What a great blog tour of all the states American Brand fabrics is putting on. AMB is giving away a fat quarter bundle to one lucky reader of each blog. I have drawn #151 - Patsy Wilkerson who said,
"Love your block! Giddy-up!!, lots of onteresting facts on Kentucky." Patsy, please send me your mailing address so I can forward your information to the folks at Clothworks who will be sending your fat quarter bundle along.
The second giveaway is a charm pack of these fabrics, minus the white, since I used all of it in my block. It will also include these Kentucky goodies I picked up just for this giveaway. The horseshoe was worn by a horse that ran at Churchill Downs. And the bourbon is from the distillery in Clermont that I am a descendant of.
I drew #16 - Dorian, "what a great license plate! and fun interesting facts. Thanks for being part of the blog hop." I will be sending yours along shortly!
I will be adding my pattern soon. Come back in a day or two to see it! Thanks everyone for visiting me along the way and please continue the journey through the other states.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Today is my day for the American Made Brand blog tour. I am so excited and honored to be representing Kentucky. I was born and raised here. I have lived in a few different states and in Germany twice, but I live in the same neighborhood I grew up in now. Our youngest daughter lives down the street and our oldest one is moving two houses down in a few weeks. We love it here and can't imagine making our home any where else.
Kentucky has so much to offer and is such a beautiful state. Nearly 95% of the world's bourbon is made in Kentucky. My maiden name is Beam, so you can be sure that I know this first hand.
Colonel Sanders was a real person and he developed his famous recipe for KFC in Corbin, KY.
The Corvette is produced in Bowling Green, KY. Recently, there was a giant sinkhole in their museum, which engulfed eight vintage Corvettes. They have all been recovered and the museum is considering making the sinkhole a permanent part of the museum.
Mammoth Cave is the largest cave system in the world. And the U.S.'s second oldest tourist attraction only behind Niagara Falls.
The Louisville Slugger baseball bat is produced right here in Louisville. It is home to the world's largest bat.
Kentucky is home to the world's largest fireworks display. Thunder Over Louisville kicks off the Kentucky Derby festival each year. More than five times the crowd for the Derby attends Thunder each year.
The Kentucky Derby is "the fastest two minutes in sports". It is the first leg of the Triple Crown. People from all over the world come to see the horse race. Women in hats are everywhere. And the infield crowd is there for a great time.
This brings me to my quilt block. I chose the dark aqua color for the state because it represents bluegrass. The horse is my simplified version of the great horse race. I added the year the state came into the union at the bottom of the plate.
Don't forget to visit all the other bloggers and be sure to visit today's other blogger, my neighbor, Tennessee's page. http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/
And now for the fun part - two giveaways!
AMB is giving away a fat quarter bundle of their wonderful cotton solids. These beautiful fabrics are amazingly vibrant and fantastic to work with.
This giveaway is open to everyone in the United States. To enter just leave a comment on my blog. For an extra chance to win just follow me. Make sure I can contact you! For a second giveaway, I will be giving away a charm pack of these beautiful colors not including white, since I used all of it making my license plate. I'll be adding a few personal goodies from Kentucky. I will draw the winning entry on Saturday.
And make sure to check out all the other blogs along the way. Be sure to check back after all the blocks are made to see the finished quilt.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
I am so excited to be part of this amazing tour sponsored by American Made Brands. Every day for the next 25 days two bloggers from across the country will be sharing their state's license plate designed by them using only AMB fabrics. These license plates will be forwarded to the company and made into a quilt with all the blocks. So you can travel the country from the comfort of your home without spending a dime on the gas. It doesn't get any better than that. Come back here on the 28th to see my block of Kentucky.
|Day 1||19-May||Delaware||Dec. 7, 1787||Blue Striped Room|
|19-May||Pennsylvania||Dec. 12, 1787||Cherry Lynch Quilts|
|Day 2||20-May||Georgia||Jan. 2, 1788||Butterfly Threads Quilting|
|20-May||Idaho||July 3, 1890||Taffy Talk|
|Day 3||21-May||Connecticut||Jan. 9, 1788||Jump Cut Arts|
|21-May||Massachusetts||Feb. 6, 1788||A Quilting Jewel|
|Day 4||22-May||Maryland||Apr. 28, 1788||Spring Water Designs|
|22-May||South Carolina||May 23, 1788||The Crafty Quilter’s Closet|
|Day 5||23-May||New Hampshire||June 21, 1788||Park Hill Farm|
|23-May||Virginia||June 25, 1788||Pat Sloan’s Blog|
|Day 6||26-May||New York||July 26, 1788||Quilts from my Crayon Box|
|26-May||North Carolina||Nov. 21, 1789||A Stitch in Time|
|Day 7||27-May||Rhode Island||May 29, 1790||Seaside Stitches|
|27-May||Vermont||Mar. 4, 1791||Quilter in Motion|
|Day 8||28-May||Kentucky||June 1, 1792||Simply Sandy|
|28-May||Tennessee||June 1, 1796||Confessions of a Fabric Addict|
|Day 9||29-May||Ohio||Mar. 1, 1803||Olive and Ollie|
|29-May||Louisiana||Apr. 30, 1812||Fleur de Lis Quilts|
|Day 10||30-May||Indiana||Dec. 11, 1816||No Hats in the House|
|30-May||Mississippi||Dec. 10, 1817||Life as a Quilter|
|Day 11||2-Jun||Illinois||Dec. 3, 1818||A Sentimental Quilter|
|2-Jun||Alabama||Dec. 14, 1819||Green Quilts|
|Day 12||3-Jun||Maine||Mar. 15, 1820||Quilts of Love|
|3-Jun||Missouri||Aug. 10, 1821||42 Quilts|
|Day 13||4-Jun||Arkansas||June 15, 1836||Sew at Home on Pine Ridge|
|4-Jun||Michigan||Jan. 26, 1837||Crafty Blossom|
|Day 14||5-Jun||Florida||Mar. 3, 1845||Flourishing Palms|
|5-Jun||Texas||Dec. 29, 1845||The Caffeinated Quilter|
|Day 15||6-Jun||Iowa||Dec. 28, 1846||Kindred Quilts|
|6-Jun||Wisconsin||May 29, 1848||Freshly Pieced|
|Day 16||9-Jun||California||Sept. 9, 1850||Cali Quilter|
|9-Jun||Minnesota||May 11, 1858||The Curious Quilter|
|Day 17||10-Jun||Oregon||Feb. 14, 1859||Sew Mama Sew|
|10-Jun||Kansas||Jan. 29, 1861||Lilac Lane|
|Day 18||11-Jun||West Virginia||June 20, 1863||Coop Crafts|
|11-Jun||Nevada||Oct. 31, 1864||Inventive Denim|
|Day 19||12-Jun||Nebraska||Mar. 1, 1867||Renaissance Sandi|
|12-Jun||Colorado||Aug. 1, 1876||Sew Incredibly Crazy|
|Day 20||13-Jun||North Dakota||Nov. 2, 1889||Terri Stegmiller Art Quilts|
|13-Jun||South Dakota||Nov. 2, 1889||Moneik Quilts|
|Day 21||16-Jun||Montana||Nov. 8, 1889||Why Knot Kwilt|
|16-Jun||Washington||Nov. 11, 1889||Bloomin’ Workshop|
|Day 22||17-Jun||New Jersey||Dec. 18, 1787||Studio 78 Notes|
|17-Jun||Wyoming||July 10, 1890||Excessive Compulsive Sewing|
|Day 23||18-Jun||Utah||Jan. 4, 1896||Fireball Quilts|
|18-Jun||Oklahoma||Nov. 16, 1907||Hollyhock Quilts|
|Day 24||19-Jun||New Mexico||Jan. 6, 1912||Dora Quilts|
|19-Jun||Arizona||Feb. 14, 1912||So Many Quilts, So Little Time|
|Day 25||20-Jun||Alaska||Jan. 3, 1959||Quilt As You Go|
|20-Jun||Hawaii||Aug. 21, 1959||Barbara Bieraugel Designs|
Monday, May 12, 2014
There's a fabric company called American Made Brand. They are a division of Clothworks.
The great thing about AMB is that not only is fabric American made, but the cotton used to make the fabric is grown here, too.
I was contacted by them a little while ago and asked if I would participate in their blog tour. You can't imagine how honored I feel to be asked to join the likes of so many amazingly talented quilters. Someone from each of the 50 states will be making a license plate of their state. Of course my state is Kentucky. You will be able to sit back and enjoy a trip across the country from the comfort of your recliner. Think of all the gas you will save.
Two quilters each day will be blogging about their license plate. We will be sending our quilt blocks along to the company where they will be sewn together into a beautiful quilt.
There will be a give away from each blogger with a fat quarter bundle from AMB of eight of their beautiful solids.
Stayed tuned. I'll be adding a link to all the blogs.