100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2, Giveaway!

This is Day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour.
Welcome back!

We’ll give away six more copies of Volume 8 today so
please read to the end for instructions to enter.

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Wasn’t it fun to visit the designer blogs yesterday? They’ve got so many great ideas. I hope that creativity is percolating in your head. I hope it leads to an itch—to stitch!

Two more sponsors are with us today and they’ve sent prizes.

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Handi Quilter provided sets of quilting DVDs: Sitdown Longarm Quilting Volumes 1 to 4 and Free-Motion Machine Quilting for Beginners. Sounds like a whole machine quilting education! Click Handi Quilter’s logo to go to their blog post for a 100 Blocks magazine giveaway.

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Moda sent fabric bundles for blog tour prizes. Wouldn’t it be fun to add these to your stash?

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Moda bundles for giveaway!


Let’s preview a few more blocks from Volume 8 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

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Ruffled Feathers by Jennifer Oden

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Posies by Lynda Howell

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Snow Star by Sandy Harris

pin it button 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2, Giveaway!Snow Star is by Sandy Harris. I can imagine this in so many different fabric combinations.

Have I aroused your appetite? Well then let’s go visit some designer blogs!

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Margie Ullery
  2. Cyrille Zellweger
  3. Monique Dillard
  4. Jo and Kelly Kramer
  5. Mary Andra Holmes
  6. Melissa Corry
  7. Marcia Harmening
  8. Barbara Cline
  9. Sue Marsh
  10. Anne Marie
  11. Denise Russart
  12. Jessie Kurtz

For more chances to win, visit today’s Participating Sponsor:

What a day! Now let’s have a giveaway of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 right here. Please leave a comment below by midnight Wednesday, Nov. 13 and tell us whether you’re a beginning, intermediate or advanced quiltmaker, or somewhere in between.

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The winners of the Day 2 prizes are: Jodi Guerrero, Chris Poehlman, Marianne Jefferey, Maureen Mate, Margaret Andrews and Pamela Thompson.

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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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734 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 2, Giveaway!

  1. Kay Eubank says:

    I considered myself a beginner I’m fairly new to quilting

  2. I am a beginner.
    I have taken about 5 classes and finished 3 quilt tops so far.
    I LOVE quilting and can’t wait to learn more.

  3. Vicki H says:

    I like to think of myself somewhere between intermediate and advanced. I think it depends on the difficulty of the pattern.

  4. Jocelyn says:

    I am probably an beginning intermediate quilter. Not really brave enough to expand out, but still I love to quilt :-) Thanks so much for the fun new blocks.

  5. Laura says:

    I would say I’m somewhere between intermediate and advanced. I love the process of learning new techniques.

  6. Sandy K says:

    I would consider myself an intermediate piecer and a very beginner quilter.

  7. Sandy K says:

    I am a beginner although I have made several quilts.

  8. Susan Ikin says:

    Between beginner and intermediate – have read a lot but not done much cutting and sewing. The future is mine for having a go at the real stuff of quilting.

  9. Cathy Remus says:

    I guess I’m an intermediate quilter. There is so much I don’t know and so many techniques I haven’t tried yet. Never enough time in a day!!!!

  10. Carol says:

    Someplace between intermediate and advanced. I’m liking the blocks I’ve seen so far.

  11. Barbara Pricola says:

    I am somewhere between a beginner and intermediate quilter, still needing a helping hand. I love issue #7 and am looking forward to #8!

  12. Barbara Pricola says:

    I am somewhere between a beginning and intermediate quilter, still needing a hand. I loved issue #7 and am looking forward to this issue #8!

  13. Kathy Leake says:

    I would consider myself an advanced quilter.

  14. Barbara Pricola says:

    I would say I am an intermediate quilter who still needs a helping hand! I loved last year’s 100 block edition and am looking forward to #8!

  15. Somewhere between beginner-intermediate…

  16. Regina says:

    I’d say intermediate -good on the piecing, not so much on the quilting – shy away from applique…

  17. MoeWest says:

    I would say that I’m somewhere between beginner and intermediate. I wish I’d taken up quilting at a younger age.

  18. Gloria P. says:

    I guess I am somewhere between intermediate and advanced quilter. Still have some techniques I’ve yet to master.

  19. Becky says:

    I’d say I’m somewhere between beginning and intermediate. I do a lot of charity quilts to I lean towards quick and easy patterns, but I’ve had good success with the more involved patterns I’ve tried, too.

  20. Wendy says:

    I guess I would call myself an intermediate quilter. Although I have been quilting for some time I stick to more traditional piecing and stay away from the extreme, overwhelming patterns. Thanks!

  21. I guess I would have to say I am an advanced quilter but I have so much to learn yet and eager to learn!!

  22. Cynthia says:

    I have been quilting for 11 years but would have to say intermediate. I have learned so much making blocks from books like The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt where you start with the easy ones and progress from there. Quilting is the best form of relaxation I know….except late at night when you start putting things in backwards. Then it’s time to stop!

  23. Joan H. says:

    I consider myself an intermediate quilter and still learning!

  24. Joanna says:

    I don’t know where I fall. Sometimes when I try a new and difficult to me technique, the results are super. And sometimes I err on the easiest piecing.

  25. Linda Perkins says:

    I have been quilting for a year. I am self taught through books you tube and whatever I can pick up from others. I just love quilting and have made 4 queen quilts and 2 baby quilts in my 1st year of quilting. I have just purchased a sweet sixteen and am looking forward to trying my hand at something new. Yes I always run before crawling but thats me. I was told I could not start with a quilt I had to do a runner…so I started with a queen… Never say never… I am looking forward to learning more and trying new things

  26. Stephanie Bullock says:

    Lynda Howell’s Posies block is great. And what a coincidence – I am already signed up at my local quilt shop for a class on how to use those specialty stitches on my sewing machine. Actually, the class doesn’t begin until January, but no problem – I have plenty of UFO’s to keep me busy until then. As for my status as a quilter, I consider myself an experienced quilter – I’ve been at it for a long time and know quite a bit about different techniques, short cuts, etc. But I don’t consider myself an “advanced” quilter. I see far too many greater quilts than mine at the quilt shows.

  27. Janet Crossman says:

    I am an intermediate to advanced quilter, or at less I have the required # of years put in to be an advanced.

  28. I am an intermediate quilter.

  29. Nancy Angerer says:

    I would say I am an intermediate quilter — lots of knowledge and experience and still lots to learn.

  30. Pat Joho says:

    I am an intermediate quilter most days.

  31. sandie deahl says:

    An advanced beginner willing to try anything once :) been quilting for twenty years and still learn something new everyday…thanks to these blogs!

  32. Samantha Jones says:

    I’m a beginner need all the help I can get!

  33. Ali M says:

    I WANT to say intermediate, but I’ve been struggling so much with a self drafted paper piecing pattern today, that I’m considering downgrading myself to a beginner in my mind :p Thank you for the giveaway!

  34. Samantha Jones says:

    I’m a beginner need all the help and inspiration I can get!

  35. Sarah says:

    I suppose I am intermediate, maybe? I am in my mid-20′s and have been quilting since I was about 7. I have many quilts completed, mostly hand quilted. I love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win, and to connect with other quilters!

  36. Deb says:

    I think I’m almost to intermediate….maybe halfway in the door. :) I’d love to be included.

  37. Debbie M says:

    I consider myself an intermediate quilter, although others call me advanced. I just like to learn new techniques!

  38. Kathleen says:

    I’m somewhere between beginning and intermediate. Not real skilled yet, but still, not afraid to try something difficult.

  39. Charlotte Henley says:

    I would love to see a quilt made with “Ruffled Feathers.” Love the colors, too!

  40. Kathy L says:

    I would say I am an intermediate level quilter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Pauline Lentsment says:

    I’m between a beginner and intermediate. I’ve made about four baby quilts and quilted in long “straight” lines. Would like to make a bigger quilt and have got an idea for one but not sure how to quilt on my little sewing machine.

  42. Lynn Mc says:

    I am probably coming up to Intermediate level, but am a beginning FMQuilter

  43. Susan C. says:

    I am definitely a beginner (less than 6 mos).

  44. Suzanne Flaro says:

    I am definately a beginner! The thing is I don’t attempt “beginner like” projects. I have made two quilts. A lap quilt that was comprised of large squares and some with sashing. Then I did a baby quilt which was a panel. Two weeks ago I jumped straight into a Judy Neimeyer two day retreat with a certified teacher and I’m attempting to do “Glacier Star” queensize no less….That’s me jump right in with both feet because it is so much fun!

  45. Jessica thomas says:

    I’m between a beginner and intermediate. I’ve made loads of baby quilts, and a few larger quilts, but the larger ones I struggle to quilt without wrinkles! I would love to make some bigger quilts, and send them away to be quilted on a long arm, but I live in Germany and don’t know where to send them!!!

  46. alex says:

    I would say I’m “intermediate”. I love the “chase” of piecing (it’s like putting a puzzle together) I get bogged down with the layering and quilting. I don’t have a long arm but would love to own one. I love sewing with friends(they keep me motivated)I get bored easily. So, as you may imagine, I have lots of unfinished projects.
    Thank you for the fun site and give-aways!

  47. PJB says:

    I especially like “posies”.

  48. Agnes says:

    I’m very beginner. I saw yet 2 big quilts, 1 baby quilt and 1 table runner (my and only my project 100% :) ))
    I love practice new blocks to my new table runners

  49. Jennifer says:

    I’m an advanced quilter, though I don’t make many anymore. I’m getting to where I like to get a quilt made and to the receipient – so I can try a different pattern!

  50. JulieCC says:

    I’m not a beginner, but I’m not intermediate, either. I make mostly rag quilts or quilted bags/purses. My machine cannot handle machine quilting (a retro-fit walking foot will not work), nor can I do it by hand due to arthritis. So I have to make small things. I also cannot figure out how to do binding correctly by machine and I cannot stand to use bias tape.

  51. Julie A.B. says:


  52. Darlene Krystal says:

    Those are again awesome quit blocks…Love the Master Panda Block…I have been quilting since I was 7 when I made my first 5 inch block pillow square….that’s at least 40 years plus……I think I am still a beginner at it….there are times when I have no clue how to proceed with a quilt that I design….Being at my level leaves lots of room for learning new things….Have an Awesome Volume 8 Launch….

    • Kris Fullner says:

      Oh My Love all the awesome things you are telling us about…so nothing ventured..nothing gained..giving this a shot today…;-)

  53. Jo C says:

    I have only been quilting for about two years, but have sewn for over forty. So I guess that would put me at intermediate level.

  54. Norma says:

    I guess I’d say I’m a beginner since I’ve only crafted 3 quilts. When I was young, my mother started to make 4 quilts, one for each child. She only finished 3, mine was only cut out and never put together…35 years later I’m trying to learn to do just that. I would love to learn the many blocks like these in this book. If I win I will make ALL of them. Then I will be the advance quilter I long to be.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  55. Susan K says:

    I’m an intermediate piecer and not-so-good-at-quilting quilter. I like the cutting and piecing and planning much more than the quilting. My all-time favorite part is hand-stitching the binding on as it’s the last step!

  56. Sharie says:

    I would say an Intermediate quilter. Love to try new patterns, both pieced and applique. Thanks for giveaway !

  57. Iris Woodfin says:

    I am a beginning quilter, but a long-time quilting magazines subscriber! Thank you for the give-away!

  58. PAM BRICHER says:

    I would consider myself an intermediate quilter. I am much better at some things than others. Love this book, I buy thgis book every year. Thanks for opportunity to win.

  59. leanne says:

    another fabulous bunch of blogs to visit – woo hoo – I’d say I’m an intermediate quilter :)

  60. Patricia Hersl says:

    Somewhere in between intermediate and advanced. I am not a designer by any stretch of the imagination although I can play some things to come out acceptable. Still, on my journey.

  61. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    I am so amazed at how much imagination people have and what lovely blocks they create. And the new bundles of fabric are brilliant.

  62. I’d have to say that I’m somewhere between a intermediate and an expert quilt. I still have much to learn. Thanks for the chance!

  63. Janice Sheets says:

    I love quiltmaker magazine! It has always been one of my favorites! Their patterns are creative and easy to follow. I consider myself to be an intermediate block piecer, using both machine and hand sewing. I have tackled some very complicated patterns with success. I am an accomplished maching quilter and I have quilted several quilts by hand as well. I love the magazine series ’100 Blocks’ and have most of the issues. I still don’t have volumes 7 or 8. Would love to win a copy!

  64. Christine M says:

    I would say I was some in between intermediate and advanced quiltmaker.

  65. Helen says:

    I consider myself to be an intermediate quilter. Still have lots to learn.

  66. Carol Thomas says:

    Advanced (except for machine quilting – thank goodness for stippling)!

  67. Nancy Roraback says:

    I am a beginner…a completely addicted beginner!!

  68. Carmen says:

    Definitely a beginner!

  69. Dorothy says:

    I think I can claim the intermediate status. Love to hand quilt but also love to machine quilt, so much quicker and I tend to try more designs.

  70. Donna Amos says:

    I guess you could say I am between an intermediate and advanced quilter. Quilting has been my passion for many years. Always looking for new techniques, patterns, and things to do. Currently I have a problem…..a broken right arm….the cast comes off next Monday. Sure has messed up my Christmas quilting. Love the blog hops and great giveaways. Thanks

  71. Sandy says:

    Beginner, intermediate or advanced — it seems there’s always something new to learn. Just rank me as a quilter!

  72. Lynette Barnes says:

    Love the 100 Quilt Blocks Magazine. Always something new to try!

  73. MamaNiff says:

    I’m somewhere between beginner and intermediate. My mom is advanced, so I get my experience genes from her!

  74. Tammy Lyons says:

    I consider myself a beginner and probably allways will. Looking forward to seeing all of today’s blocks.

  75. Celeste says:

    I would say I’m between a beginner and intermediate quilter. I know there’s easier ways to do some things but I just haven’t discovered them yet!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. Terry H. says:

    I would say I am a fearless quilt top maker and depending on what I am trying I may be a beginner, intermediate or advanced. As for quilting, I am fearful so I have my friend quilt everything on her long arm. Some day I will conquer my fear and try quilting on my home machine.

  77. Margaret Andrews says:

    I guess I am an intermediate quilter as I have been quilting for a long time, but I always have room for improvement. I feel that ever new block sometime presents a challenge and I am always looking for something new. That is why I have loved the 100 Blocks Magazines since their beginning…always something new and fun!

  78. Dorothy Holt says:

    oh yes.. today you featured Whistle Pig.. What a GREAT pattern maker.

  79. Lisa Marie says:

    I am somewhere between intermediate and advanced. I have quilted for many years so I’m good at some things, but there are also things I haven’t mastered and things I want to learn.

  80. Gaylene says:

    Have loved all the info you are sharing on facebook and find the blocks and blogs fascinating.

  81. Caryn says:

    I’d say I am an intermediate piecer, but always more to learn. I love collecting the 100 Blocks issues. They are all so much fun.

  82. Jeanne Souder says:

    I guess I would be between an intermediate and advanced. Still learning and trying to improve my quilting on a home machine. :-)

  83. Janet Beyea says:

    Hmmm, can I chose two answers? I am an advanced appliqué quilter and an intermediate piecer.

  84. Kaye M. says:

    I call myself an advanced piecer, but an intermediate when it comes to the quilting part! Thanks for the fun blog tour!

  85. Karen Grant says:

    My work is that of an advanced beginner. I can’t seem to read enough. The excitment makes it hard to sleep – anticipation – the thrill. Although I have been sewing for years quilting is relatively new. I am addicted. Thank you so much for the great instructions.

  86. marta says:

    I will say I am at intermediate quilter but upon the technique I can be either of those….thank you

  87. Becky Thomason says:

    Thanks for the blog tour, so much fun. I’ve been quilting about two years now since I retired and still learning new things every day. Off to quilt guild meeting with the Syracuse Utah Quilt Guild, such a fun bunch.

  88. Deb Johnson says:

    I am an advanced Quilter who is always on a quest to learn more and try new things! What a great book and I would be so lucky to win it! Hugs, Deb Johnson Quiltbeeme

  89. Tamie says:

    I’ve been quilting a long time but only would list myself as intermediate.

  90. Shelly Winger says:

    I would consider myself an intermediate quilter. I work full time, go to school full time, have a young son and have only been quilting for 10 years (when I find the time!!)

  91. Joan Daley says:

    This is such a great opportunity to discover who is out there and the seemingly endless options in the quilting community. Thank you for this tour. It is a feast for my eyes!

  92. Marcia says:

    I am an intermediate quilter. Thanks for the give away

  93. arlette says:

    I’m in the middle to be an intermediate/advanced quilter, still having problems with the batting and quilting, lol

  94. Mary says:

    Always learning. Thanks for sharing.

  95. Lisa E says:

    Love that posies block. I’m definitely an intermediate quilter.

  96. Laura B says:

    Intermediate and holding, I’d say…

  97. Jennifer Dyck says:

    well, definitely not a beginner since I’ve been quilting since 1976. Probably an advanced piecer, and an intermediate long-armer as I’ve only had my Gammill for a couple of years.

  98. missmoozie says:

    Can’t wait to see todays’s blocks! Great job yesterday and I know today will be great as well. I consider myself a beginner, still lots to learn. Thank you for a great giveaway!


  99. Kathy says:

    I would say I’m an intermediate piecer and an advanced quilter as I am a professional longarm quilter.

  100. Donna says:

    I am a beginner on some projects and an intermediate on others but I am always learning from whatever project!

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