Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Houston here we come.....

Less than 3 weeks away....

Houston here we come....

8 days of drooling....
fabric, patterns, kits, demonstrations, embellishments
and oh so gorgeous quilts.
I am so excited....can you tell?
Are you going?
I blogged about my latest adventure on my blog....
Since I work full time I don't have time to finish a lot of complicated quilts....
enter rag quilts...
I can put them together...wash them...dry them...and I have a precious quilt.
When we were cleaning up at the shop the other day, Brenda found an entire box of books that she had forgotten about. I fell in love with the Strawberry Shortcake slapplique and I tried it. It was so easy and fast.
Turning Twenty Slapplique by Tricia Cribbs.
Beautiful and delicate handkerchiefs were the inspiration for this collection by Michele D’ Amore. Olivia has lush cabbage roses, elegant paisleys and plaids.
I could just see this soft antique looking fabric in a soft lap throw....
so I made a sample block.
By the way....Mamas Quilt Shop...has seven bolts of this wonderful fabric!
Now this is a 2009 book...but it is fabulous for those of us with small amounts of time.  There are 6 patterns in this book and all are easy to make.  Brenda is selling these for $12.00 plus shipping. 
But wait....don't tell Brenda...

I am giving away a copy!

And enough fabric to make your own sample block!

Just like mine!
Leave a comment on this post,
let me know if you like rag quilts or if you are going to Houston!
Easy peasy!

Now...if you have a little more time on your hands...

blog about our give-a-way and leave me a second comment telling me about it.

You will get two chances to win!

I will draw the winners name Saturday morning, October 20th at the quilt shop over coffee and donuts.
And that's not all....
visit us everyday until we leave for Houston to see what special we will be offering
what I will be giving away to some lucky blogger!
Have a great day!


  1. I'll be in Houston! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for the opportunity! Love that block! I WISH I was going to Houston :-)

  3. I blogged about the giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2012/10/turning-twenty-slapplique-giveaway-at.html

  4. I love rag quilts...that is what got me started learning how to quilt last year! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  5. I love rag quilts but I haven't made one yet! Please don't put my name in the pot since I already have the book, which is awesome by the way! You're going to have so much fun in Houston!! I'm going to blog about the giveaway!

  6. Hey, Mrs. Martha, here's the link to my post: http://sewmuchandmore.blogspot.com/2012/10/turning-twenty-slapplique-giveaway-at.html

  7. I started with rag quilts...but now am hooked on piecing...or trying to piece larger quilts!!
    The book looks like something fun to try..thanks for the giveaway!
    And I only wish I was going to Houston! So jealous!! Have an amazing time!! And then tell us all about it! :)

  8. I've never made a rag quilt... I think they'd be fun to try though. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

  9. I love rag quilts - made a really cute one for one of my grandsons and he took it to college with him. :) And I wish I were going to Houston but not this year....I've gone back to work and can't get off right now. blessings, marlene

  10. Hey Martha, thanks for the giveaway. I've seen it and it is a fun book to have. I've made one rag quilt...a king size! It's on my bed right now. They are so easy and fast. Thanks again.

  11. I posted on my blog regarding the giveaway at http://southernbellessewcreative.blogspot.com/ What fun...thanks again.

  12. I've never made a rag quilt but love the look...unfortunately I live in Maine no where near Houston! Thanks for the chance!

  13. I've yet to make a rag quilt, but still want to. I have a hard time leaving the house and a hard time walking so I'm not going to Houston. Hope you post a lot of pictures!

  14. I do like rag quilts though I have never made one- and I am not going to Houston. It must be the most amazing experience as there would be so much to see- all those gorgeous quilts, the opportunity to attend some great sessions and then of course all the other booths.. Wowser that just makes me drool thinking about it. Thanks for the chance to win such a fun book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  15. Not headed to Houston. I think I have made a "rag quilt."

  16. I love rag quilts for my boys. Thanks for the chance to win.