Saturday, March 15, 2014

Celebrate National Quilting Day with DCQ

Good morning, and Happy National Quilting Day!
Yesterday, as I was happily stitching away on the Chateau Rouge Candy Dish quilt, I racked my brain for how to best celebrate this important day.  It finally came to me as used my scrap pile to stitch the Tuffets (shown below), with my scraps.  I thought about how many Tuffets I’ve made (probably 50 or more), and how many I have left (not very many)…
The reason?  I love to make Tuffets and give them as special gifts to my quilting friends.  I try to customize them to “match”  each recipient… by either using their scraps  from their favorite quilt project, or making them a special little tuffet in a color or quilt block pattern that reflects their personality.
This gesture signifies what I love most about quilting… it’s such a personal thing.  Every quilter I know has their own unique style, talent, and favorite technique.  Their quilts they make, and usually generously give to others,  are a window into their soul.
Which brings me to today… I invite you to share what you love most about quilting.  Enter your thoughts as a blog comment… and three lucky winners will receive either,
The Grand Prize… A set of three matching French General Tuffets, that I made, just for you, yesterday!
Or, the Runner Up Prize, a Chateau Rouge Candy Dish Quilt kit…
Or, the Consolation Prize,
Two patterns, the original “Tuffets” by Miss Rosie, plus her new version, “Morsel”…

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I’ll ask my quilting friend Kari to help me judge the comments and pick her favorites.  She’s the most creative quilter I know!  We’ll  announce the three lucky winners next weekend.
Oh… I also have to show you my other set of Tuffets I made last night, for my friend Jaci.  She made me the most delicious homemade 5 cheese ravioli.  I made her some Tuffets… I just love the littlest one… it is so dang cute!
Happy National Quilting Day!  Be sure to enter the coupon code NQD into your orders this week.  Read our newsletter to learn why...

~ From Laura, Wesley & Matthew