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four july giveaways!

four july giveaways!


By Patricia Belyea

This month’s giveaways feature a Jane Sassaman Bonanza—fabrics from her newest FreeSpirit collection, her Sew Sassy Threads from Superior, and her Color My Garden coloring book from Dragon Threads. Each giveaway is valued at $52 (four total).

Jane SassamanJane Sassaman is known for her striking and joyful garden quilts. Besides making award-winning quilts, Jane designs fabrics, creates color books, partners on thread sets, develops products such as specialty ribbons, magnet jewelry and embroidery patterns, and produces gorgeous silk scarves. Whewwww!  Her Willow quilt was recognized as one of the top 100 quilts of the 20th century.

Each giveaway winner receives five fat quarters and one 1/4 yard from Jane’s Cool Breeze fabric collection—from FreeSpirit—that’s arriving in stores this month.

Cool Breeze collection by Jane Sassaman

Each winner also receives four spools of Jane’s Sew Sassy 100% polyester thread—12 wt, 100 yards—from Superior Threads.

Sew Sassy Threads by Superior Threads

AND each winner receives a Jane Sassaman adult coloring book that transports artists into her archives of garden motifs.

Color My Garden coloring book by Jane SassamanColor My Garden coloring book by Jane Sassaman

To participate in the July giveaways, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What sassy quilting activity are you up to this summer?

Thank you FreeSpirit for the donation of the Cool Breeze fabrics.
Thank you Superior Threads for the donation of the Sew Sassy threads.
Thank you Dragon Threads for the donation of the Color My Garden coloring books.

To visit Jane’s website +click here

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winners are Johnnie M of Simpsonville SC, Laurel T of Soquel CA, Candace M of Amboy WA and Anne D of Houston TX.

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The July 2016 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on July 31, 2016. Okan Arts Giveaway is 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. Winners will be notified within 24 hours. Winners must respond within one week of notification or their giveaway will be forfeited. A list of winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

This is not a sponsored giveaway.

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226 comments to “four july giveaways!”

  1. Mrs. Plum says:

    This summer, I’ll be making a comfort quilt for a friend, as well as continuing work on a quilt begun in a David Taylor quilt. Thanks for the lovely give-away. I’ve been a longtime admirer of Jane’s work, though I have never used any of her fabrics.

  2. Linda says:

    I am making multiple mattresses and a coverlet for a princess and the pea bed.

  3. Pat Arndt says:

    Oh, I so love Jane Sassamans fabrics and color palate !! I got to see her recently in Charlotte and she is with such a great speaker! Thank you for the wonderful contest. Choose Me!!

  4. Debby Cox says:

    My Sew Sassy inspired project is a Full Bloom quilt project with thread painted appliqué.
    I love Jane’s fabrics…the colors make me very happy!

  5. jane rosenfeld says:

    I’ve loved Jane Sassman’s work for ages and used it for inspiration in some of my quilts. This summer just trying to keep up with the garden and figuring out an improv quilt about flotsam in waters—a new thing for me (improv).
    Many thanks for this offer!

  6. Jofrid says:

    I just love EPP

  7. Marilynn D-R says:

    The sassy quilting activities I am doing, making gifts for friends. Also finishing WIP’s. AND hopefully making a wonderful Jane Sassaman quilt project.

  8. Linda Rech says:

    My sassiness includes a summer quilting retreat to Seaside Oregon!

  9. Janet C. Wright says:

    I love Jane’s work. I hope I win.

  10. Kaye Koler says:

    I’m currently working on the Millefiiori LaPas quilt…….perhaps through next summer too!! Lol

  11. Jessica Jones-Coggins says:

    I’ve admired Jane Sassaman for years and love her designs. Thank you for these beautiful things

  12. Megan says:

    I’m helping my youngest learn sewing skills by making reversible headbands in fabrics she likes. She just completed a patriotic one for the Fourth. And I’m working on my quilts to donate to the families and survivors of Pulse in Orlando.

  13. Lynne Douglas says:

    My sassy summer quilting project is: I took a picture of an old rusty Chevrolet pick up truck from the 40’s.I am recreating it in fabric. I have rusted my fabrics, added bits of copper and metallic Angelina. I am using some tulle and all kinds of bits and pieces I find in the quilt shop classrooms. I would be happy to send a picture of my work in progress. The truck will hold chickens.

  14. Kae Eagling says:

    Finally working on my daughter and son-in-laws queen size quilt.

  15. Johnnie McKenzie says:

    My mission for the remainder of this year is to make projects using large prints. I have spent my last 60 years piecing with blenders and solids. Time for a new adventure! Jane’s fabrics fit the bill for this new quilting journey,

  16. Dee says:

    I will be working on a pictorial quilt of my grandchildren, who are very sassy!

  17. Elaine Quinn says:

    Just started a fun Grinch Christmas quilt for my sister!!

  18. Vicki says:

    Gosh. Now I will have to move to America. A sad Aussie that cannot win this gorgeousness.

  19. Ann says:

    These fabrics are stunning and colors are vibrant. Been working on some quilts for foster children in our community. Next will be a peacock quilt for my daughter. I think it will be sassy and something she will love.

  20. Rhoda says:

    I am working on a sassy quilt with colorful stripes.

  21. Alice Ronne says:

    Beautiful and colorful fabric! I am currently working on a quilt for a church raffle. Let’s hope I get it done soon!

  22. Eddi Baird says:

    this web site makes my heart soar…and my love of yukata expanded.

  23. Elise Farthing says:

    Have been following Jane forever!!. Making fun pillow cases for my grandson. Looking forward to your new fabric line. Love the colors and designs.

  24. Etelvina says:

    Making quilts for my gran children!

  25. Val says:

    I want to incorporate some handwoven fabric into a quilt!

  26. Denise says:

    My project this summer is to finish quilting a quilt I started in 1999- uncovered the pieces when I moved:)

  27. Sheryl Allen says:

    My niece asked me to create a wall hanging with clothes from her oldest child. I have had a wonderful time making a memory quilt out of her daughters clothes. It will be a treasure that my niece will enjoy forever. I feel very honored to make it.

  28. Diana Tatro says:

    My project for the summer is appliqué on a quilt my small group will donate for fundraising. I will also work on class samples and would love to use some of Janes fabric for that. I also enjoy wool appliqué .

  29. Jerie Clark says:

    I am working on a fused wall hanging with fun lighthouses. Lots of embellishments. Also working on some spiral mosaics from stones.

  30. Anne Delpine says:

    I’m making my first quilt ever. Started with a beautiful rainbow jelly roll and just started cutting and sewing whatever colors look good next to each other. I’m inspired by the quilts of gee bend so I’m imitating that intuitive approach, using a range of sizes for the pieces. I had no idea this would be so fun.

  31. SOOZ says:

    We have already had the longest daylight day of the year…better quickly
    sew up all those lovely florals in my stash. Fall will not be far behind.

  32. Brenda P says:

    This summer I am working on my first paper pieced quilt, I am also working on an EPP project also a first for me. Thank you for the chance to win Janes fabric and thread look lovely.

  33. Quilting Tangent says:

    Quilting a queen size quilt.

  34. Patricia Smith says:

    I have been collecting Janes fabric for years. I am finishing a quilt using some of Jane,s fabric.

  35. janie says:

    i am working on a small Fancy Forest Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman ! I love everything “Jane” !!

  36. georgia forbush says:

    I am making a coverlet for my king size bed with matching valances for the windows
    using a ginko leaf theme. Also a miniature amish design quilt. Enjoyed a class with
    Jane years ago. Enjoy the lovely fabric and designs.

  37. Deb says:

    Beautiful fabric – would be great for some of the EPP projects!

  38. Karin Peirce says:

    Beautiful fabrics!

  39. Karin Peirce says:

    Whoops, I missed the question, at the moment I am handquilting a raffle quilt for our local Celtic
    Festival

  40. Cloye Brower says:

    I love Jane’s work and her fabrics. Very inspiring. I am working on several projects this summer, finishing up quilting on done and starting more. Quilting is my passion and emotional comfort!

  41. Sharon Waggy says:

    I’m working on a collage wall quilt of a Galapagos Island shorebird that would benefit from some of Jane’s fabulous fabric and her Sassy threads for top-stitching embellishment.

  42. Sharon says:

    My sassy projects include several quilts for some sassy women in my life. Some awesome SILs and a colleague that lost her home in a fire. Talk about sassy! She totally took it in stride and is rising from the ashes like a champ despite losing EVERYthing. What an inspiration. ❤️ Thank you for the chance to win! Jane’s work is so beautiful and individual.

  43. Denise Crawford says:

    Will be camping in the high lakes country in Oregon. I will be hand piecing a quilt with a beautiful view of snow capped mountains.

  44. Nancy Derickson says:

    I have been fussy cutting flowers and leaves from Sassy fabrics to compose a wall quilt just for me. Most of the quilts I make are gifts for others but this one will be just for me!

  45. Zina Clark. says:

    I am working on a Wonder Woman quilt, and in August will start a BOM with my guild using Jane’s Leaf Dance fabric!

  46. Peg O'Connor says:

    I’m making a block for Pulse Orlando this weekend and also working on a paper pieced BOM this summer. Love the Jane Sassaman designs!!!

  47. Judy Reed says:

    Beautiful fabrics. I did not know of your website until the giveaway was announced.

  48. Cher Johnson says:

    Hope to win! Love Jane Sassaman’s fabric designs!

  49. Jean Calhoun says:

    Sassy grand babe gifts for our first grandchild are my projects for these summer months! Love her colorful fabric designs…it is all about color!

  50. Carole Anderson says:

    I am quilting a wall hanging for my veterinarian. It has dogs and cats on it. She drove me and my sick dog to a special surgeon. This is a gift for her. I hope she hangs it in her office.

  51. Susan Wolcott says:

    I am trying hand dyeing on my own for the first time. Feels pretty sassy to me.

  52. Liz Lorch says:

    Beautiful

  53. Sheree Castonguay says:

    arranging flower prints for a summer quilt

  54. Brenda says:

    I was able to take two workshops in June so a priority is to finish those quilts (Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Libs Elliot). I also just finished my first swap and signed up for another, am participating in a yearlong bee group, and working on several charity projects. It feels good to be sewing so much. I remember wandering into a classroom at UNL many years ago where Jane happened to be setting up for teaching and was in awe seeing her work in the cloth. Even more inspiring than the pictures. A lovely, lovely giveaway.

  55. Natalie says:

    I’m reconfiguring a partially completed Dear Jane in red and black, and I’m working on a wall hanging made using Jane Sassaman’s applique technique.

  56. Judy Gammell says:

    Love the flowers and colors. I can see table cloth and napkins. A summer quilt would be wonderful also with these fabrics.

  57. Alice A. says:

    I will be planning out and making some quilted jackets for my granddaughter. These fabrics are so wonderful to use as design features in any garment or quilt! The colors are fantastic!

  58. Meriul E. says:

    My sassy summer project is to complete my part in a round robbin with two friends. I love Jane Sassaman’s prints!

  59. Gayla Spurlock says:

    My most fun sassy summer project is supervising my 8 year old granddaughter in making 3 pillows for the reading nook in her bedroom. The sassiest one features her initial G.

  60. Karen Rice says:

    I would love to take one of Jane’s classes… this gifts are really really pretty and I would love to win one of these too.

  61. Margaret says:

    I’m making a sassy inspired table runner after taking Jane’s workshop at CQA in Toronto last month!

  62. Barb Vlack says:

    I am hand piecing pieced hexagons with a kaleidoscope flavor. Jane’s fabrics will be perfect for fussy cutting! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway. I LOVE Jane’s work!!!

  63. Vicki L says:

    My summer project is to learn applique. Jane’s fabrics are beautiful. So crisp and fresh. Love them. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

  64. Barbara says:

    Love Jane’s fabrics & quilts. Quilting on some mini pumpkins this summer to use in the fall & a lattice polka-dot quilt.

  65. Nancy J Goff says:

    Ever since taking a week-long class with Jane, I have been trying to achieve a quilt that truly abstracts from nature. Working on a king-sized “Snowflake” quilt this summer. Love Jane’s fabrics and quilts!

  66. Lori Jones says:

    I’m quilting and top stitching with Jane’s Sassy thread!!! Love it!

  67. Mary Kay Davis says:

    Just bought about five yards of various Jane Sassaman fabrics. Just sort’ve drooling over it and thinking about what to do. Need to work on my HERstory quilt about Chanel and finish up my “I Heart Quilting” quilt.

  68. CarolynR says:

    My sassy grandaughter, Dahlia Marie, would love to have me make her something with this lovely Jane Sassaman fabric. She is only 2.5 months old!

  69. Georjana Mauldin says:

    Still working on my large hexagon quilt. Would love new fabric to give it a lift.

  70. Patti Devine says:

    I’m making several sassy summer gift aprons & sassy heart blocks for Pulse Orlando.

  71. Judy Levine says:

    I am continuing my quest to rid my scraps by making charity quilts.

  72. Ellen Owens says:

    The fabric looks yummy and the threads will make the project even more wonderful! Hope to be one of the winners! Aloha!

  73. Diane Skidmore says:

    I am sassily sewing a quilt I created in a jane sassaman class last summer.

  74. Carol says:

    my “sassy” summer is “start to finish” my projects that I have CUT and ready to go–ps that’s organization for me. Love the Sassaman fabrics, they calm me. Thanks.

  75. Pat S says:

    So so many projects but with the 1st grandchild going to college very soon, I am trying to make her some special items in her school colors. One will be a bag/tote. I just put a quilt together using Jane Sassaman fabrics. Intense but lots of fun and looks great. Really showcases the fabrics.

  76. Alice Smith says:

    Just finished a sassy tote made with Jane Sassaman fabrics. Can always use more! Next project is finishing up Friendship Garden quilt.

  77. Susie Q says:

    love me some Jane…will be on the look out for the new fabric

  78. Linda Crowe says:

    I’m making sassy Scotty-dogs pieced in a table runner; too cute.

  79. BL says:

    This summer I am concentrating on mastering curves. The project in hand is a baby quilt with wheels of color. I hope Baby Fletcher enjoys it as much as I do.

  80. Chris says:

    I love Jane’s fabrics. I am currently working on a Vortex quilt in Red and White. Might need to stop and make a Kaleidoscope.

  81. Monica says:

    I’m working a name tag for my quilt guild swap. I’ll be using applique which I have been trying to avoid.

  82. Betty Johnson says:

    This summer, I’m going to get some of my UFOs completed. Our guild has a monthly PHD (projects half done) program starting and I have about 17 UFOs. I need to get a head start if I want to get some completed.

  83. Ann Hudson says:

    I am midway thru completing a large complex paper pieced quilt I started in a class with Deb Karasik last month. Fascinating to watch it *grow* as I complete each unit! It’s my first paper pieced quilt and I’m finding I love the technique. Deb is a fantastic teacher as is Jane Sassaman! I was so fortunate to take a class from Jane when she taught for The North Carolina Quilt Symposium when my guild in Wilmington, NC was host. I love all of Jane’s fabrics and have two of the wonderful silk scarves she designed. Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  84. Pam says:

    Thank you for another fascinating blog post! I love Jane’s work. And thanks for the generous opportunity to win too!

  85. Vicki H says:

    My sassy activities include making a couple of mini quilts for my sewing room wall. Also making holiday gifts, trying to get an early start.

  86. Sandy K says:

    A new table runner will be about as sassy as I get this summer.

  87. Kathy E. says:

    Not so sure it’s sassy, but I’m working on a lap quilt for my elderly aunt. I’m using some Moda fabrics that are no longer in print and it looks so pretty…OK, sassy! I’m adding a pocket on the front for her tissues and lipstick that she always carries with her.

  88. Sarah J says:

    I am trying to finish up a scrappy pinwheel quilt for my sassy little girl!

  89. Becky says:

    What pretty fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win them. This summer I am working on two queens size quilts. One for my daughter and one for…well, I don’t know who will get it. LOL I’m making it because I wanted to do paper piecing and a couple of friends of mine invited me to join them once a month to quilt. We are all working on our own quilt using the Judy Neimeyer pattern, Glacier Pines. It is quite the experience!

  90. Claire Ross says:

    I am making a baby quilt for our first baby due in December x

  91. Connie Campbell says:

    Beautiful fabrics! I am working on several different projects this summer including Christmas gifts!

  92. carol n says:

    I have four binding to apply, and a few sassy UFO’s to work on. Thanks

  93. Rebecca says:

    Oh WOW, did I say WOW, what a great prize. Love her designs….. I have a bulls eye quilt on the design wall that I need to get back to, so hopefully I can get to it soon.

  94. Emily C says:

    I am working on my wips.

  95. Judy S. says:

    I am making a half-square triangle pillow cover! It will coordinate with the quilt I made for my granddaughter …she arrived just three weeks ago.

  96. Amy says:

    I’m working on a quilt for my husband and the largest quilt yet for me to make.

  97. Lee says:

    Making a friendship quilt this summer!!

  98. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    I am making sewing machine covers as my first project this summer. Then I plan to make wall hangings for Christmas presents.

  99. MD Kennedy says:

    My “sassy” quilting activity is coloring in quilting coloring books!

  100. Connie Gaban says:

    As soon as I have time I will be attempting a crazy quilt. Wish me luck!

  101. Margaret Witt says:

    Coloring fabric with colored pencils.. A new path for me.. Love the giveaway. Amongst my friends I am the Butterfly!

  102. J Moniz says:

    I am actually working on my project from Jane’s class at Houston 2015! Since I have collected Jane’s fabrics for years….I think my collection needs to grow…it’s been a while since I have fed my collection!

  103. Garen says:

    Her toys always make me happy!
    Fun giveaway!
    Thank you –

  104. Charlotte says:

    I am making a memory quilt for my daughter out of her Dad’s plaid shirts. We lost him almost two years ago and our daughter had a special bond with him.

  105. Carol says:

    I’m finishing a quilt for my grdaughter and starting to design a quilt for my son and his new wife.

  106. Nancy Cegalis says:

    My sassy project is a book bag with lots of pockets and lots of zippers for her back to school wardrobe.

  107. Laura Gottlieb says:

    I am painting landscapes on fabric, then embroidering them by hand.

  108. Laurel Turner says:

    When I tire of the ordinary, I go to Jane Sassaman to recover my creativity. Always a inspiration of design and colors. Thanks.

  109. Deborah Herold says:

    I’m attempting to begin a large quilt “as you go” using 12 ” blocks and multiple colors & multiple block designs.

  110. Julie Stump says:

    Finishing Jane Sassaman projects from the class I took at Houston from her.

  111. Kathy Hendry says:

    I’m making small quilted sassy projects for friends. Latest one is an appliance cover.

  112. Carolyn Higgins says:

    Confine myself to just one sassy quilting activity? Not sure it can be done. But every summer I try to take advantage of the dry, warm days to do some dyeing and learn some new surface design techniques on the back patio in the fresh air. This summer it will be some sort of sun printing. I also started a gecko quilt in a class with Jane that is begging to become finished.

  113. Julie Hallquist says:

    I’m working on a Millefiori EPP quilt using Jane Sassaman and Kaffe Fassett fabrics

  114. Willa McNeill says:

    All the sewing/quilting going on right here at the moment is directed toward making chemo port pillows to make riding in the car a bit more comfy for those undergoing chemo. Yes, will be using some sassy stash to do so.

  115. Diane Johnson says:

    My sassy quilt is for my nephew’s wedding in Hawaii, where he and his bride will live. I’m using Jane’s wonderful garden fabrics to enhance a mosaic of Diamond Head at sunrise, my own design.

  116. Teresa Ruch says:

    Dyeing thread for embellishments.

  117. Marie Z Johansen says:

    I try to add a bit of sass to all of my projects! A long ago Jane Sassaman workshop was a highlight of my quilting journey . This summer I am working on a hand applique project that includes “sassy” (aka Janes fabric) ! I might be tempted to made a collaged shirt if I get lucky and win! As a,ways, thanks for such a great opportunity!

  118. Patricia sherman says:

    Jane, your fabric is beautiful

  119. Elana Goldberg says:

    I’m busy making quilts for my boys for college. I’m making a donation quilt for Pulse, and I’m teaching sewing and quilting to several young children this summer. I’m busy but can always work in some new and exciting fabrics.

  120. Wanda says:

    I am currently making a baby quilt with some matching layette items.

  121. Janis Oetgen says:

    Uncovering and organizing my many boxes of UFO’s, then choosing a few to start on again!

  122. Shirley says:

    Baby quilts/pillows/bibs for anticipated great-grandson in Sept. and art quilts and a PULSE quilt for Orlando.

  123. Myra Ramos says:

    I’ve just finished a Yukata-based wall hanging with a Brazilian silk-screened red and yellow-striped border that is totally sassy! Now on to a tumbling-block series,starting simply and getting sassier as I go.
    Love everything Jane Sassaman does!

  124. Jennifer Shirley says:

    I am working with sassy brights this summer. Bright colors in fabrics and adding color in the threads used to quilt, instead of a blending tones that disappear into the fabrics.

  125. Tebecca says:

    My sassy activity this summer is teaching 4 sassy teenage grand-daughters to sew!

  126. Ellen Hemmert says:

    T-shirt quilt from disaster work t-shirts!

  127. Susan Mayer says:

    I love using Jane’s fabric. The colors and the movement of her designs add so much to a quilt!

  128. LINDA says:

    HI, my ‘sassy quilting’ project this summer is learning to make the Periwinkle Block and finally a quilt! Thank You for a neat giveaway!

  129. Tamie says:

    I’m finding my quilty, sassy mojo this summer! It’s coming along.

  130. Ruth lancaster says:

    I am taking floral & anything garden related motifs and cutting them out to apply to a collage quilt.

  131. Pauline O'Connell says:

    I’m continuing to work on UFO’s, while sneaking in a block or two of Jen Kingwell’s Steampunk quilt. I discovered Jane Sassamans fabrics shortly after I started quilting and love to see her bright pops of color poking out from my stash!

  132. Michele Oberneiet says:

    I am enmeshed in a series this summer of mostly yellow small quilts based on a class I took with Gwen Marston at Madeline Island. My goal is to make 20 and have an art shiw and invite Gwen to the Opening!

  133. Vivian Roop says:

    I am using some vintage Grandmother’s Flower Garden blocks with contemporary fabrics.

  134. Charlene Cuhaciyan says:

    Oh, my, gosh! These fabrics areas beautiful! They made me happy. I’d love to use them for a splash of happy quilt!

  135. Julie says:

    I’m in the garden growing bodaciously sassy dahlias . I’m taking pictures of the bumblebees enjoying the dahlias, sometimes two at once on one flower. Learning from each scene how beauty rearranges herself. These fabrics, coloring book, and threads will be perfect when I have to come in after summer ends.

  136. Donna says:

    I think something light, relatively simple and appropriate for a baby quilt I need to finish by October 31st.

  137. Kathie L says:

    I’m going to be cutting up lots of fabric to make kids pillowcases. I love charity work.

  138. Janet Schayer says:

    I’m working with my improv blocks and have created two quilts so far….I want to finish a few more…..

  139. Karen A says:

    I’m working on a mystery quilt from my guild.

  140. dee ratliff says:

    I have been a big fan of yours for awhile – this latest collection is beautiful makes one feel cheery

  141. Pam Cope says:

    I am working on a pink and aqua Christmas quilt as a sample for a quilt along class I will be teaching this fall. I l9ve Jane’s fabrics….. all the beautiful colors and floral ptints!!

  142. Penny G says:

    My sassy activity is kayaking in the bayous around my area. I wish I were somewhere that I could participate in something sassy with these beautiful fabrics.

  143. charlene Waters says:

    as is with all the giveaways this is awesome

  144. Janie says:

    I have been creating boxy bags. The giveaway would really make some cute ones *hint *hint! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

  145. Veronica Sethre says:

    Love the colors of the fabrics and thread

  146. Katrina says:

    I’m working on a sassy fox and hare appliqué quilt this summer.

  147. Cherie says:

    I am into my new vegetable garden this year. I’ve already harvested two squash, bags full of kale and cabbage.

  148. Laura M says:

    I’m working on the blocks for the bee-utiful quiltalong, sassily adding my own embroidery interpretations. I’m also working on projects with my ice dyed fabrics. This is a real challenge!

  149. Dionne Matthies-Buban says:

    I am making a “By Annie’s” toiletry organizer/travel bag. I don’t usually do things in 3 dimensions, but I’m giving it a try!

  150. Maggie S says:

    Hoping to finish a small wallquilt I started in Jane Sassaman’s class. Really enjoyed her class and hope to take another one somewhere in the future. Her fabrics in color and design are absolutely beautiful. One of a kind.

  151. Linda A says:

    I’m finishing up several quilts for my guild quilt show. Love your fabrics and colors.
    Looking forward to starting a new quilt with some of your fabrics.

  152. Cherri Kincaid says:

    I was thinking that I might get some inspiration from Jane’s Color My Garden book. I love her new fabrics and I think they will be incorporated into a quilt very soon.

  153. Susanbh says:

    I’m coloring fabrics with various mediums and finishing up some UFO’s. Finished feels good!

  154. Jerry says:

    Working on finishing wall hangings for an exhibit in August. Oh, the last minuteness of it!

  155. Lori Morton says:

    My Sassy project for this month, is duel project! My Daughter i9n NC (& me in Ohio)…are makin “Double Slice Layer Cake” Quilts together…in different fabrics! She was up here in May, and I was down there this past week…we are almost finished with the Tops…now need to be ready to quilt bind next time we can get together. Definitely a “Work in Progress” lol Such fun tho!!

  156. Sherry T says:

    This summer I want to finish the double-sided quilt for my daughter that I started several years ago! Seeing these July giveaway fabrics inspire me to start another!

  157. NancyB from Many LA says:

    I’d like to color in some quilting coloring books!

  158. Debra Feldman-Stein says:

    I love coloring and fabric and would love to work on a summer/ocean/beached thene quilt for my friends beach house.

  159. Lorraine F. Emineth says:

    this summer I’ll be working on a wedding quilt for my son and future daughter in law..she’s lovely woman and a blessing to add to the family. Awesome fabrics and colors from a admirable lady. Thanks for the beautiful give away

  160. Dixie Kliewer says:

    I am working on Community Quilts this summer. Four tops finished, two quilted and two more to quilt.

  161. Lydia Reading says:

    This summer I will be sassily setting up my quilting/fiber arts room….dare I call it my studio? Why yes, I think I will. It would be lovely to receive Jane’s giveaway, I love her use of color and shapes. And I loved the peek at her studio, inspiration for my own.

  162. Marilyn Sollers says:

    Having just finished two “Fancy Forrest” quilts for my Granddaughters I’m looking forward to doing some modern quilting on a wedding quilt for a family member.

  163. zanalou999@gmail.com says:

    I am combining my stash of kaffe fassett fabrics into one glorious quilt.

  164. Kristin Sykes - David says:

    I’m making a sassy wall quilt from Jane Sassaman fabrics!

  165. Beverly Maragos says:

    This is the first time I ever get to be sassy, this summer I will be entering a quilt that I’ve made from start to finish in the first ever Volcano Art Center 1st annual Quilt show. The theme of the exhibit is Quilts in the Forrest and Quilts in the Park in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the national parks. I have never entered any of my quilts in any quilts shows. I am sassily honored to be doing so.

  166. Carla Baggett says:

    I will be experimenting with dyeing fabrics using plants in my garden and then making garden wall quilts- Jane is always an inspiration!

  167. Lana Higginbotham says:

    Such a lovely goodies in this giveaway. Thanks you for a chance to win.

  168. Lana Higginbotham says:

    Such lovely goodies in this give-away. Thank you for a chance to win.

  169. Andrea Bursaw says:

    A quilter of certain age and ambitious stash, I am treating myself to a purchase of fabulous new fabric, with the promise that I will use equal or more amounts of stored fabric. When that piece is finished I can move on to a another new treat.

  170. Lu Peters says:

    Thank you for this great opportunity to win Jane’s lovely fabric designs, threads and book! Her work has always inspired me and has been used frequently in my quilts.

  171. Amy L says:

    Thank you for featuring Jane Sassaman! She’s been a favorite for years. And this Summer, I have been sewing sassy baby quilts. So far, I’ve completed two, and have two more in the queue.

  172. BARBARA says:

    Hey Everyone–Celebrate with me today–I am a 7 year cancer survivor & cannot believe the journey I’ve traveled since the diagnosis.

    Being able to hold fabric, needle & thread & to sew a few stitches the first time during radiation put me back on the recovery road. Quilting was still months away & when I returned to my studio I was slamed in the face by the many bright coloured fabrics. Since then, I have gravitated to more muted colours which fit for now.

    My studio has always had Jane’s Tree in all its beauty on my wall—I sometimes felt like the tree, stretching & reaching. I will use any of Jane’s fabrics though–thank you ever so much for the chance to win. I am CELEBRATING TODAY!!

  173. sue odonnell says:

    This summer I’m working on designing a quilt using indigos and japanese cottons.

  174. Connie Akers says:

    This summer I’m staying inside & avoiding the Texas heat but quilting images inspired by the landscape.

  175. joan palmieri says:

    love Jane ‘s new fabric collection Cool Breeze.

  176. Candace Mackey says:

    This summer I’m working on a queen size quilt for my new son-in-law and daughter, a Christmas quilt, and attending a Janet Fogg class. I’m also working on UFOs in an attempt to clear up some space in my sewing room. Lots to do and so little time.

  177. Karen Friedrichs says:

    My summer sassy project is to finish two ufo’s….yes, that sounds boring….but my conscience must be cleared for new projects which hopefully will be with Jane’s fabric!

  178. Lisa Marie says:

    I’m making fun, scrappy pot holders and giving them to lots of different people to brighten their day (and mine!).

  179. Mary Burger says:

    Finishing a kaffee Fascet prints tumbling triangles twin quilt with VERY bright yellow green tone on tone as the fabric the triangles are tumbling through. Not my colors but I love it.

  180. Michelle says:

    A little lap quilt for my 95 year old Mom – and she can be pretty sassy! She’s a cute cookie!

  181. Nancy Erickson says:

    I am getting ready for my annual quilt retreat. Pre-cutting and assembling fabrics for two special quilt tops. In addition, I am currently working on 12 friendship blocks for members of the two quilting guilds I belong to. Neither of these is very sassy, but keeping my hands active and quilting is fun. I also love to work on my Grandmother’s flower garden quilt blocks that travel wherever I go because the work is all done by hand. I had not seen Jane’s fabric previously, but love the vibrant colors. Now I will have to search for them.

  182. Jamie S says:

    Not quilting, but I did make sassy shorts for my grandkids with their favorite team fabric, the Kansas City Royals.

  183. Betsy says:

    This summer I am spending some more time in the garden, watching butterflies and birds and walking in the mountains.
    And that I hope will be an inspiration to a fall/winter quilt project…the seeds are there.. And these fabrics are wonderful. May have to share them with one I know who would love them.

  184. SOOZ says:

    i know spring has sprung and summer is upon us…using her fabrics will keep
    summer around a little longer!

  185. Alice says:

    I’m finally making a quilt without using a pattern. I’ve also quilted my own quilt and not had someone else do it. Kudos to Lynne Douglas.

  186. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    This summer I am making a commemorative quilt for my nephew who died suddenly at age 16 in a freak accident. It is of copy of a photograph I blew up to 20 X 30.

  187. Judy Brack says:

    Jane is truly an example of an “authentic artist” as she has found her style and wears her happiness well! Thank You Jane for inspiring us to do the same!
    Judy

  188. Veronica says:

    This summer I am taking a thread painting class with Lola Jenkins! Jane Sassaman’s designs are so imaginative and colorful!

  189. Cindy Chock says:

    The fabrics are so lovely and evoke cool summer breezes. Makes me want to make a summer seaside quilt.

  190. Susansquiltstudio says:

    I’m putting my Scrap Dance Tango mystery quilt together right now, plus playing in two weekly block-alongs, working on my Quilty365 appliqué circles and a few others things. I have used Jane’s fabrics for years – she is so creative and a most gracious teacher!

  191. Barbara Campbell says:

    Fussy cutting some sassy flowers!

  192. Cheryl Sullivan says:

    Serious quilting is on hold while work is being done on my new home. In the meantime I get my quilting fix finishing a grandmother’s flower garden begun this winter while traveling in Japan and designing a sassy wall quilt that will hang in my new living room. Jane’so fabric and threads are exactlyou in line with my emerging design.

  193. susan says:

    I am organizing and finishing a scrappy quilt (I hope). My goal is to be ready for a clean table this fall to start (restart) some hexies.

  194. Sharon Kisel says:

    This summer I am working on new projects (a quilted and embroidered wall-hanging that includes needle-punch accents; two quilt tops – one called Kite Flight in solid Kona cottons, an “S” quilt made with Jinny Beyer fabrics) and continuing work on a king-size quilt for my husband. Busy, busy – as usual, at our house. My husband also quilts and we have two levels of our home with quilting machines. This is a great giveaway.

  195. Virgi says:

    My sassy quilting activity this summer is scrap quilting, Thank you for this chance to win an awesome prize.

  196. Janice Taylor says:

    Me, me, me! I love Jane Sassaman’s fabrics and quilt designs!

  197. carol says:

    Sassy playing quilting activity this summer includes “everything new baby.” I have the first “grandson.” This is a joyous time before going back to the classroom for fall.

  198. april zemke says:

    Love Jane Sassaman and her fabrics! My sassy summer project is learning to thread sketch on hand painted fabrics. So fun!

  199. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    I love Jane’s work. Her patterns and colors are so vibrant and happy.

  200. Jacque Chase says:

    I am working on my La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum’s Quilt Fest Challenge. The challenge is entitled “Sew Jane Sew” and I am designing a tote using the Jane Sassaman fabrics given in the challenge packet. This is due September 1st to be on display prior to Quilt Fest which is the week end of September 30 thru October 2.

  201. Monica says:

    what lovely colors.

  202. Rose Henry says:

    I’m trying to learn to use color better. I’ve always loved art projects. I’ve only been sewing a few years, so it’s all still new to me. But the gel and ink pens have really got me excited. I’ve been experimenting with regular inks, crayons and markers. They’ve been ok.I just haven’t found what I’m looking for yet. But I will.

  203. patsyruth33@comcast.net says:

    These colors are delicious and I would love to have them. Thank you for the opportunity/

  204. Judy K says:

    Took a class with Jane in Lancaster, she would remember the year she was there.
    It was a totally new-to-me way of designing quilts. Her new fabrics are lovely.
    Have been finishing a mystery quilt made in red, white and blues and destined for a vet. Our guild donates every year in November to local NJ county vets, especially the women.

  205. Judy kehoei says:

    I am making a moose quilt. 5 moose heads,pieced.

  206. Vivienne Crudeli says:

    I’m going to sassy my way through a couple of unfinished projects and then attempt of make a sassy quilt using blocks created with my new embroidery machine

  207. Joy-Lily says:

    I’m making raw-edged butterflies, sewn directly through the quilt sandwich for an all-in-one appliqued fast quilt.

  208. Mary DeRay says:

    Being a lover oh “muted or muddy colors” i am determined to go outside my comfort zone and this giveaway would be inspiring to say the least! Also my 20 yr old gandaughter who started quilting with me as a 4 yr old would love to bring her Grama mimi into the modern world of color. We could have fun with this!

  209. Barbara Minton says:

    I love Jane’s beautiful, surreal garden quilts. Would be delighted to use her fabrics in a quilt.

  210. Janice Taylor says:

    I don’t know how sassy it is to be cutting me scraps into more regular shapes (strips, squares), but that’s what I’ve been doing lately.

  211. martyt says:

    Certainly am Jane Sassaman inspired now

  212. Ray Burke says:

    I don’t know what sassy quilting is but I am fascinated by the many styles and quilting ideas that keep coming to my attention.

  213. Heather Hart says:

    learning to mix patterns

  214. Monica says:

    I’m working on designing my own pattern. I’m very excited about it.

  215. Regina Thomsen says:

    Currently constructing a comfort quilt for my only brother (& youngest) who has just been diagnosed with a fatal brain cancer. My hope is that my quilting skills combined with love will ease his life. May this bring across miles a great love and warmth. Jane’s happy fabric colors & designs carry joy! Thank you.

  216. Carmel Lewis says:

    Actually right now I have decided to pull out the fabrics I have been saving to make Maureen Cracknell’s Herringbone quilt. This quilt has been on my “to do” list for a very long time and at last the strips are cut and the sewing has begun. When it is completed it will be a very sassy quilt.

  217. tina bunes says:

    I love the colors and patterns!

  218. Sandy says:

    I’m FMQing some UFOs and wax-stamping yards of fabric for dyeing.

  219. Chris says:

    It’s been a fun crafting summer sewing pillow cases with grandsons, just finished a machine embroidered/quilted panel for a wedding gift for our youngest niece and completed an over sized flannel baby quilt for our middle niece. Am especially proud of the embroidered panel as it’s the first I’ve completed without the assistance of an instructor. It had numerous embroidered sections. Yipee!

  220. Rose Santuci-Sofranko says:

    I’m actually not up to any quilting projects right now, but hope to be making some pillowcases soon. Love that “Color My Garden” set on the bottom. So pretty! Thanks and God bless!

  221. Jennifer Hansen says:

    I am still just learning so practicing at this point 😉

  222. Barbara Kampas says:

    I am working with my black and white stay of fabrics, several of which depict flowers, to create a quilt I am calling ‘Night Garden.’

  223. Laurie WIlkey says:

    Working to finish project for our fair. Also getting inspired by visits to quilt exhibits in NE and CO.

  224. Patricia Sherman says:

    Made art quilt of my cat catching fireflies

  225. Michelle Underwood says:

    Working on an ocean-themed baby quilt for a baby boy in Okinawa.

  226. Candace Mackey says:

    So excited to be a winner of Jane Sassaman’s fabric, thread, and coloring book! Can’t wait to see it in my mailbox!

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