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Vote Now and Give-Away: Summer Fun 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 Summer Fun quilts.

Our guest judge this week is Sandra from Sandra’s Craft Corner. She 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

It’s a typical hot and humid summer here in Virginia and I am loving every minute of it. There’s no better time to stay inside in the air conditioning and quilt! One of my favorite ways to make a summer quilt is to use an old flannel sheet for batting. It makes the quilt cooler and lighter for the warm summer months.

In the dye studio, however, I am thinking of Christmas. I want to make a Christmas quilt this year so my newest fabric palette was designed for my Holiday quilt. I want something more vintage looking. I want to create a quilt that looks like it’s been in the family for a long time and is a Christmas tradition. That’s why the name of this new palette is “Traditions”.


There’s a Stash Pack that would be great for making a set of Holiday placemats


The Traditions gradient


And the Reunion gradient

There are 2 additional gradients and 4 Shades packs. 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 TRADITIONS. International customers can put the code in the comments section to receive $5 off orders over $40. Free shipping expires July 18.

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.



Give-Away for everyone to enter:

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: What’s your favourite summertime activity? The winner from the comments will be selected randomly. You have until Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Summer Fun 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, July 15, 2013 at 8:00 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 next week

How to Vote:

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

Summer Fun Quilts

  • Sea Turtles (38%, 180 Votes)
  • Lasst Rays (34%, 161 Votes)
  • Seagull Lake Sunset (23%, 110 Votes)
  • Blueprint (19%, 92 Votes)
  • Sunshine Melody (18%, 85 Votes)
  • Farmers Market (18%, 83 Votes)
  • Even Ants Need Refreshment (15%, 71 Votes)
  • Mysterious Letter P (10%, 49 Votes)
  • Box of Crayons (7%, 34 Votes)
  • Where's The Beach? (6%, 26 Votes)
  • Summer purse (5%, 23 Votes)
  • Summer's first quilt (3%, 13 Votes)
  • SOW GOOD DEEDS (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Sweet Summer Days (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Pure Hearts (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Ella's Pink and Purple (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Monkey Business (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 472

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Scrappy Quilts. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops 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, July 19th, 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.

Show & Tell Links

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

Posted: July 12th, 2013

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132 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Summer Fun Quilts”

  1. nancyb from many la says:

    Believe it or not, my favorite activity is staying inside – it’s too hot where I live! LOL!

  2. Susan says:

    My favorite suumertime activity is working in my garden (when it’s not too hot).

  3. Heidi says:

    Summertime is best spent by the pool or at the sewing machine :-)

  4. Deb Cline says:

    A friend and I started a new summer tradition: we sew/quilt companion projects! That means we plan similar designs/pieces, share fabric from our stashes, and get together to cut, mark, and stitch about once a week.

  5. We live in sunny (extremely hot) Florida so our Summer activities either involve swimming or staying indoors trying to stay cool. Most Floridians stay inside during the Summer and come out in the Fall/Winter to do normal Summer activities like bike riding, walking, and picnicking.

  6. Kathy L says:

    I like to stay inside and quilt when it is hot outside.

  7. Judy C in NC says:

    I love to work in the garden early in the morning when everything is waking up and the air is still. Afternoons on the porch with iced coffee. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Judy C in NC

  8. Patricia Moffitt says:

    I just keep on quilting!

  9. My favourite summer activity alternates between swimming in the pool and quilting, depending on the weather. Unfortunately this year I broke my arm – so reading has mived into first place. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway and the continuing contests!!

  10. Debbie Rogowski says:

    My favorite summer time activity would have to be going to the beach.

  11. “Summertime and the living is easy…”so I do my best to remember to enjoy that feeling and to live in that moment as much as I can! I love to garden, but I take lots of breaks and take time to smell the flowers, to sit outside with my cat and chickens playing freely in the yard, and to read a good book, or my favorite quilting magazine! Then, with a deep sigh of relaxation, I head back inside to quilt to my heart’s content….rejuvenated inside and out from my respite.

  12. Relaxing in Florida for THE summer ( I live in THE Netherlands ) while there I order supplies, buy quilting magazines and books, visit à quilt show in Delray or Melbourne. Get inspiration by visiting places like THE Orchid society, Butterfly world, Morikami gardens etc.

  13. Heather says:

    Now that I live in Florida my favorite summertime activity is staying inside and stitching!

  14. Sallie says:

    Staying inside and piecing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Nita says:

    Enjoying the lovely weather, the lake and the cabin.

  16. Carol McDowell says:

    Walking my dogs in the morning while its cool and then watching my garden grow – thank you for the opportunity !

  17. nancy k says:

    Watching my husband cook on the grill!

  18. gudrun says:

    Favourite summer activity…piecing quilts, as it is usually too warm to quilt. If it is too warm to piece… time to hit the beach.

  19. Roz says:

    Hmmm…lazing by the pool, reading a good book when not in the pool!!

  20. leanne says:

    love swimming in summer preferably at the beach !

  21. lindawwww says:

    My favourite summer activity is sitting in my lounge chair with a glass of ice tea and a pile of books I’m ready to read!

  22. Phyllis Carlyle says:

    I enjoy the view of my garden from inside the cool house. However, I do get more sewing done in the winter, when said garden doesn’t need tending.

  23. kris says:


  24. My favorite summer activity is reaping the harvest from my vegetable garden.

  25. Julie Fukuda says:

    Summer is family time! While I visit I can play in their gardens and pull weeds to me hearts content, and in the evenings and while travelling I can piece blocks for my next quilt. Perfect!

  26. chris says:

    I just keep on quilting all year long. But I also love horseback riding & carving eggs.

  27. Jody says:

    I love wading in the creek below our home with my grandson. We walk through the overhang of trees and grass making our way to Dinasour Island. What a wonderful time we have.

  28. Maryellen says:

    I love going to the lake and beach, and driving with the sunroof open, and sitting on the patio. I’ve even cut quilt blocks outside!!

  29. Heather says:

    Great to see so many inspiring quilts.

  30. Nesta says:

    I love going to the sea and making sand ladybirds with my daughters!

  31. mariajose says:

    !Unas telas preciosas!

  32. Dolores says:

    gardening and quilting

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