First, I want to thank all of you who gave us such wonderful Get-Away ideas! We haven’t decided on anything just yet, but if we were to take all of your suggestions, we would end up quilt retreating, relaxing, and hiking in places all the way around the world to home, sweet, home! As I look at the 10-day forecast, and see that Mr. Snow is yet again planning to make another few entrances, I’m thinking “South Baby, South!” As for the winner of the Super Bright Light, the random winner has been selected: Jeanne B – who would be found floating in a pool with a good book! Thanks to you all for participating!
Now, on to our 2 Day Quilter’s Competition … which begins NOW!
Today is National Pigs in a Blanket Day — and so we thought we’d do a little Quilter’s Competition. It’s really quite easy, and the potential to win something really awesome is worth the 10 minutes or so that it will take 🙂
Simply go to the below link, add 1 to your cart, and check out — you will then have the COMPLETE instructions to make a PIB (our version anyway), Block.
Make it quick and then email us a picture. We will then make a ‘Virtual Quilt’ from all of the blocks! Plus, even better – you will be automatically entered into winning one of the hottest fat quarter bundles we have right now – the Viva Brazil color and fun eye-popping 12 piece collection!
To get started on the Pigs-in-a-Blanket Competition, Get Your Instructions Here!
Yes, Rokiratukina is the winner of the Mary Ellen’s Bet Press 5 pack – Congratulations Vicki!
Don’t you think it’s time for a breather? It seems like we’ve been going at light-speed since about Thanksgiving … with the End-of-the-Year craziness, Christmas, New Years, inventory (thhh), taxes (thzz), plus the addition of more than 37 new BOMs so far this year, it’s been quite the whirlwind here at Homespun Hearth! We’ve got just a couple of weeks before our May Customer Appreciation Month begins – which will be quite the crazy month … again … for us!
Super Bright Portable LED Lamp
So, I’ve been thinking, if I were to get away for a few days, where should I go? Do I laze on a beach somewhere tropical, go camping in a remote area with the serenity of nature all around, or perhaps visit an exotic land far away? I Could Sure Use Some Help … and would love to know what your Dream Getaway would be! And, because I always want you to know how much I appreciate you, all of you who let us know what your perfect getaway would be, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Super Bright Portable LED Lamp!
To make it easy, just fill in the blank in the comments section:
“If I had a few days to go or do wherever I pleased, you’d find me _________________________.”
Want to know who wins right away? Be sure to follow our Blog!
This time it’s only been 3 months since our last post .. but, that’s going to be changing soon! We will be resuming many of our fun post themes, and have many more coming. For now, and for your Friday entertainment, we have our Inner Quilter Name – and each of you has one, too. Mine is Janadanalamo (Each of the letters in Teresa matched with the listed letters).
Look at the chart below, and let us know in the comments what your Inner Quilter Name Is – and you could win! Over the next few days, we want all of you to let us know your inner name, and then on the evening of April 19th, we will randomly choose a name – and if your name is chosen, you will receive a Free Gift – a 5 pack of Mary Ellen’s Best Press!
OK, so while we don’t blog often, we are so excited about this new Google recognition!
Google & Homespun Hearth Press release :
Homespun Hearth, an online quilt shop which offers quality and innovative quilting products around the world was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting the Homespun Hearth website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information.
“We are so honored that Google has selected Homespun Hearth as a Trusted Store and awarded us this coveted badge. Homespun Hearth has been serving quilters around the world since 2001, and we continually strive for excellence. We focus and take pride in our exemplary customer service, exceptional and unique designs and programs to inspire our customers, fair pricing models, and our desire to satisfy each and every quilter around the world. This Google Accreditation inspires us as we continue to take all aspects of Homespun Hearth to the next level … always. ”
— Teresa Grundman, Homespun Hearth Founder & CEO
As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with Homespun Hearth and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.
Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like Homespun Hearth attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.
Homespun Hearth is a mainstay in the Quilting industry, and the Google Trusted Store Badge award is yet another reason for quilters to become a part of the Homespun Hearth family.
As we mentioned in our Newsletter, if we all heed this reminder right here right now, there is no doubt the malls, roads, and internet would be mobbed. But don’t you think the holiday season already in full gear? Thanksgiving is tomorrow! As we pondered this special day, we realized if you need a special day this time of year, to remind you to do your holiday shopping, then it’s not just this special day that’s a little wacky ……. :)
Come Back and Tell Us What You Thought!
Today, though, we want to spread some funny holiday cheer. My favorite story ever is available on You Tube – let us know if you watched it, and what you think! Plus, we want to know YOUR FAVORITE STORY EVER!
Plus, a reminder that Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Be sure to register your American Express Card by Friday, and you will get $10 back from AX on your purchase, plus we will have a special for all! Spend $30 and get $10 back … if you are using that AX, then your order will only be $10!
We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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False Confession .. I Have Enough Fabric Stash
So, November 21 is Always “False Confession Day” .. Why anybody would want to encourage false confessions is strange, but in the fun of the day, we thought we would go ahead and participate. But, here are some guidelines …. pretty much no-brainers:
Don’t falsely confess to a crime, that someone lost, killed or injured, or a relationship or love affair.
So, here is our False Confession:
I LOVE Sewing the binding on my quilts…
What’s Your False Confession?
Also, today we have a special offer. Purchase any of our Snugglers, and receive 12 Fat Quarters … Your Choice … For Free!
Here are the Snugglers
And Here are the Fat Quarters!
Have a happy False Confession Day!!
So, this month we have been letting you know about lots of holidays … every day there is something out there. Some of them are strange or funny, some of them are holy or philanthropic, and many of them are just an eye opener! So, today we were thinking it would be fun for you to Create a Quilter’s Holiday! Let us know what the name of the holiday you would create, and the date it would be celebrated. It can be anything you want! Who knows, perhaps during the next year we may even feature your holiday here at Homespun Hearth!
Enter to Win – Create a Holiday then Enter Here!
The Holiday we would create is “Get Warm Under a Quilt Day”. This would be held on January 9th. This is just enough beyond the holidays to sit by a fire and reflect about the wonderful season that just went by, and the upcoming year and all of the possibilities!
Of course, we wouldn’t want you doing all of this ‘work’ for nothing. Once you have created your holiday, click on the Shopping Spree Picture and enter for your chance to win $150. This is the 7th and final item in our $800+ Giveaway for November! You still have time to enter one or all of these sweepstakes – all of them end at 11:59pm on November 30. Some of them let you have entries every day! To see our complete list of entries, CLICK HERE.