Today’s the day!
Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 edition officially appears today at quilt shops and newsstands. We are going to give away 25 copies of the issue to celebrate. And we have great prize bundles of fabric and other goods, too!
This is the issue where…
QM Rocks the Blocks!
Get it locally if you can. If that’s not possible, you’ll find it at our shop site, quiltandsewshop.com. Or maybe you’ll win it, so please keep reading.
23 Exclusive Quilts…
…all designed using blocks published in the first eight volumes of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.
A few highlights—
Denise Starck (QM’s Graphic Designer and the source of the clever Patch Pals series) took Jumbo Fun by Alyssa Thomas from Volume 5…
Peg Spradlin, longtime sewer for Quiltmaker and Quilters Newsletter, took her Spring Blossom block from Volume 1…
…and went to town with trapunto for an absolute stunner. If you need a breath of spring (and who doesn’t?), how about Peg’s Batik Blossom?
Donna Benham designed another of the traditional beauties in this issue. She took her Autumn Ways block…
…and created Star Melody, below.
How about some easy sewing but on a smaller scale? Carolyn Beam took Patched Geese, a block by Karrie Winters for Volume 3…
…and revamped and reduced it for Geese Go Round, below.
This quilt measures just 39″ x 39″. It’s small enough to be adorable but the piecing is still very doable because it’s simple. This is definitely one to try!
Perhaps you’ve been thinking of making something with a “modern” bent. Paula Stoddard, Associate Editor for QM, took Magazine Beads by Victoria Eapen, above, and created Here a Scrap, There a Scrap.
Wouldn’t this be a fun quilt to make?! The fabrics are all from P&B Textiles.
Then she played around with the two block sizes and a scattered setting to come up with this galaxy of fun.
The quilt above was quilted on a Handi Quilter!
Nancy Mahoney contributed a gorgeous quilt to this issue.
She used her Dancing Dahlias block from Volume 8, above, to create Garden Waltz.
We have a great “guy quilt” in this issue, designed and made by Scott Murkin. He took his Spring Action block, above, and created Spring Loaded, below.
And truly these are just the tip of the iceberg. There are 15 (count ‘em, FIFTEEN!) more smashing quilts in the pages of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14. And there are many color options to further inspire you. What a breath of fresh air.
We want to put this issue into as many hands as possible, so we’re having some major giveaways.
We have three wonderfully amazing prize bundles to give away, and each one includes a copy of this issue. And we have 22 additional copies of the issue to give away!
For your chance to win, please leave a comment below describing your quilting style before midnight Friday, March 7, 2014. We’ll choose the 25 winners and post them here next week.
This giveaway is open to anyone worldwide. Please comment only once.
Quiltmaker Rocks the Blocks Giveaway Winners
Congratulations to the Prize Bundle Winners:
- Kelita Gehres
- Konnie Osborne
- Marylou Wahl
Congratulations to the Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 issue Winners:
- Pat French
- Elizabeth Brown
- Nancy Green
- Margaret Terry
- Melissa S.H.
- Elaine Phillips
- Robin Johnson
- Darlene B
- Betty Edwards
- Connie Schmaltz
- Mindy Borer
- Becky Thomason
- Christine M
- Centella Tucker
- Linda Beyerle
- Tracy Strauch
- Barbara Winfree
- Brenda Grable
- Tanya Stevens
- Melody Lutz
- Sandy A
- Sally Stedman
- Janice Longworth
- Karen W