Celebrate Back to School

Posted on August 25, 2012 by prairiemoonquilts in Give-Aways

Michele over at the Quilting Gallery is once again hosting a Blog Hop Party with give-aways, this time to celebrate getting back to school.

Doesn’t this time of year just have a certain “feel” to it? It makes me want to go to the store and shop till I drop for school supplies. I sort of have a fetish for those items as it is . . . this just gives me an excuse and keeps me from looking weird. Well . . . at least as far as having a shopping cart full of school supplies goes . . .

For those of you who have kids, back to school might just mean that you have a little more time to yourself to spend quilting (then again, it might not — I remember those days so well).

But just in case it does (one can always dream), I’m giving away a grab bag of quilting supplies, a Quilter’s Back to School goodie bag.

Here’s some of what’s included:

But this is just part of what’s included. I’m up to about ten items, and I’ll keep adding more from now until the give-away closes, just as I run across them, because . . .

My Cowboy looked around the studio the other day and said, “Wooooww, there’s a lot of stuff in this room,” accompanied by an incredulous shake of the head.

So before he nominates me for an episode of Hoarders, I’ve decided he’s right, and I should pass on some of the stuff I have duplicates of, or things I will never get around to using. I’m starting with these things.

I mean, really, how many needle cases do I need?

And all my rulers are already covered with the non-slip sticky stuff.

And once I’ve made a quilt from a pattern, it’s unlikely I’ll make it a second time.

And all the extras I bought when that quilt shop was going out of business? Yeh, too much stuff!

It’s only fair to pass these things on. So that’s what will be included in my give-away package. Quilting supplies and goodies (and I promise at least one piece of fabric). Most of it is new, although a couple things might be gently used (like a pattern I’ve used once or something like that). And you don’t even have to shop for any of it.

You’re actually helping me out by saving me from being buried alive in all my extra quilting stuff! (And it’ll make My Cowboy happy.) And he’s properly shamed me into staying away from all the back to school sales. I have enough Sharpies and notebooks for now.

So please enter to win, and I’ll be thrilled to send this stuff off to you pronto (before the floor of my studio gives way).

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. It’s open to anyone anywhere. I’ll draw for a winner on September 3.

And don’t forget to visit the Blog Hop page, where you can go find lots of other folks who are also having give-aways, and enter to win all kinds of other stuff as well.


0 responses to “Celebrate Back to School”

  1. Betsy Albertson says:

    Hi Shelly, thanks for the chance at your giveaway, I see something I really need on your giveaway and that is the spot remover! πŸ™‚

  2. I’d love to win something–especially if I knew it would mean helping someone get rid of surplus goodness.

  3. Bev Gunn says:

    your sewing area sounds like mine-full to overflowing and then some! That spot remover is great-gets out the dribbles of morning coffee that somehow seem to get on my work clothes!

  4. Debra Lee says:

    I guess that makes me a hoarder too!

  5. Lori K says:

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  6. Gene Black says:

    I could use a nice needle case…at present I am using a recycled Altoids tin. I love quilt “stuff” please enter me for a chance to win.

  7. Libby says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! If you saw my quilting supplies you would understand why I soooo want to win. I have the opposite problem, I showed my ‘cowboy’ a picture of a proper stash and even he acknowledged how pathetic mine is in comparison! Take pity!

  8. Trish says:

    I’m guilty of hiding purchases from my husband. Just thot I would share that with you.

  9. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    somewhat related; I cleaned out two clothes closets and one shoe closet this summer, and gave away 8 kitchen-size trash bags of clothes, and 2.5 same-size bags of shoes… egad. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  10. Ranch Wife says:

    Ah! A goodie bag that keeps on growing! If I gave DH a say in what to giveaway, I would be left with empty shelves. Thank you for your generous giveaway…or should I thank your cowboy? πŸ™‚

  11. Laura says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!

  12. Eileen says:

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. Lyn M says:

    I would love to win. Thanks

  14. jmniffer says:

    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway…anything to keep your Cowboy happy, right?!

  15. Heather says:

    I really enjoy your writing style. Will post my entry now and next I’m going to browse some of your other posts.

  16. Lindsay says:

    Thank you so much for a lovely giveaway! I think all quilters are possible nominees for hoarders, though!

  17. Hilachas says:

    What a lovely giveway. I love surprises and would love to be the one opening that giveaway bag. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  18. lynaeve says:

    Sounds like an awesome giveaway

  19. Carla G says:

    Thanks for a chance to win a parcel of quilting goodies! πŸ™‚

  20. Jennie P. says:

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

  21. Betsy says:

    Β Thank you for the chance to win such a great prizes


  22. Leonie says:

    ha back to school means much less sewing time for me – as I actually have to go there (well university lectures)- Thanks for the chance!

  23. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. There’s something very fun about a mystery bag of goodies!

  24. Tanya says:

    Ooooo fab give away, how exciting. I should really go and do some ironing rather than entering all these give aways!!! x

  25. With any luck, from your hoard to mine!

  26. Like I need more stuff in my studio! LOL. I need to do the same thing you’re doing, as my Cowboy says the same thing to me all the time! My blog reader just updated (it must not have been lately) with five new posts from you! So, either you’re a blogging fool in one day, or my blog reader wasn’t updating! Sorry I’ve been missing out! I’m catching up now!

  27. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway.

  28. Cathy says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I am sorta new to blogging. This is a great way to see so many blogs and enter in there giveaways. Thanks. Oh and we really need to keep our Cowboys happy. πŸ™‚

  29. Carolyn says:

    Well there lil lady I’d reckon I’d behappier than a pigg in poo to give you a helping hand and a new place to bunk down those goodies ;o)
    Thank you for the chance

  30. Amy C says:

    Terrific giveaway! I love your humour – and I can totally imagine your sewing room as a sewing paradise as it sounds like it is full of fantastic stuff!! I’d love to do a trolley dash in there πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win your goodies.

  31. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I’m always willing to help out, and you know making your ‘cowboy’ happy is a good thing.

  32. Katie Y. says:

    Great idea for your giveaway! I’m somewhat new to sewing, and brand new to quilting. I managed to make a baby quilt, and I am quite proud of it. Any items that will help me with quilting are wonderful πŸ™‚

  33. Janet says:

    I haven’t quite reached the point where I have too much stuff πŸ™‚ Except for scraps – I have tons of those…

  34. Judy says:

    WOW what a great giveaway! I have also been cleaning and passing on some of my treasures.

  35. Karen A says:

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I enjoy seeing what other quilters are doing.

  36. Marcia Kosturock says:

    Whooo hooooo! For a new quilter, this sounds like a dream giveaway!! Thank you for a chance to win.

  37. Brenda Hulsey says:

    Oh good thing your cowboy is nudging you about your stuff in your room! Sounds like one lucky person will reap the benefits!

  38. Anita says:

    Does the spot remover actually work!?!?! =) I’d love to win this giveaway. Thanks for a chance.

  39. Mary says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your great giveaway. I think someone would say the same thing about me having too much stuff. Is that possible?

  40. Haley says:

    Sounds like a perfect way to organize a giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

  41. annmarie says:

    Ohhhh – goodie bags are the best! I love surprises. Great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Mimi says:

    I love surprises!!! Thanks for the chance to win your most generous giveaway!!
    micheletimms at gmail dot com

  43. Lori Morton says:

    OOOOOOOOOOH Wowie!! How exciting!! would love to help you thin out your room! (& help make your cowboy happy!) LOL

    Thanks for chance to win!! πŸ™‚

  44. Tanya says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Gwen Windham says:

    Surprise quilting goodies!!! Heaven!!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the chance to win!! πŸ™‚

  46. Becky Greene says:

    What a fun giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win and to help save your studio πŸ™‚

  47. Winona says:

    I have more stuff than I have room for, yet I just came home from Joanns. You know I bought something, right? LOL Great giveaway.

  48. Donna Joy says:

    Thanks for sharing quilting supplies, always need that, love surprises.

  49. Lori Smanski says:

    I will glady help you out. This would help my almost non existant supply.

  50. Dee says:

    I’ve never tried this spot remover….very cool.

  51. Deborah says:

    G’Day from Australia! Such a generous person you are to share your abundance in this giveaway hop. Thank you!

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  52. Nancy says:

    Always happy to help out a fellow quilter in need!!

  53. Samantha says:

    I’d love to have some of your hoard extra stuff! Hubby says if I can keep my stuff contained in the “area” we designated togther as mine that I can have all the stuff I want! So far so good as I’m on a no shopping and finishing stuff jag! He never said I couldn’t WIN stuff though! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks again!

  54. Kim says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway! I know what you mean about Hoarders, but really….men just don’t understand how much stuff we NEED to be good quilters, right?

  55. Mary says:

    It is amazing how things can accumulate. Thanks for sharing your “hoard”.

  56. Karen O says:

    Ooh, a sewing studio! It would be so fun to have a dedicated space. Mine is the corner of my bedroom. πŸ™‚

  57. M says:

    I’d be happy to reduce your stash:)

  58. Jeneta Masson says:

    Love the black and white fabric with the splash of red!

  59. Fleurette says:

    I would love to enter for this fantastic giveaway. Thank you so much.

  60. Beulah says:

    Poor Cowboy just doesn’t understand…he really should have no worries about the hoarding…I mean stash πŸ™‚ until it invades his ‘man cave’ … πŸ˜€

  61. Leigh R. says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.

  62. Hueisei says:

    Oh. Cool giveaway! I’d love to win. Thanks!

  63. Gun Adrian says:

    What an exciting give-away! I really hope IΒ΄ll win. Thank you for the chance!!!!!
    Gun, Sweden

  64. Leah says:

    I do believe I have space in my craft area to accommodate these wonderful goodies. πŸ™‚

  65. Sue says:

    What a fun giveaway! My iron spat scale onto a white sashing, I could really use the spot remover!

  66. gibberish says:

    What a wonderful sense of humor you have, thanks for the chuckle.
    Thanks also for the giveaway!
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

  67. Joyce Carter says:

    Thank you for the chance to win some amazing prizes. (I keep my sewing room door closed so hubby doesn’t go in there or my room would be empty by now.)

  68. Kathy h says:

    I am always willing to help someone clear out their extras! And I know how you feel about the school supplies. I only have 1 child left in school and that is in college so hedoesn’t need as many school supplies as before. I look to see if there is anything I would like and usually get a new box of crayons to do some appliquΓ© or embroidery.

  69. Deanna says:

    From one stash to another, love it….

  70. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!

  71. Shirley says:

    What a generous giveaway!

  72. JLVerde says:

    Cool giveaway. I love “mystery” style giveaways (I buy most of my fabric that way, in “mystery grab bags”).

  73. Thanks for the great giveaway. I know I have lots of stuff to get rid of too.

  74. Kay says:

    A sewing surprise sounds like lots of fun, thank you for the giveaway.

  75. apple blossom says:

    nice surprise

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  76. I cross my fingers. thank you for this chance. hugs from Italy

  77. Pam K says:

    Sounds like a great way to share the things you made. I’d love one of them too.

  78. Lisa Cox says:

    How generous of you. It looks and sounds like a wonderful prize package.

  79. Lori says:

    I would be happy to take it all off your hands! And who doesnt like a happy cowboy? Thanks. = )

  80. Jennifer says:

    Haha well it’s a fun way to declutter! Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. Cecilia says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I would love towin this “goodie” bag so that I can share the contents with my weekly sit n sew group. πŸ™‚

  82. Sharon says:

    This is so sweet of you! It is perfect for those of us who are new to quilting and still trying to build up fabric stashes and other quilting goodies.

  83. Joyce Mosby says:

    thanks for the giveaway-such fun!

  84. marjorie says:

    What a generous giveaway!! Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  85. Emily C says:

    I know what ya mean. My MIL thinks I hoard and I have a very small stash with less then 20 prints. But then she considers it hoarding if you keep anything longer then 3-4 months and haven’t used it for something. (and no if I win you won’t be causing trouble for me, I just ignore her)

  86. MarciaW says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I live on my brother’s farm and he was feeding the cattle before dawn in anticipation of Issac weather.
    Your surprises will be great to win, as we don’t have any spot remover or ruler gripper thingies.

  87. Shirley says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. greetings from northern British Columbia, Canada

  88. Susan says:

    Always happy to help you keep your Cowboy happy! Happy Cowboys are a good thing!!!

  89. MaryLou says:

    Hey a surprise is always nice- plus helping a fellow quilting spread their resourses around. Thanks for the chance to win – maybe!!!

  90. MaryLou says:

    Hey a surprise is always nice- plus helping a fellow quilter spread their resourses around. Thanks for the chance to win – maybe!!!

  91. Margie says:

    Wow, sounds like an awesome goodie bag !! I would love to win it and use all of the things in it ! This time of year does have a certain feel, it makes me want to sew ! Thank you for this opportunity !

  92. Jenny says:

    Quilting related surprises are the BEST kind of surprises!

  93. Lee says:

    I smiled when I read your post and thank for the generous giveaway! How fun! surprises!

  94. Kathleen Vits says:

    Love the idea to helping you de CPU Ther not sure my other half would agree maybe if I win I should send you something from over here I return !!

  95. Great giveaway its always nice to de-stash when needed.

  96. shannon c. says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! It sounds like you have a bunch of fun miscellaneous stuff!

  97. Alison says:

    Looks like this will be a fun giveaway!

  98. Mom C says:

    My hubby seldom sticks his head in my sewing room. Some days I can hardly find the room to walk. Right now it’s actually somewhat clear. But I don’t comment on his shop either. But your loss is our gain. Thanks.

  99. carolyn says:

    thanks so much for the giveaway–lots of goodies to look forward to if I’m the winner

  100. MaryBeth says:

    One quilter’s hoard is another quilter’s stash (or something like that). Thanks for the chance to win the goodies.

  101. bonnie says:

    but you can never have enough stuff… I don’t let my hubby in the sewing room…

  102. Sheila says:

    Wow ,thanks for the chance for your great giveaway , I would love to help you out with your extras

  103. Anda says:

    Many thanks for the chance to win the mystery goodies! awolk at rogers dot com

  104. Kathy says:

    You just make it irresistible to help you out by taking something out of your hoarding hands:)
    Thanks for the smile

  105. Kathy says:

    You’re cowboy is funny!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

  106. pippa says:

    thanks for a great prize

  107. Angela says:

    Thanks for sharing I am sure whomever the winner is will be proud to help you stay off the horders show.

  108. Mhairi says:

    I love reading blogs because it makes me realise that my sewing room is not messy or crowded, it is normal and how a quilting room should look! Thanks for helping me feel better about my sewing room.

  109. SamanthaK says:

    I don’t think anyone who is a quilter or even a scrapbooker should be allowed to be called a hoarder—You never know when you may need that certain one thing!! I had checked out a few pictures on Moda’s Show us your Stash party-and it makes me feel OK with the stuff I have and how my sewing room looks!! Thanks for the chance of winning some goodies!!

  110. QuiltSue says:

    I love the idea of almost a mystery prize goodie bag.

  111. Bonnie Larson says:

    great giveaway. Love Grab bags – each item is a great surprise. Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway and good luck to all the particpants

  112. marg corrigan says:

    Sounds great

  113. I love fall for the same reasons. The air just feels different πŸ™‚ I don’t remember shopping for school supplies when I was young but for some reason I’m tempted every year to do it now!
    This is a great idea for you giveaway. Thank you!

  114. mary says:

    How nice for us that your cowboy thinks you have too much stuff! Thank you so for your fun giveaway!

  115. Mara says:

    I would love to help you clear out your “clutter”.

  116. Elisabetta says:

    I have a cowboy too that doesn’t understand my passion of sewing and quilting, but who cares? everyone has his/her own (mine is mad with horses, lucky me they don’t enter in the house) ^^)
    I would love to have some of your stuff ^_^

  117. janey says:

    Aw I would love to help you out – one hoarder to another type kind of helping… LOL our study is slowly becoming MY study… πŸ˜‰
    He only has to build me a sun room at the back and I can move there… very happy to do so infact πŸ˜‰
    J x

  118. Cassandra says:

    You’re so generous to share your overflow with other quilters! I can’t wait to see what your hubby says after you’ve mailed everything out. πŸ˜‰

    Happy quilting!!

  119. Well Cowgirl, Merry Christmas incase I dont get to talk to you again…

  120. Judi says:

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! You’ve already got a decent pile of goodies there πŸ™‚

  121. Julie says:

    Sounds like a great giveaway!!!

  122. LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. Kathy says:

    I think giving away a pattern that you have used is so great. It will make the winner feel like a close friend. When I have a great pattern I like to share it with my friends and I love it when they share with me. So thank you for this giveaway.

  124. Jocelyn says:

    Shelly, thanks for such a way cool giveaway. I know you are going to make your cowboy happy. And One very happy winner too πŸ™‚

  125. Susan says:

    What a fun give-away! Thanks for participating!

  126. Victoria says:

    Love the idea of this giveaway! Grab bags are such fun!!

  127. Britany H says:

    Well, I think I need to go through some of my sewing things to and pass along things I have had as long as I have been sewing. The problem is I need to do that with my whole house! I told my mom we need to have a family garage sale and save the money for a big family time at a resort. There has been a lot of us moving around and we all have so much stuff, yet I am still trying to win things πŸ™‚

  128. Erin says:

    Well you definitely don’t want to get so bad that you could be on Hoarders – poor people. Thanks for the giveaway!

  129. Dina Newton-Edwards says:

    It’s great to share with other people who have similar interests, isn’t it?

  130. Wendy Rodger says:

    That looks a terrific bundle that you are putting together. Thank you.

  131. Irina De Juan says:

    you’re very generous! thanks for the chance

  132. VickiT says:

    Oh how fun. I LOVE getting surprise packages in the mail.

    One of my boys have to move back home with his family and both of them keep telling me I am not allowed to buy anything else for my sewing room. I guess trying to make her realize how lucky she was going to be when I’m gone to get all this stuff wasn’t the right way to go about telling them there is still stuff I need(want) to buy. I think that might be what scared her the most. LOL BUT……..they never said I can’t WIN stuff. HA Mom’s always figure out a way around things. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the chance.

  133. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I really like Grandma’s Spot Remover. Thanks for a chance to win.

  134. Becky says:

    Hi, I could use anything you want to give. I’m a new quilter, so still need tools and of course I can always use fabric.

  135. cute post!! thanks for the fun!!

  136. Tamie says:

    I love surprise packages. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  137. Awe, come on, don’t you want to reach S.A.B.L.E? (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy).
    Also from Missouri

  138. Mary says:

    My husband has been helping me sort and fold (some of) my stash. He was amazed LOL. Thanks for the chance to win.

  139. Dana says:

    What a great givaway!!! thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  140. I’m packed and ready to go back to school πŸ™‚

  141. Sandra Timmons says:

    WOW – A Quilter’s Back to School goodie bag full of quilting supplies. That is so neat and so needed by all of us quilters. What a really thoughtful giveaway. I am a new follower of your but I do so want to come back again and visit ya. Thank you so much for taking the time to join in the Blog Hop and giving us the chance to win that goodie bag.

    Sandi T.

  142. wendy says:

    what a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance

  143. Thanks for the giveaway!

  144. Betty says:

    Haven’t managed to build up a stash yet as I’m new at this. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  145. Ida says:

    I’m all for keeping the cowboy happy. Send that surprise package this way! Thanks for a chance to win!

  146. Shelley C says:

    I too have ‘stuff’. I had it all under control until a neighbor dropped off all her quilting stuff..she’s in her 80’s and not wanting to do it any more. Alot of it is ‘old school’. Will pass some along sometime soon.

  147. Deb says:

    I’d love to be included…I’m sure you have some great stash!

  148. Love grab bags of stuff. How generous of you – and crafty at the same time. Thanks.

  149. Oh my goodness, I loved your description of your floor being in danger of falling in! My studio is on our third floor and I’ve quilted for 30 years (aka fabric collected)…should I be worried? Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  150. Cheryl says:

    I’d be happy to win some of your hoarded goodies. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

  151. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the chance at a wonderful giveaway

  152. Connie says:

    What a fun giveaway!! Thanks!

  153. Judy says:

    Wow! Great giveaway.

  154. Karrie Smith says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  155. Donna Gonzalez says:

    This looks like the best giveaway! I can’t wait to open your pile of goodies! πŸ™‚

  156. You have found some very fun things for the blog hop giveaway. I have heard of the grandma’s secret – does it work great?
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for sharing your generous giveaway gifts.
    Regards from western Canada,

  157. Rosa Robichaud says:

    Hi There!

    Remember me? Rosa from up Canada??? *VBG*

    Please add my name into your contest hat.

    Thanks a bunch!

    Rosa Robichaud
    Saint John NB

  158. Maria Kievit says:

    Love the idea of destashing this way. Maybe I’ll have to participate in being on a blog hop, just to get rid of my stash…. thanks for sharing.

  159. susie says:

    Lovely way to give a giveaway! I too, have way too much in my “in case I need this” stash.


  160. Debby Hames says:

    would love the chance to have treasure frome someone else’s treasure!! thanks for the opportunity

  161. Trinity H. says:

    Awesome! A grab box! Thanks for the giveaway!

  162. Sherri D says:

    I am not a spring cleaner, I seem to get in the mood to clean house and organize things in the fall! Thanks for participating in the blog hop with such a wonderful prize too!

  163. Sue says:

    Great giveaway! And think, we are helping you out by not letting you be a hoarder! Isn’t that great of us?

  164. Mary Ellen says:

    What a great idea for a giveaway as they are items you know we sewers & quilters can use. Thank you.

  165. Nicole Sender says:

    I would love to win your gently used items!

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