Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

We had such a good time last week in Portland during Quiltmaker‘s Block Party. We partnered with a number of industry leaders who provided support and giveaways for those attending. We’re really grateful to all of them. Below are the quilty goods donated for welcome bags, decorations and prizes.

Andover 300x198 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Andover Fabrics sent (what else!) fabric that we used to create centerpieces. After dinner, the fabric was given to winners at each table. One of our keynote speakers was Jo Morton, who designs fabric for Andover using her collection of antique and vintage prints.

All161 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Jo Morton fat quarters provided by Andover Fabrics


Free Spirit Digitized Logo 300x82 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

FreeSpirit contributed beautiful fat quarters for the welcome bags.

FreesprititMulti Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Fat quarters from FreeSpirit


73 gammill logo 300x133 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Gammill sent pens (they write in lime green ink!) and longarm pins—so now everyone who was at Block Party “owns” a longarm!

Gammill Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Pens and pins from Gammill


HQ Logo black 300x199 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Handi Quilter sent scissors and “zingers” which are little holders with a retractable cable to keep the scissors handy.

HandiQ Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Zinger and scissors from Handi Quilter


hoffman fabrics logo.jpg 550x0 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Hoffman California Fabrics sent fat quarter bundles featuring Bali Handpaints.

Hoffman Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Bali Handpaint fat quarters from Hoffman California Fabrics



Martingale Logo Combo Color 300x73 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Everyone attending got a book donated by Martingale with a Quiltmaker connection: 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine is a great resource for any quilter. Carmen looks pretty happy with her book, doesn’t she?!

Martingale2 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine provided by Martingale


modaLogo Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Moda Fabrics sent charm packs for everyone. This is Field Notes by Blackbird Designs.

Moda Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Field Notes Mini Charms from Moda

northcott logo 300x224 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Northcott sent fat quarters and measuring tapes for each welcome bag.

Northcott Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Stonehenge fat-quarter and retractable measuring tape from Northcott


redrooster 125 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Tokyo swatch packs for everyone were donated by Red Rooster Fabrics.

RedRooster Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

4" x 4" Tokyo swatch pack from Red Rooster Fabrics

And since fabric designer Gudrun Erla was teaching for QM, Red Rooster Fabrics also sent loads of her newest fabric line “Nordic Visions.” The fabric greatly enhanced the tabletops at dinner and was then given to winners to take home.

IMAG0687 1 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Nordic Visions by Gudrun Erla fabric provided by Red Rooster Fabrics


ReliableLogo 300x73 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Reliable provided irons for each classroom. At the end of the event, the brand-new Sensor Velocity irons were given to winners who took them home.

ReliableWinners Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Four of eight Reliable iron winners and June Dudley, QM's editor-in-chief.



RobertKaufman 250 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Robert Kaufman Fabrics donated charm square packs for everyone in attendance.

Kaufman Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Charm Square packs from Robert Kaufman.



rowan 300x113 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway! Rowan/Westminster Fibers sent Kaffe Fassett’s Classics fat quarter bundles.

Rowan Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Kaffe Fassett fat quarter bundles from Rowan

ty pennington impressions Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

And Ty Pennington “impressions” fabric bundles, too.

TyPennington2 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Very happy quilters with Ty Pennington Impressions fat quarter bundles from Westminster.



Timeless Logo 300x144 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Timeless Treasures topped it all off with a pattern for everyone called Tonga Sugar.

Timeless Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Tonga Sugar pattern from Timeless Treasures


The Block Party sponsors were incredibly generous and it made the event more fun for all who were there. Once again, a big thank you to the industry leaders who partnered with Quiltmaker. We hope all our readers will patronize them regularly.


EventBook 3 Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

All the great Partners and Sponsors of Block Party 2013

bag Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

Welcome bags featured many prominent logos and were a great way to tote around the quilty goods.

Giveaway! We had a few extra welcome bags and we’d like to give them to Quilty Pleasures readers who were not at either Block Party (Williamsburg or Portland). Leave a comment below by midnight Sunday, March 31 and we’ll choose random winners on Monday, April 1 and post them here. Good luck!

Our winners are: Cecilia (#699) and Rose (#594)! Thank you to everyone who commented!


About Shayla

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. I have been making quilts since I was six and now have my own pattern design company, Sassafras Lane Designs. Outside of sewing I enjoy photography, spending time with my family, traveling the world and playing with my 3 dogs.
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1,036 Responses to Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

  1. Mary says:

    So wishing to be there! What fun! I’m a new quilter, missed Williamsburg last year and now Portland. Maybe next year!?

  2. Kathy Reid says:

    What a great party!! Will plan to attend a block party in the future! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Barb says:

    Beautiful block party goodies! Enjoying these items would be a wonderful treat and blessing. It looks like attending a block party would be so much fun! How awesome to allow one of us to share in the joy.

  4. Karla Caldwell says:

    What a wonderful party!! Wish I could’ve been there, too! Thanks for offering a chance at such a gracious goody bag! :-)

  5. dianna eickhorn says:

    wow! what a great giveaway indeed!

    y’all are the best. love all your products.

  6. Cathy says:

    Wow, this is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs

  7. Connie Martin says:

    I love the Magazine and would love to win. Jo Morton said she loves the iron and told us about this contest. Thank you for the chance.

  8. Patricia Matula says:

    I hope you come to Chicago some day!

  9. Marilynn Kleinknight says:

    I would love to win a goody bag. I love quilting & just found your site via Jo Morton.

  10. Terri says:

    I would love a chance to win. Thank you for the opportunity!

  11. Barbara Geiger says:

    Just found your blog. Looks like a fun event!

  12. Margaret Dugaw says:

    I was only able to do a one day class, but had a great time at my class. Showed my quilt group how great the giveaway bag was.

  13. Tracy Borup says:

    Wow! What a wonderful time it sounds like everyone had! Wish I could have gone!

  14. Paula Abay says:

    How fun this must have been. Wish I could have joined y’all.

  15. What a fantastic looking event! It must have been great being in Portland. Big change from any events held in the San Antonio area. I am looking forward to seeing the new fabric lines.

  16. Linda Frihart says:

    Your offer is fantastic. Would love to see all the treasures and will be heading to a quilt shop or on line to fine the beautiful fabrics and the iron — Reliable. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  17. Carleen says:

    Enjoyed the photos…..what a fun event! Thanks for the opportunity to win a goody bag!

  18. Darlene Crosby says:

    wow! I would love to attend this party in the future! I am new to quilting, working on my 4th, and LOVE it!

  19. Marie Chat says:

    I loved reading through the donations from the sponsors! I almost felt like I was there ~ such great pictures. So to perhaps have an opportunity to win a welcome bag would be splendiforous! A block party sounds like so much fun. Would love to be a part of one someday. Thanks so much.

  20. Marcia says:

    Lovely gifts and prizes for Block Party! Distance and cost prohibit this Ohio quilter from attending. Fun to read about it here and on Bonnie Hunter’s blog.

  21. Would love to attend a block party but haven’t been able to as of yet. A iron that doesn’t leak or spit would be a welcome addition to my sewing room.

  22. Rose says:

    Wow! Now those are goodie bags. I’d love to win anything out of them. I was just drooling over that Reliable iron. That’s going on my wishlist for sure. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Sure would love to win some of that great fabric! Thanks for giving us this opportunity!

  24. Rita Schiavone says:

    WOW! These goodies are absolutely AMAZING! What an awesome goody bag! I would love to win one of them. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  25. Gloria G says:

    WOW is all I can say! One lucky winner will be sooooooo happy…hope it’s me!

  26. Ann L. says:

    Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win.
    Ann L. in PA

  27. Deb says:

    I just discovered Quiltmaker a couple of months ago. Great magazine and website!

  28. Pam Pifer says:

    I am just outside Seattle, so the Portland event was not too far for me. Alas, earning a living seems to get in the way sometimes – maybe next year for me. Sounds like great fun for everyone who was there!

  29. Florine Meredith says:

    I’m amazed at all the wonderful goodies. I just wish you were closer and I could be there too

  30. Karen says:

    Amazing givaway. I would have loved to have been part of such a party but live in Manitoba where we still have plenty of snow and busy working on the farm. Thanks for the chance.

  31. Deb R says:

    I would love to be able to go to the next BLOCK PARTY. Great give away!!!

  32. Liz Teaff says:

    Oh! that looks like everyone had a great time. I too am going to add going to a block party to my bucket list. I hope you’ll have one in Savannah, GA area.

  33. Sonya says:

    Oooh! I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance :)

  34. Lisa says:

    What fabulous, generous prizes. One thing about the quilting industry that I love is the inspiration that comes from every direction. I would love to have been part of such an inspiring party.

  35. Mary Ann Jones says:

    The weekend sounds as though it was fabulous! Although I had every intention of attending, it just wasn’t to be. Quiltmaker does a great job organizing get-aways. I certainly enjoyed the cruise to Alaska with Quiltmaker about 3 years ago.

  36. Oh my goodness! The Block Party swag bag is better than the one they hand out to the stars at the Oscars!!

  37. Beth B says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to attend a Block Party.

  38. Emily C says:

    Wow! That is a lot of goodies! Would love to have attended. Best of luck to the winner. =)

  39. Carol Y. in Massachusetts says:

    I LOVED the ideas for using fabrics to decorate the dinner tables, very creative. In the pictures everyone was smiling and enjoying themselves at ‘The Block Party’; guess I’ll have to plan on attending in the future.

    Thank you to all of the very generous sponsers for their donations for the ‘Block Party’. Also, thank you for the extra or leftover donations that we can have a chance to win.

  40. Lucy D. says:

    OH, how I would love to win. I’ve never been, but sure would LOVE to get to go to a blockparty…in IN.

  41. Kim says:

    Looks like a great event! Ever want to come to Eastern Wisconsin? LOTS of quilters in this part of the state! Would be fun to attend one!
    Thank-you for the giveaway!

  42. Glenda R says:

    Great giveaway! Would love to win. Love Jo Morton and Bonnie Hunter books and quilts.

  43. Jane says:

    Wow, what a wonderful time ya’ll had. Wish it could have been closer to us. Maybe sometime soon it will be. Come visit the sun shine state!

  44. Helen B says:

    Enter me please. Thanks for the giveaways.

  45. Lyn in San Antonio, Tx says:

    Wow, what a treat it would be to win this giveaway! (fingers crossed…)

  46. Deborah W says:

    Looks like a wonderful event with many lovely gifts and lots of inspiration!

  47. Tammy Lyons says:

    I am a reader and lover of your magazines. I also happily follow your blog via bloglovin…And I love it. I would love to win. I have never been able to afford too go to a quilt show or event. But I love to read on the blogs and quilt sites about all the fun and new things and events that happen out their. And of course I love fabric too…It is just amazeing to see all these wonderful fabrics that are out their now adays. Who would have known 20 years ago that fabric would evolve into such a huge market and appeal to everyone regardless of taste and costs. I live precariously through all of you. I am hopeing one day to be able to make it to one of these events. Thank you for for the oppourtunity to enter your giveaway. Happy Easter to all.

  48. Sue Charney says:

    Looks like a great time and what great goody bags! Please come to the East coast soon! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these great bags!

  49. Janeen Sharpe says:

    Love my Andover fabrics.

  50. Susan Callaway says:

    Oh my goodness! What fabulous giveaways. I had no idea what wonderful things sponsors included in gift bags. I know someone who went to Portland. Wish I had been there! What a lot of work for those in charge of organizing such an event … GOLD STARS!

  51. Karen says:

    Wow, I have heard everyone had a wonderful time and now I see several reasons why! Come to the east coast!

  52. Denise says:

    Very Nice Goodie Bag !!! Thank You For The Chance To Win!!!

  53. Sheila S says:

    Wow! What wonderful sponsers you had. I was really impressed on how you incorporated so many of the give-a-ways into beautiful, stunning decorations. Your people are so-o-o-o creative! Thank you for the chance to win. :-)

  54. Kathy Milauskas says:

    This sounds like such a wonderful time!!! Hope it comes to the Midwest soon!

  55. Annette Ashbach says:

    How generous! Quilters really are the most generous people I know!

  56. Chhrstine Huggins says:

    This sounds like a blast… hope u have one in Iowa!

  57. Linda H says:

    Attending this event would have been “gift” enough but since it’s still on my “bucket list” please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks for sharing ….

  58. Kathy says:

    Looks like everyone had a wonderful time…..I wish I could have attended!

  59. Susan says:

    This event was indeed a party. I am sorry I missed it but am glad to have a chance to win a goodie!!

  60. valerie says:

    What an awesome giveaway!!!! I could not attend the event but only heard extremely positive feedback !!! Maybe one day…Thank you for sharing the goodies! I would love to win!

  61. Edie says:

    Oh my, the fun you must have had, Wish I could have been there. I would love to win one of the good bags offered to people who could not attend the workshops. Thanks for the opportunity.

  62. Connie Likens says:

    I would love to have a bag!!! What wonderful goodies that were given away!!! Pick me!!!

  63. Sharon Watt says:

    WOW! The goodie bag contents were/are fantastic. Really,really wish I could have been there too. Living here in Africa I can only just dream about such a treat.

  64. Debbie Rhodes says:

    A internet buddy of mine attended and had glowing reports on the fun she had there… being in a smaller town in the middle of the country don’t imagine anything so fun will come my way.. but this would be fun to win…. thanks for the chance

  65. Laura says:

    It certainly looks like a good time was had by all! Generous sponsors, great teachers, and lovely amenities equal one fantastic workshop.

  66. Carol W says:

    What a treat the Block Party must have been for those able to attend!

  67. mrsmoore says:

    The Block Party sounds like a fabulously successful event. Wish I could have been there!

  68. Lisa P says:

    Whaat an awesome treasure bag!

  69. Sharon says:

    What lovely goodies! I’ve added a few more companies to my quilting interest list.

  70. marjorie says:

    Wow, that is some swag!! Your sponsors are some of the best names in the industry. Thanks for the opportunity to submit our names to receive swag, too!!

  71. E. Engman says:

    Looks like everyone had a lot of fun and learned a lot as well. Maybe, next time,

  72. robin dunne says:

    How fun, wish i could have been there

  73. Cathryn H says:

    Wow! You folks who attended sure had a fun time. All those goodies and fun time too – wish I could have gotten the time to go. Oh, well, I’ll just remember the next time to plan better.

  74. Frances says:

    Looks like block party fun. Would love to win the leftovers.

  75. Joyce P says:

    Looks like a great time! Lots if things to see & learn! Wish I could have been there! Thanks for thinking if those who could not make it!

  76. Pati Cook says:

    I so wish I could have attended BlockParty. It looks like it was a wonderful, fun time.
    Maybe next time.

  77. LOL – I am not surprised there are already 923 comments before me for one of those quilty bags. What generosity!! Sorry I missed it – just couldn’t get away. But thanks for the chance!

  78. Diana says:

    I would love to win some of your goodies!

  79. Michele Hayden says:

    I would have loved to attend, but winning is the next best thing. The fabrics and goodies are spectacular, and I hope my name is chosen!

  80. Dee Gordon says:

    What generous sponsors! Thanks for giving us all this awesome opportunity…amazing how many of us can be put in a good mood purely by fabric!! :)

  81. Kathleen H says:

    what a generous giveaway from you and the many sponsors!

  82. Renita Ball says:

    Would love to attend all of the quilting shows. Just have to attend through your comments and photos. Thanks.

  83. Diantha Howard says:

    I wish I could have attended – it looked like so much fun! I’d love the chance to win one of the giveaways!

  84. Lindsay Mattison says:

    OH how I would LOVE to attend a Block Party… but this is the next best thing! What FABulous bags y’all gave out … THANKS for the chance to win :_)

  85. Allison Dempsey says:

    This looked like so much fun! Now, I really want to go to a block party.

  86. Marva Daley says:

    Looks like I missed the “Block Party of the Year”. What fun for everyone lucky enough to be there. The sponsors were very generous with the “goodie bags”.

  87. Susan Burns says:

    I would love to go to a Block Party. Will you be having one in Indiana any time? Kokomo or Lafayette would be especially nice for me. I have used many of your sponsors items over the last few years. Love receiving and reading QM.

  88. Gale says:

    Oh my, what amazing sponsors and giveaways. One of these years I will make it to a Block Party. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies.

  89. Debbie Buchanan says:

    I would love to go to a Block Party. I bet that everyone that attended had the best time and saw the most awesome quilts.

  90. Liz says:

    I really, really wanna go to a block party! That looks awesome!!!

  91. Lisa Shenk says:

    I bet all the attendees were super excited! Who wouldn’t be by all the wonderful contributions!

  92. Deb says:

    I would’ve like to attend the block party, just didn’t happen. Maybe next time! Would
    love to win any of the GREAT PRIZE. Awesome center piece. I’m using idea for an event.

  93. Carolyn says:

    What an event this must have been, the gift bags sound wonderful!

  94. Julie B says:

    I would love to win one of the goodie bags. Lots of great sponsers and gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  95. BabyNana says:

    Wish I could have been there.

  96. Amelia says:

    I would love to have attended this party but live in Southeast Georgia so a little to far to travel but would love to have one of the goodie bags. I have not been quilting very long so I am building my stash little by little.

  97. Mary ONeil says:

    What luscious looking fabrics. Some look like ice cream, good enough to eat. I also found my favorite guy, Ty Pennington. So excited!

  98. Kiska says:

    Oh what a wonderful time it looks like everyone had! Wish I could have gone and what nice gifts that were given also! What a joy it would be to receive a gift bag of them! :)

  99. SEAPUPP says:

    seapupp loves LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES QUILTMAKER and wishes I could have been there. Would love to have a souvenir goodie bag. Glad all of you had a good time.

  100. Angela Fisk says:

    Wish I could have been at one of the block parties. I have little ones here that needed me though. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to win one of these goodies bags and be able to experience a little bit of the fun anyway!! :)

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