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

Blog hop

My #SewPINK Initiative Day

Welcome!

We all have many family members & friends that have experienced breast cancer. Due to cancer research, many of them thankfully are survivors! Best chances of survival are to catch it early. Please don’t be afraid of having screening done. It’s not fun, but it’s definitely not that bad. I’ve been having intrusive screening every year since my early 30’s because of family history. It hasn’t stopped me from going every year anyway! In my experience the staff are always very thoughtful & caring. If you’ve had a bad experience, go somewhere else! If you’re nervous, take a friend to wait with you if possible. Just get it done.

Would you like to make a sweet little quilt for a dear friend that may be going through treatments now or maybe is a breast or other cancer survivor?

Maybe you just want to make a cute little quilt?

I designed this “pink” quilt for those of us that don’t want the constant reminder of cancer, but instead, love.

Just a couple of Mini Dresden plates,

a few flowers and a few spools.

I enjoyed making this sweet little quilt &

Tamara did an awesome job quilting it!

I love the way the light catches all those beautiful feathers.

It’s available now on my website in both printed and PDF versions.

I also have a limited number of fabric kits available there too.

 

We believe breast cancer awareness is important all year,

and although we emphasize it in October

(Breast Cancer Awareness Month),

our continuous goal is to provide resources and awareness year-round.

Please visit these other blogs for more pink fun & also to donate.

 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

For a chance to win a $30 coupon

to use at #ByAnnie.com

just leave me a comment on this blog post.

(If you’re seeing this on my FB page,

please go to the post here to comment.)

The drawing will take place Monday October 19th.

Just Keep Screening & Sewing…

Susan

Blog hop

#SewPINK Initiative

 

Welcome to #SewPINK, the ByAnnie Breast Cancer Awareness initiative that kicked off in October 2019. Our goals were to raise awareness, encourage people to get their screenings, come together as a community, and donate to breast cancer research. We believe breast cancer awareness is important all year, and although we emphasize it in October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), our continuous goal is to provide resources and awareness year-round.

 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

 

Join in the fun!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Blog hop, My Life

WELCOME TO #SEWPINK 2019

Welcome to #SewPINK 2019

Welcome to the

#SewPINK 2019 Blog Hop,

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THE INAUGURAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS INITIATIVE FOR BYANNIE.COM

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), and for 2019, ByAnnie.com is proud to announce that we are raising the banner of awareness worldwide with the #SewPINK initiative with over 20 celebrity bloggers.

I got involved because I too have family & friends that have been diagnosed with breast cancer,

some more than once.

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. They have pledged to raise funds to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through sales and to promote action through giveaways.

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Years ago I designed a quilt pattern, Quilt For Hope

for quilters to make a quick lap size quilt

to comfort friends and family that may be battling breast cancer.

It’s one of my signature Quilt-as-you-sew patterns so it’s quick & easy!

It could also be made in any color to associate it to another type of cancer.

Sewing it with a flannel or Snuggle fabric on the back makes it even more cuddly.

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This month ByAnnie.com will donate 30% on all PINK products in their online store to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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  • Wonder Clips ™
  • Zippers (Lipstick-Raspberry-Crazy Plum-Wild Plum)
  • Mesh Fabric (Lipstick)
  • Quick Turn Fabric Tube Turner
  • Protect and Grip Thimble, medium size
  • Seam Fix Seam Ripper
  • Add-A-Quarter Ruler
  • Topstitch Needles #90/14
  • Tickled Pink Pattern

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To donate directly to the BCRF visit: https://give.bcrf.org/give/31404/#!/donation/checkout

Together, hopefully every dollar will eventually make

a significant difference in finding a cure.

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Please check us all out & join us to donate to the cause.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3 

Week 4

Week 5

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You can also find the blog hop calendar on the #SewPINK info page

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As you follow along on this #SewPINK journey,

consider projects of your own and ways you can share support and awareness.

There are many ways to sew needful items for those going through treatments.

Look online for groups to help out.

ByAnnie is offering a daily and weekly social media prize!

Find the details for entry and the prizes on their #SewPINK information page.

I too will be donating 30% of the sales of my Quilt For Hope pattern.

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You can find it here on my Quilt-as-you-go page of my website.

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Most importantly,

everyone, please talk with your healthcare provider

about when & how often to have a mammogram.

Find a screening program near you:

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Giveaway!, Blog hop

Strip Quilt Secrets – My Blog Day

Hello,

Strip Quilt Secrets

Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to my blog!

I hope you’ve been enjoying seeing what

Strip Quilt Secrets is all about.

I love it when I pick up a quilting book and learn something new.

Since I’m not a scrappy quilter I learned a LOT about buying fabric, cutting strips & even the best ways to store your fabrics for scrap quilting.

I never even gave thought to these things before now.

No wonder her scrappy quilts are so beautiful & precise!

In reading her book cover to cover

(can’t tell you the last time, if ever, I’ve done that.)

I was fascinated by Diane’s instructions to cut triangles from

2 1/2″ (jelly roll) strips

to make half-square triangles that measure 2 1/2″ (unfinished)!

I rather like her Aunt Elsie Quilt.

And although I don’t have an Aunt Elsie,

my husband’s dear grandmother was named Elsie.

I decided to try out Diane’s “Triangles from Strips” technique

& make an Elsie block.

I was amazed that the pressed half-square triangle was exactly 2 1/2″!Pretty awesome!

Diane also suggests the best way to press the hst’s to get them the flattest they can be.

I quickly made the 8 hst’s

& cut a few 2 1/2″ squares from the same 2 1/2″ strips for the block.

Before I sewed the squares together I decided to audition the block both ways…

Just one more 2 1/2″ square could change the whole look of the block.

I decided to sew it as first imagined.

But if you know me…

You know that I literally cannot imagine sewing something without little Dresden plates!!!

Instead I belabored a couple of border fabrics

then completed a preemie quilt top.

Once again I contemplated including a Tiny Dresden plate in the center…

These things can literally go just about ANYWHERE!

But alas I quilted & bound it without the Dresden addition.

How cute is just one little Aunt Elsie block?

I have to say, these tips have changed the way I think about scrappy quilts!

They’re not scary at all anymore.

Thanks, Diane!

Would you like a chance to win a copy of Strip Quilt Secrets?

(Sorry but the drawing is closed.)

Go to the

TOP

of this blog post & leave me a comment

to be entered into a drawing for your own copy of Strip Quilt Secrets.

I’ll draw Sunday by 6 p.m.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

A Giveaway!, Blog hop

Strip Quilt Secrets Blog Hop Begins…

I’m excited to announce the start of

Diane D. Knott’s new book,

Strip Quilt Secrets,

blog hop kickoff!

Here’s the schedule for the blog hop:
Friday January 4 – C&T
Saturday January 5 – Tanya
Sunday January 6 – Val
Monday January 7 – Lori
Tuesday January 8 – Heather
Wednesday January 9 – Audrey
Thursday January 10 – Me, Susan R. Marth
Visit each stop along the blog hop for a chance to win a signed copy of the book!
The winners will be announced on Monday January 14.
I’m a day behind…
(I just got my computer back from getting a huge update of storage space & clean-out.)
Get over to the C&T blog to start seeing all the beautiful strip quilts.
Then hurry to Tanya’s blog for today’s stop.
Good luck winning a signed copy of your very own!
Jut Keep Sewing…
Susan
A Giveaway!, Blog hop, Blog tour with give-aways, New tiny Dresden plate quilts, Quilt Magazines, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

It’s my 100 Blocks Volume 11 blog tour day!

It’s always fun to see all of the blocks in the newest 100 Blocks issues!

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This volume is no exception.

I am once again honored to have a block chosen.

 100+Blocks+patriotic+block

It’s the perfect block to get you started thinking about the upcoming patriotic holidays.

Memorial day is just a few weeks away & of course the 4th of July will be here before we know it!

I incorporated my Tiny Dresden blocks do you see them?

Tiny+Dresden+templateThey’re so fun to make when you can cut them out with my cute little plastic template!

Want to win???

Just leave me a comment

AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

(sorry, contest now closed)

& I will chose one winner to receive a free copy of Volume 11

& another winner will win one of my Tiny Dresden Templates!

Please leave your email address so I can contact you.

Don’t forget to visit Quiltmaker to see all the other designer’s blogs & to WIN COOL STUFF!

Look for the magazine on your favorite newsstand or visit my website.

Just keep sewing!

Susan

A Giveaway!, Blog hop, Blog tour with give-aways, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Suzn Quilts Patterns

100 Blocks Vol. 9 Winners

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Did anyone win any prizes during the blog hop?

There were many great prizes being given away last week, for sure.

I had the random number generator choose 3 winners

for my 100 Blocks Vol. 9 issues.

They are:

Victoria Miner

Joyce Mitchell

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Please send me an email at

SuznQuilts@aol.com

with your name & address & I’ll send your copy right out to you!

Thanks to all of you for joining in.

Stay tuned,

I have another great give-away coming up

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my new patterns are about to debut here too!

Spring International Quilt Market is in Pittsburgh next week.

Just one graduation (with two ceremonies),

a graduation party

& a Mother’s Day/birthday party

then I’ll be ready to go!

Until next time,

Susan