Saturday, September 6, 2014

Exciting News with a GIVEAWAY!

I have some super exciting news to share...
Yep, this happened! I'm in Quilty Magazine! Not once, but twice! Eek! I submitted two quilt designs around Christmastime last year (yes, it takes that long) and received my copy of the magazine in the mail last week! I actually picked up the mail from the post office in our old city and noticed the unusual package from an unknown sender. So at a stop light, I opened it up and let out a huge squeal! The girls started squealing, too, and then the light turned green and we were on the freeway for 20 minutes. That was the longest 20 minutes, ever! Please be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine next time you are at JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, or Barnes and Noble (just to name a few)! They should start hitting the newsstands any day now!

And to celebrate my first publication and the relishes back at school, I want to giveaway a copy of the magazine to one of my awesome readers! GIVEAWAY CLOSED!  All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite quilting magazine is (and no, it doesn't have to be Quilty;). For a second entry, like me on Instagram. Congrats to Vicki H.! I sent you an email :)

I've been sharing lots of my behind-the-scene pictures on IG lately and would love to have you visit me there as well. I treasure blogging and the connections I make through my stories and pictures with you guys, but sometimes the pictures of my everyday sewing life, like little relish sticking 20 sewing pins in my Juki, are worth an instant share. If you decide to follow me there or already do, leave me a comment for a second entry.
I'll pick a winner Friday!!
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67 comments:

  1. Congrats on your publications!!! I don't have a favorite magazine... I don't usually buy them

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  2. I just started following you on instagram :)

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  3. Congratulations! How fun! I used to grab Quilty when using my coupons at JoAnns, but lately its been replaced by Machine Quilting Unlimited.

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  4. My favorite quilt magazine is Quiltmaker. I am particularly a fan of Bonnie Hunter and her column.

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  5. Many congratulations. They look like fantastic patterns. The only magazine I really read is 'Love Patchwork and Quilting'.

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  6. My favorite is American Patchwork & Quilting.

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  7. And super congrats on being published. So exciting!

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  8. congrats its so exciting to see your own work published! love this pillow, love the quilting.
    I would love to win the magazine as I haven't seen it yet
    My favorite magazine is American Patchwork and Quilting
    and yes I follow you on IG and now follow you on your blog too will add it to my sidebar.
    Kathie
    inspiredbyantiquequilts on IG as well as my blog addy

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  9. Nowhere close by me to get quilting magazines, and I haven't subscribed to any yet. Maybe this should be the one! Congratulations!!

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  10. Congrats on your publications! Hats off to you! I already subscribe to Quilty's digital version, and I'm loving Quilt Now too. Your quilt and pillow are beautiful!

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  11. I have often bought McCall's and Quiltmaker magazines. I usually buy quilt books. Congratulations on being published.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. EEEK! That's SO exciting!!! Congrats to you! I will have to check it out for sure - and Quilty just happens to be my VERY fav magazine.

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  13. Congratulations on being published, twice! Don't have a favorite quilt magazine. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  14. I don't have a favorite quilt magazine because I never buy them, although I would love to. Gotta save some $ somewhere.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  15. Congrats to you! I don't really have a favorite magazine but occasionally peek through old issues of a friend.

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  16. Congratulations!!! It's so exciting seeing your name in print! My fave quilting mag is Stitch by Interweave... It is not solely a quilting magazine and I like that it shares both quilting and sewing projects....

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  17. I don't often buy magazines, because I learn so much online! I might buy this one, though. I really like your designs.

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  18. Congrats! I actually love Quilty but haven't subscribed yet :)

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  19. Would love to have this magazine! I do love Quilty...but get McCall's Quick Quilts thru subscription. :)

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  20. How exciting!! I need to get a copy!!

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  21. I am a Quiltmaker fan. It's sort of my style but Jenny's new magazine sure is fun.

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  22. Congratulations!! My current favorite magazine is Love Patchwork and Quilting, but I'm also a fan of Quilty. Looking forward to seeing your work in the new issue!

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  23. Congrats on being published! Yay! My favorite quilting magazine is Quilts n' More.

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  24. Am following you on Instagram.

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  25. Congratulations! My favorite magazine is Quiltmaker. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. Congratulations! My favorite magazine is McCall's Quilting. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  27. Congrats! I don't really read magazines, so I don't have a favourite.

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  28. How exciting for you and congratulations! Actually Quilty is my favorite quilting magazine. I just started fowling you on IG.

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  29. I am so happy for you!!! Congrats! Quilty is my favorite magazine :)

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  30. I am a new follower via instagram! (@sewruthie14) :)

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  31. It's not exclusively quilting, but I really enjoy the "Where Women Create" mag. Thanks and congrats!

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  32. my fave quilt mag at the moment is block from missouri star quilt co.

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  33. Congratulations!!
    I don't know Quilty - my favourite magazine is Love Patchwork and Quilting!

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  34. Congratulations on your publication - that is sooo thrilling! I am a dedicated Quilters Newsletter mag fan, but get others intermittently. I have not seen "Quilty" yet - thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Congratulations on being published. It is the most exciting feeling. I'll never forget when I received notification the first time I was published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 8. It's still as exciting the 2nd and 3rd time too!

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  36. And I'm following you on IG. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

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  37. Congratulations! I don't buy magazines, but whenever I get my hands on a quilting one, I love reading it. sarah@forrussia.org

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  38. Oh!! Congratulations!! I LOVE those stars!! So beautiful! I would have to say that Make Modern is my favourite magazine because I can read it on my iPad here in Japan, and you know, awesome content ;)

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  39. Woot woot! Sooo exciting to be published - your work is gorgeous. I especially love your quilt, it is right 'up my alley' as far as colour/fabric goes. My fave magazine (and the only one I ever buy) is QUILTY!!!

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  40. Follow you via google friend.

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  41. So happy for you! That is just sooo exciting! Love your pillow and your quilt :) I read Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting but learned how to quilt watching quilty episodes with Mary Fons :) Kathi

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  42. Congratulations, can hardly wait to check out your projects. What an honor. Thanks for the chance to win the Quilty magazine

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  43. I seem to find the most quilts I like in Quiltmaker magazine. I haven't gotten an issue of Quilty yet, but your post makes me think I should!

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  44. Congratulations Melissa!! Both projects are just beautiful! Because I work with wool alot my favorite magazine to follow is Primitive Quilts and Projects. I do love your modern look projects though (and so would my granddaughters)... ;) Take care!

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  45. I have to confess that I am a quilt magazine junkie....I subscribe to 3 but buy many more. WIll be sure to look for your projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. I like I love Patchwork and whatever else is on the WHSmith shelf!! Well done :)

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  47. how good to have have quilt published but no you have 2 congratulations, I think maybe it is time for a book of your designs. I only have one quilt magazine on subscription and that is Popular patchwork which is a British one but do pick up ones in the shops sometimes.

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  48. I'm so happy for you! My favorite quilt magazine is Quilty because I love the patterns they feature - they seem to suit me best.

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  49. I also follow you on instagram.

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  50. Hi, Melissa, My favorite quilting magazine is "Quilt it...Today". Huge congrats on being featured, and thanks for the giveaway! :) ♥

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  51. I am happy to be following on Instagram! (Yesterfood) :)

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  52. I hope I'm not too late to enter! First, congratulations! I will definitely pick up a copy of Quilty (if I don't win your giveaway) and second, my favorite quilt magazine is American Patchwork and Quilting.
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  53. I follow on Instagram. k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  54. ps - i started following you on IG today after you found me first. =) looking forward to keeping up better over there!

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  55. I just found you - congratulations btw! I love all of the quilting mags but my favs are McCalls Quick & Easy and any of the Block ones :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  56. Congrats Melissa, I remember you playing with the star pattern while we were at the retreat. How exciting that I know a published quilt pattern maker!

    Tami
    tamiquilts at att dot net

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