Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hen House Designs

Do you remember when I told you about this quilt pattern I'd found on eBay?  It's called Summer Picnic.


I asked blog readers if anyone knew about the pattern company, Hen House Designs, and the only thing any of us could find was a quilt shop with a similar name.  Well, let me tell you the rest of the story.

When my pattern arrived, the back of the pattern contained the name of the designer, Monice Moffat, and her email address.  I emailed Monice to tell her how much I liked her pattern and to find out what other patterns she's designed and where I could find them; that began an email exchange between us.

I learned that Monice has an Etsy shop, Nana's Hen House.  If you click on the shop name, it will take you to her shop where you'll see she has a couple of different pattern designs.  She has a beautiful tulip pattern called Whimsical Hearts and Tulips, a table runner pattern called Folk Art Flower Basket, Summer Picnic, and a brand new tablerunner pattern that's similar to the Summer Picnic quilt above, but it's a runner and she's done it in wool.  She even has a couple kits listed if you're interested.

But here's the really cool thing:  Monice was kind enough to send me a Summer Picnic pattern, like the one I bought, that I could give away to one of you.  Isn't that really nice?!  Please leave me a comment saying you'd like to be in the drawing and I'll enter your name.  I'll draw a winner Thursday night to be posted on Friday's blog post, so remember to come back to see if you've won.  And say hi to Monice in your comment, if you'd like--I think she might check in on us at some point.  Thank you, Monice, for your generosity!

62 comments:

SoozeM said...

I love the quilt and would love to be in the draw for the pattern! Hi Monice, I love your patterns, do you have them available as PDFs by chance?

Naomi Campbell said...

It beautiful - love it and wow arent you lucky to be given one as a giveaway.
Thanks for the link to Monica etsy site - Hello Monica - love your designs - very homely.

Dorothy said...

I love this pattern -- I have checked out her Etsy shop -- Nice Patterns Monica -- thanks for the chance to be a lucky winner
Dorothy in IL

DebrafromMD said...

I would love to be in the drawing. Thanks for giving us the pattern information.

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely pattern - would love to try it! Thanks for the link to Monice and I'd love to be in the drawing!

Cindy

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the pattern. Thanks for the chance. Hi Monica, checked out your site. Loved your patterns.

Nonnie said...

Kim
I went to her etsy shop I love all her patterns. I would love to make the give away.
THank you so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

I love all the patterns.
So pretty. Also Kim I want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog.
You are the first thing I check on when I start my day. Thanks for being there for us.
Hello Monice. I love your patterns
and your website.
Claire

Brenda said...

What a lovely pattern. It just says summer to me. How generous of Monica to give one of her patterns away.

Marj said...

I checked out Monice's patterns and they are really cute. I will pass her location out to my wool group when we meet this month. Thank you for the chance to win the pattern.

JoAnne said...

I love this pattern--it is right up my alley! I'm going over to check out Monice's Etsy shop. Hi and thank you Monice for the chance for a drawing!

Doniene said...

I would LOVE a chance to win this cute pattern!! Thanks Kim and thanks Monice!!

Blessings

sunny said...

What a wonderful pattern! It really is a summer picnic. I'm off to visit Monice right now, and check out those tulips. Thanks for a chance to win this beauty.

Libby said...

So cool. Yes, I'd love to be entered. Patriotic designs are one my favorites.

barb a said...

I would love the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!C

barb a said...

Thanks for the chance to win,!

Janet said...

Ooh, I'd love to win a copy of this pattern! Thanks to Monice and to you, Kim, for your generosity!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Kim and Monice. The chance for this pattern is unbelievable. I have 3 children in the military. The house I just moved into is all red white and blue decor. This quilt is perfect. Thanks again for the chance. Sandi (Michigan)

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern and the one with the hearts as well. Just learning to do applique and would love to try this one.
Sue

Oh my, my word verification is fword.

Quilter Kim said...

Love your quilt. How nice of Monice to send you one and nicer of you to do a giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

Doris R. said...

Hi Kim and Monice, thanks for the chance to win Summer Picnic! It is a beautiful pattern, and I would love to have one to hang in my home for the summer months! Monice, I also love that wonderful Summer Picnic Table runner pattern that you have in your Etsy shop!

Doris R.

Shirley said...

I love patriotic patterns and Summer Picnic is just perfect! Hello Monice--your patterns are lovely!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kim said...

Of course I would love to win the pattern! I'm trying to make enough quilts/largerwall hangings to change them out each season and holiday. I'm not doing very well.:(. This would be great for summer and the Fourth of July!

Nancy said...

Oooo, that is such a cute pattern--I would love it Even though I don't do applique much, I would for this.

jan goerke said...

Absolutely charming...would love to do this one. Heading to Etsy right now.

Phyllis said...

Just visited her site. Really cute patterns. I would love to be chosen to win the pattern. Thank for the chance.

Shelley said...

What a beautiful pattern - I'd love to win it! I think I could even manage to finish it by the fourth of July - just perfect for the summer. Hope your post gives a boost to Monica's shop because her designs are lovely and we need to see more.

teresamnj said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! Absolutely love it. Have to run and check out Monica's Etsy shop to see what other goodies she has for us! Thank you for sharing!

Margie said...

So patriotic!! Would love to have a chance for this one!

ytsmom said...

I love that pattern! I am on my to her shop as soon as I finish this!!

kcenya1950 said...

don't you just love the bloggy world? i had a similar experience recently after reading a blog about traveling. really cute and summery pattern. would love to win it

Patti said...

This is such a great pattern - I'd love to win it. Monice, you are very talented!

Sharon Hughson said...

I'd like to win the pattern!

Anonymous said...

Great pattern Kim. Thanks for including Nana's shop site. Would love to be entered in your drawing.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Launa

Richelle said...

How sweet is that! It really is a great summertime little quilt!

Quiltsmiles said...

That's generous of Monice and you, thanks so much too for the link to her other creations. Nice to see different designers. Jane

scottylover said...

That is so nice of her! Please count me in. We have a quilt shop here called "Helen's Hen House" but she doesn't design patterns, so I knew it wasn't from her. Will have to check out the other patterns she has!
Sandy A

Jacqueline said...

How generous of both you and Monice. Thanks for a chance and I will go check out her Etsy shop

Jacqueline

jleibfried@aol.com

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I went to Monice's etsy site and, although I love this patriotic pattern, decided to buy her Hearts and Tulips which suits me even better! Told her I saw her on your blog. I'm going to bet she runs out of patterns because of your wonderful quilt, Kim!

quilter said...

Don't enter me in the contest, I purchased her pattern and emailed her but just wanted to say that I really like this pattern and I hear she is designing a Fall pattern so we can watch for that!

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Sue said...

I will have to go check out her Etsy shop . How sweet of her to give you the pattern. I love anything patriotic

Nicolette logan said...

I would love to win this pattern.This is just the project to quilt again after a few month break.

Frankie said...

I love this quilt! It's right up my alley . . . I love patriotic stuff! Thanks for the link to Monice's Etsy shop -- I'm pretty sure I need a couple of patterns. :D

dortha said...

Very nice looking quilt. Would love to win the pattern.

sue said...

Would love a chance to win this cute pattern. I went to Monice's etsy site and I like the whimsicle heart pattern, too. Very creative!~

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

This is such a wonderful pattern and exactly what I've been searching out this week. I hope to someday have an entire collection of patriotic quilts...my goal is to make one each year!
Monice, you've done such a sweet thing...thank you for sharing your talent with us all!

Stitches said...

That is a really neat Patriotic pattern , I love it too!,,

sandi s said...

I love your quilt and would love the pattern. Thank you for the link to her shop also.

linny said...

Glad you eventually found the pattern. It's a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Gayle said...

Love the Americana flavor of this quilt!

quiltgrammy said...

Love the pattern and would love to be put in the , thank you for the link to the website, she has some lovely patterns.Hello to Monice thank you for passing a free pettern to Kim for a giveaway.

KMSC said...

What a cute patriotic pattern; I love it. I checked out Monice's shop and liked the tulip pattern also. Thanks, Kimberly and Monice for the giveaway!

Susan said...

Yes, please! Count me in! It is a LOVELY pattern!

Carol Candlish said...

Love the pattern and a big thank you to Monica.

Me and My Stitches said...

I really love this quilt! I've been wanting to make something that is patriotic, but not over-the-top patriotic (if that makes sense) and this would be just perfect. So nice of Monica to donate to our addiction! I'm going to go check out her Etsy shop. Thanks for the info and the chance to win!

GrammyK said...

Would love to win this pattern-I love decorating with red, white & blue. BTW, love your blog. Always enjoy reading your upbeat posts-they brighten my day! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Count me in. Enjoy your blog.

Diane said...

That is a beautiful pattern, the winner will be very lucky indeed!

Sheila said...

I do have a patriot theme going in my house so please throw my name in the hat for the give away.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Hi Monice! What a lovely gesture to offer a giveaway pattern. Thank you!

And I love this pattern Kim! I am getting more and more into wool applique and I can see this in my homespuns and wool. Thanks for the chance!

Sinta Renee said...

That is a really nice pattern. It looks so complex but it really would go together pretty fast I think. Perfect Summer quilt!

Miss Jean said...

I just walked in the door from vacation so I hope it's still time to enter!