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. Chris Cowan says:

    First time on this site, would be cool to win as a newbie to blogs!!

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  4. bingobonnie says:

    I’ve at least spent a good 3 or 4 hours or more, maybe double? It’s so fun to click around and visit the designer’s blogs and webpages!!!

    thanks so much for the fun – can’t wait until the 4th issue. ;)

  5. Betty says:

    What a great experience, loved every minute reading all the blogs. A couple of them I even read twice. The blocks are awesome and the indivual stories are great to read about. Hope the kids enjoyed their ice cream. Plus that box of chocolate. I spent at least 8-10 hours this week reading, and loved every minute of it. Thanks for the great blog.

  6. Kay Mc says:

    I really like looking at all of the blogs, but didn’t have time to comment on them all. They were all very inspiring. I probably spent 5 – 6 hrs looking at quilt blogs this week.

  7. Gidge says:

    I love visiting Quilting Blogs! I get such fun ideas and see some beautiful talent! I would have to say about 5 hours a week…seriously at least 5 hours! I’m addicted…

  8. Lisa says:

    This was my first time for a blog tour. It was fun checking out many different blogs. I probably spent 4-5 hours. The 100 Blocks volumes are such a great idea. I’ve purchased all 3 volumes and enjoy all the beautiful blocks. Thank You for the fun contests and gifts. I was the lucky recipient of Marsha McCloskey’s beautiful block from Vol. 2. Thank You!

  9. sandra says:

    WE had a lot of FUN THANKS!

  10. Marilyn says:

    Soooooo many that it’s keeping me up til the wee hours of the morning !!!
    cuz one blog leads to another blog to another blog to another blog etc……

  11. Sherry says:

    I spend about an hour a day reading quilt blogs. What a terrific way to share information. Thank you for the effort you put into this site.

  12. Jordan Spain says:

    Ok I have to admit I have only squeezed in about 30 min this week but I do have a good excuse for my lack of time, I just had a new little quilter! Now its just a wait till we start her sewing lessons 6 months is not to early is it? :)

  13. Patty says:

    I am completely overwhelmed but love reading all the blogs and looking at sites,

  14. Lisa Connor says:

    Each day I’ve looked a little longer. I can’t get enough. The more I look, the more ideas I get. We’re in the process of having new carpet installed so my sewing machine is packed up for a while. I’m having withdrawals. I’ve been hand paper piecing hexagons to keep myself sane. Well, semi sane.

  15. Lucie says:

    You got me hooked! I’ve been busy with my quilting as your blocks inspired me so much. It had been way too long since I had done some quilting. Thanks!

  16. Beverly Atkins says:

    I’d guess at least 12 hours. Everyday at lunch and then a few breaks as well – all at work. Then I’d go home and look some more. It’s hard to really know. I just know I didn’t get fired for looking so that’s good!

  17. janie says:

    Almost missed my dr’s appt. Lost track of time browsing this site. Spent about an hour drooling

  18. Patricia says:

    I haven’t been able to spend ANY time on this year’s 100 Blocks contest due to family committments. But last year I spent close to 10 hours surfing all of the wonderful blogs I was introduced to through this contest….(gasp!!). Does that count?!!

  19. Irene says:

    I spend at least an hour a day visiting blogs so I would guess that I spend 7-8 hours weekly, probably more. I’m so excited about your generous, fantastic giveaway and thank you for the opportunity to win.

  20. Pat Current says:

    Sorry to say but I haven’t spent any time at all. Maybe next time.

  21. Nancy McEnanly says:

    How much time? I don’t really know! A couple of hours, at least. I love looking at the designs, and I enjoy reading other’s thoughts about quilting.

  22. Regina says:

    It was a crazy busy week at work and home, so I only got around on day 1… much to my dismay. So only about 30 minutes. I’ll be scouring the newsstands though – love the blocks I saw!

  23. Norma Jean Williams says:

    I don’t know how much time I spend reading the blogs. As so as I get home I am at the computer / sewing room. If I read something I like to try, I do. I love the quiltmaker magazine it has alot of interesting projects to do. Thanks.

  24. Sharon says:

    I have spent hours looking at the blogs and have bookmarked many that I want to return to.I love your magazine! I have just started quilting and I’m definitely hooked.

  25. Patty says:

    I would estimate that I spent 1 hour per day visiting all of the blogs. I was very interested to learn more about the block and how the designer had ideas to layouts, etc. I would find that I had to at some point say…off the computer because one blog leads to another link to another link. In any event it really sparked my interest and I hope to get my hands on the magazine. I would also like to try to get the previous issues as this was all a new find to me.

  26. Melissa says:

    I didn’t spend nearly as much time as I would have liked to, maybe a couple hours at most. I just didn’t have the time, but there’s nothing to keep me from going back and exploring some more!

  27. Mary lou says:

    I didn’t spend nearly as much time as I would have liked but I am thrilled to have so many new blogs to follow and gain inspiration from.

  28. Beth says:

    Not as much as I’d like! Maybe two hours or so…

  29. Judy Blauer says:

    Not a lot of time ..only the last 30 minutes or so….been planning a quilt retreat for next week. but love your site and really love Quiltmaker Magazine. I’m kind of new to blogging, so its an adventure. Started with Quilt Happy Quilt Often its one of my favorites.

  30. Nancy says:

    Wow! What a haul! For my estimated time spent around quilty blogs this week I’d put down the number 5, as in hours. Thanks for the great week of fun and the killer giveaway.

  31. Janet says:

    I would guess I probably spent 8-9 hours reading blogs on this blog hop. I really enjoyed seeing some new blogs and visiting blogs I haven’t visited for a while. It’s always fun to see what inspired the block designers and how they have used the block. I won a copy of the 100 block magazine and have already received it from Cheryl Haynes. I see something new every time I look through it. I will also be getting out the other two 100 Blocks and dream a quilt through them too. Thank you Quiltmaker for another successful magazine and hop!!

  32. Linda K says:

    Well, I would probably be shocked by the actual time, but I’m guessing around 8-9 hours, but it’s been a BLAST!! Thanks for the fun and the chance to win these wonderful gifts!

  33. Cathy Price says:

    love the blocks. I have only spent about an hour this week – company in the house for mother’s day.
    Happy mother’s day to all.

  34. Dee Johnson says:

    I would say 2-3 hrs per day, depending on the day. The bloggers were inspirational and loved when they showed different settings using their blocks.

  35. Tess Imobersteg says:

    At least two hours a day. The bloggers are great. My favorite so far is Amanda Murphy’s Swiss Chocolate. It speaks to my little Swiss heart.

  36. Elaine Morgan says:

    These blogs are dangerous! I could have pieced a top in the time I’ve spent – but how many tops does a person need?! I just LOVE the blogs and have gotten several quilting friends “hooked”, too!! I’m amazed at the generosity of the bloggers – so much FREE information! So, about 2-3 hours a day! Shameful!

  37. Sharon says:

    I think I am a slacker this week. I would say about 12 hours for the week. I love reading other blogs and all that I have bookmarked have some form of quilting on them. A lot of tips and ideas can be gained by reading other quilting blogs.

  38. Shanna says:

    I spend at least 3 hours every day looking at quilting blogs. I have one I check a couple times a day and from there i click on links until I finally realize that i have been reading or looking for several hours!

  39. Wendy says:

    So many hours spent admiring quilts today! Wow! Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity.

  40. Nancy says:

    I estimate about 8 hours were spent visiting blogs. I wish I could’ve spent more time! Thanks so much for offering these giveaways!

  41. Dee M says:

    Oh, wow, how to estimate how many hours visiting quilty blogs? Since I don’t do it all at one time, I’d say maybe 4 hours, but that might be a low estimate since one click can lead to another and another! So much to see and I’m so thankful for all the generous sharing of the bloggers! Amazing! Thanks, too, for the generous giveaways!!!

  42. Terri says:

    Not sure, but at least 6 hours. I was delayed in looking with my computer out of order until Thursday. I love the 100 block magazines. 1st time participating in the blog tour and really enjoyed seeing the designers blogs and some of the ideas of how to use the blocks. Thanks for all the fun!

  43. julie wickware says:

    the time just flies by checking out anything quilty, and getting all kinds of inspiration. But to make a guess- about 7-10 hours

  44. Deb says:

    20 hrs…said very guiltily!

  45. Sherrill says:

    Probably 6-7 hours..come on, I had to visit my other favorite places, too!! LOL Thanks for great fun and introducing me to some new designers!!!

  46. Linda says:

    Guessing I spent about three hours reading Quilt/Stitching blogs. Thanks so for sharing!

  47. This has been a Great week reviewing and previewing Quiltmaker’s 100 Block contest. My favorite block is ‘Sunnyside Up’, cutist is ‘In the Bag’ and best of all is ‘Sunblock’. Reading how each design was created and fabric used was interesting as many hours went into creating these special designs. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing all 100 in the magazine soon!

  48. Kris in AZ says:

    I probably spent about five hours looking through the various blogs and websites. I noted several that I will want to visit again.

  49. martha mumaw says:

    i am pumped up for this book so many options my brain is on overlaod!! i have told my friends about this issue and just hope they stay out of my way in the check out lane! ha ha
    martha from minnesota

  50. E. Engman says:

    About 4 hours in all. Some blogs I just scrolled through and some I read older posts as well. Thanks to all for the fun and inspiration.

  51. Debra says:

    I have probobly spent about 10 hours visiting quilting blogs this week. Ther’s so much great stuff out there to see!

  52. Linda C says:

    My neighbor just told me about this blog and I haven’t left the computer yet. Soooo many blogs to check out and get wonderful ideas. Can’t wait to get my copy of 100 blocks and enjoy over a cup of tea.

  53. Lisa L says:

    I have to say I just recently found this site so I haven’t spent much time here, but there are several, ok, alot of blogs that I follow and this past week I’ve probably spent at least 10- 15 hours drooling over my keyboard. I do have to say that is more than I would usually spend due to recent surgery and being off work, but it has allowed me to add to my “someday” list, which is longer than I am tall, lol! Good luck to everyone but I gotta say..I hope I win!!!

  54. Debbie Williams says:

    I had a blast and found some new blogs. Thank you! I’m looking forward for the next 100 blocks and can’t wait to get my hands on the magazine.

  55. Shelley C says:

    I’m an avid blog reader and spend (too much) time on the computer instead of in my sewing room. I’d estimate 18 hrs minimum.

  56. ~Kathleen says:

    Oh, do I have to? Wow, I bet with your blog tour, and the regular blogs I check, in the morning, and the evening, and in between…at least 3-4 hours a day (oh, no!). So about 24 hours. That’s so sad. Especially if I don’t win a copy of 100 Blocks #3 after all that effort. Now I’m depressed. But I had fun. Thanks for asking!

  57. Jean says:

    Probably just a couple of hours. But I have already purchased the magazine and can’t wait to start some of the blocks that are in it. Do you count the time that I have spent looking at that?! :-)

  58. Vida Arrington says:

    I have spent at least 3 hours everyday this week. So much to see and so little time.

  59. Old Buckeye says:

    I actually have not spent as much time as I would *like to* visiting quilty blogs, but still manage to log about 5-7 hours a week.

  60. Opal Rupp says:

    It varies from week to week how much time I spend. It is at least 3-4 hours. I find them all so inspiring and up lifting. Find alot of new ideas that gets the juices flowing.

  61. Ann says:

    I would guess about 7-8. I missed out on Day 4 except for a couple of blogs. I was busy sewing binding on 4 baby quilts to donate to the Alabama tornado victims.

  62. Pat L in NY says:

    I think I have spent about 3 hours, but I could have spent longer! It has been great seeing new blogs

  63. Diane says:

    Would have liked to have spent more time looking at the different blogs. But I get started reading the blogs and lose track of time as my husband complains. So I only got a short time but I figure I did get an hour or so on some nights. Anxious to see it on the shelf and then my cart and then to my house!!

  64. Mary Russell says:

    Not nearly as much time as I would have liked but enjoyed every minute that I spent looking.

  65. Seems like I spent an hour and a half each day. I loved visiting the blogs and learning more about the designers and their blocks. Can’t wait to see Vol. 3. Each issue has been better than the last. Thank you for a wonderful blog tour!

  66. Sheri says:

    According to my husband I’ve spent way too many hours on the blog tour but I don’t think I spent enough…probably an hour (or more) each night.

  67. Barbara Young says:

    I honestly can’t tell you how long I have spent on the blogs, probably more than I should have. I know that I have spent at least 1 to 2 hours a day, maybe more since I never paid attention to the time. I have marked several as favorites to go back to again and again and again. Thanks for introducing us to so many wonderful designers.

  68. Andrea says:

    It’s Friday. How many hours have I spent since Monday? Probably around 10. How many hours have I actually spent sewing? About 2. Still working on finding that delicate balance! :)

  69. Julie in WA says:

    Oh, boy…I have had so little time this week as I had a huge Shakespeare costume to finish! As a result, I could only pop into each blog; I missed being about to leisurely browse the bloggers. I would guess maybe four hours total this tour!

  70. Kris says:

    I have spent at least 20 hours, but who is counting??? Thanks to all for donating such wonderful prizes. But the best prize will be getting the new magazine and sitting down to dream about how to use my favorite blocks. But before I start a new project I need to finish the one I am working on from the last issue!

  71. Diane says:

    Wow! Didnt think you could top the first one and then you did number two. I am so liking this number 3 book’s designs. I did use pattern to make a quilt. very pretty. Looking at those prizes would make my birthday that much better as tomorrow I will be attended my uncle’s funeral –he can now go fishing all the time–he died the day before my birthday. RIP Vernon.

  72. Cheri Tye says:

    This is a wonderful prize package! Thank you for sharing and encouraging us through your givaways!
    I haven’t spent nearly as much time as I would have liked browsing through the designers blogs. We are being transferred to the boonies in Nebraska, so in lue of my time on the blogs I was looking for a new home with enough space for my first “real” quilting studio; Similar to Judy Laquidara from Patchwork Times. Her Homefront situation is way to familiar and helped me chuckle over my own recent experiences. In many ways I found several kindred spirits in what I was able to read and was truly inspired. I have lots of new ideas and inspiration for when I get to settle into our new home.
    Winning this package would be the icing on the cake for sure! I could drink my Chocolate Caramel coffee in that colorful mug and use the ” The Union Quilters” by Jennifer Chiaverini with my girls while we finish their Civil War research for homeschool. Good luck everyone.

  73. VickiT says:

    Oh gosh, this will be totally embarrassing but I don’t work and all my kids are grown and out of the house. I’ve been planning ahead knowing I’d be spending a lot of time on my computer this week so I was ready. Between reading the blog posts related to Issue 3 and then more time reading some blogs a lot more if I’ve never visited before. And then even more time emailing with some of the blog owners that were super nice in sending a personal thank you for posting to their blog or to answer a question or comment from my post to their blog. Taking all that into account, my best guess would be at least 20 hours this week already.

  74. Carol C says:

    I have spent 10 – 12 hours but wished I could have spent more, but I have to work to support my quilting habit. The blogs were wonderful. I had no idea how many blogs existed and I am always impressed by all the creativity quilters have.

  75. I only spent 4 to 5 hours on this but it has opened up a new world for me. I didn’t know much about Blogs before. What a lot of fun!

  76. Kaye M. says:

    I think I spent about 15 hrs looking at quilty blogs this week! Oh dear, don’t tell my husband!!!!! But it was great fun and I learned alot.

  77. Tammy Hempel says:

    Oh my I think I have spent a good10 to 15 hours going into different blogs. My husband says a lot more hours than I am admitting to!! I have gotten caught up in all these blocks and sites. It has been a blast and I have enjoyed ever minute of it!! he he Congratulations on the magazine!!

  78. Joy P says:

    True Confessions?? at least 5-8 hours. Blogs put a serious dent in my sewing time.

  79. Shelly R says:

    I can’t even begin to guess, time I should have been sewing, lol. I never knew there were so many quilt blogs. Loved all the pics. Thanks.

  80. Chris says:

    Way, way too much time, but it was so worth it. I went to visit blogs I might never have visited before and spent time poking around most of them to see everything. Glad this doesn’t happen very often or I might not get anything done.

  81. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’ve spent about 4-5 hours this week on the 100 Quilt Blocks blog tour. Added lots of quilt blogs to my favorites list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  82. Allison Gougeon says:

    About 6 hours this week!

  83. Sandy A says:

    Lovely prizes! I wish I could say I have spent a ton of time visiting blogs from the hop, but I do have to work for a living! :) I would say I have spent an hour each night, so 5 hours total. Not a lot I know, but better than none!

  84. Betty says:

    I love to read blogs, get ideas, and catch the enthusiasm. I have visited many of the blogs and will keep checking on them as long as I can. Thanks! Betty

  85. Oh gosh, I spent most of the night last night! :-o It is quite addicting! Find a quilty blog, follow it to another, and another, and another! It was great fun!! lol Thanks for all the new to me sites!

  86. Mary Sheets says:

    It has been fun and very inspiring. Thank you and Happy Quilting!

  87. Julie Naatz says:

    I’ve been hopping all week. Now I’m hoppin to get started creating my own version of many of them. Thanks for the fun and a chance to see what is going on for so many quilty friends.

  88. Patty says:

    I think I put in about three to four hours this week.

  89. Denise says:

    I have spent 3-4 hrs.. not as much as I would have liked to spend but I was away from my computer a couple of the days!

  90. Peg Spradlin says:

    This is a very busy time on the farm and I’m also on a short deadline with a biggggg project, but I’ve stolen about 1/2 hour every morning and evening checking in. It’s been wonderful!

  91. Lyn says:

    I’d guess 6-8 hours, but this is the gift that keeps on giving….I’ve added some of the designers blogs to the list I read via Google!Reader!

  92. Patricia Stroud says:

    I do not blog. I am doing good to do facebook and email. However if the blog has a place to sign up to get the updates written on a blog to come to my email I can do that. I get to read some blogs that way. I have tried to reduce my time on a computer so that I can spend more time stitching. It is sorta working out better. Love some of the things offered this time, have all of J. C. ‘s fiction of Elm Creek. (I read in the bathtub) Applique is my fav type of quilting with embellishments of course. But this year I am designing also. Go to my daughter’s blog “Little Ladybug’s Creations” we have just started a free embroidery BOM. I draw and stitch and my daughter is the techie.

  93. Mary Bandur says:

    I don’t keep track, I just enjoy the time looking for patterns, projects and enjoying the beautiful work of others.

  94. Margaret says:

    Have spent at least two hours a day, so 10-12 hours total at a minimum. It’s been wonderful-found lots of new-to-me designers to follow and lots of old favorites. Looking forward to finding the block book next week.

  95. Cathy B says:

    I’ve read, I’ve followed and I’ve very much enjoyed the blog hop. I’ve spent about 2 hours a day and have enjoyed everyminute of it. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Hugs.

  96. Kathy H says:

    It’s hard to say – I would go through the list here and there when I had time. I’d say between 30 minutes and an hour a day, so I’ll estimate 4 hours. I’m probably kidding myself and I’ve actually spent much more time than that!! Thanks for all of the great links and fun this week!

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