Thursday, May 26, 2011

Come for a visit and a giveaway!

My grandmother's LoneStar quilt
I am over at Stash Manicure Sew We Quilt today with a post about my journey as a quilter.  Stop in and visit for a generous giveaway hosted by M. Samm.  She is giving away some patterns from Carrie Nelson, one of my favorite people and designers, and some Bella Solids perfect for a Red and White quilt.
Good luck!

A little addendum:
Blogger is having some difficulties, again, and many blog enthusiasts, including myself, can no longer leave comments OR they come through as anonymous.  I have had a least 3 of the later come through this am.  If you don't get a response to your comment, this is why.  Also, leave your entries for the giveaway on the Stash Manicure post itself.  However, I will forward all entries that are left here.

To all my favorite blogs, I apologize that I cannot leave you comments on your inspiring posts!  Hopefully, blogger will cure this issue soon!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope I am in the right place to post this answer to when does a person first get bit by the quilting bug. For me it happened a long time ago when I was a liitle girl and slept under my grandmother's "utility quilts". Making quilted gifts just seems to be a wonderful way to give something lasting of yourself to those you love.

Stray Stitches said...

Great guest post over at Stash Manicure! Your quilts and quilting continue to amaze me. You are such a talented person!!

April Shae said...

I am a follower!! Honestly I went into quilt shops beforehand to buy fabric to make clothes for my daughter. I looked at the quilts and said "nah." Then my neighbor, who is an avid quilter, said she would teach me how to quilt. After I completed the binding on my very own quilt....the bug bit me!!! Now I go into a quilt shop with a completely different attitude!!

jennifer said...

Both of my grandmothers quilted so I quess I always wanted to learn. Thanks for the giveaway and nice post over at Stash Manicure.

Rita said...

Thanks for the interesting post at Stash Manicure. Thanks for the giveaway.

BJ said...

Just enjoyed your "show" over at Stash Manicure. Love your story and your quilts! You are very gifted!

Anonymous said...

I am a follower, and love your Autumns Bounty - beautiful! I started with a quilt in a magazine that said I would be able to make it in a day - a trip around the world - 9 months later after hand quilting it, it was done. Then we got a quilt shop in town...omg. Dee-jessibir@hickorytech.net (google not working today)

Michele said...

I'm can't wait to go over to her blog and learn more about you and your journey as a quilter :-) You have been so kind to me as a blog friend, visiting my blog often and leaving nice comments. This means so much to me, especially as a fairly new blogger. Your quilts are beautiful and I just love the title of your blog....it is so true! I'm going to become a follower of your blog......I thought I was but it is not coming up that way at the moment, or maybe it's a Blogger issue.

quiltzyx said...

I figured out one way to leave a comment & came across another that worked better...
First, you can select "name/url", and while it doesn't show a picture, at least it makes a "clickable" name that connects to your own blog.
The second, and better way (I think), is if you click on "Google Account", then UNCLICK "stay signed in", it will let your comment post with your regular account.

Nice post on Stash Manicure! :D

Sinta Renee said...

I was having the same problem! I loved your post!

Char said...

I'm a new follower and just loved your story on how you became "hooked!". I know for me, quilting is in my genes ... so many artists, a few that were in fabric, but none that actually had a direct influence on my. My mother taught me to sew at 5, for Barbie, because we could not afford the store bought clothes. By the time I got into High School, my lunches were spent sewing, I had gone through every garment that we were supposed to learn to construct ... what now? I needed to still be fed knowledge and my sewing instructor said, what about making a baby quilt. Well, I hand cut every square and I look at it now and laugh ... but that was the match that started the fire. It smoldered for a few years in collage, surfaced again as a new bride and came to a full roar when I became pregnant with our first child. I joined a guild and was made to believe I was "too young" to be a quilter and that I must not know anything. I was determined to prove them wrong and actually wound up teaching several of them classes at our LQS. It has never stopped since and it helps me define who I am. Thanks for letting me share my story.

Sinta Renee said...

FYI- when I tried to leave a comment over the last 2 days blogger would have me sign in and this just kept going back to sign in and wouldn't ever post the comment.
I think when I clicked off of "stay signed in" is when I could start leaving comments again.

A.J. Dub. said...

I had to hit the back button on the browser then the forward button and then I was me again to leave comments. Or I would go to my blogger dashboard and then go back to the blog I was on. I also made sure to copy my comment before I did anything so I would not have to re-type.

Merilyn said...

I just love your Grandmother's Lone Star quilt!!! The quilting design is just wonderful!!!

Jill said...

I have been having trouble commenting on blogs for days. I have only been able to leave one comment on one blog. I don't know why that one worked and others will not. This is starting to drive a little crazy. Nice to see you on Stash Manicure.
I just tried, with success, I clicked off the "stay signed in" button, as suggusted by Sinta.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Congratulations Cheryl! I enjoyed your story on Stash Manicure. Hope you are having a good weekend and that commenting on blogs and other trouble with blog will be resolved soon.

Carolyn

Maureen said...

Blogger is indeed having trouble. This post never popped up on my blog list. ;o( Will check out Stash Manicure right now. Beautiful quilt!

Elyte said...

I enjoyed your story Cheryl. Thanks for sharing.