100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!

~Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour~

QMMS 140044 cover 500 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!We’re having sew much fun as we celebrate Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9! Lots more to see today and more chances to win yourself an issue.

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Our industry sponsor today is Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Visit their blog The Swatch and Stitch for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 9.

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Fabulous bundles provided by today’s sponsor, Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Of course they’ve sent wonderful prizes that we’ll give away today, and tomorrow in the end-of-week Great Big Bundles. We appreciate their partnership. Please support Robert Kaufman Fabrics at your local quilt shop!

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100 Blocks designers contributed this amazing array of patterns and other items for the blog tour.

Teaser! The items shown above will be part of the Great Big Bundle prizes tomorrow so be sure to come back. Two separate giveaways will be held: one for US readers and one for readers outside the US.

Let’s peek at a few more blocks.

QMMS 140044 PEDA 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!

Contained Chaos by Melissa Peda

Melissa Peda’s Contained Chaos would be a great Leader/Ender project or a perfect stashbuster.

QMMS 140044 NEVAR 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!

Starry Pinwheels by Lerlene Nevaril

Lerlene Nevaril’s Starry Pinwheels is an exciting block, too. A black background makes clear colors sing!

QMMS 140044 BONNER 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!

Quilt Seeds by Natalia Bonner

If you’re into modern, Natalia Bonner’s Quilt Seeds will fuse up nicely. Imagine it in all different solids with the values moving around!

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Judy Laquidara
  2. Cheryl Brown
  3. Nancy Mahoney
  4. Bonnie Hunter
  5. Joyce Weeks
  6. Camelia Elliott
  7. Sara Hardwig
  8. Nancy Allen
  9. Kelle Boyd
  10. Andee Andriole and Candee Ferris
  11. Peg Spradlin

Remember that each designer blog will have an issue for giveaway today. Follow their instructions to be entered.

QMMS 140044 cover 2003 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!We have six more issues and other prizes up for grabs right here, too. For your chance to win, leave a comment before midnight Friday, May 2 and tell us how long you’ve been quilting and/or sewing. We’ll choose random winners and announce them here next week.

100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway Winners are: Gwendolyn Clark, Lindi, Sue, Wanda N., Margaret Andrews and Karyn Ashley-Smith. All of the winners have been contacted by email.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the
Great Big Bundle giveaways!

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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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252 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!

  1. Claudia says:

    Mom taught me to embroider when I was 5. That was a few years ago, and I’ve done something with needle and “thread” of one kind or another the rest of my life. Sewing takes me to my “happy place”.

  2. Lynn Mc says:

    I started sewing for my dolls when I was quite young, then sewing for myself when I was about 13. Quilting came much later.

  3. Annie says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 2 1/2 years, and loving it!

  4. Bridget says:

    I have been sewing since I was twelve years old. My mom sent me to sewing lessons that summer. I loved it so much. I’ve been sewing ever since. I started quilting eleven years ago, mostly self taught.

  5. Becky in Georgia says:

    I’ve been interested in quilts for over 30 years, but only got serious (addicted) to quilting for the past 10 years. 1540 4235228

  6. VickiT says:

    I’ve been sewing with some long breaks to raise my 3 boys, since about the age of 7. That would be since around 1966. The breaks taken however were VERY long. I got back into sewing again when I bought a new machine in late 2003. I had bought an embroidery and sewing machine so I had a huge amount of fun doing embroidery from that point until about 4 yrs ago when I decided it was time to learn something new. That’s when I started studying quilting and learning all I could about it.

  7. Cathryn says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 10 years now, maybe a bit longer. And I so enjoy it, it relaxes me.

  8. Carmen N says:

    I’m still a beginner. I’m not usually into modern designs but that quilt seeds idea is cute!

  9. Loris Mills says:

    I am loving all the blocks in this issue! I’ve been quilting about 20 years…which I find hard to believe!…Thank you for the great giveaways!

  10. christl says:

    I`ve been sewing since I was a child. Quilting is my passion since 2008 – I can`t get enough! I love it!

  11. Laura McFall says:

    Wow – can’t believe it’s almost over already…. What a wonderful tour – pleased to meet some new designers and revisit others. Hard to pick a favorite today – they’re all wonderful!

  12. Elaine M. says:

    I’ve been sewing for 56 years and quilting for about 10. Once I discovered quilting though, the sewing tended to go onto the back burner.

  13. Elaine Edmonds says:

    I have been sewing for 55 years and quilting for 10. Now that I have more time I am getting serious about my quilting, so much fun,

  14. Julie Averill says:

    I have been quilting for about 8 years. Thanks

  15. Mary Oddan says:

    I have been sewing since I was 6, quilting for 30 plus years. Wish I had started sooner!

  16. I have been sewing for about 13 years–so much to sew and so much to learn yet! The blog tour has been great! Thanks!

  17. Carol Chapin says:

    I’ve been sewing for more than 40 years-since before I started school! These days it’s hard to find time.m

  18. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    I’ve been sewing since I was in Junior High, I made most of my clothes when I was in High school, quilting off and on for about 20 years.

  19. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I learned to sew in high school many years ago and love sewing clothes for my daughter for the first few years of her life. Then I stopped sewing for something like 24 years then I found out I was going to be a grandma, so I made my first quilt which was a baby quilt with machine embroider in the squares. Very simple design. Now I’ve been quilting for 11 years.

  20. I’ve been sewing and embroidering almost as long as I can remember. I took my first quilting class for sewing credit during my sophomore year in college. my teacher was so inspiring, and I was hooked into quilting immediately. I even wrote my term English research paper about quilts. That was 1998. I didn’t start my second quilt until 2007, after I had my first baby. and it just took off from there!

  21. sara says:

    i started sewing on my grandma’s treadle when i was about 5. i would sit on her lap and “help”. i loved it. those are some of my most cherished memories of her. she also taught me embroidery and crochet. she was a great lady and i miss her everyday

  22. Barbara Young says:

    If I’m to believe my mom – I’ve been sewing since I was 5 – I’ll be 60 this year. I’ve made clothes, costumes, home dec – a little bit of everything. Don’t know how long I’ve been quilting – but it seems like I’ve had a needle and thread in my hand for a long time. Thanks for the great blog hop.

  23. Pamela Reim says:

    I started sewing doll clothes when I was about 7; by the time I was in high school I was making a lot of my clothes . I didn’t start quilting til the late 90′s right before I retired. Now I have a longarm business so have trouble finding time to quilt for me==again!

  24. Pat V. says:

    I’ve been quilting for four years now. I love it! And I just won my first blue ribbon!

  25. Penny Sutton says:

    I helped my mother quilt a fan quilt for my bed when I was about six years old (1972ish) however, short of laying out quilts for my mother, I didn’t touch another quilt while it was in the creative progress until last year. That was my mother’s hobby, and while I respected it and her efforts, I just was not interested. My mother passed away in 2012 and still I said “No, I just don’t want to do that.” Well, slowly but surely, all the fabric she left behind began to tug at me and I started and finished my first quilt in March of last year. I just finished my ninth-five of which are twin size are larger. I think of my mother looking down with a smile and at the same time chewing me out for taking so long :) .

  26. Donna Amos says:

    I’ve been sewing a looooong time. Started making my clothes when I was 14 and just had my 80th birthday last month, so 66 years is a lot of sewing and I am still at it. Has been a great pastime that I have never gotten tired of. I still sew every day, quilts now and no clothing since I retired in 1999. The fabrics today are wonderful and so much fun to make quilt blocks.

  27. Karrie Smith says:

    I have been quilting since 2012. It’s been a very slow process, but I’ve learned SO MUCH about it since then, and that’s half the fun!

  28. Connie Cain says:

    Been sewing all my life, well almost. But am new to quilting, have only finished one so far, have lots of WIP’s.

  29. Karen Martin says:

    I hate to admit it, but I made my first quilt in the 1970′s!

  30. Donna Joy says:

    I learned to sew in grade 8, but my grandma and I always looked through her quilt books together and she would let me sew a few blocks together. I have been sewing for over 40 years, and doing more and more every day. Thanks to Quiltmaker and quilters all over the world, I have learned so much from all the creativity I see.

  31. MaryBeth says:

    What a fun time I’m having visiting all these blogs. Thanks for hosting another great blog hop.

  32. Pam S says:

    I’ve been sewing and quilting for about 30 years. Thanks for this fun hop! I’ve enjoyed looking at all the blocks.

  33. Karen says:

    I learned to sew in high school but did not start quilting till about 15 years ago.

  34. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    Been sewing for almost 40 years!

  35. Lisa says:

    I started quilting about twenty years ago,

  36. Leanna Robins says:

    started about 20 years ago but got serious about 7 years ago

  37. sherryl dallmann says:

    I started sewing at about 9 when I joined 4-H. I made my first quilt when I was pregnant with my first child. I continue to quilt and am addicted!

  38. Kathryn M says:

    I have sewed off and on since I was a young girl. I have only been quilting within the last year. I am proud to say I just completed my first quilt.

  39. Lori Konarske says:

    I’ve ben sewing all my life, but I started quilting in the mid 90′s.

  40. Joyce Carter says:

    I have been sewing since I was about 5 years old and big enough to reach the peddle on my mom’s old treadle machine. That was about 60 years ago. I love to sew anything and everything. I have only been quilting for about 30 years. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Ronnie S says:

    Home Economics class in 8th grade for sewing, learned to embroider and quilt in the early 70s, so that’s what: 40 years? Yikes!

  42. Cindy says:

    I’ve been quilting for almost 3 years now. I wasn’t able to quilt much last year because I had two hip replacements.

  43. Renata says:

    Almost 20 years.

  44. Gwen Wehner says:

    I started quilting 24 years ago – best decision I ever made!

  45. Barb Colvin says:

    Gosh! I’ve been working with needle and thread for about 55 years now! Excuse me while I contemplate on that for a bit…lol

  46. Lindi says:

    I have been quilting for about 25 years. The first quilt was a ‘Quilt in a day’ Irish Chain.

  47. Diantha Howard says:

    I have been sewing for more than 50 years, started hand-sewing doll clothes, progressed to my clothes, then costumes and my children’s clothes. I have only been quilting for about 6 years.

  48. Deb says:

    I’ve been sewing about 5 years…fun fun!

  49. Joy says:

    The very first time I tried to make a quilt I was around 10 – I promptly put the sewing machine needle in the middle of my fingernail – not a good start. I’ve always sewn but never tried making another quilt until about 15 years ago. I think that makes my first quilt a 25 year WIP. ;o)

  50. Carol Y says:

    I learned to sew on a toy sewing machine about 32 yrs ago, but started seriously quilting about 10 yrs ago.

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