Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rainbow Quilt Giveaway !

It's been one of those seasons when almost everything that can go wrong...does!  I'm feeling like I need to put some positive energy back into the universe. So.......
Here's a giveaway!


I purchased this kit about 10 years ago at the Lancaster County Quilt Show. It has been sitting in a stash bin ever since. At this point, I'd rather see someone actually make it than have it sit here any longer.


This kit has never been opened. It is a Rainbow Star Quilt designed by Kathleen Starr. It measures 79" x 99" and the kit includes everything for the top...even the binding :)


So, here's what you need to do to have a chance to win...
Simply send me a quote in your comment that has helped you stay strong during a rough time in your life. I will  be using Mr. Random on  Saturday, June 30th, which gives you plenty of time to be thoughtful about your entry and share this incredible opportunity with all your friends.
Please make sure that I have an email address to contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Good Luck and have a great day!!

38 comments:

Rebeckah Austin said...

"In everything give thanks." You can always find something to be thankful for in any situation. My friend was on here way to the summit to ski and her GPS took her in the opposite direction to some random bar (she was lost) and she decided to stay. It is a good thing she did. It was providence. That day 5 people died in an avalanche at the summit. It could have been her. Getting lost and having a beer saved her life.

Masha Novoselova said...

Dear Zurn, firstly, thank you for giveaway! Nice quilt would come from this! :)
And , secondly, I remember two very simple things - all what happens is to the best.. And other - everything passes and this thing will pass too....
Though really sometimes it's so hard to believe it...
And, the thing I learned after I met you, is - say "thank you" to every day you have... It's not so easy sometimes too, but it helps.
Love and peace for you...

Ann Babillis said...

Here is this Chinese parable I think of whenever an undesirable event occurs in my life. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/07/22/the-old-man-and-his-horse/

Whenever a bad thing happens in China, someone will say “Sai Weng Shi Ma” (Remember “The Old Man Who Lost His Horse”) to remind themselves not to judge an event as either good or bad.

Be well.

Mike Pearson said...

There are a couple of old cliches I like: "it's not the end of the world" and "life's too short." When I remember these things, it makes the bad things not seem so bad after all :)

Sew Very Sherry said...

"The fear of man leads to a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord is safe." (Pro. 29:25) I love this verse and actually put it on many of my quilt labels.

sherryberrybim said...

I love what Sew Very Sherry said. I always told my children that "perfect love casts out fear." God has blessed me richly and except for the deaths of my parents I have not had too many bad times.

Roxann said...

Sometimes a long soak in the tub followed by a nap helps me take time to restore some positive energy, but usually doing something (usually quilt related) for someone more needful than myself chases away the stress.

SewCalGal said...

What a beautiful fabric quilt kit. Certainly would be fun to create with it.

My favorite quote? As one door closes, another one opens....by Helen Keller

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

I've had many favorite "you can do it" sayings over the years - but after seeing the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - this is my new favorite - "It is always a happy ending. If it's not happy - then it's not the ending." Thank you for sharing your creativity with us in blogland - it's appreciated!
Peggy Benzin - IL - USA

Cloud 9 said...

Oprah Winfrey had good advice when she said "Turn your wounds into wisdom."

Dollie said...

And this too shall pass!
Knowing that bad times will come and they will go.....hope is the everlasting thought.

Gill said...

When our beautiful son died I drew some comfort from a poem which contained the lines 'You can remember him and only that he's gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on'

Diann said...

"Do not be anxious about tomorrow, let tomorrow be anxious for itself. Let the day's own troubles be sufficient for the day."

sherry said...

i had a time in high school when i was the subject of gossip my father said to me " well honey just remember when they are talking about you they aren't talking about someone it would really hurt" at the point i realized they couldn't hurt me if i didn't let it

Abbigail said...

I have had a few rough times but I have managed to live through them. I try to realize that in many cases "there isn't anything I can do about it". My family usually tries to find the good things that come about. We usually expect the bad but are pleased about the good!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid, for the Lord your God goes with you! It's hard sometimes to keep your head up and keep plowing through (family drama is the worst!) but you WILL vevetually come out stronger on the other side! :)

PS: I love to quilt and am hoping I got your genetics. ;) Your quilts amaze me!! <3

KarenMarie Rowland said...

John 16:33
In the world you shall have tribulations but, be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. In me, you have peace. ~Jesus Christ

This is one that helps me. Even in my darkest times, my Angels are louder than ever, leading me to the light in the new horizon. When my faith falters, the Angels power-up their love and faith to overcome my darkness. They have never failed me. I hope this can help even one person, then overcoming my shyness was worth it 100x.

Laurel, Christine, Caeli, Sunny Rose said...
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Laurel, Christine, Caeli, Sunny Rose said...

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.
-- Buddha

geejhoed said...

when nothing is good in your life [parents bad, daughter drug, ex terrible] the Lord is good and be happy quilter

robin said...

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6

Beautiful kit!

D Smart said...

"Don't curse the darkness, light a candle." When things are darkest, take action. Lighting a candle will help not only yourself, but may help someone else lost in the darkness. Working together we can make the world a better place.

Judith said...

Everything will be fine in the end. If it's not fine, then it's not yet the end.

OhioLori said...

My favorite phrase to get me thru ALL....is "I can do all things, thru Jesus Christ". Also be Thankful for even the smallest Blessing....and share Heart Memories with your kiddo's!

Thanks for chance to win such an Awesome kit! :)

LeAnne said...

I have a little plaque that says, "God is in control." It reminds me that when things get tough God is with me and I can lean on his strength to get me through it.
Thanks for the chance at the quilt kit.

Lori said...

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is a fabulous kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

June D said...

Great looking kit - thanks for organizing the drawing and putting my name in the hat!

As for quotes to help out in a rough spot....
It will pass.
You have friends.
You can find a project to work on or someone to help - and that will help you!

I couldn't find what has been bothering you in your other posts, but did see an amazing variety of projects - what talent! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

the yellowhouse gardener said...
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the yellowhouse gardener said...

Though I am not religious my favorite saying is " to thy own self be true". It helps when you have a hard decision to make.

Anonymous said...

"Strength just comes in one brand - you stand up at sunrise and meet what they send you and keep your hair combed". Reynolds Price in 'Kate Vaiden'. What a beautiful quilt that kit will make! VermontPines at aol dot com

debby warthen said...

Faith is taking the first step when you can't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I love the Starr Design kits! I am working on one of her beautiful block of the month patterns.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tina said...

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I peter 5:7

And when Life gives you Scraps make quilts... and while doing that I pray
Thank you for a chance to win your lovely giveaway.

Terry Truesdale said...

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt. My second male role model in my life told me this and I found a sign that said it as an adult. I now teach my kids the same!!!

Sallie said...

Hebrews 13:5b
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jan said...

Put one foot in front of the other. It helps me keep going. Thank you for the give away.

Pat V. said...

These are all such great, inspirational sayings. I try to remember this one "Trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be."

Grace said...

I completely lost track of time, but I wanted to leave a few words. I hope your outlook is brighter now, and you can store these for a rainy day:
I have a quotable card that always makes me smile:
"If you're going through hell, keep on going" (Winston Churchill)
also
"In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me invincible summer." (Albert Camus)
"You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should." (Max Ehrmann)

I have a whole collection ;)