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four june giveaways!

four june giveaways!


This month Okan Arts is giving away Mary W Kerr’s book Southern Quilts: Celebrating Traditions, History, and Design, published by Schiffer. There are four giveaways, each valued at $30.

This book celebrates the can-do spirit and welcoming hearts of strong Southern women. More than a picture resource, each chapter examines a different style of quilt design—Alabama Pine Burr, Cotton Boll, Rattlesnack, Seven Sisters, Whig’s Defeat, and more—sixteen total!

You are going to love this book as thirteen collectors and quilt historians compiled the quilt examples and wrote the text for each chapter. Quilts from 17 institutions and more than 50 individual collections are shown.

Whether you are a traditional, modern or art quilter, grab a Mint Julep and savor every page of this book. Then head into your sewing room energized to make a Southern-inspired design this summer!

Proceeds from the book benefit the American Quilt Study Group.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winners are Beth B of Pittsford NY, Kathie L of Allentown PA, Nancy B of Jackson TN, and Sue K or Marble Falls TX.

To participate in the June giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What quilt projects are on your list for this summer?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The June 2018 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on June 30, 2018. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing for the Southern Quilts book from Schiffer Publishing. The winners will be notified within 24 hours. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To visit the website of author Mary W. Kerr +click here

To visit the Schiffer Publishing website and buy Southern Quilts +click here

Thank you Schiffer Publishing for the donation of this great book! Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.

Okan Arts offers vintage Japanese textiles and creative quilting workshops. Next time you are in Seattle, plan to stop by our shop and peruse our huge collection of yukata cottons. Please contact Victoria Stone at victoria@okanarts.com to set up an appointment to visit.

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153 comments to “four june giveaways!”

  1. Nicole Kaplan says:

    I am working on some modern quilts for QuiltCon, a baby quilt, and some UFOs!

  2. Janet Wright says:

    I am going to hand quilt the last two quilts that I made in the Yukata class.
    Great for camping.

  3. Becky DuBose says:

    Thanks for benefiting this group with your give away. I a continuing to hand quilt my Civil War Repro sampler this summer. I have a wide variety of CW repro fabrics just waiting for use….your book would be one I would use to sew them into beautiful quilts.

  4. Linda says:

    I just finished four UFO quilts for the family of a friend who died of cancer. Now I am working on my unfinished quilts as this year’s project. Some I am wondering “what was I thinking?”. They may go to a better home.

  5. Marilynn Dondero-Rich says:

    Finish a number of UFO’s as have too many quilt projects started!

  6. Nadine Nakano says:

    I just purchased paganoonoo’s recycled clothing instructions for a Jean bogo jacket I want to get started on!

  7. Julie says:

    I am making a queen sized quilt for my guest room. I’ve only had the fabric and pattern SEVEN years!!

  8. Shari Kersey says:

    I am working on Patches of Blue by Edyta Sitar and my LQS block of the month. I want to make a baby quilt too. Just got the fabric for that.

  9. Dottie MACOMBER says:

    Ooo, I love quilt history!
    My summer projects are to finish up items for my guild’s show in October: put a binding on a twin sized quilt, finish a baby quilt, finish a Halloween table runner for my nephew, and make a couple other table runners for my friend and her mother for Christmas!

  10. Karen M says:

    I recently retired so I have more time to sew every day. My goal is to get my UFOs completed. I also plan to sew sleeves and labels on a few recently completed quilts so they will be ready for my guild’s October quilt show.

  11. Nancy Blankenship says:

    I am working on a Christmas quilt and collecting fabric for another Christmas quilt I hope to begin working on soon.

  12. Deb Woolley says:

    Working on a pattern from Quiltmania that is Asian themed hand applique geishas. I am doing in silks. I collected while in Japan and China.

  13. Linda Fleming says:

    #1 on my list is to finish a Mystery quilt. It’s ready now for the borders. After that I’m planning on making a quilt for my neighbor’s young grandson and starting a patriotic star quilt. Of course there’s always some ufo’s that are deserving some attention!

  14. yochi dayan says:

    I am preparing this summer two art quilts for two different shows. One show is about the five senses and for the other i got a fat quarter that i must use in my artquilt.

  15. sylvia says:

    I am working on finishing UFO’s. I have quite the pile of quilt tops and hope to get several quilted and bound. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

  16. Garen says:

    UFO- a couple of them at least pushed along a bit and hexie flowers!!!

  17. Christine Gross says:

    I am working on a modern large lap quilt that combines great color in the fabrics and plenty of grey background for hand stitching!

  18. Sheryl Ramstad says:

    I am starting a block exchange with quilting friends and doing Triangle Tango with grunge background !

  19. Darlene Arnswald says:

    I am working on a case cover for my featherweight, place mats for Meals on Wheels, several UFOs and an assortment of other Modern Quilt Guild group projects.

  20. suzi leong says:

    organize my sewing spaces, yes, spaces. I am all over the house…
    finish up some ufo’s and start some more. Cannot kept calm seeing all
    the new fabric collections out there.

  21. Karen A says:

    I am working on a mystery quilt with my guild, some monthly challenges, and my never shrinking ufo pile.

  22. Mrs. Plum says:

    I’m making a couple of comfort quilts, plus working on a long-term appliqué project. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Laurie says:

    mostly trying to finish up lingering projects! I hand-quilt everything, so I don’t rack up completed projects quickly and often.

  24. Barbara Kampas says:

    I plan on learning new techniques and incorporating them into quilts and hope to include my international fabrics in that endeavor.

  25. jane says:

    I’ve been wanting to try some scrappy wheels for some time. Also need to finish up a flotsam idea that I had to put away for awhile.

  26. Kathy Saunders says:

    So many projects, so little time! Working on Buttermilk Basin Mystery wool appliqué blocks, Quilts of Valor, several gift makeup zippered bags, and practice, practice, practice longarm quilting!

  27. Martha Wacker says:

    On my summer schedule: My first yukata quilt ( in progress); a baby quilt for my 7th grand niece/nephew, due in November; quilting a finished top with Kaffe Fasse fabric; re-learning sashiko stitch prior to doing more hand quilting!

  28. mzjohansen says:

    I made a promise to myself that I would finish what I have started before I will allow myself to begin a new project. So….I am putting together an appliqué quilt that has languished too long, and then will put together another project that I call my “Potato Chips” quilt…because when I made one block I just couldn’t stop! I collect quilt history books – so thank you for the opportunity to hold “Southern Quilts” in my hands. Schaffer always does such a stellar job with their books!

  29. Patti Bach says:

    I just finished a quilt for the adorable Lucy James, first grandchild of a good friend. I have another girl coming at the end of August so I will be making that quilt. Also working on a modern quilt for my neice Hannah which I will finish in the next 3 weeks; piecing the top now. I have another quilt top inches from being done for my husband and I that I plan to finish this summer. That’s all for now!!

  30. Kathy Gorman says:

    I am working on a triangle quilt this summer!

  31. sgrancio says:

    I’m going to keep chipping away at the 60+ unfinished projects I listed at the start of the year – 17 down, more moving along! Also starting new work, including using linen and more hand-quilting while contributing to my quilt group’s ongoing charity work. @sisansquiltstudio

  32. Shelly Burge says:

    This summer I’m working on several art quilts that have deadlines coming up much faster then I’m prepared for. I’m also helping my three young grandchildren learn to sew, their next project is pillowcases.

  33. Sandi Vadset says:

    Iam working on a Sue spargo kit. My first one!!!! Also working on a table running of a big long Snowmen all in wool. I want to do a art quilt using cotton to follow up with how to use it and wool together to put on wool.Thanks Sandi

  34. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    My plan for this summer is to finish quilting several tops that have been waiting for quite awhile. I belong to a modern quilt guild but find myself always coming back to the traditional patterns. These will always be “quilts” for me.

  35. Barbara Minton says:

    What quilt projects are on your list for this summer? I am trying to finish quilting a queen-size quilt for my son and new daughter-in-law (married 4/28/2018). Then I am signed up to take a 3-day class with Sue Spargo (hand work in wool) at Quilters Affair in Sisters OR.

  36. Pamela V says:

    I’m making a couple of wall-hangings for my dad.

  37. Maridel Armstrong says:

    I am finishing a modern table runner and am intending to complete 4 more Row by Row strips and put together two Row by Row quilts. In between those projects I have baby gifts to make and a baby quilt for a great grand baby expected in the fall.
    I think those will keep me busy.

  38. Beth says:

    I’ve got the 2017 BOM from the quiltshow.com in a hoop for hand quilting. I hope to have it done for my quilt club’s 2019 show in June.

  39. LInda says:

    My daughter asked me to make a sofa quilt for her to go with her new living room furniture which is Arts & Crafts style. I have accumulated a nice collection of William Morris style prints and I am going to use those to make her a quilt.

    😉 Linda

  40. Karen Friedrichs says:

    I am challenging myself to make six Quilts for Kids for our local branch. I also plan to quilt three quilt tops. (Are we going to be held accountable? LOL)

  41. Pam says:

    I am hand quilting a small abstract piece. Hand quilting in the summer can be a little warm!

  42. Susan Henyon says:

    Mary visited Bayside Quilters in Easton, Maryland this week. Wow. We saw the Twisted exhibit. I chose to buy a different book, but would love to have one of these.

  43. Nancy Hower says:

    I am working on a queen size quilt, using black and whites fabric with a musical theme. It is a modified log cabin with a common connecting fabric thread throughout the top. I plan to use my embroidery machine and include some instruments on the back and in the quilting.

  44. Jude Swift says:

    I am currently working on about 6 quilts, and have plans to reinterpret some traditional patterns. also, i am going to do some hachi quilts with african fabrics.

  45. Ellee says:

    This summer I’m working on quilts for my grandchildren.

  46. Andrea Bursaw says:

    On deck for summer: complete a red-and-white challenge, continue work on a fused homage to my aging Beetle, finish binding husband’s napping quilt, and as a reward for all of this, begin design and stitching on an East Meets West mostly-blue quilt for myself!

  47. Terry Cullan says:

    I’m working on a currant quilt, almost done quilting but I want to do some beading on this one which I think will take some time.

  48. Nancy Balz says:

    Creating my own improv quilt to start the summer off. Next I plan to make the modern basic with Vanessa Goertzen’s pattern from her book Charm School for my daughter-in-law. Then end the summer in crazy quilting class. Lots of blocks, lots of fun!

  49. Cheryl Macomber says:

    I am working on a Row by Row quilt and also a mystery BOM. I also have everything I need to make a pinwheel quilt for my greatgrandaughter and hope to at least get the pieces cut this summer. Busy picking all of my summer yukata apart for future quilt backs.

  50. Pamela Stout says:

    I am currently working on a quilt for my husband which was to be a throw but he wishes it to be larger so one more row. Also need to bind a picnic quilt, and baby quilt. Then start on two baby quilts due in October and November. Dear to my heart is to make some lap quilts to donate for patients when they have chemo. Thank you for offering the giveaway for us.

  51. Sally Strawn says:

    I’m working in a Temperature Quilt reflecting the year I was born in Iowa; completing a quilt encompassing a Rob Appel Red Wolf I made a few years ago; finish quilting a Kaffe Fassett Bow tie Quilt ; etc. etc. etc.

  52. Brenda says:

    Want to: 1) finish up several WIPS (mainly Christmas) 2) piece wedding quilt for nephew, and 3) make at least one mini a month so I have a feeling of completion!

  53. Aime Augsburg says:

    This summer the quilting project I am working on is actually repairing an old quilt for a friend. It is used to be on her bed when she was young. She wants to return it to her mother who is 90 years old. It is an appliqué quilt with flowers and leaves. I’ve replaced the binding and am using a buttonhole stitch to reattach some of the appliqués. It is a big project!

  54. sharon says:

    I am finishing a kaffe fabric quilt for a good friend who is retiring this month.
    and I hope to make a modern quilt for my 15 y/o nephew who just moved into a new house.

  55. Sue Dillon says:

    I am finishing up lots of UFO’s

  56. Eddi Baird says:

    Time to clear up the ufo basket in the studio. French General binding completed last week ready for the Thurston County Fair. Hoping for a blue ribbon again this year.

  57. Sonia B says:

    I am shopping my fabric stash to make a new quilt for my bed. I have been thinking about using Tula Pink’s Center Stage pattern. Then I will get started on some gifts for family.

  58. Julee says:

    I’ll be trying to use up prints in my fabric stash: a king sized (for my bed) improv quilt with my charm packs and some vintage fabric, a baby quilt for my baby, a baby quilt for my neighbor’s baby, a twin yellow and while quilt for one of my kids, an undetermined size for submitting to quilt con… I won’t complete them all this summer im know, but I’d like to start a few and finish at least one!!!

  59. Tesi Vaara says:

    Full Moon quilts!

  60. Carolyn says:

    I am hand quilting a quilt I started in the winter made from Shwe shwe indigo fabrics from South Africa.

  61. marie Beers says:

    There are many projects on my list for this summer, a blue/white quilt to finish, pillow cases for charity, baby quilt, and Moda Block Head blocks every week, blocks for raffle quilt for our city 200 year celebration, and a block (a challenge for me) for a quilt for QuiltCon.

  62. Lauren Rudd says:

    This summer I am working on a collection of small original quilts.

  63. Mary DeBrunner says:

    Am working on some UFOs and making six tote bags for daughter, daughter in law and granddaughters .

  64. Kathy S says:

    First organize, organize. Then recycle all the black and white scraps to fashionably patch worn denim.

  65. Carole S. says:

    I’m finishing up two quilts (at least) to put in my guild’s show in October. One top is finished, the other only needs borders, and then to get them quilted. The quilting is the most intimidating part! In between times, I’m making items to sell at our Silent Auction, where we raise funds for the guild and for charity. If I’m lucky, I’ll have a new book to read, too!

  66. Cindy Brouillard says:

    A quilt for my bed and a snippet picture type wall hanging.

  67. Stephanie says:

    I’m working on two vintage quilt tops ~ quilting and binding and a Sarah Fielke BOM.

  68. Vicki Obenhaus says:

    I have a few! I am finishing up “Frozen” for my granddaughter; then a baby quilt for my grandson; then I will be using my Great Grandmother Martha’s Sunbonnet Sue appliqued quilt blocks (feed sack material) and my collection of reproduction vintage 40’s fabric to make an heirloom for my daughter. And my guild has a paint chip challenge going on using our initials. Whew! Thanks for asking!

  69. Christine Ratzel says:

    A wedding picture quilt with pictures of the wedding and reception

  70. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    I am working on a bag for quilters using Japanese fabrics!

  71. Marlene Lohman says:

    I am working on quilts for charity and two for Christmas gifts.

  72. Rosemary says:

    I have a one-year-old granddaughter that I sew for. I would love to make her a quilted jacket out of Japanese fabrics. I particularly LOVE anything indigo.

  73. Kim says:

    I am FINISHING several projects, one is a wedding gift from 7 years ago, they’re still togethet! Another, is an old friend…..stash fabrics. Among (too) many others:-) to mention. Done!

  74. Linda Levy says:

    National Quilt Museum’s block of the month, Bonnie Hunter’s chunky churn dash,
    Boxtrot, by creative solutions using Asian fabrics.

  75. Becky DuBose says:

    Quilting out my Civil War Repro quilt by hand. Machine work is African Queen and a biscuit quilt in the Irish Chain design. Lot’s to keep me busy but being a southern girl myself (Mississippi) I would love to have this book. Thanks to the contributors.

  76. Susan Kelley says:

    I’m working on a scrappy string quilt in between getting ready to move.

  77. Terrie Benedict says:

    I would love to win Ann Kerr’s book, “Southern Quits”. My ancestors migrated South in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s, so I am proud to call myself a Southerner. My grandmothers, great-grandmothers, mother and aunts were all quilters. Would be tickled to delve into this book about my quilting heritage.

  78. Renee Fisher says:

    I am designing a quilt around a series of pounded flower panels. The flowers all came from my garden and the country roadsides.

  79. Dionne Matthies-Buban says:

    I have sevetal tops that I need to quilt. I need to make that my gocus!

  80. Allison Wilbur says:

    I’ll be working on a log cabin with taupe Japanese fabrics. The subtle color shifts will form a secondary pattern. Perhaps also an indigo Wheel of Mystery…

    Mary is wonderful and all her books are fantastic as are her traveling exhibits. She is a gem!

  81. Cindy K says:

    I am working on a miniature quilt. I made one for a guild auction, one for my daughters birthday and now this one is for me. Also getting ready to start a challenge quilt for guild.

  82. Karen Cyr says:

    I am going to finish a baby quilt for my guild’s silent auction and another for my brother.

  83. Wanda M Parrish says:

    I am working on totally hand stitched “big-stitch” quilted strips that are using up some of my scraps. I started this so I can take it with me when I am out and about in the glorious summer weather.

  84. Kim Turold says:

    I recently discovered your website and love all the information available. Thank you. I started three quilts this last winter/spring–Trip Around the World and a Double Nine Patch that I plan to machine quilt. And to get out of my comfort zone–a Japanese inspired Boro quilt made with shades of blue shirts from my brother. Should be a very busy summer!

  85. Kathie L says:

    I am going to make a quilt for MYSELF this summer. I have some great Dutch chintz that is calling me.

  86. Susan says:

    I have two English paper piecing quilts that are close to finishing and numerous pieced quilts to work on!

  87. Pam Nottingham says:

    I am going to work on baby projects for my first great grandchild. Happy days

  88. LOLLY SCHIFFMAN says:

    Projects from “Modern Quilt Magic” by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Had the amazing pleasure of attending her retreat in NYC.

  89. Anne Percy Knott says:

    “GONE CRAZY” Silk Ties improvisational quilt (72″ x 85″ almost finished)
    “Helter Skelter” quilt collaboration with daughter (queen size/almost finished)
    Next project: “DARK SIDE of CRAZY” quilt-as-you-go two-sided

  90. Carol Johnson says:

    I’m working on my first completely hand-done piece. I’m making a flower garden my way with hexies, added trims and embroidery. When I need something faster for a break, I’m making an apron with pieced details to thank a friend for caring for our dogs while we were out of town, and I have a small stack of UFO’s I’d like to complete before heading back into the classroom.

  91. Mary Holshouser says:

    Even if I never use the patterns to make
    a quilt, the book will be a keepsake to
    look at all the different, beautiful
    designs. Some new and fascinating
    quilts. thanks for the chance to
    win one of these books.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  92. Kristy Yenkey says:

    I have purchased some lovely blue and white japanese fabric and am looking for a special quilt pattern to showcase the beautiful designs…and more inspiration too..

  93. Michelle D says:

    I’m trying shibori at home ! Wish me luck!

  94. Bette says:

    I am hand piecing a twin size quilt using muted purples, greens and maroons; a very calming combination. I don’t use a sewing machine for any part of the process—all hand done.

  95. Tanya says:

    I’m venturing into art quilting with a stylized seahorse applique. Happy summer quilting y’all!

  96. Pam Furry says:

    Maybe this is the summer I put together my 120 log cabin blocks that have been sitting around for years. I am going to also put together a little Boro quilt and practice my sashiko work.

  97. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    This is my summer to finish some quilt tops and to enrich my embroidery skills with Sue Spargo workshop.

  98. Ruth Lancaster says:

    I am working on a T-shirt quilt for my daughter and a quilt kit I bought at a show.

  99. Gale Schwarb says:

    Summer is my time for hand appliqué and English paper piecing, which can be enjoyed outside!!

  100. Cindy Hanrahan says:

    I’m working on, and need to finish by mid-July, a baby quilt (Irish Chain) for my cousin’s grandson and finishing my New York quilt and when I have a chance making more blocks for my crazy life quilt.

  101. Elizabeth Dalton says:

    I’m working on UFO’s — of course!! Also I’m trying to use some of the fabric in my stash to finish the UFO’s. Only works as long as I say out of Quilt Shops.!!

  102. Jill Therriault says:

    I am finishing 3 quilts for our local show that are purchased patterns with my fabric. I am also designing 3 quilts based on a collection of family quilts dating back to the slave era. These will be reproduced in in Modern and traditional quilts. Patterns will be for sale in the spring.

  103. Dale says:

    I have a bunch of UFOs to finish. Also some WISPs (Works in Slow Progress) which addresses many of my silk ribbon embroidery projects. What a wonderful time of life, to have all these fun activities to look forward to!

  104. Estie says:

    Imagine BOMs, Summer Fun blocks, reverse applique heart, baby quilts, and the list goes on…………

  105. Barbara Montejo says:

    A quilt for my granddaugther’s 3rd birthday and a Row by Row quilt.

  106. CHARLOTTE KEY says:

    I have two king sized quilts to finish and am cutting strips and such from my scraps for a scrappy quilt.

  107. Kat Chapman says:

    I’m going to a sewing camp in Portland, Maine this summer and will be doing some patchwork for a tunic. I love traditional quilts like these.

  108. Nancy Long says:

    1. organize fabrics, patterns, tools, etc
    2. finish 3 wall hangings
    3. share quilt kits with neighbor

  109. marty says:

    some version of star is a goal this summer

  110. Ellen Hemmert says:

    I would love to learn more about Southern quilts.

  111. pam newton says:

    Working on a small sashiko stitched mat for my taboret top. Finally quilting a neutral linen patchwork top I did last summer. Finishing some embroidered text on a small crib quilt that belonged to my son. Busy.

  112. Joyce` says:

    My summer projects include learning some new skills…postcards, applique and using scraps to the last thread.

  113. Barbaraben says:

    This summer I’m finishing some works in progress – an indigo piece and a queen sized anniversary quilt.

  114. Mary Dusenberry says:

    Learning to use the Creative Grids by Deb Heatherly to speed me up and improve my points!

  115. Lori Memmen says:

    Baby quilt of crayons, July 4 tablerunner, and a Christmas appliqué quilt are all on my summer agenda. Having grown up in th south, I’m very interested in this new book. Thank you for the opportunity!

  116. Debbie McLaughlin says:

    I’m plotting out my first quilt ever–aside from two wall hanging, free-motion-stitched pieces, which made me realize, OMG, I want to do this. I have been focusing on mosaic art for the past several years, and I’m eager to keep exploring and learning quilting. My first quilt is a king-sized quilt of my own design. I will even attempt to free-motion quilt-stitch it.

  117. Sueanne M says:

    Right now I’m finishing a wall hanging for a friend who is retiring at the end of June.

  118. Lily Kamikihara says:

    UFO’s!!!! I think I’ll start with the ones that are almost done (i.e., top done, needs quilting) first. Probably do the stack and whack and Japanese fan ones that I started in 2012.

  119. Kathy Collins says:

    I am learning to use my longarm machine and make quilts for project Linus.

  120. Kathy Collins says:

    Learning to use my longarm machine and making donations to Project Linus.

  121. Carol Kuse says:

    My main project is to finish several of my unfinished quilts, and then I get to start English Paper Piecing. I have been trying to clear my commitments so I can do this.

  122. cynthia rosner says:

    This summer I hope to free motion quilt two quilts and finish them.

  123. SandyB says:

    I plan to finish handquilting a quilt that was started last year. Several UFOs are ready for machine quilting and I plan to finish those.

  124. Alice Brody says:

    Finishing my nephews sunrise quilt for his college dorm room, a dragonfly baby quilt for my cousin’s first child, and a painting class with Mickey Lawler at Quilting by the Lake.

  125. Allison Boucher says:

    I will finish a Quilt of Valor for my husband’s high school best friend and start one for my brother-in-law. Both of these men deserve recognition for their duty time in the Vietnam war.

  126. Cheryl Cheney says:

    Working on my first full sized quilt, made from aboriginal fabrics i

  127. Debra Miller says:

    I am working on a wedding quilt for my niece, a t-shirt quilt for my daughter in law and several English paper pieced carry along projects.

  128. Janet McDonald says:

    A Judy Niemeyer Wedding Star with flying geese border

  129. Barbara says:

    Trying to finish a quilt to enter in QuiltCon and exploring a unique variation on One Block Wonder.

  130. Christi Scheffel says:

    I am currently quilting 3 quilts for my 3 nieces High School graduation.

  131. carol Denning says:

    on my list are only smalls to finish; because I have a “huge” to me ,one to plan, draft, cut ,sew and hope to finish before a firm deadline. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  132. Mary Cunningsworth says:

    A modern sampler, a flying geese border and an octagonal jelly rool quilt with 20″ blocks. I’ve completed a DNP with Japanese fabrics earlier this year.

  133. Pat Bell says:

    Working on the Golden Days quilt by Jen Kingwell. Trying to do applique neatly.

  134. Barbara Lotthammer says:

    Getting inspiration from new books is always wonderful. Love the book

  135. Nancy A. Hower says:

    I’m working on a table runner that has lots of curved pieces, a new concept for me. I also need to make a cover for a tea jar so the light does not get to the tea leaves. I’m thinking of making a skirt and the ruffle top for the lid.

  136. Pamela Reim says:

    Finish 3 bed quilts & complete 2 art quilts for upcoming guild show!

  137. Sue Kersey says:

    My summer quilting is really important to me as it gets so hot outside I spend many hours in my studio upstairs. I try to make gifts for our granddaughters and finish up other projects. Reading new quilting books is a must in the summer with a tall glass of ice tea!

  138. Jackie Stevens says:

    I am working on several quilts that will be donated by my guild to our abused women’s shelter.

  139. jenny says:

    my goal this summer is to use up scraps! Im currently putting together a quilt with Heather Bailey Freshcut and Pop Garden!!

  140. Marilyn says:

    I am doing some sashiko projects for Christmas, getting caught up on a block of the month program in which I am behind, and making a table runner for a friend’s birthday.

  141. L. DeVille says:

    I am finishing my first huge (king size) traditional, triangle quilt this summer. I will also teach my granddaughter to quilt, and we will do a cowboy quilt for her little brother!

  142. Sarah says:

    I’m working on a house warming gift for my brother and sister in law. Still collecting lovely shades of blue fabric for the project.

  143. Maria Sariano says:

    This summer am hand quilting an 8- point stars quilt top that i’ve had for about 10 years. of course, i’ll be indoors with lovely air conditioning.!

  144. Maria Sariano says:

    This summer am hand quilting an 8- point stars quilt top that i’ve had for about 10 years. of course, i’ll be indoors with lovely air conditioning.!

  145. Karen Wong says:

    quilting baby gifts.

  146. Kay Lee says:

    Am working on my UFO list. Just finished a raggy baby quilt. Next is a T-Shirt Quilt for my son.

  147. Lydia Reading says:

    I didn’t think I was going to like this book, but as soon as the pages appeared I knew I was wrong, It’s lovely! My summer quilt project is to clean up and organize my sewing room (can’t quite call it a studio yet), get up the design wall, figure out which of many UFOs I want to tackle, and get started. But there is always time for perusing my library of quilt books. And never have too many. Southern Quilts is going on my to-buy list.

  148. Teresa Fusco says:

    I started eight quilts this summer! A Drunkards path from ovals, a signature quilt to donate this fall to the local firehouse, a braid quilt for me, a yellow duvet cover for my sister, a rocking log cabin that’s ready to put the blocks together, a pavement puzzle quilt, a large star kit from Victoria Finley Wolf and Contemporary black and white embellished wall hanging.

  149. susan says:

    I am finishing up a triangle scrap quilt and working on an on-going project that requires about 100 8″ blocks. And I am dreaming of my next quilt designs . . .. .

  150. Ginny Leber says:

    This summer I am working on blocks made of stripes and placed on point. A little improvish. Most of the colors are on the light to medium scale, so it has an airy feel. I usually give my quilts away, but I may keep this one. ha!

  151. Angela J Short says:

    I’d like to make a jelly roll quilt this summer. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  152. Sheryl Kessler says:

    A few of us are going to do a quilt along from your East West book. I like your facing finish.