Monday, February 1, 2016

It's a Beauty of a Pageant Contest (starts today)

It’s a Beauty of a Pageant Contest and it starts today!
The designers-contestants are now done blogging and you have seen all of their rows and their version of  their partner's row. Now it is time for you to do your version of row/rows.
Here’s what you need to know and do.
Buy, beg or borrow a copy of the Moda All-Stars - All In A Row book. 

Head to your stash or your local quilt shop and select some fabric - preferably Moda Fabric ;-)
Then Pick a row - any row. 
There are these 12 rows 
or
these twelve.
You can make as many rows as you like but you only need one for the contest. BUT the more rows you make the more times you can enter the contest - increasing your chances of winning one of the many prizes that Martingale  and Moda will be giving away. And these are good prizes - Opera like prizes.
After your row is finished take a picture of your row and post it or e-mail it so you can be entered in the Beauty of a Contest contest!
How do you post or email your row?
1.  Join the Facebook group – All In a Row Quilt Along.  Yes, you must be on Facebook to join the group.  Post a picture of your row using the hashtag #allinarowquiltalong and  you’re entered.
2.  Send a JPEG – a good-sized, low res image will do – to sevice@shopmartingale.com and  you are entered.   
If you’re an over-achiever and you make all 24 rows and post/send 24 pictures – then your are  entered 24 times. Woozer!
If you make my row or use my fabric in any of the rows you make,  please take a picture and post it to instagram using the hashtage #sandygervaisallinarow and #allinarowquiltalong. 

On March 15th I will announce winners of a Refresh Jelly roll.
The contest starts NOW. On March 15th, Miss All-In-A-Row and her court will be announced.
To enter the contest and see all of the rules and prizes go here.
Now get rowing!
From my heart,
Sandy

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Winners!


Hello,
Below are the winners of the Moda All Stars All in a Row books.
I have sent each of you an email requesting your address.
As soon as I receive your addresses I will ship out the packages.

Check back tomorrow when ALL of the designers will be blogging 
You will not want to miss the quilt along - more info about that tomorrow.

Wow,wow,wow! I LOVE all three versions of Kate's row! But seeing the all red and white version made me totally fall in love with this row. I can't wait to win a book and get started on this!

I love the colorful row, almost has a scrappy touch to it!

I LOVE red! I've been looking at the book at my local quilt shop. It would be fun to win it!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello and welcome to Day 11. (The last day of the hop.)
 It’s a Beauty of a Book and Social Media Hop: Moda All-Stars All in a Row 


There will be Prizes too!
All royalties from this book will be donated to 

 A charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Today's bloggers are Kaari Meng and Lynne Hagmeier
Below (in blue type) is the copy written by Jennifer Keltner to introduce the lovely Kate Spain.

On the straight and narrow, please give a warm welcome to Kaari Meng (French General) wearing her row DRUNKARD'S PATH. Now I was going to tell you that the inspiration for Kaari's row came to her while in France on vacation over a bottle of wine, and then another.but it wouldn't be true. A true Francophile, Kaari is simply into the classics in every sense of the word. A two-color row that's anything but plain—she keeps it scrappy using a combination of her French General fabrics, patchwork, and the classic quilt pattern –all united to create a delightful row as comfortable in a row quilt as it would be used alone to create a table runner. Merci Beaucoup!


 Is it just me or does anyone else think 
that if your replace that crown with a pillbox hat,  
Kaari could star in a Jackie Kennedy movie?


I think so.

 I LOVE her row. Red and White - a girl after my heart.

Kaari's picture is titled:


All in a Row

Lynne Hagmeier (Kansas Troubles Quilters) wearing her row FALL. Lynne squirreled away some of her very best design juju for her row---featuring not only fall leaves and Acorns, but Bcorns and Ccorns as well. When asked to participate in the pageant, Lynne was the first to join in the fun replying, I wouldn't want you to LEAF me out. (it's okay to groanLeaf me outfall  leavespeople, we need some enthusiasm, even late in the day.)   


Lynne hand crafted her beautiful acorn and leaves crown.
It rivals anything that royalty wears.
And she must have practiced her wave diligently
 as it was the best of all the contestants.

Lynne's picture is titled:



Looking for Bcorns

The Deal of the Day is:



All PDF patterns are half price today.

If you did not leave a comment on yesterday's post, please go back and do so. 
You just might win this fabulous book.



Prizes are: 3 Moda All Stars All in a Row books 
with candy packs to go with.
The special quilt along starts soon so be sure to check both
  Moda and Martingale for more information.


Tomorrow ALL designers will be blogging. See you tomorrow.

Have a Beauty-ful day!
From my heart,
Sandy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Moda All-Stars All in a Row Day 10 - Myself and Kate Spain

Hello and welcome to Day 10 and my day - and Kate Spain's day!
 It’s a Beauty of a Book and Social Media Hop: Moda All-Stars All in a Row 


There will be Prizes too!
All royalties from this book will be donated to 

 A charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Today's bloggers are Kate Spain and myself.
Below (in blue type) is the copy written by Jennifer Keltner to introduce the lovely Kate Spain.

Why choose between applique and patchwork when you can do both as the lovely Kate Spain proves wearing her row HE LOVES ME.  The devil is in the details on this attention getting row. Kate fussy-cut her flower centers to showcase the part of the prints she wanted most. An interesting side note: as a child, Kate spent lots of time watching movie classics such as My Fair Lady where she believed Eliza DooLittle was singing The rain, Kate Spain, falls mainly on the airplane.


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Kate did not wear a gown off the rack
for her pageant runway walk - no siree.
 Instead she crafted a couture gown
featuring handmade dimensional flowers.
(She is a bit of an overachiever.)
This is Kate's lovely row titled He Loves Me.
And what's not to love about this row of posies.
See more of Kate's great products here.
As you know by now each pair of designers is to redo each other's rows in another look.
I played around computer generating different options.



 I LOVE a red and white quilt like the version pictured in the book.
 So I did Kate's row in just red and white.


This will fit in nicely with Valentine's, which is right around the corner.

Low volume quilts are all the rage right now.


So I made it out of my current line of fabric Refresh.

Then I thought I would make it using the
original fabrics (from my Block Party line)
 that I used in my row for the book.
You can see my row over at Kate's blog.



As you can see this row is like a chameleon -
completely changing the look by changing out the fabrics.

Today's picture is titled:


Waste of a Perfectly Good Daisy 

The Deal of the Day is:



Smitten a PDF pattern using a Charm Pack.
Regular price is $8.50 - on sale today for $6.50


Now for the Prizes.
Which of my mocked up versions of Kate's row do you like best?
Leave a comment in the comment section telling me which version you like best or how you plan to make Kate's  row  - for real or just in your head.
I will randomly choose 3 winners from the comments.


Prizes are: 3 Moda All Stars All in a Row books 
with candy packs to go with.
The special quilt along starts soon so be sure to check both
  Moda and Martingale for more information.

On the event that you do not win a book - check your local quilt shop they probably have it. Two great reasons to buy the book: 1) you’ll know you’ll be supporting a good cause - all royalties go to No Kid Hungry; and 2) you’ll be ready to join the #allinarowquiltalong in February! See more rows from the book here: http://www.shopmartingale.com/moda-all-stars-all-in-a-row.html

Kaari Meng and Lynne Hagmeier are tomorrow's bloggers. Stop back tomorrow to read their stories and see the pictures of the day.

AND find out what the Deal of the Day is.

Have a Beauty-ful day!
From my heart,
Sandy

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Moda All-Stars All in a Row Day 9

Hello and welcome to Day 9 of
 It’s a Beauty of a Book and Social Media Hop: Moda All-Stars All in a Row 


There will be Prizes too!
All royalties from this book will be donated to 

 A charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Today's bloggers are Besty Chutchian and Jen Kingwell.
Below (in blue type) is the copy written by Jennifer Keltner to introduce these two lovely contestants.

Everything old is new again with our next entrant who loves bringing 19th century fabric prints and blocks into the 21st century---please welcome the often imitated, but never replicated Betsy Chutchian wearing her row Bitty Baskets—Appliqued Baskets large and small are interspersed with traditional pieced Duck and Duckling blocks (Also known as Pine Burr –but how much cuter is the image of baby ducklings)you'll want to follow along like little ducklings in a row (get it?) to re-create your own Bitty Baskets row in your quilt.
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Betsy, rocking a 19th century hat.
Check out Betsy's row here.


Betsy's picture is titled:


Ducks in a Row.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy Oy Oy—that's the yell that invites in the one, the only Jen Kingwell  wearing her row Meadow Rose row. She was the longest distance contributor for the book and the first to submit her row. You can't keep a good woman who is  passionate about hand-piecing and hand quilting down—she's done both on this garden of patchwork flowers row. When asked if there were any circumstances under which she could not start a new project Jen answered—it's never happened. I start new things all the time. I'm the queen of unfinished projects, I am. Well watch out Jen, I'm betting there's some other royal subjects in the audience vying for that crown too!


Jen wearing her beautiful hand pieced, hand quilted row.
Check out Jen's row here.

Jen's picture is titled:


Built in Tote

The Deal of the Day is:


Point Taken a PDF pattern using a Charm Pack.
Regular price is $8.00 - on sale today for $6.00

Kate Spain and I will be blogging tomorrow.  Stop back tomorrow to read the stories and see the pictures of the day.

AND find out what the Deal of the Day is.

Have a Beauty-ful day!
From my heart,
Sandy

Monday, January 25, 2016

Moda all-Stars All in a Row Blog Hop Day 8

Hello and welcome to Day 8 of
 It’s a Beauty of a Book and Social Media Hop: Moda All-Stars All in a Row 


There will be Prizes too!
All royalties from this book will be donated to 

 A charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Today's bloggers are Lisa Bongean and Joanna Figueroa.
Below (in blue type)  is the copy written by Jennifer Keltner to introduce these two lovely contestants.

Representing the great state of Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers, and cheese lovers everywhere, is

Lisa Bongean (Primitive Gatherings) wearing her row NOVEMBER. While her quilt does appear in the seasonal rows section, it's actually a television series that inspired her row.can you guess which one? Orange is the new black of course! Needle turn appliqued and embellished with a few hand-embroidery stitches Lisa suggests her row could be made even quicker with wool or fusible appliqué.
Lisa, looking regal in red.
Check out Lisa's row here.



Lisa's picture is titled;


New Species...Wisconsin Swiss

Often mistaken for her royal highness and the heiress to the non-existent Fig Newton fortune
Please welcome Joanna Figueroa (Fig Tree Designs) wearing her row WE ARE FAMILY.  A business owner, designer, wife and mother, she knows a little something about making strong individuals blend together –so for her row, pieced star blocks stand by themselvesbut when joined together and linked with a skinny sashing, form a strong chain of stars—much like a strong family. If you're looking to hang out with Joanna—know that her fave snack foods when she's quilting are chocolate, doritos, and diet coke! 

Joanna, so beautiful and looking like royalty
 in a gown entirely made of bubble wrap...who knew.
Check out Joanna's row here.


Joanna's picture is titled:


The New Newton
(4 x's the filling!)

The Deal of the Day is:


Tea For Three a PDF pattern using a Charm Pack.
Regular price is $9.00 - on sale today for $7.00

Betsy Chctchian and Jen Kingwell are tomorrow's bloggers. Stop back tomorrow to read their stories and see the pictures of the day.

AND find out what the Deal of the Day is.

Have a Beauty-ful day!
From my heart,
Sandy

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Moda all-Stars All in a Row Blog Hop Day 7

Hello and welcome to Day 7 of
 It’s a Beauty of a Book and Social Media Hop: Moda All-Stars All in a Row 


There will be Prizes too!
All royalties from this book will be donated to 

 A charitable organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Today's bloggers are Anne Sutton and Laurie Simpson. 
Below (in blue type)  is the copy written by Jennifer Keltner to introduce these two lovely contestants.

Anne Sutton (Bunny Hill Designs) wearing her row SNOWY DAY. You know Anne well from the lesser known of Fats Domino's hit songs I found my thrill, on BUNNY HILL”…..but baby it's cold outside on her row as five frolicking needle-turn snowmen are sporting a fashionable array of hats and scarves atop a pieced patchwork background.  Fun Fact: Ann was the Winner of this pageants Haribou Gummy Bears Good Dental Health award? Why? Because when we asked Ann to tell us her go-to snack food for a full day (or night) of quilting—her answer: Haribou Gummy Bears.and I quote but it has to be this brand.


Anne looking pure as the driven snow on the runway.
Check out Anne's row here.


Anne's picture is titled;
Bunnyhill

Laurie Simpson (the quilty half of the Minick & Simpson Duo) wearing her row SAND PAILS. Always and forever representing the USA with a red-white-and-blue color combination.Get ready to groan.Laurie's appliqué skills are Beyond the Pale.(you were warned), get it? Laurie's talent portion of today's event included a poetry slam dedicated to her sister and business partner Polly Minick, whom Laurie describes as both the wind in my sail and the sand in my pail.   


Laurie is looking very patriotic in this little blue number.
Check out Minick and Simpson's row here.


Minick and Simpson's picture is titled;
Red, White and Blue

The Deal of the Day is:


A Perfect Arrangement a PDF pattern using a Charm Pack.
Regular price is $8.50 - on sale today for $6.50

Lisa Bongean and Joanna Figueroa are tomorrow's bloggers. Stop back tomorrow to read their stories and see the pictures of the day.

AND find out what the Deal of the Day is.

Have a Beauty-ful day!
From my heart,
Sandy