Saturday, May 07, 2011

And The Two Winners Are~~

It’s Saturday morning! And you know what that means? I have two winners who are about to each receive a copy of “100 blocks vol 3” by Quiltmaker Magazine!

This was really REALLY a great blog tour….I had fun visiting the other blogs on the tour as well, some that were new to me. What a great and amazing tool the internet can be! My life is so enriched by connectivity to wonderful women who inspire me, lift me, encourage me, keep me laughing!

Our first winner is Linda in PA! She has been contacted by email since her email address was available in her blogger profile.

Linda’s comment was:

I really like your block. I am using your scrap saver system and am enjoying having useable strips and blocks ready to sew. I am also using your leaders and enders technique. My double delight quilt top is just waiting for me to decide if I want to add a plain or a pieced border. Thanks for all the great mysteries and quilt patterns that you give us. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this magazine.

Linda, send me an email with your snail mail address, and I’ll be passing it on to the folks at Quiltmaker Magazine. Your copy will be coming direct to you from them!

My second winner is Teresa in Music City!

Teresa wrote:

Congrats on having a block in the magazine again this year! Your block has SEW much character!!! I love the way it has the potential to give that secondary design.... everything you do has that deeper level. Like the fabric to honor Oscar - such a special touch for a special kitty! =^..^=

I’ve also contacted Teresa by email, and her signed copy will be mailed from my house to hers as soon as I have her snail mail address!

Congrats everyone! This has been a great drawing, with 538 comments!


Don’t forget…if you didn’t win, you can still pick up your copy of 100 blocks, vol 3 either by ordering it online, or check local book stores such as Barnes & Noble. It hits newsstands this week! Don’t delay though, all of the previous issues have SOLD OUT in no time. You can still get the earlier versions in digital format from Quiltmaker, so you won’t miss out on any of the previous patterns.

And the weekend continues Chez Quiltville! I’m in the studio kicking up a mess of creativity! Scraps have been sorted, sliced, diced, kitted up for future projects! You know, they don’t look half bad once you iron them and cut them to size! AMAZING! :cD

The cruise quilt is going on my machine today --

And now that things are finally under way, and are starting to feel REAL!! ((As in, her travel arrangements are made, so she can’t back out now!!)) I get to share the cruise excitement with my good buddy Lori from Humble Quilts! Lori is coming as my assistant and I am SO PUMPED to be spending this time with her.

((Yes, It’s my 30th wedding anniversary and I’m spending it on a cruise with my quilting buddy instead of with my DH! LOL! But he is coming with me in November instead, as it works better for his job!))

Lori and I go way way way back, to somewhere around 1994? 1995? To a little old email list serve called INTERQUILT, way back in the day. Any of you remember that list serve? We had to pay $20 a year to be on that list. Yes. We paid money to have daily flame wars in our inboxes..LOL! But it was our first internet contact, and our friendship has grown over the years. I’ll be retreating with her the week of the Sister’s Oregon show in July – we do this every year! AND…she is coming on the Caribbean Cruise with me in August/Sept!

At last count, there were still just a few spaces left..If you want to join us, contact Sew Many Places! There is more info in the Cruisin With Bonnie tab at the top of this blog!


  1. Yippee! I've been following Lori's blog almost as long as yours....and now I get to meet and sew with both of you on the cruise! Sweet! Can't wait!

  2. Congratulations to the winners!
    A cruise sounds fun and having Lori as a partner sounds much more fun than a husband;)


  3. I am SEW excited to be one of the winners of the Quiltmaker issue!!!! And for you to sign it Bonnie - a treasure! Wish there was an icon for the Happy Dance, cause I'm doing that right now!!!

  4. Congratulations to the wineers!!

  5. I am so excited about the cruise. I was the first person to sign up for the August cruise. Would love to have a hint about the cruise quilt. I'm hoping it's something tropical.

  6. I remember the early days of the quilt list I belong to here in NZ. There was flaming going on all the time! Funny how we are so PC now, still is good to have these lists to talk. The list was the reason I got my own email addy, learnt to use internet, then Word etc

  7. Are the pieces in the photo for a specific project or were you just cutting scraps? What sizes are they?

  8. Sounds like a fun time, I met Lori in NYC at the Red & White, she is a sweetie!

  9. Congratulations to the winners!!! What a great draw!!


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