Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Modern Bee GIVEAWAY : :

Today is my stop on the Modern Bee Book Tour! Which means I have another wonderful Giveaway to share with all of you!!

I personally love the story behind this book -- Author Lindsay Conner has taken the work of her quilting bee, including 11 very talented partners, and has turned their collective work into a beautiful, new book! 

Modern Bee Book

Rather than sharing a review today, and over-using the word LOVE, I chose to make & share a quilt block from one of the 13 quilt patterns included inside! The June quilt -- Stacked Windmills by Jeni Baker, made with Domino Dots, Juliana Horner's Rosette and a little Denyse Schmidt, both from Joann Fabric's Premium Quilting Cotton collections.

Stacked Windmills by Jeni Baker in Modern Bee

One glimpse of this block pattern and I knew it would make a wonderful addition to my Making Rows quilt in progress, so I got to work! Plus, this block is perfect for mastering those HST's, half-square triangles, and shares with you Jeni's super, quick method for making four at a time!

HSTs -- DS & Waterfront Park

more HSTs -- Rosette & Waterfront Park

I'm currently thinking it might be the perfect innermost block in the middle row of my quilt, possibly set on point? I just love how it turned out!

Modern Bee Book

To see more peeks inside this wonderful, new book be sure to check out the other stops on the Modern Bee Blog Tour : : 
 
Monday - 10/7:  Sew Mama Sew + Stash Books
Tuesday - 10/8: SewCraftyJess + Sew Sweetness
Wednesday - 10/9: Ellison Lane + Diary of a Quilter
Thursday - 10/10: Katie’s Korner + Pat Sloan
Friday - 10/11: Fat Quarter Shop + imagine gnats

Saturday - 10/12: Quilting is My Therapy + Hot Pink Stitches
Monday - 10/14: Live a Colorful Life + Craft Gossip
Tuesday - 10/15: SewCanShe + Maureen Cracknell Handmade (Me!) 
Wednesday - 10/16: Craftsy + Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

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How would you like a chance to win a copy of Modern Bee for yourself?


Here's how,

-- Simply leave a comment under this post! I'd love to read about your own quilting bee, or a favorite quilt or sewing project you've made! (one entry)

Enter now through Friday, October 18th! We'll choose one random winner to receive a copy of the book, and if the winner lives outside of the U.S., they'll receive a copy of the e-book!

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!              
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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!!

   From 381 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is... 
Comment #184 --   * Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures *   

Congratulations! I will be in touch shortly!   

385 comments:

  1. I've seen this book everywhere now and would love to win a copy of it! Your block turned out great! The domino dots look so nice with those fabrics!

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  2. My favorite quilt is quickly becoming my current WIP, a double wedding ring made using AMH's Hand Drawn Garden!

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  3. I'm still fairly new to quilting, but it seems every time I finish one, that is my new favorite! Looks like a wonderful book!

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  4. I just started quilting this year and have never done a bee, let alone know what they are all about. I would get this book just for the quilts, they are beautiful.

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  5. One of my favorite quilts that I made was a blue and white mystery quilt that my son fell in love with and asked for and I gave to him. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I have made some placemats using your quilt as you go technique (well kind of) and then added an embroidery design I created from a picture. I will post as soon as I put the backing on.

    Would love this book.

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  7. hi this is a lovely book .and i would love to win so thankyou for the chance to win. i will keep my finger's crossed and hope to win.xx

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  8. Love the block! This book looks so lovely and I'd love to be in a bee ~ just have to find people who want to be in one too!
    I've been sewing lots lately and just made an hour glass block quilt ~ turned out so wonderfully and calling it Happy Accident (cause I meant to make another but this one was better). Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  9. Love the block and especially the colors. The book is AWESOME; I'd love to win a copy. My latest projects, 2 t-shirt quilts, were a labor of love for a Marine Vet friend. I was moved by how "honorable" it felt to touched each shirt, sweatshirt and especially his fatigues. Although it was a lot of work and very stressful, I feeling truly blessed he entrusted me with these special memories. I know that the icing on the cake will be seeing the look on his face when he sees them for the first time in November (they are currently at the longarmer). I cannot wait!

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  10. My favorite quilt I've made was the one I started while I was on maternity leave with my daughter. We spent a few weeks camped out on the couch for marathon nursing sessions, and when she would fall asleep I laid her down next to me on the couch and worked on this quilt -- red, black and cream, lots of HST making a really cool design. I gave it to my sister and whenever I see it on the bed at her house it makes me so happy!

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  11. I'm part of a charity quilting bee- we use donated fabric to make quilts for kids in foster care and in hospitals. It is so much fun, and I get to meet wonderful new friends through this group. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I love your block! Beautiful combo of fabrics!! :) Right now i'm working on a quilt using Joel Dewberrys new Bungalow line.. I can't wait to have it finished!!

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  13. I'd love to win a copy of this book! Maybe I'll find the next pattern my sister and I work on together :)

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  14. I've not been to a quilting bee, but would love the book. The blocks you are showing are so nice. I love the domino print.

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  15. I'm in! Thanks for the chance! I've never been part of a quilting bee, since I live far far away! In Ushuaia, Argentina :)
    yeyioasis@yahoo.com.ar

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  16. Thank you for the chance! I am working with scraps ( hexagons) and making the BOM from Amy Gibson. Love it both!

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  17. A friend gave me some of her mom's old quilt blocks. I loved remaking a quilt with them. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

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  18. Thanks for this chance! This book looks fantastic!

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  19. I've never joined a Bee but maybe now I've joined a new local quilting group a Bee is in my future!!

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  20. I'm new to quilting so I've only made one square in a class I recently took. I can't wait for my grad class to be finished for the semester (next week), so I can dig into my first full on attempt at making a lap quilt! :)

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  21. I haven't heard of this book before so I am glad you were able to share it. I haven't done a bee yet. I am very very very new to quilting. I am hoping once I have made a quilt of my own I might be a bit more confident with my block making skills and have a better understanding of the time required. Then I will have to work on overcoming my need to control every aspect of things - let go and try a bee :)

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  22. One of my first quilts was a kaleidoscope quilt in fall colors...I LOVE that wallhanging! It comes out every fall to dress up my kitchen.

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  23. My favorite quilt is my Japanese X and + baby quilt that my bee mates helped me make. It was so beautiful and the mom to be was thrilled! Thanks again to my bee mates!

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  24. I'd love to win this! I love the concept of the Modern Bee; one of my favorite quilts is the Lattice Quilt (by Amy Smart) pattern that I pulled off with two of my friends using Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line. It was so much less intimidating knowing that I had help. And that's what I love - big projects pulled off without a hitch because "many hands make light work." :)

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  25. A Modern Quilt Club has just been organized in my area. This book would give me fresh ideas to work with.

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  26. Great Block, and it looks like a wonderful book.

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  27. My favorite quilt would be the purple, blue, and green on hanging on my rocking chair. I've never participated in a bee, but think it would be so fun!

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  28. Love the colors in your block. This book loves so crisp and modern. My current favorite quilt is a blue/purple batik giant chevron style quilt.

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  29. Your block is beautiful! This book looks so fun. I have never done a bee, but maybe this book would provide the inspiration to get me started on one?

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  30. This looks like a wonderful book.

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  31. I always love your color choices...I often have the same fabrics, just never dare to put them together!

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  32. I need this book! christina112358 at gmail dot com

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  33. I love quilting bees and have joined and run several over the years but this year I took step back so I could focus on my wip's

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  34. My current project is a HST sampler. I've made a bunch of HST's using some fat quarters I found. I've had a lot of fun putting them into different layouts in a 16 patch block. You can check it out on my instagram account - sckett
    This looks like a fun book and I love the block. Might have to use that one.

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  35. I am a fairly new quilter. I have done a few larger quilts. Last week, I made small doll quilts and matching pillows for my niece and my daughter-- for Christmas. I love the way your block turned out.

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  36. I have to admit, my first bee did not/has not gone well. I sent out fabrics for 15 blocks about 9 months ago, and four of them have never come back! I'd still like to try again, though. ;)

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  37. i am new to sewing so i have not yet been involved in a quilting bee, but hopefully someday!!

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  38. I am fairly new to your blog and am wanting to start quilting! This book looks fun. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  39. I'm currently working on a paper piecing star quilt, and I think it's my favorite thing ever!

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  40. I have a lot of UFOs to finnish before I start something new.
    vivhei@online.no

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  41. I have never participated in a quilting bee, but would LOVE the opportunity to do so. It's definitely on my bucket list! :) My favorite quilt is one that is a mid-weight one, made of a bullseye type of pattern, mainly white with bright colored solid ringed circles. It's been my favorite for my bed when spring is just around the corner and I need that bright pop of color in my life.

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  42. I'm not involved in a bee, but I am a member of our local and state quilt guilds and a small quilt group of 5 good friends. We get together once a month.

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  43. I am fairly new at quilting and would love this book! deg1952@myfrontiermail.com

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  45. I would live to win a copy if this book. I am currently in charge of a bee and 6 out of the original 24 have dropped out. Really soul destroying.
    Just in case my email address is patreeshal @ gmail dot com

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  46. I would love to read the book. O like looking st the modern quilts. Favorite one is for future son in law until the next project

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  47. I've never been part of a quilting bee although I think that would be tremendous fun. I do have a favorite quilt though. It is a bargello done in jewels tones - blues, greens, yellows, and purples. You should be able to see it (my icon) after I post. Thanks!

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  48. Love that block!!! I'm working on picking new designs for some quilt order i have coming in! I would love to start a new quilt from a pattern from the book!

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  49. I think this would be another great quilting book to have! Lindsay did a wonderful job getting her idea put to book form and all the beautiful and talented 'Bee' ladies put together some great work.
    I have never participated in a quilting bee, but would so love to do it! My current project, has become my most ever favorite! Getting ready to blog about the finished quilt now!
    twiggyandopal.blogspot.com

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  50. Book looks like a wonderful addition. I am gearing up to start work on a quilt called "old Abe" for my son who is veteran. Just finished my 1st baby quilt and just love spending quite time working on my projects. Thank you for always giving us a chance to experience new things.

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  51. I have never been a part of a bee, and I think all of my finished projects are my favourite. Whenever I look at one completed, it makes me feel very pleased.

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  52. Never been in a bee.... but it would bee so much fun. I NEED this book :)

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  53. I really enjoy making the sampler quilts combining traditional blocks with modern fabrics and background...This book looks like a great addition to my library with fun blocks to make!

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  54. Two years ago, I took a quilting class. I just wanted to "get my feet wet". There were several small projects we started with, then I did a quilt for each of my Granddaughters using batik fabrics. I just loved the finished project. I only wish I had started quilting at a younger age. I have arthritis and it is hard to cut using a rotary cutter. I have to stand up to get the fabric to cut well, and my feet go numb when I stand in one place for longer than half an hour.

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  55. I have never tried a bee, but just last night got on a waiting list for one. That is funny you asked lol! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. I'm finishing my second year of a 12 month bee and have a quilt (Tassels) and a top (Mixed Scale xPlus) to show for it. To add to the block making I also joined a 6 month bee for the same block. Using our own scraps/stash was been great.

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  57. I have never been part of a bee but I am participating in a block of the month club. My favorite quilt pattern is Swoon, I just can't stop making it! kcannon@anwsu.org

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  58. I have been following you on Instagram and LOVE this block!!! Would love to win this book to attempt to make the beautiful blocks like yours!!! Really love the domino looking fabric!!! Thanks for chance to win!!!

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  59. I've belonged to a bee for nearly 10 years. We get together about every other week and go on retreat at least twice a year. Love those girls! I just finished a Swoon quilt that I love with lots of AMH fabrics!

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  60. I am just finishing up my Star Flower Quilt from Crafty Fox Quilt A Long using Briar Rose. I would love to be involved in a Bee! Thanks for the chance to win.

    meghan.anhalt@live.com

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  61. I've never joined a bee, but am looking for one in my area. I have just begun my first baby quilt for my daughter. Love decorating her nursery! :) mfrapp_83 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  62. I've never done a quilting bee but I think it would be a lot of fun!

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  63. I have never belonged to a bee, but would love to try it!

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  64. I just finished up a quilt as part of Molli Sparkles quilt along....would love a copy of this book. Thanks!

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  65. I have not been part of a bee, but this has made me interested in trying one.

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  66. Looks like a really great book. I just recently joined my first bee, We Bee New. It's interesting. linhs4real@aol.com

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  67. Loving the new book! I have never joined a bee. I am currently working on a purple scrappy trip around the world quilt for my mom :)

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  68. I think my only quiltig bee was one my church had for a quilt that each family in the church made a square for the quilt. The square was suppose to reflect something about you and our church. I made my square by adding an applique mountain dulicmer to my square and hand embroidered a bible verse and music notes on it. this would be an awesome book to win! Thanks for another wonderful giveaway Maureen! :)

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  69. I am finishing up a spider web quilt- all in black,white and orange prints. It will be my 2nd Bee quilt finish. Thanks for the giveaway! This book is on my wish list :)

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  70. I just finished a baby quilt for a friend, and I actually quilted it myself instead of sending it out for quilting! That was the first and only time I've ever done every bit of the quilt myself, and it turned out great! It felt wonderful to give her something I had worked long and hard on :)

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  71. Looks like a great book. I would love to win it.
    I'm still learning sewing quilts and things. But I must say so far my favorite is Stack-N-Whack! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  72. Right now I have 2 BOM from 2 different shops, designing 2 art quilts, have a Judy Niemeyer quilt underway and a One-Block Wonder going. Also, have a Dr. Suess quilt to get started on.

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  73. I am part of a quilting group with 3 friends. we do workshops on weekends and meet everyother week. we love quilting everyday. I have not ever seen your block. that is so beautiful and different. would love your book for our group. thanks for the opportunity.

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  74. Thanks for the opportunity. This is my first year participating in a bee, and I'm really enjoying all the different fabrics and blocks!
    mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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  75. This book looks awesome! I have been wanting to organize a bee with a group i belong to this would help alot.

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  76. the book looks great and i love the stacked windmills block. tfs

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  77. I hope to join through my quilt guild soon!

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  78. I've never participated un a bee before... Right now I'm working on sewing up some baby bibs!!

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  79. I've just learned of a bee started in our town, haven't been to it yet. I'm very excited to have just started on an online BOM. The book looks beautiful,

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  80. I've never been in a bee but it sounds like fun! Most of my favorite projects have at least a bit of scrappiness to them.

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  81. I've never been in a bee nor joined a guild. I'm nervous about being compared to others. I'd love a copy of your new book It looks like fabric choices are just as important as pattern choices.

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  82. I've never really been a part of a bee, although I quilted with two buddies for years. My favorite quilt is the one I am working on right now :-)

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  83. I love collecting new books and finding my next project

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  84. I've never been in a bee, this book looks amazing!

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  85. I love makings quilts. Currently working on an applique quilt.

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  86. I have not participated in a quilt bee, but have tried out some quilt alongs. Actually, I've only made three quilts and ALL of them were quilt alongs. :)

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  87. A nice take on an old craft...I have this book on my Christmas wish list...if I can wait that long!
    Currently no bee but I have some new Amish neighbors..maybe an invite will be forthcoming in the future.

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  88. I would love to win this book! Right now I'm working on the "Niner" quilt by Camille Roskelly. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. I'm currently working on a quilt, oh so slowly though.

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  90. I love quilting and gaining inspiration from the beautiful quilts you make. Quilting allows the creative juices to flow into a piece of usable art that you can share with others along the way. Quilting is my passion. debbie pfaff

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  91. Thanks for showing me this book and block, this is the first I've heard of the book :) I really "Admire" the block you chose, when I started looking at your picture, my mind immediately started trying to put it together, Love, oops, really like ;) those half square triangles. I'm currently working on a block of the month quilt called Kaleidoscope and making a shop hop bag, Thank You, Bj.

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  92. Would love to play with that book, thanks

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  93. This is a new take on older quilts. I love it. The fabrics you use are amazing.Will have to buy if I don't win!

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  94. I was recently in two bees. One has finished and one is nearing the end. Now just to get my blocks sewn together.

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  95. I love the fabrics in your block. I am currently hand quilting an old grandmother's garden quilt top that was given to me.
    thank you for the giveaway. I would love to add the book to my collection.

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  96. I love your block. Which ever quilt I am currently working on is my favorite-unless I dislike the fabrics!

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  97. We have a small quilting group that gets together once a month to yak and do show and tell. We are not actually a bee, as we don't work on any project. Love your photos, Maureen!

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  98. I recently found your Blog, and I love it ! Definitely has me motivated : ) . My email is timstarks@embarqmail.com

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  99. I am not a member of a quilting bee. But I did participate in a "birthday block" once. I was actually very disappointed. The blocks (pattern + fabric) that I supplied the members were either not done, lost, or the seam allowance were so off I couldn't use them. Not sure I will try that again!!

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  100. Hi,
    My first memory of a quilting bee was sitting under a quilt frame while the church ladies hand quilted. Now I have my own long arm machine - if they could see me now!

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  101. I live in Sweden and quilting is rather new for us. I have never been at a quilting bee, but I have sewed along with other quilters several times, since I became a quilter.
    Thanks for a great give away

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  102. Thanks for the chance to win this great looking book. Ive never been a part of a bee but would love to do it one day. Im working on several quilts right now. But my favorite is a scrap vomit quilt :)

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  103. New to quilting and had no idea it was so hard to sew a straight line - lol
    This book would be so helpful and inspirational.

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  105. Sadly to say I've never belonged to a quilting bee but there always is a first time right! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. granstone09@yahoo.com

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  107. this book wasn't on my radar; thanks for sharing!

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  108. I have never been in a quilting bee (guess I work too much). This book looks like a lot of fun. My favorite block is the Dresden Plate. I just finished a top making each plate with different batkins. Getting ready to quilt it. I think it is going to turn out just fine. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  109. I'm in the middle of a bee now and still trying to figure out my choices for when I'm queen bee. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. I am becoming a modern quilt fanatic. This book would add to my frenzy!
    pjchech@yahoo.com

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  111. I've never been in a quilting bee, maybe one day. I'm currently working on a paper pieced wall hanging

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  112. It has been hard for me to commit to a bee as I don't know I can make the monthly commitment. But hopefully someday!

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  113. My favorite quilt so far was a cheater quilt I made for my kids from an Ikea children's sheet.

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  114. Wow, your block came out so pretty. One of my favorites is a quilt I am making now, using your QAYG method. I am thinking this will be my favorite way to make quilts.

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  115. Hi I would love to win this book! I am always looking for new ideas for quilting.
    Marlene L.

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  116. I would love to win the book! Thanks!

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  117. Lovely block you made! I really enjoyed the farmers wife quilt along, it's a pretty epic quilt, at 111 blocks, but I'm almost there! Cheers for the chance!

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  118. What a great opportunity! I need / want to find more time to quilt - and would love something to help talk me through techniques, etc.! :)

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  119. Looks like a fun new book with refreshing modern designs.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  120. I meet every week with a group of ladies to sew. We have a great time sewing and chatting the day away. Love going there!

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  121. I have so many projects cut and ready to be sewn, but always happy to start one more. Currently I am working on finishing a zig zag baby quilt for an irish friend's expected grandbaby. :)

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  122. I'm about to start a virtual bee with a few friends for a vintage pattern based on a junk shop quilt top. I'm so excited that we'll get to share the making process despite differences in time, distance, and availability. I look forward to many more bee ideas from this wonderful book!

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  123. I have seen this book around the blogs. I joined my first bee this year and this looks like such a great and useful book.

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  124. My favorite quilted item that I made was a Christmas tree skirt - the first thing I made that I kept for myself. We still use it every year, I made it 23 years ago.

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  125. I have done several online bees and they are so much fun! Right now I have a project on my design wall that is working with blocks that I got over the summer.

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  126. I haven't done an online bee but I think it would be a lot of fun. Looks like a great book!

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  127. What a fantastic book! I have not participated in a quilting bee but I do have some Briar Rose fabric that I can't wait to use. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  128. I've done a couple online bees that have been great, but I love getting together with friends and all working on the same project. It's really fun to just throw all our fabric in a pile, pick a pattern and go.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  129. My favorite sewing project for this year has to be the Philanthropic quilt created in yellows and purples. I generally don't have those colors in my home and it was refreshing to see vibrant colors come alive. I hope the recipient enjoys it as much as I did creating it.

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  130. I am really enjoying my Wonkyville project - I put a call out to anyone who would like to make me a wonky house or wonky tree and I would make a quilt from!

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  131. I loved the Swap of string blocks I was in and right now the Hexy one..

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  132. I have never joined a bee
    I can't get things done on a schedule
    maybe I should try it

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  133. I have only made 2 quilts and have 2 others as UFOs. The last one I finished just last month for a quilt auction to benefit Sari Bari. It was really exciting to sew something for an unknown recipient and to know I am helping the fight against trafficking. I quilted for freedom!

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  134. Would love to win this book. We just started a MQG in our area and this book would be a great idea book for our guild.

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  135. I would love to win that book.

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  136. I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  137. oh wow, lovely giveaway 2 day in rows... you are so generous , Maureen .. I'm not follow quilting bee since I still get hard time to manage my time, but I will love to try. I just finished baby boy quilt and now continue to make another 2 quilt for Christmas present for my daughter's teacher .. :) *still can't believe almost end of the year .. :(

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  139. You have some of the greatest combinations of fabrics and patterns. Thank you sjpsan47@gmail.com

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  140. Cool block...would love to win the Modern Bee book...know it would be fun to make the blocks...no guild or quilting group in my little town.

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  141. I haven't been able to get plugged into a bee yet. I've been keeping up with our local modern quilt guild here in San Diego through their website. Hopefully I can join them soon in a bee!

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  142. it would be such fun to win this book and join in the fun of "bee-masters" vicariously.

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  143. I've only been in one bee. Everyone had a focus fabric and we had to incorporate that piece into a block for them. It was fun. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  144. I've never done a quilting bee. I'm currently working on my first quilt. A cathedral quilt for our king sized bed. I may have bitten off more than I can chew.

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  145. HELLO, I'VE NOT BEEN IN A BEE>WOULD LIKE TO THOUGH!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  146. Love your block- fantastic use of fabrics...and would love to win this book. I've been in my first bees this past year and they have totally changed the way I see quilts and make quilts. I love the interaction, learning new blocks, new color or pattern combos- the whole process makes my quilting world larger!

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  147. Would love to win a copy of this book!

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  148. Love the book and the colors in the block. Thanks for the chance

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  149. I have just finished making the 5th of 10 quilts I am making for my grandchildren. With still 5 more to go I would love to win this book for some ideas.Lois L.

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  150. I love your interpretation of that quilt block. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  151. I learned how to quilt from a small town quilting group that used to meet in the local restaurant after hours :0 How fun is that? I'm still very new to it, but love it!

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  152. I haven't made a quilt yet, but I do want to make "Hello Handsome", a quilt I saw in Quilty magazine. Thanks.

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  153. I'd love to have a copy of this book - looks so interesting!

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  154. I enjoy books w/mulitple authors, it's been a while since I've been in a bee. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  155. I've never been in a Bee.......one day maybe, when I think I'm good enough.

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  156. This looks great!
    My favorite quilt that I've made is the one I made for my husband. Bright stripes of large patchwork on white. I'm working on two now, one for each child, and am hoping they'll like them as much as he likes his. =)

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  157. This book sounds like fun! Would love to win!!

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  158. No bees in my neighborhood . My favorite quilts are the ones made for our grandchildren because so much love goes into them.

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  159. I have participated in three bees on Threadbias and have two amazing quilts to finish up! I have so loved making the many blocks for others as well and would love this book. Thanks for chance

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  160. I'm currently in the 3x6 bee which I love since its a fun twist on a traditional bee. You end up getting 6 (not including your own) different blocks in your choice of colors! Very fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  161. I'm also in the 3x6 bee, constructing a blue & white sampler quilt. :)

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  162. I would love to do a bee! It would be so much fun!!!

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  163. Would love to win the book. I enjoy doing new quilt patterns. Trying to push myself to do things new all the time. Would love to be in a bee but not one around here.

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  164. Getting into modern quilting. Would love a book!

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  165. looks like a great addition to any quilter's library. I am in the Sunday Morning Quilts bee. We have had members from Australia and the UK in past rounds. So much fun to get to know these ladies.

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  166. This book looks great. Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  167. I have seen this book and it is one I would like to own.

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  168. i only actually made one quilt, and that was in highschool as a girl scout project. i still use it. its pink lime green and black.... i never actually 'quilted' it though...that seemed to intimidating and was never shown how....so is it still technically a quilt? haha

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  169. I would love to begin a local bee! :-)

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  170. I'd love to win a copy of this book!

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  171. Wow, I just love your block. It looks so crisp and beautiful. My favorite quilt that I made is the first one. I started it when I was in my 20's and got some nice bright neon, almost solid pink blue orange and yellow. I got the top about halfway done and for some reason I just put it up and quit. I found it about 8 years later and finished it. Back when I started it, I wasn't too accurate with the piecing, but in the end it turned out great. It definitely gave me the sewing bug and I never looked back.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book

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  172. I am new to quilting and am working on my first baby quilt for my new grandson - so fun.

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  173. I am new to this blog and liking it alot. I visited because of your QAYG chevron quilt. I must try that. I have never been part of a quilting Bee and am interested how it works. This book looks like great fun. Thanks.

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  174. I'm just finishing up a baby quilt. This looks like a fun book to have. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  175. I love any quilt that I make that stays in my home for my family to use as most everything I make gets sent out to others. I love making quilts for my kids! There is noting like seeing the both laying on the couch together wrapped in something I made to keep them warm! I made my little girl a rainbow hexi quilt and it has to be my fav quilt ever!
    Thanks for the chance, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  176. I've been in one bee and learned a lot. I'd love to be in a building bee where each time you add a border to the outside and at the end you get a surprise.

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  177. I find I make more things inspired by Jeni Baker than just about anything else!!! Your block turned out beautifully!

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  178. The book looks very interesting. I've never done a quilting bee.

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  179. I have never done a quilting bee. I think this book will be a really great book for anyone. May favorite quilt is the mini wild thing by camille roskelley. I just love how it looks with the fabric from her simple abundance fabric line. I love how your block turned out. Looking forward to the finish for your quilt.

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  180. I haven't yet participated in a bee, but my favorite quilts so far are one I made for my baby and one I'm just starting using some hand-pieced hexagons made a long time ago by my great-grandmother.

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  181. Have not been in a bee. Thanks for the chance to win,

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  182. I just made a paper pieced sampler

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  183. I just made a paper pieced sampler

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  184. I have never had an opportunity to be in a quilting bee or club etc.. I usually sew by myself. Right now I am finishing a cloth basket for my neighbor who is a breast cancer survivor. This is October, which is breast cancer aweness month, so it seemed right to celebrate with her this month by making her something special. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  185. Quilting with others sounds like so much fun- talk and stitch!

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  186. Never participated in a Bee, sounds like fun! Would love to win a copy of this book and maybe try to organize one in my area.

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  187. I'm not accomplished enough to participate in a bee; but I would sure love to win this book :)

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  188. You know, that stacked windmill block pattern would not only be a cool middle for a quilt, but also a barn quilt. Oh yea!

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  189. cuuuute block -- thanks for the chance. I've never been in a bee (booo), but I just joined my first swap this past summer, and I've had tons of fun making items. I love making gifts, and giving to other quilty gals is the best part.

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  190. I'm participating in my first bee this year; its been really fun to share my love of sewing with my fellow bee mates and it was pretty exciting to receive a bunch of blocks in the mail from all over the US.

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  191. Looks like a fantastic book would love to get ideas from it. I have been in a few bee's in the past but have sadly been disappointed with them.

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  192. I'm only on my second bee ever and having so much fun! August was my month and I got all pink x & + blocks - so cute for a baby quilt I'm making for a granddaughter.

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  193. I'm in one charity bee (Cheer of do.good). It has been a good experience and a challenge, since there are some blocks I would never have made otherwise!

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  194. Would love to win this book!! Also am mad about the domino dot fabric...so cute!!!

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  195. Looks like a lovely book! I'm not a member of a quilting bee right now. Too busy with small child, but I LOVE to quilt!
    Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

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  196. Looks like a great book , great ideas to start a bee with you BFF's.

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