Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Hello and Welcome to Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day!!
If you're new here and found me through the giveaway registry at Sew Mama Sew - Welcome Aboard! 

I'm a 50 something gramma who loves to sew, applique (with cotton and wool), and free motion quilt!  

I live in the Finger Lakes Region of NY, USA and I just love Songbirds!!
 I recently created "Redbird Quilt Co."
a design, instruction and free motion quilting adventure.

On the blog you'll find * free patterns and tutorials * along with ramblings about sewing and applique, favorite threads and tools, and other quilting musings.

Every now and again I'll share a new quilt pattern on the blog - available for purchase on the Redbird Quilt Co. web site or my Craftsy store.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Here is a sampling of my designs that are all *free tutorials or patterns*:
(Click images to visit the tutorial/pattern)

Redbird and Berries Mini Quilt on the Moda Bake Shop:

 

Family Tree - Quilted Envelope Pillow on the Moda Bake Shop:

Family Tree

 

Redbird Christmas - Quilted Envelope Pillow:


Teardrops of Love - a needle turn applique tutorial:

 

Computer Printed Quilt Label Tutorial:


Bouquet Memories Wall Hanging on the Bear Creek Quilting Company's Blog:


Little Wool Blue Bird tutorial - including links to the Beginner Wool Applique Series:


For the Sew Mama Sew giveaway I want to share a copy of my latest pattern - "Spring Basket".


Spring basket is an 11" x 16" mini quilt made with Wool pieces stitched to a Cotton background.

The pattern is perfect for a beginner.  It includes all of the templates and instruction required to complete the project.

If you've never worked with wool, you will LOVE it -- you don't need to turn the edges of wool under -- once woven wool is washed and dried the edges won't fray when cut.

You can read more about Spring Basket on my blog post by clicking here.

You can see a review of Spring Basket on Carrie's blog  by clicking here.

I will be giving away one Spring Basket pattern on this blog post and another Spring Basket pattern on a Facebook Giveaway. (Be sure to jump over to my Facebook page and follow the directions on the giveaway post to be eligible for that giveaway).

A winner in the domestic USA will have their choice of a Printed or PDF version of Spring Basket.  If the winner resides Internationally, I will e-mail a PDF version to them.

To claim your chances to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below.

If you don't have a Facebook account -- no worries - simply enter your name and email address instead.   International entries are welcome!!    

The Raffelcopter will give you one mandatory (blog comment) and several optional ways to win -- try it out! 

If the Raffelcopter widget doesn't load right away, refresh your screen and give it a minute -- sometimes it's fussy!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


After using the Rafflecopter to enter my giveaway, jump back to Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway posts (Fabric & Patterns & Supplies click here  &  Handmade Items click here) and enter all the fabulous giveaways!!

The winner will be chosen on May 16th at 9pm EST and will be notified via email.   Best of luck everyone !

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

85 comments:

  1. I love your patterns! so lovely. I am from Southern California. Lived here all my life.

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  2. I am a native Southern Californian who moved to the Pacific Northwest ten years ago; I now live in Clatskanie, OR.

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  3. I am a Kiwi (from New Zealand) and I reside in Maungatapere, which is at the top of the North Island. I was introduced to your patterns by a friend and I love them.

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  4. I have admired your patterns for awhile. I do mostly machine piecing, but love applique and have a few pieces of wool and have been wanting to give this a try. I want to get your cardinal pattern so much because my husband is from St. Louis and a cardinal fan. I think that would look pretty in our house. Have a fun give away week.

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  5. Thanks for a great giveaway! I'd love to do something with wool - just have never given it a try!

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  6. I am from spring hill, florida

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  7. I love your patterns, I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota

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  8. I love your patterns, although I am allergic to wool I try to recreate your lovely designs in cotton and/or polyester type felt...

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  9. Hi I am in Montana, where spring is snowy...

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  10. I love your creative patterns...Thanks for the freebies!! I would love to win the beautiful pattern. I really enjoy working with wool.
    jeanieheath@charter.net

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  11. We live in a small town near the Georgia/South Carolina border. We're on the Georgia side of the lake:)

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  12. I live Cleveland, a small town in northeast Georgia that is the home of Cabbage Patch Kids and Babyland General.

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  13. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. I am a true fan and working on two of your projects now. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  14. I am from the Cincinnati Ohio area.

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  15. The pattern is so pretty. I use to live in S. Florida But now live in SC. It is so pretty here where I live but I use to be by the ocean and now I have mountains instead. One amazing view to another.

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  16. I live in New Hampshire. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. I live in Pennsylvania. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  18. I live in Haysville, Kansas but am originally from Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

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  19. so many patterns you have shared today, looks like little quilting will get done as I will be busy checking all these out, I live in Leeds in UK

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  20. I'm in Texas. :) coralbunnyandlo [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. Oooo...I've always wanted to work in wool!

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  22. I'm originally from Oregon, but I now live in Lakewood, Washington (south of Seattle).

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  23. I'm living in Tasmania, Australia

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  24. Hi, just found the blog. I am from Massachusetts
    Sue . Quilts at verizon . Net

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  25. Hi I'm fifty something too and I love songbirds and quilting as well. love your little wool projects

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  26. Very sweet pattern. I am from Switzerland.

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  27. I'm from Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. I have been looking forward to a wool project and just love all of the above projects. Wish me luck!

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  29. I am from northeast Colorado, but have lived here in northeast Washington for 30 years. The Spokane area is beautiful, and I am glad to call it home.

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  30. I am from Virginia, near the mountians

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  31. Hi Karen, I live in Warrensburg, Missouri and I always say we live as close to the middle of the USA as you can get. We are the hub. We live on our little 7 acres and raise chickens, quail, guineas, rabbits and bees. We also have our own orchard with apple, peach, pear, plums and cherries. We also have a berry orchard with blackberries and raspberries. We have 3 gardens and several raised beds, two absolutely loaded with strawberries. Mr. Gwin plants and maintains and I do the preserving and canning.

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  32. Love your patterns. I'm currently working on a needle-turn redbird and would love to try spring baskets. Thanks so much for sharing

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  33. Hello from Nova Scotia , I have been following you for quite a while and love your patterns . Thanks for the chance to win .

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  34. I am from Arkansas USA and love your patterns

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  35. Love your songbirds! I'm a west coast bird lover and have enjoyed a couple of creations (eye candy, haven't tried with my hands) shared through Moda and Bear Creek. I'd love the chance to actually play with a pattern too. Thanks for sharing your lovely birdies!

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  36. Thanks for the fun giveaway--greetings from soggy MN!

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  37. What a lovely pattern. I've been wanting to try wool applique and this would be the perfect pattern for it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. LOOKS FUN! I'm from Eugene OR

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  39. I live in Northern IL. I've never done anything with wool at all. I know in quilt shops I seem to be drawn to those types of quilts first too which I find funny since I've never done anything yet. This is really pretty.

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  40. Salt Rock, WV. No wool work but your work is beautiful! It would be fun to try!

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  41. Love your work and your blog. Thank you for this chance to win. I would love to do this pattern.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  42. I live in KY. I love your work!

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  43. I live in Southern California. I absolutely love your applique!

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  44. Hello Karen! I am from eastern North Carolina and today it is sunny and 96 degrees. I love your designs!

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  45. I'm living in Mexico but from Scotland.

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  46. Hi Sarah I'm English but live in NC

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  47. Love your blog and patterns. Wisconsin is where I hail from.

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  48. Howdy from Arizona! sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  49. Aloha from Northern Virginia.. Triangle, VA..

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  50. Amazing designs. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. I love working with wool and have admired your patterns. I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!

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  52. I'm on the central coast of California. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Canbyland, Oregon
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway

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  54. I'm from Scappoose, Oregon--adorable patterns!

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  55. I live in Cloncurry, an outback town in Queensland Australia. thank you for the chance to win.

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  56. I am from Springfield, Missouri

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  57. I live in Auburn, Alabama!!! Love your birds...

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  58. I am from West Plains, MO. USA
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  59. Am from Lincoln, Nebraska, and really admire your applique work.

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  60. I'm from Grand Forks, nd, and you have some awesome patterns. I really like them.

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  61. I'm from Dayton, Ohio. I'm glad the snow is Gone! I love your pattern, and I would love to try it, I'm a new quilter, so I don't know a lot yet. Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  62. I'm from the west of the US. that red bird and berries is wonderful.

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  63. I adore your work and you have a fun blog! thank you from Troy, Michigan!

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  64. thanks for the large font!
    portland, or
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. You have some lovely patterns. You are really talented as well as generous with sharing a wool pattern with one of us. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and the chance to win this pdf wool pattern.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  66. Hi I'm from Yukon Territory, Canada. Lovely patterns!

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  67. Love your patterns, especially the cardinal. I am from Pennsylvania.

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  68. I live on Vancouver Island BC Canada near Victoria at Cordova Bay.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  69. Love your patterns. I live in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Your patterns are gorgeous! I'm visiting from Melbourne, Australia. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  71. Hello, I am from Ontario, Canada. I honeymooned in the finger lakes. It was beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. Beautiful work and I love the Finger Lakes! I'm from Northeast PA!

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  73. I'm wwwwaayyyyy out in the boonies...lol. I live in the outskirts of a village called Barryton, MI. Where Life is good on the river. We have a blinking light and not much beyond that. Thank You for taken part in the Giveaway Day/Week and for the chance to win your oh-so-yummy pattern.

    In Kind Regards,

    Tricia of Mid-MI.

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  74. I am from Detroit, MI USA

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  75. This one ( as all of them are ) ...is so pretty!! :)

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  76. what a pretty pattern!Thanks for the chance!

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