Happy Anniversary Week!

Yay! It’s been one year since I launched Prairie Grass Patterns, and boy has it been a ride! Some of you have been here with me from the beginning, and some of you are brand new friends–and I’m so grateful to all of you. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you would give a little bit of your time and caring to support me and my dream. Really, truly, it just…there aren’t words to describe it. But thank you. Sincerely.

Enough with my jibber jabber…let’s get on to the party part!

Giveaways galore this week–so let me explain. Before I show you the goodies, here’s how it’s going to work: A comment on this post will get you your first entry. Any comment you leave on other posts this week (Today, October 3 through Sunday, October 9th) will earn you additional entries. Winners will be chosen Monday, October 10th.

Here goes!

There are 3 AMAZING giveaways this week, something to suit each level of quilter–from beginner to very advanced.

Beginner Basics

A copy of Elizabeth Hartman’s The Practical Guide to Patchwork

Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (Yes, those are mine, but I’ll send you new ones, I swear!)

Charm pack: Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda

Stash Builder

Fat quarter bundle from AdornIt! in their newest line, Vintage Groove, Grey colorway.

Layer cake: Jovial by Basic Grey for Moda

Jelly Roll: Spirit by Lila Tueller for Moda

Charm Pack: Clothesline Basics by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Quilting Queen

Russian Rubix

Fat Eighth bundle: Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda


There they are! The three amazing giveaways I have for you this week. To enter, tell me which of the three prizes you would LOVE to win.

And that’s not all…

“Like” Prairie Grass Patterns’ Facebook Page for a chance to win an additional Grand Prize! If the Facebook page gets to 300 followers, I will do a special Grand Prize giveaway next week, so be sure to share with your friends!

Finally, for Happy Anniversary week, use coupon code HAPPYWEEK to get 20% of your ENTIRE ORDER in my shop! Code expires 10/10, so be sure to use it quick. (And you just might notice, PDF PATTERNS ARE HERE!!)

Hooray for Prairie Grass Patterns, and for one year anniversaries! Be sure to check in all week for more fun freebies, recipes, and tutorials, plus my day to share my block for the Quilt Uberfest is coming up too. Today it is Karen Linton’s turn, with her block “South for the Winter.” Head over to get your free PDF!


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    Jan says:

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary. These are all great, but I’d love to be a Quilting Queen, and win the Fat Eighth bundle: Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

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    Kathy says:

    Um…do I HAVE to pick just one? I love them all. Alright, it is quilting queen. That is my favorite pattern and the fabric is gorgeous! I have been with you since the beginning of the beginning! ;) I am so very proud of you. Keep up the good work!

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    Gill says:

    Great giveaways!
    I’d choose #2 the stash builder because that’s what I’m doing!

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    *LyndiLou* says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! :D I’m so happy and excited about how far you’ve come in such a short amount of time! :) Good for you!

    If I won a prize, it would HAVE to be the Beginner Basics because I don’t know WHAT the heck I’m doing when it comes to fabric! ;)

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    April Hurley says:

    Happy Anni!! Very excited for you and your thriving company!! Hope it continues to grow in the coming years! My choice of these three awesome prizes would be behind door #2 :) I need to build my stash!!

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    Sandy says:

    I would love any of the three giveaways but I’m pretty sure the stash builder would be fantastic!

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    Linda says:

    Beautiful Giveaway!
    I’ll choose ‘Quilting Queen’, but love each of them!
    Thanks so for sharing!
    Happy Stitching to all !

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    Amy says:

    Congratulations on making it to a year! Time goes so fast when you’re doing what you love!

    I’d be sooo excited to win Beginner Basics! I love the Countdown to Christmas fabric and I’m definitely a beginner quilter!

    Thanks for doing this!

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    tusen says:

    Happy Anniversary! And I wish you many more to come (well, not first anniversaries obviously ;))
    I think I’d choose Quilting Queen, but all the prizes are great.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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    kristen says:

    Yay, I am glad I came back to the house to pick up more stuff/check internet! Totally worth the wild children loose in a mostly empty house.

    Beginner Basics, because I am a beginner, of course.

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    Sue Brandon says:

    WOWSER!! Congrats on the first year. I am so excited and can already tell this stuff is very addictive. You are one talented lady. I would LOVE #2. I am on a roll……Jelly Roll that is Yea!!!

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    Stephanie says:

    What a year! Always excited to see what comes next from you. You are very talented. Best wished to many more years to come. I would LOVE the Stash Builder looks so fun!!

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    Nancy D. says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for celebrating with us!
    I’d think I’d choose the Stash builder or Quilting Queen. They’re all greatness.

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    Beth J says:

    Oooh! I would love any one of them! If I had to pick one, it would probably be #2, with #3 a close 2nd!

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    Kortney Collins says:

    Hey happy Anniversary! Your patterns are beautiful. And as for a prize i’ll take whatever!

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    Gayle Allen-Grier says:

    What beautiful prizes to celebrate your anniversary week! I’ve been quilting for several years so I am way into the fabric collecting. I would love to win the fat quarters by Adornit! Congratulations and best wishes!
    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

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    Gayle Allen-Grier says:

    Also, I “Liked” your Facebook page.


    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

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    robin says:

    You are doing such a great job at this whole thing. I will be happy to be able to say “I knew her when…” And of course, I am already one of your FB folk!

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    Laura says:

    What a perfect day for an anniversary. This means that next year when you’re celebrating your second anniversary, I will be celebrating my first anniversary of being one of your new fans (thanks to LyndiLou!) If I won a prize I would want the Stash Builder because one can never have enough to feed the fabric addiction :)

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    Launi says:

    I’d love the beginner set…because I’m a noob so that would be most appropriate.
    Congratulations–and I think I should win a SPECIAL prize–because I’VE been here since YOUR beginning. haha.
    I love you and your shop!!

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    Amy Smart says:

    Mmm. I’d pick that delicious pile of Ruby. :) Congratulations! I’m so glad to have been able to meet and get to know you this year, April! Here’s to many more!!

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    Jillian says:

    Though I love the Russian Rubix so I’m tempted to say the Quilting Queen one, I probably be better equipped if I said the beginner one since I’m definitely a beginner! Love the pictures you always have on here. Showcases your skill in quilting as well as everything else you do :)

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    Doris says:

    Love Quilting Queen, but I think Stash Builder looks like the one I’d choose! Happy Anniversary!

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    Lynnette says:

    Oh dang that’s a hard one – I’m always working on my stash, but I’d love #3 too! I commented on FB too so maybe I could have a ticket in each? You’re amazing, it’s so exciting to watch your business grow.

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    Jennifer says:

    Congratulations! I’d love the stash builder. So fun!

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    Carla G says:

    Wow – those are all awesome prizes! I’ll choose Stash Builder as I could use some new fabrics! Thanks for a lovely giveaway! Happy Anniversary! :)

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    Happy one year!! I would love to make something with that gorgeous bundle of Ruby! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Amy L. says:

    Oh my goodness!!!! Such great giveaways!!!! I would love to win the Beginner basics the most or the Stash builder second (since I’m still so new at this!)! They are all awesome, though!!

    Congratulations on your first year!!! You have come so far!!!!

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    Dot says:

    Oh, I love your stuff on here. I am still a beginner quilter… I guess, but I already have most of the basics. So I guess I would like the Stash builder, but really any of the prizes would be nice. I will have to show you a pic of the quilt I am working on when it’s done. All I have left is the hand Quilting (that’s the scary part for me, but I don’t want to tie this quilt). It’s a sweet little baby quilt. Congrats on your first year, and good luck for the years to come.

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    Michelle M says:

    I want all of them! If I had to choose just one, it would be to increase my stash with prize #2.

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    Sue says:

    Can’t wait for the winner. Every one of the selections are great. Just like you and your patterns!!! Maybe no. 3

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    Jackie says:

    I’d consider myself fortunate to win any of them! My favorite would be Stash Builder followed by Quilting Queen and then the Beginner pack.

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Ivy PM says:

    congrats. well if i’m greedy i would like to win ALL OF THEM. but i have to choose – No. 3. thanks.

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    Stephanie G says:

    How can one choose only one thing for an Anniversary…I would love the Beginners Basics, but the Quilting queen has a Russian Rubix(I am all about Russian Anything) but the stash would be so great.
    Happy Anniversary – this is an Anniversary week for me too!

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    Teresa Baker says:

    LOVE the fabric squares! I am a quilter, but not really so good at it. Have worked on several with a friend, and those turn out well, but my own, not so much!! :)

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    kodi says:

    I am not really a quilter–I want to be though! All of your patterns are beautiful! I think I would chose the stash builder. Then I wouldn’t have to feel the guilt of spending money on something that is not “needed!”
    …Oh, and Happy Anniversary!!

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    Gaylene says:

    Congratulations! One year and many to go. I am in total awe with you and your accomplishments. You are amazing. Wishing the best to you and an exciting new year to come!

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    Paula G says:

    Congratulations! That is an exciting milestone. The giveaways are all amazing, but I have to say th Stash Builder is making me drool the most. :)

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    Paula G says:

    I became #180 to like your Facebook page. You’ll get to 300 I am sure.

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    LynnMarie WOod says:

    Happy 1 Year!!!

    I’d be THRILLED TO DEATH to win the stash builder prize!

    Thanks for a great give away!

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    Linda says:


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    Jodi R says:

    I am new to your blog (found it through the UberQuiltFest). I am very new to quilting so I would have to choose the starter pack as my first preference but I love fabric so I would not be sad to get any one of the others.
    Congratulations on the anniversary. I look forward to following you over your 2nd year.

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    Lynn Wood says:

    Back again for a second try! Still would love to win the Stash Builder!

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    MoeWest says:

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I would choose Stash Builder. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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    Gillian says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your patterns make me smile, and help me find new ways to dream in fabric. Thank you! I would love the stash builder since I am building up right now.

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    Teresa says:

    Congrats! I just found your blog via Blue Nickel Studios and excited to follow along with your adventures. BTW, if you moved to that pumpkin patch home, I’d totally visit. There is something awe-inspiring about that sort of, well, isolation for lack of better word.

    I love the Moda pack, of course. :)

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    Cayce says:

    I would love number three! They would be great colors for the quilt I am supposed to make, that you gave me the pattern for.
    But they are all great prizes!

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    Margaret says:

    Beginner Basics for me. Congratulations on your first anniversary! I’m still getting up the nerve to write my first post.

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    lisa says:

    It’s so hard to choose!!! What great give-aways :D I can’t get past the yummy fabrics in #3, though, so that will have to be my pick. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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    Judy says:

    All 3 are winners-But love Darlene’s fabrics, charms, and my choice is
    Stash builders!
    Thanks for all your great ideas-looking for the magazine with your

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    Syd says:

    I’m so glad I came across your blog! Congrats on this anniversary!! I love the Quilting Queen, although you can never have to much of a Stash Builder. Thanks!

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    Kris says:

    Thanks for the chance, they all look like great prizes!

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    Annmarie says:

    I almost missed your anniversay! Congratulations & hope you have many, many more! I already have several mats & cutters so fabric would be my choice – awesome fabric – thanks for the chance to win some.

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    Annmarie says:

    I “liked” you on FB! Now I’m on my way to check out your shop!

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    Cathy Good says:

    Would love to win Ruby! Those are my colors; would make a beautiful quilt.

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    Shelley says:

    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary and here’s wishes for sew many more! Love your prize packages but I’d have to go with #3 because Ruby is so beautiful. thanks for the opportunity.

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    Carol says:

    I’d choose the quilting queen prize – Ruby and Rubix. What a great giveaway.

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    Deb says:

    Congratulations on your Anniversary!!! Way to go!!! I’d love the Stash Builder.

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    VickiT says:

    Happy Anniversary. In coming to your blog from Quilt UberFest I saw your giveaway for your 1st anniversary so I thought I would see if I’m lucky today. I LOVE the block you created for the UberFest too by the way. I love Chevrons.

    If I am lucky enough to have my number picked, I would want the Stash Builder. Those are great fabrics. I do really love Ruby but think I’d rather have those in the stash builder prize because the variety would help me more.

    Thank you for a great group of prizes and chance to win.

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    MarciaW says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Happy Anniversary. I found your blog because came to get the UberFest block.
    Number 3 Queen of Quilting Ruby (my grandmother’s name was Rubye).

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    MarciaW says:

    I liked you on FB as Marcia and Margaret alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Besides Ruby, the Stash Builder is a wonderful prize that I like too!

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    Mindy says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    I’d choose “Stash Builder”. There’s alway room for more fabric at my house :)

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    Pat V. says:

    wow, those Ruby fat eighths would be a fabulous addition to my stash! thanks for the chance to win!

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    Cecilia says:

    Congratulations! I am a new follower. I would love to win any of the bundles, but Stash Builder would be my pick. Thanks for the giveaways.

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    amorette says:

    congrats! i found you from uber-fest…
    i do quilt a bit and would like to label myself a quilting queen, but i love the beginner pack- i need some new tools, mine are in terrible shape, and i don’t even own a mat or ruler!

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    amorette says:

    i also like your facebook page! amorette d.

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    Lynn Wood says:

    I’d love to win the Stash Builder prize..Just think of the great things that can be made with all that fabric!

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    Lynn Wood says:

    I also liked your Facebook page!

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    Donna Joy says:

    I found you through , love your chevron block. Happy anniversary, glad I found you. It will be fun following you to your 2nd anniversary.
    I’d love to win your stash builder, gorgeous fabrics, what a thrill to be able to sew with it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nicole Brouillette says:

    I’m new to your blog, but I like what I see! Congrats on your new quilt in a magazine! What a thrill that must have been.
    I’d love to win any of the prizes, but my favorite would be the Quilting Queen. I’ve been in love with the Ruby line ever since I saw sneek peaks of it months ago.

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