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Friday, November 16, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway - Sponsored by Martingale

Thank you to Martingale for being our Fun Friday Sponsor today. 


I'm excited to share some insights, with you today,  on five books, published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place.  Projects in these books all contain easy to follow instructions with great visuals, which is a common quality I consistently find in project books published by Martingale.

Home Sweet Quilt: Fresh, Easy Quilt Patterns From Jillily Studio, by Jill Finley is packed full of fun designs to make quilts, table toppers and wall-hangings for your home, or to give as gifts.  SewCalGal is in love with EVERY project in this book.




Cuddle Me Quick: 11 Baby-Quilt Designs, by Christine Porter & Darra Williamson is a "must have" book for anyone cooking for eye-catching quilt designs perfect for baby gifts, as well as toddlers and small childrens.  Many of the designs are also easily adaptable to a variety of other projects too, so don't overlook this book thinking it is limiting to making children's quilts....many more possibilities!




Baltimore Blocks for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide, by Mimi Dietrich, published by Martingale/That Patchwork Place is an excellent book for anyone interested in learning to applique', create Baltimore style blocks, as well as improve their applique' skills.



The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques, by Nancy M. Wiseman is a "must have" book for any knitter that is wanting to learn/improve their skills for finishing projects. This book is packed full of amazing tips and techniques that include great visuals!  I'm truly delighted to see this book available and am confident it will become a best seller!




Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond: 14 Quilt Patterns From Quilt Maker Magazine is a fun book that would also make an excellent gift for a beginner quilter, but also appropriate for quilters of all levels that want to create easy, fast & fun quilts.



You should be able to find these books at your local quilt shop, or at Martingale's online shop.

Did I mention a giveaway? 
Martingale  is sponsoring this giveaway for followers of SewCalGal. It is open to  world-wide public followers.


To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me you  you'd like to win.  


Be sure I have a way to contact you.  If you are not sure, check out my post "WANTED: Quilters that never win at giveaways", which I periodically update.    


Want extra entry to increase your chance at winning?

After you have completed the required entry above,  here is how you can get one extra entry:



For Facebook users only -  Like Martingale & Company on Facebook.  Leave a comment under their post about their 40% off sale this week and let them know SewCalGal sent you.  Once you have done this, come back here and leave an extra comment on this post to claim your extra entry.

Photo: This week, SAVE 40% on books that honor the beauty, nostalgia, and significance of Civil War quilts: http://www.shopmartingale.com/on-sale.html


Winners of recent giveaways are:

Fun Friday Traveling Stash Giveway, which includes the Hoffman Sushi Bundle is:  Becky(The Quilting Booklady)

Fall Machine Embroidery Blog Hop giveaway sponsored by Marjorie Busby Designs the winner is: Kathy MacKie (Quilting Along The Gorge)
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170 comments:

shez said...

wow i would love to win,thankyou.xx

Sunnybec said...

I would love the Home Sweet Quilt book, thanks for the chance. Linda

Sunnybec said...

I already "like" Martingale on FB and have left a comment. Linda

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Would be thrilled to win a copy of Home Sweet Quilt.

Gill said...

Wow! I would love to win!

Christine M said...

I'd love to win the Home Sweet Quilt book. Thanks for the chance.

Linda Coleman said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these lovely books.

Judy1522 said...

I would definitely love to win.

Quilt Kitty said...

Home Sweet Quilt is my choice too. Thanks.

Quilt Kitty said...

I already like Martingale on Facebook too.

notqnot said...

If I win I would love a copy of Home Sweet Quilt, thank you!

Lisa Marie said...

Of course I'd like to win! I really enjoy quilt books and have had Jill Finley's book on my wish list for a while now.

Mommarock said...

I'd love to win Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond.

Mommarock said...

I like Martingale and Company on Facebook.

Brenda said...

I would love a chance to win. Thanks.

ledamewood said...

I'd love to win, thanks for hosting and thanks to Martingale

ledamewood said...

I already like Martingale on FB, but I did leave a comment on the appropriate posting and mentioned SewCalGal

Janet said...

Of course I'd love to win! I think Home Sweet Quilt looks great, too!

As always, thank you for the opportunity.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh yes, would love to win....Home Sweet Quilt!!! Thank you.

Juanita Lanaux said...

I want to win. :)

Lisa Mather said...

Oooh, I'd love to win!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

A great bunch of books to show is! Thanks for the chance to win this give away!

Deb G. in VA said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Margaret said...

I would love to win Mimi Dietrich's book, "Baltimore Blocks for Beginners". Her work is lovely and she inspires me to believe that I could make a Baltimore Album quilt.

Kathy Gordon said...

Would love to win! Thnx

Angie said...

I would LOVE to add Home Sweet Home to my library. :p Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Wonderful books to win! Great giveaway and I wouldn't mind being on of the winners.

Hilachas said...

What a generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win a fabulous book.

Deb said...

I would love to win! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!
Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Purl Buttons said...

Please count me in, I would like to win.

Deb said...

I visited the Martingale FB page and left a comment. Thanks again...
Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Linda E in AZ said...

I'd love to win.
thanks!

Vickie said...

Winning this prize would be fabulous!

quiltmania said...

I would love to be a winner, wooo hoooo!

DuAnne said...

Who doesn't love FREE! Would love to win and thanks for this opportuntity!

Jeanne said...

It would be great to win this! Thanks for the chance.

Annette said...

I too would love to win this give away ... if you where asking which item it would be either Home Sweet Quilt or Cuddle Me Quick, but all the books look great and would be a wonderful addition to my quilt library.
thanks for hosting such a great give away.
in stitches

Jenny Larking said...

Would love to win Home Sweet Quilts or Cuddle me quick. They both look great. Thanks. jennylarking@gmail.com

Carol Sc said...

All these books look great --- and I would love to win one. It amazes me how quilters keep coming up with new ideas for using fabric.
quiltschon@att.net

Anne-Marie B. said...

I would love to win The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques (I need to improve my finishing techniques!) or the Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond. Thanks for this giveaway!

paulette said...

Wow!! Great Give Away!! Thanks Martingale for a very generous GA...and thanks SewCalGal for hosting it!! Home Sweet Home is on my Wish List so would love to win it!
Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

rubyslipperz said...

You always have such GREAT giveaways!! Good Luck to all those who are entering =D

hugZ,
annie

Kallie said...

I really need to pick up the Baltimore Blocks for Beginners book! That looks amazing. Thank you for the giveaway and introducing us to some new books!

sandy said...

Thank you. I would love to win the Beginners Quilting Book, as I am a beginner.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for a chance..I love your giveaways.

have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday next week.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh great giveaway!! I would love to win any of their books but I especially like the Beginners one and the Cuddle me Quick one!!

Kathy MacKie said...

I really like Home Sweet Quilt, thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Crickets Corner said...

Wow, great giveaway! If I had to choose I think it would be Home Sweet Quilt followed by Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond.

Crickets Corner said...

I already follow Martingale on FB and told them you sent me over.

Patty D from NC said...

They all look great. I'd love to win Home Sweet Quilts or the Knitting Finishing. Thanks!

Judy Chain said...

Wow! There's nothing like a new book from Martingale to get your
creative juices going and to inspire you!

Thanks!

Judy Chain said...

I already follow Martingale, but left a note saying you sent me.

Thanks for the 2nd entry.

Laurie watkins said...

I would love to win these, I'm finally getting back to quilting and these would help out

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I would love to win the cuddle me quick package. Those are adorable!

Linda said...

WOULD LOVE A COPY OF HOME SWEET QUILTS! THANKS SO MUCH!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

LIKED+SHARED ON FB!https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711336606

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

teachpany said...

Those books look great! I'll have to look for them next time I'm shopping. Thanks! (Of course, you could save me time if I win one, lol)

teachpany said...

I left a comment on the FB page, too. Now I'll have to check on the sale books. Thanks!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Of course, I would like to win...what great books! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Lisa said...

Wow, yes I would like (love) to win! Thank you!

Lauralee74 said...

I would LOVE to win a new book - I'm always looking for new ideas!

Lauralee74 said...

Posted a comment on Martingale's Facebook Page!

Barb and Sharon said...

I'd love to win Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond! Thanks for the opportunity.
Barb@Witsend

Heather said...

I would love to win either the first book you posted or the last one. Both look great.

Heather said...

I "liked" martingale on facebook and left a post. I love that you can get e-books from them and have purchased a few in the past.

Bonnie58 said...

I'd love to win Home Sweet Quilts or Baltimore Blocks for Beginners. Either would make my day. Thanks for the opportunity.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I would love to win one of these wonderful books from Martingale... proudspirit57@comcast.net ...happy thanksgiving

Jennifer Gail said...

Home Sweet Quilt would be my pcik. thanks

Marcia W. said...

I'm a follower of sewcalgal blog and would love to win Jill's Home Sweet Quilt book. Thanks for the chance.

Jean said...

I would love to win a quilting book! Thanks so much for the chance.

Rachelle said...

I'd love to win!

ritainalaska said...

yes, i'd like to win a book ... a baltimore blocks or knitting book. thanx for the chance to do so.

ritainalaska said...

have been over and posted on martingale's fb page :)

Shannon said...

I would love to win!

Shannon said...

I let a comment on Martingales Facebook page!

Sylvia said...

I"d love to win a book! I would like the Baltimore Blocks for Beginners. Baltimore style is something that I've wanted to do.

BTW - the link for the book in this post brings up the description for the Knitter's Book instead.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Cornwoman said...

Please count me in!

Lyndsey said...

I would love Easy Quilts for beginners and beyond. I would share it to my daughter

Sandy D said...

It would make my day if I were to win this book.

Quilt Monkey said...

I'd love to win any of them, but Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond looks great. Thanks for the chance!

Missy Shay said...

I would love to win, thank you!
missysaprons@gmail.com

giddy99 said...

I would love to win the Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond! Thanks for the chance!

giddy99 said...

I'm following Martingale/That Patchwork Place on FB and left a comment for them (told them you sent me)! Thanks for the chance.

barbara woods said...

i would love to win thanks

Amy said...

I would love the Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond. I have the Home Sweet Home and it is fabulous!

Snoodles said...

What a nice giveaway - I'd love to read and drool over the Baltimore blocks book. :) Love your vignettes of book pages and covers...did you make those with My Memories?

Dee said...

I would love any of these books.
Thanks
Dee
dw7645@charter.net

Karen M said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win a great book.

Sandy D said...

I follow Martingale onFB and told them you sent me.

Foster said...

Thanks for another great giveaway. The Home Sweet Quilt book would be great!

scottylover said...

I'd love to win! I've been wanting to learn how to make a Baltimore Album block and that book looks wonderful!

Thanks,
Sandy A

~Laurie~ said...

It would be wonderful to win Miss Jill's Home Sweet Quilt book. Thanks for the chance to win :)
lauriebecker1@gmail.com

~Laurie~ said...

It would be wonderful to win Miss Jill's Home Sweet Quilt book. Thanks for the chance to win :)
lauriebecker1@gmail.com

MoeWest said...

I'd love to win! Jill Finley's book is already on my shopping list. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicky K said...

I'd like yo win! I love books.

diane said...

I'd love to win! Been checking out that applique book for a while now.

diane said...

I left a comment on Martingale's Facebook page.

Devon said...

Would love to win! Thanks!

OhioLori said...

OOOOOH!!! Would love to win Home Sweet Home book!!

Thanks soooo much for the chance! :)

Heather said...

I saw all the Cuddle Me Quick quilts at Quilting in the Garden and they are adorable so I would love that book. But the Baltimore for beginners is appealing too because I would love to do a hand applique project but need to dip my toes in before doing anything big :) All of these books look really fun!

Cloud 9 said...

I would love to win anything, especially love the patterns and books that Martingale carries.

Cathy said...

I'd love any of the books - except the knitting one since I don't knit:). Thanks for the chance to win!

Sallie said...

I'd like to win!

Sallie said...

I already like Martingale & CO. on FB and left them a comment that you sent me.

BizyStitches said...

I totally would love to win. Thanks.

BizyStitches said...

I let them know on Facebook that you sent me. Thanks.

The Quilted Dog said...

Great selection of books! Thanks for the giveaway!

The Quilted Dog said...

Left a note on Facebook. Thanks!

Debbie S. said...

Hi I would love to win your Baltimore blocks for beginners. I have always wanted to make a Baltimore quilt even too an hand quilting and applique classes to make one. Never have got the courage yet maybe a new book would get me going. Thanks for hosting this give away.

Debbie S. said...

I have liked Martingale & Company and left them a message that I was sent by you. Please enter me again! Thanks

Searchfamilies said...

I would love to win
Hugs Janice

Searchfamilies said...

Have liked on FB & left a comment
Hugs Janice

Sally said...

I'd love to win!

Ray said...

Your giveaways are always wonderful. I'd love to win. :-)

Sharon said...

Just wanted to add a second chance so I liked Martingale on FB and posted a note;;;

mary mahoo said...

I'd love to win!

mary mahoo said...

I commented on Martingale's sale post on FB!

BobbiD said...

I would love to win Baltimore blocks for Beginners! And thanks for the tips on never winning and including my name. I had no idea!

Pink Scissors Design said...

I'd like to win, thank you!

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

free indeed said...

Great giveaway! Several of those books are calling my name :)

free indeed said...

Claiming my second entry. LIked and commented on fb as Mickey Louth.

Carrie P. said...

Definitely enter my name. Thanks to Martingale and you.

Quilting Babcia said...

Home Sweet Quilts looks like it would be right up my alley.

Margaret said...

Oh my! I would love to win. Thanks to Martingale for donating this giveaway. And thank you for hosting and giving me a chance to win.

Margaret said...

I already liked them on FB so I just left a message. Thanks again.

Laura V said...

Winning a book would be great!

Becky said...

I'm a "wanna be knitter." The book on finishing techniques looks like a must have. Thanks to you and the folks at Martingale for the wonderful books! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy in IN said...

Home Sweet Quilt or the knitting book. Wow, what a giveaway. Thank you.

Rosa said...

Home Sweet Quilt.Thanks you and Martingale for the great giveaway!!

KAM said...

Oh, yes I would love to win the book giveaway and any of the books would be lovely, most especially the book on knitting finishing.

Kristin F

KAM said...

Just made a quick visit to Facebook and have "liked" the Martingale page. What a great giveaway opportunity.

Kristin F

Cathy said...

Would love to win any of these books.
QuiltinGram
cathyc1950@gmail.com

JoyceLM said...

I definitely want to win. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I liked Martingale on Facebook & left a message there. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fran said...

Another great give away! I would love to win a quilting book, thanks.

Cathy said...

I am a fan of Martingale already but did leave a comment on their site for another chance to win. Now..I'm going to have to order a few more books! :) sigh!
QuiltinGram
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Lori said...

i follow them on FB. I left a comment on their 40% sale and told them you sent me.
quiltig[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

Lori said...

this is a fantastic give a way. thaks for a chance to win. i would love to win. thanks for the chance
quilting[dash]lady[at]comcst[dot]net

LIANE said...

I would love to win !!! Yes, I would!

heartsease54 said...

I would love to win the Jill Findley book. I picked it up and drooled over it at our local quilt show, but was trying to be thrifty so didn't buy it. I have been kicking myself ever since, it looked like a fabulous book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

heartsease54 said...

I went to Martingale & posted, easy since I already liked them on FB.

Sewbig said...

Would love to win ! Thanks for the chance!

BobbiD said...

Posted and liked Martingale. Thanks for the extra entry.

Sewbig said...

Already like Martingale and just posted there.

Kathryn said...

I've had my eye on Home Sweet Quilt, and would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Beth said...

I have been wishing for Home Sweet Quilt---it would be great to take it off my "Wish List" and put it on my bookshelf.

Karen Propes said...

I would LOVE to WIN!!!! This is a great prize. Thanks
ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes said...

For one more entry I left comment on Martingale
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151629779819657&set=a.178608354656.151363.152642589656&type=1&comment_id=10656171&offset=0&total_comments=32
ncjeepster@aol.com

Deb said...

Love the Martingale books! I'd love to win. debgiro at wildblue dot net

California Fiber artist and composer said...

I would love the knitting book.

barbara woods said...

i liked them on facebook

Quiltsmiles said...

Please throw my name in your drawing and have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Jane

Joy said...

I would love to win :)

Shar said...

I would love to win the contest!

cpup40 said...

I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.

cpup40 said...

I like and follow Martingale & Company on Facebook.

Gunilla said...

I'd loveto win easy quilts for beginners and beyond! Thanks for the chance!!!

Josie McRazie said...

I would love the beginners book!

Abbigail said...

I always like to win!
hulseybgat gmail dot com

sewfrench.com said...

Home Sweet Quilt looks like a winner to me!
loritfrench@comcast.net

sewfrench.com said...

Home Sweet Quilt looks like a winner to me!
loritfrench@comcast.net

Mom C said...

They look like wonderful book and Martindale hasn't disappointed me yet. I'd love the Home Sweet Quilt or the Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond. I'm probably at the beyond stage but I do enjoy easy patterns. Thanks.

DebrafromMD said...

I would love to win Home Sweet Quilts.

Jacquelin Bahi said...

Me gusta Baltimore Blocks, es uno de los trabajos pendientes en mi lista de "me gustaria hacer". Gracias.

Jacquelin Bahi said...

He pasado por Facebook y he dejado un comentario. Feliz semana.

Kristine said...

I would enjoy any of them,but especially "Cuddle me Quick" and Knitter's Finishing Techniques.

sherry said...

wow what a great giveaway

sherryberrybim said...

I would love to win Home Sweet Quilt: Fresh, Easy Quilt Patterns From Jillily Studio.

Denise Russell said...

That would be an awesome Christmas gift for me!!!

BobbiD said...

I would love to win Baltimore blocks for beginners!