5 Days of Best Modern Quilts Blog Tour Wrap-Up

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 questions@qnm.com. 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:

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A Magnetic Moment by Julia LaBauve of Kennisaw, Georgia

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.

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Abacus by Bev Getschel of Amery, Wisconsin

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.

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Unlocked by Ramona Sorenson of Springville, Utah

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!

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Fire & Ice by Kimberly Einmo of Manassas, Virginia

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.

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Zip It by Gina Pasini of Daly City, California

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.

Modern Cover 200 5 Days of Best Modern Quilts Blog Tour Wrap UpDon’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 submissions@qnm.com or share it with us on FacebookTwitter, Google+, Pinterest or Instagram and remember, Quilters Newsletter is also online and even on YouTube.

About Caitlin

Caitlin Dickey is the editorial assistant for Quilters Newsletter.
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6 Responses to 5 Days of Best Modern Quilts Blog Tour Wrap-Up

  1. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    The hop was lots of fun. Love seeing new ideas, techniques and patterns. Thank you for sponsoring.

  2. BJ MacKinnon says:

    Beautiful quilts. I’d love to have the pattern of A Magnetic Moment by Julia LaBauve. Is that possible? Thanks, BJ

  3. Caitlin says:

    BJ, A Magnetic Moment by Julia LaBauve is just one of the patterns that is within the Best Modern Quilts 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter. You may purchase it either in hard-copy or digital edition here: http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/category/s?keyword=Quilters+Newsletter+Best+of+Modern+Quilts+Winter+2

  4. Barbara says:

    I think the Adirondackt quilt by Karen Gibbs was stunning and should have been on the cover!!! absolutely wonderful blend of modern and tradition!

  5. Laura says:

    It was such a treat to discover all the new artists and their work, thank you!

  6. Debby says:

    Just wanted to take moment to say thanks for the great blog tour. I was a lucky winner of the Best Modern Quilts mag & the gorgeous blue gradations fabrics from Janet Jo Smith. Thanks again!! :)

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