Thursday, September 13, 2012

Moda Designer Blog Hop!



IT came from Ann Arbor, and so do we.  Well, Polly did - now she's in tropical south Florida, but Ann Arbor is our hometown.  I stole the above graphic from a Zingerman's catalog that arrived last week.  It seemed appropriate.  And since I so brazenly stole from them, let's start with Ann Arbor's most glamorous business - Zingerman's.
This is inside the deli - the bread wall.  I could just stare at it for hours at a time.  Besides the Deli they have many other businesses in town; The Roadhouse; The Creamery; The Bakehouse, etc.  I go to the deli 2 times a weeks for bread and other goodies.  A cappuccino next door at the coffee shop is a must.  I'm there twice a week because of what's across the street - the Ann Arbor's Farmer's Market. (You regulars already know this.  Sorry for the repetition.

Ann Arbor - There are several theories on the name - but the most popular one and the sweetest is that it was named in 1824 after the 2 founders' wives - who were both named Ann.  Both Ann's also had arbors (ok, so not so exciting).  We are also home to the biggest summer Art fair in the country - Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. We also have The Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival,  The Ann Arbor Folk Festival,  The Ann Arbor Film Festival, just to name a few.  We're artsy.  Probably because of the biggest employer in our area of the world - The University of Michigan.  U of M is ubiquitous to Ann Arbor.  It's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.  We all bleed Maize and Blue.  Most people think of this when they think of Ann Arbor.

Our population (115,000) at least doubles for a few Saturdays in the fall.  We locals know when we can, and cannot get out of our driveways.  There are other lovely things associated with U of M besides football - there is the Law Quad....


And Burton Tower....

Campus is photogenic and has some of the oldest buildings in the area.  The University of Michigan has been called the Harvard of the Midwest.  Ann Arbor has also been called the Paris of the Midwest.  I can't confirm either of these, but I have a theory why A2 (what we locals call it) is called the Paris of the Midwest.  I think it's because of all the outdoor cafes.  Seriously. Every evening, seven months of the year, you will see acres and acres of people sitting at outdoor cafes .  

My pictures don't really do it justice, but really - Outside ALL THE TIME.  I can see the attraction in April and May after a long Michigan winter, but..... seat me inside with air conditioning and no exhaust fumes, please.  
Moda Candy of Indigo Crossing Fabric Collection
Ok, enough about Ann Arbor.... Let's talk about Moda Candy!  Here is our project we did with the cute little guys.  
Make a comment about Ann Arbor, your hometown, outdoor cafes, Moda Candy,
 or whatever you would like and make your comment before Saturday the 15th at 10am EST and you could win 

An Independence Trail Layer Cake

Independence Trail neutral wool fat quarter bundle 

An Independence Trail Jelly Roll




Also, each winner will also get this - a little memento of Ann Arbor.....



Hurry and make your comment, you only have one day!

Laurie

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Quiltjane said...

Love your fabrics. thank you for sharing your town and project.

Jan said...

I'm putting Ann Arbor on my "must visit" list. College towns always have so much to offer.

WoolenSails said...

I live in Rhode Island on the bay which I love and I know you do too, since we are close to Nantucket, which is one of your favorite place to visit and create for. Love the new epatterns and have it on my wish list.

Debbie

Jan Marie said...

I have always wanted to visit Ann Arbor. My hometown is small and completely inland but named for "big fish" Can't wait to see the fabrics all laid out.

Carolyn Bahl said...

Nice town, I would really like to have a farmers market as long as you ours are only once a week for only 3 months in the summer. Your new fabric line looks fun.

Karen Smith said...

Like the new fabric line. Enjoyed reading about your town.

phegland said...

What an interesting community. A fun place to visit, no doubt. The fabrics look like fun too. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shannon said...

Well, since Ann Arbor is much more quaint than where I live (dinky town in TX), I would like to say that it sounds like a really awesome place to live! And of course, you get four seasons. :) And a farmer's market. WOW!!! Now onto your fabric...I love it! I love the names! I'm such a history sort of nerd, and really love the 1800's, and your fabric reminds me of such a time. Thank you for your wonderful giveaway! P.S.: LOVE the project!
:)

Quilting by the Lake said...

Love your visit to Ann Arbor! Independence Trail is wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win!

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Laurie, living in Canton Michigan we come to visit Ann Arbor often. We took the grandones to the museum, visited Zingerman's...it is really something to see. Ann Arbor offers a lot of one way streets, not my favorite. I don't like to drive there but DH will take me anytime, he loves to visit. Minick & Simpson has another winner with 'Indigo Crossing'. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and for the chance to win some Minick & Simpson fabrics. Happy stitching Pauline

Mom2RyandSis said...

Love the bread wall and your beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julee said...

Love your new fabric line. Ann Arbor seems like a lovely town. Thanks for taking part in the Moda Blog Hop and all the great giveaways.

Diana said...

Love your fabric, live in CA but grew up in Colonie, NY. Thanks for the tour of your hometown. Would love to win some "candy" Thanks for the giveaway.

Summer said...

Love your fabrics!

I like the outdoor French cafe downtown here. Delicious!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Absolutely love your fabrics. We we blueberry picking in Michigan at the end of July, but haven't had the chance to hit Ann Arbor, but it's on the list of places to visit one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

Nati said...

your fabrics are so cute, thanks for the chance to win them. I just had the news that one of my friends is pregnant and would love to use your lovely fabrics for a project for her.

Misty West said...

Thank you for the chance to win some great fabric. I loving hearing about everyone's hometown. I am adding so many new places to my "To Visit" list!

Lisa E said...

The fabrics are beautiful. I'm especially intrigued by the wool. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

the fabric, as well as Ann Arbor, are gorgeous

Sharon S said...

I have love to sit outside & eat. Mostly at the state park near my house. Thanks for all the info about Ann Arbor. Hope I get there someday.

Marja van de Nes said...

I love the outdoor cafés (as long they are not situated along a crowded motorway). Your town seems worth a visit!

Heidi said...

I don't know if I will ever make it to Ann Arbor but I hope I can at least meet you someday! Your fabrics are always my first choice for quilts--I am waiting (so Not patiently) for Indepence Trail to get in the shops!

Laurel said...

Love eating al fresco. Your fabrics are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

CathyK said...

Ann Arbor seems like a quaint, friendly college town. Thank you for the tour and thank you for your gorgeous fabric!!!!

lori said...

I've never been to Ann Arbor, but it looks beautiful. Im just going to start a Christmas wall hanging and your wools would work splendidly! Enjoy your blog-Lori

Martina said...

Ann Arbor seems to be a great place to visit. And thanks for the sweet project! Love it!

Gitte said...

If the market is as good as the picture of apples in buckets then I'm sure I'd love A2. Living in the UK makes it less likely that I visit any time soon so happy for the history.

Lynn said...

Ann Arbor looks lovely. The thing that makes outdoor cafés such fun in Paris is the Parissienne pastime of people watching it affords. On a nice day I always head towards a outdoor table for that very reason. In New Zealand we are into Spring now, so it won't be long before it is nice enough to sit outdoors at Cafés again.

lia said...

Thanks for sharing your town with us. I love your fabrics.

Laura G said...

As a native Michigander and a U of M alum I can claim the honor of calling Ann Arbor my hometown for a time way back in my youth. It is an incredible place to live and receive an education. I love the Indigo collection. Is it an homage to GO Blue? Thank you for the contest.

Estelle said...

Looks like a great place to live... I definitely want to check out Zingermans!

Anonymous said...

Wow, love that wool fabric, have to find some overhere
Also love outdoor cafe' s luckily we have loads of them around here. Even in winter people will use them under terace heaters, for me that 's just to cold.
Greetings Miranda

EvnJo said...

Living in sunny Fremantle in Western Australia I definitely understand the fun of outdoor cafes. A place with a lot of them is the main street known as the "cappuccino strip". A favorite place to see the world pass by.

Hildy said...

A2 lokks like a nice town and I love sitting outside with my coffee! Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

fa_stamper said...

I visited Ann Arbor way back when. Very nice city. Can't wait to see more of the fabric and what a cute project to make with it. Thanks for the chance to have some from you.

Kathy MacKie said...

Such a great place and thanks for the giveaway.

Judith said...

I have not been to your neck of the woods, and Ann Arbor sounds like a lovely town to visit. I live in South Texas where the weather is always warm year long, except for a day or two. The fabric is sweet and love your needle book pattern and hexi. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Mimi said...

Andover will always be a college town in my mind. Now that fabric is great and would love to come live at my house.

Johanna said...

Thanks so much for the tour! I've really enjoyed ths blog hop. I'm not very well traveled since I do not venture too far out of New England.

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from a fellow Michigander in Brisbane, Australia! I have good memories of visiting the Ann Arbor campus during the fall...so beautiful!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

PatchworkRose said...

We have a wonderful cafe just around the corner on the beachfront where we can sit smell the sea air watch the puppies going for a walk with their owners and the tide coming in. So relaxing and bliss.
Live your gorgeous little needlecase.
Independance trail and indigo crossing fabrics look delicious :-)

Kath said...

I really enjoyed reading about your town and I love the needle case pattern. Your new line of fabric looks great too. Thanks for a chance to win some.

Anonymous said...

Love your town and your new fabric line. Zinger mans would be a great place to visit.

Karen W
Boogabearw@cox.net

QuiltSue said...

I am from the UK, so we always have to wait about 6 months after they come out to get our hands on the new fabrics.

Judy said...

Thank your for the chance to win your lovely fabric. Love your farmers market!

Sarah said...

Love your fabrics! Have never been to Ann Arbor (I'm Australian!) but it looks very pretty. We eat outdoors many months of the year here, too. sarahleighATinternodeDOTonDOTnet

Siobhán said...

I once read a book series set in Ann Arbor. It was long enough ago that I can't remember the name or author but it always intrigued me about that area. Thanks for sharing a bit about your town!

Judy said...

As one from Michigan I haven't been to Ann Arbor in over 30 years when I had friends who went to school there. I've always wanted to go to the AA Art Fair but it seems when I think about it is either to hot or the weather isn't the greatest for the drive there. Thanks for the chance.

jennyg said...

I love these little fabric candies, saving recently ade a nanas garden quilt were I cut out hundreds of individual 2 1/2" squares ths would make things much easier

Inga said...

OMG love the M pop tarts. Though I do have to admit I have written more than a few checks to the green and white. Thank you for the chance to win your pretties.

One Crafting Sheep said...

I live in Florida, where the oldest building in my town was built in 1978. Outdoor cafes (outdoor anything!) is a "no" this time of year because it is love bug season! Yuck! :-)

jjthor said...

Hi there,\
I have been having a nice time reading about all the different places loved your pictures of ann arbor.
thanks for the chance to win.

Kaaren said...

Back in the 60's (yikes, am I that old?) I went to many swim meets at U of M while I was attending McGill University. Boy, does your post about Ann Arbor bring back memories...and all good!

Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to be a part of your giveaway!

christineschoon said...

Thanks for telling us of your hometown! Also I love the peek of indigo petit fours! In fact I'd like to save blue fabrics of your lines of fabric, to make the lovely quilt I saw in quiltmania with all the little squares in blue and white..
Thanks for a chance to win!

Unknown said...

elizabeth s says love the blue fabric and the wool i need more of that will have to go shopping AGAIN

Sally said...

Moda candy is just sew cute!

Thrity said...

Markets, out-door cafés and great fabric....all international standards of good taste. Congratulations on Indigo Crossing!

Melanie said...

I LOVE living in Michigan--- It's Great for quilting.... I live in the Upper Peninsula--- Iron Mountain...

Karen M said...

I am originally from Michigan, so I know a bit about AA. Have been to the Art Fair. The best anywhere. Thanks so much for the chance to win some beautiful fabric.

Robyn said...

Love the custom poptarts. Too cute!

trillium said...

So much to comment upon! I love pics of farmers' markets!

The Moda Candy is a great size for varied projects. Just love that indigo color!

This is the first time that I have seen Pop-Tarts with a logo on them!

I hope I win something.

hueisei said...

Love your fabrics. Well, I'm from a small town in Malaysia. My hometown is famous with spicy foods :)

Jane said...

I visited Ann Arbor several years ago and thought it was a lovely place. Thanks for the giveaway!

kathyinozarks said...

college towns are so much fun and I would love to have a farmers market like near me.
my hometown was mishawaka,In named after a native american princess.
I just love these new cute candys thanks for the chance-I love your line fabrics and books-thanks for the chance I would love to win this Kathy

Betweens said...

Love your little project cute cute! Ann Arbour is not far from Windsor where I was born and now has become the Casino home.

kay said...

I can relate to the "can't get out of the driveway" experience - during Columbus Day weekend here in Vermont, due to leaf-peepers! Thanks for the needle book pattern - I'll be making one for myself and one for a friend. The fabric prizes are DELICIOUS!!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Cool - your bakery sells bagels stacked on sticks/poles - cool! I live in a HUGE city but originally come from a small town. I think I've been to or through Ann Arbor with my family on a camping holiday but memories from 30-odd years ago are a but fuzzy!! Love your giveaway :)

Deborah said...

Ann Arbor does have some good businesses and eateries but my heart is in East Lansing. Go SPARTANS!

Deb McHugh said...

Oh my goodness! I grew up,in Ann Arbor! I remember Zingermans, but it sounds lie its grown up since I lived there eons ago. I went to U of M too. Beautiful place! Thanks for the memories.

vicmaz said...

Good morning, I enjoyed reading about Ann Arbor. Thanks for sharing in this blog hop.

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the fabrics! What a great town!

suzanne said...

I visited Ann Arbor years ago on my daughter's college tour. Wish I could have read your lovely post beforehand -- we didn't get the feel of the town. Love the 2 gorgeous quilt patterns out with your current fabric line.

Lisa Marie said...

Your project is cute and Ann Arbor looks like a great place. I like college towns.

sandi hall said...

Hi from Mayville, MICHIGAN! We have so much here. Sometimes it's good to step back and see it through another persons eyes.

Patty D from NC said...

Fabric is gorgeous ... not so sure about the pop tarts. I've visted Ann Arbor many years ago - pretty city.

Deb said...

I have been to Ann Arbor once to visit my son who's a doctor at UofM. But i think i learned more about AA from your post than I knew from going! Maybe i was just excited about the trip to take everything in.

susan said...

Visit our daughter in Ann Arbor often and love your town. Thank you for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric!

Pamela said...

Your very own PopTarts? Who'd a thunk it?! Ann Arbor looks like a great place to live! Love your fabrics!!

Malini said...

I love the name Ann Arbor. The deli is my favorite. Here we just go to the Starbucks on Sundays with kids, its just across the street from our neighborhood.We live in North Andover, MA.

I love the new collection Indigo Crossing.

carlyjzj said...

Hi, from the foogy shoreline over on Lake Michigan. Love A2, and would love to get those pop tarts - need a few boxes thoough. We have mixed marriages, one son married UGA fan, the other a OSU family. Those girls need that breakfast/snack reminder. Can't wait to get the indigoes, oh my.

Karen Danz said...

I love Ann Arbor. Zingerman's is one of my favorite spots. My cousin lives and works in Ann Arbor and she takes us on lots of tours! Thanks for the great giveaway and pattern.

Sandy D said...

I am amazed at the people at your football games,Ann Arbor looks like as a tourist I could find lots to do.I am hoping there are lots of Quilt shops too.

Twyla's Thimble said...

I would love to visit your town. I've never been east, and I love your fabrics I've used them in many quilts and always look forward to see your new lines. The reds and blues are my favorite colors to use.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I've never been to Ann Arbor but would love to you. I live in NH which I LOVE!

rebecca said...

The Moda Candy project you shared has made the top of my to-do list!! Thanks!!

Erin said...

I lived in Dexter MI for 4 years. I love that area...so many trees. We live in Maumee, OH now...not as pretty, but close enough to go to a Michigan game or two. Love your fabric!

diane s said...


Thanks for the tour of Ann Arbor. Your Needle Book pattern is so cute! Just ordered some of your Indepence Trail fabric-very nice! We also live in a college town in Ames, Iowa. Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan C said...

I grew up in a small college town in New York state. The population sure fluctuates with the college schedule. Summers were very quiet!

Joy said...

Hi Laurie!
My husband is a Michigander! Ann Arbor is a beautiful city! I have visited there and was in awe of the city!

Thank you for the post! I enjoyed it!
~Joy

Lisa K said...

Love the Pop Tarts! Did you know they are made where I live, in Grand Rapids?! Ann Arbor is lovely and vibrant, great place to visit.

Amy said...

The pop tarts are hysterical! M go Blue! And I never get enough pictures of your Farmer's Market. Sigh. (Course, the same could be said about your fabric... never enough!)

Donna said...

Ann Arbor looks like a wonderful place to visit or live. Thanks or sharing.

Linda said...

Love the bread wall at Zingermans, reminds me of the "real" bakeries that were around when I was a kid in the Chicago area. The indigo crossing fabric is great.

SheilaS said...

Zingermans-don't forget-they make the best mac and cheese in the world at their restaurant! I'm sure it's world famous. I loved your picture of the Bread Wall. Makes you want to go to town and get bread! Also love the new fabric line. Go Blue!

Anonymous said...

Loving what I've seen so far of your new line, would love to play with those colors! Thanks for being a part of this fun blog hop!
Lee M.

Karen said...

Laurie -- what a great tour! Love all of the pictures. Thanks for sharing. I can't believe that you have a wool like to go with your Independence Trail -- I LOVE wool. The cute needle pocket may be my first attempt at hexies huh ?

Thanks again for sharing and for an opportunity to win.

Karen

Cheryl said...

Sycamore,IL is not too far from Ann Arbor. I go through AA on my way to visit a cousin in Northville. We have spent many summers visiting AA and the wonderful art fair. I love your fabric lines!!

Chris said...

I have never seen pictures of UM, but those buildings are beautiful! Out door cafes are so fun, but I am with you if its cold or HOT get me inside...I am a fair weather "cafe'er" (Is that a word?! :))

Lynn S said...

I live near New Orleans and this area has a rich history on making indigo fabrics. Your line is really nice!

Bev said...

When I was young (late teens) Ann Arbor was the place to be every Friday or Saturday night. We were all hippie wannabes in the late '60's and loved every magical minute spent there. Still do, although I don't live as close as I used to. Love your fabric...thanks for the chance to win.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Thanks for the tour and your great giveaway! I've been to Ann Arbor MI in my teens, I loved it!
Take care, Leslie

Janet said...

I'd probably be smitten with that bread wall too! But your farmer's market is amazing.

Thanks for the opportunity - love all your fabric and patterns.

kathy said...

Ann Arbor is a beautiful town. I lived in Royal Oak,Michigan at one time. Now I live in California. I still miss Michigan Falls. The fabrics are pretty but the Michigan poptarts are the BEST.

quilter said...

GO BLUE! I live in Charlotte,NC but born and raised in Ypsi. Your tour brings back so many good memories and the stadium photo makes you want to stand up and sing Hail to the Victors....I worked for the U of M and had season tickets to the games.

Thanks for the giveaway and the tour of Ann Arbor.

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

TLC said...

As a Michigan fan living in Ohio.....I would love to win a prize! BTW Brady Hoke grew up a block away from me in Kettering, Ohio. I attended J.E. Prass, Kennedy JR High and Fairmont East High School with Brady and Laura Homberger. My twin sister even named a son Brady. During bowl games every time an opponent scored against OSU, my car alarm somehow would go off........celebrating!

Joyce said...

Yum..I'm all about food and love that your tour started off with a deli! Would love to win!

tpott said...

This week was sure an enjoyable Blog Hop. It was so much fun visiting everyone's home town, so many beautiful places I've never been before. Thanks for giving us all a mini vacation, to Ann Arbor. ;-> Toni Anne

Nancyz said...

My hometown is Erie, PA, on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie. Thanks for the tour of Ann Arbor. I always enjoy your blog and LOVE your fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

gccmom said...

Ann Arbor sounds like a lovely place. I love the way it was named...so quaint. Thanks for the pattern, I love needle books.

Sandi1100 said...

Thanks for the tour of Ann Arbor. It's been fun checking out the blogs and reading about hometowns. Hopefully I will get to visit it as we have been doing some traveling in the US. My hometown is Binghamtn, NY

heather said...

I grew up in saline 30 years ago so AA was our escape :-)!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful fabric designs and patterns.
Linda L in tx

Linda Enneking said...

Ann Arbor looks like a beautiful town. I would love to go there sometime to attend and OSU-Michigan game.

JoAnne said...

I'm in love with Moda candy and all the fabulous projects that you designers came up with for using them! Thanks for the chance to win!

Shawna G. said...

Thanks for sharing about Ann Arbor. It looks like a great place to live. Your fabric is beautiful.

Margaret said...

It was fun to see your hometown of Ann Arbor. A pretty town -- I love university towns. :D Thanks for the giveaway -- I love your new Indigo Revival quilt!

Marianne said...

Ann Arbor looks to be a nice town. I'd rather eat inside, too!

Sally said...

Thanks for the info about A2. I'm with you about eating inside in the ac although a quiet beverage break outside is ok if the weather is cooperative.

Lee said...

I am from Southeast Mich - Go Blue - love A2 and I am with you on the eating outside there - inside for me please and with a Z's veggie deli ruben and double O cookie w/ my coffee. Thanks for the hop and giveaways.

Cheryl said...

Love, Love, Love the Independence Trail neutral wool fat quarter bundle. Ann Arbor sounds like a great town, I too could stare at that bread wall all day. Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop. Oh yes, did I tell you that I LOVE the Independence Trail wool fat quarter bundle.

Margaret said...

I love Ann Arbor, and particularly enjoy the Art Festival each summer.

Julia said...

Love your project, it went straight to my PDF file on my iPad. Great pictures of Ann Arbor! Thanks for the great giveaway.

lucysmom said...

I live in Maryland but my hometown will always be Brookings, South Dakota. It's the home of the jackrabbits and Nick's Hamburgers. Love your fabric!

Karen Herrick said...

Love your pictures of the farmers market, although the market near my house is not as big I love going there on Saturday morning. Thanks for sharing. Love your fabrics and patterns.

Anonymous said...

I love your new fabric line, Ann Arbor looks like a wonderful place to live. Sandy

B Greene said...

Loved the tour of Ann Arbor - I miss living in a college town. Your new line, Indigo Crossing, looks amazing. I might do a blue and white quilt just to showcase your feature fabric!

Phyllis Van said...

Your home town looks like to much fun.I live in the land of Loons and Lakes, Northern Wisconsin. No outdoor cafes, home buddies sit around fire pits and roast marshmallows. Love your fabric.

SewWhatsNew said...

I have never been to Ann Arbor. It is lovely. I love your fabrics. I am making a blue and white quilt for my son and I will get some of your fabric for sure. Thxs.

Susie Johnson said...

I live in Eastern Iowa now, but used to live in Chicago and one summer some friends took us to their cabin on the lake in Michigan I tI was in Heaven!

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

Love Your Town! I would fit right in with the farmers market - and I might never come away from the Bread Wall! Dangerous! Your fabrics are gorgeous! I'm from MA but have been to your lovely state once. Thanks for sharing, the pictures are beautiful!

farmhousequilter8 said...

I love the Needle Book and want to make it this weekend for our retreat next month. Would love to win and love pop tarts too.
Paula in KY

Susan said...

I would love to visit Ann Arbor! Thanks for the pattern for the needle book! I'd love to make it with some of your fabric!! Thanks for the chance!

Bonnie said...

What cool pop tarts! Here in San Antonio people eat outside in cafes also but not me - too hot! I prefer the nice air conditioning. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristy said...

My college roomie was from Ann Arbor, and I know more about it from your post than her. Loving your INDEPENDENCE TRAIL.

Amy N said...

Thanks for such a fun give away! Love the hot stock tip about Zingermans. I think your Indigo line is your best yet, but I have a serious weakness for anything blue.

apple blossom said...

I'm from Niles, MI

never visited Ann Arbor but looks like a lovely town.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

What cute little needle pack. Luv your fabric. jmh

Maxine said...

I think the new Moda Candy is perfect for hexagons.

Jacqueline said...

Ann Arbor looks like a lovely town..
I love your site, your work, your fabric, and would love to be the winner.. ps my birthday is Sunday so this would make a wonderful gift. No pressure tho.

LOL

Thanks for a chance

Lou said...

Hi:)
I am from Copperas Cove Tx.
Love your fabrics and the project is just TOO cute not to make:)
Thanks!

Wanda said...

The little candy of Indigo Crossing are just irrestible. Ann Arbor looks lovely.

Labbiegirl said...

The mini charms are fun to use!! Ann Arbor has lots of places to explore ex. Zingerman's. Ah, yes, football season and place to be is a football crazy college. We love the fall and football.

Can't wait to see Indigo Crossing!!

Sandra said...

I have never been to Ann Arbor. Sounds like there is lots to do. I live in a city called Sonora, CA. It is 2 1/2 hours away from San Francisco. We have a farmer's market in the summer. We have a fair in August. We have a Black Oak Casino which is 10 minutes away. We are also getting more stoplights and by-passes coming our way. More and more people are moving here to retire or to get away from the hectic life of the bay area. You certainly have enticed all of us with your giveways. Some lucky quilter will be so happy. I know my grandson would just love your Pop Tarts. What a cute idea to include with your giveways.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Helen said...

I always enjoy reading your stories about Ann Arbor. It sounds like very nice place.

How fun are the Pop Tarts? I wonder if they have them in purple and gold for the University of Washington.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the needle book pattern. My birth hometown is a very small town in western Maryland - Friendsville. But I'm an Army brat so my hometown has changed many times over the years. Thanks for the great giveaway.

M.W. said...

I am from Michigan and love Ann Arbor...and U of M (Go Blue!)
Love the fabrics
Shawn in Michigan

Donna Joy said...

It has been a wonderful week of visiting blogs and learning about everyone's home town and seeing gorgeous fabrics and getting new projects.
Thanks for sharing.

Redfinch said...

I'm a UPer transplanted to FL--I work in north Naples, so have been a big M&S fan since I discovered you two! Would LOVE to have some Independence Trail...THANKS for the opportunity.

Angie said...

I would love to come visit Ann Arbor, MI some day.

Kathryn said...

I love outdoor dining and wish my town, Allentown, PA, had more of it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Becca said...

We love Ann Arbor, it's a great place to visit! Thanks for including me in this giveaway.

Kim said...

I live in San Diego and it's got amazing beaches, eateries and so many fun theme parks within driving distance.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Ann Arbor with us and for the free pattern. I love your fabric collections.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Moda candy is just plain yummy!

Quiltingmama said...

Can't wait for Independence Trail. Thanks for the giveaway and free pattern. Would love to visit Ann Arbor one of these days.

SueJean said...

I live in Peachtree City GA but have a brother that lives in Ann Arbor and really love your hometown. I was there in June and had a great time. Ann arbor has a great downtown.
Would love to win some of your fabric. It is always my favorite.

Donna said...

Ann Arbor looks like a great town with lots of great food.
Your fabrics look terrific. I love the Needle Case and will make this.

cakegirl said...

I have been to the Ann Arbor Art Fair and it was terrific.
We are HUGE Big Ten fans although Michigan rivals! Go Illinois and Indiana! Love the fabric and thanks for a great giveaway.

DebrafromMD said...

I love that the new Moda candy is calorie free.

SueB said...

Your town looks really nice and the markets are awesome. Thanks for the pattern and I love the fabrics coming out.

Kay said...

What a lovely place, I would love to eat my way through the bread wall. Thank you for the giveaway.
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Marcia W. said...

I've visited Ann Arbor in January (brrr for this Floridian) for a continuing ed class at the University, and it is a pretty place. Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous fabric collections.

jmniffer said...

Thanks for sharing about your home town; it looks like a wonderful place to live.

Carol Sc said...

Being from the city of the "other" state university, I can still appreciate all that A2 has to offer. ...and, I was really disappointed that the Tigers couldn't play their game last night! --- hopefully they will win on Monday. I am looking forward to seeing this next fabric collection.
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Regina said...

Love the tour, looks like a great place to live. Thanks for the pattern, I'll make it this weekend.

Tiara said...

Ilove all of these local businesses that you are supporting. Who doesn't loce homemade gooodies!

quiltnmaryf said...

Love the needle book...and you may be the only city with it's own school themed pop tarts. How cool is that?

Barb F said...

We just cruised through Ann Arbor on our goldwing. Wonderful place to visit.

Cindy said...

I LOVE MODA FABRIC DESIGNERS!

Wendy said...

I'm so excited for the Moda Candy! They are so cute!

Kacy Burchfield said...

I love the U of M campus. I visited Ann Arbor on a summer stay in White Oak, MI several years ago. I love architecture and was just blown away by the campus buildings... of course that was also right around the time of the Naked Mile... and that was an adventure.

Barb66 said...

Ann Arbor looks like a great place to live, love the pictures of the Farmer's Market.

Sherry said...

Outdoor cafe's would be wonderful to have but with our rain here in the Seattle area,we would have to have huge umbrella's. We do sit outside sometimes, just not 8 months out of the year. Thanks for the chance to win your fabric.

Glynette said...

Looks like a beautiful college. My son will go off to college
this next year, I'll tell him to check it out! But that would be a LONG way from home.

Cathy said...

I'm originally from Birmingham but have lived in NJ about 30 years. I try to time my visits back to coincide with the AA Art Fair.

Julie said...

I live in Michigan and did not realize how appealing Ann Arbor is. I will definitely have to make a day trip there soon. Thanks for a great giveaway.

susiefloozie said...

We recently had an article in our StLouis newspaper about College Towns to visit and Ann Arbor was one of the ones featured. They mentioned Zingerman's and also Washtenaw Dairy & Angelo's. Would love to make it up there one day! I saved the article!

barncat said...

Love the Indigo Crossing! Outdoor cafes are becoming very popular here too in central Illinois, very fun!

Suzanne W said...

Wow, look at that bakery...I could go for one of those bagels right now. Thank you for this offer...fabulous fabric.

Anonymous said...

I used to visit my great aunts in Ann Arbor a lot when I was a very little kid. Slept upstairs in a cozy "attic" with dormer windows. Many fond memories of Ann Arbor.
Love your red/white/blue fabrics.
~ Debbie

kunzemc at aol dot com

Katy said...

I didn't know about a wool fat quarter bundle! Swoon!

Willa said...

mostly have lived in NC but also upstate NY and north west Florida.

I have some of these little precuts that I need to give a try. This hope has inspired me. Love your fabrics.

Sally K said...

Ann Arbor looks like a great place to live, I'm not sure I could handle the winters though, guess I'd have to stay indoors and quilt!

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

Love the blues and the creams of Indigo Crossing - just gorgeous!

ellen lister aul said...

wowza wazooo magillacuddy!!!
Look at that bread! I thought heaven was above me but now i know - it's in Michigan!!!
*planning a roadtrip*
THANX!!

Anonymous said...

I live near Elwood Nebraska and we do not have outdoor seating at our eating establishments but that may be because none of us want to share our meal with the bugs in summer. terriud@atcjet.net

Buckeye Quilter said...

I have been to the Street Fair but did not know about Zingerman's at the time, until your blog! The fabric looks wonderful.

Beulah said...

Great tour of Ann Arbor! With all the talk of college town, has me daydreaming of my undergrad days at a small college in Georgia...a beautiful town with tree lined streets.

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Jo said...

Your town looks really pretty. I have to comment about Moda Candy - I love them. It is such a great way to play with fabrics that you may not have tried before. I hope I can win some candy of your Indigo Trail

Alta said...

Love your designs and the fact that you combine quilting and rug hooking(my favorite obsessions).

Staci said...

Enjoyed your tour! Thanks!
And I love the little needle book. What a fun project!

Malinda said...

Eating,visiting, reading, birdwatching, fishpond watching - all outdoors, I love it. I lost my well loved tiny porch 4 years ago when my husband started building a new kitchen onto our house, but this summer he was finally able to build the deck. Now I have mey very own outdoor cafe!

Kathy said...

I didn't know all that about Ann Arbor - thanks for sharing!

I live in Wisconsin, and I've been to Michigan and really liked it, especially Mackinac Island and the area around Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Christy said...

I love your new fabric line!

Kay said...

Can't wait to get my candy charms & start playing with them. I love your new Indigo fabric & must get some soon.

Ilana Joffe said...

Thanks for sharing Ann Arbor. I know a few people who went to U of M and every one of them absolutely loved living in Ann Arbor.

Carla said...

I love our downtown with all the outdoor cafe's. So nice to sit and just watch people .

Jeanne said...

I live southwest of Lansng, Michigan and love Ann Arbor for the U of M hospital that we needed to use. It is a great place. Also love this state with it's Great Lakes and differet seasons. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Jean said...

I love all your fabrics and now I have to check out that wool bundle. Cute project!

Diane said...

Interesting reading about Ann Arbor. Love your fabrics and patterns

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