four march giveaways!
By Patricia Belyea
This month’s giveaway features four fat quarter bundles of Mostly Manor—a quilting cotton collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Each bundle contains 14 fat quarters, valued at $40.
The ubiquitous Victoria excels on all fronts of the quilting scene. An educator, author and spokeswoman, Victoria creates award-winning quilts that combine both traditional and modern elements—always with a twist.
The Mostly Manor Collection is Victoria’s first foray into fabric design with Marcus Fabrics. Patterns and textures found in her beloved grandmother’s family home in southern Minnesota inspired the eclectic mix of florals, geometrics and stripes.
Talking with Victoria, she shared “I developed this unexpected combination of patterns as these are the kind of fabrics I like to put together in my own quilts. They live nicely together just as they did in my grandmother’s home that I loved to visit as a child.”
The pattern naming relates to many people and places in Victoria’s life—Elise, her middle name; Elda, her grandmother; Leo, her grandfather; Beatrice, her daughter; and Herman, her grandmother’s dachshund. Felix relates to St. Felix—the churchyard where all the kids played, and Nelson—the bridge to Nelson took her family to a new state and an ice cream shop.
For the pattern named Mary, you can learn about its origin in Victoria’s first book Fifteen Minutes of Play. Look for a mention of “Mary in the bathtub” in her grandmother’s front yard.
To participate in the March giveaways, answer this question in the Comment Box below: Do you enjoy combining non-matching fabric patterns in your quilts?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The March 2016 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on March 31, 2016. 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 GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners are Patti A. of West Bend WI, Anita S. of Checotah OK, Kate L. of Seattle WA, and Robin S. of Washburn WI.