Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Quiltmaker Snow Day Gift-Away!

I awoke this morning to SNOW!

Not big heavy flakes, but fine crystals falling silently.

How long had they been falling?  I don’t know!  Perhaps it started in the wee small hours of the morning.

The wind didn’t blow, there was nothing at all to let me know that I would open the door this morning to a wonderland of white.

A snow day!  A home day!  FABULOUS!

And since my Quiltmaker Magazine also arrived yesterday, I thought today would be a good day to celebrate my home day snow day sew day with a Quiltmaker Gift-Away.


Oh goodness!

The view from my front porch UP my driveway.

No, I’m not going ANYWHERE today!


The view from the back porch toward the creek!


Who wouldn’t want to stay in and quilt on a day like this?

You will find all SORTS of inspiration between these pages.  The colors, the patterns, and even the tutorials. 

One of the things I love about the direction that Quiltmaker is going are the fabulous tutorials included in each issue.  In this issue, Diane Harris has a wonderful how-to for basic paper piecing that is perfect for beginners if you have always wanted to try.

There are also Longarm quilting helps and hints!


But by far, I love the idea and color inspiration found in the various patterns!

Carolyn Cullinan McCormick will have you flocking with the geese in her quilt Ice Crystals!


Patty Clayton will win you over with Forget Me Knot!


The cover quilt, Spinners is an up-do on the Windblown Square block, perfect for all of your favorite prints!


And yes!  The pattern for Rolling Stone is this issues Addicted to Scraps column block!


I’ve pulled together a super duper bundle sure to please!

Along with the March/April Quiltmaker issue, our winner will receive a 100 blocks by 100 designers volume 11 issue, a Bonus Buddy ruler, a Quiltville 2 1/2’’ x 6 1/2’’ ruler by creative grids, a deck of Bonnie Hunter playing cards, a sample size Vintage Textile Soak, a quilt label panel, a butter fly panel, a “Full of scrap!” button, a package of wash away stitch stabilizer, 2 spools of Aurifil invisible machine quilting thread, a necklace sewing pouch pattern, a quilty emery board, and a sample of handmade hand lotion by SOAK.  Whew!!

Are you ready to enter?

Our winner will be drawn on Monday evening, Jan 22nd!


Yesterday’s #quiltvilleoftheday: Fair & Square!

Fair & Square is one of my favorite quilts from Scraps & Shirttails II.  Can you guess why?  Four-patches & String blocks from recycled shirt fabrics!  Scraps & Shirttails and Scraps & Shirttails II are both on sale for $19.99 in the Quiltville Store for as long as supplies last!


Yesterday’s haul of neutral string blocks!

Guess where you’ll find me again today??


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Vintage Maple Leaf Quilt found in Temecula, California last week!

Maybe I’ll take today to start something NEW for my snow day?

How ever you spend it, have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!


  1. Bonnie, you had me at Quiltmaker giftaway, but then each thing you added to the package is something I want and can use!! I really want to win this one. Thanks for the fun giftaways you do. AND, how lucky that your snow day sew day comes after your house cleaners have been there, so you don't risk being distracted by any housework. Haev fun!!

  2. Great giveaway! Stay warm Bonnie. The drawing is one day after my birthday, here's hoping. I'm still plugging away on my Mystery quilt--in the middle of clue #5.

  3. yowza! that is one uber super duper giveaway bonnie!

  4. Excited to have a snow day to catch up on the mystery.... can’t wait to see mine finished! Giveaway is exciting! Thank you!

  5. Bonnie, I've been reading your blog since you were in massage school but am new to actually quilting myself! I would be so appreciative of your wonderful giveaway. Thank you in advance, ellen

  6. What a great giveaway! It's my birthday and in southern VA I have a snow day, too! Enjoy!

  7. No snow but I am enjoying having sewing day all the same :0)
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy sewing!

  8. Love the give-away bundle! The 22nd is my wedding anniversary so I'm hoping that brings me luck!

    Love your snow Bonnie. Here in south central Alaska it's 40 and rainis ine forecast! Yuck. I''d rather have the snow.

  9. Yea! Can't wait for my magazine to get here, I've been waiting to do your blocks.

  10. I'm still plugging away on ORL. Almost finished with the flimsy. Looking forward to finishing it and getting it quilted so I can put it on my bed. Thanks for all you do for us.

  11. You’re THE BOMB Bonnie...absolutely LOVE your posts and the giveaways are nice too!

  12. Wow, what an amazing giveaway, it would be so awesome to win this bundle! Thanks so much for all you do for your many quilting fans all over the world.

  13. Yay for you! A snow day, sew day, and a giveaway for us!! "Generosity is a sign of faith." -- heard that yesterday and thought of you. Spent the morning enhancing my Scrap Users System with 72 headers/sample cards from United Notions/Moda Winter Warehouse Sale. I showed great restraint, because I know how far they can go. Other great deals to be had. I love going the first day of the their three day event that happens twice a year. I always wonder where they will end up in one of your patterns. Noticed the new display card for the Schmetz chrome topstitch needles is a half square of aqua and coral -- On Ringo Lake is everywhere!! Enjoy your time home. Hugs, Allison C Bayer, Plano, Texas USA

  14. Great giveaway and so glad you get to stay home and are not traveling in the snow. I know there are a lot of icy roads out there so what a blessing to stay home! Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for the giveaway!

  15. You are drawing this contest on my birthday! That has to be a lucky sign for me, right? LOL I would keep my fingers crossed, but then I would not be able to quilt! Snowing here today and snow = sew in my book!

  16. Hey Bonnie looks a lot like my area. We got 13 inches of snow the other day. I'm still plugging away at ORL. I got an embroidery machine just before Christmas and since I've been itching to start learning to use it, I get it set up and start it stitching while I JUST KEEP TRIMMIMG, TRIMMING, TRIMMING my mystery quilt blocks. I'm almost done with clues 6 & 7, and do looking forward to assembling my blocks. I've learned so much with this mystery quilt experience, and my accuracy in both cutting and stitching have improved so much. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to create something so beautiful that I can be proud of. May God bless you in all of your endeavors.

  17. "...start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." Love this thought, must be why I have so many UFO's that I'm working. Love to pull material and play with new patterns and ideas!

  18. Exciting give-away, hope to win! Glad you are safe at home and not traveling. We got 12" of snow, so pretty to look at but not to travel in, lol.

  19. Your photo of the snow in your driveway was one that looked all too familiar to me here in Maine. We got another 10 inches today, and in between shoveling, I managed to get a bit of sewing in. The winter weather always gets my quilting mojo activated...lol maggie

  20. Morning, I hope my being from South Africa doesn't prevent me from adding myself to the draw!! :) Would love to win a super gift like that as many of the items are unavailable here. Love the snow pictures, Ive never been in snow so it always looks so enticing!!

  21. What a wonderful view while you sit inside the warm home and quilt....enjoy!

  22. I live in upstate NY and the winter here has been too much snow and below zero sense Christmas.Thanks for a chance for the giveaway.Sew day snow day for me today.Heatwave today it is -10 right now

  23. I know you have commented on the yellow plaid background fabric in this vintage maple leaf quilt from Temecula but I can't help but say how much I really really like it.Kind of getting obsessed with it.I enjoy the vintage quilts you use in your posts.

  24. So many special gifts, I would love to win. Thank you. I’m still working on ORL. My granddaughter loves it and wants it.

  25. Hard to envision snow. We are having spring weather early here. Love the rolling stone block. My fingers are crossed.

  26. Several snow days here and it is has warmed up to 30 degrees today. Typical weather for the Buckeye State. Thinking Spring here, and of colorful fabrics. Relaxing, and reading some blogs for inspiration. Such a generosity! Thanks for a chance to win.
    Enjoy your snow day!

  27. Thank you Bonnie. -Jean

  28. Hi Bonnie, those photos are gorgeous - would make beautiful art quilts. I'm so jealous of the people who can enter your giveaway, it's just amazing, but being in Australia, at the beginning of a heatwave just to be different, we just have to dream about the goodies. I will get my digital copy of Quiltmaker though, so it's not all bad.

  29. Such pretty pictures Bonnie! I love all your work & really wish I could spend time in my sewing room like you!
    Thank you for sharing & being such an inspiration

  30. Happy New Year.. keep warm and happy sewing.. we are trying to keep cool. Hitting the 45deg mark. Maybe your 110 +

  31. Giveaways are always so exciting. My husband's family lives in the Carolinas, and they have had more snow so far this year than we have had in the St. Louis area. Keep warm and safe.☺

  32. Hope I win. I need a new emery board! lol

  33. Bonnie I bought a snips from you when you taught a class to my quilt group. It doesn't work. How do I return it for aa refund, or a new snips.

  34. Awesome snow day. Love seeing all the bits and bobs.


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