Wednesday, February 13, 2008

SCHOOL HOUSE AND GIVE A WAY

On Sunday I went to one of our local quilt shops and took a class called "School House" which was given by the owner Karen Montgomery and was supposed to be from 10:00 to 3:00. Karen is not only a fabulous instructor but she also designs for Timeless Treasures. You should see her newest collection called "Abby Lane" which I bought and will take photos of tomorrow. School house was broken into 6 little mini sessions of learning some new technques, i.e., paper piecing the insert for a coffee mug, new technology, making a Valentine postcard, making a little brooch, you get the idea. We got a goodie box filled with all kinds of neat things. It was so nice of her to do and very well appreciated. It was so much fun and lunch was even included which was very yummy. Well I guess I got to the shop around 9:35 and I was looking around waiting for my friends to get there and all of a sudden I looked up and it was snowing like heck. I thought well this is great, if it keeps snowing like this I will never get home. Then the wind started whipping around. I heard reports that in places the wind was blowing at 51 mph. All of a sudden the stores when dark because of down trees from the wind. Well there was no electricity but the show must go on and everyone got use to being in the dark.

You all must go over to Karen's shop and check out her blog for the last few days regarding what are weather has been like. It is hysterical. One of the things that I love about her is her personality, she is very funny and very sarcastic (which I absolutely love). Her website is www.thequiltcompany.com and the link to her blog is in the upper right hand corner.

In early celebration of Valentine's Day and this awful weather we have had since Sunday, I am having a give-a-way. So tell all your friends and neighbors to leave a comment on this post about checking out Karen's blog and you will be enterd in the give-a-way. This is a quilt kit called "Holiday Stars" by Thimbleberries and measures 68 x 76 and comes with all the original fabrics. I will draw the lucky winners name on Monday, February 18th.

Until later---

Hugs, Cindy

22 comments:

mjjones said...

I enjoyed Karen's blog and will continue to read it...yours too! Please put me in the draw...I would love the kit!

MM said...

Lovely website, wish I could visit the store! Would love to win the quilt kit!

dot said...

I really enjoyed this website. I will be certain to check it out frequently. I would love to be placed in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

It was nice to see where you shop. I have been enjoying reading your blog. Where is all the KT stuff?

Nancy E

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Thanks for the connection to Karen's blog. Enjoyed her side of the quilting class with no electricity. Great site now in my favorites with yours!

Sheryl said...

Thanks for the link to Karen's blog.... smiled reading her description of her fight against the quilting gods...every quilter can relate to that!

Pat said...

I have put Karen's blog on my feeds and will check back often.

Perry said...

Nice giveaway you are having. Add me to your draw please. I can always use a TB kit, lol. I saw the new Timeless Treasure in the LQS today and they were cutting kits from it with the free pattern on line at Timeless Treasure. It is really pretty.

Kris said...

What a small world! Karen is one of my "shop owner" buddies! I just tagged her for 7 weird facts about herself. Maybe she'll tag you next!

I'd love you to pick me!!!!!

zizzybob said...

I will go visit Karen's blog (because I am a blogaholic) after I leave a comment here.

Comment Here!

Julia said...

Thanks for the new blog to read. I would love to be put in for the drawing.

Karen said...

TAG!!! YOU'RE IT!

Kris at Cozy Cottage linked me to your post about our weekend! We share customers coast-to-coast. Thanks for the kind words about the shop.

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh that shop looks wonderful! And please-please add me to the drawing for that great quilt!!

Carol said...

Oh my what a wonderful shop. I'll have to make sure I get there whenever we get to Pittsburgh again.

Gena in Dallas said...

I bet that was the most fun class!! In my next life I will aspire to live some place with lots of cool classes.

Toni said...

I like both your blog and Karens..i have them both book marked....I would love to be entered..Toni

Yvonne said...

Now who wouldn't love a new kit....never can have too many of those. :)

Niki said...

Gosh, Talk about eye candy! That shop of hers is gorgeous! huge! Wish I lived in PA! LOL. Thanks for entering me in the draw ;) NIKI from AZ

Vickie said...

Karen's blog is kewl..and that shop is outta this world sooo huge..Karen always has interesting entries to read - she writes it as she see's it..
cheers Vickie

Jeannie said...

I love the quilting without electricity, especially the peeing by candlelight! The class sounds like so much fun. Hope the weather has calmed and you are looking towards Spring. Cheers.

dawn_93437@yahoo.com said...

Been following your blog since you began the blended quilt challenge. Karen's blog is a a new favorite and I'm happy to add it to my list. Thank you for your generousity in giving away this fantastic Thimbleberries kit!

Dawn R.

Vicky said...

Well, I'm sure I missed the give-away, but how sweet of you! That kit is wonderful! And I love Karen's blog!