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Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Stocking Surprise Day 8

Martingale and Company
First off let me tell you something that some of you know and some of you don't. I am a book freak. I love books, I read books more then once, I don't think I will ever have enough books. And my favorite books are quilt books. I live for the ones I get in the mail. They are a huge deal to me. 

Martingale and Company is celebrating 35 successful years of publishing quality quilt, knit, crochet, and craft books and patterns. The company’s publications can be found in quilt, yarn, craft, and fabric stores, bookstores, on Amazon, and at www.martingale-pub.com. Founded in 1976 by Dan and Nancy J. Martin, the 100% employee-owned company has 40 people on staff, and almost all the employees quilt, knit, or craft during off-work hours. (The quilters at the company have created more than 1,200 quilts!)  See their full bio here About Martingale  Martingale is also the home of That Patchwork Place. 

What do the staff members want for Christmas? To keep spreading their passion for creativity around the world!

I don't know if you're signed up to get Martingale's "Weekly Wows"  which are special deals every Monday but if you aren't you really should be. The link above will take you to this weeks "WOW" and they have 6 fantastic offers.  Drop over and shop a bit, I know there must be a special someone that is difficult to buy for and Martingale & Company can definitely make you the "premier" gift giver this year.  The prices are great, shipping is reasonable.

Did you know they also have a book club?  Yep they do and each month you are emailed the selection and are given time to either accept, decline, switch, etc.. The commitment is worth it and you get a book free!! Check it out here Insider Book Club

Another fun aspect of Martingale is that they have "e-books" for those that are green inclined. Last but not least, each week they have "Quirky Question" where they ask their website visitors a question just for fun. Email them your answer and you could win a gift! They post the winning response each week, so watch for it along with the next week's question.

Web:  www.martingale-pub.com
Facebook:  Martingale-CompanyThat-Patchwork-Place

Today Mandatory Entries to Christmas Stocking Surprise:  
Drop over to Martingale's web page and tell me which book you hope they sent for me to put in the stocking by commenting here.
Like Martingale on Facebook and leave them a note thanking them and tell them I sent you. Come back here and comment that you did.

And of course don't forget the extra entries.
Extra Entries :  These are optional entries. You do not have to do any or all of them.
2.  Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (GFC)  The Learning Curve~Quilts and Such  (can only do this once)
3.  Follow me on Twitter  @jeannegwin  (can only do this once)
4.  Follow me on Facebook The Learning Curve~ Quilts and Such (can only do this once)
5.  Visit the sponsor/sponsor's  of the day on their blog/etsy/shop/etc..  Watch for link each morning.  (Can do this once for each day that the sponsor is "featured"  ie: if I talk about Paula Gsell 3 different times, you can do this 3 different times)
6.   Follow the sponsor/sponsor's of the day on Facebook and leave a comment on their page and here.  Watch for link each morning, if there is no link, they are not on facebook.  (Can do this once for each sponsor)
7.  Follow the sponsor/sponsor's of the day on Twitter and leave a comment on their twitter and here.   Watch for link each morning, if there is no link they are not on twitter.  (Can do this once for each sponsor)
8.   Tell me what you want the most for Christmas this year. (Can only do once)
9.   Show a picture of your newest made item. If you can't get the picture to post, send it to my email and I will post it for you. Uh-oh, nothing new?  The last thing you made is your newest, right?  (Can only do this once)
10.    Leave me a comment each day to let me know you are paying attention. Who knows I may slip in a gift that you only have a few hours to enter to instant win   :)  (Do this everyday if you want)
ANOTHER EXTRA ENTRY:  For every friend you send and they follow my blog and tell me in a separate comment that you sent them, I will give you each an extra entry.
You have lots of opportunities to win.   Visit my blog every day, there may or may not be surprises.  Be sure you read what I write about each sponsor, without them there would be no gifts to put in the stocking.  Maybe just drop by their Facebook and say I sent you and thank them for their generosity.  
My sponsors have gone above and beyond with what they have done.
Winner of Random Giveaway
The winner, drawn by the Magical and Mysterious DearHubz, is:  Beth
Beth, I will email you in the morning for you address.  As soon as I have it and my help shows up to cut for me, I will get you little "rollup" of all the colors you chose in the mail.  Now promise me you will show me what you make with it.  Congratulations!!!!
Jeanne

58 comments:

  1. So I am still paying attention! :D

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  2. From the Martingale Company I would love it if they could put:
    Jelly Babies and The Little Box of Baby Quilts in the stocking.
    I know that is two things but I can't decide which one is better so I am being greedy and asking for two!

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  3. Here is my latest project. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51802232@N04/6452006165/in/photostream)
    It is Christmas Elves, the pattern is from: http://blog.revoluzzza.com/2010/12/23/last-minute-weihnachtswichtelchen/

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  4. We are 2 peas in a pod when it comes to reading!

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  5. Well, my goodness...I'll be waiting to see if I am the lucky Beth!

    I've been a big fan of Martingale, but even so I had no idea about their book club. I'll be checking that out, and probably signing up when my budget allows.

    If I were to choose one thing from Martingale to tuck into the stocking, it would be the "Urban Country Quilts" book. I really like the looks of it, and would like to settle in with it and choose a few projects.

    I am not on Facebook, so couldn't "Like" them. I hope this won't disqualify me. I did update my profile with Martingale, and also answered their "Quirky Question".

    Thanks for all you do, Jeanne. I hope all of this merry-making is bringing the Christmas spirit to your house, too.

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  6. And, yes, I'm still paying attention. I see I'm not the ony one! While I was writing my last comment, two more comments were added. Are you feeling popular? :)

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  7. Whoops--it doesn't look as if my last comment, indicating that I'm paying attention, appeared. (At least I was paying attention to that!) Well, that allows me to add that when I updated my Martingale profile, I indicated I had been referred to them by you.

    Thanks, Jeanne, for all the effort you are putting into sharing the Christmas spirit with us far-flung quilters. I hope you're feeling a bit better.

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  8. I went to the website for Martingale Company and had a look around. So many neat books! I'd love to have either Bloom Creek Quilts by Vicki Bellino or Moidern Basics by Amy Ellis in my stocking. (Maybe I can get some fun reading in during Christmas break from college :D)Thank you again for such a neat giveaway!

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  9. I signed up for the newsletter at Martingale Company. Thanks for the chance to win.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  10. I'm still paying attention Jeanne.
    I'm hoping your feeling better by now. Did you get any reading done while you were sick? Usually all I want to do is sleep. LoL Thanks for the great giveaway!

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  11. I went to facebook and Liked Martingale and Company, (publishing), but the link that you had
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Martingale-CompanyThat-Patchwork-Place

    did not work. I could not leave them a comment to thank them.

    I do hope they put the book "Back to Charm School" in the stocking since we're quilters...

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  12. I'm still here and paying attention.

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  13. I was able to leave a comment on their facebook page and thank them for adding a surprise to the stocking by accessing their webpage and then clicking the facebook link. I told them that you sent me! I even gave them a hint to which book I wanted.

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  14. I am still paying attention. I do have another question...when you have written in red that says can only do this once, do you mean once the entire month or once ore day, even if you have 2 different sponsors formthe day?
    Also can you out up a rcap of your giveaway days so we can makesure we didn't miss any?

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  15. I would like to see the Charm School book, it looks great!

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  17. I left them a comment on FB, but your link didn't work. I was able to access it from their web site

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  19. Here is my latest project http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/2011/12/1-week-down.html

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  20. Today I want some fabric for Christmas...I seem to change my mind a lot :)

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  21. It would be great if Martingale had sent you 'Scrap Basket Sensations' but they have so many great books!

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  22. I'm a follower and still paying attention. Thank you

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  23. Scrap Basket Sensation looks wonderful! wink

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  24. I signed up at Martingale & Company for their newsletter.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I Liked Martingale & Company on FB.

    Thank you and Martingale & Company for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I left a comment for Martingale & Company, thanking them for supporting your giveaway.

    Thank you and all the Sponsors for such a generous and fun giveaway. Thanks for the chance to play and win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I visited Martingale & Company and looked through all kinds of neat books. Just like a candy shop. hehe. I'd love to have a new applique book as that is my new love. I'd be sew Happy to see Inspired by Tradition by Kay Mackenzie or Pennies from Heaven by Gretchen Gibbons in my Christmas stocking. Both books look fun.

    Thank you and Martingale & Company for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Hi Jeanne.. Still paying attention.
    Hope you're feeling like your old self now.
    Have a great day!!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Id say Id hope for Fast N Fun First Quilts or All ABout Knitting. =)

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  30. I even follow your blog. But not as diligently as I should!

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  31. I hope Martingale send you Fat-Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith, although their Xmas patterns are gorgeous, too.

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  32. I like Martingale Company on Facebook and left a comment. :)

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  33. For Xmas, I would like some books on how to use up my ever-growing stash, and plenty of time to sew. :)

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  34. I'm still paying attention. :)

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  35. I'm following Martingale on Facebook.

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  36. I am waiting on my order from Martingale now. Can't WAIT for it to get here. I went to their website and great sale going on. Thanks for the heads up!

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  37. Of course I follow you on Twitter. :0)

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  38. I would LOVE to have some gift certificates so I could buy some fabric and quilting books. Never can have enough of either of those!

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  39. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  40. Thanks for the info about their book club! I didn't know they had one and will definitely be signing up for it. I'm a quilting book FREAK, so this is right up my alley.

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  41. I would love to have Scrapbasket Sensations. There are quite a few more I would love to have too.

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  42. I already like Martingale on Facebook.

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  43. I already get their newsletter.

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  44. Id like jelly babies from Martingale

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  45. I would love to receive a whole new wardrobe. lol. Don't think that will happen so I'm hoping for some perfume that I love called J'Adore. Thanks for the giveaway.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  46. Still paying attention. (My paying attention comment disappeared, and I ended up leaving the mandatory Martingale comment instead of the paying attention comment. Seems like I often put all the mandatory entry comments in one comment. I'm trying to clear up the confusion so I can be entered for the incredible stocking!)

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  47. Liked them on Facebook and left a message

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  48. I'd love to see this book in the stocking All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place

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  49. book I'd like...
    Quilts for all Seasons...visited their website and facebook and said you sent me and Liked them and thanked them

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