Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Giveaway Is Drawing to a Close - Now There's Four Quilts, Four Winners!!

Hi, all!

There's less than twenty-four hours left until the end of the Christmas in July quilt giveaway/fundraiser - entries will be closed at 5 pm CST on Thursday, July 24th.  Entries and donations have been rolling in since July 4th.  We've gone from giving away one quilt…

"Nathanael's Ladder"

…to adding a second quilt and a second winner when donations reached $500…

"A Quick Trick Block Stack"

…to adding a third quilt and a third winner when donations reached $1000!

"Criss-Cross Applesauce"
And now….

….Donations have topped $1500!! In fact, at the time I am writing this, the total is $1725!!  You all are so amazing!  I really can't wait to show you pictures of this sweet little boy - but every dollar donated gets him that much closer to home.  Thank you so much for your support!!

And since we've passed the $1500 mark, it's time to add another quilt, and another winner! So I introduce to you…..  Connected!

I should probably explain the name  I just asked my husband if he had any suggestions for a name for this quilt, and he said that to him, it looked like the "connected" icon on a computer…

….and I could totally see it!  If you look at an inverted shot I think you'll see it too…

And since this whole adoption journey is about connection, I think it's a great name!!

Hee's a close-up shot of the quilting - straight lines in a boxed spiral in each block, and straight line triangles in the border.

The fabrics are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons with a background of Kona white.  Binding is all shot cottons.

The back is a large panel of a beautiful blue/brown shot cotton bordered by more of the colors from the front, and finished off with a pretty IKEA print.  If you enlarge the picture of the back, you can see the quilting really well!

Aren't those colors gorgeous?  I love the depth of shot cottons - and they are so soft, almost like lawn.  


Vital Statistics for "Connected"

54" x 68"

Pattern is a variation of Mod Cabin by Corey Yoder,
from the Summer 2014 Easy Quilts magazine

Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, Kona white, and an IKEA print

100% cotton batting

Quilted with white Glide thread

Washed, dried, and ready for its new home!!


Now, you know you want a chance at winning 
one of these four gorgeous quilts!

 So here's a recap of the ways to enter...


Primarily, this is a fundraising event.  But that's where you can get multiple entries!  For every $5 you donate, you will get one entry in the drawing.  $5, one entry; $25, five entries!  You can make your tax-deductible donation by clicking here, or by clicking on the "#bringNathanaelhome" button at the top right of this blog.  After you make your donation, come back and leave a comment letting me know that you did!

If you would prefer not to use the website to make a donation, tell me so in your comment and I will contact you with mailing information.  Be sure to give me your email address just in case you are a no-reply blogger!


But you don't have to make a donation to enter in the drawing!  (Although we would really appreciate it if you would - 
because every little bit helps!)  
For one entry in the drawing, leave a comment on this blog post  telling your favorite way to stay connected!


And for a final entry in the drawing, share about the giveaway on your own blog!  Be sure to put a link back to this blogpost in your post, and come back here and leave a comment with a link to your blogpost.

This event will stay open until 5:00 pm CST on July 24th, 2014.  Less than 24 hours left to enter!
A winner will be drawn and announced on July 25th - 
Christmas in July!!

There!  Easy-peasy!!
But act quickly!!  Time is running out!
And I can't believe I'm saying this, 
but here's a challenge for you - 
make me add yet another quilt to the giveaway 
(although it will have to be made and revealed 
after the giveaway ends - no time to make one  before tomorrow!)  Donations currently stand at $1870, as of 10:00 am…..



PS - because of the bunco party fundraiser I'm hosting this Thursday night, Friday's Whoop Whoop post will probably be up a bit later on Friday morning.  No worries - I'll get it posted as fast as possible, because I know everyone will want to know who won!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - Fundraiser Week!!

Hi, all!

Well, last week all my plans went out the window!  Monday evening I went to our local community center's board meeting to see if I could get a date to host a bunco party fundraiser for Nancy - and the best date we could get was this coming Thursday, July 24th!  So I've spent the last week working frantically on getting ready for that event.  I did get a few things done though, so let's see how last week's list went….

1.  Finish up the third giveaway quilt.
Done!  Here's the picture…

2.  Make a fourth giveaway quilt.
Partially done.  The top, back and binding have been made, I just need to get it on the frame and quilt it!  Here's a progress shot.

3.  Blog about the 30 quilts that went to Hurricane Sandy survivors this week.

4.  Quilt three quilts for Hurricane Sandy survivors.

5.  Keep up with ministry needs as they arise.
Fortunately, it was a very quiet week last week!  We sent this quilt to a woman with breast and liver cancer…

…this one to a homebound lady who is 91…

…and this quilt, which was originally made for a woman who died
before her quilt could be delivered, will be donated to the small medical center where she spent her last days, which has been named in her honor.

So I've got a good bit to carry over from last week, it seems!  Here's this week's list

1.  Finish the fourth giveaway quilt. (More below!)

2.  Draw winners for the quilt giveaway!

3.  Gather up prizes and supplies for the bunco party.

4.  Make or bake lots of good food for the bunco party.

5.  Spend some quality time with my grand girls!

6.  Blog about the quilts that went to NY last week for Hurricane Sandy survivors.

7.  Keep up with any ministry needs that arise.

OK, that's more than enough to keep me busy this week!  And on the topic of the quilt giveaway, we are within $70 of needing that fourth quilt!!  Woohoo!!  So finishing that quilt is one of my most important things to do this week.  Hopefully time will slow down so I can get lots done before Thursday night….

If you've missed all that I've post about the quilt giveaway/raffle, you can check out the posts here, here, and here.  We'll be giving away at least three quilts…

…and maybe a fourth one, too, if we pass the $1500 dollar mark!  You can enter the giveaway until Thursday, 7/24 at 6 pm CST. I'll draw the winners after that and announce them the next day on Whoop Whoop Friday, also known as Christmas in July!  So check out the posts if you want to know how to enter!

And now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Craftsy's Creative Escape Flash Sale!

Hi, all!

It's time for another great sale at Craftsy!

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Save up to 50% for a limited time only.  
You won't see this many classes with prices 
this low again anytime soon!  
Hurry - offer expires July 20th at 11:59 pm MT!

Don't miss out on these great deals - two days only!!



PS - Don't miss out on the last few days of the Christmas in July giveaway/fundraiser on this blog, either!  Read more about it here...

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