Monday, March 7, 2011

March Giveaway

The March giveaway is WEEKEND WONDERS.

This is a 16-page pattern booklet with instructions for 5 beginner-level quilts along with quilting basics. Great book for the new quilter or for an experienced quilter who is looking for a quick project that looks great.

To enter, all you have to do is COMMENT TO THIS BLOG POST and ask for a chance to win.  It's that easy!
For a second entry, if you are a follower of this blog,  post a SECOND COMMENT  to THIS POST and let me know that you are a follower.  It doesn't matter if you are a long-time follower or if you just signed up 2 minutes ago.
For a third entry, if you have a blog of your own, do a blog post about this giveaway, or put it on your sidebar... whatever you like.  Just tell your readers about this giveaway somehow, and do a THIRD COMMENT to THIS POST and let me know that you told your readers about the giveaway.

I'll select a winner at random on April 1st.  Good luck!

I try to reply to most comments to my blog posts.  If you are only commenting to enter the giveaway, I probably won't send you a personal reply.  If your comments show up at the end of this post, then you're entered.  If you've made other comments to my blog posts and have never heard from me, it probably means that you are a "no reply" commenter.  That means you have chosen to keep your email address private.  That's fine, but it means I can't contact you to chat or to let you know if you have won.  If you wish to remain anonymous, be sure to check back on April 1st or 2nd and see if you've won.  If I can't connect with the winner, I'll have to draw another name.

While we're on this subject... I have a suggestion for those of you who want to keep your email private, but would like to comment and play along with various activities on the internet.  Consider opening another email account.... a free one with yahoo or gmail, or hotmail... or many others.  Keep that email address for receiving newsletters, entering contests, posting on blogs, etc.  You can even use it when you order things online or for a facebook account.  This keeps your personal email pretty clear of junk mail and keeps spam way down.  You should check it from time to time to see if you've received any emails from actual people (like me!), but most of the email you really want will be in your clutter-free personal in-box.

I'm always sad when I receive a nice comment or a question from a reader and I can't reply.  Often, the person doesn't even realize that I can't reply.  Many people who show up as "no reply" don't know it. 

While I'm on a roll here.....
In the past week, several people have asked me how to reply.  I don't have one answer because everybody has different accounts and settings and what-have-you.  But I think the most helpful thing for most people is to get a google ID.  I think if you try to reply and don't have one, it will ask you if you want one.  If you're having particular problems commenting, send me a private email and I'll see if I can help.

Good luck to all...

180 comments:

Debra said...

I love reading the books as much a making the quilts! Thanks for the chance.

Peach Rainbow said...

I think it is a lovely booklet - Thanks for the chance :)

Peach Rainbow said...

Already a follower!

Peach Rainbow said...

I posted in my side bar :D

Rachelle said...

I'd love to be in to win.

Rachelle said...

I'm a follower

Martina said...

Thank you for the chance! The booklet looks great!

Martina said...

I am already a follower! Thanks for a second chance!

Evelene Sterling said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Evelene Sterling said...

I am a follower.

Sunnybec said...

Throw me in the hat please. Well not me exactly just my name will do! I like the fact it has some beginners quilts in, just what I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sunnybec said...

I am already a follower

Laurie in Maine said...

I would love a chance for the book - thanks!!

Sunnybec said...

Hi Sue have posted about this on my blog
The title will make you smile, wonder if I will ever get to over 500!!

http://linda-living-the-dream.blogspot.com/2011/03/wow-40-followers.html

quilary said...

A lovely March giveaway - heading into Autumn and Winter here and the perfect time to quilt some more! Thanks for the chance :)

quilary said...

I'm already a follower!

María Cristina said...

Thank you very much for the opportunity to win such a beautiful gift!!

María Cristina said...

I'm a fan for a long time .... I use a translator to leave comments and that makes me something of laziness....

María Cristina said...

Put the link on the side of my blog .... thank you very much again!

Irina said...

I'd love to enter, thank you!

Irina said...

I'm a follower too

Rosa Robichaud said...

I LOVE easy smeasy quilts!!!!

Could you please add my name in your (virtual) hat?

Tks!

Rosa Robichaud
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada

Diane N said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

Quiltingdaisy said...

I am looking for simple and quick quilts to give as gifts.

Quiltingdaisy said...

Long time follower, thanks for the chance

Gene Black said...

I love books like this. They provide great inspiration for me even if I don't follow the directions exactly (sometimes I do really follow them though)

Gene Black said...

I am a follower.

DebbieM said...

I love quilt books, please enter me into your drawing and thank you for the opportunity to win.

DebbieM said...

I have been a follower for quite a while now, love your blog. Thanks for the second opportunity to win! Have a wonderful day!!

Lee said...

This book looks great for a new quilter - I would love to win for my daughter! thanks!
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Lee said...

I have been a follower - thanks for a great blog!

quiltingnana said...

I'd Love the book

quiltingnana said...

I am a long time follower

Sallie said...

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

Sallie said...

I'm already a follower.

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/03/alderwood-quilts-march-giveaway.html

Stray Stitches said...

Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower

Diane H said...

Looks like a great book - thanks very much.

Diane H said...

Follow with pleasure.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This looks like a fabulous book. I'd love to add it to my library :-)

Anne said...

I follow your blog!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And I am a long time follower ;-D

Anne said...

Thanks for doing the March give away! Love to win it!

Janet said...

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

Janet said...

I'm a follower

Diane H said...

Have posted your giveaway on my sidebar for the month. Thanks again.

Paula said...

This looks wonderful and just perfect for me (I'm a beginner with little time for big projects). Thank you for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I'm a follower!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Nichol said...

I love reading about how to make different quilts. What a nice giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

Nichol said...

I am a new follower!

Nichol said...

I have also blogged about it on my blog:

http://adesertquilter.blogspot.com/2011/03/alderquilts-is-having-giveaway.html

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Sue, I am already a follower. :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

That booklet looks good. So does that picture on your sidebar of harvesting the lavender I LOVE lavender. :)

gill said...

This looks a great book! Count me in please!

gill said...

I'm a follower

Jodi said...

definitely asking to win!! Thanks for the chance!

Jodi said...

already following

free indeed said...

Haven't seen this book before but would love the read. Seems I look for quick projects most of the time so there should be plenty of fodder in there for me!

free indeed said...

already a follower.

TADVR said...

Thanks for the opportunity, great inspirations.

TADVR said...

Am a blog follower as well

1badmandm said...

Thanks for the chance, I would love to win . . . even if my bookshelf is over flowing I can always find a place for another ! Thanks Mari

Anonymous said...

I would love to win another quilting book. I find that they inspire me to buy even more fabric, like I need an excuse. LOL
I cannot believe how much lavender you harvested. It was gorgeous, and your glass blowing experience was mind blowing. I have always wanted to do learn how to do that, and your creation was absolutely beautiful.

Debbie said...

Looks like this would be a good stash busting book. Thanks for counting me in, Sue.

Debbie said...

I am a faithful follower, always!

Debbie said...

I've got you on my sidebar. It's really easy because I keep it there all the time and just change the image and the link every month!

Mimi said...

I know that you shouldn't judge a book by the cover, but this one just looks awesome! Thanks for having a giveaway!!

Needled Mom said...

Since I have granddaughters just getting into the quilting, I would love to win this book.

A Gal Who said...

I'm always looking for quick projects to dream about doing!

A Gal Who said...

...and I've been a follower for a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

Patty C. said...

PLLLLLEEEEEAAASSSSEEEE pick me - lol
I am trying to learn to quilt with limited Quilting resources - This looks like a fabulous Giveaway & that is what I need - Beginner quilts !!!!
Thank you so much for the opportunity

Patty C. said...

I am a follower :)

Patty C. said...

I have posted in my sidebar :)

Jessica said...

This would be the perfect prize for me, I'm often looking for quick quilt designs! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

I'm a follower!

Needled Mom said...

I'm also a follower.

robin said...

I'd love to win this booklet! :)

robin said...

I'm already a follower.

robin said...

I blogged about this! http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaway-at-alderwood-quilts.html

Regina said...

Would love a chance to win!

Regina said...

I am a follower, too!

Jackie said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the give away!

Jackie said...

I'm a follower!

Nancy said...

Nice book - thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

follower!

Nanbon44 said...

So close to my birthday, what a wonderful birthday gift the books would be,, maybe I will have some extra birthday luck...
Sue I keep looking at the photo of you in the lavender at harvest and I just am so jealous, I just love lavender... of course I am sure you get sick of it, with all you have to harvest...

Nanbon44 said...

opps almost forgot to submit my follower comment, see what the lavender does to me LOL

Jeanne said...

Hi! My name is Jeanne and I am addicted to quilt books. This addiction has been with me for about 10 years now and I really struggle to suppress the urges to give in and buy just one more. I thought I had the addiction under control when I joined 4 different Book of the Month Clubs and of course what were the books I ordered, yes you are right, Quilt Books, novels about quilts, quilts quilts quilts. This is a book I don't have and since it is a contest and I "might" win it isn't like I am giving in to the urges, just having fun with my blogging friends. Thanks for the opp. to win this neat looking booklet.

Jeanne said...

I am following you on facebook.

Jeanne said...

I blogged on this giveaway on my blog http://www.jeannegwin.blogspot.com

The Learning Curve~Where Fabric Becomes Art

Stop in and check it out, it is new so there isn't much there but soon there will be.

Jeanne said...

Sue here is a link to the blog I did on your giveaway, I also punched up your lavender, oh I can almost smell it now. http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com
and I twitter and put a shortie in there too @jeannegwin

I think I forgot to ask for the opp to win but I did thank you for it. LOL Have a great week lady

Deborah in Atlanta said...

This sounds like a book I definitely need to get. Something that gives me instant gratification. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sandy said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks!=)

Sandy said...

I've been a follower for a while.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I would love a chance to win!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm already a follower.

Exuberant Color said...

That booklet has great quilts in it and I have almost purchased it a couple times. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Exuberant Color said...

I'm a follower too

Luanne Hagee said...

I'd like a chance to win! After I get done with Chairing my first Friends Committee on Scouting annual meeting (and putting up with all the guys!)the end of the month, I will certainly be looking for somethng new to start quilting!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh I would so love to win a copy of this book, I have it on my wishlist.

JanetK said...

please, I would love a chance to win this book!

JanetK said...

I'm a follower

Patty said...

I am a regular follower

Patty said...

The pattern on the cover looks really interesting.

Cecilia said...

It looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cecilia said...

I am a follower.

Hilachas said...

What a nice booklet. I'd love to own it and thank you for the opportunity to win it.

Hilachas said...

I am now a follower of your blog and am off to post your giveaway on my blog.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the chance. Funny thing is Pam's husband used to be my High School principal.

Brenda said...

I am a follower too

Brenda said...

I have posted you on my blog.

Catswhiskers said...

A beginner's guide for quilt making!!
It is like Christmas already!
I am need of this guide.
Thanks for the chance
Gina
http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

Catswhiskers said...

I had a subscription of your posts. Now I am a follower
Gina
http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

Cheryll said...

Please enter my name too if you would! I would love to win the book! Thanks.

Cheryll said...

And of course I am a follower! The book would go to a good home if it came downunder.

Kim said...

Thank you for the chance to win a book. I love books.

Tiffany Sherman said...

What a fun looking book! Thanks for posting this giveaway!

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/03/barbie-sees-flowers.html

Mommarock said...

Oh I would love a chance to win.. I sit and read and re-read my quilt books and magazines and dream about what I am going to make next.. this would be a wonderful win.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower of your blog

Cassie said...

What a neat book. :) Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Cassie said...

I am now a follower of your blog. :)

Cassie said...

I've blogged about your giveaway. :) http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/wednesday-giveaways.html

Alina said...

I love books; and of course, sewing and quilting too. Thanks for the chance. Hope I will win this time.

quiltma said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
AND Congrats to the winner.

quiltma said...

I am a new follower and looking forward to following your blog.

Carolyn said...

Oh I'm so glad I found your blog! I would love a chance to win this wonderful prize!

Carolyn said...

I'm also a follower of your blog. =)

Carolyn said...

I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar for another chance. =)

Marcia W. said...

Please enter me to win your great book giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

I already follow your blog...

Kathy H said...

I would like to be entered in your giveaway. The book sounds great to be able to make a quicker quilt that still looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

kerryinAUS said...

Very generous of you! This looks like a lovely book.

TxDee said...

I enjoyed reading your posts. Although I am a newsletter subscriber, this is the first time I got around to reading your blog. Information and entertainment, what a pleasure!

rita in alaska said...

ahhh, i'd really like to win this book,too! i need a handy way to make easy quick quilts to give to the senior care center. would like them to have a little pizzazz to them; no plain squares or triangles like most quickies. this book has a colorful, interesting design on the cover; that's the kind of quilt i'd like to give away.

vshaynes said...

This sounds like a great book for a relative newbie like me.

Anonymous said...

This is a great blog. Keep up the good work. I would love to win the booklet.

Theresa W

foleywestrup at hotmail dot com

Sonia said...

Hi. I think that would be a great book to have. :)

Sonia said...

I am now a follower.

Sonia said...

I have posted your giveaway on my blog.

http://aquiltingsouthpawsthoughts.blogspot.com

quiltmom said...

It looks like another fun giveaway Sue- I recognize Pamela's name- I wonder if I have another book by her name- hmmmm- My brain is a bit mushy this evening as I just have completed report cards.
It is always fun to win a book that has some new patterns to check out- perhaps even to create.
It is a very generous thing to do..
Regards from Snowy Alberta,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I have been one of your followers for quite awhile. It is always interesting to come and visit you and see what fun things you are up to- I enjoyed recent posts about glass blowing and the reason the price of fabric is increasing...
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
Regards,
Anna

deserae said...

I would love to win!

deserae said...

I follow your blog

Donna~~ said...

Your glass blowing looks fascinating (something I've always dreamt about doing!). This book looks like a great idea--I could need to learn how to finish something in a weekend (or ever!). Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Sue - I enjoyed talking to you about the Lazy Daisy fabrics. I'll be a new follower of your blog. Susan

susantexas said...

I'm asking for a chance to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

Susan said...

I want to win. Thank you.

Karen said...

Haven't seen this book yet, but who wouldn't want to make a quilt in a weekend?? I've got another book by Pam Mostek and it's really good. Thanks.

Cathie said...

Looks interesting. I'd like to win!

Cathie said...

I'm already a follower!

Carla said...

This book sounds just perfect for me... I am just cutting out my first quilt and am keeping my eyes open for some more beginner quilting ideas. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! :)

Carla said...

I am a follower of your blog... :)

Jessica said...

I posted about your giveaway here:
http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com/2011/03/massive-awesome-giveaway-post.html

Quilter in the Gap said...

Looks like an interesting book. Thank you for the chance.

Mimi said...

I am a follower. This book looks amazing!!

Sue Faulkner said...

I'm a follower and I would LOVE this book!

Pam said...

This book would make a fabulous addition to my growing quilt book library!

Pam said...

I follow your blog already.

quiltma said...

I am a follower.

quiltma said...

I would love to win.

Nanbon44 said...

would love a chance to win

Nanbon44 said...

follower

Vikki said...

I could use an easy quilt book. My house has been such a ZOO lately an easy quilt is all I can manage! Anyone else have that problem or is just me?

Vikki said...

Oh yeah! I need this and I am a follower. Pick me! Pick me!

jil said...

Consider yourself followed, I've been looking at your site which led me to your blog! Nice shop, I'm coming back I love the fat quarter packs.

jil said...

I have just read your blog again and have to ask you to put me in the competition. Please may I enter? Thanks! Also, I've always wanted to try glass blowing. You look like the kind of gal who dosent just think about it, you go for it. What joy!!!

Snoodles said...

I just found your blog and I really enjoy it. I don't blog, but I always put my email on my comments. I hope that works OK! That is a lovely book...I thank you for the chance to win!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Snoodles said...

I'm a new follower!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

MareeR said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

Debra said...

I'm a follower!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, I'd love to have a chance to win the book!

Linda

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Also, I'm a new follower!

Linda

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

My today's post told all about your giveaway! http://eatsleepquilt.blogspot.com/2011/03/two-great-giveaways.html

Linda

Dolores said...

I would dearly love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Dolores said...

Oh, BTW, I just became a follower.

Julie said...

I would love a chance to win. Thanks
Julie

Julie said...

I am a follower of your blog and love it.
Julie