100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

Welcome back to

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour.
This is Day 5.

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Already the week is winding down. We still have a bit of blog touring to do!

Today we have not only the giveaways on this post, but we have other BIG giveaways in separate posts. You’ll want to scroll down to see them. We’re giving away a Big Bundle of Quilty Goodness to one US reader and one reader outside the US. Lots of opportunities to win! Woohoo!

This tour has been full of ideas! I hope you’ve been inspired, as I have. It’s all I can do to stay at my computer and work, because what I really want to do is sew. What a great problem to have!

Let’s peek at a few more blocks from Volume 8, the green issue.

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Lovely Garden by Debbie Caffrey

pinit fg en rect gray 20 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!Lovely Garden was designed by Debbie Caffrey. It uses a cool technique: sew, cut, resew. You’ll love it. Debbie is teaching on Quiltmaker’s Block Party @ Sea next June. Sew much fun!

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Hoot Owls by Connie Walker

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Spring Action by Scott Murkin

pinit fg en rect gray 20 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!Scott Murkin sent us Spring Action. I like this a lot.

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Scott Murkin’s Designer Gallery quilt from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8

And here’s the quilt Scott sent us for the Designer’s Gallery, made using his Spring Action block. Absolutely smashing!

Today we have three industry sponsors. They all sent prizes for giveaway. Please support them when you visit your local quilt store. (No blog posts or separate giveaways to find for these folks.)

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Red Rooster Fabrics sent fabric bundles for giveaway.

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Quilting Treasures also sent fabric bundles for giveaway.

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And that would be enough, but we also have a third sponsor.

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Hoffman California Fabrics also sent fabric for giveaway!

Hoffman copy 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!Quiltmaker really appreciates these companies and their contributions to the blog tour. Please support them at your local quilt shop.

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Kay Mackenzie
  2. Mickey Depre
  3. Jenifer Dick
  4. Ann Weber and Joanne Rowicki
  5. Arlene Neely
  6. Cindy Wiens
  7. Kathy Wylie
  8. Sandy Fitzpatrick
  9. Cheryl Lynch
  10. Sandi Blackwell
  11. Deb Johnson
  12. Julie Herman

It’s tremendously inspiring to see what these designers are up to. I hope you’ve enjoyed the week. I sure have.

Let’s have a giveaway. We have six more copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks to give away; some of the winners will also receive prizes from today’s sponsors. For your chance to win, leave a comment by midnight, Sunday, Nov 17 and answer this question: What’s a quilting technique or topic you’d like to learn more about? We’ll use the answers to help us plan for 2014.

The winners of the Day 5 prizes are: Sally Heilinger, Cecilia Young, Betty Woodlee, Kay Caldwell, Deb Contreras and Michelle Harrison.

QMMS 130037 cover 200 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!The green issue becomes available by next Tuesday, Nov. 19. I hope you’ll pick it up!

Before you leave, here’s a bit more.

Please visit Quilty Pleasures often for fun and learning. We’d love to see you here regularly! We’ll have more giveaways as a follow-up next week. 

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• Please subscribe to Quiltmaker. We strive to produce a quality product and we think you’d like it. Subscriptions are available in print, digital or combination formats.

Thank you for joining us!
I hope to see you again soon!

Scroll down for the Big Bundle Giveaways.

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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436 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

  1. Kathy Winfree says:

    Love so many wonderful ideas to pick from.

  2. Kathy Kavanaugh says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  3. Appliqué and paper piecing

  4. Christine M says:

    There are so many gorgeous blocks! I’d like to learn curved piecing. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  5. Cindy Lowder says:

    Appliqué. I have don’t much piecing, but am still quite the beginner when it comes to appliqué……teachers have so many different techniques and it certainly helps to see the variation as different techniques work for different people.

  6. Carla G says:

    I’d like to learn paper piecing. :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  7. Cathy Remus says:

    I would like to learn more about paper piecing. Thanks for the blog hop and giveaways!

  8. Terri S says:

    Thanks for doing the 100 Block issues and the blog tour. I would like to get better at machine free motion quilting.

  9. It has been a terrific block tour! Thanks for the fun and inspiration.
    I would like to learn more about back basting applique this year.

  10. arlette says:

    I would like to learn more about paper piecing

  11. Mary Jo says:

    I would love to see more about long-arm quilting! I am brand spanking new to this and need all the help I can get! I also need help deciding HOW to quilt my quilts-what design to use, how much is enough or too much!

  12. Melba Beisley says:

    I really want to learn paper piecing – thanks.

  13. liz says:

    I’d love to learn McTavish quilting, especially geared toward hand quilters like me!

  14. Bea Morris says:

    I have bought all of these magazines, would love to win this one

  15. Sandi says:

    I’m interested in paper piecing.

  16. Narda Hipsher says:

    When I measure and my quilt is even, then I put binding on, how can I make the quilt lay flat? When I’ve entered shows this is where I fail. I have studied binding many ways and still there are problems. I would love to see a step by step example .

  17. Kathy Nehmer says:

    I want to learn how to perfect my binding application.

  18. Janie says:

    I want to try paper piecing, as well as applique. I’m relatively new to quilting and all of it’s possibilities…just want for more time to try it all.

  19. Jacqui says:

    Pressing would have to be one of the hardest things to get right, I’d like to learn how to do it correctly without distorting small pieces especially,

  20. KdBrown says:

    I’d like to learn all about machine embroidery. Thanks for the great magazines!

  21. Jane B says:

    I really need to learn to free motion quilt on my home machine! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely prizes.

  22. Elaine says:

    I’d like to learn more about applique, I’m drawn to the most intimidating patterns.

  23. Amber says:

    Paper piecing! I’m scared of it, but the results always look so great.

  24. Gwendolyn Clark says:


  25. Debbie M says:

    I always like to learn more about color!

  26. Nora says:

    I can’ t stop reading books, magazines and blogs about quilting, because I’ m quite new to quilting. Thank you for the opportunity of taking part.

  27. jeanette says:

    Borders, I always use them BUT it’s like holding my tounge just right. THEN, when you have them on HOW do you square them up …. . . . Y E P BORDERS ! ! !

  28. DebV says:

    I need to learn how to control my stash. Thanks for the chance

  29. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to understand how to make a Winding Ways pattern. I’ve tried, but failed to get good results…hmmm…. what am I missing?? Somehow, despite precise cutting, I can’t get those curved shapes to fit together smoothly, even with hand-sewing.
    New blocks are always fun!

  30. Ferne says:

    I would love to make a winding ways quilt, which Scott’s quilt looks a bit like, but the curves scare me. So I would like to learn how to overcome that fear.

  31. Carol Scott says:

    I would like to know more about squaring a block and cutting fabric to be precise

  32. DebbieKL says:

    I have troubles sewing bias tape on a curve. Never looks great!

  33. Kimberly M says:

    I am always looking for good ideas for using up scraps in both traditional and modern quilt blocks and settings.

  34. Béatrice says:

    I want to know more about precision piecing, curves and free motion quilting. Hope to have chance.

  35. Carol Barringer says:

    I want to know more about binding quilts with odd angles. I’ve just finished three table runners (xmas gifts) with not-square edges, and I am not happy with the binding on any of them. Very distressing.

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