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. What a great looking book, think of all the inspiration!

  2. Nancy Reed says:

    I love piecing. Boardering on being a perfectionist…ok being a perfectionist, I enjoy the challenge of making all the points, seams and points match. I REALLY love the Sewing Room Wallhanging. It would look great in my future Sewing/Quilting room.

  3. Sue says:

    I do traditional piecing, and I love seeing the block evolve as I add each section!

  4. Gloria Tribble Beucler says:

    I love the blocks and quilts by Bonnie Hunter in Quiltmaker Magazine.
    She has so many tips that make it all go smoothly.

    Machine peicing is my favorite technique. I love seeing how my ideas or colors come together!

  5. Jan W says:

    I’ve sampled all the quilt mags thru the years but now subscribe only to Quiltmaker as the patterns are fun, fresh, and easy to follow! Appliqué still remains a 4-letter word for me! I love piecing – by hand or machine – as I love putting the “puzzles” together! Keep up the great work!

  6. Grace PATANE says:

    I love to do Paper Foundation Piecing. I find it to be very relaxing, and I love the results that I get with every project.

  7. Arlene LaVoy says:

    These are wonderful recreations of the original block into great quilts. Love them all!

  8. Terry says:

    Paper piecing is my passion and I love to see things come together — please, I need this magazine — thank you, !}


    love block 582 Indian Cabins.

  10. This is what I need to get me quilting again…….always love your choices.

  11. Carla Finley says:

    I really want this :)

  12. Joyce O. says:

    I love machine piecing scrappy quilts.

  13. Paula Zidel says:

    I would love to win a copy – there are quite a few patterns, seen in the sneak preview, that I like and the sewing room quilt would be a great addition to anyone’s quilting room. I’ve all the other 100 block series this would be a nice addition to that collection :D Love my 100 block magazines, so much information and so many to choose from!!

    Have a quilty Wednesday !

  14. Marilyn Snow says:

    I would love to win a copy to help me put together some of the awesome blocks from the 100 blocks editions!

  15. Suzanne Kirk says:

    I’ve recently started patchwork, quilting and free motion stitching. My favourite stress buster is to randomly patch fabrics, in groups creating different block shapes, then slicing and rejoining to make a quilt. I enjoy the freedom, no rules at all.

  16. Kathy Platt says:

    I love blocks that pop & show off the materials….. Love your blocks & would love to have this book. I especially love ones that my grandkids would find appealing!!!!!

  17. Christy Schreck says:

    I would love to have this book. Go through the “100 Blocks” magazines so many times looking for ideas. It would be nice to see some of the blocks made into whole quilts.

  18. Rowena Hainstock says:

    Love most all quilting tecniques that I have tried except for the hand quilting. I do however like to do hand applique.

  19. Patricia Mitchell says:

    Machine piecing is my favorite! Always looking for inspiration…love your publications!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this treasure trove…Pat

  20. Glo K says:

    I love everything about quilting, all types of piecing, hand quilting, even binding!

  21. Shari Brame says:

    Thank you for this opportunity!! I just started quilting a few months ago and this would be a great way for me to learn and do more quilting!!! Thank you for the chance to win this great magazine!!

  22. Marsha Savage says:

    These are all so inspiring!! I want to make them all. :)

  23. I love paper-piecing, but my favorite is traditional piecing. Oh heck, who am I kidding? I love all techniques :*) Thanks for the chance to win this amazing magazine!

  24. Pam from CA says:

    I love the piecing of quilting. I have been taking more classes on free motion quilting to expand my skills!

  25. Mary Kay says:

    My favorite — I have two — paper piecing and machine quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  26. Kathy Harris says:

    Leading a study group of scrap quilters I’m always looking for more ideas and find magazines and books an invaluable resource.

  27. Marcia says:

    I really love true paper piecing. I learned to love this from Carol Doak. Her method for assembly is fool proof. I would love to win this issue. Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck to all!!

  28. Jennifer says:

    I would love to have a copy!

  29. Marijke says:

    I’ve not seen this issue in my local stores. Love all aspects of quilting.

  30. Karen Halse says:

    Beautiful and so full of inspiration! I would love to win one. Thanks for this opportunity. Karen

  31. Nita says:

    I like to machine piece. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Terry Flaherty says:

    I love variety, innovation and new creative ways to construct
    Traditional patterns.

  33. robyn davenport says:

    I would love to win. Right now my favorite thing is applique. Just started to learn and it is so much fun and you can make such beautiful things.

  34. Kd Brown says:

    I really love paper piecing the most. The precision of paper piecing just thrills me!

  35. Peggy Wetzel says:

    I love the design process of taking the pattern and filling in the blanks with fabric. My favorite part is the hand quilting. The world is so fast paced anymore that when I can sit at the frame, feel the fabric, and watch the stitches fill in the quilting pattern, that is inner peace.

  36. Dorothy Schreyer says:

    I loved the Sawtooth Log Cabin…wow very graphic…would be great as scrappy for my brother…hmmmm.

  37. Rob Kepka says:

    Blocks. More blocks. Need more blocks. Send me some new blocks, please.

  38. Rhonda Casey says:

    I lean towards applique, but I love it all! That Snow Blossom quilt has caught my eye – never seen a quilt like that before.

  39. Ragnheidur Asa Ingvarsdottir says:

    I love applique and machine quilting.

  40. M. Jane Epstein says:

    Love to piece. And love to see what others do with blocks to change their look

  41. Katrina Tunnell says:

    I’m really new to quilting and have no idea what my favorite is. I’m teaching myself and kind of just find a pattern or picture I like and try to replicate it Would love to win though!!! Thanks for the chanve!!

  42. Debbie says:

    I love to paper piece but I find real joy in using scraps from quilts I’ve made for other people.

  43. Glenda Oliver says:

    Oh I need to win this please I love all the options for the quilts

  44. Barbie says:

    Hi my name is Barb and I am a quilter! I love it all!

  45. Monica says:

    Going to get one today! Looking for some new blocks to jump start my creative juices!

  46. Patricia A. Thompson says:

    I like machine quilting. Thanks so much for making this issue available. It looks like it has wonderful quilts from which to choose.

  47. Robin M. says:

    Right now, applique. I’ve quilted for many years but always stayed away from it. Didn’t realize what I was missing until I took a class at my local quilt shop, Mouse Creek Quilts, last year. So much easier than I thought and opens up so many more options for projects.

  48. Ann B. Greene says:

    These blocks and quilts are wonderful! Everything quilty is fantastic!!

  49. Jill Lombard says:

    I have enjoyed all the 100 block issues and would love to win this beautiful magazine!

  50. Patti Linder says:

    Appliqué, hands down! I hate making the same block over and over again…

  51. Susan Birtch says:

    Well still hoping I am one of the winners…this looks like I would enjoy it !! Hurry & pick the winners…LOL

  52. Diana Allen says:

    I love to paper piece! But I have just found that I really like to hand applique as well. I have all the Quiltworld’s 100 Blocks editions, and this would be really nice to have as well!

  53. Barbara Grasso says:

    Love foundation piecing!

  54. Jean MN says:

    I am in love with paper piecing and then regular piecing. I love seeing a quilt top come together, it is a joy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Carmen Felix says:

    I love to quilt! Hand piece and machine. What a wonderful giveaway! Wishing everyone the best!

  56. donna m. says:

    wow – that “mini-pods” packs a big, gorgeous, graphic punch – love it!

  57. Amanda B says:

    I love applique! That would be my favorite, but I do enjoy all aspects of putting a quilt together.

  58. Christine Sherman says:

    I really love to do machine binding!

  59. Ashley Sprecher says:

    Love your magazines

  60. Debbie Rest says:

    I love hand applique and my favorite quilts are a combination of patchwork and applique

  61. Marsha Crutchfield says:

    Love the cover of this magazine! Pretty blocks!

  62. Karen says:

    I am a newbie to quilting, so I use my machine to finish what I am doing. I’d love to learn free-motion quilting this summer! =)

  63. Kimberly Gentry says:

    I would love to try these patterns….I love them all

  64. Anita says:

    What a great issue! My favorite technique is appliqué, with regular piecing a close second. Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. carol l says:

    I like to machine piece and machine applique. But my favorite is machine piecing the day away!!!! My least favorite is quilting the quilt.
    Carol L

  66. Sally says:

    My favorite quilts are the ones where I combine needle-turn applique with pieced blocks. The applique adds another dimension to the quilts.

  67. Susan Evans says:

    I love buying fabric, cutting and laying out the quilt. Just like a jigsaw puzzle!

  68. My favorite technique is free motion quilting on my longarm. I love the way the quilting can make the piecing pop!

  69. Aurea Gillis says:

    I enjoy paper foundation piecing. Would like to win this issue. Thank you.

  70. Gayle says:

    My favorite quilting technique is chain piecing – including using leaders & enders to double my efficiency. This magazine looks like there is SO much inspiration in it – hope I’m one of the lucky winners!

  71. Afton says:

    My favorite is paper-piecing.

  72. Jennifer says:

    Traditional piecing is my favorite method of all time. Recently, I started mixing machine applique with pieced blocks and am enjoying the additional creativity it allows me. Which is why I love these volumes most of all – the inspiration they offer is invaluable.

  73. Irene says:

    I love to machine piece my quilts, but choosing the colors and fabrics is first. That creative part is so exciting.

  74. Joyce Ensey says:

    The bunny table runner is darling. Would love the book it comes in.

  75. Judee Koda says:

    Chain piecing is my favorite technique although paper-piecing comes close.

  76. Kate Gonzalez says:

    I totally love that! I have to make one. Is the pattern in the magazine? Or do you sell it? I love the pink and teal together!

  77. Marsha Kestner says:

    I love the machine piecing and am in the process of learning free form machine quilting. I have volume one and I love the blocks! Thank you for the chance to win!

  78. Virginia Barta says:

    I just do machine piecing. I am just getting inti quilting.

  79. Florence Dupuis says:

    So many methods of quilting, so little time.

  80. Terri says:

    Please don’t make me choose! I keep learning new techniques and I love mixing them up for variety. It keeps my quilting passion fresh!

  81. Angela N. says:

    Piecing is my favorite, especially when chain piecing, i feel so super productive!

  82. apple blossom says:

    I’m just beginning quilting so haven’t had chance to learn it all for a favorite technique. I’m trying to learn stippling right now.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  83. Tanya Watson says:

    My favorite it regular piecing and also quilt as you go. I love to quilt and have made a few and still need to finish a few. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Jackie B says:

    I fall in love with whatever technique I am trying at the moment!

  85. Kay Harold says:

    I have tried many different piecing techniques since I started quilting in 1996. Paper piecing is my favorite technique. Though it isn’t as fast as some of the traditional techniques I’ve tried, I love the way the points are perfect, something I don’t always achieve otherwise.

  86. Barbara Roberts says:

    I love all aspects of quilting. Piecing and picking fabrics are my Favorite.

  87. Judith de Vries-Porteous says:

    My favourite is paper-piecing. I”m always looking at the paper piecing patterns so that I can try something new.

  88. I love piecing the best. I keep on trying and doing all techniques. After piecing applique is my next best to do. Paper piecing is what I want to master next. Thanks for the opportunity.

  89. craftytammie says:

    My favorite is mindless chain piecing. And even though I suffer through it, I love the results of paper piecing! This issue looks awesome!

  90. Denise S. says:

    I try to use all techniques, so I am not stuck in a rut. Also I like learning new things. Right now my favorite must be hand applique. I am currently working on a swap of blocks and making it out of one that was in 100 blocks volume 6. It is enjoyable and simple to do. I like the way the whole thing is turning out.

  91. Gwen Denluck says:

    My favourite is hand quilting.

  92. Mary Ellen Medjuck says:

    I love almost all the different ways of creating a quilt. My favorite right now is paper piercing. Thank you for the chance to win.

  93. Deidra says:

    I love to paper piece. I also machine piece.

  94. Maureen Clifford says:

    My current favorite is foundation paper piecing but I also enjoy machine piecing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. Jennifer Padden says:

    I love to put applique on top of a pieced background. The pieced background gives depth and a bit of movement to enhance the applique design on top. It’s always a winning combination. I am in love with the spring snowflake and can easily see it in my home! Thanks for this opportunity.

  96. Kathy B says:

    I like to machine piece. But would like to start paper piecing and applique. This is a very nice giveaway. Would love to get a copy.

  97. Connie Wood says:

    Traditional piecing but applique is a very close second. Love to have something I am working on by the machine and also a traveling project.

  98. Lori Elliott says:

    I would have to say paper piecing is my favorite, but not by much of a margin… I enjoy all aspects of quilting.

  99. Yvonne says:

    I love traditional piecing, but foundation piecing is fun too…and then there’s the quilting! I love to do the quilting…sigh…I guess I just love it all…

  100. Elma Lutman says:

    I am just now learning paper piecing. I’ve seen some really beautiful quilts made using this method. I think this may be becoming my favorite.

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