Quilt Block Giveaway: Don’t Call Me Betsy

Today we have another adorable quilt block to give away as Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes continues. We’re celebrating our Sept/Oct issue which has a house theme.

CountryBaskets 400 Quilt Block Giveaway: Dont Call Me Betsy

Freebie on our Parade of Homes page!

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Freebie on our Parade of Homes page!

CozyCottage 400 Quilt Block Giveaway: Dont Call Me Betsy

Freebie on our Parade of Homes page!

You’ll find all of the freebies shown here on our Parade of Homes page. Please check it out and scroll down on that page so you don’t miss anything.




Today I’m happy to feature Elizabeth Dackson from Don’t Call Me Betsy. Elizabeth has a great new class on Craftsy that I know will resonate with QM readers called Start Free Motion Quilting.

 Quilt Block Giveaway: Dont Call Me Betsy

Get Elizabeth’s class for half price and learn to free motion quilt.

Elizabeth has kindly provided a link whereby you may purchase the class at half its regular price of $29.99.

 Quilt Block Giveaway: Dont Call Me BetsyYou’ll get nine detailed lessons for $14.99 and you can’t beat that. I’m going to take the class myself!

 Quilt Block Giveaway: Dont Call Me Betsy

Today’s giveaway features the quilt block Elizabeth made from Lori Holt’s Home Sweet Home pattern, which is found in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8.

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Win this quilt block in today’s giveaway!

Elizabeth’s block is just terrific—one of my favorites. See how the fabric in the windows has little scenes of what might happen inside a house? Does it get any cuter?!?

This block would make a great medallion at the center of a little quilt. The design is also featured in the cover quilt of the issue below, on newsstands now. The quilt is called Parkview Lane.

QMMP 141000 cover 2001 Quilt Block Giveaway: Dont Call Me Betsy

Lots of great quilt patterns inside!

For your chance to win Elizabeth’s block and a copy of our Sept/Oct issue, leave a comment below before midnight Friday, August 22. We’ll choose a random winner and announce it here next week. The winner is #7, Michelle.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth’s blog for another giveaway!

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Visit our Parade of Homes page for freebies!

QMMS 130037 HOLT 300x300 Quilt Block Giveaway: Dont Call Me Betsy

Lori Holt’s original Home Sweet Home block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8.

The Home Sweet Home block pattern is in these places:

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8 in print or digital, $6.99
• The book 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine, $26.99 (contains all of the blocks from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1 and Volume 2)






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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54 Responses to Quilt Block Giveaway: Don’t Call Me Betsy

  1. I would loooooove to win this pattern since I’m crazy for houses quilt patterns!

  2. Diane says:

    Yellow door. How cute!

  3. Julie B says:

    Great idea for the window fabrics. Home sweet Home.

  4. Jill Blissenbach says:

    Very cute! I definitely will pick up a copy of that issue either way!

  5. Lee says:

    Another adorable house!

  6. Lee says:

    I love the sweet house!! thank you!

  7. Margaret Andrews says:

    What a beautiful little house block. You can see the adventures inside each of the windows. What fun. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Deb says:

    How very creative with all the little activities going on in the windows of the house. Love it!

  9. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Very clever little cozy houses.

  10. I would love to win this block. A great idea for my first quilt. Thanks for the opportunity. Thanks Rhonda

  11. Would love the opportunity to win this house block then I would know what my first quilt would look like. I’m set up & ready to start.

  12. Michelle says:

    I’m halfway through making a house block mini – this would look great in it!!

  13. Barbara Thompson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this block!!

  14. BRENDA EHLERS says:

    So clever using the fabric design to set the “stage” of the house-I would have never even thought of using the fabric she did for the main body of the house!

  15. Kristi says:

    I love Elizabeth’s block. So clever. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Kathy Wilkey says:

    Cute house! Would love to win this one to add to the ones I plan to make.

  17. Deanna Skelton says:

    I love this house block. It has things in each window just like looking into a real house. Would love to win the block.

  18. Renata says:

    This is a very nice block! Would love to have it.

  19. Liz Engman says:

    This block is a thoughtful and clever use of the right fabric. Inspirational, too. Makes you want to see what cute scenes could be in your windows from your own fabric stash.

  20. Cecilia says:

    I love the fabrics Elizabeth used in the windows. Thanks for sharing all of these great blocks.

  21. teri c says:

    Had not noticed the fabric in the windows before this. How cute!

  22. Donna Schuttig says:

    Love the houses…hope win this great one.

  23. Jean Mercer says:

    What an adorable block. It is very motivational and I think I may have to do a little parade of homes for myself. Would love to add this block to my own parade.

  24. I’ve never made a themed block !! This would be sew cute to learn. Thanks for the chance.

  25. Marie Atkinson says:

    Cute block!

  26. Amy Hatlevig says:

    SO cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  27. Christine M says:

    Another gorgeous house. I love the fussy cut windows and seeing what’s happening inside!

  28. Nancy says:

    I Love the windows in the quilt block!! Would love to win it!!

  29. ester nelson says:

    I love the house, and I’ve been wanting to make a little “house quilt” for some time now… that would be the little “push” to get it started, if I won!

  30. Susan Paxton says:

    I love house quilts. I gotta make one of these. Would love to win the block.

  31. Mary D says:

    Cute, cute, cute. Something in every room. I love it.

  32. Maree says:

    LOVE this house and really enjoy peeking in the windows so much! :-) Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

  33. B. Bailey says:

    I love the “log cabin look” fabric she used for the outside of the house, and the little fussy-cut scenes inside!

  34. Loriann Fish says:

    Such a welcoming little cottage.

  35. donna says:

    Love the fabric in the windows.

  36. Susan says:

    That is so adorable!! You could make it so personal, adding what’s in your own home, through those windows. I love it!

  37. Tina Powell says:

    Such a cute idea!

  38. Jenna O says:

    Oh how cute that looks!

  39. Jennifer says:

    Love the little sewing machine in the upper right corner window!

  40. Barb Johnson says:

    Elizbeth’s block makes you feel like you are getting a glimpse of life inside the house! How cute!

  41. Sandy K says:

    Sew many cute houses. Thanks.

  42. Vicki H says:

    The fussy cutting in the window is sew cute.

  43. Anita says:

    Elizabeth made a stunning house, and it is so great to see what’s going on inside the house!

  44. Jo Anne says:

    Making a house quilt has been on my “to do” list for a long time. This will make a perfect start.

  45. JudiC says:

    Loved this issue & all the different personalities of the houses.

  46. Karen Thurn says:

    I love house blocks and it’s so fun to see all the different versions.

  47. Sigi G says:

    You don’t know how happy I am that this block has been featured again with all the different fabric versions – now in your magazine. I love house blocks and especially this one as it reminds me of our first home my husband and I purchased together and where all our little ones grew up. Thank you for this giveaway and all the free patterns you have offered. (I’ve been making coasters using the baby house block pattern – love them).

  48. Kristin S. says:

    Love house blocks! I think it’s a neat idea to use it as the center in a medallion quilt.

  49. Emily C says:

    I love all the houses, they are so cute. I also love that they are customizable, just by changing the fabric you can make it your own house.

  50. Karlene says:

    Have to agree with you that it is such an adorable block—and I love the windows too.

  51. Betsy says:

    All the blocks have been amazing!

  52. KT says:

    Great block–love the fabric she chose for the windows!

  53. Martina says:

    So cute! Love the windowfabrics!

  54. Karen Propes says:

    Love the block, what a better way to remember how we lived in a neighborhood growing up. You can decorate the blocks with memories from friends and neighbors, or just do a plain quilt with all the house blocks. Makes the homes look so welcoming.

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