This is the final week of Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas. I’m glad you’re here!
The folks at Martingale have outdone themselves with beautiful calendars for 2013. We’ll pass them along to you as a giveaway below.
Kim Diehl’s Simply Beautiful Quilts 2013 Calendar features quilts from her popular Simple series of books. The quilts are featured in cozy setup shots with antiques and seasonal items. Just a whole lot of fun to look at!
Get a lot of bang for your buck with That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2013. Complete instructions for making each of a dozen favorite designs from the likes of Nancy Mahoney, Carrie Nelson, Kim Brackett and Amy Ellis. Each monthly image is a flat shot of the quilt and styles range from traditional to contemporary. Remember: you get a pattern for each and every quilt!
Seriously special quilts are the focus of Award-Winning Quilts 2013 Calendar. This one features quilts from the International Quilt Association, producers of International Quilt Festival and International Quilt Market. Each featured quilt won an award at one of IQA’s several shows around the country. These are the kind that take quilting to a whole new level.
Three equally gorgeous calendars arrived recently from Landauer Publishing. First there’s Quilts from a Painter’s Art 2013 Calendar. Watercolorist Diane Phalen is best known for her popular American quilt series—a vibrant collection of paintings featuring the flowers, cottages, barns, country stores and Amish of rural Pennsylvania.
Lynette Jensen’s Thimbleberries 2013 calendar features a collection of beautiful photographs showcasing quilts selected from her most popular books. Thimbleberries fans will enjoy the beauty of Lynette’s designs set in lush natural surroundings and cozy cottages.
Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has put together a calendar to make you look forward to each new month. Gorgeous photos from her book Scrappy Firework Quilts are showcased all year long. Edyta’s beautiful batik fabrics highlight every page.
Four of these calendars are up for giveaway! Leave a comment below before midnight Tuesday, Dec. 18 for your chance to win one calendar. There will be four different winners. In the comment, tell us one quilt-related goal you have for 2013. We’ll choose winners and announce them here. It’s been so much fun to see what goals you have for 2013—and it will help us think about what kinds of things you might like to see in Quiltmaker. Thank you for sharing them with us. The giveaway winners are Mary-Frances #30, Christy #152, Denise #177 and Diane #68. Each has been notified.