a thank you giveaway!!!

14 September 2009

comments are closed!!! winners announced here.
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i won, i won, i won!!!
and it's all because of yall's votes!!!

so...
thank you!!! thank you!!! thank you!!!

as a way to say thanks, let's have a giveaway!!!
i'm going to giveaway a few of my pdf patterns...of the winner's choice.
{2 more pdf's will be added to the shoppe before this giveaway ends.}

how to enter:
leave me a comment answering this...
if you could go on an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would it be???
& why???

winners will be announced next week.

lastly...
can someone please tell me who makes this dot fabric???
i only had a fat quarter of it and of course it was missing the selvedge.

p.s. only one week until my birthday!!!
so to start that celebration...
check out the freshly released new moon trailer!!!
{only 66 more days!!! yayyy!!!}

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293 comments:

momawake said...

Where in the world? It's not all that extravagant, but I'd love to go to Alaska. I've seen so many beautiful pictures from there that I'd like to see it for myself. In fact, if my dh would agree to go with me I'd like to stay for a year to experience the full effect of the seasons and it being light or dark most of the day.

Ruth B said...

This is an easy one! I would go to Australia and visit their wonderful quilt shops and meet some of their awesome designers. I'd also see the beauty of the country but the quilters would make it a trip to remember!

Alisa said...

I know this sounds weird, but I would go to Utah. We live in Southern California and I've driven through many times, but for some reason, I really want to go and stay for awhile. I've traveled to other lands...Europe, Australia, but I want to go to Utah. :)

Cheri C. said...

I would go to HI and stay at least a month. I have had a short trip there before and thought, "this is HI??". I expected more BUT in my short time there I found the people the most sincere and happy people. They work non-stop and have a smile doing it!! They treat you with so much love. The land is also AMAZING from desert to beach to mountaintops - all in a very small space. I love the USA and am thrilled to have HI a part of it!!! Let's go!!!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I've always wanted to go to Scandinavia... my sister's been and she said it was one of the best times she ever spent overseas :)

Vivian said...

Hello!
First congrats on the quilt, yay you!

Where in the world would I go? I've promised my girls a trip to Italy before they graduate from high school. We live in a remote northern area and going someplace where people have walked for thousands of years, where millions of hands have touched and breathed the air...it's amazing. That's our dream and where I'd go (with my girls!)

shay said...

hmmm. i'm thinking dubai. just cause it's the new hip place:) and i believe that fabric is from hobby lobby isn't it? i think that's where i got mine. thanks for the giveaway!

Jennewby71 said...

I would go to Italy. I've always wanted to go there. I love Italian food! Greece too! So I'd try to hit both places!

Congratulations on your win! That;s awesome! I voted for you ;)

Diva Quilts said...

I would love to go to Bali. Since I was a child, I've loved the exotic look of it. And now, I know that you can buy wonderful fabrics there too!

:)

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

All expenses, you say? Well, with empty suitcases in tow (to fill with fabric etc), I'd hit Japan, Scandinavia and the US for all the fabric stores, with some stop overs at some crafty classes hosted by favourite fabric designers/crafters/quilters along the way.

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Congratulations! You definitely deserve that win!

If I could go anywhere, I would go to a place that I've been before, Denali National Park, Alaska. The summer after my husband and I met he went to Alaska to do his internship for school. He would be gone 8 months, and we'd only been dating about 6 when he left. I of course was sad when he left but planned a trip to visit him for 5 days at the beginning of the summer. I got to Alaska, fell in love with it and stayed for 6 weeks. My husband and I had such great times there, trying new food (like Reindeer Ruban Sandwiches) and enjoying the outdoors. I want to go back because I have such wonderful memories that I would love to re-live. So much of our relationship grew in that time. Maybe that's why I love Alaska so much. =)

ange_moore said...

I think that given my new opsession with quilting and fabric I would have to go to the USA and visit all those wonderful quilting shops and drool over all that wonderful fabric!

Holly said...

I would go to Hawaii. I grew up in Florida and love the beaches. I want to visit the lava rocks and drive around the island looking for waterfalls. I haven't had a really vacation in many many years.

~Michelle~ said...

ditto on Hawaii - I've never been there and I'm so close in LA!

The Ronaghan Family -- Vancouver BC said...

Congratulations on the Irish Quilting win. Your design was definitely the best!

All expenses paid? I'm going to have to say Italy. We've been before but I want to take my daughter this time (she's only 2 now so we've got time to plan). We love everything about Italy - the food, the people, the cities, the countryside, the wine, the food, the wine,...did I mention the food and wine?

CJ said...

Congratulations on your win! I have no idea who makes that great dot fabric, sorry. All expenses paid??? Hmmmmmmm, how about France and Italy.

Beverly said...

My husband and I agree ... we'd be renting a villa in Tuscany for our families to share with us and take mini-trips to see the entire country of both our heritage.

Quilt Nut said...

of course you won silly! i love this quilty

hmm, all expenses paid holiday. i would have to say Scotland to see where my ancestors come from. i'm feeling melancholy tonight

congrats again Rachel

lisa said...

my adobe readers having issues, but I am still entering =) I dont know who makes that fabric but it looks just like the recieving blanket (in flannel) from Target someone gave my daughter

as for a trip....I've been a lot of places already but if it's just for me, ireland...in the warm season or better yet the caribian on a long warm cruise, lots of drinks...ahhh that'd be nice especially during the cold winters in MT...now if I could take my girls (and they were 10-15 years older than they are now) I'd love to take them to france. Not just paris but that's be a major stopping point, I think I want to see the wine country and the sea over there...maybe make a stop in germany or spain, just experience it with them!! my plan is actually to take each of the girls to a location of their choice (hopefully france? heck even just europe) when they are old enough but it won't be all expenses paid for me, for them maybe =)

lauren said...

This is a hard one. But, I think I would go to Australia. It is supposed to be beautiful and different. It is also less intimidating because they speak english!

Sparrow Bee Designs said...

i would go to Europe! love the architecture, the history and the scenery. Thanks for sharing♥

LilacClouds said...

I would love to go to Italy and Ireland. Ive wanted to go to Venice for years now,I love the history and the architecture and outdoor markets and the water and just everything. I always said I didnt want to visit irealand even though my great-grandparents are from the but something clicked a year ago and I was like I *have* to go there!

Journeying Five said...

all expense paid, wowsers that is a hard one....i think i would go to africa, it has always had an allure to me and i want to hug a lion.

Rose said...

Congrats on your win...

If I had the chance of an all expenses paid trip I'd go to Antarctica. Mad I know, but I would love to see the beautyof untouched ice. Quilts of all colours would look fantastic on such a back drop.

Nicole said...

I want to go over seas.....I think Korea with my husband. He speaks Korean and would love to go back there, plus we never really had a honeymoon......Ontario to visit my BFF is a close 2nd though (or my little sister in Alabama!). I should look into making friends in my own time zone! LOL

Tam said...

So glad you won!

I'd go to Montana. My best friend ran away and married a cowboy! And I haven't seen her since and I miss her. She also has beautiful twin boys I've never met!

ljeanne said...

I would want to go to Tuscon, Arizona. My youngest daughter is expecting her first child (my second grandchild) in March. I want to travel before the baby is born and stay for two months so I can help her complete the rest of the school year. She is a professor at the University of Arizona where her husband is working on his master's and teaching, too.

Kathryn said...

My husband and I keep in touch with one of his former students who is Japanese. We would love the chance to visit her one day - I'll keep saving those pennies and dollars.

ljeanne said...

I'm embarrassed, I misspelled Tucson!

Greg said...

Congrats on the win! If I could go anywhere, I'd take my wife to Ireland. Why? Because if the history. The famous cities, the castles and since we both come from Irish families why not take a trip "home"?

Jona said...

This one's easy, I would love to go to Quilt Market, just one time!
Unfortunately, I live in Europe, so it is really expensive to go :(
But one day I will make it ;)

Jackie Davis said...

Congrats on your win!!!

Wow, loaded question... love it! right now, I'd say New Zealand. My Sister In Law and her family live there. I would love to go with our family but not too sure if we'll get there.

*HUGS*
Jackie

Kim D. said...

Congratulations on your win.
I've always wanted to go to Australia and Bali. I'd sign up for a quilting class in Australia and shop till I drop. Then in Bali I'd like to take a tour to the factories and see how they dye the beautiful batik fabrics. I've seen it on a video, but there's nothing like seeing it in person. Of course I'd have to buy some beautiful batiks to add to my collection.
Thanks for the chance to win a pattern.

searchfamilies said...

I have always wanted to go to Australia if i was on a all paid trip i would be able to go to meet all the relations i have found doing family history & just think i could have loads of fun looking at the fabric shops over there while there
Hugs Janice

wendy said...

If I could go anywhere I'd love to go to New Zealand-the scenery looks lovely there
Thanks for the chance to win

junglewife said...

Fun question! I'd love to go to Australia or Europe.

mksumo said...

Congratulations on your win! As I live in Australia where we so don't get enough rain I would love to go to the UK & Ireland where it is lush and green and get lost in a cottage garden in full bloom.

Donna said...

Ah, Rachel, not a hard question...I'd go back to Seattle to hug Benjamin some more. He's growing so fast! But if I could go ANYWHERE **AFTER** I stopped to pick Benjamin up; I would go to Ireland!

Messy Karen said...

congratulations. i would go back to England. i lived there when i was young. & would love to experience it as an adult.

Renee said...

I would go to Lebanon - because that's where my Dad is from and I would love to see where he grew up :)

La mamma curiosa said...

yeee!! congratulations (It could be no one else...)
well, about the trip. I would go to India, trying to understand all the strenght that comes from there and all what I could do for them... Hard to explain in english...

Ky said...

I would pick a trip to italy, my husband and I went a few years ago and our 11 year old has wanted to go ever since and we would love to take her!

Is that dotted fabric "Flower Sugar Dots" maybe?

Pat said...

CONGRATS on winning and it was a pleasure to help by voting for you.

While I'd love to go back to Ireland (was there for a couple of weeks in 1994), I have also wanted to visit Alaska and the Australia / New Zealand area....so I'd choose one of those places. I'd probably pick one of them out of a hat...as I'd have a hard time choosing!!! LOL

Quilterrits said...

Congratulations! I love pinwheels and polka dots, what a fresh combination! Please count me in on your giveaway. I would love to go to Wales, the birthplace of the Griffiths, according to my husband's research. You see I married a Griffith also, I would of course take him!

kaiolohiakids said...

Congrats on your beautiful block!
Glad to see a few people want to come to Hawaii!I guess I'm pretty lucky to live there!
Myself, I'd love to go to France! I love to see Paris, take a river cruise and spend some time in Provence!
Aloha & Adieu!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm so glad you won! Now ... my place of destination would be ... Hmmmmm.... I guess Ireland. I always wanted to go there. It just seems so green and a little bit wild too.

Lynn Osborne said...

I'd love to go to Vermont and Maine because the pictures I have seen have been so beautiful.

gertvr said...

Hmmm, I think I would choose to go to New York (again) We fell in love with this city the first time we visited it, because it has all the things we both love: good shops, lot's of things to see and visit, good food and great musicals ^_^

Jacque. said...

Hey Rachel!!! No need to enter me in the giveaway, just wanted to say CONGRATS!!! on winning! You deserve it...that block is gorgeous.

jaybird said...

i'd come to visit you of course!! what could ever be better!! then i could help you move... hang out & sew with you.. & steal all your fabric! just kidding... but congrats!! you know i'm super proud of you!

anniedavis said...

If I could go anywhere, it would have to be Hawaii. I wanted to go there for my honeymoon 26 years ago, but it didn't happened. Have always wanted to make up for that.

EricaThomas said...

I would go on an Africa Safari in Tanzania. I have always wanted to go on a jeep tour and see the wildlife.

Alicia said...

The block is beautiful!

I would love to travel to the tiny little corner of the planet that my husband's submarine is going to stopping soon. I miss him.

Zebros said...

Congrats on your quilt win!! Let's see - anywhere in the world? I would love to visit Australia. Thanks for the giveaway. Nancyz

Katie B. said...

Congrats on the win! If I could go anywhere, I'd go to Greece. I'd love to see the historic sites, plus I think the weather and food wold be a nice bonus!

The polka dot fabric--I'm with Shay, I think it's from Hobby Lobby too. I have some here, and the selvedge says "Brother Sister Design Studio." Hope that helps!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Oh man, I'd go back to Korea!!! Fabric is printed there and you can buy it by the boatloads. Not too mention the people are so nice and the food is excellent. I loved Korea.

rebecca said...

Hawaii would be my choice. I'd love to cross it off the list of places I have to get to!!

Daniella said...

Where in the world?? London definitely; to visit my good friend Angelines, we see each other 18 years ago and being in touch by mail and phone since then. I hope some day I will be in London with her to introduce to her my husband and kid, that she only met by photo.
Hugs & kisses

Swedish said...

All expenses paid...Hawaii!

Hawaii is expensive and to make the trip worth the looooong flight (for me on the East coast anyway), one would have to stay for 2 weeks. All expenses paid, heck yeah!

OsageBluffquilter said...

I would love to go to Germany. My husband has relatives there and I'm sure we'd have a good time with them.
Patti
PS Great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

At first I thought Alaska would be where I would like to go but then, after thinking beyond the box I believe I would like to go to Japan. I use to make pottery and the Japanese have such fine pottery that I would like to explore. Of course I would check out the fabric shops to see what is"hot" there.

Jennie said...

I would go to Cambodia and spend the whole time exploring the ruined city and temples of Angkor Wat. It's so fascinating to wonder why the inhabitants of a 400 square mile city just left, and now all we have are ruins!

Congrats on the win!!
~ Jennie

Aimee said...

Congrats, Rachel!

Well, having been to Ireland so many times already (my sister lives in the UK), I won't say that. But it is amazing and I would love to retire there. But our next dream vacation is a driving tour of Germany/Austria/Switzerland. Fantastic mountain scenary, great beer & chocolate. What more could a girl want? : )

Jackie said...

Congrats on the win!! I bet you felt like you were on cloud nine. I think, if I went anywhere in the world I would love to go back to Peru. I just loved it! Although, then there is the dream of going to Antarctica.

betsyann said...

Macchu Picchu in Peru. I want to do the three day hike to the top and imagine myself an Inca girl, long ago.

Congratulations on the win. :)

Breezy Bree said...

Africa, taking the kids with me on safari. The boys would go nuts at all the animals, the girls would love staying in tents :)
Karen xx congrats on winning

Breezy Bree said...

Africa, taking the kids with me on safari. The boys would go nuts at all the animals, the girls would love staying in tents :)
Karen xx congrats on winning

foodmathquilts said...

Hmmm ... anywhere? Probably Australia or Greece ... but I'd be more likely to get my husband to come along if it was to an English speaking Country, so Australia (or to be honest, Ireland ... not a traveler so I haven't really thought about it)

epban said...

Congratulations on your victory! I'd like to go to Australia and explore it all!

Kris said...

This is a tough one... I would either want to go to New Zealand or Italy I think. I've been dying to go to both for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Leslie said...

The fabric looks like it could be Moda.
I'd go back to Barcelona, Spain. I spent 36 hours there and it just wasn't enough!
Congrats on your win!
Hugs, Leslie

Stacey said...

Awww, congrats girl!! and a birthday next week, huh, so how old you gonna be? 27? And yes, that new moon trailer is rockin~i asked the hubby last night if he's gonna go with me to see it, a date, and he said probably not, then we watched the trailer and his eyebrows were way up, and his jaw was dropped, then i said, so are you gonna go with me now?????? i will get a sitter for the kids, i think he might, ;O)

Nydia Kehnle said...

I would totally love to go on A Mediterranean cruise. This way I can see many parts of Greece and Italy :-)

Kaye Prince said...

Oh gosh, this is a hard question! I haven't been much of anywhere, so I'd take a trip anywhere! But if I had to choose I'd say the British Isles (Ireland especially). My heritage is Irish and Scottish and my (adoptive) Grandparents both have an English background so I'd love to go and see all the places that my ancestors came from. Plus, the British Isles just seem so magical!

Petit Debutant said...

wow, there are so many places I would love to go. I think my top 2 picks are Japan and Mexico. I was born in Mexico and my extended family is there but I have never visited (not that I can remember anyway) And I have always wanted to go to Japan

Heidi said...

Congratulations!

I would love to go to Scotland, I have wanted to go there since I was a little girl listening to my grandfather talk about growing up there.

Oh & I have my midnight tickets for New Moon!!

Holli said...

I've always, always wanted to go to England. Shopping and theatre in London, the Beatles stomping grounds, the different fabric and yarn shops. My favorite book is Jane Eyre and I dream of wandering the countryside and ending up at a manor like Thornfield. Aaahhh.....

Congrats on your win!

Kelly O. said...

of course you won silly! I must've voted like a billion times!!
(in all honesty yours was truly the one I liked the best). :)
where would I go?
probably NewFoundland...
My father grew up there and I loved his stories and maybe I would feel I knew him better if I could see it first hand.
someday.

Heidi said...

I voted for you! Congrats!!!

soggybottomflats said...

I would love to go to Canada to meet my sister...someone I have never met face to face! Weird, huh? Both our moms and our dad are all dead now so it would be a good time to meet. Happy early birthday...Elaine

Kochernut Mama said...

I would choose Italy and Greece as well...The food, the atmosphere, the ocean...the oh so handsome men ;) Need I say more?

Heidi said...

I forgot to tell you where I would want to go. I would go to Ireland actually. We want to go there as a family when we celebrate our 20yr anniversary. It's so pretty there! We live in the desert so seeing grass and green trees is great!

The Retired Mama said...

That ia easy. I want to go to Alaska in the winter. Why? Because I want to see the Aroris Borealis. I want to see it sooo bad.

LindaW said...

Congratulations on your win! If I could go anywhere it would have to be Italy or England. So much history and beauty in both places.

True Blue Nana said...

I would go somewhere warm, wouldn't much matter where but by myself with my sewing machine!

craft-crazed said...

If I could go anywhere Id go to Ireland and Scottland.. and no Im not jsut saying that because you won the irish quilting garden party (congrats by the way!) My little sister just recently went to Ireland and the pictures she brought home with her are just so beautiful.. everything is so GREEN! which I love!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

You always have the best questions for your giveaways, I love it.

Anywhere? Denderhoutem, Belgium. I spent a little time there when I was 17, and would love to bring my son there and see the little tiny town that welcomed me with open arms.

Dotty Jane said...

Congratulations on your win! How exciting:)
I think I'd choose Ireland for a destination. My hubby has some roots there.
Australia would be fun since there seems to be lots of quilters there!

Nancy said...

Congrats on the win!! I guess my voted counted...
I have always wanted to go to New York City and see the sights and be on the Today Show (in the audience)..

I saw that fabric at my local Hobby Lobby yesterday, but it had a cream background. Your's looks white. If you need any I will be down there next week.

Heather said...

I have always liked Italy. I've never been and don't know anyone who has either. I just think I'd like it. But if I had to take my kids with me on this get-a-way I'd go to Disneyworld. We all love it, and it's fun to see even the big kids have fun. This is a great give-a-way! And YahOO for New Moon!!!

Heather said...

I have always liked Italy. I've never been and don't know anyone who has either. I just think I'd like it. But if I had to take my kids with me on this get-a-way I'd go to Disneyworld. We all love it, and it's fun to see even the big kids have fun. This is a great give-a-way! And YahOO for New Moon!!!

SandyQuilts said...

Oh dear so many wonderful places in our world to visit. I've been to alot of places being a military brat and wife. I pick Italy. why? actually I'd give the trip to GD#1 who is a HS senior. Her father's side are Italians. She has wanted to visit Italy forever. thanks.

ellen said...

I would love to go to India -- I think it would be a great adventure! And I'd take a million photos.

Greta said...

If I could go anywhere in the world I have to say that it would be to the see the giant sea turtles in the Galapagos Islands. I know not your run of the mill dream vacation but when I was in college I saw a Discovery Show Special on them and I have wanted to visit ever since. I'm glad that you won. I voted and I never vote on anything because its always so hard to pick. I love your blog though it has been a great inspiration.

Christy said...

Well, Congratulations! How cool! If I could go anywhere in the world, it would have to be Italy. My husband and I went for our Honeymoon nine years ago, and it was wonderful. We're looking forward to someday going back. It's gorgeous, so many amazing places and things to see, and, of course, such fabulous food!

Lee said...

congrats on the win! Places to go, people to see. Well I have stepped foot in 4 of the seven continents, so I wouldn't mind ticking more off the bucket list starting with Africa, then Australia. My 'everyone has a twin' lives in Melbourne and I haven't see her in 6 years and she is a quilter!

Emily said...

anywhere with sun and a beach!!

Emily said...

Turks and Caicos! I’ve been to Belize and was enamored by the crystal clear water and white beaches, but we had to travel by boat to see such wonderful things. The water at the hotel was actually kind of gross. Turks and Caicos seems to offer lots of fun activities on gorgeous beaches – something I’d LOVE to experience but sadly can’t afford right now. Maybe one day!

(Also? I’m new to your site. I spent a great deal of time poking around yesterday and am enjoying it so much!)

Vickie E said...

IF you are reading this....you are on your laptop...go now...and SEW! LOL...

Jolene said...

Congrats on your win!

If I could travel any where, Id love to visit a quite bed and breakfast on a farm in the fall someplace up in the mountains. Since FL is my home, I never get to see that beautiful change of color in the leaves!

skippingdaisies said...

I have always wanted to go to Egypt and see the ancient monuments, pyramids and sail down The Nile on a cruise ship. I fell in love with ancient Egypt when i learnt about it at school and its always in the back of my mind for a holiday-Maybe one day!!
Huge congrats on the quilt, you go girl!!

Elisabeth said...

I'd go to Hawaii- I live where it's cold at least half the year and I love the beach and warmth. I love to snorkel too.
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Elisabeth

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations on your win.

I would love to take a fall color trip along the east coast. It has always sounded like such fun.

Marianne said...

Congrats on the win!

If I could go anywhere I would go to Alaska. I love wildlife and glaciers so that would be my first pick.

Carrie said...

I would love to go to Antartica to see the penguins!!!

And the fabric that you are asking about I think is by brother and sisters designs. I just bought a very similar print and love it!!!

Gloria J W said...

Hi Rachel...Congratulations on your win! Where would I go...of course to any quilting retreat..possibly in America...because I live in Australia.. and what excitement that would be to travel and quilt...would have to be heaven!

wishes, true and kind said...

Australia, please and thank you! I have never been there and have always wanted to go, plus there are some amazing quilters and shops there. I could hang out at Material Obsession and soak up the inspiration and maybe visit some of my lovely online quilting friends. And I could take wonderful pictures of Australia, quilts, and quilters and share them with my friends on Flickr, Facebook, and on my quilting blog. Someday....

Mishka said...

Congrats Rachel, that's fabulous.

I'd have to pick London. It calls to me when I'm sleeping. From there, I'd travel by train all over Europe.

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Congratulations :)

East Coast in the Fall ...

Not a clue where the fabric came from but it sure is cute!

Allison said...

There are so many places I'd love to go, but I would really love to go to Australia. Not only would it be awesome to go fabric shopping there, but I love birdwatching and nature in general. There would be so many opportunities to see koalas, kangaroos, cockatoos, kookaburras and others--I would be in heaven!!

Maria McGill said...

So many places - Venice (had our honeymoon there), Ireland (visit dh's family again), Hawaii (never been unless you count a connecting flight). But I've always wanted to go on a Mediterranean cruise, that's the trip I'd love to take.

Purple and Paisley said...

wow, rach! congrats on your win! ☺ if i could go anywhere in the whole wide world? i think i would love a trip to hawaii with mr. paisley...nothing exotic but terribly romantic...☺☺☺

allsewnup said...

That's easy,
GERMANY because that's where I was born and I want my boys to see it there.

:o)
Carolyn*

Miss Nancy said...

If I could go on an all expense paid trip to anywhere in the world it would be to Australia. I would love to see the land, the people, the Aboriginal people, the culture, the history, and the sewing. My main reason for going would be that my son lives and works in Australia. If all expenses were paid, my husband may be more interested in going.

Maggie said...

I've always wanted to go to Ireland. Maybe find my ancestors, walk on the soil that bore my blood.

Thank you for hosting this great giveaway!

Miriam said...

There are so many beautiful places to choose from. But I would have to pick Germany. Would love to see all the beautiful castles.

Always Sewing said...

Congrats on your win!

I think I would pick Alaska. I love nature and it seems to be such a beautiful place with such great stories.

Rachel Locke said...

If I could go anywhere in the world, it would be to Ireland. My grandmother was irish and I would love to see our heritage. And besides its a really beautiful country. And I want to visist a haunted castle or 2

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow that is such a hard question. I think if I could go anywhere, it would be to New Zealand. There are lots of other places I would love to visit, but I've heard so much about it's beauty and it is basically the end of the earth for me ;-)

Rachel said...

Ohhh! Tough question! I think I would go back to South Africa because it is so amazingly beautiful.

Have you thought of using the fq for an apron? I once saw a pattern for one but now that I want to reference it, it seems to have dissapeared from my favs folder. :-)

Carin said...

Oh my well anyplace in the world... I would love to go to Italy to see where my Dh lived for 2 years I also would love to go to Australia to meet all my quilty friends from the interweb.

I wish I could help you with the fabric sorry.

bethany said...

If I could go anywhere in the world and not pay for it...that is hard!!! I would take a trip to New York city and see all the sites and take in a few broadway plays!! That would be a wonderful awesome time!!

Anonymous said...

If given the choice to go anywhere in the world I would choose Alaska. The getaway would be for my family. We are in need of a vacation. My husband works so hard so that I can stay at home and school my youngest child. We have been through a lot in the past few years which has stopped us from going out of town. I chose Alaska because the wildlife there is amazing. Getting away from the craziness of day to day life. Being in the wild is so peaceful and refreshing. Plus, with the family we could get away from computers, cell phones, and whatever destracts families from enjoying each others company and relight the love for each other. So, Alaska would be my choice...

Christa Buttrill
c.buttrill@yahoo.com

Wheeler Family said...

I'd love to go to London cause it's just so rich in history.

Sherry said...

The place I would like to go is a tough question.I'm a big volenteer person so I would love to go some where that they need help. Like Africa or where the bush fires are anywhere that I can spend time helping them This is the dream I would love to fill.

~ Sara ~ said...

England... I want to see the David Austin Rose gardens... Pictures just can't do the justice I'm sure.

Amy Sp said...

I would love to go to Hawaii! I think it would be so beautiful, and we really love the ocean and beach, so that is where I would go (if I could overcome my fear of flying over the ocean).

Molly said...

Congrats on your win Rachel! :) I would choose a trip to Europe. There are so many places there I want to see (Austria, Italy, Paris, London, Ireland...the list goes on). Love the polka dot fabric but have no clue who makes it...

Molly said...

Oh ya, I've gotten my sister-in-law hooked on Twilight, so we're going when New Moon comes out...I CANNOT wait! Love the new trailer! :)

Sherri said...

Congrats on your win! I've seen that dot fabric...but can't remember who makes it?! As far as places to go...wow there are so many....my daughter just got back from a US history tour back east...and I would have loved to have taken that trip!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Yayyy! I knew you'd win! Congrats!
Where would I go? I'd like to go to England- I love Jane Austen and Dickens and would love to see English countryside.
New Moooon!
~Nancy

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Our family has always wanted to go to Australia. We would love to see the animals and the beautiful water. I also love the way they talk. Good day mate!

Denise :) said...

Hmmmm...all expenses paid? It's a toss up for me, between New Zealand and Israel. The land of The Lord of the Rings or the land of the Lord over all! :)

As for the dot fabric? No clue. Sorry!

New Moon -- my daughter texted me last night to tell me she's purchased her tickets for the midnight screening on opening day. Crazy!

Birthdays -- let the celebrating begin!

Lisa said...

I think I would like to go to Switzerland. I would love to see the beautiful countryside there.
I TOO AM COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS UNTIL NEW MOON IS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait!! LOVE the trailer! I so wish eclispe and breaking dawn were coming out soon too =(
Congrats on winning!!!!

Robin said...

Yay for you on winning!!! its not surprise...cuz your awesome : )

All expenses paid?...id have to say a cruise would be really awesome!

New Moon....we already got our tickets!!!! and I love the new trailer! can't wait!!!!!!

susanne.eknander said...

I'd love to go to Australia and spend time with my friend Helen there, whom I have only written to so far. It's been over 25 years since the first letter arrived and they keep on coming. I'd show her many of the beautiful quiltshops while there!!
Susanne

Jenny said...

Congratulations on the win...and thanks for the giveaway, I would really adore receiving a pattern of yours!

I would love to back pack aross Europe with my hasband. I did once 10 years ago with my best friends, but didn't do enough research and didnt have enough funds to see some things I regret...and I always say to hubby, oh, ive been there and he has never been, so i think it would be great...but we will need to wait until the kids are older!

Thanks
Krousegirl2 at aol dot com

isa & marta said...

Hola maravillosa pregunta, viajaria a Egipto, fabuloso conocer en vivo la cultura milenaria de ese pueblo.
Felicitaciones por su regalo ganado y me encantaria recibir los suyos. Gracias

emy said...

Ciao! Your blog is fantastic!!!
Emy

Anonymous said...

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would take my family to Colorado. In Colorado the scenery is God made. There is also family there that has not been seen in a very long time.
I love you P.S.i quilt. ma

Anonymous said...

Im an odd bird, my ideal vacation is a 'stay-cation'. I do not like to travel, at all, period. I would however love some time in my house to clean from head to toe without my daughter, dog, or husbands 'help'!
thanks for the giveaway.
brina
blrohloff at aol dot com

Cecilia Young said...

Congratulations on the win. I would love to go to Italy and be able to see where some of my ancestors lived. I also love the food. Thanks for this giveaway.

Gwynette said...

I would love to have the time and money -- but, you did say all expenses paid -- to return to my home state of Louisiana and explore the bayous my dad explored as a lad and just revisit everywhere there that I've lived and been. My husband's job took us back there for 4 years and we lived all over the state and both daughters were born there. It would be like 'going home'. Thanks for asking and thanks for offering quilty prizes.

Dawn said...

~Congrats on your win!!
~An all expense trip..hummm..I've always wanted to go to Germany to see the land of my ancestors.
~Can't wait to see New Moon!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Yeah for you!!! That's awesome Rachel! If I had anywhere in the world to go, it would be New Zealand to see where my grandmother (dad's mom - since passed) grew up and to visit family. Great job! Jenn

lisa said...

San Juan Puerto Rico so I could stand just once more on the top of the fort and gaze out at the bright blue sky where it meets the cool aqua of the sea, where the warm breezes blow through my hair and all around me hundred of people are fly beautiful multi-colored kites swirling and dipping and diving but all the while reaching high, higher and higher still as if trying to reach the hand of God. It is a lovely moving quilt pattern that only nature and God could create.

Brittney said...

All expenses paid, I would have to cheat and say a world-wide tour. But that's taking the easy way out.. So, Peru. I went there in high school with my spanish teacher and I've been dying to go back ever since. The mountains, the ocean, the people, it's all so fantastic!

Heather said...

Congrats!! I am so happy for you!!
If I could go anyway all expenses paid I would choose Australia - hands down! I would love to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!

Heather said...

Congrats!! I am so happy for you!!
If I could go anyway all expenses paid I would choose Australia - hands down! I would love to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!

Taya Chiniquy said...

I would go back to Hawaii! Congrats on the win.

Mandy said...

Home, to see my new niece!

Sheila said...

Congrats on the win!!

If I could go anywhere it would be Australia. It is so unlike any other place in the world.

Thanks for the give away

Sheila

shecarita{at}yahoo{dot}com

Lindzie said...

I want to go to Jamaica...or to a place that has beautiful clear blue water! I saw a friend's wedding pictures and she got married on the beach. I was very jealous :) I want to visit a place like that!

The Army of Four said...

Congrats to you!
I don't know if anyone weighed in on the fabric - but is it by Windham? This one: http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-WF-30684-2
Not sure - but it looked similar!
Hope that helps!
Karen
PS: I'd go to Australia, I think. Or Scotland. :)

Anonymous said...

I'd head somewhere tropical and little remote, not to touristy. Me and my husband and the waves. Sounds wonderful. Keep dreaming, huh?!

Carla said...

Is that a hot pad or potholder? It sure is pretty. I love the dot fabric and would also like to find some. Congratulations on your win! I would love to go to Ireland. It just looks so pretty in pictures and I would like to look up some genealogy.

Sigi said...

I once won a trip to South Africa - one week of pure luxury and leisure - and if I had the choice I'd go there again. Not for the luxury (we spent the whole time in Sun City - you can't just leave for a walk or so), but to see more of the people and more of the wonderful country and wildlife.

Chelsea M said...

Ireland!!! I've always wanted to go to Ireland and my wonderful hubby is planning to take me next summer...but hey, an all-expense paid trip would be even better!

Amber said...

Congrats on the win!

If it's all expenses paid, I'd definitely go to Europe. There's soo much to do and see!

Amy said...

hmmm...I'd love to go to Hawaii. There is something about hanging out at the beach that sound REALLY nice right now:)

annemarie said...

I would love to go to Ireland which is where my ancesters came from - beautiful country I am sure. Congrats on your win!

angela said...

Love that New Moon trailer! So now I want to go to Italy! or perhaps Scottland or Denmark. I would love to see all that old world stuff.

angela said...

Oh - and Congratulations! I was distracted by New Moon!

Barb said...

I think I am there....here in American Samoa...so beautiful...but I suppose i would go home to Texas to see my boys.

Congrats on your win.

Courtepointe said...

I would definitely head back to France with my husband and two kids. i lived there for a time, and I wish they could see, smell, and hear what I am remembering what i saw and did there. Also, I would love to see many of my friends again, and my cousin who lives there with her new family.

Patty said...

Congratulations on winning! I would go to Afric this June to see the Wold Cup with my Hubs and son. Then I would tour other parts of the continent and find a place to volunteer and do some good. Hopefully I could use some of my vacation money to improve some one's quality of life.

Susan said...

Congrats on winning! I've always wanted to go to Ireland. I just love Emerald Isle and would love to see it in person....all that history and beauty.

Doris said...

Italy, there is just something magical in my mind about Italy. I want to see Bruneleschi's dome on the Cathedral in Florence...I want to see the fabulous sites shown in "Under the Tuscan Sun"...Michaelangelo's Ceiling...and see the Pope walk out onto his balcony...and maybe take a dip in one of those great fountains...have espresso in a sunlit piazza...and get fat eating authentic Italian cuisine....

Wendy B said...

It would have to be the US of A....the Huston (I know that's not how you spell it but...!!)Quilt show, all the fab quilt shops...I'd be touring around getting, all this inspiration from you guys...!!!...now back to reality, I'm off to work!
;o) Wendy B

jabeybaby said...

Congrats on your win!!

I have always wanted to go to Italy! There is just so much to see there. All the history and the country side is suppose to be beautiful also! (I'm even trying to learn Italian!)

Josie Schmosie said...

Congrats!

I would go to New Zealand and frolic the hills like Hercules and Xena. But I would probably ride the horse rather than walk it like a dog. Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye!!!!

Hope everyone has as much fun getting caught up in the fantasies as I have.

Josie Schmosie said...

Congrats!

I would go to New Zealand and frolic the hills like Hercules and Xena. But I would probably ride the horse rather than walk it like a dog. Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye!!!!

Hope everyone has as much fun getting caught up in the fantasies as I have.

Josie Schmosie said...

Congrats!

I would go to New Zealand and frolic the hills like Hercules and Xena. But I would probably ride the horse rather than walk it like a dog. Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye!!!!

Hope everyone has as much fun getting caught up in the fantasies as I have.

Shelly said...

I've wanted to go to Australia since I was in the 6th grade. There has always been something in my way, whether money, or just the time to go.
Of course, after watching many seasons of The Amazing Race, I'd love a complete trip around the world too!!!

Gloriajean said...

Congrats!
I would go to England. My ancesters are from there and I want to find our ancestrial castle. Of course then I can check out the fabric stores while I'm there.

Celine said...

Without a doubt I would go (back) to Japan and spend a long time trying to immerse myself in the culture, marvel at the buildings, the like, the beautiful fabrics, the numerous shops everywhere, the nature. Well everything really. I spent 10 days there 2 years ago and this was the best trip ever, wish I could have stayed for a lot longer.
Celine

Melody said...

If I could go anywhere it would be a long visit to see all my Family out west. Mainly California and Arizona. I have been living in PA for twelve years and am often homesick for my loved ones.

Mary said...

Congrats!
That is a easy answer for me. I live in MO. My whole family lives in New England including my 1 1/2 grandson. And New England has the best Quilt Shops.

Sandy said...

Congrats on your win...darling!
If I could go anywhere in the world, all expenses paid and also take at least one extra suitcase it would be to Australia. I have discovered so many talented designers from there here in blogland. I have corresponded with a couple of gals and learning about their country below the equator compared to mine is so much fun.
All of those neat new quilt shops...whoa, here I come!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

If I could go on an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world, I would got to Australia with my husband because I have read a lot about it and talked to people who have been there and it looks beautiful.

Shan said...

id go to japan to go to the cherry blossom festival. i love everything japanese and cherry blossom are my favourite flower

well done on your win

good luck everyone :)

Karin Schueller said...

If someone told you already, i apologize... but I don't want to read through 180 posts to see, lol. :) That fabric LOOKS like the one they have at Hobby Lobby. it is made just for their stores. But it could just be similar. :) It is something you can only buy there.

pklaw said...

I would go to France - I have always wanted to visit there since taking a French class in high school...that was quite awhile ago! Thanks for the giveaway -congrats on your win!

Carlie said...

Congratulations! If I could go anywhere it would be Ireland. I love their crafts, history, and could listen to them talk all day long!!!

Kristine said...

Ever since I saw "P.S. I Love You" I have wanted to go to Ireland! The scenery was just breathtaking. Gerard Butler wasn't bad, either...; -)

Congrats, girl!

jannza said...

Great job, Rachel!

I'd go to Italy. It is so romantic and full of history. Delightful!

lana and drew said...

Congratulations!

I would go to Argentina. My husband's mom grew up there and she has always made my huby facinated with the city. He has never been there and I would love to take him there to watch a local soccer game, learn tango lessons and eat authentic Argentine cuisine.

As for the fabric, sorry don't know where it's from. Good luck!

trudys_person said...

This is a hard question! I would love an all-expenses paid trip almost anywhere ... but I think Paris is the ultimate. I love to eat and look at art and architecture and shop ....

Deb said...

It would have to be Australia. I would love to see all the beautiful scenery there, and of course, visit lots of quilt shops. I also know a blogger who lives there, and I'd love to pop in and see her!

Annie said...

Just one!!! Oh - that's not fair. There is so many places in the world and so much to discover - I want to do it all. But, I suppose if I had to choose the next place I would like to go - Alaska. Just because I hear it is beautiful and I want to see for myself.

Kathy said...

Congrats on your win!

If I could to anywhere I would go to the Galapagos Islands where the nature is incredible. They only let a limited number of visitors on the islands to preserve the beauty of the natural habitats of the wildlife. To see the giant tortoises, the penguins, flamingos, scuba dive with the sea lions would be incredible.

Di~ said...

Oh dare we dream...Ireland, Wales where my ancestors came from! Way to go on your win and thanks for the chance to win!

Cynthia said...

If I could go anywhere, it would be Italy. I love the food, the people and I would love to bike around the little villages in a vintage bike, wearing a skirt with my husband! The polka dot fabric might be Michael Miller, but I'm not positive.

Cynthia said...

If I could go anywhere, it would be Italy. I love the food, the people and I would love to bike around the little villages in a vintage bike, wearing a skirt with my husband! The polka dot fabric might be Michael Miller, but I'm not positive.

Cynthia said...

If I could go anywhere, it would be Italy. I love the food, the people and I would love to bike around the little villages in a vintage bike, wearing a skirt with my husband! The polka dot fabric might be Michael Miller, but I'm not positive.

Cynthia said...

If I could go anywhere, it would be Italy. I love the food, the people and I would love to bike around the little villages in a vintage bike, wearing a skirt with my husband! The polka dot fabric might be Michael Miller, but I'm not positive.

DarlingAlana said...

I would have to go to Egypt and see the pyramids and such. It's always been a dream. I think part of me really wants to be an archaeologist.

Wanda Sotkowy said...

If I had the money to travel any where in the world I would go to Italy and see all the amazing historical sites and drink excellent wine!

Thanks for asking

Colleen said...

Congratulations on your win!!!
If I could go anywhere right now it would be Italy because it is a trip my husband really wants to take and I would go anywhere with him!

Laurie said...

All expensed pay trip: Motorhome trip around the US! Stop at every fabric store and general store around! My husband would love that trip!

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