Monday, September 20, 2010

Country Lane by Bari J. Ackerman & Winners!

Ok, before we start anything, lets talk about the Lumiere de Noel Quilt Kit giveaway from last Monday's post! Usually I do this at the end, but we have another special something hiding down there. ;-)


and a drum roll please!!...

The randomly selected winner out of the 440 comments is...


"What a gorgeous kit! I tweeted, though I really wanted to keep it to myself!"

To claim your prize e-mail  " Stephanie [at] fatquartershop [dot] com" with your shipping information.  You have till Thursday @ midnight CST to e-mail me.  Congrats!!!  :-)


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Today we have a very special guest with the tag line of "vintage inspired design for your modern life" and she virtually came all the way from California.... Bari Ackerman is here to share her thoughts and inspirations on Country Lane... without further ado, here she is...
  

Hello all!

Country Lane was inspired by what I imagine as the perfect weekend in the country. A great bed and breakfast, walks in meadows, sleeping late and lazing around. The colors came to me from a crazy quilt that I have. It is full of deep navy blues, reds, pinks and white.




When it comes to my absolute favorite project using Country Lane, I have to say, I'm mad about the curtains I made for my family room and kitchen! And I super love the zigzag quilt, Meadow Fresh, which is part of my upcoming release of sewing patterns.




Currently I am working on 4 new sewing patterns (of course one being Meadow Fresh) to release in October. I'm also working on licensing opportunities in additional venues such as scrapbooking, paper, and more!




I also have my new book, Inspired to Sew, that will be out in January. It's a creative sewing book that covers many of my adventures in sewing. There's applique, collage, clothing, a quilt and much more. It also features my signature "Keeping It Real Sewing" sidebar hints and tips that are in my sewing patterns.

- Bari J. Ackerman


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And now! We have a fun surprise! :)

Another giveaway! This time it's the super sweet Country Lane Fat Quarter Bundle!

To enter:

1. Tweet @BariJ & @FatQuarterShop-- then leave a comment here
2. Like both of us on Facebook then make a comment @Bari J & @Fat Quarter Shop-- then leave a comment here
3. Subscribe to the Jolly Jabber-- then leave a comment here

You can comment up to 3 times if you do all 3!

Good Luck!


PS:  Link to  Bari J's Fan Page on Facebook

138 comments:

quiltingdiva07 said...

I love, love, love Bari J.! I took 2 classes from her in Sisters and would do so again in a heartbeat. She is fun and creativity personified. I would be honored to receive her FQs!

Carol said...

I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber. Please enter me in the drawing for this wonderful fabric. I like the book too. Now, I'll see if I can find you guys on Facebook.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower of Jolly Jabber. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway :-)

Amy said...

I'm already a subscriber!

Thanks for another great giveaway! Love all the butterflies! I know just who to make a lovely gift for with this fabric :-)

Carol said...

I'm back. I found you on Facebook and now I can follow you there too! Two of my favorites on Facebook: Fat Quarter Shop and Accuquilt. Please enter me for a second chance, thanks so much.

Patty said...

Please enter me. I subscribe to jolly jabber

karenfae said...

I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber please enter me - love all of your wonderful items
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

rebecca said...

Another generous give-away!! I subscribe to you gals and love to follow all the current fabric happenings!!

Lee Ann said...

I tweeted. Userid is dlk3265

Lee Ann said...

I am a follower/subscriber. :-)

bruinbr said...

Great giveaway! I subscribe to the Jolly Jabber :)

Lee Ann said...

I became a fan of both FatQuarterShop and Bari J on facebook.

PS I hope I found the right Bari J.! LOL. :-)

scottylover said...

I subscribe to the Jolly Jabber via Google Reader and I follow your blog!

Sandy A

scottylover said...

I like both of you at Facebook.

Sandy A

sharon said...

Hi, I am a subscriber and I love the new fabric line! Thanks Sharonj.

Stacey said...

i tweeted

Stacey said...

i subscribe to jolly jabber

Sarah said...

I subscribe to the Jolly Jabber! Sign me up to win :)

jennifer said...

I just subscribed.

Katie B. said...

I subscribe!

Wendy said...

I troop along to the Jolly Jabber beat!!! Thanks for a most awesome giveaway :) :)

LaurieBelle said...

I would love the curtains made from this fabric in my bedroom. A matching quilt would be icing on the cake!

Wendy said...

I happily like Fat Quarter Shop and BariJ on Facebook ... even told them so :o) lol Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity ... to die for fabric!!

call me crazy said...

I follow the Jolly Jabber! Love the new fabrics! And congratulations to Traci! fingers-crossed! :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I tweeted Bari J and Fat Quarter shop!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

"Like" both Bari J and Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook and left a comment on both.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I subscribe to the Jolly Jabber!

sy said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/syytta/status/25077319938

sy said...

i subscirbe on google reader and at songyuey at gmail

Monica said...

Already a follower...love the new fabric.

Karen Elizabeth said...

Love this fabric. The design and colors are fabulous! Thank you.

Big Momma said...

i'm a follower, love this fabric! it's gorgeous! :)

--Alex
http://twolittlehornes.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

Jolly Jabber subscriber! This looks lovely!

Deb said...

I'm subscribed to the Jolly Jabber. I'd love to win the fabric.

Melinda said...

Liked you both and commented on facebook!

lisa said...

I follow you here. Sorry I can't do the other two, I am not on twitter.

Kasey said...

i tweeted from @bomblet and I hope I spelled it right-- Fat Quarter Shop is spelled wrong in this blog post's directions, just an fyi... But yet again, you have such pretty fabric! I would love to win it and make myself a treat!

WoolenSails said...

I am a subscriber already, so I guess that counts?
I love the curtains she made, the fabric is beautiful!

Debbie

Peggy said...

I subscribe to the jolly jabber!

Patty said...

I already am one of your followers. Love reading your blog.

Duff said...

I'm a follower!!

MoeWest said...

I tweeted about this Country Lane giveaway. Beautiful fabric!

MoeWest said...

I subscribe to Jolly Jabber.

MoeWest said...

I follow @Fat Quarter Shop on FB. I found @Bari J on FB but it was a private page.

8machines said...

I am glad to follow the Jolly Jabber to see fabrics like Country Lane. They are so pretty.

SarahB said...

Just tweeted! https://twitter.com/_sarah_b_/status/25093093816

SarahB said...

I already follow Jolly Jabber! :)

SarahB said...

Finally figured out how to mention people on Facebook & posted about the giveaway!

Tara said...

I've subscribed to the Jolly Jabber. Thank you :)

schmidt1016 said...

I'm not a tweeter or on Facebook, but I do subscribe to the Jolly Jabber.
Leslie S. in MN
esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

Goosegirl said...

I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber! Thank you for the chance to win.

Goosegirl said...

I tweeted this but I am not sure I did it correctly.
I am Sivjegoose on twitter.

Goosegirl said...

I posted on Bari J's Facebook and the Fat Quarter Shop Facebook page.
I am Sivje Parish.
Thank you for the chance to win this super great prize!!! I so hope I win.

Martina said...

I am a follower of jolly jabber. Thanks so much! Love to read it!

Elizabeth said...

I subscribe to the Jolly Jabber.

Anonymous said...

Love the Fat quarter shop. I am subscribing to the Jolly Jabber.

Deb said...

I am a subscriber of the Jolly Jabber and what a beautiful line of fabrict!

Tiffaney said...

I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber. Thanks for the great giveaway

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi There! I read Jolly Jabber every day and I am also a suscriber. I would love to be entered in this giveaway. Thank you for a chance to have some of this wonderful fabric. Good Luck to Everyone!

SheilaS said...

I love the name "country Lane". It speaks to me of my childhood. I just subscribed. Thank you for all the great give-a-ways!

Andra said...

I subscribe to the jabber thanks for the awesome chance they are beautiful fabrics.

Nancy Sue said...

I am a subscriber. Thank you for this giveaway. Beautiful fabric and what a nice little surprise at the bottom of the page :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Peaceful Piecer said...

I love the colors in this fabric! I subscribe to jabber.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I like FQS and Barb on facebook and I love this fabric

Mama Pea said...

Congrats to the winner and to you for the exciting giveaways! I'm a subscriber!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, and I just tweeted, too!

Cassie and Lou said...

I subscribe

Carrie P. said...

I do subscribe to Jolly Jabber.

Debi said...

I am already a follower on Facebook of Fat Quarter Shop.

Debi said...

I already subscribe to the Jolly Jabber

Debi said...

I have now liked both of you on FAcebook and have left a comment! I already was a follower of FQS on FAcebook. Great fabrics.

Nancy said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/goonyburd/status/25121059548

Nancy said...

Like you both on FB

Nancy said...

Already receive the Jolly Jabber

teresamnj said...

Another awesome giveaway! Tweeted!!!
https://twitter.com/teresamnj

teresamnj said...

Long time Jolly Jabber follower.

teresamnj said...

I've been a Fat Quarter Shop fan on Facebook for quite some time, and am now a Bari J. Facebook fan!

bdaiss said...

Gorgeous fabric as usual! I subscribe via Google Reader! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tomme said...

Already a subscriber and would loooove to win the FQ bundle! (And congrats to Tracy on winning the last kit!)

Cecilia said...

I am already a follower of the Jolly Jabber. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tayzzmom said...

I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber! Thanks for the chance..8-)

hannah said...

I would so love to win some Country Lane fabric by Bari J. Thank you for the opportunity.

pedilu said...

I also subscribe to jolly jabber. Please enter me!

Laura said...

I subscribe and LOVE this new line! It'd make the best quilt and a small valance for my craft room.

Tiffany Sherman said...

I just started a quilting class and these would be awesome to use in it!! I'm a subscriber!!

Lisa said...

I read each post of The Jolly Jabber. I do love this new line.

Lori said...

I'm a subscriber to the Jolly Jabber. Love the give-away! Thanks!

Stray Stitches said...

"Liked" on FB as requested

Stray Stitches said...

Already am a subscriber to Jolly Jabber!

DianeY said...

I'm alreadt a follower of the Jolly Jabber!

pbs51 said...

I love your give aways! Always exciting new fabrics and fun things to see on the Jolly Jabber. Maybe this is my week to get lucky!

Mary said...

Just subscribed although I already am a faithful reader. thanks for the opportunity to win. Cute fabric!
Mary

StitchMinx said...

I've been a faithful follower of Jolly Jabber for over a year. I love reading every bit of it!

What a lovely way to win the chance of some loverly fabric. ;O)

Thanks!

James-Linda said...

SUCH NEAT FABRICS!
FOLLOWING JOLLY JABBER
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

StitchMinx said...

Blogged, Tweeted and FB'd.

Everything you'll ever want! LOL ;O)

free indeed said...

That country Lane bundle does look vintage; so apt for my quilting since we live in a house more than a century old. perfect.
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

EFO said...

I am a new follower and I love this blog! Soooo many fabrics that I would die to have!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

MaddyMazeStudio said...

I tweeted. Love that fabric!!!
http://twitter.com/MaddyMazeStudio

Kay said...

I liked on Fat Quarter & Bari J. I love the fabric & can imagine all of the fun things to make with it.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Hello, I am already a subscriber to the newsletter.

Melissa said...

I follow the Jolly Jabber. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I already like you on Facebook. =)

Fiesta said...

I subscribe to the jolly jabber. thank you for the chance to win.

Terri said...

I Tweeted! I really want to win!

Terri said...

I like both of you on Facebook and I commented! I really want to win.

Terri said...

I'm already a subscriber here! I really want to win!

Esther L. said...

I'm already a subscriber in Google Reader

Anita said...

Wonderful fresh colorful prints...I want them! Love shopping with the FatQuarter Shop.

carolann said...

I am a follower on the Jolly Jabber. Country Lane is beautiful!

Karen said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

Karen said...

I followed Jolly Jabber! I love this fabric!

One Little Thread said...

Love your shop; Love your blog; and love the fact you just responded so quickly from the other side of the world when I entered incorrect info on an order.
you are the Best!!
Alison

rxm0m said...

I subscribe the The Jolly Jabber.
I LOVE The Fat Quarter Shop!
Thank you for the giveaway--this fabric is BEAUTIFUL!

rxm0m said...

I Like Bari J. on FaceBook.

rxm0m said...

I like the Fat Quarters Shop on FaceBook--always receive the most EXCELLENT service!
Thank you for the giveaway!

momid5 said...

I am a Jolly subscriber and always enjoy the variety that your designers bring to us. The navy blues and pink in Country Lane seem "just right" for this season; I am looking forward to seeing the new book by Bari also! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!!

deserae said...

I subscribe to the jolly jabber

Nancy said...

Love the jolly jabber and would just love the fat quarters!!! Just thinking about what I could make!!!!

corinne said...

I follow. Would love the fabric to make a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway

Doodlebug Gail said...

I already subscribe to the Jolly Jabber - please enter me in your drawing. FQ bundles are always a good thing!

ledamewood said...

I am already a subscriber. Please enter me in the giveaway

Kim D. said...

I like both Bari J. and Fat Qtr Shop on Facebook. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

Kim D. said...

I'm already a subscriber to the Jolly Jabber. Thanks for the second chance. Love the fabric Bari J. Congrats!!

carolann said...

I subscribe to Jolly Jabber and love all things Bari J!

Penny In Quilting California said...

I love the Jolly Jabber, and would love some fat quarters. Thank you Bari J. and Fat Quarter Shop

Penny said...

I signed up to the Jolly Jabber and liked you both on facebook, please pick me for the giveaway

Penny in Quilting California said...

Had to ask my daughter how to "tweet" does this mean i'm getting old? No just spending more time in sewing room then on computor. I need more fabric, please.

sarahbethe said...

I subscribed! sarahbethe at yahoo.com

Quilary said...

I subscribe to jolly jabber - thanks for the chance to win some lovely,lovely fabric

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a subscriber to Jolly Jabber! Thanks for entering me :-)

badlandsquilts said...

I subscribe to the Jolly Jabber, love this fabric!

sandra said...

I am a follower of Jolly Jabber and I love love, love BariJ's fabric

James-Linda said...

Thanks for sharing such neat fabrics!
I'm a follower of Jolly Jabber!
Blessings,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

pbs said...

Lovely material! Count me in for the contest.

pbs said...

Lovely material! Count me in for the contest.

baukje said...

I hope that I am not too late. I love to win these beautiful, colorful FQ's.

Blah Blah said...

I was inspired to sew when I saw cute childrens' clothing for simple pieces of fabric I saw in the store. I said to myself I can make that and now I do. I can't wait to read your book!