Monday, March 31, 2014

Welcome Redbird Quilt Co. Lets Celebrate with a MONTH of Giveaways!!

Hi everyone -- thanks for visiting today!

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!!
So, hey -- what do you say we get around to this week's giveaway. 

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!!
  1. One chance if you're a follower (old or new) of my blog -- leave a comment letting me know.
  2. One chance if you are an AURIbuzz blog follower (old or new)  - leave a comment on this post letting me know.
  3. One chance if you "Like" Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook - be sure to come back to this post and let me know!
  4. 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...
  5. One chance for "Following" Redbird Quilt Co. on Twitter  "@RedbirdQuiltCo" be sure to come back to this post and let me know.
  6. One chance for "Following" Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest!!  Woohoo!!  
  7. 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 !   
Be sure to leave individual comments below for each chance you decide to use!!

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

580 comments:

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valerie boudier said...

I follow you by email

valerie boudier said...

Shared on Facebook

Betsy said...

Karen congratulations. I follow on bloglovin

Betsy said...

I follow auribuzz

Karen M said...

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

Betsy said...

I like aurifil on facebook

Design Originals by KC said...

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

Design Originals by KC said...

Loyal follower already... Kathi

Lee said...

I follow your blog! thank you!

Lee said...

I follow the Aurribuzz blog too! thanks again!

Design Originals by KC said...

Started following Auribuzz... Kathi

Design Originals by KC said...

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

Design Originals by KC said...

Following redbird on facebook now :) Kathi

JoyceLM said...

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

JoyceLM said...

I'm also a follower of the Auribuzz blog.

JoyceLM said...

Liking Redbird Quilt Co. on FB. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

Liking Aurifil on FB too. Thanks.

Tabitha Keener said...

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

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I follow Auribuzz! Thanks

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I liked Redbird on Facebook!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I liked Aurifil on Facebook!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm following Redbird on Twitter!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I follow Redbird on Pinterest!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I shared on Facebook, thanks so much!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Digiscrapations said...

I follow with Bloglovin.

Digiscrapations said...

I follow Auribuzz.

Digiscrapations said...

I like Redbird Quilt Co. on facebook

Digiscrapations said...

I like Aurifil on facebook.

Charli Thompson said...

Thank you for following the quilting tradition if sharing.

KaHolly said...

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

KaHolly said...

I follow Aurifl, too!

KaHolly said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Cathy said...

I liked Redbird Quilt Company on Facebook!

Cathy said...

I liked Aurifil on Facebook

Cathy said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Ruth said...

I "liked" Aurifil on Facebook.

Ruth said...

I "liked" the Redbird Quilt Company on Facebook.

Ruth said...

I'm now following you on Pinterest!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow you via GFC

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow Airibuzz via email

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I liked Aurifil on FB

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I liked Red Bird on FB

rebecca said...

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

rebecca said...

I liked Redbird on FB

rebecca said...

I am an Aurifil follower

rebecca said...

I like Aurifil on FB

rebecca said...

I am following you on Pinterest. Whew!

Karen said...

I follow on bloglovin'

Karen said...

I liked Red Bird Quilt Co. on FB

Karen said...

I like Aurifil on FB

Sandra said...

Love your blog! Aurifil thread is the best.

Emily C said...

I follow Aurifbuzz

Emily C said...

I love Aurifil on facebook

Emily C said...

I follow red bird quilt co on facebook. Congratulations!

Kate said...

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

Kate said...

I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook.

Kate said...

I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest.

Kate said...

I follow Aurifil on Facebook.

Jill said...

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

Jill said...

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

Quayceetatter said...

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

Jill said...

I am an Aurifil follower on Facebook!

Karen Caves said...

I'm an Auribuzz blog follower.

Karen Caves said...

I like Aurifil on FB.

Jill said...

I am now a Redbird follower on Facebook!

Jill said...

And of course I follow Redbird on pinterest! :)

Karen Caves said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm a follower on Pinterest.

Béa said...

I already follow by email.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I've liked Aurifil on FB!

Sherry VF said...

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

quilter said...

I am a follower, love Aurifil thread.
Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Béa said...

I follow AURIbuzz too.

Sherry VF said...

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

Béa said...

I like Aurifil on FB, my absolute favorite!

Kate said...

Karen, I shared your post on Facebook.

Sherry VF said...

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

Karen H said...

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

Karen H said...

I am an Auribuzz blog follower!

Karen H said...

Oops I follow by email!

Terry said...

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

Terry said...

I also follow Aurifil's blog! :0)

Terry said...

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

Vicki H said...

I have been following with GFC.

Vicki H said...

I am an AURIbuzz blog follower with email.

Vicki H said...

I like Aurifil on FB too.

Lea said...

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

susiefloozie said...

I 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!

susiefloozie said...

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

cindy said...

you go girl!!

Joanna said...

I am a new follower.

susiefloozie said...

Just 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!

Joanna said...

I have been following Aurifil by email.

Joanna said...

I liked Redbird Quilt Co. on facebook.

Joanna said...

I like Aurifil on facebook.

Joanna said...

I'm following you on Pinterest.

Lori said...

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

Charlene McCullough said...

I 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.
katztoo at exede dot net

Jusmom1 said...

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

Charlene McCullough said...

I follow Auribuzz on Bloglovin, and by e-mail
katztoo at exede dot net

Charlene McCullough said...

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

Charlene McCullough said...

I have liked Aurifil on FB for a long time.
katztoo at exede dot net

Charlene McCullough said...

I also follow all of Redbird Quilts on Pinterest.
katztoo at exede dot net

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

I follow you via email! I want to read NOW not filter through facebook!'
Cheri
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

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!
Cheri
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bonnie58 said...

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

Bonnie58 said...

I follow aurifil on facebook. thanks for sharing

Bonnie58 said...

I'm also an auribuzz follower. Thanks again

Jacqueline said...

Congrat's and best wishes on your latest adventure.

And yes, I am a follower.

Thanks for a chance.

Jacqueline said...

I am now a Pintrest follower also.

paulette said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Donna W said...

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

Sarah said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'

Donna W said...

I am a follower of Auribuzz via email.

Sarah said...

I I follow auribuzz blog via email.

Donna W said...

I "like" Redbird Quilt Co. on FB

DuAnne said...

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

Donna W said...

I "like" Aurifill on FB

DuAnne said...

I already follow Aurifil! Love it!

DuAnne said...

I now follow you on Pinterest!

DuAnne said...

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

Donna W said...

I follow Redbird Quilt Co on Pinterest.

andri. said...

Congratulations! I follow Auribuzz blog

andri. said...

And I follow Aurifil on fb

Kathy Davis said...

I follow on bloglovin. Thanks, Kathy
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

I follow AURIbuzz on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

RosieGma said...

I follow your blog...

RosieGma said...
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Kathy Davis said...

I follow Redbird Quilt Co.on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

RosieGma said...

Sorry I am a follower of AURIBuzz....

RosieGma said...

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

RosieGma said...

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

RosieGma said...

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

J Martin said...

I follow your blog. Love your work.
J Martin

delaineelliott said...

I follow you by email. Thanks!

delaineelliott said...

I follow AURIbuzz by email, too. Thanks!

linda said...

I 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!

Abbigail said...

I follow you and I also get your emails.

Jacklynn said...

I now follow on Bloglovin'.

Gill said...

I follow you!

Gill said...

I follow the Auribuzz blog!

Cfrosty said...

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

Gill said...

I follow Redbird on facebook

Gill said...

I follow Aurifil on facebook!

Jacklynn said...

I like Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook.

Jacklynn said...

I shared your give away on Facebook.

Abbigail said...

I'm an AURIbuzz blog follower.

Jacklynn said...

I follow Aurifil thread on Facebook.

Suze said...

I'm a new follower on Bloglovin.

Abbigail said...

I liked Aurifil on facebook.

Suze said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Abbigail said...

I liked you on facebook.

Suze said...

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

Suze said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Suze said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

Abbigail said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Suze said...

I shared about the giveaway on Facebook.

Abbigail said...

I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest!!

Melissa Miller said...

Following you with Bloglovin.

Melissa Miller said...

Following Auribuzz with Bloglovin.

Melissa Miller said...

Like you on B.

Melissa Miller said...

Like Aurifil on FB.

MoeWest said...

I follow you with bloglovin

MoeWest said...

I follow the Auribuzz blog

MoeWest said...

I like you on FB

MoeWest said...

I like Aurifil on FB.

MoeWest said...

I follow you on Twitter.

MoeWest said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

MoeWest said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Karen said...

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

Karen said...

I am a follower of Auribuzz.

Karen said...

I have Limed Rebird Quilts on Facebook.

Karen said...

I have Liked Aurifil on Facebook.

Karen said...

I am now rolling Redbird Quilts on Pinterest!
Thanks for all the opportunities to win!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I have been a happy Bloglovin follower!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow you with bloglovin and GFC

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow Aurfil with Bloglovin and FB

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I like Redbird on FB

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I like Aurfil on FB

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow Redbird on pinterest

Angelia Lanouette said...

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

Angelia Lanouette said...

I happily liked Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I happily like Aurifil on Facebook!

Angelia Lanouette said...

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

Joan H. said...

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

Material Girl said...

Congrats! I follow you on Feedly.

Material Girl said...

I follow Auribuzz on Feedly

Material Girl said...

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

Material Girl said...

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

c said...

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

aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

Robyn said...

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

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