Hello world!

January 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Posted in competitions, introductions | 34 Comments

Welcome to my brand new venture – Imagine That… quilts.

I am Tracey and I am a quilt designer.


This blog supports my website – imaginethatquilts.com, where you can view and even purchase patterns of my designs. You can also view my designs here by clicking on the Patterns link at the top of the page.

The Quilts:

So… what are Imagine That… quilts? They are a new concept in quilted wallhangings for children. I have created imaginary scenes around a photograph of a child’s face printed onto printable fabric . In these quilts your child can be anything that they imagine – a pirate, a fairy, an astronaut, a princess. The list is unlimited, just like the imagination of a child.

The quilts are quick and easy to make. Perfect for even the beginning quilter. They use applique, no piecing and are small enough to hang on a bedroom wall.

The look on the face of a child when you present them with their very own Imagine That… quilt is priceless. I started making these for my nieces and nephews and their squeals of delight have made every single stitch worthwhile.

The Website:

This is exciting!

Not only is the website the place where you can see and purchase patterns, it is also a place to let you interact with other quilters. Become a member and you can upload photographs of your completed Imagine That… quilts to the gallery. Be proud of your finished work and show it off to everyone! You can view the quilts of others and leave them a comment about their outstanding work. You can download free tutorials to help you make your Imagine That… quilt. You can ask questions and request advice via The Studio – the online forum for members of the Imagine That… community.

Once you are a member you will find free patterns and other bonuses in the Members area – join now it costs nothing and there’s a really sweet free pattern there already!

Here is the fabulous thing – when you purchase a pattern, you can have it straight away. You don’t have to wait for me to send it to you or look out for the mail delivery. The pattern is delivered to your profile as a downloadable PDF. You can just print it off yourself – straight away! You’ll find the patterns very detailed. All of the drawings are at the correct size – there’s no re-scaling on a photocopier needed. You can purchase and make your Imagine That… quilt all on the same day! Too easy.

I need to thank James, my website designer and a very patient man, who has done the most fantastic job setting this system up for me. You’ll find it quick and easy to navigate. You’ll find that making a purchase or a download, uploading your own photos and visiting the forum is very simple.

The Competition:

Oh, the excitement just continues!

The launch of a new venture needs a competition – one with a fabulous prize that YOU could win.

What is that prize? I will make you your very own Imagine That… quilt using the photograph of a special little person in your life. You can choose any design that you like.


Your very own original Imagine That… quilt made by the designer! Who can resist a prize like that?

Want to enter? Here’s what you have to do. Simply write a post on your blog about this prize and link it back to here. Leave me a comment here to let me know that you have done it. If you don’t have a blog, that’s OK. Become a member of the Imagine That… quilts community, then leave me a comment to let me know you’ve done it and you can enter too. You can copy and paste the above photo to illustrate your blog post if you want to.

Using the power of connection between bloggers I hope we can spread the word about Imagine That… quilts far and wide. This competition will be drawn on the 1st of February, but don’t wait too long to get your entry in.

I am so looking forward to meeting all of you through the Imagine That… quilts community.



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  1. Hi Tracey – fabulous concept! Congratulations to you for starting such an exciting new venture. Now, do I know any little ones who need a new quilt….
    Erica Spinks

  2. What a fabulous idea! These quilts are bound to be huge hits with kids — and parents, too.

  3. What a brilliant idea! Well done you!

  4. Oh Tracey this is such a good idea! Nice work! :)

  5. Fantastic concept and a whole range of possibilities. I am proud to know such a talented artist.

  6. Fabulous Tracey, just fabulous!

  7. Huge congratulations on being a Cover Girl!
    Congratualtions for being innovative, & having such brill ideas for kids, to make them fee sooo special!

  8. I am pleased to announce I have advertised blatantly on my blog for you. Now, when can I get my quilt? :)

  9. love the idea, Would love to make one for all grandchildren! Wish everyone would come to website. thanks for letting me enter. grandmarockton

  10. Hi Tracey, how exciting for you! I have made a post…http://salisburymob.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/have-you-heard-about/ can’t wait to come in and have a play!

  11. This is so exciting for you…. well done you for taking this huge and fantastic step…

  12. this is such a lovely idea! I’m going to blog about this later today :)

  13. Congratulations and good luck with your patterns – they are great. I’ve written about your website and competition on my blog. Hope lots of people come to visit!

  14. Hi Tracey!

    The website looks fabulous — I became a member straight away. I gushed about you on my blog today — Jaxon would look ADORABLE in quilt-form.


  15. […] first new pattern will be released after the competition is drawn on the first of February. If you haven’t entered yet, don’t forget to do […]

  16. Hi Tracey! I did it!! see: http://marmaladekiss.blogspot.com/
    Good luck with the new venture.. i’m sure you’ll be sewed out in no time!!

  17. Hello Tracey – all signed up and blogged and now ready for my name to be drawn out of the hat!!!
    A lovely and fun concept of quilting! The ideas are boundless!


  18. Great idea! I’ll post about it on the weekend.

  19. I’m in!

  20. I just became a member at Imagine That…what a fabulous website and idea…patterns on line…too cool! Thanks!

  21. I’ve (finally) done mine. Here ’tis.


    Also, *crosses fingers* I said something about your other quilt, hope this is okay?

  22. I’ve chatted about your new webpage and blog on my blog! Auntie, I’m the winner of Tracey’s quilt! Heehee!

  23. […] not going to reveal the whole thing to you yet, though. You’ll need to wait until after the competition has been drawn on the 1st of February. I will, however give you just one more little clue, one more […]

  24. […] down to the last week to enter the competition to have an Imagine That… quilt made for you. Don’t forget to […]

  25. […] for the latest news. For example, you could win an Imagine That quilt designed especially for you! Get the details. Hurry! The contest ends February […]

  26. Hi!
    I just signed up to be a member of the Imagine that community! This is SUCH a cute idea! My boys would LOVE to have a quilt with their photo! What a great contest idea also!!!

  27. […] OF ALL… Go visit here for instructions on how to win a personalised quilt, made by Tracey,for a child you know! BE […]

  28. Wow, I am totally blown away by your talent. I found my way yhere via One Pretty Thing and boy am I glad I did. Your work is beautiful and so creative!
    I’ve also linked back to your site at http://www.kindredcrafters1.blogspot.com

  29. I blogged about this really neat giveaway. I would LOVE to win this quilt for my daughter!!


  30. […] PS last days for the competition!! […]

  31. So cute! I’ve joined the Imagine That community.

  32. Tracy, thanks for stopping by my blog! I have posted about your generous giveaway. I love your quilts they are so darling!

  33. I am pleased to sign up and look forward to the site activity. You are amazing Tracy !

  34. wow these look fabulous … congratulations to the lucky winner ;)

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