I love quilting, and more of my sewing has gone to quilting lately than other categories, but last Thursday while buying a quilting ruler in a size I didn’t have yet, I also bought a piece of fabric that was soft and what I thought would make a wonderful autumn-season long sleeve shirt. My cat has claimed that piece of fabric as her new bed on my cutting table and I’m not sure I’m ever getting it back. If you have pets, I’d be curious to know if they claim certain items in your stash for themselves like mine does. Either way, it’s possible this picture of the completely unexpected sunflower that has grown in my patio area in between two stands of what will eventually become cattails will inspire you toward the autumn quilting season in browns and yellows.
If you’d like a chance to win some quilting books, keep reading. If you’d also like a chance to win some fabric (the top piece is yellow since I was inspired by the sunflowers), then please take the Quilters Newsletter August/September 2015 Editorial Survey. Respondents who complete the survey will be entered to win a bundle of 10″ squares from the Mixologie collection by Studio M from Moda. Just be sure to come back to this post and also enter for your chance to win one of the 3 book prizes below once you’re finished.
Prize 1 includes 8-Pointed & Feathered Stars by Gail Searl from Love to Quilt; Sew Stars! by Gail Searl from Love to Quilt; Starry Nights! from Gail Searl from Love to Quilt; and Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More by Kelly Ashton from That Patchwork Place.
Prize 2 includes 99 Continuous Line Quilting Designs by Lone Jacobsen Minkkinen from American Quilter’s Society; Borders Assembly & Binding by Kent Mick from American Quilter’s Society; No-Mark Quilting Designs by Nan Moore from Love to Quilt; and Quilting Designs for Sashing, Blocks & Borders by Helen Squire from Love to Quilt.
Prize 3 includes Quilted Artwork Frames by Sherry Fourez from Love to Quilt; Patchwork Plus: Easy One-Block Quilts with Seasonal Applique by Geralyn J. Powers from That Patchwork Place; Simple Super One-Patch Quilts by Pat Yamin from Love to Quilt; and Terrific Two-Block Quilts by Sally Saulmon from Love to Quilt.
To enter for your chance to be one of the 3 lucky winners, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm Mountain Time, Monday September 7, 2015 telling us about a quilting book or pattern that has inspired you. If you have a preference between the prizes, let us know that in your comment as well. Since winners are randomly selected, we don’t guarantee you’ll win your preferred prize if chosen, but we’ll do our best! Open to anyone worldwide who has not won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the past 90 days. If you are randomly selected as a winner, the email will come from QNMquestions@fwmedia.com with “Quilters Newsletter blog giveaway” in the subject line.
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