Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Give-Away!

Everyone must take time to sit
and watch the leaves turn.
~ Elizabeth Lawrence


Happy October, everyone! What a great time of year! To celebrate the month, I'm hosting a contest as part of the Fall Into Fall Quilters Blog Giveaway. Don't worry: you don't need to be a quilter to enter. Even non-quilters will enjoy this prize...


I'm giving away a wonderful book by Lynette Jensen called Thimbleberries New Collection of Classic Quilts. It is a thing of beauty: hardbound with over 200 pages of quilts, patterns, instructions, and decorating ideas for the home (don't let my poor photography deter you: the book is gorgeous!).


There are projects for all levels of quilting, created in those scrumptious Thimbleberries country fabrics. Heck, even if you don't quilt, it's a beautiful book to look through, and dream!


Here's what you need to do to enter: leave a comment telling me what it is you love about quilts. Pretty simple, eh? If you don't have a blog, leave me an email address so I'll know how to reach you. I'll use a random number generator to draw a winner on October 15th, and the book will be on its way from my home, to yours!

Be sure to go here for a complete list of the blogs taking part. Go to those sites and enter their giveaways, too.

Happy October!


Until next time...

142 comments:

RunningNan said...

What a beautiful book! Oh how awesome it is to be back to reading blogs. I have a lot to catch up on with you! I remember reading that you had a great time on your trip! I'm so happy that you did! I kept thinking of that while on my couch. Denting the hell out of it!

Debi said...

I love choosing the fabrics, then creating the masterpiece out of them. I love everything TB, I would cherish this book. Great prize.

katie z said...

I love creating something beautiful and useful out of materials that on their own are not anything special.

Terry said...

Oh I'd love to win that book! My favorite thing about quilts is seeing all the beautiful ones people make and getting inspired to make my own! I'm getting started on that slowly but surely! Thanks so much! :0)

Susie said...

Hi Pattie,
That book looks just beautiful :)
Although I'm not a quilter I have many cherished family quilts. Each one reminds me of the time, love and effort spent piecing fabric together to create a lasting family heirloom.
Hope your having a great week!
xo

Sue Cahill said...

I love your prize!
I love the whole process of quilting, from finding fabric and pattern, cutting, sewing, sandwiching, quilting, binding and labeling. Most of all I love the feeling I get from a handmade quilt...a bib fabric hug. I love to give those hugs away and make two Project Linus quilts each month so I can send my hugs out to kids who really need them.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

debbie said...

What a great looking Book! What i love about quilts...The FABRIC of course! lol I also like giving them to people that i have made them for!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

I LOVE FALL and earth tones fabrics (TB ALL THE WAY) and I love to express my love of those colors in a quilt! I am a devout TB lover and have my mail set to find those that post about Thimbleberries in their blogs! That is how I found you! what a neat giveaway! you must have an extra one--if I had ONE, I know I couldnt part with it! *~*CAROLE*~*

Paula said...

Wow, that's a great prize. Hmmm, I love that quilts remind me of my grandmothers. They both quilted to keep their families warm. Both were poor. I think that is why I love scrap quilts. Makes me feel like I'm making do, even though we are so much better off today than my grandmothers were. Quilting makes me think of family and I hope someday my kids and grandkids will feel a tie to me through my quilts.

Dionne said...

What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite thing about quilting? I love the fabrics, adn the patterns, I love the process of seeing it come together and also looking at what others have done. I especially love to see how everyone makes the same quilt, but it still looks so different and beautiful! I also love the quilting community and... well, I love a lot!

Teresa said...

Quilts!!! Color, texture, style, comfort, love, I love everything about quilts. Plus if you spend enough time sewing & quilting & creating master pieces it gets you out of cooking & dishes!!!

Ly + Alan said...

That looks like a beautiful book. I am new to quilting but I love it because I enjoy the entire creative process. I enjoy designing a pattern, choosing the fabrics and watching it all come together. Please enter me in your giveaway. (lyannab at gmail dot com)

PEA said...

I've always loved quilts, ever since I was a little girl...when we'd go to our little cabin in the summertime, mom would always cover me with an old quilt that grandma had made and I always felt so safe wrapped up in it:-) Please enter me in your draw, the book looks fascinating!! xoxo

Lavinia said...

Hi Pattie, thanks for the givceaway, the book is beautiful! I love quilts since I was a teenager but I only got the chance to learn how to do them this year! (so I´m new to quilting =) What I love about them is choosing the design and fabrics, piecing, quilting and using them! (I don´t enjoy so much sandwiching and binding haha). Thanks for this giveaway and I hope to see your name in my blog´s post too!

Wendy said...

I am not a quilt-maker, at least in this season of my life, but I do **love** quilts. Isn't it wonderful that something so beautiful, made with love, can useful, too? There's nothing like being wrapped up in a quilt. :-)

Sunny said...

I love this book. Please enter my name in your giveaway! I love the wrinkly drapey feel of a quilt and all the beautiful designs. I have a blanket addiction anyway and quilts fit the bill nicely!

new*me said...

Gorgeous book! I love quilts because they make me think of my mom and rocking babies ;)

Needled Mom said...

Oh dear...what is there NOt to love about quilts -- the designing, the construction, the feel, the joy to mention a few.

This is a great giveaway. I know that you will have a lot of participants.

Have a great week. Can't wait to see you. xox

Scale Junkie said...

In our instant world quilts are a refreshing change of pace. Holding a quilt in your hands is like holding a piece of history. The colors fascinate and intrigue me and the combination often surprise me but knowing the complexity, the time involved and what a true labor of love they are makes them priceless keepsakes for generations to come.

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Pattie and congratulations to the lucky winner.

Terry@quilt-nut said...

Hi Pattie, what I love about quilts is the feeling they give. Not just the warmth they provide to the body but the warmth they give to the heart. I think there is more to a quilt that just fabric and thread. The quilt spreads feelings of comfort to the one using it. Thanks for the contest. I would love this book. It would be good inspiration! Terry

bookworm said...

I love how warm quilts make me feel. I have a couple that my mother made and they are just so cozy to wrap up in and stay warm.

wonderwoman said...

what an amazing book and a lovely give away!
i love making quilts - i don't know if its a nesting instinct - especially in winter! i love it that even tho my children are grown up whenever they are feeling poorly they still cuddle up on the settee under their quilts!

xx

Joyce said...

What I love about quilts? Everything! I love the feel of snuggling under a quilt made especially for me. I really love knowing that my loved ones are covered in my love for them when they are snuggling. Please enter me in your giveaway.
Joyce
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Norma said...

I have always felt that a quilt is a hug from it's maker. No matter how simple it's form, how great it's fabric, it has love in every stitch.

Lovely book and a great prize, thank you.

Dawn said...

Great giveaway! I love the book. Please count me in.

BrineS said...

I love the beauty of quilts and the love that is stitched into them! Also quilting is very relaxing.

I would love to win this book for my mother in Michigan.

Please come by and visit my giveaway, too!

Have A Happy Day!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

comfortjoydesigs@gmail.com

miniaturequilter said...

Love Thimbleberries fabric and pattens. Thanks for the chance to win the book! What i love most about quilting-the fabrics!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful book! What do I enjoy about quilts? I love the process of making them, from picking out the fabrics to sewing on the binding. What better way is there to send a hug to someone. Kelly

samsakara said...

I have been wanting to learn how to make quilts. I love the looks of quilts and how warm they are. I love the creative quilts that I have seen made and the variety out there. I love that you can easily express yourself through a quilt and pass down through family.

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Kathy said...

Gotta enter this one, Pattie! My kids always told me they liked quilts because they kept you warm but were cool next to your skin...like turning your pillow over during the night! And I couldn't agree more. And the more you use them, the better they get. On top of all that, my paternal grandmother was a quilter and I never look at one without thinking of her.
Thanks for the opportunity! Great idea!

Sandi said...

I love the feel of an old quilt. There is something about the softness of an old hand-quilted 30's or 40's quilt that just makes me want to snuggle under it. And I like to wonder who was the maker and what was the reason why she chose a certain pattern, the colors, etc. I make new quilts and I love to go to quilt shows and see all the beautiful fabrics and designs but I have a soft-spot in my heart for those old quilts. Would be happy to be in your drawing so please add my name.

Julie said...

What a beautiful book. I love Thimbleberries. When I see a quilt I think about the time, energy and love that went into making the quilt.

Baba said...

I would love to win this quilting book. Every time I go to get one they are all gone. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

Dee said...

I love everything quilting, but in the fall, what I love most is snuggling under a quilt sleeping with the windows open. Thank you and very nice book. Dee - jessibir@hickorytech.net

Midlife Mom said...

I'm drooling over that book! lol! I have some of her books and they are so nice. The thing I like about quilts is knowing the time and love put into every stitch. I have one of my grandmothers old quilts made out of old mens suits and other horrible material but the decorative stitching that she put on it is gorgeous! It's such a treasure and I wish I could do all those fancy stitches! I must do a post on it one of these days.

Sandy said...

love the beauty and the fact they come with alot of love. Quilts usually tell a story- I love quilts made of cothing of things worn growing up, etc.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

The best part of quilting for me is buying fabrics! Ok, and I love the finished projects too!
Beautiful book. Thanks for putting my name in the draw!

kamewh said...

I love the uniqueness of each quilt! I also love all of the different fabric selections :)

grammy said...

Wow, lot of comments today. I love quilts cause there PURTY. It's art. I don't quilt, but I love material. I also love scrapbook paper. Maybe I should make a scrap book quilt. lol

Obe's said...

The book looks wonderful what a great give away!
Diane

ignoramoose said...

I love quilts because they evoke hominess to me. They also stress quality and time put into the making!

ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

~Bren~ said...

ooooh, a Thimbleberries book I DON'T have!!! Great giveaway.
My favorite part of quilts is the texture of dense hand quilting. I love the backs of hand quilted quilts after they are washed and dried!!! Strange but true!

Winona said...

Oh wow! I love Thimbleberries books. I have only been quilting for about 2 years now, but I love everything about it, even putting the bindings on. I love fabric. I am a hand quilter. I love the backs of quilts. To me, a quilt shows the love and work someone has put in it. As I said, I just love everything about quilting and a quilt.
Winona

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the thought of the women (and men) who make the quilts - I love to look at antique quilts and think about who made them and what their lives were like. I always make sure to label my quilts so that future generations will know some of the details. blessings, marlene

Linda said...

Quilts to me are a form of comfort food! Each fabric has it's own "taste", it's own texture, it's own satisfying quality etc... And... atleast with quilts I don't gain added weight! :D

Sherri said...

I love deciding which pattern to use with which fabrics. It is so fun to play with fabric!

Cookie Sunshine said...

I love quilts because they connect me to my past. They connect me to so many of the people I love who are no longer with me and all the happy days that surrounded the warmth they provided. They connect me to my Mama Stringer who made one for me that had a backing of nursery rhymes when I was a little girl and still has an ugly stain from medicine when I had pneumonia. I loved the picture of the dish running away with the spoon. They connect me to my Mama Childree who made me one out of old green and black plaid flannel material when she wasn't able to do anything fancy anymore but wanted to be sure that I had a quilt made by her hands. They connect me to my Mother who was determined to learn how to quilt and continued even when her fingers became twisted like sausages because of psoriatic arthritis. One of her quilts is with her at the hospice. I remember Daddy putting her large quilting frame together for her. And they connect me to my dear sweet Daddy who used to talk about helping Mama Childree and her quilting circle when he was a little boy living on a farm they affectionately called "Need Moore", and watching his Mother who secretly dipped snuff while she was quilting. There is a lot more, but that's more than enough for now. Thanks for such a nice post.

Kritta22 said...

I love quilting because it is really comforting to me to cut a bunch of pieces, sew them together and make something beautiful. It's a talent that most people don't take the time to play with. I really enjoy it.

Lyn said...

Would love to be in the draw for the Thimbleberries book. I love Thimbleberries fabrics.What I love about quilting, is the whole process of making a quilt.To see something which inspires,the selection of colours and lastly the piecing of the quilt.Not too fussed about hand quilting due to an old injury.Normally, I have my quilts machine quilted.As I no longer can hold a quilt to quilt.Then seeing the finished quilt. Regards Lyn

tango's trash & treasures said...

Wow great book!!
I love the creativity of quilting!
I love going to a class & seeing everyone doing the same pattern but the colors are all different.It amazes me to see them done, the same but different!

Wendy said...

My sister-in-law is a quilter, and I'd love to win this for her as a gift. What I love about quilts is that just looking at one immediately brings to mind the warmth and calming peace of snuggling up under one with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book on a chilly day.

Lisa Knight said...

I love the process of quilts from picking fabric to laying it out on the bed or couch! I can't say I like the idea of hand binding a king size, but that is what winter is for!!!

NanaKaren said...

Hi Pattie! Nice book...love Thimbleberries! Please enter me in your flal give-away.
Thanks~ Karen

Melissa said...

i love FINISHING the quilt and thinking about the next one. I love to hand-sew the binding down at the end, and even volunteer to do it for others who don't like it.

Marilyn R said...

What a great book! I could write a book on what I like about quilts. Here is just a couple. I love the whole process of making quilts. I love the connection I feel when I am holding a quilt that my Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Aunt has made.

Becca said...

I love seeing how a quilt turns out. Sometimes the actual quilt changes so much during the process it's neat to see how it all looks in the end.

Alisa said...

What a beautiful book. My favorite thing about quilting...fabric, fabric and more fabric. I often buy fabric and when asked what I'm making simply say "I have no idea, I just love this fabric." Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue H said...

What a wonderful prize! I love Lynette's books; they are a feast for the eyes. What do I love most about quilts? I think it's the connection with my grandmothers, and all of my female ancestors who every held a needle in their hands.

Cammy said...

All the quilts I have were made by family members, so quilts represent history to me. They were all cut, pieced, and quilted by hand, and the love that went into them is apparent in the work.

jillytacy said...

Fall is a great time of the year and celebrating with a quilt book giveaway sounds great!

Karen South said...

I love quilts because they remind me of my grandmother. She has been gone for many years now but every time I wrap up in one of her quilts I feel her love.
Karen
karensouth.blogspot.com

Boo Bear's Place said...

first of all i love ur blog i read it on a regular basis. Count me in on the giveaway!!

Rose said...

Hi Patti! What a great giveaway prize!! I have always loved Lynnettes books and patterns not to mention the fabrics...wow! I'd love it if you'd throw my name in the hat too. Thanks.

Rose

Bella said...

I love quilts...knowing I can leave something of me with someone to enjoy, cry on, hug, wrap up in, and maybe just drag around! Great quilt book prize!

cq4fun said...

The book is beautiful! I love at least 100 things about quilting - the way it fills my need to create, and the fact that I can make beauty even with no artistic talent; the connection quilts provide from generation to generation, passing along who we were and what we felt; the opportunity to put my stamp on a pattern that may be hundreds of years old, or as new as last week. There are 3. =)

cedarchestquilts said...

What I love most about quilts--is the fabric (can't get enough). So that's probably why the scrappier the better (more fabric pieces). Please enter me to win your lovely book. Angie

Coleen said...

There are many reasons why I love quilting. The first one is that it's a sanity giver. If it weren't for quilting, I would have lost my mind during my divorce. Secondly, I love fabrics and color and I love seeing them come together in something warm and cuddly.

I also love Thimbleberries!

swooze said...

oh nice prize. What I love about quilts. I never thought about that before. I suppose that you can make it your own in choice of colors and layout. It is like creating a part of you that you can put out into the world for others to enjoy.

Quilt Pixie said...

what I love about quilts!? What's not to love? I love the history of the fabrics that go into them, the hours of making them, the warm and snuggle they provide....

Kathy said...

Pick me, Pick me! Thanks for playing along with the giveaway and choosing such a great gift. What do I love about quilts? The vast differences in each one, even when the same pattern is used. I love the feel of the fabric and the range of colors.

Ginny said...

I love the stories behind them. They almost always mean something, they are beautiful & useful.

SandyQuilts said...

Quilts bring comfort, love and meaning to many .... I cherish the time I spend making charity quilts. Beautiful book ... I don't believe I own that one. LOL

I joined the giveaway tonight, please stop by.

Deb said...

Neat book! Please count me in.

Annette said...

There is just nothing not to love about a quilt. Warm and cozy and made with lots of love and thought. Beautiful to look at and always a treasure. I'd rather sleep under a quilt than just a plain old blanket any night.

bingo~bonnie said...

What I love most about quilts.. is that both my granmother and mom both quilted... and evne now they are gone I still feel very connected and close to them as I quilt. :) I also love that quilts hug you and not smother you. :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Kristi said...

What I love about quilts is their beauty that increases with washings and over time coupled with the legacy they leave. Everyone should treasure a quilt that has been made and given to them. I will cherish my grandma's quilts for as long as I'm around and home my children will take them and love them just the same.

Barbie said...

I remember fall visits to my grandmother's when I was a girl. She didn't have central heat or air, so it would be nighttime and the house would be cold when we got there. We would open up the rollaway bed and climb in under a couple of handmade quilts. I still remember the heavy feel of those quilts and the feeling of security they gave. I miss those days!! Thanks again, brdstitcher at gmail dot com

blueviolet said...

What I love about quilts is the love, time, effort, and care that go into making them. They're handmade treasures.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Rhonda said...

What a lovely book! I like everything about quilts... looking at them, making them, giving them away, snuggle under them, dogs on them, cats on them,.... I could go on and on.... :-D

harts4Him said...

I'd love to win the book, so I will enter with my thoughts. I love so much about quilting that it is hard to narrow it down to one thing. If I must, I'll say that I love choosing colors and how the color and pattern somehow marry into a beautiful work of art. It is a part of your heart for others to see.

sewing_passion said...

Quilts remind me of my Grandma. She was always working on a quilt and made every one of her grandchildren a quilt (16 grandchildren). When we would visit she always had a quilt we could use to make our tents or bundle up in when we were cold. I think that's where I got my love of fabric.

Myra said...

I love the soft warm feel you get from a quilt when your wrap it all around you - a quilt hug!

della said...

The best thing about quilts is the texture that is created that can be wrapped around you, and, the color designs that delight the eyes!

Della
ddr1952@hotmail.com

Butterfly said...

What at love book? I love everything about quilting and as a beginner so far the best experience for me was how excited my 3 year old niece was to receive her "Mr. Frog" quilt. She just loves it and will keep it for ever and ever and ever. She took her shoes off before getting under it so as not to get it dirty and when she covers her head with it she calls it "going to Frog land".
The saddest part of this is that I was not there to see this as she is in Ireland and I am in California but the story was retold by her Nannie and Granddad. Her Daddy put her on webcam and Skype later that day as she was getting ready for bed and I saw her in her bed tucked under "Mr. Frog". It was just wonderful to see her with it and she how much joy I was able to bring to her from so many miles away.

ikkinlala said...

I love how it's a good example of the whole being more than the sum of its parts. Some of my favourite quilts have been the ones made out of scraps or even rags.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Tia said...

What I love about quilts is how comforting they are to my children when they are ill. I think the love that goes into making them sticks around even when they're finished.

Tia

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Oh what a beautiful book...m...

Wilma L. said...

I love quilts because I always had quilts made by my grandmother or my mother on my bed while I was growing up. Quilts means love!!!!

richwil2@verizon.net

Deb said...

I just love the whole process of making them. From picking fabric, designing, cutting, sewing, quilting, and binding! The the awesome reward of seeing the smile on the recipients face, or if it is mine, the first cuddle underneath it.

Narelle said...

I have to agree with Deb in regards to the whole process, from start to finish. I get to enjoy one of my most favourite past times and have something useful at the end of it all, or just beautiful to look at.
I'm getting hooked on log cabin quilts at the moment so the front cover is delish!

corina said...

Great to visit your blog, I love the name (and the way the date is presented:)

Linda said...

I enjoy seeing the blocks come together like a puzzle you've been working on. I enjoy the colors playing together. Thanks for having a giveaway, I love Thimbleberries and I don't have this book. Hugs, Linda

Marit said...

This book looks wonderful! I have never made any big quilts yet, but love to make small projects like table runners. I like to get inspiration from books and blogs, and to choose the fabricks that makes it to be "mine".

maggie said...

What a great giveaway. I love Lynette Jensen patterns. I am a quilter but not a very experienced one. I love the choosing the colours and fabrics and the part where it all comes together to make a completed quilt. It really makes me feel good to see a quilt that I have created laying on a bed

julieQ said...

Thank you for your generosity! I love the texture of the quilting...mmmm, it is the best!

cheryl said...

I love cutting up and using squares of fabric from old baby and kids clothes that have special memories and incorporating them into quilts that will last forever

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everythingquilts said...

Quilting for me is like going on vacation to a far away place. I just get lost in my own thoughts when I'm in my own little space quilting. Sometimes I just love sitting there looking at the fabric and thinking what pattern I'll use for it. Never realizing hours have past by and I've stayed up way too late again. Then the best part is when I can give what I have created to someone. For me that is the greatest reward. To be able to give a gift made with so much love and care, makes my feel the best.

Valerie said...

No one knows the feeling you have when putting a quilt together unless you are a quilter. Thanks for this give away. I would love this book!

FabricMom said...

My favorite thing about quilt books are the ideas that start going through my head. I get a lot of motivation from them. I also love looking at the pictures for inspiration.

Quilt Nut said...

i love how quilting is so individual-two people can take the same pattern and make something that looks totally different

thanx for the chance

Regi said...

The thing i love about quilts is the beautiful textures and fabrics used to make them. The thing I love about quilting is picking out the fabrics for a new project and seeing it come into shape in front of my eyes.

StampinCathy said...

Great book. I love quilts because they are made from the heart. I love all the details and all the different types of patterns and colors. Thanks for a chance.

gin said...

Very nice book. My love for quilts began with me as a child with my grandmother. She quilted constantly and being sleeping under a nice big quilt was so cozy. She taught me to make quilts and I love it.

froehlich said...

What a beautiful addition to any collection of quilting books!

My favorite thing about quilts is their endurance. I love knowing, while I'm working quilts, that these projects will still be around long after I'm gone to remind my family members and friends that I was here once and I loved them and wanted them to be safe and warm.

Vickie E said...

Great book! I love the feel of the fabric and thin batting against my hands/skin. And I guess just curling up with a quilt.

Annelies Dease said...

What do I love about quilting....the friendships I have made. Love Thimbleberries. Going to their shop was the HIGHLIGHT of my midwest vacation!!! XXX Annie

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

What a great give away. Quilts? What's not to love. The colors, the patterns, the textures, the warmth. Nothing like cuddling up with a good book or movie on a winters day with a warm, well loved quilt!
Thanks for including me in your drawing!
Regina

Erin said...

I love the story behind the quilts. They are also so warm!

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donna444444 said...

I love the colors and patterns in many quilts.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Scottish Nanna said...

Nice Prize I am just learning and need all the help I can get.
Hugs Mary.

jean said...

What I love about quilting is just about everything..from the quiet time it gives you to the pride of creating something original. Its fun to give friends a gift and see their eyes light up with pleasure. The extra cash it brings in doesn't hurt either!

jean said...

What I love about quilting is just about everything..from the quiet time it gives you to the pride of creating something original. Its fun to give friends a gift and see their eyes light up with pleasure. The extra cash it brings in doesn't hurt either!

Carol said...

I love everything about quilts, the fabric, colors, the feel of them. I consider them to be art.
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Danielle said...

I don't know what intrigues me so much about quilts except their simple beauty.

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kjquilts said...

I love quilts because making them keeps me sane! I love to make quilts for my family, decorating my home and to give to charity. I can't think of anything more comforting than being wrapped up in a quilt!

Janice said...

I love quilts because they are so warm and snuggly and they remind me of my grandmother!

Rebecca said...

I love seeing all the fabrics come together and watching someone enjoy it after.

Pam's Pride said...

What I love about quilts?? My grandma use to own a quilt shop in her home and I remember the hours and hours she used to sit at her quilt frames pouring over each quilt while she would babysit my sister, brother, and I while my mom worked. So, everytime I see a quilt I think of my grandma and my childhood!

Grammie said...

What a nice book for the giveaway! My favorite thing about quilting is the fabric. I love the feel of it and the colors and patterns. Thanks for entering me.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Pat said...

I love the feel of the quilt when I snuggle under it. My favorite parts of making it are choosing the fabrics and also doing the binding. (I know...I know....crazy...most hate doing the binding!!!) I love that book you are offering and would love to win it!

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Studio Christine said...

The best thing about the quilts I make is that my kidlets fight over each new one!!

bison61 said...

I like the design and colors in a quilt. I have one my grandmother made that I love

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kathi said...

Quilting permits me to feel like I am painting with fabric. I love using the completed product and remembering what I was doing at that time.

Alice said...

Memories of my Grandma's house.

Alice
lindsay@uniserve.com

Renee G said...

I love the feeling of connection that quilts gives me with my grandmother.

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Cindy Keery said...

I love knowing that my quilts offer warmth and comfort and wrap people in my love. Sounds corny, but hey, it's true. :-)

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

Kim said...

First of all I love the post on cant is a 4 letter word- bravo! and the table topper for your daughter is very sweet.
My favorite part of making quilts is giving them to the reciepiant and seeing the looks on their face :)

Jackie said...

I'm a new quilter and I love it because I feel connected to my grandmother who died when I was 8. I love the history of a quilt, the love that goes into it, and the link it gives you with the quilter.

What a lovely book1

Emily said...

Quilts remind me of my grandmother who made a quilt for all of her grandchildren (over 50 of us!) before she passed away.

Cris A said...

I love the colors in quilts! I love how simple scraps of material come together to make a beautiful creation. I love to make homemade cards and get lots of inspiration from quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

Quilts are comfort... nothing beats snuggling under a quilt when you have had a hard day!

Linda T said...

What do I love about quilts? Everything! I especially love the wrinkly goodness after the first washing that makes it look so worked in! Count me in!

a.simple.life said...

I absolutely love the name of your blog. My favorite thing about quilting is the bounty of inspiration (books, mags, quilt shops, blogs to name a few) that is available. So many projects, so little time! a.simple.life@live.com

Sam said...

I love everything about quilts! They make great gifts and they're never frivolous--you can always use another blanket, especially in new england!

Amanda said...

I love thinking about the thought, love, and time that goes into each quilt. I also love how nice it is to be able to create something ourselves instead of buying everything premade in a store!

Jill said...

What I love is that quilting is my relaxation. My family says if I don't get to my machine every day I become hard to live with.

Sue said...

I love the weight and the feel of quilts. There is nothing like piling two or three on the bed on a cold winter night!

Great giveaway!

cookiekenney said...

Anyone would enjoy this book. My grandchildren think their quilts made by me are an extension of me holding them.

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fernbell said...

Wow nice book. I think one thing that always tickles my funny bone is that when ever I make anything my husband and boys try to claim it lol. I really like finding a pattern and seeing if I can do it, also seeing how different patterns look with different colors of fabrics.

Pieceful Afternoon said...

I love just about everything related to quilting - right down to the hand quilting and binding the quilt. It feels so good to get a project finished.

Love that book - thanks for the give-away.

Kritta22 said...

I love that you can cut up some fabric and sew it back together and make something beautiful! They can even be ugly fabrics and it will be good! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherry said...

I love every part of quilting from buying the fabric to sewing on the binding. I love snuggling under quilts & decorating with them too. Thanks for offering the giveaway!