Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sewn Launch Party Giveaway!!!

Call me fashionably late, but I'd rather be that than have missed the boat! So, what am I talking about? The Sewn Launch Party of course!

It's this great new website that's starting up Tuesday, June 9!! To celebrate, there are lots of blogs hosting giveaways, and I want to be in on the fun and host my own giveaway!

First things first, though. I finally finished my butterfly quilt top! Woo Hoo!!!

I won the pattern from Elizabeth last fall. When my Quilt Guild asked me to teach a class this summer, I automatically thought of Butterfly Love. I have a large stash of 1930's prints, so I mixed and matched little prints, fused them on my background, machine blanket stitched around each one of them, and embroidered their little antenna's with a cute little french knot at the end! Aren't they sweet? Twenty eight people signed up to take my class. I guess they all loved it, too!!

I have one pattern left, so that is what I am giving away. I'll even add 15, 6 1/2" 1930's squares so you can get started on your own little butterfly quilt.

So, to enter my giveaway go visit Sarah's blog, come back here and leave me a comment telling me what you think you will benefit the most from the website. My giveaway will end Monday, June 8 at 11:30 pm central time.

Have fun and good luck!!!

Amanda

Edit: For those of you who have your blogs email set to "no-reply" or if you don't have a blog and are commenting anomalously, please be sure to leave me your e-mail address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win!

Congratulations to Connie! She was the winner of the Butterfly Love pattern and (15) 6 1/2" squares!

66 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting us know about SEWN! I have just recently discovered podcasts, so I will be interested in those. Oh, and free patterns are always fun!
    thanks for joining in the give aways!

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  2. Your quilt top is gorgeous! I love butterflies.

    I am really looking forward to the Fabricmatcher feature. I think it will save a lot of time and frustration!

    Thank you for entering me in your contest.

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  3. I love your butterfly quilt, looks like you used the perfect fabrics for it.
    I can see how the Fabric Finder would be a godsend when I know exactly what I want but can't find it. And the Fabricmatcher sounds like fun too. I honestly can't think of one thing that doesn't excite me about this website!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    sandyandcosmo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. In reviewing what will be on the SEWN website, I think the tutorials and forum will benefit me the most.
    Love your butterfly pattern!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt! And thank you for the pattern contest!

    FORUMS always excite me...but I am REALLY excited about the class listings. I know there is SOOO much that I am missing out on!

    Thank you!
    Mrs B

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  6. ohh, your quilt is darling...I just love 30s repro fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!
    Jenny
    Krousegirl2 at aol dot com

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  7. Thanks for taking part. I have a giveaway too, check it out ! What I am looking forward to most on Sarah's blog is the fabric matcher and the feature that tells you where the fabric is for sale. That will be so awesome!

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  8. Thanks for joining the SEWN giveaway. I think SEWN will be a great tool for finding many things in one place. Love tutorials, and visiting other creative blogs.

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  9. Thanks for hosting the party, Please count me in the draw, Intrigued by your blog I love the butterflies. The tutorials will be interesting and will help every bodys knowledge bas increase.

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  10. Honestly? Everything! This is not a generic chance at winning your great prize, I have only been sewing for 2 months now! So I have a LOT to learn. I am so glad this sight is going up. I'm sure I will be there often!

    Thanks for the chance to win!f

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  11. I'd like to try the fabricmatcher as well. I don't have any quilt software like EQ6, but have wished to see what a design would look like with certain colors...this will be the next best thing maybe.

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  12. Im pretty excited about the fabricmatcher feature

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  13. Sounds like another exciting site for quilters such as myself. I doubt I will ever tire of exploring the many new ideas and inovations that continue to be designed for our use, and since I, and many others like myself, rely on blogs and sites such as Sarahs to provide that information, I am grateful for this additional offering.

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  14. The Fabric Finder and Fabric Matcher look like great tools. I can't wait!
    Thanks for doing the giveaway. I hope I win!

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  15. The fabricmatcher sounds useful.

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  16. I will benefit a lot from the tutorials and the conversion charts at Sarah's site SEWN. Your butterfly quilt is lovely. I'd be delithted to win the pattern and get one made. Thanks for holding a sweet giveaway. How fun! Please sign me up.

    Jody

    lagitanmystique(at)q(dot)com

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  17. This is just gorgeous! I would love this pattern. For somebody who's hopeless as fabric selection, Fabric matcher will be great.

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  18. I am really looking forward to the fabric matcher feature. Sometimes I pick fabrics that I think will work and I am very disappointed when my project is finished. This tool could save me the expense and heartbreak of choosing the wrong combinations.

    By the way, I am so in love with your butterfly quilt, it is so darling.

    Sue Cahill {sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  19. Love the butterfly quilt!! I think Sewn will be amazing - everything Sarah does shows brilliant execution and excellence - so I am sure she will bring the absolute best of the quilting world and share it lavishly! Plus she's an Aussie which gives her extra kudos!

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  20. I can't wait to try out the fabric matcher not to mention see what other people are working on! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  21. I can't wait for the tutorials ( really interested in learning more about colour and how to make your work 'pop') and the forums will no doubt be great with lots of helpful tips. Well done with your butterfly quilt! It is just gorgeous!!

    Thanks for the chance to play.

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  22. I will enjoy the forums and the tutorials!
    The butterfly quilt is pretty!
    Angelia
    momtwoangels AT yahoo DOT com

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  23. Party time and presents... I do love the butterflies.

    I will really enjoy the new "Sewn" website because 1. It is Australian and 2. I just got back into patchwork after a long break and I will enjoy reading about the designers, tips on patchwork and free patterns!!.
    Thanks for your giveaway.

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  24. I'm looking forward to podcasts (being a bit of an ipod junkie!), discovering new blogs to read and quilters to get to know, and learning more about this fascinating, addictive art.

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  25. I think the SEWN site in general will be a wonderful place for inspiration and motivation...with so much goodness all in one spot, Ill have no excuse not to quilt!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Brina
    blrohloff at aol dot com

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  26. I think extending the quilting network will be a real boon!!! Imagine...GLOBAL quilting!!! Sounds like bliss. : ) GO Sarah & GO SEWN!!!

    Your Butterfly quilt is gorgeous! Kudo's!

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  27. Isn't SEWN just awesome! I'm so impressed....and what I like best is that it will help foster sewing to the entire world with "a click of the mouse". I taught Family & Consumer Science for over 30 years and was told by administrators my sewing lessons were a thing of the past...I am so glad to prove them wrong with beautiful quilts like yours and sites like SEWN. Thanks! ZM

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  28. GREAT giveaway! I hope I win :-) That would be such fun to do.

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  29. the fabricmather sounds great to me as I am not very good and coordinating yet :)

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  30. I will benefit from the quilts I'm making section of her categories. thanks for the giveaway

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  31. The Fabricmatcher! It sounds so cool. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  32. Tutorials are something that I find helpful.
    Connie W

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  33. I hope I am not too late to enter...
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I really like the forums as I live a long way from a town and don't get to go to any sewing/quilting groups.

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  34. I'm excited about the new blog starting up. The tutorials will be interesting! I love your butterfly quilt!

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  35. I like the forums. I don't know a lot of people that craft, so i love the chance to "meet" people and talk projects. i am also excited for the fabric matcher- I do not feel confident in this area at all!

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  36. I think I will enjoy the tutorials and the fabricmatcher the most. Thanks for your giveaway. The fabrics and pattern are great.

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  37. Ann (oceanian@lycos.com)June 7, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    I am new to quilting so I am looking forward to Sewn, tips and inspirations. Thanks for your giveaway.

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  38. Love those butterflies and I'd love to win a pattern to make one of my own!

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  39. as an avid sewer and a budding quilter, I think I will benefit the most from the free patterns.

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  40. What a beautiful quilt! And the pattern is fun.

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  41. wow whats not to love! for a newbie sewer i am dying to see all of it- i guess free patterns and the forum will be a great sorce of inspiration...thanks for the chance to enter : )

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  42. SEWN is rocking the sewing world!

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  43. Hi, dear !
    Just back from our Common Threads discussion group ;>)
    Such a lovely butterfly quilt !
    ... and such an interesting blog with SEWN ! Thanks, dear, I didn't know about it yet, but I'm sure it would be so helpful with the fabricmatcher, the tutorials, etc...
    THANKS for entering me in your giveaway contest. Crossing my fingers AND toes I could be the lucky winner - as we don't have 1930's repros in my little corner of the world (Belgium).
    Have a very nice day, ENJOY your sewing !
    XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
    NADINE

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  44. Thanks!! Always love a little giveaway love!!

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  45. I adore butterflies. Lovely quilt. I would love to win the pattern and starter fabric. Please add my name to the hat for a chance. I like the idea of the Fabric Matcher. Some of us have trouble visualizing or finding just the right fabric or look so this will come in very handy. I also like the black, green, and white color scheme to her blog. Can't wait for SEWN.

    galaxie_bleu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I am excited about the tutorials SEWN will offer! I love new projects! Thanks for the entry!

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  47. I think the interviews with the designers will be fun plus the tutorials! Great quilt and please enter me into your give-a-way. Yours is one of my favorite blogs.
    Laura T
    lauratawney7@gmail.com

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  48. I love tutorials, so I am really looking forward to that. I love seeing all of the creative ideas! And your quilt is awesome! Looking forward to see who wins!

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  49. Sewn sounds great i'm interested in the tutorials!

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  50. I think that you will be able to find so many things in one place will be great! Your quilt is beautiful.

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  51. I checked the info about SEWN. Sounds great! I'm anxious to try the fabric matcher and tutorials are always great too, cause sometimes I need all the help I can get! I love the butterfly quilt pattern - so please enter me in your giveaway!

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  52. Your quilt is darling and so in keeping with the 1930's look. I love tutorials and free patterns so I'm looking forward to seeing what SEWN will have to offer.

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  53. Lovely quilt. I look forward to the fabricmatcher and forums. Thanks for the opportunity to join in.
    pastrymama1@yahoo.com

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  54. Your quilt turned out great! I would LOVE to win this pattern - and fabrics to go with it! Thanks for the chance.

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  55. I just scooted in under the deadline!

    My mom made a butterfly quilt very similar to that...I need to send you photos (have to take 'em first!)

    Doris
    auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I will benefit the most from the tutorials - I am always looking for new ways of learning things.

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  57. Your butterfly quilt is darling!

    Thanks for introducing me to SEWN! Everything she is planning sounds great! I know I'll make use of the tutorials and Fabricmatcher - and I always enjoy interviews with creative people!

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  58. I LOVE the idea of the fabricmatcher since I have a huge HUGE stash and can never think of what to use my fabric for! I normally end up going out and buying all new fabric for a project instead of making a "scrap quilt" and using what I have... So the fabricmatcher tool will hopefully be one of my favorites! :~)

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  59. Your quilt top is lovely! Looks right at home in the garden.
    Pat L
    plancas2@comcast.net

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  60. Oh, gosh, Amanda, I got so excited once I got to the Sewn site that I forgot to come back and comment for a chance to win your pattern. I'm glad you commented about your giveaway on Connie's group! I see the benefit from Sewn as keeping us all connected to what's new and how to do it. Plus, the Fabric Finder aspect sounds very interesting. Love your butterfly quilt!

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  61. I would love to be considered for your giveaway. I'm excited about Sewn because of the tutorials since I'm a new quilter. Thanks

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  62. Awesome butterflies......I think that the Fabric Finder and the tutorials will be great tools for me.
    Have a great day.
    Barb

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  63. Sorry Amanda...I should have left my email address...zzzz11849@yahoo.com when I posted earlier. ZM

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  64. I think i will like the tutorials the best. I love detailed instructions and pictures. Thanks for keeping your giveaway open for latecomers! :)

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  65. Thanks for the info about SEWN. I am interested in Fabric matcher and Find Fabric. I struggle with picking out fabric and color. This sounds like it will help. Freebies are good too. Thanks!

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  66. I think I am making it just under the wire! It is only 9 here on the West Coast...I like the butterfly quilt! Count me in on the drawing!

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