Friday, December 15, 2017

KT Christmas Giveaway Week #3

KT Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our Gooseberry Sampler booklet and Gooseberry Lane fabric scraps:
Trying to finish projects! And always wanting to start another. Tree and mantel are decorated, stockings hung by the chimney with care...

Kathy, email your shipping address to lynne@ktquilts.com and we'll wrap up your goodies and send them on their way. Thanks to everyone who commented. Don't give up! You have two more opportunities to win.

KT Christmas Giveaway Week #3

This week's giveaway is from my fall collection, Harvest Hill, new to quilt shops in November. After my quilt piecers return their finished projects, all the leftover parts are gathered in a box until the patterns have been edited and pictures taken - just in case. Now, I can share the box of scraps with you! My favorite project from this line is Be Brave. It was inspired by my middle-school-aged grandaughter, Aleece. She has loved bows and arrows since she received her first Nerf set as a preschooler. Her Halloween costumes have involved a bow/arrow for years, from Disney's Merida to Hunger Games' Katniss to Wonder Woman. I appreciate the strong female role models  she has to choose from in books and movies today.

Be Brave lap quilt.

Click HERE to find the Be Brave booklet.

Good luck with your holiday preparations.I know I stress way more than I should over decorating and trying to find/make the perfect gift for each person. All my kids and grankids really want is lots of good food and time to hang out together.

To win the Be Brave booklet and Harvest Hill box of scraps, comment here about your favorite gift ever - to give or receive. I love your stories!

46 comments:

  1. Bowl cozys or pot holders for busdrivers, teachers,friends and nieghbers.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  2. My favorite gifts have been the sweet expressions of love from my children when they were young....things they made, a pretty rock, a doll they thought I needed, a special toy they loved, little clay pots, etc. I love them!!

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  3. My favorite gifts are the ones given from the heart. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Your Be Brave quilt is beautiful! My favorite gift ever was an artist's easel from my father. I never thought he noticed my artwork until the Christmas morning when there was a true artist's easel beside the tree. I still have it 50 years later. It's a gift and a memory I'll always treasure.

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  5. My greatest gifts are pictures of my grandkids, seeing how excited they get when they open their presents and them wanting to come to my house for Christmas

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  6. You are so kind to share your resources including this box of fabric pieces. Merry Christmas to you and your lucky family whom get the gift of your time.

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  7. Time with family is the best gift of all. Sharing homemade gifts is an added bonus. Soup or cake mix in a jar, ornaments for the tree, fabric boxes...love them all.

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  8. I love to make/give large tote bags. Everyone loves them and they are sew practical. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  9. My favorite gift was one I gave to my daughter, my oldest. She was wavering about Santa and I was so sad. She wanted a certain rare Beanie Baby during their heyday. She knew I would never over pay or wait for hours in line for one. Luckily one of my friends called the week before Christmas and said her husband got one but she had already got one, did I want the extra. The look on my daughter's face was priceless and I know she was still a believer for a few more years! Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas.

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  10. Jesus is the best gift ever.

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  11. My favorite gifts are the handmade ones from my dear friends, knowing that it came from their heart and devoted time makes the gifts so precious.

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  12. My greatest Christmas gift was the quilts that my mother hand pieced and gave to all her children and grandchildren. We lost her two weeks later, so these quilts are extra special.

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  13. Awesome quilt and fabrics! So pretty! I like to give gifts to my husband. Mostly home made. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  14. The best gift I have ever received was my Singer Featherweight sewing machine. My husband heard me talking about them and surprised me with one several years ago. That machine has made many quilts. I just love it!

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  15. I love handmade gifts. My grandmother used to make us a pair of flannel pajamas every Christmas. We used to open our gifts on Christmas eve and I knew that I could count on wearing new pajamas to bed that night. She was so special and I still miss her.

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  16. My favorite gift ever was a featherweight given to me by my sister; or a kitchenaid given to me by my husband; or a diamond ring (couldn't afford an engagement ring back when) given by my husband for Christmas a long time ago. Most all gifts end up to be my favorites.

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  17. My favorite gift ever was my first wrist watch when I was 10 years old. Not many people even wear watches anymore, but I still remember that beautiful gold watch!

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  18. My favorite gift had to be the new sewing machine my husband bought me after the repairman said the one he had just bought me wasn't built for the type of sewing I did (until my husband made me turn out the lights & go to bed). He got me that new better machine, knowing how much it meant to me even though he REALLY hates the money & time I spend on quilting. He will never admit to this great kindness because that would expose him as the "softie" and kind man he is. Believe me, after 40 yrs., I know better so I just thanked him & got back to sewing!!

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  19. My favorite gift ever (although I didn't fully realize it at the time how precious it would be) is a latch hook wall hanging my Dad made for me 40+ years ago. It was a Christmas when we all decided to give each other a "hand made" gift. Dad made me this wall hanging, a beautiful scene of a sunset with a ship, and it hangs on my wall today. Although Dad has passed on, I smile when I look at it and remember all the good times we had!

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  20. The lap quilt is very cute! I always love your fabric lines and scrappy quilts are my favorite kind to make. I love making quilts to gift people. This year I made king sized quilts to give to my daughter and one to my sister. I like to make quilts for people in secret and not tell them I am making one for them and give them at random times during the year as a surprise.

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  21. We have 2 children, daughter and son, 2 years apart. Our daughter was crazy over the Redwall book series and our son was into anything about WW2. "Santa" brought the perfect gifts, a D Day play set arranged around the tree guarding the presents and many of the Redwall animals busily eating the nuts, fruit and candy from DD's stocking. At 6 & 8, they still believed in Santa and 20 years later this is the "remember when" Christmas they talk about. The rest of the presents sat unopened until much later in the morning. Best of all, no wrapping!

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  22. My favorite gifts to receive are gift certificates to quilt shops. I also enjoy giving table runners, hand made soaps and small kitchen gadgets to my daughter in laws. It might be time to branch out into giving pillows to my son's & grandson.

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  23. Remembering the Reason for the Season -- the greatest gift of all -- Christ Jesus!

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  24. My favorite gift was for my anniversary from my husband. He found a Featherweight at a garage sale and bought it for me. And, I love it!!!! And, now I have 3 of them. And, of course, he found them all.

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  25. My favorite gift one year was lots of gift cards from my friends to buy more fabric! And then I love to gift myself and set aside some time to stitch something up for me to keep! Good therapy for sure!

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  26. When I was three years old, I saw Santa Claus for the first time that I can remember. I am 59 now, so this was a long time ago. I asked for two things, a baby doll carriage and a toy truck. I got them both, and the joy of that Christmas will never leave me!

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  27. My Nana (long passed) made each of us grandkids a nativity set the year after we were married. We each still enjoy them and now my oldest has the Nana made for my parents proudly displayed on her family mantle!

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  28. My favorite gift ever was a surprise trip to Wichita where 8 of my friends were awaiting in a limousine to drive around and look at lights. All orchestrated by my husband! Jmh

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  29. My husband never bought me a gift before. But one Christmas he had a friend sneak a gift under the tree for me. I never enev noticed it until time to open on Christmas morning. A beautiful jewerly box! I was just stunned!

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  30. When my brothers and I were young we'd get to open one family gift on Christmas Eve. Usually it was a game we could play together. I think our favorite was Monopoly!

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  31. My favorite gift, and most used, is a casserole carrier made by my Grandma H for Christmas 1968. I married the following April and I have used this gift for the proceeding 48 years! A home sewn gift lasts and lasts. It has been used many times for transporting food to potlucks. When going through my Mom's things this past year I found the one Grandma gifted her, and brought it home to my home.

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  32. Of course what else fabric is my favorite gift. I have made quilts for so many people I can't count, so I guess this would be my favorite gift to give. Thanks.

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  33. My favorite gift of all time is a model train I received when I was 6 years old and my mother was in the sanitarium fighting her schizophrenia. It was a present from Santa and I always cherished the adventures I took on my train.

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  34. My favorite gift was Jesus, and then my family!

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  35. Books ... I always loved getting a new book My Godmother took me to a bookstore when I was 8 and let me pick out 8 books. It was the best gift ever.

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  36. My greatest gift ever was my husband helping me set up my studio so I could get around in my wheelchair. The greatest gift I gave him was the first quilt to come out of that room which was the one you made showing your layering technique with Jenny Doan and with your fabric. Thank you for your generosity with these giveaways. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  37. My favorite gift I ever received as a child was my first guitar. As an adult, I have loved giving handmade gifts so much, especially the quilt my daughter and I worked on together last year for my granddaughter. She loves that we both worked on it together. Merry Christmas and thanks for all you do for the quilting world.

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  38. My most memorable Christmas gift was a doll from the Sears catalog that I wanted even though I really was past the age of playing with dolls. She was dressed in a French schoolgirl outfit and to me she was very exotic. I was really hoping and to my delight, my parents did purchase that doll for me. Along with earrings for my newly pierced ears and a red wool blazer.
    We tended to get practical gifts, so that doll was really special to me. I still have her, decades later.

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  39. One year my son and daughter-in-law designed and constructed a gingerbread birdhouse. I still have it and it is one of my favorite gifts ever.

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  40. My favorite gift ever was my first sewing machine - I got it when I was a junior in high school. I sewed lots and lots and lots of projects on that machine.

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  41. I am hoping my favorite gift is going to be my gift to my husband this Christmas. I found his favorite photo of his mother. She is gone, but every time he would run across this photo he always says she is so pretty here. It was taken about 1928. I have gotten it framed. The framer (a long time business associate of ours) left the original cardboard frame. I am so excited to give it to him I can hardly wait.

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  42. My greatest gift was that when I first learned to quilt I make my very first log cabin quilt and gave it to my mother in law. She loves it after 35 years and said it meant so much that I would give it to her.

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  43. My favorite gift ever was a lap harp, which my husband gave me for my birthday many years ago. That harp has traveled many places and given me much comfort.

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  44. I will always remember the year my boyfriend made me a sewing desk with six drawers as a surprise. He then gave me a touch and sew singer that he custom fitted into the top-all this back in 1963. He always said he gave me these things so I could sew my wedding dress for our marriage in 1965. Memorable even today.

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  45. My favorite gift ever was a sifter I received from my parents. I was in my 20's and had my own apartment. My dad had to go back to get his Master's degree so money was tight. That is not what I wanted but I learned Christmas is about having a family who loves you not in presents.

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  46. I always wanted a horse, asked for one year after year. Never mind we lived in the city and didn't have any where to keep a horse. I was in junior high, Christmas Day we were viewing our presents and I thought my parents had misplaced my little brother's toy. I tried to give it back but my Mom called out,"That's for you, Barbara" It was a 9" wind up metal horse. It bent in the middle and could actually move over the floor. I loved it! I finally got my horse! I played with it for years and then it went on my shelf. Sometime during college it disappeared. I have never seen anything like it since. I still wonder how my Mom ever found anything like it. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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