be great...surprises are always wonderful ...besides my birthday is in June so anything quilty is better then what my family will give me ...LOL
Liz S.

Lilly said...

Woo Hoo, a give away!!! I never win, but I still like to enter. I found you through the Quilt Obsession Blog. Happy Birthday! My favorite online quilt shop is the Fat Quarter Shop, and my only LQS is Sew Neat. And it is NEAT. I love Lynette Anderson's designs. And my favorit fabric is 10O% cotton. Ha Ha. Seems most every thing I buy is a floral. Must go now and make a link to you on my blog. I am a new blogger so don't expect much.

Helz said...

Happy Birthday Pat! Julia from Little Girl Quilts sent me on over... My Favourite Designer would have to be Natalie Lymer - Cinderberry Stitches & Anything Amy Butler just Talks To Me!!!

julieQ said...

Happy Birthday! I love Lone Star house of quilts, Arlington, Texas.

peggy said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes Pat...

I love traditional quilt patterns and am hooked on 30's, Thimbleberries and anything Moda. I was just at a 4 day retreat in Indiana and did a lot of projects. One of these days I'll post some pics.

Peggy in NJ

Bernadette said...

Happy Birthday for a few weeks ago! I like so many different fabric ranges that I don't have a favorite but I love Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut and ANY civil war/repro especially Judie Rothermel. My favorite patchwork shop is Ballarat Patchwork
http://www.ballaratpatchwork.com.au and for civil wars I like
www.quiltbook.com

Noémia said...

Now, if you wish, you may contact me.I made some modification. My porfile have the mail and a new picture. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure I left a comment-don't see it listed. Happy Belated B-Day. I enjoy your blog very much-keep up the good work. Tracy-Lynne

tracylynne223@yahoo.com

Rhondi said...

Happy birthday. Lilly sent me here. My favorite fabric designer is Jane Sassman. I love all her wild colors! Hope I win. It's my birthday on Thursday so it would be a perfect birthday present
Rhondi

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, and thank you for that generous offer of a give-away Pat !
I have Leanne Beasley on the top of my list, but I like Robyn Pandolph and April Cornell as well, it's a tough question for a Moda kind-a-girl :-)
I just love fabrics, and admire
all you lovely ladys who make such wonderfull blogs; thank you all !
Danielle from Bruges in Belgium.
tantedanny@hotmail.com

Julie said...

If your give-away is still going, please enter me in!! I would love to win. Good idea to do a give-away for your birthday--but we should be giving something to you. Thanks for visiting my blog--come back anytime. Julie

debbie said...

Hi Pat,Is it too late to go in the draw? Happy birthday Too. Deb

~D Spack~ said...

I hope I'm not too late for the draw! I live in Western Idaho, but like the quilts shops in Norther Utah. Happy Belated Birthday. I hope to win, as I have never won one of these giveaways! Thank You.