Fabric Give-A-Way And An Anniversary

Twenty Years ago I started quilting. I knew nothing more than how to sew a button onto a piece of clothing. I bought a great beginners book called Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!!!: The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking by Diana McClun and Laura Knowles. 

I took the book to The Country Quilter in Somers, New York on October 8, 1993. I poured over the many bolts of beautiful fabrics, observed a class that was going on, and I was hooked. 

So I signed up for beginner lessons, bought some fabric, a cutting board, thread and other beginners tools, and began my journey. And a great journey it has been. Later that day I met the man I would eventually marry. He also did a monumental thing that day before he met me, and shaved off a mustache he had for many years. 

So to celebrate, my new sponsor, Cuts of Cotton is offering a great bundle of fall fabric as a give-a-way. 

In order to enter in the give-a-way, please leave me a comment below, and include  what your favorite fabric to work with is, and your favorite color. I will put all names in a hat, and my husband will randomly pick one on Wednesday, October 16. I will post the winner on my blog on Thursday,October 17, by noon, EST. Please include a way I can reach you, in the comments box. 

Good luck!!!!

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  • Reply QuiltSue October 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    At the moment I love working with shot cottons, especially in reds and browns.

  • Reply annieb October 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks, Sue.

  • Reply Emily T October 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I love working with quilter's cottons, although felted wool is a close second. My current favorite color to work with is teal, or maybe tangerine, or. . . Congratulations on the anniversary!!!

  • Reply annieb October 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks, Emily!!

  • Reply KRoseC October 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I love all vivid colors–though maybe pinks best! Quilter's cottons are my fabric of choice.
    Thanks for asking!

  • Reply annieb October 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Thanks, KRose.

  • Reply annieb October 11, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Yes, when I look at the very first pieces I made, and the journey, and what I'm working on now, I'm pretty surprised. Thanks.

  • Reply October 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I remember that book! I love all quilting cottons and linen. Red is my current favorite. Thanks for this nice posting!

  • Reply October 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I remember that book! It took me back! I love all quilting cottons and linen – red is my current favorite color for my quilts!

  • Reply annieb October 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm


  • Reply MCA October 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Happy anniversary! How great it must be to look back at your quilts over time. For quilting I usually stick with quilting cottons, but Essex linens are growing on me lately, especially in neutral colors.

  • Reply My heart is here October 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I love fleece and baby coloured ones specially 😛

  • Reply Karen Stuck October 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Anne,

    My favorite fabrics are solid or striped linens or cottons in neutral colors. The blog looks great!


  • Reply Katy October 16, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I started off with that book too! And for fabric, I have to admit I'm a sucker for tana lawn…

  • Reply annieb October 16, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Her fabrics are lovely.

  • Reply annieb October 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Congratulations to Quilt Sue, who is the winner of the fall bundle fabrics from Cuts of Cotton!! Please e-mail me (, your address so we can send you the fabrics.

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