Saturday, August 23, 2014

Giveaway!"imagine quilts" or Old Red Barn Co. Founder hits the big time!! Giveaway!

Giveaway!  Giveaway! Giveaway!
Did I get your attention?:)
I don't know where to begin...I'm giddy for so many reasons.  First that sweet girl Dana has a quilt book out in the world! A QUILT BOOK by our own Old Red Barn Co. chica who brought so many of us together out in internet world and real life!!
Here is the book in all it's glory...imagine quilts....yeeeefreakinghaaaa!! Check out that quilt on the cover....posy patrol...love it...great scrap buster!
This one is called princess crowns but for some reason I keep thinking about corn on the cob!  I must be hungry!  Don't you think this would be a great scrap buster too...maybe with all the centers one unified color...maybe corn yellow?:) Ha!!
But the other reason I'm soooooooo incredibly giddy is I pieced a quilt in this book!! Yep...little old me...I made the zip it! quilt top!!  Not only did I get the honor of being the only other person to make a quilt top for Dana's book....
...I also made the inspiration!  Round 12 at ORBC was scrappy Dresden Plate. Not having time to do a whole quilt I made a few pieces and after ironing them thought they looked like houses so I made the pillow on the right....which was Dana's inspiration for the zip it! quilt! 
Can we call this three degrees of Dresden?:)
Can't wait to get this home and partnered up with the Mega Button pillow made out of the leftovers...can you see the buttonhole  embroidered on the placket? 
I can tell you...Dana sure did come up with a great title for her book because I have been majorly inspired.
Yep...had to make dance floor!
First thing I thought of was all the texty prints and black on white or cream I have been collecting. Perfect for this quilt paired with a couple of great black tone on tones and pow!
dance floor a go-go!!
Couldn't stop there.  I just love an ampersand but went low volume.
Stacks of five inch low volume squares and the packs of Asbury charms won from Amy at 
During Quiet Time did the trick!
So many fun fabrics frolicking on this quilt. Yes, I said frolicking! The amazing thing is when you see the quilt  up close you don't notice the ampersand....
....but step back from it and like magic it appears!!!  I can't wait to get these quilted...Kathleen they are coming your way.  Guess I best look through my stash for backings!
You gotta buy this book but in the meantime a couple of you can be lucky winners!  One winner will get the ebook version AND this bunch of rainbow zippers supplied by the girl herself...
...famed author of imagine quilts!:)
I'm going to throw in this US edition of Mollie Makes and a surprise or two.
Second winner will get a paper copy of imagine quilts donated and...
...autographed by Dana plus a pack or two of my own personal scraps thrown in for fun!:)

To enter please leave a comment telling me if you could imagine yourself anywhere in the world right this second...some where you have never been...where would it be?:)  At this second it is really hot and humid so I would love to be up north along the coast of Maine!

Contest is open until Friday, August 29th at 6pm EST and of course international peeps are welcomed to enter!!  Make sure there is contact info or how in the world could you get your copy of 
imagine quilts ebook and all the other prizes?:)

Tell your friends about this Inspired quilt book!!!:)

Check out the other quilty bloggers and their giveaways riding along on the
  imagine quilts book tour bus! 
Congrats dearest Dana and thanks for taking me along for the ride!! xo
 Now back to doing other things!
~d


66 comments:

  1. What a great book - I love Zip It and the cover quilt is awesome too!
    I'd love to be in New Zealand right now - it's top of my bucket list!

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  2. Definitely Tokyo in Japan, I have wanted to go for ages. All that cherry blossom would be good for inspiration �� The book looks awesome!

    netty.armstrong@googlemail.com

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  3. Awesome book . Would love to be somewhere cooler. Colorado.or Montana. We are in a severe drought where I live so where ever there is rain would be great to

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  4. Definitely Italy :-) I have always dreamed of going there!

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  5. I'm so glad to call you a friend! You lift people up. You are warm, thoughtful, kind and encouraging. You are a ray of sunshine wherever you go. Thank you for inspiring me both in my quilting....and in life.

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  6. Love the book! and your quits are just gorgeous ! :) I would Love to be in New York City ! I just love the exciting and busy way of living there and lets not forget all the art inspiration.

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  7. I immediately thought of Italy, then read somewhere you've never been. That would be driving Highway 1 in California. The US is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  8. I would love to be in Prince Edward Island.....seeing where Anne of Green Gables was filmed.

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  9. I love this book and your versions of the some of the quilts. How fun that something you made inspired Dana for a design for the book. I would like to be in Ireland. That is a place I've never been and would love to experience.

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  10. I would love to be sailing somewhere in the Pacific Ocean with a glass of wine! Thanks for the giveaway
    Frankie
    http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/?m=

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  11. I would like to be in Alaska. I've never been there. Today with heat index in the 105's in mid-Missouri (Dana's Collage state, go MU!) Alaska would feel great!

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  12. I want to go to Macchu Picchu (or however you spell it). It looks amazing. That is where I imagine myself!
    Or maybe the Caribbean, mostly because I want warm water and blue blue seas :-)

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  13. great giveaway I would love to go to Australia. thanks

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  14. I was just reading about Nantucket. I can just picture myself there right now. What a fun book. It looks like it jam packed with so many terrific quilts.

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  15. Always wanted to check out Asia. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  16. Look at our Dana! Isn't it brilliant? I'm so proud and thankful to her - she is totally responsible for showing me quilting.

    I would love to visit Berlin. Maybe next year! *g*

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  17. The book looks great. I am sick of cold and wet here in Australia so would love to be in the northern hemisphere right now. The Greek islands would be nice.

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  18. Wow, what great inspiration in that great book!! I think I would love to explore New Zealand. The landscape is just breathtaking from what I have seen in pictures, would love to absorb some of their culture just for the experience.

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  19. What a lovely post Dee ! All true but so beautifully said. And you are so lovely to throw in some of your own famous goodies which, as I know !! :-) are also superb! Thanks to you and Dana for this wonderful giveaway. I also indeed have to say thanks to Dana for supporting my quilting and making many lovely quilting friends online!! Where in the world to go? Well... that's easy. I'd come and visit you and also finally get to meet Dana too! Ideal ! If only...... ;-)

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  20. I love the zip it quilt! I think I'd like to be sailing up the Norwegian fjords...

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  21. So many places I haven't been. Either Australia or the UK. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Dana's book looks amazing. I'd like to make the ampersand quilt.

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  22. I would love to be visiting the New England area....Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine! Thank you for this opportunity! Kind Regards

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  23. Seoul, Korea
    One place in asia I have not yet visited. a very cosmopolitan city in a country the size of the state of kentucky
    I want to make the zip it quilt before i go to seoul

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  24. Stockholm, Sweden. My ancestors live there and I have always wanted to go visit. The zip quilt is my favorite! Thank you for the chance.

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  25. Oooo - I think would like to be in Chicago or Boston - two places I would really like to go to.

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  26. I imagine myself in Paris . . . sitting at an outside cafe, enjoying delightful food! I like your version of the ampersand quilt!

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  27. Dana's book looks wonderful, I would love to win a copy but otherwise I will definitely buy it! And so proud of you for having a quilt in a book - yay!!! And you have been busy! Love the dancefloor quilt, I could do something similar with that low volume charm pack you gave me (except I have something else in mind for it!). I think you should try quilting one of those yoursefl (just saying;))
    Right now it is lovely and sunny here but still quite cool so I would liek to be somewhere really hot on a beach with nothing to do all day except tan and swim, so I'll go for a Greek Island, there are plenty I haven't visited yet!

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  28. I would love to go to Thailand!!

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  29. Great book, I love the Princess Crowns quilt the most. It is freezing cold and very wet here in England so I would love o be in Australia right now, preferably somewhere with a great fabric shop.

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  30. What a great book! I can imagine myself in Ireland, wandering among the castle ruins, and visiting family. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Congratulations to Dana on her beautiful book and to you, too, Miss Dolores for your contributions to it! Those Flickr days at the ORBC quilt alongs will always be some of my happiest memories!

    I can imagine myself on a Bahamian tropical island, walking the beaches and fearing the sharks! LOL

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  32. Great quilts! I would love to visit England one day. Posy Patrol is my favorite quilt from the book and can't wait to make one. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  33. Wow! So neat to see my fellow Flickr quilters hit it big!

    I can imagine myself standing with my husband on top of a Mayan pyramid on the Yucatan peninsula, wind ruffling my hair as some wild parrots fly overhead.

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  34. I'd love to be in Newfoundland! I live on the coast of Maine and the weather here has been glorious--a perfect place to choose for a trip!

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  35. What an inspiring book! Beautiful quilts and love their names. I've never been to Austrailia and would love to visit.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. London, Englad. I've never been and have always wanted to go. I love that zipper quilt and your button quilt is soo precious.

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  37. Scotland-I'd love to be in the highlands. Thanks for the chance to win.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  38. Even though its hot and humid I'll take a beach any day so I'm going to go with the Bahamas! dulinh at yahoo

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  39. Had earmuffs on today for the dog walk in Sweden, so right now I am imagining that I am in sunny and hot Porto, Portugal, enjoying good food and wine :)

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  40. I'd love to be somewhere a bit warmer today, maybe Rome?

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  41. It's a bit cool today so I'd love to be somewhere warm, Barcelona would be nice.

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  42. I would imagine myself in Venice Italy in one of the gondolas.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  43. If I could be anywhere it would be in a small flat in London, England sipping tea and walking the streets enjoying the scenery and busyness.. I love this book and can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

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  44. HI,I'd love to be in Amsterdam, home of my ancesters, and tour all around Holland !
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  45. I would love to visit Alaska...it's so hot and humid in KS right now.

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  46. Wow! I love all of the quilts! You did an amazing job. If I could be anywhere right now, I think I would try somewhere in France, out in the country. I've never been, but I can just picture a quaint little cottage filled with fabric, and my kids running in the grass. (And my husband probably bored out of his mind). ;)

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  47. I have been so many places... let's see, where I can REALLY imagine being is Switzerland; I LOVE Switzerland, but I've been there before. So I guess I'd like to go to be in Vienna, Austria for the Christmas market. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  48. I would love to be in Alaska - I have always wanted to visit there! thank you!

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  49. I would imagine myself in Australia!

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  50. Newfoundland in June to see the wandering Icebergs and breaching whales - one day, one day....

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  51. I think I need this book- will be my first quilt book purchase!
    I would like to transport myself to the Croatian coast. I've been wanting to visit there for a long time!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  52. I'd go to Southwold (UK), it's about an hour and a half from my house, but I've never been there.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  53. I have always wanted to visit the New England coastline AND Prince Edward Island ... so I'd be off to there if I could.

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  54. That ampersand is one off my new favourites. Grammar nerd heaven! :D I would love to be in either New England or the Pacific Northwest. NE if it's fall, and PN if it's spring. I think that's not what you meant, though, because it's still gross summer and I can't magically change seasons. Sooo... I'll pick by the ocean!

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  55. Norway, but only it I didn't have to fly:) Thanks for the chance at a great prize!!

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  56. I have to say, I'm boring. I'm perfectly content right where I am, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else!

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  57. I'd like to visit all along the eastern coast of North America and visit all the quilt shops! Imagine all the great things I would see! Thanks for the great giveaway! ps....The Fall in Eastern Ontario is supposed to be spectacular with all the changing leaves!

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  58. I am okay right where I am. Can't think of anywhere else I would want to be where I haven't been already. Thanks for the giveaway though.

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  59. I've never been to Alaska so that would be great but then I would like to go to Costa Rica and see the Humming birds or Honduras.

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  60. Grand Canyon Arizona breathing in ALL that fresh beauty:)

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  61. I could Imagine myself in Paris, France. I had to clarify the France part, because I recently visited Paris, Texas!

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  62. I would put myself in The British Isles. I would love exploring my family tree, from Wales to Ireland and England.

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  63. I would love to be in New Zealand with my daughter, strolling around the fields that were sets for The Lord of the Rings. She knows so much trivia that she beats all her friends in the LOTR version of Trivial Persuit.

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  64. I was just talking to someone an hour ago about his upcoming trip to the Canary Islands and thought, well that would be pretty awesome!

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  65. I've not done much traveling so...Alaska... that's sounds nice...much cooler than here!

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