WiNNeR!!!! Chenille Bedspread GIVEAWAY

Speaking of flowers, for this awesome flowery GIVEAWAY, we didn’t really use a hat to hold the names, and guess whose meant-to-be name came leaping from the jar?


Terry Steinmetz!!!!!

Terry said on April 10, 2014:

“Looks like you girls had F-U-N in NYC! Central Park was a wonderful place to visit & walk. My favorite piece of material is my first quilt that I made in my first quilting class. It is proudly displayed above my fireplace.”

Congratulations Terry! Watch for an email from the farm so my sis and I can send you a bedroom full of colorful chenille flowers.


And the original post was: 

We found our way to New York City again this year. Staying in Manhattan and negotiating the taxi cabs and subways turned into a fun adventure every time we left our snug little hotel room.


We visited the Museum of Natural History (loved it!) …


the American Girl Doll Store, the Legos Store, a Whole Foods Store (to supply our kitchenette with food for the week), and spent lots of time in Central Park.


It was warm when we arrived so we bought new flip-flops …


and ate the biggest desserts ever at Serendipity!


All the while, Dad was busy at Market Week in the fabric district in lower midtown of the big city. We did meet up with him and the wonderful crew we work with, also a family-owned business. They even have a new little addition to their family, too. My sis and I are starting to be the big kids of the bunch!


While Dad wore his tie all week, we showed up proper, in our farm boots, of course! But my sis and I are pretty sure they’re happy to have real farmgirls add an authentic touch to their showrooms.


Oh, and speaking of …

Would you like to get your hands on one of our chenille bedspreads? Because I’m giving away one of Nanny’s MaryJane’s Home Chenille Queen Bedspreads (this one is called Colorful Chenille). I’ll even toss in two standard pillow shams and one decorative pillow that are sold separately. (Don’t worry. If you don’t win, you can find our bedding at The Colorful Chenille bedspread hasn’t been released yet, but will be soon!)

Leave a comment here telling me what your favorite piece of fabric in your house is (mine is my blankie that I’ve had since I was born), and we’ll enter your name in our GIVEAWAY. We’ll put you in a hat (I mean your name) and pull out a winner … stay tuned for that! Meanwhile …


we made it home safely and were happy to be home and snuggle up with our Nanny Jane for a bed time story.


  1. Julie Knapp says:

    My favorite fabric in my home is a white chenile bedspread that I found at a garage sale several years ago for 3 dollars. It was owned by a lady, who I believe also loved vintage fabrics as I do. I only put it on my bed in the summer time as the fabric has become so thin, and the knots and tassles along the edges are fragile. I love it because it reminds me of my grandmother and summer time.

  2. Mary Jo Boyd says:

    Sure looks you gals are having a wonderful time. My favorite piece of fabric in my house is my laundry room curtains I made two years ago. They are adorable!!!

  3. Jocelyn says:

    I have a scrap quilt that my 86-year old mother made for me using many of the fabrics from clothing that my sisters and I wore. I love feeling the fuzzy red velour and the aqua double knit. Love those chenille bedspreads.

  4. Winnie Nielsen says:

    What a fun trip it looks like everyone had in New York! But then, it is hard not to love the Big Apple with so much to see and do. I must say those ice cream sundaes look absolutely fantastic! A total meal for sure.

    Let’s see, my favorite piece of fabric in my home would be a small quilt that was hand pieced and hand stitched by my Aunt Ellen some 60 or 70 years ago. It is a small quilt that would be just big enough to pull up and snuggle under for a nap. I have it draped over a door of an old wooden cabinet in our family room so that Aunt Ellen is with me everyday! The new chenille bedspread is stunning in the photo. Wow, the colors!!

  5. shawna m says:

    My favorite fabric in the house is the throw blanket on the couch that I cuddle up with when the weather is cold.

  6. kelli says:

    I have my blanket that was on my bed when I was a child. It is pink and soft. I miss the old blankets that were soft. Now my kitty also loves it! Another favorite is my Mary Jane Organic sheets. They are so wonderful to sleep on!

  7. Deborah McKissic says:

    Looks like a wonderful time to be had by all in NY! What a beautiful bedspread! It reminds me of my favorite afghan…crocheted with left over yarns by my grandmother…lilacs, yellows, pinks, oranges, greens…she called it “grandmothers garden” afghan…it is at least 37 years old now..I have taken pictures of my grandkids when they were born..laying on it in my colorful behind them..I never learned to crochet from my grandmother but we shared the joy of gardening together and the plants she shared with me still grace my gardens…

  8. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Looks like you girls had F-U-N in NYC! Central Park was a wonderful place to visit & walk. My favorite piece of material is my first quilt that I made in my first quilting class. It is proudly displayed above my fireplace.

  9. Cathy R says:

    What a FUN trip! I have several vintage pieces that my Mom and Grandmother made that are very dear to me. Right now my favorite would be the quilt Mom made with several of her cross-stitch designs that we are using on our bed. Love the chenille bedspread! Thanks for your generosity! Spring blessings to all of you! Cathy

  10. CJ Armstrong says:

    What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing it all!
    My favorite fabric is a farm animal print on my “Certified Farmgirl” Apron. It has horses, chickens, cows and sheep!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Connie-Killarney says:

    Nothing gets all 5 senses going at once! like NYC! I have been there several times! The food, the Lights, The people! Broadway!

    My” Favorite Fabric” is my Quilt, that my Granny hand sewed every stitch! Nothing is softer or warmer! When I get so tired and weary of the world, I get a cup of tea and wrap up in my Granny’s quilt and it is a peace that there no words for!

  12. Gail McGeough says:

    What a wonderful trip you had! Thank you so much for sharing about it! My favorite piece of fabric is a blanket, too! It is a crazy quilt made by my Grandma with scraps from all the dresses she made my mom and 4 aunts. It was a wedding gift from almost 31 years ago.

  13. karen england, farmgirl #89 says:

    Gosh, this stirred my memory; I had a chenille bedspread as a kid. It was a daisy like pattern of white chenille on baby blue fabric and when I would nap on top of my bed I would have a daisy like pattern embossed on my skin upon waking…

  14. My favorite fabric in our house is German Flannel of our sheet sets.

  15. manda says:

    My pillowcase. Soft. 🙂

  16. Karlyne says:

    My grandmother made me a small blanket backed in yellow flowered flannel. She worked the pieces, made of old sweaters and skirts, in adorable embroidery stitches. I keep it at the foot of my bed, cuz it’s warm and fuzzy, just like my memories of her!

  17. Sherrie Cremeans says:

    My favorite fabric is my old 1980’s Laura Ashley old country roses curtains in my sun room. They are so cheery and I love them. I had some and have search ebay to get enough for 7 windows. I love things that look soft and feminine.

  18. Judy Nance says:

    My favorite fabric is french terry cloth. I have a little baby blue zip jacket made from it that I love to snuggle up in.

  19. judy craig says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is a handkerchief my Mom made .

  20. Aimee Colby says:

    My favorite piece of fabric? More like pieces. When I was in high school, my grandma made several quilts-one for each grandkid. I can count the squares and tell where each came from-Grumpy’s favorite shirt, my favorite pillowcase when I visited, a dress when I was 5… Almost 30 years later, grandma is gone, but that quilt will always be here, my favorite.

  21. Fran Williams says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is my son’s baby blanket. It’s a soft yellow with a satin binding. We lost our son a day before his 34th birthday this past December, so this blanket is more precious to me than gold.

  22. Carmen Anderson says:

    My favorite piece of a quilt..ok so larger than a scrap of fabric, however, my grandma made all her quilts by hand…the cutting, piecing,the stitches placed with love and hard work. This is one of a handful of quilts she made late in life, for all her granddaughters, she wanted each of us to have one before she passed away. I recognize dresses, shirts of my grandfather who passed away when I was a child, other pieces of clothing etc she either wore or saved for that special project. Her hands were arthritic and how she ever held a needle to sew is beyond me…so each time I run my hand over the quilt, wrap it around me, or just smile when I look at it, it brings to mind a lifetime of love and sacrifice….

  23. Kris Call says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is a blanket my grandmother knitted. Beautiful colors & intricate detailing.

  24. My favorite fabric in my home is a hand made vintage afghan made of crochet cotton. The hours that must have gone into making it seems unreal to me. Just the amount of crochet cotton it took to make it is amazing. It was my mother’s and after she passed it was given to me. Great memories.

  25. Julie Mink says:

    My favorite fabric in my house is a flannel comforter I found in a thrift store. Very cozy!

  26. Vivian V says:

    I have a piece of Dupioni silk in royal blue. I love it so much I’ve not found the PERFECT pattern to cut into it 😉

  27. My 800 thread count sheets in a sea glass blue

  28. Lisa Mitchell says:

    My favorite piece of fabric for years was an embroidered wall hanging I bought in Turkey when I was 21 and doing the backpack across Europe thing. That has been surpassed though since my dear Mimi (my grandmother) died last August and I inherited a stack of crochet doilies and table runners made by my great great grandmother, Nana. The most beautiful piece, and my new fave, is a crochet tablecloth she made in the 30’s which my mom and aunt told me only came out at Easter every year. I’m hosting Easter for the first time this year and Nanas tablecloth will once again be used for it!

  29. Michele Bowman says:

    My favorite fabric in my home is one of my husband’s old shirts. I’m not even sure what you’d call it. It’s a plummy mauve colored cotton, velveteen maybe? It is super soft. It is way too ratty for him to wear anyplace any more but he still wears it around the house. I keep hoping it will shrink enough that he will give it up, so I can wear it for a little while, before it falls apart completely. Then I’ll make it into a pillow!

  30. Wendy Curling says:

    I just love my quilts, all of them, because the pieces come together like the words of beautiful stories that can be told over and over, never wearing out but becoming softer and sweeter as time goes by.

  31. Sheila Weakley says:

    My favorite would be a tie…no, not really a tie, but I have so many favorites I have to pick two! One is the fan quilt my grandma made, and the other(s) would be her aprons that I saved!

  32. Debi Olson says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is the fabric I am currently doing my embroidery project on. It’s a soft natural muslin. Can hardly wait till it becomes a table topper.

  33. BarnChickCecily says:

    My favorite piece of fabric in our house is a baby blanket that my great grandma made for me when I was pregnant with my first baby 🙂 Both my boys used it and it is so sweet and snuggly. They still love it and so do I.

  34. Darleene Boller says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is actually a quilt I made last summer on a treadle machine with an oil lamp close by for when it got dark. No electricity whatsoever. I was very much into the moment and thoroughly enjoyed the experience – my first time using a treadle.

  35. Heather Coffel says:

    My favorite fabric is a my blankie too. It is a pink doggie blankie that use to have a silver satin edge. The edge didn’t make it through my childhood. My 12 year old daughter used it and now my 11 month old daughter has inhereited it. Such a wonderful history

  36. Rebekah Chappel says:

    My favorite piece of fabric in my house is my sage green blanket for 2 that is on my sectional. It’s perfect to curl up under when I’m reading, knitting/crocheting, or snuggling my boys.

  37. Penny Frazier says:

    The American flag that was draped across my daddy’s casket…

  38. Christy says:

    My favorite fabrics are a quilt my mom made for me out of flannel when I left home for collage.

  39. terri jones says:

    favorite piece of fabric is a red/white gingham tablecloth my grandma embroidered on around the edges.

  40. Carol Kincaid says:

    My favorite is the quilt I made that has chenille in it.. I just wish I would have made it for my king size bed and not a twin bed..

  41. Theresa Pierce says:

    My favorite thing is a pillowcase. It’s soft and comfortable and I love it. Its also embroidery.

  42. Dolly says:

    My favorite piece of material honestly is a MaryJane Butter’s fabric that has her face on it and I’m waiting to make that special something for several people with it. I have a few yards of it. Truthfully that is my favorite piece of fabric in the sewing room. Please enter me because that beautiful bedspread reminds me of the kind my Grandmother Goldie used to have on her beds. She had a beautiful home and we loved to look not touch all of her pretty things…I had to touch that bedspread though..Thanks for giveaway!

  43. jaylyn morehouse says:

    I would have to choose my “American” scarf. It’s red, white, and blue. But the blue has polka dots. I admit it. I’m a scarf hoarder. But a majority of them were passed down to me from my grandma! Oh yeah, rockin the vintage scarves!

  44. Terrie Coleman says:

    My favorite piece of fabric in my house is a Dutch Doll Quilt made by my sweet grandmother (Mammaw) in the 1970’s. It is hanging on a home made wooden quilt rack made by my wood working aunt in the 1980’s (I think it was then.). Sweet memories.

  45. maria lawrence says:

    I have many favorites but right now it’s my blue & red calico apron that I embroidered “farmgirl ” across the top!

  46. Debbie says:

    My toile quilt is my favorite,

  47. teresa napier says:

    my favorite piece of fabric is a table runner that is needle point made by my great grandmother.

  48. My favorite piece of fabric is my giraffe chenille child’s blanket!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  49. LeAnne Litka says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is a doll quilt my great grandmother made for me in the late 60’s. She always made round the world quilts with red squares as her base. The quilt has scraps of pjs she made for me (I didn’t know pajamas could be purchased until I was older). Wherever I have lived, I have always used this doll quilt on a dresser somewhere in my house.

  50. Christine Robertson says:

    My favourite piece of fabric is a throw pillow cover embroidered by my great aunt which incorporated embroidery thread from three generations. She originally made one for my grandmother and I so loved it I begged her to make something for me!

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