Monday, January 18, 2016

Let's Get Quilting - A "fresh-vintage" fabric giveaway




If you saw our interview on the blog last week with Martha Walker, you will recall that we closed with the question of simplicity, and how Martha's fabrics from "A Prairie Journal" are reminiscent of a period in history when quilt making was more of a tradition built into women's lives from necessity, than a hobby eked out of our spare time. 

Having said that, this week's giveaway is from Martha Walker's last collection with Henry Glass Fabrics called "Sentimental Stitches." You may still be able to find this line in your local quilt shop, but it is sold out from our warehouses. We found this darling bundle in the closet. To win, you just need to comment on the blog by answering a simple question; "What would a 'simpler life' look like to you?"

The giveaway begins today and ends Saturday at midnight (EST). 

Let's Get Quilting - 2016 Edition

83 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I have to admit I live a fairly simple life, but help with the housework so that I had more time to quilt would be lovely. Thanks so much for the chance on these wonderful fabrics. The are just the colors and patterns that I love!

Linda said...

HELLO,like taking each day a little slower.Sensing and appreciating all of creation. Appreciating all my loved ones and telling them that.Thank You for the giveaway!
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Anita said...

Simple life for me would be not having to stress to go to work every morning, but be able to follow my passion for quilting.

Quilty said...

Simple life woud be living with my love in the nature, and my sewing machine!

Quilting Tangent said...

Being able to visit with family and friends in person, with no phone interuptions.

Emily C said...

A simpler life usually means a happier life. I would love to have more time to relax without worrying about money. I would love to go back to when we didn't have to pay rent and you owned your land outright for settling there. I also love the old prices on fabric. I would love 22 cents for a yard of fabric.

KaHolly said...

I live the simple life, by the sea, no frills. No cell phone. No bills.

Judy Zoll said...

I think I am living the simple life. Family, friends, faith, reading, and quilting! What more could you wish for?

DebrafromMD said...

Having the majority of my UFOs completed.

Vicki H said...

Simple life for me would be no hand held electronics.

quilter said...

A simpler life would be no phones!
cork@pa.rr.com

gab said...

No electronics - even though it does make communicating easier. The there would be more time for sewing!!

Rosa said...

Be with my family and have a job.

Claire Sutherland said...

A little cottage in the countryside, my own vegetable plot, hens for eggs and some farmyard animals. X
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Frederique said...

Simple life would be family, friends, joy and happiness all the time

Millie Long said...

These are pretty fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win them. A simpler life for me would be to go back to the 1850s or so. You know who your neighbors were, you helped each other, and you lived off of what God and the land provided for you.

Millie Long said...

Those are beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win them. A simpler time for me would have been around the 1850's or so. you know who your neighbors were, you helped each other and you lived off what God and the land provided.

Millie Long said...

Thank you for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics. A simpler time for me what has been in the 1800'S. you know who your neighbors were, you helped each other, and you lived off of what God and the land provided.

ellen callo said...

Simple living, to me, is peaceful, comfortable, thankful, happy and staying positive.

Les said...

To slow down and try enjoy the moments

Les said...

To slow down and try and enjoy the moments

scottylover said...

The simple life to me would be a life spent sewing and quilting to my heart's delight with friends and family close by.

Sandy A

Debbie Rogowski said...

a simpler life would be for families to be closer, in both physically and emotionally. To be able to have the time to make for family and friends all the projects we have in our minds to make for them. To be able to teach our children the basics of sewing and quilting for fun and necessity and for them to enjoy the satisfaction it provides.

KatieQ said...

The Simple Life would feature less dependence on electronics and social media. There would be fewer objects in my home that do not serve a functional purpose.

Evie H said...

I'm retired, so my life couldn't get much simpler, except if I had someone to clean and cook for me. =)

Denise Cabral said...

My husband will be retiring soon and we will move to a smaller house with a smaller yard so we will have a smaller house payment or none at all! Then we will relax and enjoy our children and grandchildren. He will fish and I will quilt!!

martha said...

No television no racing around going from place to place , to be content with what I have and have peace within.

Betsy said...

To me a simpler life would be me staying home, cooking from scratch and tending my little garden which I can't do working full time

~Laurie~ said...

Life in a log cabin off the grid would be perfect for me!

Dody said...

Less technology for a start. More gardening, more sewing. Simple is better!
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marie said...

Live in a log cabin in the mountains----but of course still be able to go on internet.

Linda said...

A simpler life would have far less technology like smart phones and smart TVs. Half the time I can't work the silly things and I'm tired of seeing everyone walk around scrolling instead of looking. Life was much simpler with dumb electronics and more time for stitching.

Kathy E. said...

Simple life for me would be in a log cabin in the mountains near a fresh-water stream. I would like electricity so I could sew with my machine and have good light at night, but so many other current "necessities" like internet, cell phones, TV...I could live without them.

Janie said...

It would be the modern conveniences we take for granted today. Then allowing oneself to indulge in their hobbies.

teachpany said...

Living in the woods and mountains, near a lake, with great wi-fi, lots of quilting time, and a long arm machine.

Michelle said...

A simpler life for me would be moving to a tiny house in a beautiful peaceful place. Thanks for the chance to win.
Michelle

Cloud 9 said...

Absolutely gorgeous fabric. I feel I'm close to living the simple life. Retired (although my husband still works), house paid for, free time to ski during the winter and bike during the summer. If only I could declutter the basement, LOL

Beth said...

Less technology, less "frills", less concern about things that won't matter in the long run. That's the kind of life I'm trying to lead right now. I'm not an "off the grid" person--although we do have our own well, and live at the end of a gravel road--but I am careful about how I use technology, and try to prioritize how I spend my time. This year I'm trying to spend some time each day stitching, and to stitch when I sit, instead of flick through a magazine or click through a screen. Do something real that results in something lasting.

Anonymous said...

A simpler life would mean no more trying to amass "stuff" and no more trying to keep up with our neighbours. Everyone would slow down their lives so they had more time to spend with family and friends. Linda

sugar_lin2 at gmail dot com

Crickets Corner said...

A simpler life to me would be getting to sew everyday, traveling when I felt like it and not worrying about the everyday things that pop up.

GranChris said...

I think I am living it now. I am retired, living on a farm in NC. I just wish it was a little warmer. I hate cold weather.

minibea12 said...

The simple life would be living off the land away from the city.
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Farm Quilter said...

The life I'm leading!! Quilting, traveling, spending time with family and friends...what more could I want?

Mary Howland said...

I just left my answer on the other blogpost so will add to it by saying that my simpler life would include a cleared out apt. where I could arrive home from my ideal job and sew, or invite friends over, or sit with a cup of tea enjoy my simole space which reflected me, my love of sewing, and giving back to the community.

Alice said...

Martha's designs are just wonderful! Simpler would mean less clutter. So much time is spent wrangling unimportant things. Simpler would definitely mean more time being creative and sewing.

Jackie S. said...

All businesses closed on Sundays would be the start of life being a little more simpler.

Nancy said...

More fulfilling - being very useful, using talents God has given me

Susan L. said...

To me, a simpler life would be one without all the stresses of modern day living.

ledamewood said...

I think I lead a pretty simple life now, but to be even simpler would be stepping back in time before electronics and all the modes of communication we have today.

Gloria Cotten said...

A simpler life would mean less time in the car and more time at hime with friends.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

The Simple Life for me would be not having to make dinner!

Anonymous said...

Simply put a simple life is stitching all day and wrapping myself in a quilt at days end.


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sisylyn2 said...

To have nothing to do 24 hours a day except quilt and sew.
gandn74@ymail.com

Mom C said...

I've been watching the "Tiny House" shows lately. It is amazing to me how many things one can do without and be contented. I used to love to cook but there is no time now. I love to spend the day sewing, gardening and taking time to enjoy life. Not having all the modern interruptions would be nice.

Angelia Lanouette said...

The simply life is no housework and all the time I want to do the things I love to do with the people I love.

RK said...

A simpler life would mean not feeling the need to own so much extra stuff. We can manage with a lot less, and have more time for family and less stress!

delaineelliott said...

A simpler life would have no computers or television in it. Thanks!

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Judy1522 said...

I have my simpler life now. My husband and I are both retired and the freedom that gives you is amazing. We are not tied to the clock the way you are when you are working and what doesn't get done today will still be there tomorrow with no pressure. It is very liberating.

Allison CB said...

Simple life...don't think there is such a thing! I am reminded about a joke on when life begins...a priest, a minister and a rabbi are playing golf...the priest says "Life begins at conception!". The minister says "no it's a birth!" - The rabbi laughs and says "you have it wrong! Life begins when the last child leaves home and the last dog dies!!" Okay my simple life will begin when the last child moves out and I can get his bedroom for a sewing room!!!(I'll keep the dog - she appre3ciates quilts!)

Allison CB said...

The Simple Life begins when the last child leaves home and you can use their room as your sewing room!!

barbara woods said...

We are living it, we are retired

Pauline Gudas said...

A simpler life would be one without cell phones and television


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Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

My life is simpler now because I am retired. No more punching a time clock means that I can spend more time on quilt projects and reading quilting blogs!!!

Havplenty said...

A simpler life to me would look like more of a work life balance where I had more time to pursue my creative interests, travel to the places I would love to experience and spend quality time with family and friends. It seems we are so often "rushed" for time, hurrying throughout our days.

I would love to spend more quiet time sitting out in the yard catching a breeze with my two felines and I am sure they would love that also.

Jennifer Essad said...

the Simple life to me would be stress free days and starry nights. No, really, our kids are on their own now and we're considering a move to Charlotte, NC - I'd like to move for the adventure!

Patty D from NC said...

What a beautiful collection!

Kathy Gorman said...

The simple life would be me, wrapped in a quilt, reading a good book!

Kathy Gorman said...

The simple life would be me, curled up in a quilt, reading a good book!

Kathy Gorman said...

The simple life would be me, curled up in a quilt, reading a good book!

Rusthawk said...

The simple life for me means little clutter, possessions that make me happy, time to read and garden and sew, a well stocked kitchen.

Barb N said...

A simpler life would mean people calling on the telephone to relay messages instead of emailing over and over and over and over in an attempt to get all the information together in a cohesive and timely (or untimely) manner. (Can you tell I'm just old school enough to strongly dislike emails?)

Rebecca said...

a simple life would be no cell phone, no computer, and no television.
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Anonymous said...

A simpler life to me would be life on a mini farm where I get to cook, sew, plant, harvest and do work that feels right with me. No more hustle and bustle. And no more days spent on computers for work. The only computer time I would spend is to order fabric and get inspiration from other creative people!

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Mrs. R said...

Beautiful fabric!

Linda said...

The simple life for me would be fewer possessions in a home with no outdoor maintenance required.

Quilting Momma said...

Simpler life...would be one without electronics and my treadle.... how blissful!

Barb said...

This would be awesome fabric to win.

carol said...

A simpler life would be a life with no worries, no wars, no stress, more giving, sharing, caring, and time to do more good in the world.

carol said...

A simpler life would be a life with no wars, worries and stress but with more caring, helping, giving and time to do all the good you wanted to do for those you love.

carol said...

A simpler life would be a life with no wars, worries and stress but with more caring, helping, giving and time to do all the good you wanted to do for those you love.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I pretty much live the simple life. We live in the country, do not own, nor spend money of fancy or expensive things. Our home is very simple. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Joyce Carter said...

The simple life for me would be where you could live in peace and harmony with everyone.You wouldn't be afraid to go out alone or take walks by yourself or even leave your doors unlocked when you're at home by yourself.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Angiebaby said...

That would be kinda where I'm at today, living on a farm in my farmhouse with my animals. Homemade goodies and lots of sewing and quilting going on.