Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Starting the New Year with a Fabric Giveaway!


Happy New Year!!

Thanks to the ladies of the Hive (The Printed Fabric Bee) we are offering a wonderful fabric giveaway!
If you've been reading some of my past posts then you know that The Printed Fabric Bee is a group of 10 surface design enthusiasts! We all just love getting into the studio and painting, dyeing and printing fabric. Each month, one member of the Hive becomes the Queen. As Queen she requests fabrics in her choice of color and motif. The rest of the Hive gets to work and produces some pretty awesome fabric!

The best part is that we want all of you to join in the fun. So, the members of the Bee make 6" squares of the fabric of the month. Each month we'll be offering a fabric giveaway...how cool is that!?

This month I was the Queen, requesting blue spirals. Above is a photo of this month's giveaway fabrics.

Here's what you have to do to win...

Post a comment here (this blog post) or visit The Printed Fabric Bee and post a comment under the same photo of this month's giveaway fabrics. I'll be drawing names from a hat on Sunday, January 12. Then, before you know it, this packet of inspiring fabrics will be on its way to the lucky winner!

So comment away.....


89 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Julie! Here's a magical 2014!

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    1. Hope it's a fantastic year for all of us!

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  2. Another fabulous collection! What a wonderful project and the results so far have been stunning! And, of course, I'll keep hoping for a win!

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    1. Glad that you're joining in the fun, Kathy! And a Happy Artfilled New Year to you!

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  3. You always seem to be amidst bundles of fun, Julie! (Well, maybe a little less so while writing your book?) Blue spirals are a great idea and being able to view the lovely results is great fun too. Thank you. Wishing you a happy and fulfilling 2014. xx

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    1. Happy New Year Ersi- Looking forward to seeing where you go with your art this year...always a treat! Stay well!

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  4. Hi Julie... what a wonderful and diverse collection of printed blue spirals... love the playful and very colourful array. Of course would find a great way to include them in new studio pieces for 2014...fingers crossed and cannot wait to see the next collection.
    Happy New Year.
    Bethany

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    1. Happy New Year, Bethany. The collections have been inspiring and I know the Hive loves giving a bit of it away each month.

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  5. The fabrics look beautiful and I love spirals so just couldn't resist the chance to win them!

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    1. As you can imagine, I love spirals too (after all..I'm the Queen this month!) I love the variety. I'm beginning to be able to piece fabrics and artists together.

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  6. Happy New Year!
    Another great set of fabrics!

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    1. Thanks for joining in Gill. They're a lovely set for sure!

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  7. Fabulous! Wish you a year of successful fun!

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    1. Thanks...hope you have an art-filled year as well!

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  8. Yvonne/yrd@hotmail.comJanuary 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Hi,

    The cloth samples look awesome. It would be great to win something to start the new year of right!

    Yvonne/ yrd@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for entering, Yvonne. Happy New Year!

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  9. The fabric would look stunning with a project that I have planned for 2014!!!

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    1. Oooo that project sounds exciting! Happy New Year!

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  10. Happy New Year! I love spirals! I know just what I'll do with them if I win!!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too! Sounds like you have an exciting project in mind...good luck!

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  11. HOW FABULOUS! I love this new fabric design!!!

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  12. wonderful fabrics, love spirals, would love to use these in a quilt.
    Bev Longford

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    1. Thanks for entering, Bev. I'm sure it would be an awe-inspiring quilt..Good luck!

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  13. What beautiful fabrics! I'd love to win!

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    1. They are a nice set, aren't they!? Best of luck.

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  14. Love all the one of a kind fabrics - thanks for the great giveaway ladies!

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  15. Once again beautiful work girls!

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  16. Happy New Year. It is wonderful to see each of the ladies creations and how different they are. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  17. These are marvelous and what a fun idea!! Looking forward to maybe another round of Roy G Biv too. Happy New Year!

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    1. Yes, Cindi- Jennifer and I do plan on another round of Roy. We're working out the details. Happy New Year...hope you have a great 2014!

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  18. Those fabrics are so pretty. Thanks for showing and giving a chance to win thme.

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    1. Thanks for entering Dorothy and Happy New Year!

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  19. These are lovely, Julie - and like Cindi I'm looking forward to a new round of Roy. I found him to be a great prompt to look at colour around me and to find it in unexpected places ...
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Jennifer and I are working on it! We're trying to get a calendar together for the whole year! Can't wait to see what you find. It's always fun and as you say really gets one to look at the great big world!

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  20. Spirals are so intriguing. Love the fabric.

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    1. Spirals are a favorite of mine too.Good luck and happy New Year!

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  21. Spirals are so interesting and the fabrics are great.

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    1. Happy New Year and good luck in the drawing!

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  22. Happy New Year. I like the blue fabrics, very pretty.

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well. They are quite a nice set!

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  23. Wishing the Hive a creative inspiring 2014. Thank you for having this fantastic giveaway.

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    1. Thanks, Maya..Happy New Year to you too! Can't wait to see what beautiful stitched works you'll create this year! Hoping you'll join in for the next round of Roy G Biv.

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  24. I love spirals...so many meanings. All the fabric looks beautiful!

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    1. Hi Kathy- I'm thrilled with the collection! So happy we can offer this drawing. Happy New Year!

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  25. Fabric to dream about....Happy Creative New Year

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    1. Thanks, Margaret- Hope it's a creative New Year for you as well. They are certainly dreamy fabrics!

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  26. The Koru, or spiral, has been my symbol for the past year. This collection of fabric is beautiful and awesome. Someone will be very lucky indeed to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    1. Hi Meg- Isn't the spiral an amazing symbol! Good luck in the drawing and have a very art-filled New Year!

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  27. I like this!They would be perfect for my next few quilts!
    Ciao
    Dany
    http://danieladancelli.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi Dany...and I bet they would be beautiful quilts too! Happpy New Year!

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  28. Love the fabrics! So creative! Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Judy- Inspiring fabrics from an inspiring group of artists! Good luck in the drawing and Happy New Year!

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  29. They're all quite nice. I've been oohing and ahhing over surface design for a while now. One of these days, I'm going to give it a try. Love your blog. Happy New Year!!

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    1. I sure hope this is the year you try out surface design...it's SO fun and addictive! I do offer a free online newsletter on using the kitchen for surface design...so many things to play with right in your own home. Sign up is just in the right column of this blog.

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  30. what an awesome giveaway! and I am with you all the way on spirals!
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Spirals rule! Have a great creative New Year!

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  31. What a great idea! A fun way to teach ... And learn!

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    1. Cathy- I hope you get the chance to see the posts on members of The Printed Fabric Bee blogs...a great way to learn how these fabrics were created.

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  32. These are some of my favourite design shapes. Marvelous fabrics!

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    1. Spirals are wondrous! Thanks for commenting!

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  33. Some of the fabrics look like a New Year's celebration.

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    1. Just like "fireworks"! Happy New Year!

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  34. Oh my gosh! These fabrics are so beautiful, and so precious because they are crafted by artists. Thanks for the chance to win and for your beautiful blog. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. It's truly inspiring to see all the different interpretations...each one unique!

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  35. I'm having so much fun following this creative journey. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Feel free to join in and play along. See the posts on The Printed Fabric Bee's fb page for next month's fabric challenge.

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  36. Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thanks Jeannine. Good luck in the drawing.

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  37. Reallyl ove these fabrics!!!! beautiful!

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    1. The "Hive" did a great job, didn't they!?!

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  38. The printed fabric bee project is so much fun to follow. Thanks for treating us to your work.

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    1. Hi Laura- Glad you've been enjoying our printing adventure!

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  39. Your spirals remind me of the slinks from the past. Love them!

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    1. Glad you love the fabrics, Cathy. Good luck in the drawing!

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    1. I love too...they are so inspiring and unique!

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  41. i love these fabrics! it is talented people like you that make quilting such a pleasure. babscorbitt at gmail com

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  42. So glad you love this selection...stay tuned every month for a new giveaway. Thanks for commenting, Barb.

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  43. What gorgeous fabrics! Lovely blog. I'm glad I discovered it! :o)

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  44. Surface design is my favorite thing so I enjoy seeing what all of you talented ladies are doing. Would love these. gjeneve@gmail.com

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  45. sounds very cool. it's totally fun to see how each of you approached the assignment.

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  46. Each fabric is gorgeous! What a great collections.

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  47. I love what you all are doing. It's been so much fun following it. Thanks, Julie!

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  48. The fabrics are beautiful. Love the top middle print!

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