QM Rocks the Blocks: Giveaways!

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Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’13 edition officially appears today at quilt shops and newsstands. It’s the one where

QM Rocks the Blocks!

Get it locally if you can. If that’s not possible, you’ll find it at our shop site, quiltandsewshop.com.

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19 Creative Quilts…

…all beginning with blocks published in the first seven volumes of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

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

For example, Sawtooth Log Cabin by Kay Gentry was Block #574 from Volume 6. It became…


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Marine Dream was designed by Denise Starck. Fabric: Charlotte Spa by Timeless Treasures.

Marine Dream when QM Graphic Designer Denise Starck arranged multiple blocks and extended block elements into the border to create a stunning diagonal design. The sea-worthy fabrics are Charlotte Spa by Timeless Treasures.


QM CAFFREY 300x300 QM Rocks the Blocks: Giveaways!Maybe you’re looking for a great guy quilt. The block above might not seem very manly, but look how Happy-Go-Lucky, Block #263 from Volume 3, turned up as a reinvented version of itself…


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Lucky Stars was designed by Debbie Caffrey and made by Hatty Brown. Fabric: Belle Notte by Red Rooster Fabrics.

…in Lucky Stars. What fellow wouldn’t love it?! The fabrics are Belle Notte by Red Rooster Fabrics.



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Indian Cabins, Block #582 from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6, by Wayne Kollinger

We don’t have many male designers but Wayne Kollinger created Indian Cabins, Block #582 for Volume 6.


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Trail Mix, designed and made by Wayne Kollinger; fabrics from Troy Riverwoods Collection.

Wayne changed the value placement and then rotated differently-colored blocks for this intriguing design we called Trail Mix. Hardly recognizable, in a good way! Find these fabrics at Troy Riverwoods Collection.


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Mini Pod by Emily Cier, Block #157 from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 2

We knew that some of you would be looking for a cute, quick, easy baby quilt. We used Mini Pod by Emily Cier, Block #157 from Volume 2…



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Child's Play in fabrics from Dear Stella

…and made it a border around a charming novelty print. We named it Child’s Play. I’ve already pulled several prints that I know will make perfect centers for this design. The fabrics are from Dear Stella.


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Two Dresses by Charise Randell from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 6; Block #527

And if Two Dresses wasn’t cute enough on its own…


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My Sewing Room designed and made by Charise Randell, shown in Glamping fabrics by Mary Jane Butter and Bella Solids, all from Moda Fabrics.

…now it’s a whole sewing-themed wall hanging called My Sewing Room. Charise Randell designed the block and the wall hanging, which is shown in Glamping fabrics by Mary Jane Butters and Bella Solids, all by Moda Fabrics.


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Kaleidoscope Stars was designed by Sheri Diesburg, Dawn Koltz and Ann Marceca. Made by Kim Waite. Shown in Sumatra fabrics from Blank Quilting.

If you love paper foundation piecing, or would like to learn how to do it, maybe Kaleidoscope Stars will tickle your fancy. Shown in Sumatra fabrics from Blank Quilting.

It started with this square block called Icicle Star, Block #416 from Volume 5.

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Icicle Star by Sheri Diesburg, Dawn Koltz and Ann Marceca, Block #416 from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 5

The block was elongated and recolored to take this wall quilt in a new direction.

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Spring Snowflake by Kathy K. Wylie, Block #10 from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 1

And in the spirit of spring, just one more quilt. Kathy K. Wylie took Spring Snowflake, Block #10 from Volume 1…


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Snow Blossoms was designed by Kathy K. Wylie and made by Peg Spradlin in Love and Liberty fabrics by Robyn Pandolph and Cotton Supreme Solids, all from RJR Fabrics.

…and created Snow Blossoms. Does it get any prettier?! The fabrics are by Robyn Pandolph for RJR Fabrics and some of RJR’s Supreme Cotton Solids.

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These quilts are just the tip of the iceberg. This issue is jam-packed full of creative inspiration. Nineteen projects will keep you sewing all spring, well into summer and beyond.

And now for the giveaway! For your chance to win one of 25 copies of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’13 edition, answer this question by leaving a comment on this post before midnight, Friday, March 8: What’s your favorite quilting technique? Is it piecing, applique, the actual hand or machine quilting, paper foundation piecing, or something else altogether? We’ll choose 25 winners (yes, that’s 25!) and notify them by email. Each gets a copy of this issue.

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You could win one of 25 giveaway copies!
Buy a print version of this issue.
Buy a digital version of this issue.
The lucky winners of the 25 complimentary Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring’13 issues are:
MaryAnn (#178), Aimee Fletcher (#1019), Linda Walker (#146), Joni Wright (#895), Darlene MacDonald (#677), Patricia Faye (#917), Jennifer (#773), DianeH (#962), Sharon (#1), Cindi Blair (#817), Cheryl B. (#79), Gayle (#731), Ellen (#999), Rhonda Best (#1036), Julia (#1008), Jerry Church (#553), Patti Laird (#211), Chris R. (#359), Cathy Koester (#218), Rina Mason (#120), Marsha Black (#220), Marce Hall (# 1026), Elaine (#1041), Charleen (#1006) and Connie Wood (#704).

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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1,062 Responses to QM Rocks the Blocks: Giveaways!

  1. Darla Zimmer says:

    I like piecing best, both by machine and hand. Second favorite is machine applique.

  2. Ellen says:

    My favorite is machine embroidery with piecing and machine quilting.

  3. Tammy Hempel says:

    I really enjoy paper piecing and hand sewing the blocks. I find this relaxing and quite enjoyable. I do not like paper piecing using a sewing machine. I always seem to get it wrong and have to take at least one seam out.

  4. Rachel Bates says:

    My favorite quilting technique is to make half-square triangles by the two squares method.

  5. Faye says:

    I love to do PP, downsize patterns & making patterns into mini’s-than assemble a 54×70 quilt…….a challenge, but such fun

  6. Kim F says:

    I love the traditional piecing and want to try paper and applique. I just love quiltiing period! It is so relaxing! Thank you for the chance to win!

  7. Jenaiah says:

    I just took a class on machine applique and now I am super excited about that. I have so many patterns waiting for me to try out my new techniques.


  8. Carol LaBella says:

    Since I was forced to retire, I have been trying to gather supplies to get back to quilting. I also now have three grand babies and I’m starting small making them crib quilts. My favorite part of quilting is actually piecing as I feel I’m working on a puzzle and love when the pieces just fall into place. I am attempting to learn how to machine quilt more than just echo or stitch in the ditch. No quilt shops around and no one to quilt them for me so I am forced to do small projects that I can quilt myself. Just can’t get the knack of hand quilting so I’m forced to use my old (50 year old) Singer. Thanks for the change to win.

  9. Sandy Curtis says:

    I enjoy traditional pieced quilts, but when I am sitting watching TV, I like to hand applique blocks, so I usually have two quilts going at a time. I haven’t done much paper piecing, but it makes a nice change. Thinking about using some of my counted cross stitch to make some blocks.

  10. Mrs. H says:

    Hand embroidering is my favorite technique. That includes applique and embroidering a pattern for a block.

  11. elizabeth sampson says:

    I lov to design my own unique quilts so i do a lot of applique work & embellishing.

  12. Sundar Koyal says:

    I am an advanced beginner. I have found that lately, things i said i would never do because it just seemed so complicated, are things that i am very interested in now. Such as free-motion quilting, and paper-piecing. I have really branched out these past few months so that i can expand my techniques and the patterns that i choose. So for me, i would have to say FMQ and paper-piecing are my new favorite techniques.

  13. Anneke Smit says:

    I like (paper) piecing. But the cutting technique, when it is a surprise what will happen after cutting and sewing together in a different way, is also a favourite thing.
    After making the top, I do not like the actual quilting, but as it is the “finishing touch” of a quilt I usually force myself to make the quilting (always by hand) special and nice!

  14. Crystal Mills says:

    Im a very tactile person so i like handwork the best. Needle turn appliue.

  15. Dee F. says:

    To me, hand quilting is therapy for my mind; when I am hand quilting, I find myself relaxing and calming. Combine that with listening to a favorite audiobook and I am happy.

  16. Erin says:

    This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  17. Judy says:

    My favorite technique is machine piecing. I like foundation piecing, on paper and muslin, machine applique and even the hand stitching of the binding to complete a quilt.
    I absolutely love the 100 Blocks series! Thank you for this opportunity to win Quilts from 100 Blocks!

  18. Janet says:

    I love the actual quilting of the quilt. I love to try new quilting designs. I have an HQ16 sit down machine and I’m having a blast. This magazine would be such a treasure to have. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  19. Maryam Hassan says:

    gee whiz….I should have previewed that post…put one too many “favorites” in there lol sorry about that!

  20. Maryam Hassan says:

    I would have to say my favorite is traditional piecing by machine is my favorite technique but paper foundation piecing is a close second!

  21. cindy vinzant says:

    i love machine piecing

  22. Sandra Beck says:

    I enjoy machine piecing.Some hand..Such a peaceful feeling takes you to another place and time…You create a one of a kind gift for those you love….Thanks for the chance …

  23. Stephanie says:

    I enjoy machine piecing. Applique is second favorite.

  24. Carolyn Mills says:

    I like appliqué the best. I would like to try paper piecing next.

  25. I would be delighted to win a copy of your magazine. Piecing is my favorite part of quilting.

  26. Pat S. says:

    I enjoy machine piecing the most. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Mildred McAfee says:

    I love all aspects of quilting.

  28. Susan says:

    I love to do traditional pieceing by machine. But this year I am thinking about taking a class in hand pieceing, enjoy learning new techniques.

  29. Sandy Call says:

    I have to admit that I enjoy most all techniques although applique is at the botom of my list. I’ve enjoyed traditional piecing by hand as well as by machine, foundation piecing and the quilting, of course.

  30. Mary Card says:

    I love piecing quilt blocks, but I want to try them all, so I am always learning what is new in quilting

  31. Susan Herke says:

    Paper piecing! Love it!

  32. Susie says:

    I am new to quilting and have not done enough to have a favorite technique. I do love the planning and selecting the colors. It is fascinating how chosing different tones and patterns can change the look of the design

  33. Heather says:

    I think piecing is my favorite part of quilting – but it is all part of a process. I really like laying out the fabrics to come up with a plan.
    The quilts featured in this edition look wonderful!

  34. Kathy says:

    I’m just learning, but I love paper foundation piecing. The sharp points and precision of each finished block fascinate me.

  35. Cathy says:

    My favorite is hand applique. I find it relaxing. I also love to hand quilt my projects. Thanks for a great giveaway. Quiltmaker Rocks!!! Hugs

  36. Penny Huffman says:

    I enjoy piecing the most!

  37. Bonnie says:

    Paper piecing is my favorite technique.

  38. I am very into paper piecing but making blocks with HST are my favorite. You can make a lot of cool blocks with HSTs. I would love to win this book.

  39. DianeH says:

    I love the look of stippling on a quilt and I am currently working very hard to perfect my technique.

  40. shelly s. says:

    I love machine applique for making wallhangings and other home dec projects.

  41. connie says:

    I love all the techniques. By pushing myself to try new things you can only increase your knowledge and fun in quilting. Some you like, some you don’t, but if you don’t try, how do you know.

  42. Roberta Turpen says:

    I Love to piece and

    I love it all!! I hand quilt,

  43. Gloria Carpenter says:

    I enjoy machine piecing and quilting with my longarm. Paper piecing is also great when I want to get those “perfect points”. I have made a number of quilts for family and friends. I also make several dozen pillowcases each year and donate them to our local food pantry for distribution at Christmas time. Quiltmaker is my favorite quilting magazine.

  44. barbara says:

    I enjoy machine piecing and free motion quilting.

  45. Jan says:

    I love to machine piece and throughly enjoy watching a new quilt top unfold as I add my blocks.

  46. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    I like to blanket stitch around applique designs for a great handstitched look.

  47. Connie Tessier says:

    My favorite is regular piecing for simple blocks, and my second favorite is paper-piecing for complicated blocks.

  48. Joan Henry says:

    I have just started hand applique again after many years,
    but my favorite is still paper piecing.
    I do love to machine quilt also.
    I always have a few projects going to satisfy all
    of my favorites.

  49. Elaine says:

    Applique is by far my favorite, although I’m enjoying pieced blocks amidst the applique.
    Also machine quilting – as I have a longarm, that makes it really fun.

  50. elisabeth a. says:

    forgot to tell my favorite technique; paper piecing.

  51. elisabeth a. says:

    It would be so wonderfull to win the magazine.I live in Greece and I have the impression I am the only quilter here.
    I certainly could use some beautifull ,new ideas .Magazines like yours are hard to find [maybe impossible to find]

  52. I like using the sewing machine for piecing and for free motion quilting. I’ve tried paper piecing too and that is fun sometimes, but I like the freedom of doing regular piecing with a machine the most. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

  53. Marilyn Meinecke says:

    I like to piece quilt projects by hand sewing. I can test a variety of fabric combinations. Any amount of applique can add to a project – small star or small heart.

  54. I have recently begun paper piecing and I love it! I have also recently taken up English Paper Piecing, which I also like very much.

  55. Dennise Winsett says:

    I am very new to quilting. I have not even finished my first quilt yet! I am having trouble making things square. :( BUT!! I will overcome and endure! I am loving this! It is very rewarding! I cannot wait to try new techniques and blocks and just everything that I can!!! I am very excited!!!!

  56. One favorite technique? Why can’t I like all of them? And I do! :D

  57. Marie Gilkey says:

    I usually do piecing, but have started getting into applique. Love to learn any of the new ways of making quilts.

  58. Carol Kjar says:

    These block books allow us the freedom to create beautiful things!

  59. candace says:

    I would say it is hard to pick just one technique and my favorite seems to change with my moods! Mostly I like chain piecing and then putting the components together by machine. The moment when you get the top all put together and laid out on the floor is the best!

  60. Cathy says:

    I love applique and I’m sure this has a few for me.

  61. Dell says:

    I really enjoy machine appliqué.

  62. Maria says:

    I love both the accuracy that paper piecing provides and regular piecing. I consider myself an advanced beginner, so with each quilt I make, my skills can only improve.

  63. Karen Schultz says:

    My favorite quilting technique is the planning, choosing colors and cutting! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  64. Shirley says:

    There are so many lovely quilts, I want to make them all. I don’t have a favorite technique – I just love to create.

  65. Cathy C says:

    I am a machine quilter. I have dabbled with applique and I enjoy it, I just don’t have enough time to do it as I would like. Would love to have some fast and easy blocks to try.

  66. Roz Agulnik says:

    Since Quiltmaker is my favorite magazine, this book would make a wonderful addition in my personal library.

  67. Judi Williams says:

    I really like piecing and have started to learn applique. So many projects & so little time.

  68. Julia says:

    awesome magazine – awesome quilts Too many quilts too little time :) But it sure is fun!

  69. nancy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to learn more about quilting.

  70. Linda Luggen says:

    I love love applique and most other handwork. I am intrigued by the quilt blocks in this magazine.

  71. Lizzie says:

    I love paper piecing the most but enjoy all other aspects of quilting. I love to try new techniques and enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing. Hence my obsession with pinterest and quilt magazines. I look forward to looking at this new issue and would love to win a copy.

  72. Debbie Barnes says:

    I’m just learning paper piecing. What I’ve done, I’ve really enjoyed. Would love to win this magazine. I love to see the quilts and compare them to the individual block.

  73. Tanya Stevens says:

    I enjoy traditional piecing the most, would love to learn applique soon though…

  74. Jane H says:

    I love to do both applique and foundation paper piecing. Love the sharp points on the paper piecing.

  75. I’m love machine piecing but am starting to enjoy the hand piecing more and more!

  76. Judi Reiss says:

    I love foundation piecing as I can get perfect points but piecing is a close second. I’m not waiting to see if I win as there are so many entries. I have to have this mag!

  77. Paula Durkin says:

    I sew every day. It keeps me sane! And I learn something new every day! I’d love a copy of your latest publication.

  78. Eddie Brown says:

    I am loving English paper piecing at the moment, using some of the fantastic shapes available, though I can’t go past a good hexagon pattern… How lucky to have so many techniques to try and to choose from.

  79. Linda says:

    I would really love to win this copy..no one sells quiltmaker in my city..so I have to wait till someone can send me one from the USA…I love all the patterns you carry..they are so easy to follow..I have been reading quiltermaker just about 10 years now.


    I enjoy paper piecing and adding special ones to make a story quilt.

  81. Nancy W says:

    Oh hands down piecing is m favorite and machine applique a close second.

  82. Jacque Wright says:

    I love hand appliqué and have developed my own method, which combines pieces of othe methods. I’ve taught many classes using this technique and all who have taken the class are very pleased with their results. Until I learned hand appliqué, I always did appliqué by machine, which is fun too. But just love the handwork part!

  83. I love free motion quilting. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  84. Charmaine Kramer says:

    A passionate hand applique and foundation paper piecing addict, add a piece of fabric from the stash or left over pile and a copy of Quilts: Quiltmakers 100 blocks for ideas and inspiration, just what will make any hand quilter happy . Would love to win a copy of this magazine.
    Quilting greetings

  85. KimR says:

    I am still new to most of quilting..so I haven’t even tried it all yet! I do enjoy the applique process. But also love piecing and the quilting part! It may be easier to say what I don’t like–which is the pressing before I even get to start!

  86. Patricia Faye says:

    I love paper piecing and turned edge appliqué. Would love to win the magazine so I can try the many different blocks! Great ideas!

  87. Sandy S says:

    I have every publication in the collection…will have it either way…winning or buying :)
    Happy quilting everyone!!!

  88. Deb says:

    I love hand applique and machine piecing, depending on my mood. I haven’t tried foundation piecing yet.

  89. Michelle Myers says:

    I love piecing & some applique. I just love to quilt & try new techniques too!

  90. Carmen says:

    I guess I’d have to say hand quilting is my favorite technique.

  91. Judy Stokes says:

    I like all aspects of quilting from cutting strips to sewing on the binding. Hand quilting and applique are probably my favorites, tho. Winning one of these issues would be a great birthday present!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  92. Kathy says:

    My favorite thing to do is hand piecing but I love all aspects of quilting. Machine and hand piecing, machine and hand applique, machine and hand quilting, pulling fabrics together to make a quilt and most of all the quilters themselves, male and female, young, and older.

  93. Shelor Robin says:

    I love applique!

  94. Lucy says:

    Love it all – like to learn & try new techniques!

  95. karen headley says:

    Ilove this book the pattern are awesome wish. i coukd win it

  96. annamaria says:

    Well I see many replys for you contest to win the Best Magazine I’ve seen in awhile. I love sharing my love of quilting/ sewing with my sister, my granddaughters. Its my passion to pass this on to the next generation, like my mother and grandmother, aunts did with me!

  97. Debra George says:

    My favorite quilting technique is piecing. I love experimenting with color placement to make traditional pieces pop.

  98. Anne Cowan says:

    Wow, there are so many wonderful blocks! I would love to win a copy of the magazine! Thanks for making it possible.

  99. Jeanne Gwin says:

    I love to piece the quilts, I just love watching the project grow every time I work with it. It is a great sense of accomplishment. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

  100. Raylene Kruger says:

    Quilting of any sort is the absolute best hobby in the world.

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