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Monday, February 18, 2013

Meeting friends and a giveaway!

When I started this blog journey, I had one friend that found me via who knows what. She is an artist, a writer, a friend for sure. She has always had an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on. She has been the strongest voice in encouraging me. Her name is Pat, and she has two blogs. Her newest blog is a breakaway from her art blog and includes her short stories. Have a visit to read one of her latest stories RIGHT HERE.
Tell her hello and thanks for being there for me for so long and through so much!

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When life turned crazy upside down for me and the fabric business took off like a rocket, I met so so many new friends. One of the people I have been honored to meet is Carl Henstch of 3 Dog Design Co. He is a talented quilter/pattern designer. You have probably seen his name in various quilting magazines.

A bit about Carl:

Carl's 'crafty' history begins at the age of 10 when he embroidered a quilt for his newborn niece (with a little help from mom!). As his niece grew, Carl designed and created a dress for her!

Next, thanks to an Aunt, Christmas time and the Air Force he discovered knitting. (How do those all go together? well get his book, read his bio and find out!)

Finally, Carl would watch Quilt in a Day on PBS. After seeing Eleanor's son on the show, he knew he could quilt too. Quilting is not just for ladies!

He dappled in it a bit until get this...He settled in Missouri and rediscovered his love for quilting...HA gotta love us Mo Folk!
(although Mr. Hentsch is quite from NORTHERN Mo and I am sure he says he is not kin to us Hillbilly folk, but come on..from Mo is from Mo, you know??!!)

Carl's newest publication is a book full of strip pieced designs:


And I have a copy for one of you.
Even better, it is author signed by the man himself!!

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Giveaway is open until Friday midnight Central time
Mr. Random will draw a winner on Saturday.

ONE COMMENT TO ENTER.
Duplicates will be deleted.
Thank you.

60 comments:

Belinda said...

I'm first. They seldom win, but that's ok too. Good luck everyone and thanks for a great giveaway my friend!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Same for number 2.....no matter; Carl sound wonderful; I would be honoured to win.

Gene Black said...

Ooh.. Way Cool. I have seen Carl's stuff and thought I was following his blog. I am now for sure.
Yes I would adore winning one of his books.

Terri said...

Love strip pieced quilts. :)

debbie hughes said...

oh i bet it would b a neat book maybe oh maybe the quilt book fairy will bless me with this book ohhhh please quilting fairy help me win this sprinkle your good luck quilt dust on myself and the book

happymrs said...

One can always use more quilting ideas! Looks like a great book, count me in, would love to win! Thanks for doing this for us!

david hurd said...

It's a great book I have one

krisgray said...

What fun! Visited Carl's site a few weeks agof ro the first time - great designs.

Lisa Marie said...

This looks like a very interesting book, thanks for the chance to win!

Colleen said...

How cool! It great to hear you so upbeat!

teacher said...

Great giveaway!

Donana said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks Tonya & Carl.

kcro62 said...

I've already purchased one and can't wait to get it! would love to read his biography!

Kris said...

Oh, how fun!! I taught my older brother to do needle point and cross-stitch!! He was awesome!! I LOVE seeing guys working in the artisic crafts!! Way to go Carl and thanks, Tonya for this wonderful giveaway!!

Ruby Lynn Schmer said...

I bought a copy, however I have a dear friend who could really use a "cheer me up". She loves Paper Piecing and is a star at it. This would make her day. :)

Barb said...

Lucky for me to pop in to see how you were doing...a wonderful giveaway. Love hearing about Carl....

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Amber said...

I purchased a copy of this from Ozark Fabrics already, but an extra copy would make an amazing gift for the woman who introduced me to quilting (and my subsequent fabric addiction)! =)

Kate Brown said...

Looks like a great book and I would look forward to winning it!!

barbara woods said...

Put my name in thanks

Teresa in Music City said...

Count me in! I have one of his patterns, and I would love to have this book :*)

Christine M said...

Carl's story is very interesting. Thanks for sharing it with us Tonya.

Mom C said...

Sounds like a great book and a great author. Thanks.

Martha Patterson said...

I found you though your Facebook fabric store. Which I love to look at. I am interested in the patterns in this book. Thank you

Janet said...

Pat's story is hilarious! Carl's book looks interesting.

elliek said...

Looks like a fun book. Like the colour combo on the front. Hope you are feeling better.Hugs

Terri in BC said...

That looks like a great book. I love Star quilts. Hope you are starting to feel better.

Pat said...

Thanks for posting a link to my story, Tonya! You're a good friend to me too *hugs*

Janet, glad to read that you enjoyed the story!

as to the quilting book, you know to leave me out, right? I'm not that talented :lol:

heleen said...

The books looks good. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

Kylie Lloyd said...

Awesome giveaway. It's nice to have good friends

Carin Aschan said...

I`d love to read Carl`s story! And I`m sure I will love the rest of the book too.

Karrie S said...

Awesome book! I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Marla's Crafts said...

It looks like a very interesting book. Nice give away

Linda said...

I'm waiving hello to Pat and Carl! Huggs to you Tonya for all you do and the person you are. Hope you are feeling better!

QuiltSue said...

I hope you're feeling better now, and Stephen too?

The quilt on the cover of that book looks just wonderful.

Natasha said...

Hope you are feeling better!

Thanks for the chance.

Gill said...

Great giveaway - not sure if I can enter from the UK???? but here I am anyway!!
Thanks!

Franni said...

Carl is a hillbilly too???
Great giveaway Tonya and Carl!!

Pam said...

Ohhh! The quilt on the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Laura said...

Great giveaway, please enter me!

Robin said...

Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway! The book looks wonderful ;)

Jill Martin said...

Carl 's patterns are incredible. I enjoy his fabric/color choices.

Sheila said...

Looks like a fantastic book , would love to win , thanks for the chance.

JoyceLM said...

I love quilt books - thanks.

Patty said...

I am going over to see his site. Thanks for the chance to win a new book. Hope all of the family is doing ok.

Carla said...

Hey who you calling a Hillbilly? LOL I may be misplace in Texas but I'll always be from Northern Missouri myself.
Thanks for a chance to win a new book.
Hope everyone is doing well as can be expected.

Hugs from Texas

Julie said...

Would love to win -- can never have too many quilt books!!! Thanks

travelbugtoo said...

Would be honoured to win this beauty - would be a great start to get me quilting
thanks Nicole B

barbara woods said...

Would love to win that thanks

hueisei said...

Thanks for the chane to win! :)

Sharon said...

I truly hope life has gotten somewhat better for you and things are not as rough as they were. I know what it is like to have that one person that you tend to bond with during difficult times and I am glad that you had Pat. You know a friend of mine was telling me about this book just the other day. Would love the chance to win it...

Margaret said...

I am glad things are better for you. You have some awesome friends in your court. Love your blog and your Facebook fabric shop.

Rhonda D. said...

What a great giveaway! I would love
to win this book. Thanks for the
chance to win!

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Beth Beal said...

I am so glad things are looking up for you these days! This looks like a great books. Thanks for the opportunity!

Mystica said...

Thanks for sharing. If this is open to all, please count me in.

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Prairie Cricket said...

Very cool book. I do love the "man" perspective in quilting. They tend to be way more creative & fearless.

Joan Skelly said...

Wishing you a lifetime full of happiness & color!

Terry Truesdale said...

Would Love to win this!!! Love his designs!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Looks like a fabulous book. Thanks!

EvaLyn said...

Thank you for a chance to win! From another Missourian.