Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Giveaway! (((updated with winner)))

The Splendid Sampler has been going on for almost a full month!  It has been a blast making all of the beautiful blocks with such a variety of techniques.  I love looking forward to seeing what is coming up next with the Sew Along!  If you have not joined in, you are welcome hop in at any time!


I love hosting giveaways!  They are fun, exciting and JOYFUL!  When putting together this giveaway, I knew I had to include two things I had mentioned to make perfect piecing so much easier... Aurifil 50wt thread and The Clearly Perfect Angles mat by New Leaf Stitches.   I  then asked Pat Sloan if she would consider offering a charm pack of her NEW Moda line Hometown Girl and she sent TWO ( I LOVE PAT)!  This is not an "official" The Splendid Sampler Giveaway but it seemed to fit  ;o)



One winner will receive one Clearly Perfect Angles courtesy of Kari Carr from New Leaf Stitches     (thank you Kari), two FAB charm packs of Hometown Girl by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics and three large spools for Aurifil 50wt thread in three stunning colors!!!!

You do not have to be participating in The Splendid Sampler Sew along to enter!  You are not required to do all of the options to be entered.  Choose one or  all!  Your chances will increase with the more options you choose :o)  A random winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and I will contact you by email on or about 16  March 2016.


Thank you everyone that participated in the FUN giveaway!  

CONGRATULATIONS to AFTON WARRICK for winning the FUN prize package!  Look for an email from me :o)







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lalaluu said...

I prefer piecing. I would like to do more machine applique, though.

dago said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Thank you so much. I really like everything about quilting. But piecing is my favourite part.

Melody Lutz said...

I go for applique! Takes time, but worth it.

Danette Stankovich said...

Piecing is my favorite. I really like paper-piecing because it gives me perfect points. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

mamasem said...

I love piecing. But with splendid sampler I started to enjoy appliqué.

Dolinarjeva at gmail dot com

Born2knitnpurl said...

I love to piece and to EPP. I just started to try my hand at applique and so far I do enjoy it. I started doing hand applique and did one by machine. Although by machine is faster right now I prefer doing it by hand. Thanks for the giveaway

ikceb said...

I like piecing. I am fast becoming an applique fan though.

Podunk Pretties said...

More applique is always fun!

JaymeMade said...

I like piecing, especially paper piecing! Thank you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love patchwork!

Betsy said...

I prefer needle turn appliqué using the back basting method
I have been dabbling in paper piecing lately . I like the preciseness

Martina said...

I love applique in any way! But stitching and embroidery the most!

Kate said...

I prefer the look of piecing.

Jan aka StampQn said...

I love the blocks I've seen for this sew along. I am waiting for my fabric to arrive then I'll be busy sewing. Thanks for the chance to win!

syfalkenstein said...

I love to improv piece. It's so liberating!

tpott said...

I like EPP, just today I bought some solid fabric to make more hexie flowers. I should work on the kit I ordered from The Temecula Quilt Shop. I love machine piecing also but, lately I'm into hand sewing. Thanks for the generous giveaway! Toni Anne ;->

Linda said...

HI,piecing is my most favorite!Thank You!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

I love piecing, but I am going to give EPP a try. It looks like fun and I am hoping I can figure it out.

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

I have done both and they're really not my favorite things to do, but I prefer appliqué over piecing any day.

Shauna said...

I am a chain piecer, I'm not one for hand sewing of any kind.

Lee Ann L. said...

paper piecing

Alli said...

I love chain piecing 😁

Mary Ann said...

I prefer piecing. EPP is fun too but so slow!

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I love epp, one quilt waiting for quilting and starting another one.

quilter said...

I have been piecing or 25! years, and am taking an applique class in April.

Jennifer said...

I prefer piecing. I don't have the patience for EEP!

Jennifer said...

I prefer piecing. I don't have the patience for EEP!

babiesdoc said...

although I am not usually a hand sewer I have been making hexagon flowers from scraps
now I am appliquéing them onto square to be made into a quilt--- I am machine appliquéing
it is amazing to me how quickly (2-3 months) I made all my flowers.
I am usually a chain piecer!

Gidget said...

I like the looks of both but I am a piecer

Quilting Tangent said...

Piecing!

Joyce Carter said...

I love piecing and applique. Thank you for the giveaway.

Lisa Marie said...

Paper piecing is my very favorite! And giving people wonderful handmade gifts.

Karen M said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Sarah J said...

I love piecing, but I really want to work on practicing applique because some of the patterns you can make are so lovely!

Kristi Pratt said...

My favorite is piecing. I have been learning the other techniques and enjoying them too! Thanks kristikay at spratt dot com

Lee said...

I love piecing!

Soapstone Quilts said...

Piecing, but I do EPP & appliqué from time-to-time as well. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! Mparry1001@gmail.com at gmail dot com

Cecilia said...

My favorite is free motion quilting, but I enjoy pep, paper piecing, and appliqué.

Eyreka said...

I'm new to quilting, so I can't say I have a favorite yet, I'll get back with you when I have more the three quilts under my belt!! eyreka1@gmail dot com

Jackie said...

I love piecing and paper piecing. I had my first EPP class this past weekend - still very new! Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway!

PK Sews said...

I love doing applique. Thanks for the great giveaway and thanks for your inspiring blog!

Jill Hicks said...

I love to do piecing.

scottylover said...

I love piecing, especially hand piecing. That is how I learned and it is so calming.
Sandy A

GranChris said...

I like piecing the best. PP is a little harder and applique is 3rd on my list.

Anita said...

My favorite is piecing.

Crickets Corner said...

My favorite is piecing but I also love needle turn applique.

lvkwilt said...

I love hand applique, but am currently on an EPP jag...just finished my first totally hand pieced quilt with EPP and working on my second. Amazing how much you can get done while riding in a car! Thanks for the giveaway!

margaret said...

a great giveaway thanks

PeThi said...

I love piecing, it's relaxing to do. This fabric line is looking amazing. I have seen it in my secret garden BOM. I would love to make something beautifuls of it! Petrathibaudier@hotmail.com

cottonpaperflowers said...

Thank you so much for this fun giveaway! I love all kind of techniques but am currently working on EPP. Love that!
cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

Machelle said...

My favorite? Depends on the day! Actually I like piecing combined with applique....Although I have periods of time when I just want to do EPP! Glad there are so many techniques to choose!

Dorian said...

I tend to be a piecer,although I REALLY want to be a quilter! I love looking at the beautiful quilting others do and wish I could do that too. I really need to practice more ;) Thanks for a great giveaway.

Cheryl Hammond said...

I love this giveaway! Thanks for hosting the fun!!

Betsy said...

I enjoy improv piecing.

G wenna Doty said...

I love to piece but haven't been doing it long at all.
Loving the chance to win this giveaway.
Thanks

Anita Jackson said...

I love hearing about new blogs and Pat Sloan introduced yours to me by mentioning your give~away. Very Nice! I love machine piecing but am trying all the methods that are discussed and explained in the sew-along to help me learn some better skills and ideas with my sewing. Thanks for providing the give~away and I appreciate you working on the blog. Time to go browse through it some more!

Cathy44647 said...

How fun!

pupton said...

I haven't had too much experience with piecing but I have done a bit of EPP (hexies!). Thank you for this opportunity!

kay bowen said...

Love piecing!!! Just learned paper piecing which was FUN.

QuiltingRage said...

I do a lot of EPP since my son was born last year because I can take it anywhere and I don't get a tone of time at my machine. The Splendid Sampler is the most time I've spent at my machine since my son was born.

Kim said...

I love machine piecing.

Jan said...

I would love 💛 to start making the spendid sampler! It looks like everyone is having so much fun doing it!

Lacy Molson said...

i love piecing

Pat Oster said...

I enjoy piecing, but my favorite is needle-turn applique.

Pat Oster said...

I enjoy piecing, but my favorite is needle-turn applique.

Kathy A said...

I enjoy piecing the most, but love most techniques.

KatheG said...

I recently started EPP and am enjoying the process. I've also done machine applique. Thanks.

Darlington Delights said...

I prefer piecing and EPP. Basically anything but appliqué!

Diane Fry said...

I have never done curves. This would be a great way to start.

Brenda said...

Great giveaway.. Have not done applique.

Kathy Skelton said...

I like piecing, haven't mastered curves yet.

Stitchin At Home said...

I prefer piecing by far, then applique. Thanks for a chance to win.

KimB said...

My favourite technique would have to be piecing. I do however step outside my comfort zone and rise to the challenge of EPP and appliqué. Thanks for the chance to win

Janet Bodell said...

Enjoying hand applique

Janet Bodell said...

Enjoying hand applique

Jackie Bax said...

I am new at quilting & only working on my 2nd project. I appliqued hearts on it & now I am in love with appliqued.

dee haugh said...

I like piecing and try for that perfect joining of squares that match on all corners,

Elsa said...

Paper Piecing!!! That's my favorite ~ everything comes out just like you want it to with paper piecing! Unless, of course you use fabric you don't like, then it's not so great. That has happened to me.

Jusmom1 said...

I love piecing. My technique still needs improvement, but I an enjoying the learning process! Thanks for the chance to win!

Judy J said...

Love seeing all of the Splendid Sampler posts. Thanks!

Cherib104 said...

I've been trying to decide what fabric to use for the sampler....maybe this could be my jump off point!

Brenda E. said...

I am a piecer but do applique and epp too. I love geometric design!

Deborah Kanatzar said...

I prefer piecing. Originally was taught by my mother and grandmother to hand piece. Still learning machine piecing and love to challenge myself, especially with the Splendid Sampler.

Brenda E. said...

I am a piecer but do applique and epp too. I love geometric design!

Michele said...

I like to hand piece-- so portable and relaxing. I am warming to machine piecing. I also hand applique.

Jowyn Jenson said...

I like appliqué.

Kelly Williams said...

I enjoy piecing. I am not too good at applique. Still getting the hang of it.

Dee D said...

I like both regular piecing and paper piecing.

Regina Marie said...

I'm not sure what I love the most about quilting: choosing fabrics, piecing, the sound of the machine or rolling around in the finished project! Thanks for a great give-a-way!

Andrea Hanlon said...

Awesome giveaway!

Margaret said...

I love applique and paper piecing

Marilyn Snow said...

I like to add machine applique. Thanks for the chance to win!!

DKay said...

I love applique and piecing. Thanks for the giveaway, I would really like to try the angler!!

Renda Weidler said...

How lovely of you and Pat to host this giveaway. In less than a month of doing The Splendid Sampler, I've learned more than I ever learned on my own!

Renda Weidler said...

How lovely of you and Pat to host this giveaway. In less than a month of doing The Splendid Sampler, I've learned more than I ever learned on my own!

Cindy said...

I like piecing

BJ said...

Great prize package!

BJ said...

Great prize package!

Angela said...

I love piecing and just learning appliqué. Thanks.

Annette Elliott said...

Thank you for offering this opportunity. I enjoy piecing - but enjoy even better learning about and trying other venues. It's good to work outside your comfort zone and learn with friends from around the globe.

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I enjoy piecing a lot.. I can do paper piecing but don't really like it.. I am growing to like applique work with the Splendid Sampler and I'm also doing a Gingerbread Village BOM which has a lot of applique work. I've never tried EPP

mlb said...

I'm so enjoying the Splendid Sampler. This is another great opportunity for Quilters to connect. :-)

Brenda M said...

What an awesome giveaway!

Béa said...

I love both piecing & applique .

Kay Vanatta said...

current favorite is English paper piecing and Hawaiian applique :-)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Right now I am enjoying wool applique, but I'm itching to get back to some EPP.

Laura said...

I love the zen of 1/4" seams and watching the blocks come together piece by piece. Also enjoy EPP. I have mixed feelings about applique as my eyes are not great for hand and I don't like the stiffness of fusible. However, I do incorporate applique as needed.

Darlene Poirier said...

I am really enjoying the Splendid Sampler journey so far. Learning a lot of new techniques.

Kathy Nester said...

Applique is my favorite, I live the feel of fabric in my hand!

Mary said...

I love piecing; applique, eh. It's okay. But I do the applique, when I want the quilt.

Peggy Wagner said...

My favorite is applique. I love how The Splendid Sampler is challenging us to try different techniques! I just learned hand embroidery - and I like it - who knew?!! Thanks for the chance for this awesome giveaway!!

Kay Strong said...

My favorite part of the quilting process is piecing and choosing the colors so the artistic magic comes alive. I do plan on learning more about applique. Would love to win something.

Gwen Wehner said...

I enjoy piecing, but I like knowing a variety of techniques so that I can tackle any project! Hand applique and paper piecing are great, and I have recently learned EPP. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherrie Conover said...

I really like epp. I have made 3 quilts with some epp in them.

Pattymae C. said...

What I really like is foundation and crazy quilting. Foundation because it gives me the sharp crisp lines and crazy quilting because it gives me the freedom to do what ever strikes my fancy at that moment.

Chris Archer said...

I am an applique addict!!!

Quilted Rainbow said...

My favorite quilting techniques is needle turn applique. I also like working with wool. Thanks for the chance to win.

SissyLu Creations said...

I am new to quilting am have taught my self. I mostly do machine piecing and simple patterns. I joind the Splendid Sampler to learn new techniques.

lexid said...

I love paper piecing (although it is a new skill I am learning). I have 3 quilts in que that I am hand quilting. I love doing it at night while I watch TV With my family.

Susan Samuel said...

I have tried both with equal success by my not too good standards, but I keep practising. Love the giveaway.

Heidi said...

I love foundation paper piecing most, but all quilting techniques are awesome!

Jaci Emerson said...

I love all types of needlework, embroidery, sewing, machine and hand quilting. The Splendid Sampler is looking to be an awesome mix of those techniques. Thank you for the giveaway!

Judy Clay, a quilter at heart said...

Thank you for doing a drawing for The Splendid Sampler. Love your blog

Tanya Wolfe said...

Piecing is my favorite, but I also really enjoy machine applique

Debbie McGavock said...

I love piecing. Thanks for hosting a give away!

Evie H said...

I like piecing but love applique during "down time" while watching TV. I would love to win this great giveaway!

Patti L. said...

I am a piecer but do enjoy applique. Also enjoy hand piecing when I need something portable! Thanks for the chance to win!!

BarefootThunder said...

Piecing is my favorite part, thanks for the chance to win a great prize :)

Charald Comeau said...

I enjoy doing all of it. It depends on my mood.

Regi said...

I am a relative newbie to quilting. My favorite part is picking out the fabrics and then piecing. What a lovely give-a-way. Thank you!

Polyanna said...

Such a lovely Giveaway!!! Thank you very much :) :) :)

Nonna said...

I don't really have a favourite quilting technique so far, but the Splendid Sampler Quilt Along is teaching me many that I will definitely be putting to good use in the future! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! Good luck to all!

Karen Chiles said...


What a wonderful give away! I love the Splendid Sampler, I have learned so much. I look forward to Thursday and Sunday.

Isabella Elias said...

Right now I prefer piecing, but I am starting to like applique as well.

Linette Greene said...

I have been enjoying the Splendid Sampler. I bought the CPA but have not yet installed it on my machine.

Tina J said...

I love piecing but would love to do more applique.

Katrina Williams said...

My favorite is hand applique but I am loving all the different piecing practice I'm getting through this sew along!

mari carmen said...

I love patchwork!

Laila said...

The Splendid Sampler are a fun journy. I love to make quilts ,all sports.
Thank you for the great giveaway.
Hugs from Norway :-)

Melissa said...

I prefer piecing by machine, but I also enjoy working on my EPP hexies too!

Emma said...

I prefer to piece, but that's mostly because it's mainly what I do. I do enjoy paperpiecing and some EPP because it's nice to get away from my machine once in a while. :)

shobs said...

This is so generous of you. And it feels good to know that there are lots of experts doing this sampler with us.

hugsjr said...

I like piecing! However, I have not tried all of the different methods yet, because I'm still new to quilting.

~*~Leanne~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

I love every part of quilting! When I finish hand stitching the binding I look at the quilt and am amazed that I made this. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. Happy sewing :-)

Débora Aguirre said...

I don't think I have a favorite technique. I love appliqué, but from time to time, I need to do some piecing and then go onto EPP. Just love all of them, what can I say?

Water Lilly said...

Yeah! Super giveaway!

imatopper said...

I love picking the fabric for a project! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Dickinson said...

I love to piece, but I also love machine applique, oh, and I love hand applique while watching tv!

Debra Davis said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I love to combine piecing and applique in my quilts.

witje said...

Wauw i like it

Tina Jeo said...

I have been into applique lately. Thanks for the chance!

Liatris said...

I love piecing and learning new techniques.....I love seeing how different color combinations work together.

Unknown said...

My favorite method is piecing but also love to do needle turn applique. Thanks to all for the opportunity

tac73 said...

I prefer piecing to other methods but use all at different times.

neeleysrus said...

I really enjoy patterns that combine multiple methods--I made a Dresden plate quilt and loved that I got to piece as well as appliqué. :)

Shirley in Canada said...

Love all ways to piece long as I'm in my happy place! Thank you for the wonderful give away!

Roxanne said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! I love your block! I am really enjoying the Splendid Sampler Party - learning something new with each block. Thank you and all the other designers for giving us this great opportunity to get out of our comfort zones. Thank you also to Pat and Jane for all of the hard work in planning, controlling and facilitating this program. You all are to be commended!

Cynthia Lanahan said...

I love to machine and hand piece. I love to hand applique and use my embroidery machine for applique. I love to quilt!!!

Hanke said...

I love epp, because you get nice corners using papers. I have made my first needlet urn block, was fun. Thanks for the chance!

jofridsquilt said...

I love most kind of sewing. And I love participating in the splendid sampler. Thanks for the chance:-)

jofridsquilt said...

I love most kind of sewing. And I love participating in the splendid sampler. Thanks for the chance:-)

Liz Dyer said...

I really enjoy piecing the most. I love seeing the blocks come together and then the quilt design come together. It is like a jigsaw puzzle.

linda d said...

I love The Splendid Sampler and I love giveaways! Thanks for your interesting blog!

Susan Stanton said...

Piecing is my favorite quilting technique.

JANET said...

I like hand applique the best. It is very relaxing to me.

2sew4fun said...

I like piecing and learning anything new about quilting!

Jen Beatty said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I go to spend yesterday w/Pat in class and learned so much from her!

Juani said...

Me encanta el patchwork y todas sus técnicas. Muchas gracias.

Diane said...

I like piecing the best, but like trying new things too!

Kim said...

It is difficult for me to choose! I enjoy all of them! I do more piecing, but I love EPP and am still learning/improving my applique. I started out as a handstitcher, so I enjoy all of the handwork, but do end up doing more piecing by machine. Honestly, I love it all! Seems there is something to do no matter what my mood is on a given day! LOL

Miss Jean said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I enjoy piecing and appliqué and need to brush up on my embroidery skills.

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Maria Conway said...

Thank you for the chance to win such great prices!!
I like piecing best, though I also liked EPP the times I've tried it

sarah whiting said...

I love applique and piecing, but i just love anything to do with fabric

Elizabeth Bolton said...

I'm a piecing girl: traditional or paper-piecing with occasional quilt-as-you type piecing!
Thx for the cool giveaway!

Jan Gunter said...

I love piecing and embroidery! Thank you for this chance to win some sew lovely things!

debbie1659 said...

Piecing is my favorite method, anticipating and enjoying other methods in this splendid sampler so far.

sherri palfrey said...

I have only been quilting just over a year and i like the challenges and the creativity this one has given me to make it my own colors and ideas... each person is making this challenge differently so no quilt will be the same and each quilt will be such a beautiful endeavor when it is all finished...

Angelia Lanouette said...

All love hand work and really enjoy needle turn applique, EPP and embroidery. I honestly love it all...being creative is so relaxing!

just me said...

love to learn new techniques... paper piecing is new to me

Debbie said...

My favorite thing is machine piecing and using my machine for other techniques as well but I do like hand work for the unique stitches that you can achieve!

Samplerfun said...

I love to piece and play with fabric.
Cindy

Samplerfun said...

I love to piece and play with fabric.
Cindy

Chris Nori said...

I like pieceing, so far. I'm a beginner at this.

Gale said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I prefer piecing but will do applique on occasion.

Michelle said...

Thanks for this chance! I love piecing the most, but am open to learning others as well.

Krystal Rowe said...

Piecing is my favorite method!

Laurel said...

Thanks for the give-away! Great items to win!!
I love piecing and, tho I have lots of experience w/it, I'm learning LOTS from reading all of the tips that have gone w/The Splendid Sampler. Today's by Joan Ford (Hummingbird Highway) is tops!

12Create said...

I am new to patchwork and quilting and I have enjoyed all the blocks so far but I am especially enjoying piecing.

Jill D said...

I am fairly new to quilting and loving all these new techniques through the splendid sampler. My fav so far is piecing.

Tara A.R. Cason said...

I like piecing the best! Applique and embroidery never REALLY feel like quilting to me, personally :) not to say I don't like giving then a try!

Donna @ Snowbound said...

I prefer piecing but only because it's mostly what I have done. I do loving learning the new techniques. So this is a great opportunity!

rrjane011749 said...

I love doing EPP!

Teri L Thompson said...

I love EPP, and Applique. Love what you all are doing here.

Always In Stitches said...

I love piecing. However, had a blast with the embroidery on block #7

GJ#quilts said...

Thanks for the big Quilty Hugs! I follow you on Bloglovin and stand in awe at the beautifully pieced quilts you make. That is also my fave part of sewing...the piecing, whether it is for a quilt, a pouch or bag, or any quilted project. I sit at my Featherweight and think...this must be heaven! I am learning sew much from participating in the Splendid Sampler...small pieces though...someday I wish to be a grown-up piecer, just like YOU! judieharron@yahoo.com

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Piecing~ including paper piecing. I like to do fusible applique, but needle turn really slows me down. LOL Thanks for the fun!

Dody said...

I love paper piecing,and EPP! They both are my favorite.
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Carla Hodges said...

I enjoy quilting by hand. I have just finished piecing Katja's Milli EPP quilt top. I would love to win the giveaway. I am using my stash to do the Splendid Sampler. Thank all of you designers for all of your hard work to bring this sampler to us.

Claire Sutherland said...

Piecing is my favourite x

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