Saturday, 20 July 2013

I i i t 's....(the same post but with an update)

... been a long time since I did a giveaway, so I'm about to put that right.

Update:  please see below for the small print I forgot!

Have you heard of Oakshott Fabrics?  No?  Well, you are missing a treat.  These are fabulous shot cottons handwoven in India specially for Oakshott Fabrics.  Go ahead and pop over there to have a look, I'll wait here for you.

See, aren't they gorgeous?  They are wonderfully soft to touch, in lovely colours and they all shimmer with a silky lustre. (Did you like that last phrase?  I stole it straight from their website cos I thought it described the effect so much better than I could!) It's hard to describe the appearance of the fabrics, and even harder to photograph them - and believe me, I tried - but thanks to the generosity of Michael (Mr Oakshott Fabrics himself) I can offer two of you the chance to see for yourselves.  I have two packs to giveaway today, each one consisting of 12 Fat 8ths.


The pack on the left is called Italy, and the one on the right is Lakes. These are so new, they are not even on their website yet.  Now it's confession time.  I wanted to see them close up, so I undid each pack.  I justified it by taking photos of the fabrics spread out so you could see them better, so here are the fabrics from the Italy pack

and here are the Lakes
They are all gorgeous, but my photos are not doing them justice.  I tried taking these pictures outside, but it is so bright that they looked totally washed out.  In reality, the colours are much deeper than they look here.

Anyway, enough of my wittering on, I should think you want to know how you can get your hands on one of these packs don't you? It's very simple.  All you have to do is visit Oakshott's website, have a good look round, and then click on the "contact us" tab to send an email to Michael asking to be registered for their newsletter.  (Don't worry, they do not share your details with anyone else) Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me you've done that.

Here's the small print:
  • this giveaway is open to anyone, wherever you live
  • I will need an email address to contact you if you are a winner, so, if you are a no-reply blogger, please leave an email address in your comment
  • the giveaway is open for one week, and will close at midnight on Saturday 27 July.  I will use Random.org to draw the winners, and notify them by email and announce them here on Sunday 28 July.   
  • Update:  the first name drawn will have the 1st choice of the packs and the second winner will receive the other pack.
 If you're not lucky enough to win this time, just go visit your LQS and ask for them.  (If they don't stock them yet, I am sure Michael would love to hear from them, so he can put that right!)

Oh yes, and one more thing.  If you are planning to go to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham (UK) and would like some vouchers from Oakshott to help your pocket money go a bit further, then all you have to do is email Michael and ask for some.  You have until the end of this month to do that.

Right, I  think you're probably all fed up with the sound of my voice by now, so I'll just say good luck to you all, and thank you very much to Oakshott Fabrics.

53 comments:

  1. I love Oakshott cottons and I have subscribed to their newsletter. What a great giveaway!

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  2. The Oakshott cottons are lovely! I've signed up for their newsletter.

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  3. Oh gosh ~ you are such an enabler! I signed up for their newsletter, and then I had to look in the free patterns section~ big mistake! :-o LOL Thanks for the chance!

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  4. Hi Sue! I have subscribed to their newsletter. I just discovered these when I was looking for a Kaffe shot cotton. I haven't seen them in person yet, but they look scrumptious! I live in Livermore, Ca and hope to see you at the Alden Lane Quilt Show!

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  5. OM! superb! Im already subscribed, dying to put my hands on some of these, x

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  6. Love shot cottons and what a super give away, thank you for hosting.

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  7. I've signed up for their newsletter. Oh this fabric is lovely to the eye, I've heard so much about it :)
    Thank you for the chance

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  8. I have just subscribed to the newsletter. The fabrics are yummy, especially the Lakes! Thanks for the chance!

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  9. I am subscribed to the Oakshott newsletter. Sure would love to try some of these fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Hiya Sue! Here's what I wrote to "Mr Oakshott":

    I am writing to ask to be included on your newsletter list as instructed by Sue Abrey. Your fabrics, which she shared with us on her blog this evening, are breathtaking & I look forward to learning more about your company and fabric.

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  11. These look so nice. I already get their newsletter. Thanks for the chance

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  12. These are the best fabrics ever! Solo soft! Thanks for the giveaway. I am a newsletter subscriberA,

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  13. Sorry Sue, I can't go over and sign for their newsletter....because I already get it! LOL Thanks for the giveaway and for including Internationals as well. Hugs x

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  14. I signed up for their newsletter.
    This is a wonderful set of fabrics. I love Lakes! ;-)

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  15. Utterly scrumptious fabrics, aren't they?!

    I've signed up for the newsletter and would LOVE to be in the running for winning a fat 1/8th pack!

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  16. Beautiful fabric!! I signed up for their newsletter.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  17. Thanks Mr Oakshott!
    I already get their newsletter!

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  18. I already get the newsletter but never ordered for now... thanks for the chance to try these fabrics.

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  19. Have never heard of them but i signed up for the newsletter. beautiful fabric!

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  21. ooops, forgot to say I signed up for the newsletter. Fabulous fabrics in wonderful colour ranges.
    Thanks for the giveaway, Sue.

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  22. My email address was already in their database -- because I'm an Oakshott junkie!

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  23. I love oakshott fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. I love the Oakshott fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  25. Those fabrics look absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the introduction to them and an opportunity to win some!

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  26. Im already subscribed but I`ve never ordered.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I'm signed up for their newsletter. The fabric is so pretty!

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  28. I have heard that these are absolutely the greatest of the solid fabric. Thank you for this great giveaway. They are gorgeous!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  29. I'm glad you unpacked them...they are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. SIGNED UP FOR THEIR NEWSLETTER

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  31. I never knew they existed and loved seeing the solid color quilt on the webpage cover with the circle quilting! It's graphic! I did sign in for my newsletter. I'm playing by the rules. :-) Can I mention that I'd love that Italy bundle....pick me first! LOL

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  32. Yep, that's me on the list as well!

    The fabrics are lovely and both of those packs are in colours that would suit Bag End so very well :}

    Thanks to Oakshott for a very generous giveaway.

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  33. I've signed up for the newsletter. Thank you so much for the chance to enter. This is gorgeous fabric. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. These look fantastic! I would love to have some. I have not seen them here I Canada.
    gforrest@talkwireless.ca

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  35. I love their fabric...I have signed up for the newsletter...
    I just heard you are coming to California to teach a class at quilting in the garden.....wait till you see Alden Lane Nursery..... it is a beautiful place.....I'm hoping to be in town and maybe be able to meet you.....

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  36. Hi Sue
    I'm already signed up to Oakshotts Newsletter. Hope I have a chance In the giveaway.

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  37. I've heard so much about Oakshotts beautiful fabric but have never had the opportunity to purchase any ;-(
    Thanks for the chance!!!

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  38. I've heard of them before, but don't own any. They look yummy!! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I just love the cotton fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  40. I signed up for their newsletter!

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  41. I have yet to see these in person, but have heard so many folks rave about them!

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  42. Well I just found your blog. And was surprised to see you have a give away. Please add me to the list of liking the new fabrics..

    Also many congrats to your son.. He is to be commended in many ways.

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  43. Well it would be rude not to really! And I love Oakshott :)

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  44. Lovely fabrics ! Looked at the Oakshot website & signed up - sure it won't be long before I spend some money there!

    Love the clever Christmas quilt by the way :-)

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  46. I would so love to win either of these gorgeous bundles and have so signed up for their newsletter.

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  47. Sign me up, those fabrics look absolutely good enough to eat!

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  48. This is a new kind of fabric to me - it looks lovely and I'd like to try making a quilt with it! Thanks for a nice giveaway.

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  49. Love Oakshott and already get their newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win one of these.

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  50. I have just signed up for their newsletter.
    I was intending to buy from them at the FoQanyway as I love their fabrics!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

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