Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Challenge with a prize....

I know I haven't given something away in a longgggg time and ya know after reading Kate's blog again and her periodical give aways, it dawned on me I still have a HUGE blue rubbermaid tub of wonderful stuff (that I have no use for) to still offer up.....along with that thought and seeing everyone one receiving their Four Season Summer Swap Quilts, it dawned on me --- exactly how do folks display their little quilts.

Well, I have shown mine before and I have seen a few others, but now a year later and seeing familiar names in the same little quilt swaps going on, I know we all have collected quite a few. So, again here are mine (again).

Quilts I have made for swaps:

Quilts I have received from swaps (and a few extras as gifts):

How I display them: My sewing area is about 22' x 15'. There is a house support beam that runs in the middle of my area. On one side there is wire with hanger clips and on the other side I had originally put up a curtain rod to divide the room. Well, we added curtain hooks to it and it is not starting to collect quilts on it as well.

And one quiltlet hangs over my cutting area to inspire me (it was made by Bren):

So, here the challenge, write a post with the following:

  • Show pictures of all the quilts you have made for swaps (in the past 12 months)

  • Show pictures of all the quilts you have received from swaps (in the past 12 months)

  • Finally, explain and show how your display them

Next, come back here leave a comment so I can view your post and add you into the pool of lucky people to be drawn from.

The lucky winner will get this:

A bag of buttons, 28-5" Charm pack and a Me & My Sisters Designs Summer Tea Pattern CD

I'll give everyone a two weeks to complete and draw a winner Sunday, August 31st. Show off your quilts!


  1. thanks for visiting my blog... and yes.. you NEED pirate stuff! And I live in VA... not far from you am i?

    I enjoy your blog and visit often, just don't comment as much because it seems everyone says the same thing :) You are very close to me and would love to get you to do a workshop at our shop in Mt. Airy, MD.

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  2. I love the crocked house mini quilt. I still need to finish mine.

    Thanks! I would love to see yours!

  3. quiltingcindy8/17/2008 3:21 PM

    Oh my gosh! I love the quilties that you have made and received. Bee-uuu-t-ful ;) I've only been on one swap in the last year (long story), but I sure am enjoying being in the Mini Booty Swaps. :D

    I'm so glad you are having positive results with the booty swaps! Thank you, you too will start collecting them as well! :)

  4. Wow what a collection. I will go home and do the same. Fun. thanks!

    Thank you! Can't wait to see yours!

  5. Woohoo!! I get to see how everyone displays quilts!! I have only been in one swap and so won't be participating, but I want to figure out how to display quilts as the more I am quilting, the more I need to display.

    :) This is why I did this, I want to see everyone's houses LOL How's the foot?

  6. Can't participate as have not been in country long enough do any swaps...but yours are lovely and gave me ideas about how to hide my UGLY areas in my little quilt studio.I will hang all the small flimsies up on a clothes line. Thanks. Love the idea.

    Fabric!! Use fabric to "hide" your unsightly areas of your bets storing it away out of sight :) LOL

    Your welcome and thanks for stopping by!

  7. I posted my collection this evening! Thanks for the challenge.

    WOO HOO!! I think there are only two folks who did this, so you both might win! Thanks for playing along!

  8. I posted my gallery.

  9. I have had lots of fun swapping these little quilts this past year. I've posted pics of all but one on my blog

  10. Hopefully I am not to late. I just posted my pictures on my blog entry for today. Have a great holiday week-end.

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