winners all!

A pattern is now emerging. Making quilts designed by people who live nearby is creating a sense of roots sprouting under my feet! We are winners all in this game of life, when we share the joy of creating.

  1. Winner of “Win YOUR Quilt” drawing, West Seattle Grounds coffee shop, June 10, 2021:

2. Winning quilt from November 20, 2021 Holiday Bazaar in the Alki Masonic Hall, West Seattle, WA:

Take your chance at designing–and winning–your own handmade art quilt, this Saturday, December 4 from 1-4pm, at the Holiday Makers Market at West Seattle Grounds coffee shop! The drawing will be held at 3:45pm, so don’t delay…


creativity blooms at the Alki Masonic Hall! & “Quilt Maker Kits” for parties!

Today’s Holiday Bazaar in West Seattle was a little, well, bizarre, but the silver lining was to see several people, little kids and older folks (my age, that is) who were all enjoying the “Win YOUR Quilt” game. They were moving squares around, eye-balling the effects, seeing line and color like artists for a few minutes, and discussing it with their family and friends. It is a deeply pleasurable experience, that was visible on their faces.

For me, it was really a delight to see that.

Sorry I didn’t take pictures — it seems pushy and rude, so I don’t.

Eight people played the game, and the winning design is shown here. I’ll be back in touch when the whole thing is done, but for now, here is the formula which I’ve decided to start marketing. People love it!


Purchase a “Quilt Maker’s Kit” of 30 artsy squares by HGBG

Invite your friends and family over for a Quilt Making Party and Drawing!

Part One: MAKE A QUILT! game
Public: Who can play?


  1. Ensure hands are clean, with wipes provided.
  2. Browse through the quilt squares, choose 15 that you like. Put the other ones into a neat pile to the side.
  3. Choose your layout: horizontal or vertical.
    (“Frankenstein” is vertical; “Respect wall-hanging” is horizontal)
  4. Lay out your quilt squares in lines according to the blue taped areas on the table. It will create a design that is 3 squares x 5 squares (vertical), or 5 squares x 3 squares (horizontal).
  5. Straighten it all up.
  6. Take a photo with your cell phone.
    Congratulations! You are now a quilt designer and that is your first e-quilt!

Part Two: WIN YOUR QUILT! drawing

  1. Each person makes a quilt and photographs it in the Make a Quilt game (above).
  2. Each person writes name and contact information (email and/or phone) on a slip of paper.
  3. Fold it and put the paper in a shoebox.
  4. At a precise time, hold a drawing!
  5. Notify the winner.
  6. Contact HGBG. Details of the design and choice of fabric for the back will be discussed with Ms. Julia who will put the order on her to-do list!
  7. The finished quilt will be ready in 3-4 weeks and delivered (in Seattle) or shipped.

NEWS! Now available!

QUILT MAKER KITS: Love the “Make a Quilt” and “WIN YOUR Quilt” games? Want to bring them to a family get-together or child’s birthday party? Get a Quilt Maker Kit (30 squares) & custom-made follow-up quilt for only $399.99 (plus tax)!
Contact me! juliawsea@juliawsea

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Congrats to the caring professionals and Happy New Year to all!

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Happy New Year, everybody!

To follow up on my post of December 17, “Tonight’s the Night!”:

Five caring professionals have come forward to capture the prizes in our second annual “Caring Profession Thank-you Week”:  a fire captain and a nurse from Seattle, two school teachers from South Bend, IN, and one school teacher from New Orleans, LA.

Congrats to all of you, and hope to see you and your feedback soon on the “Happy Clients” page of Honey Girl Books and Gifts.

Other big news: Tranquility Pillows are now available with Velcro fasteners or the traditional snaps, to make it easier for tiny or tired fingers to attach and remove the three cloth stars. As the tag says, “Snap on a star and let your feelings be seen. It’s as natural as a night sky.”

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Tonight’s the night!

Tranquility Pillow Xmas tree Dec 2018.jpgHello!

Dec. 18 is a very exciting date. It is the day that kicks off the “caring profession thank-you week”: a tradition I created last year as CEO of my own business, Honey Girl Books and Gifts (est. 2017).

Each year in the week before Christmas (beginning Dec. 18), Honey Girl Books and Gifts gives away a Tranquility Pillow ($80 value plus free shipping in the USA) to the first five “caring professionals” who request one (with a scanned ID or other proof of profession). Caring professions include K-12 teachers and counselors, nurses, midwives, doulas, fire and police officers, and day care providers. In return, we’d like a little feedback about the product’s therapeutic effects and permission to share those anecdotes.

Want to join the contest?  email beginning on 12/18 (that is, for the eager, at midnight tonight)

Don’t delay!  inquiries have already arrived from teachers and nannies in cities ranging from Seattle and New Orleans to South Bend, Indiana!

Thank you for your service to humanity; we could not survive without you!

This year’s winners will receive a Night model in the Moonrise design, as seen below.