Thursday, October 9, 2008

May the Magazine Be With You ~ GiveawayWinner Chosen

Update: #23 Winner! Yes, Yes Nanette! I've been chanting No, No Nanette lately because she wins EVERYTHING, Everywhere! But when you're winner, you're a winner. Bitter, I am not. Let Corrie know what lovely APQ magazine you'd like. And then I want to see the first 27 things in that magazine made by Tuesday! :) Congrats. See you all next Thursday!



Let us saunter through the pages of this month's American Patchwork & Quilting. APQ, for you acronym lovers.


Okay.........interesting.....in a scrolly kind of way. I do love red and white.


Will I ever tire of nine patches? Uh, no. And this has a little Ohio star thrown in!


I want to make this JUST so I can put MY cake stands in front of it. I love a good cake stand. Right, shelto? Right.



Here's a good rotary cutter workout! I love and adore all these little squares. Mmmm...let's add that to the list!


Love those 2 colorway photo shoots! I'll take the Black and Red.



Christmas Geese, I love you. Let me fly away with you.


Well, this is embarassing. When did they come to my house and take this picture of my boudoir? An open door is an open invitation, I guess. Was that Socrates? Mark Twain? Yoda?? No, Yoda would have said, "Open invitation an open door is" I love Yoda. That's why I painted my bedroom walls this yummy light sage-y brown green. THAT was our stroll through the December APQ issue. There is SEW much more.


And don't forget, We ship internationally!


Walking adventure is over.
Here is the cover picture of the new and latest Quarterly Quilt Wonder from Better Homes & Garden


Quilts & Gifts to Give~ click to see all that is inside


Can you believe they are coming out with this like, right now? JUST when we are needing all these ideas for Christmas?? Wow, they've got a good head on their marketing shoulders.

YES, there is a giveaway. A resounding YES.


Leave us a comment about Star Wars. :D


I just made that up, can you tell? Corrie will love it. NOT. But I will! And I'm pretty sure CJ will hate it as well. :)


Prize will be your pick of any APQ magazine we've got. WOWSA! Let me go channel my inner Luke Skywalker! Random Drawing later tonight.


International entries will win a pattern of their choice up to $9 value.

39 comments:

  1. Okay I'm LOVING the quilt in the first picture you posted! She's fabulous! Love the pattern, love the colors, Okay I just ♥ it! She's just so pretty.

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  2. Okay OKAY!!! Sheesh! I read and I have to say I laughed out loud! Who knew there was a little yoda in you. Your just ever so witty.

    :)Rachel

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  3. May the needle be with you! :o)
    I wish we had such nice quilting mags here in Germany, too.

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  4. LOL {!!}, thanks for this funny post. Or, as to say with yoda: Funny this post is. Thoroughly enjoyed it I have...nah, I'm not that good in Yoda-ish ;o)
    The AP&Q mag is gorgeous---my friend brought me a copy from a trip to NYC and I love it ;o)
    Greetings from Germany,
    Julia

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  5. Ohh...i love new magazines!!! :)when i was little my favorite toy was an R2 D2 action figure! lol I also had a baby chewy stuffed toy.

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  6. When I was a child me and my brother had the all of the little action figures and ships! LOVED the movies. I need to make the stockings!

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  7. Those are some beautiful quilts! Love the magazines, too! Funny you should mention Star Wars. I have seen it so many times with my husband I think I know it by heart. The first week we were married we had a TV, but no cable or antenna. My brother loaned us a Star Wars tape and that was all we watched every night! Can you imagine?!
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Diane

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  8. Oh my gosh! Your Star Wars comment gave me a great idea! I have this old Star Wars sheet from when my brother and I were kids - we used to make blanket forts all the time and this sheet was always our roof. He's planning on having kids soon and a baby quilt with patches of the Star Wars sheet would be brilliant! Thanks!

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  9. I want to be a Jedi knight. I will use the force! I love all the pictures and that magazine.

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  10. My little boy actually sleeps with his father's original Star Wars quilt. Talk about coming full circle!

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  11. I think of Star Wars fondly....my brother was WAY into it when we were kids.....Hans Salo? hello first crush on a grown man when I was in the 1st grade....still think that Harrison Ford is HOT and now I am the grown woman, so what does that make him? mmmmmm a good looking hot older man!

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  12. What a great magazine, I loved looking at all the pictures! This is a Star Wars friendly home too : ) I love to hear you talk like Yoda!

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  13. OMG, Star Wars?!!!! My kids just love Star Wars!!!!! Your blog always makes me smile. Thankyou xxx

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  14. I wanted to grow up to be Princess Leia. Didn't quite end up that way, but that's ok. I still love Star Wars!

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  15. I could really use some Christmas gift ideas! As for Star Wars...I liked the first 3 the best, or I guess I should say the first 3 movies to come out.

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  16. You clever girl. LOVE cake stands too! And I think I'll have to pass on all those little blocks. I'm more of an instant gratification girl. :) Oh and Star Wars. I think I MAY have seen one when I was a kid, but not since. Although I do know who Yoda is. I need to get out more I know. :D Have a good day ladies!

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  17. How funny! This has been Star Wars re-enactment week at our house. The boys watch part of the movie then act it out then re-watch the movie to make sure they did it right then on to more acting and back to the movie, then...
    Okay yoda - "Do. . . or Do Not.
    Do finish the quilt or Do Not even start. . . yet.

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  18. Ok I love Star Wars all the movies . We have tons of light sabers and every star wars action figure you can imagine. My favorite Quotes Obi One "you cannot escape your destiny" Princess Leia " You showed up in that, you're braver than I thought" Yoda "Do or do not there is no try" Qui Gon Jinn "The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent" That is what I tell my kids all the time. And my favorite and love of my life when I was 17, Hans Solo "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side kid" and in the spirit of Yoda "Cake plates, to many I have not " love ya shelto

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  19. "Slay me you do". Des you are HILARIOUS and you KNEW I would post when you put my little ol' initials in there. I like Star Wars - the REAL Stars Wars. The ORIGINAL Star Wars. You know, the one my kids call #4 in the series. They say 'its your 1 and our 4' **roll your eyes here**. I am not fond of the other 5 movies in the series. Your Yoda green room is lovely and that quilt!! I like red and white and I picked the same colorway table runner as you did. ;)

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  20. Quilt Taffy (in deep voice), I am your winner. How's that? Did I win?

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  21. Star Wars? Star Wars? I no NOTHING of Star Wars? Well, wait...I did see one of them, a long time ago in a theater with NO A/C....It was hot, I feel asleep and can't remember a thing...

    So, maybe I need a magazine to read???

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  22. My husband is the big star wars fan around here. But now you gave me an idea - my oldest daughter would look great as princess leila for halloween.

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  23. I want that quits and more one! so yes yet again - PICK ME, PICK ME!!!! or should it be Me Pick, Me PIck!!

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  24. ruthrberke@yahoo.comOctober 9, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    My oldest son is (and was) a huge Star Wars fan. He is now 35 years old but I have wonderful memories of taking him to the drive-in to see those movies. We had a station wagon filled with kids and popcorn and stayed through thunderstorms with wipers going so he wouldn't miss a minute of it. I just found your blog and thanks for the little trip down memory lane. Thank you I will.

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  25. "Help me Obi-Wan Desobi. You’re my only hope.”

    "Mother, I could take a notebook & watch Star Wars for you & write down all the good quotes," begs Ron. HA, not going to happen. Looking over my shoulder he says, "I would rather be called Shadowman."

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  26. I was just trying to 'convince' my 6 yr old son to be a Jedi Knight for Halloween. I have the robe & costume that I made his older brother 10 yrs ago. I would much rather work on a fun project that sew up a costume!! Would love the Quilts & Gifts magazine. Hoping that the force will be with me and increase my odds of winning!
    Paula

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  27. Love the pictures, I want the actual quilts- not just the magazine ;o).

    Like APQ I do- that's my best Yoda. I need training, Des how's your schedule?

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  28. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

    maumauisginger at gmail dot com

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  29. Love all the great photos-Thanks! And I must say I never fully appreciated Star Wars until I had a son. Then you just have to feel the love.

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  30. Star Wars = how many more star quilt patterns can I possible purchase? LOTS! Hey, thanks for the walk, Des - your boudoir is tres chic! Cheers!

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  31. I think I work in the bar from the first movie! Never was one for aliens.
    Love the quilts in the photos, I think I need to make them all.
    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  32. “I suggest a new strategy, R2 (D2 as in D for Des). Let the wookiee ( I mean Obi Jodi) win.” LOL.

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  33. Catchy title! May the force be with you (I think that was from star wars(hehe))

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  34. We just got out some old Star Wars Legos of my husband's for my 4-year-old. He loves them! So many beautiful quilts!

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  35. I have a lot of the old star wars toys but I cannot say I have watched a whole movie. Always thought I would but have not as yet. Linda Gerig

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  36. Hope I'm not to late tobe included in your giveaqway.

    Janie

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  37. yippeeeee yes yes!! I'm probably more of a wiener than winner really. But I will be very happy to accept this award and thank the princesses at quilt taffy, yoda and the academy!!! I want the gifts and more and I will promise to make something cute in honor of my fab win. Maybe not by Tuesday but soon. Thank you very much girls!

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  38. Nanette!! Congratulations! That girl DOES win a lot - that is so cool though :D I'll bet she DOES get lots of projects done from that magazine in record time.

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  39. Quilts and Gifts to Give?! Haven't seen it but might need it! I grew up in the 60-70s and have a younger brother who had seen the Star Wars movies so many times, he knew a lot of the dialogue by heart!!!! May the force be with you!

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