Wednesday, April 8, 2009

GiveAway #4 - Try A New Technique!

You've patchworked, you've appliquéd, you've paper pieced, you've embroidered, you've stacked and you've wacked. Now it’s time to put something new in your bag of quilting tricks for creating unique and beautiful quilt blocks. Sign up for our newest giveaway, and you might just find yourself creating unique and beautiful quilt blocks quickly and easily with paint, paintbrush and sleek metal stencils!

Sponsored by Country Stencils, this giveaway is for everyone who loves to create – the scrapbook artist, the multi-media artist, the general crafter – and yes, of course, the quilter!

I first saw quilts made with Country Stencils on display at a regional quilt show, and I was immediately taken with the truly unique look the stenciled quilt blocks added to wall hangings, baby quilts, and candle mats. Small in size but very big on visual impact! (You can see more here.)

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Even more impressive was the number of quilt block stencils that were on display – Irish Chain, School House, Log Cabin, Goose Tracks, very sweet little Sunbonnet Sue stencils (that I simply could not resist) and many, many more! Of course, there are also garden-themed stencils, holiday-themed stencils, kid-themed stencils and more!

Patchwork-kit_op_476x600 Country Stencils is offering QOB blog readers a chance to win this complete kit ($26.00 value) you can use to create fabulous quilt blocks, or perhaps to make your own stationary and cards to send to a quilting friend! Imagine the beautiful quilt labels you can make with this kit! (The VersaCraft Ink is permanent on fabric.)

You can win this kit, which includes six Stationery/ Envelopes, six Note Cards, Bag, Stylus, two VersaCraft Inks (Permanent on fabric, paper, wood and plastic, 2 Brushes, (3" x  2 3/8"), and the Patchwork Stencil & Instructions.

HOW TO ENTER

First, visit Country Stencils and look around at all her beautiful stencils. Return here and leave a comment on what stencil or kit is your favorite. Be sure your post links to or contains your email address! (Everyone must complete this step to be eligible for the giveaway.)

For a second entry, post about this giveaway on your blog, and return here and leave a comment with the direct link to your post.

This GiveAway begins on  April 8, 2009, and will end at midnight on Friday, April 17th. The winner will be randomly chosen on April 18th and notified by email. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the notification email.

Sorry, only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win.

A big thank you to Country Stencils for sponsoring this GiveAway!

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Good Luck!

59 comments:

Wendy said...

I like the frog kit under kids. So cute.

TextileTraveler said...

I love the pear stencil (I have a thing for pears!) Michele, textiletraveler@gmail.com

Ruth B said...

I love, love, love the baltimore album kit. It is so amazing and something I have never seen before. Great idea!

tisme said...

I would love to give this type of quilting a try. I like the halloween, and the herb stencils. But the leaf and flowers are nice too. Would be tough deciding.
Tammy

Anya said...

I like the pinecone stencil. Thanks.

Nova0437 said...

My favourite is the frog.
amaryllis_wings@yahoo.ca

Michele said...

I love the bluebirds and the baltimore album. Don't make me choose one!

Caeli said...

I love the patchwork blocks!
caelijean@gmail.com

Janet Hartje said...

I like the daisy stencil. I like the quilt stencils too, but flowers are my favorite. Janet hartkeys@comcast.net

Janet Hartje said...

I've posted about the Country Stencils on my blog.
Janet
http://janetsfiberartistrynews.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

Wow, hard to choose! I love all of the quilty stencils, but I love the farm animals the best, I think!

Tina said...

I posted on my blog and here's the link!

http://tapdancetutu.blogspot.com/2009/04/qob-givawayanother-one.html

Burtine said...

I love the garden stencils, in particular the herbs but my first purchase would be the quilt kit. I would not have thought to use my stencils in this way. Thanks Joan.

otterdaughter said...

The bird stencils are precious! I'd love to try this technique.

dolls123 said...

Tree kit

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Anonymous said...

Do I have to pick ONE?! Impossible! I guess my favorite would be the patchwork but the herbs call to me too - probably because I have real herbs waiting to escape the house once spring really arrives! I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed stenciling years ago!
Susan
busysuzydee@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I also belong to QOB yahoo. I sure would love to win!
Susan
busysuzydee@yahoo.com

lhamlett@suddenlink.net said...

I had forgotten how homesick I am for my NC mountains, but seeing the flower stencils brought it back - the lilies of the valley, the hollyhocks, the dogwoods, the pansies. If I have to pick just one, it would probably be the lilies of the valley. I see another visit to the site in my future.

Angel said...

I love the chick kit!

elaine said...

I love the Cabin In the Woods Stencil-this would look geat on a winter-theme quilt!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

everythingquilts said...

I love the Baltimore Kit. I had to bookmark her site, I just love those.

lynne said...

let's try this again....i LOVE this idea of using stencils in quilting. i so prefer stenciling to rubber stamping--so much more control. i really like all of the designs, but think that the mini's and christmas ones are my favorites...i see lots of new stencils in my future....gee thanks joan LOL first the ott lites, now the stencils :o) all kidding aside, you DO find us such neat new tricks to help out our quilting and creating.

k8lynr said...

i like the blued birds stencil.

-kate
jaded_anthem@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

I like the mini Christmas tree kit. I can think of lots of cute applications for it.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Chelsey said...

The Puppy stencil is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

babybarnplus said...

I like the pretty kitty.

babybarnplus said...

I have posted the contest here: http://www.topsavings.com/index.asp?ID=22303

babybarnplus (at) embarqmail (dot) com

Sue D said...

I like the Chick Kit but it was hard to pick just one!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Delaney said...

I like the log cabin stencil. Pretty cute.

delaney55 @ myway.com

noreen said...

87. Hummingbird

bubbachenille said...

Hello, my fave stencil is the heart, I'm so into hearts you see !!!
Thanks
Miriam
bubba_chenille@optusnet.com.au

Anonymous said...

Jennifer P. I like them all. I have never tried quilting before and would love to give it a try. The frog under the kids section would be fun to do for my daughter who is 3 and loves frogs.

jpersell@hickorytech.net

Elsie said...

The Garden Collection is quite beautiful, and I could count the ways,
Of making someone's day a little brighter...
Using these designs to delight her,
And expressing thanks to some,
Who are so kind, second to none.
An enchanting lily of the valley for you,
How could anyone feel blue?
Many flowers to pick and choose,
Many designs,for many moods!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love that we can combine our love of quilting w the vintage appeal of stenciling. I love all of the sets under the quilt section. The vintage alphabet ones are especially cute. Also I'm a member of QOB Yahoo group. Thanks and good luck to all. desi@gt.rr.com

Teri said...

I love all of them. But, I would say that I am drawn to the flowers. But, I also really like the patchwork quilting ones. Gee, I guess I can't really just choose one. I love this idea. I will have to figure out what I would like to do first. Thanks. I love being a member of QOB group they give such great ideas and help everyone. Thanks again, for allowing me to be a member of this group.

lynne said...

hi joan...here is my link on my blog post...

http://lynnesfreshhope.blogspot.com/2009/04/why-i-have-to-post.html

lynne

lynne said...

hi all...i REALLY want to win these joan!

lynne
who is the first member of QOB :o)

Jamie said...

I love the cow jumped over the moon stencil.
jmharnar@comcast.net

Belinda M said...

I really like the Sugar Maple Stencil. Please enter me in the contest

Anonymous said...

I really LOVE all the quilt stencils! But of course, quilting IS my first love! Thanks for the conteats Peggy H margrn@hughes.net

imagrandma2five said...

Being dubbed grandma chicken by my grandkids of course my favorite stencil kit from Country Stencils is the chick kit!
karen, aka grandma chicken
http://grandmachicken.blogspot.com

Harley Dee said...

Now this is just cool, I never thought of stenciling on quilts. I think the Baltimore kit is my favorite, but the Village stencil is a really close second! :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice site. I like any of the stencils they are all great. If I had to pick one, it would be the patchwork one.
kaaustin@aol.com

Anonymous said...

The Pretty Kitty stencil kit is my favorite.
Renee
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

Rajee said...

Love to try Baltimore Kit
rajikarthik@hotmail.com

Gertie said...

I like the #118 Sweet Violet stencil.

garlandofroses@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I really liked all of the stencils and it was very difficult to choose because every time I thought I had a favorite, another stencil caught my eye. I have been looking for a unique idea to give my grandchildren and good friends simple sweet homemade gifts and I believe this would be it! My favorite would have to bee #49 Noah's Ark with the animals in a half circle around it. To me it makes me think of new beginnings / new life. Thanks!
snidelis@yahoo.com

Beverly G. said...

Hi i seen this give awya and instantly thought of all the fun me and my mom have maken different crafts so would be awesome to win

Deb said...

For me it would have to be my current obsession, the quilt block "Flower Garden" ! Although must say any of them would be fun to try!

Tricia said...

Too many choices! But I like #176 - Large Wildlife. I have a piece of fabric just waiting for this print! Thanks for running another give-away.

Tricia
QOB member and lovin' that group.
(I do not have a blog-site)

Geneviève said...

All the stencils cute! But my favorite is the one with the little frog, that's so cute!

Theresa said...

I think my favorite is the bears paw (if i have to narrow it down that is). Seriously I could get into alot o trouble on this site,lol.
Thank you for a chance at one.
Theresa
Firelass51@aol.com

purpldoll6x@yahoo.com said...

My favorite is the pineapple card with "friends"

whatshername said...

I like them all! But especially the herb sampler-large and small.
http://Whatshername.Etsy.com
Outnks1751@aol.com

Jingle said...

I love the shaker tree of life stencil! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Lady Christie said...

I like the Chick Kit

imchristiedammit[at]yahoo[dot]com

Beth said...

I like the ABC stencil
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Mimi said...

I love the Bird Series - they are so sweet!

always_317537 said...

I love the sunflower stencil :)

always_317537(at)yahoo(dot)com