I'm so excited to announce and celebrate the creation of my new design, pattern, and quilting company "Redbird Quilt Co."

Yep, this little business is getting off the ground and for the next month we're going to celebrate this and some other fun milestones with weekly giveaways!! Woohoo!

I have some awesome and generous giveaway sponsors lined up including Aurifil, Sew It Is Quilt Shop and Bear Creek Quilting Company just to name a few!!

This week lets talk about milestones and the creation of Redbird Quilt Co!!

I've been sewing since I was in high school but only began the quilting journey a few years ago when my sister Janet invited me to join her in a LQS block of the month. Well -- the completion of that BOM, along with many hours of guidance and love from my sister Janet -- and I was hooked on quilting!!

Now, 6+ years later, I've learned the joys of free motion quilting, needle turn and wool applique, lots and lots of fun quilting skills, and I've started designing my own patterns!!

About 2 years ago I started blogging and what a world of adventure and opportunity that has opened up -- learning from the most talented and giving quilting community on earth!! I'm so very thankful for blogging -- it's allowed me to get exposed to and write Recipes for the Moda Bake Shop AND to just share my love of quilting with others -- not to mention the bazillions of things I've learned from all the talented quilting bloggers out there -- Thank you all for embracing me and encouraging me to move forward...

Here are some blogging milestones to celebrate!!

- Published more than 100 posts
- Exceeded more than 650 followers (and I appreciate each and every one of you!! Thank you! Thank you!)
- Have had nearly 70,000 views on my blog -- how exciting!!

Aurifil has generously provided a set of Aurifil Botanics threads for me to give to one lucky reader!!

The Thread pack contains 10 - 220 yard spools of 50wt 100% cotton thread in some bright and cheery colors. You can read more about the talented Carolyn Friedlander and her Botanics line on Aurifil's blog by clicking here.

If you've never tried Aurifil thread it's really a MUST DO step in your quilting journey. As many of you know, I quilt very densely on most of my projects and I just LOVE Aurifil Mako Cotton 50Wt thread!!

For quilting I use it in the top and bobbin thread. It glides on like silk, doesn't break, shred, or leave piles of lint behind.... and you can do very dense quilting without unsightly thread buildup. It is my GO TO thread for quilting!!

For piecing, the fine cotton fibers allow for nearly invisible and totally flat seams. It's just a joy to work with.

Ok onto the fun part - - here's the scoop.

You have several ways to gain chances to win this Thead Pack of Aurifil Botanics -- choose as many or as few as you like!!

- One chance if you're a follower (old or new) of my blog -- leave a comment letting me know.
- One chance if you are an AURIbuzz blog follower (old or new) - leave a comment on this post letting me know.
- One chance if you "Like" Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook - be sure to come back to this post and let me know!
- One chance if you "Like" Aurifil on Facebook -- oh what scrumptious projects they post each day -- be sure to come back to this post and let me know...
- One chance for "Following" Redbird Quilt Co. on Twitter "@RedbirdQuiltCo" be sure to come back to this post and let me know.
- One chance for "Following" Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest!! Woohoo!!
- Oh -- and if you give a shout-out about the giveaway on your blog or any other social media avenue -- take another chance for that !

This giveaway will be open for one week -- so sometime on Monday, April 7th I'll use Mr. Random Generator and announce a winner!!

One more thing -- check back each Monday for the next several weeks as we celebrate some other new and exciting milestones -- new giveaways will be announced each Monday through the end of April!!

Many thanks to my husband, both of my sisters, and a couple of dear close friends (you know who you are!!) for always encouraging me to follow my dreams - love you all!

Lets party!

Have a wonderful week.

Karen

I follow you by email

ReplyDeleteShared on Facebook

ReplyDeleteKaren congratulations. I follow on bloglovin

ReplyDeleteI follow auribuzz

ReplyDeleteCongratulations on your new venture. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic thread set. I am a follower of your blog.

ReplyDeleteI like aurifil on facebook

ReplyDeleteSo happy for this new adventure of yours... shared on my facebook page! Kathi

ReplyDeleteLoyal follower already... Kathi

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog! thank you!

ReplyDeleteI follow the Aurribuzz blog too! thanks again!

ReplyDeleteStarted following Auribuzz... Kathi

ReplyDeleteFollowing redbird on Pinterest :) I don't tweet though... Kathi

ReplyDeleteFollowing redbird on facebook now :) Kathi

ReplyDeleteI'm a follower of your blog with Bloglovin'. Thanks.

ReplyDeleteI'm also a follower of the Auribuzz blog.

ReplyDeleteLiking Redbird Quilt Co. on FB. Thanks.

ReplyDeleteLiking Aurifil on FB too. Thanks.

ReplyDeleteI'm definitely a follower on your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

ReplyDeletetdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I follow Auribuzz! Thanks

ReplyDeletetdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I liked Redbird on Facebook!

ReplyDeletetdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I liked Aurifil on Facebook!

ReplyDeletetdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I'm following Redbird on Twitter!

ReplyDeletetdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I follow Redbird on Pinterest!

ReplyDeletetdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I shared on Facebook, thanks so much!

ReplyDeletetdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I follow with Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteI follow Auribuzz.

ReplyDeleteI like Redbird Quilt Co. on facebook

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on facebook.

ReplyDeleteThank you for following the quilting tradition if sharing.

ReplyDeleteHow exciting! I'd love the opportunity to try Aurifil! I am a follower of your blog.

ReplyDeleteI follow Aurifl, too!

ReplyDeleteAnd, I just started following you on Pinterest! What fun!

ReplyDeleteThanks for the giveaway Karen! Of course I'm a follower!

ReplyDeleteI liked Redbird Quilt Company on Facebook!

ReplyDeleteI liked Aurifil on Facebook

ReplyDeleteI'm following Redbird Quilt Company on Pinterest! Thanks again for a chance to win!!

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog on Bloglovin! I love the name you chose for your company. How exciting and I wish you the best!

ReplyDeleteI "liked" Aurifil on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI "liked" the Redbird Quilt Company on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI'm now following you on Pinterest!

ReplyDeleteI follow you via GFC

ReplyDeleteI follow Airibuzz via email

ReplyDeleteI liked Aurifil on FB

ReplyDeleteI liked Red Bird on FB

ReplyDeleteCongrats on the new shop. How exciting!! I am a blog follower.

ReplyDeleteI liked Redbird on FB

ReplyDeleteI am an Aurifil follower

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on FB

ReplyDeleteI am following you on Pinterest. Whew!

ReplyDeleteI follow on bloglovin'

ReplyDeleteI liked Red Bird Quilt Co. on FB

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on FB

ReplyDeleteLove your blog! Aurifil thread is the best.

ReplyDeleteI follow Aurifbuzz

ReplyDeleteI love Aurifil on facebook

ReplyDeleteI follow red bird quilt co on facebook. Congratulations!

ReplyDeleteCongratulations, Karen! I am an 'old' follower. :D

ReplyDeleteI follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest.

ReplyDeleteI follow Aurifil on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog through email....congrats on your new business! Can't wait to see your new patterns!

ReplyDeleteI LOVE Aurifil thread and I follow their blog....my collection is growing slowly!

ReplyDeleteBeautiful thread, would love to try the different colors, thanks for the give a way. Follow you blog through email.

ReplyDeleteI am an Aurifil follower on Facebook!

ReplyDeleteI'm an Auribuzz blog follower.

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on FB.

ReplyDeleteI am now a Redbird follower on Facebook!

ReplyDeleteAnd of course I follow Redbird on pinterest! :)

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog via Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteI am a follower of your blog! Congratulations on the formation of your company!

ReplyDeleteI do follow the Aurifil blog (my favorite thread too!).

ReplyDeleteI've liked the Redbird Quilt Co. on FB!

ReplyDeleteI'm a follower on Pinterest.

ReplyDeleteI already follow by email.

ReplyDeleteI've liked Aurifil on FB!

ReplyDeleteI follow on BlogLovin. Best wishes on your new adventure! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

ReplyDeleteI am a follower, love Aurifil thread.

ReplyDeleteGloria

gyates625@bellsouth.net

I follow AURIbuzz too.

ReplyDeleteWho doesn't like Aurifil? I just did on FB. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on FB, my absolute favorite!

ReplyDeleteKaren, I shared your post on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteLiked Redbird Quilt Co. on FB. svonfumetti at yahoo dot ccom

ReplyDeleteCongratulations on you new venture - I wish you great success! I am a follower via Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteOops I follow by email!

DeleteI am an Auribuzz blog follower!

ReplyDeleteOh I love Aurifil thread! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm definitely a follower of your blog (on Feedly). :0)

ReplyDeleteI also follow Aurifil's blog! :0)

ReplyDeleteAnd I like Aurifil on Facebook! Thanks again! :0)

ReplyDeleteI have been following with GFC.

ReplyDeleteI am an AURIbuzz blog follower with email.

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on FB too.

ReplyDeleteCongratulations! Thank you for a great give away. I follow you by e-mail.

ReplyDeleteI started following your blog when I fell in love with your Redbird & Berries pattern. I believe it was featured on the Moda blog. Love it and am so happy for this next step of your journey!

ReplyDeleteI just "Liked" Redbird Quilt Co on Facebook!!!! Love your cover photo!!!

ReplyDeleteyou go girl!!

ReplyDeleteI am a new follower.

ReplyDeleteJust now "liked" Aurifil on FB too! I tried Aurifil while at a wool applique class with my sister. The Quilted Crows from Australia highly recommended it. Since then I've noticed a LOT of my friends using the thread for piecing quilts. Wow! I've been enlightened!

ReplyDeleteI have been following Aurifil by email.

ReplyDeleteI liked Redbird Quilt Co. on facebook.

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on facebook.

ReplyDeleteI'm following you on Pinterest.

ReplyDeleteI'm a follower! I "like" aurofil on facebook too. That's all I have time for today..... Congratulations!!

ReplyDeleteI would love to try the Spring Botanics thread. I have a few and really like the thread. Thanks for the chance to win the Spring collection.

ReplyDeletekatztoo at exede dot net

Congratulations on your new business! I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance to win!

ReplyDeleteI follow Auribuzz on Bloglovin, and by e-mail

ReplyDeletekatztoo at exede dot net

Love reading Redbird Quilt posts. Love all your work and your sharing with all us. I follow by e-mail and Bloglovin.

ReplyDeletekatztoo at exede dot net

I have liked Aurifil on FB for a long time.

ReplyDeletekatztoo at exede dot net

I also follow all of Redbird Quilts on Pinterest.

ReplyDeletekatztoo at exede dot net

I follow you via email! I want to read NOW not filter through facebook!'

ReplyDeleteCheri

quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

I follow Aurifil on Facebook..and their blog as I had to go through facebook to get to the blog and forget to delete the facebook follow!

ReplyDeleteCheri

quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

I'm an email follower. thanks so much for sharing

ReplyDeleteI follow aurifil on facebook. thanks for sharing

ReplyDeleteI'm also an auribuzz follower. Thanks again

ReplyDeleteCongrat's and best wishes on your latest adventure.

ReplyDeleteAnd yes, I am a follower.

Thanks for a chance.

I am now a Pintrest follower also.

ReplyDeleteOf course I follow your blog!! Congratulations on reaching so many milestones! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful thread set!

ReplyDeletePaulette

I like you on Facebook - thanks for the chance to win! VermontPines at aol dot com

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on Facebook - thanks for the chance to win! VermontPines at aol dot com

ReplyDeleteThanks for the wonderful blog. I follow you via email.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Bloglovin'

ReplyDeleteI am a follower of Auribuzz via email.

ReplyDeleteI I follow auribuzz blog via email.

ReplyDeleteI "like" Redbird Quilt Co. on FB

ReplyDeleteI just recently started following your blog and I just love those cardinals!

ReplyDeleteI "like" Aurifill on FB

ReplyDeleteI already follow Aurifil! Love it!

ReplyDeleteI now follow you on Pinterest!

ReplyDeleteI have liked you on Facebook! (of course I do!)

ReplyDeleteI follow Redbird Quilt Co on Pinterest.

ReplyDeleteCongratulations! I follow Auribuzz blog

ReplyDeleteAnd I follow Aurifil on fb

ReplyDeleteI follow on bloglovin. Thanks, Kathy

ReplyDeletekdavis1@centurytel.net

I follow AURIbuzz on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.

ReplyDeletekdavis1@centurytel.net

I follow your blog...

ReplyDeleteThis comment has been removed by the author.

ReplyDeleteI follow Redbird Quilt Co.on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.

ReplyDeletekdavis1@centurytel.net

I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest.

ReplyDeletekdavis1@centurytel.net

Sorry I am a follower of AURIBuzz....

ReplyDeleteI am a Face Book fan of Red Bird Quilt Co.

ReplyDeleteI am a Face Book fan of AURLfil....

ReplyDeleteAnd of course I am a Pintest Fan of Red Bird Quilt Co.

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog. Love your work.

ReplyDeleteJ Martin

I follow you by email. Thanks!

ReplyDeleteI follow AURIbuzz by email, too. Thanks!

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog by email and just liked your facebook page. Am so excited for your and the next part of your journey! You are an inspiration!

ReplyDeleteI follow you and I also get your emails.

ReplyDeleteI now follow on Bloglovin'.

ReplyDeleteI follow you!

ReplyDeleteI follow the Auribuzz blog!

ReplyDeleteI follow you by email. Look forward to reading them.

ReplyDeleteI follow Redbird on facebook

ReplyDeleteI follow Aurifil on facebook!

ReplyDeleteI like Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI shared your give away on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI'm an AURIbuzz blog follower.

ReplyDeleteI follow Aurifil thread on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI'm a new follower on Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteI liked Aurifil on facebook.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI liked you on facebook.

ReplyDeleteI already follow Aurifil on Facebook. I love their thread.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Twitter.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Pinterest.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Twitter!

ReplyDeleteI shared about the giveaway on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest!!

ReplyDeleteFollowing you with Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteFollowing Auribuzz with Bloglovin.

ReplyDeleteLike you on B.

ReplyDeleteLike Aurifil on FB.

ReplyDeleteI follow you with bloglovin

ReplyDeleteI follow the Auribuzz blog

ReplyDeleteI like you on FB

ReplyDeleteI like Aurifil on FB.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Twitter.

ReplyDeleteI follow you on Pinterest.

ReplyDeleteI tweeted. https://twitter.com/MoeWest/status/450689897678909440

ReplyDeleteI love your blog! Thanks for the chance at winning some awesome thread.

ReplyDeleteCongrats on the new adventure! I follow your blog both Google and email!

ReplyDeleteI am a follower of Auribuzz.

ReplyDeleteI have Limed Rebird Quilts on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI have Liked Aurifil on Facebook.

ReplyDeleteI am now rolling Redbird Quilts on Pinterest!

ReplyDeleteThanks for all the opportunities to win!

I have been a happy Bloglovin follower!

ReplyDeleteI follow you with bloglovin and GFC

ReplyDeleteI follow Aurfil with Bloglovin and FB

ReplyDeleteI like Redbird on FB

ReplyDeleteI like Aurfil on FB

ReplyDeleteI follow Redbird on pinterest

ReplyDeleteI have been a happy Auribuzz blog follower and I still haven't tried their beautiful threads yet. Congratulations on your new adventure!

ReplyDeleteI happily liked Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook!

ReplyDeleteI happily like Aurifil on Facebook!

ReplyDeleteCongratulations on your new adventure! I just recently joined Pinterest and you are now my first follow.

ReplyDeleteCongratulations! I will definitely be following you by email and Blolovin.

ReplyDeleteCongrats! I follow you on Feedly.

ReplyDeleteI follow Auribuzz on Feedly

ReplyDeleteI liked Redbird Quilt Co on facebook. I am from NY too

ReplyDeleteI liked Aurafil on facebook,also like Aurafil on my machine

ReplyDeleteBillie Mick is a follower, she told me about you, but I do not do pinterest, facebook or twitter or anything else than email

ReplyDeleteaka kingcooper0001@aol.com

I follow your blog via my RSS feeds in my email.

ReplyDelete