Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quiltmaker's Small Quilts: Give-Away

Why 2 copies? Because I'm having a Give-Away! Leave a comment to enter. Two names will be chosen at random tomorrow to receive a copy of this new Special Issue of Quiltmaker's "Small Quilts."

The team at Quiltmaker magazine asked me to review "Small Quilts," and they provided the two copies to give away. They are very nice folks.

So I made a cup of tea and took a look. They've come up with a nice variety of quilts, some traditional like the two quilts above, and some modern "light and airy" designs that would be very quick to make. There's even a nice Amish style quilt with bright colors on a black background. They always show the quilts in an alternate color arrangement to help get the creativity going. They'd all be great done in scraps too.

If you have some baby quilts to make this summer, you're sure to find some good ideas to get you started. I find that it always recharges my battery to browse and study the clever quilts that these quilters come up with. So, I say take a look at this issue. It could be the start of some summer fun!
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120 comments:

RustyBird said...

Small quilts are great when you are a super-slow-crafter like I am!

Leeanne said...

Small quilts can be a great way to try a new technique or a block you haven't ever tried before.
Very generous of you to do a give away.

Helen said...

I'd love to win a copy! I seem to be making a lot of baby quilts lately so I'm looking for some new patterns.

Thanks for hosting the give away!

Kim said...

I haven't made alot of small quilts since my children were little. I would love to get back into making small ones to decorate my home.

Quinta da Quilter said...

Love small quilts! They are so much easier to actually finish! Have been looking for that issue too! Thanks for letting me play!

Christine said...

Looks like a great magazine, thank you for having a giveaway.

cheers
Christine

Leeann Hansen said...

I haven't heard of this magazine before, but what a good idea. I need to start making things small, then I would finish them (hopefully) :-)

Doina said...

I love to make small quilts! Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Bec Clarke said...

I can never make enough small quilts, they are perfect for so many things, kids, placemats, sewing machines, stereo's etc...

SoozeM said...

Looks like a fantastic magazine, will have to keep an eye out at the newsagents if I am not lucky enough to win a copy!!
(soozemoroney@gmail.com.au)

RoteSchnegge said...

I subscribed to a group that makes preemie-quilts - it would be great to get ideas from this magazine ... ;-)

Webfrau said...

I've never seen that mag for sale, sounds like it could be really useful.

~Marica~ said...

I´d love to win one copy of this magazine..

Quilts and Cats said...

I'm working on a "small quilt" wall in the den and this would be a great help with some new inspiration! Lynne

Sue said...

Great chance to try something new. Thanks for the opportunity.

Joy V said...

I haven't made many small quilts, but would do more if I was lucky to win a copy. (fingers crossed!!)

Lucie von LisaRosenrot said...

Oh, I love this small quilts.
Thank you for having a giveaway.
Lucie

Kathie said...

I love making little quilts, would love to win this magazine. I bet its full of inspiration. I haven't found it yet at B and N
thanks!!!
Kathie
hope your enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend.

Kathi's Kreations said...

I love making small quilts since I don't have a lot of space to make large ones! Thanks for doing this, Karen. Happy quilting♥

whatktmadenext said...

I've only ever made baby quilts so more inspiration in this area would be fab!

Anne-Mette said...

I would love to be the lucky winner of one of the magazines. Love those small quilts and it sure would be fine with some new ideas.
Thanks for having this give away.
Have a relaxing sunday :-).

Nancy said...

What fun. Would love to be a winner. Thanks for doing this.

sosarahsew said...

The two quilts pictured are great reasons to want this issue. I looked for the magazine last night in a book store 30 miles from home, but they did not have it - see I really need to be a winner!

Barbara said...

Great inspiration NICU quilts my guild makes for local childrens hospital !

JoAnne said...

Put my name in please - I love making small quilts - they usually get finished!

Vicki W said...

Count me in! This looks like it has several excellent projects.

Francesca said...

I love small quilts and i love makinq baby quilts because i've two little children and a new baby cousin is coming.... Thanks for the give away! Francesca

Quilt Rat said...

I will be searching this one out for sure.........would LOVE to win a copy though. that way I can sew instead of shop

Annelise said...

Please let it be me!! I love small quilts and scraps!

Karen said...

I would love to win a copy. I have a baby quilt to make this summer and need inspiration.
Thanks

Anya said...

Looks full of great ideas..Thanks for the chance!

Exuberant Color said...

I like to make small quilts and would love to win. thanks for the chance.

quiltcat said...

oh, that will be fun if I win .little quilts are very fine to make, because I am a handstiching quilter.
wish you a wonderful sunday
much greetings from österreich
elfriede

Margaret said...

I'd love to win a copy of this -- looks great! As for the poison ivy, eek! I know! I've been seeing it everywhere recently. It's awful!

karenfae said...

I have not gotten a copy of this one - would love to have one.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a wonderful idea! I love making small quilts. They are fun and quick to finish. Thanks for sharing :-)

Juli said...

I would love to win, thanks for the opportunity!

Maggey and Jim said...

My battery certainly needs recharging!!
Maggey

Michele said...

Looks like a terrific magazine.

If I don't win, I'll look for it when next I'm out of town.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Would love a copy of this magazine. Thanks for this great giveaway.

kwiltmakr said...

Seems as though I always have a baby quilt to make. I would love to have a copy of the magazine and if I don't win it, cause I don't "win" things I am going to buy a copy!

Michele said...

I love small quilts the best!

Erika said...

Looks like a great magazine, one I would love to win.

Evelyn said...

Oh, I'd love to win a copy - I want to make some small quilts!

Linda said...

I've just started to make small quilts, such a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Brenda said...

thanks for the chance to win!

The Pink Fawn said...

As others have mentioned, small quilts are a fun way to try out new techniques or ideas! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

Pat said...

Gosh~I'd love to win a copy and get inspiration for some older fabrics!

Elsa said...

have a couple of small quilts to make this year ... 4 of my little friends are having birthdays and since I'm so into making quilts these days they are all getting one!
thanks for the opportunity!

Pieces of Time said...

I have only made one small quilt and it was a big challenge.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oooh, I'd love to fix a cup of tea and sit with this magazine for a few hours!

Thanks for the package of selvages you sent me! I received them in yesterday's mail.

MGM

Grandma G said...

I need something like this to get me started!

Nancy said...

I would love to make some small quilts and this magazine would be wonderful... I haven't seen it at my local store...

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'd love to win a copy of Small Quilts.

Carol said...

yes yes yes....am making a quilt for a granddaughter due this summer but just yesterday decided I needed to make the baby a doll quilt as well! this would be perfect!

Béa said...

Thanks for a chance to win this mag, I love small quilts.
Hugs from France

Sandy said...

It would be great to win a copy of that magazine. I love small quilts!

Lynn said...

I browsed through this magazine at the book store just last night. I had recently promised my self I wouldn't buy anymore, so I was good, even though it was very tempting. But ... winning one would be another story altogether!

Char said...

I've made a few mini quilts this year and I have two baby quilts to make. Can't wait to see the magazine.

brenda said...

Looks like a great magazine. Small quilts are fun to make.

Ruth B said...

I would love to make some small quilts! I'd like to hang a few on a clothesline in my sewing room. Sweet!

Corrie said...

Looks like an interesting magazine! I'd love to have a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

SueR said...

Who doesn't love small quilts? Please enter me in your giveaway, and thanks for doing it!

Amy said...

I like small quilts. They are a great way to complete a project quickly. They are wonderful for practicing machine quilting. I see some cute patterns in the making. Thanks for having a giveaway!

Delores said...

Love small projects! I would love to win a copy!
Really enjoying your blog. Thanks.

Always Sewing said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to make some small quilts.

*Stitches* said...

thank you for sharing!! Love small quilts!

Susan said...

oh a nice little mag! I love small small quilts! Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

Mary said...

I wish there was a continuation of small quilts in magazine form. Remember when the Miniature quilts magazine was out. So cute to look at and make. Thank you for the giveaway.

Nanci said...

This looks like a cool magazine and I would love to win and just my luck I need to make a baby quilt for an October baby.

Fiesta said...

I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.

Cyndi said...

Ooh - just up my alley.

Sandra :) said...

Thank you for the opportunity - good luck to everyone who enters!

kaiolohiakids said...

I'd love a copy! Great quilt patterns are such a joy!

Shanny said...

I'd love to win a copy. Small quilts are so lovely for making for my nephews

Darlee Byron said...

With so many new ideas how could we try them all? Small quilts are my favorite size.

Karen in Tucson said...

I love your blog and read it everyday. Thank you so much for all the inspiration to use selvages. One of these days I will finish my zinger and send you a photo.

The Small Quilts is right up my alley - have begun making more little quilts and not so many large ones.

Karen

Lynn said...

I would love to win Quiltmaker's Small Quilt magazine. What a great give away. Sometimes it is nice to make something small and get it done vs. making it bigger and taking weeks.

Fleurette said...

12 patterns! Mmm sounds like a wonderful magazine!

Angelika said...

I´d love to be one of the lucky winners :-)

sauberfrau said...

In fact I have to made a baby quilt this summer ... and this magazine would be surely a nice inspiration.

Thanks for this nice giveaway!

lisa said...

oh count me in! I just lov everything quiltmaker puts out, they spend a lot of time making sure everything is right, and giving options!!

Lisa said...

I'm new to quilting so the small quilts will suit me just fine to start with. Thank you for the chance of winning.

free indeed said...

I like trying new techniques and ideas on small quilts only because if I struggle, I don't have too far to go! Envisioning myself on the porch perusing this good read! :)

Kristy said...

Yes, yes I do have a baby quilt to make this summer..oh how happy I would be with that magazine. Kristy in Ohio

Dawn said...

Small Quilts are my favorites :)

Valerie said...

I would love to win a copy. The magazine looks great, lots of nice quilts, good variety of styles. Thanks for the chance!

JoAnne said...

Oooo! Small quilts! Fantastic! I love having small quilts all over the walls in my sewing room!

Becky said...

I have several charm packs and would like to make some wallhangings. I love Quiltmaker. Have a subscription and most definitely want a copy of Small Quilts. I haven't found one in the stores yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gerry said...

I'm in the process of finishing up all my regular-sized quilts.
No more room, hard to finish large projects lately.
I began with small quilts and am ready to get back to 'em.
This is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Thanks for presenting this opportunity to me.
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Kathryn said...

I need to do some small quilts after just finishing 3 big ones for grandchildren graduations. This would be a great resource. Kathie L in Allentown

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

It looks like a great variety of projects. I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance:)

Bonnita said...

Very cool giveaway! Small quilts may be the way to go for me.

Barb said...

I love to make minature and small quilts and would love to win this magazine.

Sherrill said...

That magazine looks awesome. Please throw my name in the hat and THANKS for the giveaway!

Julia said...

Looks like a great magazine...I love to make small quilts while taking a break from working on a big quilt..
Great giveaway!
Julia ♥

Mickierae said...

I would love that magazine. Selvages make great small quilts.
Michele

Katie Bishop said...

HOW WONDERFUL! I would love to win please!

Small quilts are a wonderful way to feel like you have finished something!

kjp37@hotmail.com

Judy V said...

I would love to receive a copy of the magazine. I need some new ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sherrie said...

Karen I love your blog so much. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win the small quilts magazine.

Shana said...

Oh I would love to win one of these!!

Kayjay said...

I'm always in for a giveaway. I want to make a baby quilt for my neighbours first grandson and have thought of eye spy with selveges attached??? by the way Karen, my selvege bra bag won. check out my blog or I can email pics later

PatchworkRose said...

Oh yes please I just love small quilts with personality :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Becky said...

Love small quilts, make wonderful gifts.

kathyalden said...

Love small quilts since I live in an RV 6 months of the year!!

Kami said...

I love traditional quilts, and am a sucker for those intricate small quilts. I would love a book.

Linda said...

I love making small quilts! They're easy to give away, and for machine-quilting, they fit nicely in the short throat of a domestic sewing machine. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue said...

I love this blog!! You are so inspiring. I could really use this this magazine so count me in. :)

Deanna said...

The patterns you picture look very interesting and you describe even more. Oh, yes, I would have fun with that. Thanks for the chance.

Zully López - Romero said...

Great magazine, thank you for having a giveaway!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the Small Quilts magazine.

Janet said...

I like making small quilts because I feel like I'm making progress when I actually get one finished. Large quilts seem to take me forever!

Jill said...

I'd love a chance at one!

cozy quilter said...

I like small quilts because they finish up a little quicker than a large quilt. I would love to win a copy of this magazine! Thanks for the give-away!

Penny said...

With two baby quilts to be made, this would be very helpful. Thank you for the opportunity.

Sew Lovins said...

LOVE the book!!! xoxoxoox

Heather said...

Making small quilts is terrifc. They are such an easy size to quilt whether its by machine or hand. Please enter me in the drawing.

Sarah said...

Hi Karen - I would love a chance at the magazine, esp. since I can't find it in my rural area.
Thanks!

FML Crochet said...

Just came across your blog. Awesome! Very inspirational.

Diana said...

Seems like a great magazine. Would love a change to win it.