Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meet my new sponsors - Fililis - and a great giveaway!

I'm really excited to welcome Fililis as new sponsors of FairyFace Designs!



Fililis is a mother and daughter love-for-fabric affair, with a shop based in Waterford, Ireland. It is really great to have another online store selling bright, modern fabrics here in Ireland! Patricia's grandmother is a trained seamstress and her mother Celia learnt to sew at her feet. While Patricia was a late starter - it wasn't until her 20s that she got a sewing machine as a birthday present and took her first sewing steps – her love for everything textile hit her fast and hard!

Her mother, Celia, lives in Spain and she comes up with the most beautiful designs on a daily basis. Like many women in Spain and in their family, she sews anything from clothes to household items. She sews useful things that are incredibly beautiful. Here are some squares of the completely hand sewn life story quilts that she made for Patricia and her step-sister:



 

You can see the lifestory quilts here and here and I would definitely recommend to all quilt lovers that you check them out, they are intricate, beautiful works of art!

But in Patricia's opinion, Celia’s masterpiece was her wedding dress, sewn with lace that her great-great-greatgrandmother had woven by hand: "She designed, sewed and beaded this beauty, making me the most dazzling bride ever!"



Isn't it fabulous? Such a beautiful dress!!

While Patricia's mother is the inspiration behind Fililis, Patricia combines her degree in Entrepreneurship and her love for fabric to bring to the shop beautiful and bright quilting fabrics. While living in Canada for three years she visited many well-appointed quilting shops and felt the drive to bring something similar to Ireland, where she moved with her (Irish) husband last year.

Fililis has just launched as a shop in November 2012 and while they are still updating their catalogue on a daily basis and some sections of the page are still under development they would like to invite you to have a peak . Patricia is offering a fab 10% discount to all FairyFace Designs readers through December 25th. To avail from the discount, please type the code FairyLaunch012 at checkout.

But what would a launch be without a giveaway? And to celebrate their launch Patricia is very generously offering the following goodies to two lucky winners:



A bundle of 12 gorgeous fat quarters as pictured above (are you swooning? I know I am!) will go to the first name drawn by random number generator.

But if you're not first drawn, you are still in with a chance as there is a  €20 voucher for the shop for the 2nd name drawn.

Please note that this giveaway is only open to readers in Europe due to shipping costs.

To enter the giveaway, simply pop over and like Fililis on Facebook and let them know on the wall that FairyFace Designs sent you. Then come back and let me know you did in a comment on this post. For a second entry, pop over to Fililis and have a browse through the fabrics, then come back and let me know in a second comment which is your favourite.

Two random winners will be chosen on December 19th 2012. Please leave your email address in your comments so that I can contact you. If I cannot contact the winner, I will re-draw. The winners' details will be passed onto Patricia in Fililis who will send on the prizes directly.

62 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I like Fililis on facebook!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I like the running stitch in Raspberry!

Catherine said...

I liked them on Facebook - thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Catherine said...

I like My Favourite Ship in Blue.

louoflynn said...

Oh what a lovely website! Liked it on FB.

And those fat quarters are swoonsome!

Aisling said...

I have liked them on Facebook - thanks for the giveaway!

Aisling said...

I love the flannels - would love to make a pair of pjs for my daughter, flowery top and stripey bottoms or something..

Sweetpea said...

I liked the Fililis page on FB, like Patricia I am also a late starter to quilting but I love it now!!

Sweetpea said...

I liked the Fililis page on FB, like Patricia I am also a late starter to quilting but I love it now!!

Sweetpea said...

Back again, had a browse on the Fililis site, wow some great fabrics there but I think my fave would be the vintage dainties purple fabric, very cute and gentle.

Anonymous said...

Just liked and commented on Fililis facebook page. misslizzy175@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

My favourite fabric on the site is Coeur des fleurs Rose. misslizzy175@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

So very excited! I have liked Fililis and can't wait to see more from her and you!!!

naomicollins2@eircom.net

Anonymous said...

I think the Fleur du Soleil Lime is probably my favourite but it's so difficult to choose!!!
naomicollins2@eircom.net

Elisabetta said...

thank you both for this beautiful giveaway, I love these fabrics ^_^
obviously i liked Fillis FB page

Elisabetta said...

I love Marmalade flowers in every color

AnnieK said...

Fililis has been liked, and commented upon. :-)

AnnieK said...

Marmalade is my fave...so cheery!

Michala said...

I love Marmalade!

Michala said...

I liked them on Facebook.

Druid Lady said...

Fililis does indeed have beautiful fabrics. Liked and commented on their page. Thank you for giving us such generous giveaways!

Francis Paul said...

I left my comment on their FB page and I started following :-)

Francis Paul said...

my favorite fabric has to be Coeur de Fleurs Sherbet ( in-your-face-pink!!!)

Amy said...

I left a comment on their FB page. Love the fabric in the prize!

Amy said...

I visited the fabric shop and love the sailors ABC fabrics.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love all those running stitch fabrics!

Quilterbell said...

What a nice giveaway Sarah!. I live the flannels and the Coeurs the fleurs collection. The shop is nice and easy to browse also, which is great. Thanks for the chance!.

Sarah_L_N said...

Liked and posted on facebook :)

Sarah_L_N said...

I think my favourite is Cercle de Fleurs Sherbet, love the colour combination!

Flying Blind... said...

Loving Patti Young's Running Stitches, in all colours x

Flying Blind... said...

I have duly facebooked x

Helen said...

It's so difficult to choose - they are all so gorgeous! I love the Marmalade Dots, Marmalade Pinwheels and the Le Citrus Stripe.

But if I had to choose one I would say Les Fleurs Yellow cos I'm a bit of a Flower Power Girl at heart!

Thanks for this great giveaway Sarah and Fililis!

Love Helen

louoflynn said...

Oh so many pretty fabrics and colours. I quite like the pirate stripe range, hard to pick a favourite though!

Kay said...

I love the Coeur de Fleurs in Rose (actually I love it in all of the colours). Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I have liked Fililis on facebook too. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Keela said...

Just liked Fililis.com on Facebook.

Keela said...

Fav fabric on their site would have to be "Coeur de Fleurs" in lime....would make a great quilt for my bed! Thx.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

I like Fillis on Facebook

Sophie Belle Designs said...

My favourite fabric is Les Fleur Sky

Druid Lady said...

Back again, after a good look around Fililis and their beautiful fabrics. My favourite is "Bouquet de Fleurs Spice". Though it was very hard to choose this over "Les Fleurs Yellow" or......Once again my email addy is:p0larpat@Care2.com. Ta for the second chance to win some of those gorgeous fabrics.

Contented Caroline said...

I have liked Fililis on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway x

flossyknits said...

I've liked and commented on FB :-)

Contented Caroline said...

Not sure if I am allowed to leave two comments!! But also had a look at their website and have fallen in love with Moda Marmalade fabric they are selling!!

flossyknits said...

I love the Marmalade line. All of it :-)

Judith, Belfast said...

Beautiful fabrics. Have liked on FB! Jxo

Anonymous said...

looks like a great site with beautiful things. I don't see how to sign for the drawing--Mary@earnhardt.jr.88@hotmail.com

Kirstie Cantegreil said...

Thank you for sending me to Fillis-brilliant! Have "liked" them as asked....now fingers crossed that my number comes up!! Merry Christmas! x

Emma said...

I liked and commented on Facebook :)

Emma said...

What a lovely shop! My favourite is the laminated marmalade dots in blueberry.

Katie Kearns said...

I liked Fililis on Facebook!

Katie Kearns said...

And my favourite is definitely Bouquet de Fleurs Lime

Mary Burnette said...

I liked Fililis on facebook. What a great site!
mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Mary Burnette said...

I have to say my favorite fabric has to be the vintage daisy's. What a great giveaway. The only thing would be choosing to make a cute bag for myself or a lap quilt for my daughter. Somehow I think my daughter will get her lap quilt.
Thanks for the give away!

Charlie Delaney said...

I liked Fililis on faceboo. Thanks for the tip.

Charlie Delaney said...

Twirling Blossoms Pink is my favourite!!

Cathy44647 said...

These are a wonderful set of FQ - and this is sooooo out of my comfort zone - but with 7 granddaughters in my life and a possible 8th I'm very sure I could find one or two or three girly girls that would just love to make something with these. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sabrina said...

I liked Fililis on Facebook

Sabrina said...

I liked Fililis on Facebook

memmens said...

I've liked their facebook page

memmens said...

I love the Marmalade Stripes in strawberry - thanks for the giveaway

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

I've liked the Fililis fb page!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

My favourite fabric is the Flannel blooms in blueberry!