Thursday, April 06, 2017

Quiltmaker Gift-Away!

Good Morning from Birmingham, Alabama!

It was a crazy hairy stormy scary 9 hour drive yesterday, white knuckling the steering wheel all the way.

I was in touch with my contact Shirley over the course of the day.  She was keeping tabs on where I was, and even told when a storm cell was headed my way and when I should get off the road and wait it out.

I made it by dinner time!

And to celebrate my safe arrival, I have planned a Quiltmaker May/June 2017 Bundle GIFT AWAY just for you!

These Quiltmaker issuses just get better and better with more and more information.

I love that Quiltmaker doesn't just give you a pattern, the articles and tutorials actually teach us skills that we can apply to any quilt we want to make in the future.

So what have we got up for grabs today?


The MayJune 2017 issue pf Quiltmaker!

All of these lovelies are found inside!

So many Scrap Possibilities! 


And you can't miss the page where Avis shares here Garden Party finish.

Well done, Avis!


Can You Find It?!  Really caught my eye.

What a fun child's quilt with novelty prints.


I also l ove Tutti Frutti -

It's got my favorite 4 patches!


This month's Addicted to Scrap Column Block!

SO much fun to make this one!

Of course, this came right out of the Scrap User's System and made extra easy with the Essential Triangle Tool.

Instructions to make the Take a Spin block can be found in my Addicted to Scraps column in the May/June '17 issue of Quiltmaker.

Ninety blocks set in 10 rows of 9 blocks makes a wonderful 67.5" x 75" throw quilt (as shown). LOVE the idea of a black background!

I've got one copy for one lucky winner, and I've added some other goodies to the pot:



Along with the May/June '17 issue, our winner will receive:
  • May/June '16 issue with my Razzle Dazzle pattern included.
  • May/June '14  with Box Kite as the Addicted to Scraps block
  • A Quilts in the Barn 4 piece Tumbler template set by Linda Collins
  • Makers Gonna Make graph paper note book
  • Patchwork from Busy Fingers English Paper Pieced Pincushion foundations
  • Quilters 120" tape measure in a cute tin.
Our drawing will happen on Monday evening April 10th!

Good luck, everyone!

I'm off to meet with the Birmingham quilters for today's Roll Roll Cotton Boll workshop.  I just know it will be a ton of fun, and we will follow it up with a guild presentation tonight.  It's a double duty day, and after having 3 weeks home, I'm ready to be back at it.

Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Oh, this is a good one! I love things that make me think. Texas Tumbleweed quilt from my book More Adventures with Leaders & Enders shared by Liz from our workshops in Idaho Falls!

Have a WONDERFUL Thursday, everyone!

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  1. Glad you made it safely!

  2. Good morning Bonnie. Happy to read that you made it to Birmingham safely. Awesome prizes in your give-a-way this month. Thanks for sharing.

  3. glad you had a safe trip. I as praying you would be ok when I saw the radar images last night.

  4. Praise God you made it safely! I was holed up in our home (no basement) in IL and it was scary up here! I was also keeping tabs on you via IG knowing you arrived safely, a friend visiting GA was safe, and friends up here along its path were also safe! One of the reasons I like IG....we all care so much, even though we haven't met in person most times.
    Have a safe and happy time while you are there! Your 8 blocks last night before bed were awesome! ❤❤

  5. It was a really bad weather here in Alabama yesterday. But I'm glad that you came to Birmingham safely 😊

  6. Just home after trip to FL and drove home thru storms, probably the same ones that Bonnie survived. Glad to be home, no next to my sewing after 2 weeks. I must catch up on my sewing!

  7. Glad you made it thru the 'weather' safely. Thanks for the opportunity on the new giveaway. 😊

  8. Glad you arrived safely. Have a great time today!

  9. Safe journeys and I love that Tutti Fruitti pattern.

  10. Bonnie-
    I am so Glad you made it to your destination Safe and Sound!
    AND Thank You for such wonderful Give a Ways!

    Kasilof, AK
    Where the sun is shining today!

  11. I'm glad you made it safely and I'll bet the folks at your workshops are glad too! Have a wonderful time.

  12. What a day you had!
    I have family in Birmingham, I hope you enjoy the city and get to see
    some of the beautiful area.....sounds like you will have a hectic week.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win Bonnie!
    Safe travels and Happy Sewing

  13. Glad you made it safe & sound.
    Love watching your quilt-cams.
    Thank you for the chance to win these great gifts for quilting.

  14. I am glad you arrived safely. That kind of travel is so scary. Loved your quote of the day.


  15. Glad you made it in one piece. Terrible drive. Loved the quilt cam. I hope you keep going on your 4 in 9 patch. I've made quite a few and they look great. Now where do we go from here?

    Red Lion, PA

  16. So thankful that your on AL safely...Yes we've been having some crazy weather in the south USA....Enjoy your stay...Safe travels home Get a lil rest once home again.

  17. So happy you made it safely. Can't wait for our retreat in May. You may even get to ride a horse if you would like? See you in may :)

  18. So glad you made it safely. Working on a Storm at Sea and got so much help with angles from Quilt illegal fb. I washed and ironed reds and blues with color catcher since lots of fabric from 90's. Cutting first after a practice block. So much fun! Glad to be here. Will post when finished.

  19. Quiltville fb not quilt illegal lol spell check

  20. So glad you were able to have a angel guiding you home.

  21. So glad you survived all the storms. Watched them progress much of the day from the TV weather, and wondered if you got to play at all on the way as you planned. I doubted it as the storms seemed too savage for that.
    Had a root canal, my first, early in the day, so TV weather was my entertainment for the majority of the day. Wanted to sew or at least cut squares, but just didn't happen.

    Thanks for the chance to win all the goodies. I will hope for the best.
    Have fun at all the retreats & guilds and all the other fun stuff you do.

  22. When I got home from work last night and heard about the storms, my first thoughts were that "I hope that's not where Bonnie is heading!" So very glad you made it safely, I hate to drive is storms! Be safe, our quilty friend! :)

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  24. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!


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