Sunday, February 13, 2011

It’s a Valentine’s Give-Away!


This Give-Away is Now Closed!

Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite people---You!

I hope your day is filled with friends and family and loved ones. If I could, I’d stuff little valentines in envelopes full of candy conversation hearts and goodies and drop one in each of your mail boxes!

I loved Valentine’s Day as a kid. I remember taking shoe boxes or lunch sacks and spending time decorating them with doilies, hearts cut out of construction paper, glue and glitter. These special boxes and bags were just waiting to be filled with valentines from friends, family and classmates. Ahhhh, Memories!

I want to help you spread the love as well! So we are doing a “different” kind of Give-Away ----

Remember those poor books that had the imperfect covers? I’ve got one left!

And what I want to do with this special Give-Away is have YOU leave me a comment below with the name of someone you want me to send it to, and why! Tell me about your friendship! It can go to anyone you choose: A mother, sister, friend, even a secret pal! (Though you will have to explain to them why the cover is imperfect! LOL!)

This book will be signed by me and mailed to your friend with a note from you I will print out via email on why you have chosen them to receive this gift. Instead of winning it for yourself, you are winning it for your special friend. Isn’t this a fun idea?!

Of course, if your friend lives near by, you get visitation rights, right? In love

I will be drawing the winner on Valentine’s Evening! I want to be able to mail this out to them before I leave for Texas on Tuesday!

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And here is a fun site I’ve been playing with to make your OWN Candy Hearts with your own sayings! Click here to get to the Candy Heart Generator and spread more love to your friends!

I had a great time driving home from Lexington VA today --- and including some visits to antique malls! I’ve gotta upload some pics, do some editing, and will give you a preview of some of the neat things I saw probably tomorrow…or I might set it to go live on Tuesday when I am flying to Texas!

I’ll be visiting with the Bear Creek Quilt Guild in Keller, the Denton Quilt Guild in Denton, and the Trinity Valley Quilt Guild in Ft Worth! Bring on the Tex-Mex & the BBQ!

181 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very generous giveaway, and wonderful idea. I would nominate my BFF. She lives over 1000 miles away from me, but we both love to quilt. Although she lives in Ohio, she has a son that is a missionary in the Ukraine, a daughter who is a caregiver to a retired missionary in Massachusetts, and another daughter and son in law who are missionaries in Alaska. She travels to see all of them every other year, and loves to make quilts for her 10 grandchildren. This would be a wonderful gift for her. Thanks for such a great giveaway :-)

SewWhatsNew said...

My friend Margy loves your quilts. I have given her one of your books before. She has made your mystery quilts and she got me all excited about the RRCB. Many friends deserve your book; but I think she would be extremely happy. Oh, she lives in Australia and I live in North Carolina. But I could take it to her next week when I'll see her. Happy Valentines day to you and your husband.

Kristie said...

Lets see....I would pick my MOM! I think it would cheer her up and it would give her somethings to look forward to making. She had shoulder surgery in November and found out last week that she has to have it done again because the physical therapist tore one of the screws out. She loves your patterns! Even though she may not be able to sew for a little while she could still pick fabrics and I could cut them for her.

KQ Sue said...

My Cousin/BFF Maggie is who I would send your book to. She has been my BFF since I was 10 months old. Some times it has been a year between phone calls, but we always pick up as if we spoke an hour ago. When one of us is stressed we call the other, and everything is something we can deal with afterwards. We are almost 900 miles apart and she really wants to make a quilt. I am sure with your book she would finally do it!

Ellen said...

I would pick my darling sister, she enjoys quilting and would really enjoy this book. She takes care of my 92 year old Mother and I would love to surprise her and say Thank you for all she does.

Natasha said...

Awesome idea for a giveaway! I think I might give it to my friend "Manders." She is an online and in person quilting friend. She even drove a long way to see me in the hospital when I was pregnant with my youngest son. She was thoughtful and gave me a quilting magazine so I could get my quilty fix. She shares the love of the art and I look forward to meeting with her in a month to work on some applique cutouts!

marilyn said...

I would have you send it to my quilting friend Carla. She is really a super scrap buster and my partner in crime! We just had a quilting day today and spent about 3 hours cutting up scraps so we could sew them back together :) I hope she wins!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

My MIL (with the BEST name on the planet) BONNIE is who I would love to send a book to. In a way, she started me in my quilting adventure by buying me my first sewing machine for Christmas 1999; she had NO idea how much that simple Walmart purchase meant to me and where it was going to lead me in this crazy quilting adventure.

Quilter Kathy said...

I have so many quilty friends that would love to receive this book, but I will nominate my friend Louise, who first introduced me to the world of quilting about 20 years ago. She is one of the most selfless, hard working, giving, generous people I ever met and she deserves a Valentine's treat!
Happy Valentine's Day Bonnie!

Carol said...

I would send it to my friend Gaye who is in my Bee. And she and I will be attending your lecture at the Denton guild this week. We are not members but will be at retreat not far from there that night. Gaye and I often discuss your blog and what you are working on.

Lynn said...

I would have it sent to Margaret a good friend of mine. She makes quilts for charity and her family and is always willing to help someone with a quilting question. She is in the process of cutting her scraps into strips and squares so this book would be perfect for her.

Barbara said...

I would like to win this book for my friend Marcia who shares her talents with our church ladies and she loves your quilts. She makes lots of quilts for charity and uses your method of scrap quilting all the time.

Andra Gayle said...

I would love for you to sent the book to my Mom. She is the one who taught me to sew and, very recently, is moving in to quilting rather than clothes. She is always available to help me out and take care of my kids. She would do anything for me and so I would love to give her a special treat.

GerryART said...

I would love to be able to win one for my daughter who loves to quilt. She and I have set aside Sew Days when we get together for an entire afternoon of quilting.
She enjoys picking just the right fabric to do the job!
Wouldn't she be surprized to find your book in her mail box.
Happiest of Valentine's Day, Bonnie
and enjoy your time in Texas.
Hugs
Gerry

Ann in NC said...

I would give this book to Patty, my co-worker. I gave her a beginner quilting book for her birthday. She is now taking her first quilting class on a borrowed machine and loves it! She has a granddaughter and is expecting another grandchild this summer. She could use your patterns to make quilts from the grandchildren's outgrown clothes and they would be so special. Patty would not mind if the outside of the book isn't perfect - it is what is inside that matters. She lives her life that way.

Mary said...

Who to have you send a book to is such an easy choice for me. My Quilting Buddy, of Course! I never can get ahead of the nice things she leaves for me on the table where I sew in her studio. She challenges me to go outside my comfort Zone and I never would have finished my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler without her prodding. Her name is LYNN!

Jenni said...

This was an easy choice. I would choose my sister Denise Green. She is an amazing quilter. She is a great teacher and always willing to give time and advice to anyone or just have someone hang out with her to work on projects.

Darlene B said...

I would love for this book to go to my daughter, Dawn. She is a pretty new quilter (working on her 3rd quilt). She is also a poor college student who watches her pennies very carefully and doesn't buy things for herself very often. She goes to thrift stores to find bargains, and if she knew how to find fabrics to use for quilting at those thrift stores, she would be absolutely thrilled! So....I nominate Dawn!

Sherrill said...

If I win, I would LOVE for the book to go to my bud, Sheri. She has just recently received a stem cell transplant for myeloma and went home 2 weeks ago. She is SO DISAPPOINTED she can't come to guild Tues. cause she really wanted to see you and has instructed me to take LOTS of pix (which I promised to do). I sure hope she wins (and don't think she'll care one bit that the cover is imperfect!!). Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly said...

I would have to send it to my Mom - if she hasn't bought it already! She has made countless quilts for family, friends, friends of family, charities, and on and on. She is a big fan of yours - on my last visit, she showed me her "Bonnie books". Not only has she bought your books, she has lots of your free patterns printed and saved in notebooks. She shares her stash with me whenever I need inspiration or variety. She also lets me use her long-arm machine when I visit. The family isn't sure whether I fly 850 miles to see them or the quilter!

My mom is a wonderful person and a great quilting inspiration. It would be great to inspire her with your newest book!

Jeanne said...

I would give this book to my daughter-in-law
who has the most kindest heart and is learning to quilt. She would be thrilled to get this and it would be a great book for her to learn from. Thanks again for the giveaway.

QuiltingGrandma said...

I would like my friend Kris L. to receive your book. She is a friend for 40 some years, from high school. We've recently rediscovered each other through quilting, of all things! Kris is waiting with her husband Lenny for a new liver for Lenny, and I know scrap quilts will help her have the "therapy" and stress relief she needs for this time in their lie. Thank you so very much!

Tressa said...

I would send the book to my sister (in-law) who lives far from family and is the only other person in my family who doesn't think I'm crazy for taking fabric, cutting it in up in pieces and then sewing the pieces together again (although they all love the quilts I've made them). I think it would be a nice gift to give her because it's something we share.

Karin said...

I would choose my mom as she has a great stash of scraps from things she made when she was a kid and from when I was a kid (so scraps from the 40's-70's), and she never gets them out to make things with! I think something like this would be incentive to use some of those awesome vintage scraps! I gave her material to make a quilt for her birthday last year and she went totally out of her comfort zone and did a 'twister' quilt, which turned out fantastic!

Christy said...

My mother, of course. After all, she is the one who dragged me to quilt shops as a kid and when, after five or six years of being toted along, I saw a fabric I couldn't live without...well naturally, she bought it for me. She also helped me draft out a log cabin pattern and figure how much fabric I would need to make it. She is the one responsible and accountable for sharing with me what is now a passion for both of us. We now do annual shop hops together. The one year I couldn't be with her (I was teaching in Alaska and she was in New York), I called all the shops on the hop she would be visiting with another of our friends. I arranged to have a gift certificate waiting for her at each of the nine shops. At the last one (our favorite shop too), I called as she was there and told her I love her and couldn't wait to do the next one together.
My mom's name is Charlene and she is also my best friend.

Just in case my address isn't visible, it is clmulyca@gmail.com

Thanks for such a great give-away idea!
~Christy

db218004-37e2-11e0-af0e-000bcdcb2996 said...

Hmmm. I think I would give this book to my SIL who has been so kind to me the last several years and supported me through the death of my husband and mother. She is a quilter and we often get together and have quilting days and go fabric shopping. She has a huge stash and needs to get scrappy and use some of it up. Besides that, we can share the book!

Just Another Quilter said...

I would send one to my friend Valerie. She moved a few years ago. We were great quilting buddies and had lots of time together because our children with great friends too. Our birthdays are 1 day away. This would be a great book for her. She is very frugal and loves to quilt. I helped her get the quilting bug.

Katie said...

I would love for you to send this to my Great-Aunt Linda. She has been quilting, slowly for a long time and is making some beautiful things. She recently lost her husband and has a blog about her new life without him. http://sassymawmaw.blogspot.com/ She is the only family member of mine left who quilts. I think she would quilt more, but needs the right inspiration. Your book would be just the trick. By the way if all goes well we're planning on being a part of your retreat at hawk's nest next year. *hopefully.
Thanks for the giveaway a very "sweet" idea. =cD

karen said...

I have a very special friend, who lives in Washington state, ( I am in Oregon ).. She is so giving of her quilting time, as she long arms quilts for so many people. She has just " gifted" me a beautiful job of machine quilting on a quilt top for a baby boy who is most likely going to be sightless.. as it is, he can't see other than possibly shadow. He is 3 months old.. I made a quilt top, with sensory fabrics donated by other quilters all over the US, and Charisma wanted to take part, and offered to quilt it free of charge.. She is so giving to others, besides me, even in the busyness of raising 6 kids, and a husband.. She loves to quilt, and my wish is I would have as big of a heart as she has, and the talent to quilt beautifully, as she does,too.. I am gifted in her heart to bless others, and would love to see her recieve this perfectly "imperfect" quilt book.

Ariane said...

I would pick my wonderful sister Michele!! She is the one that inspired me to quilt. She is a green crafter extraordinaire. She made quilts from recycled fabric! They were so gorgeous!! I wanted to make quilts too! Now I am totally addicted to it. She continues to inspire me everyday with all her green crafts! I think this would be the most wonderful gift for her, especially since her birthday is coming up on March 2nd. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!!

stitchinpenny said...

I would like you to send the book to Elizabeth at http://sandandsunshine.blogspot.com because she is a friend who hasn't always had the best of luck in life, but instead of dwelling on the bad things she loves her family, creates quilts from her heart and enjoys what she has in life. That is what makes her special. Even though she is only a blog friend and we have never met fac-to-face I like her alot.

daisymum7 said...

Hi Bonnie

I would like the book to go to my sister Regan she is an amazing person who spends a lot of her time doing things for her family and for her community. She is nine years older than me and has always been the go to person in our family. She took on most of the care of our mother when she had alzhiemers and now she is looking after her mother in law. Our "friendship" is a new found thing - she is my only sister so we always had that but through quilting we have become friends as well. Daisymum

Tiffany said...

I have an awesome friend named Gina who re-started quilting last year and inspired me to do the same. I have definitely surpassed her in quantity... but she can hand quilt so that totally kicks my behind :) She is super crafty and makes other fun things likes pillow cases and terrariums as gifts for us lucky friends... would love to win this for her and have visiting rights to it as well :) I think with some more inspiration through fun books, I could get her quilting along side me more for sure!

Jo said...

I want to send one to my daughter Kelli. She just finished college and is working SO hard to pay back her student loans. She got a job she loves and we are SO proud of her. Trying to find money to manage it all and quilt is going to be hard. (We all know quilting isn't a cheap hobby) Seeing the STUNNING quilts in your new book and seeing that they can be made out of shirts is just what she needs. (Actually this request is completely shelfish...I'm afraid she is going to steal my copy.)

Vicki said...

Oh, I know EXACTLY who I would give this to: my dear friend, Margy in Australia. (and I will be happy to pay for the postage!) She is the one who first told me about you! She has all your books, except I know she doesn't have this newest one, and she would love it and give it a good home no matter what! She has been making your Roll Roll, Cotton Boll Mystery, and I'm getting ready to send some fabric to her to be used in your Texas Braid. We've swapped fabric for years now! She would love, love, love to get this book!! Thank you so much for the chance to send it to her!

Tricia said...

Bonnie,
I love hearing about your adventures! Sounds like so much fun actually. I would pick my neighbor Natalie...she is probably about 15 years my younger. She has two little boys the same age as my oldest two grandchildren. She moved here by me a year ago and I call her our ray of sunshine! She is enthusiastic and cheerful and a great listener. She moved here and wanted to learn how to quilt, she is so good at it! I guess I must be a great teacher because I feel like my student excels me ;)! She is even coming over now and quilting her own quilts on my short arm set up! It is so much fun to watch her grow in this hobby/way of life as she passes on her projects to those she loves most!
Tricia
PS and she is currently working on your crayonbox design for quilts for her two little guys!

Pam said...

Hello,
I would like you to send the book to my daughter Sarah. She has been wanting to learn how to quilt but doesn't feel that she can afford the hobby. What a wonderful gift your book would be for her, to get her started with found scraps.

I am Just One Mom said...

Stacy is as creative an individual as I have ever met. She takes a single idea and fly. She will use your book to produce beauty. It will not sit unfulfilled on a shelf. She will use it and then she will teach others what she has learned from your example. Your book will have life in Stacy's able hands and ample heart.

KaHolly said...

Oh, what fun that your coming to TX. I used to live up that way! Hope the weather is nice for you. If my name was picked, I would have you send it to my dear friend, Sandy, in Providence, RI. Although I moved away, she makes such effort to keep in touch with me and sends me fun fabric and makes me kits to keep me busy. She would love a copy of your book. This is a wonderful idea, Bonnie!! Sounds just like you! Have fun in N. Texas!~karen

Deb said...

I would have to nominate my friend Amy. She's an avid quilter who has embraced your "leaders and enders" habit. She makes so many quilts for people and never expects anything in return. She is truly deserving of such a wonderful book and would be thrilled to receive it from you.

Terry said...

I introduced my friend Holly to Bonnie via the RRCB Mystery Quilt. She did a great job on that her's. I would love to send her Bonnie's book, not quite perfect cover and all!

Leeanne said...

Well I would put my friend Raewyn in for your fabulous book as she has a scrappy mind (in a good way of course!) She has had a rough year last year with some more bumps to come.It would be nice for her to have treat.

paulette said...

I would love for my friend Claire to win this book! She is the one who turned me on to Wool applique! She is a gorgeous quilter and would love to own your book and would put it to good use! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

KrisC said...

My wonderful niece, Lisa, would love this book. She is a newbie quilter and should learn about scraps at the beginning! She loves to learn new things, and would certainly devour the information in this book. It is a joy to mentor her and watch her discover new things. Thanks!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Thanks for the opportunity to give my mom something special. Her name is Clarel. She and I spend a lot of time together with our quilting hobby. There isn't a day goes by that we don't update each other on our daily quilting progress (usually by e-mail). My mom just turned 80 in January and she still loves to sew and I'm sure always will. She enjoyed following my progress on RRCB and printed out the instructions hoping to start it herself one day. Thanks Bonnie for the great give aways and as always for the great patterns and information.

Marge said...

I would like to send my winning book to Debbie Schmidt. she is a member of my quilt guild and shares her scrappy patterns with us all. Debbie is a true Bonnie Hunter fan, owns your other books and is a caring delightful person and I know she would treasure the book.
Thanks for the give-away, very generous.
Marge

Jackie said...

Nominating my Mom - she's almost 84 and is a wonderful, busy quilter. She heard you when you were in TX last Fall, in Harlingen I think, or maybe McAllen? Anyway, she bought your first book and has been sewing scraps together like a maniac!! She would make great use of the new book (and I'm sure she'd let me peek at it too!)

Jolee said...

My mom would love it. She's always struggling with ways to finish her quilts. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

phigginb said...

great idea. I would nominate one of my best friends, Karen. She is responsible for re-introducing me back into sewing. I have sewed since I was in high school but work, family, etc had taken me away from it. She is very supportive and always interested in what I am doing. She participates in a Church supported mission making blankets for the Linus project. She is just an all around great friend and just want her to know I value her friendship!

Colleen said...

I would send it to my new friend in Texas Lana (http://itseamstobesew.blogspot.com). She is so sweet, always concerned with the welfare of others. She created an incredible block for me that so fit my personality and likes. She is a mom who works hard for her family and has a strong faith in God. She has so inspired me!

ladybug said...

I would have you send it to my mommy. She's amazing. I love spending time with her and learning from her! And even though she's been on quilt retreat all week far far away from me (yep - she left me behind!) I would still give it to her!

Chris said...

I'd love to win this for my mother - she's the queen of "make it do, use it up, wear it out".
Thank you for your generosity!

swooze said...

I would have to pick my mother. She is a 2 - 3 year old quilter and is now interested in what to do with the scraps that are piling up. I inspired her to start quilting after she watched me quilt since 1989!

WoolenSails said...

I love this idea and would be fun to surprise a friend this way.
I would give it to my online friend Mary from Quilt Hollow who sent me a little present this year, just to make me feel better, when I was sick.

Debbie

StacieJayne said...

I would give this to my dear friend, Jody, who is a FABULOUS woman!! She's a single mom working to raise 4 beautiful children to the Lord. She has come up against hardship after hardship and STILL manages to try to find joy in her life!! She's an amazingly strong woman, and I don't know what I would do without her examples of faith, prayer, and motherhood!! She teaches me every DAY how to be a better person. And she's also one who got me started back into sewing. It's a passion of hers, and she does what she can with her limited resources, to make things of beauty. She is SO DESERVING of this book, and would absolutely LOVE it!!

Pat said...

I would want it to go to my very good friend, also named Pat, who is an amazing friend. She accepts me as I am, flaws and all. She always makes me smile and we have a pact of what is said in the car, stays in the car, just like Vegas. She is a fabulous stitcher, who has a great eye for color and design. She is a giver of time and attention to all in need.

Me and My Stitches said...

I would pick Aunt Nancy - if you have ever read my blog, you will understand why! She spoils me, so I would like to pay her back!

bertiequilts said...

Well, I do have a friend who would love to win this book; actually I have several friends who would love to win this book but as I was reading all the entries, I realized that there are a lot of nominations to receive this book who really should win it so I just want to say that this was a fabulous idea of yours to do and maybe next time I will enter to win.

regan said...

I would want this book to go to my bud, Brenda. She has started the process of managing her stash, and has been cutting strips and squares like crazy. She has just about finished her fabric, and will soon start on her mother's stash that she inherited when her mom passed away last year. She is so happy to be getting it all under control, and I think she could really use your book to start sewing up a storm!

She's also the one that is joining me on your August cruise.....we can't wait to finally meet you!

Phyllis said...

I would love to have you send this book to my mother. She taught me to sew at a young age and it is a hobby that I really enjoy. When I married at the age of 20 she sent me off with a supply of quilts and comforters to set up housekeeping with. That was 25 years ago and some of those quilts are still in use today. I know she would enjoy this book!

Joanne said...

Hi Bonnie,
I would like to nominate my older sister Pat to receive a copy of your book. Pat has been sewing for most of her life and she made lots of quilts a long time ago. As a matter of fact, she made me a quilt for my high school graduation and that quilt was with me all through college and for many years after. (I think Pat made quilts for most of our 10 brothers and sisters many years ago.) I've always loved quilts but never made my own until about 15 years ago. Pat's quilt was my inspiration! It was well-used and loved and in desperate need of repair and/or replacing. During her recent unemployment, Pat was bitten by the quilting bug again and I'm thrilled. Quilting sure does help me when I'm feeling down! This past Christmas, I issued a challenge to Pat, her daughter and two daughter-in-laws. I sent one yard of the same fabric to each of them and challenged them to add to it and CREATE! I can't wait to see what they come up with and I know that Pat could certainly use your book as inspiration. Thanks Bonnie for all you do for us out here in blogland! Happy Valentine's Day.

Betty said...

I think this is a great idea! I would want my friend Dortha to receive the book. Scrap quilts are her favorite. She invited me to my first quilt show, and the first time I attended the Paducah quilt show was with her. Her hubby even drove us from Alabama to Houston for Quilt Festival, bless his heart! She is a dedicated, kindhearted RN who works very hard and still finds time to sew. And I have no doubt she would be nice enough to let me spend some quality time with her book!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

If you chose my name, I would have to pick my Mum as the book owner. She is not only my Mum but my best friend! She started sewing the year she was married and she made all my clothes and school uniforms, halloween costumes, prom dress and much more. She instilled in me my love of sewing. She is now a quilter herself and finds her sewing a great form of therapy.

She has been an amazing help to me this past year after my son was born (almost ten months ago). I got very very sick and was hospitalized for a while. I had a very long recovery time. In that time, she helped with Trevor (my partner and baby's dad) with raising my boy and taking care of his every need, as well as keeping my house cleaned up and organized and laundry washed and meals made.

Now that I am feeling better (although still recovering), it is now my turn to pay back the favour. She had foot surgery 2 weeks ago and is now laid up for the next 6 weeks. I've been shoveling out her driveway of the countless number of snowstorms in that time and taking care of her.

I would love for her to win this book!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Kasey said...

I would have to give it to my Momma. She's everything to me. And she's been through so much in the last 10 years... we're getting ready to spread my dad in the gulf, so I've been trying extra hard to keep her cheery (I'm driving 1.5 hours tomorrow just to give her a hug tomorrow and help her with some crafting and quilting). She's the best mom. I might be biased. :)

GeeMa said...

I would like my BFF (best fabric friend), Pam, to receive the book. I just received my book on Friday and spent the weekend pouring over the beautiful patterns. Pam would love them. Pam is a co-worker who has helped me through many troubled times. Her husband lost his job two years ago and is still out of work. Pam is the sole bread winner in their family and would be most appreciative of the gift.

Diana said...

I would love for my friend Cat to get this book. She discovered leaders and enders and was thrill to piece a second quilt while working on others. She is retired and sews almost every day. She makes LOTS of quilts and I know she doesn't have this book. She would be thrilled to get it. Thanks for all you do Bonnie.

Deanna said...

My friend Mary sews and sews, mostly for other people. She is very generous with her time and talents and has A LOT of scraps that she would combine with this book to make yet more lovely things for people. I know it would be put to good use if it went to her.

Cheryl U said...

I would give it to my new friend Linda who I have turned into a quiltaholic!! I took her to her first quilt show on Friday and she is so excited - even lent her your two other books I have so she could get even more ideas!! This would be a great present for her.

JoAnne said...

If I win I would give it to my quilting buddy, Sherrill, who you'll meet next week when we take your workshop on Wed. in Keller, TX. We can't wait!

beth said...

I would love to give your book to a new quilter, my friend, Jenn. She is fairly new to quilting and I'm having so much fun sharing MY love for quilting with her!

Wendy said...

I would love for my MIL Laura to receive this book. Not everyone can say that they are blessed by such a kind and generous woman for their Mother-in-law, but I'm happy to do so. She seems to make so many beautiful quilts for family, friends and charities ... and never seems to get around to making one for herself. She has turned me into a quilter and what a great thing to share! Maybe with the techniques you will teach here, she'd find a beautiful quilt of her very own ready before you know it. She deserves that... and you could save the postage and give it to her in Fort Worth at the Trinity Valley Quilt Guild meeting at the end of the week. Can't wait to meet you.

Marj said...

I would want to give a copy of your latest book to my friend Connie. She has a very hard time doing anything scrappy and I hope your book would inspire her.

Tiff Blakey said...

I'd like to nominate my friend Becky. She, and her husband, went above and beyond for us last year when my son died. She made freezer meals for those days I just didn't feel like cooking, picked up snacks at Costco for when my house was full of family, her husband came over on his day off and fixed my computer last minute, and they made sure to keep us busy when all the family went home.

Carla said...

As I read this post I thought, "Oh, I would so have this book sent to Marilyn. I should post a comment." Of course when you select to post a comment you get to read others comments too. Low and behold there is Marilyn's comment picking me. I swear this wasn't rigged...even though we really are partners in crime. Marilyn and I cut fabric for Binky Patrol today, then I ran home to guests at the house and a fun evening of square dancing. Didn't even know about this post until now.

I pick Marilyn because she opened my eyes to scrappy quilting, constantly sending emails and posting on her blog the quick and easy ways to use up all the scraps leftover in my closet from sewing for my girls when they were younger, to make quilts for kids in crisis. And she introduced me to blogs, especially your blog Bonnie. Thank you Marilyn and Bonnie. My life is more fulfilling while I'm quilting!

GeeGee said...

I would like to win this for my senior citizen quilt group which meets once a week at my church. We are always looking for patterns to use our scraps and recycled clothing. Happy Valentines Day to you and yours!!!!

Martina said...

What a lovely idea! I would love to win this great book for my blogfriend Jutta! Without her I would never have started my own blog and have so much fun meeting all those great ladies and learning so much about patchwork and quilting!
Happy valentines day to you!

Jody said...

What a great idea for a give away! I would like to give this book to my friend Becca who wouldn't make me a quilt for my bed, but taught me to quilt instead. (She just wanted a fellow addict to play with!!)
Happy Valentines Day!

chook said...

oh Bonnie I would love for you to send your amazing book to my birth mother Mary we have only known each other for 14 amazing years and she is a new quilter I dont live close to her so we spend a lot of time on the phone and email .I often get calls about how to do something quilty and it is soo nice to see her progress on her blog http://scottishnanna.blogspot.com
thank you for the chance to give her a very special quilty gift
hugs Beth

bethstrand said...

I would have you send this book to my friend and fellow quilter, Donna. She's had a really rough couple of years including losing her home, financial problems and unemployment followed by an agressive lymphoma which responded well to chemo only to discover afterwards that she had breast cancer! Now, she's finished with radiation and the numbness in her hands is going away and she's ready willing and able to sew again! I think your book would make a fabulous surprise for her!

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isa13 said...

I like your idea of special giveaway. This book would be perfect for a friend of mine who lives very fare away from me, in Oswego Illinois. I never met her, except by mail, we have exchanged siggies and some other things. Your book would be a fun way to surprise her and send her my frindship. Her name is Mary.
Have a nice quilting day .

Lisa said...

I would pick my MOM. She has a ton of fabric and is always looking for a scrap quilt to make. After she finishes a quilt she says it didn't even make a dent in her stash. Sound familiar? She lives in WA and I'm in AK.

Kaelyn said...

My best friend Lydnsey. I got her quilting about 6 months ago and I know she would love the opportunity to enlarge her library of quilting books. (Plus I know I can talk her into letting me borrow it!)

Laurie in Maine said...

My daughter Sara is a brand new quilter. She moved to MN last year and gifted herself a sewing machine (nicer than moms!) as a college grad. She eyed several of my quilt books when she was home for Christmas...time to grow her own library of quilt books!

coconblanc said...

What a nice idea to make this giveaway present on Valentine's day. I would give the book to my quilt and sewing friend Barbara which I met only 4 month ago and who lives only 500 metres from my home. Isn't it strange not to know from each other? Now we organized a new quilt group in our town, the first "sewing together" day will be next Saturday. We are so happy to have met us and to be on the same wavelength.
Kind regards from Germany
Gabi

Tiziana said...

I would like to give this book to my mother... She always worked far from home, and didn'have any time to sew...but she LOVES quilts and now she's retired, she would appreciate it!
Thank you again for the chance and happy Valentine's day!! Tiziana

Irene Onderweegs said...

Just to tell you that I want that special one for my MOM! She won't mind the back ;^}. Just because she will have her birthday in a month, and I don't want to inherit her stash!
As a matter of fact, I use to give her as birthday present workshops for that same reason: last Wednesday a month in advance there was a nice workshop at The Sampler we both enjoyed,and uhm.... her colors are not mine LOL.
Have a nice time traveling!
Irene from Amsterdam

Shelia said...

Bonnie,
Happy Valentines Day! I would pick my Mom. She will be turning 75 next Saturday. She and I have been able to spend the last few years sharing the passion of quilting. We have attended retreats together, spend free time sewing together and of course shopping for fabric. Although her arthritis does not allow her to quilt anymore she does the piecing and I quilt her quilts for her. It gives us a lot of special time together....which is precious. I would love for her to receive your new book as a special Valentines/Birthday surprise. Thanks for your awesome site which gives us all so much inspiration.
Shelia

Tazzie said...

Hey there Bonnie hon
I feel quite sure that my dear sweet friend Linda in CA would love your book. She and I have been friends since'97 when we worked on our DJ quilts together. When I visited the US in 2000 she came to meet me in Anaheim, and we've been in constant touch ever since. I just love her to bits, and we have such similar taste in fabrics and quilts that sometimes it's hard to tell our work apart.
Happy Valentines Day to you Bonnie hon, I hope you have an entirely wonderful day!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Bea said...

Hi Bonnie!
What a wonderful Idea!
My first thoughts immediately went to my friend Martina. She is a wonderful person. Always there for me, listens to my concerns and supports and helps where she can. Just a real friend.
And she is a quilter....of course!
Happy quilting
Bea

Carla said...

I have this friend-Suzete-she is a neonatologist as I am and she quilts for 16 years now. She is on radiotherapy for breast cancer(good prognosis,thanks God)and she does small quilts to HIV exposed children.
Thanks for your diary posts here, this is the first page I access every day!
Hugs
Carla Fraga
Brasil

bairdmtn said...

My friend Nancy has just begun quilting and has become addicted! I believe your book would enable her addiction and take her further down the path! Of course, the more addicted she becomes, the more quilting activities I will be able to go to!! (ha ha!) Seriously, Nancy gives SO much of herself to her friends, family, church and school that she barely has time for herself! I can't think of a more deserving person to receive your book!

Beth in TN said...

I would have you send it to my friend Denise who has a birthday this month! She doesn't seem to get enough time to do all the stitching she'd like. I'll bet your book would inspire her to get sewing.

Sharon said...

Well Bonnie Happy Valenin's Day to u and your family. I think my sister is very deserving of this book. She tries to quilt off and on but has very little time to do it. She takes care of my Mom and works and there is no tiem in between to even think about it unless I sit her down and say ok this is what we are going to do. So I would love for her to have it...Thanks so much this was a wonderful idea.

Dru said...

I would like the book to go to my sister. Even though we live 300 miles apart, she comes to visit twice a year, so I know we can share the book sometimes! I began quilting before she did, but she's made more quilts thus needing this book to use her scraps. Thanks!

Janice said...

I would send this to my friend Gay Lynn, who is my quilting "mentor". She is so passionate about quilting and has been an inspiration to me. She told me about your website and blog. She is such a generous person and I know she would share this book with our quilting group!

Trudi said...

I love how Valentines is celebrated so very differently in the US compared to the UK. Happy Valentines to you Bonnie! I'd love you to send an 'Ooops' copy to my very dear freind Jean, who, although my mothers age, is full of fun and frolic for life and quilting! What a wonderful way to celebrate freindship!

ana s. said...

I would nominate my friend, Kathy S. She and I met last year and it is like we are long lost sisters. She is taking off this year to work on her health and will be making charity quilts as recreation. She is a good influence.

Dreamquilter Elke said...

Hello Bonnie,
Happy valentine`s day for you Bonnie and for you Betty.
My first patchwork teacher Betty like scrapquilt and special your quilts. She makes many quilts for charity. She show me many tricks and how patchwork is going on. Always she said, you can take this and when I ask for the price, she said it is for free (fabric, little present)and the time she had for me it`s free too. I think I had two grandma´s, she is my patchwork grandma and I hope I can win this book for her.
Elke L.

Joanne said...

Happy Valentines day to you♥
I would send the book to my mother - who taught me to sew and now I am helping her learn to quilt.
Thanks!♥

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Would love to enter your give away!
And Happy Valentines Day to you :o)
Hugs from the cold North,
Laila

Kris said...

I would send it to my mother-in-law. She is my quilting buddy and is recovering from a hip replacement. This would make her day!

tncottagequilter said...

I would send the book to Ila Migut, a fellow quilter on the Quiltville chat list. She is the kindest, most helpful person I know. She always jumps in to answer questions, is so helpful, and has just gone out of her way for me, even sending me fabric when I complimented her on her Carolina Christmas. Although we have never "officially" met, I consider her a friend and I would love to do something nice for her.

Jill said...

I would have you send the book to my sister, Gina. We both love your books, have taken a workshop from you..together, go on quilt retreats together and just enjoy talking quilts and fabric. I enjoy this time we share together. It would be great to send her a special Valentine gift from you!

Sherri said...

My dear, dear friend Sharon has been with me throughout the course of most of my quilting journey. She, a seasoned quilter, invited me to join a group of her quilting buddies on a quilt camp retreat about 8 or 9 years ago. There I became part of their inner circle and have attended every camp they have had since, which has been a semi-annual event. Sharon has taught me many things about quilting and about life. I am a perfectionist which sometimes overshadows the joy of the process. Sharon has taught me to just let it happen. She is beautiful on the inside and outside. I don't know what I would do without her in my life.

Maggie Szafranski said...

I would love to give this to my friend, Bev! She loves scrappy quilts, but has a hard time letting serendipity take over!

Mommarock said...

Okay, you are gonna make me cry now. I would like my book, if I won, to go to Madamme Samm. Of Stash Manicure and Sew I Quilt.. She did a Blog Makeover for me, and I have wanted to do something nice for her in return, but I havn't finished my project yet.. it isn't good enuf. My quilting skills aren't up to par yet. I would really like something to say "thank you" other than saying "thank you".

Lauren H said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, too, Bonnie! I had just been thinking about how much fun this holiday was when I was at the age to decorate the white paper bag or shoebox for the exchange of cards at school . . . and then I read your post! I hope everyone has those happy childhood memories!

As for the giveaway, if you draw my name, I would have you give the book to my dear friend. Judy. I met her 4 years ago (or is it 5?) at the organizing meeting for our local quilt guild. She is a prolific quilter, and you will meet her soon in your Cathedral Windows class at Pigeon Forge! Since meeting, we have become fast friends and she has become a source of advice and encouragement to me in my quilting and in caring for my father who suffers from AD (as her mother did). She also serves as my personal shopper for all things quilty when I am unable to get out to the quilt store. :-)

farmhousequilter8 said...

I would love to have this for my friend, Debbie. We are making Roll roll and love the phonebook pages. I know she would love the book.
Happy Valentines Day.
Paula

ga447 said...

I would give this book to Debbie, she is my quilt mentor. She works very very hard and when she saves some of her earnings she will buy fabric and a quilting book. Money does not come easy to her. Her quilts are done with heart and soul and she gives them to charity. I always surprise her with a fat quarter, she will get one today.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I would gift a book to Ann, if I won. Ann was my very first quilt teacher; she started me on this journey of a lifetime... the ripple effects will continue for generations. She is a treasured friend who would appreciate a book in less than pristine condition, she is a gracious woman with a huge heart!

Carol Sc said...

Do you remember my friend, Ruby --- who couldn't come to your workshop, because she was cooking for a neighbor's funeral? I'd love to gift her with your book --- she is generous beyond a fault---always willing to help others and always ready with a hug. Happy Valentine's Day.
quiltschon@att.net

Sarah said...

I would give this book to Barb. She is a scrap quilt queen. She scours thrift stores for shirts and jeans to make scrap quilts. My daughters have benefitted from her stash. Barb spent a large part of a guild quilting day helping my girls plan and start rag quilts. She had everything cut out and ready to go for them. Barb is also super generous with helping out with guild functions. She is always chipper and cheerful. Barb has a heart of gold, and I really, really hope she wins this book.

Stray Stitches said...

I have made a very special blogging friend that I would love to have you send the book to. Leona is a wonderful gal that is in the process of moving so that she can help care for her sister that is fighting another round of cancer. Leona is a single mom with one son still at home. She is one of the most kind hearted people I know.

Sarah N. said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! I would like the book to go to my sweet friend Nina. She had the patience to teach me how to quilt eleven years ago. She has an amazing sense of color and can combine fabrics in the most gorgeous ways. She is also a dear friend. For four years, I was blessed to live 15 minutes away from her but for the past 7 years I have lived 12 hours away from her. I will always be thankful that she taught me how to quilt, but more importantly that she is my friend!

Linda said...

I would love to win this book for my sister, Mary. Mary has lots and lots of scraps, but she rarely uses them. She really needs to have a copy of your newest book with all its wonderful quilts to inspire her.
Linda in Southern Illinois
lequilts.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

I'd love to give this to my daughter - she is the QUEEN of reuse/recycle/repurpose and would absolutely love this book!

Terry@quilt-nut said...

I would like to win this book to give to my very best friend Vanessa. We became friends a couple of months after my mother died of lung cancer and I began teaching her how to quilt. Through this process I healed. She is more than just a quilting partner. She is always there for me spiritually. I can call her and talk about anything. I would love it if she won this book. I would have sharing rights, of course. Thanks, Terry

Laura said...

I would give this book to my friend Brenda. She is a mom of 6(ages 22-9) and has been my friend for over 20 years. She is a nurse who works part time and quilts the other part of the time. She is generous with her quilts and gives most of them away to family and friends. And she has buckets of scraps.

~Joan said...

I'd like you to send it to my daughter, Emily, who you met in Pickens, SC at the quilt show there...remember Cookie Barre?? Hahaha, hohoho...

qltmom9 said...

My Mary, sweet dd, would delight in this book. She's the oldest dd at home still and she often makes it so I can quilt by cooking supper and helping the little ones, but she quilts when she can on her little featherweight, and she LOVES my Bonnie-inspired quilts. She'd love it if I won for her, and she deserves it.
Thank you for the chance.

Lucy~

DianneB said...

Dear Bonnie,
Thank you so much for your offer. I would LOVE for this book to be sent to my good friend/ second Mom - Karen. She is retiring this month and has been my quilting buddy since I started 8 years ago.
Just the last 6 months she's started to like "scrappy" quilts. She previously only color matched everything. I think your book is the perfect way for her to join the world of scrap quilts. And now she'll have the time to sew!!
Happy Valentines Day to you and yours.
Dianne

debbie said...

I would send it to my friend Kerry in KY. Unfortunately she does not live close at all,maybe 12 hrs. away,but that's ok. It gives me an excelent reason to visit.

If I don't win I'll be ordering 3, one for sister Gracie, Kerry and myself!

LOL Love your hearts!

Heather said...

Oh, I'd love if you would give this to my dear cousin Kari. She's the one that told me about your site! We've been best friends since 1st grade, and she is always there with a listening ear and makes me smile. We've started quilting for different reasons, but love to talk about our current projects together!
Heather

krisgray said...

I would have it sent to my friend Charla who always talks about making a scrap quilt. She always picks up the scraps that our LQS puts in the trash! She's tons of fun to be around and always keeps us in stitches at our Saturday night sew downs at the shop.

di said...

Happy Valentine's Day Bonnie! If you pull my name I would love for you to send the book to my dear friend Sue! She was supposed to come from TX to Lafayette for the Texas Braid workshop and wasn't able to make it. This would be a real treat for her!..... I really hope she can make one of your programs this week while you are in north Texas!!!

Jess said...

My MIL Beverly is such a sweet woman who is practically homebound caring for my disabled FIL. She's a wonderful wife, mother and MIL, and is the best grandma our son could ever hope for. She loves all things quilty and I KNOW she'd love this. Thanks for the opportunity to win! :-)

Mama Koch said...

I can't wait till next weekend in Denton!!

I'd give the book to my quilting buddy DIL, Janice. She's my biggest cheerleader and is keeping the quilting tradition alive in our family!
Saska

Happy Valentines!

kynomi said...

I would choose my daughter-in-law. She is a new quilter and would enjoy the book very much. Sadly, she tends to be matchy-matchy, so your book might help get her out of that mode, LOL.

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Shirley said...

My best friend and daughter who is now learning to piece and quilt. She is expecting her second grandchild and got so jealous at the shower for the first one that she decided that she also would make the baby a quilt. She made the label first and it said every stitch made with love grandma. So I made her do every cut and every stitch. When it came to quilt it I showed her how to load it and quilt it with the longarm she about flipped out and started to complain I said "every stitch" and she did it. If your still reading see pictures here. http://comfortquilts.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html Shirley

Lois Arnold said...

I would love to have you send your book to Joyce. She would know why the back is damaged because she follows your blog, has done at least one of your Christmas mysteries and does only scrap quilts. She would adore having your book and she would give me visiting rights!

Mama Spark said...

My BFF and I just met 2 years ago and it is like meeting the sister God didn't give to me. She is a real gem! I have just got her thrifting and beginning to use the leader/ender system too. I would LOVE to be able to send her a copy of your book. She always does so much for me and hardly ever lets me do in return this would be just perfect. Thanks for your generosity,Bonnie!!

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

Happy V-Day Bonnie and thanks for such a generous give-away. I don't have anyone to gift your book because I'm a "renegade quilter". I don't belong to a guild or group and have no other friends or family members who quilt, lol so I'm not elegible for this drawing but I did want to say that I loved the conversational hearts website and used it to generate an Avon 2-day walk heart to post on my FB page.

Gail :)

Cathy Kieser said...

Dear Bonnie, I would love to send a book to a person who introduced me to your website. If she did not tell me about you, I dont know how long it would be before I would have found out all about you. Even though she does NOT consider me a friend anymore, I think she would really love one of your books. Her name is Ellen, and I would love to tell her that the book is "imperfect" just like ALL of us. I love her and pray for her A LOT. Thanks for doing this Bonnie, and I really hope Ellen can get a book. I dont even know if she already has one. If she does, I know she has OTHER friends to give it to.

Miss Carol said...

My choice in Pam! Pam is retired teacher who is now a student of Quiltville!! Since I had your first book (after coming back from Hawk's Nest (Nov 2009)), I gave Pam the handouts. I am in the process of quilting her West Virginia Back Roads quilt. It is truly amazing. You have inspired Pam to use what is in her stash and the quilts she has produced are beautiful. She has broken free of the box, and lets her creativity run wild. I don't feel so alone in making scrappy quilt since Pam joined the madness!! Thank you for all you do to inspire us.

scout said...

Happy Valentines Day!! I would love you to send this book to my daughter, Amy. She's a great friend and always looking for ways to have fun with her quilting friends. She has a very high stress job and quilting is a good stress-free hobby that she so enjoys. Thanks for offering this on such a happy day.

ajsgramie said...

This is an easy one. I would give the book to my sister in Texas. She wouldn't care that the book was a little off as she doesn't care that I'm a lot off. Even though she's across the country she still is my best friend. It is because of her that I quilt. She is always offering encouragement and knows when I'm down by sending me little gifts. This would be a great gift for a loving sister, mother and grandmother.
Sue

Diane said...

Happy Valentines Day to you, Bonnie! I too remember making doily hearts and construction paper envelopes. Those are fun memories.

What a FABULOUS idea for Valentines Day! My sister Jeri is just starting to quilt again and I know she would really enjoy all the beautiful patterns in your book. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, and is (in my opinion) the kindest and most loving person on this earth. It would be great if she won this gift from you. But if not, then whoever gets it will surely enjoy it!

Thanks for being so giving and truly showing love on this day.

Diane Durrant

Jantine said...

Hard to choose! But I would love to send this quilt to my friend Sandra. She started a quilt shop about 1,5 years ago, is working very hard and deserves a treat. I know she loves your quilts and always can use some inspiration. We did sew some of your quilts together!

qwiltnrun said...

I'd love to give this book to my husband - he is my BEST friend and quilting advisor - who waits patiently while I cruise the quilt stores and helps me pick out fabric!

Julie said...

My friend Viola is whom I want to receive this book. She makes quilts for women and children in shelters, dresses for African girls, baby quilts for the hospitals as well as volunteering to help at shelters, meal serving. If she hears of a need, she is there to help. She deserves this book - and she is the person who introduced me to your website!

Judy in Michigan said...

I'd like to send this book to my cousin Denise. She's about 10 years younger than I and has recently started quilting. She is soaking up every part of quilting and is a wonderful student. We've had some fun sessions together. She would love to do this type of wonky, scrappy art. Thanks.

marla.mcmahan said...

I would give the book to my good friend Sharon. She is fairly new to quilting and it has been such fun sharing with her all the joys of quilting. She and I attend a Block of the Month together and it has been such fun knowing we have a day each month that we get to spend together talking quilting and going to lunch after our meeting. Thanks for the great giveaway!

betty said...

Bonnie, you brought back so long ago memories, making Valentine boxes from shoe boxes, and Kleenex boxes. The students in the class would always try to be the winner for the best decorated.
I would like for my DD Sandi to receive this great gift. She does so much for so many people and organizations. She always finds time to help and do for others, not a selfish bone in her body. It would be nice to do something for her.
Thanks and have a great day filled with stitches.

kwiltnkats said...

Happy Valentine's Day Bonnie. How are you possibly going to decide? I started reading all the stories and felt so good. I looked up from what I was writing and saw "for my DD Sandi" and thought it odd until I saw that it was ME the comment was being posted about. The gift if selected needs to go to my Mom (Betty). She wouldn't say it about herself, but she has the most generous soul and I've been blessed that she's passed it on to me. bettysewnsew@aol.com

Girltwin64 said...

Bonnie, I would absolutely love you to send this to my sister Shannon it would be the best surprise ever! She has had it rough lately and has been depressed. When your first book came out she sent me a copy and then in return with book number 2 I did the same thing to her. This would be perfect to beat her to it this year!!! We live in different states and have been working on the RRCB together each step at a time. I picked this one to do she gets to pick the next one of your quilts we make together! You are kind of our other sister and challenge us! We used to communicate via webcam but neither one has one hooked up anymore so we talk on the phone more than sew these days! LOL we really need to get them hooked back up though. You are the best person ever to add in our tiny circle of sisterhood to keep us motivated! I just know this would cheer her up most of all!

Sheryl said...

Bonnie, I'd like you to send your book to my internet forum friends, Sally R., in Texas. Sally recently went through a very stressful period when someone very dear to her went through a long period of dialysis and then died, but she has channeled her grief into positive things. She has been teaching the wife of another dialysis patient how to quilt, and I think your patterns and methods would be a lot of fun for both of them.

Jean said...

WoW! Happy Valentines Day! I'm with you... I can remember when it was sooo much fun to give and receive valentines and to make up a little decorated receptical... each one different and fun! What's not to like? My friend Karma is a wonder... let's just say there are about 20 years difference in our ages but she is rareing to go when it comes to quilting! We get together to make quilts for our Churches Humanitarian relief. These quilts of course are given to people here in the states and all over the world.
We do the best we can in making as many quilts as we can... she has been a big influence on me as far as quilting goes. She is the exacting one and has also gotten so many people in our area interested in quilting. Including some of the children of our area. She has soo much to teach and I have soooo much to learn. It's great spending time with her and this is why I would love for her to have your book. To be honest we would probably have to take the pages out so that we could enlarge them... Karma doesn't see really well, so she does the best she can. Which is truelly the best! Thank you

Bonnie said...

I would really like to give this book to my husband. He is truly wonderful when it come to quilting. He cuts all of my fabric, helps pick out what looks good with what and has made a denim quilt out of all of the old jeans in the house. He bought me a "new" 1936 Singer sewing machine last spring and has done all of his sewing on it. Now he says that he wants to cut up all of the small pieces of fabric that are in boxes so they will be easier to use. I know he would find your book very helpful. Thanks for such a unique giveaway. browne426@hotmail.com

Chris said...

I'd love to win this for my quilting friend, Patti. She doesn't see the beauty in scraps. This should get her on the "right" path.

Kim said...

Oh I pick my friend Debby....she would love the book but wouldn't treat herself. We make quilts together for QOV, she is a terrific machine quilter.

Thanks so much for the chance to give her this book for free :0)

Happy Valentines Day!
and Happy Sewing

Debbie J said...

My Blogger friend,Penny (Little PenPen) also a North Carolian, is my quilting kindred spirit. She has sent me books about quilting and I would love to return the favor. We both like to shop at thrift shops and Good will, so a little torn cover won't bother us at all. Its the inside of the book that counts. Thanks Bonnie.

Jeane said...

I would love to give this book to my daughter Sandra. She is just getting real interested in quilting and this book would be great inspiration and I could certainly share my scraps with her.

Steel Scraps said...

I would like to win the book for my daughter. She does not quilt but loves every scrap quilt I make. When she finally has time to try making her own, your book would be a perfect match for her tastes.

Diane Q. said...

I would love to win this book for my dear friend Sarah O. Sarah creates great scrap quilts and introduced me to your blog last year. She and her mom drove 4 hours from York, PA to Pittsburgh, PA just to hear you speak at the Three Rivers Quilters Guild. Sarah now has a 3 month old and is trying to fit quilting into her busy schedule. Your quilting methods are a wonderful way to do this.

Thanks so much for another great book!

Happy Quilting!

crossroadsquilts said...

OK, it has to be my friend Cathy S. We grew up together, and she is always giving me books and stuff because she buys too many! It would be nice to return the favor to her, but I may have to borrow this one!

Bari in MO
http://crossroadsquilts.wordpress.com/ I can be contacted on the contact page of my blog! Don't have a blogger ID.

patmmm said...

I would wish a copy of your book for my sister, Barbie. She gave me my first copy of Scraps and Shirttails. She knew I was a scrapper and she thought it would be perfect. It was, of course. It introduced me to your web site and finally your blog. I love it. Pat

Kristina said...

I would want my best friend Carol to have a copy of your book. She understands that deep down is what matters. Not the cover. We are both Christians, and the Lord saved each of us. We are not perfect as He is...but with Him...we can be taught to see past the flaws in each other. Carol is a sweet gal who tries hard in her quilting. She loves scrappy quilting and is teaching her daughter to appreciate the art as well. Happy Scrap Quilting, I love you my sweet friend, xoxo Kristina

Sheila said...

Happy Valentine's Day Bonnie! I would give your book to Cindy - she is my husband's first cousin and she is now my very good friend. Quilting has brought us together - we are in two quilt guilds together and a small group. She was excited to learn about "leaders and enders" too.
sheila.fernkopf@gmail.com

MonaR said...

Bonnie,
Greetings! We are the catz here. Not really supposed to be up here on the keyboard so please don't "rat" us out to Mom. All nine of us would like to request that you send your slightly "dogeared" book to our furless friend. She is pretty deserving since she spends a lot of money on our food and stuff. We will totally rock Valentine's Day with this book and put those dang dawgs right in the doghouse were they belong. Animals! But we digress. Send us the book.

Kathy, Heidi, Claudia, Fanta, Halle (the supermodels)
Tommy Lee, Leon Russell, Stevie Ray, Barn Jovi (the rockers)

ladyisabella said...

My mom, who lives next door and would share it with me!

Deb said...

I would like it to go to Julie(SIL) bestest quilting buddy..........and she loves me and heaven only knows my outside isn't perfect! She sees the inside!!!!

Thanks,
Deb

Quilts And Pieces said...

A perfect giveaway for Valentines day for sure! I would love to put in my friend Joan's name. She almost never quilts anything from a pattern anymore. She only does scrappy quilts with your patterns! She loves them. She has cut up most of her fabric into strips with your system and loves it. She donates so many of her quilts to different organizations and people who give them lots of love. I think she deserves your new book! And she would love it, crazy cover and all!

mary f said...

I would pick my mom. Dad died this year and she is having a hard time, but her quilting keeps her sane and busy. She quilts for the Prayers and Squares group at her church. She was looking a my Adventures in book when she was here at Christmas and thought that some of those quilts would be wonderful for her group. So that is who I would pick

Laurie said...

Yokwe Bonnie,

That's Marshallese for hello, good-bye, and most importantly, LOVE! When my husband took a job to teach at the college in the Marshall Islands, I made sure that I had shipped my most favorite fabric. When it finally came after three months in transit, I was in heaven. I've followed your blog for a couple of years and have learned from your website how to manage my stash. I have to get my stash all sewn up before we leave here so it might be awhile before we return stateside. I'm finishing up my version of Carolina Christmas.

My sister Shelley is the inspiration and mentor of my quilting. We are are carrying on the legacy of our grandmother's quilting. She was the queen of scrap quilting. Even though my sister and I are thousands of miles away, we still compare notes about our current projects. I know that she would make good use of you book and I know she would let me peruse it when I visit her.

Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to me.

Terri said...

I nominate my best friend, Kim, who has trouble getting out of the matchy-matchy box ;o). Seriously, she is a great friend, generous (although she doesn't think so) and inspires me daily. She is an adoptive mom, taking in children with disabilities and uses her sewing and quilting as a fun escape! We have such fun together and I hope she wins so we can share!

Sharon said...

My co-worker Beth. I had you autograph a copy of your last book in Jacksonville in Septmeber for her and she was so excited. She is a new quilter and loves you as much as I do. She was so happy for me that I got to meet you at Quiltfest and was even happier when I told her I bought her a copy of your book!

Joan S said...

I'd give it to my friend Jerry. She is a widow who fills her time now with quilting and is learning to enjoy life again! And her work is exquisite!

mtquilter said...

I would love to win this book for my quilt guild. That way lots of people can enjoy it. I got mine last week and it's wonderful! Keep up the good work!

Cousin Jill said...

I would have you give this book to my mom. We are having so much fun doing the mystery quilt. It made us realize how much material we have and it would give us a great way for us to use up that material and create more wonderful quilting memories!

Janet said...

I will pick a H.S. friend from the class of 1983 that I've just recently connected with via FB. Her name is Renee and she is a quilter that hasn't hatched out yet. I just know it. She's interested in quilting and I think she needs one of your books to make this happen. If you pick me and I'm wrong, then I'll donate 2 of my quilting books to another giveaway.

I love this giveaway idea Bonnie....I have many quilting friends, but Renee's is the first that comes to mind. Despite the fact that she lives 1200+ miles away and that I haven't seen her in 28 yrs. The online creativity that I have seen makes her my #1 choice.

LindaTN said...

I would pick my daughter Veronica. She is new to quilting and loves your patterns. She is trying to learn how to quilt long distance from another state. I received several calls a week, saying Mom how do you do this. I think she would love your book and would be tickle to received it. Thank you for the giveaway drawing.

Sue said...

I would like the book to go to one of my best friends, Cathy. She is a wonderful quilter and a great listener and just a hoot to be with. As usual, we bought fabric yesterday but don't have a clue what we were going to make. Your book looks like it would be a great start!

The quilting Cat Lady. said...

I would like Charlotte to have the book. She is our quilt guild workshop coordinator and gives endlessly of her time and her self to the guild. I am hoping she is trying hard to get you to come to our guild for workshop.
Alda, Fl

Marcia W. said...

Sadly my prior comment disappeared. I nominate my 80 yo mother who just had a birthday and deserves a special Bday Vday surprise. She began sewing on a treadle and had feedsack clothes and quilts were always made of scraps and used for warmth (no electricity then). She is the queen of make do so a worn book isn't an issue, it is the scrap quilts inside she will love. Thank you for the giveaway drawing.

Borderline Quilter said...

I would like my new blogging friend to receive a copy of your book, I live in Scoltand, Cathy lives in Canada...but if we lived closer we would have so much in common with our horses and quilting that we would surely be good friends

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Robert said...

I would love for you to give it to our quilt guild - the Prairie Quilt Guild here in Algona. Thank you. Robert, in northern Iowa.

Desert Threads said...

I've been quilting since 1981 and teaching for over 30 years. I am teaching my sister to quilt since she is on medical leave from 911 sheriff's dispatch and since your patterns are so easy and gorgeous...........did I mention gorgeous? I would love her to have this as her first quilt.
They had to move from their home so haven't gotten a post office box yet but soon.

Mary-Kay said...

I'd like my sister to receive your book. I was really sad when she moved further away after she helped me start my first quilt. It took me 14 years to complete it. Now, with the invention of Facetime and WiFi, we can talk and see each others quilts without it costing us a fortune in minutes. Thanks again for another great give away.

Mary said...

I'd love to nominate my friend, Julie. She is the sweetest person I've ever met and she's an extrodinary quilter as well. I know that she is a huge fan of you, Bonnie! You probably would recognize her blog... Juliekquilts.blogspot.com
Julie is a dedicated CVICU nurse and I affectionately refer to her as Saint Julie, because of all the love and kindness she always shows her patients. If anyone is deserving of a prize, it would be Miss Julie. She's simply the best!