We are so happy to be part of Gudrun Erla’s 10th anniversary celebration today! Gudrun Erla is the creative force behind GE Designs.
Quiltmaker has happily published several of Gudrun’s designs. This is Northern Flair, her block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1.
We’re having a great giveaway of several great Gudrun-related items, including her book, Fast & Furious Home. Doesn’t it look enticing?! Great projects to make for your living spaces! By the way, the quilt on the cover will be given away as the Grand Prize during the blog tour. Can you say YES?!?!
We first got to know Gudrun through her designs for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Then she submitted a quilt made from her block design for Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’12. Fiery Flower, below, is based on her block Fire Burst, block #572 from Volume 6.
Her quilt was featured on the cover, below. We’re giving away a copy of this issue, too.
After that, Gudrun designed several more blocks for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. (She also has a quilt coming up in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’13. Still under wraps!)
And then we invited her to teach at Quiltmaker’s Block Party in Portland last spring—and that’s where we really got to know her and found out how much fun she is!
At a post-Block Party dinner and debriefing, we were all being silly and Gudrun had the idea of choreographing a dance for quilters. She thought moves like shopping, cutting, sewing and pressing would be right up a quilter’s alley.
Our editor thought it was a great idea and she pursued it, and that’s how The Quiltmaker Shuffle was born. It’s fun, it’s easy—it’s line dancing for quilters! It makes a great stretch break at your guild meeting or retreat. We hope you’ll give it a try. Have a look. A separate video helps you learn the moves.
We love it and we are so happy that Gudrun was willing to partner with us to make it happen. She even rounded up a friend who wrote and recorded original music for The Quiltmaker Shuffle. She’s a well connected lady!
GE Designs is celebrating 10 years of success in the quilt industry and we’re happy to congratulate Gudrun and her team.
Please leave a comment below to be entered in the giveaway of great GE Designs items and some Quiltmaker fun thrown in, too! Comments left before midnight Friday, August 9 will be eligible to win.
Be sure to visit all the sites on the blog tour for lots more fun, inspiration and giveaways!
The winner of the giveaway is Charleen, who has been contacted by email. Thank you for showing Gudrun so much quilty love here on Quilty Pleasures!