The Big Quilter's Giveaway!

comments (16) December 2nd, 2013     

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WHAT'S IN THE GIVEAWAY?
CraftStylish is giving away four quilting books, a quilting DVD, a stylish writing pen, a quilt-inspired datekeeper, and a 2014 quilter's calendar!

WHAT'S INSIDE:
The first book is Quilt Essential: A Visual Directory of Contemporary Patterns, Fabric, & Color by Erin Burke Harris (StashBOOKS, 2013). You'll find dozens of how-to techniques and tutorials from picking the quilt colors and fabric, to adding the finishing touches with binding and embellishments. There are photos, charts, and helpful illustrations on every page to make your quilting experience easier and better.

The next book is Quilting Happiness: Projects, Inspiration, & Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful by Christina Lane & Diane Gilleland (Potter Craft, 2013). With 20 timeless projects, this book will keep you quilting with its exciting colors, textures, and patterns. Learn how to make an inspiration board, create more meaningful quilts, expand your creativity, and embrace new ideas during your quilting adventure.

The third book is Set the Table: 11 Designer Patterns for Table Runners (Martingale, 2013). This book includes a large variety of fun, geometric table runner patterns to spruce up your table from popular designers such as Natalie Barnes, Audrie Bidwell, Josée Carrier, Jenifer Dick, Amy Ellis, Heather Jones, Thomas Knauer, Jessica Levitt, Angela Walters, and Candi Weinrick!

The last book is Christmas is Coming: Appliqué Quilt Patterns to Celebrate the Season by Cheryl Almgren Taylor (Martingale, 2013). Inside are over a dozen fun Christmas patterns to make for the holidays. From table runners to wall hangings to pillows, the cute items will bring holiday cheer to your home.

Also included is a 2014 Quilt Calendar (Martingale). Inside are photos and complete instructions for twelve different quilts, one for each mont.! Among the quilt designers are Sue Pfau, Rebecca Silbaugh, Julie Herman, and more.

You'll love to win our Modern Quilts Datekeeper (C&T Publishing, 2013). It's a perpetual weekly calendar featuring 60 beautifully photographed quilts. Any quilt lover will enjoy using it to remember birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other special occasions. There's even a family tree, guide to anniversary gifts, and each month's gemstone and flowers.

You'll find helpful tips and tricks for designing beautiful quilt borders with Karen Kay Buckley's Border Design Workshop (Dream Mountain Studios, 2013). The DVD includes all you'll need for the lesson to learn about border types and styles, measuring to ensure a flat quilt, appliqué borders to fit your quilt, and binding options.

The last item in our big quilter's giveaway is an Elizabeth Patchwork Quilt gift pen by Elizabeth Hartman (C&T Publishing, 2013). You'll write in style with this brightly colored pen decorated in a quilt pattern. The pen writes with black ink and a medium nib.

COMMENT TO WIN!
You could win this giveaway! Just leave a comment below answering this question: What do you most like to quilt and why? If you've never made a quilt, what do you think you'd like to quilt first. This giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, December, 13, 2013, and the winner will be chosen during the week of December 16. Good luck to everyone!

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Comments (16)

RobinMcClure writes: I would Love to win this, I have yet to finish 1 quilt, But I am ambitious and usually try the hardest first before trying something easy, I fell in Love with trying to make them when I was younger and used to watch my aunt make them from her own designs. When she could no longer sew which was a year ago I inherited 2 of her 3 sewing machines and all her supplies for quilting , so I began about 15 quilts I am hand embroidering a few of them for my grandkids with designs I have drawn out. one is a drawn out hand embroidered Wedding quilt for my daughter, which is 3 years now into the making of it. Most of my Family live in the colder states and could use them and as I like giving gifts every year that are hand made it is my goal to make each Family member a quilt. I have 20 going as of now.I now have 2 of my 3 girls interested in trying to make them, and a 12 granddaughter. I cant wait to get my design quilt done for my Mom its of a tree of life quilt with each one of the great grandkids own handprints sewn into it! I love doing crafts of all kinds, My Goal is to be able to teach my own to carry on those traditions !
Posted: 9:22 pm on April 27th
Plattsmouth writes: Jo Morton is from Nebraska City. I live in the rural area near there. I would love to see if she is one of the featured quilters in one of the books.
Posted: 4:46 am on January 11th
shannonmgrt writes: I would LOVE this Giveaway. The first quilt I would make would be a baby quilt, I am going to be a first time Aunt! I learned to quilt from my great grandmother. She made quilts from her old clothing. I love to repurpose and quite honestly, we are on hard times right now and I cannot afford to go and buy new fabrics. I love remembering my grandmother by making this style quilt.
Posted: 10:55 am on December 12th
cnuland writes: It's my goal in 2014 to make a quilt. But I think I might first try making a quilting table runner. Then if that's a success I want to make a full-size quilt for my daughter's bedroom.
Posted: 12:56 pm on December 11th
Sindhoo writes: I have not quilted yet. My first project would be a handbag.
Posted: 7:09 am on December 10th
mariepeters writes: Lovely site - very informative.
I prefer medium to large projects (quilts and patchwork) that I pass on to my children.
Posted: 11:35 am on December 9th
Patchaholic2013 writes: Just discovered your website. Can't believe I haven't found it before. It is so informative. Thank you. I am just sorry that I have missed out for so long. Would love to further my quilting and patchworking pastimes with some new inspiration.
Posted: 12:00 am on December 9th
tiffsterr writes: Although I have never made a sewn quilt before I just finished piecing a knitted block afghan for a queen sized bed. Right now I am sewing curtains and shades for my home and hope to develop two quilted cornices from used denim jeans. I am a novice sewer and would love all the direction and advice I can get.
Posted: 10:50 pm on December 8th
pjhelm writes: I used to sew all the time when my grandmother had her own fabric store. I keep thinking that I will start again and quilting would be the best way to start again. Would love to make something to keep warm under during the winter while watching old movies. Maybe winning this would be the way to jump start me to sew again!
Posted: 9:39 pm on December 7th
bitter_lizard writes: rock on! i would love this!! my mom quilts like crazy and i'm always on the lookout for awesome patterns and fabrics for her!
Posted: 4:04 pm on December 6th
DreamyDahlia writes: I made a small quilt for an animal shelter to help keep a homeless pup warm and to give them something of their very own.
Posted: 8:28 pm on December 5th
lidiana writes: I've never made a quilt , but i hope to do it . I want to make a quilt to put in my girls room
Posted: 3:51 pm on December 5th
jennieMB writes: I'd start with a quilted tote or bag, maybe something that would look 1950s.
Posted: 12:09 pm on December 4th
SandiH writes: I love to make baby quilts. Fortunately, I know a lot of people creating new babies recently, so I get to indulge in my hobby and make babies warm.
Posted: 10:51 am on December 4th
mama22 writes: I love quilting blankets for my family... there's just something about curling up in a quilt that my grandma or mom made that makes me want to pass that on to my kids!
Posted: 2:52 pm on December 3rd
maryhall writes: I love the different fabric patterns and colors about quilting. I can take a ton of different fabrics and put them together to make something useful, that family and friends will appreciate, use and love. My daughters and son have quilts that they've had for years and they constantly tell me, "We snuggled under your quilt last night."
Posted: 1:27 pm on December 3rd
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