May 11, 2015

Anniversary Winner and Giveaway

Good Monday, everyone! It is a beautiful day here in Utah after a week of cloudy and rainy weather (and lots of rain we need!). Perfect day to announce the winner of last week's giveaway, and to launch another one:


$25 Gift Certificate

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Set #1: 15
Congrats to 10 years of quilting! My mom hooked me on the quilting train when I was a teenager about 13 or 14 I think. Ironically while I'm still driving with this train my mom now get most of the quilts I'm making but I still wait for the one she started to make for me shortly after she started quilting (about 20 years ago). 

 Congratulations, Hildy!You will be getting an email from me shortly.

As for me, I am still going down memory lane and looking at the quilts I made since 2005. This one is called Arabian Nights II (see original post here). I designed it and made it in 2012 after I took classes on how to use Quiltsmart products. Up to that time, I had not made the Drunkard's Path block because I did not want to stitch circles...

I designed another one using Drunkard's Path and only two fabrics, red and white. The picture I have is not that great so I will be taking another one and showing it to you next week.

In the meantime, this week's giveaway in celebration of my 10th Anniversary as a quilter is provided by Martingale:


An eVersion book of your choice! Just go to Martingale's site and choose your book, making sure it does has an eVersion (most of them do). Here is today's question [added belatedly!]: Do you prefer piecing the old fashioned way, or using products that provide shortcuts? Which product?

As before, to enter the giveaway leave a comment (leave another one to tell me you follow my blog for an extra chance to win), and if you are a no-reply blogger, make sure to leave your email address (you can write it like this so you won't get spam emails: mary(at)everywhere(dot)com). The giveaway ends this Friday, May 15, at 5pm, and the winner will be announced on Monday, May 18 (when we will have another giveaway).

I hope you have a great day and get a lot of quilting done!


105 comments:

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I avoided sewing curves for years, but after making a couple quilts, I was surprised that they weren't that difficult. Now my hang up is cutting them out!

paulette said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful give away!! Have a great week!
Paulette

Sarah said...

If I won I would pick Civil War Legacies II. I haven't seen it in my local stores but it looks like it has some gorgeous patterns! thanks for the chance to win!!

Beth said...

Not sure I know what the old fashioned way is - my great aunt quilted using scissors and hand needle, and I sure appreciate my rotary cutter and sewing machine!

Beth said...

I follow you by email

Laura said...

I follow your blog by email.

Laura said...

I certainly like to use rulers instead of cutting out plastic templates or attempting to cut strips with scissors - oh, my to that. Congrats on your anniversary and have a great week.

lalaluu said...

Shortcuts, please! I want to make the most of my quilting time. Pre-cuts and rulers that help you make traditional blocks - the easy way!

lalaluu said...

I follow your blog via e-mail.

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I really appreciate a good giveaway

Martina said...

I piece the old fashion way but enjoy to have some shortcuts too.

Martina said...

I am a follower by email.
Hugs and congratulations! martina

Hildy said...

If you mean by the old way using scissors and hand-piecing then no, no I don't use the old ways. I love my sewing machine and my cutting mat and rotary cutter and rulers. But I don't need things like fancy rulers (one for every project) or things like Accu-cutter either. And I love precuts! What I love especially is making old quilts with modern fabrics and I would love the ebook 'Civil War Remembered'.

Hildy said...

I follow you by email.

Beth Strand said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! I would love the Civil War Legacy book and, as for technique, it depends. I prefer cutting triangle shapes to doing fold-over corners but I love most every other new technique! pbstrand@msn.com

Beth Strand said...

Oh, and I follow by email. pbstrand@msn.com

KaHolly said...

Congrats! I prefer to piece the old way. It's the process that I find the most enjoyable!

KaHolly said...

I follow you via email notification!

Joy said...

I've been quilting for three years and have so many quilts I want to make yet. I'll be at it for many years to come. I have a great group of friends I quilt with on Tuesdays which has been so good for me as an individual and as a quilter. 10 years goes by quickly.

Joy said...

I follow you by email. It's my preferred method..

A Nudge said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Denise! Your Arabian Nights quilt is so lovely. I've enjoyed making Quiltsmart quilts. They take a lot of stress out of some patterns. Thanks for the chance!

JanetD said...

Congratulations! I have a drunkards path in the UFO pile, I should get back to it.

JanetD said...

I follow via email.

ipatchandquilt said...

I love the book " Feathers that fly" ! It is on my wishlist!!!
Lately I have been using a gluestick while paperpiecing complex starblocks to make sure the fabric in the points doesn't shift while sewing.
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Denise! I would love to win "Civil War Remembered - 19 Quilts Using Reproduction Fabrics" ebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
sfernkopf@yahoo.com

Nanbon44 said...

my Mom would have loved all the new time saving goodies we have today.. I am lucky to have a rotary cutter, Accuquilt die cutter, plastic templates, computerized sewing machines, precut fabrics, and all the wonderful books and ideas available today

Anonymous said...

I just signed up to receive your blog posts by email. I look forward to reading your blog.
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ipatchandquilt said...
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ipatchandquilt said...

I follow you through email!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Sheila said...

I forgot to add that I like piecing with the new shortcuts - most of the time. I started quilting before rotary cutters were big - so I enjoy the quick way to cut fabric now. I'm also really into using any "new" rulers that help the cutting go faster.
sfernkopf@yahoo.com

minibea12 said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I prefer to piece the traditional way. I love Martingale books! I'd love to have Happy-gurumi - 20 Super Cute Amigurumi Toys to Crochet By Vanessa Chan!
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minibea12 said...

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Quilting Tangent said...

The Big Book of Nickel Quilts is my choice. I started the old way and slowly learning the new ways.
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Quilting Tangent said...

Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on your quilting anniversary! I would choose a book from Martingale's quilting designs category. I'm all for shortcuts as long as I like the result.

MoeWest said...

I follow with bloglovin

mlisshouston said...

Happy Anniversary

mlisshouston said...

I follow by email

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

PARABÉNS!!!!!!Eu faço tudo a mão,não tenho nada dessas novidades...corto com tesouras,faço contas e chego np "molde" feito no papelão,costura na máquina mas, adoro costurar a mão.Acho que só eu ainda não tem novidades de costureiras....Fui no martingale ...Gostaria de esposa de fazendeiro e guerra civil,só para fazer em papel,da maneira dos hex´gonos rsrs gosto da trabalheira que dá.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu te sigo blogovim,email e gfc

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. If I won, I would like the Make it, Take it book. I like to work on projects with friends. And I think these wouldn't take too much time to finish.

Kathy H said...

I follow you through email.

Alexis Borsboom said...

I'd choose Cast on Bind off. Yes, knitting.....

I like old fashioned methods.

t_ktl at yahoo.com

Alexis Borsboom said...

I follow by email.

t_ktl at yahoo.com

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for giving presents on your anniversary.

Cecilia said...

I follow via email.

Jacque said...

Howdy and congratulations! What a neat giveaway, and so hard to choose. I would be torn between Pat Sloan's applique book, and Melissa Corry's Irish chain book. LOL I mostly do things the old ways, but I do love my rotary cutter and mat!

Jacque said...

I love it when your posts pop up in my inbox....that's how I follow you!

Anonymous said...

I'm newish to quilting so I'm piecing the old fashioned way (and am doing fairly simple piecing!), but I'm open to anything that helps me learn more! Martingale has so many awesome books- maybe Think Big. Thanks! crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I receive your email updates! Thanks! crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

GranChris said...

Quiltmakers Essentials 2 or Irish Chain. Love them both.

GranChris said...

I receive your E-mails

Lisa E said...

I like to strip piece. (Is that old or new?) I would pick the book "Simple Circles and Quick Curves". Thanks!!!

Suze said...

I adore my rotary cutter. I consider that new compared to creating templates for each piece, tracing onto the fabric with pencil around each template, cutting each piece of fabric with scissors, and hand piecing and hand quilting everything.

Suze said...

I follow via Bloglovin'.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congrats Denise!!!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow via GFC

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...
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Allison CB said...

Anything I can do to speed cutting and accuracy I do!!! Love the rotary cutter and specialty rulers like the stripology ruler!

Linda said...

FOLLOW>BLOGLOVIN'
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Allison CB said...

i follow on bloglovin!

Linda said...

CONGRATS!
LOVE BOTH METHODS>TRADITIONAL PIECING STILL MY FAVORITE!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am an email follower!!!!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Following via email

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Lee said...

I love this book:Civil War Remembered - 19 Quilts Using Reproduction Fabrics Thank you!

Lee said...

I follow with email!

Vera said...

I would go with Stack, Shuffle, and Slide - A New Technique for Stack the Deck Quilts
By Karla Alexander. I prefer to piece the old way since the products are either not available or too expensive on our market. Thanks.

Diann said...

I like to use rotary cutters with the rulers that go with them. That's as modern as I usually get with my shortcuts. My first quilt, I made cardboard templates and traced around them. That was a long time ago!
If I were lucky enough to win, I would choose the book "Sew Merry and Bright".

Diann said...

I follow by email.

Kathy E. said...

I do enjoy my rotary cutter and quilting rulers when I piece. It just makes it more accurate and easier. Cutting is my least favorite part! I looked at several books on Martingdale's site and chose this one:
Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe

Kathy E. said...

I am a fpllower of yours by email and on Bloglovin'!

java diva said...

I've been a follower! Happy anniversary!

java diva said...

I prefer to piece with precuts. I don't cut very accurately, so every little shortcut that there is helps me tremendously.
I have had my eye on Patchwork Loves Embroidery, thank you for your giveaway!

vicki said...

Oh, shortcuts, definitely! I can't cut straight with two rulers. Lol I like the new hexagn book and patchwork loves embroidery. Thanks for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

I follow via email vickise at gmail dot com

Tamie said...

I'm following on BL.

Tamie said...

Love your Arabian Nights. I haven't really tackled curves yet.

Debby said...

I follow you by email.

Debby said...

I like to spray baste quilts instead of pinning or basting

Allison C said...

I guess traditional, but I'm always open to trying new things

Lyn said...

I love to use my Accuquilt to cut blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lyn said...

Yes I follow you by e-mail. I enjoy your blog! Happy Anniversary!

jeifner said...

I prefer improv blocks or paper piecing. Why fuss around with tiny little points when there's a way to get them perfect. And it's already cloudy again and looking like its going to rain :)

Pauline Perry said...

Happy Anniversary! Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the colours. I would quilt using the old fashioned way - meaning with sewing needle and thread, and cutting out each shape by hand etc. - but I am glad we have rotary cutters and sewing machines that way we can make more! I really appreciate handmade work and the time it takes to make. There are so many books at Martingale that I would love to have - thanks for the chance to win one.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Pauline Perry said...

I follow your blog via email and I enjoy it very much.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

usagypsy said...

I really haven't had the opportunity to use any of the shortcut products. But I'm willing to try. Anything to make my life a little easier :)

usagypsy said...

I follow by email.

Dawn said...

I prefer modern conveniences of rotary cutters and mats and of course the sewing machine.
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Dawn said...

I follow you via email. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheila said...

I guess I am an old fashion gal , I like to piece traditionally although I am not opposed to using short cuts either . Congrats on your anniversary .

Sheila said...

I follow by email :-)

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Hello from Minnesota! Does foundation piecing count as a non-traditional tool? It's my favorite.

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

I follow by email.

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

I follow by email.

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Hello from Minnesota! Does foundation piecing count as a non-traditional tool? It's my favorite.

Lisa Marie said...

I don't generally do anything that uses templates, and I prefer paper piecing over most other things. Of course I use plenty of modern tools. The book I like is Quilts Made with Love - To Celebrate, Comfort, and Show You Care.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog by email and GFC.

Veronika said...

I follow by email

Veronika said...

I'm all about the shortcuts- specialty rulers and spinning mats and precuts please!

Gill said...

I like the look of Style and Swing by Susie Dunlop
I like shortcuts - chain piecing is my favourite

Gill said...

Email and GFC follower

Just Quilt It said...

The new rulers and rotary cutters make piecing so much easier that when I began quilting, about 43 years ago. Thank you for hosting a great giveaway and congratulations on your anniversary!

Katy M said...

I love the new rulers for measuring but still haven't got the hang of my rotary cutter so I've probaably got a foot in both camps! x

Katy M said...

I follow you on bloglovin x

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