Friday, January 30, 2009

Take Our Reader Poll and Win!

Hi Shop Hoppers! Melisa at Sweet Home Quilt Co. here. Can you believe January is almost gone already? The month has flown by as we recover from the holidays and year-end inventory, and get everything re-stocked - our UPS guy seems to be a regular around here these days! New samples and kits are being made every day, and I'm spending a lot of time planning and preparing for the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop in March. Our shop hop quilt is still in the design stages but I think you'll like what I've come up with! Our theme design is coming together, too, and I've been haunting antique shops and eBay for props - you'll know you're in "Grandma's Closet" when you get to Sweet Home!

Even though we're still two months away from this year's shop hop, our thoughts have already turned to next year's hop. Months of planning with all of the participating shops are necessary to ensure a successful shop hop, and as soon as we complete one we move on to planning the next. We are continually looking for new ideas and themes, and opportunities to improve the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop experience. We'd like your feedback about Shop Hop, and what we can do to make it better. What do you like best/least about the Greater Atlanta Area Quilt Shop Hop? If you've participated in other shop hops what fun things did you enjoy that we might be able to incorporate into our shop hop? We're always searching for fun theme ideas, too, and would really like your suggestions.
Tell us what you think - you could win this giveaway!

Leave us a comment with your feedback, and you could be the lucky winner of this Sweet Treats bag that we've made from Moda's upcoming line called Spring Magic, designed by April Cornell.
And tell your friends to leave a comment and drop your name. If you are mentioned in the winning comment, I'll send you a Moda Mini Honey Bun Bake Shop box so you can make your own Sweet Treats bags. So spread the word - two chances to win!

Here's the "fine print":

*Please leave only one comment per person
*Make sure to leave your blog or email contact so we can let you know if you've won
*Winner will be selected February 27, 2009, and posted here on the blog
*Winner will be chosen at random using the integer generator

Good luck!

Sweet Home Quilt Co. (check out my blog!)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Day at the Farm Winner!

Blogger Churndash said...

I used to spend summers on my uncle's farm in Wyoming. I loved being a farm girl for several weeks each year even though my cousins called me a "city slicker." Lots of fresh air and hard work: from gathering eggs from the hen house to hanging out the laundry to working in the hay fields to bringing the cows home to be milked in the evening. We also found time for plenty of horseback riding, swimming in the local swimming hole, campouts, cookouts and family togetherness.

Please email Mary Anne Henderson at Red Hen Fabrics to claim your prize. If she does not here from you by 1/31/2009, she will give the prize to the other person who commented.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Day at the Farm

Mary Anne Henderson from Red Hen Fabrics will offer and author signed book
called "Ribbon, the Art of Adornment", for the best photo of a farm or personal
farm memory.

Here is a memory from my uncles who were raised on a small farm in Missouri.

"We raised cotton, which is a backbreaking crop. I remember shopping cotton for hours on end while our dad, who was a schoolteacher, went uptown to play pinochle with his buddies. You are chopping the weeds out, but they come right back. I vowed everyday not to be in the farming business. That's how I got into cars, though, because I could fix farm machinery and our ratty old truck. I never farmed for a living." James
Klinkhardt, Hayti, Mo. who died last month at the age of 92.

Send in your memories or pictures of farm life.

Comments are due in by Sunday the 18th and the winner will be announced on the 19th.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

We have a winner

TraceyIL won the Little Quilts give-away.