Our 5 Days of Best Modern Quilts Blog Tour was a great success and we are so grateful to everyone who participated! All winners have been notified by email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re a lucky winner and aren’t already enjoying your fabric and issue of Best Modern Quilts 2014, have no fear–they’re on their way!
The winners and prizes are as follows:
Day 1 – Charlotte M., Caravan Dreams collection fat quarter bundle by Josephine Kimberling of Blend Fabrics
Day 1 – Audrey N., Flower Drops collection fat quarter bundle by P&B Textiles
Day 2 – Linda L., Short Stories 5” squares pack and Story Strips pack by Anthology Fabrics
Day 2 – Leia K., Short Stories 5” squares pack by Anthology Fabrics
Day 3 – Debbie, Daydream collection fat quarter bundle by Kate Spain for Moda
Day 3 – Kayrn A., Wishes collection fat quarter bundle by Sweetwater for Moda
Day 4 – Jayne W., Kona solids fat quarter bundle in blues by Robert Kaufman
Day 4 – Carol S., Cotton Shades fat quarter bundle by Riley Blake Designs
Day 5 – Debby, 6 hand-dyes collection fat quarters in blues by Janet Jo Smith
Day 5 – Pam S., Jolie collection fat quarter bundle by Anna Griffin
Day 5 – Donna, Hubba Hubba collection fat quarter bundle by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda
Congratulations to all of our winners, and another big thank you to each and every participant!
We had such a great time introducing you to some of our designers from Best Modern Quilts 2014 and they were thrilled to see so many new faces on their blogs! We wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to our other fabulous contributors from the issue:
A Magnetic Moment by Julia LaBauve of Kennisaw, Georgia and quilted by Pat Yearwood of Stitch’n Quilt in Mableton, Georgia works with primary colors, achieving a 3D effect that made Julia think of magnets repelling each other.
Abacus by Bev Getschel of Amery, Wisconsin, is asymmetrical but balanced, using on-point blocks which make it challenging. Bev used Hoffman California fabrics and Nature-fil bamboo blend batting by Fairfield for this quilt. Bev Getschel also contributed her playful and impressionistic throw Balancing Act to Best Modern Quilts 2014.
Unlocked by Ramona Sorenson of Springville, Utah used a limited palette, but this quilt would also look terrific with prints in place of solids or color replacing the white rows!
Fire & Ice by Kimberly Einmo of Manassas, Virginia combines colorful Timeless Treasures Java Blenders precut strips with white to make a refined quilt which sews up quickly thanks to strip-piecing techniques.
Zip It by Gina Pasini of Daly City, California is a practical quilt that any child will love, with twelve zippered pockets to hold treasures.
Mari Martin of Connecting Threads; Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts; Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio; Pam Rocco of Santa Clara, California; Vivian Ritter of Evergreen, Colorado; Susan Terpin of Connecting Threads; Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton of Tailormade by Design; and Heidi Pridemore of Gilbert, Arizona also contributed designs to Best Modern Quilts 2014.
Don’t forget: Best Modern Quilts 2014 is on sale now at your local quilt shop, bookstore, newsstand, or online at QuiltandSewShop.com in both hard-copy and digital editions. Double the number of patterns in most quilt books for less than half the price: for only $9.99 you get 29 patterns and projects – just $0.34 per pattern! You’ll find something to suit everyone’s style and skill level in this issue, plus all the extras you’ve come to expect from Quilters Newsletter, like Designer’s Tips to help build your sewing proficiency and more insights from modern quilters.
If you make one of the 29 patterns, we hope you’ll send us a photo at email@example.com or share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or Instagram and remember, Quilters Newsletter is also online and even on YouTube.