Saturday, February 05, 2011

Extra Special Give-Away

This one is hard to part with, but I know a lot of you all will be excited to get a chance to win it, especially if you're a Thimbleberries fan!

In 2008 RJR and Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries fame released a "Celebrate 20/08" limited edition collection. This collection marked 20 fabulous years of Thimbleberries. There were only 4000 of these made. This box is Number 233 of the 4000.



The collection includes 242 Twice the Charms cuts of all Thimbleberries collections released in 2008, and it includes a Celebrate 20/08 commemorative lapel pin and 16 note cards. As you can see from the picture, Penny is checking it out and she likes it!



Also included is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by Lynette Jensen.



This is a real collector's item, folks. The reason I'm giving it away is because ... well, I don't know why except that I just want to share some of the nice things I have around here with others.

Don't forget the "lagniappe" prize if I find that something special I'm looking for in the winner's comments or on their blog. I'm not quite sure what the lagniappe prize will be at this time, but it'll be something good.

Just leave a comment here about how much you love Thimbleberries, or why you would like to win this collection, and you'll be entered in the drawing. Just be sure to leave a way for me to contact you, either a blog link or your email address. I'd sure hate to not be able to contact the winner!

The drawing will be held on Friday, 2/11/11, when I get home from work, which might be kind of late. But it'll happen next Friday night.

Good luck to everyone.

127 comments:

cshamp said...

What a neat prize! If I win, I think it would have to be a gift for my sister... she loves Thimbleberries! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Wow! What a generous gift!! I've been piling up (not really collecting since I use them! LOL) Thimbleberries fabrics since the early 1990's -- so I know how special they are! Hope you get lots of comments!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh ~swoon~ I love Thimbleberries! I cannot believe you would part with this~ maybe I should convince you not to. :-) LOL Penny looks pretty interested in it too! Thanks for the chance.

manybooks said...

Wow - what an amazing giveaway! I have a a small collection of fabrics at my mom's house, and this would be fun to add to that. Thimbleberries has such fun collections!

Dj said...

Your generosity knows no bounds. I have always loved Thimbleberries but have yet to make anything with it.

WoolenSails said...

WOW! That is such a nice prize for you to give away.
I do love thimbleberries and have some of their fabrics which are wonderful to work with.

Debbie

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Thimbleberries?-WOW.!!! What a generous giveaway, the winner is going to be soooo happy! Does Penny want to come too?- she is obviously admiring all of that gorgeous fabric! :)
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Mary said...

A collection of Thimbleberries Twice the Charm,
Could come to Missouri and live on my farm,
It could liven up this place - chase the blues away,
That came with all that snow that we got on Tuesday.
What a fabulous prize!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Maybe I would get our little quilty group together and have a Thimbleberry party.

Looks like enough to share!

Billie

Leah S said...

I sleep under my Thimbleberries quilt every night. Everything is Thimbleberries in it, except the thread and batting. :)

Don't you ever wish Penny could do some quilting?! Then you could come home and have discussions which fabric for the border would be best... "and while the machine is on Penny, can you sew these blocks together for me?"

Of course... she'd probably chew up anything she doesn't agree with. Yucky color? *chew, chew* Too dark for that quilt? *rip, rip* Has kitties in the fabric? *digs a hole to bury it*. Yeah, that Penny can be opinionated! ;)

dianne said...

are you absolutely SURE that you want to part with this particular collection of Thimbleberries?!? cuz it looks pretty doggone awesome to me ... but i am always a sucker for Certificates of Authenticity and lapel pins (that's why i go on the Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop - for the pin at the end) ... i'm just sayin'

Kristie said...

I love Thimbleberries fabrics, they are one of my favorites. Such a nice thing for you to give away.

Hope work slows down a little for you, I always like to see what you get accomplished in your sewing room.
Kristie

Kathryn said...

I've used Thimbleberries for so many projects, and I still have a stash. This giveaway would be such a 'WINdfall' for whoever wins, and would counter all the SNOWfall we've had this winter. Kathie L in Allentown

Vicky said...

I've had ten emails in the last hour asking me if I was sure I wanted to give that away! LOL. Well, it's hard to part with, but hopefully someone will use the fabrics and make something wonderful! I'd rather that than it just sitting in a closet here! Good luck to everyone!

Caeli said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway! I haven't really done much with Thimbleberries fabrics, but I'd love the opportunity!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Wow that's a great giveaway! I haven't done anything with thimbleberries but I'd love to have fun with that collection! Thanks for being so generous!

julieQ said...

I would love to win this collection! Thimbleberries are my favorites...love them, but do not have too many, because they get used up at my house!!

Sandy said...

What a fantastic gift that you are giving away. I have made two quilts using Thimbleberries "Cover Story"--one for Christmas and one for Valentine. They are so special and are a part of my quilting history.

Carol said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have a couple of scrap quilts made with Thimbleberries fabrics that are really special - particularly in the winter when the 'warm' fabrics look and feel so cozy. I hope you decide to continue your blog. I enjoy your entries, especially when you pick out such neat collections.

Debi said...

I really love Thimbleberries and this gift is the ultimate prize. I have all the Thimbleberrie books and have made at least a dozen quilts from Lynette...please I would love this set.

Rose M. said...

Vicky, you are so generous to give away such a spectacular gift as your Thimbleberries set and I would so love to win it! Good luck to everyone who comments. I have yet to make a quilt with Thimbleberries, but worship it from afar. I would love to make my first Thimbleberries quilt from your set if I win!
Rose

Tiffaney said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway. I would love to win them and forward them to my mother. She has loved Thimbleberries fabrics forever but has really needed to cut back on her fabric purchases in the last years.

Penny is too cute!

Ruthie said...

What a wonderful gift. I hope I don't disqualify myself, but I'm not a real Thimbleberries lover, however, my daughter, a fairly new quilter, just loves Thimbleberries. Most of the quilts she has made are Thimbleberries and I would love to be able to give this to her.

WIPPYSPLACE said...

WHAT a generous person you are!!! tell ya what--you keep everything else and just send me the fabric! I plan to use it to brighten up things around here, this desert is just so drab around here in the winter...I need accents to go with my Cottagewood drapes!!

tpott said...

If I won this heavenly box of Thimbleberries goodness, it would be like winning the quilters lottery. I just can't believe anyone would part with it. Does your generousity know no bounds? Thank you for the generous chance to win. Thimbleberries fabrics are my all time favorites. ;)Toni Anne tpott@optonline.net

the Stitchn Kat said...

This is a truly remarkable gift! I am the Co-Chair for our local quilt guild this year and this would make a nice addition to our cause to raise money for the charities we help to support. I would donate your gift to our silent auction of quilts. Last year our miniature quilts raised almost $2400 for the Synergy House. I know there are many local Thimbleberry lovers that would want to add your gift to their collection. Thank you for the opportunity to participate. Kathy

the Stitchn Kat said...

This is a truly remarkable gift! I am the Co-Chair for our local quilt guild this year and this would make a nice addition to our cause to raise money for the charities we help to support. I would donate your gift to our silent auction of quilts. Last year our miniature quilts raised almost $2400 for the Synergy House. I know there are many local Thimbleberry lovers that would want to add your gift to their collection. Thank you for the opportunity to participate. Kathy

Eileen said...

I have been in a Thimblewberries group online for over 10 years. Everything I make almost is with TB./ I do not have this set and would love to win it. Besides I have a Penny also and she would probably love to inspect it also. Thank You

Eileen said...

I have been in a Thimblewberries group online for over 10 years. Everything I make almost is with TB./ I do not have this set and would love to win it. Besides I have a Penny also and she would probably love to inspect it also. Thank You

Eileen said...

I have been in a Thimblewberries group online for over 10 years. Everything I make almost is with TB./ I do not have this set and would love to win it. Besides I have a Penny also and she would probably love to inspect it also. Thank You

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

If you want a "Penny for my thoughts"..this is the most fabulous giveaway ever!..I adore thimbleberries, I've done 4 thimbleberries quilts at our local quilt store and they are all amazing. The fabric is gorgeous and there is always ample yardage left over to make additional scrap projects. I had enough leftovers to complete Bunny Hill's Tisket Tasket which I posted on my blog and the thimbleberries looks amazing in it as well. Believe it or not, right now as I'm typing, I'm cozy'd up under a Thimbleberries scrap quilt. What can I say, I'm obsessed. I would love to win this amazing giveaway, how generous of you for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this. My dear friend that has passed on went to Lynette's Retreat as one of her dying wishes. I would love to have this to remember her with. You a wonderful generous lady.

Linda

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say that this also would be a great birthday gift 2/12is the big day.

Linda

Anonymous said...

You are so very generous. I have loved Thimbleberries for a long time but have not been buying much fabric lately. This would be a great addition to my fabric stash and i would cherish it. Thanks so much. Peggy

allsewnup said...

A lovely and generous giveaway. What would I do with this prize...pet it for awhile, that's for sure! Thimbleberries is absolutely devine...always.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Carolyn

Lee Ann said...

This is a cool giveaway. I can't believe you're doing that!

My first true finished quilt is from a Thimbleberry book called "Birdhouse Row". I had made it for my Dad and I will never forget it.

I wouldn't mind having this because Thimbleberry fabrics are gorgeous and would be a wonderful memory to that first quilt if I should use them. It'd be hard to use up a collector's item! :-)

Dee said...

That's such a generous giveaway. I'm sorry work is causing you so much pressure but it's good your giving yourself a break. Quilting is supposed to be fun and not another job. I have to remind myself of that when I start to stress about it. P.S. Charm squares just happen to be my favorite cut of fabric and I love the Thimbleberries fabrics.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my what a fabulous giveaway! I am a traditional quilter and as such I have loved Thimbleberries ever since I found Lynette Jensen. She is so creative and has such a keen sense of color. Her warmth and love of home is also what draws me to Lynette's fabrics and patterns. What a special and generous giveaway. Thanks!

Barbara said...

I would LOVE to win! I have been a Thimbleberries fan for many years and have many quilts made with Thimbleberries fabrics!

scottylover said...

Wow that is SPECIAL! I have a quilt top that is made of Thimbleberries fabrics that I am in need of more fabrics for the border. It is a scrappy quilt, made from swapped blocks so there are lots of different fabrics in it. It is a kitty cat quilt, so it will have to be hand quilted, and that will take a long time for me to accomplish! :)

Thanks for sharing this with us. Give Miss Penny a scritch for me. She is such a cutie!
Sandy A

Lisa said...

Amazing! I'd love to win this cache of lovelies. I have made a quilt with Thimbleberries that was english paper pieced. Thanks for the chance to win. ~~Lisa

kim said...

What a great giveaway! As much as I'd LOVE to have this, if I won this I would donate it to my brother-in-law's benefit. He has esophageal cancer and can no longer work, so we are having a benefit to raise money for their living expenses. You can read more about it here:http://daleholtapp.blogspot.com/
Makes me wonder what else you have hiding in your stash!

Kate said...

Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! To be honest, I've never bought any Thimbleberries, but this would be a great start to a collection! I do love Thimbleberry patterns.

Quilting_Chris said...

I've purchased several Thimbleberries patterns and books. Love to enjoy the beauty. I am sorry you are feeling so stressed and completely understand about having to take some time away. Sometimes we need to do what's best for us, step back, deep breaths and enjoy what is around us.

Gwen said...

That lovely fabric will make someone a beautiful quilt! I belonged to Thimbleberries Club at a LQS in 2005. We made two lovely tops that year. I got mine finished inspite of being diagnosed with breast cancer that year. I had the opportunity to quilt them myself on a longarm at a retreat. They are very special to me for a lot of reasons! Hugs to you and Penny

Brenda said...

This would be a quite a treasure if I was to win. I love Thimbleberries but can not often buy quilt shop material. I love the colors of Thimbleberries. Thanks for being so generous. Someone will be very lucky.

AnnieO said...

Omigosh, I was JUST looking at that Thimbleberries treasure on the RJR website earlier today! That is one very very lucky winner whose number gets pulled for this giveaway--how generous of you! I have always loved Thimbleberries and have several yards of fabric I just can't seem to cut into until I find just the right project :)

I live in SoCalif too and we are definitely spoiled with our weather. Lucky me, I live at the coast so we don't get hot here very often.

Some stitches are earmarked for you--I'm sewing tonight! Hope your blog break eases your stress!

MJinMichigan said...

I never bought any Thimleberries fabrics until the past year and now I look for them whenever I visit a quilt shop. I'm not sure why I didn't really notice them until recently but now I'm sorry I missed out on so many great designs. It would be great to have such a nice collection of the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

whimzeestitches said...

That is one fantastic giveaway Vicky - you are so sweet and so giving. If I were to win this incredible collection, I would happily give this to my Mom as a way of saying Thank You for being the caring and giving person she is for providing a new home and life to her grandson who she took in recently because his father and mother don't want to care for him anymore. I will tell her that this came from a caring and giving person just like her. I hope I can surprise her with it when we visit in early March.

Andrea said...

What a generous giveaway. I love Thimbleberries - both the fabrics & designs. Just finishing up one of her patterns, Bear Paw Scramble, for my son who is in college. If I win, I might need to share w/ my SIL who also loves Thimbleberries.

kimland said...

Your so generous to offer this as a giveaway, almost feel guilty for wanting it. My first quilting project was with Thimbleberries, I had no idea what Thimbleberries was/is...I just liked it and still do. When I think of Thimbleberries I think classic, it will always in style! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Cathy said...

Who knew that there was even such a treasure? Thimbleberries fabrics are just so lovely. And Webster says hi to Penny.

Allyson said...

Wow, I didn't even know they MADE such neat collector's items. When I think of Thimbleberries fabrics, the first thing that comes to mind is this sweet little black print with little mustard color star-like things on it. I just loved it and was excited to finally USE it and not just pet it from time to time when I walked into my quilt room. Would you know, I added it on as my border and binding, and was THREE inches short on my binding! I couldn't find a scrap of that fabric anywhere to save my soul. Finally I found some in a friend's stash. Everytime I see Thimbleberries, I think of that little stinker that was so hard to track down.

Thanks for a chance to win such a generous giveaway.

Allyson
fatcatquilts.typepad.com

Bev said...

Oh I would love that!! I love Thimbleberries but haven't had the "resources" lately to purchase quality fabric!

Dee in Oklahoma said...

What a dream to be able to own this..I would love to have it.
Love the very quaint look of some of the Thimbleberry fabric.
I have many Thimbleberry books.
Thanks so much for being so generous.

Kim said...

Hi Vicky! I'd LOVE to win the Thimbleberries commorative box! I've been a fan for years and years and have even attended the Thimbleberries retreat that Main Street Cotton Shop used to have every year in Minnesota. When this collector's box came out, the price was a little too steep for our budget, so I had to pass it up. Yes, I think I'd have to ask "are you sure?!" too. But I'd love a chance to win if you are. Thank you for your generousity!

Karen said...

I find I always go back to Thimblberries fabric. Just love it. What a great idea.

botaitai said...

What a wonderful gift. You are very kind. I hope this week is less stressful for you.

Anonymous said...

Thimbleberries is my favorite! Pick me pick ohhh please pick me!

jasmin _ gibbons at yahoo dot com

RenegadeQuilter said...

I am going to be totally honest here. Thimbleberries isn't a favorite of mine - I did don only of the clubs one year because of the cabin theme in it but I still haven't even had that one quilted. With that being said I can see that what you are giving away is amazing. You are so kind to part with such a limited item. My friend Sharon is a Thimbleberries freak - she LOVES anything & everything Thimbleberries. Sharon also doesn't read blogs therefore she would never enter this giveaway. With that being said I am entering on her behalf. If Sharon had this she would think I gave her the moon. Hey, we got to do what we got to do for our friends - right?

Melanie said...

ok---Fabric companies now come out with new collections monthly---weekly even... I remember when Thimbleberries was the "Pinnacle" . Have you ever read Lynette Jensen's reason's for beginning to design fabrics? In the Northwoods (Where I have to call home) The rich colors brought our homes to life -- Winter is a long time. Whether they are used together or separately...those Thimblerries prints definitely stand the test of time. Throw my name in the bucket.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been looking for this and was so excited to see it here this morning! I worked in a quilt shop years ago that held TB club every third Sunday. As you can guess the majority of my fabric is Thimbleberries! I'm a fan of Lynette Jensen and receive monthly emails from her with the latest happenings. I think this box came out when we were stationed overseas. Thank you so much for a chance!

Erin Marsh said...

This is so nice of you! These are such great fabrics and I would love to win!

~Kristie said...

I am the ULTIMATE Thimbleberries fan! How can I prove it? Check my blog - ONLY TB! Check my e-mail address! Check my stash - ONLY TB! My vacations for five years in a row - Hutchinson, Minnesota (home of Thimbleberries) for classes at retreats with Lynette Jensen. I've toured both her home and her studio and would absolutely LOVE to win this prize!!!

Laurie said...

Thimbleberries was the first fabric that I used when I first starting quilting! What a great gift!

Priscilla said...

Oh my, what a great prize! My kitty assistants Rascal and Precious would love to check it out like Penny is doing. My birthday is next week and this would be a special way to celebrate.
Priscilla

Mystica said...

I have never worked with this Thimbleberries design for the simple reason that we do not have "designer" fabrics here in Sri Lanka for quilters. We buy fabric by the metre or half metre but these are fabrics used for clothing. There is no separate fabric for quilters. We also do not have the jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes of which I am most envious of!!!! I have however won fabric in giveaways and for this I am eternally grateful!!!!

Thank you for sharing.

Judy said...

Vicky -- what a generous giveaway. I've never used Thimbleberries fabrics for some reason so I'd love to win it but there are some awesome comments on here on what people would do with the winnings. One in particular caught my eye so I'm rooting for her to win!

Sandy said...

Oh my, what a wonderful prize!! I LOVE Thimbleberries! Just gorgeous stuff. My birthday is on the 18th and I would love to have this for my birthday. Thanks for the generous opportunity to win!=)

James-Linda said...

WOW! WHAT A WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY!
LOVE THIMBLEBERRIES-QUILTING WITH THEM FOR YEARS! THANKS SO FOR SHARING SUCH A SWEET+GENEROUS GIFT!
BLESSINGS,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

bobbie said...

What a wonderful give away. I would love to have it but probably couldn't cut it up. Penny looks like she is thinging of a quilt to make out of it.

Deb said...

What a wonderful prize! Our local quilt store used to do the Thimbleberries club and I joined every time, but then that store closed so that was the end. Our stores in this area are not really good about carrying their fabric, so this would be nice. THANK YOU!

webmailaddress2 said...

The whole set is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

diplofam said...

wow, thanks for the giveaway! I do like thimbleberries and I have lots of other fabric that would go well with thimbleberries. I make charity quilts and this would be a great resource.
blessings,
Carin
margaretshopechest@yahoo.com

mariebeers said...

I love Thimbleberries and use to buy it when I lived in Fl, but now that I am in the NW no shops near me carry it so it would be wonderful to add your gift to my stash and make something for me.

Julie S said...

Thimblesberries was my first love when I began quilting, so I have been collecting Thimbleberries fabric since 2003. It is my favorite stash -- always know the fabric is going to go together in a spectacular scrappy quilt. I would love to win this collector's item. Thank you for being so generous to give it away :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Thimbleberries I just love them. You are so special to share this with one of us. Thank you for a great Blog. ramcrest@gmail.com

luvtoquilt said...

Thimblerries fabric holds a special place in my heart -- I made a queen-sized quilt for my youngest daughter for her wedding, "Berry Blossom", in 2004. I still count it as one of my favorite quilts.

Diane H said...

Be still my heart! Thimbleberries has always been my favourite - what an amazing gift you are giving away. Thanks so much for a chance.

mascanlon said...

Just saying Hi! I do Thimbleberry but I am not as obsessed as others who are commenting so let them have my chance! hi Penny, aren't you glad we don't have snow here for you to contend with? spike is a happy guy too!

Sunnybec said...

Phew what a giveaway, there is probably more fabric there than I have in my stash! II won this it would definitely get used. Really hope this one is open to international entries. Linda

Louisa said...

Thimbleberries - yum! I really like the way they work well with other fabrics, nice muted tone on tones in beautiful colors. I think a scrappy quilt would definitely be in the works.

Sherrill said...

WOOHOO, what an AWESOME prize!! How exciting--thanks for the chance!

Heartsdesire said...

Thimbleberries is one of my all-time favourite collections. I love her colour choices and have quite a few of her books. Especially like "Cottage Comforts" as it shows her garden and some of her recipes. The collection you are offering is wonderful and would make any quilter very happy.

debi said...

I have only been quilting/patchworking for 2.5 years, but I have been drawn to Thimbleberries - quite often - I would love to win this prize, regards Debi from Australia

KATHY R said...

WOW! What a fantastic give-away! I LOVE everything Thimbleberries. Sadly, I haven't seen much of TB fabrics up north here, so I have to rely on webshopping. One of my very first quilts was done in TB and is very special to me.
thank you for the chance!!!
Kathy R in BC
kayda01@hotmail dot com
(that's a zero-one)

Tina said...

Oh Wow! I love Thimbleberries fabric and patterns. I am a member of 2 online TB quilting groups and Thimbleberries/Moda local Bee. I loved Thimbleberries before I knew much about the line, for when I joined my local bee and sorted through my stash I found that over half was Thimbleberries.

Ceci said...

That is such a nice prize and you are so generous to share it with us in this giveaway!! I love all the fabrics!!! Unfortunatly I can´t get it where I live, not even near!!!
What would I do? Let me think.... I guess a quilt for my daughter, she ´s about to get married!!!
Hugs from Argentina!!!

Ceci said...

I forgot to put my mail, just in case!!!
c.aguirre2007@gmail.com

katie z. said...

It sounds like fun, but what happens if I actually win and USE the fabric? Will that be a bad thing?

Kim said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I have a very good friend who LOVES Thimbleberries How great it would be to surprise her with a gift I know she would cherish.

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Thimbleberry pfabrics are just plain wonderful. I'm not even sure what I'd make if I won. Actually, I'd probably just look at them and enjoy for a long time.
~smile~

Lori said...

Vicky--don't stress the quilting. Remember--we do it because ITS FUN!! Your post made me check where Lynette was from. I've been there--but not to a quilt shop. Penny looks like covering up and snoozing is the best place to be.

What a great prize for a giveaway. Oh, I'd LOVE it, but really--someone else needs it more than I do! (But I appreciate the thought and will cheer everyone on!)

Think of you when I make Lousiana food. Using the last of my "slap ya mama" seasoning. Drat--I will have to punch some buttons and get more!

gill said...

What a great giveaway!
Would this great prize like to travel all the way to the UK?? In fact it's so windy here it could probably blow over
Thanks

Quilter Kim said...

OMG what a wonderful prize for a giveaway and I absolutely love Thimbleberries. It is my all time favorite. I attended the TB retreat in Hutchinson MN for years until they stopped it. I am still in a TB Club at one of my favorite quilt shops and also an online TB group. I usually have at least 5 TB projects going at any given time. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely prize.

DonnaCME said...

Wow...what a generous giveaway! Thank you so much. I started out my "serious" quilting life with Thimbleberries....love the colors, love her patterns, love everything about all things Thimbleberries.
Thanks for giving all of us the chance to be a winner!

hadacres said...

Oh yummy I love Thimbleberries, they are so tasteful. You are the most generous gal, love how Penny approved of your wonderful giveaway. It does help when the 4-legged child gives her sniff that all is ok with the article of choice. Would love to be the receiver of this most generous prize. Thank you for your thoughtfullness.

AStarrA said...

Aww how sweet of you!!! Such lovely colors and I have no real stash right now so it would be awesome to be able to work with them, never had any Thimbleberries before :)

disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

Quilterbee said...

I love Thimbleberries and I am excited at the chance to win this prize. Thank you.

Aimee said...

What a generous giveaway! I think if I won, I would make a quilt for my sister. These colors are absolutely perfect for her

rjk said...

I have always loved Thimbleberries. When I was in Minnesota alot of the quilt shops had the fabric. Because where I live I have to search for it and often don't find it. It is such a warm fuzzy feeling fabric.

lynnbug50 said...

OH MY GOSH!!! What an amazing gift. I love TB, have a sewing room with nothing but TB in it. Wanted this box when it came out but my husband lost his job and it came down to paying bills or getting the box, guess what won??? Not the box. And Feb 11 is our wedding anniversary. Thanks

PenglipurLara said...

When I first jumped into the Quilting and Patchwork world...I know nuts about RJR, Riley Blake, Thimberberries....I only know of COTTONS...that I knew well....
Well Thimbleberries was first thought as Thimble, berries and tinkerbell (a combination of those, I guess)...dunno what made me think that...probably because they rhyme so well... Hence, that made me very curious about Thimbleberries - fabrics, books, designs...etc...

Now a year has gone by...and now I know...this is such a generous giveaway... and whoever the lucky winner is...she/he will be very happy indeed.... Am I the one? LOL! I do hope so....

Leena
hmseen at gmail dot com

Kathy H said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I have made only one small wall hanging with the thimbleberries fabrics and have collected a few pieces waiting to make something special. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dionne said...

I love Thimbleberries! I really don't have much any more. But the only thing I really make is quilts. And some placemats... that would be nice actually...
Hope you are enjoying the sun!
Cheers,
Dionne

Anonymous said...

Heart, heart Thimbleberries, and Lynette's fabric and patterns. Discovered Thimbleberries around 2002, on a quilt bus trip in MN. What a shock (a beautiful shock) to see such an array of beautiful fabrics and quilts displayed in small, but cute main-street town of Hutchinson, MN. Lynette Jensen's studio was located upstairs and we were able to see Lynette in person, view her studio and her staff working on designs. Thank you for your generous give away.
Kay in Minne-snow-ta
patpatkay@yahoo.com

suz said...

I remember these collections. They came out when I was putting my son thru college. I think I have a little of every collection Thimbleberry ever put out. What a generous gift!

Churn Dash said...

I love Thimbleberries, the dark yummy colours. I don't think I could part with it if I was you.

Cyn said...

Hi Vicky,

I can't believe you are giving this away! It's wonderful!!!

I love the vintage Halloween card as Halloween is one of my two favorite Holidays. :-)

Enjoyed seeing Penny again and of course she has to have final approval of all activities at the LA Quilters Household! LOL!

I can't belive that 2008 was three years ago! Goodness...

BTW, they took the snow out of the end of this weeks forecast. Yay!!!

Cynthia

greg said...

I would be so happy to win this! I've been using Thimbleberries fabric since I started quilting 12 years ago. I cannot believe that you would part with this, but I would give it a good home.

Becky said...

How generous of you to share this! I thought of you my Louisiana blogging friends last week. I drove to Baton Rouge to visit with my Dad. I bought 3 King Cakes to share with family. Yum:) It's hard to connect with Mardi Gras when living in a different culture. Take care! Hope that you are getting some sewing time or at least playing with fabric! Give Penny a hug:)

joycem said...

This is an amazing giveaway. I first fell in love with the Thimbleberries patterns because they remind me of the quilts my grandmother & mother made. Then I discovered the fabric and fell in love all over again.

Anonymous said...

Thimbleberries fabric and patterns were what I cut my quilting teeth on. Those were the quilts I haven't given away but instead enjoy myself.

Alicia Lovens
ablovens@aol.com

Terri said...

I'm so glad to see that you would want the winner to use it, because it would be a shame to let it languish in the box (even if it is a collector's item). Thanks for the opportunity!

Eleana said...

I want it!! And i live so close you'd still get to see it ;) Pick me i think Jane would agree!
eleanaz@gmail.com

Kim said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I've always loved Thimbleberries fabrics. I love the warm colors and prints that Lynette comes out with.

Ly + Alan said...

What a fun prize!! I would love to win because I am a huge fan of the fabrics, and I am also a huge fan of Thimbleberries!! =)

Lyanna

lyannab@gmail.com

Deb said...

Wow--what a generous gift! I took a class from Lynnette Jensen a few years ago and she is a fun teacher! While I don't have many Thimbleberry fabrics, I am a fan.

Thanks!

Carol said...

Yikes! This is a generous gift! My fingers would love to touch this wonderful giveaway! I belong to my local Thimbleberries Club and drooled all the way home over this collection! I just couldn't afford it! I would love for a chance to win! Thank you so very much! Carol

Jill said...

Awesome! I would love to win this. I would probably jump right in and make a quilt with all this yumminess for my best friend.

Marcia W. said...

My mother's 80th birthday is Feb 11th and she loves Thimbleberries fabrics yet is frugal with her purchases. Please please random number, pick my quilting mom to celebrate Thimbleberries' special anniversary! I collect tin boxes that look cool. Have repurposed Crabtree & Evelyn tin boxes for recipes, CD file, and a "memories" box. I especially like those with a hinged top that appear vintage. So, she gets the fabric and I get the box. LOL. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

Patty D from NC said...

Wow. I would just love to win that. I am a big Thimbleberry fan and just finished the 2010 BOM - Village Green which you can see on my blog.

http://ncweekendquilter.blogspot.com/

thanks for the chance to win!

jillquilts said...

That is an awesome giveaway!!

Now, I truly thought about just doing a long and rambling comment, hitting on all sorts of topics just to see if I could hit on the one thing that you are looking for. I thought that might make you smile or even laugh a little. And after working so many hours and the audits and everything, I thought that you might need a little cheering up. But it's late now and I'm just a tad sleepy. And I just talked myself into actually cutting out another pair of pants or two. But Maisy got sick in the bed this morning and I still have to remake the bed and I am starting to wonder what quilts I will be able to use on the bed since the winter blanket is in the wash.

Oh well... That's about all I have tonight! lol

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, I'm so glad I found your blog. I have this new friend, who I met in kickboxing class, and she is learning to quilt. She has done plenty of sewing, mostly home dec stuff, but has never done quilting. I'm helping her learn (and shop!) which is so exciting -- a new quilter's enthusiasm always rubs off! Anyway, she got a Thimbleberries book for Christmas from one of her sisters, and she is starting with projects from the book. It's a big book, and I think she wants to make every project in it! I would love to win that box so I could share the treasures with her -- wouldn't that be a fun treat for a new quilter ?!? Thanks for the chance to win!

Bonnie said...

I do love Thimbleberries, she is a resident of Mn as am I. I have one of her first books and have done some things from it. This is a VERY nice give away Vicky. Hope I win it.

vavra_bonnie@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

I have always liked Thimbleberries, but have very little. I've been getting into applique recently and think I'd use the lovely fabrics with some of the patterns I've collected. You are VERY generous!

dortha said...

What a nice prize. Hope you had a good week.