Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quilt Gallery's 4th Anniversary Celebration


I hope you will join in the fun give aways here at Michele's (a.k.a. mishka) Quilt Gallery in celebration of 4 wonderful years. Over 200 bloggers from 20 countries are participating and a full list will be found on the site by midnight.


This is my give away. I know everyone likes to win fabric, but I am sure there will be plenty of that offered. So I decided for this special occassion to offer a piece that is dear to me. It's Christmas, and one gives from the heart. This is a self-design and one of a kind wallhanging that started me into quilting. Always an avid cross stitcher, I began experimenting with fabric framing my pieces - adding my signature metalic and silk threads, and beading. This was designed for entry into the 2008 Black Threads International Celebration of the African Woman Quilt Show. "Jubilation" has traveled and now home - looking for a new home.


This is a close up of the center. Over 200 color floss were used from 4 different companies as well as some hand dyed. Sulky metalic and silk thread were used in the cross stitch as well as to quilt - all quilting is done by hand. There is beading in the cross stitch center as well as thru the fabric framing. It is 29" wide by 32" in length. Hanging sleeve and labeled - another label will be attached with dedication to winner. This has been washed and care instructions will be given. You do not have to be a follower, but certainly welcomed. I will ship international and winner will be chosen at midnight, December 17th with name announced on the 18th - all efforts will be made to contact winner so be sure your e-mail information is available.

Enjoy the Blog Hop Party,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon


124 comments:

Béa said...

OMG ! Really wonderful work and giveaway ! Hugs from France.

heartsease54 said...

This is just beautiful, and I have more fabric than I can ever use, thank you for the opportunity to win a finished piece.

Michell said...

Thanks for such a lovely giveaway

Kathy S. said...

Wow! a lot of hours of work went in to that piece. Just beautiful!

Calicojoan said...

Now that's gorgeous! Looks like many many hours of work! What a great give a way!

KatieQ said...

What a wonderfully generous giveaway. This is an amazing quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to own a genuine original Vrooman masterpiece. I'm sure it will become a prized possession of whoever wins it.

sunny said...

How very beautiful!

Gill said...

Fabulous! Count me in please!

MaryBeth said...

Wow, how could you bare to give this away??? It's gorgeous.

Pattilou said...

What a fabulous give-away! I am crossing my fingers on this one!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow, a chance to win one of your pieces, you bet I'm in!! That's just gorgeous Sharon!

Quilting "b" said...

This piece is beautiful, thankyou so much for a wonderful giveaway.

Mishka said...

Wow, Sharon. How incredibly generous of you to give this beautiful quilt away. Someone is going to be very happy.

Snoodles said...

Sharon, this is an awesome piece! What an honor if I'm chosen to give it a new home! Beautiful!

Pippa Parsons said...

it is gorgeous and really generous of you to give it away, the winner is truly a lucky person :)

Sallie said...

I would LOVE to win this. It is beautiful! Thanks!

Denise :) said...

What fun...and what a beautiful piece!! :)

Rachel said...

As a fellow stitcher let me just say that this is fabulous. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the opportunity and such a selfless giveaway!!

Samantha said...

That is so gorgeous! I love cross stitch but don't have the patience to do it myself. What a wonderful work of art!

Samantha
samanha@fairpoint.net
qolavrah@yahoo.com

Deb said...

Oh I was a cross stitcher and owned my own store before I got back into quilting I still have so many patterns that I would love to do, but I find my eyesight is just crap now.

Marilee said...

This is the most beautiful, exciting piece. How generous you are to give it to a complete stranger. I follow you.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, Sharon, what a fabulous piece!! I love the mix of cross-stitch and patchwork - and the colors! Amazing!!! I an't believe you're willing to give this up!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I cannot believe that you are willing to part with this amazing piece Sharon. I would be so honored if I won it. blessings, marlene

Michele T said...

I would be so honoured to win this beautiful gem... how generous and thoughtful of you!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Oh my friend...WOW!! You are such a giving person! I hope that whoever wins this will realize what a treasure that they've got!

Berrima Patchwork said...

A fantastic piece of work, would be fantastic to win this, and if I don't I'm sure whoever does will very much enjoy having it.

Janet said...

It is stunningly beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

Carol said...

Wow! What an absolute delight and honour it would be to have this wonderful piece haning on my studio wall.

ThisQuiltingMama said...

"Jubilation" is stunning!
Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Yes, I live in Sch'dy and am in the Q.U.I.L.T.S. guild. We should e-mail and get together sometime.......or meet at the Joyful Quilter. Have a great Christmas and Blog Hop Party!

QuiltSue said...

That is amazing. How can you bear to part with it?

Marilyn said...

This is the most beautiful piece of art. You are so generous to part with it. I am sure that whoever wins it will treasure it always.

Unknown said...

it is really amazing. I cross my fingers. I would be happy if you want to join the fun in my giveaway too. hugs

Quilt Doodle Designs said...

What an amazing and generous give-away. This is a special quilt and whom-ever wins it will be so lucky! Thank you for such a wonderful chance to win.

JudyCinNC said...

A real treasure and I would promise to protect and care for it if the quilt lived at my house. Wonderful opportunity. Judy C

goldencomet said...

What a beautiful and generous give-away!!! How can you part with it? I promise to give it a good home if I am the lucky winner!

Unknown said...

How amazing your giveaway is...That is absolutely beautiful!!!

Nann said...

What a beautiful and generous gift! Thank you for offering it.
....This blog hop is such fun!

Kate said...

What a beautiful wallhanging! I'd be delighted to win it and proud to hang it. Thanks for this opportunity.

Lisa Chin said...

What a fabulous piece! Are you sure you are ready to give it away?! My family would love to see this in the living room everyday. Thank you for being so generous!

mtnquiltr said...

Your giveaway is so generous! What a stunning wallhanging. I would give it a careful home!

JoyceLM said...

I can't believe you're giving this beautiful quilt away. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

SalemMomma said...

What an absolutely beautiful piece! Thank you for the chance to win.

Teresa said...

This quilt has beautiful colors in it. Wow great give away!!

Monica said...

As someone already posted, I can't believe you're giving this away! It's really beautiful. Whoever wins it should feel very honored to be given such a wonderful piece.

Shannon said...

What an exquisite piece of art! You are so kind to offer it in the giveaway! I've added your blog to my google reader!

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

That's a beautiful work of art, Sharon. I especially like the pieced border; someone will love to own this!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful and generous giveaway. I thought I was a follower of your blog but I guess I have just visited many times. I am now a follower. Merry Christmas!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

OMGosh Sharon. That's such a lot of work. I would love to have it as would everyone else posting.

Just Lovely!

Sheila said...

This is amazing Sharon ,an extremely generous giveaway ,thanks for the chance.

michele said...

Thank you for joining in the blog hop party - this is fun!

Merry Christmas!

KeyQuilter said...

How beautiful! Lots of work in that, we can tell! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I would be honored to win your self design wall hanging. I would treasure this Christmas Blog Hop gift forever. This is a gift that comes from your hear and is indeed special. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and I know that you will certainly make someone a very special Christnas with your gift,

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Lyn said...

This would so go with the other 3 ladies I have in my sewing room. I made that when I was given a quarter yard of fabric and told to use it in a wall hanging. They look like the same 3 ladies

SJSM said...

This is a beautiful work of art. The feeling of joy these ladies give will make any home a happy place.

LethargicLass said...

wow... I would be honoured to give this a happy home!

Sandy H said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'd love to have this hanging in my home and making me smile whenever I looked at it.
Sandy
http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

Missy said...

Oh this is breathtaking..it brings tears to my eyes it is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking. Thank you for your generosity. ~Nita

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

this is beautiful.thanks for the offer to give it away!!
Merry Christmas!

Jo said...

How stunning! Thanks for the chance to win your one of a kind piece of artwork

Lydia said...

It would be truly an honor to be awarded this quilt. It is lovely and would be treasured.

Maria Harrits said...

I just heart this quilt. I will take god care of it, if I should be the lucky winner!

bohemiannie! art said...

How beautifully generous of you and your heart! Merry Christmas!

JustPam said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt! How generous of you offering it as a giveaway prize. I don't know if I would be able to part with that to a stranger. Thank you for the chance to win this.

Sewing Miles of Smiles said...

Absolutely beautiful. Come over and visit World of Charity Stitching. We are part of the Blog Hop party too. Our quilts are also made using cross stitch pieces.

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

Wow! This is such a personal gift, I can't believe you are willing to give it away! I do not cross stitch myself, but have many friends who do, it is so time consuming. Such a generous thing to do. I am now a follower and hope to learn lots from you. Please visit for my prize at my blog.

Sara said...

That is gorgeous...

I know it is African in design - but it reminds me of my times in the Islands - The Caribbean! I would love it...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

hueisei said...

I loves to treasure it.. So valuable and meaningful..
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Wow what a beautiful Quilt! A real gift from your heart! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance to win!

das said...

My goodness, such a beautiful piece! Thank you for the chance to win.

Lisa said...

What a masterpiece! I would be thrilled to own and display your artwork!

quilter000 said...

This is exceptional and I love it like everyone else does. How generous of you to part with it. Would love to own it. thanks for a chance Patty

Swedish Scrapper said...

Greetings from Sweden! What a lovely finished piece! The colors in the central crosstitch are so beautifully integrated with the pieced quilt-- and the ladies' dresses are just divine! If you can part with it, I'd love to win this generous giveaway!

Sewnuts said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely work of art. Happy Holidays from Canada!

waggonswest said...

This is so beautiful. You are so generous to offer it as a giveaway. Thank you for sharing your work.

Needled Mom said...

This really is beautiful! I would love to win it.

Linda said...

What a beautiful piece! I can't believe you're parting with it! I'd love to win it!

Laura said...

Beautiful! Enter me for your fantastic giveaway.
Laura
laura.leahj@ gmail dot com

Peggy said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

Marianne said...

Wow! That is really beautiful! I would be jubilant to win it.

Maria Kievit said...

That is a very nice giveaway indeed. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Jsoosay said...

That is an amazing giveaway. Whoever wins it will be very lucky.

Lise said...

wow..that is amazing work...I am honored to be giving the chance to enter you giveaway..thank you

Quilting Melodies said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks so much. I hope someone wins who will appreciate it! Thanks for sharing

Carla said...

Wonderful give-away! Thanks.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Adorable!!I would love to own that piece..thank you

Cheri said...

What a beautiful piece. I would love to win this-thanks for the chance. I follow your site often.

Lisa Cox said...

That is just gorgeous. What a generous and kind thing to offer in your giveaway. It would have a great home with me.

Dianne Giles said...

Beautiful work! It is a true treasure - how can you part with it? I would love to give it a good home! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Marianne Bos said...

What a beautiful piece and the colours are amazing.

Blessings from Singapore!

Anne said...

Hi Sharon -- What a treasure! Your work is amazing. You are so very generous.

DonnaRae said...

What an incredible giveaway. Truly from the heart!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

wow! This piece is amazing!!! TY for a chance to win~would look wonderful in my room.

Average Quilter said...

you did a really awesome job. It takes a big heart to give something so special away. Thank you

Maxine said...

This piece is just beautiful. Wow, 200 different threads! That's amazing.

Tami W. said...

That is a stunning piece of art.

Lynn K. said...

What beautiful colors and what joy this piece exudes! I love it!
Lynn Kunz

Kess said...

This is such a gorgeous piece, and it is nice to have the chance to win finished work; I never have enough time to finish projects, only start them. -grin-
Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail (dot) com

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

So colorful! I love it. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

Bricoles Textiles said...

I think that's the most beautiful one of the Blog hop party.
As far as I am a cross-stichers and a quilter too, I appreciate the extraordinary gift you are offering with this giveaway.
Excuse my english, I'm much, much better in French
Have a nice day

Carolyn said...

Oh My Goodness! I'm an avid cross stitcher and when seeing what you have stitched and are willing to give away, I'm just blown to bits. It's is truly a labor of love and a gorgeous piece. It would be very hard for me to part with something like this. I truly hope the person that is lucky enough to win it will enjoy it and realize the work that has gone into it. That's the one thing about cross stitch vs quilting. It takes a LOT longer to have a finished product. But the journey...oh the journey...I wouldn't trade it for anything. Pure therapy at it's best.

Sorry to ramble. I just am in awe that you could be so generous to give away such a work of art. Thank you for the chance! :0)

quilary said...

Beautiful giveaway - but oh how can you part with such an exquisite piece of art? It really belongs in a textiles museum to be admired by novice and experienced stitchers and quilters alike.

Melinda said...

I can't believe you are willing to give this away. It is magnificent! Please add my name to the list.

kerrykatiecakes2 said...

What a generous giveaway! I would feel so privileged to have this beautiful work of art!

Trish said...

That is a wonderful hanging. I would be proud to own it.

Susan said...

I would LOVE to hang your quilt on my wall. It is beautiful and I can appreciate all the hours of time you put into it. What a generous give-away!

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. Thanks for playing!

Mary C said...

Simply stunning workmanship! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Lori said...

So very beautiful. I love the design and how you incorporated the cross stitch with the fabric.

crafter1953 said...

Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours, thank you for such a beautiful giveaway I would be honored to win just to take care of it.

Barbara said...

Thank you, beautiful!!!

Diane Wild said...

What a generous and stunning prize. It is beautiful. Thank you for offering it on the blog hop giveaway. Merry Christmas from Minnesota.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Oh my goodness Sharon, your quilt is amazing. The colors in your stitched centerpiece are simply stunning. Lovely!

Angela FlowersMoore said...

This is beautiful work that you do. I am gald I found you in this blog hop party.

quiltmom anna said...

It is a stunning piece that you are sharing with your lucky winner. I love the vibrant colors and the beautiful design.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I hope you have met many wonderful quilters - your work is meant to be viewed by many.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Thearica said...

My husband and I collect fine art and would be honored to have this in our collection!

It is beautiful!

Mary Couch said...

Oh, my gosh! How can you part with something so beautiful. Living in the Low Country of the Carolinas, this picture fits in. It has such grace and beauty.
Hugs and best Christmas wishes to you.
Mary

Mippy said...

hi!
WOW! What a fabulous piece of art! I can't believe you are parting with it. I am honored to have a chance to win the piece.
Thanks for the chance!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Jules Weaver said...

Really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for participating in the Blog give-a-way!

Debbie said...

Wow, that's a lot of work, Sharon! It's beautiful. I have put aside some embroidery pieces in the past with the intention of making a quilted setting for them, but never got around to it. Yours came out great!

cvdnurse said...

That is just beautiful! I used to cross stitch (now I do it mainly by machine) and I know how much work and love went into this piece. It would be an honor to give it a new home.
Susan
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Luna said...

Beautiful!

I'm a new follower :-)

Thanks for the chance to win
Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

Cindy said...

Wow....how beautiful and how generous of you! Thank you for the opportunity!

Nancy Sue said...

Talk about a labor of love. You really captured the spirit of these ladies. How can you not smile when you look at them!! It's wonderful. Happy holidays from northern Maryland!