Want to win this quilt? It's from my book Imagine Quilts that was released this month and is the pattern featured on the cover called Posy Patrol.
I've said numerous times here that I'm generally not a pattern based quilter. I usually have an idea for a quilt and then sketch, compute, calculate and scratch my forehead until I figure out how to make the idea in my head translate into a quilt. Both as a quilter and as a blogger the number one question I get asked time and time again is, "Where do you come up with ideas for your quilts?" Imagine Quilts is my answer to that question and an open invitation to grab some graph paper and discover how your design process works.
I made it with the new fabric line from Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics called Field Day.
The quilt measures 50"x50" and is made with 100% cotton fabrics and batting. It is machine washable and dryable and a perfect size to have on your lap.
And the quilting. Can we just stop and pause and admire the work that Russ Adams of The Back Porch Quilters does for a moment? Breathtaking. I never tell him what design I want done on a quilt because in my opinion he is an artist and whatever decision he makes will only enhance, compliment and make my quilt sing in ways I didn't know possible.
So you wanna chance to win this quilt? It's a two step process to enter. First, send me an email at dana at oldredbarnco dot com with the name, address and contact info of a local quilt shop that you think should carry my book Imagine Quilts. Do that in an email to me directly so that that info isn't broadcast here on my blog for the world to see. Second, once you've done that, leave a comment here telling me where you get inspiration for your quilts.
International entries welcome. The contest entry time will close on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at midnight US EDST. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced Thursday, August 7th.
And you should follow both Alison Glass (@alisonglass) and I (@oldredbarnco) on Instagram because Alison will be giving away a bundle of Field Day fabric and I am giving away signed copies of Imagine Quilts.
Finally, I'd be tickled pink if you'd like to purchase a signed copy of my book. In all honesty, it'll feel weird and make me all wide-eyed and blubbery. You can click below if you fancy. It only calculates shipping for US customers but if you're international, let me know and I'll work with you to find the cheapest shipping option possible. Big wet sloppy kisses. From my pups. Not me... cause that would be awkward.
Good luck on winning the quilt!
DISCLOSURE: The addresses and contact information that you provide of your local quilt shops will be used by me to send a personalized postcard advertising my book. I will share those addresses only with Alison Glass and she will use them to personally advertise her products. This information will only be used for the stated purposes and not shared with any other third party. If you mistakenly share the contact information in the comment section of my blog instead of sending it directly to me at dana at oldredbarco dot com, I will delete your comment so as to keep the information private.