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Hand quilting is alive and well all around the world! Join with fellow hand quilters to share techniques, tips,
and the BEAUTIFUL quilts being made by others who share your passion for quilting... by HAND!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Enter our first GIVEAWAY!!!

That’s right, Celebrate Hand Quilting is having

its first Giveaway!

Thanks to our friends over at TheStencilCompany

We have two $100 coupons

to give away!!!

We’ll give away the first one on the 4th of July

to put a little more excitement in your day!

To put your name in for the drawing, here’s what you can do… you’ll get one chance to win for each of the items on the list below.  How many you choose is up to you!

  • Leave a comment below THIS POST that tells why YOU like hand quilting.
  • On the right side of this blog, click to join our site and add your picture to the list!
  • Visit our Pinterest page and find our Celebratelogo.  Hover over it, click on COMMENT, and then leave a comment.
  • Post a tweet for our site!  Go to Twitter and post this: @cmosey Do you like #handquilting ? Come on over to http://celebratehandquilting.com.
  • Are you on Facebook?  We have a brand new group page for hand quilting!  Come on over and join our group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/handquilting/

 

Can I ask you to do one more favor?  Please visit The Stencil Company’s website at http://quiltingstencils.com and thank them for their very generous gift.  You can sign up for their newsletter in the left-hand side of the page, or find their email on a tab at the top.

TheStencilCompany

OK, you have until July 3rd at midnight Eastern Standard Time to do what you can to win a $100 gift certificate. When I get up in the morning, I’ll draw a name out of the hat and post the winner here, on our Facebook group, I’ll TWEET it, and shout it from the mountain top (Well OK, maybe not from a mountain…)

We will give the other $100 gift certificate away in August!

4thofjuly

64 comments:

  1. I think this is an awesome idea. I have just started hand quilting. I have always wanted to hand quilt, I hand piece and love the calming effect it has on me. I got the courage to just stop practicing and start hand quilting. I just finished my first quilt 25X25 and love it!
    Thanks for this site and the encouragement!

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  2. My grandmother taught me to hand piece and quilt when I was little more than a toddler. We quilted together until her death so I continue to hand piece and quilt, always feeling her presence. In my book, there is NO other way to make a fabulous quilt.

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  3. I love the stencil company! they have a great selection of quilting stencils and I use them often! Great give away...thanks!

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  4. This is a wonderful giveaway. I love hand quilting because it is so relaxing and also feel like it makes the piece more personal.

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  5. I love the look of hand quilting. I also love the process of it, very relaxing. I just wish I had many more hours in each day. I also have used the stencil company and plan to again. Good service and exactly the patterns that I needed.

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  6. Wow! What a perfect gift for a hand quilter! The stencil company has wonderful stencils.

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  7. Hand quilting is so relaxing, calming, and beautiful. My projects become extra special because of the time and touch involve--like a signature to a very nice piece of art.

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  8. I make tops in order to have something to hand quilt. I'm not surprised to see that others who have commented find it peaceful and relaxing. I also love hand quilting b/c it centers my thoughts and, at times, my prayers, for the person who will receive the quilt.

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  9. I like hand quilting as I find it relaxing and meditative, quilts that are quilted by hand look so much nicer than machine-quilted quilts. I haven't used stencils for some time as I usually just do straight line quilting or very simple curves.

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  10. I love handquilting. I like how it looks and I like the process. There is no other way to create that gorgeous texture.

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  11. I think hand quilting puts the heart and soul into a quilt. I love the texture, design, and the obvious love that went into every stitch.

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  12. And I'm a follower, too! Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I love hand quilting. I love to run my hand over a hand quilted piece and feel the texture. I sit in front of the tv during the evenings and hand quilt. It is a good way to relax from my day. Sometimes I look at a project that I have finished and am amazed by how pretty it is. Nothing like hand quilting.

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  14. I love to hand quilt. I find hand quilting very calming and relaxing. The rhythm of a needle and thread through fabric is very soothing.
    There is nothing like the look of a hand quilted quilt.
    There is also something special about sleeping under a completely hand made quilt; a quilt stitched with love.
    I have been a follower of this blog for quite some time and I have just joined your Facebook group.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    I'm off to look at The stencil Company's website......

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  15. wow, love that stencil company. i have some of their terrific stencils and find their catalog brimming with patterns for all my quilting needs. count me in!

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  16. Hand quilting relaxes me and can be done anywhere!

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  17. I love the way hand quilting looks and feels on a quilt. I enjoy the hand work and always appreciate the time spent on hand quilting a quilt.

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  18. Nothing looks better than hand quilting. It's so soft and the textured look can't be beat.

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  19. Hand quilting soothes my soul. And I love the way my quilts look after I wash and dry them.

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  20. I started to hand quilt because I needed something to help relax me in the evenings. I find that hand quilting actually does help lower my blood pressure.

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  21. Love hand quilting-did it for customers for years until carpel tunnel forced me to quit and just do my own, and very slowly. I've bought stencils from the Stencil Company for over 20 yrs. When I had my own quilt shop I carried them, in fact I was about the only shop in the area that did.

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  22. This is so exciting, Caron! I love the look and drapability of a hand quilted quilt. I also like the portability of hand quilting. I can sit in my chair and watch TV with my DH while I do it :)
    Linda

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  23. I love the hand quilting for its soothing, relaxing qualities. Also, there is nothing quite like the look of a hand quilted quilt fresh from the dryer!

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  24. I love a hand quilted quilt because it is soft and has a wonderful drape. The quilting doesn't over power the design. I also enjoy hand quilting I have all my grandmothers old stencils cut out of cardboard.

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  25. I've been hand quilting for nearly 30 years as time permitted while raising my children, full-time work, etc., etc. My hand quilting is now saved for the heirloom wedding or baby's first quilt, since I'm very slow at it and arthritis is setting in rather rapidly these past couple of years. I'm also learning to FMQ on my sewing machine to get more accomplished but I still love that soft drapey feel of a hand quilted piece best. Especially love hand quilting in the evening while we watch tv or just sit around chatting - very relaxing!

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  26. I love hand quilting because it is relaxing, it lets me take part in preserving an old tradition and I love making beautiful things. I have bought stencils from this sponsor on several occations, they are great!

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  27. I started off in quilt making by machine and fascinated with Japanese Quiltmaking. I consider myself doing a true hand work when everything involve in quiltmaking by hand. I love the end product even though it sometimes only involve a simple quilting design.

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  28. I love the look of hand quilting and am just learning how to do it. Definitely not easy! Trying to keep my stitches even is a struggle but will so be worth the frustration once I get it.

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  29. I just ordered the supplies I needed to begin a hand quilting project next week. I am looking forward to the calm it will bring.

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  30. I love the act of handquilting--it is very satisfying. And the look of handquilting--nothing can compare!

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  31. I've been buying stencils from the Stencil Company for years. I use them quite regularly. Great selection and fast service. Thanks for the opportunity to increase my collection! I truly enjoy hand quilting. It's such a joy to sit and relax. Calms me right down after a stress filled day. I always have a couple projects to choose from. Sometimes I get out to the borders and have to think about what they need or what would look best. I let the quilt talk to me.

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  32. I just love the Stencil Company. Thanks for the chance to win more stencils. Hand quilting is the only way I quilt. It is so calming that any stress of the day just falls away. My floor frame is set up by my dining room window so I can watch what is going on outside while I quilt, not to shabby.

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  33. I love hand quilting because of the peace it gives me. Everything slows down around me and the quilting becomes very therapeutic. Thank you for the opportunity to win a gift certificate.

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  34. I am so glad to be part of this group! It seems that these days quilt magazines and even shops are geared to the quickie quilt-in-a-day type quilters. In Japan, where I live, stencils are very hard to find and I have had to mostly make my own. Although I am not likely to win anything, it is nice to have a dream.

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  35. I love to hand quilt as I find it very therapeutic and stress relieving. Nothing beats sitting all cosy in the evening stitching. A sure way to help me relax.

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  36. I love the health benefits of hand quilting...it calms me down, helps me to relax and focus, and to be present in my life. I haven't used stencils much, being too worried about getting the marks out and also enjoy making up the design as I go along.

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  37. I love to hand quilt because I find it peaceful and relaxing. ~Jeanne

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  38. Hand quilting is my "prozac"! It's what keeps me sane in this hectic world! And it is so rewarding...you have a beautiful quilt when you are done! :)

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  39. I hand quilt because I enjoy the process. It allows me to enjoy the quilt and think about the recipient. The texture of hand quilting adds so much to a quilt. Life is so fast that the time I spend hand quilting allows me to slow down, too. Sometimes it is with stencils, sometimes just free hand. My favorite right now is doing free hand baptist fans. It adds so much movement and texture to a simple quilt..

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  40. I hand quilt because it's Pieceful and relaxing. To me , it's also my quiet time when I do a lot of thinking and reflecting. I enjoy the finished look of hand quilting much more than machine quilting, yet I see the beauty and benefits in both methods.

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  41. Hand quilting is very relaxing!

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  42. Hand quilting is very restful. I love to listen to audio books while I hand quilt. Not only does it entertain me, but, I can keep track of how many hours I've put into the quilting of each quilt. When my niece found out how many hours I spent, just hand quilting her quilt, she told me that I must love her very much to spend that much time on her. I am already on The Stencil Co's mailing list. I love to visit their booth at quilt shows. Better than candy!

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  43. I think hand quilting is just so beautiful and a relaxing hobby

    sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

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  44. I'm a gfc follower :)
    sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

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  45. I am part of your facebook group.

    sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

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  46. So very relaxing! It has certainly taken lots of practice, however. Thx for the nice opportunity with the stencils.

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  47. I'm now a follower of this blog! Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

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  48. I don't hand-quilt as much as I used to - but I loved how meditative it was for me. I could get so relaxed!

    And there's nothing like being able to look at the completed project and knowing you placed every stitch by hand.

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  49. I love hand quilting because of the slower pace. I am hoping it is making a true comeback!

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  50. I am a follower!
    loritfrench@comcast.net

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  51. I am a facebook friend, too.
    loritfrench@comcast.net

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  52. Left a Pinterest comment, too!
    loritfrench@comcast.net

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  53. Hand quilting is my relaxation in the evening. It just seems to calm the spirit!!!

    Sharon

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  54. I like hand quilting because it give me time to relax and think about the person I'm giving the quilt to.

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  55. Hand quilting is such a great way to relax in front of the TV while still getting something done. And it just looks great .

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  56. I love handwork, and I find handquilting very relaxing. And I love to have a snooze under a handquilted quilt, the best ever!!

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  57. I love to do hand quilting because it is a relaxing feeling when you see these lovely little stitches building a quilt under your fingers, I love the look, feel and then the texture that it gives your quilt. It gives it a personal life that will last as long as the quilt.
    Thanks to you and The Stencil CO on this lovely giveway

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  58. I love to quilt by hand, even though it takes longer. It is portable and relaxing. I can easily see my progress and I get to spend a lot of time covered up in the quilt as I stitch it.

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  59. Hand quilting is the most relaxing thing in the world - and I can create something while I'm relaxing!

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  60. I haven't done much hand quilting but am trying to do more. I love old fashioned quilts and think hand quilting just adds so much more to them.

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  61. Although I don't do hand quilting very often, I always enjoy the slower pace and the fact that it connects me to quilter of another age.

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  62. Although I love both machine and hand quilting there is simply no substitute for the look and feel of hand quilting! It is so beautiful and timeless, and turns a quilt into a true heirloom! Although most of my projects get done on a machine I wish I had time to hand quilt them all! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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