Thursday, June 23, 2011

Block Party Blog Tour

It's time for the Block Party blog tour! I'm thrilled to be a part of the tour for this special book. I remember when Alissa and Kristen asked me to be a part of the Block Party virtual quilting bee. I'm so proud of how these two woman and Stash Books have translated that original bee into this extraordinary book. The book, in its unique way, captures the power of quilters working together, the internet, and the creative process. The book supports both beginners who would like to learn to quilt and more experienced quilters who want interesting quilt ideas. This is my quilt in the book, Profit Margins!
I think you'll love the quilts in the book. I know there are several that I want to make for myself! You can see a quick glimpse of all the quilts in this great video!

Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee book promo from Alissa Haight Carlton on Vimeo.


If you'd like to have a copy of the book for yourself, check out Amazon or your local quilt shop. If you're feeling lucky, I'm giving away another copy to one of my readers. Simply leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite quilt in the book or why you'd like a copy for yourself. (Watch the video to see all the quilts!) Comments will close midnight on Sunday. (central time). I'll announce the winner on Monday. Good luck everyone!
Be sure to continue on the tour with all these crafty folks:

263 comments:

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Beth said...

I would love to win this book. I learn so much about modern quilting from seeing modern quilts and reading about the process. I'm a pretty rigid person in life--I have a lot to learn. :)

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Andrea said...

love the one that looks like has appliqued circles on it!

momto2wasd said...

I think I like your quilt or the gray one w/circles in blocks. Looks like a neat book!

jessblom said...

I love this book and would love a copy of it so my sisters and i could get ideas to plan our own block party!!!

Nancy L said...

Just the greatest ideas. As a beginner, it is just so inspiring.

mtnhomequilter said...

I liked the stacked books one. It was hard to see them all, they flashed by so quickly. It would have been nice to have it slowed down or at least on screen for more than a milisecond on each quilt.

teresa said...

i love all the quilts in this book. if i had to pick one, i think it would be ashleys kite quilt. this book is very inspirational. thank you!
teresagg@suddenlink.net

Dawn Hudson said...

I would love to have this book so that I can make each and everyone ;)

Bronwyn said...

I am loving many many of these quilts, but the one that caught my eye for longest is the confetti looking one!

Bec Clarke said...

I want to expand my 'MODERN' Quilting horizons and I think this book would help with that.

Montseta said...

Beautiful book. My favourite is this picnic one you have featured.Love the colours!

gill said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! It's on my amazon wishlist!!

Rosa said...

Awesome ,,hard to choose one .I love the white with mother garden in.Thanks

Jeannette said...

First I must say how very cool the video was on your blog!! My favorite quilt is the one with small random size blocks on the white background. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Nancy C said...

I've taught a handful of friends at work to sew and would love to do some collaborative quilting. The book looks great!

Os Tartarouchos said...

I'm starting at quilting, but love the idea of quilting bees and the modern and inspirational look of the quilts in this book, so I want one for me!

Béa said...

I love the bright circles on dark. Thanks for the chance.

Julia said...

It's really hard to pick just one. They are all my favorites. This is a wonderful book I'm adding to my wish list.

Anne said...

I haven't seen the book in person yet, but I am loving that picnic quilt you have pictured with the half solid and half strippy squares, the colors are just gorgeous.

Carolyn said...

Wonderful book. I like the one pictured on a bed, white with small randomish squares.

Kim said...

I have not seen all the quilts yet so I don't have a favorite yet...would love to win the book!

Emily said...

I love the hexagon blocks, I am very interested in how best to promote creativity within a bee thanks for the giveaway!
bruzzinie@net.elmhurst.edu

Peaceful Piecer said...

Love all the cool quilts...the hexagon is my favorite. Thanks for a chance to win!

Marieke said...

It's very difficult picking one, especially from just the video, and each is so different...

I really like the one that's half solid triangles and half strippy-pieced triangles.

But they're all lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love the one with the Circles and the gray background. But honestly, who am I kidding, they are all beautiful.

Shelly said...

I actually like yours the best! The combination of red and aqua is gorgeous, and the pops of intense red for background is genius!

jennspen said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I think my favorite quilt are the X's or Roman stripes. Thank you for the chance!

Naomi said...

I love this. My favorite is the hexagon quilt. Not your ordinary Grandmothers Flower quilt! :) Thanks for the video tour (haven't seen it yet but the book is on my list!) And thanks for the chance to win!

Ariane said...

I love the stripy half-square triangle quilt. I may need to try that at some point... Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love profit margin and the hexagon one is kind of cool too.
Thank you for the chance to win!
Katrina
blueberryblues5(at)gmail

Patricia said...

Since I'm new to quilting ~ I love them all and can hardly pick a favorite. The books sounds amazing. I think the quilt in the red/white/light blue color scheme with circles and all the polka dot material is gorgeous and is the one that intrigues me the most. Thanks for the chance to win a book!

Megan said...

Hmm...hard to choose a favorite, but I like the Dresden pattern - would love to learn how to make that!

Anonymous said...

Great video! Wonderful promo for all those great quilts. I love the fresh take on the hexagons/Grandmother's Flower Garden.
Debbie R.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Your quilt in this book has to be one of my all-time faves.

Andrea said...

Ooh, I like the one in the second-to-last photo of your posting. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

Wow, I've been keeping an eye out for this book, and the opportunity to win it - from one of the original participants - is too good to pass up. I like the picnic blanket shown in your last image....to me it says simplicity, and spring. Sincere thanks,

Kim.

Emily said...

Wow, love them all but especially the white one with the specks of color!

Tamar said...

It's too hard to pick just one favorite. I love the idea behind the book and think it would be a great way to keep in contact with long-distance quilter friends

Patticakes said...

I really love your quilt! It's so polka dotty and fun!
Thanks for the giveaway chance,
Patti - napergal50@yahoo

Sabrina @ my little slice of pie said...

Super excited about this book. Loving these quilts.

The Rx quilter said...

I have been following the book party and would love to win a copy..dreaming about making any one of them! Lisa in TExas

Margaret said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win a copy :)

MissMary said...

I just joined my first bee! I'm not up until next year, so I have a lot of time to plan what I'd like to do for my block. I'd love to draw inspiration from your book! Circles and hexagons caught my eye, but I love the look of the diagonal lattice quilt, too!

Melissa said...

I don't think I can pick out a favorite quilt from the book yet but I love the whole idea of a traditional concept like a quilting bee and making it work in so many wonderful modern ways.

Melanie said...

I love your quilt, Profit Margins, though I didn't see a single quilt in the video that I didn't like!

Vanesa said...

I'd love a copy to read more about how virtual quilt bees are structured. Thanks for the giveaway!

audreypawdrey said...

I would love this book! I don't own any quilting books (which is crazy!), so I definitely need to start building up my library of them. All of the quilts look so beautiful, but I especially love the dresden plate one.

Nick UK said...

I love the one pictured on a wooden bench, the colours, and the shapes remind me of sails.
Mind you they are all gorgeous.

Ramona Burke said...

SO pretty! congrats!

Sweet Em said...

I hate to seem like I'm flattering you but I LOVE your quilt!! It made my heart skip a beat (and got itself pinned on pinterest).

I also LOVE the selvage quilt. sigh.

Shari said...

It's so great to see this book come together. The world of quilting has definitely changed for the better. Well done Jacquie - your influence cannot be discounted...
My favourite quilt changes with my mood. At the moment I'm loving orange and stripes...

Jen B said...

They're all so beautiful and different that it's hard to choose!

Andrea said...

I'm loving the Confetti and Roman Stripes this evening - but by tomorrow could be another couple of those beauties! Thanks for the chance...

Parthena's Creative Life said...

So many fun quilts to look at for inspiration. What a fun book!

Tracy said...

You should be so proud - what a wonderful accomplishment! I would love to win this book. Congratulations!

Susan said...

There are a bunch in there that I like, but I think the first one I would attempt would have to be the big, strippy X one. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

lorena said...

I would love to have a copy of this book! How great to have all these great modern quilt patterns at my fingertips for inspiration and guidance! Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

wow that picnic quilt is just so lovely!
janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

bev arnold said...

Yes...the stacked books quilt is the best! I hope I win, pretty please.

Dolores said...

I have been thinking about joining a quilting bee and would love to win this inspirational book!

Thanks
dxx

anne said...

I like connect the dots, awesome! Thanks for such a fun book.

Bellgirl said...

This book looks wonderful! I'd love to win a copy because I've just joined my very first quilting bee, also a virtual bee on Flickr, and I'd love to hear the inside stories of a bee like mine!

Anonymous said...

I like the one with circles pieced in turquoise and red. And I would love to win this book.
Norma at njloewen(at)sasktel(dot)net

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