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. Linda says:

    This would be so perfect. I am looking for some ideas to make a new quilt to welcome a new grandbaby. My #1 all time favorite is machine piecing.

  2. Connie says:

    Machine piecing is my favorite thing to do!

  3. KellyS says:

    I love the ease and portability of English Paper Piecing. It is one of the few sewing projects I can do with the kids awake. :)

  4. Janis T says:

    I love paper piecing and hand applique!

  5. teri says:

    I like machine piecing best but it depends on the project I’m currently doing.

  6. Joni Wright says:

    At this very moment in my life I prefer hand piecing. I can take my project with me where ever I go! I haven’t had the time to take a class on hand applique, but it is on my future must do list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! I’m heading to my local quilt shop to buy one today.

  7. Beth Strand says:

    Chain piecing…it can be paper-piecing or string piecing or just plain piecing but I love the efficiency of running one piece after the other through the machine and watching the blocks pile up!

  8. Theresa Fancher says:

    I’ve tried many techniques but I keep coming back to hand applique. It is just so lovely and machine applique isn’t quite the same, although it too serves a good purpose at times. I find it very relaxing, I can still visit with my family, watch TV or listen to a book on tape. I also find it very creative to design my own patterns. For these same reasons I have really started enjoying crazy quilting.

  9. kathy sutton says:

    I love all aspects of quilting although I struggle with some techniques! I just keep unsewing till I get it right. as Ilive in Australia I am here visiting with a wonderful friend.

  10. Nancy says:

    I love applique – either by hand or by machine.

  11. Rita Wilhelm says:

    I love quilts and sewing. I heard about Quiltmaker from facebook friends. I am totally hooked. Love the pictures, the website, and the facebook page. Can’t wait to see the magazine!

  12. MJ says:

    I’m just a beginner, but love the art and science of quilting. I’ve had a few amazing teachers who are helping me to ‘think like a quilter’ – winning would just help me build on what I am learning. Hoping it’s my turn to be lucky.

  13. Joyce says:

    I love your magazines and would love to win this one, it has all my favorite things in it. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  14. Nora Brofford says:

    I love hand quilting, but would love to do applique.Have also discovered Thangles.

  15. Kimberley Rose says:

    I really love to paper piece — you can use the TINIEST pieces and get the most PRECISE piecing. And it’s so easy to adjust the size — just increase or decrease your percentage on the copy machine!

  16. BarbSpurr says:

    LOVE love love applique!

  17. Donna Fournier says:

    My favorite part of quilting is ALL of it; from the beginning of the selection of the fabric and pattern, the piecing, then the quilting to see and feel the final huggable sensation.

  18. Bj Bevins says:

    Chain piecing is my favorite because I end up with so many completed blocks all at once, ps. I love that Happy Go Lucky Block :)

  19. D.J. Crosby says:

    My favourite technique is traditional quilting with lots and lots and lots of scraps.

  20. Sharon M says:

    My fav is machine applique or paper piecing.

  21. Wendy Bradley says:

    I’m pretty new to quilting I’ve been quilting since October 2011. I would love to have a copy of your magazine, I’m sure it will inspire me to continue this great art. I’ve enjoyed what I have learned so far. Taken 3 classes, Learn to quilt which was a 8 week course, but due to some unforeseen circumstance I was only able to take 2 of the classes. I completed the sample quilt on my own and was able to give it as a Christmas present to my son. I took a one day class this past November called quilting in sections, which I learned how to take a large quilt and complete it on my home sewing machine. January 2013 I took a one day class free motion quilting. I would love to win! Thanks for the inspirations.

  22. Carleen Malinowski says:

    Definitely machine quilting, true expression of oneself!

  23. Mary Val says:

    I love piecing. Applique is not my favorite, but I will do it when I want the quilt :^) I love the actual quilting of the finished top with my long arm machine. I may be as obsessed with the quilting designs as I am with the designs for the quilt top.

  24. becky d. says:

    Piecing I love the process of figuring out the pattern,cutting and sewing it togethor about the only thing I do start to finish Thank-you for the give away would LOVE a copy of the magazine

  25. i like it all, my favorit is handapplique

  26. Nicole says:

    My favorites are machine piecing and hand applique. I love how paper piecing turns out too!

  27. Elena says:

    My favorite thing has to be lying under these beautiful quilts my loving 78 year old mother continues to make. Admiring all the special details she has incorporated in them for each of her children and grand children. It is from her that I as a beginner have learned how to quilt. I enjoy the piecing together of all those fabrics that make the quilts so enjoyable in realizing what she has put in to each and everyone of our quilts.

  28. Rhonda Desgranges says:

    My favorite quilting technique is paper piecing and/or applique. I would love to win this magazine! Thanks for the chance!

  29. Sharon says:

    I enjoy traditional piecing most.

  30. De'Anna H says:

    Well, since paper piecing is the only one I’ve learned so far, I’m going to have to say that’s my favorite. :)

  31. Barbara Jane says:

    I’ve always loved to hand quilt, but I am unable to do it anymore. I’m just getting started in machine quilting. I’m finding that it doesn’t matter what method one uses, it’s still very gratifying to behold the finished product. BTW, I’d love to win a copy of the magazine!

  32. Deanna says:

    I love piecing–the rest of it is fun, but those tiny, perfect pieces of fabric are addicting!

  33. Luisa Pimentel says:

    My favorite technique is paper piecing!! The blocks end up so acurate :)
    I hope I win :)

  34. Betty Holman says:

    I like hand applique and piecing. My JoAnn,s don’t have the magazine so I sure hope I win it

  35. Sandi Makowski says:

    All the blocks and ideas are inspiring, but I must have that bunny & flower block on the front page. It looks like my 10-year-old bunny Stew.

  36. Becky says:

    I like the piecing part of quilting.

  37. Deb T. says:

    I love to piece the tops.

  38. Jo McGonigle says:

    I am soooo addicted to quilting it is unreal…. Everything about it is just wonderful, brings alot of pleasure to my life when my husband is gone for many hours of the day. Thank you for giving me a chance to win. I collect all the 100 block Series.

  39. Julie says:

    Finally tried paper piecing and have fallen absolutely in love with it

  40. Maree says:

    Love scrappy piecing and lately I’m totally addicted to crumbs. I’d be beyond thrilled to win ~ thanks a bunch for the chance! ☺

  41. Susan Rea says:

    I enjoy applique both by hand and machine.

  42. Lori Gulley says:

    I just love quilting, all forms. I love trying new patterns and techniques, shopping for fabrics for a new project or just adding to my stash. For me hand quilting is so relaxing!

  43. Annette says:

    I love the the actual hand or machine quilting. And the bunny on the cover is a cute design ;-)

  44. Kathy Tattershall says:

    I love regular piecing! Add a little applique on the borders and it’s all beautiful!!

  45. Colleen Lane says:

    I love hand applique but it’s really really hard to say it’s my favorite. I just love working with fabric. Please pick me….thanks for the opportunity?

  46. Sandy Wyngaard says:

    It looks like a great combination of topics…love applique ..willing to try the new designs and techniques…love a challenge.

  47. MaryRose says:

    I enjoy strip piecing

  48. Tracy Pierceall says:

    Piecing is the best. My OCD loves those 1/4 inch seams.

  49. Nancy Angerer says:

    I enjoy both traditional machine piecing and foundation piecing and would love to win a copy of this magazine.

  50. Tracee says:

    As I am stitchery obsessed, I love some simple & colourful machine piecing to to finish off & highlight my hand stitching. If there is no stitchery in the quilt pattern, well, I can just fill in a neutral space!

  51. Pat says:

    I love machine piecing. My favorite look is when two pieced blocks form a third block pattern.

  52. Sue Goodin says:

    My favorite is piecing but as I’m getting older I want to do more hand applique.

  53. Linda says:

    I love your book, I like foundation piecing, but my favorite is still hand piecing.

  54. Mary Margaret Schlais says:

    Love the majority of the pictured blocks but I think my favorite is “My Sewing Room” how clever.

  55. Shirley Turgeon says:

    what a great book to have!

  56. Janice Hambrock says:

    I’m just beginning quilting and love all of it.

  57. Kate McGinty says:

    OH I would be HAPPIEST-go-luckiest to win this issue. We all need a little boost once in a stitchin while!

  58. Jenn says:

    I prefer to do what’s easiest, but really like the results of hand appliqué and foundation piecing.

  59. Patsy Knight says:

    Beautiful quilts on the cover. Love them.

  60. Melva Nolan says:

    I love the variety of skill levels you include as well as the wide slelection of techniques used. Something for everyone. I would love to win a copy :)

  61. Laurie Evans says:

    I’m a piecer. :)

  62. Florence Dupuis says:

    I love quilting! Plain and simple.

  63. Pamela Rapp says:

    I love all aspects of the quilting process, but my favorite is precision machine piecing. I like both traditional & non-traditional blocks & enjoy doing samplers where every block is different & challenging.

  64. Lori Kohen says:

    I love using thangles! So easy and fast!

  65. Kim says:

    I love this magazine I cant wait to go get one. There’s always beautiful quilts in this magazine. Hope I win!

  66. Leann Stites says:

    I love this copy – I just started paper piecing this past year and it is so much fun. I’m going to look for this magazine at JoAnne’s today. Can’t wait for it to ship!

  67. Myra Sattler says:

    I love all of them but do mostly piecing.

  68. sonya wood says:

    I love to paper piece ;0)

  69. Kim Martin says:

    I enjoy sewing quilt tops so I am always looking for something else to try. I love doing the traditional piecing the best.

  70. Faye Nettles says:

    I love machine piecing and this book would be a great tool to have.

  71. Dawn B says:

    Although I really like traditional piecing, I am very much drawn to paper piecing. I adore the precision of it. Just beginning to overcome my fears of free-motion aand try it on my home machine.

  72. Peg says:

    Wow! Enough ideas to keep us busy for years!

  73. cathy jones says:

    I love machine piecing, I am learning how to Free motion quilting. The best thing I probably will love is seeing everything come together-when I get there.

  74. Daniela says:

    I’m learning so all techniques are my favourites and the same you explain it.

  75. Linda Holt-Hanlon says:

    What is my favorite quilting technique? All of them, in particular when I have a pattern and/or technique and determine a way to make it mine by personalizing some aspect of the design.

  76. Kelli says:

    I love all kinds of quilts and techniques. Love the magazine too!!!

  77. Linda Gillian says:

    I am in love with Indian Cabins. Wouldn’t that make a great quilt for my next grandbaby in September!

  78. Deb says:

    I have been trying to purchase the since it was released and cannot locate a retail outlet here. Please enter me for the give-away. I tried to purchase it, but the “guest” button on the website doesn’t work. Really having a tough time here.

  79. Doreen Kennedy says:

    Would love to win!

  80. J Renaud-St.Louis says:

    I love the appliques. Some beautiful quilts. I want them all.

  81. Debra says:

    Would have to say, applique.

  82. Liz Swanton says:

    Hi there.
    All too often I have bought a quilt book because I liked one or two of the patterns, maybe more if I was lucky. But as I scrolled down to leave a comment I became more and more excited – I want to make them all. Well done to all of you!

  83. Brenda says:

    My favorite technique is piecing. I am also starting to really like machine applique too. I would love to win a copy of this magazine.

  84. Cindi Blair says:

    Right now, I’d have to choose applique for my favorite technique. Thanks for the chance to win a magazine! : )

  85. Eve says:

    I would love to have this, besides going in to a quilt shop just to feel the fabric, looking at new quilts is always a way to get motivated and inspired!

  86. Kristin M says:

    I love to pick the fabrics and design the quilt. I even like to cut. I actually get stuck on the piecing as once I have seen it come together I get bored. :(

  87. Vicki says:

    I love to sit at my sewing machine so it would be machine piecing.

  88. Shirley Braman says:

    I am a new quilting but found out early that I love paper peicing. I never like doing something too simple. I always start a new craft with the hard stuff. This book would help me create something wonderful.

  89. Sue Jones says:

    I love making scrappy quilts

  90. Scrappy Kathy says:

    I totally love this mag. I make a couple of blocks for swaps then settle on my fav for a new quilt project or two. Always run down to B@N to sip a latte and browse to quilt mags before taking home a few… This one for sure!

  91. Debra G says:

    So many beautiful blocks, so little time. Going to try paper piecing soon.

  92. I love quilting. It’s been my life-savor for over 59 years. It’s gotten me through cancer in my family members, deaths in the family and other hardships in life. My favorite technique is piecing. I can piece day and night and never get tired – I actually lose track of time and all my troubles go away. It’s therapy for me.

  93. Marilyn Wilson says:

    I like to free motion machine quilt on my Bernina Aurora 440.

    Thanks for this chance to win.

    Marilyn in MS

  94. Debbie Noel says:

    Love doing scrappy quilts! My favorite. hope I win a book!

  95. Nancy McFall says:

    Can’t wait to see it. I love paper piecing and applique, I know there will be some great designs in this issue.

  96. tnstitcher says:

    My favorite techniques are paper-piecing and hand embroidery embellishment. I love Quiltmaker magazine and all of the “block” special issues!

  97. TJ Speiser says:

    I love machine quilting but when I have spare time I really enjoy applique!

  98. Sally Kate says:

    I love machine piecing the most. It’s always a trill to me when the pieces come together right! Love your magazines and can’t wait to make the sewing machine and dresses in this issue!

  99. Celeste M. says:

    Right now, I am into machine applique. I enjoy the immediate satisfaction I get as I sew each piece down, I enjoy the rhythm of the machine and the feeling that we (the machine & I) are working together as a team. Every quilt I do, I learn something new. That is important at my age!

  100. Cam Moore says:

    My fav is applique. Love going through stash and scraps to find just the right designed fabric for each piece

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