Blocks: We’re Giving Them Away

When we publish a new volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, the designers actually make a real quilt block and send it to us.

QMMS 120024 BAKER L Blocks: Were Giving Them Away

Pecking Order by Laurie Baker from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6

We use them to draft and write the block patterns.


QMMS 120024 BROWN MJ Blocks: Were Giving Them Away

Roly Poly Owl by Mary Lane Brown from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6

We press them and photograph them.


QMMS 120024 GENTRY Blocks: Were Giving Them Away

Sawtooth Log Cabin by Kay Gentry from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6

They live for a few months in big boxes in our offices.


QMMS 120024 ULLERY Blocks: Were Giving Them Away

Fall Frolic by Margie Ullery from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6

But what happens once the issue is published and we’re finished with the blocks?


This is where you come in! We always have a contest and we give the blocks to winning readers just like you. This time around our contest is a little different. We think you’ll love it!

Write a haiku using Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks as your inspiration

A haiku is a three-line poem where each line has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 has five syllables, line 2 has seven, and line 3 again has five syllables.

QMMS 120024 COVER 200 shadow3 Blocks: Were Giving Them AwayFocus on Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6 in your poem—the entire issue or just one design. As long as the topic relates to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in some way, it qualifies for this contest.

Here are some examples:

What a happy day…
100 Blocks hits the stands,
Oh page-turning bliss!
—Denise, a real contestant

six hundred fine blocks
I sew patches together
my creative quilt
—June Dudley, QM Editor-in-Chief

middle of the night
ideas assault my mind
keeping me awake
—Diane Harris, QM Interactive Editor

QMMS 120024 NOWNE Blocks: Were Giving Them Away

Zen Garden by Laura Nownes from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6


More Details

Submissions accepted now through Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:59 MST. Entry form at

One person may submit up to 10 haiku.

There will be a round of public voting from Jan. 8, 2013 at 2 pm MST to Jan. 13, 2013, ending at 11:59 pm MST. Each person may vote up to 10 times daily. The top 100 haiku will move on as finalists. In the event one author has more than one poem in the top 100, only her top haiku will advance. In the event of a tie, QM staff will make final selections.

QM will select winners to be announced Jan. 14, 2013. The top 10 haiku authors will win 10 quilt blocks each from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6.

See the current entries! (click on the “View Entries” tab)




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:
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34 Responses to Blocks: We’re Giving Them Away

  1. Carmen says:

    I am inspired
    and hope to recreate soon
    all Quiltmaker blocks

  2. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Pecking Order pecks
    a multiprinted design
    in Quiltmakers hearts.

  3. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Roly Poly Owl
    centered in the new block
    studies Quiltmakers.

  4. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Volume number six
    Quiltmakers traditional
    to modern blocks rock.

  5. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Sorry, on entry number 25, by me it should have read as follows:

    Modern Tradition
    One Hundred Blocks set to go

  6. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Running tan puppy
    amid background of boy blue,
    Quiltmakers love you.

  7. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Red limb bird singing
    about Quiltmakers volume
    of one hundred blocks.

  8. Lauralee Hensley says:

    From little acorn
    quiltmaker grew block design
    publishing divine.

  9. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Tweeting yellow bird
    on the colorful scarecrow arm
    knows no design harm.

  10. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Modern tradition
    one hundred blocks to go

  11. NiCaam says:

    For my girl purples
    For my son Spiderman’s webs
    How I love sweepstakes!

  12. Sharon Hughson says:

    I’d make the asterisk quilt out of scraps and brights! Hope I win, I love that quilt.

  13. Lorna D in KZN says:

    Have I got a chance
    to win this awesome block prize
    to enjoy and sew

  14. Lorna D in KZN says:

    Dreams come true
    100 Blocks to me from you
    oh how happy would I be

  15. Deborah Greene says:

    Different colored fabrics,
    Flying, soaring, sewing,
    A colorful quilt that is all mine.

  16. Karrie Smith says:

    Roly Poly Owl:
    100 blocks Volume 6!!!
    Soon to be my quilt!

  17. Rebecca Vivanco says:

    Oh, I’d love to win!
    I promise to put them to use.
    I’d make others happy too!

  18. Virginia Pflum says:

    I love all the wonder quilts

  19. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Fall Frolic Pumpkins
    amid vines north, south, east, west,
    little ones love best.

  20. Lynn says:

    Colored blocks bring joy
    Each has pattern and beauty

  21. Karon Wurst says:

    Happy I am to see
    All the beautiful quilts from Quiltmaker
    I hope I win them

  22. Rickie Long says:

    One hundred to see:
    Bold fabrics patterns and shapes.
    Inspiration now!

  23. Deb Ash says:

    So many quilt blocks
    waiting to be a top
    Oh what fun to piece!

  24. Rickie Long says:

    Designers create!
    Give lovely arcs and angles -
    Mine to sew and make

  25. Susanna Silagi-Juarez says:

    the leaves have fallen
    many hues in a pattern
    duvet upon our beds

    This one I thought should be called the “quilt for the flowers”….

  26. Susanna Silagi-Juarez says:

    So many colors
    Playing in sewn angled shapes
    Soft warm pleasant dream

    This is what quilts mean to me…….I hope you like this

  27. gina munsie says:

    The book arrives; bliss
    Open, read, dream, play, create
    Warm, comfort, peace, joy

    I wish this was open to Canadians!

  28. Traditional and
    modern all in one book; what
    quilting bliss and joy!

  29. Maria Kievit says:

    Blocks galore in book
    want it now, need it always
    many different ones!

  30. patsy pearl says:

    prints and solids
    baskets of colorful pieces
    my dreams have come true

  31. Leo104 says:

    Cutting and piecing
    Making quilts for my loved ones
    Sharing the beauty

  32. tanya says:

    prints and solids,
    patchwork and aplique,
    dreams do come true.

  33. Val says:

    A masterpiece quilt
    or a quick and easy gift
    I would make them both!

  34. Michelle Olson says:

    I buy the book now.
    Would donate to a quilt guild.
    More gorgeous quilts made!

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