Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Giveaway Is Drawing to a Close - Now There's Four Quilts, Four Winners!!

Hi, all!

There's less than twenty-four hours left until the end of the Christmas in July quilt giveaway/fundraiser - entries will be closed at 5 pm CST on Thursday, July 24th.  Entries and donations have been rolling in since July 4th.  We've gone from giving away one quilt…

"Nathanael's Ladder"

…to adding a second quilt and a second winner when donations reached $500…

"A Quick Trick Block Stack"

…to adding a third quilt and a third winner when donations reached $1000!

"Criss-Cross Applesauce"
And now….

….Donations have topped $1500!! In fact, at the time I am writing this, the total is $1725!!  You all are so amazing!  I really can't wait to show you pictures of this sweet little boy - but every dollar donated gets him that much closer to home.  Thank you so much for your support!!

And since we've passed the $1500 mark, it's time to add another quilt, and another winner! So I introduce to you…..  Connected!

I should probably explain the name  I just asked my husband if he had any suggestions for a name for this quilt, and he said that to him, it looked like the "connected" icon on a computer…

….and I could totally see it!  If you look at an inverted shot I think you'll see it too…

And since this whole adoption journey is about connection, I think it's a great name!!

Hee's a close-up shot of the quilting - straight lines in a boxed spiral in each block, and straight line triangles in the border.

The fabrics are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons with a background of Kona white.  Binding is all shot cottons.

The back is a large panel of a beautiful blue/brown shot cotton bordered by more of the colors from the front, and finished off with a pretty IKEA print.  If you enlarge the picture of the back, you can see the quilting really well!

Aren't those colors gorgeous?  I love the depth of shot cottons - and they are so soft, almost like lawn.  


Vital Statistics for "Connected"

54" x 68"

Pattern is a variation of Mod Cabin by Corey Yoder,
from the Summer 2014 Easy Quilts magazine

Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, Kona white, and an IKEA print

100% cotton batting

Quilted with white Glide thread

Washed, dried, and ready for its new home!!


Giveaway is now closed - thanks to all who participated!!

Now, you know you want a chance at winning 
one of these four gorgeous quilts!

 So here's a recap of the ways to enter...


Primarily, this is a fundraising event.  But that's where you can get multiple entries!  For every $5 you donate, you will get one entry in the drawing.  $5, one entry; $25, five entries!  You can make your tax-deductible donation by clicking here, or by clicking on the "#bringNathanaelhome" button at the top right of this blog.  After you make your donation, come back and leave a comment letting me know that you did!

If you would prefer not to use the website to make a donation, tell me so in your comment and I will contact you with mailing information.  Be sure to give me your email address just in case you are a no-reply blogger!


But you don't have to make a donation to enter in the drawing!  (Although we would really appreciate it if you would - 
because every little bit helps!)  
For one entry in the drawing, leave a comment on this blog post  telling your favorite way to stay connected!


And for a final entry in the drawing, share about the giveaway on your own blog!  Be sure to put a link back to this blogpost in your post, and come back here and leave a comment with a link to your blogpost.

This event will stay open until 5:00 pm CST on July 24th, 2014.  Less than 24 hours left to enter!
A winner will be drawn and announced on July 25th - 
Christmas in July!!

There!  Easy-peasy!!
But act quickly!!  Time is running out!
And I can't believe I'm saying this, 
but here's a challenge for you - 
make me add yet another quilt to the giveaway 
(although it will have to be made and revealed 
after the giveaway ends - no time to make one  before tomorrow!)  Donations currently stand at $1870, as of 10:00 am…..



PS - because of the bunco party fundraiser I'm hosting this Thursday night, Friday's Whoop Whoop post will probably be up a bit later on Friday morning.  No worries - I'll get it posted as fast as possible, because I know everyone will want to know who won!


  1. Oh my goodness - you outdid yourself with this one! Love shot cottons and a perfect pattern for them. They are all beautiful quilts and good luck to everyone.

  2. Love to stay connected by having girl's night occasionally. They don't happen often but when they do it is wonderful. Looking forward to tomorrow's girls night at the bunco fundraiser.

  3. Ok, I donated and sincerely hope that the young lad makes it home. My sister's oldest child and his family are adopting a young lad as well and they are so in love with him as I know you are with Nate. Bless you on this path to spreading Love. May each step we take lead the way to Peace.

  4. I am late to the party but I did make it before the clock struck. Donation has been made. It was a whole lot easier to make a donation than the time and energy you have put into those lovely quilts. One more stunning than the next. This event seems to be a success and I hope your Bunco party is as successful. By the way, what is a Bunco party?

  5. Glad you have exceeded your original goal. Good luck! Sky's the limit! Staying connected...over food! Good friends, good food...well, you gotta eat, right?

  6. Praying that you will "have" to give away a 5th quilt! ;-) I, too, made my donation and in addition, I've included a shout-out on today's blog post (which I'll be publishing in a couple of minutes). And I stay connected with email ... my 91 y.o. dad has (and can use!) an iphone, so my sisters and I keep in touch with him daily via email. There ... that should be 12 entries! ;-) Good luck and God bless.


  7. Wow. I'm speechless. I can't believe that you were able to whip this up so quickly. It is fabulous. I do have a favorite or two and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one of these beauties will come to live with me.

  8. I just donated on the website ! ALL the quilts are gorgeous ! IF I lived close , I'd be at the fundraiser ! Prayers for a successful event !!!!

  9. I'm a bit old fashioned in that I refer to connect via phone over any of the various social media outlets.

  10. I just made a donation through Paypal so I added a little extra to cover their fees. I wish it could have been more. The quilts are all beautiful and I can't believe how fast you produced the last one. I really hope you have to make another one. Good luck to everyone!

    1. PS - made the donation under my name, Rina Mason

  11. This latest one is gorgeous, too! I (finally) just did a blogpost about this; sorry so late!

    It's here:

    I shared on Facebook, too. Thanks!

  12. And we will want to know how much you gathered.

  13. Beautiful quilts! This is going to be quite the story for Nathaniel when he's old enough to hear it. Just think of all of the people loving him and wanting him to come home who have never (and will probably never) meet him! God Bless!


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