Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blogiversary Giveaway!

January 8th will be one year since I started blogging. I've been averaging a little more than one post per week. Maybe I could do better than that for the second year.


When I renewed my membership to The Quilt Show, they sent me a gift certificate to give to a friend for a free six month membership. If you'd like one chance to win that membership all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post sharing any quilty tidbit about yourself (how long you've been quilting or what type of quilts you like to make or anything else at all that you would like to write.)


Important note: Please pay attention! If your comment does not have your profile set to show your email address, you must include your email address in your comment. If the Random Number Generator chooses a comment that has no way for me to contact the commenter, I will immediately tell it to choose another number. It's also nice to be able to reply to your comments.You can go to this recent post by Park City Girl where she explains how to change your profile. 

You can have two more chances to enter, but the first one above is required. For a second chance, become a follower (click on Follow in the sidebar) and write another comment telling me that you did so, or that you have been a follower already.


For a third chance, write about my giveaway in one of your own blog posts. Again, write another comment telling me you did so. All three entries must be made with separate comments.

The drawing will take place after midnight, U.S. EST, at the end of Sunday, January 10. 


I don't like blog posts with no photos, so I'll leave you with a photo of my second ever quilt, made in 1995. It was my own design and was totally hand pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted! (click to enlarge)




Stay tuned for another giveaway the last week of January. I plan to participate in the One World One Heart blog event. It will be my second year. You can also click on the button in my sidebar.

Good luck!

Debbie

78 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie,
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    It is stunning your first quilt!

    Please count me in for this giveaway I am a beginner on quilt making and at the moment I am trying the Hexagon hand stitching.
    Gina
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi Debbie I am already your follower for quite some time
    Gina
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  3. I will be posting your giveaway on my blog
    hugs
    gina
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love the black quilt with the fans! I make my quilts by hand, both piecing and quilting, and I love it. Of course, it is slower but I quite enjoy the process. I am planning though to try machine piecing, since there are some quilt designs that I like and would like to make that you have to machine-piece.
    Oh, thank you for the link to the OWOH. I shall consider joining if I find the time.
    Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Congrats on your one year blogiversary. What a great giveaway! I've been quilting for about 24 years. I've had a little more time in the last few years as my children have gotten older. I am a traditional quilter, but I love all kinds of quilts. Thanks for entering me in your great giveaway.

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  6. I have been reading your blog for a while, but now I signed up as a follower :-)

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  7. How very generous of you. I've never tried the Quilt Show so I'd love to win your certificate!

    I've been quilting since the late 60's, before rotary cutters, mats and all the cool rulers we have now.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. I follow your lovely blog!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. I just posted about your giveaway on my site where I share insights about contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for adding my name, in your hat!

    Congrats for 1 years of blogging, too!

    I've been quilting since 2004, I believe and I LOVE scrappy / crumb quilts!!!

    Rosa Robichaud
    robich@rogers.com

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  11. Congrats on your year of blogdom. It is so much fun. Please throw me into the pot.

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  12. I use google.com/reader to follow my favorite blogs .... you're on it. thanks again.

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  13. Hi Debbie, I follow your blog and always enjoy it. I miss you coming to our group in Beitar and hope to see you soon. Keep up the good work.

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  14. Debbie it's me again. I've tried 3 times to add myself to your followers, unsuccessfully and I have no idea what else to do.
    I checked out The Quilt Show for the first time and would love to win your giveaway subscription. Here's hoping.

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  15. Congratulations and thanks for the chance! I've been quilting since 1998 and am currently working on a Jane Stickle quilt.

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  16. Hi Debbie,
    Congratulations on one year of blogging!! I think I have been quilting longer than I can remember. LOL!! Seriously, I made my first quilt for my daughter when she was born in 1970. I made it while we were stationed near Tokyo, Japan and my husband was in the Air Force. I love to sew and delight in connecting with others who enjoy quilting and stitching!!

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  17. P.S. The quilt you have pictured is beautiful!! Also, I'm a follower of your blog. :-)

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  18. hi!
    happy blogiversary!
    and congrats for bloging for a year!!
    i am actualy in the begening of quilting. i am still lacking of quilters rulers and i hade only made some rag quilts for babies and some quilt blocks that were used on all kind of thing.
    i am still waiting to find the time to get in to it the way i would like to.

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  19. and i am a follower of yours
    thanks!

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  20. Congratulations on your blogoversary!
    I do not quilt at all, but every time I look at your blog I am tempted, so tempted! I love picture quilts. I just saw a kit for a pretty mini-quilt with a cute sheep on it. Like I said I - am tempted.
    By the way, I did become your follower.

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  21. Mazel Tov, I'd like to enter your giveaway. I have the Quilting Corner blog and live in Betar Illit, Israel. I learned to quilt in the 1980's in Alabama. My, things have changed since then. We miss you and hope you'll visit us again in the near future. I enjoy your blog very much.
    Fondly, Etty

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  22. The Quilting Corner has joined your "followers". I really thought I did this before. Sorry! But, I have been following for sometime now. Good luck on your giveaway. Your little fan quilt is lovely.
    fondly, Etty

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  23. Your exciting giveaway has been posted on our Quilting Corner blog. If we are the winners, over 13 members of our quilting group will benefit and enjoy this generous giveaway.
    Thanks so much,
    Etty

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  24. Oh PLEASE DO add my name to your draw!!!

    Tks!

    Rosa Robichaud
    robich@rogers.com

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  25. Happy blogoversary. I'm an experienced beginning quilter. Starting a new sister swap year. Joyce Mitchell jleekamitchell@yahoo.com

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  26. Happy blogoversary. I have been quilting for 5 years. For myself I mainly do soft contemporary or forest quilts. I use ElectricQuilt software to help preview color selections. If the quilt top turns out fantastic I send it out to be long arm quilted, but with the economy the way it is I usually machine quilt it myself on my home machine with a walking foot. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks My email address is open1508call@verizon.net

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  27. I started buying books and gathering fabrics about 20 years ago. My first 'quilt' didn't happen until I took a class with my sister at a local shop. That first 'quilt' a double wedding ring, is still a UFO. My second one, a Double Irish chain, is used around the house still. It was tied, not quilted but done! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  28. Your fan quilt is wonderful. I can't imagine doing all that hand piecing! I have been quilting for 5 years & meet evey Tuesday with 5 elderly quilters from whom I've learned sooo much. I love batiks & paperpiecing.

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  29. I just became a follower so this will be my second and fianl entry as I am blogless.
    Congratulations on your anniversary! I followed your link on Carol Doak's group. Thanks for all your work there.
    I see from your profile that you participate is Sophie's Block Lotto. I found them last year and have done a few months. I didn't do the circles but the January block looks like fun!
    Thanks again for the opportunity!

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  30. Hello, Debbie, I am already a follower. Husgs from Brazil

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  31. I've been quilting since 2004, and I love foundation.
    hugs from Brazil
    www.reginagoncalves.blogspot.com

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  32. I'll post your giveaway in my blog.
    Congratulations for your firs blogiversary.
    Hugs from Brazil.
    www.reginagoncalves.blogspot.com

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  33. That's a gorgeous quilt, Debbie! :) I saw your message on Carol Doak's group and found your blog. I don't have a blog, but you can see my quilts at www.sandymike.net.

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  34. Hi, I have just started paper piecing and I love it. I would like to do more scrap quiltng also. email address is
    sharonkearns@ymail.com

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  35. I also became a follower of this blog. Thanks

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  36. I also became a foller of this blog.
    sharonkearns@ymail.com

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  37. i'd love a subscription to the QUilt SHow - i've been quilting over 25 years and still loving it !!!

    CIndy

    Cindy@lubbert.net

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  38. I've enjoyed reading your blog for a couple of months now.
    And, I am one of your Followers :^)

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  39. Happy Blogaversary!

    I'm totally blown away at your 2nd quilt ever! Mine was a pinky floral medallion quilt for DD's bed-all hand pieced and hand quilted- after that quilt I took a class in machine piecing!

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  40. Happy blogiversary!!!!I have memories about the day you started blogging, that day my grandma turned her centenial age, hopefully next year we'll celebrate her 101 years old, and in the same day, January the 8th 2009, we had a strong earthquake with a lot of damage, in my country. Nothing happened to her or my family, but certainly it was a date to remember!!!.
    I started to quilt a little while ago I love to learn new techniques, I love to make block as bear paws or Ohio Star, looking forward to learn more!
    I'd like to win the membership because I'd like to go there and see, I'm one of their members, but it's free and I can't see the eye candy!, I'm going to blog about it, right now. Have a Happy New Year and Happy blogiversary to youuuuuuuu!!!

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  41. I forgot to say I'm already your follower, from a little while now!!!

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  42. I blogged about it, http://arlette0521.blogspot.com/2009/12/debbie-from-blog-jerusalem-notes-s.html I sent you the first comments for the 2010!!!!, Happy New Year!!!

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  43. Love you blog, I am now a follower

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  44. What a great blog you have. I'm a new follower, and a relatively new quilter. I took a quilt in a day class 11 years ago and never finished it because I decided to make a king size quilt and hand quilt it, LOL. I've made a few simple baby quilts over the years, and now am feeling the itch to really dive in.

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  45. Happy Blogiversary Debbie. Lovely blog, I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I will set you up in my google reader if that works to follow you. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  46. Oops, I put you in my google reader for a second point to be a follower. Hope that works. Thanks again

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  47. Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy seeing your quilts and reading your posts. Hope to see more of your blog.
    I have been quilting for 30 years, and love scrap quilts the best.

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  48. Congratulations on a year of blogging. I have been blogging longer than I have been quilting.
    I started quilting when co-worker convinced me to take a class in foundation paper piecing. That was in March of 2008. You can see my very first block at http://artbygene.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-first-pfp-quilt-square.html

    From that small beginning I started quilting.

    I would love to try out The Quilt Show. My email is ebandit AT hotmail (dot) com

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  49. Good for you with one year coming up! I've been doing the quilting thing for close to 20years and counting. The best tip that I use all the time is using a different color thread in my bobbin. This is great when working on log cabins, Irish chains or anything where you're chain sewing. If you get called away from a project or it fall into your UFO box, it will be easy to tell which direction you're supposed to sew. I always use a darker beige in the bobbin.

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  50. Nice giveaway! As I'm in Australia, if I win, could you send the prize to Gene Black? I love his blog and he sent me here, so why not?
    I've been quilting for about 4 years. I used to hate sewing, but patchwork and quilting don't count as sewing, do they? :) I am totally addicted now, to the whole quilting experience.
    Have a great year, and happy quilting!

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  51. Congrats on you anniversary! I have been a quilter for about 25 years. I've always hand quilted so my challenge this year is to learn how to machine quilt--it's not been easy.. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I've also become a follower.

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  53. Hi Debbie, what a great give-away! Thanks for the opportunity to enter! I've been quilting about 20 years or so, but am getting mainly interested in artsy quilts - for one thing, they're smaller, lol. I've decided it's the graphic appeal of quilting that I love the most. Hopefully 2010 is the year I start making this type of quilt!

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  54. Oops - and I'm a follower - and I LOVE that quilt you have at the end of the post!

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  55. Happy blogaversary to you.

    I have always loved quilts with black backgrounds. The hand work on yours is fabulous.

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  56. Hi Debbie, I am now following your blog. So glad to have found you! miscellayneous@sbcglobal.net

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  57. My comment: It is very comforting to find quilters around the world. We have a common warmth and purpose. Sometimes LOVE is spelled Q-U-I-L-T.

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  58. Thanks for inviting me over for your giveaway!!!! please enter me in the drawing......melinda

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  59. I am now also a follower! Melinda

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  60. Gene Black in Alabama sent me over.... What a great giveaway...

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  61. I am saving for my first machine so any tips on what to do it great! I would love a subscription :)
    Email visible in profile :)

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  62. Hello! So glad to have found your blog! I am currently working on three quilts. The first is a cathedral window quilt. My mother made a crib-sized one of these when she was about my age and I want to continue her tradition. The next is a pieced baby quilt, and the third is a sort-of yo-yo quilt for my best friend. Looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog! :-)

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  63. ...aaaaaaand now I'm a follower :-)

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  64. HI Debbie, Congrats on your blogging Anniversary!
    I would love to win the subscription. I currently started a new project and the block is called "Be warm". Since it's cold outside it inspires me to work on it! I am a new reader to your blog, just saw one of your comments on a another blog and came here! Good luck to me and lots of fun to you blogging!

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  65. Just read your post about winning Wanda's giveaway. Congrat ! ! !
    So here I am, ya just never know - maybe it'll be my turn????

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  66. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway and congratulations on your blog anniversary

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  67. Happy blogversary and many many more. I do follow you and enjoy your posts.

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  68. I blogged it, but I forgot to come back and comment.
    http://artbygene.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-found-something-that-i-would-love-to.html

    ebandit (AT) hotmail DOT com

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  69. Looks like fun - count me in!

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  70. please count me in--i'm a new quilter jacksond@nhr3.net

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  71. I'm a new follower jacksond@nhr3.net

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