I love a good challenge and I’m really excited about this one!
My friend Shannon from Fabrics N Quilts contacted me when she heard about the challenge from American Brand Solids – Farm to Fabric.
Have you heard of the new American made solid fabrics from Clothworks? Fabrics N Quilts stocks the entire line of fabrics. Clothworks is having a challenge to go along with the launch of their new fabric line and Shannon (Fabrics N Quilts) and I are teaming up to add more prizes to the challenge.
The theme is ‘Farm to Fabric’.
What does it mean to you, your family or your community to bring fabric production back to the United States to use in your American made quilts?
There is so much amazing information about the American farmer and the cotton the US produces on the American Made Brand website. I highly recommend you head over and spend a few minutes on their website. But I’m going to take a few minutes here to share my story. I’m a farmer – but I’m an apple farmer. Not quite the same thing as a cotton farmer – but the same concept. We grow approximately 3,000 apple trees at our small family orchard and over 60 varieties of apples. We sell our apples a few ways.
- Direct sales out of the shed on our farm that we convert to a store for three months of the years.
- To multiple local schools for lunches.
- To breweries, wineries, and home brewers.
- CSA Share Supplements
All of our selling venues are 100% local and within Wisconsin. The local support our family, friends, neighbors, community and loyal customers, have shown us for the past 30 plus years is incredible. Without them, our dream would not be sustainable. For example – during the 2012 season we lost 80% of our apple crop. We are still in business today because of our customers. We sold whatever apples we could to the folks who visited our place that fall. We also grew more tomatoes, cabbage and other vegetables to supplement our loss and the folks ate it up. Even though it wasn’t a great year we pulled through and our loyal customers returned in drones during the 2013 season to once again enjoy the delicious, locally grown apples we had to offer. Now we have an opportunity to purchase fabric that was grown, created and produced in the United States. What an incredible opportunity to support our community!
The ‘Farm to Fabric’ Challenge is the perfect for me – I’m so excited for this one and I can’t wait to see what others come up with too!
First…be sure to head over to Clothworks and read the details about the ‘Farm to Fabric’ Challenge.
For our bonus challenge…we require you to purchase one of three options of a 12 pack fat quarter bundle.
Option 1 – Purchase the pack of fat quarters bundle that I put together – the ‘Persimon Dreams Fat Quarter Bundle.’
Option 2 – Build your own bundle – the ‘Persimon Dreams Build a Bundle’
Option 3 – Purchase the SURPRISE fat quarter bundle – the ‘Persimon Dreams Surprise Fat Quarter Bundle’.
To qualify for the Farm to Fabric Challenge your quilt must follow the guidelines of the challenge HERE. Fabrics N Quilts and Persimon Dreams have nothing to do with the Clothworks Challenge. We are just upping the ante a bit if you want to join in the fun!
If you want your quilt to qualify for the Clothworks Farm to Fabric Challenge pictures of your piece can not be published in books, calendars, magazines, newsletters, websites, blogs or any other form of publication prior to November 2014. This is very important! We don’t want to mess up your chances!
We will open the linky up at the bottom of this post for our challenge from November 7th to November 21st. My children will each choose a random winner from a hat once the linky closes – so that’s THREE winners! You can only link up projects you made using one of the three fat quarter bundles Fabrics N Quilts is offering. Fabrics N Quilts will be giving out $20, $30 and $40 gift certificates to three of the participants! If you don’t finish your quilt by the deadline of the clothworks challenge you will still have time to link up to ours.
DON’T FORGET YOUR BACKGROUND YARDAGE! Go to Fabrics N Quilts AMB fabric selection and choose your favorite! They stock the entire line of 50 solids.
GIVEAWAY NOW! (Closed)
To add to the fun of this great challenge – we’re starting with a giveaway of one Fat Quarter Bundle NOW! One randomly chosen comment will win their choice of one of the three fat quarter bundles – the Persimon Dreams Bundle, the Surprise Bundle, or the Build a Bundle!
In order to win just leave a comment below answering one simple question.
How do you support your local farmer and/or community?
BONUS Entries Leave a separate comment for each to gain extra entries (7 more chances).
- Like Persimon Dreams on Facebook
- Like Fabrics N Quilts on Facebook
- Follow Persimon Dreams on Instagram
- Follow Fabrics N Quilts on Instagram
- Sign up for my Newsletter
- Follow my blog by either subscribing to my feed, with blogloving, feedly or other blog reading program.
- Tweet about this giveaway and mention @PersimonDreams and @FabricsNQuilts
Giveaway is now CLOSED.
Seriously – if you don’t leave your email address, I won’t be able to get ahold of you and you won’t get the prize…this is very important!
I know I gave you a lot of information above so in summary.
- Read about the Farm to Fabric Challenge and check out all the rules.
- Answer the giveaway question above for a chance to win a bundle of fabric from Fabrics N Quilts.
- If you don’t win the giveaway, to participate in our *bonus* challenge purchase one of the three bundles from Fabrics N Quilts.
- ‘Persimon Dreams Fat Quarter Bundle.’
- ‘Persimon Dreams Build a Bundle’
- ‘Persimon Dreams Surprise Fat Quarter Bundle’.