Friday, May 6, 2011

The Tent, the Warehouse and Downtown (and giveaway!)

Eleanor Burns has a show every year. This year she was landing from outer space.





Always the gracious lady to sign her books.

Now if you have ever been to Paducah, you know about the QIAD Tent. Thousands of yards of first quality fabric on sale for $5 a yard. The color of the day will earn you 50c off.

And this year (perhaps because of the weather) they opened their Warehouse for yet even more bolts of fabric.

Long lines, but it was well worth the wait.

The permanent Downtown Store also invited us to look for some amazing fabric from $3 to $5 a yard.

So what's a quilter to do?? Yep, you got it, add some fabric to the stash!!

I did a lot better this year then the first time I went to Paduach ;-)

And because you have come along with me on this Paducah adventure, I want to share a little giveaway with you. Here is what I'd love to give to you. The Lattice Work quilt pattern and your choice of two yards of either blue or

brown and pink fabric.

No hoops to jump through. Just leave a comment on this post and tell me which color way you would like. Winner will be announced on Tuesday.

I've got just a little more to share tomorrow :-D

Happy Quilting!

88 comments:

Treasuresofjoy said...

I LOVE the pink and brown. What town is that quilt warehouse in? Sounds like a fun trip!

Susan said...

What fun! I have several of her books and I have met her sister, but I have never met Eleanor before. Maybe one day... I really like pink and brown these days, but blue and yellow is always a nice combo too...tough choice!

Mary Ann & Mother said...

How fun! Thank you for sharing your story - it's almost like I got to come along, too :-) I love the blue and yellow! Did you get a book signed by Eleanor? I have a give-away, too...please visit http://www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com Mary Ann

yorkie mom said...

I'm decorating my new sewing room ( son off to college) in pink and brown. would love to have it for curtains? chair cover? Thaks for the chance to decorate! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

Christina D said...

I love QIAD! I have seen Eleanor in California.
Her store there is great! Would like to travel to the Paducah store next. I like the brown/pink combination. Thanks for the chance to enter
dfamily864@att.net

Stitched With Prayer said...

Your Paducah adventure sounds like so much fun. I love Eleanor Burns and seeing her in the space suit was delightful! Thanks for sharing those photos. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway and if I am lucky enough to win, I would prefer the blue fabric. Hugs...

Sunnybec said...

Thanks for sharing, I love to see all the lovely quilts and dream that one day I may just be able to produce something like them. My choice would be pink and brown.

Kim said...

What a great trip! I actually met Eleanor in Des Moines at the AQS this fall, and of course I bought a couple of her patterns. This pattern looks interesting, and I think I like the blue fabric.

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing your adventure. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. My choice would be the blue fabric.

Hilachas said...

What a nice giveaway. I'd love to own the book and the blue fabric. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sydney said...

Eleanors' books were what got me hooked on quilting!! Such a gracious and funny lady! Makes me smile every time! Blue is my all time favorite color. Thanks Eleanor!!

Val said...

Oh this is so fun. The class that Mom & I took a couple of years ago was based on one of her books. She just looks sweet!! Thank you for showing us this. For people like me that has never got to go this is really something seeing the pics!!!

Mom Quilter said...

I think I need to go to Paducah next year! I think I like the blue fabric. Thanks for the Paducah report and the giveaway!

Jo Anna

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I am definitely going to have to go to the Quilt Show next spring!!!

My choice would be blue (my favorite color and I'm already working on a pink & brown quilt for my youngest granddaughter). ;-)

gill said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I wish we had fabric that cheap in the UK!
Blue for me please!

Diane H said...

Oh, I would love to go to a sale like that! Thanks for sharing. Both are beautiful but I closed my eyes and picked the blue!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

My dream is to go to the Paducah show one year. So until then I live through the blogs.:) I love the blue print and pattern. thanks for the chance to win.

Barb said...

I think I would have felt like I died and gone to heaven in a warehouse like that. Love your choices of fabric!

Peach Rainbow said...

Looks like you had lots of FUN!

Thanks for sharing with a lovely giveaway :D
I love the brown and pink fabric!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Someday maybe I will get to Pudacah, but in the meantime I will go via bloggers like you who share. I love the lattice pattern and pink and brown sound pretty for it. Carline

Wilma said...

Thanks for the trip!! I would love to go sometime but I seem to always be at work. LOL I think the blue would be for me(since its my favorite color) Thanks for the opportunity..I hope you have a nice day

Vicki B said...

What a lovely post! Thank you - I enjoyed it very much and thanks for the opportunity to enter your give-away. It's blue for me or pink and brown -lol

arlette said...

I'm glad you had fun, and thank you for sharing, the fabric's lovely!!!, Love the pink and brown!!!

Paula said...

Ooohhh, I love the pink and brown too! I own some of the blue. :)

Linda said...

Oh, Eleanor Burns...my quilt mentor and idol!! Some day I will meet her!! You are so lucky!!! :-) I love the fabric in those gorgeous rose and pinks! Wow!!

Catskill Quilter said...

I like the brown and pink fabric! How nice of you to share your Paducah trip with us!

sunny said...

What a fantastic way to spend a day! Your fabric looks wonderful. I'd especially like to win the blue fabric!

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Mary said...

Too sweet of you. Brown and pink sounds delicious. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!
Mary

Andee said...

I love the blue fabric...and thanks for sharing your trip for those of us who didn't make it!

Lee said...

What a great trip! How fun too! thanks for the lovely giveaway. I love the blue and yellow!

Keep Stitchin' said...

I have a very good friend that works for Eleanor. Eleanor is a very talented, and entertaining, quilter! Heard about the nasty storms that took down one of their tents!

Keep Stitchin' said...

I like the pink and brown colorway

Rosa said...

I glad ou had a nice day and share your trip.
Thanks for the giveaway.I love brown and pink.

Sallie said...

Thanks for sharing! I like the pink and brown the best, but I also like the blue.

Natasha said...

Thank you for sharing the trip. Blue is my favorite color so I guess I will go with Blue!!!!

Ellen said...

How sweet of you to share your treasures! I love the blue & brown. Eleanor seems like a very fun person. Looking forward to more pictures.

free indeed said...

Eleanor is such a quilting icon! Think I'll go with the blue colorway...it's been a long while since I made a blue quilt!

Karen said...

It sounds like you had a great time! I like the pink and brown. Thanks for the chance to win!

Bridget B said...

Wish I lived closer to Paducah but thanks for sharing your trip. I like both but guess blue is my favorite. Thanks and Happy Mother's Day.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. I like the blue color way.

Marcia W. said...

Wow! You are so fortunate to attend that event! If I should win, then Blue pretty please. Thanks for your generousity.

SewLindaAnn said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, it looks like a blast (pun intended). I'd go for the brown and pink. Thanks for the chance!

scottylover said...

*SIGH* I wish I had gone with you, you went to way more places than we did. We rode the shuttle to the Office Max/Circuit City lot then were too pooped to do any more. Never made it back out there. Well, there is next year, tho! :)

I love the pink and brown combination!
Thanks for the chance!
Sandy A

Sonia said...

Wow, I bet that was a good thing to hear Eleanor talk about the quilts. I hope to one day visit that town.

I like the blue fabric and the pattern looks cool. Thanks for the chance!

Happy Mothers Day to you!!
Sonia

regan said...

The fabrics you picked up are beautiful! And you can't beat that price! Yippee!

I'd love to win the brown and pink fabric and pattern! Thanks for having a giveaway! We love that!

quilary said...

Oh I definitely have a bad case of fabric envy! and price envy! I'd love to win the blue, thanks for the chance.

QuiltSue said...

I'd love to win the brown and pink, but then again the blue is lovely too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What fun Jocelyn! I would LOVE that book and brown/pink fabric.

Nicole said...

That sale looked like a lot of fun! I've got one of her books and I really like it, easy to follow instructions. Thanks for the chance to win... blue for me please :) Good luck everyone!

Kathy H said...

What a fun adventure you had in Paducah. I guess you must have to go with an empty suitcase! Good bargains. Thanks for the chance to win. I would pick the pink and brown.

Karen said...

Sounds like a great time! Thanks for the giveaway. I love Eleanor Burns. I enjoy her books and patterns. I really like the blue.

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Thanks for sharing Quilt Festival at Paducah with us! I can only imagine the excitement of actually being there for it...I was there once, not at festival time, and just that was amazing!
Again, thanks for sharing and for having a give-a-way in celebration!
LOVE the pink and brown!
Hugs,

Elaine in SLO, Ca

Micki said...

I would love to have been there! It is amazing!
Micki

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I hope someday to get there as well as to Houston. Please enter me in the drawing-what a sweet thing to do. I love the pink and brown. I have made one quilt by Eleanor and loved it-so easy so making another would be so much fun!
Hugs today.
Noreen

robin said...

:) Thanks for the giveaway. I like the brown & pink.

Quilting_Chris said...

I have always wanted to go, but you're making it so fun it's as if I am along with you. Eleanor is just a delightful person and makes everyone feel special. Oh and I'd like the blue if I were to win.

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
Someday I'll get to Paduca for the Really Big Show! LOL
Of course, I'd like the brown and pink fabric, I'll add it t my current quilt for my Dragon Boat team! Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Brenda said...

You are sooo lucky! I have been collecting Eleanor Burns' books for the last couple of years and have finally built up the courage to start my first quilt. I dream of the day that I can make some of her creations. *sigh* I love the brown and pink fabric. Thank you for the wonderful coverage of this Show and for such a generous giveaway! :)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

That sounds like such a fun way to spend the day and you came back with lovely fabrics!! Ohh... very beautiful pattern.. I would choose the blue. Yum!

quiltsbycheryl said...

What a wonderful time you had!! And more fabric for a fabriholic....we can never have too much!! Right? I would love the brown and pink combo if chosen. (I really love blue but this would give me a change for spring).

Wendy said...

I want to go next year. It looks so amazing. Thanks for sharing with us. Also, thanks for the great giveaway, I would love the brown and pink. Have a great Mother's Day.

Crispy said...

That Eleanor is such a hoot. I bet it was a great show :0)

Crispy - Please don't put me in the drawing as I wouldn't use the pattern and it should go to someone who will use it :0)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The blue looks great. Happy Mother's Day!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What a fun trip! I met Eleanor last year and love her sense of humor. Great buys you found too! :-) Love the brown/pink~ thanks for the fun giveaway!

Becky said...

Hi Jocelyn! Your posts on Paducah have been wonderful. I can't get motivated to write my posts:) Photos are loaded, just no words.

Lisa Marie said...

I love that pattern! And the blue fabric. I sure hope to get to the Paducah show someday. Better save my money and make some room for fabric!

Catswhiskers said...

Fabulous and fun pattern.
Would love to win
Gina

Ellen said...

An Eleanor Burns Sale....what could be better?

Pink and brown would make my day!

Mini MNM's said...

Brown and pink for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shelley said...

Oh my gosh!!! You got to meet the First Lady of Quilting, Her Quiltness Eleanor Burns!!! It's my dream to meet her, cut with her, sew with her! I like the pink fabric :)

Mimi said...

Great to hear that you had a good time in Paducah - thanks for sharing! I would love the pink and brown fabric - but they both are pretty!!

quiltingnana said...

I would love the blue...the pattern looks great...love Eleanor Burns shows

Carla said...

Sounds like fun... I would love the blue fabric. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Your trip is absolutely lovely - so much to see. Thanks for sharing.

Snoodles said...

What fun! Thanks for taking us with you on your trip! Our guild had the pleasure of Evelyn's sis being at our meeting and presenting their new books! Lovely people, and lovely patterns!
If I were fortunate enough to win, I'd love the blue colorway!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

kellysa said...

I love the blue fabric. I use blue a lot. My last quilt was blue and yellow with white. Thanks for the give away.

Winona said...

Sounds like you had fun. I love the blue fabric. I don't believe I have ever made a blue quilt. About time.

rockgranny said...

I love the blue fabric. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

James-Linda said...

LOVE THE BLUE !
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Christine M said...

Sounds like a fun day out. Looks like you had a great time. Bit far for me to ever go!

~Carla~ said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! :) I'd love to win the blue fabric! It's beautiful!!

jesop84 said...

I've been to Paducah before, but never to the quilt museum. Do you ever go to Hancock's of Paducah? Anyway, looks like you had a great time, and what a lovely giveaway. I think I would like the brown and pink if I won. Have a wonderful day!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I've never been to any quilt shows, and would love to go. Eleanor Burns looks like she is such a super sweet lady, and it's nice to know she is what she appears to be. And I'd love the brown and pink if I won. It's beautiful. Thanks for thinking of us and being so generous with your purchase.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I like the blue and yellow. I've been to several trunk shows by Eleanor's sister ...she is a hoot!

Verna G said...

blue and Yellow is my favourite color combination!

jennifer said...

Sounds like you had a BLAST.

Dianne Giles said...

Brown and pink please - reminds me of chocolate and strawberry icecream - yummy. I want to go to Paducah when I grow up!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.