Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ONE YEAR GIVE A WAY!

Well, it's true I have been blogging for ONE year. Who knew the time would go so fast? As a "thank you" to all who have supported me in my blogging and book adventure, I am giving away a signed copy of my Ruby Red Dots book, and a bag of scraps from the fabrics I used in the book.
This is my mom and I at the Blackfoot, Idaho quilt guild meeting. I went and did a trunk show for them and talked about my book, and took my mom for whom my book is dedicated! Here is a copy of the dedication from my Ruby Red Dots book.
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DEDICATION
To my mother, Jackie Winger, who showed me how to sew at a very young age and instilled in me a lifelong passion for sewing. As a youngster, I would watch her sew and listen to her whistle in a soft whisper as she worked. I cannot recall an Easter when my sister Tracy and I did not have a new dress or a first day of school when we didn’t have a new outfit. In fact, I did not have a store-bought dress until after I was married. So thank you, mom, for teaching me to sew. It has brought me more joy and satisfaction over the years than I can ever put into words.
~~~~~
Give away open until 10:00 pm Thursday,
November 5, 2009
Leave a lovely comment to enter and post the give away on your blog for your name to be entered twice. Good luck!
(Will ship internationally!)

98 comments:

La mamma curiosa said...

It would be so great to win... I love your designs...

Trisha said...

What a beautiful dedication! I too was raised by a sewing mother. The sound of her sewing machine is like a lullaby to me! congrats on your aniversary.

La mamma curiosa said...

Here's is my post...
http://lamammacuriosa.blogspot.com/2009/11/un-giveaway-dagli-usa.html
(crossing my fingers)

Stacey said...

i linked it on my blog, i would love to win a copy of your book!! it looks lovely, thank you
stacey

Francesca said...

Wonderful dedication! And your work is fantastic! I linked it on my blog!Kiss

Sherry said...

What wonderful memories that you will have with you and your mom. I only wish to have such found memories of my mom. I love hearing stories like this and I know that I do not have children but I know that my niece and I have some great memories that we will always share together. I will always cherish them as you and your momther do.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

Terry said...

My mom taught me to sew too. Love your book...thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on one year of blogging! :0)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary. Such a lovely tribute to you sweet Mom. She gave you tools, but you turned it into beauty. Thanks for a great giveaway :-)

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary! Isn't blogging fun? But not as much fun as quilting. Would love to win your book and scraps are my favorite.

Jacque. said...

Happy One Year Anniversary!!! My Mum taught me to sew, too. I have so many fond memories of sewing with her. I never liked cutting out the patterns, so she always did that for me. That's a wonderful dedication to your Mom.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How sweet to dedicate your book to your mother Sheri! I would love to own a copy. Congratulations on one year of blogging!

Sandy said...

Congradulations on your one year anniversary. Your quilts are beautiful. I would be happy with your scraps.

Thanks, Sandy

Sherri said...

Congratulations on one year blogging! And what a beautiful tribute to your mother...those of us with mothers and grandmothers who sewed and quilted are so truly blessed! Thanks for all the inspiration!

SewCalGal said...

Sheri,

Happy Anniversary. What a fun way to celebrate with a delightful giveway. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love the design, colors, fabric. I'm inspired and would love to make one. The book sounds delightful and the fabric scraps would help kick start a fun project.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sndy1 said...

Happy One Year Anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win your book!

Karen said...

I have not seen your book in person but the cover of it sure looks good!

Carol in E TN said...

Would love to win your book and scraps!

Carol in E TN said...

I also posted on my blog about your giveaway!!!!!!

Angela said...

Congrats on your 1 yr! BTW... love your new book! thanks!

Southern Gal said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I'd love to win the book.

Congratulations on one year!

Kathie said...

Congrats on one year of blogging!
oh your book has been on my list to buy!
would love to win it and the fabrics pieces from the quilts you made would be an extra treat!
thanks
Kathie

Noodle said...

Congratulations! Not only do you honor your mother with your gratitude, you honor her every time one of your readers is inspired by your creations. I think that is wonderful!
My mother only hand-sewed, after I was grown, so I have a love for hand sewing; however, yours is one of the blogs that delight and inspire me to learn more.
I'd love to have your autographed book and your scraps!
And I'm going to blog about your giveaway and about sewing!

Lizzie said...

Your book looks great. Sure would love to win one. Congrats on your one year of blogging!

Lizie

Eleana said...

I enjoy your blog... thanks for all your cheers!! I would love, love to be the WINNER!!
eleanaz@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I would love to win a copy of your new book, it looks wonderful. Thank you for the chance.

Shari said...

Happy first blog anniversary! Love the picture of you and your mom - how sweet that you dedicated your book to her. I have such found memories of my mom sewing my clothes as I grew up. I really miss her, and all those days that we would sit in Hancocks together looking through the pattern books. It's not nearly as much fun without her. Thanks so much for giving us all a chance to win your book!

Quilt Hollow said...

You know how much I want a signed copy!! Has it already been a year? Really? Geez...seems like yesterday. Your on my blog. :-)

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations on your first year. I would love to win your book. paweis at yahoo dot com

Fiesta said...

your dedication to your mom is trult beautiful and etched in print for eternity.

Ruth B said...

I love your book...it is gorgeous and the quilt itself is awesome. I grew up with homemade clothes too and longed for store-bought jeans! My mom sewed dresses to match for her 3 girls and we loved it.

Dorothy V said...

Your book looks just great, and what a lovely dedication to your mom.
I would be thrilled to win. I have posted a link to your giveaway on my blog too.

Kerry said...

congratulations on your
100th post, and also your success as a designer. The book looks great, and the dedication to your Mum is lovely.

denise said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile now, sorry I don't comment! Your book looks wonderful and it is so sweet to dedicate it to your mom! I would dedicate a book to my mom too, except I don't write, I do run and ran a race for her!!

Kathleen said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your book looks like something I would like. I'll have to look for it in my local quilt shop. I don't have a blog but would love to be included in your give away. Good luck with the book!!

Holee said...

Ruby Red Dots just sounds like something that belongs in my doll collection. What fun it would be to use the scraps for a mini doll quilt or a tiny quilt for one of my doll houses!

I'll post about the give a way on my blog.

Rosa Robichaud said...

What an INCREDIBLE give-a-way!!!

Please add my name to your draw!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

MegJill said...

I too can't believe it has been a year! I remember finding and reading your blog when it only had 1 or 2 posts.
Beautiful dedication to your mother!
P.S. I sent you a blog invite, if you'd like to still see what is going on with us!
he4rken@yahoo.com

Kaye Prince said...

Happy one year blogiversary! I would love to win your giveaway - your book looks great and I can always use scraps!

Kat said...

Happy blogoversay! That's so sweet that you share this with your mother!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Congratulations on your 100th post - time does fly! Having a Mom that teaches and inspires us is priceless . . . my Mom passed away 11 years ago this Thursday and I was greatly influenced by her many hours in the sewing room. I would love a copy of your book. - Marlene

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Congratulations Sheri! What a treat it would be to win a copy of your book and some of your fabrics! Thanks for the chance!

MGM

annemarie said...

What a nice tribute to your mom - would love to win your giveaway!! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

tisme said...

I love the colors in your quilt, and make a lot of minis, so scraps would be great. I will blog about you also, but can not link for some reason, but will tell people to copy and paste to get here.
Moms are wonderful aren`t they!!

Brenda said...

Congratulations Sheri! I am so happy you started blogging. How else would our paths ave crossed? HuH?
And congratulations on your Fabulous book! =)

Jeanne said...

Happy blog anniversary! I'd love to win a copy of Ruby Red Dots and scraps!!
Thanks ~ Jeanne

Allie said...

Congratulations on one year!!!! I love your dedication - what a loving testimony to your mum. I would LOVE to win a copy of your book - it's on my list of books to get!

SewLindAnn said...

That was awesome of you to dedicate to your mom. This picture was fabulous too. You both look so happy to be together! Your book and scraps are an amazing and generous prize that anyone of us would love to have. Mom must be so proud!!

arlette said...

Dang!, I really like to win your book, and scraps!, because I don't have any quilting book yet, and here's really difficult to find any, :S, my grandma taught me to sew, she's 100 years old right now, and she still sew!. I already blogged about it: http://arlette0521.blogspot.com/2009/11/sheri-howard-is-celebrating-her-first.html
Happy blogiversary!!!

Barbara said...

Sheri,
What a lovely dedication and tribute to your mom. I too was taught to sew and to appreciate the creative process and joy of accomplishment by my mom.
Give your mom a great big hug and congratulations on your anniversary.
Hugs, Barb

Janet said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! Your book looks very interesting - I'd love to win a copy :0)

Karen said...

What a great tribute to your mom! Congratulations on one year! I would love a copy of your book :)

bingo~bonnie said...

what a beautiful dedication to your mom! You are so blessed to have her to share the love of sewing with - My mother passed away when I was only 24 and before I had started quilting. I think so many times now of her and how I wish she were still around so that I could work with - but I know she is "with me" ;) and that makes me happy when I quilt.

Congratulations on your new book - and thanks for the giveaway! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Heather said...

I've heard MANY things about Jackie from your wonderful daughter Natasha! It's good to put a face with a name. Great work on the book!

quiltmom said...

How nice to honor your mother in such a way. You are going to make someone very happy when you choose their name. Happy bloganniversary.
Warmest regards,
Anna

dotti white said...

Sheri.....would love that book--I love your work and your sweet tribute to your momma!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog post. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Smiles,
Kelly

Carol said...

Congrats on your one year blogaversary. It would be so awesome to have a signed copy of your book. That's great that your mom taught you to sew and what a beautiful dedication in your book to her.

paulette said...

Thanks for the chance to win your book...I love your designs and I just KNOW I'm going to enjoy the book! I bet your mom is tickled!
Take care!Paulette

Béa said...

Congratulations on your first year !
Would love to win your book and scraps are my favorite.
Hugs from France

Sam said...

Greetings from Albany, Western Australia. The book looks lovely and I would love to win it. Sorry, don't have a blog (yet!). Sam s.downes@murdoch.edu.au

Shogun said...

I have just learned about your blog from Holee and Tisme! I will be checking out your blog. I sure hope my kids say such nice things about me when they are adults.

crystal said...

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. This is a great way to keep up with fabric, designers and their books. I live in a small town and I would not have access to anything without the internet. I love your blog. Very lovely tribute to your mother. Please enter my name in the drawing.
Crystal

kristie sessions said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary and a great book!! Thanks for the giveaway!

kristie sessions said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary and a great book!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cara said...

Congrats on your book! That must be so exciting for you.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm posting about the giveaway today!

MGM

Barbara said...

Applique and patchwork make such beautiful quilts. Would love to win a copy of your book.

Valerie said...

I grew up seeing all your talent displayed in your home and on your girls. Now Natasha is following in your footsteps! Congrats on the book and all your hard work! Seeing the pic of you and your mom brought back memories of all the time I spent at your house as a kid.

Sara said...

I have just discovered your inspiring blog. what a beautiful dedication to your mother. Yes, mothers are special.

an encourager said...

I love dots and red and my mom's name was Ruby! Your mom is darling; I loved the dedication! Congrats on your book!

an encourager said...

http://anencourager.blogspot.com/2009/11/all-kinds-of-ideas.html

I posted all about your giveaway! Thanks!

Suzanne said...

Oh, I would love a copy. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Beautiful tribute to your mother.
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

I love this! What a beautiful blog!

Natalie said...

what a great idea! Beautiful blog!!! :)

Sue Cahill said...

How wonderful to have your Mom as your teacher and inspiration. My grandmother taught me to sew and gave me my first machine when I was thirteen. I taught my mom to sew which is probably unusual.

Congrats on reaching your milestone.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Billie said...

What a great giveaway! I would be honored to receive a copy of your book and a bag of your fabric scraps! Wow!

Billie in MD =-)

Carrie P. said...

Maybe I have a chance to win this time.
Such a sweet dedication to your mother and congrats on one year of blogging.

Shelley said...

I would love to win a copy of your book! Your dedication to your mom brought tears to my eyes!

shauna said...

How special that you and your mom share a love of sewing! I wish my grandmother could have known that I've fallen in love with quilting as she was quiet a seamstress and quilter. Thanks for a great blog and a neat giveaway!

AnnieO said...

You do not look old enough to have grandchildren, and your mother doesn't look old enough to have great-grandchildren! Congratulations on making it to one year as a blogger; I found you through Quilt Hollow. Your book looks yummy and it would be great to win it.

Ady said...

Happy anniversary !!!!! Your designs are so lovely, it would be so great to win .....
Adele

Ladybug said...

Hallo!
Non credo d'essere arrivata in tempo...
io mi iscrivo lo stesso.
Baci. My lucky.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on your one year blogversary! Wow - you have certainly achieved a lot this year. I look forward to following your crafty journey over the next year.

rosa said...

Congratulations on your one year blogversary. Your quilts are beautiful... Thanks for the chance to win your book!

Jo said...

It looks like a wonderful book to add to my collection. Can't wait to see it.

Marcy said...

Your mom must be awfully proud. Congratulations on your book and your anniversary. I am just another one of those lurkers that enjoy your work.

Jeff and Holly said...

My Mom introduced me to quilting as well! Your book looks like it has soo many fun patterns! hollybear4@gmail.com

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations!! Isn't it great to have sewing handed down through the ages?

DianeH said...

Such a lovely dedication to your mother she must be very proud of you. My mother sewed as well and I remember every outfit she made me. Thank you for your generous giveaway it would be wonderful to win your book.

bookjunky said...
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*fiore* said...

ho dATO UN occhiata al tuo blog è veramente molto bello. I tuoi lavori sono bellissimi. I love your designs.

Partecipo anche io e spero di vincere il tuo libro
my blog is:
www.fiore-crea.blogspot.com

ciaoooo

rifedf said...

Sheri:

I stumbled across your blog. I love your work. I also love the picture of your Mom. She looks pretty much as I remember her some 55 years ago When I last saw her.

Tell her I said "Hi"

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