PLEASE NOTE, THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! CONGRATULATIONS, LAUREN!
This coming Friday, July 4, is the US Independence Day, or Fourth of July holiday. The QN staff will be out of office on Friday to celebrate, hopefully doing fun things like visiting relatives, having picnics and bar-b-ques, going for hikes, working on our own quilt projects or just generally relaxing. Our giveaway this week should help us all get in the mood: it’s fabric in the colors of the American flag — red, white and blue!
This bundle of fat eighths from Moda is called Red, White & Free, by Sandy Gervais. And not only is it patriotic, it’s also not even in stores or online yet! It is mentioned on the Moda Blog in a post announcing another patriotic fabric line, Because of the Brave by Moda as inspired by Tom and Stephanie Hove. Both fabric lines can be used in their 2015 Piece and Comfort Challenge which begins January 1, 2015 with national winners being announced May 8, 2015. These fabric lines ship in November, 2014. Proceeds from the challenge will benefit the charity USA Cares, helping veterans and military families.
To enter to win this bundle of fat eighths from the Red, White & Free collection by Sandy Gervais for Moda, leave a comment on this post below on how you’re spending your Fourth of July weekend. Comments must be entered by 11:59 PM Mountain Time, Friday July 4, 2014. Open to anyone worldwide who has not won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the past 90 days. If you are randomly selected as a winner, the email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org (or its new variation QNMquestions@fwmedia.com) with “Quilters Newsletter blog giveaway” in the subject line.
Also be sure to check out QN‘s website for our block-of-the-month mystery quilt Ooh-Rah by QN creative editor Lori Baker to see the newest block, #7, which posted this morning. Doing something nice for the veterans and/or military families in your life or donating to a charity like USA Cares, Quilted in Honor, Operation Homefront or Quilts of Valor would be a good way to honor the spirit of the holiday as well. And if that doesn’t already give you enough to do, check out QN‘s latest free-for-a-limited-time Christmas-themed series quilt, First Snow by Tina Curran, the first block and instructions for which posted yesterday.
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