Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

We are so happy to be part of Gudrun Erla’s 10th anniversary celebration today! Gudrun Erla is the creative force behind GE Designs.

 Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

Quiltmaker has happily published several of Gudrun’s designs. This is Northern Flair, her block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1.

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Northern Flair by Gudrun Erla for 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?!?!

 Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

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.

 Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

Her quilt was featured on the cover, below. We’re giving away a copy of this issue, too.

 Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

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!)

 Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

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!

 Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

One evening at Block Party, we used her Nordic Vision fabrics to decorate all the dinner tables. Below are more views of this line with Red Rooster Fabrics.

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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.

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Quilters doing The Quiltmaker Shuffle, led by Gudrun Erla

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!

 Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

GE Designs is celebrating 10 years of success in the quilt industry and we’re happy to congratulate Gudrun and her team.

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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!

Quick links to all things Gudrun:
Instragram and Twitter: @gedesignsgudrun

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!

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:
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378 Responses to Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

  1. Jess Bladt says:

    House Lawyers… [...]just below, are some totally unrelated sites to ours, however, they are definitely worth checking out[...]…

  2. Love to win some books to keep learning new things!

  3. Rosemary Rivas says:

    I love blog hops-so much fun and who says you can’t teach an old dog a new trick! Thanks for the opportunity to win some fantastic goodies.

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  5. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    Just found this blog hop fun today. Thanks for being in this fun blog hop. Thanks for sharing your time and talent and your blog.

  6. Cathy Remus says:

    This blog hop is a blast! I hope I win something! Congratulations and thank you.

  7. Elizabeth P says:

    Happy Anniversary Gudrun! Thanks for the wonderful designs, and thanks for the contest.

  8. Terri Costa says:

    Gudrun sounds like a really fun lady! I’d love to be able to meet her someday. Her fabrics are right up my alley, too! Yum!

  9. Barb Johnson says:

    I love blog hops! Lots of inspiration and the chance to win prizes! What’s not to love?
    Thanks for letting us know about Gundrun’s blog hop.

  10. Deli Marbun says:

    Happy Anniversary, Gudrun ! I love your designs. I hope your giveaway will be sent to Indonesia where I live.

  11. Deli Marbun says:

    Happy Anniversary to Gudrun ! I love your designs. I hope your giveaway will be sent to Indonesia where I live :)

  12. Deli Marbun says:

    Happy Anniversary Gudrun, you are multi talented person and I love your designs. I hope your giveaway to be sent to Indonesia where I live :)

  13. Wanda says:

    Happy Anniversary to Gudrun. Love the Quilter’s Shuffle. Thank you for the give away. Would love to win.

  14. connie from St. Louis says:

    Thanks for a chance to win one of the wonderful prizes.

  15. Fran says:

    Great patterns!

  16. tiffany winchester says:

    Happy anniversary to Gudrun!
    Would be a great thing to win!!

  17. tiffany winchester says:

    Happy anniversary to Gudrun!
    Would be a great thing to win!

  18. Michele T says:

    Wow! The quilts are amazing! Congrats on 10 years and thanks for celebrating with wonderful giveaway prizes!!

  19. Lovely patterns! I love northern flair.

  20. Margaret Graham says:

    Your patterns are so creative. I’d like to make them all!!

  21. sue t says:

    Great designs, Gudrun! Love your fabric too :)

  22. Kim Fitterer says:

    Congratulations! What a great way to celebrate :)

  23. Shirley Turgeon says:

    Beautiful fabrics, wonderful designs. Here’s to another 10 years of success!

  24. Jeanne Kingsley says:

    Fantastic ideas!!

  25. M.Elena Ramirez says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work

  26. M.Elena Ramirez says:

    Beautiful designs and wonderful work. Txs.

  27. Lynda Nunez says:

    I love Gudren’s designs and would love to win one of her books. She is a real motivator to all us quilters.

  28. Jacquie says:

    Love the designs and the shuffle is so much fun. Thanks.

  29. Sandra Timmons says:

    It would such a great honor to win a copy of Fast and Furious. Happy Anniversary to a great designer. Gotta love her dance. She is so beautiful and I would be just so dang happy to win that book. Just in time for the upcoming holidays. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  30. Jen F. says:

    What fun things and great patterns. I have not tried one and would love to!

  31. Candace says:

    Great use of colors in these patterns.

  32. Nancy says:

    Would love to win!! My daughter is always wanting something new for her house, especially table runners. I would like to have new patterns, really like “fast & furious Home” book :)

  33. Suzi Owen says:

    First of all, congratulations on 10 wonderful years, my husband and I are celebrating 10 years also. Next, loved the Quilt Shuffle I posted it on our Quilt Guild’s website. And lastly thank you for the giveaway.

  34. Suzi Owen says:

    First, Happy Anniversary, 10 wonderful years, just like me in my marriage. LOVED the Quilt Shuffle, posted it on our Quilt Guild’s website, I hope everyone gets up and dance at the next meeting. And lastly thank you for the giveaway, I hope I win.

  35. Rhonda Best says:

    Really enjoyed reading about her. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. That Quiltmaker shuffle is the BEST!

  37. Elizabeth Nix says:

    I love her designs and have several of her patterns and have made them into Christmas gifts.

  38. Teresa Brunker says:

    Happy Anniversary Gudrun!!! Thank you for your inspiration and example of excellent designer leadership!!! Wishing you many more years of success!!!

  39. Cheryl Korman says:

    Happy anniversary Gudrun. The designs are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaways.

  40. Wanda Heath says:

    Congrats on ten years Gunrun!

  41. Karen McManus says:

    Gudrun thank you for sharing your artistic and quilting talents with the quilting community for these past ten years. Happy Anniversary!!

  42. Elaine M says:

    Gudrun is so talented!! And I love the Quiltmaker 100 Block books!

  43. Rita McCart says:

    Bright and colorful quilts and fabric, just what I love! Thank you for the great giveaway, and congratulations on your 10th anniversary :)

  44. Margie bauman says:

    Love the shuffle and love the block design…fabric selection is wonderful!

  45. Nancy K says:

    I really do like the fireburst block and the quilt design for it. Great work accomplished with simple elegance. I think the colors blend well for that design. Who doesn’t like red white and blue?

  46. Stephanie Fraser says:

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love your quilts!

  47. Dolores says:

    Happy 10th anniversary. The Quilters Shuffle looks fun.

  48. Bonnie Thiem says:

    I love the “Strip” series patterns. I’ve done so many of them. At the quilt shop I used to sew at we did one each month. It was fun.

  49. Madeline says:

    watching the Shuffle makes me realize I’m not the only quilting “nut” out there! thanks for the enthusiasm and the chance to win!

  50. Madeline says:

    Watching the shuffle makes me realize I’m not the only quilting “nut” out there! thanks for the chance to win.

  51. Madeline says:

    Watching the Shuffle made my realize I’m not the only “quilting nut” out there! Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. Madeline says:

    That Quiltmaker Shuffle looks really fun, my computer just wont download it so I can watch it smoothly, but I am really enthused by all the energy out there. Leaves me realizing I;m not the only quilt “nut”!

  53. Joan Lee says:

    Congratulations on 10 years. Happy to have a chance to win one of the prizes.

  54. Joan Lee says:

    Glad to have a chance to win one of the prizes. Congrats on 10 years.

  55. Mary F says:

    Not sure if I entered my previous comment correctly. Congrats on 10 years.

  56. Janet Crossman says:

    I have loved Gudrun’s designs for a long time when she was an up and coming quilter to watch for and now I still love her work. Congrats on 10 years. Thanks for a chance to win such lovely gifts.

  57. Mary F says:

    Gudrun sounds like so much fun and so talented. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  58. Julie A.B. says:


  59. Julie A.B. says:

    Happy Anniversary to Gudrun & her team at GE Designs! What wonderful talent!

  60. Susan Clarkson says:

    Beautiful quilts! The shuffle looks fun. Ready to dive in.

  61. Carol Lee says:

    Love the block. Congrats

  62. Carol Lee says:

    Love the block. Congrats

  63. Carol Lee says:

    Happy Anniversary! Would really enjoy the giveaway. Love the block for 100 blocks.

  64. darla biederman says:

    Gudrun seems like a lovely fun person who would be fun to spend time with! I have loved her patterns for years!

  65. Lorena says:

    Your designs just keep getting more exciting.

  66. Lorena says:

    Wow! The designs just keep getting more exciting.

  67. Jan G says:

    Congrats on the 10 years, sounds like you had a lot of fun!!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!

  68. Jan G says:

    Sounds like you all had a fun time!! Congrats on 10 years!!! Thanks for the fun info and giveaway!! Thank you!!

  69. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    Congratulations!! Beautiful quilts! I love giveaways.

  70. J Cook says:

    What a cute way to celebrate. Dance on all quilters! Love Gudrun’s designs!

  71. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    Happy Anniversary to GE Designs. I love the Quilter’s Shuffle. Thank you for sharing.

  72. Linda Erickson says:

    Gudrun sounds like a great inspiration and lots of fun!

  73. Colette Morris says:

    Everyone seems to be having fun doing the Quiltmaker Shuffle. Happy Anniversary to Gunrun

  74. Sherry Fram says:

    Love the designs for the quilts and the fabrics!!!

  75. Laura G says:

    I like the cover of the book. The neutral room background sure makes the quilting pop. It would be so easy to make different color projects to quickly change the whole feel of the room.

  76. Susie De Soto says:

    Congratulations on 10 years. Your quilts are magnificant. Thanks for the chance to win.

  77. Barbara says:

    I just love Gudrun’s designs. After seeing Fiery Flower a few months ago, I had to buy both the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks & Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks issues. Lately I’ve been drooling over her Big Blocks book, and that one will probably be on my shelf too. And then there’s her Nordic Christmas pattern — I love it! What a talented young designer. I’m in awe of such creative people. Congratulations Gudrun!

  78. Nancy Angerer says:

    Love that fabric and her designs are really great.

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