Welcome to Quilty Pleasures! Giveaway!

If you’re new here because you discovered us during the 100 Blocks Blog Tour, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve come back. If you’re a regular, I’m happy to see you, too. We have a lot of fun here. We learn, we ponder, we share great quilt-related topics of all sorts.

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Many of the great 100 Blocks designers we visited last week are authors. Today I want to look at some of their books and have giveaways. There’s a nice stack of books here and I’ll send one to each of 12 winners. That’s one dozen lucky people—could include you! We’ll cover six books today and six in a separate post later this week.

Ring Around the Hexies by Bonnie K. Hunter and Mickey Depre (Kansas City Star Quilts, $14.95)

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Both of these authors have blocks in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8. They are experienced designers with a great eye for color. They’ve joined forces for this booklet and I think you’ll love it. Put Bonnie’s signature scrappiness with Mickey’s pieced hexies and what’s not to love?! See Bonnie and Mickey’s Volume 8 block designs below.

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Scrap Crystals by Bonnie Hunter for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8

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Arkansas Whirl by Mickey Depre for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8


S is for Stitch by Kristyne Czepuryk (Stash Books, $24.95)

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Hand embroiders, listen up: Kristyne’s designs are charming and they look good no matter where you stitch them! Her block in Volume 8 includes embroidery and her stitches are so tiny and lovely! Lots of designs in this great title, and you can add them to quilts or onesies or whatever you like. Also available as an ebook, just $14.99. See Kristyne’s block for Volume 8 below.

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Gelato Italiano by Kristyne Czepuryk for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8


Scrap-Applique Playground by Kay Mackenzie (That Patchwork Place, $22.99)

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Kay Mackenzie’s applique patterns are downright fun. And in this book she takes things to a whole new level by sewing scraps together and then cutting applique patches from the resulting “fabric.” You won’t know which project to make first! Also available as an ebook, just $14.99. Kay’s Volume 8 block is below.

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Basket of Oranges by Kay Mackenzie for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8


Solids, Stripes, Circles, and Squares by Pippa Eccles Armbrester (That Patchwork Place, $24.99)

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Pippa Eccles Armbrester brings you 16 projects using solids for a clean, modern look. Her block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 (below) has the same vibe! If you’re looking to depart from a traditional look, this title will send you on your way. Also available as an ebook, just $16.99.

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Shrinking Squares by Pippa Eccles Armbrester for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8

Springtime in the Rockies by Konda Luckau with Margie Ullery and others (Kansas City Star Quilts, $26.95)

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Margie Ullery is one of eight designers featured in Konda Luckau’s Springtime in the Rockies. The quilt patterns vary widely and take advantage of each designer’s strengths. Margie’s whimsical style shines in her Mini Chick Pillows trimmed in rickrack. Other 100 Blocks designers from past volumes include Emily Herrick, Amy Smart and April Mazzoleni. Margie’s block for Volume 8 is below.

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Celebrate by Margie Ullery for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8


Twice as Nice by Kari M. Carr (That Patchwork Place, $22.99)

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Kari Carr’s Twice as Nice means that for each project, you get a bonus project! Just sew a second seam when you’re doing easy corner triangles and like magic, another project gets a super head start! If you like traditional designs, these will excite you! Also available as an ebook, just $14.99. See Kari’s Volume 8 block below.

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Vintage by Kari Carr for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8

You can see how talented these designers are! They’ve worked hard and they’ve paid their dues—and we’re so happy to call them 100 Blocks Designers.

For your chance to win one of these books, please leave a comment by midnight Thursday, Nov. 21. We’ll choose winners randomly and announce them here. Thanks for being with us today!

Winners of the books in this post are Jane in NJ, Cindy in AZ, Anita in MI, Kathy in OR, Mary in WI and Siew Khim in Malaysia.

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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1,328 Responses to Welcome to Quilty Pleasures! Giveaway!

  1. Kat Dennis says:

    I’m just learning and love the blocks and patterns.

  2. What a wonderful giveaway! I’d love to win a book!

  3. Sheila Ivany says:

    Great books; hope I win. Happy Quilting:)

  4. Sheila Ivany says:

    I’m in need of a quilt fix be it a book or fabric.Winning wold really cover this matter. This is my addiction everything quilting. Thank you for a chance. Happy Quilting:)

  5. Darlene Krystal says:

    Those blocks are cool…the applique ones would be great as xmas pillow gifts….

  6. Bonnie Brumbaugh says:

    I would love to win a book.

  7. Virginia Beecher says:

    Would love to win one.

  8. ella says:

    Would love to win one of these!!! Thanks for the chance!!! Love the sewing machine block so cute!!!!

  9. Monika Achweinfurth says:

    Awesome! Would love to win one of these!

  10. Barbara Ledrew says:

    I was given one of these wonderful 100 blocks magazine…I used several in a quilt I made recently. They are hard to find where I live. I once saw one in a larger store and of course, didn’t buy it…then when I called the distributor, it was no where to be found. I find lots of ideas for applique in the mags I already have. I wouldn’t mind another book or magazine to add to my collection…thanks for letting me enter your contest.

  11. Jennifer Uppencamp says:

    Great books! Would love to win one in the give-away :)

  12. Joy says:

    Love the blocks

  13. cynthiaclairebruni says:

    Next to the Bible I read quilting books to soothe and center me!

  14. Mary Franson says:

    What great books, would be wonderful to won.

  15. Anna Ward says:

    Can ‘t wait!!!! Love it!!!

  16. Amy Robertson says:

    I love this books! Thank you so much for all the inspiration!

  17. Mary Ann Voegtle says:

    All of the books look great. I would love any one of them……

  18. Would be thrilled to win a magazine!!

  19. Helen King says:

    I could spend hours looking at books like this

  20. judy edwards says:

    I am a beginner quilter. I would love to have these books!

  21. Eleanor Lenney says:

    I’d love to win a book!

  22. Siew Khim says:

    Lovely books. Anyone book will be a pleasant surprise for me. Thank you !

  23. linda feltner says:

    I am a fairly new quilter and when I finish one quilt I want the next one to be more of a challenge. so I am always looking for reading material and patterns. I would love to win one of these wonderful books

  24. Connie German says:

    I would treasure a chance to win. Thanks!!!

  25. Shannon says:

    i would love to win! some great things to read while i’m getting over being sick.

  26. Peggy Wise says:

    Would love to win a book. Thanks for a chance.

  27. Beverly says:

    Would love to be entered to win 100 blocks of inspiration.

  28. Beverly says:

    Would love to win this book and have 100 blocks of inspiration.

  29. Beverly says:

    Would love to win this book. There are so many (well at least 100) interesting blocks to explore and use in different designs.

  30. virdie horton says:

    I have only been quilting about 6years. It amazes me of all the talented quilters willing to help us new bees. Would love to win. Thank you

  31. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    Very generous! Thank you for the chance!

  32. Sue says:

    Love the books! What a great giveaway!

  33. Kathy M Boice says:

    What a wonderful give away! I would love to win.

  34. Sherri Kiska says:

    Fun projects!! I would love a book.

  35. Florence Daly says:

    Good looking books, with great ideas. You can never have to many quilt books.

  36. WyoDi says:

    Wow and Congrats on V8!

  37. Kathleen Harris says:

    I would be so happy to have a book.

  38. Would love to have any of these books. What fun, fun, fun!!!

  39. Dianne says:

    Love, love, love the patterns and books shown. I’m a huge Bonnie Hunter fan. Thanks for a chance to win!

  40. Leigh Knox says:

    What a great book.

  41. Linda McCoy says:

    Beautiful & interesting possibilities!

  42. aurora maco says:

    I would really enjoy having your book of hexies. They make great use of stash and they are relaxing to work on.

  43. Louise Cheever says:

    Twice as nice It could be a book title. thanks for the chance to win

  44. Pauline Fisher says:

    I love every quilt Bonnie Hunter designs! Thanks for the chance to win one of the books.

  45. Pam C says:

    A great collection of books!

  46. nancy says:

    I am pumped!!!

  47. Sharon says:

    I came, I saw and I hope to win :)

  48. Debbie P says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and featuring the designers by giving us a peak at their new books!!

  49. Laurie V says:

    It would be so great to win one of these fab books!

  50. Lynne says:

    I would love to win one of these books. Thank you for the chance to win.

  51. Jenny Chetcuti says:

    I love to keep up with Bonnie Hunter on her Quiltville site! And I would love to win a book that she has had a part in! Thanks Jenny

  52. Penny R says:

    All of these books look like winners to me!

  53. Dorothy Hall says:

    I enjoy anything Bonnie does. She is amazing and would like to get to know her partner in quilting.

  54. Patricia Hinkle says:

    I love Bonnie Hunters wisdom and wit and combined with Mickie Dupree this book promises to be overloaded with great ideas and quilts.

  55. Irene says:

    It would be a dream come true to win!

  56. Rhonda says:

    WOW!!! What a great line up of books! I would love to win one, especially wanting to learn about sewing those hexies!!! I would be grateful to win any though. Thank you for this opportunity!

  57. Rhonda says:

    WOW!!! What a great line up of books! Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance of winning one! I would be grateful with any of them! Thank you so much!!!

  58. Heather says:

    How fun! So many fun and inspiring ideas!

  59. Linda H says:

    Twice As Nice – what a great idea!

  60. Shawn J says:

    I would love to win, thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  61. Lisa says:

    I would love to win a book!

  62. EDIE says:

    I love, love hexies, Thanks for the draw.

  63. Linda Christianson says:

    The tour was sure fun last week and do thank all the designers for their blog and blocks. I would love to win one of their books and find the time to make another quilt.

  64. Linda S. says:

    Love those hexies. Thanks for a chance to win.

  65. Lisa Lilly says:

    I am so excited about your web-site, I would just love to win a book!!! I would definitely use it as a Christmas present for my Mom, we quilt together. Thanks for the fun opportunity at a chance to win.

  66. Laura says:

    I would love to win a book! There are so many wonderful new techniques to learn about and explore. The Mickey Depre method of making hexies intrigues me.

  67. HR Walker (nanasneedles) says:

    What a wonderful opportunity to add and update my library and learn from these talented designers. Hrw Nana

  68. Julia says:

    I’m amazed at the depth of skill contained in these books and it boggles my mind that one can get to that level some day – I continue to dream and keep practicing!

  69. Patricia Hersl says:

    The more the merrier! Just fun to try.

  70. Gail says:

    I’m so excited about the new book giveaway. Hexies are something I would like to learn to do while hubby is driving, or sitting watching TV. Pick me, pick me.

  71. Kathleen says:

    Oooh la la! Lovely books to highlight! I really love “S is for Stitch” as I’ve gotten into the quilting with embroidery…and Kristyne is such an amazing talent! (I’m sure they ALL are!) : ) Thanks for doing the give-away!

  72. Sheppard says:

    LOVE Bonnie and love your site!

  73. Gilma Simeone says:

    I would love to win the new book! I am intrigued with Hexies and would like to start a project using them.

  74. Susan says:

    I love hexies….obsessed actually. Working on two simultaneously at the moment and starting another. I also work with hand embroidery a lot. And I have none of these books in my library. Would be great to win one and give my pocketbook a little break. Thank you for the chance.

  75. gran567 says:

    I’ve fallen in love with hexies! After I make a few dozen will figure out the pattern to put them together!

  76. Karen L. says:

    Yes, please, I would love to be included in this give-away and thanks for doing it. The hexi book looks really interesting and Spring Time in the Rockies sounds like my kind of book.

  77. Moneik says:

    I would love to win the new book.

  78. Maryann Kukla-Scott says:

    OMG ! This would be a great Christmas present……and I’ve been a good girl!!

  79. naga says:

    I am a big fan of Kristyne Czepuryk (author of S is for Stitch) and read her blog religiously. All the books look interesting though :) .

  80. Kathy Isaacks says:

    I’d love to win a book also! Bonnie & Mickey are SO talented!

  81. Cherri Anderson says:

    Luv everything Bonnie Hunter does. I have learned so many tricks from her.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of her books.

  82. Nancy Roraback says:

    Any of these books would be a great addition to my collection!
    Thank you!

  83. Sandra Geho says:

    Hexies have become my new passion

  84. Carrie P. says:

    thanks for an another awesome giveaway.

  85. Wanda Heath says:

    Wow, what a wonderful selection of books. I would be honoured to win one :)

  86. Janet Crossman says:

    I would love to win one of these books, anything quilty would be soooo exciting!!! thanks

  87. Pattie C says:

    So many blocks, so little time.

  88. Diane says:

    I have been wanting to start making Hexies…the book would be a big help! Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Cynthia Knapp says:

    All of the books look great! Thanks for sharing with your readers.

  90. B E Hernandez says:

    What a great line up of books. I would love to be in the drawing.
    Bev H.

  91. Mary White says:

    What great books!! Congrats to the upcoming winners!!

  92. Cindy Guendert says:

    Interesting to see the combination of hexies and other blocks. And I love the twice as nice concept!

  93. sheri says:

    I would love to win a book. Inspiration is always a wonderful thing.

  94. Leslie Hoff says:

    I just love the hexie quilts! I just need a book to get me on the right path… Love that Bonnie Hunter. She is a gem herself. Mickey Depre is awesome too!

  95. Debra Mack says:

    wonderful books…the 100 blocks book is my favorite..if I only had it.. sew peacefully

  96. Susan says:

    “Ring Around the Hexies” and “Solids, Stripes, Circles and Squares”, both look very interesting.

  97. Patsy Pearl says:

    I like sewing hexies and would love, love, love to win this book.

  98. Robin says:

    I love hexies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for a chance!!!

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