Monday, December 30, 2013

Quilting Isn't Funny - Giveaway Winner!

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Apparently folks, posting blogs from the Blogger app for iPhone is useless.  I THOUGHT I posted this on Friday and was wondering why I hadn't heard from the winner yet and oops!  It never actually posted!

So thanks to, we have a winner for the giveaway, and it's Suzy Maxwell!

Congratulations Suzy!  Now all you have to do is email me your info to and I can forward it on to Megan.  Thank you everyone for participating!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Quilting Isn't Funny - a book review and a giveaway!

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Were you beginning to think there would never be new content on this blog?  So was I!  But what brings me out of my blogging rebellion is something that makes me happy and I want to share with you.

One day long, long (okay not that long) ago, I read a column in Quilter's Home magazine, and the title of the article was Zen and the Art of Crappy Quilting.  I remember thinking to myself - finally a quilter I can really relate to!

A few months later, I found a blog titled The Bitchy Stitcher.  I thought to myself - Oh! Another quilter I can relate to!  It took me a while, because I'm pretty dim sometimes, to realize that the two were the same person.

Since then, I'm happy to report that Ms. Megan Dougherty and myself have bonded and become quite good friends. 

Megan has written columns for both Quilter's Home and Generation Q with great success.  She has recently decided to take her columns and compile them into one, packed-full-o-awesome book that she published herself, Quilting Isn't Funny.  The book also has two never before seen entries, and offers back stories to each entry, which sheds a little light on how one of my favorite weirdo's brain works. 

I had already read every bit of the book (aside from the new entries), but it was great reading them all over again.  If you'd like a copy - it's nearing Christmas after all - it is available in both soft cover and downloadable PDF, and can be purchased directly from Megan here.  I assure you that if you have a sense of humor, you will appreciate it in all its glory!

But wait!  I've been authorized to giveaway a copy of the book here as well.  So, to enter the giveaway, leave me a comment here on this blog, and tell me one thing that's on your quilter's bucket list.  I'll pick a winner on Friday, whatever day of December that is.  (It's been a long few weeks and you can't force me to look at a calendar right now).

You can check out the rest of the blog tour at the links below.  Good luck!

Dec. 2 - Maddie Kertay  - Bad Ass Quilter’s Society

Dec. 3 - Sam Hunter – Hunter’s Design Studio

Dec. 4 - Carla Crim – Scientific Seamstress

Dec. 5 - Scarlett Burroughs – Craft Gossip
Dec. 6 – Jill Dorsey – That Moxie Girl

Dec. 9 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Bumble Beans Inc
Dec. 10 - Lynn Harris - Little Red Hen

Dec. 11 – Teresa Coates – Crinkle Dreams

Dec. 12 - Joshua Helms - Molli Sparkles

Dec 13 - Liz Kettle – Stitch Journeys

Dec. 14 - Leah Day – The Free Motion Quilting Project

Dec 16 - Lisa Sipes – That Crazy Quilty Girl
Dec. 17 - Charlotte Newland – Displacement Activity

Dec. 18 - Teri Lucas - TerifiCreations

Dec. 19 – Cheryl Sloboda –

Dec. 20 – Kelly Biscopink – Stitchy Quilt Stuff

Jan. 6 – Generation Q
Jan. 8 – Rose Hughes – Rose Hughes – Quilt Artist

Jan. 9 – Janice Ryan – Better Off Thread

Jan. 10 - Flaun Cline – I Plead Quilty

Jan. 13 – Heather Jones – Olive and Ollie

Jan. 14 – Meg Hilko – Without A Stitch On

Jan. 15 – Laura Lochore – Quokka Quilts

Jan. 16 – Elaine Wong Hasselhun – Dashasel Sews

Jan. 17 - Kim Lapacek - Persimon Dreams

Don't forget to leave a comment for the giveaway!