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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Happiness on my Doorstep! String Frenzy Gift-Away!

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Oooooh, look!

I opened the door yesterday afternoon to find a box on the doorstep -

I quickly tore into it once I saw who the sender was – my advance copies of String Frenzy showed up!

Oh. My. Goodness!

It’s like Christmas! 

With hands shaking, I removed the filler paper from the top of the box and lifted out my copy – It’s here.  It’s in my hands.  

And oh, that delightful aroma of fresh ink on new paper!  Click to Play:



It’s still a couple of weeks away  - the big shipment of books coming by Yellow Freight on a pallet the week after Thanksgiving, so we can start sending them out.

Pre-orders are a problem when they come in and people have questions while I am out on the road with no time  to answer them, look them up, edit them, cancel them, change them, questions, questions, questions.

Remember – this is supposed to be a DECEMBER release and we are well in time with that. Look for pre-orders to start around the time our first Good Fortune clue lets loose!  I will be here to handle the influx then.

AND Don't forget you will be receiving a FREE pdf pattern with String Frenzy purchase from the Quiltville Store, direct to your inbox - not available anywhere else!  It's worth the wait, I promise!

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Xing!

But until then I’m giving you a quickie preview before heading out to the airport – just to whet your appetite!

There are 12 quilts in the book – and I will do a “What’s in the book” Trunk Show post when we start pre-orders.  I’ve chosen just a few pages for this post.

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Emerald City!

Just wait until you see the up close photos!

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Day Break!

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Silver Linings!

Remember that windfall of grey strips after our Allietare Mystery?

I’ll still be sewing from all of those for quite a long while!

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Sand Castles – with an added dedication.

So much life happened in the making of these 12 quilts, in the writing of this book far beyond the technical directions.  Mark, this one is for you my brother.  And all of the memories we made together running on the beaches at Santa Cruz during our growing up years.  

I miss you every day.

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String Frenzy & Quilt Now bundle up for grabs!

While at the Birmingham Quilt Festival in England in August, I picked up a couple of favorite issues of UK’s #1 quilting magazine, Quilt Now.  One of them had MY interview in it – (What can I say, I needed a copy to bring home!)  If you’ve always wanted to check out Quilt Now but didn’t think you could find it here – they are also now at a few select news stands like Barnes & Noble, and at some Joann’s! You can also pick it up online at http://www.moremags.com/

I’ve noticed that the magazines also usually include a bonus.  The issue with my interview had a 6 1/2’’ square rotary ruler in it, and this issue has a wonderful bag pattern including all of the fixings and findings to complete the project.  NICE! 

I’m leaving for the airport so enough dawdling – Let’s get down to this thing!

SOMEONE is going to win the very first gift-away copy of my new book String Frenzy AND the Quilt Now issue complete with bag pattern and the metal bits to make it happen!

Will it be you?




Entries close November 12th at 11:55pm Eastern! I'll draw our winner in Tuesday morning's post, November 13th.


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Quiltville Quote of the Day.

Hexagon quilt found in North Carolina.

And yes, it’s been a tough year in many ways – but oh so good in so many others.

It’s all part of the process!

Off to the airport – have a wonderful Thursday, my friends!


55 comments:

  1. I can't wait it looks so amazing I love string piecing and those quilts are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. Oh, to get the 1st copy in a Gift away! That would make my year!! It looks wonderfull. I remember sending you Greys, lol

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  3. This looks like another WINNER!
    Hugs
    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  4. New book! New patterns!! Oh my!!!

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  5. So exciting! I'm sure no one has any idea how many hours go into the making of these quilts and the writing of this book. Can't wait to get my copy!

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  6. Congrats on the new book so exciting! I can't wait to see it!

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  7. Definitely going on my Christmas list! unless of course I win here!!! haha Safe travels on your last teaching gig of the year.

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  8. Looks like a real fun book !

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  9. Book looks awesome! I’ve been quilting vicariously thru Bonnie because my eyes have been too bad t sew! I have a huge stash languishing in my sewing room, beautiful machines to sew on and nit able to see to sew. Magazines have been helping as I can see them for shirt bursts if time. Hope I win!

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  10. This one is definitely going on my wish list, it looks Fantastic! Happy and safe travels to you :)

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  11. Book look awesome, added to my wish list.

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  12. So exciting! Happy for you as your new book rolls out.

    Sand Castles - I really enjoyed watching that one come together as you were working on it and posting about your progress. I'm not sure I ever caught the name before today, or maybe this is the first time you're sharing it. It's stunning, definitely a quilt I hope to make at some point, and I've been looking forward to that pattern being ready for release. Excited to see it in the new book! The dedication is lovely.

    Looking forward to the whole book, and sitting down to pore through the pages during the cold winter months ahead.

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  13. The book is BEAUTIFUL Bonnie! The work of a quilting genius who also happens to have a beautiful heart and spirit! ❤️ I don't purchase many quilting books, mostly magazines, but String Frenzy is at the top of my Christmas wish list this year!

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  14. You are an amazing designer and I’m inspired by each quilt you create! Thank you for starting me on my scrappy journey!!

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  15. You are so hard working and so very generous... thank you for the opportunity!

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  16. I saw Sand Castles in the planner--I knew that it was one I must do! I'm thinking it will be my first project from the new book. Thanks for the chance for an advance copy.

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  17. last summer i was working on green stri4rngs... i had an idea for a green quilt! Well, after i made a few and cut a few and worked around and was very unhappy with the 'look' -- Lo... Lo and behold you came out with a sneak peak of Emerald City... i've been waiting most patiently (not really) for that book and now I only have a little bit longer What a thrill and sense of accomplishment for you to hold the finished product in your hands... Congratulations on another 'launch', xo Cats in Carlsbad

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  18. Ooooo, I can't wait to get my hands on it! :)

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  19. I would love to add this to my Bonnie library!

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  20. Thank you for much Activity!

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  21. Sand Castles s my favorite out of the photos I’ve seen. I loved watching it come together as you were working on it on quiltcam. It is even more special seeing you dedicate it to Mark! What wonderful memories! Maybe that’s why I love it so much and didn’t even realize it...I hate the beach, but I loved making sand castles as a child and with my children. Can’t wait to make that one!

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  22. Recently when your name came up in a LQS, the shopowner quickly jumped up to say, "You know she doesn't make all those quilts herself. She hires people to make them for her." I was shocked, and I don't even know why she felt the need to make that pronouncement. Since this was during a shop demo, I was not in a position to correct her, but I made sure those around me knew she was wrong adn that you most certainly do make your quilt. All they have to do is follow your blog to see it happen! I know there are other quilt designers who design and don't make all their designs themselves -- to each their own -- but, Bonnie, I know you do because you have explained to us how often you make units for fun without a plan of what they will ultimately end up being. We watch you make these quilts and we learn so much in the process. Keep doing what you do!! AND hubby has already been given the info on when and how to order your new book as my Christmas gift. LOL

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  23. OH WOW! I would love to win a copy of your book - have been wanting to make a scrap Civil War quilt and this would be perfect! Thanks for the give away!

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  24. Wow. That Emerald City quilt looks fabulous. Can't wait to get the book and check that one out.

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  25. Ohhhhh, my next new book!!!!!!! I can't wait!

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  26. LouAnn McGraw
    Fabricvista@yahoo.com

    Can barely wait to order your book

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  27. So Excited! I am planning to take your classes in Denton, TX in February with patterns from this book!

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  28. I am so looking forward to this book! I would love to win but if I don't Hubby doesn't know it but this is a Christmas present he will be giving me! Good Luck everyone! What a wonderful gift away! Thank you Bonnie for your generosity and for the opportunity to win this package!

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  29. Oh this would be a wonderful win.

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  30. We are so fortunate to have you in our world. Thank you Bonnie for all you do. Love what I see in that new book of yours!

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  31. Don't you wish that 'new book' smell stayed forever? It's like the 'new car' smell. I can never get enough. :)

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  32. I would love to win a copy of your book before I could buy it. I have all of your others and have made a few of your designs. Love all you do for us .

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  33. Ohhh You will be doing the drawing for this on my birthday ... what a wonderful birthday present it would be to win this bundle!! Safe travels Bonnie!!

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  34. Sure would love to win your new book.

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  35. Oh I can hardly wait! There are so many beautiful quilts that I've been admiring as you make them....Looking forward to adding it to my "Bonnie Shelf".

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  36. Your new book looks amazing Bonnie. I especially love the peek at The Emerald City.

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  37. How exciting for you, so nice that it’s all fallen into place I can’t wait to order my copy.
    I’m making the wanderlust table runner that I received the pdf for with your last book as a Christmas gift, hope she loves it as much as I do.
    Hope you have a wonderful trip, safe journeys.
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

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  38. This book looks amazing. You are so generous and work so hard. Thank you for all that you do for the quilting community. cpup40@aol.com

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  39. How exciting. I can only imagine how excited you are to get them in after so much hard work. I saw a picture of the cover a good while back and searched like crazy to find the book I didn't have, only to figure out it wasn't published yet. I have been attending awaiting its release! Congrats on another awesome book release I am certain.

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  40. I am thrilled for you, Bonnie. You are heading into an exciting Holiday Season with family, friends and a wonderful new book! Best Wishes to you and your family.

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  41. I am full of joy, glad to be alive and a part of Quiltville. Thanks for all you do and share to make quilting that much more fun! I hope I'm lucky enough to win a copy of your book!

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  42. Have a wonderful trip. The book looks amazing! I would love to win this give away!!

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  43. Enjoy your blog! It is my morning read.

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  44. Hey, Bonnie! How can we pre-order the new book? When you go into your shop, it doesn't let you pre-order.

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  45. Congratulations on the release of your book "String Frenzy". Looks like it will have exciting quilts to make. Can't wait to see it.

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  46. Love all of these Quilts you have posted from your new book. My favorite so far was Sand Castles. I grew up during my High School years in San Jose California and I too used to go to Santa Cruz. Loved the ocean and boardwalk. Thank you, can't wait to get my copy.

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  47. Bonnie, Congratulations on the release of String Frenzy. What an exciting time for you and for us. Good luck on your last workshop and lecture of 2018. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Gift Away. I look forward to being able to hold a copy of String Frenzy in my hand. Have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Enjoy the time with your family.

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  48. How exciting for you Bonnie! (and your fans too:-) ) I have been looking at my bulging pile of strings thinking I need to make them into something and saw a couple quilts pass by on the pages preview that I am looking forward to trying.
    Thanks once again for your gift-aways. Your generosity and talent are very special.

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  49. I am a huge fan. It is wonderful there are people like you who publish books. Your energy is amazing. Thank you for sharing your gift with us all. Look forward to your new book.

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  50. You always inspire me. Thank you for all you do.

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  51. Awe, missed out on my entry for this lovey gift away!!! Our time differences means that we only have a limited time to enter!! But I will keep trying!!! :)

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  52. Thank you so much for a chance to win one of your amazing books. ��

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