Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! We’re glad you’re here! This week you’ll visit many of the blogs written by 100 Blocks designers, and you’ll get a taste of what’s inside Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6. We have issues to give away and great prize bundles, too, including the traditional Great Big Bundles on Friday (one for U.S. visitors and one for International visitors). Learn more about what a blog tour is.
Inspiration will pour from this page every day this week, leading up to the release of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 on Tuesday, Nov. 13. You’ll have many chances to win a copy, or to win one of many other great prizes!
And if you don’t happen to win, ask for 100 Blocks Volume 6 at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get it from quiltandsewshop.com. (Quilt store owners: it’s not too late to carry this popular issue in your store. Contact Claudia at 800-815-3538 ext. 8366.)
Today’s industry sponsors are RJR Fabrics and Red Rooster Fabrics. They have each graciously contributed bundles of fabric to the blog tour prizes! Please support them when you visit your local quilt shop.
Now here’s a look at what’s in store in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.
If you’re a foundation piecer, you’ll enjoy Peaks and Valleys by Carolyn McCormick. Carolyn taught at our recent Block Party in Williamsburg and she invented the Add-A-Quarter ruler. We highly recommend it.
If you adore tradition, Sawtooth Log Cabin by Kay Gentry has many possibilities.
Mixed techniques come together in Acorns Away! by Sandy Fitzpatrick.
For applique lovers, Nancy Mahoney’s Florida Rose will be delightful. Nancy is also a veteran quilt teacher from Block Party in Williamsburg and we love working with her.
Today we’re highlighting 13 designer blogs below. Visiting their websites will reveal more giveaways plus a great deal of inspiration for your own quilt projects. Don’t forget our giveaway at the end of this post.
Today’s Featured Designers
- Erin Cox whynotsew.blogspot.com
- Elizabeth Dackson dontcallmebetsy.com
- Pat Harrison oceanwavesquilting.blogspot.com
- Kimberly Jolly & Jocelyn Ueng fatquartershop.blogspot.com
- Judy Laquidara patchworktimes.com
- Kay Mackenzie allaboutapplique.net
- Nancy Mahoney nancymahoney.com/blog/
- Jennifer Ofenstein sewhooked.com
- Denise Russart justquiltin.wordpress.com
- Pam Vieira-McGinnis pamkittymorning.blogspot.com
- Susan Geddes quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn
- Susan Marth suznquilts.wordpress.com/
- Laura Nownes seehowwesew.wordpress.com/
By now you’re inspired and motivated and you’re dying to start sewing! Let’s give away copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 inside three prize bundles filled with quilty goodness.
Leave a comment below by midnight Tuesday, Nov. 6 telling about one of the blogs or websites you visited from the list above and what you enjoyed there.
We’ll choose three winners on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and post them here. The winners on this post are quilters who left comments #312 (Valerie), #371 (Carol) and #42 (Kelly). Congratulations!
Thanks for joining us. See you tomorrow!
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Remember to come back on Friday, Nov. 9 for a chance to win one of the Great Big Bundles of prizes from industry sponsors and Quiltmaker.