100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaways!

Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! Wow, the time really flies when you’re browsing the designers’ blogs, doesn’t it? So much to see!


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Here are a few more blocks from Volume 6.


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Split Decision by Laura Blanchard

Love the beautiful brown batiks in Laura Blanchard’s Split Decision. This will make a gorgeous bed quilt.


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Bring on Winter by Jana Davidson

How about this happy little guy? The block is Bring on Winter and was designed by Jana Davidson.


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Facets by Chris Hoover

Another batik beauty is Facets by Chris Hoover—although this block would look great in regular prints if you preferred.

Today’s featured sponsor is Handi Quilter. They have provided a pair of Handi Batting Scissors for each prize package.

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We keep a pair in the QM studio and we love them. You will, too.

Be sure to visit their blog for more chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 6!

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By the way: QM and Handi Quilter are giving away a Sweet Sixteen longarm quilting machine in Quiltmaker‘s Treasure Hunt contest. I hope you’ll enter! Contest details.

Let’s get to today’s featured block designers. Please follow the links for many chances to win an issue, and leave a comment below for our giveaway of prize packages with books, patterns and fabric bundles.

Day 4 Featured Designers

  1. Cheryl Brown quilterchic.com
  2. Kari Carr blog.newleafstitches.com
  3. Barbara Cherniwchan barbcherniwchan.blogspot.com
  4. Vickie Eapen spunsugarquilt.com
  5. Gudrun Erla gudrun.typepad.com
  6. Beth Ferrier bethquilts.blogspot.com
  7. Sue Hunt suquiltnow.blogspot.com
  8. Cindy Lammon hyacinthquiltdesigns.blogspot.com
  9. Amanda Murphy amandamurphydesign.blogspot.com
  10. Benita Skinner victorianaquiltdesigns.com
  11. Jennifer Schifano Thomas curlicuecreations.blogspot.com
  12. Margie Ullery ribboncandyquilts.blogspot.com
  13. Anelie Belden anelieblog.com

Today we have three prize bundles to give away. For your chance to win, please leave a comment by midnight, Friday Nov. 9 and tell us what you’d like to see in Quiltmaker in 2013. We’d love to have your feedback. We’ll pick winners by Monday and post them here. Good luck! The Winners are: Joanna (comment #68), Nancy Smith (comment #183), and Brenda J (comment #186).

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Remember to come back tomorrow for your chance to win the Great Big Bundle. There will be separate giveaways for US readers and for those outside the US. Everyone can play! Prizes include fabric bundles, books, patterns and a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.

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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221 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaways!

  1. Linda says:


  2. charlotte pollard says:

    Love QM just as it is but would like more info on quilting on a domestic machine as I don’t have a long arm.
    Thanks for a chance to win

  3. Sherry Barger says:

    I am having fun with the Hop….I am more traditional with my quilt making and would love to see more pieced blocks in the year to come….thank you

  4. Carol Sc says:

    I think I would like to see more pages — in other words, more of the same. I like that your magazine appeals to quilters of all different abilities. Thoroughly enjoy the scrap quilts (Bonnie Hunter) — maybe a mystery? I just like it, and look forward to its arrival in my mailbox.

  5. Paula Jarvis says:

    At this present time I don’t have any of the 100 block books yet. The one I’ve looked at was lovely. I would love to win one.

  6. donna says:

    Would like to see lots of small quilts and paper pieced quilts.

  7. Wendy says:

    Quiltmaker is a great magazine. I would love to see more scrap quilts and miniature quilt patterns.

  8. Patricia Perkins says:

    I would love to see more on machine quilting designs for regular machine quilting. I also love miniture quilts and baby quilts because I can actually complete those, but a lot of the patterns and ideas you have had in the past can be used for these purposes. Quiltmaker is really rich in content as it is!

  9. Tami Chaulk says:

    I would love to see more wall hangings. I have lots of white walls that need something interesting on them. This is my first Blog Hop and I’m really gaining some great connections. Thank you!

  10. Loretta Griffin says:

    I love Amanda Murphy’s fizz quilt. When I saw it I thought of sprite. I love sprite. I understand she it from around Gastonia,NC. I know it well my mother in law grew up there.

  11. MoeWest says:

    I like the variety that is currently in Quiltmaker. Keep up the good work.

  12. Sharon Griffith says:

    OMGosh these blocks are beautiful…I love the brown one….Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  13. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    I’d like to see a lot of the blocks from the book made by readers.

  14. Yalana Rhea says:

    What do I want to see in 2013? That’s a hard question to answer. I would like to see everything!!!!!!!!!!!! From beginner to expert. Everything you present is wonderful and gives me new ideas for things I want to do. Thanks for having such a wonderful place to come and learn.

  15. Kay says:

    Honestly, I would like to see a few more “advanced” quilts and BOM kinds of quilts, like the Garden one you did. Much more challenging and fun to do different blocks on a quilt rather than the same one over and over…

  16. Cynthia says:

    I hope you’ll have more conferences and contests in 2013. Can’t wait for the Block Party in Portland this March!

  17. Kathy Leake says:

    I’m having fun with the Blog Hop. Thanks for the opportunities to win all these wonderful goodies.

  18. Tamsyn says:

    I’d love to see a series about one block that can be adapted for pieced, applique, and paper pieced. Tamsyn

  19. Mary C in WA says:

    I Love QM just the way it is. You’ve been great to work with and I look forward to seeing what 2013 brings. I hear a Bonnie Hunter Mystery is in the works and that sounds so FUN! Thanks from a 2 time 100 Blocks ‘Block Tester’.

  20. Robin Batchelor says:

    Would love to see more paper piecing and also quilt patterns that would incorporate embroidery designs into the quilt. Not just in the blocks.

  21. Cathryn H says:

    What I’d love to see in Quiltmaker in 2013 is more, more, more. I love the magazine and I want to continue seeing patterns, quilting motifs, and new techniques. Articles on quilters, new and old; new fabric lines/artists; and all that you currently have. Keep up the great work!

  22. Vivian says:

    I guess I like to see a variety of both small and big quilts and pieced and appliqued quilts. New techniques would be good also, like maybe embroidery, or stitching guides, or embroidery quilts or a mix of pieced, applique and embroidery quilts would be nice. thanks. Vivian

  23. Margaret Schindler says:

    I would like to see more paper pieced blocks and quilts.

  24. Patricia says:

    Gosh, this is a hard one because I love the patterns in your magazine. Perhaps a few more challenging designs for us that like to put our thinking caps on would be good. Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

  25. Pam Bricher says:

    I would love to see more blocks for causes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, autism etc. More block for quick charity quilts for adults. I make lap wheelchair quilts, need quick ideas. Scrap ideas are important to me also.
    Thanks for the great book use it like my bible.

  26. Judy D in WA says:

    I’d love to see more minis or small quilts.

  27. Mary Jo says:

    I already love what you do so that is a TOUGH question! Maybe more traditional pieced quilts and projects. I love the look of piecing rather than more modern-ish quilts!

  28. Emily C says:

    I love mini quilts, so more mini quilts.

  29. Raylene Kruger says:

    Blocks on this site are awesome – thanks for sharing them.

  30. Sandy says:

    Perhaps some articles about 3-D quilts — yo yo quilts, fabric origami, and I recently saw something about Tanabata blocks. And perhaps French Braid blocks.

  31. Lou says:

    I would like to see a few more traditional quilt patterns but with a twist:)

  32. Violet Johnson says:

    As a newbie quilter (working on my second quilt top now), I’d love to see some of the first quilts or projects of quilters. I’d also love to hear their stories of what got them interested in quilting and what has kept them interested, what has been their favorite project, favorite fabric type, etc. I’d especially like to hear about the shop owners and what led them from quilting to opening a shop.

  33. Joanna says:

    I would like to see you keep a mix of designs in every issue. During the blog tour I liked it when a designer showed her block used in different size projects. I like seeing the Techniques blocks and hope you keep them.

  34. Lee Ann L. says:

    I would like to see more patterns? No seriously, hmmm. This is tough question to answer because I love QM as it is. Maybe more traditional quilts with a modern twist/flavor?

    Thank you for a chance to win.

  35. Diana says:

    I think Quiltmaker is just about perfect. Please continue with quick quilts cause I love to give quilt gifts. But I also enjoy the quilts that come out over several issues, like savoring bites of a favorite dessert. Thanks for the new 100 Blocks magazine.

  36. Jennifer Conley says:

    Love to have this magazine for inspiration – loose mine in the winter…

  37. Cathy says:

    maybe more table runner projects. they make great gifts. loving this blog tour, thanks

  38. Linda E in AZ says:

    I don’t know what to tell you is needed next year because I am still (anxiously) waiting for my subscriptions to start….
    thanks for doing this blog tour!

  39. Nancysue says:

    What I’d like to see in 2013 is an article on social ettiquette in the social quilting world. Being a newbie, and not having been involved in online swaps, or sewing retreats, what are the “rules” of ettiquette that maybe aren’t given in swaps rules. Are there unwritten courtesies in the blogging world. This may not be directly quilting related, but indirectly it affects quilters and especially newbie quilters might be more apt to jump in on the fun, if there was more information. “this ain’t your grandma’s quiltin’ bee” :)

  40. Julie says:

    I’d like to see more mini quilts, also!

  41. Deb G. in VA says:

    I like miniatures and applique!

  42. Karen P says:

    I like seeing a couple of different colorways for quilts and the quilting motifs.

  43. Denise :) says:

    How about an “In Every Issue” feature that spotlights Doll or Mini quilts? I love to look at full-sized projects and work one very occasionally, but as a full time RVer, I tend to stick to smaller projects — table toppers, wall hangings, baby quilts and especially mini/doll quilts! Or perhaps you take one or two of the featured quilts and do a mini project from them. From what I’ve seen online in different Yahoo! groups and from blog hopping, I think LOTS of quilters who enjoy trying new blocks/techniques/looks really enjoy playing with downsized projects!

    I’m enjoying this hop and the showcased blocks (and their creators) very much!! :)

  44. Patricia Hersl says:

    I know exactly what I would like to see. Larger blocks, 16-20″. Wouldn’t that be something different?!!!

  45. Kathy says:

    I would like to see more on machine quilting designs. Maybe suggest a few different ways to quilt a pattern for different levels of experience.

  46. Dana says:

    My favorite quilts are pieced blocks that make a secondary pattern, so that’s what I’d like to see more of them. I love your magazine, so I’m not sure that you need to change anything.

  47. Nancy Currier says:

    I love it as it is!! Now that I just retired I would like to make a small piece – maybe one block- maybe even 14 or 16 inches for each holiday. I would do three, one for our house , our son’s house and our daughter’s house. So maybe a monthly holiday very small wall hanging series would be fun. Actually the series could incorporate the 100 Blocks Magazines! Just a thought.

  48. Denise says:

    I love anything Bonnie Hunter! She is so busy, but the more Bonnie, the better!

  49. Robbin says:

    I’d like to see more quilts made with pre-cuts. Thanks for the job you do. I enjoy your magazine!

  50. Janet Frank says:

    I agree…more mini quilts! Other than that..I love it!

  51. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    More minis!

  52. Lori S says:

    Your magazine is such a great resource. It is the first I recommend to new quilters. The patterns are great, but accessible quilting ideas are always appreciated. “quilt and bind as desired” is most frustrating to beginning quilters. Thanks for a great block hop!

  53. Lizzie says:

    I would like to see some fun info articles like choosing fabric, working with wools, what is heirloom quilting, color play, texture play– the kind of article that is stimulating for all levels of quilter!

  54. Cathy B. says:

    I so love this magazine. I think I have every issue. The magazine has continued to improve as the years go by. It is the only magazine I renew every year. Hugs

  55. Sue Bennett says:

    I would like to see quilts with more hand work.

  56. Patricia Faye says:

    I’d like to see more quilts for men & boys. They are often a challenge! and maybe more paper piecing. Love your magazine.

  57. Joyce says:

    So hard to think of any way for improvement. Maybe some more ideas for quilting designs or different color ways for the blocks. It is hard to think up ways to improve what is already great!

  58. Debbie Rhodes says:

    More baby quilts…. thank you for this blog experience…

  59. Yes, more smaller quilts. Thank you for the giveaway.

  60. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Hmm, nto sure what to add to the list to see next year, y’all keep my busy busy with all you supply already. :0)

  61. Becky S says:

    I love quilts using precuts and projects made with scraps.
    Thanks so much for the fun blog tour this week and all of the great giveaways!

  62. Linda Robinson says:

    I think your magazine is great the way it is now, wouldn’t change a thing

  63. Karlene says:

    While I love the magazine as is, would enjoy seeing the projects with additional color options.

  64. Diana M says:

    I am new to quilting (and by new, I’ve only been quilting for a month) and have just recently finished my first quilting project. I’m still learning the basics and have only seen/read one QM magazine so far. I think I’d like to see smaller, more manageable projects (like table runners, baby quilts, etc.) since the large projects still overwhelm me and I’m still trying to build up my confidence and skills.

  65. Sharon says:

    I think it works as it is – would change nothing.

  66. Sandi says:

    I think your magazine is the best one going. There is nothing I would change or want as there are quilts for all level of quilters, and sometimes mysteries, and new product testing. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine as I have purchased all the others.

  67. cynthia meredith says:

    I’ve subscribed to Quiltmaker for years, but my current favorite is Bonnie Hunter’s column. It’s the first thing I look at. So I truly seek new interpretations of scrappy traditional quilts. “Easy” and “quick” are turn-offs for me. We have such an abundance of beautiful fabrics available, I love to see them combined in multi-fabric quilts.

  68. Heather says:

    Sorry to put this here, but I couldn’t find another place to post this. I went to find out who the TWO winners were for the prize give-away from Nov 6. There was only ONE winner posted.

  69. Robyn Brown says:

    I like traditional patterns so more of that and I love Bonnie Hunter’s mysteries. So maybe another of those.

  70. Jocelyn says:

    I would like to see a little bit more traditional and scrap quilts, and not so much applique and paper piecing ;-)

  71. Dell says:

    I would like to see more doll quilt patterns.

  72. Dee says:

    Love the split decision block. And the batting scissors looks to be a great tool.

  73. Lucienne Schroepfer says:

    Lucky me– I began quilting and within a week I was introduced to your magazine. I like what you do. Especially helpful is how you show blocks made out of alternate color choices. Even more of this– maybe a couple of examples.

    Also I would love to see a constant section on how to finish unfinished blocks or or into smaller projects.

  74. Joanne L says:

    Back again today!! Loved all of the blocks yesterday, but Scott’s was AMAZING!!

    Thanks for the fun!

  75. craftytammie says:

    I’d love to see paper piecing and also fast quilts made from precuts!

  76. Kelly Cline says:

    Always love to see machine quilting. Just purchased an HQ Fusion, set up is tomorrow morning!!

  77. Bernie S says:

    I’d like to see quilts that can be made quickly. While I love to pour over some quilts for ever, sometimes I need a quick gift.

  78. Martina says:

    I would love to learn more about handquilting and tools and tipps which make quilting easier. I also enjoy to read about the process of designing a quilt and really love QM for its variety. Learned already a lot!

  79. Jamie says:

    I like the style and different blocks featured in you “100 block” magazine. I would say just keep getting great designers to contribute to it. In quiltmaker magazine I would like to see different colorways and articles that teach new techniques.

  80. Mary Jane Cardwell says:

    I like to work with miniature quilts/doll quilts and would love to see more of them in 2013.

  81. Donna says:

    Thank you for the offering all these wonderful things for the giveaways! This magazine is terrific – so many wonderful ideas and blocks!

  82. Becky Greene says:

    Your magazine is already fabulous, but you could throw some “modern” quilts in there. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

  83. Mary says:

    I agree with the lady who asked for seeing the same blocks/quilts in different colorways. I would add that seeing the same blocks in different “styles” of fabrics (e.g. one done in batiks, one in “modern” fabrics, one in stripes–if applicable–, etc.

  84. Jenn says:

    I like the variety it has. Some quilts that look intricate but have speedy construction methods would be good too.

  85. Leanne says:

    I’d love to see my own designs in your magazine…now I just have to buckle down and actually transfer those designs from my head to paper. Thanks for the fabulous blog tour. I’m having so much fun.

  86. Lisa Marie says:

    Quiltmaker is already one of my favorite magazines. To me, the most important thing I look for in a magazine is original patterns, not just old designs with new fabrics.

  87. Janet P. says:

    I love the magazine as is! There is always a variety of things to see and try.

  88. Joan says:

    I would like to see more quilts for men.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love your magazine. Would love to see more fat quarter quilts – the kind where you stack several FQs, cut them at the same time, then shuffle them around to mix the fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

  90. kaholly says:

    I appreciate the variety of skills and would want more of the same. There are many talented ladies (and men) out there who aren’t recognized designers that might have a unique block to contribute to an issue. Perhaps they could be given a chance to become ‘published’.

  91. Hueisei says:

    I’d love to see more stitchery or embroidery quilts :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  92. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    I like the facets!! Nice colors.

  93. Teresa says:

    There are so many wonderful designs out there and i’d like to see more on minature quilts. I don’t always want to make something big.

  94. Jackie Roisler says:

    Boy quilts, not baby boy style for he considers himself quite grownup at age 3.5 years ;)

  95. Gill says:

    I like to see different colourways of blocks/quilts! Changing the colour can make a huge difference!

  96. Annaleena says:

    I’m trying to improve my skills in machine quilting. So I would like to see articles showing a quilt and two different quilting styles (easy overall and nice heirloom style quilting).

  97. Anita says:

    I would like to see quilts designed by European designers.

  98. wordygirl says:

    Like Sandie, I’d like to see more mini quilts. I’d also like to see more articles focusing on people in the quilting community, including bloggers.

  99. That is a tough question because I do love what you already have in QM! I do love seeing mini quilts sometimes. ;-) Thanks for the chance!

  100. Karen says:

    I’m going to say more of the same and the reason is, I am brand new to quilting and have never seen an issue of Quiltmaker however, from what I’ve seen so far this week whatever you’ve been doing seems to be working.

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