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Monday, January 25, 2010

OWOH Time!

Yes it's One World One Heart, and I can't believe it's been a year already. I had such fun with this last year, that I decided to offer the same this year. A custom crazy quilt wall hanging, approximately 2 and a half foot square. I will make it with your favorite colors, any lace, trim, buttons, pins etc. that you may want added to it. Also, the winner will e-mail me 9 high quality photos that I will add to your hanging! I'll pick the winner with the number generator. I hope you enter, and good luck!

Be sure to click the above logo to see all the other great entries in this years OWOH!


Diane said...

Hi, Laurie, That's a beautiful quilt. I would like to win one but I would rather let someone else have it because you already sent me the beautiful picture(of ME!) Go ahead and let someone else have my chance.

Hope you're doing much better, your new header looks C.o...l....d!!!

Kim said...

I'd love to win a quilt made by you. What a neat activity!

Kim said...

I'd love to win a quilt made by you. What a neat activity!

Kim said...

I'd love to win a quilt made by you. What a neat activity!

Moriah said...

What a great idea! Please add my name to the hat!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

i would love to win one of these! i've wanted to hang a quilt in my living room for a long time and to put my boys pics in it; even better!!

come by and enter mine too, #521!!



SharDon Exclusives said...

Laurie, what a beautiful gift!! I would love love love to win it. Please add my name to the numerous others and hope I win this lovely tribute to family.

risa said...

What an awesome giveaway! That is really special!!

I think I'm going to be quite busy visiting all these blogs! I am also a participating blogger!

blog: http://www.createdbyrisa.com
email: createdbyrisa@gmail.com

Have fun!

Virpi said...

WOW! Your quilt looks awsome!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Whoa! That is an awesome quilt!!!
Thank you for this generous giveaway! I would love to win.


Krissy said...

How beautiful! What a great idea!

nattyj said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful and thoughtful gift - really love your blog too!
#173 Eissua

Marie said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing gift! Please enter my drawing. I'm #387 on tha magic carpet!

Jayne said...

What a lovely offering Laurie... and from your heart too!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a lovely gift!

Thanks for entering my name - and please visit my blog and sign up for my giveaway!

Rein said...

Beautiful quilt, please count me in

Donna said...

Thanks for offering this great giveaway and Thanks so much for a chance to win! chiggerlane@aol.com

Kelly said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

Jingle said...

Wow! This is such an amazingly generous giveaway! How beautiful! Thank you for offering it!

Thespa said...

This is a most fab-YOU-lous giveaway. I would be so thrilled to have such a nice dislay of my loved ones. Thanks for sharing!
It's good to meet you!


Healing Woman said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Our family would love to have a beautiful hand made quilt such as yours. Thankyou! Hope to win.
healingwoman at magic carpet ride number 33

Pearl said...

Hi Laurie! I Have always loved this quilt and I know someone will appreciate it greatly. Miss ya, Pearl

KryssiRuss said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. - Krystal http://kryssiruss.blogspot.com/ (kryssi01@msn.com)

Athena said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for having this- please add my name to the hat. And don't forget to pop over to my blog for a chance to win, too! :) #318 on the magic carpet...

Linda said...

What a creative idea, Linda:)Please add my name to your draw, and do visit if you get a chance, at...

tanya904 said...

Thanks so much for this generous giveaway I would love to have a custom quilt made by you

Debby said...

WOW!!! That would be such a treasure. I adore crazy quilts. Would love to be entered for your giveaway.

Yvonne said...

Please enter me in your draw! Also pop over to my blog, have a browse around and enter my give away. I’m number 303 on the magic carpet :)

Jenna Z said...

Wow, that is an awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

danit said...

What a great idea! Thank you.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Blue and lacy and I will have pictures of my darling great-granddaughter ready to send. :-)

Candy said...

Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!
OWOH #473

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How special! I would love to win! Please enter my name and visit my blog to enter my giveaway! ♥

carylsrealm said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway! Would love to be entered!

Tamara Dozier said...

What a wonderful giveaway you're offering! I'd love to enter and you can enter on my blog as well. #227 on the magic carpet.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe my eyes! Your work is amazing and your offer to make a personalized quilt is beyond belief.

I'm #79 on the magic carpet ride.

The French Bear said...

Hi Laurie, Your quilt is really nice. Glad you were feeling better.
Margaret B
Still no ornament parcel:(

Char said...

This is beautiful!! What a great way to display your photos!

Please enter my name in your drawing and come visit my blog, too.


Jasmine said...

What a clever idea! Wonderful give away. Please count me in for the draw.


sewfunky said...

Really nice giveaway!
Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine.

AlwaysInspired said...

This is so great! I can think of the pics I'd have added already!

Elsie said...

This quilt could be
for a new baby!
The walls are bare,
we need something there!

Made by an angel's hands,
This pretty quilt of cloth
Is a treasure to keep always,
Its value can't be bought.


Lynn Stevens said...

what a wonderful idea would love to be included!

FairlyGirly said...

How unusual and lovely, thanks for the chance to win. Pop over to my blog and enter mine.

Terri Gordon said...

What a surprise when I went to your blog and you live in my town, well I actually live in North Street. I looked because of the name Blue Waters. What a wonderful giveaway.

mitz said...

this is ** Quilt-a-riffic** thanks for the opportunity.. . t c

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Greetings from Iowa!
Great giveaway! Please enter me :)
btw...chip is so cute :) I have a pom too!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

Feel free to enter my giveaway as well: http://memoriesforlifescrapbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

AverettLadyNana said...

Beautiful Laurie! Please enter me in your drawing!!! You do such beautiful work!!

Snowing here!!! I'm doing happy dance suppose to be the BEST SNOW here in over 2o years! Right now between 2-3 inches, very fine, very thick...over an inch an hour and suppose to snow into the late night early morning.

WondrousStrange said...

Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!


Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

Bee said...

what a fab giveaway, please count me in. Why not pop over to my blog and join in my giveaway too.


~~Carol~~ said...

What an amazingly creative giveaway! I love this idea so much, and whoever wins it, it will be sure to become a family heirloom one day! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
Happy Weekend!

Shirley said...

What a generous giveaway!

Heather Robinson said...

What a marvelously personal giveaway, Laurie. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win it!!

Tina Wilson said...

super giveaway!how very nice and generous of you. thanks so much for the opportunity to enter your drawing. this is such a fun way to meet other folks. I hope you'll stop by my blog and enter my giveaway as well. So nice to meet you.

peggyapl said...

wow, this is an amazing giveaway! how generous of you to give something so precious!

Holly said...

What a wonderful chance to win such a lovely and personalized quilt! Thank you so much for the chance! (I'm #811)

martha brown said...

What a great giveaway -- I know exactly what pictures I would send to you! Please enter my name in your draw -- thank you!!
~martha (#180)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Greetings from another Michigander!!! Love your gorgeous quilt!!! I would love to be the winner! Please include me and come on over and enter my giveaway too!

(#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

Sharon said...

Laurie this is wonderful and so beautiful of you to do. Sharon

Donna said...

Nice to meet you and visit your blog! Love this giveaway! I am having so much fun looking at all the wonderful blogs. I don't have a blog, due to arthritis I cannot type much at all but I enjoy surfing the net. Thank you for a chance to win.

Betty Boogie said...

You make beautiful quilts!I would love to win one of your custom quilts, I think I would choose photos of 6 generations of women in my family and finish the 9 with a group photo of those who are still living, my grandma, mom, me and my daughters, I might have to sneak my son in there too though. So now that I have thought that through if I don't win I'll have to make it myself because I like the idea so much. thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to enter to win. :-) Look forward to hearing from you in the future I hope.

yvonne said...

Wow, how cool is this. To have a custom made wall hanging done. Count me in this wonderful giveaway. I'm #736 so hope you visit me too.

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Laurie, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the gorgeous quilt wall hanging. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gifts. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.


elaine r said...

Such a great idea for a quilt wall hanging-I would love to win !

Elaine R

Sherry Byrum said...

How beautiful and what a great idea!!!!! Pleeze enter me!
I hope you will visit me.
We are #716 on the list


PEA said...

Oh yes, please enter me in your lovely giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful quilted wall hangings!! If you haven't already, make sure you come by and enter mine as well, I'm #116. Thank you:-) xox

Rich Witch said...

*´*•.¸ ★ Superb! ★ ¸.•*´*•

Please count me in!


★Rich Witch★

Please come visit me for a
★Most Magical Prize★ at:


*´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•*´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*•

Gina Luna said...

How Marvelous!

Please count me in!


Gina Luna


Brianna said...

This is a brilliant idea for a giveaway! Please enter me into the drawing! :]


Anonymous said...

Oh my this is gorgeous and what a generous giveaway...
Thank-you, Christina

Triannas Treasures said...

Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada. tricklestogether@hotmail.com http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

what a fun give away

please count me in ; my magic carpet number is # 397

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me in it.
Thank you and have a lovely day!

marilavado (at) gmail.com

Kathy Sprinkle said...

I'd love to win!
Thanks for an enchanting stop on the magic carpet!
Outrageous joy,
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
#111 on the blog tour

VintageCrafter said...

Hi Laurie! What a fabulous quilt! I would love to be entered into your draw. Thanks for the chance to be "lucky"!

Marie S said...

What an incredible give away, please count me in.
When you get a chance fly by my blog on your magic carpet, I am OWOH #907.
Thank you for participating in OWOH.
So very nice to meet you.

Bethel of Bethania said...

G’day Laurie
Thanks for such a great giveaway,
Please count me in…
And fly on over to my place… #747
OOroo… Bethel

Rusted Wings said...

lovely offering!
drop by my blog #774!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from NW Arkansas! Please count me in on your fabulous drawing and be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win, too. #56

WW said...

I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.



Sussie said...

Your gift is absolutely wonderful! A custommade wallhanging quilt! :D It couldn´t be better.
Warmest regards
Susan, Sweden, nr 821


Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

What a super generous giveaway, sure to become a heirloom for someone. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Please enter me in your drawing and be sure to stop by mine at #99 if you haven't had a chance.

Susan said...

Lovely blog,family,and menagrie!! I am now a follower :)

The quilt is Beautiful,and personalized is just AWESOMESAUCE!!!
I have never had anyone quilt something for me before, just the thought of it....WOWZA!!!

Be well and Be warm :)

I am NEW to blogging (http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/) but not to art. Please allow me to be in your drawing. Thanks:)

Greetings from the New Jersey Shore, USA

Nanbon44 said...

Hello from Florida Panhandle, What a generous offer you have, please enter my name in your lovely giveaway. #649

mandapanda said...

Oh wow! What an awesome prize!! I've got all 9 photos picked out already!! You'll be printing off a lot of lizards and cats if I win! Count me in on this one!!!


Red said...

That is incredibly generous of you to offer this to strangers.
___________xo ____ xo






Jenea said...

Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

Peggy said...

Charming and a beautiful blog with a stunning treasure!A quilt is an amazing gift!
My first year with OWOH and I love visiting all the amazing blogs! I am flying on my magic carpet ,visiting from Connecticut.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
I am blog #937


Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a lovely quilt. Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating and the chance to win a great prize.

visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

My Child's Diary said...

Please count me in...:) You are more than welcome to stop by and take part in our giveaway too...#81 Thank you! samjerus(at)yahoo.com

Kathy L said...

Love it! Please enter me!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your drawing.

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, what a stunning giveaway!! Off to have another look at your fabby blog!
You are welcome to visit my Blog and enter my giveaway. #1041
Jan x

Monica said...

It's nice to meet you! Thank you for a chance to win one of your wonderful creations! Don't forget to visit all 3 of my blogs as I am giving away something at all of them!

ozlynda said...

Hello Laurie from Victoria, Australia
Firstly wow, on your icy lake. Is it relly so cold there? You poor thing. I am sweltering in the 90's here. Secondly, again wow, but this time for your quilt.
What an amzing piece of work and a terrific idea too.
Please enter me into the draw.

karenm said...

Hi from Ireland. What a lovely idea for a giveaway. please include me.

Deborah Ann said...

Greetings from Wisconsin!

Your giveaway is heavenly! Stop by my blog at #922 to enter my giveaway.

Well, I'm off on my magic carpet to the next magical destination...

Heavenly Humor

Debbi said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. hockman1(at)sbcglobal(net)
*smiles* Debbi

greeneginger said...

Hi Laurie
I have been enjoying your blog and think that your giveaway Crazy Quilt is awesome!!
I am looking forward to visiting again;)


Just Jenn Designz said...

Greetings from Virginia.

Oh wow... what a beautiful quilt! Great blog you have too! Please enter my name into your fabulous drawing for a chance to win.

Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.

Suzanne said...

Wow, what a generous post! Here's hoping your staying warm up in Michigan. Thanks for bringing me to your blog.
Suzanne in Florida, #908

Anji Gallanos said...

Beautiful quilt. I would love a chance to win. Please enter me.


Jax said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Jax

AngieHallHaviland said...

FABULOUS offerings!! Please enter my name in your drawing :) What a FUN event...enjoy the ride!!

Angie--Southeast, Texas #57

CathyH said...

Hello Laurie! What a generous thing you are offering! I would go nutz, something really victorian. I love crazy quilts. Must be so cold where you are but you are used to it. Hope you visit my blog too so I can keep up with all my new friends. whoah..you are blue waters and my word verification for this post is "skies"...wonder what that means??
With love from Tennessee #1035

Heather said...

What an amazing gift!! PLease enter my name and then come visit me at OWOH #978.


CreativSpirit said...

Hi Laurie, This is such a fantastic gift, I would LOVE to be the lucky winner. Please enter me in the draw. Please come by #70, have a look around and enter into my draw. Great meeting you.


Sandra said...

This is an incredible offering and am so glad I came here via OWOH.

Nanc said...

This would be so cool to win. You did a beautiful job on it.


Stanza Rae said...

Thank you for participating in OWOH. And for your giveaway.

I actually have 2 giveaways at my blog, the OWOH one and a bonus giveaway. Feel free to enter both.

Grace said...

Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. What a fun blog to visit on the magic carpet. Thank you for sharing! gracebending@yahoo.com



Caitlin said...

Your contribution to OWOH is so great! :)


MissKoolAid said...

I would love a chance to win.
Sophie in Montreal

LYNDY WARD said...

Greetings & Salutations,
Enchanting Crazy Quilt OWOH Giveaway!
Lovely Work & Blog.

For a little Glitter & Magic fly by my blog
#242 On The List @:

Cosmic Blessings´¨)
¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Lyndy Ward

calej said...

Hello Laurie,

This is such an amazing giveaway! I wonder who's the lucky gal!?!!! :)

Christina from Manila, Philippines here!
Nice to meet you!

I hope you can also drop by #615!


Cherry said...

So nice to meet you and visit your blog. Please add me to the drawing for your giveaway. I'd love for you to come visit me when you have the time!



Amanda31Gifts said...

Hi! I'd *love* a chance to win, please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks, Amanda :)


ps - please visit me at #1031, Thank You! :)

Ellen said...


Pixiewinkle said...

Great idea and exciting giveaway! Please count me in. Enjoy your magic carpet ride! #276

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

"Kamusta" from the Philippines! I would be thrilled to win your quilt-you are so sweet to do this for total strangers but this will be priceless for the blessed winner! and if you haven't already, do drop by my blogs too!
patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com


Birgit said...

Hi Laurie,

That's such a wonderful prize -- thanks for your generosity!

If a glass bead necklace sounds good, you might want to visit my blog. It would be a pleasure to welcome you there. :)

Greetings from Munich,
# 849

Michaele said...

I love how your giveaway item is completely personalized! A super way for you to get to know us, and we YOU!

Thanks for the chance!

Hope you've been able to drop by my giveaway too: http://kidney-garden.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-2010-this-familys.html

Michaele (michaelek1(at)yahoo(dot)com)

Deborah said...

What a wonderful personalized giveaway. those are the best kinds. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am no. 26 on the Magic Carpet Ride.

Lisa W. said...

Please enter my name. :0) I am also having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter. #1025

Kansas Amy said...

Please enter me for the lovely OHOW giveaway! I would love to win!
Thanks for letting me visit!
Stop by to visit me sometime..... http://creativeinkansas.blogspot.com

Top Floor T said...

Hi from England! I'd love to be included in your quilt giveaway, thank you. And I love that wonderful icy picture in your header!

If you haven't already, please visit my blog at #711 on the magic carpet to win a designer Cath Kidston bag, handmade by me!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Your custom quilt is a wonderful and generous idea. Thanks so much for being so kind and God bless, Cathy #446, thanks for stopping by.

arlette said...

I love your giveaway, I haven't seen anything like that before, it's so cute, please pick my name! :)

Chelle said...

How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)


Bev Coffaro said...

Great giveaway, Good luck in the drawings, visit www.alteredpaperarts.blogspot.com

Missy said...

How Generous of you ! I'd love to be entered ♥

Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

janil said...

Lovely idea!Pick me up please!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
Greetings from Spain!

retasroses vintage said...

Hi :) Lovely idea!! Please add my name to your hat & thnx a bunch!!

I'm #1003 -- retasroses.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-one-world- one-heart-of...

Hope you've been enjoying the ride :)

AJ said...

Greetings from Manila, Philippines! Thanks for the giveaway ( :


A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

Bibi said...

Just lovely!