Good morning, everyone!
I had a little panic moment when my pictures from this event would not download from my camera card to my computer! Fortunately, I found a workaround and I was able to retrieve the pictures – yea!
Last weekend, I was so excited to be able to attend a Downton Abbey themed tea and trunk show by Andover Fabrics and hosted by Fabric Depot. This was a ticketed event that had been scheduled for the weekend before but got postponed due to a snow and ice storm in Portland.
Each place setting was beautifully decorated and we could choose between a Creme de la Earl Grey tea or a Forest Park tea. I went with the Earl Grey and it was delicious! We also enjoyed delicate little bite-sized treats to go with our tea!
During the tea, attendees were invited to show a panel of judges any sewn creations that they had made using the Downton Abbey fabric line by Andover. I saw many beautiful and elegant dresses, hats, and bags that definitely fit the period of the show. Since I don’t really sew garments, I decided to create a little table topper using the Rock Candy pattern by Jaybird Quilts. You can read about it in my earlier post here. I believe that I had the only quilty type project to show the judges.
Towards the end of the tea, the prizes were announced and I won second place (most creative) for my little table topper! The prize was a $50 gift certificate to Fabric Depot that I, of course, spent when the tea concluded.
Here’s a picture of my prize and my entry:
I had so much fun at this event and found myself purchasing more Downton Abbey fabric! I want to make a bag and possibly a small quilt wall-hanging.
The trunk show included some completed quilts and bags using the fabric line. I took a few pictures so you could enjoy all of the wonderful creations.
Fabric Depot has posted a summary of this event with more photos on their blog here. There is a picture of my hands and the judges’ hands holding my little table topper about half-way through the blog post.
And now for the giveaway! To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. Be sure that I can contact you if you win! The giveaway will be open until Monday, February 24th at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time. I’ll use a random number generator to choose a winner. If you are a follower, you can earn an extra entry by letting me know how you follow my blog. I will mail internationally so everyone can enter.
The prize is a pack of Gutermann thread designed to go with the Dowager Countess fabrics from the Downton Abbey collection. This set includes a plum thread (#942), a light grey thread (#100), and a dark grey thread (#112).
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Love your table topper! I’m using a DA fabric in a sampler quilt. I follow you through the Portland Modern Quilt Guild blogroll.
Those thread colors are so lovely!
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Hi!!! Very pretty table topper!!!! Looks like the tea was fun!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!
Love your table topper… you have inspired me!
Great entry and lovely hands in the Fabric Depot blog. Congrats on your gift!
oh and one more thing.. I found your web site originally, because you have such a fine cat ( or cats) in the photo’s. I have 5 cats myself.. Lovely creatures ^..^
I love seeing your photo’s and blog.. follow you on facebook 🙂 Beautiful Downton Abbey.. thanks for sharing.. inspiring. 🙂
Beautiful, Wish I could have been there! I have my pile of Downton Abbey.. just waiting for the right moment to get going on something wonderful!
HI, CONGRATS on your winnings>very neat table topper!
Thanks for sharing the yummy threads>love these!
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Congrats on winning most creative! I just love the Table Topper! It is so lovely!
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I follow you and your blog on Bloglovin’ – thanks for an extra chance!!
Congrats on your win!! I am a big fan of Downton Abbey! Love the rich colours of the threads!!
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Congrats on your win! I love Downton abbey!
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Congrats – your table topper is lovely.
I love your table topper!
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What a lovely tea! I’d love to sew with the beautiful Gutermann thread.
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Beautiful threads, just my colours! Love the table topper, well done 🙂
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What a beautiful trio of threads! I definitely could put them to good use!
I follow by e-mail, found your site when I was looking for Toes in the Sand quilts.
Great collection, I saw it at Fabric Depot today. I LOVE that store!! Wonderful table topper, I love it!!
I love Downton Abbey and the tea party was a great idea. crystatbluern at onlineok dot com
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What fun to attend the tea party. I love Downton Abbey! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com
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How fun! I managed to get all four fat quarter collections for Christmas (and 1/2 yards of the Countess…she’s my favorite!) And, of course, I would have spent the gift certificate right away, too, I can always find something there! Beth @ Words & Stitches, firstname.lastname@example.org
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