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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

GE Quilt Designs 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

I have met some amazing women ((and men)) in the quilting industry.

I am inspired by their drive, by their vision, by how hard they work to make their dreams come true.

This past March while teaching in Portland, Oregon I met Gudrun Erla of GE Designs and was instantly smitten --- what’s not to love?  She is a Minnesota girl ((Via Iceland!)) and we had an instant bond!

The woman is a dynamo, and can run circles….or marathons, literally, around us all!  And she is such a ball of fun.

Here’s Gudrun leading the Quiltmaker Shuffle at Spring Quilt Market!


When she asked me to participate in her 10 year Anniversary Celebration, I agreed ---Of course!  Here’s to 10 years living in the states, 10 years of great designs doing what she loves – and wishes for many more.

Here’s to independent working women making it happen wherever they are.

The hours are long, the work is hard, it’s not always a glamor job – but we are doing it because we are following our passion!

So here is what is going on:

GIVEAWAYS FOR 10 DAYS!

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You can win this quilt!
Very cool round quilt, straight from Gudrun’s Book:

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Fast & Furious Home!
You can win the book too!



I am in love with this wall quilt from the book –Illusion!

What’s the Illusion?  It’s made with a striped fabric, not strings!  Hahaha! Fooled you!
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How about a gorgeous FQ bundle of Gudrun’s Nordic inspired Fabrics??

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You can win this Strip Ribbons Pattern!  I love this!

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Another of my favorites, I fell in love with this one in Portland at Block Party!
You can Win  a Strip to be Square pattern!

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Leave your comment here below on this post and then leave comments on each page on their day to enter  to win one of many prizes!

Aug. 5th Gudrun Erla gudrun.typepad.com
Aug. 6th Bonnie Hunter quiltville.blogspot.com
Aug. 7th Quiltmaker quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures
Aug. 8th Carrie Nelson lavieenrosie.typepad.com
Aug. 9th Jodie Davis itsarubberduckieworld.com
Aug. 10th Fat Quarter Shop fatquartershop.blogspot.com
Aug. 11th Pat Sloan blog.patsloan.com
Aug. 12th Lissa Alexander modalissa.blogspot.com
Aug. 13th Julie Herman jaybirdquilts.com
Aug. 14th Quilting Gallery quiltinggallery.com

Cross your fingers, wiggle your toes, wish on a star – and you could be the winner of one or more prizes from this exciting anniversary celebration!

As for me, I’m writing this ahead so it will post as I am flying my way home on a redeye flight from Anchorage, AK.  First stop – Atlanta – next stop ---Greensboro – and straight to bed!

Good luck, Everyone!

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Joan and Kevin said...

I love all the quilts!!!!!!!

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Mary Ellen said...

Sign me up, I'm in. Love to win any (all?) of the prizes.

Elinborg Dagmar Lárusdóttir said...

I would like to have the FQ bundle and the Strip Ribbons Pattern please ;O) með kveðju frá Íslandi (with love from Iceland)

MaryAnn Guappone said...

What an amazing collection of lovely quilty goodness!

hthnoord said...

What gorgeous designs!

Donna Frunzi said...

Oh my how gorgeous!!!!

Lisa Marie said...

Wonderful prizes! I love Gudrun's quilts and fabrics.

ledamewood said...

Love the prizes, and what a ball of fire she is. Can I win some of that energy?

Judy Meyer said...

I love the fabrics and the Strip Ribbons pattern.

Deborah DeBerry said...

Oh my goodness!! What beautiful patterns! I would love to win a prize. Of course, you will always be my first love, Bonnie. Thanks for the chance.

dorothy said...

Would love to win...who wouldn't..love the fat quarters.

Amanda said...

Wow, Hard work does payoff! Beautiful stuff!

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librarylady said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win cool prizes and for exposing us to all the quilters and their blogs.

ajsgramie said...

Bonnie,

Thanks for sharing this designer she has some neat ideas. I love how I can continue to use my scraps in her patterns as well. I use to be a planned quilt person and now it's scarps away.
Sue
Upstate Ny

Louise said...

Would love to win one of these! The patterns are lovely.

Therese Ruff said...

Fun giveaway! Love her designs

qltmom9 said...

Lovely fabrics. Fun ideas. Thanks.

Julie said...

The wall quilt is stunning! Very current. Need to take a class by both of you!

Nancy said...

Beautiful quilts, I love quilting it is so fun and looking at new quilt ideas

Sue Bennett said...

Everything is beautiful. Count me in.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Maggie Szafranski said...

Love, love, love! so fresh and crisp! Hope I win!

Marca said...

Congratulations are in order! Lovely, happy quilts!

OconeeGreene said...

You could never convince me that there is another quilter in this world with more drive and creativity than YOU, Bonnie! Everyone marvels at your "Energizer Bunny" life and I travel with you vicariously everywhere your Blog exposes me to! I prefer traditional quilts using scraps and am enamored with your many designs. I guess modern could grow on me, but why; there are so many traditional patterns yet to make. I missed Gudrun's blog yesterday, but I never miss yours. Please register me for your newest book, I want my collection to be complete! Safe travels! Linda at Lake Oconee, GA

Rebecca Stevens said...

Love her books and fabrics. Would love to win. Thank you for taking part in her anniversary party.

edith said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I would be thrilled to win anyone of the great prizes offered this week.

Susan said...

The round quilt is so unusual! Thanks for the chance to I. It.

GLORIA Murphy said...

Love these. But I agree with another poster. No one . Can have more energy than you. I'm tired just following you, and I love it.

Anita said...

I love all the prices, Gudrun is a fantastic designer!

Sandi1100 said...

I like how Gudrun has some of the quilts done in modern and some looking more traditional. I would love to win any of the prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melena said...

Love the designs. I saw those fabrics the other day and fell in love with them immediately.

Teresa in Music City said...

I am a long-time admirer of Gudrun and her designs - I'd love to win one of her items!!!!

elively said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love the fabric and patterns! She couldn't have more energy than you! You make me tired just reading, but I love all you do.

Sherry said...

Thank you for the chances to win. The patterns are wonderful.

pcflamingo said...

All those talented ladies together at Block Party in Portland was pretty overwhelming, I tell ya! Thanks for this chance to win!

Cheryl Fogg said...

WOW, beautiful quilts, the book & fabric. I would love the opportunity to win. Thanks

Lori L said...

I love GE designs. You are right she does seem like she is a ball of fun. I would love to meet her personally. Would also love to win any of these wonderful giveaways.

Jackie said...

Great designs, great fabrics! I'd love to sdd any of them to my studio!!

Theresa Litz said...

Great designer, great quilts, great prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anya said...

Those designs look great. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway!

Josie McRazie said...

Cute cute! And how true we meet such AMAZING people! A happy 10 year and another great 10!

Kathy L said...

Wonderful giveaway. She is so creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance. All the quilts are awesome.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Super great designs! Thanks so much for a chance in this giveaway. Oh, how did you like Anchorage? My hubby worked up there for 2 years and loved it. I didn't get there but he is ready to pack up and move back up there, LOL. Hugs and wishes for safe travels...

PK Sews said...

The fabric and the quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Glenda said...

Congratulations on 10 years of great designs, Gudrun

Joye with an e said...

Love the fabric and the patterns. I used to read another list serve where Gudrun was a frequent poster and I always enjoyed her comments and suggestions. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura said...

I will have to go check out her blog! Excellent designs!

Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

Such a wonderful celebration - 10 years of doing what you love, although it may not be easy all the time, you are inspiring women everywhere to take up quilting and create their own masterpieces. Love all the prizes and the women and companies joining in to help Gudrun celebrate. Hope I win one of the wonderful prizes. Good luck to all.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

always ready to win a give away - yes please pick me :) I will go check out her blog.

dian said...

Great designs in both pattern and fabric. It would be great to own any one of the items presented. Thank you.

jeanettesquiltin said...

Wow!! Thank you for the opportunity. Always room for more fabric....

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I have one of her books and I love her designs! Thanks for the giveaway.

Connie said...

Sounds like a go getter. My kind of gal.

easternmarketsewer said...

Would love to win: Great designs, great quilts

jeanettesquiltin said...

Love the Quiltmaker Shuffle!!!!!!!!!!

jeanettesquiltin said...

Wow!! Thank you for the opportunity. Always room for more fabric....

Barbara said...

Thanks to both of you for all that you do

Jackie said...

I have her book "Table Talk" and love it. Would be so happy and excited to win anything from her collection.

ga447 said...

Independent business owners, I applaud you. Yes, it is hard work but the public appreciates it. Love this giveaway.

Freda said...

What awesome prizes. Love the FQ.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Happy anniversary ... happy for your success and wishes for many more years of creative success! Beautiful fabrics and great designs ... thanks for the chance to win! Linda

Teri said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have made some of her patterns and they are great with scraps.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Love her fabric!!!

Muttmomkay said...

love gudrun. and I am a Minnesota girl too

Verna A. said...

I have one of her patterns and love her designs. She was the featured speaker at a local quilt show here in MN several years ago, and I was sad I couldn't make it. Thanks so much, I love giveaways.

Muttmomkay said...

love gudrun. and I am a Minnesota girl too

Martina said...

Great quilts! Love those fabrics too!

Joan said...

The book looks great. Love the beautiful quilts! Thanks for the chance.

Pieces of Time said...

The old is new again! Love the quilts.

Maureeneh said...

Wonderful quilts and patterns, would love to win any of the prizes!

paulette said...

What a wonderful give away!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Speaking of dynamos you are no couch potato either!! You make me tired just reading your blog!!
Paulette

Roanoke McDonald said...

Count me in. I would love to win any of the fabric/patterns.

Pat said...

What a wonderful opportunity to win some awesome prizes. Thanks ladies.

laurie wellington said...

I love Gudrun's designs!!! And would love to win any (and all!)of the prizes.

Laura said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Ten years is something to celebrate.

Linda said...

Love the designs and quilts. Would love to win any of it!!
Lurking Linda

Bev R said...

Would love a chance to win a treat(lo cal and gluten free) . Thanks for the chance

Eileen said...

I'm a Minnesota gal too, and I'm glad that Gudrun has flourished here! Congrats and thanks for the opportunity to win!

anyadahab said...

What beautiful quilts. She really has a great eye for interesting layouts!

Janet said...

I love her designs. My daughter would just love her designs. If I won I would definitely make something for my daughter.

B Greene said...

What beautiful designs - thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Kim said...

Wow what great designs and giveaway!
Thanks for the chance to win so I can create one of these beauties too!

Happy Sewing

Kathryn said...

Great designs. Thanks.

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to this wonderful Minnesota gal! Love Gudrun's designs!

Woodie Woods said...

Smiles bridge the gap in any language and talent and quilts. She is a jewel.

Marie Anne said...

All these wonderful treats to giveaway! I love the books, and the fabric of course! All those designs are inspirations. Thanks for the chance of winning one.

marion said...

my goodness what great giveaways, got everything crossed give yourself a big hug then pass it on

Bonnie said...

What a great giveaway. I love the fabric and all of the patterns and books. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon K. Jack said...

love the books and patterns would love to win any of them and the fabric too. thanks,

FLO_rancher said...

wow..love the simplicity and drama these quilts present..and well the Quiltmaker Shuffle awesome..would love written moves to do this at guild. Sew Peacefully Deb

Gweneth said...

What a fun video, love to see creative woman in action. Thanks Bonnie for finding fun stuff and sharing your talent.

Evelyn said...

Just think how great we could all look if we did more dancing during our quilting days. Love the stripey wall hanging!

Brenda said...

Great pair of Quilting inspirations there! Glad to see you teamed up. :)

Dorothy Matheson said...

I like her designs a lot. No I like yours the best but hers are great too.
Dorothy

Sewbig said...

Great designs! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lori M. said...

I love Gudrun's Fast n Furious books. I have a couple of them but not her newest ones. I also have quite a few of her single patterns. I love, love, love the Quilt-as-you-go quilts because they fit my life style so much. I can give a beautiful gift with a little less time and effort invested in it.

Jacklynn said...

Such wonderful prizes!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Myrna said...

Congratulations to GE Designs and Gudrun on her 10 year anniversary! I'd love to win!

Myrna in KY

Treadle Toes said...

Oh boy! Another drawing! Fingers crossed!

Trish said...

Love her stuff! Would love to win anything,I would be pushed outsixe my box with her fabrics!

Trish said...

*outside.

Rockester said...

Bravo Gudrun --and Bonnie-- and to all of us women who are making lives (and a living) through adding more beauty to our world and home. Kathy Aho in MN

LCP said...

I love these. Haven't seen her work except on Internet and magazines...would love make any of these with any of these fabrics!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You gals just amaze me. You have talent, drive and generosity! What a great combination. Congrats to Gudrun on 10 amazing years.

Diane said...

WOW!! all great prizes!! thanks for the chance!

Missy Shay said...

I love that table top! My new home the nuetral color in my LR is going to be grey!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Auntie Clark said...

Happy 10th anniversary Gudrun!

Brenda Evans said...

Wonderful prizes! Hope I win!

Brenda
evansby@charter.net

Connie said...

Beautiful topper and a great giveaway!

Teri said...

What wonderful patterns....Thanks for the great giveaway

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love the modern mix of patterns. Those would stretch me a bit and I need that. (not literally, I have enough of that going on). I would to win any of those prizes but my favorite is the round table topper.

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love the modern mix of patterns. Those would stretch me a bit and I need that. (not literally, I have enough of that going on). I would to win any of those prizes but my favorite is the round table topper.

OWsMom said...

Love her fresh approach to quilting!

Material Girl said...

Wow , I love her patterns and the fabric is pretty too. That wallhanging is really nice, love that it is hung diagonally.

orchardquilter said...

Wishing on an Alaskan star! Love the dance and her quilts. Janet in Washington

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Awesome designs! I'd love to be one of the lucky winners!

Laura said...

Alaska is so beautiful..I don't know which I like best, quilting or the fishing! Love both!
Would love to win this one. Thanks

carolg said...

Love the Illusion quilt as well! Thank you!

Rassler said...

Hello from a fellow Minnesota quilter!!! I love the patterns and would love to be one of the lucky winners!!! Thanks for the chance!

Carol said...

I would love to win any of the prizes. I enjoy her designs and use of fabric.

Christie said...

Holy Hannah Banana! Gudren looks just like my friend Cristy, maybe they are related somewhere down the line!
This was a very inspiring post because you reminded me that following your passion is what makes like fulfilling! It reinforces my desire to get off my duff, finish my bachelor's degree and pursue my dreams...after all, it's about time, I'll be turning 43 soon!!!

acoelke said...

What a wonderful designer!

Ann in NC said...

Great post about passion! Both of you do wonderful work, keep stitching!! Travel safe back to NC.

Ann in NC said...

Great post about passion! Both of you do wonderful work, keep stitching!! Travel safe back to NC.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Thanks for the chance to win any of these great items!

Lee said...

Fun, fun, fun items, lovely designs.

Mary said...

What fun it would be to win one of these lovely prizes. Congratulations on 10 years, Gudren!

Mary said...

What fun it would be to win one of these lovely prizes. Congratulations on 10 years, Gudren!

Dee said...

so much fun, love you, love Gudren

Kathleen said...

I went to Gudrun's blog and have now added it to my Favorites! I can't wait to visit the rest of the Giveaway Team each day. Her patterns are so simple yet so stunning!

Briarose said...

Well, it took almost 4 months to get my sewing room up and running. It took 4 hours of monsoonal rains to undo everything....SIGH...I would really like to win something new and fresh and fun, and this is fun looking..
c7lonergan@rogers.com

Julie said...

I love her patterns! I have added her blog to my favorites as well as signing up to receive her posts! I'd be thrilled to have one of her books added to my library! Thanks, Bonnie, for all that you do and share with us.

Sharon Douglas said...

I love fabric and I LOVE blog hops! Those patterns are yummy--I'd love to see them SCRAPPY!

Shifra Goldenson said...

Fantastic!! You and all quilters share the nicest things. I'd love to win.

Sharon S said...

I'd love to win. You are all so talented! Thanks for posting all the fab Alaska pictures this past week.

Shifra Goldenson said...

Fantastic!! You and all quilters share the nicest things. I'd love to win.

Susan said...

You are always so cheery! Thanks for spreading it around!

Carol Wilhoit said...

The patterns and quilts are wonderful!

Smeek said...

She sure knows how to dance as well as quilt. What a giveaway!

Gwen said...

I love the quilt shuffle. I'm going to have to introduce my quild to this video! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sally K said...

What inspiration!Both of you bring fresh quilts and ideas to us daily. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Jill the Quilter said...

Love this give-away. such wonderful surprises :)

Synthia said...

Thanks for a chance to win this interesting book. Loved seeing the dance!!

Linda K said...

I love a give-away, and the original look of Gudrun's designs!

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Picked up a pattern several years ago to use some "back table strip pieced" squares and it turned out to be one of Gundrun"s designs. Just about got the thing together.

Cathy44647 said...

These quilts look absolutely yummy! - I'm new to GE Designs and I'm sure this is going to be another beautiful relationship - can't wait to start!

pricillaprecise said...

Oh Bonnie - I'm so pleased to have been "introduced" to Gudruns blog through yours - just love her quilts, and wow - wouldn't it be marvellous to win one of her giveaways.

Leslie said...

Love the use of stripes as a shortcut technique.

Beth said...

Bonnie,
Thanks for yet another chance to win something! haha
I love what you are doing, along with many others, to keep the passion alive and well for all things quilty!
The book looks great and the fabrics look spectacular. Would take anything. lol

beth9253@sbdglobal.net

Shelia said...

Wow love these quilts. I will have to add her book to my wish list. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

The quilts in Gudrun's book look wonderful. Gudrun's designs and fabrics are fantastic. I need this book! (sue@asdfwordpro.com)

Laurie Parrack said...

The book looks wonderful. I love Gudrun's designs and fabrics. Thank you for such a wonderful post and thank you for a great giveaway.

Allison in Plano said...

I can't stop doing the Quiltmaker shuffle!! You should see the huge smile on my face. Prizes too!!? Sign me up. Thank you ladies for a marvelous celebration cyber style. Hugs, Allison in North Texas
allon0711@yahoo.com

Ellen said...

Love the designs. What a wonderful giveaway.

Diana said...

Love the Quiltmaker Shuffle, how cute. Love the quilts in Gudrun's book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Loris said...

Gudrun is so inspiring! Love these designs! Thanks for joining in on the hope. What a sweet giveaway!

Linda said...

Oh, this looks like it will be fun and inspiring!

Marj said...

Gudrun's designs are beautiful and I love her fabrics. Thank you for a chance to be a winner.

Barbe said...

wow, great giveaways, thanks for the chance, going to enjoy the blog hopping, any excuse to go exploring

JoAnn said...

Lovely quilts and very nice prizes. It would be really fun to win one of them.

Lisa said...

This giveaway is a surprise! But then you're always full of great surprises! Thanks for introducing me to a quilt author/designer that I haven't heard of before. Hope you had safe, timely journey home from AK.

Cindy May said...

Yay Bonnie! Sounds like another great quilt experience from your wonderful life. Will be meeting you soon in person.....on my way to NC for Collaboration Celebration.
Cindy from MI

Gill said...

Wow! I love the round quilt and the Strip to be Square pattern especially!

Carol said...

Another great giveaway!

Clare said...

Congratulations on 10 years. Earlier this year I was able to purchase your book `Bonnies Garden`. I plan to make the cats first. I was sad that I missed attending your workshop in Ashburton. My sister was able to go. I love these celebration hops as I get to see other designers and blogs. Thankyou

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the chance to win - gorgeous items!

Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

Sparetime Quilting said...

Love the designs and would love to win.


Joyce

Mary Kunna said...

I'd love to win any one of these. Thanks for the chance.

MaeveM said...

I fell in love with Nordic Visions in March when I took a class from Gudrun - I can't wait to finish the quilt from the class - it is my next project to finish.

crazy quilter said...

I want all of these , please pick me! At least for one ? Thanks !

Ullis said...

As a Nordic girl I just love Gudrun's new fabrics! Hugs Ullis in Sweden

Jennifer said...

I love the designs and the fabrics! Pick me! :-)

Beverley said...

What's not to love about her work! Beautiful

Lisa said...

Wow, beautiful! I love this book!

Lynn McIndoe said...

Some great quilts and patterns. I will be taking a look at Gudrun's website to see more of her work.

teachpany said...

Great designs! Congratulations on 10 years! And I hope Bonnie has a safe trip and good nap!

deelish10 said...

nice!

Lesley said...

Looks like a pretty talented duo! Thanks for the chance!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Looks like you've found a mate! This is lovely work. Thanks for the chance!

Trumkle said...

Beautiful inspirations. Now or more time in the day...

JoJo said...

Oh what a hoot that video was -- I will be dancing (umm...pressing and cutting) the rest of the day while working. How fun!

Aliceart said...

Wheeee! What fun! So many pretty thing! I love the Quiltmaker Shuffle, too.

Terry H. said...

Just love these blog hops. Seeing what everyone is doing and getting inspiration

Pamela Rapp said...

I love Gudrun's designs & would be happy with any of the prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!!

ebhaloha said...

Greetings from Maple Ridge BC. You gotta love the energy of the participants in the Quilter Shuffle! What a lineup of quilters' names from A to Z. I'm enjoying the blog hop!
Bev H.

Patricia Heer said...

What a duo - thanks for the inspiration!

ozone3 said...

Wow!! What fun & terrific prizes!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Colleen M said...

Hey from another Minnesota girl! I love both of your styles:) Thanks for the chance to meet you and enter.

Dianne said...

Great giveaway to celebrate 10 years of fun.

Sharon said...

Looks like a great giveaway. Would love to win.

Joanna said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing Gudrun many more years of success and happy designing. Beautiful designs and fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Catherine Remus said...

What fun! Missed yesterday's but woot for today!

Cathy
catremus@gmail.com

Judy said...

Great fun and cute quilts.

Judy

Judy said...

Great fun and cute quilts.

Judy

Nancy James said...

Such beautiful quilts and patterns, also the fabrics!! I love them all!! She will be added to my favorite blogs list. Thank you both...Nancy J.

Lavonna ZWB said...

What wonderful projects! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Karen said...

Congrats on your 10 year anniversary and looking forward to the next 10 years!

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