It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Quilts for Mom.
For this week, there are no guest judges, we’ll go with community votes only. However, if I suspect foul play, I will recruit a couple of judges to help too.
Give-Away from the Fat Quarter Shop
The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!
As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!
The quilter with the most votes will win one set and the other will be randomly awarded to someone leaving a comment below.
To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Do you make smoothies (fruit or vegetable)? Do you have a favourite recipe to share? (Ok, so this week’s question is not quilting-related at all, but I need smoothie recipes to try, low fat with an energy boost!)
You have until Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.
BONUS! Treat Mom (or Yourself) this Weekend to a Gift Certificate
Use coupon code ilovemom and get a $25 gift certificate for $20, a $50 gift certificate for $40, a $100 gift certificate for $80, etc. Mom gets the full dollar amount on her gift certificate, you get the savings!
This Week’s Quilts
Here are this week’s quilts with Quilts for Mom:
- Total submissions: 14
- Total countries: 6
- Total provinces: 0
- Total states: 6
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|All I want is Red, Wah, Wah, Wah!
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Lucky Duck Dreams
I made this is a red and white guild challenge. I made all of my favorite blocks. It was mom’s birthday present. I made a matching pillow with a 12″ Swoon block. Blogged here http://cyarnell.blogspot.com/2012/01/red-and-white-quilt-challenge-quilt.html
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"
|All Wrapped up Remembering Dad
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
I made this quilt for my mother with all of my Dad’s silk ties. Each crazy patch block has a red center just as the traditional log cabin block has a red center to represent the hearth of the home. The pieced borders and binding are ties also. Backing is faux suede so it is very soft and comforting.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 60"
By: Lea Brummett,
Blog: Podunk Pretties
My mom made these blocks in the 70’s or 80’s, she never finished them. I found them, pieced them together and quilted. Then gave it back to her for her Birthday this year.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 108"
By: Patricia Moffitt,
The words are from a panel. It came with a pattern, but I chose to do my own arrangement. It hangs in the foyer of my church.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 72"
|Christmas comes to Ohio
By: Debbie Grasley,
Since my mom’s favorite color is red, I thought a Christmas quilt would be the one to make for her. I had just learned how to make a dresden plate at that time and thought I would try to make a quilt out of them. She loves it and has it hanging on her wall. Happy Mother’s Day! Love you mom!
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 79"
By: Betty Hughes,
This quilt was made for my mother-in-law, who has been like a mother to me. The pattern is from Eleanor Burns’ Double Pinwheel Quilt book. This is one of my all time favorite patterns. I have made over ten of them with another in progress at this time.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 64"
|Flowers for my Mom
By: Liz Schaffner,
I made this quilt for my Mothers 85th Birthday.She loved flowers, the red & white represent the colors of her birth country Poland.The flower blocks are machine embroiered as is the quilt. I wish I could give you a better picture but the quilt is in Canada.Hope you like it as much as i did making it
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 80"
|Flying Geese Table Mat
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Sew Simple Life
I made this for a friend of mine. Our daughter’s go to school together :) She saw the unfinished piecing hanging and loved it so I decided to finish it and gift it to her.
Quilt size: width: 17.5" height: 17.5"
|For My Daughter
By: Laura Hildebran,
North Carolina, USA
I created this picture quilt for my daughter before she was born. I wanted her to learn about her family history since none of her great grandparents were still alive.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 48"
|Help in the Garden
By: Cynthia Brunz Designs,
Blog: Quilting is more fun than Housework
Belonged to a group that made projects from Kaffe Fassett and his designers’ fabrics. This was one of the many tops I made. It is still waiting to be quilted so it won’t be done by this Mother’s day! Maybe next year.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 40"
By: beverley kemsley,
learning new things on embroidery machine so I decided to give the quilt to my mum as a mothers day n birthday present as she turns 60 this year and I got the best present which was a baby photo of myself .. and I love her to bits ..I made it in red n white and I used gold thread n black ..
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"
Blog: Stitch by Stitch
I made this quilt for my mother soon after I discovered quilting and free motion quilting. This was the first quilt I made as a gift. The design is from ‘Me and my sister designs’. Its quilted all over with stippling and I used a ‘Coming Home’ jelly roll from Moda.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 54"
Blog: Pink Bicycle Quilting
This was made for my mum’s 80th birthday (2 years ago) and it’s her birthday today – 8th May! I called it One Star as she is a star! I choose colours and quilting to give it an antique feel. My mum loves it.
Quilt size: width: 100" height: 100"
By: Jenny in NZ,
Blog: jenny quilts
Pieced background is the center of an Esther Aliu BOM group pattern. Mum is 93 and this lap quilt is on her bed in her rest home. Carer’s turn it everyday so she can see different flowers. Mum was a embroiderer and many of the flowers I added are from her unused patterns.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday to Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
- One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
- Winner announced Monday evening
How to Vote:
- Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to TWO favourites this week.
- Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.
Quilts for Mom
- Peaceful Pathways (28%, 93 Votes)
- Jelly Sandwich (20%, 67 Votes)
- Antique Flowers (19%, 61 Votes)
- One Star (16%, 52 Votes)
- Christmas comes to Ohio (12%, 40 Votes)
- Double Pinwheel (12%, 38 Votes)
- Flowers for my Mom (11%, 36 Votes)
- All I want is Red, Wah, Wah, Wah! (7%, 23 Votes)
- Help in the Garden (6%, 20 Votes)
- Celebrate Mothers (5%, 18 Votes)
- For My Daughter (5%, 17 Votes)
- All Wrapped up Remembering Dad (5%, 17 Votes)
- hour glass (3%, 11 Votes)
- Flying Geese Table Mat (1%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 329
Next Week’s Show & Tell
The Quilters’ Show & Tell will be taking a break next week, but we’ll be back the following week. However, you can still enter quilts for the next theme which is Flower Gardens. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. I want to see lots of flowers either in the design or in the fabrics chosen. Also, please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!
Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start the same day for this event not next Friday (17th).
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!