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Fabric Giveaway, and a New Sponsor! Welcome Canton Village Quilt Works!

Today I am excited to be welcoming another new sponsor! Welcome Jackie from Canton Village Quilt Works!

Canton Village Quilt Works was born out of a passion for quilting. Jackie Kunkel began quilting as a hobby and eventually it grew into a machine quilting business, and then into a online store filled with beautiful fabrics and patterns.

What I find so exciting about Canton Village Quilt Works is that it is much more than just a fabric shop, Jackie is quilting extraordinaire! I asked Jackie to share a little about herself and her business with us today.

Welcome Jackie Kunkel!

Jackie Kunkel

I have been a quilter for 18 years, in business for 12, designing for about 2.5 years for magazines, and have taught classes over the last 18 years as well. I have also served as a program chair in one of the guilds I belong to for 2 years and president of another guild for 2 years. I have been instrumental in forming the Modern Connecticut Quilt guild and moderated an event in NYC for the Alliance of American Quilts this past August. I also have been producing a quilting podcast for 3 years now called Jackie's Quilting Chronicles which can be found in iTunes. I am also an award winning quilter for my own quilts and quilts for my customers. I am also an avid quilting blogger since 2007.

Island Breeze

Photo by Quilt Magazine

I have been a long arm quilter for 12 years. In Quilt Magazine, I was interviewed regarding just this subject and many photos of my quilts are there. In the May/June 2012 issue of Quilt Magazine my quilt, Island Breeze, is on the cover. I have been designing quilts for Quilt Magazine for 2.5 years and now also for Windham Fabrics. I own my own online quilt shop. This year, 2012, I have spearheaded a NEW week long quilt show at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) in September.

Since I have been teaching since 1995, it was a natural transition for me to want to combine my love of paper piecing and Judy Niemeyer designs to become a Certified Teacher. I have already been lecturing and doing trunk shows for guilds for 2 years and enjoying the entire process.

Thank you Jackie for sharing with us! She is quite the accomplished quilter!

Canton Village Quilt Works Blog

Canton Village Quilt Works

I encourage you to head over to Jackie's blog and be inspired! She is actively sharing about her projects and business, and has some wonderful tutorials. In fact last night I spent over an hour watching her Quilting by Numbers Tutorials Series. She teaches you how to design quilts using the Mac program Numbers, it was so helpful!

Canton Village Quilt Works Shop


Kona Corner

As you all know I love Kona Cotton, and Jackie has a huge collection of Kona in her shop which she calls her Kona Corner.

For all you Batik lovers out there Jackie has a wonderful selection of beautiful batiks, which brings me to today's giveaway!

Giveaway Prize

Welcoming a New Sponsor

Jackie is giving away one Batik Fat Quarter Bundle with 6 fat quarters to one lucky winner.

Enter to Win!

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This giveaway will end Friday, August 17th, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce their name in a new post here on the blog, later that Friday.

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE near and far! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that if you win I can contact you!

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Have a wonderful Friday!




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