7/25/2010: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Yes, it is July Giveaway time here at The Curious Quilter! You can win this free scrappy set of 80 five inch cotton quilt fabric charms, no duplicates. These fun squares are not die cut, but are carefully cut by an experienced (but highly human) quilter. They are cut from prewashed fabrics, and come from a smoke and pet free environment. The set includes calicos, novelties, batiks, geometrics, metallics, and more. Click on the photo for a closer look.
You can earn up to four entries by entering in three ways.
- Leave a comment anywhere on the site, telling how you would use these charm squares.
- Subscribe to my blog by entering your email address in the Email Subscription box on the right hand panel. Current subscribers are entered automatically. Note: checking the subscribe box in comment sections on blogs only adds you to that comment thread. You must use the Email Subscription button on the right hand side to subscribe to blog. Another note 7/19: If you subscribe to a blog reading service, they do not notify me, so you will not receive an entry for that.
- You have to work a bit harder for this one, so it is worth two entries. Think of your favorite color, and your favorite traditional quilt block. Now write up a limerick or a haiku using both those terms and share it in a comment. Have some fun with this! Examples are below, but copying will not count!
Entries are accepted now through midnight on July 24, 2010. A random drawing will determine the winner, who will be announced here on July 25th. International entries are welcome. Thanks for entering!
(Remember to check out my links to Other Quilty Giveaways on the right hand side bar!)
Haiku: Simply put, a three line poem having five syllables in the first line, seven in the next, and five in the last. Rhyming is not required.
A traditional Haiku poem:
Branches stretching out
To grab the sunsets colors
Night is approaching.
A ‘quilty’ Haiku poem:
Lady of the Lake
Intricate blue and white
Limerick: A five line poem where lines one, two, and five rhyme with each other, and lines three and four rhyme with each other. Usually the longer lines one, two, and five have nine syllables, and the shorter two lines have five or six, but they do not have to be perfect for THIS contest! Less rigid than a haiku in form, but most commonly humorous.
A blue and white Lady of the Lake
Was thought to be quilted by Jake.
When it won a prize
He confessed his lies
Saying “I cannot quilt, I’m a fake.”