Monday, June 20, 2011

Book Giveaways & a Podcast

Hello Everyone!
How are you all doing? I hope your summer is going well!

It's been a very busy summer thus far for me with lots of Quilting, Cleaning, Organizing, and Playing. I recently got back on Friday from Church Girl's Camp and have spent the weekend recovering. I'm not quite as limber as I used to be. lol.

Well, It's time for a
Fresh Fabric Treat Book Giveaway and Podcast.

Here are a few pictures I took of the Fresh Fabric Treat Book that was displayed at the C&T Publishing Booth at Quilt Market. It was my first look at the book and it was so fun to finally see it for REALS!!!





About the Book Signing:
To celebrate the debut of Fresh Fabric treats we had a book signing event on Sunday afternoon on the last day of Quilt Market where Stash Books gave away 3 1/2 boxes full of books. It was really fun gathering with a few of the Moda Bake Shop Designers who were able to make the trip to Quilt Market in Salt Lake City this year. Here we are posing for a few pictures while laughing and entertaining the crowd that gathered to get a free signed copy for their stores.



Here's the actual book I'm giving away that I had signed by a few of the designers. I'm sorry that I couldn't get more of the designers to sign it but, not everyone was there at market and some had to leave early before the book signing on Sunday.


Here's a peek at my 1st project in the book.


Here's a look at my 2nd project.



About Podcast #207:
I had the pleasure of meeting Annie Smith from Annie's Quilting Stash at Quilt Market.


Here's how it all happened. I was sitting in the dining area after the book signing just enjoying a Ham and Swiss Cheese Panini with my friend Lori Holt. We were talking about the last few days of quilt market and she was telling me that she was just relaxing and waiting for her next interview with Annie Smith. I thought that was really exciting for Lori to be doing an interview.

It wasn't long before Annie joined our little group that had gathered in the dining area. It was so fun to meet her and to talk with her. One thing led to another and before I knew it she was inviting me to talk with her after Lori and do an interview to promote the new book I'm in called "Fresh Fabric Treats" (make sure to check with your local quilt shoppes to purchase the book).

Annie is delightful! She's a wonderful quilter, appliquer, and designer along with being an amazing blogger and podcaster. You will definitely want to visit her blog often. Her most recent podcast is an interview she did with my friend Lori Holt. It's podcast #206.

The podcast about me and the book is #207. You can link to it here.

Go Check it out!


About the Projects:
I took a few pictures of my projects before packing them up in a box and shipping them off to the publishers for almost a years time. I just got them back a few months before Quilt Market.


I made the "Pack N' Go Tote" with the Quilter in mind. Fill it up with your current projects and take it with you on a road trip or with you to your quilt classes, quilt retreats, or even your monthly quilt meetings.


The "Pack N' Go Tote" holds the following items:

View of Smaller outside pocket with sewing kit in pocket.


View of 8.75" x 11.75" Omnigrid Foldaway
Portable Cutting & Pressing Mat seen in outside pocket


Close-up of Make Life Sewing Kit



About the FFT Giveaway:
  • One book will be given away here on My Blog
  • Another book will be given away on Annie's Blog, click here
  • I will pick the winner using Random Number Generator.

Here's what you need to do to enter the Giveaway:
  • Leave me a comment on my blog for one entry
  • Be or Become a follower on my blog then tell me in a separate comment for another entry
  • Visit Annie's Blog and then tell me in a separate comment for another entry
  • Listen to the Podcast #207 and then tell me in a separate comment for another entry

Giveaway Deadline:
  • Giveaway will end on Saturday, June 25th at midnight.
  • The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 26th (sometime during the day).

Other Book Buzz and Links:
Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot Post on Stash Books
FFT Book Signing Link at Moda Bake Shop
Pictures from Book Signing at Pine Needles on Natalia's Blog (she's also in the FFT Book)
Check out the Sewing Kit my Friend Vickie E. made on her Blog (she's also in the FFT Book)

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manybooks said...

This book looks amazing - and your tote is fabulous! You put so much thought into the pockets - wowza! I look forward to seeing the book in person, and I'd LOVE to win an autographed copy :)

manybooks said...

and I'm a follower of your blog. But #1 comment never wins, right?!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

The book looks wonderful and I love your project.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I'm a follower and very much enjoy you blog.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh how exciting! I love your bag! I would like to make them for my quilting friends. :-) Thanks for the chance!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

And I am a very happy follower of your blog! :-) Have a happy day!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I visited Annie's blog too. :-)

Annie of Blue Gables said...

what a wonderful experience for you. I wish I could have come to the Quilt Show.
~a

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I am a follower.
~a

Annie of Blue Gables said...

visited Annie's blog and left a message there

Monica said...

Fantastic project and book...I'd love to win this copy! Thank you for the chance.

Monica said...

I'm a happy blog follower of your's already.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

tried to listen to podcast, but there was some sort of error. I will try again later. Congrats on the interview. How fun!

Monica said...

I just visited Annie's blog. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Meredith said...

I would love to win a copy of this book, I could definitely use that tote!

Meredith said...

I'm a follower!

treadlemusic said...

Those projects are awesome and that tote is a must do! So well thought out. If I made that I would definitely have a better chance of remembering the supplies I need at future workshops!!

Sinta Renee said...

I love the all in one tote project! The book looks like it is going to be amazing! Thanks for the chance to win it!

~Laurie~ said...

Hi Kim!
What a treasure of a book!! I've been coveting this book for a long time! Would love to win :)

~Laurie~ said...

Already a follower :)

Sinta Renee said...

I am already a follower of Bitty Bits and Pieces:)

Jen said...

I've been eying that book for a while but have resisted buying since I'm on a self imposed quilting diet. I would love to win it.

Jen said...

I'm a follower.

Yarn Devil said...

You always have such beautiful projects!!!

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Yarn Devil said...

I am a follower as well :)

Sinta Renee said...

I just went on over to Anne's blog and downloaded the podcast, I can't wait to listen to it- during my lunch time. I also saw her podcast with Lori! Gotta listen to that one too!

Wendy said...

I would love to win a copy - thanks for the chance!

Wendy said...

I am a follower of your blog.

A.J. Dub. said...

Your tote is one of my favorite projects in the book. Thanks for the chance to win!

A.J. Dub. said...

I also follow your lovely blog!

Diane N said...

Your book looks amazing. I love the tote...especially in the make life fabric.

Diane N said...

I am a follower

gill said...

I love your pack n go tote! I'd love to make one!!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Diane N said...

Listening to your podcast now!

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm so excited about this book! Having autograph's just makes it even more special.

SewLindaAnn said...

Follower, yes I am.

Diane N said...

I visited Annie's blog

gill said...

I've visited Annie and left a comment!

gill said...

Off to listen to the podcast now!

Rosa said...

This book looks amzing and the tote bag is beautiful

Rosa said...

I also follow your blog

Rosa said...

I j visited Nnies blog and download the podcast

quiltingnana said...

what fun...I'd love to win your book

Robynn said...

I love the bag. Would sew like to win this book!

quiltingnana said...

I am a long time follower

Robynn said...

I already follow your blog, off to read Annie's.

Candice said...

I would squeal like crazy to win this :) THANKS!!

Candice said...

I follow you :) Yipee!

Candice said...

I checked out Annie's blog and commented!!

CJ said...

Cute bag!

Candice said...

Listened to the podcast too!!

CJ said...

I am a longtime follower.

CJ said...

Visiting Annie's blog now.

Teri said...

I have to say that I love this book! Got my copy last week and I look at it once a day dreaming of all the projects I want to try. But my first project is gonna be your tote! I love that thing! I ordered my fabric today and I can't wait to get started. My goal is to finish before my next quilt club meeting in August! We are on break in July for the county fair so I have a little extra time. Thank you for sharing this great project with us!!!

Stray Stitches said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower of your blog.

Catskill Quilter said...

I just love your Pack N' Go Tote design! You really put alot of thought into it and you have made it very functional. No wonder they wanted to put it in this book! CONGRATS!

Catskill Quilter said...

I just love your Pack N' Go Tote design! You really put alot of thought into it and you have made it very functional. No wonder they wanted to put it in this book! CONGRATS!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a new follower and I have been admiring this book since I first saw it reviewed!

Amy said...

What a fabulous pair of projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marcia W. said...

I already follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

Your tote and sewing kit are great! I've never taken a class before so will bookmark so can prepare myself on what is good to take. Hope to win this book - as some of my favorite blogger/quilters have projects in the book (including you). Thanks.

beth said...

Love the bag. Looks like it has lots of space to help me keep organized.

Marcia W. said...

I visited Annie's blog - and left a comment. Thanks for the dual opportunity to enter for this great book!

Lee said...

I love your tote bag! cool book! thanks!
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Lee said...

i follow your blog

Lee said...

I left a comment over on Annies blog! thank you!

Lee said...

i downloaded the podcast and I listening now! thank yoU!

Linda K said...

Oh YES, I need to make that tote! Perfect for take along projects. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Linda K said...

I've been a follower on Reader for quite some time. It's so easy to follow along with your blog.Thanks again for the chance to win.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love your tote bag and the clear sewing bag. I would use both of those as a regular purse lol.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm a follower :)

Linda K said...

I'm back from Annie's blog! Thanks again for the chance to win. Would love to own this book and make several of the projects!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I went over and said Hi to Annie. I am a first time visitor so I am going to go back over and have a little looksie.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I went and "fell down the rabbit hole" and listened to the podcast ;)

annemarie said...

This book is definitely on my must have list.

annemarie said...

I follow your blog!

annemarie said...

I visited Annies blog!

annemarie said...

I listened to the podcast - great.

Robyn *Ü* said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks.

Robyn *Ü* said...

I am a follower

Robyn *Ü* said...

visitied Ann's blog

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am excited about getting my hand on this book for a couple of reasons...first I love the bag and second because we may be using it at the online book club at 1choice4quilting

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a follower

Quilter in the Gap said...

I visited Annie's blog and became a follower

Quilter in the Gap said...

I listened to the podcast and plan on subscribing to future podcasts. thanks

Nancy said...

Such pretty and practical projects! Congrats on being published.

Nancy said...

I'm one of your 900+ followers.

Nancy said...

And I visited Annie's blog... plus the Moda Bake Shop for good measure.

Marcia W. said...

I attempted to listen to the podcast yet came up with error message that the file extension of mp3 did not match the file format. I'm lost on how to get it to work. Anyway, congrats for your interview with Annie.

Harrysmum said...

Wow what a great giveaway! I'm impressed with the projects in it - the Amazon listing has a great tease of what's in the book!

Andee said...

Awesome all around, thanks for the chance!

Harrysmum said...

I'm now following your blog on Googlereader!

Andee said...

I have been following through my blogreader, but now am an official follower!

Harrysmum said...

I visited Annie's blog and am now a folloer there too!

Harrysmum said...

I even worked out how to download the podcvasts to my Blackberry and am listening now!

mblittle5 said...

Love, love, love the quilter's tote!! Thanks for the chance to win.

mblittle5 said...

Of course I follow your blog. Love it. i've also use several of your tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah W said...

Happy Summer!

Sarah W said...

...and I am a new follower...

mblittle5 said...

I visited Annie's blog and decided to become a follower. Thanks, I love finding new blogs to follow.

Jane said...

Great tote! I'd love to win a copy of the book. Bet all the other projects are great, too!

mblittle5 said...

Listened to Annie's podcast (my first) - can't believe she hadn't been to Moda's Bake Shop before!!! I just love it.

Jane said...

I've subscribed to Annie's blog for quite a while now.

Jane said...

I listened to podcast #207. That's how I found you. Thanks for the giveaway!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Thank you so much for sharing your projects and hosting this giveaway. I would love to win a copy of the book.

Quilty Hugs!

Patchwork Penguin said...

I am already a follower... and love to see what you are working on.

Patchwork Penguin said...

I just left a comment on Annie's blog. Thanks!

Diane said...

I am definitely going to have to make that tote. It's perfect, and darling.

Patti said...

Neat bag. So funny about the tole painting books. I think I own one of those!

Patti said...

I listened to your interview. Take your time and enjoy the time with your little ones now.

Patti said...

Just listened to the interview. Tears are good things. Enjoy the ride.

Pam said...

What a great tote. I hope I win the book. I would love to make this tote for gifts and one for me.

Pam said...

I follow your blog

Pam said...

I listened to the podcast-very nice.

Pam said...

I am now following Simplearts.

Lindsay Conner said...

Very excited to see this book in person :)

Lindsay Conner said...

I follow via GFC

Lindsay Conner said...

I visited Annie's blog!

Heather said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! This book has been on my wishlist since I first started hearing about it.

Heather said...

And I follow your blog via google reader :)

Shannon said...

This book is on my wish list. I'd love to make that come true!

Shannon said...

And, I follow your every post on my bloglovin'

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Kim I love your Pack N Go Tote! Very functional, and pretty :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower of your blog ;-D

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is my first time visiting Annie's blog. Looks like a great blog!

Peggy said...

That looks like a fabulous book, and I love your bag. One more for me to make.

Linda said...

I'd love to win that book!

Linda said...

I am already a follower!

Linda said...

I visited Annie's blog!

Patty D from NC said...

I love the bag and all those goodies. I haves been listening to your podcast and enjoying

Patty D from NC said...

I follow

Patty D from NC said...

I've been to annie's blog.

Jenibelle said...

Kim...you KNOW how very excited I am for you. You deserve all the success in the world, you have worked hard, honed your skills and now, your dreams are coming true. So proud of you my friend, so happy for you! Love you forever. (But you knew that already!)

Deborah said...

Love the tote. The book looks wonderful.

Deborah said...

I am a follower of Annie's Blog and love her podcasts.

Deborah said...

I have added your blog to my google reader.

Mimi said...

Your book looks awesome!! I would just love to win it and my first project would be the quilt bag!

Mimi said...

I follow your blog! Yay!!

Mimi said...

I also visited Anne's blog!

Mimi said...

I tried listening to the podcast and was having some problems(??) I will try again. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki57 said...

The book looks so awesome!1

Kori and Brad said...

The book looks awesome! Here's my comment for entry #1!

Kori and Brad said...

I'm now a follower!

Kori and Brad said...

Visited Anne's blog!

Jackie said...

I would love this book!

Jackie said...

I have been a follower for a while now.

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

I too have been a follower for a while & I'd love to win the book!

Andrea said...

the tote looks amazing!!! would love to make one - i am drooling over it

Andrea said...

i've been a follower!

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

VISITED ANNIES BLOG TOO!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

ENJOYED THE PODCAST!
THANKS FOR SHARING1

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

REALLY ENJOY YOUR BLOG!
HAPPY SUMMER TO YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Sewgirl said...

Oh I love that bag! So much versatility, and beautiful to boot!

Sewgirl said...

I also just became a follower of your blog! The book looks absolutely terrific. i would love to get a copy!

Sewgirl said...

I have just left a comment on Annies blog as well. I follow her blog, as I love the podcasts while I sew. I hope tomorrow is one of those days, so I can listen to your interview!!

ElfRenee said...

Looks great, I love that last little pouch!

ElfRenee said...

I follow your blog! :)

ElfRenee said...

Also commented at Annie's blog!

arlette said...

Please enter me in the drawing, I'd love to the the happy owner of the book, love the tote you made!!!

arlette said...

I'm your follower, from a little whil now

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your bag design looks wonderful Kim!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow your blog.

arlette said...

I visited Annie's blog and left a comment there :D

arlette said...

I'm listening the podcast now, yay!!!

Mary Kay in VA said...

How cool is this Tote Bag Kimberly! Great way to use a Jelly Roll pack - gotta have it. Love how you did your description of this tote bag and had links to each of the supplies that you used and mentioned in your write-up - very user friendly. Thanks - great job. Your website is also very easy to move around in and that means alot to all of us who deal with time crunches. Thanks again and hope to see more of your work(s). Mary K. in VA

Lisa Marie said...

This book looks great - I keep seeing snippets about it online and I'm anxious to get my hands on it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Marie said...

I've signed up to follow your blog.

Lisa Marie said...

I checked out Annie's blog. Lots of good stuff there.

Lisa Marie said...

I listened to the podcast. Interesting that you've worked in various types of crafts.

susan said...

I haven't seen the book before. I will buy it just for the bag pattern - love all those pockets! When I saw the end pocket photo that's when I knew I would have to get this book!

susan said...

Hi again - have looked around your blog and really like what I saw. I am now subscribed to your feed!

Sheila said...

The book looks wonderful and sure would be nice to win . I love the tote , it looks so well designed and a great organizer for going to class . Thanks for the chance .

Sheila said...

I am new follower!

susan said...

I have just visited Annie's blog and told her how much I enjoyed the podcast!

free indeed said...

Love that tote! So sweet! I think my sister would love one...she isn't a sewer, but travels alot...so much prettier than a plastic grocery bag over her wrist!

free indeed said...

I'm a follower

free indeed said...

Left a comment at Annie's as Shelley C

jennifer said...

Fun looking projects. Thanks for the chance:)

jennifer said...

I left a comment over at Annie's.

Sallie said...

Congratulations! Love your tote! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Thimbleanna said...

I'm so excited for you and the book Kim. I love your projects -- they're perfect for the quilter. Especially that little vinyl bag -- I love using vinyl in my projects!

Sallie said...

Returning from Annie's blog. Thanks for the chance!

Melinda said...

Ooh! I still have my Georgia fabric I have yet to do anything with and it would look so cute made up into your bag!

Melinda said...

I'm a follower!

Melinda said...

Just back from Annie's!

Jan said...

Wonderful interview and great fun looking at Moda Bake shop. We can never have enough bags/totes pattern. Jan K

Melinda said...

Listened to the podcast. I understand about not wanting to jump in totally since I have two smaller children as well!

Michelle said...

That is one fabulous book, and your projects in it are great - just your style! Congratulations, and thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Michelle said...

I'm also a follower.

TheStylishHome said...

I'm a follower. Just found you, and glad I did!

TheStylishHome said...

Love both your projects. I'm always looking for a way to travel with my projects....lets just say, so far, I've been less than successful! Anything designed by someone in the profession is always more detailed than a generic design! Thank you!

Michelle said...

Visited Annie's blog, can't wait to go back...

Connie said...

I'm a new follower, love your quilting tote! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Connie said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Congrats on it and love moda fabric!

Connie said...

Visited Annie's website, thanks again for the great giveaway!

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