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No, not your birthday, it's my birthday. My Quilt Birthday, to be specific. I'm going to be 10 (in quilty years) on Friday, February 8, 2013!
As discussed on the very first page of my book, ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps!, on February 8, 2003 I took my first quilting class at the local quilt shop. I had so much fun, that right after class, I purchased the fabric 'ingredients' for my next two quilt projects.
That was several yards of fabric ago, at least three sewing machine upgrades (two in the first year!), two books (almost), and way too many finished quilt projects to count. What a ride!
And now, Friday, February 8, 2013 is my Quilt Birthday!
So I want to celebrate 10 years of quilting with a gift for you. But what should the gift be?
How about some fabric from my stash. Wait . . . I'm not sure I can bear to part with anything.
Maybe some scraps?
No, not the cut up stuff, the messy stuff . . . Hardly seems like much of a present if you've got to cut it up. Who needs more of a mess in their sewing room?
I still have these orphan blocks. . . . Seems wrong somehow to give away quilt blocks that I can't find a way to use.
What about a new pattern? This one is going to be fun, but the pattern isn't quite ready yet. More information on this one soon!
Or this one? . . . Nope just a tiny bit early for this one too, maybe another week and it'll be ready for its debut. It sure is pretty, though.
One of these? . . . No, no, no.
I have it. How about a book. ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps! A good idea, but many of you might already have it!
THIS IS IT! The New book! It's not in shops yet. I don't have it yet. It's not on my website yet. But the winner will get a copy of the new book, ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One! to be shipped as soon as my first copies arrive, most likely in April.
Wouldn't that be cool? And so, it's decided.
Here's how you can win a copy of ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One! Truly hot off the press!
You have TWO options to enter . . .
1) Post a comment on this blog entry. Answer the question, when is your quilt birthday? If you are a quilter-wanna-be, offer a future date. Or just say "I wanna win!" Just post a comment. Be sure to include your email address, so I can contact you if you are the lucky duck.
2) Or subscribe to "Good Migrations" weekly eZine - Look for the space to add your email address toward the top of the sidebar on the right-hand side of any page of the Hummingbird Highway website. If you are already a subscriber, see item number 1, if you have a friend who might enjoy this weekly publication, invite them to subscribe. Anyone who subscribes on February 8, 2013, is in it to win it! Plus, you get a free pattern, just for subscribing. How can you lose?
That's it. Simple, right?
BUT, there's a catch. You only have ONE DAY TO ENTER - February 8, 2013 from midnight to midnight, East Coast time (US) - the 24 hours that represent my 10th Quilt Birthday.
So, subscribe or comment any time on February 8, 2013 (midnight to midnight, east coast time). One winner will be randomly chosen to receive ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One!
Tell your quilty friends, and spread the word!
Happy Quilt Birthday! Good luck!
UPDATE: Oh my goodness! I am SO glad that I decided in advance of my post that the winning entry was selected by a random number generator. Your comments floored me! I have read every single comment, and I so appreciate all the kind words and thoughtful reminiscences.
Now for the winner! Actually, you put me in such a good mood that I decided to pick TWO! Between new subscribers, commenters, and technically challenged well-wishers (I try not to ask why these things sometimes don't work, I just try to figure out a quick fix), almost 130 responses were received to my 10th Quilt Birthday post.
The two winners are
Janice M. of Galesburg, Iowa
Lynn D. of North Syracuse, NY
Please contact me by email at email@example.com with an address, so I can send you a book, ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One! as soon as I receive my first copies from the publisher in about 8-10 weeks.
Congratulations! And Happy Quilt Birthday to all . . . !