2014 quilt calendars are here! (+ giveaway and sale)

Happy New Year! This week we’re releasing our annual trio of quilt calendars for the new year on the way—three beautiful wall calendars featuring the best quilts of today. Back in 2001, a single quilt calendar was what we offered, but over the years demand has skyrocketed. Turns out quilters love keeping track of their days while staying inspired every month!

2014 quilting calendars

In each 2014 quilting calendar you’ll enjoy spectacular quilts that you can admire throughout the year, from famed designers. Plus, you’ll have just the right place to record the next guild meeting, quilt show, and shop hop. Choose your favorite quilt calendar today and enjoy a limited-time offer:

Get 50% off 365 Quilt-Block Patterns when you buy a new 2014 calendar

Learn more about the 365 Quilt-Block Patterns Perpetual Calendar below.

All four calendars make fabulous quilter-to-quilter gifts (a no-brainer for the quilter who has it all). Take your pick—which calendar will inspire you in 2014?

1. That Patchwork Place® Quilt Calendar 2014

That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2014 It’s back—and thousands of quilters look forward to its release every year. Get the calendar that features the best of today’s quilts from Martingale books, plus complete instructions for making each design as well! Enjoy quilts from superstar designers like Kim Diehl, Sally Schneider, Amy Ellis, Jill Finley, Kim Brackett, and Julie Herman. Stitch up projects from the calendar any time you like, using the enclosed pullout pattern booklet.

From That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2014

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2. At Home with Country Quilts 2014 Calendar

At Home with Country Quilts 2014 Calendar Wrap yourself up in delightful, down-home country quilts all year long! Hang this calendar wherever you want to feel warm, cozy, and inspired to quilt. Featured quilts come from popular designer Cheryl Wall’s two bestselling books, At Home with Country Quilts and Country Comforts.

From the At Home with Country Quilts 2014 Calendar

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3. Award-Winning Quilts 2014 Calendar

Award-Winning Quilts 2014 Calendar Enjoy a jaw-dropping quilt show in the comfort of your home! The breathtaking designs in this calendar are award winners from the “Quilts: A World of Beauty” judged show. Thirteen exciting works come from such admired quiltmakers as Caryl Bryer Fallert, Ricky Tims, Kiyomi Takayanagi, and Mariya Waters.

From the Award-Winning Quilts 2014 Calendar

Order the Award-Winning Quilts 2014 Calendar now and get the 365 Quilt-Block Patterns Perpetual Calendar for 50% off.

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365 Quilt-Block Patterns Perpetual CalendarOwn the popular calendar that contains a whopping 365 inspiring quilt-block patterns, all in a handy flip-calendar format that can be used year after year. Featuring patchwork designs only, block sizes range from 6″ to 14″ and spotlight familiar favorites (Monkey Wrench, Bear’s Paw, Flying Geese) as well as uncommon designs (Birthday Cake, Wagon Tracks, Swamp Angel). Each pattern in this must-have quilting resource includes a color illustration, lettered line drawing, and cutting instructions.

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Take advantage of this week’s quilting-calendar sale now and start building inspiration for next year—and many years to come!

Are you looking forward to your next year of quiltmaking? Tell us what your patchwork plans are for 2014 in the comments and you could win a copy of ALL THREE 2014 calendars! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you now by email if you win.

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Discount applied at checkout. Offer ends at midnight on August 21, 2013.

198 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I have a new long arm machine. My goal in 2014 is to become proficient in its use and to quilt the closet full of tops that I have.

    —DebrafromMD on August 15, 2013
  • I must get the calendar AT Home With Country Quilts as I saw those quilts up close while I quilted them! How fun to Cheryl’s quilts go from a fantastic published book to this gorgeous calendar! My plans for quilting next year are simple…there will be quilts to quilt for another book, wedding quilt to make, and then the numerous QALs I try to keep up with! Never enough time of course!

    Mary Flynn on August 15, 2013
  • I’m hoping 2014 will be a productive year for me. After having wrist surgery in Dec of 2012, not much has been happening in the way of quilting. The calendars are so pretty, and would be such a great source of inspiration.

    Jocelyn on August 15, 2013
  • Those calenders look great. I am going to put them on my wish list.

    —Colleen Bartell on August 15, 2013
  • Each of these four calendars are really amazing; how fun it would be to try to make one complete quilt with inspiration from them…I will count that as a plan!

    —carol on August 15, 2013

    —LINDA on August 15, 2013
  • I plan on finishing my grandmother’s flower garden quilt and move on to a new technique, needle turn applique. Every year or so I try to challenge myself with a quilting technique, this year it has been english paper piecing and now I’m crazy about it! I love finding a new passion, learning something new, and with each new technique my overall quilting skills improve.

    —Nicole on August 15, 2013
  • In 2014 I look forward to a new hand piecing project as my current ones will all be completed before Christmas. I have started looking for a new project but don’t want to decide yet as I ended up with four hand piecing projects last time and would like to focus on just one this time to leave me more time for my machine quilting. For years the quilt calendars have graced the wall of my sewing room and I look forward to a new one for 2014. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in a giveaway.

    —Audrey on August 15, 2013
  • I want to be better about making more charity quilts. In 2010, I made two, in 2011, I made three, last year none. Working on one for this year. So I want to be more consistent with my charity quilts. I have started to get out of my box more and although scary, it has been quite rewarding. Did applique for the first time this year and OMG, I love it. Will continue to add this to my list of quilts that resides in my head.

    —Holly on August 15, 2013
  • My plans are to learn something new. English paper piecing is next. Thanks

    —Debbie H on August 15, 2013
  • Wow! I’m still trying to complete my 2013 projects. It’s too soon for me to even think about 2014….yet. Hmmmmm, maybe not.

    —Mary on August 15, 2013
  • My plans for 2014 with quilting is to continue my two country quilting adventures. I live between Newcastle, Australia and Witbank in South Africa . I have made lots of new friends in both cities. Quilting is fun even if you can’t speak Afrcaans!!!!!!The women who quilt are such lovely people
    I am planning on making another hand embroidered quilt maybe with a french theme as am hoping to go there later this year.

    —Lynda on August 15, 2013
  • I want to perfect the skills that I enjoy. Up to now I never was so precise with my matching seams and proper pressing as I am now. So, I will keep on keeping on until I get the results I want and then move to another block type. Right now I have pinwheels all over my room. In 2014 I really want to keep this going and then find the proper storage for these blocks until the project pops into my head. (Tee hee!!) Thanks for the chance.

    —jane on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to continue to work on appliquw projects as well as simpler baby quilts. I always have projects in several stages of completion. I’ll probably had quilt my chicken quilt next year.

    —Barbara Ostrander on August 15, 2013
  • Plans are such an evolving ideal. I do need to make a quilt for my youngest son – he ask for one!! Wants it big, warm and warm colored – beyond that I do things as they grab me and say "get me done!!". I love making table runners since they a quick and easy to learn new techniques. I also have a few UFO’s that need some attention but more than willing to be distracted by new classes, books and ideas.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on August 15, 2013
  • I have been thinking about 2014 already and my plans are to work on some UFOs, maybe do a sew along from someone’s blog and start a new applique quilt.

    Carrie P. on August 15, 2013
  • Next year, I plan to make more seasonal wall hangings, a plaid quilt,a Kansas Troubles quilt and hope to finally summon up my courage to try a needle-turn applique project! Thank you for this opportunity to win the calendars — they look awesome!

    Susan Mulvihill on August 15, 2013
  • My patchwork plans consist of finishing up all my UFOs from various pattern books that I purchased over the last couple of years. I have a couple of Kim Brackett books that I bought last year and started at least 3 of her quilts but never finished. Those are on my 2014 list of things to do!

    —Nancy on August 15, 2013
  • My main goal for 2014 is to complete the Block of the Month quilt blocks that I’m working on this year with my local quilt shop. It’s so easy to just finish those 12 blocks and not finish the quilt! My goal is to keep on even after the class is over.

    Deb on August 15, 2013
  • Plans??? We’re supposed to have plans? Why did no one ever tell me this?? I’ve been winging it all this time but, you know, winging it is fun so, I guess I’ll just keep right on doing that! Honestly, I do want to do two queen size quilts next year but, haven’t decided on the designs yet. We’ll see what time and money allows!

    —Sheila on August 15, 2013
  • i would love to win any of these awesome calenders.

    —vickster on August 15, 2013
  • Finishing some of the many quilt tops that I have made is one of my goals for 2014 but there may be several new quilts since I am always drawn to new inspirations for a new quilt project. I just love the creative outlet that quilting brings.

    —Diana Cruz on August 15, 2013
  • My 2014 plans are to quilt more which are my usual plans. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. I do what I am can!

    —Donna on August 15, 2013
  • In 2014 I plan to continue my quest to finish at least one UFO per month as well as have as much fun as possible with new projects.

    —Mary on August 15, 2013
  • I can’t wait to really spend some time sewing and quilting. I really want to finish some projects, play with my new machine and make a bunch of charity quilts.

    —Sharon A on August 15, 2013
  • I have 80+ UFOs and pledge to get at least 10 of them done next year. However, I also will be starting new projects–there are too many in my head to wait until the UFOs are all done!

    —Jill Ellis on August 15, 2013
  • yes I’m looking forward to quilting my way through 2014 – hoping to improve my skills especially FMQ – completing my UFO’s as well as starting new projects – would love to win these calendars they look fabulous

    —Karon Henderson on August 15, 2013
  • Definitely finish the HST quilt for a queen size bed that needs to get done. This year I have other quilting obligations so it looks like that one will be bumped to 2014. All the calendars are lovely, thanks.

    DianeH on August 15, 2013
  • I don’t generally plan too far ahead for quilting projects. So I haven’t thought about 2014. I have lots of fabric and lots of ideas so I’ll just keep sewing and see what I can do!

    —Lisa Marie on August 15, 2013
  • I look forward to moving and setting up my own sewing room and starting on new projects.

    Nita on August 15, 2013
  • As far as I know, I don’t have a "celebration quilt" to do in 2014; so will concentrate on quilting for ME, ME, ME! Pillows, a new lap throw or two, and a new bed quilt are at the top of the list. Maybe I will squeeze in a little time for UFOs.

    —Deb Mac on August 15, 2013
  • For me, 2014 will be the year of the alphabet. I have an old fashioned alphabet quilt pattern to work on, a modern alphabet quilt pattern and a pattern with typewriter style letters that I want to make. Plus several other quilts that are centered around words and/or letters. Mostly pieced. I can hardly wait! Guess I better finish up some of this years WIPS so I’ll be ready to go!

    —Sherryl on August 15, 2013
  • My quilty plans for 2014 is to do more!! I had a lot of crochet projects to do this year. I have just finished the "have-to’s", now I will get a chance at the "want-to’s"!!

    I may even actually make a dent in my stash and UFO pile…especially if I am lucky enough to win this great give-away. That’s all I need, more inspiration and ideas.

    Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes.


    —Beth Scott on August 15, 2013
  • I have 2013 and it is a big problem for me as I keep getting inspiration and starting new projects. Oh when will I finish? Love all the quilts and blocks. Got to move on to 2014!

    —JulesMcTool on August 15, 2013
  • I made a king size Puzzle Pieces quilt for my daughter and husband. Now I am thinking of trying a appliqued Star quilt for my other daughter. Kind of a starry night look to it.

    —Kim Waknitz on August 15, 2013
  • My quilting plans for 2014 are to finish (actually FINISH) a few things. Not because I am being good, but because I am out of space for all my UFO’s! All three look like lovely calendars–thanks for the chance to win!

    —Donna on August 15, 2013
  • My intention this summer was to get all the UFO’s quilted. Well unfortunately due to several deaths and other unforeseen problems, I was not able to get much done at all this summer. So, I am looking forward to 2014. I would like to finish most of the tops and start on a quilt for ME!!! Yeah, time to do something for myself. It is a President’s quilt Lincoln and all the civil war fabrics I love. I plan to get started with my Christmas gifts now, so the UFO’s will have to wait. Come next year, hopefully everyone will be fine and my health issues behind me. Looking forward to a new year

    —Marguerite Namdar on August 15, 2013
  • My quilt plans for 2014 is to make as amny quilts as the year will allow. In 2013 I managed to catch up on all my UFOs so I am ready for 2014’s challenge.

    —Richard Levin on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to do 3 quilt kits that I have already purchased. These are kits for large bed sized projects. Then I plan to cut into my stash.

    —Linda on August 15, 2013
  • In 1995 I bought a quilt book entitled "The Collectibles Quilt" by Wendy Etzel. I was absolutely bonkers over the idea of making a bookcase out of fabric and having it look so real. I began to collect fabrics for what I knew one day I would make, looking for just the "right" ones. The techniques were beyond my capabilities at that point, I had made my first quilt only 2 years before and only a couple more before buyng the book. I stored everything for the quilt in its own bin and kept adding to it over the years. Over those same years, I gained knowledge in piecing, quilting, and applique techniques so I know I can be comfortable in designing the bookcase and all the items that will be on the shelves. Just recently, I found the perfect woodgrain fabric with which to make the bookcase. None of the others I bought previously were "right" enough. I finished up the quilts I had to make and am down to just three more and then I can start on my bookcase quilt. That should be just around January of 2014. Almost twenty years have gone by and a lot of quilts made, but my first one of 2014 will be the bookcase quilt.That is how I plan to start off my new year of quilting.

    —Carol Fetsco on August 15, 2013
  • Continuing to quilt at every chance I get and finish a load of UFO’s.

    —Karen A on August 15, 2013
  • I have 6 quilts that were started on cruises and 1 more I bought the fabric for a magazine pattern. I would love to win a calendar so I can map out my plan of action!

    —Pat on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to be more involved with the quilt guild I belong to. With the Opportunity Quilt as well as the charity quilts, and quilt show. It is a large guild with lots of activities.

    —Susan on August 15, 2013
  • My 2014& 2015 quilt plans are to sew as many quilts as I can inorder to use up as much of my fabric as I can Because we are planning to sell our home in 2016 and become RV travelers. Which means I will no longer have my 36 x 38 sewing room and my husband told me there wasn’t a trailer big enough to put behind our RV for all my Quilt Items. So between now and 2016 I am going to be nothing but a sew n sew. However I can take the winning calenders with me where ever I go. Plus I will still have my Janome sew n embroidery machine which means I will be able to plan a least 3 quilts a year using the information in the calenders. Cool Give Away and I truly hope I will be the blessed winner
    and Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Gloria S on August 15, 2013
  • My "must do" plan for 2014 is to finish the quilt I started for my partner. He has just (in the last week) been put on the waiting list for a double lung transplant. I want to have it finished so it’s on the bed for him to enjoy while he waits for surgery.

    —Beth Griffiths on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to continue making Quilts of Valor. I also hope to complete several partial BOM’s I have on hand and a few UFO’s. I have a supply of patterns ear-marked to try in the near future.

    Barbara Winkler on August 15, 2013
  • I want to try my hand at embroidery & some hand quilting. Have a great pattern I want to make for my sister but have been putting it off. 2014 is the year I will do it!!

    —Carol Gearey on August 15, 2013
  • I need (REALLY NEED) to make several scrappy quilts this coming year or my stash may bury me! I donated a lot of fabric to the Shriners’ Hospital pillowcase charity, but I still have a lot. Of course I also have yardage that is looking for just the right pattern. These calendars would certainly give me the impetus I need to get quilting!

    —Roberta Kennedy on August 15, 2013
  • I’m trying to get more quilts completed instead of starting a new project every time I see a great fabric or new pattern.

    —LeAnne L on August 15, 2013
  • My plans are to start making projects using my batik scrap stash!

    —Pam on August 15, 2013
  • I have visions of marvelous quilts swirling through my head that I have lined up to make next year … I’m trying to finish up all the kits and flimsies that I’ve worked up. haven’t had a calendar loaded with patterns for the year, though. that might encourage me to make and complete each one for the month!

    ritainalaska on August 15, 2013
  • I have 3 UFO’s and 2 birthday quilts to make so far. Winning would give me inspiration to make more quilts and donate them. I’m hoping that the featured quilts would have patterns too. Then after that year is up I could place the quilt photos behind glass and hang in my studio and around my home.

    —Brenda Randell on August 15, 2013
  • Most of my quilting is small "cuddle" quilts for children that will be given to charities, because I have no youngsters in my family. I am determined to use some of my stash.

    —Sharon on August 15, 2013
  • That seems so far away yet I know it will be here before I know it! My plan is to continue to work on some of the UFO’s I have here. I have been trying this year to finish at least one UFO before I start a new quilt. So far this year I have finished several long term projects and that feels really good!

    —Ellie on August 15, 2013
  • Most of my quilting will be small "cuddle" quilts for children to be given to charities because I have no youngters in my family. I am determined to use some of my stash, but I will still be shopping. Who can resist new, beautiful fabrics?

    —Sharon on August 15, 2013
  • I keep track of what I’m working on and plans for new things in the new year. I try to complete one UFO before starting a new project, not always sucessful! I’ve been leaning towards a series of basket quilts for 2014. Thank you, Linda

    Linda Sterle on August 15, 2013
  • I would like to try to make one quilt from each book I own, and although that probably isn’t possible, I think I’ll start in Jan. and see how far I get.

    Wanda on August 15, 2013
  • Gosh, thinking that far a head is difficult, I have started selling some of my work so my plans for next year is to try and sell lots more! Thanks for the giveaway love the 365 quilt block patterns. Linda

    Sunnybec on August 15, 2013
  • Since I’m now down to the wire on the number of Christmas presents I can get made, I have two things that I MUST DO in 2014. I have been working for a long time on two special quilts for my husband and myself, and I plan to get them finished, no matter what. Wait. I’m sure I said that about this time last year………..

    —Cheryl Gunderson on August 15, 2013
  • What a question!! I hope I can get "something" done, seems I’m in a no production rut. Actually , I want to help my 11 year old granddaughter make a tree skirt and a backpack for the 9 year old gd. Anything to keep the hobby growing.

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on August 15, 2013
  • Id like to make a quilt with my girls for the next baby.

    —Sunnie on August 15, 2013
  • My goal for 2014 is to finish a lot of my UFO’s – they are too many to count. My problem is I see a wonderful pattern, find the fabric and I must make it. Once the top is done I am off to another project. Even if I finish one UFO a month, it will take me years to complete the ones I have now, not to mention the ones I will be making in the meantime. I love quilting, it is my passion, it lets me be creative and just relax and enjoy. I am in several groups and they all inspire you to do different things, Civil War Club, Scrap Club, Charity quilting and of course my guild. All of the calendars are wonderful and would love any of them, the patterns shown really inspire me to run to my machine and start sewing.

    —connie on August 15, 2013
  • I hope to attack all the fabric I accumulated in the past year soon as I am recently out of the hospital with heart issues and tire easily but I have high hopes and plans as I am getting stronger! yeah! That was a life changing event and I need to think about changing my sewing style and work that bucket list and start it now! Life is dear and I got to realize how short it really is and I definitely have a list!

    —diane on August 15, 2013
  • My quilt plans for 2014 are to finish a UFO for every new quilt that I make. Hopefully this will clean up some of the UFOs and those that I still do not care for can be donated to charities that will make good use of them.

    —Jill on August 15, 2013
  • I love the International Quilt calendar! It would be like having a museum quality quilt on my wall each month. Thanks for the give-away!

    —Cheryl Sedlar on August 15, 2013
  • Always lots of plans for quilting! I make way more quilts in my head than I can with my hands! Plan on quilty gifts for friends and family plus that special quilt for my bed 🙂

    —Kathleen King on August 15, 2013
  • My plans for 2014 are to try to make a quilt a month for my Soldier Appreciation group. We are sponsored by the American Legion and send quilts to the wounded soldiers in Afghanistan, as well as neck coolers in the hot months for the fighting soldiers. This year I have been crocheting at least one a month of prayer shawls as well, but I would like to make more quilts next year.

    —Madeline on August 15, 2013
  • I am so excited to be able to do more quilt tops next year since I have a better quilter now. That means I can quilt faster and better and get more done for myself!

    Jane on August 15, 2013
  • I am looking forward to being back in my sewing room, after being unable to sew because of an illness. I have lots of projects planned.

    —Nancy Bennett on August 15, 2013
  • Like every year, I would love to knock down my UFO pile next year. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Sandy N on August 15, 2013
  • My 2014 plans are to spend more time in my sewing room! I really want to make a Bargello quilt, so that is one of my goals for next year. Thanks for the chance to win :).

    —Anita Ezzell on August 15, 2013
  • I look forward to finally finishing some UFO’s; our guild has organized a UFO challenge that lasts a year – it really helps me get things done!

    —Deborah on August 15, 2013
  • Love the calendars. I plan to make a small quilt for back of sofa to use as throw when taking a nap!

    —Sara on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to make more male and boy related quilts for community service in my guild. Make an effort to reduce my stash.
    thank you.

    —sandi gustetter on August 15, 2013
  • Next year I hope to have a new quilting studio where I will be able to create with greater efficiency and organization. I have so many quilts waiting to be quilted, most of them being for charity. Also have lots of art quilts running around in my head just begging to get made. The old adage, ‘so many projects, so little time’ certainly applies. Hopefully my time can be put to productive use.

    —Cindy on August 15, 2013
  • I always have a long list of quilts that I plan to make. It never gets finished or even shorter. For every quilt that I get made I have already added 3 new ideas to the list. At this rate I will never be done quiting. There are always so any new methods and patterns to try, and I want to try them all!!!!!

    —Holly on August 15, 2013
  • This year, so far, I have finished 4 of my UFO’s and donated them to the Quilts Beyond Borders charity. My goals for 2014, is to finish at least 4 of my oldest UFO’s, most of which are queen size, and make both my grandsons and daughter a new quilt. IF I have time, another room in my home will get fully organized with unused items donated to a local charity thift shop.

    I love your calendars. Each month shows a different quilt pattern that helps to inspire me to make it. Oh, I also will have no more UFO’s. Each new quilt will be finished before starting another.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on August 15, 2013
  • My goal for 2014 is to finish off the quilt I am making in memory of my mom. I am using the Mimi Dietrich book "Quilters Diary" to make blocks that represent her life. I will write up a page explaining the meaning behind the blocks, just as Mimi suggests, and attach it to the backing.

    —Bonnie Y on August 15, 2013
  • My 2014 plan is to use the fabrics I have accumulated and make quilts from the patterns I’ve collected. I hope to sort through my fabric collection and match fabrics to patterns. I’ll package up the fabric and pattern and pick one set and start cutting.

    —Judy Allen on August 15, 2013
  • I have lots of ideas for quilts in the new year and my daughter, my son and wife are waiting for the promised comforter! And I was not supposed to look at blogs quilters because I only have new ideas, and do not have time to carry them out! Quilts on the calendar At Home with Country Quilts 2014 Calendar are beautiful. I love the colors and tones and their deceptive simplicity…

    —Mania on August 15, 2013
  • Would love to win, thanks for the chance

    barbara woods on August 15, 2013
  • I would like to try more New techniques next year, and try to be more confident I have so many plans for New projects and I expect to finish them all!

    —gisella on August 15, 2013
  • I am hoping to be able to sew and quilt in 2014. I have a lot of fabric and a ton of ideas. Just hoping family circumstances improve so that I have the time and energy to devote to this. I miss it.

    —Susan on August 15, 2013
  • I love the beauty of all the quilts shown in the calendars. I just saw the IQA Quilt at the Long Beach show and couldn’t stop looking. I hope to finish many things I have started,and then settle down and make a wonderful quilt from each of the calendars!!!!! My goal needs to be met–maybe this will help.

    —Diane Schwarz on August 15, 2013
  • Fellow Quilters: I am the UFO Chairman for my Guild and last year, I had our participants write the year their quilt was started next to its name. Think about what kind of car you drove, the machine you had or the type of clothes you wore to give yourself a better guess, if your UFO quilt is really, really old. One of mine was started in 1984 when I learned to hand piece and hand quilt.

    I gave our Guild monthly challenges to win extra tickets for the year end drawing and a round-to-it reward. If someone finished 4 UFO’s, during that year, including quilting and labels, they not only got 1 ticket for each finished UFO, a second ticket if it qualified for that month’s challenge, but they also received 3 extra tickets for finishing 4 UFO’s. One of our members, this year, has already earned 11 tickets for her finished 4 UFO’s.

    As a suggestion, make yourself a list of your UFO’s including date started, ask a family member to check ALL your UFO’s and give you a monthly challenge, and as you finish one, write on a piece of paper something you want for yourself or for your family and put it inside the "Finished Jar." At the end of the year, ask a neighbor or friend to pull out the winning paper and do whatever is written on it.
    Good luck and have fun quilting, and just for the record; I have more UFO’s than anybody else in my Guild.

    Keep smiling,

    Wonderful idea, Lynnita–great motivation to dig into those UFOs! Thanks for sharing it. ~Jenny

    Lynnita Shipman on August 15, 2013
  • My goal for 2014 is a quilt for each of my grandchildren. That makes 3! Whee…

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Patsy Booher on August 15, 2013
  • Over the past few years, I’ve won some blocks in our quild’s Block of the Month drawing. I’d like to get them made into quilts.

    —gail on August 15, 2013
  • As usual I have great plans to get through a big list of quilts I’d love to make but funnily enough I never seem to get even part way through that list – something else comes along that catches my eye. But I have promised myself that in 2014 I’m going to make a quilt using my late father’s ties and some Japanese fabrics. I’ve already bought the pattern and have a collection of Japanese fabrics and am planning on calling the quilt "East meets West – the ties that bind" in memory of my Dad and his time as a POW during WWII. This will be my No.1 "to do" quilt for 2014.

    —Ros Bickford on August 15, 2013
  • 2014? My plans are to enter an original idea quilt in a major show. It’s a UFO at the moment, but at least it’s in process! The calendars would help keep me on track for entry deadlines!

    —Cindy Stowe on August 15, 2013
  • My plan is to spend the remainder of 2013 finishing UFO’s, so that in 2014 I can concentrate on learning new skills. I’ve spent most of my summer quilting time doing just that, and trying not to start anything new, except a few Christmas gifts.
    I hope that in 2014 I can attempt more ambitious quilts, and perhaps a design or two of my own. My brain is swimming with ideas!

    —Karen on August 15, 2013
  • My plans are for lots of pillows and lap quilts. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

    —Terry on August 15, 2013
  • I would love to make a dresden plate quilt or bargello quilt in 2014.

    —Heather on August 15, 2013
  • In 2014, I am going to work on UFOs and not buy more fabric "just because I like it"!

    —claire on August 15, 2013
  • I have just retired from a "paid" job and plan on spending time getting all the kits and UFO projects that I have in my stash to a more controllable number. (Notice I didn’t say done) I’m starting now with making a lot of baby items for our first grandchild. So I hope in 2014 to see a cleaner and more controlled sewing area. Wish me luck.

    —Rita Scott on August 15, 2013
  • 2014 will be a year of a bed size quilt or two but I hope to do smaller projects also like placemats, pillows, wall hangings, where I can explore areas that are new to me such as free motion quilting, quilt as you go, applique and blocks old and new that I have not tried yet.

    —Nancy on August 15, 2013
  • I hope to make the Warm Winter Nights pattern that’s in my head. I’ve got the fabric….now to cut and sew, etc!

    —Renee on August 15, 2013
  • I’ve been putting several projects ‘on-hold’ as we are in the planning stages of renovating our home. Once we get the permit for the garage and submit plans for the house, we will be moving out while the work is being done. I’ve been in "limbo" for six months now, waiting, and it’s frustrating. I am looking forward to "getting the ball rolling" as I will finally, after 30 years, have my own room to quilt/sew/craft in. Previously I had to share my space in one home with a motorcycle and in our present home with an exercise machine. Neither spaces were very big and now that our daughters have moved out, I’m converting an extra bedroom, just for me. I love the those calendars-what better inspiration than beautiful quilts.

    —Rosemary on August 15, 2013
  • I’m so far behind in quilts for grand-nieces and nephews, not to mention my granddaughter’s dolls. My plan for next year is to get completely caught up on those quilts. Then maybe I’ll have time for finishing some UFOs. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get started on something for myself!

    —Theresa on August 15, 2013
  • I have several (read "at least six") quilt tops that need to get quilted and at least four or five more in the works! So my plan is to quilt and finish as many as I can in the coming year, because there’s a reproduction one that I really want to work on as well as a Christmas one in my head. After a friend passed away rather suddenly this summer, I realized that I need to finish the ones I really want. I also need to pare down my stash so the family doesn’t have to do it! That means using up fabric in quilts for charity. Gotta go – time to put in more stitches!

    —Carol C on August 15, 2013
  • My patchwork plans consist of finishing up all my UFOs from past years. Thanks

    —Valerie A. Clark on August 15, 2013
  • As soon as I am done with my current guild presidency, I want to work on a fantastic raffle quilt for the next show. Just waiting…

    —Patricia Hersl on August 15, 2013
  • My plans are to use my stash of plaid fabrics in 3 large lap quilts…. completed, not just U.F.O.’s!

    —C.Z. on August 15, 2013
  • I’m a fairly new quilter, (I think I’m addicted) but this year I’m ready to tackle one of the many beautiful star quilts. I’ve made all my quilts for family and friends, but this one’s for me! Can’t wait to get striping and stitching.

    —Charlotte Mort on August 15, 2013
  • Calendars, like our stitches, mark the time! 2014 holds lots of opportunity to finish UFO’s, be inspired to try some new techniques and design styles – maybe enter a juried show! I recently made my FIRST modern quilt from "Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe." Martingale… you can teach an old(ish) dog new tricks! FUN, too!

    —Gina M on August 15, 2013
  • This year I have tried to complete 20 comfort quilts. I hope to do the same next year. I am reducing my stash and playing with color in my piecing.
    Next year I also want to work on improving my machine quilting skills, and complete some of my UFOs.

    —Sue on August 15, 2013
  • If I can finish my UFO’s this year, next year I would like to concentrate on making a bed size quilt for the six grandkids. That should reduce my stash a little.

    —Vicki H on August 15, 2013
  • Each year I used to make a "to do/to finish" list. One year it occurred to me that maybe a "what I accomplished/finished" list might be a good idea too. That was very satisfying to look at when the end of the year came. Don’t remember when I stopped making either list and just turned my studio into chaos, but a new calendar to write those "to do’s" and "accomplished" on would be wonderful. Thank you.

    —Claudia on August 15, 2013
  • More, more & more! As my health improves I am going to spend more time reading quilting books; more time being inspired and designing quilts and especially more time making up quilts, both UFO’s and new projects.

    —Glenys on August 15, 2013
  • As a fairly novice quilter, I find so much inspiration on your website and Stitch This newsletters. This year I hope to finish two patchwork quilts and learn some new block techniques for use in Christmas gifts!

    —Kathy Peters on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to try to complete my UFO’s. I especially want to try more quilt as you go quilting as I find it difficult to work with a large quilt (my machine doesn’t like them!).

    —Sheryl Miller on August 15, 2013
  • In 2014, I look forward to posting a BOM on my blog…I am designing an original quilt and hope to partner with a fabric designer to market it!

    —Jacque (aka Snoodles) on August 15, 2013
  • I have 2 bed quilts that MUST get finished (ahem, started and finished) this year as I want to be done with them and move on to some art quilt ideas I have been sketching1

    —Pamela Reim on August 15, 2013
  • My plan for 2014 is to use up some of the fabrics in my stash and not to get too distracted by all the gorgeous new fabrics and patterns in the shops.

    —Bridget on August 15, 2013
  • I have plans. I am going to quilt, stitch, and quilt some more. I have a brand new sewing machine. It is here with all the pretty, exciting, useful, whistles and bells. Amazing what this machine can do. I just need to get to the local sewing machine shop. Do my training and get this "baby" home. Then Organize my sewing "mini" work area. If I won these three calendars, I could pick some creative, fun, quilts and let my dreams come true.

    —carol on August 15, 2013
  • I have a couple of UFO’s that I have promised myself to finish in 2014. I started a Buggy Barn stack and whack quilt that my second ever quilt. This is for our master bedroom California King, needless to say 92 blocks to sew and at least 3/4 done! I would also like to try a quilt that has a different technique in each block. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely calendars, oh where shall I hang them all?

    —Wendy M on August 15, 2013
  • I am still learning how to quilt. In 2014 I hope I will be able to machine quilt my own creatins I am having so much fun learning new things.

    —Shawna Empey on August 15, 2013
  • I want 2014 to be the year that I finally — 1. make a quilt for myself; 2. learn to piece curves; and 3. make string quilts with my strings/scraps and reduce the mound where I throw leftovers before it falls over!

    —Carol Barringer on August 15, 2013
  • I have a new great nephew on the way, so I plan to make him a quilt when he comes early next year!

    —Barb Johnson on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to quilt some of my UFOs so I feel better about starting new projects!

    —Diane on August 15, 2013
  • I want to learn to quilt on a long arm machine, do more machine embroidery and make some charity quilts!

    —Carol Broughton on August 15, 2013
  • For 2014-I plan on using my precuts. I have about 6+ layer cake kits, jelly rolls, and oodles of charm pack kits and to make a special Christmas quilt. They are stacking up.
    I love calendars-I have one in nearly every room of my house!

    —Jill Meador on August 15, 2013
  • My quilting plans for 2014….use more of my stash. I need to pick patterns and go thru the stash and pick the fabrics to use. I have two sets of blocks to make into tops and will then have to decide if they will be hand quilted. I would like to start another applique quilt. The list just never ends….. 🙂

    —Sheila on August 15, 2013
  • In 2014 I would like to finish what I start and piece more quilts instead of just collecting patterns and fabric. And save for a better machine that would be easier to do some free motion quilting on.

    —Nancy D on August 15, 2013
  • This is the year to get my Lori Smith basket quilt quilted! I have decide to use Sophie collier style quilting . It has hung on the design wall for months after 5 years of appliqué work. I am bribing myself with the chance to start a Kim McQueen "lollipops"pattern if I get it done!

    —Kathy on August 15, 2013
  • I would like to use the many types of rulers that l have purchased to become more confident in using them in various projects and then l can finish off the partial projects off a lot quicker. That is my goal for 2014.

    —Anne on August 15, 2013
  • I’ve just about completed re-doing the last 3 rooms in my house, one of which is ‘MY ROOM’. I’ve been so busy tearing down ceilings, painting, putting in floors, etc that ‘me time’ has suffered terribly this past year. Now that it’ll finally all be done I intend to spend a lot more time in my ‘new’ (and now very cheerful) craft room. Getting back to quilting will be one of my top priorities. Some beautiful quilt calendars would be just the thing to keep me inspired!

    —Suzanne Inzerille on August 15, 2013
  • Try to finish one UFO per month. Going from oldest to newest, my oldest UFO is 14 years old, changing out the background fabric with cheddar really makes the stars pop. Now i don’t dread finishing it.

    —Lovie Ball on August 15, 2013
  • I have three quilts going in different stages 1 i’m hand quilting the 2nd top half way there and the 3rd I have started to cut. I also have to make a baby quilt because my daughter is pregnant. so I am a very busy person, and would like to track of my projects on the calendar’s.

    Bonnie Miceli on August 15, 2013
  • In 2014 I hope to complete all of my UFOs,and start to work my way through my large collection of kits.

    —patricia mccullagh on August 15, 2013
  • I plan to spend this next year finishing all the quilt tops I have
    set aside and to make many more, as time permits. I would quilt 24/7 if I only could!!!! The calendars are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Kathy Biciocchi on August 15, 2013
  • Quilt plans for 2014 include a more complicated bargello quilt and some charity quilts…have no clue what design…these calendars would probably give me some good ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win them 🙂

    —Diane on August 16, 2013
  • I have so many projects lined up for 2014 who knows if I will even begin to get them all done but it will be fun trying for sure. I know my grandsons will get I Spy-bug Jar quilts because the fabric is all ready to go.

    —Chris on August 16, 2013
  • I would like to continue to complete some of my UFOs in the coming year. I’m not a very good finisher, but I’m a terrific starter!

    —Judy Forkner on August 16, 2013
  • My plans for the next year of quilting is creating more miniature, baby and lap quilts quilts with the designs made for large quilts. A challenge indeed shrinking patterns, but hopefully well worth it. These calenders would help inspire my creative side keep me going.

    —Melody H. on August 16, 2013
  • I am really looking forward to the New Year. It is so much fun to sew. Hope to have a new sewing area to do it in. My husband has been going strong finishing a bonus room, from the wall to floor.

    —Linda Christianson on August 16, 2013
  • i just started to quilt this year it is so much fun i am adicted now i love all the pattern they are so beautiful. and i want to learn how to stipple thats my goal for 2014

    —michelle on August 16, 2013
  • I plan on making a double wedding ring quilt for each of my 2 sons, not that either has plans of marriage. My theory is if I start now, the quilts might be done in time for their as yet unanticipated nuptials, since neither son has a current significant other.

    —Barbara Mercado on August 16, 2013
  • I’m retiring in January and have plans to:
    1. Finish two UFO’s
    2. Decide which of the 20+ other UFO’s I want to work on
    3. Enter quilt challenges and quilt shows
    4. Take time to participate in online activities and classes
    5. Organize my sewing room S so I don’t have to turn sideways to get to my sewing machine, stash, gadgets or cutting areas.

    —Karen on August 16, 2013
  • I plan on learning how to use my Handi quilter. i bought one several years ago planning on having it for "my retirement" toys. I have so much clutter around it that I’m working on getting some ufo’s finished into tops so I can get to the quilter and have something to practice on.

    —Brenda hulsey on August 16, 2013
  • Plans for 2014?? Wow, where do I begin… With 17 grandchildren, and only 4 of them "quilted" so far, it will be several years before I need plans for anything else! That number keeps growing as well – in Nov. this year number 18 will arrive. His first quilt is in the works as I write!

    —Margaret Lawrence on August 16, 2013
  • In 2014 I hope to be only working part-time, so I’m looking forward to having the time and being able to try out some artsy techniques that I’ve wanted to do for quite awhile.

    —Janet Bedford on August 16, 2013
  • My sewing plans include a modest tidying up of my sewing room, then completing some WIPs – in between doing my favorite work: random piecing!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Elizabeth Bolton on August 16, 2013
  • I have big plans for 2014. I have recently started a pattern design company and I will be doing a lot of designing in 2014. Some of my ideas include : mini calendar quilts, a quilt that has symbols of old religious things from the Jews and the Indians, country and western quilts, and family crest quilts. I am very excited and need the inspiration to make 2014 a great year!

    —Vicki Gamble on August 16, 2013
  • I’ll be tryin gvery hard to complete a few more UFOs so that I can start some new projects in a guilt-free way!!

    Raewyn on August 16, 2013
  • I have just completed my first scrappy sampler quilt and intend to make more of these wonderful learning tools. My first included a Y-seam block, a foundation paper pieced block, an applique block, and lots of half and quarter square triangle blocks. I feel that I have learned to appreciate the quilters before me that did not have the benefits of specialty rulers or a local "expert".

    —Judy Austin on August 16, 2013
  • Great calendars, thanks for the chance to win! My quilting goal for 2014 will be the same as it was this year – complete as many of my unfinished projects, both gifts and quilts for my home, as I can. My biggest problem is that while I do get some of the unfinished ones completed, I am always tempted by new patterns and fabrics that interrupt me! But this year, I am ahead – I just completed a Halloween table runner, and will be starting on a new Christmas one shortly.

    —iHeartQuilting on August 16, 2013
  • Great calendars! All would be great inspiration. My quilting goals for this coming year include actually being able to quilt! After a school year where I was a first year teacher, finishing my master’s degree and working a part time job, needless to say i didn’t get much sewing of any sort done last year. I also have a goal of getting one of my quilt designs submitted for possible publication in one of the quilt magazines that are out there. I think this would be a great way to follow up the three block designs of mine that have been published.

    Moira McSpadden on August 16, 2013
  • I have a quilt planned for almost every month in 2014 with the most important being to complete and send a baby quilt to my son and daughter-in-law in Kentucky who are expecting their first baby in Feb 2014. Another important quilt I want to finally finish is a bed quilt in time for my mom’s birthday in February…I plan to take days off work throughout the year, dropping the children off at school then secretly turnaround and head back home to spend the day or at least till 3:00 quilting.

    —Joan Rodriguez on August 16, 2013
  • My goal for 2014 is too finally get all my quilt tops quilted. I have just taken a long arm quilting class. I must get these completed to make more room for the quilts that i am now making. Actually tomorrow i will be quilting my first quilt on the long arm. Thank you so much for the chance to win. i just love quilting calendars.

    —Sharon Meyer on August 16, 2013
  • I want to spend more time quilting in 2014. I often put my quilting on hold until after I’ve finished all the other things I have to do. Starting tomorrow morning and continuing on through 2014, I’m going to quilt for at least one hour before I start my other chores!

    —lindawwww on August 16, 2013
  • My goal for 2014 is to become more proficient at free motion quilting. I really like the idea of finishing my own quilts and with practice I am getting better at it. I am working on one now, have three more ready to quilt, and a dozen projects in various stages of completion. It’s going to be a busy year!

    —Mary Ann on August 16, 2013
  • I will have a new granddaughter in the next few days and plan on doing some sewing for her in the coming year.

    —Tamie on August 16, 2013
  • Love all of these calendars. My goals for 2014 are to finish my many ufo’s and to keep organized. Thank-you for such a fun giveaway!

    —Julie A. Boster on August 16, 2013
  • I have tons of stash! I plan on getting to work on it, plus quilting all the tops I have finished! The calendars would be a great inspiration! Thanks for offering them to one lucky quilter!!

    —Jan Staples on August 16, 2013
  • I am new to quilting, so my biggest goal is to finish one quilt that doesn’t look like the it was the dogs chew toy.

    —Amy Wonderling on August 16, 2013
  • My goal for 2014 is one finished quilt project a month!

    Amy Eileen Koester on August 16, 2013
  • I would love to be able to buy me a new sewing machine in 2014, I guess I will have to wait and see.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

    —Shawn on August 16, 2013
  • Next year will be more stable as the past few months have been spent driving to and from the hospital visiting my Mother.She broke her pelvis in a fall. Next year that will change, stay home and help Mum do her stitching as well. I have many UFO to complete and then perhaps learn something new. I like the sound of ‘orange peel’ might try and give it a go.

    —Lee Mack on August 16, 2013
  • Such beautiful calendars! I look forward to challenging myself with different appliqué techniques and more difficult patchwork. I am also feeling confident enough now to try creating patterns on my own for little projects.

    —Karen on August 16, 2013
  • 2014 is the year to attack my stash. I can’t keep buying material unless I have a place to store it! So, lots of colorful quilts with 1/2 square triangles-my favorite, or jellyroll quilts-2 1/2 inch strips are easy to cut. The stash is the limit. I have already attacked my scraps. My motto this year,"Leave no scrap unused." They all go on the back of what project they’re used on!

    Linny on August 16, 2013
  • 2014 holds much promise! Retiring from a long-held job…more time for quilting! Moving into a new house..more beds…need more quilts! A sewing room that’s large enough to set up my new (second-hand) quilting frame..I’ll get that figured out yet! It’s so exciting I can hardly contain myself. In the meantime, I’ll just keep on quilting!

    —Pearl on August 16, 2013
  • In 2014, I plan on finally making a quilt for my bed. My kids are on their second ones having literally worn out the old ones. I’ve made quilts for nieces, brother, sister, new brides & new babies. I’ve had a design rolling around my head for years, got it down on paper. I even have most of the fabrics. Now I just have to make it……though I think my nephew needs a quilt…..It never ends, does it! 🙂

    —Elizabeth Tallau on August 16, 2013
  • 2014 will be a different year as we will be in 2 different locations– will have to get my traveling machine going. Hope to get a lot of string quilt tops done in one place and them quilt them in the other. ove the calenders…

    —Shirley on August 16, 2013
  • In 2014 I hope to use up all the scraps I’ve saved and make up some beautiful quilts.

    —Jackie Wisherd on August 16, 2013
  • I plan to finish some of my UFOs, continue to make baby quilts for charity and maybe even complete some of the kits I have waiting. The calendars are beautiful. I would love to own one.

    —Joan H. on August 16, 2013
  • I am looking forward to finally making feedsack quilts for my family. I received all of the feedsacks when both my grandmother and mother passed away a few years ago. I think I have put it off so far because I wasn’t sure what the best patterns would be to use. I think I better just do it before waiting becomes a chronic problem.

    —Louise B. on August 16, 2013
  • I am going to finish quilts for my niece’s children. Her oldest received a baby quilt, but quilts for the next three are works-in-progress. I am determined to finish those, plus one for the baby she is expecting. If I accomplish that, I’ll get to work on a quilt for her eldest who has long since outgrown his baby quilt.

    —Beth T. on August 16, 2013
  • I love all of your beautiful calenders!In 2014 I plan to Make all 6 of my grown children a quilt for Christmas,sew items for a charity near and dear to my heart, and participate in two craft shows at the church.Thank you for the chance to win your awesome givaway!

    —connie robinson on August 17, 2013
  • Fabulous calendars! My projects for next yr include 2 quilts for nephews (their "turn" 🙂 and one for my dad and my son reguested one also. Thank you!

    —lee on August 17, 2013
  • I am a teacher so summertime is my time to take on a major project. I would like to make a Civil War Quilt next summer. I love the fabrics and look forward to stitching while listening to recorded books so I can learn more about this important event in our country’s history.

    —Kathy Renz on August 17, 2013
  • I started a quilt as you go project last fall and then closed the sewing room for the winter. Then went back to knitting and crocheting. I need to finish it. The blocks are done and time for quilting to begin again.
    (A calendar would be very nice!)

    Laurie in Maine on August 17, 2013
  • I have a new quilt pattern for a patchwork doll dress that I want to make for my Great Niece. Ya’ see, I’m not just a Good Aunt; I’m a Great Aunt!!!

    —Lynn G. on August 17, 2013
  • In 2014 I would like to learn how to FMQ. I have the foot, I have a few tops that were intended for charity quilts – and did not make it yet – so what a wonderful way to practice, right? If they come out really, really bad I will give to animal shelter for their use. They like them for large dog cages. Calendars are great.

    —DebV on August 17, 2013
  • My plans for next year is to make a quilt for one of my granddaughter’s, finish a UFO, and maybe start another guilt that I have the fabric for. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Elaine H. on August 17, 2013
  • My 1st priority in quilting for now is to teach beginner quilting classes. I want to teach teens thru adults. My income has drastically reduced due to arthritis and an inabilty to continue working full time. I will charge a fee for my classes but am trying to get donations of used sewing machines, rotarty cutters, mats, thread and material so I can bless others of low income with these supplies and a learned skill. I believe that when a person learns a skill it gives them a sense of purpose and worth. I also want to finish a few UFOs of mine.

    —Donna D on August 17, 2013
  • My first goal is to machine quilt and bind my younger daughter’s quilt so she can use and enjoy it before she starts college in the fall of 2014. Then I want to complete my 3 BOMs for quilts so that I can actually see them on our beds. There are also many project ideas running around in my mind that I would like to work on, but I want the satisfaction of completing my UFOs before I start my new projects. Making charity quilts is another dream I want to fulfill.

    —JLouise on August 17, 2013
  • I plan on getting some UFO’s finished. Since packing up my sewing late last winter in preparation to moving, I as just now getting the sewing unpacked.Then starting quilts for my 3 grandchildren.

    —Sandy Curtis on August 17, 2013
  • I am a member of a wonderful group of women from across the country (and a few from other countries). This spring we all met for a weekend gathering. Some of us made quilt blocks & I put them together. I am going to complete it to be presented to our founder at next spring’s gathering. Another member sent me three scrappy quilt tops. I plan to complete these and sell or auction; the proceeds will be used to help with traveling expenses for women who could not join us due to financial concerns. Of course I also have my monthly $5 Quilt Club blocks to do, my monthly online Quilt Swap group, not to mention a lot of UFO’s! I need all these calendars to keep me on track 🙂

    —Vicki F on August 17, 2013
  • I want to make modern lap quilts for my three grown daughters and to finish a king size quilt for my bedroom by the summer.

    Laura on August 17, 2013
  • 2013 has been a crazy year. I was not able to sew as much as I would have liked. I am hoping that 2014 brings less craziness to my life so I can start and finish a quilt I promised for my nephew along with other things. The calendars are gorgeous. Hope to get one.

    —Cheryl Korman on August 17, 2013
  • I am hoping to get more of my own quilts quilted as I have a longarm business and it seems like mine always take a backseat to my customers quilts. Of course I will be adding to the pile of un-quilted quilts with some new ones but that’s alright!

    —Susan Griffith on August 17, 2013
  • I am hoping to have more time to make some bigger projects. I would love to make the matching set of scrappytripalong quilts for my mums spare room that she asked for last year, so I am hoping that 2014 is the year that they get done.
    I would also like to be more adventurous in my quilts using different blocks and patterns than the ones I use now.

    —Mhairi on August 17, 2013
  • During the next year I would like to combine embroidery patterns with quilt blocks as well as participating in group charity quilting – maybe even finish those quilt tops too.

    —Mary Lou on August 18, 2013
  • My patchwork plans are to continue to improve my quilting skills. I truly love this craft and hope to enjoy making quilts to give and to keep for a good long while.

    —Joanna on August 18, 2013
  • I am hoping to make three special quilts this year. One for my brother and one for each of my two sisters. We lost our Mom in June and I think it would be wonderful if I could do something for each of them to keep us all "tied together" as a family as we all lead such busy lives. The calendars are beautiful and I would love all of the patterns, such an inspiration.

    —freda hocking on August 18, 2013
  • My patchwork plans for 2014 are to get back to some of the quilts I’ve started and not finished–to figure out how to get to the next step and continue to the end. I’ve won some sets in our quilt guild’s "blocks of the month" and have other sets from block exchanges with friends. For some I can simply follow the original pattern used, for others I need to design a quilt plan in order to move forward. It’s amazing how much you can get done if only you know which way you’re going!

    Carol Forst on August 18, 2013
  • Lots of baby quilts for great nieces, nephews, and church friends!

    —Karen on August 18, 2013
  • WoW! What beautiful calendars! I love getting gifts like these beauties. My BFF and I always start this time of the year thinking about what classes we are going to continue with. It’s always lots of fun to things with your friends right? I’m continuing with my Redwork Club, Dear Jane quilt and $5 BOM at my LQS are for sure as well as I really want to work on my UFOs and reduce what I have.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


    —usairdoll on August 18, 2013
  • Hopefully a lot of fun things to come!

    —Karrie Smith on August 19, 2013
  • I want to work on at least a few of my languishing UFOs!

    quiltzyx/sue on August 19, 2013
  • My 2014 plan is to keep working away on several UFO projects from years past. In mid 2013 I decided I would make time for quilting at least Monday thru Friday by spending at least 20 minutes a day, knowing if I got started I might just keep working past the 20 minutes! It’s been working so far so 2014 I’m increasing that 20 minutes to 30 minutes! Thank you for the opportunity to win such lovely calendars.

    —Liz Carter on August 19, 2013
  • Plans for 2014? I really want to delve into some more Modern Quilt design, giving this very traditional quilter permission to free herself up. But that is not to say I won’t continue to make traditional quilts.

    —Nancy on August 19, 2013
  • 1) I have made a mid-year resolution of practicing free-motion quilting for a minimum of 30 minutes per day because basically I’m awful at it!

    2) I have fallen in love with applique and fortunately my Guild specializes in needle turn applique. I’ve given all the other methods a try and although needle turn requires more patience, it wound being my favorite method.

    3) Another mid-year resolution is to also practice 30 minutes daily on my hand quilting. My introduction to hand quilting was a disservice by the teacher because she was not interested, and did not even advice that having the quilt "tight as a drum" on the quilt frame was not proper.
    No wonder I found hand quilting difficult and gave up on it!

    4) I hope (and pray) to have enough money to attend one of Ricky Tims’ week-long retreats in Colorado.

    Lastly (yes I’m being long winded today) I would love to win those 3 calendars because beautiful quilts are always inspiring.

    —Crazy Cuban on August 19, 2013
  • my plans for 2014 are to continue my resolution for 2013, to finish up some of my long overdue UFO’s. The resolution not to buy "fresh" fabric (new to the stash as opposed to needed to finish something) was broken recently, but I am adamant that some of these unfinished pieces will break free from their hibernation in my quilt room and will finally be completed!
    Calendars look great, can’t believe 2014 will be here so soon!!

    —Sandra on August 19, 2013
  • My plans for 2014 are to finish a few UFO’S, and as always, start a few more projects that will become UFO’S to replace the ones that get finished. LOL

    —Edie on August 19, 2013
  • My plans for 2014 are to make quilts to take to college for my son and daughter who are both leaving a year from now! (yikes).

    I’ve started a routine of alternating a UFO with a project just for ME! Since I started this in the spring I have three bags, a scrappy lap quilt and a table runner. This gives me the motivation to finish things from the past years while treating myself like the queen I am with something new. I will continue this in 2014!

    —jeannie on August 20, 2013
  • I am venturing into Free Motion Quilting in a serious way on my home machine. Every "ugly" scrap big or small is a quilt sandwich now. I am so looking forward to accomplishing this goal.

    —CindyM on August 23, 2013
  • It’s time to finish UFO’s. Due to health reasons, I have been unable to do much quilting. Now that I am healthy, it’s time to get those tops quilted. There has been a fear in quilting but I plan to tackle my fears and start with one of the easier ones and work my way to the harder ones. At that point, my confidence level should be high enough for me to get through even the more difficult quilts.

    —Marguerite Namdar on January 7, 2014

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