March 24, 2011

Sponsored Giveaway - Quiltboxes!!

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!!!..................
Before I post the winner I wanted to say that I went ahead and put everyone's names in the hat if you at least visited Dave's store and came back to let us know which of his beautiful boxes was your favorite.  There was some confusion on the comments in the beginning so I do not feel right penalizing anyone who may not have left a comment.  There were only 3 bloggers who did not post that they visited his store so they will not be eligible for the drawing.  Please, any time you enter a drawing make sure you cover all of the elements to entering so you are not left out.

And something else... This is about the winner...
This person won something on my blog a few weeks ago and afterwards she asked that I not allow her to win again in the near future....  WELL... I put all of the numbers into Random.org and guess who's number came up!!  YEP!! ....HER'S!!! ......

SO!... I hit the generator one more time and guess who's number came up again!!!!!  YEP!!!!!  HER'S!!  It IS meant for her to win this beautiful box!! I could not hit that generator button again after it claiming her twice in a row!!

SO! Without further adieu!!!

SEWCALGAL!!! You are the lucky winner of Dave's beautiful box!!! 

And an FYI: The numbered spot where SewCalGal's winning number was is due to Jodi letting us know that SewCalGal sent her over!! Jodi is not a blogger but she loves reading them!

Congratulations Darlene!!!  Please send me an email with your mailing info and I will send it over to Dave!! :)

I would love to introduce you to Dave of Quiltboxes!!

Dave Grunenwald, MFA, honed his wood marquetry skills over 15 years of restoring highly inlaid antique pool tables. He now turns these talents to creating beautiful wooden boxes in the same fine woodworking tradition. He maintains a studio in a former 1880's blacksmith shop in Upstate NY.  You can view his pieces for sale by following this link: Quiltboxes.

He has taken some of the best-loved and most interesting quilt blocks from past centuries and translated them into finely crafted wooden boxes, using beautiful and exotic veneers to reinterpret the designs. Each box is unique; no two are ever just alike.

He handcrafts each box from premium cabinet grade Baltic birch plywood, so the inside reveals the delicate grain of the white birch. He cuts the quilt block design, by hand, to showcase the lush variety of natural colors and grains in the veneers, which often include spectacular bird's eye, burl, curly, dimple, flame, quilted or other figured woods.

These pieces evoke the comfort of cherished heirloom quilts, as well as the timeless strength of fine hardwood furniture.

Dave owns a blog so that his fans can follow along as he creates his new masterpieces!  Please go over and visit and tell him hello!  he will be glad you came!

He has graciously sent me a beautiful Bird's Eye Maple Tumbling Blocks box for me to use as a blog giveaway for my readers! How exciting is that!!

I can see all types of uses for this box but if it were mine, I would have to display it on my mantle for all to enjoy!  It is so beautiful!


So here is what you need to do to sign up to have a chance to win this gorgeous box!!

Go to Dave's blog and comment on one of his posts and let him know how excited you are to have a chance to win one of his beauties! You have to click on the title of the post you want to comment on and then once the new page opens, scroll down and you will be able to leave your comment.

Also, go to his store and come back and tell me which box is your favorite!

You have to complete both parts of the sign up to be eligible...

Extra chances.... Blog about the giveaway on your own blog and come back and post the link in a new reply and you will get an extra chance!  For every person who signs up and tells me they came via your blog will earn you even more chances!!

I will give the box away on Wednesday, March 23 at 12:00 noon Eastern time!

And don't forget while you are on his blog to use the form in the right hand top corner and sign up for his personal giveaways too!  You can also "LIKE" him on FaceBook and  "FOLLOW" him on Twitter if you like!! :)

60 comments:

Dave said...

Thanks for the opportunity Thearica.
I hope the box is well received.
I’m making the recipe box I’ll be giving away for Mother’s Day right now!

krisgray said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway!!

It's really hard to pick favorite but I like the contrast between the ash and walnut in the bear paw box.

SewCalGal said...

I gave a shout out on my page where I share insights on giveaways & contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

I'll also share on Twitter & Facebook too.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nanci said...

Wow! Wonderful boxes and there is just something about a man standing in the doorway like that.......

Deb said...

I checked out his boxes..quite talented! Esp love all the different quilt patterns. I like the Bear Paw one but also the jewelry box star one just underneath Bear Paw on the left sidebar. I also signed up on his sidebar for his next giveaway but didn't see a spot to make a comment on his posts. Am I missing something? I'd love to win!

Quiltboxes said...

Oh Yeah, I was meaning to change that to allow comments.
Let's see if I can do it with out my tech department, my girlfriend Beth. 8-)

Thearica said...

Hi Dave... I just gave you a quick call to see if you could enable comments but got your answering machine. Glad to see you caught it anyways. :)

Hope you are having an awesome day!

free indeed said...

I signed up on his blog and after looking at the boxes in his store, my fave is the recipe box Kentucky chain. All of his work is wonderful! The beauty of wood just can't be beat; it pulls at us and just says craftsman.

A.J. Dub. said...

I had to IM my husband to see these boxes. They are just beautiful! I like the Virginia Snowball keepsake and the Missouri Star jewelry box. But they are all fabulous.

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous box! If I won this lovely, it would definitely go on my mantel with my collection of boxes.
I really like the Kentucky Chain recipe box too.
Thanks for entering me in this giveaway. ~ Sarah

Needled Mom said...

What stunning work he does. I love that Gentleman's Fancy box.

Needled Mom said...

I visited his blog and left a comment. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win one.

~Kathleen said...

I visited Dave's blog and left him some quilty love after going over to his eStore. I love the Paired Keepsake boxes. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Nancy said...

I think the Kentucky Chain is my favorite. Wow, how beautiful!

Linda said...

I love the recipe box with the spools design on the top.

thank you for the opportunity to be included in this.

Rebecca P said...

These are such beautiful boxes & I would love to win one.
I went to Dave's blog but couldn't find where to leave him a comment. I signed up in the sign up box, but nothing happened. I must not be doing something right.
However I love the amethyst shown on his blog.

Dave said...

Rebecca, you signed up for the next giveaway, that's great!
If you click the post title "All Cut" you can leave a comment.
You could also do it at my Facebook page.
Good luck!

Marcia W. said...

My father was a woodturner so appreciate Dave's wonderful work. My favorite is Mariner's Star.

Marcia W. said...

Left for Dave: Comment #6 immediately below yours on quiltboxes.blogspot All Cut post. The Mariner's Star he is showing in the post is my favorite.

QuilterLaura said...

Wow, what wonderful work! This is a very difficult choice, but I think I like the wedding ring box most. I have a quilt in that pattern from my great grandmother so that design speaks to me. Thx!

Liz Schaffner said...

WOW the boxes are beautiful...I have never seen anything so pretty. It would look great on our coffee table(with my stitchery work inside...then maybe my DH wouldn't complain about my stuff being everywhere..LOL)
Crossing my fingers!
Liz

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

Left Dave a comment, wow what amazing works of art. I think that his keepsake hearts are beautiful and would make a lovely gift. Thanks for the chance to win one of these gorgeous pieces.

Debbie said...

Thanks for hosting Dave, Thearica! His work really is amazing. I like that he also does curves, such as in the Trenton quilt block. I did leave a comment on Dave's blog, too! Thanks for counting me in for the giveaway box.

MosaicMagpie said...

Being a Kentucky girl I have to like the Recipe box with the "Kentucky Chain" featured!
Deb

laobeau said...

Beautiful. I love the Northumberland Star. I've never seen anything like it. Thanks!

Brenda said...

How do you chose a favorite? They are all works of art.These are so pretty. I like all of them but if I have to pick one, I guess I would pick Amethyst.

Brenda said...

I tried to leave a comment on Dave's sight but couldn't figure out how to. Beautiful work!

Jayardi said...

••• Awesome! I'm loving the Mariner's Stars he's working on right now. I also like the Amethyst design.

I didn't see a comments area yet, but I did sign up for the next give-away.

Thank you for sharing his blog with us.

Jayardi said...

• • • Okay, I found the comments section and told him how beautiful his work is.

Thank you for sharing, and please, please, please pick ME! ☺

Quiltboxes said...

Thanks so much for all the complements and kind words, I really appreciate them. This is a labor of love and I can tell you know what that’s all about.

Sallie said...

These are beautiful! So hard to choose a favorite. I really like the tumbling block recipe box. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie said...

I left a comment on Dave's blog and posted about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/03/pigtales-and-quilts-giveaway.html

Lisa Marie said...

I commented on Dave's blog and went to his store. It was a hard decision, but I think my favorite is the Kentucky Chain recipe box. Thanks for the chance to win one of these beautiful boxes!

Stray Stitches said...

I visited Dave's blog and drooled over his craftmanship and even remembered to leave him a comment. My favorite block in his store is Recipe Box, Kentucky Chain. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

momma said...

Well I love the Mariner's Star, but that's not in his store, so a close second is the Jewelry Keepsake Box, Missouri Star, lovely heirloom pieces Dave.
Ruth

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/03/mystery-to-solve.html

Kathy H said...

My favorite of Dave's boxes is the Gentleman's Fancy jewelry box. ALl of them are just beautiful. I left a comment on his blog too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Thearica said...

Loving this love you all are showing Dave!!

quiltzyx said...

OK, if forced to pick just one....I think it would be the "Storm at Sea" that showed on the side of his blog. I don't remember seeing that one in the 'shop' though. For one of the ones currently in the shop, argh! Maybe Kentucky Chain - too hard to choose!!!!

quiltzyx said...

I found you on Linda's blog - Stray Stitches!

quiltzyx said...

I also blogged about your giveaway:

http://zzyzx-and-sue.blogspot.com/2011/03/foto-finish-spring.html

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I went and comment on Dave's blog, signed up on the right, and went to his store. I like the Gentlemen's Fancy design.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathleen C. said...

I was glad to leave a comment for Dave because his work is lovely. I especially like the spools recipe box and Lincoln's Platform keepsake box. (The Storm at Sea, on his blog, is really great!).
Thanks very much.

Mini MNM's said...

So awesome! I left a comment and also love the pinwheel as well as the Tumbling blocks boxes!

Butterfly said...

love,love,love the Mariner star on his blog but is not in his store, that is my favorite.

MoeWest said...

Stray Stitches sent me. I checked out Dave's site and I like the Lincoln's Platform box. I also left a comment on his Mariner's Star post. I liked these too!

Stitches said...

I went to Dave's blog and looked at his boxes, they are amazing. I also signed up for his personal give a way. Then I checked out his store and if I had to really! chose something, it would probably be the Tumbling Blocks recipe box. I love the movement he has created with the different wood.

Cassie said...

I love his blog, it is nice to be able to hear from the artist and their personal experiences with their work. Very nice. His store is nice too, I love the tumbling block recipe box, as well as the kentucky chain, both of those are pretty. And I have been wanting a recipe box for some time now but didn't want to just settle for just anything.

Cassie said...

I've blogged about Dave's boxes and the giveaway.

http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-giveaways.html

quilt nana said...

I would love to win one of your beautiful boxes /Thanks for a chance to win

Snoodles said...

(Wiping drool off keyboard) Those are so beautiful!! If I were not scared it would mess up my monitor, I would just poke one and pick that...it's that hard to decide which one is my fav!! I guess it would be the Kentucky Chain, though. Thanks for the opportunity to see those boxes! (Stray Stitches sent me.)
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Another amazing box from Dave! I love the Kentucky Chain box on his site.

Carol said...

Such gorgeous handcrafting! Hard to make a choice, but I think the heart boxes are lovely! I love the Mariner's Star too, but didn't see it in the store.

Jodi said...

Those are stunning. So beatiful and so unique. In his shop my favourite is the Gentleman's Fancy keepsake box but I love the Mariner's star on his blog most. SewCalGal Sent me over for this competition and I am so glad she did.

Kim said...

From his store, I really like Gentleman's Fancy. However, I have to add that from the blog, the Mariner's Compass is truly amazing and it will become my new favorite!
Kim / SeeingStars

Deb said...

I left a comment here much earlier picking my favorite box...but I couldn't leave a comment over on Dave's blog. I was just back over at his blog tonight and left him a comment. So please consider this as my 2nd part of entering. Thanks for the chance.

Sarah said...

I left a comment on his blog, and I like the light colored bear paw box the best!

girottih@yahoo.com

Nancy Sue said...

Just came over from giving Dave some warm fuzzies. What a talented craftsman! I love the Roman Fence Rail keepsake box. I need to place it on Hubby's Christmas list for me :) Thank you for organizing this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I signed up on his blog and my favorite box is the Mariner's Compass.

Susan
senstrings@yahoo.com

SewCalGal said...

Wow. I'm so very delighted. Dave's handmade boxes are absolutely spectacular. Thank you so much to Dave and to Thearica.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com