Monday, May 25, 2009

Giveaway on Memorial Day!

First of all: Happy Memorial Day! This is a day that I truly take a moment and thank all those brave men (and lots of women too) who fought and died so that my family and I can enjoy the freedoms we all have in this wonderful country! My Dad served in WW2, and many family members have served in all areas of the armed forces. I salute you all, for your tasks were not easy or ones you liked or really wanted to do, but you did it anyway, for the good of your country and your people. Thank you!!

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Now, here is a little something different. We did not go out of town for the holiday, instead, we took a chance to stay at home (not at work, wooohoooo!), and relax, and get a few things done. I am giving away quite a few things, that I like so much, but I feel that I need to bless someone else with. Above is a quilt kit, complete, never opened, from Joann a couple years ago. It is yours if you want it, just let me know! A word: Please think about these things and although I am so glad to give them to anyone, please make sure that you are really going to use them. I would not be really happy to find them on e-bay or something. I really want to give things to quilters who would find pleasure, purpose and joy from these things!! I would like the recipients to be quilters, bloggers, people who have commented on my blog in the last year or so. Thanks.

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These are pre-cut Hexagons. Yours if you are into them! A very few are gone, but over 750 left. Die cut. I think they may be poly-cotton. Don't know if they would be hard to do with the English paper piecing method.

I just stiched this last month, a small stitchery quilt. Yours if you will finish it, as I just do not have time for it right now! I love this pattern.

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A series of patterns for a applique quilt. 1999 is the date. Someone could absolutely use these and enjoy, if they are into applique.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Claimed!!!!!!!!!!! and going to a good home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I just bought this last month at my local quilt shop, why, I do not know, I have too many ideas! My loss is your gain! You reproduction gals would love this pattern, it is so cute.

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Anyone into bag patterns and bags? Yours for the taking!

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Just bought this book, and realized I just do not have time to make each table runner, one for each month. So cute, though! Would you like it??

A quilting book on color. I like scrappy best with every color in the world, so just did not get into it, although it is a great book. Yours for the asking.

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OK, this is a big one. I bought this at the Dallas Quilt Show, and thought I would make circle quilts like crazy. I opened it, looked at it, put in back in the package, and it has not been touched. $40.00 down the drain...but not if you like it! It is yours!!

Another picture of the circle cutter.


He is not for sale at any price! This little squirrel has certainly befriended us...cute little bugger! He is watching from a branch in one of our trees...and waiting...

for dear husband to come and feed him!!

Just let me know if any of you would like any of the above items, and I will gladly send them to you. That is the sum total of my cleaning out of the sewing room, and there will be more to come, I am sure. I got a lot done, a lot organized, and I am so glad!!!


Able to bless others with some things I will not use in the near future, that maybe someone can use and enjoy.

A holiday off from work!

Our Veterans and soldiers who have died in defense of us and our country throughout the years.




Quilter Kathy said...

Julie...I would love your little stitchery block! I would definately make it into a little finished wallhanging and give it to a good cause for a fundraiser...maybe the women's shelter silent auction if I get it's on June 13th!

Stina said...

If you would post to Sweden ..
I really really like to give a go for the Fit to Frame pattern :o) Have wanted to try that out for some time.. maybe with my newly bougtht repro fabrics..:o) sure had a large look into your drawers and found some nice things... I really shoud do the same..great idea!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

Hello Julie! I was reading your blog and just found out that you are giving away some beautyful items. If you post to Norway, I would LOVE to receive the Circle Cutter. It look amazing:-): Hav a very nice day! Best regards from Hilde in Norway.

Pat said...

I'd have interest in a few of the items...the Fit to Frame (which I see someone has already asked about) and the others were the butterfly block kit and the 12-months of table runners. So.......let's see if either of those other two are desired by someone else and, if not, maybe I could get one or the other o them. This is nice of you to do and I think I am going to do this with some of my things that I have already used (and won't use certain books) OR haven't used at all and realize now I won't!

Trisha said...

Wow, you are so generous! I have wanted to make the X Bag ever since I saw a friend make it at a retreat last year. I would definitely use it!!

Becca said...

Julie-I would love the circle cutter-I have a project I'm working on that needs tons and tons of circles. Is there something I can send you in return-some FQ's maybe? I've been lusting after the circle cutter but couldn't bring myself to buy on - lol -to much stretch on the budget!

lesthook said...

What a lovely idea! I just wanted to comment cause I have the same problem,LOL! I did give away over 25 quilt magazines on free-cycle recently. I live in a military area and by coincidence both stacks went to young military wives

Nancy said...

oh, what a great idea.. recycle at it's best.
Would have loved the circle cutter, but two are before me, so hope someone enjoys it...

Norma said...

I promise I would make the quilt kit that is the first picture........and I will pay postage!

Great idea, I am trying to make sure that I not longer buy because I LIKE but because I will use. I need a 12 step program but working on it!

Thanks Julie for sharing so much with other quilters.

Norma said...

Ok, so it is that I NO longer buy..........

Erzebat said...

I would love to have the hexagon set. I have several friends who want me to 'come into the fold' with doing them. I do like the pink! or the table runner of the month book would be delightful too! thanks for the givaway! (mauh) Liz

Linda said...

Oh my goodness you are ever so generous Julie. So pleased you were able to spend some time at home. If the applique patterns haven't been taken I'd adore them.

SandyQuilts said...

WOW. I love the circle cutter, the X Bag pattern and Color/Cloth book. I'd give anyone of them a good, happy home. THANKS

Mary Ellen said...

I would love to have the applique patterns from 1999 if you will send them to Canada.If they are gone, the Color book looks pretty interesting, too. Thank you for your generosity.

Kathie said...

I would love the applique patterns from Sunflower Pattern Coop!
Emporia Rose I just love those patterns and the border is awesome
Thank you

free indeed said...

So far the applique patterns and color book seem to be unclaimed. If they are still available, I'd give them a good home. My applique needs improvement, and these are very pretty.

Jackie said...

Guess I am too late, but what a wonderful thing to do for others on this memorable day! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Anonymous said...

Dear Julie, Happy Memorial Day....what a good thought you the photo of the cheeky little buggar........Warm Regards Lyn

Shari said...

Hi Julie

What a great thing to do. And so liberating! Will have to seriously think about something similar. In these tough economic times sharing something that is gathering dust is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheers - Shari

Leanne said...

Hi Julie,
I am just catching up here way behind on blog reading. What a lovely thing to do and very liberating. I think I would like the squirrel how cute is he.... sure you couldn't put him in a box and sent him to Aust.