Quilty Calendar Giveaway

I always have several beautiful calendars hanging in the house. One of life’s little pleasures for me is to turn the calendar over to a new page at the first of each month. I usually have at least three quilty calendars and two art calendars. They inspire me all year.

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A beauty I’m using for 2012 is Martingale’s Award-Winning Quilts calendar. It features quilts by well known folks like Becky Goldsmith, Pat Holly, Jean Wells Keenan, Sharon Schamber and Lenore Crawford.

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For a jam-packed deal of a calendar, go to That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2012. Complete patterns for all 12 of the featured quilts are included! They range from scrappy to floral applique, in fabrics including reproduction prints, batiks, bold brights, neutrals and more. At $16.99, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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Have you heard of Mrs. Bobbins? She’s a hilarious quilter who is never short of a witty comeback. Kansas City Star Quilts presents Iron Maiden, Mrs. Bobbins’ 2012 Calendar. What makes Mrs. Bobbins so enjoyable is that it’s all true! Meet the “real” Mrs. Bobbins, Camille Olcese, who provides some of the inspiration for artist Julia Icenogle. And if you just can’t get enough of Mrs. B, visit Mrs. Bobbins’ General Store.

I have copies of That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2012 and Iron Maiden, Mrs. Bobbins’ 2012 Calendar for giveaway! Leave a comment by midnight Thursday, Dec. 22 and tell us in which month you find the most time for quilting. I’ll pick two lucky winners and announce them here. The winners are Marcia and Leslie. Thanks for playing 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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70 Responses to Quilty Calendar Giveaway

  1. Allison Church Bird says:

    January is always a good time for quilting starts and finishes for me! Love the calendars!

  2. MarciaW says:

    Thank you Diane for the wonderful quilty calendar – it will be the first that I’ve ever used. Happy 2012!

  3. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world! http://www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Yours, Ulla

  4. Deanna Currie says:

    I find them too nice to actually use, so they are collectables to me.

  5. Deb says:

    January is always my go-to month for quilting! I do get a lot done after the holidays and before gardening season.

  6. Barb Johnson says:

    I find the most time to quilt in December, after the Christmas rush is over. I usually take vacation days between Christmas and New Year’s, and spend most of the week doing quilty things.

  7. Carol says:

    Never fails, the heat of summer brings out the most quilts! Something about all of those hot days makes me dream of cold winter nights snuggled up under a cozy quilt. So I would say August. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Martina says:

    Not sure about that. Probably in autumn I would say, but actually i try to use the evenings to sew and stitch.

  9. Claudia Mott says:

    I am a beginner in Quilting only at it 2 yrs, or so. I wish my sister would have told me it was like putting a puzzle together I would have jumped in with both feet. As it is I am doing quilts my sister cut out, leaving me her design page for each quilt. Willie was not anything but smart to leave me with a list of who get’s what quilt. I am doing the card trick now..well I’ve started it, as for when it’s a good time to quilt, all year long, as I am a semi shut in. I will cut material, for a panel in the quilt, check Willie’s design then go and cut out the rest. I cross stitched for 30 years, if God gives me a good 20 more yrs with a good brain I’ll get all the quilts done. As for the calender I went hunting in Wal Mart for a quilting calendar and no such dog on the shelf’s. So I should like one, but more then likely this is arriving to late for the contest. As I have just found your sight. Happy New Year, happy cutting, stitching, and designing to all you fine ladies.

  10. Anne P says:

    I probably quilt more in January and February when the weather is too wintry to venture outside unless really necessary.

  11. Nan says:

    I would love to have a new quilt calendar to start 2012. Thank you.

  12. Sherill says:

    January is my month! The Christmas rush is over and I can relax and do what I want.
    The quilt calendar would be a great way to start the new year! Thank you.

  13. Linda says:


  14. What a neat idea! It’s lovely to surround yourself with beauty, and a new quilt ever ymonth is quite beautiful.

  15. Jackie Roisler says:

    Yes, please :) This must be short 4 I must hit the button ‘send’ before midnight….ooo..

  16. Nancy Sue says:

    I find more time in June and July, but I’d admit I have to crank up the a/c a bit :)

  17. Margaret says:

    I am very fortunate to be retired and I get to quilt every day. I usually spend at least a few hours every day in my sewing room. I love sewing and since I retired a year ago I have been having a blast sewing and creating so many things. My family laughs because I sew all the time but I give almost every thing I make away. I only have one quilt that is on my bed. It was number 30 of all the full size ones I have finished.

  18. sheera says:

    I FIND the time in late November and December because I had great plans earlier in the year and procrastinated. Perhaps if I had a calendar I would plan ahead.

  19. Kate says:

    I do most in the winter, probably February. Too cold to go out and not much happening otherwise. Dont have my calendars for next year either, would love one of these. Thanks for the chance!

  20. Cecilia says:

    I get to quilt all year long, but I think January and February are the most productive. I had a Mrs. Bobbins calendar this past year and I loved it. I would love to win another one for this upcoming year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Linda says:

    I try and make time for quilting every day regardless of the month, even if it’s only 15 minutes or so…December has not been the best quilting month this year though! I think early spring (March/april) were good months
    Thanks for the giveaway…going to see these Mrs. B ones, they sound good!

  22. Lisa F. says:

    I think for me since i quilt all year the most productive month is October for that is when i get the most done but January and February are getting up there .. Since i live in Wisconsin and i dont like going out in the cold so much so i stay inside and quilt and make things…but lately October for some weird reason i do alot.

  23. VickiT says:

    Because I am disabled I can do quilting anytime I want to. I’m in my sewing room almost all day long while my husband’s at work and with our kids all grown and out of the house, it’s just me and the cat. (At least I haven’t started having conversations with him yet LOL)

  24. Linda says:

    I would love a Quilty Calendar! I find the most time for sewing is January. Things slow down after Christmas. &:-D

  25. kwiltnkats says:

    I’m going to say March. March its a month that has 5 weekends! March is still trying to figure out if the weather will be nice or not. June, September, and December are 5 weekend months too but lots happening in these months! Thanks for a chance to win. Sandi

  26. Helen says:

    I spend the most time quilting in January. The holidays are over and the weather is usually so you don’t want to do anything outdoors.

    I have a quilt calendar in my bathroom and love to see the new quilt each month!

  27. Cathy Howe says:

    I think October is my most productive month since I’m gearing up for holiday presents and finishing fall projects. Autumnal colors truly inspire me to be more creative also.

  28. Claudia says:

    LizA and I must be neighbors. Quilting never seems to stop here, but cold, wet, gray days of winter and overheated days of summer send me to my studio in the basement–where it is bright and snug and the stash beckons. Mrs. Bobbins looks like a hoot.

  29. Joan M. says:

    I think May, with October a close second. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  30. Danielle says:

    I would have to go with January. Holidays and all the rushing around is over. Plus it is my birthday month so I can use that as an excuse to go hide in my room.

  31. Linda E in AZ says:

    January is usually my busiest month – not necessarily due to the weather but to the fact that our quilt guild show is at the end of February. We have a lot of “snowbirds” in our guild who spend each winter with us in southern Arizona, so we have our show when they can participate.

  32. Leslie says:

    Oh! What a wonderful way to welcome the New Year!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

  33. It seems that January is the month when I sew the most. It is the slowest month at work and I get to spend the most time at home. I sure hope it stands true for 2012. thanks for the great giveaway.

  34. Barbara says:

    I would say January. The holidays are over, and it’s too cold and wet to be outside. Nice giveaway. Thanks!

  35. May Britt says:

    I adore Mrs Bobbins and would be so happy if I won this calendar. Merry Christmas to you and a happy new sewing year.

  36. Lynne says:

    I think that I probably get more sewing done in January, my birthday month.
    The boys give me more space to do as I please.
    I love quilt calendars too. There is a different flavour every month :-)
    Wishing you the very best of the Christmas Season with family and friends

  37. Hueisei says:

    Love the calendar!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I guess May to June.

  38. Jan Beckert says:

    I think I may get the most sewing done in January or February — the lull after the holidays makes me feel like hitting the sewing room!

  39. Sharon Bourque says:

    September seems to always be my most productive month. After a summer hiatus because it is too hot to sew upstairs in my room, I get back into the sewing “groove” come Fall…

    It is also the start of our Quilting Guild and the “show and tell” portion is also inspirational and gets my sewing mojo going!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

  40. Jillian says:

    I have health issues that interfere with my creativity so the months I get the most quilting done are the ones where I feel the best!

  41. Rachelle says:

    I think in February once the kids are back in school from summer holidays.

  42. Zina says:

    Lately it’s been every month, which is so awesome! If I had to choose, I guess October is always a good quilting month. The kids are back in school, and the holidays are far away enough for me to ignore, lol.

  43. I haven’t gotten a calendar for next year, love the quilting ones.
    I would say January, it is a quiet time for me, no gifts to make and time for me to go hide in the sewing room and start working on new projects.


  44. LizA. says:

    Living in the Pacific Northwest, there is no question–any of the cold, rainy months of winter when there is no gardening to do and it’s too dreary to go camping.

  45. Cathy B. says:

    Usually January is the best month for me. However I do a little sewing everyday whether by machine or by hand. Thanks for a chance to win a calendar. Hugs

  46. MarciaW says:

    I’ve never owned a quilty calendar. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. I usually have the most time to quilt during the summer months.

  47. Karen A says:

    I probably get the most quilting done in Feb. and Mar. when all the busyness of the holidays is over and I haven’t started outdoor activities yet.

  48. Lee Ann L. says:

    That is a good question and I have no clue! LOL. Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

  49. Karen L. says:

    Calendars are always great Christmas gifts and here you are giving two away. How nice! Best months for me to quilt are either the hottest one (July or August) or the coldest, most drab one (February). That’s when I want to stay inside and go nowhere for days on end.

  50. Teresa in Music City says:

    Oh Oh Oh!!! I want one pleeeeeeaaassssseee! I probably get more sewing done in March than any other month because it is such a happy month. The holidays are over and all our visitors have gone back home. Spring is in the air, but it is still winter enough that I can’t venture very far from home yet. Me and my sew buddies meet several days a week and just sew, sew, sew!!!

  51. Gwen Windham says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’d love to win one of those calendars! Normally by now, I would have either bought my calendar for the new year, or have been given one by a friend or family member– I love calendars, and everyone knows it!– but somehow the days seem to be just flying by this year, and I am currently 2012 calendar-less. ;-) Thank you for the chance to win!

  52. Peg Miller says:

    My father, 86 years young, sat me down a few years ago and handed me a piece of advise…surround yourself with pretty things….I’d love to win a quilty calendar. September seems to be the start of extra quilting for me … my summer quilt show is over and I can “breathe in and breathe out.”

  53. forestjane says:

    There’s never a month when I’m not quilting! I probably push myself to do more in Dec. with the gift rush going on, and do more for me in Feb. and March. Not much snow here in TN, but lots of cold, damp days when it’s tempting to stay inside and sew.

  54. helene diener says:

    I’d love a quilting calender
    October is starting for the push for thanksgiving and christmas projects.Larger quilts I work on year round

  55. Nan says:

    October is my best month, because of the back-to-school routine finally kicking in. I usually get a ton done in December though, with a lot of down-to-the-wire sewing the week before Christmas. Thanks for offering a give-away!

  56. helene diener says:

    Love, Love calenders, I too love to change the pages.
    October is the best month as I am anticipating thanksgiving and Christmas projects. larger quilts year round.

  57. Jocelyn says:

    I would say NO month finds the most time for quilting. I am always trying to squeeze in time in the evenings, sometimes way too late into the night. There always seems to be a fire to put out somewhere ;-) But the calendar, now there is something that would help me find more time :-)

  58. Brenda says:

    January, and February, and March, and even April. It’s a long winter up here where I live. thanks for the chance at the calendars!

  59. Karlene says:

    I quilt all year but think I am the most productive in the winter months. (January and February)

  60. Katy Pannell says:

    February is always my best month for quilting!

  61. Vivian says:

    Great looking calendars for keeping track of projects and challenges. The spring months (April, May, June) were most productive for me. That was the point that after moving earlier in the year, I got back on the quilt wagon in a big way with a lot of new projects planned, shopped for and worked on. This year, I really hope to quilt all year as I am in two UFO challenges and really want to get a lot done!

  62. Christine M says:

    I usually have a quilting calendar up in the kitchen next to the phone. It joins in with all my small quilts on the wall! I usually get a fair bit of sewing done in January when it’s the Christmas holidays here in Australia. Hubby’s on holiday. The kids are on holiday and so am I! Thanks for the chance.

  63. Robyn Brown says:

    I would guess January but honestly I have never really gauged that.

  64. Oh I love calendars for the inspiration too! I’m going to keep my fingers crossed! :-) I sew the most in September. The kids are back to school and the house is so quiet that I have to keep myself busy. Thanks for the chance!

  65. Sarah Stevens says:

    This past year, June and August were my most productive months. June because I was done traveling for a bit and in Augist I finished a bunch of UFOs to show at the annual county fair. Thanks for the chance!

  66. Jo Anne says:

    So hard to pick a month. I will say October.

  67. Kristen says:

    Ooh … I’ve never kept track. Possibly January, in the post-holiday lull with the short days, and the cold weather outside keeping me wanting to stay in. Plus, I’ve usually just finished a holiday rush to get projects finished and out the door, so January is a fun time to start new things and “play” with quilting.

    Thanks for the chance to win – they both look great!

  68. Sunnybec says:

    I am now retired so I can do what I like in any month, but maybe the winter months I get more done as the garden doesn’t need doing! Thanks for the chance.

  69. DianeH says:

    That’s a good question. I think January is the best for me. Can’t wait. Thanks for a chance – great calendars

  70. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to hang one of those up in my craft room! I usually find the most time to sew/quilt in October ~ seems we’ve settled into the school routine by then. THANKS for the chance!

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