But first, the back story.
In January, I joined the Mug Rug Swap on flickr. It was my third round. It was January. I was excited. Then I got my partner information. My secret partner was Madame Samm! What??!! I can't make anything for her. She's all famous and such. Seriously, it made me nervous (which was totally unnecessary, as Samm is as sweet and gracious as can be.) So, I sent her off her mug rug, we exchanged some emails, played the where are you from game, realized her people and my people were possibly in Cornwall, Ontario at the same time. I continued to follow her blog (Stash Manicure, back in the day.) And that was that.
A few months ago, I came up with a little tutorial using Quilter's Grid for a bee I was in. Hmm, I thought. Maybe Madame Samm can use this on her blog. I contacted her, she was enthusiastic, and my "debut" was scheduled for August 4th. At the time, I certainly didn't know about the Wantobe Quilter Campaign (and I'm not so sure she did, either!). On August 2nd, I sent her my draft, then promptly left on a camping trip. Imagine my surprise when I returned a week later to find my followers had grown by 700%!! Truly, I had no expectations, and was completely blown away by the Madame Samm "bump"!
I had the pleasure of chatting with Samm the other day. We talked about many things, mostly quilt related. She's doing an amazing thing on Sew We Quilt, for quilters new and experienced. You would not believe the amount of great things she has to give away. Thousands and thousands is an understatement.
So read this little blurb below. You gotta be in it to win it! You can email me your info. I won't do anything with it, except use it to enter you into the contest (and maybe send you a holiday card!) BTW, this campaign goes on until October!! Plenty of chances to win! And a big thanks to all of you for visiting, commenting and following. It means the world to me!
Hello, friends and followers!
I would like to welcome you to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over at www.sewwequilt.com
Quilters can win too. They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5 x a week for 12 weeks!
Supplies that will have you quilting before you know it…From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters,
to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles, rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines…everything you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter.
Even if you are already part of this community you can win quilting stuff too…Tuesdays and Thursdays are days for us.
All you have to do is give me your name and phone number and email sew I can submit this to the organizer, because if you win anything I can win something too.
All you have to do is be my follower and a follower over at www.sewwequilt.com That is all! There are over 53 Sponsors involved.
I am pretty excited to be part of this, sew should you.
P.S. You will not be eligible to win anything if you do not register with me (or with any blogger where you see this message)
Let me leave you with this gem from my grandmother (from the 1930s/40s ~ truly my Grandmother's Flower Garden!):