Thursday, August 15, 2013

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY -- A RUSSIAN JOURNEY IN QUILTS

Okay, Okay......  I promised some time ago that I would be giving away a FREE COPY of my new book, A RUSSIAN JOURNEY IN QUILTS.  Well, the time has finally come.



Here's what you need to do:

1)  Leave a comment on my blog.  Please make sure that I can contact you or else I can't notify you if you are the winner.

2)  You can get a second chance to win the free book if you become a follower AND leave a second comment telling me that you're a follower.

Here's what you need to know:

3)  The winner will be selected randomly.

4)  This FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY will run from August 15th until August 30th.

5)  If I get a lot of comments and new followers, I may just be inspired to give away a copy of my first book, too -- ORPHAN BLOCK QUILTS.  So, share this Giveaway with all your quilting pals!

________________________________________________________________________________

Now onto other fun stuff!

Recently I've been cleaning -- no, make that organizing -- my studio.  Truthfully, I haven't done this since April so I really had stacks and stacks of fabric and supplies to put away.  I sorted my fabrics, choppped up the smallish pieces into charms and strips, and even folded the yardage into uniform-sized bundles.  Then I put the nicely folded yardage into my storage drawers, which are of course mostly organized by color.  I do organize some fabrics by collection, however -- Americana, Halloween, Christmas, and a few places where I put "special" things such as kits or collections.

I even sorted through my batting scraps -- putting the cotton in one bin and the poly in another bin.

The studio is looking better, but there's still too much stuff in my small dungeon space.  Sigh.....I guess I'll have to keep working at it.  But now I have to get back to actually quilting.  I have two projects for an Annie's Crafts book and a baby quilt to quilt for a friend.  Of course, I also have several new submission in with a couple of quilt magazines, so we'll see what happens.

To make quilting even more enjoyable, yesterday I treated myself to a new dream sewing machine -- a Janome Horizon 8900.  Have you seen this machine yet?  It has an 11" throat!!!!!  How wonderful that is going to be for my free motion machine quilting.  The machine is on layaway right now, but the time will hopefully go fast until I will be ready to bring it home.

Tomorrow I have my first trunk show and book signing for my new book at my friend Melanie's shop, Quiltessentials,  in Pittsfield, PA.  This will be my third year participating in her free Friday Night Summer Lecture on the Lawn series.  Wish me luck!

In the meantime, don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win a copy of my new book, A Russian Journey in Quilts!  Good Luck to everyone!!!!



27 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'd love to win either book! I hope you get enough comments :) Thanks for the chance!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great giveaway!
    Count me in please!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Gill! Glad you're a follower. Good luck with the giveaway!

      Delete
  4. don't look now...but I'm following you.... lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Uh Oh......now I'm feeling paranoid. :) Thx, Yvonne!

      Delete
  5. I would love to win your book! :)
    sheila.fernkopf@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am now a follower.....
    :) Sheila
    sheila.fernkopf@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to win your new book. I have your first book and like to read the stories that connect with quilt history.

    betcrawford@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad that you liked my first book. I'm not biased or anything (LOL!) but I think my second book is even better than the first one! Thx for joining the fun!

      Delete
  8. I didn't follow..I could use a good book to read. Thank you Sew Peacefully.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've been following you for a while (though my browser doesn't seem to let me comment :(

    Would LOVE to have a copy of your second book :) To go with the copy of your first book!

    Happy Sewing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Joy! So glad you are joining the fun! Help me get all of the other quilters we know to stop in too! Cheers and good luck!

      Delete
  10. quilt books are almost a necessary as fabric. winning yours would be extra special since I could ask you to sign it. Enjoyed the first one(Orphan Blocks) I imagine I will enjoy this one too. Pat Chechak

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey there Pat! Glad you stopped by the blog! See you Tuesday night! :)

      Delete
  11. You got a 8900Janome,, AWESOME ! You will love it. I have the 7700. And love it. Margie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Margie....are you my cuz Margie (if not, please excuse...)? Yes, my 8900 is on layaway.....someday I will actually get to sew with it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      Delete
  12. Just hopping from blog to blog you sometimes come to some great blogs. Sometimes a title invite me to look further. Your book looks real interesting. I love books about family history and quilts. Greetings from the Netherlands.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Yvonne, How nice of you to stop buy.....and enter my book giveaway!

      Delete
  13. Woohoo! I don't enter many giveaways. I only enter if I really like the prize. Guess what, I'm entering this time. Your book looks very interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Of course I'm a follower (and have been for a long time now). Congrats on the new book. I saw that Janome yesterday at a quilt store. Enjoy it when it arrives.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Cheryl! SO glad you were able to finally leave a comment! Good Luck!

      Delete

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. If you're not a blog follower, I hope you will be!

Quilt On,

Tricia Lynn Maloney,
The Orphan Quilter