It’s a splendid day: The Splendid Sampler book is here (+ BIG giveaway!)

We’ve been waiting to share this book with you since it was just a gleam in Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson’s eyes—and it has been a looong wait! But finally . . . The Splendid Sampler has arrived!

The Splendid Sampler book

Pat and Jane started The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along in February 2016 to bring the whole world together to quilt. More than 25,000+ quilters from all walks of life joined the sew-along, and more are still joining today (you can join too!). One hundred quilt blocks, 80+ designers, and a year of sewing fun—and we’re overjoyed to be the publisher of the beautiful companion book!

Whirling in Circles block by Debbie RobertsAll 100 block patterns from the sew-along are included (with close-up photos of each design; see right), along with ideas for setting your blocks. Make a few blocks or make them all! The Facebook group and the Splendid Sampler website are still going strong, so get the book, share your progress, and experience the joys of quilting with a very special community of quilters.

We asked members of the Splendid Sampler Sew-Along Facebook Group what they’d most like to ask Pat and Jane about their splendid journey; Pat and Jane share their answers below. You can learn even more about Pat and Jane’s experience in Pat’s weekly podcast for American Patchwork & Quilting—the splendid chat starts at 29:38!


Stitch This!: How did you come up with the idea for The Splendid Sampler? And did you have any idea how successful it was going to become?

Pat: I had an idea for creating a project with a lot of designers, and I knew it would be more fun to run it with a partner. Jane is experienced at managing large projects, so I asked if she wanted to do the project with me, and she did!

Jane Davidson and Pat Sloan
Jane Davidson and Pat Sloan

From there we sent lots of emails. When we met at Spring Quilt Market in 2015, we had a wonderful time working through the idea over coffee. It was Jane’s idea to make 6″ blocks and to design 100 of them. You can listen to our podcast chat for more details.

ST!: What were the easiest and most challenging parts of creating and managing the Splendid Sampler group, and of creating The Splendid Sampler book?

Pat and Jane: The easiest part was asking the designers to work with us. We both know a lot of people, so we made up a list of designers to contact. A wonderful array of “Yes!” emails came back.

Splendid Sampler designers
Some of the Splendid Sampler designers at Quilt Market, 2016

The most challenging part was getting everything ready so that the book could come out soon after the sew-along ended. We had to hustle to write patterns and make quilts, most of which were done before the sew-along even started. There was so much going on behind the scenes before we even revealed the first block!

ST!: Do you have any favorite blocks? And did you, as seasoned quilters, learn something new?

Pat: Oh, not a fair question! Our designer friends really knocked it out of the park for us. The book includes embroidery, English paper piecing, paper piecing, patchwork, and appliqué. The creativity is amazing! So to pick one is hard. But I think I’ll pick Jane’s pencils. I love how creative the block is, and how it’s a tool many of us started our quiltmaking with, drawing or sketching designs.

Jane Davidson's Pencils quilt block

Jane: Please forgive me, Pat! While I love all your blocks, my favorite was Anne Sutton’s block, Sunday Best. What can I say—I love bunnies and the challenge of needle-turn appliqué. I find appliqué very relaxing.

Anne Sutton's Sunday Best quilt block


ST!: Did you require the designers to follow guidelines, or did you just let them bring their own ideas to the table?

Pat and Jane: We gave the designers only two rules: use a technique that you’re known for, and let sewing and creativity inspire the theme of your block. This allowed the designers to explore sewing, quilting, and creativity in their own ways.

Quilt blocks from The Splendid Sampler
A closer look at some of the patchwork blocks from
The Splendid Sampler

ST!: What was the easiest and the hardest part about working together?

Pat: Jane and I have talked about this. The easiest is that our skill sets turned out to be super compatible. You don’t know how things will go until you work with someone, but we trust and respect each other. We’re also both good at delegating and working on teams. So our team of two rocked this project! We had our own tasks and then cross-checked and helped each other out with other tasks.

100-Block Splendid Sampler quilt

The biggest challenge we faced was the time-zone difference. Jane, in Australia, wakes up at about 3:30 in the afternoon my time. My evening is her daytime. Often we couldn’t chat much in a day. We wished that we lived near enough to each other to have gotten together in person to experience things, at least a little bit.

ST!: Once the book is out, do you still have plans to continue the Splendid Sampler Facebook group? What will you be doing there during the next year?

Pat and Jane: Yes! We are super excited—now that the book is out, we already have our amazing Facebook group up, running and vibrant! In a few weeks we’ll start assigning one block a week from the book to sew—sign up for our newsletter to be notified of those details. Now is the perfect time to tell your friends and your local quilt shop that you want to have a sit-and-sew to work on Splendid Sampler blocks. Along with making friends online, many quilters have started groups in-person and enjoy sewing together. We can’t wait to see quilts being made for years to come!

Splendid Sampler quilts
Quilts in the works from Splendid Sampler designers, clockwise from top left: Celine Perkins, Sherri McConnell, Lynette Anderson, Melissa Corry, Katja Marek.


Pat and Jane, it’s been an incredible journey—thank you for sharing your part of it with us!

And now it’s time for a . . .

SPLENDID GIVEAWAY! Pat and Jane called on their industry partners to put together a BIG giveaway today:

Splendid Sampler big giveaway!

Enter today’s giveaway and you could win . . .

One of FIVE prizes from Moda Fabrics: five winners will receive a fat eighth bundle or a Jelly Roll plus a charm pack! Bundles feature fabrics from Minick & Simpson, Lella Boutique, Sweetwater, Kate Spain, Blackbird Designs, and BasicGrey—all contributors to The Splendid Sampler!

One of TWO prizes from Aurifil Threads: two winners will receive Pat Sloan’s Let’s Go Sew! thread collection or Jane Davidson’s Everyday Escape thread collection!

One of TWO prizes from Reliable Irons: two winners will receive a Velocity 200IR Compact Vapor Generator Iron—the water is heated internally so it turns into steam before it reaches the sole plate—the steam it delivers will astonish you! (Please note: Reliable Irons prizes are for US addresses only.)

One of FOUR prizes from Schmetz Needles: four winners will receive two packs each of Schmetz Microtex (Sharp) Needles, Schmetz Quilting Needles, and Schmetz Universal Needles, plus a handy pocket guide to home sewing-machine needles!

And of course, each winner will also receive a copy of The Splendid Sampler book from Martingale!

That’s 13 lucky chances to win—why not throw your hat in the ring? To enter the giveaway, tell us in the comments:

The Splendid Sampler bookWhich chapter of The Splendid Sampler will you dive into first?

a) The patchwork chapter
b) The appliqué chapter
c) The foundation-piecing chapter
d) The embroidery chapter

Or have you already been sewing along?

We’ll choose 13 random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck to all! And remember, when you buy The Splendid Sampler at ShopMartingale.com, you’ll instantly be able to download the eBook for free. Get started on block #1 (or #21, or #61, or #91) today!

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5,590 Comments

  • I would probably begin with the foundation piecing chapter. I just love the look and want to do more

    —Dana Parker on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork chapter. Or maybe the appliqué chapter. Love all the different designs. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Jan Sessions on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing all along and still have some to finish. The variety of blocks is so appealing

    —Leslie Wittenberg on April 13, 2017
  • I will be starting with the foundation-piecing chapter. I am just starting to get into this and I really enjoy it.

    —Pam McLaughlin on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the appliqué chapter as that is the one I would have the most trouble with. Or embroidery…that way I could carry something with me to work on.

    Judy H on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, still finishing the embroidered blocks, but I think I’d probably start with the patchwork section because those blocks were generally my favorites!

    —Sue Rutford on April 13, 2017
  • I have enjoyed making these blocks, now to unite ! Thank you so much for a year of fun !

    —Phyllis Jaco on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter

    Robyn Kent on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork

    —Kylie Hunter on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork Chapter!

    —Pam Schneider on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery chapter! I learned embroidery by doing the Splendid Sampler and love it!!! Thank you so much!!

    —April Ritter on April 13, 2017
  • Please enter me in your giveaway! I followed the Splendid Sampler as the patterns were released, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do make the blocks yet. I’ve only been quilting for two years and have only done patchwork so far. I look forward to trying new techniques through the project!

    —Melissa Thomas on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the first block. I should be further along, but life happens. I’m not worried, because I am still having so much fun working on my blocks. 49 done, only 51 to go. I can do it!!!

    —Janet Beyea on April 13, 2017
  • I love the foundation paper piecing. I had never done it before as i’m a novice quilter. I have learned so much from the few squares that I did. Would love the book to finish what I started

    —carol chamney on April 13, 2017
  • At first I thought-patchwork, but I’ve been doing some foundation paper piecing and would probably try that. I started some of the splendid sampler blocks-still have that first heart on my wall!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Liz Horgan on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait until April 27th to start this journey!

    —Holly on April 13, 2017
  • I have been watching the progress of the sampler for a few months. it is really just the most fascinating collection of blocks. It would be hard to pick my favorite section, but would probably start with the patchwork chapter as that is my comfort zone.

    —Paula Winters on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin in the patchwork chapter and maybe alternate the others so I’m not doing the same method over and over. I could get into new skills slowly.

    —Sherry Moran on April 13, 2017
  • the patchwork chapter

    —VELMA newell on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork chapter first as I have not done much of the other chapters. I’ve been watching the sew-a-long and I can’t wait to get started!

    —Monet B on April 13, 2017
  • My favorite area is piecing. Iron on applique techniques run a close second, but my learning curve on this is slow because I want to embellish the iron on with embroidery. Either machine or hand embroidery works, but I prefer to machine embroider the edges of the applique.

    —Ruth Sunday on April 13, 2017
  • I’m diving into the applique section first!

    Shelley on April 13, 2017
  • I am excited to start on the patchwork chapter. Thank you so much for the book.

    —Judy Sonnenberg on April 13, 2017
  • Giveaway. Please. Yes😄

    —Dawn on April 13, 2017
  • Loved this project!

    —Missy McKenna on April 13, 2017
  • Diffently going to start chapter 1, do not want to miss anything the book has to offer!

    —Sheila Cannon on April 13, 2017
  • It is hard to say which chapter I want to start with….appliqué or embroidery? hummm

    —Marci on April 13, 2017
  • Although I started the Splendid Sampler with Jane and Pat in 2016 and have done about 70 of the squares, I will be starting with the foundation-piecing chapter since I skipped over most of them. I’m hoping this will inspire me to ‘try it again’.

    —Diana Scholsky on April 13, 2017
  • I have already started sewing along. I dived into the embroidery blocks first

    —Joanna Barr on April 13, 2017
  • I love piecing so patchwork is my first choice. I have been doing the Splendid Sampler and have enjoyed learning all the techniques! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Diana Foree on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué section will be my first interest. So many great ideas popped up over the 12 months journey I look forward to this collection.

    —Christine Reymers on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to start with the Patchwork Chapter!

    —Laura on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for the inspiration

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • A patchwork chapter !!

    —Jeannette T. on April 13, 2017
  • I absolutely love this sampler and I’ve been collecting fabric so I can sew along through the whole book. I’m still new to Embroidery so I’m so looking forward to learning new stitches. I’m using Little Miss Sunshine by Moda for the blocks. I don’t have the book yet but I’m dying to dive right into the fun. Awesome giveaway!!!! Thank you for the chance.

    Karen Wills on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to get started.

    —Paula Barker on April 13, 2017
  • I became aware of the splendid sampler late in its existence. I bought the Kindle edition and I plan to start on the embroidery chapter first. The embroidery blocks grabs my heartstrings.

    —Pat on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. My quilt is almost finished.

    —Cindy Fraher on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following slong since Day 1. I enjoyed this journey so much and made so many new cyber friends which maybe one day hope to meet a few. I made 70 of my blocks into snowman blocks without changing the designers designs which was a challenge. I had no intentions to do this but they seemed to bring so much happiness and inspiration to many I had to keep going. My quilt will always have a very happy story to tell. Thank you Pat and Jane for a wonderful year full of new techniques, smiles, creativity and friendships. God bless you both and wishing you continued success on your book and any new ventures you have. Hugs.

    —Sandra Gregoire on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué section will be my first interest.

    —Christine Reymers on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter

    —Doris on April 13, 2017
  • Already been sewing along!

    —Pat McClung on April 13, 2017
  • I will do the embroidered blocks

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • I enjoyed the patchwork blocks best, but I learned so much doing this. I’ve improved my appliqué and paper piecing!! Embroidery is still hard!!!

    —Carla Middlebrook on April 13, 2017
  • I participated in The Splendid Sampler already and am ever so grateful to Pat and Jane and all the other glorious designers! Even though I quilt since end of 1980, this was my very first sampler. It was tremendous fun to do all (or at least most) of the blocks!. The awesome variety of techniques and block variations of The Splendid Sampler really spoiled me for all other kind of samplers, which now seem bland and unchallenging in comparison. To be part of a worldwide community of more than 25,000 quilters and thus to be able to look at so many different and creative ways to make the the individual blocks or finished quilts was a pleasure beyond compare. And the fun will continue for quite some time on Facebook, due to the book now coming out.

    —Carola on April 13, 2017
  • I will go to the appliqué section first. Get them over with first asappliqué is my least favorite. But, I have been watching
    Alyssa Thomas and I am going to be brave and do all the blocks in the Sampler.

    —Renee Kanas on April 13, 2017
  • I have been drooling over everyones blocks on the facebook group. I discovered it about halfway through the block making process. My husband was becoming very ill so I watched frim afar He passed away un December. I still watched from afar. There was one persons blocks who put a snowman in each block and it put a smile on my face during a very difficult time. I have been gathering my courage to start with everyone else while I try to put the pueces of my heart back together. I plan on using the snowman blicks to find my smile again. I

    —Christina on April 13, 2017
  • Well, I willof course, explore every page! I am new to this Journey and want to start with my first block assignment. However, from some of the blocks I’ve seen, the sewing theme blocks are very tempting, especially since I’m re-doing my happy place!

    —Sheila Boser on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to see it all, but I think I’ll head for the appliqué section first. Congratulations on your great accomplishment.

    —Ann kk on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along and have learned soooo much. I would go to the paper piecing chapter, that was my biggest struggle. It has been a wonderful experience.

    —cathy kk on April 13, 2017
  • So hard to choose but I think I would do a patchwork block first and then do something from each chapter.

    —Joy Martin on April 13, 2017
  • Where do I register for the give away? I don’t see it on this page anywhere.

    Hi Brenda, all you have to do is leave a comment here – so you’ve been entered! 🙂 –Jenny

    —Brenda Spargo on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with a, the patchwork chapter!

    —Donna Finney on April 13, 2017
  • Love to embroider so embroidery chapter first!

    —Beth on April 13, 2017
  • I will most likely look at the patchwork chapter. I do love foundation piecing but I haven’t done it in quite awhile. Really excited about the book and continue with the Splendid Sampler Facebook group. Thanks for all y’all do for us.

    —Debra Revay on April 13, 2017
  • I will do the patchwork first then have the hand sewing for traveling

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • I would love this book. What variety.

    —Nina Cramer on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll probably lay pick up where I left off. I followed so good for multiple weeks. But then you know, life happens.

    —Katie gawaresky on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive in to the patchwork chapter first. I am anxious o try foundation piecing. Embroidery will be a challenge and appliqué should be an adventure

    —Roberta on April 13, 2017
  • A. The patchwork chapter first 🙂

    —Misty Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I would be diving into the patch work chapter first, then the embroidery then pieced chapter. I just love to do patch work and quilting involving all aspects of making a quilt. Love the simplicity of the block design making them easy to follow through to the end.

    —Judith Welgraven on April 13, 2017
  • C – I have done most of the embroidery blocks but have trouble getting my head around the foundation paper piecing I seem to get a mental block. I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey with everyone and intend to keep going. Huge thank you to all involved especially Pat and Jane.

    —Sue on April 13, 2017
  • I am sewing along with the Solstice but ready to start the Splendid Sampler. I would start with the Patchwork chapter. Thanks for your websites. Having fun. Learning a lot.

    Teri on April 13, 2017
  • I have so enjoyed the Splendid Sampler project. I’ll open the book, if I win, and read from cover to cover! I especially loved the embroidery squares.

    —Mary Miller on April 13, 2017
  • The blocks are so whimsical! Since summer is upon us, I would turn to the embroidery chapter.

    —Kris Perez on April 13, 2017
  • I think Patchwork. Get a good start, and then tackle some of the more challenging blocks.

    —Therese Schirmer on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t wait to get the book so I can dive into the Paper Piecing section. Thanks for this opportunity for a great giveaway!

    —Deb Pomeroy on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into whichever chapter has block #1. I’m a bit OCD and will probably go in numerical order (If the blocks are numbered) or with the first block in the book.

    Donna Weber on April 13, 2017
  • The paper piecing chapter! Those blocks have been the most channeling for me.

    I love applique that and embroidery are my favorite!

    I have been quilting for about 15 years and this is the first time I have tired paper piecing.

    My Mother taught be to embroidery when I was real young she used to always make pillow cases for us and table runners, I still have some I love them.

    Thank you for the chance of winning!

    —Linda Wood on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. My blocks are finished and are waiting patiently to be put together. I have coworkers who are waiting to start the journey. I would love to have the patterns together in a book, mine have been marked on, cut, folded, pinned through- well used. Thanks for the journey!

    —Mary Wright on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork section. But the appliqué section won’t be far behind!

    —Meghan H. on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with one block from each chapter patchwork goes quickly for me and doesn’t require tons of brain power. Appliqués is a little more challenging but fun to pull together. I do not like foundation piecing so I have to throw those frustrating blocks in with blocks I like to keep me motivated. The embroidery I will do at my Dad’s or while watching tv so I’ll want one sitting around to keep my hands busy. So I won’t dive into one chapter, I’ll dive into the whole book.

    —Shannon on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t wait to get this book and get started!

    —Patsy Higgason on April 13, 2017
  • I will dig into the applique chapter first. I loved seeing all the creative ways the quilters sewed their blocks during the first year.

    —jo Ann Hoffarth on April 13, 2017
  • Instead of going by type of piecing – I think I’ll go numerically starting with #1!!

    —Tara Jiminez on April 13, 2017
  • Started the sampler on February 2016 and just now doing the assembled top. Loved looking forward to a new block every Sunday and Thursday….Sunday’s are my sewing day, when I loved the challenge of creating with different techniques…….

    Going to miss the weekly challenge, but still following everyone else as they sew and show their blocks.
    Thanks Pat and Jane

    —Barb Bankson on April 13, 2017
  • It would be C as following the project I have overcome my fear of foundation work,my top is completed,now the scary bit. Thankyou.

    Sandra longley on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since the start. I’ve learned so much! Thank you!

    —Donna Garrett on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing Splendid blocks at my own pace since the beginning. 88 blocks in.

    —Nyla-Jean on April 13, 2017
  • It’s great to have all the patterns in one easy resource and the fabric is in such beautiful colors. It’s a win-win thanks for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

    —Cheryl Stewart-Turner on April 13, 2017
  • B. The appliqué chapter it’s all so inspiring!

    —Kristine Hallett on April 13, 2017
  • My first love is applique both machine and needle turn so that will be my first chapter to explore.

    —Louise Prine on April 13, 2017
  • Just met Pat in Belvidere N J , what a inspriation she is ! Finishing last two memory quilts for family members then I can start my splendid sampler quilt !!!

    —claire learn on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing part is what I want to do first
    Because it is a skill I haven’t tried yet ! Ordered the book, waiting to start!

    —Emily Pavelek on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter first!

    —Nancy mcdaneld on April 13, 2017
  • Its hard to decide where to start

    —Rosalyn lloyd on April 13, 2017
  • c) The foundation-piecing chapter

    —Carolyn Ellsworth on April 13, 2017
  • Have followed Pat from the time she spoke in Coral Springs. She is
    A wonderful teacher. I will review each chapter to refresh the teachings of Pat and all the other designers
    Paper piecing and embroidery were the new lessons learned. I want to
    Build again with this new group and look forward to the hearings
    The color combination from many followers inspired me to work better with my stash and add more fabric from my local quilt stores

    Stacy sherman on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working along, when I receive the book I want to work on the blocks I skipped

    —Margaret on April 13, 2017
  • Love The Splendid Sampler!

    Margaret Evar on April 13, 2017
  • C) foundation piecing chapter will be the first chapter for me because I need to practice that skill the most.

    —Sherry Redowl on April 13, 2017
  • d) for me, just love embroidery! I have already been sewing along but got stuck somehow. Time to keep on, yay!

    Martina on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to get my copy of the book! Thank you for the chance to enter a fabulous give-away!

    —Janet M on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along until June of 2015 when I had to move across country. I will be picking up where I left off in the book AND doing the embroidery. I skipped over them because my skill level on those was way below pretty😳

    —Robin on April 13, 2017
  • Love splendid sampler, makes beautiful quilts

    —Mary Daniel on April 13, 2017
  • What a nice giveaway. Would love to be drawn for a prize. You designers have so,much talent
    Great job

    —Barb on April 13, 2017
  • Loved working on the splendid sampler. I hope I am one of the lucky winners!

    —Patti Kaplan on April 13, 2017
  • I have finished my splendid sampler plus bonus blocks. I’ve learned so much through this process especially paper piecing and English paper piecing. I had never tried either one and now love them! Thanks for the journey!

    —Norie Rygiel on April 13, 2017
  • The first would be the Applique’ chapter! Or the embroidery…. oh I’m not sure. I need to work on my foundation piecing….but the patchwork is so much fun too!

    —Toni Marsh Nus on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for the Splendid challenge to try new techniques. I would love to win any of these items!

    —Sarah on April 13, 2017
  • Great giveaway
    Love splendid sampler
    Can’t wait to get book so I can make the quilt

    —Linda six on April 13, 2017
  • I will savor every single chapter because I have no clue where to start. Probably look at how to assemble, tho cause I have an idea fermenting in my head.
    Sandy Lewis

    —Sandy Lewis on April 13, 2017
  • My Splendid Sampler is made & getting quilted as I type! Thank you Pat & Jane & designers! Thank you for this opportunity at a giveaway!

    —Janet Nykiel on April 13, 2017
  • Thanks for all the beautiful patterns. I enjoyed checking each one out, but I did more of the patchwork blocks and some of the paper pieced blocks, so I will check out those sections in the book first. I really liked seeing what colors everyone used for their finished blocks.

    —Cindy Charlton on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t even spell my own name right.

    —Toni Marsh Nusz on April 13, 2017
  • I would absolutely love one of these prizes!!! 👍

    —Michelle bowes on April 13, 2017
  • Call me crazy, but I would start at the beginning. 🙂 I find it so hard to jump into the middle of things. I was sad to have missed this challenge on Facebook but hope to start up here in a couple of weeks.

    —Hannah Turner on April 13, 2017
  • I am going straight to the embroidery blocks! I’m so EXCITED!!!!

    —Sidney Joiner on April 13, 2017
  • I am going straight to the embroidery blocks!

    —Sidney Joiner on April 13, 2017
  • I really can’t wait to try the appliqué. My second it the embroidery.

    —Elizabeth A Lee on April 13, 2017
  • THAT PATCHWORK CHAPTER FIRST WOULD BE MY CHOICE.

    —Judy Rogers on April 13, 2017
  • I was sewing along till life got in the way, now need the book to finish. I enjoyed learning new techniques.

    —Lisa Lehmann on April 13, 2017
  • The first chapter I will read is the patchwork chapter because I love the uniqueness and variations of patchwork projects. 😊 Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

    —Kelly Dickinson on April 13, 2017
  • I jumped in last November and have been playing catch-up. I love looking at the blocks that everyone has posted. It is so inspiring! I usually fall in love with a colorway or way to arrange values that I would have never thought of. The online group is totally awesome! Thank you Pat and Jane.

    —Terry Peart on April 13, 2017
  • I will read the paper piecing part first. I have not done it before and am so excited to try it.

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • Applique chapter sounds wonderful.

    —Debby feldman on April 13, 2017
  • I have enjoyed you sampler quilt. I would love your new book and might make some of the blocks but would enjoy looking at the blocks.

    —Betty roshan on April 13, 2017
  • I will jump into the patchwork chapter first. I believe (and I could be very wrong because I have only made one simple quit before) that is looks simple and easy!

    I started the quilt last year but only got a few blocks in because of health issues as well as moving! I’m so excited to start again!

    —Leanne McKenzie on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the appliqué.

    —Eden McGourty on April 13, 2017
  • b) The appliqué chapter
    because I’ve just brought a scan and cut and I want to give it a try on your wonderful patterns.
    Loved this project thank u so much for doing it 🙂

    Maggie Breen on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along, but that doesn’t mean I’m finished!! As a fairly new quilter I loved the range of blocks, got to try new things and not be overwhelmed or intimidated! And of course the smaller blocks REALLY made me aware of my accuracy! Thanks so much to everyone involved!

    —Erin S. on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along and loved the applique blocks. What a great quilt idea.

    —Lesley on April 13, 2017
  • foundation piecing, Im looking forward to learning lots of new things!

    —Belinda Ezzy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along but haven’t gotten bogged down on the embroidery. I’m stuck at 44 blocks. I’m ready to get it finished, though!!! I’m so excited for Par & Jane and the success they’re having with this amazing project!!

    —Sarah G. Baker on April 13, 2017
  • I love deconstruction and reconstruction with fabric, which is what patchwork is to me. I also love the process of appliqué. Foundation paper piecing is still a little foreign to me but a challenge worth pursuing. However, embroidery is my foundation of fabric embellishment that I learned as a child from my grandmother. Embroidery is my therapy and my comfort. I’ll go there first every time if I can.

    —Nancy Burk on April 13, 2017
  • I loved sewing along on the Splendid blocks. My quilt is finished! I discovered that I like machine appliqué and paper piecing more than I thought I did. I am going to come back to some of the block patterns. I just used the Sunday Best pattern to make a pink and grey wall hanging for Easter. Thanks again to Pat and Jane and all of the participants for their inspiration!

    —Jean Etheridge on April 13, 2017
  • I started to sew along–Life got busy with my youngest announcing his engagement so I will jump back in with the applique.
    Can’t wait to receive my book!!

    —Debra Jones on April 13, 2017
  • I would be starting with the appliqué, it’s one of the things I love in patchwork. Then I would head to the embroidery, then foundation piecing, before finishing with the other blocks.
    Maria Murdaca

    —Maria Murdaca on April 13, 2017
  • I plan to sew along, so I will start where you are starting!

    —Jen rowe on April 13, 2017
  • Applique…I need to fine tune my skill in applique.

    —Kathleen Moran on April 13, 2017
  • I would get into the patchwork chapter and then be tempted by the others.

    —Susan Conner on April 13, 2017
  • A. Love the patchwork blocks!!

    —Maureen Lynch on April 13, 2017
  • Well, after drooling over all the patterns…. ill probably start with the patchwork chapter!

    —Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork, since that’s what I’m most familiar with. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Donna on April 13, 2017
  • I really want a copy of this book. Started hearing/reading about it late, but want to make a Splended Sampler.

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with paper piecing chapter. It’s such a great way to get precise blocks.

    —Judy Stone on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery section

    —Rita Kersker on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the foundation chapter and look for the blocks I missed throughout the year. I might even duplicate some to take the place of some of the embroidery blocks I have not had time to sit down and complete.

    —Jodi Heins on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué!

    —Sally Wodicka on April 13, 2017
  • I have been already working on the blocks, and love them all, but have to admit, that I don’t love paper piecing, so some of those blocks are on hold, as well as some of the embroidery blocks, as they take longer to make. I love piecing and machine applique, so most of those blocks are done. I will keep working alongside the group to stay motivated to finish. Thank-you to Pat and Jane for starting this Splendid Sampler!

    —Kim T on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to learn how to paper piece l never tried please pick me

    —Shelia lafferty on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork section! Patchwork is what got me interested in quilting because I love to see how each block comes together with the different fabrics!

    —Kendra Fredrickson on April 13, 2017
  • I automatically go to the patchwork chapter…but I love applique and would like to improve my skills so I think that will be my first choice! Thanks for this wonderful book and chance to win!!

    —Patti Levine on April 13, 2017
  • I will drool over all chapters and maybe pick and choose blocks from each Or I will make a nose dive into the paper piecing section followed by piecing. I will finally work my way thru appliqué and saver the embroidery last.

    —Denice Kilmer on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter is what I will dive into when I buy the book The Splendid Sampler.

    —Sneha Deshpande on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along from the beginning and learned so much from all the different designers. Thanks to all.

    —Debbie Harman on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably set up one applique project bag for when I am traveling and a patchwork basket by my sewing machine for breaks from my larger projects. Then of course on the days I want to challenge myself, I would do some paper piecing or foundation piecing. Need to work on those skills. Thanks for the fun give a way.

    —Connie Wood on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork Chapter will be fun! Work my way to applique. 🙂

    —Ruthie on April 13, 2017
  • I loved the Splended Sampler sew a long. I have my blocks all sewn but need to do shashing yet. I have not desided on colors yet but hope to get back at it soon. Thanks for the sew a long Pat &Jane.

    —Lynda Green on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork!

    —Gayle C on April 13, 2017
  • I have finished all the blocks and the sashing that I "Borrowed" from another Splenderette! I have one row put together and hope to have everything put ogether soon I have made some AMAZING world-wide quilting friends thanks to Jane and Pat!

    —Carol Hemmingsen on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter!

    —Kristin Alfano on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork where I am confident, but also looking forward to a new adventure with the embroidery.

    —Shellie Gum on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been following along, stitching blocks when I can, but life has a way of getting in the way. I’ll probably dive into the book in the order it was written, but the foundation piecing chapter is where I need the most practice. Sooooo looking forward to seeing the book and having it as a possible resource book. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing your passion with us.

    —Anne Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I have 2 tops completed with all 100 blocks plus 10 bonus blocks on each. I will continue along with some of the blocks

    —Alice Williamson on April 13, 2017
  • I started the Splendid Sampler midway and completed about 20 blocks. Then I was torn away due to life commitments. I’m so looking forward to the book arriving and starting the journey again when you begin on Facebook. I didn’t realize the book was going have chapters of different techniques. I think embroidery will come first so I can prepare my blocks to take with me to stitch with friends. Super excited for The Splendid Sampler round two!

    —Konnie Glaze on April 13, 2017
  • I am going to head over to the foundation piecing section. I have never tried it before and just love the look.

    —Alison on April 13, 2017
  • I started doing the blocks for the Splendid Sampler and I finished 6 blocks. Then my mother and mother in law both ended up in the hospital plus I needed surgery for 2 hernias. I am looking forward to when life calms down starting up again. I really love the variety of the blocks but love applique.

    —Dorie on April 13, 2017
  • I have been making them all along – finished one version last summer with half of the blocks, and now am one block short of finishing my 120 block version (somehow it just kept growing with the bonus blocks!). Love everything about this, especially the learning!

    —Vicki Mannion on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the appliqué chapter as this is my favourite technique.

    —Caryn Eastman on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter! Or, really, any one of them!

    —Jean on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll read from beginning to end, but am especially interested in foundation piecing. I love doing it, but need to focus on some tips and tricks.

    —Nancy Rollins on April 13, 2017
  • I started this journey from the very beginning. I was so excited every Thursday and Sunday to see what was coming next. I have learned so much and plan on diving in to the paper piecing section first. Because of a knee replacement I wasn’t able to keep up with everyone. I still have some blocks to complete but I also plan on starting this journey again in a different color palette when I receive my copy of the book. I was so excited for the book that I pre-ordered mine back in November. Thank you for all the time you take to give us new projects. I appreciate and admire your work.

    —Jacki Nani on April 13, 2017
  • I need the paper piecing.

    —Carol Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with D …I love to embroider on my Bernina 880 so that would give me another reason..But who needs a reason right…The book looks like lots of fun blocks to do

    —Tami Hindman on April 13, 2017
  • I had started the splendid sampler in the beginning, but when the school year started I quickly got behind! I will be excited to pick up where I left off which is most likely the patchwork chapter.

    —Susan Dews on April 13, 2017
  • I started The Splendid Sampler with the first block presented in February 2016. It’s been wonderful and now my daughter decided she wants the quilt and is helping to choose how to set all the blocks. It’s an amazing project that was given to us by wonderful designers.

    —Christine Wallace on April 13, 2017
  • I love the traditional patchwork and the applique, however my favourite blocks where the paper pieced hearts. I think I will just start at the beginning and savour each page.

    —liz carpenter on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with the appliqué chapter. I’m not as skilled with it and would benefit from working through them al. Improving our skill set and having something beautiful is the ultimate goal

    —Christina Phillippi on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with paper piecing. I love how the block always comes out looking great.

    —Diane on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué. Would love to win!

    —Donna Waterstraat on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sampler, but didn’t get far….far enough to discover paper foundation piecing! That’s where I would pick up:)

    —Casey on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the applique chapter. I started the Sampler last year but had gotten far behind alot of you.

    —Paula Baird on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sampler quilt but was not able to keep up. I would start with the embroidery my least favorite part and the one that held me up before

    —Gail Quinlan on April 13, 2017
  • Hi Pat and Jane, the chapter for me would be the foundation paper piecing because as a new quilter I had no idea what it was. I followed Alyssa Thomas on the journey with her live quilt along and learned so much from her and fellow followers. It was a pleasure watching/sewing with her and learning.

    Your book would be a great way to begin building my collection and winning would be a great encouragement.

    Thank you Pat.

    Antoinette

    —Antoinette scarano on April 13, 2017
  • I have gone on the journey with Pat and Jane in 2016. The Splendid Sampler is my favorite of all quilt a longs. It is the fellowship of the group that makes all the difference.

    —Christy Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique.

    —Roxanne on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited! I started the sampler but got behind and didn’t finish it!!! I will start with the patchwork chapter!!!!!

    —Amanda Akins on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter. Love all the patterns

    —Adri on April 13, 2017
  • My splendid sampler book was pre-ordered…now on backorder…can’t wait..

    —wendy tomaszewski on April 13, 2017
  • I love appliqué so that is the section I’ll start with! I did the sew along, making the quilt for my daughter, in red, black and white…the colors of her bedroom. She absolutely loves it! I’m proud of myself for doing this!

    —Joan Buchholz on April 13, 2017
  • I would do the applique section love doing applique!!

    —Dorianne Lescord on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork section.

    —Pam on April 13, 2017
  • I have the book on order and waiting patiently. I will probably start with the patchwork and save some of the embroidery and appliqué for when traveling.

    —Gail on April 13, 2017
  • THE PATCHWORK SECTION 1ST AND THEN ILL JUMP AROUND TO THE OTHER SECTIONS FOR A VARIETY! SUCH A STUNNING QUILT AND FUN PROJECT. I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT IT FROM THE BEGINNING!!!!

    —janice on April 13, 2017
  • I plan to start with the appliqué blocks, until we are assigned a block to start together on. I’m so excited to get started again.

    —Cindy Biggs on April 13, 2017
  • I probably will start with the patchwork chapter. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

    —Pauline McCauley on April 13, 2017
  • I am working hard at getting better at paper piecing.

    —Carrie Graham on April 13, 2017
  • I will jump into the appliqué section first. I did about 1/4 of the blocks as they were
    Coming out but would always go around the appliqué blocks. I am ready to try them now! I have learned so much from the SS but life got in the way. I want to try it again at my own pace. I can’t wait to get the book and start!!

    —Dina mcdaneld on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, I have my book! I bought the ebook and can’t wait to start the blocks. I will dive into the patchwork ones first as I have never done the foundation or embroidery ones. Thanks for having this great contest!

    —Lorraine Mitchell on April 13, 2017
  • Absolutely no question: appliqué all the way!!

    —Christine on April 13, 2017
  • I’d got to the foundation piecing section first, the dress block was quite a challenge and is love to give that one another try, then catch up on the blocks I’ve missed.

    —Brandi Schneider on April 13, 2017
  • i have been following the spendid sample but got caught up on an orphan train of memories quilt..would love to do this and i would dive right into patchwork…..this book would make my day and set me on the right path to being splendid!…. love this site

    —elaine on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter. Need more tips and inspiration.

    —Stacy on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter! Would love to win any of these prizes!

    Jenny in Florida

    —Jenny Brooks on April 13, 2017
  • Just love the concept that so many of us from around the world were able to join in this amazing journey together, Some blocks totally were out if my comfort zone, but my favourite would be the embroidery section.

    —Heather Payne on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along and my quilt is almost finished!!! I’ve loved this year of sewing along and hope all the newbies will as well. Can’t wait to get my book!!

    —Sue Graham on April 13, 2017
  • I would look through the whole book, then check out the embroidery, then piecing, then applique.

    —Karla Stiverson on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter because that’s what I’m most comfortable doing. After making those blocks, I’d have the confidence to move on to the more difficult parts! Thanks for always inspiring the rest of us to try new things!

    —Rhonda Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I think l would begin by drooling over every chapter……then toss a coin, heads wins paper piecing first.

    —Chris Appleby on April 13, 2017
  • Start at the beginning lived looking at all the blocks

    —Kim peszat on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working on my blocks since they were first introduced. I am still working on finishing them. I have learned a lot of new blocks from this sampler. This is my first sampler. Wonderful teachers and great help.

    —Sandra Woods on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along on this journey. Working on the blocks as I have time. This has definitely been an awesome adventure.

    —Cindy Berg on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t decide where to start,but what a great sewing adventure.

    —Barbara Korey on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with applique or embroidery. They are my favorites but I put off the paper piecing til I had more time to learn how to do it so that would be on my list too. They blocks are all so beautiful. Of course, I would probably sit and read through the book for a couple of days first. I know it will be a beautiful book.

    —Othella Wells on April 13, 2017
  • Probably embroidery, and look forward to picking up where I left off!!

    —Sue Snow on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the the appliqué blocks. Well, I already started with the appliqué blocks. I enjoy sitting with fabric and thread. I enjoy not being teathered to a sewing machine. I have really enjoyed this last year and plan on following along in part 2.

    —Beth Gosdzinski on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing as that’s my weakest link. The Splendid Sampler is wonderful because it makes you grow as a quilter. So many techniques and ways to do things. The book will be a great reference not only for the SS but for many other projects as well. Thank you!!!

    —Ava Terry on April 13, 2017
  • I am leanin towards starting with appliqué chapter. Can’t wait for my book to arrive. If we ordered from Amazon, will we also be able to download?

    —Cheryl Antros on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork because that’s my favorite.

    —Sarah Tutt on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork because I’m new to quilting and the the embroidery. My mom taught me to embroider years ago and I can see. I’ve always wanted to quilt and I have 1 my grandmother made in the 1040s.

    —Kelly on April 13, 2017
  • I look forward to picking up where I left off!

    —Sue Snow on April 13, 2017
  • 🌻I would start with the applique chapter, which is out of my comfort zone but I usually jump in with both feet when starting something challenging. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win such a fabulous prize pack of goodies.

    —Nancy Albritton on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork and foundation piecing are fighting each other in my mind.

    —Michelle Corning on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the paper piecing. Need to improve my technique.

    —Delia LaPointe on April 13, 2017
  • I will be going to applique section first. I have very little experience of the as I’m fairly new to sewing and quilting. Want to try to more applique, it can look really effective. Thanks for the chance to win the great prizes.

    —Carolyn wilkinson on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the foundation piecing chapter as its one of my all time fears …to face these fears…just to see if i would be able to conquer them or not…i have been sewing along but not attempted them just yet…those are the only pieces left to finish from the quilt along.

    —kalpana dave on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter and then move over to the paper piece blocks.

    —Teresa Marvets on April 13, 2017
  • I started in February of 2016 and have 100 blocks completed? I am just excited to hold the book in my hands!

    —Joleen Koch on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been working on the blocks but found out I really enjoyed the embroidery. A big surprise to me.

    —Terri on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork – the area I feel most comfortable. I’ve enjoyed watching the blocks unfold thru the year and can’t wait to see the book!

    —Cindy Maneely on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll be looking for the Foundation Paper Piecing section when I get my Splendid Sampler book.

    Mary on Lake Pulaski on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to start with the patchwork chapter. It all looks really exciting and fun to try!

    Lori Shipley on April 13, 2017
  • I have followed the Splendid Sample right along from the beginning. What an experience!! Having the embroidery stitches test me after a years away. Thank you!!

    —Christina Sonnenfeld on April 13, 2017
  • Been sewing along, but I want to do paper piecing the most.

    —Marion Bishop on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with foundation piecing. I really hope to win something.

    —Bobi jones on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along and am getting closer to being ready for setting options, so that would be the first part of the book I would turn to first.

    —Brenda Towsley on April 13, 2017
  • Late to the party, I am a beginner, so have only attempted a few blocks, using random scraps. Can’t wait to get the book, I want to have a more color coordinated scheme and will start over with foundation paper piecing and work my way through all 100 blocks!

    —Susan Olson on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to page through book. I have just started making a few of the bonus blocks. I have never foundation pieced or embroidered so those will be real challenges for me and the first chapters I will read.

    —Jane Gillon on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork section first!! (Quickly followed by all of the reds) this books looks wonderful! I just started recently, so I could use the help in all areas at the moment. Hah

    —Rachel Roescher on April 13, 2017
  • Applique because I don’t know how to do that

    —Melany Mannix on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter. Thanks for this awesome give a way.

    —Tina McNamara on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the embroidery chapter. I enjoy seeing a pattern completed the way the designer suggests and then putting my own spin on it. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Linda Phelps on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably jump into the patchwork section first – or maybe the embroidery section since I’ve recently rekindled an interest in embroidery. I did start the Splendid Sampler but quickly fell behind when other projects came up. All of the quilts are gorgeous!

    —Beth Brown on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a newbie so I’ll start on chapter one to learn about patchwork!

    —Suzanne Eastman on April 13, 2017
  • it’s impossible to decide! so I’ll start at page one! oh I hope I win!

    Thanks Pat and all the designs for such a glorious project!

    —Lisa Allman on April 13, 2017
  • I haven’t done much appliqué lately so it might be fun to start there. I have been admiring all the Facebook posted quilts and can’t wait to get my book!

    —Vicki Olszewski on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter because I’m most comfortable with the technique.

    Beth Conkwright on April 13, 2017
  • Love making sampler quilts and this one is just beautiful!

    —Susan Nesbitt on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with chapter 1, then work my way through the entire book!!

    —Val Cosby on April 13, 2017
  • Ive been waiting for the printing of this book since i took a class with pat sloan last year. I want to read it all from cover to cover! Ill start with patchwork though i like all areas .

    —Catherine Kelleher on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to win any part of this!! Haven’t had a chance to Quilt Along With Pat, but I do love her work!! Good luck to everyone!! ❤️

    —Kay on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork chapter. I piece and quilt by hand, and patchwork is the perfect venue for hand sewing.

    —Susan Molnar on April 13, 2017
  • I was thankful. To have found your Splendid site. You are going to teach me right from my home. I think i will start from the beginning. But the hand embroidery i hope to learn and master it. You and your friends are helping someone like me to say i try this and realize WOW!! I can do it. So Pat thank you for doing this for people like me. 🌷

    —Teresa Scanlon on April 13, 2017
  • I will start on the Applique blocks. Have just since the first of the year on making blocks and have finished one quilt. I love the applique’s like coloring with beautiful fabric!

    —Barbara on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the foundation piecing chapter. I would love to make a wall hanging with different patterns.

    —Elke Compton on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start off with the applique chapter. I am a beginner quilter and I would love to learn more!

    —Carrie Lathrop on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably start with the appliqué chapter.

    —Brenda on April 13, 2017
  • oh my I can’t wait for the book! I joined late so I’ve the last 20 or so blocks plus bonus blocks. I love the small block size and I actually find it easier than 10″ or 12″ blocks! Congratulations on the book coming out Xo

    —Rose N on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the piecing chapter. I like the different coloring of some of the blocks.

    —Debbie Gallett on April 13, 2017
  • I would go straight to the appliqué chapter, I want to work on perfecting my stitching

    —Claire Snow on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. I haven’t finished them yet but i will. 😄 It’s such a fun project.

    —Brianne on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the foundation piecing because I want to learn more about that technique.

    —Debbie Hillestad on April 13, 2017
  • I love the look of applique and would start there I’m sure there are some great hints to improve my skill.

    —Cathy Frazier on April 13, 2017
  • I made half the blocks with everyone last year. Loved learnimg new techniques like foundation piecing (which i had always thought was too hard) I put my blocks aside to make a quilt for my sons 21st using my new found Foundation Piecing skills !!!! Soon i will go back and start working on the other 1/2 of my blocks. Ive ordered the book to help me finish, and also to remember the wonderful journey. Thanks Pat and Jane !!! .

    —Tracey Bratt on April 13, 2017
  • I started off with the SS in California and ended up with it in New York. Moving across the country put a big gap in my keeping up with it, so I’m looking forward to getting back into it with the weekly blocks coming up. I have a SS group with some friends and love seeing everyone’s variations on each block. I may dive into the foundation piecing chapter when I get the book, who knows!

    —Debbie P. on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter because I’ve already got a few block done that I did during the sew along.

    —Heather on April 13, 2017
  • I love appliqué. I’d dive right in!

    —Michelle Deitsch on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been with the group the whole time but had several other projects going ahead of this one. I’m ready to roll now !! I’m going to start with block number one and sew sew, sew !! It is a special gift to bring so many people together worldwide in the way you have !! Changing the world, one quilt at a time…

    Linae Figgins on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along, but only have 38 done… I have to admit that the paper piecing has been he hardest for me. I think that is where I’d begin, get the hardest done first – though I don’t know if I’d ever do the mini things again (the little tiny hexagons) I think once was enough. LOL. I think my most favorite part was actually reading the little stories that went along with each block, and of course seeing all the different ways everyone in the group used their fabrics. I do plan to keep working on them and will maybe do the upcoming sew along to work on the rest of the blocks. Looking forward to the book.

    —Rebecca Christie on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery!

    —Judy Walahoski on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start in the foundation piecing. I’ve heard SO many folks on Facebook say how much they’ve learned. I want to learn foundation piecing!
    Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely start with the appliqué chapter. I already see some very cute ideas!

    —Melanie Byers on April 13, 2017
  • What a beautiful group

    —Wendy Upham on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork! Quickly followed up by appliqué….

    —Doris Young on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably dive into the embroidery chapter first! I have machines that will do this, but remember embroidering by hand when I was little. Being able to do this after a long day at work would be relaxing!

    —Jen Hume on April 13, 2017
  • I haven’t started but I think I’d start with the patchwork or the appliqué!

    —Debra McQuillen on April 13, 2017
  • I have been seeing along but only have about 65 of the blocks complete. I’ve been working on other projects but I’ll probably jump back into the patchwork blocks first and jump around from there. Can’t wait to see what my quilt will look like finished!

    —Susan B. on April 13, 2017
  • I would scout out the book and then I would probably do foundation piecing. I have only done it a little bit and would really like to learn more about it. Piecing is my favorite but I am always up to a new challenge and really like learning new things. I love the way there are so many blcks in one place. Many thanks to you, Pat, and your friends for putting this book together for us.

    —Leslie Schumacher on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork section:)

    —Deborah Sitter on April 13, 2017
  • Hard decision, but patchwork

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • I have been using your blocks to teach my sister and her friends to quilt. I enjoy all the different types of blocks that make it easy to teach different techniques.

    —Cindy Brown on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter! What a cool book! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

    —Angela Short on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the blocks I have not completed yet.

    —Gunn on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably go to the paper piecing chapter. Thank you Pat and Jane for this wonderful challenge!

    —Lucie Charlebois on April 13, 2017
  • The first thing I will do is go through every page with delight. I will start with the pricing and work my way to applique. I’m so excited to get the book today!

    —Jody on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the appliqué then go on to paper piecing, I have never tried paper piecing before.

    Barbara Markland on April 13, 2017
  • I would pick one of the embroidered blocks.

    —Carol Wold on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing!!!!!!

    —Mary Wall on April 13, 2017
  • Ive been sewing along but still have to,figure out what to do for settings and borders.

    —Laura K on April 13, 2017
  • I started February 2016, but life was to busy so I made only 10 blocks. Love the project and all the different techniques! So I will start over again when Pat and Jane start the sew a long. I am using Christmas fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

    —Hanke Fijnvandraat on April 13, 2017
  • I want to go back to the blocks that were too challenging for me and give them another try.

    —Jena Moffitt on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book and other goodies!

    —Deb G. in VA on April 13, 2017
  • patchwork 💕

    —Renee castro on April 13, 2017
  • Answer is C 😊
    I’ve been wanting to learn paper piecing for a while but, have been intimidated !!😣

    Thank you 😍

    —Benita Saunders on April 13, 2017
  • I am still working on my splendid sampler, I enjoyed the journey and will continue to enjoy it, until it is completed. Thanks, Pat and Jane for an awesome journey.

    —Allyson Neal on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been wanting to try applique in a quilt – so that’ll definitely be the first chapter I view.

    —Elaine Jordan on April 13, 2017
  • I want to start with the Foundation-piecing chapter as that is where I really want to improve my quilting skills.

    —Caryn Root on April 13, 2017
  • Oooh! The applique chapter would be where I would start – it looks fab! Love all of the designers and the finished quilt looks fanatastic!

    —Jeanette on April 13, 2017
  • I would plunge into applique! I did download some blocks and never sewed the but loved what I saw. Yay we have a book!

    —Mary Julg on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter and then the paper piecing section. I love making quilts and am on my eighth quilt top since the first of the year. I love all of your fun blocks and beautiful color choices.

    Rina Anderson on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork!!!! So that is definitely where I would probably start. So excited about this book and making the quilt. Wish I could have been part of the original see along!

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to work on this when I retire in two years. The story behind how this came together is wonderful!!

    —Chris Fox on April 13, 2017
  • I’d like to start with the embroidery chapter … I’ve done some embroidery, but I’d love to do more and the designs for the Splendid Sampler are perfect to start with!!

    —Lee on April 13, 2017
  • Have loved following the Splendid Sampler.

    —Christine Tomlins on April 13, 2017
  • I would do more of the embroidery blocks! I’m new to embroidery on quilt blocks and love ❤️ the cuteness factor that it brings to the blocks!

    —Kathy Saunders on April 13, 2017
  • This project really captured my imagination, but I knew that I couldn’t keep up with the Facebook group. I watched the progess of the group with amazement and jealousy. I was
    absolutely thrilled to find out there was a book coming and immediately went to Amazon to pre-order. I’m hoping to start this project very soon.

    —Risa Hoke on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork, always my favorite, but could use some tips.

    —Renee Welton on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork! Love scrappy patchwork…

    —Jan Alder on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery/applique blocks. I love to do hand work and like projects that I can to take me on the go.

    —Diane King on April 13, 2017
  • I haven’t done any paper piecing in a while so I might start with that…but it would be a hard decision! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway

    —Vicki Fox on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation-piecing chapter! Then I would read the book and make the blocks that jump out at me. Then I would start at the first page and make all the others. Thank you Pat and Jane for putting this project together.

    —Denise T Vinson on April 13, 2017
  • I’d try the foundation piecing. I’ve never been that good at it and want more practice to challenge myself

    —Michelle on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into embroidery, applique and patchwork.

    —Regina Magolski on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with applique’.

    —Dawn Davis on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!

    —Cindy Keysers on April 13, 2017
  • What can I say! It was and still is a wonderful learning experience, sewing in so many different ways. With all the hard work that went into the Splendid Sampler I want to thank each and everyone!

    —Laura Swensen on April 13, 2017
  • I have been collecting all of the patterns during this last year and have 20 blocks done. I plan to continue to sew them along with everyone else. I would go to the paper piecing chapter first. I did the dress block. I had never done this before but that was the "first" block I did out of the 100 blocks and is my favorite block so far. Thank you and God bless you both for all your hard but enjoyable work for all of us.

    —Donna Brown on April 13, 2017
  • Started with original, set it aside for two weddings and now ready to begin where I left off 😍

    —Leigh Hubbard on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing the blocks since the begining. I haven’t decided where I will stop. This has been so much fun. Thank you for these great prizes. I wouldn’t mind winning one.

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • I started my Splendid Sampler at the very beginning–and completed already! Looking forward to picking up the book at my favorite quilt shop.

    —Ginny Creese on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into an embroidery chapter because that’s where I need the most guidance and where I am the most uncomfortable in my skillet so I always make myself stick in the areas where I NEED to be. But I am laid up right now doing treatments and have NOTHING BUT TIME, so the whole book is calling to me! I need this. For my sanity!lol. It looks AWWWWESOME.

    —Kellie Warren on April 13, 2017
  • I will most definitely have to read the whole book first! Then most likely I’ll delve into the applique section. This is such a gorgeous sampler quilt!! So much to do and so much fun!! Thank you for this opportunity! 😊

    —Sharon Ernst on April 13, 2017
  • The applique section, want to learn this!

    —Tina Fink on April 13, 2017
  • Love embroidery, applique and patchwork would dive into that first.

    —Regina Magolski on April 13, 2017
  • I watched all of these blocks being posted and especially love the pencil block because I am a teacher. I would probably start with the paper piecing chapter. I love the precision of it.

    —Barb Mader on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with foundation paper piecing. I’m still learning and paper piecing is out of my comfort zone. Trying to increase my knowledge and quilting skill.

    —Linda Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • The patch work chapter and the articles on layout of the blocks. I have loved this wonderful experience.
    Thanks to all!

    —Judy Cagle on April 13, 2017
  • I would either start with the patchwork or paper piecing. I love the variations of the pattern I have seen on the FB page

    —Brandie on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along! Still behind but working on it. Well over half done now.

    —Carolyn on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with patchwork—unless,something else catches my eye first!

    —Karen B on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with embroidery. I have been following the Splendid Sampler since the start, but I only have block one done. Too many projects, not enough time.

    —Casey Sass on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork chapter. Love the finished quilts that I’ve seen.

    —Becky in Georgia on April 13, 2017
  • Hmmmmm…….embroidery will be first. Need some hand sewing for sitting outside after dinner in the beautiful spring weather.

    —Linda ludwig on April 13, 2017
  • paper piecing chapter

    —paula oleary on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork will be my starting point, followed by applique since I’m not real comfortable with it yet.

    —Beth Beard on April 13, 2017
  • I have been with the Splendettes since day one. Due to life and its unforeseen circumstances I’ve been unable to finish my blocks, but hope to one day. I continue to follow along with all the magnificently creative people that are on this journey with us. I look forward to seeing more and more finished quilts and of course Pat and Joan’s new baby, the book!

    —Darlene Knoph on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing chapter–I’ve only done that to make a tuffet andI am intrigued to try more.

    —Karen Christiansen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork.

    —lindamae on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into patchwork because that is what I’m familiar with, but would love to try that others to learn more techniques.

    —Anastasia Davis on April 13, 2017
  • I won’t just start with one, I will have several going at once! I love the diversity of all the blocks!

    —Wendy on April 13, 2017
  • I started last year but only did a few blocks and life got in the way.
    I will start with the patchwork and have my daughter do the embroidery (she loves it) so we can be doing a project together.

    —Kristy Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to win any of these wonderful give-aways. Thank you so much for offering them!

    Roseanne on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué chapter! I need a refresher!

    —Patti kelly on April 13, 2017
  • I have been here since the beginning. My blocks are all finished, but not quilted yet. I can’t wait to get my book (won’t be here till May I am informed). But the paper piecing has been my favorite. But each and every block was so much fun. Now I have favorites I want to do in other color ways. It’s been a great journey! Thank you Pat and Jane!

    —Debb on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working since the beginning. I got behind because of family issues. I have learned so much from this experience. Thank you or all of your hard work!

    —Robin Epps on April 13, 2017
  • I am in the mood to start an applique quilt so I probably would jump to that chapter to start. I have some new fabric that is waiting for the correct pattern.

    —Sylvia on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter. I followed along as the blocks were released.

    —Janice Stahl Martin on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork! I just started quilting and I love these blocks.

    —Debbie Bryant on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably go into the applique and then patchwork.

    —Diana on April 13, 2017
  • I started the Splendid Sampler at the beginning of the series. Unfortunately I only have 14 completed to date as
    we moved. The packing and moving took a long time. My reward though, will be to get back into the project while
    sitting at my new sewing room window looking at the lake we live next to.
    My favorite blocks so far are the paper pieced blocks.

    Chris

    —Chris Jensen on April 13, 2017
  • I love the Splendid Sampler. I want to start with the Patchwork Chapter and then to appliqué and Embroidery!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait to get started!!

    —Leiann Heid on April 13, 2017
  • Oh, I’d definitely start with the patchwork chapter! I love traditional blocks, so would find those first. And those fabrics look scrumptious!

    —Jennifer C on April 13, 2017
  • So hard to decide where I would start but I’d probably read the appliqué section first and then go back to the beginning of the book and work my way through.

    —Nancy Tulloch on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably try the appliqué section first as I’m try to teach myself appliqué. I would be great full for the book.
    Thank you

    —Heather Norris on April 13, 2017
  • My first love is patchwork! I have some blocks finished from last year but hope to get the rest done in the next year.

    —Brenda E. on April 13, 2017
  • I started last year and printed all your patterns I’m only half way the paper piecing is what I’ll be working on✂✂

    —Michelle on April 13, 2017
  • Would like to see appliqué chapter. I think it would be fun to do those blocks first!

    —Suzanne Melching on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the appliqué chapter first

    —Maria rivest on April 13, 2017
  • I have started and have done a few of each category, but my favorite is the patchwork blocks. I still have a long ways to go!

    —Vickie Elkins on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the applique chapter to sharpen my skills, then to the patchwork chapter. Can’t wait to get started. ❤

    —Brenda McCormack on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely dive into piecing. Blessings to you all.

    —Pam Bates on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with patchwork and work my way through

    —Cindi on April 13, 2017
  • I woul dive into the applique chapter!

    —Mary Crosby on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter. I had not done any applique until participating in the Solstice Challenge. Now, I’m hooked. I love it. I’m pretty new to quilting, so I’m looking forward to trying some of these new blocks. Thank you for sharing your work and projects.

    —Brenda Owens on April 13, 2017
  • I came back to quilting after many years of working and taking care of a needs child. Your diverse patterns has given me quilting confidence and I would definetely jump into foundation piecing.

    —Maureen Pettigrew on April 13, 2017
  • What a great give a way!!!!! I’ll start as soon as Summer Soltice is done!!!!

    —Debbie A Hamernick on April 13, 2017
  • I would study the paper foundation section first. Looking forward to getting this but someday.

    —Donna S. on April 13, 2017
  • As a new Quilter, I’ll read the whole book, but I would probably start with the patchwork chapter. I have learned so much since I have been following Pat Sloan’s Websites.

    —Linda Evans on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the paper piecing! Ready to start!!

    —Kathleen Hatfield on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing! What a great opportunity. Thank you!

    —Sandra Van Dusen on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the paper piecing….as I learn from online and this is the one thing that I have yet to attempt. I have watched videos, but never actually tried it yet. I also use clothes and sheets for material so winning new material to work with would be an absolute blessing. This sampler is absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on the new book!!!

    —Katherine Happle on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along – but missed a few blocks. My first adventure would be figuring out what I do and do not have! Don’t want this to become an orphan!!

    —Mitzi Bojar on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing and applique chapters…I really want to master these two techniques!

    —Susan Gelnett on April 13, 2017
  • It looks like total fun and I cannot wait until I finish the sampler…And I love seeing all the work from other quilters.

    —Cindy Stroud on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the appliqué chapter. That would challenge me to learn something new & break free from following the rules

    —Maureen Sopko on April 13, 2017
  • This is a hard question, as i tend to do things in order as it keeps me focused..but my favorite technique would be the applique and then hand embroidery. I will have to heavily ponder the foundation piecing as that is my least favorite. I’ll need lots of help on that. I think this is the 21st century "Dear Jane" kind of quilt. Hope to encourage my sewing sisters to join me on this adventure.

    —Theresa Kennedy on April 13, 2017
  • oooh, I think it would have to be the patchwork chapter….but then again, maybe the embroidery chapter…..no, maybe the applique….Oh, I don’t know…I would just look through and pick my favorite blocks, no matter what the technique, and do them in that order!

    Monique on April 13, 2017
  • I was thinking I would start with the patchwork section but I saw a picture of someone’s 100 Heart appliqué quilt and changed my mind. I am eager to learn different methods of creating quilts.

    —Robin Cochran Smith on April 13, 2017
  • Starting with patchwork here!

    —Ashley on April 13, 2017
  • I will be so exited to win one of these fantastic prizes! I’ll be checking the mail daily looking for my prize! When it comes, the first thing I will do is settle in my favorite chair and go thru the Splendid Sampler, page by page. I love patchwork; there is something so special about cutting up fabric and sewing it back together in a beautiful design! But as I pour over the book, I’m sure the embroidery section will call out to me. I’d love to add that dimension to my quilts. Each page of the Splendid Sampler will inspire my creativity!!

    —Kathy. Bradford on April 13, 2017
  • I plan to start with the Patchwork chapter and then maybe foundation piecing. This going to be so much fun.

    —Risë Biggs on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited to try the paper piecing. I started with the sampler when it first came out, but fell behind. I can’t wait to get started again.

    —Amanda Lindberg on April 13, 2017
  • I will start on page 1 and go thru the book in order! I’m SEW excited, I pre-ordered my book back in December!!!

    —Penny King on April 13, 2017
  • B. The Applique chapter. I ‘ve been sewing along, but I’m still waiting for the best day to start on applique 🙁

    —Anneke Emonts on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with my weak spot, foundation piecing. First though, I’ll go through the book in its entirety & enjoy the beautiful blocks that I salivated over during the past year!

    —Laurel on April 13, 2017
  • Enjoyed every block. I would start at page 1 to remember every week of creating my Sampler.

    —Suzzane Waid on April 13, 2017
  • I am just beginning to learn paper piecing so I would jump into that chapter right away, then again I am new to quilting and been admiring all the splendid blocks for awhile now so it all looks interesting and I would love to learn more

    —Eva Kelly on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with Patchwork❣

    —Debi Olson on April 13, 2017
  • Hello! I’ve already sewn about seven of the blocks. Each one is so unique
    My daughter-in-law hints each time she sees them that this will
    Be the quilt I gift her. I have to confess, this will be a hard one to give away.
    This Slendid Sampler Quilt is going to be a keeper!

    —Pat Braman on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with A – the patchwork chapter my favorite but then I need to learn paper piecing. I’ve tried and it hasn’t turned out well. Thanks for this opportunity. Looks like so much fun!

    —Marijo Warnick on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to learn paper piecing so I’m going to look at that chapter first.

    —Maggie VanBrunt on April 13, 2017
  • I have completed my top. I would sew the blocks as they came out. I am lucky to have a very understanding husband that allowed me to retire from working at a somewhat early age (47) and I have been sewing to keep my mind and hands busy. These blocks have really been a life saver for my sanity. And very inexpensive since I had used only scraps. The only fabric I had to buy was the background and backing. I had everything else. And I am ready to start on another one when it is up and running. I have loved each of the projects. The only ones I did not do is the English paper piecing. I have tried and just can not get it!

    —Sheri Obenland on April 13, 2017
  • I loved sewing all 100 blocks plus most of the bonus blocks last year. Have made a mini quilt with six blocks and am slowly assembling my quilt. Haven’t ordered the book yet but plan to. I want to make the fpp blocks again.

    —Elizabeth Davis on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a beginner so patchwork for sure. Thanks for letting us see your process!

    —Keri Lewis on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along – but missed a few blocks. My first bit of business would be figuring out what I am missing. I do not want this to become a UFO!

    —Mitzi Bojar on April 13, 2017
  • Loved doing the sew along, still have blocks to finish up,but I will get them done. You ladies are awesome, thanks for this great giveaway.

    —Anita Ezzell on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably dive right into the paper pieced blocks. I love the precise-ness of them but the pieced blocks well be close behind! I can’t wait to get a look at this book in person.

    —Robin Meyers on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork section! I followed along as the block patterns were debuted, but never got around to making any.

    —Linda in PA on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably look at the patchwork chapter first, if I don’t just read it cover to cover right away. 🙂

    —Sasha Farnsworth on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely dive into the applique section. I have been wanting to try applique and it could be next if I were to win a copy of your book.

    —Kathy Kemnington on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork and then on to the appliqué

    —Debbie Collins on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the foundation-piecing chapter first!

    —Gabrielle Fountain on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with appliqué.

    —Susan Holdeman on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter as that is where I am most comfortable.:)

    —Katrina on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with the applique chapter! My great grandmother used to love to applique a majority of her quilts and I would love to be half as good.

    —Kris Maitland on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely will start with applique! I’ve ordered but haven’t yet received.

    —Cynde on April 13, 2017
  • Oh I love it all but I really like the appliqués! This is so neat!

    —Terri Conner on April 13, 2017
  • Applique has always been my challenge, so that’s where I will be headed!

    —Terri Huffman on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll try the applique chapter first.

    —Beth B on April 13, 2017
  • I will read the appliqué chapter first! Try as I might I just can’t get it right. Recently I discovered Pat’svvideos and they’ve helped me tremendously in sharpening my basic piecing skills. Now I want to conquer appliqué! Thanks, Pat!

    —Donna Harrington on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter!

    —Jennifer Daniel on April 13, 2017
  • I love hand work so I may start with the embroidery but then I do have to piece the blocks first. Lol, anywhere that suits my fancy at the time!

    —Cris Salmon on April 13, 2017
  • I would do the embroidered blocks I love this quilt! Thank you!

    —Brenda Lowder on April 13, 2017
  • This is a hard question as i tend to do things in order which keeps me focused..but i love applique and hand embroidery so i would delve into those chapters right away. Foundation piecing would be my least favorite and know i would need lots of help with that. This is the 21st century "Dear Jane" kind of quilt and hope to get my sewing sisters to join me in the adventure!

    —Theresa Kennedy on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing!!! My passion and my love. I do plan to follow the sew along on the facebook page, but I may have to skip ahead a bit to do the paper piecing!!

    —Mary-Carol Sliter on April 13, 2017
  • Probably foundation piecing or patchwork, but I’ll probably change my mind several times over. I mostly want to gain more confidence and try new techniques.i

    —Becky on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been waiting for this book to come out…congrats to all! I would dive into the patchwork chapter first. But I wouldn’t hang out there too long, so I could enjoy every page of the book!

    —Kathy E. on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing for about 35 years and quilting for only a few. I’ve done Pat’s BOM for 2015 and quilting it by hand (not done yet). I love learning from Pat – I use her methods on other blocks. I would love to see what else Pat has come up with!

    —Pamela Cassidy on April 13, 2017
  • I m enjoying the soloist group ,so many ideas to follow and let’s me see more options to choose from, love all the ladies helping each other. pat and Jane you have amazing ideas you share with us,love it,I have more to learn, thank you

    —Karen Palmer on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork pattern is where I will start

    —Pam Miller on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué….love, love! My favorite thing to do. It relaxes me and never disappoints.

    —Gladys Gardiner on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along with 70 blocks complete. I love piecing, applique, and embroidery – paper piecing – not so much. Am looking forward to zeroing in on the paper (foundation) piecing section. At 79 hoping to prove that this old quilter can conquer this technique. This has been a wonderful journey and looking forward to following the adventure for another year. Thank you.

    —Donna RIDER on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork section and then the appliqué section would be next. This was such a wonderful concept and collaboration of the finest talent in the quilt world today.

    —Rita M on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork then embroidery

    —Jocelyn Cash on April 13, 2017
  • I’d dive into the patchwork or appliqué section first.

    —Aradria on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will flip through my book when it gets here and probably look at every single block and knowing me! I will pick my favorite and then I’ll find another favorite so I’ll do two at one time!!! I’m so excited!!

    —kathy peters on April 13, 2017
  • My book is soon to be delivered by Amazon – can’t wait! I’ll start with Appliqué blocks, then paper piecing then patchwork

    —Annelle on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation-piecing chapter. I haven’t done that yet and I want to give it a try.

    —Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • Haven’t gotten my book yet but can’t wait to start
    This great journey with all these women❤

    —Paula on April 13, 2017
  • I have made all 100 blocks and nearly 20 bonus blocks. I can’t wait to get the book, I may start all over!

    —Cynthia Jasper on April 13, 2017
  • I would start either with the patchwork or the embroidery.

    —Trudy Keller on April 13, 2017
  • b) The appliqué chapter — I have always wanted to learn to do this!

    —Kristine R. on April 13, 2017
  • I’d definitely devour the patchwork chapter first, followed by the one on applique.

    —Sherry Hart on April 13, 2017
  • I downloaded and printed off all the patterns, as they were introduced last year. I’m more of a traditional person, or paper piecer.

    Cheryl Parker on April 13, 2017
  • I think i will buy the book and jump into all of it lol, but patchwork is my love!! So that would probably be first!!

    —Becca on April 13, 2017
  • It will be straight to patchwork for me, just love it x

    —Kathy Kaiser on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working on the blocks the past year and have 110 finished. Now on to the sashing! If I win I want to read the book cover to cover!

    —Pam Atkins on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with thevEmbtoidery chapter. Handwork is my first love.

    —Pat K on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited to finally be able to do this sew along!!!
    I am going to dive into the applique chapter first so I can have some handwork to do while camping in our new 5th wheel.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Maria Hunter on April 13, 2017
  • The section i eould delve into excitedly is the appluque section first, then everything after that.

    —Sandy Rader on April 13, 2017
  • I WOULD LIKE TO START WITH THE FOUNDATION-PIECING CHAPTER.

    —REBECCA TUBELONIA on April 13, 2017
  • I am planning to start with a. Patchwork. I have loved seeing all the fabric choices.

    —Mary O. on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the patchwork section but skip around. The foundation piecing sort of scares me but I can’t wait to try it. I have followed along since the Splendid Sampler started on Facebook and have all of the patterns except number 100. I already ordered the book and the kindle edition Amazon and can’t wait to get started!

    —Mary Jayne anspach on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed a couple of the blocks with the rest of the group. Seeing as I was a new quilter,I stayed away from applique, so I’d start with those!

    —Celia Bergman on April 13, 2017
  • Oh!!! Probably the patchwork chapter first.

    —Siobhan Marshall on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué for sure. I adore appliqué. I love to do hand work as much as possible.

    —April Lopez on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with foundation piecing.

    —Martha Henrichs on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique chapter. Love doing applique.

    —Susan Houk on April 13, 2017
  • I would be checking the patchwork chapter first.

    —Pat R on April 13, 2017
  • I will be turning to the pieced chapter first so I can finish up with those blocks as I have been sewing along.

    —Rina on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been following along since the project started. Such wonderful stories and designs. Got through the first twenty-five or so and then life got in the way. Followed along for the inspiration.

    —John Scibran on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely patchwork, then applique

    —Sandra on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing! Have always wanted to try!!!

    —Sindy Green on April 13, 2017
  • Even though I have been following along I would start with paper piecing.

    —Nettie Oxford on April 13, 2017
  • I faithfully awaited and completed a lot of the Splendid Sampler blocks. Then, life got in the way So I am so anxious to get the book to do the final 30ish blocks!! I learned so many things and loved the challenge!

    —Peggy Forbeck on April 13, 2017
  • Haven’t had the time to start a new project yet, but I am trying to learn more about appliqué as its so beautiful!

    —Paula Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I am becoming fascinated by foundation piecing so I think I would
    Jump in there first!

    —Ruth Brooks on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué chapter

    —Gisele Létourneau on April 13, 2017
  • I just bought my first book on embroidery, so I think I would look at that section first. However, I would love to peruse ALL the sections and get inspired! Thanks for the opportunity to win such great prizes.

    —Darlene B on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    —Pauline Sawatsky on April 13, 2017
  • I loved the applique parts of this project, I would start there for sure!

    —Tammy on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué section first. I have really been getting into appliqué lately !

    —Pam Kanode on April 13, 2017
  • What a wonderful mix of options. Patchwork…here I come!

    —Rebecca on April 13, 2017
  • I would most definitely go to applique, since it’s my favorite. Although I am drawn to embroidery as well.

    —Denise Shroth on April 13, 2017
  • I will start on the applique chapter. I want to do the squirrel block first.

    —Christina Albers on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following since last year-already have six or seven blocks done before things kicked up I had to finish first….I will probably finish off the patchwork ones, as they are the easiest for me, then progress to the foundation pieced ones! I love the blocks and how they all look so different from person to person and it was such a gift for us quilters! thanks for a fun journey and I look forwards to continuing on learning new tricks!

    —suzie schroeder on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. Still have some to do before I finish & piece it all together. If I was to start all over, I think I would start in the embroidery chapter. This was new to be & I fell in love with embroidering! As a matter of fact, I recently went to a shop hop and bought quite a few kits that had embroidering in them. I love to sit in front on my tv at night and sew. It’s so relaxing! My new love! Piecing by day and embroidering by night! I am totally hooked thanks to the Splendid Sampler!!

    —Kristina Jaruwannakorn on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter!

    —Edwina Smith on April 13, 2017
  • Enjoyed many blocks. I would start with the patchwork and then move on to paper piecing.

    —Kay Inglett on April 13, 2017
  • I have completed the first sew along, but have decided to do it again, but will try to use different methods when possible on blocks. For example, needle turn for applique.

    —Pam on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patchwork chapter as that is what I like the most. Then would explore some of the other chapters to learn new things.

    —Peggy Poole on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along and have seen so many wonderful blocks.

    —Kathy h on April 13, 2017
  • I WOULD MIX IT UP SO YOU WON’T GET DISCOURAGED. I HAVE STARTED SOME OF THE BLOCKS.

    —Mindy Wolfe on April 13, 2017
  • I wanted to make the blocks when they first came out but other projects got in the way. I would start with the embroidery because it’s my least favorite to do, but love the finished work. That would give me incentive to push on to get to my favorite – foundation piecing. Thanks for all the wonderful designs.

    —Janie O on April 13, 2017
  • (a) The patchwork chapter. I’m always trying to better my skills!

    —Wanda Jorne on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter.

    —Amy on April 13, 2017
  • PATCHWORK!!!!!

    —jackie norwood on April 13, 2017
  • C as I am currently learning to paper piece.

    —Tess Miller on April 13, 2017
  • First I would look through the entire book and flag the things that call my name. Then I would look through again and pick something. Love to do embroidery and I do patchwork. Have been putting off foundation piecing but love what is possible doing it do would definitely do that too. Looks like an awesome book. Thanks for this opportunity

    —Robin on April 13, 2017
  • I love machine applique! Just finished my Splendid Sampler except for quilting it! I also love a giveaway!

    —Julie Shirk on April 13, 2017
  • My plan is simple – start on page one and work to the end. Im excited to get started!

    —Albany Walters on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along!! I will look at the paper piecing area first!!

    —Julie ORear on April 13, 2017
  • I love appliqué, so I would jump into that chapter first. Sign me up!

    Sheri Bennett on April 13, 2017
  • Am finishing up my blocks. Have about 5 left to do. Been a fun journey and have improved my piecing skills which is the main reason I started. I learned about starch and to go slow.
    Thank you for sharing your talent.

    —Jo Hamilton on April 13, 2017
  • I thinks I would start with the Applique chapter. This book has some really cute blocks. I hope that I am lucky enough to win a copy. Thanks so much!

    —Diane Dunder on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely begin with foundation piecing. I haven’t quilted in 30 years and I have so much to re-learn!

    —Jan on April 13, 2017
  • I have never been a fan of sampler quilts until I saw this book. I am a fan of foundation piecing so that is definitely the chapter I will have to look at first.

    —Cyndi on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter – although the entire book is simply The Best, I strongly want to venture in the embroidery chapter to add depth and dimension to the individual blocks.

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway

    —Barbara Long on April 13, 2017
  • I wouls start with the foundation piecing chapter. I have been sewing the sampler from the beginning. But, I learned so much with the foundation piecing, It was completely new to me, and I Love ❤️ it now.

    Teresa Kaltenheuser on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for putting in all this work to organize this fun way to quilt together and the show and tell. I have really enjoyed it. I have been sewing along this last year.

    —Stephanie Gjovig on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to try appliqué.

    —Merry Robinson on April 13, 2017
  • I always look at patchwork designs first. Then I will search for the cover’s "dress and spool" block (probably foundation pieced) as I want to do an entire quilt of it!

    —Marty on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the applique then the patchwork so much fun to be had.

    —Sherrie Conover on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably check out the appliqué section first, but the patchwork chapter will not be far behind. Looks like a great book.

    —Judy Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the beginning to learn it all!

    —Cheryl on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique, that will be my first chapter! The book looks amazing!

    —Terri Hoffacker on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation chapter. I’m always trying to better my skills.

    —Wanda Jorne on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing. That is the next area I want to expand my quilting skills in.

    —Tammy on April 13, 2017
  • I love all 4 methods so I would browse through the book drinking in page after page while savoring a big mug of hot coffee and I would choose to start with the blocks that jump off the page wanting the most attention. Oh what fun! It’s great inspiration to know there is also a group of like minded quilters out there to share it with.

    —Rita Nichols on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork or applique depending on my mood. What a wonderful collection of designs!

    —kathy on April 13, 2017
  • I would just start at #1 and keep on a goin! It is an amazing project!

    —Roanda bartley on April 13, 2017
  • I have always wanted to try foundation paper piecing but have never taken "the plunge" yet. If I win, this would maybe be the "gentle nudge" I need to take that step!

    —DanyseF on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning and see what catches my eye, then go over it again and again. It’s a great resource to ‘do it all’

    —JL Nicklas on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter…then go on to the applique…then work my way through the next chapters. They all sound great.

    —Nell on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the embroidery chapter. I really want to learn more about that and embellish the projects I give to my friends and family, making it extra special!

    —Evelyn L. on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along right from the beginning and had a blast! I challenged myself and learned new things and my skill level definitely improved! Thanks for the Splendid journey!!!

    —Andrea Hanlon on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork and then embroidery. I love EVERY design in this book and can’t wait to get started on my sampler!

    Kate on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. I joined in kind of late, so am looking forward to being more "regular" with my block making, when everyone has their books and we go for a second go-around!

    —Ellen Olson on April 13, 2017
  • Although I’d start with the patchwork designs, I really want to appliqué the "Sunday Best" bunny first!

    —Katherine K Morvay on April 13, 2017
  • I think my first chapter would be the foundation pieced one. I am on a paper piecing kick right now and this will fit in nicely.

    —Kim Light on April 13, 2017
  • Since I am a newer quilter, I’ll start at page one.

    Jan Altomare on April 13, 2017
  • These blocks are all Splendid 🙂 I’m starting with the applique chapter first. I have enjoyed seeing the designers working on all these blocks in their own fabric lines. Some beautiful looking blocks!

    —Loris Mills on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter, followed by the embroidery chapter.

    —Susan N. on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the patchwork kind of blocks and then work myself around to others. Cannot wait for my book to get here, although I have been told, that it is on a delay. That’s o.k. I have printed copies of all the blocks in a binder. Never done a sampler before and looking forward to getting started. This bill be a new experience for me.

    —Silvia Wright on April 13, 2017
  • I would most certainly start on the patchwork section. I’ve already done a few of the blocks but got a little derailed. Thanks for the great give away.

    —Robin Harrell on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Appliqué Chapter. Thank you for the chance to win this generous giveaway.

    —Joan M on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter, or the embroidery chapter.

    —Janette on April 13, 2017
  • I would jumpt into
    d) The embroidery chapter

    I’ve been following along and the embroidery has been sooo beautiful it has made me want to pick it up again.

    Monica R on April 13, 2017
  • I started to save each SS block as it came out but I got overwhelmed! I definitely want to have the book to guide me in making the Sampler…..Now to consider fabric genre and colorway….Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    Nann Hilyard on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t decide between the paper piecing chapter or stay with the patchwork chapter. I love doing both applique is my weak spot..so I will save it for last…lol.

    —LeAnn on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork and embroidery sections first. I have loved this quilt along, but 100 blocks was a bit much for me to keep up with. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to have a beautiful copy of this book. And a big thanks shout-out to all of the designers who made it possible. It’s an amazing project!!!

    —Carol Nolan on April 13, 2017
  • Just learning to quilt..to be able to learn new
    Blocks would be great fun

    —Nancy Burd on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the Patchwork chapter, followed by Applique.

    —Charl on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve made 2 quilts with the Splendid Sampler blocks.

    —Joanne on April 13, 2017
  • Have been sewing along since the beginning and am almost done, but would turn to the patchwork chapter first. Those blocks were my favourite and my techniques improved as we went along – would love to revisit some of them to maybe incorporate into another project.

    —Margaret Fox on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably begin with patchwork chapter
    Thankd

    Lisi on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery chapter

    —Lawana on April 13, 2017
  • That’s a tough question because they all look sooo interesting. But since I probably know least about it I would start with the foundation-piecing chapter.

    —Terry on April 13, 2017
  • Will start with the patchwork chapters to start!
    Amazing challenges by the designers.
    Thank you!

    —Ladora Pridham on April 13, 2017
  • I have been enjoying making this for my mother-in-law! It is challenging with all the little pieces. I would love to have the book so I can make again in the near future….Thank you Pat & Jane for all Splendid journey!

    —Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique to start with and then go on to learn more..

    —nancy mcclanahan on April 13, 2017
  • I love Sampler Quilts and so I look and want to do it ALL… But first love is patchwork so I will start there. I have saved some of the Splendid Blocks but the book will help me turn each page as I work!

    —Loretta on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to start with Patchwork but will probably go from start to finish. Excited! 😁

    —Lara Buchanan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing! I love building a block with this method, fun! Then I would absolutely move on to hand embroidery, been a long time since I’ve done hand embroidery need to take that up again and pass it on to my girls!

    —Marlene Schurhammer on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is usually first on my list.

    —Stephanie L. on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the Patchwork!

    —Lynda Laliberte on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique chapter first, as I am trying to improve my applique skills. Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

    —Liz Dyer on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will start with the applique section. This isn’t my strongest area.

    —Christi Parker on April 13, 2017
  • It will be the Patchwork blocks for me, for sure.

    —jan davis on April 13, 2017
  • I will finish up the patchwork and paper piecing that I did not get to while the blocks were being posted and then decide how to put them into a quilt of some sort.

    —Patricia on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —amy f on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my comfort zone so that is where I would start.

    —Loraine on April 13, 2017
  • Looking forwards to start another sew along will follow the weekly program this sampler will be for my daughter in law in her colors .My first Splendid Sampler was a scrap quilt .Love all the blocks and all the talent that went into making this a success a special thanks to Alyssa for all her videos Thanh you all

    —Phyllis on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the foundation piecing sampler first. It’s harder to find blocks to fit a project.

    —Debbie Eide on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to start with the applique chapter as that is so creative and interesting to me right now.

    —Sherry Neff on April 13, 2017
  • Have blocks to finish. Started dashing the blocks. So pretty. Ready for the book and starting again in May.
    Thanks Pat and Jane!

    —Betty on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the patchwork section and then the appliqué.

    —Karla on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the paper piecing. I’ve never tried a sampler quilt, but this has definitely inspired me.

    —kraftykc on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with (a) the Patchwork Chapter. I like to start at the beginning and work my way through methodically! I’m really looking forward to your gorgeous book!

    —Janette Worts on April 13, 2017
  • I have been with the project from the beginning and have downloaded every pattern but have not started making them yet. I hope to begin soon and may make them all 12″ instead of 6″. My "older" eyes don’t like making really small blocks. Also I do not enjoy hand work and will probably digitize all of the embroidery for my machine. I know this project was to encourage us to do new things but I know that I won’t do all that hand embroidery so why pretend! Thanks for all the patterns.

    —Cathy Hoover on April 13, 2017
  • I love the applique.

    —Linda Vargas on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork because that is what I am most comfortable with. That being said, it would be nice to try paper piecing or applique on one six inch block before diving into a whole quilt of bigger blocks–so this would be an opportunity to "sample" new techniques!

    —Jean on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the foundation-piecing chapter because that is a new skill I would like to learn.

    —Pat Morrill on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my first passion!💜💜

    —Anita Green on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter i need to work on my stitching.

    —julie on April 13, 2017
  • I would do my favorites first. This really looks like a fun book.

    Terri Maier on April 13, 2017
  • I will go to appliqué section first. I love appliqué! I have been sewing along some. Loved the designers designs! Thanks

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I think the foundation piecing Love all the blocks.

    Kim haynak on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!! Such great ideas.

    —annie johnson on April 13, 2017
  • What an incredibly beautiful quilt! I love all the different blocks.

    —Kellie Jones on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to turn to the patchwork chapter first.

    —Diana Vukonich on April 13, 2017
  • Although I’m sure it will be applique, I think my first block choice will most likely be based on the design itself. I do love a good applique but so many of these blocks have captured my attention. I can’t wait

    Barbara Jean on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a Splendid way to have a Splendid day! I loved the sew-a-long. I learned so much in this last year to last several lifetimes. When I get my book I will immediately look for block 100 because some how in my crazy life that it the only one I missed. You make all our dreams Splendid! Thanks for all the opportunities big and small.

    —Michele Cais on April 13, 2017
  • The Splendid Sampler looks like it wants to join my library and since I adore Patchwork challenges, that’s the first chapter I would dive into!

    —Joy B on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork.

    —Heather Radcliff on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the appliqué chapter for sure. Would love to learn more on stitches and the process.

    —LouAnn Mrotz on April 13, 2017
  • I am a beginner so would start at the beginning, still have so much to learn, I love patchwork!

    —Rachel on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve tried paper piecing but had a hard time. That’s where I’ll start.

    —Lona Haussman on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piercing

    —Kim Gosselin on April 13, 2017
  • I probably will start with the patchwork chapter, hopefully giving me confidence to then try one of the chapters for techniques I am not confident of doing. Time to teach this old dog some new tricks.

    —Deborah DeBerry on April 13, 2017
  • I will delve into the patchwork portion of the book first, but it all looks delicious to me!!

    —Tammy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve completed about 45 of the squares but then life got in the way. Looking forward to this new movement to get them finished. I’ve seen my skills improve during this project and thank you so much.

    —Jan t on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the Patchwork chapter. What fun!

    —Nina Rowan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Applique chapter, but it is hard to choose with so many fabulous blocks to do!

    —Sally Ann on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the first block in the book so as I would not get lost.

    —Betty on April 13, 2017
  • As a beginner, probably the patchwork first, followed by that paper pieced ball!

    —Judi Trayler on April 13, 2017
  • I am a "patchwork" kinda girl but do enjoy the others. Foundation would be number two though as you get great results once you get the hang of it!

    —Tonie Peterson on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter!!!!

    Debbie Parnell on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation paper piecing as I have had a little go and watched a bit on I tube and I enjoy it more than I thought I would.

    —Tracey Eastabrook on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter. It still amazes me how you can draw a simple shape and turn it into a piece of art with fabric.

    —Terry on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sampler and have about 60 blocks completed. Life got in the way so I need to finish the rest of them. I am coming around to applique. It was a struggle for me butmImkept working and finished those blocks. I will have tombuy the book since I didn’t download all of the patterns.

    —Nancy Barnes on April 13, 2017
  • I dont know how to foundation piece. I just can’t get it. So I think I might start there if there is a lot of how to. of course I thought applique was hard and started that with big pieces and I liked it.

    —Pamela Hancock on April 13, 2017
  • I already do a lot of patchwork and appliqué, so I think I might start with embroidery. I know how, and I used to do it a lot before I got into quilting. Can’t wait to combine the techniques!

    —Laurie Morgan on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork section! So much fun to look forward to!

    —Gretchen Cotterell on April 13, 2017
  • 1st the foundation piecing chapter

    —Debby Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • I THINK I WOULD BEGIN WITH PATCHWORK

    —Sharon Bushlack on April 13, 2017
  • I’m rather anal and orderly; so when I find myself with your book in my hand I will start at the beginning and work my way through it, one block at a time as they appear in the book, enjoying each and every step along the way!
    Thank you for bringing so many quilters on the Splendid Sampler journey. 😊

    —Angela on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery

    —Maria on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at the Patchwork Chapter and the Paper piecing chapter but pick out block by block the ones to start on! Wonderful giveaway !

    —Nancy Currier on April 13, 2017
  • I’d dive in to the appliqué chapter. I’ve don’t only a little and I find it a bit intimidating. I can’t wait to see the book 🙂

    —Shannon F on April 13, 2017
  • I am new to quilting would love to add this to my new hobby and passion

    Karen Harshman on April 13, 2017
  • Applique!! Absolutely love anything appliqué. But I love all the blocks and love seeing what everyone else around the world is doing with colours and creativity. It’s amazing how this activity has drawn together people from so many different countries.

    —Ginnie Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • That is a tough question. Probably the patchwork chapter. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing. Had good intentions of doing this quilt but got caught up with another quilt so didn’t get to this one. Hope this would motivate me to get started. Fingers crossed.

    —christine robinson on April 13, 2017
  • a) the patchwork chapter

    —Lori Isvik on April 13, 2017
  • D— I am loving embroidery right now and would dive into that chapter first ❤️.

    —Elizabeth metheney on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great giveaway.

    —Shirley on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork!

    —Sara Whitney on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter. I have been seeing this for months and would love to have the book!

    —Susan Stein on April 13, 2017
  • I started the Splendid Sampler before it got removed from the website. I’ve started the patchwork blocks and can’t wait to continue!

    —Amanda keefe on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a difficult choice, but I would start with Patchwork. That is my favorite.

    Bette on April 13, 2017
  • I love the look of applique, but rarely included it in my projects since I need more time and practice. So I’ll make the time and start there!

    —Janice Mc Laren on April 13, 2017
  • Since I cannot delve into all the chapters at the same time (no matter how much I try) . . . then into the Patchwork section I would dive!

    —Deb G. on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my absolute favorite type of sewing, followed by applique. It sure was fun to participate in the Splendid Sampler! Now to sew my blocks together into a quilt!!

    —Susan Stanton on April 13, 2017
  • I would do the applique.

    —Jeanne on April 13, 2017
  • The chapter that I will start with first is the patchwork chapter. Love this!

    —Connie Phillips on April 13, 2017
  • I really want to learn how to do foundation piecing so that’s the chapter I’d go to first! 🇨🇦

    —Faye on April 13, 2017
  • All the chapters sound wonderful! I would love to browse through the book and pick my summer project. All of the prizes would be a great addition to my sewing room.

    —Sara Bates on April 13, 2017
  • My blocks are finished so I am waiting to see what setting are in the book before I start setting mine.

    —Dolores Kettman on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the chapter tha has last block I was going to start before the sew along closed. I was a late comer to the fun and can’t wait to continue the journey. Have learned so much along the way.

    —Annie on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork, I think, but Applique is a close second.

    —Cindy Mizer on April 13, 2017
  • I am a retired grandmother from West Virginia. I have just
    Taken up quilting, which should be natural for
    me as both my mother and grandmother were quilters!
    Having a great time making tablerunners and tote bags but
    a bit intimadated trying a quilt. Your book looks like just what I need for
    Inspiration, a block at a time.
    My fingers are crossed!
    Thank you!

    —Susan Avery on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been doing patchwork and foundation piecing, so I think I’ll start with the embroidery chapter. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any embroidery by hand and starting small seems like the best way to get back into this creative handicraft!

    —EllenB on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with either the patchwork chapter or the applique chapter. (Or maybe the paper piecing or the embroidery chapter) LOL I’m just looking forward to seeing it all.

    —Millie Lloyd on April 13, 2017
  • I had intentions to play along but never did. I have never done applique before, so am interested in starting there.

    —Celeste B on April 13, 2017
  • I am loving all the patterns in the book! I am most looking forward to option A

    —Destiny. Dusosky on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with applique.

    —Mary Jane on April 13, 2017
  • I would start off with the embroidery chapter. I love adding embroidery blocks to my quilts!

    —Leslie on April 13, 2017
  • I started the journey with Pat last year when TSS began and have completed about 65 blocks. Before this journey, all I knew was piecing and now I have learned how to appliqué, paper piece and foundation paper piece. I have to say paper piecing is now one of my favorite forms of quilting. Also, I have learned so many tricks and trades of quilting from the splendid sampler community on Facebook and have been introduced to the coolest gadgets. Thank you for this wonderful experience!

    —Krystal Soyalp on April 13, 2017
  • I’m rather methodical, would start on page 01 and work my way through the various chapters.

    —Hedda Boon on April 13, 2017
  • Obviously I dive into the embroidery chapter but I would like to try paper piecing as well.

    —Marthese on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my favorite so I would begin there and then branch out!!

    —Barbara A on April 13, 2017
  • I n eed a new quilt on my bed—-I love patchwork–these would so much fun to make–Love this book

    Bea Donald on April 13, 2017
  • My first chapter would be the foundation piecing. I want to get back into that type of piecing and would find it most helpful.

    —Mary Volk on April 13, 2017
  • My favorite and the chapter i would start with would be the applique chapter.

    —Lora Garrison on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with either applique or patchwork. Thanks for the great give-away.

    —Carla on April 13, 2017
  • Good Morning,
    I would dive into the appliqué chapter because this is the area I haven’t really done much of.
    Thank you for entering me into the contest
    Kelly

    —kelly on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the patchwork chapter first and then the paper piecing chapter.

    —Carolyn on April 13, 2017
  • It will be an absolute toss up between Patchwork, Embroidery, and Appliqué because I love all three. Foundation-paper piecing? Meh – not so much.

    —Karen McLachlan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with Patchwork first! Looking forward to the total adventure–thank you! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Please!

    —Carolyn Van Petten on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the embroidery chapter first because I can embroider while I’m watching tv!

    —Colleen Brady on April 13, 2017
  • My top is complete. It has 122 blocks (11 x 11). I made all 100 regular blocks, several bonus blocks and some of my own design. I enjoyed all the techniques, but I guess I would say that patchwork blocks are my favourite, paper piecing are my least favourite, and appliqué and embroidery fall somewhere in between.

    —Mim on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably start 4 blocks at once-one from each chapter! That way I’d never get so tired of a block that I’d never finish it. I could just set it aside while I work on another block, and wouldn’t have to feel guilty for starting another project before the Splendid Samper was finished!

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • Most likely would stray with Patchwork.

    Willa on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a hard decision, but I think I would head for the patchwork first.

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter, just to establish the color scheme, then move on to foundation piecing, then applique and last but not least the embroidery chapter.

    —Sue Cahill on April 13, 2017
  • Starting at foundation piecing will be my trip into this sampler.

    —Bea on April 13, 2017
  • It would be hard to decide but probably either foundation piecing or patchwork.

    —Pam on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork chapter.

    —Allison R on April 13, 2017
  • Really excited about this new book! Isn’t it beautiful? Oh, can’t wait to start learning!

    —Elizabeth Edwards on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique chapter.

    —Teresa Fralwh on April 13, 2017
  • My favorite is appliqué. This looks like a great book.

    —Leah McCray on April 13, 2017
  • The applique, I love it but need help in that area.

    —Margaret Harvey on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork! Although I love the modern quilts, traditional quilts are my first love.

    —Betty Lerner on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve made some of the blocks over the past few months. I would dive into the foundation pieced chapter.

    —Betty Bradley on April 13, 2017
  • I would have a BIG problem on where to start with what. What a splendid thing you gals have come up with. Thanks again.

    Renee Tarpy on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!! Then the appliqué.🤓

    —Rachel. Crum on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork would be my first choice!

    —Mary M. on April 13, 2017
  • This book looks spectacular!! So many new things to try!! I would most likely begin with patchwork but I’ve been really excited to try my hand at applique. Oh the insanity and indecision of it all!! This would most certainly keep me entertained for the next 5 years or longer!! Thanks for the chance!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

    —cindy m on April 13, 2017
  • I’m working the embroidery and patchwork simultaneously. That way I have something for home and something portable. Thanks Pat&Jane

    —Colleen O'Hogan on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork. Hope I win!

    —Shirley Lewis on April 13, 2017
  • I want to learn the paper piecing so I would start there.

    —Jackie Lujan on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. I am about half way through all the blocks!! I can’t choose between applique and foundation paper piecing for the one I like the best!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

    —Jen F. on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique chapter.

    —Teresa Fraley on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter!

    —Sylvia Ward on April 13, 2017
  • I will enjoy the entire process, but have been anxious to do more applique. Sure hope I win.

    —Betty Mills on April 13, 2017
  • I am going to dive into the embroider chapter first. Just bought the book. Can’t wait.

    —Bonnie on April 13, 2017
  • This book is definitely on my list to add to my library. I will go for patchwork first!

    —Joyce Comfort on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the applique chapter….or maybe the patchwork chapter…oh sigh, I cant decide…they all sound interesting!!!!

    —Brenda Lowerison on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter but the appliqué chapter is what caught my eye months ago. I started and made 2 blocks so far!

    —Judy on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along but skipping the embroidery blocks. Maybe the book will get me into gear

    —Anastasia Frisby on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve only made a couple blocks so far which are patchwork but I’d probably try to work on the appliqué blocks which is my first love in quilting.

    —Bobbie Shields on April 13, 2017
  • I will work on all the embroidery blocks. I haven’t embroidered in years,but am loving it once again. Then I’ll alternate patchwork and paper piecing. What a fun project this has been!

    —Nancy Swift on April 13, 2017
  • It would be a toss up between a)patchwork or b)applique, but the patchwork would probably win!

    —Louise Warren on April 13, 2017
  • Of all the quilts I have completed, I am most proud of a large sampler that proudly covers one of my walls. It would be fun to recreate that sense of pride with a different color scheme and different designs.

    —Gail Muller on April 13, 2017
  • Sounds like it will be a sleepless night when I get the book devouring all the yummy ideas and I will start on the opening block!

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been making SS blocks since the beginning…and waiting for my copy of the book to arrive. When it arrives, I’ll be starting with the patchwork chapter and foundation/paper pieced blocks (and probably never touch embroidered blocks – embroidery is not in my wheelhouse. lol).

    —Susan B on April 13, 2017
  • Starting with the appliqué blocks👩🏻‍🌾

    —Karyn Meyreles on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork section first, but I really love to embellish the blocks I make. Have to have the blocks as the foundation for my work.

    —Judy Clark on April 13, 2017
  • Applique. Need lots of help with that!

    —Val on April 13, 2017
  • While most of my quilts are patchwork, I am drawn to the appliqué blocks shown in your article. I think I would go to that section first!

    —Pat on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, finishing about 35 blocks, but I’ve come to love embroidery and will start with that chapter.

    —Linda Nielson on April 13, 2017
  • I have already done some of the paper piecing blocks.

    —Debbie Camp on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter. That one might go the fastest. Love all the creativity put in by so many quilting enthusiasts.

    —Daniela M on April 13, 2017
  • I like to jump around. Sometime I need something to do in front of the TV and will do some embrodiery. Sometime I need something quick. Just depends on my mood and time.

    —Louise Haddon on April 13, 2017
  • I want to try them ALL !!! But I especially love appliqué.

    —Marilyn Goehl on April 13, 2017
  • Would drool over all he patterns and plan out the quilt. I love paper piecing so that would be where I would start.

    —Simone woodford on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait for the book and the embroidery chapter.

    Thanks
    Jodi

    —Jodi wolff on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork all he way 🙂

    —Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to see the appliqué chapter. Then I will venture into the piecing chapter. Lovely book!

    —Trina on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the very beginning. I love reading as well as sewing and I would have to read the book cover to back cover.

    —Wendy on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter.

    —BeckyR on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with appliqué

    —Annette buller on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter for sure. I have wanted to start some handwork.

    —Susan Robbins on April 13, 2017
  • I would have to choose the patchwork chapter. I am just a primitive gal at heart!

    —Margaret Hynes on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing is my favorite right now, that is where I would start

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • I love that all these blocks are in one GRAND Book. I would love to win it! If not I can see a purchase in my future.I would start with paper piecing.

    Sue on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with appliqué.

    —Annette buller on April 13, 2017
  • I would treasure each page! I have so much to learn 💖

    —Angela Pekar on April 13, 2017
  • Tengo los 100 bloques del Splendid Sampler mas 17 bloques bonus terminados. Ahora tengo q empezar a montar con la tecnica sashing y me encantaria tener un capitulo para saber acholcharlo. He disfrutado mucho durante mas d un año de este trabajo. Gracias a Pat y a todos los diseñadores x este maravilloso regalo

    Translation: I have 100 Splendid Sampler blocks plus 17 bonus blocks completed. Now I have to start the sashing technique and I would love to have a chapter to know how to do it. I have enjoyed a lot a year of this work. Thanks to Pat and all the designers x this wonderful gift

    —Ely Carrasquer on April 13, 2017
  • I already have my book. Started looking at the front and browsed to the back. I’d already started the blocks and look forward to proceeding. But will have to be in between the QOVs and gift quilts on the docket.

    —Darla Zimmer on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at all the chapters, find my favorite block and jump right in. I enjoy all of the techniques!

    —Janine on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, but started late in the game. I’m not really sure why, but I jumped in with the applique blocks first. I am only 8 blocks in, so I will sew along with them when they start the new round and hopefully will be able to keep up and finish – can’t wait!

    —Peggy on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since day one. I still have 8 blocks to finish. I plan to make several small quilts. I have already made a pillow for a friend I met through The Splendid Sampler and a wall hanging of sewing themed blocks for my sewing nook. I would love to win some awesome prizes!!! I have loved this journey and am thankful to Pat and Jane. I learned so many techniques and started living hand embroidery again.

    —Nancy Edwards on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along bit I’m WAY behind! I would start at the beginning…

    —Leslie Collins on April 13, 2017
  • I love it all, so I would probably start with a pencil block–so I’m assuming the patchwork chapter.

    —PurpleQuiltingLady on April 13, 2017
  • I’m loving the SS designs. I’verify done 8 squares. I would dive straight into the Applique chapter. I’d love to win this. It would be fabulosity, not to mention absolutely Splendid!!!! ♡♡♡

    —SHARON Wright on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with patchwork first, tnen go onto paper piecing.

    —Claire on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the patchwork blocks and then the paper piecing… oh what fun!

    —Vicky on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwoek Please!

    —Jane D Holbrook on April 13, 2017
  • Congrats on the publication of the book. I have been following along for months but have not started any blocks yet. I would likely dive into the pieced blocks first–I am most comfortable with those type.

    —Sarah Lewis on April 13, 2017
  • I will start right st the beginning… or follow along in the Facebook journey again. I thought I read that you were going to do it again with the book! I believe I’m signed up!

    —Debby on April 13, 2017
  • It’s so hard to choose. This book seems to have it all!! I love patchwork, applique, embroidery and would like to try foundation piecing again! So after checking out the whole book I would probably start with foundation piecing, just because i haven’t done that in such a long time, and then patchwork as that is my favorite to do. Splendid Sampler looks like a really fun book. Thanks for a chance to win any of the many wonderful prizes being offered. Carmen

    —Carmen Montmarquet on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork section and then move on to the embroidery section

    —Susan K on April 13, 2017
  • Enjoyed following Pat and Joan this past year! So far, I’ve made over half the blocks and would love seeing the layouts they’ve put in the book.

    —Kathy Bayer on April 13, 2017
  • b applique – I just love doing applique

    —Kathy Luehrs on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork first, then I’d move into appliqué. I would use all fresh, modern fabrics. Such a beautiful book!

    —Kathiann on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter, I just haven’t figured that out on my own..

    —Kathleen Ernst on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the beginning and have finished about 70 blocks. I have learned so much. It has been a very splendid journey!

    —Etta F on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork first

    —Monique on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the embroidery section. They are all so lovely and I fell behind on them during the sew along. Can’t wait to see the book.

    —Dorothy Bendick on April 13, 2017
  • Since I’m not as comfortable with paper piecing I think I’d start there and conquer that fear.

    Margene Cook on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter, I am new to quilting and met Pat Sloan at the Chambersburg Guild when she came to speak. What a wonderful speaker. Would love to have the book to begin quilting with Pat Sloan!

    —Tammy Snyder on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery! Just re-discoved embroidery.

    —Marilyn Podoll on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork or Embroidery, can’t decide!

    —Martha Wilson on April 13, 2017
  • LOVED the Splendid Sampler. Learned lots. I would do the paper piecing for sure.

    —Terry on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into d) The embroidery chapter. And then devour the rest with enthusiasm.

    —Wendi Morris on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning and work my way to the end. Would love to win this book. Thanks for all your work on this project. What a great idea!!

    —Margret Berg on April 13, 2017
  • Oh I don’t know where I’d start, but I know I would never stop! Love all the blocks!

    Suzie on April 13, 2017
  • I think I enjoy reading "how to do it" more than doing it. I usually start in the beginning so my vote is a) The patchwork chapter

    —Angie Little on April 13, 2017
  • I started following from the beginning but was in a bad place and did not actually start working on it til this summer. I want to get into the paper piecing because it creates so many beautiful blocks that would not happen by piecing. Thank you Pat and Jan for coming up with the Issa and for all the many hours of work organizing this.

    —Val Holmes on April 13, 2017
  • My splendid sampler is 63 squares and to the flimsy stage. My young grandchildren love to pick out their favorite blocks. I absolutely love my almost finished quilt, my favorite squares being the patchwork ones. I learnt new skills and have since started a epp quilt. Love,love,loved the project! Thanks.

    —Kate on April 13, 2017
  • I think would probably have a hard time picking ….so many beautiful choices. I am most familiar with patchwork so I think I would begin with that.

    —Pamela on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter because while I’m pokay with the other techniques patchwork and piecing is my favorite!
    And yes, I’ve started the sampler but didn’t finish it.

    —Hildy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing all along. I’m still working on finishing up a last few blocks but I would love too have the book all bound and pretty.

    —Angela Clifford on April 13, 2017
  • I am behind in my blocks but I love the variety of techniques. I would love to win the book. Thanks again to Pat and Jane and all the other designers for a fantastic journey.

    —Jacqueline Durk on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork…My favorite, but I’m sure I would also be intrigued by the embroidery. What a wonderful project!

    —Tammy Jewkes on April 13, 2017
  • I will go to the paper piecing first, as this is a new process for me. Such beautiful blocks, would love to be able to make them all!

    Susie Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork then paper piecing

    —Candy Taylor on April 13, 2017
  • Oh my gosh! Do I have to choose….. it would be the patchwork chapter then the applique 😊

    —Jennie Jones on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to take a little from each section and just have fun learning new blocks and techniques.

    —Bonita scruggs on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to start every chapter. They all sound great. But since I have to choose I would start with the paper piecing.

    —Libby Aks on April 13, 2017
  • A. I love patchwork quilts & would start there. Next I would go to the embroidery section since I want to start doing it again.

    —Kelli Marshall on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t just pick 1. I would love to dive into all 4. I would love to win this. Thanks, Sherrie

    —Sherrie Pruitt on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably check out the pieced blocks first. I have been following the blocks over the last year but not started doing them.

    —Peggy on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the embroidery section. Putting several skills in a quilt always makes it more interesting.

    —Rosalene graham on April 13, 2017
  • Lots of new things to learn.

    —Judy clay on April 13, 2017
  • As soon as I receive my book, I am going to start on the applique section.

    —Diane on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning and look at each lovely page. But I would go more slowly through b), the applique chapter. I love to do applique work, both hand and machine.

    —Lin H on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive back in to the embroidery section. I have 70 blocks complete and had never done any embroidery and now I just love it and can’t wait to learn more. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful prizes and especially the book! 🙂

    —Holly Nielson on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter. I just started a self imposed refresher on stitching and would love a new book ,

    —Jeannette on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the applique chapter. That is my favorite part of quilting.

    —Mariane Maes on April 13, 2017
  • D for me, but I was disappointed to hear that my supplier, (has been pre ordered) will not be able to send this book out until May! Is someone trying to tell me something, perhaps I should give the project up. Winning a prize book would be a way out for me!

    —Liz on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery chapter, I am so excited that there is an embroidery chapter!

    —JessicaT on April 13, 2017
  • I like patchwork, but i Think i start with nummer 1
    Thank you

    —Djoekie on April 13, 2017
  • The paper piecing chapter is where I would start because I have yet to learn how to do it. But actually all the chapters excite me.

    —Libby Aks on April 13, 2017
  • I have enjoyed your books and quilts for many years and will continue to do so.

    —Joanne bryan on April 13, 2017
  • I did most of the sew along and I came to love foundation piecing, so that is the chapter I will dive into first! Loved every block I have sewn so far!

    —Susan Roy on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the Applique. It’s my favorite thing, both fusible or needle turn. I love Anne Sutton’s block. Next I would go for Embroidery (hand only) and then on to the Patchwork. foundation piecing would be my least favorite, so I would enjoy the practice with this book.

    Barbara Theriault on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along as much as possible. I’m still recovering from an accident,which has slowed my down alot. I love applique, I would love the book so I can do the blocks I missed. I’ve been trying to get the bonus blocks completed while they are available. Thank you for a wonderful project, I’ve loved the sharing.

    —Dorothy Le on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump in and swim to the patchwork chapter first! Then I would side-stroke over to the embroidery bouy (chapter), followed by a breast stroke to the embroidery bouy. Finally I’d do the American Crawl to the paper piecing bouy and enjoy the entire swim! What a fun day in the sun it will be, and knowing I have a life jacket with Pat and Jane’s skill and knowledge means I might actually dive in rather than jump in!

    —Sharon Linders on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’d start with the foundation piecing. because that bird catches my eye!

    —Mary Jane Plemons on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the applique’ chapter! That bunny is too cute!
    Thanks for the opportunities to win some wonderful prizes!

    —Jetta on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork quilting. But I love the variety of the entire list. hope I win.

    —martha cook on April 13, 2017
  • I made all 100 Splendid Sampler blocks this year. I’ve been quilting since I was a child, but this was my first online quilt- along. It was so much fun! I would love to remake some of the blocks in the piecing section of the new book.

    —Kristin Duke on April 13, 2017
  • Why the patchwork chapter, of course!
    Thanks for a chance to win

    Tammy Penley on April 13, 2017
  • I did begin this journey at the very beginning and completed about 50 blocks until August last year when a busy life took over. I’m sorting things so I can begin the journey again with the book – lucky me to get another chance to sew along again. I have to say I had never done foundation piecing and I know my first block back to begin again will be the foundation pieced spool thread block – I may just go to my fabric now and start pulling some colours together ready to start again.

    —Carol Markham on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along and enjoy looking at everyone’s work. I Would start from page 1.

    —Angela Siegert on April 13, 2017
  • How exciting to learn about the 100 Block Splendid Sampler quilt and the facebook page. I will be signing up for Pat and Jane newsletter right after I send these comments.
    The first chapter I would go to in the book is b. The Appliqué Chapter. I am with Jane, Anne Sutton’s bunny, Sunday Best, has stollen my heart.
    It would be so much fun to win a couple of this book.
    Barbara

    —Barbara Niekerk on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué chapter first!

    Sally A. on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork blocks will be the first I start to make, then rotating the choice between the other blocks so I have ‘handwork’ for the evenings. What a delightful collection of designs in the book! Thanks for offering them for a giveaway.

    Janine W. on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’d start with the foundation piecing, because that bird catches my eye!

    —Mary Jane Plemons on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation Piecing

    —Diane on April 13, 2017
  • I took the journey, times 2! I made 2 blocks every time they came out and am now putting them together for quilts for my twin daughters birthdays. As a beginning quilter I learned so much and couldn’t wait for the next blocks to come out. It was a fun, challenging and educational experience.

    —Linda Phillips on April 13, 2017
  • So hard to choose – but probably the patchwork first. Would absolutely love to win this. Thank you.

    Debra Ellis on April 13, 2017
  • Winning would be such a wonderful fun event. It would mean that I was lucky enough to get patterns from such great designers!!!! Splendid Samlple would help me get over my ‘non-enjoyment’ of applique!!! PLEASE!

    Jackie Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my favorite so I would start there.

    —Jean Myers on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning and work through. I love all the blocks.

    —Pala Klein on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with patchwork, because I am more comfortable with that, but am looking forward to learning more about applique, too!

    —eileen on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following, but not sewing at this time, and I will start at the beginning, but sneak away to the foundation piecing. Thanks

    —Connie German on April 13, 2017
  • I will be interested in the embroidery chapter as that is something I have little to no experience with!!

    —Debby Sales Hames on April 13, 2017
  • I am looking forward to doing many of these blocks, they are soooo cute! Pat Sloan has taken my quilting to a whole other level with her quilting challenges and I know this book will help me grow even more.

    —Barb on April 13, 2017
  • I have had so much fun stitching the 6 inch blocks. I started on block 1 using the scraps from all of my reproduction quilts. I moved on to a couple of applique blocks. They are so quick to stitch and yet each block is different. Several of my friends have adding hand embroidery to each block and that is just amazing. I think I am going to do the same to a few of the blocks. This is going to be an amazing keepsake and I am just using scraps from reproduction quilts. So I am getting a "free" quilt from. This project is energizing and can be done along with another quilt. I can’t thank Pat Sloan enough for thinking of this. She undertook designing a quilt everyone at every skill level can successfully make and the feel they are taking a class.

    Lynda

    —Lynda Smolarek on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork chapter!

    —Rebecca Pratt on April 13, 2017
  • So fun! I would probably start with the patchwork chapter! Thank you ladies!

    —Gina Scrivener on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation piecing, since it is my favorite way to make quilt blocks. Then look at the rest of the amazing blocks. Thank you for this awesome give away!

    —Karen Halliburton on April 13, 2017
  • Love love love these. Would love to win.

    —Jeanette Wesson on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation work would be my starting point….then applique

    —Carole Behlke on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the applique chapter. I have the fabrics chosen, just need to get started.

    —Eugenia Emert on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along and would love the book to do the blocks I missed out on!!!

    —Debbie Booth on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along in the beginning, but "life got busy" with my six little grandchildren, so I pre-bought the book on Amazon! I will pick up where I left off on block 15. I have enjoyed following everyone’s progress and the beautiful quilts. Thank you!!

    —Shirlee Peterson on April 13, 2017
  • I would just spend time looking at this wonderful and exciting book first. Then I would dive into the patchwork chapter and then make my way through the rest of the chapters. This has been such a challenging experience learning about each of these blocks. What a great way to learn from such talented ladies. This was worth more to us than we will ever experience again. Thank you all so very much.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    —Sandra Timmons on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited… I will actually continue where I left off when I started with y’all online. I have 54 blocks done so I will pick up from there!

    —Angie Weldon on April 13, 2017
  • It would be hard to decide what to do first! I think I would try the appliqué blocks first. Can’t wait!

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • I have been with you since you started with the blocks. Have done many, but lots more to go. I just love the variety of blocks and sewing techniques. Thanks for putting this all together. It’s a fun journey.

    —Peggy Elkins on April 13, 2017
  • I haven’t done much embroidery lately, so I might look at that first. Thanks for the great giveaway. I enjoyed following along as the blocks were revealed.

    —Kathie L on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter, I have been sewing along, need lots more time to finish but loving the challenge.. thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    —janene nelson on April 13, 2017
  • I would definately start with some appliqué blocks as it is something I have only touched on and am anxious to do more.

    —Pat nearing on April 13, 2017
  • I have always been a starter and not much of a finisher but with this project, I have stayed up to date and my top was finished yesterday. I have learned so much and have enjoyed meeting the Splenderettes. Thank you! Thank you!

    —Chris Day on April 13, 2017
  • I will be dividing into the applique and embroidery chapters. Thank you for the opportunity to win 😊

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • Most likely I’d start with the foundation piecing. The entire book looks like there would be many opportunities for charity quilts!

    —MK on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork. But truth is I think it’ll be hard to pick just one! Thanks Pat for being so caring and TALENTED.

    —Sharon L Borko on April 13, 2017
  • This is on my list quilts to do. I just joined Pat’s group a few months back and I am have a wonderful time and learning so much. I love that everyone is so helpful and nice. I would love this book.

    —Deb derogee on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive right into the Patchwork chapter, of course, but the whole book looks exciting!

    —Mary P on April 13, 2017
  • Applique is on my mind – I’ve been watching this since the beginning, and have been saving pennies for the book!

    It’s impossible to pick one block, it’s like picking your favorite child!

    —Cindy Brown on April 13, 2017
  • I am still in the process of finishing the Splendid Sampler sew along from 2016 I’m so behind but not! I love all the blocks but have really had a lot of medical problems that has set me back but I am better now and will finish this journey slowly but will finish! 😉 thanks for the chance to win this giveaway! I would love to win.

    —Debra Ingle on April 13, 2017
  • WHAT!! I am so excited for this book!! I’d start with patchwork, but only because my applique and embroidery skills are awful right now. Hopefully this book will fix that 🙂

    Courtney Wikowsky on April 13, 2017
  • I would look thru the whole book first and would probably start with The Embroidery. I like embroidery and quilting together.

    —Sandra Allison on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork section. I’d work from my least favorite technique, saving my favorites to the end.

    —Mim on April 13, 2017
  • Probably hit the patchwork chapter first followed by the foundation piecing. Thank you!

    —Norie on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into embroidery first then appliqué

    Chris sturm on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with applique and make a couple of favourites. Then I would mix it up.

    —MoeWest on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter. I have done very little and want to learn more. I enjoy a challenge.

    —Sandra VanWormer on April 13, 2017
  • I want to the patchwork part first!😊✂️

    —Lani on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably work on embroidery section….and utilize some of the patterns I already downloaded and start working on them….My life got busy and I just need to build my skills with the various blocks that were so beautifully designed.., I love all the pictures that everyone has posted along the way.., Thank you

    —Anna Ward on April 13, 2017
  • I am patiently waiting for my book! Probably begin with page 1 so I don’t miss anything!

    —Mary Punneo on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork patterns.

    —AS on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing…..my favorite!

    —Barbara Burkhalter on April 13, 2017
  • I would first look through the book page by page then start at the beginning.

    —April O on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with paper piecing as it turns out perfect and is fun to work with! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and it has been fun following along all year!

    —Patrice Wiesner on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the a patchwork chapter, my favorite.

    —JULIE Hensler on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation paper piecing or possibly the chapter on embroidery

    —Jo Ann Lawrence on April 13, 2017
  • I would check out the paper piecing chapter first because would love to start that.

    —Julie Averill on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing chapter. it is something I have wanted to master for a long time.!

    —Lois on April 13, 2017
  • I’m so excited! I’ve followed along from the beginning last year, capturing every block and bonus block as it was released, but was unable to actually sew any. I’ve been admiring all the work pictured by so many wonderful and creative people. I’m starting right at the beginning with block 1 and may do two or more blocks.

    —Pamela Kish on April 13, 2017
  • I started the blocks and then lost the blocks if you can imagine that!! So that brought me to a halt but i know i put them in a special place somewhere and they will surface! I bought the e-book yesterday as I love the quilt everyone has been making!! My favourites are the pieced blocks!

    —Marilyn Wilson on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely would be the foundation paper piecing chapter!
    Such fun! Thanks for the generous giveaway offer!

    —Denise Penn on April 13, 2017
  • Most definitely – the embroidery chapter! Mom taught me simple surface embroidery when I was a much younger girl than I am now. She always had some type of stitching in her hands throughout the day. As a young adult, she introduced me to advanced stitching with a tuition to the Callaway Gardens stitching school. I was a member of the EPA for years when I lived in Miami but when I moved to the western NC mtns, there was no local EGA chapter so I switched to quilting as my creative outlet. Okay – long story as answer to your question – I have never lost my love of embroidery and would like to incorporate it into quilting.

    —Kathy waters on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to start with paper piecing chapter. It is something I have wanted to learn for a long time!

    —Lois on April 13, 2017
  • Still working on mine. Such a great opportunity to learn.

    —Debbie Wheeler on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter !

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the embriodery chapter. I saw the square with the glove and fell in love!

    —Tracy Schille on April 13, 2017
  • I started the project when it was introduced but unable to keep up with the weekly blocks due to a busy life, would love to be able to finish the quilt at my own speed and have all the information condensed into a beautiful book to follow.!

    —Lina on April 13, 2017
  • Gotta be applique. It’s my fav!

    —Sheila Craft on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with embroidery probably but it all depends on which block calls to me first!

    —Gloria Foley on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been doing the splendid sampler from the beginning. I’ve loved every step.
    If I was going to pick a chapter now it would be the embroidery. I was very apprehensive at first but I loved every one.

    —Stacy Wood on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along and made a mini wall quilt with some of the blocks. This was a fun group.

    —Marilyn Rogez on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve already been sewing along but got behind, so ordered the book. I’m going to do all the patchwork ones first. Glad I can keep going on the Splendid Sampler at my own pace.

    —Joy Dickson on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery chapter first Then on to paper piecing

    —Terri belote on April 13, 2017
  • I started this project from the beginning. Sometimes it was hard to make the 2 blocks a week, but because the blocks are small it was easy to catch up. Almost all the blocks are done except for the embroidered ones. I enjoyed working on the techniques that I don’t often do.

    —Chris on April 13, 2017
  • I completed 2 quilts this past year. I loved it so much, I plan to do another one. This time I plan to do the same block the group is doing (while they are doing it). The challenge will be to not jump ahead to my favorites 🙂

    —Joan Adams on April 13, 2017
  • I love hand embroidery….I’d look at all the blocks, but probably start with embroidery first!

    —Hallie on April 13, 2017
  • I want to get better at applique so I would choose that chapter

    —Shirlee Gallagher on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the foundation piecing section. I want to learn to do that better and this will be a great place to begin.

    —Peggy Jenkins on April 13, 2017
  • Sicuramente fondazione-riattacco capitolo!!! Spero di vincere, grazie per il giveway!!!!

    Translation: Surely the foundation-piecing chapter!!! I hope to win, thanks for giveaway!!!!

    —m on April 13, 2017
  • I will be looking at the patchwork section first. Having fun seeing all the different blocks and fabric choices on the blog.

    —Gwynette in NW Arkansas on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery, so relaxing! What a fun year seeing the new blocks each week, pacing myself and choosing fabric. So great to see what others came up with for color choices. A wonderful group of designers.

    —Catherine Stiele on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué Chapter

    —Vickie Nelson on April 13, 2017
  • Applique is my forte.

    Judy Garling on April 13, 2017
  • I will first scan the whole book, looking for designs that catch my eye

    —Elaine Atwood on April 13, 2017
  • Probably start at the first page, but as I have done all the blocks , when my book arrives, I probably with go to foundation piecing, as I enjoyed those block and would like to do some repeats ……

    —Jennifer on April 13, 2017
  • I started at the beginning and loved every block. If I were to start again it would be the embroidery. I was so apprehensive At first but I really enjoyed it once I started.
    It was an awesome experience

    —Stacy Wood on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork first as that is my favorite part of the quilting process.

    —Izzy P on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing

    —Penny R on April 13, 2017
  • What a nice giveaway!

    I made several blocks from the quilt along … and enjoyed them all. My most favorite part of the process was opening the pdf file for each pattern and reading the designer’s intro notes about the block. Such wonderful stories! My second favorite part was choosing the fabrics for each block – so much fun color and pattern play.

    Thanks for this great idea!

    🙂 Linda

    —linda schiffer on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably do sets of 10, starting with some applique blocks then patchwork,embroidery and paper pieced. This allows me to go from hand work and then to machine.

    —Barbara Briggs on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter and then the embroidery. These are areas I want more practice in.

    —Shannon McPherson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the first block in the book and then try one from each chapter and keep mixing it up. Variety is the spice of life. If I try 1 a week I should finish in 2 years?

    —Phylis Arechuk on April 13, 2017
  • I love seeing all the lovely progress of the sampler blocks I am seeing everywhere! I am a beginner in quilting and would love to win one of these amazing giveaway to help me start my adventure in the splendid sampler community!

    —Sherrie Morgan on April 13, 2017
  • c) The foundation-piecing chapter. I’ve always wanted to try paper piecing.

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • i would start with applique and choose patterns i could do in wool like the pincushion.

    —carolyn montgomery on April 13, 2017
  • I would say patchwork but dream about appliqué, paper piecing! I started quilting in the 80’s but have been a Sunday quilter for many years due to work schedules. Amazing prizes! Thanks for opportunity!

    —Marlene Miller on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery section and then the applique and then the rest.

    —c krutzfeldt on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter. I am a newbie in this area and currently I crave everything embroidery. I see it everywhere. In fact it was through Jacquelynne Steves blog which got me onto The Splendid Sampler new letters.

    —JaniceCarole on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter. Excited for the opportunity to win a prize.

    Sandie Hrycyk on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to work on the applique chapter. Developing characters and a storyline to my quilts through applique would be fun!

    —Judy L on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along…too is finished and percolating ideas for quilting my wide orders! It has been a fun year of stitching and new friendship.

    —Jenny Johnston on April 13, 2017
  • B first followed by D. Thanks for this giveaway!

    —Virgi on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué first. I need inspiration to finish as I started this quilt along and holidays got in the way and I am missing several blocks

    —Linda Mill on April 13, 2017
  • I actually did them in order of patchwork, appliqué, embroidered and paper piece. I am still learning and still have a few of the embroidery ones to do along with the paper pieced ones. I am now down to about 20 to do..I loved learning more about quilting as this has been a new discovery for me. I had only just started when this challenge came out so it was and is still a learn as you go process. Learning new techniques was why I joined and it has created some awesome memories as I created my blocks.

    —Sherri Palfrey on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the embroidery. I embroidered a bit years ago and the embroidered blocks in the sampler have brought me back to it.

    Sherry on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery chapter. So many fun possibilities with each block!

    —Lorna Sutton on April 13, 2017
  • I will continue working on the patchwork blocks I love and tackle the embroidery after my knee surgery the end of April. I love this project

    —Linda Evers on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably start with the embroidery chapter.

    —Carol W on April 13, 2017
  • I already did most all of the pieced blocks so I would start with the paper piecing chapter, haven’t made any of those yet.

    —Janna on April 13, 2017
  • Always start with Embroidery , a little bit quickly gives a sense of happy, and motivation to tackle the more complex and time intensive. Pretty soon much is done.!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —carol d. on April 13, 2017
  • The pieces block section but love them all

    —Joan jarrett on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my favorite, but they’re all inspiring.

    —Ava on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on page one and work my way through.

    —Margo Carpenter on April 13, 2017
  • I started the Splendid Sampler last year but got slowed down by my choice of fabrics. Some of the prints were too large for the 6 inch blocks. I can’t wait to give it another try with another fabric collection. I love the blocks with embroidery.

    —Liz F. on April 13, 2017
  • I have sewn some of the blocks as they were released online, but there are many more that I would like to do!

    —Maureen Haynes on April 13, 2017
  • Ooh, it’s hard to choose where to start. I would likely start with patchwork, and then to foundation piecing and then to applique blocks. Embroidery is my weak spot so I would pricrastinate on those blocks.

    —Colleen on April 13, 2017
  • It would be difficult to choose just one place to start! But, I would begin with the patchwork, then embroidery and work my way through the entire book. Love all the designs !

    —Mary Beth on April 13, 2017
  • All the blocks look like fun so it will be hard to choose which to do first but probably patchwork since that’s what I’m most familiar with. Looking forward to some applique too.

    —Diane Haun on April 13, 2017
  • Have been following since the beginning and really enjoyed the journey.
    I will start with the paper piecing chapter. I missed the last two weeks and hope to be a winner to complete my collection.

    —Ginnie Brown on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation-piecing chapter ❤

    —Amarilis Frontanes on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with appliqué…..thanks!

    —Cheryl Cooley on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter will be where I head first. I love embroidery in quilts!

    —Suzanne on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the applique chapter. Can’t wait!

    —DeniseD on April 13, 2017
  • Would LOVE to be one of the winners! When the blocks were being posted I very carefully saved each one of them, only to have them accidentally erased from my computer!🙄 I’m wanting to do the sampler this summer!

    —Randi Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely dive into (B) The Applique Chapter, followed closely by Patchwork. I love all things applique! I love your Splendid Sampler. Thank you so much for sharing the lovely blocks over the past months.

    —Karen Mitchell on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely go to the applique blocks first!

    —Jan Munagian on April 13, 2017
  • Hand embroidery, appliqué, patchwork,….I love them all. This will keep me busy for awhile!

    Judy A on April 13, 2017
  • I always love your appliqué!! I plan to start there!

    —Jennifer on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery as I’m not very good and need to look at directions!

    —Judy Purvis on April 13, 2017
  • I love adding embroidery to the blocks so would dive right in. I love sampler quilts

    —Barbara lotthammer on April 13, 2017
  • I am new to quilting & have only done patchwork so far but would love to try Applique. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book.

    —Allison Eland on April 13, 2017
  • Will dive into page one and just let it all soak in. I LOVE patchwork, applique’, and embroidery… and am very anxious to learn foundation piecing. Would love to add this book to my Pat Sloan library! ❤️

    —Deborah Weiers on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve followed along but have not made any of the blocks yet. I’m looking forward to the appliqué and embroidery blocks the most because they are so whimsical. They make me smile!

    —Loretta Waterman on April 13, 2017
  • i would start with applique and pick ones i can do in wool like the pincushion.

    —carolyn montgomery on April 13, 2017
  • I would go straight to paper foundation. The other areas are also important to any quilter for one never stops learning. Quilting ideas are always a welcome.

    —Sheila Ivany on April 13, 2017
  • Oh I love the look f the book. I’m so excited to learn more. I would love to start with the patchwork chapter! It’s my favorite.

    —Julie Eicher on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork, but I’d love to do more appliqué so that would be next!

    —Sue H on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably head to the patchwork chapter first, but it is a tough decision. All of the blocks were great! I have some plans for the embroidery blocks as individual projects.

    —Judy W. on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the appliqué, I have done very little appliqué and would love to do more.

    —Winks Krislen Horlings on April 13, 2017
  • First saw the Splendid Sampler just after the year sew-along ended. Loved it’s fresh new look. Can’t wait to get started. Let’s appliqué!!!

    —Sue McDonald on April 13, 2017
  • Applique for me!

    —Pat Meinecke on April 13, 2017
  • I love adding embroidery to the blocks so would dive right in.

    —Barbara lotthammer on April 13, 2017
  • I love Patchwork, but there is so much great content in this book – so many new techniques to learn! I’ve been hankering to do a sampler quilt – so am excited to try this one!

    —Kresti Lyddon on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork would be my starting choice.

    —Deborah Tell on April 13, 2017
  • I would say the patchwork chapter, but in all honesty, I’d start at page 1 and go wherever my fancy took me!

    —Christine E. on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique blocks and I’m always looking for a new idea.

    —Marsha Hennigan on April 13, 2017
  • The applique will be first, followed by the piecing. I’ll save the paper piecing until last.

    —Valinda W on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the foundation piecing as I am new to that technique and I love it. Beautiful giveaway- congratulations on the book!

    —Lorraine on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork–the most familiar.

    —Dixie on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a hard decision I can’t wait to do them all. Probably start with appliqué need handwork for summer travels.

    —Sammie Vinson on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the appliqué chapter and then the foundation piecing chapter 😊

    —Martha Paluses on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the foundation piecing chapter. I haven’t started the quilt yet. But u plan to very soon. I can’t wait to get the book.

    —Sonya w. on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter, I just love this technique. Paper piecing is a very close second so that chapter is next.

    —Nancy McFall on April 13, 2017
  • What a tremendous give away! Would love to to win. Y’all have done a wonderful job Thank you

    —Jean Wolfe on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork has always been the very foundation of quilting in my mind so I’d get in the groove with that chapter first.

    Jane Cisneros on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along and have enjoyed it immensely…since I love applique I will likely start there and make another quilt in a different colorway!

    —Gina Martin on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sampler the moment it went live. Love it! But then slowly it fell to the to do later pile. I have been anticipating the book so I can catch up, make up the parts that I missed.

    —Deb on April 13, 2017
  • I pre ordered the book and it has not arrived yet. Printed as I went, though and will more than likely start with the patchwork section. Can hardly wait to smell my new book! ….and show it off!

    —Frannie Donoghue on April 13, 2017
  • I would get busy with the paper piecing. I love doing paper piecing!

    —Kimberley on April 13, 2017
  • First I will go through the book page by page. So much beauty and inspiration in one book! Then I will choose patchwork blocks to work on during the day and appliqué in the evening.

    —Cathy Cavagnaro on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to have this package

    —Emelia Harrison on April 13, 2017
  • I have four more blocks to complete!!! Have loved this quilt process and the things it has taught me!! Thanks Pat and Jane!!

    —Tiffany ALdous on April 13, 2017
  • Oh to choose! I started out strong with SS when it began but then other things got in the way and I couldn’t get it back. I’ll probably do all the applique since i found those so much fun then dive into embroidery. SS project has revived my interest in embroidery and I can’t wait to improve my rusty skills. Plus I need some hand work when I can’t be at the machine! Thanks so much for this wonderful project!

    —Barbara Olm on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the beginning. (Not that I have finished the blocks yet!)

    —Sandy Curl-James on April 13, 2017
  • I am currently working on the blocks (only have a few left) but if I was starting from the book I would trace all the embroidery patterns first for take along projects then begin the pieced blocks.

    —Lila Dumcum on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork section first.

    —Emelia Harrison on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing section. This seems to be the method that everyone is talking about right now. I tried foundation piecing when making a tuffet and was absolutely blown away with how easy it was to accurately sew the most pointiest of points. I[‘m dying to try the technique with a quilt block.

    —Jodie S on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork chapter. I have lots of scraps and fun fabrics that will assist me in doing many, many blocks. This looks like a book my girls would love to quilt out of also. So excited for this book to be released!❤❤❤

    Lisa Jo Fallin on April 13, 2017
  • Probably embroidery or applique but truly that is liking asking me to pick my favorite child.

    —ANN R on April 13, 2017
  • I started and got about 6 blocks in when I had to put it down…so I plan to pick up again at 7!

    —Margaret S on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the first block was issued. I would start with pieced blocks chapter.

    —Ramona Hill on April 13, 2017
  • I love embroidery so I would dive into that chapter first even though all the chapters look like fun!

    —Laura DeWall on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter and move on to the embroidery chapter. The whole book looks delightful. So much work has been put into this project and the result is obvious. One could spend hours deciding on which patterns to choose. Very well done ladies.

    -Carol on April 13, 2017

    —Carol on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve just started back into quilting, so I need to build up my fabric stash. But the first chapter I would dive into, would have to be the patchwork chapter.

    —Bernadette on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork since I’m new to this art and love patchwork!

    —Verna on April 13, 2017
  • I have enjoyed all of the appliqué patterns and I enjoyed all of the Splendid Sampler projects.

    Terenia Bledsoe on April 13, 2017
  • The book looks like a lot of fun. Please enter me in the contest. I would start with one of the easier blocks.

    —Beth Caldwell on April 13, 2017
  • Mmm, I have to start at either the font or the back (can’t help myself), so probably patchwork first, but very interested in the appliqué section.

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter. I have followed since day one and have all the patterns printed off, but havent started cuz I have other projects to get done first. Have loved all the patterns and enjoyed seeing everyone’s creations!!!! Thank you so much!

    —Mandy Collins on April 13, 2017
  • Just beautiful! The concept, the blocks and the book!

    —Cheryl on April 13, 2017
  • LOVE applique….oh and embroidery…..oh and piecing! LOL Love the preciseness of foundation piecing but I haven’t done much of it.

    —Jane K on April 13, 2017
  • D.i love embroidery!❤️😊❤️

    —Sheri Levesque on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    Vickie Mahan on April 13, 2017
  • I think it would have to be B appliqué and then foundation piecing. So much to learn! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Doreen Little on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the appliqué chapter, I saw such beautiful patterns on the cover of the book. I fell in love of the squirrel. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Marian Mattheij on April 13, 2017
  • I will start the patch work and I wish everyone good luck

    —Sandy henderson on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along and have one of the two I’ve been working on done. I love it.

    —Terri thomson on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sew along but I was unable to finish. I would Love the book to pickup where I left off!

    —Livia Boggs on April 13, 2017
  • Oh It is so exciting to see this book published..Not sure which one I would start with, I love them all!
    I believe that if I had to choose it would be the applique…Love It!

    Thanks, looking forward to seeing the book ! 🙂

    Cathy Hull

    —Cathy Hull on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter would call me to check it out first, however, every chapter would have blocks of interest. This would be a great book to own. Thanks to all.

    —Diane B on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing!

    —Heidi R. on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along as I’m able and for sure reading each blog and saving the patterns. Love working with different designers ideas and am looking forward to getting the book!! Thanks for turning a great idea into a very productive and fun reality!!

    —Debby Dodds on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter then follow-up with the foundation piecing. It’d be fun to see how many different quilts could be made with all the blocks!

    —Kathryn Phillips on April 13, 2017
  • I have loved stitching along! Of course, like many, my quilt isn’t quite finished. The patchwork blocks were my favorite.

    —Vickie Morgan on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, and I love them all!!!

    —Julie on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the foundation-piecing section … that sundress block on the front cover is sweet!

    —Paula on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué chapter. It is one of the methods I would like to refine.

    —Judy S. on April 13, 2017
  • Applique

    —Harold Belote on April 13, 2017
  • I will do the appliqués! Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Mary Kastner on April 13, 2017
  • I would go straight to the paper piecing chapter first–I tend to want to tackle the things I find the most difficult first. I know I will absolutely love The Splendid Sampler book and can’t wait to get started on my own version of this amazing quilt along!!!

    —Nelle Frostad on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork, but would also love to work on the other styles, too!
    This is going to be an awesome book!

    —Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter. I had so much fun doing the embroidery designs, I would love to do them again.

    —Barbara Precht on April 13, 2017
  • Give away oo yes please and I would begin with applique so B.

    —Dia Borst on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’d probably go for the foundation piecing first. I love paper piecing, but haven’t been doing much of that lately, so it would be nice to get back into it. Of course, a little bit of embroidery might sneak in too.

    —Jackie on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with c) The foundation-piecing chapter. crystalbluern at tds dot net

    —Debra K Neiman on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing: I’ve dipped my toe in, but want to do some more intricate stuff! I love the sampler. I love the picture of Jane and Pat! I used a layer cake from that collection to make a baby quilt, love the aquas and reds and clear colors!

    sharon in colorado

    —Sharon Schipper on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing along, although I will admit I haven’t gotten as far as I would have liked!

    —Pat on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing these blocks since the beginning. If I win I will share the book with both my daughter and daughter in law.

    —Martha on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork. Thanks for a chance at such great give aways!

    —Rebecca on April 13, 2017
  • I’d dive into the patchwork chapter … as I have experience there … but would look forward to learning new skills in the other sections.

    —Gay Landwehr on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working on some of the blocks. I will go through to find the blocks I never got an opportunity to print, especially the embroidery blocks.

    —Diane Fern on April 13, 2017
  • Long time sewer, quilted when I was younger. Pay sloans quilt along habe got me quilting again… Would love to win this bundle

    —Rebecca on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing all along from the first block and I have done my 100 blocks and a few bonus blocks also. I love FPP and applique the most. Thank Pat and Jane!!

    —Ana Burton on April 13, 2017
  • I love this quilt! I would probably go straight to the applique chapter since it my favorite thing to do! Thanks for such a lovely book!

    —Jayna Raymond on April 13, 2017
  • I want to start with A patchwork I love the robin block. Thank you for a chance to win

    —Valerie Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with embroidery to improve my skills.

    —Sandy Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I started the journey last February then had family member have surgery , then I had so am catching up now. And absolutely love the book can’t wait to get mine. Knowing I was a part of all this is an honor. My favorite has been every block I loved them all they are challenging that is what I enjoy. The embroidery was problematic because I was not familiar with it but I loved it the most. Thank you Pat and Jane and all the designers was and is an experience I will never forget and am looking forward to this year Splendid Sampler.

    —Cheryl Brock on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the patchwork section.

    —Judy Bowers on April 13, 2017
  • First, I’d read the book from start to finish, then I’d dive into the applique chapter. That’s what I want to learn how to do and be comfortable with!

    —Jane Childerhose on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to learn to paper piece..so that’s where I would start. I would have to look at all the pictures first to see where this journey is going!

    —Donna Gerken on April 13, 2017
  • I started at the beginning and still have a few embroidery blocks to finish. I have loved the variety of design and technique, as well as the opportunity to meet some amazing quilters and designers!

    —Debra M on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to win a copy of the splendid sampler book. But, in this give away – it’s all terrific. I would start with the embroidery blocks first. Then I can work on them in the evening & the others during the day. I am new to applique, so would really have to give myself a push on them.
    I have enjoyed reading every ones comments that have already finished this quilt. What beautiful work they have done! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies..

    —Kaylene Nelson on April 13, 2017
  • Although I’ve watched and read several "how-tos," I’ve never actually been brave enough to try foundation piecing so that is where I’ll start…unless, of course, one of the other blocks jumps out and says, "Make me first!"

    Carolyn on April 13, 2017
  • This is a wonderfull give a way. Would love to win it. I live in Alberta Canada. Hope we can win it to 🇨🇦 Thank you for this great opportunity .Have a sunny day. Bea Langeweg

    —Bea langeweg on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork first, but paper piecing looks pretty interesting too!

    —Jackie Laba on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with the applique and patchwork. Great giveaway!!

    —Alicia Colvin on April 13, 2017
  • I would read the whole book first, then delve into the applique!! I loved this project. Still have a few left to finish up. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

    —Priscilla on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the embroidery chapter. I have just completed piecing the Sampler in two colourways and still can’t get enough of this project. I suspect once the two are quilted ( one has 100 blocks, other has 76) I will make another at my own pace for one of my other daughters.

    —Lisa Doiron on April 13, 2017
  • I wil dive into the patchwork chapter first. There are so many wonderful blocks in the sampler.

    —Teri c on April 13, 2017
  • I have 62 completed. Busy on my ther projects but I will get back to it!!!! Alyssa Thomas was a huge inspiration!!

    —Joan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork!!

    —Faye Lawrence on April 13, 2017
  • My first choice would be patchwork then embroidery. I’m excited to see this book and would really like to win it along with fabric. Fun, fun.

    —Dee Herrick on April 13, 2017
  • I have done very little applique, so might start there to learn a new technique.

    —janet g on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. I would be done by now but I decided to do two different colorways, so I have just over 60 blocks of each done.

    —Virginia Over on April 13, 2017
  • I’m thinking I’d start with appliqué…

    —Kirsten Juenke on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter. That Sunday Best Bunny is calling me!

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • c) The foundation-piecing chapter! I would head for this chapter because I hope to find some good patterns to use scraps with!

    —Brenda Hulsey on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the applique chapter! Have a long way to go before proficient in this area.

    —MartyCae Klein on April 13, 2017
  • Wonderful and inspiring, looking forward to starting with the patchwork and working through all the techniques !

    —Judy on April 13, 2017
  • More patterns, HOW WONDERFUL!

    —Vicki on April 13, 2017
  • I will likely dive into embroidery first because that is what I know the least about. the blocks others made were inspiring. I would like to learn a lot more about that since it’s an area I am not good at.

    —carla walton on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start at the beginning with patchwork but might slip in an embroidery or appliqué block that could be a portable project.

    —Neena on April 13, 2017
  • I’d definitely start with the patchwork chapter and then the embroidery. Applique and foundation paper piecing are still new to me, but I’d love to learn to be more confident in those skills. 🙂

    —Ashley Pickrell on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to get the book and start the blocks!!!!

    —Jennie Jonnet on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start in the patchwork section, but would do blocks oyt of all of them. Even paperpiecing, which would be a huge chalkenge for me. My brain just doesn’t work that way and I find it incredibly hard.:-/

    —Jami Carr on April 13, 2017
  • I have to patchwork first. Love the brights against the grey. It makes such a great impact and love the designs in this collection!

    —Dawn Tenneson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation paper piecing. It was new to me and I really enjoyed it 😊

    —Mary Jane Ellinger on April 13, 2017
  • embroidery because it would be a challenge. I do machine embroidery on my quilts but not hand embroidery. Plus the only hand sewing I do on my quilts is on 2 sides of the label on the back. I sew the binding by machine because it’s quicker and sturdier.

    —Dianne Kingston on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter first, as that’s where I’m most comfortable, but they all sound great and would be a delightful way to stretch and push and challenge myself and grow as a quilter. What a book!!!

    —Heather V on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the appliqué section but I love them all.

    —Donna Alonzo on April 13, 2017
  • What fun this would be! I would dive into the patchwork chapter first!

    —Gayle Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along but would look again at the embroidery section, there were some great designs

    —Teresa on April 13, 2017
  • I love all the blocks. I like that they are so many different techniques. I haven’t completed them all yet. But I will finish this beauty one day.

    —Vicky Morgan on April 13, 2017
  • I have this book on my birthday wishlist. I think I’d dive into the foundation-piecing chapter first. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Catherine G on April 13, 2017
  • I’d have to start by deciding which fabrics to use. No, seriously, the patchwork first, but I’d probably skip around in the book so I wouldn’t get bored with any one technique!!

    —Marilyn Rose on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along with the group all year and my blocks are done and assembled. Now I’m working on the quilting! I just received the large quilt label that I’ll be adding to the back. This has been such a wonderful year of learning for me. The quilt and the book will be an awesome reminder of this very special journey!

    —Pam Coe on April 13, 2017
  • Having participated in the sew along, I am in the process of setting all 100 blocks into 1 or perhaps 2 quilt tops. Terrific journey that honed my sewing skills! Great feeling of accomplishment….looking forward to completed quilt(s)!

    —Cheryl on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t decide, Patchwork or Applique?

    —Carol M on April 13, 2017
  • i would look at the applique section first, but then again,maybe the paper pieced section…foundation….

    —folksmith on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the patchwork chapter first. Love to do patchwork.

    —Regina Bridge on April 13, 2017
  • I have not tried paper piecing so that would
    be a good place to start and learn something
    new.

    —Nan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter first! My fav!! I’ve been sewing along for the whole year and one of these days I’ll finish! Thank you!

    —Faye Souder on April 13, 2017
  • What a wonderful array of prizes! I think I would start with patchwork as that is my comfort zone. But the embroidered blocks are so tempting that I think I’d have at least one of those going as a take along project as well. So many wonderful blocks it is really hard to pick where to start!

    —Bonnie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter. This book will keep me busy sewing for years to come!Thank you.

    —Patti on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lesley on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork chapter, of course!

    Holly Deam on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique so I think that will be the first section I will tackle. Then maybe the paper piecing, have always wanted to learn how and these look like a great place to start!
    Thanks for putting this great book together for us.

    Cherri Kincaid on April 13, 2017
  • I have followed the Splendid Sampler but only completed three blocks. I have been quilting for 3 years and did not realize that all of these techniques could be combined into one quilt! I think I will start with embroidery because it’s my first love but takes me the longest to complete.

    —Sue Peck on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork chapter!

    —Robin Peters on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing, that is where I would go first. I love the precision!

    —Ginny Leber on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing the blocks since the beginning. I only have a couple left to complete – life interfered! Love all the blocks. Have the sashing and corner stones ready to finish my quilt. Oh, and I ordered the label too.

    —Sharon Decker on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along, making some blocks and planning to make others.

    Sophie on April 13, 2017
  • I had good intentions of following along with each block, but…..
    So, I will jump into the patchwork chapter first.

    —Jean DeFrances on April 13, 2017
  • Love all these areas and would enjoy this book very much! but probably start with paper piecing.

    —Linda Tucker on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork section first…. no wait, maybe the foundation piecing… Yikes it will be hard to choose!

    —Karen C on April 13, 2017
  • Would love to win any of the great prizes.

    —Deanna Coates on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing a long. What a challenge!! I am eager to finish the blocks so I can start setting them into a quilt.

    —Ruth on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter but I really should start with appliqué to improve those skills. 🙂

    —Jennifer R on April 13, 2017
  • I have started but love the appliqué blocks and have never done needle turn so want to learn how to do that!

    —Julie on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to start sewing on the Splendid sampler quilt someone made it in red,black and white. I’m planning on doing mind in the same colors.

    —Donna Hall on April 13, 2017
  • I think the first chapter I will tackle is the appliqué followed by the patchwork.

    —Lyn Campbell on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork first! But I’d get to the rest of them shortly after, as I love all techniques. What a wonderful collection of blocks!

    Lisa G Boyer on April 13, 2017
  • I’d go straight to the Patchwork chapter. Love doing patchwork. My second choice would be the appliqué chapter. I do a lot of appliqué by hand.

    —Eileen Moss on April 13, 2017
  • I guess I would probably start with the chapter that looked the easiest and then continue on to the harder chapters. I have not done a lot of appliqué so that might be my last chapter. I would love to win any of these nice prizes. Thank you.

    —Audrey Broughton on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely dive into the patchwork chapter. I am a "piece" person and love to put the blocks together! I have a HUGE stash of fabric that needs to find quilts to go into!

    Karen Warloe on April 13, 2017
  • I would really like to learn applique so I would start there but then quickly move to the other chapters. So many wonderful blocks.

    —Denise on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the foundation piecing. I’m a 3 yr newbie and went to the Chicago quilt show last year. Most of the quilts I was drawn to were foundation pieced.

    —Veronica Burgess on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sampler, had all my fabrics ready, and did two blocks before life crashed. Would love to get back into it with the book in hand. And, I would definitely do them in order.

    —Lisa on April 13, 2017
  • I would sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and gaze at the cover a while then go through the book enjoying each page.

    —Katherine Landreneau on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to start the applique!

    —Tami on April 13, 2017
  • I completed the 100 blocks! It was a wonderful experience that allowed me to learn and make lots of friend from around the world. I’m so grateful for this project that Pat and Jane did! THANKS SO MUCH 🙂

    —Montserrat on April 13, 2017
  • So many wonderful creative ideas here. Patchwork for starters!

    —Susie J. on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the applique section first for shure, can’t wait to have my own book in my hands.
    Thank you for the fun
    Brigitte

    —Brigitte Baierl on April 13, 2017
  • I have pre-ordered the book. Looking forward to receiving it. I will start with applique, then embroidery, continue with patchwork and some paper piecing.

    —Mabel Willmon on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing, probably.

    —Connie on April 13, 2017
  • I started, but did not finish. With the book, I would be more motivated!

    —Ensor Barbara on April 13, 2017
  • appliqué chapter, need to sharpen my skills on this new technique I am learning! thank you for the opportunity to win some fabulous products.

    Katherine Sharp on April 13, 2017
  • Have enjoyed following the new blocks. Would love to have book to make all of them.

    Flo Boule on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along and still have about 25 blocks to go.

    —Judith on April 13, 2017
  • foundation-piecing chapter will be a lot of fun

    —Theresa Westrup on April 13, 2017
  • I will jump into the appliance chapter! Love it!! Love these blocks!!

    —Alexia Marie on April 13, 2017
  • That book looks like so much fun! I think I would start with the applique chapter, because I’d like to improve my skills there and get new ideas.

    —Diantha Howard on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely start with patchwork. I am a newbie to quilting. I love applique and embrordery having been making clothes since a child. I have such a desire to make quilts. And have started collecting some fabric. Can’t wait to start my new journey in life. Thank you all for the opportunity and chance at the giveaway. My marriage went south a year ago and i lost part of me in that process…I have pulled my big girl panties up and need the productivity that life and living brings.

    —Andrea Cheek on April 13, 2017
  • Love the new book.
    Can’t wait to get my hands on one. It was a fun journey getting here!

    —Georgia on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you Pat and Jane – I had so much fun sewing along with quilters around the world – now I need to set all those lovely blocks and finish my quilt! It would be terrific to have the Splendid Sampler book – what a reference!

    —Bernice on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter, but it was fun exploring all the other options. So applique would be my second. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Marie Eddins on April 13, 2017
  • I have stopped and started several times, but I’m still trudging forward. Most of what I have left is the embroidery. Not good at hand sewing so, it’s the last part I will do. I did take some with me on our vacation to Australia this year. Thank you Jane and Pat for an awesome project and all the Splenderettes for their awesome finished pieces!!!

    —Linda Bolyard on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely dive into the appliqué section first! I love your method for appliqué!

    —Alice Mayer on April 13, 2017
  • I loved that there were different types of blocks. It forced me outside of my comfort zone to work on different types of quilting. Now I’m hooked and want more. Can’t wait till it comes.

    —Mary W. on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the Splendid Sampler Quilt Along got started. I have enjoyed every block, and learned so much throughout this project! I have about 20 blocks left to complete, and hope to get them done over the next month or so. Most of the remaining blocks are paper pieced, all the appliqued and embroidered blocks seem to have got finished first. I think that is because I hand sew many mornings while I have my coffee, but I have less time for machine sewing lately!

    Susan Sharkey Pirart on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along until the winter holidays, when things just got overwhelming, so I will be looking first for the blocks I missed! Then I will revisit the patchwork chapter because I love those. I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed the embroidery blocks during the sew-along, though, so I’ll be dipping into that chapter very early too!

    —Rachel Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I have been stitch along for months and would dive right into the embroidery section, which can add an exciting "spark" to everything!

    —Helen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start from the begining of the book to bring back all the lovely memories I have from the start of this wonderful project. I so can’t wait to receive my own copy of the book! I am so excited to start reading It! Thank You!

    —Wendy G on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably start with the appliqué chapter. I love the piece by piece creation that transforms into a beautiful picture.

    —Elaine Barnett on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the beginning and slowly work my way through. And I would try really hard for it not to be a UFO!

    Donna Croff on April 13, 2017
  • I have to start with finishing my blocks, the ones to embroider are not fineshed yet so there is a lot of work to be done!😇

    —Simone de haan on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter…as I want to use appliqué to embellish my quilts! Thanks for the inspiration!

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • I think Embroidery! I haven’t done any recently and this is a good time to!

    Snow on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll dive right into the patchwork section. It looks delightful!

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • I have finished my Splendid Sampler and I love snuggling up in it. I learned so much throughout the experience. A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in the project.

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • Fabulous variety. Can’t wait.

    —Ann McDermott on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been following along since the start of the Splendid Sampler. I do like appliqué and need more practice so that would be my goal.

    —Kimberly Maehrer on April 13, 2017
  • For me, it’s Patchwork, all the way. I struggle with the other techniques so I don’t find them as enjoyable.

    —Margi Ehresman on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the first page and go from there.

    —Wanda on April 13, 2017
  • Since there are so many neat blocks I would probably start at the beginning and work my way thru the book.

    —Bonnie Malcolm on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the beginning and work my was through the book. And I would try hard for it not to become a UFO!

    Donna Croff on April 13, 2017
  • What a Splendid Giveaway Indeed ! I would probably begin with the patchwork, and the applique, and the embroidery, and learn more about the foundation paper piecing ! Thank you !

    —Pamela Tasker on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué! I will look at the appliqué chapter first. I love hand appliqué and the bunny dressed up looked so cute, I am interested in seeing what else is in the book.

    —Veronica on April 13, 2017
  • I started the SS last year and then an accident and surgery sidelined me for months. I would restart with the patchwork.

    —Cathy Olson on April 13, 2017
  • I am excited to get going on this project. The book should arrive soon. The embroidery chapter will be my beginning. My mother was such a great embroidery producer. Her’s learned in school and at home. Born 1916

    —Genevieve Selvey on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter!

    —Karen Machin on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork section will definitely be my first chapter, then probably foundation piecing, applique & finally embroidery.
    Love the book & the prizes!

    —Carol Gearey on April 13, 2017
  • I love embroidery, so that would probably be my first choice. Those blocks are awesome, can’t wait-it’s on my to-due list, but with first grand baby on the way I have more "pressing" projects right now.

    —Rosemary on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter I like to appliqué

    —Rebecca Stipe on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter
    The a word

    —Deborah k on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the applique. I haven’t done much and would like to learn this skill better

    —Ski on April 13, 2017
  • I’d been sewing along and have half or more completed. All patterns have been saved with a folder for "Not Printed" meaning I have not made this block yet!!

    —Sue H on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along and just finished setting 100 blocks and adding borders to make a HUGE quilt top. The quilting will be left for another day! I have a few blocks left over and would like to make a few more to use in the backing. I would go to the patchwork chapter first.

    —Diane on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation-piecing chapter, because I don’t know how, and this is the perfect opportunity to learn it. I’m teaching my 8-year old granddaughter to quilt, and a lot of the patterns she wants to make involve this one technique I have not yet figured out!

    —Judy Crowder on April 13, 2017
  • I work start with the patchwork section. My favorite type of quilt making.

    —Marjie worden on April 13, 2017
  • I have finished half of the blocks but moved on to finish other UFO’s. I will come back to them and look forward to seeing how others have put their blocks together.

    —Lee Ann Marsh on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter. Taking cut pieces and sewing them together into amazing designs is a favorite of mine.

    —Jennifer Ciaccio on April 13, 2017
  • Think I will start with patchwork and keep going down the list and try one in each category. Will continue that way of working for a good variety of blocks. Thanks for this wonderful post.

    —Marilynn on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with embroidery 😊

    —Michelle Brown on April 13, 2017
  • I started the SS journey last year and got off track during the summer. I need to go back and go through them in order – I may be a little compulsive.

    I already have the kindle version, and need to get started!

    —Kerry Sager on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork to go…

    —Rebecca on April 13, 2017
  • At the beginning with patchwork!

    —Karen Machin on April 13, 2017
  • I love to appliqué so I will definitely start with the appliqué chapter. It will be fun to start working on the different blocks in this book and create a one of a kind quilt!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Eileen Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I like to do things in order, and start at page 1, and to force me to work on something that I might not usually do. Or also, maybe I would start with the patchwork, and get a bunch of easy ones done to get me off to a good start! Either way, I appreciate the chance to win. Thanks for a great project!

    —Judy P on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with patchwork but some of the applique is calling to me.

    —Linda Maners on April 13, 2017
  • I cannot wait for the foundation piecing patterns, I am so excited to dive into this project!

    —Ricki on April 13, 2017
  • Collected all the embroidery blocks to do on a trip so that I’d have some hand work to do. Love the blocks. A challenge too, as I have done any embroidery for years and years.

    —Rosalind Hess on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with patchwork. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Deb on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive right in to the patchwork chapter. I ordered my book the first time I saw it could be ordered.

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • I started the journey on day one, but life happens and I am about half way done. I plan to continue along with the rest of the group to finish my blocks. I have enjoyed every block I have worked on. Thank you so much for creating such a fun project and allowing all of us to participate.

    —Rebecca Zazueta on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Applique chapter

    —Johnnie McCallum on April 13, 2017
  • Sewing right along, love the paper piecing, embroidery will be my challenge.

    —Elaine Hoffarth on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the patchwork, I want to do more appliqué but need to beef up my skills.

    —Amy Holman on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely start with the foundation-piecing chapter!

    —Kelly G on April 13, 2017
  • I will do the applique section first!

    —Charlotte Nash on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the front and work my way to the back .

    —Brenda Jacobson on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing the blocks since the beginning. I love love this project. I’m looking forward to the book. I really want to get better in needle turn appliqué.

    —Sue Winterbottom on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, but the paper piecing is a weak area for me, so it would be nice to have that in book form! Loved this project so much!

    —Cheryl Buchanan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation piecing. I love all those small pieces.

    —Maxine Reisenleiter on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’m ready for needle turn applique! I love the look and infinite possibilities.

    —Mary Washburn on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork because I am a fairly recent lover of quilting; so I would take on a task I think I could succeed at and then branch out.

    ~D

    —Deborah McCabe on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork so that would be favorite place to start – I can’t wait!

    —Krissy on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing for sure. I am just learning and I need humongous amounts of practice! This is a wonderful giveaway! thank you!!!!!!!!

    —Janey Cook on April 13, 2017
  • I have slowly been working on this project since soon after it started (about 1/3 done) in the process I have found I am really enjoying embroidery ! So that is the first chapter I will likely check out!

    —Carolyn on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve done all of them – patchwork, applique, foundation piecing, and embroidery – but think I would open to applique first in this book.

    —Jane on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the chapter on patchwork.

    —Annette Bailey on April 13, 2017
  • I have followed The Splendid sampler from day 1 .I was a novice at sewing and hadn’t done embroidery in many years.I learnt a lot in the last year.If i had to start all over again ,it would be embroidery,then epp, foundation piecing and finally patchwork.A big thanks to the designers

    —Archana Bhargava on April 13, 2017
  • My first quilt I made was a sampler. Seems like I’m still on that trend be it applique, paper piecing or traditional. To me it makes the quilt fun to look at.

    —Rita on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the embroidery chapter first. I skipped those blocks and now I wish I did them!

    —Karen OMalley on April 13, 2017
  • I started the Sampler at the beginning, but got bogged down with life. I only completed about 1/4 of the blocks so I am very excited to have another chance to sew along.

    Linette Greene on April 13, 2017
  • Hi..will start on the patchwork chapter..I can develop a colour theme, even if it is scrappy. Then move on to the other exciting chapters…

    —Margaret McQuais on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork because that is where I am most comfortable…but I would try the others!

    Sheila Hryclik on April 13, 2017
  • I love handwork and would start with the embroidery blocks.

    —Tina Drain on April 13, 2017
  • I completed all 100 blocks plus most of the bonus blocks.

    —Char Scott on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along with the sew along this past year, but only have about 50 blocks done. I think I would start by finishing up patchwork blocks I have not completed.

    —Becky Hobza on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter

    —Joyce Baumgarten on April 13, 2017
  • I have been watching this sew along and all the beautiful quilts that have resulted. Just waiting for the book to come out! I would start with the patchwork section without a doubt as I find that the most gratifying. Thank you, Pat and Jane, for pulling off a perfect project!!!!

    —Deb Hiedeman on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork, I love it

    —Shirl on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork!

    —Liz on April 13, 2017
  • Probably I wouldn’t start with one chapter but pick blocks from different chapters. I would work at several blocks at the time.

    —Bea Hermans on April 13, 2017
  • I will love love love to start at the beginning! Please please please pick me!

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué for it is a new skill set for me. Thank you for giving us another community of wonderful people.

    —Sandi Butterbaugh on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing.

    Debra Strand on April 13, 2017
  • I love embroidery, so neat. And any sewing!

    —Glenda on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter since I’m a big fan of applique, then explore the other chapters as desired. It’ll be fun to sew blocks from an assortment of designers from one book!

    —MONA on April 13, 2017
  • I have ben sewing since the beginning & have only about 4 blocks to complete – a couple of embroidery, one paper piecing & one needle turn. Some of these blocks took quite a while to complete. Loking forward to getting it all together.

    —Bette McLennan on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably begin with patchwork and work my way from there or I may just open the book at random and see what I get.

    —Sharon P on April 13, 2017
  • Hard to choose- I want to read and start on them all–but foundation paper piecing first!!!💖

    —Tonya Wohlever on April 13, 2017
  • I Have been sewing along though not as faithfully as others.

    Debra Strand on April 13, 2017
  • I would want to sit down and go through every page to savor each block but then start with the foundation section first

    Diane Bucknill on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork chapter, followed by the applique chapter 😀

    —Nicki on April 13, 2017
  • I Have been sewing along though not as faithfully as others.

    Debra on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the patchwork chapter!

    —Ruth Kumet on April 13, 2017
  • I have collected the blocks and have been sewing some, I hope to finish them soon.

    —Mary R on April 13, 2017
  • Getting to the end of finishing my blocks is so exciting. I haven’t had the nerve to put them up on my design wall as I didn’t want to be influenced by any particular color. So in a few days when I finish these last few blocks it’s going to be fun to see what it all looks like.

    —Christine Core on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into piecing. I had been downloading the patterns but deleted all of them when I found out they were being published as a book. I ordered the book as soon as it was available to order.

    —Gayle Shumaker on April 13, 2017
  • Thks for the giveaway!!! The fabric will be a great start to making all the blocks

    Mary Hughes on April 13, 2017
  • Love to learn more on appliqué and then proceed to patchwork and embroidery

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • As a new quilter I am just loving the whole experience. I have made 8 blocks so far and LOVE the foundation paper piecing as it is easier to keep everything squared up and neat, so I would start with the Paper piecing chapter.

    —Carol Green on April 13, 2017
  • That’s tough but I think I’d start with embroidery.

    —Rosemary on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along from the beginning. Have not finished them all, but there are so many lovely blocks.

    —Cyndi C on April 13, 2017
  • I just loved the block with the appliquéd heart! My favorite!

    —Leigh Olsen on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué. Can’t believe I am saying that but Pat Sloan is so inspiring!

    —Lisa on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork. In fact I have already made several blocks including some of the paper piecing!

    —Barb Bellinaso on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been loving sewing along…instructions and designs from all those who contributed are fantastic! Very enjoyable to do!

    —Penny Collins on April 13, 2017
  • I have enjoyed making some of the Splendid Sampler blocks but none of the applique blocks yet, so that’s the first chapter of the book I’ll be diving into…

    —Terry on April 13, 2017
  • I cant wait to check out the foundation piecing section! Looking forward to getting the sampler book! Good luck everyone!

    —Deanna long on April 13, 2017
  • I’m kind of random, so I would just pick one I loved & go. Or I may just start at block 1 and work my through. Or just mixing and matching as I progress. I pre-ordered the book, so can’t wait to get started!

    —Cara Tesdahl on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the Patchwork chapter. Sounds like a fun book!

    —Maria on April 13, 2017
  • I love it all, but would start with patchwork. I have had this book on pre order from day 1 and can’t wait to receive the book.

    —Linda Rouse on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll probably dive into the Applique chapter first because I already have most of the pieced blocks done. I love the Applique look….when I get it finished! Just dread starting those blocks!

    Erica Skouby on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably go to the applique chapter first. I look forward to looking at the whole book and making the many beautiful blocks within!

    —Barbara Scoggins on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing then appliqué then patchwork and keep going to learn and complete my sampler. Enjoying every moment.

    —Judi on April 13, 2017
  • Loved the book last year…anxious to get started this year! Yahoo!

    —Mellie Peach on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing along and have actually just completed all 100 blocks plus 11 of the bonus blocks. I’m planning on making 9 more bonus blocks to make enough for 12 rows on my 10 x 12 quilt. I’d love to have a copy of the book. So I can see it in print.

    —Joellyn K Partyka on April 13, 2017
  • I have been a part of the Splendid Sampler from the beginning. I have all of my blocks pieced and have purchased backing, sashing and binding but still need to get it all together. My favorites were the patchwork and appliqué blocks. I learned so much and my accuracy and EPP skills.

    —Joyce on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with embroidery blocks. I am not at this time participating in sampler at this time,but would certainly if I win.
    Thanks!

    —Celia on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely dive into the foundation piecing blocks first, then on to the patchwork blocks…

    —Margaret on April 13, 2017
  • I already have about 35 blocks finished. I think I would like to get the paper pieced blocks done first, then move on to the appliqué blocks. Thanks for the giveaways!

    —Lesa Glines on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t decide. Can I choose all of them? But if I have to pick one I’d choose Appliqué because it’s the technique I know the least about but want to learn the most.

    —Carrie Bastyr on April 13, 2017
  • Istarted with the patchwork already. Just love it. I want to get started on the applique.I receive a lot of wonderful ideas from Pat. Thanks for the chance to win a prize package that includes the Splendid Sampler.

    —Maria Leal on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is a favorite, but I just might try something a little different.

    —Linda Brennan on April 13, 2017
  • I ordered the book when it first was available for pre-order, but it hasn’t been shipped yet, per Amazon. I’ve been putting the e-mails into a folder on my computer, but haven’t started any of the blocks – yet (had so many other projects going on). I don’t know where I will start – probably with block one, but I’ll peruse the book once it comes and make my decision at that time. I’m not good with paper piecing, so maybe I’ll start there to try and get a handle on it.

    Thanks for doing this program.

    —Michelle Scott on April 13, 2017
  • I am at the 4 border strips…all 100 blocks done and assembled. Anxious to get it quilted to see it completed.

    —Suzy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, and I’m still finishing the last blocks. I think I´d surely start with the appliqué chapters!! Thanks for this fantastic Project!

    —Mar on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along but then I had some health issues. So I think I would now dive in to the applique section. I love applique.

    —Anita McTighe on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the patchwork section. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Marilyn Snow on April 13, 2017
  • I have sewn a few of the blocks. If I have to choose, it would be a toss up for patchwork and fpp, which I am more confident with. The others would get done, too, but not as fast.

    —Ginny Andersen on April 13, 2017
  • I have followed along with collecting the blocks but haven’t started on them yet – life gets in the way. I would start on the applique as I am so wanting to hone my skills and think these blocks would help to do that. Thanks so much for the opportunity to do something like this and for all your hard work in putting this together.

    —Lois Oberg on April 13, 2017
  • I Will start with the embroidery chapter, course that has been the ones that took very long time. I have not finished the splendid sampler yet and think I will join you next year for the rest of the blocks

    —Evy Holmelund on April 13, 2017
  • Loved to hear about your journey with the splendid sampler blocks

    —Donna Schott on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with Patchwork or Paper piecing. Just started learning paper piecing.

    —Shirley on April 13, 2017
  • I was sewing along with you and managed to keep up with you until my husband became very ill and most of my time was spent in the hospital. He died in December I hope to get back to them as soon as I finish up with the legalities because I enjoyed working these tiny blocks .Thank you for the way it was set up that if I missed getting a pattern at the time it was still available.

    Shirley on April 13, 2017
  • I still have only made 3 blocks. I had 4 eye surgeries last year and was unable to sew. I am now doing much better and excited to get back to making the blocks. This book looks amazing! I would start at page one, and go page by page. I plan on making Every block.

    —Madge Mason on April 13, 2017
  • patchwork -to get me started, as the other areas are outside my comfort zone and I want to gain some momentum before getting frustrated by something new

    —Regina Arlauckas on April 13, 2017
  • I would head straight for paper piecing!

    —Donna Swiderski on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, although I’m waaaaay behind, lol. I’ll probably go into the foundation piecing section first because I’ve not ever done it and I haven’t tried any of those blocks yet.

    —Brenda Raine on April 13, 2017
  • I love appliqué…I will be heading there first!

    —Michelle Klingaman on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Applique chapter. I am just a beginner at Applique and know I can learn a lot from this book !!

    —Darnell Green on April 13, 2017
  • I have been wanting to try my hand at embroidery so I would probably start there first.

    —Julie Barrett on April 13, 2017
  • I thought I had entered this but my comments and name aren’t showing
    up so please don’t think I’m trying to enter twice! I did some blocks and now can’t find them!! They are in a’special place’I guess!! Will probably be hiding my own Easter eggs this year!!

    —Marilyn Wilson on April 13, 2017
  • Start with paper piecing then embroidery then appliqué and on till the end. Enjoying every moment!

    —Judi on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a hard decision, but I think I’d start with applique!

    —Kathleen Fields on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the appliqué chapter. Beautiful looking book
    Love all the different chapters

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • Applique!! I just submitted my first original applique quilt to be juried for the International Quilt Festival. Wish me luck! Your book sounds like great fun.

    —Karna on April 13, 2017
  • So many good chapters to choose from but I think I would have to start with the embroidery chapter. But there are so many cute blocks on the cover I just have to try! I can’t wait for my very own copy.

    —Tara Starzomski on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork! I love it!

    —Bonnie on April 13, 2017
  • I had been sewing along on most of the blocks, especially loving the applique blocks. I downloaded the block patterns but would love to have the book. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and a chance to win!

    —Evelyn Haupert on April 13, 2017
  • I did complete the Splendid Sampler with 100 blocks. Still have to complete the back with the bonus blocks. I still miss every Thursday and Sunday that a new block would come out.

    —Elizabeth Porter on April 13, 2017
  • It is a splendid day and a big give away. WOW I love anything Vanessa does so think I would start with her block.
    Thanking you in advance

    —Marilyn on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the appliqué chapter! Beautiful looking
    Book. All the different chapters & learning!!!

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork, can’t wait.

    —Ethel Pierczynski on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork chapter, for sure!

    —Shari K. on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along and have most of the blocks done.
    I have saved all the patterns but it would be nice to have them all in one book to pick and choose and to just look at all at the same time. I just love some of these blocks and would make them again.

    —Dino Candelaria on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter is what I will use the most as these are the blocks I have been "avoiding"…LOL

    —Lorriane B on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would pick something that caught my eye and start there. I am looking forward to getting the book.

    —Katherine on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué chapter.

    —Lynn on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter would be my first stop as that is a skill yet undeveloped. This book looks awesome!

    —Robin on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working on it since it started. I’ve got 30 done and still working slow and steady. I do enjoy all the new things I’m learning.

    —Roslyn Hickmott on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork. There are so many awesome blocks, love them all!
    I started sewing when I was 12, and have been quilting for 34 years.

    —Jean Fuder on April 13, 2017
  • I need to dive into both the appliqué chapter and the foundation-piecing chapter!

    —Cindi on April 13, 2017
  • I will most likely start with the patchwork section, saw so many I really like in the ad. I love the idea of the sew along. I registered.
    Thanks for the chance to win & all the neat ideas Pat.

    —Anne on April 13, 2017
  • Love applique and foundation piecing-so I will check those out first-Pre-ordered in February so I am very excited it is almost here! Thanks for all you do.

    —Darlene Milligan on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely go to the patchwork chapter first.

    —Barbara Brooks on April 13, 2017
  • First the appliqué, then embroidery. With a very sick daughter hospitalized for weeks at a time, I’ve had to put my sewing machine aside. But she’s much better now (if you don’t count surgery for a broken wrist!) So I can finally get back to my passion!

    —Betty on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the foundation-piecing chapter. I have downloaded some of the block patterns, but would love to have the book instead.

    —Maria Isenhour on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the foundation-piecing chapter. I am so excited for the book.

    —Amy Sweeten on April 13, 2017
  • I will resume where I left off in the sew-along, way back around block 20. I am especially looking forward to the foundation piecing.

    —Shauna Farmer on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter first, followed by the paper-piecing chapter. I learned so much from participating in this project and loved the twice weekly challenges that these techniques offered me!

    —Valeree Lecey on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the applique section. It is something I have just started doing and I love it.

    —Ruth Bradford on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely look into the applique chapter. I haven’t done much with it, but love the look you can achieve.

    Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing would be my first step followed by embroidery, appliqué, and patchwork. Enjoying every minute and increasing my knowledge of quilting.

    —Judi on April 13, 2017
  • I will start on the embroidery chapter, then applique….I LOVE handwork!!

    —Shannon Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the Patchwork chapter first! Love this amazing quilt!

    —Zina Clark on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork!, no Applique, wait a second………foundation piecing. Thank for the great giveaway. I look forward to the new book. Happy Quilting

    —Susan Muraik on April 13, 2017
  • Usually I start with patchwork but the embroidery is really catching my eye. and there are so many things to do with blocks.

    —Robin on April 13, 2017
  • I have started and I am about half way through with the blocks – I am loving these blocks and I can’t wait to finish and see the wonderful results.

    —Faith Kayajian on April 13, 2017
  • All the chapters sound great, but right now I think I would look at the embroidery chapter. I have an embroidery machine, so I haven’t done much hand work in a while. Your blocks with embroidery give me something to work on away from machines, especially when I have a 3-hour infusion once a month.

    —Amy Dean on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing would be my first step followed by embroidery, appliqué, and patchwork. Enjoying every minute and increasing my knowledge of quilting.v

    —Judi on April 13, 2017
  • a) The patchwork chapter

    —Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the embroidery section I’m looking to improve my embroidery skills!

    —Susan Hauptmann on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation piecing as I would like to improve my skills on this method of quilting.

    —Sandy C on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique first to get the hard part out of the way first before I run out of steam.

    —Linda Pyke on April 13, 2017
  • Torn between patchwork and Applique but my patchwork skills definitely need honing. I love all the Civil War style quilts and all the patchwork blocks in them. The Splendid Sampler has so many of these blocks to choose from.

    —Carole Plourde on April 13, 2017
  • What a beautiful book! I can’t wait to dive into the paper piecing channel as that is what I love to do! Can’t think of anything more delightful than that on this fine spring morning. The sun is finally out and this book would bring joy to my soul. I just love all the blocks from the wonderful designers.

    —Margaret Andrews on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the beginning and work straight through. Unless I get distracted along the way. Lol.

    —Saundra Arellano on April 13, 2017
  • I started a year ago but have a long way to go. I’d pick it up again with the embroidery blocks for evening stitching.

    Nita on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter definitely! So many ways to do and the final effect is always beautiful.

    —Sobana Sundar on April 13, 2017
  • I probably wouldn’t just dig into one section, as I’d head for the patchwork or paper piecing. But the Splendid Sampler has taught me to stretch a little bit more and try applique.

    So I’d probably do one from each, then keep going!

    —Julie on April 13, 2017
  • I don’t know where I would start. I like the pieced blocks, the applique ones and the embroidery and foundation pieced ones. I’ve made some of the blocks so I would probably pick a block at random and start there, choosing each block as I go at random.

    —Beverly Jordan on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork and then foundation piecing as it makes my work look perfect Can’t wait to get started

    lynne mulcahey on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the Embroidery chapter, or just pick one I love and go from there.

    —Rita on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been following all along, but have gotten just a little behind. I’m working on catching up. It has been so much fun to try something different.

    —Carole Anderson on April 13, 2017
  • It was a great ride. Directions were great and everyone was helpful. Wonderful experience.

    —Marcia on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely C, the foundation pieced chapter! I just the accuracy and ease of paper piecing!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jonnie

    —Jonnie on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter for me! I’ve already ordered my splendid sampler book from amazon & have already upgraded to receive the new extended ship date! Very excited & cant wait to receive it! Thank you Pat Sloan for all you do! Good luck to all! I know everyone else would love to win as much as I would! Thanks again for the opportunity!

    —Lisa Preston on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué. My favourite and the FPP is a close second. Love it and your site!

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • Hands down the embroidery!!

    —Gail on April 13, 2017
  • I started very late in the sew along, now I plan to follow with the new block list. Can’t wait for it to start 😉
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaways.

    —Thunder on April 13, 2017
  • I don’t have the book yet but I have been sewing along. I love applique but the paper piecing is still challenging so that’s where I will start

    —Crystal Mills on April 13, 2017
  • What a dilemma as I love them all. But with summer coming probably the embroidery! Loved this project-THANKS to all the talented designers-too much fun!!!!

    —nannette on April 13, 2017
  • I have two friends who were part of the Splendid Sampler and I loved seeing their blocks.i would probably start with appliqué but also love patchwork.

    —Carolyn MacKay on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter! I’ll work up to the others!

    —Carol J on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve made all except a couple of bonus blocks, working along with the emails. I started in order to perfect techniques and think I did so. Now I have to get it laid out and try some version of QAYG. I’ve pretty ordered the book but my quilter sister would use one too!

    —Terri Tomak on April 13, 2017
  • I started at the beginning and I’ve loved the variety and being taken out of my comfort zone. I’ve preordered the book -such a great project!

    —gillian farthing on April 13, 2017
  • I have started only one embroidery from following online, but will head to the patchwork 1st to get some blocks made.

    —Terri S on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery. I am not familiar with that so want to use this sew along as a push to add embroidery to my projects.

    —Vivien smith on April 13, 2017
  • My comfort zone is patchwork so I would naturally be drawn to that chapter. But I am really intrigued by the foundation piecing chapter. I would dive right in there for the new adventure that awaits! Oh what fun that would be!

    —Dee Green on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along and then had to take a break when I shattered my index finger on my right hand (There was a horse involved.) I’m slowly getting started again!

    —Billie Quam on April 13, 2017
  • All sound very interesting but today I wound begin with embroidery.

    —Kay Eubank on April 13, 2017
  • I am about half done with the blocks. Love the blocks to appliqué and embroidery.

    —Phyllis McDniel on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery section. I am eagerly awaiting my preordered book.

    —Elizabeth Barlow on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with patchwork, for sure. The other three categories – embroidery, paper piecing, and applique – well… let me just say, No, No, and Not in this lifetime… Ha!

    —JulieG on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter.

    —Pennie D. on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué and embroidery will be my first choices.

    —Darlene on April 13, 2017
  • I started the SS but fell out about block 44. I bought the book because I want to finish the blocks maybe minus a few.I LOVE the embroidery blocks so that will be where I begin again, I think. Hopefully, my book will arrive shortly.

    —Loleta T. Andrews on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably go to the foundation piecing. I want to learn how to do foundation piecing.

    —Sherry on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along although had gotten behind because life happens!

    —YVONNE D on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve already been sewing along and have about 70 blocks done. I think I’ll just do the first block I come to in the book that I haven’t already done. Maybe I’ll do one from each section and continue in that method, thought I may have already done all the embroidery.

    —Cindy Dickinson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter first!!

    —Connie Cook on April 13, 2017
  • I am a new quilter, excited to learn all that I can. I would begin on page one and work the book. I have only been quilting for the past 6 months and have learned the majority of my new found hobby through the blog and others sharing info here. I love rainy days, it keeps me busy at my machine and needles. Thank you for all the great helpful tips.

    Carol on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the embroidery chapter. I love to embroider. I downloaded all the patterns but haven’t started any blocks yet. It would be great to have all the blocks in one nice book!

    —Susan Griffith on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork pattern. Then mix and match

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a A. I do like to do applique and some hand dewing as well.

    —Nancy Norris on April 13, 2017
  • I am new to quilting and have been enjoying learning from the solstice challenge as ive been following the different blocks posted. Its been inspirational and uplifting. I would like to enter in so that i can continue learning. I want to make some quilts for my sons. One is away at college, the other will be joining the airforce next year. I am exited to see where this journey takes me.

    —Katharine Torres on April 13, 2017
  • I have been at the beginning….but plan to make more and think I would start with the embroidery since for me it is the ones that took the longest and I know that I could improve on them.

    —Alta Amagliani on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working on it since the beginning and still about 30 blocks behind. The embroidery blocks really got me hooked and since then I have been doing more and more. Thanks so much Pat and all the wonderful designers for taking us all on this wonderful journey.

    —Darla on April 13, 2017
  • So many choices but right now my choice would be foundation piecing as that is on my projects list to explore. One of these days I need to ‘bite the bullet’ and try appliqué and all of the techniques but it is scary to me. Who knows it might become my new favorite.

    Linda W on April 13, 2017
  • I would have to start with the appliqué charter the explorer the others. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Lorie Bugaiski on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork section will be my starting spot. I love samplers!

    —Sandra Bleicher on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to get back into Foundation Piecing. This looks like a very fun project. Love reading your newsletters!

    —Rose on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the appliqué. I just love that bunny and would like to make an Easter pillow or mini quilt for next Easter. Meanwhile I could work on other blocks. I am about to retire in three weeks. More time to sew!

    —Joanne Barber on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing with the Splendid Sampler on Feb 14, 2016, but chose to go at my own pace. I knew that I was not even going to try to keep up. I’m happy for the book and that the sew along is continuing. I have found that I really enjoy appliqué and would probably start with that chapter, but I plan to follow the blocks as they are assigned on the Splendid Sampler site.

    —Linda Edwards on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a piecer so definitely those are my favs. I have printed out all the blocks but only kept up with about the first 20. They are all now waiting for a grand finale!

    —Betty Liehr on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along with you! I can’t wait to see the book and the chapter on applique!

    —Cindy Gramig on April 13, 2017
  • I would go straight to the applique chapter. I can hardly wait!!

    —Tammyd on April 13, 2017
  • Almost half of my blocks are finished and I’m learning many new skills along the way. It’s fun to be part of such a large group of quilters from around the world. Thank you.

    —Jeanne C. on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve started sewing along, though when I get the book, I plan to dive into the foundation- piecing chapter. Yay! Love all the wonderful blocks!

    —Leslie on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the patchwork chapter, but look forward to learning some new skills in the other chapters as well!

    —Angie on April 13, 2017
  • I can hardly wait to get started on the Paper Piecing!

    —Theresa Joachim on April 13, 2017
  • I will look into the quilt foundation chapter! Then go straight to patterns, I think I dream in patterns. Thank you for being Awesome!

    —Patricia Folks on April 13, 2017
  • I have saved all the patterns and then saw there was a book, so I haven’t started as of yet—to many life problems. I love sampler quilts and would start with the patchwork ones and then do the applique blocks—I not fond of applique so would like to get them done sooner to keep me going. Those that have embroidery I would work on them in the evening as I enjoy watching the stitches grow into the design. I was given a gift card so will wait to see if I won and if not use it on the book.

    —Joyce Kay on April 13, 2017
  • My Splendid Sampler quilt top is done and ready to be quilted. Pieced blocks are my favorite but I did gain an appreciation for paper piecing and am not afraid of it any more. I continue to use the skills I learned while working on this quilt.

    —Ann Harrison on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a bit rusty with paper piecing so will play with that first. Or maybe just dream over the whole thing for a while …. 🙂 Kati

    —Kathleen Savage on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into applique as been to scared to in past x

    —Ali Frederick on April 13, 2017
  • I am looking forward to the entire book, but will start with the patchwork section!!

    —Ainta on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique chapter. I’ve recently started quilting and have always admired people who know how to applique. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Staci on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the foundation piecing chapter but since I enjoy all types of blocks I would jump around to whichever block struck my fancy. Just love sampler quilts.

    —Pat Brich on April 13, 2017
  • All the blocks look so good, but I would probably head to the foundation pieced ones first! Thank you!

    —Amy Dryfoos on April 13, 2017
  • This has been such fun to follow. My preference would be the patchwork chapter.

    —Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve started with the applique chapter- my favourites. Doing pieced block one at time in between the appliques rather than do them all at once

    —Lesley Bills on April 13, 2017
  • My quilt is still in progress. I find it so very interesting with great learning techniques to experience.

    —Janice Fetty on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork chapter would be the first place I would look. So many patterns!

    —Barb K. on April 13, 2017
  • Wow! Sounds like a great book. I would definitely start with the applique chapter.

    —Anita on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter of course! Just plain, simple patchwork is my favorite!

    —Brenda on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve made some splendid sampler blocks and love appliqué so would definitely work on those first!

    —Pam Sanford on April 13, 2017
  • This was a great idea.I so enjoyed the anticipation of what the next block would look like. I keep returning to your webpage to follow you. I am excited to see the different settings. It was also a great way to meet the different designers and learn there specialities. I am always looking for new things to learn. Thank You

    —Roxanna Simkins on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the paper piecing section, as after having completed the 2016-17 SS sew-along, that challenged me the most as most of the blocks did not end up being the 6 1/2″ needed; so perhaps I’ll keep practicing and resolve my problem and finally get it right. I love doing the paper piecing, but found it a challenge to come up short when the block was completed.

    —Sandy S on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter first, next the applique!

    —Deborah Gogan on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the foundation section first. I’ve done a bit of it but would like to try more! Then onto applique for the same reasons. Thanks for the chance to win! Congrats on the book publication👏🏻

    —Debbie Unelli on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter. I’ve been trying to recapture some of the skills learned as a child!

    —Betty J. on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique so that is where I plan to start!

    —Inger Herman on April 13, 2017
  • I am looking forward to the book and completeing my blocks.

    —Elizabeth Campbell on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been "watching" since the beginning. The book will make it easier to progress once I have finished some projects with deadlines!!! Can’t wait the variety of skills needed is challenging but the directions are great.

    —Roberta Lloyd on April 13, 2017
  • I started following The Splendid Sampler from the beginning from Pat Sloan’s Blog. I love so many of the blocks! I think I’ll start with the embroidery chapter as that’s where I need the most help improving my skills. Thank you for the opportunity to win such fabulous prizes!
    Paula A.

    —Paula A. on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the foundation piecing chapter first. I love the precision of that method. 😊

    —Heidi Conway on April 13, 2017
  • I have absolutely fallen in love with the 6 inch blocks and that is mostly what I do now. I would probably start on chapter one, because, that is just how I am, I have been wanting to purchase the book but just haven’t gotten to it yet. It would be such a joy to win the prizes. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Karen George on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably look at the blocks in the Patchwork chapter first but I want to make all the blocks.

    —Rita W on April 13, 2017
  • I will try the appliqué chapter first as I feel I need help with that. Looking forward to the book!

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the applique.

    —Jan Degan on April 13, 2017
  • signing up for giveaway

    —Norrine on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter 🤗

    —Jennifer Connell on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the patchwork chapter. But, maybe the paper piecing, or maybe…

    —Carol Pifer on April 13, 2017
  • It has been so much fun sewing these different block. But my favorite is the comments attached to each block telling us the inspiration behind the block.

    —Diana Hess on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to enter the giveaway. I have enjoyed what I have done in the splendid sampler so far. I am a beginner and am learning as I go. Thank you.
    Jean

    —Jean Selk on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork and embroidery chapters. Sew in day and handwork at night

    —Rita Calloway on April 13, 2017
  • I will dig into the foundation paper pieced section! I love those blocks!

    —susie on April 13, 2017
  • Love,love,love quilting and learning new patterns. Can’t get enough, my quilting is so eclectic I love it all✂💕‼

    —Trish on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!!

    —Lori on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork but would quickly check out foundation piercing as I really want to learn how to do that!!

    —Jill Trentacost on April 13, 2017
  • THANK YOU for all the SPLENDID patterns and especially the SPLENDID inspiration over the past year. I would definitely start off with the PATCHWORK section, as I still have a few blocks left to catch up on. Of course the ENTIRE book will need to be perused, as it will be EYE CANDY for sure!!! Can’t wait to sew all my SPLENDID blocks together and start enjoying what I know will be a magnificent quilt!!!

    —MJ aka MamaPoc on April 13, 2017
  • Pick me! Pick me! Love the pieced blocks!😍😍😍

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • I have comopleted my splendid sampler quilt top and have ordered the book (received notice its on backorder). I will probably go to the patchwork chapter first to remake some of the blocks, as that is my favorite, followed by applique as a close second.

    —Jean on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to enter your contest I have made some of the blocks and love the challenge of making smaller blocks.

    —Beth on April 13, 2017
  • Applique – it’s my first love 🙂

    —Sharon Buford on April 13, 2017
  • Hi ladies. I started the sampler in Feb 2015. I don’t even remember how I found out about it. I really enjoy piecing as my favorite. With the encouragement of such a great group of like minded quilters I tried techniques I never would have before joining your group. I’m am still working on my sampler. You really have brought the world together to quilt!

    —Teresa Zeno on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork Chapter

    —Linda English on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique. ….I’m new to it and have fallen in love

    —Anne on April 13, 2017
  • I need more appliqué experience! So, definitely, applique!

    Laura on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter – followed by the applique!

    —Pam on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably dive into either the applique or embroidery chapter because I am going from home (Upstate, NY) to Las Vegas and back with my husband and a friend of ours (male). We leave mid-May and return mid-June. We are traveling in a conversion van. Quilting would be a great way to pass the time.

    —Sharon Reynolds on April 13, 2017
  • I haven’t started sewing along yet but I love all of ms. Pat’s projects she shares with us. I love the simplistic way her patterns teach us new skills.

    —Bev Friley Hitchcock on April 13, 2017
  • Think I would start on the embroidery first, then I would have a chance to go through the book, taking in all the blocks, planning my attack on the blocks next.
    Thank you

    —Bonnie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery blocks as they take longer than machine sewn block. Can’t wait to see the book!

    —Janine on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter!

    —Melissa Q on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation paper piecing for me, it’s on my list of things to really apply myself to this year.

    —Ann on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing along but so far have only made about thirty blocks. I will start again with the book and carry on where I left off.

    —Joan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork section then head to applique.

    —Robin Masker on April 13, 2017
  • I’m an applique gal. Patchwork next. Interesting book!!

    —Janet T on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the applique chapter. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa on April 13, 2017
  • Send to my Facebook page if I win. My yahoo doesn’t work much ty LeeAnn Mocabee would love to win

    Leeann Mocabee on April 13, 2017
  • I would likely start with the 1st block Then go from there. I can’t wait to get my book!

    —Debie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing chapter, my favorite kind of quilting.

    —Gloria Chandler on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’ll start at the beginning and then I might bounce around to blocks I can’t resist. I started following the group in the first Splendid sampler and I’m so glad your starting again. I can’t wait to get my book.

    —Denise Wilcox on April 13, 2017
  • I looked forward to every week to see what designs would be issued and what designer. I want to start from the beginning as the website. I have all the but I still can’t wait for the book. (Also I love the label it arrived Monday)

    Lillie Annette Moore on April 13, 2017
  • I am going to start with the patchwork and then onto the embroidery.

    —Jenniffer Eberley on April 13, 2017
  • I am new to quilting and am excited about all the different ways to make a quilt. In saying that I would start at the first chapter and work my way through enjoying each new process.

    —Robin Fenell on April 13, 2017
  • I would go straight to the applique section. I machine applique and love the zing it gives when added to patchwork blocks!

    —Lynn Cordova on April 13, 2017
  • I cannot wat to start the chaptee with applique! All the patterns look so cute!

    —Leah Greenwalt on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter is the one I would like best. Ithink, but I have been wrong before.

    —Diane Byatt on April 13, 2017
  • My Splendid quilt is pieced and on its way to the quilter! I included 93 of the Splendid blocks and 6 of the bonus blocks – the 100th block is my own design incorporating one of the Splendid logos on the label I purchased from Spoonflower. Very pleased how it all came together!

    —Deborah Ciarla on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué chapter first! I have wanted to learn how to appliqué forever.

    —Melissa Martin on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with c), the foundation paper piecing.

    —Dunja on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely choose a) The patchwork chapter! I absolutely cannot wat to start creating your beautiful designs!
    Thank you for all of your splendid work!

    —Alison Tyler on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along, but got sidetracked by other projects around Block #30, and need to get back to my Splendid Sampler. I haven’t done much embroidery since I was taught as a child, so those blocks slowed me down. My book is on pre-order from Amazon and I can’t wait for it to arrive!

    —DeeAnn on April 13, 2017
  • I have been doing the Splendid Sampler all along and have my blocks together. It’s been wonderful being a part of this great experience. I would love to now have a copy of the book to memorialize this journey.

    —Virginia Corriea on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique section. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Hugs

    Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along last March but I’m only about a quarter of the way through the blocks. My first instinct is to finish all the patchwork blocks but foundation-piecing may be a new love of mine!

    —Tamara on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the embroidery chapter. I have just learned how to embroider and I think that would be fun.

    —Elizabeth Torno on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter 🙂 I need to get back on the Splendid Sampler Wagon. I fell off after the first few blocks.

    —Sandy S on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter, to brush up on my skills.

    —Eileen Katherine Maher on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique, so that would be the first for me. So hoping I win this book.

    —Margaret M. Higgins on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with b) the applique section. I am teaching myself to applique and there are some cute ones here

    —Lori Smanski on April 13, 2017
  • I really want to learn applique techniques so I’m sure that chapter will be one of my favorites.

    —Kay on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway!!! All I can say is WOWZA!!!! I will begin at chapter 1 and from there who knows I absolutely LOVE all the different techniques that were introduced and I have learned so much!!!! where else could you get all these different techniques for free! My book is on order very excited to get it and one day hopefully get Pat to sign my copy and you never know maybe a few other designers along my journey!!

    —Penelope on April 13, 2017
  • Should I say ‘cannot wait’ !

    —Alison Tyler on April 13, 2017
  • I participated in The Splendid Sampler from the very beginning. It was a great learning experience and I am totally happy with my completed quilt top. It’s at the long arm quilters now. Can’t wait to show Pat when she visits our guild in June!!

    —Lynn Bankowski on April 13, 2017
  • PATCHWORK!!! 🙂

    —Fannie Veilleux on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the foundation piecing chapter. So much to learn still!

    —Dana Hess on April 13, 2017
  • I have not finished all the embroidery, so that is where I will begin. An excellent sampler quilt, would highly recommend everyone to get this pattern book!

    —Joan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with c) The foundation-piecing chapter. I followed along with some of those who were sewing blocks and saw some gorgeous things. And so many people joined in! Sewing the blocks myself is on my "someday" list.

    —Lisa Marie on April 13, 2017
  • I want to look at patchwork, first, although I’ve seen many of the blocks online. Fun! Thanks.

    —Maryellen on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter – my favourite thing to do but will definitely follow along and complete my sampler – love this quilt

    —Julie on April 13, 2017
  • My blocks are done. 117 (including bonus blocks) are sashed and ready to join into the top (which is, after all, just a very big block). I loved some of the blocks a lot, some of them not so much, finally (after quilting for 40 years) mastered paper piecing, well, almost "mastered", and appreciated the variety and challenges.

    —Daphne Hedges on April 13, 2017
  • i can’t wait to look at the whole book. I have been slowly working on my sampler it is exciting to have all the pages in one place

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along but only made it to block 30

    —Catherine on April 13, 2017
  • Like any book, I will start at the beginning and read to the end, thenI will go back to the section that I want to start with – more than likely the patchwork section, but since I have never done any foundation piecing it could be that is where I would start – will see.

    —Lynda Hermann on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter sounds like my favorite. The whole book looks great.

    —Carole Kersh on April 13, 2017
  • I’m looking forward to starting with Block 1 and working my way through
    the book. It looks beautiful. – Marilyn

    —Marilyn Jaquith on April 13, 2017
  • I am a logical quilter so I probably would start with the first block and proceed through to the end. However if there is a difficult block I am leave that to later. I love applique and intricate piecework. I did the Dear Jane Quilt and didn’t get flustered by the complicated blocks, so I am sure I can do this one. However now that we have seen what the project is about I can plan the fabrics. It is a very ecclectic project, hopefully the fabrics can tie it together. I am also Librarian for my Guild so I will be purchasing the book to put in our library.
    Bernice

    —Bernice Aebly on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery

    —Julie weeks on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll probably go to the embroidery section first. Four of us ladies have a monthly sew day and one of our members just moved into a small retirement apartment, so when we have sew day at her place it’s easier if we all have some hand work to do so embroidery it is! I’ve preordered my book but just got an email that it will be late, bummer!

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • D)…I love embroidery..so I’d dive into that first!!!

    —Rosacea fuhrman on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery chapter!!

    —JoAnn on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the paper piecing would be the first I would look at because I haven’t done much of that

    —Mary Schmidt on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery blocks in the evening, then when those are done, the applique. Machine piecing would be done whenever I have a chance to sit at the machine, unless I hand piece the entire thing, which I love. (:

    —Jane in FL on April 13, 2017
  • c -foundation piecing. Just started with piecing and am hungry for more!

    —Jeanmarie K on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique’ chapter I am just learning to do this and I know it would be wonderful to read the expert advice from Pat

    —tonie Hulsing on April 13, 2017
  • As a new quilter,I would love to explore the paper piecing section, as I have never done this before and hope that your book will be a handy guide as I explore the art. I see all the beautiful blocks posted and think, ‘How’d they do that?’. When I read further, it is a paper pieced block and I just skip it and go on. I’m working your Solstice Challenge and it introduced me to applique; found I loved it. So that has given me the courage to try paper piecing and I hope your book is the right place to start.

    Gwendolyn A Jones on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the Appliqué.

    —Rose Landon on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to get my book! Actually, I am glad it backordered, I have to teach until middle of June, this way I can get all caught up before the book arrives! Most likely I will go to the patchwork section, start with something I am confident in doing, then explore the paper-piece.

    Thanks for the great project!!

    —Laura Buchanan on April 13, 2017
  • C) The foundation piecing chapter!

    —Jane Ricketts on April 13, 2017
  • That is a very hard question! But I think the applique will be my first look. Thank you for the opportunity!

    —Kathy Moore on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery chapter – lots of charming designs.

    —Joanne Colleaux on April 13, 2017
  • I definitely want to do the foundation piecing section first!!

    —Jessica Rice on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter interests me the most. I’ve recently started embroidering again and love it. I’m always looking for new ideas and love learning new stitches.

    Gail Becker on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably check out the foundation-piecing chapter first!

    —Mona Phelps on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the patchwork chapter. It’s the first chapter it looks like!
    What a lovely prize.

    —Sharon Ray on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a toss up between the patchwork and the embroidery chapters. I love these blocks sooooo much.

    —Goretti Martins on April 13, 2017
  • Oh I love patchwork, so I will start with that chapter!

    —Rosemary L on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork (I love the multi-color in the patchwork design) and than move on to the foundation piecing. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Denise V. on April 13, 2017
  • I would try the Applique section first. Applique can be done in so many ways and used in any quilt project, in my opinion. I would love to win any of these prizes and a copy of the book!!! So thank you to everyone!

    —Brenda Ackerman on April 13, 2017
  • I love appliqué! I actually downloaded a bunch of the 100 patterns. I am appreciative of you sharing these awesome patterns! Thank you.

    —Sue on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter because that’s what I’m most comfortable with. I will also visit the applique and foundation piecing chapters because I want to become proficient in those techniques as well.
    I did follow along with the Splendid Sampler blocks over the past year and found some I’d really like to make. Having all the wonderful blocks in a book would be Splendid though!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    —Kathleen Dalecio on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing, it’s my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Heather on April 13, 2017
  • Applique. Ever since I’ve started back at work after my maternity leave I’m desperate to restart quilting. These little 6″ blocks would be ideal to do relaxing between taking care of my baby Nathaniel and everything else in my crazy life.

    —Alison stafford on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along on the Splendid Sampler. I’m still sewing blocks, but I hope to have it finished and give to my sister as a Christmas gift. Paper Piecing is my favorite.

    —Charlotte on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sampler and am stalled but loved all the creativeness of the participants!

    —Pat Limburg on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely go into the patchwork chapter first. Can’t wait!

    Carolyn on April 13, 2017
  • Love the challenge of making the 6 inch blocks, it has so improved my seam allowance.

    —Loretta on April 13, 2017
  • I already chose some blocks for my next quilt from the patchwork chapter!

    —Heleny25 on April 13, 2017
  • My first choice is always the patchwork. Applique would be the icing on the cake.

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • What a great book! I would start with the patchwork chapter and then move on to the foundation piecing chapter. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

    —Bonnie on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a beginner, so I’d start with the patchwork section. What a gorgeous book!

    Cortney Bougher on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed two blocks all along the Splendid journey! All my blocks are sewn together, sashed, and bordered. A
    Everything is sandwiched together and ready for quilting! I’m so excited to finish this sampler!

    —Joanne Larson on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to patchwork.

    —Judy Barnett on April 13, 2017
  • I would head for the foundation piecing chapter. That’s the one area I have found the most challenging for me. I need all the help I can get.

    —Sandra Bassett on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t wait until I get my book. Really looking forward to the applique chapter. Started to download the blocks but missed some. Life can get in the way. So I will start my SS journey soon.

    —Kathleen Nolan on April 13, 2017
  • I think the patchwork chapter. It’s a hard decision!

    —Marianne on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter will be the first one I go to

    —Wendy Williams on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork blocks first then tackle the rest.

    —Myra Sattler on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the patchwork chapter. I have already made some blocks from when the 2x a week free blocks were shared but I didn’t get to all the blocks. It would be great to have the book so I can see all the blocks in color & close up. Great giveaways! Thanks!

    —Jan B on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into applique first since I need a hand project for breaks and lunches at work.

    —Sarah Young on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along already, but v-e-r-y slowly. I have been especially loving the paper pieced blocks, as this is a new technique for me.

    —Lottie on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork and foundation paper piecing.

    —Roberta Cabrini on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • Applique for sure would be my first peek into the book. Then piecing, But it is a treasure trove of ideas!

    —Carol Camus on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with applique as it is something I need practice with.

    —Joan on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following since the beginning and have printed and placed mainly the patchwork blocks in a notebook. I have made most of the blocks but hope to finish the rest. Always up for a giveaway!

    —J. Lynn Propst on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely – Patchwork!

    —Bea D. on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the applique chapter. Something I have been wanting to try.

    —Theresa Vandeventer on April 13, 2017
  • I wanted to follow along on line but got distracted. I am sew looking forward to the book so I can work at my own pace. I will start at the beginning, after all ‘that’s a very good place to begin’

    —debby parry-evans on April 13, 2017
  • I loved the concept of the sew along. I would begin with foundation peicing.

    —Lisa McKenrick on April 13, 2017
  • I ill start with the patchwork, as machine piecing is my favorite. I am behind, but want to finish. This project really helped me fine-tune my small-piece piecing skills, and I learned that I do enjoy limited appliqué. Thanks so much for all the fun!

    —Lynn Munch on April 13, 2017
  • I will begin on the a) patchwork chapter. Love this book. Can’t wait to begin and make them all.

    —Donna Wingo on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing is where I need a LOT of practice 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on April 13, 2017
  • Haven’t embroidered in a while, will start there.

    —Norma Benz on April 13, 2017
  • The Splendid Sampler looks so great! It would be so much fun sewing these blocks! I would probably start with the Patchwork Chapter since that is my favorite type of blocks. Thank you for the chance to win this book!

    —Darla on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Foundation blocks as I have never tried them before and I am always game for learning something new.

    Debra on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, but got behind along the way . I will be starting on the embroidery chapter as I have many car trips this summer and I can take those along .

    —Charlotte on April 13, 2017
  • I have followed along, but have not started on the blocks yet. I would probably start with the embroidery!

    —Paula Breese on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork would be the first thing I would head for. Looks like a great book.

    —Joan H. on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to get my book! I pre-ordered so am hoping to get it soon! I also have been sewing along. I only have about 35 or 40 blocks completed so I will be continuing this Splendid Journey! I love it! I look forward to reading the book and will probably to a quick scan and then devour it – cover to cover!

    —Diane Downes on April 13, 2017
  • I’m new at quilting so I’ll start with the Patchwork Chapter!

    —SueMarie Minyard on April 13, 2017
  • I will drive into the Patchwork chapter!

    —Linda Ferguson on April 13, 2017
  • I want to start with the paper piecing. I’ve always wanted to learn.

    —Chrysa H on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. Diving into the patchwork first! Love, love, love!!!

    —Linda Gillian on April 13, 2017
  • I started at the beginning and had to put aside for a while because of family issues, I am looking forward to picking up where I left off. What a fun project and to learn about all of the designers is a real treat!

    —Maribeth on April 13, 2017
  • Foundations! Love the accuracy of the tiny tiny pieces.

    —Melody Lutz on April 13, 2017
  • My starting point would be foundation piecing. Would love to have sharp points in my work. Thanks for this wonderful book opportunity.

    —Roz Agulnik on April 13, 2017
  • Since joining the Splendid Sampler Extravaganza, I have really taken an interest in applique; so I would start there!

    —Donna Eggleton on April 13, 2017
  • I started at the beginning and although I hoped to keep up I figured I would probably get way behind. To my surprise, I kept up pretty good. I was 7 blocks behind at one time but I finished the blocks a few days after block 100 came out,
    I loved the entire experience and feel I have grown as a quilter by doing unfamiliar techniques. I’m sad it is over. Now I need to put it together. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!
    Kami

    —Kami Leatherdale on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork chapter will be my starting point. So many fun blocks!

    —Sally on April 13, 2017
  • I have been filling notebooks with Splendid Sampler along with the fabric choices. I have found great success making small blocks with some consistency. Thank you for this fun challenge.

    —Penny liston on April 13, 2017
  • I think the embroidery chapter is the most intriguing for me.

    Debbie Holley on April 13, 2017
  • So much to choose from! All of them look fun and appealing, but I think the foundation piecing section might be the first place I would dive into, since that’s the technique I have the most difficulty with.

    Grace Lombardo on April 13, 2017
  • I am so (sew) ready for the embroidery chapter! I love quilt blocks with embroidery!

    —Ann on April 13, 2017
  • Please enter me in the prize draw. Can’t make my mind up between the patchwork or the foundation piecing. Love both.

    —Carol McG on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to pour over the whole book but I will jump right to the appliqué section first!

    —Susan Sullivan on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter. Very enjoyable to see all the versions of a block.

    —Mickey O'Donnell on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter for sure! Love to applique. I have been making a block here and there for fun and have already ordered the book so I can plan my Splendid Sampler quilt. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    —Jennifer A. Evans on April 13, 2017
  • I will have to start with the applique chapter!!! I need to brush up on those skills! I can’t wait to win!!!! Lol!

    —Angela Farrell on April 13, 2017
  • The new book looks great! I would love to win any of the amazing prizes.

    —Kathy Colton on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to look at the foundation piecing and embroidery sections. Thanks.

    —Janice on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing along so the book will help me finish my project! I can’t wait to have a copy!

    —Debbie Wagner on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the foundation pieced section…that’s my area of experience- lacking!!! Thank you.

    —Kathy Cummings on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will check out the embroidery section first, I’m so enjoying handwork, surprising myself!

    —Aleeda on April 13, 2017
  • Look forward to reading the book.

    —Mickey O'Donnell on April 13, 2017
  • When I get my book which is ordered. I want look at the applique chapter. I have 75 blocks done in 3 color ways…red and white and blue and white and one version I call a little bit country. I really enjoyed this project and I look forward to more projects with you all.

    —Debi Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along from the start of the idea. I have made a few blocks and then life got in the way. Good intentions. I would start in the
    APPLIQUE section.
    Thanks!

    —Lois Hicks on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the embroidery chapter since my EGA Chapter’s Exhibit will be over on May 7 and I’ll be ready to start something new! Then the applique because many of those blocks intrigue me

    —Donna L on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with my favorite, the applique chapter.

    —Nancy Cussins on April 13, 2017
  • I think all of the chapters sound very interesting but I am going for embroidery, I have done some in the past but think it adds so much variety to the Splendid Sampler quilt. Add I love reading how designers give you so much instruction for achieving splendid results.

    —Marsha Coble-Karman on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been craving some handwork, so I’d start with the embroidery chapter.

    —Margaret on April 13, 2017
  • I’d dive into the applique chapter. I’m ready for some relaxing handwork!

    —Marcia Brenner on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué chapter. What a giveaway!! Good luck to all.

    —Marg on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll be diving into the foundation piecing chapter.

    —Deborah Giovanazzi on April 13, 2017
  • I heard about the project last May from my quilting buddy who had started it in February. So I was already behind. I have maybe 2/3rds of the blocks made, but not able to do any since Christmas. So I would browse through the rest, and pick by fancy. I do have the bad habit of skipping over those that look too hard, for example, I have yet to try The Dress! Such a fun project!

    —Carol on April 13, 2017
  • My Splendid Sampler is just waiting for it’s label and binding. I really enjoyed learning to paper piece and refreshing my hand embroidery skills. Winning the book would be awesome!

    —Loretta Clinton on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve enjoyed following, sewing, learning and improving skills from the beginning of the challenge, but I still have a long way to go. I’ve only printed the block patterns in B&W, as I started each one, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing them all in color in the book!

    —Stacy on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely patchwork! This was such a fun quilt to make. Thank you all for making it possible!!!

    Jen V on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along sporadically. Most likely, my patchwork blocks will be completed first because they are the fastest. I save the embroidery blocks to work on between big projects. Paper piecing has been a new experience for me and this project is teaching me a lot. A year ago I didn’t believe I could make some of the blocks. Thank you for all the lessons!

    —Karen Parker Poling on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the pieced section because this is new for me. I love all of the patterns I have seen and can’t wait to get started. Thanks, Carol

    —Carol Moore on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing section. I tend to avoid those blocks so it would be good to get more experience with them.

    —Samantha Ewers on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would revisit the pieced patterns – I was able to sew along, and have 100 blocks finished – now to sash them and put them all together!! Can’t wait to get my book!!

    —Terry Sylvanus on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve stitched about a dozen blocks so far. Will go to the patchwork section first.

    —Mary Beth on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, and I have a way to go before I’m through! I’ve loved each block! I’m going to start at page 1 and thoroughly engross myself into looking through the book cover to cover! I can’t wait!

    —Sally on April 13, 2017
  • Have really been enjoying sewing the blocks – only have 8 more to finish!!! Since the embroidery blocks have been my favorite, I would look at that section first! Thanks for all the inspiration and giveaway!!

    —Janice Padgett on April 13, 2017
  • I fell in love with the blocks being so colorful and so addictive to try so I guess I would start with the patchwork chapter first! It is all so inspirational that I would have to try them all!! Not greedy or anything…just inspired!!

    Nancy P on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter first.

    Kim S on April 13, 2017
  • I started the splendid sampler and am about halfway, I’ve really enjoyed the challenge

    —Holly Mineau on April 13, 2017
  • I will work on the patchwork first & then to appliqué .. ( love the 3-D look ).. I’m very new to quilting, & currently following your winter/summer solstice.. I don’t often get a lot of "me time ", but when I do , I turn to my sewing machine for some relaxation. Every Wednesday I look forward to your next block. I’m new to quilting , so I would love to win this book to help me become a more confident sewer. Your blocks are Soo alive with color & design, I don’t think I could pick a fave as they are all so nice to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your talents & the opportunity to learn through your giveaways. You are truly inspirational .

    —Kate Hogg on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would probably start with applique. I Love applique and would be interested to see what’s in this book

    —Marguerite on April 13, 2017
  • I started with the original project and have enjoyed all aspects of it. My book is on backorder so I hope I win.

    —Shelly Crumpler on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since day 1. Its been so much fun. I have learned so many new things and I LOVE paper piecing! I have over 70 blocks and plans for a few more to finish at 80. (Maybe, I might do a few more!) But I can always add those to the backing. I love it and can’t wait to see more blocks. I love the inspiration I get from all the creative minds doing this together!

    —KARI M REED on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter will be first up for me! Fabulous book.

    —Debbie R. on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter would be my first stop.

    —Marlene on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter first, get a few of those blocks done as I am comfortable with piecing. Then move on to each of the next chapters and do a few from each to get the technique down. Then just conquer the blocks as they interest me until I am done! So looking forward to starting and learning new skills.

    —Carol Valencik on April 13, 2017
  • I took part of sew along. It was so fun! Liked most of the paperpieced blocks.

    —Auli on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the applique chapter–need to tune up my skills in that area!

    STH on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. I am about halfway done. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Charald Comeau on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter. I’m doing patchwork and learning a lot. This would be a great opportunity to try many new styles.

    Sandra Rosier on April 13, 2017
  • Started making the blocks in the beginning, but life kind of got in the way. Hope to get back to them soon. I would probably review each chapter a bit and then go back to c) foundation piecing chapter and start making more blocks. Love the giveaway opportunity. Thanks.

    —Nancy Limberg on April 13, 2017
  • It may be a toss up! I love Patchwork and Foundation Piecing both. Applique isn’t my best friend. But I don’t mind doing a bit on my machine. 🙂

    —Laurie Evans on April 13, 2017
  • I started the splendid sampler and really have enjoyed the challenge and am working toward the finish, thank you for all your work,
    Holly

    —Holly Mineau on April 13, 2017
  • I love all the patterns — the patchwork the embroidery — wow I could have a wonderful summer with this.

    —Jody on April 13, 2017
  • I started out with the sew along and got lost along the way. I’d love to have all the patterns in one place for the finish. I’m a big fan of patchwork so i would save that for last and get the embroidery pieces completed first, my biggest challenge!

    —RobinSue on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, but I am behind. Sometimes life gets in the way. Can’t wait to finish though. Just loved the project.

    —Stephanie Henshaw on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing for sure! I’m falling in love with the accuracy of it!

    —Erika Nickens on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve never tried foundation piecing so I think that’ll have to by my first chapter to try. Can’t wait!!

    —Stacy Lindblom on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a toss up for me between the patchwork and embroidery chapters, but I think it would be patchwork

    —Teresa U on April 13, 2017
  • I am drawn to the applique blocks so I am sure I would start there. My friend followed along all year and made some of her cutest blocks I’ve ever seen!

    —Shellie on April 13, 2017
  • I would do the patch works first just to use up my scraps.i love these blinks because they are inspiring.

    —Diane Sinclair Meigs on April 13, 2017
  • I will begin with the patchwork chapter. I want to learn how to do different kinds of patchwork. I loved following along on the Splendid journey.

    —Rose on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along from the beginning, but got sidetracked by a wedding quilt last year. Looking forward to finishing my blocks. I’ll pick back up with the patchwork section.

    —Katie on April 13, 2017
  • I have already done a couple of the patchwork blocks. Next step is to do some of the appliqué blocks, as I do not have much experience.

    —Karen Hall on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump right into the chapter on paper piecing, as I find it a very neat way to make cool blocks.

    JoAnne Bell on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter- that’s my favorite! Although I have to say it would be hard to choose if I actually had it in my hands.

    —Mary Service on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter and then work my way through this wonderful book!

    —Karen Flanigan on April 13, 2017
  • I have been doing some of the blocks, but I am soooooo far behind! Love the book!

    —Becci lund on April 13, 2017
  • Thank You Pat And Jane for all your love of quilting. I would start with patchwork and then be brave to try paper piecing.
    Thanks for wonderful giveaway. The book will be a treasure of quilting block delights.

    —Donna Joy on April 13, 2017
  • What an awesome birthday present it would be, to win something here! I am retiring in 2 months & would love to have this project waiting for me!

    Sally Freeman on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably pick the embroidery section!! I have not participated in the stitch a long, but saw each block as it was released!! Wow…such wonderful drafters!! thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

    —Ellen Sharp on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along with the group, but have a lot to finish yet! I love all the blocks, but my favorite is patchwork.

    —Judy Gelhaus on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with patchwork. The book and the whole project sounds exciting.

    —Linda Molden on April 13, 2017
  • Love the Splendid Sampler journey, especially the embroidery section, miss my emails each week, thank you so much for this wonderful experience

    —Linda Farr on April 13, 2017
  • Either embroidery or piecing. Or I may just pick out my favorite block and start there. I love all methods of fiber art 🙂

    —Debbie K on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the paper piecing section first. I have been taking one of Judy Neimeyer’s classes and the results are great.

    —Bonnie Leazer on April 13, 2017
  • I have make 80 blocks and like this journey .
    Thanks for all the work you have done.

    —Heleen van E on April 13, 2017
  • I would so love to win this! I start with applique wanting to learn! But o there is so much I want to learn!
    Blessings
    Diana

    Diana Lynn Montgomery on April 13, 2017
  • Since I am a rule follower, (sort of), I would start with the first block and go through the book start to finish. Or maybe not…. Looks like fun anywhere you start.

    —Susan Bozarth on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery for me!

    —Renae on April 13, 2017
  • I’d like to start with patchwork chapter

    —Nita Indriani on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter first as that is where my heart is. I love to applique and am open to learning new techniques.

    —Beverly Baker on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué is harder for me so may pick the easiest pattern there and start sharpening my skills . Love the whole concept

    Elise Byers on April 13, 2017
  • I would be torn, as always, by which project to start with when I am excited by all of them, but I THINK I would start with the embroidery chapter. Myra

    Myra Katz on April 13, 2017
  • I recently dove into paper piecing again after many years and found that I love it. So I think I would look at that first. But all the other topics I love too! Thank you for this chance to win a great prize!

    —Kathy G on April 13, 2017
  • I will try the applique first, but can’t wait to make them all! I love sampler quilts!
    – Kate

    —Kate Dubrin on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the applique chapter. I love doing applique. I’m looking forward to seeing the book.

    —Linda Henline on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been following along since the Splendid Sampler was first posted, back in February 2016 but have only made 3 blocks so far. I think I would just open the book randomly and start there!

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • I have followed along the entire journey, but due to other projects have restrained from doing any of the blocks – yet. The work shared on FB has been amazing! I love how each artist interpreted the blocks in their own way. The imagination and creativity shown is a delight.

    —Deb Donaldson on April 13, 2017
  • I would first dive into a. The patchwork section is for me. I love applique,but do not not have the time to do it.

    —Stephanie Woodward on April 13, 2017
  • Love Foundation piecing so I would dive into that chapter first.

    —Pauline on April 13, 2017
  • I have been quilting all along from the beginning of the Splendid Sampler. Enjoying the process and it makes me try new things that are outside of my comfort zone. Thanks, Pat and Jane.

    —Alison Howerton on April 13, 2017
  • I printed the blocks and had 34 blocks made. I decided that I didn’t like how they looked together, so I decided to start over with only three colors. I am just picking blocks at random to sew.

    —Sidney on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué is a challenge I have put off. Would love to dive in.

    —Stacey Woolwine on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with patchwork which is my favorite quilting technique then go to foundation piecing! Thanks for the chance to win! I love that you are spreading the love with thirteen different winners!

    —janequiltsslowly on April 13, 2017
  • So excited to learn something new! Will start with paper piecing, have always loved the look, never tried it. Bring it on!

    Sally Freeman on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique section, because that really draws me in.

    —Cathy Gonzalez on April 13, 2017
  • I will jump into the foundation paper piecing section – because I need a lot of practice!!

    —Liz Jefferys on April 13, 2017
  • I start with the paper-piecing chapter as that is always a fun challenge for me

    —Sherri Hines on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve made some of the blocks already, but there are a couple of foundation pieced blocks I am looking forward to completing.

    —Gina Courter on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would head first to the foundation piecing chapter!

    —Patricia Stevens on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter. I love piecing.

    Peggy on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along– have my blocks up on the design wall! Am in the process of finishing the last 3 embroidery blocks, and need to choose 3 more Bonus Blocks as I am making my quilt 9X12 blocks. I have chosen sashing fabrics and planned the layout. Can’t wait to start assembling!I would start with the foundation piecing chapter as that is the thing I struggled with most.

    —Bev Whittaker on April 13, 2017
  • I think that I would start with the embroidery chapter 🙂

    —Aletta on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would head first to the foundation piecing chapter!

    —Patricia S. on April 13, 2017
  • I have all 100 blocks made for my sampler, but I’d jump back into the FPP section!

    —Brynne on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the Patchwork Chapter

    —Lynnette Lamance on April 13, 2017
  • I think the foundation piecing chapter first.

    —Barbara on April 13, 2017
  • I’m sure I would be starting at the beginning and turning every page. But looking at my next project in the Patchwork Section. Looks fun.

    —Christi Frohreich on April 13, 2017
  • I am seriously thinking that I would/might start with the applique. Applique is my favorite.

    —Linda Adair on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the patchwork block(s)

    —Sharon Garbett on April 13, 2017
  • I want to learn foundation piecing so that would be my first chapter! I would love to win any of these prizes! Good luck everyone

    —Judy Beth McGuire on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along- most of the time. I liked learning new skills and brushing up on old ones.

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with applique.

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with the applique chapter.🦋💕 I have this book coming soon. Our local Library system has purchased a few copies as well 😎👍
    Looking forward to making my own Splendid Day Quilt🤓🐞

    —Jeri Hernandez on April 13, 2017
  • Of course the foundation piecing chapter. I need guidance on this aspect of quilting.

    —Donna Dv on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably flip through the whole book, then focus on the patchwork.

    —Loriann Fish on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork chapter and complete the ones I missed when I signed up with Pat Sloan. What a wonderful bunch of designers that gave their blocks and I missed getting them all and would love to win the book because they would all be in ONE place. Thanks for the offer and good luck to everyone.

    —Sandra Wilburn on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing section. Perfect points guaranteed!

    —Yvonne on April 13, 2017
  • Love the foundation pieced!

    —C Howr on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with the applique chapter. I’ve been following along all year but haven’t really gotten started.
    It’s such a great project. Thanks for this giveway!

    —Kathy F on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been following along and discovered that I love paper piecing!

    —Margie on April 13, 2017
  • Would start with foundation pieced

    —C Howe on April 13, 2017
  • I think the appliqué chapter. I can do basic raw edge but would love to learn more!

    —Anne Finck on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the applique section. Thanks for the chance to win.

    lin tarrant on April 13, 2017
  • I will go directly to the patchwork chapter!! After that, it’s definitely the foundation piecing chapter. 🙂

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • A) PATCHWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win…..awesome

    —Gwenna Doty on April 13, 2017
  • I will be starting again when I receive the book! And probably the appliqué chapter because I have found a love of appliqué I didn’t think I would ever achieve!

    —Janet Green on April 13, 2017
  • Although I would likely do piecing before any other technique, I would look at and admire the applique chapter first.

    Shasta on April 13, 2017
  • C. Foundation Paper Piecing. It’s a project type I don’t normally pick. But it’s one I’d like to pick up. These small blocks look like the perfect starting point for just that purpose. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Laura H on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the foundation piecing chapter since I’m still learning how to do it and need more practice! Thank you.

    —Cathy on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at the embroidery section to relearn the stitches!

    —Judy Luker on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing chapter. Looks like a great book.

    —Marti M on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the chapter on patchwork. My favorite.

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter, really into this right now and loving it!!!

    —Martha Morgan on April 13, 2017
  • The book is so beautiful I would not know where to start. A) Start with the mosaics. I think. Greetings.

    —Margarita on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the patchwork chapter. All of them sound like fun and I followed along and saw all of the fabulous blocks but only had the chance to make a couple of them.

    Sherry on April 13, 2017
  • I want to start at thr beginning to end. I love every pattern.

    —Deanna Klintworth on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation-piecing chapter. I am really hooked on paper piecing!

    —Marilyn K Menzies on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to say I would start at page one but I know I would flip through the pages and land in the applique part. That is what I enjoy the most.

    —Chris p on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the patchwork area first. I have read so many wonderful comments about this sampler.So excited to start it. Now to choose colors. I have watch some beautiful appliqué squares be made as well. Such talented people!!

    —Kaye Wathen on April 13, 2017
  • I love being inspired and trying new appliqué designs. I look forward to starting with the appliqué chapter!

    —Willow on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the piecing chapter

    —Marie on April 13, 2017
  • C. The piecing chapter. However I would enjoy every part since it’s been such a fabulous journey.

    —Ella Stroupe on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start on the foundation-piecing chapter.

    —Ann on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the appliqué section first. Love appliqué. My first quilt was appliquéd Sunbonnet Sue. Each square had her doing something different and sometimes Sam was with her

    —Leilani Abbott on April 13, 2017
  • It is always hard to choose from so many great blocks but the applique blocks draw my eye every time closely followed by the embroidery. I love seeing how all the different designers put their personal stamp on their quilts. Gives me inspiration!!!!

    —Janet Brown on April 13, 2017
  • I would "Start at the Very Beginning, It’s a Very Good place to Start"! I love all the techniques, but do Patchwork and Applique the most on my blocks. This looks amazing!

    —Karen Christensen on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at the appliqué blocks first, love needle turn appliqué! But the other blocks are lovely too, this is something I would like to do.

    —Sue on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the piecing blocks because that is my more comfortable area and then move progressively more out of my comfort zone.

    —Kelly Draves on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork

    —Anu on April 13, 2017
  • I ordered the book in December…still waiting….But yesterday I downloaded the kindle version. At least I can get started…..and will probably try the embroidery or patchwork first! What fun it will be! Wish I had known a year ago, as some of the finished quilts are amazing. Thank you, ladies!

    —Sallee Murtha on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the appliqué section first. Love appliqué. My first quilt was appliquéd Sunbonnet Sue. Each square had her doing something different and sometimes Sam was with her. Quilt given to Grand daughter

    —Leilani Abbott on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing!!!!

    —Karen McClung on April 13, 2017
  • I always start a project with the most time consuming part such as the embroidery, applique or hand piecing. Which I can do in the evenings while watching TV. That way I have those parts going while I also work on the rest of the quilt. Win win! It`seems all fun.

    —Carla Schoonover on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter

    —Cheryl Pawlak on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start in the applique chapter. I love real things made into blocks. Like the sewing machine

    —Debbie D on April 13, 2017
  • I’m intrigued by paper piecing, so would probably start with that. Or maybe an applique square, or patchwork…hmm, can’t decide. Can I do them all at once???

    —Joan Cook on April 13, 2017
  • Have been enjoying the patterns online but would love to have the book. I like the patchwork pieces and appliques best.

    —Sylvia on April 13, 2017
  • Love Patchwork

    —tina on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter because it is the one that is most challenging and I really want to get better at it. Alyssa Thomas videos have been spectacular to watch and learn from so I want to do it all over again with some fun fabrics.

    —Chris Bernard on April 13, 2017
  • I struggle with applique so this is where I would start

    —Nancy Ridder on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with either the Patchwork or the Foundation Piecing sections. I’m pretty new to applique and embroidery so those would be my challenges!

    —Marieke on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork

    —Anu on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork blocks. I have followed along and printed some of the blocks this past year but only made the square for the block holder.

    —Betty Drake on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the chapter on appliqué!

    —Marcy Papariello on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the beginning of The Splendid Sampler and I still have some to sew. I don’t have a favorite block or method. Because each block is so different, they are all exciting to start.

    —Linda Zumwalt on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter

    —Jacqui Powell on April 13, 2017
  • I am a fairly new quilter and love piecing quilt blocks so I think I would explore those blocks first. I am also looking forward to the appliqué blocks. I bought a kindle version to have on my I-pad. I am excited to get started .

    —Sandra Ott on April 13, 2017
  • It took me a year to select my fabrics- I chose Kaffe Fassett and Grunge- I am sew excited with my choices!
    So far I have made a piecing/applique block and 3 embroidery blocks. They are all so different and fun to make!

    —Kit Yaw on April 13, 2017
  • Hard choice with so many wonderful patterns but I enjoy the foundation paper piecing the best.

    —Brenda on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patchwork chapter, then work my way through the other chapters.

    —BARBARA MERKLEY on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, I like it when you show all different variations of the sampler. It gives an idea of what colour schemes can be used and how they look

    —Diane Firka on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’ll start with embroidery, as I love it, and haven’t done it for a while.

    —Pat on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter! I love machine piecing!

    Val on April 13, 2017
  • Hi,

    I have been following all along. In May, I lost my husband and to be honest have not got back to it yet. I am hoping soon to dive into it again. It is lots of fun and lots of different kinds of sewing, applique, foundation piecing, etc. Very good learning for beginners too.

    —Helen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with a English paper piecing. I’d like to learn the technique so that I could make a Lucy Boston quilt some day. Thank you for all you do for this quilting family/city.

    —Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • I want to dive into the patchwork chapter first! Can’t wait to see it all!

    —Katrina Roper on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter. I’ve been wanting to do some for awhile. Ow. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway!

    —Michelle allen on April 13, 2017
  • Do I have to pick one? I’d start with foundation piecing because it’s so precise, but patchwork would be a close second. 🙂 Love this project!

    —Nancy M on April 13, 2017
  • I am new to quilting and looking for challenges to help me learn more and fuel my desire to create more quilt art from the heart.

    —Chris on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation piecing. What a wonderful collection.

    —Laurie on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing all along!

    —Sandy Glynn on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin at the beginning….of course 🙂

    —Carol Samuelson on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, I like it when you show all different variations of the sampler.

    —Diane Firka on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the applique, but there are so many wonderful blocks, it would be hard to choose!

    —Rebecca Schnekenburger on April 13, 2017
  • I would most likely dive into with the patchwork chapter.

    —Susan L. on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve already started my Splendid Sampler using ’30s reproductions and using quilt-as-you-go to finish each block, but got stalled. I’m looking forward to the new sew-along to kick-start me again. Love this project!

    —Terri in BC on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will start with the embroidery chapter. I am going thru a Redwork "phase" right now and am enjoying the challenge!! So ecxited to get started on this project!!!

    —Jary Riolo on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, and got behind due to life’s events. But when I need a quiet moment alone, I go to the book now and choose one to do, depending on my mood. It doesn’t matter which technique is more important to me, it matters what mood I’m in for doing (being it learning something new or doing an old favorite) a block. One things the girls stressed when doing the Splendid Sampler online, it doesn’t matter if you keep up with each block coming out, all that matters is having fun.

    Nicole Painchaud on April 13, 2017
  • Almost all the blocks from the Splendid Sampler I made since the beginning. The most I like the patchwork blocks, but favourite too is embroidery. Third is applique and forth the paperpiecing blocks. I never would have missed this super experience. I miss the Thursday and Sunday mails, although I also started the Solstice and the Chilldren’s Library. Thanks so much for your inspirational quilt Pat and Jane. It was really wonderful to travel along with you and all the designers.

    —Trijntje IJntema on April 13, 2017
  • 13 is my lucky number! I would start with the patchwork chapter. I haven’t started any yet, but have been following the blog since the beginning. I love to read Pat’s blogs and go to the designer’s sites and read about them, too. Quilters are so much fun and very interesting.

    —Nancy Bart on April 13, 2017
  • I would directly gonto the foundation-piecing chapter! Love the idea of the book.

    —Helma on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with Applique but then I would have to ck out embroidery chapter as well. Thanks for entering me in your drawing

    —Christine Huggins on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since block #1 back in February 2016. My quilt is all pieced, quilted and bound.

    —Arlyn Parker on April 13, 2017
  • I’m excited to finish the patchwork blocks and then will head to apliqué!

    —Sarah Guthrie on April 13, 2017
  • I am both fascinated and intimidated by paper piecing. I think I would start there. Followed by an appliqué block. Haven’t tried needle turn appliqué.

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • Probably c, Foundation piecing sounds like fun. I enjoy doing this a lot.

    —Chris on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter. Thanks for the chance!

    Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter, but all are of interest. Thanks.

    —Diane Oakes on April 13, 2017
  • Having recently retired I would like to make all the blocks. I enjoy sewing but have never tried embroidery, this would be a challenge but very enjoyable

    —lynda hazleton on April 13, 2017
  • It took me a year to select my fabrics- I chose Kaffe Fassett and Grunge- I am sew excited with my choices!
    So far I have made a piecing/applique block and 3 embroidery blocks.
    They are all so different and fun to make!

    —Kit Yaw on April 13, 2017
  • I always start with the easiest which for me is a) The patchwork chapter. 🙂 I did sew along and finished all 100 blocks but am still trying to figure out a setting for the finished quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Ange Sullivan on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork but the foundation will not be far behind

    —Susan Rogers on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing right along with everyone else, so I’ll pick up the squares I’ve missed. Thanks for this opportunity!

    —Lynn Roitt on April 13, 2017
  • I am excited about the foundation piecing. I’ve tried it once and want to do more.

    —Elizabeth Wells on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork first. Since you listed "applique" as a choice, I think patchwork means pieced.

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • Wow, what a fabulous book! If I HAD to choose a chapter, I would probably say the embroidery because I’ve been into the handwork lately. I love the portability of it.

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • I would likely begin with the foundation piecing as I love that most.
    This is a wonderful give away, thanks for the opportunity to get something so nice.

    —Vickie Keith on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork!

    Denny on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork blocks. But will probably dive into the others in between.

    —Winnie on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start at the patchwork chapter first. I have been following along for the last year but haven’t sewn any blocks yet. Now I have no excuse as they are starting over again! Thanks for the amazing journey Pat and Jane and Martingale for being the publisher of this collaboration. K-

    —Kristy Wilkinson on April 13, 2017
  • With carpel tunnel, hand work is hard so piecing and paper piecing are the first for me but I would look at the hand work for some small projects that i might be able to do.

    —Darlene S on April 13, 2017
  • I started right before Christmas.
    I enjoy Patchwork the most…too impatient for a lot of
    foundation piecing and hand applique. The book is a
    happy collection of different quilt artists work!
    Great job!

    Colleen on April 13, 2017
  • I would most likely dive into with the patchwork chapter. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

    —Susan L. on April 13, 2017
  • Sure to enjoy this book!I’LL GO STRAIGHT TO a.!
    Love all patchwork! Thanks for sharing!

    —LINDA on April 13, 2017
  • I think this book would be a great ‘go to’ book for everything quilting. I would probably start with the patchwork section but I am just starting to play with applique so that might call me. I have no doubt it would be a book I would read over and over, cover to cover. Thanks for the opportunity to win such great prizes.

    —Lynn Darcy on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork. Then the embroidery. Appliqué and paper piecing last.

    —Susan G on April 13, 2017
  • I have been quilting along! I have enjoyed honing my skills with all the different techniques presented along the way!

    Diane V on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my first choice! I’m still making blocks for my splendid sampler. Thank you for the wondrous journey!

    —Katie Wilson on April 13, 2017
  • It would be either embroidery or foundation piecing! I would love look at the book and go through those chapters and make up my mind. I love what I can see from the pictures of the quilts so many talented ladies have posted!!

    —Ali Tejera-Briceland on April 13, 2017
  • English paper piecing intrigues me, so I would probably start with that block. I’d like to make a Lucy Boston quilt some day. Thank you for all you do for this quilting city!

    —Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!

    —Dawn Conquest on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the Patchwork Chapter first! Then on to embroidery which I love to do on quilts. And first block will be the pencils for a mini wall quilt for my grandson.

    —Kathlyn on April 13, 2017
  • I have already finished and quilted my Splendid Sampler quilt. It is 120 blocks set in the shadow pattern. I showed it at our local quilt show and got a 3rd place for large quilts, and lots of attention during the show. Thanks.

    —Ann Robertson on April 13, 2017
  • I love to embroider so I am starting with those blocks. I am taking them with me on summer vacation. I will be sitting and relaxing and hand sewing…sounds good, doesn’t it?

    —Susan Provenzano on April 13, 2017
  • What a wonderful array of prizes to go with an amazing book. I’d start with applique or embroidery – great carry-along projects.

    —Mona on April 13, 2017
  • I am an applique enthusiast so that’s where I would start

    —Sam on April 13, 2017
  • Would love to have that book

    —Patty Booth on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork!!!

    —Cindy Johansen on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork! Love all of the patterns.

    —Barbara Sheffield on April 13, 2017
  • With my glasses on and needle in hand, I’ll dive into the embroidery chapter. Can’t wait to get my hands on your book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Sandra on April 13, 2017
  • I love them all but would like the patchwork then the appliqué

    —Diana Simpson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter. Love to do both hand and machine embroidery.

    —Donna W on April 13, 2017
  • Have been sewing along but would do the patchwork chapter first

    —Karen H on April 13, 2017
  • I would Stuart with the paper pieced squares since that’s my #1 love then the pieced squares. I can wait to get the book and get started. Would love to win sonething along the way too.

    —Eva Long on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery, have never embroidered on a block before, only on dish towels and pillowcases. Can’t wait to make these blocks!

    —Terri Skiff on April 13, 2017
  • I will go right to the foundation piecing chapter. I am looking forward to making the block with dress and spool of thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Cynthia on April 13, 2017
  • I’d like to start with the patchwork chapter.

    —Tracy Richardson on April 13, 2017
  • I will be starting with the foundation-piecing chapter. Love different designs. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Ceyda on April 13, 2017
  • I will do patchwork which works well for Quilts of Valor!!

    Barbara Winkler on April 13, 2017
  • I have made more than a dozen so far. My favorite are either the pieced or the paper-pieced.

    —Cheryl Murphy on April 13, 2017
  • WOW! What a great give away!
    I think I will go to the applique chapter.

    —Linda Cartwright on April 13, 2017
  • I am totally undecided 🤷🏻‍♀️. In my perfect world I would start a project from each chapter and be in heaven.

    —Dawn Rae Green on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter and then skip around. I love all styles and techniques.

    —Cassy L. on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork and work my way up to applique. All of the blocks look fantastic and would be so much fun to do.

    susie meier on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué have not tried that yet

    —Kathryn M on April 13, 2017
  • I will jump into the paper pricing section first! I love the crisp perfection from paper peicing!

    —Rachel on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely dig into the patchwork section!

    —Mona Dickey on April 13, 2017
  • I want to try them all, but the foundation piecing will probably be first. I once made a picture window quilt featuring paper-pieced birds. It was so fun to go through my scraps for just the right color and print. I’d like to try something other than birds now.

    —Michele on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, along with a friend who is 500 miles away. It’s been a joy to compare our takes on these wonderful blocks.

    —Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • I have been "sewing along" ever since a friend brought hers to work on a a Guild Retreat. They peaked my interest and I have printer out several copies while they were available. I probably will "leaf through" the entire book AND THEN concentrate on chapter concerning piecing. Thanks for this opportunity.

    —MariLynn Bergmark on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the first block and work my way through the book…maybe in 2 different colorways, that way I’ll have one to keep and one to give away!

    —Ramona Royse on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork and work my way through the rest.

    —Debbie N on April 13, 2017
  • Congrats on such a wonderful book! I love patchwork piecing and paper piecing so I would start there first! Thank you for the opportunity for such a nice giveaway!!

    —Pamela Casey on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the patchwork and then move on to foundation piecing. I’m really anxious for my copy of the book I preordered to come. Hope to use it to do some quilting with my granddaughter when I visit this summer. Come on mailman !

    —Anita Lansberry on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing section first–my favorite quilting to do!

    —Sylvia Youngblut on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll be diving into the applique chapter first – or the embroidery one – I’m bouncing between grandkids and home a bunch right now, so perfect for my travels.

    —Kathy Oppelt on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with patchwork chapter. Looking forward to the journey.

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since the beginning. Absolutely love this project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    —Lynda Lukas on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Applique and Embroidery chapters, love them both!

    —Kathy H on April 13, 2017
  • I probably will "leaf through" the entire book AND THEN concentrate on chapter concerning piecing. Thanks for this opportunity.

    —MariLynn Bergmark on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork section. I never got it started. The applique is all sew cute too. Can’t wait to Win!

    Mary Crowther on April 13, 2017
  • I started my sampler on February 14 last year. I am in the process of completing the quilt top.

    —Marci Hainkel on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the foundation piecing chapter. I just recently fell in love with paper piecing and would love to expand my skills! I’ve made a few blocks from this sampler as they were released and just love them!! That was before I was brace enough to try foundation piecing. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Casey on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, and foundation paper piecing has become my new love!

    Anita on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the applique chapter. I printed out some of the blocks for the Splendid Sampler, but I quickly got behind. I am so glad that they made this book because so many of these blocks are so cute and I thought it was great that there were so many techniques taught.

    —Joy Meetis on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely (C) "Foundation Piecing" Because that’s where I need the most practice. Being self taught, I can use all the help and inspiration I can get. Such an awesome giveaway. Have never done a sampler, so this would be a perfect beginning.

    —Amy Caldwell on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter is both terrifying and exciting, so I would start there.

    —Jenni Reeves on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter. I didn’t do the sew along, but have plans to do some of the blocks this year. Thanks!

    —Bonnie Fedchak on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter, but all would be of interest. Thanks.

    —Diane Oakes on April 13, 2017
  • d – I’m on an embroidery kick right now, but love a-d

    Billie Kretzschmar on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the embroidery as I like to have hand work always available when I sit in front of the tv.

    —Micheline Gaucher on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my favorite, but want to learn to do more paper piecing.

    —Jan Deihl on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been a part of The Splendid Sampler community since it started. I’ve enjoyed the variety of techniques used and learning new methods of doing them.

    —Sally Woodley on April 13, 2017
  • I have seen sewing along from the beginning. I still have a few blocks that I haven finished yet. It’s been a great adventure. Thank you Pat and Jane.

    —Jackie on April 13, 2017
  • I signed up for the messages when The Splendid Sampler project launched last year and then spent the whole year trying to catch up! Still catching up but enjoying every minute and learning new things all the time.
    So I’m a winner even if I don’t win a prize!

    —Avril Burrows on April 13, 2017
  • I’m wild about geometric pieced blocks maybe because I had a terrible time initially in Geometry in high school. The class was taught by a college friend of my Mom’s so the pressure was on. Everything turned out OK so I’d dive into the pieced block patterns that were very geometric.

    —Helen Kulas on April 13, 2017
  • I will be starting where I left off with some I felt I needed more time on and really enjoying the journey

    —Marilyn on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with applique, then follow that up with embroidery, my two favorite quilty things. :o)

    —Cheryl R. on April 13, 2017
  • I think embroidery or foundation piecing. Both are relatively new to me and this ould be a fun way to practice!

    Jody M on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sew a long, but dropped out when life happened. I would probably start at the beginning of the book and work my way through it.

    —susan on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the paper piecing. It’s challenging but oh so rewarding!

    —Jamie Cargo on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will start in the applique chapter. I love to do applique. After applique, it would be patchwork.

    —Angela Bowling on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation paper pieced blocks, love paper piecing. I would then do the patchwork and leave applique for last. Not really fond of applique.

    —Cindi Lambert on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the stitchery patterns because the nice weather is here and I could work on these blocks out side thank you for a change to win

    —Susan Bell on April 13, 2017
  • What an amazing opportunity, thank you!

    —Raylene Kwilos on April 13, 2017
  • Been sewing along….but would like to overlook the embroidery blocks…I skipped them the first go around

    —Karen Keeler on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter because these blocks have taken me the longest! But doing all 100 blocks has taught me soooo much. I love it 😍

    —Susan Gaffney on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along but haven’t made many blocks. I have found the applique to be very interesting design-wise, so that’s where I would start. Looking forward to seeing the photos!

    —Vivian Lewis on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the foundation chapter…but patchwork chapter would be next!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Connie Hendryx on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with simple patchwork because it is my favorite

    —Manon jacob on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique so that is where I would begin!

    —Wendy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve already completed the 100 blocks and have pieced them into a quilt. But I would love to revisit the appliqué work in that chapter as well as look at the settings they suggest. It was an amazing journey that connected me to quilters from around the world and resulted in an heirloom keepsake!

    —Kim E. on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter,

    —Laurielyn on April 13, 2017
  • I think the needle-turn appliqué would be the thing I would try first. Love the bunny and I would like to learn needle-turn appliqué, It would be a great challenge.

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • I will "give" it to my wife since she can no longer use MY paper for printing out copies. She, undoubtably, will head for the chapter on patchwork. I hope she uses up all these SCRAPS, the house is a MESS!

    —Glenn Bergmark on April 13, 2017
  • First patchwork

    —Susan Norton on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter 😃

    —Susan Gaffney on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation paper piecing block.
    Thanks for this opportunity and for sharing the Splendid Sampler with us.

    —Sheryl Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter.

    —Betty K on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the appliqué section of the book. I really want to get growing my skills
    Many thanks for the excellent work and teaching

    —Nancy K on April 13, 2017
  • Worked on the Splendid Sampler as the blocks were released and thoroughly enjoyed the process. Am looking forward to examining the book and continuing to learn new techniques.

    —Cecile on April 13, 2017
  • a The Patchwork Chapter. The giveaways are all from my favorite brands!! I love trying new block designs.

    —Judy Allen on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing all along. I have fallen behind but am getting back on track. This is my first sew-along. The book would be a wonderful inspiration as I finish the blocks and get the quilt top made.

    —Therese West on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the piecing chapter!!

    —Debbie Raggio on April 13, 2017
  • I love the X and O that would be so much fun to learn how to create the lovely block. It is all so beautiful. Thanks so much for helping me learn new quilting skills.

    —Janet Curtis on April 13, 2017
  • I love foundation piecing and would probably start there! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    —Christine Weld on April 13, 2017
  • I would have to dive into the embroidery chapter. I just love handwork!

    —Phillis Harding on April 13, 2017
  • I still want to make these blocks even though the sewalong as ended. I think I would go for the patchwork blocks first!

    —Kathy Rutter on April 13, 2017
  • I love foundation piecing and have been following along as Pat posted each block on her website. This was a totally new experience for me and help to overcome my empty nest syndrome as my twin daughters left for college this year.

    —Maureen on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the foundation piecing, I yearn to learn this technique, thanks.

    —Lesley Ingham on April 13, 2017
  • I would love begin working in the applique chapter, as I have been most recently perfecting my applique skills. I love the portability of applique work. It allows me to spend quilting time with my family rather than sequestered in my sewing room.

    —Susan Butts on April 13, 2017
  • My applique skills need help, so I will jump in there. The piecing will be fun for quicker breaks. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Robin Woods on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to start in the Patchwork Section. It looks like the group is on block number 17, so that’s where I’ll dive it!

    —Shannon Day on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to see what has been cooked up for us paper piecers, so that will be my first jump into the book.

    —OHSue on April 13, 2017
  • Have the kindle version and love it!

    —Jan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork chapter or maybe the appliqué chapter! I will enjoy each chapter! Thank you for this chance to win!

    —Melaine clark on April 13, 2017
  • a- The Patchwork chapter! But those sewing theme appliqués are tempting, too.

    —Sandy on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork and so that is what I will want to explore first.

    —Sarah on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the appliqué chapter first for me.

    —Jean Mosley on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along but only halfway through. I usually have an embroidery or applique block on the go for hand sewing at night and work on the piecing or patchwork when I get time during the day.

    —Carine Morton on April 13, 2017
  • So excited to see this book! Applique first for me!

    —Sally on April 13, 2017
  • A the patchwork ohhh yaaa…. happyness04431@yahoo.com

    —Anna brown on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter. Thanks

    —Sherry on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a hard choice; I love all of them, but I
    Probably would start with the Patchwork
    Section.

    Linda Guest on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing along but I would probably dive back into the patchwork section!

    —Courtney Turner on April 13, 2017
  • They are all so beautiful it’s difficult to decide, but right now I am most interested in embroidery!

    —Kay on April 13, 2017
  • I am looking forward to the applique chapter. There are some wonderful patterns!

    —Mary Beth on April 13, 2017
  • I would scan the book from front to back, then pick a favourite to complete. Likely appliqué.

    —Bena Luxton on April 13, 2017
  • I like patchwork best – so many possibilities!

    —Suelynn Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewimg along. I am almost done with my blocks. A bout of vertigo slowed me down, but now I am back on track. I have loved yhis project.

    —Sarah Paladino on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along but I did get behind. I have most of the patchwork blocks done, a few appliqué blocks, and a few paper pieced blocks. Have not done any embroidery.

    —Mary Ann on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter! Definitely! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Cindy Bowers on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll dive into the patchwork blocks first.

    —Vicki H on April 13, 2017
  • I have just started learning foundation piecing so I think I would start with that chapter. It will be so much fun making this quilt!

    —Virginia in AK on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll look at the patchwork first. But I enjoy expanding my horizons, so will study other chapters.

    Lisa Sweet

    —Lisa Sweet on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter will be my first stop.

    —Sandy K on April 13, 2017
  • Tough choice, where to start…where to start…hmmm, I think I would start with the embroidery chapter so I can take my project with me as I travel next month.

    —Deb B on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to dive into the patchwork chapter….

    —Debbie Hom on April 13, 2017
  • I would head first into the appliqué chapter because I absolutely love to sew by hand but never get the chance and this would give me the opportunity to do so!!! I don’t have the book but would consider myself a lucky person if I had it to work from!!! I’m a new quilter and I’m hooked!!

    —Kristi Daley on April 13, 2017
  • I started this journey back at the beginning but kept having to detour with a busy life of retirement . I’ve ordered the book so I can complete at my leisure in between being a busy Grandmother .

    —Christine Howard on April 13, 2017
  • Id go straight to the patchwork chapter. Then the paper piecing.

    —Diane W on April 13, 2017
  • I was all caught up with my blocks on Dec. 1, but then left town for 10 weeks. While in IL I didn’t get to work on the blocks and haven’t gotten back to them. Life gets in the way. I am ready to dive back in now.

    —Kathy Buirge on April 13, 2017
  • I did all the blocks with the year long release. My too is out together. I did not do the bonus blocks yet but may incorporate those in the border. I enjoyed the pieced blocks the best but loved the whole process.

    —Nancy Buckland on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve already been sewing along!! I’d probably jump in to the embroidery section – because I’ve discovered, through the Splendid Sampler, that I quite enjoy hand embroidery!

    —Amber on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along! About half way and I have really enjoyed it and I have learned a lot of new techniques!

    —Ann McCarthy on April 13, 2017
  • patchwork is my norm sooooooooooo I’d probably at least glance there and try something new with paperpiecing.

    Joyce on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to read more about foundation-piecing! Great giveaway.

    —DebbieKL on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing along…I have not made all the blocks as I can’t see well enough to embroider.but I have made many of the blocks

    —Diana on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork, but also the embroidery.

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the Patchwork chapter since that’s what most familiar to me. Then I’ll try my hand at applique–that’s not very familiar to me and I’d like to try something new. Thanks for the giveaway!! What awesome prizes!!

    —Patty Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I had started back in Feb.2016 with just downloading the blocks waiting to get some fabric. Then life got in the way but I still downloaded each block as it came out. I am a new to quilting and just trying to get all the things I need to was really hard when you are on a fix income. But I am hoping to start this project when they start assigning blocks. Thanks to all the sponsors for this giveaway.

    —Peggy Stillman on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a hard decision, but probably the patchwork. I’ve been also wanting to try appliqué and foundation piecing. Since I’ve retired, I’ve been making patchwork quilts, and I’m always on the lookout for new patterns and techniques.

    —Cindy Hoover on April 13, 2017
  • I love doing applique work so that’s where I would start! What a fun book!

    —Cheryl Saunderson on April 13, 2017
  • Keep thinking I will find time to "catch up" but so far that hasn’t happened. Love your samplers.

    —Mary Jones on April 13, 2017
  • No question! I’d start with the applique section. I’ve gone crazy for applique all of a sudden.

    —Lauren M on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with foundation piecing. During the sewalong I skipped the foundation squares because I had struggled with it in the past.

    —Paula Belfield on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing along…I have not made all the blocks as I can’t see well enough to embroider.but I have made many of the blocks

    —Diana Gates on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter.

    —Janet B on April 13, 2017
  • I love everything!!! But I would probably start with foundation piecing because I’m not familiar with it.🐰

    —Judy Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at page 1 and work my way thru. I’m OCD like that, although I would peek. Through the whole book first!!

    —Janetta Dobler on April 13, 2017
  • I downloaded most of the blocks as they were posted, so I am VERY happy that the book is coming out. Guess I am old school as I like to have a book in my hand while making a quilt. My favorite blocks are sewing themed which included paper piecing, applique and embroidery. I want to devour all the sections of this book vs. just by sections. Thank you to all the artists that contributed blocks to this book. I enjoyed checking out your websites and getting to know more about the quilting queens!

    —Donna Baker on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably check out the patchwork first & then the embroidery.

    —Kay McCaffery on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would dive into C, foundation piecing first. I would check out A second.

    —Jenny on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork section would be loads of fun for my quilt group to make give away quilts

    —gail bartels on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably just start at the beginning!! I’m doing the sew along and I’m more than halfway done!!! What a fun year it has been and will continue to be as we all sew along together!!!!

    —donna jolley on April 13, 2017
  • I have been so fascinated by this phenomenon. I have watched and enjoyed the many different blocks and layouts. I started late and found that all the patterns were no longer available and immediately ordered (pre-ordered) the book. Can’t wait to get it. If I win a book I will entice a friend to join me in this adventure.

    I will start with the paper-piecing section I think. This is an area I need to learn and practice on. I am so excited

    Kelli Paquin on April 13, 2017
  • I have so enjoyed following along with all you amazing quilters. However, I have not completed many of them—I just loved seeing, receiving patterns and instructions for each amazing choice and the truly learning information. Now I am thrilled about your new weekly sit and sew plan. I think that now I can get hold of all this glory!!!!

    —Christine Kellogg on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll probably begin with the appliqué section. I’m gravitating more and more toward handwork. So relaxing!

    —Michelle on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork section as I’m comfortable there – but I’m really excited by the foundation piecing too because I’ll learn a lot there…
    Can’t wait!

    Sarah Bubb on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter and then on to the paper piecing since I really enjoy both.

    —Rhonda Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably begin with the Patchwork chapter. Then dive into embroidery or foundation. What a fun giveaway! Thanks.

    —Marie on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a patchworker! (Is that even a word!?!) I would probably start with the patchwork, but I want to improve my hand applique skills, so it probably won’t take long to start the applique section either!

    —Wendy L on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Embroidery blocks because I have some out of town trips planned, and this would be a good time to work on them without having to bring a sewing machine along! I also like to have some handwork while watching TV at night! I’ve been following and printing out the patterns for the last year, and have done some blocks of each, but don’t always have time or room to get the sewing machine set up! I am amazed at all the different blocks that the designers came up with, and also at how different each looks with the variation in fabrics and imaginative embellishments! Great idea and great job done by all!

    —Susan Toukatly on April 13, 2017
  • i would start with the a) The patchwork chapter for sure

    —Erin McSweeney on April 13, 2017
  • I have been trying to see along. A lot behind though. And would love to win the giveaway!

    —Julie LeMieux on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start at the beginning….patchwork! This looks like a great book! Thanks!

    —Anita M on April 13, 2017
  • Hard choice. I quilt blocks in binges, so I flip thru the book and randomly choose a page.

    —Caroline J Rohrer on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along but would LOVE to read the foundation piecing chapter 1st to improve my skills (or lack thereof:)

    —Nancy Maher on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway! I would start on the applique!

    —Shaura Miller on April 13, 2017
  • Will probably tart with patchwork, as I don’t have too many problems with that… Then move to some of the more difficult (for me, anyway) chapters!

    —Susan John on April 13, 2017
  • I will definately be diving into the patchwork chapter first, but the applique will probably be a close second. I do love the look of a scrappy sampler quilt. Thanks for the wonderfully fun giveaway! my fingers are crossed.

    —Cheryl on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter since I love doing applique. However, before starting, I would probably look through the entire book first.

    —Anne Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • Love this! I’d start with foundation piecing.

    —Sue on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter! What a fabulous book!

    —laura on April 13, 2017
  • My Splendid Sampler top is finished including the border. It’s on my design wall now deciding on the backing. Have even taken one of the flower blocks out since my granddaughter is graduating from nursing school and she mentioned a block she liked. Unknown to her I’ve decorated the block and will sign for her special day.

    —Phyllis Arnold on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation Piecing chapter! I always need more help.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation chapter that way I can print out all the foundations in one go, and they will be done and waiting for me to finish the rest.

    —Four dogs and one quilter on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since the beginning of the journey. My favorite blocks are the embroidered ones. I am still waiting to try the dress foundation pieced block. It is a bit intimidating!! I will get there though. Thank you for the journey!!

    —Cassie Carney on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited to start again on these blocks! I have six finishes but 2016 was not a healthy year for me and I am going to make all of at least enough blocks for a big quilt! Can’t wait for my book to arrive!
    Thanks designers and Pat and Jane!

    —Catherine Owen on April 13, 2017
  • I am a fan of foundation piecing…so I would dive into the foundation piecing chapter first. Applique would be a close second since I like to that with a variety of fabric types.

    —Barb Bryson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in foundation paper piecing. I like working through the steps and end up with an accurate block design. Like pieces of a puzzle.

    —Mae Rosa on April 13, 2017
  • I start with the patchwork chapter and than move on to piecing. Applique is always the hardest for me… but I love the challenge each one gives. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —kari on April 13, 2017
  • Looking forward to learning the art of paper piecing. The precision seems to make you look like a pro.Thanks to all for the book, patterns and inspiration! Aloha..

    —BARBARA K JOY on April 13, 2017
  • I’d go immediately to the applique section, but the embroidery section would be a very close second choice. LOVED the sew-a-long, the variety in crafts used to make the blocks was stellar! Thank you to all who contributed (including Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson)for all the hard work that went into this project! Deb E / Oregon

    —Deb E / Oregon on April 13, 2017
  • A patchwork/piecing is my favorite, but I am getting better at the others! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    cork@pa.rr.com

    —Carol Nelms on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter, always my favorite!!

    —Susan Smith on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation and embroidery – guess all of the chapters 🙂

    —Gitte Roger Andersen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Appliqué section I now love it and I would choose better colours maybe stick to five colours I was fairly new to quilting and went down the fat quarter line I love appliqué

    Irene McConnell on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along but only about 25 blocks done. I have put every email into a file to save. I am having a ball. I’m ordering a book anyway. I’m using reproduction 1930’s feedsack fabrics. Very excited for the give-away!!! Thank you so much!!!

    —Roni Howery on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing chapter. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Barbara on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with foundation paper piecing, it is something I have not learned yet!!

    —Maureen on April 13, 2017
  • I would loooooooooove to have a copy of the books. also would like to learn paper piecing.

    —Rika on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, but I’m anxious to see the different settings in the book.

    —Marilyn on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along since the beginning, I haven’t completed all the blocks as I have been involved with "life"! I have been working on my Mom’s Estate, working in a lawyer’s office, custody of two teenage Grandkids and a move into a new home! On the upside, I have a new sewing room large enough to accommodate all of my sewing/quilty things, I call it my Quilt Castle! I have followed along with Alyssa Thomas and vicariously have finished all the blocks through her! When I receive my book I am going to start up again so I can finish my blocks, I know it’s not a race but I am anxious to complete all of the blocks, I love them all! I am recently (one week ago) so I will have more time to devote to my passion of quilting, I have been a quilter for 15 years and it is my absolute passion in life! Thank you

    —Sue Lambert on April 13, 2017
  • I could do with help from each chapter! Would probably start at the beginning and plump for improving my patchwork!
    Great give-away, thank you!

    —Suzanne on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique, so that’s where I’d start!!

    —Ann Eldridge on April 13, 2017
  • I started this project last February but it got set aside. I did save all the patterns so I would start where I left off. The finished quilts are beautiful.

    —Colleen Wood on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter first cause I’m a patchwork kinda gal….although I won’t let that stop me from doing applique and paper piecing. The embroidery will be the biggest challenge for me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Jennifer French on April 13, 2017
  • I’d immediately go to the applique chapter. I participated in the original Splendid Sampler QAL from 2016. I made now finishing four different colorways of the blocks. I’m going to order my copy of the book so that I can go back and make more of the blocks for varying projects.

    —Paula S. Pike on April 13, 2017
  • C-the foundation paper piecing chapter. This is a new adventure area for me so I would love to learn from the experts!!!

    —Patty McArdle on April 13, 2017
  • I have not participated in the making of the block due to having my shoulder replaced. I am looking forward to having some quilting fun soon. I would start with the applique chapter first. I have so enjoyed the fun, the expertise, the background of the individual blocks, and the quilt block artists each week. It has been a wonderful learning experience. It was like Christmas; so well organized and presented. Thank you so much!

    —Carolyn Moss on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the patchwork chapter

    —Gabrielle on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the embroidery. I have always liked hand work and have recently started learning to quilt. I will be in my comfort level while taking on the other chapters.

    —Kathy Decker on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start by looking through the foundation piecing but as for a project it would probably something for the patchwork. I love looking through quilt books even if some ask why buy when you can find anything on line, but there is something about having that book to sit and dream with it.

    —Adell Woodson on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to dive into the applique chapter first. I’m very new to applique and those sweet 6 inch blocks look like the perfect size for a beginner.

    —Vicki D. on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing chapter. So much fun

    —Sally Kreger on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start in the Applique Chapter. I recently took a class at my local sewing machine store on how to applique. Loved it! Am now working on a beach blanket that has applique seashells, sunglasses, flip-flops, beach toys patterns. Can’t wait to finish it and start on an applique flower quilt.

    —Judith Carlon on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to begin on the applique chapter.

    —Nadja on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork chapter. I haven’t been sewing these blocks but have followed several bloggers who were involved and enjoyed seeing the variety! The book looks beautiful.

    —Tammy on April 13, 2017
  • I have been practicing my embroidery lately, so I think I would begin there.

    —DebrafromMD on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the hardest first… Which would be paper piecing for me. I have never done papering piecing and this would be a kick start for me. Surely I could do one block! Then another, etc. This book would be like taking baby steps and getting a touch of many different techniques. I love the group that does this together, what a great idea!

    —Tate Graham on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely be diving into the embroidery section!!!!

    —Darlene Wiebe on April 13, 2017
  • I have been with you all since the very first week. I still have to make the last 6 blocks, but have started assembling the quilt without them. I have never participated I a sampler project like this before. It has been so much fun. Thank you to all of you who designed blocks. Also thank you to everyone who posted their projects and blocks. I enjoyed seeing how people used different fabrics to design their blocks. So many people from different countries shared. Thank you one and all!

    —Linda Mahoney on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork! Though it should be foundation as that scares me!

    —Debbie Kirton on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start on the applique chapter. I always start where I need the most work and I’m still learning! Love this all!

    —Amy on April 13, 2017
  • I would most likely begin with the appliqué chapter. I did watch this sampler last year but life got in the way. So excited that it is now available in a complete book of patterns. Would be so awesome to win this giveaway!

    —Sharon Thomsen on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve not done a quilt with embroidered blocks and haven’t really done much embroidery since I did it with my grandma when I was much younger. I’m ready to bring back some memories of the lessons from my grandma. Next will be foundation piecing because I love the precision of those blocks. Can’t wait to make more blocks and get the book… I just got notified by Amazon that is delayed… what a bummer! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Nancy Powell on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on page one! I can’t wait to get my book!

    —Vicki Allen on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the foundation piecing and applique sections. I love those 2 techniques and will be able to get through them fairly quickly. Can’t wait to get stuck in.

    —Goretti Maltez on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, but I am only half way through the blocks.

    —Kathy Howard on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique so I would dive into that chapter

    —Bobbi on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, I have been sewing along with the Slendid Sampler although I am behind. Love these little blocks! How fun to have a give away. Thanks so much!!

    —Sherry Walker on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation piecing to get it out of the way! Love all the blocks.

    —Heather on April 13, 2017
  • What an absolutely wonderful book! I would probably turn right the the applique because I want to learn. – then I would zip over to the patchwork

    I have made a few blocks in the splendid sampler sew along, but I am taking care of my daddy. He is 93 very peppy and loves to go for walks

    Thank you so much for this very huge give away. I love you ladies all of you
    ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    —Rosemary Bolton on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along for a year now and collected all the block patterns. How nice it would be to have them all in a book. I really wanted to do this when I started a year ago. Love all the variety of blocks.

    —Janice on April 13, 2017
  • Congratulations! You are such a busy lady and a hard worker, you deserve recognition!!

    —Janice Zavitz on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with embroidery!!

    —Elaine Miller on April 13, 2017
  • Looking forward to beginning a new quilt with your beautiful block patterns. Thank you for organizing this give- away.

    —Linda Rae Mason on April 13, 2017
  • Will start with the Patchwork chapter.

    —Jill Bowman on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter since that’s what I mostly do. I love all the blocks. The pencils caught my eye.

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • What a wonderful inspiration!!! Hoping to make this as a joint project with my daughter.

    —Irene Beachy on April 13, 2017
  • I love it all!

    —Lucy Klier on April 13, 2017
  • Yes yes yes – please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you 🙂

    —Patti on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter. I love doing applique. There are so many things that you can do. It makes me feel more at home with my grandmother who taught me. She went to be with the Lord several years ago, But I will never forget her or what she taught me.

    —Patricia Morse on April 13, 2017
  • I think I start with the embroidery chapter.
    I saved some blocks on the internet but only made one or two.

    —Clara on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the applique. That tomato pincushion caught my fancy.

    —Donna on April 13, 2017
  • What a great giveaway! Since spring is here and I love being outside, I’d start with either the applique or embroidery so I can enjoy the weather while stitching away.

    —Penny on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the appliqué blocks for a change from the patchwork and foundation piecing I have been doing on my last couple quilts. Thanks for the great inspiration! Never made a sampler quilt so it would be a good time to start!

    —Jean on April 13, 2017
  • I am already working on the splendid sampler
    Absolutely love it. Learning all new techniques
    My favourite are definitely the applique blocks
    But I love the whole project

    —Ruby on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve already been sewing along but I still have a lot to do. Applique is my challenge.

    —Angela B on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along and enjoyed every single minute of it. I could hardly wait to get the next block. I did mine totally scrappy and am looking forward to putting it all together. What a fantastic idea this was. Just think of how many people around the world that it impacted. Such fun.

    —Ann on April 13, 2017
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    —Melissa Lull on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter. As a quilting beginner, I would probably read the whole book, then go back to the patchwork chapter and start from there to learn more again.

    —Charlene Clark on April 13, 2017
  • Wow! So exciting! I would dive into the patchwork first and then appliqué and then try paper piecing. I have a hard time wrapping my head around that system !! Thanks for sharing!!

    —Sally Fester on April 13, 2017
  • Part of me says start with my favorite, patchwork, another part of me says embroidery, my least favorite. Both offer pluses and minuses. Since I have already made all of the blocks and know what to expect, I think I would pick my favorite, patchwork.

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué chapter.

    —Lisa mullally on April 13, 2017
  • I have made a few of the blocks from the sew along but looking forward to getting motivated with next sew along. Foundation is my favorite, then appliqué.

    —Sue Rogers on April 13, 2017
  • I would go for the foundation piecing chapter first, as I am in need of help with it.

    —Jean McD on April 13, 2017
  • Probably a)The patchwork chapter.

    —Merriann on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the appliqué. I like to mix techniques in a quilt. Thanks for opportunity.

    —Janice Todd on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter.

    —Lisa Mullally' on April 13, 2017
  • The arch work sampler

    —Elizabeth Anthony on April 13, 2017
  • OH Lordy, how I would love to win this package of goodies—I’ve been following along for the past year and have decided I’m going to make some great row quilts from these patterns. THX for all the hard work and wonderful quilt fun.

    —Charlotte Wilson Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I have completed 80 blocks with parts of the other 20 in progress – all done in shades of blues, blue greens, aquas and shades of greens. Planning to work on the embroidered blocks on our road trip next week to Paducah. It has been a great adventure. Loving the foundation pieced blocks and will be checking out that chapter in the book.

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • I have my blocks completed except for a few bonus ones that I have yet to do. I am interested in some options for layouts shown in the book.

    —Alice on April 13, 2017
  • This is a fantastic giveaway. I’ve only been quilting a couple of years and I learn something new every time I start a new project. I love following the quilters on IG with all their tips and comments.

    —Sue Duncan on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué chapter. Such a cute sampler!

    —Dana Conley on April 13, 2017
  • I had so much fun with SS, I learned all sorts of new techniques, tried out blocks that I normally wouldn’t do. Great learning. I haven’t started to put them together yet but am ready to begin that part of the adventure.

    —Beverly Ingram on April 13, 2017
  • I have 15 blocks completed so far and can’t wait to get the book and continue. Embroidery is my weakness but love all of the blocks.

    —CathyR on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork, so of course I would have to start there. Thanks for the chance at some awesome prizes!!

    —Linda S on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the embroidery first.

    —Lise on April 13, 2017
  • I made about 2/3 of the blocks into a quilt for my grandchildren when they visit

    —Eleanor Krueger on April 13, 2017
  • I would read the patchwork section first, but I already made many of those blocks! I have enjoyed the quiltalong very much and am just about ready to assemble my 49 blocks with alternating blocks in between.

    Deanna Treadway on April 13, 2017
  • I would go for the foundation-piecing chapter first. I made the dress block and it was my favorite.

    —Sabrina van-Ginkel on April 13, 2017
  • Applique. I love hand applique.

    Geri VanVliet on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with the patchwork chapter, although the foundation would be a close second!

    —Janenen Merrill on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway !!

    —Nancy Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I would go for the foundation-piecing chapter first. I made the dress block and it was my favorite. I would like to try more of them.

    —Sabrina van-Ginkel on April 13, 2017
  • I was sewing along, than we moved and everything went into storage.
    So I need to start back once we’re back in our new house.

    —Stephanie martinez on April 13, 2017
  • I don’t know which chapter to start with, but I’ll probably go to the embroidery first and applique second. Thank you, Martindale, for all the books you bring to us!

    —Clydine Pabst on April 13, 2017
  • I would be like Christmas to win this book. I’d start with the patchwork. Pick me!

    —Diane Jensen on April 13, 2017
  • patchwork chapter

    —Barbara Montejo on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing this when the SAL started last February – I only have 3 blocks left to finish!

    —Rachel Hamm on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork. My sister is slowly introducing me to quilting, and has shown me your website. I love your work. I think the patchwork would be easy. We are currently working on your BOM quilt for a cousin of ours. Thank you.

    —Amanda Torno on April 13, 2017
  • I have enjoyed every minute of the sew along since February 2016. What a wonderful adventure. You guys are great!!

    —Gina Sexauer on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter. I have been wanting to do more applique and that would be the perfect start. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Karen Carpenter on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along from the beginning. A few of the embroidered ones to finish and found I actually enjoy that part of it. I learned so much and had never worked with such small blocks. Super scrappy and fun! Thanks for the experience and chance to win!

    —Sandy Melton on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    —Paula analia dosisto on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork first. I would ready the embroidery pieces and applique for when I’m sitting in front of the tv or elsewhere "idle". Love these blocks.

    —Karin Joyce on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter, but would love to learn more about all of these blocks!

    —Jenifer Carroll on April 13, 2017
  • Wow! That is an amazing list of prizes! Perfect to go with your amazing Splendid Sampler book! What a great journey, and what a great story! The first chapter to tackle….definately the applique for me. Love the creativity and imagination you’ve offered throughout this whole book! Thank you for doing this. 🙂

    —mindi on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter and would be anxious to learn more quilting techniques. Oh the places we can go!

    —Valerie Mullin on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the applique chapter. I have done several applique quilt blocks, but would like more help to achieve better results. Thank you.

    —Teresa Henrion on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork and different technics that makes a beautiful workshop. my first option to start is patchwork chapter

    —Paula analia dosisto on April 13, 2017
  • I have seen some of these blocks pop up on my Instagram from time to time but didn’t understand how to get plugged into this sew along….I kind of figured I was too late to the party…lol…how wonderful you now have a beautiful book of all the blocks!!!! What an exciting opportunity to win the book along with any of those amazing gifts!!! My favorite place to start will be the patchwork chapter but I love all types of sewing!!!! 😃

    —Tracey Heinle on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery section. I love handwork.

    —Cecilia on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique chapter first. I found applique to be very intimidating at first but with practise I find that it is most compatible with artistic effect.

    —Adrienne Johnston on April 13, 2017
  • Beautiful hand embroidery chapter simply.

    —Pooja Vasani on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the applique chapter and wouldn’t slow down until I had gone through it all. I’m loving the solstice challenge. I’m a little behind as my 103 yr old grandad passed away a few weeks ago. I am once again sewing so should be caught up soon. Thank you for all your inspirations and free teachings.

    —Terri Robinson on April 13, 2017
  • I have already ordered the book and cannot wait to start. My comfort zone is patchwork, but some of the applique blocks are, well, splendid. It will be hard to choose just one to start.

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork Chapter…. But that wasn’t an easy decision! I love it all!😘👍👍

    Christine Harper on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive right into the Patchwork chapter and then into the embroidery chapter. Looks like so much fun!

    —Jan on April 13, 2017
  • I will begin with the embroidery chapter. I have sewn a few blocks, but haven’t tried embroidery yet!

    —Lisa R on April 13, 2017
  • I would start by looking thru the book first, take it all in then decide on what project I would like to do first. I love applique and the patchwork interest me also. Thanks so much for putting so much hard work into this book and offering it to us crafters.

    —Tanya on April 13, 2017
  • I really enjoy all the different types of blocks. I’d choose applique as first chapter because that is my weak spot. Thank you for all the work done by all the designers.

    —Susan Brooks on April 13, 2017
  • I am brand new to all of this and would probably start chapter 1 page 1. I never ‘learned’ to quilt, I just sewed a bunch of old clothes I cut up and threw a binding on it and called it a quilt. Looks similar to the ones I grew up with, but will look forward to actually ‘learning’; how to do thing properly.

    —Pam Handshy on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork followed by the embroidery. Thanks for the chance

    —Vanessa Davies on April 13, 2017
  • I’m loving this for a sampler quilt. Can’t wait to try and read the piecing chapter and I’ve always wanted to try appliqué so I’m excited for that chapter as well! Thanks for the contest!😃 pj

    —Patricia James on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along throughout the past year and am currently working on assembling the quilt top. It was a wonderful way to try techniques that I’ve not done before!

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I have 110 blocks waiting to be assembled! I just purchased the sashing and outer border fabric so I’m now ready to put this beauty together! I love this sew along and even if I’m done, I still checked the Splendid Sampler FB page everyday.

    —Josee Element on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with applique. I have become addicted to it due to a block-of-the-month quilt.

    —Nichola Spoerl on April 13, 2017
  • Thanks so much! Win or not, can’t wait to get this book!

    —Patricia James on April 13, 2017
  • Working on the 100 blocks! Find it very relaxing and great fun! Finished a quilt from the patchwork chapter and 2 of my friends did as well. Keep it coming!

    —Randa Domingoes on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the patchwork. 🙂

    —Cindy S on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll will be diving into the foundation piecing chapter first, then moving on to the piecing chapter. Fun designs!!

    —Judy Snider on April 13, 2017
  • a) Definitely the patchwork chapter…closely followed by b,c,….

    The book looks like a lot of fun!

    —Joan K on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with appliqué. I have several kits to do, but really don’t know where to start.

    —Susan Richmond on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll be going to the patchwork chapter.

    —Judy Levine on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with he foundation piecing. I have tried a few and am starting to get addicted! I joined the group towards the end of the the SplenidSampler challenge but I did piece one of the blocks and used in in the center of one of my Summer Solstice blocks! <3

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • A) the patchwork chapter, but I do love Anne Sutton’s appliqué bunny!

    Tracie on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the embroidery chapter. But I would try and convert the embroidery patterns into machine embroidery. I love trying to digitize embroidery and have been having fun using coloring books and clip art for my own creations. Some of your blocks look challenging and really fun.

    —Karen Neal on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the patchwork because that is my favorite, or the foundation piecing chapter because I want to get better at doing that! 🙂

    —Rebekah R. on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing chapter

    —Jayne P on April 13, 2017
  • I’d definitely start with patchwork! But I’d love to have access to all of the other sections as well!

    —Britiney on April 13, 2017
  • Mastering foundation piecing would really work for me.

    —Barb Bledsoe on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique or embroidery chapter – I love handwork!

    —Kari on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the beginning. My quilt is finished!! I chose 68 of my favorite blocks and added 4 corner blocks that I designed for a total of 72 blocks. The colors are purples and golds. It is a real treasure!

    —Jill S on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the applique chapter!! I actually started the first block and that is as far as I got!! 🙂

    —Debbie Busby on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork and Foundation piecing

    —Elaine g watson on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along as the blocks were released but it would definitely be the patchwork chapter I would turn to first as it is my passion but next would be the embroidery one as it was a whole new learning experience for me!

    —Baunita McFadyen on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’d start with b) appliqué or d) embroidery. I have a road trip coming up & it would be a perfect portable project.

    —LVPeterson on April 13, 2017
  • I am starting with the applique chapter because handwork is my favorite! The wonderful thing about this book is the opportunity to do so many types of quilting. What fun!

    —Cathy Wanich on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter will be my starting point. What a great resource this book will be.

    —Beth T. on April 13, 2017
  • Absolutely LOVED the opportunity to try new techniques and also going back to embroidery that I haven’t done for 50 years! This was a great opportunity to see so much develop. Still have a few blocks to complete and seems I missed downloading one of the blocks ☹️ Thank you again for sharing everyone’s talent

    —Carol Wallick on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the beginning and go all the way to the end.

    —Barbara on April 13, 2017
  • Oh, this is a gorgeous book! I’d probably start with the appliqué section because almost all of my quilts end up with some sort of appliqué on them. How fun!

    —Malea on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork chapter. Then it would be a toss up as to which chapter I would dive into next, because they’re all enticing. I love the variety all in one book.

    —Madeline on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning and work my way through to the end!

    —ELIZABETH KUNTZ on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique blocks and piecing. I love to piece and have a big stash to use up. Thanks for publishing this book It looks fantastic and fun to sew.

    —Mary C. McIntosh on April 13, 2017
  • Tough choice but I would probably turn to the patchwork chapter first. Love your website!!

    —Sue Griffen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with both the patchwork and embroidery blocks, one to work on in sewing room and embroidery to work on in evening in front of tv!

    —Stephanie on April 13, 2017
  • I’m all about patchwork! I did start but only made about 7 blocks! So I have some major catching up to do! Loved seeing the blocks and creativity of all the quilters!

    —Merrilee Anderson on April 13, 2017
  • Thanks for this opportunity! After perusing the entire book, I’d begin with Foundation Piecing as it’s always intimidated me. Time to get over it!😊 Then I’d go to Appliqué followed by the other sections. There’s always something new to learn & I’d love to have this splendid book to help me on my learning journey!

    —Victoria Norman on April 13, 2017
  • Start with A – patchwork. But of course check out the whole book.

    —Quilting Tangent on April 13, 2017
  • I will begin with the applique chapter..getting the book soon!

    —Joyce Littrell on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, but got quite behind!

    —Beth on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation Piecer or Embroidery depending on mood of the day.

    —Judy Gallman on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been seeing along with a few blocks to finish still. Love love love it!

    —Corné on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter to improve my skills, loved Joan Ford’s method. Have a number roof blocks completed already. Thanks!

    —Claudia on April 13, 2017
  • How exciting! I would love to win the book. Now we can win more great items!!!❤❤❤❤

    —Barbara McCulley on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’d check out the applique chapter first.

    —Barb Baumann on April 13, 2017
  • So much fun. Love the variety of blocks.

    —Leslie on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery section as that will be the hardest area for me. I had started to sew along, but did not get very far-11 or 12 blocks completed. Thanks for the chance!

    —Denette on April 13, 2017
  • I have made several of the pieced blocks and would start in the applique section of the book. The blocks are amazing!

    —Marilyn Rich on April 13, 2017
  • My first look will be at the applique chapter. I am proficient with machine applique, but have only done a few hand-appliqued items. The "hand" applique block designs are my greatest challenge in this QAL, but I love the look of doing them the traditional way.

    —Terri W on April 13, 2017
  • I would do foundation piecing

    Chris holt on April 13, 2017
  • I’m from the Czech Republic to acquire a wonderful book Pat Sloan for me is almost impossible. If I had it after all 🙂 closed my eyes and opened to a random page, I began to sew, I went as long as I neušíla last block.
    I’m sewing a rookie, but a lot of things I managed and I will not give up. I wish good luck to all the winners in sewing. I like to see your finished quilts. 🙂

    —Pavlina Hanáková on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork so that would be the first chapter I’d explore but foundation piecing is something I wish to try.

    —Susan Du on April 13, 2017
  • Diving board is set to patchwork!

    —Melody Srygley on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter I am so fascinated in applique right now, but the whole book would be amazing and inspiring, thank you for the chance to win this book!

    —Kathy Kauth on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to do this sampler quilt!! I am not very good at appliqué so I would start there to get it out of the way!

    —Christina on April 13, 2017
  • I started from the beginning but my favourite is applique

    —Linda Norris on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter. I have been doing more and more of this and would like to learn more and improved techniques.

    —Ann Kuhn on April 13, 2017
  • I am looking forward to the patchwork chapter. I do a lot of charity quilts and use remnants and scrap so this could be really beneficial for me and give me some great ideas.

    —Roberta on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the Embroidery chapter. A couple friends of mine have done these blocks – and they are beautiful. Then…I would drool over the rest of the chapters to

    —Cleo Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I would redo all of the blocks I love the most. I learned so much from doing the Blocks. I will miss not looking for word to getting 2 every week.
    This was the best changeling time ever. Thank you

    —Alice on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork portion.

    —Peggy Marine on April 13, 2017
  • Picked up my copy yesterday and am still reading cover to cover. Will probably start with the Sunday best block, seeeing how it’s Easter,

    —Marilyn Carter on April 13, 2017
  • C) I have just started playing with foundation paper piecing and am loving it!!!! Thanks for the give away!!!

    —Jill on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive right into the applique chapter but embroidery will be close behind. So excited for this book to be available!

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • I have 5 squares done, but think I will start with A. patchwork .

    —Cindy Riegel on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork – which is my all time favourite, then i will challenge myself with the EPP which scares the pants off me but looks so lovely when done 🙂 Thank you for all your hard work, this is such a special project uniting thousands of like minded women from all over the world!

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork section would be first, and probably foundation pie piecing second. Thanks for the giveaway

    —Tarnia on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the embroidery and then the foundation piecing. I just can’t wait!!

    —Liz Irviine on April 13, 2017
  • I really enjoy paper foundation piecing and hand applique so I have been sewing along with those as my favorite blocks. I love that the journey has taken me outside of my comfort zone and challenged me to do new things. I’m not even close to finished yet and I wish you all well with the coming new crop of Splendid Sampler groupies!

    —Jennifer P on April 13, 2017
  • Have been sewing along but got stuck as life just got too busy. Loved all the different techniques…thank you! Hoping to pick it up again soon so perhaps this is the push I need:-)

    —June on April 13, 2017
  • I finished my splendid sampler! Though I did not do all 100. It was a very fun project and I learned a lot over the year. Would love to have the book and the goodies to remind me of the journey.

    Thanks!!

    —Ann on April 13, 2017
  • Oh my gosh. I loved all of it. I would start with appliqué, then foundation piecing. I want to tackle it and make something unique. Thank you for the give away. It is fun.

    —Clare Moore on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique the best, so those are the blocks I would make first.

    —Daryl on April 13, 2017
  • I am trying to improve my applique skills, so I would start there.

    —Michele Dickinson on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork!

    —Paula Isenogle on April 13, 2017
  • I just took a class of English Paper Piecing and love it because of it’s portability. So I would start there or with applique first. Have not bought this book yet but it sounds like it would be a very interesting and motivating way to make a quilt.
    Hope I’m lucky enough to be one of your winners!

    —Teresa Ritchie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in front and go from there would Love to win I check everyday to see what’s new

    —Helen coriell on April 13, 2017
  • I’m fairly new with most of the quilting options so I will probably start with the patchwork chapter first and then I am excited about the applique’ chapter and may try it next! I have been been anxious about the book for months and pre-ordered it on Amazon and also paid for the Kindle version. I should have gotten it here though! I’ve been enjoying the FaceBook pages and really love Pat’s instructions and her wonderful personality. I’m so excited the book is in its second printing already. I haven’t gotten mine yet and anxiously waiting!

    —Marie Elliott on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the embroidery chapter, or maybe the foundation piecing… hmmm, do I really need to choose?

    —Tanya Weiss on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, it’s Debra at Blueberry Quilt Patch. Thaank you for the giveaway. I will probably continue to make my blocks. I left off at #37 and got carried away with other things. I do have several cut and ready to go. This will be such a treasure in my patchwork library and if I’m not a winner, I’ll be a winner anyway because I will be ordering this beautiful book. Thank you again. "Life’s a Patch" at Blueberry Quilt Patch.

    —Debra Caughell on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique, and then the embroidery.

    —Meo on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a toss up for me between the applique and embroidery. I really enjoy both!

    —Denise on April 13, 2017
  • I have already been sewing a long, I started at the beginning!

    —Judi D on April 13, 2017
  • The one about foundation paper piecing.

    —Sandy Bradley on April 13, 2017
  • I finished 20 of the blocks and it is hanging in my front hallway! Love it and had very much fun.

    —Fran on April 13, 2017
  • I am going to follow along weekly with whatever Pat and Jane suggest. I am so excited to get started. I ordered my book from Amazon can’t wait for it to get here!

    —Anita Barton on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the applique……..MAYBE THE PATCHWORK OR MAYBE THE FINISH!

    —Diane on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter is where I would start.

    —Rae Couch on April 13, 2017
  • I love the samplers you’ve put in the website. I know Melissa Corry and love the way she used colors to build her blocks. I always love Sherri McConnell’s work. I will be starting on the applique blocks. They are the toughest for me to do well.
    Thanks!

    —Jill Savage on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with Embroidery, as The Splendid Sampler re-kindled my love or hand-work. I completed all blocks, Bonus Blocks, added my own representing each month on the back, and used my Handi Quilter to add custom quilting to my "Winter Blues". Happy Ending.

    —Vikki Chenette on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, though I am certainly not done yet! I also bought the book and will probably go back to the foundation piecing section first. (The book may be a gift – not sure if I will be willing to give it up!)

    —Corinne Spicer on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the foundation paper piecing chapter. It is a skill I would like to improve.

    —Melanie Rezvani on April 13, 2017
  • I would be in the foundation piecing chapter first thing!

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • I know I would begin with the Foundation Paper Piece chapter. I have learned to FPP by following this group over the past year. It is now my favorite method.

    —Diane McLelland on April 13, 2017
  • Start in the beginning love to quilt really want that book so I hope I win thank u for this web site i have learned so much

    —Helen coriell on April 13, 2017
  • I was sewing along, but I did not complete the project. I will probably look at the foundation piecing chapter first, followed by the embroidery chapter–the hardest for me.

    —deb m on April 13, 2017
  • I started with the first block sent out by email. Was able to keep up for 15 blocks. Then I saved the printed info since I needed to make a queen size quilt for our Senior Center Raffle. When that was completed I was able to sew a block now and then for a "Happy Quilt" as I called it. I am soo far behind but still consider it my Happy Quilt. Thank Pat and Jane all your work putting this together for us.

    —Loretta McDonald on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to jump right to the foundation piecing. I am just learning that and you get such splendid results!

    —Jan Tucker on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter, followed by the foundation piecing chapter

    —Kim Brownell on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork. It represents the essence of quilting for me. Thanks for this generous give-away!

    —Lill on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter!!

    —Kelley on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since they started, but I have many to finish still. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Betsy on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork, and then move on to the foundation piecing.

    —Mitzi Dosher on April 13, 2017
  • Oh! Such a difficult question! I think I’ll dive into the applique chapter first. How exciting!

    —Linda B on April 13, 2017
  • El de aplicaciones sin duda. Mezcla de bordado y patchwork. Aunque irán todos porque no se porque técnica decidir hasta que empiezo, según el estado de ánimo el cuerpo y la mente me piden distintas cosas. Pero con muchas ganas de empezar.

    —María on April 13, 2017
  • I will be starting with the patchwork chapter.

    —Barbara Massey on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery for sure! I spend blocks of time traveling for my job and have been saving the embroidery blocks to take with me during my travels. More than once, I have had a fellow passenger or flight attendant ask me about what I am doing and I loved to talk about this amazing project.

    —Kim on April 13, 2017
  • I grieved after the SS project was done. It was such an excellent and fun opportunity.

    —Michele Green on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the embroidery part.

    —CHARLOTTE KEY on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork blocks are my favourite!

    —Kathy Gill on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork. I need all the help I can get!

    Nancy O'Neel on April 13, 2017
  • Thanks everyone for posting all your quilts and blocks.

    —Michele Green on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along from the beginning but I put off some of the embroidery and applique blocks. I will definitely start with those chapters for a little more inspiration.

    —Cindy Maskal on April 13, 2017
  • I’m starting at the beginning with (a) the patchwork chapter. I want to
    enjoy the whole process.

    —Erma Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork first as it is what I enjoy the most!!

    —Donna on April 13, 2017
  • What a fabulous idea to have the projects grouped this way! I will probably start with embroidery, since it’s my most recently conquered skill, and I am looking forward to experimenting with new stitches.

    —MaryJean Bower on April 13, 2017
  • C. For sure. It’s my new crush, I am always looking for ideas.

    Cate Callard on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork section. The appliqué and embroidery was just too frustrating for me

    —Marilyn Kennelly on April 13, 2017
  • I am increasingly drawn to applique, which is such a challenge for me! It combines my skill with a needle and my love of adding bits of color and shape to an already lovely block!

    —Christine Tanabe on April 13, 2017
  • Wow! Such a fun giveaway!

    —Jen Belnap on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the appliqué section! I just love love love appliqué!

    —Alicia Richardson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué chapter. I’m not a confident seamstress, and as I have absolutely no patience whatsoever, I think this may be the best place for me to start.

    —Jill Saunders on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    —Barbara E Cohen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué section first, but look forward to review all the sections of this book.

    —Diane Hale on April 13, 2017
  • I will go right to the patchwork chapter and learn a new block right away! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I am so thankful that I happened upon your site … I am loving the Solstice Challenge and having so much fun!

    —Fabienne Fitzwater on April 13, 2017
  • I am excited to start paper foundation blocks.just finished my mini hexagon quilt and really enjoyed handsewing.Am amped to keep going! Thank you for entering me.

    —Gisela Buitendag on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the embroidery chapter.

    —BARBARA HOYHTYA on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing would be my first try

    —Lillian Klaeger on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter is my favorite

    —Debra DaSilva on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork! But all the designs look great.

    —Sue Mooers on April 13, 2017
  • It’s difficult to pick, but I will dive into the patchwork chapter because there are a few easier patterns there and then I will graduate to the more challenging patterns, especially in the foundation-piecing chapter because I haven’t worked with that yet.

    I’m looking forward to it!

    —Helen Grieve on April 13, 2017
  • I have ordered the book and downloaded it from amazon kindle!
    i am interested in the foundation-piecing chapter!
    now to start selecting my fabrics!

    Debora Gooch on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along with the Splendid Sampler….but got side-tracked a little when we bought a new house and had to move. I am currently on block # 47…..and I have loved the whole adventure–every step of the way. If I had to pick where I would actually start, I would have to say with all the applique blocks…..this is something that is new to me, and, so far, I have loved it. The embroidery is fun, too, though — actually they have ALL been fun.

    I would love to win any of these prizes….I am certain any prize will be well utilized in my quilting room!! Thanks!! 🙂

    —Donna Pfost on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the Patchwork chapter closely followed by the appliqué chapter and then the embroidery one!

    —Sarah Knapton on April 13, 2017
  • I will start on the foundation paper piecing chapter, then applique. I want to do them all.

    —Jackie Brown on April 13, 2017
  • First of all, thank you for the opportunity to enter this fabulous give-away…..so generous and kind of you! Top of my list is the patchwork and then applique, although this has always been quite a challenge for me. I’m determined to press on and master applique…perhaps this is my season to do so. I enjoy foundation piecing and haven’t done very much embroidery. I just want to have fun and enjoy learning and creating. I’m especially fond of Moda fabrics…esp. the pre-cuts.

    —Jo-Ann on April 13, 2017
  • Love it allllll

    —Jean Vassallo mizener on April 13, 2017
  • THE APPLIQUÉ CHAPTER! I have found a passion for appliqué and love to try to patterns and strategies to make them look great on my quilts! I’m a fairly new quilter and I have been following Pat the past year. She is an inspiration for us all and I am very grateful that she helps other quilters! PAT YOU ROCK!!!!!

    —JANETTE on April 13, 2017
  • I have been in since the beginning, but have about 18 still to do, bought the e book, downloaded some paper piecing I missed.

    —Helen Watson on April 13, 2017
  • I will begin with embroidery and then move to patchwork! Thank you for asking! Can’t wait.

    —Kris Hare on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué first! Then the embroidery blocks.

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter first! Ive looking forward to this book!! Great addition to any quilters library! Thank you

    —Dawn Needham on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’d start with C) paper-piecing. It’s something I’ve never done before but have wanted to learn for about 5 years now. I would also skip to the setting pages to see what setting I want to do so I can choose my block colors accordingly.

    —Colette Schmidlkofer on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork section!! Looks like lots of fun!

    —Lora Whitfield on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork to get acquainted with smaller blocks (baby steps). Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Karen Becker on April 13, 2017
  • My favorite technique is applique, so that’s the chapter I’ll dive into first.

    —Janet Dickson on April 13, 2017
  • Oooooh! Not sure which I’d dive into first…love both appliqué and embroidery. I want to learn foundationpiecing too! Probably that one first! The whole book looks yummy!

    —Connie Yeates on April 13, 2017
  • Being a newbie with so much to learn, this book would be a fabulous place to start!

    —Kristine H on April 13, 2017
  • I have completed the 100 blocks. When I get the SS book. I will do each block again. Using 5 different coloured fabrics and a choice of small patterns. But of course before I start I will devour each block and remember all the frustrations , anticipations and most of all the fun making those 6 and a half inch blocks. Can’t wait to get started and hope my book arrives soon

    —Maureen Cassidy on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork chapter and work my way through the whole thing. I can’t wait to see the book!

    —Allison Evrard on April 13, 2017
  • I have been a part of the original group but have not finished my blocks yet. I really enjoy paper piecing-a new skill for me.

    —Beth Pritchett on April 13, 2017
  • I would totally dive into the patchwork section and begin using all my wonderful scraps to create those beautiful blocks. Then I would see what I could learn from the other chapters. Looks like an absolutely wonderful book. I would love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity. Ann

    —Ann West on April 13, 2017
  • Hi and thank you for the Splendid Sampler, just waiting for mine to arrive. I will probably start with either Patchwork or Embroidery, but you never know it could change when I get the book. Looking forward to learning lots, I have just started quilting/sewing this year so I am eager to learn new techniques.

    —Cathy Rae on April 13, 2017
  • I love the splendid sampler. It gave me so many lessons on technics, that I know I have improved my craft. I looked forward to Thursday and Sunday mornings. I kept up and have all 100 blocks plus bonus blocks in a quilt top and ready to quilt. Thanks for the chance.

    —Sherry Kosbab on April 13, 2017
  • I always start at the beginning. So that’s where I will start. I am about half way done with the squares.

    —Brenda Holcman Johnsen on April 13, 2017
  • Definitley the patchwork. I am not keen on applique, but have done some on the Solstice so maybe that would be next. Looking forward to getting this book.

    —Sue S on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to retire in a few months and am looking forward to making the entire sampler starting with the patchwork chapter. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of the book and the other great stuff! 🙂

    —Jeanne on April 13, 2017
  • Tough choice, but I’ll say embroidery because the book has such an adorable collection of embroidered designs!

    —Julie W on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the patchwork chapter and then mosey into the foundation pieced. Haven’t done that in a long while. Can’t wait to get my book in the mail!! So excited to get started.

    —Nicole Worthington on April 13, 2017
  • I have made several of the SS blocks. I got way behind and I knew I couldn’t catch up but I do hope to finish it someday.

    —Roberta Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!

    —Stephanie on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with foundation piecing, then advance to appliqué. What a lovely book to put together for the quilting community. Thank you for always encouraging us to try new things while perfecting our skills.

    Debra Walsh on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into Patchwork first, then foundation-piecing, then check out embroidery. Seems like this book has something for everyone!

    —Summer on April 13, 2017
  • I am very much into applique right now, so that is the chapter that would get my attention first. But the whole book looks great!

    —Frances Robson on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably start with the embroidery blocks…or maybe the foundation blocks…but appliqué is so much fun too…and new patchwork blocks are always a fun challenge… Heavens – I guess I’ll need to roll the dice to help with this decision!!

    —Linda H on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely dive into the applique portion of the book. But then I would backup to the patchwork…and then jump over to something else. Cause quilting gets me excited!

    Nancy Jo on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing the blocks in the beginning, but got too busy. I’ve been collecting the patterns to finish them. I will most likely start with the patchwork chapter to try to knock out some blocks faster and them prep the embroidery ones to stitch while my husband drives the car on our summer adventures in Germany! I already have two ideas for my finishng kit. This is such a lovely project and it has been such a pleasure to see all the different blocks and styles. Thank you Pat and all the designers!

    —Patty Sahli on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the foundation piecing chapter; this is something I’ve always wanted to learn, and this is a great way to go about it. Thanks!

    —Cindy Hanrahan on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the applique, my favorite. I am so excited to begib!

    —Melissa Jones on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with patchwork but throw in some foundation piecing before too long. This looks like a great book. Can’t wait to get my own copy.

    —Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along with the Splendid Sampler, but I think I would dive into the embroidery chapter first. I love hand stitching or as I like to call it painting with thread. 🙂

    —Marsha Bradford on April 13, 2017
  • Hi Jane & Pat – definately the patchwork chapter – so much variety and clever design, and i would also look through the effects of different colour ways for the designs.

    —Sue Mitchell on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery chapter! I recently picked this up again after a long hiatus and enjoy mixing it up with patchwork. So excited to get the book and start! I did the Farmers wife blocks and finished a king size quilt ! Getting the Splendid book allows for easy location of all the patterns! Martingale is the best publisher. They truly stand behind their products!

    —Terri Cly on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter will be where I start. I saw some great looking blocks that were totally new to me. Once I have them done I may move on the foundation piecing.
    Thanks for putting out such a wonderful book. Keep those great ideas for books coming!

    —DunlapQuilter on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a toss up between patchwork and applique.

    Cindy Pieters on April 13, 2017
  • Holy cow! I don’t know where to start, but I can’t wait to try!! Thank you so much for this PERFECT book.

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with foundation piecing…I need the practice and love the outcome!

    —Sue Davis on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start in the patchwork section, sew a few blocks, and then skip around and do a few in the other sections to increase my quilting skills.

    —Samantha H on April 13, 2017
  • I love appliqué!!!!

    —Isabel on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique blocks. Applique has always been my first choice for quilting and I love the look of hand applique.

    —Elaine Snyder on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going straight for the patchwork chapter, then the foundation pieced chapter. Haven’t done that in a while. Can’t wait for my book to show up in my mailbox!

    —Nicole Worthington on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation Piecing! I love the results!

    —Sue Davis on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork chapter. I’ve already made about six blocks and am excitedly awaiting the book!

    —Barbara snodgrass on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the first chapter in the book and continue on until I have finished all chapter through the end of the book. In the end I too will have a Splendid Sampler quilt!

    —Donna on April 13, 2017
  • Your patterns are very pretty. I have to purchase your book. I like to dofoundation piecing.

    —Phyllis Peart on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along but am waaay behind. I will jump into the foundation piecing chapter first because that is a technique I am just learning to do. Thanks for the giveaway and the this great project!

    —Michele Chester on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, so I’m just so excited to see everyone’s work and the photos and examples of finished quilts. It’s been such a special project for me — it’s taught me so much about quilting, and now I’m hooked for life!

    —Jenelle on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter – my favorite.

    —Anne Haun on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Appliqué chapter.

    —Karen Bergt on April 13, 2017
  • So many choices. I think paper pieceing would love to try it. So excited to see all the lovely quilt blocks and finished quilts. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Brenda on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique blocks because I am just beginning to hand appplique.

    —Chris Brown on April 13, 2017
  • It is a close run race but I would go to the foundation-piecing section first followed by the applique section. Looks like a fun book!

    —Melissa Gerber on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter because I love that most … But some of those other blocks look interesting

    —Paul on April 13, 2017
  • I shall be diving into the applique chapter, I love all aspects of The Splendid Sampler, but applique is my favourite aspect.

    —Brenda Clayton on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve already been sewing along and I really have learned to love foundation paper piecing…..so I’d dive in to that chapter!!

    —Lisa Emery on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the english paper pieced bee. I’ve done foundation piecing, appliqué, patchwork of course and I love embroidery for handwork but have never done english paper piecing. That bee is sew darn cute.

    —Diane S on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along on the blocks but have gotten behind b/c life happens. Still have about half to finish. I’ve enjoyed doing this and plan to finish. The embroidered squares have challenged my skills. Thanks to all for the sampler challenge.

    Denese on April 13, 2017
  • I look forward to all chapters!

    The Patchwork Chapters on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably start with applique. Love to learn new tips for doing that!

    —Carol Vickers on April 13, 2017
  • Tough question! I think I’ll close my eyes and open the book! Yummy! I’m glad there aren’t any calories in the book!

    —Mars Southern on April 13, 2017
  • Enjoyed the journey. Now to put together,

    —shirley on April 13, 2017
  • so many choices, so little time. i love to foundation paper piece so probably can’t resist those, but actually i think i would make a goal of doing one from each chapter, then after i finish those i’d chose another from each chapter, and finish those, etc. so i’d try them all, but each technique in a rotating fashion, just because i like variety

    —Genie Stepanek on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter.

    —Wendy Nierop on April 13, 2017
  • I was not able to start the Splendid Sampler even though I did download some of the beginning patterns. I would dearly love to win the new book. Thank you so much. kitty

    —Kitty Longo on April 13, 2017
  • So many choices! Enjoying foundation piecing at the moment so would start there ❤️😀👍

    —Vivienne Franklin on April 13, 2017
  • The applique would be my first chapter!

    —Susan Luxmore on April 13, 2017
  • I am enjoying hand work so I would check out the embroidery section.

    —Karen A on April 13, 2017
  • I will try out the patchwork chapter first.

    —Janet Trites on April 13, 2017
  • As a new quilter I want to work more on patchwork, so that one first, then the applique chapter. Can’t wait to try a new skill!

    —Cathy R on April 13, 2017
  • So excited to get my copy, and start I have fabric ready to go

    —Teri Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably start with the Applique chapter, but they are all very intriquing!

    —Jane Laureys on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the patchwork chapter.

    —Karen Cooper on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter definitely – that’s my favorite. 🙂 Soooo many blocks, soooo little time!

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • My first chapter would be the applique!

    Looking forward to the book.

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork chapters first. What a fun giveaway!

    —Lisa B on April 13, 2017
  • So excited to get my copy, and start I have fabric ready to go so excited
    Thank you for all your efforts

    —Teri Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning of the book and try a little of everything. I have so much to learn and what better way than using this book.

    —Sandra on April 13, 2017
  • I absolutely loved sewing along with The Splendid Sampler! I just finished putting the 49 blocks I chose to make together. It is easily one of my most favorite Quilts! I would love to make more of the paper piecing blocks…they were so fun!

    Jessica Vetor on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation paper piecing is my favorite way of piecing. Embroidery is also a passion of mine, so that is second. In truth, however, I’ll probably start on the first page and go to the back, marking the blocks I really want to try.

    —Sharon Howell on April 13, 2017
  • I would first go to the embroidery chapter to make a wonderful gift for my friend’s first grandchild.

    —MarLane Dows on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the paper piecing chapter, followed closely by the patchwork chapter.

    —Esther Johanningsmeier on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter because that i.s my favorite. I have my fabric, but have not started yet. I am looking forward to working on them. You two have done a wonderful job getting this all together.

    —JoNell Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since February 2016! I don’t have all my blocks done, but I’m not giving up on them. I plan to continue working on the quilt and dash the blocks as I finish them.

    —Jean Blythe on April 13, 2017
  • I would enjoy diving right into the patchwork chapter! I have interest in all the chapters but highly enjoy patchwork.

    —Carol Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I’m half way finished! The applique and embroidery blocks are my favorite!

    —Regina on April 13, 2017
  • C. I’ll start paper piecing right away!

    —Amy Cofer on April 13, 2017
  • I will read it cover to cover but then find the blocks I haven’t been able to finish yet, I still have 15 or so to do. What an awesome Splendid journey it’s been! Thankyou so much.

    —Jacqui Delchau on April 13, 2017
  • D embroidery

    —Julie Clarke on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork or foundation piecing chapter for sure!

    —Sangeetha on April 13, 2017
  • Hand work is my current "top of the list" so I will start with the embroidery chapter, thanks for the chance!

    —Betty Vaughn on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely retry the appliqué section because I still have not mastered the hand appliqué. I have finished all the blocks and want to redo just Block 99 but I am chicken! My first one wasn’t great but I will try again regardless.

    —Amy R on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing, definitely!!

    —Sydney Caldwell on April 13, 2017
  • Where to start? My favorite technique is applique so that is where I will start. Excited to see all the blocks in a book.

    —Judy Waters on April 13, 2017
  • I have completed all 100 blocks plus 23 bonus blocks…now to put them all together, I can’t wait to see it done. Thanks for the opportunity to sew together💕

    —Karen McIsaac on April 13, 2017
  • Would probably begin with foundation piecing since that is something new to learn. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely start with appliqué and paper piecing. The hardest decision will be what fabric, so many to chose from

    —Carol Gammon on April 13, 2017
  • I watched for my emails last year.. Wow so many beautiful blocks from all over. I can’t wait for my book to get here.. I will look for unique blocks to add to my skills. Thank you for SHARING from all over the world!!

    —elsie on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork!

    —Ariane on April 13, 2017
  • It would have to be the patchwork. It represents life… every little piece is like a part of my life… some are easy and some are really hard.. just like life. You get ups and downs, may have to rip out sections that aren’t good( like letting go of bad thinks in your life) and adding back in good pieces….. but when all is said and done its perfect the way it was finished… little piece by little bit….. but it is all put together with love, affection and care.

    —Sally george on April 13, 2017
  • I have a passion for learning and can’t wait to try it all.

    —Judie romdall on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along from the beginning – not done yet, but getting there!

    —Gwen Wehner on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork section will be my first chapter. It’s so much fun.
    English Paper Piecing will be my last. LOL
    I did pre-order your book so am looking forward to it coming. VBG

    —Dottie Kirkwood on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation paper piecing. I have never tried it and am curious to see how easy it is to learn.

    —Roxanne Punko on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would like to try some applique first. I must get this book. I love the look of all the blocks shown in my email.

    Linda P on April 13, 2017
  • I’m ready to do a deep dive into the book, have my scraps sorted by color and start creating….oh, I may need to buy just a FEW fabrics, though!!

    —Suzanne Knight on April 13, 2017
  • Love,love appliqué. The bunny from Ann Sutton is so darling and a must do is the pincushion on the cover.

    —Donna Welte on April 13, 2017
  • I have approximately 60 blocks completed, working diligently towards completion and enjoying every minute of learning new techniques!

    —Jennifer Whitney on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely appliqué!

    —Michelle Cole on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork.

    —Karen Hootman on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery chapter. But you know I’ll have to work my way there by looking at the whole book first….

    —Ruth Arseneault on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would like to do some applique first. I’m new to the quilting world, and there is a lot I have to learn.

    Linda P on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t make up my mind on where I should start! Even though I tried to follow through the year, I was so thankful to see the patterns make it to a book. I do so much better when I see the colors and shape in hand rather than online.

    —CarolS on April 13, 2017
  • I started off making the blocks with everybody, but quickly fell behind. I plan on starting off where I left off, when they start up again.

    —Lori Baker on April 13, 2017
  • Do I REALLY have to choose?! A little bit of everything would be just perfect!…but maybe some foundation piecing first…or applique…can I just multitask?! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Karen Howe on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along–love them all! I am particularly drawn to appliqué!

    —Geri T. on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the embroidery chapter to improve my stitching skills as it will improve my wool pieces!

    —Kathy Barton on April 13, 2017
  • I have already completed a few of the blocks. But I am really looking forward to the foundation pieced section. Thanks for such a great project.

    —Sue on April 13, 2017
  • I want a copy of the book so badly. I did not get all the block instructions. Since seeing everyone’s beautiful work, I want to make the beautiful blocks for myself. I would love to applique, along with all the other applications. I am new to quilting, but want to learn all I can. I have containers of fabric and want to use some for pretty things that I made.

    —Martha Followill on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the beginning of the book and keep on going!

    —Jan Schell on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patchwork chapter!

    —Francie Holt on April 13, 2017
  • Where to start? I like all the designs. The first big hurdle will be choosing the fabric. Thanks for the sweepstakes!

    —GrrannyH on April 13, 2017
  • I’m with the ladies who would start with the embroidery blocks. Then I’d go on to the piecing. I’ve watched a friend sew many of the blocks, but there wasn’t time in my life to participate.

    —Sandy May on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the embroidery chapter first – I could keep up with the piecing and the foundation piecing blocks, but I skipped the embroidery and applique blocks. I need to focus on those skills first and embroidery is something I have tried before. The applique blocks will be the culmination of my sampler adventure.

    —Susan Putman on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing all along, have some to do still. I will dive into the embroidery chapter first, my embroidery could really use some help. This has been a fantastic project and I have learned many new skills. Thank you Jane and Pat and all the many designers!

    —Kathy Hames on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve completed over half the blocks but moving and starting a new job has slowed me right down. Very determined to finish my Splendid sampler quilt sometime soon. I loved being a part of such a wonderful community.

    —Jackie Proctor on April 13, 2017
  • Of course the patchwork. You have to start at the beginning and work your way through. I love these sew alongs, what a wonderful project. Thanks for your hard work.

    —Sue Vollbrechy on April 13, 2017
  • I really need to do the foundation piecing chapter. So exciting to have a chance to win!

    —Gail Moore on April 13, 2017
  • I would try foundation -piecing chapter. I also had to say Pat I love your bubbly enthusiasm, it really makes you want to get right up and start sewing a quilt. Thank you

    —Mary Grother on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork sampler chapter

    —Sandi Kelly on April 13, 2017
  • What a great book! I’ll check out the applique section first. Fun!

    —Estie on April 13, 2017
  • I followed SS on IG I’ve made over 100 blocks and contemplating settings. It was my first online sewing experience. So great and thank you to Pat and Jane.

    —Cindy G on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing all along, altho I am behind in several, but I enjoy the applique ones the most!

    —Bonnie Harrell on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the foundation-piecing chapter first. I probably won’t make any embroidered blocks though.

    —Carol C on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!!! Then the Applique Chapter and then the embroidery chapter. WoW!!!

    —pam on April 13, 2017
  • Eager to try appliqué but scared as well

    —Sue winslow on April 13, 2017
  • I tried to keep up each week as the blocks were put out. I skipped a few, but have 90 done. Trying to decide how to put them all together. I have all the sewing related blocks ready to do a wall quilt with Pat’s pattern of the sewing machine as the center. All the rest will be finished at a later time! I hope! 🙏🏻

    —Mary Hahn on April 13, 2017
  • My choice will be hard between my favorites listed! So I decided to write on pieces of paper and the old pick one! Winner is c)foundation piecing chapter! Now to stick to that when I open this book!

    Teresa McGee on April 13, 2017
  • I will just be so excited with the book I won’t know where to look first. I love it all.

    —Karen Elkington on April 13, 2017
  • I love embroidery so I will begin there. I just gave an embroidered "Sunbonnet Sue" quilt to a precious friend to celebrate the birth of her first baby. When you embroider people ask what your making. A conversation almost always continues and you make a new friend. What not to love about that!!!

    —Ginny Kinison on April 13, 2017
  • I started The Splendid Sampler last February with the on-line sew along. I loved every part of it, the paper piecing is probably the area I most improved, next to the embroidery. I’ve ordered the book even though I downloaded all the patterns when they were free!

    —Jeannie Vander Wal on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with a few blocks from the embroidery chapter. Then I would move on to make blocks from each of the other chapters.

    —Georgina on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter as that is the kind of quilting I usually do, but I would soon be checking out the embroidery, then foundation piecing and last but not least the applique chapters. It looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous prizes.

    —Audrey Bretz on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter, all are equally nice

    —Linda Jerome on April 13, 2017
  • I cannot wait to get a copy of the book. I will probably start with the patchwork chapter and then work my way through the whole book. Thank for the giveaway!

    —Maria Cullen on April 13, 2017
  • I started with piecing but quickly moved to appliqué and embroidery. There are so many different skills to learn and use. It is such great fun. My quilt is almost finished and I have enjoyed every minute. My favourite block is the bunny. However the pencils Are very high on the list. I accidentally made a couple of blocks twice, and it is almost impossible to find the duplicates as I have created very different blocks each time.

    Now to think of a new project using the Splendid Sampler blocks.

    Janet

    —Janet Danks on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive straight into the foundation piecing chapter, I taught myself how to paper piece and am looking to improve this skill. I would then have a go at the patchwork blocks as I’m a big fan of Pat Sloan.

    —Kerri Hunter on April 13, 2017
  • Very tough choice to choose where I would start in the book, but I think I would begin in the embroidery section. The blocks would be a great sit outside or road trip portable project for the summer months. Great inspiration for picking up fabrics at all the upcoming shop hops.

    —Lynn Marcusen on April 13, 2017
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the quiltalong and look forward to making more of the patchwork squares with this book.

    —Nancy Pascoe on April 13, 2017
  • I woul go for the foundation paper piecing and also the EPP once although all but all the blocks were and are appealing and entice me to keep on doing it. Would love to do once more this journey. Congrats to you Pat and Jane. Keep up the good work and goodies. And also congrats to the whole quilters community around the world.

    —Strasy Ustasia on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since day 1. Now to organize them to complete the top. Need some help.
    I would love to have the book for ideas & do more paper piecing. Thanks ,Judy

    —Judy Currie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with applique. It is my favorite technique!!! What a wonderful idea!!!

    —Sheila Ekenstedt on April 13, 2017
  • Oh my! That’s a tough choice. Patchwork would be most natural…but the foundation piecing would be the challenge for me for those creative days!

    lynn on April 13, 2017
  • I think that I would start the appliqué chapter first. The book looks like it would keep me busy for a while. Looking forward to getting a copy from my local quilt shop.

    —Rachelle Quadros on April 13, 2017
  • First the embroidery chapter, then the applique. Actually hard to choose as interested in ALL of them !!

    —Robin Speicher on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been in from the beginning and putting everything together now. I’ve learned so much about all the different techniques along the way it’s hard to pick a fave. It has been fun fun fun !!!!!

    —Vicki Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I would look through it cover to cover first, then I would start with some piecing favorites!

    —Karen Graham on April 13, 2017
  • Now that would be a tough choice, but the appliqué section would have to win. I already love so many of the appliqué blocks. I cannot wait to get started. This sampler truly is splendid. Thanks so much for the super generous giveaway chance!

    —Monica Natwig on April 13, 2017
  • I don’t even have to think about it, I would dive right into the Patchwork section! I didn’t start this before because there were to many I didn’t want to do, applique, foundation piecing or embroidery. I want to do only the patchwork ones and now the blocks are altogether! Delightful book, a must have!

    —JoAnne T. on April 13, 2017
  • I will need to scan through the pages and then decide where to start! I would love to learn more about foundation piecing so likely there however! Thank you for putting all this together! Deb

    —Deb Colson on April 13, 2017
  • First off, probably the patchwork chapter followed quickly by the embroidery chapter. Thanks for a chance at your wonderful giveaway!

    —Wendy on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork and then foundations. Lots of fun blocks!

    —Mary Hawk on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the beginning and work to the end!!!

    —Maurine Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork chapter. I will hit the paper piecing chapter last.

    —Judi on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing chapter, but I would enjoy all the chapters and trying different techniques

    —Beth Magliarditi on April 13, 2017
  • I love, love patchwork and do it a lot. But I recently did a baby quilt with appliqué and I really need some help with that. I also need to work on paper piecing. Those two would be first, then embroidery and then the fun stuff, piecing.

    —Maxine Reece on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely start with the pieced blocks, but look forward to trying some of the other techniques.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    —Julie in GA on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely patchwork. Need to conquer that before moving on to applique.

    —Sara Carroll on April 13, 2017
  • The applique section so that I improve my shaky techniques.

    —Heather Tucker on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I sewed the blocks in order, so that I would try every thing. I loved trying the new to me techniques, and learned so much!

    —Kathy Reeves on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited to start with the patchwork chapters! I love Sherri McConnell’s quilt!

    —Debbie Totten on April 13, 2017
  • Guess the reason why I love the Splendid Sampler so much is that ALL four types of blocks are included; SO, it is difficult to say where to begin . . .the SS is such a wonderful collection of blocks!

    —Adeline on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the beginning, with about 35 blocks done. I started with the easy pieced blocks and working my way into the paper piecing. However, I’d dive into the embroidery chapter, and start working on those blocks, I love the hand work. Thanks!

    —R. Skiffington on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t wait to see the foundation piecing chapter!

    —Marilyn Mason on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the foundation paper piecing section, I love anything and everything to do with paper piecing and really want to try my hand at these wonderful blocks. 🙂

    —Ashley Warren on April 13, 2017
  • First Stop: c) The foundation-piecing chapter

    —Vicky D on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation-piecing chapter is where I would begin. Such a fun quilt.

    —Georgann on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing chapter since I fell in love with this technique through the Splendid Sampler Sew Along. It was so much fun and I learned sooooo much from a great group of very talented quilters. Thanks to Pat and Jane for any amazing journey. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

    —Linda W on April 13, 2017
  • I would be straight into patchwork chapters. Needs to build up my confidence.

    —Cheryl Bell on April 13, 2017
  • I would live to try foundation piecing.

    —Mary Grother on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué. It is something I have always been interested in, but have not tried yet.

    —Bridget Madsen on April 13, 2017
  • I am just finishing my first 100+ blocks, but I love paper piecing. There are so many blocks that I will do again. For those of you just starting the Splendid Sampler, You will begin a wonderful journey. I have learned so much from all of the wonderful designers. Thank you Pat and Jane.

    —Diane Abrahamson on April 13, 2017
  • Applique, since I really want to get better at it and need more practice. I’m sure whoever wins the prizes will be thrilled! Thanks for being so generous.

    —Carol on April 13, 2017
  • A!

    —Sarah R on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the patchwork though I love embroidery. Thanks!

    —Mary on April 13, 2017
  • B and then C but the book looks like so much fun.

    —Judi Burr on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll definetely dive into foundation piecing first!

    —Martha Carpenter on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork for sure- that’s what I know how to do!

    —Kristin V on April 13, 2017
  • Applique first then embroidery second. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Denise Welch on April 13, 2017
  • foundation – of course as I love the accuracy
    Carol

    —Carol Abernethy on April 13, 2017
  • This book is on my wish list. I would love to win one of the prizes.

    Carol on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    Lindy on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork section first, but I’m sure I’ll love the whole book!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Mary Van Kleeck on April 13, 2017
  • I have loved being a part of The Splendid Sampler. Currently have 110 of the blocks/bonus blocks done. As the book comes out I need to finish up the last few blocks and work on my sashing. Love the idea of looking back and picking my favorites to redo into smaller quilts. Aurofil has been my thread of choice for years. Thanks everyone!

    —Patricia Mineo on April 13, 2017
  • I will check out the patchwork section first. Can’t wait for the book to come as it looks like a lot of really great blocks.

    —Carol Wiley on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter would be a good place for me to start, as I’ve not done that before. It looks so precise, which is appealing.

    —Daphne Horton on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork would be first. Then I would proceed on through the book.

    —Sandra French on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the foundation piecing chapter. I want to get more practice!

    —Joanne Lee on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!

    Lindy on April 13, 2017
  • I couldn’t wait for the second printing of the book so got the Kindle ebook. Can’t wait to get started on my blocks.

    —Jody on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the applique chapter and do the blocks in wool

    —Annette Moore on April 13, 2017
  • I will have a hard time deciding! I’ve done a lot of piecing — anxious to give applique a try! Thanks for the opportunity – and looking forward to your book!

    —Nancy Freeman on April 13, 2017
  • I do believe I would tackle a block from the FOUNDATION PIECING CHAPTER, as foundation piecing is a skill that I have not yet mastered and I need all the practice I can get. I have been following the splendid sampler online and thus far have not seen anything I didn’t like.

    Thanks
    Pam Boswell- Sunny Southwest louisiana

    —Pamela Boswell on April 13, 2017
  • the patchwork chapter for sure

    —pam tucker on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely hit the patchwork chapter first since this is the type of quilting I love the most. Then move to applique to challenge myself.

    —Donna Netoskie on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique section first then move to the patchwork section.Congrats on the new book. Thank you for the chance to win the amazing giveaways.

    —Cheryl Keown on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the foundation piecing because of the precision you get in small blocks. Thanks.

    —Sharon Nungester on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique’ section. I love artistic looking quilts! Love something that is unique not just the same old block done different or in a different fabric

    —Jeanette on April 13, 2017
  • I love all the squares in this sampler and all the techniques that are used. I look forward to reading through this book from start to finish and then back again. Appliqué would be the chapter I will spend some additional time on.

    —MaryLou on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter will definitely be my first choice. So much variety in the Splendid Sampler!

    —Anne Robertson on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since the beginning and have enjoyed the wide variety of beautiful blocks!

    —Ann McDougal on April 13, 2017
  • absolutely the foundation piecing chapter first….my all time favorite sewing to do! and then onto applique!

    —diane fernandez on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along and look forward to the blocks being presented again. Love this journey.

    —Paula Strickland on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along (slowly…) but am particularly in love with embroidery right now, so would start with that chapter.

    —Laura Manning on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork and would start there

    —Rachel Eugene on April 13, 2017
  • The Foundation Piecing Chapter, as I have never done it and would like to learn. I pre-ordered my book and I’m very anxious for it to arrive.

    —Regina on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, I have been watching along with the Splendid Sampler! I started late, then went on to the embroidery blocks, but in total I have 7 SS blocks finished. 2016 was not a good sewing/quilting year for me due to 4 surgeries. I kept at it when I felt well enough, and finished guild UFOs here & there. I will continue with the embroidery blocks, but jump right into the foundation peicing chapter the minute I receive my SS book! I have enjoyed this continued journey!

    —Dana Michaud on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, and will dig into paper piecing first!

    —Barbara on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork Chapter would be my first stop.

    Moneik S on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along , but am way behind !

    —Kyle on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to do the embroidery or paper piecing chapters since that is where I need to work on my skills the most.
    Thanks so much for offering this fantastic give away!!

    —jaime on April 13, 2017
  • I will scan the whole book first, then concentrate on the pieced blocks second. After that, probably the paper pieced and applique. Thanks for allowing us to participate in this fabulous giveaway!

    —Jane Yapp on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely begin with the Patchwork chapter! I already have 51 blocks completed but circumstances outside my control caused me to p a u s e on completing more blocks. I am looking forward to picking up where I left off on the 2nd SS go-round! Thanks for the chance to win during the giveaway.

    —Judie Harron on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery blocks. Embroidery was my first crafty love and I need to return to embroidery. I love piecing and I love the crisp exactness of paper piecing but I just feel that combining quilting and embroidery would be a new creative outlet.

    —Mary Andrews on April 13, 2017
  • I made the first block, but didn’t continue due to a death in the family. I would probably start with foundation piecing because I just learned how to do that.

    —Donna Minter on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter and then the appliqué. Congratulations on your book.

    —Nancy A on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’ll go for the patchwork I need to work on getting better.

    —Barb Jenson on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery chapter!

    —Marsha on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork. Can’t get enough of it!

    —Chris Batten on April 13, 2017
  • It is all so tempting but I think the embroidery sounds like a good activity for sunny day sewing and I am so looking to that

    —nancy berndl on April 13, 2017
  • Most def would dive into the embroidery chapter first as those blocks are the ones I have put off while following along sewing. 😀

    MaryT on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork all the way.

    —Greta Knoll on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork and embroidery, and really want to learn applique and paper piecing. This sounds like the perfect book!

    —Tawna on April 13, 2017
  • I’d go to Foundation piecing first and then the patchwork/

    —Pamela Wright on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the applique and then do patchwork. Paper piecing is the last part I will attempt as I detest it:) (sorry paper piecing lovers) I just love working with new blocks & new ideas. Thank you for doing the book & getting all the give aways!

    —paulette whitfield on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation chapter

    —Greta Knoll on April 13, 2017
  • Most definitely the patchwork chapter. love pieced blocks.

    —Darlene Poirier on April 13, 2017
  • I have to wait until mid-May to get my book from Amazon and you said the book is out.
    My first chapter will be the patchwork one.
    Happy Creating.

    —Donna F on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    —Tonya on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork! I’m the beginner in seeing, just started with patchwork, so it’s something I want to improve

    —Joanna on April 13, 2017
  • I’d begin with the appliqué chapter. Good luck to everyone!

    —Mari DeRuntz on April 13, 2017
  • I have been collecting the patterns from the beginning and have some made, but still have a ways to go!–it’s been so much fun! It truly is a Splendid Sampler!

    —Gail on April 13, 2017
  • I have ordered the book and have completed all of the blocks. I have my sashing material bought and looking forward to seeing the completed project. I learned a lot of new techniques. Thanks to all of the designers.

    —Sue on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at applique chapter and patterns first. I love the variety of patterns in this book. Thanks so much.

    —Pat Lee on April 13, 2017
  • Aplicue! It is high time to finally learn it 🙂

    —Joanna on April 13, 2017
  • I am not sure which section I would do first! They are all great and I have learned a lot from your webpage and books! Thanks!!

    —Sandra Calvert on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter I would read first
    to become more skilled in this technique
    Carole in Ottawa,Canada

    —Carole Kennedy on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with c) The foundation-piecing chapter. Love paper piecing and embroidery.

    —Sharon Treece on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably try to start with the first chapter and work towards the end?

    —Sue Roberts on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the paper piecing chapter. I so enjoyed these blocks; they are my new favourite.

    —Carolyn on April 13, 2017
  • Following along with Pat on the Splendid Sampler was so much fun. Loveed seeing all the different fabrics people used and various additions some did their blocks. Lots of fun.

    —Lois March on April 13, 2017
  • I am almost done with first Sampler quilt that I have done very scrappy. I plan to do a second. Either reproduction, which I have a lot of or a one color with creams and off whites. Paper Piecing is my least favorite, but I have learned a lot from videos and doing much better. I would probably tackle those first. Also love the embroidery and will always do applique as needle turn as those are my favorite. Waiting patiently for my book. Looking forward to seeing the finishings and all the fun stories. This has been such a wonderful project for so many people. Thanks to every single person involved. I love and appreciate your all. RYR

    —Rosalie Roberts on April 13, 2017
  • Retired last year and this would be a great project to enhance my skill set.

    —Karen McMillan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with D) the embroidery chapter to see if I could learn some new stitches or pick up some handy tips! Thanks for having such a splendid giveaway!!

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since Valentines Day, 2016. I ordered the book from Amazon and am waiting for it. When it comes I will probably dive into the embroidery section as I need and want to finish those blocks soon. Thank you, Jane and Pat!

    —Pat Winters on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing is calling me!!! Looking forward to getting my hands on this book!!

    —Ali on April 13, 2017
  • I have finished 105 blocks. With them, I made two small wall hangings, one a sewing related one and the other nature related. Now I am quilting my 80 block quilt to have it ready for our guild show in September. I have challenged my other guild members to finish theirs for the show. I loved the journey so much and enjoyed it so much. Thank you all.

    —Ginny LoDuca on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with patchwork.

    —Sarah Kelley on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the applique first.

    —Vickie Landon on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation-piecing chapter, and I would go to applique second. I love Pat Sloan’s books and have 2 of them.

    —Tricia Deen on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the applique section first and then enjoy all the rest of them !!

    This is so much fun, fun, thanks !!

    —Linda Janovitz on April 13, 2017
  • I wish I could have been sewing along but too much going on right now. I’d probably jump into the patchwork first

    —Charlene on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter first. Then I would move on to the paper pieced chapter and then the applique chapter so I can learn those techniques. Can’t wait to see the book!

    —Laura Riley on April 13, 2017
  • Wanting to start a new take along project.

    —Susan Rowe on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will start with patchwork so I can build my confidence gradually! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

    —Gayle Paulling on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique chapter first. I am working on my very first applique quilt (Liberty Gaterings) & have lots to learn.

    —Robin on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sampler, but put it aside halfway thru the blocks. I will be starting it again and would need to refer to the appliqué chapter first, especially needle turn appliqué.

    —Beth LaMotte on April 13, 2017
  • Applique!

    —GAYLE D PAULLING on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork chapter!

    —Anna Meier on April 13, 2017
  • Most likely dive into the patchwork chapter. Then again I can see myself going in order by starting with block 1. Thanks!

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at the patchwork chapter first and then the embroidery chapter and then the rest. Need some motivation as we wait for spring/summer to arrive.

    Janet Wallis on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter would be my first interest, but really, the whole book is a winner.

    —LINDA on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along with this one and actually have my top put together. Now to get quilting and think about Sampler #2!

    —Heather on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with applique but I love all the other techniques represented as well. What fun!!!!Kay H.

    —Eleanor K Hunzinger on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start on the applique chapter. It has been my goal for this year. Once I have mastered that skill I would go on to paper piecing

    —Sue N on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter. Although not too experienced in paper piecing, I have loved doing it and want to get even better at it.

    —Rita Brown on April 13, 2017
  • The first chapter to dive into. . . Well its a toss up. Lol. I love patchwork and applique, I haven’t ever done paper piecing. Embrodery, I learned when I was 10 years old. Wow! That’s been 47 years ago! The 1st quilt block I made was the main one that drew me in! It was the "Quilt Shoppe" block! I’m in love with house blocks! I was going to the library to print these off, I didn’t have the internet at home or a printer, I use my phone for everything! 😊 The next block I made was the "Flip flops". Then I ended up getting side tracked with all my many other projects and never did get caught up, like I told myself I would. I am over the moon with the book coming out! I want to thank Pat, Jane and Martingale for everything you guys do! What a fun and amazing journey!

    —Roseanne on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along, then my son was born and I haven’t gotten back to it, so I hope to pick up where I left off and make most of the blocks and learn new techniques along the way! Thank you!

    —Abby on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would like to try your metrology of paper piecing. I learned a very long time ago, and was really successful, the second artist I followed was more than difficult, now I just need to start it all up again….so I can finish that big project, after I start your sampler!! Thank you for this wonderful selection of gifts!

    —Linda Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along and really enjoying the process. I was doing pretty well at keeping up, but now have fallen behind so need to catch up and get all my blocks finished. I’ve been impressed with the finished quilts people have shown.

    —Gloria S. on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Cathy Cady on April 13, 2017
  • I would love the applique chapter. I started the sew along last year but didn’t get a chance to complete it due to health issues. I am hoping to get it done this year. All the designers of the blocks are really amazing.

    Kathy Conant on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to look at the Patchwork Chapter. It’s so beautiful.

    —Brenda on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at foundation chapter first

    —Trudy Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I like the embroidery-chapter most. Embroidery in the Splendid Sampler was the most hardest part of it. But I like the results. I love what we received in all the beautiful patterns, last year! Thank you so much! My quilt is not finished yet, but there is still progress.

    Ann Dijkstra on April 13, 2017
  • I am excited to read through the pages of Splendid Sampler. I probably would start with the paper piecing chapter because that is what I want to improve my quilting skills on.

    —C. Kowalsky on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing chapter.

    —Cheryl Ahrens on April 13, 2017
  • I’d be checking the patchwork section first!

    Michelle Elford on April 13, 2017
  • I learned from every block it seems. My favorite, after the first hard paper piecing block, it is now my favorite way of doing blocks. I’ve never heard or seen a block done this way so it was exciting to be moved out of my comfort zone to learn something new!! Thank you so much!!!

    —Cheryl on April 13, 2017
  • Oh, the applique chapter for sure!! Then I would tackle the others as they each have specials to do.

    —Kate on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with embroidery for some rest and relaxation and enjoy the process.

    —Darlene W. on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter as I just got a machine that has embroidery.

    —Tammy Jenkins on April 13, 2017
  • My quilt top is ready. I love it!

    Tiina on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the pieced chapter.

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I just love everything in this book but I’ll probably start with the applique because I love it so much

    —Brenda Goodwin on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t decide beteen embroidery or patchwork chapter.

    —Donna Bergstrom on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique. I have made up my mind I am going to start practicing applique and get comfortable with it. This would be wonderful to start with!

    Julie Kaufmann on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the Embroidery chapter. I really want to increase my skills with embroidery and think this is a good way to tackle that skill.

    —Ida M Henscheid on April 13, 2017
  • WoW! I’m so glad this book is out. I downloaded the blocks as they were released but having them all in book form is great! My first block would be the squirrel so it would be the appliqué section for me ;-D

    Awesome Sponsors! Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

    —usairdoll on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably skim through and fall in love with a block or two, then dive in!

    —Joy Kidwell on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the applique section because this is what I want to learn more about. I want to learn new techniques and new materials that can be used.

    —Anita Spicer on April 13, 2017
  • I would LOVE this book, and start by reading it all the way through, just to enjoy it. Then start putting together wonderful patch work and embroidering around the quilt on the border to bring it all together for my first Great-Granddaughter named "Rileigh Grace!! Love you baby!!

    Lisa Lamie on April 13, 2017
  • A lovely prize pack, thank you Pat, Jane & Martingale. If I were starting out on My Splendid Sampler with the book, I would jump into the embroidery chapter. I have already started and my first block was the first block.

    —Marian on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably dive straight into the patchwork chapter. I love it!!

    —Dolores McGuinness on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start at the beginning!!

    —Ruth on April 13, 2017
  • I am beginning right after Easter with the Patchwork blocks!
    Ms. Pat and everyone in the Facebook group have been such a positive inspirati on!
    Special thanks to the calibration of all the talented designers who encourage us to *enjoy learning new techniques*!

    —Paula on April 13, 2017
  • My goal is to explore new techniques or those that are difficult for me. I would dive into machine applique and paper piecing projects first. I have been working on some of the piecing projects and had so much fun doing them.

    —Darnney Proudfoot on April 13, 2017
  • I have been listening to Pats podcasts and hearing her talk about the Splendid Sampler blocks….I will dig into the patchwork blocks first, as that is my passion!

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the applique – lots of fun blocks and something I’m working on.

    —Tish B on April 13, 2017
  • I would go straight to the applique! I have never done a quilt like this before and it has been creeping into my que for awhile now!!

    —Deena DeWall on April 13, 2017
  • Hard to choose – everything looks amazing. But I do love the quiet peace of handwork in the evening so I’ll probably start with appliqué projects – then some embroidery which I love, then paper piece and patchwork. My plan is forming already!!! Thank you for this chance!

    —Diane Wyte on April 13, 2017
  • I always seem to avoid foundation paper piecing, so that would be my first target. Get the challenging part done first!

    Barb N on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing the blocks for the last year, but I haven’t completed all the blocks yet! My favorites are the embroidery blocks, but when I started a year ago, I would have said that the pieced blocks would be my favorite.

    —Rachel on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation-piecing chapter most definitely. I love foundation piecing.

    —Christina Allen on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for the chance to win some awesome prizes. I had been following along with The Splendid Sampler and have collected all the patterns. I had made about half, but my husband got very sick and I got behind. I would finish the patchwork and applique blocks first. I am not a fan of paper piecing so those blocks would be saved for last.

    —Joyce Carter on April 13, 2017
  • While I have faithfully followed along with Splendid right from day one, I’ve only managed a couple of blocks as other more pressing projects have taken precedent this year. Of all the techniques that were shared over the past year paper piecing and embroidery aren’t something I’ve done much of, so I think those are the ones that I plan on pursuing. Thanks for a wonderful year and some really awesome ideas ladies!

    —Sheryl M on April 13, 2017
  • Been sewing all along. Way behind of course but trying!!!!

    —Joyce chevarria on April 13, 2017
  • My husband and I both have had major health issues in 2016 and into this year, so I haven’t been able to start my Splendid Sampler, yet. But as we are improving, I’m looking forward to beginning this excellent journey. I have been so inspired by everyone’s work. I will start with the embroidery chapter and then the applique. Can’t wait for the book. Thank you to Pat and Jane, and all the talented designers.

    —Margaret Tester on April 13, 2017
  • I haven’t started and don’t know where to begin! LOL

    —Diana Salmon on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique section. I’d love to have this book and have all the marvelous blocks in one place.

    Laura Parsons on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with paper piecing, and then move towards Embroidery! I enjoy the challenge of piecing, and the relaxation of embroidery. But most important, I will try to make the 100 blocks, the book looks amazing and the blocks so Beautiful! Well done!

    —Gisella zapata on April 13, 2017
  • I started the Splendid Sampler, but life got in the way. I still have a box of scraps and the half-dozen or so blocks I completed, and may have a chance to finish up later this summer (after a move).

    When I get the book, I’ll probably dive right in to the paper piecing. I haven’t made any of those blocks yet, so I’m interested in learning how. Besides, they’re so pretty!

    —Debbie H on April 13, 2017
  • Started late in this journey, so am anxious for the next group to begin. I love appliqué so will start with that chapter.

    —Jan Doyle on April 13, 2017
  • Oh, that is hard to choose. I do mostly patchwork but I would love to get into applique, so it would be a toss up where I would start.

    Jen Rosin on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!

    —Ginger on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since the start (I had a break but I’m catching up!) and have really enjoyed learning new techniques.

    —Jo Robson on April 13, 2017
  • Ah the Splendid Sampler! Where shall I begin?! So, I’ve made 115 blocks and have started sashing those blocks, so while I am so excited about finishing my quilt top, I will start reading from the beginning… I will read the whole thing through, and I will learn more reading and reviewing because I’ve put my hands on the fabrics, the patterns, and I’ve got got the journey in my bones. And, I want to do a little more applique to perfect the needle-turn technique, which with my little arthritic hand seems so hard. but maybe if it give it more time and concentration, I shall improve :). And I will sew and quilt forever! Joy always!

    —Nancy Daly on April 13, 2017
  • I want to learn applique but would probably start at the beginning!!!

    —Kathy Whetstine on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter and use the blocks for my row Quilt I am working onwith my quilt guild.
    I would love to win!
    Thanks for all you do 😊

    —Cheri Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • Would love to win. Love pat’s work.

    —Pat Cary on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique, then the paper piecing and so on.
    One at a time. Very much like all of the book.

    —Sheila Burgess on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would wear the book out just looking at before I could decide where to start. The book looks amazing`

    —Kerrie Boyd on April 13, 2017
  • Please enter me in this great give away!

    —sara newsom on April 13, 2017
  • D. I will start with the embroidery chapter, so I can get that going as it takes me a while…then I will move onto the patchwork. Yep, I am a multi-tasker!

    —Kristy on April 13, 2017
  • I began with the splendid sampler sewalong last year but got only about 30 finished and then in the summer got busy with other things. I think embroidery is one of my favorite.

    Martha on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to try to read patchwork and embroidery simultaneously since I love both!

    —Monique Drost on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve followed this journey since the beginning and plan to repeat a few. But my favorite is b) The appliqué chapter. Loved the experience and all the fun of seeing everyone’s idea for each block.

    —Karen Ferguson on April 13, 2017
  • Sewed along and kept up for all 100 blocks and am now quilting the assembled quilt!

    —Margaret Furnell on April 13, 2017
  • I’m just getting to grips with FPP so I’d start with that.

    —Karan Cotterill on April 13, 2017
  • I made some of the splendid sampler blocks. It was wonderful! Just like each quilt shop has it’s own personality, making blocks from such a variety of designers was fun. I loved watching the different fabric choices and how different each block looked depending on how the quilter used her fabrics. I can’t wait to enjoy looking through the book and soaking in all the ideas between it’s covers. I’ve taken a class from Pat Sloan and she was lay back and fun. Some quilters are uptight and ridgid which can scare inexperienced quilters away or make them timid. Pat didn’t expect perfection. She let everyone know that quilting in a process of learning new skills and they build on each other. If you’re happy with the quilt you create for yourself, no one should make you feel it’s not good enough.

    —Vicky Krause on April 13, 2017
  • I would go right for the foundation piecing chapter. But knowing me I would get stopped along the way by all the beautiful photos and such! I better plan on starting at the beginning. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the giveaway!

    Janis on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery section for sure! I love that embroidery has made a come-back. 🙂

    —Pamela Rex on April 13, 2017
  • I would have to say appliqué is where I would first start. I have been loving over the past year learning appliqué and it is very calming working by hand. I must say I am also looking forward to expanding my horizons with new techniques as well..like paper piecing. I downloaded all the blocks as they were released, but would love winning or buying the book! Here’s hoping I win! 🤗

    —Linda Hall on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning and go forward.

    —Pamela Eaves on April 13, 2017
  • My journey of the Splendid Sampler started in February of 2016. The adventure has been filled with awesome.

    —Cat on April 13, 2017
  • I am so inspired by the quilters and what they have made. I am excited to belong to this group and try my hand on this beautiful splendid sampler. I can’t wait to get started!

    —Bea Worsley on April 13, 2017
  • I love all aspects of quilting and will randomly open a page and start, too much fun

    —Barbara Sikich on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning and then work my way on through the book. Always enjoy having the opportunity to be a winner of quilting gifts.

    —Jeanne on April 13, 2017
  • I’d have to delve into the patchwork chapter first. Then the embroidery chapter.

    —Kristi Servies on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter!

    —Barb on April 13, 2017
  • What a pleasure it has been to be following along with the blocks, as well as a learning curve! Love the foundation-piecing so that is where I will start. Thank you so much.

    —Cheryle Penrose on April 13, 2017
  • Wow what a truly splendid variety! I would go straight for the applique chapter. I love pat’s work and would love to learn more applique techniques. Thanks for sharing this Awesome news!

    —Kristine Clay on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my jam. I’ve already made one of the blocks but I would love to have the book so I could make them all.

    —Pattie C on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with paper piecing. I need to work on that one.Then by designs. So many great blocks.

    —Sally Howard on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start on the paper piecing chapter! Huge fan of the accuracy of the lines!

    Jo Fogarty on April 13, 2017
  • Such a generous giveaway! I would probably devour the embroidery section, but the whole book will be amazing.

    —Veronica Best on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the foundation quilting first. This looks like fabulous book. Congratulations

    —Mary Dockery on April 13, 2017
  • I started when it all began. I did get very behind on it and plan to get back to it…maybe when you start with the one block a week when the book has gotten to people. I’m making it for me, so each block has been telling something about me with color or with what the design means. Easiest example was the large heart with other hearts around it. I have each a different color to represent a family member that has passed. I love that block. The butterflies represents my youngest granddaughter since everything for her was butterflies since she was in the womb. Really love the project! I’ve already learned so much!!

    —Karen Rochette on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork.

    —Barbara King on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork. I so enjoy hand piecing

    —Sieg Leland on April 13, 2017
  • Love this book! Especially love the whimsical blocks. Making a sampler for myself has always been on my to do list! luv

    —Kara on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a real toss up. I would probably go to the embroidery chapter first and follow that with the applique chapter.

    —Judith on April 13, 2017
  • My friend, Jan and I have been sewing along together on a weekly basis. We still have a couple to go. I have been using some of my favourite designer, Gail Pan’s fabric. What a wonderful experience it has been!

    —Lyn Messer on April 13, 2017
  • I would really like to try paper piecing but my love is patchwork so I am sure I would go there first. I just turned 80 and there are still so many things I want to do I never get tired of quilting.

    —Shirley Crooker on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a tough question to answer, I want to say the foundation piecing section but I know that I’ll be doing a quick flick through to see everything!

    Esther on April 13, 2017
  • I made a splendid sampler quilt wall hanging using only red and white fabrics. Found the block patterns a week before you introduced block 100. I loved trying the many different techniques. I made 30 blocks swing hand embroidery, appliqué, paper piecing, machine embroidery as well as regular pieced blocks. I need the book in order to make other scrappy quilts in different color ways.

    —Sara on April 13, 2017
  • I would most likely start with appliqué I just love the layouts and stitching around each shape

    —Cyndia Monile on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork

    —Heather S on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along as each beautiful block was released. I have all 100 plus 10 bonus block sewn together and my first border attached. This was SEW much fun!!!
    Thank you to Pat, Jane, and each of the designers for a fun-filled year!

    —Jill F on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the first page and read right straight through. Then go back to foundation piecing, I really enjoy that.

    —Peggy Sanqunetti on April 13, 2017
  • My first look at the book will be the finishing settings, since I kept up pretty well last year on=line

    Thanks so much for the Splendid Adventure, can’t wait to see what unfolds this year on the facebook pages

    —Cindy Hope on April 13, 2017
  • Well, I admit to being a complete nerd. I will have to go in numerical order or it will drive me crazy.

    —Tonya Mayfield on April 13, 2017
  • I discovered the Splendid Sampler late in the game, but did complete a few blocks. Was amazed at how different the same block looks in different fabrics. I am most comfortable with patchwork, so I think I would dive into the foundation piecing section first. Congratulations, Pat, on being on the cover of a magazine.

    —Jean on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter. Have loved the journey over the year but haven’t started any blocks yet.

    —Cheryl Grace on April 13, 2017
  • I would for sure do the embroidery ones first!! thank you!

    —Lee on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork first. The sooner it is pieced, the sooner I can quilt it.

    —Kira on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will dive into the foundation pieced chapter to enjoy the wonderful possibilities offered. Whoopee!

    —Joyce on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the foundation paper piecing first. I enjoy it, and that dress pattern is totally adorable!

    —Darcie on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the applique chapter.
    Thank you

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I would try anything paper pieced first. Then the sewing machine.

    —Kathy on April 13, 2017
  • Most likely the patchwork chapter.

    —Dorka Schattmann on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along as the blocks were posted. You didn’t mention the setting chapter but I’ll dive right into that, getting ideas for putting my quilt together. Can’t wait to see your suggestions!

    —Angela Linke on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along already. But I do have a lot of blocks to go. It has been a fun adventure.

    —Pat D on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, I ordered the Splendid Sampler a while back, I will start with the Paper Piecing, I Love to Paper piece. I will eventually putt together everyone of the Blocks myself. Thanks Pat and Jane.

    —Sally Bettner on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork or applique chapter first. I have totally enjoyed the patterns that came out over the past year. It was a little overwhelming to keep up with though. I think the groupings will definitely help. Thanks for the opportunity to win the great gifts!! I can’t wait to get my book.

    —Tammy on April 13, 2017
  • I have followed the Splendid Sampler blocks from the first week. I’ve enjoyed the journey and look forward to receiving my copy of the book. I’ve finished some pieced, embroidered and appliquéd blocks and I’m looking forward to learning more so that I feel confident to make foundation or paper pieced and hexagon blocks. I’m so inspired by the finished blocks shared on Facebook, and hope to finish my quilt this year.l

    —Carol Baker on April 13, 2017
  • It is a hard choice, I think I would just open the book and that is where I would start.

    —Becky Ellsworth on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing all along. I still have to put my blocks together but this was such an amazing journey. I am so grateful to have been a part of it.

    —Wendy on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork section first for me, followed closely by the applique. Both look like so much fun!

    —RM Tafoya on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t decide where I’d start within this beautiful book! I think I’d quickly scan the pages (too much to see thought), and then return to the beginning to absorb more information.

    —Jackie Roisler on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start at the beginning but if I had to choose one of the sections first it would probably be the applique as I’m really loving everything applique these days.

    —carole on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been following the sew along and enjoyed learning about the designers. The embroidery blocks would be my first. Very portable!

    Karyn on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with either the applique or embroidery first – handwork is therapeutic for me.

    —Dru on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter first!
    and the foundation piecing next.
    I love them all!!

    —Alice on April 13, 2017
  • I love paper pc and also applique, that’s where I would start. But then I also enjoy piecing. So it’s a tough call can I do them all???

    —Charlotte Ceeko on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with patchwork, as those are the blocks I find fastest to do, and then the applique. I love how the project brought out so many quilters and I loved seeing all the different color combinations people used.

    —Emily Batista on April 13, 2017
  • I got all the way to #30,but ink is horribly expensive for my printer and I got a few more printed off but had to cease and desist for a while. Would be so happy if by some miracle, it was my lucky day to win one. It sure was fun though, watching as different ones posted their versions of each block. I think it was the quilter’s greatest fun of the year.

    Donna on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my thing, but enjoy all the different styles and techniques.

    —Diana R on April 13, 2017
  • It would be great fun to try some new projects. This looks intriguing. Thank you for sharing these posts!

    Betty Dunnam on April 13, 2017
  • I will head to the foundation piecing section first; I find those techniques mysterious and complex!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Foundation – Piecing Chapter. I have been wanting to learn for a while.

    —Cyndi Armitage on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along when I could. I still have many more blocks to complete, many in different stages of progress, and thoroughly enjoying the journey. This has been the most wonderful learning tool.

    —Dale M on April 13, 2017
  • Loved this project, learned so much. There’s a few blocks I’d love to do again to incorporate into other projects

    Margaret Creek on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely start with the patchwork chapter, since that is what I love most. However, I think if I just spent a little more time paper piecing I could possible learn to love it. It is so perfect! Something I am not! Thanks for the opportunity and such a cool idea for a Sampler book.

    —Debra on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patchwork chapter first and work my way through the remaining chapters! Look forward to getting the book and beginning.

    —Jean Glen-Walker on April 13, 2017
  • I did not sew along but would jump into the patchwork part first.

    —Mary Furber on April 13, 2017
  • Set me up with the patchwork first.. There are so many ideas.thanks for the chance to win.

    —Donna Allen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter, as that is my favorite part of quilting.

    —Marjory W on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into chapter b – applique!

    —SueCT on April 13, 2017
  • I loved doing the Splendid Sampler. I will give my book to a dear friend who is having a very tough personal problem. Her sweet husband of 55 years has been diagnosed with dementia and she really needs a distraction. Making the Splendid blocks will help greatly.

    —Ethelda Hillsman on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along at my own pace. I have learned so much along this journey. I had never done foundation-piecing or applique before. This process has been a great inspiration for me since I am relatively new to quilting.

    —Jennifer Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I have been "slowly" sewing along with mainly the patchwork squares. Also love the paperpiecing. All 100 patterns have been copied but would love to win the book.

    —Barbara Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • Ooh, definitely patchwork!! Or maybe foundation piecing…

    —Michelle on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecin chapter. , I have just learnt from going on a quilting cruise around New Zealand and loved it!!

    —Cherie Mincherton on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the foundation-piecing chapter! I love this method! You can get accurate detailed blocks and still have lots of fun making them !

    —Christine Lockhart on April 13, 2017
  • I would go directly to the foundation-piecing chapter! I would so love to win any of the fabulous prizes you have to offer! Congratulations on your publication!

    —Trudy Jackson on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing . Have only tried it once and need lots of help!
    Thank you

    —Doreen Little on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork, then paper piecing.

    —Jackie Kelly on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the appliance blocks. It is soothing to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Brenda Sanders on April 13, 2017
  • I would do the applique chapter first. I love to applique my quilts, wall hangings & table toppers.

    —Gaye Whittington on April 13, 2017
  • The above should read applique! The joy of autocorrect.

    —Brenda Sanders on April 13, 2017
  • I want to learn applique the most right now. Just found out today that we are having a granddaughter in August.

    —Keri Miller on April 13, 2017
  • I’m entering this for my beautiful mother… I know she would dive straight into the patchwork chapter as patchwork is her one true relaxation. Thankyou so much xx

    —Karina Treston on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the applique section. Want to expand on different ways to do applique. Then I would go to the patchwork section.

    —Annette Ackley on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with patchwork! It’s the one thing I am most confident in! I still need more training in appliqué & paper piecing LOL!

    —Linda Yale on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would peruse the embroidery chapter then on to appliqué. All chapters would be helpful.

    —Anita B. on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along on Facebook but have yet to start. I think I’ll begin with patchwork though the embroidery blocks are calling my name!

    —Sharon A on April 13, 2017
  • (b) The applique chapter.

    —Denise Campbell on April 13, 2017
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    —Mary Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter followed by the appliqué chapter. Patchwork to get something started then appliqué as it would take me longer. And then attempt the rest.

    —Grapenutquilter on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely go right to the patchwork chapter, as I have already made a few!

    —Signe Millard on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork chapter where I`ll feel more comfortable.

    —Rita Van Dyne on April 13, 2017
  • I think the patchwork

    Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • I already started sewing blocks when the Splendid Sampler started but I have to admit I’m very behind with my embroidery blocks so I would probably dive myself in the embroidery chapter/part of the book to catch up where I’m most behind!
    I’m so grateful for this sewalong because I learnt so many things I didn’t know before 🙂

    Giulia on April 13, 2017
  • I would read from cover to cover as I have already completed the 100 blocks. I can’t wait to see all the chapters. Thinking about making another in a different colourway!

    —Jan Wills on April 13, 2017
  • c- foundation paper piecing. That seems to be my interest this year. Thanks for the giveaway & great articles on the new books coming out.

    —Sandie G on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the paper piecing chapter because I am trying to improve my paper piecing skills. Looks like a great book.

    —Pat McMullin on April 13, 2017
  • I will be using the patchwork blocks first, then the appliqué

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would dive into the Foundation Piecing Chapter. I’ve done some patchwork and applique, but not foundation piecing. I don’t know that I feel like tackling embroidery anytime soon. However, I might just dive in at the beginning and keep on swimming it floating through to the end.

    —Melanie on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter, I’m always amazed at what can be made from a few geometric shapes.

    —Barbara M on April 13, 2017
  • While I’ve already made 100 plus blocks, I can’t wait to make another 100 plus blocks.

    —Dianna on April 13, 2017
  • I love, love, love this Splendid Sampler – so love the material, thread, and can’t wait to get my hands on the book!! I love doing paper piecing and never thought I would!!

    —Susie Fargis on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter!

    —Tiffany on April 13, 2017
  • I have done a few if the blocks , but if I was yo get the whole book of wonderful blocks I think I would dive into the applique and the paper piecing ones first but not long before I would attack the others.

    —Lynda on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with pieced blocks or the block of the week from the emails when I win the book. I love the idea of a facebook group page to share ideas and progress. thanks for a great contest. Hope to hear from you soon.

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start in the Paper Pieced section where I really want to improve my skills! Can’t wait for my book to come in the mail!!

    —Irene Hoffert Crofford on April 13, 2017
  • I love the embroidery blocks. That’s my first stop.

    —Barbara Nevaril on April 13, 2017
  • I will do the appliqué blocks. Especially Lisa Bongean’s, it looks great. Can wait to get the book, looks like lots of fun and I know my quilt group, the Hexi Chix’s, will love it too!

    —Robin Schlager on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork. I received the weekly feed and bookmarked them all!

    —Libby on April 13, 2017
  • I am a new quilter and would like to know more on applique quilting and foundation piecing. I think this new book would be a great help to me as a new quilter. I follow your blogs each day and have learned techniques from these blogs.
    Carolyn Boutilier

    —Carolyn Boutilier on April 13, 2017
  • I LOVE to paper piece. It’s what got me started quilting (small projects) and built enough confidence to begin tackling whole quilts. I’d next go to the patchwork chapters.

    —Kathleen on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following the sew along from the beginning. I think I will jump to the patchwork section in the book.

    —Vicki R on April 13, 2017
  • Patch work first! As that is my favorite! Then appliqué to learn something new. I love and follow Pat Sloan, she is so nice and genuine! Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Joy A on April 13, 2017
  • I would start st the beginning and then make one of each category and then start all over.

    —Perri Krom on April 13, 2017
  • I have only just begun! 3 blocks of patchwork completed, so many more to go. I am working on this together with my monthly quilt club. I’d like to enter your Splendid giveaway today!

    —Doris Newell on April 13, 2017
  • I have already dived in and started up to block 17 BUT I have done all the embriodery ones love them matter fact I love the whole lot doing it in Orange and teal colours thanks guys for the wonderful project just love it

    —Cook roslyn on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along from the beginning but am so far behind I’m excited for a restart! I’d like to dig into the foundation piecing. I had never done any before this sampler, and I love it! Thanks so much for this project!

    —Linda Hoover on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably look right at the appliqué section. I’ve done appliqué but would love to learn how.

    —Lydia whetsell on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a patchwork kind of gal, after that who knows what I would become!

    —Rita S on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably look right at the appliqué section. I’ve never done appliqué but would love to learn how.

    —Lydia whetsell on April 13, 2017
  • I have started on the paper piecing blocks first and then will move on to the embroidery ones and then settle into the pieced ones to work through the long hot summer!

    —Sharron Meyer on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the Embroidery section. Love to see what she has in this section along with all other sections of the book!!!

    —Lisa Lien on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t wait to see the book! Looking forward to the patchwork and paper piecing blocks!!

    —Sheri on April 13, 2017
  • I got about half way through the 100 blocks and then got too busy to finish. Looking forward to digging in again and finishing the journey. I will definately start with the embroidery blocks for that is my favorite.

    —Janet on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué chapter because I have tried many of the techniques featured in the Splendid Sampler, but I have never tried needle-turn appliqué!

    —Lauren on April 13, 2017
  • The paper piecing section would help me the most.

    —Verna on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter, but I am interested in learning paper piecing also. So many patterns, it is hard to decide!

    —Pam on April 13, 2017
  • Still sewing blocks and still loving it

    —Emm on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for offering this amazing give away. I would start with the appliqué chapter first. I’m just learning this skill and I love it! I would so love to win one of the prizes. I have been following the posts since the beginning but have not made any of the blocks yet.

    —Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • I love the patchwork blocks!!!!

    —Judy Valentino on April 13, 2017
  • I don’t know with which chapter I will start, but I know I will end with the appliqué and embroidery chapters because those are the ones I enjoy the most, so I will leave to the very last to relish on them.

    —Veronica on April 13, 2017
  • I am going to start with A!

    —Michelle A Tarantino on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter and scan the applique chapter as well.

    —Carolyn Casedy on April 13, 2017
  • I started the sew along but was sidetracked by other projects. I would probably start with the paper piecing chapter.

    —Maxine E. on April 13, 2017
  • Hard to choose because I love all of them! Probably have to pick applique.

    —Pam on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the chapter on foundation piecing… Blocks come out so much more exact

    —Liz Adams on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing first. No wait, piecing. No wait, appliqué. Which author do you like best????

    —Patricia Hersl on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. I signed up way before it actually started a year ago and waited anxiously for it to begin. I still have a few blocks and most of the embroidery ones / don’t like that technique. But I will finish!!!

    —Twiita on April 13, 2017
  • first things first: patchwork!

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • I think that I will start with the patchwork chapter of The Splendid Sampler. Its my favorite method, and that way I have a good start on a beautiful quilt!

    —Andrea on April 13, 2017
  • I am just about done with the patchwork squares and the embroidery ones, applique and paper-piecing are mostly started (fabrics with patterns!) I have enjoyed the challenge of working with small pieces since I had normally tended to avoid them.

    —Bev Gunn on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably dive into the patchwork chapter but I like how there is a variety. I start the sampler but didn’t get too far. I am looking forward to the book.

    —Karen McMahon on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to try the foundation piecing chapter. That spool block is especially cute.

    —MaryBeth Little on April 13, 2017
  • I live in SC my BFF who started my quilting journey lives in Or. We both did the 2 blocks each week.NOW to make it into a quilt! DECISION TIME! I really honed my paper piecing skill. REALLY! Such fun !

    —Joan on April 13, 2017
  • Oh I’d start with the applique….always looking for new inspiration and this book looks great. Plus I see Debby Brown there… so I’m thinking there must be some exceptional quilting inside too.
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Sewing!

    —Kimberly Brandt on April 13, 2017
  • I will head straight to the embroidery chapter! I see so many great squares on Instagram and Facebook, I just have to know how this step works.

    —Sue Cieslak on April 13, 2017
  • As it’s fun to learn new skills I’d jump into the embroidery chapter. Always admired the work of others and The Splendid Sampler would be a great way to start!!

    —Anne on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter – though I have some of the blocks done already. I love the Facebook page. So much inspiration.

    —Sheree La Plante on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing as I want to do more of this technique, when it’s all set and done I would do everything in this book.

    —Vanessa Qualischefski on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork section

    —Barbara Werner on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll likely start with embroidery. I followed the block-along butt knit made the first block. Time to get crackin’

    —Kelley P on April 13, 2017
  • I would start off thumbing thru to see all the beautiful work. Then into the machine embroidery ideas. Everyone does such fantastic work and I want to learn so much more; over and above what I have already learned from Pat Slones’ awesome site. Susan 4/13/17

    Susan Knapp on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué! !

    —Jill LeTempt on April 13, 2017
  • Love it all

    —Jonnie on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter would be my first pick, but I’ve been wanting to learn how to do foundation paper piecing, so maybe it should be first. I also like embroidery and need to learn to do appliqué better. What a dilemma as they all will be great!

    —Janet L. on April 13, 2017
  • What a "Splendid Giveaway" Pat and Jane have put together!!! I would have to start with the patchwork chapter! Such neat patterns in this book!

    —Jana Fitzgerald on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive right into the embroidery chapter! Embroidery adds a wonderful creative dimension to quilts that make them very unique!

    —Judy Echeagaray on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the foundation piecing chapter because that was what I did NOT enjoy doing in The Splendid Sampler, and I was woeful at it. I need more practice and I need to sit and read and digest the information provided by the experts. I love my Splendid Sampler blocks (not yet set into a quilt but working on it!) and everyone who has seen them is blown away by the variety of techniques and how stunning they all look. Thanks Pat and Jane and your amazing designer friends.

    —Pam M on April 13, 2017
  • Like a kid in a candy store, where to begin?! I’d start in the beginning & check out all the designs. Then I’d probably be drawn to a design with pleasing colors for my first project.

    —Sheri Goltz on April 13, 2017
  • I love patchwork, but the applique images are charming so that’s the chapter I would go to first.

    —Joanna on April 13, 2017
  • So fun

    Jonnie on April 13, 2017
  • Would delve into the piecing chapter

    —Leslie Loponen on April 13, 2017
  • I just love the embroidery and applique blocks.

    —Linda James on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery was my first love at the start of my sewing journey so I would start with that.

    —Meriel Santer on April 13, 2017
  • I’d probably dive in to the embroidery chapter, if I had to choose, but I think I will start at the beginning and work my way through page by page. It’ll be a bit like Christmas every day.

    —Wendy L on April 13, 2017
  • I would have to start with the appliqué. Pat your books are so easy to follow. I was able to do my first appliqué just by the instructions. Thank you,

    —Pat Szatkowski on April 13, 2017
  • I tried to follow along when Pat and Jane started the splendid adventure. I have the first five blocks finished. I really want to make the appliqué blocks. I think I will try to get started on those

    —Margie Brecik on April 13, 2017
  • Please enter me in the drawing.

    —Lois Bloem on April 13, 2017
  • Hello!!! Thank you for having this fabulous giveaway!!! I think I would like to dive into the applique chapter first. I love applique and this would give me the opportunity to learn new skills! 🙂

    —Joanne on April 13, 2017
  • Haven’t got a coloured printer, waiting for my book to arrive to have the blocks in colours. Can’t wait to start 🙂

    —Helen T on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along all year and have them together in rows. Now for the sashing! I’ve enjoyed every single block, and will forever be grateful to Pat and Jane for this challenge and taking me out of my comfort zone. ❤️

    —Lisa Rausch on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery section will be first, however I will definitely visit them all.

    —Christine Prager on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter

    —Kathy Thomas on April 13, 2017
  • I started at the beginning of the online sew-a-long last February. What an adventure! I’m so enjoyed seeing everyone’s creativity.

    —Rose on April 13, 2017
  • B. Because I love applique. Joined the facebook group , and have enjoyed seeing everyone’s blocks . ,! The finished quilts are fantastic !

    —Debbie ODell on April 13, 2017
  • I think I’d start with the applique chapter first, but it all looks so tempting!

    —Maggie Christie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with a) patchwork because I could breeze through many of these and feel like I have accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. Then I would make ready several applique and embroidery blocks to take along to work (lunch time!) and doctors’ appointments (POA for 3 elderly family members) and wherever else I need to sit and wait. Then I would choose some paper piecing blocks to finish the amount I need to complete my quilt. Started SS in the beginning 2016, but quickly realized I did not like my fabric choices, so starting again with my 30’s repro prints.

    —Connie Gereffi on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working on the blocks here and there. My favorites are the applique and that is where I will most likely start. I missed several posts including the dressed up bunny. So, that one it at the top of my list.

    —April L. Reding on April 13, 2017
  • Wow, it would take me a whole year to read all the comments from today only.
    Ditto to all the positive comments 💜

    —Georgia on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork section. I really like doing patchwork.

    —Florence Teague on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably go to embroidery first. I have been stitching from the beginning but I got bogged down on the embroidery blocks because I am so slow!

    —Marsha Boykin on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to see the appliqué chapter. I would like to do more of it.
    This giveaway sounds awesome.

    —Barbara Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • All of them. It’s going to be quite a journey doing these blocks . Can’t wait to get started😊

    —Debbie ODell on April 13, 2017
  • I love this book. I can see myself sewing most of the blocks. I will start with the appliqué blocks. The first will be the pincushion.

    —Debra Wagner on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going to start with the embroiderey. I just discovered it and I’m enjoying it immensely!! Thank yuu

    —Letitia on April 13, 2017
  • I started working on the splendid sampler and then work got in the way. I am looking forward to the book and using it to get back on track with my blocks. I really enjoyed seeing Pat’s blocks when she presented at our guild.

    —Lauren Rudd on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the paper piecing chapter, it’s a new skill to learn and with manageable projects I’m sure I could tackle.

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with d) The embroidery chapter. It’s my favourite part but I still have a lot to learn ;).

    —Myrthe on April 13, 2017
  • I think I will start with the paper piecing. I really want to do more of that. I have already made 7 of the blocks and 2-3 of each of those. As Pat had suggested at one time, if you are not sure you want to make the whole quilt, make the blocks you like the best and use them on the black metal stand for display. That is exactly what I have done and made dupilicates for my BFF sewing buddies. They love receiving this 7 inch finished blocks in the mail as a thinking of you surprise. I have about 4 more blocks I want to make this way, before I think about making the entire quilt. Thanks for such a unique project. I love seeing all the different blocks and styles by all the differnent designers. Some of the designers I am very familiar with and have even taken classes with them, others are new to me and I am glad I got to meet them through the Splendid Sampler!

    —Nancy Hambright on April 13, 2017
  • I’d begin by reading throug the book 10 or so times, then start choosing my favorites at random, after a while I’d start at the beginning and finish the rest. Chaos is more fun! Looks like an amazing book, and a great QAL group!

    —Katie Maier Peterson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning 😊

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • It would be a tough choice- between paper piecing and embroidery. I love both.

    —Cheryl Adam on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along all year and have them together in rows. Now for the sashing! I’ve enjoyed every single block, and will forever be grateful to Pat and Jane for this challenge and taking me out of my comfort zone. ❤️

    —Lisa Rausch on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with chapter one and go from there.

    —Doris Willis on April 13, 2017
  • I think embroidery followed quickly by paper piecing!

    —Cheryl Adam on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter! I love to applique!

    —Claudine Geisel on April 13, 2017
  • D, the embrodery section

    —Debra McDaniel on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the Patchwork chapter as this is what I love best. The book looks lovely and the giveaway is simply super. Thank you

    —Frances Pye on April 13, 2017
  • When I get the book I would start with the patch work and learn the others as I go.

    —Judy Baldo on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll definitely be starting with the embroidery chapter, and need to work my way up to the foundation piecing chapter.

    —Samantha Bennett on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patchwork chapter. So many great block choices. It’s a lovely quilt. Thanks to all the designers and the stories behind their blocks.

    Paula Beck on April 13, 2017
  • Better late than never. The past year has been crazy for me. With my mom in an assisted living home now, I figure I will make the embroidery and hand sewing blocks when I visit her. First up Katjas bee block😀

    —Rhonda Kopp on April 13, 2017
  • I’m soooo excited for The Splendid Sampler!!!!! I want to dive into the appliqué right away! I may sew sooo much that I’ll have to wear a depends diaper because I won’t want to stop with just that chapter!! The illustrations are gorgeous, and I absolutely love all the fabric choices !! One can NEVER have enough fabric!!!

    —Denise Minchin on April 13, 2017
  • I finished my top and I love it! What a grand adventure it has been. I have picked out my bonus blocks–now to piecing the back with my Spoonflower quilt label

    —KJ on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter would be my first one to visit! The others would give me an opportunity to try something new though!

    —Lori O. on April 13, 2017
  • Would love this book to study how samplers are put together. I so have trouble keeping colors that play together..

    —Linda Baker on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing some of them all along. I plan to start with the patchwork first.

    —Sheila Stevens on April 13, 2017
  • My very favorite block is the old timey dress, I believe it’s paper pieced. I can’t wait to start on the blocks, since i had too many items going on when the QAL was running.

    Cindy on April 13, 2017
  • I would look first at the appliqué chapter. I love to do handwork, it is peaceful and calming and I just love handling the fabric! I also love a sampler quilt, so much variety of skills and fabrics!

    —Louise K. on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for the generous giveaway! I would dive into the patchwork chapter….

    —Denise Spencer on April 13, 2017
  • I have already jumped into the patchwork and embroidery chapters. I love having something to do while I ‘listen’ to the TV with my hubby. If I win a book, I plan to try some of the paper piecing blocks next.

    —Tamara Bain on April 13, 2017
  • I have been stitching along since the first block and I am thrilled to have a quilt top ready for quilting. Thankyou wonderful designers x

    michelle ridgway on April 13, 2017
  • Applique, then embroidery. I am a great lover of handwork.

    —Eleanor K Hunzinger on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into to piecing chapter.

    —Corrina on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to do Foundation piecing but it terrifies me, but maybe that chapter will help debunk the myth that I can’t do it. I think it’s the Patchwork chapter that I’ll jump to first.

    —Dianne Whittle on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork first. Then I will take a peek at the applique. I have never tried it and am eager to learn.
    Thank you for the chance

    —Julie Craven on April 13, 2017
  • I have actually completed one!!! of the patterns. Then heard that a book would be published so I decided to wait til then. I will start with patchwork patterns, then applique, then foundation pieced.

    —jeannie on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the embroidery chapter first, then go to the applique!!

    —Carmen Kraus on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter intrigues me most.

    —Donita Shipman on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter.

    —Pat Deen on April 13, 2017
  • I am sure all the chapters are awesome. It’s too hard to pick just one, but if I must choose I’ll probably start with chapter 1. Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Kim Strickler on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably begin with the patch work section. Fabulous giveaway!!

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with appliqué!

    —M. Elaine on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a toss up between patchwork and embroidery. Like doing both, maybe a combination of both.

    —Sandy Ralston on April 13, 2017
  • If I were to win The Splendid Sampler book, I would head straight to the applique chapter. This is a wonderful giveaway.

    —Dottie Alexander on April 13, 2017
  • If I had to pick, it would be applique. I have been working on needle turn applique…Love it.

    —Janice K. on April 13, 2017
  • First appliqué and then embroidery. I will enjoy some handwork inspiration as I will be away from my sewing machine for a bit.

    —Caryn on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the patchwork chapter because patchwork is my favorite! What a fun book!

    —Cheme Erikson on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter, just to get myself going. Then on to the challenge of appliqué!

    —Nina Bate on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to work on my paper piecing skills!

    —Pam palmer on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to learn to paper piece. So I would start with that chapter.

    —Janice Capps on April 13, 2017
  • I have been on the ride from the start, am yet to put my blocks together but enjoying everyones pics. I have learnt so much along the journey and look forward to seeing the progress of future splendettes and lads.
    A massive thankyou to Pat, Jane and all the other designers involved.

    —Wendy Robinson on April 13, 2017
  • I would go right for the appliqué section. Thanks!

    —Lorri on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing all along since the Sampler first started, but I want to dive more into the Parchwork. As that is the most I have to do, and that I love seeing all the designs, the creativity and how beautiful they are! I have had a blast with all the people, making the blocks seeing how they put their own creativity into what even the designers did!
    Pat & Jane you have done a remarkable job in this Splendid Sampler, & you will see results for years to come! Thank you ever so much!!

    —Janet Ward on April 13, 2017
  • I had so much fun making my blocks and completed all 100. Having the book would be a fantastic reference and each chapter would be valuable to me. 😊

    —Sue Springett on April 13, 2017
  • I love paper piecing

    —CariAnn kampen on April 13, 2017
  • I want to make all of the patchwork blocks!

    —Candice LeCody on April 13, 2017
  • It is delightful that the Splendid Sampler is living on! I have enjoyed working on all of the blocks , especially the Embroidery ones. I am currently on # 80 and have learned so much, I am no longer afraid of paper piecing! I really love looking at everyone’s blocks. They are very creative and inspire me to keep working on…

    —Claudia Burns on April 13, 2017
  • Since patchwork is my safe zone, I would start there before branching out to embroidery, then applique. Paper piecing would have to be last, since that is my least favorite technique. Love the results, not the process!

    Barbara Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter. I like a lot of the blocks and just enjoy putting blocks together. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Barbara G. on April 13, 2017
  • I have been slowly following along. Started late, and then life got in the way. But I am back to making my blocks. Love the embroidery, now I will do EPP, my new fav!

    —Patti Straub on April 13, 2017
  • Thanks for all designers for their creativity in this book. I would start at the patchwork section first.

    —Nerida on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique so I think that would be where I would start. Thanks for the chance to win

    —Ellen Easter on April 13, 2017
  • B. Applique is my favorite technique and your blocks are adorable!

    —Ruth Newell on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter for mer!

    —Deby on April 13, 2017
  • I love embroidery, so that where I’ll go first.

    —Barbara gearin on April 13, 2017
  • I’m going right to the "foundation piecing" chapter…..I love that part of quilting, & want to do the easiest for me! That will really get me going on a long fun journey? I’ve seen so many beautiful quilts on Facebook, it’s incredible! Thanks for opportunity to win!

    —Paulette on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork section. Then the appliqué section.

    —Ethel Dibble on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork first, then applique. Wonderful generous give-a-way.

    —Cinda Thompson on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the foundation piecing first, as that’s my favorite, but I might just start with the embroidery. So many possibilities, I love them all. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

    —Cindy Dahlgren on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to have this book. It looks . Like it has some fabulous blocks in it.

    —Paula Pennington on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing–paper piecing is my favorite! Thank you!

    —Jayme Lane on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter and the the appliqué chapter.

    —Ethel Dibble on April 13, 2017
  • I will be jumping to the applique or embroidery chapters first as I need a hand stitching fix and something to be able to carry with me. I can’t wait to have a go at everything

    —Susan Ikin on April 13, 2017
  • I would start the applique chapter since I don’t do enough of that. But this is a very hard question as I enjoy quilting in many forms! Thank you for offering so many wonderful prizes!

    —Tracy Jones on April 13, 2017
  • Have to select just one? Leaning towards applique then.

    —Elizabeth on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the applique chapter.

    —Cindy Saylir on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably start with the patchwork section first. I collected the blocks but have not made any yet. I’m in the process of quilting my Secret Garden bom.

    —Sandi on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with embroidery-always eager to learn new stitches! Everyone has their own take the n stitches
    Using a different sized thread, putting a twist of in the thread or varring the stitch length – I want to learn them all.
    Thanks for all you give us in quilting inspiration!

    —Joy Avery on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter so I would always have some to do when I couldnt get to the sewing machine followed closely by the foundation piecing chapter.

    —Kim Dart on April 13, 2017
  • I would have to start with the foundation piecing chapter. I have completed all blocks except for those. I just can’t seem to figure them out 🙂

    —Kayleen McLean on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along right from the start! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process, learnt heaps along the journey. I need to master more about appliqué, I suck at that! I have tried the shadow method of piecing my quilt together and it’s not working so I’m waiting for the book for ideas !

    —Lyn Fox on April 13, 2017
  • the patchwork section

    —Fran on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with a) The Patchwork Chapter, and if I win then follow along in the book to the next chapters! 🤞

    —Elizabeth Hintzman on April 13, 2017
  • I love appliqué so I’ll start there

    —Wanda Lindblom on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along from the beginning and while I did not keep up I am still working on my Splendid Sampler quilt. My favorite technique has been the foundation paper piecing although I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the English paper piecing as well. Thanks to Pat and Jane and all the designers!

    —Laura Robb on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork and move in to foundations. I feel comfortable with burg those techniques. I do want to get better at appliqué.

    —Joel Sellers on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the paper piecing section first. The whole project will be fun!

    —Susan Yonkers on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along with the original group. Need to finish a few near the end.

    —Polly Blank on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the appliqué! I want to do more needle turn appliqué and work to improve!

    —Chris on April 13, 2017
  • Applique. I have Pat Sloan’s book on applique and refer to it all the time. What a wonderful giveaway.

    —Bernice Restivo on April 13, 2017
  • I am interested in doing more applique work & would start with that section.

    Judy on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation pieced blocks.

    —Barbara on April 13, 2017
  • I have been working on the Splendid blocks from the very beginning. I finished all of the patchwork and still have the embroidery blocks to finish. A fun and exciting year. I am anxiously waiting to see this year.

    —Anne Hilgers on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork chapter first, I love patchwork and all the different designs.. Thank you for the chance to win!!!

    —Elwy Henry on April 13, 2017
  • I will go straight to the applique’ chapter first! I have a new found love for hand applique and absolutely love & am always thrilled with the finished look! Thank you for an opportunity for a chance to win this generous giveaway,
    Happy Quilting, Lanette

    —Lanette Hill on April 13, 2017
  • I started sewing along but it got back-burnered. I’ve been learning foundation piecing lately so would probably pick up there.

    —Esther Grimes on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed every gorgeous block and loved every minute of it. I learnt so much but particularly enjoyed the foundation paper piecing as I was quite new to that. I would turn there first 🙂 Thanks for the fun – and now this great giveaway opportunity x

    —Lisa on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation blocks will be my start. Fun!!

    —Denise on April 13, 2017
  • I’m new and excited at learning all I can about quilting so patch work would be my go to chapter, then on to enjoy them all. This is an amazing giveaway.

    —Susie Kongos on April 13, 2017
  • I love all of your BOM patterns; I especially like seeing all of the
    different fabric combinations for the Splendid Sampler quilts. They
    were all so beautiful!

    Evelyn (Ramey) Manecci on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the applique! Last would be paper piecing. Love reading the other comments too.

    —Nancy on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation chapter! Just made my first paper piecing block. Figured it out on my own and the tiny block took hours 😊 What an accomplishment for this fairly new self taught trying to learn to quilt person !

    —Anne on April 13, 2017
  • Yummy book! I would do the foundation paper piecing.

    —Margaret Krogstad on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely be headed into the embroidery section! I have been stitching from the beginning but at a pace that put behind. Would love to finish the embroidery blocks that I put at the bottom of the list.

    —Donna D. on April 13, 2017
  • I will get caught up and finish the sampler after my neck sugery.

    —Kaama Malvin on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter first; then work my way up the
    through the rest.

    Evelyn (Ramey) Manecci on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely dive into the Embroidery section. This giveaway is great! T Hope I win!

    —Kaye Walker on April 13, 2017
  • yes please enter me to win thanks so much 🙂

    —KATHY JACHIM on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would jump in to the patchwork section first. I am still a beginner so that seems like a good place to start!

    —Heather B on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with Appliqué Because it’s one of the three (a, b, and c.) That I need to learn. I will learn all of them. I can’t wait to get my book, I ordered. Happy Camper Quilter

    —Julia Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I have really liked the splendid sampler blocks. Your fabrics are beautiful. I would start with the patch work blocksbb

    —Carolyn Knott on April 13, 2017
  • I had never paper pieced before but learned during this splendid sampler sew a-long & love it best!

    —Donna Dee Hulse on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué, one of the I need to learn.

    —Julia Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the foundation piecing chapter . That’s a skill I’m trying to improve on.

    —Paula Yanagimoto on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the embroidery chapter. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Maureen on April 13, 2017
  • My answer is "C" foundation piecing. That’s a book seller for me.

    Carolyn Temple on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter!!

    —Jaynee Carnall on April 13, 2017
  • Oh, definitely the patchwork chapter! My favorite designers are represented. 2017 is my year to learn to appliqué well, so that will be second. And, who knows, I may just conquer my fear of paper piecing and embroidery!
    I’m so excited that this book has finally arrived.

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    —Jennifer Shook on April 13, 2017
  • Hi, I am using this splendid sampler to teach my 10 year old daughter to quilt she is loving it . As I was only able to download some of the patterns last year it would be sooo awesome to gift her the whole wonderful splendid sampler book to work from! It would be such a fabulous and fun challenge for her! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great Easter everyone!!!

    —Pam White on April 13, 2017
  • My foremost love is appliqué. That is where I would head first

    Vicki williams on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork is my game and where I would be most comfortable but the idea of the sampler is to introduce me to new challenges so I think the embroidery section would be my choice.

    —Robyn Sampson on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to dive straight into the embroidery chapter.

    Sarah Peck on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué all the way!

    —Colleen Harkness on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery section! Whilst I had been stitching crewel, cross stitch, thread painting, wool embroidery, etc for over 30 yerars, I found quilting nearly 20 years and loved it! I love being able to combine them in interesting ways and one block which caught my eye in this article was the appliquéd circles with what looks to be stitching behind them joining them. Loving it!

    —Nicole D on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the paper piece. Sorry I am just now seeing this.

    —Susan Muramoto on April 13, 2017
  • I had never paper pieced before doing the splendid sampler sew a-long. I fell in love with paper piecing. That’s the part I would start on.

    —Donna Dee Hulse on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing chapter. I love the details you can get with paper piecing but have never given it a try. Congratulations on the book, and thanks for sharing the goodies with us!

    —Ellen M. on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along and have loved seeing the improvement in my appliqué skills. I’ll probably start with patchwork though as that’s my favorite.

    —Qltmys on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter!

    —Kathy Majore on April 13, 2017
  • I think the patchwork section or maybe the applique as I love both. All your patterns are winners regardless of the topic of interest.

    —Betty Binder on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would like to start with the Applique section first. That is my first love in quilting.

    —Donna on April 13, 2017
  • I don’t know where to start. There are so many beautiful blocks to choose from.

    —Jan B on April 13, 2017
  • Purchase it a while back just waiting for Amazon to ship. Can’t wait to get started.

    —Olivia Reese on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter will be first

    —Dana Casebeer on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably begin with patchwork since that is where I have the most experience. I got my Kindle book last week. Can’t wait ti get started once I’ve completed the birthday presrnts for my twin grandkids.

    —Colette on April 13, 2017
  • I would totally start with B. Appliqué. I’m just now learning and would love this book! I just love scrappy stuff. Thank you💖

    —Jamie on April 13, 2017
  • I would read the The Patchwork Chapter first! I love the designers and the creativity of patchwork!

    —Sara Byman on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation, i love a all splendid sampler but my favourite is the bird

    —Liliana on April 13, 2017
  • Wow! So much fun but I would dive right into the foundation-pieced blocks. I love the freezer-paper method where I don’t have to peel the paper off the backs! Great project, Pat & Jane et al.

    —Sue H on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork and then applique and embroidery. Haven’t done any paper piecing YET!!

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the applique chapter. I love that technique and I’m always looking for new tips and tricks to make my stitching better.

    —JoanG on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the embroidery chapter. Thanks for the opportunity to learn many different techniques.

    —Cathy King on April 13, 2017
  • Well, that’s a mix. Patchwork during the day but appliqué/embroidery in the evening to keep me awake while watching TV and talking with my husband!!

    —Leigh Ann Prange on April 13, 2017
  • What a fabulous achievement ladies! Having recently completed a workshop to learn – I’d begin with the foundation piecing chapter. Cheers x

    —Cath R on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter.

    —Judy on April 13, 2017
  • I plan to start with the patchwork chapter and work my way thru the rest. I love this idea and can hardly wait to have a book of my own!

    —Perri Ann Kaufman on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start at the beginning and work my way through…..but I’ll have to take a peek at the applique chapter first! Looks like I’ll soon be hooked on another sampler project.

    —Tish Elmore on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork is where I would start.

    —LauraDot on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with foundation piecing, or maybe patchwork.

    —Afton Warrick on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery for sure

    —lyn on April 13, 2017
  • I’d like to try the patchwork chapter! This book has so much in it and looks like a lot of fun to do! I am a beginner at quilting, since 2015. This past winter I started hand-quilting a quilt top that my husbands Grandmother did, in the Maple Leaf Pattern. Almost done!

    —Stephanie Crawford on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter, I saw a picture in the illustrations of a MUST make one soon. I have also been contemplating learning how to applique, so this would a double win for me.

    —Sieglinde Marx on April 13, 2017
  • I would pick the applique sect as I need to get better at .

    —Nora Brofford on April 13, 2017
  • I have quite a few blocks already finished, but, next I will head to the paperpiecing ones first

    —Janet Crossman on April 13, 2017
  • I have finished all of the blocks and would love to just sit and look over the whole book.

    —Kathy Leblanc on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter first, then onto foundations!

    —Cathie Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to learn more about paper piecing. I have been stitching along but very slowly. I am learning as I go.

    —Marina on April 13, 2017
  • Definetly start at the beginning of the book, as I’m a very methodical person. I have recently started the splendid sampler & totally love the concept of all different techniques required. Slightly rusty when it comes to the embroidery! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the competition & to be a part of making this wonderful quilt. Oh my books on its way….excited

    —Cheryl McAllister on April 13, 2017
  • I would go first to the foundation piecing chapter, since that is usually my favorite method. But, it’s been so long since I’ve done any embroidery, except cross stitch, that the embroidery chapter would also be very interesting to me.

    —Candy Gawne on April 13, 2017
  • I would love the applique chapters with all the hints. Thanks for all you do for the quilting community. Love the fabrics.

    —Jo on April 13, 2017
  • I am going to dive head first into embroidery!

    —Jimmy Jaroca on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork blocks, once I get that down then I will move on to applique. Love the different skills to be learned.

    —P Andreasen on April 13, 2017
  • My favorites are piecing and embroidery, so I’ll probably get going on one of each!

    —Lori Genther on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing for starters!!
    It’s gonna be sooo much fun!
    I WONDER if I’ll ever get them all done!
    Appliqué may stall me!!

    —Karen Nelson on April 13, 2017
  • I would check out all the patchwork first, then paper piecing. Love making little blocks.

    —Maria Worn on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve made a couple of the blocks already, but I would probably start with the pieced blocks.

    —Linda Menkes on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would dive into either the applique or embroidery chapter first…handstitching is where my mind is these days. 🙂 thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize!

    —Jeanne Englebrecht on April 13, 2017
  • Hi!! I have been sewing along since the beginning. I have finished and quilted and assembled the 100 blocks. I am still working on the bonus blocks which will eventually become wallhangings. Thanks again to Pat and Jane for their collaboration and to all the designers. I can’t wait to see the completed blocks from the next generation of splenderettes. I am sure they will enjoy the blocks and also be challenged as the ‘original’ group was. I am sure they will come together from all over the world and be in awe of each others talents as we in the first group were. I can’t wait – it will seem like I am starting on a neverending journey (hopefully that is a hint to Pat and Jane) to make this a yearly event. Wishing you both all the success and rewards you both deserve.

    —Vickie Mone on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the patchwork section as I know a little about this. I really plan to read the book from cover to cover. I’ve never done appliqué or embroidery, so there will be plenty for me to learn and enjoy!!

    —Jane Dunn on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start with Block 1 and go from there. Thank you for giving us the chance to win these prizes.

    —Gay McGee on April 13, 2017
  • I have 60 blocks completed and really want to see what another color way would be like. An opportunity to do it again? I appreciate the foundation blocks as I want to be more confident with the technique. This is an addiction. Thanks to Pat and Jane!

    —Elrid Johnson on April 13, 2017
  • I want to start on the hand embroidery blocks. It’s been so long since I’ve done any of this I’ll probably need a refresher for many of the various stitches. I want to be able to take the project to go for sitting out on nice summer days in the park or on the patio.

    —Robynn on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely browse the whole book 1st and get inspired! Then I’d probably start with patchwork…… Thanks for all the great work independently inspiration, as well a great giveaway!

    —Joanne Carey on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to explore the foundation piecing chapter!
    Wasn’t sure if it was okay to enter more than once!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Ruth Brooks on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation-piecing chapter!!

    —Joan Georghiou on April 13, 2017
  • I’d head for the patchwork chapter.

    —Rose Haury on April 13, 2017
  • I’m not sure. I can tell you I’ll probably do the embroidery last!!

    —Judy Gibbons on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the (a) patchwork chapter, though I will look longingly at the others too. 😄 Looks like so much fun!

    —Cathy Cunningham on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork section

    —cathy mcnew on April 13, 2017
  • Embroidery and patchwork would be my first girl to areas

    —Stephanie Tabares on April 13, 2017
  • I’m not sure. I can tell you I’ll probably do the embroidery last!! I’ve downloaded the first fifteen to start with.

    —Judy Gibbons on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork chapter for sure-those are some lovely blocks!

    —amy on April 13, 2017
  • Once my splendid book arrives I plan to brew a pot of mint tea, and sit and enjoy every single page, then I will pick one of the twenty I have to still make, and get back on track! I just loved this journey and have FB "met" some of the most amazing ladies! I feel so blessed , and just love my splendid blocks. I even have non quilting friends who check my progress weekly! Thank you Jane and Pat and all the talented designers! You have really made such an awesome project for all of us!!!🐝🌸🌷🐰🐞🐿🦋🐌😊💓

    —Annie M. Perry on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork chapter because I can make those blocks more quickly.

    —Jill Hicks on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique since I have done less, but I am excited about the whole idea and will read the book from cover to cover, I am sure, and have a hard time knowing where to start sewing.

    —Glenna D. on April 13, 2017
  • I’d like to say I’d start with the patch work chapter but in reality I’d read the whole way through right off the bat. Who knows what I’d decided to actually start with! 🙂 The blocks I’ve seen online have all been wonderful!

    —chris durand on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve downloaded the first fifteen to start with.. Otherwise, I’m not sure. I can tell you I’ll probably do the embroidery last!

    —Judy Gibbons on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter!! 🙂

    —Belinda Williams on April 13, 2017
  • I would immediately go to the (a) patchwork chapter. I love to do traditional patchwork quilt blocks and would make plenty of quilts.

    —beth on April 13, 2017
  • I need a brush up on embroidery. So excited about the whole book!

    —Janell Stoeger on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll start with the last three because I missed downloading then before they cut off……lol

    —Andee on April 13, 2017
  • I followed along and downloaded the patterns each week, but I’m looking forward to having the book to work at my own pace. I’ll start with the patchwork.

    —Elizabeth S on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter

    —Kerry Grose on April 13, 2017
  • I bought the digital version of the book. I have printed off the patterns for paper piecing and will start there this weekend!! I have been watching for 2 months, but wanted to wait until I received the book.

    —Claudia Bilbrey on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork and then read the rest. They all lookfull of great ideas.

    —Shariel Thieszen on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    —Annette Wasinger on April 13, 2017
  • I’m guessing the foundation piecing chapter would cover English Paper Piecing? I started the sampler last year, but was never brave enough to try the EPP blocks.

    —Michelle M on April 13, 2017
  • It would be a tough choice between the embroidery chapter and the patchwork chapter. I love to do both!

    —Freda on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork chapter 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win! Looks like another FABULOUS book!

    —Lynne Tilley on April 13, 2017
  • Ready to dive in head first to the foundation-piecing chapter. New skill I’d love to learn!

    —Dixie K. on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter, then move on to paper piecing. Congrats on the book!

    —Caryn on April 13, 2017
  • I started with the first heart all that time ago, and kept up with the journey, when I rejoin I shall start with the patchwork chapter.
    Bless those ladies

    —Liz Seymour on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter; the book looks awesome!

    —Jane on April 13, 2017
  • I have been doing the original online patterns. If I was using the book, I would be most interested in the patchwork sections since those are the blocks I liked best

    —Sue singer on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter.

    —Wehaf on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump into the appliqué blocks first as I find the hand sewing relaxing. I did a few of the patchwork blocks as you released them on your blog. I didn’t even try to keep up, but it was fun to see what the talented designers created and their color choices. Great fun! Thank you for the awesome giveaways. You are all so generous.

    —Deb F on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter; I love patchwork quilting!

    —Connie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the embroidery chapter. I would prep the blocks and put them in my travel bag, ready for soccer training/swim squad etc.

    —Kate on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork!

    —Judy Gibbons on April 13, 2017
  • Would love to win anything but just getting the book would be nice.

    —Janice on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the appliqué chapter! It looks like such an amazing book – thanks for the giveaway!

    —Kelly on April 13, 2017
  • I want to do the foundation pieced blocks because it is something I want to learn.

    —Maureen Dixon on April 13, 2017
  • Have been following on Facebook and have enjoyed making the blocks!

    —MaryFrances Wasson on April 13, 2017
  • Been following the Splendid Sampler all along and what isn’t done I have the patterns in a notebook. Enjoyed all the patterns.

    —Diana Yerian on April 13, 2017
  • WOW ! ! now this is a tough decision . I would jump in on the patchwork, then applique first. What a great follow along I have done with your splendid sampler. Next is doing the blocks. Thank You

    —Cindy Bacon on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along, albeit slowly. I have many blocks to finish the quilt as it is my weekly meeting project. I am thoroughly enjoying experience. Sjaan

    —Sjaan on April 13, 2017
  • I sew along and completed about 40 blocks! I am very happy with them and I would dive into the embroidery chapter first! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Alida on April 13, 2017
  • I want to start with the patchwork chapter first, then go from there and enjoy every minute.

    —Trixie Comfort on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll have to look at the pictures first! Then it will be paper piecing. .. I got side tracked with some family things and didn’t get very far. Need the book to get back on track!

    —Penny Brenton on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive right into the foundation/paper pieced section, so my first block would be relatively perfect!

    —Jan Eby on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the embroidery chapter first….

    —Joni Giancola on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been impressed by applique work I’ve been seeing online lately.
    I’d love to create a modern quilt with applique and need to learn the Best tips available.
    Thrilling contest!

    —Brenda J Moore on April 13, 2017
  • It would be a hard decision. But I think I will start with the appliqué of section

    —Sue Payton on April 13, 2017
  • I will visit the embroidery chapter.

    —Darlene Buck on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the chapter on appliqué. I have so much to learn and want to know how to do the different types of appliqué.

    —Bernice Foth on April 13, 2017
  • I am so far behind in this project. I need the book to revitalize myself! I would start with the patchwork section as I am most familiar with technique.

    —Patty Moffitt on April 13, 2017
  • I’m a patchwork scrap user upper and a beginner so I would start there with the simple blocks.

    —Marci Roberts on April 13, 2017
  • I too would go for the foundation piecing chapter as I love the preciseness of it. You can always make a nice sharp point with that technique. Nice variety of blocks in this sampler. Making it would be a great way to learn a technique or prefect one that you are not as good at doing.

    —Karen L. on April 13, 2017
  • I will probably dive right to the embroidery section as I have so loved your embroidery pieces. Those are the ones I made sure to do first. I always have a hand embellishing piece on hand. Thank you for all the wonderful blocks!!

    —MaryBeth McCormack on April 13, 2017
  • I have completed all the blocks up to 2/14/17 🎉the most challenging to me were the hand embroidery blocks 😝 Therefore I would start with that chapter

    —Gail Holmes on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with foundation piecing, which was biggest accomplishment throughout this amazing journey!
    Thank you for the give away!!!

    —Serena Kim on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start on the embroidery first!

    —Robin M. on April 13, 2017
  • b.Applique chapter

    —Vickie on April 13, 2017
  • Your excitement is contagious! I would start with patchwork piecing immediately.

    —Bally on April 13, 2017
  • what a great guide to have – I am not a seasoned quilter but would love to open to the Patchwork chapter first – then the embroidery chapter as I belong to 2 groups in the small town where I live – I so enjoy both sewing and learning the many and varied types of embroidery.
    to have all those differnt blocks in one book would be amazing.
    thanks

    —Heather Penny on April 13, 2017
  • I’d definately start with the embroidery chapter, then move on to the applique chapter. I love doing embroidery and quilting.

    —Teresa E Brown on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into foundation piecing because I have never done it before! What a fantastic book AND giveaway!

    —Ashley Golden on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter!!

    —Charlene on April 13, 2017
  • I’m jumping in to the embroidery chapter first- have a "want to learn" going on.

    Bobbie Campbell on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the applique chapter first.. And then will be the embroidery chapter. I love all the different blocks. Absolutely amazing . Such wonderful and talented designers represented Thank you for the chance to enter.

    —Tammy Lyons on April 13, 2017
  • I would go to the foundation paper piecing section as I’d like to practise my skills in this technique. Making smaller blocks doesn’t seem as daunting as making big ones! I especially love the little bird and the dress blocks.

    —Merrill Hogan on April 13, 2017
  • Applique and patchwork, it’s a toss-up.The book looks like it’s a fun project to do all the squares in a quilt. Thank you for another great give away.

    —Holly on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter, I just love this type of work, followed closely by the embroidery one.

    —Pippa Nielsen on April 13, 2017
  • B the applause chapter

    —Hilary hunt on April 13, 2017
  • would be a great prize for Easter!! Just got into embroidery kits and patterns – already looking for Ideas for Christmas panels/wall hangings and table runners so would be quite excited to win this super book. cheers

    —Heather Penny on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter , of course – although I love all of the blocks

    —Joyce Jensen on April 13, 2017
  • What a fun book!

    —Mary quint on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the Applique Chapter!

    —Marsha B on April 13, 2017
  • I think I would start with the Patchwork Chapter first.

    —carol on April 13, 2017
  • If I received the book, I would start on the patchwork chapter first because these are the type of quilts I am drawn to, even tho I have already been sewing along!! dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net.

    —Darrell on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué and then go to the paper Pesci c!

    —Janet Capito on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery section, the name to the patchwork section.

    —LaRonna Peeples on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork blocks. I love patchwork. I was at a retreat and another lady was working on her splendid sampler quilt. I’m hooked

    —Sheila Ramsden on April 13, 2017
  • Applique

    —Denise Kirk on April 13, 2017
  • I would turn to the appliqué pages. This project was quite an undertaking.

    —Jackie Stevens on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué and then go to the paper peaceing!
    I would love to learn from you.
    Peace

    —Janet Capito on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation paper piecing for me!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on April 13, 2017
  • A the patchwork chapter!

    —Viv Gifkins on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a difficult decision …where to start with so many creative blocks….probably embroidery , my first love.

    —Loretta Smith on April 13, 2017
  • I have already made many of the blocks from the Splendid Sampler and learnt a lot although I’ve been quilting for many years, but my favorite would be the embroidery chapter.

    —Janet Broomfield on April 13, 2017
  • I would be diving into the applique section first. I’ve been following the blog for the last couple of months but have not started yet.

    —Marian Gallian on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork 1st then applique. Happy to see that a Splendid Sampler is included with each winning pkg. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Maria Leal on April 13, 2017
  • Humm, applique or paper piecing. Please don’t make me choose. I would go to the one that is first in the book

    Cynthia Wood on April 13, 2017
  • I had collected most of the Splendid Sampler Blocks, but my computer crashed and lost EVERYTHING!!! Took it to Best Buy…no luck So I would love to win the book with all the patterns, and anything else would be appreciated
    Linda B in Texas

    —Linda Bott on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwprk is my main love. a;tho I can and have done all of it

    —Gladys Wahl on April 13, 2017
  • I would be trying to decide between embroidery and appliqué… or patchwork 😂 They are all my favourites!

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • I’m wanting to learn hand appliqué so that’s where I’ll go first. Although, if I follow along, I bet I’ll do the blocks in the order you suggest. These are tough decisions! One thing I know for sure is that I really really really want this book!

    —Rebecca Marzano on April 13, 2017
  • I have started sewing along, and the patchwork and foundation blocks are by far my favourite. I am sure that by the end of 100 blocks I will see a definite improvement in my applique and embroidery skills though!

    Hilary on April 13, 2017
  • Have been sewing along from the beginning and plan to keep sewing along. Only about a third complete.

    —Patty Galbraith on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter would be fun to try out first since I really enjoy applique projects.

    —Cristina Avelar on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork.

    —Melanie Diederich on April 13, 2017
  • How do I choose?! I love patchwork AND applique, so probably will do a combination of both.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Peggy Hardman on April 13, 2017
  • I would jump right in the foundation paper piecing…there is a pattern on the book cover that I have been dying to try!

    —Michael Lim on April 13, 2017
  • Love this book!

    —Loide on April 13, 2017
  • I started this journey last year and really enjoyed each different style of block and learning that went with it. Thankyou ladies and all the designers.

    —Michelle brugman on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing would be my 1st choice!

    Robin McDaniel on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the English piecing as this is the next skill I would like to learn.

    —Maryke van Geelen on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the patchwork chapter. I have the patterns all printed off but wanted more practice on my new machine and will order the book. Perhaps I will win one…

    —Jane VanWijnen on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork, move on to the applique, then the foundation piecing, and maybe venture into embroidery.

    —Rosemary on April 13, 2017
  • Any of them would be wonderful they all look so great I would love the Patchwork or the foundation piecing I would love to tackle that

    —Florence on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter!

    Robin McDaniel on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork, I think, although I would work my way through all 4!

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • I will at least look at the applique first, and then go to the patchwork.
    Thank all of you for all the work and joy you put into this project. It is amazing!

    —Carol Kuse on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the paper piecing and when I finish, all others will be easy ! Janice Park

    Janice Park on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited about The Splendid Sampler! I think that I will step out of my comfort zone and start with the embroidery chapter! I’ve never done embroidery, so I figure why not get the most challenging chapter done first? Then I’ll work my way backward with the patchwork chapter being last. For such a beautiful, big quilt challenge, I might as well just go for it!

    —Wendy Moore on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork chapter! But, I love the fact there are all types of blocks so it would be good practice for applique, paper piecing and embroidery!

    Diane H. on April 13, 2017
  • I started The Splendid Sampler last fall. However, I only have about 40 blocks finished. Most of the foundation blocks are still left. So I would start with those!!! This is a great project to work on at your own pace. Relax and have fun with it!!!

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • Would love to have the book, even though I have been following along for the past year. I would continue from the beginning, as I only have Block # 1 finished and looking forward to learn paper piecing, along with all the other blocks.

    —Margie Miller on April 13, 2017
  • Hard to choose, but would first hit the patchwork chapter.

    —Lenis on April 13, 2017
  • Bring on the foundation piecing! Followed immediately by the patchwork…

    —Kathy M. on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork chapter, then maybe onto the appliqué to get more practice. I have been following the blog and doing some of the blocks. It has been fun to do!

    —Kim Ragsdale on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patchwork chapter!! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I can’t wait to join along!

    —Candace Weiss on April 13, 2017
  • I would have trouble choosing a chapter to dive into first as I love all four. I guess if push comes to shove, the embroidery chapter would win although applique is another passion of mine

    —Marilyn Kelliher on April 13, 2017
  • Giving up was not an option. I have been an admirer of handmade quilts for 40but work and residing kids was first priority. As a self taught for the most part I wanted something more. This challenge did just that, it gave me confidence, knowledge, and admiration for all the hard work it takes to go into this challenge. These ladies gave me an opportunity of a lifetime, so giving up was not an option. Though I never got past block 83, I have ordered the book to go back and re-test myself with the techniques of these wonderful ladies.

    —mary w on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork! I just love it all lol

    —Teresa Seamon on April 13, 2017
  • Can’t wait for the second printing to commence. I will begin with the Patchwork section.

    —LC Caldwell on April 13, 2017
  • Thank you for the fabulous giveaway. I really hope I win! I started the splendid sampler when it first came out. I even encouraged several of my friends on their journey. But I never finished mine. Winning would motivate me to get back on track.

    —Sharon Ihde on April 13, 2017
  • The plan would be to start at the patchwork chapter, then foundation piecing, embroidery and then applique. But half the fun is not knowing what’s next so I think I will randomly choose a project just by closing my eyes and opening the book at my next block.

    —Rosemary Fox on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patch work. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I can’t wait to join along!

    —Candace Weiss on April 13, 2017
  • I started this journey last year and i love all the blocks and the learning with them. Thank you ladies and thank you to all the designers.

    —Michelle brugman on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely go straight to the applique chapter! I love applique!

    —Leslie K. on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along the first time and have a quilt top together, reading for quilting. I’d love a book – it would be a great addition to my library.

    Patty on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter. Patchwork is my favorite way to relax and improv with colors.

    —Jaia on April 13, 2017
  • I’m anxious for the foundation piecing chapter. This journey started me on the journey of foundation piecing!!!

    —Judy Christopher on April 13, 2017
  • wow looks fabulous would love to start painting on fabrics

    —beverley on April 13, 2017
  • I love foundation piecing! Really excited to learn more about it.

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • I love the cute embroidered blocks. Then I would have something to "bring along" to work on when a machine isn’t available! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Marilynn Hagan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing chapter.

    —cynthia rosner on April 13, 2017
  • I will start in the applique chapter. But I admit I love the pencil block also.

    —Renata on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with the patchwork chapter. I have more experience in this area. I look forward to learning about applique and embroidery. This will be a great way to learn all these different processes. Glad you and Jane had that cup of coffee! Ha!

    —Karen Messo on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t decide between Applique and Embroidery. Both are number 1 in by book!

    —Ruth Keimel on April 13, 2017
  • The whole book looks great with a lot to learn. I would probably dive head first into the patchwork section simply because that is where I feel the most comfortable.

    —Jo Anderson on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation-piecing chapter is what I would check out first.

    —Kathleen Goodrich on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing, I still need to conquer this technique!!

    —Margaret Fitzgerald on April 13, 2017
  • in thinking it over, I would go to emboirdery section.

    —Deanna Klintworth on April 13, 2017
  • D…The Embroidery Chapter…….

    —Brenda Clark on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter.

    —Lisa Pruitt on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start on the appliqué. Have now decided on colourways and can’t wait to get started.

    —Jenny Kilpatrick on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter for sure. Just love the rabbit.

    —Deanna on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the beginning . I still have a few Bonus blocks to finish. If I was just starting out I would dive right into to the applique section. Love to applique. So Happy that the book is now out.

    —Gloria Pietruszka on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter for sure. Just love the rabbit.

    —Deanna Dent on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter since I haven’t worked on an applique project for awhile.

    —Verna Thomas on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter would be first, but not last!

    —Karon R on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably try the applique first as I love applique, then I would probably do the pieced blocks. I actually love all the blocks. For me, the embroidered ones just take longer. Thanks everyone!

    —Linda Van Der Werf on April 13, 2017
  • OK so I would start with the beginning chapter and enjoy all the types of blocks but I am most comfortable with piecing.

    —Debbie on April 13, 2017
  • The Appliqué chapter!!!!!!

    —Leslie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the foundation piecing, I have recently trie it and love it …..Noelene

    —Noelene on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork chapter first! So excited!!!

    —Judy DeLaet on April 13, 2017
  • Since I love applique that would be my first choice except I may do some patchwork first just to get my color scheme in the groove. It is a great project & I enjoyed following it online too. Thanks!!

    —Pamela R on April 13, 2017
  • I would begin with embroidery blocks, specifically Gail Pan’s block. I love embroidery !! I’ve watched Gail "evolve" first as a pattern designer which led to fabric design with Red Rooster. Gail is quite talented!! Thank you, Pat and Jane, for conceiving this project and getting the ball rolling with all the designers and following thru with it. I look forward to getting the book !!

    Tay Cutchin Satterfield on April 13, 2017
  • Would love to improve my skills one block at a time, especially paper piecing. I really like the block patterns.

    —Phyllis ingram on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing for sure, I love my new found love!!

    —Deanne on April 13, 2017
  • This book and giveaway are so exciting. I think that I would begin in the patchwork chapter where I feel most comfortable. The applique chapter will challenge me but the blocks are small and so cute. Congratulations Pat and Jane.

    —Alana Erickson on April 13, 2017
  • I enjoyed all the different aspects of "The Splendid Sampler ". It was an opportunity and sometimes a challenge to do all the different techniques.

    —Susanne Robertson on April 13, 2017
  • Oooooo, this looks like a GREAT book to add to my growing library! I’d dive into the patchwork chapter first, but it looks like each chapter will have its own me time!!!

    —Julie S on April 13, 2017
  • I’ll be starting with chapter one – piecing. Have enjoyed making many of the blocks during the sew along last year and will continuing to make more this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Ann on April 13, 2017
  • Right into the patchwork chaper! Been sewing many years and quilting for 4 years. Great blocks. Book looks wonderful.

    —Margo Scott on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the Patchwork chapter.

    —Jackie Blersch on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué,it is. Y favorite technique

    —Betsy on April 13, 2017
  • Sorry for the duplicate!

    —Candace Weiss on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve never paper pieced but always wanted to learn so I think I will start with paper piecing.

    —Judy Luckert on April 13, 2017
  • My Splendid Sampler quilt top has been completed! I used Block Party to make all the blocks. Currently I am quilting it. I would love to have a copy of the book as documentation of the process.

    —Pamela Hill on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along since the beginning, thanks for this wonderful project. Can’t wait to see the finished project ideas!

    —Cathy Radcliffe on April 13, 2017
  • I have been following along, but too many other projects to finish. I think I would start with the patchwork chapter, but love the ones with embroidery.

    —Kris Bolick on April 13, 2017
  • I love doing hand embroidery so I will go directly to the embroidery chapter.

    —Frances Tilden on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along and have about 50 blocks done. I love learning all the new techniques and shortcuts.

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • Since I really enjoy doing applique, I will begin with the applique chapter.

    —gail smith on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along, but still have some blocks to complete. My favorite blocks are the embroidered ones.

    —Linda Eatherton on April 13, 2017
  • Pat Sloan has been such an inspiration to me. I’m relatively new to quilting. Through her extremely friendly writing and precise teaching, both in her blogs and books,I have tried several new, for me daring techniques including even, GASP, machine quilting. Now, I’m looking forward to the embroidery section. THANKS for the fun giveaway opportunity!

    —Julia Riley on April 13, 2017
  • What an interesting quandary? Hmmmm….since one of my weaknesses is embroidery, I think I would start on those blocks, as they would be the most challenging. Where else would you ever find so much talent in one book? Thank you, Pat and Jane, for putting this great endeavor together!

    —Janice King on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter first and then also work on some of the patchwork pieces for variety. I would like to get the time consuming work done and still work on other blocks as I go. I have been following along this past year and have loved looking at everyone’s work and now some of the completed quilts. I would love to be a winner as tomorrow is my birthday and I can’t think of a better present. Thank you Pat and Jane and all the designers for all the fun blocks. What a special project.

    —Deb Kienow on April 13, 2017
  • My Splendid Sampler is done! I miss making the blocks so much, that I’ll probably start all over again.

    —Ju de Simas on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter

    —Karen Anderson on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably start with the patchwork chapter.

    —Pam Sullaway on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with appliqué. It would be awesome to challenge myself

    —Nadine king on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the paper piecing section. I am new to paper piecing and I really want to try more intricate patterns.

    —Terri Dirk on April 13, 2017
  • Even though my blocks aren’t all finished, I’ve been sewing along since the first day — it’s been fun!

    —Jan on April 13, 2017
  • I would start at the beginning – very exciting project.

    —Mimi F. on April 13, 2017
  • I would love of patchwork chapter. Great prizes.

    —Barbara Henderson on April 13, 2017
  • Hi
    There is a photo on the website of the Splendid Sampler blocks made into a round table cloth. Would you be able to share or sell me the pattern for putting this together, or maybe put me in touch with the designer. I would love to showcase some of the blocks on my table.

    —Janet Danks on April 13, 2017
  • (a) The Patchwork Chapter, although I have been following along and I have made lots of blocks. Big hugs and thanks to Pat and Jane xx

    —Sandy on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to learn embroidery and master applique which I have only dabbled in a little. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

    —Susan Poulin on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork sampler. survivor972002@midco.net

    —Mary Ann Hentschell on April 13, 2017
  • The foundation piecing chapter. I love paper piecing. It makes it look like I know what I’m doing.

    —Kathleen on April 13, 2017
  • I’m one of those people who would start on block one then two then three… I would not be able to skip around.

    —Dawn Cornell on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the very first page – sounds like such an exciting project.

    —Mimi F. on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the embroidery chapter. This is my favourite part of the project. Life is busy and this will keep me motivated to finish.

    —Lynne Foote on April 13, 2017
  • I am just learning to embroider so I know I will jump into that chapter. I love all of the blocks. Great job ladies, and thanks for the give away!

    —linda l jackson guzman on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with appliqué blocks. They are me favorite

    —Jeannette sroka on April 13, 2017
  • I will be diving into the applique chapter because I need guidance and practise. practise and still more practise.

    Elaine Wicks on April 13, 2017
  • Since I have the most trouble with foundation piecing, that is where I am starting.

    —Gail on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the embroidery chapter. I haven’t been sewing along, I didn’t learn about the sew-along until late this fall and I was busy getting ready to move.

    —Kathryn in NB on April 13, 2017
  • The embroidery chapter is the most challenging for me, so I’d start there and dive right in……. you have to push through the pain, to achieve the gain!
    I last did embroidery at primary school and loved it, but patchwork and applique is easier and quicker these days.

    —Cherryl Barron on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along from the beginning. Fell by the wayside due to life getting in the way, but I’m back on track now. Have enjoyed every moment if this group. Thanks Pat and Jane.

    —Vanessa Evans on April 13, 2017
  • I started the Splendid journey but had to stop about 1/3 of the way through. Of the blocks I’ve finished, I’d have to say that I had the most fun with the embroidered ones. So I guess I’d jump in at the embroidery chapter!

    —Kristy Fulk on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the embroidery chapter (d) first. Love this book and the variety!

    —Carol Kineman on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with patchwork, then applique and want to learn paper piecing.

    —Vicki Gray on April 13, 2017
  • I think this book will be a good refresher course to hone skills in all aspects of quilting. I’m woking on improving my paper piecing skills.

    —janis on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been enjoying The Splendid Sampler Sew since September (started at Block 59) and am still sewing along. It will be fun joining with the new ladies & gentlemen starting with the book. I have many favorite blocks, sew if I won the book, I’d go back & review them and think of new ways to use these blocks in quilts, table runners, etc.

    —Michelle Shook on April 13, 2017
  • Amazing….I have sewn some of the blocks but would dive right into the paper piecing as it is new to me and Block 28 challenged me and boy was I excited when it actually turned out! I learned so much and got reacquainted with my 40 yr old Kenmore…nothing like rekindling old love 😉 Don’t know if I can make it to 100 blocks but sure want to.

    —Deb C. on April 13, 2017
  • The chapter on applique will be my first read.

    —Debra Rolfe on April 13, 2017
  • I would start on the appliqué chapter and then try paper piecing. The paper piecing may help me get better points.

    —Cecilia Carroll on April 13, 2017
  • I like it all so from the beginning I shall start. I can’t wait

    —Janice on April 13, 2017
  • I especially love the dress block & spool & sewing machine…keep up the great work…

    —Mary Ronan on April 13, 2017
  • I LOVE patchwork, so that’s where I go first!

    —Barbara Moore on April 13, 2017
  • I’m just learning to paper piece, so would probably start there!

    —Dana Thurman on April 13, 2017
  • I started from the beginning and completed all the blocks. There are many that I would love to go back and make into a runner or something in a colorway that works in my house. I did the original one in all scraps. I have a quite a few I think would be awesome to make in a variety of projects. This was the first time I ever participated in anything like this and it was an amazing journey. I would love to win…thank you for this opportunity! 🤠🤠 hat tosswd in ring!

    —Stacey Martin on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the applique chapter. I actually have in mind to do several small quilts instead of one large quilt.

    —Jenny Bradshaw on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along since the very beginning. One quilt top is together and the second is nearly ready to quilt!

    —Becky Fagley on April 13, 2017
  • Arg, hard to choose!! 🙂 I think I’ll start with the dress/thread spool block (foundation piecing), and then move onto some of the pieced blocks. But I love some of the applique blocks too. It looks so fun!! Thanks for hosting the give away, along with the other sponsors!! 🙂

    —Helen LeBrett on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing; it’s fun.

    —Chris K. on April 13, 2017
  • The Patchwork Chapter! I have made a few blocks and plan on making more.

    —Sally Christiansen on April 13, 2017
  • I love applique. I’d definitely dive into that chapter first. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    —Pam S on April 13, 2017
  • All I can say is WOW! It’s amazing what quilters can come up with!

    —Rebecca Parkin on April 13, 2017
  • It’s a toss up between embroidery and applique. I want to better my sewing in these two categories! I have enjoyed the Splendid Sampler designs that were shared over the past few months, thank you for sharing!

    —Sheilah on April 13, 2017
  • C. I’m ready to sharpen my foundation paper piecing skills . I love Pat and Jane’s enthusiasm ..its contaguous .

    —Diane B on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to win!

    Anne thate on April 13, 2017
  • I would dig into the embroidery blocks.

    —Rita Long on April 13, 2017
  • The appliqué chapter.

    —Kathy Donner on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the patchwork chapter!

    —Pat Grunwald on April 13, 2017
  • I would choose the foundation chapter first. Yet, want to read them all. I enjoyed the blocks as they wee being posted. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

    —Theresa Duval on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork for sure

    —Jill Froelich on April 13, 2017
  • B-That Bunny is way to cute. The detail is awesome.

    kathy on April 13, 2017
  • I’m already sewing along. I have about 35 blocks to go. Its been great!

    —Sue Preece on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter for sure. And then patchwork

    —Deanna Dent on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter

    —Mildred Yost on April 13, 2017
  • I would go for the patchwork first.

    —Marie Moore on April 13, 2017
  • I started and finished the first 12 blocks, so I would just continue working my way through. Love the patchwork and applique blocks the most!

    patrice dubose on April 13, 2017
  • I LOVE the Splendid Sampler! I cannot wait until I dan dive into that Patchwork chapter, and then the applique’, and then the embroidery, and then…

    —Tricia Pugh on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the applique chapter as I have not done any of these blocks due to lack of skill, maybe the book will encourage me to have a go. This has been a Splendid Journey, thanks to Pat, Jane and all their designers. Thanks for the chance to have the book, it may encourage me to finish my blocks

    —Marie on April 13, 2017
  • I think the applique since I love it.

    —Pat Hoxter on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been sewing along from the beginning! I do love the embroidery patches the best though.

    —Belinda on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork. I think quick progress in the beginning will keep me wanting to prioritize this project.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    mary on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork then appliqué. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely patchwork first!

    Angie on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation- piecing, I have yet to try it and what better way than a sampler.

    anna on April 13, 2017
  • I would be torn between the patchwork chapter as that is what I enjoy the most, but then I would also want to learn paper piecing. I see a lot about it but have never understood it enough to try. Maybe the book will be what I need to learn.

    —sharon lepper on April 13, 2017
  • Oh my gosh, what a great giveaway. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!

    —Linda on April 13, 2017
  • I will head first to the patchwork chapter!! But I did sew along with the Sampler over the past year!!so many great patterns and designers.

    —Sharon Torkelson on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the patchwork chapter then head over to the paper piecing area, thank you 🙂

    —Shannon Boudreau on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with embroidery as I love doing this. I can’t resist adding a design to my blocks!

    —Nancy Skillin on April 13, 2017
  • I will start from the beginning of the book and work my way through

    —Jane Eberly on April 13, 2017
  • I would look at the foundation-piecing chapter first.

    —Kim Kingston-Durgin on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve been on the Splendid Sampler journey from day 1. I have about 15 blocks to still do, and truly don’t want it to end. I look at my finished blocks and see things I could add – French knots in the center of that flower, a lady bug or dragonfly maybe on others…

    —Lisa Kerlin on April 13, 2017
  • I participated from the first block and loved the journey, now my task is putting all those blocks into a top . I would still be super excited to win the book . Thanks for the chance .

    Sheila on April 13, 2017
  • I will be going headlong into the applique chapter! I do not applique, but I really want to Learn! How exciting!

    —SUZETTE on April 13, 2017
  • Without a doubt, the chapter on appliqué will be where I begin. I’m working on my skills and I need more practice.

    —Susanne Miyake on April 13, 2017
  • i’m about halfway through. But I will dive into the book from the very beginning and work my way through again!

    —Crystal Conrad-Kauffman on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to learn more about embroidery, so that would be where I’d go first. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the quilting community!

    —Cindy Petersen on April 13, 2017
  • Probably the applique first. I have the least experience with that.

    —Angelina Casalino on April 13, 2017
  • I would go right to the patchwork chapter. Love patchwork!

    —Laurie Gregg on April 13, 2017
  • I would probably continue with a few more pieced blocks. I was a very late starter and only have done three blocks.

    —Bonnie Neuberger on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué

    —Ada Shave on April 13, 2017
  • I have 33 blocks done and then life got in the way.

    —Dani F on April 13, 2017
  • I most certainly dive into the appliqué blocks! Love appliqué and loving this book.

    —Denise Brown on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter!

    —TJ BEAVER on April 13, 2017
  • I’d love to tackle the foundation paper piecing chapter!

    —Deborah Porter-Santos on April 13, 2017
  • I would definitely start with the patchwork chapter, then move on to the applique chapter!

    —Emily Reinhardt on April 13, 2017
  • I need more practice with paper piecing, so, that chapter first.

    —Karen on April 13, 2017
  • I will definitely start with the applique chapter or maybe the embroidery. I love both!! The first block I did was #11 Crocheted Thoughts. Thank you.

    —Chris Jarrell on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing!

    —Vivian wike on April 13, 2017
  • Wow what prizes and what an amazing book that has been put together,so many amazing designers so many gorgeous blocks,if i was lucky enough to win i would dive into the embroidery chapter,thankyou for a chance to win such a wonderful book.

    Shez on April 13, 2017
  • The book looks amazing, I would just start from the beginning and work through it till the end!!

    —JoAnn on April 13, 2017
  • I will head to the appliqué chapter! Looks like fun!

    —Carol white on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué cgapter. I love applique and haven’t done much of it. Would love to learn because I like handwork.

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • I just love all of the patterns. Love patchwork. Excited to try some appliqués.

    —Sheila jude on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with the patchwork chapter!! Thanks for the chance!

    —Janicr on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the appliqué chapter

    —Debi on April 13, 2017
  • Paper piecing. My favorite.

    —Carol Baasch on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter! It looks like it would be fun to explore. 🙂

    —Jennifer Kaczetow on April 13, 2017
  • Probably my favorite, the Appliqué chapter and close second, Embroidery chapter. Looks like a fun book!

    —Joni M on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along. I am going at my own pace on this one (snail). 🙂 But I am loving that I have tried some new techniques along this journey.

    —Debbi on April 13, 2017
  • I am looking forward to the foundation pieced blocks to get on a roll then move on to the pieced blocks. I can’t wait to see this book!

    —Diana Lentz on April 13, 2017
  • Wow! That is awesome that you have a book broken down into chapters that will highlight a specific technique! I’m torn between patchwork that I’m comfortable with and foundation paper piecing that I want to learn 🤔😍

    —Kim Wesley on April 13, 2017
  • I would like to enter the free giveaway please. I love the Splendid Sampler quilt.

    —Marcia Kasprzyk on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork

    —Ruth Crum on April 13, 2017
  • I have started on my blocks, but have a long way to go to get to 100!
    Patchwork is my favorite!

    —Mary Lou Paoletti on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to learn foundation piecing, but will enjoy all of them.

    —vickie bretz on April 13, 2017
  • Hi. I think I’ll start with the squirrel block and do it in white……we have white squirrels where I live and they aren’t albino. It would be a neat block.

    —Bev on April 13, 2017
  • I will most likely pick a block from the patchwork chapter first. I would like to get better at paper piecing, so that will be second.

    —debbie garrison on April 13, 2017
  • I dreaded doing the embroidery blocks, but would probably do them first once the book sew-along starts. I have found a new love of embroidery, thanks to The Splendid Sampler.

    —Stella Liwanpo on April 13, 2017
  • The aqqlique chapter or just started learning foundation-piecing so could be either!

    —Annie Carroll on April 13, 2017
  • Definitely the embroidery section I see my favorite and 1st thing I’ll tackle!!! This I see the most generous and awesome giveaway!!! I hope I’m a winner! Thx

    —Danna Breaux on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork for me

    —Debbie flannery on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the first page I don’t want to miss anything 😊

    —Karen Morris on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing!

    —Denice on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to get started on The Splendid Sampler!!

    —Gracie Jones on April 13, 2017
  • I can hardly wait to receive my book I have ordered.
    I will start with the Patchwork chapter, then move onto applique, then to the embroidery. The foundation piecing will be last as I have never done that before and it will probably take me a little longer to do those blocks. I am anxious to start on my quilt.

    —Arlene Froelich on April 13, 2017
  • I will start at the first page so I don’t miss anything 😊

    —Karen Morris on April 13, 2017
  • Oh my!! To be honest this book will teach me a lot! At the moment I dabble with Appliqué and English paper piecing… making and putting those skills together to make a Splendid quilt would be awesome! As for choosing one are I would start with…. it would be the front of the book! I am actually quite excited just thinking about this…. ooooh! Learning and actually creating something special too! Count me in!! Simply awesome!!! Congratulations on a special book!!

    Jacquie morris on April 13, 2017
  • Imy favorite to jump into first is the embroidery chapter, then the piecing, will challenge myself with the appliqué, then check out the patchwork. I will leave no page unturned📖

    —Glory lerch on April 13, 2017
  • I will go to the Patchwork chapter first but then also look thru the appliqué chapter. Looking forward to seeing the blocks ! Thank You for the opportunity to win a gift 🎁

    —Romagene Henry on April 13, 2017
  • Imam working on finishing my 11 by 11 block quilt right now but I really would like to revisit the embroidery parts in the book as that is very new to me!

    —Pat on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the Patchwork chapter

    —Fabian Short on April 13, 2017
  • I could really be happy to get the Moda fabrics,,,,that is my favorite fabric,,,,,also the Aurifill thread. Actually I would be happy with any prizes!!!

    Ruth Jaskiewicz on April 13, 2017
  • I have been sewing along with the QAL. There was plenty of variety of block techniques to learn something new or enjoy one’s specialty. Looking forward to seeing the book.

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    —Mary D on April 13, 2017
  • What a fun book! I would start with the patchwork chapter

    —Elilzabeth Olson on April 13, 2017
  • I will dive into the patchwork chapter first! This is an area that challenges me and I want to get better at it so why not start here! I love all the blocks. Looking forward to starting this new project.

    —Sara Snelling on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter. I love embroidery! There are some cute blocks with embroidery in The Splendid Sampler.

    —Joan Piercy on April 13, 2017
  • I’ve made some of the blocks and especially have enjoyed making the ones with embroidery.

    —Ruth Gerkin on April 13, 2017
  • I would start in the patchwork section as that is my passion

    —Trish Mant-Old on April 13, 2017
  • You keep me so motivated and encouraged.

    —Judy on April 13, 2017
  • I will be starting with block 1. After that, I may skip around. I have been learning paper piecing and applique at my LQS, so I may try to do those splendid blocks alongside the ones that are similar to the ones at my LQS.
    Thanks so much!!

    —Karla Berg Walker on April 13, 2017
  • I’d go for the foundation pieced chapter, I love the accuracy that it brings to the finished piece. I’ve got a long term 6″ block project with blocks from many sources and some from here too. It will be finished one day.

    —Diana on April 13, 2017
  • I would need to dip my toe into the patchwork water first, then continue to dive into the more unfamiliar territory. Beautiful book.

    —Ann Holland on April 13, 2017
  • C. I will dive into the foundation-piecing chapter and then move on to the other chapters

    —Pamela Hoscheit on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with foundation piecing…

    —Paula Malobicky on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with patchwork, since I just made my first patchwork quilt, and move next to applique!

    —Jessica on April 13, 2017
  • The applique chapter will get my first chance!

    elr on April 13, 2017
  • I would get a nice embroidery block ready ! That I can take with me and work on wherever I have to wait : the school bus , office , or for when power goes out , which is a lot of time on our little island !
    And then I’ll start with a easy patchwork block , when at home and throw in a paper pieced block once in a while , when I feel energized, haha , somehow paper piecing takes all my patience, it just does not go fast enough , but blows me away when it’s done ! Hugs from Eleuthera ❤️ !

    Monique Carroll on April 13, 2017
  • I will be checking out the foundation piecing first. Thank you.

    —Jeanne on April 13, 2017
  • This book is so full of inspiration!, ! I will start with the foundation piecing. Always fascinating and full proof. One block a day and POW! A quilt is ready!

    —Sharon Koscinski on April 13, 2017
  • Been following the sew along, practicing some . I would try do do each and every one when I get the book because I want to learn as much as possible. I love trying it all, new and old techniques! Thank you for helping me learn so very much! Thank you for all of the hard work you two ladies and all others involved have invested in this great book!!

    —Deborah Plum on April 13, 2017
  • I was sewing along until life happened. My job gets crazy different times fo the year and being the only one in the finance department it can get pretty hairy sometimes. But…..I will be picking up where I left off 🙂
    And the order you have listed the sections of the book….that would most likely be the order I would work on the blocks …thank you!!

    —Shirley Jobson on April 13, 2017
  • I would enjoy the patchwork chapter. That’s where I would start first.

    —Joyce Foister on April 13, 2017
  • I’d dive into the foundation piecing chapter. Yes, I’ve been sewing along but have not finished all the blocks I want to make. Thank you Pat, Jane, and all the wonderful designers for sharing your time and talent!

    —Christine Johnston on April 13, 2017
  • Currently setting my 100 along with bb. Thank you for lighting my embroidery passion.

    —Pam Edl on April 13, 2017
  • B would be a great place to begin.

    —Deborah Plum on April 13, 2017
  • I am so excited to do this quilt! I want something with a challenge and new things to learn to sew. !

    —Alzina cooper on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter and then the patchwork chapter. It all sounds wonderful.

    —Therese Mackinnon on April 13, 2017
  • I will go first to the applique chapter and then to the embroidery chapter. Have been waiting for this book!!

    —Toby Lubinsky on April 13, 2017
  • It all sounds wonderful. Don’t know where I would start.

    —Therese Mackinnon on April 13, 2017
  • c) The foundation-piecing chapter

    —Shelly Allan on April 13, 2017
  • Since I really need to practice my appliqué, I would likely dive in right there. I have sewn a few of the blocks but life interfered and progress slowed!

    —Judi on April 13, 2017
  • Love to win this love quilting love all the advise and free help pat offers

    —Nancy gardner on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with thefoundation-piecing chapter. I would like to learn more about paper pricing. Can’t wait to get a copy of this book.

    —Sally Bangen on April 13, 2017
  • I was sewing along, but still need to complete my blicks. 64 done. I tended to go first with the patchwork blocks, then stitched ones

    —Elisa on April 13, 2017
  • I would first read the Applique Chapter. I am always looking for info on applique to improve my sewing.

    —Jackie Wisherd on April 13, 2017
  • Either the embroidery or the patchwork chapters. Would love to win this book!

    —Patty on April 13, 2017
  • I would dive into the patchwork chapter. I love the new designs.

    —Sheilah on April 13, 2017
  • I didn’t find the Facebook site until November so didn’t start the blocks, but loved seeing each block as it was posted. I’m retiring at the end of April and hope,to,start on my sampler soon

    —Charmayne Colglazier on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start in the patchwork chapter and work my way through the rest of the book.

    —Lynda Silveira on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing!

    —Cathleen Cryer on April 13, 2017
  • Need to make more blocks

    —Debbie Booth on April 13, 2017
  • I will be focusing on paperpiecing. I have started my journey! I am super motivated.

    —Debora Greene on April 13, 2017
  • Oh, goodness !! this looks like too much fun! It’d be tough, but I’d go to the foundation-piecing chapter because that’s the newest and latest area that I’m learning about. All the chapters sound so amazing!

    Stephanie H on April 13, 2017
  • Appliqué chapter. Time to practise my skills. This book looks wonderful. Would be awesome to get a copy of this book or win a prize!

    —Gail Byers on April 13, 2017
  • i would be looking at the patchwork chapter. I love piecing different blocks .

    cathy lewis on April 13, 2017
  • I have a started the blocks but want to have the patterns in a book. Love making them!

    —Susan on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork for sure! I can’t wait to get my hands on my book and get started. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited for mail

    —Jeani on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with foundation piecing – something I have not yet tried

    —Anita Diller on April 13, 2017
  • Hi Pat and Jane
    I would love to try paper piecing. New to quilting and read a lot of information from your blog. Thanks for sharing this opportunity. I can’t wait until your other book comes out in October. Moda All Stars – All IN A Row.

    —Linda Cwynar on April 13, 2017
  • I don’t know where I would start. So many new and exciting sewing options. Would love to receive this book.

    —Lisa on April 13, 2017
  • I have already sewed along and finished my quilt. 🙂

    Amanda Garvin on April 13, 2017
  • Sew, yes, I have been sewing along and having lots of fun and learning new things. But, if I were going to do it again, using this beautiful book, I would start with my comfort zone and start piecing. Just who I am.
    Thanks for the great sew along and now this fun give away.

    Debbie

    —Debbie bacot on April 13, 2017
  • I tend to read cover to cover, so I guess patchwork.

    —Amy W on April 13, 2017
  • Foundation piecing is my new favorite. I love the precise results.

    —MJ snyder on April 13, 2017
  • I’d start with patchwork then work my way through foundation piecing,appliqué….

    —Sharon on April 13, 2017
  • Applique something I need to learn.

    —Darlene on April 13, 2017
  • I love anything patchwork.

    —Karen Friederich on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with the embroidery chapter. The foundation piecing chapter intrigues me since I have never tried before. It would be awesome to win!

    —Sue Quinn on April 13, 2017
  • The patchwork chapter would captivate me and then I would move to paper piecing. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful contest.

    Dale McMasters on April 13, 2017
  • I would start with some embroidered blocks. Then mix in a few others. Would love to be chosen for one of the giveaway items. They are all so wonderful.

    —Donna F on April 13, 2017
  • I have the Kindle version and started at the beginning and read each and every block description straight through! I will try the applique first though, most definitely! Love the book, can’t wait to give it a try!!

    —Karen Crawley on April 13, 2017
  • The book would be wonderful as I skipped all the embroidery patterns and downloaded the rest. Patchwork is my favorite but I would love to learn more hand sewing.

    —Marion Sue on April 13, 2017
  • I can’t wait to start Splendid Sampler!! Congrats to Pat & all the designers!!! Great job & happy stitching!

    —Kay Jinks on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to start in the foundation-piecing chapter! It’s a great way to use up stash! <3

    —Kathy DeCelle on April 13, 2017
  • the applique chapter and then on to patchwork 🙂

    —Nancy C on April 13, 2017
  • I sewed along for some of the blocks, but life got in the way! I would go to the patchwork pages first! Thanks to Pat, Jane, and the sponsors for the chance to win!

    Lesley Carruthers on April 13, 2017
  • Patchwork chapter! But my goodness I think the whole book would be great fun to dive into.

    —Lynette Wilson on April 13, 2017
  • I have done all the blocks. It was a wonderful quilt along! I would go back and review the applique chapter. Even if you have done the quilt, it’s a good place to go for reference.

    —renee on April 13, 2017
  • I will start with the applicue chapter. Thanks

    —Toni Terzaghi on April 13, 2017
  • I would love to win. The Splendid Samplers that I have seen finished are beautiful.

    Gail Grassel on April 13, 2017
  • I started The Splendid Sampler blocks last