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Friday, November 15, 2019

Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop - Last Day, My Day, and Giveaway - Shared Hearts

Welcome
to
the final day of the
Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop.

 I'm sad to see this hop end.
I don't think I've seen this much inspiration in one blog hop, ever!

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of gift ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my "Shared Hearts" quilt.


This quilt was the inspiration behind this blog hop.

I started this quilt top in January for the Project Quilting challenge, Hope Springs Eternal.
The intention was to donate it to

Quilts for Cure

PROVIDING QUILTS FULL OF HOPE, LOVE, AND SMILES TO KIDS FIGHTING CANCER



 Following the Heart block tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew - I calculated for a 12" finished quilt block.   I added sashing to the top of half the blocks and the bottom of the other half.

The top was finished in January and was a UFO until this hop.


Now it's ready to wrap a sweet child in comfort while she fights cancer.


Sharing Hearts is 48" x 57" and made from my stash fabrics.
I quilted on my long arm with Glide thread (white).


I invited bloggers to start the season of giving with a blog hop
celebrating the art of sewing or quilting
and then
gifting.

A week of gift-giving inspiration!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Friday, November 15th
Seams To Be Sew
Ms P Designs USA
Just Because Quilts
Inquiring Quilter
Susie’s World
Creatin' in the Sticks -you are here



Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.



I am always moved by the giving hearts of so many quilters
and
love reading the stories behind the gifts.

The gifts we give aren't always personal
but
are from just wanting to make a difference for someone.



All week I've been sharing along with the amazing bloggers. 
I've shared different ways to share stitching with charitable organizations. 
Be sure and check my past posts this week for other ideas for charitable stitching.


Somehow our little canoe ended up in the pasture behind the pond, but it makes for an interesting picture.  I just love photographing quilts.


Be sure to check out Carol's blog hop at Just Let Me Quilt coming in December.


And I will be announcing a new blog hop for next year sometime next week.



I am having a

 GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 
One of my readers will receive a $25.00 Gift Card to go SHOPPING!!!
Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, and enter the giveaway.
I've extended the giveaway over the weekend, so everyone has a chance to visit the blogs and enter the giveaway.
Be sure to enter every day.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The winner will be announced on Monday, November 18th, 2019.
Thank you for stitching and gifting!








Thursday, November 14, 2019

Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop and Giveaway Day 4

It's hard to believe it is already day 4 of the
 Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop.

There has been such a wide assortment of gifts.
I have so many ideas swimming in my head from the inspiration.


I invited bloggers to start the season of giving with a blog hop
celebrating the art of sewing or quilting
and then 
gifting.

Some of the stitched gifts are small and some are large.

Some are personal and some are charitable donations.

A week of gift-giving inspiration!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.


I am always moved by the giving hearts of so many quilters
and
love reading the stories behind the gifts.

The gifts we give aren't always personal
but
are from just wanting to make a difference for someone.


People aren't the only ones that need the comfort of quilts.

Photo courtesy of The Quilt Pattern Magazine

As an Island Batik Ambassador
one of the first events of the year was to make a rep sample of the secret fabric collection that was received in our ambassador boxes.
  Rep samples provide the Island Batik sales reps with samples of collections that show shops what the fabrics look like when sewn together.
The hope is that the samples, made to be the size of small kennel quilts will be donated to the Small Kennel Quilt Program once shops are finished with the samples.

Island Batik Petal Pushers collection by Kathy Engle - available in stores now

The Quilt Pattern Magazine sponsors a volunteer organization that provides small kennel quilts to shelters in times of need.
Right now with the California fires, there is a great need for kennel quilts.
Click HERE for more information and see how you can help furry friends.

In the spirit of giving, I am having a
 GIVEAWAY
One of my favorite online fabric shops is 
One of my readers will receive a $25.00 Gift Card to go SHOPPING!!!
Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, and enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)
The winner will be announced on Monday, November 18th, 2019.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

It's Day 3 of the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop and Giveaway

Wow, the ideas and inspiration just keep coming from the great line up of bloggers
participating in the 
Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop

It makes me want to start a new project
or
2, 3, 4...


I have invited bloggers to start the season of giving with a blog hop
celebrating the art of sewing or quilting
and then 
gifting.

Some of the stitched gifts will be small and some will be large.

Some will be personal and some will be charitable donations.

A week of gift-giving inspiration!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.


I am always moved by the giving hearts of so many quilters
and
love reading the stories behind the gifts.

The gifts we give aren't always personal
but
are from just wanting to make a difference for someone.


Maybe you've thought of joining the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge
to provide comfort for those in need.


They haven't met 1 million yet and you can help.
Click HERE for the details.
If you hurry you can send in the pillowcases for chances for the last prize drawings of the year.

In the spirit of giving
I am having a
 GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 18th, 2019.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Stitch It and Gift It Continues with Day 2 and a Giveaway

Wow, what a great day we had yesterday hopping
and
enjoying all the ideas for stitching and gifting.

I'm excited to see what today's bloggers have in store for us.


I have invited bloggers to start the season of giving with a blog hop
celebrating the art of sewing or quilting
and then 
gifting.

Some of the stitched gifts will be small and some will be large.

Some will be personal and some will be charitable donations.

It will be a week of gift-giving inspiration!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.


Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.


I am always moved by the giving hearts of so many quilters
and
love reading the stories behind the gifts.

The gifts we give aren't always personal
but
are from just wanting to make a difference for someone.


Here is a link to a great list of charities for your stitching talents:


In the spirit of giving
I have a
 GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 18th, 2019.

Monday, November 11, 2019

It's Day 1 of the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop and Giveaway

Today we begin the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop


I have invited bloggers to start the season of giving with a blog hop
celebrating the art of sewing or quilting
and then 
gifting.


Some of the stitched gifts will be small and some will be large.

Some will be personal and some will be charitable donations.

It will be a week of gift-giving inspiration!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Monday, November 11th


Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.


I am always moved by the giving hearts of so many quilters
and
love reading the stories behind the gifts.

The gifts we give aren't always personal
but
are from just wanting to make a difference for someone.


Today is Veteran's Day in the USA.
Here's a great way to give:



The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

Did you know the Quilts of Valor Foundation
is accepting quilt blocks as well as quilts in 2020?


Today is a great day to start making blocks for

In the spirit of gifting
here is a
GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 18th, 2019.