Thursday, July 25, 2013

Renovation Giveaway #3 - All About Books... (Winner Announced)

Sorry for the delay on this.  I really meant to post about it several days ago, but the renovation seems to be eating up most of my time.  By the time evening rolls around, I pretty much want to do nothing more than crawl into bed!  In any case, I have a bunch of quilting books I'd like to give away to anyone who's interested.  There are too many to list in one post, so I think I'll split it up into several different giveaways.  In this first grouping are the following 6 books:

Log Cabin Quilts by Rita Weiss & Linda Causee
More Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini
Quiltmaker's Fancy - 16 Traditional Quilts for All Skill Levels
New Cuts for New Quilts by Karla Alexander
Fabulous Fat-Quarter Quilts by Better Homes and Gardens
Wheel of Mystery Quilts by Helen Marshall
All 6 books will go to one person.  If you're interested in them, leave me a comment below letting me know one sewing/quilting thing you're either hoping to learn how to do or improve on in the future.  I've really been trying to work on improving my free motion quilting skills this year and once I finally get back to sewing, I'd like to continue working on it.  (Sorry, but this giveaway is open to US addresses only.)

I hope, unlike me, you're enjoying some fun in the sun wherever you are.  We actually got a break in the heat and humidity today which made it a great day to paint some baseboard and trim outside.  So much for the lazy days of summer!

7/31/13 - Congratulations Kevin the Quilter!  Be on the lookout for an email from me.  For everyone else, I'll be giving away more books in the next couple of days.


  1. Whoever made up that saying about lazy days of summer must've been wishing! ;-) Nothing lazy happening here either. I would love to do more applique, I've always been very 'allergic' to hand applique, but I am trying to break out of my little box. Thanks for the chance!

  2. What a wonderful assortment of books Dee! I need to learn how to do more sewing by hand. Needle turn applique, and hand stitching a binding are on the top of my list!

  3. I'm fairly new to quilting, I'm hoping to learn more about piecing. I want all of my seams to match up perfectly...ok I'll settle for pretty close. :)

  4. I want to learn paper piecing, starting with string quilts. I love the look of them, but have never done any.

  5. i love to learn and don't know that much about patterns thanks for the chance

  6. I would like to learn paper piecing and work on my color combos.

  7. I am hoping to improve my free motion quilting, too. Now that I have a frame, I think it will be easier!

  8. Like you, I a hoping to improve my free motion quilting. I have a bin full of quilt tops that I need to work on. thanks for the chance to win

  9. Good Morning Dee ~ I would like to work some more on my free motion quilting abilities, and also I need to do a log cabin... have never done one {{as I hang my head low}}. LOVE your renovation going on!!! I sure am getting ideas for what I want to do I'm hoping next year :)

  10. Hi Dee,
    I would like to become more comfortable when I do paper piecing. I love the finished products but the histrionics just getting there often detract from the pleasure at the end. Hope you continue to enjoy your renovation. Before you know it, everything will be in place and you will be back to creating:0)