Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Designer Select: MaryJane Butters + GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Designer Tidbits Fabric Giveaway with MaryJane Butters of Moda Fabrics - featuring the Bee My Honey fabric collection

What's that buzz? Bee My Honey by MaryJane Butters for Moda Fabrics just arrived and has been causing quite the buzz around here. This farmgirl-chic collection will stir up some new project ideas and get your head buzzing! Keep reading for a closer look at the collection and a chance to WIN one of MaryJane Butters' Designer Select Bundles!


Q: Tell us a little about the Bee My Honey collection. What were you inspired by?
A: Here’s the buzz: The little guys and girls are disappearing. Vamoose. Puff. Right behind their eight-legged buddies, bees are not all that high on everyone’s list of favorite animals. Puppies, yes. Kittens, sure thing. Owls, absolutely. But bees? The more I’ve learned while working with my bees (and reading the news), I feel the need to help everyone become more fond of the itty-bitty creatures. I mean, they’re working hard for us. If you happen to LIKE fruits and veggies (can’t live off potato chips—although some people try), you should LOVE, not just like, bees.


But you know what they say: You never know what you have until it’s gone. Short of dressing up like Pooh Bear, complete with honey pot atop my head, I didn’t know what to do. So I send people on over to watch the Vanishing of the Bees documentary. There ARE things we can do to entice our bees back, and I was determined to do my part. Plant a bee-friendly garden? Done that. Learn how to be a beekeeper? Check. Design BEE fabric? YES!! Here you go, girlfren. Created with love (and honey).
Q: How did you go about selecting the fabrics for your Bee My Honey Designer Select Bundle?
A: I tried to think like a bee. Bees flitter from color to color and then back home. That seemed to work just fine, given the many different hues of merriment and color and restful shadows found in Bee My Honey.


Q: What design trends are you currently exploring?
A: Burlap is all the rage right now. Once it’s washed and yummy soft, I’m having fun putting it together with delicate, but roughly hewn prints like you see in Bee My Honey.

Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Bee My Honey?
A: Here’s the deal. We care, and we talk, and we hope. And one day, people everywhere will begin to ACT. Beekeeping groups are sprouting up everywhere. I’m using profits from the sales of Bee My Honey to help fund one of them. In the meantime, I have outfitted one of my campers with Bee My Honey curtains and pillows, using the fabric swatches I received early on before the mill printed its first full run.


Q: How do you describe your style and how has it evolved over the years?
A: I’m attracted to two very distinct, couldn’t-be-farther-apart styles. On the one hand, I love frilly, cute, light-hearted, COLORFUL imagery. Kind of like Winnie-the-Pooh meets Farmgirl. On the other hand, I’m drawn to a more modern look that is rugged and full of texture with heartbreaking simplicity and stark imagery that pulls you back in time. Think burlap meets rustic Victorian lace. Bee My Honey is my attempt to combine the two.

*2 Truths and a Lie*
1. Bee My Honey was inspired by one of my queen bees, Matilda.
2. I’m writing a children’s book featuring Matilda.
LIE 3. Matilda has started a dating website, but only organic gardeners are allowed to join.

One of the 3 statements is false. Comment on this post telling me which statement you think is false. Answer correctly and you have a chance to win MaryJane Butters’ Designer Select Fat Quarter Bundle!

UPDATE!Our lucky winner is Susan Stanton! Please email Chelsey@Fatquartershop.com to claim your prize! Thank you all for playing and be sure to buzz on over to the Bee My Honey collection!

616 comments:

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Ashley said...

I would say that the dating website is false... unfortunately ;)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

no to the dating website

Alison said...

The dating website has to be the lie!

Jessica Lutz said...

I'm going to say the dating website is false....Fabric is so cute!!

Bethany M said...

I am going to say number 3 is a lie!

Tracy said...

I think the dating website is the lie!

Karen said...

I'm guessing that #3 is the lie.

Bunny Wilson said...

I love this fabric line! And, I'm going to guess statement 3 is false.

DianeY said...

Since everyone is choosing 3, I'll be different and say 2.

Terri McBride said...

I am going to say number 1 queen bee Matilda is the false one.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I adore this line and commend her efforts to support the bee population! I think 3 is the lie!

fenna said...

going to guess #3

judyf said...

I love Mary Jane & her farm girl chic style! ♥ the colors in this new line! I think the dating website comment is false!

Podunk Pretties said...

Such a cute line of fabric. My guess would me #3 is a lie.

Janet said...

I'm going to guess #2 as the lie. Really lovely fabrics! Thanks for the chance :0)

Heidi said...

haha, maybe Matilda can change the world, but I am not sure it will be with an organic gardeners dating website!

valentinegirl said...

Love this line. hopefully #3 is the lie.....but you never know!

Nupur said...

I would say #3 is false! The prints are gorgeous.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I'll vote for #3 .... although there does seem to be a dating sight for everything these days!!

I really love these fabrics!!!

Sheila said...

I think there is no website. lol. Most excellent post. We should be concerned about out declining bee population.
Beautiful bee fabrics. I hope I win.

Lisa Marie said...

I'll say #3 is the lie.

carla said...

Hi!!! Beautiful fabrics!!! Number 3 is the lie!!!! Thank You

Sharon Eshlaman said...

3 is a false statement

Paula Pickle said...

I would say number three is false, because I cannot imagine limiting a dating website to only organic gardeners! Matilda would miss out on so many lovely people!

Deb said...

I think that #3 would be a lie, but my BIL would probably love something like that. He has bees and I get loads of fresh honey from him. The best!! Just like this fabric!! Wonderful!!

M.W. said...

I think # 3 is false.
Shawn

Jenny said...

3# is a lie :)

Jeanie said...

I'm joining the majority with a #3guess. It's so different that it's probably true! In any case, love the fabric and the great giveaway! Thanks so much!

Mara said...

I see she's not very good with lying, I would say #3

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I'm going with number 3 too.

Sandy said...


Number 3 is false, altho it is not such a bad idea..

RobotMomSews said...

I love this fabric and the ideas behind it! I hate going with the norm, but I'll go with 3 as well.

SIMPLESEW said...

3.

Meghan O'Connor said...

I'd have to say 3 is the false one. I love the bright colors and great cause of this line!

Toni S said...

I would say number 3 is false. I would love to "bee" the winner!

Alina said...

I am sure that #3 is a false statement. Hope I am right and thanks the chance to win the awesome giveaway!

Karin said...

#3 is the lie.

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sofen said...

I think number 3 is false.

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The Unruhs said...

I think #3 is false. Your fabric would make a lovely picnic quilt and love the pairing your fabric with burlap. Could make some really cute pillows or something.

Kathryn said...

I'll guess 3 is false. Lovely theme for fabric.

Hildy said...

#3 sounds too cool to be true!
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Linda said...

Hi, guessing the datiang web site is false!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

joanold said...

I think the dating website is a lie, although it sounds fascinating.

The fabrics are awesome, all in my favourite colours.

tamidug said...

I think the dating website part is not true....and thank you for the opportunity to win some very pretty and fun fabrics!!

Tami
tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

Laurel said...

I think that 3 is false. Love this joyful fabric line!

Afquilt said...

I vote the dating website is false. Love the fabric!

Bons said...

My neighbor is educating us on helping do our part for the bees. Happy to read this about MaryJane. I think #2 regarding the childrens book is the false statement.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'd have to say #3 is false

P Bybee said...

I'd say number 3 is the lie! Although it might be possible, there's farmersonly.com maybe there will be organicfarmersonly.com! haha

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

#3 is false!

Jules said...

As fabulous as it would be if it were true, I'd gave to go with 3 as the lie!

LorY Aymond said...

I would have to say number 3 is false - there is no dating website! Love the fabric and would enjoy working with it.

debby said...

I would say #3. I love the fabric. Will have to get some.

Bryana Jordan said...

#3 is my guess

Anonymous said...

Jan at jcmcenter@msn.com says
#3 is not true.

Kathy MacKie said...

I will say number 3 is false, thanks for the chance to win!

Dena said...

Dating website is false.

kristie said...

I am thinking #1 is the falsehood. It sounds like the "bees" have inspired the line...also #3 is crazy enough to be true!

delaineelliott said...

I think #1 is false. Thanks!

Geni Pickens said...

3 is false

Nancy S said...

I think #3 about the dating website is false.. I love this collection, it takes me to summertime, outside relaxing and hearing the buzzing of bees enjoying it too.

Quilter Kathy said...

I am guessing that #1 is false!

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

Matilda starting a website sounds a little questionable but the fabrics are gorgeous!!!

Mary

Nicole said...

I think #3 is false!

Caren D said...

I think #3 is false

Becky S. said...

Great fabric! I think #3 is the lie.
Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I really enjoyed this interview - thank you! I think the third statement is a lie!

Donna said...

I think a dating website for organic gardeners is a fabulous idea, cuz there aren't very many and they need all the help they can to find that special someone. So, I'm guessing #2 is not the truth. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric!!!

Tracy Kay said...

Unfortunately I think number 3 is false.

Debby said...

I will say #3 is false. Love this line. My name, Debra, means "the bee" in Hebrew and I adore anything with bees on it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan said...

#3, dating website is the false one

Vicki H said...

I think #3 is a lie.

ytsmom said...

I'm pretty sure that Matilda has not started a dating site!!

Crafty Coffin said...

#3 is the lie, though it is fun to think of a bee starting any kind of website!

Kim said...

#3 is false. There are no dating site.

Barbe said...

i think #3 is the lie

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I think #3 is a lie.

Carol said...

I say number 3 is false. Love this cute fabric!

sally said...

Im going with #3 being false.

Afton Warrick said...

#3 is false, but maybe won't bee in the future (pun intended).

see mary stamp said...

Bees seem to be all the buzz lately. What a great post. I'm guessing the dating website statement is false. Fun contest.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'm guessing #3 is false.

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes, I too think #3 is not true? Love, love, bees and honey is my one weakness! Your fabrics are so sweet and would look lovely with burlap..
Maggey

kathy said...

My guess is #3 is false.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

#3 is false

Ashley G. said...

3 is false

Carmen N said...

#3 is false

Myra said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I would say #3 is false.

gailss said...

Well just a guess but think that "dating website" might be false....but who knows!

latanya t said...

#3 is not true

dlatany at gmail dot com

Chiska said...

#3 is False. What a great collection and cause.

Christine M said...

I think #3 is so far out that it has to be true! My guess is #1 is the lie.

Melissa Miller said...

I'm going with #3 as being false. I am so in love with this fabric!

Melanie said...

I'm going to say #3 is a lie
3. Matilda has started a dating website, but only organic gardeners are allowed to join.

Sherryl said...

I, too, will say that #3 is the falsehood. I wish it wasn't though, that would be hilarious! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Beautiful line of fabric!!
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Lynne said...

I say #3 is false. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gotta be the dating website...

Melissa said...

I would definitely say the third comment is false.;) I love your fabric collection and that you are using the proceeds to help the bees and our environment! We all must do our part to make the world a better place!

Linh said...

The third statement is just too funny but it is the false statement.

charlotte said...

Well, the third has to be false. Cute fabrics though!

Catherine said...

This cracks me up! I'm going to go with the dating website.

Sandie said...

I really hope that comment # 3 is the lie! LOL! Would love to win the fabric bundle to play with for things in my new country farm kitchen!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

If #3 isn't the lie, I'd love to see the site! ;)
Thanks for the chance at some beautiful fabric.
Love,
Farmgirl Sister #1253

monica sisk said...

I think that #3 is probably false. I imagine Matilda gets all the dates she can handle already if she is half as cute as the fabric.

Diann said...

I'd guess that #3 is false.

Sunnybec said...

Number 3 is false, at least I hope it is!!

Corrie said...

#3 is false

Rebecca Morgan said...

I would say #3 is false.
The documentary mentioned is a fantastic one and I would also recommend it to anyone!

smoky mountain girl said...

Hmmmmm......I know she's involved in organic, but I would say #3 would be false.

Lisa said...

I think #1 is the lie!

Jessica said...

I didn't know need were disappearing!!! How interesting. I think 3 is the lie;)

Peggy said...

I'd guess #3 as being false.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Booklogged said...

I'm not believing the dating website.

Diane H said...

I'm hoping the dating website is a lie. We do all we can here on our property to protect our precious bees.

helene adby said...

I'm guessing 3 is false altho I love the idea.

Nancy said...

I would say Number 3 in false.

Anonymous said...

Comment Number 3 is the lie even though it would be an interesting dating site.

Kathy Davis said...

Matilda has started a dating website is probably false.
Adorable fabric!
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Carolyn Robinson said...

Will go with number three the dating service being the false. But it's true I Love this Fabric!

KarenOjai said...

I'd say the dating website is probably false. BUT I love the bee fabrics! I LOVE bees and anything about them. My favorite saying is "It is never too late to bee what you were meant to bee!"

KarenOjai@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Number 3 is the lie. Thanks for the giveaway.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Julz said...

Yeh, I'm going with #3 as FALSE! ...and I love these fabrics..beautiful!

Pat V. said...

I, too, will say #3 is false.

Marca said...

Number 2 is the lie. Love ethe fabrics!

Susan Smith said...

I say #3 is false. Hope I win this fabric----love bees!

Rosa said...

I will going with #3 is the lie.

*Tyler* said...

I'm going with 3. Love the fabric my favorite bees. Ones that won't sting :)

kay said...

#3 has got to be false. Thank you for bringing attention to our disappearing bees!

Erin said...

I say number 3 is the lie! And I love the fabrics etc! Great interview!!!

elizabeth Penkert said...

#3 is the lie!
Beautiful fabrics!!!!

Aureas Kitchen said...

I would say that number 3 is false.

Thanks for the chance

Anonymous said...

I'm going with #3 as false - although it sounds like fun! VermontPines at aol dot com

Michele T said...

I am guessing that #3 is not true! Nice try for Matilda!! I'd love to see your children's book!!

Diane N said...

I think #3 is false

Sarah G said...

I'd have to say that #3 is false.

Thank you for hosting a give-away!
Sarah G
sarahmon90(at)gmail(dot)com

Staci said...

#3 is false, although very charming to think about. And speaking of Charming--this fabric is it!

Katherine said...

#3 is false. :o)

What a sweet fabric line! Thanks for the chance to win and for a fun interview with MaryJane Butters.

Erica Toole said...

I'm going to go with the dating website is false. Love this fabric and even more so now that I know why Mary Jan Butters designed it. Thanks for a chance to win.

tpott said...

I'm guessing #3 is a lie. ;->

Abbie @ Rosewill Arts said...

I would say the lie is #3, the dating website!

Amanda Best said...

#3 is the lie, I would imagine! Love the whole line of fabric!
my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

Anonymous said...

#3- dating site is the lie. Thanks for the chance.

Carol said...

I would say #3 is false!

Judy Snider said...

Number 3 is false. My nephew keeps bees and we have learned alot about them over the years. Cute fabric!!

mommasquilts said...

#3 - the dating site must be the lie! Would love to win this fabric - love it!

PK Sews said...

I'm guessing #3 would be a lie. Although such a website might be a good idea. Thanks for the chance to win. I love this eclectic fabric!

Laura B said...

I guess #3 (dating website) is a lie.

Debbie said...

False to dating web site. I collect bee fabric. Waiting on the perfect pattern to buzz along!

Arob5 said...

It must be that she did not start a dating website!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

A dating site only for organic farmers?! Has to be false!

selleck said...

I think three is false - Matilda has started a dating website, but only organic gardeners are allowed to join

Judy said...

My guess is that the dating website is false.

Janan said...

I really doubt the dating website!
Love the bee fabric!

Carrie P. said...

#3 is false.
love these fabrics

Marta said...

The dating website is hilarious!! But false, I'm afraid.

Marty Button said...

I am guessing #1 is false although there is a wonderful musical in NY about a queen bee named Matilda. I am new to quilting and I love this fabric collection.

scottylover said...

My guess is #3 is the lie.
Sandy A

Miss Jean said...

I'm guessing #3 is false.

Janice said...

I would guess that 3 is a falsehood, but the thought of bees online dating makes me giggle.

Beth Beal @ Old Cedar Knoll Farm said...

I would say that Matilda is not starting a dating site. Love the fabric and the story behind the fabric.

Rebecca Litchfield said...

I think number 3- the dating website is false.

Joan H. said...

I think No.3 is false

Kelli said...

I'm gonna venture to say numero 3 is false. Just a hunch...

Allison C said...

I'm guessing 3

debkelley said...

3 is false - no dating website!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I believe statement number three is false.

Liz Rehrauer said...

I don't believe in daring sites. I hope Mathilda doesn't either.

Lynn Wilson said...

I think it would be number 3, but I've been fooled when I played this game before. Love your fabric line.

Joyful Quilter said...

Three is false ;o)

JoyceLM said...

I'm hoping #3 is false. Thanks.

Cara said...

I think #2 is false...even Matilda the bee needs a few good men haha

Emily C said...

Normally I go with the majority, but I have seen people make websites and facebook pages for their dog.
I think #2 is false. Just because you love designing, doesn't mean you want to write.

Monica said...

I think 3 is false

Janarama said...

I think #3 is the false statement.

Melody said...

The truth is my adorable tiny little poodle is named Matilda. One and two are also true so three must bee the lie... buzz...buzz

Kristine said...

I'm guessing #1 is false.

Mama Said Sew said...

I think number 3 is the lie. As Queen Bee, Matilda couldn't possibly have time to run a dating website!

Lynette Root said...

I hope #3 is false. Love the fabrics!

OhioLori said...

Ooooooh my goodness! lol Definitely agree,,,#3 is the Lie!! Yowie!!!

JaneB said...

I'm going to become a bee keeper, I need those little fellows in my garden so I can have the bounty that they provide. I am sure Matilda does not need a dating website! That one is the false answer. I would be totally over the moon to win this bundle. Thanks for the chance.

shayshap said...

#3 the dating website is false.

thanks, kathy

Barbara O. said...

I'd say no. 3 is false. Thanks for the chance!

susant said...

I would have to say item 3 on the dating is not true. But I would love to win this fabric for the leader of our quilt group who calls herself the Bee Keeper of our quilting group she is amazing and she is a true bee keeper in keeping us together and teaching us new things.

Judy H. said...

I'd guess number 3 is the lie. The book sounds fun!

B. J. Woodlee said...

I believe #3 is a lie. Love this line of fabric. My baby brother is a beekeeper. I can see a new quilt for him!

Jan said...

#3 is false about a dating website.

Rhonda Best said...

I think that #3 (Matilda has started a dating website, but only organic gardeners are allowed to join.) is the lie.
Thanks for the chance.
mtmom57@gmail.com

Siobhán said...

Number three is the false statement. I LOOOOOOVE this new line!

martha cook said...

My guess is number 3. Lovely prints.
martha.cook51@gmail.com

GranChris said...

I will say 3 although I know she is passionate about organic gardening.

Dianne W said...

I think number 3 is false.how cute is this range of fabric!

Marina said...

Statement no. 3, about the dating website is a LIE!

Robin C said...

The dating website

Nancy said...

I'm guessing #3 is false.

Theresa said...

I think #3 is false...

Bonnie said...

<3 this fabric!
"3. Matilda has started a dating website, but only organic gardeners are allowed to join." Ha, ha, bet this is wrong:/

karin marks said...

#3 is false.

Kelly said...

I would say #3 is false, haha. Love this new collection!

annemarie said...

I guess number 3.

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