Thursday, 15 July 2010

Lots of lovely mail...

Last week I was finally a 2nd prize winner on one of Bearpaw's lovely giveaways.. They are always full of lovely goodies so I was very pleased to win this lovely book! It tells you lots of stories of individuals who have organised quilting for a diverse amount of goals, all for charity, from quilting for disaster victims, to war heros, to children with illness etc etc.. It tells the stories and also gives some easy patterns you may use to make some of your own and help the effort of your choice.

I have always known quilters are the most generous,supportive, fantastic bunch of people but it is heartwarming to see all the projects and the good that is being done. This being an American book, most are from the USA, but there are plenty of organisations that operate world wide (Project Linus e.g.) and in the UK there are a lot of UK based ones too doing the same thing.



Thank you for this beautiful and inspirational book Jo !!

AND....



It's here, it's HERE!! Wow... I won this back in March in a contest by Ann of Prairie Primrose Stitches and the Electric Quilt Company (see post here)and it finally arrived! Just look on the back of the box of all the lovely things you will be able to do!



I can't wait to start learning how to use it!! I immediately loaded it, but, being hopeless with technology, I will need to take the manual, and learn the hard way, step by step...(not like my kids who go.. tapety tapety tap and the most wonderful things appear on the computer as by magic... - showing my age here - lol!)....

Thank you Ann, for hosting this event and having me win! and thank you Electric Quilt Company for putting up this wonderful prize!

10 comments:

Terrie Sandelin said...

Two lovely giveaways! Do have fun playing with EQ -- as you know, I absolutely love that program.

Lauranie said...

Congrats girl!! Now your quilts will be even MORE fantastic!! Sorry I've been soooo absent lately...busy, busy and NEVER home it seems!! Been enjoying all of your wonderful pictures of your lovely town! And all of those actors are just TOO BEAUTIFUL for words...are they locals? Hope to stay more current with my comments, but might not until August when school starts back :(

Micki said...

Have fun with EQ7...It should be incredible for you!
Micki

Lizzie said...

Congratulations, what a lovely postie day..!! Looks like an awesome book and you'll love EQ7. Don't be worried about working it all out, you'll get there. I've had mine for a few weeks now and I'm still figuring it out....
Lizzie
xxx

Cathy said...

Ahh i love a good postie day, yours looks great! Perhaps we can muddle through eq7 together, you are a step ahead of me, I haven't even removed mine from the packet yet. xo

Lynne said...

Oh my gosh - what lovely wins - I can't wait to hear how yout get on with EQ - it looks totally fabulous but whether I'd ever master it is a different matter!

Cat B said...

ohhhhhh I'm just excited about the writing/note paper and those gorgeous Russian dolls!
How very lucky of you to be a winner - xxx
Enjoy
Cat

Kelly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!

Catherine said...

The postie was kind to you today. What a great haul! Congratulations on your win! That book sounds really interesting and you going to have fun with that software once you've got it sussed.

Leila said...

What great winnings! I'm curious to see how you'll get on with the EQ7 I'm really liking the option of scanning in your own fabrics, you'd be able to get such an accurate design!