Grand Opening Giveaway!

>> Monday, April 5, 2010

The Grand Opening Giveaway is now closed!


I'm so excited it's our first week of posting here for Quilting Bee Blocks (.com!).  I have so many things planned for this website and hope that it will be a resource and source of inspiration for many of you out there - whether you are in a Virtual Quilting Bee - want to be in a VQB - don't know what the heck a VQB is -- regardless, please visit often, comment, and be inspired by all the amazing quilting bee blocks out there!

Now what's a Grand Opening without prizes?  We've got lots of great prizes to give away this week, and here's how it's going to work:

Our main goal here is to SPREAD THE WORD about our new site.  So basically anything you do to help us spread the word will count for an entry.

Your first entry is a freebie- just comment on this post once for your first chance.  It's not necessary if you're in a quilting bee or just interested in our site - just comment and say hi or something!  If you want to earn extra entries, here are some things you can do:

1.  Become a follower of the site (either through the follow this site widget on the sidebar or in your RSS reader)
2.  Follow us on Twitter (@beeblocks)
3.  Write a post about us on your personal blog
4.  Post our button on your sidebar
5.  Start a thread about us in any Flickr groups you may own (preferably all those awesome Bee groups out there!)
6.  Hire a sky-writer and have him type "QuiltingBeeBlocks.com" up in the air in his trail (Um hello!  You might just have to win the whole she-bang if you do this one!) :)

So - comment once for your first entry.  Comment one additional time for each extra you earn, leaving me your twitter name, blog link or Flickr group if applicable.

The contest will run for one week: next Monday, April 12th the contest will close at 10:00 am MST and I'll choose the winners using Random.org.

So what's up for grabs?  I'm going to be posting the prizes all throughout the week (and you can see a sneak peek of some more of the prizes here) -- up first is a little fat quarter set that I put together from my stash.  It's kind of spring-y and happy to me, and you can't go wrong with a little Heather Ross and some polka dots:

Giveaway!

425 comments:

Amy (badskirt) April 5, 2010 at 3:05 AM  

What a fun bright set of prints to start with! I've sent you email earlier, but I'm quite excited about quilt bee blocks!

Amy (badskirt) April 5, 2010 at 3:06 AM  

oh! and I'm already a follower in Google Reader! hence getting in early with the comments. =) I'll sprinkle my other entries a bit later.

RWL April 5, 2010 at 5:55 AM  

Keep up the great work, Erin! So proud to be part of such a wonderful community. Will sprinkle my other entries later. :)

Sara April 5, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

I love that you've combined all the bee info into 1 site. Well done and much thanks for the effort and time you've invested.
I'd love to win....like everyone else that'll be commenting!

Katie B. April 5, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

I'm excited to see what you have in store for this site!

holly p April 5, 2010 at 8:40 AM  

and I follow you in Google Reader!

Katie B. April 5, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

I posted about this on my quilting bee's Flickr group.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1261593@N23/

Angie April 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

I'm following in my reader.

lorimu April 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

What a great set of FQs. I love the Amy Butler dots and that Heather Ross is calling out to me to be fussy cut. I'm excited about the website. Thanks for all of your work!

lorimu April 5, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

Now I can follow in my Google reader.

lorimu April 5, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

I also posted about this on my bee's Flickr group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/beecreative/discuss/72157623775460200/

silversmith April 5, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

yeah! the blog is up and running!!

Darci April 5, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

hmmm....ok.....I want those fabrics!!!

Darci April 5, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

I am a follower in reader

Darci April 5, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

I have the button on my sidebar

Lisa April 5, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

Thanks for starting all of this. I love the bees I am in!!

Lisa April 5, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

I follow you on twitter! imalisawork

Lisa April 5, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

I am following your blog too!

am April 5, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

Yay! Giveaway!! Great!!
Congratulations on the blog! Keep up the good work!!
(escuishi@hotmail.com)
And I am following you on twitter!

Bethany April 5, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

What a great set of fat quarters! I look forward to having all the resources for Quilting Bees all in one spot! Thanks for your efforts.

lpquilts April 5, 2010 at 12:43 PM  

I'm following you on Twitter! I'm KyLydia

Joanna April 5, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

I've never done a bee! I'm so excited that the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild is hosting one so I can get started! I found my way over here from QuiltDad, he's already on the roll with PR!

Joanna April 5, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

I've got you in my Google Reader!

Joanna April 5, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

Blogged here:
http://homemadepineapplemarshmallows.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/virutal-quilting-bees/

Kristin April 5, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

What a great site! Love it.

Vickie April 5, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

This is a fabulous site! Thank you!

Vickie April 5, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

Oh...I follow you in google reader (which is how I found this post!)

Vickie April 5, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

My twitter name is @vickieangell and I am a follower.

Betty Crocker Ass April 5, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

Great giveaway...
The site is nice. I like clean condensed things!

Vickie April 5, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

I posted your cute button on my blog! :)
http://myfullcolorlife.blogspot.com/

J April 5, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

looking forward to more info on this site... must admit to being a long time quilter but not really sure how these virtual quilting bees work!

Candi April 5, 2010 at 4:14 PM  

Love the site and cant wait to be in a bee!

Candi April 5, 2010 at 4:14 PM  

I follow in google reader too!

Sarah April 5, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

Fun fun! Love that this is a blog now too.

Candi April 5, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

I also added the button to my blog.

ladmquilter April 5, 2010 at 4:28 PM  

I love your fabric what a great give away. Thanks for a chance.

RWL April 5, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

i posted a notice in the flickr group for bee-stitched virtual quilting bee!

LG April 5, 2010 at 5:38 PM  

I'm a follower in Reader. Great site.

Mary C April 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

Looks like a fun giveaway . . .
I'm a member of the Quilting Bee Blocks flickr group and follow this blog on Bloglines.

Mary C April 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

thread posted on Flickr group Bee-Stitched

Wendz April 5, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

Absolutely love this! I'm in my first VQB and struggling to decide what block to do in my month. Think you've just helped me decide!

Wendz April 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

You've been blogged!
Read all about it at Down the Avenue.

Wendz April 5, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

I follow you in Google Reader too :)

Shiree April 5, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

now this sounds a pretty darn good idea!! I will have a go and see how I manage...

Amy Sp April 5, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

I am so looking forward to seeing great things here!

Amy Sp April 5, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

I'm following now too. :)

Pam in Texas April 5, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

What a great idea! I have never participated in a VQB, but sounds like it could really be fun!

Pam in Texas April 5, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

I've become a follower so I can keep up with this fun new bee!

Pam in Texas April 5, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

I have posted about you on my blog!

http://fairydustmusingsbypam.blogspot.com

Pam in Texas April 5, 2010 at 7:37 PM  

I posted about Quilting Bee Blocks on my blog...fairydustmusingsbypam.blogspot.com

Pam in Texas April 5, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

I have posted the button for Quilting Bee Blocks on my site, too!

teaginny April 5, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

Great site! I've been a member of the flickr group for a while, so I'm excited to see where this goes! Congrats!

Melissa Lemmons April 5, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

I love looking at all of the bee blocks in the Flickr photostream, but the block highlight on Mondays is going to be great.

I started following this blog as soon as it went up.

Thank you so much for arranging this for us.

Amy Sp April 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

I added the button to my blog too - midnightquiltmom@blogspot.com

knittinbrit_in_wi April 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

Added as a follower.

Always excited to find another quilting blog to follow.

ANudge April 5, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

I'm a follower on your blog!
Sign me up for the giveaway.
Great prizes.

momto2wasd April 5, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

I've never participated in a VQB, but it sounds very interesting if I can be brave enough!

ANudge April 5, 2010 at 10:42 PM  

I'm following you on twitter too, lookatquiltbks
I'd do the button also but can't figure out how to do that.

Kelly April 6, 2010 at 12:33 AM  

I've recently joined my first bee, on to the second month now and loving it! Fantastic idea for a blog btw!!

Lilysunshine April 6, 2010 at 1:11 AM  

What a fantastic opener! I never win giveaways, but that's always fun to try!

Lilysunshine April 6, 2010 at 1:12 AM  

I follow you in my reader...

Lilysunshine April 6, 2010 at 1:13 AM  

... and I follow you in twitter too (name: lilysunshine)

Meg April 6, 2010 at 4:10 AM  

Oh I'm SUPER excited about this new site :)

Meg April 6, 2010 at 4:10 AM  

So excited about it that I'm following it through this reader.

Laurie April 6, 2010 at 6:10 AM  

Hello! Great idea for a website :) I am now a follower.

NorahS April 6, 2010 at 6:24 AM  

What great fabric! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

NorahS April 6, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

I follow your blog! Love all of your great ideas.

Sara April 6, 2010 at 6:32 AM  

This is my 2nd comment....I'm now a happy follower!!!!

Anita in Florida April 6, 2010 at 6:34 AM  

Congrats on your opening. Love that fabric, hope I win it!

RWL April 6, 2010 at 6:38 AM  

i'm a follower (through google reader)!

RWL April 6, 2010 at 6:38 AM  

and i follow on twitter!

tong April 6, 2010 at 6:42 AM  

Lovely set of fabrics! And great work with organizing the bee!

tong April 6, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

I've just become a follower of the blog!

tong April 6, 2010 at 6:44 AM  

Also following on twitter as tingtongnthings!

Jenny April 6, 2010 at 6:47 AM  

what an exciting new blog! will add you to my reader now! thanks for a chance at prizes!!

Jenny April 6, 2010 at 6:53 AM  

yep, added you to my google reader...like i needed another blog added! couldnt resist!

Monika April 6, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

I´m already in some bees and I´m enjoying it so much!
I´m a follower...

Bethany April 6, 2010 at 7:11 AM  

I am now a follower! Thanks for the wonderful giveaways!

Leslie April 6, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

this is awesome...great idea for a blog and the fabric is beautiful!

Lynne April 6, 2010 at 7:27 AM  

Love the idea of the new website - I think it will be very popular.

Emily April 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM  

This site looks like a lot of fun! I am glad to have caught you at the beginning!

Emily April 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM  

I follow you via Reader!

Emily April 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM  

AND...I follow you on Twitter too!

Annette April 6, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

Oh what a great giveaway! I would love those fat quarters and so would my children. Loving your blog. What a wonderful and helpful resource. Definitely will be following along.
www.missnettiequilts.blogspot.com

Brittany April 6, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

very cute fabrics, and nice site!

RWL April 6, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

just posted the group/website button on my blog at http://littleolivebranch.blogspot.com!

...so we added chickens April 6, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

I subscribed via google reader :)
The hope valley kit looks so cute!

cakegirl April 6, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

Great fabric - so much fun to use!

cakegirl April 6, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

Great fabric - so much fun to use!

Kimberly April 6, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

Such cheery fun fabric, thanks for the giveaway!

CourtneAl April 6, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

I'm excited about the blog.

Sara April 6, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

And the button is on my blog now :)

CourtneAl April 6, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

I am following through google.

lahuitrefrite April 6, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

I've been thinking and thinking about joining a virtual bee. Now it's time to stop thinking and start doing. Thanks for being a catalyst!

Shanley April 6, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

Nice start to a great idea!

Deanna April 6, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

i've just signed up to be a follower on bloglines!

Deanna April 6, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

me again....just posted a discussion thread about this cool new blog!

"bee inspired"

allsewnup April 6, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

Hello Quilting Bee Blocks! You're offering some fun fabrics.

Carolyn

allsewnup April 6, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

I'm also a new follower.

;o)
Carolyn

Katie April 6, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

Became a new follower yesterday and also added to me blog roll (so I can read updates).

Alexis April 6, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

Great site & great giveaway!

Alexis April 6, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

I'm following in Google Reader...

Alexis April 6, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

And I posted the button on my blog!

Erica April 6, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

A great start, a giveaway!

Debby April 6, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

I'm following you! I'm wanting a blog too!

Amber H. April 6, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

Oh, I love this little bundle! Perfect to start a boy's quilt with!

Kristin April 6, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

I added your button to my blog!

http://sewchaos.blogspot.com

Amber H. April 6, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

I'm now a follower on twitter.. @libbillama!

Monica April 6, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

This fabric combo brings serious joy to my heart. You have a great eye!

Vicki @ DottyJane April 6, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

I just found your site through jaybirdquilts. Great idea!

Elizabeth April 6, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

What a cute fat quarter set!

Elizabeth April 6, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

I follow on Twitter (EAGarner78).

Molly April 6, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

Such a fun site1 I've been wanting to learn more about quilting bees, and here it is in one handy place :)

Kirsten April 6, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

So fun! I love the idea of having tons of inspiration in one spot!!

Sew It UP! April 6, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

This is just so much fun! I'm looking at the blog and just simply loving it all!

Sew It UP! April 6, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

I have just added your button on my blog. Woo Hoo!

GlitteryKatie April 6, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

Awesome fabrics- love your blog!!

Duff April 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

Looks like we're in for some fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!

brown robin April 6, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

I just love your combo of fabrics, and yes, it's very Springy!

The Jenkins April 6, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

Here to say Hi! So Hi! Hope you day isn't as polleny as mine is.

Jessica Christensen April 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

Gorgeous fabrics! Looking forward to your site. It looks fun so far!

Barb April 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

Congratulations on the new blog! I love your flickr group so I'm sure I'll love this one too!

Sandy April 6, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

Great giveaway items....how generous of you.

Butternutlake April 6, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

Great site.....thank you. You may want to add New York Beauty Swap and Blocks to your list of flickr groups.

Kritta22 April 6, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

I'm so excited for this site! Thanks for all your hard work!

Kritta22 April 6, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

I started a thread on my live piecefully VQB. Kritta22!

Ann April 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

Great with this block - I have been following this group on Flickr for some time now (and added photos too), so this blog is very welcome!

Ann April 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

....aaaaand now I am a follower (as kvinta) :)

Liz B. April 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM  

I started the Stash Busting Bee a while back and, although I took a break from it for personal reasons, I am happily back to quilting! I love our stash busting bee because I get to free up some space in my scrap bins!

Liz B. April 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM  

and I am now following the blog with my Google reader :)

Sara April 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

Love love those fabrics.

Ann April 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

Put you on my blog too - to be found at
http://kvintaquilts.blogspot.com/2010/04/quiltingbeeblockscom.html

Weehee ;)

Kenton and Marianne Ogg April 6, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

I'm a follower now and can't wait to see what is to come!!!

sharon April 6, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

What a great blog! Love all the tutorials listed and thanks for having a give away! Sharonj.

sharon April 6, 2010 at 2:51 PM  

I am now a avid follower! Thanks Sharonj.

Sherryknit April 6, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

im a newbie. love the fabric. im a followerer too. have a great day

katielea April 6, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

I was just dreaming about this HR fabric this weekend! I'm now a follower as well. :)

I Love Baby Quilts! April 6, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

I agree! You can never go wrong with HR and AB. Great blog!

Amy April 6, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

I love quilting blogs. Adding yours to my readers. Fun prints!

ktquilts April 6, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

Love it!! Count me in!!
Blessings.
KT

ktquilts April 6, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

I got the button.

www.ktquilts4fun.blogspot.com

KT

Patty April 6, 2010 at 4:16 PM  

Nice bright cheery fabrics good luck with your website.

Marcia April 6, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

I spotted your blog last week and found it interesting. The long list of virtual bees amazed me. Please enter me in your "grand opening" giveaway.

Marcia April 6, 2010 at 5:09 PM  

Erin, I'm a Google follower of your blog. Looking forward to reading about bee blocks!

RWL April 6, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

I blogged about this site!!! :)

Luv 2 Kreate April 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

I'm following, now if I can figure out the code I will add the button...my brain hurts right now so it may take me a while :)

Debb April 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

My first comment is ... what lovely fabric and what a lovely new site to add to my favorite list... thanks

Debb April 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

I am going to follow you....thanks again

tong April 6, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

Just grabbed the button and it's now sitting pretty on my sidebar!!

Ashley April 6, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

I'm hoping to join a VQB in the near future and love that you've put this site together as a resource. Thank you!

Emily April 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

ooh i love the giveaway fabrics so far! can't wait!

Ashley April 6, 2010 at 6:17 PM  

Blogged here:
http://alwaysapieceofme.blogspot.com/2010/04/quilting-bee-blocks.html

Meghan April 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

I am in love with that top fabric. I can't quite see in the picture what's floating around in those little jars... what fabric is it?

Meghan April 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

I'm also a follower via google reader

Meghan April 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

following on twitter (@scrambled_meggs)

Meghan April 6, 2010 at 7:22 PM  

Added your button to my sidebar at ThriftyQuilter. post and final contest entry to come...

Erin M. April 6, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

those are great polka dots. Thanks for the opportunity to win some new fabric.

Alissa April 6, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

Great! So excited for this blog. I've just joined my first bee, so the timing is perfect!

Jenniffier April 6, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

Very cool. I look forward to reading more.

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