Star Struck Quilts includes complete instructions for 9 wall hangings, which can then be transformed into 27 bed-sized quilts. Barbara shares many valuable life lessons and shows you how to achieve the fine workmanship found in the quilts made in her Mennonite community.
The blog tour participants can be found at these links:
PaulJuliaGraber August 23
Polly Patchworker August 24
Quilter's Corner August 25
Life in the Shoe August 26
Jackie Canton Village Quiltworks August 27
Deb Girottis August 28
Me! August 29
Quilternity's Place August 30
Burgandy Buttons August 31
Little Lady Patchwork September 1
Tazzie Quilts Sept 2
Be sure to visit them all for a chance to win the Star Struck Quilts book and a few other quilt goodies!
As my part of the blog tour, I was able to ask Barbara a few questions.
First Question: 1. You have included many life lessons in your new book Star Struck Quilts, can you tell me a life lesson that you feel is important but didn't make the 'cut' for the book?
Honoring My Husband
I have many happy memories of my family playing a competitive card game, Rook, in my growing up years. When Terry and I dated and then married, I learned that he was a “Rook Pro” who took the competition to another level of being serious about the game.
One evening, Terry and I were among a group gathered at his parent’s home to enjoy the evening with this card game. As I sat by his side and observed the proceedings I realized that he was perturbed because he was losing. This seemed childish to me, since it was only a game. With a few unseasoned words, I let everyone know what I thought of his behavior.
As I sensed a wall growing between us, I scooted closer to Terry supposing this would absolve the tension. This proved to be the wrong maneuver as the wall continued to grow throughout the evening.
Later when we were able to discuss the situation, I realized that I had humiliated my husband in front of his family.
While there may have been lessons in sportsmanship to be learned, the greater
lesson was to honor my commitment to love and respect my husband.
LESSON: Always Honor, love and respect my husband.
Second: Do you have a favorite color?
Barbara: I can't come up with a favorite. I just love the beauty in colors and how pretty they are when different value, shades and tones are placed together to enhance each other.
Third: I have many readers that are beginner quilters.
Do you have any advice you could share with a new or beginner quilter?
Take classes, read books and magizines on the subjects of quilting. Try to learn new tecniques. Don't say "that is to hard for me". Keep in mind that you learn by taking little steps with each quilt you piece. After I finish a quilt I still look at it and see where I could have improved on it. I don't look at this as a failure but as a learning step for the next quilt.
I hope you enjoyed Barbara's blog tour!
If you'd like to win a copy of Star Struck by Barbara Cline or the group of her favorite quilting notions, please leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner on September 2nd using the random number generator.
First place winner will receive a copy of Star Struck Quilts; 2nd place winner will receive a gift set, including the pictured items above: pen-style Chaco-Liner, Flower Head Pins and Mary Ellen's Best Press spray.
Along with the other blogs participating, I will also draw a 3rd name which will be forwarded to Barbara for an opportunity to win some RJR fabric or a $25 gift card to Patchwork Plus (Barbara's local quilt shop), and winners for those prizes will be announced on her blog here.
A quilting book that can help beginners?? Right up my alley! :) I can use all the help and advice I can get. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for the most interesting questions yet, Vickie! And, Barbara gave great answers. Thanks for counting me in for the giveaways.
The quilts in that book are amazing! I have my fingers crossed :O)
Thanks for showcasing the notions. As a beginner quilter it is nice to see what and experienced quilt chooses to use. nanasew at gmail dot com
Awesome give away!! Thanks for the chance to win it!! Take care!
Sounds like a wonderful book, please count me in! Thanks Sharonj
Yaaa!! I love quilt books!! This book looks amazing!
One day I will win on a blog... could it be this one??
Thanks for the chance!
I'm planning a star-quilt for Xmas. :) It could help me. :)
Would love to win this book!
Looks like a great book!
I would love to win this book as it looks absolutely fabulous :) What a talented lady Barbara is :) Please count me in the giveaway and the other prizes are fabulous too :)
This book is exactly what I need to purchase
What a stunning quilt! I love stars so this book is right up my alley☺ Great interview too, the part about honoring your husband-very good advice!
I would love to be included in the draw. Barbara's quilts are so beautiful.
I hope I can find the book locally. It sounds awesome :)
What an interesting post and a great giveaway, thank you, hope I'm lucky.
I'd love to win this fabulous looking book please.
Great questions and answers. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!
Stars! ! !
Always a hit in quilt designs.
Vickie, any of these prizes are so generous.
Thanks for this opportunity.
This book looks really good!!
I like Barbara's encouragement to improving skill. One step at a time! Count me in...
Vickie, thank you for the chance to win.
Great interview and thanks for a chance at a giveaway!!
I would love to winthis book or the fovorite quilting notions, thanks for the chance.
I'm looking forward to a copy of the book.
I would love to win this book as I have always loved making star quilts.
I love star quilts.
Please enter me
I would love to win this book, her quilts are stunning.Thanks for the giveaway!
I think her answers were wonderful! Another great thing for learners is to follow blogs. They are always so inspiring.
Looks like an interesting book. I would love to win this one. Thanks for the opportunity!!
I really want to win this book, the quilts are amazing!!!
Would love to win this book, or any of the other items, but the book is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!
I loved the lesson about honoring your husband. Kathie L in Allentown
I love her story about honoring her husband. That lesson is best learned early in a marriage!! Nice job on the interview! :)
Good advice for a marriage or any relationship!!! I love this book already and will buy it if I don't win.
Loved the questions you asked, Vickie. Great book and the other prizes are wonderful as well...thanks for the giveaway.
I love star quilts. My Grandmother who was Mennonite made many beautiful ones. I could use a little help though and this book is right up my alley!
Thank you for the interview and giveaway!
Great post Vicki. This book sounds amazing. Fun giveaway too!
IN the day and age of rampant divorce, it is wonderful to see a woman who so loves, honors, and cherishes not only her husband, but the sacred commitment of marriage.
thanks! I'd love to win a copy of this book or any of the other prizes!
Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love lone star quilts!
I love stars! Please count me in, I would love to win!
Sound like the life lessons Barbara put in her book will be just as interesting and useful as the quilting lessons.
This book looks beautiful! I am so excited to see the quilts as well as read about Barbara's life lessons.
I do think her statement about honoring our husbands is an important one. I'm glad you asked her the question. The quilts in this book look amazing and I would love to win a copy. Thanks!
the quilts in that book are just magnificent! wow! i will definitely be putting that book on my must have list.
Stars have always been my favorite patterns and I would love to have a copy of this book.
Please count me in! This book looks so amasing!
Hugs from Hungary!
Isn't this a great book, and I enjoyed your interview with Barbara.
Black and white and red all over. This book looks awesome! Thanks for all the information you provide on your blog. You are amazing.
This is an awesome giveaway, not to mention possible 3 winners! I would love a chance to win that book. Stars are beautiful in quilts :)
I am loving visiting on this book tour. Thanks for the conversation and the chance to win!
Very nice 'tutes' on your blog and your interview with Barbara was interesting. This is my 7th stop on the Star Struck Blog Tour ... my first time entering givaways.
Bev in BC
Many of our young 'marrieds' could use this lesson....it's going by the way side these days...:(
I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book! I have loved reading more about Barbara--thank you!
The quilts in this book are amazing! I would love to add it to my library!
Thank you so much for the give away!
LOVING THE TOUR!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
Great questions! I'm not sure I fully believe people who say they don't have a favorite color, but I appreciate her comment about shades and prettiness together, LOL! I'd love a chance to win the book--fantastic stars in there.
What a lovely giveaway, I would la la LOVE to win!
heatheranne99 at gmail dot com
Love the blog tour! I like reading all the Q&A sessions.
This looks like a very nice book to have!!
Thank you for all the words of wisdom. Awesome giveaway, thank you.
This books looks very nice!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Such beautiful quilts! I would love a copy of this book. Star blocks are my favorite blocks to make, too!
I totally agree with the interview about honoring your husband. Competition can be fun but not at the expense of your husband's feelings. Such a great lesson all married couples should learn and remember. I can't wait to see more of the life's lessons as seen through Barbara's eyes in this book as well as learning more on quilting.
This sounds more and more like a wonderful book anyone would love to own, or even better, win.
Thank you Vickie for being part of the tour.
Would love a copy of this book.
I love looking at the pictures from this book. Sure am hoping I win one. Barbara is not only creative but a wise woman. Always honor and respect your husband. Winona
Nice post. Count me in for the giveaway! Thanks!
I am looking forward to using some new techniques in quilting and Barbara's book would be a great place to start! Thanks for being a part of the book tour!
I love learning more about Barbara and seeing some new and interesting blogs!
I would love to win the fabric to try my hand at maybe making one of those beutiful star struck quilts!!!! :-) ....Jolene
Thank you so much for sharing question #1.
Thanks for another great interview! I like the advice to learn new things-important in quilting and in real life!
I have followed Barbara's sisters blogs for a while. They a very talented family!
I can't wait to see this book and especially to learn new techniques. Count me in.
Great questions. I'm looking foward to seeing the book!!!
Star blocks are beautiful, but some look so challenging. Barbara's book would be a great way to get me to take on that challenge. And a chance at notions and fabric,too? Awesome giveaway opportunity :D
The book looks great, thanks for the giveaway.
what a fabulous giveaway! I am excited to see this book - I am new to quilting and need to learn so much!
looks like a great book.....thanks for a chance to win
A truly awesome book! I would really like to win a copy!
What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com
Would really like to win a copy of Barbara's book and try some of these star patterns. Thank you for the giveaway.
Barbara's quilts are amazing! Thanks for this great giveaway!
Wow - what a great givaway!
thank you for the chance to win.
Goodness, I keep forgetting about this and am always playing catch up. I would love to be included in the drawing.
Oh gosh, I'm enjoying the blog hop, I'd love to win!!!, love all the prizes!
As a relative beginner quilter, I appreciate the encouragement. Winning some quilting supplies or a quilting book would also be encouraging!
This book looks awesome. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for entering me.
Her quilts are amazing. Thanks for the great interview.
As a beginner I would love this book!!!
I would be so happy to win this beautiful book, finger crossed !
Very nice interview! Thanks for the chance to win:0
I love how, where others might see mistakes in their work, she instead sees lessons, and room for improvement! Thank you for a chance to win her book!
This is a very fun giveaway - love seeing all the new blogs! Yours looks like a good one to follow .Thanks.
I am enjoying the interviews. Thanks for the giveaway.
This sounds like a really interesting book! Thanks for being part of the blog tour and having the giveaway!
I would be thrilled to win. Kristy in Ohio
I was gone over the weekend -- so maybe my comment won't count -- but just in case it does, I'm signing in now!
What a wonderful looking book with beautiful quilts - I am working my way toward making a star quilt
Thanks for a great giveaway! Always enjoy your blog.
I enjoyed all the interesting questions! Great post on Barbara's book!
Count me in! I am enjoying this blog tour for Barbara's book.
I'd love the opportunity to add this book to my growing collection. Thanks!
Really great giveaway! I'd love to win, even though I'm such a beginner I'm sure I won't be doing anything so complicated just yet. Someday :)
I would love one of these books! It has really set my passion for piecing on fire.
love this book AND the sisters!!
Great advice from Barbra and I am glad I found your blog!
Thanks for the chance to win the book or goodies too!
Bye the way...cute flag project!
Thank you for hosting your part of this blog book tour. I loved your question about a life lesson that didn't make the cut for the book :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com
If I don't win this book, it is definitely on my "to get" list. I am amazed.
would love to win this book or the other prizes! thanks for the chance!
this looks so great!
Please enter me in the giveaway. I love the book and I think starquilts are beautiful, but difficult.
Words of wisdom from Barbara. Thanks for sharing and good for you on creating this blog!
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