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Monday, November 17, 2008

Free Giveaway: Anna Maria Horner Goodies!

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

Today’s free giveaway is too cool for school.  Remember my post last week about Anna Maria Horner?  Well, she’s as fabulous as ever and offering a great giveaway for TWFD readers!

One random (and oh so lucky) winner will receive a signed copy of Anna Maria Horner’s new book Seams to Me (retail $24.99) and an assorted mix of 16 Garden Party fat quarters (that’s fabric, for those of you non-sewers out there, retail $38.00).  If you sew, you are gonna LOVE this package.  If you don’t sew, this will make a fantastic Christmas gift for that special sewer in your life!  Just look how cute my copy of the book looks sitting on my desk (picture above)…it’s even better when you open it up! 🙂

Be sure to check out Anna Maria’s lovely blog…and you can buy her book here (unsigned) or here (signed) and the fabric here.

To enter the random giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by Midnight PT, Monday, November 24.

Good luck to all and thank you, Anna Maria!


  1. 1

    Please let me win this time, I would LOVE this!

  2. 2

    Ooh, pretty fabric! Pick me!

  3. 3

    This does look like a great gift. Or might inspire me to sew? Probably not.= 🙂

  4. Oh so pretty!!! I have a sewing machine that has been ignored for quite a while. This may be what I need to kick start that long missed hobby.

  5. 5

    Hi Jane! Yes, I’d LOVE a copy!

  6. 6

    Oh, this would be a wonderful Christmas present–for ME!!

  7. 7

    This looks like fun, reminds me of what i used to do with my mum in my younger days.
    I would love this to share with my girls.


  8. 8
    Cora W

    Oh please, I know just the perfect person for this!

  9. 9
    eryn g

    That’s just what I need for these winter blues.

  10. 10

    Oh man! Sign me up! Oh the things I could do :). Very cool.

  11. 11
    Auntie Barb

    Very fun fabric

  12. 13

    Wow that fabric is too cute! I am just getting into sewing and this would be so neat to get my hands on a copy of that book!

  13. 15

    Oh my goodness! I re-posted like a maniac so all my friends have a chance to find out about your blog,and a chance to win of course as well!
    I hope your doing great and enjoying Fall on the peninsula!
    “The Box Girl” 😉

  14. 16
    emily anne

    What a fab giveaway!

  15. 18

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted my weekly menu. This is so cute! I’ve just started sewing again.

  16. 19

    You know this prize is MEANT for me!

  17. 21
    Lori Landau

    ok–love the give-away–would love to give it to my daughter to furnish her home-made doll house. happy to see such a down-to-earth giveaway…..for more about “giving” check out diversity day tomorrow on

  18. I love the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

    bonggamom at yahoo dot com

  19. This would be so cool to win.

  20. 24

    One of these days I’m going to win a free giveaway!!!

  21. 25
    Malerie Weed

    Awesome giveaway! I love her stuff!

  22. 26

    Oh, I’ve heard good things about that book.

  23. 27
    Mary G.

    Here’s hoping I win!

  24. 28

    would love this.

  25. 29
    Katie B

    Yeah! Thanks for the chance. Her book looks great.

  26. 30

    I would love to win this for my daughter Brittney. She would love this….. so you HAVE to pick me. Thanks Jane for all the fun stuff you do. Nicki

  27. 31

    I might even unpack my sewing machine for this!

  28. 32

    How FUN! Those fabrics are darling!

  29. What a great giveaway! I’d love to enter for this. (ps – any knitters out there, I’m doing a giveaway on my blog this week too!)

  30. 34

    Oh please let the lucky one be me!!! Thanks for the giveaway,Jane and AMH!!

  31. 35

    What fun fabrics and way cute book!!!

  32. 36

    You KNOW I need to make a few more quilts and this would be just perfect!

  33. 37

    Super gift! Thanks!

  34. 38

    I am so hoping to win this. I am just beginning my quilting experimentation! Thanks!

  35. Awesome fabric and lovely book.

  36. 40

    Oh Jane, c’mon. We are friends. Okay, I know that has nothing to do with it. I love Anna Maria though. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  37. 41

    What a wonderful giveaway. I love AMH’s fabrics and am coveting this book.

  38. 42
    Barbara A Baker

    I absolutely love the fabric. It is colorful and happy. Thanks for telling me about her blog.

  39. 43

    Hope you and the family are doing well!

  40. I love your blog title, and I love the idea of this book. 🙂 Thanks for considering me!!

  41. I love her blog! And those fat quarters look delishes. Some purses perhaps? Or something for the little one?

  42. What a cool gift! I love the vibrant colors & aesthetic of the cover. Sure it’s even better inside.

  43. I would LOVE to win this book! I almost bought it today. It looks SEW good! 🙂

  44. 48
    Ruth Mitchell

    It was great seeing you. Would love to win. Ruth

  45. 49

    If I don’t win it……I’m going to buy it :O)

  46. 50

    the small but mighty Peterborough quilting group would certainly love to be selected as the winner. The fabrics look amazing. With Pat’s artistic sensibilities, I am sure we would create something amazing

  47. You’re getting so popular! Here’s hoping!!

  48. 52

    Saw your email through the SVMoms group. Thanks for letting us know. Hope I’m randomly selected 🙂

  49. 53

    I love the fabric and could use the book, I love to sew. Hope I win!

  50. 54

    I’d love it, especially since I have a sewing room in my new house…

  51. 55
    Jen Seines

    Okay, this may sound funny, but we just adopted a little 10 pound Bichon and my 11 year old wants to make little scarves and such for him. Sure would LOVE to win this!! ; )

  52. 56
    Amanda B.

    I hope that this is my lucky break, I would LOVE that book. I already put it on my Christmas list, but this would be better than Christmas. That fabric is so pretty! pick me!

  53. 57

    I’m just getting into sewing and crafts so this would be perfect to help me out!

  54. 58

    I would love, love,LOVE this!!!! I love to sew and think AM is wonderful.

  55. Oohhhh….I would LOVE this! So fun! Hope it’s me!

  56. 60
    Dottie LaPierre

    Sounds like a fun giveaway!

  57. 61

    I’m getting a sewing machine for Christmas and I’m going to teach myself how to sew. I would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. 62

    What a fabulous giveaway! Those squares would be so cute in a quilting project.

  59. 63
    Helen Naylor

    The patterns and palate are inspiring! I love to use fabric on my paper projects (currently I have to stand to use my sewing machine…no room for a 2nd chair in my office!) and stitching with these would be a treat! Thanks for the introduction to Anna Maria!

  60. 64

    I would love this!!
    suebee17 at aol dot com

  61. 65

    How neat! I could use some motivation to get back to sewing! What an awesome gift!

  62. 66

    Oooh! I’m getting a sewing machine for my birthday and this would be great!

  63. 67

    This would be so fun. I am always sewing boy things. Girly things would be so great!

  64. 68

    Oh my what a give away. I love A.M. she is so creative. Please throw my name into the hat. Thanks.

  65. my nana sews and my mother sews and to continue the legacy i have recently begun…. oh, i hope i win. 🙂

  66. 70

    very cute fabric!

  67. My mother in law WILL LOVE THIS!

    What a great gift idea for sewers!!!!

  68. 72

    I need to get sewing again, and this looks like the perfect inspiration!

  69. 73
    emily moore

    I know who would love this as a gift

  70. 74
    jenn winn

    I know I would love it as a gift!! Good seeing you this weekend!

    ~ Jenn

  71. 75

    ok jane. I’m pretty sure I introduced you to Anna Maria’s blog. So, doesn’t that count for 2 entries? Just Kidding.
    good giveaway…i’m crossing my fingers.

  72. 76

    I would loooooooooooooove to have this! I haven’t bought anything for me for a long time … this would be just perfect!

  73. 77

    What a great gift idea!

  74. 78
    anne marie

    Would love to be the winner on this one!

  75. 79

    I love fat stuff! Especially fat quarters, they’re the cutest!

    Would love to win this. Thanks!

  76. 80
    Sarah Covert

    Hope I win!

  77. 81

    please? thank you.

  78. 82
    Janelle M

    Ooooooo! Such a cool giveaway! The fabric is amazing!!

  79. 83

    I’m a big fan of Anna Maria and would love nothing more than to cozy up with a quilt made out of the fabrics from this amazing giveaway! The colors are calling my name Jane!

  80. 84

    Pretty pa-leeese!
    Hadley is moving into her big girl room and I need help and inspiration!

  81. 85

    I’d love to put this book and fabric to good use!

  82. 86

    I never win anything! Please let me win.

  83. 87

    Wow! This looks great!!!

  84. 88

    How beautiful. Pick me please!

  85. 89

    Lovely fabric! I’d love to win.

  86. 90

    This is inspiration for finishing my quilt!

  87. I love her designs 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  88. 92

    i could like sewing if i won this.

  89. 93

    My sister would love to have this!

  90. 94


  91. 95
    Jenny D

    I would love to get an early Christmas present!

  92. Oh please, oh please, oh please!!!?!

  93. 97

    This could be my first sewing project.

  94. 98
    Kim G.

    I am looking for some cute fabric for some projects I am working on. This would be perfect!

  95. 99
    Sarah Thompson

    well, i will try my luck!

  96. 100
    Maria Lewis

    Oh, those are beautiful colors. Thanks Jane for having this.

  97. 101

    Count me in please!

  98. 102
    Kim M

    I could think of a few people that would love this book for Christmas! Please pick me!

  99. 103

    I would love you to pick me!!! I need to learn how to sew beautiful things 🙂

  100. 104
    Lisa VT

    I love her fabric and dream about my girls swathed in her dazzling colored fabrics. I cannot get this book through the NY Public Library system yet! This is Fab!

  101. 105
    crystal adkins

    I love trying to sew.. key word trying… so this would really help me 😉

  102. 106

    Lovely giveaway. Ana Maria rocks. I sew and I would love to be the winner!!! Thanks a lot!

  103. 107

    Oh – I would love to just spend a quiet day devouring this book and dreaming up some wonderful creations!

  104. 108

    Great giveaway, I love reading you blog and getting inspired.

  105. This is so great! Pick me, pick me!

  106. 110
    Marcia King

    This may be the inspiration I need to get back into quilting. Ask your mom abut the class we took together. I love garden1

  107. 111

    That looks so awesome! I am seriously lacking in fun sewing books.

  108. I would love more things for sewing! Please pick me!

  109. 113

    Beautiful Fabric!

  110. 114

    Wow! a lovely thing

  111. 115

    cute! this would be a good motivator to sew! it was fun seeing you over the weekend!

  112. 116

    Oh I hope I win this!!! Love sewing and would be such a great christmas gift!!!

  113. 117
    Kimmie S

    I totally want this book and what beautiful fabrics!

  114. 118

    I’m feeling lucky!

  115. 119
    Timothy Selig

    great giveaway……..
    God bless our troops

  116. 120

    It was great seeing you and Anna on Saturday. She is adorable!

  117. 121

    People will think it is rigged, if I win again. But, I don’t care! I want that book!

  118. 122

    No way! I can’t believe you are doing such a great giveaway.

  119. 123

    My mom’s a quilter and I’m a wannbe, so love those fat quarters, plus more ideas for them in the book.

  120. 124

    This is so fun!!! I want this for my granny!!

  121. My fingers are crossed!

  122. 126
    Nicole O

    Thank you for introducing me to Anna. What great stuff. This giveaway is fabulous. Thank you.

  123. 127
    Lisa L

    I just completed 3 sewing projects this week and am looking for my next one, this book may have it.

  124. Oh my gosh, those are beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win, Jane 🙂 I hope I hope I hope….!!

  125. 130

    Yum! Those fat quarters look amazing! Here’s hoping I win this.

  126. 131

    Ooo that book looks fun!! Love the colors!

  127. 132

    I was just given my first sewing maching.

    I have no idea how to use it.

    But I WILL make valances before Thanksgiving!

    I could really use this book …

  128. 133
    Chelsea Brunner

    This book seams absolutely amazing! I must have it.

  129. 134
    rachel crisman

    I love sewing and I want that book!

  130. 135

    OHHH! I just love her site and am so excited for the book!

  131. 136
    myrna eisenlauer

    I’ve been coveting that book, hope I win.

  132. 137
    Corinne Bos

    What a cute book. I love to sew. That would be “sew” much fun! haha

  133. 139

    Thank you for offering this great giveaway!

  134. 140

    Wow!! This is so fabulous!!

  135. 141
    Jenny Jolley

    PLEASE! This might be a good enough reason to get a sewing machine!!!
    I’ve been looking for a good enough excuse, THIS IS IT!!!!

  136. 142

    These are LOVELY!

  137. 143

    I wouldn’t mind winning that at all!!! Really cute. I have a fabric fetish AND a book fetish and I’m more than happy to combine the two!!!!

  138. 144

    i added her to my blog list after you posted about her and now i totally sweat her. i am super excited for this one!

  139. 145

    i’d love to win this! i hope i’m the lucky winner!!

  140. 146
    Tammy Blais

    I’m entering for my daughter, Annie. You’d have to read her blog to understand why. THANKS!

  141. The fabric is gorgeous and would be the perfect gift for my sister-in-law or might inspire me to use it to make some pillows for my daughter’s room. Great giveaway idea!

  142. 148

    What a great blog–you always have tasty eating and cooking advice.

  143. 149

    cute fabric…i sew but don’t have a book on sewing…this could be a good thing to have around.

  144. 150

    Pick me, my first true passion is sewing and working with fabric and these are beautiful!

  145. 151
    t sara

    i’d love to learn to sew…maybe this would be the perfect start!

  146. 153

    I’ve browsed Anna Maria Horner’s book at the bookstore and I really like it. I would love, love, love to win a copy of it. And that fabric is fabulous!

  147. 154
    Katy Lin

    oh. my. word. PLEASE pick me!!!! this is the most spectacular giveaway! 🙂

  148. 155

    Pretty fabric! Thanks for the fun blog and contest!

  149. 156

    So cute…I’d love to make something out of this lovely fabric!

  150. 157

    True confessions. I haven’t sewed since 8th grade Home Ec class. But I’d love to win this and re-gift as a fab Christmas present.

  151. 158
    Liz Brown

    What delightful fabrics! I just love those fun colors!

  152. I like your site! Thanks so much for all your work! Your pictures make everything look so good, except maybe the Provincial Macaroni Salad ;o(

    Love the brussel sprout picture…never knew that is how they grew…don’t think I ever thought about it!

  153. 160

    Hey Jane! I would LOVE some inspiration for my sewing projects..this book could do it for me!!! Good luck with that thanksgiving menu! It’ll b fun to have your parents out there with you..enjoy!

  154. 161

    I would love this!

  155. 162

    I really don’t want to win this. Pick someone else!

  156. 163

    What a fun giveaway!!!

  157. 164

    very cute stuff!

  158. 165

    Yay for giveaways!

  159. 166

    What a great give away!!! Marry Christmas!

  160. 167

    very cool giveaway! i’m asking for a sewing machine for christmas!

  161. 168

    I just bought a new sewing machine and would LOVE to get some fabric to go with it!

  162. 169
    Betsy Y

    I was just given a great new sewing machine. This would be an awesome way to break it in.

  163. 170

    I could learn to sew!!!!!!

  164. 171

    Thanks for introducing us to her, now I see her popping up all over the web. Her fabrics are fun, feminine and chic.

  165. 172

    oh, pick me!

  166. 173

    I love AM! Please sign me up:-)

  167. 175

    I would SO totally love to win this giveaway… please, please pick ME at random! please! 🙂

  168. 176

    I love her!!! What a fun giveaway! I am so inspired by her creations and she just seems like a great gal.

  169. 177
    Sara B

    Fingers crossed!

  170. 178

    Ooooh, aaaah – I’d love to have these! Pretty please?

  171. 179

    I really really really want to give this to my sister for Christmas!

  172. I drooled over this book while at the bookstore. Please enter me. Thanks.

  173. 181

    I’ve just started up sewing again and this book looks inspirational … as does the fabric! I’d like to be counted in!

  174. 182
    Sebrina Wilson

    How generous!!! I would love to enter 🙂

  175. 183

    Fabulous! Sign me up.

  176. 184
    Sarah F

    So cute! I love it!

  177. 185

    she has wonderful things. would love to win. thanks. cherstin

  178. 186

    this would be a fun gift- or maybe I’ll pick up sewing again!

  179. 187
    Sarah A

    I love that fabric!

  180. 188

    Fat quarters, fat quarters bring them on!!!!!

  181. 189

    looks beautiful!

  182. 190

    Looks fabulous, full of great ideas.

  183. Great giveaway and great blog!

  184. 192

    Thanks for sending the email to your blog! This is the first time I’ve been on it and it’s so cute. All you super creative people make me so jealou! I am so entering this cool give-a-way.

  185. 193

    ooohhh i hope i win

    p.s. love your blog

  186. 194

    just came across your blog tonight. love it! will be visiting often. what a fun giveaway!

  187. 195

    Pick me, pick me!

  188. 196

    The book looks great and love the colors in the fabric.

  189. 197

    I would love to win this! (Keeping my fingerz croxxed–hard to type with fingerz croxxed)

  190. 198

    Something for my new sewing machine!

  191. 199

    What a fun site you have and a terrific giveaway to boot, I am glad I stumbled upon you.

  192. 200

    I hope I win, looks like a great book!

  193. 201

    just had to share: i was at b & noble w/my sis on her b-day…she’s a knitter w/a sewing machine collecting dust in her closet. She wanted to get a knitting book, and i showed her the ‘seams to me book’ and she was so inspired to buy it and resurrect her machine;)

  194. 203

    I’m a new reader, from Shutter Sisters. I would love this book!

  195. 204

    I am so in love with this giveaway!

  196. 205
    jennifer in kansas

    Fun idea for a site – ’cause I’m one of those millions who at 4pm every day wonders what she’s going to serve for supper!

    Thanks for the chance to enter – I hope I win!!! 🙂

  197. 206

    I can’t sew to save my life, but those fabrics would be gorgeous used as props in the food photography for my site.

  198. 207
    Sue Cahill

    Oh I’m glad I got in just under the wire. I would really love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  199. 208
    Lindsay S

    I am just venturing into sewing things…what a great way to start. Hope I win!!

  200. 209

    I would love to give this gift to my wonderful sister who sews!

  201. 210

    Save my husband the trouble, this is already on my Christmas list!

  202. Would love that as I love quilting, and it is so hard to get good books and materials here. But I guess it will not be practical to mail it here as I live half a world away.

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