Sunday, September 27, 2009

101st Post and Giveaway

Well, this post was supposed to be my 100th post, but somehow I ended up counting wrong, so this is my celebratory 101st!!!!

I started this blog in December of last year after talking to my friend Anita about her blog. At the time I was very reticent about whether or not I wanted to do this, but decided to give it a try. I am SO glad that I did step into the blogosphere as I have learned so many things…..

One of the first blogs that I found was Bonnie Hunter and Quiltville.com. Bonnie is the queen of scrap quilting and has a wonderful Scrap Saver system. After reading her website, I have now completely organized ALL of my scraps….no more boxes, baskets or bags of unusable bits and pieces.

Then, while reading Maggie’s blog, she mentioned a You Tube video about a good method for folding fabric. I used this new method to fold all of my larger cuts of fabric and also those that were multi-colored and wouldn’t fit in a particular color box. As a result, I have used a lot of fabric that I would not have remembered previously.

Both of these ideas have greatly improved my quilting enjoyment in the last few months.

I have found that writing this blog has helped me to focus on the areas that I want to pursue most. I have also enjoyed learning to document my quilting process with photos, and at least one set of these has come in handy while teaching a class.

But, most of all, I have loved and cherished the friendships that have been made (or renewed) during this past nine months. It is such fun to open the blog and have comments from England, Australia, Canada, France (in French no less), and many from here in the US.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE COMMENTED, CHEERED AND ENCOURAGED ME!!!!

AND….as a thank you, I am presenting this Give-Away……

If you would like a chance to win this Wall Quilt, please leave a comment on this post and your name will be added to the pot. I will pick a winner on Sunday, October 3rd. GOOD LUCK!!!!

12 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

Congrats on your blog and 100th post. Isn't it fun..... I found your blog sometime ago, like it and added it to my
google.com/reader
so I never miss a new post.

I'd love the opportunity to win your quilt .... it's very pretty. So please throw me into the pot.

thanks.

Kandy Newton said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I am enjoying reading blogs and feel as if I'm getting to stalk errr, I mean, know people (I'm nosey so blogging feeds that vice perfectly!) I would love to have a chance to win a quilt - especially one made by you. Oooh, that sounded cheesier than I intended. Anyhoo - please count me in. K.x

Deborah said...

Congrats on your blog and 100th post. I've tried to figure out how to blog, and evidently must not have the desire enough to figure it all out. So I'm just a lurker. I've enjoyed reaading your posts, and get as much enjoyment out of it as I do talking to real, live people.

Your quilt is simply lovely, and any of us would be thrilled to win it. Please drop my name in the hat.

Congratulations again!

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anita said...

Congratulations on your 101st post! I have very much enjoyed reading your blog and have enjoyed your blog list too. Here's to another 101 more.

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations on your 101st post! Your wall hanging is lovely.

gill said...

congrats!!
like deborah I too am a lurker - but please count me in
gill

gillwatson@mailbox.co.uk

GingerQuilter said...

Scrap quilts are my very favorite and this one is very cheery.

Please put my name in the pot.

I just found your blog as Debora at Dragonfly told me about it as I am looking for speakers for our guild.
Lyn
http://frontporchquilts.blogspot.com/

Britt said...

Such a cheery quilt - I would love to win it. I adore your BQL challenge for September too! What yummy colors!

maggi said...

What a stunning quilt. I would love to be included.

Terry said...

Congratulations on 101 posts! You are entered in my giveaway, so now I am entering yours! Thanks for your comment, which led me to your blog. Beautiful work!

Jean said...

Congratulations on your 100+ post!!! What a beautiful wall quilt!

Judy Alexander said...

Congrats on your 101 post! I have found that bogging is such great way to 'meet' some incredible artist.

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