Monday, June 16, 2008

A Birthday Give-Away!


Jackie from the blog Canton Village Quilt Works is celebrating her birthday next Monday, June 23rd. (Happy Birthday, Jackie!) She has a fabulous give-away in honor of her birthday. Visit her blog to find out how to enter to win!

Jackie's birthday give-away hit a chord with me. Next Monday, June 23rd is my birthday, too. I love the idea of doing a birthday give-away. I was waiting until my 100th post to do a give-awy, but I've still a bit of time to go as this is only post number 60. With Jackie's approval (I e-mailed her), I also will celebrate with a birthday give-away. My give-away is not as BIG as her give-away. I have several "quilty" items that I would love to share with a lucky blog reader. I'll gather them up and post a picture later this week.

 To enter the drawing:
  • Post a picture of a quilting book that you like on your blog. Give us the author and title.
  •  If you have made a quilt from the book, posting a picture of your  quilt will give you a second entry for the drawing. 
  • Leave me a note in the comments section that you have posted a quilting book and/or picture of your quilt on your blogg
  • If you don't have a blog, please just leave the title, author, etc. in the comments section of my blog for a chance to win.

I'm a "book lady" or librarian. I love books. I love quilting books. It will be fun to see the different titles that are shared.


One of my favorite quilting books is Quilt-Lovers' Favorites Volume 6 by American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. I have not yet made a quilt from this book. I plan on making the quilt Diamonds Are Forever by Sandy Gervais on page 45 in black and white fabrics. I have all the fabrics collected and the book. It is on my list of projects. :) Maybe soo.....


14 comments:

Karin said...

Happy birthday to us...
happy birthdy to us......
zzzzzzmy birthday is June 27th-and I need to be reminded to go to S'n Q for my birthday discount. I forget it every year. Love the book and the quilt.

Sweet P said...

I posted my favorite book, actually it's a magazine, but it is my favorite printed material for getting inspired.

Great idea for a contest. I love books too.

Brenda said...

Love the idea of a give away. If Joe will let me go down the steps to my sewing room, I will definitely enter my favorite book.

Lori in South Dakota said...

One book??? Who can narrow it down to one, I posted two!! You can never have enough books. Happy Birthday!!

Pat said...

Becky,

I posted about two of my favorite quilt authors :) and shared a few pictures of quilts I have made with their patterns.

maggie said...

One of my favorite quilt books is Garden Party by Cynthia Tomaszewski. It's a book of applique quilts with flowers in all of them. I am just now working on one calle Dance of the Flowers. If you like applique and like flowers you will love this book.

Sue R said...

Lori is right, you can never have too many quilt books. I've posted about my favorite book, an oldie but goodie from Jinny Beyer.

Julia said...

One of my favorite quilt books is "Big Book of Best-Loved Quilt Patterns". There are so many adorable quilt patterns in it and I'm working on the Jacob's Ladder scrap quilt. My best friend's birthday is on the 23th, too. So I will think of both of you on Monday. Julia

Margo said...

Posted a book by Freddie Moran and a quilt I did ...it was named Freddymoran.com but I renamed it Colorful Waves on my blog
http://heartinhishandquilting.blogspot.com/ It was a lot of fun to do..

SewinSharon said...

My favorite book is Charm Quilts with Style by Bobbie Aug and Sharon Newman. I have made three triangle quilts from it and it's worn the pages are all coming apart. Have a wonderful birthday!!!

Mary said...

Hi Becky,

Oh I would love to play!!

My favorite of all time books in Winter Whimsies by Suellen Cochrane Wasem. I love snowmen and made, A Sampling of Snowmen from her book! I was sooo much fun to make! A lot of hand work and was my first time working with flannels...will post on my blog.

Hugs,

Mary

quiltma said...

One of my favorite is
1. I Can't Believe I'm Quilting
2. Quick Quilt Tricks by Billie Lauder

Shelina said...

Happy Birthday!
I might be too late for this, but I just posted my quilt book on my blog.
http://shelinascreations.blogspot.com/2008/06/quilts-made-from-book.html

Quilting Journey said...

Hi Becky! I'm having trouble getting blogger to let me post today but I am trying to play! My favorite (and first)loved quilting book was "Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!!!" by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. I made 12 of the quilting patterns it contained to teach myself to quilt...only I made patchwork pillows. I kept 6 and gave 6 away to my children's elementary school, here in Salem, OR. They sat on grade 3's reading couch for many, many years. Finally, the couch got old and was hauled off...I hope my pillows went to a good 'old patchwork pillow's home' because I sure did put my heart and soul into them! I don't even know if I ever took a photo of any of them.....this was in the late 80's. As an avid book lover, that book became my journey to the love of patchwork quilting that has been with me ever since!