Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Let’s Draw for that Quilty Box!

Someone’s getting a Quilty Box!

Someone’s getting a Quilty Box!

Is it you?

Let’s find out!

But first- A little bit about Quilty Box.
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box. They offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (Fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $50
Your support is appreciated. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank You,

Patrick Claytor

Owner - Quilty Box

Subscribe today at www.QuiltyBox.com!
I think the thing that makes me feel the best, besides the fact that these are items I WILL use –is the knowledge that 5% of the proceeds go to help kids in need.
Make more quilts, cover kids with love.  It’s all good!

Let’s ramp up the Random Number Generator:


Who is # 271?!


Judy Troutman!!  Hooray!


Judy, I’ve sent you an email letting you know you have been drawn.  Please email me back with your snail mail address information so that I can get it to the folks at Quilty Box.  They will be getting your prize box out to you!

For those who are interested in signing up, you can find more information on Quilty Box. Some things to know for next month:
  • February's Quilty Box will be curated by Christopher Thompson - The Tattooed Quilter.
  • The next Quilty Box will ship around February 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before February 10th to receive this shipment.

As for my day, along with tossing pattern edits back and forth with my tech editor, I found myself bringing this little beauty home:


More info to come tomorrow!

I’ve also heard from the folks at CraftU, where registration for my online Scrap Quilts Workshop Series is in full swing!  If you missed it last October, you still have time to register for the series starting next week!

Click the link above to register, and remember to put in the code BHSCRAP at check out to save $30.00 off of the regular registration fee.

Course dates: Jan 25 – Mar 7, 2016.  The 6 week course begins on Jan 25 with one new workshop segment being released every week until completion on March 7th.

There is a gallery section where you can share your progress and converse with other class mates!

You can sew and view at any hour of the day, work it in to your schedule as it fits!

If you are busy during this time? No worries!  Simply download the videos to your own computer.  You own them!  FOREVER! 

So even after the course has completed, you can go back again and again and again to view the videos as many times are you want because they are YOURS once you download them.

I want to share with you some of the experiences of former students, because they say it ALL!
Kristie writes: 
Hey Bonnie!
I have to say thank you once again for your craft online university classes.  I have been working on Clue One and here is what I have found out I can make half square triangles that measure out correctly without adjustments and I think that is the difference in what you taught about line on the fabric when cutting and a seam allowance that is marked perfectly with a guide in place.
Using your yellow machine seam ruler allows me to remove the guide if need be and still re-position perfectly to start again. 

The biggest improvement is in how I see neutrals, I really grew in that department and you covered it in several of the classes so it stuck in my brain.  Now that my confidence is up and I am comfortable with accuracy going to leader ender some Joyeaux blocks so I can make a table runner.
I was shying away from triangles because I never was good at them.  I am still struggling with the border or Roll Roll cotton boll but think I will take the units apart re cut a few triangles and try again fresh.
When I sew the units together I nest the seams and that seems fine, but when I open there is not a quarter inch seam allowance to sew the borders to which I think means I cut wrong.  So that is the plan for that one.

Just wanted to tell you that I was hesitant to do what I considered to be a “beginner” level course, I found that going back to basics and unlearning what I thought I knew made the difference in being successful.
Best Wishes,
Kristie J
Linda writes:
Hi Bonnie,
I joined your class at CraftU and I am one of those who had to download everything and watch everything first.  Must be my age!!

I do have the Easy Angle rulers, both sizes, but as I DON'T like math it was a pleasure to learn how to do it and also I am a visual person.  Your teaching/instructions are off the wall and I "get it".
I have been quilting for almost 15 years and watching your videos has opened another world for me.  "Who Says You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks???".
Although I might not see you in Canada I certainly hope to see you in Rochester in 2017 with a few more quilters to bring along.  I also enjoyed taking your cruise "in my dreams" on line.  Perhaps a cruise with you will be in my future.
Thank you Bonnie for all your hard work but remember to stop and smell the roses along the way.  Each day I look forward to your Quiltville emails and I especially like Quilt Cam.
Stay safe and healthy,
Linda R
And there are many many more!  I have loved interacting with my students through the forum on the class website and sharing in the photos they have uploaded of their projects in progress.

You can be a part of this too!


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bonnie! I'm so excited to have been drawn as Quilty Box winner this month! I'll so enjoy everything in my box. Can't wait! Judy Troutman

  2. Guess it wasn't my Lucky day for the Quilty Box. Congrats to Judy. I loved watching the first round of Craft U. It's more fun than PBS. it comes witha pattern to download.

  3. Anonymous11:06 PM EST

    I joined the craftu workshop in October and I downloaded the videos and the pdfs that came along with the course. I look at your videos many times and need to look at them more. Smart idea on craftu part to be able to download these videos on my computer. bethdaniels@cox.net

  4. Congratulations Judy what a lucky girl.!!! Thanks for all you give out Bonnie!!

  5. Congratulations Judy!! Thanks Bonnie for all of your giveaways!!!

  6. yea! for Judy.

    Thanks for the chance


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