You probably already know that the quilting industry is a tight-knit community. Many quilting businesses collaborate with each other to bring you new and interesting products. We have the pleasure and privilege of working with the folks at Quiltmaker magazine to bring you the new book 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine.
I have the personal pleasure of working with June Dudley at every Quilt Market. June is the Editor in Chief of Quiltmaker and is delightful to hang out with, like we did in Kansas City last week. She’s always got a twinkle in her eye, like she’s up to some mischief, and is always brimming with ideas. I invited her to be a guest blogger today at Stitch This!, and she had the brilliant idea of adding a very special giveaway to her post! I’m so happy to introduce June as our guest blogger today.
200 Blocks: Unleash Your Creativity!
Do you love to collect patterns? Books filled with quilt-block patterns provide a limitless supply of inspiration. “What if I change these colors? What if I combine those two quilting blocks? What if I quilt that design instead of appliquéing it?” Can’t you just hear the wheels turning?
When Quiltmaker first set out to gather 100 quilt-block patterns from 100 different designers, we weren’t sure how many we would get. But then the submissions started pouring in and we knew we had a winning idea. The first newsstand-only volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers launched in November 2009 and soon sold out. We started right away to gather new quilt-block patterns from more designers for Volume 2.
We’ve now collaborated with Martingale to combine all 200 blocks from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volumes 1 and 2 into one inspiring book! In 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine, you’ll find original blocks from Eleanor Burns, Karen Combs, Scott Murkin, Heidi Pridemore, Jackie Robinson, Gudrun Erla, Bonnie Hunter, Marsha McCloskey, Jo Morton, Carrie Nelson, Anita Grossman Solomon, and so many more of your favorite quilt designers. See 100 Blocks Volume 1 and 100 Blocks Volume 2 for full listings of all the designers included in this fabulous collection.
The blocks all finish at 12″. You’ll find easy blocks, challenging blocks, miniature works of art, blocks for a fast baby gift, or blocks for an heirloom wedding quilt. The blocks are divided into handy categories by technique: appliqué, foundation pieced, mixed-media, and pieced. The pattern elements are all contained on a handy CD. There is something for everyone in this treasure trove of creativity.
Quiltmakers who have discovered the 100 Blocks magazines have said:
“I have made the ‘Tumbler Star’ from 100 Blocks Vol. 2. I made blocks for a Quilt of Valor event, and this star was just perfect. And it looks great in red, white, and blue.” –Joanna
“I made 5 small wall hangings with the ‘Isabelle’ block from 100 Blocks Volume 1 for Christmas gifts that year, and they were wonderful. Plus I taught my nine- and seven-year-old boys to sew with the ‘Jungle Boogie’ block from one of the 100 Blocks issues too (also in 100 Blocks Volume 1).” –Leanne
If you missed these special newsstand-only issues the first time around, this is your chance to have all these blocks in print with this fantastic new book.
And what would a book launch be without a chance to win some copies? We’re giving away five hot-off-the-press copies of 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine AND each book also comes with a much-coveted pair of 100 Blocks mugs from Volumes 1 and 2! Enter to win at quiltmaker.com by midnight on Monday, June 4.
This contest is now closed.
We’re pleased to announce the following winners, who each received a copy of 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine and a complete set of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks coffee mugs. What a win!
Mark Lively from Port Matilda, PA; Joan Rodriguez from Merced, CA; Mary Alsop from Eden Prairie, MN; Sharon Hicks from Baton Rouge, LA; Kris Searle from Green Bay, WI.