Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Project Announcement + Fat Quarter Shop GIVEAWAY!!!

This is going to be a month full of colorful fun!!! 
Are you ready??? Hope so!

Our fabulous sponsor the Fat Quarter Shop is helping us make it even better!
See this...

Yes, this incredible Funky Monkey fat quarter bundle arrived in my mail this week to help with our monthly project. And these fun prints are going to be just perfect!
Wanna know what the project is?
OK!!! For June's Monthly Project, we're going to make Activity/Coloring Tote Bags! Fun right? I sure think so! These bags are another easy to sew item perfect for donation because there are so many ways to give back with them. We'll be delivering ours to the local Children's Hospital to be given to patients there.
They would also be perfect for relief and homeless shelters, gifts for adoptive parents traveling to bring their children home, centers that serve children in need or foster children. I haven't met a kid yet that doesn't enjoy coloring, and these handy totes will have them ready to take the fun anywhere they go!

And since I am working with these playful fat quarters, I found the perfect FREE tutorial to help me get it done, the Fat Quarter Coloring Book and Crayon Tote from

And if you're feeling especially playful and creative, this Crayon Monster Art Tote from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! is sure to bring big smiles!

I also wanted to include a list of free tutorials for Crayon Rolls, another simple sewing project, which would be just as much fun paired with a coloring book. These are all similar but different enough that you can pick your favorite.

Oh yea, I did say there was a GIVEAWAY in the title didn't I??? 
Well, get this....there's actually 2!
The amazingly generous Fat Quarter Shop didn't leave you all out! OH NO! They have offered to give 2 Hopeful Threads readers a $50 Gift Certificate to their store! WOAH!!!! Isn't that fabulous??? You could get your own bundle of fabric goodness!
You want to know how to get entered now don't you? I knew you would!
The last several giveaways we've done around here have been pretty simple, just leave a comment kind of giveaways. Well, considering that these are pretty significant prizes, I don't think it too much to ask for a little more. :) So here it is...

Pick one of the monthly projects that has been highlighted on Hopeful Threads from the list below. Make it. Take a picture of it and post it in our Member's Projects album on flickr, telling us in the description where or to whom it was donated. (It must be donated to fulfill a need, not made for your kid's birthday...although, if you're sewing for your kid, it's the perfect time to just make 2 of whatever you're working on and donate the other!)

 2011 Projects

The giveaway is open to EVERYONE, worldwide! 
You have until June 30th to get entered. Oh yea, and this is your panel of tough, distinguished judges...

My children, ages 4-11. They will each pick their favorite contribution and then we will randomly draw 2 of those names from a hat to be our gift certificate winners. :)
So there you have it! 
Get Sewing! Take a Photo! Give your creation to someone in need! Get entered for your chance at one of two $50 Gift Certificates from the Fat Quarter Shop!
I told you it was going to be fun! :)
Thank you Fat Quarter Shop team for your kindness and generosity, Hopeful Threads thinks you ROCK!

Another chance to bless and be blessed!

p.s. You can always email me your pics/descriptions to be added to flickr if that is easier too. :)


Unknown said...

This is both a fabulous giveaway and community giving project. I'm terrible at remembering to take pictures so I'll have to put something new together to submit. Wonderful contest qualification idea!

More Kids 4 Me said...

LOVE your judges!!! :):)

Anonymous said...

Well, I am sending two lap quilts to children in Hawaii this honor of my friend who lost her son in November, not even 2 years old, to cancer. She lives in Hawaii...and I thought it fitting to mail them to her for the hospital where he received care. I know they don't count for your giveaway...which is fine, I don't really need anything, but it's nice to be able to give. =) Thanks for encouraging people to do so!

Suzanne said...

Thanks sew much for such a great giveaway idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Adelaide is putting one of her plushies frogs in a shoe box for Samaritian's Purse Christmas boxes.
Emailing you the photo.

Unknown said...

This is awesome! I am so glad that I found your blog! I am joining in! Thank you for this opportunity. I was just thinking that I wish there was more that I could do but did not know what it would be.

Kristy said...

So happy to have you find Hopeful Threads too! Hope you enjoy what you see and just let me know if you have any questions or suggestions along the way! Again, welcome! :)

Erin said...

This is such a neat idea! I made pillowcases for my boys and then found your blog. Since I had so much fun with theirs, I made more to donate to the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. I was able to get a couple done in the last 2 days. Thank you for all you do! I am emailing you the picture of the pillowcases I made. :)

Kristy said...

Giveaway closed for entrants, finalists have been announced. Thanks for playing along! It's been a lot of fun!!!

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