Monday, November 28, 2011

For the beginner Quilters....a giveaway

*COMMENTS CLOSED*
I have recently reviewed a new basics quilting book for House of White Birches.
Learn to Make a Quilt from start to finish by Carolyn Vagts is packed with just the basics.
I have been quilting for 15 years and 'thought' I know just about everything there is to know about quilting techniques.
But I know there is still more for me to learn!


Learn to Make a Quilt from Start to Finish includes advice on everything from fabric and pattern selection to cutting techniques and tips on completing a quilt. It focuses on one pattern, with one block that can be turned in different directions to create a number of different designs.
The book is written to teach beginners how to make a first quilt, with step-by-step photos that walk the quilter through each stage of the quilt-making process. Added tips and insights on techniques are included to make sewing easier and more accurate.
It's definitely a great book for your quilting library.
If you'd like to win a copy, please leave a comment.
I will randomly chose a winner on Dec.6th!
thanks :)


68 comments:

tisme said...

I have done crazy quilts, and wall hangings, but sure could use a beginner book for all the tips to doing a full size quilt! I would love to have this book.

Cal said...

A reference book would be lovely to have, as I meddle in quilting, rather than feeling completely at ease in it!

Kristy said...

I am a believer that there is always more to learn. I would love to own the book.

Sweetester1 said...

I've been waiting for a book like this. So excited there is one.

Lorri said...

I would love to win one. I am fairly new to quilting

Jennifer Gail said...

I so need this book.

Tatkis said...

Wow, it sounds just like a must-have book for me! I'm in love with quilts, but afraid to start...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Tonya said...

Oh! Beginner... Thats me. Lol... I'm trying to teach myself as I go, but help is always welcomed! I'd love a chance at this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jamie Lee said...

Sounds like a great book! If I win, I am giving it to my mother...I bought her a sewing machine for Christmas last year and she has used it for several projects like curtains, but she hasn't taken the quilting plunge yet.

Barbara said...

Always more than one way to do something - and I really like House of White Birches books.

Thanks for the give-away !

Karen said...

I'd love to win and give the book to my daughter with the rotary cutting tools she's getting for Christmas.

Melissa said...

Sounds great, I would love to win! Thanks!

Laura said...

i love beginner tips i'm self taught so i feel like i can always learn something:)

Deb said...

I think I'd learn quite a bit from the book and would love to be entered! Thank you!

James-Linda said...

NEAT BOOK!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

KristyLou said...

Sounds interesting. I'd like to win it. Thanks.

Sallie said...

I would love to give this to my DD! She is working on her first quilt and this would be a great book for her. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cassandra said...

Good evening! I've finished three quilts but I still feel I have a lot of basics to learn. I came across your blog via the quilterblogs.com RSS feed and thought I'd enter the drawing. :)

Thanks!
Cassandra

Jovanna said...

I always have to ask my mom or research to remember how to do some techniques, especially with clothing that has zippers or require a real hem. lol

Peach Rainbow said...

This would be invaluable for a beginner like me :D
Thanks for the chance!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

It looks like the right book for me. I'd love to win it.

Reighnie said...

Count me in, I just started my first quilt and apparently I already made a cutting boo boo. I need all the help I can get. LOL!

thea said...

Me too! I'm fairly new to quilting but I would love to win the book to get my sister started quilting. It would be perfect for her.

Vickie said...

Hi Vickie, I'm just commenting but don't wish to be included in the draw..It is great when some reading can inform you of a handy hint here or there,sound slike this would be one of them books you could re read a plenty,I'm sure the winner will be over the moon,cheers Vickie

Sunnybec said...

I have only been quilting for 15 months so appreciate all the help I can get. Not sure if you will post to France but having a go just in case. Linda

Teresa said...

Oh... If i don´t win the giveaway I must buy it.

Thanks for the giveaway

Teresa

Gabriella said...

Wow it looks like great!!!!

Thank you for the giveaway

Judy said...

A book that I need! No more dreaming about making a quilt, time to learn how to do it. Thank you!

Anita said...

Well, I'm not totally a beginner, but I can most assuredly do with a few tips and pointers! Thank you.

Lee said...

my college daughter and I started quilting this past summer. Two jelly roll strip quilts. This would be great for us! thanks!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I would love to be the lucky winner. Thanks for the chance!

kerrynjane said...

Excuse me if this is arepeat...something not working this morning, may be me!! What I said before is that I would love to win a book on quiting basics. I've been quilting for years and never know where to send newbies when they want to get started. This would be an excellent resource for my every growing lending library ( and a little refresher for me!)

Rosa said...

Sounds great and all the help is welcome.

Kathryn said...

My daughter is a knitter, but is interested in starting to quilt. I'd love to give this to her for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

Robyn said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

I love new quilting books! I ,too, always learn new things from each book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Wendy said...

I've attempted quilting, with little success so I'd love to win this book

gill said...

can I enter from the UK please??
My daughter would love this book!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Vickie, this giveaway was tailored just for me! I'm a brand new quilter who has no idea what she's doing...a book like this would be fantastic. Please enter me in your drawing!

Hugs,
Pam

Lynne said...

This sounds like a great book. I'd read it before giving it to one of my daughters. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura K said...

I would love to win this for my sister in law. She wants to learn to quilt and since we live in different states my help is limited. Thank you for a great giveaway!

Marianne said...

This looks like such a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftytammie said...

I'd love to take a peek at this book!

Mommarock said...

I'd love to win this!!! I am always in search of quilting knowledge. I consider myself a newbie in the quilting world, and this would be fantastic!

Donna S. said...

As a beginner, this sounds like a wonderful book.

Donna Joy said...

This would be a wonderful book to use to teach kids to quilt.
Thanks for the giveaway..

ohiomom said...

I would love, love, love this book! I am all about 'if I can't do it, then I know there's a book somewhere to tell me how'. I can definately use some tips, tricks, and learning in the quilt dept.

Suzette
racingfamily91@columbus.rr.com

Kimberly R. said...

I am just beginning to quilt and would love a chance to enter!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

This would make a lovely addition to my quilting resources. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Veronica said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mimi said...

Who doesn't need a good reference book - this one looks like the cat's meow! Thanks for the chance!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

quilter000 said...

I can always use some new techniques and can learn everyday from someone or something. thanks quilter000

Joyce in NC said...

Please enter me in the giveaway drawing. I can use all the help I can get for my quilting.

debbie said...

On my second quilt so far. I have been 'practicing' on wall hangings and placemats and am finally getting the binding part down. So much more to learn and loving it!!! Thanks for the contest and love your blog and quilt/sewing project shares.

Darlene B said...

I would love to win this book to give to my long-time friend who swore she would NEVER quilt...well, the bug has hit her big time in the last year! I know this book would really help her learn more about the whole quiltmaking process.

Christine Thomas, Napa, CA said...

This would be a great book to give to my daughter. She sews a little but is beginning to get the "bug" of quilting. With 4 kids, she could use some very straightforward help from not-her-mother, who lives very far away, at any rate. Thank you for this chance.
shoppernana@gmail.com

Angie said...

I thought I might be beyond this book, but had some issues the other day with basting and quilting. So a thorough read-through would be nice!

Anonymous said...

i like quilting but don't have the knowledge whatsoever about it. it i win this book, it means a lot to me as a beginner. thanks.
ivyworis@yahoo.com

annemarie said...

I am a quilt wantobe - would love this book to help me get on the right track!

Heartsdesire said...

My daughter in law has been asking me to teach her how to quilt for quite some time now. This book would be a wonderful resource for my library, as I don't want to teach her any of my bad habits.lol Even an experienced quilter can use a good reference book.

Bev said...

Looks like a great book. In addition to having great quilting friends, I could definitely use a great resource book. Thanks!

VickiT said...

Vickie ~ I would love to own this book. Anyone with as much knowledge as you have to recommend a book, then it has to be a good one. I recently took my first quilting class and while it was a fairly good class, we got no knowledge on choosing fabrics or on binding other than how to cut it yet no info on how to sew it on. The only thing we got for us to bring home was a very old copy of parts of each section of the table runner with a lot of the things hand drawn. No additional info so while I gained knowledge of how to do some techniques in class, I have really nothing but memory on how to do some of the steps as they weren't in the papers each week. This would surely be a HUGE help to me.

Also, I printed your Chenille hotpad pattern this morning to maybe do some for gifts and wondered if you had any help on how to add a hanger onto those. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

Karen said...

One thing I've learned about quilting and life in general is that we are always learning! As I don't know it "all" about quilting, I'd love to win one of these books.

Thanks!

Karen

Marcia B said...

I have been teaching some quilting classes in my area and this book may have some valuable pointers I need to share with my students! Thanks for sharing this book as your giveaway!

Luvngrammy said...

These types of books are always helpful..I am a very newby Quilter and I have learned from Tutorials and online quilt classes..but wow this book would really be a God send! To be able to open a page and read how to do this..or if you just need that refresher you go back to your book. I am a visual learner, thinking i am loosing my memory too..so to have this book to go back too each time would be wonderful!
Linda

KOcanQuilt said...

This book looks wonderful. I would love to win! Pretty new quilter here, and mostly self taught from the Internet.f

Diane said...

Its still 12/6 so I hope its not too late to enter :) and I would love to see what all I don't know about quilting thus far