Sunday, April 14, 2013

GiveAway!! Down Under Quilts and Bloglovin


Newsflash!!! I nearly fell off my chair when I found out Blue Mountain Daisy was mentioned in the latest edition of Down Under Quilts.


The magazine has a new feature recommending blogs to visit. I cannot say how much of an honour it is to have my humble little blog on the list!!! I'm in excellent company, above me is Basket Full of Scraps, my friend Sujata's blog about using scraps, one of my favourite blogs. There's other fabulous blogs like Dottie Angel and Material Obsession.

As you can imagine I'm very excited to see my name in print !!! After doing a happy dance in the newsagents  I bought 2 extra copies of Down Under Quilts to give away. 
Yippee - GiveAway!!!

So to win a copy I just have an easy question to ask ...

What sort of articles do you like to read in craft magazines? 

Is it the patterns that you flip to? Or reading about crafty craftsters? or even the glossy ads for fabulous new fabrics and shops? 

I'll ship here, there and everywhere so everyone can enter. 
If you're a super duper follower you can leave another comment. 
I'll randomly choose 2 lucky winners next Sunday at midday Blue Mountains, Australia time.


It looks as though Bloglovin is the new fun way to follow blogs, so I would love it if you would...
 If you follow my blog on Bloglovin and let me know I'll follow you back. 


Hi , This GiveAway is now closed - Thanks to everyone who joined in and left such great comments! :)

I'm off to check out some wonderful recommended blogs... 

Cheerio. 

80 comments:

Catskill Quilter said...

CONGRATS on having your blog listed! That is fabulous! When I read craft or quilt magazines, I do look for ideas of things to make, but I also love articles about good blogs, and also articles by my favorite designers, such as Kaffe Fassett.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower!

Donna~~ said...

I'd say I look at the photos of all the quilts and projects first, then read the instructions, and on my second pass will look at the articles and ads.

Donna~~ said...

And I'm a happy follower too. Congrats on having your blog mentioned--that's really something!

Mystica said...

Congratulations on the listing.

Chris said...

Just read it today! How exciting and my friend Jeanette has a project in the same issue ,
Well done.

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations on the magazine mention! (Am I allowed to be a teeny weeny 'green'!?) I buy magazines for pattern inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patchwork and Play said...

And, yes, I follow you (On Blog lovin' too!) !!

Chookyblue...... said...

very slowly the magazines are including more online things.........good idea.........

anne said...

Wow congratulations seeing your name in print must feel amazing. Well done. I buy magazines for the patterns and especially if there is a quilt I love. I like to read from cover to cover.

Gill said...

Congratulations!
I usually flip straight to the projects - I love a mix of large and small!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Huge congratulations!!! Totally deserved and how exciting!
I like the patterns and also interviews with crafty people!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I follow you on Bloglovin :)

Every Stitch said...

What a nice surprise for you ! I saw your blog in the list in the magazine and was not at all surprised - congratulations! Don't put me in the draw as I am already a subscriber. And I am following you on Bloglovin too - in fact I have copied all my bloglist over already.
Hilda

jednoiglec said...

I like reading some craft related articles, like in quilting trends or something like that. I don't read patterns until I'm going to use them (I just admire the works made using it:).

PS. Congrats!

Jodi said...

Congratulations - I like to get new ideas and read about other people's creative process - how they get inspired and motivated and productive.

Kathie said...

congrats well deserved I love reading your blog!
features i like in a magazine when they show how people use quilts in their homes and the tips section we can always learn a new trick!
again so happy for you!
Kathie

Fran said...

I love all of these things with craft magazines, which is why I do a quick flick through before settling in to read cover to cover. I particularly like reading interviews of fabric or pattern designers. Congrats on your blog write up, we'll deserved! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Karen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Such a worthy blog to mention. I like reading about quilters and their stories. What do you like?

Heather Bassett said...

Exciting for you. I like to read about the quiltmakers, how they have developed their ideas and skills over time and the inspiration behind quilts.
bassettkay(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz

Heather Bassett said...

I have been following for a few weeks now - really enjoy your blog, and the style of quilts you make.

Sujata Shah said...

Rachael!!!
I fell off the my chair reading this!
Congratulations! How exciting for you and I! I have been so wrapped up with Colleges this week.. haven't had done any blog reading until I came this morning to yours.
I am going to go pick me a copy of the magazine.
Hugs!

Mary said...

Rachael! Congrats! That is so wonderful, but I am not at all surprised. You are so talented on many levels. I don't read nearly as many crafty magazines as I used to, but I love the patterns and articles about crafters are always fun! Especially if I recognize the names :)

Vickie said...

Happy dancing with you Racheal! Congratulations! I've never seen Down Under Quilts over here, but I'm gonna go look for one! The first thing I look at is the pictures....D Of C will be in all the quilt magazines one day !

Vickie said...

I'm glad your on Bloglovin !

Mimi said...

Congratulations!!! I love to see the new tools, fabric lines, and quilt patterns of course! Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks!!

Quiltbenaco said...

Congratulazioni!
Posso capire la tua emozione!

Ciao

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats! I buy them for ideas, I think in about 15 years of buying the things I've only ever directly replicated one pattern from one!

Tazzie said...

How fun to find your blog up in lights in DUQ! I've followed you on Bloglovin' since I switched over - I found you a short time before that. Not sure I'm over Google Reader deciding to close, but that's a story for another day.
Hope you've had a great weekend
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

giddy99 said...

Congratulations! I read those articles with the most pictures (heh, heh)! Seriously, I go straight to the quilt patterns. I'm following you via BlogLovin'!

Melissa P said...

This is so exciting!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy to see you getting the recognition. It's fabulous!

Stacey S. said...

Congrats!
My favorite articles are the studio features. I love to see others work spaces. These really inspired me to make a permanent place for my quilting at home.

Heidi said...

I just love seeing quilts, I rarely use a pattern and like Stacey, I love to see where people create ...
so I can dream about my own studio ;-)

Reb Thack said...

I'm all about the mechanics of patterns and skills. S those are my first flip-to pages. Then it's resources, like bloggers, designers and new tools/thread/fabrics, etc.

Reb Thack said...

I've been following you for the past year or so via blog lovin!

barbara woods said...

congrats and thanks for the giveaway

barbara woods said...

i follow you gfc and bloglovin my blog is "wont-to-bequilter" thanks

lynaeve said...

I love to read the tutorials. thanks for the chance

Tamie said...

Congratulations on being mentioned. I'm not surprised. I like pictures and articles about the quilters, their sewing rooms and stash. I also love quilty inspiration.

liniecat said...

Many congrats on being in print!
I look to anything using recycled materials first, then the patterns.

liniecat said...

...and Im a follow alonga too lol

Terry said...

Hey Goodonya Girl!!!
Really nice recognition. Soon I will be abl`e to say I knew her when LOL

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Rachael....OMG you mustv'e nearly done a double flip when you read that....WOW!!!! In the Craft mags I love to read how a person came into their craft and all their background....I find this gives me a picture of them and I just love that! Great giveaway xoxo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

PS I'm a super dooper follower too LOL!

regan said...

Well, of course!, your blog would be mentioned in such a list!!! Your blog rocks! :o) Thanks for the chance, I've not seen that magazine in any of our shops! And Congrats!

regan said...

And you totally know I'm a very happy follower! :o)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That is such an awesome achievement! I love to read interviews personally. I want to know about the people behind the fabric. Of course I follow!

Jan Baker said...

I buy quilt magazines first for the quilt patterns, second for any extra information on quilting. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

Jan Baker said...

I'm a bloglovin follower. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

audrey said...

I'm already following you on bloglovin! I esp. like to read articles about crafters, their creative areas, thoughts and inspirations. Congrats on being mentioned as a blog to go check out! Super cool and very well deserved.:)

Jeneta said...

Oh how wonderful! I'm certainly not at all surprised that your blog is mentioned - it's fantastic. I read quilt magazines for the whole package - the patterns, the inspirational individuals and all the pretty pictures!

Nifty Quilts said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!! I am not surprised. Your blog IS one of the most interesting out there. You are in good company with Sujata. Both of you are at the top of my list of those who inspire me. I'm so glad the magazine noticed you!

Karen said...

Congratulations!! That is such an exciting thing to happen. And look what it has done to the number of comments already!!!
Well done and well deserved.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Congratulations to both you and Sujata! Two of my favorite people, I would follow you anywhere!!

Marg said...

Congratulations Rachael, I'm not at all surprised that your blog is mentioned. I love reading it and you always have such interesting posts.
I read the articles first, then look at the patterns and lastly search through the ads for anything new and interesting to me.
I'm already following you on Bloglovin.

marianne said...

Congratulations,must be a great feeling to read your name in the magazine.
Keep my fingers cross for the give-away.Thank You

Linda said...

Great that you were mentioned in the magazine. I've just signed up to you via Bloglovin. Put the wrong blog name, I think! It should be koshkaquilts and it would be great if you were a follower! Love to win the Giveaway, it's a super magazine.

Shay said...

Eeeekkk(that's me squealing in delight at your fabulousness !) Congratulations and well done Rachael!

Leanne said...

Hi Rachael, How exciting !!!! I was just as excited when this issue came out cause thats my quilt on the cover !!!! Thats a whole lot of squeeling between the Blue Mountains and the Hunter !!!
Congratulations. You deserve to be on the blogroll, your blog is always full of inspiration & colour and it makes me happy when I read it. L xo

Rebecca said...

I love to see articles featuring cheery quilts with beautiful color combinations. Articles about how other quilters create are great too. It's hard to find Down Under Quilts here (in Tennessee), although I love the magazine. I buy it whenever I can find a copy at a local fabric store. Rebecca

Sasha said...

Rachael! This is so incredible. I'm so happy for you and it is very well deserved. You always make such beautiful quilts =D

Sasha said...

I'm a regular follower too =D

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I love reading interviews with designers!

Lynne Shandley said...

You go, girl! Wow - you are famous! Your lovely quilts and the happiness that goes with them pays dividends :-D

I love looking at the patterns in quilt magazines - how did they put that together? - but more, I love the ads, the shops, the ways they present themselves, the dreams they entail.

Janine C said...

It's great to see an overlap between printed magazines and blogs. I love reading about crafty people and seeing photos of the things they make .. and there are never enough articles like that. I usually pull those insert patterns out and drop them in a box as I never use patterns and don't to applique (but might one day). I prefer to see a photo of a whole quilt so I can work out how it was put together rather than several arty photos of the quilt that only show bits. I also like to see letters and photos sent in by readers. I usually get good value from a magazine by looking at everything.

Barb said...

Hooray for your well deserved recognition! How wonderful for you.
Not surprised as there is always creative fun to be found here on your corner of the blog world.
congrats my friend!
I usually like to read quilt history or what inspires a quilt maker.
xx

robin said...
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robin said...

Congratulations! I like the articles with a quilt pattern. :)

robin said...

I follow with Bloglovin'. :)

Sarah_L_N said...

Congratulations! I like the recommended blogs list feature, how great that you are on it! I like to look at the patterns first, I tend to flick through the entire thing quickly, stopping at the patterns, then go back for a whole proper read afterwards :)

Sarah_L_N said...

I'm now following on bloglovin'. I'm stubbornly refusing to leave google reader until they kick me off, but I've moved all my subscriptions onto bloglovin' and feedly in preparation!

needleandspindle said...

Goodness me, what a coup! Well deserved though. You are not just a great blogger and quilter but a generous supporter of other bloggers.

My favourite thing to read in a new mag are the profiles/interviews with crafty folks and peeks into their creative spaces...I just love that. I am also an advertisement scourer!

Well done you.

Ann said...

I like to read about what inspires people, what makes them happy, what makes them want to create

Jennifer Rutherford said...

My favorite is the patterns. But I also love the amazing pics of pizewinning quilts of all kinds!

hiyacinth said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and quilts so much! To answer your question, first I look at the quilts, then I scrutinize the fabric ads, and lastly I read the technique articles.

Shakey Stitches said...

Congrats for your blog being famous.
I like reading the patterns. So many possibilities.

Shakey Stitches said...

I just found your blog today so I am a brand new follower.
I live in the mountains too. I wonder if we know each other hehe.

leanne said...

congratulations Rachael - can't wait to get a copy of this one :)

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