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One time I was reading my favorite magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting. My husband took a glance over my shoulder at what I was reading. He was impressed with the content, and compared it to reading a textbook or a field journal, as my way of studying to stay current in my field of “work.” Major husband points for that comment! 😉
{LPQ pictured with my weekender bag… details to come}

It’s a huge honor to have Love Patchwork and Quilting as a sponsor of Sewvivor this year. They will be giving our Sewvivor champion a 13 issue subscription of LPQ. I’m also so lucky to have the LPQ editor, Jenny Fox-Proverbs, on board as one of our Judges. The staff behind this magazine are absolutely amazing and have been oh so fun to work with behind the scenes. They want to make sure that everyone has the chance to see what their gorgeous magazine is all about, so today I’ve got a coupon for you to download Issue 9 for free (NO strings attached, keep reading for the free code).

Look how cute Alice is- she sent me Issue 10 with a little note pointing to page 14 where you’ll find…

…a pretty cool blurb about Sewvivor! AH! So fun to see my blog printed in my fave magazine, which hails all the way from the UK! Stay tuned at the bottom of this post for a few Sewvivor Notes!

At first glance, you can already tell why I love this magazine, right? It’s gorgeous! Pure eye candy for any fabric and quilt lover! I love that each issue has tutorials and templates to make the coolest modern quilts or patchwork projects. I stay up to date with the latest fabrics, trends, and big events. Most of the projects are made by bloggers who I follow on social media, and its very fun to see their work in print. (I just might have something coming in a future issue… can’t wait)!
Another reason I love is because each printed issue comes with a free gift. Issue 9 came with a really cute package of “hexies,” the perfect template to use in cutting and sewing together hexagon shapes. (This happens to be one of the challenges for Sewvivor… I wonder if any of the contestants will have these and use them)!
To get your FREE digital copy of Love Patchwork and Quilting, Issue 9:

Step 1: Download the app. To download the LPQ app for free, click HERE.
Step 2: On iPad, tap “voucher.” On iPhone, tap “help,” then “voucher.”
Step 3: Enter voucher code: sewvivor

Terms & Conditions:
Voucher valid from July 14-21, 2014. Offer redeemable in respect of iPad/iPhone apps available on the App store only. Use subject to our Terms & Conditions for in­app voucher codes. Offer is non-transferable. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. No Cash value.
You can follow Love Patchwork and Quilting on Instagram and Facebook too!

Feast your eyes on more quilting eye candy found inside the magazine…

It’s been a huge treat reading through the Sewvivor entries so far, and getting to know the contestants through their words and pictures. I will be thrilled to have any one of the contestants chosen to be in the competition. They all seem like very friendly competitors, and insanely talented, so I’m excited about that!  I’m so glad its not up to me to decide- I have an awesome panel of judges (aka- the Tribal Council) who will help choose who sails away to the island for competition. 
A few reminders about auditions… your entry does not have to be a quilt… just anything quilted! Same goes for the competition projects- anything quilted counts! This competition is for novice and experienced quilters- for anyone who is up for a fun challenge! To audition, go here!
For those who are excited about Sewvivor but wish not to enter, please sew along with us anyway! There will be a Sewvivor Sewalong happening. Just sew along with the challenges, and instagram your pictures along the way. (Tag me @familyeverafter and hashtag #sewvivor and #sewvivorsewalong). Or add them to the Sewvivor Flickr Group. There will be random prizes given to Sewalong participants! Fun for everyone! Check out the bi-monthly challenges here.

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Once upon a time…

I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.