Sunbonnet Sue

I have a surprising copy of a new book, A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue

a collaboration by two stellar quilters and authors, Christine Porter and Darra Williamson.

The book features 12 small quilts,  22″ x 26″,  offering a quilt for each month of year — themed!

For example, in January – Sue goes skiing, in February – Sue delivers a Valentine, and then, in March – Sue participates in March Madness! That’s collegiate basketball for those of you who don’t follow… ; )

I love the wit and whimsy of the quilts in this book — including the “Sue Says” sidebar tips. The quilts either made me smile or laugh out loud with the clever designs that Christine and Darra chose, like June’s “On a Quilting Cruise with Sunbonnet Sue” and July’s Sunbonnet Sue at the BBQ.

Christine and Darra met in 1992 at a Jimmy Beyer Quilting Seminar, They traveled between England (Christine’s home) to the U. S. (Darra’s home) to work on the quilts and the book together — a great collaboration.

For your chance to win this fun book, filled with technique wisdom from, uh, “Sue”:

Visit Christine’s website and Darra’s blog entries on the SeeHowWeSew blog

Leave a comment me here if you want to be in the drawing, for Darra on her blog for an extra point (Christine doesn’t have a blog), and I will pick the winner on Thursday, July 7th.

Lots more to come!

8 Responses to Sunbonnet Sue

  1. Looks like a fun book!

  2. Tammy Baldi says:

    Me! Me! Pick me!
    I LOVE Sunbonnet Sue!

  3. Katie M. says:

    I’m always on the lookout for fun, new books and this is one of those! I can see they Sunbonnets for my 18 month old granddaughter – what fun to give her a special block to hang each month!

  4. paivis says:

    It would be nice to winn that book. I have two little granddaughters to make quilts for.
    Thanks for your podcasts. I like to listen to them.

  5. Kathy says:

    I’m a Sunbonnet Sue fan; and am currently hand quilting a redwork embroidery S.S. quilt!

  6. Caroline says:

    Hi Annie. I first saw this book on an episode of TQS with Christine and Darra and loved the story they told of how the book came into being. Thanks for the chance to win. C

  7. Judy McNeel says:

    I went to Darra’s blog and saw the July Sunbonnet quilt–what a neat fabric she used for the campfire! I’ve also got to try those flowers!

  8. Jane Stamper says:

    I love how Sunbonnet Sue was used for the month of March. I come from a family of big basketball fans and I would love an opportunity to make a quilt that combines both Sue and basketball. It would be adorable!!

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