For our October Second Saturday giveaway, we are featuring Rute Serrels, Michelle White and Sue Ebbs of Friends for Quilting!
This is Sue, Rute and Michelle (l-r) in Rute's quilting room on the second floor of her house.
You may recognize Rute and Michelle...they taught our Quilting & Sewing SkillShare!
Rute also had three quilts in our 2011 Flint Festival of Quilts Exhibition called "The Multi-Generational Appeal of Quilts."
I asked Rute to tell me about her craftroom:
"It starts with a spare room...accessible only to an occasional visit from our children and/or hubbies. :)
The space also serves as a showroom for displaying our work (completed or in progress), with a very adaptable sewing space, depending on the number of us in the room and of course, the size of the project(s) at hand.
One very important thing – the door is always open to someone offering a nice piece of cake or glass of wine to some very hard working quilters!"
Rute also uses a jewelry stand to display the Friends for Quilting fabric keychains and ornaments.
Michelle WhiteMy final question for the ladies was about what projects they would like to work on in the future:
"We would like to elaborate on our machine quilting techniques. We need “fancier” equipment and more time.
We mostly want to continue having fun together and growing our friendship stronger!"
Well, after chatting with them for a while, I can say that these ladies definitely know how to have fun and we are so excited to have some of their amazing quilted pieces for our giveaway!
Friends for Quilting donated a quilted bag, eyeglasses case and keychain in a white gift bag.
For YOUR chance to win these Quilted Accessories (valued at $50), just complete steps A and B:
A) Follow Flint Handmade via the blog, Twitter, Google Reader or whatever newfangled "following application" tickles your fancy. Or, if you don't do the whole following thing, email us at email@example.com and we will add you to our email list.
B) Leave us a comment in response to this blog post by 5pm on Saturday, October 15, 2011 answering the following 2 questions:
1) How do you follow Flint Handmade?
2) What kind of quilt would YOU like to make?
Please be sure to answer BOTH questions to qualify for the drawing.
The winner will be selected at random and posted on the blog within one week after the deadline. The winner will have 30 days to claim the prize.
We hope to hear from YOU and we hope you enjoyed our October Second Saturday Giveaway!
SPECIAL NOTE: We are accepting submissions for our 2012 Flint Festival of Quilts Exhibition called "My Favorite Things." We hope all of your new and experienced quilters out there will participate!