Giveaway! Lori Holt and Great Granny Squared

Quiltmaker is pleased to partner with It’s Sew Emma publications today. We’re reviewing the brand new Great Granny Squared book by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. And then we have several copies for giveaway!

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Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt

If you have yet to discover the joy of Bee in My Bonnet, you’ll want to visit Lori’s little corner of the world. There is always something fun and creative going on there.

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Apron Club by Lori Holt

The first thing I knew of Lori was about seven years ago. I spotted her Apron Club pattern at International Quilt Market and thought it was just about the cutest thing I’d ever seen. An internet search led me to Lori’s blog and before I knew it, I was knee-deep in the Bee in My Bonnet Row Along.

beerows Giveaway! Lori Holt and Great Granny SquaredThese are the first rows I made as I followed along with Lori’s instructions.

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Quilty Fun by Lori Holt for It’s Sew Emma

Eventually the patterns for the row quilt were published in Lori’s first book, Quilty Fun. This is one of my all-time favorite quilt books. I want to make almost all of these quilts and I believe I actually will.

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Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt for It’s Sew Emma

Now Lori’s second book is out, and it features her signature happy color combos and accurate, detailed instructions. Great Granny Squared takes one idea and uses it in different sizes and settings for two quilts, a table runner, a pillow and two pieced, embroidered quilt labels. At $13.95, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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Beautiful photography on every page!

I’d get this book just for the photography. The colors are fresh and the pages are full of light. You have to love Lori’s style, and the folks at It’s Sew Emma know how to capture it perfectly.

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Instructions for two embroidered quilt labels are in Lori Holt’s new book.

Aren’t these great quilt labels? Both are patterned in Great Granny Squared.

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Even the back cover is adorable!

I highly recommend either of Lori’s books—they’ll be fresh, fun additions to your quilt shelf.

So: I’m sure you’d love to win this book! Let’s have a giveaway. For your chance to win one of five copies, leave a comment here by midnight Wednesday, March 26. We’ll choose four winners randomly and announce them here. The winners are Nancy C, Kelly S, Sandy K, Sydney C and Karen T. They’ve been notified by email.

Also of note: Lori designs fabric for Riley Blake. Look for her newest lines at your local quilt shop.

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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368 Responses to Giveaway! Lori Holt and Great Granny Squared

  1. Theresa Taylor says:

    I love all of Lori Holts patterns. To win one of her pattern books would be great.

  2. Shirley Wells says:

    Looks like a fun book!

  3. Sarah says:

    Looks like a nice book!
    sarah@forrussia.org

  4. Peggy says:

    I absolutely love all of Lori’s work. I love her studio and all she puts in to it. I’m sure I would love to make the quilts in her book. I’d like to spend time with a quilter like Lori to learn all the little things they do that makes quilting so special. Thanks for the chance to win the books!

  5. Janet says:

    My birthday is March 27, and this would make a great surprise birthday present! :-D I just love the fresh colors and designs!

  6. Sue Hillock says:

    Love the books, thanks for sharing them with us!

  7. Kim says:

    Love the projects!!

  8. Sue Hillock says:

    Love the books! Thanks for sharing with us!

  9. Kathy M Boice says:

    What a great fun filled book! Thanks for a chance to win!

  10. Glenda Bass says:

    Hi ! I have been around quilting but never have made a quilt until recently through a class. I wasn’t able to finish it in the class b/c I have a disabilty and it slows me down, but just the excitement of quilting was amazing. I have almost completed the quilt now, all I need to do it put the binding on. My first quilt and I made it for my husband of almost 30 years. Since I’m just getting started into quilting, I would love to win your book. Thank you.

  11. Lorrie Hall says:

    So pretty! These quilts look very fun to make.

  12. Betty Domal says:

    The pictures are really pretty. Would like very much to have this book. Thank you. ☺♥

  13. Cynthia Malphrus says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Either book looks like fun!

  14. MELODY GAY says:

    would love, love, love to win this book!!!

  15. Cynthia Malphrus says:

    Thanks for the chance of winning. The book looks like fun!

  16. Nancy C says:

    I think Lori’s quilts look like fun and I love her quilt labels!

  17. MELODY GAY says:

    love, love, love the granny squares… would love to win this book.

  18. Stephanie Alcock says:

    I’d love to win one of these books – these kind of quilts really appeal to me!

  19. Charlotte H. says:

    Would love to win this book. Can always use inspiration.

  20. Cheri says:

    This book looks like such fun and I love Granny Squares. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Kelly Sas says:

    I think so highly of Lori Holt and would be thrilled to have one of these amazing books!!

  22. LJ says:

    I think Lori Holt and her designs, quilts, and even her studio are amazing. I have utilized many of her fab ideas!! I’d love to have either one of her books. Thanks for the chance.

  23. Dorothy H says:

    I would love to have one of Lori’s books.. We have the same last name. That’s gotta count for something.. (or not LOL)

  24. Jeff O'Neil says:

    I love to quilt and would love to win this book!

  25. Debbie Weishaar says:

    Oh what a wonderful giveaway! I would love to have this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Shirley says:

    Love Lori Holt’s quilts and her Bee in My Bonnet. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fantastic book.

  27. Janis T says:

    Looks like a great book, I’d love to play with some granny squares!

  28. Sherry Riggs says:

    I love Lori Holt’s patterns and fabrics. I would love to win a book! Thank you.

  29. Karen M. Franceschini says:

    These quilts are too darn cute for words! I would love to own this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. Karen M. Franceschini says:

    These quilts are too darn cute for words! I could love to own this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  31. joan Lee says:

    I would love to have a book of Granny Squares.

  32. Nerolie Sharkey says:

    This looks like a fun book to use…love the fabrics used

  33. Nerolie Sharkey says:

    Would seriously love this book… And to be able to make the fab quilts

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  35. greeta says:

    Looks like a fun project.

  36. kbo says:

    I’d love to have her second book on my bookshelf for the next few projects.

  37. Geni Pickens says:

    Love your work and would be thrilled to add your book to my collection.

  38. Love Loris books and her use of fabric! I love bright!

  39. Lisa LeBlanc says:

    I have her Quilty Fun book, and I would LOVE to have Great Granny Squared!

  40. Lisa LeBlanc says:

    I have her Quilty Fun book, and I would LOVE to have Great Granny Squared! :)

  41. HagridsMom says:

    I agree that the books look exceptionally bright and colorful – I am so intrigued with these granny squares! Would love to win either one of her books.

  42. Jill says:

    I just love Lori’s patterns, they are adorable.

  43. Donna Bushkie says:

    My mother ran a handwork business out of our home all the years I was growing up. These granny squares bring back fond memories.

  44. Marilyn S says:

    I would love to win a copy of Lori’s new book! Her quilts are so adorable.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  45. Donna Bushkie says:

    I have always considered myself a seamstress but i am getting closer to being a quilter all the time. My mother ran a business out of our home and these granny squares bring back fond memorys.

  46. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    Really cute patterns in her books. I would love to win one of her books.

  47. Polly M. says:

    I have Lori Holt’s book Great Granny Squares in my wish list for 2014 already. It would be super awesome if I win one, but either way…I think I need to get my Granny on!

  48. Ellen Prendergast says:

    So young and fresh:-)

  49. teri c says:

    This book looks great.

  50. Carol Vickers says:

    Looks like lots of fun patterns. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  51. Melissa says:

    I have her Quilty Fun book and love it! I would love to make a Granny Square quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book! :)

  52. Linda Webster says:

    Lori’s patterns and color combinations are so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of her books.

  53. Cindy Wright says:

    I would love to win. I’ve been dying to get a look at both of Lori’s books.

  54. Sandra Freebairn says:

    Cute book!! Love to win

  55. Crystal says:

    This book looks great. I love the color choices!

  56. Pam Robbins says:

    Looks like a fun pattern! Thanks!

  57. Minda says:

    This book looks awesome! The vintage vibe is the bee’s knees and her pattern looks like the cat’s meow :)

  58. Deb Rayman says:

    great looking book. Hope I win one.

  59. Sandy C says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these books. The quilts look lovely.

  60. Lyn Griffin says:

    This book looks so cute. I’d love to take a look at it!

  61. Wanda Neubauer says:

    I would love to win this book. There are so many projects that would be fun to make! Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book!

  62. Wanda Neubauer says:

    I would love to win this book . It would be so much fun to make these quilts! Thanks for the opportunity to win this incredible book!

  63. Maureen B. says:

    Lori’s new book looks great– I’d love a chance to win. I’m headed out to find her Vintage Happy fabric right now !!

  64. Sydney Liggett says:

    Love her blog and her amazing new book. Can’t wait to start on the first project!

  65. Kim S says:

    I would love to win Lori’s book. Love all the projects shown from the FQS.

  66. Hazel Dickinson says:

    a new book is always so inspiring and gets me back to sewing n a hurry. These both would be a wonderful addition to my sewing library

  67. Heather M says:

    Cute and fresh at the same time, I would love to own this book.

  68. Deb says:

    Love, Love, Love Lori and her blog. Wanting to make a Great Granny and this would give me the motivation to go ahead and do it! I cross my heart that her books would get a great home here. Thanks

  69. Darlene Krystal says:

    The bee in my bonnet quilt looks like a lot of fun….so many cool blocks to make…..I would love to do a miniature of the granny square for my daughters and nieces…..that pattern looks cool too….Have a quilty day.

  70. snowbaby says:

    another great project to do while it is still snowing around here :(

  71. Robin Terry says:

    I’ve been looking for a book just like this! How exciting I have a chance to win it. Thank you for the opportunity.

  72. snowbaby says:

    Very nice ~ fun ~ looks like my next project ! :)

  73. Sharie says:

    Such a neat idea, using crochet blocks . I also crochet and knit as well as quilt. Would Love to win this book ! Thanks for chance.

  74. snowbaby says:

    Nice! looks like fun to make !

  75. Terri Costa says:

    Would love to win this book! Thanks for giving me a chance!

  76. Melody Savoian says:

    I used to love crocheting granny squares. What a cute idea translating the look in quilts! With yarn, I used up scraps or leftovers from other projects. I love the idea of doing the same thing with my fabric stash. Great concept!

  77. Carmen N says:

    Great designs!

  78. JanetB says:

    I love this book! The quilts are spectacular.

  79. Sue says:

    This book looks delightful! Can’t wait to receive my copy! LOL!!! :)

  80. Dianne Pansing says:

    Would love to win this awesome book!!

  81. FloJo says:

    Perfect book for the things I like to do! Great job Lori :D

  82. I have followed Lori’s blog for quite a few years and just love her style. I would love to win her book. Thanks for the chance!

  83. Nancy Combs says:

    I was just looking at some of her fabric this morning! Yes, I would love to wind this book. I just love retro!

  84. louise says:

    Would love to win this book! Really love the vintage happy fabric Lori designed for Riley Blake

  85. Patricia Hersl says:

    How many granny squares did we all crochet? Bet the number is astounding!

  86. Rena Compaan says:

    Would love the opportunity to win this book. Looks like lots of fun.

  87. Jean McMurry says:

    This granny square book looks like a lot of fun , I’d love to win one, but if I don’t, I’ll have to buy one.

  88. Shelor Robin says:

    Wow, I’d love to have and use this book!

  89. Tammy H. says:

    I’ve visited Bee In My Bonnet a few times but never realized she designs for Riley Blake. I can’t wait to check out her designs!

  90. Vicki says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book! I promise to give it a good home, and make lots of projects from it!

  91. sandra says:

    I love Bee in MY Bonnet site! Visit there a lot, would love to have this book. Looks like it’s full of good things to make :)

  92. Nancy J says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun book !

  93. Sandra Strickland says:

    Boy, would I love to win this book!!!!

  94. karen fisher says:

    thanks for the chance

  95. Tanya Stevens says:

    Looks like I could have fun with this

  96. Joanna says:

    I like her designs, too. They are charming and happy. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners. Thanks.

  97. Marianne Wells says:

    Love the photos, some great ideas for using up scraps!

  98. This looks like a really great book with lots of fun projects! I’d love to win it!

  99. Kerry says:

    Granny square me up, Scotty!

  100. valerie csmith says:

    This book looks like so much fun!

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