Thursday, 25 August 2011

Giveaway and Exciting News

The lovely people at British Patchwork and Quilting magazine have sent me two copies of the latest issue for me to giveaway to you.  They have also sent me a copy of their latest "Inspirational" magazine which is filled with Strippy Quilts and I'll be giving this away, with some other goodies when I reach my 500th blog post, which won't be very long so keep checking back.
The September issue of P&Q magazine has some great articles and projects including lots about the QGBI Unfolding the Quilts project (voting for the finals of the National Lottery Awards begins on 2nd September, I'll add a button soon).
What do you have to do to get your hands on a copy of September's P&Q magazine?  No hoops to jump through just leave a comment to make me smile (and if you're a follower leave me a comment saying you are one for an extra entry).  That's it, I'll choose the two winners next weekend - 3rd September.  Good luck (and make sure I can contact you if you're a winner, no-reply comments will be excluded).

Some exciting news...I've just booked my flights to Japan!  I'll be joining Nat and Bryan on their Japanese Textile Study Tour.  I think there are some places still available, anyone fancy coming along?  By the way, BA have an air ticket sale on, that might tempt you, I saved loads (which I'll be spending on fabric!!)


  1. I've just made my first batch of damson gin - 2 more to go!
    Excellent for Christmas presents if it lasts that long!

  2. Hi Lis,
    As you know I'm a follower,check out Hamish's new slipper's on my blog that will make you smile ;-))
    Love and hugs Georgie xx
    p.s enjoy your trip

  3. Wow you lucky ducky - going to Japan. That's enough to make you smile all on its own!

  4. Mmm... to make you smile.

    OK then, I'll admit that I got lost the other day while trying to work out how to get into the car park at Porirua shopping centre. With several cars right behind me I had to drive down a road I didn't want to go down. Then around the round-about, back again all the time hoping I wouldn't miss the entrance a second time! And then I had to worry that I could find the exit when it was time to leave. Navigation is not my strong point.
    Yes, I am a follower too.

  5. Does that mean you had something published? I'm telling you that I'm a follower while I try and think of something amusing

  6. Knock knock
    Who's there
    Pat who?
    Pat yourself on the back for booking Japan

    (or does that warent a groan instead of a smile?)

  7. You are so generous Lis, BPQ is not easy to find outside of the UK. I'm a follower may I? Your exciting news is contagious hehe - Hugs Nat

  8. Lis, I am counting the days. That is not funny but it makes ME smile. I know nothing about that magazine. Is it geared to machine quilters? I don't think I am following because Japan is a day ahead. You must be following me.

  9. Oh, gosh, I hope you have a WONDERFUL time in Japan with Bryan and Nat! I am envious. ;)

    I've been a subscriber via email for some time

    :) Linda

  10. I don't know if this will make you laugh or not, but when I started looking around for quilting that I've completed this year that I could enter in our local horticultural and craft show I found that everything that I'd finished had already been given away (or packed ready to send away) except one cushion. It took heavy persuasion of DD2 for me to be able to borrow her cushion for the day!

  11. I've just made my first attempt at machine quilting - you'd certainly smile (in sympathy) if you saw it!
    Teresa x

  12. Oh wow, you're going to Japan! I'm so jealous. I'm going on a business trip to China soon and I was originally going to Japan too, but that got cancelled. I'd love to visit that fascinating country, and buy up all the fabric, so at least with me not going, there'll be some left for you!

  13. Hi Lis, my friend is going into hospital & I'm collecting up some mags for her to take with her. She quilts too so she would love these. Thanks for the giveaway. Jxo

  14. Thought I already was a follower, but I definitely am now. Jxo


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hugs, Lis x