200 quilt-block patterns at your fingertips (+ giveaway!)

Designs from 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine Designs from 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine Designs from 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine
“Happiness in a Block” by Teresa Fields, “Hummingbird Haven” by Cathy Van Bruggen, and “Midnight Garden” by Carol Doak

200 Blocks from Quiltmaker MagazineYou 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?

Button Basket quilt block by Ann WeberLeft: “Button Basket” by Ann Weber

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.

Isabelle quilt block by Lynda Howell Jungle Boogie by June Dudley Tumbler Star quilt block by Benita Skinner
“Isabelle” by Lynda Howell, “Jungle Boogie” by June Dudley, and “Tumbler Star” by Benita Skinner

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

200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine giveaway

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.


June Dudley is the Editor in Chief of Quiltmaker magazine. She and the Quiltmaker staff blog at Quilty Pleasures and can be found on Facebook and Pinterest.


66 Comments

  • I’d love to win a copy of the book! It looks wonderful!

    —Gina Elias on May 29, 2012
  • off to enter.

    Carrie P. on May 29, 2012
  • Just entered for the great giveaway. Thanks!

    BJ on May 29, 2012
  • Should be open to Canadians as well – I am sure there are lots of Canadian subscribers to your magazine!

    —Glenna Reynolds on May 29, 2012
  • I love quiltmaker’s 100 blocks series. I would love to replace my well worn magazines with a fresh new book!

    —Jackie on May 29, 2012
  • WOW!! What a GRAND Win and I would love to be the recipient!!

    —Juanita Ross on May 29, 2012
  • What a wonderful gift! Thanks for all your inspiration!

    —Betty on May 29, 2012
  • What fun– I love all the 100 Blocks volumes and eagerly look forward to spending time browsing thru them and planning new quilts. This looks like a great addition to them. Thanx for the chance to win this.

    LizA. on May 29, 2012
  • What a great book ! Thanks for a chance to own it and those GREAT and much coveted mugs

    —Barbara on May 29, 2012
  • I have the 100 Blocks Volumes, and would love this book. Thank you for all you do for the advancement of quilting.

    —Susan Brooks on May 29, 2012
  • Great giveaway I would love to win!

    —Judy on May 29, 2012
  • Would love to know if one of my blocks is in the book.
    Robin

    Robin Koehler on May 29, 2012
  • I just checked, Robin–your block "Spiked Pinwheels" made it into the book. Congratulations!

    —Jenny on May 29, 2012
  • Oh sigh! It would be awesome to print them for the software! It’s not difficult to scan, size and print, but that would be so much more convenient.

    —SewLindaAnn on May 29, 2012
  • WOW!!! what a great book to win. Would love to have one. If I can’t win one, I’ll be on the lookout to buy one asap! Such great patterns and creative ideas. Fabulous!!

    —Sher S. on May 29, 2012
  • Love having them all in one book, wonderful reference book for making all types of quilts and mix and matching.

    Debbie

    Debbie St. Germain on May 29, 2012
  • What a great idea to have so many different blocks. The button basket, paper piecing (challenging). Would love to make all those pictured :)and my collections would be increased. Thank you for putting a great book together.

    —Mary on May 29, 2012
  • How awesome would it be to win this book and mugs??? Fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Cheryl on May 29, 2012
  • Wowm the blocks are fabulous…hoping to win!

    —Kathleen Graas on May 29, 2012
  • What a wonderful idea! I’d love to have those mugs, so i could give one to my long-arm quilter friend! Fun contests!!

    —Lynette on May 29, 2012
  • I pinned it and am leaving a comment 🙂 great giveaway!!! I really need a new mug…VBEG

    —vickie van dyken on May 29, 2012
  • 2 100 blocks books together! my favorite reference, inspirational, browsing books. would love to have this! hopefully, you’ll combine books 3 and 4, too!

    ritainalaska on May 29, 2012
  • Having just moved, with a new house to decorate, I’ll be looking to buy this book if I don’t win one! Thanks Martingale!

    —Paula on May 29, 2012
  • Count me in! What a great giveaway.

    BillieBee on May 29, 2012
  • Love your magazine, so I know I would love your 200 Blocks book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a free copy.

    —Janet on May 29, 2012
  • I love these magazines i already entered to win.

    —Sharon Meyer on May 29, 2012
  • It sounds like a wonderful reference book and I love that it is on CD so blocks can be sized to fit.

    —Jacqueline McNeill on May 29, 2012
  • How great it would be to win this book – I’d not run short of ideas like I am now – think the heat got to me…..

    —Anne E. on May 29, 2012
  • what an awesome book- would be a great addition to my sewing room!

    —Laura Nolte-Salter on May 29, 2012
  • this blocks are just so beautiful

    —brenda mathews on May 29, 2012
  • Thanks so much for an opportunity to win the book. I would love to read it as I am sipping my coffee in one of my great cups…

    —Madeline Watson on May 29, 2012
  • This looks like an awesome book! I’d love to add it to my go to books when I need a project starter.

    Kathy on May 29, 2012
  • Thank you for a great giveaway!

    —Carol in E Tn on May 29, 2012
  • When I was working, I was randomly selected for drug testing too often for me, I thought they knew something I didn’t know. Anyhoo, this is one random selection I would love. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Debbra on May 29, 2012
  • This is an awesome giveaway! I would love to have this book, especially with the cd! I love having a paper and a digital copy. Digital copies that let us play with color are the best! And I sure hope I have a good chance to win because I don’t have volumes 1 and 2 ! Thanks!

    —Rachell R on May 29, 2012
  • Well, I have entered on the Quiltmaker site! Exciting to try and win, and if I do, I will pass on the magazines of "100 Quilt Blocks" I have in my collection to one lucky winner in my quilting guild.
    Good Luck All!

    —Linda in Maryville, IL on May 30, 2012
  • Oh, please, please, please pick me! I already love your magazine, but I will be eternally devoted to Quiltmaker if you choose me for 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine.

    —Karen on May 30, 2012
  • Oh I hope I win – Your magazine is awesome and never miss an issue!

    —Carmela Cataudella-Sanzone on May 30, 2012
  • I would love to win!

    Karen Beigh on May 30, 2012
  • I’d love to win this book, it sounds terrific and a great source of inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

    Celine on May 30, 2012
  • It would be awsome to win the book! Who wouldn’t want to win??

    —Kathy M Boice on May 30, 2012
  • Please add me to the opportunity to win! Fingers are crossed.

    Nancy Allen on May 30, 2012
  • I would LOVE to have a copy of this.

    Michelle Harrison on May 31, 2012
  • Seria para mim de suma importância ter este livro,fico procurando nas bancas e livrarias e ainda não encontrei.Vou comprando o que acho para ter o que fazer sem repetir muito.Quando comecei a costurar colchas eu só mudava as cores o bloco era sempre o mesmo.Hoje tenho algumas revista mais nada tão glamoroso como esta.Obrigada pela chance aqui.Espero que vocês enviem para o Brasil…fiquei triste ao saber que alguns sorteios mesmo falando que enviam para qualquer lugar do mundo eles evitam o Brasil e Nova Zelândia.Outra coisa:Ontem recebi um E-mail dizendo:Comente em inglês e faça um blog(eu só tenho conta)ou então não entre em sorteios.Estou triste com isso. tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

    —Maria do Carmo Pezzuto on May 31, 2012
  • Maria, we’ve translated your comment via Google Translate: "It would be very important for me to have this book, I’m looking at newsstands and bookstores and have not found. I buy what I think to have to do without repeating too much. When I started sewing quilts I just changed the color block was always the same. Today I have some magazine nothing as glamorous as this. Thanks for the chance here. I hope you send to Brazil … I was sad to learn that some drawings even saying that they send to anywhere in the world they avoid Brazil and New Zealand. Another thing: Yesterday I received an email saying Review in English and make a blog (I only have an account) or you do not enter sweepstakes. I’m sad about it."

    —Jenny on May 31, 2012
  • Gee would be nice…but only open to US. So much for NAFTA 🙂

    Sandy Spence on May 31, 2012
  • what an awsome book! i’d love to win!!!

    —Gail M on May 31, 2012
  • I have tweeted about your site … I have reprinted photos on Pinterest …I would love to let the social network know that I won a copy of this book and a MUG! 🙂

    —Kelly Henry on May 31, 2012
  • What a wonderful opportunity to expand my horizons. Thanks to Kay Mackenzie for sending me on over to your site.

    —Brenda Cornell on May 31, 2012
  • I’ve entered over at Quiltmaker. Would love to win a book.

    Angie in SoCal on May 31, 2012
  • Such cute blocks! I appreciate how they joined the first 2 together for those of us who didn’t buy them the first time around.

    —Rita on May 31, 2012
  • I love collecting the block issues and would love to have the book. I agree thanks to Kay Mackenzie for sending me over.

    —Caryn Saakguchi on May 31, 2012
  • I would love to win a copy of this book I love to applique.

    —Teresa Heifner on May 31, 2012
  • Thank you so much for the chance to win an amazing book and mug…I feel myself day dreaming. Picturing myself sipping tea while reading the latest and greatest in quilting.

    —amy reindel on May 31, 2012
  • I love these kind of books. They are such an inspiration and starting point for great projects.

    —Kristin M on May 31, 2012
  • How wonderful!! I was late to the party so I missed getting these issues. hehe. How great that they are now in one book.
    Looking forward to seeing what I missed!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    —usairdoll on May 31, 2012
  • Thanks for the chance to win — I’d love to have this book!

    —Linda E in AZ on June 1, 2012
  • Thank you for the generous offer. This book would be a wonderful addition to my quilting library. Please count me in!

    —Evelyn on June 1, 2012
  • I love Quiltmaker magazine and would love to win a copy of this book!

    —Sharla on June 1, 2012
  • Sadly I’m not a US citizen, so can’t enter – I’ll just have to purchase a copy online! Looks amazing!

    —Jan on June 1, 2012
  • As a new quilter, this would awesome inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Carmen on June 2, 2012
  • I love all the Quiltmaker ideas in your magazines. It would be wonderful to add a copy of this book to my Quiltmaker library.

    —Carolyn Fulmer on June 4, 2012
  • Have always loved getting the 100 Block editions. Would love to add this one to my inspiration collection.

    —Nancy (Cat Lady) on June 4, 2012
  • Would love to win this book!

    —jane denny on June 7, 2012
  • Would love to win this book.

    —Sue Pons on June 8, 2012
  • I want I want I want 🙂

    —Sharon on June 12, 2012

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