Monday, March 30, 2009

Giveaway Today

Are you guys familiar with the Stitchin' Heaven Howdy blog? For the month of March, they've been hosting a Tribute to Male Quilters. You should check it out ... lots of other great guy talent out there! Nichole from Stitchin' Heaven reached out to me a few weeks back and told me that someone actually nominated me to be included! Well, you know how good that must make me feel. (And the culprits fessed up ... thanks so much, Dionne & Rachel!)

So head on over and check out the post about me!

And in celebration of the post, both Nichole and I will be hosting joint giveaways today. The winner of my giveaway will win this pair of quilted pillows featuring the ever-popular Katie Jump Rope line! (The pillowcases are not stuffed in these pictures, but the pillowforms will be included in the package. I will post better pictures of the stuffed pillows once I get the forms!)


You know the drill ... leave a comment to be eligible for the giveaway. I will leave the contest open until around 5PM EST tomorrow (Tuesday, March 31st), after which I will use the Random Number Generator to select the winner.


Good luck, and remember to visit the Stitchin' Heaven Howdy for your chance to win another prize!

109 comments:

  1. Wow, am I really the first one? Just found your blog and love it. How great to get to know men who are loving to quilt. I find that's so great. Would be happy to win your great give-away.
    Greetings from switzerland
    sammartina@bluewin.ch

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  2. You are so talented!! These are so beautiful!!! And they would go great with our new couch that is on its way. Please enter me to get them!!!

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  3. Yeah, Katie Jump Rope. Your kids look like they're loving the Spider Web quilt. did you tell them that's what it's called?

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  4. ooh what a lovely giveaway! I adore Katie Jump Rope.

    Congrats too on being part of the Tribute to Male Quilters. Totally cool!

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  5. I am in for the giveaway. I think you definitely needed to be featured with the other quilter men. You are so talented.

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  6. Ooh, how fun! Who knew there were so many male quilters out there? I think I have 3 guy quilter blogs inhabiting my Google Reader - and you definitel post the most, John. And the giveaway is great too - gotta love the Katie Jump Rope!

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  7. Hey! How are things in NC? Really enjoy reading your blog...when do you find time to sew? Three little ones are a handful - they are so cute! I like your style - it's very straightforward. Keep up the good work - and thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. I love that fabric line- so cute! Thanks for all you inspiration- you truly are amazing!

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  9. Just found your blog today... LOVE Katies Jump Rope and those pillows are the best...

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  10. you know how much I love Katie jump rope, you know those pillows would be loved in this house - enter me!!!!!!!!


    Congrats on being part of the tribute to male quilters. I can't think of a more deserving male quilter than yourself!

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  11. I love Katie Jump Rope! I think it is great that someone recognized the wonderful men quilters!
    Congratulations!

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  12. Ooh, I love the Katie Jump Rope fabrics and these look great. I would be so pleased to own these.

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  13. Those are so cute! I have seriously tried to talk my husband (architect) into quilting, but I don't think he's going to give it a try. Too bad--he'd be great at it! My seams are always really crooked!!

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  14. That was my first comment and I just didn't do it right did I?

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  15. Our very own John, a quilting celebrity. How way cool.
    The pillows are wonderful.

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  16. Congrats on being part of their feature! That's awesome!

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  17. I can't remember how I found your blog, but I really enjoy reading it. You are an awesome quilter. I LOVE the Katie Jump rope line. I am actually making a quilt using it. The pillows would compliment it beautifully! I am hoping some of your give-away luck will rub off!!

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  18. I love those pillows. And that spider web quilt is awesome. Lucky you. I think male quilters are awesome!

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  19. Beautiful!! I love that line! I haven't aquired any so far, but I should really find it before it disappears.

    Congrats on the male-quilter-blog-love! I love that you and your wife sew together.

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  20. oh, what a great giveaway!! i would love to win the pillows! i love the fabric choices! :)

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  21. I love Katie Jump Rope. I hope it will be my randomly lucky day - plus think how much you'll save on postage if I win! Looked through Nicoles's blog - what a great idea to highlight male quilters.

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  22. Thanks for the inspiration! I love reading your blog and think you are super talented!

    The pillows are great AND the fabric is awesome...nice job!

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  23. I love pillows! Congrats on being a featured male quilter! I can't wait to read the post about you :)

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  24. Who doesn't love Katie Jump Rope? Thanks for doing this, I love your blog!
    Nichole

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  25. Ooooohh, I just love that Katie Jump Rope line! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  26. guilty.
    :D

    oooohhhh katie jump rope!!!
    i, too, am on a lucky streak...so throw my name in the hat, please.

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  27. That is so cool that you are among the group of male quilters. You certainly do deserve it.

    Haven't heard much about your dog lately. . . are things going well?

    From the looks of it you might have a hard time getting the Spiderweb quilt from the kids.

    Enjoy,

    Sherry

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  28. I love Katie Jump Rope! That's fantastic to be included with other male quilters - rock on, dudes!

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  29. dear random number generator,
    please pick me. i think i would be able to fight this nasty cold better if i could lay my head on those dreamy pillows. plus i think quilt dad is the coolest.
    sincerely,
    anna

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  30. Awesome! I'm so happy you will be highlighted on their blog! It's a great shop and you'll be in great company.
    Cheers,
    Dionne
    PS - the pillows are fab as well!

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  31. Wow, great giveaway, and what beautiful pillow covers! I have a quilt out of the same fabric (also with patchwork squares) and these pillows would match perfectly!

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  32. I would love those pillows!!! They are great.

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  33. How cool ... joint giveaway. Throw me into the pot. Now I'm off to the other blog. thanks

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  35. Your pillows are soooooo cute and colorful...and, I agree... you are an awsome talent;)

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  36. You're a very talented quilter and I always love what I see on your blog. The pillow covers are gorgeous.

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  37. Great blog! I love those pillow covers!

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  38. Cute!! Count me in for the giveaway! ~ Jennie

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  39. I LOVE Katie JumpRope! And your blog is great! I'm also hosting a giveaway at:
    www.arieleldridge.blogspot.com

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  40. Cute, cute, cute fabrics!! Congrats on being a part of the Tribute to Male Quilters!

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  41. Those are great! :) So dang cute!

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  42. Those pillow covers are fantastic!
    I love the Katie Jump Rope fabrics.
    I wish I knew male quilters around here (or even men who could tell the difference between a sewing machine and a serger!).
    You rock!

    heidig@gmail.com

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  43. I'm behind the times, didn't know about Katie Jump Rope. My quilt group uses more traditional fabrics. Reading blogs like yours helps me a little more current.

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  44. ME TOO! I never win these things, But I keep trying!! Hope your well!

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  45. I would love to win. I just love your blog and all of the awesome stuff you make. Oh I hope I win. fingers crossed.

    my word verification is DECOR - yea maybe that is a good sign! :)

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  46. Awesome.. crossing toes and fingers...

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  47. Beautiful! I love Katie Jump Rope!
    Congrats on your feature story, you deserve it!
    Jane

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  48. what a lovely givaway - they are so pretty and would look great in my baby boys nursery. Thank you for the chance to win and a lovely inspiring blog.

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  49. Cute pillows! Fingers crossed here.

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  50. Beautiful! Hope I have some of your good luck to win...

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  51. Congratulations, I've been following your blog for quite a while. You do amazing stuff!

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  52. I have a brand new linen-colored couch that would be a great place for these pillows. Congrats for being featured on Stitch in Heaven.

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  53. Please enter me.

    I'm off to check out the feature now!

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  54. I would love to be included in your give-a-way. Thanks

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  55. Pick me, random number generator! I think I'll be 61.
    Loved the interview on Stitchin' Heaven.

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  56. Great pillows. Hope I win!!

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  57. Hey, you're a web-lebrity. Yea, I made that up.
    Just go ahead and put those pillows in w/ the simply charming mini-quilt....save some postage!
    Hope I win!

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  58. These are so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!
    maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Beautiful pillows. I love the green and blue one :)

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  60. Those pair of pillows are lovely. I hope I win :)

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  61. I love your blog!! I come here everyday to see what new post you have. You and your wife do such a great job and give us great ideas! thanks for the chance to win something.

    thanks april
    kcpearls at yahoo.com

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  62. Cute pillows! Congrats on the feature :)

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  63. congrats on the spot light, you sure deserve it. Very talented!!

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  64. Long time lurker, first time commenter.

    What a great give away. I love everything you do...I get ALOT of inspiration from you!

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  65. I love those pillows. I think you are a great quilter. I check out your blog all the time for inspiration. Keep sharing with us.

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  66. I'd love to win a pillow - count me in!

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  67. Oh lovely!! I love the Katie Jump Rope fabrics! Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

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  68. Love your pillow and fabric choices. Love a chance to win!

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  69. I love Katie Jump Rope. My favorite color is orange. Of all the members of my family, my son is probably my muse. He is always asking me for the most improbable items like a quilt shaped like a surboard, a balaclava that has war paint, etc. I taught him to crochet this year so he could make a tunic for his high school Beowulf unit.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  70. Count me in John. I love those fabrics!

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  71. Hiya,
    I recently made a quilt for my hubby for our wedding anniversary out of all Kaffe Fasset fabric scraps - and called it 'Blokey Beauty'. He loved it. A friend of mine who stitches bags for a living says it's important to him that his boys see him work, so they get it that sewing is a technical skill, not a girly craft. Recently, my 10 year old and his 10 year old asked to make swimming bags for themselves on my sewing machine - what a coup to get their attention in this way. I have shown your blog to them and they think it's great! Maybe we'll have some 'textile engineers' of our own in the future. So, you can be a role model to people across the globe whom you've never met - cool, eh?
    Anyhow, congrats on your work. I'd love to join in your giveaway, but mostly I just wanted to see 'goodonya'!
    ~Sonya

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  72. Great interview...Congrats on your much-deserved time in the spotlight! These pillows are a perfect example of your amazing work and I would be so thrilled if I was lucky enough to win them:) Thanks for the opportunity.

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  73. Congrats on your interview! Well done. Keep up the great work and the wonderful blog.

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  74. I am just starting to learn about "Katie Jump Rope" and "Flea Market Fancy" cute pillows

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  75. Wonderful interview!!

    Love the pillows, too cute!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  76. Congratulation on the recognition. That's great news.

    Keep up the good work.

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  77. Count me in! I'd love to win the pillows!

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  78. how cute are those fabrics!! great giveaway....thanks so much for entering me!!

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  79. Congrats on the nomination. You really are fantastic! The pillows are soooooooooo GREAT!!!!! I ran into a guy this weekend who might be want me and amandajean to help him learn how to quilt.:) pretty great huh?;)

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  80. I love that you are a quilting dad. It's awesome to find some out there. I am new to quilting and just starting to find out about all the different fabrics and patterns. I would love to win your great give-away.

    Thanks

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  81. Hi John! Congratulations! I am so happy that your quilting genius is being honored.
    The pillows are lovely. Please enter me to win.

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  82. Congrats on the feature!!! I love them-they would look fabulous in my living room! :)

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  83. Fantastic post on Stitchin' Heaven... Congrats! I loved the other posts as well. You quilting men really rock! Okay, so I would love to be entered in your giveaway, very generous and very pretty!

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  84. Wow, you're a quilt celebrity...maybe you'll be on HGTV on somewhere soon!

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  85. Your quilting is wonderful! Yay for Dads that quilt!

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  86. John-
    LOVE your quilting. You are so incredibly talented. Glad you got your mojo back!
    Thanks for the chance to win a great little prize.
    Lydia

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  87. Sweet! These pillows are so perfect for my sun room. Congrats on the write-up! You rock!

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  88. Congrats on your write up. The cushion covers are just beautiful. Don't you just love that Katie Jump Rope range.

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  89. John,

    Congrats on being recognized for the amazing quilter that you are :)

    Keep up the great work.

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  90. Hey John! Way to go...you are a great choice for Stitchin' Heaven to end their series with! I love your posts and am in awe of how much you get sewn AND blogged, Dude! You and I should do our own private "guy" BOM exchange!
    Here's hopin' I get selected by Mr. Random # Generator!

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  91. You do amazing things. Really like those pillows ;-).
    Congrats on the Tribute to Male Quilter.

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  92. congrats john! you don't need to enter me...i'm moving so i really don't need anything else to pack..just wanted to say good for you!

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  93. Please enter me John! Tanks for showcasing your talent. The world needs more male quilters!

    Ryan

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  94. Love the color choice on the 'Birdie Sling' by Amy Butler. My daughter-in-law chose that pattern as one of her learning to sew/quilt choices. Now she has requests to make for friends. Keep the male quilter going! My husband doesn't sew but he will help me in all ways. We've had many great converstations while he' pressing or snipping threads and I'm sewing away!

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  95. ooooh oooh, pick me, pick me!! Raising hand and jumping up and down!!

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  96. Woohoo! I would really love to win these fabulous cushions, so please count me in. Kind regards from another male quilter from the Netherlands, Gert

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  97. I just found your blog and love it. It is wonderful to see a talented quilter like yourself. I would love to win your giveaway. You obviously enjoy colours as much as I do.
    Micki
    In Ireland

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  98. Beautiful Pillows!!!

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  99. Really beautiful pillows...please enter me...thanks!
    Lisa

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  100. Great website! And I will definitely thank Stitchen Heaven for directing me to your site. Thank you!

    Cleo

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  101. ALAS, I missed it by a day. Sadness ensues: KJR is one of my obsessive fabric purchases. I could've used the whole twin thing to try to sway you to not use that silly random.org... oh well.

    Those are some sweet pillows! And your kids!!! I love to see fellow twins! Go, quiltin' Dad. Love it.

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