Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 12 - Zoie's Baskets


First things first. Loud drum roll here..............................The winner of the 2012 Mystery Quilt is judyquilts who started her comment with "I can always be tempted by birds." . Congratulations Judy . If you'll email your shipping info to Tori at jpqinvoices@yahoo.com she'll make sure you get on the list and marked paid. We try to ship the Mystery Quilt blocks around the middle of the month.

Sorry everyone couldn't win but just to console the rest of you we have another big giveaway to mark the 12th day. It's Epiphany - the day the wisemen brought gifts to the child according to church tradition. So we have a gift for one of you.

But we need to back up a little.
This is our oldest granddaughter, Zoie. Zoie never played with dolls like Lilly. Zoie loved and loves animals.


Here she is with Turkey/Surkey (not a whiz at names). She just loves turkeys. And that turkey knew it. She would come running when she saw Zoie heading for the gate of the chicken yard.



When someone dumped a cat and kittens at the farm and the cat disappeared, Zoie jumped right in and fed them all the milk replacer. And eventually took 2 home. Of course when they moved from their duplex to an apartment the cats both had to come to the farm to live. And in the house - not in the barn. Hmmm!

This is Zoie and Afentra - her beloved guinea pig. Afentra had her toenails painted, wore a crown and knew how to work it so that she got lots of green and red peppers - her favorites.



This is Sumo Zoie's Japanese Chin a Christmas present last year. At the moment he's purple - still has on his costume from Halloween.


Zoie occasionally goofs off with people too. Here she is with Quinn & Cullen. Those are their jammies - the bones glow in the dark.

And this is Zoie's Baskets.


It's 102" x 102" and a very special quilt, like Zoie is a very special girl.
It's on sale all day for 20% off. Obviously the shipping is free.

And - - - - we're giving a kit away.
Make a comment, any old comment before the 12th. We'll draw another name then. If you've already bought it, we'll refund your money.

Happy New Year from all of us at Jan Patek Quilts.


89 comments:

  1. Zoie the animal lover sounds like my kind of girl! I'd love to win a kit for her quilt. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  2. What a special girl indeed! Her quilt is gorgeous and would love the opportunity to win it!!

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  3. I'm so impressed by Zoe. She is an animal lover extraordinaire! Love her quilt as well. Thanks for the chance to win a kit!

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  4. She is so cute and what an animal lover. Love Zoie's quilt.

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  5. Children are our greatest delight, how quickly they grow. My youngest daughter is wonderful with animals, they seem to sense it too as they love her in return. Zoie is such a sweetie pie.
    Wendy

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  6. What a beautiful girl with such a giving spirit! I love the quilt to match her wonderful heart!

    Linda

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  7. What a wonderful quilt for such a sweet girl. I think our grandchildren are the best gift. They hold such a special place in our hearts and your quilt really shows that. Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit.

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  8. Yes Zoie is a very special girl, thanks to share these beautiful photos, she is so cute with animals! Zoie's Baskets are wonderful.
    Christine R.

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  9. Wow! I'd LOVE to win the kit for this beautiful quilt. It is made from one of my favorite lines...Hemming House.

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  10. A beautiful quilt and a very special compassionate little girl...thanks for another great giveaway! Thanks for honoring Epiphany! Happy 2012

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  11. Grand girls are so special. We are blessed. And...I love the quilt.

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  12. What a great quilt! It would be wonderful to start the year making something so beautiful ! Thanks for the wonderful blog and a chance to win.

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  13. That quilt is beautiful! Thank you for sharing a journey with your granddaughter. She sounds like a very special young lady and looks to be growing up to be a beauty herself!
    AND ~ congratulations for Judy!

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  14. Dang, I didn't win, better luck to me next time!

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  15. Love the family photos and the kind individuals in your family!

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  16. Zoie and my son Kieran would get along. All animals all the time! Love the beautiful patterns :)

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  17. Such a lovely girl and a great spirit! Her quilt is pretty special too! Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I would say Zoie has a future with animals...she seems very devoted. It is so nice to see a child with such a positive passion. Quinn and Cullen are adorable in their jammies. The quilt is fabulous...I would love that win.

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  19. How blessed we are to have Grandchildren. Zoie's Baskets is a lovely quilt thanks for a chance to win the kit.

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  20. Just love all the great pics of grandchildren. they are so special.
    Maggey

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  21. This could be the project for 2012.

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  22. Zoie's Baskets is beautiful. I'd love to win the kit. Thank you for the opportunity and Happy New Year Jan.

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  23. Zoie's Baskets is a lovely quilt . You have delightful grandchildren! I would love to win this kit.

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  24. Thank you for sharing your grandchildren. I am also a grandmother and I feel that grandchildren complete our lives. Would love to win the kit. Thank you again for sharing!

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  25. It is so heartwarming to see your love for your grandchildren...janet

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  26. So great to see a young girl so good with animals!

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  27. What wonderful gifts to the world - Zoe and your quilt. I would love to win the kit. Thanks so much, Jan.

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  28. THANK YOU FOR SHARING A WONDERFUL KIT!
    BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL!

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  29. Lovely quilt and lovely granddaughter! Her love for animals is very endearing!

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  30. Jan - Zoie's Baskets are stunning -- thank you for sharing and for the discount ! Have a wonderful day.

    Karen

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  31. Beauteous! Both the children and the quilt...

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  32. OMG what a beautiful quilt. You are so generous!

    Ann P.

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  33. Simply gorgeous! I'd love one to live at my house. Thanks for your generosity, Jan.

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  34. I loved watching Zoie grow up!!! The quilt is absolutely beautiful....Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

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  35. I loved seeing Zoie mature! The basket quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  36. Happy New Year! I'm determined to start machine and hand applique this year. What a gift Zoies Baskets would be! Thanks for the chance to win!! And, oh my, you are a lucky Grandma, even if you're sometimes second to the video games!

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  37. Its aB*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L* quilt and a verry special girl....

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  38. What a beautiful girl and with a smile to light the world...gorgeous, as is the quilt, just love it...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  39. Enjoyed seeing pictures of Zoie and her animals. My daughter never played with dolls either! Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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  40. Zoie is delightful and reminds me so much of my GD Paige. God has blessed you richly with her and the rest of your family. I love reading your blog and learning to know you all. Hoping to win the kit.....needleturn is my passion. Thanks for another generous giveaway.

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  41. Zoie may be destined to become a vet! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful kit.

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  42. Beautiful quilt, and would certainly love to win the kit.

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  43. Scrappy quilts are my dream
    for there are no perfect seams
    points lopped off no color fears
    size does not matter for it's to be
    spread upon the grassy ground
    it's for a picnic
    don't you see
    under the apple tree. Bats

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  44. Zoie sur is a precious girl. I bet she loves coming to Grandma's house. I would love to win the Zoie basket kit. It is a beautiful quilt!

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  45. Zoie is a beautiful girl with a precious heart and I would love to win her quilt.
    Jane

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  46. What a gorgeous girl Zoie is. I think the quilt is gorgeous too.

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  47. Zoie just sparkles!!! I love that she loves animals sooo much!!

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  48. Zoie is a one of a kind gal! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  49. So wonderful that the grandkids can come and enjoy the farm.
    I really need something for my queen sized bed, that would fit perfectly and look beautiful on it.

    Debbie

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  50. Thanks for sharing some wonderful family photos. The quilt is beautiful too.

    Have a wonderful weekend~Becky

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  51. Both Zoie and the quilt are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. That quilt is so gorgeous, i cant even stand it!!

    m_calton@yahoo.com

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  53. What a sweet tribute to a sweet girl! Hope I win!

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  54. You are blessed with such wonderful grandchildren! Zoe is a special girl!!!

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  55. What a lovely quilt! Thanks for a chance to win a kit!

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  56. I only have grandsons....wish I had a grandaughter just like Zoie

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  57. Zoie reminds me of myself. I always loved animals best. The quilt is really beautiful.

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  58. My granddaughter asked for gifts (food, blankets and toys) for the shelter when she had her birthday party. She is such an animal lover.

    I'd love to win the kit, beautiful quilt.
    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  59. The quilt is so beautiful and so is your granddaughter.

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  60. Zoie's Baskets is a lovely quilt and you have a beautiful grandchildren! Thx for the chance to win this kit.

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  61. I love the glow in the dark pj's. My were my kids' favorites. Very pretty quilt. Thanks for the chance.

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  62. Zoie reminds me of my grandaughter, Allyson who loves animals, too! No dolls for her. What a beautiful quilt...and granddaughter.

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  63. Oh I adore Zoie's Baskets quilt. She is a sweetheart and what a blessing in your life. Thanks for another giveaway chance. Lana D.

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  64. What a pretty quilt...thanks for the chance to win the kit!
    Happy Quilting
    Onalee
    Stow,OH

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  65. What a wonderful quilt! What a wonderful granddaughter! What a generous giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win. Wishing you all the best in the new year!

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  66. Oh, what a "neat" grand daughter. I'm sure she'll grow up to be a kind person and what a treat to see her "growing up" pictures! The quilt is as beautiful as she is! Happy New Year!

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  67. Zoie is quite the nurturer. What a joy to have in your life. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  68. You are very special Zoie--beautiful inside and out---I love animals too--all kinds.....I love your quilt-----thanks for the chance to win

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  69. Isn't it a treat to see what gifts children are born with? All those animals that cross Zoie's path are lucky indeed!

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  70. I will be a grandma in 2012 and I'd love to sew Zoie's quilt for my first granddaughter.

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  71. What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. Your grandaughter is a real sweety.
    Linda K.

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  72. love the quilt aren't grandchildren the best

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  73. I was the little girl with the animals too. I had a pony, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, dove, and more. Everytime I came home with another animal my dad would help find a home for the new addition. And I loved them all. Hubby and I moved to town, and now we are down to the cat that came with the house. And so I have more time to quilt.
    Would sure enjoy making the quilt if I were to win it.
    Thank you for the chance....Karencg

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  74. What a sweet story about Zoie. We live on a farm, so I know all about animals - cows, horses, cats, dogs... We got new puppies for Christmas - two brother, jack russell terriers - they are so much fun. I love animals - there's always room for one more - kind of like quilts. Zoie's Baskets is definitely a keeper and a wonderful quilt.

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  75. Zoie sounds like a beautiful little girl, and a great quilt too. Gotta love anyone who adores animals as much as Zoie!

    Debbie Hall

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  76. Oh ya I can think of lots of places to hang this quilt!!!

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  77. Zoie & her quilt are beauties!!

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  78. I love seeing pictures and stories of the family, loved Zoie and Turkey/Surkey story. My grandson's have those jammies too. Don't they seem to make the kids look really skinny in the dark? How wonderful for Zoie to have this beautiful quilt named in her honor.

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  79. Hi Jan, it is so nice to read your blog and see your family! I love animals too!
    Happy New year!

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  80. I am with Zoie, a girl can never have too many pets/animals forget about the diamonds, animals are a girls best friend!! Barb

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  81. What a special little girl. I hope she wants to become a Vet because she would make a spectacular one.
    Happy New Year.
    Janet

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  82. What a beautiful young girl and quilt.

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  83. Any one who loves pets is a very special person. Thank you for the contest.

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  84. I love reading your blog and seeing pictures of your family.Your granddaughter is a cutie!Would love to win the give a way quilt kit! Thanks for the chance. Bev Lawler

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  85. Gorgeous quilt! What a sweet post about Zoie.

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  86. What a sweetheart your Zoie is. Hope I'm not too late to enter today.

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  87. Hope I am not to late. Please enter me if there is still time. Zoie reminds
    me of our little Grandaughter Callie, who lives completely
    across the country from us. She is the first girl - had three sons and have a grandson
    and she is "special" too. In any case it would be a joy to make the quilt designed for your special girl and think of my special girl, while I made it for Callie. Thanks

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  88. A beautiful quilt named after Zoie.
    Always enjoy reading about animal lovers.

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