Thursday, September 28, 2017

Five Year Blogiversary, Sale, and Giveaway!


Five years today!  I can't believe that I started this blog half a decade ago.

Back in 2012 when I started this blog Flickr was one of the main ways of connecting with other quilters online, Instagram was still in its infancy (I had did not have a smart phone and had not even heard of it), and I had a toddler and a kindergartner.  I began blogging to have more engagement in the online quilting community and to be able to take part in all of the fun linky parties that were happening around the web.

Fast forward to today, I now have a 2nd and 5th grader and am approaching the big 40.  I now have so many wonderful quilters that I am lucky enough to call friends.  I have published just about 500 posts, have over 2 dozen free tutorials, and posted close to 100 finishes.  I am now hosting my fourth annual mystery quilt and have a book coming out in February.  I look forward to the next 5 years!

I have a bunch of stuff planned to celebrate my 5 year blogiversary...



Five Year Blogiversary Pattern Sale
Meadow Mist Designs Etsy Shop

FREE SHIPPING All printed patterns in my Etsy shop have free shipping.  No coupon code needed, I have set all shipping costs to $0 for 1 week (until midnight Oct 5th).

COUPON CODE Use the coupon code 5YEARS for $10 off your purchase price of $35 or more in my Etsy shop (this will work out to be similar to buying 3 patterns and getting 1 free).  This coupon code will be valid until midnight Oct 5th.  

Want an even better discount?  Subscribers to my Meadow Mist Designs Pattern are getting an even better special coupon code (will be sent out at 7am EST on 9/28), you can sign up here for the newsletter and the coupon code.


(Note: When the launch of the pattern newsletter was sent out last week, the embedded form did not work well with some mail services, I am very sorry for this.  If you tried to sign up but did not receive an e-mail to confirm your desire to sign up or if you did not get a newsletter this morning (about 7am EST) you can resign up right by clicking this link.  Please let me know if you have any problems.)





Giveaway



How about a giveaway to celebrate too?  I am giving away one complete set of my printed patterns, 15 of my best selling patterns! ($150 value). The giveaway is open worldwide, but if the winner is outside the US I will substitute digital patterns due to shipping costs.

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter entry below: (if you are reading this post via e-mail, you may need to click over to the blog for the rafflecopter box to appear below).  To enter the giveaway, you must be a follower (new or existing) of my blog (e-mail, bloglovin, feedly, etc).  For a bonus entry, you can name your favorite Meadow Mist Designs pattern.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Giveaway now closed, congrats Sandra W!***

Thank you all so much for your support and friendship over the last half a decade!!!





64 comments:

  1. 5 years, what a celebration, and I hope that you, as I have, have wonderful new friendships world-wide, new quilting buddies, and you with your Mystery quilts have shared and given so much to us out here. I can only imagine if we could all gather together for one occasion!!!

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  2. Congratulations! And what great success too! Thanks for sharing your Mystery Quilts with us and I have to tell you, it was so hard to pick ONE favorite design!

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  3. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity!

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  4. Congratulations, & Happy Anniversary!

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  5. Congrats on 5 years! Such a successful 5 years too! So many great patterns all the best in the years to come.

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  6. Congrats! Happy Blogiversary! You have accomplished so much in that time, I find it very inspirational. Here's to many more years of blogging!

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  7. Congratulations! My favorite pattern is Canvas Lines!

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  8. Happy Blogiversary. - WOW - Congrats on five years! Thank you, Susan

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  9. Congratulations! Thank you for your kindness.

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  10. Congrats Cheryl! Five years!!! You are one of my biggest inspirations, so please keep blogging!

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  11. Time sure goes by fast! Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement!

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  12. Happy Blogiversary and wishes for many more successful years of blogging and creating masterpieces, Cheryl!

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  13. Congratulations! I have really enjoyed the Mystery Quilts. Hope you have many more years of creating and blogging.

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  14. Congratulations on 5 years! I've really had a good time reading your blog! Thank you for blogging! Enjoy your day!

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  15. Congratulations 5 years just flew by! I love quilt blog reading, it's my only connection to quilters. Most of the quilt stores in my area have closed or changed to add knitting or something else. Our 2 quilt guilds are quite a distance from me. Please keep up with your blogging there are many of us out there who really do enjoy reading, watching and getting inspiration from you. Thank you, Toni Anne ;-> Congratulations again!!!

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  16. Congratulations on 5 years, Cheryl! I'm so glad to count you as a close friend, and all because we met online! :)

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  17. Congratulations, Cheryl. I recently finished Half Circle Mirror for a quilt challenge. If not for your blog, I'd never have found the pattern.

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  18. WOW!!! Five years!! that is impressive in this changing world! Congrats, and know that I follow you. I'm 90 miles away from the closest quilting and/or fabric store...so I appreciate you.

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  19. Congratulations, Cheryl. The your mysteries!

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  20. Woohoo! Congrats, Cheryl! Can't wait to see what's in store for the next 5 years!

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  21. Congratulations on 5 years!!! awesome

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  22. wow congratulations. it has been fun following you. Look forward to the next few years seeing the creativity and fun
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  23. Congrats Cheryl. I’m looking forward to the next 5 years.

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  24. Congratulations! Thank you for all your hard work through the years. You have given us some great patterns and enjoyable quilt alongs. Looking forward to many more! Love your Canvas Lines pattern. Beautiful! ndfromsd atgmail dotcom

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  25. Congrats to you!!! Thank you for another great giveaway to celebrate! I have really enjoyed your Meadow Mysteries! Hope you have lots more 5 year anniversariew!

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  26. Happy Anniversary. Thank you for the draw. You have some wonderful patterns. raydeer@memlane.com

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  27. Congrats of 5 years of blogging. Thanks for sharing so much with us!

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  28. Congrats! You are doing great! Just keep on having fun, I enjoy your geometric style :)

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  29. Five years! That is longer than I have been quilting - thank you for your work it encourages and inspires me...

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  30. Congratulations on 5 years! You sure have accomplished a lot in a short time :)

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  31. You've certainly made a giant impact in the quilting community in five short years! Happy blogaversary!

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  32. Cheryl congratulations for 5 wonderful years. Your patterns are all outstanding, but I love the mysteries.

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  33. Congrats, Cheryl! It's amazing where things can lead!

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  34. Congratulations, engineer by day.....love your mystery quilts!

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  35. Congratulations and thank you for being you!

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  36. Congratulations!!!!!! And I love your patterns! So appreciate you sharing all your designs and inspiration.

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  37. Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for all your content and tutorials!

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  39. Congratulations!! What an amazing feeling you must be feeling! Happy Anniversary too! πŸΎπŸŽ‰

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  40. Has it been five years? It seems like yesterday. Thank you for all the inspiration, wonderful mysteries and great patterns! Here's to many more!

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  41. Congratulations and happy anniversary. I'm so glad you decided to blog and share your quilts and patterns with us. You are one of my favorite quilt designers!

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  42. Happy blogaversity. I've loved every post.

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  43. Congrats!!! You definitely inspire me.

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  44. Congratulations!! What an amazing feeling you must be feeling! Happy Anniversary too! πŸΎπŸŽ‰

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  45. Wonderful accomplishments! Congratulations!! :)

    -Soma

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  46. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

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  47. Congrats on 5 years of blogging!

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  48. Congratulations, I love several of your patterns. I've not been able to sew for a while due to making some changes to my sewing room. It's been a long process due to my health problems, but I'm seeing the end of the tunnel!
    I hope to be back at my machine by the end of the year. :)
    cathyquilts at woh dot rr dot com

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  49. Congratulations!! It's been great following you and playing along with your mystery quilts. All the best for the next five years.

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  50. Congratulations on 5 years! I love your blog and your patterns - I've done so many quilts with your designs and I look forward to making many more!

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  51. Five years, worthy of celebration. Keep up the good work!

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  52. Happy Blogiversary Cheryl! Congratulations on this monumental milestone. So glad to have been able to meet you through blogging and consider myself blessed to have you as a quilty friend!

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  53. Congratulations on your 5 year blogiversary. Thanks for sharing all that you do and thanks for continuing to blog.

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  54. Congratulations on your anniversary Cheryl. You have achieved so much over the last five years, I wish you lots more in the future. You are such a generous quilter and blogger and contribute so much to the quilting community. I have already pre ordered your book.

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  55. Congratulations on 5 years! Thank you for all you have done for your readers in those years. I'm subscribed to far too many blogs, but there are only a small number of those which I watch for and read as soon as the email comes (or as close to that time if something else is going on with my life). As you can tell, this was one of those times, in which I wasn't able to read as soon as it arrived. I'm happy I finally was able to read it.

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  56. Well, from you winning the charm pack I think it was on my very first giveaway, to becoming QBL friends, I have thoroughly enjoyed following you, Cheryl. Chatting with you, testing your wonderful patterns, being the owner of several of them, (and when I put Pike's Peak as my favourite, I thought why have I not made it yet??!!), doing 2 of the 4 mysteries you've run (doing Yvonne's this year but watching yours and might do it after Christmas) make my blogging quilty world that much more complete. Congrats on how much you've accomplished. Can't wait to see the Plus book!

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  57. Congratulations on 5 years. I always enjoy your blog so much. I am behind, but working on Meadow Mystery. Thank you for the chance to win the generous giveaway.

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