Thursday, November 7, 2013

Everyone Loves Free Stuff

One of the things that I loved most about Quilt Market and Quilt Festival, were all the chances to win awesome prizes and giveaways. When I left festival I didn't think I walked out with many goodies, but I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and looked at everything all together.

First off I am over the moon for getting that Mood bag!! I have watched Project Runway for years and I have always dreamed about going to Mood Fabrics. So when I saw it was one of the goodie bags at the meet-up for the HMQG I just knew I had to have it. Thankfully I helped Sally with the goodies bags and I got to pick mine before the party started :) Being early pays off people!

I was lucky enough to get a color card from the amazing Alex at Aurifil Threads. I love that I can now see the colors in person before ordering in line, or before hauling William to my LQS. I love Aurifil thread, it sews gorgeously and it comes in a fantastic array of colors.

I also bought a bottle of flatter from a company called Soak. It is amazing! It is a starch-free smoothing spray and it is made from planet derived and renewable ingredients and it is great for sensitive skin. Plus is smells amazing. I got the Yuzu scent and it is citrus-y. I'm gonna do a full review of it later on :)

The amazing Aurifil thread I won playing putt-putt in their booth! It was so much fun and I love the colors that I got.

The ironing board cover I got for my grandmother for Christmas. She has been using the same silver ironing board cover for yyyyyeeeeaaaarrrrrssss! It belonged to her grandmother and it is bad shape. She tried to fix it with scotch tape because it is falling apart but she swears by it and won't do any ironing without it. When I saw this ironing board cover I didn't even have to think about buying it. I just did it.

I was lucky enough to get Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe in my goodie bag at the Houston Modern Quilt Guild Meet-Up. I have wanted this book for the longest time, and I am so glad it is finally mine! Once I knock some things off my WIP list, I want to make some of the patterns in this book. I also got Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine but I'll talk more on that in a bit.

 Of course I have a stack of business cards and an amazing button from Purple Daisies, LLC.

I'm a huge nerd and saved my name tags because I was so excited about this being my very first time going to Quilt Market and Quilt Festival!

Ok back to the Magazine!  We were lucky enough that Love Patchwork & Quilting donated magazines to the HMQG to give away in the goodie bags. It is a fantastic magazine and I am itching to make some of the projects that are in there.

It is a sister magazine to the Mollie Makes magazine. I've personally have never picked up a copy of Mollie Makes, but I have heard it is fantastic! Plus if it is anything like Love Patchwork & Quilting, then I really want to get it now. They ran a few trial issues of LP&Q earlier this year, and is now launching their first official issue.

This issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting will be available in the U.S. on November 13th. You can check out this post by Jennifer of Ellison Lane to get a sneak peek inside this issue. Trust me you are going to want to see the amazing projects that are inside this thing :)

Here is the awesome news! There were a bunch of extra magazines left over after the meet-up, and I got to bring some home to giveaway to y'all! Six of them to be exact.

How to Win:

  1. Follow my blog, Instagram, or Facebook.  
  2. Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite crafty magazine is, and how you follow :)
That's it. Make sure you leave your email address if you are a no-reply commenter so that I can have a way to contact you if you win! The giveaway will be open until next Wednesday at midnight and I will pick the 6 winners via a random number generator.

Good luck with the giveaway!!

26 comments:

  1. What fun goodies you got at Quilt Market and Quilt Festival! My favorite crafty magazine is Quilty. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :) I follow via GFC.

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  2. I went to the Houston quilt show once. So much fun!

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  3. omg so many wonderful goodies, I follow your blog and via instagram (corneliadesigns), and for my favorite crafty magazine, I have to say i dont have one, its impossible to get the great ones over here, so i never buy any

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  4. I follow your blog through Bloglovin'. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  5. My favorite magazine is Fons $ Porter Scrap Quilts. The designs are great and I always learn something to improve my quilting through the Tips and techniques section. I look forward to checking out this magazine later this month - what can I say but that I love to read and dream - and quilt! kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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    1. Oh I love that one too!! Good luck with the giveaway :)

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  6. I would love to go to Quilt Market - lucky you!

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  7. I no longer have a favorite quilting magazine and I'm looking for one to love.
    I follow you on bloglovin.

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    1. This one is a great one to love! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  8. I would LOVE a magazine! I follow you on bloglovin and IG x

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  9. I dont have a favorite magazine because I love them all. Thanks for sharing. I follow by facebook and IG

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  10. My new favorite mag is Quilty, because the projects are fresh and striking and I like the "voice" of the magazine. My perennial favorite is Quilter's Newsletter. I follow you via Bloglovin'. Thanks for sharing your swag with us!

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  11. I follow you with bloglovin and I don't really have a fave craft magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I think my favorite magazine is Quilty, but I never let myself buy magazines... I keep thinking I could spend the money on fabric :)

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  13. I don't subscribe to any magazines, but I'd love to win a copy of Quilty! I'm a new follower.

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  14. OOPS!! I meant Love Patchwork & Quilting - was reading the post above and trying to type at the same time.

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  15. I don't have a favorite yet. I'm fairly new to quilting and I'm still at the 'browse the magazine at the store and buy whichever one suits my fancy' phase. I follow on Facebook.

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  16. Hi, pick me! pick me! LOL I'll be a good sport. I like Fons & Porter & Quilting Arts, but throw something else at me & I'd definitely love that, too ;-)
    RunningHen.blogspot.com

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  17. I wish I could have been at the Quilt Show. What awesome goodies. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. I'm following you on facebook and my favorite magazine would be any that has scrappy quilts.

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  19. I follow on facebook. I like Quilty and Quilts and More.

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  20. Fons and Porter Scrappy ..love all sorts of quilty sewing mag..I am new to blogs so I have not figured
    out how to follow so for now your blog is saved in favorites ..my da got me going on this world of blogging
    I love reading the different blogs only problem not enough time to read everyone and do my stuff LOL

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  21. I actually LOVE mollie makes and have been scouring the newsagents here for this magazine! I'm a follower :)

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  22. Great goodies.Here ,spain,No favorite magazines,love many and in my area I can´t choose many.

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  23. I follow via GFC.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I am a magazine addict! I think Quilty is my favorite. I have actually signed up for this one already!!! I think it might be my next favorite:) I would love a free one to share though. Love following you all over the place girl. So wish I could have went to Market....

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