Geared for Guys – quilts for the men in your life + Giveaway

You may remember our talented friend, Emily Herrick, pattern and fabric designer extraordinaire? (Not to mention, all-around fun person?)
Well, she’s done it again! Emily has created a whole collection of masculine-inspired patterns in her new book Geared for Guys, with a fabulous contribution by QuiltDad – John Adams. I’m excited to be a pit stop on Emily’s blog tour so that I can share her new book with you.
Geared for Guys has 8 quilts designed especially for, well, guys.  Emily also has very helpful information about color theory and fabric selection when working with a masculine color palette. It’s excellent.
One of my favorite quilts in the book is Switchback (above).  I watched Emily piece this particular quilt when we were at the same retreat last November. The fabrics and colors are gorgeous and I love the Missoni-inspired zig-zag look.
I also love the Caution quilt – another different take on the current chevron trend.
Busy Emily is on her way to quilt Market as I type (literally) to debut her latest fabric collection, Shore Thing for Michael Miller. If you loved Going Coastal last year, you will love Shore Thing.  And there’s a new version of that adorable madras plaid print, in case you missed out on that one last time.
If you are looking for some great guy-quilt inspiration, this book has got it. Geared for Guys in hard copy is available for pre-order for $14.75 in Emily’s etsy shop or available right now as a PDF ebook in case you want to get started on the perfect Father’s Day present.
Emily is also giving away a printed copy to you readers! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. (One per person, please.)  Winner will be picked next Monday, May 21. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.
If you want another chance to win, you could visit yesterday’s pit stop on the Geared for Guys blog tour, Amy’s Creative Side, or tomorrow’s stop, Blue Nickel Studios!
I am always on the lookout for masculine quilts. It would be super to have this book for inspiration. Thanks for the chance.


  1. says

    it&#39;s only boys in my family, this would be great to have to make quilts for the boys in my life :)<br />thanks for the giveaway!

  2. says

    This is a great idea for a book. Masculine quilts can be difficult to make; the inspirations in this new book could set of a trend of more masculine-type quilts in blogland!

  3. says

    I&#39;d love to win this book, I&#39;ve been dying to make a quilt for my boyfriend for ages but just can&#39;t seem to find the right pattern. These look perfect!

  4. says

    I&#39;m the lone female in my household so would love to win this ;&gt;) there are so many great patterns! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

  5. says

    There are so many quilts that tantalize me in this book – make me for your (brother, uncle, niece&#39;s husband, …). Thanks for the chance.

  6. says

    What beautiful quilts! Would love to add this book to my library. <br /><br />Thank you and Emily for a super giveaway and a chance to win.<br /><br />usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. says

    Really looking forward to adding this book to my collection. Switchback is already added to my list of &#39;must make&#39; quilts. I&#39;ll make it for DH, but he&#39;ll have toshare because it&#39;ll be on OUR bed.:)

  8. says

    I love love love that Switchback quilt!! I have two boys getting ready to move in with each other and I think they need a version of that!

  9. says

    I, too, love the switchback quilt. I showed it to my husband, and for the first time, he said, &quot;you should make that quilt.&quot; he&#39;s not always very fond of my design choices…

  10. says

    As I am a &quot;Gamer&quot; I can&#39;t resitst to play for the chance to win this fantastic Must Have Book, but definetely I&#39;ll make the odd ball quilt. thanks for the chance xox

  11. says

    I love the quilts that I&#39;ve seen from this book. The quilt with the big chevron is amazing!<br /><br />brookeali(at)

  12. says

    I do get stuck trying to come up with some ideas for &quot;guy&quot; quilts, they don&#39;t all like to fish or cheer for sports teams! Thanks for the review and a chance to win Emily&#39;s book. In any event it&#39;s on my wish list now at Amazon.

  13. says

    I love the idea of the &#39;guys&#39; quilts. It&#39;s so hard. I find the same thing when scrapbooking and cards. Great inspiration here

  14. says

    I&#39;d love to win a copy of the book–I&#39;ve got one cutie gearing up for college so I&#39;d like to make him a quilt to take with. Cool guy patterns are hard to come by–thanks for the giveaway!

  15. says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The zig zag pattern is definitely on my to do list for our bed! I loce the colours &amp; the other half wont complain its too girly = WIN WIN :)

  16. says

    What a great book! I love Switchback and my brother wants me to make one for him to take on his road trips. he says it reminds him of the mountains he loves so much. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. says

    I think it is great to have more ideas for &quot;manly&quot; quilts. I am making one now and I wish this book had been out before I started.

  18. says

    Being the only women among 3 men in my household, it would be nice to have some more masculine quilt options. Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. says

    I have been wanting to have a really good book just for men and this one certainly looks like the one. Thanks for the chance to win it. Blessings Sandra

  20. says

    Great giveaway, Amy! I love that quilt, and I am DROOLING over that new fabric collection! Can you sneak some into the book when you pick me to win? Ha!! Thanks for the chance!

  21. says

    I really like that chevron quilt you showed. My favorite so far of the quilts I&#39;ve seen from the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. says

    I&#39;ll have to add the book to my shopping list! I have a son and husband that I&#39;d like to sew for a lot more!

  23. says

    Even though they are &quot;geared for guys&quot;, I really love the quilts I&#39;ve seen in this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. says

    Hello, This will be a great book to have, just yesterday my son asked if I could make him a quilt. I have never made one, but someday I hope to make one for all 4 sons. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. says

    With two boys I am always looking for quilts with a masculine feel, so &quot;Geared for Guys&quot; would be a perfect addition to my sewing and quilting library.

  26. says

    Would love to have a copy of this book! I have three nephews and finding patterns for them is hard. This would make life much easier for me! :)<br /><br />Thanks!<br />Sandy A

  27. says

    Can&#39;t wait to get a copy of this book (if I don&#39;t win, that is!) It&#39;s about time we got more masculin inspired quilts…

  28. says

    MY DH, just asked today if there were any quilts that would reflect a mans needs. LOL<br />I sure would liek to win this for him, so I can make hima quilt he would like, I made him a remberence quilt once. thanks for this offer

  29. says

    This is a great book! I can&#39;t wait to see the rest of it…that is, I&#39;ll wait to see if I won the giveaway, and if I haven&#39;t, I&#39;ll hurry to my favorite quilt shop to buy one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. says

    I love the look of this book &amp; think it&#39;s such a brilliant concept. And the quilts are amazingly gorgeous – in a masculine way, of course! Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. says

    I&#39;d really love to win this awesome book! I think Switchback is my favorite design of all that I&#39;ve seen on the blog tour from this book. Thanks for the chance!

  32. says

    My husband is feeling jealous of all the quilts I have made for friends. He would love his very own guy quilt. This book looks like just the one I need to inspire me.

  33. says

    Would love to win a copy!! Would make great gifts for the men in my life! Love Going Coastal and Shore Thing looks like another great fabric line! Thanks for the chance!

  34. says

    My husband was reading over my shoulder and said, &quot;Wow, I like that quilt.&quot; I&#39;m sold. He needs a switchback quilt now!

  35. says

    I love the Switchback quilt. The design reminds me of a Navajo blanket. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. says

    I like these modern quilts and would love to win the book so I can quilt something for my (grown) son.<br /><br /> trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

  37. says

    What an awesome book! I always struggle with quilts to make for my husband and my 2 sons. This will be the perfect solution! Thanks for the giveaway. I also love Emily&#39;s fabric line.

  38. says

    I have never thought about doing a quilt for the guys in my life (husband and son) but know they would love one. This book would be a great help!

  39. says

    Thanks for the intro, I hadn&#39;t heard of this book. Would be fun to win, I love the quilts. My dad turned 80, and I&#39;d love to find a good guy pattern to make him a quilt.

  40. says

    I have a house full of boys who would love for me to finally make them a quilt geared towards guys…I think they are a little over the girly quilts :) Thanks for the great chance :)

  41. says

    Thank you for the chance to win this great book! I have grown up son&#39;s who would love me to make them a quilt as their sister gets them all at the moment lol :)

  42. says

    I missed the boat on Going Coastal so I am determined to get my hands on some Shore Thing to make my beach blanket. This book looks fabulous!

  43. says

    I have been reading about this book on several quilting blogs and know a husband and three little boys (ages 8 down to 8 months) that would benefit from me getting my hands on a copy of this one. :)

  44. says

    The blog posts about this book make me so anxious to get it — such great designs! I&#39;m also looking forward to the new fabric line since Going Coastal was so cool.

  45. says

    I&#39;d love to win a copy of this book!!! I have two sons and a husband and have a hard time finding quilt ideas that aren&#39;t &quot;girly.&quot;

  46. says

    I would just love a book of quilts for guys as there are several males I would love to make a quilt for! Thank you for the =chance at the giveaway!

  47. says

    I have been enjoying reading about this book online!! I&#39;d be thrilled to actually win a copy!!! :-) Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

  48. says

    Wow! This is such a perfect opportunity! My only son has recently asked for a quilt for his new home and I&#39;ve been racking my brain with color schemes and design ideas for him so this book &#39;popping up&#39; is ideal! I would love the chance to win it – thank you!!!

  49. says

    I&#39;ve got a half yard set of Joel Dewberry set aside for a quilt for my hubby. Several of the patterns are calling my name!

  50. says

    Throwing my name in for a possible win on this book. It looks like a treasure!! I&#39;m also making the fabric a high priority on my shopping list.<br /><br />Thanks for posting this!!<br />BethAnn from Texas<br />

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