Sunday, 21 September 2014
It's time to give away the contents of our fabulous Stitch Gathering Retreat Goody Bag!!
And look how amazing it is!
We were so lucky to have such generous and supportive sponsors.
Coats gave us wonderful threads and needles, Groves and Bank provided the useful embroidery scissors, DMC the lovely embroidery thread, Nairns came up trumps again with the snack packs of their yummy Oat Biscuits, likewise we were so grateful to Pilot for providing another Frixion pen for everyone (essential for the workshops!). Lovely Ali from Very Berry Fabric gave us a Liberty Tana Lawn scrap pack (so popular last year!), and Love Patchwork and Quilting provided a magazine for each bag! Also a big thank you to Aurifil for again providing everyone with some of their amazing thread.
And then there's the fabric...
Robert Kaufman's UK distributor very generously donated a bundle of 5 FQs! Blend Fabric sent over 2 FQ/panels of my favourite Xmas line, Merry Stitches by Cori Dantini, and there's another FQ from Dashwood Studio plus a piece of Liberty Tana Lawn AND the gorgeous needlecord tote bag from the very sweet people at Liberty!
A huge THANK YOU to all our wonderful sponsors! We really couldn't do this without you!
There is just one Goody Bag left and we are giving it away!!
But first let's take a look at some of the fabulous blocks made in my Freehand New York Beauty class at the Retreat...
Aren't they fabulous?? Apologies for not knowing who made them, it's all a but of a blur now!
I asked my husband (our official photographer) to take photos of the blocks and afterwards he told me that he thought I'd asked him to photograph these so I could explain how NOT to do it!!
I've since explained to him at length about 'improv', 'freehand' and how 'wonk' is a good thing. But it got me thinking...
Have any of your friends or families come out with similar faux pas or misunderstandings about quilting?
I'd love to hear about them!
So that's what you've got to do to enter the giveaway!
For a large number of entries do one or all of the following:
1. Leave me a comment telling me something related to the last paragraph (if you can't think of anything just say hi!).
2. Blog, FB, tweet or Instagram about the giveaway and tell me what you've done in a comment (with links if possible). Please #stitchgathering - up to 4 separate entries here!
Giveaway open to International entries and ends midnight on Friday 26th of September.
If you've posted about the 2014 Stitch Gathering Retreat please add your link below. We'd love to gather all the blog posts in one place - thanks!