Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Hello and welcome to Needle and Foot. As you probably know, today is the spring giveaway day for Sew Mama Sew. I love these events. It’s a great way to meet lots of bloggers that I might not have come across otherwise. I know that you are likely hopping from one blog to the next today, checking out the giveaways — so I will be brief!

Having been quilting fanatically for the past three years, I started this blog last summer to further immerse myself in the quilting community. I have a passion for all fabric and lately have been on the hunt for vintage fabric. If you would like to learn more about me, check out my “About” page up at the top of my site.  I have pictures of my finished projects available for you on the “Quilt Gallery” page; the link is at the top. To get to know what I am all about, you might like to read some of my more popular posts written over the past ten months that I have been blogging. I hope you will enjoy taking a peek at my world and that I get a chance to get to know you through your comments.

Four Weddings and Four Dresses

Honeymoon Quilt – 16 Years Late

A Finish With a Flange

Paying Homage to High School Home Ec

I am happy to be offering this wonderful collection of Kaffe Fassett fabric for one lucky person.


These are 1/2 yard cuts and will be a fun addition to some lucky person’s stash.


Green is one of my favorite colors and it pairs well with the lavendar shot cotton.


To enter the giveaway, please leave me a comment telling of a favorite memory about your mother or about your experiences being a mom. Actually, anything to do with motherhood since Mother’s Day will be celebrated this weekend. If you are following me, that is worthy of a second entry. Just let me know how you follow me. If you would like to start following me, please enter your email address at the top right side of the screen to subscribe or follow me on Bloglovin and you can also have a second entry. (This giveaway is open through Sunday, May 10th at 6:00 pm pacific standard time.)  <THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.>

Thanks so much for stopping by Needle and Foot. Wishing you the best of luck with all of the giveaways today. Happy sewing to you all.

(I am sorry to say that due to the cost of postage, this giveaway is open to participants in the United States only.)


107 thoughts on “Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

  1. Judy Vaughn

    As a kid I always wanted 12 children. My mom told me I should marry a farmer if that were the case. Well, I didn’t marry a farmer but managed to collect 12 children through the years. By the way I was an only child. You always want what you don’t have.

  2. Kristin in Alaska

    I can’t pick a favorite, so I’ll share one of my earliest memories of my mom…
    I couldn’t have been older than 4. We were in my Grama’s sewing room, when her house was on the same property as ours. I was cutting fabric using Mom’s pinking shears (or “Pinky” shears…) I cut my leg and Mom raced me across the yard to home to patch me up. I still have a rounded scar from that day…

  3. Marjorie

    Some of my favorite memories of my Mother are her introducing me to art and teaching me how to sew.
    I have a son and I am also exposing him to art and sewing.

  4. Gene Black

    My favorite memory of mom comes from a very scary time in our lives. My mom was very sick with pancreatitis and had been in a coma for over a month. She was in an ICU unit and we could only visit for brief periods each day. One day we walked in and were met by her nurse – a guy with a BIG smile – who said ” I have a surprise for you today” He pulled back the curtain around the bed and Mom was awake. She smiled so sweetly at us. Although it was still a long recovery, MOM was back with us and hope was restored. Years later, Mom is still with me and her sweet smile makes my heart sing.

  5. Kathy

    I lived for a time in Seoul, South Korea. My Mom came to visit me, but had not told me she quit dyeing her hair. What a shock to see her so gray! I never thought of my parents as getting older until then. Mothers and fathers should always be here. I just visited her grave for the first time on Sunday (600 miles away). I talked to her and Dad. I miss them so much and can’t believe it’s been 5 and 7 years. I still find myself thinking that I have to tell her this or that and start to reach for the phone. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  6. Sheila Stauffer

    My mom taught me to sew at age 6. I have 3 sisters, but she didn’t “see the trait” in them that she saw in me. I was a perfectionist like her, so that’s probably why I started out so young, and allowed me “special” treatment and time with her. We would get together when my girls were younger and have a sew fest of clothes for the season. The girls loved their individual outfits that didn’t look like everyone else, and should have started up a business at that time, but I was a mom, nurse, and in the wee hours at night, sewed.

  7. Sandra Timmons

    Reliving my childhood memories with my Mom, I guess I really was a brat. Some of the things that I did when I was little is quite unbelievable. Poor Mom. Been trying to become a better person and just love her as my Mom. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway Day and giving me the chance to win that lovely green fabric.

    Sandi Timmons

  8. Diana @ Red Delicious Life

    One of my favorite memories of my mom is her helping me fix up my first home – painting the kitchen and planting 2 lilac bushes in the back yard. Lilacs were both our favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Debra Kay Neiman

    I remember watching mom sew herself a party dress. It was sooo pretty. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  10. KT

    I love passing on my love of crafting to my daughter, just as my mom passed it on to me! We may not love the same crafts, but we all enjoy creating handmade gifts for each other.

  11. Katie

    My mum would read The Secret Garden to me on Saturday mornings – we re-read that book so many times!

  12. Betsy

    Bernie the best part is seeing my babies in my grandchildren. It’s like a second chance at seeing a loved child grow

  13. Michelle Olsen

    Just this week, my younger daughter has started doing her own hair. She can now get ready entirely by herself in the mornings, and while I did tear up a little bit, I also am happy to know we are entering a different stage of her life and she will need me for other things. Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Kathy Davis

    My favorite memory of my mom is of her mixing up chocolate chip cookies in her big yellow Pyrex bowl. She lived with me at the end of her life and passed away at age 89. I now own the bowl which is so special to me.

  15. Donna Lee

    Some of my happiest memories of my mom involve her sitting at her sewing machine making some special outfit that I couldn’t wait to wear. When I was older, I got to choose the fabric and pattern. I miss my mom but she gave me a love of sewing and I treasure her lessons in making me do it right, even if that meant a lot of time with a seam ripper!

  16. brenda

    My mother was born on Mother’s Day. She died 17 years ago this month, and I miss her all of the time. She sewed all of my school clothes when I started school.

  17. Sarah

    One of my memories of my mom is of her riding the merry-go-round with us when I was little. She was pretty young when we were born. 🙂

  18. Laura

    One of the things I enjoy most about being a mom is all the fun things I get to teach my 2.5 year old son – he is fascinated by my knitting and quilting (he calls it all “knit-in”) and he is always excited to come and help – it’s very cute to see him messing around with yarn or “play-tending” to sew at my machine.

  19. Emily C

    My favorite memory is going to craft classes with my mother. She taught me to sew.

  20. Lisa Marie

    When my son was born my Mom was over the moon! She thought he was just about the best thing ever. She only got to enjoy him for a short time as she died when he was 2. He was her only grandchild born before she died. It’s hard to imagine how thrilled she would have been to have a BUNCH of grandchildren.

  21. Deb

    My mom is almost 87 and is an avid heirloom basket maker who sells her baskets to folks all across the country (Granny’s Basket Shop on etsy). She lives with me part of the year and with my sister part of the year. She’s due to come back to my house in 2 weeks for another stint here in VA, and we’re really looking forward to it. i have many memories of helping her sell her baskets at craft shows, and everyone loves her…as do I!

  22. Janice

    My happiness moments with my Mother was always at Christmas. She had so many traditions she had to make sure we did each year. Made so much work for herself.

  23. Heather in California

    When I was in high school my mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (cancer). She didn’t tell me. She thought she would never see me graduate from high school. She prayed I would come to know the Lord. In my senior year I was baptized (with my stepdad!) Her cancer was reclassified & she kept all that happened away from me. In March of last year she was again given the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. This time she told me. She went through a year of chemo and 2 weeks ago the oncologist told her she is in remission! Praise the Lord and we are jumping for joy!

  24. Catherine in MI

    My favorite memory is helping my mom at a church craft show. She used to sew dolls and doll clothing and I remember her not only at the sewing machine, but also setting up her space in the living room to work on her display. On the day of the sale, we got up early (I was so excited!) and I helped her set up at the church and make change. I think it inspired me to sell my own crafts 30 years later. 🙂

  25. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow

    I think it was that wedding dress post that drew me in and how I’d found your blog awhile ago 🙂 I have a mom story…right now it seems that everyone likes to straighten their hair. When I was in middle school we wanted a different look. So on some evenings my mom would braid my hair in tiny braids all over ( it was long ) so that the next morning I could take them all out and have that rippled look : ) What patience !

  26. Linda Pawlak

    I am a coffeeholic! My son learned at a VERY young age (3-4) that the way to mommy’s heart was through coffee and chocolate…so he did both. One morning he used my one cup coffeemaker to make me a cup of coffee. He used THREE SCOOPS of coffee in my one cup maker. Yes, it was MUD. To make it flavored he melted an entire Hershey Bar into the coffee. He brought it up to my bedroom and put it under my nose next to the edge of the bed to wake me up. The best part of waking up…my kid. YES, I drank it….chocolate covered grounds and all, LOL!!!!!

  27. Lee

    I love remember the times I learned to hand quilt with my mom and great grandmother who lived with us. thank you!

  28. lori nelson

    My favorite memory of being a mother (I’ve only been one for 3 years) was bringing my babies home. They were born at 26 weeks and spent tons of time in the NICU. the best feeling was going home and finally taking them with me.

  29. Linda

    My mother always encouraged us to believe in ourselves and told us to try our best. I’ve passed on the same message to my daughter.

  30. Carol

    All the chatter surround mother’s day has reminded me of the delightful children’s book “Are you my Mother?” I used to read that book over and over again… seems silly now but it totally was a favorite from childhood.

  31. Lindsay

    I have 6 children- 5 boys and 1 girl and my husband and I each come from families with 6 kids- my grandparents also had 6 (although everyone else had 3 each of boys and girls).

  32. Tonia Jeffery

    I love it when my girls come up to me out of the blue just to give me a hug or a kiss. They are sweet.

  33. Kristen

    My mom is so giving and always encourages me to be kind to people. I love her so much!

  34. Michelle

    I’m very lucky to have my mom as a neighbor. She helped raise our kids. We garden and craft together. She is very cool, she is always starting new projects of crafting & gardening. I’m teaching her how to quilt and she’s teaching me about knitting & composting with worms, we have a lot of fun.

  35. Sarah J.

    I spent a good deal of time in my early elementary school years in and out of the hospital- I loved reading (esp. Beverly Clearly and Dr Seuss!) with my Mom to pass the time!

  36. carriem

    This month my mom had to go to the hospital. My dad was out of town (so was my husband and so was my sister). We got through it, and she is much better now. I just felt how much I loved her, trying to help her recovery.

  37. kay

    My mother was as obsessed about sewing garments as I am about making quilts! Thanks, Mom, for planting the seed…

  38. Cheryl

    Motherhood has been by far my favorite experience. I imagine being a grandmother would be amazing, but being a mom has been wonderful!

  39. Doris McCarty

    My favorite memory of my mom is when she would bring me lilacs from her yard. My mom passed on Mother’s Day several years ago.

  40. Rachel Martorano

    My favorite memories of my mom are when she’d mess up words and phrases (like the movie Van Helsing becam Van Helsinky and Denzel Washington became Denzel Wenzel). She laughed at herself while we chuckled, too. The really funny part is that now I mess up words and phrases and my kids laugh right along with me. 🙂

  41. Cheri

    It happened just 2 days ago. My daughter INSISTED she take me to a store called Things Remembered and INSISTED I pick out something I like! I chose a silver braclet with a heart locket and she had it engraved with the phrase I use since her child was born…love forever and always.. and her and her new husbands name. Then they gave a free silver jewelery box and she engraved on the top.. “you’ll always be my hero”. I cried!

  42. MaryLou

    My sweet mom will be 85 this summer and she is still going strong. 🙂 She can always be counted on for a good laugh or a listening ear. <3

  43. Lori Morton

    My momma died before I was 2 years old. But lived with an Aunt when I started school…she always wore Evening in Paris perfume……and I remember watching her sew down the basement, on a Treadle Machine…was mesmerizing to watch.

  44. Lori Morton

    Am a new follower, thru Bloglovin Found you thru this fun Give-a-way! Thanks for chance to win these Awesome fabrics!!! 🙂

  45. Kathy E.

    I could tell you so many wonderful things about my mom. She raised 8 kids all alone. (That’s a whole ‘nother story.) When I was about 10, my uncle wanted to buy the 3 youngest ones –including me— each a bike. Mom talked my uncle into buying me a sewing machine instead. I was totally upset about this! But as the summer wore away and the bikes were put into the shed for the winter, I still had my sewing machine set up in the living room where Mom was teaching me how to sew. Those lessons were the springboard for my love of sewing that still is growing today….about 40 years later! I even made my first pair of blue jeans, tons of my own clothes, baby clothes, and Halloween costumes and now I’m getting into quilting. Bless her heart because my mom was so smart and knew what I needed. I miss her so much!

  46. Amber

    My favorite thing is just spending time talking with my mom. I’m the youngest of six, so this was always a rarity while growing up!

  47. Laura Wilson

    My favorite memory of being a mother is realizing how much I love my little girls. Seeing them learn things and grow. Seeing how different they are from each other. Mostly they’re my favorite people to be around.

  48. Stacie Aho

    I don’t have too many good memories of childhood, we were pretty poor and life was hard, my mom didn’t handle it well. But she did make sure our birthdays were special, we could choose the dinner we wanted her to cook and the cake she would bake (even if my father wasn’t happy with it, the picky pain-in-the…). We may have been poor, but we were never hungry because she made sure we weren’t. <3

  49. R.Kay

    I love spending my time with my mother in the kitchen, there is nothing like bonding over a pot of hot food:)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  50. Connie Cain

    My Mom gave me my love of crafting. She dabbled in everything crafty and when she passed (way too early, sigh) I got all her crafty stuff. I am trying to pass the craftiness to my own children and grandkids. 🙂

  51. karen

    I have fond memories of my mom on a great road trip we took after I graduated college. She is very adventurous!

  52. Melissa

    My mom passed away five years ago. I really miss her especially when I’m sewing because she taught me how to sew . When I miss her the most I create a quilt and give it to the nursing home where she spent her last days .

  53. Karen

    My mom loved to sing! She has Alzheimer’s now, but when I am with her, I put on a little Perry Como or Ansy Williams and watch her eyes light up as she sings along.

  54. stacy alfano

    One of my favorite memories is the first time I received my is mothers day present from my daughter!

  55. Peggy Gibbs

    Seeing the excitement on my mom’s face when she was getting ready to go for a long awaited visit to her family in VA. and seeing the photos/video of her visit afterwards.

  56. Nicole Sender

    My favorite memories of my mom is when she was teaching me how to bake bread and sew.

  57. Pam S

    My mom used to always surprise me with beautiful clothes she sewed for me! One of my favorites was a maxi skirt she made for me when I was in the 7th grade. Thanks for this beautiful giveaway. I love green and purple, and I love Kaffe’s fabics!

  58. Cindy Neidt

    I love quilting with my mom. Gives us something to chat about that we both love.

  59. Beth

    My mom was a nurse, and she always told me that nurses don’t sew! Which is funny, because now most of my best sewing buddies are nurses!

  60. Ronnie G

    my mom’s love of crafting, which is what got me started! She still crafts to this day- and even gave me some of her antique (oops don’t tell her I said that…) tools for crafting. rjgosnell at gmail dot com

  61. JoanG

    My favorite memory of my mom is of her sitting at her sewing machine while my sister and I made dolly dresses from her scraps.

  62. Alex

    I went on holiday with my Mum and I remember her walking around in a strapless swimsuit aged 70 and all the gentlemen of a similar age fawning over her – so funny. Hope I look that good when I’m the same age!

  63. Peggy

    My son is 26 and lives 6 hours away at college. I miss so much those days when he was little and would crawl up in my lap and I’d read stories to him. Those years flew so quickly. Thank you

  64. Ferdal

    My mom made sure that I had a very good lunch packed for school.
    I miss my mom – thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Kate Yates

    I like those greens! I have been lucky enough to spend the last week at home with my mom in Colorado. It has been great to have a vacation, and even better to spend time with my family. I live on the other side of the country, so I always look forward to visits with my mom 🙂

  66. Michelle Smith

    My favorite memory regarding my mom would have to be her helping me with 9th grade algebra–I was frustrated with it and she showed me a different way to do it.

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

  67. Dana Cargill

    My mother is the one who taught me to sew. She made all my clothes as I was growing up.

  68. Victoria

    On my youngest child’s first birthday, he weighed 9 pounds. He was no longer on supplemental oxygen, had survived multiple surgeries and was now at home as a real part of the family. His birthday cake read “We believe in miracles.” It was a special day and a memory I will always remember.

  69. Ramona

    I have so many wonderful memories of my mom. Unfortunately, this is my first mother’s day without her and I am trying to think of all the fun memories. She loved to sew, knit and create! She passed that love down to me and taught me how to sew which we shared. I will be bringing her 1950’s Singer machine home with me this summer. I learned to sew on this machine so it will be a treasure.

  70. Southern Gal

    We struggled with infertility for four years before our daughter was born. Then God quickly blessed us with another baby, a boy, 2 1/2 years later. Then it was a long 10 years before we were blessed again with our youngest boy who is now 13. I prayed so hard for these babies of mine, now grown and almost grown. I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. Thanks!

  71. Rose Santuci-Sofranko

    One of many favorite memories of my mom is of us sitting at her computer playing solitaire together and laughing and joking around. I miss her so much. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @


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