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September of Sewing + Giveaway!

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(-:

Art Gallery fabrics sold by color girl quilts


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.

Fall fabric palette for quilters sold by color girl quilts


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.

Breaking News fabric giveaway by color girl quilts. September sewing month

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! ***

Color Girl Quilts Sharon McConnell





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Uppercase fabrics by Windham Fabrics, scrappy circles quilt by Sharon McConnell
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45 thoughts on “September of Sewing + Giveaway!

  1. Susan S says:

    I have been sewing forever but started quilting in 2008. Hubby had a job transfer to Minnesota (we live in SE Michigan) and I didn’t yet have a job. We moved back to Michigan and I kept quilting! I’m using your classic curves ruler to make a flannel Christmas quilt. Fun!

  2. Sandy Allen says:

    I started quilting just before my nephew was born and he will be 28 this month. (Yikes!) I live in the St. Louis area.

  3. Kathleen Beyer says:

    I started quilting in 1995. I was taking a joy ride in my new car and spotted a quilt shop. Enrolled in a class and I am still quilting I live in Wisconsin. The winters are cold ……..we need quilts!

  4. Kathleen Beyer says:

    I started quilting in 1995. I was taking a joy ride in my new car and spotted a quilt shop. Signed up for a class and the rest is history. I live in Wisconsin where the winters are cold and we need quilts

  5. Jessamyn says:

    I started quilting in 2006 because I wanted to make a baby quilt completely on my own. I live in Kentucky.

  6. Julia Cousins says:

    I started quilting in 1990 when I was pregnant with my first child. I live in Utah currently.

  7. Jane Richard says:

    I’ve been sewing since I was about 10. I’m 72 now. As for quilts, I’ve just been doing them about 5-6 years. I’ve pieces about a dozen in that time. I’m just getting into trying to machine quilting. The first ones I did, I tied. I’ve recently been making some handbags. I like trying all kinds of things. I don’t have much imagination of my own, but I can follow most any pattern. I love fabric and doing new things. I live in Warrensburg, Missouri.

  8. Tammy Jewkes says:

    My first quilt was in 1987. I made a few in between then and 2001 when it became my obsession. I live in Utah.

  9. Penelope Mishne says:

    I started quilting in about 1978 by doing a 4-H project. I live in central Ohio.

  10. iquiltmore says:

    I began quilting about 15 years ago. I live in the northwest part of Washington state.

  11. I’ve been sewing for most of my life, but took up quiltmaking 20 years ago. I live in central Minnesota, USA.

  12. tarnia says:

    I took up sewing and quilting at the encouragement of a neighbour, after giving up for a decade. She was a kindergarten teacher, and crafter of many types, and encouraged me to start a scrap quilt of easy squares in purple batik. I shifted, and it only got finished many quilts later. It turns out purple is not my favorite colour.
    I live in a county called Kairanga, in the Manawatu.

  13. TheGranChris says:

    My Grandmother taught me when I was a very small child. That was over 60 years ago. I still miss her today. I live in Shelby, NC.

  14. Claudia G T says:

    I have been sewing since I was around ten, and I’m in my thirties now. I worked at a fabric store when I was about 23 and was part of a quilt block swap, so I did a lot of piecing, and thinking about quilts and reading about them, but only finished my first quilt this year (using some of my old swap blocks!)- and I’ve already made a second quilt start to finish, with a third in the works.
    I currently live in Suffolk, England, but I do have an APO address which I use to buy fabric goods without having to deal with international shipping!

  15. Debora says:

    Thanks for this opportunity to connect with other quilters! I started sewing in the mid 1990s when a new quilt store opened in my neighborhood. I live in Brooklyn NYC.

  16. Debora says:

    I started quilting when a new quilt store opened in my neighborhood in the mid 1990s. I live in Brooklyn NYC

  17. edhorn922 says:

    I started quilting about 10 years ago-a newfound passion at age 50! I too live in the Buckeye state-only closer to KY/IN borders.

  18. Kellie says:

    I started quilting in 2003. I had to quit working as a nurse because of my lupus. It did not go well. I had never been a stay at home kind of gal. I didn’t know what to do with myself and I could only clean and bake so much. My husband walked in the house one day with a top of the line machine one day and said you love quilts, learn how to make them. So I did! I watched every video, read books, and took a couple classes. It became my new obsession and I still love it. I live in Oklahoma.

  19. Joan says:

    I started quilting 5 years ago, after retiring, and I live in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

  20. Rebecca says:

    I started making yoyo’s for my Aunt when I was a teenager. I made my first quilt, a 9 patch, with the help of my neighbors in 1975, YIKES!! They actually had a neighborhood quilting frame to baste the layers together. They also gave me the neighborhood scrap bag to use for the quilt. I live in Michigan.

  21. Diana says:

    Hello! I made my first quilt in 1982 when I was expecting my first child. My grandmother taught me to sew in high school. I’m an Arizona native—live in the Phoenix area. My dilemma is fitting a full time teaching job around my quilting!

  22. Pam says:

    I started quilting as a teenager way back in the 1970’s and I live in Wisconsin. Thanks for the September fun! I’m looking forward to it!

  23. Terry says:

    I started quilting around 1990, or should I say piecing, because FMQ on my hone machine probably didn’t start till 2000. Currently living in North Carolina.

  24. Cindy Smith says:

    I made a quilt top in the early ‘90’s but nothing more until ten years ago. I live in NE Texas.

  25. Karen says:

    I started quilting when my son was born and I couldn’t get to the pottery studio anymore, around 2009. I live north of Columbus, OH.

  26. Beth T. says:

    I started quilting in 2001. I live in rural Oregon, in the very most north-west corner of the state.

  27. JacquelineFrancesQuilter says:

    I’ve been quilting since 1992 and boy has my style changed since then. I started out using country style fabrics but now I’d call myself a modern traditionalist. I live near Vancouver, BC Canada

  28. Jayne says:

    I also started quilting in 2000 and live in the UK

  29. martimeadows says:

    I started quilting in 1985 or 86 a long time. I am from Caifornia.

  30. Kathy Cummings says:

    I started quilting in1995 when I retired. I learned to sew when I was 7. I live in Lexington Kentucky.
    Thank you.

  31. Connie says:

    I started quilting in 2017 when we began wintering in Arizona. Our RV resort has a super quilt club (Quilters on Wheels) with super friendly, supportive quilters! We live in SW Michigan, hence the reason we winter in AZ!!!

  32. Debbie says:

    Started quilting in the 80’s, but my style has drastically changed. Have always lived in the Midwest

  33. Debbie says:

    Started quilting in the 80’s, but really had time after I retired in 2010. Always lived in the Midwest

  34. Helen Bakay says:

    My grandmother taught me to sew when I was about 11-12 – not gonna tell you how long ago that was! I started quilting in Jan, 2003. I live in Gwinnett County, GA.

  35. trudysperson says:

    I started quilting around 2004 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – I moved a couple of times, and now I’m back here lll

  36. Kathie Laposata says:

    I made my first quilt block as part of my city’s Bicentenial quilt (1976). But I didn’t start making numerous quilt a year until I retired 15 years ago. I’m live in Pennsylvania, close to the quilting Mecca of Lancaster County.

  37. I started quilting in the early 1990s. I recently moved to the Phoenix area after living in St Louis for most of my life.

  38. Clara says:

    Looking forward to new ideas during this celebration of quilting! I’ve been quilting since 1997 and my first quilt was a success following a Elanor Burns book. The Olympic Peninsula in Washington state is my home.

  39. Raylene Kruger says:

    Saw you in person at GAAQG and loved your style and quilts. Happy National Sewing Month. Been quilting since 1999. Sew about 5 hours everyday.

  40. Lovay Broussard says:

    I started quilting in 2003, I went with my 80 year old Mom to a quilting class and have been quilting ever since. I had always been into sewing since my teen age years making my clothes. I live in Bandon, Oregon by the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

  41. weebitoffood says:

    I think it was 1973 ( maybe in 7th grade)…..It was a tumbler quilt…it was terrible…none of the seams matched, I had all different types of fabric & my tension was too lose….. I still have it though.haha..

  42. Carole Williams says:

    I started quilting in 1969 when my husband went to Vietnam so that I had something to occupy my time. I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

  43. TiinaK says:

    I started quilting in 2008. I live in Finland, other side of the world.

  44. D. Kirchoff says:

    My first quilt was about 1987. I live in WI

  45. Ruth Allen says:

    Hi! So nice to read all your comments! I am a bag maker and have never quilted. Just bought my first pattern here. Super excited! Grandma thought me to sew when I was about 9 or 10 yrs old. I’ve been making bags since 2019 and I live in Texas!

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