Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Victory Girls Hits Florida!

Annie would like you all to know that she thinks Victory Girls is great - and she is much more photogenic than a certain someone in Ann Arbor. Annie, we all agree about that.

Make a comment here about what you liked about the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop and you could win a copy for yourself! Just comment here before Friday September 30th at midnight.

Make sure to stop and visit Kate Spain today and her furry friends, and Sweetwater on Wednesday.

Laurie

108 comments:

Pip said...

I liked reading about all the favourite fair foods people liked, very different from some of the fair food we have here in Australia.

DebrafromMD said...

I love the patterns given. I've got a couple of ideas for Christmas gifts from this hop.

Sharon said...

I am enjoying the blog hop because it is giving me a chance to *meet* the designers of the lovely fabrics at Moda! Of course, the giveaways and free projects are nice too! I am fairly new to quilting and so this is great!!

Sue said...

I really enjoyed the blog hop. The patterns were wonderful and it was so nice to personally meet each designer

Angie said...

I enjoy reading about everyone and the pattern/project most have included. :)

periblue2 said...

The diversity of foods discussed by each designer was the best part .The second best part of the blog hop is to be able to see how events like fairs stimulate a designers creativity. Thank you for the contest.

Jayne said...

I have enjoyed meeting all of the designers. I wasn't a blog follower before the fair and now I find myself spending a lot of time reading all of the blogs.

Taryn said...

The country fair blog hop made me remember some great county fairs in my past. But mostly, I just hope to win your book! ;)

debbie said...

Loved all of the favorite stories shared which invoked my own childhood memories of when my siblings & I would be taken to the fair every year ~ also liked the favorite foods, which made my mouth water & of course the patterns shared ~ just like going to the fair!! Thanks! Would love to win the book, looks beautiful, think Annie will let me have it?! Debbie :)

Betweens said...

I loved the thought that each designer took the time to think up a very entertaining post and really tried to make the atmosphere much like a fair. Not to much advertising just enough to wet our appetites.
I loved the personal touches to questions that everyone answered nice to know there are humans on the other side of this screen..LOL and quilters to boot, quite the variety
There are blogs that I didn`t know existed that I know I will be visiting again. Yours I have been following for quite a while. after making the giant star quilt that you designed

Cecilia said...

I liked reading about the different memories each one had about fairs. The patterns were nice too.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I loved reading all the favorite memories and fun times everyone had at their Country Fairs. Thanks for a chance. Hugs...

tpott said...

So far I'm loving hearing about everyone's favorite fair foods. I'm also enjoying the project tutorials and who doesn't like giveaways! ;->

Amanda said...

Annie is such a cutie! And she must be well read. :) I've enjoyed getting to know more about the designers and their home lives. It has opened my eyes a little more to the different types of designs they each do.

Lorri said...

I love reading about how everyone has a different experiance with a country fair, and the different food everyone enjoys.
Thx

Karen said...

I enjoyed getting a sneak peak at some of the upcoming fabric lines... and learning special things about the designers ! Hope they plan to do it again next year !!

scottylover said...

I love learning about all the different designers, some I had never visited their blogs before, and all the patterns!

Sandy A
PS...Annie is ADORABLE!

rebecca said...

The fair memories are the best! Life was simple !!

Julee said...

I enjoyed reading about everyone's experience at the fairs and meet the designers at Moda. Love all the giveaways even when I don't win...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What I like most about the Moda Country Fair was reading what each designer thought was the best food at the fair.. It was quite a range of food.

WoolenSails said...

I have had fun reading the blogs and seeing the photos of everyone's times at a fair, especially when they were young, sure brings back memories.

Debbie

Quilting by the Lake said...

I liked reading about the designers. Many are new to me. Enjoyed the favorite fair foods! Trip down memory lane!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I enjoyed the favorite fair foods the most, followed closely by getting to know the designers.

Peggy said...

I loved getting to know all the designers a little better...and of course LOVE the give aways!

Julie said...

I have to say I enjoyed the cake story so much. My grandmother was born before so many of the things we take for granted like cars, dishwashers, etc. I once asked her what changed her life the most. She told me it was the cake mix. What a simple item and it was what she appreciated the most!
The blog hop is wonderful. Great idea.

Julie

SoozeM said...

I loved reading about all the different fair foods you have over there, most of them I had never heard of! One thing is for sure, I really really to visit so I can try a funnel cake!!

SheilaS said...

I really have liked the patterns and also "meeting" some of the new designers and also seeing some new lines of fabric which were much different then what I would normally choose.

Phyllis said...

This was my first blog hop and it was so fun. I have enjoyed reading all the comments. There are some awesome patterns for projects to download and most of all, I enjoyed reading about designers I didn't know about. I'm a beginner quilter and the tips and ideas have been very helpful.

Tammy said...

I am soooo enjoying this blog hop fair. Each day I can`t wait to read the stories the designers are sharing with us of their Country Fair memories. I have had so many good laughs :0) So many of us have the same guilty pleasures. It`s like Christmas everyday, free recipes, free patterns and chances to win even more wonderful goodies. The sneak-peeks of fabrics to come, new patterns, new books and the talent of all the designers has been so inspiring. It`s like being a kid in a candy store :0)

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

I've liked the entertaining comments from all of the participants so far. It's also been very informative for me I'm in Australia & we don't have fairs the same as you. I'm saddened as it's nearly over

lanybleu said...

I am having so much fun following the Blog Hop, the free projects are great and what all the bloggers are saying about their lives. So much fun..

Jana said...

I enjoy meeting all of the designers, some are new to me. I love the idea with the recipes and love the patterns.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I loved seeing the bundles of fabric from the designers. Good eye candy!

Nancyz said...

Annie is cute but Gibby is too! Loved the Country Fair blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

katie said...

I love reading what each designers favorite fair food is. Funnel cakes are the winner in my book.
Now if I can just be the winner of your book.

SueB said...

I like reading about all the different fairs. I love going to the fair even today but dont live close enough to go now. I also like getting the look at all the new fabrics out there. When you have to shop on line for most every thing it is great to get the highlights.

nngirl said...

My favorite part was the patterns. It was really neat seeing the different things they had designed!

Becky said...

I loved how each blog post was so different in style. It was fun reading about each designer's bucket list. Have a great day!

Robyn said...

I loved all the funny fair stuff like the funny signs and crazy foods.

Linda K said...

The Blog Hop is so very fun and dangerous, too!! All of those Country Fair foods have sent me to the pantry for snacks, even made myself some kettle corn and was lucky enough this past weekend to go to a Festival and have a sausage sandwich with onions and peppers and an apple cider doughnut. And, of course, the quilter in me just loved seeing all of the FABRICS!! Thanks for the chance to win your book ( the pup is pretty cute, too.)

Anonymous said...

Since I'm new to quilting and so happy to have happen on this great Hop and so many talented people...daily I'm over the moon with everyone blogs...
Just finishing my very first quilt...queen size ( crazy me) and machine quilting for the very first time! Hope to have it ready to make the binding this weekend.

Now every photo I take or I see something I think... I want to make a quilt with that color, shape...etc.

Thanks for a chance to win
Teresa

Quilter Kim said...

I am just enjoying the whole "Country Fair" blog from the favorite foods to the bucket list and the patterns are great also. I especially enjoy reading about all of the designers and am really liking some of the fabric I have been seeing that I would normally consider "out of my box". I can see some shopping time in the near future.

findusfaithful said...

I liked visiting all of the blogs and seeing the wonderful individual creativity. The giveaways were great and the free patterns were all very cute. Moda has the absolute best fabric!!
Mary

Hildy said...

Actually I like everything about the blog hop: to meet all designers, to get free pattern (always a plus) and to have the chance to win beautiful giveaways (also I didn't win one of them which is sad).
Greetings from germany
Hildy

Del said...

I loved all of the childhood pictures! Also all of the neat fair venues! Like the Hugh Uncle Sam statue and Babe and Paul Bunyan.

Hotquilts said...

Fairs are wonderful! I liked seeing the photos of each fair; it was like experiencing so many different fairs in many states. I thought of it as internet traveling. I could imagine our family walking around in many of the county fairs. The many workers to put on a county fair are to be applauded for all their hard work.

QuilterPattiO said...

I can't wait to see the book! I know it will be a success. PattiO

Jo said...

I loved the opportunity to get to know moda's designers and discovered some I wasn't aware of before the blog hop. It really makes me want to expand my 'comfort zone' of fabric styles. Of course the chance to win beautiful fabrics is the blue ribbon!

Sarah said...

I have enjoyed the patterns, a lot. But, I have also enjoyed reading about different designers. It's nice to read about happy people, remembering happy times.

Carol Sc said...

I've enjoyed learning more about the Moda fabric designers and. of course, welcome new and relatively simple projects. Have great hopes for the Tigers --- hope they can continue these winning ways all the way through the World Series!
quiltschon@att.net

Kyle said...

Moda may be one company, but with all of their diverse designers, there's fabric choices and ideas for everyone.

Gretchen said...

The projects are just wonderful and I have lots of ideas for gifts now. I am also enjoying finding out more about all the designers.

jmniffer said...

I have enjoyed finding new to me designers and reading about them. The tutorials and giveaways are wonderful; especially to a novice quilter such as myself.

Lori E said...

I love getting to know all the wonderful Moda designers a bit better. It gives me something to think about while I am working on a project with some of their beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win "Victory Girls".

Janet said...

I think I've enjoyed the pictures the most. Some funny, some beautiful it's been so interesting to see what each designer has included.

Mary said...

Well, I thought about this one for a while. Ithink the thing I have enjoyed the most is to see the variety of fabric that Moda offers. I have a narrow focus on what I buy and I think it pushed me a little to try out something different soon. There is a lot of beautiful Moda stuff out there to try! Loved all the patterns as well. I can't wait to see your new book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Mary

Tracy said...

It has been so much fun reading all the diffenent posts and finding out about some of my favorite creators!!
Thanks for all the fun.
Tracy

Janelle said...

I've enjoyed all the inspiration, the best reason for looking at all the blogs I do!

Smeek said...

I liked all the projects and the fair like atmosphere that seemed to make it so fun. Learning about the designers was great as well.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love the whole idea! Being raised in the country the fair was a big part of harvest time. Moda's fair was almost as much fun! Loved the free patterns and finding new people to follow. Thanks to all! SWarren

Lindy said...

Loved the patterns plus it was fun

Anonymous said...

I have really enjoyed getting to know the fabulous Moda designers. Keep up the great work! Connie Morgan

JCnNC said...

I loved the opportunity to relive some very wonderful times through others as well as memories of our own of the fairs we have attended. It was so nice to learn more about the designers in this informal way. Thank you from Judy C

Helen said...

My favorite part of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop is reading how all the designers responded to Lissa's questions.

And the projects.

Sarah said...

I reveled in all the color in the blog posts. I'm an introverted, quiet person, but I love to have lots of color around me. Seeing the fabrics and the created items was so inspiring.
I also loved the humor... and Sandy Gervais' quotes every day... and getting a glimpse of the real people behind all the beautiful fabrics... and, of course, the suspense of having so many goodies given away!

Mary said...

I liked learning something fun about the designers and seeing the projects they came up with. There are a few designers whose work I hadn't seen before and now I know to ask for it!

Kelly L. said...

I love your patterns and obviously Annie does too! I have a precious little baby (dog) named Annie as well.

augustus' mom said...

I love all of it--the food, the information each of blogs has provided about the people behind the fabric, the designs, the atmosphere..the recipes and the videos on some of the blogs and the quote of the day From Pieces of My Heart. It is great fun to get up and look to see a new or different blog-I have looked so forward to it. I wish we could have blog hops all of the time, but I know that might be too time consuming for creative bloggers. I thank each and every designer, singles and partners for the fun!

Teresa Kidd said...

I love the dog picture. Guess I'm partial since I have an airedale named Abbey. They have so much personality. Can't wait to see the book.

Sandy F said...

The stories of last minute 4-H projects hit home here. I can remember doing that every year. Also the kids with animals was so much fun.

Cyn said...

Its been fun reading about all of the Country Fair memories. Especially as they are all so different but everyone includes their favorite food memory! :-)

I've also enjoyed the free project patterns.

Cynthia

Judith said...

Victory Girls looks wonderful. I'll bet my dogs will like it as much as your...lol. Good luck with the book.

Kathy H said...

I liked all the little projects that were posted. It was also fun to read about the fairs in different parts of the country.

Nancy said...

I like reading about the designers, food, and patterns. Nancy P.

Sharrieboberry said...

It's been fun reading about everyone's fair experiences. They have been pretty funny.

Barb said...

The best parts of the blog hop were discovering new designers, new ideas and new blogs!

kathy said...

I have loved all the wonderful patterns!
Tell Annie that I think she's pretty cute, but I've actually never met a dog that I didn't think was cute!

Labbiegirl said...

I just enjoy reading the designers' individual blogs plus all the patterns, fun photos, and recipes. It is a such a clever way to visually entice me to dream and create using new fabrics.

Cory said...

I agree, Annie, you are far more photogenic, even though we couldn't see who is in Ann Arbor. :-) Thank you for the chance to win one of these fabulous looking books. Take care and God bless, Cory

Kathryn said...

I loved reading about how many sewists started out with 4-H, just as I did. I hope it still has a following with young people. Kathie L in Allentown

Miss Jean said...

I think the best thing about this type of blog hop is the chance to meet new designers and see what they are making.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Meeting new designers is a plus.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! What's not to like? Fun blogs, great free projects and GIVEWAYS!!!!!

Sandra Henderson said...

I have wonderful Fair experiences, so it was a bit of nostalgia for me. Pies, quilts, fabric, smiling faces, what more could you want!?!?!?

Ter'e said...

I loved stepping back in time and remembering my own country fairs. Is it just me or is aqua and red combos one of the most popular right now? Two of my fav colors. I can't wait to make something for my new front porch, in these colors!
So many new and exciting blogs!!!!!

Donna said...

I liked seeing what the designers were up to - peeking a new fabrics, drooling over new patterns and simply getting to know everyone better.

Jeanne (RED) said...

I liked meeting new designers and the projects are going to make great gift ideas! I also loved the fabrics. I really appreciate the chance to win the give-a-ways! Thank you for this opportunity.

allcounty said...

Love seeing the new lines of fabrics, photo's.Nice to see the face of the wonderful designers. Really helps you get how they arrive as such great inspiration. Thanks to Moda for coming up with the County Fair. Karin E :)

Bowbailey said...

My favorite part about the blog hop was just getting to know each of the designers a little bit better. There were a few of the projects that I especially loved, which was also nice and to see blogs that maybe I hadn' even looked at before

Buckeye Quilter said...

I loved everything about the Fair hop this year. Next week is the last county fair of the season in Ohio and I will be there. I loved reading the comments and connecting the fabric lines with the desingers. I would love to win Victory Girls! Go Cincinnati Reds!
Thanks again. Connie

Sharon S said...

I got to see some new blogs, always fun! Loved all the projects too.

Amy said...

My favorite part was being introduced to all the Moda designers' blogs. I've added quite a few new bookmarks to my blog favorites!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie- The blog hop is exciting and informative. I'm so glad Moda has it. Please enter me in your contest. Thank you. Debi in YL,CA.

Deb said...

Really liked to read about everyone's fabric food item. It was neat to get all the special recipes, and projects.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful fabric and a peek at the designers who designed the beautiful fabric!!!Nurse Payne

mamabug said...

My girls have submitted items to the county fair since they were 5. Then when 4-H and FFA were some of their activities the showed animals And submitted foods and pictures and poems. Now we have a daughter that teaches High School Agriculture so we go to see what her students are involved in. So What I am trying to see is I just like the talk about County Fairs. There is so much community involvement and it needs to continue!! Thanks for the promotions and interest!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of Annie. My favorite thing on the blog hop so far was the cupcake story of course! Becky in Georgia

Emma said...

Can I whine and pander and say I like Minnick & Simpson best? Next best would be all of the patterns, then all of the revealing stories about Moda's designers. Truely, you are one of the blogs I read faithfully. Thanks for the chance

Michele said...

Loved the memories of county fairs. My favorite memory is entering zinnas in the fair that my adopted grandmothers grew.

Lyn said...

Cute pic of your pup! I love reading all the stories in the fair blog hop.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love all the stories and projects. Would truly love to win the "Victory Girls" to make the quilt!

Janet Kay

kshackabq said...

I'm enjoying learning about some designers that are new to me. Such an interesting group of backgrounds and personalities, but all producing beautiful fabrics and interesting projects. Oh, and go Tigers!

Laural Lane said...

Your new book just landed in our store today, what a joy. Can't wait to work on some of those Americana projects.

Beth said...

My favorite thing about the hop was all the fair 'favorites' all the designers shared with us.

Lee said...

I loved all the projects and reading what everyone did for 4-H projects! it was lots of fuN!

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed all the blogs, moda designers are the best. I love those sweet dogs too. Regina C.

Mouster1 said...

Enjoying this blog hop and getting to know all the designers. Thank you for sharing your patterns. your fabrics are beautiful.

mary calton said...

I love the fun and the enthusiasm of everyone! it is bringing back a lot of wonderful memories from childhood and now at the fair, i love the theme and all the designers!

m_calton@yahoo.com

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