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Vote Now and Give-Away: Flower Garden Quilts

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 Flower Garden quilts.

We have one guest judge this week, Sandi from A Legacy of Stitches. Sandi has 100 bonus points that she’ll assign to four (or less) of her favourite quilts.

Give-Away from Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics

Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabrics

Here in Virginia, Spring has been slow to arrive this year but it was finally warm enough to plant the vegetable garden 2 weeks ago and my first iris blooms appeared this week. The timing of the Flower Garden theme couldn’t have been better timed. In fact my current hand dyed fabric palette is inspired by the colors of Spring.

There’s a Stash Pack

Thrive Hand Dyed Fabric Pack

The Thrive gradient


And the Abundance gradient

Abundance gradient

All of these fabrics are currently on sale in my shop. In addition, Quilting Gallery readers can receive free shipping on US domestic orders over $40 with the coupon code FLOWERS. International customers can put the code in the comments section to receive $5 off orders over $40. You’ll find lots of fabric to choose from in the shop.

You can keep up with everything happening in my shop by subscribing to my free newsletter. As an added bonus, 5 newsletter subscribers win free hand dyed fabric each month.

The winners from the Quilters’ Show & Tell submissions and the give-away below will each receive their choice of a Stash Pack from my shop. The quilter that wins will also receive a 2.5 yard package of Mistyfuse fusible web.

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Give-Away for everyone to enter:

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: What one flower growing in your garden is your most favourite? The winner from the comments will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Garden Flower Quilts:

Please note: if you are viewing this post via email or your RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the blog post to see the quilts and vote.

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, May 27, 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 afternoon/evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to FOUR 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.

Flower Gardens

  • Floral Windows (26%, 219 Votes)
  • To everything, there is a season (24%, 196 Votes)
  • Summer Sunflowers (23%, 190 Votes)
  • Mimi's Bloomers (13%, 104 Votes)
  • A Quilter's Garden (12%, 100 Votes)
  • Flowers on Black & White Prints (12%, 98 Votes)
  • Pink Peonies (9%, 74 Votes)
  • Forget Me Not (9%, 73 Votes)
  • Quilted Greeting cards (8%, 70 Votes)
  • LUCY IN THE GARDEN (8%, 70 Votes)
  • Waltz of the flowers (7%, 62 Votes)
  • My Enchantment (7%, 62 Votes)
  • Rose Sampler Supreme (7%, 60 Votes)
  • Zebras in My Garden (6%, 50 Votes)
  • Sunflowers in my Garden (6%, 49 Votes)
  • In My Garden (What do I see?) (6%, 48 Votes)
  • Garden Gradation (6%, 47 Votes)
  • Doodlebug Garden (4%, 37 Votes)
  • brave little pansies (4%, 35 Votes)
  • Rain In My Garden (4%, 35 Votes)
  • Vintage Turnovers (4%, 31 Votes)
  • My Participation (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Garden wall hanging (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Lillybelle (4%, 29 Votes)
  • Papa's Garden (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Barbara's Wedding Quilt (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Laugh In The Garden and Your Heart Will Bloom (3%, 21 Votes)
  • FlowerGarden (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Redwork Flower Garden (2%, 19 Votes)
  • The Secret Garden (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Pretty in Purple (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Spring Flowers (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Flowers for a Lady (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Birdwood nursery (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 828

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

There are two themes for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event Creative Expression and/or In Memory Quilts. You decide how to interpret the themes. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilts are welcome too. 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 next Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).


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.

Guest Judges

Want to be a guest judge? Guest Judges have 100 bonus points that they can assign to their favourite quilts. Obviously, you can’t enter that week if you’re a judge. If you’re interested, check the schedule, and drop me an email me indicating TWO possible weeks that you’re interested in judging, along with your blog address (if you have one). Preference will be given to people I have communicated with in the past.

Show & Tell Links

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!

Posted: May 24th, 2013

Topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features


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193 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Flower Garden Quilts”

  1. Jan says:

    My favorite flowers are lilacs. They smell so good, but it’s too bad they don’t bloom all summer.

  2. Mary Sawyer says:

    Such lovely quilts. I had a hard making a decision

    Mary in Oregon

  3. KatieQ says:

    I love the bleeding hearts that grow in my front yard. They were my grandmother’s favorite plant and they remind me of her.

  4. nancy k says:

    At the moment the jasmine is blooming and I love the scent that fills the garden. A month ago the lemons were flowering and citrus flowers smell heavenly!

  5. Jenny says:

    My favorite is the rambling rose Crepesule, the most beautiful apricot/peach flowers and a repeat flowerer.
    We have 2 covering our back fence.

  6. Glenda says:

    Choosing a favorite flower is like choosing a favorite color. Still, I’m pretty sentimental about old fashioned pinks. I love their blue green foliage and petals with the wonderful pinked edges in lip-stick shades. So lovely.

  7. Great quilts I voted thanks

  8. Mary Tague says:

    Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

  9. kathy a from il says:

    I thought all the quilts and wallhangings were very nice and well done i especially like garden wallhanging- i voted

  10. Jeanne Zukowski says:

    Mine changes depending on what is in bloom but I think overall it would be a climbing rose.

  11. Lori Mahar says:

    My favorite flower is the azalea, which is blooming right now here in PEI.

  12. Patty Moffitt says:

    Garden? What Garden!!! I do have a yard full of blooming Fireweed in the late summer that is spectacular!

  13. Lisa says:

    I love the peony in the Floral Windows quilt !

  14. Debbie says:

    We have no garden, no flowers, no plants. But, when it comes to flowers, anything orange or peach is always my favorite!

  15. Melanie says:

    My absolute favourite’s are pin cushion Hakea’a. I just love everything about them – size, shape, colour. I’ve only known them for a few years (since I migrated to Aus) but I just love them :)

  16. Ivy says:

    In my garden I enjoy Fuscia because the hummingbirds enjoy this plant. The plant flowers all season and the colour is red tones.

  17. Mary says:

    In my garden I right now I love the Pansies; esp the ones with little faces. Later I like the Queen Anne’s Lace.

  18. Linda says:

    Although you wouldn’t know it’s spring with this cold weather – never the less my Siberian Iris is in full bloom – one of my favorites!

  19. jean says:

    I love lilacs…so pretty and love the scent.

  20. Paule-Marie says:

    Right now I have no flowers in my yard. The rental house has rock and ponderosa pines. I’m up at 6500 feet. If I had flowers, I love freesias and old fashioned scented roses (not the hybrids)

  21. Judi Reiss says:

    Right now I have my peonies blooming. This is the best year ever. Even the new one that didn’t even sprout last year has the largest hot pink bloom. Unfortunately peony season is only 2-3 weeks long!

    Wow! I need to take pictures so I can make my own fabric from these glorious blooms.

  22. Carla Finley says:

    Nice quilts. Pretty fabric. :) I wish I had a garden. There are gardenia bushes in the front and they make me gag. There is one pretty flower on the other side of the house. It looks like an upside down spider lily. Very pretty.

  23. Sharon A says:

    I love my lilacs but they don’t last long. The peonies, and poppies are next. Then a summer full of roses.

  24. Wendy says:

    Love my daylilies for the long blooming season, bright colors, and minimal care needed.

  25. Denise Mitchell says:

    I have so many flowers blooming right now so hard to pick a favorite, I guess I would have to say my passion plants. Thanks for a chance to win these beautiful fabrics!

  26. Linda says:

    My favorite in my garden, though hard to choose, would be my chenille plant, with its little hot pink caterpillar-like blooms.

  27. Rina Mason says:

    I love all my flowers. In the spring I love my hyacinths, peonies and iris. Summer brings the roses, lilies and hydrangea. But my favorite is in the fall when the mums are in full bloom.

  28. Donna Sheffer says:

    My favorite flowers are my pink cone flowers.

  29. Suzanne says:

    Daffodils are my favorite flower in my garden, especially since the deer don’t like them.

  30. Melody DeGraziano says:

    My favorite flower is the tiger lily. We live on a shady lot, and it’s one of the few flowers that loves our yard and multiplies, giving us hundreds of orange flowers!

  31. Laurie Stewart says:

    My favourite flowers are the old-fashioned ones, roses, lilacs, pansies, stock… the kind my grandmother had in her garden when I was little. She was also a quilter.

  32. Teri powers says:

    My favorite wildflower is the Texas bluebonnet. I love lilacs too

  33. Julie A. says:

    My favorite growing are the Sunflowers.

  34. Judy Cooper says:

    Poppies are my favorite flowers growing in my garden.

  35. Anne Sidell says:

    My favorite flowers are orchids… so much variety and such pretty colors – but really, I love them all.

  36. shirley petersen says:

    my favoutite flower in my garden is a rose

  37. Marelize says:

    My favorite is Jasmine, even though small, it smells so sweet!

  38. Barb says:

    Bleeding hearts right now.

  39. Mary Spriet says:

    My Wisteria is blooming like crazy. My favorite right now. Next month who knows… probably the roses.

  40. Maryellen says:

    I love roses, so they are always my favorite in the garden, but right now my lilac bushes are amazing, and the peonies are coming. I used to have amazing Asiatic lillies, but i think the groundhogs got to them. Pretty quilts this week!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    I love lily of the Valley. It has been a very cold spring here, so they are not blooming yet. My lilacs are also waiting.

  42. Debbie Fick says:

    They are all so pretty! it is hard to narrow it down to 4.

  43. Debbie Fick says:

    oops forgot to mention my petunia’s in our garden. I love them because they keep coming back year after year and they put off a lovely scent.

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