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Merry Makers

Giveaway closed!!

 

There is no better description for this book, other than the info posted on the Martingale website as shown below.

Get your patchwork presents all wrapped and ready! The Moda All-Stars are back with 15+ handmade gifts to give or keep. Choose from stockings, pincushions, and coasters to make in speedy multiples. Lap quilts, table runners, and other deck-the-halls designs abound too!

Complete most projects in a weekend or quicker—no need to fear the Christmas time crunch. And just for fun, you’ll learn all about the favorite holiday traditions of the All-Stars in a series of Q & As.

Christmas Cabin Quilt by Pat Sloan

Twinkle Twinkle Star Wallhanging by Me and My Sister Designs.

Just a few of the festive projects by my friends- the Moda All-Stars. There are many other projects in the book, but I will leave some of those a surprise when you pick up the book.

One other story I wanted to share is about when I was a young mom, instead of an old mom, and the holidays were approaching which began the season of gift giving. I made many of my gifts, and I am sure my family still treasures those cute quilted pot holders I made for them some thirty-odd years ago. I was so proud of these gifts but when it came time for providing gifts for the kids that was a struggle.

A friend of mine, you know who you are, Kay Mayor, and I would load up the car at night and go put out boxes for Toys for Tots at designated collection locations throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. We would do this night after night driving into areas we had never even heard of, and this was before google maps. The money we earned doing this helped us pay for our kids’ gifts. Anything that it took to make it all happen including setting up a trampoline in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve created great stories and memories. We could not have done this without the opportunity to help with this charity. So coming full circle, I could not be more proud that the Moda designers and the Martingale team choose the Marine Toys for Tots to donate the royalties of this book.

I hope each of you finds something beautiful to make for someone special in your life. This book is in stores now!!

 

I am doing a giveaway of a hot off the press Merry Maker book. Leave a comment telling me about one of the presents/ stories about a gift for your kids. I will draw at random, Saturday the 15th.

Enjoy,

modalissa

Giveaway closed! so many great stories

the winner is:

Telera McCullough

I want to tell you about a family Christmas when I was growing up. We agreed to all make gifts for one another. I was about 12 and my sisters were about 8 and 4. The most amazing surprise was coming in the door after celebrating with grandparents and finding THREE dollhouses that my father built for us. Each was 3 stories high, opened on both ends and the top and had wrap around porches. I still use some of the small sachets my 4 year old sister made that year. We are all still makers 40 years later.

 

 

mini charm quilts

 

Today is Mini Charm Mania as the Moda All- Star designers share their projects from their newest collaboration with Martingale Publishing.

Visit each of the designers listed below for a chance to win your own e-book and possibly some other goodies along the way. I have included a few of the projects throughout this post but be sure and enter on each designers blog post. Read more

Lucky Charm Quilts

Are you ready for a giveaway?
Martingale is celebrating the release of the Lucky Charm Quilts book by Moda All Stars.

Mark your calendar for MARCH 22nd and hop over to Martingale’s blog.   http://blog.shopmartingale.com/

I wanted to show off some of the adorable quilts from the book. There is a variety of quilts using 1 charm pack, 2 charm packs or even go big with 3 charm packs.

Shown above- Bee Hive by Deb Strain

Flying Geese By Bonnie Olaveson

Add your favorite background and see how charm squares can grow into a beuatiful quilt like this one from Bonnie of Cotton Way.

Forever Friends by Lisa Bongean

How clever is this? Friendship quilts!!

Headed West by Pat Sloan

Love love love this black dot added to Pat’s quilt.

Hexagon Braid by Jenny Doan

Holiday Charm by Kansas Troubles

Little Village, Big Woods by Janet Clare

So many options……

Prairie Nights by Kathy Schmitz

Scrappy Christmas by Anne Sutton

Simply Charmed by Sherri McConnell

Spinning Tops by Jen Kingwell

Spring Mosaic by Sandy Gervais

Sweet Stripes by Karla Eisenach of Sweetwater and Co.

I know you have some charm packs that you are just waiting on the perfect project to come along!!

Teatime by Laurie Simpson

Three Times a Charm by Sandy Klop

Tire Tracks by Carrie Nelson and Tammy Vonderschmitt

Two Pack Buzz by Me and My Sister

 Mark your calendar – MARCH 22nd!! Your chance to win some Moda charm packs and books!

-modalissa

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Pre-cut Primer Blog Hop

 

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Hello, If you are following along on the Precut Primer blog hop, then congratulations you have made it to the 12th grade!!

This book is chalk full of projects using Moda precuts. It does not take an MBA or a PHD to be able to make one for your favorite scholar. You will learn something new throughout beginning with page 5, full of tips from Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs.

Did you know? Hold a white piece of paper behind your needle as you thread it. The paper makes it easier to see the needle.

12th-grade-at-playgroundQuilt made by Sarah Huechteman.

12th-closeupClose up of quilting.

5th grade group picThat is me, center row of EVERY group picture ever taken. Thank goodness Lori Chrisman and Leah Pender were always there with me!
I had a massive crush on the second guy on the first row, Kent Ferguson, which probably explains my height issues.

When asked if I would be a part of this hop, I knew just what I would do. Number 2 son is a high school teacher and coach, so I knew this would be a great opportunity to make a quilt for his school. School colors are green and gold, so the Varsity collection from Sweetwater was perfect. He has always been passionate about working with kids and will be a wonderful influence on the kids he comes in contact with.

Excuse me for a minute, while I reminiscence about a few of my teachers.

Mrs. Barney, my second grade teacher, was the first person on my doorstep when my father passed away. I was grown and married, but she found where I lived and came to visit me so many years later.

Mrs. Pasierb, my third grade teacher, was a brunette walking barbie. All the boys drooled as she walked by. This by no means is an insult. She was beautiful, smart and sweet.

Miss Resenta, my fourth grade teacher, whom I probably tested the most. Yes, I was a little hellion that year. She got married during the holiday break and became Mrs. Williams.  I thought that was the coolest thing ever. She had to be one of my favorite for many reasons, including that she had a wonderful deep laugh that brighten the room.

Mrs. PIttman, fifth grade as shown above, had the coolest collection of polyester jumpsuits!

The list goes on and on!

My kids went to the same elementary, junior high and high schools that I did. Many of my teachers were their teachers, so I know first hand how much a teacher can influence your life for many years to come.

I am formally apologizing to all my teachers for any headaches I may have caused or my children may have caused.

The Giveaway : Enter to win a layer cake of Varsity by leaving a comment on this post, telling me your favorite teacher and why.

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Winner will be announced September 10, 2015  I will wait until late in the evening to pick a winner.

Details: Pattern – Precut Primer – 12th Grade by Me & My Sister Designs

Fabric – Varsity by Sweetwater & Bella Solid Bleached White 9900-200
I am doubling up on just the greens and gold fabrics and throwing in a few other basics.

Pre cut Primer sweetwater cuts

Size – 3 across and 4 down for a throw size.

 Good luck!

Hop on over to Melissa Corey. She is also a 12th grader, just like me!

Below are the links to all of the other posts. Check them out. It is not to late to enter some other giveaways.

This is Me and My Sister’s latest book – Pre-cut Primer.

September 2nd – Pat Sloan & April Rosenthal

September 3rd – Corey Yoder

September 4th –  Amy Ellis

September 7thJane Davidson & Heidi Grohs

September 8th – Sherri McConnell

September 9th – Melissa Corry & Lissa Alexander

Enjoy

-Modalissa

The best giveaway for last

Several people have asked why I was giving these fabrics away 
instead of selling them.  Others have been amazed that I can part with
years worth of fabrics.
So let me explain, 
I have worked for Moda fabrics for over 16 years and another
12 years working and teaching quilting. 
I am obsessed about the moda designers and the fabrics they create.
 I love what special people they are.
I have a huge appetite and always think know I bite off more than 
I can chew, or in other words make.
I do get an employee discount so selling my scraps 
for profit, feels a bit like 
some sort of Wall Street insider trading. 
Since I am blessed to work for a company that produces 
thousands of fabrics a year, 
I just thought I would share my good fortune with you along with a 
big thank you 
for those of you with this final giveaway.
Did I have second thoughts about this one, heck yes!
French General’s classic red and whites takes my breath away.
 (is that wrong that fabric can do that?)
Do I really really want to make this? 
Yes, I have wanted to make it
 since it came out in June 2011. 
But I haven’t so time to wrap up the month long giveaway
what I consider to be the BEST giveaway.
Please leave a comment and I will announce the winner on Monday, Sept. 30th
No giveaway will be posted on Monday.

The winner of yesterday’s pinks is:
Bri Loftis
said…

Could really use these for my in-progress scrap quilt! Great colors! Thanks for the opportunity!


September 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM



2 FOR Tuesday

 The giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified.
 Remember how I told you my pics would not be the greatest. 
This first pic does look like a wad of sausages still in their plastic casings. 
Gross, right?
 The bag is full of shirting scraps from Primitive Gatherings collection, 
Floral Gatherings Shirtings which is due in stores Nov. 
I had the honor of working on this collection early for a 
future magazine project. (Quilts-n-More- Spring 2014 issue)
So of course I had some scraps left and you can have them before
 this collection even appears in the store.
This bag is full of assorted charm squares plus a few other pieces.
Now I really don’t intend for these two giveaways to work together.
Consider it a smorgasbord of scraps or sausages.
You know the drill, leave a comment and I 
will post the winner tomorrow morning 6:00 am.
The winner from Monday’s giveaway is:
jmniffer has left a new comment on your post “Scrap builder paradise“:

Perfect fabrics for the tumbler quilt I am planning. Thanks for sharing some of your fabrics with us!

Scrap builder paradise

The giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified.
 We are on the final countdown
 on my little September de stash project.
Today is a sampler of fabrics from 3 sisters, 
Barbara  Brackman,
 Primitive Gatherings and Blackbird Designs.
The majority of these pieces are 10″ x 10″
 but the 3 sisters Christmas collection pieces are  8 x 11.
I am sure by now you know that  most 
of my giveaway
pieces are not intended to be used together,
 but instead they are a 
scrap
builder’s paradise.
Drawing Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:00 am
The winner of Friday’s never enough lights giveaway is:

CathyK
said…

I am always short on lights, as well. Some might say that I get a little short on lights in the brain department, too!! 😉
Thank you for the chance!!


September 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM