100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2

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We’re on to Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Yesterday’s links were exciting and today we have a whole new batch. But first, here’s a preview of what happens when you make multiples of some of the blocks in Volume 2.

Block175 layout 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2

Vanishing Squares by Sandi Irish, The Irish Chain

Four of “Vanishing Squares” create interesting secondary designs.

Block128 layout 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2

Isobel's Flight by Cinzia White

Sixteen of “Isobel’s Flight” make a wowser quilt!

To further whet your appetite, here’s a peek at some of the prizes for blog tour giveaways.

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Fabric prizes in candy colors from Planted Seed Designs!

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Nancy Mahoney's latest book and fabrics!

Check out the 12 designers’ links below for more giveaways and tons of inspiration.

Today’s Featured Designers

1. Peg Spradlin: handicraftsbypeg.com

2. Paula Stoddard: pacificpatchwork.typepad.com

3. Helen Stubbings: hugsnkisses.typepad.com

4. Maria Umhey: windhamfabricsnipits.typepad.com

5. Cathy Van Bruggen: cathyvanbruggendesigns.com

6. Pam Vieira-McGinnis: pamkittymorning.blogspot.com

7. Cyndi Walker: wishfulstitches.com

8. Ann Weber: ginghamgirls.biz/blog

9. Cinzia White: lgfns.blogspot.com

10. Elisa Wilson: blog.backporchdesign.com

11. Kathy York: aquamoonartquilts.blogspot.com

12. Patty Young: modkidboutique.blogspot.com

Today’s Featured Sponsors
(we’ve got prizes to give away from all of them; check the third sponsor for an issue giveaway)

1. C&T Publishing

2. Northcott Fabric

3. Quilt Kits Online

Each day’s initial post will stay at the top of the blog–so you may want to scroll beyond it to see what else is going on. Watch for the * to find active giveaways.

Maybe we should just give away some fabric, along with a copy of 100 Blocks, right now! Leave a comment telling about one of the best quilt-related speakers you ever heard (such as a guild program or a lecture). If you’ve never heard one, leave a comment anyway and we’ll pick a winner on Wednesday. Winners have been chosen. They are comments #50 Bonnie, #120 Sharon and #239 Joyce.

Be sure to come back and leave a comment on Friday to be entered in our Big Bundle Giveaway. Loads of prizes to several winners (U.S. and international), and more copies of 100 Blocks too!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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274 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour Day 2

  1. Tammy says:

    This is great a giveaway!! I am keeping my fingers crossed. I have really enjoyed this blog tour. Everyone of the designs that I have seen so far have been do different and wonderful. Can’t wait for the book to be out!! Thank you for this chance.

  2. Kathy says:

    I posted a link on my blog so none of my crafty family members would miss all the great blocks!

  3. Kathy says:

    I put a link on my blog so none of my crafty family members would miss it! http://katetopa.blogspot.com/

  4. Deb says:

    Thanks for all these amazing blocks. I am going to spend some time looking at all the links.

  5. Jacqueline says:

    I have never been to a guild meeting… but Im thinkin its time to join in the fun!

  6. Katie says:

    Is it too late to enter? I’ve not been to any meetings with a speaker, but I’d love a chance to win the magazine! Thanks!

  7. Alycia says:

    Kimmy Brunner – she was excellent!

  8. Tiffany says:

    I’ve not heard a speaker yet. I am thinking of signing up for a lecture at my local quilt shop come January, and hear a speaker and learn new techniques! :D

  9. Mary Lou says:

    I’m new to quilting so have not attended any quild meetings or heard any speakers yet.

  10. Wendy says:

    My favorite speaker at the guild has been Ami Simms. She is a humorous speaker but more importantly she has used her talents to fight Alzheimers disease. http://www.alzquilts.org/index.html

  11. DebE says:

    The blogs for day 3 are great also and I love to watch Eleanor Burns on tv along with Alex and Ricky

  12. Diana says:

    Gail Lowther, Ricky Timms, Eleanor Burns, I have lots of teachers I admire, and shows I have recorded to watch.

  13. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I’ve never had the opportunity of listening to a lecture,class, etc.

  14. Debbie B says:

    One of the first workshops I lovingly recall was in Houston with Ami Simms. She’s a hoot and an excellent quilter/instructor. Thanks for the giveaway. Can’t wait to see the new issue.

  15. Laurel says:

    This is so much fun – love looking at the creative inspiration of others!

  16. Sandra Y says:

    I have never heard one, unless you count my Mom-in-law and her friend who were always teaching the ways of a Quilter.

  17. Ann Post says:

    This book is definitely a ‘must have’. I would love to win a copy. One of my favorite designers is Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. There are so many others, but she came to mind as my fav.

  18. Laura M says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve even gone to a quilty event, I can’t remember! I know… I enjoyed hearing Lynette Jensen speak about 8 or 9 years ago. She had a Thimbleberries trunk show at our local guild’s annual show. I’m excited to see this magazine!

  19. Barbara Powers says:

    I loved Bonnie Hunter. Her quilts are even more wonderful in real-life. Great sense of scrappy color.

  20. Janet says:

    I never really heard one unless you count Kaffe Fassett talking at the IQS on Saturday. Can’t wait for the magazine.

  21. Connie says:

    My favorite is Ricky Tims….love his freestyle, can-do attitude about making quilts. Great teacher.

  22. Vivian Oaks says:

    I don’t know of a speaker I’ve heard so far, but I found out at guild last week that Bonnie Hunter is coming in 2013!!! Seems like a long time to wait, but I’ll try to be patient!!

  23. Johanna says:

    I have never ever heard someone speak about quilting before. I guess it is because there are not many quilters in Europe and apparently those few don’t teach :(
    So I am relying on the internet :)

  24. quilary says:

    Just doing the blog tour and stopped by to comment. One day I will get to a quilt talk.

  25. Debbie says:

    I am not lucky enough to have heard any quilting speakers.

  26. Mary Jo says:

    “Quilts In Women’s Lives: 1850 -1950,” by certified quilt appraiser and judge, Carol Butzke, of Slinger, Wisconsin—wonderful!


  27. PeachRainbow says:

    I haven’t heard a quilt-related lecture :(
    But I’d love to win a copy of this superb book!
    Thanks for the chance.

  28. Lina says:

    We recently had a local couple who both quilt doing a trunk show. She does all her piecing and quilting on her sewing machine, and he does all his applique and quilting by hand. They sometimes collaborate on design and/or fabric choices, but they mostly each do their own thing. They both do wonderful work.
    snuginmyden@ yahoo.com

  29. Sharon says:

    Debbie Caffrey.

  30. hiasun says:

    I’m new to the world of quilting. I recently started taking care of my mother and decided to take up Hawaiian Quilting since it is primarily done by hand. Since I am traveling between islands to take care of my mother for a few weeks at a time, I wanted something a project that is portable. I bought a few books, and then enrolled in my first class. It’s a six week class taught by Roberta Muller of Kilauea Kreations. Roberta is a 3rd generation Hawaiian Quilter and a fabulous teacher! I haven’t learned about any quilting programs yet, but I have enjoyed looking at all of the samples and learning about the styles, and techniques that have particular appeal to my taste. I’m looking forward to picking up a copy of Quiltmaker”s 100 Blocks volume 2!

  31. Lexi Lucas says:

    I haven’t heard anyone, but I read a LOT!

  32. annie says:

    I’ve never heard a quilt speaker, but I am in love with quilts, thanks for the chance on the giveaway

  33. Kayla says:

    The only speaker I have ever heard was a online video of Rossie talking about modern quilting.

  34. Elaine says:

    I think of programs as speakers at our guild meetings. We have had some wonderful ones. Alice Cruz (Della Jane Hand Dyes) and Katy Coleman to name a couple.

  35. brenda says:

    our guild doesn’t usually have big name quilters but I always love someone who is very prolific and just oozes a love of quilting. It’s always inspiring.

  36. Joyce says:

    EQ 6 is my friend…..hoping Santa brings me EQ 7. Please enter me in the give a way. Thanks

  37. Lisa says:

    I am lucky that my guild has had quite a few speakers. Ami Simms, Carol Doak, Pat Sloan, and Karen Eckmeier were all great! And Bonnie K. Hunter is coming this week, yay!!

  38. Kritta22 says:

    I haven’t heard any but Rachel Griffin and I were in a bee together…..does that count?? HE he he he

  39. Maeve says:

    Mary Lou Weidman gave a talk with many of her fantastic and humorous quilts to our guild and I just loved her happy personality. Her quilts are so colorful and cheerful to look at too. Her blog is much fun to read on a regular basis too. Hoping to win the giveaway!

  40. JoAnne says:

    Lyn Brown, a local, southern California quilter and teacher http://www.LynBrown.com spoke at my guild’s last meeting. She talked about the history of quilting. I learned a lot and it was very interesting.

  41. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    I’ve not heard a lecturer or guest speaker in person, but love reading about quilters in blogs and in blog tours such as this one :)

  42. Mary says:

    No programs. Old fashion way of Alex Anderson & Fons/Porter programs.

  43. E says:

    We had a local quilter speak at our guild about Revolutionary fabric and patterns. Very interesting seeing the difference in fab patterns compared to CW and the history of the industry.

  44. Georgette Mitchell says:

    I am a relatively new quilter and hope to hear some quilting speakers next year when they come to Knoxville. This blog hopping and seeing everyone’s talent is so much fun.

  45. Jill says:

    I have heard some very good quilting speakers. One of my favorites is Ami Sims. She is fun and very real.

  46. Patricia S says:

    My favorite quilt guru is Sharon Schamber. I am always rendered speechless when I am fortunate enough to be in the presence of her mastery quiltwork! In addition to that, Sharon is a wonderful teacher who is willing to share her knowledge with her students. Now how cool is that?!! Oh, and thanks for the chance to win!!!

  47. Quilter Kathy says:

    Just like my favorite quilt is always the one I am working on, my favorite speaker was the one I heard tonight…Donna Funnell! I also loved hearing Bonnie Hunter!

  48. angela d. says:

    I’ve never been to a quilting lecture or class before – I’ve learned from reading books, blogs, and my mom. Thanks for the opportunity.

  49. Kathleen says:

    Wow, who do I choose? Karen Stone was a wonderful teacher and I really loved hearing Paula Nadelstern give a presentation quite a few years age. Carol Doaks was also very interesting. There was only one presenter that I really did not like, but I won’t mention who that was. Can you guess?

  50. Colette says:

    Loved the tour gives me good ideas for the futur

  51. Linda (Petey) says:

    Once visited a guild and heard Eleanor Burns. Her program telling how she started her business was very inspiring. She worked hard at making quilting easier.

  52. SusanB says:

    I haven’t belonged to a local quilt guild in over a decade. Back when I lived in New Jersey, I had the privilege of meeting Doreen Speckman and hearing her speak. Very funny lady who sadly is no longer with us. I’ve also heard Harriet Hargrave speak and she knows tons about fabric dyes and batting.

  53. laura says:

    Congratulations on a great publicaton and thanks for all the options this 100 Blocks, Volume #2 will offer. Eleanor Burns is one of the first I’ve heard years and years ago. Jinney Beyer is still the one I wish to see. Thanks!

  54. Chris says:

    I haven’t gotten into the guild thing yet, so I can’t say I’ve heard any speakers. But I did meet Suzanne Hyland at Handiquilter.

  55. julie w says:

    Laura Wasilowski(sp?) The fuse queen really entertained while she shared.

  56. Lillian says:

    The best quilt related speaker I have heard is Edyta Sitar. She is so funny, upbeat and knowledgeable! It is always a joy to listen to her speak about quilting, and to take any of her classes. She clearly loves what she does and wants everyone else to love is also!

  57. Susie says:

    I’m not a member of a guild nor have I used any programs. However, a few years ago, I went to a local guild’s quilt show and they had a guest speaker. That speaker was Brenda Papadakis and of course her Dear Jane story. That was when I “fell in love” with the DJ quilt. It’s on my “bucket list”!

  58. sophie says:

    My all time favorite speaker is Dottie Moore. I think she’s a well-kept secret in the quilting community because she shows her quilts in galleries, not a quilt shows. Her work is amazing and since she is completely self-taught, it’s fascinating to listen to her talk about how she approaches quilting and design.

  59. I just started quilting and just joined a local guild so have not had the opportunity to attend a speaker yet. But my mother is in the Catskill Region (NY) Quilter’s Hall of Fame and I have gone with her when she gives demonstrations.

  60. Donna says:

    Billie Lauder is my favorite speaker/ workshop presenter. She is so much fun and is so good at making sure everyone is having a good time and learning a new skill or procedure.

  61. Kathye says:

    I had the pleasure of listening to how Kim Diehl got started in the business. She just followed her instincts and her natural talent and won a quilt competition! And she is very sweet in person. I also had the privilege of taking one of her classes at a quilt retreat!

  62. 4dreamsr says:

    Our quilt guild, over the years, has had many teaching programs from both invited guest teachers & guild members. One of my favorite teachers was a lady who owned a quilt shop in Pell City, AL, but has since moved back to CA. I couldn’t pick one program in particular because all have been terrific. We’re a small guild (40 more/less), but enjoy quilting & each others company.

  63. MoeWest says:

    I don’t belong to a quilt guild, so the only chance I’ve had to hear speakers has been at the Creative Stitching show. They have free 30-60 minute classes all weekend long. I can’t remember any names though.

  64. liz says:

    I haven’t had the opportunity to hear any guild speakers; however, I am trying to line up some podcasts by quilters to listen on my commute (such as Pat Sloan), and I would love to take a course with Quilt University!

  65. Susan says:

    I’ve never heard one, either! But thanks for the chance to be entered!

  66. Melissa says:

    I have never heard one, but that is definitely on my bucket list!

  67. Deb says:

    I actually don’t know of any quilt programs, but I’ve heard a snatch of Pat Sloan on a radio program talking about quilts. I have to listen at our library because we don’t have fast enough speed and band width. I’d love to win your giveaway.

  68. Mary Rogers says:

    I really loved hearing Freddie Moran speak at one of the CQC. My friends and I all made a Freddie Moran quilt. Freddy taught me to love color.

  69. Elaine says:

    I’ve been lucky to have had many opportunities to hear some fantastic speakers and take some wonderful classes from some of the nicest teachers anywhere! And, lucky me, Judy from Patchwork Times is one of my closest friends! She and I have attended some quilt retreats and visited several guilds together and believe me, she is just as great in “real life” as she is on her blog! And she’s a GREAT cook too!

  70. Lisa R says:

    I enjoyed a lecture and trunk show by Lynette Jensen. It was very inspiring. I even won a door prize!

  71. Mary Jo says:

    Our guild’s very own Susan Brubaker Knapp presents great programs. If you have never seen her work check out her blog, Blue Moon River blogspot.

  72. Ann Marie says:

    I haven’t heard anyone speak before, but I would LOVE to enter the giveaway.

  73. I really enjoyed Deb Caffrey’s lecture to our Guild. I also loved her workshop. Thanks to Deb, we’ve got jelly rolls.

  74. Joy says:

    I am a new quilter and haven’t had the chance to attend any talks, but I’m looking into joining a local guild so maybe I’ll get an opportunity then!

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