Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sponsored Giveaway: The Fabric Quarter

disclosure: this is a sponsored giveaway by The Fabric Quarter


I'd like to introduce you to The Fabric Quarter!


Wendy has a great shop with lots to offer you!
Including 10% for Jaybird Quilts readers!!
The discount code is right here on their button so you'll never forget!



This week Wendy has decided to up that discount to 15%!
Thanks Wendy!!
Code:  JAYBIRDSPONSOR15
[expires 2/28/10]


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I asked Wendy a few questions so that we can all learn a bit more about The Fabric Quarter!


About Wendy Ladd & The Fabric Quarter

WHAT TYPES OF FABRICS AND DESIGNERS DOES YOUR SHOP CARRY?
We carry an eclectic blend of contemporary quilting fabrics that have an edgy flair - featuring today’s top fabric designers and manufacturers. We closely follow  the quilting blogesphere so that we can stay current with the upcoming design and color trends.

Today’s contemporary quilting fabrics present a wide variety of “big color” and big print themes to sophisticated muted blue, brown and gray tones you see in the environment. We try to balance the color spectrum in the collections we select  while staying focused on the contemporary and modern collections.

We also stocks a large selection of Kona Cotton solids and RJR Cotton Supreme solids. We carry a wide variety of basics, blenders, and tonal fabrics to to accompany any project.


HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR FABRICS?
Our philosophy is simple: We only buy it IF we love it! When I only "like it" and can pass it up, chances are good that others will feel the same way. Its a philosophy that my grandmother taught me when I was very young and helps me stay on target. Being true to this philosophy helps me make good, strong choices, and select fabrics that you'll want to look at for years to come. 


HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS CRAZY BUSINESS?
My background is in business management and marketing. I have worked  for high-tech and online software companies for years offering marketing, web-related production and creative art direction services. Design and art has always been my passion. When I started sewing I fell in love with the business of fabric, and immediately felt a draw to using my business skills to start a business. It was a little random but being a Gemini, I loved the adventure. Quilting, sewing and knitting run in my family so its really not as crazy as it seems for me to be drawn quilting. 

WHAT DO YOU WANT CUSTOMERS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SHOP?
Customer service is a number one priority for us.  Having had a retail shop, I understand that while shopping online is easy, it lacks personal interaction and the excitement that comes with selecting fabric in person. Our customers can call us and discuss projects and possible options, and we'll help with making the right choice for their work. Sometimes that means doing research online with the customer, and sometimes its just helping them choose a pattern or getting over a color choice. We also have very competitive prices and add a free gift to every order. We want to create loyalty and share in the happiness that quilting brings our customers.

Thanks Wendy!

I love when she said "We only buy it IF we love it!" I think that is a great way to choose the items for a shop or for a personal stash. We all know we have much more fun sewing when we really love the fabric we are working with!



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The Fabric Quarter has a wide variety of fabrics to choose from.  I've been evaluating my stash recently and working on building up my basics.  Basics is one area that The Fabric Quarter has so many options it's hard for me to choose!

The Fabric Quarter has 9 yummy colors of Quilter's Linen!


Quilters Candies Stash Builder

The Fabric Quarter also has many Kona Solids by the yard or pre-cuts!


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Wendy has a great giveaway that she has provided for you!!

The Fabric Quarter is going to give you this yummy bundle!!
It's a half yard bundle of Magnolia Lane from Michael Miller with a few companion fabrics... totaling 7 half yards of fabric!




The Rules
Leave a comment for each entry.
Pretty simple right?
( If you leave one comment saying you did all 4.. you only have one shot! )

two
Check out The Fabric Quarter on Facebook and "Like" their page.

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Blog about this giveaway on your blog! or post a Tweet to twitter
& come back to let me know!
If you post a Tweet be sure to mention @fabricquarter & @jaybirdquilts

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We want to know how you find the time to be crafty!
Leave a comment on this post about how you squeeze in time to quilt/craft/sew.



You have till 10pm EST on Thursday the 24th to enter!
Winner will be selected by True Random Number Generator

Start commenting!!


please note:
comment moderation is on so if you don't see your comment right away that is why!

Giveaway now closed.
Winner announced soon!





© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

504 comments:

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Peach Rainbow said...

Tweeted here;
http://twitter.com/#!/thepeachrainbow/status/40451510861180928

Peach Rainbow said...

I could only sew when I'm completely alone at home - with no distractions, which is quite hard to find, but when I do it's lovely :)

Paula said...

I "liked" The Fabric Quarter Quilt Shop on FB (Paula Lemos)
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I signed up for The Fabric Quarter's Newsletter
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

This is how I find the time to craft: I never watch TV! I work full time and when I get home there's a number of chores to get done; the tiny bit of time that's left, I use it to sew, knit, or do some embroidery, because that's what I enjoy doing.
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Hilachas said...

I have signed up for The Fabric Quarter's Newsletter.

Hilachas said...

I now "like" you on facebook and I'm on my way to post your giveaway on my blog.

Hilachas said...

I find the time to sew wherever I can. It helps tremendously that I am retired and can pop into my sewing room throughout the day while the rest of my house is falling apart or being buried under dust.

Mary said...

I never find the time to be crafty...I make it. :)

Mary
iammaryburke@gmail.com

http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

Mary said...

I tweeted!

Mary
iammaryburke@gmail.com

http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

Mary said...

I liked them on facebook.

Mary
iammaryburke@gmail.com

http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

Mary said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Mary
iammaryburke@gmail.com

http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

Jeni Key said...

Signed up for the Fabric Quarter's newsletter :)

cw said...

I try to squeeze in freemotion quilting practice when I can. I've got a pile of small quilt sandwiches by the machine. I can get in a few minutes here and there, between commercials, while on hold on the phone, etc. I heard that by regular practice I'll get better. Here's hoping.

Birdie said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Birdie said...

I like Fabric Quarter on FB.

Birdie said...

I make time to be crafty by putting off my housework, it will be there when I find time to do it.

Nathalie said...

I try to set aside time to quilt. Wednesday nights are my usual quilt night and Weekends when I am not really busy.

Gaile said...

I have to set aside time for crafting and sewing. I work long hours at a hospital, so I try to get the small things in life done during the short bits of free time i have on work days, and then carve out an afternoon on a day I'm not working, to sew and make a mess. I have to do it this way because i don't have a craft room, so it all goes on the kitchen table.
jazminecat at gmail dot com

Emily said...

I "liked" The Fabric Quarter's Facebook page!

emilycorrine@gmail.com

Valerie said...

Gorgeous fabric! I craft after the kids are asleep - if there is an ounce on energy left in my body!

Valerie said...

I subscribed to their newsletter!

quilary said...

I've signed up for the newsletter from the Fabric Quarter

quilary said...

I like Fabric Quarter on facebook. Thanks you for the lovely giveaway.

quilary said...

I find the time to quilt by rushing through the housework - I really live by the motto "my house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy".

quiltzyx said...

I 'liked' the Fabric Quarter on Facebook.

quiltzyx said...

How do I find time to quilt/craft/be creative? Well, let's just say that sleep is overrated. ;-)

Thanks for the chance at those yummy fabrics!

Anonymous said...

I signed up for their newsletter!
sechildress@hotmail.com

Pat V. said...

How do I find time to be crafty? My new attempt at this is to take a 15 or 30 minute "quilting break" sometime during each day. Not as satisfying as I'd like, but it helps! My next idea is to set aside one afternoon per week that is "quilting time."

Pat V. said...

I signed up for the newletter. What a great website! The photos make me drool...

Dawn said...

I signed up for the newletter.

Michelle K. said...

I liked Fabric Quarter on Facebook

Michelle K. said...

I subscribed to the Fabric Quarter newsletter!

Pam said...

I liked fabric quarter's facebook page.

Pam said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

WandaFish said...

I tweeted your giveaway @wandafish11.
I adore Laura Gunn's fabrics - thanks for the opportunity to win such a gorgeous bundle!

Pam said...

I have very little me time with full time job, taking care of elderly mother, and babysitting grand-kids. But when I do have a free evening, I relax by quilting. It is easier in the winter months because summer brings outdoor activities and gardening. I really need to retire.

WandaFish said...

I find it really hard to make some time to craft, and get quite grumpy about it! I always feel too tired at night so tend to spend evenings catching up with blogs.
I'm trying to plan in an hour just for crafting as soon as I've dropped my little one off at preschool and before I get sidetracked by chores - watch this space!

Kira said...

I can only stitch in the late night.

Chelsie said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

Chelsie said...

I like Fabric Quarter on Facebook. :)

Syd said...

I love your facebook page, so colorful! I work full time, work for a volunteer ambulance service in a rural county, but I still find time to sew and knit on top of all my other quirks I like to do. So much to do and so little time. I have a supportive husband which help. Thanks for this chance to win such beautiful fabric.

Chelsie said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

Chelsie said...

Oh gosh, finding time to be crafty? In all honesty, sometimes I choose crafting over sleep. It's the only time I get on some days. Pathetic? Perhaps. But it's just as rejuvenating as a good nap!

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

I subscribed to your newsletter!

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

I checked out your FB page and "liked" it!

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

I just started a blog today and posted my first blog....this will be my second when I post your giveaway!

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

I have a full-time job but I still make the time for my crafting and creating.......I look at it as "keeping my sanity time"!

Ashley G. said...

I find time to quilt when my 3 kiddos are all sleeping (I say the "stars align" when I get my 3.5 year old, 2 year old and 3 month old to all sleep at the same time. Otherwise I quilt in the evenings or when my husband will watch them. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley G. said...

I like the Fabric Quarter Quilt Shop on Facebook now too!

SummersDesigns said...

I tell my kids to skit skat so I can sew.

Sherri said...

Hmmm... time to sew? What's that! I stay up until the wee hours of the morning and try to avoid buying pants that need hemming and take up my time!
sherri (at) thedesigncell (dot) com

sherri said...

I just signed up for the newsletter. Hooray!
sherri (at) thedesigncell (dot) com

Lindsay said...

I usually find time to sew at night before bed. Sometimes I have time on the weekends :)

Michelle K. said...

I'm currently on a sabbatical from work, so I have tons of time to be crafty!

Kim said...

Oh how nice, I signed up for the newsletter!
thanks so much for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.

I wish you every success.
Happy sewing

Cecilia said...

I signed up for their newsletter.

Cecilia said...

I'm "retired" so it isn't that hard for me to squeeze in time for quilting. As a matter of fact, it is hard for me to squeeze in time for my chores. :)

Kim said...

Oh I blogged about the giveaway...isn't it fun to have folks come and see a great new fabric source?

Okay I have to get back to sewing your pattern " Dance floor"...its just beautiful :0).

Thanks again for the chance to win

Happy sewing

Kim said...

I'm one of those lucky people that is retired and I get to sew everyday.....YES everyday. I just can't get enough of making quilts....many I donate to QOV with my friend and quilter Debby Brown.
I also have quilts at the ready anytime a friend or family member has a baby, or a wedding.....its all so fun!
thanks so much for the chance to win.

Happy sewing

Janet said...

What a great giveaway!

My husband golfs Saturdays, so Saturday became MY day too - I do what I want, which, after taking the dogs out for a LONG hike, is usually piecing or quilting. I'm lucky to get 10 minutes any other day, but I can usually glom onto 4-8 hours on Saturday ... Mine, ALL mine!!

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog!

Pamela Nees said...

I only have my husband and father to care for now. this leaves scads of time to quilt/knit. But early in the day is best for me. thanks for the chance~awesome fabric!

All8 said...

"Liked" the Fabric Quarter Quilt shop on FB.

All8 said...

Hm, how do I find time to be crafty?

1-Send kids to school.
2-Feed cats.
3-Ignore everything else.

All8 said...

Subscribed to Fabric Quarter newsletter.

All8 said...

Alrighty, I blogged it.

http://go-and-do.blogspot.com/2011/02/if-you-love-fabric.html

Lexi said...

I use nap time to get some things done. A sense of accomplishment makes everyone happier.
lexilucas@gmail.com

Lexi said...

I liked Fabric Quarter on facebook.
lexilucas@gmail.com

Lexi said...

I signed up for the newsletter
lexilucas@gmail.com

Amy said...

I try to fit in crafting on the weekends, or week nights when my husband is working :)

aesprouse_at_gmail_dot_com

The Mid Life Guru said...

I can't wait to start getting the nifty newsletter

The Mid Life Guru said...

The Facebook page has so much cool stuff on it

The Mid Life Guru said...

I just got back to sewing after a 20 year break of raising a family and doing community work. I made my first modern quilt this summer. I try to fit in a new project once a month. It is my get away and create escape time.

Crafty said...

I signed up for their newletter
mycraftingworld at gmail dot com

Crafty said...

I like The Fabric Quarter FB page
peggy n.

Crafty said...

I usually only have time for crafting on the weekends. I take time to prepare the "parts" of the project during the week and actually put it together on the weekend.

Colleen said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

Colleen said...

My craftiness hangs in the balance of my toddler's nap schedule and early bedtime!

Anna Ziegner said...

I signed up for the newsletter

ulinkap said...

I'm finding my time to quilt/sew only on evenings when my children are sleeping. An sometimes on weekends my husband are taking them to grandmother so I have a day only for me and my sewing machine :)

Lindsay Conner said...

I like FQ on Facebook

Lindsay Conner said...

I signed up for the FQ newsletter

Rita said...

Don't anyone squeal to my husband, but i get up early and putter around in my sewing room about an hour each morning before i go to work. he's asleep, so he doesn't feel neglected, and i LOVE starting my day with a little craftiness!!!

dorothy said...

I squeeze in my crafty time on lunch breaks/free evenings/weekends! :)

katie z. said...

My sewing area is in an alcove in between the kitchen, dining room, and bedrooms - in between all the action. So when the kids are playing peacefully, I run in for a minute or two of sewing!

Amy W said...

I liked on Facebook!

Amy W
amyroo1971 @ sbcglobal . net

Amy W said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

Amy
amyroo1971 @ sbcglobal . net

Amy W said...

I try to do my crafting after the kids go to bed, mostly on weekends. :)

Amy
amyroo1971 @ sbdglobal . net

sandraspencer said...

I find time for crafting by not letting else get in the way! Two afternoons a week, that's what I work on. the house just gets dirty anyway, so whether or not I clean it, it will still be dirty. But if I don't make anything in my craft time, then that is something that truly never gets made.  Don't let anyone tell you your crafts are a waste of time!

VickiT said...

Thanks for the heads up on another awesome shop Julie. I really am starting to love the brighter fabrics and would love to win that bundle of gorgeous colors.

I have signed up for The Fabric Quarter's newsletter.

Thanks so much for the great interview and chance to win this great fabric too.

vburr at charter dot net

VickiT said...

How *I* find time to be crafty? The ONLY way I can do that is by shutting down my Outlook program and/or my computer entirely to avoid the temptation to read my emails and all the blogs I love reading each day.

vburr at charter dot net

Diane said...

I have signed up for the newsletter! They have a great selection of fabrics.

Diane said...

I don't find time for sewing or crafting everyday, but I am lucky enough to have a separate sewing room where I can leave my projects "up and running". Even if I only have 15 minutes I can pop in and sew a few seams. Cutting out is my least favorite part of sewing, so when my daughter comes to visit she helps me cut out several projects. We bag or box and label them and store them with the pattern/directions. I know which projects are fairly mindless sewing (okay for a day with mental fatigue issues) and others that require more time and concentration.

Kaye M said...

I signed up for the newsletter. The fabrics in the giveaway are gorgeous.

Kaye M said...

My children are grown so I don't have that issue. I usually sew in the afternoons and sometimes in the evening. I like to do handwork in the evening while watching tv.

Kaye M said...

I liked the Facebook page.

tmgrable said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

tmgrable said...

I liked fabric quarter on Facebook!!

hoff said...

Signed up for the newsletter and hope it gives me the winning pick.

Dianne @gdavidhoffman@yahoo.com

hoff said...

I try to squeeze in sewing time in the evening instead of watching TV. I keep a machine in my kitchen so it's always handy for sewing between other tasks and visitors.

Dianne gdavidhoffman@yahoo.com

hoff said...

I "liked" on Facebook. It's a new fabric store for me so looking to give it a try. Dianne

Anya said...

I don't clean house much. That's how I have time to quilt! Thanks for the chance!

Ellen said...

I signed up for newsletter!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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