Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time for a Giveaway



October Surprise 38" x 50"

Next week most of us in the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving. For my family this involves a trip around the Capital Beltway into Maryland to my parents’ house where we enjoy good company and a wonderful dinner of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, corn, cole slaw and pies (pumpkin, pecan and apple). I also want to celebrate here. Your encouraging comments and cyber friendships mean a lot to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, respond to my questions, follow and lurk. I also realized it has been almost 2 years since I started this blog. It’s been fun and I’ve learned so much from you. So it’s time for a giveaway! Your chances are good - I'll have four winners.


I made four little quilts with the leftover flying geese from October Surprise. I’m being a little sneaky here – I already picked two winners from those who commented two posts ago. I wanted to thank those of you who often or always comment on my posts. My method is to write your names on slips of paper and blindly pull them out of a bowl. I haven't tried the random number generator. The old fashioned way seems more fun to me.

The remaining two little quilts will be selected from commenters on this post (it would be nice if you are a follower) and will be announced December 2nd. I want to give plenty of time for people who are busy traveling for or hosting Thanksgiving to comment. I'm willing and happy to send these little quilts to other countries.

The first two winners are -

and

I drew Doniene’s name first so she gets first choice. Then libbyQ can choose. 

green and tan strippy 14.5" x 18"


stars and pumpkin pie cornerstones 14.25" square


black strippy 11.25" x 14.5"


pumpkin pie strippy 10.25" x 14.5"

Don't forget to leave a comment for the second drawing!

Here is a closer look at October Surprise-

Happy Thanksgiving!

42 comments:

  1. What a generous giveaway Maureen and I would be pleased, no thrilled to win any one of them but good luck to everyone.

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  2. Oh these little quilts are just gorgeous!! I do follow you and have for quite some time. :) You have a great blog.

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  3. Your little quilts are darling! I love the color combinations. One sure would look great on my mini wall. LOL Happy Quilting!

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  4. Little quilts are little treasures and I love your October surprise :-)

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  5. Very sweet of you, Maureen. Each little quilt is a treasure. I know Doniene and am so happy to see her win. She is a sweetheart!
    October Surprise is a beautiful quilt, and the little quiltlet offspring are precious. : )

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  6. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, dear Maureen, and THANKS for your generosity and the continuous inspiration you're giving. Keep going, dear!
    Your October quilt is fantastic, and so are your little flying geese quilts. To me, those flying geese blocks represent how we can dream and "fly away" when quilting... I also love small quilts, as our home walls are not so big, so these are just perfect to hang and be enjoyed ;>)

    Good luck to everyone !

    Enjoy your family reunion, Maureen -these are the best- and, WOW the menu sounds just YUMMY !

    Heartful thoughts from NADINE in Belgium.

    XOXOXOXO

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy your family reunion and just have time to relax too!
    Your little quilts are adorable, this is so generous of you
    congrats for 2 years of blogging, heres to 2 more!
    thanks for the chance to win one I would love to add it to my wall of little quilts

    Kathie

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  8. What a nice giveaway and congratulations to the first two winners! What a treasure one of these little quilts would be! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. These minis are so darned cute! I can't get over how different they all look, even though they all have the same scraps of flying geese in them! They are awesome in every way! And thanks for the chances......woohoo....4 winners! Can't get any better than that! :o)

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  10. What adorable little quilts and you give me inspiration for something to do with the scraps that are left over from a larger quilt. I am a follower and would be honored to own one of your quilts. Thanks for a chance.

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  11. Wow - all those flying geese are LEFTOVERS? You must've made a BUNCH of them! Sweet, sweet little quilts - one of them would look great on my 'someday' gallery wall! LOL

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  12. They are super cute, Maureen! I don't often comment, but I read your all your posts. I use google reader.

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  13. Oh, those are ALL beautiful (as is the 'mommy' quilt!!). I just stumbled onto your blog--never visited here before. Congrats to the two winners who are faithful commenters.

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  14. Wow, what a generous giveaway! I discovered you about a week ago through Taryn's Mini and Doll Quilt Show, and I'm so happy I did. Congrats to the two lucky winners... and good luck to the rest of the quilt bloggers! What a wonderful "family" we are all members of!

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  15. These are so beautiful work.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  16. All of the little quilts are beautiful. At first I liked the green, then I saw the 2nd one, and then the 3rd one and oh! cheddar no.4. very nice.

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  17. What a fabulous giveaway! I love flying geese but I don't think mine are anywhere near as good as yours!

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  18. Your October Surprise is absolutely wonderful, love so much fall colours. And your little quilts are adorable, very generous giveaway. I love to read all your posts. Hugs.

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  19. I love all the little quilts. Can't pick a favourite. How generous of you to share.

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  20. omg~!!~ i'm a winner~!
    happy happy happy dance~!!!!!!!!!!!!~
    thank you so much.

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  21. :-D
    sheeeez i was so surprised and happy that i didn't even comment on what i originally intended~!

    your thanksgiving trip sounds so traditioinal and like a very happy holiday time. i hope that your travels are safe and that you eat way too much of that yummy sounding feast~! ;-)

    these little quilts are awesome and i'm going to find it hard to choose . . . it's good that Doniene goes first as that will whittle it down to three . . .

    THANK YOU so very much Maureen~!
    :-D
    libbyQ

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  22. what beautiful little quilts! Thanks for a chance to have one to call my own! good luck to all.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  23. What a wonderful quilt and even wonderful giveaway.
    Congrats to LibbyQ and to Donione! How nice.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving visit with your parents!
    All the flying geese are lovely!

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  24. These are gorgeous little quilts Maureen and what a general giveaway. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Take care.

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  25. Congrats to LibbyQ and Donione!

    What a thoughtful give away....thank you for the opportunity to win one of your lovely little quilts. Your October Surprise quilt is gorgeous. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Judy

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  26. Me tornei seguidora agora GFC 122.Adorei seus mini,e que generosidade,obrigada.Sou brasileira e daria esta (se)para minha neta.


    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  27. How generous. All your minis are so lovely.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  28. What a great giveaway! Congrats to Doniene and Libby- they are very generous with their comments:)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  29. Wow Oh Wow!!! Thank you - what an absolutely wonderful surprise - and need you ask! Of course the one with the stars!!! But they are all so wonderful - I really did consider another - even if just for only a second!!!
    Happy, happy thanksgiving to you!!

    Blessings

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  30. Congratulations to Doniene and Libby! Your October surprise is beautiful -and what a generous giveaway. Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving.

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  31. Your October Surprise is so lovely! I love the colors and all those geese and stars! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

    Your giveaway is so very generous! I love all of those little quilts. It looks like you were having fun making them. Congrats to the two lucky winners, so far! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your little treasures.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  32. You are so talented! I am now a follower of your blog! My daughter loves her dolls and I would love to give her a handmade quilt for them. I do quilt but not this well yet!

    abnerkat03 at hotmail dot com

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  33. Love to read about your lovely work. Happy 2nd anniversary! October Surprise is gorgeous. I love what you did with the leftover flying geese. Too cute. Have a great Thanksgiving, cousin. Hugs to the family.

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  34. Your October Surprise is beautiful. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'd love to win one of the small quilts.

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  35. Your October Sky is stunning!! What a gorgeous palette of colors.

    And those sweet little quilts are delightful - you have been sewing up a storm! Thank you for sharing & offering such a special giveaway.

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  36. oops meant to say October Surprise - must have been thinking about the movie :o)

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  38. Doing the happy dance up here in the Northwoods - how fun that I will be the recipient of that adorable nlack strippy quilt! Sending address by email

    Thank you so much!

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  39. What a generous giveaway, i read about it on fun with barb's blog. yes I know it's too late to enter but I became a follower, love your blog and maybe another time another chance??????
    Greetings from France, Baukje

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  40. What a lovely giveaway. I just found your blog on Fun with Barb. Lots of lovely things to look at.

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  42. Do you have a pattern. Or the strip size or flying geese size. I'm in love with your pumpkin pie stripy! Tina P.

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