4th of July Giveaway from Contemporary Cloth

Happy 4th of July! This day is of special significance to my family. My husband is currently serving overseas to protect our freedoms and our independence, which is exactly what this day is about, celebrating those freedoms.  In honor of my husband and with the help of Sondra from Contemporary Cloth, I have put together my first ever fat quarter bundle. It is called BitterSweet Bundle #1 – it is a combination of Kaufman Fly Away and Kona Solids.  It is currently available for purchase AND 2 lucky winners will each receive their own bundle!

I know what you are thinking…this is the most unpatriotic bundle you’ve ever seen. Let me explain.  When I think of freedom, I think of birds, flying high in the sky without a care in the world. They have absolute freedom. The kind of freedom I hope my husband and his fellow soldiers are fighting for.  It represents the kind of freedom I see in my daughter when she is dancing in her playroom with her arms thrown up and her eyes closed tight.  This is what I will be celebrating today, that type of freedom and the strength it took 200+ years ago to fight for it.

This bundle is the first of many that Contemporary Cloth and I will be putting together for you.  Sondra carries prints and fabrics that I haven’t seen anywhere else and I am going to try and put together a bundle a week – time permitting. Each of these bundles will be unique to Contemporary Cloth and will be a mix of solids and prints.  I am really excited about this new adventure with Sondra and I hope you all will be excited to see what we come up with.

Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway and I hope you all have a happy and safe Fourth of July.


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52 Responses to 4th of July Giveaway from Contemporary Cloth

  1. Ellen M. says:

    Beautiful bundle – I’m looking forward to many more. Thank you – both your husband, and you and your family, for the brave service. It is appreciated.

    • MarciaW says:

      Thanks to your husband, you and your family for your sacrifices in order to serve the USA. I’ve read your blog for some time, and follow via blog lovin. Your bundle is beautiful!

  2. VickiT says:

    Beautiful fabrics you’ve put together. Great prints too. I hope for your strength while your husband is overseas and for him to come home safely.

    Thank you for the chance and also hope you have a happy and safe holiday.

  3. lawana says:

    Please accept my gratitude for the service of your husband and those he serves with, as well as the sacrifice by you and your family. I know that your support makes it possible for him to do what he does for us. and thanks for the giveaway

  4. Your bundle is lovely! I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t realise it was 4 July until about 2 hours ago! Then again, it’s not like you guys would be all excited about Guy Fawkes night!

  5. Connie says:

    Beautiful fabric collection Melissa and thank you for the wonderful service your family is doing for all of us!

  6. Patty d says:

    Thank you to your husband and you and family.

  7. Kathy J says:

    Its beautiful! was thinking of you, anne & hubby yesterday while at the patriotic sing in morgan hill. A sweet kickoff reminding us of what being American is. Freedom=birds! Love it!

  8. Rina says:

    I want to thank your husband for his service and your family for their sacrifice. I’ve always thought birds were the one creature that has total freedom so I understand where you’re coming from. Love your choice for the bundle and can’t wait to see your other picks.

  9. Beth says:

    Great combo. Looking forward to seeing your choices.

  10. Kristy says:

    I agree….beautiful images of freedom indeed! And thank you, your family and all those like you that give in ways many of us have no idea! Happy 4th!

  11. Amy C says:

    My husband was in the Royal Navy here in the UK for almost 24 years and now thathe is retired I think he misses it. He was posted away on ships most of our marriage age so I understand the commitment and celebrate our ‘men’ with you on your 4th of July.

    Gorgeous fabrics – tahnk you for the giveaway!

  12. Jessica says:

    I love the meaning of this bundle, Happy 4th to you and yours.

  13. Carrie P. says:

    the meaning of freedom doesn’t mean it has to be red white and blue. It is what is personal to each of us. Lovely post.

  14. Karin says:

    As soon as I saw that bundle, I knew exactly why you’d chosen it – I, too, think of birds when I think of freedom! My gratitude to you and your hubby (and your daughter) for the sacrifices you’re making….we are retired Army (Viet Nam era), so we know what you’re going through. It’s hard, but in the end, it’s so worth it.

    God Bless You!!

  15. Sondra says:

    Thank you, Melissa, for your beautiful post. You, Aaron, Anne and all the Military and their families are in our hearts….Sondra

  16. God bless you and your family !

  17. Lisa Cox says:

    Lovely bundle. Just love the birds. I love the symbolism in your bundle.
    We just want to thank you, your family, and your husband for all the sacrifices you all are making for our country. We truly appreciate it!

  18. Snoodles says:

    Perfect bundle to express freedom….warm hugs to you and Anne today!

  19. Anda says:

    What a fun bundle you put together! awolk at rogers dot com

  20. sandybs says:

    Love you fabric choices!!! The sacrifices you and your husband and daughter are making for all of us is appreciated very much. You all are true patriots. Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

    Happy 4th!!!!!!

  21. Melissa says:

    Keep up the great bundle selections 🙂 And thanks to your husband (and family!)

  22. Jane says:

    Thank you for everything. From the giveaways to the family’s military service. God bless you & your family.

  23. Judy says:

    Beautiful bundle. The fact that we are still celebrating this day over 200 years after independence was first declared is a testimony to the sacrifices of families back then and today. A big Thank You! to your family and all military families for the freedom that you continue to maintain in this country.

  24. Andrea says:

    Such lovely Fabric picks, Melissa! Thanks for the giveaway and a special thank you to your wonderful hubby and you & your family for your service to our country. May God Bless you all abundantly!

  25. usairdoll says:

    I totally get your bundle’s meaning. I think all the fabrics are gorgeous. That is still something I’m working on is putting colors and fabrics together, better. Great job! Hope you guys had a good holiday. You know I send my love and prayers to you, your family, your husband and all our military. I’m emailing you right after I’m done here. ;D

    Thank you and Contemporary Cloth for a generous giveaway and a chance to win some gorgeous fabric. Two winners! Woot! Woot!


  26. Pamela Dungar says:

    This is a lovely combination of colour and pattern, I would love to win it but I think i better order some just to be on the safe side. The US service men help to keep us all sleeping safely in our beds, members of my family served in WW2 and praised them yo the skies.

  27. Elisabetta says:

    thank you SO much, I’d love to win this fabric for my little baby girl Anna =)

  28. ang says:

    thank you !!

  29. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I love your bundle – and to me it says “freedom” too!

  30. Lori Smanski says:

    i like the way you think about freedom and becasue of it we can see so much nature freely. Praying for all our soldiers. Thanks for the give a way

  31. debbe says:

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th.

  32. Susan Haebig says:

    Best email I have opened on this 4th of July!!!

  33. Susan says:

    I love the fabrics together, but more than that, I love your explanation of why it’s the perfect Fourth of July fabric.

  34. DeAnn Oliekan says:

    Love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Michelle says:

    Thank you and your husband for your service! We too are a military family so I understand some of your sacrifice. And thank you for the giveaway and the many chances to win!

  36. Love the bundle; they are perfect representation for freedom.
    Thank you and your family so much for your sacrifice.

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  38. Leanne Clare says:

    I love these fabrics! Especially the Birds! Birds ARE free….as a little girl I always wanted to be a bird….I did have second thoughts when I saw them eating worms, but still – the ability to fly!

  39. Terry says:

    Love the bundle…the fabrics and colors are beautiful!!! Thank you and your husband (and all military families) for your service and sacrifices!!!!!!

  40. Cheryl Gunderson says:

    This is so great! I love that “copter” thing! I want you to know that I admire your husband, and consider him and all his peers to be American heroes. My husband is a disabled veteran from the VietNam war, and we have been married 40 years. Thanks for a chance to win. Love your blog!

  41. aggiequilter says:

    My thanks to you and your husband for your service to our country. My Dad was a WWII and Korean vet and my BIL is a decorated Vietnam vet. We can’t ever forget what so many have done to maintain our freedom and our way of life here in the US !
    Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!!

  42. Mystica says:

    I couldn’t enter on the Rafflecopter either on Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Hope that does not disqualify me!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. diane allen says:

    I loved seeing the photos of your fabrics! Hopefully, I will see them in person soon. I am so in love with textiles. You are in your first half of life, and I am in my second, but I’m finally doing what I really wanted to do all along. Thank you for sharing your life and your fabrics!


  44. Kellie Shulruff says:

    Love the fabric choice*S*
    Am so enjoying your blog and your facebook page.
    Blessings to you and your Husband and family!!

  45. Dionysia says:

    love all of these.. esp the birds.. i did an exchange to Norwich NY… now 40 years ago, this month… seems like yesterday…my yankee girlfriend just sent me some old photos from then… what a laugh… its was the swinging 70’s.. no bra on…mini skirt and great friends, who , on seeing me off, had to have a car ride back with my host dad, who wasnt exactly keen on my ( drama, arty ) friends.. it was a silent ride home, and tears from me… i love the usa… coming in 2013… i love your blog and fabrics alot…

  46. Kim McM says:

    I like the idea of what freedom means to you. Thank your husband for doing the job that he is doing to protect MY freedom, and thank you for sacrificing your marriage and your time together so that he can do his job. My brother served in the first Persian Gulf War and I know that having a family member in the armed forces serving overseas is a hard thing to experience. I cried a lot, maybe even more than his wife did (she’s not the big baby that I am). I have never been more proud of my brother. Stay strong, and think of how happy you’ll be to have him back home. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Dianne says:

    Thanks you to your family for the sacrifices you are all making so we can continue to have the freedom that we enjoy here in America. Greatgiveaway!

  48. Jennifer Gail says:

    Thanks to all who serve. Thanks for a great giveaway too.

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