Monday, November 29, 2010

Book Giveaway - Week 3

We're now into Week 3 of the Chatterbox Quilts book giveaway. Congratulations again to Irene who won "Fast, Flirty, and Fun" by Sarah M. Bisel last Saturday. 


Apparently I'm not the only quilter who also dabbles in other crafty areas; from the comments I received, it appears that many people are also doing cross stitch, knitting and other crafts. It seems that once you've got a craft habit, it just continues to grow!


This week I am delighted to be offering another book from Martingale & Company. Thanks again to Martingale & Company for providing me with this book to offer in a draw to my readers.

If you didn't participate in the previous week's draw, here are the details:

One book will be given away each week for the next five weeks; entries will begin on Monday each week. Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each Friday. I will be drawing a winner for one book each week on Saturday, starting on November 20, 2010. You will need to enter each week to be eligible for that week's book draw. The entry conditions will vary each week, so be sure to read the details carefully before entering.

You will receive one entry for this week's draw for each of the following that you do:

1.  
Sign up for my Quilt Chatter newsletter (not this blog) by clicking on the top right-hand side of this blog and advise me by commenting on this post. (If you are already a subscriber, just advise me of this).

2.  Visit my Etsy store and let me know which is your favourite pattern or appliqué template by commenting on this post.

3.  Let me know if you prefer to purchase paper or PDF patterns and why, and advise me by commenting on this post.

You'll receive one entry for every one of the above things that you do - so that's a possible three entries.

You will need to do each of these separately - do not include all your information in one comment or that will only count as one entry. Be sure to comment on this post only so that you will be eligible for the draw.

This contest is open to residents of Canada and the continental United States only; sorry no international entries. 

This week I am offering "Pinwheel Party - 12 Fun and Unique Quilts" by Ellen Pahl. I 
reviewed this book in a previous blog post and loved Ellen's fresh take on the classic pinwheel block. With an eye to making small presents for Christmas, I think that Xs and Os, Pinwheel Pirouette or even Whirlwind would all make perfect holiday gifts.

Please feel free to tell your friends about this opportunity so they'll have a chance to win a book as well. Don't forget to check back on December 4 to see if you've won this wonderful book. 

38 comments:

Dolores said...

I like paper copies. I don't always want to have to go to the computer to review the next step or to print out something (what would happen if your computer didn't work or you had a power outage?) I prefer to have the paper copy so that I can use it whenever and wherever I want.

Dolores said...

I really like the pattern, Serenity.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I receive your newsletter!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite pattern in your etsy shop is Charming Bricks.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I prefer paper patterns because they have better photos and are easier to store.

MoeWest said...

I receive your newsletter.

MoeWest said...

Magna Owlet is very cute.

MoeWest said...

Either paper or pdf is fine with me. Pdf probably gives us access to more variety and immediate delivery.

stampmeup said...

I'm already a newsletter subscriber. Thanks!

stampmeup said...

I like your frog face pattern, because a lot of my daughters friends are frog lovers. :)

stampmeup said...

I like PDF patterns because I can use them immediately or save them until I'm ready.

stampmeup said...

By the way, I like how your comments number them for you. Can you email me and let me know how to set that up? I've tried to find it on mine.

Thanks!
Julie

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a subscriber.

Billie

LethargicLass said...

I do receive the newsletter :)

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Magna Owlett is my favorite

LethargicLass said...

Hoot-mon is my favourite pattern

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I prefer paper because it's easier to look through them and see what you have.

LethargicLass said...

I have only tried PDF so far so I can't really say... but I would probably guess they would be about even...

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

robin said...

I get your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

robin said...

I like the Twirling Whirlies pattern.

robin said...

I prefer paper patterns. Guess I'm old fashioned! ;o)

SewCalGal said...

I signed up for your newsletter.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I don't have a strong preference for printed or PDF patterns, but as of recently I'm starting to prefer PDF.....saves trees, saves filing. and I can take them with me on my laptop and plan future projects whereas I can't take all my paper patterns with me.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

You have really cute patterns, but I love your Owls. The Manga Owlet is probably my favorite.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kathy H said...

I am a subscriber.

Kathy H said...

You have a lot of cute patterns. I like the bundled up one the best.

Kathy H said...

I like the paper patterns the best. I guess because I can look at them closely in the store ahead of time.

free indeed said...

I signed up for the newsletter. I'm already subscribed to the blog.

free indeed said...

I liked the snowflakes afallin' pattern.

free indeed said...

If I"m going to buy, I like the paper pattern for my buck. Free patterns online, I like to download pdfs just because it's easy to file until I need the pattern.

Janet said...

I prefer paper patterns. I just don't like working with the computer that much to be able to manipulate things to the right kind of size, paper etc. Hard copy patterns look nice and tempt me to make them.

Marcia said...

I prefer to purchase hard copy paper patterns because we do not have computer access near a sewing machine and our home printer does not print sharp color photos. I need printed instructions with clear photos that can carry around to where I am working at the time. Sometimes I download free patterns for ideas when "make up my own".

Marcia said...

I am already a subscriber to the Chatter e-newsletter.

Mishka said...

Hi Kim,
I just subscribed to your newsletter... thought I already was, but I guess not.
Michele

Mishka said...

I wish more people offered e-patterns .. I'd be far more likely to buy them. I find patterns are an impulse buy, but if I have to go to the aggravation of creating an account, entering shipping info and waiting, I'm likely to just continue on my merry way. I've had some places quote me $12-15 to ship a pattern to me, you've got to be kidding. They'll never get my business no matter how wonderful it might be.

If you're going to go the e-pattern route, I highly recommend E-Junkie. I use it for the Quilter's Cookbook. I love that they stamp every page with the buyer's info. Many other great features too, that's just one of them.

pixie13 said...

Newsletter subscriber

pixie13 said...

I like the Charming Bricks - PIECED QUILT PATTERN

pixie13 said...

Well, I've never actually used a quilt pattern I haven't drafted myself yet; but if I were to do so, I would prefer a paper pattern.