QM Rocks the Blocks: Giveaways!

You’re loving Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! Now QM Rocks the Blocks! Today we celebrate (with 20 giveaways!) the newsstand debut of a special issue: Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

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We’ve taken great block designs from the first four volumes of 100 Blocks and created 18 stunning quilt projects. Yes, today QM Rocks the Blocks! Lots of ways to win a copy of this beautiful issue, so please read on.

A few issue highlights we think you’ll enjoy:

Peg Spradlin has been on our team of home sewers for a few decades.

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Irish Spring Surprise block by Peg Spradlin; block #149 from Volume 2 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

She took her block, shown above, from Volume 2 of 100 Blocks, and created this breathtaking piece featuring trapunto and freeform machine-stitched details.

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Irish Spring Surprise, designed and made by Peg Spradlin

The original block and the quilt above are both called Irish Spring Surprise.


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Stars and Bars Sampler, designed and made by QM's 2011 Scrap Squad: Pat St-Onge, Forest Jane, Donna Amos, Kim Brandt, Linda Ferguson, Dionne Gordon, Carol Vickers and Ruth Wasmuth.

The Stars and Bars Sampler was created by QM’s 2011 Scrap Squad. They used Bar None from Volume 1, Writer’s Block from Volume 3 and Block Positive from Volume 4; they added blocks of their own to complete the center section. The beauty of this pattern is that you can use any 12″ blocks you wish in your own quilt center. How much fun would that be?!


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Deanne Eisenman's original Tulip Twist block from Volume 2 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Deanne Eisenman used her Tulip Twist block from Volume 2, above, to create a Tulip Twist quilt featuring a pieced border and simple applique, below.

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Tulip Twist designed and sewn by Deanne Eisenman, quilted by Annette Aschbach


Quilt legend Jackie Robinson used her Butterfly Cabin block from Volume 1 to create the Butterfly Cabin quilt below.

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Butterfly Cabin, designed by Jackie Robinson, sewn by Eileen Fowler, quilted by Kim Waite. Blocks appears in Volume 1 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.


Nancy Mahoney (who will teach at QM’s Block Party in Williamsburg) made Posies and Pinwheels, below, using two of her blocks. Twirling Star apppeared in Volume 1 and Posy Patch appeared in Volume 3.

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Posies and Pinwheels designed and made by Nancy Mahoney. Blocks appeared in Volume 1 (#26) and Volume 3 (#239).

Monique Dillard is another designer who will teach at QM’s Block Party in Williamsburg August 2–4. Monique contributed Mezzanine to this issue, shown below. It’s made with block #162, her design for Volume 2, called Tile Works.

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Mezzanine designed and sewn by Monique Dillard, quilted by Sue Glorch.


June Dudley is QM’s Editor-in-Chief. She used Pinwheel Pizzazz, block #374 from Volume 4, to design the Pinwheel Pizzazz quilt below.


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Pinwheel Pizzazz by June Dudley, QM's Editor-in-Chief

And that’s only the beginning! You can preview the entire issue to see more projects.

Now to the giveaways. We want to give you many chances to win, so please follow these instructions by midnight (Mountain standard time) tonight (Tuesday, March 6).

• Leave a comment below to let us know you were here. We’ll pick seven winners from comments! The deadline is midnight MST.

• Tweet about QM Rocks the Blocks using the hashtag #qmrockstheblocks. We’ll pick six winners from Twitter! The deadline is midnight MST.

QFcover opt1 QM Rocks the Blocks: Giveaways! • Pin the cover image above to Pinterest using the hashtag #qmrockstheblocks or Repin it from our Pinterest board. While you’re there, please follow our boards—they’re full of great inspiration. We’ll pick seven winners on Pinterest! The deadline is midnight MST.

This giveaway lasts for today only (through midnight MST Tuesday, March 6). We’ll post the names of winners here on March 8 or sooner. Thanks for helping with QM Rocks the Blocks!

[update: see more posts about this issue QM Rocks the Blocks]

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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592 Responses to QM Rocks the Blocks: Giveaways!

  1. Jackie says:

    Looks like a great magazine. Would love to have one.

  2. Wow! The shown quilts made from the block patterns are gorgeous.
    Would love to have the magazine.

  3. Jan says:

    I can’t find where the 20 winners are listed… can someone help me out?

  4. Jan Mueller says:

    Looks wonderful! If I’m not lucky enough to win a copy I will be out buying one soon! Also going to check out EQ! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  5. Donna says:

    This looks like an amazing volume – can’t wait to see it – and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  6. Deb Praus says:

    I have all the 100 blocks and refer to them all the time. I really love that you can be inspired by the blocks for a quilt that you can truly make your own and now you are proving it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Diane says:

    I love quilting and embroidering too. Would love to get a copy of your magazine!

  8. Linda Bourgeois@bellsouth.net says:

    I have all issues of Quiltmakers 100 blocks. Even won a block in the first issue and made a table runner. Would love to have a copy of this magazine.

  9. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    Beautiful cover quilts. I would love making them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Jane Eilderts says:

    Wow!! This looks like a great magazine!! Can’t wait to get my own copy!!

  11. Cris Reed says:

    I haven’t seen such a scrumptious Mezzanine since I was a child and shopping with my Mom in the old Capwell’s in Oakland CA. What a delight it would be to make it for her 101st birthday. Love this new quilt book.

  12. Linda Cartwright says:

    Love the patterns posted, would love the chance to win this magazine!

  13. Can’t wait to sit down and look at the whole issue!

  14. Mary says:

    I dont pin or tweet but I love all the quilts but Irish Spring Surprise was the one that I realy thank you for the chance to win.

  15. Carol Oliveri says:

    Wow! What beautiful quilts! Makes my fingers start itching to sew. The heck with the UFO’s!!!!

  16. Tamsyn says:

    Great giveaway. Thank you!

  17. Cindy Rosa says:

    I’m so NOT tech savy….just old fashioned quilting for me, thank you. I really need to get a jolt of inspiration to get moving again. I love looking at the samples and imagining what I might do…..ahhhh, if only to have the time……When I do get inspired, I generally DO find the time. Please inspire me!!

  18. Lois Oberg says:

    Looks like a fantastic magazine. I would love to win a copy, but if I don’t win, I will definitely purchase one.

  19. Linda Walter says:

    I don’t tweet or pinterest.
    I would love to win a copy of this book, I am an avid quilter and love new and exciting ideas. I am retired and I am always looking for fresh and new Ideas.

  20. Liz says:

    I would love to win this magazine. The featured quilts are beautiful!

  21. Silvia Wright says:

    Love the quilts and patterns, and I would love to have this magazine in my collection. I don’t tweet or pinterest. Love the pinwheel pizzazz.

  22. Lynn Telke says:

    I would love to win this magazine to add to my complete collection of Quiltmaker magazines and can’t believe it has been 30 years since the first Quiltmaker issue. Love all the quilts shown and thank you for the
    opportunity to win this since I am currently unempolyed and my budget
    is very tight.

  23. Deanna says:

    OK–I’m too late, but wanted to mention that tile works is a great block and works really well in a number of situations. Glad to see a quilt designed around it.

  24. Mary says:

    I loved seeing these quilts. I especially liked the quilts “Irish Spring” and “Butterfly Cabin.” What fun to see how one can use these blocks for inspiration!

  25. Sue Bennett says:

    The only thing I can do is post. I dont pin or tweet. But would love the chance to win the magazine.

  26. diane G. says:

    I pinned and followed on Pinterest…isn’t this fun? I will look for this issue today! Looks like a lot of inspiration and creativity! Thank you

  27. I absolutely love all of the different quilts but my favorite is, Irish Spring Surprise. I can’t wait to see the other quilts and look forward to adding this book to my collection. Keep up the good work. I always enjoy whast you have to offer.

  28. Marion Fitzgerald says:

    Looks like a great issue. Would love to win!

  29. Would LOVE a chance to win this magazine!!!


    Rosa Robichaud

  30. Patti Rusk says:

    Absolutely beautiful quilts,would love to win a copy of the magazine, thanks.

  31. Claudia says:

    I think I missed your deadline by 3 minutes. I was lost on the previous post. Peg, you can put your quilt on my bed … aaaannny time! I love those colors.

  32. Nancy Longley says:

    Scrolling down to the “end of the line” here took me at least 10 minutes…hope I make the deadline! Pinwheel Pizazz would be the one I’d choose to clone…pattern, color way, size, all. 561 signing off now………..

  33. Carla G says:

    This looks like a fabulous issue! I love the quilts you’ve shown. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  34. Sharon Bailey says:

    Can’t wait to get this issue!

  35. Kristi says:

    I love this i feel in love with many of the blocks in all the volumes but when you get ready to choose one to start out with you wonder what will the quilt look like and it’s like a mystery quilt project This is great it even has one of the ones I was thinking about doing right on the cover.

  36. Wanda says:

    The quilts are beautiful. I would love to win a copy of the magazine, if not I am definitely going to buy one.

  37. JoAn GODFREY says:

    i love those quilts, but esp the blue daisy quilt!!!!!! i HAVE to get a copy of this mag. one way or another….. :)

  38. Kathy Mullin says:

    WANT, NEED, WANT, NEED. Hope #553 is my lucky number to win a copy!

  39. Lucinda Fenske says:

    I’m here! New blocks look awesome!

  40. Betsey Girard says:

    I would love to get these blocks.

  41. Sally S. says:

    I love learning to make new blocks! I’m new to quilting, but am really enjoying it!

  42. I just love the Irish one cant wait to start it

  43. Sandy B. says:

    Would love to have another 100 block magazine. Always lots of interesting ideas.

  44. Nancy Bonnette says:

    I don’t do facebook, tweet or blogs, even tho I thought of having my own since I have so much to say. LOL But I would’t know where to start and a web site yeah me!!!!! lol
    and pin what is that???
    But I do know creative quilts that are just beautiful, hard to pick a favorate, I am intriqued by the butterfly quilt but love several others. Not enough time or years of quilting ahead of me. I think I would love to get this magizine.
    Thank you for the peak

  45. Jane Kluchka says:

    Your magazine gives me such inspiration. I am so excited to start another quilt!

  46. Betty Moubray says:

    What spectacular quilts! I can’t wait to see the magazine! Every quilt is so inspirational.

  47. ritainalaska says:

    i’m a big fan of the 100 blocks books and like these quilts made from those blocks. it would be nice to have this companion book for my 100 blocks books. to bad i don’t tweet or pin [sigh].

  48. Carol Walter says:

    I could only ever find one of your Block volume magzines on the newstands here. So I would like a copy of the projects magazine. Very inspiring quilts!

  49. Debbie M says:

    Great idea to put together a magazine showing quilts from these blocks.

  50. Tracy says:

    Thanks for having another great giveaway. I’ve got to start reading my facebook page earlier in the day!

  51. I’m not a pinner or a tweeter but I try hard at quilting and would love to be able have this for my very own! Thanks!!

  52. Nancy Sue says:

    What a wonderful magazine! Great inspiration to see blocks grow up into quilts!!!

  53. Paula says:

    Great looking magazine! I came over from Sonja Artisania’s blog, and I especially like her little monkeys!

  54. Melissa Slofkosky says:

    This looks like a great magazine. That is full of beautiful quilt patterns.

  55. Robin Weller says:

    Love all things quilted. My sisters and I are currently working on a quilt to celebrate our mother’s 80th birthday.

  56. Judy says:

    The only pinning I do is with pieces of fabric. The quilts all are terrific and I would love to win so I could see all the blocks used. Thanks and God bless you.

  57. Bridget says:

    Great quilts and a great magazine. I would love to win a copy.

  58. Janet Inman says:

    Love the Irish Spring Surprise block and would love to win the new Quilts from Quiltmakers 100 blocks

  59. Sharon says:

    I really want to win this magazine!

  60. Amy B. says:

    Would love to make some of these!

  61. p51 says:

    Love the Mezzanine and Irish quilts the best

  62. Cindy J says:

    I love seeing quilts made of two different blocks. They look so complex, yet they are easy to make. Beautiful quilts!

  63. Tami G says:

    Wow – this is awesome. I will be purchasing if I don’t win it here!!!!!

  64. Gwen W says:


  65. Charlotte says:

    I surely would love to win one of these copies. Love your magazine! Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Ann Flower says:

    Love the idea of seeing the blocks in finished quilts. Love the books of quilt blocks.

  67. Meredith says:

    It looks like this book is chok full of quilty goodness. I can’t wait to see it!

  68. Karrie Smith says:

    I saw this magazine today! I looked through it but I didn’t have enough money this week to buy it. I can’t wait to get a copy! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  69. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Thanks for showing us how the designer’s used their blocks for full quilts. That is where I always have trouble, seeing what two blocks would look like together!

  70. Kathy M. Boice says:

    I only “Pin” quilts, “Tweet” at birds and my only comment is “I love give aways”!!

  71. I would LOVE to have this copy!!! I “won” one before, but it was never received, and by that time, I couldn’t find it on my news stands …. so I’m hoping THIS is my lucky time :) LOVE the blocks, and the write up … just makes my head SPIN with ideas :)

  72. Marilyn Schrader says:

    Not sure where my earlier post went but I don’t see it. I posted a few minutes after Midnight before I went to bed. It’s a good thing I came back to read the subsequent posts. We all love to win things and I’m no different.Sewers can always use new ideas and supplies.

  73. Cathryn H. says:

    I can only hope to be lucky enough to win one of the copies you are giving away. I actually meant to stop at my local bookstore and try and pick up a copy today. But I forgot! Now I’m glad I did. Maybe I won’t have to remember.

  74. Tammy Hempel says:

    WOW! I would love to get one of these books!! The quilts are beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway. These are always so much fun!

  75. Tamie Powell says:

    I was here! Searching for an idea for my daughters wedding quilt! Maybe this will have a great idea for me :D

  76. Joyce Cooper says:

    I have already picked out a number of blocks to try. With this magazine, I can put them into a quilt I could take for Show-N-Tell at my Quilter’s Guild meeting. Thank you so much for all of your beautiful-and inspiring-designs!

  77. judy says:

    I don’t tweet,face,or pin, either…but I am a big fan of Quiltmakers 100! Thank you for the chance to win such a great give-away!

  78. Carol Williams says:

    Love the quilts! Love the giveaway!

  79. Linda V says:

    I repinned your pinterest link! Thanks again for the chance to win.

  80. Tammy Hempel says:

    Cool!! I think all the quilts are great!! I would REALLY like to have one of these mags. I am really looking forward to seeing this one for sure!!

  81. Linda V says:

    NICE quilts! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  82. Beverly says:

    I absolutely love the Irish Chain Surprise to start. Would love this book!!!

  83. kelly spriggs says:

    Would love to win this! I have been wanting to get a block magazine!

  84. Julia Somers says:

    I am in LOVE with your magazine. I hope I get picked for this issue, as I just purchased a new home and need new quilts to make it my own. Keep up the good work!!!

  85. Emily says:

    I love the 100 blocks issues! Very excited for this one!

  86. Diane Baldwin says:

    I don’t tweet or pintrest but I’d love to get my hands on your new book! I love the old block but once you’ve done them the creativity is gone because you’ve done it. So- to see a remake of an older square sounds intriguing to me!

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  88. Cecilia says:

    I would love to win a copy of this magazine! Thanks for the chance.

  89. Cathy Koester says:

    I’ve been a fan of this mag for a really long time.

  90. Chris Worth says:

    Great quilts!I would love to havethe issue

  91. Sandy says:

    It’s easy to be inspired when you are immersed in pages after pages of beautiful quilt ideas. I’ve seen some creations that I really, really like.

  92. Mary says:

    I love your magazine and the various special issues that I have obtained over the past few years. These special issues really are special. The examples are inspiring and it is difficult to decide which project to begin first. I would love to use this issue to help reduce my stash. Sorry I don’t tweet or pin – it is all I can do to keep up with my email!!

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