Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Gidget Gobbles" Giveaway!

We’ve been busy vending at a quilt show in Tucson and headed to another quilt show in Phoenix but wanted to stop by to say “Hi” in a quite moment. 
Janet, my shop manager, has come up with the cutest doggie gift! She’s totally an “IDEA” person. I love her...she keeps me on my toes. Janet loves to bake and makes the best goodies and shares them with everyone. Well, she always thinking of others and since Gidget is our shop mascot, Janet thought it would be nice to whip up a little something for the little Queen. I just thought this was so cute with Janet’s original drawing inspired by a photo of Gidget when in Texas. 
Janet came up with “Gidget Gobbles”. These treats look like little croutons but have a BIG flavor. All natural ingredients: wheat, corn, beef broth, and a pinch of salt. These treats have been Gidget tested and Gidget approved! Another box is being sent to my Mom’s doggies...Casey and Max!
Soooooo...Gidget wants to do a little doggie giveaway. If you are interested in receiving some “Gidget Gobbles” for your doggie, just leave a comment here on this blog entry for Gidget and the reason why your little baby would like to nibble on some of these delicious treats. Gidget will also include a gift for you, the owner, too...a little quilting something...so be sure to log your comment.
The drawing will be on Feb 1st! Good Luck to the doggie(s) and owner!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Quilts From The Heart

When I first started designing and went to my first quilt market in Houston, I had a five year goal and that was to be featured in my favorite quilt magazine, “McCall’s Quick Quilts”. I thought my simple and fast quilt designs might be a good match with their magazine. I trotted over to the McCall’s booth and left my card with someone so that they MIGHT pass it along to the Editor-in Chief. I had a great market and made so many great new contacts! The last day of market can be pretty slow as some of you may know...so I was hanging out in my booth thinking of some new designs for the next market and looked up and saw this beautiful lady dressed very sharp and she seemed to be looking for someone’s booth...I asked, “Can I help you find a booth number?” This lady looked at me and looked up at my booth banner and said, “Are you Jere’e with Quilted Quickies?” Remember...this was my first market and didn’t think anyone could possibly be looking for ME. Well...it was Beth Hayes looking for ME!!! Long story short...she was interested in my designs for their magazine! So this 5 year goal that I had came true at my very first quilt market! Needless to say I felt so blessed and have been designing for Quick Quilts ever since. Thank you Beth for giving me a chance! I’ve been so very lucky to grace a couple covers too! July 2006 with a flip flop design and March 2009 with a cupcake design. 

Well, now Quilted Quickies (me) is featured not just once but twice in McCall’s Quilting Special Issue of “America Makes Quilts From The Heart” Winter 2009/2010 issue. My “Hey Cupcake” and “Little Buddies” designs can be found in this fun issue. Dog owners...be sure to check out the link below for a free recipe for “Doggie Delights” dog treats!

Hey Cupcake!

Web Bonus - Free “Doggy Delights” Recipe. Click Here

Be sure to pick up your issue of “America Makes Quilts From The Heart” on newsstands today or purchase a copy via McCall’s web site. This issue has lots of pretty quilts and features Pat Sloan and Lissa Alexander...two of my favorites!

Again, thank you to Beth, McCall’s and to all my wonderful customers who follow me to shows, in magazines, and visit our quilt shop in Arizona.