Sunday, May 15, 2016

2016 Free Motion Quilt Along - Enter the Giveaway

Greetings Fellow Quilters!
Welcome to the
Final Installment
of the
2016 Redbird Quilt Co.
Free Motion Quilt Along
using the whimsical 
Lewe's Balloons Growth Chart
by the World of Susybee
artist Susy Bleasby

It's time to enter an image of your Lewe's Balloons Growth Chart
(even if it's not completed)
to be eligible for the random drawings for Quilt Along Prizes!!
If you're just joining us be sure to checkout the previously published
Free Motion Quilt Along Posts:

Introduction => here
Sponsors =>  here
Supplies =>  here
Part I Pieced Borders =>  here
Part II Pin Basting ==>  here
How to Quilt That =>  here
Part III Tools, Setup + Practice => here
Part IV Let's FMQ => here
Part V More FMQ => here
Part VI Echo, Pebbles, Loops & Swirls Oh My! => here
Part VII Landscape & Background => here
Part VIII Borders ==> here
Part IX Finishing ==> here

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for providing the following prizes:

The great folks at Aurifil 

are sending Subtle Strings -- the beautiful new designer thread collection by my favorite FMQ mentor, Wendy Sheppard.  

Subtle Strings contains 12 spools of Aurifil 50Wt thread -- they're perfect for FMQ'ing most backgrounds and negative space.  

Checkout the beautiful quilting Wendy did with this collection in this blog post -- don't miss it!

Thanks so much Aurifil for this awesome product and giveaway!

Images courtesy:

Next up -- the generous team from Creekside Fabrics, Quilts and Yarns in Arcade, NY.

  Creekside Fabrics is a full-service shop and an Elite Dealer for Baby Lock Machines and Products.  
Fabrics, yarns, custom quilting, long arm rental -- you'll find it all at Creekside Fabrics, Quilts and Yarns.

Sandy is providing a $25.00 Shop Certificate for the QAL Giveaway - Sew exciting! 
Thank you Sandy & Creekside Fabrics.
Next up -- the great folks at Quilter's Dream Batting - my favorite batting/waddling. 

Quilter's Dream is a USA based company and sponsor of the annual Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS

I've been using Quilter's Dream 100% Wool batting (Dream Wool) for just over a year and absolutely LOVE it.  You can read about my first encounter and see the awesome quilting results using Aurifil thread and Dream Wool batting in this blog post.

Wool batting provides for great quilting texture, drape-ability, and warmth without adding excessive  weight and with little/no bearding.

Quilter's Dream wool really does Quilt like a Dream.

The great folks at Quilters Dream Batting are providing us two products for the QAL giveaway!

A package of each Dream Wool and Dream Cotton -- Oh So Fun!!!
Thank you Quilter's Dream!

Moving right along... our next sponsor is
Sew It Is Quilt Shop is a family run business based out of Endicott, NY with amazing fabric prices and long arm service too!!

  Be sure to visit SewItIs online (or in person) the next time you can't find something at YOUR local shop.

Sew It Is Quilt Shop is donating another Susybee Quilt Kit for the QAL giveaway.  

  The quilt kit will consist of a Lewe's (or Lal) Play Mat and Susybee border fabric -- Oh you will LOVE quilting Lewe or Lal !!  

Thank you Sew It Is!!

Our final sponsor is Quilty Pleasures in Geneva, NY
Quilty Pleasures is another full service shop with beautiful fabrics, classes, and long arm quilting services.  Visit their store in person or online for more information.

Quilty Pleasures is providing a $20 Shop Certificate for the QAL!
Thanks so much Quilty Pleasures!

Last, but certainly not least...  The World of Susybee is joining in the sponsorship fun!

The fine folks at World of Susybee are offering up their latest character for the Free Motion QAL giveaway!

Meet Lal the Lamb -- isn't she adorable?  Lal is a 36" panel that can be used as a floor play mat, turned into a pillow or just quilted and hung in the nursery.   
Oh I can't wait to quilt Lal!

Thank you Susy and World of Susybee!

That concludes the QAL Sponsor overview. 

To be eligible for the giveaway drawings you must "link-up" an entry from your blog, a personal Facebook post or an Instagram post.   

If you don't utilize any of these social media sources you can email a picture of your entry to me and I will enter it for you.

You have until end of day Monday, May 23rd to enter an image of your completed (or work in progress) Lewe's Balloons Growth Chart to be eligible for one of the 7 awesome prizes available.

Winners being announced on/around May 25th.

Remember, I'll be out of town this week at Quilt Market -- if you have any trouble linking up your entry please send an email to karen at redbirdquiltco dot com and I'll return your email during the week.  We'll make sure you're entered before the deadline.

I'm excited for everyone -- thanks for participating!
The Linky Entry is below the line... good luck!


More Info:

I'm booking Redbird Quilt Co. Lectures, Trunk Shows and Workshops for 2017.
If your Shop, Group or Guild is looking for programs or workshops I would love to hear from you.
Domestic Machine Quilting,  Wool & Needle turn Applique - Technique or Project oriented workshops are available.

Send email inquiries to karen at redbirdquiltco dot com
or redbirdquiltco at gmail dot com
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