Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sorry I'm so late in posting the last winner of the drawings...the winner of the $20 gift certificate to the Farmer's dotter quilt retreat is Lisa! I've had bed and breakfast guests this week and this weekend was Kooper Dane's 4th birthday and we had extra family here visiting, so not much free time! Keep watching for drawings later and thanks to all of you who are new followers. Merry Christmas to all of you, if I don't get back for a few days!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The photos today are of my quilt retreat...you can read more about them on my website...the link is on the bedroom picture of my sidebar.
Today and tomorrow I'll be having a drawing for a $20 gift certificate towards a stay at the Farmer's Dotter quilt retreat that I have here in my home in Southwest Iowa. I live in the midwest, 2 hours away from Des Moines, Iowa, Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kansas City. I love to have quilters and bed and breakfast guests too! So if you're up for a road trip, join in the drawing! I will draw for it sometime Friday afternoon, so keep on entering until I draw!
Yesterday winner of the pattern for a tiny quilt pattern is Lee...email me your address...thanks to all for entering!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sorry I'm a little slow today...my new grandson, Kruz needed a little snuggle time with Grandma...his mom is having back troubles, so Grandpa and I are helping out.
Any way....yesterday's prize winner is Jeanne. Email me your address and I'll get the pin cushion pattern in the mail to you!
Today's prize is another pattern I've designed to look like an antique doll quilt. I love antique quilts (who doesn't!) and I design my patterns to look like antique quilts. I have quite a collection of vintage fabrics and feed sacks, so several of my kits are made out of the older textiles. I sell patterns and kits for these on Etsy and would also be willing to sell them wholesale, if anyone is interested, please email or call me.
This little quilt measures 8" x 8".
Thanks for taking the time to look and enter my drawing!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I'm giving away something every day this week, so keep stopping by and leaving comments so I can enter you in the drawings! I'm in the blog hop at the Quilting Gallery and there are over 240 other quilters who are also giving away prizes...lots of fun, but I warn you, it takes lots of time to look at them all, but you have until Saturday, when most of them will do their drawings.
The winner from yesterday's drawing is Sallie! She wins her choice of a cute little pin cushion that I made. Today, I'm having a drawing for the pattern to make your own, so make sure you get your name in the drawing...anyone who's a follower can enter, by just leaving me a comment, today!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Today's give-away is your choice of these two pin cushions that I've made from recycled materials. One is made from a piece of an antique cutter quilt and the other is made from an antique doily. Tomorrow I will give away a pattern to make one of these pincushions yourself, so check back tomorrow and leave comments both days to be eligible to win the pin cushion or pattern! Check out my last blog for more details of this 8 day blog hop give away and go to
And the winner of yesterdays drawing IS: Jennifer Gail! Congratulations Jennifer, you can email me with your choice of pattern and address. Thanks to everyone for participating! Please keep on commenting every day for more chances to win daily!<
the http://quiltinggallery.com/ for over 240 give-aways! The link to all the give aways is in my last post, also.
And the winner of yesterdays drawing IS: Jennifer Gail! Congratulations Jennifer, you can email me with your choice of pattern and address. Thanks to everyone for participating! Please keep on commenting every day for more chances to win daily!
Friday, December 9, 2011
I'm participating in the blog hop party at the Quilting Gallery starting tomorrow...click on Quilting Gallery image above. More later about what I'll be giving away...gotta make sure this link works!
The list of bloggers participating in the Blog Hop Party will be made available Saturday morning, shortly after midnight, Eastern time. Return here then, to start hopping and entering the give-aways from your fellow quilters. This hop lasts from December 10th thru December 17th and I've decided to give something different away each day...ranging from retail values of $2.75 to $20.00!!!
Tomorrow, I will be giving away a free pattern of your choice. They range in price from $2.75 to $8.40. The picture at the top of this post is of one of the quilting patterns I have available. You can see all that I have available in my Etsy shop...I can't seem to get my Etsy shop to link to this post, but if you go down one post, the link is in it.
Here's the deal...I've decided I need a little help, PLEASE!...I need more followers here on my blog and more admirer's on my Etsy store, so to be eligible for the drawings you need to be a follower or admirer, PLEASE, PLEASE, then just leave me a comment every day if you want, or just on the days you like what I'm offering, to be eligible for the daily give aways. Thanks for taking the time to look and happy blog hopping!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Beds are available if anyone wants to spend the night tonight!
Friday, November 11, 2011
#1 lucky: This antique barber chair and barber back-bar was my hubby's grandfather (Glen)and great grandfather (Ed) Lock's. When we moved to this home and I had more room, I was able to buy these from my hubby's grandpa. I love to collect almost anything old, so it's great to have such a piece of history as this.
#2 lucky today! One of my customers this morning came bearing me a wonderful gift....a couple boxes of fabrics!! Woohoo! Can't get much better than that. People are so good to me! Thanks Mel for the goodies! He loves to go to auctions. Below is the 1st box. Shamrocks for a lucky girl!
Click here: niftyquilts.blogspot.com/
to see lots of other examples of fun corduroy quilts.
Corduroy AND polka dots...gotta love it!
OOPS! Our grand-dog liked this quilt too!
I made this simple corduroy quilt about 10 years ago for my son and his future wife...she liked purple and I thought it would keep them nice and warm. I used the brick pattern because it's easy and fast. It was one of my 1st attempts at machine quilting. I went to get it today and was told not to keep it too long, as it's one they use in the winter months to keep warm, so it's nice to know they like it, but our grand-dog also liked it! In the picture above you can see one of the 3 chewed places along the edges that I'll try to repair. How many of you have similiar stories?
I'll show another corduroy unfinished quilt in another blog post. I'm having trouble getting the pictures in the right spot!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
I have to get busy cleaning this week, I'm having luncheon guests next Monday, October 10 at noon, with a small trunk show and home tour following lunch. Then Monday evening I have a couple bed and breakfast guests arriving to stay a couple nights.
Tuesday evening, October 11, I will be giving a trunk show at the Topeka, Kansas Capital Quilt Guild and get to stay the night with my dotter Linds, in KC.
Thursday, October 13th at 6:30, I am doing another trunk show at the Garrison house in Clarinda, for the After 5 club. It is open to anyone who is interested, so please come join us if you want to see my trunk show.
The snowball is going pretty good right now and I hope to keep it going, so give me a call or email if you're interested in booking a retreat, a bed and breakfast stay or a trunk show!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
It has been such a beautiful day today to hang the quilts outside. I like to wash my quilts as soon as I get them done to give them that wrinkled look. I try to design my quilts to look like the old-fashioned quilts. Gotta love those antique quilts and hopefully after a few washings, mine will look that way too!