30 Days, 30 Gifts, Day 12 Winner

Well, today is my birthday, and my youngest son wants to be sure he gives me as many hugs as I am old today ….He’s pretty much kept me warm most of the day!  It’s funny, though – I was thinking about a ‘few’ years ago when I turned 10.  Having 6 sisters growing up, my folks didn’t really have much for extras – especially when it came to entertainment.  Well, I felt like the luckiest girl on earth that day – my mom was taking us to Disneyland!    She didn’t tell us where we were going as we were driving down the road, but when I saw the top of that Matterhorn, I don’t think I was ever so excited!  Well … being that it was Veteran’s Day (basically, we had the day off from school on the 12th), we weren’t the only ones with this idea.  It was VERY crowded.  I remember looking around and just seeing a sea of people. 

Well, my mom (who was pregnant, then) wasn’t enjoying it and decided we needed to leave (I was pretty disappointed at first!).  So, she decided to do Plan B – she took us to Knotts Berry Farm (her favorite when she was a kid).  Wow.  I don’t know how she afforded it, and I knew it was an unreasonable stretch financially.  But, looking back to my childhood, it was by far one of my most memorable birthdays.  But, here’s the great part.  About 2 weeks ago I was going through some ‘memorabilia’ and I found this little suede purse with an apple appliqued on it.  I opened it up, and inside it were the Disneyland tickets (yes – I’ll date myself here – the book with remaining A,B,C,E Rides!) & Knotts Berry Farm ticket stubs from that day!  I was so tickled to find those tickets – and the purse was a gift I received that day.   A trip down memory lane can be so fun!

We have been receiving so many blogs from you all — thank you!  I’ve totally lost count, but I think we are well over 300 – and they just keep coming.  On Sunday we are going to announce another ‘Grand Prize’ – and this is so cool!  But, that means you have to keep doing those good deeds and letting us know what you are up to.  If you’ve been reading what others are up to, you will see that there is such a plethora of ideas out there.  I want to thank you ALL for making this world a better place – even in the smallest little deeds!

Vintage Homestead

Our Day 12 Winner is…
10/30  #24– Alice-  Congratulations and Thank you!

Because Alice did a good deed, she receives a Fat Quarter Bundle from one of my favorites – Whimsicals Quilts by Terri Degenkolb – the Vintage Homestead Collection.  Thank you!

30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners!

With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays ahead of us, we decided that it was time to let all of our quilting Givingfriends know how special you all are to us.  So, we have a special event planned for the month of November – 30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners!  We hope you all will participate .. not for us, but for those around you!

What Homespun Hearth has Planned:
A Month Of Giving from Homespun Hearth! That’s right – for 30 days we will give 30 gifts to 30 winners for the entire month of November!  Every day we are going to select one participant to receive a special gift from Homespun Hearth.  We know that a lot of people have struggled financially over the past couple of years, and yet this hasn’t stopped them from being kind to others and doing good deeds.  We believe that there’s no better person than a quilter, and we know that you are giving a helping hand at every turn.  We want to let you all know that we appreciate who you are and what you do, and so we would like to reward you the best way we know how … with great quilting goodies! 

How to win:
 30 days, 30 gifts, 30 winners … and one of those could be you! What’s the catch, you ask? No catch! Well, not really. Here is how it goes – for the month of November, we want to ‘reward’ those of you who do a special deed or act  of kindness for somebody… anybody – and you just have to let us know!   And don’t be shy.  What you do may sometimes go unnoticed, but we want to make sure that this time it does not!  Simply post your deed or act on this blog, and we will put your name in the ‘Drawing Pot’.  Well, it isn’t actually a pot.  It’s more like a bowl.  A huge bowl.  But, it works!  Once you tell us your story, you are eligible for a drawing every day of the month.  You can only win one of the daily prizes,  but everybody who does any act of kindness or special deed will be placed in the grand prize drawing … a wonderfulf Queen Size Quilt Kit from our Quilt-a-lisious Grab Bag!  You can do one act all month, or you can get more chances to win if you get your name added every day  by doing a daily deed!  You just have to let us know .  Mostly, we know  that the quilting community will be impressed at the wonderful nature of our quilters!

What we are giving:
We have some pretty great stuff we are giving away – everything from yards of fabric, the new Better Homes & Garden 2010 Quilting Calendar, fat quarter bundles, quilt kits, jelly rolls and books, just to name a few.  Every gift will come specially wrapped, plus you will recieve an additional shopping coupon for your next order at Homespun Hearth!

So, starting today all you have to do is blog something here that you have done today that was just a bit more than you needed to.  Just post to this blog, and beginning on Sunday November 1st, we will begin to draw names!

Thank you for being so giving!

Teresa & the entire Homespun Hearth Customer Care Team!

Gotcha! And Take A Guess …

Woohoo!  We have a winner!  And, I think we stumped most of you this time!  The adorable picture is that of Renee Plains of Liberty Star!  Renee has been a designer of ours for many years.  If you are not familiar with her patterns, click here!  And, the winner is Rachel W — congratulations!

Before we give you today’s challenge, we want to let you know that we have just started our Happy Hubby Sales … and what fun it is!  Lots of Fabrics and Kits are on sale … enough to make your hubby so happy when he sees how much you’ve saved! 

So, today we have a fun challenge.  All you have to do is Guess How Many Signatures are on our Hope Quilt!   If you would like an opportunity to win this, simply place a donation in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk .. to this link … and we will enter your name into the drawing which will be held on July 12.   Good Luck!  And, your hint:  Something between 50 & 100 !!!

Hope Quilt Challenge & Monday Madness

We have a winner!  The sweet pearly whites of the Friday Challenge is … Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree Quilts, and the winner is …. Kathy Savage!  Great job Kathy!  Did you know that we have found and just listed  a TON of Fig Tree Classic Fabrics, INCLUDING – Folklorique, Cornucopia, and Yuletide Blessings?  Plus, we have a TON of Fig Tree Quilt Patterns at Homespun Hearth

Before we go on to the next picture, we have a Monday Madness Blog Special … today save 30% on the Thimbleberries Lodge & Lakeside 6″ Sweet Roll.  Use Coupon Code: BLTLL30 to receive your discount in the shopping cart.  Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow us on Twitter .. that little birdies sometimes brings little savings twits that youdon’t want to miss!

Okay, so moving on to the Who’s Who Challenge.

Hint: This one is very patriot.. loves dolls... miniature quilts ... and has been a Homespun Hearth designer since the very beginning in 2001 !

Hint: This one is very patriot.. loves dolls... miniature quilts ... and has been a Homespun Hearth designer since the very beginning in 2001 !

Good Luck!

Who’s Who Challenge Continues …

We have a winner .. .and we are a couple of days behind.  How did that happen?  No Idea .. except there is simply never enough time in the day!  We’ve been adding lots and lots of what we call “Classic Fabrics” .. fabrics from some of your favorite collections that have been around for a long time, but have been hidden away in a dark closet for a special time … and that is now!   So, the winner of the Challenge #3 is …. Jenna.  Congratulations!   Keep up the great work!
  Will the fabrics in her booth give her away?

So, now we move on to Challenge #4.  Before we do, here is the ‘hidden’ promotion code … save 10% on your entire Homespun Hearth Order – you must use code BBH784   … this code is valid through Saturday 6/13 – midnight EST – excludes ‘ZM’ items – and remember, free shipping with orders over $150, we ship in 24 hours, and, most importantly, you will be rewarded with a wonderful shopping experience.    Okay – back to the challenge.  First, we want to take a moment to thank you for your donations toward the Avon Walk  … and good luck winning the quilt!  Avon is having a problem with our website, so hopefully it will reflect the correct donations (approx $6,000!), in the next few days.   In the mean time, you have your work cut out for you… again …. So, who is this? Don’t you just love this booth?   Don’t you love all of those quilts?

Will the fabrics in her booth give her away?

Good luck all!  And, be sure to use your discount while it lasts!

The Silver Needle Wool & Naked Sheep Society

Watch Your Wooly End!

Watch Your Wooly End!

Before I do the Who’s Who Challenge,c I wanted to get this blog out … We are SOOO excited! One thing we did at Quilt Market is re-stock our wool department … and it is going to explode! This is where The Silver Needle Wool & Naked Sheep Society was born! We also designed 5 more wool programs that, if you are even the tiniest bit of a wool enthusiast, you are going to love it! I’m not going to elaborate here. OK – so I’ll elaborate some. Stash programs, Auto-ship programs, Christmas programs … woops … that’s it. Check it out!

Who’s Who Challenge #3

Good Morning Everybody!   Today we had the most beautiful sunrise here in Colorado.  I woke up early, and realized that the sun was creeping up at 4:45am … that’s just not right!  But, I did get up anyway – it’s amazing how much a person can look at when there is peace and quiet!

Okay, before I go on to the Who’s Who Challenge, I want to let you know that you really need to check back here a bit later today … especially of you love wool and/or fabric!

So, we have a winner … and more people joining the contest!  Today’s winner of a Free yard of  Breast Cancer fabric is Jenna!  Great job Jenna — the answer was “Joined at the Hip”.   We appreciate all of your answers … right or not-so-right!

And to remind all of you, we are keeping track of all winning answers, and the 3 people with the most correct answers receive a Breast Cancer Fat Quarter Bundle and a Homespun Hearth Shopping Spree!

Hint:  Mother & Daughter Quilt until the <i>Cups </i> Runneth Over!

Hint: Mother & Daughter Quilt until the Cup Runneth Over!

This is going to bit a bit tougher … but if you look close at their booth, you may get a hint or two!
Isn’t this quilt just taking on a life of its own?  Thank you for your donations, and good luck!
Good luck and we hope to see you just a bit later!
Teresa

Who’s Who Signature Quilt Challenge … Winner and New Challenge

And we have a winner! Lynette Anderson was pictured yesterday, and we had a few who guessed her. So, with our random drawing …. tada – the winner of a yard of Breast Cancer Fabric is “Becca”! Congratulations! Also, we want to thank all of you who made donations yesterday – and good luck winning the quilt!

So, we move on to our next Who’s Who Challenge with an up int the ante, too.  We are going to keep track of everybody who correctly guesses the designers, and at the end of the month, we will send the top 3 a Breast Cancer Fat Quarter Bundle, and a 15%  Homespun Hearth shopping spree!  If there are more than 3 of you who tie, then we will have a drawing for the winners

These two friends are really "Hip Chicks"

Hint: These two friends are really "Hip Chicks"

Finally, if you missed yesterday’s Newsletter with our New Items, Memories and more, Click Here.
Have a great weekend!

Hope Quilt … Who’s Who Challenge!

First, we want to thank all of the wonderful people who signed the Hope Signature Quilt at Quilt Market! As many of you know, Quilt Market is THE place to meet all of your favorite designers … and the enthusiam over signing the quilt was overwhelming!

So, for the next few weeks, we are going to play a game of “Who’s Who Challenge” … We will post a picture here of a designer who  signed the quilt … and you just have to send a comment to tell us who it is! Every day we will run a drawing for all guesses, and the winner will receive a yard of specialy Breast Cancer Fabric! And, for those of you who would like the opportunity to win this quilt, be sure to visit the Bolting Quilt Divas page on our web site Here!

Who is this fun lady ... Hint:  she is a great twitterer, and she could easily have a pet kangaroo!

So, who is this mysterious designer?
Hint:  She is a great twitters, and she could easily
have a kangaroo as a pet! Good Luck!

Hope Signature Breast Cancer Quilt Revealed!

To begin, we hope you enjoyed the sound track below … I’m still giggling. It’s a great exerpt to listen to if you are ever down in the dumps … there’s no getting through it without at least a smile.

The Bolting Quilt Diva's Hope Signature Quilt

The Bolting Quilt Diva's Hope Signature Quilt


Okay, the day many of you have been waiting for is finally here … the big reveal of our Hope Signature Quilt that we are raffling off! Julie designed this quilt, and I love that the two ‘people’ walking arm in arm really depict the love and support for each other — exactly what we feel in our hearts about this great cause.

We are so excited by this quilt …. if you look close, you can see we have so many fun spots for a quilt to be signed. And, guess what? We are bringing it to Market with us! We are going to visit all of your favorite designers to see if they would like to be a part of this – all they have to do is sign the quilt. We will keep everybody updated via Twitter …

Close up of some of the signature blocks

Close up of some of the signature blocks

We are so looking forward to the Avon Walk in June … and are well on our way to exceeding the minimums and approach that goal of $50,000 raised. We know that this quilt, when signed by all of our favorite designers, is going to be a quilter’s dream!

We believe that very few people have not been impacted to some degree by this deadly disease, and are doing all we can to help … we hope you will join us! To learn more about the Avon Walk, click here.