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A New Party Spot


There’s a new party spot in town.  Check it out!  Go ahead.  I’ll wait!  (Hint!  Click on the red button.)

The knitters have Ravelry!  Yay!  And now the quilters have a party spot.  (I’m such a party girl, you know.)

In honor of the launch of Sewn, I have some fabric to give away!

Your package will include two Simplicity charm packs (100 5″ squares) a Schnibbles pattern by Miss Rosie, and the yellow border fabric you see on the bottom half of the photo.  The quilt in the background is on my unmade bed and it needs to stay there.  Sorry!

Just leave a comment by June 8th at midnight, central time, and I’ll use a random number generator to choose the winner.  I won’t be able to ship your package until June 14th, because we’ll be on vacation.  I’ll try to post the winner as soon as I can find internet access.

To check out the other blogs participating in the launch, or to join the party and add your own blog, check out Sarah’s blog.  Sarah is half of the amazing talent that produced the new quilting book Material Obsession.

Go check out all those other blogs.  You’ll find tons of inspiration and avoid cleaning your house all at the same time!!!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

161 thoughts on “A New Party Spot

  1. I have been drooling over the fabric sites, since enjoying your work……….I have a fabric store picked out to go too………& have even purchased a few fat quarters………:)

    I would love to win this fabric & pattern for sure……have my machine ready…..

    I am not sure how you can accomplish so much & oh so quickly, I only wish….

    Enjoy your holiday, take lots of knitting, or check out the yarn shops…….always the yarn shops & bake shop too…….
    Have a fun & safe trip ! Dianne

  2. I think I´m a party-girl too, and I´d love to win 🙂
    Happy quilting !

  3. Oh great! Now you find a new way for me to waste time! Just great. What am I going to do with you lady?

  4. I love your site and would be thrilled to win the fabric! Thanks for the chance. Karen

  5. Wouldn’t winning that be a great way to get back into quilting!!!

  6. Perfect timing!!! I was just about to mop the kitchen floor!!!

  7. Well, you convinced me to go back to quilting with your red quilt (the one you were not happy with)! I found a wonderful store while I was one vacation in GA (it wasn’t there when I lived there) and purchased lots of fabric. My sewing machine is being set up this weekend and I can’t wait. It would be wonderful to win this prize 🙂 and I didn’t have to vacuum either, how great is that!

  8. Well, you convinced me to go back to quilting with your red quilt (the one you were not happy with)! I found a wonderful store while I was on vacation in GA (it wasn’t there when I lived there) and purchased lots of fabric. My sewing machine is being set up this weekend and I can’t wait. It would be wonderful to win this prize 🙂 and I didn’t have to vacuum either, how great is that!

  9. I am so excited about All Sewn Up! I had not heard anything about it before and now that I have I can’t wait to be a part of the sewing community online:) I still have yet to make my first quilt, but I have all kinds of big plans for the summer! Thanks for putting up the info and for the great giveaway you’re doing!

  10. Awesome! I’m just getting into sewing and I love that there’s a new community being created.

  11. such pretty fabric!!

  12. I just found your blog the other day and here you are with a give-away! Great, thanks! Have a great vacation and thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I adore that fabric line, I would love to win your giveaway.
    Thanks, Kami

  14. Just what I needed, a new way to spend even more time on the internet! Thanks, I think:-)

  15. I love your quilts! I’m a newbie and totally excited! Two down…so many more to go!

  16. Wouldn’t that win launch me back into the quilting crowd. Happy to see that there will be a sewing site, also–thanks for the info.

  17. I love all your quits, they are so inspiring. That fabric looks so wonderfully summer-like.

  18. How exciting! Somewhere else to go for inspiration!

  19. Thanks for the link. I enjoy your blog. Pick me in the drawing.

  20. Ooh, free fabric and a place for quilters to gather? Awesome.

  21. Thanks for the heads up on the new group! Sounds like lots of fun! Would love to win! Thanks for the blog. It’s always fun to read!

  22. You are so generous, what a lovely assortment.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed (toes too). Maybe I will be the lucky one.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  23. Have a great vacation! Ooooooh I love the border fabric. If I should win, it would be my first charm pack I will have ever had or worked with!

  24. Love those fabrics! And have a wonderful vacation! 🙂

  25. I am going to have to check that new site out! Your give-aways are wonderful! You sure about that background fabric? It’s very pretty!

  26. Before I started to knit I quilted. You make me want to dip into my stash again.

  27. I like the things you have made and show on your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway you’re doing!

  28. Thank you for the opportunity to enter in the fabric giveaway draw. Love seeing all your finished quilts and knitting. You get heaps done. Ei

  29. Me too please

  30. Hey Maria,
    thanks so much for turning everyone on to “Sewn”!!! Woo-hoo – another place to get lost in! Between that and Ravelry and amazing blogs like yours, when oh WHEN will I find time to knit or sew??? LOVE Moda anything, fingers crossed…

  31. WOW….and I just found a quilt frame to supplement the incomplete one that my mom gave me. Perfect timing.

  32. Beautiful fabric – thanks for the awesome chance to have some of my very own!

  33. Sweet fabric – what a great giveaway!

  34. oooohhh. how fun.
    of course i’d love to win. it’s moda.

  35. MORE inspiration – and i love your stories as much as your productivity. how do you do it?

  36. Hope you have a great vacation. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!

  37. Oh, wow, count me in! I’ve just found you through the mistake you posted on Amy’s blog.

  38. I am so looking forward to SEWN! Hope you have a great vacation 🙂

  39. what a generous and wonderful prize! thanks for the chance to win!

  40. What a wonderful prize!! Everything coordinated and a pattern to boot! I am not very good at pulling fabrics together and my fabric source doesn’t sell ‘lines’ of fabrics. So this is the next best thing….a KIT! Thanks for participating and making this launching party so fun!

  41. What a fun idea. My husband is going to be so mad at you for pulling me back into quilting. I was always dropping pins and guess who had a knack for finding them with his foot?

  42. I’d love to win! Thanks!

  43. So many names how do I win ?????

    Happy travels………..

  44. Wow, cool blog. This is fun. Please enter me in your very generous give-away. Your
    work is quite lovely.

  45. Thanks for the givaway – have a great time on vacation!

  46. Because too much fabric is never enough…

  47. I love the border fabric!

  48. Beautiful fabric. Fingers and toes crossed!

  49. Wow, your quilts are beautiful!!! I hope to be able to quilt like that some day. Thank you for directing us to the Moda sight.

  50. Great inspiration! Thanks! Lovely fabric and your quilts are beauties!

  51. Please enter me in your great drawing. Great blog!

  52. please enter me! I would LOVE to win!

  53. The fabric looks beautiful. I would love a chance to win!

  54. Hello, I love the fabric! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

  55. Aww those charm packs are lovely! And the fabric is gorgeous!!! Wow! What a fabulous giveaway.
    Thanks a lot for the chance and please count me in.

  56. Oh cool…I like charm packs! Thanks for the chance.

  57. I would love to win, please enter me.

  58. As someone who’s been on Ravelry ever since she started knitting, I feel that it’s only karma that a new sewing community is going up just as I get serous about sewing.

  59. Beautiful fabric charm squares and love the pattern.

  60. Fantastic giveaway!! The fabrics are beautiful!!

  61. Hmmm… can I really wait until the 14th for you to ship a giveaway. Oh, I suppose so (:

    Great giveaway. I hope I win and if I do take your time and send it whenever you can!

  62. What a gorgeous prize you’re offering, thanks for the chance. Now I need to go back and read through some of your posts.

  63. Wow, what lovely fabrics! thank you for offering them.

  64. Wow, the fabric is so great. I haven’t tried quilting with a charm pack before. It looks like fun.

  65. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. The fabrics are beautiful. Have a great vacation.

  66. I love your blog. It is the first one I check every day to see what’s new. The things you knit and sew are always so beautiful. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

  67. Great giveaway!!
    Thank you for the chance to win it!

  68. What a wonderful fabrics; thanks for the chance to win it.Enjoy your vacation

  69. Fabulous giveaway! I can’t wait for SEWN to launch (in my birthday month). Your blog is very inspirationable and I can’t wait to see what you make on your vaca. Would love to win this, crossing my fingers!

  70. Oh my, What a generous giveaway! Beautiful fabrics. I’d love to win!

  71. Gorgeous fabrics and I love the wrinkly Moda quilts you have dragged out of the cupboard – all with “lovely binding”!!

  72. what pretty fabrics for a giveaway. I’m so excited about this, hope it makes Ravelry for knitters look simple.

    Can’t wait

  73. SEWN sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  74. I love your quilts!

  75. wow great giveaway, love your work.

  76. What an interesting blog! Will stay a bit to read. Please add my name in your give-away. I love all fabric by 3 Sisters! Have a great vacation!

  77. I am so glad for community giveaways such as this so I can visit new blogs! I’ve been wandering around yours and am finding lots of inspiration!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  78. Wow, that is an exciting giveaway, I love Simplicity!

  79. Have a great vacation!! And thank you for the chance to win!

  80. These are beautiful and I would love to win. Thank you for posting your pictures and feelings about America! I am a fan too.

  81. I am excited about the new site for quilters. Have heard about it this past week and just now got a chance to look into it.

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  82. What beautiful fabrics and so generous of you to have a giveaway : )

  83. Thanks – i enjoyed browsing your quilt photos on this blog. Lovely

  84. I’m also looking forward to SEWN! I am a Ravelry addict and now this!!
    You have some beautiful work.

  85. A lovely giveaway. I found you through the SEWN site. Having fun discovering great ‘new to me’ blogs.

  86. Thank you for a chance to win these fabrics, v nice of you to gift them out!

  87. Ive never used a charm pack…hope to get a chance real soon!!!

  88. What a lovely giveaway! I am new to your site, but this won’t be my last visit. Your quilts are amazing! I dabble at quilting, but mostly for handbags, your site has given me the desire to do more quilts. Knitting scares me to death….I have only one finished project there under my belt and that was almost 40 years ago. Your projects are beautiful.

  89. what a great giveaway! thanks for hosting!

  90. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’m enjoying all your travel photos! 🙂

  91. Wonderful giveaway! Have a fun trip!

  92. Gotta love charm packs!!! I’m also hosting a giveaway – check out my blog to enter!
    I getting pretty excited about the SEWN website, can’t wait to see what they come up with.

  93. Thank you so much for the chance to win this great giveaway!!!

  94. Loved your pattern on Moda Bake Shop. Joined All Sewn Up. Love charm packs!

  95. What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.


  96. Great prize. Thanks for entering me in your SEWN giveaway.

  97. Yay, so much inspiration! Please enter me for the giveaway…

  98. I am excited to be new in the sewing world and I need anything for future projects.

  99. Fun, fun! I love these fabrics and the pattern. I am just itching to get busy if I win!

  100. What a great blog. Thanks for the link to the new site. I found you via Moda Bakeshop. I enjoyed your vactaion photos. It looks like you succeeded in a fun family vacation. Thanks for offering the great Moda fabrics and pattern.

  101. What a great giveaway!…and so generous! Hope you are lucky enough to win something too!!

  102. Ooh, I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. This is such a cool giveaway!
    I’ve joined the party too 🙂

  104. I love the simplicity line! And I’m so excited about the sewn site 🙂

  105. What a great giveaway! Crossing my fingers that I have a lucky number! Thanks for offering such a great prize!

  106. What could be better, fabric to quilt with!
    Have a great trip, & enjoy your knitting & family.

  107. Terrific giveaway, still haven’t purchased that fabric yet…I better got on with it!

  108. This is great, I’d love to win!

  109. another newbie, love the fabrics and would love to win.

  110. YIPEE!! Im loving simplicity. SO FUN!!

  111. Would love to win this cool giveaway. Thanks for a great blog!!

  112. What a cute pattern! And the fabric is just lovely!


  113. wow!!
    love love fabrics :))
    count me in, please!!
    hugs Isabel

  114. I love the fabrics, and I love all of the Miss Rosie patterns.

    I, too, am excited about Sewn.

  115. Oh, I love, love, love Simplicity. I do. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  116. I love parties and I love this fabric!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  117. i am so excited and hope i win.. what a wonderful giveaway–thanks soo much

  118. Beautiful giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  119. Love the moda squares, and btw, love you bedquilt too !

  120. Your work is amazing!

    Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  121. Love your placemat and napkins on Moda Bakeshop!

  122. Flowers are my favorite!!!

  123. Great blog – I’m addicted to Moda Bake Shop projects!

  124. Love those Moda Florals, so summery.

  125. I’ll be on Vacation also, Hate to miss the launch of Sewn. Hope I win the give-a-way though.

  126. I love a good party, especially one centered around sewing. Thanks for holding a sweet giveaway. How fun! Please sign me up.



  127. Lovely fabric, please count me in and thanks for participating. Enjoy your vacation 🙂

  128. You are so generous! I also looked at some of your other quilts while visiting here. OMG…I’m glad for SEWN as now I marked you to return to. You have some gorgeous quilts and I dig your style.

  129. Love Moda fabric! Here’s hoping I win 🙂

  130. oh so pretty– would love to win, thanks for the chance. Hope you have a great vacation

  131. Great Giveaway. I’m a Moda addict with the goal of having a project on their site someday. I’ve got to tell you that looking at some of your completed quilts, I’ve got to try and make one like #1 on you walk down memory lane. I love the light and dark aspects of it.

    Here’s hoping I win.


  132. Ooh…your giveaway looks great! Thank you for the opportunity to win an awesome prize!

  133. please include me!

  134. You make beautiful quilts, wow. That’s so great about these give-aways and contests: You wander around and find new inspirational sites. Thanks for the chance to win those fabrics!

  135. I’d love to have a chance to win the lovely charm pack! And the pattern. Please count me in,

  136. Oh! Love the pattern and supplies! hope I win!

  137. I love this line of fabric. Please put me in the drawing!

  138. Thanks for being so generous!

  139. Ooooh what a sweet giveaway! I would love to be the winner.

  140. Lovely gifts and beautiful quilt…even if it does stay on your bed -smile-.

  141. Yay for Sewn! It will be great to have a place to share sewing projects.

  142. Beautiful fabrics, Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

  143. I love the fabric! Thanks for sharing on your blog!

  144. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Looking forward to SEWN.

  145. oh, such a fun pattern in your package! thanks so much for the chance!

  146. love your site. Thanks for opportunity to enter,

  147. Oh yes please…include me!

    I’m off to check you out on Ravlry now…and look frwarrd to seeing you on Sewn soon!

    Tam xo

  148. oooh please enter me to have a chance please 😉

  149. OH.MY.GOSH. It’s been a delight! to see your quilts. I love them all! And, I love the chance to enter this giveaway! Hope you’re having a good vacation!

  150. June 9th is my birthday, hint, hint.

  151. What a great giveaway!
    I would LOVE to win!
    Thank you!
    Mrs B

  152. Great giveaway! Winona

  153. Yummy fabric!

  154. i cant belive the quilts you make! god! that is my dream! to be able to make quilts like that!
    they are just to amazing!
    hi im from israel and what is that longaberger basket building? i saw it and was amazed! never seen a building like that! what is that building for?
    any way i became your follower and thanks!

  155. Lovely giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance!
    And check mine too – Bulgarian fabrics 🙂

  156. Super lovely prizes! Thank you!

  157. I would love to win the fabric. As a new quilter I have a tiny stash and I would love to add those beautiful fabrics.

  158. I love fabric and these are lovely! I hope I am the lucky winner!

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