Quilt Show & Give Away

Welcome to Happy 2 Stitch!  Same blog as I Rather Quilt, just a new name and a new web address.  All previous posts have been imported.  A give away is being offered for the occasion which will be simply detailed at end of post.

A few weeks ago I attended my first quilt show in 2014.  It was hosted by the Oakland County Quilt Guild in Michigan.  Listed below are only a few of the wonderful quilts that were neatly hung in a church gymnasium.

This is Part One.  Part Two will follow in a few days.  Each quilt is followed by a photo of exhibit tag with name of maker(s).  The close up of tag also shows the pretty fabrics and stitching better than the larger images.  Please do not pin these images on Pinterest.

This online quilt show will start with one of my favorite patterns, Aunt Millie's Garden by Piece O Cake Designs.  The pattern is on my bucket list.  Actually, there were two similar quilts at this show.  The second Aunt Millie's will be shown in Part Two.

Below is the sweetest quilt displayed.  The maker embellished the printed panels with trim.  Super cute!

Below is a Wall Hanging

Part 2 of quilt show will be posted within a few days.

GIVEAWAY Now Closed.

Now for the the free give away.  A brand-new fabric mechanical pencil for marking your quilting lines.  I discovered this pencil while hand quilting Rhett & Scarlett.  The fine white chalk lead made neat and tidy lines on the dark fabric.  It easily brushes/rubs/erases off.  It is the best marker that I have found to date and trust me I have tried lots over the years.  It is made by Fons & Porter.

To be entered into the drawing is leave a comment on this post. That's it!  Give-away entry is from now until Sunday, April 27, midnight EST.  

A name will be randomly drawn on Monday, and I will contact the winner by email.  Should I not be able to contact the person via email within 24 hours, then I shall go to the second name drawn.  The winner's first name and blog name, if applicable, will be posted also.

This give-away is not being sponsored by Fons & Porter.  I am just happy to share a tool that I found to be beneficial in the hand quilting process.  Pencil will be shipped first-class mail to U.S. and international bloggers.


  1. Thanks for sharing pictures from the show! Such beautiful quilts. Love them all!

  2. Beautiful quilts! Congratulations on your new blog home. And thanks for the giveaway...I'd love to try out that pencil! :0)

  3. I really like your new blog layout, and thanks for posting pictures of the quilt show. Please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for the chance to win.
    Kate, Bristol, UK.

  4. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts and a fun give away!

  5. Would love to try that, thanks for the chance