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FGF Giveaway with Ben Millett of Not So Straight

It’s FeelGood Friday, and that means it’s time for a giveaway!

This week, we’ve teamed up with Ben Millett of Not So Straight quilt patterns to bring you a choice of one of four awesome patterns!

For details on how to WIN, head to our IG post!

Get to Know Ben:

Quilting became Ben Millett’s creative outlet outside his work at an agriculture company in Des Moines, Iowa. He enjoyed designing and piecing quilt tops, but would be frustrated that his quilting lines were wobbly. Around this same time, he realized that he was not as straight as he’d been convinced to be. “Not So Straight” became a tongue-in-cheek rally cry (and later, his brand name) as Ben quilted, reminding both himself and others of who he is.

He takes a modern approach with his quilted projects, preferring to work with solids in saturated colors (unless he has green prints on hand). Those projects are meant for everyday use and for display, and sometimes both at the same time. He is grateful that his husband and his son let him retreat to the craft room for hours on end to bring those to projects to fruition.  You can find him and his work on Instagram and on his website.

5 Fun Facts:

1. Favorite thing about Fridays: Currently I have half-work days to use vacation time that would otherwise be better spent on travel. But otherwise, it’s the highly original answer that it’s almost the weekend.2. Favorite place that you’ve ever traveled: For different reasons, New York City or San Francisco

3. Favorite project that you’ve ever made: Does my son count? Quilt-wise, I’m gonna have to go with the ones I’ve tagged in my Instagram feed with #notsostraightbybenfaves, which includes the wall-hanging “Into the Woods” and a rainbow interpretation of Rebecca Burnett’s Horseshoes and Hand Grenades quilt.

4. Favorite beverage: Agua de jamaica, a hibiscus iced tea, when I can get it. Otherwise an Iced Mocha Mex, triple decaf, from my local coffee shop Zanzibar’s

5. Favorite tv show: Usually the one I’m currently watching. Or ‘The Leftovers’.

 


Ben, thank you so much for sponsoring this week’s FeelGood Fibers giveaway! For more of Not So Straight by Ben Millett, follow along with his quilting journey on Instagram and purchase his patterns on his website.

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