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Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Give-Away; Future Longarm Quilter

100_1848 I promised to have a give-away in honor of FALL, my 100th post, over 5000 visitors, and just because I want to. SO…

Two lucky people will win their choice of either a jelly roll or layer cake of Moda’s “Wonderland” fabric by MoMo. BEAUTIFUL stuff! Technically, the first person drawn will have their choice, the second person gets the one left.

RULES: 1. You get one entry by leaving a comment on this post. If you do not have a Google id please be sure to leave your email address so I will know how to get in touch with you should you win.

2. You get a second entry by posting a link to this give-away on your blog… please leave a new comment to let me know you have done this with a link so I can check you out!

3. You may get a 3rd entry by becoming a follower of this blog. Leave an additional comment and let me know you have joined my followers. Already a follower? Just leave an additional comment and let me know that, and you will also get another entry.

(Please realize that if you post a comment that says…” Please enter me, and I am posting to my blog, and I have signed up to follow…” in the same comment, that is only going to give you ONE entry because I am going by the number of comments for the drawing. Make a SEPARATE comment for each of the allowed entries, please.)

4. Drawing entries will close on Oct. 21st at 5PM Central time. A random number generator will be used to pick the 2 lucky winners. GOOD LUCK TO ALL! And please spread the word… the more, the merrier!

FUTURE LONGARM QUILTER

100_1842She thought this was a blast! The first thing my 9 1/2-year-old granddaughter did was write her name. She seems to be mesmerized with name writing… she did a lot of that. And of course, we had to use red fabric (her favorite color).

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Note the intense concentration on that little face! These were just doodles, but a great learning time for her. I was amazed at the improvement shown from the beginning of the practice piece to the end. WAY TO GO, KATIE BUG!

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Yes, my Gammill is as big as she is, but she managed it very well. She spent many hours on the machine during the 3 days she was here. A little more practice, and then after Christmas we will work on a quilt to be entered in the Kids Quilt category at MQS, and maybe MQX also.

AND WE’RE OFF!

100_1804I’m loading the camper today and we are leaving early tomorrow for 10 days of fall fun. We’ll stop by Crossett, AR and visit friends from there, then head NE. Our destination is Asheville, NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the first time I have been in any “real” mountains (I’m sorry but I just can not classify the Ozarks as “real” mountains after seeing the Rocky Mnts.!) during the peak of leaf viewing so I am really looking forward to it. We will also visit Great Smokey National Park (again) while we are there. We are just going to meander around (Hmmm… quilting terms creep in all of my conversation for some reason!) and see sights, look for fall festivals, enjoy nature and the beautiful leaves.

That is all said to let you now that I won’t be posting much… I’m not sure about the availability of internet because we will mostly be staying in older park campgrounds. So… SEE YOU WHEN WE RETURN!

Kat

54 comments:

  1. And have a safe trip. And don't forget the camera. And don't forget the drawing when you get back home. I'm in!

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  2. Yes, Yes, I've linked mine to yours. Oh, happy day!

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  3. Guess what, Kathy, I've been a follower for quite a while now and have read your every post!

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  4. Have fun on your trip, be safe!

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  5. i would love to win!!
    Donna in NE La.

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  6. I'm following your Blog now, Kathy!
    Donna in NE La.

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  7. Kathy I used to live in North Carolina and you are just going to love Ashville. I wanted to live there but it was not feasible for us.
    Please include me in your giveaway, it is a very generous one.

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  8. That's my old stomping grounds - we lived in the foothills of the Smokey's in Johnson City TN, my best friend has a quilt shop and longarm business Quilted Blessings in Bristol VA so if your journey takes you that way stop by and say hi. It's this time of year that I really miss the mountains. Thankful to have the ocean, but I could use a good dose of the mountains about now. Have a great trip! KO

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  9. Lovely giveaway. Count me in!!

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  10. Have a great trip...and please enter me in your giveaway drawing!!!

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  11. Kat - have a safe and fun getaway. Plus, thank you for the giveaway.

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  12. I am going to love reading your blog - many ideas here. I have just become your follower.

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  13. Wow, we haven't gone camping and traveling in so long. You have made me remember so many wonderful memories..............I am a followere of Marty's and I'm am so glad she sent me to your site.
    Please enter me in your drawing and I hope and pray you have a wonderful time.
    Karla

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  14. Wow.............your Pineapple Coconut Birthday Cake sounds wonderful! Gotta try that!

    I have joined as one of your followerrrrs...and I can tell that I have got to watch my weight, I have heard your receipe's are...WINNERS!

    THANKS
    KARLA....FROM MONROE, LOUISIANA

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  15. Count me in for your drawing. Looks like Katie had a great time on the quilting machine. Hope you have a safe and relaxing trip. Looking forward to some pictures when you return.

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  16. Kathy, I'm also a follower (pink & green sampler quilt). I love to see all your great projects and read your blog entries.

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  17. Hi Kathy, What a great giveaway! And I too love Pioneer Woman. It was because of her that I started blogging. Thanks for including me in such a generous giveaway :-)

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  18. Kathy, what a wonderful giveaway! I love the photos of Katie at the machine. Isn't it wonderful to watch their excitement and concentration at what they quilt?! I actually have my almost five year old daughter quilting on my Gammill some - she would "practice" on it everyday if I would let her. She has to stand on a chair to reach and is so cute.

    Love the fabric and the chance at the giveaway!

    Bari B

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  19. I am now a follower - although I was already following you on my Google Reader! LOL Now I get a double dose...

    Bari B

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  20. Okay - I have posted about your giveaway on my blog. Here is the direct link via TinyURL - http://tinyurl.com/yzw6oeh

    I am also going to mention your giveaway on a Yahoo group I belong to called StashSmashers.

    Thanks!

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  21. I just found your wonderful blog through a friend of a friend's blog. Isn't blogland wonderful? This is a very generous givaway and I am off to place a notice on my blog. Unfortunately, it won't appear for a couple of days, so I'll be back when it posts.

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  22. This whole thing sounds wonderful. I would be thickled to win.

    Dee

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  23. Hi Kat,
    I'm all in and hoping to win... maybe a start to something big!!!

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  24. Hi Kat,
    I have posted a link to your give-away on my blog. Check it out at http://paulasponderingsandpurpose.blogspot.com/
    Bless you!!!!!

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  25. Kat. I'm already a follower and also a fan. Not only of your beautiful, God inspired quilts and quilting gift, but also of your wonderful spirit. Thanks for all you do to advance the Kingdom of God and for making a difference in peoples lives.
    Love you,
    P

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  26. Glad to have found your blog. Will add your Give-Away to my blog right away. - How wonderful to see your granddaughter enjoying your longarm!

    Maria

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  27. Happy travels, happy fall and happy give away!! I love Wonderland!

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  28. I am now a follower, and I'd love to win. ;-)

    And I do so wish I had started to learn longarm quilting at that age!

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  29. Interesting to see a young girl able to use the gammil machine. I wasn't coordinated enough the one time I tried it. Shirley Whalen roshwha@psln.com I was born and raised in Norfolk, Va. and our yearly trips when we had enough gas ration stamps saved up were thru the Smokeys, up to the Luray Caverns and stayed in a motel right overtop the RR tracks with steam coming up thru the floorboards.

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  30. i also love the look of concentration on her face. its wonderful when they learn sooooo young.....count me in on the goodies.....ab

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  31. Oh yes that picture of concentration on Katie Bug is delightful, how lucky you both are!
    Please enter me in the giveaway and may you have Many more postings!

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  32. I love this Moda collection, Kathy! So bright. Please count me in.

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  34. I am already a happy follower!

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  35. So much to celebrate! Congrats.

    Thanks for sharing your blogging love with us!

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  36. How great that your granddaughter is showing an interest so young! Have a safe trip.

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  37. Love the layer cakes and jelly rolls. Count me in too.

    Huckelann@aol.com

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  38. What a lucky girl to have a teacher with a longarm Gammill!!!

    Enjoy your trip!

    larbuch@verizon.net

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  39. Quilting granddaughters are awesome!!! Happy camping trip!

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  40. It's official, I'm a follower. :-)

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  41. I'd love to be entered into your generous contest!

    I LOVE seeing your granddaughters interest in quilting!

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  42. Hi Kathy!

    This is Nancy from Many!

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  43. I have posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

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  44. Love your blog. Don't have time for one of my own. Would love to be entered in your drawing.

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  45. Glad I found your blog. Hope I win!

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  46. Count me in! Love your blog.
    Mary Anne

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  47. I can't believe I'm a few minutes past your deadline. What a great giveaway. It was good to see you at my place today. I've got some catching up to do.

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