Friday, September 14, 2012

Moda Blog Hop - Hometown Visits & Giveaway!



As part of Moda's Blog Hop and Hometown Visits Event, today I'm talking about my home town and my new fabric collection, Mod-Century by Moda: I live in a town called Bedford, New Hampshire. My husband and I moved here four years ago when we found our dream home after years of searching. We had originally focused our search in Massachusetts, but after two years of not finding the right place at the right price, we expanded our search to southern NH and bingo! The house was hidden behind massive bushes that had grown out of control over the years, but the beautiful mid-century architectural elements were unforgettable. A month later we were homeowners! I've been having fun decorating the house since we moved in - and blogging about the process.



We have been here for a while, and I've since learned that comedian Sarah Silverman grew up here, as did SNL alumnus Seth Meyers. Adam Sandler grew up one town over, in Manchester, NH.

Woodbury Cottage Bedford, NH


Also we are lucky to have a great little quilting shop near the Bedford Town Hall called The Quilt Patch, where quilters can buy supplies and take quilting and sewing classes.



Which brings us to the good stuff: As part of the Moda Blog Hop and Hometown Visits Event, I'm giving away a bundle of fabric from my new Mod-Century collection! To enter, just leave a comment with your name under this blog post. That's it! I will announce the winners on September 15th at 11:00AM EST, so you don't have much time... Enter now!



To whet your appetite for these new fabrics, check out this block pattern I received from Moda: View it here.

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Misty West said...

Misty West

I love the new line! Thank you for a chance to win!!!

SewGoodPals said...

Great blog and lovely fabrics x

Carson's Mommy said...

Erin Kinney. And my email is wberin33@Gmail.com incase you need to contact me :)

Marja van de Nes said...

Oh, I adore those bright colours of your new fabric line! I will be on the look out to see if it hits the Dutch shops here! What a nice house and surroundings you found to live! Am I really the first to comment here? That must be becuse everyone in the States is still sleeping... And it's 8 A.M. in the Netherlands!

Carolyn Bahl said...

Cute Block and fabric. I think Martha Stewart also lives or did live in Bedford. Nice place.
Thanks for the pattern

Keith said...

It's gorgeous!! Love this colour palette, and design!

Carolyn Bahl said...

First one to comment,up too late tonight. Like your block and fabrics. I think Martha Stewart also lives or did live in Bedford, heard it is a great place to live. Thanks again for the pattern

lena lime said...

I LOVE this line. It's just beautiful! I'd love to win some!

dana h.

Martina said...

Thanks so much for the tour. Love your fabrics and those dots. Cute!
Greetings from Switzerland , hugs Martina

Jenn Ski said...

Hi Carolyn,
I think it's Bedford NY

Tamera said...

Wow - I love everything you do and the new fabric is icing on the cake!

Tamera said...

I love your new fabrics!!

Gitte said...

I already know what to use the fabric for. I recently discovered the joy of bag making and your fabric would be ideal - fresh and fun. Thanks for the opportunity.

lia said...

Cute block and very nice fabrics

Michelle said...

Love the fabric, cute block too.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Estelle said...

LOVE your work!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi I would love to win some of your gorgeous fabric
Greetings from the Netherlands
Miranda

Megan Wray said...

Love your fabric!
-Megan

EvnJo said...

Beautiful new line. I have my fingers crossed.
Jo Alilovic

Hildy said...

Cute pattern! Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Kathy MacKie said...

This blog hop has introduced me to so many wonderful designers, you included. Thanks so much.

Judith said...

Sweet town to visit. Love the fabric and your blog. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Sisbabestitches said...

What a gorgeously bright fabric collection and such a generous giveaway! Moda did a fun block of your fabrics. How brilliant to live surrounded by all those trees!

Homemaker Honey said...

That bundle of fabric looks fantastic!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Anonymous said...

I like the pattern and the new fabric line. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Karen W
Boogabearw@cox.net

Karen said...

Love the fabric and the pattern. Thanks for sharing a piece of your life.

Karin m said...

Love the new line of fabric.

QuiltSue said...

I love the look of your new fabric.

Melanie Wickham said...

Your patterns are soooo good and I love your colours, they look amazing the way you use them! Fingers crossed for the giveaway....

Judy said...

How cool is this, I live a couple of towns away from you! Thank you for the chance to win your lovely fabric!

SewSuzie said...

Love Mod- Century! Just gorgeous.

Mrs Yoastie said...

My real name that I only ever get called by my husband is Frederica. I was named after a Georgette Heyer novel :-)

Most of my friends shorten my name and my parents call me by my baby name.

Love oranges of the fabrics.

Siobhán said...

Love your new line!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the chance to win! sarahleighATinternodeDOTonDOTnet

Sally said...

new line--bright and cheerful, thanks for opportunity!

jennyg said...

I love the vibrant colors of the fabric and what a beautiful house.

Judy said...

Beautiful fabric line! Definitely can relate to your house hunting story. I never wanted to live in the county we are in but I found the house that I loved in that county and now I can't imagine living somewhere else. Thanks for the chance.

Meredith said...

I just love the fabric! Thank you for the chance to win!

jjthor said...

Real nice fabrics! My name is Jennifer Thornton thank you for a chance to win!

Unknown said...

elizabeth S says unusual colors and love the pattern thanks for sharing like the thought of bags for your fabric especially as we head into summer

hueisei said...

Love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing the pattern too. :)

Deborah said...

I love your fabric and the sampler block!

Jane said...

My name is Jane. How nice to be so happy with the place you live! The fabric is really pretty!

trillium said...

I'm glad you found a cute cottage!

Love those dots, and that's a nice group of colors--perfect for modern quilts!

kay said...

I love the block pattern - especially made up with your colorful fabric! Great to have another New Englander on this blog hop!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Fab block - I can visualise an entire quilt ---> it would be terrific!! I'm amycav at hotmail dot com and I love the looks of your fabric!!

Patty D from NC said...

Love the fabric - thanks for sharing.

Nana V said...

Love the colors, love the designs, love your house!
Thanks for a chance to win such beautiful fabric!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great fabrics! Thank you! Susan

Deb McHugh said...

I love your fabric! Thank you for the opportunity to win some!

Deb said...

Such beautiful fabric! i'd love to be included.

vicmaz said...

Howdy (did you expect that that somebody in Texas? LOL) Mod-Century is great.Thanks for sharing in the blog hop.

Lisa Marie said...

Gorgeous fabric line! Thanks for the chance to win.
Lisa

suz said...

Hello from the West Side of Manchester! Your fabric is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win some!

Pamela said...

Pamela

I love your new line! Can't wait to see it in the store - or better yet - to win it! :)

susan said...

Love your new fabric line. Thank you for the chance to win.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

Twyla's Thimble said...

I think these would make a great baby quilt for my new grand baby!!!!

Malini said...

Oh your so close by. I live in North Andover, MA. May be I will run into you someday :-).

I love your new fabric line Mod century.

cheers,
Malini Elumalai

sandi hall said...

Never met a dot fabric I didn't like.

Karen Danz said...

My name is Karen Danz.
Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabric! It's been fun learning about everyone's hometown!

sandi hall said...

Hi from Michigan...I never met a dot fabric I didn't like!

Kd Brown said...

What a cute block! Name's Kd and I'm having a blast on the Moda Designer Blog Hop! Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

carla j said...

Thank you for the visit to your hometown, I have never been to New England. It is on my list of someday places to visit.

Debbie Does Doodles said...

Love these patterns!
Debbie

rebecca said...

Yummy new fabric.

Susan C said...

I love your new fabrics! Great colors!

Joy said...

Hi Jenn!
My name is Joy Hinkelman.
Thanks for the post!
~Joy

Erin said...

I love your fabric...it's so fun!

Donna said...

Donna

Janet said...

Love your new fabric line - and its name is just perfect!

Thanks for the opportunity!

SheilaS said...

Oh-pretty fabrics! I really like anything with orange in-especially in the Autumn. Thanks for the give-a-way!

Linda said...

Love your new fabrics and the block is great.

Joyce said...

I'm not too far away...I live in central Maine. Love the colors in your fabric line!
joyce.spaulding@myfairpoint.net

Cheryl said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Love those fabrics.

Chris said...

Cute fabric. :) Thanks for the give away!

SheilaS said...

I love those bright oranges. I just wrote a comment but not sure it went through-it's not posted! What happened! :-(

Karen said...

Jenn -- your fabric is cool. Thanks for a chance to win. I've never been to New Hampshire but my brother travels there for vacation each summer. I hear it's special there.

Take care.
Karen

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Thanks for the great giveaway and the cute pattern!
Looks like you are fitting in well with MODA!
Take care, Leslie

kathy said...

Hi I'm Kathy from the other side of the country. What a wonderful fabric line. I love the modern designs and colors. I will be looking for it.

Nancyz said...

Thanks for the tour and the giveaway.

kathy said...

What fantastic fabrics! I love it

TLC said...

Thanks! I enjoy seeing the ideas that people come up with to renovate mid-century modern homes.

gccmom said...

Love the fabrics. It would be so nice to have a quilting store nearby. Although, it probably wouldn't be good on the finances!

tpott said...

Lovely fabrics, I'd love to have the talent to design, like you do. Thanks so much for the the tour of Bedford NH. ;-> Toni Anne

Sandi1100 said...

This Blog hop has been interesting seeing all the hometowns. Thanks for the chane to win.

Sandi1100 said...

It's been fun reading about the hometowns. Thanks for the chance to win.

heather said...

Love the fabric design! Heather

Heather said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.

Heather Ferguson
Broomfield, CO

Linda Enneking said...

Love the colors in your new line of fabric. The block pattern looks like a winner too.

Marianne said...

Glad you found the house you were looking for. I love your new line.

Shawna G. said...

I love your Mod-Century line. It's so fun!

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Jen, OMG your colors for Mod Century are awesome, love how orange and aqua pop together and the dots...yummy! Thanks for the pattern, and for sharing your home town...I've loved reading all the designers hometown facts of interest. Thanks for the chance to win some Mod-Century...have a wonderful weekend!

Sally said...

Isn't that always the case...work and work and work with little success and then' when you least expect it' an answer falls right at your feet. Congrats on the house and the fabrics are great too!

B Greene said...

Wow - New Hampshire must make people really funny :-) What a concentration of comedic talent in such a small area. Thanks for the chance to win - I love your new line.

Cheryl said...

Love the bright colors of your fabric line. So glad that you finally found your dream house. Thanks for being a part of the Blog Hop.

Anonymous said...

I love your fabric and what a beautiful home. Sandy

SewWhatsNew said...

Awesome fabrics. Love the colors and pattern. Great house too.

Susie Johnson said...

Such cute designs! Susie Johnson - susie4green@yahoo.com

Phyllis Van said...

Great fabric patterns and colors for making bags. Just love it. Great home town, glad you found your little piece of paradise. I live in the land of Loons and Lakes, Northern Wisconsin.

bee said...

love the free block design! thanks!! bee

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

Hi! I'm so happy to see someone from my area! I live in MA but have family in manchester area! I'll be following your blog :o)
I love your bright studio... it's very airy and great for inspiration! And OF COURSE your fabric is GORGEOUS too! ps - i'm going to North Conway NH today (not really near you but still NH!)
Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I wish we had a quilt shop in our home town where I could buy supplies and take classes! I have to drive 1 1/2 hrs to the closest quilty place! Thanks for your block---so cute. I'd love to win some of your fabric! Thanks for the chance.

Bonnie said...

Your fabric is beautiful - thanks for the chance to win!

Kristy said...

Perfect new fabric line for my next project. Kristy soardkg@fuse.net

Anonymous said...

My name is Nanette and I live in Vancouver Washington. I love the colors and patterns of you new Moda fabrics

Deborah said...

I love the new fabrics...and sew do my daughters! New England! Jealous...

apple blossom said...

nice fabric bundle..orange/green like. thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Maxine said...

Isn't it great that you found the perfect house to make your home!!

M.W. said...

Just lov ethe mid century modern look and the fabric. Can't wait to make something cool with it.
Shawn in Michigan

M.W. said...

I just love the mid century modern look and your fabric. Can't wait to make something cool with it.
Shawn in Michigan

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love Moda for introducing me to new designers.
I have many memories of family vacations in New Hampshire...a beautiful state.

Jacqueline said...

Congrat's on becomming a homeowner of a home you really like...so much fun to decorate and make your own.

Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

jleibfried@aol.com

Regina said...

Love Mod Century, would love to be working with such happy fabrics this winter.

Lou said...

HI from Copperas Cove TX!
Love the fabrics!!! They are SO bright and cheery!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Having trouble getting this to post. Love the fabric
Shawn in Michigan

Anonymous said...

Love your photos. And lucky you to have found your dream house finally. The fabrics look yummy!

JoyceLM said...

I love your fabric collection. Thanks for the block pattern & the chance to win.

MIss Sherry said...

I saw this fabric ummmmmm and absolutely love it. Can't look at it without smiling, big. IT's super.

Caitlin said...

Love the fabric

Angie said...

Oh I would love to be in New Hampshire :D Love those fabrics. :) Angela Shipley

Anonymous said...

Just love your new Mod-Century fabric collection. Abstract patterns are in and those colors are fun and exciting. These will make a great kid's quilt. There are so many endless possibilities. You can even use your collection to make a quilt from the free pattern. I am so ready to make a quilt from your giveway. I need to make something different and bold. I am from Sonora, CA. It is becomeing a bigger city with more and more people coming to live here to either retire or to just get away from the hectic bay area. We only have 2 quilts shops and one is Joann's. It is so wonderful to see new vivid colors and exciting chi fabric arriving. We just need more exciting collections. And, you got it.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Sandi T.
sandit1#sbcglobal.net

Becca said...

The new line looks like fun, so many ideas are going through my head right now. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna Joy said...

It is so interesting to hear about your town and finding your dream home. I'm amazed at your creativity, your designs are unique, the colors are speaking to me and I love it.
Thanks for sharing.
Donna from Canada

Kim said...

New Hampshire is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your hometown with us.

Wanda said...

Your line of fabric is exciting. Love the patterns and colors. Great little block.

Nicole J said...

Love the fabric! Definately my style which is hard to find around my hometown as I'm the youngest quilter in the group. Would be tickled pink if it showed up at my door! Thanks for the chance!

Materialmoments@yahoo.com

cakegirl said...

Such cute fabric and a fantastic giveaway. many thanks, Yvonne

Donna said...

Just love the colors and patterns in your fabric. So bright and cheery.

Christina said...

Hi, I'm Christina from South Bend, IN!

SueB said...

Love the new line. Looks so fun.

Kay said...

I love the colours of your new line. Thank you for the giveaway. The little quilting shop looks lovely, I would have to drive for a couple of hours to find a fabric shop so I do it all online. I especially like the way they offer sewing classes too as I dream of that kind of help.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

suzanne said...

Your new fabric has a very warm color palette, in contrast to the I icier tones of some other modern collections. Nice.

Tiara said...

I am excited about your line I remember first seeing it on Camille's blog

Kim said...

I love the new fabrics and would be so extremely happy to win~

Felicity said...

Love the fabric. Love love love your work. Can't wait to start stitching!

Kim said...

I love the new fabric and would be so very happy to win~

Felicity said...

Love the fabric. Love love love your work. Can't wait to start stitching!

Felicity said...

Love the fabric. Love love love your work. Can't wait to start stitching!

Caroline said...

Wow! Love that square! The possibilities are endless....

Caroline May :)

Felicity said...

Love the fabric. Love love love your work. Can't wait to start stitching!

Felicity said...

Love the fabric. Love love love your work. Can't wait to start stitching!

Felicity said...

Love the fabric. Love love love your work. Can't wait to start stitching!

Wendy said...

Your line looks FABULOUS! I love the colors!

quiltnmaryf said...

Great fabrics and pattern. Looks like a nice place to call home!

Anonymous said...

The colors in your new fabric line just pop!! Thanks for sharing.
Wanda

Cindy said...

Hi Jenn, Love the new line. Thanks for all your had work.

jmniffer said...

Such bright and happy colors in this fabric, it would be fun to work with it. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Love the Fabric
Tami C

Kacy Burchfield said...

Kacy Burchfield!

Love the new line! Thank you!

Aubs said...

The bright colors you use in your line are so much fun.--Aubree

Aubs said...

I love the bright colors you use in your fabric line, so much fun! --Aubree

Sherry said...

I love the cheerful colors and design of your new fabric line. Have fun making your new home yours.

Julie said...

Love the fabric line and what a great pattern. Thanks

Marcia W. said...

Your new fabric collection is lovely. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway. I enjoyed your story about your house search and eventual success at finding the home you love. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

janice said...

Love the colors of your new fabrics! Thanks

susiefloozie said...

Sue Hoover

Love your cheerful fabrics!!!

Katy said...

Love this line!

kt said...

Congrats on finding your dream home!
-KT

SteveCare Lorentzen said...

I love your fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

Katy said...

Love this line!

Suzanne W said...

Thank you for this offer...wonderful fabrics...great colors!

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Christy said...

I love your new fabric line. The colors make me happy!

Suzanne W said...

Thank you for this offer of wonderful new bright fabric...great line.

Anonymous said...

Glad you found the house you love. terriud@atcjet.net

Sally K said...

Really like the new fabric line. It's a good one for multiple seasons!

Suzanne W said...

Thank you for this offer of such great fabric...fabulous colors

Alta said...

Great color combo. I'd love to visit New England in the fall.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finding your dream home. Love the vibe of your new line.
~Debbie
kunzemc at aol dot com

Karen Smith said...

Love your new fabrics!

Willa said...

Love those prints!

They look as if you had fun designing and seeing design to fruition!

My retro nieces would love them too!

Sandy D said...

Dots I love fabric with Dots and the colors are awesome.Thanks for sharing your town with us.

Staci said...

Your area looks lovely! And how exciting to have found your dream home.
I am very excited to see your new fabric in person. I love the colors so much.

Carol said...

Great looking fabric!

Kay said...

Your new fabric is so pretty & I'm already thinking about what I can make with it.

Tee said...

Cool house! Cool Fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!
Tee

Ilana Joffe said...

Wow, a lot of funny people come from your area. Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

We have that line coming to our local shoppe : )
Thanks,
Carla

Karen said...

perfect colors and love the fabric. will definitely have to read more on your blog about your house. love mid-century!

Anne said...

Anne Carpenter

Jennifer said...

Love your new fabric line

Jennifer
jennifercreech7(at)yahoo.com

Erin@Sew at Home Mummy said...

Ahh! Is that your design studio?! I freakin' love it!!! And your fabrics are gorgeous. :)
Some very cool people are from your town! (Best I can do is...John Cusack? (Evanston, Il) lol)
Thanks for hosting the hop, you have an awesome blog. Adding it to my roll now!
Erin
mummyquilts@gmail.com

Jadie said...

Morning. Love your new fabric. Thanks for the block.

Jadie said...

Morning. Love your new fabric line. Can't wait to see it.

Ashley Taylor said...

Ashley Taylor
amtaylor817@yahoo.com

LOVE that fabric line! It's beautiful. I am now a follower of your blog!

Verna A. said...

Love those colors! --Verna A.

Donna Baker said...

ooh the fabric is GORGEOUS and I love that block pattern, how fun! so glad you found your dream home (I know what it's like...we BUILT our dream home on 2 1/2 acres, we are so blessed)!!

Abbybeth said...

the house looks great and I really like the colors in the new line

Rachel Booth said...

Aww I love your house and your new line!!

Fran said...

I love your new collection! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anne said...

So glad i visited your blog so I could see your vibrant fabric. You live in a pretty part of the country.

Joann said...

oh my! I have been following along all the shops and they saved the best for last!(for me anyway) That fabric is just making my heart go pitter patter - LOVE it! I don't have a mid century house but I do have an Airstream trailer that sadly needs redecorating - I should be so lucky to win your bundle, such fun I would have with it!

Sorcha girl said...

Great colors! Nice graphics! Thanks for the comments about your town and thanks for participating in the Moda Blog Hop.

Clara Chandler from Merced, CA.

mjb said...

I'm excited by this line!

Nancy said...

Love the colors and design of your new fabric.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Fun fabrics and fun block--thanks!

Beth Beal said...

I love NH! We have visited the Laconia area a number of times and had to go over to Manchester to get a car window replaced one year during our stay. I especially love Center Harbor and the drive around Lake Winnepesaukee! And we had the best lobster ever in Alton Bay!

Brigid said...

Love it.....Brigid York

Kate said...

Ahhh... I miss my New England! Love your fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

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