Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The SEWN Launch Party

OK, this is my first giveaway since I started blogging a few months ago. I feel like I need to join in the generosity that is floating about out there in blog land and to help celebrate the launch of SEWN on 8 June 2009!




I will be giving away one fat eight's bundle - the winner will get to chose between an Amy Butler pack or a Prints Charming pack. I'm pretty new to quilting but I have fallen in love with both of these ranges and am about to start a "stacked coin quilt" that uses these fabrics, along with some Moda Aviary fabrics.





All you need to do to be in the running is comment on this post before the 8 June. Tell me a little something about yourself and also which of the two bundles you'd prefer! Happy to post overseas so the more the merrier!! Also, since I have precious few followers - join up and follow my slightly mundane blog and you'll get an extra chance to win!

117 comments:

SandyN said...

Hi Ange,
Party time - don't you just love presents. Thanks for your cute giveaway. I would LOVE to be the new owner. PLEASE.....
It is exciting starting a new blog and patchwork. I just started mine as well. (Thanks for visiting my blog).

SandyN said...

Hi Ange

Sorry, I would love to be the new owner of the Amy Butler range. I am now following you.... Sandy

Nova said...

I'm from Canada. I think I like the Prints Charming better. :)

Christine said...

Hi. I'm Christine from Penguin in Tasmania. Found you via the SEWN site. I love the Amy Butler fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebecca said...

Hi! I am a new blogger too! I will support you and sign right up to be a follower! I think that I would like to win the Prints Charming pack- what a cute name! I haven't heard of that one before and I like to learn about new fabrics!

http://craftalittle.com

throuthehaze said...

Hi! Generous giveaway! I absolutely love the Amy Butler fabric. I havent made a quilt before but this fabric would be a great start.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Prints Charming...Amy Butler...wow...such choices! Fabulous!

Deborah
comfortjooydesignsATgmailDOTcom

Kelly said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! I'm going to have to go with the Prints Charming!

Deb said...

Hi Ange...thanks for the generous giveaway. I'm not really a quilter but I love to make softies and bags and tackle other "small" sewing projects. Very tough choice about Amy Butler or Prints Charming...perhaps the Amy Butler because I've been a big fan for a while now.

One Flew Over said...

I love the chance to win! I am also hosting a SEWN giveaway! If by some freak chance I win I would love the Amy Buttler pack...I have SO much P/C as I live around the corner from their studio. Thanks...so generous

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Ange,
A little something about myself first - I love powdered milk, not mixed with water but straight from the spoon! I recently taught DS this disgusting habit!!
and I'd choose the Prints Charming range! They're both lovely.

eriven said...

Hi Ange, what a great giveaway! I can sew but I'm very new to quilting so I'd love either bundles, but perhaps the Amy Butler just a tiny bit more :D

Thanks for the opportunity :)

Lulu said...

Hi Ange, Count me in for this giveaway. And I agree with Jo in TAS, powdered milk on a spoon is yummy.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Yay for giveaways! I'm excited you're having your first one :-) It's a lovely prize!

If I won, I would be absolutely over the moon and choose the Prints Charming pack. :-)

Do I get a gold star for being a follower from way back?? ;-)

xxx

Jessica said...

Hi Ange,

I'm a fellow craft blogger from London (UK) who loves to make things for my friends and family. I'm new to machine sewing (only just got my first sewing machine) though I have lots of projects already planned so some new fabric would be perfect to get me started. I'm a big fan of the Amy Butler range (after reading through "little stitches for little ones" I'm hooked!) and would love to be entered in the draw for that bundle.

Thanks :)

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh wow! I am a fabricaholic! Please count me in on your fabulous giveaway! These are both favorites!

Justine said...

Prints Charming and Amy Butler are both ranges that just make my heart sing !!! I used to be a lover of warm 'country' colours but it was Prints Charming who actually coerced me to join the fresh and crisp colours. Love both of them and thanks for the chance to win. What a generous prize....

Martina said...

Hi I'Martina from switzerland. What a great give away. So lovely fabric. I love both but would choose prints charming, if I would be the lucky winner.
I have no blog started yet, but the blogland is so encourageing to me.
Thanks for the chance to win.

grendelskin said...

Hi Ange, congrats on your win and thank you for giving! I'm from New England, in the U.S. For several years I've justified my handsewing projects by saying that "someday I'll get good enough to do a quilt." Prints Charming might be a real nice start!

La Gitan Mystique said...

I love the great outdoors, long hot summer days, sewing and gardening. I am visually impaired so the sewing is slow, but I enjoy it so much. I am new to learning about setting up a blog and have lots to learn. Thanks for the fun giveaway. I'd love the Amy Butler pack if I am the lucky winner.

Jody

lagitanmystique(at)q(dot)com

Doris said...

That's tough, I love both of those lines but I'd probably pick the Amy Butler pack!

I'm Doris from Des Moines (also hosting a giveaway!) and I'm a quilter and clothing sewist for many years now!

Doris
auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brooke said...

I'm a new quilter too, coming from garment sewing. I would love either one, but am slightly leaning towards the prints charming.

Jeannette said...

I hope I am not to late to join the party, I love both the coins patternand Amy Butler materials.Please count me in I am a follower

Jeannette said...

For got to say I am from New Zealand, and a new follower

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I am fairly new to blogging myself and started out with a giveaway to get rolling as well!

Thank you for putting me in your drawing for the Amy Butler pack. What a fun drawing.

ade said...

There is much excitement over the all sewn up giveaway!! I'd love to be the lucky winner for either! Pick me!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

that second bundle (hot pinks) is cute! I don't know those fabrics?? very fun!

come check my giveaway too!

Lori Kay said...

I've been looking for Prints Charming... ha ha. I'm a crafty lady who works full time in Cambridge MA. Your kids are cute!

Angelia said...

Love your prizes! The Amy Butler would probably be my pick. I'm new to quilting, and working on my first quilt. I've been a avid scrapbooker for 11 years and I live in Mississippi :)
momtwoangels(at)yahoo(dot)com

Angelia said...

I'm now a follower :)
momtwoangels(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tiffany said...

Great giveaway....I'm new at blogging too, but not quilting - I love it!

Either pack is great!

Lilly said...

Hello Ange.

Greetings from Brazil!
The Amy Butler pack is my favorite.
Thanks a lot for this great giveaway!!! Those fabrics are gorgeous!!!

sandyandcosmo said...

Hi Ange, I'm a long-time quilter from Ohio USA who would love to win the Prints Charming giveaway!

sandyandcosmo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christina said...

What a generous giveaway! I love the Amy Butler fabrics, so pretty. As for something about myself...I have a 20-month-old daughter and am expecting a baby boy in October. Thank you for the chance to win.

Christina
cmatthies@hotmail.com

Sue said...

I am following you and I love the Amy Butler fabric. I live on the west coast of FL and have just started sewing again after years of not! I have a 2 1/2 year old granddaughter who I love to sew for!

Krousegirl said...

Hi Agne, Im from Fort Wayne, IN...we are enjoying some rain now, but has been lovely and warm. My kids are 1 and 3 and take more time away from quilting than I know what to do about! I just bought my fisrt every Amy Butler fat quarters and love them, but never have had Prints Charming, so that would be my pick. Thanks for the chance!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love, love love Amy Butler fabrics. Thanks for joining the SEWN giveaway. Great way to meet new friends.

Bowlby said...

Hi, Ange! Thanks for the generous giveaway. I love both of those bundles, but if I had to pick, I'd go with the Prints Charming. Thanks for the chance!

I'm also brand-new to quilting (my first one is at the long-arm quilter getting finished up), so I'm excited to see what you're working on!

I'm following!

Kelly said...

Hello, your (new!) blog is very cute. I LOVE the Prints Charming fabric, it's adorable. I would love to include it in a very special quilt.

Fingers crossed...

littlefishtextiles(at)gmail(dot)com

Laurie said...

The Prints Charming pack is just beautiful!! Thank you for this chance to win!! With that said, I'm a new blogger too, been quilting for a lot of years, but just seriously the past 3 years. I love trying new patterns and I think I'm going to try my hand at machine quilting on my next project! Have fun with the quilting - you learn so much as you go along - especially from your mistakes!
Laurie :)

Jessica Christensen said...

I am in love with the Amy Butler pack you have on there. Thanks for offering a chance to win!

jessierey(at)msn(dot)com

www(dot)thebossyquilter(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Anne said...

oh my goodness, I LOVE the giveaway! My fav is the Amy Butler fabrics, I am also new to quilting I would love to sharpen my skills!

Sarah said...

Ok Ange... I am a lurker!! A Tassie one at that!! I would love to enter your giveaway... love the Amy Butler pack! Looking forward to seeing your stacked coin quilt - I want to make one of those too.... maybe it could be our challenge?
x Sarah

Renee G said...

Hi - I'm Renee and I'm from Washington State. I have a husband, 2 boys, 1 dog and a few cats.
Would love the Amy Butler.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

The Patchwork Orange said...

Gorgeous fabrics thanks for the chance to win.

Andrea said...

I am from New Zealand & have two little ones I enjoy making things for. Thanks for entering my giveaway, I would love to be in with a chance for yours also. I love the Amy Butler prints.

esther (it means star) said...

Hi Ange. I am in Brisbane, Australia. Like yourself I am a crafty crafter. I would love to have the Amy Butler range sent to me. Thank you.

craftykat said...

Cool giveaway! - please don't make me pick!
I am also a new blogger :)

Meghan said...

Great new website, would love to join in your giveaway!! I am quite new to crafting - mostly since having my little girl 3 years ago and recently having my second. I would love the prints charming. I will be following you...

Susannah said...

I'm new to quilting too, and I love too much of the fabrics out there. The Amy Butler fabrics are to die for. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

suesueb said...

i love both lines!! i don't often buy too much new fabric 'cause my shelves are so full! thanks for the chance to win this. i love sewing kids' clothes and quilts.

free indeed said...

I became a follower so put me in a second time! I'd really like to win the Amy butler bundle. I live in northern Maine and will be getting the garden in over the next few days. I'm a mom to 6 and grandma to 7 and counting! Always making a baby blanket for someone.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I am torn I would love to win either print but I guess the Prints Charming would be great!

Treasuresofjoy said...

following

two hippos said...

Yum! What a great giveaway -- and a tough choice. I think I'd go with Amy Butler, but I'd be just as happy with Prints Charming. I started blogging a little less than a year ago, and it's been great. Enjoy!

Sue Cahill said...

Oh, how pretty those bundles are.
I would pick the Prints Charming.

I am a young Grandma of 9 perfect grandkids. I have a very lovable, drooling Basset Hound who is a certified Therapy dog.

Thanks for the chance.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Nancy said...

What a tough decision both fabric bundles are lovely. But I think I would have to go with the Prints Charming. And something about me- I love to eat Oreos! A lot! So I can't buy them- only for special occasions. Thanks for the giveaway.

JJ said...

Amy Butler please! I am also new to quilting (in fact still trying to decide what to do for my first!)...

Bloom said...

Great giveaway Ange. You are very generous! I am from central New South Wales & unfortunately am yet to visit your beautiful state. It is definitely on our 'must see' list though. Really tough choice for the fabrics - I love them both. But if push came to shove, I would choose the Amy Butler. Have a great weekend.

Mindy said...

Hi, I'm a 40 something I love sewing and painting and many other creative pursuits. I'd love to win either of those fabrics, but I think the Amy Butler would be my favorite. I'm going to sign up as a follower so put me in twice! Thanks

Liz B. said...

What a very generous giveaway! I'd lean toward Amy Butler myself. You do lovely work, the tulle skirt birthday gift is perfect! Thanks for the chance at winning your giveaway.

Tasha said...

Oooh great giveaway!! I'm Tasha a mum of 4 in southern australia ;) I would love to give the prints charming fabric a new home ;)

Z Family said...

OOOO... Isnt Amy Butler divine?! I just love her stuff. THanks for the chance!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Prints Charming PLEASE... they are just down the road from me lol... I forgot what I was suppose to leave as a comment I got all excited... lol We're having a sewn give away too... hows that...

xo Steph

Naomi said...

Wow - cool! Count me in for the Amy Butler Fabrics! I'm Naomi from Country NSW

CJ said...

Ohhh tough choice on the fabrics! I think I would have to go with the Prints Charming. LOVE the feel of their fabric. I made my daughter a quilt with a line of their fabric. LOVE IT! Thank you for the chance.
I am having a giveaway too! Please visit.

CJ said...

I am a follower now! Come follow my blog (I have few followers too :D ) and join in my giveaway.

Candice said...

I love the Amy Butler prints, but would be more than happy with either! Thank you for this opportunity! Something about me- I lived in Italy for a year!

quilteddog said...

I love the prints charmings! Thanks for the chance!

wholebrain said...

Awesome! I adore the Prints Charming! They look perfect for a quilt I'm gathering fabric for. I'm pretty new to quilting so I'm doing little projects that will help me practice and get comfortable for a huge quilt endeavor. Since we just bought our first house I'm sewing almost all the curtains in the house and pillows and a table topper (or three) for our first ever dining room table. I don't have a blog myself but I've subscribed to your posts.

galaxie_bleu(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lotta said...

How do you expect me to choose between the two? Both of them are so lovely and i'love to have them both. But if I hev to choose I think I'd take prints charming. I alreday know what I'd make with it if I win, a new summer bag.
Lotta

[dene'] said...

Hello! I am NEW to sewing and love Amy Butler designs. I just had my 4th child and found a new OUTLET....SEWING!!! I am exciting to follow your blog and gain some sanity through this new creative journey. PLEASE PICK ME I need more fabric to get going.
deneschiefer@gmail.com

Peta said...

What a great (and generous) giveaway! Love the Amy Butler fabrics!! About me...I wish I lived in your state...all those yummy Tasmanian cherries!!

Hope you are lucky enough to win something too!

lilamaequilts said...

Hi Ange,
I am Natalie, and I am on my way to a civil war reenactment. We have a booth set up and are hosting a quilt show today! Fun stuff! I would love to try the prints charming fabric! Gorgeous! and, thanks for the generous giveaway!

Carol R. said...

Love your new blog! and I would love to find a Prints Charming waiting at my door. : )

Joyce said...

I love charm packs. Count me in!

klaudia said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway! It is such a hard choice as I love both but I think I'd go with Prints Charming..if I was so lucky that is. It's been nice to look round your blog and I will be back!! Good luck with your quilting!
I am from UK and am new to blogging about craftyness:)

pastrymama said...

Hi, I live in Southern California and I'm probably the oldest living, working pastry chef. I love the Prints Charming pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

Hi. I live in Wisconsin in the USA. I started teaching myself to sew last October. Thanks for the chance to win!

Grace said...

Hi.
I would take either of these wonderful fabric bundles.

I am from GA and craft when I can.

ikkinlala said...

I got up way too early this morning in order to go get firewood.

I'd love a chance to win the Amy Butler fabric, please.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for having a giveaway! i would love to be the happy winner of the Amy Butler fabrics

Sue said...

I love both sets, I'm not fussy :)
About me-well I have a lot of obsessions, fabric, mixed media, Twilight.
feel free to visit me and see what I am giving away.

roseread said...

I'm more of a knitter and garment sewer than a quilter. I've pieced a quilt top, it's been done for tow years. I just haven't gotten around to finishing it.
I can't wait for Sewn to go live.
bryghtrose at gmail dot com

Victoria M. said...

This is a wonderful give away. I love the Amy butler fabrics. I've been quilting for many years, over 30, and like you, start many more projects than I finish. I don't let the fact that I have a bunch of undone projects ever stop me from starting a new one however : )

Erin@1N3sew said...

sweet one!
this SEWN is really happening!
if you like batek prints try your luck on my giveaway!

vada0427 said...

Hi - found you through Sewn (can't wait for the Grand Opening!) I'm from Texas & love to sew - especially for my kids. I'm a huge Amy Butler fan, but I'm really digging those Prints Charmimg fabs! Thanks for doing this great give-away!

Karen G.

Louisa said...

Hi - I'm from Portland, OR and considering starting a blog after looking at all the fun. I'd prefer the Prints Charming bundle cause I've never heard of these fabrics. Thanks

amy said...

mmm, both of those packs are lovely! i think my favourite is the lower one, with the yummy bright pink, but really, they're both gorgeous!

something about me - my best friend in high school and i used to say that we were like crayola markers. she loved the basics, all the primary colours, and i loved the vibrants, all the jewel tones. it's still true! i love me some jewel tones!

thank you so much for the chance to win! oh, and i'm following you now too, i'm excited to see what you make!

chookie said...

hi ange, i'm from australia and rec eive so much inspiration from blogs. Lovvve the Amy butler range.Thanks for a chance to enter

sharon said...

I really, really, really want to win this one. Thanks for the chance.

momma rae said...

i would love to have that amy butler come and live with me! they are both gorgeous, though. thanks for the opportunity! and congratulations on your new bloggy undertaking!!

So Bella said...

I'd love either pack, but the Prints Charming would be my first choice as I haven't seen those prints before! Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

Nothing mundane about your blog. I have subscribed with Google Reader so I won't miss a post. I love both sets of fabric. But I think I would love to own the Amy Butler. Thanks.

Kerry said...

Gotta love fabric giveaways! I'm Kerry from Ontario - and congrats on starting up your blog. I only started a few months ago, but it is exciting to see how the quilting/sewing blog community surrounds you with love, and friendship! WELCOME! I'm also hosting a giveaway, so skip on over and check it out. Oh yes...I'd love the Amy Butler...I'm sure once you see my blog, you'll witness my growing obsession with her fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Kerry said...

Hi again,

Sorry...I'm now following you through Google Reader...geez I love that program.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I live on a lake in Minnesota and never would have believed what a difference living here has made on my live! The water, waves, wildlife and sound always make my day.
If I won, I would choose the Amy Butler group, but either one would be great.

Linda T said...

Count me in - what a wonderful prize!

Amanda said...

My name is Amanda and I am a newbie, and since I feel like I am at an AAA meeting, I am also an addict (to sewing, that is.) I would love to own the prints charming pack! Thanks so much for contributing, I can't wait to do my own giveaway when I get everything together!

Renee said...

Hi. new follower here. i'm new to the world of quilting - making them that is. I used to watch my grandfather make them.

I absolutely love the 2nd pack - the one with hot pink on the top. I'm a sucker for bright colors.

isabel f. said...

wow!!lovely giveaway!!
count me in, please :))
I'm from Portugal, and mother of two :))
Amy Butler prize, please!!
hugs Isabel

Kim said...

Lovely giveaway! I'd pick the first pack simply because I've got a thing for green at the present. Not sure why :-)

I'm a transplanted quilter in an area where there are no others -- at least that I've been able to find with my limited language skills. Just might have to turn all my new friends into quilters :-)

Digital Misfit said...

That Prints Charming pack would be wonderful to make a stacked coin quilt with!
I am new to quilting, but that is one pattern that I am drawn to (and I may be able to pull off!).

heidig@gmail.com

BKelly said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I would be happy to give the Prints Charming a new home.

BKelly said...

Ohh, and I did become a follower of the blog. That's the great thing about the SEWN giveaways, it lets me find all these great blogs to follow.

Megan said...

Oooooo - I'd vote for Amy Butler - I love her fabrics (but Prints Charming are pretty gorgeous too). I live in Sydney, Australia and have a blog and an online shop - love the world of fabric!

Bec Clarke said...

I hope I am not too late to enter...
Thanks for the giveaway.
I would be happy with either I have trouble with choosing, that is the worst thing about me.

Dee said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Mel G said...

Thank you for the chance to win, I'd love the Prints Charming stack! Hmmm.... a little bit about me, I have 3 kids under the age of 5 and I barely have time to sew, but I can dream right? hehe

hcotten said...

I would love the Amy Butler fabrics! I am currently sewing a lot of clothes for my little girls, but have also gotten the quilting bug.

For the Keeper at Home said...

I am MrsB, "mama" to 3 fuzzy babes...including one who needs a new blanket!
And the Amy Butler fabric woudl be PERFECT!
Thank you!
Mrs B

Ylime said...

HI,

I'm Emily from Portland, OR and I'd love to win the second set. Thanks!

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Amy Butler is a new fave for me. Would love to win some of her fabrics. BTW, I like your blog - not mundane at all!

aSprinkling said...

I think those Prints Charming fabrics would be a great addition to my sad little stash!

danielle said...

wow- i just couldnt choose! they are all so lovely!! i would lvoe to own one of these packs, so please count me in : ) i guess if i have to choose...hhhmmm, maybe prints charming???

boyjonjon said...

Ooo I hope it is not to late to enter in your giveaway. I am loving the Amy Butler range but the Prince Charming range is cute too.

Christy said...

Such beautiful fabrics! I think the second one is my favorite.

I'm signing up to be a follower too.

About me? I've been quilting for more than 10 years but only recently started to learn to quilt by machine.