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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Books From Martingale And A Giveaway

SewCalGal loves quilting, sewing and embroidery books.  Even better when I can find new books at a great deal.  The Insider Book Club with Martingale really is a great club to belong to as you get 35% off EVERY order.  Plus, it is only $14.99 to join and when you join you get a free $40 gift certificate to spend at the Martingale website.  Needless to say, the book club with Martingale is a great value and SewCalGal gives it a great recommendation. You can find more info about the Insider Book Club, as shared in a recent post on the Stitch This blog.



Today I'm excited to share insights with you about some very creative quilting books at Martingale, as well as a giveaway. Martingale continually publishes amazing quilting books, which consistently have well written instructions that are easy to follow and contain great visuals, making them perfect for quilters of all levels.

25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks - Volume 2, by Katy Jones has fun blocks that can be used to create table toppers, wallhangings and quilts for any design that uses 6 1/2" block.  Plus, this book comes with four projects.


My Enchanted Garden: Applique' Quilts in Cotton and Wool, by Gretchen Gibbons is an exceptional new quilting book packed full of beautiful designs, blocks, techniques and tips.  SewCalGal anticipates we'll see many award winning quilts, at future quilt shows, made with designs from this book, or inspired by this book.

Uncommonly Corduroy: Quilt Patterns, Bag Patterns, and More, by Stephanie Dunphy has a very innovative approach to creating projects with corduroy.  There are 17 projects in this book, with well written instructions, making this book an exceptional value.  Projects are included for skill levels from beginner to experienced, as well as tastes for traditional to modern.




501 Quilting Motifs - Designs for Hand or Machine Quilting from the Editors of Quiltmaker Magazine - (Softcover)   
This is an excellent resource for any quilter interested in free-motion quilting.  A "must have" for any serious quilter interested in free-motion quilting.  The motifs are also appropriate for those doing FMQ on a domestic machine or long arm machine.  



Did I Mention A Giveaway?


SewCalGal appreciates Martingale for sponsoring this giveaway for followers of SewCalGal, where SewCalGal can honestly voice an opinion when writing a review of these books.

To enter this giveaway, to win one of the four books shared above,  blog followers can simply complete the rafflecopter form below to enter.  Not a blog follower?  Add your email address in the box on the right column labeled "Follow via email". Winners will be randomly selected and announced on this post on  Saturday, March lst.  

SewCalGal will be shipping prizes directly to winners. Thank you to postage angels, and supporters of SewCalGal that sign up for Craftsy classes or purchase items on Amazon via an affiliate program for SewCalGal. What funds are given back to SewCalGal are used to "supplement" postage expenses.  And, SewCalGal is able to open up this giveaway to International followers with the understanding that winners will be randomly selected and a maximum of one winner with an non-US address will be able to win a prize in this giveaway.  Thanks to everyone for understanding postage costs are excessive.  If I had it my way every giveaway would be open to followers world-wide.




 An email has been sent to the four lucky winners who won:

Billie K. won: 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks - Volume 2



You can find Martingale at:
http://www.shopmartingale.com/
http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
https://www.facebook.com/shopmartingale

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77 comments:

Jodi said...

Thanks for posting the book reviews and info on the insider book club. I follow you on Bloglovin.

Pickles Quilting said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

Char said...

These books look very interesting. I'm always looking for new FMQ ideas. Quilting with wool and corduroy sound like fun too.

Judy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I follow you on bloglovin.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I was just looking at the 'corderoy' book this morning - I find it quite interesting. Thank you for hosting.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

These look like some great books..thanks for the review. I haven't won a giveaway at SewCalGal but still feel like a winner with all the great info you share!

Sarah said...

I have not won a giveaway at SewCalGal. My goodness that Enchanted Garden book is so droolworthy! thanks for the opp. to win! kethry_24(at)yahoo.com

Heather said...

These books look really interesting. They are all useful but so different. I would love any one of them.
And no, I have not won a giveaway from your blog before. In corporate contests that I've won before, some specify a period of time between wins, some don't.

Sylvia said...

I have the 501 Quilting Motif book and like it too!
Thank you for the giveaway!

MarveLes Art Studios said...

I always look forward to wonderful, NEW books! Thanks!

Kathryn said...

I'm not sure if any of my wins have been through you. wins are very few and far between!

CaroleM said...

I have not won a giveaway through your site. Thanks for this one!

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in and thanks for the chance to win.

BRD Girl said...

Another insightful post - I always enjoy your book reviews. I have not won a previous giveaway.

My heart is here said...

I havent won a giveaway. This one is lovely :P

WoolenSails said...

I do love that they offer ebooks so you can get your book right away and be able to start a new project. It is also a great space saver since the books are on the computer, not cluttering up our sewing rooms, means more room for fabrics, lol.

Debbie

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I think I have won. I've been rather lucky...hope it holds up...:)

Joanna said...

I have won giveaways several times during your blog events. I'm not sure what I think about making giveaways fair to all. There was a time when I never seemed to win anything. My chances improved when I began to enter more giveaways because I was following more blogs. Some sites state that giveaways are open to those who have not won anything in 90 days or so, and I think that's fine. It opens them up but doesn't close the door completely. When I've had giveaways on my blog I always hope that people who visit regularly will win, but that isn't what happens.

Frances said...

A lovely range of books - something for everybody (hopefully!)

Nessy said...

Thaks for this giveaway.
Hugs from Spain

Kim said...

I won one a long long time ago.

lefuntz said...

I love Martingale. Great books and most come with ebooks too.

Lisa said...

I don't believe I have won, but I sure would like to :)

Josie McRazie said...

Beautiful books! I need to grab me a copy of the 501 quilting motifs so I can try to get out of my loopy swirls and my stippling! LOL!

Shauna said...

I don't think I have. I've won some, but never from here that I remember.

Lee Ann L. said...

To be honest, I cannot remember if I ever have won anything from here or not. I need to keep track on paper in addition to the blog (I often announce what I've won on my blog).

Linda said...

Hello,no I have not!
Thank You so for this neat giveaway! Happy Stitching!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I've never won from Sew Cal Gal.

Deb G. in VA said...

I'm going to have to find a copy of My Enchanted Garden! I haven't won a giveaway from Sewcalgal. Thanks for the chance to win!

PK Sews said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these books, and for your great blog. No, I haven't won a giveaway from SewCalGal.

teachpany said...

I've won prizes from SewCal Gal, but I don't remember if it was a blog, or only during the FMQ challenge in 2012.

beaquilter said...

ahem, yeah I won once in the summer or fall I think, ahem ahem ;) what is THIS giveaway? a book or gift card? I missed it ;)

Betsy said...

I have never won one but I would so love to win my enchanted garden appliqué book

Sharon Eshlaman said...

No, I haven't won anything from SewCal Gal :-( Maybe my luck will change, thanks for a chance.

Digiscrapations said...

The free motion book would be great as I don't hand quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sewgirl said...

I have not won a giveaway from you…yet! Thanks for the chance...

Michele T said...

When I first started following blogs in 2010 and realized how to do so via GFC, I did win a giveaway prize from Sew Cal Gal... it was soooo exciting! Thanks!

Joan said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

scottylover said...

I won a pattern from you once. I just bought a jelly roll to use for it, too!

Most give aways I have seen have a disclaimer that you can't have won anything from them in the past 90 days, which I think is quite fair.

Sandy A

sherry said...

i have won a giveaway when i was doing the FMQ challenge on her blog

Kathryn said...

I've won a few items in my lifetime, but don't remember if any were from your blog. Love your blog, giveaway or not!

barbara woods said...

haven't won any thing from, maybe this time , thanks

terri h said...

No, I've never won. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mrs Quinn said...

Nope never won.

nicolesender said...

I have not won a giveaway from your blog.

susan718 said...

Dear sewcalgal:
I, sadly, have not won a giveaway from you. I haven't won the lottery either, but there's always hope.
Thank you so much for the giveaway!

OhioLori said...

I did win from you...last year...think in Spring? I won in your Doodles Coloring Book Give-a-Way! Very fun!! (& Thanks again too!)

I think it's ok to win again, if it hasbeen awhile...maybe 3 months?

Lisa said...

I have never one a giveaway from this site that I can remember ever. Would like too!

Marly said...

I've never won a giveaway on this site. The book of FMQ motifs look exceptionally useful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Tabitha Keener said...

I love Martingale too! I'm new, but I've shopped their books and they have an awesome collection of books on quilting. I will be joining their book club! Thanks

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

DebraKay Neiman said...

I don't remember winning on Sew Cal Gal...I just like reading your posts. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

following via bloglovin. Never won anything from your blog. Great giveaway.

Michele said...

I haven't won a giveaway=== but if you pick me, that will change.

Ruth said...

Yes, I have won something before. Thanks for all you do!

Peggy Carstens said...

I've never won one of your giveaways and would like to. I think Martingale has some of the best quilting books.

GTlady said...

Martingale books are great! I am improving my FMQ and love to check out new patterns and ideas that I can apply. Thanks for the chance to win books.

lovelliquilts said...

I have never won a giveaway on SewCalGal. I love your blog. Thank you for the opportunity.

Quiltingranny said...

Would love to win one of their books!

ferne said...

I really enjoy following your blog! You are always showing us quilters new interesting products and techniques. Thanks for sharing!

Jowyn Jenson said...

Hi. Thanks for this giveaway. I have never won a giveaway from you before (international reader!)I follow you via email and via Bloglovin'. I really like the Uncommonly Corduroy book. If I don't win, I really hope to buy it here in the UK.

harleequilts said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of the books. I have never won anything from you before. I follow you on Bloglovin'.

Barb and Sharon said...

I have never won a giveaway from your blog. :(
Barb@Witsend

Emily C said...

I have not won one of your giveaways. Some places restrict people from winning more than once every 2-3 months. This gives other people a better chance of winning.

Cecilia said...

Thank you for the reviews. I have won a giveaway from you last year. Thanks for the chance to win a book.

Sandra said...

I don't think I have won any of your give-aways. Thanks for the chance to win. Follower via bloglovin.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Susan Dougill said...

I've won one of your giveaways (crochet addict UK)

Judy1522 said...

I have not won one of your giveaways but have won from other blogs I follow so don't ever feel bad when I don't win a giveaway. As far as I can remember I have never won more than once at any blog so I think the random system is pretty fair.

kay said...

The book club sounds like a great idea! I'll definitely check it out. I love quilting books!

kay said...

Oops. I commented before I saw the part about previous wins... Yes, I won one of your giveaways a couple of years ago. And I follow you on bloglovin.

Cindy said...

I've never won a giveaway from your blog.

Cindy said...

Forgot to say I follow you via email.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Nope, I have not won anything from you but it is a good question as I have had a couple of people win twice on my blog. It is all random so why not!?

Kristine said...

I won one of the giveaways from you once. The only other time I've ever won a random blog giveaway was when my chances were one in five.

June D said...

I've won on SewCalGal several years ago - also attended the holiday party in San Diego two years ago. Thanks for the chance!

gina said...

I just found your blog this would be my first win

Kathie Craig said...

I am a newbie to your blog and this is the first giveaway I have entered. I will be back for more!!

Ruth McLean said...

I have not won one of your giveaways. I am excited to try!