Friday, October 5, 2012

First Friday Shop Hop + Giveaway: The Quilted House

Welcome to the first First Friday Shop Hop! I'm Michelle and I run The Quilted House and am a proud member of RNEST! I've been away for a bit, but am happy to come back and offer you this new feature on the blog.
During the monthly shop hops, you'll get a blog's eye view into the shop, get to know the artist, and get a chance to win something awesome! As a way to reintroduce myself to you, The Quilted House is the first shop in the hop!
A blog's eye view of The Quilted House:

Meet the Artist:
RNEST: Tell us a little about yourself.
Michelle: Well, I'm a quilt artist. I like to make small functional items and wallhangings so that everyone can have a little something quilted in their lives. About ten months ago I gave birth to my first child, so although I don't plan to start making kids stuff, I have started seeing things differently and am starting to bring more fun and quirkiness to my work. My daughter loves the quilts I have hanging around the house and just stares at each element. It's making me so much more aware of details and patterns and I'm incorporating that awareness into my projects.
RNEST: What's your favorite part of being an artist?
Michelle: Letting my imagination run away with me. I also really like the social aspects of shows and being on an Etsy team. So much of my work is solitary, but the minute you go to a show, even if you're not vending, you're surrounded by friends and soon-to-be friends.
RNEST: You've been at this for a while. Any advise for someone just starting out?
Michelle: Well, I feel like I'm just starting out myself after being away for nearly a year, but I know from past experience that the most important thing is to connect with other artists and Etsy sellers. Networking is key. Promoting one another is so important and that's why I love being on an Etsy team. A local team, like RNEST, is particularly special, as I get to see the team members at shows and around town, too!

RNEST: Any coupons or promotions at The Quilted House?
Michelle: I'm getting the shop in shape for the holidays right now, so you'll see new items listed every week. And because I love RNEST so much, to reward folks for checking out the blog, you can get 10% off your purchase by using coupon code RNESTROCKS.
RNEST: So, tell us about your giveaway item.
Michelle: Well, I wasn't sure what I wanted to give away, so I asked my Facebook fans what they wanted. Hotpads are what the public demanded. Unfortunately, I don't have many sets in my shop, so the second demand was for The Jotter. So, the winner of the giveaway will get the choice of any set of hot pads OR Jotter listed in the shop.
The Giveaway - Open worldwide:
Winner's choice of any set of hotpads or Jotter in The Quilted House.
To enter:
MANDATORY ENTRIES:
1. Follow this blog.
2. Stop by The Quilted House and give it a heart.
If you're already a fan, just say so in the comments.
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
1. Pick a favorite** piece in The Quilted House and:
Tweet it using the Twitter button on the listing. (one entry)
Like it using the Facebook button on the listing. (one entry)
Pin it using the Pinterest button on the listing. (one entry)
**{multiple favorites = multiple entries!!}
2. Tweet the contest using the Twitter button at the bottom of the post.
3. Share this contest on Facebook using the Facebook button on the bottom of the post.
5. Like the RNEST Facebook page.
This contest will run until October 11th.
The winner will be selected using a random number generator so anyone can win!
Good Luck!
* Please post all entries below and remember to comment for each entry so that your multiple entries are counted.

76 comments:

  1. Follow blog via GFC Name : Hana's Clay
    heart Quilted House on etsy : hana clay

    hana_clay@yahoo.com
    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  2. 1. Pick a favorite** piece in The Quilted House and:
    Tweet it : https://twitter.com/hanalone/status/254508040332648448
    Like it : https://www.facebook.com/hana.clay/activity/213829755413772?og_perm_src=OPEN_GRAPH_SINGLE_STORY
    Pin it : http://pinterest.com/pin/2533343511731489/

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  3. 2. Tweet : https://twitter.com/hanalone/status/254448386550407168

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  4. I am already a blog follower and already have The Quilted House on my etsy faves! katy010305

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  5. 3. Share this contest on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/hana.clay/posts/389912581081564

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  6. 4. Like The Quilted House's Facebook page : hana clay

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  7. I already like The Quilted House on facebook!

    Katy A.

    thecountryblossom at hotmail.com

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  8. 5. Like the RNEST Facebook page : hana clay

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  9. I already like RNEST on facebook! :)

    Katy A.

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  10. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/254509874900267009

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  11. 6. Follow The Quilted House's blog Hana's Clay

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  12. I tweeted this item from the quilted house: https://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/254510281349275648

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  13. I am already a blog follower of the Quilted House blog! :)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  14. I like the Quilted house on Etsy as dspdavey and follow this blog.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  15. I like the Quilted House on Faceboook as Deborah Davey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  16. I like RNEST on Facebook as Deborah Davey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  17. New follower from Indonesia :)

    dita
    dita.maulani(at)gmail.com

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  18. Loving The Jotter - Mini Quilted Notepad Holder - Your Choice of Colors very much!

    dita
    dita.maulani(at)gmail.com

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  19. Following you (Birgit on GFC) and hearted The Quilted House (Birgit Lehner)

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  20. Liked The Quilted House on FB (Birgit Lehner)

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  21. Liked RNEST on FB (Birgit Lehner)

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  22. I follow in gfc and I marked you as a favorite
    Rennieangie@gmail.com

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  23. hi. i liked BOTH your fb pages and your etsy page. i like the christmas stockings! i want one for my son! logansmommy0611@yahoo.com

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  24. 1. Follow this blog. DONE
    2. Stop by The Quilted House and give it a heart. DONE!


    imnotarunner at gmail dot com
    etsy: imnotarunner

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  25. http://www.etsy.com/listing/110575205/the-jotter-mini-quilted-notepad-holder


    love this pattern
    imnotarunner at gmail dot com

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  26. 4. Like The Quilted House's Facebook page.
    facebook.com/anita.bah.7
    imnotarunner at gmail dot com

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  27. following this blog and hearted their shop
    beewbedard

    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  28. liked on fb
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48805491/hot-pads-in-funky-lime-and-ice-blue
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  29. https://twitter.com/BeeWBedard/status/254735112124645377

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48805491/hot-pads-in-funky-lime-and-ice-blue
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  30. http://pinterest.com/pin/456059899735003513/

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48805491/hot-pads-in-funky-lime-and-ice-blue
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  31. https://twitter.com/BeeWBedard/status/254735555005382656
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  32. http://www.facebook.com/brenda.witherspoonbedard/posts/180015285468974
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  33. Liked the RNEST Facebook page
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  34. Following The Quilted House's blog
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  35. Follow blog via GFC Name : Valerie Theberge
    heart Quilted House on etsy : Valerie Theberge

    V_theberge@hotmail.com
    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  36. aaaahh, my gosh i love this shop. love those Jotter, they will go great with my new purse. i'm a follower as saladforbreakfast :)

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  37. Like #3 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/110741590/the-jotter-mini-quilted-notepad-holder

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  38. Like #1 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/110575736/made-to-order-the-jotter-mini-quilted

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  39. Like #1 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/110575381/the-jotter-mini-quilted-notepad-holder

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  40. Like #2 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/110573984/the-jotter-mini-quilted-notepad-holder

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  41. Like #3 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/110668355/the-jotter-mini-quilted-notepad-holder

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  42. Like #1 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/63941120/quilted-journal-cover-glad-plaid

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  43. Like #1 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/110574933/the-jotter-mini-quilted-notepad-holder

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  44. Like #1 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/69227083/four-pack-made-to-order-gettin-down-to

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  45. Like #1 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/110205958/quilted-checkbook-cover-fresh-and-funky

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  46. Like #1 on FB http://www.etsy.com/listing/58284211/doubly-chic-billfold-style-wallet

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  47. I've followed and hearted it on etsy <3

    etsy username: brightpowder

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  48. I've pinned two!
    1 - http://pinterest.com/pin/111816003219780675/

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  49. And the second pinned:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/111816003219780678/

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  50. following this blog on gfc as jhb
    Hearted the shop as jhbalvin
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  51. http://pinterest.com/pin/265571709247893268/
    pinned this cute jotter

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  52. http://pinterest.com/pin/265571709247893276/
    pinned the business card holders

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  53. gfc: GloriaTea
    etsy_ gloriatea
    gloriatea at hotmail dot com

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  54. your GFC follower as Szappanbubi
    and hearted the pretty shop on etsy as Szabina L

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  55. + liked The Quilted House's Facebook page as Szabina Luzics

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  56. + liked the RNEST Facebook page as Szabina Luzics

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  57. pinned:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/125186064613467271/

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  58. + pinned:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/125186064613467275/

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  59. Hi! I follow your blog via GFC.
    Lisa
    mistyfuji *at* yahoo *dot* com

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  60. I favorited *hearted* your Etsy shop too.
    Lisa
    mistyfuji *at* yahoo *dot* com

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  61. Stop by The Quilted House and give it a heart.

    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

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  62. Following The Quilted House Blog
    very nice

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  65. Following on Gfc as kiss_shani and favourited the etsy shop as ButterfliesSky

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Liked the quilted house on FB as Shani Smet

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. Liked RNEST on FB as Shani Smet

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. Following the quilted house blog on GFC as kiss_shani

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  69. I hearted!

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  70. Follow via GFC: Sam Stamp

    samimcsamsam@gmail.com

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  71. I hearted: Etsy name Sam Stamp

    samimcsamsam@gmail.com

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  72. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/stamp4ever/status/256510663910883328

    samimcsamsam@gmail.com

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