A Giveaway!, Blog hop, free pattern

#SewPINK Blog Hop 2021

It’s my day to once again help spread awareness for breast cancer screening.

I hope every woman is aware of how important monthly self exams and especially annual mammograms are each year once you reach 40, or before if like me, you have a family history of breast cancer.

I can attest that mammograms are no fun!

I’ve been getting them regularly for nearly half my life.

Diagnostic MRIs & ultrasounds that some years for me are every 6 months instead of 12, aren’t fun either, but it beats the alternative. I also know that if they find something in their testing they’re probably catching it early & it will hopefully be easily treatable.

Early detection is so important.

There are so many reasons to try to stay healthy &

our precious new grand baby, Emma, is a good reason for me!

I’d like to offer this new little quilt pattern to make for yourself or a friend.

It measures approx. 6″ x 6″ & fits nicely on the 6 x 6 Scroll Stand by Ackfeld.

Use it as a reminder to get your annual screening.

Download the pattern for free by clicking the download button below & if you feel it in your heart to donate, see the details below.

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection, and support for those affected by breast cancer.

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit: https://www.ByAnnie.com/SewPINK

To find screenings available near you:

In addition to participating in the #SewPINK Initiative, Fat Quarter Shop invites you to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with the goal of raising $10,000.

To find the Fat Quarter Shop fundraiser visit: https://fundraise.nbcf.org/FatQuarterShop

To learn more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit: https://www.bcrf.org/

BLOG HOP 2021 SCHEDULE

Oct. 1 (Fri):Fat Quarter Shop – The Jolly Jabber

Oct. 2 (Sat):Sallie Tomato

Oct. 4 (Mon): Hugs ‘N Kisses

Oct. 6 (Wed): Sewfinity

Oct. 11 (Mon):Beyond the Reef

Oct. 13 (Wed): Great Heron Thread Co.

Oct. 15 (Fri): Love You Sew

Oct. 15 (Fri): Emmaline Bags

Oct. 16 (Sat): Meadow Mist Designs

Oct. 18 (Mon): OklaRoots

Oct. 20 (Wed): Suzn Quilts Today, my day!

Oct. 20 (Wed): Teresa Coates

Oct. 22 (Fri): Knot and Thread Design

Oct. 23 (Sat): Shannon’s Studio

Oct. 25 (Mon): The Littlest Thistle

Oct. 27 (Thur): Mister Domestic

Oct. 27 (Wed): Sookie Sews

And now for a give-away!

To enter for a chance to win a $30 coupon to ByAnnie.com

leave a comment here by October 31, 2021.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan & little helper, Emma

A Giveaway!, Blog hop

#SewPINK Winner

Thanks for participating in our #SewPINK blog hop!

More than anything I hope we’re encouraging everyone to not put off your breast cancer screening.

Our winner is:

Lee!

I’ve emailed you the $30 coupon code

to use at #ByAnnie.com

If you didn’t received that email,

please let me know.

For more fun & great prizes

please visit the remaining participants listed below

through the month of October,

breast cancer month.

 Oct. 1 (Thur):Mister Domestic

 Oct. 5 (Mon)Sewfinity

 Oct. 7 (Wed)Great Heron Thread

 Oct. 9 (Friday)Knot and Thread

 Oct. 12 (Mon):Snuggles Quilts

 Oct. 14 (Wed)A Bright Corner

 Oct. 16 (Fri)Suzn Quilts

 Oct. 19 (Mon)HUGS’N KISSES

 Oct. 20 (Tues)Sallie Tomato

 Oct. 22 (Thur)Masterpiece Quilting,Nancy Scott

 Oct. 23 (Fri)Meadow Mist Designs

 Oct. 26 (Mon):LoveYouSew

 Oct. 27 (Tue)Teresa Coates

 Oct. 31 (Sat)Sookie Sews of Sue O’Very Designs

 

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection and support for those affected by breast cancer. 

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit: https://www.ByAnnie.com/SewPINK

To find screenings available near you: 

To donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit: https://give.bcrf.org/give/31404/#!/donation/checkout

Just Keep Screening & Sewing…

Susan

A Giveaway!, Dresden Plate Quilt, New Pattern Sample

New Pattern Give-Away Winner

 

Thanks for your comments!

Since I posted this give-away on multiple platforms

I decided I needed to go old school with the drawing.

Names in a bowl, lol!

I couldn’t draw just 1!

Rhonda Colton & Cynthia Holman,

please email me (SuznQuilts@aol.com)

with your preference of either

Dresden Pumpkins or

Tiny Witch Hats

& I also need your mailing address.

If you didn’t win & want to sew these cute little quilts

you can find them along with the templates on my website here.

Just Keep sewing…

Susan

 

A Giveaway!, Dresden Plate Quilt, New Pattern Sample

New Pattern, Dresden Pumpkins & A Give-Away

Make just 3 Tiny Dresden plates

& you too will have this adorable

pumpkin runner to grace your home for fall.

They’re available now on my website in both PDF & paper form.

Dresden Pumpkins is my 200th published pattern

&

I think we need to celebrate this milestone with a give-away!

Leave me a comment telling me your favorite season

for a chance to win either

this new Dresden Pumpkins pattern

or

my new Tiny Witch Hats pattern.

Winner to decide.

Drawing will take place Wednesday.

Happy fall!

Just Keep sewing…

Susan

A Giveaway!, My Life

Primitive Quilts & Projects Winner!

Thank all of you for your kind comments!

 

Summer 2020

The winner of the

Summer 2020

Primitive Quilts & Projects issue

is

Theresa K

She said: Do we have to pick a favorite? I have made several of your patterns: just finished God’s Peace and in the middle of your Christmas Joy to the World, with Dresden Heaven and Dresden Sundaes waiting the wings. This is my favorite block and will have to try your new flower too. Thank you

Email me your snail mail address Theresa

so I can send you the beautiful magazine.

I can’t wait for you to share what you make from the issue.

Summer 2020

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Giveaway!, My Life

Primitive Quilts & Projects Give-Away Reminder…

Reminder: If you want to be included in the chance to win

the new Summer 2020

Primitive Quilts & Projects

Summer 2020

you must comment on my blog post here:

https://suznquilts.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/beautiful-dreamer-in-primitive-quilts-projects/

You could be making my latest quilt, Beautiful Dreamer,

Summer 2020

or another one of the beautiful quilts in this issue.

Good luck!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Giveaway!, My Life, New Magazine Quilt

Beautiful Dreamer in Primitive Quilts & Projects & A Give-Away

Do you subscribe to

Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine?

Summer 2020

If so, you’ve probably already seen my

Beautiful Dreamer

on page 36.

I got my copy yesterday!

Summer 2020

I designed a new “flower” with my 2 templates;

Tiny Dresden Plate

 

& Mini Dresden Plate.

 

 

I think it’s my favorite of all the plates that I’ve created.

It doesn’t hurt that I used a lot of my favorite

Barbara Brackman & Jo Morton prints.

 

The flowers came first,

then the Tiny Dresden pile of petals.

 

This is my favorite antique cutlery tray.

I have a few…

It helps ALL of my little petals

get transported from my cutting table

to my ironing board,

to my sewing machine

& back again

without getting lost!

 

 

Lots of fun steps involved

but the most important step for making flat plates

is finding the scant 1/4″ seam on your sewing machine.

If you’re unsure,

the Perfect Piecing Seam Guide by Perkins Dry Goods is great.

You can find them on my notions page.

Aren’t the Tiny plates lovely???

BTW, I travel to teach all of my tips & techniques for perfect little plates.

 

 

 

See my workshop/lecture page on my website for pricing, etc.

 

Making the center circles is a snap with these tools:

  • Apliquick Bars
  • Roxanne Glue-Baste-It or Bohin glue pen
  • freezer paper
  • circle paper cutter
  • Clover’s Bordeaux scissors
  • my Classic Metal Signs plastic coated brochure…

 

They all help me to succeed with making perfectly round centers!

 

 

Let’s not forget the tiny blind hem stitch on my machine

that makes the applique look like it’s done by hand,

except I can do it on my machine in a snap instead of a lifetime!

 

 

I have to say making fabric choices

is probably the toughest part of this quilt!

I  always worry about how the fabrics will photograph.

 

 

You can purchase a copy of the magazine at

Primitive Quilts & Projects for just $9.99.

Summer 2020

There are a lot of cute quilts in there besides mine!

Want to win a copy???

Leave me a message

(at the top of this post)

telling me:

  1. your favorite of my little Dresden quilt patterns on my website
  2. & also if you’ve ever made a Dresden plate

Can’t wait to hear from you for a chance to win!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

A Giveaway!, New quilt pattern

New Fall Pattern Winners!

Thanks for all the kind words regarding my new patterns!

I’m happy to announce the 3 winners of their favorite one.

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10. Elizabeth Hile Says:

I am absolutely loving the Dresden Village!!

Great way to incorporate Dresdens! The village houses are too cute!

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9. Sally Christiansen Says:

I love all the new patterns because who doesn’t love little tiny houses.

the Dresden Village is my favorite though

because you have little tiny houses, little people and Dresden!

How can anyone resist wanting to make it.

 

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#3  Debbie Weinman Says:

Really like Dresden Village! Beautiful quilt!

Well, it looks like my favorite is your favorite too!

So, once you three have your new pattern,

there will be no excuses not to join my quilt-along!

Ha, gotcha!!!

Please email your snail mail addresses to me: Suznquilts@aol.com

& I’ll ship your pattern right out to you.

For those of you that didn’t win,

thanks for the kind comments.

Look for your pattern at your local shop,

or now on my website.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

A Giveaway!, New Pattern Sample, New quilt pattern

New Pattern, Dresden Village & A Give-Away Too!

The final new pattern that I want to show you is the biggest

(& in my opinion the best!).

Dresden Village.

I love this quilt!

Lots of Tiny Dresden plates.

Lots of little houses.

Some big houses.

Some little dolls.

Some little trees.

Some new blocks, Tiny/Mini Dresden plates.

LOTS OF FUN!

This quilt is a great way to use some of those treasured

fat quarters (24) that you bought & don’t know what to do with.

Just add 4 background fabrics

1 taupe fabric

& 1 black fabric.

What do you think?

Want to make one?

I plan to have a quilt-along with this quilt!

Doesn’t it look like fun?

So, would you like to win one of my new patterns?

Just leave me a comment

telling me which of the 5 new patterns is your favorite.

3 lucky winners will get that pattern free!

I will draw for the winners Friday night by 9 p.m.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

A Giveaway!, Blog tour with give-aways

2019 Quilters Meet & Greet

Welcome Quilters!

I’m a quilt designer with many books,

patterns & templates to make beautiful quilts!

I’m excited to join Benita Skinner & many other quilters

the month of September.

https://benitaskinner.blogspot.com/2019/09/2019-online-quilters-meet-greet.html

In case you’re not familiar with me or my quilts,

here is a look at a few that my daughter,

Clare, & I took with us to Kansas City, KS back in June.

I love making little Dresden plates….

I have 2 templates for making Dresden plates.

My Mini Dresden Plate Template makes 9″ finished blocks,

& my Tiny Dresden Plate Template makes 4 1/2″ finished blocks.

The 2 templates play nicely together,

so I’ve designed many quilts that use 1 or both of the templates.

Most of the quilts below can be found in my latest book,

Dresden Quilt Workshop.

It’s here on my website.

I love sewing & decorating for Christmas,

and these are a few of my Christmas quilts.

Along with the patterns, books & templates,

I also sell the notions that I use to make my Dresdens so precise!

Take a look around,

& check out previous blog posts to join one of my Quilt-Alongs.

Visit my website:

Suznquilts.com

On October 1st,

there will be a Great Grand Prize of quilting goodies by

Be sure to join the fun!


Just Keep Sewing…

Susan