Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Flair for Fabric Blog Hop Give Away!

I'm so excited it's my turn today! It's been really fun to follow along the blog hop and read all of the posts from each designer and hear what they have to say about the book, some of the projects and their tips.


One of my most favorite things in the world, crazy as it sounds is finding a quilt shop with a good variety of fabric and just wondering through it for a bit.  I just watch how people relate to fabric and the excitement they share with those around them when they find a piece or a collection they just can't live without!  

Years ago, I had woman that I had never met walk into my Quilt Shop with a very important project in mind.  She wanted to make a quilt for her sister, who was going through some serious medical issues.  This quilt was meant to comfort her sister through her many treatments. 
She was a beginner quilter and didn't feel comfortable picking and choosing lots of different fabrics. 
We walked around the shop, found a line of fabric that she loved, and added a couple funky pieces to the mix.  When we were finished she was so excited and ready to start her project, and I felt very close to someone I didn't even know just 10 minutes prior!  I love how quilting and sewing brings us together!  

There are so many different ways to pick out fabric, mixing and matching, or the opposite not matching at all.  If you are a beginner quilter, and picking fabrics is a little scary, find a line of fabric that you love, throw in a couple different unexpected pieces and your done!  


Line Upon Line is a quick fun happy baby quilt or table topper. Designed
and quilted by Amy Hamberlin (that's me! :))


I love this project, Where Flowers Blossom by  Lizzie B. Cre8ive!



And also Breezy by Jill Finley


We are giving away an eBook of A Flair For Fabric, and a bundle of Henry Glass fabric from Fresh Designs "At the Zoo" Shown here



I have noticed that quilters and sewers quilt and sew with a purpose!  What is your most meaningful
fabric related project and who was it for?


Answer my question, and you will be entered to win!
The give away will end December 6th when the blog hop ends.  I will announce the winner shortly thereafter!

Want to buy the Book, click here!




Here is a list of stops remaining on the hop!

Monday, December 1: Margo Languedoc (http://thepatternbasket.blogspot.ca/)
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts (http://littlequilts.blogspot.com/)
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive (http://www.lizziebcre8ive.com/#!blogger-feed/cvl9)
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson (https://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/)
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves (http://jacquelynnesteves.com/blog/)
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog (http://henryglassfabrics.blogspot.com/)

Thank you so much for participating!  We love that you love fabric :)

Hugs,

Amy

















80 comments:

Lee said...

my most meaningful project was helping with quilts of valor in my area. I like to be able to show our military that we support them. thank you!

Joan and Kevin said...

I made my dad a photo quilt of our family.
Thanks!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I made an apron for my mother.

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you for the giveaway. My most meaning project was a quilt top I made for my best friend.

Michele T said...

I am always making quilts to celebrate special occasions and the one that I think stands out is the quilt that I made for my niece who worked very hard for 4 years at University and graduated from Nursing school! We are so proud of her and I love the quilt I made for her!

Unknown said...

I love making quilts and projects that commemorate special events in our lives and the lives of those we love!

celticwoman55 said...

I made a baby quilt for my soon to be born grandson. MY daughter had 3 miscarriages before and it was touch and go for several months before we were sure she would carry full term. Noah was born 2 days before Christmas almost 3 years ago and is the joy of our family.. our miracle baby for sure!! sandybailey55@hotmail.com

sunny5597 said...

My most meaningful quilts have all been quilts I have made for my children and grandchildren. It's like giving a piece of my heart to them. Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

Ursula said...

My most meaningful quilt was my very first one. I did a Dresden plate with no quilting rulers , just a measuring tape and a book from the library. It turned out beautifully and is my pride and joy. Where there is a will there`s a way.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I think the answer to that question would be the Quilts of Valor that I have made. I try to do at least 2 a year and occasionally do the machine quilting on a few. I feel like it's not enough, but appreciate the opportunity to help a little.

Karen said...

my most meaningful project was the quilt I made for my uncle when he became too ill to live alone. He was a Catholic priest who always did for others and had few material things. I made him a quilt out of flannels, with lots of plaid. I was so happy to give him a warm and cozy "hug".

BizyStitches said...

For the last 12 years I've made baby quilts for every baby born on both sides of my family. I believe it was something like 20 or more quilts. Plus I love making TV quilts for family members. Thanks for the fun and congrats on the book.

Rosa said...

I love to gift quilt to my family on his birthday and also love seasonal quits.Thanks for the chance!

Yvonne said...

I made a quilt with 72 twin blocks for my Mom who was a twin. She loved it the last years of her life and proudly showed it to her friends. She passed away four years ago.

Anita said...

My most meaningful projects are making quilts patients in the Children's Ward at my local hospital. A quilt can,ale them forget about their long term illness for a while, and in addition give some comfort.

Darlene B said...

I made a quilt for my 16-year-old nephew who was undergoing chemo treatments. It meant a lot to him as well as to me. Thankfully, he has been cancer free for 7 years now.

barbara woods said...

i'm making all my grandchildren and great grands a quilt so they are all meaningful

Margaret said...

What a unique question you asked. I am pondering my answer. Possibly, the answer is a little purse (darling Heather Bailey pattern) that I made for the girl my son was dating a few years ago. Turn out she loved it so much, that she used it 'til it wore out, and turns out she loved my son so much they got married! (And are now expecting their 1st baby!)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Baby quilts are always well received and I love the way the new Mom is so thrilled with my gift. I've made Quilts of Valor too, and just have to hug the recipients an extra time--it is very emotional to attend a quilt receiving event. Thanks for the fun!

Gill said...

Mine was the first quilt I made which was for my mum's birthday- she had it on her bed until the day she died. It's now come home to me!

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I made a Trip Around the World quilt and gave it to my 86 year old uncle when we went to visit him at the nursing home. The colorful quilt helped to brighter his room!

Lisa Marie said...

My husband has only once requested that I make a quilt for him so it was very special.

Nancy said...

My most meaningful project was a lap quilt I made for my cousin Joy in Scotland. She was having a hard time with mobility issues and just not feeling well. I sent her a picture of the blue and yellow lap quilt I was making and asked if she would like it. She immediately said no. The next morning I got an email that said -can I change my mind? I finished it and sent it and she was so happy. It can be damp and dreary in Scotland - so the bright blue and yellow quilt helps to brighten her days.

Vicki H said...

My most meaningful project was sewing a graduation quilt for all my nieces and nephew.

Lesley Moore said...

My most meaningful project was a quilt for my grandchild, the first one I ever made.

Cathie Lanier said...

My most meaningful project was a primitive quilt I made for my sister's wedding. I carried it on the plane with me so that nothing would happen to it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie said...

My sister has asked me several times to make her a Kimono quilt. She just celebrated her 60th birthday. Her gift from me was a surprise visit and the Kimono quilt. I used Asian themed fabrics from my stash. I machine quilted it with designs that are based on raditional Sashiko embroidery.

kaaryn said...

My most meaningful fabric interaction was in the creation of a Quilt of Valor for my son-in-law who served 3 tours of duty in Iraq.

Linda said...

HI,it is making baby quilts for charity+also for family+friends babies! Thanks for sharing+a great giveaway too!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

deb F said...

I have never thought about the most meaningful fabric related project but 90% of the time it is for family and 10% friend or loved one...

Shawna said...

My most meaningful project was a scrap quilt I made for a friend who just found out he had stage 4 cancer.

allison said...

My very first wobbly little quilt - which my preschool students play with everyday!

Susan Mulvihill said...

I made a quilted tote bag for my sister-in-law who was dealing with breast cancer. She absolutely loved it and used it a lot. Sadly, the cancer returned and she passed away last year. When I see it at her husband's home, just sitting there empty, it makes me sad. But then I remember how much love I put into it and how much it meant to her, and it makes me smile. Bless her heart!

Carol C Thomas said...

I am most proud that I made each niece and nephew a baby quilt.

Renea said...

I made a quilt using my son's t-shirts. My son passed away when he was 26 yrs. old from a cancerous brain tumor.

Ellee said...

My most meaningful gift is a quilt I am currently making for my older brother who is like a second father to me. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

GranChris said...

I make quilts for the Abuse shelter or for the Cancer/Hospice Centers. Then there are the ones for family and friends. I used to pick a special Mom from church each year and make one just for her. That was always special.

Terri Hauge said...

Gosh, I have several. I make a quilt for each one of my grandchildren when they arrive into this world. Also, I have a dear friend who has gone through breast cancer twice and the quilt made for her was such a special comfort for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Most of the quilts I make have meaning but once in a while I make one for me just because! Quilts of Valor and for my grandkids are my favorite. dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

annmarie said...

My very first quilt was a king size monthly nature scene with a north woods theme. I still can't believe I appliqued all those little pieces - ferns, reeds, tiny fishing rods, tiny fish! It was (and still is) beautiful & my son loved it.

Susan Griffith said...

My most meaningful project is actually the three quilts I made for my three children as wedding presents.

heathquilter said...

I love making quilts for my daughter, who is very ill. She has had to move back home with us after college. She appreciates each quilt I make her!! It brings me pleasure, and is a creative outlet for me!

Cathi said...

My most meaningful project was a throw quit for my 90 year-old aunt. It was a joy to work on and an even bigger joy to see her face when I gave it to her on her birthday.

Andrea York said...

Mine was a rag quilt-first one I ever made! Keeps my little grandson nice and warm!

Linda B said...

I am just finishing a quilt for my son and his girlfriend....One side is super heroes and the other side is cats....came out pretty good for a beginner quilter.....

Debbie said...

A double wedding ring for my wonderful husband of 40 years made with 30's fabrics. He loves it. Well worth the effort!

Jackie Thompson said...

I made two matching baby quilts for my twin boys. They were born the day after I dropped them off to be quilted! :)

Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

Kristy said...

I most definitely sew with purpose! Most often that purpose is to fulfill a need through a variety of charity projects hosted on my blog Hopeful Threads. Other than that, I have a rather large family, including 6 kiddos that can always find plenty of PURPOSE for my stitching! ;) Thanks so much for this chance! Love this playful fabric collection!

Megan McBroom said...

I made my first quilt for my friends' baby and it was really wonderful to see him use it and enjoy it.

lfhpueblo said...

My most meaningful was making two twin size quilts along with my mother for one set of my nieces and nephews. One was an Old Testament Quilt, the other a New Testament Quilt. They had both liquid and hand thread embroidery parts on them, appliqued parts on them of stories out of the Bible with the titles of the stories sewn beneath the pictures, and then squares in between the Bible pictures were of different quilting designs. We started in February and had them done by October when their birthdays were when they were very little. They are not little anymore though. Took us some time to do as I was working and my Mom spent a lot of time helping a couple of homebound people that lived in different places, one my older sister with MS and another a neighbor nearby with MD. Yet, we got them done. Wish we'd had taken pictures of them, but back then neither of us had a camera.
Lauralee Hensley
lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

Havplenty said...

All of my quilt projects are meaningful as they have been made for family and close friends. My goal is to have a quilt made for all of my close family and friends from fabrics in my stash. A lofty goal with no time frame.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sonja Mclane said...

My most meaningful quilt I made was a breast cancer awareness quilt that I donated to relay for life!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com Would love this bundle!!!!! I have my first great nephew due in March and would make an awesome quilt for him. Thanks for the chance

Gina S. said...

I made a flag that's waving,for my father. He's very active with the color guard and veterans. He took that with him for a couple of weeks showing it off to every one.

The Victorian Girl said...

My most meaningful project was a quilt I made to be given to an abused child at a summer camp.
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

Judy1522 said...

So far my most meaningful quilt that I made was the first quilt I completely finished and gifted to my son. He lives on the opposite coast from us and he was happy to have something from home that could keep him warm. It was also a bonus that he understood the amount of work that went into making it.

sewsilly said...

My most meaningful fabric project was the king size quilt and two dresser runners I made for my mom. She helped me purchase my longarm and I wanted to show her my sincerest gratitude in the most special way I could!

DebraKay Neiman said...

My most meaningful project so far was the wedding quilt for my daughter. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I made quilts for each of my 7 grandkids for Christmas a few years ago. It was fun picking out fabric for each one!! Thanks Julie

Brenda said...

I made twin size quilts for my boys.

Sallie said...

A quilt for an orphan in a foreign country.

Anda W said...

I am in the process of making a quilt out of my late dad's shirts. I will be giving it to my baby brother who took such wonderful care of my dear dad always and especially in his last years. awolk at rogers dot com

Sarah said...

The most meaningful quilt I made was a Christmas wallhanging last year. I made it for myself, and chose each of the four blocks to tell the story of our family. sarah@forrussia.org

Emily C said...

I made a quilt for my SIL's new baby.

Donna Cutting said...

My most meaningful projects were teaching kids to sew little quilts for the cat and dog kennels. for the local humane society. Thanks for sharing.

Dixie said...

I made my Mum a quilt for her 90th birthday with all of the family members' names and birthdays as far back as I could go! I used stamping and buttons - she loves it!
mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy H said...

My most meaningful quilt is the wedding quilt I made for my daughter and son in law.

WYO Di said...

Most meaningful - any and all goodies I make for my family!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I made a quilt for my BFF when she was battling cancer. She lost her battle 9 months later, but I was still happy that I had given her a special quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tee Anderson said...

A quilt for my daughter.

Anonymous said...

I just finished a quilt for my parents that they asked me to make. I was so excited that they would ask me and it was a bonding time picking a pattern and fabrics together!
Carrie S

quiltonia said...

My most meaningful quilts have been made for my great-grandchildren and grandchildren whether baby quilts or a wedding quilt.

Anonymous said...

I have made a quilt for a raffle for a friend with large medical bills. Jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Susan said...

I made a quilt for one of my quilting friends when she was diagnosed with cancer.

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm fairly new so one quilt I made was for my aunt when her cat died. She loved him so much and I kind of made a cat themed quilt with cat applique as a memorial for him. She was really shocked and pleased that I thought about what she was going through. Hopefully I'll get to give more away to people who need them soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Anne said...

The quilt I'm currently making for my husband

Sarah S said...

My most meaningful projects have been taking old clothes or fabric given to me by my mother-in-law, and refashioning them into something for my children. Turning an worn out sweater into a Christmas stocking for my son makes something ordinary into a family heirloom. :)

Dana Gaffney said...

I made my mom a quilt, I had seen fabric that I knew she would love, tracked it down since it was out of print and surprised her, she loved it.

Jessica said...

I made a quilt each for my son and daughter for the big kid beds. I loved making them and they love them.

kimberly reid said...

Made my very first quilt for my mother in law two years ago.

Albert said...

Spot on with this article, I really think this website needs more attention. I'll probably be back to read more, thanks for the info.
meat wrap