Worldwide Quilting Day plus a Giveaway

Well it appears that I’ve quickly turned into a once a month kind of blogger.  Unfortunately, I was pretty sick for most of February which really sucked all the energy right out of me.  But I’m finally healthy again and back to work.

Happy Worldwide Quilting Day!!

How will you all be spending your day?  I plan on quilting as soon as I get finished writing this post.  I have several charity quilts I need to work on for my local guild.  We’re trying to donate at least 75 quilts to a local children’s shelter.

I’ve been playing around with Roscoe and some new thread.  I thought I would share a couple pictures to possibly inspire you all to go quilt on Worldwide Quilting Day.  By the way, the variegated thread is Superior Threads So Fine 40 and it is awesome.  Seriously.  It’s my new favorite thread.


Since we can all agree I’m a terrible blogger lately, I thought you might like to follow me on Instagram too.  You can click the little icon below (I’ve also added it to my sidebar).  My Instagram ID is ruebelv.


I haven’t been on Instagram long but it’s a great way for me to easily share pics of current projects.  It’s fast and I can snap pics with my phone as I’m quilting.  Works out great for me because deep down inside I’m a little lazy.  However, I AM going to make an effort to blog at least 2 to 3 times a week.  I know it should be more but let’s face it, that’s probably my limit.

Do you think I forgot I mentioned a giveaway in the post title?  We can’t celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day without a giveaway.  But what should we giveaway?  How about an awesome Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 and a charm pack of Barcelona by Zen Chic?  And I might even throw in a little something extra.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment and tell me a fun fact about yourself.  Here’s one for me…I was an exchange student my junior year of high school.  I was lucky enough to spend a whole year in Norway! I would love to go back someday.

If you would like another chance to win you can follow me on Instagram. Make sure you leave a separate comment telling me you are now following me.

I’ll use Mr. Random to pick a winner on Monday.  Good luck!

Now go quilt something on this special holiday just for us!

104 thoughts on “Worldwide Quilting Day plus a Giveaway

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    Melanie says:

    Just started following you on Instagram

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    I can read upside down – the book is upside down, not me!!

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    Michele T says:

    Glad to learn that you are back to good health!!! I used to be a figure skater and still almost 40 years later I dream of skating and performing!!! Hehehehe

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    Michele T says:

    I am now following you via IG, I am Winkowl. It is all very new to me but I check it out now and again.

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    Years ago I won $10K in an electronic dart tournament in Las Vegas….I think I left it all there. Not sure I could even hit a dartboard now!

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    i learned to quilt at age 70

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    Brita says:

    I attended 11 schools. Sweet giveaway!

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    Brita says:

    I attended 11 schools. Sweet giveaway!

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    Colleen says:

    Quilter by night, pharmacist by day.

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    I collect flags from spanish speaking countries. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Colleen says:

    I am following you on IG

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    My dream is to one day be a NASCAR driver. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! -Brittany

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    Ella says:

    I bellydance!

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    hmmmm…..I lived through my childhood and teens years…..grin. That’s the best I can do. I did have lots of fun in my 20s.

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    Judy says:

    I’m wishing we (Michigan) get another 3 inches of snow so we can be the snowiest winter since the 1800’s. Shh don’t tell anyone, they hate me! lol Thanks for the chance.

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    Judy says:

    I’m wishing we (Michigan) get another 3 inches of snow so we can be the snowiest winter since the 1800’s. Shh don’t tell anyone, they hate me! lol Thanks for the chance.

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    Gill says:

    I can trace my family tree back to Edward 1st (of England!)

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    Sallie says:

    I spent my junior year of high school in Norway, too.

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    Jeanie says:

    I had a pet snake for 21 years… his name was Rudy. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway and glad you are feeling better!

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    Fun facts for me….I’ve carried the real Olympic Torch as it came through our state, talk about heavy! I have road tripped across 43 of the 50 states and plan on taking that to 48 out of 50 this year. Think of all the quilt shops I have to discover!

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    I follow on Instagram under Chanzy01.

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    I’ve always wanted to visit Norway! My fun fact is that my husband and I grew up on the same road, just 84 miles apart 🙂 … We met in college!

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    I just started following you on instagram

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    Jeanne Gwin says:

    I am right handed but play all sports left handed. Thanks for a nice giveaway

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    Aimee says:

    I can wiggle my nose & my ears. Not rfeally sure how interesting that actually is, but it amuses children 😉

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    GO STARS! says:

    I can drive a tractor.

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    GO STARS! says:

    I follow you on instagram now. I’m “sckett” I’ve become an Instagram junkie. Come see my quilts.

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    Cecilia says:

    I was on the Flag Team my junior year of high school.

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    Janarama says:

    I woke myself up laughing in my sleep several times.

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    Julianne says:

    Ummm, I am the youngest of 9 children but the only one who came by cesarean section! Crazy eh?

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    Charlene S says:

    I would ride my horse to Dairy Queen and order two ice cream cones. One for me and one for my horse.

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    Jusmom1 says:

    Hmmm…a fact about me. Well it is sorta about me and my son, lol. When he was young (age 10-11) we were both very active in spreading the word about asthma and its management. We even testified before Congress!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Janice in Alaska says:

    Thank you for the easy to enter contest !!! My fun fact about me. I got interested in quilting by watching a quilt show on tv, the person was doing a pineapple quilt, and I thought geeeee that looks interesting !! All these years later, I have yet to do a pineapple block or quilt <:)

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    The quilting is beautiful, Vickie.
    I want to sing and can’t carry a note!!!

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    Debbie says:

    I love to sew anything but especially frilly little girl’s dresses.

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    Deb says:

    I never missed a day of work, for being sick, in 18 years. Your quilting is beautiful.

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    A fun fact about me….I went parasailing with my husband and the boat’s captain lowered us down so we could ‘walk on water’ LOL!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

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    Needled Mom says:

    Those feathers look awesome. I love the varigated threads.

    Something interesting??? I was once highlighted on a TV show for leaded glass work that I had done.

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    Vicki H says:

    When I worked outside the home, I was an electrical engineer for an aircraft company.

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    Before I got into quilting I used to work in outside in Northern Canada. Snowshoeing all day for work and taking helicopters to the job site was pretty normal for a few years of my life.

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    OhioLori says:

    Something interesting about me…hmmmm lol Have 7 Kiddo’s & 6 Grankiddo’s… A Peach Orchard & go to 4 Farm Mkts a week between end Of July & bout middle of September! I can make a mean Cobbler with those peaches too! lol

    Loooove your Quilting!! Awesome job!!

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    supersara20 says:

    I was lifeguard in highschool and taught swim lessons too.

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    I won a typing trophy when I started junior year in high school and I had only typed a few months. I went to state but didn’t place there. My first ever trophy! Thanks

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    Anita says:

    One fun fact is that I am “almost” related to Paul McCartney…
    My cousin is married to an American woman, and her second cousin is PMcC!

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    QuiltSue says:

    Am I eligible as I live in the UK? I hope so. My fun fact is that I have retired from work four times now.

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    Beth says:

    I once got to hold a six week old baby lion – he was so soft and cuddly!

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    Dawn says:

    Once I jumped rope with a clown at the Shrine Circus.

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    Abbigail says:

    My fun fact is that every school I went to closed. every church I went to was torn down (rebuilt newer ones) and everywhere I worked has gone out of business! Not very fun facts is it.

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    I swam on the varsity synchronized swim team for University of Toronto.

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    I used to play and sing in a band!

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    Patricia says:

    I did a demo on TV when I was 10 on how fabric is made when I was in 4-H

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    Cathy says:

    I was a member of Quiltmaker Magazine’s 2012 Scrap Squad. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway. Hugs

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    Sewing Mom says:

    I can sing harmony. =) Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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    Joyce Carter says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Vicki, and I am happy you are feeling better.Your quiltintg is so beautiful. Fun fact– I can whistle better AND louder than the guys in my family.

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    Your quilting is lovely! I’m ambidextrous with a rotary cutter… really saves time. 😉 Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    Connie says:

    Great to see you blogging again Vicki and your quilting is awesome!! Looking forward to seeing you blog more too!

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    Peggy says:

    Not sure if this is a fun fact or not, but I found out I had a half sister when I was almost 50 years old-we were able to meet and she and her family have become part of our extended extended family.
    Thanks, Peggy
    Peggy _verdongibbs@

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    Lisa Marie says:

    Okay, not terribly interesting, but maybe unique — I was born on 8/10 and weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz.

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    Andrea says:

    What interesting fun facts you all are posting! I was born in Wyoming in an Indian Reservation Hospital – because it was the only hospital in the area. I collected rocks as a child and had an amazing trunk full, which I had to leave behind when we moved to WA at age 9. I’d love to go back and visit Wyoming…sigh.

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    Amy C says:

    I found my mom’s long lost aunts and uncles in Northern Ireland last year.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    DJ says:

    So happy that you are feeling better, miss your posts. Fun fact:
    I am a farmer’s daughter and proud of it. Quilter since 1965, too.
    sewlady003 At YaHOo dOT coM

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    mtnquiltr says:

    Your quilting inspires m e to try harder! I was a hippie in my teen years, and I still think the philosophy was fine! I saw lots of great bands too!

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    Lisa E says:

    I’m 51 and can still do the splits. On my left leg. The right leg is not quite as flexible.

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    RANDI COOK says:

    In my spare time I like to take walks out in nature and take pictures. That’s all I got for fun fact?! lol

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    RANDI COOK says:

    I’m following you on instagram. Go by meintc.

    Your quilting is beautiful! Best I’ve ever seen!

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    charlotte says:

    Love the quilting pics. I used to be a lunch lady in an elementary school cafeteria. Yup, white shoes, hairnet and apron.

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    Lizzie says:

    Wow, Norway…..what an awesome opportunity. I was a go-go dancer in 1966 with a good friend whose boyfriend had a band. We made our own outfits. It was a lot of fun. I still love to dance at almost 64 years young. Thanks for opportunity to win your giveaway. I follow you via email at 2bquilting247 at hotmail dot ca.

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    Beth says:

    In grade school my nickname was “Beanie”, and to this day my best friend from school still calls me that, as do her mother, father, sister, aunt, cousins, etc. It makes me smile to hear them say it.

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    Bonnie58 says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. My fun fact is my penpal that I have had for 42 years – we still keep in touch.

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    Lori says:

    thanks for this wonderful chance. Hmm a fun fact about me!!!Oh I know, I was in 4-H as a kid. I was in equestrian, and I did barrel racing. Wow that was a rush in itself.

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    Linda says:

    HI,I’m 71 years young and still climbing the Rocky Mts. here near my home in Montana! Thanks for sharing!

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    ELNM says:

    Glad you’re better! I tried stand-up paddleboarding last summer and really enjoyed it (and I’m not particularly athletic or coordinated!). Many thanks!

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    Barb says:

    Back in the olden days, I had a Pen Pal from Norway. As I recall, she lived in Oslo, and it was fun to exchange letters. More recently we hosted exchange students from Switzerland and Sweden, and it was fun for all of our family. Great programs!

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    Something nobody knows about me…I can read upside down and read really fast, even cursive writing. I also couldn’t even sew a straight line in Home Ec and failed the class.

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    Forgot to tell you, I followed you on Instagram. Love the sewing machine pillow.

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    Kathy says:

    I don’t really have a fun fact, but this is more of an awesome fact: I saved my brother’s life back in 1996 through a bone marrow transplant. And I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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    Lyn says:

    I am going to be a Great Grandma of 6! 5 boys and the new one is a girl. I am very excited for that. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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    sandyb says:

    I am a pretty dull person – nothing very interesting – I used to raise and show rabbits – netherland dwarfs with my daughters.

    Love your giveaway!

    Thank you!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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    sandyb says:

    I am following you on Instagram –


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    Jeneta says:

    Wow – a whole year in Norway during high school! I’m not sure this is all that interesting, but my first name was changed when I was 2 years old. Apparently I wouldn’t answer to the original one!

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    diane says:

    I love the quilting! I don’t really have any interesting facts about me, but I asked my husband what I should say, and he said I have a squishy eye. When I rub it, it makes a squeaky sound. It grosses my kids out! Sorry if I grossed you out! 🙂

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    diane says:

    I follow you on Instagram!

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    Laura B says:

    I sang in a semi-professional choir when I was 16.

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    Bluequilt says:

    I was a majorette in high school and played the clarinet I the concert season. Glad you are feeling better.

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    Bluequilt says:

    I am now following you Instagram . My name is Bluequilt60

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    Allison C says:

    I drive a scooter and I’m also into metalsmithing. Mostly making jewelry, but sometimes other household items as well.

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    Cloud 9 says:

    I worked part-time while in high school in the hospital laboratory and went to college for a degree as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. For my entire life I’ve only worked in a medical laboratory.

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    Margaret says:

    I picked cotton when I was young to help pay for my school clothes.

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    Margaret says:

    I am following on Instagram

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    Hi Vicky!
    Born in Argentina, met my hubby when I was living in Columbia, Sc and now living with my spaniard (s, we have two children) in Valencia!

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    giddy99 says:

    I once won 2 round-trip airfare tickets to Cancun, like almost 30 years ago (when airfare was EXPENSIVE). 🙂

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    giddy99 says:

    Love those variegated feathers! I’m following you on IG (giddy99)!

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    Thanks for the giveaway! I studied Spanish for 5 years, Latin for 4 years and French for 2 years in high school and loved learning all of them.

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    Ellee says:

    I once had a job ordering body parts for crash test dummies. — soparkaveataoldotcom

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    Kay says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I live in an English city which has a cathedral and a castle which are both over a 1000 years old. I also lived in France for 18 months when I was younger.

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    Donna W says:

    Fun fact – I am retired. I love being my own boss for a change!

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    snausages22 says:

    Hi, I am a self-taught quilter and FMQer!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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    pippirose says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    A fun fact: My name (Piroska) means Little Red Riding Hood in Hungarian!

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    I now follow you on instagram 🙂

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    Blogging 2-3 times a week is more than plenty 😉

    My Father rode motorcross when I was younger so I grew up knowing how to ride dirt bikes. I loved going fast and doing jumps.

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    Nancy in IN says:

    Loved your machine quilting. I need lots of practice. Over 50 years ago I was a majorette.

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    Shar says:

    I follow you on Instagram

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    Shar says:

    I love your quilting!

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