Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Magnetic Button Ring Tutorial

I was recently invited by Madame Samm to do a guest post at Stash Manicure. So, I decided it was time to make another tutorial for everyone. Make sure to visit Stash Manicure to see the tutorial, learn how to make a Magnetic Button Ring, and to leave a comment because I will be picking a winner from those who leave a comment @ Stash Manicure. I'm also going to pick a second winner from those that leave a comment here on my blog.

The PRIZE will be ONE Magnetic Button Ring (for each blogs winner) You may pick either red or black.

You will have until Midnight on Saturday, July 2nd to leave your comments.

Update Information:
Several people have asked where to buy the products. I want to remind you to click on the links that I've provided in the tutorial and it will take you to i-Tops Website where you can click on the STORE LOCATOR button that will take you to a map. Then Click on the STATE that you live in and it will take you to a list of places in your STATE that sell the i-Top products. Also I did a search on google and here are a few other links where to can buy the product onlineHERE and HERE. You will also want to watch the Imaginesce video HERE.

You will also see that there are videos on the IMAGINESCE (i-Top) website. Also, one other thing- When I taught how to use their products at a quilt retreat my local quilt shop contacted Imaginesce directly (maker of i-top products) and purchased them at wholesale for the retreat.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Winner is. . .

First off I want to thank everyone who entered, left comments here and on Annie's blog. I especially want to thank everyone for listening to the podcast. I was a bit nervous about how it would turn out but I was delighted. You know how it is to listen to your own voice. lol. Anyway, I enjoyed meeting Annie and doing the interview was a whole lot of fun.

I also want to welcome the 29 new followers who pushed the FOLLOW button. I can't promise a daily or even a weekly post but when I do post I try to make it a good one. Keep your eyes open for a fun tutorial coming this week. I think you will enjoy it!

So. . . Now on to the Winner!!!

CONGRATS. . . to comment #68 from LEE!

I will be sending you the "Fresh Fabric Treats" Book in the mail.
Just send me your mailing address and I'll get that in the mail this week.

Lee left four comments on my blog...
  • I love your tote bag! cool book! thanks!
  • I follow your blog.
  • I left a comment over on Annies blog! thank you!
  • I downloaded the podcast and I'm listening now! thank you!

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)