Sunday, January 23, 2011

For The Love Quilts Giveaway: CLOSED

CLOSED:
WINNER:
Niina said...

There isn´t a little girl in the world who wouldn´t like to have that quilt for her doll! From where does she find time to make those amazing quilts with 5 kids??? I only have 1 and feel that I´m always running everywhere :) I´m following Lu´s blog and I am already your fb fan!


I really love a good find, whether it is a set of rhinestone earrings long forgotten in a tattered jewelry box or an incredibly talented mother of 5, who is starting a new business venture which is why I am so truly excited to introduce you to the gorgeous Lu with For The Love Quilts.

Lu might be new to Etsy (visit her shop here), but she is certainly not new to creating and quilting.

Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am Mom to 5 fantastic kiddo's. I have been married for almost 13 years. And I am obsessed with fabric!



Tell me about your craft/sewing studio.
Well...I don't have one. I used to have a room dedicated to all of my hobbies but I always felt like I was hiding out. I have a large family and I really like to be accessible to my kids. So now I just sew on my large kitchen table. I can see everyone and everyone can see me :-)


How did you learn to quilt?
I have been sewing since I was very young. My Mom and my Grandmother are both exceptional with the sewing machine. When I was pregnant with my first child I was discouraged with my choices for his crib bedding. So I decided to just sew it myself. I've literally sewn dozens of crib bedding sets for my friends, family, and myself. About 9 years ago I discovered that quilt's could be cool and contemporary. I basically taught myself how to quilt. Even though I 've been quilting for quite a while I still feel like I'm learning new things all of the time.





Who are your favorite fabric designers and why?

That is such a tough question. There are so many amazing modern fabric designers today. I don't think I can even narrow that down to a few. But right now, I have a stack of Patty Young's Sanctuary that I am dying to cut into! HawthorneThreads.com is my favorite online fabric store. They carry stuff you will never see in your local quilt shop.


Why do you enjoy creating?
Fabric really inspires me. When I see a piece or a collection that really grabs my eye I almost immediately know what I want to do with it. I also have a deep love of all things comfort. To me, there is nothing more comforting than getting cozy with a beautiful soft quilt. Over the years I have tried to make a quilt for all of the people that I love and adore. All of the quilts I sew are intended for use, lots of use! My biggest pet peeve is when someone thinks a quilt is "too nice to use." My quilts are not sewn with the purpose of hanging on a wall or staying neatly folded away with other treasures. They are meant for your favorite movie, book or loved one :-)








Wouldn't your little girl LOVE to have this quilt for her American Girl doll or stuffed animal? I love the tiny detail on the pillowcase and the teeny tiny binding all around it.

Lu is so generously giving away this precious Mini Doll quilt and pillow to one lucky little girl (you can see a similar set here for sale in her Etsy shop).

What do you do to enter?

1) Follow her blog here.

2) Fan SnazzieDrawers on Facebook here if you haven't already.

3) Be sure to leave a comment below in this same blogpost telling me that you did so.

Giveaway closes Friday, January 28th at midnight.

A winner will be chosen by random.org.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS BLOGPOST

by PEEKABOO PHOTOGRAPHY

VIEW HER BLOG HERE

56 comments:

Niina said...

There isn´t a little girl in the world who wouldn´t like to have that quilt for her doll! From where does she find time to make those amazing quilts with 5 kids??? I only have 1 and feel that I´m always running everywhere :) I´m following Lu´s blog and I am already your fb fan!

Kris's Kaptured Moments said...

OMG, I am in love with these quilts..I am already a fan of Snazziedrawers and and following her blog..I would love to win this..Gorgeous...

Aaron And Krystal Hansen said...

Oh my word such cute things!!! I followed her blog and I am already a fan on facebook.
Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!!

Kara said...

Love the quilts and I am following "for the love" and am a fan of snazzie drawers on fb. The fabrics are so gorgeous! My dd would love the doll quilt and pillow!

Ashley Leezer said...

I am following her blog via google reader and I follow SD on FB. This quilt is so cute! I love it. All of her stuff is adorable. Great giveaway!

mamade3 said...

I am following her blog

mamade3 said...

I am already a fan of SnazzieDrawers on FB

Michelle said...

How adorable is this?!? I follow Snazziedrawers on FB and followed the For the Love blog.
Thanks!

Kari said...

FB fan and now a follower of For the Love.... So cute!

LibertyMom said...

I am already following SnazzieDrawers on FB & am Now following For the Love! Great give away! So cute!

orcagirl82 said...

My daughter just got an OG (Target's version of AG) doll for Christmas!!! She would DIE for this!!!
I am and have been a fan of SnazzieDrawers on FB and now following For the <3's blog!!!

VVP said...

I am a fan of SnazzieDrawers on FB & now following for the love. I love the Princess and the Pea photo. I tried to do one recently (Virtuous Visions Photography) on a doll bed with various fabrics. I loved it, but it would have been even better with the beautiful quilts you make.

Camille said...

I am following her blog and fb. The quilts are absolutely beautiful! My daughter would love this addition for her doll!

sonjia shaw - email: sonjiashaw@yahoo.com said...

gorgeous! amazing! I have been wanting to join the group at church called sewblessed quilters who make prayer quilts for those who are facing a difficult time. Her work is incredible and gorgeous and if I win one it would be a excuse to finally buy my daughter a American doll and my husband would not be able to turn it down lol lol.
you both are soo talented!

Shannon said...

i am now a facebook fan, and LOVE LOVE LOVE Lu's beautiful quilts!!
If only i could be so talented. My daughter would LOVE this darling quilt!

Chelsa said...

I am on of Lu's follower's and just found your FB page. Add me in for the drawing. I feel pretty lucky to have such an amazing sister-in-law!!! She's the best!

shwkath said...

I believe I'm equally excited about fabrics and love this little quilt and pillowcase. My little girl is about to get an american doll from her grandmother and I'm sure she'd love these. Thanks for doing great giveaways!

Angela said...

My little Ava would love this quilt for her AG doll, they are gorgeous. I love snazzie and I am a follower of Lu. Thanks.

kriscot3 said...

Oh how sweet. I am happy to say I am now following her blog. Thank you Joy for sharing. I am already a snazzie draws fan on fb. My daughter will go crazy over these tiny quilts. Just love them!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness these are the cutest quilts ever and I followed her blog. My little Emma would love this! What talented lady! I hope I am the lucky one to win this! :)

IHeartRocknRoll said...

I am a fan of snazziedrawers on FB!

Leigh said...

Lu is one of my favorite people. I love everything she makes. Crossing my fingers for the win!

Leigh said...

'Like you too...

Trish said...

I am now a fan of LuLu Blog

Trish said...

Oh my Heck... I matched the photo of the princess and the Pea up against the picture that Kate with Peekaboo took and that's my sweet little Lily on top of all those mattresses in this post. I am destine to win this cute little bed set for Lily, since she is Truly the Princess and the Pea :) 'fingers crossed for you Lily'

Trish said...

I am always a fan of you Joy!

CourtneysMommy said...

follower of lu's blog :)

CourtneysMommy said...

fan of yours on fb :)

CourtneysMommy said...

love that set! How cute would that be for me to photograph my new preemie niece with a set like that!? Then, my daughter would be able to use it for her baby dolls. She's really into baby dolls right now. :)

abby and jeremy said...

Fan of yours on facebook and now following Lu's blog. What amazing talent! Would be honored to win :)

The Garcia Family said...

I found your blog through a friend and love it! I became a follower and liked it on facebook! Thanks!

Saraceno said...

I am now following her blog and I am a fan of you on facebook already. My niece would love this for her American Doll!!

Shannon said...

I'm a fan on FB and I am now following her blog. These little sets are darling!

jgalke said...

I'm a follower and I love everything she makes.

Anita said...

Oh OH!!! she is so so talented. Love the quilts. I am now a follower and also a fan on FB

Andrea said...

Love, love, love her darling quilts. I love looking at her blog, she is so very talented. I know her husband made the little bed for the AG doll. SO Cute. Fan on FB.

emilee said...

Love! Everything! I'm a follower and a fan!

Belle said...

wow! LOVE!!! please, please, please!! you are both amazingly talented...I'm in awe. sigh! one day, maybe. I'm a follower & fan :)

Amy said...

What a warm feeling I got from her introduction! Thank you for sharing! I am a fan now and will look forward to watching her create!

Marla H. said...

Oh my! What gorgeous work! I love the quilts! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
I have been a fan of Snazzie Drawers and I am following her blog now, too!
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Sarah R. said...

Definitely following the blog now and am already a fan on fb. Beautiful work!!!

DANA said...

I am now following her blog! danajeanward(at)gmail(dot)com

DANA said...

I am your Facebook fan now! danajeanward@gmail.com

Chris said...

I follow her cute blog! My girls would be so excited to have this!!!!

cortnieb said...

I am a fan and am now following her blog!!!! Her quilts are to die for!!! LOVE

Laura said...

You ladies are SO talented! I found you both through peekaboo photography. I am a fan on FB And following the blogs. I would love to win!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

Laynie and Belle said...

Ahhh!! Her stuff is amazing! I'm redoing the girls' rooms, and it makes me want to do it in all of her creations! Awesome!

Jen said...

What amazing talent! I'm following Lu's blog and I "like" SnazzieDrawers on FB!

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Jayme said...

I'm a HUGE fan! And I follow!! Yay!!! I really really love quilts!!!

Doll Face Designs! said...

I follow, I'm a fan & I'd LOVE to win a quilt! They are just so beautiful - especially since I'm expecting a little girl in the next 3 weeks! Thanks :)

Candace said...

I am a fan on facebook and already ordering patterns! I saw all the fabulous quilt work on her blog and on peekaboo and I can't say anything but "WOW!" I would really love to have this for my daughter!

Kelsey Bendixen said...

Facebook fan and blog follower! I love all of her quilt work. it is amazing!! I wish I had the patience to do that :]

Nikki James said...

I followed her blog and I am already a Facebook fan! Love this lady!

Belinda McKay said...

Already a facebook fan from Sunny Queensland (Cyclone Queensland currently ;) and who could resist following such an inspiring Mama!!!! Great little contest Joy!!!!

Niina said...

I won - How exciting. Thank you so much!

Niina said...

Joy, Thank you again for organizing the giveaway. I´ve just received the lovely quilt and pillow set for a doll from Lu. I´m sure my daughter will be very happy this afternoon playing with her dolls, beds and new bedding.