Kim Diehl + Jo Morton = a simply spectacular friendship (+ big fabric giveaway!)

What could be more fun than making quilts? Making quilts with friends—and with quilting superstars Kim Diehl and Jo Morton by your side!

Simple Friendships

The wait to share this book with you has been almost unbearable for us. We are sooooo excited that today is the day we can reveal the beauty of a very special friendship—and a quiltmaking dream team: Kim and Jo!

From Simple Friendships

Kim and Jo bring together their signature styles in Simple Friendships, a book bursting with exquisite quilts to make with friends. Kim and Jo chose six of their all-time favorite blocks for exchanges; then each designed six quilts using those blocks, plus a sampler quilt that incorporates all six blocks. The results are breathtaking. You’ll learn how easy it is to form an exchange group with Kim and Jo’s advice. Instructions include options for making an entire quilt solo and making just one block at a time (perfect for exchanges). Friends, guilds, bees, online exchanges, and more—invite everyone to sew along and build lasting friendships while stitching these dazzling quilts!

Kim and Jos Basket block quilts
Basket block: Jo’s Berry Baskets quilt is on the left; Kim’s Cake in the Cabin quilt is on the right.

We feel so lucky—we got to ask Kim and Jo our burning questions about the book, and their answers are below. Get chummy with these patchwork pals; then check out the a-ma-zing giveaway at the end of this post!

Ladies, welcome back to Stitch This!


Stitch This!: How did the two of you get together to write Simple Friendships? Did you know each other as friends before you joined creative forces?

Kim DiehlKim: For years before we met I worshipped Jo from afar (yes, I will happily admit I was a groupie). We were both busy traveling and teaching and it seemed like we were often at the same guilds and events, but never at the same time. Until one day we WERE in the same place at the same time! I remember getting ready for our very first meeting and being so excited that I had to keep chanting to myself, “Act normal, act normal, act normal.” Our quiltmaking styles are different but complementary, and after years of dreaming about the idea of a blended book I finally suggested it to Jo. But we were both so busy and lived so many miles apart, we couldn’t make it happen. And then Martingale worked some magic!

Jo MortonJo: About four years ago, Kim and I emailed each other about writing a book. But due to our busy schedules, it wasn’t coming together. When Jennifer Keltner joined Martingale, she resurrected the book concept and talked to both of us. She said, “How about friendship quilts?” How does one say no to Jennifer? By then Kim and I had pulled back from our busy teaching schedules, so it turned out to be great timing.

Liberty Star quilt
Star block: Liberty Star quilt by Kim

ST!: How did you dream up block and project ideas for Simple Friendships—did you get together and have a block-brainstorming session to bounce ideas off each other?

Kim: During the early planning stages of the book we both happened to be in Houston for Quilt Market. We got together, grabbed some Starbucks, and began tossing ideas around. Right from the start we were on the same page, and everything just fell into place. The hardest thing was having to whittle down our favorite blocks to only six when there are so many that we love. I thought it might come down to arm wrestling or rock, paper, scissors, but with a little give and take we got it handled.

Jo: After our initial coffee chat in Houston, we followed up with lots of emails and a few phone calls. We sent pictures back and forth, asking “What do you think?” and saying, “This is what I’m doing!” The Internet is a wonderful tool, not always a time waster. Kim added her beautiful appliqué skills to her projects. I mostly sew patchwork quilts; I do get diverted from time to time with appliqué, but not on a regular basis like my friend. Kim lives in Idaho, and I live in Nebraska. We’re 991 miles apart, so it’s hard to meet up for coffee very often. Thank goodness Kim went to Quilt Market!

Blueberry Buckle quilt
King’s Crown block: Blueberry Buckle quilt by Jo

ST!: There’s a section in Simple Friendships containing helpful guidelines for block exchanges. Can you share some of your best tips for starting and maintaining a quilt group?

Kim: Because of my super busy schedule I admit it’s been a while since I’ve been part of a sewing group, but working on this book with Jo brought those memories flooding back and the experience felt very similar. Having a love of quilting is what will bring you together as a group, but establishing and agreeing upon realistic guidelines is what will keep you happy. To me, the single most important aspect of any swap is to clearly define color preferences, especially for scrappy exchanges, because color can be so subjective. And equally important, let the group know of any color you strongly DISLIKE (which we don’t usually think to do). If bubblegum pink is going to kill your buzz, speak up!

Ruby Jubille sampler quilt
Ruby Jubilee sampler quilt by Kim

Jo: Thanks to Betsy Chutchian, I was lucky enough to get involved with several “unofficial” block exchanges put on by the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas. I made some good friends. That’s how I learned about block exchanges and how they work. One tip I suggest is to appoint a “hostess” for your exchange. A hostess makes sure everyone receives materials lists and instructions for making the block, and she also establishes deadlines. The hostess receives and distributes finished blocks to members. The hostess is of mega importance!

Parkersburg quilt
Yankee Puzzle block: Parkersburg quilt by Jo

ST!: Tell us about your favorite block in the book and your favorite quilt (yes, we’re going to make you choose!).

Kim: Noooo . . . this is like having to choose a favorite child or pet. But if my arm were to be twisted, I’d admit that the Warm Regards quilt made with the Old Italian block is my favorite (shhh, don’t tell the other quilts!). Jo introduced me to this block, and it immediately jumped right to the top of my “love it” list. Each block was an adventure in color and gave me some unexpected surprises, and the appliqué was a blast to stitch. But the very best part? Scads of yo-yos!

Warm Regards quilt
Old Italian block: Warm Regards quilt by Kim

Jo: Hmm, that is hard. Favorite quilt block? I always like stars and baskets, and I also love medallions. You’re asking a quiltmaking mom to say this is my favorite child/quilt! I think my favorite quilt is whatever quilt I’m currently making. The current quilt has my full attention. I enjoy the process of getting my quilt to where I love it. I don’t draw designs on paper and then sew. I sew blocks, play with them on the design wall, and then play with assorted fabrics for the setting and borders until it all comes together.

Twilight quilt by Jo
Star block: Twilight quilt by Jo


Thanks for sharing the scoop about your new book, Kim and Jo!

Now, about that gorgeous fabric giveaway. . .

Our friends at Henry Glass & Co. gave us a big, beautiful bundle of Kim’s latest line of fabric, called Katie’s Cupboard . . .

Henry Glass fabric giveaway!
Head over to the Henry Glass blog for another grand giveaway today!

And our buddies at Moda Fabrics sent us a pretty pack of Jo’s latest fabric line, called Reflections . . .

Moda fabric giveaway!

And we get to give them away to you!

For your chance to win one of the bundles PLUS your very own copy of Simple Friendships, tell us:

When it comes to quilt-block exchanges:

a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends.
b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.
c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

Tell us your answer in the comments—we’ll choose two random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And remember, when you buy Simple Friendships at ShopMartingale.com, you get to instantly download the eBook for free! Yippee!

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are Jane and M.

Jane says, “I’m a new quilter, so I am definitely a ‘C.’  I’m a big history buff and have read quite a few historical books mentioning friendship quilts, and, scrappy quilts with blocks made by friends, neighbors and family for a gift.  I’d love to do this!”

M says, “I’m somewhere between sporadic and seasoned. My daughter and I have been quilting together for some time. Our quilting experience began with my aunts getting together with my Mom, and making quilts. They had a wooden frame they used to tie the quilts. After each quilt was made, one of them, would make a note on the frame, the date and who the quilt was for. I have the frame now. My daughter and I used the frame when we first started making quilts. Since then we have advanced to different methods. I hope, one day, my daughter will continue quilting and want the frame.”

We’ll email you about your prizes, winners—congratulations!

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1,489 Comments

  • I am a c) and just love this book!And the fabrics, lol!

    martina on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Carol Nelms on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but would live the book and fabric to get started.

    —Connie Schofield on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with my friends, these friendships have been made over twenty years now so they have become more than friends. These girls are my quilting family and I love them all. Thank you for this wonderful gift from two of my favourite designers, as well as this amazing fabric bundle. Regards Wendy Phelps

    Wendy Phelps on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. Some of my favorite quilts are those made from exchanges with friends. Last year I did 3 exchanges. This year I’m working on the completing thosequilts. Book looks fabulous!

    —Becky in Georgia on February 8, 2017
  • c) but i would love to be involved in one!

    —Ashley on February 8, 2017
  • I have only participated in one block exchange, but it was fun and I’d do it again. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

    —Liz Dyer on February 8, 2017
  • I am "Seasoned", I love quilting with friends as it is a wonderful way to get inspiration and also a time to share lots of stories about life, family and of course QUILTING!

    —Mary Lesko on February 8, 2017
  • Love quilting with my friends. I recently completed a block exchange and would love to do another using Kim and Jo’s Simple Friendships.

    —Cheryl perilloux on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges. The book and fabrics look fabulous! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Deb G. in VA on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I work full time and it is difficult to find time to quilt with friends. I will retire in a couple of years and hope to develop some "Simple Friendships!"

    —Carolyn Van Petten on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. Sounds like a great way to "meet" new people and begin new friendships.

    —LynneP on February 8, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends. Thank you for a great giveaway!

    —Janie M on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but have a dear friend who participates in them regularly so have been thinking it’s high time I do that as well! I’ve been so excited for this book to come out!!! And what a delightful giveaway to celebrate this momentous partnership.

    Susan Mulvihill on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    I always wonder if my blocks are good enough. Your book will help out tons!! Thanks.

    —Pat Morrill on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to quilting, in fact I do not know any other quilters so I am not involved in any exchanges but I love fabric.

    —Barbara on February 8, 2017
  • C – have only done one exchange in over 15 years of quilting

    —regina on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. Maybe I can win the book and share the idea with my quilting friends.

    —Kathie L on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.
    I moved a few years ago to North Carolina, and had to leave my Michigan quilt buddies. It was heartbreaking, but somehow we do manage to make time for each other once or twice a year. I’ve met some wonderful friends who quilt here in NC, but so far, our jobs have kept us from intentionally forming a group.

    Deb Graczyk on February 8, 2017
  • Have not participated in an exchange. Need to find other quilters in my area.

    —Sara on February 8, 2017
  • My Guild satellite group is currently doing a block exchange with Buckeye Beauty. I have had such fun making blocks that what was going to be a lap quilt has grown exponentially. I love receiving blocks from my friends stashes – charming fabrics I don’t have in my stash.

    Gail G on February 8, 2017
  • c) I am new to exchanges but seasoned in quilting. Love this new book.

    —Cindy on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! But I have done some online block exchanges which were fun!

    —Cheryl Hammond on February 8, 2017
  • I would love to do an exchange with a friend or friends. I have never done that before, but maybe if I had the book I could get something started. I am 77 years old and still work 30 hours a week, which does not leave me much time to quilt, but because I am working I do have money to buy fabric and patterns. Hopefully when I finally do quit work (retire for the 2nd time) and then have no money to spend, I will have a big enough stash of fabric and patterns to keep me busy for my retirement years.

    —Judy Casteel on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t done a block exchange. hmm, sounds like a good idea.

    —Lori on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to block exchanges but would love to be involved in one! I absolutely LOVE the Simple Friendships book and can’t wait to try everything in it!

    —Celene on February 8, 2017
  • I have done some block exchange with my quilting group. It brings back nice memories when I run across them.

    —Kimberly P on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life — especially if we’re all friends of Jo Morton and Kim!

    —Phillip Steiner on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange, but I’m getting ready to do a block for a friendship quilt at my quilt group. Exciting! Can’t wait to see how it comes out! Love both Kim & Jo’s designs!

    —Ann on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic! Love quilting with friends but also love hanging out in my quilt room and sewing the day away! I am a BIG FAN of both Kim and Jo so cannot wait to see the new book!!!

    —Erin Earl on February 8, 2017
  • I enjoy quilting with friends. Sharing blocks, scrappy projects and ideas encourage me to expand my use of fabrics and colors. This book has some great projects.

    —Sue P on February 8, 2017
  • I love sewing blocks with my friends so we can talk and share. But also like working on my own early in morning or late in evening.

    —Elsie on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends although we have never doNE a block exchange! We are all seasoned quilters and long time fans of both Kim and Jo. Can hardly wait to see the new book! Congradulations.

    Kim Rudd on February 8, 2017
  • B), I am sporadic. I’ve done a few block exchanges and a row-by- row exchange and they were great fun. It was fascinating to see how each of us approached the challenge and I treasure the quilts from those exchanges.

    —Colleen on February 8, 2017
  • Newbie! I’ve never done the exchanges, yet am interested in trying 🙂

    —Jari Whiteacre on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned — I love all aspects of quilting. Getting together with friends is the best! We share fabrics, stories, ideas and life experiences. And we laugh a lot!! Quilting brings out the best in people!

    —Sharon Ernst on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to block swaps, but would love to participate in one(or two!!)
    I love the fabric choices of Kim & Jo’s quilts!

    —Bernadette Schultz on February 8, 2017
  • The quilts from the book are wonderful. I have never done a block exchange but there is still life in the old girl.

    —Gail on February 8, 2017
  • B. I’m sporadic however this yr already spending more time on line exchanges and inspirations . love the story of Kim and Jo’s friendships and book release . Thank you. I’m as excited as you the Publisher !

    —Diane B on February 8, 2017
  • I lov these two…

    —Sandy Belt on February 8, 2017
  • I am definitely a (b) …. whenever there is an exchange going on at my guild I love to participate but I also love to do my own thing as well.

    —Sue Cahill on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt for my family and now I have greatgrand kids so the fun of it
    is even better. I have gone to a quilt group which is fun too but going
    out in the winter cold at night is not for me. Maybe I will go back in the spring because exchanging ideas and doing projects together is fun.

    —Elaine Fredrikson on February 8, 2017
  • I’m in the second group. I’ve done several block exchanges as well as a few "round robin" projects. All are very fun to do, but more "high pressure" than my own projects. I’m so in love with the s book! I’m not sure I can wait to see if it win it! Of course, I can buy it and then if I win, I can share with a friend.

    —JoAnne McPherson on February 8, 2017
  • b) I am sporadic. A quilt group I belong to often has block exchanges, but most of my quilting is for myself or family and friends.

    —Jeanne on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Susan Linder on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but would love some simple friendships in my life.

    —Karen Watkins on February 8, 2017
  • I love exchanges of blocks and ideas with my friends. But I think I’m a type B:
    b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —Cindy B on February 8, 2017
  • Never done an exchange but after reading excerpts from the book I am ready to give it a try.

    —Nancy A. on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange, but I have enough fabric to pretend (who doesn’t?) I love the scrappy looks of both Kim’s and jo’s quilts. I have both of them on my bookshelf.

    —Barbara Boyd on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with my friends and we have done a number of exchanges that we called tin can quilts because we put our Fabric and/ or wishes into a tin can and exchanged them that way!

    —Deb on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never participated in an exchange although I recently joined a guild. We do learn a new technique, each make a block using some common elements, then put it into an annual draw where the winner gets all the blocks!

    —Cathy on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done exchanges in the past, but not for quite some time. It’s fun, I’d like to do it again!

    —Sharon Morton on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic

    —Debbie Smitley on February 8, 2017
  • c) I am new to exchanges

    —Carol Melcher on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a (c) too, though I did one exchange many years ago when I first started to quilt. The book and the fabrics are exciting–so hope I’m chosen.

    —Lynnette Kleinau on February 8, 2017
  • B a sporadic quilter. But not by choice. Lol If I didn’t work it would be much more!

    —Karen Smithson on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but would love some "Simple Friendships " in my life.0

    —Stephanie Kluk on February 8, 2017
  • C) I’m new but definitely need some friendships! 😊

    Daisy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I love these quilts and the fabrics used to make these beautiful quilts!

    Barbara F Barthle on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange…maybe now I will! This is one book where I love every quilt in it!

    —Kleg on February 8, 2017
  • I would say I am pretty seasoned at exchanges. Being in a Civil War Group, Charity Quilts, Crazy Quilt Group, and a Scrap Club Group, we are always exchanging fabrics of some sort, squares, strips or just bags of scraps. It is so much fun. I enjoy sewing with friends and also by myself, sometimes it’s a little more productive by myself, but a lot quieter, missing the fun we have when we are together. These are my two favorite designers, absolutely love all their work. In just seeing the pictures here, I want to make every one of them. Thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous bundle.

    —connie b on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C but the patterns are encouraging me to try an exchange

    —Donna faris on February 8, 2017
  • I am C. I love quilting and quilts. They are so homey, cozy and beautiful and would love to have them in every room in my house.

    Amelia Moore on February 8, 2017
  • Love quilting with friends and family. Love all of Jo and Kim’s books.
    Never done an exchange.

    Mary Arntson on February 8, 2017
  • My most cherished times are creating beautiful quilts. I love sewing with my sewing friends at our monthly gatherings. When at home I have the company of my helpful fur babies.

    —Sharon walker on February 8, 2017
  • Definitely a b) – I spend most of my quilting time alone, but share my shopping time with other quilters. And I share the fruits of my productive hours with a few different charity organizations. That’s what keeps me stitching.

    —Sandy Navas on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic but would love to be involved in more exchanges. I love both Jo and Kim, their fabrics and patterns!

    —Jan Perez on February 8, 2017
  • What a winning combo "Kim & Jo"! I am quite sure the books is really wonderful, as both of these designers are.
    I do block exchanges from time to time, and they are quite fun.
    Thanks!
    Nettie from Utah

    Annette Crain on February 8, 2017
  • C: I’m new! Actually I have never participated in a full exchange. I had the plan once but life moved too fast. It would be nice to enjoy. The quilts in the book are lovely!

    —Stephanie L. on February 8, 2017
  • JM and KD, now that’s an inspired pairing! Love both of their designs and admit to having PIGs and WIPs for both. Definitely will have to get this book but would love even better to win it!

    Vivian on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    Anna Galuzova on February 8, 2017
  • B. The best times are with friends, the love, laughter, ideas and snacks. I also love getting up early, going to my quilt room, with my best friend (puppy dog) and spend quiet time before the rush of the day begins.

    —Rita on February 8, 2017
  • I need some simple friendships in my life. None of my friends even sew, they want quilts and when I offer to show them and help, it’s a no. They think I should sew other thing besides quilts, but it’s what I enjoy, so they can either join me or buy the other stuff. I tell them like it is, hahaha

    —Mary on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "c", never done one. But I think participating in a group exchange would help me organize my time to do more quilting.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win fabric and that gorgeous book!

    —Jetta on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt with friends once a week and the rest of the time I quilt alone. Quilting with others gives you a chance to bounce ideas off of someone else, get some positive feedback, and those pats on the shoulder affirm your choices and the direction you are heading. Thank you for this chance to win a book that contains so many wonderful patterns.

    —Linda Taylor on February 8, 2017
  • C) I am new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life.

    —Valerie Messina on February 8, 2017
  • A.
    The women that have thought me are very talented and very gracious people. Thanks to them learned about Kim Diehl and Joe Morton !!!!!

    Linda McGill on February 8, 2017
  • I always quilt by myself.

    —AS on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt with friends every Thurs, however I love quilting by myself in my ROOM.

    Looking at this book just makes my heart sing, love both these ladies.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Marilyn on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done several exchanges within my small quilt guild. Now, I am forever grateful because some of our ladies have moved on to heaven and I still have a piece of them with me. I drive over an hour to get to my favorite quilt shop in Rome City, Indiana, Caroline’s Cotton Cottage to just touchy-feel Kim & Jo’s fabrics. Due to a limited income, I buy a couple of half yards whenever I get to go. I would love to win these fabrics. They are eye candy to me and just call my name. Thank you for the opportunity. Your new book looks stunning with fabulous quilts!

    —Peg on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I!!

    —Kristine R. on February 8, 2017
  • B) I love to stitch one and one with friends, I have a few Bees I belong to as well and love that time as well but also love my me, myself and I time for more challenging projects. I’m so excited about this book. I’ve been a huge fan of both Kim and Jo. I taught my niece to quilt 11 years ago (she’s now 21) and she too loves them both. What a great "friendship" book to be published.

    —Stacey Larson on February 8, 2017
  • I will exchange once in a while but prefer to just make for my self. Love Kim and Jo’s designs.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on February 8, 2017
  • I guess I’m sporadic. Over the past several years,I have taken several BOM classes with good friends. I’ve never participated in a block exchange, but that could be fun. Currently, as I enter my 75th year, I am trying to use my stash to make quilts and table runners for family and friends. So much fabric; so little time! I greatly admire both Kim and Jo, and would be thrilled to win a copy of their new book!

    —Katherine K Morvay on February 8, 2017
  • Call me sporadic. Like sewing with my friends but I get a lot more done sewing at home! Love the designs shown…a lot

    —cheryl on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned. Our guild has swaps and I’ve participated in several. Sometimes they’re not all quite the same size, but I’ve managed to make it work. I love having something from different friends.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on February 8, 2017
  • c. new to exchanges, but would like to try.

    —Lynn on February 8, 2017
  • C, I need some Simple Friendships to start block exchanging. Love Kim and Jo

    —Lois Capper on February 8, 2017
  • I belong to three quilt groups and we’ve done several exchanges.
    Love quilting with my friends.

    —Linda on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I love quilting with friends and for friends, but I love my quilting time to myself in my own room. I love both Jo and Kim and will buy anything and make anything they design… can’t wait for the book!!!

    —cheryl on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Debra White on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely c) need Simple Friendships in my life, in more ways than one.

    —Barbara on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely a (b)sporadic! I belong to a quilt guild so sometime quilt with them or friends but still have many of my own projects. I love the designs in the book!

    —Laura Henrikson on February 8, 2017
  • Love the patterns in this book. Looking forward to making some in traditional prints as well as modern solids.

    —Maggie Knight on February 8, 2017
  • It has been a awhile since there has been time to meet and sew with friends. Love this book. Can’t wait to start quilting and sewing with simple friendships.

    —Wendy on February 8, 2017
  • I am definitely in the "I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!" camp. I dont think I have anyone near me to do this…but it looks like it would be fun to try!
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

    —Cynthia on February 8, 2017
  • I have only been involved in 1 block exchange. It was done through my guild and was a lot of fun. I would love to get some ideas on different exchanges.

    —Maureen Haynes on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned! Have several bee’s and have been doing it for years.

    —Louise Haddon on February 8, 2017
  • I am not new to quilting with friends….but I am when it comes to a block exchange. I have never been a part of one but I think it would be great fun and there are some really awesome quilts in Kim and Jo’s new book that would be wonderful to make.

    —Cyndi on February 8, 2017
  • I am person- type C. I am opened to new ideas! It’s about time to think outside the box!! Thanks for opportunity to win this book! Margie

    —Margie Gschwendtner on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve only participated in a couple of exchanges over the years but don’t now as I have so many unfinished projects of my own!

    —Marty on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. They sound like so much fun!

    —Lorna Wainwright on February 8, 2017
  • I have never participated in a block exchange! I did participate in a half square triangle challenge where each participant (20) used paper templates and all used a standard neutral fabric as one color and we each picked the second fabric of our own liking(fall theme). We then each made a project that we wanted using a minimum of half the triangles…all so different! This book looks fantastic and who wouldn’t like a new fabric bundle to use!.A block exchange would be great for my guild to try as our next challenge project.

    —Vickie Bell on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned and I am sporadic ! How can I be both ? I love quilting with friends but I do split my time between my friends & myself. With a busy schedule during most days, I like to piece & quilt at night after everyone is in bed. My quilting friends are in my schedule for more fun!

    —Susan on February 8, 2017
  • I’m pretty sporadic about exchanges but I’d like to do more. This book looks like so much fun and since I love the quilts of both designers it is now on my wish list!

    —Ellie on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between quilt groups and myself.

    —Bertha Mallard on February 8, 2017
  • B) when I can share,I do love to quilt!

    —Suzanne Melching on February 8, 2017
  • I have not participated in a quilt exchange and I know several quilters in my rural area. Would love some "simple friendships"!

    —Donna on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Debra Rice on February 8, 2017
  • This book looks amazing! Two great designers doing awesome work. I have never participated in a block exchange, but I think it would be very interesting and great fun. I quilt with guild friends several times a month at our sit and sews. I would love to win the book and the fabric(if I don’t I plan to purchase!!).

    —Cathy Bishop on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done an exchange. I love to sew with my friends, but we work on individual projects and help each other as needed. I love the quilts in this book. Can’t wait to get a copy.

    Kris Searle on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! Would love to win a copy of this book…

    —Marilyn Gregory on February 8, 2017
  • I’m between A and B. Lots of experience in the past with block exchanges with a group I used to belong to. Now, it’s more sporadic, participating in some online exchanges. But I love the idea of sewing with friends! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Robin McGuire on February 8, 2017
  • Seasoned – I like to exchange blocks. I’m currently in a row-by-row exchange, kind of a round robin but with rows. I love all of Kim’s books, and am getting more interested in Jo’s quilt designs. A winning combination!

    —Jane Coleman on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but will retire soon and have more time to play with friends! So looking forward to this time and would love to win any of these great fabrics and book.

    —Audrey on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c. I have cooperated making quilt blocks to be included in quilts for gifts for retirements, etc. but never a true exchange where I get blocks, too! Kim Diehl and Jo Morton really are two of my very favorite quilters. I am getting their book and would love those fabric bundles!

    —Eileen on February 8, 2017
  • I usually quilt alone but have enjoyed my time in quilt classes. I’ve never participated in a block exchange. Thanks for offering these rewards!!

    Judy A on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but I’d love to try one!!

    —Carrie on February 8, 2017
  • As I’m just coming back to the quilting activity after a break of several years, I’m a "C" for the moment. But I hope joining a group exchange will motive me to do quilting more regularly
    I would like to thank you for this giveaway and for the fabulous discovery of this new book ! I’m so fan of Jo Morton and Kim Diehl !!!
    Have a nice week,
    Evelyne

    Evelyne on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic – my quilt bee friends and I occasionally do block exchanges or round robins. They are a lot of fun. Kim and Jo are two of my all-time favorite designers and I plan to pick this book up!

    —Suz Kuhns on February 8, 2017
  • Beautiful quilts. Like the combination of piecing and applique. I’m trying to incorporate some of that in my quilts this year. I would say I’m in category "c". Would be very happy to be the lucky winner!

    —Kathy on February 8, 2017
  • C)Would love to do a block exchange but have never had the chance.

    —Jody Randall on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to quilt block exchanges. I’ve never done one but they sound like fun.

    —NancyB on February 8, 2017
  • I have belonged to the same sewing group for 20 years + and from time to time we do exchanges. It’s fun to belong to a group but I still like my alone time to quilt.Thanks for a great giveaway.

    —Bev on February 8, 2017
  • I usually quilt by myself. I have on ocassion quilted with friends but we didn’t exchange blocks.

    —Virginia Over on February 8, 2017
  • C…but did exchange of blocks to Germany that went around the world, but the best one of the ladies that received my block was from Switzerland, and she came to USA and we got to meet out in Lancaster, PA for dinner…makes me always want to do an exchange when asked, as you never know what fun and new friends you may gather.

    —Joanne on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned and loved quilting with friends!

    —Jackie McCoy on February 8, 2017
  • I love exchanges with friends but have not done one for a couple of years. Can’t wait to get this book! Would love to do this tyoe of exchange and also to win the fabulous gift!!!!

    —Fran Anderson on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. I participate in three Bees and two guilds. For me, a good day means sewing with friends.

    —Joey Manning on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned.

    —pat geishirt on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt weekly with three other women.
    I am also in a monthly quilt guild. Our guild does a block exchange each month which I enjoy. Each month the pattern changes but it is so fun to see the monthly design in all the different colors.

    —Bonnie Huisjen on February 8, 2017
  • a…nothing better than a day (or 2) spent quilting with friends…or a retreat with more friends.

    —Patty1 on February 8, 2017
  • Wow. Gorgeous quilts from my two favorite quilters.

    I’ve never done an exchange, but perhaps an opportunity to do so will present itself at some point!

    —Carol Weber on February 8, 2017
  • I guess I’m a "b"; I usually quilt alone but get together once in a while for some "Sit ‘n’ Stitch" time. I love these fabrics and the old-fashioned look of the quilts in the book!

    —Dottie Macomber on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I have done a few exchanges with online friends and groups and I make a lot of quilts for my family and myself. I enjoy exchanging friendship blocks with online friends, one quilt I have used them in is one of my all time favorites. Thank you for a chance to win some beautiful fabrics and the new book looks fantastic!

    —Marsha Burwash on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never participated in an exchange, but this year I did join a block of the month and am going to be participating in a sew along online.

    —Kim D. on February 8, 2017
  • My answer is C. I am new to block exchanges.

    —Sherry Sartin on February 8, 2017
  • Love, love, love!!! Want, want, want!!! Please, Please, Please!!

    —Jill Drouillard on February 8, 2017
  • C best describes me.

    —Mary Louise Jensen on February 8, 2017
  • Actually, I’ve never done a block exchange, but they sound like a great deal of fun. It is definitely in my future

    —Joan Brown on February 8, 2017
  • Oh! I would love this book! Two of my favorite designers! You do great books. Keep up the good work.

    —Norma Klotz on February 8, 2017
  • C I am fairly new to quilting but do believe Friendship Quilts would definitely inspire me to exchange blocks in a group! Beautiful use of colors and fabrics! Wonderful designs!

    —Peggy craig on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned and love to sew every day.

    —JoMarie Coster on February 8, 2017
  • I’d say I’m sporadic..especially since my time is currently divided between house in GA and grandchildren in AZ and any day now in CA…I’m becoming a Westerner! I have little time right now of my own, but we all make sure I get back to my friends for a semiannual retreat, which is coming up soon! I love all things Jo and Kim, lol, so can’t wait to get my hands on new fabric lines and book…doesn’t matter that I need to greatly reduce my stash! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Kathy Oppelt on February 8, 2017
  • I forgot but b would be where I fall in the quilt world!

    —Norma Klotz on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I have friends who have done exchanges and I’ve thought it would be fun to try. Just haven’t jumped in yet. But I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

    —Louann Fisher on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m new to exchanges and I think I need some "Simple Friendships" in my life. I just started my first quilt solo so needless to say I’m nervous but I’m really enjoying myself. I’ve never done a block exchange but I’ve always wanted too. I’ve been waiting for this quilt book to go public I can’t wait to get one thank you very much for the chance to win one the beautiful fabric bundles good luck everyone

    —Valerie Thompson on February 8, 2017
  • a-definitely! Have been doing quilts with friends for quite awhile. They are my favorites because they make me smile remembering the friendships we share. Some of our exchanges have been blocks inspired by Jo and Kim!

    —Jean Gilbertson on February 8, 2017
  • I guess I’m Sporadic. I have been in some block exchanges that were fun. My friends (who happen to love quilting also) we get together once a month for dinner and of course show and tell of what we have been working on. always a good time with lots of laughter. This would be a great book to maybe work on a quilt together. And ohh gotta love me some Moda Jo Morton fabric. 🙂

    —Jeri LeBeau on February 8, 2017
  • What a lovely giveaway! Unfortunately I’m so new to this that I’ve yet to make many friends or get involved in any exchanges. I love to MAKE things for friends, does that count?? lol!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

    —Cindy M on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned and proud of it! This book is the ultimate, it combines two of my most favorite designers. It doesn’t get much better than this!!

    —Lewcrese S on February 8, 2017
  • I belong to four quilting groups,but I also like lots of "me" quilting time. I could be happy stitching around the clock!

    —Jane Harrington on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done a block exchange but it sounds like a lot of fun.

    —Sharon on February 8, 2017
  • Leaning more toward sporadic. Love quilting with friends at retreats but they only happen a few times a year. We have planned our first block exchange in mid March. Have my blocks ready and am very excited. Hopefully many more to come.

    —Cindy Scholfield on February 8, 2017
  • I have done a few block exchanges and really enjoy quilting with friends. Sit and sews and quilting retreats are some of the best places to get help with quilting projects and make lifelong memories and friendships!

    —Sharoll S. on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I have only been quilting about 3 years and have never done a block exchange, but I do believe they are in my future. I love this fabric and the book too.

    —Denise Gruver on February 8, 2017
  • B) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself and I.

    I’ve done a mug rug exchange, and am currently doing a row exchange, but have never actually done a block exchange. I do love swaps, though! Quite fun!

    —Heather V on February 8, 2017
  • I am more of a B person. But I LOVE the book, the designs and the fabrics!

    —Lenny Truitt on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. I have a Flower Seeds of Time quilt done as an exchange and really love the quilt

    —Debby Thompson on February 8, 2017
  • I new never have exchanged

    —Donna D on February 8, 2017
  • Well hello fellow quilters, I’m sporadic in my quilting. My sister and I usually quilt together. Love some of the quilts in this new book. They are right in the middle of my color pallet.

    —Antoinette Henne on February 8, 2017
  • I have done an exchange twice so I would say I’m still new to exchanges – almost "b". : )
    I would love to win and set up an exchange with my quilting friends. Thank you!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on February 8, 2017
  • I have done several block exchanges and swaps online. I have found that having on constant-usually background makes using the blocks easier. Also, getting blocks with 30’s, batiks and other very different fabric styles makes it almost impossible.

    —Judi on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends and currently am part of two mini-groups. I would love to have this book as both Jo and Kim’s quilts are awesome!

    —Judi Rizzo on February 8, 2017
  • C. While I have been quilting for some time, I’m new to exchanges. What a great way to expand friendship.

    —Dorothy Carter on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned. Block exchanges are lots of fun.

    —Donna U on February 8, 2017
  • I am a B, but if I were exchanging with Kim or Jo patterns, I would probably be an A.

    —DebrafromMD on February 8, 2017
  • There is nothing more therapeutic than quilting with my friends. About 5 years ago we met at a charity sewing group. We live in the mountains outside of Albuquerque but as the crow flies not that far from each other. Due to my darn "J O B" i only get to see them once a month but it’s such a treat! The family of one of our group members started calling us her "Quilt Posse" and the name has stuck. The laughter and tears and stories we have all shared over the years is priceless and a lot cheaper than a psychiatrist! I love them all dearly and know that they are one of God’s greatest gifts to me.

    —Ruth Anglin on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    Love the new book – so many cute patterns, I can’t decide which one I would start first. Thanks!

    —Laverne Geloff on February 8, 2017
  • B) sporadic, but this is a great way to enjoy time with my small quilt group. Our guild loves to display the sets of exchanges at our semi-annual quilt show. Beautiful fabrics ladies!

    —Kathy G. on February 8, 2017
  • Beautiful quilts and fabrics! A. enjoying block exchanges, swaps, mysteries with old & new friends.

    —Karen S on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C, I have never been to a block exchange, even tho I have been quilting for many years. Guess I am a loner! Quilting for me is my special quiet time.

    —Pat on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic because I love to go to sewing retreats where I sew with friends and I, also have to have my therapeutic alone sewing time! I love quilting!

    —Lana Stewart on February 8, 2017
  • I am a B.We quilt on a friday when we can.

    —BARBARA ROBERTS on February 8, 2017
  • I am in love with these quilts! I absolutely love appliqué but I also treasure pieced blocks. However, I can’t find any quilt guilds near me so have basically no one to quilt with. I do some with my sister who divides her time between Maine and Florida, but we’re not together very much. I would love to exchange blocks and make some new quilting friends in the process. I live in southeastern PA, but can email everywhere! This new book is awe inspiring and I’m already itching to make some of the quilts. Typically I have about 3 quilts in process, and go crazy if I don’t have another one in mind! The fabrics are incredible and I could make wonderful use of them!

    —Barb Davison on February 8, 2017
  • Need to add a little friendship in my life.

    —Linda Kemnitz on February 8, 2017
  • C I’ m new to block exchanges. Love the book and the fabrics.

    —Vanessa Davies on February 8, 2017
  • C, but I absolutely love the quilts in this book and the idea of exchanging blocks!

    Jane @ Handiworking on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a total newbie to block exchanges and I live in Alaska, middle of nowhere. It sounds like so much fun!

    —Meri C on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a B. Just finished one with batik flying geese. The quilts are amazing

    —Barbara on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but "old" to quilting with friends. My small quilt group has met for thirty nine years! Lots of stitches have run through our needles! Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Leslee Shepler on February 8, 2017
  • I have never tried this but am always willing to learn sounds like it would be fun . I love Kim and Jo buy almost all their books.

    —monica schwartz on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Paula Lambert on February 8, 2017
  • Love the work of both these quilters-designers. Love quilting with other for inspiration, their experience and encouragement for me.

    —Gwyn Loyd on February 8, 2017
  • Definitely an a. My dearest friends are my quilting biddies. I love being with them so much that I host two week-long retreats each year. Best two weeks of my year!,

    —Ruth Newell on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I have sewn since early childhood, quilted for years, taught quilt classes, and even designed patterns for quilt shops, but I have never been involved in a block exchange. Help me!

    —Terry on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. It is why I am involved in more than one quilt quild. Each one is so different. Thank you for the experience of your blog and the giveaways.

    —Janey Cook on February 8, 2017
  • B) Sporadic that’s me!I do enjoy a good block exchange anytime!

    —Lynette Gross on February 8, 2017
  • C – I think it would be fun to do

    —Kathy Luehrs on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I love quilting with my friends in my patchwork club and I love also quilting alone in my house listening to music.
    I love this new book by Kim Diehl and Jo Morton as well as these beautiful fabrics

    —Brigitte Pottier on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange, but it sounds interesting.

    —susan on February 8, 2017
  • C. I am new to exchanging. Now that I am retired, my focus is on quilting and making quilting buddies. Love the books by these two artists!!

    —Kris on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done an exchange, but I really would love to win!

    —Janice Mc Laren on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c) and I would love to win some of this gorgeous fabric and the new book. I especially love the blue quilt with the peach sashing.

    —Ruth Bradford on February 8, 2017
  • I’m in the midst of my first block exchange with my local bee. I’m learning a lot and love the idea. I’m also going out to get this book right away! It is my comfort color pallet and my favorite applique style all in one book…so perfect!

    —jrp53 on February 8, 2017
  • I am a sporadic quilt block exchanger. I work 2 days a week with a group and the rest of the time by myself. Love these sneak peeks of your book.

    —Janet Crossman on February 8, 2017
  • C, I am new to exchanges but would love it. Really love the concept. Maybe could do a Facebook exchange?

    —Lisa Lehmann on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends but don’t get it do it as often as I would like.

    —Deanna on February 8, 2017
  • I’m B Would love to do it more

    —pam on February 8, 2017
  • I don’t exchange, though I quilt with friends. The book inspires me to start a group to exchange quilt, such a good way to mix and match skills and styles.

    —Liz on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. I am a little afraid of deadlines. I would feel stressed the whole time about a deadline. However, Kim and Jo’s friendship story is wonderful and I can see the upside of exchanges because if friendships.

    —Anne on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends, so seasoned it is!

    —Vicky on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but would love to get more involved.The book sounds wonderful!

    —Debbie K on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t participated in an exchange butI think it would be so fun to see the results.

    —Mary on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a new quilter, so I am definitely a "C". I’m a big history buff and have read quite a few historical books mentioning friendship quilts, and, scrappy quilts with blocks made by friends, neighbors and family for a gift. I’d love to do this!

    —Jane on February 8, 2017
  • Definitely a C, but this may be an idea for my "sew and tell" group of friends. These quilts are beautiful-just what you would expect from these two awesomely talented ladies!

    —Jean on February 8, 2017
  • I would love to do a block exchange. I organize a crafting retreat each year but we have never done a quilt block exchange. This book would definitely help! Thank you for always being so generous!

    —Nyla-Jean on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! It would be fun to have someone to yack with about the beautiful fabrics shown in this book and to bounce ideas off of for maybe trying some in other color schemes (I always struggle with color). Kudos to the person who did the quilt staging and photos for the book – very stunning and inspires me a lot to sew these!

    —Jane Gehring on February 8, 2017
  • Have never done an exchange, but quilt with friends who have very different quilting tastes.

    —Kathy R on February 8, 2017
  • When it comes to quilt-block exchanges:

    a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends but we are not always able to share our blocks! It does make the quilting more fun knowing that a quilt is a little bit of everyone’s talents!

    —Dianna Martinez on February 8, 2017
  • I like splitting my quilting time with friends and then some alone time. Looks like a great bunch of new patterns.

    —Barb Math on February 8, 2017
  • I’m actually a combo. I’ve done several exchanges in the past, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life now!

    —Susan L. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic: Still working full-time leaves only a few nights & weekends to quilt. I love being involved in exchanges and have actually been hostess to a few. Quilting with friends is an extra-special treat, especially served with chocolate!

    —Sharyl on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned I love quilting with friends.

    —Connie Thompson on February 8, 2017
  • I am b. I have done swaps in the past, but it has been a while.

    —Jennet on February 8, 2017
  • I am mostly an A). I love to sew with my friends each Monday at my home. We often swap blocks for guild. This is a lovely grouping of fabric and I can’t wait to get this book. Hardest thing will be to decide which pattern first.

    Susan Tomporowski on February 8, 2017
  • Sporadic, I split my quilting time between my friends & myself, me & I. Love the fabrics and the book.

    Susan on February 8, 2017
  • c. I am new to exchanges but my sewing group is talking about making each one of us a personal quilt with blocks from the group. We are 12 strong and I could use this beautiful fabric for my exchanged blocks.

    —Becky DuBose on February 8, 2017
  • C. I am new to exchanges but would love it. Really love the concept. I think I will need this book.

    —Maureen on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a c but would love to change that. This book is sooo exciting! I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    —Rita Nichols on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges and don’t even know how to proceed. But it might be fun. Thanks for the fabric giveaway opportunity. I love the look of Kim and Jo’s collaborative efforts!

    —Debbie Holley on February 8, 2017
  • I would love to be in a block exchange. Where do I find one?

    —Becky on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt weekly with friends, but probably get more done on my own…ENJOY BOTH!!!!

    —jackie norwood on February 8, 2017
  • I’m usually not into exchanges but love to gather several times a year and quilt with friends.

    —amy f on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends, we learn and share ideas together, and become a closer group of quilters.

    Alice June Happe on February 8, 2017
  • Looks like a great book with plenty of ideas!

    Helen Brnhart on February 8, 2017
  • ive never been in a block exchange but it sounds like fun.

    —Elaine on February 8, 2017
  • Years ago I did get involved in some exchanges. It was loads of fun! These days I’m back to working and have a hard time meeting my own deadlines so exchanges are out. Kim and Jo are easily my top designers so with them writing a book together, I feel like I hit the jackpot! Thank you Jo and Kim!

    —Valerie on February 8, 2017
  • I am a dyed in the wool fan of friendship sewing, Jo and Kim. Belong to a Guild where we do s lot for others making it so wonderful for all of us. I was in a debilitating accident early November and have a couple of friends that stop in a couple of times a month who have kept me in the loop during my recovery period. Should me kinda myself by this summer. Working on it anyway. Would love the book, the fabric collections would just be icing on the cake. 🤗

    —Mary on February 8, 2017
  • I have never had the chance to participate in a Block Exchange…but think it would be a very fun endeavor….and would love to get the best tips on how to make it happen!

    I think I will love your newest book as I love all the ones done before…

    Thank you, for your inspiration.

    PS.. Hope I win!

    dale

    —dale on February 8, 2017
  • I would have to say C): I am new to exchanges, but haven’t anyone I could exchange with. Sad…!

    —Lin H on February 8, 2017
  • My quild hasn’t done a block exchange for a long time. We are on our 2nd quilt along – a Row-by-Row. It’s sew much fun to see what you started ends up becoming after it’s spent months at other quilters’ homes. Thanks for the inspiration, once again girls!!!

    —Sara on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to quilting and so new to exchanges. I don’t think I have ever been apart of an exchange.

    —Angie Little on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an A – I love quilting with my friends! There are 18 of us that run-away 3 times a year to quilt and have a great time. We’re in the woods of CT with no distractions from the outside. Sew from mid-Friday morning to mid-Sunday afternoon.

    —Jane Hilliard on February 8, 2017
  • I love to sew with friends, but have never done a block exchange. I think it could be a lot of fun. My fear is always that the infamous quarter inch seam could vary with each participant, and that as a result, the biggest challenge would be stitching the blocks together. But other people have done it successfully, so probably (once again) I am worrying about nothing!

    —Carol on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to block exchanges. I’ve been quilting for a long time, but I haven’t been part of an exchange before.

    —Judy W. on February 8, 2017
  • I was in a group exchange many years ago and loved it. But family care and needs have not lent time to do this anymore. Some day I hope to join one again. Loved Kim and Jo’s story … one of the rewards of being a quilter is the friendships that blossom.

    —Lynne Kubik on February 8, 2017
  • I retired recently and am now ready to do those special things like exchanges with friends. Looking so forward to it and having more time to read blogs and special stories like Jo’s and Kim’s.

    —Sue on February 8, 2017
  • Haven’t shared blocks regularly, but made one and it was passed around my quilt group for each member to add a row. Came out I have a special table topper. Love fabrics and love looking at quilt patterns. I am in awe that some people are such gifted designers.

    —Cheryl on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. I meet monthly with a group and we sew community quilts. I have done block exchanges in the past with mixed results. I did a RR, too. I never did get my blocks. I don’t participate in either any longer. However, I love these quilts and these are two of my all time favorite designers.

    —K. Marie on February 8, 2017
  • King’s Crown grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. So many neat ones, but that one really captured my attention. Looks to be a really winner book.

    Donna on February 8, 2017
  • C. I am more of a loner but would be open to try buddie quilting with the right quilter:)

    Susanjm on February 8, 2017
  • I have been involved in several exchanges. It is fun to see what folks do with your fabric. One ouch is that rarely do all the blocks turn out the same size asked for. One group called these exchanges JITB. Jack in the Box! And we passed them around in shoe boxes. I’d love to win this prize!!!
    Good luck to all!

    —Pat Cassidy on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! certainly rings true. I would love to be able to sew regularly with like-minded souls, and to contribute to one another’s projects.

    Marly on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done a few exchanges and/or joint blocks for a cause. It’s amazing how different fabric tastes and stashes can still come together for some pretty stunning results.

    —Anne on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I. … though I’d love to find more time quilting with friends! Thank you for sharing this story and thank you more for offering this book 🙂

    Wendy on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

    —Joan M on February 8, 2017
  • I used to do exchanges blocks when I was in guilds and a minigroup. I have some lovely quilts made from these blocks. I was also involved in many exchanges through Jo’s yahoo group. Those were definitely the most fun to me. I am so excited to see this book. MY two favorite quilt stars in one book. As I went through the pictures my head was spinning. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Mary

    —Mary Kastner on February 8, 2017
  • C) I’m new to exchanges. I’ve never participated in an exchange, but it’s something I would consider doing in the future. I have this book on my shopping list so winning it would be super!

    —MoeWest on February 8, 2017
  • I have made one other quilt with block exchange at a nearby quilt shop. it was so much fun to see what other people came up in putting their batiks together to make a spool quilt. I hope our shop will use this fantastic book to create another group to exchange blocks, and make a beautiful quilt.

    —Cynthia Green on February 8, 2017
  • I love the collaborative efforts of these dynamic ladies. The fabrics are just so beautiful!

    Diane on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but would love to do one w/special friends who "know" me. I am in a small group which is of the Simple Friendships nature 🙂

    —Angelia Ulrich on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I have made a wonderful friend through quilting. Mostly we exchange ideas and techniques.

    —Mary Hawthorne on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    I am doing my first block exchange, currently working on block 2 February. Sew much fun, wish I had been brave enough to do it sooner. Hoping to make many new friendships.
    Love, love, love this fabulous book by Jo & Kim. Also loving their latest fabric collections – Kim’s – Kate’s Cupboard and Jo’s – Reflections.
    Simple Friendships – simply stunning.

    —Pam MacKenzie on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt with friends but am new to exchanges. I love the book and the fabric and would be so happy to win this to start a new experience.

    —Ruth Powell on February 8, 2017
  • I love to get together and quilt with friends, but we don’t do a lot of exchanges. I’m more of a ‘collection’ type quilter than a ‘scrapper’. It might just be time to take the plunge and do an exchange. Once this summer’s quilt show is over, I may try to get a group together.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    —Barbara Nevaril on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges.

    —Suzanne on February 8, 2017
  • I love doing exchanges with friends but have not done one in awhile. Need to gather some friends and do that soon. Sometimes the hardest part is having them follow directions on size, etc. I did do a challenge with my niece in the last two years. Mine is ready to quilt but I need to redo the corners. It is from one of Kim’s books.

    —Pat Knight on February 8, 2017
  • I have quilting friends that I meet with regularly but we each make our own blocks.

    —Diane on February 8, 2017
  • B. Love to do exchanges, but also have many of my own projects that I work on. Have a stack of UFO’s that would knock your socks off! Many of those UFO’s are from block exchanges from a bee I belong to and on-line swaps with Mary Lou Weidman’s group.

    —Linda Ahn on February 8, 2017
  • I am c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Susan Smith on February 8, 2017
  • A.I quilt with friends every Monday.

    —Linda Vargas on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an A — I love quilting with friends! But, I’m also a B since I also enjoy quilting alone. LOVE the new book & the fabrics. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    —Jan B on February 8, 2017
  • C–I’m new to exchanges, but it sounds like fun!

    —Kris B on February 8, 2017
  • Seasoned! I’ve been in a block exchange with the same small gropu of 4 ladies for years. Love it!

    Nita on February 8, 2017
  • Love quilting with friends! do it a lot! Love new and beautiful quilts to share!!

    —Linda Tucker on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I absolutely love the designs and fabrics used in the book. Two very talented ladies.

    —Shelley on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. Beautiful quilts in this book!

    —Karen R. on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends! I have done a few exchanges. Love the book and fabrics!

    Mayme on February 8, 2017
  • Kim and Jo are a couple of my favorite designers and both bundles of fabrics look delicious! I’m probably a "b", I’ve participated in several exchanges but do lots of sewing on my own. Can’t wait to get my hands on that book!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt with friends once in awhile, but usually alone. I am in a quilt guild & a small group & we do block exchanges at least once a year. Right now we are exchanging friendship stars. Can’t wait to get my own copy of the book.

    —Kay McCaffery on February 8, 2017
  • I probably fit sporadic the best. Absolutely love quilting with friends, workshops, and my guilds but also enjoy the me time in my quilting room. Quilting is my therapy, I feel so much more relaxed after quilting time.

    —Carolyn Gatlin on February 8, 2017
  • C. I have never done anything like this. I’ve done regular sewing on costumes with friends but never a quilt.

    —Jana on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and don’t know if I’d enjoy the deadlines but I’m sure they are fun and may have to try one.

    —Rina on February 8, 2017
  • I’m C. I have only done one block exchange.

    —Diane on February 8, 2017
  • c) fits me. Love the book and the fabric. Kim Diehl rocks!

    —Kd on February 8, 2017
  • The only exchanges I have done is when the post card quilts were all the rage. I would love to try one as I have seen some of the beautiful quilts that come from starting with an exchange of blocks.

    —Pamela Zajicek on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter..we have a group of quilters from ages 32 to 82…we do everything together..we meet 2 Saturday’s a month, go on road trips together, camp retreat once a year there. We are a group of 10 and we are called the "Quilting Cougars". They are a wonderful group and all work together. We are "Quilting Ffriends"

    —Pat Strain on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m kinda new

    —Helen on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I often sew by myself but I do quilt with my friends from time to time.

    —Marg on February 8, 2017
  • I fall into the "c" section.
    Thanks for the give-a-way.

    —Bobby on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting, just don’t get to do it as often as i would like.

    —judy on February 8, 2017
  • I have never quilted with friends or participated in an exchange, but it sounds like great fun.

    —Kay on February 8, 2017
  • I am c- always looking for more quilting friendships and enjoying the learning! thank you for the chance to win such a super prize!!!!

    —suzie schroeder on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a quilt block exchange- so Simple Friendships and some fabrics would certainly give a creative push to get a group started on the adventure!

    carol on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t participated in many exchanges, but I love hanging with my quilting friends — even if we’re not stitching!

    —Susan on February 8, 2017
  • I am A that loves block exchanges and both of these amazing quilters

    —Janora Hayes on February 8, 2017
  • I hope to do a block exchange this year in my quilt group! We have a quilt retreat twice a year and I’m in several groups. I so value my quoting friends!

    —Susan on February 8, 2017
  • When it comes to quilt-block exchanges:
    b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I. In fact, it’s been a while since I shared.

    —Barb Colvin on February 8, 2017
  • I would LOVE some friends to share ideas, get together for sew days, and even work on some group charity projects..but it has never seemed to work out. This book just may be the inspiration to try it again!

    —Lisa D on February 8, 2017
  • Sporadic. I should try it more often.

    —Jean on February 8, 2017
  • Just having moved to Alaska I’m new to the area and to exchanges. A lot of things are hard to come by up here. It would be great to have friends to quilt with.

    —Julie Janitscheck on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a seasoned quilter. There is a group of eight that meet every Wednesday in each others home and stitch, laugh, stitch, eat and stitch. We have been doing this for years and have become "sisters". We exchange ideas, new techniques and fabric.

    —Kathy Deatherage on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely a "B" – I’ve quilted with friends, and with my daughter, and I quilt on my own. I’m going to be working on a quilt today that is made of blocks swapped with a friend!

    Jannette Binder on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends but don’t get it do it as often as I would like. Many of my quilting friends live far away.

    —Carol Herriot on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic, love some time to myself to quilt, but also spend time quilting with friends.

    —Nance Allen on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic when it comes to block exchanges. My old guild used to do a block exchange every year. The new one does not. I love how Kim and Jo used the blocks to make different and beautiful quilts.

    —Sally Atkinson on February 8, 2017
  • I guess I am both an "a" and a "b". I love quilting wit my friends and am almost always involved in some sort of exchange — sometimes blocks, sometimes fabrics. That being said, I also spend time quilting on my own projects alone. I hesitate to call that sporadic, because they are activities going on side by side. I am so looking forward to this book — two of my favorite quilters!

    —Carol Schon on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m new to exchanges. They look like fun.

    —Virginia in AK on February 8, 2017
  • B fits me to a "T"

    —Carolyn Dell on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c…have never seen an exchange to be a part of, but it sounds interesting!

    —Sandra on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic as far as exchanges go. Love quilting with friends, but we just haven’t exchanged that much. What a fabulous book!

    —Mary D on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to block exchanges, but always thought it would be fun to try. With help from Simple Friendships, I’d love to try one with my quilting friends.

    —Diane on February 8, 2017
  • This book looks awesome. I have never done exchanges.

    —Brenda on February 8, 2017
  • I enjoy quilting with friends I seem to get more sewing done. I am just starting to make some new quilting friends since we moved. I haven’t done a block exchange yet but I think it would be fun.

    —Linda on February 8, 2017
  • A beautiful book created by two spectacular quilters! Thank you!

    I seem to struggle more and more for my "quilting time", so to be very honest, I treasure this opportunity to be alone to create. I find myself trying new techniques, experimenting with color combinations, and just truly enjoying this quiet and precious time to create. I still am in contact with quilting friends, and treasure that as well. Congratulations to Jo and Kim! Lovely lines and lovely quilts!

    Linda Mitchell on February 8, 2017
  • I would be "C", new to exchanges. I would love this book!

    —Susan Stein on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic! Love doing my own thing at home,and enjoy quilting with my friends! We’re searching for an exchange right now so am looking forward to checking out the new book!

    —Terri wiley on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting and every day I can quilt with my friends is a blessing. We share knowledge, inspiration and emotions, building relationships and quilting masterpieces.

    I love my quilting family!

    —Patty Wiebe on February 8, 2017
  • My best friend moved away and we don’t get to quilt together very often. The beautiful quilts in Simple Friendships would be some great projects to enjoy our quilting passion together, long distance.

    —Bonnie Hernandez on February 8, 2017
  • I split my time- I love quilting with friends, but also Like to have individual projects too.

    —Ann Muth on February 8, 2017
  • I am most definitely new to exchanges. Love everything Kim and Jo create.

    —Elaine on February 8, 2017
  • Somewhere between a and b, love sewing with friends when we can manage to get together, but love sewing my own thing also. Love the book and look forward to tips for setting up block/fabric exchanges. Need tips to motivate making Charity quilts in our guild. Any ideas?

    Hi, Rita, what a wonderful endeavor! We do have a post about different charities that accept quilts – you can view it here. Thanks for your question! –Jenny

    —Rita S on February 8, 2017
  • I started quilting with friends after my mother had passed away. I knew my great grandma and granny all quilted. So anytime I can go to class, road trip, retreat, with friends or just spend time at a friends house, I am on board. Friends are the best whether you are together or just thinking about them. Thank You Kim and Jo.

    Renee Tarpy on February 8, 2017
  • "C" I am new to block exchanges but I love quilting with friends, and get together as often as possible to sew together! I love the idea of exchanging blocks! Thanks Kim and Jo, and the wonderful people at Martingale!

    —Stacy Gelinas on February 8, 2017
  • I’m pretty new to exchanges but can see how your union has created some beautiful patterns. I’ve been a fan of both of you for a long time and am pleased with your collaboration. Thank you Jennifer Keltner for revisiting the idea and making this wonderful book happen. Would love the chance to win this.

    —Daniela Durham on February 8, 2017
  • Seasoned! I love quilting with friends.

    —Kalynn on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. I love Kim Diehl and Jo Morton’s books and patterns! I think their fabric designs are stunning!

    —Vicky graham on February 8, 2017
  • c. Never did a block exchange.

    —Quilting Tangent on February 8, 2017
  • I am new and think I do need some new friendships. I love the look of these quilts especially all the stars.

    —Robin Crittenden on February 8, 2017
  • I moved to Illinois from Florida looking for new friends to quilt with. I met a wonderful group of 8 girls and we meet once a week. They have helped me get over the feeling of loneliness I experienced in a new place. We chat, quilt and occasionally take a road trip to visit quilt shops. They have enriched my life in more ways than I could have imagined thanks to our mutual love for quilting.

    —Mary Stuart on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but not new to helping a quilt friend when the need arises. We exchange books and even fabrics when someone has a need. I love the books with both applique and pieced blocks working together. I so hope I win.

    —Janet Reynolds on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and would like advice from these two beauties. Thank you.

    —Debra Caughell on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: Isplit my quilting time between my friends and me,myself and I

    Gale Reynolds on February 8, 2017
  • New to exchanges. Love the new book. Have most of Kim’s books and some of Jo’s would love to add this to my collection and make several of the quilts.

    —Dee C on February 8, 2017
  • Definitely a "C" as I have NO friends who sew, but I sure would love to share my favorite hobby with someone I know personally.

    —Kathy E. on February 8, 2017
  • c I haven’t done a block exchange before, but these ladies make it sound like fun and I’m ready to try it! Info & pics of the book look great, too.

    —Janet on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter. I go to 2 retreats a year and I love quilting with friends.

    —beth daniels on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. I have never done one. I would so love to win this give away. I love both ladies quilt patterns and fabric. What a beautiful book!

    —Denise Cabral on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done a couple of exchanges over the years, guess that makes me a "b".

    —Joanne Sattler on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a hybrid – Seasoned AND Sporadic… I enjoyed block exchanges with friends in the past and treasure the quilts I made with them. But full time work has kept me from rejoining them in recent years.
    Jo and Kim are two of my top favorite designers, and I would LOVE to have their new book and this beautiful bundle to create with! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —TxQuilter on February 8, 2017
  • I am really sporadic. Sometimes I quilt with friends
    and a good share of the time I quilt alone, due to health
    issues. I would love to spend more time with friends.
    And I would love to win this wonderful prize package, too.

    —Donna Street on February 8, 2017
  • When it comes to quilt-block exchanges:

    c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Heather on February 8, 2017
  • New to exchanging! I need the weekends to be 5 days long so that I can quilt more!

    —Diana on February 8, 2017
  • My answer would be B. I have long been a fan of both Jo and Kim and have made several quilts with their fabric. Love the new book.

    Christa Mac Lean on February 8, 2017
  • I have participated in a few block exchanges through my guild. A large part of my quilting time is spent with guild friends. Every second month we have a comfort block demonstrated by a member and then we have the following two months during which we sew blocks at home. Once sufficient blocks are returned we spend a day together creating quilt tops. Interestingly we have used the Old Italian block to make some great quilts. The camaraderie while creating those tops for comfort quilts is amazing. Kim and Jo’s book appears wonderful. My favourite so far…Ruby Jubilee. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

    —Audrey on February 8, 2017
  • I’m C, a seasoned quilter. The most treasured time of quilting is with my friends. Those are the memories that go into those quilts. Each time I see those quilts, memories and friendship are there!

    Terri H on February 8, 2017
  • New to exchanges a quilting is not big in the area I live. I have a couple of friends close by and my main quilting buddy is a hundred miles away. However we are able to find quality quilting time together. These fabrics and books are my all time favorites. The fabrics are so rich and warm, exactly right for the beautiful quilt patterns. My dream is that these gals would put together and sell kits for all of the beautiful quilts in the book.

    —Barbara Whitehead on February 8, 2017
  • "A". ! I love quilting with my friends. I am so excited that my 2 FAVORITE designers are collaborating!!! Yay!

    —Wendy Morgan on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a B. I like quilting with friends but many times I enjoy quilting with me, myself and I. I enjoy being home and able to go through my stash. I have done Kim’s "Simple What Not" but have not had opportunity for Jo’s but am always atteacted to her books. So glad for opportunity to win some of their materials.

    —Nancy on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m new to block exchanges. It really sounds like fun and the friendship quilts are gorgeous!

    —Kathy on February 8, 2017
  • This sewing passion connects me with my Grandmother.

    —Rebecca on February 8, 2017
  • I’m c) new to exchanges, but I would love to have some ‘simple friendships’ in my life – it’s part of the reason I enjoy taking quilt classes and visiting my favorite quilt store.

    —Kirsten on February 8, 2017
  • I have participated before, but unfortunately did not have great luck (wrong fabric types, sizes, etc), so I haven’t participated for years. I’ll admit, I’ve also slowed down on quilting in lieu of other hobbies, but am trying to get back into the swing of things. I mainly quilt for myself and family/friends now, but would not be opposed to looking at a swap again.

    —Susan B. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "c." I’d love to try an exchange, though! Can’t wait to see this book!

    —Donna on February 8, 2017
  • I have never been part of a block exchange. It sounds like fun and a good way to meet new quilting friends. Since I recently relocated from Ne after almost 40 years getting involved with a block exchange would help me meet more local quilters.

    —Freda on February 8, 2017
  • I get inspired by the projects my friends are working on! While we have had some exchanges, I would love to do more.

    Pat on February 8, 2017
  • C~ i am new to these exchanges but i would love to use this book to start a new quilt!!

    —Gina B on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! And winning this contest would be just the thing to get me going!!

    Rhonda Carleton on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. I can only think of 1 acquaintance who quilts. But, I am hoping – when I retire in a few short years – that I can connect with others through a quilt club or guild. I love scrap quilts, and exchanges and quilt-a-longs sound like fun.

    —Linda S. on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    Only because work, family and home get in the way. But I am planning on retiring in a few months so hope to be able to start doing more exchanges.

    —Nina on February 8, 2017
  • I have never joined a block exchange before. I usually quilt alone, as it is hard to schedule time to quilt and meet deadlines.

    —Janet T on February 8, 2017
  • I am both old and new to block exchanges. About 15 years ago I belonged to a miniature quilt group that did a few block exchanges, but then the group disbanded. So I have not been in a block exchange for quite a long time. They were fun!

    —Sharon on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t done many block exchanges, and what I have done has been quite a while ago. It’s time to give it another try. Thx for the great giveaway.

    —Laura Greig on February 8, 2017
  • know about exchanges but never participated – but then I end up giving the WHOLE quilt away not just a block or two

    Joyce on February 8, 2017
  • c) Can’t say I have every done an exchange but it sounds like a lot of fun and I think I will get one started with my quilting friends.

    —Cheryl Quigley on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m a lone quilter but have always wished for more time to sew with friends. I’m hoping retirement comes soon and will free up my time

    —Tammy on February 8, 2017
  • I didn’t learn about block exchanges until I moved to Texas. I’m now in a group that exchanges blocks on a yearly basis. I love to gather with friends and discuss our next block and to exchange ideas on how we assemble our blocks. We meet several times during the year to see how everyone is progressing and if they have any problems. I’m so excited for this new book by Kim and Jo! They are a couple of my favorite designers!!

    —Sheila Kelly on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a c) but would love to try and love the new book!

    —Cheryl Strayer on February 8, 2017
  • I have done a few exchanges & also a couple of Round Robins. But these were done over 10 years ago. I need to get involved in a local guild & get back into the exchange of blocks. Thanks for the giveaway, hope I win 🙂

    —Rose on February 8, 2017
  • c – I belong to a quilting group, but we have not had an exchange since I have been attending. I think I’ll bring that up today!

    —Jeanmarie K on February 8, 2017
  • I love to exchange blocks and rows. I’ve done several with family and some with totally unknown people! I love the previews of the book. Thank you for the chance to win!!

    —Ann on February 8, 2017
  • I have fantastic friends I quilt with and exchange ideas and fabric. Sometimes we work on similar patterns.
    Just being together is what I call friendship quilting.

    —Doreen Borck on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done one quilt block exchange. I would love to do more.

    —Judith Martinez on February 8, 2017
  • Jo and Kim are two of my favorite designers and I have enjoyed their books, fabrics, and kits. I still have three Kim Diehl kits waiting to be pieced.

    —Mary M. on February 8, 2017
  • I have not done many exchanges, but I would like to know more about the exchange. I think it would be fun not only to exchange blocks, but also make new friends.

    —Cheryl Nesbit on February 8, 2017
  • I’d say I’m sporadic. ALL those quilts in the book are awesome!

    —Susan K. on February 8, 2017
  • C) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life!

    —Debbie Erickson on February 8, 2017
  • I am a member of the Quilting Family at Gilda’s Club Nashville, a non-profit organization that offers free support programs/workshops to anyone impacted by any type of cancer. We work on both shared & individual projects. What a thrill it would be for all of us to be gifted your gorgeous fabrics and book…we would be so appreciative!

    —Betty de Felice on February 8, 2017
  • C

    —LoAnn Trowbridge on February 8, 2017
  • I’m c.

    —Mary on February 8, 2017
  • I sew mostly for me and my church. I’ve done a block exchange but it has been a while. Time to do another I think.

    —Janna on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Cathy on February 8, 2017
  • c) I am new to exchanges,but would love to try a nice,easy one! Thanks for the opportunity to win that beautiful fabric and that wonderful new book!!-Myra

    —Myra on February 8, 2017
  • C) I’m new to it. I’ve made some B&C log cabin blocks and send them to USA but still wait for mine to arrive and hope the ones I receive are as good as the ones I’ve send.

    —Hildy on February 8, 2017
  • Though I have been quilting for several years, I have never participated in an exchange. It has only been recently that I have been able to join my local guild. So perhaps in the future there will be an opportunity. I think I would really enjoy an exchange with "new" friends. Andrea

    —Andrea L on February 8, 2017
  • When it comes to block exchanges, I’m sporadic. I have participated in a few and have enjoyed it.

    —Jo Anne Hawks on February 8, 2017
  • b)I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    I would love to spend more time quilting with friends. Every time we get together it’s fun and everytime we say we should quilt together more often but then family and work get in the way….

    —Cecilia on February 8, 2017
  • I would love to do a block exchange, never having done one before, if only to make some new "Simple Friendships’. Being a bit of a perfectionist, I would need some fabuluous fabric and would have to make lots of blocks, so I could pick out only the best ones to swap with my new friends.

    —Cathy D on February 8, 2017
  • I get more work done by myself but love to share my quilts and see those of my friends. We have fun bouncing ideas off each other as to new techniques to incorporate into quilts under construction. We also challenge each other to try blocks/patterns and then get together for a show-and-tell when we are done. It is fun to see how different our end results are from each other.

    —Chris on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and I definitely need some simple friendships!
    Love the quilts from the new book.

    —Pamela Wright on February 8, 2017
  • c) I haven’t done an exchange. My quilt piecing is a "by myself" activity.

    —Dixie on February 8, 2017
  • I’m Seasoned! I love quilting with my friends. Exchanges are fun & challenging, since not everyone sews with the same 1/4″. 😉 I’m very involved with my quilt guild, so that keeps me motivated & trying new things. Our last event was a Charity Block Party & we quilted blocks from 9am to 9pm, finishing with 15 completed tops! About 40 of our members contributed throughout the day. That was a fantastic event to share with friends.

    —Sandy B on February 8, 2017
  • When it comes to quilt-block exchanges:
    c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Cathy D on February 8, 2017
  • I am a C, but would love to win and start a new quilt with some special friends.

    —Lorie B. on February 8, 2017
  • I, too, have not been involved in a block exchange, but have always thought it is a great idea. Just as was said by a person in a previous comment, I am moving to a new community and think it would be a great way to meet other quilters. It would be fun to exchange blocks made with either Kim or Jo’s fabric line – I love them both (fabrics AND the designers!).

    —Shelley on February 8, 2017
  • I really need to be more social, just too shy I guess

    —Rho on February 8, 2017
  • I spend most of my time making quilt tops. I love both of these girls. I have a sewing room in my apartment. Spend more time in there than any room in my apartment..

    Donnae on February 8, 2017

    —Donnae on February 8, 2017
  • I like to stitch with friends because they help motivate me and since being in the retirement plan I get to spend time with others. Love the book and the fabrics. Thank you for collaborating together. Friendship are a great thing.

    —Irene on February 8, 2017
  • c) I am new to exchanges. I know I need some new "friendships" in my life! With homeschooling a Jr. High and graduating Sr. in High School, life is busy to say the least. I am able to get quilting time in a bit.

    —Elizabeth Phinder on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life. Thanks for the chance!

    Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts on February 8, 2017
  • Have never done an exchange. Like the idea of specifying what colors to avoid…almost everyone has one. These fabrics would be perfect with this book and a great way to start out.

    —Katherine Cronn on February 8, 2017
  • c- I tried group exchanges when I first started quilting but we were all so new to quilting it really didn’t work well. I would like to try again with a few more rules. This book looks like a good way to get started, I love the quilts.

    —Barb Jenson on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges.This year, I hope to participate in exchanges where all blocks or other items such as mug rugs and pin cushions are sewn on people powered sewing machines!

    —Maria Goetz on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange but with these quilts it might just be in my future. I love the quilts and the fabrics!

    —Diane on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned. I have participated in a monthly block exchange with my guild. My small group also has a block exchange with different blocks every month. This year the theme was black, white, and a dash of a bright color. Now to put those blocks together!

    —Janet Beyea on February 8, 2017
  • B. I quilt for family, friends, charity, myself…cycling among all.

    —Marilyn F on February 8, 2017
  • B- I belong to a small quilt guild in Mt. Eaton, OH (Wayne County) & we’ve done 12½ x 12½ block exchanges…
    THANKS for a very nice Giveaway!

    —MS Barb on February 8, 2017
  • Excited for this new book. I’m a B, have participated in a few block exchanges. The book and fabric would be great to do a swap with. Can’t wait!!

    —Karen B. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an A, but haven’t participated in a while….

    —Cynthia Brown on February 8, 2017
  • Our go-to sewing store in my small town in Oregon had a quilt exchange contest every month: buy the packet of fabric cuts and pattern for about 10 bucks, put your block in to the drawing, and someone would win enough for a top. I never won in the few months I joined, sigh! I’ve been here in Denver for 7 years now, my daughter and I quilt together, but we can’t seem to get with other quilters, although there are some guilds around, just a matter of working hours! So I follow blogs and read sites like this! thanks so much for the encouragement and ‘fellowship’
    sharon in colorado

    —Sharon Schipper on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    Our quilt group did do a block exchange for a charity quilt last year and it was a lot of fun. I’d like to do it again.

    Joyce J on February 8, 2017
  • Block exchanges–it’s been years since I’ve done one. Belonged to a guild that did maybe 2 or 3. Fun. It’s something to think about doing again.

    —jan on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done a few friendship blocks or quilts (round robin) and would possibly do it again, but there’s always an issue with not following through with their part. I may do one again, but it would have to be with special people who I know will actually participate. Great book and fabrics, though. Love the variety.

    —Maryellen on February 8, 2017
  • I tend to be a solitary quilter so my answer would be "C." My time is very limited so maybe I need to find an online exchange group!

    —Cynthia B. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I have never done a block exchange.

    —Pat on February 8, 2017
  • I’m C, but I LOVE the idea of a block exchange and I squealed with delight when I learned about this book, as I am a huge fan of them both! Ooh and that fabric is gorgeous!!

    —Christine E. on February 8, 2017
  • b I very sporadic when it comes to exchanges. I participated in my quilt guild block exchanges over time. I have done one round robin which was so much fun. AND it was nerve wracking to make sure that I lived up to the talents of the other gals in my group. I would definitely do it again.

    —Julie on February 8, 2017
  • I really am none of the above. I love block exchanges, when given the chance, I jump on it. My sewing circle is fairly small because of living in such a remote place (50 miles from the nearest quilt shop). The other problem of a block exchange is the age of the folks I quilt with. They have already been there and done that. Maybe I can inspire them with this book.

    —JaniceCarole on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but would love to start a quilt with some simple friendships! Excited to see the new book! I am a fan of both authors!

    —Theresa Dilley on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange, but I’d be up for the challenge and interested in meeting other quilters!

    Carolyn on February 8, 2017
  • To be totally honest I am none of the choices. I quilt alone. Out here on the prairie there are not the choices of quilts and groups or the time. I sew when I can. Which I am trying to get more and more sewing squeezed into my days. I have always loved Kim and Jo’s work and will be getting their new book. The fabrics are beautiful as always, great to see my style of quilts still live. Thank you

    —Robin on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Linda B on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done a few block exchanges & they are a lot of fun. Love sharing quilting with my friends!

    —Carol Gearey on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. Always great fun to be creative with friends. Definitely an A.

    QuiltShop Gal on February 8, 2017
  • C….I’ve only done one Round Robin but after ready this I’d love to do a block exchange. Soooo excited for the Simple Friendships book!! And oh what fun it would be to share some of those gorgeous fabrics!!!

    —Tiffanee Noack on February 8, 2017
  • b.) I meet with my quilting group friends two Tuesdays during the month and we email thoughts about projects, fabrics, and trivia during the rest of the month. I quilt when time permits at home. I try to find time to myself as often as I can to enjoy making quilts for family and charity. The quilts and fabrics above are just beautiful and inspirational. Carol February 8, 2017

    —Carol on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to block exchanges….as in I have never done one but it sounds like fun!

    —Linda Triplett on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a seasoned quilter. Our quilt club has "work days" to make quilts for people in our area who have a crisis- we’ve given to fire and tornado victims. We’ve also sewn for Project Linus. We have had block exchanges in the past

    —Barbara on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Deanna Akeson on February 8, 2017
  • b)I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —Kim H. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m more of a "c". Thank you for such a great giveaway.

    —Shirley on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but do meet with friends to do charity quilts.

    —JudyP on February 8, 2017
  • I’m "A" love stitching with friends! The book is beautiful! Thank you for this offer.

    —Michelle Cole on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a newbie. My mother has done exchanges with friends for years and has produced some wonderful quilts that way, so I’m anxious to get started!

    —Diana Steverson on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. I think it would be very fun to try.

    —Louise Warren on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    I new to quilting and can’t wait to gain some new quilting camaraderie!

    —Betty on February 8, 2017
  • c) I am new to exchanges but they sound like a great way to learn & make new friendships.

    —Halley Becker on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "b". It’s fun to quilt with my friends, but sometimes I need quiet and no interruptions. If I feel lonely, I talk to myself. I would not want to choose a favorite quilt from the ones presented in the email newsletter.

    —Sandy May on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    🙂

    —Jane on February 8, 2017
  • c)I am new to exchanges but this has given me an idea to present to my quilt group of 8 wonderful ladies. We meet twice/month for 5 hours and have a spring and fall retreat. We’ve enjoyed each other’s company so much that our retreats have gone from Fri.-Sun. to Wed.-Sun. I want to present the exchange idea to the group at our next get-together. Thanks so much for this great idea. It sounds like another fun activity for all of us.

    —Joanne M. on February 8, 2017
  • C. I am new to friendship exchanges. Having just retired I am looking forward to connecting with and making new quilting friiendships.

    —Cindy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. I meet regularly with quilting friends but we don’t always stop visiting enough to do any sewing together. Occasionally we have a retreat where we sew more than we talk!

    —Pat on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve shyed away from exchanges however I think (C) as I really NEED some "SIMPLE FRIENDSHIPS" in my Life! How cool that would be in my busy crazy world!
    Best of Luck to Me♥
    Darlene

    —Darlene Easton on February 8, 2017
  • I’m (a) and enjoy being with friends and happy alone also…I just love quilting and have been collecting for years now! Love the look of this book!

    —Linda on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an ‘a’, I luv quilting with friends….especially my two sisters. Thanks for this chance to win a fabulous fabric bundle and copy of Simple Friendships.

    —Virgi on February 8, 2017
  • "C" I’m new to exchanges. One I tried to join was not the best laid out so I didn’t do it. I would love to do one but with who in my area? I can’t say I’m real picky but I do like to have things blend and be the same size in the end, so that has been the stopper for me. Would be great to win as I really love all the quilts by these two ladies.

    —Karen DH on February 8, 2017
  • More "B" than "A". I am trying to work on quilt tops or blocks for different quilt groups (charity or friendship.)

    —Vicki Greisman on February 8, 2017
  • I have participated in a few exchanges within my old guild. Some were great and others there was not commitment all all quilters involved. This is most frustrating and disappointing; it lets the others quilters involved down as we are all looking forward to the end. SDo if you do get involved PLEASE take it seriously. Happy Quilting:)

    —Sheila Ivany on February 8, 2017
  • I have participated in several exchanges. So much fun

    —Susy on February 8, 2017
  • c. I’ve never participated in a block exchange but look forward to being able to do so.

    —Pat on February 8, 2017
  • c. I’m new to exchanges, but I love the idea.

    —Cindy Fraher on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but the small quilt club in my retirement community might be interested. It would be a really fun project for those interested. We meet this Thursday, and I’m going to tell them all about this book!

    —Jane on February 8, 2017
  • I have done exchanges and they’ve turned out to be interesting and challenging. It’s best if quilters know how to sew the "true 1/4″ seam!

    —Arlene Kilborn on February 8, 2017
  • C! This is a new concept for me and I am inspired by Kim and Jo and what they have created with Simple Friendships!

    —Jena Pierce on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges too but love the quilts!

    —Linda G on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends, and working together to create a quilt. So, a) for me.

    —Nancy Allen on February 8, 2017
  • I have done exchanges in the past, but am focusing on completing some projects I have put off for too long.

    —Pamela R on February 8, 2017
  • Definitely (c). I need to broaden my circle of quilt friends and this would be the perfect motivator!

    —Margot on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done a block exchange because I haven’t had quilting friends that enjoyed the same kind of projects. I love traditional blocks and colors like those depicted in "Friendship" but my friends tend to favor either primitives or moderns. While it’s fun to watch and learn from each other, a block exchange was never an option. Someday ❤

    —Susan E Hyatt on February 8, 2017
  • A. Love everything about your quilts! Would be wonderful to win a book or fabric!

    —Jane on February 8, 2017
  • I am definitely a (C), but it sounds like a lot of fun.

    —Jennifer on February 8, 2017
  • I enjoy quilting with friends, but try to make time for my own projects, too. BTW, Jo and Kim make a great duo!

    —C Sharp on February 8, 2017
  • A. Seasoned. As I am a member of several quilt guilds, doing friendship blocks is one of my favorite things. It has helped me be a much better piecer of blocks. And when it is my turn to receive, what a treasure to have blocks from others making for a quick top!

    —Marilynn on February 8, 2017
  • I have only done a couple of block exchanges. I’ve found that I like sharing fabrics more than block exchanges due to the difference of how we each sew.
    I am a Big fan of both Jo & Kim. I would love a fabric bundle & that wonderful book to add to my collection.

    —Carol W. on February 8, 2017
  • B Love quilting with friends but have lots of my projects to finish.

    —Helen Johnston on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life!

    —Kathy on February 8, 2017
  • I am c- new to exchanges but love love LOVE scrappy quilts. I have been following Jo and all things Little Women for a few years now. And I was lucky enough to take a class from Kim here in Idaho where I learned that "Yes I can" do machine appliqué!! This book is a dream come true on so many levels. I rarely love every single project in every book- until now!! I can’t wait to get started. A new stash of fabric would be the perfect way to get my motor running in high speed. Big thanks to everyone who had a part in making this book happen. It is just wonderful. And to Jo and Kim- THank You for finding and taking the time to share your creativity and talent and love of quilts with us. You are the BEST. Yes, I know I’m gushing just a bit. Can’t help it❤️

    —Sally Albright on February 8, 2017
  • B. Between two quilt guilds, I have had the pleasure of participting in several different types of block/fabric/quilted item exchange. All were enjoyable and full of surprises; not only in the creating process of matching fabric/ideas/personalities but the reactions during the actual exchange from all angles! Sometimes

    —D G Holmes on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with my friends. You can always use new simple friendships. Book looks great!

    —Tammy on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t become part of a quilt block exchange group as I am still struggling to finish these projects with pride. I like putting the blocks together but doing the quilting isn’t my cup of tea as yet. The day may come, sooner if I were to be so lucky to win this prize book and fabric being offered. Love them all!

    —Betty P on February 8, 2017
  • i guess I would be sporadic. I love quilting with my quilt buddies but I alo do projects on my own. Show and tell is my favorite part of getting together with friends. A few friends and I have been thinking about starting a block exchange and I think this is definitely the little push we need! Putting the creativity of Kim and Jo together is perfect! They are two of my favorites and I love reproduction fabrics!

    —Pat DuBois on February 8, 2017
  • I belong to a quilting group called the Mt. Sinai Monday Quilters. We quilt for charity, but we also quilt for ourselves. I have participated in one block exchange. I would like to know more about them. Your new book sounds interesting and I love the pictures of the quilts. If I had to choose a favorite block it would be the churn dash. It’s so easy to make.

    —Vanessa Foster on February 8, 2017
  • C- I’m newly retired and quilting every day. The exchange sounds like so much fun!

    —Pat Wagle on February 8, 2017
  • A – I love quilting with friends!

    —Betty Bradley on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life! I just love Kim and Jo’s new book and fabric lines.

    —Pam Tontz on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt weekly with a group that has been together since the 70s. We have done a few exchanges and also a lot of challenges. As members come and go over time it is so sweet to look at past exchanges and remember many lovely friends who have been in my life and are still in my heart. Thank you for this opportunity!

    —Batb Stommel on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporatic, but love ❤️ your book & fabrics.

    —Diana Vukonich on February 8, 2017
  • b) I am a B. I love to quilt, sometime with y frends, and somtime with my self.

    —Borgny Zachariassen on February 8, 2017
  • Does a group of two count? My daushter and I exchange ideas, fabrics, and critiques all the time.

    betty nelson on February 8, 2017
  • A- Love to quilt with a group of friends. Makes it so much better.

    —Chris on February 8, 2017
  • I am in my very first exchange.

    —Janice Gillis on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends, but i’m a C – I haven’t done an exchange yet!

    —Wendy Fairchild on February 8, 2017
  • C, thanks for the giveaway!

    Denise L. on February 8, 2017
  • Love the idea of block exchanges but have never participated in one.

    —Elaine Davis on February 8, 2017
  • I participated in exchanges years ago, but have not done so recently. This book is likely to encourage all of us to participate in block exchanges, however — such glorious quilts!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on February 8, 2017
  • A. I love to quilt all the time! Love the book and fabrics.

    —Lilly Carroll on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. I love quilting with my friends and my sister, but we really don’t exchange blocks too much (just ideas). I have done a few exchanges with my quilt guilds. Would like to do more.

    —Cindy F on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends.

    I think I belong to 3 bees and 4 monthly swaps and then I jump on a chance to join any new swaps.

    —Monica R on February 8, 2017
  • So far I have only done a fabric exchange. Maybe someday I will do a block exchange but I do tend to work on my own when it comes to quilting.

    —Judy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a 3, my quilting friends and I have varied interests. Thank for a wonderful giveaway.

    —Kris Perez on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with my quilting buddies. We stitch away as we put the world to rights. Also have lots of laughs (and cakes). Love the fabrics and the patterns and would love to win.xx

    —Sandra Townley on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sort of a c)–never have done an exchange. Would love to find someone to share with!

    —Cheryl Leabo on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I’ve been following Kim and Jo for many years. I just love their use of fabrics and quilt blocks.

    —Heartsdesire on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but love Kim Diehl and Jo Morton both. Would love to win that book and perhaps som fabric too! Oh I hope, I hope, I hope!!!

    Karen Jablonski on February 8, 2017
  • My answer is C. Only exchange I’ve done was the 9 patch block exchange with Jo’s yahoo
    Group. Love the new book.!!!!!!

    —Kathy on February 8, 2017
  • I have participated in a few block exchanges years ago before I became ill… but have not been in any since. I could definitely use some friendship to get back in the swing of it. Creating fun blocks for the enjoyment of others and anticipating what others would send was ‘sew’ much fun. This would be a great opportunity. Thanks for the chance.

    —Angela Larson on February 8, 2017
  • C NEW TO EXCHANGES & NEED FRIENDS W/COMMON INTERESTS. NEED THESE CONNECTIONS TO EXPLORE & LEARN MORE!

    —Gwen DeSeure on February 8, 2017
  • C – I’m new to exchanges. I’ve done years of Block of the Month with large groups of people, but not any exchanges. The opportunity never came up.

    —Terry on February 8, 2017
  • I have done many exchanges and loved doing them. But then I spend time by myself doing things for me. I love fabric and books.

    —Linda on February 8, 2017
  • C NEW TO EXCHANGES & NEED FRIENDS W/COMMON INTERESTS. NEED THESE CONNECTIONS TO EXPLORE & LEARN MORE!

    I learn so much from others & continue to find new challenges.

    —Gwen DeSeure on February 8, 2017
  • Love quilting with friends and a copy of Simple Friendships would inspire us I am sure. Have only done one exchange but would like to do another with some of these gorgeous patterns and fabrics.

    —Janice Todd on February 8, 2017
  • B – Sporadic – I do split my time between quilting w/friends and quilting alone. I don’t get to do as much as I want because I am the President and also Newsletter Editor of our local quilt guild of 115 members. When I want to make headway on a UFO, I sometimes quilt with friends forcing me to carry on instead of heading for the fridge. When I am designing my own quilts, I like to work alone because the process constantly has a mind change and I might not have all the fabrics with me that I need. Much of my time is doing the 11 page newsletter with photo’s articles, history, etc. for the Guild. Research takes much of my time and of course, also agenda’s for Board meetings and Guild meetings, correspondence, etc. Stop the world, I want to quilt please????

    Barbara Theriault on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    This new quilt book with Jo and Kim and this fabric line looks like a great start to an exchange.

    —carol on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life…like the idea of sharing quilting time and fabric…

    —Marcia on February 8, 2017
  • C) New here!

    —Susie McKinney on February 8, 2017
  • C I GUESS—— I MAILY QUILT WITH MY GRAND DAUGHTER AND ENJOY IT SO MUCH. I JUST BOUGHT HER A SEWING MACHINE FOR HER 18TH BIRTHDAY.
    WE STARTED SEWING WHEN SHE WAS 4 0R 5. I TAUGHT HER LOTS AND NOW SHES TEACHING ME WITH HER IDEAS……..SO MUCH FUN.

    —BETTY JOHANSSON on February 8, 2017
  • I am c…but would love to get more involved with exchanges..

    —sylvia lowe on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    Love the fabric lines and their new book.

    —Bonnie on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but it looks like fun. I am looking forward to this book, two of my favorite designers together!

    —Kathy h on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c)—new to exchanges, thanks

    —Lisa Willhite on February 8, 2017
  • C I love the book and would like to do some projects with friends.

    —Barb Machuga on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but enjoy trying new things..

    —Karen on February 8, 2017
  • I would love to win the book, love both of your styles and fabrics, it is a wonderful combination of you two together. You both are my favorites, love what each of you do. I usually don’t win contest but I never give up trying especially if it is something I love, thanks for the opportunity to join this contest.

    —Karen George on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m new to exchanges. In fact, I’ve never done one. Sounds like fun.

    —LVPeterson on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but would love a copy of the book and one can never have enough fabric.

    —Terri U on February 8, 2017
  • I am a Seasoned quilter , belong to a Guild and have been quilting with a group of ladies every Tues. since 1980 v we have often exchanged fabrics . I so want "Simple Friendships "

    —Sandy Mauris on February 8, 2017
  • C – never have done any exchanges….sounds like fun

    —Bunny on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m new to exchanges. In fact, I’ve never done one before, but, it Sounds like fun.

    —LVPeterson on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life!

    I really enjoy Kim’s books.

    —Linda Harting on February 8, 2017
  • I have not had the opportunity for an exchange. Perhaps I will look at that.

    —Cindy Weeks on February 8, 2017
  • C

    —Marlene Vossen on February 8, 2017
  • Looks like a lot of fun, exchanging blocks with friends. I’ll have to assemble a group, but I would love to do this! The book looks quite interesting and fun!

    —Marie Harris on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends!

    —Caryn Schipper on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but I need some Simple Friends in my life.

    Pat Martin on February 8, 2017
  • Although I’ve been quilting for many years, I’ve never participated in an exchange. Bet this book and two of my favorite designer’s fabrics would inspire me to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Debby on February 8, 2017
  • C. Love the book and fabrics

    —Vickie Wallace on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done exchanges before, but this seems a bit different than 20 people each making 20 of the same blocks then sharing them. Would love to check out the book and the fabric lines are to die for.

    —Vickie Keith on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to block exchanges. I love Kim Diehl and Jo Morton designs so I am looking forward to owning this book!

    —Barb Nielson on February 8, 2017
  • C.) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life. This would be sew much fun! And I love the quilts from the book, I want to make them all!

    —Deborah R Knight on February 8, 2017
  • I want to say I’m an A but I also love to get lost all by myself in my sewing room to work on quilts so I will say I’m a B. 😍

    —Diane on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely a well seasoned exchanger. I love being in exchanges as well as setting them up I think this book will be a fun one to work out of and I’m really looking forward to getting some groups together to make some of these quilts!

    —Jacque Wright on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic – love quilting with my Ettrick Quilt group and for myself. This time of year I also quilt with our church women’s group where we make quilts for our area homeless shelter, Salvation Army and to send to Lutheran World Relief.

    —Elizabeth Tranberg on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely in the "C" category – I’ve never participated in any kind of block exchange!

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

    —Barbara McDonald on February 8, 2017
  • A. I love quilting with friends but do have a special quilting buddy who lives close, so we do get together often.

    B. I do belong to Kim’s Simplewhatnots club and love it.

    C. I’m not sure I could keep up to an exchange but would sure like to give it a try.

    —Diana R Wilson on February 8, 2017
  • I have never participated in an exchange but I am open to a new adventure. Thank you Martingale, especially Jennifer Keltner, for bringing together two of my absolute favorite designers! This book is going to be heaven for me!

    —Jackie P on February 8, 2017
  • 8 am an A. – and have never participated in a block exchange – would love to learn more about doing one!

    —Sue Perry on February 8, 2017
  • I moved a few years ago and lost my quilt group as a result. We were sporadic with our exchanges, but I treasure the blocks I have from those friends.

    —Becky Black on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! Wahoo!

    —Rhonda Casey on February 8, 2017
  • C. Never had the opportunity to swap. Sounds like fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Pam White on February 8, 2017
  • I have done a number of exchanges in my guild and with my quilting bee friends. The results are always exciting and rewarding. Some of my favorite quilts have come out of exchanges. Kim and Jo are also my favorite quilt designers! Can’t wait to get this book! Hope I get chosen to win!!!

    Sheri Bennett on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’ve never done an exchange, but would love to!

    —Lisa P on February 8, 2017
  • I love the Liberty Star quilt. The eagles in the corners just call to you

    —Sue on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned – I love quilting with friends.

    —Jill Hicks on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. Most of my quilting is done on my own. I do have some of Kim and Jo’s quilt books.Not only do they have beautiful patterns they are also are full of all sorts of helpful quilting information. Reproduction fabrics are my favourite and Kim and Jo compliment each other in this style. If I’m not a lucky winner I most certainly will buy this book. Thank Kim and Jo

    —Joan Wilson on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but would love to find some like minded gals. My aunt, my sister and I have wondered whether we three would be enough to exchange blocks, but we truly have different design esthetics so I’m not sure how it would work. Plus we are at completely different skill levels and I am the least skilled. I think I might be embarrassed to exchange blocks, thinking mine weren’t up to the standards of the rest. I’d love to win either of these fabric bundles. They both look scrumptious.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done an exchange but sounds fun. Of course I have to find a fun group of quilters first to do this with.

    —Jeanne on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "C". Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Jackie on February 8, 2017
  • B. Love quilting with friends and by myself too.
    Hunting season for my husband is my very favorite alone time to quilt!
    Can’t wait to see this new book in person !

    —Judy dunmire on February 8, 2017
  • A- I love exchanges!!! Love the idea of making more Quilts & memories using the exchanged blocks. I have organized as well as participated in exchanges & I know the amount of work involved, but the end result is worth it!!!!!

    —Fredericka on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve been involved in many block exchanges and quilting exchanges. All of those projects bring back lovely memories of friendship and sharing. Love the projects in "Simple Friendships" and hope to start an exchange with others using this book!

    —Kay Butler on February 8, 2017
  • C- I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life. I have admired both Kim and Jo’s work for years and have several of their individual books!

    —June Currie on February 8, 2017
  • B- I like to both. I’m in a group that makes a Raffle Quilt together every year. The proceeds go to
    The Masonic Charities. We all live in a PA Masonic Village & meet every Mon. We also make lap quilts for our residents
    for our Health Care residents.

    —Nancy Jo Marsden on February 8, 2017
  • My answer is C. I just love these rustic colored fabrics and quilts.

    —Mandy R Laseter on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned. My favorite exchange block is a 9 patch. I am currently putting together Apple Cider using swap blocks from 2014.

    —Barb Tomasov on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. I belong to several quilting groups, but also quilt for myself.

    —Kim Brownell on February 8, 2017
  • I am a C, but very willing to try new things. Unfortunately work means I cannot get to guild meetings.

    —Megen Wilson on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C looking forward to being an A, this will be my first! Big fan of both designers, and I can’t wait to start my quilting journey!

    —Florence on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange before. But I participated in a Round Robin, where you make the center block and then pass it to someone else and they add to it, etc, etc. would love to do it.

    Geri VanVliet on February 8, 2017
  • Definitely ‘C’. But open to the idea!

    —Carol Murphy on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic about quilting with friends. Hope to change that once I retire!

    —LaVonne Beach on February 8, 2017
  • C

    —Amy Cofet on February 8, 2017
  • While i really do enjoy my own company, nothing beats the comradery of sewing with friends! Whether it be at our Guilds
    Beedays or retreats…it all is so much more fun when you can lighten things up with a good chinwag. True friends will be honest and very much appreciated.

    —Sharon Smith on February 8, 2017
  • C – I am a quilter, but I’ve never done an exchange. I would like to know more
    about exchanges. Do you make more than one block or just one

    Janice Steffek on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends, shopping with friends, picking out fabric and patterns with friends!

    —Beth Meier on February 8, 2017
  • I love helping others get their blocks done and the same for me. Block exchanges introduce me to blocks I’ve never seen before or attempted to make before and I love new ideas.

    —Kathy Duerksen on February 8, 2017
  • My answer is (C), but I hope to be a part of "simple friendships" in the future with others who love and enjoy quilting, too.

    Florence on February 8, 2017
  • C. One of my small groups has been talking about this. I hope one of our members experienced with exchanges does this. I would love to win the fabric AND the book.

    —Karen on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    Kim & Jo’s work is just too beautiful!

    —Dawn on February 8, 2017
  • I am b: Mainly because I work so many hours I only have a limited time to quilt.

    —Julie A. on February 8, 2017
  • (c) seasoned! The Magpies gathered online in the late 1990’s to make a "hug" quilt for a mutual friend. We next exchanged blocks for our birthdays. We now meet in person every other year. (New Mexico, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Santa Clara, Australia…) I also participate in the Block Swappers, a Yahoo Group, and Block Lotto, a blog-based group. I have long admired both Kim’s and Jo’s designs and combined with new fabric — oh, the anticipation!!!

    Nann on February 8, 2017
  • I am definitely sporadic. Love quilting with friends and also love my me time. I can’t wait to get this book.

    —Ann P. on February 8, 2017
  • Love the colors and blocks. Will be in our quilt shop soon. Thank for all the hard work.

    —barbara atwood on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I’ve been drooling over this book as I’ve waited for it to be released. I’m not aware of any local quilt groups that focus on the "scrappy" quilts I love. Thankfully, I can and do follow my favorite quilters online! Thank you SO MUCH for putting this giveaway together. I’d love to have one of the bundles to play with!

    —Billie Carter on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange but it sounds like fun. I love the look of both fabric lines.

    —Jackie Lewis on February 8, 2017
  • I love the variety of blocks you receive in an exchange.

    —Janice Vaughn on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c. So excited to get this book because Kim and Jo are some of my favorite fabric and pattern designers!!!

    —clarine howe on February 8, 2017
  • I’m still new to quilting, so I have to answer "c" since I’ve never been in an exchange. Here’s hoping I win and can find some quilting friends!

    —Linda M on February 8, 2017
  • These two designers are definitely among my favorites. I’ve seen this book advertised in Martingale newsletter and loved it instantly. I would SO LOVE a chance for the book AND fabrics – would be such great fun to win!!

    —Sylvia Bryan on February 8, 2017
  • I belong to a quilt group of dear friends and while we’ve done several round robins we have never done an exchange. Would love to have Simple Friendships to get this started!

    Jody M on February 8, 2017
  • C -. Thanks for the amazing fabric giveaways! I’d love to win!

    —Kim D. on February 8, 2017
  • What about D, I’ve done exchanges in the past and would love to do it again. Love the quilts.

    —Polly Blank on February 8, 2017
  • C– new to exchanges.

    —Melodee Drenkow on February 8, 2017
  • I’m probably closer to B then any of the other choices.
    I enjoy exchanges but I get frustrated when the blocks are not all the same size. I guess that’s when you use it as an opportunity to be a little creative right?

    —Cathie D on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to the idea of block exchanges, but I can see how it would be a lot of fun. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I love the quilts and fabric!

    —Becky on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. If I am quilting alone I like to take a break to check quilting blogs for inspiration!

    —Jeannette on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I usually quilt alone. Love the book and the fabrics.

    —Dorthy Clendenning on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned! Love sharing with friends, and family too. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Marsha on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. Our Bee does a block exchange every year. Love, love Kim’s and Jo’s quilts!

    —Nancy Lindsay-Merte on February 8, 2017
  • C would be my selection.

    I have never done exchanges it would be fun to try. Once in awhile I get together with friends to sew on quilt projects.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some fabric.

    Lora G

    —Lora G on February 8, 2017
  • I’m am new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life. I love these two designers and would be "over the moon" to win this. Sew fun!

    —Vicki on February 8, 2017
  • New to the exchange

    —Sue on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned. Block exchanges can help you learn to step outside of your comfort zone and learn to love fabrics that you wouldn’t have chosen yourself!

    —Teresa B on February 8, 2017
  • I have not done a block exchange but have done a row exchange. So much fun to do. I can’t wait to see this book as I love Kim and Jo

    —Dee on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges and would love some "simple friendships" in my life! I’m a Kim and Jo groupie….they are my favorite designers!

    —Angelia L. on February 8, 2017
  • My best friend and I started quilting in the 80’s, we worked together and just clicked, the shop Piecemakers was only about a mile from our job. We started going there on our lunch hour and sometimes after work. Then started taking classes and of course building our stashes. Then my friend moved to Las Vegas, but that didn’t stop us, she had a big house and kids no longer at home, and I had a large pickup, so I would load up almost all of my sewing room and go spend a week or two with her quilting ! Then we both moved in 2003, she went to Utah and I went to No. Cal., even further apart. Still didn’t stop us. Thank goodness modern technology had arrived, we got headsets, iPads, and phone rates dropped considerable. So for 37 yrs we have managed to quilt together several days a week, some weeks everyday ! Nothing will deter us, we love to quilt and enjoy each other’s company, and are ok with the dead silences that occur when we’re really concentrating on something !

    —Lynne on February 8, 2017
  • Never tried a block exchange–sounds like fun! Thanks for the chance to win more fabric!!

    —Lill on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but LOVED the 2 I have done and Simple Friendship would be perfect to use.

    —Mary Jo Kellogg on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt with my church group. We make a quilt to auction off at over an all church fest.
    C- I’m new to exchange, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life!
    Love the new book and fabrics.

    —Peggy Shenkir on February 8, 2017
  • Been quilting for a long time and enjoy participating in online exchanges.

    —Deb Whalley on February 8, 2017
  • I love making quilts!! Jo Morton is my favorite fabric and pattern designer. I teach quilting in a quilt cottage on our property every Thursday. I would love to do a quilt block exchange with my quilting friends. The number one rule would be to use Jo’s fabric!!

    —Rita Parker on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned sewer who took up quilting about 7 yrs ago. I enjoy exchanges and have made some lovely friends this way.
    My favorite times have been quilting with a Dear Friend…

    —Dorothy Holt on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships "in my life.

    —Mary G on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely a c.

    —Christine Harris on February 8, 2017
  • C!!!

    —Gwendolyn Clark on February 8, 2017
  • C I have never done a block exchange but sounds like fun and a great way to expand my quilting knowledge.

    —Pat Terry on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done any block exchanges. I’ve done a couple of round robin projects but found that it took too much of the precious little sewing time I have at this stage of my kids’ lives.

    —Esther Grimes on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but would love to be involved in one. Could use some Simple Friendship in my life. Love Jo’s fabrics.

    —Jan Horn on February 8, 2017
  • I love, love, love piecing and quilting with my friends. We have a small group we call "Just Friends" that get together at least once a month to sew, shop, visit or whatever as long as it pertains to quilting. I also belong to 3 different quilt clubs that I consider made up of lots of friends since quilters are just the friendliest people I know.

    —Janet Brown on February 8, 2017
  • I’m (c) I’ve never done an exchange but it sounds like so much fun! A lot of my quilting friends have moved away, but this would make me feel like we are quilting together again! 🙂

    Diane Nagle on February 8, 2017
  • C) I could always add more "friends".

    —Cindy on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends and am currently involved in a block exchange! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book for more fun ideas!!!! LOVE the fabrics!!! Pick ME!

    —Kathi on February 8, 2017
  • I have only sewn with my sister. No other exchanges.

    —Sandy K on February 8, 2017
  • I THINK I’M NUMBER 2 MOST OF THE TIME; BUT, WOULD REALLY LIKE TO BE A TRUE BLUE NUMBER 3.
    I AM IM LOVE WITH ALL THESE QUILTS & FABRICS!!! LOL

    —SYLVIA SUMMERS on February 8, 2017
  • I an new to Exchanges but that sounds like fun! Love this book as I do all of Kim Diehl’s books and her choices of fabrics.

    —Tanya on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t done any block exchanges. Does sound like fun.

    —Vicki H on February 8, 2017
  • C). I think block exchanges have become really popular lately and I would love to be involved in one. Jo and Kim together in one book is 🎶 Awesome 🎶.

    —Leanne Mal on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an (A) I love quilting with my friends. We meet once a month at Grandmothers Garden Patchwork, Hamilton, New Zealand. We all come from different areas such as Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga and surrounding areas. We are all very new to exchange (C) but I’m sure we would get hooked into exchanging. We are all very much Kim and Jo’s colours and use their colours extensively in our quilting including their fabrics. I have just purchased the book online and decided an e-book was best for me to purchase as I had been waiting what seems like ages for the book to come out. Happy Quilting everyone

    —Vivienne Woledge on February 8, 2017
  • I do sporadic exchanges but work on group community quilts all the time….love giving back and the "bee" group is amazing. The rest of my time is for my love of reproductions, folk, wool……Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Patti Levine on February 8, 2017
  • I am a b)! I love quilting with friends and I love quilting alone! I also host 4-5 quilt retreats for the Bible Camp I work for – Luther Park in Chetek, WI. I consider all our participants as friends! Quilters are the most friendly and generous folks I know. Thank you for the opportunity to win some magnificent fabrics and book! Would love to win.

    —Diana in Wisconsin on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a new Yorker. I adore both of these quilters and the quilting style and color choices.

    —Cindy on February 8, 2017
  • C I am fairly new to exchanges because of the rural area that I live in,but have been quilting for a long time and would love to have some simple friendship buddies to sew with. I love both of these ladies work. They inspire me so much!

    —Joyce M Finley on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic. Love to do exchanges but haven’t b e n involved for awhile.

    —Karen Keeler on February 8, 2017
  • This is a great giveaway. I love quilting with my friends but most of the close friendships we have. But also retreat to my sewing/quilting room at home for me time.

    Thank you

    —Rita Sussman on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned, but my sewing sister had to move. We do not get the time to sew together that we use to. This would be a great project that we could use to swap blocks to make something special for each other.

    kathy on February 8, 2017
  • b sporadic mostly because I have been so busy with other parts of my life. The book looks great.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on February 8, 2017
  • B! I’ve done some block exchanges through a Yahoo group, The Sparkly Chickens. We had a great time. One thing I learned is that you need a moderator to make sure everyone stays on task. There were a few people who flaked out getting their blocks out. Also true for the Instagram swaps I have participated in.

    —Jean Blythe on February 8, 2017
  • I have been in a few block exchanges. For the most part they are a lot of fun. I quilt with friends in 3 different groups. I’ve been quilting for about 40 yrs. and still have a lot to learn. I love Kim and Jo’s quilts and fabrics!

    —Gaye on February 8, 2017
  • I’m in three different quilting groups & love them all. It’s a great chance to expand relationships & share a hobby that we love.

    —Linda Larson on February 8, 2017
  • Wow! What gorgeous quilts! I’m new to exchanges. But it sounds like fun! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

    Jocelyn on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends, just don’t get to do it as often as I’d like. I love both Kim Diehl and Jo Morton and having a book of them together is just the best. If I don’t win it, I’m going to have to buy it!!! I love both their new fabric lines also.

    —Sue Hilton on February 8, 2017
  • I’M new to exchanges but what a good way to start with this book and the fabric from these designers-

    —Karen H on February 8, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends. In our patchworkclub are great girls!
    Thanks for a chance to win, I love this fabrics!

    Katerina on February 8, 2017
  • I quilt with wonderful friends!!
    C-I’m new to exchange and I think I need simple friendships in my life!! Love Jo Morton and Kim Diehl books and fabric lines!!! ❤❤❤

    —Cindy Hicken on February 8, 2017
  • For many years I have been part of a wonderful quilting group. We have done block exchanges for small quilts only. I am becoming elderly and it is becoming hard to get out at night to meet with the group. I have always loved Jo’s and Kim’s books and Jo’s fabric collections. I would love to have their new book. Thanks. Kay H

    —Eleanor K Hunzinger on February 8, 2017
  • It’s definitely an a. My dearest friend, through 34 years, and I have spend a lot of hours in the last 15 years quiltning together. As well as shopping fabrics (Who doesn’t need more fabrics for the stash or a new quilt?) Before we discovered the univers of quilting, we shared our interest for knitting, crochet, embroidery, tatting and…….
    Marianne on February 8, 2017

    —Marianne Madsen on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Brandi Compton on February 8, 2017
  • "B" I am sporadic I split my time. I love to swap, however I get tired of that and go off on my own and make something I love with all the fabrics I really love.

    —Laura Bailey on February 8, 2017
  • B) Sporadiac by love to share. Congrats on getting two great designers together. love them both. Amazing quilts.

    Tracey Roberts on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Shelby Harvey on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but I would love to try one. I am a traditional hand quilter,but I can’t find others who are patient enough to piece and quilt by hand. If I could find a group who did,I would love it,but I would have a hard time sharing these beautiful bundles.

    —Sara Bates on February 8, 2017
  • B!
    My neighbor and good friend of 39 years have shared sewing since we moved near each other. We both love to sew and quilt.
    My mother who is 103 still quilts and I am soooo blessed to share this great hobby with her. I am still learning from her.
    Suzie

    —suzie b on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned friendship quilt block exchange participant. I love the surprise of seeing all the different fabrics and I love the quilts that come from them.

    —Coralie Wallace on February 8, 2017
  • B would have to be my answer. I have done numerous exchanges, but mostly quilt by myself except for occasional get togethers with friends to sew. This book looks wonderful!

    Ruth Janssen on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life. The book looks delightful and the fabrics gorgeous.

    —Georgina on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporatic. I love my quilting buddies and sharing. But there are times I am totally inspired and want my private time to create.

    —Judy on February 8, 2017
  • As for exchanges I would fall into c but I love quilting with friends every chance I get. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Michelle allen on February 8, 2017
  • I am definitely sporadic. I love quilting with friends but also love quilting on my own. All I think about at work is QUILTING!!! I love this book and all the quilts!!!!

    —Susan Kroll on February 8, 2017
  • I mostly sew alone but once a month, I get together with friends to spend a day sewing. We have done a couple block exchanges and it was fun.

    —Joanne Wilson on February 8, 2017
  • I have done exchanges with friends. I really liked doing them.
    Kim and Jo are two of my favorite authors.
    Annette

    —Annette A. on February 8, 2017
  • B: I’m a little bit sporadic..

    —Jo R on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic, I split my time between my friends and me, myself, and I. I would like to do more exchanges!

    Thanks for the chance to win the fabric and book!

    —Karen N on February 8, 2017
  • a, I enjoy quilting with my friends. We have only done one block exchange. This book will be a great help, we were a bit stumped as to what to do next. We are going to have a weekend retreat at my house…so we can afford it.

    —JoAnne T. on February 8, 2017
  • c – I’m new to exchanges but I think I ned some "simple friendships" in my life!

    —Melba Burnham on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. They sound like fun!

    —Diana O. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and haven’t done one yet. It’s looks interesting and challenging at the same time. The books looks wonderful and I’d love to read it.

    —Susan Stanton on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c. I would love to get involved in a block exchange, but have not found the opportunity.

    —Karen McMahon on February 8, 2017
  • I am an "C" and would love to do an exchange!

    —Susan Perry on February 8, 2017
  • Hi

    I quilt with my sister and have never participated in a block swap. I think it’s not something people in the UK do. I do, however, enjoy making Linus quilts

    —Mandy Adams on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter, but relatively new to exchanges. The few I have been in have had problems due to members not following the guidelines. I do love your work! Thanks for sharing.

    —Marianne on February 8, 2017
  • I enjoy quilting with my guild. It’s been a while since we’ve done an exchange. We’ll have to consider that – soon.

    —Mary on February 8, 2017
  • I’m Sporadic. I love Quilting with friends at Retreats and Sew-ins. I get more Creative when I am just with me, myself & I. I love the new Jo & kim Book!

    Mary Crowther on February 8, 2017
  • C) I have never done an exchange. I love Jo Morton fabrics.

    —Patti on February 8, 2017
  • Mostly C. Enjoyed a few exchanges and interested in trying more

    —Rand Case on February 8, 2017
  • I’m Sporadic. I really love the ability to have a digital e-book. Thank you for your generous offer.

    —Chrystal Eckman on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t had the chance to do a block exchange. To much moving but soon to retire. I believe it could be a lot of much. I hope for some simple friendships after the retirement and a move. So, I guess I would be "C".

    —Christina Albers on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an a/b. I’ve done quite a few different exchange types of quilts with a group I’ve been quilting with for more than 10 years. We’ve done block exchanges, round robins, row quilt exchanged and multiple other ways of creating quilts together. It’s a great way to learn new techniques. About 5 years ago, I got my cousin started on quilting and she and I get together frequently to work on projects. We also spend a lot of time texting ideas back and forth because she lives in California and I’m in Las Vegas. But I also really enjoy my time by myself up in my quilting studio! It’s always a good day if I can spend time quilting one way or another! This new book looks right up my alley!

    —Laurie Erickson on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "C", but I just love everything these 2 very talented ladies do.

    —Elaine R. on February 8, 2017
  • I would so enjoy a friendship block exchange…making this pattern and especially using these gorgeous fabrics! This new book is spectacular. Carol🌻

    —Carol Jiles-Davis on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges….I’ve only been in one before, but it was a ’round-robin’ style, so different than what you describe. The quilts pictured are STUNNING so I really think I need some ‘simple friendships’ in my life to add to my quilting babies. grin. My fingers are crossed.

    —Cheryl on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an a/b. I’ve done quite a few different exchange types of quilts with a group I’ve been quilting with for more than 10 years. We’ve done block exchanges, round robins, row quilt exchanged and multiple other ways of creating quilts together. It’s a great way to learn new techniques. About 5 years ago, I got my cousin started on quilting and she and I get together frequently to work on projects. We also spend a lot of time texting ideas back and forth because she lives in California and I’m in Las Vegas. But I also really enjoy my time by myself up in my quilting studio! It’s always a good day if I can spend time quilting one way or another! This new book looks right up my alley! I hope I win!

    —Laurie Erickson on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block swap. My group of sewing friends have done some fabric exchanges during our retreats. I do LOVE the new book!!

    —Cindy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C – I’ve never participated in a block swap but it does sound like fun! Thanks so much for the chance to win one of these fabulous prizes 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    —Debby E on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    This book and these fabrics are so "me", thank you for the chance to win.

    —Sue on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter but new to exchanges

    —Carolyn K. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a B person always working on some thing, several things at a time . Also like to share ,teach, learn and talk about quilting and stitching . Yes I would say it’s my passion lol. It keeps me sane !the book looks wonderful …. Full of inspiration .

    —Debbie oDell on February 8, 2017
  • I would say I am a. I adore quilting and both Kim and Jo and who knows maybe I will be lucky to win (even though I never do). fingers crossed!

    —Grace on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done this type of block exchange. I am a "c". I will read all about it and then probably join one online, or start one at my local guild. I too have been anxiously awaiting this book, and did not realize the premise was block exchanges.

    —Cyndy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an A quilter. I have more fun quilting with friends and sharing ideas with them. Jo & Kim are two of my favorites.

    —Markay Evans on February 8, 2017
  • ) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends!

    —Sally Ann on February 8, 2017
  • We have a group of 7 or 8 ladies that do a block exchange once a year. We all get together for Festival in Houston, decide on the block and exchange them the next year. This book looks perfect for this!

    —Kathy on February 8, 2017
  • S – Sew
    I – In
    M – More
    P – People
    L – Loved
    E – Eternally

    SIMPLE FRIENDSHIPS guideline is my motto!
    Thank you for the opportunity to share it with all of you,
    Bev in Redmond, Oregon

    Love this, Bev! A perfect motto for the topic today – thanks for sharing it! ❤ –Jenny

    —Bev on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c) person. Love both Kim and Jo’s designs and fabrics. This is truly a win/win combo. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Karen Weidler on February 8, 2017
  • I LOVE participating in our Guild’s ‘block of the month’. For every block you bring in, you get a chance to win the pile. If there are odd ones, or some not to your liking, they always fit amazingly well in a charity quilt!

    —Deb Marshall on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter. I am a member of the Pinecone Quilters Club in Yakima Washington…So excited to have you both together! You 2 are my favorites! Love the applique and love the civil war prints!!Cant wait to get this book 🙂

    —Cathy Hull on February 8, 2017
  • B. I like to quilt with others and myself . Mostly I quilt at home alone.
    Love the Henrey Glass set.

    Tammy Broughton on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "A". I love getting together with friends and quilt.

    —Mary on February 8, 2017
  • Luv these quilts. Yummy!

    —Hardycreek on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C, haven’t done a block exchange but I’m open to new quilty friends! This giveaway looks awesome! Can’t wait to see this fabric in person!

    —Linda Halcomb on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely a B!

    —Marya on February 8, 2017
  • I have never been involved in a block exchange but it sounds like a lot of fun!

    —Nancy Thornberg on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done a few exchanges in guilds, but it’s been a while. Maybe that can be added to the program list!

    —Penny on February 8, 2017
  • B for me. I’ve done it a few times and had a great time

    —Karen M on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting but am new to exchanges. The book looks so appealing.

    —Joan H. on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but I love "talking quilts" wth anyone who will respond. I love the new book by Jo and Kim.

    —Carolyn on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to block exchanges but not to quilting friends. This would be great to start an exchange!

    —Bobbi Delsing on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I have some fantastic quilt friends. While we tend to do our own work, I find that their choices in colors and patterns frequently influence me.

    —Barb on February 8, 2017
  • b. Not too often now, though years ago in Ireland we had a group that met weekly and did lots of things together. I really miss them!

    —Elizabeth A Monahan on February 8, 2017
  • I would fall under the b)category~ I’m sporadic. We have done several block exchanges within my guild, but of course I also quilt for myself and my loved ones. The block exchanges are fun and sometimes we have done them where each person chooses a ‘focus’ fabric, makes a block from it using other additional fabrics, and then when you pass it on in your group the next person makes any same sized block using your focus and adding their fabrics. It’s a lot of fun and you never know how they’ll all turn out. I love repro prints and would love Jo’s latest group as well as their book. Thanks!

    —Marie Eddins on February 8, 2017
  • I LOVE AND HAVE ALL THE "SIMPLE" QUILT BOOKS

    —DIANE HASSEBROEK on February 8, 2017
  • (C) I’m new to exchanges and think I’d like to try it. It is a little hard to leave control of my blocks to someone else though!

    —Kathy Secor on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C, I quilt with a beautiful group of girls ranging from 48 to 76 every Tuesday night , we go away once a year together and do lots of sewing, eating and a little bit of drinking. I love your work girls, congratulations on the new book 😘

    Mary Asker on February 8, 2017
  • I’m relatively a new quilter, so I’m new to exchanges. Would love some "simple friendships" in my life.

    —Ginny P on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life.

    Joyce on February 8, 2017
  • I love to quilt with friends! I love doing block swaps because I love looking around my home and see that I am surrounded by the work of my friends!

    —Stephanie Thibodeau on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. Even though I have been quilting for many years, I have not been a part of an exchange group. When my neighbor was living, she & I would exchange blocks, fabric, scraps, books, etc. Now that she is gone, that part of my life has been void.

    —Nancy Harvey on February 8, 2017
  • C. Nothing like that in our area.

    —Judy Smith on February 8, 2017
  • I am B. Only a few exchanges within a class and several with members of Jo Morton’s Yahoo group.

    —Donna Keating on February 8, 2017
  • I have been quilting since 1994, and I love quilting with friends, but I do more quilting when I am by myself, so I am a (b). Kim and Jo are two of my favorite quilt designers and I have many of their books. I would love to have the new book and the fabric!

    —Sara Reynolds on February 8, 2017
  • I am b) sporadic. My quilt group most often has some sort of exchange blocks going. But then I also have my own planned projects plus new things that jump out at me when I’m online or in a quilt shop. It’s truly a disease, this quilting bug I’ve got!

    —Barbara on February 8, 2017
  • a. I’m seasoned!

    —June on February 8, 2017
  • I would be letter C — I’ve never participated in a block exchange before.

    —Judith on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter but new to exchanges. So excited for this book as I enjoy doing both quilters books and fabrics.

    Rebecca on February 8, 2017
  • I definitely am "C". None of my friends quilt! I think I need to make some new friends. These fabric lines are just beautiful!

    —Allison Evrard on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but I think I need some "Simple Friendships" in my life. Jo Morton and Kim Diehl are two of my all time faaaaavvvvooorrrriitte quilt designers. I LOVE everything they do!!!!!

    Diane H. on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done very little quilting with friends. But I think it’s a great idea. So I guess I’m "exchange-ready"!!

    —Kiki Kossow on February 8, 2017
  • C). I would probably enjoy an exchange but don’t know many quilters

    —Germaine on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with my friends! I’m well seasoned.

    —Cathi on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "c". I just retired a few months back and now I see the fun in making some simple friendships. Thanks for the article on Jo and Kim’s new book.

    —Jan Dudley on February 8, 2017
  • I did an exchange once. I don’t believe that my quilt buddies loved me afterwards!

    —tess Jones on February 8, 2017
  • I love exchanges. The more different fabrics the better. And you can never have too many quilting friends!

    —Sherry Verell on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but it sounds like fun. I’d love to try a pattern from the new book. All those great quilts in one book!

    —JudyMaggio on February 8, 2017
  • Call me a "c" and looking forward to exchanging.

    —Jo Wolf on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an "A" – a fairly seasoned quilter but not too may block exchanges. I absolutely love being part of an exchange – the giving of the best of myself is a real buzz as is receiving something that someone else has made.

    —Cassandra Collins on February 8, 2017
  • I was seasoned but I haven’t been quilting with friends for a number of years. I guess we all just got too busy with life. However I have been involved with on-line quilting adventures and that does help. I’ve just been able to get back to quilting after a two year hiatus filled with unfortunate upheaval and it feels really good. I need some new books and this one looks like the perfect inspiration.

    —Carol C on February 8, 2017
  • I would love to start a block exchange with our Quilting Bees in Arizona

    —Dotti Jones on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "C", but it would be fun to collect all those different blocks.

    —Gloria Galiana on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends and family and always participate in block exchanges with my guild. I am a huge fan of Kim Diehl and absolutely love her new fabrics and book.

    —Annik MacLeod on February 8, 2017
  • I would fall into the "c" category here. Love the idea of exchanges but have only participated in a few. The new book from these inspiring quilters is beautiful!

    —Colleen on February 8, 2017
  • I split my time between quilting with friends and quilting at home. Have participated in a couple of exchanges. So excited to see you two writing together.

    —Ann Eldridge on February 8, 2017
  • I would just love "Simple friendships " in my life. Sounds like a lot of fun!

    —Lila van der Raadt on February 8, 2017
  • My Thursday night quilters have done 2-3 exchanges plus I’ve done a few at my quilt guild. I LOVE the new book! Are you giving away "time" with it, too???? So many patterns, not enough time!

    —Jody B on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t exchanged but would like to try it.

    Diane on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a B…but trying to up the production!

    —Brenda Allen on February 8, 2017
  • I am constantly quilter. I haven’t done exchanges. But would love to.

    —Anna Hutchins on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never been in an exchange before but I would love to try one. This book looks darling.

    —Katie Maier Peterson on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Starla on February 8, 2017
  • When I lived in Iowa, two of my sit-and-sews did block exchanges. It was so much fun to see what each member did with her blocks. When we exchanged blocks, it was like Christmas to see what the others had made for you. It definitely stimulates you to think outside your box.

    —Judy Helms on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C–and the fabric is amazing and is perfect for the new book….

    —Joni Giancola on February 8, 2017
  • C. I am new to exchanges but have THE most awesome group of quilting gal pals I could ever dream of having.

    —joanne moore on February 8, 2017
  • I totally enjoy quilting with friends, but I split my time as I am more productive and creative when it is just me, myself & I.

    —Marlene on February 8, 2017
  • Great book, I’ve never tried a swap but would love to test one out.

    —Katie Maier Peterson on February 8, 2017
  • I love the idea of "simple friendships" in my life. Since I am soon to retire, it will one of my first things to try in retirement!

    —MJ Greer on February 8, 2017
  • I love the fabrics and cannot wait to get the book!!! Kim Diehl inspires me!

    —Rebecca Hunt on February 8, 2017
  • I have recently returned to quilting and just live the fabric collection and patterns😍

    —Jodi Kuhlers on February 8, 2017
  • Love love love all of it!!!

    —Jodi Kuhlers on February 8, 2017
  • I so enjoy quilt retreats meeting new friends but I cannot focus very well as I want to visit. I get more accomplished when I’m in my own space. So I fall into the sporadic category. Oh the sample look at the new book is fantastic. I will have to add this new book to my library, so me, myself and I can enjoy making the projects!

    —Onalee Sutherland on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting and I own all of Kim’s books. She is my favorite. I would love more fabric- That is may actual favorite thing of all.

    Barb on February 8, 2017
  • I have done both block exchanges as a participant and leader.
    Love to see what different quilters do with the blocks.

    —Elaine Zreuschlein on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange before> Sounds like it would be very inspiring!!I love their books.

    —Sue on February 8, 2017
  • c) – I was in one very simple exchange many years ago. This vook couldn’t have come at a better time; my quilting group has just been discussing a block exchange so this will be perfect.

    —Shan Fawcett on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but would love to explore the options.

    —Dana Casebeer on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned, I always quilt with friends. In fact, we’re piecing together a quilt for a "cancer auction" this summer.

    —Frances Claassens on February 8, 2017
  • I am a C,I have been waiting for this book! I think the quilts in this book are beautiful,I have books by both authors,so the idea of co-authors is just a win-win,add their fabric and WOW! Thanks!

    —Cindy Karas on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic, years ago I exchanged much more regularly . I’d love to own this book , I love both designers .

    Sheila on February 8, 2017
  • B. Mostly alone but love the time I get to quilt with friends

    —Deborah on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to block exchanges, but sounds like great fun!!

    Carrie Ramy on February 8, 2017
  • I have never had the opportunity to participate in an exchange. I quilt in a bubble when I manage to squeeze in some me time. "Stitch This" has become my best quilting friendship. Kim’s quilts have been a great inspiration to me!

    —Karen Parot on February 8, 2017
  • I have quilted for about 20 years and have never done a block exchange. The only "sharing" I have ever done is my sister and I have done the double of two quilts. She has done the piecing on both the same quilts and I did the appliqué on both. We both loved having the same quilts of the work of the "other sister"

    —Susie coates on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely a C . I need to get into an exchange for the experience . I do quilt with my sister and we have extensive fabric collection s. Why not?! This book I’ve been waiting for it to come out . And to think fabric ,book giveaway! O My!

    Brenda george on February 8, 2017
  • C-I’ve never done a quilt block exchange but sounds like fun!

    —Elaine Morgan on February 8, 2017
  • I’d say ‘c’. Never really done a block exchange before. We’ve had a work group that has been doing an annual shoebox shuffle, and we just kicked off #8 (I think!).
    But there are some folks who can’t commit to shuffling a whole box every month, so I have aspirations of ‘hosting’ a block swap for a larger group. This book looks perfect, and I can use all the tips and ideas I can get!

    —Stephanie on February 8, 2017
  • My quilting buddy, and soul sister, have been quilting together for over 25 years. We have shared fabrics, design ideas, and swapped blocks to make some pretty wonderful quilts. We are coming up to retirement (of a sorts)and so this Spring we are looking forward to a weekly designated quilting day every week. We are both dedicated fans of Kim and Jo……just talking about their new book at our last sew night. Congratulations, girls, on a wonderful collaboration. Wishing you both continued success in the years to come!

    —Hattie Van Dyk on February 8, 2017
  • My quilting friends try to get together as often as possible. When not possible, I am always comfortable quilting with me, myself and I.
    I love the quilts in this new book.

    —Sheryl Hunt on February 8, 2017
  • Simply beautiful

    —Jackie Kilcran on February 8, 2017
  • Have been quilting for a little while, but never participated in a block exchange. It would be a great way to stretch my creativity and Quilty friends are always welcome. And I love Kim and Jo’s book 🙂

    —Margaret Fox on February 8, 2017
  • I love these patterns . A great way to make a dent in my scrap stash!

    —Rochelle Kavanagh on February 8, 2017
  • i am a newbie, and have never done an exchange. would love the new book

    —marybeth on February 8, 2017
  • C). I’ve never done an exchange and would love to find others who love reproduction fabrics!

    —Sarah on February 8, 2017
  • C – I would really like to try a swap and make new friends who love to do what I love to do.

    —Tracy Hele on February 8, 2017
  • I am B—I love quilting with friends at retreats and got to many fund-raising quilting weekends with friends. I also like to relax in the eve and quilt by myself. I love your patterns and fabrics.

    —Penny Macik on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned and love quilting with friends!

    Maribeth Shreve on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. kind of a lone wolf quilter Love these quilts – just my style

    —lavonne on February 8, 2017
  • C–I have never been involved in a block exchange, but it sounds like it could be an interesting experience.

    —B J Kinney on February 8, 2017
  • I fall in the "C" category…I think I do need some "simple friendships" in my life!

    —T Bradley on February 8, 2017
  • I’m Sporadic, only because of circumstances.In the early days of my quilt guild we used to do block exchanges frequently and I always participated. As time passed the practice fell by the wayside. Maybe it is time to resurrect the Block Exchange. I had forgotten how much fun it used to be until this article jogged my memory.

    —Stephanie on February 8, 2017
  • I’d be a C, I’ve never been part of an exchange but, I would love too! It would be wonderful too make a friend who enjoys quilting, sewing and fabric as much as I do.

    —Toni Anne Potter on February 8, 2017
  • I would be a C as well. Would love to expand my friendship circle of quilting friends. What a great new book with what I see as timeless pieces.

    —LeAnne O. on February 8, 2017
  • Would love to be involved in one! The fabrics are so yummy!

    —Debbie Kirscht on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter. I love sewing with my friends and sewing for family. Love, love, love the book and fabric!.

    —Gloria on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    I don’t really know anything about exchanges but it sounds exciting!
    The fabrics is so pretty and the quilts in the book beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win!!!

    —Kathi O on February 8, 2017
  • I love my friendship quilts from our exchanges they are my favorite quilts! The memories of seeing with girlfriends make it that much more extra special!

    —Twyla Voldseth on February 8, 2017
  • The book look lovely! I’d love to Quilt w friends!

    —Denise Crudele on February 8, 2017
  • B – participated in a few exchanges at guild and enjoyed the experience. Thanks for sponsoring the free material contest!

    —C Woerlen on February 8, 2017
  • Answer C-I am new to exchanges. Could be a lot of fun!

    —Pauline Sawatsky on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a b. Sporadic. I enjoy quilting with friends but also really enjoy the peace and solitude of quilting by myself. I love scrappy quilts and would really enjoy some new fabrics to add to my next creation.

    —Barbara Williams on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Diana Salmon on February 8, 2017
  • I have been quilting for YEARS, attended retreats and sew-ins, and have tried just about every type of quilt projects there is. But, I am sure there are many more to be tried.

    —Janet Larson on February 8, 2017
  • I have been quilting for awhile, but I have not done a block exchange. I love both Kim & Jo’s quilts and fabrics. I am looking forward to their new book!

    —Pam P on February 8, 2017
  • I have never been a part of an exchange, but it sounds like fun!

    —Darlene B on February 8, 2017
  • I have a group of eight wonderful friends — I’ve known them for 20 years. We get together about four times a year for a weekend of quilting. In the summer, we go to a member’s lake house in Michigan. We’ve done exchanges and swaps. I guess I’m seasoned! But I think we’ve realized that it’s not the quilting but the friendship and catching up on each other’s families and lives that mean the most. We used to rush to see how many quilts we could churn out. Now we just take it easy and stitch! I’d love to win whatever cones my way! Thanks! I’ve already pre-ordered my book so I’ll share with one of my quiltie peeps if I win! 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥

    —Pam on February 8, 2017
  • I love to go to Retreats with my Quilting friends !!! All these fabrics and patterns are so beautiful !!!!

    —Kathy D Diveley on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned….love quilting with friends…

    —Carole on February 8, 2017
  • I am C. Love the quilts from this book!

    —Diane on February 8, 2017
  • A). Seasoned quilter. These are two of my fav people. I must order this book. I love it!

    —Cindy Shepherd on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t done a block exchange yet, but when a get enough courage I would like to give it a go. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway opportunity!

    —laurie on February 8, 2017
  • I would have to say c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I have never done an exchange–I guess because I am a beginner I don’t think my blocks would be good enough. The quilts in this book and the fabrics are just gorgeous.

    —Susan N. on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve participated in a couple swaps and would love some fresh ideas.

    —Carol Vickers on February 8, 2017
  • I’m inexperienced in block exchanges, but I know two of my favorite designers are in this book. I can’t wait to win

    —Judy Purcell on February 8, 2017
  • C. Just started my first one.

    —Joan Jarrett on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned–I’ve done exchanges in the quilting world and in the needlework world. The book looks full of new possibilities.

    —Gale W. S. on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’ve never done an exchange of quilts. Sounds like a great idea! I’d love to have this book! Thanks for a chance to win it!

    —Marge buck on February 8, 2017
  • I am B. I love to quilt with friends and we do an annual block exchange in my guild. Working with others; especially for charity, inspires me to do more on my own. Sometimes I enjoy the solitude and find quilting relaxing.

    Peg Jacques on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a). I love quilting with friends. My friend Fran and I took our first quilting lessons together 0ver 30 years ago. We still get together once a week and quilt together. Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!

    —Linda Webster on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. Quilting is me time. While I don’t see with friends I do shop and plan quilts with my best friend. I introduced her to sewing 12 months ago and we share everything. Tools rulers fabric. Fun thing is all our quilts are unplanned so we spend countless hours together planning, go through books etc. it really has added to our friends endsjip.

    —Sharon on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! Those are such beautiful quilts – a little out of my comfort zone, so maybe I need a push in that direction!

    —Judy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a c and would love to make some blocks from this book.

    —Alice Nelson on February 8, 2017
  • I haven’t swapped before! I love civil war quilts and the colors they are made with. Soon I’ll need another house for my fabric.
    I’m fairly new to quilting and the town I now live. I’ve made wonderful friends at my local quilting stores but haven’t heard of block swapping. Excited to learn more. Excited to get this book. I love every quilt I’ve seen so far. Even my significant other even asked me to make two of them. 🙂

    Donna Viveen on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned and enjoy quilting with friends. I enjoy sharing quiltingknowledge with others and learning new techniques.

    —Terry Johnson on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned and love quilting with friends. I am in a couple of small group and at retreat we do a block exchange. It makes me feel like my friends are always there for me.

    —Denese Fisher on February 8, 2017
  • I do occasionally quilt with friends but I think I fit under the C category because I have never been a part of an exchange. Sounds like fun! Looks like a wonderful book and I love the colors of the Reflections fabric. Thanks!

    —Wendy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. Never done a block exchange but sure would like to someday.

    —Dolores Kettman on February 8, 2017
  • I am a b) – days with friends, occasional weekends, and always time to sew at home.

    —Heather on February 8, 2017
  • I’m b and c. I’ve done one friendship quilt, most of my quilting friends don’t live close.

    —Sarah on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I. I can quilt with friends once a week — after that I must be alone. I have too many UFOs flying around my quilting room. 🙂

    —Julia Thornburg on February 8, 2017
  • I have done a row exchange but would love to do a block exchange, what a wonderful book to learn the ropes. Love Kim and Jo.

    —Dee Johnson on February 8, 2017
  • I have only done one block exchange. I am trying to get another one going! This would be a great place to start!!

    —Deena DeWall on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to block exchanges, but not new to quilting. I can not think of two better designers to collaborate on a book. Love them both!

    —Nancy Nehez on February 8, 2017
  • So looking forward to this book ! I’m new to exchanging but it sounds like fun !

    —Carol Rickard on February 8, 2017
  • I am a b. Love this new book, can’t wait to get a copy. Love both Kim and Jo, great idea to team them up.

    —Cathy King on February 8, 2017
  • A…quilting with friends. Great new book!

    —Rebecca on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a sporadic quilter when it comes to block exchanges. I’m a member of a group but most of our group projects involve making quilts for charity. We did do a block exchange recently and it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous fabrics!

    —Janice on February 8, 2017
  • I have to select B).

    I’ve done exchanges in the past (when I was active in a guild) but my friends now are more crafty than quilty… but I’m doing my best to change that!

    —Mary M in upstate NY on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. It’s a great way to stretch yourself!

    —Patricia Brown on February 8, 2017
  • A) Seasoned quilter. My group has been waiting for the book to come out so we can plan our exchange

    —Rhonda Robb on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter and love block exchanges. This new book looks stunning can’t wait to get one.

    —Chris Day on February 8, 2017
  • 3. I have yet to participate in a block exchange but enjoy quilting with many of my friends in a local quilt club

    —Sue Poulin on February 8, 2017
  • C – I have lots of orphan blocks from class samples and leftover blocks that didn’t make it into a quilt, so I guess I can do the me, myself and I block exchange! KIm and Jo are 2 of my favorite designers- for both quilt designs and fabric. Love to combine piecing and appliqué in the same project.

    Kay Gentry on February 8, 2017
  • c)I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    This is a great idea, and I love both designers/authors. 🙂

    —Laura B. on February 8, 2017
  • I have been in several block exchanges, before moving to Michigan… I am a bit isolated, now, from group projects and the sharing that makes quilting fun….love this book

    —Patricia Schramm on February 8, 2017
  • C) I’m new to exchanges! Love the idea

    Cindy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m "C" sounds like fun and a new creative way. To expand skills and get my own creative a boost

    —Leslie Poole on February 8, 2017
  • C
    I am fairly new to exchanges I joined my first exchange two years ago and participated in three last year. I will definitely be joining some exchanges this year. I had so much fun!

    —Rita M on February 8, 2017
  • I would be "c"–I think an exchange would be cool! I am just getting into quilting and I am really loving free-motion quilting after piecing–and I love putting fabrics together. The book looks like loads of fun!

    —Mary Pat on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned. I love quilting with friends.

    —Vicki on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’ve done so very few in my years that neophyte would be appropriate. Yet if everyone used this fabric–I’m all in!

    —Patricia Hersl on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges and quilting with a group. I think it would be great to make a quilt together.

    —marywallis soetebier on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "c" quilter and I love the fabrics! The books would be an awesome treat, too’

    —Annette on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. Quilting saved my life when we retired to CO from TX. Knew no one, had never sewed, but quilting was the best way in the world to meet the friendliest, fun people who are willing to share all they know about quilting. So close to these women now, simple friendships that warm the heart! And love everything these 2 designers do!

    —Dixie Klima on February 8, 2017
  • I am "c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!"

    Would love a chance to win!

    —Char Scott on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve participated in exchange several years ago and enjoyed it!

    —Diane Yager on February 8, 2017
  • B…..Because I like to sew with friends nose to nose or on Intermet as I have wonderful large and one small group of 7 of us who like sharing and swapping. The two quilters paired in the new book are simply a match made in quilt heaven…..on earth of course.

    The fabric….woot!!?? Either or both told me they want to come live here….truly. Quilters pledge….may I have to rip out the next 5 seams if I am fibbing…..Gulp!!!

    Jane Modjeski

    —MJ Modjeski on February 8, 2017
  • C. I would love to start an exchange with my quilting friends.

    —Sherry Skogstad on February 8, 2017
  • I’m C. I have never done a swap but would really like to try doing one. I love the patterns and can’t wait to get the book. I have almost all of Kim’s books. Love them! Hope to find some friends to try an exchange with.

    —Mary Lively on February 8, 2017
  • My favorite is quilting with friends.

    —shiley on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    Diane Dunder on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a C. Most of my quilting is done solo, although I have quilted with blog friends and exchanged quilted postcards.

    —Joanna on February 8, 2017
  • I am B) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I. I tend to sew a lot and then have downtimes, but love meeting friends on open sew days 🙂

    —Pam McDonald on February 8, 2017
  • B. Sporadic, but actually working on an exchange right now of Epp. Love these fabrics and this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Margaret Mead on February 8, 2017
  • I started quilting a year ago and so far have not had the opportunity to do an exchange.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Tess Miller on February 8, 2017
  • I am a ‘b’. I have two friends who I love doing exchanges with. We love doing small quilts together and we use lots of Jos fabrics and have added Kim’s fabric to it. While in the middle of one exchange, we are always thinking about the next one. We planned our last exchange using red, white and blue. We did not see each other’s blocks until we got together to put the quilts together. We had not duplicated one fabric. 😻

    —Linda Hord on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and can’t wait to get the book.

    —Barbara Pavlas on February 8, 2017
  • I would love to win this wonderful book and any bundles of fabric. I am new at quilting. I have never won anything before, and feel these p

    —Debra roberts on February 8, 2017
  • I’m NEW to quilting but I ❤️ The Waltons and having friends do a quilted square and bring them together to form a memorable gift for a wedding is Awesome. I would love to try that. THANKS.

    —Connie on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to friendship quilts, but am interested since I have been a long time fan of the designers!

    —Linda on February 8, 2017
  • I’m more of a quilting newbie. I have not yet been totally immersed and caught up in it all. Oh, what am I missing!

    —Melanie on February 8, 2017
  • I’m normally a loner but recently have joined a very small friendship group which I love and can’t believe the wonderful friendships I’ve made in a short time

    —Isabella on February 8, 2017
  • I am C. I’ve done charm swaps before but never block exchanges!

    —Linda Fleming on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Martha Morgan on February 8, 2017
  • Sporadic! I enjoy sewing my own projects, but also love sharing with my friends at our monthly meetings!

    —Nancy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic! Have done block exchanges, and do a lot of quilting by myself. I also meet with a bee once a week, but we generally work on our own projects.

    —Amy D. on February 8, 2017
  • I have not gotten to participate in a block exchange. Sounds fun, though.
    It would be wonderful to win the fabric and the book. What an awesome duo!

    —Rebecca on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to friendship quilts and block exchanges. I am a relatively new quilter and still learning.

    —Kit Flores on February 8, 2017
  • Haven’t done too many exchanges, but it sounds like fun!

    —Gail on February 8, 2017
  • I am #3. I’ve never done a swap, but it sounds like fun!

    —Karen R on February 8, 2017
  • I am C.

    —Joan on February 8, 2017
  • C-I am a seasoned quilter who love sewing and exchanging with friends! 🙂

    —Marcia Burt on February 8, 2017
  • I am definitely a C. Think it would be fun though!

    —Joan K on February 8, 2017
  • I would say B. I really enjoy exchanges in my quilt guild. I am a Kim Diehl groupie!! Her books are my most treasured quilt books. Please pick me!!

    —Linda Renderer on February 8, 2017
  • When it comes to quilt-block exchanges I am definitely a newbie (c)!

    —Wehaf on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never been part of a block exchange. I think I need to get out more! This book has gorgeous quilts – the fabrics are so beautiful. To have a chance at one of the bundles and the book – OH MY!!

    —Lynn Darcy on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve only done one block exchange.
    But I’m up for more!

    —Pam L on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges–never did it. I’d love to win. Thanks.

    —AS on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. I have been wanting for a long time to be a part of one. I enjoy going to retreats and I think that would be a good way to start up a block exchange. It is fun to make new friendships at retreats, and I think an exchange would be a good way to stay in touch throughout the year until the next retreat.

    —Sheryl Phipps on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a seasoned swapper, but do sew a lot by myself due to the distance between my friends and I. We still manage to do our wonderful swaps and these quilts I cherish the most.

    —Kristie Michalowski on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to friendship quilts, but I love every aspect of quilting. I’m ready to try anything.

    —Susan Serefine on February 8, 2017
  • a) I enter all my guilds block exchanges and lottos. Such great fun to share and win sometimes!!!!

    —Marlene S on February 8, 2017
  • I have not done block exchanges – it would be fun!

    —Lee on February 8, 2017
  • A. I love quilting with my quilting buddies.

    —Margaret Dalmer on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a quilt block exchange – seems like fun. Thanks for the chance!

    —Joanne on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! Learning new techniques is one of my quilting goals.

    —Jennifer Whitney on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve not done an exchange, but our guild does a monthly "lotto" block. Whoever wants to participate makes 2 blocks from the same pattern and a chosen color scheme. The blocks are collected and the name of a participant is chosen. She then gets to take home one set of blocks and the other set is made into a charity quilt.

    —Karen A on February 8, 2017
  • I am fairly seasoned and I love swapping quilt blocks … whether it be themes or just pieced… it gives a quilt a whole new flavor!

    —Tonie Peterson on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —Lori Isvik on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —chris z on February 8, 2017
  • Would love to win the book and any of the fabric bundles. I’m a solo quilter but I love the work of both of these designers!

    —Karen on February 8, 2017
  • Sharing fun and fabric with my quilting friends is always a priority. However, I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I. If a block exchange fits into my taste and I have the time, I join. If I am at a point in my life, where deadlines are no problem, it is great to join.

    —Kathy on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "c". I have not done a block swap before only fabric exchanges. Sounds like fun!

    —Lori on February 8, 2017
  • I’m definitely an A, love sewing with friends and love block swaps!! 🙂

    —Caryn Bravos on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’ve never done a block exchange, but ‘Tis time!

    —Holly Raak on February 8, 2017
  • Friendships bring out the best of the individuals in the friendship. Kim Diehl and Jo Morton have such special gifts. I can only imagine what their collaboration with produce!

    —Kathleen H. on February 8, 2017
  • My response is "c"!I love this book, and will definitely create friendships with some of these quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win beautiful fabric!

    —Sharon Cervenka on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done block swaps and doll quilt swaps before. It’s all fun!!

    —Terry on February 8, 2017
  • I’m going to call myself a C. While I have done exchanges, it has been more than 10 years. I love the book, and am drooling over the fabrics.

    —Susan Yates on February 8, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned — I love quilting with friends. My group includes 12 other educators or retired educators. We meet at least twice a month in homes and have a wonderful time together. The group has sponsored several swaps or exchanges. I would love to be one of the lucky winners!

    —Janet on February 8, 2017
  • I am in the C category. Not much time to quilt for myself, let alone others. Maybe someday I will have the time to join a club.

    —Janet T on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve only done1 block exchange,but am ready to do another. Great fabrics and patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Beth B on February 8, 2017
  • I belong to a quilt guild that does either a block of the month or an exchange. They are both fun! I am sporadic joiner depending on themes, colors and patterns. Love both Kim’s and Jo’s patterns.

    —Sue G. on February 8, 2017
  • Mostly a c, with the occasional block swap thrown in. I’d love to be a "b", though!

    —Beth T. on February 8, 2017
  • I never participated in a block swap. Think it would be a fun adventure!

    Julie on February 8, 2017
  • A love Kim Diehls fabric. Have several of her books

    —Vicki Harman on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but would love to learn more. I love the title for your new book!
    Very Special.

    —Cindy Painter on February 8, 2017
  • B, Sporadic. I love to quilt with my friends and have some alone time. I have done a few block and row exchanges and have enjoyed them all. Am looking forwarrd to your book. Karen

    —Karen St.John on February 8, 2017
  • I mostly quilt on my own and with my friend and coworker on our breaks at work. We share ideas and our passion for creating. I think that when we retire and have more free time on our hands, we will join a quilting group in our community.

    —Michele T on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a c. Have never had a chance to participate in an exchange, but it sounds like fun.

    —Shirley Raley on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve never participated in an exchange… sounds like a lot of fun!!!

    —Mimi on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I. I get more done when I’m by myself … I love "quilting" with others, but tend to do more talking than sewing …LOL!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Rita S. on February 8, 2017
  • I have quilted with and without friends for 10-15 years, but haven’t done a block exchange. Would like to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your interests with us.

    —Cheryl Maris on February 8, 2017
  • C I’m new to exchanges, but I think it would be great fun!

    —Lana on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    I’m busy making a Civil War quilt for my granddaughter.

    —Rynetta Coetzee on February 8, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter and am involved in 3 bees making various items in the quilting world. Only so many large quilts for me. I am looking for smaller ones that are more easily displayed in my home.

    Barbara Burdette on February 8, 2017
  • Love quilting with friends, but also love my alone time.

    —Rose Bradley on February 8, 2017
  • An A for sure. Seasoned, love exchanges and quilting with friends!
    Can’t wait to see this book!

    —Bev on February 8, 2017
  • I love this book. I have it on order and am planning on going doing this quilt first. Would love to win the bundle of fabric to get started. I have all your books. Please keep creating, they are so beautiful puts a smile on my face. Janet

    Janet Sopa on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "c". ive only participated in a few and that was years ago.

    —Jackie Trembley on February 8, 2017
  • a big C. Never tried it and don’t know anyone who has.

    —Mindy Saye on February 8, 2017
  • I’m basically a "C". I’m trying to engage in more activities outside my home but find it difficult due to my health. I’ve found quilting gives me immense joy being able to share them with others.

    —Deb Fulton on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I am planning on joining a group that makes comfort quilts for cancer patients in the very near future.

    Dora on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an A. Just love getting together with friends to quilt..

    —Carol B. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and definitely need some Simple Friendships to get me started. Love the book and the fabric!

    —Rebecca Marzano on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to quilt exchanged, other than exchanging with my daughter I have never done one before. I love the idea and I think it would be such a wonderful way to develop new lifelong friendships.

    —Perri Ann Kaufman on February 8, 2017
  • I would be new to block exchanges. I think the book would be a great addition to my quilt books. Looks like a lot of wonderful patterns to try.

    —Sharon B on February 8, 2017
  • I consider myself a "B". Would love to be part of an exchange. Simple Friendships looks so tastefully done. I love your work!

    —Lauren Lupica on February 8, 2017
  • I am c). I like makeing various sizes of projects. I have never done a swap exchange. It sounds like fun.

    —Cindy Shelley on February 8, 2017
  • C for me. When I first started to quilt, I quilted with friends. Then I moved but would love to quilt with friends again.

    —Kelli Marshall on February 8, 2017
  • I’m somewhere between sporadic and seasoned. My daughter and I have been quilting together for some time. Our quilting experience began with my aunts getting together with my Mom, and making quilts. They had a wooden frame they used to tie the quilts. After each quilt was made, one of them, would make a note on the frame, the date and who the quilt was for. I have the frame now. My daughter and I used the rame when we first started making quilts. Since then we have advanced to different methods. I hope, one day, my daughter will continue quilting and want the frame.

    —M Bornhoeft on February 8, 2017
  • c) Never done block exchange but our small group has been following our favorite quilt shop "Meeting House Quilts" in Wales, MA and have just been told the fabrics are in! This would really make my week. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Sandra Beatson on February 8, 2017
  • I fall into the c category. I did my first exchange with the quilty wishes campaign close to Christmas and loved every minute of it. I need to find more quilty friends and am glad of the reminder. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Kristine Clay on February 8, 2017
  • C-I am fairly new to quilting. I have never partcipated in an exchange. It sounds like fun!

    —Teresa Smith on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships"in my life!! I’m a recent widow, and just semi-retired effect Feb 1st. An exchange would fit right into my new lifestyle. How does one find and exchange to participate in?

    —Debbie Gowan on February 8, 2017
  • I love to hand piece my quilt tops,it gives me peace. I haven’t ever exchanged blocks or swapped fabrics, but it sounds like fun!

    —Beth Riccio on February 8, 2017
  • I am C. Love the chance to win, thank you!

    —Carol F. on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but it sounds like a good way to make new friends!

    —Suzie Parrott on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange but it sounds like fun!

    —QuiltWench on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "C"… I love this Bundle & Book!! The pictures you shared here are AWESOME!!!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 😀

    —Lori Morton on February 8, 2017
  • I am "C". I am fairly new to quilting and the "exchange" is a new idea for me!

    —Eileen on February 8, 2017
  • "c" for me. Thanks for this giveaway…love the fabric!

    —Anita M on February 8, 2017
  • C: ,I’m new to exchanges but would love to have friends to sew with to make a beautiful quilt.

    —Connie Schofield on February 8, 2017
  • I am A. I absolutely love block exchanges and I can’t wait to get this book by two of my favorites!

    —Diana R on February 8, 2017
  • C

    —Karen H. on February 8, 2017
  • I am in the "C" category! I need more quilty friends!

    —Debra Reber on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "c"…I have done plenty of fabric swaps, but never a block swap. Sounds like lots of fun though!!

    —Christi Pike on February 8, 2017
  • I am a C. I am new to quilting. I would love to win this book.

    —Donna on February 8, 2017
  • I am C. I have never participated in a block exchange but I think I would like to give it a try.

    —Theresa Sheldon on February 8, 2017
  • C-I wish I had some local quilting buddies!

    —Ember on February 8, 2017
  • C

    Valerie Stephens on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but not to quilting. I’m such a HUGE fan of both Jo Morgan and Kim Diehl! I would love to win this! (Fingers crossed❤)

    —Jenifer on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done any exchanges, but I love getting together with my quilting buddies .I am mainly a solo quilter but am trying to do more with my friends.

    —Tammy on February 8, 2017
  • New to exchanges, but I think it would be a lot of fun.

    —Angela Webb on February 8, 2017
  • Two wonderful quilters/designers. Love their fabrics and patterns.I’m kind of sporadic about exchange blocks.

    —Jane Levering on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic, I guess. Occasionally I enjoy a good swap, but I am particular about colors. Swaps are a lot of fun! I’ve done some wonderful themed swaps, such as chicken blocks, or dog blocks; I’ve also done several swaps such as churn dash blocks, etc. You always get one or two that wow you, and a couple that aren’t quite usable. But I find a place for all of them!

    —Marcia Gilbreath on February 8, 2017
  • B. I’m sporadic. I love doing exchanges but sometimes I like to do my own thing.

    —Sandy H on February 8, 2017
  • I am a (c). I did a block ecxhange with my small group of craft friends three years ago. I only knew how to do the 9 patch block . My tolerant and fabulous friends were kind enough to send me wonderful different blocks which I didn’t know how to do. What would I do without these lovely friends??

    Margaret Wong on February 8, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends. Love your work and have already ordered your book. Can’t wait to receive it! Thanks to both of you for this perfect collaboration!

    —Phyllis Wormington on February 8, 2017
  • I am a A Love the fabric and would enjoy the book

    —Evelyn on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I would love to give one a try!

    —Angela T. on February 8, 2017
  • I love friendship quilts! Just finished one. I ordered your book. Thank you so much for this fun collaboration !

    —Phyllis Wormington on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange; I am probably the last "Lone Ranger" quilter out here. Love Kim and Jo’s work.

    —Deb Mac on February 8, 2017
  • I split my time between quilting with friends and myself-I have to say, I have much more joy stitching with others-I think it’s really the secret as to why we enjoy it so much!

    —Susan on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a B. Love quilting with friends or by myself

    —Dedelyn Hamilton on February 8, 2017
  • I am so new to swap exchanges I have not participated in one…yet. And I don’t just think I need, I KNOW I need some simple friendships in my life. I have enjoyed books by both of these quilters, in fact I received "Jo’s Little Favorites" in yesterday’s mail. Now if I just had some fabric, hmmm.

    —Mary on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "c". Have a quilt group of 7 who meet and often do projects together.

    —georgia forbush on February 8, 2017
  • My friend and I love to quilt together. We encourage each other.

    My chosen sister Linda made cuddle quilts in my honor as I am going through constant chemotherapy treatments. I provided the minkee and she turned the fabric into amazing quilts. We gave them to the cancer patients spreading our love. We are into pieced quilts now. So blessed to quilt together.

    Carol Neufeld on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an A. I’m seasoned; very much so! I’ve swapped blocks, stitched row quilts. And exchanged them with a group, and am always ready for something. I a ‘dirty muddy’ color person; no brights for me both designers are awesome!

    —Gayle on February 8, 2017
  • I’m "B" ….. love quilting with my friends and me, myself and I 🙂

    —Shirley Jobson on February 8, 2017
  • I have done several block exchanges before, but it was a long time ago.

    —Julie in GA on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —Becky Stipe on February 8, 2017
  • c

    —Sue on February 8, 2017
  • I am seasoned a love to quilt with 4 different groups of friends. Love both Jo’s and Kim’s work. Hope to follow both for many more years.

    —Suzanne on February 8, 2017
  • I am part of several friendships groups and have been in block exchanges!
    Definitely an "a"

    Kristi Marymee on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to this, but I want to get started

    —Valerie Clinansmith on February 8, 2017
  • C for me-never have I participated in any kind of block exchange, but it sure sounds like fun and the resulting quilt would be wonderful!

    —Vicki Sprain on February 8, 2017
  • B, my time is split for now, a new grandbaby and another on the way. my craft time comes early or late, but never in mid day.

    —Ann Austin on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    I have a few of each of Kim and Jo’s books. I love their quilts and fabric collections. I would love to have their new book and fabrics.

    —Donna LeBeouf on February 8, 2017
  • I am back. I have done one or more block exchanges a year for the last 7 or so years and loved all them, but I like to design and make my own quilts, too. It is wonderful to belong to a group and see all the different colorways and layouts people come up with for the same basic blocks. And it is so nice to have a finished quilt with reminders of all those loving hands that contributed!

    —Kearstie Grenier on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I love to quilt with friends, but I love to quilt by myself too. I have participated in (and coordinated) friendship quilts — so much fun! Thanks for a great giveaway offer!

    —Karen Seitz on February 8, 2017
  • I am a C. I have participated in a couple of small project swaps but not a block swap. It sounds wonder to me.

    —Susan on February 8, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    I’m a military wife, and where we currently live, there are very, very few quilters and no quilt shops! I intend to do a block swap with my mother-in-law and her quilty friends once we live close to her again! In the meantime, perhaps she and I could exchange through the mail? 🙂

    —Shannon Wallace on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a c. Would love to get these fabrics to make these beautiful designs in this book

    —Janelle Bucher on February 8, 2017
  • C.I’m a newbie to block exchanges. Looks like a wonderful lot of fun to me!

    —Suzanne Dungan on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! It’s actually something I’ve never really heard of – but it sounds like a great idea.

    —Karen on February 8, 2017
  • C. I have been quilting for several years, but have never done a block exchange. Love the fabric. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Sandy on February 8, 2017
  • I love quilting! I am B! I love quilting with my friends, but quilt anytime! Love to share ideas and get inspired by talking with other quilters!

    —Ann Berg on February 8, 2017
  • I am sporadic – I think the coming together of two of the most inspirational quilters I know must have resulted in an awesome book! I hope I am the lucky winner!

    —Tracy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges…and it does sound like a perfect way to meet other quilters and make new friends.

    —Rose D. on February 8, 2017
  • I’m an A! No exchange or swap can hide from me!

    —Melody Lutz on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —Barbara L. on February 8, 2017
  • Love all of those fabrics—gorgeous!
    I am A–have done exchanges–always fun to see what you get and also fun to meet other people.
    However—I definitely need some "simple friendships" in my life!!

    —Verna Thomas on February 8, 2017
  • c) – I would really like to try a swap and make new friends who love to do what I love to do.
    Thanks!

    Tatiana Kishchinskaya on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "b". I would love to win a book and fabric from my two favorite quilters. Cheers to friendship!

    Gena Stewart on February 8, 2017
  • I answer letter B

    —Nancy Myers on February 8, 2017
  • A) I’m seasoned and enjoy quilting with friends

    —Patti on February 8, 2017
  • I divide my time, sometimes sewing by yourself is great fun….. But I love to get together with the girls and sew too. Always fun projects to see. I would love to win a bundle of fabric. Love all of your books.

    Nancy on February 8, 2017
  • Would love to participate in quilt lock swaps. Most of the work I do is for family and friendx

    —Kerry Grose on February 8, 2017
  • Sporadic sums it up well. Looks like a great collaboration on the book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    —Annette F. on February 8, 2017
  • I have to choose letter C.. I have never done a quilt block exchange. It would be great to win this fabric AND the book. Good luck to us all.

    —Patricia Polmanteer on February 8, 2017
  • I am C. I used to quilt with a group of friends, but never did any exchanging.

    —Cheryl Broten on February 8, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.
    I was an avid quilter, until I went to nursing school in my mid 40s! I am trying to get my quilting groove back! My grandchildren need some quilts made with "nanny-love!"

    Yvonne Allen on February 8, 2017
  • C) I’m new to exchanges, but would ❤ love some "Simple Friendships" in my life! I haven’t participated in an exchange yet but I am leaning hard on that direction! 😆

    —Roseanne on February 8, 2017
  • I am a c. New to exchanges. Thanks for the chance to win, maybe this will encourage me to get started!

    —Judyk on February 8, 2017
  • I find exchanges fun and exciting if everyone is careful to follow the directions. Fun to see what fabrics everyone uses.

    —Jenell Lamb on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a "c" . I have done a mini quilt wrap but no exchanges. Sounds like fun. Awesome fabric and just love these quilt patterns.

    —Susan on February 8, 2017
  • I just love quilting with friends.

    —celine-x on February 8, 2017
  • I really love both of these designers, and to have Kim and Jo together in one book…. my mind goes woo-hoo. yippee, yahoo doin the happy dance here.

    Valerie Stephens on February 8, 2017
  • i have not really had much experience with block exchanges, it really is something i would like to get involved in more. i do not have this opportunity in my community as there is not a large quilting presence. i will have to do some online investigation. thanks for the wonderful give-a-way…sure hope i win this one. janet

    —janet on February 8, 2017
  • I have never participated in a block exchange! I have been in the quilting world for eleven years! But none of my friends quilt! They think it’s for grandmas and old ladies, so I’ve never done an exchange! Sounds fun though!

    —Danette Roundy on February 8, 2017
  • I’m seasoned. Love quilting with friends and doing block exchanges. Would love to win Kim ‘ and Jo’s fabric lines. Love the colors.

    —Barbara Brooks on February 8, 2017
  • I’m sporadic, love to be with friends but also like the creativity and feeling of accomplishment when quilting alone

    —Donna on February 8, 2017
  • Oh, Definitely an "A". I love quilting with my friends, sharing fabrics and new ideas!

    —Diana Foree on February 8, 2017
  • I’m very, very interested in friendship quilts and block exchange but I have never found a group that does this. I would just love to fing one!

    —Lee on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve done exchanges with embroidery samplers but not with quilt blocks.

    —Judy R. on February 8, 2017
  • Two of my favorite designers in one book, my mind keeps going woo-hoo, yippee, Yahoo!… so doin the Happy dance here. I tend to be a letter C… my time is spent making quilts for family, friends, and charity. While trying to squeeze in maybe a couple for me.

    —Valerie Stephens on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve only done a swap a guild with 1/2 square triangles, so I guess I’m C.
    Wow two of my favorite quilt designers together! I can’t wait to get this book from my local quilt store!

    —Kim Hamilton on February 8, 2017
  • I am more of a type "B". I love to sew with friends when schedules permit. I do however try to get some Quilting in on a daily basis by myself at home. I love the preview ictures from the new book! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    —Judith Hovatter on February 8, 2017
  • I am new to block exchanges but love both Kim Diehl and Jo Morton. Would love to work with their Simple Friendship book!!!

    —Patty Fallon on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to block exchanges of any kind, and answer "C". I’ve only made quilts with friends, sewing our hearts out!

    —Rosemary on February 8, 2017
  • My best quilting buddy moved from Illinois to Virginia and when I went to visit her and her family, we visited her new quilt shops, bought fabric, sewed, & swapped squares. Our 2 quilts turned out great and I’ve got mine hanging on my upstairs railing. Constant reminder of good fun, good sewing, & great friendship. LOVE your fabrics and used them a lot in our quilts.

    —Carol G on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to quilting and block exchanges sounds like a fun thing to do, and a great way to make "simple friendships."

    —Carol on February 8, 2017
  • I love the book and the new quilt designs! I’ve never done an exchange before but have been inspired by sharing ideas and fabrics with my stitching group. thank you martingale for working your magic and getting these two ladies together!

    —Patty Goodgaine on February 8, 2017
  • I do not have many quilting friends so am new to exchanges. Would like to but our tastes in design/color are different.

    —Jill Meador on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. I think I need some simple friendships in my life. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

    —Karen Hootman on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a definite B

    —Karen on February 8, 2017
  • I am a C, also. I have never done a swap but hope to someday after I become a more skilled quilter. This book looks like there are several patterns I would attempt to do.

    —Jennifer on February 8, 2017
  • I am fairly new to quilting, so have not done block exchanges. Sounds like a great and fun way to share quilting with a friend. Your quilts and new book look great. Thanks for sharing!

    —Pam on February 8, 2017
  • C- I’m new to exchanges. Thanks for the opportunity

    —Sandi Kelly on February 8, 2017
  • C. I’m in a fun sewing group, but we’ve never exchanged blocks. Sounds like fun.

    —Brenda Alward on February 8, 2017
  • I’m a solitary quilter but wish I had more interaction with other quilters. I’ve done some swaps years ago when I belonged to a guild: block lotteries and 6″ square exchanges. I won 2 sets of blocks that I’ve never put together and a whole box of the squares that I regularly use.

    —Marianne on February 8, 2017
  • I am a totally brand NEW quilter and sewer! I bought my first sewing machine in Aug last year and in Sept I had a monumental birthday (big 50). Now I am totally addicted and so passionate about sewing and just learning to quilt! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the resources I have found online! I had no idea this quilting world was so amazing!! Thank you for the fabulous emails and wonderful inspirations!!

    I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    How exciting – welcome to the tribe, Jennifer! 🙂 –Jenny

    —Jennifer Irwin on February 8, 2017
  • I am in a ‘Quilt Clan’ and get new ideas and inspirations. I don’t get much done during our meet, but we always have great times.

    —Kaoru on February 8, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! Thanks so much for the wonderful intro to both Kim and Jo and their new book. I’m looking forward to holding it!

    Nancy on February 8, 2017
  • (B)I’m sporadic; I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself and I

    —Denise Campbell on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done an exchange since I am still a fairly new quilter, so I would say I am a (C). Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome book and beautiful fabric.

    —Robin R on February 8, 2017
  • I have never done exchanges, but would love to be involved in one! Love Kim Diehl and Jo Morton!

    —Laurie Smith on February 8, 2017
  • I live 90 + miles from the nearest group of quilters, so I’ve not been involved in exchanges. It sounds like fun, thanks for including everyone. Happy quilting!

    —Barbara Howard on February 8, 2017
  • Ladies, you are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for taking time to write this lovely book. I would surly love to have it in my collection. As for a group of quilters question, I have never been involved with one. I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some simple friendships in my life and I need fabric to make a scrappy quilt.

    Althea Klosterman on February 8, 2017
  • I am B. I quilt with others and solo.

    LIZ OSTROSKY on February 8, 2017
  • I am B. I quilt solo and with others.

    LIZ OSTROSKY on February 8, 2017
  • I must say this is new to me! Live in a very rural area! Will have to check it out

    elr on February 8, 2017
  • Sporadic because i quilt alone. But people asked me if i could help them. We are going to do that soon. So i am becoming seasoned soon. Yeah. Finally some more friends who like to quilt. With these awesume fabrics and book they might wanna do more stuff.

    —cynthia on February 8, 2017
  • C) I am new to exchanges.

    —Cynthia on February 8, 2017
  • I’m B. LOVE stitching with like minded people, but enjoy stitching with pure focus by myself too. Long time fan of both of these amazing ladies 😍

    —Dawn Jones on February 8, 2017
  • I am most definately a seasoned quilter, and love quilting width friends, cheers Susan

    —Susan Harris on February 8, 2017
  • I am a "C" a bit of a loaner. I recently moved and haven’t been able to find a quilt group or friend,so I concentrate on Gifts and my Grand children.

    —elizajane on February 8, 2017
  • I’ve only done two block exchanges quite a few years ago, but it looks like I need to do some more; those quilts are stunning!! 🙂 hugs, H in Healdsburg

    —Helen LeBrett on February 8, 2017
  • I am "c". The patterns look absolutely delightful!

    —Mary Wright on February 8, 2017
  • I am a C. I have lots to trade, though.

    —Deb C on February 8, 2017
  • C. I am new to block exchanges, but would love to try.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on February 8, 2017
  • I love exchanges,& have been exchanging blocks for quite a few years. This new book looks delightful.

    —Lyn Smith on February 8, 2017
  • Well, I’m a proud 4th generation quilter. I LOVE these classic quilts ‘modernize ‘ and made with such beautiful fabrics….I’d love to make them all!

    —Sylvia Summers on February 9, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    Some block exchanges during the day of meeting between enthusiasts and in love with the needle

    —palmiero corinne on February 9, 2017
  • I am an "A". I have participated in some exchanges but prefer to work on my own blocks and projects with small groups of quilting friends. One of my friends groups has been quilting together for more than 30 years.

    —Camille on February 9, 2017
  • I am a C. love this wonderful fabric. My oh my.

    —Martine on February 9, 2017
  • So sad I have to go with "c", living in Brazil makes it difficult to join a club 🙁

    —Fernanda Watts on February 9, 2017
  • I am definitely a seasoned quilter after forty years and I love quilting with friends. We share fabric as well.

    —Janet Harris on February 9, 2017
  • I am b. I like to have fun with friends and swap blocks but I still want to do my own thing.

    —Betty K on February 9, 2017
  • I am seasoned (italian quilter) and i love quilt with my daughter.

    —Liliana Parentelli on February 9, 2017
  • I’m c. Definetely I’m gonna buy this book. Love so much their work 🙂

    —Montserrat on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! Lovely book!! Irresistable!

    —Linda on February 9, 2017
  • I am A, I quilt with a group of friends ever Tuesday. I call it my mental health day.

    —Paula Yandell on February 9, 2017
  • I would be considered seasoned but not to friendship quilts. I need quilting friends in the area to quilt with. Love the new book and the fabrics are gorgeous.

    —Paulette Voit on February 9, 2017
  • My answer is C. My quilting friends and I talk about our projects together and we all love looking at each others’ work but haven’t done block exchanges. Sounds like it could be fun though.

    —Lisa Marie on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve only done this once, but if we all decide t use these fabrics, it would truly be the "Happy Hands Quilt Club" again!

    —Patricia Semons on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a c. Our group has had previous bad experiences with block exchanges,people dropped out like flies after they got their blocks. But I’d love to try again.

    —Stephanie Woodward on February 9, 2017
  • IM a c….I’ve only been in one block swap but totally hooked and looking forward to more 🙂

    Deb R on February 9, 2017
  • I am C. I would love to be part of an exchange or bee.

    —Donna McDaniel on February 9, 2017
  • I am a B person… I have sewn blocks and exchanged with friends… love going on retreats with friends and love quilting with others!
    Love the fellowship with others.
    Vicki Cooper

    —Vicki on February 9, 2017
  • A) for sure! Once a month (sometimes more often) I get together with my mom, all of my Aunts, a couple of my cousins, and a few of our other friends for a day of sewing, eating and laughing. We have exchanged swaps a few times at these gatherings and I always completely enjoy them. I can’t wait to see each and every quilt in this book!! ❤❤

    Cynthia Hilfiger on February 9, 2017
  • I am a C but would like to do some swaps.

    —Deena on February 9, 2017
  • I am C – Have never done block/fabric exchanges.

    Sharon on February 9, 2017
  • b) I have tried a couple different exchanges. It makes it a lot of fun. Thanks

    —diane on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a "b". As much as I love quilting and sewing, I love Girl Scouts more. These days I’m fairly busy as a council outdoor trainer and events planner. During the week, I try to sit still long enough to piece quilts that my mother left me.

    —Karen Carroll on February 9, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilted. Love quilting with my friends!
    This book looks awesome, I love the looks of all the quilts.
    I would love to win this book and fabric! Please help a quilted addict score some fat quarters! 😀

    —Millie on February 9, 2017
  • B.. Have participated in a couple of exchanges. Get together with friends a couple of times a month to quilt. I have made d’s one of my best friends this way. Have this book ordered from my local quilt shop. Can’t wait until it comes in.i would love this fabric to go with it. Thanks for bringing this to its.

    Gail Miller on February 9, 2017
  • I used to be a "quilt with a friend" person until my quilting buddy found out she had stage 4 cancer. Now she’s too weak to quilt but we still enjoy "eye candy" together.

    —Sue Stokke on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a b) and love quilting in general:-) Love love love this new book and alllllllll those new fabrics!!!

    —Pam Schaefer-Smith on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some "simple friendships" in my life.

    —Phyllis Hamrick on February 9, 2017
  • I am a c, new to exchanges. The book and the fabrics look beautiful!

    —Joyce on February 9, 2017
  • I am a "b", not a newbie, but very sporadic. What a great way way to be inspired to start a new "friendship" group to complete some very beautiful quilts. What fun for all. Thank you Kim and Jo! Also Martingale, Moda and Henry Glass!
    Barbara Niekerk from Rhode Island.

    —Barbara Niekerk on February 9, 2017
  • Only been in one block exchange with my group of sew mates. I loved it. Every one had fabric I didn’t have. It was a lot f fun to see the blocks come together. Would love to have your book. I love stars and baskets and I see a quilt with both!! When I don’t win, I’ll have to order one.

    Diane Wingo on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to friendship quilts –I’d love to learn more about them! Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Shawn on February 9, 2017
  • I am a B, and so happy to be a B. I recently discovered how wonderful sewing and sharing with friends can be. I do not have a lot of sewing friends but the few I do have a very dear to me and sewing together and sharing fabric and blocks is a wonderful to weave lives and hearts together.

    Looking forward to sewing from this new book with my scrappy friends.

    Debbie

    —Debbie bacot on February 9, 2017
  • It’s been a long while since I’ve done an exchange. I would love to try it again.
    Diane Emanuelson

    —Diane Emanuelson on February 9, 2017
  • C) I am new to exchanges and would love get involved with some new friends! I’m an experienced quilter and this has always sounded like fun to me!

    —Janet on February 9, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. My "friendship" quilts are among my favorites!

    —Ginger Marshall on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a ‘b’. It’s been awhile since I participated in a block exchange but they are always fun. This book looks fabulous. I’m a big fan of both these ladies.

    —Betsy on February 9, 2017
  • I love quilting with my friends. We call it First Tuesday, since it’s the first Tuesday of the month. I plan my calendar around this date so that I can sew with my friends.

    —Mary Ann on February 9, 2017
  • I have participated in a few so I would be a "B". It’s always fun to have an exchange, whether blocks, fabric or ideas.

    —A Mercer on February 9, 2017
  • I am (a)"seasoned"—-(in age as well as in block exchanges…lol)! I was a founding member of our quilt guild in 1992 and we have participated in many block exchanges over the years. It never gets old or tiresome. Thank you for a chance to win these beautiful fabrics. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for luck!

    —Kathy M. Upton on February 9, 2017
  • I have done some block exchanges- the memories those quilts hold are very dear to my heart!

    —Diane on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but my quilting buddies and I are discussing. Several of us have already ordered the book and own some of the Reflections line. I have not seen the new Kim Diehl line until now. Very excited!

    —Gayle on February 9, 2017
  • I have yet to participate in a block exchange – would love to try one someday!

    —Gwen Wehner on February 9, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I loves quilting with friends at monthly sew- togethers and at retreats but I really love spending evenings in my sewing room all by myself,

    —Mary Courtright on February 9, 2017
  • Probably A but I moved away from my group eleven years ago and miss them dearly. I think of them whenever I see the quilt made from friendship blocks they sent me off with. There’s something so special about quilting friends!

    —Linda W on February 9, 2017
  • C – I’ve always thought it might be a little stressful. I tend to overthink about colors, fabrics and what the others might like.

    —Sue on February 9, 2017
  • I belong to a great guild andarticipate in lotus of quilting activities with them, but also sew on my own most days. I love both of these designers and would love to win.

    —Judy on February 9, 2017
  • C) I Love sewing and quilting and this book looks awesome.

    —Annika on February 9, 2017
  • I am seasoned I love quilting with friends!

    —Stacey on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve not participated in any quilt block exchanges.

    —AS on February 9, 2017
  • C

    —Dawn Zillich on February 9, 2017
  • C. I have been doing baby quilts for some time now and would like to connect with an exchange.

    —Trina on February 9, 2017
  • I am a sporadic quilter, love to quilt with friends but love my time to quilt on my own as well. I am a hugh fan of both these ladies. Would love to win anyone of their products. Thank you for the chance.

    —Janette Velardi on February 9, 2017
  • I am seasoned. I quilt with family and friends every chance I get! Love all the quilts..

    —Sue Thorne on February 9, 2017
  • I am a B and love to get together with a quilting Friend to discuss quilts. Gives me a short break from being a caregiver to my husband who is fighting cancer.

    —Judy Erickson on February 9, 2017
  • I can’t wait to get my hands on this fantastic book!!!

    —Janice Scheel on February 9, 2017
  • I usually quilt alone but I would love to start a friendship quilt with my sister-in-law.

    —Nell on February 9, 2017
  • I have done exchanges, and I’d like to do more, but my job keeps me from being able to commit as often as I’d like. Sad:(

    —Kathy on February 9, 2017
  • I would love to have a copy of the new book. Small quilts are my forte. Exchanges are the best. Love making my stash grow. And the friendships we make from quilting are the greatest…..

    —Linda Zeider on February 9, 2017
  • C. I have been quilting for many years and would love to try an exchange. I hope I win as this would inspire me to get into one. 😊

    —Kathy on February 9, 2017
  • c:I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Jennifer Nicklas on February 9, 2017
  • C- I’m new to exchanges…could use the help!

    —Brenda Iwami on February 9, 2017
  • C The Warm Regards quilt is FABULOUS, I can’t wait to start making yoyos!!!

    —Alice on February 9, 2017
  • I usually quilt by myself but have gone on retreats. I have only done one exchange. The quilts in this book look awesome.

    —Kalen Hahn on February 9, 2017
  • i’m a c but would love to be an a. thanks for the chance to win.

    —carolyn montgomery on February 9, 2017
  • Letter A- I so enjoy quilting with my friends,that is where I learn about new fabric lines and shops and also new quilting ideas and we always help one another. Quilting brings us all together.

    —Irene Rose on February 9, 2017
  • I have two dear friends that I meet with every Wednesday. We have worked on the same type of quilt together, but we have never exchanged blocks. I LOVE this idea and I know they will too. Thank you for the beautiful book that celebrated quilts and friendship.

    —Lori Ginsberg on February 9, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    Beautiful quilts! I love all of them.

    —Linda Barnhouse on February 9, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter but have never participated in an exchange. I’d love to, though. 🙂

    —The Lisa Marie on February 9, 2017
  • I am sporadic, but would like to do more.

    —Diana Vukonich on February 9, 2017
  • c. I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Gail Davis on February 9, 2017
  • I have done many block exchanges over the years & I love them!! I can’t wait to see what my fellow quilters have put together. Some of these block swaps had a definite color theme where others where of my own choosing. All had guidelines for block size, whether fabric was to be prewashed, type of fabric ie, batiks, reproduction etc. All this said I’m an "A".

    —Peppermint Patty on February 9, 2017
  • I am B: I am sporadic with my quilting. I love to get together with my friends, but I also like my alone time in my sewing room. I also love to go to Quilt retreats to sew and share!

    nadine donovan on February 9, 2017
  • I’d have to say C. The new book looks beautiful.

    —Bev Freswick on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. I need more friends in my new hometown to quilt with.

    —Karen on February 9, 2017
  • C. I enjoy the comraderie of being with other women who sew for the community. And although I spend more time on smaller projects, I always have a larger quilt in the works! Our group meets weekly to make a quilt which is raffled in the summer when the tourists visit! The funds raised support scholarships for our Maine Island Community.

    Sheila on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a (b) quilter. I love quilting with friends, but I also like it when I can work alone especially on complicated projects when I need to concentrate.

    —Linda Mahoney on February 9, 2017
  • B for me I love quilting with my friends, but with work schedules that doesn’t always work out. Love the "Reflections" fabric!

    —GwenH on February 9, 2017
  • I am definitely a sporadic quilter! Quilting has become a passion, but I don’t have many friends who quilt. Oh, don’t get me wrong–my friends love the quilts I create, but most of them don’t sew. When I do get into a group setting, such as a class, I learn so much from the other attendees.

    Ever since I saw Kim Diehl’s first book, I’ve been hooked! I purchased several and have started loving hand applique. Jo Martin is also a great quilter. Actually I’ve seen both Kim and Jo on "The Quilt Show" and love both of them.

    I’d love to win the drawing and use the fabrics to make one of my own quilts from this new book!

    —Barbara Bobbitt on February 9, 2017
  • A – I love quilting with friends! My friend Sarah and I quilted together for years, until sadly she passed. I have a new group of quilting friends now but Sarah can never be replaced.

    —Susan on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve never been in a block exchange, just not enough time. But these quilts make them very tempting. Maybe after I retire…

    —Diane Nishri on February 9, 2017
  • B) I enjoy quilting with friends or alone. Although I find I get more done alone it’s always fun to be with friends.

    —Becky on February 9, 2017
  • B: I have participated in exchanges when living in Australia, but do not have the opportunity now in rural New York.

    —Miriam Case on February 9, 2017
  • This would be a wonderful fabric and book project to share with a friend.
    thanks

    —Kay Landreth on February 9, 2017
  • We have a group of 7-8 and we exchange blocks all the time. Sometimes we make a top and draw a name from the group and they get the finished top. Other times we decide on a block and color way and just go for the golden exchange the finished blocks. It keeps all of us in projects and some of the most amazing tops. We all are fans of both ladies Jo and Kim.

    —sharon baker on February 9, 2017
  • We have a group of 7-8 and we exchange blocks all the time. Sometimes we make a top and draw a name or just exchange and love the Jo and Kim blocks for inspiration

    —sharon baker on February 9, 2017
  • I am an "a" having spent two years in an exchange group. Ready to go again with my "mini" group. Love the projects!

    —Cheryl on February 9, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I get more done when I sew alone, but it’s always invigorating to sew with friends, as well. Balance is the key for me!

    Thanks!
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

    —Elizabeth Bolton on February 9, 2017
  • My daughters and I quilt together. We all love both Jo Morton and Kim Diehl and have most of their previous books. We would love to have this new one!

    Bette C. on February 9, 2017
  • Awesome and awe-inspiring quilts.
    Just put me in the C- category.

    —Hedda Boon on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a C and would love to start exchanges and new friendships! The new book looks very inspirational, I will be ordering it!

    —Linda Bakuska on February 9, 2017
  • for me, sporadic works best. It gives me a chance to share ideas and frienshiop without losing my time for somewhat more intense focus. I think it makes for teh best of both worlds!

    —Katherine on February 9, 2017
  • c)I’m new to exchanges. But it looks like fun!

    —Diantha Howard on February 9, 2017
  • I am an A and love love love fabric and new books especially from then two authors!

    —Nancy on February 9, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but have been sewing for years. Quilting is my next goal.

    —Elaine Chamberlain on February 9, 2017
  • "a"….for sure! I can’t wait to get this book. My friends and I are constantly in exchanges and sew, retreat and support each other thru quilting and life!

    —Jan on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a "C", I’ve heard of exchanges, but never participated in one. Thanks for another great giveaway!

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on February 9, 2017
  • I am a B as I love quilting with friends but I also enjoy quilting by myself after a long stressful day at work.

    —Barb on February 9, 2017
  • I have only participated in one block swap quilt many years ago. We did have a hostess or "mom" in charge of the swappers so that was definitely a big help. There were 9 in the group. All finished blocks went to the hostess and
    She made sure we all had received the appropriate blocks to complete our quilts. I’m so excited about this book, and definitely will add it to my library along with every Kim Diehl book I already own, and I have them all!

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    —Fran Bianchi on February 9, 2017
  • I am sporadic. I ❤️ my quilting with friends, but I also ❤️ the solitude of my sewing room!

    Diane Healey on February 9, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends and have done a few exchanges. This book looks absolutely beautiful – I can’t wait to see it!

    —Janet on February 9, 2017
  • I love quilting with my friends. We encourage each other. Teach each other and share our love of quilting as often as we can. Thank you Kim and Jo for being our rock stars.

    —Pam Kearns on February 9, 2017
  • I am a C. Haven’t gotten involved in block exchanges, but do get together weekly to sew with friends and inspire one another.

    —Lisa Zook on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. I have been working hard to learn piecing and quilting. I am now at a point that I think the friendship quilt idea is fantastic! This book is inspiring, and the two fabric lines are awesome! Thanks for joining together to make more beauty in our world!

    —Ruthie on February 9, 2017
  • I am a C. I love Kim’s quilts and Jo’s. I’ve taken a class from Kim and have several of her books.

    —Nancy Norris on February 9, 2017
  • I’m C really but when I do sit and stitch with friends, its so much more fun : )

    —lyn lewis on February 9, 2017
  • I love both these designers my sister and I quilt together across the miles. We share fabric would love to share this with her.

    —liz wallace on February 9, 2017
  • I am C. This looks like an awesome book! Thanks!

    —Delaine on February 9, 2017
  • I used to do block exchanges when I belonged to a guild, but it’s been a long time now…..

    Gayle Burton on February 9, 2017
  • This is something I keep suggesting to my group.. This book could be the push we need and as I am a fan of both Kim and Jo’s styles, what better way to start.

    —Suzanne Elliott on February 9, 2017
  • c. I’m new to exchanges. I am just starting a block exchange/round robin with a group from a quilt guild I belong to.

    —Mary Furber on February 9, 2017
  • I have participated in "block swaps" at my local quilt shop…usually a couple times a year. I love doing this as it challenges me to do something different. I really enjoy getting together with friends to sew, but have not been able to do so much of that recently.

    —Deborah B. on February 9, 2017
  • I am a B. I love to get together with my quilting friends to discuss quilting patterns and technics. I love to see what my friends have made, show and tell. I absolutely love both of these ladies and all they have given back to the quilting communities. I would like to win the grand prize.

    Montios Snyder on February 9, 2017
  • I am a C. I have been sewing for years but am fairly new to quilting.

    —Patricia Anderson on February 9, 2017
  • I would love to have "Simple Friendships" in my life! Kim and Jo have been my favorite quilters/fabric designers/teachers for a long time. This book looks amazing!

    —Teresa on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    But my favorite moments in life are the ones that I spend with my quilting buddies, either quilting at camp, or on the road for quilt shopping adventures!

    —Tammy on February 9, 2017
  • I can quilt with friends and without. As long as I have fabric, I am happy.

    —Cynthia L ODear on February 9, 2017
  • I have never done an exchange. . .

    —brenda stone on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a little bit selfish….I have done a lot of block exchanges. I have finally retired, and have been concentrating on my own sewing. I love both Jo and Kim, their patterns and their fabrics!

    —Cyndie Osborne on February 9, 2017
  • I love these and can’t wait to start making them!

    c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I always give away my quilts but never thought to exchange. So fun!

    —Rebekah Kowis on February 9, 2017
  • I’m C, love this book! Have a few others of both of your, great addition

    —Judy Lillebo on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a seasoned quilter and I love quilting with my sister, my best friend!

    —Sharon K. Powis on February 9, 2017
  • I’m C now but a few years ago I belonged to a group. It was so much fun to sew and quilt all together.
    I love Jo Morton and Kim Dielh quilts. They are so stunning!
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway and the chance to win.

    —Ghislaine A. on February 9, 2017
  • a) I love quilting with my friends. My beelet group has even swapped fabric strips with a group in St. Louis when we were all making the same quilt. It was great fun.

    Bonnie on February 9, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I’m just establishing myself in the quilting world!

    —Nicole Sender on February 9, 2017
  • My answer would be c- I really need the book "simple friendships": the quilts are beautiful the material that is going to be given away is just beautiful. I have never done an exchange with my quilting friends and this book would truly help me to share a block exchange with all of my quilting friends. Thanks :^)

    —Jean on February 9, 2017
  • C – I have never participated in an exchange but it sure looks like fun. I already loved both of these ladies but together the results are wonderful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

    —Dianne Craig on February 9, 2017
  • I have only participated in a few block exchanges but would like to play in more. I love, love, love Kim & Jo’s fabrics, books & quilts! I am so glad they have done this book together!

    —Jackie M on February 9, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Colette on February 9, 2017
  • I have never worked on a friendship or exchange quilt, but it sounds fun!

    —Teresa on February 9, 2017
  • I’m both A and B. I’m just a passionate quilter either way. Have adored Kim and Jo for years and have lots of their fabrics, would love to win some more!

    —Andy Lien on February 9, 2017
  • Wow, what a fantastic book. Everyone will love the opportunity to win these. I am a loner or not.

    —Holly on February 9, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends. Thanks for sharing!

    —LINDA on February 9, 2017
  • I quilt/piece with friends 2-3 extended weekends a year, but we all work on our own projects. A block exchange seems like a great way to make a really scrappy quilt. I would not have guessed from the pictures of the quilts in Kim and Jo’s book that they were made by 2 different people. Their styles and fabric choices really complement each other.

    —Carol on February 9, 2017
  • I guess I’m a b…I’ve participated in a few exchanges, and quilt regularly with my sisters.

    —Beverly McKnight on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange, but would love to. I like scrappy quilts and am doing one now. My next project is a Quilt of Valor.

    —Darla Zimmer on February 9, 2017
  • Sporadic, but always enjoyable when I do! Lovely book and fabric.

    —Raedene on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange so not sure what letter that makes me. I know I enjoy quilty things with friends but I also really enjoy time alone in my sewing space working on my latest projects. I do find the idea of collaborating and melding different styles very appealing though.

    —DeDe Baker on February 9, 2017
  • I haven’t done any exchanges. What a great idea.

    —Joan on February 9, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, sounds like fun, would like to give it a try

    —Hilda Krebs on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange, but I’d love to try one. This book looks fantastic and I would love to win some fabric. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

    —Linda W on February 9, 2017
  • I’m a c. new to exchanges

    —apple blossom on February 9, 2017
  • It’s a "c" for me. I just started quilting and would love the beautiful fabric and book.

    —Charlene on February 9, 2017
  • my sewing sister and I would love to do this exchange

    kathy on February 9, 2017
  • I love to quilt with friends at retreats and on cruises but I also like to go to my sewing room and sew for hours alone. I purchased Kim and Jo’s new book today. I LOVE IT!

    —Carolyn S on February 9, 2017
  • I’m fairly new to exchanges. I did one about 20 years ago but haven’t done any since. The quilts look amazing!

    —Colleen on February 9, 2017
  • c, for me. I have never done an exchange, but it sounds like fun.
    Yes, I do need more "Simple Friendships!"

    —wilma searcy on February 9, 2017
  • I have not done exchanges, sounds like it would be fun. I sometimes get together with friends but more often I quilt alone finding bits of time where I can. It is such a stress buster! Love Jo and Kim, what a great idea for a book. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Carmen

    —Carmen Montmarquet on February 9, 2017
  • I’m very sporadic. Quilt with friends once a month with two different groups. Members of our Redwork group each made a specific block (that we picked from) and a member put it together and hung it at our quilt show. It was fun. However, it involves a deadline and that can get complicated. Love Jo Morton and Kim Diehl fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

    barb h on February 9, 2017
  • I sew and quilt with friends weekly, but have never done a block exchange. Does that make me a C?

    —Margaret on February 9, 2017
  • I have done exchanges with friends in my guild. Love the challenge

    —Claudia on February 9, 2017
  • I enjoy quilting with friends and exchanging tips and even trading fabrics but alone time is good too. This book looks so inviting!!

    —Gloria on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve only done a few exchanges but enjoyed them. Fun to see everyone’s fabric and blocks.

    —Gail Sciortino on February 9, 2017
  • I have never done an exchange but several friends and I meet multiple times a year and do handwork…embroidery, wool, cross stitch, or binding. We share ideas and food along with support and great conversation.

    —Gail T on February 9, 2017
  • Sporadic. Love friendship quilts!

    —Carol HP on February 9, 2017
  • I am sporadic. Love to quilt with friends and when they’re not around, too. Kim and Jo are my favorite quilters.

    —Randi on February 9, 2017
  • I am seasoned but always learn something new-especially when getting together with quilting friends!

    —Gayla on February 9, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I’m a fairly new quilter (last 5 years) and have never done a block exchange. I have some quilting buddies and we get together to sew or attend retreats; however, no one wants to do an exchange. IT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN!!

    —Faye Leslie on February 9, 2017
  • I’m an A, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Jo and Kim are my two favorite designers!

    —Mary on February 9, 2017
  • I’m definitely new to exchanges but could use some simple friendships! I have found quilters to be quick friends, learning, sharing and practicing new skills,

    —Carol Vandevanter on February 9, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends.

    I love to quilt love your fabrics have made many of your small quilt

    —Toni bartlett on February 9, 2017
  • I’ve never participated in a block exchange so c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Christine M on February 9, 2017
  • I am a "b". Love getting together with friends but like to sew alone also. Way excited to get the new book. Love both these ladies and their quilts!

    —Charlene on February 9, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I. I find that quilting brings us closer.

    —brenda lacourciere on February 10, 2017
  • My guild has one few block swaps and they are fun. The best thing is the vast variety you get in the finished quilt as the blocks are made from EVERYONE’s stash not just your own.

    —Christine L on February 10, 2017
  • I’m seasoned, I love sew alongs, quilt retreats, my quilt guilds challenges,…oh , I love it all!

    —susan on February 10, 2017
  • I have done a few block exchanges & these quilts bring back the best memories of the friends who made them. I can’t wait to get the newest book. I would love a chance to win the bundle of fabulous fabrics. Thanks

    —Debbie G on February 10, 2017
  • My answer is C) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I quilted in a group for a few years until I was unable to do so due to my long work hours for a few decades. Now I am interested in doing a group again because I have retired and have the time. The fabrics are lovely and thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lynn Flechsig on February 10, 2017
  • C–I am very new to quilting. This book loos amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Shelley Scarbro on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. Love ❤️ the beautiful scrappy quilts! Can’t wait to make one.

    —Gayle Peck on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a seasoned quilter. I’ve done block exchanges with my friends and guild members.

    —Joanne on February 10, 2017
  • I have been quilting for 10 plus years but have not done an exchange block quilt. I love the scrappy quilts and would love to see all the ideas in your new book.

    —Jean Greene on February 10, 2017
  • I’d love to do some exchanges with my quilting buddies! This book looks fantastic!!! Two of my favorite quilters, combining their talents in one book…who could ask for anything more? Well…for the book to be available for purchase, for one. 😉

    —Yvonne Hamilton on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. I have some dear friends I would like to exchange with. I am hoping this will lead to a solid group to do a sewing bee circle so we can share enthusiasm, comfort, joy, and support to each other.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Maria Hunter on February 10, 2017
  • I am seasoned. I love quilting with friends and have done exchange blocks with several groups. Can’t wait to get this new book.

    —Judy stone on February 10, 2017
  • C. I would LOVE to win this book for my Valentine birthday !

    —Lois Capper on February 10, 2017
  • I think I would fit in the b category. I was involved in a quilt group years ago with some good exchanges but not so much lately. I sure miss that group! Kim and Jo’s book looks so inspirational. I would love to stitch up several of these quilts with friends.

    Loris Mills on February 10, 2017
  • A. I’m seasoned. We do block exchanges in my quilting group every month.

    —Joanne P Lattrell on February 10, 2017
  • B – both experiences are so rewarding

    —Sherry Whitford on February 10, 2017
  • I have never done block exchanges….what a wonderful way to connect to new friends….cant wait to get started!

    —Tamara Eaker on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges but would love to find some new friendships to share this book with!

    —Janna Lee on February 10, 2017
  • C.These two ladies have made me love old fashioned style fabrics.

    —Vin M on February 10, 2017
  • I am a C, new to this kind of sewing with friends. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Gloria Cotten on February 10, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange but I would love to; I think I finally understand how it works. It would be a great way to share and meet new people.

    The quilts in this book are lovely; from 2 of my favorite designers.

    —Rose Zapel on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a seasoned quilter. I have done block exchanges with guild members. One friend and I quilt together alot, especially our Tuesday night get together. I couldn’t wait so I have already purchased the book – love the fabric and look forward to exchanging blocks with guild members and friends. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Jennifer A. Evans on February 10, 2017
  • It’s "C" for me. I’m not new to quilting, but I am new to exchanges. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Mary on February 10, 2017
  • Bring on the minis. Can’t wait for the book and fabrics

    kathy on February 10, 2017
  • Good morning… I do block exchanges with my fellow treadle sewing machine friends at TreadleOn.net We’re all at different stages of sewing experience so it’s not a surprise when some of the blocks show up a little ragged. The gem in all this is… even those blocks will become something exciting. Our group is huge taking in folks from all over the world, so you end up with fabrics and patterns that we’re not likely to see here.

    It’s so much fun.

    If you’ve not tried it… jump right in 🙂

    Kay
    Smyrna GA

    —Kay on February 10, 2017
  • c – new to exchanges as right now there are no quilt groups in my area.

    —Linda on February 10, 2017
  • Would love a "bundle and a book" I am seasoned, and sewing with friends is always fun! I have learned so much in my bee and joining local guilds.

    —Karen on February 10, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends! In fact, an invitation to join friends sparked my interest in quilting.

    —Judy on February 10, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —April J on February 10, 2017
  • B, what a beautiful Quilt book, would love to win x

    —Adele on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and would certainly find Kim and Jo’s book helpful plus the patterns are wonderful.

    —Sheila on February 10, 2017
  • a) I am a seasoned quilter and I do love sharing this passion with friends and new quilters. Great giveaway.

    —Shuna on February 10, 2017
  • (C) I am new to exchanges, but I think I need some "special friendship" in my life.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on February 10, 2017
  • I don’t have any friends who quilt, but I play the Block Lotto so that is my exchange group. It is a lot of fun to see what others make and put them all together. Kim and Jo are awesome – would love to win!

    —Kathleen T on February 10, 2017
  • I am {B}. Haven’t done an exchange in awhile as I have been burned a few times. I would send and not receive! 🙁

    —Maxine E. on February 10, 2017
  • Seasoned! Quilting for over 30 and this style is my favorite although I’ve been attempting a few more bright modern styles. Jo is one of my favorites I seem to always have one of her projects going.

    —Tamara Williams on February 10, 2017
  • Quilting has brought not only an outlet for creativity but many dear friends. This is a very special book by two of my favorite designers!

    —Daw Eckrich on February 10, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. So much is shared and learned from each other. Our group is, "Friday Freeloaders" and we are part of the wonderful ladies that belong to the Rainy Day Quilt Guild here in Ketchikan, Ak.

    —Dorian Stanley on February 10, 2017
  • I would be a C I think. I’m not new to quilting but new to exchanges and what better way to start! Jo Morton and Kim Diehl are two of my favorites! Love their fabrics and designs! Thanks for the chance to enter!

    —Debbie Helton on February 10, 2017
  • c.) I’m new to exchanges. I’m new to everything! I’ve only been quilting for about 2 years and I’m loving it.

    —Michelle Barker on February 10, 2017
  • C! I would love to make new quilting friends. I have put off joining the local quilt guild but maybe I will make an effort. Thank you.

    —Tina on February 10, 2017
  • C) I’m new to exchanges, but I need some simple friendships in my life.
    I’m pretty new to quilting also – three years. I love this book and both Kim and Jo!
    Thanks for the give-away!

    —Linda on February 10, 2017
  • I’m an "a". I love my friends and love fabric and quilting. Can’t wait to see this book and make a project

    —Carol on February 10, 2017
  • Choosing option A as love to quilt and share with friends.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on February 10, 2017
  • I participated in a quilt exchange years and years ago through an online listserv called Quiltnet. I have not done another. I think it will be fun to try again now that my piecing is more accurate.

    —Cheri Bergeron on February 10, 2017
  • c – I would love to have some simple friendships in my life, like your book!

    Twyla Johnson on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a "b". Love my quilting time with friends but quilt on my own time also. Love these ladies and their designs and color choices! They have both spoken at my guild…..a few years ago. Can’t wait to see their book. I would be so excited to win this give away!

    Connie on February 10, 2017
  • I love to sew and quilt with friends, but I live very far from my Quilt Group, so I only join them occasionally.

    —Sue Smith on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Sandy on February 10, 2017
  • I belong to a small group of quilting friends who meet every Monday night. We have had several block exchanges. We pick out a project we all agree on, choose our own fabrics then each person makes two blocks. It’s always fun to see what block each one comes up with. I love both Kim Diehl and Jo Mortons patterns and fabric lines, so I would be thrilled to win this book and fabric!

    —Dee Herrick on February 10, 2017
  • I’m C. This is a beautiful book, I love everything I see by Kim Diehl.

    —Susan Rice on February 10, 2017
  • Have not done a block exchange before, so C for me! Pictures of these quilts are amazing!

    —DONNA HANNAH on February 10, 2017
  • My friends and I have made the same quilt with our own fabrics and also used the same fabrics, but chosen our own pattern. What fun the reveal day is! I see a block exchange in the future with ‘Simple Friendship’ Thank you Kim, Jo and Martingale

    —Teresa on February 10, 2017
  • Love the idea of working together with others. I’m new to block exchanges, but this looks like something my group would enjoy doing, especially in the cold winter months we have in western Maryland. Love the Friendship Quilts designs.

    —Lynn on February 10, 2017
  • I am a "C" and just love the colors and patterns of these two talented quilters!

    —Terri McGreer on February 10, 2017
  • I’m C. Wonderful looking book. Both ladies great, inspirational quilters! Beautiful fabrics and fabrics!

    —Lynne on February 10, 2017
  • A – I’m seasoned, and quilting with friends is a joy of and in my life

    —Carina Z on February 10, 2017
  • C. I’ve always been a solo quilter, but a few "simple friendships" sounds better and better as time goes on. I am a fan of both designers–and now both together?–WOW!! So excited about this book!

    —Caryn Goulden on February 10, 2017
  • I am seasoned, I love to get together with friends to quilt. The time is always full of fun, laughter and fabric!
    -Dawn Ashton on February 10, 2017

    —Dawn Ashton on February 10, 2017
  • C) I have not done any block exchanges but would like to. I have done Block "raffles" where participants made the same block and then one person was drawn to receive all of them. That was fun.

    —Kathleen Weiser on February 10, 2017
  • I am seasoned, oh that’s my age! I have been quilting for many years but still struggle with perfect blacks.
    Bit I do it for the enjoyment. If you struggle it’s okay, if you enjoy it keep it up it quilt will be a little better.
    Don’t stop if you enjoy it. I have never done a block exchange. I really like the blueberry and the twilight.

    Lynn Elliott on February 10, 2017
  • I moved to a new state almost 3 years ago, so any block exchange is with myself. The work of these two women speak to my heart. There is something so warm and inviting about the designs and the fabrics.

    —Sharon Decker on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but am liking the idea. May have to do this with my quilt group. I have preordered the book on amazon, cant wait to get it.

    —Alice Franks on February 10, 2017
  • I would have to place myself in the "B" category. Only done a couple of exchanges, but need to do more.

    —Donna W on February 10, 2017
  • Though I’ve quilted most of my life, I’m new to exchanges. What a wonderful way to learn how to begin than with this book from my two favorite authors!

    —Kathleen H. on February 10, 2017
  • C. I’m new to exchanges.Chris

    Chris Cross on February 10, 2017
  • I Love Quilting with Friends. I especially Love Row Robins Too! Thanks For This Giveaway!

    —Sandy on February 10, 2017
  • I’ve been quilting for 36 years and love quilting with like minde ladies….groups are fun and inspiring !

    —Carol Rickard on February 10, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    This would be so very fun!

    Carol D on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but like the idea.

    —rachel on February 10, 2017
  • I love exchanging blocks with former coworkers of a quilt shop. As friends we are different and unique. As quilting friends the uniqueness has always blended beautifully together as we would bring our blocks to the exchange. It is amazing to see the end products. Quilting has brought us together and quilting has kept us together.

    Sharon Houchin on February 10, 2017
  • A Quilting with friends has brought great joy. Exchanging blocks has brought beautiful quilts. Those were good years. Some have moved away and yet occasionally we can gather together for a day to laugh, share and show off our newest projects. Loose Threads has been a blessing in my life just as quilting has been!

    Sharon Houchin on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!. I love both designer’s patterns and materials.
    block exchanges have always terrified me. I can’t bring myself to do "round robin" projects because I am scared I will ruin someone’s quilt project.
    Maybe if I had this book, it will give me the confidence to try a block exchange. There is always hope…

    Kandy Krieser on February 10, 2017
  • I enjoy my weekly quilting group but to really get anything done I love being home with Celtic Music on Pandora and I just sew away!

    —Nancy Eriksen on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a (c) person, having done only a couple of exchanges. But I’d like to do more. Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win!

    —Evie H on February 10, 2017
  • I am seasoned. I love quilting with friends!

    —Pam S on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! And it looks like it would be fun!! The book looks great too!!!

    —Michelle Eacret on February 10, 2017
  • C. But I love quilting with friends in my quilting circle

    —Nancy Magee on February 10, 2017
  • B) sporadic. I’ve done some block exchanges but it has been a long time ago.

    —Teri on February 10, 2017
  • I am a seasoned quilter, who belongs to several groups and 3 quilt guilds.
    Thanks for all you do.

    Elly Williams on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges (c) but it is so very enticing. The book is on my wish list!

    —Mary on February 10, 2017
  • I am a "c" person. I really enjoy quilting and like a new challenge.

    —Joan on February 10, 2017
  • Unfortunately I live in a small town and don’t really know of any other quilters here. Therefore, no sharing of projects. I do email pictures of my projects to friends who give their feedback. My sweet SIL quilts so we share often. My DD has quilted in the past and gives great input. They are just "too busy" to do much sewing these days. Perhaps one day I will make a friend who has this interest. I love Jo Morton’s fabrics, have been a fan for years and these patterns are perfect for them. Thanks for the chance to win!! Helen G

    —Helen G on February 10, 2017
  • Wow! What a book and the fabric to get it done … I’m an a) so will definitely be sharing. Thank you for the fun ahead!
    Giselle Prevost

    —Giselle Prevost on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges!

    —Jackie Isler on February 10, 2017
  • I’m seasoned, but lately have been sporadic in doing them.

    Moira McSpadden on February 10, 2017
  • C) I’m new to exchanges, but would love some "Simple Friendships" to help me get started!

    —Cindy Lyons on February 10, 2017
  • I can relate to group c. Love this book and fabric combo!

    —Sandy Geries on February 10, 2017
  • C — actually. I have never done an exchange, but I think it would be fun. The patterns in the book are great, and I love the fabric.

    —Nancy A on February 10, 2017
  • C! I have never been a part of an exchange but would sure like to start one. I think it would be fun and am thinking about doing this.

    —Teri L'Hirondelle on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Carol Garnaat on February 10, 2017
  • How about D – never involved in an exchange. What are they and where do I sign up!

    —Lynn Bohlmann on February 10, 2017
  • I am a #a seasoned and love quilting! My girlfriend turned me on to your email/blog love it!! Keep the ideas coming!!

    —Stacy on February 10, 2017
  • never done an exchange but doing it with Kim and Jo sounds liek a great way to start!

    —Katherine on February 10, 2017
  • I am a C, love to quilt by myself and sometimes with a few friends.

    —LINDA on February 10, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    I wish I had some friends who even owned a sewing machine!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

    —allison pogany on February 10, 2017
  • I’m #A. I have been sewing with friend and exchanging blocks for years. It still is exciting and fun. The best part is the wonderful memories that you have of the project and the people who participated.

    —Elizabeth Teerlink on February 10, 2017
  • I am a (c) person. New to exchanges but I would like to try some simple friendships. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Gwen H on February 10, 2017
  • Definitely C. So excited about this book, two of my favorite Martingale authors!

    —Kathy G on February 10, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange, but sounds like an interesting program to try.

    —Helen stillwell on February 10, 2017
  • My two favorite quilt designer’s, their book and stacks of their fabrics……I might think I’ve died and gone to heaven. For many years, we’ve done "passaround" quilts at work to share the quiltmaking process with our friends. This year we decided to take a break and finish all of our quilts. Maybe if I won, I could finish a quilt from "Simple Friendships". Got my fingers crossed!

    —Mary Smith on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but it sounds like s lot of fun! Would love to win these bundles and book! I love both of these designers!

    —Anne Thate on February 10, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. I quilt with friends on a regular basis and once in a while we do an exchange. I’m going to have to look for this book at my LQS, if I don’t win it.

    —Nicole on February 10, 2017
  • I am a "C". I have never done a block exchanged, but it sure sounds like a great way to make new quilting friends! I’d love to try it!

    —Deborah Fields on February 10, 2017
  • I am an A, have participated in numerous exchanges both locally and via internet groups. All have been fabulous! So nice to look at the quilts and remember some wonderful friends.

    —Cindy on February 10, 2017
  • I’ve never done an exchange – but would definitely like to be part of a group that shares my love of quilting! Can’t wait to see the new fabric lines.

    —Patricia Ludwiczak on February 10, 2017
  • I have always enjoyed Quilting with friends…they are my inspiration! Speaking of inspiration, both Jo and Kim are the best! I’ve been waiting for the release of their collaborative book. Yay! It’s here.

    —Janet on February 10, 2017
  • B. I am sporadic. Love to quilt with friends once a week, but get so inspired that makes me want to quilt on my own, too.

    —Louise Mease on February 10, 2017
  • Kim and Jo have outdone themselves! Love the book…thanks! I am relatively new to block exchanges. I’ve only done 2 exchanges in the past 20 years. Time to do another! The new fabric is beautiful too!

    —Pam C on February 10, 2017
  • My sister, Alice, and I love both these designers. We have all of Kim’s books and all of Jo’s we can find since some are out of print. These ladies are two of our favorite quilt designers. Alice and I are twins. We live and sew together all the time. We belong to two small quilting groups, but we’ve never done a block exchange. We do make quilts together–making sure we get our quarter inches the same as we sew on different machines. We’ve always enjoyed the quilts and displays–old spools, quilting templates as well as the collections in the quilt photographs. These decorating elements are "right down our alley." P.S. We just finished a quilt by Jo–Small Steps from American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. We are Kentucky quilters!

    —Alice & Betty on February 10, 2017
  • Hmmm…….I’m a little of all three choices. Used to be an A before I moved
    for retirement. Now it seems I’m more of a B….and a tad of C (took a break
    from everything due to cancer diagnosis) and its a ‘good thing’ to be coming back!

    I’m a HUGE FAN of both Kim & Jo; LOVE their fabrics and quilts; was blessed & lucky to be able to take a class with
    Kim! Looking forward to getting my hands on ‘their ‘ new book!
    Many thanks for this GREAT COMBO of talent–was meant to be!

    —Kathy B on February 10, 2017
  • B) describes me. Have enjoyed some past block exchanges, but receiving different sizes of blocks makes sewing a quilt top together much more challenging!

    —JLouise on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a (c), have not done an exchange. Would love to win!

    —carol on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. I want to give it a chance with my quilting friends.

    —Anna on February 10, 2017
  • I have never done a friendship quilt and a block exchange sounds fun. I love this book.

    —Dorothy on February 10, 2017
  • I guess I would be in the "sporadic’ group- I’ve done quite a few exchanges with friends in my guild and my mini-group but also like to do my own thing. I must admit it’s a little more predictable when I do the whole quilt by myself.

    —Wendy on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! I haven’t done this yet. Meeting the right group of people who are at or near your skill level is a challenge for me. I love this book and the fabrics are terrific! What a great win it would be!

    —Kathie on February 10, 2017
  • I love to quilt with friends because I learn so much from them and just plain enjoy sharing time with them. I also like to quilt by myself as that is when my creative juices flow most freely. It’s my quiet time.

    —Barbara B. on February 10, 2017
  • I have participated in block exchanges and have also been the lucky winner of several of my guild’s block of the month as well as newsletter blocks.

    —Cassy LaVigne on February 10, 2017
  • I am looking forward to starting an exchange (it would be my first) using one of the quilts in "Simple Friendships". Long time fan of both Kim and Jo.

    —Anne St.Amand on February 10, 2017
  • I love exchanges. Where I live now I haven’t had any, but I used to belong to two different exchange groups. Hmm, maybe it’s time to start a new one. I am going to HAVE to get this book if I am not lucky enough to win it, I love both Jo’s and Kim’s styles.

    —Glenna D. on February 10, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —Lillian K on February 10, 2017
  • Never done a finished quilt block exchange, but we did exchange patches in our quilt guild. Very fast way to build up lots of different fabrics. This looks like a great book and really yummy fabric.

    —Nancy McFall on February 10, 2017
  • I’ve never been involved in a friendship exchange like this, but it sounds enjoyable. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Carol Koehn on February 10, 2017
  • I’ve won blocks from our Guild block of the month, but never participated in an exchange where I could specify my color preferences. That sounds like fun (and more likely to be finished)!

    —Cathleen Colson on February 10, 2017
  • C. I’m new to QUILTING, so I have no experience with exchanges or groups. This book (and those fabulous fabrics!) would be a great entry to this new world! Thanks so much for this generous giveaway.

    —bookboxer on February 10, 2017
  • I’m an "a". I love doing exchanges with my friends! It expands my vision.

    —Karen on February 10, 2017
  • I am more of a me, myself and I quilter but lately I’ve had an interest in group settings like the Kim Diehl Club and Jo Morton Club at my local quilt shop. But I think a block exchange club would be loads of fun.

    —Linda M on February 10, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange but sounds exciting. I would really love the book.

    —Diane on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. So new, that I have not had any. I am new to quilting so I would have to get some simple friendships in my life. I am trying to locate other quilters in my area. I will be checking with senior groups and the local library. Thanks for the giveaway. Beautiful pictures.

    —Virginia Bronner on February 10, 2017
  • I’m "C", would love to try an exchange. Thanks for the chance to win!! This book and fabrics would be a real treasure!!

    —Rose Sabey on February 10, 2017
  • I am not a newbie to exchanges but have not participated in quite some time. I was in a quilt group before Hurricane Katrina destroyed friends homes and displaced permanently members of our group! How I miss those days! I dearly love Kim Diehl and her books and reproduction fabrics!

    —Carolyn Block on February 10, 2017
  • C}Love the book and fabrics, you two ladies work well together and together double greatness. I would love to win this prize.

    —Helen on February 10, 2017
  • I’m also new to exchanges, but I just love Kim’s work and her books. I’ve followed Jo for quite a while and love her books.

    —Becky in Texas on February 10, 2017
  • B) im sporadic!! Ain’t that the truth. Since i started nursing school full time, my quilting life has gone down hill and needs a pick me up!

    —Sheila on February 10, 2017
  • c. I’m new to exchanges…and I only have one other friend that quilts so she would be my chance to set up an exchange. Maybe I need to join a guild! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Linda Cejnar on February 10, 2017
  • i am new to exchanges………i quilt with a friend but we quilt very differently…..maybe i need more quilting friends!

    —suzanne on February 10, 2017
  • A. Love quilting and my friends quilt on Saturdays once a month

    —Beryl Rutherford on February 10, 2017
  • C). But an exchange sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

    —Pearl on February 10, 2017
  • C would fit me best right now as I don’t have a group to quilt and stitch with.

    —Joye on February 10, 2017
  • I’M a b. Did 2 exchanges a few years ago. Love this book.

    —Dee on February 10, 2017
  • I’ve done a few exchanges, and even exchanged a small quilt as a part of my quilting group, and I appreciate how important a hostess is!! I’d love to do more of these, and would love to find out more in this book!

    —Cathryn Kasper on February 10, 2017
  • I am C I’ve never taken part in a block exchange, would be fun to do !!

    —Maureen Delahunt on February 10, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but it sounds like great fun!

    —Bridget on February 10, 2017
  • Have exchanged blocks about four times. Have three beautiful quilts, the forth – I just can’t find a way to make the blocks look good together.

    —Judy B on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. I would like to try one if the block is easily done.

    —Debora on February 10, 2017
  • Yippee! My two favorite designers come together. I’m new to exchanges but this is a wonderful motivation.

    Narelle Thompson on February 10, 2017
  • C. I have quilted with my sister, so fun!
    We shared from our stash and used the same pattern, they’re different, but similar.
    Block exchange sounds fun!
    ,

    —Kim on February 10, 2017
  • C. I have never done a friendship quilt, but I could think of several friends to do it with!

    —Ruth Ann on February 10, 2017
  • More c but some b. Love to quilt with others but generally each has her own project. But the conversation is the best. Thanks.

    —Mom C on February 10, 2017
  • A 7 C I quilt with several of my bqf’s (best quilting friends) three or four times a week. Amazingly, the bqf’s have become my true best friends. I would be truly lost without them.

    —Katherine Heckroth on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a b—sporadic – love to quilt with friends and by myself!

    —Chris on February 10, 2017
  • Definitely (C,)I’ve always quilted solo as distance can be a problem. Wonderful giveaway, thank you.

    —Janet G on February 10, 2017
  • I love to quilt with friends. My quilt club that meets once a month to just see is great! Wish I had time (and money)for more retreats.

    —Susan Goodwin on February 10, 2017
  • I’m sporadic! It’s great to spend time with people enjoy quilting. It’s also my escape from the world!

    —Janie Benfield on February 10, 2017
  • I love to quilt with friends but we have never traded blocks to do a friendship quilt. I tried to teach a scrap quilt to a few but it was such a challenge to get them out of their comfort zones with other fabrics! We all havee very different styles but have a great time.

    —Char on February 10, 2017
  • B. I’ve participated in quilt block exchanges in the past, but most are still UFOs. Thanks for the opportunity…the fabric is yummy and the book looks so inspiring!

    —Celine K. on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a C! I love both of these designers and would love to win this giveaway. I had to give up my studio to my granddaughter for her bedroom so I feel totally misplaced right now. I think a new book and fabric are just what I need to jumpstart my quilting!

    —Renee Welton on February 10, 2017
  • C is definitely me. I love quilting but haven’t been a part of an exchange, nor a group yet.

    —Skye B on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, so C. Might be fun to try.

    —Becky V on February 10, 2017
  • Type C. I’ve not been part of a block exchange to date but love to quilt and this book and fabric look wonderful!

    —Pauline on February 10, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends.
    Sadly, though, I haven’t found any lately I’ve wanted to do. However, I have plenty to join into quilts already! I do participate in block lotto and won a set of January blocks, though! Thanks so much for a chance to win the book which has kept tempting me since I got my Amazon note that it was out and some beautiful fabric to make the wonderful quilts inside.

    Susan on February 10, 2017
  • I’ve never participated in an exchange! The book & fabric would be a great way to share with quilting friends.

    —Robyn on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchange but it sounds fun!

    —Karen on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a "newbie" to quilting and I have yet to participate in an exchange; however, I have taken up some unfinished quilt tops from other members and completed their quilts for charity. It’s fun to be part of a quilting community!

    —Carmen Rowan on February 10, 2017
  • LOVE TO WIN!! New to block exchanges, would be different and a new experience to meet new friends. Love your books!!

    —Heather Beckett on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a C for sure. Just don’t feel that my quilting skills are up to exchanges quite yet.

    —Deb on February 10, 2017
  • C) but I would love to jump in and give it a try. Love the book and the fabrics.

    —Judy Balek on February 10, 2017
  • b)I haven’t participated in a block exchange in a long time. Definitely need to come up with one for my friends soon. I love to spend time sewing with them.

    —Shellie on February 10, 2017
  • C. Sew with sisters and friends on "Sister Saturdays". Great fun.

    —Karen on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a c but with lovely sweet friendship I hope to grow. Thanks

    —Sherri L. on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a ‘sort of’ "B" — I’d like to participate in exchanges – as long as I trusted the other’s style and color sense. Sometimes, blocks from exchanges are just plain…..yuck. I know – it’s the ‘thought’ that counts….but my unfortunately sharp eye for color and design often takes one look and….ugh. Wish I was different – quilting would probably be a lot more fun! ;D

    —Linda Gale on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Ann on February 10, 2017
  • I would have to say B. We have group called cut ups that meets at our local quilt store the second and forth fridays of each month. We sew, socialize and get to see all the new projects everyone is working on. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Lynda M on February 10, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!
    … and more fabric! One can never have enough fabric!!

    —Deborah Graham on February 10, 2017
  • I did some exchanges in my first years of quilting but haven’t done any in years. Time to try one again.

    —Barbara Daniel on February 10, 2017
  • I am between a and b: I used to belong to a club who used block exchange format to make each member a quilt, but now I mostly quilt by myself. Still love show and tell!

    —Linda Towers on February 10, 2017
  • C – I’ve never done a block exchange…it’s on my bucket list.

    Joy P on February 10, 2017
  • I’m C. new to this all, but could be very fun!

    —Amy on February 10, 2017
  • The Simple answer is that "I love quilting with my friends!" We help and teach each other. We laugh and cry together. And we stimulate each other’s creativity. What could be better than that?!! In my crazy quilt of life, I’m glad I have a great block of friends!

    —Lynda Sponenburgh on February 10, 2017
  • I have never done a block exchange, so: c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life! It would be interesting to try it out.

    —Becky Schultz on February 10, 2017
  • Hi, I only do one block exchange a year and it is with my favorite quilt shop. I’m not one to join in many group things but love to do this each year.

    —shirley marvin on February 10, 2017
  • I am a B, I love to sew with a large group of my friends, with a friend or two at my home or in my room by myself, I just love to sew. I have a quilt at the quilters from a group exchange that came out beautiful. The best part of the exchange is having lots of different fabrics in the blocks from special friends that you wouldn’t normally go out a purchase yourself. I am a big fan of both of these talented ladies and have been eyeing this book. Thanks for a chance at a wonderful book and some yummy fabric.

    —Bobbie Prairie on February 10, 2017
  • I’m a c. Love the book & the fabrics!

    —Judy Forkner on February 10, 2017
  • I am a c. I do a lot of quilting with friends but we generally work on our own projects. So excited for this book, love Kim and Jo!

    —Jenice on February 11, 2017
  • I am a c ! I generally enjoy the process of exploring a quilt in a way it’s like having a child and watching it grow each one is totally different completely individual experiences .i am a huge fan of both Kim and jo and work my way through their books doing my own take on the wonderful patterns mostly by hand and often feel that they are part of my little group .may I just add that I was recently fortunate to get a few new martingale books brilliant !

    —Angela kelly on February 11, 2017
  • I am definitely seasoned and have quilted with friends for over 30 years. Would not have it any other way – LOL!

    —Patricia Hammond on February 11, 2017
  • I’m b, most of my quilting pals live 100+ miles away (I moved). We do get together for retreats twice a year, but I miss the block exchanges from my old guild. 😔 The book and fabrics looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Deb F on February 11, 2017
  • I am relatively new to block exchanges. Years ago on a blog I did one with a Christmas theme. The blocks were wonky houses and stars. I backed it with a warm fleece. I pull it out each winter and it’s one of my favorites.

    —Lisa Timmer on February 11, 2017
  • Lovely.

    —Janie Steele on February 11, 2017
  • Looks awesome! I’m a c. Moved, all my friends are online or at work and none sew.

    —Emily C on February 11, 2017
  • B I’ve made lots of Kim quilts and lots of Jo quilts. I look forward to this new inspiration!

    —JoAnn Depeaux on February 11, 2017
  • When it comes to quilt-block exchanges, I would have to say I’m sporadic. Time is limited so at the present time I have to pick and choose what I get involved in. I am looking for the day when I can say the big "R" word… "Retirement", and then I can do more. I did a HST exchange and made a beautiful ocean waves quilt. I participated in a little 9-Patch exchange and made a lovely queen size bed quilt. Exchanges are so fun. You make new friends and have fun sharing the beautiful quilty stuff you make with them. To me that is what quilting is all about, having fun, sharing, and friendships.

    Carol Moellers on February 11, 2017
  • A…i am well seasoned. Am actually with 6 other ladies doing a Miniatures retreat. And 3 of them were responsible for introducing me to Jo Morton’s Little Women year long quilt class. They and Jo are responsible for my new love of reproductions.

    —Karri Howe on February 11, 2017
  • Mostly C. Always looking for something a little different in quilting

    —Maxine on February 11, 2017
  • C) I am new to exchanges. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    —Judy S. on February 11, 2017
  • I am a self-taught quilter of a few years and have never been part of a block exchange.(c). These quilts are beautiful. I am now ready to try some more challenging quilts.

    —Susan Powell on February 11, 2017
  • I am a fan of both Kim Diehl and Jo Morton. I am #a A seasoned quilter who loves to quilt with friends. Can’t wait to see the book.

    —robin machi on February 11, 2017
  • I am more of a b. Kim and Jo are my favorite designers. I would love their new book.

    —Patricia Shelley on February 11, 2017
  • I’ve never been in a block exchange before but would like to get one started. The quilts in this book look beautiful and the fabric……. OMG’!!!!! Please pick me!

    —Cathy Wilson on February 11, 2017
  • I enjoy quilting with friends.

    —Debra on February 11, 2017
  • b. I enjoy my monthly "bee" workshops and occasional retreats and the friends who are there but I also like to work alone at home where I tend to get more done because it’s peaceful and quiet.

    —Ruth Spencer on February 11, 2017
  • Enjoy block exchanges but only exchange with those I know who do quality piecing. Have received too many blocks in the past that aren’t finished at the correct size, not quality fabric, poor workmanship, etc. But I do love quilting with friends.

    —Suzanne Hillestad on February 11, 2017
  • I love to quilt with friends. I’ve done one exchange in Jo’s Club already this year! Love seeing others quilts and ideas.

    —Sandra Close on February 11, 2017
  • I’ve only done one quilt block exchange, and am ashamed to admit that the blocks are still only blocks :-<

    Barbara Johnson on February 11, 2017
  • Seasoned quilter Kim and Jo are a dynamic duo.

    —Valerie on February 11, 2017
  • I love the sound of this book – cant wait to get my hands on it!! I probably fall into the b) category – have done several block exchanges (and Round Robins, do they count) in the past but nothing for a couple of years… Thanks for the chance to win!

    Raewyn on February 11, 2017
  • I am new to the block exchange. My little quilt group exchanges fabric. Thanks for the wonderful chance of winning this great quilt book and the beautiful fabric

    —Renea Yarolim on February 11, 2017
  • I’ve never been in a block exchange and it would challenge me to do something out of my comfort zone. I think we all get stuck in our zones and this may be my chance to try something different.

    —Kathy Davis on February 11, 2017
  • c I’m new to exchanges and very open to new experiences.

    —Judy Allen on February 11, 2017
  • a) I’m seasoned—I love quilting with friends. Love the quilts and fabrics in the this new book.

    Elaina Johnson on February 11, 2017
  • I would say b. as I like to quilt by myself with no distractions but I enjoy getting away sometimes with my few quilting friends for a weekend to quilt and have a good time.

    —Karyn MacKell on February 11, 2017
  • B – just love to quilt both ways.

    —Caroline Miller on February 11, 2017
  • My response is c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

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    —Darrell on February 11, 2017
  • I am a c…and would enjoy anything involving this Classic Duo.

    —Tammy on February 11, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Barbara C on February 11, 2017
  • C is mine.

    —Karen H. on February 11, 2017
  • c-but most of my friends have babies and no hobbies right now!

    —Karrie Smith on February 11, 2017
  • Gorgeous quilts and fabric! I’m a C and would love to have more quilty friends.

    —Becky on February 11, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    Lorraine Mabbett on February 11, 2017
  • B. I leave on Monday for a quilt retreat – sewing with 32 friends on the shores of Lake Huron, MI. I love the quilts in the book and the fabrics are just beautiful. So much inspiration!!!

    —Linda Klungle on February 11, 2017
  • Oh my! I’m well seasoned! I’ve quilted with Katie and Winnie for forty (yes, that’s right….40) years! Our husbands always knew Wednesday night was "Quilting Night" for the three of us…they took care of the kids, did up the supper dishes, and made sure there was gas in the car so we could get together to quilt! Now, in retirement, we find ourselves in the same village in AZ. during the winter months, and we are still getting together to quilt! We still do common , group projects, share our fabrics, and make blocks for each other. What a wonderful blessed life we have had through our quilting! I love both Kim and Jo’s work…and would be absolutely thrilled to win the book and fabric! What a great give-away!

    —Sharon Linders on February 11, 2017
  • I’m an exchange newbie, sounds like fun.

    —Karen Felton on February 11, 2017
  • I enjoy doing block sharing but find it difficult to get everyone in our group to get theirs done. Looks like another great book!!

    —Pam on February 11, 2017
  • I’ve never done a block exchange, but my quilting friends and I are all adept quilters, so I think some more advanced designs for blocks would be great! May something paper-pieced or appliqued…..

    —Gayle Mercer on February 11, 2017
  • B. I do quilt with friends sometimes and have participated in several online bees. But mostly I create on my own in my "studio."

    —Pat V. on February 11, 2017
  • I would say B. I sew nearly every day and most of that is by myself. But several times a month I gather with quilty friends.

    —Renie M on February 12, 2017
  • I quilt with friends in a group but our quilts are donated to kids in need. An exchange sounds like fun.

    —Marsha on February 12, 2017
  • I’m (c) new. This is an awesome giveaway that will make a couple people so happy! Good luck everyone!!

    —Angela Short on February 12, 2017
  • a). I’m seasoned…and love it! Your new book looks like a keeper!!☺️👏🏻

    —Tammy Penley on February 12, 2017
  • I’m a "c", but this book could turn me into an "a"! Thanks for your giveaway!

    —gayle mccue on February 12, 2017
  • I’m a "C". I’m new to exchanges, but totally open to the idea. The projects shown are gorgeous and the fabrics are fabulous! Would love to create from this treasure trove! Thank you for the opportunity!

    —Debbie Gill on February 12, 2017
  • I have participated in lots & lots of both block exchanges and round & row robins both with internet groups & in person quilt guilds. You have to be fairly opened minded & accept the fact that you won’t always get the best quality blocks or blocks made using the colors you had pictured in your head. That being said, it can be very rewarding & lots of fun to participate in these exchanges. I agree 100% that there needs to be a hostess. Also, the hostess needs to make sure she has e-mail addresses, snail mail addresses & telephone numbers from each participate especially if it is an internet group so that she can contact someone in the event they didn’t follow through on their commitment.

    —Janet Espeleta on February 12, 2017
  • I am a a) but yet sometimes i like to quilt by myself for a special time of quiet- finishing a project or creating a new one to share with others-I love to repair old quilts for others–most important I truly am inspired by jJo Morton and Kim Diehl thanks for the opportunity Irene

    —irene indelicato on February 12, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges and quilting. I would love this book and fabric to get started!

    —Monica on February 12, 2017
  • I’m definitely b. I enjoy getting together with friends, but also need some quiet time – just some fabric, one of my vintage machines, and me. The book and fabric are both wonderful!

    —Michelle on February 12, 2017
  • I’m fairly new to quilting, but I’ve participated in several block exchanges with my bee. Unfortunately, I haven’t DONE anything with all those lovely blocks yet!

    —Barbara K on February 12, 2017
  • C) I’m new but I find it great idea!

    —Camillo on February 12, 2017
  • C) I’m completely new but completely crazy about it 🙂

    —Joanna on February 12, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but would love this book and those lovely fabrics to begin on some blocks. I miss my best quilting buddy, she passed away in Oct. of this year from ovarian cancer and quilting just isn’t the same without her to share with.

    —Nancy on February 12, 2017
  • I’m sporadic – I used to do online swaps; now I do them sometimes when my guild organizes them, but other times it’s just me.

    —Pam on February 12, 2017
  • I’m sporadic. Love quilting with friends but also treasure my alone time.

    —Sally lLeep on February 12, 2017
  • I wish I could be more involved in quilt groups and exchanges. I ABSOLURELY LOVE these quilts in this book and the fabrics.

    —Lynne on February 12, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends. We exchange ideas, encourage, instruct and best of all…laugh and share life. Can’t get better than that. (also like alone time creating)

    —Karen B. on February 12, 2017
  • I have done two round robbins – one successful because rules of the group were followed and the second one turned out to be such varied blocks that I still haven’t put it together. Usually I prefer to work alone.

    —Marilyn Koestler on February 12, 2017
  • Totally a ‘c’ – never did any exchanges before but always wanted to! 🙂

    —MOIRA SHIPPEE on February 12, 2017
  • I love quilting with friends but enjoy working on my own project. We help each other with advice and choices. Maybe it’s like parallel play with conversation.

    —Sheilah on February 12, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges – but very willing to try!

    —Marian Allen on February 13, 2017
  • I love block exchanges! Since my first 9-patch exchange in the early 90’s I have done oodles and oodles. The last was a paper pieced star block. Thank you for the opportunity to win some beautiful fabric and especially your book. I would love to start with the first and make every one!

    —Jackie Hazen on February 13, 2017
  • I am a sporadic exchange quilter. I have done many exchanges within my quilt groups and enjoy them to a certain extent but I seem to like doing my own quilts best. I have this book and absolutely love it. I can’t wait to start making the quilts. It would be wonderful to have the fabrics to start making them right away.

    —Kathleen King on February 13, 2017
  • I have participated in several exchanges and accumulated blocks but have not done anything with them as they vary in size and colors. I look forward to this book to help me do something with them.

    —Regina Harris on February 13, 2017
  • When it comes to quilt-block exchanges:

    b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —Linda Cartwright on February 13, 2017
  • I am a C. Would love to win this!!!

    —Lin H on February 13, 2017
  • I’d say new to quilting with friends, mainly on my own. Just joined my local quilt quild so probably more friend time soon.

    —Sue on February 13, 2017
  • I’ve done a few and always been thrilled with end product!! Each time we exchange it is like getting a wonderful present from a friend! Love the book – love the fabrics!

    —Diane L on February 13, 2017
  • I am a "c". I really enjoy just looking at these patterns and fabrics and the way they are put together.

    —Beverly Landis on February 13, 2017
  • I’m an a) — love to sew with friends. Even if all use same colours, same pattern, it is so exciting to see how we each interpret a design.

    —Louisa Robertson on February 13, 2017
  • C. I’ve been quilting since 1976 but have never been in an exchange except in my guild. The most exciting thing is that Kim and Jo are two of my most favorite designers. Now I have to quit drooling on my iPad!

    —Judy Purcell on February 13, 2017
  • I’m a "c" – I’ve heard (and see the results) of several block exchanges and have been so impressed by the results. I can’t wait to see all of the ideas Kim and Jo have come up with together.

    —Teri Ault on February 13, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges, but have been wanting to participate for a very long time. I am so excited by the patterns in this new book and love, love the fabrics! Thank you for offering this give away! I am so glad Jo and Kim got together to write a book.

    —Kathy Swanson on February 13, 2017
  • I am a "C" – have never done an exchange – Looks like FUN!! And I love these designers; their new book looks like my style!!

    —Mary on February 13, 2017
  • At the moment I`m in the `b` sporadic part as my quilting friends are dealing with stages in their lives that we can not get together.:( Normally I`m `a` seasoned but so pleased to be on line to join in the fun :). Happy Stitching

    Clare Campbell on February 13, 2017
  • I guess I’m a C…but I have lots of Jo’s material and all her books and I have Kim’s too…..I have made several of their little quilts…I love have some the little quilts around all the time…thanks Bobbie Rumler of Corona de Tucson Az…

    —bobbie rumler on February 13, 2017
  • I’d say I’m a C
    I love both Kim’s and Jo’s books and fabrics so much. They are my favorite designers.
    Any book by both Kim Diehl + Jo Morton = quilter’s heaven

    —Michelle Dement on February 13, 2017
  • I’m new to block exchanges but I’d love to get one started in my
    guild.

    —Paula S on February 13, 2017
  • C). I haven’t had the opportunity but would love to try the experience. I have been waiting for what seems like forever for this book to come out,,, no question, these are my two favorite designers. Thanks for the chance to win it. I sure hope I do!
    Julie

    —Julie on February 13, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but I think it would be super FUN! Maybe in the future I will have an opportunity to participate. Fabrics and books are beautiful!

    —Donna H. on February 13, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges but look like they would be great fun. I always enjoy seeing what other quilters are working on!

    —Wanda Parker on February 13, 2017
  • I am new to exchanges. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    —Joyce Carter on February 13, 2017
  • I’m new to block exchanges, but am excited about the idea.

    —Nancy Johnson on February 13, 2017
  • If I had to choose, I’d probably be a "b". I love quilting with friends, and get so much inspiration from them. But I also enjoy setting aside a special time just for me to enjoy the quilting process. I like to reflect on times spent with my Gramma & Mom who were both special women in my life. They were both wonderful seamstresses who passes on their love of fabric and sewing.

    —Dianne Ducello on February 13, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and me, myself, and I.

    —crystal moyer on February 13, 2017
  • I’m definitely seasoned. I love block exchanges and have belonged to many groups over the years. Some of my most cherished quilts have all swapped blocks!

    —Tee on February 14, 2017
  • I am C, but I think it would be wonderful to be able to make new friends while doing something you love. But I must say, I don’t know if the Netherlands (where I live) has that many quilting bees. Maybe that is something I should look into. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize. I love Kim Diehl with all her appliques and I love Jo Morton’s little quilts!

    —Jacqueline de Vos on February 14, 2017
  • C. New to exchanges. I love sewing with my sisters and we always sew projects together. Now we need to try this!

    —Renae on February 14, 2017
  • I am a c, never took part in an exchange but might like to

    karen on February 14, 2017
  • C, but I’m ready to try it!

    —Rhonda Hildebrand on February 14, 2017
  • c) I’m new to exchanges, but I think I need some “simple friendships” in my life!

    —Carmen N on February 14, 2017
  • b) I’m sporadic: I split my quilting time between my friends and myself

    Sally A. on February 14, 2017
  • B I belong to a guild and we do occasional exchanges

    —Angela Brady on February 14, 2017
  • I’ve been involved in lots of block exchanges. Some were very successful, some not so much. It helps to keep an open mind to everyone’s taste and skill level.

    —LisaS on February 14, 2017
  • beautiful quilts. I’m drooling over them (and the fabric)

    —tracee on February 14, 2017
  • C) I have never participated in an "exchange", but my group makes quilts together all the time. We struggle through the "nobody’s quarter inch is the same" problems and have a great time doing it! An exchange would be fun for us all to try.

    —JanG on February 14, 2017
  • C) I have not taken part in a block exchange. I have JUST joined a new group of friends and this is on our agenda! I hope we make some quilts that are as beautiful as yours!

    —Lynne J H on February 14, 2017
  • I would have to be a bit of "a"and "b"….have just finished a friendship quilt block exchange…..lots of fun. Two wonderful designers highlighted here today. Thanks

    —Sue G on February 15, 2017
  • I have never participated in an exchange but will ask my group if they would like to. I have enjoyed Kim Diehl ‘s fabric and books so much! In fact, I saw the What Nots at another shop while traveling and loved the fabric but none of our local shops stocked it or had heard of it. With great apprehension I pestered one shop until an entire line was ordered! I have never done that before because of fear of having to purchase it all by myself. But others loved it also and the shop owner reports that Kim Diehl lines have become her best selling line.

    —Sylvia on February 15, 2017
  • I’m new to exchanges. I have never participated before, but want to.

    —Shari K. on February 15, 2017
  • I’m new to them but they sound exciting and a great way to build a new stash of fabric.

    —Lea Jensen on February 15, 2017

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