100 Blocks: U.S. Readers Giveaway

Today’s the big day, the grand finale of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Industry sponsors have sent wonderful prizes to be included in today’s giveaway for readers living in the United States.

We really appreciate you joining us this week for this exciting, inspiring event. Weren’t the designers’ blog posts amazing? Don’t you just want to run to your sewing machine and get started?! Me, too!

Here are some of the items that have been donated for today’s giveaways.

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Quilt kits and fabric bundles from Planted Seed Designs and Janice Averill.

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A signed copy of The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini


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Coquette–Earth & Sky fabrics from Northcott


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One of many books donated by C&T Publishing


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Swiss Chocolate fabrics from Robert Kaufman



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One of many books donated by Martingale Publishing/That Patchwork Place


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Fabrics by Pat Sloan from P&B Textiles

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Notions from Clover USA


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Fabric bundles from Troy Riverwoods


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One of several Pat Sloan books from Leisure Arts




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Fabrics by Jessica Gonacha Swift from Red Rooster Fabrics


We also have many, many patterns donated by the various 100 Blocks designers. Such abundance! We’re grateful to all the donors for their generosity.

To be entered, leave a comment here by noon, Monday, May 9 estimating how much time you’ve spent visiting quilty blogs this week. Don’t worry if it’s a lot—you’re in good company! We’ll pick one winner who will be very excited when this package arrives. If you live outside the U.S., please see this post to enter a separate giveaway. Entries are now closed. The winner is Sherry from Sioux City, Iowa. Thanks to all the quilters who played along!

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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296 Responses to 100 Blocks: U.S. Readers Giveaway

  1. Thea M says:

    I have spent a good bit of every day this week on the blog tour – estimate would be 30+ hours of reading and linking pleasure! Unfortunately, not much else got done this week, but I sure had fun and learned a lot!

  2. Janet says:

    Probably an hour a day, which would be 7 hours a week. I have just retired, so I can spend more time reading the blogs. I learn so much from them!

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  4. Christy says:

    Well, I will admit that I haven’t cooked a “real” dinner this week and I let my son stay up an hour and a half past his bedtime, just so I could spend more time looking at blocks! Obviously, I’ve spent more time than I should have. :)
    Probably a good 10+ hours.

  5. Gretchen says:

    I don’t even want to know how much time I spent on quilty blogs this week–A LOT. Oodles and oodles of time. But it was all worth it for the wonderful inspiration!!!

  6. I’m afraid to calculate the amount of time. It’s been alot, but I am sooooo motivated. I’m just learning to quilt and can’t wait to be able to do some of the beautiful things I’ve seen this week.

  7. Barbara L says:

    I’ve discovered many wonderful blogs this week that I’ve added to my “must visit” list! Hate to admit it, but I’ve probably spent at least 15 hours this week (M-F) visiting blogs. Don’t tell anyone but (ssshhh…I’ve even sneaked some peeks while at work) :o )

  8. Dani says:

    This is my very FIRST blog posting ever! This could get addictive! (having a new high-speed internet connection helps!) I am amazed at all the participants!

  9. What a fabulous way to be exposed to additional sites…I’ve spent nearly 4 hours per day so that equals nearly 20 hours. My stash is in the same room as the computer so I have been chosing fabrics to go with the blocks shown & can not wait until Vol.III arrives.
    Thanks for another anthology of blocks…one can never have too many block ideas.

  10. Subee Mohr says:

    Oh my! I am drooling over all those great prizes. Please pick me!
    Subee XOXOXOOX
    Waving her arms in Indiana

  11. HildaD says:

    Not nearly as much time as I’d like. I put in alot of hours at work this week so I only spent 2-3 hours on the blog. I’ll make up for it this weekend!!!!

  12. Judy W says:

    Time flies when you are having a good time! I probably spent 4 or more hours! It was a great opportunity to peek behind the curtain of these talented quilt designers! Thanks for the fun tour!

  13. Sandi P. says:

    I’ve spent at least an hour a day, sometimes more. I am in awe of the vision and talent of these ladies and a few gentlemen. Thanks for the tour. It’s been fun even if I don’t win a prize I have gained so much in inspiration.

  14. Cely says:

    Hi: This is my first time, but look forward to visiting again tomorrow. I have the first two volumes and have shared with my daughter-in-law, enjoying every quilt design. I have spent 30 minutes, thank you so much.

  15. Jamie says:

    I know that I spent at least 15 hours since Wednesday checking out all the blogs. I have not done today’s feature designers yet, so I see a good 2-3 more hours checking out all the blogs for today. I have enjoyed reading about the designer’s and their blocks. I really would love to win this magazine in the blog hop, but if I do not win, I will have go out and buy the magazine after previewing all the different blocks. This was a great way to preview the magazine before it hits the shelves. Thanks for putting this together for us.

  16. Dana says:

    Wow, my first thought was way too much time. I got lost out there a few times. My guess has to be 10 hours in all. It’s been great fun. Thank you.

  17. Judith says:

    My 1st time here, but will return

  18. Linda says:

    Oh, my….a lot of time it seemed like, but probably only a half hour each day visiting new quilty blogs. I had to keep up on the other 100 blogs I read besides which can take up to 3 hours! Good luck everyone!

  19. Dana says:

    I couldn’t tell you how long I’ve been looking at the blogs, but I get sore from sitting so long! Thanks for the chance to see so many more blogs!
    nelfamily at windjammercable dot net

  20. Katherine says:

    Who can keep count!!!! I kept getting deeper and deeper in each blog I entered………

  21. Louise says:

    I spend at least 2 hr.s a day. I really enjoy reading all about the sites.

  22. MargaretQuilts says:

    Family todos this week limited my time to about an hour. The blocks I saw are wonderful.

  23. Kylie C says:

    About 3 hours directly on the linked blogs but another 3-4 hours link hopping from them. Darn you hyperlinks, killers of productivity. I still haven’t finished the binding on the baby quilt I need to send out tomorrow morning.

  24. Lee says:

    This week? About 10 hours.

  25. Jennifer Padden says:

    Probably spent about three or four hours a day visiting all the fun blogs. Who knew there were so many out there?! Good thing it is slow at work this week as I would not have had the time otherwise. Thanks for the exposure to so much interesting information, great people and wonderful quilt blocks. TOO many quilts and not enough time ever!

  26. Hoolay smokes that winner is going to be on cloud 100!!! I have spent more time than I can count. I have added several new blogs to my already long list of blogs I read, but who can pass up all this amazing quilting inspiration goodness!!!

  27. MarciaW says:

    This week I’ve spent at least 20 hours visiting blogs — mainly with your blog tour . When I visit I don’t just read one post — I read past posts by that designer too. This is why I spent too much time online this week and too little time doing housework! Please enter me into the drawing.

  28. Pat V. says:

    Holy smokes, easily more than 20 hours! Lots of info and ideas for me, tho, so I’ll will say it was worth it!

  29. I am guessing between 1 and 2 hours each day – it has been a lot of fun!!! THANK YOU!!!!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  30. Well with a few hours a day, I would say at least 8 hours. That is not including the ones I stayed at longer to check out what else was on their blog or the ones I bookmarked so I can go back to see more, when I have time;)


  31. Sherry Book says:

    Oh my gosh….I KNOW it’s been alot, because we have such slow internet…but I went to every blog you listed so I would estimate about 3 hrs. each day, so 15 HOURS this week…goodness, I am a bit embarrassed, especially since my husband was home Thurs. & Fri. so had to “sneak in” some internet time to get to all the links! But it was worth it, and I bookmarked many and am now a follower of so many new sites…I think it was worth it. It feeds my quilting addiction! Thanks for a great week!

  32. DianeY says:

    I’d say a good 1 1/2 hours a day cruising all these blogs-what fun it was!

  33. Melinda says:

    About 8 hours. I have to actually sew sometime!

  34. Robbin says:

    I estimate to have spent at least 8-10 hours total this week reading and dreaming and scheming and drooling and having a blast. I’ve added many blogs to my list to return and keep a check on. If I could only WIN SOMETHING that would be icing on the cake!

  35. Linda in PA says:

    I have probably spent about 10 hrs. (2 each day) looking at blogs on the blog tour. What a very talented group of quilters!

  36. kwiltnkats says:

    I’ve spent about 3 hours and I’ve got to get to Day 4 still! I do like Swiss Chocolate! Wink! Sandi

  37. Erin says:

    I’m going to say at least 5 hours, and that’s on top of a full-time job! (Still found a little bit of time to do some quilting of my own this week, too…)

  38. Judy Oswald says:

    It’s been days, not hours!! Every day I’m looking at someone’s site checking out their artwork and enjoying the tips I find. I do this many times a day till I realize I must get up and do something…then I’m back at it again! Housework YUCK…Quilting sites YEA!!!!!!!

  39. I’ve probably spent at least an hour a day on the blog tour, mostly because I get sidetracked with the links and find myself reading new blogs. I’ve loved every minute of it, too!

  40. Sallie says:

    I’d guess 7 – 8 hours. Thanks for the show and for the chance at the wonderful giveaway!

  41. Helen says:

    Talk about a “guilty pleasure”–I love the blog, the ideas,patterns,blocks-OMG. I am hooked and am loving every minute of it!!! Thank you for the chance to learn and explore all the limitless possibilities to work and play with fabric.

  42. Mary Ferreter says:

    With as many quilting newsletters that I have received, this is the first time, I think, that I have visited this site. I have bookmarked it so I can come back, but right now I have to get to work. Please enter me in the contest. Hope that I am a winner. Thanks.

  43. Joyce says:

    I have probably spent at least 8 hours this week checking the different blogs. I have added a few to my list as well. What a great way you have given us to see other blog sites. Thanks

  44. Lynn M says:

    I’d have to say that an 1 1/2 hours each day checking the blogs and having fun commenting. So that totals 7 1/2 hours. But then add in the additional clicking of any other hyperlink at each blog, so the total may be twice that. So much fun. Thanks to everyone that pulled this together. There’s a lot of work “behind the scenes” and they deserve kudos. Now I HAVE to get back to work.

  45. Txriceam says:

    I would guess about 15 hours so far (not done yet!) and now I’m hooked on more blogs!

  46. Maureen W says:

    I love Quilty Pleasures and have loves the 100 Blocks week!

  47. Mary C in KC says:

    I spent several hours a day looking at all the blogs and even putting a few in my favorite places. I thoroughly enjoyed all the visits. Now I will get back to sewing.

  48. Beth B Pa says:

    Not as much time as I would have liked to have spent, judt a few hours. Great blocks and great blogs!

  49. Kate says:

    Id say at least 12 hours and I still have todays. Once I get on each blog I start reading and then involved. A great way to learn about new quilt designers and teachers, Ive found tons I want to make and buy. Ive long ago passed the line of having more to do than I can in this lifetime, but hey maybe Ill live to 110! Great job as usual QM Staff!

  50. Marion K says:

    I just discovered this thing called Blog Hopping! Who knew. So between now & Monday I estimate I will have spent more than 8 hours visiting the different blogs.

  51. Kim R. says:

    I’d love a chance to enter and I have spent so much time looking at all the blogs!!
    Thanks :)

  52. lisa mcclellan says:

    Just started looking and have been here about an hour so far. Planning to spend a few hrs tonight after work

  53. Jennifer says:

    I’ve probably spent about 1-2 hrs per day looking at all the quilty goodness during the blog tour. Thanks so much for all the fun links and great opportunities to win such fabulous prizes.

    jennhgray at gmail.com

  54. Trudy L says:

    I’d say 3-4 hours. I just love reading what everybody is up to and I get so much inspiration from reading what everybody is doing!

  55. Penny Geer says:

    Yes, please enter me for the giveaways! Hate to see the blog hop end, but seriously have to get back to doing some housework. Company coming tomorrow. Eeek.

  56. donna says:

    I love the blog tour and any of the items that you would win would be great…thanks for all you work and time spent.

  57. hettymapp says:

    i have only been a quilter for about a year and blogs gives me inspiration and lots of advice that i use . I visit blogs about 8 hrs a week

  58. annie says:

    I’ve been having a ball on this blog tour. It is by far the best one I’ve attended on all the internet. I love all the blocks and hope to win one of the many prizes. thanks so much
    I bet I have spent at least 1-2 hours a day, maybe more. 10 to 12 hours? yikes. thanks so much!!!

  59. Terry Harich says:

    Goodness, that’s a tough question! I’m usually blog hopping at least 2 hours a day, sometimes a lot more. All the designs are beautiful and the blogs give me so much inspiration! Now if I can just figure out why I haven’t had much sewing time lately……….

  60. Julie Kaye says:

    What a great magazine this must be. You selected many terrific designers and designs. It’s been fun looking at all the different sites. Thanks again.

  61. WendyMT says:

    Okay … you are asking … I’m only going to admit to a range of 12 hours to 24 hours …. and this is only this week. I also stalked your site before the tour constantly to ensure that I did not miss the start of the Blog Hop. I adore your magazine and your staff is so friendly and fun, I enjoy visiting as often as possible. Thank you so very much!!

  62. Susie in CO says:

    Time? Do I have to admit it? I spent sooooooo much time visiting blogs instead of sewing this week that my face is red! It was at least 10 hours, but seriously, it was sooo worth it! Thanks for the fun!

  63. Jackie Roi. says:

    Honestly, time I’ve been trying to ignore lately. I’m working late afternoons & am always in a rush to feed the family & run off to work :} So, my answer must be far more than I should, huge gulp. But, totally engulfing my brain in this fun endeavor!

  64. Jane Freeman says:

    I have been home from work following hand surgery and I must say it has been the perfect week to have time to visit so many blogs and designers pages. I’m afraid I have spent more than 20 hours drooling!
    Even if I don’t win anything, it has been worth the time to see such beautiful designs and get somany new ideas.

  65. Stephanie Matz says:

    Oh my. It’s been between 2 and 3 hours each day, for a total of about 12 or 13 hours. Is my face red! But I sure had a great time! (I’ll need to get back in a big hurry to finishing my niece’s graduation quilt!)

  66. Debbi says:

    I’ve had a busy week and have maybe spent 1 hr so far, but I’m off today and plan to do some catch up…probably will end up spending 3 – 4 hours at least. Nice day to stay home in jammies and do what I want!

  67. Kathy says:

    I’ll be playing catchup on the blogs today, for the better part of the day…I’m behind as I’ve been ignoring my emails to work on wedding sewing, not so much quilt sewing for me lately! I am in awe, once again, of the many talented designers out there. And all the generous giveaways! I can’t wait for the magazine to arrive at the stores.

  68. Danielle says:

    I have spent way way way too much time visiting blogs, but I find something new at each and every one.

  69. Ruth in FL says:

    Oh, my goodness! I can’t believe how much time I’ve just spent looking at all these blogs. What fun!

  70. Melissa Garcia says:

    Probably about an hour a day. Would have been longer but I had to take care of my family. This week combined with a guild meeting this morning makes we want to get right on the sewing machine and make something. Just have to decide what!!

  71. Susan C says:

    Correction. That should be 3-4 hours a day.

  72. Susan C says:

    I’ve had great fun for about 3-4 hours exploring all the blocks and their designers. Sooo inspiring. I’ve already picked out quite a few I want to incorporate into quilts and have only just started on today’s blocks.

  73. corinne Lewis says:

    I spend at LEAST 1-2 hours a day searching all my blogs. I just love looking at everyones projects. And when I am bored I try to find more blogs to read.

  74. I have spent longer this week due to the blog hop for the new Quiltmaker’s 100 bkocks. I have spent at least 10 hours this week and can not wait to get the book so I can drool over it and decide which ones I will make.

  75. Andi says:

    I’ve spent about 2 hours so far looking at all the wonderful designs. I’m hoping to spend alot more time catching up this weekend! This is a great way to virtually-meet new people.

  76. Cecilia Young says:

    I’m afraid to say that I’ve probably spent between 10-15 hours on this blog journey. It is a good thing my husband was at work all this week, so that my not going to bed until very late mattered. lol Thanks for such a great tour. I’ve really enjoyed it.

  77. Joanna says:

    I must have spent at least 20 hours this week visiting the blogs from your magazine, but in addition I visit other blogs so I need to up that number to about 30 hours. Wow.

  78. Shannon says:

    Ouch!! I am not sure I want to type it out. Well maybe about 25 hours or more. I spend a good 3 1/2 hours in the morning then it is a hit and miss for the rest of the day. I love all the items in the give away!!

  79. Ohh, this is TOO exciting! I have spent at least 5 hours this week on the blog tour. I couldn’t help it — I found some NEW blogs to explore!

  80. wordygirl says:

    I’m guessing I’ve spent an additional 90 minutes each day…on some of the blogs I just took a quick peek, but others inspired me to go poking around through old posts and completed projects. What a great introduction to so many talented designers. Thanks so much to everyone!

  81. Linda E in AZ says:

    This has been a great blog tour this week — I’ve probably spent 4-5 hours visiting everybody’s site.
    thanks to you and to your generous sponsors!!

  82. Glenna says:

    probably at least an hour a day – 7 hours

  83. duff says:

    I am so naughty this way–I love to surf for ideas and inspiration. This week has been especially wonderful with all the block designers’ blogs. It’s easily 2 hours per day. Every time I walk by the computer I check Google reader to see if anyone’s posted. I’m following 169 blogs and loving every word!!
    p.s. Is that rally Marcia Derse fabric I spy? Swoon!

  84. Heather DG says:

    I say never enough time…my hubs would probably say too much time :) so I’ll leave the actual hours unsaid, but I love it. Always so much great inspiration and fun to see what others are creating! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Lucy says:

    Not nearly enough time – had a quilt project that I had to get done and it’s finished so now I can enjoy more time.

  86. Annmarie says:

    I’d have to say 10 hours – 2 each day. So much fun – thanks for the great week!

  87. Debbie says:

    Oh goodness, my husband isn’t going to read this is he??? I probably spend about 3 or 4 hours, it is like eating candy… I can’t stop..

  88. Carol C. says:

    I’ve probably spent an hour to 1 1/2 hrs a day easy visiting all the blogs, and dreaming about the delightful quilts I want to make!! Thanks for all the great inspiration this week! Can’t wait to get the magazine!

  89. Mary W says:

    I have spent at least 2 hours each day on the tour alone. As soon as I got up each day, I went to your blog and started visiting the sites. I have enjoyed all the blogs, and even “followed” a few new ones. I spend at least another two hours in the evening check out blogs. There is so much great information out there.

  90. shannon says:

    i read about 9 to 10 hours a week…couple hours a day. hey- i like seeing what going on in studios around the world :)

  91. Cory says:

    I probably spend about 6 hours a week visiting quilty blogs. This week has been closer to 10. Thank you for this fun week. Take care and God bless, Cory

  92. Pam in KC says:

    I’d say easily 6 or 7 hours– which might explain why my quilt is not bound yet!

  93. mtquilter says:

    I probably only spent a couple hours looking at blogs this week. Doing a shop hop and getting ready for a quilt show so I’ve been pretty busy this week. I’m looking forward to the new issue of 100 blocks. It’s amazing how the designers can come up with new ideas each year. Love the book!

  94. Jennifer says:

    Oh, the wealth of information and inspiration! How do you answer how many hours when there aren’t enough hours! I’m estimating a good 20 hours, with many of them bookmarked so I could go back and look in depth. So much fun!

  95. jil says:

    Our internet service providers records might give a more accurate account but I guess its been just about every opportunity I could find (or make)to grab another bite of this most delicious and enriching feast of quilting. This is the first time for me and through it I’ve learned how talented and varied and beautiful the makers of the 100 blocks are and I’m grateful to them and the organisers of the tour for all the opportunities to learn and grow they’ve given us. Thank-you from my heart! I’m looking forward to doing it all again, God willing. (P.S. My Favourites bar is full to overflowing now! )

  96. Karen says:

    I find that I forget about time when I start looking at all these lovely blocks and the creative people that make them. One thing leads to another and another and before I know it my dog is pleading to go out and the cat is begging for food and the husband will be home from work. Oh my but what fun.

  97. Loretta Tejkl says:

    I have had great fun looking at all the sites this week, probably spent over 6 hrs total so far. Have several I have saved to go back to again and again.

  98. Karen in SE Wisconsin says:

    Most mornings this week I have enjoyed viewing the featured blocks of the day and reading some of the blogs. So, so many are giving me, relatively newby at quilting, quite a few ideas. How does one fine the time to tackle their lists of quilting “to dos” with all the inspiration?!

  99. lady b says:

    i was a little late to follow the blog so im still not finish,but what i seen i loved each and every one of them. i was at leased about 8 hours on there.thanks so very much to put that all together and for the great giveaway. it would be wunderful if i would be the winner.so now back to the blocks to have some more fun.thanks again.

  100. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    Wow, and all these folks think they spend too much time reading blogs. Ha! I get off work at 2:30 every day, so I’m generally home by 3:00. I immediately get on the internet and start surfing for blogs. I generally don’t sign off until around 9:00, but have gotten up and down, and moved around during that time, so I’d say I spend approximately 4 hours a day reading blogs and looking at their blog roll, clicking on blogs that look interesting in their blog roll, then doing the same thing when I get to the newest blog. So if we consider the week starting on Monday, that would be Monday-Thursday 4 days X 4 hours each day = 16 hours. Don’t even think about the weekends! No wonder I never seem to do any sewing!

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