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Friday, April 6, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway: Eleanor Burns and Quilt in a Day


The Quilters Hall of Fame was founded in 1979, during the Continental Quilting Congress (convention) held in Arlington, Virginia.  Since, 1979 the following quilters have been inducted:

1987
1988
Yvonne Porcella

1989
n/a

1990

1991
1998
n/a
1999
Shiela Betterton

2000
n/a

2001
Georgia Bonesteel

2004
n/a

2005
 Bets Ramsey 

2006
Ardis & Robert James

And, during July 19-21st 2012 The Quilters Hall of Fame is going to induct Eleanor Burns. They'll workshops, ceremonies, exhibits and fun.  I hope you can make it.  Visit the Quilters Hall of Fame website for more information on this fun event.



There is even a "Salute to Eleanor Burns Contest" where you could win a prize.


Eleanor Burns has taught so many quilters and given from her heart, to help make our world of quilting so wonderful.  El is also a past 2011 and 2010 Golden Quilter Award Winner!  As such, SewCalGal is delighted that Eleanor is going to be inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame this year. 
Did you know you can nominate someone for consideration to the Quilters Hall of Fame?
The form is available at the following link: Honoree Nomination Form

Did I mention a Giveaway ?

Followers of SewCalGal could win this Eleanor Burns Signature pattern that actually contains insights on making three different quilt patterns.  This pattern is called "Twice As Nice...Plus More" and is designed by Anne Dease.  The lucky winner will a copy of this pattern, personally signed by the designer.

Twice As Nice: Eleanor Burns Signature Quilt Pattern
























Want to win this cute pattern?
To enter, followers can simply leave a comment on this post. A winner will randomly be selected and announced next Friday. 

As always, SewCalGal is willing to ship this prize to anywhere in the world.

I'm also happy to announce the winnersof the Fun Friday Giveaway last week, for 30 day membership to The Quilt Show: The five lucky winners are:

Mary Mack's Blog
Tones Hobby Krok
SAO
SewFunQuilts
Une Aiguille dans une botte de foin

I will send out an email to notify these winners and get their mailing address. If I do not hear back from them within 3 days, that they want to claim their prize, I will draw another name.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find time to enjoy and create.








110 comments:

beaquilter said...

I like eleanor burns, I have her go! die. surprised alex andersen is not in the group.

Longvacation said...

Thanks for this opportunity. It looks like a fun pattern.

Snoodles said...

That looks like a great pattern for my scrap stash! It was fun looking through the list of names of past inductees...lots of talent represented there!

Gill said...

Looks a great pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

Miss 376 said...

Thank you for another great giveaway, this looks like a very useful pattern

Sharmond said...

I would love to win this pattern! I have been wanting some Eleanor Burns!

Amy said...

Eleanor Burns Rocks! I couldn't have made the Lone Star quilts without her awesome book!!

Quilterbell said...

I adore Eleanor Burns, I actually started learning with her videos!!!!. I am so happy for this great news!!!!!. Thanks for the chance!.

Kate Brown said...

She dedinately deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, she has earned it!

Teresa F. said...

I love Eleanor Burns, I've learnt a lot with her videos. Thanks for the chance.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Eleanor Burns is a very imoprtant person in the quiltersworld and it´s just right that she finally enter the hall of fame. Congratulations!
And thank for the chance to win ☺

Lyn said...

I love going to San Marcos to see Eleanor Burns! Such a fun person. She is a wonderful and fun quilter. Thanks for the chance to win. Lyn

Lesley said...

My first quilt was from Eleanor Burns' log cabin quilt in a day when we 'tore' strips. I'd love to win this! It is wonderful that she will be inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame.

Diane Wild said...

Congratulations, Eleanor.

evelyn said...

Well deserved, congratulations Eleanor. I watched her Quilt in a Day TV series 20 years ago. Bought her book Q in a D Flower Garden. Thanks for a chance to win.

sao said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway.

AND CONGRATS TO ELEANOR BURNS!!!

sao in Midlothian, VA
(I think you already have my mailing address? Let me know if you need it.)

Colleen G said...

So nice to hear that Eleanor Burns is being honoured in this way. I have countless patterns and spent many hours glued to her television shows in the early days of learning. She certainly made it fun. Thanks for letting us share in this celebration.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh a so appreciated giveaway....you gals are so nice to us....thank you.

Jennifer Gail said...

Happy Easter

Wivi said...

I'd love to win that book.
Happy Easter!

Rachel said...

Great giveaway. Thanks.

Sara said...

Super giveaway. Eleanor Burns has definitely been one of my teachers. I watch her on tv and the first quilt I ever made was her diamond log cabin pattern.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations to Eleanor! I have loved her books and patterns and TV show. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Nanbon44 said...

a big congratulations to Eleanor

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cool! I only have Egg Money quilts by EB. Thanks for the chance. I'll go 'click' something for you now.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations to Eleanor who is deserving of such an honor. Thanks for the chance to win this pattern of hers.

Quilt Kitty said...

How nice to get a signed pattern! xx

Karen M said...

Congratulations to Eleanor. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

Diane N said...

Thanks for the chance

Barb said...

You are such a wealth of info....and I do love her pattern but don't worry about including me.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations to Eleanor! Well deserved!

rubyslipperz said...

When I saw that Madame E Burns was going to be inducted this year, I was soooo happy!!! She has been one of the great influences in quilting from her very first published book! I just wonder what took them so long to induct her =)

hugZ,
annie

Sallie said...

Congratulations to Eleanor! She certainly deserves this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing such great info and for the giveaway !!

Karen

Catierine said...

Parabéns a ELEANOR,Ela é divinamente talentosa.Esta lista que você nos passou é uma fonte de cultura.Muito obrigada por compartilhar,tenho certeza que muitas também ficaram encantadas como eu.FELIZ PÁSCOA!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Congratulações a ELEANOR.Talento nunca lhe faltou,portanto é merecedora.Obrigada pela chance.

Rebecca said...

Those quilt patterns look fun! I follow :)

Maryjo said...

Eleanor certainly deserved this award...so many of us have benefitted from her teaching. Hope I win this special pattern!

quilt happy said...

she deserves the award and i would love to win her pattern

Phyllis said...

Congratulations to Eleanor and thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Cox said...

I'd love to win this pattern. Soo cool.

emmy said...

Eleanor certainly has earned her award. Thank you for the giveaway.

scottylover said...

Thanks for the insight on the Hall of Fame. I didn't know about it! I love Eleanor's patterns too, and would love to have this one in my collection!

Sandy A

Teresa said...

Fan-tastic! Eleanor Burns is definitely a perfect choice for the Hall of Fame. Congratulations! I'd love to win a give-a-way Burns' style!

jmniffer said...

Love Eleanor's patterns. Congrats to her and thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

KOcanQuilt said...

I am new to all of this - but I have seen Eleanor Burns in various blogs and like her patterns. Thank you for the chance to win one.

Teresa said...

Congrats to Eleanor!!! She is very deserving.

Rachelle said...

Looks like a very useful pattern to have.

Crickets Corner said...

Eleanor Burns is one of my favorite quilters. So happy she is being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Thanks for the chance to win one of her patterns.

Janet said...

I don't know much about Eleanor's work but she certainly is a renowned name in the quilting world. I'd love to win her pattern.

The Quilting Cat Lady. said...

I love Eleanor. She is so funny and has lots of good tips.

Sewgirl said...

I once saw Eleanor do her 'schtick' at Paducah. Quite the show. She is very talented and deserves the honor! Good for her!

teachpany said...

Congratulations to Eleanor. I love her patterns and books. She is a great teacher.

teachpany said...

Congratulations to Eleanor. I love her patterns and books. She is a great teacher.

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats to Eleanor. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Dawn said...

Way to go Eleanor!

Dar said...

Good choice. Congratulations Eleanor. She was one of the first quilters that I saw on TV and the show was so fun. To me she will always be remembered for throwing the scraps and left over cuttings over her shoulder to the floor. I always wondered who cleaned up after her!

cleomisty said...

Congrats Eleanor ,she is a great teacher I have used her books from Our library .It would be nice to have one of my own ,I especially remember her class with the paper bags

Sharon said...

Wonderful! I started quilting by learning from Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day TV Series a long time ago....my first quilt was her tulip block.

2ne said...

LUCKY ME - I look forward to see the free quilt shows :-)))))))

Nice pattern Eleanor :-)

Shelley said...

I can't think of a quilter who deserves it more!! I am so HAPPY that Eleanor is receiving this honor:) I wouldn't be the quilter I am today without all those PBS Quilt in a Day shows. With tiny kids at home in the country, and long days, Eleanor really saved my sanity! I would be honored to win this pattern. Thanks for the opportunity!

Shebandowan said...

What an honour! Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet

ELNM said...

I'm new to quilting and jelly rolls are fun and convenient for a beginner to work with. This pattern would be wonderful for new jelly roll ideas. Congratulation to Eleanor and thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanne Gwin said...

WoW and finally! Should have been in there long before now, jmho. She is the teacher and inspiration behind me learning to quilt. I don't believe I ever missed one of her segments. Wish I had them all on a DVD to watch again. Thanks for the chance to win. Thanks

Mary Ann said...

Love Eleanor, try to watch her on PBS great programs. She is always a hoot!

Mary Ann

Missy Shay said...

What pretty patterns!
missyscakeandaprons@gmail.com

Josie McRazie said...

fun and great patterns!

Mare said...

What cute patterns by Eleanor Burns, would love to win.

KAM said...

Would I ever love to win this prize. Always love Eleanor Burns patterns for that traditional quilting side of my personality.
Kristin

Sally King said...

Congratulations to Eleanor!I have used her books. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
Sally@BabyStepsQuilting.com

Patti said...

Many congratulations to Eleanor. I would so love to win this pattern. Thank you so much for this great giveaway.
Patti xxx

Shannon said...

Love Eleanor! Her patterns are the greatest!

Fran said...

Twice As Nice is exactly what I need! I am planning to make two similar quilts for two granddaughters this year. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

Love Eleanor Burns. I have a number of her great quilting books. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria Wallin said...

Major congrats to Elanor! Wow! =)

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Would love to win these patterns! So cute and summer looking. Thanks for the chance.
:)

sewmeow said...

Am so thrilled for Eleanor....she is a First Class Winner in my book.

Thanks for the win of the 30days Quilt Show.

Eileen said...

Eleanor and Quilt in a Day on PBS is where I learned to quilt--I've learned so much from her. I'm so happy for her to receive this award!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Congrats to Eleanor!
Thank you for the chance to win

Anda W said...

I would love to win those gorgeous patterns! awolk at rogers dot com

Sherri G said...

Eleanor Burns makes quilting look so easy! Watching Quilt in a Day convinced me even I could do it. it's a great hobby for me and I've always been grateful to Eleanor for her contribution to quilting in general and to me in particular.

The Quilted Dog said...

I am so pleased for her! My very very quilt was from her Log Cabin book, and I've ordered supplies and patterns from Quilt in a Day over the years. Go Eleanor!

Joanna said...

I love Eleanor Burns because she has so much fun with quilt designs and the whole bundle of quilting issues that each of us quilters address with each quilt we make. Eleanor is inspiring and encouraging and fun. Aren't we lucky to have her on our team?

Texas JennyWren said...

I have loved Eleanor Burns for years!! Used to see her show on tv faithfully and laughed along with her as she taught us to quilt. My stations don't carry her anymore so I am not sure if she is still doing a show. Would LOVE to win this pattern. Thanks for the chance!

Béa said...

I am so happy to be a winner of the Quiltshow membership, can't wait to try the videos.

Mike Pearson said...

What a lovely pattern! Looks like a real scrapbuster!!! Thanks for sharing! I already follow you :)

KatieQ said...

Eleanor Burns has inspired thousands of quilters to say, "I can do that." She has pioneered techniques that we now take for granted. I'm surprised it took this long for her to be inducted. Wish I could be there to cheer her on.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Oh my - this looks right up my sewing alley as a brand new quilter so I hope my number is picked!

All the best for a great Easter,
Katie
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Purl Buttons said...

I would like to win this. Thank you.
Sewbeads.

Kathryn said...

I'm a fan of Eleanor's from way back. Congratulations to her and to whoever wins this nice prize package. Kathie L in Allentown

Deb said...

My very first quilt was from Eleanor's Quilt in a Day book...so we go back a long way. I'd love to win her pattern.

Becki said...

I love Eleanor Burns. She is such a great teacher. I would love to win this package. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cheryl said...

I enjoyed watching Eleanor Burns when she had a quilting program that was televised in our area. I'd love to have an autographed copy of that pattern.

Jane Smith said...

Love the quilt design.

Jodi said...

Congratulations to Eleanor! I remember watching her years ago and fell in love with her then. I love this pattern as well.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Quilt Monkey said...

Congrats to Eleanor! She's done so much for quilting in her career, she really deserves it. Thanks for the chance!

Texana said...

Congrats to Eleanor! It's about time! Just love all her little tricks for making blocks easier. I'd love to win the pattern!

Sil said...

Congratulations to Eleanor! She deserves it. Thank you for the chance to win.

Bonnie58 said...

Congrats, Eleanor. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern. Here's hoping.....

Deb said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cute pattern!

Michelle Hudak said...

Thanks for the chance, I'm new to quilting and looking for my very first pattern to quilt...looks like the prize is right up my alley

shel704 at aol dot com

Claudia said...

Love the quilt design, thanks for the great giveaway

Jacquelin said...

Un gran invento que un patrón sirva para crear diferentes colchas. Gracias por el sorteo.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Several years ago I was fortunate to be able to take a day-long class with Eleanor. It was a great time and I would love to win this book.

sue at asdfwordpro dot com

Maureen said...

A great book, and a great prize to win! Thank you.
I have made many Quilt in a Day quilts, and each one is a wonderful quilt.

June D said...

What a fun drawing - please put my name in the hat!

Eleanor's sister came to my Adult Education Class a few weeks ago to practice the talk she is going to be starting to do on the road soon - was so refreshing to see and hear about the new ways of doing the patterns. Eleanor has done a lot to encourage quilting!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I adore Eleanor, and would love to win this prize... then I could use the new fabric from the FabricWorm to make one of the patterns!
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva at live.com

Donna said...

Congrats Ms. Eleanor Burns. I would love to make those patterns. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win.

Linda said...

Congratulations to Eleanor. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim said...

And to think she started teaching quilting to support her kids after her divorce, she read a few books and confidently told her potential employer that she knew how to quilt and began teaching other how to do it as she learned for herself. Great success story.. how can we not be happy for Eleanor?

thanks for the chance to win and
happy Sewing