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four march giveaways!

four march giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea

This month Okan Arts is giving away Teresa Duryea Wong’s just-released book, American Cotton: Farm to Quilt. There are four giveaways, each valued at $30.

Author Teresa Duryea Wong’s newest book gives American quilters background information on their quilting cottons—from farm to sewing machine—through history and today. Teresa is a great story teller and the book is a delightful read.

You’ll love the story of Mary McElwain’s Quilt Shop in Walworth, Wisconsin—considered the first quilt shop ever—which opened in 1912. Mary made and sold quilts, had others make quilts for her shop, sold kits and everything needed to make a quilt, taught classes, gave radio quilt talks, and was featured in Hobbies Magazine. She was a busy and enterprising lady who hosted guests like Eleanor Roosevelt in her destination shop.

Teresa self-published this 156-page book under her imprint, Third Floor Quilts. That’s another impressive accomplishment!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winners are Nancy S of Gravois Mills MO, Linda S of Columbia MD, Jane H of Riggins ID, and Nancy G of Stevensville MI.

To participate in the March giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What’s your favorite kind of quilt to make these days?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The March 2019 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on March 31, 2019. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (apologies to our 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. Each will win a copy of Teresa Duryea Wong’s book American Cotton: Farm to Quilt. 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 learn more about Teresa, her books, and her lectures +click here

To learn more about Teresa’s book American Cotton: Farm to Quilt, or to buy a copy +click here

To visit Teresa’s blog, Third Floor Quilts +click here

Thank you Teresa for the donation of four copies of American Cotton: Farm to Quilt.

The stitch sampler shown under the books was made by Maurine Noble—a pioneer of free motion quilting, an international quilt teacher, and an author of three quilt books.

Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.

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187 comments to “four march giveaways!”

  1. Sheila says:

    I began with traditional patterns in 1983, and have been blessed to learn from many along the way. My favorite style now is improv work, especially anything involving texture and illusion that draws myself and others in to discover more than originally planned! Looking at this book harkens back to my Midwestern roots and traditional beginnings…beautiful, meaningful work that I look forward to reading.

    • Linda says:

      I am happiest making bedquilts using traditional patterns and modern fabrics. I like the concentration it takes to cut and piece. It’s a lot like meditating.

  2. Paulette says:

    Modern quilts with non traditional fabrics

  3. Adamandia Kapsalis says:

    Improv with applique layers.

  4. marlene barkley says:

    my current favorite is called “finish it”. Wittingly down the UFO’s. I’m on a roll

  5. Shirley A Whitcomb says:

    I like making all kinds of quilts. Each is a challenge in color and technique so I never get bored. Teresa’s book will be a wonderful source of inspiration from the quilters that set the foundation for today’s quilters.

  6. Barbara Kampas says:

    My favorite quilt to make at this time in my life is one for which I am required to learn a new technique, either required for the entire quilt, or one which can be combined with my current skill set.

  7. Linda Suter says:

    Oh my goodness I am in love with foundation paper piecing. I took a workshop to learn this technique, and then I found out that I can make happy animals, villages, trees, flowers, and more. They can be whimsical or realistic and the best part is playing with all the fabrics and colors to give them personality. Made by marney is one of my most favorite paper piecing pattern designers, along with Regina Grewe of Germany. These are fun and make me happy – what could be better?

  8. Pat Bell says:

    My favorite kind of quilting is the quilts found in your book East Meets West Quilts and watching the blog for the curved piecing on quilt tops.

  9. Shelly says:

    My favorite quilt is usually the one I’m currently working on. Right now my current project is creating three 4” x 6” sample quilts that represent three art quilts, these samples will give the public the chance to touch and view close up the techniques used in the original quilts on display.

  10. Jude Swift says:

    a quilt that contains new techniques i’ve learned. my approach to design has expanded and i’m having a great time! it’s only made my old ideas stronger.

  11. Adrienne says:

    I just learned Big Stitch quilting, as well as applique. I’m finishing up the first block of a quilt in which applique is in each of the four large blocks. I intend to us big stitch on the immediate inside edge of the larger applique pieces. The block has been pure pleasure, and a wonderful challenge … which is something I always do enjoy.

  12. Sharon Sterns says:

    I’m making stash quilts…putting together blocks and quilts from fabric entirely from my own stash.
    If I don’t quite like the blocks, I’m cutting them into strips, squares or rectangles, and putting them together again. It’s freeing and spontaneous and just so much fun!

  13. Linda Fleming says:

    I like to have a new challenge in my current quilt project! I’m almost finished piecing a Space Shuttle quilt using NASA fabrics. Sewing each of the blocks is like making a mini sampler using many basic blocks.

  14. Carole Kubota says:

    I love making group quilts with my 6 best girlfriends. We make a baby quilt for each of their grandkids. So far we have made 12!

  15. Allison Church Bird says:

    I love making mini quilts.. That way I can try out new patterns, fabrics and techniques!

  16. Dee Dee says:

    Been making scrap quilts out of old denim jeans and loving it.
    Thank you!

  17. Jackie says:

    I’ve been doing a lot of scrap quilts. I’m trying to use up small pieces

  18. Connie K says:

    I like to challenge myself to learn a new technique with each quilting project.

  19. Pat in WNY says:

    After quilting for 30+ years, my favorite still remains the traditional quilt, though several ‘sort of’ modern quilts have snuck in there occasionally. I also love reading about quilt history, especially from the mid-1800s through mid-1900s. Thanks for offering this giveaway. Looks like a fabulous book.

  20. Linda Allen says:

    Well I am loving paper piecing. Also I enjoy the big stitch quilting. I really love it all.

  21. Janet Schayer says:

    I love improv quilting…,.I usually don’t follow a recipe when I’m cooking and I take that same approach to quilting….I appreciate tradition but just can’t work that way these days…..

  22. J Wilson says:

    I am working in wool right now and love it. I have one my grandmother made years ago and it got me started.

  23. Martha E Wacker says:

    My favorite quilt these days is a small, made with japanese vintage cottons or replicas, that can hand quilt. I am slowly teaching myself sashiko, and I love the meditative nature of hand quilting.

  24. Deb Woolley says:

    No favorite type of quilt, they are all wonderful. Presently working on Yoko Saigon Mystery Quilt.

  25. alma curtis says:

    I started quilting log cabins in late 80’s. Today love the beautiful Japanese quilters’ influence and a long stash of fabric for OBW quilts. I also need to improve my finish it gene!

  26. Jane says:

    I love the process of auditioning, trying it on and even ripping out when things don’t work. thanks for the introduction to this author quilt-maker. I enjoyed her blog this morning. So great to have an electronic community of quilters!

  27. Diane Parent says:

    After making various types of quilts such as modern, traditional, paper pieced, raw edge applique, satin stitiched applique and needle turn applique, I realized I prefer a tradional pattern with or without needle turn applique.

  28. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    My favorite quilt to make is a jacket.

  29. Nancy Arneson says:

    I am enjoying piecing and making quilts that have more of a modern twist.

  30. Dawn Nock says:

    Right now I’m enjoying making a large non-tradition wall hanging for our entryway.

  31. Jan Sutter says:

    Easy is my favorite! Lol. Right now I have an English paper piecing, wool appilque, & a needle turn appilque I’m working on. 🙂 I usually try something different each time, I don’t have a favorite at the moment.

  32. Pamela V says:

    a mix of art quilts: memorial quilts & awareness quilts — I have her two other books; they are so well-written and researched – and I’ve attended her lectures. Look forward to this latest release, whether by winning a copy or purchasing. Thanks for the update on her!

  33. Buffie Lorah says:

    I am doing a few modern quilts lately, but usually try anything and everything at least once.

  34. Rose Rademan says:

    My favorite type of quilt to make these days is improve-and that means finishing up UFO’s with a more carefree, switch-it-up mindset-but that fits with my use up this huge stash stance! I was born in Oconomowoc,WI-I need one of those books-looks wonderful

  35. linda s says:

    What’s your favorite kind of quilt to make these days?

    SCRAPPY is my favorite kind of quilt, now and always. 🙂


  36. Patti A. says:

    I think right now I enjoy making scrappy lap size quilts the most.

  37. Andrea says:

    I heard Teresa’s lectures at QuiltCon in Pasadena and bought both of her books, one on Indigo, one on Japanese Quilts. Her lectures were absolutely wonderful. I am a quilter and a budding dyer. I would love to win her new book!

  38. Brenda says:

    Books like these are so much fun tp read — full of interesting facts, and background that hasn’t occurred to me before. Both educational and pleasurable reading, and I’d love to win a copy.

  39. Marla Varner says:

    I love to take an improvisational approach and create unique quilts of any size, although baby and lap sized are probably my favorite.

  40. Lisa says:

    King size quilt for myself after years of giving tthem all away, one for my bed!

  41. Nicole Sender says:

    My favorite kind of quilt that I’m making these days is a string block quilt. I was gifted a bags of strip scraps and decided this would be the best way to use them.

  42. Karen Alexander says:

    I took my first “Trip Around the World” with a box of Mom’s dress scraps cut neatly into 2 inch squares around 1969. Then did not touch sewing again until 1998! Always with the machine, but today, I love and do both traditional and modern work!

  43. says:

    I am interested in trying a Kantha quilt, after seeing some YouTube videos, especially those by Kaffee Fassett

  44. Christi says:

    I make a lot of quilts every year. I mix it up. Some Modern, some Traditional. Mostly bright colors but I just finished a brown so no favorite anymore.

  45. Janice King says:

    I’m having fun improvising blocks and overall layouts from scraps. It’s fun to work through the challenge and see what emerges.

  46. Sylvia Schmidt says:

    I am am making lap quilts for Hope Kids, This organization helps children with serious or terminal diseases. Helps use up my stash!

  47. Patti Bach says:

    In an effort to consume a bit less, I’m having an awful lot of fun improvisationally piecing my stash-playing with color and design. I’m learning a lot and really enjoying myself!

  48. C Milo says:

    I’m just starting a series of quilts using striped fabrics. At QuiltCon I purchased several Japanese cottons with subtle woven stripes. Yummy!

  49. Janet C. Wright says:

    Interesting–I made a comment yesterday–but it didn’t show up–so will doit again. I love Modern Quilts and of course–Yukata quilts–mostly interested in saturated colors.

  50. Susan Marie Reeve says:

    Currently I am hand quilting a “rolling stone” top pieced by my great-great grandmother and great-grandmother as a gift to my grandmother. One of those projects that was never finished. So far my mother and my niece and my best friend have added to my stitches…many hands add more love to the project.

  51. Kris says:

    My favorite these days is improv. I am studying the work of Irene Roderick from Texas and love her style. Also the improv lettering work of Jessican Wheelahan of Australia has me busy piecing word quilts. However, I still do traditional quilts…my latest is Camelot by Trish Harper of Australia.

  52. Kim Schorer says:

    Been working on UFO’s and I’m liking EPP a lot lately, so many shapes!

  53. Nancy Hanson says:

    My favorite kind of quilt to make is an inspirational improv quilt using a variety of Asian fabrics: Yukata, Indigo, plus other Asian fabrics. I enjoy a variety of backgrounds blending modern with floral.

  54. Julia says:

    I love history and collect books from other cultures. Finishing my grandmother’s flower garden.

  55. Debbie says:

    My favorite kind of quilt is modern, but based on traditional designs, wonky, and lots of negative space for room to play with free-motion quilting.

  56. Renee says:

    I love ‘Between the Lines’ by Denyse Schmidt and have made several for weddings. I always, always manage to find negative space!

  57. Loretta says:

    My favorite is improv piecing. I am using my stash to make fabric to make blocks.

  58. Shasta Matova says:

    My favorite kind of quilt to make these days is varied. I like the freedom of improv quilts, but they involve planning and thinking, so I like to have a quick and easy traditional quilt like a rail fence on the go for when I don’t feel like thinking!

  59. soozi says:

    my scraps are beginning rival in volume my folded yardage! time to get scrappy.
    will attempt strings, crumbs and wonkies!

  60. Angela J Short says:

    Any kind! 🙂 I made a flannel quilt last. Enjoy your day! 🙂 🙂 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  61. Paulette mckenna says:

    Scrappy ones in improv

  62. David Kish says:

    I enjoy creating mini quilts with primitive stitches and embellishments. I sometimes layer strips, hand-stitch them and weave them together and then stitching them together. Attaching a twig at top with a hanging cord keeps it primitive.

  63. SUSAN says:


  64. Bette says:

    I’m making patchwork quilts; trying to use up some of my stash. All Cotton, of course.

  65. Mary Holshouser says:

    Friends have been having lots of babies so I’ve been making a lot of critter quilts. They are in the shape of an animal and
    are about 4×4. It’s an applique top and then quilted. they are lots of fun. Looking forward to
    reading the book. Enjoy seeing the processes. Thanks for the chance.

  66. Glynn Brannan says:

    I’ve only been quilting a couple of years – so I’m making small stuff for gifts – potholders, placemats, baby quilts – as I grow in skill in order to improvise well. Loving this society of quilt addicts.

  67. SUSAN says:

    Trying to finish lots of projects. My favorite are improv quilts.

  68. I am so excited to see some small bits of American textile ingenuity returning to our shores. I love all textiles but have always been saddened at how our textile history was borne away from us.

    I began making quilts in 1976 when Amish designs were “re-introduced” to the admiring public. They still call to me. Although I have tried making smaller art quilts with lots of thread painting and dabbled in mixed media work….bed quilts still seem to hold my attention. From crib to large king sizes. Wraps of warmth and love…

  69. Karen Newberry says:

    I love playing with new fabrics and seeing where my creativity takes me. Sometimes it very modern, other times more traditional. Variety makes it fun!

  70. Michelle D says:

    My favorite is one that shows off the beautiful prints – large blocks of color!

  71. Kathryn Scheffer says:

    I love to make art quilts using my own designs and my hand dyed fabric or Cherrywood fabrics

  72. Kathy S says:

    I’ve been simplifying to black, grey and cream colors, solid or a simple striped fabric, and often a star pattern.

  73. Karen says:

    Improv using what is in my stash.

  74. Karen Scribner says:

    My friend went to Teresa’s lecture at QuiltCon. What a treat to hear the
    report of our cotton history through this wonderful book!

  75. SUSAN says:

    Whole cloth machine quilting is my new adventure. Cindy Needham provides my inspiration.

  76. spierssusan says:

    I love paper-pieced blocks the best, with applique as a second favorite choice!

  77. Janet says:

    I am loving appliqué. I have three in progress right now and am hand quilting a fourth.

  78. Melody Lutz says:

    Intuitive, free form, design myself…under a deadline kind!

  79. Laurel Lee Pedersen says:

    I am loving making smaller quilts!

  80. Kim Palmer says:

    My favorite kind of quilt to make these days is a flying geese quilt.

    Thank you!!

  81. Cindy says:

    My favorite kind of quilt to make these days are modern; a fondness to the Fancy Forest pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

  82. Marilyn Fite says:

    I am being drawn to 2 color quilts, smaller pieces, and more simple patterns.

  83. Chris Chambers says:

    Variations of a log cabin are my current projects. I always seem to go
    back to traditional quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Susan Greene says:

    I love making One Block Wonder and foundation pieced quilts.

  85. Kristin Echols says:

    I primarily make lap size quilts with bold patterns and colors, but I like to try new techniques.

  86. Lyndalee Korn says:

    My favorite pattern and quilt is the one I’m binding now it’s “delectable mountains”. I used polka dot fabric, all different colors. It’s for my oldest granddaughter who is graduating from collage and is going to Medical School in the fall. I’ve been saving this fabric for years.

  87. Jean Ange says:

    Current favorite q

  88. I am loving incorporating orphaned vintage blocks with modern fabrics to give once treasured but, alas, abandoned blocks a new look and a loving home.

  89. Cindy K says:

    I have made mini to queen quilts. Techniques have been hand and machine appliqué, redwork, embroidery and hand and machine quilting. I’m presently trying to use up my stash so my daughter and I have been having sew days and making charity quilts. Two granddaughters have learned how to piece quilt tops during the journey.

  90. Julie T says:

    Looks like an interesting book! Thank you.

  91. Susan McQuade says:

    My favorite type of quilt to make these days is scrappy. All those small pieces joining force to become one beautiful entity.

  92. Barbaraben says:

    I use traditional quilt patterns with assorted fabrics, sometimes going with a few colors and sometimes going scrappy.

  93. Michele Pintarch says:

    Picking a favorite quilt is like picking a favorite child – I love them all for different reasons and each is special in its own way. I like to try new techniques and have been enjoying big stitch quilting. Love the ability to enjoy the colors and textures up close the way only hand work can offer. Thank you.

  94. Carol Kuse says:

    My favorite quilt to make right now is one that my loved ones have either picked out or described in detail.

  95. Ellen McCarthy says:

    My current favorite quilt is made entirely from fabrics that come from my mighty stash AND utilizes a new technique. I love getting input on fabric combinations from the group I sew with. We seldom agree, but I love looking at the same fabrics through the eyes of expert designers!

  96. Kathy A says:

    I have been trying to whittle down my stash, so have been making a lot of scrappy baby quilts for local NIC Units.

  97. carol Denning says:

    my current favorite to make is using the method of raw edge collage;
    very free and loose! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  98. Cindy Hanrahan says:

    I learned to quilt by making rag quilts that I added embroidery to; 10 years later, I’m still learning. I try to make each quilt with a different technique so I can learn more. Right now I’m making an Irish Chain I Spy Baby quilt that I designed myself and I’m working on a crazy quilt using my flannel scraps.
    The books looks like a wonderful edition to any quilter’s library. Thanks for the giveaway.

  99. Barbara Davies says:

    I am currently in love with making baby-crib-sized blankets using up my stockpiled fantasy and soft-colored cottons (including some yukata), backed with fleece. Wide stripes and appliqué are the most successful combination; machine stitched and quilted simply. Some find their way to Direct Relief International, based here, for their various disaster relief projects. I like thinking about babies just lately, as they are our hope and sweetness in these challenging times.

  100. Jane Holbrook says:

    My favorite kind of quilt is a specified commission. I get to put my own spin on their color request. Eg., a mint green, white and grey quilt became luminous with shading of various greys. Thinking inside the box challenges my creativity!

  101. Dionne Matthies-Buban says:

    These days, I am fascinated by variations of Drunkards Path blocks.

  102. Pam Rosenberger says:

    Curved piecing is my obsession right now although I love it all. EPP when I’m in front of the TV with the hubby

  103. Catherine Powell says:

    I’m new to quilting. I like be folk art so I’m working on a four-block crossed tulips, appliqué quilt.

  104. carmen mullins says:

    I love to make traditional civil war quilts. Mostly lap size now-a-days. 🙂

  105. Mary Rowin says:

    I love to make mini crazy quilts.

  106. Moira says:

    I make both traditional, modern, and art quilts. Basically just about anything except hand applique which I can do…just don’t.

  107. Barbara Montejo says:

    pieced quilts

  108. Cynthia Wood says:

    I would like to say my favorite type of quilt to make, but it would be a lie because I love making all different types from traditional, improv, collage art quilts, etc. Teresa’s book looks like a beautiful read.

  109. Susan Muramoto says:

    I enjoy when I can complete a UFO and make space for new projects.

  110. marty says:

    jacket from well worn well loved cotton. Amplified with sashiko

  111. Judy Murrett says:

    Quilts for the new baby grandchildren !

  112. Fran Claassens says:

    My favorite kind of quilt I make are projects using precuts.

  113. Joana says:

    All my life I have chosen dark colors so I would blend in and not call attention to myself. Since I started quilting I began choosing bright, beautiful fabric and fabric with flowers and unique prints. I find joy in the fabric.

  114. sue says:

    My favorite quilt right now is the baby sized Yellow Brick Road pattern. I’m trying to sew up my stash and the YBR pattern lets me have fun mixing up fabrics.

  115. Pauline says:

    My favorite kind of quilt to make currently is completing one of my numerous UFO’s. I only start new quilts if they are for babies, which there seem to be plenty of. If I had my druthers, I’d be making a Modern Quilt. I also makes pillowcases for our guild’s Outreach project.

  116. Colleen says:

    I am making quilts out of leftovers and having a lot of fun. These are not just made from scraps, but pieces I have saved from other projects that I have enough to make a small quilt.

  117. Laura Freeman says:

    I love to make art quilts

  118. Marlene Marks says:

    I love improvisational quilting and I am currently working on some improv with skinny strips.

  119. Kristi Castanette says:

    My favorite kind of quilt is still traditional, although I have slowly branched out into using more “modern” fabrics and patterns.

  120. Cindy Brouillard says:

    My favorite kind of quilt to make these days remains a pieced quilt, but with new skill challenges.

  121. I like designing and sewing paper piecing portraits from photos

  122. Beth Schnellenberger says:

    These days, my favorite quilt to work on is any quilt I can do by hand. (I’m spending lots of time at the hospital and at doctor visits with my husband.)

  123. Jan Wisor says:

    My favorite quiltto make is a Quilt of Valor. Doesn’tmatter The design, only that it Is a way I can thank a veteran for their service to the country,

  124. Pam says:

    I love a good throw sized quilt, but now that I am into botanical dyeing, I have started making poster sized quilts to show off my small batch dyes. This book looks wonderful – thanks for the chance!

  125. janet niemela says:

    I like smaller quilts, with a modern vibe.

  126. Linda Lawler says:

    My favorite quilts to sew are made with bright colored fabrics. The patterns are usually non-traditional.

  127. Cindy says:

    I am trying to let go of structure and feel confident with improvisational quilting.

  128. Muriel Kmet says:

    I am into making lone star quilts right now. I make them with prints, solids and scrappy. So fun!

  129. Del Thomas says:

    After several classes with quilt artist Sue Benner I am deeply into fused landscape quilts.

  130. Rebecca A Rohrkaste says:

    I’m all for making quilts for practical use at the moment. One for a new baby in the extended family, to be arriving in the next couple weeks; one for our bed in my favorite yellows and greens; and one from left overs for a cozy couch quilt.

  131. Janet McDonald says:

    I recently spent three weeks in Japan and am experimenting with various techniques and colorways that inspired me while there. I am currently reading Teresa’s first two books–they are very interesting.

  132. Kimberlee says:

    I am working on a medalian quilt using appliqué. It’s a very fun project.

  133. Nancy McKinney says:

    I am making lots of scrap quilts……trying to reduce my scraps!

  134. Shauna Moulton says:

    I’ve been enjoying making charity quilts. Pulling fabric from my stash, remembering what project I bought it for and actually using it in a simple design gives me joy.

  135. nancysalmons says:

    I love fabric. I started collecting it long before I began quilting. When I first saw the article about American Made I was thrilled that fabric was once again being raised and made here. Don’t get me wrong I love all fabric but as an American it is heartwarming to know this tradition is still alive and well here. I have used much of your fabric and appreciate the color range and quality.

  136. Nancy Hower says:

    My current favorite quilts to make are large block patterns of the traditional design. I like to make 20, 12 & 10 ” blocks.

  137. Patty Adams says:

    My favorite kind of quilt to make is machine appliqué.

  138. lynn Haia says:

    Improv. Spontaneous, full of color and playful.

  139. Ruth Smith says:

    I’m in the middle of three projects that are stretching my improv muscle, including the complex curves I just learned from you! You’ll be happy to know I made my own pattern with hash marks and am so pleased with the results. I’m also enjoying hand stitching–just got some new perle 8 colors to play with. It was so nice to learn from you last week end, and hope our paths cross again. (And I’d love a copy of American Cotton!)

  140. Jeanie Low says:

    I love to experiment with texture and improv fabric making.m

  141. Stephanie Hanson says:

    My favorite quilt right now is the Sarah Fielke BOM I’m working on. Would love a copy of the book.

  142. marialando says:

    I’m making a quilt inspired by the East Meets West book and pondering how to make a second one using African fabrics

  143. Dottie MACOMBER says:

    My favorite quilts to make right now are lap quilts; they’re large enough to be useful and practical but small enough for me to quilt on my domestic machine.

  144. Phyllis smith says:

    I am making small quilts to give to my college girlfriends. Any pattern is good. Love it all!

  145. My favorite quilt making projects include shashiko and Japanese inspired designs and fabrics these days.

  146. Jean GB says:

    My quilting interests seem to change daily. I have probably made every kind there is. What ever I do make I like to be able to make it the size to hang over my balcony railing in my living room. And if it has teal in it so much the better.

  147. Cheryl Surbaugh says:

    My favorite quilt to make is the next one in my head as I am finishing one.

  148. Kelli Hinatsu says:

    My current favorites are art quilts centered around a family mon.

  149. Nancy Gilpin says:

    I am having fun experimenting with abstract designs for quilts.

  150. Janet Pugh says:

    My favorite style is definitely pictorial art. I find myself making scenes of blooming desert plants, blue herons alongside water, houses with trees casting shadows on them are a few examples of recent quilts.

  151. Catherine Erlanger says:

    Folk Art applique quilts are my current favs. I’m moving to MODERN.

  152. Jackie Stevens says:

    I enjoy making charity quilts and push myself to try something new with each one.

  153. Wendy Hill says:

    I’ve declared 2019 to be The Year of the Scrap. We’ll see what happens—

  154. Judy Hartwig says:

    I like hand quilting. I recently pieced a wall hanging from fabric I took from an old crepe silk kimono. I’m currently pondering stencil designs for it.

  155. Judy Hartwig says:

    I like hand quilting. I also like paper piecing.

  156. Barbara Lotthammer says:

    Anything that I can get done. I have a lot of UFOs I have started over the years now is the time to finish them

  157. Malia Pruitt says:

    This year I am finishing up unfinished quilts. My favorites are every one that I drop off at the quilters.

  158. Barb K says:

    I am still finding “My Style” of quilting–I have been trying many different styles!

  159. Pip says:

    I am making a veteran’s quilt in a western theme for a Viet Nam Veteran. It is western themed because of the cowboy tricks that he learned watching westerns as a kid. They saved his life many times.

  160. Sue Laughton says:

    Lately, it seems that I have been doing mostly art quilts. Not counting the small challenge between my friend & I, doing black, white & 1 pop of color block each month. I’ve picked a cat block to do. 🙂

  161. Maryanne James says:

    Now days I am almost exclusively making wall-hanging sized art quilts! I love the fact they are smaller than bed quilts so I can move along more quickly. I;m one of those people who do one quilt at a time, almost never having any UFOs to worry about. At the same tie, I have so many ideas! By restricting myself to the smaller sized items I can make more of my ideas vbefore the inspiration fades.

  162. Nance says:

    Improve! So freeing!

  163. Roberta DesRoches says:

    I like traditional quilts and modern. My quilt group ( The Blockettes) knows me as the circle person because I love to make quilts that have circles.At the moment I’m working on making grocery bags out of old denim jeans.

  164. jeanie turnbow says:

    I am making quilts for my kids and grandkids and I will soon make one for a great grandchild that will be born in September. I am on the lookout for modern looking quilts that will appeal to my kids. I have been following several young quilters on Instagram and have been involved in 3 sewalongs. I am a retired home economics and early childhood teacher. Machine quilting has become my passion. I grew up on a cotton farm in Wilson, Texas. I’m very interested in learning where the cotton is grown that is in the fabrics I am buying. Thus, this book about cotton in America snd quilting really got my attention.

  165. Susan A says:

    Currently I’m working on log cabins….uneven pieces….enjoying the process

  166. Jennifer T says:

    I have several quilts in process now and all are somewhat different but if I had to describe a style, all in the current group have large bold blocks. I’m also planning to make a quilt with daiwabo fabrics after these bold-block ones are complete — a total change!

  167. Sheila Hill says:

    My favorite quilts incorporate new techniques to challenge my mind and my hands. Sheila G

  168. Susan G says:

    While I continue to make many more traditional quilts as charity donations, although now with contemporary fabrics, my main focus is on original work, primarily in smaller sizes. @susansquiltstudio

  169. Darlene Arnswald says:

    I started out as a traditional quilter . . . but more and more I am drawn to modern designs in what I choose to create.

  170. Rosemary Newman says:

    I love books about the history of quilts.

  171. Ann Rippel says:

    I always love learning. Anything that improves the quilting process is a winner.

  172. Allison Wilbur says:

    A complex quilt with lots of different fabrics!

  173. Susan Eagleton says:

    I am particularly interested in antiques and quilts so working with the reproduction fabrics is my favorite area of interest. Of course there are detours to working with batiks and more recently Moda’s French General fabrics. I have a background in the area of fabric production and would love to enjoy this book. I like to use traditional patterns. After all if it is still appealing after 100 plus years it should be good for that many more.

  174. Trudi Sommerfield says:

    Right now I am enjoying making any kind of quilt using Kaffe Fassett fabrics (bright, bold, beautiful).

  175. Karen M Sheridan says:

    I most enjoy making quilts for those I love, to pass along my love of quilting and (my love of) them in each quilt made. Some are traditional and some aren’t. I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl and started quilting in the early 1970’s.
    I’m captivated by the the Japanese quilters, their expressions of modern quilting with traditional fabrics and design. I hope to try my hand at it…someday soon 🙂
    This books pays homage to quilts of yesterday with a nod to the future. Its my kind of book for sure!

  176. Cathy M Winter says:

    I enjoy finishing pieces from my collection of UFOs but more than that, I love stitching up Quilt’s to give to family, friends and strangers who’ve it a rocky patch on their road of life (floods in Texas, wild fires in California, unspeakable tragedies due to guns, …..). Best days (& nights) are those spent with needle, thread and a bit of fabric.

  177. William Jorke says:

    I have been enjoying bargello quilting this last couple of weeks. I like the different movements you can create.

  178. Rita says:

    I seem to be making more mini quilts lately, so I guess they are my current favorite.

  179. Rachel C says:

    I’m a beginner and just made a coin quilt of which I am pretty proud 🙂

  180. LINDA LEVY says:

    So many quilts, so little time.Often repeated, but how true. Every day I read about a quilt, a new style, procedure, color composition, I want to make it!

  181. Pamela Reim says:

    I am trying my hand at designed a few art quilts–not too big–to have fun with

  182. Ellee says:

    These days my favorite type of quilt to make is strip-pieced. I’ve made up my own strip-pieced pattern which looks different every time because of the fabric and color choices.

  183. Sarah says:

    I’ve been working on landscape quilts, trying to use simplicity to create a memory of places visited.

  184. Susan Kelley says:

    I’ve been working on a log cabin quilt in scrappy blues and whites. My favorites lately seem to be what I call organized scrap quilts that are controlled in a color way, such as beige, brown and cream or blue and white.

  185. Martha Frederick says:

    My favorite at the present is a combination of applique and embroidery

  186. Laura Freeman says:

    I recently joined an Art Quilt group. I love the freedom of expression with art quilts.