NO HATS IN THE HOUSE + Paper Obsessed Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

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This kid is totally creative to the extreme.  I’m so fortunate to hang and live near NO HATS IN THE HOUSE QUILTS.  She’s outrageously good at most things.  I’m in awe of her most days. Head over to her blog for a little late night reading.  Here’s where she lives:

http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

 

And then follow along with this awesome gang:

July 12 Windham Fabrics :: http://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com 

July 13 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/ 

July 14 Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::  http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/ {Go there!}

July 15 Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine ::  http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/

July 16 Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing :: http://onegirlcircus.com/

July 17 Jenny Leisure / David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 18 Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio :: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/blog

July 19 Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

July 20 Annie Unrein of By Annie’s :: http://byanniecom.blogspot.com/

July 21 Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.com/

July 22 Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness :: http://sewsweetness.com/blog

July 23 Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce :: http://www.instagram.com/giucy_giuce

July 24 Karen McTavish of Karen McTavish Quilting Studio :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 25 Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine :: https://twoblondesandasewingmachine.wordpress.com

July 26 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate ::  https://blog.crimsontate.com/

Paper Obsessed Blog Tour begins today!!! Yipppeeeeeee!!!

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Paper Obsessed by Heather Givans for Windham Fabrics 

Photo cred: Eric Lubrick

Today begins a two week meander around the interwebs looking at allllllllll of the amazing things my friends and community are building with Paper Obsessed fabric!  I’m excited to see the loveliness that is created and share in their personal stories.  Each stop along the tour will have a chance to win Paper Obsessed fabric and other swag.  I’m giving away a Correspondence Mini Quilt pattern at every stop, along with some other cute Crimson Tate tchotchkes.  Fourteen times you’ll have a chance to win!  All you have to do is follow the instruction of each blogger for your chance to win. Thanks for playing along.  Today’s blogger is Windham Fabrics.  See you back here tomorrow where I’m going to discuss my design process and discuss a few quilts I designed with the collection.

See you back here TOMORROW!

July 12 Windham Fabrics :: http://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com {START HERE}

July 13 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 14 Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::  http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

July 15 Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine ::  http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/

July 16 Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing :: http://onegirlcircus.com/

July 17 Jenny Leisure / David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 18 Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio :: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/blog

July 19 Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

July 20 Annie Unrein of By Annie’s :: http://byanniecom.blogspot.com/

July 21 Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.com/

July 22 Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness :: http://sewsweetness.com/blog

July 23 Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce :: http://www.instagram.com/giucy_giuce

July 24 Karen McTavish of Karen McTavish Quilting Studio :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 25 Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine :: https://twoblondesandasewingmachine.wordpress.com

July 26 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate ::  https://blog.crimsontate.com/

xoxo

Heather

We’ve Set-Up Our Pop-Up QuiltCon Booth Inside of Crimson Tate + Paper Obsessed PRE-ORDER Starting NOW!

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Woooot!  We’ve set up our QuiltCon booth inside of Crimson Tate if you want to come down and pretend you’re at QuiltCon 2016 a week early!  I mean, we can take selfies, give hugs, hashtag the crap out of our photos with things like #QuiltConForever #PartyinBooth504 #Pasadenaisforlovers #IamgoingtoDisneyland.  You know, all the things.

 

In preparation for QuiltCon, we’re also offering Paper Obsessed as a PRE-ORDER!  Check out crimsontate.com to find exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.  We’re offering bundles and kits as pre-ordered items.  Fabric should arrive in June.  We can hardly wait. Holla!

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Bundles of Paper Obsessed

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Paper Obsessed Kits

Photos by Eric Lubrick.

Paper Obsessed and I’m working on those return letters!

I finally have all of my ducks in a row and am ready to start addressing envelopes to my friends who sent me #PaperObsessed mail about fourteen weeks ago.  Yikes.  I’ve got a long ride to Pasadena, CA.  Let’s cross our fingers my markers don’t run out.  Although, truthfully, I kinda love the marker that is on the edge of drying out.  Those scratchy marks are kinda fun.  See you at QuiltCon?! Look for me and Crimson Tate in booth 504.

 

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Paper Obsessed by Heather Givans for Windham Fabrics

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Paper Obsessed has seventeen different pieces, all paper inspired.

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Aerodynamics quilt designed and pieced by Heather Givans; quilted by Karen McTavish

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Succulent Garden quilt designed and pieced by Heather Givans; quilted by Benji Benjiman

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The cutest little Dash.  Air Traffic Control quilt designed and pieced by Heather Givans; quilted by Quilting by the Stitch

All photography by my super talented and cool friend Eric Lubrick.

 

See you in Cali in just a few weeks! Or is it less? HOLY HOLY.  😉

xo Heather

#PaperObsessed – I need mail for Quilt Market!

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I’m gearing up for the announcement of my new collection of fabric for Windham Fabrics at the Fall International Quilt Market in Houston, TX.  I.  Need.  Your.  Help.  I have a plan to adorn my booth with fanciful envelopes that are littered in stamps.  Will you consider sending me an envelope? You should know that I’m a bit of paper hoarder.  I love making envelopes from handmade papers; I love writing mail.  I ABSOLUTELY love addressing envelopes.  One summer I was paid by my mail carrier to address all of her wedding invitations.  She paid me real money and I dreamed of a job where that’s what I’d do all day. Let’s be pen-pals!  Ok.  So maybe I won’t be able to write a full on letter, but in exchange of you sending me a fancy envelope, I would love to send you a little something in return.  And why not make it a give-away?! I mean, that’s fun, right?!

Each envelope that is received before October 15, 2015 will be reciprocated with a response envelope (hand written by me) and an instructional sewing pattern that you know will be PAPER themed.  I’m trying to woo you, here.  All of those envelopes will travel with me to quilt market and appear in my booth!  So far so fun, right?!  And of all of the envelopes received I will choose three winners who will get a big fat bonus package in the mail – a fat quarter bundle of my new fabric Paper Obsessed. How do you win?!

  • One person will be supremely lucky as one giveaway will be completely random.
  • One person will win by creating my favorite envelope – think high creativity and decoration!!
  • One person will win because they live someplace that sounds amazing, absurd, or unrecognizable.  International friends are encouraged to play!

FAQ to Heather Givans

I mean, these are just questions I would ask myself so I thought I’d try to get down to the nitty gritty.

Hey, Heather Givans, I don’t want my address blasted all over the universe.  How can you insure that my private information will be shielded from the paparazzi? 

Dear Reasonable Friend,

I would suggest that you put your return address on the back of the envelope!  Along with your return address, I’d also put your Instagram handle if you’d like to be tagged on the Instagram. When these items are at the quilt market, they will be facing address-side-out — so don’t put your best work on the backside.  If you are super super super private, you can always put your return address inside the envelope and no one will know it was you!

Hey, Heather Givans, do I have to write you a letter?  I mean, I don’t really have much to say.

Dear Friend of Few Words,

You don’t have to write me a letter.  I mean, if you want to take it as an opportunity to tell me something, great.  But you don’t have to.  Truth is, I always beg to address the envelope and sometimes fall short on the correspondence.  That’s totally ok.  Address that envelope and let’s play!

Hey, Heather Givans, can I send you more than one envelope?  Can I send you an envelope everyday until the contest ends?

Dear Chance Maximizer,

YES! You and I were meant to be friends.  Send me a letter everyday.  It could sway the vote.  I can’t be sure but it certainly couldn’t hurt unless you send me smelly cheese inside the envelope or something.

Hey, Heather Givans, I’m just going to send you a post card.  Is that ok? Does it REALLY need to be an envelope?  Post cards are cheaper, you know.

Dear Post Card Lover (and Lover of Less Postage),

I really do want envelopes, so post cards might be taken to market but they won’t be included in the drawings.

Hey, Heather Givans, does this have to be made of fabric?  Or do you legit want paper?

Dear Fabric and Paper Lover,

I mean, the collection is called Paper Obsessed, so you best make it paper for now.  Fabric posts will come later.

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*Include your Instagram handle on the back of the envelope so that I can tag you in a post! You’ll find me at @crimsontate – I’m probably not going to open the envelopes until after quilt market so don’t put time sensitive material inside! 😉

Also, it would be real real cool if you could share this with your friends! It would be a great display with lots of envelopes and stamps!!! Tell a friend!  Now is the time for all good people to write letters to their family and friends!