Friday, May 13, 2016

E-Book Giveaway

This giveaway is closed. The winning number, chosen by Random Number Generator is: 
Congratulations Beth! - blue_dragonfly5

It's Friday the 13th, and it could be your lucky day! I'm hosting a giveaway and I couldn't be more happy to share this one - a quilting book.

Fellow domestic machine quilter, Christa Watson (author of Machine Quilting With Style) has written another quilting book, and in my opinion, it's a must-own. That's because it's written from two quilting perspectives: Christa's as a domestic machine quilter; and Angela Walters', as a longarm quilter. This makes the book a winner whether you domestic machine quilt or longarm quilt!

Not only is it an ingenious idea to write a book like this - sort of a "he said; she said," though this is  "she said; she said" - but the book layout is inspired!

Every page related to longarm quilting is color-coded turquoise-blue to indicate that this is what Angela has to say about it.

Every page related to sit-down (domestic) machine quilting is color-coded melon orange to indicate what Christa has to say about it.

How clever! After learning about their tools and tips in pages 4 though 16...  


... the book continues with 10 quilt patterns! It's picture heavy with close-ups of how each quilter chose to make and quilt those 10 patterns. The designs, and instruction for them continue all the way to page 138. With so much visual content, a quilter will never be at a loss for inspiration.

I'm a fan of spiral quilting, even though it can be physically demanding shoving a big quilt through a small harp. But once you get started, the quilting doesn't require much thought, and the texture is wonderful. So I was happy to see that Christa shared spiral quilting on her "Exploding Star" quilt.












With such good photos and suggestions throughout, the book really struck a chord with me. You can imagine that I was honored when Christa invited me to review the book for her, and offer a giveaway.


One winner will receive an electronic version of The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting so the giveaway is open internationally.

You have until Sunday, May 15, 6 pm Eastern time, to enter.

In a comment just tell me if you're a domestic or longarm quilter, and be sure I have a way to reach you if you win. Many of you are "noreply-commenter" which means I do not have your email address to tell you when you win. If you don't know for sure, add your email address!

However, if you can't wait until Sunday, or would just like to have a print version to hold in your hot little quilting hands, then order directly from Martingale Publishing here.

Or head to Amazon for a discounted price here.
Or get a signed copy from Christa here.
Or get a signed copy from Angela here.

Options, options, options! Good luck! This giveaway is closed. The winner was chosen May 15 at 6 pm Central time. Linda

50 comments:

  1. This looks like a great book! Whether you are a longarm quilter or domestic machine quilter!

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  2. I'm a domestic quilter - thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Good Morning Palms..... I use my domestic machine when I quilt... fingers crossed.

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  4. As a seriously wannabe domestic machine quilter, this book has been on my 'must have' list since its release. I have Christa's book and most of Angela's, so I'd be beside myself with excitement to win this collaboration, Linda.

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  5. Linda, I am a domestic machine quilter and love, love, love it :-)

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  6. Good morning Linda!This sounds like a great book. I still struggle with the quilting process! Hope you're doing well! Mary

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  7. Great give away. I've already put the book on my wish list, but of course it would be wonderful to win it. As you know, I'm a domestic quilter.

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  8. I would love to win this book. I am a domestic machine quilter who needs advice and much practice. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  9. I'm a domestic machine quilter. I'm pretty sure I will never buy a longarm.

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  10. I am a domestic machine quilter who is look for more ideas for guilting designs using the walking foot.

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  11. I am a domestic machine quilter and usually do it on the diagonal, very simple.Haven't taken the time to practice free motion quilting.

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  12. i am a domestic machine quilter ktherron@hotmail.com

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  13. I am a new domestic machine quilter and could use this book!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  14. I would love to have this book. I am a domestic machine quilter, but hope to someday be a long armer. I love to try new techniques. Thanks for the giveaway. spoofs@juno.com

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  15. I'm a domestic machine quilter but I have a LONG way to go with practice, practice, practice!

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  16. I am a domestic quilter and love the process and creativity of domestic quilting! Rchianese26@yahoo.com

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  17. I am a very limited domestic machine quilter...if it can't be done with my walking foot I haven't tried it. This book might help me crack that barrier. Thanks Linda for the chance to win it.

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  18. I quilt on my domestic machine - a Bernina. I don't love machine quilting, but I've learned to like it and I'm too cheap to send my quilts to a long arm quilter.

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  19. Wow, this is the step of quilting that I have the most trouble with! I am a domestic quilter with just two quilts under my belt, hoping to keep my grandmother's craft alive. Xta.linz [at] gmail.com

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  20. I quilt on a domestic machine, my Janome 15000. I have been hoping to come across a copy of Christa & Angelas new book. It looks so interesting. Here's my chance!!
    Bev L. bmleisch@gmail.com

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  21. That sounds like a wonderful book to have Linda. My machine is a domestic machine, and I have a very large top that needs quilting so this book may be just what I need to get started!

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  22. Looks like a fantastic resource book! I could certainly use the help!!! LOL I am a domestic machine diva...:) churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing - I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

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  24. This looks fabulous, Linda! I am not the greatest domestic machine quilter and am about to embark on a machine on a frame, so need all the help I can get.

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  25. I am a domestic quilter still learning how to free motion quilt. Have a couple baby size quilt tops pieced and ready for finishing so I can donate them to our local pregnancy care center, but haven't had time to experiment enough yet to complete the process.

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  26. I'm guessing you know that I am a domestic quilter.....with very limited skills! Any new book is always welcome in the home library, or at least on the laptop library!

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  27. I am a domestic machine quilter and love Christa blog & work . Finger crossed, thank you XXX

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  28. I quilt on my domestic machine...and, oh my, how I struggle ;-))) I'm still working on my biggest quilt yet, a queen size. I am so thankful for all the inspiration I find from other domestic machine quilters!!!

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  29. I am a domestic machine quilter but enjoy the perspectives of longarm quilters as well as domestic machine quilters. Looking at both helps when trying to decide how to quilt something. Watching Linda do spirals last weekend has encouraged me to try them on a top I pieced ages ago but couldn't decide how to quilt.

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  30. New to quilting so I guess U an a domestic quilter. I am just learning so I guess I am just a dom quilter.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  31. WOW, this sounds like a great resource for all quilters who want to do their own quilts. I would love to win this great quilting book. I am both a long arm AND domestic sit down quilter. I have met Angela and she is so much fun to learn from. Put my name in the hat please.!!

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  32. What a fantastic give away! Looks like a great book!

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  33. Looks like a really interesting book!!! I quilt on my domestic machine, trying to get better on simple stippling!!! And I really do enjoy it to my surprise, being a bit intimidated by free motion quilting before!
    Gunilladotsamuelssonatyahoodotse

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  34. I quilt on my domestic machine. I'd like to try a longarm, but I think it'd be like driving a big-rig after years of driving a sedan. Similar but handles differently!

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  35. I quilt on a domestic machine ... straight lines. So far, each attempt at FMQ has resulted in ripping out stitches :-).

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  36. I quilt on a domestic machine ... straight lines. So far, each attempt at FMQ has resulted in ripping out stitches :-).

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  37. I'm a domestic machine quilter and just starting free motion. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  38. Hi there! I had an amazing "blog-climbing" to figure out this social media deal...just to leave you a comment and test out my luck at the contest!...So, here I am and I found you just like I found the retreat site after many turns in the road! As you know, I'm a domestic machine quilter and hooked line and sinker! c.barkley@me.com It's ME...Cbubblesnsews! (not sure how you get my email n such...sigh oh well, you are the pro at this stuff! Thank you so much!

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  39. I quilt on my home matching but would love to do it better. Bewtjw@gmail.com

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  40. I have a Mid-arm and I am just now learning. It is so much fun.

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  41. I'm a long arm quilter. I love Angela's books but I don't have this one yet! Thanks for the chance to win.
    sew4given(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. I'm currently a domestic machine quilter dreaming of a Q24. I just need to find space for it.....

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  43. I'm a longarmer and domestic machine quilter & both need much more proficiency. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a fan of both authors.

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  44. New at blogging and just discovered your site! So great to know you are doing well in sunny Florida. I'm still using my domestic machine for quilting. New books are always appreciated with new hints!

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  45. Just starting to quilt, this would be a great reference!

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  46. Looks like it will be housed next to my sewing/embroidery machines!

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  47. Domestic free motion quilting

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  48. I am a domestic machine quilter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Oh my just found your blog and to late to enter been following Angela for years just getting ready for FMQ on sewing machine, have bought several of Craftsy classes but can't get them to play all the way through. Congratulations to Beth

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