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four december giveaways!

four december giveaways!


By Patricia Belyea

This month’s giveaway features Sarah J Maxwell’s Bring On the Bubbly Collection produced by Studio 37 of Marcus Fabrics. Each giveaway includes a fat quarter bundle of 18 patterns. There are four December giveaways—valued at $54 per bundle.

Sarah J is the designer and maker of countless quilts who, like many others, began her obsession while she was expecting her first child. Now an empty nester, Sarah is focusing her creative energy on fabric design. Bring On the Bubbly is her fourth collection!

To celebrate auspicious occasions, Sarah J has included bubbles, champagne glasses, fireworks, congratulatory messages, ribbons, swags, and more in her convivial fabric collection.

To participate in the December giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: In 2018, what special event are you looking forward to celebrating?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The December 2017 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on December 31, 2017. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing for the FQ bundle. The winners will be notified within 24 hours. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To see the Bring On the Bubbly Collection on the Studio 37 website +click here

To visit Sarah J’s website with her fabrics and quilt patterns +click here

Please ask about this collection at your local fabric store.

Thank you Marcus Fabrics for the donation of the fabrics! 

This is an unsponsored giveaway with no compensation given to Okan Arts.

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203 comments to “four december giveaways!”

  1. Marna Sorensen says:

    My mom’s 92nd birthday.

  2. Karen A says:

    Celebrating with dear friends when their children get married.

  3. Deb Woolley says:

    Our 43rd wedding anniversary

  4. Kathy says:

    I am looking forward to social security kicking in. More time to sew!

  5. Alice Ronne says:

    I am looking forward to celebrating the year and not specifically one event. A year of good health (I am a cancer survivor) and time with my family and friends. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Diane Johnson says:

    What could be more special than the birth of Jesus Christ? My family will celebrate together.

  7. Mary says:

    Our family Bi-annual reunion in Aug 2018! Three generations …we’ve been to NC, SC, WV, Fl and next year a whole new adventure in Colorado!! Can’t wait…..better yet, three quilters in our clan.

  8. Janet Schayer says:

    I’m looking forward to a Christmas High Tea in Georgetown, Colorado, with my daughter and granddaughters. It’s become a tradition.

  9. Christina says:

    I am looking forward to my wedding day!!! July 6th, 2018!! So excited! Itll be our 9yr relationship anniversary when we get married, so 9yrs and 2 kids later we are ready to tie the knot!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. jodi says:

    in the middle of may, 2018, our middle son will graduate from medical schoool in philadelphia!! yay!!!

  11. Kathi says:

    Very much looking forward to the birth of our fourth granddaughter !!

  12. Barbara says:

    I am looking forward to finishing projects including wonderful curves learned at your studio. The fabrics and ideas are ready!

  13. Vicki Rozendaal says:

    We will celebrate our 50th Anniversary on May 27th!

  14. Sheila Marie says:

    Graduation from school…and more time to create!

  15. Pat in WNY says:

    There don’t seem to be any special events on the radar (yet) so right now we celebrate each new day as a gift from God.

  16. Katrine Eagling says:

    Impeachment, I hope!

    • Cindy Hanrahan says:

      I’m looking forward to celebrating the birthdays of my 4 children, my mother’s 88th. and my husband’s. I’m also looking forward to my wedding anniversary celebration; and my 30th. work year celebration. I’m very lucky that everyone is happy and healthy.

    • Cindy Hanrahan says:

      So sorry, I don’t know how my reply appeared here, but I also hope for impeachment – but I think it’s too big of a wish 🙂

  17. Jerie Clark says:

    We will be visiting our kids in the Med on their new Catamaran as they continue cruising around the world. Can’t wait.

  18. Pat says:

    My birthday

  19. Mary D says:

    I am looking forward in 2018 to visiting Ghana with a real good friend of mine. I can hardly contain my excitement.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. Karen Friedrichs says:

    Getting together with life-long friends in Minnesota.

  21. Susie Wolcott says:

    Our 50th wedding anniversary is in July.

  22. Ah….two grand nieces getting married! Looking forward to making their wedding quilts!

  23. dee hill says:

    just to enjoy the new year of great health and love…

  24. Kate Meyers says:

    What i am looking forward the most to in 2018 is my grand daughter’s high school graduation. She is the the love of my life and I’m so proud of her.

  25. Kaye Koler says:

    I am looking forward to celebrating my sister’s “70th” birthday and my Dad’s 97!!

  26. Janie M says:

    I plan on going to Montana to be with my granddaughter on her birthday.

  27. Denise says:

    In 2018 we will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary! I’ve tried to tell my children I was a child bride, but they don’t believe me. 🙂

  28. Pam says:

    What a fun collection! This would make a great festive tablerunner. I’m looking forward to my 35th college reunion in 2018. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  29. Mrs. Plum says:

    Love those fabrics—thanks for the giveaway! I’m planning to meet up with a friend and head to spring Paducah for the first time ever.

  30. Carol Fish says:

    It’s my birthday Saturday, looking forward to Christmas. And hoping to win these fun fabrics

  31. Dottie C Vaughn says:

    Celebrating the first Birthdays of our youngest grandson and our beautiful great niece.

  32. Glenda Hollander says:

    My 59th birthday

  33. D. Parent says:

    Turning 70 in 2018. Look the cheerful colors!

  34. Karen G says:

    My niece just found out she is having a baby I can’t wait to make some quilts for the baby

  35. I going to celebrate getting well; healing my frozen shoulder so that can sew with these beautiful Marcus fabrics.

  36. E J Bradley says:

    Thanks for opportunity. Looking forward to Sue Spargo in the spring.

  37. soozi says:

    looking forward to my first trip to PADUCAH with quilting buddies…and good health.

  38. Daisy Rae says:

    My visit with my remaining sister.

  39. Christi says:

    I will be so happy to see my daughter and grandchildren in June.

  40. Vicki says:

    25th Wedding Anniversary

  41. Janice says:

    I’m looking forward to a family wedding in the Rockies and my first ever float plane trip

  42. Janet Wright says:

    I am looking forward to celebrating 47 years of marriage to a wonderful man

  43. Sue Smith says:

    My special event is moving into my new house.

  44. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    Christmas and the New Year with my family.

  45. Allison says:

    My 40th wedding anniversary!!!

  46. Shari K. says:

    I look forward to celebrating my 34th wedding anniversary and going to our state’s Quilt Symposium, which is being held in my city!

  47. LINDA says:

    THE BIRTHDAYS OF ALL OUR DEAR LOVED ONES! THANK YOU FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

  48. Paula Prominski says:

    Traveling with a college friend to Germany and Austria and gathering up new inspirations for future projects.

  49. Sandra says:

    I’m looking forward to retirement and another visit to the Joe Retreat and meeting new and old friends.

  50. Marti Meadows says:

    A summer cruise to Alaska.

  51. David Owen Hastings says:

    I’m looking forward to a special trip with Ms. Patricia Belyea to Japan in 2018… so excited!

  52. Carol Nelms says:

    I am looking forward to helping my husband celebrate turning 65! Thanks for the giveaways!

  53. Ann Rippel says:

    What I am looking forward to is getting an embroidery sewing machine. I want to add another dimension to my quilting. Wish me luck.

  54. agnes burke says:

    The birth of my son’s second child here in nyc, followed by my mother’s 90th birthday in Baltimore !

  55. Jackie says:

    Busy month, birthday, anniversary and Christmas.

  56. Mary O. says:

    There will be two weddings to look forward to in 2018!

  57. Cary Jo Nieman says:

    The end of physical therapy following two hip surgeries this year!

  58. Dawn Jones says:

    My 24th wedding anniversary.

  59. Roxann Heffelfinger says:

    My 70th birthday.

  60. Donna says:

    My best friend’s daughters wedding.

  61. Debbie VanVleet says:

    Birth of a grandson.

  62. Sandy Allen says:

    Beautiful fabrics! Right now, the only thing I have to celebrate is a co-worker who is expecting her first baby in May. No weddings or big anniversaries this year. We just finished the run of 25 year anniversaries in my family (5 in 4 years!) so we have one more year before we start on the 30 year anniversaries.

  63. Deb Woolley says:

    A possible move

  64. Ellen Y says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my daughter’s graduation from vet school.

  65. Ruth says:

    Looking forward to celebrating the New Year!

  66. Bertella Hansen says:

    The event I’m looking forward to is the wedding of my nephew who is about 30. Have been waiting a long time for him to settle and he has a great lady he is going to marry.

  67. Del Thomas says:

    4th anniversary of the Book Group

  68. Jackie Stevens says:

    Attending my husband’ 50th reunion at the Naval Academy.

  69. Dale Wolfe says:

    These are super giveaways! Thank you for thinking of us!

  70. Chris P says:

    Looking forward to celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary in May.

  71. lee says:

    Celebrating my 60th birthday and my husband’s and my 35th wedding anniversary!

  72. marylouh says:

    I’m going on vacation in January to Porta Vallarta (hope I spelt that correctly).
    I’m looking forward to that – getting away from the cold and getting warm for a week. I had been looking forward to a great-grandbaby but it wasn’t to be – my granddaughter lost the baby after two months. Here’s hoping for another chance. Love the material. the bubbles are darling.

  73. Carole says:

    My oldest grandaughter becomes a teenager in 2018!

  74. Laurie Jacobs says:

    A family gathering of aunts, uncles, cousins , grandkids, nieces , nephews, and siblings. We have always gathered as a family on Christmas Eve since I was young at my grandparents home. Best memories ever.

  75. Tinakaye Sheets says:

    Visiting my son and his family as they move back to the states,

  76. Barbara Hancock says:

    My granddaughter’s third birthday. I would love to make her a very happy quilt using the Bring on the Bubbly. The colors are so happy!

  77. La Veda L says:

    A charity event sponsored by my daughter…to raise funds for PKU research.

  78. Kristin A. Freeman says:

    In 2018 it will be my pure pleasure to see my oldest granddaughter graduate from high school She has already been accepted by a University and will go to that city in the summer to begin her part-time job. So proud of this young woman who will major in engineering and participate in mountain bike racing and play on the lacrosse team.

  79. Vicki H says:

    Celebrating my granddaughter going to middle school. She is really looking forward to it.

  80. Sandy K says:

    25 happy years with my man.

  81. Deborah Herold says:

    My aunt will be 100 in January, and I’m hoping we will get to celebrate it. I’ve made her a quilt for the occasion.

  82. Carol says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting the birth of my nephews child in January

  83. Cheryl L. says:

    Our 50th wedding anniversary!

  84. Sandi Vadset says:

    III plan to get to Sisters Oregon for their wonderful Quilt week. So much color I love it
    Thanks SVadset ndlenana@frontier.com

  85. Ann Kovalchick says:

    Those fabrics are so beautiful.

  86. Chris Chambers says:

    Hoping to retire (and quilt more) in 2018!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Emma says:

    My 71st Birthday on December 25th.

  88. Kat says:

    A baby shower for my first nephew!

  89. Elana Goldberg says:

    my baby, last of 5, graduating from High School.

  90. Maxine E. says:

    I have two great nephews or nieces being born next year! So excited to welcome new babies to our family

  91. Jackie Iglehart says:

    My art quilts have been accepted at a local art gallery — so I am looking forward to the first sale!! Otherwise, there are no grandbabies or weddings in the works! So I’m looking forward to a generally happy, healthy year of new memories with my 4 children and their spouses and lots of fun lunches with great friends!

  92. Wanda Hanson says:

    I hope to see another grandchild get married this year.

  93. Susan Zakanycz says:

    I am going to take a workshop on indigo dyeing!

  94. Barbara Lotthammer says:

    I am looking forward to moving into my new sewing room in a new lake house and finishing many quilts and a good year at retreats with my quilting friends

  95. In 2018, the event I’m most looking forward to is my summer vacation on Cape Cod.

  96. Janet Hasselblad says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my friendship with mi Amiga Vida with a trip to Portugal!

  97. Ro Grund says:

    My husband, who has dementia, coming out of hip replacement surgery next week and doing well without too much confusion.

  98. Deb M says:

    I’m looking forward to my niece’s wedding in 2018! Definitely a “Bring On the Bubbly” event!

  99. Becky says:

    Not sure…but hopefully a wedding. I’ll gain another daughter.

  100. Elizabeth Baker says:

    Christmas eve with family and friends from Slovenia.

  101. Karen Huskey says:

    So looking forward to a Hawaiian vacation with my family. All our children are in their thirties so time on the islands is very relaxing and fun!

  102. cynthia rosner says:

    i am looking forward to our summer vacation!

  103. Amy L says:

    I will be celebrating my 60th birthday!

  104. Jerry says:

    74 years on the planet.

  105. Joy-Lily says:

    My birthday / art reception at my solo quilt show.

  106. Rochelle Summers says:

    Starting a new quilt that I’m very excited about…Solstice Quilt by Fourth and Sixth. New challenges for me in there.

  107. suzanne guthrie says:

    I hope to celebrate emptying another sweater box of fabric, without adding too much new. Am having a great time playing with color.

  108. Barbaraben says:

    In 2018 my husband and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.

  109. Candace Mackey says:

    So many things to look forward to! Our 37th anniversary, and a visit to Indiana to sew with my BFF.

  110. Moira says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my niece’s wedding in March 2018! Thanks for the giveaway.

  111. Cindy Brouillard says:

    My husband’s retirement!

  112. carol Denning says:

    It won’t be in 2018 just yet, but I would like to celebrate my own birthday; , and one can Never have enough yellow , thanks for a chance to win some Bubbly!

  113. Kathie L says:

    It’s my 25th wedding anniversary.

  114. Sally says:

    I’m planning on closing my business in 2018, and finding another adventure.

  115. Michelle D says:

    Family Holiday with all generations to enjoy and discover – my 97 year old Mom, her 3 daughters ages 71, 65, 62, her grands in their 40’s and 30’s, including newly weds, great grands in their teens, and one great, great grandson, age 3. WOW!

  116. Maryanne L Sakai-James says:

    In October the Quilt Museum in La Conner, WA is having huge event in Everett. I am planning to have enough of my wares assembled that I can be there as a vendor, not just a visitor!

  117. Robin Klein says:

    iN 2018 I am looking forward to July 24, my eldest child turns 40. He had retired in 2016 (from the USCG). This is his next big lifetime achievement and since we don’t live close anymore we have missed many birthdays but not this one!

  118. Marilyn Sollers says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my 47th wedding anniversary in January.

  119. Marilynn says:

    To me every day is a celebration and a gift.

  120. Elaine Murakami says:

    Two weddings–a niece and a nephew.

  121. June says:

    Visiting my beloved mother-in-law in Japan with the whole family–the first time we’ve been able to gather together like this in a decade!

  122. Cindy K says:

    My grandchildrens birthday parties (all 9 of them!!)

  123. Julia Graber says:

    Our Heatwole Sewing Retreat!

  124. Jan says:

    In June of 2018 son #3 will be marrying a wonderful young lady and our families are just as excited as they are.

  125. Sherri Wenrick says:

    My retirement and 65th birthday!

  126. bunny hand says:

    My special event will be my 62nd birthday!

  127. Barbara Diaczynsky says:

    spending as much time as I can with my 6 year old great grandson.

  128. caroline rohrer says:

    Looking forward to getting new knees.

  129. Sharon Merrick says:

    I am looking forward to going on a retreat in October of 2018.

  130. Nancy C says:

    I look forward to celebrating 75 years of loving life. Happy Birthday to me.

  131. spierssusan says:

    My daughter, oldest child, will be 46 in March – my son, youngest child, will be 26 in April!

  132. Ann says:

    Moving from California where I was born and raised to Texas to be near my granddaughters!

  133. Cheryl HART says:

    The marriage of my daughter. And hopefully soon thereafter the announcement of a pregnancy. Involving triplets.

  134. Melissa Fossler says:

    My parents 50th anniversary!

  135. Linda F. says:

    I am looking forward to celebrating my sister-in-law’s 60th birthday!

  136. Laura Huckabee says:

    I’ll be celebrating my 16th wedding anniversary!

  137. Nancy Best says:

    Playing ukulele better and better, and sharing music with friends.

  138. Elizabeth Lee says:

    My quilt guild Christmas Party. It is always so much fun to be around other quilters.

  139. Ardis Bucy says:

    Birthday #80!!!!!

  140. Sandra Lee Ellison says:

    My 72nd birthday

  141. ReneeS says:

    I’m looking forward to going to NM in January. My sister and parents visited me in late August and now it’s my turn to visit them. I hope to go to La Posta – a great Mexican restaurant that reminds me of my grandparents.

  142. Ruth says:

    Our 29th wedding anniversary.

  143. Judy Helms says:

    I am looking forward to Quilt Tulsa 2018 to be held on June 1 and 2, 2018. As co-chair of the quilt show, I am excited to see what my fellow quilters have made for displaying. After working on the show for two years, it will be terrific to see all the parts come together. Hopefully it is as great as we have all imagined and planned for.

  144. Christi says:

    No special events really just look forward to seeing my daughter and grandsons.

  145. Ray Burke says:

    My 67th birthday and a new left knee. My son’s marriage (I hope).

  146. NancyB from Many LA says:

    My son is deployed to Djibouti until the end of January, after which we will go visit him and his wife, see our granddaughter and meet their son who was born Oct 2!

  147. Kris Koponen says:

    Our first grandchilds First Birthday and the day after that celebrate with my husband and JR high school sweetheart our 41st wedding anniversary:)

  148. Kelly Love-Schwarz says:

    Family reunion

  149. Lolly Schiffman says:

    Looking forward to Quiltcon in February

  150. Marty Mason says:

    Looking forward to ten friendly quilters traveling together to A Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, TN in March.

  151. Mary Jo says:

    Looking forward to May 2018 when my son, my youngest child, graduates from college.

  152. Dawn Barach says:

    Looking forward to two weddings this year! My husband’s niece in February and my nephew in October!

  153. Sarah Sheckells says:

    Celebrating the holidays with family. Thankful for retirement, a wonderful new daughter-in-law, soon-to-be new house. Wow!

  154. janet says:

    time with my wonderful boys and more time with my little quilting group and appreciating the little joys in each day. thank you for the generous giveaway.

  155. Susan says:

    My husbands 75th birthday!

  156. Sue Kersey says:

    I plan to spend more time in my studio exploring different styles of quilts and working with more fabric from Japan! I just love the different look the fabrics add to my quilting.

  157. Janet A Moyer says:

    My nephews gradustion from college, after 6 years.

  158. Sarah says:

    Our 30th wedding anniversary!

  159. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    What a woonderful way to celebrate the holidays with these fabulous fabrics!

  160. Kathy S says:

    Looking forward to multiple workshops in both quilting and bookbinding.

  161. Tanya says:

    2018 – another year of quilting!

  162. Linda McLaughlin says:

    I’m looking forward to a nice quiet Christmas celebration with my husband.

  163. Linda A says:

    My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with family.
    Thank you for this generous giveaway.

  164. Rosalyn Schultze says:

    I am looking forward to creating in my new sewing room and dedicating myself to making several quilts for me and my family.

  165. Carol Fraley says:

    No special events in 2018, so I’ll just say my birthday!

  166. Michele W says:

    We are looking forward to our oldest niece’s graduation from college in May. Very proud of her!

  167. Angela J Short says:

    I’m looking forward to my husband and I 3rd wedding anniversary in April. I love him lots. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  168. Sylvia says:

    Our Arizona State Quilt Guild will celebrate its 40th anniversary, with special red quilts in its show on March 23- 25th.

  169. Heidi says:

    My mother will be 80 in February!

  170. mlmasters2014 says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my father in law 99th Birthday! Woo hoo!!!

  171. Mary Jane says:

    A family reunion.

  172. Tina Sheppard says:

    Our next wedding anniversary will be 22 years and I would like to do something wonderful for my husband.I love him more every day.

  173. Cherie says:

    My sister and brother-in-law’s 40th wedding anniversary!

  174. Toni Egger says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating my husband’s new hip with a hiking trip to Patagonia!

  175. Ashley Francis says:

    Looking forward to celebrating a move to a new place to live!

  176. CHARLOTTE KEY says:

    Just looking forward to a healthy 2018 and a move from Washington state to Texas.

  177. Nancy says:

    I’m looking forward to a break in my overloaded schedule and actually getting to my beloved sewing machine!

  178. Susan Mayer says:

    I am looking forward to our Okan Art’s retreat in May!!!!!

  179. Barbara Alexander says:

    I’d love to win the celebratory FQs for my 85th birthday in February!

  180. Celtic Cate says:

    What a great giveaway! My husband and I will be celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary this year on July 4. Though we live far away from friends and family, we always toast each other with champagne and watch the fireworks from the grandkids’ treehouse. Even though we miss the big celebrations that we used to have before we had to move for my husband’s work, we always look forward to our quiet July 4 celebrations too.

  181. Barbara Colvin says:

    For me, the big event in 2018 is moving into a new apartment! Lots of work-yes, but I get to set everything up just the way I like it. A new place for new ideas!

  182. Fran Gallagher Ripsom says:

    Looking forward to the new year & change in our world !

  183. marty says:

    my second year of freedom to make stuff!

  184. Ginny Leber says:

    Getting to the point of feeling like the house we just moved into feels like home.

  185. Susan Kelley says:

    I am looking forward to my husband getting the cast off his right ankle (he had surgery) and getting to walk again. A wheelchair really helps us appreciate a lot of simple tasks that become not so simple.

  186. barbara Snider says:

    I love these fabrics!

  187. I’m looking forward to spending time with my relatives in Rome. I haven’t seen them for two years, so we have a lot of catching up to do.

  188. Susan says:

    I’m really looking forward to meeting my college roommate for a week in Tucson at the end of January! We get together every 5 years, and it’s too long! Thanks so much for the giveaway. The fabric is such pretty colors.

  189. Ellee says:

    Looking forward to visiting Road to California and QuiltCon.

  190. Barbara Montejo says:

    I looking forward to going to the Tokyo Quilt Show.

  191. Maryanne Dochter says:

    I am so excited about the birth of my first grandchild, Lily, in April.

  192. Anita Jackson says:

    2018 is bringing on the joyous moment of My First Grandchild!

  193. Jan says:

    Going to the Houston Quilt Show with my daughter in October.

  194. Quilting Jeannie says:

    I look forward to my husband’s chemo treatments to be finished in 2018 and to their successful goals. He’s a real keeper. And possibly I will get to start my Family Tree Quilt. Thanks.

  195. sgrancio says:

    Two big first time quilting adventures, QuiltCon in Feb and the Yukaka Quilting workshop in Sept. CratNapa in Jan, too, but this will be my second time and I can drive to Napa, lol!

  196. Sally says:

    Looking forward to celebrating my daughter graduating from college (and no more tuition payments). Love the colors of this fabric line.

  197. Beth T. says:

    I hope to travel to see my niece in Alaska in 2018.

  198. Judi says:

    Have not attended the Pacific International Quilt Show since I moved from California 6 years ago, it is so inspirational. I am making plans to attend in 2018.

  199. Mary Cottrell says:

    Our 50th wedding anniversary!!!!

  200. Cindy Hanrahan says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating the birthdays of my 4 children, my mother’s 88th. and my husband’s. I’m also looking forward to my wedding anniversary celebration; and my 30th. work year celebration. I’m very lucky that everyone is happy and healthy.

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