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Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts for Mom

Quilters' Show & Tell

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

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!

Be sure to check out our extensive sale section, our up-to-date What’s New page and lust over future collections on our Coming Soon page!


The Fat Quarter Shop will be donating a set of two charm packs, Bake Sale by Lori Holt and Madhuri to each winner.



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:

Quick stats:

  • 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! All I want is Red, Wah, Wah, Wah!
By: Colleen,
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 All Wrapped up Remembering Dad
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA
Blog: DebbieLangeQuilting

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"

Antique Flowers Antique Flowers
By: Lea Brummett,
Indiana, USA
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"

Celebrate Mothers Celebrate Mothers
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

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 Christmas comes to Ohio
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

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"

Double Pinwheel Double Pinwheel
By: Betty Hughes,
Alabama, USA

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 Flowers for my Mom
By: Liz Schaffner,
Blog: Moments

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 Flying Geese Table Mat
By: Penny,
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 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 Help in the Garden
By: Cynthia Brunz Designs,
Oregon, USA
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"

hour glass hour glass
By: beverley kemsley,
Blog: beverleydesignsblogspot.com

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"

Jelly Sandwich Jelly Sandwich
By: Marelize,
South Africa
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"

One Star One Star
By: Angelahen,
United Kingdom
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"

Peaceful Pathways Peaceful Pathways
By: Jenny in NZ,
New Zealand
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.
Closeups are on my Blog.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"

Vote Now

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

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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).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.

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111 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts for Mom”

  1. Rina Mason says:

    I have never made a smoothie but do make milkshakes and malts.

  2. I do make smoothies – fruit. I put a banana, half an apple, and a handful of berries in a blender or Magic Bullet with ice, add about 1/4 cup of raw oatmeal and, if I have it, a handful of flaxseed, cover with orange juice, and blend. If I have fresh fruit, great, but I also put fruit that is getting soft but is not yet bad into the freezer to use for smoothies. If I use frozen fruit, it reduces the amount of ice I use. No real measurements, though – I make my smoothies the way I make my quilts – no patterns.

  3. Vicki C says:

    I have made smoothies, using strawberries, bananana, and juice. But I prefer to buy them then I can get the extra kick added when I need it.

  4. Tammy Pettus says:

    I’ve never made a smoothie. But we do like to make peanut butter milkshakes!

  5. BOBBIE WARREN says:


  6. Debbie Rogowski says:

    sorry I dont’ make smoothies but I’d love to try some. I’ve heard that using agave instead of sugar is good for diabetics . I dont’ understand the whole concept of sugars but I think those that do will be able to explain why :) Thanks for the chance to participate in the judging, I always enjoy this.

  7. Rhonda says:

    Smoothies are tasty. I have made them using strawberries, drained pineapples, low fat yogurt and a bit of low fat sour cream. Yummy!!
    For a bit of crunch fold in a teaspoon of chopped walnuts and enjoy!

  8. Cecilia says:

    I have never made a smoothie.

  9. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I have always wanted to make a smoothy. Someday I will try

  10. Wow, now that’s a close race for first! Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Thanks for the chance to win that fabulous fabric! I have never made any smoothies….

  11. Mystica says:

    Thanks for sharing that gorgeous fabric. Never made a smoothie myself.

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