Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Imagine Quilts by Dana Bolyard

If you've been reading quilt blogs for a while now, chances are you are familiar with Dana Bolyard of the Old Red Barn Co. I think this was one of the first quilting blogs I ever read.  I met Dana in real life about 3 years ago at the first Sewing Summit. She is every bit as generous and authentic and funny as she comes across on her blog.
Dana has just published her first book of quilt patterns with The Patchwork Place. Imagine Quilts: 11 Patterns from Everyday Inspirations was released just a few months ago. Dana sent me a copy to read - it is full of classic Dana style.
In the book Dana talks about where she finds inspiration for her whimsical quilts and designs - and helps you find some of your own sources of inspiration and talks about how to channel that inspiration into quilts that reflect your own style and view of the world around you.
The book also includes 11 quilt patterns. I think my favorite of all of them is Posy.  I need a good project for conquering curves, and I think this is just the thing to motivate me. Especially after seeing the Denyse Schmidt version by Di. Also be sure to check out Dana's newest version using vibrant blue paired with Alison Glass prints. 
Well, generous Dana has provided a lovely giveaway of an ebook version of Imagine Quilts for one of you along with a fantastic collection of Aurifil thread! Wowee! Check out those gorgeous colors inspired by April Rhode's Arizona fabric collection.

To enter leave a comment on this blog post. (one per person.) If you want to, share something that inspires your own quilt-making. Giveaway open until Sunday, August 24 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Winner: CarolAugust 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM
I'm easily inspired to start new quilts all the time by other quilters, the seasons, flowers, fabrics - actually almost anything. A new book and thread are also inspirational. 

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fdce3b14-27db-11e4-bd8b-c7858ee4b112 said...

I would love to win the book and the thread. Enjoy your blog. Kweather78@aol.com

Julie said...

What an awesome book. Thanks for the chance. Reading blogs, wandering through quilt shows and fabric stores inspires my quilting.

April said...

I love the combination of thread colors! They're perfect for fall, which is just around the corner, but they're still bright!

Diane said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

sbsudbury said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful book and thread collection. Reading blogs and my quilt guild's show and tell are always great sources of inspiration.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

Archie the wonder dog said...

That looks like a great book!

Jusmom1 said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!

Mary said...

Thanks for a chance to win! Looks like a beautiful book!

Joan said...

I'd love to win this great book and thread. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

martha said...

Books are the best inspiration for me thoughts and pics in one place! I should have been a librarian with my love of books.

Carol said...

I'd say that other quilts inspire my quilt making -- not very original, but that's the truth. This book looks fun! Thanks.

I am Just One Mom said...

Imagine Quilts IS inspiration to me. In terms of what else inspires me:
architecture and my staedtler watercolor pencils.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book and some yummy Aurifil thread!

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Wonderful give-a-way.

Greetings
Anja

Linda said...

HI,what a neat giveaway!
Thanks for your Blog+Giveaway!
Follow on Blog lovin'.

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

Nature usually inspires my quilts. So many great patterns and so much beauty to work with in nature, it seems like an endless place for inspiration! Looks like a great book.

annemarie said...

How exciting - sounds like a great book!

Jeanie said...

Thanks so much for this great giveaway! The book looks inspiring and thread is always a winner!

Anja said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I get inspirations from everywhere, but mainly blogs, where I save pictures of colour combinations I love. Sometimes I choose a pattern first, sometimes it's the fabrics that I would like to use and then I have to find or make up my own pattern that suits the fabric.

Michelle C. said...

I find myself taking pics of brick paths, architecture, the linoleum in a friend's kitchen -- with the best of intentions to use them as springboards for quilt designs.

carolann said...

Very generous prizes! I am inspired by the many talented bloggers who share their creativity. carolann427@aol.com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It looks like a great book! I enjoy reading Dana's blog too and Di's version is lovely too!

Birlot said...

I have been meeting with a group of like minded friends once a month for years. They challenge and inspire me.

Joyce Dollar said...

I am inspired but straight lines that move...love quilts with movement of faux curves.

Lisa Marie said...

Books, magazines, blogs, fabrics, nature, architecture -- inspiration is everywhere! For me, the hard part is choosing what to make next! Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win such nice prizes!

Patchwork and Play said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a great book! I am inspired by nature and the beauty around me!

Tamie said...

All of the bloggers out there inspire me to just get too it. So much creativity and talent.

Nena said...

Thank you for the opportunity and I get inspiration from everywhere - especially nature and natural materials.

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Love the look of this book! I'd love to be able to check it out further!

Katie said...

Such a lovely giveaway.

Melanie said...

I have to admit that all you bloggers have given me so much inspiration that I am willing to really switch things up with my quilt making!

Pauline G said...

Love this thread - it would help me machine quilt I know - and the book looks great

Alexandra DeZenzo said...

Aurifil thread is the STUFF!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE things like Instagram and Pinterest as my go-to's for inspiration! They're both so visually rich with the most amazing quilty eye candy! I also love reading blogs for the tutorials and great technical help...blogs are how I taught myself to quilt so I'll always hold a special place for them! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

gigi said...

Thanks for a chance to win!
gigiv13@gmail.com

Myriam said...

Lovely books and fabrics really inspire creativity. Thanks

Kelley Porter said...

Love the posy's for inspiration :) Looking at sunflowers as Dresden plate :)

Pip said...

Some of my inspirations are: patterns formed from light and shadow, flowers in bloom, the use of different colours on magazine covers, sometimes there is inspiration in the most mundane of places.

Lisa Kavanaugh said...

Blogs like yours inspire my quilting. I see a quilt pattern that may not be my style, but the color combo makes me want to run downstairs and start pulling the stash off the shelves. The ideas one blogger shares from another yet inspires a 3rd (ME) with a totally different idea. thank you for sharing with us what you do. And if I win, I will likely read some more blogs until it comes to me just what I want to use and create!
Thanks

lalaluu said...

I am envious of the bloggers who seem to get so much done! I am inspired to try to keep up!

Julie in WA said...

I am inspired by reading quilting blogs and by looking at quilt pictures. This book looks like such a fun one to work with!

Debbie said...

I am inspired by colors and prints, mixing the not so obvious and the end result turning out beautiful. That makes my day! Katn@ bellsouth.net

DebrafromMD said...

I am inspired by all of the blogs I read. I am amazed at all of the talent I am exposed to through my IPad.

Corey :) said...

I'm inspired by blogs and books - but I've yet to actually get up the nerve to try making a quilt!

linny said...

This looks like a great book for inspiration. I've never used Aurifil threads so would love a chance to do so. Thanks for the giveaway.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I am inspired by color!!!

Celeste Delostrinos said...

Color inspires me. I have yet to make a black-and-white quilt. Thank you for your kindness.

Karen said...

Thank you for hosting. I am a new quilter. Right at one year. Am building my book library and would enjoy the thread for sure. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

Kacey said...

I find inspiration from blogs and Pinterest! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura B said...

I find inspiration on all the blogs I read.

Gayle Fahrion said...

Blogs, blogs and more blogs. I tweak everything I do though. I get most of those ideas from blogs too.

dortha said...

Looks like a great book and some awesome thread. I get inspired by seeing things others make and figuing out how to make me.

Afton Warrick said...

I am most inspired by beautiful quilts and fabric. This prize wouldn't hurt my inspiration, that's for sure!

Margaret said...

Those thread colors are just gorgeous. They remind me of Sedona, Arizona. I think my quilting inspiration comes from whomever I am making the quilt for. I try to think about what they would like and enjoy, then design something to please them.

LeAnne said...

I'm inspired by the colors of nature. Looks like those threads would come in handy this fall.

Jo said...

What a beautiful quilt! I would love to win a copy of this book I can use all the inspiration I can get.Thanks to you and Dana for the chance.

Lorraine said...

I'm inspired by reading blogs and wandering around fabric stores. I like to imagine what I might make with each new line of fabric that catches my eye. I prefer bright colors and am always drawn to any line with red in it!

OhioLori said...

Awesome Give-a-way!! I am inspired by Blogs, Magazines/books,friends, my Kiddo's...nature! Everyday things for sure! :)

Bunny Wilson said...

Browsing inspires me! I can be browsing a new quilt book or someone's blog. Or, I can be browsing in a fabric store or at a quilt show - all of it brings out the ideas!

Caryn said...

what a great give away - love that book!

Joey Wong said...

Thanks for the chance. I love reading instagrama n blog for inspiration

Andrea said...

I'm inspired by the colors and shapes in nature and in designs in classic shapes. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lynne said...

Dana's blog has actually given me a lot of inspiration, she is so talented.
Blogs and Pinterest can be very inspiring. I would love to win Dana's book.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Audrey Mulloy said...

I am always looking for new inspiration...what a great book to have!!!

Jackie said...

I am new to quilting...thanks for chance to win!

babiesdoc said...

Dana's blog was also one of the first one's that I started reading just about 2 years ago.
I will have to look for this book
thanks for the giveaway

Linda said...

Great looking book and I love Aurifil tread. I am inspired a by the patterns of great quilters. Love blog.

Beth said...

A great book is always good inspiration!

JSPug said...

beautiful giveaway! many things inspire me! i love bright african prints because they often have color combinations i'd never think to put together.

Sandy said...

The quilts look beautiful! I recently got a quilt inspiration from the carpet in a hotel I stayed in… Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy Davis said...

Although I don't have an e reader I would have loved to read this book. You can sign me up for the thread though, if that is an option. Thanks, Kathy
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Janie said...

Mother nature inspires me. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Julie said...

Old tile floors are often a great inspiration.

vivoaks said...

Thanks so much for giving us all a chance at winning! I've always said I'm fairly good at following directions, but I have no creativity of my own. Wish I did, but there are so many brilliant people that ARE creative, I guess I don't really need to be! I'd LOVE that book & thread! Thanks again!!

my2cents said...

I'm often inspired by color palettes I see in the world: the spines of books, colors on a dinner plate, etc.

Southern Gal said...

There are so many great quilter bloggers out there. I am constantly inspired by so many each and every day. Thank you for the chance!

scottylover said...

I love Dana's blog! She is such a neat quilter (as are you.) :P Thanks for the chance to win.

I find inspiration from lots of different places. I especially like walking through the campus at work looking at the fretwork and gingerbreading on the buildings there.

Sandy A

PK Sews said...

Wow! This looks like an inspiring book. Thank for the review and the chance to win! I get inspired by quilting blogs like yours! One of my favorite parts of the day is spending a few minutes at the end of the evening surfing my favorite quilting blogs to see everyone's new ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Bri said...

I am inspired daily by all of the wonderful pictures on blogs, Instagram, and Facebook - got to love social media! It has really broadened my horizons - on many levels!

Jeanette said...

I was just looking at the Arizona line earlier! Ahh! Gorgeous. I'm most inspired by the fabrics, I think. I just let them tell me what they want to be. :)

Cindy P said...

Old quilts/ modern quilts , nature and old buildings inspire me !! Thanks for the chance and happy quilting !!

SBK said...

Hi, Amy -- thanks for the giveaway! I am often inspired by quilt bloggers along with classes and quilt shows (the Extreme Quilters, for example, and Road to CA).

Tina Short said...

It looks like a great book...another for the Santa List!

Allison said...

Blogs provide me with a lot of inspiration.

Trish said...

This is great! I would love to get my hands on that book. Thank you. I love just looking at quilts, that's all I need to get going.

birdWatcher said...

Mostly blogs but color, nature and my mom provide inspiration too!

dolores said...

I'm not entering the contest as I have the book...signed too!:) Did you see the Zip It? I pieced that one!!:)

Judith Rayhon said...

Always wanted to try aurifil thread.
Can't find it where I live
Dana's book would inspire me to try different color combinations.


Judy Rayhon

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I find a lot of my inspiration from other blogs, and the way quilters put colors and fabrics together. CDahlgren at live dot com

cari2178 said...

That looks like a beautiful book and equally gorgeous threads! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway :)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Most of the inspiration comes from the fabric itself... Otherwise, books and blogs!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Oooh, lovely on both counts. Thanks for the chance to win!

kate said...

Wow, quite a nice giveaway! The threads are gorgeous!
Kate

Stephanie said...

Beautiful and fun fabrics inspire me to sew.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gardens inspire my sewing!

moquilter9 said...

Nice give-away. Inpiration comes from blogs, magazines and my quilting friends. I make a lot of Quilts with my friends. Same quilt but different fabric choices.

Nelly Kelly said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity... Aurifil has become a staple in my sewing room, and this book is one I haven't seen yet. It looks amazing, and the idea of some help translating all that everyday inspiration is really appealing! Fingers crossed!

kshackabq said...

I have lots of Cuzco fabric leftover from two quilts. That design would be a perfect way to use them up. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! Will look forward to seeing your version of Posy Patrol.

Nancycim said...

The book looks inspirational and that thread is gorgeous.

Kathleen Gee said...

I think what inspires me most in my quilt-making is the people around me, whether it's someone I love that I'm making the quilt for, or one of my quilting friends who is making something amazing. Thanks for the chance to win that fun book and thread, Amy.

jpotkal said...

What a beautiful book. It's not very original, but what inspires me most ia looking at fabrics, other quilts & patterns to think about what I could do. Also love looking at art to get inspiration from how people use color.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I think I am most inspired by patterns in architecture. I love repeating textures and shapes. Looks like a great book. Thanks!

Dondi Murdock said...

I am inspired by color. Today in Utah we had the most beautiful clear afternoon skies. I don't think the mountains have ever looked this clear before at this time of the year. So I'm thinking clear blue and lots of shades of green. Plus white for the few remaining clouds. And everyone's flowers looked so bright, so there are all those colors to consider. Wow! Am I ever grateful for my eyesight! Thanks for letting us know about this new book.

pizzaeater said...

Thank you for the chance to win some awesome prizes. I am inspired by weather. I love the cold weather and looking at quilts that look inviting.

Theresa said...

The book looks awesome!!!, thanks for the chance
Pictures, my garden and the mountains I live by all inspire me..... But there is nothing like staring at fabric to get you going...

Vicky P said...

Looks like a book to add to my library. Thanks for sharing.

Sonya said...

Love this book of quilts. I'm inspired by my family, friends, and deadlines!

Rachal Chohonis said...

What a great giveaway. Love finding inspiration all around me, mostly nature inspired palates and geometric patterns that are everywhere once you start looking

Patti said...

What an awesome giveaway!
Reading blogs, magazines and books inspire me!

Paula said...

wel, my MOJO is gone. If anybody finds it, please do tell me. Thanks for this great chance!

maureen said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I usually check blogs and pinterest for ideas.

Becky said...

Dana's blog is one of the first quilting blogs I followed as well. The book looks awesome.

June D said...

What a fabulous looking book! Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

My inspirations are blogs and life!

: )

Beth said...

The people for whom I'm making the quilt often inspire me--their colors, their personalities, their loves.

Christine S said...

Most all of my inspiration comes from all the great blogs!

Mel said...

I want to make posy patrol. I'd love a chance to win this book!

thank you!

Sewing mom of 5! said...

I love new pattern books!

Janarama said...

Inspiration comes from color, nature, fabric, blogs, magazines, books, etc. Everything we see can become a quilt.

Miss Jamee Quilts said...

i like traditional quilts with a modern twist...this is right up my alley i think! thx for the chance to win!

allypally said...

I'd love to try making something up! I still have one kid without their own quilt, maybe I could find something in this book!

Sew Jacky O said...

Will certainly check this book out. I too need to conquer my reticence with curves!!

Renee G said...

This thread looks fantastic. I'd love to try working with it and the patterns.

Troublewithannie said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks to both of you for the generous giveaway.

Rafael's Mum said...

Dana's blog was one of the first I read as well and her first sew along with Old Red Barn was a godsend! Not only did it set me off on the 'forever path' of quilt making, it only brought me lots of ORBC friends! Sooo pleased she has finally done a book ! and I agree, it's wonderful! Lovely to meet you too Amy, and thanks for putting up the giveaway. Meeting Dana too is on my bucketlist. It will happen one day Dana!! xx

Susan said...

Oh wow! Look at those threads - just gorgeous.

DeborahGun said...

thanks for a great giveaway. The book looks amazing!

Elizabeth said...

What an interesting book! Usually looking through books, magazines and blogs inspires me to add more projects to my list - a list that is very, very long, but very very thrilling!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Margo Yang said...

The book looks great, lots of good pattern in it. Will have to look for it at my local quilt store.

Carol said...

I'm easily inspired to start new quilts all the time by other quilters, the seasons, flowers, fabrics - actually almost anything. A new book and thread are also inspirational.

Pierce Family Blog said...

I'm inspired by looking at blocks my grandmothers made.

Elisabeth said...

I get inspired by all the lovely things I see on IG but also everyday things, like a door or stack of cups. Thank you so much for a wonderful and generous giveaway!

Hildy said...

Great book! I'm mostly inspired by quilts I see online (blogs, pintrest, flickr) and in magazines.

Eva said...

It really looks like a lovely book, on top of the pretty patterns, I also love when the author is sharing her inspiration! I'm inspired by fabric, mostly and chance fabric combinations from my stash. The internet of course is a huge source of inspiration, but sometimes inspiration comes in unexpected places like floor tiles or the colours of flowers in a vase.

Harrysmum said...

I'd love to won a copy of the book, it looks fantastic! I get my inspiration from things all sorts of things but especially rainbows!

Pank said...

My little inspiration I was at Disneyland in the bathroom and looked down at the floor and saw a great hexi pattern and had to take a picture to try it out! Thanks for letting me share and enter the contest.

Hannele said...

Thank you for a generous giveaway! I do use Aurifil thread a lot - it is easily and about the only available quality quilting thread in Finland.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

Thanks for this giveaway!!!

ipatchandquilt said...

Super give-away!!!
Those thread colours are so soft and gentle without being baby-ish! A grownup touch of kindness!
Esther

Nicole Williams said...

I feel inspired by the people I want to make quilts for - the things they love, they're favourite colours, and things that remind me of their personality.
And then the eye candy of other quilters beautiful art works or pretty fabric never hurts! ;-)

valerie boudier said...

Interesting looking book and lovely threads valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

Krista English said...

Thank you for the introduction to Dana Bolyard. I'm new to quilting, but what inspired me to give it a try was Roxanne's Quilt Shop in Carpinteria. A wonderful friend took me there during a down period of isolation from crowds (church) and just not feeling well or myself during my recovery from a bone marrow transplant. The colors and brightness of all the wonderful fabric and her amazing examples of modern quilting and quilt art on the walls was magical and overwhelming! I've mostly purchased kits, but as soon as I finish my stack I'm looking forward to creating my own!

Audrey Hanson said...

Color is the biggest inspiration for me. It doesn't matter if it's, paint, fabric, flowers, clothing, dishes, etc., colors and the combination are happiness to me. That's why I like quilting so much, the blending of fabrics is endless and can be so unique.

Stacey said...

I love walking through fabric stores to get inspiration!!!

Anna said...

I would love to win the book and the thread.
Thank you very much for this oportunity

delaineelliott said...

Reading blogs and quilting magazines is what inspires me. Seeing all of the beautiful quilts and projects make me want to make every one of them. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Dawn P said...

this looks like an awesome book of some really great quilt patterns. The photography looks GREAT! Never win, but you never know unless you enter! LOL

charlotte said...

I love Dana's work. Seeing other quilter's work is what inspires me to keep making quilts.

Ivy said...

Wow! Love the thread and ebook. I am a brand new quilter....took a class recently and now I am hooked. I am inspired by the works of so many amazing quilters.

Barb said...

The book and thread are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie said...

*Color* is all the inspiration I need for making a quilt.
Thank you for the giveaway chance to win.

Digiscrapations said...

I love books! I would like to make the posy quilt. I could of course use some Aurifil thread. Thanks for the chance to win

Sigi G said...

Thank you for another wonderful giveaway on your blog, Amy! My best inspiration is just walking into my little sewing alcove and seeing the fabric and all the untried patterns I still would like to make.

Jeanine said...

That was certainly a tease! I can't wait to actually read the book!

Terri van Gulik said...

I would love to win that book. I find many things in everyday life inspire quilting. People watching on the bus, so many patterns and designs.

Emily C said...

I am inspired by browsing the blogs and looking at what other people have made. I usually find something I like some elements of and change it so the quilt is uniquely mine.

Jodie said...

I would love to make the Posy quilt...love the Alison Glass version. I find inspiration everywhere - whenever I see colors I like together, I make a note.

Cindy Anderson said...

Thanks for the givaway! The book looks great and I love aurifil thread!

Ann said...

Beautiful thread set! I'm often inspired by the woods near my house - the morning light through them is beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway.

Kris said...

The book looks great. I am inspired by so many things but I seem to always go back to nature for the most inspiration. Sometimes though things come out of necessity (like running out of fabric) which causes you to put your thinking cap on and create.

Gina said...

Dana's ebook AND Aurifil thread? Awesome giveaway! My quilting and sewing is inspired by reading blogs, visuals posted on Instagram, quilting/sewing books, fabulous fabrics…I love it all.

linny298 said...

I am simply addicted to color! Thanks for the giveaway. My thread stash certainly could use more color and the book is awesome.

Fran said...

I get inspired by all sorts of things - blogs, books, magazines, Pinterest & Instagram & everyday life. I see quilting inspiration all over the place. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book & the lovely Aurifil.

B DeGayner said...

I will have to get my hands on this book, since I LOVE both of the photos you shared! I am inspired by others more creative than I - I have a library of books and go through several blogs everyday. I have a huge computer file, and Pinterest pages, of quilts I want to remake, tweak a little, or once in a while, just plain copy!!

SuzyMcQ said...

Blogs, like yours, Amy, are a tremendous inspiration to my quilting. They keep me invigorated and creative, especially since I don't really have friends locally who are quilters.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa S. said...

I have been wanting to get my hands on a copy of This book since I first heard it was being published! I'm inspired by many things, who I'm making the quilt for, the environment around me, the fabrics I have to work with. There are so many things, sometimes it's sensory overload but then everything comes into perspective. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

Lisa

Keitha Graham said...

Other quilters inspire me.... both at shows and on the internet
Thanks for the opportunity to win these threads.... beautiful.

B. J. Woodlee said...

Reading blogs inspire me. Thanks for wonderful giveaway! b.j.day68 at gmail dot com

JaneRH said...

My very talented quilt friends inspire me. Though we have different talents and aesthetics, I am blow away by their awesomeness!

JanetD said...

The book looks fun. So much is inspiring-magazines, blogs, friends. Mostly the challenge of trying something new. Working hard this year on finishing projects so I can start on new ones.

Sharon Hughson said...

People inspire my quilting. I love the expert quilters I can access FREE on-line with their blogs. This book looks like fun.

Karen said...

I'm inspired (and informed) by so many generous bloggers and by beautiful colors and fabrics.

Susan Nattrass said...

I am responding to your wonderful give-away on the morning of my 43rd wedding anniversary. I would love to win Dana's book and those wonderful Aurifil threads, which I collect and use ..... great for all hand applique, but especially sewing machines! Susan

Carol Tauber said...

I love where her inspirations are from and adore the fall threads.

Tanya Simmons Weiss said...

What a lovely book! Thank you for the opportunity to win these great prizes.

Hitch and Thread said...

Art, stationery, clothing, buildings, blogs, magazines! So much inspiration, so little time. Sigh. Love the quilts in this book can't wait to see more!

Linda said...

I love her Elephant Parade! I am inspired mostly by pictures of other quilts, but I have noticed the last year or so that I view some everyday things as potential quilting patterns. The other day it was a bathroom tile floor - ewwwww!

Rickie said...

I would love to win a copy of Dana's book - and the Aurifil thread!

Charlene Boykin said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win! tomcharlene@gmail.com

Carol said...

That looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Tinliz said...

I am always interested in what inspires other quilters. This book sounds like a good read with great patterns.

Elaine said...

Beautiful book! Beautiful quilts! I'm in!
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Liz said...

I would love to win the book and thread. The Posy pattern is awesome.

Kathy said...

All of the talented pattern makers in blogland are what inspires me to just get sewing!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jennifer said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

I love to quilt, but have not ventured into designing. Not sure I even want to but I do receive inspiration from all the wonderful quilts I see on blogs, books magazines. Creative teachers also give me a lot of inspiration. Oh, and of course beautiful FABRIC!

kimberj said...

I am inspired by maps and aerial photographs :) Would love a new pattern and some thread!

Joyce said...

Inspired by quilt shows, samples in quilt shops and many wonderful blogs. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful book.

Bethany said...

I am inspired by fabric! I love seeing what designers find inspiration in and translate that into fabric! I am also inspired by blogs and bloggers!

SCStephquilts said...

I love Aurifil thread and would love to win this assortment along with this book. I enjoy quilts that are 'out of the box' and this book will be perfect for me.

Susan said...

Thanks for the giveaway you are sharing. I have several blogs marked that I read, yours included:) , but I haven't heard of hers. I'll take a look!

Laura said...

Color always inspires my quiltmaking.

NebraskaNative said...

Blogs inspire me to bust outta my box! I'd be a boring quilter without them. Boring is unbecoming. :) Cheers!

Jane Cisneros said...

Looks like a wonderful book and a generous giveaway ... thanks so much. I read blogs about quilting/sewing, knitting/crocheting, embroidery, cooking, home decor and photography that inspire thoughts of "Wouldn't that be beautiful in a quilt!"
Jane @ Handiworking.com

Suellen Dehnke said...

LOVE those thread colors. I tell you I could easily be thread poor (as well as material poor) just looking at all the pretty colors.

Suellen
sdehnke@hotmail.com

James Turner said...

This book looks amazing! I really like the Posy Patrol pattern, one I would love to try.

James Turner said...

This book looks amazing! I really like the Posy Patrol pattern, one I would love to try.

James Turner said...

This book looks amazing! I really like the Posy Patrol pattern, one I would love to try.

Irene said...

What a good looking book. Love the curves, too. irenehs63@gmail.com

Maureen said...

I would love to win this book and thread. I have been wanting to try something with curves, this would give me the courage to try.

Shannon Faith said...

This book looks amazing!!! I love the different colored shoes in the pictures!!! That is what inspires me... Random things old or new, usually with lots of color. Thanks for the giveaway. Shannon M.

Rebecca Barnes said...

You have such great giveaways. I am building a stash and also trying to learn about modern quilting..this book looks like a great resource.

Jeannie said...

Just being in a quilt store can provide me with inspiration and motivation. I don't need to buy a thing! Would love to win the new book!

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