Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party!!!.......and GIVEAWAY

I am so excited and thrilled to be part of the "Grow Your Blog" with Vicki from 2 Bags Full as our gracious host!

Here is a little introduction to my blog and to me....Vicki!

When did you start your blog?

 Back in February of 2013, I had never seen a blog, and really didn't understand what blogging was all about.  I was encouraged by my good friends Deborah - Simply Miss Luella , Cindy - Live A Colorful Life and a few others, to consider creating a blog of my own.  So, I set out on this adventure with a lot of trial and error, and here I am today!  My first post was on April 11, 2013.  My first few posts didn't even have photos - I didn't know how to download them from my camera.  I think I have done pretty well using the "point, click, and hope that the whole thing doesn't disappear" method!

What are you working on now?


Most all of my sewing is for charity and this is no exception!  It is a wall hanging for MDS.  You can read more about it in my tab at the top of my page.

Where do you get all the beautiful fabrics you use in your quilts?


Donations from wonderful people like you!  This is just a small sample of the fabrics we get in.

Who comes up with the patterns and pairings?

 I do!  Sometimes kits, UFO's or BOM's come in so they are already together, but the rest of the time, I sit and either design my own pattern or draw from my collection of patterns for ideas.  In the above picture, the bottom shelf is full of bundles that are ready to be cut and sewn into quilt tops.

What do you mean quilt tops?


This quilt was made with donated antique 'flower pot' squares.  I make the tops, and the gals at North Fresno Quilters do the small stitch quilting, tying, prairie stitching or they are sent out for long arm quilting.  This particular quilt was small stitch quilted!


This beauty went out to the long arm quilter.


This one is being tied.  When they are quilted in the manner selected, they come back to me for binding!

I thought that you quilted your own quilts?


It was just this last summer that I started doing machine quilting.  I am learning more and more all the time.  Having my new machine has made it a whole lot easier!

What kind of machine do you use for quilting?


It is an Elna eXcellence 720.  I just got this machine in September, and I couldn't be happier!  I feel so blessed.

I'm understanding a little more about what you do, but why "making lemonade out of lemons"?

Our fabrics come in bits and pieces.  Some of them are more like lemons....not really sweet. I take them, match them up and make something really pleasing and appealing out of them...lemonade!  When choosing my blog name, I had to include that fact somewhere in the header.  It is our motto at NFQ!

Thank you so very much for stopping by to see what A Quilter's Mission is all about!  I hope that you visit more of the blogs involved with this great party.  If you look over to the right, you will see the "Grow Your Blog" button,  Make sure to leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.
quiltersmission@gmail.com

There is also a GIVEAWAY with this great blog hop!


I think that if you have made it this far, you deserve a chance to win a pouch of your own.  Now, you must let me know what color you'd like your pouch to be somewhere in your comment!  This giveaway is open to everyone, and the winner will be announced on February 15, 9am (pacific time).  Good luck!

Linking to Anything Goes Monday with Marilez at Stitch by Stitch.

ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED!! 


144 comments:

jan said...

Hi Vicki!
Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I have enjoyed being a follower on your blog this year. I have loved getting to know you and enjoy all your projects!
xo jan

Sarah Lizzie said...

'Twas a stroke of serendipity to have found your li'l blog, Vicki!! 'Tis a treasure you are, stitching your beautiful quilts; making lemonade from lemons and sharing your sweetness to those less fortunate!!

Coser Tejer Crear said...

Hi Vicki! I've been following your blog and it's so refreshing! Congrats on your 1st year (almost). I love linen and bright rainbowy colors. But anything made with love is enought for me!

Patchwork and Play said...

I feel very fortunate to have found your blog Vicki. You are an inspiration! I would love a blue or purple ( my new favourite colour!) pouch if I was lucky enough to win!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful mission you have - one that allows you and others to spread some love around! I love the quilts you showed, especially the flower pots. :) And red is my favorite color (today). blessings, marlene

Donna Heber said...

Hi Vicki,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. Your quilts are gorgeous - you are very talented! There are quite a few quilters in this party. Thank you for the opportunity to win a beautiful pouch (pink is my color). I plan to look around a little more and then make my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

Wendy said...

what a fabulous thing you do making quilts for charity, good on you! The quilts are just beautiful

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Hi Vicki! As you know, I love to see the amazing work you do! Quilts, bags, etc.! But mostly I am impressed with your motivation and good works!!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

What wonderful work you are doing and how blessed are the recipients! I love anything orange or green.

Diane E W said...

So good to meet you Vicki. Found you on Grow My Blog. Wonder things you and your group make and donate. I follow now so will keep up with what you are doing.
Wonder giveaway, I love the pouch. I like dark colors, black, white, grey with a pop of red. Nice to meet you.

Marit Johanne said...

I am visiting from the Grow your blog party and have enjoyed reading about what you do. You are really doing a wonderful mission! If I would be lucky to win I like any colors, except from pink :)
Greetings from Marit Johanne in Norway

Sowing Stitches said...

Lemonade...I do like the comparison!
May 2014 be the year of bountiful fabrics!

CYNTHIA CRANE said...

Oh, my! Your blog makes me want to start quilting again! Everything I see here is so lovely and I'll be sure to join your blog so I can keep coming back. Thank goodness for the GROW YOUR BLOG party for directing me here! I hope you'll visit my blog, too, and enter to win my OWL ART GIVEAWAY - Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

averyclaire.org said...

Beautiful Quilting! Nice blog. and nice to meet you on Grow your blog day! I am also a quilter among many other things.

Carol said...

Beautiful quilts and other projects! I enjoyed reading your post and visiting your blog today!

Sandy Campbell said...

Wow!! You have a fantastic blog, and I will say your doing great for a new blogger! Very engaging! Your quilts are stunning! Love your sewing machine too. I hope to quilt one day, I am in the gathering fabrics mode. I crochet and knit. Visit me too, when you get the chance, I am also a new join to your blog! Sandy www.sanderellascrochet.wordpress.com

cmoh said...

It is so nice to meet you. Your quilts and fabrics are gorgeous. Your machine is intimidating, I have a little one and it scares me.

MooseStashQuilting said...

Gorgeous quilts. I do love the brown one that shows so much dimension! What a fabulous job you do!

Joy said...

Your blog is very readable, I'm sure you will have a large following very quickly. The hearts on the pouch are so plump and romantic. I love it. I love cream and neutrals with a touch of red to convey a romantic feeling. Thank you for all the work you do for charity.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Hi Vicki! We already enjoy being GFC followers and I have ya on my blogroll...but enjoyed learning a bit more about ya through today's post. Have fun with the event! :)

Valerie Reynolds said...

Hi Vicki! We already enjoy being GFC followers and I have ya on my blogroll...but enjoyed learning a bit more about ya through today's post. Have fun with the event! :)

Betty W said...

I love your blog and the party. I am one of your newest followers on bloglovin. I am also new at quilting too. Love your sewing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your work is beautiful. I'm so glad to have happened upon your blog through this fabulous party.
What a sweet pouch :)
Thank you for the chance.

Erika Schindler said...

Your quilts for charity are absolutely amazing. I am glad to have found you through this blog party and will be back whenever I can to come and learn from you. I am still a beginning quilter and have much to learn. Thanks for sharing your world with us.

Have a lovely weekend!

toniaconner said...

I thoroughly enjoy my first visit. All work is beautiful. I love the fact that you all do it for someone else's good. And I like the pink purse just as it is. May God bless the work your doing. I'll be back to get more information later.

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

Hello I 'm very happy, and nice to meet you!! .... your blog is very nice! I'm following now, happy Grow your blog!!

Marsha Cooper said...

So nice to meet you.
I was taught to hand tie in our sewing club at church and it's still my choice.
I don't do well with machine quilting, but do want to try my hand at hand quilting.

What a cute bag! My favorite color is yellow.

Catherine said...

I loved your blog today on the 2014 GYB party. Great photos of your work and I'll be following you from now on. I've just started machine quilting and blogging too so need all the support if you have the time.

September Violets said...

Hello Vicki! I've been looking back further at all your wonderful quilting projects ... I guess the fact that I've wanted to see more posts is a good reason to follow along ;) Have fun at the party today! Wendy x

KatieQ said...

I love your philosophy of making lemonade out of lemons. Like you, most of the quilts I make are donated to charities. Some of the fabrics that are donated are not what I would choose to work with, but they always find a home in a quilt.

Sherry said...

Great projects, I'll be stopping by often to see the latest

Dawn Jones said...

What a cute bag, I like the pink it's already in.

Lorna McMahon said...

It is so nice to meet you (again!) Vicki. And to see your Elna, too! I love the pouch you made me and it is in my favourite colour combo! Sew Thank YOU!

barbara woods said...

like your blog, red is good , following

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello Diana,

Nice to meet you.:)
I would like to take part in your giveaway.Lovely presents.:)
petitearmoire2@gmail.com

Greetings.
Bernadett

I would like it brown ,if I win.

marie posten said...

Hey everyone, this is my mommy's blog! Isn't it great? I am so proud of her and blessed that she can be such an inspiration to me and other people. I'm loving that pouch at the end of the post! I'm not going to try to win that prize but I will see if she will teach me to make a pouch of my own!

liniecat said...

Stunning work and how lovely to think your heart and soul stitches are sent out to help others too.
I wish you every continued success : )
Lyn

barb said...

i found your blog on the grow your blog list. i love all of your projects and am a new follower via bloglovin. i have quilted for over forty years. all my quilts are hand pieced and hand quilted and donated to charity. i am low income so i enter contest to win fabric and some wonderful bloggers have sent me scraps, blocks, etc and i use each and every one. keep up the good work! babscorbitt@gmail.com

macmillanmarie said...

Good to meet you! I admire your work and will definitely stop by again.

secondhandroses said...

You have a lovely blog and mission! My mother is a quilter and was lamenting that she has made quilts for everyone she knows. I'm going to pass on your idea of quilting for charity--I'm sure she would love it!

Good luck with your quilting and the Grow you blog party.

Deb

Magaly Guerrero said...

I really love the idea of a quilter with a mission. It sounds dangerously interesting! It's nice to meet you. Here via GYB. ;-)

Bird said...

Hello Vicki, I'm here from Vicki's grow your blog party. It's incredibly huge, isn't it? I think your quilt work is amazing. I love quilts and have done a couple very, very simple ones. Yours are works of art. The quilter with a mission and the support you give MDS is wonderful. It is such a great way of giving. I'm very happy to have met you through this party. Blessings, Bird http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful quilts and a beautiful mission. Thanks for sharing on the GYB hop. Now that I have found you, I am looking forward to seeing more of your quilting goodness ... :) Pat

Kathy H said...

Great quilts and such a cute pouch. My favorite color is red but I mostly sew with blues. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Tazzy said...

Oh my! What lovely quilts! I found you from the Grow Your Blog and have enjoyed poking around your blog. It's fascinating to see everything that goes into your hand made items.

I'd love to be part of your giveaway, and if I won, I'd like blue please.

http://ladynero815.blogger.com

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Hi Vicki. I hope you are successful in increasing your blog followers with this party. I'm looking for a few new followers too!
I quilt and give a lot of quilt to charities, plus I love to share my quilting skills so others can do the same.
Best wishes.
Marsha
http://quilterinmotion.net

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love your thoughts on making Lemonade! The heart pouch is very cute. Looking forward to visiting with you soon.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

You have done amazing work and are definitely making lemonade out of lemons. Visiting with GYB, thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Your quilts are very pretty.

Kelly Williams said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog and I think you have done a wonderful job for a semi new blogger. Your quilts are beautiful. As for colors, anything that you choose would be fine with me. Thanks for the chance.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

WHOOP WHOOP!! i have to find out what that is all about? i am giggling now. too cute. ( :

hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party.

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Vicki. It was great reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful quilts you had on there. I like the fact that you are making them for charity. I like to make baby quilts and donate them to our local hospital and the places that sew for the needy. We have several in my county that make all kinds of things for people in need. Thank you for what you do.
I love the pink pouch you have already made. Thanks for the chance to win it.

2Turtle Doves Designs said...

Nice work!

I really like the Flower Pot Quilt :-)

~Val

Nesta Sangermano said...

Great to read you again! Brilliant post too! Love your pink pouch.

Deborah said...

I found your blog on the Grow Your Blog Party. What a cool thing you do with quilts! My favourite colour is blue so the cute little bag would look great in that colour :)

Deborah said...

I found your blog on the Grow Your Blog Party. What a cool thing you do with quilts! My favourite colour is blue so the cute little bag would look great in that colour :)

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

You are definitely making some sweet lemonade with all those projects! :-) I'm visiting today from GYB & loving all that you do. If I had a pouch, it would be some shade of blue. Great job!

http://www.busyneedle.ch

Wendy Welsh said...

Your sewing look lovely. If I win I'd like a purple pouch please. Thanks.

Beth Laverty said...

I am so happy to have found your blog during the blog party. I have quilted off and on for about 40 years. I enjoyed see all of your work today. And thanks for being so generous with your work.
I would love to have you visit me at my blog, Conversations from My House ( agardenersart.blogspot.com )

Kathy E. said...

I love your blog and your beautiful quilts. I hope to make something almost as lovely someday. Mine would be shades of PURPLE, for sure.

Cath said...

I just love the first quilt shown on your blog (red and aqua) I also think it is a wonderful thing to do so much for those in need, well done you! The little pouch is very cute in its original colour way.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Vicki H said...

Nice to meet another Vicki. Your charity quilts are beautiful. It's nice you have other to help you too. I think reds are nice.

Mom E. said...

Nice to meet you at your blog,
please d not entrer me in the giveaway, thought it is a beautiful bag. Just love your "quilts" and how you put things together. What a group effort, and I admire that you are the "binder". The binding is the easiest part of the quillt but the hardest part for me to finish, so I am impressed!
be back again!
hugs,
Betsy

Maddy said...

Please do not enter me in you give away... but l was amazed at the work you do. will now be back to see what else you produce. How wonderful!

DeAnna S said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful quilts and ideas. The work you do is very inspirational. I think I would like neutrals and blues for the pouch. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Jackie said...

Love your quilts, I used to quilt but scrapbooking took over, now it is scrapping and cooking and travelling! Can't wait to see what you make next! I followed you and am leaving a comment, I love your little bag just the way it is, in case I get picked! Check my blog and you can be a winner too!! Happy blog party!!!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am also just getting started quilting my own on a regular machine. Follow by Bloglovin. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

lynn cockrell said...

Hello, Vicki!

Thanks to Vicki's Grow Your Blog party, I have been introduced to you and your wonderful talents. Your quilts are beautiful and you are so generous.

I would be very pleased with any creation of yours, no matter what the color.

Though I have not decided what I will be giving away, I will also be giving away something to one reader who leaves a comment on my blog. I hope you will be dropping by to check out my humble blog when you are able to do so.

Have a beautiful Sunday tomorrow!

Dolores Fegan said...

Hi Vicki,
Loved looking at al the charity work! Wonderful job learning all about blogging so quickly. I will be following you on bloglovin.
I absolutely adore the fabric you used for the hearts on your bag. I like teal, but any color would be wonderful. Be sure and stop by for a chance at my fabulous fifty giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

I will enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. I really like black and white.

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from Yukon! I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do. I love colors of autumn.
Evalina, This and that...

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear Vicki
and welcome to the GYB Party hosted by our wonderful Vicki whom I represent here as a volunteer as Vicki would find it almost impossible to get around the 500 blogs immediately.
Your blog is so inspirational, being a crazy quilter myself, in the fact that you create these magnificent quilts for charity. Bless your heart!

Your photography is magnificent in explaining your techniques.

I wish you lots of fun during this party and hope you meet some lovely like minded friends with whom you can share your wonderful work.

All the very best with your blog!
Suzy

Suze said...

Great mission work! I became a follower. You have made some beautiful quilts. I look forward to following you in the future. You are a very generous person. A pouch in any color would be wonderful. (Blue is my favorite color.)

Beth Strand said...

Pink! I love pink! lol (And neither of my daughters do!) Thanks for hosting. I enjoyed my visit! pbstrand@msn.com

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I have always admired what you do Vicki! Hope you have a great time growing your blog!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I have always admired what you do Vicki! Hope you have a great time growing your blog!

Stephanie said...

Loving all the lemonade you have made ;-) I love aqua and/or red.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Good to meet your. Love your interview :-) My favorite color is blue, and I like red too.

Silly Goose said...

I'm visiting through the GYB party - so nice to meet you and read your blog. You make lovely quilts!

Suzie sillygoosequilts.blogspot.com

judith said...

Great Lemonade Stand! Green, will be back.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous quilts :) It's wonderful that you donate so much of your time.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Hi, I'm visiting from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice blog. Lovely giveaway. I like bright colours.

Sharmayne said...

Very talented and what a great mission! I love the little pouch in the colours you have in the pic, but I also love the colours of purple and green, but really, I think I would just be blessed to be choses!
Hugs Sharm in north East Vic, Australia

Sandy Campbell said...

Hi Vicki,
I went into the system, and reverted to blogger and out of G+ that is the problem! Thanks, Sandy

Busy Lizzie said...

Beautiful blog and work :)

Connie Cain said...

I love the color green! What a sweet little pouch!
craftyccain@gmail.com

Melody said...

Lovely to have found your blog. I really admire your quilts. I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I love pink and red. Hugs Melody in Melbourne

Sara said...

Nice to meet you and your beautiful blog!
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I hope you are enjoying GYB party.

Sara said...

Nice to meet you and your beautiful blog!
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I hope you are enjoying GYB party.

Amy said...

"Sew" nice to meet you. You do just beautiful work. I can't wait to see what you create through the year.
Amy
~Sew Incredibly Crazy~

nicolesender said...

Enjoying your blog. Lovely quilts! The recipients of your quilts are so lucky. I really have no preference as to the color of the pouch.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Hi Vicki, so pleased to have found you. Your quilts are beautiful. I've not attempted quilting myself yet - it's on the to do list! I will chose blue if I'm the lucky winner.

RedSetter said...

Hi Vicki, what a lovely blog and such beautiful quilts. Also love your Elna sewing machine. I just got into machine sewing and though I learned on an Elna my budget only extended to a little Toyota.
Looking forward to returning and following you.
Love and best
RedSetter
http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/ - my crafting adventures
http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/ - tales/tails of my two cats

Christine said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I love teal's and aquas

Kay said...

How lovely to catch up with today on the blog party. The work you do is wonderful and so inspiring. Thank you for a sweet giveaway too, my favourite colours at the moment are red and pink.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Hi Vicki, I'm visiting via Vicki's GYBP and yours if the best organized, laid out post I've seen yet. I'm also one of Vicki's helpers so will visit dang near every blog before it's finished. Your first post on 4/11/13 was my birthday, now there's a tot of trivia for you. Favorite color green...just in case.

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Great blog. Blue is my favourite colour

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Hi Vicki and after I get done drooling over your quilts and fabric stash I'm gonna be a follower.
If I was lucky enough to win one of your beautiful pouches I'd love a red one.
Donna

Jan Baker said...

I am so impressed with all you have accomplished. I know that is not why you do it but it encourages the rest of us to do more.

Jo said...

I have really enjoyed looking around your blog,the work you do is wonderful. As to color I really like bright colors hot pink lime green things like that. Keep up the good work

Cathy's Chatter said...

I found this grow your blog the other day and decided to visit. I am now a follower as I like what you are doing. As for my favorite color: whatever you have the most of is my favorite!

SUGAR MOON said...

I too am a quilter. I hand quilt with a group of ladies on Tuesdays. I enjoyed my visit and will be back to view your blog in more detail. As for me if I was the winner of the bag I would like purple where the pink is. Thanks, sugarmoon56.blogspot.com

Tisha Dolton said...

Red & turquoise are my favorite colors, so I love your 1st piece. Lovely that your quilts so to charity. Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.

aprilsongstress

Jen Ham said...

Your quilts are just gorgeous! I look forward to following your creations and life's adventures! xoxo Jen

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wonderful quilts...I am part of the grow your blog too. I especially like that brown one that u sent out...beautiful. I too am learning to machine quilt

Patty Antle said...

Oh how beautiful. I love pink or cream.

Kim said...

Love your quilts and the wonderful work you're doing. Visiting from GYB.

RobinSue said...

You do an amazing job of finishing what others have started, discarded and, and have just given up on. Just cut my fabric for the weekend bag you sent me the directions for. Mine will never be as cute as yours. Keep up your great work!

LJRandolph said...

Like your blog. Blue is my color.

Shannon Meyer said...

What a nice blog and I love that you do your quits for charity. I mostly cross stitch, but also do a bit of it for a charity. It's so nice to be able to be able to do something (for me it's something small) to bring a bit of joy to someone in need. I will be following your blog. And as for a color, well, I like all colors:)

Judy said...

Nice to meet you. Right now I am loving blues and browns. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Judy in Colorado
judy@atticraggedys.com

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You are doing a wonderful thing by quilting for charity. Good for you! I love quilts but never learned to sew properly and don't have the patience for it now. Deborah is one of my blogging buddies. :) Wishing you all the best, Tammy (P.S. I love just about every color, especially blue and maroon and green)

Stephanie said...

Wow, what beautiful creations! I found your charming blog via the 'Grow Your Blog' event. Your projects are simply stunning! I look forward to seeing more of what you make and am very happy to "meet" you :) Have a blessed Monday!

Paula Hughes said...

It has been great following you and seeing your beautiful quilts!

Peg said...

Hi Vicki, I've been a follower for quite some time now but am popping in with the GYB blog party. I love your blog and enjoy seeing what you make.

Should I be the lucky one to win your give away I love the pink please :)

Peg x

Sarah and Dan said...

Lovely quilting! My color choice would be red.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Beautiful quilts! I just got a new machine and am working on machine quilting myself. I am hoping practice will help!
I can never pick a favorite color so a colorful pouch with lots of different colors would be my favorite!

Renee said...

I love your blog! Your quilts are gorgeous and it is so sweet that they are for charities.

Your pouch is darling. I love the one pictured. Pinks and blues are my current favorites, but I also love greens and browns or reds with black and/or white.

I look forward to strolling through more of your blog!

Eugenia Maru said...

Lindos tus edredones, y el bolso del concurso también.
Siempre he querido aprender, algún día será.
Saludos desde Chile
http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com

Michal Woodruff said...

I love the way the bow ties are laid out on the purple and green quilt. It makes it look like a wreath. It's all lovely. Thank you for sharing. happy quilting!

Elise Lea said...

WOW such beautiful work and for Charity no less! You do a great job and give quilters a good name! Keep up the great work.

I wish you nothing but blessings in the years to come!

Elise @ http://loveleadesigns.blogspot.com/

Shauna said...

I am in awe of your work, simply beautiful. I love purples, but to be honest I'm not picky, I love all colors.

Erica said...

I am finally making it over here from the Grow Your Blog party. I sure enjoy the projects and I think your mission is such a good one. The finished quilts will bless so many others. Thank you for sharing!

Tina said...

Hi Vicki, I am visiting from Germany witht he GYB party. I like your blog, so fresh and so much information. I am a knitter/crocheter but if I will start quilting I do know where to go for tutorials and tips and inspiration! Following you via my feedreader bloglovin. Oh and thanks for the beautiful givaway, should I be drawn I would like anything not pink/purple. Maybe blue or beige, or yellow if you had something similar to your blog background which I love ;-)
Tina

Trepmom said...

Hi Vicki, you've been blogging almost as long as I've been quilting! I'm glad I found you; I've enjoyed being your quilting friend. Love your quilts and your mission. My favorite colors are greens - almost any shade. I like that heart bag too!

Ruby Mole said...

Just stopping by to quickly say a friendly "hello" from the UK via GYBP.

Your quilting is just so beautiful. Fab giveaway. I'm quite partial to purple but really any colour would be fantastic :)

Do please visit my blog http://www.moleymakes.co.uk if you have time. I'm also having a giveaway. Happy blog hopping :)

dcargill said...

Vicki, can't wait to keep up with your blog. I am contemplating starting my own.
My favorite color is teal but if I won - I wouldn't care what color.

Vickie said...

Your quilts are lovely, so magical! Learning to make quilt tops is on my list of things to learn, when time permits! I had to learn to quilt so I could finish one of my mother's quilts that she left unfinished. It has been quite an experience.
If I should win your give away, I would love something in pink or turquoise, maybe a combination of both?
Following your blog with interest.
Vickie

Gina said...

Vicki, it's nice to meet you. I am visiting from the GYB hop! You have a very lovely blog. I am following via GFC and look forward to reading more of your post! Thanks for the giveaway. I like purple/lavender!

Carol D. said...

Visiting from the GYB! Love your quilting projects. I like red and hot pink.

Mara said...

What a great cause I am also in a GROUP where we make quilts for charity. I love the heart fabric you used in your pouch, and I love and adore all colors, thanks for giving away something homemade.

jackie vernon said...

I just found your blog and signed up to follow by email. I would love to win a pouch in purple. Thanks, Jackie

WhoMom said...

Wonderful walk through your process with quilts! Having made some Project Linus quilts I appreciate what you do. The Grow Your Blog hop has been wonderful, never had any idea there were so many different blogs out there and am enjoying the 'explore'. Your pouch is adorable and perfect in the colors shown.

Gill said...

Hi Vicki
Great to meet you - I'm visiting from England!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous quilts!
I love red!!

Lija Broka said...

I must admit I did not understand half the post (the technicalities about quilting ... longarm etc). Then again my quilting experience stopped at the age of 11 when I was forced to do hexagons at school. The quilts look gorgeous though ... I like the ripple effect of machined circles juxtaposed to the squares in the first one. And I love the brown one ... the geometrics and the subtle change in tone is great.

I'd love to be included in your giveaway. You pouch looks sweet. My favourite colours are purple (the dirty burgundy shade), and all sorts of earthy browns and greens (natural). I am having a giveaway too (on my party post) but haven't told anyone of what yet.

Have a great party!

Lija
http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.com/

Kaisievic said...

Hi Vicki, I am here from the GYB party and I must say I love your blog. You are doing brilliantly with it. Please count me in your giveaway and my favourite colour is purple or pink and green together. If you haven't already through the party, please visit me at http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

hugs, Kaye

Arianna M. said...

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You have a great blog, and I love how you make your quilts for charity. My favourite colour is green :).

annmarie said...

Great blog - thanks for all your charity work.

Kristen King said...

I am visiting you via the Grow Your Blog Hop and am now your newest follower with Bloglovin. If you get a chance, please visit me at http://meadowbrook-Kristen.blogspot.com/. Happy Stitching!!

Gillie said...

Visiting from GYB - what a smashing blog, all those quilts, will have to come back for a longer visit! I would love to be included in the giveaway, thank you!

Diana Petrillo said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me via the GYBP :) Your quilts and other projects are lovely! Blessings, Diana

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Vicki, your blog is amazing! I would never have pegged you as a "newbie" (then again, I'm fairly new as well... 18 months). Though I don't quilt much anymore, seeing all your sweet projects and unbelievably organized work area makes me want to sew more *TeeHee* Donating is a gift we give to ourselves as well as others... I wouldn't have it any other way :) GFC follower #100 from Canada :)

Dawn Castrova said...

Wow I love my visit. Didn't realize that there is so much going on in cyber world. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio. Your my 584 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.
Oh thanks for letting me enter your give away. Brown ...but really just happy to have had a chance to make and have new followers.

Birgit said...

Hi Vicki,

I definitely learned a lot about quilting thanks to your fabulous post -- thank you!

Thanks also for the chance to win a pouch. If I could choose the color, I would go for lilac or violet. :)

Oh, and -- I really like the background of your blog. All those lemons!

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

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