It’s my favorite time of year!
Why? Because as much as I love summer, autumn is so refreshing. Just-right temperatures and changing fall colors just give you a positive charge. Also: vacation season may be over, but it kind of feels good to be HOME, send the kids to school, and have a bit of free time to refresh. If you’re like me, that means the excitement of new sewing projects, maybe planting some fall flowers (or bulbs for next year!). It’s that in-between time after summer busy-ness but before holiday busy-ness(-:
So, for those of us feeling a renewed sense of creative inspiration, let’s celebrate! September also happens to be Sewing Month…More to celebrate!
You are invited to join me all month for a month of September sewing and inspiration. This is THE celebration of all things quilty and what inspires us to sew. I have plans for a weekly theme featuring something we love about quilting with a prize drawing (or more) related to that theme.
Here’s how YOU participate and make it a true celebration (it’s no fun to do it all by myself!)
-Follow along here on the blog for frequent posts about our weekly inspiration, giveaways, tutorials, and more
–Follow Color Girl Quilts on Facebook. That is where the action will be and where you can share your creativity and inspire others and get more chances to win prizes
–Shop Color Girl Quilts all month for fabrics, pattern, and tools you need to make your new ideas come to life. I have brand new stickers to include in all fabric orders, and you’ll receive a free pattern with every order over $25. **Classic Curves Ruler orders will include a CCRuler pattern, other orders will include a pattern that does not require a specialty tool**
–Sign up to the Color Girl email list…you’ll get a free pattern just for joining and lots of inspiration and other freebies & news, too.
Every Monday in September, I’ll post the week’s theme and prize drawing here and on Facebook. Throughout the week we will look at examples of quilts and inspiration related to the theme. I hope you’ll all join in, you all have so much talent and we can give each other ideas.
My hope is that you get inspired to MAKE a quilt, TRY something new, and TAKE PART in the community.
Ok? We have a few days until our first Monday, but let’s start the fun now! I want to send one of you a 5″ roll of 12 of my favorite fabrics currently in the shop: Breaking News is the cheerful new collection by Uppercase Mag founder Janine Vangool. It is a celebration of all things creative so it’s perfect to kick of our celebration.
To enter to win the fabric roll, tell me in the comments here: When did you start quilting and where to do you live (generally, like state or city). It will be fun to see how far apart we are as we come together for our love of sewing!
Me first: I started quilting around the year 2000. I had done a tiny bit before that with scraps from my mom’s stash (more on that later). I currently live in Central Ohio, USA.
Good luck, and happy sewing September!
**EDITED FOR WINNER: Carole W., your name was drawn! I sent an email to notify. Please send mailing address to claim your prize. Thank you ALL for visiting, we have friends here from all over the world! ***
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