Sunday, October 25, 2009

Time to Give- A Giveaway


I noticed the other day that I missed my 200th blog giveaway. Oops. Sometimes life goes too quickly, doesn't it. So, I had an idea. I know a lot of people are struggling this season. Struggling to eat. Struggling to survive the times. Around this time of year, I like my family to give a bit. In the past we have given to the Salvation Army. I thought maybe some of you might like to give, too. Did I mention that there will be a prize?

Prize:

I will post a better picture later- my camera is having an attitude! But for now, you should know that the prize includes 2 Moda Charm packs, and 1 yard coordinating fabric, 1/4 yard of binding fabric. (For those of you on the Schnibbles diet, this should feed your habit for a mini quilt.)

I also want to say, that you don't have to give a gift to be entered for the prize. I've come up with a system:

1. Leave a comment- get 1 entry
2. Give a gift (click on the bucket widget on the right of your screen, it will take you to a secure giving location)...just so you know, any gift will help me fill "my bucket", even a dollar or two.- get 5 entries
A important note, the Salvation Army has a really nice site. It allows each giver to designate where they want the money to go. You get to pick your location. You can pick your hometown or any other area in need you want.
3. Blog about it and link to this post- get 1 entry

So, you could get up to 7 entries, if you wanted to. And, I think we could all feel pretty good about it. I am hoping to go well above my goal. I will draw Dec 1st. That gives everyone plenty of time to get entered.

41 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

We signed up today to adopt our Christmas family ...

Beautiful fabrics ... thank you. Please throw me into the pot.

Anita said...

What a great idea. The last few years I've been organizing a donation with my fellow mom friends for local children in protective services. Our county has an organized program that will get gifts to these children that would not otherwise receive any holiday gift. We are usually able to adopt at least 30 kids, which makes me feel happy that we have helped to make some one's holiday season a little happier.

Carin said...

What a great idea! I know that as soon as the kettles come out I better have some cash available because we have taught our kids to give and they want to make sure they do EVERY time we pass one.
I love to see my little guy with a handful of change dropping it in one at a time I try to follow with some bills but he just love the change sound.
I will put a link to this on my blog. I hope that you help get many donations for those in need this season.

joantufts said...

What a wonderful idea! We just picked a family on my case load for our Christmas giving. It is such a wonderful feeling to share with others who have less.
I love the fabric.. My sister was home this week-end and the project she was sewing with was that line. I drooled all week-end. Congratualtions on your 200th post.

PunkiePie said...

Great giveaway, Kris! I will donate to your pot for sure. Just have to go get my credit card. I'm too lazy to walk to get my wallet right now. LOL.

I'll post about it too.

Loralynn said...

What a wonderful idea for a giveaway! We always contribute to a group that sponsors a couple of familys at Christmastime. It's always nice to help someone else in their time of need.

Rochelle said...

What a great give away. This year it is even more important to give in any way we can.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very sweet idea for a giveaway. You have a very generous heart. I love the charm fabrics, and yes I am a schnibbler :-) Thanks for entering me.

Michelle said...

What a great idea & giveaway! I'm like Carin, as soon as that red bucket is out, we always make sure to put a little something in it.

libertythreads said...

Our family will do a shoe box filled for a child through Samaritan's Purse. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Allie said...

What a lovely idea! Please don't enter me in the give-away though, as I can't give right now.

I've always taught my boys to never pass a kettle without dropping something in....but we hardly see them around here anymore. We do shop at their thrift store though, and donate things when we can.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

What a great idea! It's an easy way for others to give!

Melissa said...

How very generous. Thank you!

Melissa said...

I donated to your kettle. This is a great idea! I always put money in at Christmas time, but I didn't know you could do this online!

Lizzie said...

What a grand idea. Good for you! Please enter me in your drawing!

Lizzie said...

Please see my blog for the notice to all quilters to give to the salvation army! Please enter me for the 2nd time for your giveaway.

thanks
Lizzie http://quiltinginthestateofmynativity.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-giving-idea.html

paulette said...

I love your give-away! Great idea!
Thanks you so much!
Paulette

free indeed said...

What a giving spirit you have! This helps to make it easy being able to do it online...Now that half my family is married, we've been thinking of donating to charity rather than buying for each other....thanks!

Sara W said...

Hi Kris - This is your mini quilt partner. I love love love my quilt and cant tell you thank you enough! The colors are just fantastic and make me smile every time I look at it. I'll enjoy this for a long, long time. If you need to contact me please do so at forsara at netzero dot net. Thanks!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Sign me up, Kris. Here's my comment; I blogged about the giveaway, and I left a donation to help fill your kettle. Good luck in getting a full kettle. And thanks for the opportunity to win fabric.

Deb said...

Happy belated 200th post! I found out about your blog over at Blackberry Creek. Thanks for entering me.

DianeH said...

The Salvation Army has always played a large part in my life and we support it in many ways.
God Bless you for your thoughtful giveaway that helps others.

Julie in WA said...

Love the giveaway! I must head over to Moda to check out the whole Hemming House line!

Melissa said...

I just blogged about this great opportunity!

What Comes Next? said...

What a fabulous idea! Lovely fabrics to boot.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! We love to contribute to the Salvation Army at this time of year! Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Ok, I've have posted a blog about your kettle. I hope it helps fill your bucket some.

http://thel7quiltco.blogspot.com/2009/10/online-red-kettle.html

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful way to have a giveaway. A portion of my hubby's check goes to charity monthly to help those less fortunate who have a loss of a parent in the war.

JanOliver210 said...

Great idea! I always do something for someone else before I start my Christmas. My Sunday School class is adopting my pastor's daughter, who is in a nursing home, for Thanksgiving. 'Tis the season to be giving.

jokramer said...

I have seen the Hemming House fabric and have loved it. Our family is currently working on a project for our youth group to help them go for a week to help in needy areas of Puerto Rico. I am making some quilts to be raffled off. A big job but FUN!

Mystica said...

Please count me in for the giveaway. I cannot contribute from here towards your efforts, but I do work with an orphanage in Sri Lanka for 45 girls and will contribute towards that.

Peggy said...

What a giveaway and a great idea!

Anonymous said...

What a great give away!
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Nicole said...

It is truly a great idea.

Carol said...

Great idea! Its always better to give than recieve! Please throw my name in the pot.

badlandsquilts said...

Great idea for a holiday giveaway...

free2quilt said...

You have a wonderful idea. The fabrics are beautiful. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. Please throw me in the pot.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful giveaway and a thoughtful way to give to charity.

Tricia said...

Congrats on 200 posts!!!

That's a great way to get extra entries especially during this time of year. I will skip donating online though as I donate to an adopt family program at work and thanksgiving day food drive.

Mary Ann said...

What a great give away! Thank you! I don't have a credit card for your bucket but I will put some money in the Salvation Army bucket!

Judez said...

Congratulations on making 200(+) posts! This is a very sweet idea for a giveaway. No matter who wins, we're all winners because we've helped others in need. :)