I promised that when the QuiltMyPhone Twitter account reached 1,000 followers, I would start giving away quilt inspired stuff to the loyal folks who are on my mailing list. Well, that day has arrived, so let the fun begin!
So what do you have to do to win? Just be on the mailing list and leave a brief comment on the blog post for the week. I'll use random.org to select a winner from everyone on my mailing list who enters a blog comment for that week. The winner's name will be announced in next week's blog post on Friday, September 7.This week's giveaway prize is a 10" neoprene zippered case that features the Thornburg Log Cabin quilt from the Permanent Collection of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. The case is so versatile. It holds any 10" tablet (iPad 1,2,and 3; Toshiba Thrive, Galaxy Tab 10, etc.), netbook, or Kindle plus charger and cords. It is great for travel and it easily slips into a briefcase or carry-on bag. I have been told that it also works great as a travel case for piecework. The classic design is appropriate for men and women. And, the neoprene fabric helps protect your electronic stuff from bumps and scratches too. So get those comments in by Thursday, September 6!
New Preppy Vintage Design
There is so much going on at Quilt My Phone that I hardly know where to begin! So I'll just jump in. First, I have a new vintage quilt design called Preppy Vintage. The quilt that inspired the design was being sold on ebay as a "cutter" quilt -- that is, one meant to be cut up and used for crafts, etc. I saw it and just fell in love with the pink and green color scheme. It reminded me of my days at the University of Virginia when "preppy" was the style. Pink and green ruled! One reason it is a new favorite is that you can see every single bit of wear and tear that the quilt has seen, faithfully reproduced in fine detail on the flexible plastic case.It is shown on an iPhone 4/4s case in the photo but it is also available for many other models. Looks especially good on a white phone! To see this design and more, visit the website.
Diary of a Quilter Giveaway Winner!
| |Many of you participated in the giveaway that Quilt My Phone sponsored on the Diary of a Quilter blog. I must give a special thank you to Amy Smart, who has a wonderful blog and a really responsive group of subscribers. More than 150 of you joined the mailing list and close to 50 of you "Liked" the QuiltMyPhone Facebook page.Using a random number generator, I selected a winner from all of the entries and stitchfabric4me won! Congratulations and please email me with your mailing address! | |
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50% Off today only on Zippered Folios
For just a few hours, all zippered folios on the Quilt My Phone site are 50% off! This is a great deal and one that doesn't come along very often. These cases make great cases for your 7" tablet or e-reader (including Kindle Fire) or for a travel case for small piecework, or as a quilt journal! So many uses. One woman at a quilt show told me she was going to use hers as a case for her diabetes testing equipment!To get this great price, just use the code DEALS4SCHOOL at checkout! The code expires at 4:00 p.m. Pacific time.
Sending good wishes for a happy summer full of quilts,
Happy News today! Quilt My Phone just received the go-ahead to create and market a line of cases for phones, tablets and laptops featuring vintage quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Permanent Collection! It is great news for the museum as well, since they will receive a royalty for each case sold. Now, you can shop and do good at the same time!And these cases are gorgeous! Well of course they are; they're based on gorgeous vintage quilts! I'm dying to show them to you but I need to take time to make sure that everything is in order and that I have an accurate history to share for each quilt.In the meantime, please join our mailing list to be among the first to see and buy a case from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Case Collection! And of course, tell your quilting friends!
Thank you for visiting today! Between now and December 17*, you can enter for a chance to win a beautiful quilt-inspired protective case for an electronic device of your choice -- your cell phone, iPhone, iPad, tablet, netbook, laptop, BlackBerry, Samsung Galaxy S, or other device. Pick from our gallery of vintage quilt designs or put one of your own creations on your device.
* My original post said the 15th but the blog hop party lasts until the 17th, so you can enter until then! Thanks!
To enter, just do two things:
That's it! On December 16, we'll announce our winner!
- Join the Quilt My Phone mailing list (sign-up in the right hand column); and
- Leave your answer to this question as a comment to this blog post: What is your favorite traditional quilt pattern (e.g., Cathedral Window, Drunkard's Path, Log Cabin, etc.)
While you are waiting to find out if you won, take a look at our new venture, Quilt My Phone, whose mission is to put quilt images on popular products like phone, tablet, and laptop cases! We have some beautiful vintage quilt designs to choose from and we are adding more every day. It is hard to imagine not wanting to share your love of quilting on your phone and your other cases, isn't it?! Well, now you don't have to wait. Expecting a new iPad or Kindle as a holiday gift? Get a quilt cover for it!
Don't forget to visit all the other blogs that are participating in the Blog Hop Party!
For the past few days I have been getting packages in the mail that contain some of the quilts that will be part of the Quilt My Phone image collection. Below is a sneak peek at one of them that I think will be great for adding a monogram or initials. Love the little hearts in the background quilting! Now, back to the creating...
Thanks for visiting the site, which is almost ready to launch! It has been a wild month since I first had the idea for Quilt My Phone while in Houston, Texas at the International Quilt Festival. I'm still lining up vintage quilt sources, and setting up the website to accommodate online shopping as well as use during quilt shows.
The key to succeeding, I think, is to assemble a very high-quality set of quilt and textile images and that has not been easy. To kickstart the collection, I have purchased some vintage quilts and I am in the process of having them professionally photographed. One of them will be selected for the background to the Quilt My Phone logo. But I can't do that forever or I'll exhaust my resources!
Several leads to great photographic sources are in the works but if you like the idea of promoting quilt images on phones and laptops, and you know of a source for high-quality quilt images, please send them my way!
This is one of the vintage quilts that is enroute! Not a great photograph but it gives you a good idea of the yummy colors headed my way!