I’m having a giveaway!


(edited July 11th — the give away is now closed and winners have been selected, thanks for participating)

I am always reading of other people having giveaways and I do not know why but I have never had one.  I have been blogging for 2 years and 3 months and have had 332 blog entries.  I guess it is time to have one.

The rules:  leave me a comment on this blog post by Wednesday and tell me where you are from – this doesn’t mean your exact location 🙂 just your country and/or state will do.   That will give you one chance.  You will have two chances if you mention the give away on your blog.   The winners will be announced on Saturday next week on the 11th – one week from today.  This give away is open to all readers no matter where you are from.

Make sure you if you do not have a blog that I have a way to get in touch with you – I will need your e mail address.

There will be two winners.  Each winner will get a package of strong acrylic templates from Marti Michell – she is listed on my side bar and has wonderful products.  Check out her site and see what all she has available.  These templates are made strong enough so that you can use a rotary cutter to cut around them, no need to trace around them and cut with3688761064_e9f1416089 scissors 3687958961_5bc8ae31b0unless you want to.  Marti and her husband were kind enough to send me quite a few of their products during the winter after I mentioned them on a blog post about the wonderful quilts that can be made from their drunkards path templates.  They sent me a variety of products and I know I will never have enough time to use all of them so I am sharing.  There just might be another product give away in the future!

These are the two different sets of templates that I am giving away – they have never been used although I have opened the packages to take a look at them.  If you have a preference on which you would like to win tell me in your comment and I will try to make sure you get the one you want.  Included with the package of the templates will also be a surprise gift from me.

The package on the left is the Drunkards Path pattern and it makes a 6 – 7 inch block.  The pattern on the right is called Winding Ways and it makes a 8 1/2 inch block.

I hope you all are enjoying the 4th of July here in the United States and that the weather has been ok for you all.  Here we have had some rain but I think the weather will clear up in time for the fireworks tonight.  My husband and I have been planning on going over to the river park to see the show.

91 comments… add one
  • Gari Jul 4, 2009

    This is the first time I have been the first to respond to a giveaway. If I win, I would love the Winding Ways templates. Thanks,
    .-= Gari´s last blog .. =-.

  • Karen K Jul 4, 2009

    I love the Winding Ways. Her Templates are great. I did a BOM with them a few years back and they were great to rotary cut around. A hint-put double sided tape on the back to keep them from sliding and use a turn table.
    .-= Karen K´s last blog ..Odds and Ends =-.

  • Vicki W Jul 4, 2009

    I’ve been meaning to try some of these templates. I am from Richmond, VA and I will link to your giveaway on my next Field Tripping the Web post this week.
    .-= Vicki W´s last blog ..Color Palette – A Day at the Beach =-.

  • Regina Chronister Jul 4, 2009

    Karen I would love to win the winding ways templates I have always thought those quilts are neat. Regina

  • Renee G Jul 4, 2009

    I would be delighted to win either pattern, this looks like fun.


  • Crispy Jul 4, 2009

    Hooray for having a give away Karen. Please don’t enter me as I would never use the templates and should go to someone who will. I’ll put a mention of your giveaway on my blog tomorrow :0)


  • Nova Jul 4, 2009

    I’m up here in Canada.These are really cool!

  • Patchmaker Jul 5, 2009

    Hi, Karen; I’m in Nova Scotia Canada, and I’d love the Drunkard’s Path templates. I’ll mention your giveaway on my blog post tomorrow.

  • Stina Jul 5, 2009

    North of Sweden Calling!!! :o)))
    Fun giveaway.. Hmm.. I dont know wich one I would like the best.. but I have always wanted to make a Drunkard´s Path… so I go for that one..:o))
    Congratulation on your 2 years+ and over 300 blogentrys… !!!!
    Will add your giveaway to my sidebar… so good luck everyone and thanks for the oppurtunity to win..:o))
    .-= Stina´s last blog ..Todays disgrace… =-.

  • Mary Flynn Jul 5, 2009

    Hey there….NC here! Winding Ways templates would be my pick. Hope you’ll visit my blog as well as I have a giveaway going too. I learned of you through Crispy (maybe an extra point for her? LOL)

  • chris Jul 5, 2009

    Count me in. Chris from SW Wisconsin here. I will be posting a link to your blog at http://www.dyecandy.blogspot.com later today.
    .-= chris´s last blog ..Nocturne and Fireflies =-.

  • Ankie Karlsson Jul 5, 2009

    I am from the middle of Sweden.
    What a great giveaway.
    You can´t have enough templates that´s my motto.
    I like them both.
    I will add about your giveaway to my blog (the sidebar)
    .-= Ankie Karlsson´s last blog ..Along the railway =-.

  • SewCalGal Jul 5, 2009

    This give-away looks like fun. I’m not familiar with these templates, but they look great and I’d love to give any of them a try. Very nice of you to coordinate this. Whom ever the lucky winner is will certainly enjoy them. I know I would.

    I live in So. Cal. Please send rain!


  • Diane Jul 5, 2009

    I have several of Marti’s templates and really like them. I have been wanting the Winding Ways templates, but just haven’t bought them yet.
    I had a retreat with Marti last year and she is so much fun!
    I live in Florida and will be happy to put a link on my blog for your giveaway. I know whoever gets the templates will be thrilled.

  • Melanie Jul 5, 2009

    I’ll obviously disqualify myself as a family member and non-quilter! But is cool that you are doing your first giveaway!
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Berry Semifreddo =-.

  • Michele Jul 5, 2009

    I have the DP templates, so would love to win the WWs

  • Gayle Jul 5, 2009

    Wow! What a generous giveaway! I’d love to be one of your lucky winners. I live in Utah.

  • Winona Jul 5, 2009

    Great giveaway. I live in northwest Missouri. I would love either set of templates. Thank you. Winona
    .-= Winona´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Ashton! =-.

  • Shelley C Jul 5, 2009

    I’m from northern Maine and we’ve been having rain and no sun for a couple of weeks now. Temps barely make it out of the 60’s and my maple is turning color early…now this early is ridiculous! Even for Maine! OH well, what ‘cha gonna do???? Quilt of course! I would like the winding ways template..I already have a drunkards path one. I love the flow of winding ways quilts!

  • Jackie Jul 5, 2009

    Hi From Connecticut!! I just found your blog and love it. I do have some of Marti’s templates and they are fantastic. I would love the winding ways template set. I have made this quilt before but have not used these types of templates. This will make it so much easier. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..The Big Day…. =-.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski Jul 5, 2009

    Hi Karen! I’m from Minnesota and would like either one of the templates if you would choose my name. Thanks and have a great day!

  • Barbara Jul 5, 2009

    The drunkard’s path, what a wonderful giveway….saw it on Crispy’s site.
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..BLUE JEAN CIRCLES OR CATHEDRAL WINDOWS???? YOU DECIDE =-.

  • Lacesell Hayes Jul 5, 2009

    I am from Hayden,Alabama. I just found your blog and wanted to enter your give away. I like the Drunkard’s Path. I had a red and white one time that I pieced and my mother quilted it. I lost it in a house fire. Never tried another one but would like to have one. I don’t have a blog but I enjoy reading them very much.
    Thanks, Lacesell Hayes lacesell_h@hotmail.com

  • Karen Jul 5, 2009

    Your first give-away! Hurray. I wonder who started the give-away thing anyhow.
    Karen from sunny Florida
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..ANTIQUE PICKLE DISH QUILT =-.

  • Jocelyn Jul 5, 2009

    I’m from Florida and what a wonderful giveaway! Please stop by my blog as I am having a giveaway too 🙂

  • Janet Lucas Jul 5, 2009

    I came here via crispyquilts. I have always wanted to do a drunkards path quilt. I hope this is my chance.

  • Mary L Jul 5, 2009

    I’ve made a Drunkard’s Path quilt, and Winding Ways is still on my to do list.
    Mary from Kansas
    .-= Mary L´s last blog ..Happy 4th of July! =-.

  • Di Jul 5, 2009

    I am from the land downunder in Adelaide Australia. I would love the Winding ways..

  • Sara Jul 5, 2009

    Great giveaway. I will remember to post on my blog tomorrow (I hope!).
    Love the Christmas Baltimore Album that you have been working on!
    I am a bit behind with blogging but it looks like you have been busy!
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..Happy Belated 4th of July! =-.

  • Sue A Jul 5, 2009

    Thanks for putting up the contest.
    I have been following the Christmas Baltimore Quilt and it is beautiful.
    Happy belated 4th to all, hope you all enjoyed the holiday.

  • Elaine Jul 5, 2009

    Hi I’m from the state of Washington and those templates look great. I also am enjoying your Christmas Baltimore album. I love those kind of applique quilts.
    I plan on posting your giveaway on my blog tomorrow.
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..Pink Hawaii =-.

  • Joyce Barham Jul 5, 2009

    Hi! I’m from Arkansas. Beautiful place to live. I’ve loved your blog since I found it a couple of years ago. I’ve been enjoying your Christmas Baltimore Album.

    I would like the Winding Ways templates, if I win.


  • grace Jul 5, 2009

    count me in … what a wonderful idea … and if i win cant wait to try … been meaning to do the quilt using the first templet … so it would be wonderful … have an amazing day from wi …

  • Kim Jul 5, 2009

    I’ve never used templates for quilts before! Would definately be fun…If I win I’ll make up my mind (or just take the one the other person doesn’t want)…as usual I want both! 🙂

    I’m from Poynette, Wisconsin…a very small town just North of Madison 🙂
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Happy Fourth of July! =-.

  • Helz Jul 5, 2009

    Hello There from Queensland AUSTRALIA… Have only just this past week been introduced to Templates & Luv them ! The ‘Winding Ways’ beckon… have posted about your great Giveaway too…
    .-= Helz´s last blog ..Quilt’s etc… =-.

  • JANET IN MICHIGAN Jul 5, 2009


  • marina Jul 6, 2009

    Saw your giveaway on Helens blog. I am from Melbourne, Australia.
    If I was lucky enough to win I’d love the Drunkards path template. I have always wanted to try it.
    Will post on my blog too!
    .-= marina´s last blog ..it must be love =-.

  • Hedgehog Jul 6, 2009

    What a lovely give-away! Hello from here in Finland!
    .-= Hedgehog´s last blog ..A Few More Sources of Inspiration =-.

  • Ruth Oblinski Jul 6, 2009

    I too love Marti Michells Winding Ways. Thanks for a great blog!

  • Sue Cahill Jul 6, 2009

    Hello from Sue in Niagara Falls, NY.

    I would love to win the Winding Ways templates though the Drunkard’s Path would be excellent too.

    Thanks so much for the chance.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  • Bren Jul 6, 2009

    I love Marti Mitchell! I have her 4″ template set and book B (I believe) I have used it many times!
    I am from Northern IL and am a hand quilter. I came over to your generous giveawy from Crispy!
    .-= Bren´s last blog ..Beautiful! =-.

  • Linda Jul 6, 2009

    I got your blog info from dyedquilting.blogspot.com and thought I’d come see what you’re all about. Am going to add you to my favorites. Marti Michell came to our guild to teach and now I love her templates. I’d love the ‘Winding Way’ templates. Have her ‘Wedding Ring’ template and am still in the process of making it. Thanks for being so generous!!!

  • Anya Jul 6, 2009

    What a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance, Karen. If I had to choose, I think I’d choose the Drunkard’s Path templates! Thanks again.
    .-= Anya´s last blog ..Finishing Touches =-.

  • Arizona Jul 6, 2009

    I’d love to win! I checked out her website and really like the Winding Ways and Sunburst templates; they’re awesome! I’m in Chicago, Illinois.
    .-= Arizona´s last blog ..The ORB Quilt =-.

  • Jittina Jul 6, 2009

    Hi, I’m Jittina and I’m from the Netherlands.
    If I win I would like to have the Drunkards Path templates. Haven’t sewn any curves yet, but I really like the patterns you can make with it.


  • Tara Jul 6, 2009

    Hi! I’m a new quilter from northern Colorado! You quilts are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win–better lste than never to jump on that giveaway bandwagon!
    .-= Tara´s last blog ..Quilting Retreat with Amanda Jean! =-.

  • Mariana Páscoa Jul 6, 2009

    Hi Karen! Greatings from Portugal, southern Europe! I’m just giving my first steps in Quilting and i am totaly in love with it! I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and i think you are completely insane by making the dear jane quilt. I will try it one day! I really love it. Take care and keep showing your great quilts.
    .-= Mariana Páscoa´s last blog .. =-.

  • riikka Jul 6, 2009

    I’m living in Ireland, but moving soon back to Finland.
    I found your blog via ‘that quilt’, I just start my Baby Jane two
    weeks ago… after finishing my first quilt. Yours Dear Jane looks fab.
    Never used any templates, but like to try.

  • Mary Jul 6, 2009

    I’m in Alberta, Canada. I just started a block of the month using Marti’s templates. They are great, my blocks are turning out perfect, which makes me very happy.

  • CJ Jul 6, 2009

    I’m in Alberta, Canada too. I’d love to try out the templates. I think if I won I’d choose drunkards path. I’ve been seeing some interesting quilts with that pattern that I think would be a fun thing to play with scraps on.
    .-= CJ´s last blog ..Building Blocks – Fast Flying Geese =-.

  • Jackie Jul 6, 2009

    I am from Placentia, California (Orange County). I would love to win the Winding Ways templates. I have never tried templates before, so this would be a first for me.
    Thank you,
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Disney Probes Monorail Crash =-.

  • Miri Jul 6, 2009

    Hi from northern Israel! This is a great give-away 🙂 I have never used acrylic templates and would love to try them out…either pattern would do! Thanks!

  • Jennifer Jul 6, 2009

    Hi – just stumbled on your blog from the comment you left on Pioneer Woman’s site.

    I’d love to be entered! I’m currently in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and hopefully within the next week or two all my household goods will be delivered – which includes the sewing machine I shipped from the states.

    Best wishes from an overseas Army wife,

    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Kabuki Theater Meets Glam Rock =-.

  • Beth Jul 6, 2009

    Hi Im Beth from Queensland Australia
    I would be happy with either pattern thank you for the chance
    hugs Beth

  • Sherry R Jul 6, 2009

    Howdy from northeast Texas!

    Templates are so easy to work with. I would like the Winding Ways templates. What a great giveaway!

    I have mentioned your giveaway on my blog.
    .-= Sherry R´s last blog ..Baking and Sewing =-.

  • Anne C Jul 6, 2009

    Hi, great giveaway. I am from South Australia which is obviously in Australia and I’d be happy with either set. I’ll mention your giveaway on my blog at Snailpatches. Thanks, Anne.
    .-= Anne C´s last blog ..Of fighting flu bugs and finishing a birthday quilt top =-.

  • Ilana Jul 6, 2009

    I’m from Lancaster, CA.

  • anna Jul 6, 2009

    HI Karen,
    I love Marti’s templates- I have the winding ways ones and used them to make a quilt this past fall- the quilt just needs some borders and to be quilted- the top is altogether. I used batiks and it is quite pretty.
    For this reason my choice would be the other set.
    My name is Anna and I hail from Edmonton Alberta Canada.
    Warmest regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
    .-= anna´s last blog ..Sunflowers Everywhere =-.

  • Kit Jul 6, 2009

    Here through Field Trips in Fibre – but I’d love to win the templates. I have Drunkard’s path in three sizes so winding way would be great. Now I’m off to read some of your blog. Finding out about giveaways is a great way to find out about new blogs too! 🙂
    .-= Kit´s last blog ..Strawberry Sundae =-.

  • Wanda Jul 6, 2009

    Hello from the midwest, IL to be exact. I have always wanted to make Winding ways so they are the ones I would choose.
    .-= Wanda´s last blog .. =-.

  • Nancy B in Michigan Jul 6, 2009

    What a great blog! I just stumbled onto your creativity. It’s a great read her in the upper midwest of Michigan.

  • Hi Karen!
    What a gorgeous giveaway!
    I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina and love to quilt!
    Both templates are Amazing!
    Thank you for sharing!
    .-= Sandy in Buenos Aires´s last blog ..500 Visits Giveaway…My first one! =-.

  • Momo Jul 7, 2009

    Hi! Thank you for the chance to win such a nice giveaway! I am from Germany, from a little town near hannover. If I would win, I’d choose the winding-ways …. 🙂

    Greetings from Germany (a very hot summer day)


  • rose red Jul 7, 2009

    I’m from Washington State (waving). What a wonderful giveaway! Love your blog!

  • Astrid Jul 7, 2009

    HI! I’m originally from Norway, now living in Mauritius.
    I’ve read about Marti’s templates, but don’t have any. If I’m the lucky winner it doesn’t really matter to me which one I get. It’s a great giveaway Karen!
    .-= Astrid´s last blog ..Zigzag quilt progress =-.

  • Caron Mosey Jul 7, 2009

    I’m from Michigan…and I love your blog!
    .-= Caron Mosey´s last blog ..It’s July? Already? =-.

  • joyce Jul 7, 2009

    I live in Mantioba, Canada just a couple of miles north of North Dakota. I’d love either of the templates.

  • Ruth Bowman Jul 7, 2009

    I think you are very generous in wanting to giveaway a prize to someone. Of course I would LOVE to win it.
    Also that Christmas Baltimore Quilt is going to be beautiful. I like applique, but am not very good at it. Thanks again for your generosity.
    my email address is ruthbowman@gmail.com.

  • Debbie Jul 7, 2009

    A big “Hey, ya’ll from Alabama! Whoopee, a givaway! Count me in! (And I do love your blog, too!)
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..I won’t suffer in silence… =-.

  • Zarina Jul 7, 2009

    Ooh – me, i want the drunkard path, one of the quilt I want to do in my life time.

    I’m Zarina from malaysia.

  • Oddbjørg Pedersen Jul 7, 2009

    What a great Giveaway! I would be very happy to be one of he winners:-)
    Greetings from Oddbjørg in Norway

  • Ann Jul 7, 2009

    I don’t drink so drunkard’s path is the one for me.
    Thank you for letting us play.

  • Ann Jul 7, 2009

    Whoops – PA here but a Jersey Girl at Heart.

  • Colleen Jul 7, 2009

    Hello from Southeastern Wisconsin :o) Love both sets so I would be absolutely delighted with either one! And 332 posts.. you have been doing this awhile!
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..I Won! =-.

  • Sherri I Jul 7, 2009

    Karen, I am “next door” in Oklahoma. I have been reading and enjoying your blog for some time now. Your giveaway makes it even better1 Thanks.

  • Cris Jul 7, 2009

    Hi! My name is Cris and I live in western Washington near the Canadian border (British Columbia) and in the Puget Sound area. I am not a blogger. Found this site through Crispy. Would be very pleased to receive the Winding Ways templates. Have never used Marti’s templates. Have seen her demos on the Net at various sites. Thanks for the opportunity to receive a give-away. : o)
    Cris in WA

  • Susan Jul 8, 2009

    I’ve just had my “one week” anniversary with my blog!! Seems along way from what you’ve done with yours!!! But I know like all things in the crafty world, it’s one stitch at a time.
    W. Australia
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Christmas in July =-.

  • Wenche Jul 8, 2009

    Hi Karen. This is a good give-away. Someone will be pleased to win and you will be pleased to have room for something new 🙂
    I see that you are making the Dear Jane quilt. Just hang in there no matter how long it takes. In the end you will have a beautiful quilt. I have made two and participated in several swaps giving me five more. This quilt seems to multiply over the years. 🙂 I made my first in 1999-2001.
    .-= Wenche´s last blog ..I finished two more VV blocks =-.

  • Wenche Jul 8, 2009

    Forgot to tell you where I’m from. My country is Norway and my town is Drammen, and the sun is shining today 🙂
    .-= Wenche´s last blog ..I finished two more VV blocks =-.

  • Tingelingeling Jul 8, 2009

    Hello from middle of Norway! I found your blog on LeKaQuilt! I wish you a lovely summer!! 😉
    From Tingelingeling ( Ingelin )
    .-= Tingelingeling´s last blog ..Dagdriverliv og små innrømmelser.. =-.

  • Karen Jul 8, 2009

    I am leaving a comment here from Inger Marie from Denmark, she couldn’t get a comment to post for some reason so sent an e mail instead.

  • Martha Jul 8, 2009

    HI, I have just found your blog. I’m in South Carolina and have been a serious quilter for about 9 years. I would love to win the Winding Ways templates as I have the other. I have no blog but you certainly have a nice one. Have a great day!

  • Kate Jul 8, 2009

    Hi, I am from Denmark. what a great Giveaway.
    You have a nice blog.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Give Away =-.

  • Karin Wastesson Jul 8, 2009

    I’d absolutely love to win the Marti Michell templates. I just love them.
    I’m Karin and I live in Sweden.
    What a great blog you have!
    Quiltingwishes to everyone!
    .-= Karin Wastesson´s last blog ..Blå Strip Twist nästan färdig =-.

  • arlette Jul 9, 2009

    Hello from Costa Rica!, you have a lovely blog and I’d like to have the chance to win one of your giveaways, this is the link of my blog http://www.arlette0521.blogspot.com, visit me, although I’m an amateur, I’ll add your giveaway on my blog. Keep quilting!
    .-= arlette´s last blog .. =-.

  • Ellice Jul 10, 2009

    Hi Karen, I don’t know if I am too late for this give away, but I will leave the post anyway. If I am not too late, I would really love to win the give away, as I have just started quilting, and am beginning my collection of templates, so that i can design my own quilts for my grandchildren. Here’s hoping…………

    I am now about to check out your blog, so nice meeting you in this way.


    .-= Ellice´s last blog ..First project finished at last 🙂 =-.

  • Lena Karen Jul 11, 2009

    If it’s not to late, I’d like to have the chance to win one of your giveaways – I do not have any of them, so . …. See you!
    .-= Lena Karen´s last blog ..Noen nye stoff =-.

  • Eva Johansson Jul 12, 2009

    Hello from Sweden and the west cost and the city Varberg.I like to have the chance to win one of your give aways.Thank you ….

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