Saturday, July 24, 2010

About Winning Fabric and Things on This Blog....


Hi Friends, I am just back from Libby Montana and visiting my Aunt who has been ill. We had fun embellishing her many Christmas tree quilt together. Today she dozed sweetly while I added more buttons and trims. Very fun and made me happy knowing she was sleeping so piecefully.
Anyway, I wanted to address a question from a lovely reader about why I would make people sign up as a follower to win things. Here is the deal. I love the opportunity to share and the idea of followers appeals to me. If you sign up, the only person bugging you would be me and I don't bug or bother anyone that is on the list. Some people have blogs and want you readers to follow them and others don't have to add any email or anything that could show someone how to contact them.
I only give away fabric I personally have bought. And I pay the full price for mailing out these gifts to people who follow my blog and read it anytime I post something. It is because they are willing to sign up, that I am willing to spend money and time giving them something nice. I am going to keep giving things away this summer and am happy to spend the money as long as you, the reader are willing to sign up as a follower. Hope I explained this well. I do everything with good intentions and hope you understand.
Tomorrow I am going to load some new photos on and show some of the fabrics and colors I am working with. What fun doing new hoochy blocks, new bird and flower blocks and new story quilts. The sunshine makes me more creative and I love sharing this with YOU. Thank you for visiting here.

9 comments:

Mary said...

I have been a follower, and signed up for your newsletter after you were at our guild. You bring a brightness to your followers. More people should be followers and share with you.

WoolenSails said...

I hope your aunt is feeling better.
I am sure she treasured the time you spent sewing with her.

Debbie

Karen in Tucson said...

I love following you no matter what you do and where you go! Please keep sharing your life with us. I bought the Quilter's Newsletter today at Great American Quilt Factory - my first visit there in over 5 years even though I visit Denver area yearly. Bought some great fabrics to make a bear track quilt for my SIL. Love you!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I am a follower (and will be in a class this Sept.) - and I've been a lucky winner of some of your fabric.

Happiness is contagious ... here's to sharing and spreading it around!

p.s. anxious to see your new fabrics!

maeve315@msn.com said...

Mary Lou, I have signed up as a follower, even though I have been reading your blog since I met you anyway. You are definitely one of the most interesting and creative quilters I have ever met. I LOVE your blog, it makes me happy just looking at it. So now I'm "official". You convinced me!

quiltyascharged said...

You were one of the first blogs that I signed up to follow. I love love love your quilts. One day I will be going to one of your retreats...
This sounds corny, but you inspire me to create..

Wendy said...

Bless you! I enjoy the fact that you love Montana and I adore your designs. If you want to treat followers every now and again, shame on the quibbler. "Gift horse" and "mouth" have any meaning these days? Thank you, Mary Lou!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

HOORAY HOORAY, Maeve signed up and she understands! Maeve I know you have been one of my true followers here and honestly I appreciate YOU and your wonderful name.
Thank you comment ladies for understanding!

woolywoman said...

I totally understand! Just good manners to do as our hostess asks, because you are a very nice hostess!

The image of you working on a quilt while your aunt snoozes is lovely. Wish I had some quilters in my family- oh well, maybe my very fr in the future daughters in law!