Giveaway Day – Dec 2013

Update: The winners are Chiska and Margaret.


I am participating in Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day by giving away these two art quilts (each 17” x 33”) to two lucky winners.

Each winner will also receive a copy of my In the Quilt Shop pattern.

Meet Happy Girl 1 – she found joy in her heart

And Happy Girl 2 – what she needed was within

To win, leave a comment before 5pm AK time on Friday December 13th telling how you show the world you’re happy and which art quilt you’d prefer. I’ll randomly select winners.

Now go see the other giveaways here.

176 thoughts on “Giveaway Day – Dec 2013”

  1. Haha I got so excited I forgot to answer! I show the world I’m happy with my quilts and other handmade things, especially when I’m making them for those I love. I think I’d like the first one, the “She found joy in her heart” one…although either would be great!

  2. The little things in life make me happy such as snuggles with my 4 yo granddaughter, sewing, watching a film on my Kindle while taking a bath, stodgy food in winter and reading craft blogs in bed. These quilts are beautiful and seeing these makes me happy!

  3. Oh I would have a hard time choosing, they look like each of my two girls! I love taking care of my family, that’s happy me.

  4. I show the world I am happy by smiling! And it usually cheers other people up too! If that doesn’t work I force stuff I have made upon them haha. Your quilts are beautiful! I love the second quilt because she looks more like me and I haven’t been feeling too great lately and I had a big sit down and a think about that and realised that if I make a choice to be happier and fill my time with things that I enjoy then I will be happier. What I need really is within.
    Ps. I’m a new blogger but I am in on giveaway day! X

  5. I love them both but would pick the one on the left, simply because I’m more drawn to earth tones. I show the world I’m happy by being honest about how I work at it.

    This is such a generous offer. I love your quilts.

  6. Christine Sherman

    These are gorgeous! I love the yellow one 🙂 I try to be kind to others, it’s the best way to spread happiness!

  7. These are incredible and I would be honoured to have either of them. The world knows I am happy if I am creating with cloth, thread, or food. The happier I am the more that gets done. I also wear make up on good days!

  8. When I’m happy I’m smiling or laughing 🙂 And I love the first quilt!
    Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. The world sees my happiness when I create. I make quilts for charity and am always giving gifts to my fammily and friends. I would love to see happy girl number 2 hanging in my sewing room.

  10. I sing when happy! I love both: green and yellow are my favorite colors…..How about yellow with black hair 🙂

  11. these are so perfect! i would love for one to hang in my daughters’ room. these are such good messages and exude so much love.

    i smile, and i smile huge when i’m happy, absorbing the light within and around me. 🙂

    thank you!

  12. When I am happy, I smile a lot, I walk lightly, I stitch a lot, do lots of chores without nugging!I love your quilts and my favourite is No 1 as she looks more like me!AriadnefromGreece!

  13. What gorgeous quilts! I could just imagine one of these hanging as inspiration in my little sewing room. I love the first one – but honestly, both are gorgeous!

  14. Teresa Knittingdancer

    Beautiful quilts. I like Happy Girl # 2. It reminds me of my sister. I am happy when I am knitting.

  15. I try to show the world I’m happy by sharing friendliness and positivity with the people I come in contact with.

    I love Happy Girl 1.

  16. Both are delightful! And I am joyful when working on a project :-). Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful quilts!

  17. I show the world I’m happy by trying to make others happy by giving them my time, attention, and help. Sometimes it’s by sending a friend a little hand drawn cartoon to make them smile, and other times it’s just by sharing a cup of coffee and a chat with a total stranger.

    They are both just so beautiful, but if I had to choose, I’d like girl #1. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  18. I show the world I’m happy by smiling. Love both of these – especially the first (dark haired) girl! Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. I show the world I am happy by creating! I like girl #2 – she looks like my mom when she was young.

  20. I would love to win “She found joy in her heart”. Joy is my word, I find joy in so many places and people, my heart smiles with joy. My faith in God is my greatest joy!

  21. I try to show the world I’m happy simply by smiling at people. You never know when something that small can lift someone’s spirits! Thanks for a truly lovely giveaway!

  22. I like to share my joy by teaching others how to ride bicycles. I’m fortunate that it’s also my job… the best job ever!!! I would so love the first quilt.

  23. I love them both too…and most especially ‘she found joy in her heart’. Joy is my word for this year…to inspire me! I smile a lot. And I have a happy blog! Thanks! You are VERY talented!

  24. I like to smile and say hello to as many people as I can. Joy is my word for this month. So with that I’d love to win the “joy” quilt but at the same time purple is my favorite color and the purple quilt would go perfectly with my room. They are both so beautiful. If I win, surprise me.

  25. I love both quilts it’s so hard to chose, but I’ll pick “she found joy in her heart”. As for how I show people I’m happy? Well today I was singing at work while I worked.

  26. I can’t believe you are giving these away!! They are wonderful. I love the “She found joy in her heart”. One way I show people I am happy is to smile with my eyes.

  27. I go to school. At 59 I am older than most of my professors but being with younger students who are so full of energy keeps me feeling energetic as well. I love both quilts but what she neede was within describes my journey this past year.

  28. I work in healthcare. I show the world I’m happy by being cheerful, helpful and kind to everyone I meet. I love the dark haired girl, she looks more like me.

  29. by creating, all of the time 🙂 Happy Girl 1 is my favorite, but both of them are SO exquisitely beautiful!!!

  30. Wow, what a generous give away! Both quilts are amazing. Happy Girl #1 is my fav of the two.

    How do I show the world I’m happy? I guess by smiling and not being a whiner!

  31. Happiness, for me, comes from accepting yourself with love. I love the “within” quilt. Excellent work!

  32. I smile, do good things for people, share the happy. I laugh with my children and play with them. I look at nature, I make things that make me smile. I surprise family and friends with things they like. And I remember my mom, who was always able to find joy, no matter the pain. I love these quilts, if given a choice I would choose 1, She Found Joy in her Heart. Thank you!!!

  33. I paint, I’m more patient and creative. I spend time with the people who matter to me. I would pick #1 – love the text.

  34. I love your quilts – beautiful! My favourite is the first. I guess I show the world I’m happy with a big grin, hoping it is contagious!

  35. I try to show the world I am happy by smiling at people. People don’t always smile back, but when they do it makes me feel happier. I hope it makes them feel happier too. I like both of them but if I HAD to choose, I’d choose the left 🙂
    Thanks for the entry!

  36. Oh, these are simply beautiful! I love them, and the sayings you have on them. 🙂 I’d love to win either, but if pressed to choose, I’d choose number 1.

    When I’m happy? I smile, I bounce, I wear bright colours.

  37. by smiling 🙂 I love the joy one the most – something I am learning – a slow lesson! Thanks for a gorgeous giveaway.

  38. I try not to take myself too seriously, laugh often, be kind and creative as much as possible. I love to share that creativity.

  39. I forgot to answer your question – I would enjoy either girl with a slight preference to Girl #1. Thank you for your generosity.

  40. I’ve been following and admiring your work for a while, so definitely either of them would make me really, really happy. They’re both so pretty!

    When I’m happy I’m making jokes and laughing a lot, so that shows. 😉

    Thanks for the chance!

  41. I show the world I’m happy by being positive and paying it forward. Such beautiful work. I love the 2nd one, she found what she needed within!

  42. I adore Happy Girl 2. What I do is help someone else out. Last night upon leaving the roller rink many parents did not put up their stools as requested. I made sure to put them all up on my way out. I am grateful for chance to be there and happy to help out! Thanks for the lovely gift. I hope happy girl # 2 will find a happy home with me. 😀

  43. such gorgeous quilts – both of those girls are lovely ! I smile when I’m happy and I have been known to sing a little too ! thanks for the chance to win one of them – I couldn’t possibly choose one as they are both so adorable !

  44. Would just love to win one of these – so unusual and the sentiments are so lovely. Please count me in – I know just where I would hang one of these! xCathy

  45. I show the world that I’m happy by keeping a smile on my face and a kind word for everyone…. Maybe #1 has the edge over 2 but I love both quilts. Awesome give. textilerecycler@yahoo(dot)com

  46. I show the world that I’m happy by letting the light of Christ show through me. These ladies are gorgeous! If I had to choose, I would choose #1, for that turlu is where my joy is. Thank you for your generosity!

  47. I share my happiness with the world by trying to be kind every day. There are so many situations in which kindness makes a big difference–retail interactions come to mind. I know it sounds Pollyanna-ish, but I feel as if there are small moments that can be real blessings for someone having a hard time, if someone else is kind.

    Each of your quilts is lovely. #2 especially speaks to me; it would be good to be reminded of that every day.

  48. I think when I am happy I am more outgoing than when I am not happy. Both ladies are beautiful but #1 remindes me of my aunt so that would be the one for me. Thank you for the chance

  49. Love them both, especially Joy in Her Heart. I try to share my joy by being generous with my time and finding ways to help others.

  50. I love the first one! But either would be amazing to hang in my house! I show the world I am happy by having joy in being with my kiddos 🙂

  51. Happy Girl #1 🙂 Joy in her heart! My 9 yr old is just getting into sewing with me. This would be a delight to her little artistic heart!

  52. I love art quilt number 2. I try to keep a smile on my face and be positive to all. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  53. I show that I’m happy by smiling and staying positive. I really like both quilts, but i think i’d pick the fellow redhead-ish one!

  54. I love how the fabric is stitched in vertical pieces. It would mean so much to me to win these little quilts!

  55. I try to smile even when I don’t necessarily feel like it. One smile could help someone. I would love either one of these quilts.

  56. I love all your work. Of the two, I guess I like the dark-haired girl better. I show the world I’m happy by smiling and speaking to everyone. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

  57. I show the world I’m happy by making quilts for brain tumor research. (Love yours! thanks for the giveaway!) (charlottesgraceforacure{at}gmail{dot}com)

  58. I like Happy girl nr. 1. I like your verses on your quilts. Are your verses or collected from books, poetry?
    When I am happy I am singing and sending smiles all around 🙂

  59. I struggle sometimes to find joy, as I have depression when it gets dark outside… but I do show my joy singing in the kitchen, sewing for and sending bits of fabric to everyone I can think of, and taking photos of the beautiful nature I’m blessed with right outside my door. (I think the Joy girls speaks more to me, but I love both of them 🙂

  60. I smile a lot. Happiness is usually a choice and I choose happiness. Thanks for the chance to win. The quilts are stunning. You are very talented.

  61. These are both beautiful – I love art quilts.

    How do I show the world that I’m happy? I smile. I smile and smile and smile, sometimes when I don’t even feel like it. Because sometimes, even when I don’t feel like it, smiling makes my attitude remember my gratitude. 🙂

  62. I show my joy by doing for others – that makes me happier than anything else. I like them both, but I think the Happy Girl #1 is a little more my favorite 🙂

  63. I show happiness by dancing. I can’t wait to go to the dance camp I’ve signed up for at the end of the year. ^_^

    I think the quilt with the dark haired girl is my favorite.

  64. I show happiness by being silly, making jokes, and laughing at the quirkiness of life. The yellow quilt catches my eye, but both are beautiful!

  65. I love these! I know the perfect 16year old girl who I would gift them too! Thank you for your creative generosity!

  66. A big smile is perfect! I love them both! I think I would choose Happy Girl 2, but I would jump for joy with either!

  67. I like to smile and say hello (or Merry Christmas) The second hanging is perfect, what was needed was within. I am happy to follow you by e-mail. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  68. I show the world I’m happy by smiling- you get a lot more smiles back from other people if you are smiling! and it so easy. GORGEOUS quilts- I love the first happy girl, but the second is equally beautiful! thanks so much for the chance!

  69. I show the world I am happy by laughing and by smiling at others. You would be surprised how many smiles you get in return when you really smile at someone and that makes me happy in itself.
    I love both your art quilts and would be delighted with either of them.

  70. I’m a jokester, I laugh and smile, I’ve got joy in my heart for sure. Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous things…I love your work !

  71. Seriously, these are beautiful pieces of art with a powerful message. I show love, joy and happiness by being open to the people around me whether they be friends, family or strangers. I’m always open for a smile or hug.

    Girl 2 is just perfect!

  72. I always like to have a smile on my face. Smiling spreads joy I think.Both of these girls are enough to make anyone smile but if I had to choose I’d like no. 1.

  73. I Love them both, but will select No 2 x

    How do I show the world I’m happy? Well, I have the happiest job in the world, wife and homemaker.So I sing aloud, and bake nice cakes for people and invite them in for a cup of tea because the house is tidy and welcoming. (I never invited people in before because it was a mess)Haha

  74. I love the first one!

    My kids always know I’m in a good mood when I sing all over the house and in the car. They beg me to stop, but when I’m happy, I can’t!

  75. i love both, i would be happy to close my eyes to have to pick one, they are both fabulous…great question…i hope a smile on my face shows the world im happy, but more often it would be the helping hand i give out…thanks for a chance, your work is amazing

  76. My smile is probably the best way that I show my happiness. I love the happy girl 2. Honestly I can’t believe you are going to be able to give these away they are so beautiful

  77. oh my…those quilts are gorgeous! I love your style….

    When I’m happy I actually get to drink a HOT cup of coffee and do some lace knitting. Also, looking outside at the animals or watching the chickens run out of the funny.

  78. The best and easiest way is with a smile! Being kind and considerate of others helps spread happy. They say misery loves company but so does happy so it’s nice to see your smile ‘infect’ someone! Both quilts are lovely but no. 2 is my favourite. Thanks for the giveaway and the question that’s led to so many positive and up building comments.

  79. Those are beautiful. I would choose the “Joy in her heart” one. I guess I show my happiness with a gentle smile and more “open-ness” to others.

  80. What makes me happy are photos of my children and I share these with friends, family and those who need to smile!

  81. These are so beautiful! Thanks so much for offering such a lovely giveaway. If I win, I’ll let you decide! I show the world I’m happy with a smile coming from the heart. jphotopoulos(at)gmail(dot)com

  82. I agree with the others. Both of your quilts are lovely, but the 2nd one is more my color of hair. I try to always have a smile on my face and do things that will make someone else happy whether it is helping them with something or adding a little cheer to their life.

  83. I am loving Happy Girl #1! She looks like my daughter Mary! I show the world I am happy by creating beautiful little girls dresses and by smiling a lot!

  84. You are beyond talented! These are absolutely incredible. I show the world I’m happy by dancing.
    I would love happy girl #1. I would also be thrilled by happy girl #2:)

  85. I love She Found Joy in Her Heart, she’s so beautiful, and the yellow background has a glow to it. I show the world my happiness by smiling and friendly words. Thank you for offering such a special giveaway!

  86. I love these quilts 🙂 I like the second one ‘what she needed was within’ because sometimes you need to dig far to find happy, but it’s there 🙂

  87. I absolutely adore the quilt of What She Needed Was Within.I work in a school and am always telling the kiddos this. I would love to hang the quilt in our little school library for them all to see!

  88. Candace Henderson

    I am in love… I can not choose and would be honored to own either of these…. I show the world I am happy by doing a good job every day as a social worker and helping others to the best of my ability

  89. These are lovely but for some reason number one speaks to me more. I show the world i’m happy by just being me in my great life.

  90. I love Happy Girl #1! So lovely! I show the world I’m happy by smiling and being nice to everyone! (sometimes annoyingly so according to my girls;)

  91. I show the world I’m happy by smiling. People are always telling me I look familiar and I think it’s just my friendly smile! I would prefer the girl with the purple dress and red hair because I have a thing for redheads! These are amazing pieces of art thank you for giving them away!!!

  92. I show I’m happy by saying something nice to someone…maybe a simple compliment. The one on the left is my preference because i like her red skirt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  93. Both of these are just beautiful. You are very talented. I would love either one, nut if I had to pick I would say the second one “what she needed was within”. I really like that saying. Ohhh and I show happiness with laughter and gifts to those I love.

  94. I show the world I am happy by wearing bright colors, and also projecting a positive attitude.
    I’d love to win Happy Girl #1 🙂

  95. I love them both! I have a thing about Joy so number 1 is my fave but I’d love either one. They are so pretty! I show my happiness with laughter and creating pretty things. Thanks for the chance to win!

  96. WOW these art quilts are really pretty, I love the first one as she looks like me 😀 I love to spread happiness around me by giving high fives and positive comments at work. In my family life I love giving and getting hugs and making people laugh and smile with my wackiness! haha Thank you for the chance to win!

  97. I show the world I’m happy by smiling, encouraging others and helping others. They are both lovely, but I would love to have girl #1.

  98. I like to pay for people behind me in drive thru lines once in a while! I love the Happy Girl 1!

  99. I try to show the world my happiness through my art as well as by treating others with kindness and compassion. I love both of your art quilts, but if I had to choose I would pick number 2 because of the sentiment! Thank you so much for your generosity in offering this giveaway! You do beautiful work.

  100. Your quilts are beautiful! I especially like Happy Girl 1. I show my happiness when I share my passions by teaching. My favorite thing!

  101. Oh, these little quilts are awesome! It’s fascinating to look at them and imagine a story to go with this scene. I love both of them, and the one on the right is my favorite. I show the world my happiness by smiling. I’m a teacher and just got back the student evaluations for the semester. A couple students mentioned that they appreciated that I smiled at them at lot. Such a small thing! And yet it makes the students comfortable and valued.

  102. I like the Happy Girl #2; the serene girl in blue.
    I like to share the flowers and plants from my flower garden.

  103. I love ‘What She Needed Was Within’
    I show the world my happiness by smiling, and trying to do a RAK very day.

  104. I show the world I am happy with a smile on my face for anyone who makes eye contact. I like the dark haired girl better.

  105. I love both Happy girls. I think I’d choose Happy Girl n. 1 for the colours. I think it’s impossible to miss how happy I am when I’m with my daughters!

  106. My smile! These quilts (both) are lovely. I’d love either one. What a wonderful prize. Thank you for participating in the Giveaway Day.

  107. When I am happy I sing… 🙂 I love both of these gorgeous girls, but probably Happy Girl 2 a little more.
    Thanks for the chance!

  108. I smile widely. A true smile, not the usual polite social smile we have to do so often. So difficult to choose — #2 is more ‘like’ me, but #1 is speaking to me!

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