Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday... oops Here is the Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

I forgot it was Friday... went right to work before I wrote the blog post. I am giving away a signed copy this book:


To enter just leave me a comment. Why not tell me what your favorite quilting reference book or blog is?

Giveaway ends midnight 2/17/12

Have an amazing weekend!

144 comments:

Laura said...

It looks like a wonderful prize. Thanks.

Suzan said...

My favorite quilt reference book is "The Quilter's Pocket Reference". When I was a new quilter I had that book out all the time!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

My favorite book to refer back to is The Art of Classic Quiltmaking by Hargrave and Craig. Thanks for the opportunity. :o)

Leah said...

I generally search the internet for techniques... I have a iof quilting books, but not too many.

Mrs Pixie said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
I don't actually have any quilting books but there are too many blogs I follow religiously to name! :)

Katy
x

Heidi Staples said...

Right now I'm loving Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Colby said...

I love Link to the 30s! Thanks for the chance to win!

Corrine said...

I don't really have a favorite book, but I have a few blogs I follow and am really enjoying quilt alongs on In Color Order and Sew.Happy.Geek blogs, I'm learning some new blocks and some neat tips :)

gill said...

This looks a great book!
I like Elizabeth Hartman's blog 'Oh Fransson'

Rebecca said...

I have a book called Still Crazy for Baby and it has great basic quilt instructions in the back. A couple friends that were learning to quilt have borrowed it too, it's a great beginner book.

Flying Blind... said...

I love the Material Obsession books, but I still need to build up the courage to make from them though!

Pat V. said...

I love getting ideas and block patterns from Marcia Hohn's site, Quilterscache.com.

robin said...

I like the Moda Bakeshop blog. :)

Jennifer said...

I like the mode bakeshop too - other bloggers advice as well -- thanks!

ritainalaska said...

quilting for dummies, of course. i used that the first year i quilted.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

I love the Material Obsession books! This book looks great :)

nähtina said...

When I have a question, I ask my friend Christiane, she can usually help me. Otherwise I stick with some really basic stuff, like this book: "Quilting by machine" because I still struggle with the basics.

Greetings,
Tina

Lee Ann L. said...

I don't really have a favorite. I like way too many books and blogs! LOL. :-)

Thank you for a chance to win.

quilterbell said...

I am a avid blog reader, and my reference blogs are crazy mom's quilt and twin fiber's, love them!!!! Have a nice weekend, and thank you for the chance!!!!

Heather D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I read so many blogs and get so much inspiration and info from them that I couldn't possibly say that there's one I refer to more than others!

Lesley said...

The giveaway is very generous of you! I have several quilting books I refer to over time. One is American Country Scrap Quilts by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons from 1995. Thanks!

Phyllis said...

I would love to own that book! Right now, I just have some magazines and read a lot of blogs about quilting.

Erin Thornton/Emelote of Calais said...

What a cool giveaway! My favorite sites are Oh, Fransson! and Fresh Lemons...though I have to admit I have no quilting books. Maybe I can win this one and start a collection!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is a great giveaway!! thank you
I use a number of quilt magazines; over the past 25 or so years...love them....blogs, for the past year have done so much for me....getting me out of my comfort zone...Freshly Pieced; A Girl in Paradise....you...there are too many to mention....but I have learned so much...and still trying more....SewCal Gal has been wonderful...Leah Day....gosh; I could go on and on,

Katharine said...

I am very new to quilting, so right now I am mostly using any quilt magazines I can get my hands on! I do have the book 'Modern Log Cabins", which has a lot of helpful information in it.

Sallie said...

I use my All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool (book) a LOT! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lee said...

I enjoy the Moda bakeshop blog! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

nicole said...

great giveaway!
i usually stop by Moda Bake Shop blog.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I really enjoy All People Quilt from American Patchwork & Quilting. There is always some pretty pattern or idea to be shared. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I also love the Quilter's Reference Book, but I also love the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks. I find so much inspiration in there! Hope you are having a great week :)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

great giveaway, looks like a wonderful book!
I like wonky patchwork, one of my favorite Books is "Collaborative Quilting" by Gwen Marston & Freddy Moran.
Have a nice weekend!

Patrick said...

I have a couple favorite blog references- Oh, Frannson! And Freshly Pieced. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jo said...

If I'm stuck on something I do a quick google search! I have a couple quilting books by Singer and others, but only what I found in thrift stores. This looks like a great one! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Kelly Smith said...

I don't have any quilting books I use as a reference, usually I find what I need to know on my many blogs I read, or by asking one of my guild buddies.

Lisa Cox said...

I have a few quilt books but mainly, I just look at the pictures in them. My biggest reference for quilting has been the internet. I have found so many tutorials.

Danny said...

Hmmm... I think I like going to Oh! Frannson!'s blog. She always has great tips.

Baking Soda said...

I am so new to quilting that I just started discovering blogs, pins and books... I am a proud owner of two books though haha!
Thanks for this giveaway

sew.darn.quilt said...

I use blogland for inspiration, technique and ideas. I've experienced quite a few "Aha!" moments just surfing around from one favourite blog to another. I will check out the blog lists of others and have come acros some wonderful new to me blogs.
Thank you for the chance :0)

Carolyn

Kamila said...

So many of them... it depends on what I am doing: paper piecing, classic patterns, art quilts... I usually look for the answers to my questions in the net, but I love books!

Cecilia said...

I have the Fons & Porter Guide to Quilting book. I have used this book a lot, especially for finishing the binding. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tracee said...

With all the advice out there on the Internet that is usually my first stop these days.

Jessica said...

My mother in-law picked up the Complete Guide to Quilting for me when I first started quilting. It's a great how to resource.

Annabella said...

So many amazing blogs out there (love the stuff Leanne at shecanquilt makes amongst many others) and my favourite book is the Modern Blocks book or perhaps the Material Obsession books ...oh, and I love Jane Brocket`s designs too. I heart quilt books. Did I mention City Quilts?

Christine M said...

If needed, I head to my copy of The Quilter's Ultimate Visual Guide. Thanks for the giveaway.

Diane N said...

I usually just search the internet for techniques. I don't have any quilting books.

JustPam said...

I like Moda Bake Shop and Bonnie Hunter for inspiration when looking for ideas for quilts.

Deb said...

I keep going back to Jinny Beyer's color book - her guidelines are great even if I don't use her color pallete!

Lynn said...

I have quite a few books but usually I just use Google.

Alli said...

When I first started quilting, I read The Quilter's Ultimate Visual guide all the way through. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

stephmabry said...

What a great prize!

I don't have any quilting books, but I love the Oh! Frannson and Stitched In Color websites for tutorials... and of course Pinterest, for finding new ideas. :)

Cindy said...

I have a lot of books but now a days whenever I need a question answered about quilts, I use the internet. I also have a lot of favorite blogs too, but I'd hate to pick just one! Thanks for the giveaway!

Johanna said...

Foolproof Machine Quilting (with your walking foot) by Mary Mashuta has helped me a great deal. So many wonderful books out there!

rosewendy said...

I have always liked the look of crazy quilts. This 'carefree' style looks good too- and perhaps (?) a bit easier for a novice to manage.
wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

Raelene said...

Hi, thanks for the great giveaway.
At the moment I am using 501 Rotary Cut Blocks. I have been patch working for about 5 years, yet have never really made pieced blocks,
Hugs

Jodi said...

I'm so lucky to have four quilt shops close to me that I take classes at and belong to different groups. I have tons of knowledge that I can go to any of the shops and find help. If it's 10pm on a Saturday night and I need a refresher on a certain block construction, I open my book by Billie Lauder. I can't remember the name (as I'm not home now to check) but it has tips, tricks and great diagrams. I had a teacher suggest it years ago and I'm glad I have it.

Thank you so much for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Ella said...

I actually don't have a lot of quilting or sewing books. I tend to spend time online. Thanks for a chance to win!

JanetK said...

I have several different books I look at - the one by Oh! Frannson! and her blog are helpful, and there are a dozen other blogs I check for tutorials on techniques. Right now I'm taking a Craftsy.com BOM class.

Barb said...

A favorite? There are so many great tutorials and books available it is impossible to choose a favorite. Gosh, there are great ones for applique, stitcheries, piecing, traditional, modern, and all sorts of variations. I love them all :)

Jessica Jo said...

Happy Quilting Melissa is my favorite blog.

Gene Black said...

Hmm.... my favorites change, but my current favorite book is "Finish almost Any Quilt" by Marguerita McManus.
My current favorite blog is -- ArtFabrik by Laura Wasilowski

Lisa Marie said...

Choose a SINGLE favorite blog or book? Now that's just silly. So I'll tell you the book I made a couple quilts from recently. It's "French Braid Transformation". Fun.

Richard Healey said...

I bought a book when I started a month ago quilting its my fav. I am not home so cant post the name but I blogged about it on my blog.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
Make sure you stop by and put your guess in my quilt givaway by guessing my babys B-day or Birth Weight.

mammafairy said...

Help! favourite- that is difficult. Too many of you out there. and too many different styles to have a go at! I go back to a childhood book at times- Complete book of handicrafts, but UI also have a 'quilters resource book' which is great.

Denise said...

I'm pretty new to quilting so I read everything I can get my hands on! I record Fons & Porter everyday and ask lots of questions of seasoned quilters! This looks like a fun book!

Gidget said...

Fun!

Hmm I have several 'favorite' blogs I don't have a fav book though.

Amy's creative side
Twin Fibers
I'm a Ginger Monkey
Intrepid Threads
In color order
Fig Tree Quilts
Quiltville

just a few I like to check regularly and see what they are sewing!

JayTee said...

My favorite book( magazine) is Vol. 1 of the 100 Blocks Magazine

VickiT said...

Wow. That looks like a great book Juli.

I really can't pick just one blog or site because I different things from each of them.
I really love these for great instructions and help with the basics on quilting:
Oh Fransson
Stitched in Color
In Color Order
and there are many others but those come to mind right this second.
Thanks for another great giveaway!

Jenelle said...

There are so many blogs I reference daily for tips and inspiration, but when I was first learning how to quilt, and when I need a refresher on something, I reference the Quilting 101 posts over at Chasing Cottons. They have been very helpful for me.

bee said...

i don't have many quilt books - but i love the blogs! top few include: Freshly Pieced, Fresh Lemons, Stitched in Color. Love the inspiration from blogland & the tutorials. thanks!

Kristi said...

wonderful giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah Craig said...

My favorite reference blog is Amanda Jean's Crazy Quilt Mom blog! It seems like I always like her designs and use them a lot... plus she's got lots of great tutorials. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance!

Crickets Corner said...

I have way to many books and blogs that I LOVE to name just one but I can see from reading the posts that I'll be adding more to the list. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachelle said...

At the moment my favourite is FreemotionQuilting blog; I really like the look of freemotion and need to learn more about it.

Mama Pea said...

Oh, I love this book! Thanks for the chance! My favorite quilting reference book is Fons and Porter's old book on quilting. It has all sorts of little details in it that help me. I also like Bonnie Hunter's blog for little reference tips. :-)

Joy M. said...

The Moda Bakeshop blog has soo many good patterns. Thank you!!

Maggie said...

Great giveaway! My curreny fave blogs are fresh lemons, Canadian abroad, cluck cluck sew, lily's quilts, film in the fridge. Thx for the giveaway chance!

lynaeve said...

great giveaway. thanks for the chance.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

Google is my friend ;) I don't currently own any quilt books, but I would love to get my hands on a quilt block encyclopedia, Camille Roskelley's Simplify and a Jelly roll/layer cake book :)

Karen said...

I am always looking at Scrap Quilts by Judy Martin. It's an oldie but goodie. Lots of great block patterns. I also have a large collection of quilting magazines that I look to for inspiration.

diane said...

Molly Flanders blog is great. Mary always answers her email and comments when I have a question. Mostly about hand piecing and hand quilting.

Amanda said...

I have a TON of books, don't think I could select 1 favorite. I do love using quilt magazines for reference. If I am having difficulty figuring something out at the moment I go online and do a search on google or youtube.

Jennie P. said...

I don't have many quilting books yet, but I like Quilting 101 since I'm just getting started.

Dolores said...

My favourite online blog for quilting tutorials would have to be Oh Fransson, she helped me make my first two quilts. :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Fab prize, thanks for the chance to win!

I'm loving the 99 Modern Quilt Blocks and Scrap Republic books right now :o)

Anita said...

That looks like a very nice book!

I don't know that I have one favorite, but I like Moda Bakeshop! They have lot of lovely free tutorials.

I love to pin things to pinterest also, so I can go back later to look at them or try them. =0P

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

My favourite is Boo Davis "Dare to be Square Quilting" :)

fenna said...

I'm pretty new to quilting--love sewing but haven't actually tried out quilting yet--would love to give it a try, and am on the search for a simple yet nice pattern!

luvdafroggy said...

I have so many blogs that I gain inspiration from that it would be hard to pick just one. I'm just thrilled that we live in an age where we can sit at home in our jammies and have immediate access to people from all over the world who love quilting.

Jennifer said...

That's a tough question!! I LOVE crafty books and quilting books! I don't think I could narrow it down to just one!! :)

quilt happy said...

don't have any quilting books so would love to win this

Mary W Quilts said...

Favorite blog is Bonnie Hunters Quiltville! Lots of posts, travel stuff, pictures, tips, techniques, and lots of free patterns.

Dana said...

I love "liberated quilting" by Gwen Marston. Love your blog,too.

Pat said...

I have many favorite blogs but really don't have a favorite book. Many of the bloggers give tutorials so those are very helpful. I would love to win the book of a twist on old designs.

NancyL said...

I have lots of books and patterns, as I'm kind of a quilting junkie; however, I use the many fantastic quilting blogs on the net more often now for great new ideas. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love books!!

Angie Stevens said...

I like block databases, and block books with histories, like Farmer's Wife.

covering said...

I don't have any books yet. Scrap Republic is at the top of my list to buy. Of course blog land is a huge favorite for new ideas and then there is pinterest and flickr. The world is filled with such creative minds :) love that.
Thank you for give away what looks like a fun read :)
-annabelle

sandyb said...

I don't have any special resource. I search through my many magazines but I also search the several wonderful blogs that I follow and the tutorial that they all have. Each and every one has put so much work into it and I have learned so very much.

Thank you for this great giveaway.

Thank you.

sandyb720@gmail.com

Mimi said...

I don't have a specific resource but I will scour through my quilting books, internet blogs, or quilting friends for tips and patterns. This looks like an awesome book!

Maureen said...

My go-to book for basics is the BHG Complete Guide to Quilting. Then I check out various blogs such as yours.
Thank you

Martina said...

I love to visit Moda Bake Shop. So many projects to make.

Sewcando said...

Looks like a great book. I think my favorite blog is Molly Flanders. Wow, talented.

Margaret said...

I use the Quilter's Bible quite a bit. Most of what I know about quilting I got from this book or from blogs such as yours.

Marcia W. said...

The reference book that I've begun using is one that my late sister had in college: The Complete Guide to Needlework from Reader's Digest. One of my favorite blogs is Quilt Inspiration - so many beautiful ideas. Thanks for the giveaway - your follower.

Rosa said...

My favorite books are the first I bought when I began quilting:The New Sampler Quilt by Diana Leone and Fat Quarter Friendly from fons and Porter`s.

And now there are many blogs with awesome tutorial that I like to read.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Rhonda G said...

Love the book. My favorite blog(s) are Quiltville and Esther Aliu's. But there are really to many to mention.

Gwendolyn35 said...

I just came across the Quilt Blocks Galore website where they have LOTS of quilt block patterns. So I am spending a bit of time there deciding on my next several projects. The Intrepid Thread, though, is my favorite! :-) Thanks for the give away!
www.hereatlaketerracecircle.blogspot.com

Ruth B said...

My favorite blog is Bunny Tales from Anne Sutton at Bunny Hill Designs.

Rhonda D. said...

My reference book is BHG Complete
Guide to Quilting. I use the internet, and read a lot of blogs.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Rainy said...

I dont have a fav refrenece book , as the internet tends to be the first place I go. I also look at so many blogs it would be difficult to pick just one favorite.

Missy said...

That looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for giving me a chance to own it.

Helen L said...

I love alot of quilt blogs, but my favoite is "Bee in my Bonnett" . She designs fabric also, as well as quilts, and has so many cute things that she makes!!

ELNM said...

I like the tutorials on the Oh, Fransson! blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

thegoose said...

I like 200 Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match by Davina Thomas.

quilary said...

The first book I turn to is the Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide - it's got lots of bits of paper sticking out of the pages and probably slightly worse for wear! Thanks for the chance :)

epban said...

The Quilter's Ultimate Visual Guide is my go to reference! That book looks like fun!

Pam said...

My favorite blog is Moda Bakeshop. Thanks for the chance to win.

Caroline said...

I love the quilts in that book! I google... a lot!

Beth said...

When I need help with techniques, I tend to refer back to my first quilting book, "Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift".

GranChris said...

I usually use Fons and Porter Basic book or a great little book titled A to Z of Quilting. If that doesn't work just bing it or google it and the answer is out there somewhere.

AngieSue said...

I've made the most projects from the book "I Heart Patchwork," and I'm super, super enjoying the Oh My Stars! quilt-a-long at thoughtandfound.wordpress.com.

Binks said...

I kinda just dove into the whole quilting thing without much reference. I checked out a few books from the library and went from there. Now I have a whole mess of bloggers I follow. I can't say I follow just one but I guess I prefer the whole on-line quilting reference material. Videos are a life saver.

Faddict said...

I've just made my first quilt using The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker by Elizabeth Hartman, so that was my main reference plus lots of online tips:)

Pippa Parsons said...

I like various books, magazines quilt country here in France, online resources always rock, forums, you tube...aren't we lucky to have so much reference material

Quilter in the Gap said...

There really isn't one but my favorite is Patchwork Minus Mathwork. I have used it so many times during my quilting career I can't even begin to tell you. I found it on Amamzon - was glad to see they made a revised edition - so many people have asked about mine. I may buy the new one since mine is in such rough shape.

Deb said...

Looks like a nice book, even though I've never seen it before! Thanks

Teri said...

501 Rotary Cut Blocks is always a big help to me....I love the book

Jeanne Gwin said...

I read a lot of blogs and save tons of tutorials and have always taken away something good from all of them so all blogs and all books are my mentors in quilting.

Hum... said...

Very good book. Tks for the giveaway.

hueisei said...

I loves Quilting Gallery blog.
Thanks for the chance to win the great book!

B Larson said...

I don't have a favourite book or blog. I do a lot of "surfing" depending on my mood at the time, But I love to have lots of references.

KatieQ said...

I love the "Sew We Quilt" blog. Madame Samm arranges for quilters to give tutorials on all aspects of quilting. Ir is a valuable source of projects as well as techniques.

april said...

I have Elizabeth Hartman's book that I have referenced for basics when I was first starting this quilting journey. I have a few others too but found hers most helpful. Nowadays, the Internet and all it's bloggy goodness is my go-to for ideas. Thanks for the chance for a new book:)

LJ said...

Would love to be carefree!! I love blogs and follow MANY; my favorite is the one I'm reading at any given moment.

Tamie said...

The first book I used for reference was Quilts, Quilts, Quilts. I still have it handy along with class handouts, blogs, pinned posts, etc... There is such a wealth of information out there.

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

I have never had a quilting book, still in the process of teaching myself how to sew and learning as I go. My fav teaching site so far though would have to be the Moda Bake shop. I love the fact that I can save the bookmark to each quilt or download a printable file. :)

BTW, I think it is hilarious and coincidence that my safety word verification is "Obsess"

Samantha K said...

I would say the Moda Bake Shop website would be what I use most for making blankets or plenty of other possibilities for gifts. I do have books, but I usually only scan through them for ideas or color schemes-I haven't made anything out of them.

THanks!

Judi said...

This looks like just my kind of book! I really don't use any reference books. I get inspiration from many different blogs - and Pinterest. That's probably my favorite resource

Wivi said...

I follow many blogs and have some quilt books where I get inspiration.

NurseBrandy said...

It's SO hard to name just one favorite, but I'll choose the "Patchwork Times" blog by Judy Laquidara! It's a great combo of quilty/crafty stuff and just plain ol' life. And the "life" stuff is pretty funny stuff!

:)

Kate said...

Oooo, I've so many good reference books that it is hard to choose. I think, though, that the ones I open most often are Liberated Quilting (Gwen Marston) and Collaborative Quilting (Gwen Marston and Freddi Moran).

Carla G said...

I'm new to the quilting world, so I'm still searching for a go to quilt reference book. I've been borrowing alot of different quilt books trying to find the book for me. And if I'm looking for a specific technique, I do a google search. I follow alot of blogs that have alot of awesome information. This book looks great! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Liz said...

I am fairly new to quilting and have only just discovered your amazing site. Thanks for the inspiration! My favourite books and site would have to be Material Obsession. I had the change to visit them while visiting relatives in Australia - so much to see and where to look first!!! I would love to win this book and thanks for the opportunity. Liz

iluvmybugs said...

My favorite quilting blog is Missouri Star Quilt for their great video tutorials (great for visual learners like myself). Thanks for the chance to win!
~Terry~

hennies.pennies said...

I've just purchased the civil war quilt book...so at this moment, that would be it. I love reading the stories behind some of the quilt blocks. Have an especially blessed day!