Thursday, September 29, 2016

Give Away + Quilt Plan

One of the highlights of the Northwest Quilt Expo was being able to visit with Rita...the amazing designer of Reets Rags to Stitches.  I love her designs and her latest Santa pillow is adorable.  Guess what?!  She has donated a kit for this pillow to a reader of the Woolie Blog!!!  All you have to do is leave a comment you are interested on this blog post and please be a follower of Reets Rag to Stitches Blog as a thank you for her generosity! Winner will be announced on Oct. 4.


After seeing all the wonderful quilts at the show I decided to get a bit more organized.  I love all my projects and I have a gazillion in progress.  At Powell's Bookstore I found this dry erase board to use in my quest for the truth.  I mounted it on the door to my stash and project closet.  I am not doing this to make myself barf...but, as a way to acknowledge what is going on in that closet.  I am not sure who is responsible but I'm shining a light on this quilting black hole.  It'll be fun to see if I can meet the goals each month.


Of course Block 3 of the Barn Girl Vintage BoM is my favorite!!!  These blocks are so stinkin' fun...I smile through each construction.  I still have to embroider the legs and move onto Block 4 when I get home.


Yesterday I had an absolutely wonderful time with Sally Frey at her home and shop, Stitch  which she co-owns with Jacque Becker   Will be sharing the good times soon! Check out Quilt Roadies for our visit Plus Stitch will be featured on Anna & G On The Road on October 12th.  In the meantime a look back at Portland :)

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51 comments:

  1. Would love to win your give away! You are so organized. I am afraid that if I listed all my UFO's. I would get seriously depressed LOL

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  2. Ohmygoo~ness! That was soo sweet of Rits Rags to Riches to offer up such a beautiful prize.. I LOVE THAT ONE!! I fell in love with it when you showed it during your last video from the market! That UFO board is a great idea! I get up in the sewing/ craft room and start on one project and remember that I happen to have 10 more that interest me! This might be a way to start ticking those off the list!? Cant wait to hear all about STITCH! that sounds like a cute place.. and now.. random ?? what is the guy doing in the Portland collage with the "composte tumbler"? Just curious! Looks like he might be roasting corn on the cob?! Thanks for taking us along on your adventures!!

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  3. A cute Santa pillow indeed! I have heard of this designer before but just started to follow her blog. You are brave to list your list of quilting projects!

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  4. Thank you so much for the give away it is dang cute. I have not heard of the designer so thanks for the heads up:). Tdmac11@comcast.net

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  5. I love to visit Reet's Rags to Stitches when I go to PIQF in Santa Clara each year...except I can't go this year. :-( Her booth always has the most beautiful colors of wool and wovens. Thank you for sharing her sweet gift of a giveaway. And keep working on all those projects. They are beautiful and so worth it!

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  6. Would love this pillow!!. Loved the video with sally Frey, and would luv one of those pin cushions but couldn't quite hear the name of them and what quilt store they are in. Please please give us the website of Sally Frey . Thanks

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  7. Love Rita's whimsical designs and have followed her blog for some time. I last went to her booth when there was the quilt expo that only lasted a few years. Her wool and designs are fun.

    Your young grandson looks so grown up in those green glasses! Off to watch your latest video. I think I went to Stitch many years ago. Enjoy your workshop with Sally.

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  8. How I love her designs! I made 2 of her ornaments and they are my favorites! I would be so happy to win her kit. As always, your blog posts and smileboxes are the best. Thanks.

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  9. What a adorable Santa pillow ! I would love to make it :-D How generous of her. I will be sure to follow her blog.
    I love your idea of keeping track of projects. I need to do the same thing

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  10. Oh!!! I love Reet....She's so cute!! I would dearly love to win a kit for this great pillow. I made made one of hers previously and gifted it. I am truly a "follower" of this blog an can on occasion know where you are!! Please pick me!

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  11. I love the Santa pillow. Reets designs are always winners. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for the intro to her blog.

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  12. I love the Santa pillow and now follow Reets. Thanks for introducing that blog and for a chance at the pattern.

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  13. I love Reets!! Her designs are so whimsical! I've been a follower of Reet's blog for a while and now I'm a follower to this one too. Yay!

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  14. Another wool lover for me to follow!~ thank you! I love the Santa pillow. Thank you for the fun!

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  15. Thank you for the organization suggestion. I have mine in a notebook, but posting it out in the open just might be the way to go. I love the Santa pillow. It would be a wonderful addition to my Christmas decorating. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  16. I love her patterns and glad you shared a link to her site so I can keep up with her newest patterns. I need to get organized, but seems I loose my energy during the week and then use it up, on the weekends, lol.

    Debbie

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  17. That pillow kit is absolutely adorable!!! I love it!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  18. Thank you and Rita for doing this giveaway. I'm always looking for Christmas projects.

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  19. Pillow is so cute! I will never be organized but will keep on trying. I am hoping after I retire it will get better! Lol!!

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  20. Glad you got to catch up with Reets. The new Santa with the tree pillow is the best. I still have to finish her saltbox angel.

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  21. OMgosh, that is just adorable!!! I'd love to make it up.

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  22. I have been a lover of Reets patterns for years. The new pattern is another great one. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  23. Sweet, just the thing to get me in the holiday mood,
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  24. Sweet, just the thing to get me in the holiday mood,
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  25. Would love love love to make this pillow.

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  26. I would live to make the pillow as a holiday gift for my Branson's first Christmas. Thank you for the chance

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  27. Love your blog! Thanks to Rita for the giveaway! My oldest sis is battling cancer and loves Santa's - it would be fun to make for her.

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  28. What a fun Project! Will definitely check out this designer.

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  29. What a fun Project! Will definitely check out this designer.

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  30. I'm a big fan of Reets and enjoyed seeing her booth at the show. Such talent and so friendly!!
    I've taken a class with Sally- she 's a fun teacher too!!

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  31. I love Reets Santas and this one is no exception! Off to check out her blog :)

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  32. had surgery on my right hand a month ago...not commenting much but reading and keeping up with your adventures would love to make that santa as my first project when my cast comes off! blessings, marlene

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  33. What a cute Santa project. I just checked our her blog as well:)

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  34. I saw Reets at Expo and have always loved her patterns. Especially the Santas.

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  35. I'll take cute little blond boy! Oh, and I like winning too...

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  36. My family loves to decorate for Christmas. We have collected ornaments passed down to the next generation which we cherish and love. It's like putting out old friends. I love the design of the Santa Pillow and it would be fun to work on it. We have a pretty place on the sofa picked out for Santa Pillow to sit and bring all the family Joy. Every time I look at it I will think of Anna & G's lovely video's of their trips (I do love the trips to quilt shops and Interviews). Merry Christmas to all and to All a Good Night!

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  37. I've always wanted to try working with wool and this might just be my chance. What a great pillow! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Thank you to Rita for this generous giveaway. I love her Santa pillow. I've visited her blog and I am following her on FB.

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  39. Thanks! I already follow Rita on feedly. Love working with wool. And love reading your blog and watching your videos.

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  40. Nice Give away. I am following Rita.

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  41. As a follower of Reet's blog (using my wordygirl at earthlink dot net addy) I would love to enter this giveaway. Thanks for the chance. I'm also delighted to discover your blog! Your barn block is a great illustration of what I think I'll find here; you have taken a very, very familiar block and managed to make it your own.

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  42. Love your "quest for the truth" idea! Don't know that I am brave enough to do the same! Thanks for the chance to win that darling pillow kit.

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  43. Love this pillow and would love to make it. So many cute ideas! Love the blogs!

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  44. RI love Reets rags projects and would be honored to win one. Love wool

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  45. I would definitely be interested in this Santa. Thanks for the chance. I follow rags to stitches too.

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  46. Your Blog is so readable...felt like we were sitting with a cup of coffee at the kitchen table. I have signed up and look forward to more "visits" ;) I collect Santa's and make one each year...some are very fancy and some are quite primitive. I would love to win the Santa Brings the Tree kit for my 2016 Santa. Thank you for the opportunity and thanks to Rita for making it available.

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  47. Just getting into wool appliqué and love the primitive look. Thanks for the link to Rita's blog and will go sign up now.

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  48. Hi Anna :) I came over from Reets. Reets is my first and favorite place to visit at PIQF! I just signed up to receive your blog and I have already watched a couple of your videos. I am addicted now, I want to see them all :) You are adorable! I have major sewing room envy and oh my gosh, your sewing room closet (REALLY?) is super .. In my wildest dreams! No wonder you are so creative and organized! I am so excited to be following you! I love the new Santa pillow from Reets. I would love to make him for the holidays and take pictures to show Rita! I am so ready for a fun, new project. So cool that y'all travel in your RV and can have all your treasures, including Enzo, with you! That would be so much fun. Now, who is "G"?

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity...Reets patterns are so fun and creative! I have been enjoying having Gloria R. as student and as a mutual friend.

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  50. Love the dry erase board idea. Thank you to Rita and you for a chance to win one of her adorable designs.
    laura84watt(at)gmail(dot)com

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