I'm back! And am happy to be a part of a really cool give away for a very special friend and fellow Red Rooster Fabrics designer, Gudrun Erla of GE Designs.
I think it was at least 12 years ago when I first met Gudrun at International Quilt Market as the owner of a quilt shop in Iceland. Wow, it's hard to believe that I have known her that long. She would come into my booth to purchase my books and patterns for her shop until she decided to make a move to the U.S. and start her own design company.
Since meeting at that first market over 12 years ago, we have been "booth neighbors" countless times.... back booth neighbors, side booth neighbors, and neighbors across the aisle.... sharing laughs, ideas, dinners, cabs and life at Market.
She has so many great ideas and so much energy, it's hard to keep up with her, although I have been known to follow her into a quilt tent.... tee hee!
Last year, we had a chance to get away for a weekend of quilting with several other designers and one of the projects Gudrun was working on was a quilt called Lopapeysa, inspired by the knit wool sweaters in Iceland. The quilt is so cool and became the feature quilt on the cover of her book Big Blocks, Big Style.
All you have to do is post a comment here on my blog. We will pick a random name from the comments to be the recipient of this fantastic book and fabric pack. It's that easy.
Gudrun has some great giveaways planned, so here is the lineup for the rest of the week.... You will want to visit them all!
Aug. 5th-14th Gudrun Erla gudrun.typepad.com
Aug. 5th Terri Degenkolb whimsicals.typepad.com
Aug. 6th Bonnie Hunter quiltville.blogspot.com
Aug. 7th Quiltmaker quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures
Aug. 8th Carrie Nelson lavieenrosie.typepad.com
Aug. 9th Jodie Davis itsarubberduckieworld.com
Aug. 10th Fat Quarter Shop fatquartershop.blogspot.com
Aug. 11th Pat Sloan blog.patsloan.com
Aug. 12th Lissa Alexander modalissa.blogspot.com
Aug. 13th Julie Herman jaybirdquilts.com
Aug. 14th Quilting Gallery quiltinggallery.com
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And yes, I know it has been a long time since I have posted anything here.... There are several changes coming up within our family household, and I will try posting that on another day.
But in the meantime, have you checked out my Facebook page? If not, you should! I find it so much easier to do short random posts there and on Instagram, so be sure to "like" WhimsicalsQuilts.