Mother’s Day Giveaway #3: Catstudio Geography Pillows (FIVE WINNERS!)

I was contacted recently by Catstudio, a unique design shop whose Geography Collection I have long admired (ever since I spotted it in the Uncommon Goods catalog). They make hand-embroidered pillows, aprons, totes and trays featuring whimsical illustrations of the favorite places you have been to (or hope to visit)- across the U.S. and beyond. The pillows ($155 apiece) are a best-selling item for Catstudio. People snap these up as wedding gifts, anniversary gifts, and hostess gifts; they are perfect for remembering a honeymoon, hometown, or special destination. They are fun, colorful, sentimental, and educational all at once.

These are no ordinary pillows. Many hours of research and handiwork go into each design. Each city, state, region or country is thoroughly researched before being turned into a sketch (“locals” are consulted to make sure the designers make smart choices in which landmarks to include- or not). Each pillow is embroidered entirely by hand. What results is an heirloom quality collectible- I received the New York City pillow and I know it will stay in my family for generations (it is already a collectible- it shows “Shea Stadium” instead of Citi Field!)

For our 3rd giveaway of the week, FIVE winners will be lucky enough to receive a Geography pillow of choice (pending availability). Each of these pillows retails for $155.

Win it! FIVE READERS will win their choice (pending availability) of a Geography pillow from Catstudio. Here are the contest rules (they have changed a bit- please read carefully!) Remember that you can enter as many of this week’s giveaways as you’d like now from now until Sunday, May 2nd at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be chosen by and announced on Monday morning, May 3rd (with the exception of the giveaway whose deadline is tonight; that winner will be announced tomorrow, Thurs. April 29th).

1) Visit Catstudio and then leave a comment here about which Geography pillow you’d choose. Leave your comment on THIS post (click on “comments” below).
2) Post your comment by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 2nd. You may leave an extra entry if you are newsletter subscriber (please mention that you are a subscriber, or leave your e-mail address to subscribe). US addresses only, please.
3) FIVE WINNERS will be chosen at random (using and announced on Monday morning, May 3rd.
4) NOTE: If you wish to be contacted by e-mail if you win, please include your e-mail address in your comment. Otherwise you must check back on Monday, May 3rd by 10am. If the prize is NOT claimed within 72 hours, the next random winner (using will be contacted.


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132 Responses to Mother’s Day Giveaway #3: Catstudio Geography Pillows (FIVE WINNERS!)

  1. Rhonda says:

    I would have to choose either the San Antonio Pillow for my brother and family who lives there or the California pillow for myself!

  2. Colleen says:

    I'd choose the Kentucky pillow to remind me of my great college days at the University of Kentucky!

  3. scuhbuh says:

    I'd pick the SC (state) pillow or the Jacksonville (city) pillow for my best friend.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would have to get the NY or the California pillows!
    zmama09 at yahoo dot com

  5. anne says:

    The Atlanta or Paris pillow – would be a hard choice between my hometown or my favorite city!

  6. Samara says:

    My home is in DC, but my heart is in Paris. I love both pillows. I guess I would choose DC. Thanks for the chance at a fantastic giveaway!

  7. Nadine says:

    I would love the Maryland pillow to remind me of home.

  8. Bethany says:

    I have long been an admirer of these pillows. Love them and the craftmanship that goes into them. I would love the Florida pillow for my parents who have a house there.

  9. Anonymous says:

    having relocated after 13 wonderful years of being a new yorker, i would love the nyc pillow to remind me of my favorite city in the world.

  10. Jan says:

    paris or new york for my sister in law's upcoming birthday!

  11. Anonymous says:

    moving from new york to florida was HUGE. i'll be happy with any (or both). love them all…act

  12. The Kingrea's says:

    Hellooo…LOUISIANA of course!! What and AWESOME give away!! This si soweird b/c I actually found an add for this pillow an have it pinned up in my cubicle at my design firm! LOVE IT! and would LOVE it for my new home- closing on Friday =)

  13. Karen says:

    This was easy… I've been coveting the LA pillow for years. They are stunning in person.

  14. Karen says:

    Sign me up for the newsletter too… (And it's still the LA pillow for me!)

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  15. Ashley says:

    I would love the Ohio pillow!

  16. windycindy says:

    What a fun, but difficult decision on the wonderful pillows! I live in Illinois,my paternal grandmother came over from France and my son
    and husband are traveling to Ireland very soon! So many memories, these pillows could represent! I most likely would go with Ireland as a
    gift for my husband and son to remember their Father/Son trip!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  17. windycindy says:

    I am a subscriber to your email
    newsletter! Merci, Cindi

  18. Chacoy says:

    I would choose the Utah Pillow;}
    These are really cute and great gift ideas: give one to mom if you live in a different state!
    Thank you for the opprotunity!

  19. Chacoy says:

    I subscribe via newletter;}

  20. Ursula V says:

    I've thought about purchasing one of these pillows for myself for a while, but the money always seems to end up for something else. I'd choose my home state North Carolina. Amazing giveaway!

  21. Terri Fisher says:

    I guess I would have to choose PA or DE my two home states. Wish they had a Taiwan pillow!

  22. nina healy says:

    I would definitely pick Nebraska! Both of my parents are from there even thought they now live in CT. I would give it to them as a gift for their anniversary!

  23. Jennifer says:

    I've always wanted one of these pillows. New York for me! JRG

  24. BSB says:

    Okay, this is a no brainer since I and my husband were born and raised in New York-how could that not be the one I would want.

    However I also really like the Florida one-thinking it would make a great gift for my parent's condo in Florida!

  25. Anonymous says:

    I am a midwest gal so I would probably pick Mpls/St. Paul pillow or WI pillow. I am very tempted by the Virgin Islands pillow too. They are pretty. PS I am a newsletter subscriber

    Anna C.

  26. Meg says:

    This is AWESOME!! I've seen these before and think they are the cutest things. It's nice to know where to find them, thanks. I would choose Alabama!

  27. Meg says:

    I get your email. Thanks!!

  28. Amy says:

    I would choose the Arizona pillow.

  29. Amy says:

    Can you please subscribe me to your newsletter? I am a big fan of your site!

  30. Mony says:

    I've always loved these pillows!!! I just noticed the North Pole one today and I think it is adorable.

  31. Sara says:

    Definitely my homestate of Michigan to share with my sister who recently relocated.

  32. Anonymous says:

    I would love the Oklahoma pillow as a reminder of my college years!

    But the NYC pillow would also be nice becuase thats where I live now. 🙂

  33. Sarah says:

    I have had my eye on the Alabama pillow for some time now! My hometown, Huntsville, even gets a shout-out! These pillows are so great! zupkosarah (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. Pat T says:

    Chicago, for sure! Thanks for the chance.

  35. Lisa says:

    I would choose the NY pillow!!

  36. LaurenG says:

    NYC pillow, of course (I've only lived here my whole life!)

  37. Lesli says:

    I would definitely choose the West Virginia pillow – love seeing all the places I love to visit.

  38. LisaFriedman says:

    I love these pillows! I'd either choose New York, as it's where my husband and I met and where we live now, or Pennsylvania, where I grew up and where both of us went to school (before we knew each other).

  39. Ann says:

    Those are really fun! I think I'd want the Dallas one since that is where I grew up!

  40. Melissa says:

    I'd probably choose SF (hometown), but would have to seriously consider NYC for the time I spent living there! Very creative and fun!


  41. smiley says:

    This is hard- I'd love the Iowa pillow to remind me of home but I'd love to get the San Diego pillow for my hubby to remind him of home! Too bad I didn't grow up in San Diego!

  42. cdmtx says:

    i wish they would have Germany 🙁 so i would choose Nebraska for my Hubby ( Hometown )

  43. cdmtx says:

    i also subscribed to your newsletter 🙂


  44. jennifer57 says:

    I'm not sure if i'd pick PA or the north pole

  45. Kate says:

    I love the Italy and Paris pillows!

  46. Kim says:

    love this for my sis: WASHINGTON ST. PILLOW

  47. Kim says:

    subscribe to u!

  48. Aimee Friedrich says:

    So cool! Love New Jersey, North Pole and America!

  49. Apple says:

    I'd pick the Paris pillow. So pretty. 🙂

  50. Katrina says:

    I love the Florida one since that is where we live!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  51. Samantha says:

    This would take me a few hours to choose just one pillow. Do you go with something from home, California or San Diego or your fave city in the world, NYC , or a wonderful vacay that you will never forget, England, just too many possibilities, they are beautiful!
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  52. Anonymous says:

    I'd choose the Iowa pillow because I grew up there! Such cute pillows!

  53. Sarah Baird says:

    I would love to have the Nantucket pillow, since we have spent many summer vacations there as a family– what a great reminder of such happy memories!

  54. Brit says:

    I totally know which one I'd want!!! England!!! My husband and I are headed there this fall for a little getaway and that would be so fun to have as a souvenir!

  55. Anonymous says:

    Definitely Boston! Thanks!

  56. Anonymous says:

    I would choose the America pillow.

  57. cnsakar says:

    I would love to have NY pillow.

  58. racergirl1313 says:

    I'd pick the Michigan pillow. All of them are wonderful though!

    I want to subscribe (I couldn't find where on your site)
    My email: racergirl1313(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

  59. emenzin says:

    i would choose the cape cod pillow- a perfect gift for my parents!

  60. Rebekah says:

    I'd love the New York City Pillow!

    cabonargibaby (at) yahoo (dot) com

  61. Anonymous says:

    I would choose the Cape Cod pillow…nest vacation memories made there! Thanks!

  62. Justine M. says:

    i could choose the idaho pillow for my kids since thats where they were born

    j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

  63. Snowflake07 says:

    I would pick the North Pole Pillow, 1st Edition. I LOVE IT!!!
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  64. Snowflake07 says:

    I emailed you about being a newsletter subscriber.
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  65. jamaise says:

    I would pick my home state of Indiana

  66. jamaise says:

    I am a subscriber

  67. debevans says:

    I would ♥LOVE♥ to win a GEORGIA Pillow!!!!!

    debevans at bellsouth dot com

  68. Jane and Jim says:

    These pillows are AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!
    I would love to win the Houston pillow!
    Thanks for the opp!
    jane and jimbo at yahoo dot com

  69. Not So Anonymous Michelle says:

    I'd absolutely love to have the England pillow because my husband is from England and we've had a few wonderful trips there.

  70. Jane and Jim says:

    I would love to subscribe to the newsletter –
    janeandjimbo at yahoo dot com

  71. Heather says:

    I'd choose the 'France' pillow! It's so so lovely!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  72. Heather says:

    And please add me to your newsletter! Pretty please of course!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  73. Colleen says:

    These pillows are beautiful. I'd choose Pennsylvania, or Paris!

  74. Colleen says:

    I subcribe to your newsletter bailecm5 at hotmail dot com

  75. R says:

    I have always been a big fan of these items. Alaska would be pillow of choice for me. My husband's home state and it holds many fantastic memories of fishing, camping, Christmas's, engagements etc for us!

  76. Jennifer says:

    I am a news letter subscriber and love the NY pillow! Jennifer G.

  77. Chacoy says:

    i likey;} i would get the Utah pillow. what a great gift idea for mother's day, get your mom a pillow of where you and your family live-if your not close to home;}

  78. Alice says:

    I love thE PARIS AND NEW York one
    janow at yahoo dot com

  79. Celeste says:

    the Florida pillow!


  80. Anonymous says:

    I'd choose the Paris pillow b/c that's where I honeymooned!

  81. moushka says:

    Gotta go with our home state of Washington.

  82. Tabathia says:

    I would choose the italy pillow

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  83. Some Lucky Dog says:

    I love Catstudio and have pillows for the 3 states I've lived in, hubby has gotten them for me over the years. I would love to have the America pillow or the Yellowstone pillow to go with them!

    e-mail: someluckydog at gmail dot com

  84. Some Lucky Dog says:

    I sent an e-mail to subscribe!

    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  85. Island Girl says:

    I would choose the Hawaii pillow…these are awesome!

    mainlandmama at gmail dot com

  86. Island Girl says:

    Please subscribe me
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  87. Heather says:

    How lovely the California pillow will look on my couch in New York! Beautiful pillows!

  88. Anonymous says:

    I'd pick either Pennsylvania for my grandkids' birthplace, Minnesota for my daughter's birthplace or Kentucky as my homestate!

  89. Terri says:

    I would choose the Pennsylvania pillow, although the America one is a close second. Beautiful!

  90. Terri says:

    I'm a newsletter subscriber. tmp95 at comcast dot net

  91. K says:

    I would choose the Missouri pillow.

    romancingthestork (at) gmail (dot) com

  92. katia says:

    i would LOVE to have the england pillow!

  93. oona. says:

    These pillows are AMAZING! I am going to tell all my relatives about them! My favorite has to be the Austin pillow because it reminds me of living there when my husband and I went to college. Thanks so much!
    foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  94. oona. says:

    Please add me to your newsletter:
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  95. Anonymous says:

    my, my those are cute!!! i'd have to pick nyc b/c that's where i live…but the paris one will be on my "to buy" list b/c je taime…..

  96. comeaux says:

    I would choose the Louisiana one

  97. Elena says:

    I would choose the France pillow.

  98. Elena says:

    Sent you a request for subscription.

  99. DEBIJOT says:

    I would pick NC – my state. It even has my city on the pillow! Love it!

  100. DEBIJOT says:

    signed up for email subscription

  101. Maya says:

    Wow, they are really pretty! I was surprised to find Israel pillow. That's the one I want!

  102. Tylerpants says:

    I'd love the Maryland pillow since I live there. Looks great! tylerpants(at)

  103. Tylerpants says:

    I'm a newsletter subscriber. tylerpants(at)

  104. Jane says:

    OMG, I can't believe that this is where 'those' pillows come from. Saw a Delaware pillow in a youtube video (been on facebook awhile) and it shows a picture of a Delaware pillow at the end. Everyone (of course) asked where it was from and wanted one but no one was ever able to find it (til now) Hoping I win one (that would be awesome!!)
    Jane (@ snanimals .com

  105. Anne J says:

    I'd pick either the New York pillow or the Adirondack pillow, I can't choose! I'd probably have to flip a coin if I win.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  106. ms mel says:

    there are some wonderful choices, but i'd like to have the "the Hamptons" pillow, and thank you for the chance!


  107. Judy B says:

    We're in Greenfield, so I'd go with the MA pillow! Love Uncommon Goods too!

    judychrz at

  108. trixx says:

    My fave is the NYC pillow. So cool!

  109. trixx says:

    I'm a newsletter subscriber!

  110. tina reynolds says:

    its a tough pick i would go with washington st or a national park thanks for the chance

  111. tina reynolds says:

    isubscribe thanks for the chance

  112. Laursink says:

    Love it!

  113. Elsie says:

    I really am impressed with these pillows…I love the America, Ohio or Great Lakes pillows especially!

    The Ohio one would be a gft for a lovely lady who is from another land, but lives here now.

    What stunning work, and a delightful idea!

  114. S. says:

    I like the France pillow. Reminds me of my family…

  115. Claire says:

    Ohio pillow!!!

  116. Michelina says:

    Pennsylvania pillow! My little town is on the pillow!
    michelinaz at hotmail

  117. Michelina says:

    I'm not sure if I'm signed up for the newsletter but if not, please sign me up at michelinaz at hotmail dot com.

  118. Taryn says:

    I love the Paris one! Thanks for the opportunity!

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