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Give Away #2- Road to California Quilt Show Swag

Did you know that Road to California has its own Vendor Booth at the show? It is stocked with all kinds of merchandise for purchase that is made especially for Road.

The second prize package in our Get Ready For Road Give Away is a collection of all the items we offer in our booth featuring our Road to California logo, valued at approximately $125.


New Items for Road 2019

This year’s Road to California tote bag features the 2018 Best of Show Winner, Fractal, by Claudia Pfeil. The sturdy bag is roomy and has a zipper closure to keep all your Road purchases safe.

The 2019 lanyard is in the colors of this year’s 1950’s theme, pink and black.

These clever pin cushions are perfect for keeping track of sewing needles and pins on the go and come with four needles already inside.

Our Road Fans come in handy for staying cool in any type of weather.

Need a place to jot down quilting notes? These 3-3/4” wide by 5-1/2’’ long mini-journals are filled with lined paper and tuck easily into a purse or project bag. They come in three colors: red, black and blue.

These trendy Pop Sockets help to secure your smart phone in your hand.

Our clear zipper pouches are perfect as a wallet substitute or for carrying around small sewing supplies. They are 4X6 inches and open to 1-1/2 inches wide.  

Not pictured, but also new for 2019, that is offered both in our booth and for this giveaway, are Road mouse-pads and metal pin savers for organizing and securing your Roadie Pins.


Additional Road Items

If you are a regular visitor to our show, these additional Road items may be familiar:

Glass Nail Files,

Quarter Inch Seam Mini-Rulers,

and a 5-inch Square Ruler.

And who knows… we just might find some more classic Road gear in our warehouse to throw in for the give away too. We love surprises!!

How to Enter

Comment below by answering the following question: What is your favorite quilting notion?

All comments received count for 3 entries. You can earn more entries by commenting on applicable posts on our Facebook Page and Instagram Account @road2ca for a total of 5 entries for this give away. Entries are accepted through midnight PST on January, 10th.  The winner will be announced on January 11th.  The winner will receive their prize when they come to the show or if they can’t make Road 2019, we will mail it to them.   

Good Luck to all who enter.

For complete rules and information regarding the Get Ready for Road Give Away, please go to this blog post.

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142 Responses to “Give Away #2- Road to California Quilt Show Swag”

  1. Cheryl Taylor says:

    My favorite notion is a stiletto type tool, which I use it to ensure my fabric gets under the sewing foot the way it’s intended. My second favorite are my “wonder” clips, which are used for SEW many tasks.

    • Heidi Llanes says:

      My first year going to attend and I am a new quilter . I love all patterns the more the better and rulers !

  2. Karen Nicholson says:

    My favorite notion is my quarter inch seam guide, so that I can have a consistent seam allowance no matter the machine. I also love wonder clips.

  3. Valerie Tvedt says:

    My favorite quilting notion is my 1/4 inch foot. It guarantees a perfect seam allowance each time.

  4. Ellee says:

    My rotary cutter is my favorite notion — helps a ton with accuracy and saves my hands from wearing out.

  5. Sharon Dulcich says:

    My favorite quilting notion is my 1/4″ presser foot with the guide. It keeps me on the straight and narrow 🙂

  6. Barbi Vogel says:

    I love my porcupine quill it helps guide fabric under the Fed dogs, past the needle. Just like a stiletto without the stress of getting it under the needle. Also love my tweezers for unstitching.

  7. Patty Latourell says:

    My favorite notion are snippets the small scissors with spring action handles

  8. Karen Stenback says:

    My favorite notion is a finger pincushion that I wear when I appliqué.

  9. Kitty Pearl says:

    Rulers rule as my favorite notion. Are rulers a notion or a tool? Hmmmm…..maybe I will go with thread. Thread is cool!

  10. Elizabeth A Ebert says:

    My favorite notion is probably My Purple Thing tool use to feed fabric while seeing.

  11. Nancy Kursewicz says:

    My favorite notion is the stacking boxes that all/most of my sewing tools fit into. I can carry them to classes and retreats, and when at home they fit right into the drawer next to my machine. No need for a duplicate set.

  12. Pandora Lolos says:

    I love my magnetic pin cushion. Unfortunately my white handled seam ripper is one of my most used notions.

  13. Betty Finnila says:

    My favorite notion is my 60 mm rotary cutter. It has improved my accuracy in cutting tremendously.

  14. Patty S. says:

    My favorite quilting notion has to be the rotary cutter. Sounds basic, but if you’ve been quilting for a while, and prior to the invention of this tool, you can appreciate how this notion revolutionized quilting!

  15. Pam N. says:

    My thimble – can’t hand quilt without it!

  16. anneking1 says:

    I use an old glasses case to hold my rotary cutter. It’s safe when not in use and when taking it to classes.

  17. Barbara Dunlap says:

    My rotary cutter and my quilting gloves are my favorite.

  18. Rhonda Kramer says:

    the rotary cutter is most used item and favorite thing ever!

  19. Danielle mccaffrey says:

    My favorite notions are my silicone thread wrap and bobbin keeper. Also my suction cup pin cushion. I would be lost without them. Hoping to find more notions at roads this year for my birthday.

  20. Deb Beckwith says:

    my favorite quilting tool is the one I need in the moment! too many to pick one. do love binding clips a bunch though. beats pinning or holding it straight! thank you for a chance to win! great items

  21. Pamela Pedersen says:

    I start looking forward to Road the day after it ends. I love to see what is new in fabric and tools.

  22. Kathy Irvine says:

    The rotary cutter is my favorite tool. The time saved and accuracy of this tool has changed quilt making forever

  23. Debbie Timmons says:

    I love my rotary cutter. Don’t know what I’d do without it.

  24. Ericka Stewart says:

    I love my rulers! I can’t wait to win this swag bag!

  25. Gloria goss says:

    My favorite quoting notion is my handy little scissors that hang on a clip they’re always right there when I need them

  26. Ivan moore says:

    My favorite quilting notion is my needle threader without my needle threader because my eyesight is bad now I would not be able to sew

  27. Maridel Armstrong says:

    My rotary cutter is probably my favorite! Great swag bag

  28. Iva moore says:

    My favorite notion is my needle threader because of my eyesight without it I would no longer be able to sew and sewing is my favorite thing to do.

  29. Melinda Serles says:

    My favorite quilting notion are my binding clips! I am new to quilting but find the clips make hand binding so easy after my quilt is finished…. I know that when I pull out my clips… my quilt is almost finished… and ready to be gifted to a special someone!

  30. Christine McAllaster says:

    My purple thang

  31. Chris Lapham says:

    Hi, Chris here… My favorite notion is great lighting…. I have learned over the years that great lighting makes the whole process of quilting sooooooo much more enjoyable…. 😀😀😀

  32. Sue Casey says:

    My favorite notion is a rotary cutter with a new blade.

  33. nelspam says:

    Led lights are my favorite sewing notions. they give me the ability to see everything in my sewing machine and my work area.

  34. Patty says:

    My rotary cutter. I cut pieces for my grandma years ago. Stopped quilting for school,work and small kids. When they got to school, I restarted and there was this new way to cut—magic!

  35. Molly Moyet says:

    My blue Wond’R Thimble…a pliable thimble that feels like skin…perfect for when I hand stitch

  36. Ericka Stewart says:

    I love my rulers!

  37. Diane Jacob says:

    I love Deb Turner’s Corner Block Pop tool. Plus, once when I had a question about it, they responded with a personal and helpful email instruction – that’s great customer service.

  38. Daisy Hovey says:

    My favorite quilting tool is the iron , cause I love to press the block to a beautiful square !

  39. Nancy Godfrey says:

    My favorite notion unfortunately Jack the Ripper he works had for me when I am careless with my stitching.

  40. Patty Flynn says:

    My rotary cutter. I’m old enough to have made a quilt or two prior. Love it.

  41. My favorite notion is my Martelli rotating mat. I love using it to trim my blocks.

  42. Linda Roseman says:

    Like children, you can’t pick a favorite – you love them all equally!

  43. Sharon Miya says:

    I don’t know if this is considered a notion but I love my quilt wall. It helps me see where I am going, keep my pieces organized, and make adjustments if I don’t like the way the quilt is coming together. It also helps me see that the end is in sight and cuts down on the UFOs.

  44. Juanita Cairns says:

    Brand new, very sharp rotary blades!

  45. lani1977 says:

    My favorite notion is the rotary cutter with a new blade.

  46. Laurie Gonzalez says:

    My favorite item is my rotary cutter. 🍀

  47. Sally says:

    My favorite quilting notion is definitely my rotary cutter. And of course my rulers to keep my cutting accurate. This will be my first trip to Road2CA! So excited!

  48. Charlotte says:

    My most favorite right now is my cutting gizmo. So awesome for cutting apart your chain pieces. So fast.

  49. Diane Morrow says:

    There are many great notions but one I really love is my 1″ x 6″ ruler. I keep one in my applique, traveling kit, and one by my sewing machine. I have lost one and am just lost.

  50. Irene Towler says:

    My super pointy, extra sharp tweezers. I use them as a stiletto, with my super pointy, extra sharp tiny scissors as a seam ripper and of course to help thread my machine needle. That darn machine needle gets smaller every year.

  51. Linda Pon says:

    The rotary cutter! It was the main reason I was able to get into quilting!!

  52. Deborah Cooper says:

    My favorite are my cutting mats. I have different sizes for different tables around the house.

  53. Darcie Tossetti says:

    I would be lost without m rotary cutter.

  54. Christi says:

    I love my seam ripper. I can’t live without it.

  55. Pam Kuhr says:

    Oh my, how to pick! My rotary cutters are certainly important but I’m grateful for all my gadgets 🙂

  56. My favorite quilting notion are my Kai small scissors that I wear around my neck for all sewing I do.

  57. beth daniels says:

    I love my rotary cutter. it is so easy to cut fabric for quilts.

  58. awalter55 says:

    My favourite notion has to be thread. How would we quilt all that wonderful fabric we buy at Road2California?

  59. Kathleen Knight says:

    Love my rotary cutter and mat, lovely sharp scissors (never for paper) and my design wall.

  60. odette osantowski says:

    My favorite tool is my tiny scissors to clip my threads as I go.

  61. Mary Kay Fuhlrodt says:

    My wooden seam roller!

  62. Teresa Kline Beams says:

    My June Taylor slotted ruler. It speeds up cutting so much. Thank you to my hubby for getting it for me last Christmas.

  63. Rae says:

    Rotery cutter and new mat, small iron and pressing mat are my favorites

  64. Debbie Natcher says:

    My rotary cutter!

  65. Kathy F says:

    My Favorite notions are my quilting friends.! Whenever they are here life seems perfect 😘

  66. Sandy Wagner says:

    My favorite tool is my rotary cutter by Martelli. I purchased it last year at the ROAD and I am still on the same blade and I use it on a daily basis.

  67. Bonnie Lippincott says:

    My favorite “tool” is my folding mat! Great for home or taking to classes.

  68. Lori Ginsberg says:

    My ByAnnie stiletto and pressing tool!

  69. Janice Culliton Remus says:

    Hi! My favorite tool is my rotary cutter! Can’t be as accurate without it and saves so much time!!

  70. Kathleen says:

    love my rotary cutter and mat, quilting rulers (for cutting and FMQ), my sewing machine,….I could go on and on!!!!

  71. Jane Childerhose says:

    I’m loving the Perfect Scissors from Karen Kay Buckley!

  72. Claudia McGinty says:

    First time Quilter! First time going to the Show! Currently loving all the tools I’m learning to use!

  73. Linda says:

    My favorite notion is my non- slip ruler. I have a couple sizes and will get more.

  74. Deborah Barrett says:

    Clover Wonder Clips

  75. Tracy Beck says:

    Excited to go to this years show. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter,

  76. debr33 says:

    My favorite tool is my rotating cutting mat for trimming blocks!

  77. Christeena Miller says:

    Rotary cutter!
    Great swag bag!

  78. Shannon says:

    I love my rotary cutter. And my mini bolts.

  79. Kathy says:

    Oh my goodness! So hard to choose. I love my little leather dots when doing hand work.

  80. Erika says:

    I’d have to say the binder clips. Not just for binding, I use them to keep bundles of precuts together, swatches with patterns, notes, etc.

  81. Mary Ann says:

    My favorite notion is my rotary cutter.

  82. Linda Anderson says:

    My small Kai scissors!

  83. Jean denton says:

    Rotary cutter and rulers go hand in hand.

  84. Pam says:

    My favorite notion is my Olfa applique scissors

  85. Cynthia Greenlee says:

    My favorite notion is the Olfa rotary cutter and mat. Couldn’t live without then.

  86. Tracy Trimble says:

    Rulers, tape measures and pins

  87. Vicki Stuart says:

    I don’t think I could do without my rotary cutter and mat. These make my life so much better in quilting.

  88. Gwen Humphries says:

    My favorite notion is the handy seam ripper.

  89. Linda Estelle says:

    my seam ripper gets me out of trouble

  90. Ginny Martin says:

    My leather coin thimble saves my fingers when hand sewing the binding down on a quilt.

  91. Karen Breslin says:

    A nice sharp rotary cutter is my favorite quilting notion. It speeds up cutting the fabric so I can get to the fun of sewing.

  92. Melody Lutz says:

    My 15+year old spray bottle!!!

  93. Janet T says:

    I like the rotary cutter/ruler combo. It saves my wrist when doing numerous cuttings.

  94. Barbara Montejo says:

    my rotary cutter.

  95. Sara Arnold says:

    I use a dental pick as a stiletto. It’s thinner and can grab the fabric under the foot while its down. I also have a favorite thimble, it has a needle threader attached to it.

  96. Debbie Bride says:

    Rotary cutter

  97. Ann F says:

    My seam ripper because I use it so much

  98. NICHOLE AUSTIN says:

    My favorite notion is my rotary cutter. It makes cutting so mush easier

  99. Brenda Amyx says:

    My favorite notion is my rotary cutter!

  100. Cindy Shelley says:

    My favorite is “That Purple Thang” and my 60mm rotary cutter.

  101. Deanna Console says:

    My rotary cutter— have had it for 25+ years and still going strong!

  102. Kerry Embrey says:

    I love using wonder clips for binding and keeping stacks of blocks/ pieces together

  103. Rhonda Basore says:

    My favorite is my ergonomic rotary blade and seam ripper. With arthritic hands they are a life saver.

  104. Jan says:

    My favorite quilting notion has got to be my rotary cutting tools. I use them for nearly every project.

  105. Beth says:

    My go-to tool is the Quarter Inch Seam Marker by Fons&Porter.

  106. Gail Reardon says:

    Definitely rotary cutter.

  107. Sharon Mominee says:

    ALL of my rulers!

  108. My Reliable iron, the name says it all.

  109. Leslie Bussing says:

    My favorite notion is the Kai rotary cutter.

  110. Darci Bodin says:

    My favorite notion is the pin cup with the magnet on the bottom. It keeps my long pins in one spot before pinning the quilt to the long arm. I have 2 smaller ones for regular straight pins. Best thing ever.

  111. lcgates says:

    Do I have to pick a favorite? Right now, it’s a toss-up between my rulers and my rotary cutter. They help cut pieces quickly and accurately!

  112. Keri Follmer says:

    A glue pen! Terrific little helper.

  113. Janet Stone says:

    My tiny Omnigrid yellow handled scissors!

  114. Charlotte Peterson says:

    Favorite notion is my blunted sharp scissors worn around my neck…at all times…on a lanyard!

  115. Bonnie Larson says:

    My Olfa seam ripper. Thanks!

  116. Kathleen Ash-Flashner says:

    My rotary cutter and seam ripper. (Never like to think I will use it, but usefulwhen needed.)

  117. Dorothy Deis says:

    My favorite notion is my rotary cutter. Don’t know what I would do without it.

  118. Deborah Babbitt says:

    At times my seem ripper is my favorite notion

  119. inger blood says:

    Y favorite notion is my thread!

  120. Nancy Manion says:

    The fan might be a must while seeing the show. Never know quite how to dress for the whole day.

  121. Anne Sidell says:

    Tough call, but the notion I use the most is my rotary cutter… is that my favorite? If I had to consider using scissors to cut fabric instead, then YES!!!! Rotary cutter – final answer!

  122. Daisy Hovey says:

    I love my 1/4 inch foot for my Viking quilting machine , I just line up and sew away !

  123. Cynna Hinkle says:

    My favorite notion is the block_loc flying geese. So much easier to get the perfect!

  124. Susan Anderson says:

    My favorite quilting notion is my “nip it” scissors. Since I have an older Pfaff machine it does not cut my threads when I come to the end of my seams, so my scissors are so handy for me to clip my threads and not waste a
    lot of my thread.

  125. Cheryl Quesnell says:

    My favorite notion is my seam ripper. A necessary evil.

  126. Jodi Brown says:

    Can’t wait!!! Love the swag, and counting the days til the show!!! Ontario, here we come!! (Can’t. Sit. Still. )

  127. quilterfan says:

    My favorite notion is scissors, especially little ones like embroidery in all different designs and colors. I have a few and can always add another.

  128. Mary Hull says:

    So many to choose from, some of my favorites would be the rotary cutter, the 1/4 inch foot, and of course the array of rulers available

  129. Mary Hull says:

    So Many to choose from, rotary cutter, 1/4 inch foot, vast array of rulers…

  130. Elaine says:

    My favorite notion is my camera…when picking fabric…sometimes I just can decide if the colors are compatible …so I take a picture of them together and often it helps me see it differently. I also use my camera to help decide block placement.

  131. Teri Stiepel says:

    My favorite quilting notion is my Tula small scissors💗

  132. Linda Anderson was our winner. Congratulations, Linda!!

  133. Veronica Lee Marler says:

    the flying geese rulers. I love them. they help to make thing go so much faster.

  134. Michelle Ownbey says:

    My rotary cutter 🙂

  135. beth daniels says:

    My favorite tool is a plastic awl that holds my fabric to fold under the machine needle. I keep right in a cup by my machine so I can grab when I need to.

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