Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Journal Blog Give-Away

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” 
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

Michele Foster is once again organizing a blog hop give-away. The theme this time is "giving thanks." I am most thankful for Michele for all that she does to make this happen.

I decided to give away one of my recent journals made with my quilt-as-you-go (all three layers are sewn at once) technique. I started teaching this technique more than 15 years ago. It began because I kept hearing my students complain about having UFOs and/or not being happy with their machine quilting and/or not being able to afford to have someone quilt for them.  I called my first quilt "Dropping out of the Conga Line to Do the Merengue." It even uses a 1970s green and yellow polka dot polyester fabric that a friend claimed I could never use in a quilt and have it work. She actually bowed down to me when she saw the quilt. It hangs in my dining room as a reminder of taking a risk and having it work out.

The journal has a pencil holder in the back, a bookmark and can be reused because it is made for composition books which can be easily found. I sell these journals for $45-$65.


Now for the rules.

Read Carefully:

1. I will ship internationally.
2. I won't be responsible if the package gets lost in the mail. Hasn't happened yet.
3. Winner will be announced on November 26. I will not track you down so make sure you either check back or leave an easy way for me to contact you so I can get your address. If you don't leave contact info and I don't hear from you within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
4.  I love the people who follow my blog and want them to know it so my followers will get their names put into the hat twice.

Enjoy the hop!

105 comments:

  1. What a generous give-away. I'd love to win your journal . . .

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  2. I would love to win your lovely journal.

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  3. Karen, how kind of you! I would be honored to be given custody of your journal.

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  4. I love you A.A. Milne quote! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Very cool journal. Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  6. Love the journal. Great idea for orphan blocks. Thanks.

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  7. What a nice giveaway thanks for sharing

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  8. I love all your giveaways.....still hoping to be a winner someday!

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  9. What a wonderful gift and a great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  10. I love the notebook! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I love your blog and have just followed it, I like the idea of your notebook too.

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely journal .

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  13. Thanks for a chance to win... hope I do

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  14. I really enjoy QAYG quilts. Thanks for the chance to win! I am following you via Bloglovin' now!

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  15. new follower on GFC. Thanks. I am here for the party! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win your journal.

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  17. I love that journal and I think your blog is awesome. I'm a new follower. Thanks!

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  18. I have followed your blog for a long time now and I love your journal- it is such a terrific quote and creating things is such a satisfying and fulfilling way to live life. I love seeing the different ways people create with fabric or beads or yarn or metal ....
    Regards from Alberta, Canada,
    Anna

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  19. I love your journal. Everyone need a journal! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  20. I've never done a journal. Would love it to keep my quilting projects info in. I follow you via e-mail and FB

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  21. Such a unique journal and giveaway :) I hope I am worthy!!

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  22. Great to see your blog. I'd love to own one of your journal covers. Oyveyquilts@yahoo.com

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  23. Thanks for the picture of the journal Karen -it's worth more than a thousand words.
    Each new post to your blog makes me think...and often smile. Happy ThanksGiving.

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  24. Such a lovely journal! thank you!

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  25. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway.
    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  26. This journal looks wonderful! I love the colours and butterflies belong to my favourite species! Thanks for the chance :)

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  27. Beautiful journal, thanks for your generosity and the chance :)

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  28. The journal is beautiful, what a wonderful way to inspire writing.

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  29. Lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance to enter. I love to see these journal covers. So many ways to design them.

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  30. I would love the chance to win your journal. Thanks.

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  31. Lovely giveaway - thanks so much. I'm a new GFC follower (& I added you to my Bloglovin' list).

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  32. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  33. Thanks for this giveaway. This journal would be perfect for me. I collect and register butterflies and moths.

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  34. Love your piglet quote, Winnie the pooh is so cute. Love the journal.

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  35. Danke für die schöne Verlosung. Ich versuche gerne mein Glück.

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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  36. what a thoughtful gift to offer! thank you! dfnanney@gmail.com

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  37. Thank you for sharing this lovely journal cover! Happy Thanksgiving!

    braba@bellsouth.net

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  38. I just found your blog through this blog hop. That journal cover is really wonderful, love the colors. Thanks for this give-a-way.

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  39. What a wonderful journal cover. Thanks for the give away.

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  40. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comNovember 22, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Your journal cover is beautiful and I like that it can be used over and over again! Thanks for the great give away.

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  41. Lovely journal cover.
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  42. Piglet's quote is wonderful! Great giveaway. Thank you. I am a follower.

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  43. I will try! Thank you! Very curious what's in it!!

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  44. I am an avid follower. Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway. Wishing you a superb weekend. I find your blog really inspiring. Thanks for sharing your world with the rest of the world!

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  45. What a lovely giveaway. I love your mission statement to. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

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  46. This could be the invisible red thread? Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

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  47. oh my, your journal is absolutely gorgeous! I just bought a composition book that has graph paper so that I can sketch quilting ideas. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Have a great holiday season.

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  49. Lovely giveaway! :) Hope I´m lucky :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  50. Thanks for the opportunity to win your journal. I would love to win.

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  51. This is beautiful. Thank you for a thoughtful giveaway. It is lovely to meet you on the blog hop.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  52. I love your journals!
    Thank you for a fantastic giveaway!

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  53. What a gorgeous journal cover! Thank you for sharing this lovely prize.
    emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

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  54. What a lovely journal cover. I would be thrilled to win it! I do so enjoy reading your blog.

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  55. What a beautiful journal cover. You are very talented. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

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  56. I don't have a journal for 2014 yet so this would be a great win for me. I follow your blog via email. Thanks for a chance to win.
    jeannegwin@gmail.com
    jeannegwin.blogspot.com

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  57. So beautiful! Would love to win:-)

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  58. Gorgeous journal cover! I`d love the chance to win your wonderful giveaway.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  59. I am now a follower! Thanks for offering such a lovely gift.

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  60. Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely journals.

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  61. Beautiful journal cover!
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  62. I would love to win one of your journal covers, thanks for the chance!

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  63. Love your work and your philosophy

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  64. The journal sounds wonderful!

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  65. So beautiful! I agree that taking chances is necessary to find the creative spark.

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  66. Love your journal! Would love the opportunity to win! Thank for the chance!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. Your covers are beautiful!

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  68. Awesome journal! How generous of you.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. Beautiful journal cover, would love to win.

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  70. Your journal is amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. Those compositions books are the best!

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  72. This looks great Karen, thanks!!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com

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  73. I''ve always been a piglet fan...nice quote!!!
    Beautiful journal!!!

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  74. How beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

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  75. Lovely mission statement and lovely gift. Thank you.

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  76. This is a lovely item, thank you. I have added you to my Wordpress reader and shall come back to see your work.
    ljridge4511 (at) gmail (dot) com
    lisainporthope.wordpress.com

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  77. Your work is beautiful Karen, thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful journals.

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  78. Love the journal idea. Interested in the QAYG method actually. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  79. Thanks for the chance to win. Such a pretty cover!

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  80. Your journal would be a nice gift. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.

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  81. I would love to write in your work of art... gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.

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  82. Lovely, it has two of my favorite things, Butterflies and the word CREATE. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  83. ohh it's beautiful with the butterfly

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  84. Lovely journal cover. Thanks for the chance to win.
    dragonfly (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  85. Great giveaway. I love the journal shown, hope its the prize. HINT HINT Jackie

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  86. Lovely journal! I signed up to follow you on JFC.
    beth.sebastian@gmail.com

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  87. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely journal. and thanks for being part of the blog hop

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  88. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  89. I love journals! I'd love to win yours! debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  90. Cool quote. I would probably end up passing on the journal since I know a writer who would love this. sigh. ll_gee at hotmail dot com

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  91. Beautiful journal, thank you for the chance to w in.
    sharoneujones@gmail.com

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  92. I like your journal cover. The butterfly is beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  93. I'm a new follower. I love those journals and use them all the time.

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  94. I follow by email. The journal is striking, thanks for the giveaway.
    Looking forward to watching all your creativity.

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  95. Cool journal. I journal my quilt work in composition books too but never thought of adding a cover AND a place for a pencil. Clever indeed.

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