Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Greet the WEEK with a PRIZE

I have had the craziest week!  First,  a retreat.  Teach a few classes.  Make some friends.  Meet some cousins.  Head home.  Get a phone call.  Daughter in labor.  Hurry and re-pack.  Leave for New Mexico.  Tend grandkids. Meet new grandson.  Come home, bringing grandkids with me.  Play, play, play.  Cut more kits.  Ship.  Guest Post.  Post.  WHeww.

(I have a guest post over on Stash Manicure today.  Be sure to check it out.

Last Wednesday my sister and I left our homes in northern Utah to go to a quilting retreat at Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon.  That's about 4 hours away.  We met two more sisters there, one from Mesa, Arizona and one from St. George, Utah.  There were about 250 quilters at this retreat, and boy did we have fun! Every noon and night we were treated with a trunk show from some wonderful quilters!  I taught 2 classes, and there was plenty of time to work on other projects as well.  It was nice to be at a retreat and not be in charge!  I actually retreated!

Here are a few photos that I snapped with my phone.  These cute ladies are "Two Peas in a Pod."  They did a trunk show for us one night.  It was fabulous!  I love their designs--so fresh and so fun.
 Here is another look at some of their trunk show.  They had so many quilts to show us that I became distracted and forgot to snap some pictures.  (Imagine that.)

Here is a darling little "Block of the Day" project that was offered by one of the vendors--Main Street Quilt Cottage.  They even used a teeny tiny bit of one of my fabrics from the Thistledown line in their kits.  I joked that they should have at least acknowledged me somehow--and they put my card on the quilt!!  (Can you spot the Thistledown?)

Now this was one of the best parts.  One of my students from last year brought her FINISHED project from the class I taught.  Isn't LuAnne's version of  "Trellis" fabulous!!?
Last year I gave a trunk show at this event all about my family retreat.  So this year I was delighted to hear from so many quilters who have started their own family quilting retreats.  Wow--good for you, ladies!  Isn't it fun!

Now because I have had such a crazy week, I think we need another prize drawing!  Don't you?  So this time lets give away some patterns.  How about a collection of  five of my newest designs. 



That's a $58 PRIZE to one lucky follower.  Sign up as a follower, and leave a comment so I can enter you in the drawing.  Then be sure to check back to see who the winner is!  I will choose a winner on Friday the 18th--at noon. 
Happy Quilting!

90 comments:

Kathy said...

I already am a follower-great prize!

The Rogers Family said...

I so love your patterns and your quilt show in Brigham City was the best.

Martina said...

Great pictures! And lovely give away.I am already a follower!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower!

What a busy lady you are!

Quilts and Other Blessings said...

I love your work! Congratulations on the new grandson!
Gina B.

Patchwork and Play said...

Have been a follower for a while now so would love to win!

Merete said...

Im a follower. Your post over at Stash Manicure was great, love the quilt your daughter made!!

gill said...

I'm already a follower!
Congratulations on your new grandson

Sunnybec said...

I already follow you. Those quilts are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

Smith Family Blog said...

Loved your class at Ruby's....congrats on your new grandson!

Laurie said...

your week does sound exhausting - congrats on the grandbaby :) and the pics were lovely. I do follow you - Laurie

llsbaskets at comcast dot net

Terry said...

I'd love to win some of your patterns! I'm already a follower! Thanks! :0)

Joan and Kevin said...

I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway.

Donna said...

Congratulations on the new grandson. Sounds like you have a fun filled week.

I love Trellis! Your student did an excellent job. Must have had a great teacher. Happy quilting.

Jill said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun. Congrats on your new grandbaby!
I follow, thanks for the chance at the patterns.

Jane said...

I'm following! Thanks so much!

Mommarock said...

Super Prize!!! I'm already a follower. (Fingers crossed :) !)

Renea said...

I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to try one of your patterns.

Passions and Pursuits said...

I'm glad to have found you today as I read your guest post on SM. You are an inspiration!

Barb said...

I am already a follower and what a fun giveaway. I enjoyed seeing some of the project and hearing about all the fun you had....but...I know that was a real treat to see your own design made up....congrats!!

Mama Pea said...

I'm already a follower. I have taken a class with the Two Peas in a Pod ladies. They are a lot of fun. Very creative and fun gals. Enjoyed my class a lot. It was at Winterfest, also in northern Utah. Up in the Wasatch mountains. If you haven't been to Winterfest, you should go sometime. Really fun.

bhafer said...

Just signed up as a follower. Not sure how I missed your blog but loved the quilt over on Stash Manicure and the patterns are great! Thanks.

Teresaquilts said...

Just came over from Stash Manicure, love what I'm seeing. will definately be back.
Teresa

Millie said...

I read your post over at Stash Manicure and had to come over to your blog. I love the hugs and kisses quilt and the story behind the quilt and the polka dot fabric. I am now a new follower of your blog. Thanks for a chance to win your beatiful patterns.

JCnNC said...

What a wonderful giveaway - I love presents, and especially patterns. I gladly became a follower and look forward to seeing more of what you are up to. Judy C

Miss Alissa said...

What a busy week! I'm a follower.

Katy said...

Thanks for the giveaway and I hope next week slows down a bit for you!!

Connecticut Chronichols said...

I'm a follower, too. Love your fabric and patterns. Congrats on the new grandson. You've been a busy lady lately!
Sue

Karen said...

I'd love to be able to complete one (or all) of those patterns. They look like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win and for your posts! I love it :-)

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm exhausted just reading about your week. Don't you just love the grandpeeps....and a new one..... Congratulations.

I've been to Stash Manicure and love your daughters Valentine quilt... sweet story. I was a first time guest blogger at SM on Feb 9...the binding tute.

I'm a follower and love your blog and patterns...and winning them would make me smile. Thanks for sharing...(o:

karenfae said...

I follow you blog and would love to win! Such delightful looking patterns you have.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

CheleLew said...

I found you because of your guest post at Stash Manicure. What an awesome giveaway this is - sure hope I win.
chelelew@gmail.com

Judy said...

I just discovered you, but will be a follower from now on. Great patterns and wonderful work.

Kathleen said...

I am already a follower...thanks for a great giveaway!!!

beth said...

already a follower and would love to win.

. said...

Really enjoy your quilts, fabrics and trunk shows. Wasn't that a treat to see someone's finished Trellis? It's like watching your children grow up! Congratulations on another fantastic year! I'm already a cyber-stalker, and thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns.

Barb said...

Hooray! I'm a follower, and that makes me eligible :)

Marcia W. said...

I'm already a followr. Thanks for the wonderful prize. I enjoyed your post on stash manicure today, and the story of your daughter's quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What great pictures! Love the quilts. I am already a follower :-)

Deb said...

Great prizes. I am already a follower of your blog. Looks like you had a fun week.

Shan said...

Great seeing you and your sisters at Ruby's. Wasn't that fun?!?

Sue said...

I am already a follower too and would love to win thee patterns

Tiffany Hayes said...

I am a follower. Saw your booth at Road to Ca. Loved you quilts. hope I win your patterns.

Mary said...

I am a follower and would love soem new patterns. I hear snow is in my forecast AGAIN! I wsh my family would retreat and quilt with me. I did a Handprint quilt with my children and grandchildren when we went to a cabin, that was fun! I had to finish it when I got home.

AKnativewoman said...

Wow, are you busy or what?!? Congrats on the new grandson! I am a follower, and would love to win your designs, very talented woman! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jen said...

Congrats! New baby...awww! I read your post over at SM today, thanks! I'll be saving that in my "want to do" file. Thanks for the giveaway!

hadacres said...

Whee I'm tired just reading that...lol.
Please be so kind as to add my name to the hat for a chance to win those wonderful patterns you designed.
thank you

Sinta Renee said...

I already have been a faithful follower J! I would love a chance to be entered into your giveaway! Thanks so much- very generous.

Danielle said...

Found you on stash manicure... love that quilt! Following! What great quilt ideas.

Lynda said...

Your patterns are my favorites. I am already a follower.

Fabric lover said...

Loved the idea of the family quilt retreat in your book. We just had our first one and it was a huge success. We are already planning the next. Loved all the patterns in the book.

Shannon said...

All thise quilts were great. Thank you for the give away!

Snoodles said...

I'm a new follower! I just found your blog and studio, since I read your guest post on stash manicure! I loved reading about your daughter's quilt and fabric choices!

Trudi said...

I'm sew pleased to have found you via Stash Manicure! Wow that's a whirlwind of a week, time for a little breather? I'm following now too, I've loved reading through your blog :)

Marian said...

I've been a follower for a while now and I would love to win those patterns! Thanks for the great giveaway.

OhioLori said...

I am a brand new follower!!! Found you today, on Stash Manicure!!

Loved the Valentine-y Quilt!! Beautiful!!

Thanks foer chance to win!!

Lori :)

Diane H said...

Already follow. Thanks for a chance. Off to SM to read your post, congrats.

sandra said...

I have been following your blog for a while and really love your quilts. Congrats on new grandson, grandchildren are such a wonderful blessing. Sandra

Kathy said...

I'm already a follower.

Loved your Stash Manicure post!

SteffiD said...

I have followed you for a while and love reading your blog. You're a really creative lady who loves her family :) Your patterns are simply gorgeous!

Jeane said...

I am a follower. Lovely pictures and giveaway. Thanks

patticakes said...

Saw your great post on Stash Manicure about Talia's quilt - very cute and very lucky guy who was the recipient!
Thanks for the drawing!

Smith Family said...

Your quilt weekend sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing some pictures. I am a follower and love to see your new ideas and hear about your adventures!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Jill, I just saw your post on Stash Manicure and now I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win the patterns.

Linda

Kathy said...

I'm a follower, too! Love your fabrics and patterns. I'd be thrilled with any of them!

Quilting_Chris said...

So I found you from Stash Manicure and now I'm following you. Loved your daughters quilt and reading about your fun retreat. Thanks for the great give away.

Marj said...

I'm a new follower, that came over from Madame Samm's blog. Your patterns look fun to make, thanks for the chance to win some.

Joyce said...

Just became a follower! Looks like you had a wonderful time on your retreat!

Cheryl U said...

Great blog - saw you on Stash Manicure and followed up by coming to your blog - would love to win your patterns!

Agneta said...

Nice with a giveaway! Thanks!
I will follow you from now on!

Shelley said...

Found you today at Stash Manicure. I'm looking forward to reading more about you and your work. Great patterns! Thanks for the giveaway chance :)

Gmama Jane said...

Love your quilt designs! I'm a new follower. My I invite you over to my small blog http://grandmamasstories.blogspot.com
Blessings
Jane

Amy said...

Jill,

If you weren't so amazingly talented, you wouldn't have to be "in-charge". Plus too, if we were faster learners, I'm sure that would help :).

Congrats on the new grandson! Can't wait to hear details!

Amy

Material Mary said...

Loved your post on Stash Manicure. You are one buzy girl. I became a follower today!!!
Mary

Cedar Hollow 6th Relief Society said...

I am already a follower. I just completed your Citrus Salad quilt and I love it! Thanks for the great give-away!

Jana said...

I just became a follower. I thought I already was, but must have forgot to do this step on one of my many times on the blog. Just love the pics of the retreat. Looks like lots of fun. Congrats on the new grandchild. I still cannot believe that you could have kids that old your are a young beauty to me.

SewLindaAnn said...

I've been a Follower, I don't know why it's been going in and out. Might have something to do with changing out the hard drive...anyway... love the pics. Makes me really look forward to an sewing outing.

linda said...

LCat
Have just discovered this web sight.
Love it! Love it! Forget cooking
and the clean up, all I want to do
is sew.

colleen said...

I am a follower. Love your patterns. Sure hope I am a winner!

Dolores said...

I am already a follower and would love to win those patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

~Laurie~ said...

Already a follower :) Would love a try at one of your pretty patterns. PS - Glad you found your quilts - phew!

Davis Family said...

Pick me! Pick me! I am new to quilting and would love to start with one of yours!

Ta2Jewess said...

Congratulations on your new grandson. I love reading your blog. Thanks for posting!

Wendy said...

Hello to you! I am a follower ... thought I was earlier, but checked and had to re-up my following. :) I really enjoyed your post at SM and wanted to thank you for sharing. Thank you!!

The Bear's Blog said...

I am a new follower and would love to be included in your drawing.

Thank you.

Joyce

Nancy said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Maxine said...

My you are busy, busy...Love your blog...I got tired just reading all you had done....

Tylynn said...

I am a follower and always love to hear about what you are up to next! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Anita said...

I'm already a follower. What a lovely prize!

Kristy said...

I'm already your follower! Thank you for such a cool prize and loved your post over at Stash Manicure :0)