Saturday, July 12, 2014

Another AMB giveaway!

In an effort to promote the Farm-to-Fabric Challenge, the folks of AMB would like to run another giveaway.

Stop on over at their site and read all about it. Leave me a comment with a fact from the info provided and I will draw one winner of this adorable market bag. Drawing will be on Monday evening, July 14th. Make sure I have an email address to contact you with and you must have a US mailing address.

Now what have I been doing...
riding my bike all over Normandy and Brittany!

Visiting Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery was very moving!
I was thrilled to see American flags next to the French flag in all the villages we rode through.  The Norman school children adopt a fallen soldier and honor them with flowers on their graves. They truly remember and are thankful for the sacrifice Americans made for their freedom.

But now, I am off to the quilt shoppe to pick up my kit for Laundry Day, the first quilt we will be making in the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnot's Club being offered at TOWQS starting in October.  If we get participants that do not live in the area, I will run tutorials on the shoppe's website for making each of the quilts.
If you want to learn more, go here.
Golly, I love being home in my sewing room!


  1. The judges are Aylssa Haight Carlton, Heather Jones and Pokey Bolton.

    Important Dates:
    Registration open:June 15 to August 15, 2014
    Notification by:September 5, 2014
    Accepted quilts arrive in Houston by:October 1, 2014

  3. I guess because all the fabrics are solids, they appeal more to modern/art quilters? Sure have some pretty colors!

  4. WOW...what an awesome trip Cheryl!

    Such wonderful projects you have lined up for the Whatnot's Club!
    I'm sure your students are going to love this program!

  5. Welcome home Cheryl ! What a wonderful trip to go on love your pictures !

    What a fun Whatnot club !

  6. It will be interesting to see if AMB can start a trend of "home grown" fabric both for the crafting market as well as for goods made for the (regular) retail market.

    So Ok, a competition fact: although quilts selected from those entered will be displayed @ the Fall Quilt Market in October and returned to the entrants by December, some quilts will be retained by AMB for exhibit at the International Quilt Fest in 2015!

  7. You are off to pick up your Laundry Day kit. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Looks like you had an interesting trip with lots of exercise involved. Very attractive little quilt and I think the club will be very popular. Good luck to all the competition entrants.

  9. Thanks for introducing me to American Made Brand. I see my LQS carries it. The challenge quilts that hang at the International Quilt Festival - hope we get to see some of them online.
    Fun to get away and good to get home.
    Love that little quilt and how you've displayed it.

  10. The quilts must be made exclusively from Clothworks' American Made Brand cotton solids.

    Looks like you're having a great holiday! Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. I love the fact that they are bringing homegrown fabric to us in the US! Very awesome when I look at a lot of things I own or other people and it's made outside the US! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. That will be interesting to see quilts strictly made from American made fabrics. Really love the little Kim quilt. Looks like you've been on a wonderful trip.

  13. Love that they are a 'homegrown' company! ...and that quilts in the challenge will be displayed in Houston. Thanks for the chance!

  14. For more information or to register click on
    It will be fun to see how quilters interpret the theme from Farm to Fabric.

  15. I was surprised to learn that 70% of our cotton produced in the USA goes straight on cargo ships overseas….WHY???? so glad to have AMB, I will be buying some.
    its going to be fun seeing the quilts in the challenge interpreting the theme….
    thanks for sharing this with us

  16. I can see why you love your sewing create magic creations


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