Surprise and Prize

Poinsettia on fabric

Last month while listening to a podcast at While She Naps with Abby Glassenberg, I learned that Abby would be giving her listeners an opportunity “to recommend great stuff you’re enjoying right now.” Listeners could record a message on the While She Naps website (technology – so cool!) and on Dec. 4th the podcast aired. To my surprise I was one of the people selected for inclusion in the podcast. I talked about Barb Owen, owner of How To Get Creative, who is someone I find inspirational and encouraging. Barb is a multi-talented artist and author who produces fun projects video on YouTube and offers special membership classes on her website.

Abby was joined by guest co-host, Stacey Trock, and the entire podcast was filled with great ideas from suggested reading, tools and notions, websites, blogs… I could go on but instead I’ll encourage you to check While She Naps out for yourself.

During the podcast Abby drew three names to receive prizes and I was one of them! My prize arrive a couple days ago and as you can see by the photo, the prize was a” Welcome pack” from Spoonflower. I have used Spoonflower for fabric printing in the past and I’m looking forward to again (included in the prize – Spoondollar credits).

It was so nice to be able to contribute to Abby’s Community Episode podcast and exciting to have won a prize on top of that! Abby’s entire website is a great resource for anyone interested in sewing, quilting, and so more more.

By Ann Scott

I started sewing and designing using fabric, thread, and paper when I was a child. I taught myself to make quilts, at first not following the "rules," then watched some experts, learned the rules, and made many hand quilted and appliqued quilts. I spent years focusing on miniature landscape quilts. Now I am a fiber and mixed media artist and that encompasses everything I have a passion for. I have taught, lectured, and my work have show nationally and internationally, some pieces have been published.


  1. Oooh, Spoonflower stuff. Lucky you. It’s lovely when unasked for goodies land in your lap. I hope you have fun deciding what to have printed. Recently I had some panels printed which I’ll write about sometime soon. But what I wanted to tell you was I had them done on cotton sateen which feels much nicer than the basic cotton or Kona. And it’s 56 inches wide, so you get a bit more.

  2. Yes, thank you. I remember, we discussed the differences in the cotton, in the past. I blogged about having my daughters art printed on their basic cotton (or was it Kona? Not sure) and deciding, for me, it wasn’t good enough. Included in my prize were labeled swatches of every fabric and wallpaper so now I can actually get a feel for the different fabrics. Although it is a bit like painting a small swatch of color on a wall knowing when the entire wall is painted it may look totally different – A large piece of fabric would show the drape, etc. and may seem quite different from the swatch, but they are a help anyway.

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