Melissa's Party/Giveaway and other stuff

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Melissa is having a party at her blog October 13, 2008 from 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM - ALL DAY! Go to her invitation post on her blog and check it out and mark your calendars. Melissa is one of the members of our Cottage Exchange group and she is having a house warming party for her cottages. She has prizes and patterns to giveaway that day plus a cute button to show your support of her cottage warming party that you can grab for your blog (double your chances!).


To support Melissa and and add a tad of extra fun to her party I'm offering a little prize to sweeten the deal. Melissa will also be drawing a name for a prize from Freda's Hive. I'll send the winner a little dress kit to make my new pattern 'All Dressed Up'.


The kit includes 32 charm squares (you only need 30, but I couldn't decide which two to take out so I left them in) that includes vintage fabric , Japanese reproduction fabric, unusual fabric, and just plain darling fabric to make the dresses. It is made from fabric you couldn't just go out and buy. Here is a peek.


There is also a little pack with trim, buttons and fun stuff to embellish the dresses as well as little squares that you can use to fussy cut and applique on little areas of the dresses to make them pop. These all come from my stash and several are the same fabrics and trim I used in my dress quilts. And I'll include a little extra "thing" not included in the picture as a surprise. I love surprises.

I hope you go over and look at Melissa's invitation and RSVP for her party. It's a cute idea and she's a talented girl.

Ok last night was our usual quilt group meeting but we held it at an unusual location. A brand new quilt shop has opened less than 5 minutes from my house - uh ohhh, could be trouble. It's called "Just Sew" and it's located in Highland Utah just across from the Kohler's Grocery store and on the corner of the main intersection at Alpine Highway.


We all squeezed in the shop and had an after hours look at the store. It's a cute store, if you are in the area, check it out. Because of the unusual meeting place I didn't get a lot of pictures. But here are a few.


Syd made an "Empty Nest" quilt after seeing an idea from another one of our quilt members. It was really cute and told a story of their family.


Melissa is making quilts for Africa and was showing us all the tops that they have made so far.
She is looking for people to machine quilt them if anyone wants to help. Its a great idea and sweet thing to do.


Sherri finished her "Oh My GOSH" quilt. Can you believe it. The pieces are eensy. I know there are a few other members of our group that are done or very close. Sherri is hand quilting this. It is going to be a very special keepsake.

Here is a view of the one side of the new shop taken while everyone was crowded around Sherri's quilt.

And last but definately NOT least is the latest virtual Christmas Cottage quilt from Terri's clever blog. Not only that but Terri is done with her blocks! I had my first set of blocks delivered to my house today by Tricia in my group. We'll show pictures of hers in one of our next virtual quilts. They are so well made and in 'Mary' Christmas fabric! Darling.

-nanette

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Jackie said...

Nanette, Fabulous show and tell and wonderful giveaway! I just love how all the Christmas Cottage blocks are turning out!

Des said...

ACK! I'll head over there in hopes of winning the dress kit!! CUTE idea!!

Catherine said...

I'm heading over there right now!! That dress kit sounds like a HUGE treat to me! :-)

Nedra said...

Oh my Gosh!! The Oh my Gosh quilt is amazing. Judi sent me the pattern, and I even collected some white shirtings for it. Thats about as far as I got. How fun to have a new quilt store right by you. I hope it's a great success!

Pam Marshall said...

Thank you for the invitation.

ElizabethandJeff said...

The ladies at Broadbent's had told me about the new Highland shop before I moved. I'm excited to go see it. I should have gone while I was at my quilt show this weekend. Now if only someone will open a new quilt shop in central Davis County!

I LOVE the Oh My Gosh quilt. I've been eying it at Corn Wagon for a year or so now. It seems a little daunting for me, but I do love it!

Purple and Paisley said...

melissa's idea is darling and i just contacted her...what fun...and the oh my gosh quilt is OH MY GOSH! plus - wow, your friend, t, really is clever, isn't she????? =)))))

Sherri said...

The dress kit fabrics are gorgeous... wonderful show and tell about the cottage blocks and the new quilt shop! Guess I'll head over to Melissa's now!

Welcome to ... Lurline's Place said...

Hi Freda,
I have stopped by before and now I am going to put you on my sidebar - this is a wonderful post and I just love your quirky, whimsical fabrics - I have made a promise to myself to spread my wings blogwise and have found you through Em's Scrapbag.
Hugs - Lurline.

~D Spack~ said...

Now~ you are making me want a packet of your squares and Glenna's and to just go to Just Sew! I might just be in your area in November, so I just so might have to go to Just Sew!

Sandi said...

I grabbed the button and the cottage party is posted on my blog. I'll be there but not at 6:30 in the morning. I'm a nightowl not a morning chick. :-) I would love to win your dress kit. How lucky that you have a shop so close and how dangerous, too!! :-) .

Sandi said...

I grabbed the button and the cottage party is posted on my blog. I'll be there but not at 6:30 in the morning. I'm a nightowl not a morning chick. :-) I would love to win your dress kit. How lucky that you have a shop so close and how dangerous, too!! :-) .

Kim said...

Darling fabric! I want to win! I went to Melissa's blog and left a comment. I'm so sorry I missed you last night because I came late. I looked for you!

I have eight blocks done and I'll try to take pictures in the next day or so. I just wanted to make the other ones first before I take pictures of them and then I'll arrange to get the blocks over to you.

Mel said...

Nanette,
Thanks so much for helping to spread the word about the Cottage Warming Party! I'm having so much fun planning it!!

I got to go to a couple of quilt shops today and I picked up several FQ's to make your All Dressed Up Quilt!

Thanks again!!
Mel

Busty LaRue said...

Oh yeah, you are in trouble with that cute shop so close! That's how I feel about Gracie Lou's down here in Salem. I spend way too much money there!

Thanks for sharing the pictures of all the quilts. That OMG quilt really is amazing! I would never have the persistence to finish something like that!

Cheryl said...

A shop 5 minutes from your house? Oh dear. We know where you will be!!! The cottages are looking so, so wonderful. I have mine partially cut out!

Carol VR said...

PLease count me in.

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Fiesta said...

count me in. all the cottages are looking lovely.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, having a quilt shop that close would be trouble for me. Oh! I would love to win the charms for the dress quilt. I am a big fan of that quilt. On my way over to Melissa's now.

Karen said...

Great show and tell - the one quilt will be a true treasure once it's hand quilt. Wow that's going to be lots more work - but worth it. I head over to Melissa's blog - what a great idea and you adding to it is even more special. The Christmas Cottage blocks look great.

hugs - Karen

quilterpolly said...

Nannette, I love this whole cottage swap...it has been so much fun:) I can't wait in 2 more weeks I will be done with my Algerbra class and boy will I be buring the midnight oil sewing and making up for lost time with all these great ideas and of course to make you little dress pattern quilt...My sewing machine will be humming...I can't say enough to you and Terri for hosting this:)

MichelleB said...

Oh My Gosh! That quilt is unbelievable. I just want to see it in real life and spend a lot of time looking at it.

Thimbleanna said...

Ok, I'm going to have to protest. you have all those fabulous quilt shops so close to you and now you get another one??? Lucky, lucky girl! Looks like you all had a great time!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh how I want to win your dress kit!!! I am heading over there now :) But first I must say WOW and oh my gosh over that "oh my gosh" quilt!!!

Kerry said...

Your fabrics for the dress kit are lovely, will go check out the cottage party next.

Eileen said...

I loved looking at that "Oh My Gosh" quilt up close.. it truly is wonderful. And your dress kit looks FABULOUS!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Nanette, I feel just awful! I never told you how much I love your new patterns, both of them are just wonderful, and what a great way to sell them! If I do not win your giveaway, I will be back to get one! Well, my cottages are done! I put a few pics on my blog if you would like to take a peek, I will try to send them out by Monday. Have a nice night, hugs, Jane

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ok fun fabric lady, i am in love with all your cute fabric especially the fabrics from japan, where to you get those? I would love a few fat quarters. Any of our blogging friends sell it?

amandajean said...

"oh my gosh" is the perfect name for that quilt. a masterpiece, for sure.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the show and tell. The Oh My Gosh quilt was amazing. Your fabrics are sweet for your giveaway.

Nan said...

Oh my! How I love the idea of the party and your delightful giveaway for it! Thanks Nanette!
Love all the cottages, too!! It looks like your quilt group had a wonderful time at the new quilt shop - the quilts are beautiful.

Lily Boot said...

Oh Nanette - I DREAM of living around the corner from a quilt store - but you're right, it would probably be dreadful for our family finances! I just love the beautiful community you have created with the Christmas cottages quilts - you certainly live the quotation at the bottom of your blog.