Monday, 23 September 2013

My first sponsor (and a giveaway)

UPDATE - GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED

So after all that thinking about sponsorship (here and here, if you missed it), I eventually got my act together and approached a few potential sponsors.  Fat Quarter Shop had to be on the list and I'm now very pleased to introduce them as my first sponsor!


Here's why I like Fat Quarter Shop:

- they have a HUGE range of high quality quilting fabrics, and stock both modern and more traditional designs so there is something for everyone.  

- their sale section is brilliant, especially when I need lots of yardage for a quilt back - there's always a bargain to be had.  

- the presentation of their packages is outstanding - the fabric is always beautifully presented and it's almost a shame to unfold it!

- they are a massive supporter of the online quilting community and regularly provide prizes for quilt-alongs, challenges and other online events.

- they stock one of my favourite solid collections, Moda Bella Solids.

So Fat Quarter Shop has been generous enough to offer a $20 gift certificate to one of my readers.  What would you buy?  I think I might be tempted by one of the design rolls that are currently on sale.  Joel Dewberry's latest collection Bungalow definitely caught my eye.


As did Heather Bailey's latest collection, Lottie Da.  By the way, has anyone else noticed how many good purple fabrics are coming out just at the moment?  I have, and it's pleasing.  Good purples are hard to find!


To enter the giveaway, head over to Fat Quarter Shop and then leave a comment on this post letting me know what you would buy if you won.  If you want, you can get an extra entry for each of the following (just leave an extra comment for each that applies):

- following my blog through google friend connect or a feed reader like bloglovin' or feedly (new and existing followers both count);
- liking my facebook page; and
- sharing this giveaway via your favourite social media (you could blog about it, share it on facebook, tweet about it, whatever!).

This giveaway is open to everyone (including international participants), but if I can't contact you, you can't win. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address in the comment.

The giveaway will stay open until around 10 pm Friday 27 September 2013 (New Zealand Time), and I will use the random number generator at random.org to pick a winner then.

Good luck everyone!  By the way, I usually respond to all comments, but giveaways can be a little overwhelming, so I hope you don't mind if I don't respond to your comment on this post.  Also, please don't be concerned that my blog is going to be all about sponsored content from here on out.  It won't.  For the most part it will be exactly the same, with a couple of extra buttons in the sidebar.  But I think it's only fair to introduce my sponsors as they come on board, and let you know why I've picked them to partner with.  Also, I'm stoked to be able to offer you the chance to win free fabric!

UPDATE - GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED

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Heather said...

I hadn't heard of a 'design roll' before, so I went to check them out. I would have to grab the Tula Pink Acacia role.

Heather said...

I follow you on Blogloving

Heather said...

And get the facebook updates. Thanks for the giveaway.

Teresa Stanulis said...

Congratulations on your new sponsor! I love Fat Quarter Shop and have purchased from them several times. If I won the gift certificate, I think I'd order the Jubilee Jelly Roll and make the free pattern that Fat Quarter Shop recently had on their blog. It was a pattern for a quick quilt using one jelly roll. I've been working with brights a lot lately and it would be nice to work with the soft pastels in the Jubilee line. The purples and grays are luscious!

tstanulis@mac.com

Lisa said...

Congrats on your first sponsor. Your sponsor pondering posts were great - honest and upfront - I liked that a lot. It is always interesting to see how other quilters/bloggers work through their ideas. If I were to win, I think I would have to invest in some of those Bella Solids that you love. I haven't tried them yet - but that colour card sure does look inviting!

Lisa said...

I am a follower!!!

Teresa Stanulis said...

I follow your blog on Bloglovin!
tstanulis@mac.com

Teresa Stanulis said...

And I follow you on Facebook!

tstanulis@mac.com

Tamie said...

What a great sponsor. Congratulations! There is so much to choose from but Bungalow and Florence caught my eye. Actually I'm sure I'd spend more than the $20.

Tamie said...

I follow through GFC.

Tamie said...

I liked your page on FB.

Mary Ann said...

I love mini charms so I would pick a few of those.

Mary Ann said...

I follow on feedly

Scrapatches said...

Congrats on your first sponsor ... and a great one you have! The Fat Quarter Shop is a wonderful friend to all quilters with their fabulous fabric, stellar service and generous giveaways! I would shop their sale items, where I always find wonderful goodies at wonderful savings. Thanks to you and to the FQS for the chance to win ... :) Pat

laura said...

I love the new Bungalow collection. The Fat Quarter Shop is my go to fabric shop, I love them!

laura said...

I'm a follower on Bloglovin also.

Scrapatches said...

I am a happy follower via Google Friend Connect ... :) Pat

Melissa said...

I would get a sunnyside fat eight bundle!!

Melissa said...

Congrats on your first sponsor - I love you blog and follow with google friend connect!

Kelly Young said...

congrats to you on you first sponsor! I love that Bungalow line! I'd definitely have to get some of that!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Kelly Young said...

and I love to follow you through bloglovin'!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

atabanana29 said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

atabanana29 said...

I love Tula Pink! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

atabanana29 said...

I like you on FB!

atabanana29 said...

I shared on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/stacy.alfano/posts/717627151585693

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for the chance to win..great sponsor,

Jessica said...

Thanks for the chance! I think I'd get the Simply Style Layer Cake. :)

Joyce said...

I love any Lecien Fabrics...especially Durham Anew...that's what I would buy!

Joyce said...

I happily follow you on Google Friends!

Joyce said...

And I am also a FB follower!

Jessica said...

I follow via GFC!

Emma's Daughter said...

I love that Lottie Da. I need some good purple! Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Emma's Daughter said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Jessica said...

I follow on FB!

Elise Lea said...

Awesome congrats!

Elise Lea said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'!

Jeannie Gan said...

Congrats on your sponsorship! I love Amy Butler Spots.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Patchwork and Play said...

I'd have to scroll through the 50+ pages of sale items to find some yardage for backing my latest quilt flimsy! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

Congrats and Fat Quarter Shop is my favorite place to shop. I love Lotti Da, that's probably what i would buy or either some Aurifil.

Lisa said...

I follow you through Bloglovin.

sarahquilts.com said...

Aww, congrats! I'm excited for you. And for me if I win ;)

sarahschraw@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I follow your facebook page!

doodlebugmom said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love FQS too! I would buy some time Timeless Treasure novelty fabric, so cute.

MsMidge said...

Yay you! I'm eyeing off the Bungalow too! Love me some JD!

doodlebugmom said...

I also follow you with bloglovin' :)

MsMidge said...

I follow you through Bloglovin!

MsMidge said...

And I follow you on FB!

Jeannie Gan said...

Liked your FB Page.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

Congrats on the new sponsor! If I won I would love some Acadia even tho I have some I'm still scared to cut into it. Lol.

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

I follow via bloglovin!!!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Congratulations, that didn't take too long at all !! I would get either more kona solids or more of the bungalow line ( I did buy all 3 color ways from the fat quarter shop already)

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I follow on bloglovin

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I just liked you on facebook too :-)

Emily C said...

I love sweet serenade.

Emily C said...

I follow on bloglovin.

andri. said...

I've been interested in fanfare:)

andri. said...

I'm also following you via bloglovin:D

Caroline said...

I'd love to get the new scrumptious line:)......and congrats on your new sponsor!

Caroline said...

I follow through bloglovin:)

akainik said...

I follow you on bloglovin!!
yeyioasis@yahoo.com.ar

akainik said...

I'd buy something from the Happy Go Lucky collection!!
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akainik said...

I liked your fb page!
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Chelsie C said...

I would get a Tule fat quarter bundle! I love that line :)

Chelsie C said...

I follow on Bloglovin!

Rachel said...

Great sponsor Adrianne! I love FQS! I did a little virtual shopping (love doing that) and I think I'd stock up on some pearl bracelet fabric, I've never purchased any of those fabrics, but the fabrics appear in a few swap items I've received and I love them!

Rachel said...

I follow you on Feedly :)

Rachel said...

I liked your FB page

Rachel said...

Posted on IG!

Kim said...

I would love to buy some Nordika yardage.

Hilary said...

Congrats on your first sponsor! If I won, I would get the Eerie Halloween FQ bundle :) HAlloween is my favorite holiday and I have been dying to make a Halloween quilt for the longest time.

Hilary said...

I follow you on Bloglovin :)

Hilary said...

I like your facebook page.

Hilary said...

I shared the giveaway on twitter :)

https://twitter.com/YoungTexanMama/status/381990386186477568

Elmosmate said...

I would buy a bundle of Shades of Black - Moda if I was lucky enough to win. Thanks Adrianne and Fat Quarter Shop.

Julianne said...

I would hit the sale section if I won...love it!

Julianne said...

I am a follower!

Salsy said...

I spotted a little Kaffe Fassett...Simply Spots Charm Pack for starters....

dutchcomfort said...

Congrats on your first sponsor!

I actually don’t buy online from the US as the shipping costs, clearance costs and VAT make it unaffordable.

Lynn McIndoe said...

That is an easy question. I would put it towards a Gracie Girl FQ bundle. Love the Fat Quarter Shop. One thing I love about them is that they always try to keep postage at the lowest possible rate- which is great for overseas buyers.

Lynn McIndoe said...

I follow your blog thrrough Bloglovin

Helen M said...

Hi Adrianne - this is so exciting - good on you for getting your first sponsor. And I love your reasons for choosing to approach them. I would use the gift certificate if I won to purchase more reproduction fabrics (probably French General) to add to my collection to eventually tackle a Di Ford sampler quilt. They are to die for.

Helen M said...

I also like you on facebook :)

Liz said...

Follow you on Bloglovin! Hope the welly weather is good at the mo.

Liz said...

Tula pink jelly roll. On special too!

DeborahGun said...

I love the FQS too :-) I would definitely buy some Joel Dewberry Bungalow. Love the colour combinations. Thanks for a lovely giveaway :-)

DeborahGun said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

DeborahGun said...

I like you on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe)

craftykat said...

Yay for you getting a sponsor! And the new Joel Dewberry would be my pick!

Lynn Makrin said...

I'm a follower here and even more important I'm a big fan of Team Emirates NEW ZEALAND in the America's Cup race. Our team, Oracle USA, is trying really hard, but nothing beats your sailors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Fiesta said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love the fat quarter shop

Fiesta said...

I already follow on bloglovin

Teresa said...

As Christmas is aproaching what about a-Ho-Ho, Let It Snow Charm Pack
Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex Fabrics¡¡¡

Teresa said...

I follow your blog on bloglovin

Teresa said...

I like your page on Facebook

Teresa said...

I share the giveaway on Facebook

Leanne M said...

Hi Adrianne, as everyone has already said, I think it is great that you have aligned yourself with the Fat Quarter Shop. If I was lucky enough to win, I could not go past Lotta Jansdotter Glimma fabrics, I adore them!

Leanne M said...

I follow you through both GFC and Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to go shopping with someone's else's money :).

Marie said...

I am happy to see that FatQuarter shop is your first sponsor. It is my favorite fabric supplier as there are no fabric shop here where I live.

Sheryl said...

I'm hunting for a large scale purple print for some backing and have been eyeing both Lush Uptown and Lottie Da for it. Then again, I'm also trying to snatch up every last bit of Comma I can get my hands on.

Sheryl said...

Also I follow with Feedly

Sarah_L_N said...

I love FQS! I would buy a Bluebird Park layer cake to make a quilt :)

Sarah_L_N said...

I follow in feedly

Sarah_L_N said...

I like you on Facebook

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Well done on having a sponsor and Fat Quarter Shop no less - woohoo!!! I am a follower :) amycav at hotmail dot com

Dominique said...

Hi Adrianne
I would buy a layer cake of High Street by Lily Ashbury. Thanks!

Dominique said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

Melly Testa said...

I would buy at least the Barcelona Jelly Roll, though I need to make more than one soon...

Katie said...

I have little ones and the Fat Quarter Shop has some great new Sesame Street panels. I'd have to get those and whip up something fun for my kiddos.

Katie said...

I like you on FB

Katie said...

I follow you on Digg

Nupur said...

I'd buy Super Hero Cape Panels!

Gill said...

Definitely Joel Dewberry's 'Bungalow'

Gill said...

I'm a happy GFC follower!

Jan Baker said...

I have been following you by bloglovin.

Jan Baker said...

I would have to go for Sweet Serenade.

Sarah Elliott said...

Congrats on your first sponsor and thanks for the chance! I would probably use it towards the purchase of a Barcelona FQ bundle...I've fallen in love with that collection all over again.

Sarah Elliott said...

I follow your blog with Bloglovin'.

Sarah Elliott said...

I like your page on facebook.

Sarah Elliott said...

I shared your giveaway on facebook. Thanks again for the chance!

Carla said...

Congrats on being sponsored! I would use it for a bundle of some Tula Pink. Acacia maybe. Thanks

Carla said...

Yes I follow through Bloglovin

Anna said...

So glad you decided to go for it! I'd probably be tempted by Joel Dewberry's new line as well. I just love his use of color!

Anna said...

I also follow via feedly!

Anna said...

And I liked you on FB

Amy Given Sewist said...

There are a few prints from Lottie Da I desperately want. And Lecien's tiny print collection is adorable, too. I need a few more Bella Solids (they're my favorite, too!) Flight patterns is another collection I need some of. I could do this all day. :)

Amy Given Sewist said...

And I follow you via feedly.

Samantha @ Makinglifeprettier said...

I really need some bungalow in my life!!!! Thanks for the chance :)

Samantha @ Makinglifeprettier said...

I am follower of your blog as well :)

Chiska said...

I'd love to get some Briar Rose. Thanks so much for the chance!

Quilting Tangent said...

Fairy Frost would be one of my choices. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

I follow on bloglovin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jusmom1 said...

I would buy Twice As Nice! I just LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jusmom1 said...

I like you on Facebook!

Jusmom1 said...

I follow you on bloglovin!

Aideen said...

I have purple and lilac barstools in my kitchen and a floral purple feature wall so I'd get the heather bailey lottie da fabrics to make a table runner, napkins etc.

Aideen said...

I follow you from Ireland on bloglovin

Sarah said...

I would buy some essex yard dyed.

Sarah said...

I like your FB page

Sarah said...

I follow you on Bloglovin

Courtneysews said...

I would get a Bluebird Park Jelly Roll. Thanks!!

Courtneysews said...

I follow you via Bloglovin! Thanks!

Martha said...

Congratulations on your first sponsor. I think I would love to get some solids and Essex linen.

Martha said...

I'm a follower

Kim M said...

I've been waiting for Bungalow to be released as I have a quilt pattern I want to make with it. I'd be buying a layer cake of Bungalow!

giddy99 said...

Congratulations on getting sponsors! I follow you via BlogLovin!

giddy99 said...

If I won, I'd probably spend it on Lush Uptown... I have no idea what I'm going to make with, but I keep buying it.. :)

giddy99 said...

I like you on Facebook; thanks for the chance!

giddy99 said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/382199845663952896

Nikita said...

I would apply it to some Joel Dewberry Bungalo..I love that collection.

Nikita said...

I follow via blogger

Nikita said...

I also like you on FB

Nikita said...

and I shared on fb

Lia*s Handmades said...

Congrats on your first sponsor! I totally adore Sweet Serenade by Basic Grey at the moment, so that would be what I'd get :) And a binding tool ;)

Lia*s Handmades said...

I'm also a loyal follower through bloglovin'

Lia*s Handmades said...

And a fan of your facebook page ;)

Lia*s Handmades said...

And I've just posted this giveaway to Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/wolfgirl28/posts/10152182191918943

and Twitter:
https://twitter.com/wolfgirl_28/status/382235861443547136

bee said...

congrats on your first sponsor! i follow via Google friend

bee said...

i'd spend on some basics like dots or sketch print favorites - must haves in the stash!

barbara woods said...

congrats on having a sponsor

barbara woods said...

i follow on gfc

barbara woods said...

i liked you on facebook and friend you

Kathleen said...

Boho by Urban Chiks - I LOVE that range! Thanks, and excellent sponsor, I love getting their parcels in the post :D

Heather A said...

I would get me some Treetop Bungalow by Joel Dewberry!

Heather A said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Heather A said...

I follow you via Feedly.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Congratulations on getting a sponsor!! I'd be mighty tempted by Acacia! I've really fallen for Tula Pink lately.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Already follow via Bloglovin!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I also follow on FB already!

Linda said...

FOLLOW ON FB

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Linda said...

FOLLOW VIA BLOG LOVIN'

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Linda said...

THANKS TO YOU+FQS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!
I'D CHOOSE SUNNYSIDE!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HELLO, SHARED THIS GIVEAWAY ON FB
( linda.douglas.35 )

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Sarah J. said...

I really liked the Adventures fat quarter bundle, or Laddie Da. I need some good purples right now (or always!)

Sarah J. said...

I follow you on bloglovin :)

Sarah J. said...

I also like you on FB.

Anita said...

I would spend the gift certificate on "Scrumptious" by Bonnie & Camille. Thank you for the chance to enter.

Anita said...

I follow your blog on Bloglovin.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Congratulations on your first sponsor - I would get the Nile Acacia Fat Quarter Bundle - more great purples :)

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

and yes, I follow you on bloglovin' :)

Anita said...

I like you on FB.

Anita said...

I shared your giveaway on my "Daydreams of Quilts" Facebook page. Congratulations on having the Fat Quarter Shop as a sponsor of your blog. I love the FQS too!

Cara said...

I too am a big fan of Fat Quarter Shop. I would grab up some Simply Style to compliment my collection of Simply Color.

Cara said...

I follow you on Bloglovin

Cara said...

I like you on Facebook

arncar said...

FQS is one of my favorite places to shop online. But I had never heard of a dessert roll - interesting. I would purchase the Hot Kaffe Fassett Collective Dessert Roll. Congratulations on having a sponser.

Paula said...

I'm in desperate need of some Bella solids! I'd buy them in a heartbeat if I could. :)

Paula said...

I' m following you on Bloglovin, thanks for the chance!

Paula said...

Liked your page on Facebook!

Mull3g said...

I would be checking the sale section and solids and definitely end up spending more than I won!

Mull3g said...

Also following on bloglovin,

Mull3g said...

And Facebook. Thanks for chance to win!

Rachel said...

Well I would start with some Roughing It Tents, and some Sketchy Dots. Who knows what would happen after that. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

shawn said...

Antique Rose Black Floral Lace is what I would start with.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

shawn said...

I already follow you with bloglovin.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

I love Lottie Da by Heather Bailey!

Jessica said...

I follow you in Bloglovin.

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Kate & Birdie Paper Co - Winter's lane is what I would buy, I've been wanting to get my hands on that loveliness for a little while now, but the shipping costs are holding me back. Congrats on your first sponsor - and you're right, Fat Quarter Shop is a fantastic supporter of the quilting community.

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

I follow you already on Bloglovin'

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

I liked you on Facebook.

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

I tweeted about your giveaway - https://twitter.com/milaandcuatro/status/382688919487131649

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