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EQ7…we have a WINNER!

It’s time, it’s time!

Each and every person that made a block from my Garden Party Blog Hop pattern, Perennial Pleasures, between April 28 and May 7 and submitted it to the Garden Party flickr group was entered to win a copy of Electric Quilt 7, courtesy of The Electric Quilt Company!

Drum roll, please?

The winner is steamkat!

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The winning block was chosen using Random.org. Congratulations, steamkat!!

Download the free pattern for Perennial Pleasures

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 5 hits newsstands, quilt and craft stores tomorrow! Make sure you stop by your local shop and pick up a copy!

Sunbonnet Sue's Magical Friends

On Tuesday, I will  be announcing the winner of one copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 5 as well as the winner of a free copy of my pattern set, Fanciful Fairies! There’s still time to enter, all you need to do is comment on my 100 Blocks Blog Tour post!

If you’re local to the Austin, Texas area, please stop by Honey Bee Quilt Store on Saturday, May 12 from 10am-Noon for my trunk show! There will be copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5 for sale at the shop and I will be giving away a wall hanging made from May Showers to one lucky visitor!

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Garden Party Blog Hop – Day 28: It’s My Birthday!

Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 28 of Sewhooked’s Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop!

Hey, ho, it’s my birthday!

This is a post full of PARTY and PRESENTS for both you and me, so make sure you read all the way to the end!

What to get the girl that has everything.

It’s been quite a birthday month for me, what with the amazing-ness of the Garden Party, being part of the Ties That Bind Blog Tour (giveaways and coupons, oh my!) and Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and the 100 Blocks Blog Tour both on the way!

TODAY, my original quilt The Project of Doom, is on display at the Pflugerville Area Quilt Show hosted by Hennig House Quilts! If you are in the Austin area, please stop by for this super fun outdoor, non-juried show!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 5 will be available for sale on May 8. Please support your local quilt shops and go pick up a copy! You can find me on pages 22 and 31!

If you will be in the Austin area on May 12, please stop by Honey Bee Quilt Store to see me! More information on that right here.

And now…what you came for…Garden Party!

My block, Perennial Pleasures, is a reminder to myself to take a few minutes to sit and do nothing, something a dear friend of mine has reminded me on occasion that it is OK to do! We’ve broken out the wine, the table is decorated and the sky is lovely and blue, how relaxing!

For those non-wine lovers out there, I’ve included alternate pattern pieces for a sweet butterfly.

Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 28: It's My Birthday

Download the free pattern for Perennial Pleasures

10″ paper pieced, all pieces include seam allowance

Directions for both layouts (wine and butterfly) are included in the free pattern.

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Perennial Pleasures with Wine; pattern pages 2-5

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Perennial Pleasures with Butterfly, pattern pages 4 – 7

I cannot thank you all enough for making this April one I will never, ever forget! Because of this, I have something to give back to you…

Each and every person that makes a block from my Garden Party pattern, Perennial Pleasures (wine or butterfly), and posts it to the Garden Party flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Electric Quilt 7, courtesy of The Electric Quilt Company.

Yes, you heard that right.

I’m giving away A FREE COPY Of EQ7, the design software that I myself use!

The winner of the drawing will be announced on Monday, May 7 and will be chosen via random drawing using random.org.

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Don’t forget, you’ll get one entry for the last Sewhooked prize pack (below) for each Garden Party Blog Hop block you make and share with our Flickr Group. Winner to be chosen in a random drawing on May 1 and the winning photo will be featured right here on Sewhooked! All winners are chosen with via random.org.

Garden Party Week 4 Prize Pack - Fruit & Flowers!

Week 4 Prize Pack: Fruit and Flowers Fat Quarters plus The Angler 2!

Previous Blog Hop Posts:

  1. Soma, Whims & FanciesMusic Notes
  2. Jennifer, All Things BelleSummer Sweetness
  3. Aalia, Joy of StitchesGarden Gate
  4. Schenley, Margaret’s Violet
  5. Megan, Monkey BeansGarden Party
  6. Lilja, liljabsBluebird
  7. Jill, Apple Avenue QuiltsBloom
  8. Dolores, A Labour of LovePimm’s Garden Party
  9. Kari, Fresh Cut Quilts: Let Them Eat Cake!
  10. Cindy, Quilt Doodle Designs: Spring Time Blooms
  11. Amy, During Quiet TimePick Violets
  12. Cat Magraith: Garden Party
  13. Susan-Claire, GourmetQuilter: Garden Party Munchies
  14.  Cyrille, Bubblestitch QuiltsYummy Cupcake
  15. Missy, GraceParfait CreationsBirdhouse
  16. Gaya, borsedigayaPosh 20s Lady
  17. Jessica, Plum PatchworkGarden Topiary
  18. Diane, From Blank PagesPotted Roses
  19. Cherry, Cherry Blossom Quilting StudioGeorge
  20. Vanessa, Crafty GeminiMod Mushrooms
  21. Sonja, ArtisaniaVintage Mason Jar Lanterns
  22. Michele, Quilting GalleryPatio Umbrella
  23. Alma StollerColorful Pinwheel
  24. Benita, Victoriana Quilt DesignsCroquet, Anyone?
  25. Charise, Charise CreatesHello Spring Tulip
  26. Jen, A Quilting JewelGarden Party Block
  27. Denise, Garden Cart


Whew, what a month! Please come back tomorrow for another free Garden Party pattern!

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TTMT #154 – TWO DAYS! and TWO Winners!

Owl Fat Quarter
Thank you so much to everyone that commented on my STITCHED Blog Hop Tutorial!
We have TWO winners of the super cute owl fabric I used in my tutorial:
ladyoctavia
and
kimberlee
 Congratulations, ladies, I hope you both enjoy your fabric!

Reminders:

In honor of my participation in the STITCHED Tutorial Blog Hop, get 15% off your TOTAL PURCHASE from the Sewhooked Shop during the month of March with coupon code MARCH15. Not valid on etsy or craftsy.
Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day Garden Party Blog Hop

The Paper Pieced Pattern-A-Day blog hop is coming April 1, 2012! We have a full compliment of designers ready to share awesome Garden Party-themed FREE paper pieced patterns with you!

Add your Sewhooked-related photos to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post!

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Blog Hop Party – We have a WINNER!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Wow-oh-wow! Almost 200 comments on the Blog Hop Party Post! How fantastically awesome!

I’m super excited to announce the winner of the Sewhooked Blog Hop Party Giveaway – Mary W!

Tree Trimming

Mary W. wins this fantastic grab bag of reproduction fabrics plus a hard copy version of my best-selling pattern, Tree Trimming!

In case you missed the Blog Hop post, I also shared a new, festive, and FREE pattern!

Holiday House

Holiday House
a free pattern
5″ or 8″ ( 5 1/2 or 8 1/2″ unfinished)

I can’t thank you all enough for playing along! I love giveaways and this one was especially fun, with visitors from all over the world!

Add your Sewhooked-related photos to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post.

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Blog Hop Party Giveaway!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Hoo-boy, I cannot resist a giveaway! And a Blog Hop Party? This just keeps getting more fun!

Welcome Sewooked friends, old and new…I have some fabulous things to share with you today!

First, in honor of the Blog Hop Party and inpsired by my recent finished UFO, a free pattern just for you:

Holiday House
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a free paper pieced pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein
5″ or 8″ ( 5 1/2 or 8 1/2″ unfinished)

Now, how about the “Giveaway” part of this party?

Tree Trimming

Comment* on this post and be entered to win a most wonderful winter prize, this fantastic grab bag of reproduction fabrics plus a hard copy version of my best-selling pattern, Tree Trimming!

Winner to be announced Saturday, December 17, 2011!

*Please make sure to include contact information with your comment. Anonymous comments and those without contact information cannot be included in the drawing.

*** Coupon Alert ***

In honor of the Blog Hop Party, get 20% off  your entire purchase of PDF instant download patterns from my Shop with coupon code BLOGHOP! Offer good through December 17, 2011.

We Are The Face of Quilting

Are you a quilter? Share your story!

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My Memories Giveaway – The Winner!

Well, how much fun has it been getting to chat with you all about the album themes you like from My Memories, all the while knowing that you might win some awesome software?

I don’t know about you, but I thought it was pretty darn fun! If you enjoyed it, let me know, because we have the opportunity to do this again in the future. Fun, huh?

And now, my super-secret, high-tech, new-fangled way of choosing winners.

Or not, but this is the best, most fair way I’ve found to do this!

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Without further ado, the winner of the My Memories Free Software Giveaway here on Sewhooked is Adrith! You can see at a glance my super-futurist method of choosing a winner. 😉

Adrith wins a free download of the My Memories Software Suite! Woo!

Did I mention that I love giving away free stuff??

If you remember, in order to be entered to win, all you had to do was leave a comment on my original My Memories post about one of the album template themes from the My Memories website that you liked.

Adrith chose A Touch of Fall.

A Touch Of Fall Album Theme

You all chose fantastically fun themes, here are some of my favorites from your choices:


Awesomeness, chosen by Sunni


Beautiful Blue chosen by charminggoats


Twilight Fanpire chosen by Sally

If  you didn’t win, you can still get $10 off your purchase of My Memories Software with coupon code STMMMS23344. The software is $39.97 USD, making ten bucks off a huge savings!

A huge congratulations to Adrith, and thank you to everyone else that played along.  This was a lot of fun for me, I do love giving away freebies!

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My Memories Giveaway!

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When I was presented with the opportunity to play with fun new software AND give a copy of that software away to one of my readers, all for free, I thought it might be to good to be true.

Was it?

No, indeed!

Not only do I get to give one of you fabulous people free software, I have a coupon for $10 off of cool crafty, and super-reasonably priced software for every Sewhooked reader!

That’s a win-win situation!

My Memories is scrapbooking software. Now, I’ve never been much of a scrapbooker in real life, but I love digital photo manipulation. I’ved used online solutions through stores with photo processing and such to create cards and photo books, and I have to admit, this is way, way cooler. It’s a crazy versatile software that allows you to do all kinds of cool things with your photos.

I have oodles (and oodles!) of digital photographs. Up until about 2005, I kept them in tidy albums, organized by dates. Then this weird thing happened.

I got my first digital camera. ..

At first, I continued to have my photos printed, but eventually, I realized I was taking way too many pictures to do that. So I began archiving them on a multitude of discs, then eventually on an external hard drive. Have I gone back to dig out those discs and look at those photos? Do I regularly visit my million and one photo files?

Sadly, no. I have thousands of photos that are just sitting, collecting virtual dust instead of being easily accessible. So what the heck, why not try a little digital scrapbooking?

Of course, the first thing I did after downloading my spiffy new software was to download all the FREEBIES! Free paper designs, templates, cards, gift tags and, and, and! What? I like free!

Once the freebies were installed, I started playing. Papers and embellishments and text, oh my…

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My darling daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday.

Once I started playing with My Memories, I had a really, really hard time stopping.  It’s super easy to use, and after just a little trial and error, I got the hang of where most everything was. There are all kinds of cool embellishments and such built in to the software (note the spiffy pencil and clips in the image below) and the software accesses your font library, so if you have a million and one fonts like I do (DaFont free fonts for the win!), the text options are endless.

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My son with all the awards he won at the end of the last school year.

See, I told you I couldn’t stop! I’m an absolute novice here, but I’m super happy with these results.  There are SO MANY FUN TOYS!

My Memories Suite - Christmas Tags
A Sample of the Free Classic Red Gift Tags with my kitties in the photos!

My ramblings not explaining it? Watch a little video!

Now, the fun part for you! Enter to win a FREE COPY of My Memories right here on Sewhooked! All you have to do to be entered to win is to visit the My Memories website and check out their Album Themes and tell me the name of a theme that you think is really fun or cool or pretty, or crazy, or just plain interesting. Then, leave a comment with the name of the theme so I can check it out, too!  (Note: If you read this on your feed or on Facebook, please visit the original post on Sewhooked in order to be eligible to win.)

On Wednesday, September 21, I will choose a random winner and that person will receive a coupon for a free software download! How cool is that?!

Just can’t wait? Get $10 off your purchase of My Memories with coupon code STMMMS23344!

Learn More about My Memories:

Happy crafting…and don’t forget to enter to win!

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