Friday, March 8, 2013

BLOG HOP DAY 1

Hello Dear Readers!

Today begins the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop. What fun! If you visit my blog between March 8th and March 14th, leave me a comment on the day's blog (yes, I am going to blog every day during this time, seriously) and you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of my first book, ORPHAN BLOCK QUILTS: MAKING A HOME FOR ANTIQUE, VINTAGE, COLLECTIBLE, AND LEFTOVER QUILT BLOCKS.



 I am going to put all of the participants' names into a hat on March 15th and will pull out the winner. If there are a lot of participants, I might just give away a second book! Or maybe some magazines as I have stacks and stacks of magazines featuring my quilts now. WAHOO! Let the fun begin!

This week I've been feeling decidedly happy. Or perhaps it's giddy relief? I think it has something to do with getting all of my new book project stuff off to my editor, Kent, including the quilts themselves. Also, I think I've got a touch of spring fever too.

At first I thought I'd feel like something was missing once I sent everything, but actually I'm feeling the opposite. I feel like I've found something. Maybe my mind?? Or perhaps my sanity???? Or maybe it could have something to do with actually being able to sew again. Before I sent in all my book stuff, I was chained to my computer and didn't see my sewing machine for weeks and weeks. Sigh.... But now I'm back in the studio working on four quilts and one bag for magazines, and three memory quilts for a neighbor. Oh, I have a couple class samples going right now too. I am SEW HAPPY to be quilting once again.

Until tomorrow!

88 comments:

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

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  2. This looks like a great book - I think Orphan blocks are intriguing! A friend gave me some blocks that were made by her grandma, and I've made a few pillows from them for her. I'd like to get more ideas for using them. Best of luck with your publication!

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. WOW working on four quilts, I too have been KRAZY enough to do that at 2 different occasions, when I had to make 4 neices quilts and then when I had to make 5 males quilts, all gifts.
    Anyway, thank you for the chance/es to win your great looking book, Cindy Aus.

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  5. Ohh the page reloaded and now I see the comment box-- whew! That was scary, as I have a similar blog template and don't want that to happen! I am really interested in how to best use orphan and vintage blocks!

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  6. You are so generous in your giveway. What a wonderful book to be able to have for yourself and is part of your collection to keep forever. Thank you for the chance to win. That is really one thoughtful gift. One that comes from the heart and is also personal.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  7. I would love your book, thanks!

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  8. Thanks for a chance to win your book!

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  9. Great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to enter. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Nice giveaway thanks for the chance.
    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  11. Looks like a great book! What a great giveaway!

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  12. Congratulations on your book! I'd love to win a copy!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  13. This is a wonderful idea for a book, everyone has a few orphans that need homes and purpose. Thank you for the chance :)

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  14. Oh I could use some help with orphan blocks. There is always some lurking around my sewing room.

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  15. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I would really love to win the book! Thanks for the chance!

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  17. What a great idea - I never can come up with good ideas to use up those stray blocks, can hardly wait to see what you come up with.
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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  18. That's a lovely idea! I've got a box where I collect orphan quilt blocks that were left over after piecing a top together. But I still dont't know what to do with them, maybe your book could inspire!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  19. What a great book...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  20. I would love to get more ideas on how to use up those left overs... I hope I win!

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  21. Thanks for letting us stop by. Congratulations on your book! I want to do that too. Stop by Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a minute (right) and we'll chat. See you. Oh, I'm so glad someone is looking after all those orphans!

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  22. Great giveaway, will you autograph it for me? Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  23. I sure could use some ideas on how to make use of my orphan blocks. Thanks sew much for this chance to win your lovely book. :-D
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I love the idea of your book, very clever and I'm sure extremely useful being as every quilt has Orphan Blocks, Thank You!

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  25. Nice giveaway - thanks for a chance to win.

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  26. I have a special space near my design wall designated for and littered with orphan blocks. They are a kind of scrapbook of memories for me since I have given away so many quilts. What a great idea you have for the book and I look forward to reading your ideas!

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  27. Congratulations for the new book! would love to win, thanks so much for the chance :)

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  28. I'd love to win your book, I have a lot of orphan blocks!

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  29. Oh I definitely have some orphan blocks even a few vintage ones that I have no idea what to do with. I could use this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  30. I have some left over blocks and a few vintage blocks, this book would be perfect!
    Barb@Witsend

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  31. I have a bin full of orphan blocks. I always say I'm going to use them but them I start a new project and back they go, with the additional of another one or two. Congrats on your book. Thanks.

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  32. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  33. Great giveaway! I would be happy with some magazines!

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  34. Nice giveaway, Thanks!
    whatthebobbin dot com

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  35. Nice giveaway - thanks for a chance to win.
    Trine/Norway

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  36. This sounds like a fascinating book. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks so much for having this giveaway.

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  37. Please add my name to the drawing - - and then...pick me! :)

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  38. HI! NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    CONGRATS ON YOUR BOOK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway! Ambitious to blog everyday!

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway; I have a collection of orphan blocks I really need to do something with.

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  41. Oh thank you, I dont have many books as yet for quilting. thanks for a chance to win.

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  42. Thanks for a chance to win that beautiful book. I love quilt books.

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  43. I would love to win your beautiful book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway of your book which looks like a great one to have.

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  46. The book sounds great! Would love to be a lucky winner!

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  47. Oh, sounds like a great book...and who doesn't have orphan blocks? Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  48. Great giveaway - and congratulations not only on your book, but also on sewing again!

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  49. I have been wanting this book. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the upcoming book!

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  50. I would love to win your book.Thank you for the chance.

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  51. I have some orphan blocks that I could use your book to help me know what to do with them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I could use this book as I have a large plastic bin full of Orphan Blocks! After 25+ years of making quilts, you can imagine how many I have. I've made some pot holders with a few but, it seems such a waste of lovely blocks! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. I would love this book as I have a large plastic bin of Orphan Blocks. After 25+ yrs of making quilts, you can imagine how many I have. I've made pot holders with some, but, it seems such a waste of lovely blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Looks like a great book. thanks for the generous prize.

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  55. Quilt books are my fave; magazines too!

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  56. Sounds like a great book. I seem to have an orphan block left over from many of my quilts and sometimes it is nice just to make one pretty block but then I don't know what to do with it. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. tmforjc (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. Looks like a great book. I would love to win!

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  59. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize and taking part in the hop.

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  60. Wow, you are amazing to finish a book and be straight back into magazine work. I am so impressed. Hope you get some time to sew for fun too. Thanks for sharing

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  61. Congrats on your book and getting your sanity back. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and for being in the blog hop.

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win! The book looks great!

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  63. hmmmm.... orphan blocks? I've never tried to do anything with them other than cut them up and put them in a scrap quilt :)

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  64. SO glad you are so happy! Maybe it is spring fever?

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  65. I don't have your first book, but, I'm looking forward to your second book coming out. Thanks for the chance. You've been missed in blogland lately, but, I understand how hard you've been working on that new book.

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  66. I there. Thanks for the give away.
    Tammy

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  67. What a great idea for a book. Thanks for participating in the Quilters' Blog Hop Party.

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  68. I would love to win a copy of your book, great concept, I could use this!

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  69. This book looks fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  70. Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful book.

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  71. lovely giveaway, thanks for a chance to win

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  72. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

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  73. Orphan Quilt Blocks is a great giveaway gift!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I'd love to have Orphan Quilt Blocks in my quilting library!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  76. There sure are a lot of orphan blocks hanging around my place waiting to be put to good use! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  77. Thank you for a great give away and sunny wishes from Greece!
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I could use this. Thanks for a great give away!

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  79. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book - It looks really nice

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  80. thank you for this chance to win. hugs Alessandra

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  81. This looks like a great book. I know so many people with orphan blocks.

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Tricia Lynn Maloney,
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