February 23, 2017

Blog Anniversary and Giveaway


[Giveaway Closed!]

This month I am celebrating four years of blogging as Pieced Brain! I have gotten to know so many wonderful people, have enjoyed sharing my projects and tutorials and, most of all, have been touched by so many of you.

Let's celebrate your welcoming me to the virtual quilting community with a fun giveaway:

A book and some fabric! The Farmer's Wife 1930 Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird (includes CD with templates), and two yards of digitally printed fabric by Hawthorne Threads, all courtesy of my quilting friend Deb.


These prints are sooooo cool (It is snowing outside so these are the best pics I can send you!). All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you like about quilting blogs. If you are a noreply blogger, leave your email like this - soandsoatclouddotnet - so you don't get spammed. For an additional chance, let me know how you follow this blog in a separate comment.

Winner will be announce on Monday, February 27.

Thank you for four wonderful years!



149 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

I love blogs for the wonderful kind and encouraging friends we meet along the way. Quilters are the best!

The Thompsons said...

I just like to hear people's quilting journey and get to know them as they quilt. :)

apple blossom said...

I love getting inspiration from others by viewing their blogs

Bonnie58 said...

I love all of the inspiration blogs provide. thanks for sharing.

Hilachas said...

I like all of the new ideas I get from reading other's blogs. There's a world of information out there. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

Angie in SoCal said...

Happy Anniversary!

Pam McDonald said...

Quilting bloggers are how I have learned a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to sewing and piecing easier. Happy Anniversary!

Pam McDonald said...

I follow your blog through email. Just the name Pieced Brain makes me smile :)

Kris said...

Congratulations on 4 years. I love blogs because they give a personal glimpse into and behind the quilts that are made or the tutorials given. I feel like a friend to those that blog. Instagram is great for instant gratification but it really says nothing much about the person(s) behind the making and that is the most enjoyable part of quilting besides making things myself.

Kris said...

I follow by newsletter

OhioLori said...

I looooove Blogs...mostly because it is like visiting with a special friend, Love learning new ideas,& patterns/Tutorials,etc etc. I don't do the FB, Instagram etc stuff.. Blogs are my Favorite spots.

Happy Blogiversary!! & Thank you for chance to win your Super fun Give-a-way too!! :D

hamudale said...

Happy anniversary!!
I love to see the finished products. Such an inspiration.
:)

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. It's awesome to celebrate the milestone in such a Generous way! I follow your blog via email.

Kristine said...

Congratulations! I like blogs for in depth tutorials and tips. If I have a question or want to get better at a particular skill, I always go to the blogs first and I'm sure I'll find someone that does it like a pro. Thanks for your constant inspiration!

Martina said...

Congratulations! I love blogs, because this is for me like a quilters circle. Lots of encouragements, challenges, help and new virtuel friends, as I have no quilty friends close by!

Kristine said...

I follow via your newsletter and on instragram

MoeWest said...

Happy anniversary! I love quilting blogs for the inspiration, the learning opportunities and the fun of seeing what others are creating. Thanks for the giveaway.

Martina said...

I am a follower via bloglovin nd it is fun and inspiring to read our blog!
Hugs Martina

MoeWest said...

I'm following you with bloglovin.

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise! I treat myself daily to some inspiring blogs:).
Thanks for the chance to win.
Sharon srblack525atyahoodotcom

GranChris said...

I like learning new tricks, fresh patterns, lots of great fabric and fun people. Please no politics. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Laura said...

I love blogs for their inspiration, insight and a sense of community.

Laura said...

I follow by email and am so glad that I do.

Lori said...

I follow you on email

Andrea York said...

Happy Anniversary! Many more!
I love the inspiration and tutorials-lots of fun.

Lori said...

I like following blogs because of the inspiration and tips and tutorials

Jen said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! I love quilting blogs for the community and the inspiration and support. The quilt blogging community is so friendly and encouraging. I just love chatting with all of the other quilt bloggers across the world. Thanks for the giveaway!

vicki said...

Oh,the reason I like blogs... Well,I find inspiration and help when I need it. Also, all of the drool worthy quilts! Thanks for the great giveaway and congratulations! vickise at gmail dot com

Jen said...

I follow you via my Blogger reader.

Gill said...

Congratulations!
I love blogs for inspiration and encouragement!

Gill said...

Email follower!

vicki said...

I follow you via email. The name of your blog makes me giggle because some days I do feel like I have a pieced brain! Lol Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

Terry said...

I follow you by email and by Bloglovin. I love following blogs because it nice to see what everyone is working on, for new ideas, and of course, the blog hope and BOM,s

Lisa said...

I like the inspiration but I also like the tutorials.

Sandra said...

I just love quilting blogs. There is so much inspiration as well as quilting tutorials. It is like your own private library to the quilting world. So much to learn and so much to learn. There is nothing more special to see than these blogs. It is yours every day. Thank you for the chance to become a winner. Quilting and fabric. Can't go wrong with this giveaway.

crazydazy said...

Great giveaway....love blogs for new ideas and inspiration. Happy Anniversary

Lyndsey said...

I love reading blogs for the pleasure of the fabric and quilting eye candy, the ideas, inspiration, tips, encouragement and support and tutorials. What's not to like and enjoy on a quilting blog?

Lyndsey said...

I follow you on my blogger reader.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love the tips and tutorials, and seeing what everyone works on

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow via GFC

Quilting Tangent said...

I'm not a member of a guild. All the blogs are my guild. They connect me to the quilting world. Love seeing all the projects, tips and tutorials. Giveaways and hops are such fun. Congratulations on 4 years! 24Tangent@gmail.com

Cheryl Hammond said...

I appreciate all the tips shared on your blog, and want to congratulate you on four wonderful years!

Libby said...

I find inspiration in quilting blogs, including tips and tutorials and what's going on in the quilting world, new fabric, new designs...and I'm always learning something new. Thanks for all you do !!!!


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Libby said...

I follow you via email !!!

libbyblaha@yahoo.com

Tricia said...

Quilting blogs are inspiring to me. I have a difficult time finishing quilts so I like to look at people who have actually finished some. ;)

Tricia said...

I follow you in instagram! triciakrn

Beth said...

I like quilting blogs for step by step instructions AND for inspiration. I also love when bloggers share a bit of their non-quilting life so I feel like a real person is out there!

Beth said...

I follow you by email - always a happy sight in my inbox!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I love meeting friends and seeing new ideas. Thanks for the chance to win

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I follow you through email

Anonymous said...

I love quilting blogs for the inspiration! Also, to see that pretty much everyone has some UFOs!

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Anonymous said...

I follow you by email!

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juliehallfeldhaus said...

Love the fabric! Thanks for a chance to win a great prize:)

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I follow by email!

Rina Mason said...

Congratulations on your four year anniversary, here's to the upcoming five year one! I like blogs for the information that other quilters bring to us. Little snippets of their lives, tips, projects, links, successes and even the not so successful tries. Each blog and the person behind it adds to the feeling that we all have something in common and can cheer each other on while sharing ideas.

Nancy said...

I love reading blogs for the inspiration, new stuff, tutorials,

Rina Mason said...

I follow you via email.

Nancy said...

I follow via email

jeifner said...

I like the more in depth, fuller, longer stories behind people's makes and lives. And I follow by your mailing list

PJ said...

Love reading your blog. I get inspired with new ideas and love the stories.

PJ said...

I follow your blog by email.

minibea12 said...

I love quilting blogs! I have learned so much reading and watching tutorials.
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

minibea12 said...

Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender & e-mail subscriber.
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Mary Ellen said...

I like blogs ,because they reach so many people and they supply so much information and video one should never run out of ideas on anything you wish to do.

Lee said...

Happy blogaversary! I love blogs for the inspiration and relaxation! Always good to see what others are working on and get tips! thanks!!

Lee said...

I follow with bloglovn

quilter said...

I am disabled, mostly homebound, but still sewing. The blogs make me feel a part of the quilting community, thanks. garvey56atgmaildotcom

Chiska said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love quilting blogs for inspiration and to see fabric lines that are available.

Kathy H said...

I love reading blogs because of the tutorials and new ideas. I also feel encouraged by what I read.

Kathy H said...

I follow by email.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I follow by email.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Why do I love quilting -- let me count the ways. It allows me to be creative. It allows me to express love to family and friends. It reminds me of family and the quilts made by them that I slept under as I grew up. I love the colors, designs, and texture. I love the comfort and warmth they bring. Oh bother -- I just reread the question. So I will answer that, but I am going to leave the 1st part because it is true. I enjoy quilting blogs because of all I learn and because of the inspiration they give me.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging! Wonderful success. I follow via email and feedly.

Nancy said...

Thank you for your generosity with this giveaway, Denise. Quilt blogs are such a wonderful way to learn what others are doing, to meeting and (virtually) interact with other quilters, not to mention the tutorials that quilters so willingly share -- all reasons why I love quilt blogs.

Beth Strand said...

I love the sense of community and connection as well as the inspiration. I work two jobs and don't get time to hang out with other quilters much so this is my way of feeling connected. Bethastrand@gmail.com

Linda said...

The Inspiration most of all! Love their hints,reviews of new products,mistakes,friendships! Such a nice giveaway Thank You for sharing, msstitcher1214atgmaildotcom

Linda Nelson said...

I love seeing what others are doing...color choices, patterns, etc.

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Gloria Cotten said...

I am inspired by both the experiences and the work of other quilters. Seeing how a finished quilt can vary so widely with fabric and color choices is exciting amd encourages my creativity. I also LOVE the super people I meet through blogs! cottendotgloriaatgmaildotcom

Gloria Cotten said...

I follow you on Bloglovin and through email.I don't want to miss anything! I love giveaways too! cottendotgloriaatgmaildotcom

Eliane said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging! I follow you on email.

Sewgirl said...

Congratulations to you. I love all the wonderful information that is shared in blogs. It's a good way for me to learn about what's new in the industry as well as new techniques and view many beautiful quilts.

Sewgirl said...

I follow via email!

tpott said...

Congratulations! 4 years goes by so quickly, I hope you have many more. I don't belong to a guild, so reading blogs is how I get together with friends I haven't met yet. I love the photos and learning about their process and their creativity.

tpott said...

I follow through Bloglovin! Yea!!!

tpott said...

I also follow through email! Double yay!!!

Deb C said...

I love getting ideas!

Betsy said...

I love learning about new patterns,ideas and fabrics

Lisa Marie said...

I am inspired by seeing projects, fabrics, patterns, etc. Tutorials are wonderful too!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog via GFC and email.

Just Quilt It said...

I love quilting blogs,because I learn so much from other quilters! Thanks for the giveaway!

Just Quilt It said...

I follow you via e-mail.

Michele T said...

i just love the inspiration, project ideas, tips, and incredible information I gather from quilt blogs!

Brenda said...

I love reading blogs because I always get inspired in such a variety of ways. Plus, on probably 99% of all blogs, I learn new techniques and tutorials also about new designers or new lines of fabrics the list just goes on. Thank you for this great give away and the opportunity to win it.

Brenda said...

I follow you by email!

Kathy E. said...

95% of what I know about quilting I've learned by reading blogs. I love when bloggers share techniques, patterns, photos, and gadgets they love. I'd be lost without blogs!

Michele T said...

I'm following you via Bloglovin, email, andd IG (@winkowl). Congratulations on celebrating 4 years of blogging!!

Kathy E. said...

I follow you on Bloglovin' and IG!

Kim said...

I love looking at finished projects. It's a great source of inspiration for me.

sherry said...

i like that it is like having coffee in the morning with friends ... learn gossip and laugh

sherry said...

i follow by email

Shami Immanuel said...

I learn quilting thru blogs. Whenenver I go thru these blogs each day I will come across a new block. There is so much to learn everyday. Happy anniversary.

elena said...

Hi!
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary!!Is incredible how fast time passes :)
i like when bloggers shares tips and techniques it makes my sewing easier. And I love to see all the creations that crafters made it's so inspiring.
regards from Barcelona!

elena said...

I'm a blog follower too :)

Nancy Lewis said...

I follow you blog via Bloglovin.

Stitchin At Home said...

Congrats on your 4th anniversary. I like the friendships that blogs have brought me.

Nancy Lewis said...

I love reading quilting blogs that feature tutorials on quilts that they made. I'm a visual person, and seeing the design and how the fabrics blend together, makes it so much easier for me to do. Thanks for a great blog.

legato1958 said...

I love learning from tutorials on quilting blogs! And meeting new quilty friends!!
Susie

rosemaryschild said...

I am a beginner quilter-I love to see how experienced quilters quilt their quilts-and all the great tips!-the pics are amazing, they give me inspiration! Thank you, Susan

rosemaryschild said...

I follow your blog! Thank you, Susan

Kathy Davis said...

Quilting blogs give me inspiration, and I always love it when they have tutorials. Thanks, Kathy
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

I follow on Google +.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

lauren smith said...

I love the inspiration. I always get great ideas.

Misses.M said...

Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for the giveaway. I love all the beautiful quilt pictures and tutorials ☺

rajee pandi said...

Happy Anniversary! I love it is so beautiful

pippirose said...

I love quilting blogs to get inspired. I learn a lot, too!

pippirose said...

I follow you via email.

Donna Cutting said...

Blogs are so interesting to see what other people are doing, I get inspiration from everyone. Thanks for sharing.
djcutting2atgmaildotcom

barbara woods said...

"meeting " all the wonderful quiltors in blogland

barbara woods said...

follow on gfc

Needled Mom said...

I love the personal contact that you can make with bloggers. It is much nicer than the quick quips on IG.

Needled Mom said...

I follow via email

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I love that quilting blogs share so many different ways to be creative! I enjoy seeing others' projects and feeling the love along the way.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I follow via Feedly and Instagram =) . Congratulations!

Nanbon44 said...

I love seeing what other quilters are making, I get so many ideas running thru my head when I see what others are up to.. I also love the tutorials, not the stiff, prim and proper ones that are right on point, but the ones that share what bumps in the road they have had and how to avoid making those same mistakes. I love reading what inspires others to quilt in the comments.

AlidaP said...

Happy anniversary! I love quilting blogs for inspiration and tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win!

AlidaP said...

I follow you via email! Thanks for the chance!!

Angie&Gary Short said...

I love learning new tips and tricks. I also love looking at the photos of the projects. Quilting blog's rock. Good luck everyone in the giveaway. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Susan said...

I love to see the creativity, which inspires me to try new things

Angie&Gary Short said...

I follow you by email. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Susan said...

I follow by email

Mystica said...

I'm constantly learning. There are daily new methods, faster methods, easier methods. Its constant.
I follow by email.

Betty said...

I get inspiration from other quilters by reading blog posts.

Betty said...

I follow through Google.

Mary Tam said...

I enjoy seeing a part of this blogger's creative mind in pictures. When I need a shot of happiness blogs can cheer me up with the creativity that is shared. I see Pieced Brain's posts on Facebook and link to the blog through that. I've made three of the sewing pouches from your pattern.

allison pogany said...

I love quilting blogs for the ideas and inspiration. I also love getting tips and tricks that I never would have thought of myself! Congrats on four years!
allisonpogany at gmail.com

Breanna S. said...

I read quilting blogs for inspiration. I love seeing new ideas and ways to put together colors and prints.

Breanna S. said...

I follow with bloglovin.

Diane Beavers said...

Hello Denise!!! Happy 4th.
Quilting Blogs bring a community together like no other. I mean where can we all share our talents, struggles w/piecing, photography, and occasaionally get a good laugh at ourselves. THank you for being there with us each day.
I loved your post and the snipets from the 12 Pack book...the Village block is one of my favorites too.
schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane Beavers said...

I'm a Bloglovin follower of Pieced Brain. THank you.

schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

I enjoy the inspiration that I get from looking at other's work.

kelly overman said...

I like quilting blogs because they give me so many ideas on new projects or techniques I can try.

kelly overman said...

I like quilting blogs because they give me so many ideas on new projects or techniques I can try.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Holy cow, 4 years!!! That went by fast! I love being inspired by quilting blogs, and I especially love seeing the way projects evolve and come to be.

Swedish Scrapper said...

I follow by newsletter and IG :)

Rachel said...

I love all the inspiration! There are so many different and beautiful things a world wide connection of quilters can produce!

SewDoUQuilt said...

Congratulations! You have a great blog, and like all quilting blogs, they offer a look at what others are doing whether it is a new idea or just learning to do something. jarvenpa1ne @ gmail dot com

Karrie S said...

Congrats! I love blogs because you get to know the personality of the writer.
Ksmith8@emich.edu

Karrie S said...

I follow via email ksmith8@emich.edu

Rilene said...

I love quilting blogs because I get such great inspiration from all of you!

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