four june giveaways! :: Okan Arts
four june giveaways!

four june giveaways!


By Patricia Belyea

This month’s giveaway features Bill Volckening’s new book Modern Roots, published by C&T’s Stash Books division. There are four giveaways—each valued at $28.

Bill is known for his extensive quilt collection that he has amassed in the last three decades. The newly opened exhibit at International Quilt Study Center, Off The Grid, features Bill’s quilts from the 1970s—many polyester.

Modern Roots takes a selection of quilts from Bill’s archives and creates up-to-date versions of the designs. The book provides patterns for making 12 quilts, in two sizes. Detailed instructions with lots of diagrams make the patterns easy to follow. And finally you will have directions for making your own Lone Star quilt!

To participate in the June giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What quilting projects do you have lined up for the summer?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The June 2017 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on June 30, 2017. 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 book, Modern Roots. 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 Bill Volckening’s website +click here

To read a blog post about Bill Volckening +click here

To buy Bill’s book on Amazon +click here

Thank you Bill Volckening for the donation of your books!

This is an unsponsored giveaway with no compensation given to Okan Arts.

leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

114 comments to “four june giveaways!”

  1. Janie M says:

    I have been trying to finish up my WIP. I get inspired and start a new one. I enjoy quilting.

  2. Mrs. Plum says:

    Two summer projects are lined up: 1). Make two original blocks to add to a Karen Kay Buckley design, and 2) put together a group row quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Tesi Vaara says:

    Trying to finish a quilt to enter into a show. Yikes, time is running out!

  4. Dot says:

    I’m trying to get back to my curvy yukata project! I started it several years ago, and it’s lingered too long. Life has intervened, though. I love the workshop photos you posted recently.

  5. Sylvia says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Chris Chambers says:

    Trying to finish a Log Cabin quilt and an “Around the World’ quilt–both presents, so I need to get going. Then–start Christmas presents–yikes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Susan H. says:

    I have a modern pieced top that I need to finish quilting so I can start on my next one.

  8. Monica Guckenheimer says:

    Improvisationsl quilt alla Denyse Schmidt. I’m with her now!!!

  9. Laurie W says:

    Always working on something. This summer is an improv T shirt for a niece and another wonky strip piecing quilt from a class with Katie Pedersen. Just might finish in time for the fair.

  10. soozi says:

    working on Kathryn Kerr’s 365 challenge, and a challenge it is…itsy bitys
    pieces…but definitely a skill builder at the end.

  11. Susan Grancio says:

    I’m continuing my new exploration of improv, working with solids.

  12. Jackie says:

    my 8 year old granddaughter will be visiting and will want to work on a project. She has her own sewing machine that we keep at my house.

  13. Cheri Searles says:

    I will be working on a tee shirt quilt, some bowl cozies, a round robin.

  14. Daisy Rae says:

    I am making scrap quilts for Project Linus, Fidget quilts and patchwork twiddlemuffs for dementia patients and heart cushions for breast cancer patients. That should keep me busy…

  15. Pam says:

    I am determined to sew together the 200+ blocks that I finished years ago into a log cabin quilt…If I could only decide on a pattern…just too many choices for putting them together. Just discovered Bill last week and love his collections and knowledge of quilts.

  16. Pamela V says:

    Finishing a WIP doggie quilt and reorganizing my studio/quilt room.

  17. Audrey says:

    I’m working on a large drunkards path quilt and a couple improv ones. I also have some applique in the works! Thanks for a chance to win. Looks like a great book!

  18. Susie Q says:

    I would love to have another Volckening book. My summer sewing will be baby quilts for pregnancy life group.

  19. Andrea Bursaw says:

    Summer projects: beach quilt for new neighbor baby, small piece for thread sketching challenge, cathartic resistance-statement in corrosive red, and a cool blue coverlet to restore equilibrium.

  20. Barbara Kampas says:

    A friend brings me fabric every time she travels – I hope to work with these fabrics and create a ‘travel memories’ quilt for her.

  21. Suzanne says:

    A bed quilt i’m determined to have on the bed by fall!

  22. Lyn Jackson says:

    My summer projects are parellel. I am finishing some already started and working on a new art piece in my wolf series.

  23. I will be doing a little dyeing and intend to start a new modern bed quilt.

  24. Shari K. says:

    I am working on my LQS block of the month and also a quilt from a kit that I purchased from Craftsy. There are many WIPs that I could also tackle!

  25. Barbara Hancock says:

    I’m working on a series of quilts to be given to children admitted to our new Children’s Hospital in Northwest Arkansas. My 8 day-old grandson recently underwent emergency surgery at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City and I feel honored to give these hospitals as many quilts as I can make to cuddle and and comfort hospitalized children. Another benefit for me, I’m using that stash I have built.

  26. Christine Brown says:

    My projects for this summer are a lap quilt (original design) for my daughter-in-law; hand piecing of 1″ hexagons from recycled silk ties; and something wonderful I’ll make in Patricia’s yukata workshop in July. Would love to win this book – Bill’s writing style is enjoyable and informative.

  27. Christine Olah says:

    Continuing work on an adaptation of a quilt started for my daughter’s first marriage so that she can use it now that she is remarried. Signatures, best wishes, many who are gone now.

  28. Gin says:

    I’m working on a modern DWR and a kantha-quilted baby quilt, and will be taking workshops with Patricia (!) as well as Sophie Standing.

  29. Gail says:

    This summer, I want to finish my wonky circles quilt.

  30. I have been adding to my collection of Batiks to make new placemats for our summer home and a bed size quilt.

  31. Betsey Wolfson says:

    Working on a quilt for my brother’s 60th birthday.

  32. Allison says:

    Working on my Christmas medallion quilt – with any luck it will be done by December (maybe this year!!!)

  33. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    I plan to do some experimenting with new techniques this summer like improvisational quilting, hand embroidering embellishments and sewing with batiks.

  34. Jerie Clark says:

    First I have to finish the Fibernacci quilt I am working on. Then, if there is any summer left, I want to try some painting on fabric.

  35. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    Two baby quilts and finish some jackets that have been hanging around for too long.

  36. Ellee says:

    My newest project is a commitment to a Round Robin quilt. I hope I can do justice to everyone else’s quilt. I can hardly wait to see what mine will end up looking like.

  37. Pat says:

    I’m finishing a quilt that is due next week, and then have three baby quilts lined up, and then plan to have some good studio time.

  38. Mary O. says:

    Some lap quilts, a block of the month club at a new quilt store, and work on my design for my Kaffe quilt.

  39. Brenda says:

    What I have lined up for the summer: Robert’s baby quilt, three Christmas quilts, two BOMs, and some misc. small projects to finish. Just don’t make me write a “What I Did This Summer” comment at the end of August!

  40. Terry says:

    Wow, I’ve got sooo many projects. I’m buying a longarm and have been busily finish tops, making backs and getting ready to quilt, quilt, quilt all summer until I get good at it. First up is an all scrap, all red, all 4″ squares quilt I made years ago and never quilted. It should be easy to quilt an all-over pattern onto. Wish me luck.

  41. Joanne says:

    I plan to repair/restore the first quilt I made (in 1971) and work on piecing a quilt to memorialize my parents.

  42. Barbara Garrett says:

    Making quilts for a Ronald McDonald House my guild supports. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

  43. Katrine Eagling says:

    1 baby quilt and 4 challenges.

  44. Mary D says:

    I have about 60 pillowcases to make for the family holiday and for donation giving. I want to mingle them into some family quilt making. Also got a couple of donation quilts to complete for the foster care charity. Plenty planned for the Summer sewing season.

  45. Angela Short says:

    Today I made the Howdy cowboy panel by Moda. I purchased it at my Local Quilt shop. It is so cute! The cowboy doll has a bandana, pillow, blanket and stick horse! They have a girl version also!! Summer sewing fun!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  46. Renee G says:

    I am hoping to finish up a baby quilt for a co-worker

  47. Eddi Baird says:

    I’m retrieving from a storage unit a BIN (yes BIN) of yukata to keep these fingers busy with a new quilt.

  48. Susie Wolcott says:

    Finishing and hand quilting a bedspread for our own bed. Finishing surprise round Robin quilt for friend. A dozen other ideas in head.

  49. Denise says:

    Hopefully I’ll finish the project begun almost 20 years ago- a picture of my house. Working on the next to last border- a Celtic scroll design.Helps to move so you can uncover all those UFO projects hidden in the back of the closet:)

  50. Kathy E. says:

    I need to sew up a backing for my Postcard From Sweden quilt, then send it off to the long-armer. I also have an order for a small tote bag to hang on a wheelchair. Summer sewing is so enjoyable!

  51. Chris says:

    I must finish my quilts for the local Quilt Show in Oct then I have 4 charity quilts to finish. That is enough for me.

  52. Marinda Stopforth says:

    This Summer I am working on a bright and colorful applique quilt pattern by Kim McLean – it makes me feel as if I have garden flowers outside and inside the house! I’m challenging myself to learn use Appliquick tools and I love it. Easy and portable – my kind of quilting!

  53. agnes burke says:

    Planning to quilt a queen size top I assembled a year ago, thought I would have it done by now ! Designing and assembling quilt tops is so fun, have a few to complete . The book looks like a beautiful book to add to my library.

  54. Diane Beavers says:

    Cutting a Log Cabin quilt (I have the fabrics), and begin to piece it.
    Stitching up two more summer cotton dresses for me, and for a sweet family member:)
    Start the Christmas season sewing, cutting and piecing a 2nd quilt for my home.
    And get ready for several Autum craft fairs.Thank you so much Okan Arts and Bill. Would love to be inspired by your modern Log Cabin quilt.

  55. Summer says:

    I am plan to join in the Magnolia Mystery QAL with Meadow Mist Designs.

  56. jenny says:

    with the kids home, time is limited, so I have a hand quilting project ready to take with me everywhere we go!

  57. Lee E. says:

    Just spread a crazy quilt restoration on the table this morning, Evenings will be spent completing hand quilting on my AQSG solid color quilt entry.

  58. Jeanne Mayes says:

    I plan on sewing a quilt for my granddaughter.

  59. Ruth says:

    I am making myself a quilt for a change. Its called the 5 yard wonder. A very nice shop owner in Yakima, WA gave me the pattern when I purchased some fabric. And a lap quilt for my stepmom out of some fabric I got from Okan Arts..

  60. mzjohansen says:

    Oh my!
    What a wonderful opportunity! I would so very thrilled to win this latest Bill Volckening book! I have been an admire-er (sic) of his collections for sooo long!

    June will be another busy sewing month for me..I have to finish piecing a very large quilt backing, I am working to finish two quilts (an appliqué and hand sewed hexagon variant) plus I have already made two dresses and two more are cut out and ready to go.

    Thanks so much for this chance!

  61. Barb says:

    Making some new works as a form of feminist activism, some of which involve the use of bias tape!

  62. Elizabeth Lee says:

    I have 2 quilts to finish this summer, Desert Sky quilt by Judy Niemeyer and a Night Sky quilt. These should keep me out of trouble. lol

  63. Judith Dziadosz says:

    I have two quilts that the tops are completed, One just needs binding to be sewn on, the other, needs to be quilted and then binding. I have a vintage quilt that needs new batting and then to be hand quilted!

  64. Cindy Brouillard says:

    This summer my quilting projects are to finish getting my vintage quilt tops quilted. I have two left to get done.

  65. Lydia says:

    I plan on organizing my sewing space and finishing a quilt I started in a Joe Cunningham class that got buried and is begging to be finished.

  66. Rochelle Summers says:

    I’m finishing a feather quilt using the Anna Marie Horner pattern; I’m stating a rooster wallhanging; and I have a challenge quilt to finish before September. I will be busy!!

  67. Ginny says:

    Two twin bed quilts for the guest room. I’ll come up with a fairly simple design.

  68. april zemke says:

    Sounds like a great book to add to the collection.

  69. Sarah Entsminger says:

    I will be working on a heritage quilt collection – three quilts that will include a vintage fabric in each, that illustrate three different times in a woman’s life – birth, marriage and death. The will be accompanied by a biography of the woman being illustrated. Yes, I need to get busy!

  70. Janet Schayer says:

    I have to make a quilt for a new grandson, complete a quilt challenge based on “line”, make 6 quilted notebooks covers for my library summer reading program and quilt several tops…..

  71. Rachel says:

    I have more projects than summer! I ‘need’ to finish a flannel quilt that I have been working on and off (lately more off than on) and I have a special gift I have to make for a friend who is going through a rough patch in life. Looking forward to learning new techniques and getting more ideas!

  72. Sydney says:

    Finishing a couple of quilts that have been on the “to do” list for a long time. One a modern pieced quilt; the other a larger art quilt that is a flower garden. Deep breath. Dive in.

  73. Janet Hasselblad says:

    Completing 3 UFO quilts and then playing and inventing quilts with weird and bizarre fabrics just for the fun of it.

  74. Jackie Stevens says:

    I am working on a quilt as you go hexagon quilt featuring Jane Sassaman fabrics, a row robin and a spider web quilt.

  75. Susan Zakanycz says:

    I want to make a bunch of pillows all different sizes!

  76. Judith Crespo says:

    I am a beginer quilter and am anxious to spend as much quilting time this summer on improvisational quilting, especially curves, circles and geometric designs.

  77. Barb says:

    I am finishing up a quilt-along for the Long time gone pattern by Jen Kingwell.
    Thanks so much!

  78. Rand Case says:

    This summer effort is focused on finishing quilt tops in the queue and making two quilts of Valor.

  79. Linda Sprencel says:

    Organizing sewing room that threatens to become a sewing house, and finishing “some” of my projects.

  80. Karen Krueger says:

    I plan to work on several UFO’s (unfinished objects). Bind Tumbling Triangles, work on a Stashbusters blue/white quilt and complete the 100 Quilt Blocks in 100 Days international challenge based on Tula Pink’s book.

  81. Sallie says:

    Finish the three quilt tops started and yelling to become a quilt so they can keep someone warm!!

  82. Barb Snider says:

    I would love to have Bill’s book! I have many books, but not one by Bill!

  83. Patti A. says:

    I have to finish a quilt for my granddaughter and a quilt top that has been laying around way to long.

  84. Pam says:

    I am going to finish a quilt for my sister whose birthday is July 4, and then it’s in to a special wall hanging for me!

  85. Betsy says:

    If I can get myself in from the garden ( having fun but lots of maintenance) I want to try using some recycled fabric with katha stitching.

  86. Patricia Koehler says:

    ooooh, the summer, it is the best summer ever as I have been asked to be the guest artist for our quilt show!!! You bet I am busy AND I am putting my cloth dolls into the exhibit as well. Fun, for sure.
    Pat

  87. Michelle D says:

    Finishing a Quilt for my best friend’s 70th birthday (December 2016) and her retirement (February 2017) so I’m not too far behind!

  88. suzanne guthrie says:

    Quilting projects: first continue exploration of scrap quilts, second work on small art quilts with a nod to the 1930s national park posters

  89. Giuliana Nakashima says:

    I am learning to paper piece! So, I’ve started a bag for my sister with a large yellow paper pieced cat, A lap quilt for my best friend with a medallion in the center made of Australian aboriginal fabric. Both will be quilted with sashiko stitches. And making a few Japanese knot bags.

  90. Caroline Rohrer says:

    I will be spending some time playing nurse for my husband ,who just had surgery.
    In-between quilt 3 smallish charity quilts, make a few fiddle quilts work on UFO and new stuff for craft sales in Fall.

  91. Marianne Carree says:

    I just finished a one block wonder quilt, now I have to finish a small one blockwonder in the middle plus applique around it plus a woven border. Then there is a red and white quilt waiting to be cut, then there’s a Sue Spargo quilt waiting for me, then I’d like to start a new quilt (lone star might be a good idea) with modern colours. The modrn coloured material is calling me.

  92. Jean Hope says:

    I am trying to finish wips so I can start a new quilt kit from my law this fall.

  93. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    I have been wanting to do a New York Beauty version of the vintage pattern!!

  94. Carol says:

    I want to make a picnic quilt and an insulated wine carrier

  95. Rhonda Hunter says:

    I am currently working on the EPP Party hosted by Pat Bravo & Mr Domestic, waiting for the 2017 Meadow Mist Magnolia Mystery Quilt to open, and working on an Alison Glass quilt for my daughter to take to college this fall. LOTS of activity in my sewing room! Thanks for the chance to win a book!!

  96. Lori Smanski says:

    this sounds like such a wonderful book. I would love to learn to make these quilts.
    quilting(dash)lady(at)Comcast(dot)net

  97. marty says:

    Am currently knitting a log cabin blanket. Does that quite qualify as quilting

  98. Susie Rikard says:

    I just signed up for a class to make a Judy Niemeyer pattern called “Vintage Rose.” Can’t wait.

  99. Carol Ann Fish says:

    I hope to get going on my Judy Neimeier hosta firestar quilt. Just got to get started! Plus, lots of longarm quilting on my Gammill.

  100. cynthia rosner says:

    I am trying to free motion machine quilt two quilts that I finished.

  101. Karen M says:

    I have too many projects to do this summer! I’m doing the 100 days 100 blocks from Tula Pink’s book where you post a block each day on instagram. And I just found out my niece is pregnant and her shower is in early August so I need to get started on a baby quilt!

  102. Jeanne says:

    I will be working on bindings for five quilts. Looking forward to a scrapy yellow and black, with black piping. Also a Lucy Boston paper pieced with Kaffe fabrics.

  103. Kelly Wilbur says:

    I’m doing the Whipstitch mystery quilt, working on farm girl vintage blocks with a group of girlfriends, and several Fandom in Stitches quilts, especially trying to finish my Goblin King quilt-a-long blocks.

  104. Christie says:

    I need to finish up a baby quilt for my niece and also finish up binding my mother in law’s gigantic orange peel quilt from Angela’s curve book! Good luck everyone! Hopefully I can find a new project in Bill’s book

  105. Sandra Starley says:

    Working on patterns from my antique quilt collections (mostly circa 1850) – recreating the past with my Textile Time Travels. Thanks.

  106. Linda Fleming says:

    #1 on my list is to finish the first set of paper-pieced borders for my dear husbands quilt!

  107. Vivian Roop says:

    This is the time to sit, relax and hand finish the winter projects. Wish me luck!

  108. Linda McLaughlin says:

    I’ve been doing some indigo dyeing and plan on using that fabric with some blueprinted fabric to make a quilt or two.

  109. Candace Kramer says:

    My grandson has requested a dinosaur quilt. I hope I can finish it while he still loves dinosaurs!

  110. Wendy R. says:

    I want to make a Summery hexi quilt!

  111. Joan Michaud says:

    I am making a cowgirl boot paper -pieced quilt. Perfect for our Colorado cabin.

  112. Renee G says:

    I just need to make a baby quilt for one of my co-workers.

  113. lee says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  114. Verna says:

    This summer I will finish my son’s graduation signature quilt (he only graduated three years ago). Then I will start the quilt for my son who graduated last year.

follow okan arts

Receive a monthly email with info about quilting leaders, learning experiences, giveaways and sales.