AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun: Winners!


Prizes for the AMB Mystery Quilt BOM #9 winners

A big thanks to all who shared their beautiful AMB Mystery Quilt entries for Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun.  We received many entries for the final block in the Our Land Mystery BOM series.  In addition to the blocks posted on Monday, we also received the following entries from Carolyn Walsh and Laura Johnson seen here:


Before we announce the winners, many thanks to those who followed the AMB Mystery BOM quilt.  Even if you jumped in halfway during the series, or were with us from the start, we greatly appreciate you following our BOM and sharing your lovely block creations with everyone here in the blogosphere!

And now for the winners of Block 9…..

Jennifer Barnes:



Michelle Stachowiak:



Lori Ferrari-McCoy:


Congratulations!  I’ll be contacting you through email to confirm shipping details for your prizes!

Stay tuned  next Monday for another post about the AMB Mystery Quilt.

Remember to share your blocks on Instagram tagged with #AMBmystery , or email a pic directly to us: info at Clothworks dot com .

Here’s a list of all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.



Cherry Mint Giveaway over at Suzy Quilts!

Cherry Mint Fat Quarters- just one of the prizes in the Suzy Quilts Giveaway!

Cherry Mint Fat Quarters- just one of the prizes in the Suzy Quilts Giveaway!

Cherry Mint, the first Clothworks release from multi-talented artist, Reika Hunt, is featured in a giveaway happening now over at Suzy Quilts.


Suzy’s traditional-meets-minimal quilt pattern, Stars Hollow, could not be more perfect in capturing the loveliness of  Cherry Mint !

Head over to Suzy Quilts to participate in the Stars Hollow + Cherry Mint Giveaway for a chance to win one of the following:

Cherry Mint Fat Quarter Bundle

Stars Hollow Quilt Bundle

A $50 Credit on Longarm Quilting from Sew Shabby Quilting 


And by the way….Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting is the maker of that gorgeous Stars Hollow quilt in Cherry Mint seen above.

Good luck!



AMB Mystery BOM: Winners of Block 6 ‘Canyonlands’


A big thanks to all for sharing your Block 6 ‘Canyonland’ entries with us.  We’ve selected 3 winners from this month’s round of entries to win some of these fab American Made Brand prizes shown above.

Congratulations to:

Vera Patterson:


Michelle Stachowiak:


Jennifer Barnes:


I’ll be contacting the winners by email for their mailing address information.

Stay posted for next Monday’s American Made Brand Mystery BOM post to see the revealing of Block 7!

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 4 The Mountains Are Calling- Winners

Prizes Block 4

August is over, and now it’s time to select the winners for Block 4- The Mountains Are Calling.  Many thanks to all of you who shared their blocks-nice work!!  The prizes for this months’s challenge are shown in the pic above.

We received one final entry since posting all of the Block 4 submissions this past Monday.  Carolyn Walsh shared this photo of her block with me.  Carolyn wasn’t quite happy with her first attempt at Block 4 that she originally shared, so after a good night’s rest, with seams ripped out and new triangles replaced, Carolyn sent me her re-do of Block 4, as shown below.  Great job!!  Carolyn learned a lot while constructing Block 4, and now considers starch, her best friend! 🙂

Carolyn Walsh Block 4

And now, without further ado, let’s announce our 3 randomly selected winners.

Michelle Stachowiak:

Michelle Stachowiak Block 4

Summer King:

Summer King Block 4

Sue Pecotte:

Sue Pecotte Block 4

Congratulations, everyone!  We’ll be contacting you by email for your shipping address to send your prizes.

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 4 current blocks in the links below:

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

Stay tuned here to the Works as we unveil the newest installment, Block 5, of the AMB Mystery BOM Quilt to be posted this Monday, September 5th, 2016.  Check back here to see where we’ll continue the journey across ‘Our Land’!



Winners Announced: Clothworks Fabric Giveaway for Frosty Fun

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Many thanks to all who participated in the Clothworks Fabric Giveaway for Frosty Fun!  We received a fair amount of comments here on the The Works and it sounds like everyone is anxious for cooler weather.

Out of all the comments, 2 were selected at random to win one panel each from the Frosty Fun collection by designer Sue Zipkin.  Below is a picture of the panels folded to show just one of the adorable snowmen motifs.

frosty fun folded panels

We’d like to congratulate the following lucky winners selected randomly from our comments:

Susan N.



Congratulations!  I will be contacting you two through email to get your shipping addresses to send your Frosty Fun fabric panels!

Thanks again for those who participated and stay posted for more Clothworks fabric giveaway opportunities here on The Works.

Fun Friday: Clothworks Fabric Giveaway- Frosty Fun!

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Frosty Fun, the newest Clothworks collection by designer Sue Zipkin, has been shipping to a LQS near you.  Though snowmen and frolicking winter fun seem like a distant memory as most of us are enduring record-setting heat this summer, hopefully a Clothworks Fabric Giveaway will help beat the heat!

Up for grabs in this Clothworks Fabric Giveaway are 2 Fabric Panels from the Frosty Fun fabric collection.  Shown below are the panels folded to show one of the playful illustrations of the cute snowmen, chickadee resting on his carrot nose.

frosty fun folded panels

Here’s what the full Frosty Fun Panel looks like, unfolded:

frosty fun panel

Here’s how to enter the Frosty Fun Fabric Giveaway by Clothworks:

  1.  Leave ONE COMMENT only on this post.  Please post the name of a fabric shop that is carrying Frosty Fun.  Use the Find-a-Shop store feature on the Clothworks website to look up a shop. UPDATE August 5, 2016 9:00 a.m. PDT:  It seems that we are having some technical difficulties with the Store Locator for Frosty Fun. We have alerted the computer wizards!  My apologies to all of you who discovered this.  Your comment will still be valid & we thank you for bringing this to our attention.  In the meantime, new commenters:  please post ONE COMMENT about what you would create with this Frosty Fun panel.
  2. Post your comment no later than Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:59 p.m. PDT.
  3. This contest is only open to contestants with a USA shipping address.
  4. 2 winners will be selected at random drawing from the comments.  The winners will be announced here on the blog next Friday, August 12, 2016.  We’ll contact the winners for their shipping address.

Good Luck!


Clothworks Fabric Giveaway: 25 Days of Christmas

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It’s that time again….time for another Clothworks Fabric Giveaway!  With Christmas in July, it’s only appropriate to host a fabric giveaway in honor of the new holiday release, aptly called 25 Days of Christmas by designer Anne Bollman.  This adorable collection has a wide array of prints including hand-drawn polka dots, snowflakes, tossed peppermint candies, colorful gift-wrapped presents, and quirky ornaments amidst the tree branches.  The main focus print of the collection is a panel sporting an advent calendar-inspired print with Anne Bollman’s (Anne Was Here) charming and whimsical characters frolicking around in the holiday spirit.

Fat quarters

Up for grabs in this Clothworks Fabric Giveaway for 25 Days of Christmas is one fat quarter pack with each of the 16 coordinate prints, plus one panel- to go to one lucky winner.

Here’s how to enter into the fabric giveaway here on the Works:

  1.  Leave only one comment after this blog post.  Please use the Find a Shop feature to locate a shop that stocks the 25 Days of Christmas.  Please list the name of the shop in your comment.  Only one comment per person.
  2. Please leave your comment no later than Monday July 18th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
  3. The Clothworks Fabric Giveaway for the 25 Days of Christmas fabric is open to those with a USA shipping address.

One comment will be randomly selected from all who post a comment.  The winner will be announced here on the Works next Tuesday, July 19th, 2016.

Best of luck!

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: BLOCK 2 – Prizes!

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Cue fireflies and potato sack races – it’s nearly the end of Month 2 of our AMB Mystery Quilt and The Most Perfect Hill block. Let’s take a look at what you’ve been making! The blocks received are all eligible to win these fabric prizes!  As a reminder, we’ll choose winners randomly from all the blocks posted on Instagram with hashtag #AMBmystery or received at info at Clothworks dot com. You still have a few days before the end of the month to send a photo, so don’t forget!

Last week, our talented blog readers sent in the following versions of The Most Perfect Hill Blocks.

Jennifer Barnes:

Jennifer Barnes sdjg@pacbell Block 2

Barbara Roberts used a combination of earth-toned batiks and nature-themed prints:

Barbara Roberts Block 2

Donette owner of Little Cottage Quilt Shop in Medina, TX is excited to host the AMB Mystery Quilt in her shop and shared her beautiful Block 1 and Block 2:

Donette Collage- Block 1 & 2

Cynthia Pugh took it one step further and has started to quilt as she goes with her Block 1 and Block 2!

Cynthia Pugh Quilted Collage

Thanks for sharing your beautiful blocks with us- bravo, bravo!  For those who are pondering to share your blocks, there’s still a few more days left to send them in or share on Instagram.  Take a look back at the posts for Block 2- The Most Perfect Hill– for some inspiration,

Click here for the 6/6/2016 Post

Click here for the 6/13/2016 Post

Click here for the 6/20/2016 Post



American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: BLOCK 2 – Embellishment, Anyone?

Photography credit: Steven Depolo under Creative Commons license

Photography credit: Embroidery Floss Multi-Colored by Steven Depolo under Creative Commons license

Thinking of adding some embellishment to your Most Perfect Hill block? Maybe now is the time to polish up your fancy stitch repertoire! Or try some of the cool stitches on your machine. You can keep it simple with classic Running Stitches, or jazz things up with Fern Stitch, Split Stitch, Scroll Stitch.  You can even go trendy with a Chevron Stitch. Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread blog has them all in one place for you, including helpful videos! What do you think – embroider the block or keep it simple?

Are you new to the AMB Mystery Quilt, Our Land?  No worries, we’ll bring you up to speed! Below you’ll find links to previous posts and blocks:

Last week’s post here

Find Block 1- View from the Shore here

Find Block 2- Most Perfect Hill here

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American Made Mystery BOM Quilt- Block 2: What’s in a Name?

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Photographer credit to Jay Huang under Creative Commons license

What’s in a name?  “This Most Perfect Hill“, a poem by Lisa Jarnot, inspired Block 2’s name. Jarnot is a contemporary writer from Buffalo, NY and once said: “I think poems are always a collage on some level…. Collage is a way to force awareness out of the random flow of information that’s constantly bombarding us.” Read or hear the poem aloud on the website.

Just tuning in to Our Land Mystery BOM?

See Block 1 here

Find Block 2 here

Clothworks is proud to support Quilts For Kids, the Quilts of Valor Foundation , and our country’s economy.  American Made Brand cotton solids are not just made here; they’re grown right here in the USA.

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