Monday, May 14, 2012

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!

WINNER!
I am always on the lookout for masculine quilts. It would be super to have this book for inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

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Cossebooms said...

I love this idea of having options for boys quilts. Kind of hard to find patterns that will work. thanks! pfh04@msn.com

Sallie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenni said...

Very cool! I'm definitely going to have to get a copy of this book. :D

Christine said...

Always wanted to make a quilt for my son, but never found anything that would appeal to him. Great idea!

nicole said...

it's only boys in my family, this would be great to have to make quilts for the boys in my life :)
thanks for the giveaway!

noodledogknits said...

I love the new trend in the craft world: to include items for men. This book is sure to become a trusty resource.

VickiT said...

This looks like a great book for anyone. I'm sure we've all got at lest one guy we need/want to make a quilt for

Kelly O. said...

this is such a great concept for a book!

Heidi [Grizz 'n' Dove] said...

Just in time for father's day!! Looks like a great book

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu gostaria muito deste livro,afinal é sempre bom o aumento de opções masculinas,e para sairmos do xadrês e listras.obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Heidi Staples said...

Love that quilt you pulled out of the book...beautiful! Thanks for sharing a copy!!

cakegirl said...

What a great idea - quilts for guys! Thanks for an opportunity to win a copy of this fabulous book.

B Greene said...

I love seeing the ideas for quilts for guys - they are few and far between! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie in WA said...

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!

M-R said...

I am surrounded by boys so clearly I need this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway -- the book looks great!

lia said...

All boys her. I would like to be inspired by this book. Greetings lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

Carla said...

I could definitely use this book too :). I have six sons! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Julie Romero said...

Wow...love the switchback quilt, would love to win the book...definitely going on the I want list!

Katie B. said...

I love these patterns!

Suvi said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Jamie Lee said...

How fun, thanks for the chance! I've never bought a quilt e-book, but I am going to buy the latest Fat Quarterly and give it a try.

L said...

Looks like a great book!

brenna said...

Would love to make one for my little guy!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a great idea ... quilts for guys! Love that first picture...sort of a bargello design only chunky and masculine! I love it!

MGM

Jessica said...

This looks like such a great book. I would love to win.

Michala said...

I'd love to win this book, I've been dying to make a quilt for my boyfriend for ages but just can't seem to find the right pattern. These look perfect!

RSHudson said...

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

Laurez said...

gREAT IDEA TO CREATE A MASCULINE QUILT BOOK!! aLWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS!
lAUREL/NJ
WHaeser1@aol.com

spazio sinfisi said...

thank you! id love to have a copy of the book!
m.

Marcia W. said...

There are so many quilts that tantalize me in this book - make me for your (brother, uncle, niece's husband, ...). Thanks for the chance.

JillianBean said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. :) I am looking for the perfect quilt pattern to make for my son, so the timing is perfect.

Summer Killebrew said...

The top quilt is gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wonderful patterns! I have lots of guys in my life and would love to make them each a quilt. Thanks for the chance!

Julie Thompson said...

Very cute (in the manly sense of the word) patterns!

Missy Shay said...

My husband would love it if I won this book! Thank you for the chance!

JenJohnson said...

i am dying to get my hands on this book!! thanks for the chance to win!

Sonia B said...

Thanks for the chance!

Johanna said...

I love Switchback!

AngieSue said...

What a great idea for a book - and the patterns look wonderful.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What beautiful quilts! Would love to add this book to my library.

Thank you and Emily for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Dirt Road Quilter said...

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

LT said...

I've loved all the sneak peeks were getting of this book. It all looks fantastic!

Angie said...

I have been eyeing this book and would love to win!

Gra said...

I would love to win the book. I find it a bit hard to put together a quilt for "the guys" in my life! LOL

Amanda K said...

Looks like an awesome book!

Dianna F said...

I'd love to win this book! What fun to have some masculine options.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This looks like such an awesome book. So glad to see one made with our guys in mind :-)

Liz DandeliondD said...

Cool fabric and I love the chevron quilt. I would really love to win this book. Thanks for the chance xxxx

Teri said...

Making quilts for guys is hard! maybe I need a book to inspire me!?

Jenny said...

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!

Andrea said...

I, too, love the switchback quilt. I showed it to my husband, and for the first time, he said, "you should make that quilt." he's not always very fond of my design choices...

Alex said...

As I am a "Gamer" I can't resitst to play for the chance to win this fantastic Must Have Book, but definetely I'll make the odd ball quilt. thanks for the chance xox

brooke said...

I love the quilts that I've seen from this book. The quilt with the big chevron is amazing!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

mascanlon said...

I do get stuck trying to come up with some ideas for "guy" quilts, they don't all like to fish or cheer for sports teams! Thanks for the review and a chance to win Emily's book. In any event it's on my wish list now at Amazon.

SWalter said...

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

Deb said...

Looks like a great book! Hope I win -

Denise in PA said...

This book looks great! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

♥Duff said...

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

Beeaunka said...

What a great idea! Perfect for all my boys. :)

Krista Hansen said...

That book is a great idea!!! There really is a lack of guy quilt patterns out there. I'd love to win!

Melissa said...

Would love to make some of the quilts for my boys!

lindsey said...

What a wonderful idea for a book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary W Quilts said...

Looks like a great book. That quilt looks like a Navajo rug. Would love to make one. Thanks for the giveaway. Mary

Pippa Parsons said...

oh fabulous giveaway, love the chevron one

Dresden Quilter said...

What a great idea for a book! I love the quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great book! I'd love to make a quilt for my husband.

Becky said...

I'm excited to see all the patterns in this book!

notqnot said...

My sons would love one of these!

Gina said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love the idea of this book!

Leigh Anne said...

Love those zigzags!!

LauraC said...

This book looks fantastic!

Barbie Mills said...

Switchback is such a great quilt! I love it!

Lindsay said...

I'd love this book! :)

LC said...

My husband's been after me to make him a quilt. I'd love to have this book!

memmens said...

Not sure I'll ever make a quilt for any of my 4 brothers but my husband would love one! thanks for the chance to win

Christie S. said...

Would love to win.

Kelli H said...

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

katiedidit said...

So far, I love all the quilts that I've seen made from this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Unknown said...

WHAT A NEAT BOOK!
THANKS FOR SHARING IN THE GIVEAWAY!
HAPPY SEWING/QUILTING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Crickets Corner said...

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.

FML Crochet said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

susan said...

I would love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

diane said...

I love that zigzag quilt. It reminds me of the Indian blankets my parents had when I was growing up.

Richard Healey said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Richard Healey

Joelle said...

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

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

Great idea for a book. There doesn't seem to be anything between plaid/moose/grunt quilts and feminine ones. This fills a niche. VermontPines at aol dot com

Diann said...

I really like that Caution Quilt and think Son #3 would too.

Claire Jain said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Jenny Stewart said...

Quilts especially for guys! what a Great Idea!!

Donna said...

I love this! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

Jennie P. said...

I would love a chance to win this book! Thank you!

Heather said...

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.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a fun giveaway! Emily's style is great, and her book looks like it will be fun-filled. Thanks for offering it to one lucky follower! (crossing fingers now!)
Donna

sandra said...

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

Vicki in MN said...

Awesome give away, I would love to have this book, Love Emily's patterns!

Abigail Cashelle said...

Ooooh, pick me, pick me!!! That book looks awesome. ;)

LittleLucyGoosey said...

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!

carolann said...

A book we have needed for a long time! Husbands, brothers, nephews, they all need quilts!

Lee said...

Thank you for the review~ this would be a great book for the guys in my life! thanks!

Katy Cameron said...

Loving the look of both the book and that fabric, thanks for the chance to win :o)

LeAnne said...

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

Cheryl Brickey said...

Those patterns look great!

C_kaminsky(at)yahoo(dot)com

ME said...

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

ELNM said...

Even though they are "geared for guys", I really love the quilts I've seen in this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

teachme2sew said...

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.

Carolyn said...

Love the quilts!

mags1179 said...

So excited to check out the book!

Leah said...

Thanks for sharing! Its so great to see inside the books as I have to order books online.

Ginny Worden said...

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

annemarie said...

I have three grandsons and would love boyish quilt ideas.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Sadly, I'm getting to the point where I just have trouble deciding what to do when a guy needs a prayer quilt. Could certainly use some versatile new ideas!

Shannon said...

Oh this book would be so nice for our quilt ministry, the guy quilts are so hard to pick patterns for!

scottylover said...

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! :)

Thanks!
Sandy A

quilt happy said...

i have a husband that would love for me to make him a quilt

beaquilter said...

sounds like a great book, I like the sample quilt!

Patti said...

the quilts in this book are just so great! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

Andrea said...

Can't wait to get a copy of this book (if I don't win, that is!) It's about time we got more masculin inspired quilts...

c said...

MY DH, just asked today if there were any quilts that would reflect a mans needs. LOL
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

Laurel said...

This is a great book! I can't wait to see the rest of it...that is, I'll wait to see if I won the giveaway, and if I haven't, I'll hurry to my favorite quilt shop to buy one! Thanks for the chance to win!

jmniffer said...

I am always on the lookout for masculine quilts. It would be super to have this book for inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

Leslie said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love pattern shown.

iluvmybugs said...

Looks like a perfect book for 'guy' style quilts! Thanks for the chance :o)
~Terry~

Almaelou said...

I like Switchback as well, although I would never be able to pick out the right colors. Maybe I will have to check out the book.

Alexis said...

I love the Geared for Guys book! I'd sure love that for inspiration for the men in my life.

The Rx quilter said...

Super fun looking book! I have the going coastal line and the next line appears equally as cool. Lisa in Texas

vintage grey said...

Love the quilts for guys!! It is always hard to think of way to make a quilt for a guy!! So, thanks!! Have a great week Amy!! xo Heather

lynaeve said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Patty said...

Great idea,a book of quilts for guys, thanks for a chance.

Sara said...

I could definitely use this book. My younger brother is the hardest person to shop/make for!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That looks like a great book for guy quilt patterns!

Carol said...

Great patterns in this book. Love the new fabric Shore Thing too.

Colleen said...

Awesome!

Fran said...

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

CJ said...

I think I could get a lot of use out of this book! I love that Switchback quilt.

Idamae said...

I hope I win! I have lots of menfolk around who want quilts! idaewing@yahoo.com

pizzaeater said...

I want to win! I need inspiration for my dad.

Valerie said...

I love the Switchback quilt and hope I win the book!

pforgerson said...

Looks like a great book to add to the quilting library

Jennifer Gail said...

Thanks for the chance:)

Kim said...

WoW! I love Switchback! I would love to make one for my DH.

Tricia said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Hubby is always complaining that he doesn't have his own quilt.

robin said...

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

justme said...

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.

Andra said...

This book looks awesome, I would love to win it. Thanks!

Helen said...

I would so love to win a copy of Emily's book--it has so many clever and funky quilts inside to drool over...

quiltma said...

Who would not want to win this book.... coming up with quilts for guys is not always easy.

Dianne said...

What a needed book! I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

PJ Sheen said...

Finally, some great patterns for guy quilts! I would just love to win this book.

Erin McSweeney said...

I would love to have this book in my collection

Jen said...

Looks like a fun book!

Karen P. said...

This looks like a great book! thanks!

Myra said...

Oooh, nice giveaway! Looks fun!

CitricSugar said...

Been dying to get my hands on a copy - thanks for the chance!

jabeybaby said...

I love that switchback quilt! This looks like an awesome book!

Kirsten N said...

These are such great patterns for the men in our lives- thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

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!

birdWatcher said...

Good to see patterns for the masculine--don't see many of those!

pasqueflower said...

Would love to win this book!

JLG said...

Oh my goodness! I would love to have this book! Thanks so much!

Shells said...

I would love to win this book. Those quilts are awesome!

coastal gray said...

Awesome idea...!!,

JoyceLM said...

I love the Switchback quilt too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jane S. said...

I love every single project that I've seen! Thank you for the chance to win this great book. :)

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I would love to win a book. I spy several quilts I'd love to make my husband!

Donna Joy said...

This is a great book, we always need patterns for the guys in our families. Thanks

Jennyroo said...

I love the look of these patterns. Switchback and Gamer are both fabulous!

Jennie said...

My husband was reading over my shoulder and said, "Wow, I like that quilt." I'm sold. He needs a switchback quilt now!

Karrie S said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I really want to make one of these quilts for my boyfriend. :)

Mischelle said...

It would be awesome to have a copy of this book. Thanks!

ciccia74 said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
b.zanninelli@gmail.com

Carla G said...

Very cool quilts! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous book! :)

emykay said...

Thanks for the chance! Quilts for the men who put up with our addiction seems like a pretty good idea :)

hueisei said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

Princess said...

Thanks for the oppotunity to win!

Sowing Stitches said...

Looks like a great book, perfect for all the guys graduating and headed out into new directions!

robin said...

I am so inspired! GUY quilts! What a great idea. I would love to win this book.

Sandy said...

I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity!=)

Wanda said...

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

trillium said...

I like these modern quilts and would love to win the book so I can quilt something for my (grown) son.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Margaret said...

I would love to win this book. I am always trying to come up with quilt colors and patterns for guys.

Layne Bushell said...

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's fabric line.

Thumper said...

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!

Tracy said...

I love that Switchback quilt! What a great book, would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

What a fun quilt book---I would love to make one for my husband! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janis said...

That switchback quilt moves! What a great idea to do a book of quilts with guys in mind.

Di~ said...

Thanks for the intro, I hadn't heard of this book. Would be fun to win, I love the quilts. My dad turned 80, and I'd love to find a good guy pattern to make him a quilt.

Anita said...

Wonderful quilts!
Antia

Anita said...

Wonderful quilts!
Antia

Jayme said...

I LOVE that pixelated chevron! (There's probably a different name for it) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Becky said...

I can always use some help coming up with new ideas for quilts that a man would like! Great giveaway!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :D

kkk said...

I would love to be entered for the book!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I'd love to get this book. I'm still owing a quilt to my DH, everyone's got one save him...

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love her fabrics and gorgeous patterns :)

Tammy said...

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 :)

hart44 said...

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

A.J. Dub. said...

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!

Naomi said...

I would love to win a copy of this! Being the only girl in a family of 5, I need all the boy ideas I can get!

tseykora said...

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. :)

Lisa Marie said...

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

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