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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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:

  1. 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!

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

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  3. 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!!

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  4. 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!

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  5. I follow your blog by email.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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!

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  8. I follow your blog via e-mail.

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  9. Congratulations on your anniversary. I really appreciate a good giveaway

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

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

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  12. 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'.

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  13. 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

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

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

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  16. I follow you via email notification!

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  17. 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.

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

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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    1. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. I just signed up to receive your blog posts by email. I look forward to reading your blog.
    sfernkopf@yahoo.com

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

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  27. 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!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  28. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  29. The Big Book of Nickel Quilts is my choice. I started the old way and slowly learning the new ways.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  30. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. 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.

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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.

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

    I like old fashioned methods.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  35. I follow by email.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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

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  37. 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!

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

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  39. 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

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

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  41. Quiltmakers Essentials 2 or Irish Chain. Love them both.

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

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  43. 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.

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

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  46. FOLLOW>BLOGLOVIN'
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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

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

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  49. 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.

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  50. 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".

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  51. 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

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

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  53. I've been a follower! Happy anniversary!

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  54. 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!

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  55. 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

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  56. I follow via email vickise at gmail dot com

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

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  58. I like to spray baste quilts instead of pinning or basting

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

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

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

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  62. 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 :)

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  63. 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

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

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  65. 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 :)

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  66. I prefer modern conveniences of rotary cutters and mats and of course the sewing machine.
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  68. 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 .

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

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

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  71. 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.

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  72. I follow your blog by email and GFC.

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

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

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  75. 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!

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  76. 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

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  77. I follow you on bloglovin x

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