Thank you — ALL OF YOU — for commenting on this podcast!! There were 409 comments in all, and 26 lucky winners, whose names are announced below.
Sorry to take so long to get the list up — it took me 3 hours to separate everyone from the list of books, then to create the blog post. Phew!
If you didn’t win, don’t be disappointed — please trust me that there is much more to come!
One last note before you check to see if you’re a lucky winner — all Winners must email me with their mailing addresses within 48 hours of this posting, so by 4;45 on Saturday, October 22nd, or another lucky winner will be chosen in your place. (Sorry ’bout that — I just have too many prizes that go unclaimed, believe it or not! And I don’t want them here — that’s the idea behind the lovely giveaways!)
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#212 Book winners are:
45 animal blocks/45 flower blocks – Linda Stokes
Hi Annie, I’d like to win these books because I love making baby quilts and the Animals would be perfect for that. The Flowers quilt book is interesting -I could see using my scraps in a quilt with these designs. I love taking quilt blocks and putting them together in my own design of a quilt layout. I may not be “arty” enough to design blocks, but I do pretty good combining blocks to make one of a kind quilts.
The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery – Susan Brady
I would like to be entered in the drawing for The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery Embellishment and Applique. I came into quilting from sewing heirloom dresses for my two daughters. I love embellishment and applique, especially because I can use it on garments and sewing. I do more quilting now than anything since my girls are grown. I much prefer a book that is all about technique and eye candy so that I can put it into what ever project I like. I also like that there are so many textures that can be created with these techniques. I rarely make anything without surface embellishment. I especially love handwork because i can sit with my family and stitch away.
Big-Ass Book of Home Décor – Paule-Marie
Then there is the Big Ass Book of Home Decor. I heard the author on a Mark Lipinski podcast, liked what I heard. And I just love the brashness (for lack of a better word) of the title. It makes me laugh.
Big Book of Patchwook, Judy Hopkins – Genie
Big Book of Patchwork 50 Fabulous Quilts-I love the quilt on the cover. The bright colors and traditional design makes the quilt look like fun to make. Having 49 more quilts to dream about making seems totally inspiring.
Bloom Creek – Lori
Next on the dream list….Bloom Creek Quilts. This book just grabs me. It’s a combination of the yummy colors and the awesome cat on the cover. My cat, Emmie, is always around when I’m sewing and this cover made me smile.
Candy Cane Lane – Ashley D
I’d love to win the Candy Cane Lane (Christmas quilt) book! I’ve got a Christmas baby on the way, so I think I could find “the special project” in this one!
Charm School/Country Threads – Virlinda Day
I like that the book Country Threads Goes to Charm school has small quilts in it. Sometimes you just want to complete a quilt in a short amount of time. Also, small quilts are great for practicing or perfecting your free motion quilting. They are easier to manipulate when you are quilting using home sewing machine.
Flower Show Quilts – Jeanie Crosthwait
I Love the Flower Show Quilts Book. The flowers look real and I love the pieced backgrounds, really dimensional.
Fresh Quilting – Anne Jacobsen
The other book I could really use would be “Fresh Quilting”. I enjoy the whimsical style and the fun and unusual colors. This is like a giant super creative quilt library! HEAVEN!
Hop to It! – Jane Vereen
I would surely enjoy Hop to It. I love Edyth Sitar’s style – she combines applique and piecing so beautifully. I have read some interesting articles about her and I think I heard you interview her on your podcast as well? When I thumb through her books I sigh, wishing I had time to make them all.
House Party – Jane Stamper
I had initially heard the podcast while driving in my car. When I heard you describe the book, “House Party Coordinated Quilts and Pillows” by Sue Hunt, I couldn’t get home quick enough to see what fabrics I had left over to make matching pillowcases or shams. What a great way to use up the fabrics left over from a finished quilt.
Penny Haren – More Blocks –Quilt Nut
Pieced Applique – more blocks & projects book 2…the tan sashing set off with the navy corner stones just hit me…..I want it!
Penny Haren – Intricate Blocks – Cherry Guidry
And any one of “Penny Haren’s Applique” Books – especially the “Intricate Blocks” one – I’m trying to challenge myself to improve my skills and I just love, love, love anything applique, whether raw edge, turned or a combination pieced/applique.
Penny Haren—Pieced Applique, book #1 – Patricia @loghome
Love, love, LOVE to applique…. Penny Haren’s Pieced Applique is sure to have patterns that I must try!
Penny Haren – Weekend projects – Margaret G
Penny Haren’s Pieced Applique Weekend projects – These sound like they have really good gift-giving ideas, and I like that they are quick!
Piece in the Hoop – Sandi Cain
Hi again – I have a HV D1 so I’m really excited to put my name in the drawing for Piece in the Hoop. I’ve done something like this before (I assume since I’m going off of your description) and want to do more. Thanks for doing this for us. p.s. I think the picture on the front would draw me to pick up the book at a store also.
Quilting on the Go – Diane Kennedy
I would love to win Quilting on the Go by Carolyn Forster. I always try to have a portable project going as well as the larger “can only work on at home” project.
Quilting Line and Color – Teresa Pyron
Quilting: Line and Color looks like a book that would expand my skills. I would love to experiment with a modern feel, learn new techniques, and the Japanese style would stretch my aesthetic.
Rose of Sharon – Vivian
“The Rose of Sharon Block Book”. After learning to do hand applique last year, I am all over anything about the subject. I also have plans to design a couple of Baltimore Album style projects so am interested in anything with examples of that style as well.
Another Bite of Schnibbles – Karen DePalma
I would be delighted to add Another Bite of Schnibbles to my collection. I’m a newer quilter and love getting to work with precuts. It’s especially nice to use a little bit of an entire fabric line in a project.
Simple Graces – Jill Nelson
I am in love with Kim Diehl. Her quilts inspire me to try new things. They also make aplique something that I can do and non intimidating. I recently participated in an online bid for her signed book and one of her quilts. Unfortunately the bid got too high and I had to stop bidding. I would love to have her book Simple Graces to add to my quilting library.
Stash with Splash – Steffi
I would like to win the book “Stash with Splash Quilts”, because I love to get inspiration how to use some fabric in my stash and your review sounded as if this book would help me with this.
Sweatshirt 2 – Evelyn
And finally, Start With a Sweatshirt looks like it would be fun. I have not sewn anything wearable for myself in years. This might be a good place to start Thanks much for all of your wisdom !
Quilts of Thimble Creek – Gloria Mauno
Quilts of Thimble Creek Just the name makes me love it! Though I live in California, unfortunately I’m in southern, and was not near Walnut Creek. Hearing you speak of the this book and all the designers, and knowing this book is no longer in print, makes me want to treasure it.
Welcome Home – Kim Templin
Kaffe Fassett is not only a great designer but a wonderful writer. His books are inspirational and insightful. I would LOVE to have Welcome Home in my library (after taking a long tour of duty on my coffee table first!)
Word Play – Debbie Wheeler
Word Play Quilts is on my list of books I would like to own. I think the idea of piecing words on quilts is wonderful and whimsical. I want to make a word quilt that describes our family’s journey (my journey in particular) which has included 10 years of health and then 21 years of illness so far.
Thanks again, quilters, listeners — my friends out there in cyberspace. More quilty goodness to come!!
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