Friday, October 21, 2011

VMQG Hallowe'en edition & giveaway

Last night was our guild meeting with a seasonal flare!

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Our new president and guild founder, Holly made this great table decoration!

Our challenge this month was to bring Hallowe'en themed blocks for a raffle. One block = one ticket. Just to be safe, I made 8 blocks and brought Berene's along for her for an extra entry. Alas, it was not my lucky night. BOO! I'm very happy that Amy was one of the first winners, though. Hallowe'en is her holiday and I really wanted her to get a nice selection of 10 blocks to take home and make into something fabulous (which she'll totally do).

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Here are some of the 69 blocks turned in!

Our guild has two very talented man-quilters who turned up last night with some very fine show and tell that I want to share with you.

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This is Matt's amazing Judy Neidemeyer quilt that he just got back from a long-armer who spent over a week custom quilting it.

Paul's incredible string quilt
Here is Paul's take on the mood string quilt. The colours are incredible. Sonja will have better photos on her flickrstream soon.

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Our always amazing door prize table!

Just before I had to duck out early, I won a very cute package of jack 'o lantern buttons!

Aside from all the Hallowe'en fun, there was a little exciting moment last night when I realized that Matt (who owns a quilt store called The Quilted Bear in Ladner, BC) actually had a real life copy of Modern Quilt Blocks...with my block in it!! The contributors haven't even received their copies yet, so it was really fun to see it and realize it would be in stores here already. Fellow VMQG guild member Sonja has a sweet Robot block in, too. There are so many of my blog friends also published that the entire book is just so exciting for me to be a part of. Thanks StashBooks!


I have permission from Stash to share one e-copy of the book with you. This is a quickie giveaway for those of you on the ball today, just one comment below gets you a chance to win your own electronic edition of Modern Blocks. This book contains 99 amazing blocks designs - you want this in your library! I'll close comments at 11 pm. PST tonight and announce the winner tomorrow along with the BasicGrey giveaway which you can still enter here. Good luck!

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65 comments:

sharon said...

This is a great book and would be wonderful to use! Thank you for giving one away.

Natasha said...

Thanks for giving one away. I have been eyeing this book!!

Heather D. said...

Oooh, I want it! I want to get more into modern stuff but feel like I need a lot of help! Thanks for the giveaway Krista!

Shelley said...

How cool that they have e-book versions! This book looks fantastic and I'd love to try out a bunch of the blocks!

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

Me!!!! Congrats on the book, and thanks for chance to win a copy!

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are fantastic and the man-quilts are just incredible. Sorry that you didn't win after all that work, but maybe next time.

I'd love a e-copy of the book.

Sonia B said...

What a fun Halloween party! The book looks awesome. Thanks for the chance.

Esther said...

Yay for you and your famous block!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

DianeY said...

I'd love to win this-I'm always looking for new ideas for bee blocks

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What fun to see YOUR block in the book Krista!

Katherine said...

How exciting it must be to see your block in the book! Congrats, Krista.

Wow. You certainly have some talent in your local guild. Those quilts are amazing!

Barb said...

So cool, Krista! Congrats on your block. I wish I could join the Vancouver Guild...so much fun.

Andrea said...

Wow - those Halloween blocks were all brilliant - what a great quilt they would make. And your male quilters do lovely work xx

Nina Lise Moen said...

I would love to see your block and the rest of them in print. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Karin said...

I would LOVE a chance to win! It looks amazing! (The Halloween blocks are super fun too!)

Anonymous said...

What a great cover on the book! Congrats on being part of it! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Ashley
ashleymjones@live.com

Lynn said...

Great Giveaway...hope I am lucky today! Thanks for doing this.

Indianna said...

I think it's fantastic how bloggers are now getting published... lots of talent out here in the Blogosphere!

gill said...

Oooh yes please!
Count me in!

Amy said...

Cool! I'd love to see a copy!
Congratulations for being in it!
I think it is cool that you have two talented male quilters.

Lindsay Conner said...

Looks like a fun meetup! I'd love to take a peek at that book :)

Flying Blind... said...

Woo Hoo for the e-book - my 'real' copy keeps getting bumped into the 'future' by Amazon!!

Brenda said...

I've been looking at modern blocks, so this would be great - thanks!

Kerry said...

Your guild looks so fab! And book too, congrats to you- hoo!

Patti said...

Comgrats to you and Sonja for being contributors to this book! It looks amazing and I'd be thrilled to win. Thanks

Patchwork and Play said...

Your Guild sure looks like a great place to be! Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on your place in the book!

Delores said...

Your guild must be so much fun!!
Would love to win the copy of the book!!

Aliceart said...

Wow, what an opportunity! Can't wait to see this book! My fingers hurt I have them crossed so hard...

Live a Colorful Life said...

Those are some awesome Halloween blocks. And I can't believe you haven't gotten your book yet!! I LOVE my book (not trying to rub it in that I have it and you don't--I just don't understand!)

stitchinpenny said...

I am so glad you are giving away an e book since the real thing may not fit in my sewing room

twirlymama said...

How fab to see your beautiful work in print!! Yay Krista!!

Kate said...

What a great book! Fingers crossed!

Jenny said...

would love these blocks at my fingertips!!!

Allison C said...

This is on my wishlist so I would LOVE to win it. I'm a new quilter and need to build my "library"...if you can call two books an actual library. Thanks for the opportunity!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I have no idea what time it is where you are but I'll give it a shot anyway. I'd love to win this, it looks so inspirational! Thanks for the chance.

Janet said...

I'd love a book of modern blocks. Thanks for the chance.

mariebeers said...

Your guild has amazing door prizes. Would love the chance to win the book, looks fabulous.

Manda said...

Wow how exciting! Look forward to this being released!

erin said...

Looks like a wonderful book- thanks for the chance!

Sana Saroti said...

That would be such a great book to have! And all the quilts in the pics above look great. I love all those Halloween blocks together!

Nicole G said...

Thanks for sharing about your VMQG meeting. I always love seeing what you guys are up to. Congrats on being in a book too!

P├ętra said...

What a fun Halloween themed guild night. I am excited to check out the book thank you for organizing a giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Love all those Halloween blocks and thanks for the chance to win an e-book with your block in, congrats!
Virginia
quiltyvee@yahoo.co.uk

bronwen said...

It was so nice to see the book in print last night! Add me to the list! :)

paulette said...

Wow!! Congratulations!! You are hitting the BIG time...I will be able to say "I knew you when..." Please throw my name into your give away cyper pot!!
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Tamie said...

I'd love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Arita said...

I would love to win this.

PinkGranny said...

I love the Halloween Blocks! Matt & Paul are great...and must add a special perspective to your guild. I wonder if the book will be available in the states!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being chosen to be in the book. Can u autograph the e-copy when I win it?
Sandi
sahill@telus.net

Michele Pacey said...

Well congratulations Krista for being published (again)! That rocks! Way to go you!

Enter me please.

L.D. said...

looks like a fun book. I'd love it! :) I really like those scrappy pumpkin blocks up there. Looks like a fun group! :)
pizzadelong@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

woohoo! what a giveaway!!!

Kathy P said...

Congrats on having your block published in this book Krista! Can't wait to see it! I sure hope I win this one!

badlandsquilts said...

Congrats on the magazine...thanks for the chance

SoozeM said...

Ooh congrats on getting publisehd, I would love to win an ebook!!

Jo Ann said...

I had no idea you were published in this book! I have been awaiting it in stores so I can check it out. Thanks for you advise on colours I have washed and ironed my Kona solids and hopefully can stitch some up tomorrow.

felicity said...

Those quilts WERE awesome, eh? I'd love an e-copy of that lovely book. Thanks, Krista!

Leanne said...

Wow, congratulations on having a block in that book! I would love to have an e-copy!

Laura said...

You sound like you have a fun guild! I would love to take a peek or two at that book! Thanks for a chance to win.

Marie said...

Dang girl, two giveaways in one week and it's not even your birthday! I'm not the worlds biggest halloween fan but I do like to decorate and I LOVE Fall. I have to say those blocks were pretty sweet.
Speaking of blocks...congratulations on having one of your blocks published! Go Krista!! Thanks for the giveaway, good everybody!

pinksuedeshoe said...

#1 Matt's quilt is freaking amazing. As is Pauls. Holy Awesomesauce Batman! And #2 I would love this book, how awesome is that! Congrats on being my awesomest Canadian friend!

Chelsea said...

Even if I don't win I'm so psyched to hear this us available as an ebook! Perfect format for it.

quiltmania said...

Love the lone star quilt! Your guild sounds like it is a lot of fun. I'm a little jealous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jane S. said...

Whew -- got entered into the drawing in the nick of time! It looks like a fantastic book.

Also fantastic are those quilts that you showed! I do love a bold quilt and those both qualify.

amy dame said...

aw, you said nice things about me! i'm sorry you didn't win! i don't know what i'll do with them... some of the blocks from last year will go with them, but some won't. i got Berene's block! i love the fabric she used. i didn't take any of your blocks, even though i loved the tumbler blocks, because they had orange in them.

i felt so awkward that i was the first to win! and then i won one of Anna's pincushions too, and didn't think any of it, and then a new member who won blocks refused her door prize because she was overwhelmed, so i felt SUPER awkward, but then Arita won blocks and a door prize, so i wasn't the only greedy one. ;) i think you missed all that!

modern blocks is available on amazon.com!! i am so so so excited about it. i never used to be so into blocks, but joining a bee has totally changed my mind. i'm so happy that i haven't had my month yet, so i can get inspired first!

also, i totaly missed Holly's pumpkin! that's awesome!!