10/1/16

Great Giveaway: Launching The Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club Stitch-Along

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed, but please join in the stitch-along starting January 1, 2017!


Earlene, Gertrude and Millicent are here to tell you about a great opportunity. Carol Steffensen of Chickadee Hollow Designs, the clever artist who created the Quilting Snowladies, is back again to sponsor another wonderful giveaway. When we gave away a set of the snowladies a while back, y'all were so smitten with the Bag Ladies that Carol has generously agreed to sponsor today's giveaway of one WHOLE SET of The Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club. You can see them right here.

And this is a perfect opportunity to launch a new monthly stitch-along, beginning January 1, 2017. We'll be stitching the entire membership of the Fat Quarter Club!


You don't have to join in the stitch-along to win the set, but why wouldn't you? Huh? Win or lose, Chickadee Hollow Designs is generously offering 10% off the patterns to anyone who wants to participate in the stitch-along. The patterns include the design already stamped and colored on fabric. All you have to do is stitch!

Now I know some of you may never have done hand-embroidery...or maybe you haven't done it in many years. It's not hard, so don't be afraid. If that's what's holding you up, then just check out these great tips for beginners from Mary Corbet at Needle 'n Thread. In addition to her "tips," the post is chalk full of links to other references.

I'll be stitching a bag lady each month to be made into a quilt in the end. And what an adorable quilt it is! Here's one made by one of Carol's customers.


You can join in to stitch the whole set, or simply choose one or more designs. I'll be posting a linky party on the last day of each month of 2017 where you can post a picture of your finished block. There will be prizes!! Even if you don't have a blog, you can join in the fun by posting your finished block in the FlickR Group I've created, or join us on Facebook. For the bloggers among you, there's even a gadget you can post on your blog to proclaim yourself as a proud member of the Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club Stitch-Along.

Cat Patches

Want to join in? All you need to do is email me with "Stitch-Along" in your subject line to let me know. I'll pass your information along to the fine folks at Chickadee Hollow Designs, and they'll get you set up.

As for the giveaway, here's how you can win a set of your own:

1. Head on over there to Chickadee Hollow Designs, click on one or more of the shop categories. For a chance to win, tell me which among the many patterns you'd love to make. There's so much to choose from, and I know you're going to love shopping there as much as I do.

2. You can earn a second chance to win by signing up for Carol's newsletter. Scroll on down to the bottom of her home page, sign up, and then, come back and leave another comment telling me you've done that.

3. You can get a third chance to win by being a PR angel. Post the gadget to your blog using the code above, and then write a post publicizing the stitch-along. Come on back here and add a link to your post.

4. Make sure I have a way to contact you! No-reply equals no chance to win. If you're not sure, then leave your email with your comment. Here's a clue: if no one ever replies to comments you leave on blogs, there's a reason.

I'll leave this giveaway open until 11:59 p.m. (PST) Friday, October 7, and then announce the winner on Saturday morning. Oh yes, and this giveaway is open to all residents of Planet Earth. Good luck!

57 comments:

  1. Looking forward to watching your blocks develop.

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  2. I would love to make the Chickadee Christmas Vintage Santa. But one would be lonely and I can't pick a 2nd fave, so I'd just have to do the Ornament BOM.

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  3. Believe it or not I just recently purchased the Quilting Snow Ladies to work on this winter. After that I'm going after the Bag Ladies and the Happy Halloween. Rina

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  4. Signed up for the newsletter. Rina

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  5. Such cute bag ladies with amazing detail. All are beautiful, but I know a "Thelma" that the block just matches her perfectly. LOL!

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  6. Of course I like Abigail best. Her name is closest to mine and, like me, she likes both sewing and fishing. :)

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  7. I signed up for Carol's newsletter . . . team player, I.

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  8. I have to say I love the quilting snow ladies the best! The bag ladies are cute too. I have never made a quilt for myself, which of course would include quilting so this would be fun!

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  9. I would love the Quilting Snow Ladies. Great winter project.

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  10. I receive the newsletter and follow on BL

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  11. This sounds like fun. I love the mini charm ornies

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  12. Just put your cute button up and did a post for my Slow Sunday Stitching that includes a spotlight for Bag Ladies.

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  13. These look like such fun, I'll be watching along from the sidelines. I'm abysmal at getting to embroidered blocks so this time I'll just cheer you all on.

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  14. This looks like a wonderful time. Please enter me in the draw. I would love to win this set

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  15. I love the Miniature patterns. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. I receive crabapple hill newsletter. Thanks so much for sharing

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  17. Hi Barbara - This sounds like so much fun. Love the slow stitching, and these are just too cute. Thanks also for hosting the give away.

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  18. Yes I signed up for their newsletter

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  19. I did a post on my blog about the new stitch along and the give away directing them here to read about it. :)

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  20. Those bag ladies are so much fun. I have made several of her ornaments. I would like to make some of her springtime stitcheries, especially the daffodils.

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  21. I am signed up for the newsletter.

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  22. The Quilting Snowladies are adorable too. Love them. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  23. I signed up for the newsletter. raydeer@memlane.com

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  24. I love the Bag Ladies! They look like my friends!

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  25. I signed up for the Chickadee Hollow Designs newsletter.

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  26. I fell in love with Vintage Basket #1, in the Hand Embroidery section! I wonder if it would be a good size for the center of a medallion quilt...

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  27. I like the vintage Christmas ornaments collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  28. The Civil War 9-Patch mini-quilt pattern. :)
    Thanks for the chance Barbara!!

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  29. I would like to make the Quilting Snow Ladies and quite a few of the Heirloom Spring Ornaments.

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  30. I love the happy Easter pattern. Figure if I start now I can get done by Easter. Teehee.

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  31. I signed up for the newsletter and thanks for the chance for a prize.

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  32. I did sign up for the newsletter--I love their stuff. The one I would love to do is Snow Ladies. Thanks!!!

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  33. I have an embroidery machine which hasn't had much use lately. The Quilting Snow Ladies machine embroidery set would fix that issue!

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  34. I signed up for Carol's newsletter.

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  35. I signed up for Carol's newsletter.

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  36. I would like to sew the Vintage Christmas Ornmaents

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  37. I've signed up for Carol's newsletter

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  38. I do love those Quilting Snowladies but then anything to do with snow sees to attract me. Thanks for the give-away.

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  39. I also signed up for the newsletter. It looks like a wonderful blog.

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  40. Went visiting and I love the seasonal ornaments. The bag ladies are so cute.

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  41. I signed up for Carol's newsletter. I'm pleased you pointed out where the sign up was as I missed it when I last visited.

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  42. I love your cute button and I'm about to add it to my blog and write a post. It sounds a fun idea.

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  43. I really like the Quilting Snowladies along with the Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter club.

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  44. I signed up for Carol's newsletter.

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  45. I like the centennial stars quilt and also the quilting snowflakes hand embroidery. Thanks for the offer! jennit22@gmail.com

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  46. I have signed up for the newsletter jennit22@gmail.com

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  47. I like the Quilting Snowladies. But also the Quilting Bag Ladies, I feel like the Bag ladies represdnt me!

    sharoneujones@gmail.com

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  48. I have just signed up for the Newslettter.

    sharoneujones@gmail.com

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  49. My favorite is the Jingle Sock ornaments, I will start making these for next Christmas.

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  50. I have signed up for the newsletter because I want to make the valentine and halloween ornament for over my bed eventually. I will forget where I saw if I don't get reminders of the web site.

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  51. I have grabbed your button, and made a post. I'm following you and looking forward to making a new fellow cat lover friend.

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  52. I would love to do the Quilting Snow Ladies Red Work! Saw a few other things I liked as well!!
    Thanks for letting us know about this great giveaway!
    Sandra B
    scb304@juno.com

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  53. I love the snow ladies--definitely on my to-do list!

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  54. Well, darn--I have tried several times to sign up for the newsletter and each time it comes up 'invalid submission'. I'll keep trying.

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  55. I love those bag ladies and would love to win the set. As far as selecting ONE item I would like to make from the website...well that's a tough one. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I'm going to select ALL of the Halloween ornaments..and the hearts too...
    Good luck EVERYONE!

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  56. I signed up for the newsletter...now I'm going back to check out a pattern I like.

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