Thursday, October 10, 2013

Quilting a Circle of Nine and Giveaway

I am so excited today! Why? Because I just got my copy of "Quilting A Circle of Nine."  Yep, it's hot off the press and ready to be in the hands of sewists and quilters across the country. And....there are two quilts in the book that yours truly quilted!!!


This is the second in a series of quilt books by Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright, and while I am biased about it, it's a book I'd recommend for everyone's arsenal of quilting books - a great addition for your collection.

And why am I so biased? Because I got the privilege of doing the quilt work on two of Janet's quilts (squeals with delight)!  I did these last spring just before the book's deadline, and so now it's great to see how everything went together in the final version.  These are the quilts I quilted on my Gammill longarm machine:



The theory behind A Circle of Nine quilts is easy, and one you can use over and over in designing your own quilts. This book has 12 wonderful quilts and patterns to choose from, and you can learn the construction methods so you can set your blocks using the ingenious approach of the Circle of Nine quilts. How many quilting books give you the recipe for success in creating your own designs? 

Janet Houts displaying a Circle of Nine quilt

I became friends with Janet Houts through the formation of our local quilt guild two years ago. Here she is at our LQS - Sun Valley Fabric Granary - for the book signing of her first book, "Circle of Nine."  She and her sister, Jean Ann Wright who is the former editor-in-chief of "Quilt" magazine, have produced three quilting books together and have many other published patterns and designs to their credit.

Check out this fun video to get a better idea of what's inside this book by Landauer Publishing:



Janet's and Jean Ann's other books:




I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have something I've done published. For 18 years I was a freelance writer and newspaper correspondent, and I had my byline published regularly. But I was always, always writing about what other people did. Now, my name is a credit in this book, and I am very proud to have contributed in a small, small way to this publication.  I'm so tickled it makes me do The Happy Dance!!!



So to help me celebrate, I am giving away one copy "Quilting A Circle of Nine."  If you'd like to be entered into the drawing, you have three chances to win.

1.  Leave a comment below and let me know if you think there is a Circle of Nine quilt in your future.
2.  Spread the word.  Blog about Quilting A Circle of Nine, Tweet about it, or post a link to this blog on your Facebook. Then leave a link for me to check it out!
3.  An extra entry for old or new followers. Tell me how you follow for a third chance to win!

Easy! Three chances to win.  I'll leave the giveaway open until midnight Mountain time on Oct. 16, so enter today.

And if you make a Circle of Nine quilt, I'd love to see a photo of your quilt top!

Quilt with a smile,
Barb

51 comments:

  1. Congratulations! This so awesome! I would l to try my hand at a circle of 9 quilt, I love learning new techniques!

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  2. Barb, your blog is soo professional!!! If I don't win I'll just have to buy - have to have anything Janet
    creates. Of course, you'll need to quilt whatever I sew!!!

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  3. Yes, it would be wonderful to win this book and create, create, create! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. Congrats! Yes, I would love the have this book.

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  5. I have been following via GFC.

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  6. Congratulations!
    I'd like there to be a Circle of Nine quilt in my future!!

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  8. CONGRATS TO YOU!
    YES,I'D LIKE A 'CIRCLE OF NINE QUILT' IN MY FUTURE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  9. Congratulations my friend. I would live a copy of your book.

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  10. Congratulations on having a chance to be a part of the excitement! I can see a Circle of Nine quilt in my future.

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  11. Beautiful quilts! I would definitely love to do a Circle of Nine quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I follow by watching for your posts on quilterblogs.com. Thanks for the chance to win. Again!

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  13. This book looks awesome! Full of inspiration. I would love to make a Circle of Nine quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. would love to make one! thanks for the chance

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  15. They look amazing, how can I chose just one.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  16. I follow via blogger dashboard

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  17. I was in the quilt shop yesterday, saw that book and thought, "I'd like to try that!" Thanks so much for the chance and CONGRATS on publishing what you want! Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I follow you with blogger. I think the reader went away, but I still get a list of blogs I follow and you're on it. Thanks!

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  19. Barb congratulations on being published. The quilts look stunning. They definetly reflect your talent

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  20. Hurray for you!! I'm here in Oregon doing a happy dance right along with you. If I don't win a copy, I will still have to get a hold of the book so I can see your lovely quilting. Hopefully both you and the authors have more publications coming out in the future.

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  21. Loyal follower on Bloglovin'! Who wouldn't be following you - You're famous!!

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  22. OMG!! How wonderful!! All of the quilts are just amazing. How talented these people are! I would love to learn how to do this. I am a faithful follower of yours with Bloglovin and email and I will post this on my FB and the side bar of my blog. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/NeedlesnPinsStitcheries?ref=hl

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  23. The Circle of Nine is a great design idea that I want to try. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  24. I am a follower. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  25. WOW! I would love to win this book.. There are some beautiful quilts in the book. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Congratulations on being in the book. I took a Circle of Nine class with Jean Ann Wright last year and I love how my circle of nine quilt turned out. I would love to have a copy of her second book and I definitely want to make another circle of nine quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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  27. Eu gostaria de ter esse privilégio de ter o seu livro,parabéns!Te sigo por E-mail,Blogovin e Blogger
    Obrigada.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  28. I fell in love with one of the quilts in the video and really want to make it.

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  29. I like the Upstair, Downstair quilt and I think it will be in my future.

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  30. I posted a link to your blog on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tami.chaulk

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  31. I will have to buy this book! So clever! And congrats on getting published! So exciting!

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  32. Yes, there with be a Circle of 9 quilt in my future! Thanks!

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  33. Of course there's a Circle of Nine quilt in my future . . . especially if I win this book :) I love the Upstairs Downstairs pattern.

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  34. I've been following you via Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. I am not sure if I have one in my future...maybe now I do!

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