Tuesday, February 19

I live in a Happy Town!

That's right! I live in a Happy Town.........Henderson, MN!  And so when I saw Jacquelynne's fabric line called "Happy Town"it just made me smile! The fabric reminded me of a project I made for my son many years ago, and then one for my grandson where they played with their cars and trucks. Jacquelynne shared some of her fabrics and I'm also going to share some of them with one of you. I have a panel for me..........and one for a lucky winner! Keep reading and you might be the winner of this panel.............

In addition to the panel, there will be a few fabrics from this bundle that she included with the panel. Jacquelynne's fabrics are from Henry Glass and I love feel, the "hand" of the fabrics. Always soft yet firm and so nice to sew! Check out this link for free patterns for the "Happy Town" fabrics......
Those fabrics are so colorful and fun!! I have plans for at least five projects ...... a little something for my daughter's daycare center and four little items for three nieces and one nephew who loves buses and cars. The first project is going to use the panel and some charm squares. I set up my GO! baby and started cutting charm squares.........
In the photo below, Jacquelynne added a striped border but I have something planned with the charm squares and some smaller squares.  I'll be working on it the next few days and will share next week. Going to be cold and snowy here so what better weather can you have for sewing?!!
Here are some details on the "Happy Town" fabric line..........
If you go here, you can see a color card of the entire line. All royalties from the sales of this fabric line will be donated to Quilts for Kids (QuiltsForKids.org). Plus, there is a contest for making something with the "Happy Town" fabrics. Any quilts entered in the contest will be donated to hospitalized children through Quilts for Kids, and the winning quilts will be displayed at International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon in May. The top prize is $500 cash, second prize is $250 cash, and there is a special category for quilters under age 16.  The contest rules are here. If you want to purchase the fabrics, you'll find them at the Fat*Quarter*Shop. And now............if you would like a chance to win the panel and a bundle of fabrics so that you can create your own quilt, then here is what you have to do..............
Just tell me what Happy Town you grew up in! I grew up in Lehigh, Iowa and it is my favorite little Happy Town!  Leave your name and the Happy Town where you grew up and then on Sunday evening, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. CST, I'll have my Random Number Man draw the lucky winner. Good luck!
I'll be stitching and will be back soon..........
Sandi
 
 

34 comments:

JJ said...

I grew up in lots of towns but the one I liked the best was Huntsville Alabama.

Judy1522 said...

I did not grow up in a town. I grew up on an island just outside of Portland Oregon and still live near there. I do like Portland so for me it is a Happy town.

dortha said...

I grew up in Jacksonville, Arkansas. A happy place in the 60's.

Kate said...

Beautiful fabric, Sandi.
I grew up in Rivers, Manitoba and have wonderful memories from there.

Grandma M said...

I grew up near Carman, Manitoba. Still love to go back to visit.

lynaeve said...

my name is maria and I grew up in wilburton oklahoma. Thanks for the chance

DebrafromMD said...

I lived in many places while growing up, so my, so my happy town is Severn, Maryland where I currently live.

Beth said...

I grew up moving wherever the Navy sent up. I think my favorite town...Pearl City, Hawaii. Just up the coast from Pearl Harbor.
The fabric is adorable. Wondering what you will do with it????

Diane Wild said...

I always say I grew up in Northfield, MN but I never lived in town. Then, again, have I grown up yet? Northfield is famous for the defeat of the Jesse James gang so I suppose you could say it's a happy town. Thanks for the chance to win this new line of fabric. I have an idea for it, also.

Needled Mom said...

I'm looking forward to playing with those fabrics too. Aren't they fun? My Happy Town would have to be Jesup, Iowa.

Laurel said...

Oh, I love this panel so much. Would love to make this quilt and add a bunch of matchbox cars for my grandson's upcoming 3rd birthday present. I grew up in a happy town with a pretty sweet name, Sugar City, Idaho.

annemarie said...

I grew up in a little happy Minnesota town called Mazeppa - the village in the valley! It was truly a happy town. My three little grandsons would love this fabric - I can just picture them with their little cars having a happy time playing.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I grew up in a happy little town called Leamington in Utah. It was a great place to growup helped along with two wonderful parents. Thanks for the chance on this panel.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

As a Air Force Brat, I grew up in many towns....the last was Perrin A
FB which is no longer a base. We had everything....library, ceramic shop, bowling, rifle range,teenage club, swimming pools with very cute lifeguards, rec area on Lake Texhoma with skiing, swimming, fishing...you name it. I was 8-14 while I lived here. It was near Sherman, Texas

Sarah or Semmy said...

Oh how cute a panel! My Gr. Grandsons would love this as they really like the movie Cars and toy cars, trucks, trains, or any thing that represents a motorized vehicle. My home town Lawton OK. Thnks for a chance to a great give away. Sarah

Debbie said...

Looks like fun fabric, Sandi! Thank you and to Jacquelynne. I grew up in Elizabeth, NJ!

Diana said...

I grew up in a "happy town" named Colonie, NY. We had a great childhood. This Happy Town fabric would make a great quilt for my grandson, add a few match box cars and a great gift from GM.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Marsha said...

What wonderful fabrics, I have grandsons who would love to play with their cars on a quilt! I grew up in Gibson City, IL. I didn't appreciate it when I was growing up there as I do in memories I have now!

Heide said...

I grew up in Los Angeles right near the CBS studio. Farmers Market was just down the street. Spent many happy hours perusing the little shops there. Love that fabric! Was hoping to find it on the San Diego Shop Hop in a couple of weeks. Would love to win it!

rag55 said...

As an Army brat, i have grown up in lots of places, but i think my favorite town was Ft. Sill/Lawton, Okla.

Pam said...

I was born and grew up in a (then) small village, Buxton, in Norfolk UK.I had a wonderful childhood and my memories will be with me forever.

Lisa Marie said...

I grew up in Allison Park, PA which wasn't really a town but rather one of many suburbs of Pittsburgh. It was a nice place to grow up -- friendly, safe, good schools and with all the advantages of a big city nearby.

magicthimblecreations said...

I grew up in the town of Griffith, IN. I lived at the edge of town and didn't have many neighbors, so I learned how to entertain myself. I think that is why I sew, do crafts, cook, garden, can etc. I feel like I had a perfect childhood and still have great memories of school, neighbors,friends and family.

ELEANOR said...

Hi, my name is Eleanor, I've lived many places since my husbands retired Air Force, but I GREW UP IN A little village in Ontario Canada called Cookstown, it will always be my HAPPY TOWN!!!!!!!!

pam said...

I grew up and still live in Valmeyer, Il. The original town was a total loss in the Flood of 93 but was rebuilt on higher ground. It isn't quite the same but I love it here.
Thank you for the chance to win.
pam

Jan said...

I grew up in Enid, OK and now live in MN. Today it looks like we live in a snowball. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Debi said...

I grew up in Fort Worth Texas, and I would love to win these. Thanks for the opportunity.

Belinda said...

Cute Fabric!

I grew up in Carmichael, California!

Quilt n Queen said...

I grew up in Waterloo Ontario Canada. I lived there until I got married. I've been married for almost 43 years and have moved 13 times...and I will be moving back to Waterloo within the next year or so...back to Happy Town, where my grandones live. Thanks for the chance Sandi...I have plans to make a few quilt for the contest. Happy stitching, Pauline

Pat said...

My hometown is Chestertown, Maryland. I'll be returning there tomorrow to visit my 88 year old Dad. This is such cute fabric and I'd love to make a quilt for my 3 year old grandson to use with his McQueen and Mater cars!

barbara woods said...

still here summerville ga.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in 2 towns near Henderson...New Ulm and Springfield, MN. They are both happy towns.

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nanette Merrill said...

really a cute fabric and wonderful project. happy town for a happy person. I grew up in reading, pa which i considered very happy as a child but has terrible crime now, which is very sad. I still read news from reading online. I wish I could help change it back.

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