Quilters: Win “A Day in the Country”

Jane Quinn owns Quilting in the Country, a quilt shop nestled among the wildflowers of a century-old farmstead south of Bozeman, Montana. Jane designed a block for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 2.

LambCup2 Quilters: Win A Day in the Country

Jane used a cup from her childhood as inspiration for her block design. Isn’t it adorable?

quinn Quilters: Win A Day in the Country

Like so many of the designers, Jane generously donated a prize for our giveaways, but her donation is unique so we’d like to award it to someone willing and able to take full advantage of it.

hstype Quilters: Win A Day in the Country

Jane’s donation is literally “A Day in the Country.” This is a one-day event held each year in a lovely country garden setting with original 1870’s homestead buildings near Bozeman. It’s a beautiful outdoor setting with wish-you-were-here views of the Rocky Mountains on the horizon and lush gardens all around.

The 2011 Day in the Country will be August 19 and the theme will be “Homesteading.”  Four mini-classes will be held on the property. Jane says, “Participants move to and from the back porch on our shop and home, shady locations in the garden and in the front lawn. It’s all fun, relaxed and very inspiring—both the projects and site.”

A delicious lunch will complement the Homesteading theme. The food, the fun, the friendship and of course the shopping opportunities make it sound like a heavenly time! The prize is admission/tuition; please note that transportation and lodging are not included.

Have you been wanting a “girls trip” with your quilting friends? This would be perfect. Or maybe you just need a getaway with your husband: see Jane’s list entitled “The Quilt Widower’s Guide to Bozeman: 10 Things to Do While Your Wife is at Quilting in the Country.” Anyone who tags along with you will not be bored!

If you could be in Montana on August 19 for this event, please leave a comment on this post by noon MST on Friday, Dec. 3. We’ll choose one lucky winner to enjoy “A Day in the Country” with Jane. The prize is for admission/tuition; transportation and lodging are not included. A winner has been selected and is being confirmed. We’ll announce it here when confirmation is complete. The winner is Dorothy Dishman, who left comment #28. Congratulations, Dorothy and thanks to everyone who played along.

Please note: the Homesteading theme will be continued on August 20 with a quilt display; this display is concurrent with a quilt show at a cultural center in Bozeman. So (sew) much to see and do!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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129 Responses to Quilters: Win “A Day in the Country”

  1. Linda Kjorstad says:

    Count me in! Will be in Montana in August and would love to attend one of my favorite quilting outings!!

  2. JudyG says:

    Would love to return to Bozeman!! Count me in!!

  3. ann warren says:

    Hoping with all hope to be the name drawn!!
    Reward of this trip would be unbelievable!

  4. Diana Wallace says:

    I had the pleasure of visiting Quilting in the Country 5 years ago when I attended a retreat at a “dude ranch” with friends. The setting was beautiful and I really enjoyed getting to know Jane and the other guests. We felt like “kindred spirits”!
    I would love to share another memorable experience with Jane in Montana and August 19th would be a great time of the year for a get-away quilting experience!

  5. I live on the central coast of Calif. (also a beautiful spot), but would love to see Montana after reading all about it in Jane’s wonderful newsletter!! Quilting in the Country looks like one of the most incredible shops ever, along with all the worker bees there with their creativity, and the beautiful scenery. Count me in, I’d be there!!!!!

  6. Sharon Freeman says:

    It is like coming home whenever I visit Bozeman. And that visit,of course, includes Quilting in the Country. I would love to be able to join the wonderful group of people at the day in the country. Jane’s place is so unique and charming, everyone feels at home. Thanks for the service you provide.

  7. Connie Smith says:

    I get Jane’s newsletter and would love to attend Quilting in the Country! She has such great ideas and from the newsletter we get glimpses of her home and shop, what an inspiring place. I live about 6 hours away and would make the trip my getaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Marcia says:

    Hi from Pittsburgh, PA!
    I was soooo excited to read about this contest!! I visit Bozeman every year in August for the “Quilting Cowgirls” week hosted by Kelly Kelsey at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch. We quilt with Georgia Bonesteel & Charlotte Andersen and have more fun quilting & riding than should be legally allowed! A highlight of the trip is visiting Jane & the gals at Quilting in the Country, where we are welcomed with treats & always a very cool demo. I have missed the “day” each year because we don’t arrive until the last week in August; HOWEVER, I will happily come 10 days early to attend this festive event! More time in Bozeman…. now there’s a hardship!!
    Blessings to all for a wonderful holiday.
    P.S. Jane: My quilting buddies are always commenting on my QIC backpack which I carry everywhere!

  9. Samantha Ardiana says:

    I’ve never been to the quilt shop. I would love to visit and see all the sights. I live in Texas and Montana. It would be a pleasure to win the prize.

  10. Cory says:

    I would love to win this prize. I grew up in North Dakota and would love to go back to that area of the country. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  11. Diann Ferrat says:

    Please add my name to the drawing for a wonderful day at Quilting in the Country. I live in the area and it is a very inspiring weekend for quilters in MT.

  12. Roberta Oliver says:

    You can count me in for this. Although we live in AZ, our summer vacations are traveling the backroads of Montana and Wyoming. I lay out the trip based on quilt shops, trying to go to ones I have not been to yet. Not very many left on the list. This would be so much fun!

  13. Sandy Anderson says:

    Count me in for another year at QIC……bittersweet last yr without my husband but I know he would be thrilled that I
    would get to go………..apronista, pickle recipes, chutney, cookies and lemonade, ISABELLA’S SALE, not to mention the
    classes….the fun staff that make you feel like family …..oh, yes
    I can be there….hi to Bev Palm….

  14. jami bradley says:

    I haven’t missed Janes “Day” for a couple of years now because it is WONDERFULLY fun! I plan to attend in 2011 and to have it paid for would be stupendous. Please enter my name for the drawing. Thanks for the opportunity and what you do for the quilting world.

  15. Heather Bienvenue says:

    It would be a dream come to true to spend a day in the country with Jane and all her friends. I have two boys and am in the middle of hockey season. You have no idea how much I would look forward to a warm day in August at Quilting in the Country.

  16. Ann Warren says:

    A bsolutely…..This would be a dream come true. My heart would jump for Joy!!! If my name were selected.
    We stopped on our way to deliver an RV last May….I fell in love with her Shop and the Adorable lambs that watched us as we tried to Park the RV…

  17. Sandy Rader says:

    Bozeman in August would be a dream come true. My husband and I would celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary among the splendor of flowers and mountains – a dream come true.

  18. sally says:

    I did visit one afternoon with Jane. It was wonderful. Planning to go back next August to visit my daughter and of course Jane also!

  19. Lori Solari says:

    A day in the country, quilting with Jane and her talented staff sounds like the perfect summer adventure. I’d love to be a part of it, please enter my name for this fabulous giveaway.

  20. Cami Brzycki says:

    I have always wanted to see Big Sky Montana and this would certainly be the best of both worlds – Quilting and the beauty of our wonderful country. An opportunity to learn new techniques in quilting is something I would never pass up and would love to win this prize. I would even bring my husband who is an artisian in his world of wood turning.

  21. Betty Shem says:

    QIC is my favorite place to visit in Bozeman, and would love the opportunity to spend a day in the lovely country atmosphere! What a wonderful, thoughtful prize to offer! I’d love to have the chance to participate, please enter my name for the chance to win.

  22. Love the shop and all the temptations! Count me in!

  23. Lyn Wolf Jackson says:

    I live in Montana and can definitely be there. Have visited the shop before and it is a treat! Thanks for the opportunity.

  24. Kathleen Ely says:

    I’m a new quilter in Montana and have never visited a shop in Bozeman. I would love to spend a day in the country learning more about what’s available to me.

  25. nina savery says:

    Wow What a beautiful Christmas gift this would be for Me ! I have not been quilting long. I went on a shop hop last month my first. What a ride (2 day bus ride) 11 shops. I cannot think of a more wonderful thing to do than come to Montana ( with hubby of course) COUNT ME IN. Nina

  26. Carol Pelligrinelli says:

    I would just love to spend a day at ‘Quilting in the Country’. I am from FL and would gladly hop on a plane to attend. It is a wonderful quilt store and a beautiful town with lovely people. Happy Holidays to all.

  27. Marianne Barta says:

    What a wonderful prize!! I would love to return to beautiful Montana and Jane’s shop — It is my favorite shop:)
    It would be so much fun!!

  28. Be in Bozeman, Montana On August 19? You bet I can and I would love to be there. Sounds like lots of fun.

  29. Linda Buffington says:

    Oh my gosh; i have wanted to visit Quilting in The Country for several years and something always interferes. If I was fortunate enough to win the drawing then I know my husband and I would be on the road to Montana for sure. Please, please count me in!

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