Wednesday, June 18, 2014

And the winner is......

First of all I would like to thank each and every one of you who left comments during our turn in the Clothworks American Made Brand Blog Tour. I enjoyed reading every comment.

Working with Clothworks during the tour was a true pleasure. The American Made Brand Cottons are an extremely fine quality of fabric. I'm all about texture and these feel amazing.
So, without further delay, the winner of the Clothworks bundle is Linda, msstitcher.
And the winner of the leftover bundle is Chiska.
I have contacted both winners and they will be receiving their beautiful fabric in the mail soon.
Thank you again for everyone who participated and please keep leaving those wonderful comments.
Sylvia Gauthier and Traci Marvel
Woolin Rouge Designs.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wyoming in Clothworks, American Made Brand Blog Tour!

I can't tell you how excited I am to represent Wyoming in Clothworks, American Made Brand Blog Tour! With so much to see in do in the State of Wyoming, I had a hard time narrowing down design elements to add to my idea of the Wyoming license plate block. Luckily I had just traveled from one end of the state to the other. One thing that I saw almost everywhere I went were Antelope, or Pronghorn. So that narrowed the choice of wildlife I wanted to represent. The mountains were easy. The one set of mountains known all over the world are the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park, which is attached to Yellowstone National Park.
You can download the directions for the Wyoming License Plate Block here . All the pattern pieces have been reversed for ease of drawing on to fusible web. I suggest using Print and Fuse to make it even easier.

Wyoming is the 10th largest state in our Nation with the second least populations. That means there is a LOT to do and a LOT of wildlife. Larger wildlife in Wyoming include elk, big horn sheep, antelope, buffalo, moose, black bear, grizzly bear, mule deer, white tail deer, wolf, fox, and the list of smaller animals and birds are too numerous to mention.

We are home to Devils Tower National Monument, 21 State Parks and Historic Sights, We have many museums including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, affiliate of Smithsonion Institution, which is the home of 5 different museums in one, which shares stories of the Authentic American West. And, it's only one hour away from Yellowstone National Park with many more natural wonders than just Old Faithful Geyeser.

The Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming . The Continental Divide runs North-South through our beautiful state with mountain ranges that include the Rocky Mountains, Teton Mountains , Absoroka, Owl Creek, Gros Ventre, Wind River, Big Horn Mountains , Black Hills, Laramie , Snowy, Sierra Madre. The highest peak is 13,809 ft. in the Wind River Mountain Range, and the lowest part is 3,101 ft.

Frontier Days in Cheyenne is one of the most popular rodeos in the USA. You can also see rodeos every night in the summer in Cody, the  Dinosaur Museum in Thermopolis, Indian Pow Wows, and so many more activities from hiking, and fishing, to riding in the mountains on horseback.

One of the things I am most proud if is that Wyoming was the first Territory to allow women to vote. Our state recognizes the importance in women and our contributions to society.

And we can't forget the Quilt Shops in Wyoming. Discount stores have hurt quilting all over the country but in Wyoming we still support our Quilt Shops. Our winters are long, and our summers are busy, so we realize the importance of creating with fabric. Which is why I feel it is so important to support something as precious as ClothworksAmerican Made Brand Solid Cottons, which are made right here in the USA. We are a country that needs to support our farmers and ranchers. Without these people and with out our support we are a country relying on other countries for our necessities.

Clothworks has been SO generous that they are giving away a fat pack of the solids to the lucky winner who comments on either this blog our our Woolin Rouge Designs blog. Don't forget to visit our Woolin Rouge Designs website and join our mailing list for any and all of our new patterns and exciting events.  

Since Clothworks was so generous in giving me 50 amazing colors of beautiful solids to create with, you get a chance to win the left-over fabrics for a second prize by commenting on the blogs. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you win.