Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog - A Blog Hop and A Giveaway

Hi there and welcome to my blog, Georgia-Girl Quilter. My name is DeAnna and I'm so very happy that you stopped by for a visit. A huge "Thank You" goes out to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for all her hard work in pulling this Hop together. The number of participants is astounding and surely everyone will have fun visiting and following as many blogs as they can...I know I will!

When visiting my blog you will see posts about my journeys in quilting, machine embroidery, Serging, and becoming a Longarm Quilting Diva. Its amazing how these different machine functions can add to the finished project and I love sharing with you what I've learned, here on this blog. I also love to cook so I've created a "Recipe" tab to share my favorite recipes with you.

Here are three of my Kaleidoscope blocks from my Kaleidoscope Quilt. This was a fun quilt to make.







I come from a sewing family and it's such a joy to have family members who all enjoy the same craft. We rely on each other's opinions and you will often time see links to my sister at Sew Much and More. (Who, by the way, is also participating in this Hop!)  I'm inspired by the many blogs I follow and visit and you will also see links to these various blogs hoping they will inspire you too!

I enjoy participating in Blog Hops and they really help me to expand my comfort zone while expanding my creative abilities. 




I love using my Serger to create edges such as these on my projects.
There is so much a Serger can do and I'm only touching the surface. I hope to start a Serger Series soon so that I may share all I'm learning with you.  
So...check back soon!





When quilting, I have a chance to stitch out something nice on my embroidery machine. I set it up and let it do its thing while I go about my quilty business.






And I always like a quilt loaded on my longarm...ready to be quilted. 

                                      

This is one of my favorites. The string piecing technique made a striking two color quilt.




I'm looking forward to following and visiting you and getting to know you too. You can read more about me in the "About Me" section on the sidebar. I always enjoy reading your comments and learn so much from my readers through their comments.

To see a list of participants visit Vicki at 2 Bags Full and start visiting and following all the different blogs. There are many who are having giveaways too!

Anyone up for a giveaway?
What about two giveaways?
I have for you:


Giveaway #1
Four fat-eights



Giveaway #2
A personalized pen embroidered with your name



1.  Just leave a comment and also tell me which item you prefer. Make sure I can get in touch with you, especially if you are a no-reply blogger.

2.  If the two winners requested the same item then the first drawn will receive the fabric and the second will receive the personalized pen.

3.  Winners will be drawn on February 15, 2014.

4.  This giveaway is open to anyone and I will ship anywhere.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the blogs participating in this Hop.
Happy Living! Happy Quilting!



66 comments:

  1. Hey, D! you are very talented and are always inspiring me, encouraging me, challenging me to do better and you so often help me! I enjoy sharing this hobby with you! Love you! I love the fabric and the pen! It's hard to decide!

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  2. I hate being first, but some one has to. I would go for the fabric. Thanks for the chance

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  3. A pen with my name embroidered on it? How cool would that be! I love following you around!

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  4. I would take either. I would blessed to receive anything. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I'll go visit your sister. I don't have a sister, so I don't understand that relationship. I do understand that it is special. I have two brothers. I am very close to one and we have basically have no relationship with the other one. He is six and nine years older than we are and he left home when were still young and never came back. Even though my brother and I live about 1000 miles apart we are close. When I was going through breast cancer, he came for my lumpectomy surgery and stayed a week. He made it clear that if I needed a bone marrow transplant that he wanted to be the first to be considered. I did not need one and he could not have been a donor anyhow - we are not the same blood type. It meant the world to me that he offered.

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  5. Fabric is my weakness, so I'd love to win your fat 8ths. Hope the blog hop is a big success!

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  6. Welcome to the party! I'm Andrea, one of Vicki's volunteers for GYB and I'm having so much fun visiting everyone this morning.
    An embroidered pen would be a wonderful gift!!!
    I look forward to coming back soon and getting to know you better. Until then, enjoy the party!
    Andrea

    myeverythingcorner.blogspot.ca

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  7. Hi DeAnna
    I've been following you for a while!
    I'd love to win the fabric!!

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  8. I love your creativity! Those little pumpkins are going to find cousins in my home. I have followed you for sometime. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow! You are so talented and your quilting and embroidery are inspirational. I am still trying to master flying geese! I'd love to win the fabric, thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  10. enjoyed visiting your blog, popped over from the Grow your Blog event. That Kaleidoscope quilt is a dream! also loved your other quilting goodess. Did you use the "stretch" needle for the t-shirt quilt. That is tricky, haven't tried that yet!

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  11. Enjoy visiting your blog and look forward to a Serger series (I've owned one for years and never use it but would love to learn!) An embroidered pen with my name would be so much fun…thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  12. Remarkable quilt blocks!! I love the fabric, but since my stash it threatening to tumble over and kill me, I think I'll go for the pen! 8-)

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  13. Hi DeAnna. I have been following you for a while and enjoy your blog very much. Since I am from Georgia too, it is always nice to visit with someone in my neighborhood. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to have the pen.

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  14. From one Georgia girl to anothah....Looove your blog. Those kaleidoscope blocks are amazing!! love the fabric but you've done a great job off making them! Enjoy your other pieces too, especially the embroidery. Thanks for the giveaway. I could use those fats!
    hrglover@hotmail.com

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  15. Very nice to meet you. I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing about yourself and your lovely creations.

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  16. Fabric.....I've been a happy follower for a while...

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  17. Grat quilts and thanks for sharing about you!

    Fabrics would be my choice.

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  18. Wonderful blog. I really enjoy blog hops. Thanks for taking part. either giveaway is great.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  19. i really love reading your blog. i have been following you for quite a while on bloglovin. your blog is always informative, inspiring and shows your talent. i would love either prize. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  20. oh a pen with my name - that is super awesome!! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

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  21. Your quilts are so pretty!! Thank you for sharing..I would love the fabric!! Love the red and black combination. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  22. Hi DeAnna...thank you for visiting my blog. Your work here is stunning. Very very beautiful! Enjoy blog hopping!

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  23. Hi! I just found your blog via the Grow Your Blog Party. So talented!!! I cannot wait to see what else you create. I love fabric, but that pen is so cool (and I would never lose it at work because everyone would know it belongs to me). ;)

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  24. I would love to have some more fabric. Very low on reds right now. I follow you by email.

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  25. 'Tis lovely to meet you and have a goosey gander at your lovely blog!! My, such beautiful work you create....'tis truly inspirational!!

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  26. Hi Anna thanks for visiting my blog. Gorgeous projects you have made. I ♥ the Kaleidoscope Quilt.

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  27. Hi, Deanna, it appears that you are one busy gal! I love that string strip quilt... wow, stunning! Thanks for sharing your lovely projects!

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  28. you have a very lovely blog...so much to see...I would love the fabric, but either would be great if I win...

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  29. Hi, you do some beautiful work I also love your choice of colours. You obviously have a passion for your sewing :)
    I would love to have a pen with my name on it if I was lucky enough to win.
    This GYB party is great isn't it?
    Thanks for passing by my blog :))

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  30. Oooh, I'd love to be in with a chance to win the pen, DeAnna, your creations are stunning!!
    And hank you for stopping by my blog yesterday and leaving a lovely comment :)
    I'm now a follower, I'll be back when it's less frantic - still catching up from the GYB party...
    PS I only have the one email, so I don't like to give it out publicly. But in the event I do win(!!) you could email me via the contact form on my blog... But I will be dropping by - and certainly on Feb 15th x

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  31. Your kaleidoscope blocks are stunning! Both of your give aways are awesome, but if I am picked, I would prefer the fabric to add to my stash. Thanks!

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  32. Your quilts are amazing!! The black and gray is gorgeous, you definitely have an eye for color and love of quilting. Will be following along with your journey, and thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday, this has been quite a party!!! The fabric would be my first choice, thank you for the chance.

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  33. Hi DeAnna,

    I love your work! I live on the East Coast of Canada and it is COLD here today! I would love to have one of your beautiful quilts to cuddle up in all day. Visiting from Vicki’s ‘Grow Your Blog’

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  34. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

    I like nr.1 present.:)

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  35. Hi, so nice to meet you through GYB party.. You make amazing quilts and I'm so captivated by your kaleidoscope quilt blocks.. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the for your lovely comment.. Hugs:)

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  36. I'm a new follower. Would love to win #1 - thanks for the chance.

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  37. Thanks for visiting my redwork/ embroidery blog yesterday. My follow button is working now if you would like to stop back...

    The kaleidoscope quilt blocks look amazing! As a lover of redwork, & all things red, I would rather win #1. aprilsongstress@gmail.com

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  38. Hello DeAnna, pleased to meet you. Thank you for visiting me and your kind comments. Now it's my turn to become a follower of yours. Beautiful kaleidoscope work - looks complicated. Lovely giveaway. I would prefer the fabric if I was lucky enough to win.

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  39. Hi, DeAnna - here from Gina's and GYB. I'd love to win the fqs. Thanks for the chance! Love your quilt embroidered blocks. I've not seen that software - are they in a special collection?

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  40. Glad I found you. Love the fabric. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  41. I love your Kaleidoscope quilt. I am a new follower and would love to win the first prize.

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  42. I love all your stuff, but the black quilt at hue end is stunning!

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  43. I love your geometric designs - very clever. I'd like the fabric if I win please - you can never have too much fabric!

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  44. Good morning from a very cold UK, we have had a smattering of snow forecast but it hasn't arrived yet. I'm here with the GYB hop and what a lovely place to come to. Your quilts are amazing, I've already gleaned something from you, I have a Brother PE 150 which I haven't used yet BUT reading that you set yours to work away then get on with your quilting I will try that out so thank you. I'm looking forward to following you on your Long Arm journey, I was fortunate to buy a Little Gracie frame late last year from a fellow quilter, it had to be the small one because of space. I can't wait for when my health improves and I can start using it there's a LA quilter near by who runs reasonable cost classes so I'll be going there.

    Enjoy your day, I'm following through email because I don't like missing anything I can't join you yet as whenever I click follow this blog a box appears that the function isn't available right now. I wonder if the GYB weekend has blown it's mind lol.

    Peg x

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  45. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog. The fabric, of course, I'm a fabricaholic.

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  46. Your blocks are amazing, your blog is lovely. The fabric would be my choice :)

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  47. I love the kaleidoscope blocks, they are smashing!
    I will put these on my wish list of what to make...........but I will need to live till I'm 120 to get all that list done lol
    Still its worth a try right?
    Right!
    Id love a pen please - that's so cool!

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  48. Your blocks are great! I have a new longarm, too and look forward to reading about your journey. I live in southwest Georgia, only 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. I would love the pen if I were to win. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  49. Hi, you have some beautiful quilts. I would love to win the fabric.

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  50. That strip quilt is awesome! And the one on the long arm is pretty good too :-) Oh. And I forgot the kaleidoscope! That is stunning. Kaleidoscopes are fun to do aren't they? Not fussy if I win the draw - whatever the other person didn't ask for is fine by me.

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  51. I love the fabric you chose for your kaleidoscope quilt. It's going to be a fantastic quilt! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I say "ditto". I love what I see here, too. We also have the "snowcropalyse" here in Southern Alabama....ridiculous to see this here. I came south for the warmth so for a copycat of Maine weather!!!!! LOL
    Love the fabrics in your giveaway so they'd be an awesome prize to win. Thanks for the chance!
    Marsha http://quilterinmotion.net

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  52. Longarm is locked and loaded, huh? :) I like the pen!

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  53. Oh you have some gorgeous creations here. I live in Alabama so we have been facing the storm also. Good to know that you are safe and using your time to craft. it has been lovely meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  54. Your quilts are wonderful! I also have sisters and we all live to sew and collect way too much fabric...our mother taught us well! I love the PEN!!

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  55. I love all your creative ideas. It' sew much fun and I get sew many ideas from your blog. Thank you! I love either the fabric or the pen but I'm liking the pen if no one else claims it :-)

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  56. Hello. I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Your projects are just lovely. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway! Both prizes are nice.

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  57. With an unusual name, it's so hard to get something with my name on it so I'd love the pen! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  58. hello, nice to meet you! I would prefer the fabric as I have a nasty habit of chewing my pens!

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  59. Your quilts are just beautiful. They must keep you very busy but entertained. It was nice to get to get to know you even if just a little. I will be back so I can to know you better. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am really wanting to get to know my new blogging world so I am Reading my 496 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. I know the importance of having blogging followers so I dropped everything and doing the web work. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com/ I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. And loving the crafting networks. following you on the goggle connect and bloglovin and the network blogs.

    Thanks for the opportunity to join your giveaway. Would love to see my name in stitch..(Dawn)

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  61. Hi DeAnna--thanks so much for visiting me via the GYBP :) Your quilting is gorgeous! So glad I got to see some of it. I'm your newest follower and I would prefer the pen (I don't quilt!). Blessings, Diana

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  62. Hi DeAnne, I am a new follower with bloglovin and like it here! Your craft is amazing! If my name were drawn, I'd choose the pen :-)
    Tina in Germany

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  63. love your work. glad i found you, will follow and be back.

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  64. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. Enjoyed visiting your blog. I'd love Giveaway #1 Four fat-eights.

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