Monday, September 10, 2012

Moda Blog Hop...and Another Giveaway!

Our new Fall collection with Moda, Chateau Rouge, is coming very soon!  Our Chateau Rouge collection was inspired by a quilt I found in France last summer, that was loaded with different designs...piece by piece I took the quilt apart to find layers of different fabric hidden underneath.  I hope you will enjoy designing with our new line - it is one of my favorite collections we have designed for Moda in the past four years!
To celebrate all of the new Moda lines this Fall, there is a Moda Blog Hop going on and today is Day 6!  The theme of this hop is  Hometown Visit...so here are some of my favorite things about my hometowns:  Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where I grew up; and my current hometown...Silverlake, California, where I live with JZ, Sofia and our two cats, Johnny and Boots; and then a dream hometown, thrown in for good measure!

Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
Population of Rancho Palos Verdes: 41,946
My parents moved to RPV in 1970, when I was six years old, and bought Fred Astaires' son's home..there was so much wax on the kitchen floor my mom used to tell us that Fred Astaire must have visited and danced in the kitchen all day long...really mom??  Is this how rumors get started?
My parent's still live in the house - where they have a beautiful view of Catalina Island and the migration of the Pacific gray whales that swim south every December.  

The most interesting landmark in Rancho Palos Verdes is Wayfarers Chapel, designed by Lloyd Wright and built between 1949 and 1951.  Many friends have been married here - it's a beautiful, serene place on the hill overlooking Portugese Bend.

Favorite Restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes: Nelson's at Terranea.  I like this place because it sits in the exact same place where I worked growing up...in fact I think it sits where the beluga whale tank was located!  I worked in Guest Relations at Marineland - taking tickets, giving tours and working in the guest services office...fun times.

Favorite thing to do in Rancho Palos Verdes:  Walk along the cliffs at sunset, or sit around the kitchen table with friends and family.  It's a fairly isolated community, so when we gather at my mom and dad's house, nobody leaves for a very long time - I think my mom likes it that way!

Silverlake, California 90039
Population of Silverlake: 30,972
JZ, Sofia and I moved to Silverlake in 2003 when we drove across the country on a road trip from New York City.  When we found this beautiful, little gem in Los Angeles we never looked any further - it was the perfect spot for us. 

The most interesting landmark in Silverlake is Silvertop.  John Lautner's "homage to the curve" is a 7,500 square foot house built at the top of the hill.  The house, which has a view from the ocean to the hills was built between 1957 and 1963.  I am lucky enough to know the owner, who invites me over for an occasional glass of wine with my friend JC to enjoy the view from her special home.

Favorite Restaurant in Silverlake:  Little Dom's
This restaurant feels like a neighborhood eatery in New York City...which is where I lived for almost 20 years after graduating from college.  I met JZ in in New York and together we lived and worked in Chelsea, Grandview on Hudson and then Soho.  Sofia was born in NYC and we decided to move west when she started first grade. 

My favorite thing to do near my house is to ride horses in Griffith Park with anyone who's game!

South of France
Nah...not really...but maybe someday!
Although we do live in the South of France every summer for a few weeks while hosting our 

Meanwhile, I am happy to design French-inspired fabric for Moda!  For our Blog Hop Pattern, Jody came up with this wonderful necklace project using our Chateau Rouge 2x2 squares - just leave yourself some time if you want to make it nice and long!

And just to make this worth all of your time...how about a fun giveaway with some of our precuts from Chateau Rouge?  Leave us a message with your name and let me know where your hometown is!  We'll pick out a handful of winners so you can make up your own Chateau Rouge necklace, or quilt or......
Be sure to follow the fabulously talented designers on the Moda Blog Hop for the next week:

Sept. 5
BARBARA BRACKMAN       
ANEELA HOEY 
and 
ME & MY SISTER
Sept. 6
BLACKBIRD DESIGNS
BASICGREY
and
Pat Sloan
Sept. 7
BRANNOCK & PATEK
Eric & Julie Comstock 
and 
Thimbleblossoms
Sept. 8
BUNNY HILL
KATE SPAIN
and 
DEB STRAIN 
Sept. 9
PIECES FROM MY HEART
LAUREN & JESSE Jung 
and
FIG TREE & CO
Sept. 10
PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS
LILY ASHBURY
and
FRENCH GENERAL
Sept. 11
LUCIE SUMMERS
and
COTTON WAY 
Sept. 12
KANSAS TROUBLES
MALKA DUBRAWSKY
and
LAUNDRY BASKET QUILTS
Sept. 13
KATHY SCHMITZ
SWEETWATER 
and 
V AND CO.
Sept. 14
MINICK & SIMPSON
Jenn Ski 
and 
ZEN CHIC


Merci and bonne chance!


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Gill said...

What fun!
I live in a tiny village with less than 100 inhabitants just outside Gloucester in England!

ChrisDunne said...

I would have never thought of the necklace. Love it! I live in a small town near Mtn. Home, Arkansas.

Anonymous said...

Southern Illinois is my current home, Godfrey to be exact. But I lived in Northern Illinois for 47 years! Laura J.B.

Deb said...

I live in Rochester Hills, Michigan - about an hour (depending on traffic) north of Detroit!

And Rancho Palos Verdes - I love it there. My sister lives there and it's such a gorgeous place. I've been to the Wayfarer's Chapel and one of my favorite restaurants was Viva La Pasta - although it's no longer there from what my sister tells me. It is a truly beautiful place.

And thank you for the change for the giveaway.

thedodds said...

I live in Shrewsbury in the lovely county of Shropshire, England, very near the Welsh border. So looking forward to your new collection: the lovely, soft colours you use really suit our (grey!) English light x

SusJor said...

I live in Omaha, Nebraska and was fortunate to visit France a few years ago...I loved the French countryside and the pace of life and appreciation they show for the small things of everyday. I find the colors of your new line to be very inspiring. I'm not a 'Red' person, but these shades could make me a convert!

Willa said...

I live in NC where we are loving cool days and cooler nights!

I enjoy using precuts and those chosen by someone else start the creative juices flowing.

Suburban Stitcher said...

LOVE this new fabric!!!! I live in Richmond, TX, but my real hometown is Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Janet said...

What a fabulous tour. Visiting the Wayfarere's Chapel is now on my bucketlist. I live on a farm near our hometown of Fowler Kansas; population 500. jmh

Shawna G. said...

I've lived in OH for over 20 years, but still consider CO as my home. You can't beat the view from the mountains.

Joy said...

Fascinating! I have never been to France, but would love to visit!

We have lived in McKinney, Texas for almost 5 years now. My husband is retired USAF (22 yrs) so we moved frequently. I am a Texan thru and thru...born in Austin, raised in San Marcos.

~Joy

JustPam said...

What a wonderful life it sounds like you have!
I live in Dover, PA. We are close to Gettysburg.

Anne said...

My hometown is West Memphis. During my childhood, driving past Graceland was an everyday outing to me. :)

Joan said...

I live on a farm near my 'Home Village" of Kirkton, Ontario, Canada. Kirkton is located aprox a half hour drive north of London and a half hour east of Stratford.

Susan said...

Fun, fun! The ocean looks beautiful! And the French home looks fabulous! I live in Milledgeville, GA, deep in the south, with my husband and 5 sons. Our town is a nice size but alas, there are NO QUILT SHOPS within 1 1/2 hours of me! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! I'd love to win some Moda candy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful necklace and lovely hometown pictures! I live in the Midwest --Rockford, Illinois is my hometown. It's a pretty place, and we have 5 quilt shops!

Anonymous said...

I live in my husband's hometown of Sheldon, WI, a verrrry small town.

Sally A said...

My home town is Salem, Oregon lived here for 40 years but before that Eugene Oregon. But it fun to go to smaller town around Salem on a sunny day in our Corvette I Can't hold to much material, love your material. Sally from Oregon

Kay said...

I live in Lincoln, England which has a lot of history including a castle and cathedral which are both over 1000 years old. I love the beautiful chapel you showed us. Thank you for the giveaway of pretty fabric.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kristy said...

I have lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for the past 43 years. Wherever I have family that is home. I have used each of your lines and would love to work with your newest.

Christy said...

I live in a small bass lake town called Cropwell, Alabam.

Anonymous said...

I was raised in Jamestown, CA but I got married and moved to Sonora, CA. My mom and sister reside still in Jamestown, My mom lives across from the famous Movie Railroad Train No. 3 where files were made featuring famous movie stars. Sonora has grown a lot. We have by-passes, still have our trees and lots of stop lights. Thank you so much for the free pattern to make the necklace. Hopefully, I can be one of lucky winners for my chance for the precuts from Chateau Rouge.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

susan said...

My hometown is Kokomo, Indiana!

Gwen said...

Closest I get to France is having
a French last name. Such a long
way from Cambridge, MN. Love the
new line and colors are making me
drool. It was great seeing your
hometown and the lovely scenery.
Thanks for the chance to win

Quilted Loon said...

I live in Duluth, Minnesota, which is on the western tip of Lake Superior.

Anonymous said...

My home town is Plano, Texas. That's right just Plain-Ol' Texas but it's home! - NQuinn

Nicole said...

I live in Carrington, a small town in central North Dakota. Thanks for the chance at some beautiful fabric.

Materialmoments@yahoo.com

Liz said...

Central Minnesota is my home on a beautiful lake outside a town of 2000 people. What a fun necklace with gorgeous fabric! Fun blog hop!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful place to live! The scenery must give you the inspiration to design your wonderful fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity to win some more :-)
My hometown is Crowthorne, England, but I'm living in Ontario, Canada now.

Cindy said...

Cute necklace. Something I am sure my great-niece would love making.

lia said...

Original necklace! My hometown is in the Netherlands and called Neer: a small village in the south.
Greetings lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

Mary said...

Beautiful fabric and hometowns! Thanks for sharing.
I live in rural mid-Missouri near Glasgow.

Anonymous said...

I live in Woodridge, IL and summers in northern WI. I love French General fabrics and have used them in several of my quilting projects. I work with children and love making things safe to wear around them (that won't break)!
Sharon

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Meadow Lake, Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! We love French General up here! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love your new fabric collection... but then I've loved all your collections. I live in Decorah, Iowa.

Julee said...

Lived here all my life in Ottumwa, IA. Cute necklace! Thanks for taking part in the Moda Blog Hop.

sherene said...

I live in Terrell, Texas. My house is out in the country and I love it here. My granddaughter loves the necklace and wants us to make some for her friends and teacher at school. It will be a great project for a 7 year old to help with.

Carole in Nebraska said...

Omaha, Nebraska is my hometown for the last 6 years after living in the NY/NJ area (NYC metro)for all my life. Great move!!!!

Carolyn said...

I live in Barrington, Il. This is a northwest suburb of Chicago. Your fabric collection is so lovely!

Sally said...

My hometown is Butler,Pa. I enjoyed growing up there but I don't think the place has one single thing it's famous for...and that's ok with me!

Lou said...

Hi:) Cute necklace!!
I live in Copperas Cove Tx next to the largest military base in the world. Ft Hood TX.Lived ehr for almost 40 years:) Am a military brat and married another brat and we stayed:)

mouse said...

That necklace is so pretty--and a neat way to use fabric! I just moved to Ann Arbor, MI but my hometown where I more or less grew up is Sykesville, MD :)

Denise said...

I have lived in Mason City, Iowa all of my life. It is the birthplace and boyhood home of Meredith Wilson, and we have recently completely refurbished the Frank Lloyd Wright Park Inn Hotel. Both of our hometowns are beautiful...though completely different.

klk said...

Your hometown is beautiful. I think my home state is beautiful too, but we have more corn and bean fields. I live in Harlan, Iowa, but I grew up on a farm in southwest Iowa and wouldn't have changed that for the world.

Florence Burton said...

Cleburne, TX is my hometown for the past 5 years. Never thought of a necklace, what a unique idea and how practical.

Marilee said...

What a clever way to usr those cute little precuts. Everyone of your lines are my favorite. I must say that I'm a little disappointed that you don't live in France. I can understand because I'm a California girl, too.

Wanda said...

I live in Boynton Beach Florida. No mountains or hills so no awesome ocean views. We pretty much have to look at it from sea level! Love the necklace. Can't wait to make one.

trillium said...

I live in the Northern Panhandle of WV--in Glen Dale, where both country music star Brad Paisley and Lady Gaga's mother grew up and graduated from the local high school.

Would love to win some of your fabrics! Wish I could visit France!

Marilee said...

What a clever way to usr those cute little precuts. Everyone of your lines are my favorite. I must say that I'm a little disappointed that you don't live in France. I can understand because I'm a California girl, too.

Joan G. said...

Born in NC, Have lived in Virginia Beach, VA for 28 years. Collection photos are lovely-can't wait to see it in person.

Connie said...

I love the fabric, wow!
I am from Columbia City, Indiana.
Where I come from it is corn, wheat and bean fields.

tpott said...

Hi! My name is Toni Anne and I live in New York on the south eastern part of Long Island. Thanks for the visit to your hometown it sounds fabulous. There are so many places I want to visit because of the Moda Blog Hop. I'm having a great time! ;-> Toni Anne

M.W. said...

My hometown in Oakland, Michigan. Thank you for the chance to win.
Shawn

Wanda said...

My hometown is Dugway Proving Ground, UT, but we are stationed at Fort Huachuca, AZ now. The new collection looks beautiful...great job. :)

Jadie said...

Morning. My hometown is Fergus Falls, MN. The all American City. I could ride bike and be swiming in 10 mins. Love your stuff.

Anonymous said...

I live in Bucharest, Romania, but I was born and raised in a city called Targoviste. Thanks for the chance to win!

alice.porosanu@gmail.com

Janet said...

What a gorgeous fabric collection!! My hometown is Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Devon said...

I'm from the washington DC suburbs! Kinda boring :/

Lola said...

I live in Massachusetts. I love your Chateau Rouge
collection.
Merci to you and Moda for the chance to win.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm crazy for yoyo's and the necklace is adorable! I'm from northern MN--a little town named Breezy Point--where it is almost always windy!

stitchinbarb said...

I live in Ramona, Ca near San Diego. Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen said...

Very pretty necklace! Such a clever idea. My hometown is Tomball, TX. It s a fun town too close to Houston!

Rosa said...

The necklace is super cool!!.

I live in Murcia,Spain.

teachpany said...

My hometown is Franklin Square, NY, on Long Island. Love your towns!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Kaari-Love the name of your blog-I worked at a fabric store many years ago called Warp N' Woof. Your French inspired fabrics are fantastic & your necklace is inspiring-I love that you came up with something different. I live in NoCA near the San Francisco airport. I was born/raised in San Francisco, which I love, but moved to the burbs for better weather and politics. My email address honors my French-Canadian grandmother. Thanks for the opportunity to win some beautiful fabric.

Mary said...

Lovely fabric! My hometown is Pinehurst Texas just NW of Houston.

bethstrand said...

My hometown isn't that far from yours...I grew up in Costa Mesa, right next to Newport Beach. In fact, I remember going to Marine World the year it opened! Now I've migrated North to Oregon where I live at the End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City. Our population is 30,000 which is just right for me!

QuilterPatti said...

I grew up in Hawthorne/Torrance, California and moved to Diamond Bar when my daughter was a toddler. I also lived in Murrieta, California before I retired and moved to Searcy, Arkansas, the town where my grandparents (both sides) used to live. I love living in Arkansas -- clean air, clean water, nice people, no traffic!

CJ said...

Hi - I live in Bella Vista, Arkansas. I see another person from Arkansas left you a note. You must have a following here !

Karen said...

Now call Des Moines, IA home.

Julie Turner said...

What a lovely fabric collection. I would love to incorporate pieces into a scrapbook of a family trip we took to France a few years back. My hometown is Gilbert, Arizona. We are having a treat this week . . . the temperature is only in the high 90s!

VickiT said...

I live in a small town at the very top of the state of IL at the WI border. The town, South Beloit, is very small with only about 5500 residents so it's usually a quiet place and none of the busy traffic you see in the larger towns/cities. For that reason I love living here. The lack of anything to do is the bad part according to my kids who always complained about that. LOL I like quiet and the fact we can drive about an hour into the Chicago suburbs to shop and eat at our favorite two restaurants whenever we want to do that.

That's a great necklace. Thank you for the instructions. I LOVE the newest fabric collection. Such pretty designs.

Kerri said...

Kerri B.
I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: the city of brotherly love! :) Lots of history here!
I would love to win!
kabeilledesigns@yahoo.com

marilyn holley-stupka said...

I grew up in Iowa, lived 30 years in Wisconsin, and now my home is Indianapolis but we travel extensively, world wide for my husbands work so I think of myself as a quilt fabric buyer world wide. I have a big collection of French General Fabrics that I have purchased in the UK and all over the US. Thanks for the pattern and give away.

Judi said...

I live in Pinedale, Wyoming, a little mountain town 77 miles from Jackson Hole. I grew up in southeast Nebraska, but I consider Pinedale my home :)

martha said...

My name is martha mumaw and my home town is Sandwich,Illinois.

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Carol said...

I live in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have long, snowy winters which gives me lots of time to cozy up with quilts. I love all of your fabrics!

Potpourri said...

What wonderful fabrics you design. I live in Nova Scotia, next to the Atlantic Ocean.

Marja van de Nes said...

I live in Uithoorn, near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Do you know I thought you had some French ancestors, because of your fabric designs? LOL

Maxine said...

I live in North Richland Hills, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas.

Frank Kozlowski said...

I just LOVE your creativity! What a wonderful use of fabric. If I won I would wrap up the kit with instructions give to my teenage daughter for Christmas!

Frank Kozlowski said...

I just LOVE your creativity! What a wonderful use of fabric. If I won I would wrap up the kit with instructions give to my teenage daughter for Christmas!

Marilyn Snow said...

Thanks for showing us two hometowns. I live in Orem, UT.

Cassie said...

Thank you for the tour of your hometowns and the snapshot of your "dream hometown" :) I live in Winnebago, IL where I also enjoy horses! Love your fabric collections! Thanks again!

maggi said...

I am from Shawnee, Oklahoma, a city of around 30,000 less than an hour's drive east of Oklahoma City.

I have traveled to France and toured several of the chateaus in the Loire valley! What an amazing experience that I hope to repeat someday. Thanks for sharing about your hometown!

Rebecca said...

My current hometown is Fort Worth, TX. I have been blessed to have several 'hometowns' in the course of my life, including for a short time the beautiful Innsbruck, Austria.

B Greene said...

No wonder your fabric is so beautiful - you are surrounded by the best scenery!! I live in Milford, PA in the Pocono mountains. It is a lso beautiful, but in a very different way. Thanks for the chance to win!

Janet said...

We live just one county over from you in Costa Mesa! Thanks for the opportunity - love all your fabric!

Anonymous said...

I love your new collection. I live in Maryland. Sandy

Ellen said...

Really enjoy your blog and love the Chateau Rouge collection! My hometown is Portland, Oregon!

Thank you!

Ellen

Gina S. said...

My home town is Cypress Ca. 20 mins and we were at the beach!

debra said...

I am an avid buyer,collector of fabric,book your collections are breathtaking. I enjoy reading your blog. I live on the complete of the map Englewood, Fla. thanks for the chance to win!

Jan said...

I'm a SoCal girl, too. Born and raised in Long Beach; lived there 54 years. I've, now, lived in Murrieta of 14 years, and plan to stay. We really don't like moving.

vicmaz said...

I live in the middle of our pasture happily and blessed beyond measure, just North of Comanche,Texas. People always have a comment about our "long driveway".

Mary said...

Love the necklace and the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary

kathyinozarks said...

My hometown is mishawaka, Indiana,I left in the 60s after graduation, I now live in the ozarks woods in missouri.
wow-I love your necklace and really love your new fabric line. thank you for the chance to win Kathy

Anonymous said...

My name is Nanette and I live in Vancouver Washington. I love your necklace idea! Thanks for sharing it!

freakadoodles said...

I grew up in Hawthorne, NJ, but my current hometown is in Florida. Thanks for the project and giveaway!

Lorraine said...

Too Cute! I live in Rome, PA, a little borough in the heart of the Endless Mountains.

Karen Herrick said...

I live in the Minneapolis,MN area, I love our bike paths, lakes and parks.

Phyllis said...

I live in central Arkansas near the capitol city of Little Rock. Our state has lots of beautiful lakes and parks.

svelder said...

I live near Elmwood NE back in the woods, with all kinds of nightly creatures visiting our house, mainly raccoons and deer!

Love the necklace!

Beth Beal said...

Oh my gosh! I have been looking at a Charm Pack for that fabric and you post and that pattern just pushed me over the fence! It is gorgeous!

I live just outside Charlottesville, VA.

Kay said...

The town I have lived in is Grand Island, NE. but I was born in Germany due to my Dad being in the Air Force & we lived all over the country. The closest think I ever felt was a hometown was the small town of Gibbon 30 miles from here which was my mother's hometown & where we lived 2 different times when my Dad was deployed overseas. My parents ended up retiring there, too. Grand Island had 3 quilt stores with each one offering different styles of fabric, so there is something for every quilter here. We are also blessed with an abundance of quilt stores here in Nebraska. Love your fabrics & especially you newest line. Can't wait to start playing with some.

Margaret said...

I live in upper Westchester County, New York. Love it here! Thanks for the giveaway -- I always love your fabric lines!

Linda said...

Our vacation spot of many years became our hometown -- Heber Springs, Arkansas

Rita said...

my home town is good, old prescott, arizona - where we claim to have the oldest wild west rodeo every 4th of july! thank you for this great opportunity. i love this sweet necklace pattern and all of your fabrics.

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Judy said...

I live in a small town in Southern New Hampshire. Thank you for the giveaways!

Anonymous said...

I live 5 miles south of Lawton, Michigan, which is southwest of Kalamazoo. I love the rural life, but being close to quilt shops, too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Terri

mascanlon said...

Maywood, IAL a very old Chicago suburb is my hometown. I just visited there for my 50th grammar school reunion, lots of changes but I still felt like home. Today I live in Long Beach, CA. I have been a Californian now for 43 yrs and I love it. Thanks for the opportunity to play along.

JoAnne said...

I live in Yorktown, VA, but we just moved here this summer. I have to say that that necklace is so stinking cute!!! Wow, I'm going to have to get busy stitching and stuffing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I am in Clarkston Mi and I so enjoy the Michigan spring summer but my heart in in AZ I winter there as my parents before me and that is my hide away to sew my heart out! I love this fabric line!!! it is amazing! Thank you

Doreen B said...

I live in Aldergrove BC Canada. A small town close to the US Lynden border, and an hour from Vancouver.
Thanks for the chance to win. Love the colours in your line.

Rose said...

I live in Moscow, Idaho. It's a smallish college town in the beautiful Northwest. Rose H.`

Donna said...

Ooh la la! Just makes me want to hop on a plane.
Beautiful fabric.
My original home town is Chicago, but now I live in McCormick SC for the past 4 years.
Hope I win some of this gorgeous stuff.

Marcia said...

My hometown is Grand Rapids Michigan. I just love Michigan; it's so beautiful! Thank you for the chance for the goodies. I can just about imagine that curved house. Fun!

Cindi P. said...

My home town is Marshall, Mn. I love the necklace! What a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

RSHudson said...

Lovely pics; live in Tennessee but have vacationed several times in California (San Francisco with some day trips down the Pacific Coast highway)....beautiful! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Anonymous said...

i live in a sweet little village in western New York. You've done it again with Chateau Rouge---just fabulous!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My hometown is Buffalo MN. I live only seven miles from where I grew up on a farm and have never lived more than fifteen miles away. I must have picked up this gene from my father who lived within two miles of where he was born for 91 years....80 years in one place and 12 years in another! Yes, it's pretty special!

picketsews said...

Your fabric lines are always a WoW, but I think this new line is a double wow!!! Massena, Iowa is the place I have called home for the past 35 years. We live on my husband's family farm that has been in their family for well over 115 years. I feel at peace here on our farm. I see the beauty all around me.

Julie said...

My hometown is Casnovia,MI. Just a tiny little town which has tons of apple orchards and corn fields. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Sunnybec said...

I live in a small town in the Limousin region of France, and I love it!!! How lucky am I.

Tina said...

Wow! The Silvertop house is exquisite! Also LOVE the necklace as well as all of your fabric collections - wonderful! I'm in Carson City, Nevada.

Jillayne said...

My hometown is Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and I lived there for 37 years before moving "outside" to Salmon Arm, BC. It's a pretty town of about 15,000 on a beautiful lake and winter's aren't ten months long!
The necklace is a wonderful idea and I'm off to check it out, and the new fabric. It looks like another wonderful line Kaari!

Judith said...

Live is sunny South Texas where the weather is warm all year long. Except for a day or two. One year we had snow but, we where in Wyoming 15 degrees below when I snow at our place. Missed it! Love the yo-yo necklace and the fabric. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the small town of Clayton, CA. I now reside in Lehi, Utah.

Belinda said...

I love the pretty necklace. Thankyou for continuing to create inspiring fabric. My hometown is Christchurch, New Zealand. French General is a popular range among NZ quilters.
Belinda

Melanie Magnusson said...

Love the necklace! I live in the beautiful Northwest in Salem, Oregon

Mary Jo said...

What a great pattern. I plan on making this one soon. Hope I win some of that gorgeous fabric. I live outside a small town in central MN and love the quietness and beauty of the seasons.

Marianne said...

Looking forward to your new collection. Currently I live in Sarasota, Florida and do not care for it, too hot and humid. Love the project!

Joan said...

My first quilt was with your fabric, love it. My hometown is in the Fraser Valley, west of Vancouver, BC

Hopeful Homemaker said...

My hometown is Littleton, Colorado. It was a wonderful place to grow up. Jennifer H.

Tammy said...

My goodness, I love Southern CA! Such cool places. I live in Northern CA, Woodland. It is nice, but still love Southern CA beaches the best!

Cheryl A said...

Such a cute idea for an adorable necklace. I live in Cave Creek AZ. Small town on the edge of a BIG city!

NMSue said...

Live in Albuquerque, NM.

Brenda said...

I love your fabrics and have been collecting some of each line for several years now. I can't wait to see Chateau Rouge. thanks for the chance to win some.

missavene said...

Hey, I'm Melissa and my hometown is Saint John New Brunswick Canada. It is located on the east coast along the Bay of Fundy.

Samantha said...

I live in Surrey, BC Canada. Your fabrics are so lovely :)

Wendy said...

Southwest Utah is currently home, but Kansas will always be HOME! Love your fabrics. Thanks!

The Woolen Cellar said...

I live in Minnesota, Land of 10,000Lakes in a small town which I love. It is very safe place to live and the lakes are wonderful.

Regina said...

WOW! What a cool necklace my daughter would love it. We have lived in the Village of Holland, Ohio for 40 years, I think we like it here.

Bunny said...

I live near the small village of Elora, Ontario.

I made a postage stamp quilt using your "Lumiere de Noel" fabrics. It turned out lovely and I've had many compliments on it.

Grandma Rita said...

I love your new line, the patterns are beautiful. I can't wait to get creative with them. I live in Eau Claire, WI. I did live in CA for 9 years but the heat was too much and my heart brought me home.

QuiltSue said...

I live on the edge of a large city but very close to the Yorkshire Moors.

Rose M. said...

I live in Peru, IL in the middle of ALOT of corn and soybean fields but occasionally get to enjoy big city life in Chicago.

Erin@Sew at Home Mummy said...

Thanks for hosting the hop!
And, that necklace is gorgeous. I never would have thought to use fabric in such a way.
My hometown is Vancouver, BC, but my husband and I now live in Evanston, Illinois (first suburb north of Chicago).

lori fedorek said...

Lori,
Your necklace is great idea. Love your fabrics. Your tour of your town was great, love the chapel.

Cotton Blossom said...

I really like the necklace! Thanks for something different! I live in beautiful Covington, Georgia.

Anonymous said...

I live in Appleton, WI which is just over 72,000 and has plenty of activities to do and many good restaurants. Would love to win your giveaway! Janet L.

Brenda said...

My college roommate was from RPV, so I got to visit a few times... I agree, it is beautiful. I live in a small rural farming community in SE Arizona, Safford... The desert has always been beautiful to me. Sunrises and Sunsets are glorious to behold. I love all the reds you use in your fabric lines.

Ann said...

I live outside a small town, Trinity Alabama. Love living in the country.Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

SueJean said...

Your new collection is beautiful. I can't wait to see it up close and touch it. I live in Peachtree City GA. Hope I win!!

Deb G. in VA said...

Love your fabric! I live near Richmond, VA.

Heidi said...

I love the necklace! I live near Knoxville, Tennessee. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jo said...

Another beautiful line of fabrics from French General! I hope you send some to Lees Summit Missouri where I live! Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

Strasburg, PA here. Your tour was beautiful and makes we want to drive cross country again. We weren't lucky enough to have enough time to get to your area. Thank you for the fun pattern and all your beautiful lines of fabric. I love the grey and beige linen textures! I basically collect them as they become available.

Laura K said...

Right now my family and I live in Eagle Mountain Utah. I grew up in Orange County California though. I have been to Wayfarer's Chapel several times. I recognized it immediately. I love it there. I also went to Marineland when I was a kid. I don't remember it that well though. I have my fingers crossed that I win some of your beautiful fabric!

Cheryl said...

My hometown is a village of about 1000 people in Wisconsin. It's claim to fame is that it's halfway between the equator and the north pole. I went back there this summer to attend a graduation party and it still feels like home.

Anonymous said...

I live in a small town with a rural setting - lots of orchards and small farms. I love the quiet pace here. Your area is really beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your lovely fabric. I have liked every collection of yours that I have seen!
Linda Kay
lksmith47@gmail.com

Heartsdesire said...

I live in a small community about 20 minutes north of Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island. It's lovely here, being close to both mountains and the ocean. Love your sweet little necklace, what a cute idea. And your new fabric collection is wonderful.

Kd Brown said...

I'm Kathleen from NW Montana right next door to Glacier National Park, the most gorgeous place in the U.S.A.! Thank you for the great intro to Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275. :)

Kitten said...

I consider San Diego to be my hometown, even though I wasn't born there. I've lived many places & San Diego is hands down my favorite. BTW...I adore your new fabric line...can't wait to see some of it in person.

Mary said...

I have loved all your fabric lines, but I think this one is my favorite - I'll know for sure when I can see and feel! I live near a small town in eastern Oregon. A farming and ranching area. A great place to raise a family.
Yes, I would love to win some of your fabric, I'm drooling already and planning a project. Thanks for this chance.

csovey said...

I live in Austin Texas but I grew up in San Pedro just outside of Rancho Palos Verdes! I loved reading through your blog, it brought back a lot of childhood memories :)

Sharon said...

I live in a small town 20 minutes south of Austin, Texas called Kyle.

luvtoquilt said...

Visited your shop in Silverlake, and felt like I was in Paris! Love your fabrics and looking forward to the new collection. I live in Visalia, CA

Hildy said...

The necklace is beautiful and a great gift! I live in Munich, Germany, a beautiful place to be;) Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy

Iva said...

How I would love to join one of your chateau getaways in the south of France! I have recently moved to the Mississippi Gulf coast (far enough inland though to not be "too" battered by the hurricanes).

conny's quilts said...

What priviledge to live where you live! Awesome spot. I am from a very small village in the Northern part of the Netherlands, called Tolbert. It is surrounded by meadows...and you might know, no hills and mountains here at all, we love to visit those elsewhere in Europe in our summer vacation! Love this blog hop, and most off all the french general fabrics, allready made a quilt top with Rounneries in combination with Rural jardin. Thanks for a change to win you new design!

kitkabbit said...

My hometown is in Contoocook/Hopkinton, New Hampshire! I grew up in the middle of apple orchards in a colonial farmhouse built around 1740. Although I live in NC, my heart is in New England!

Susan Bailey said...

My hometown is Temecula, Ca, although no ocean views its been a wonderful town to raise our family in. I used to go to Rancho Palos Verdes about once a year to visit my moms cousin and their really cute three boys (I secretly wanted to marry one of those boys). I remember going to Marineland also! That was before Sea World was ever built in San Diego. How fun you actually worked there.
I don't know if there are words to describe how gorgeous your fabrics are! I have something from every line you have produced and of course am looking forward to seeing your new line in person - as nothing every looks quite as nice on the internet. Thank you for bringing such beautiful fabric to life

Dyann Cox said...

Queen Creek, Arizona is my hometown but I have lived in Gilbert, Arizona for the past 26 years. QC has been completely changed from when I grew up there but I have some great memories. I went to Marineland, it was great :)

Anonymous said...

My hometown is Reno, NV and thank you for the chance to win some of your glorious fabric!
Tami

tamiquilts at att dot net

Wendy said...

My name is Wendy and I live in New Westminster BC. France is so beautiful, we've been there a couple of time. Your hometown looks gorgeous as well.

Kathy MacKie said...

I love to live in my chosen city of Victoria, BC Canada. We retired here 5 years ago and have loved every day of it!

Goody Family said...

My current hometown is Rigby, Idaho, birthplace of television and Camille Roskelley. :)

Carolyn said...

I grew up in Orlando, FL and currently live on the Space Coast. It's a lovely place to watch the dolphins and mantees swim and the rockets fly. :-)

Sarah W. said...

My name is Sarah W. and I currently live in Enterprise, Alabama, but I grew up in Monterey/Carmel, California. Love Chateau Rouge and all of the French General fabrics for Moda! Thank you for the fun necklace pattern and the chance to win some of your fabulous fabric:)

Tina said...

My name is Tina and I live in Taylorsville Utah. I have been here for most of my 62 years. Thank you for the cute pattern.

Danielle said...

Monument Colorado is my hometown!
marksey3@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I live in a small village in The Netherlands. Thanks for the give away
!hanke@fijnvandraat.com

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I live in a small town in Central California called Visalia - about an hour south of Fresno. The beautiful scenery comes in the spring and fall when we have great views of the sequoias.

Donna W said...

I live in Baraboo, WI which is about 45 minutes north of Madison, WI. This is not where I originally grew up, but it sure has become my "hometown".

Cheryl Barkdoll said...

The town that I grew up in was ELmhurst, IL where my father was raised and also our three children. Since then we have lived in GA and now are back in IL in a retirement community and love it.The necklace pattern is wonderful. Some else to do with all of the wonderful fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

Dee said...

I am from Mankato, MN, and LOVE FRENCH GENERAL....all of it. I have become a FG fanatic

Monica said...

Love the new line...just beautiful!

My hometown is Austin Texas! Thanks!

Abbigail said...

My hometown is a small town called Calhoun, Ky. I actually live about 7 miles away in the country.

Becky S. said...

My hometown is Centennial, CO.
I love the Chateau Rouge fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ann said...

What a fun project! I live on a peaceful island in Washington State called Vashon Island.

LKDrum said...

I live in Maryville, TN. I'd love to be the winner to make a quilt from your gorgeous fabric!

Pam said...

I live just outside Atlanta, GA!

Elaine From LA said...

Here's my hometown, Kaari~~I think you'll recognize it. :~)

http://elainefromla.blogspot.com/

My parents bought a house in Hollywood Riviera in 1961 when I was eleven years old. I sold it ten years ago :~(

I live in Portland, Oregon now, but dream of returning to the South Bay someday~~although I wouldn't quibble if someone bought me a flat in Paris or a little cottage in the French countyrside :~)

Pat said...

My hometown is Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell. Where I live now is Pine Island, MN. Love the necklace.

WoolenSails said...

I live in North Kingstown, RI. I love it here and have always lived in this town and area. We are near the bay and a short drive to the ocean, so we spend the weekend walking along the beaches and lighthouse grounds. Love the shades in the new line.

Debbie

Jen said...

My home town was populated by more cows than people...I grew up on 500 acres in Eastern Quebec, Canada.

RichyJr said...

My Hometown is Chewelah, WA. My moms in Palos Verdes. And was Married in the Glass Chapel.

pbs.seams said...

I live outside of Pittsburgh, great city to live in!

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