Friday, October 21, 2011

Giveaway Week - Quilt in a Day

Friday, October 21, 2011
disclosure: this is a sponsored giveaway by Quilt in a Day




Welcome to giveaway week!
Friday's giveaway is sponsored by Quilt in a Day


I'm really lucky that Quilt in a Day is down the road from my new house!!  In addition to Eleanor being quilting royalty... the shop itself is fun, bright and filled with lots of yummy fabric.  Starting in January I'll also be teaching at the shop!!  More info to come... but today it's all about the giveaway!






Quilt in a Day has adapted 12 Kansas City Star Blocks into a Free Facebook Block Party called Treasure Chest.  Every month, you can download a new fully illustrated 16" finished block pattern for free.  They are currently on their first block, Pineapple.







It's easy to download, simply go to Quilt in a Day on Facebook... and "like" the page.
Then look on the left side under Eleanor's Picture & click on Treasure Chest Quilt.
{In addition to being a free BOM there are prizes too!}


I was able to get my hands on one batik kit with over 14 yards of Fabric!! The kit has a value of $150.00 and soon will belong to one of you!  {I'm kinda jealous to be honest!}







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the rules
leave ONE comment to enter.

In your comment tell me what you like about Eleanor Burns and/or Quilt in a Day!

Simple as that!!

You have till 10PM PST on Monday the 24th to enter.
Winners will be selected by True Random Number Generator
Giveaway Now Closed
Winner Announced Soon


© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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Abbybeth said...

wow! awesome prize and I'll be heading over to Facebook to like and try to participate in the block party. I like that Eleanor makes things accessible and easy to understand.

The Rx quilter said...

Very pretty bundle of batiks! I love the rulers from QIAD. Lisa in Texas

Dee's Diary said...

Those videos: really easy to follow....and then Those quilts: inspirational.

SingleGirlQuilts said...

I love the tools Eleanor Burns puts out, especially the triangle square up ruler!

thel said...

we have a mountain home and we have dish up there. if i am not there i dvr her programs. i am a faithful quilt in a day watcher. she has been my inspiration to become a quilter. i thought it would be too hard until i started watching her shows. would love to win this fantastic fabric bundle.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Eleanore Burns has made quilting fun for everyone.

Pamela said...

What I love about Eleanor is the way she can make her instructions so clear and easy to follow If I'm looking for the easiest way to make something I check to see if she has it in a pattern and buy it (Boston Commons!)

Shannon said...

I have never really worked with batiks! I guess I've never been brave enough. This would be an AWESOME starter stash! :)

QltnRobin said...

I have met Eleanor Burns Once at the Puyallup Expo! I sure hope she will come north again soon, I just ADORE her, her personality, her patterns and fabric! She is a really neat lady! I was SO honored to finally meet her after seeing her on quilt tv for the past 22 years.
Robin M in Washington State

tisme said...

I like Eleanor, because she makes it fun!

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler said...

I love the variety of quilts Elanor has under her belt! She's one of my faves! Those fabrics are simply gorgeous!

Have a super day!

Glenda said...

I met Eleanor at the Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show. She a lovely and knowledgeable person. Her books are a joy to use and she is so much fun to watch. Great lady!

Cheryl said...

I love the accessibility she makes of quilting. fun for everyone.

JHaverland said...

I love the fabrics. Elenor makes quilting so easy and fun. I always enjoy watching her on TV and making her patterns.

Pat said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for hosting it and thanks to Eleanor for donating it! I love QIAD because it is how I first learned how to sew a quilt. Back in 1992 I took the Log Cabin book out of my local library and made my first twin quilt - my husband was super amazed - as was I!! You live in a beautiful area ~ I was able to visit QIAD many years ago when visiting San Diego - thanks for all you do!

Pippa Parsons said...

OMG what a great giveaway, I'm already on FB and follow QIAD but didn't catch the BOM so thanks for that... I fell in love with quilting and to me a true quilt has scallop edges, when I started quilting I was really disappointed not to do scalloped borders. In the last 2 months I have started a craftsy course and Jenny from Missouri quilt company recommended the quilt in a day vines, scallop ruler, I ordered it and could NOT believe how easy it was to make a scalloped edge...I am now truly in love with QIAD and would love the giveaway :O)

gucio65 said...

I love the simplicity of the patterns,
Agata

jobunny said...

I'm pretty new to quilting and my soon to be mother in law has taught me everything I know! I have really really enjoyed quilting and all the FUN there is to it :) Quilt In A Day is definitely our favorite site because so many of Eleanor's patterns are easy enough for me, but challenging enough to encourage me to be better! Thanks to Eleanore Burns for the inspiration!

Patricia said...

I love watching Eleanor who takes me step by step through the process of creating new "treasures" for my family, friends, and myself. Thank you Eleanor! : )

Lisa said...

I love how kind and generous not only Eleanor but all of her staff are! Awesome!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love Eleanor's shows! It's always interesting and fun to watch. Yummy looking fabric too! :)

Jo Anne said...

What's not to like about Eleanor. Clear directions, great illustrations, great step-by-step process. And entertaining to boot.

ellene said...

Love to watch Eleanor throw those scraps over her shoulder and her drama and how she can clearly demonstrate and write directions for making beautiful quilts! Lucky you to live right down the street from the shop! Thanks for the giveaway:)

Diane H said...

Years ago when I first got into quilting I was able to get Eleanor on TV - learned a great deal from her. Thanks for a chance.

NancyB85374 said...

My very first quilt was Eleanor Burns log cabin wreath. I still love it. Her directions are always so clear. Love her enthusiasm! I am going to enjoy doing this Treasure Chest block party. Thanks for the give-a-way.

Yvonne said...

I love the way she explains everything.

judys said...

Already downloaded the pineapple block, I'm glad I didn't start it yet because these materials (batiks) are gorgeous! Aren't they just perfect in all those blocks???

lamccarthy314 said...

Eleanor always has a simple foolproof way to complete blocks.

Brenda said...

My first quilt was from Eleanor's Log Cabin in a Day. It was for my son (4 at the time) and his new space themed big boy room. With the spare blocks his Teddy Bear Theodore also got a matching quilt! Thank you Eleanor for making it so fun and easy! Aaron and Theodore thank you as well. :)

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Love how Eleanor makes things easy and understandable. Just finished a Quick Quarter quilt and had so much fun am now trying her Quick Trip Around the World

Heidi

Michelle said...

Wow, I am loving giveaway week!! Thanks for another chance to win :-)

Diana said...

I learned to quilt with the help of the quilt in a day series. They make it hard to go wrong.

Domestic Moose said...

She has such a great attitude and wonderful designs. Also, what a generous give-away. Thanks.

Kathryn said...

What's not to like about Ms. Burns. Shes from western PA, like me, she has such enthusiasm, her directions are so clear, her flying geese directions and tools have perfect results, and she seems like a person we'd all like to have as a friend. Kathie L in Allentown

Dawn said...

My 17 yr. old daughter and I started watching Quilt in a Day when she was 3. She used to giggle every time Eleanor threw her scraps over her shoulder. :) I know record QIAD on RFDtv and own many books and patterns. This is an awesome giveaway and I LOVE the chance to win! Good Luck everyone!

DreamQuilter said...

I am also one of those who didn't know about Eleanore until the last few months. I have watched several of her tutorials and they have been very helpful. I have most of them saved as my favorites so I can find them quickly if I need some help or want to try one of her patterns. Thanks for the giveaway I'm sure whoever wins it will be really excited..

Betty said...

I love Eleanor's strip piecing techniques and her bubbly personality!

Pauline said...

Eleanor came a few years ago and did a presentation of Victory Quilts the evening before our outdoor quilt show. She and her crew were so much fun! She was also our featured quilter at our show the next day. She is such a gracious, down to earth person. I really enjoy her!

Geninut said...

I took my first class from Eleanore many, many years ago. She brought her "book" Log Cabin Quilt fresh from the ditto machine. Stapled together. Not long after that she actually started using a comb binding and I'm lucky enough to have one of those originals. The thing I like about El, is she is the same sweet, down to earth person today as she was way back then. She is the queen of quilting yet she has never let her success change her personality. Love her!!!

Vicki said...

Love Eleanor's stuff, she can explain things in nice simple terms and it always works which is wonderful. The batik fabric giveaway is amazing, thanks for hosting.

Angela said...

Eleanor is fun and funny, carefree, clear in her teaching and finds (and shares!) a way to make things easier. She loves what she does and it really shows! :)

Dawn said...

My favorite thing about Eleanor Burns is how she throws her scraps over her shoulder! but I also love that I have picked up several great piecing tips. Thanks!

teachpany said...

How lucky you are that you have actually met the Queen of Quilting!! I've met her sister, Pat, a few times. They are so down-to-earth, and love helping people LOVE quilting! Their patterns and videos are fun, easy, well explained, and you can create so many things from their istructions. I LIKE Eleanor and QIAD on Facebook, and am making this quilt from my stash. It would be so much more fun to make it with this kit, so please pick me! Thanks so much for the chance.

Unknown said...

Just love Eleanor Burns. Her show is so much fun to watch and to learn.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love listening/watching Eleanor Burns talk and teach. She has a very carefree way of quilting.

susan said...

Why do I love Eleanor Burns, let me count the ways... She has inspired Millions to learn to quilt by providing us with clear instructions in her beautifully photographed books, her fabulous fabric lines make us all look good when we select fabrics for our quilt patterns, her entertaining tv shows and dvds make me smile and want to go right to my sewing room to quilt, her QIAD shop make buying everything we need hastle free. In a nut shell she is the best and I am so glad she will soon be in the Quilter's Hall of Fame. Thanks Eleanor your fan in Niagara Falls
susan brennand

Cheryl said...

One of the first quilt books I bought was from Eleanor Burns and I think I made every quilt in it, I have been hooked ever since. I love the simple quick methods she teaches! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kiley said...

I love that her instructions are so simple. the first quilt I made was a king size log cabin using her book!!

Monika said...

Eleanor Burns is one of the reasons I quilt, she made it look so easy - and she was right - it is!

Marija said...

Eleanor's instructions are clear, well thought through and easy to follow - so important!! I teach beginners quilting and LOVE when my students can go and follow good instructions after learning the basics - Eleanor's are among the favorites!

Rho. said...

We visited Eleanor's shop in Paducah this last spring and had a wonderful time. We loved it!

Pam Gray said...

I am so inspired by Eleanor Burns. I have read part of her story and she did what she had to do to take care of herself and her children. In the process, she has taught countless folks the joy and art of quilting. She truly makes it a fun process!

Threader said...

I really enjoy watching Eleanor's shows and this fabric looks yummy! I have my fingers crossed that I might get lucky. Thanks for this opportunity.

Brakmack said...

I really like Eleanore Burns' website for Quilt in a Day. When I first started quilting I bought fabric and notions from them. Very reliable and easy to use online. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ella said...

I love her patterns and her sense of humor! Gah. Lusting after those batiks!

cheriquilter said...

I love watching Eleanore Burns. She has made my life much easier with all of her tips. I have even purchased some of her books and rulers. I would love to win this giveaway.

DarlaJZ said...

Eleanor is an excellent and entertaining teacher. I love her streamlined patterns.

Andrea said...

Wow what a giveaway. I love her books. I like looking through them for inspiration when I'm feeling in a quilting rut.

Kelly said...

Awesome, Awesome & More Awesome, What else is there!!!!!

Barb said...

I am amazed at all of your comments....I like Eleanor Burns because she is down to earth, no pretense, she is fun and energetic and has oodles of creativity. When she enters a room, there is this high energy and you know you will not be disappointed.

Chris said...

I love the "Quilt in a Day" quilt! I have several of Eleanor Burns' books but like one in particular and keep it out, "Still Stripping After Twenty-five Years." Gets a lot of comments!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm afraid I'm another one who didn't know her name but after reading all the comments about her I'm off to find out more! Love the look of the quilt (and I LOVE batiks!) - thanks for the giveaway!

VickiT said...

OMG Julie! I am SO jealous you live so close to that store. Eleanor is just awesome. I have loved watching her show as long as I can remember, even way before I even thought of learning to quilt. She's just so fun to watch and seems to be SO down to Earth 'real' and someone I'd love to have as a neighbor if you follow my thinking. And not because of her quilting but because she just seems like she would be the nicest person to be lucky enough to live next door to with the old fashioned traditions back when neighbors actually talked to each other ya know.

With her quilting I love that she makes it look SO easy and the 'so what' if you make a mistake attitude she has. LOVE THAT! It's something I really need to learn because I find myself afraid to start a new project until I have every possible thing learned about it so I won't make that one mistake we all tend to do. I need to let go of that perfectionist thinking I seem to have so often and just relax and have fun like Eleanor seems to have. THAT is why I love her so much.

I cannot wait to hear more about you being lucky enough to teach there. How awesome for you Julie! Congratulations.

Stacey said...

to be honest, I have not heard of either one, but time to do some research :O} love that pattern, and the fabric is real pretty also, thanks julie!!

MIZRIBBIT said...

Attended a class by her sister - got lots of helpful tips and suggestions!!

Beverly said...

What a grand giveaway! I've always loved the concept of Quilt in a Day. It draws me in. Who wouldn't want to make a quilt in a day? It's so good to have you back in the swing of things!

Pink is an attitude said...

Love love all things Eleanor and QIAD. This quilt is beautiful and I can't wait to win this fabric so I can get started on it.

Jane said...

I admire her for having created such a quilting empire and her never-ending cheerfulness!

ntaylor said...

Eleanor Burns is so much fun and her patterns are easy to understand! She doesn't take herself or quilting super serious either and that what I love about her!

Steph :) said...

WOW!!!! What a great give-a-way! My favorite thing about quilt in a day and Elenor Burns is how easy she makes things. For example... I have always hated making flying geese until I tried Elenor's method. Now I think they are a blast to make! And I get to impress everyone with my mad piecing skills. :)

BJ said...

Eleanor got me started quilting. I bought her Dresden plate book and made my 1st project - a queen size one! i love her sense of humor and her flipping the scraps over her shoulder. After 20 years i still enjoy finding Eleanor on videos whweever possible. Would love to have more fabric- these giveaways look awesome! Thanks.

Linda Long said...

I liked Eleanor Burns' books because the instructions are very detailed with accompanying illustrations, which are extremely helpful when I am learning a new quilting technique.

patty said...

I love Eleanor Burns Quilt In A Day patterns and books because they are so easy to follow, making traditional patterns so easy, also the range of sizes a pattern can be used for is great. So many patterns are for small quilts and I like to make queen or king quilts most of the time.

Laurie said...

I absolutely love QIAD. I have so many of Eleanors Books and have made many Log Cabin quilts and even a King Sized Log Cabin star (It's on my facebook page). I have also made 1/2 a dozen Irish Chain quilts too. They make wonderful gifts! I would love to win the beautiful fabric and appreciate the opportunity!!

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charly said...

I'm so happy to have found Quilt In a Day! Just started quilting, and I can't get enough! Thank you for sharing!

TaClark said...

Eleanore Burns is my hero. Watching her show made me feel free to toss the scraps and that quilting can be fun and quick. I would of course to win the give-away, but it won't change my feelings. I rally like the look of this quilt and will probably make it regardless.

Sharon said...

What's not to love?! She is cheerful, an excellent instructor, a great quilter! I loved watching her on our PBS station when they ran her shows. You are blessed to live so close to the shop and to teach a class there!!! I can't wait to hear all about it when you do!!!
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!

Dresden Quilter said...

was thrilled when I got to see her in Lancaster! What I like about her is something she said her Irish Chain book. She talked about measuring your nine inch blocks and if they were a bit bigger or smaller you could adjust the size of the other blocks. This tip changed how I look at quilting patterns and I find it very easy now to adjust patterns depending on the size I want them to be. I like watching her shows too. I always learn a good tip from them as well.

Anna F said...

Kinda new to quilting (only been trying my hand at it for under two years) so I'm not familiar with Eleanor or Quilt In A Day. Thank you for introducing me to her. What a wealth of ideas, tools, and inspiration.

Kristy said...

I like Quilt in a day's instructions and how she tries to maximize your time. I made a delectable mountains quilt from her book. It hangs in my room because I liked how well it turned out. The give aways this week have been amazing. Thanks so much.

Phyllis in Texas said...

I would love to try and make a Treasure Chest quilt with the Fabric.

Sheri said...

I love it that they have so much stuff!! Never a dull moment and always something to learn and do!

Joan and Kevin said...

She makes quilting fun!

Allison C said...

I really like Eleanor's Day and Night quilt pattern! So cool!

Pam said...

What a generous, fabulous giveaway! Eleanor Burns was the impetus for my quilting club. First quilt was one of hers! I love her for that alone.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love how she just takes that fabric and throws it over her shoulder. By the looks of my sewing room, I about have that technique down.

Georgene said...

I Love Eleanor she is so enthusiastic about her sewing and her patterns yet so nonchalant when she throws a scrap over her shoulder. Her sister Patricia is so sweet and funny when she comes to our Quilt Guild every year showing us how the newest pattern goes together.
Georgene

swooze said...

I love her personality and spirit. Her books and patterns are great for beginners. I was able to make my first quilt using one of her books and no other assistance!!

Ingrid said...

I love Eleanor because she's one of the girls. Her desire to share quilting comes through her patterns. She truly wants you to succeed

supersara20 said...

I just love the whole thing! I'm just starting to appreciate batiks, I've never really been into them but I'm coming around. I'd love to have a whole quilt with batiks!

Jill@northstarquilting said...

I made a quilt using their "Tennessee Waltz" pattern. I loved the fact that it looked so complicated but it was actually quite easy. Perfect for a wedding quilt.

Quilt Monkey said...

I love watching Eleanor's PBS shows. They keep repeating them and I think I've seen them 10 times each, but I still get inspired every time I see them!

SewCalGal said...

Glad to hear you'll soon be teaching at Quilt in a Day.

Eleanor is an Angel on Earth, with a wonderful soul. She has truly done so much to make our world of quilting so wonderful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Brensrn said...

Eleanor has an amazing ability to make quilting "DOABLE" for those of us just starting out.

Dana Gaffney said...

I like the way Eleanor seems so approachable since she is royalty. That wonderful smile with her feather boas. I'm jealous that you have the store so close, I shop at the on line store a lot.

Lcenlow said...

I am totally new to the site and eleanor. I am very excited about the whole site, bom, and eleanors teachings!

Joanna said...

You're right when you say Eleanor Burns is royalty, but she has also earned my respect. I love her books and order from QIAD often. I've already made my pineapple block but can always make another if I win-no, when I win:)

TheStylishHome said...

My introduction to quilting was "Quilt In A Day Log Cabin". She's always been special to me because of that! LOVE that kit!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy Eleanore Burns' generous spirit... what an amazing giveaway! Thanks for a chance.

Lynn said...

My very first quilt was a quilt in a day ....and I've loved quilting since I made it! Great way to start quilting.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wunderful quilt, great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win ☺
I like Eleanore Burns because sie shows how to sew quilt in the traditionell patterns, so that everyone understands.
Wunderful women!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What a wonderful giveaway Julie! And how cool that you will get to teach at her shop!! Eleanor has been such an inspiration~ her directions for blocks are so easy to follow, she makes even hard blocks turn out well. I have a few of her books and have made a few of her patterns. Thanks for the chance!

quilting granny said...

What a wonderful giveaway and how wonderful for who ever wins. I have loved Eleanor Burns from the first time I saw her on TV. She makes quilting so easy with her instructions. What a joy, and to watch her throw those scraps just cracks me up. Good Luck everyone and thanks for the chance to win.

dsp said...

Love Elanor because she is who she is. Quilt in a day patterns and products make Great results possible even for beginners.

Sandie said...

What I love is that Eleanor has made quilting so much less intimidating to so many peoe who might otherwise never have attempted to do it. She us a wonderful "Ambassador" for the quilting community. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Janelle said...

I love that the Quilt in a Day patterns really figure the easiest, best way to do something and that they often give amounts for multiple sizes. You really feel like you get what you pay for!

M-R said...

Great giveaway! Thanks! I love Eleanor Burns's sense of fun. Just throw those scraps any which way!

Cheryl said...

I own her 6 1/2 inch triangle square up ruler and LOVE it!

MoeWest said...

Eleanor Burns is a fun, energetic lady and a wonderful teacher. Thanks for the FB link. I can't believe I didn't have that one. This is a fabulous giveaway!

theneon said...

But of course, I love Eleanor Burns --- and I am happy to have found your place too!!!

anne said...

Eleanore made quilting fun rather than a daunting project too complex to finish. Love her patterns and her enthusiasm is infectious.

Thanks! What a lovely bundle - sure to be treasured by it's winner. Have a great day!

Deb said...

I like Quilt in a Day! To start with - it's my closest LQS. They always have what I want.

Best, though, is this: My DD9 made her first quilt from a QiaD pattern, entered it into the San Diego Quilt Show this year. Eleanor Burns was the featured artist this year, and she pointed out at every lecture she gave that my daughter's quilt was hanging right behind one of hers. When we sat for the lecture, she invited my daughter up front, rearranged the quilts and drapes, and showed everyone the quilt. My daughter came home from that show and started planning her next quilt, and now wants to be Eleanor Burns when she grows up!

Tracey said...

Eleanor is a bundle of energy! I love that when I visit friends in San Marcos I can pop into her shop.

kfr14819 said...

WOW, if I lived down the street from Eleanor, I'd be in big trouble! I love her style, and the thought it took to come up with some of her methods to make things "easier". Would absolutely LOVE to win. Thank you for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would so love to win those fabrics. The best thing I like about Eleanor Burns is that she not only makes things look easy, they really are easy. I am hoping some day to take a class with her

judithannie said...

I love Eleanor's simple instructions and great projects.

Alicia said...

I love her great instructions! Also I love that she has such a wide variety of patterns!

I quilt for fun said...

Great giveaway. I have always appreciated her positive approach and encouragement. Jan

Starr said...

I love her smile!

kstarrpower at gmail dot come

marie said...

Eleanor smiles! You can decide to be happy, and she did. Her happiness is contagious.

Granny Stitch said...

My first formal quilt class was Eleanor's Trip Around the World Quilt and I was hooked. (Its a cool dreary fall day and I'm snuggled under it right now.) I record her Quilt in a Day programs and the things I have learned from them are invaluable. She makes a once difficult pattern turn into an easy to complete block and I thank her for that everytime I use one of her methods of cutting and sewing. The Treasure Chest Quilt and it's fabrics are fantastic. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

My very first quilting project was an Eleanor Burns tree skirt. I love how she tosses the tiny scraps over her shoulder! Quite the personality.
Thanks for the great giveaway. Hope you're getting settled in:)

Sarah F. said...

Eleanor has a great smile! She seems so down-to-earth too.

shivrs2000 said...

I love Eleanor Burns because she really is an interesting speaker. I have seen and heard her at quilt shows expecially the San Diego Quilt Show. I sure hope that I win this kit as I don't usually work with batiks and would love to make something different than I normally do.

Rachel said...

I love Eleanor Burns' clear directions in her books or on her TV show. Her patterns make a lot of sense, save time, and are thrifty with the fabric use-- all good traits.

Veronica said...

What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity

Heather A said...

What an incredibly generous giveaway! Gorgeous fabrics.

What I most appreciate about Eleanor is her dedication to getting beginners started with quilting and to developing and sharing techniques to give them good reason to continue and to become increasingly skilled. As a beginner, her philosophy is so helpful and encouraging to me.

Anonymous said...

If Eleanor says I can do something.. I know I can!

Crzyquilter said...

I love easy instructions and beautiful blocks. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabric--this is very cool!

tpott said...

The "Quilt in a Day" show taught so many things, it was like she was speaking to you every week. Eleanor made every step easy to learn and she was so cheery. My first quilt was the "Double Irish Chain", from "Quilt in a Day". Thanks again for another wonderful giveaway, this week. ;-> Toni Anne

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

I love the idea that you can do a quilt in a day and love the fact that there are books to help you do it;-)
I also have just recently discovered batiks - I have a new love ;-)

Donna said...

Just love Eleanore's "can-do" attitude and her patterns with clear, concise directions supported with oodles of pics. I just love batiks and would love to win this kit.

lefuntz said...

Eleanor is such a sweet person and an inspiration to all quilters. My first quilt was from her log cabin pattern--though it took me more than a day! She makes it easy

Ladybug said...

I've enjoyed visiting her store in Puduca KY.

Anonymous said...

LOVE HER SIMPLE FORWARD INSTRUCTIONS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
HAPPY QUILTING!

akolve said...

I love Eleanor Burns and love quilt in a day. I have many books of hers and have finished the summer porch pattern this week.

chefpa said...

Oh yeah, I'd love to win...beautiful fabric!

true2beeme said...

What's not to love????

Lynda said...

Eleanor Burns is a quilt icon. She has probably taught more people to quilt that many of us combined. She is an inspiration and I'm so happy that you are going to teach at her shop.

Denise in PA said...

Well, first of all Eleanor's a hoot, her sister is lovely and her flying geese rulers R.O.C.K.!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

The Army of Four said...

Wow, what a generous give-away! What I like about Eleanore Burns is that her instructions are simple to understand, straightforward, and complete! She makes everything sound so "do-able"!
Thanks for the opportunity!
KZK

JCnNC said...

The pioneer of my quilting life and interest. I own her first book and still love it. What a wonderful giveaway and thank you for such a great opportunity. Judy C

Lee Ann said...

I'm not going to lie, I've heard of Eleanor Burns; but, not Quilt in a Day. Apparently, I'm sadly behind the times! Anyway, I have to say that I like the fact they're giving free block patterns. :-)

Amy said...

Love the free pattern - thanks! Hope I win.

Amy
quiltzy at pandahenry dot com

Helen Bazinet said...

When I had my little quilt shop I taught a couple of Elenores quilts to a small group of ladies.

Beach Angel said...

Oh my gosh, those fabrics are gorgeous. I love Eleanor's clear cut, easy to follow instructions.

Sue said...

Eleanor is so entertaining and she has brought quilting to so many people!

Henria O. said...

I love Eleanor's fabulous smile and her enthusiam for quilting!

rvquilter said...

she makes her quilts/blocks so
easy to understand and still seem
complicated to look at when finished. What a great humorous, creative lady!

goecker said...

My Goodness - That is a great BIG giveaway from Eleanor Burns....always like to go to her establishment in Paducah every year too.

Judy said...

Her humor at every quilt she tackles! Love it!

Karen P said...

I learned to quilt alongside Eleanor Burns' books; can't believe it's been 20 years as I was just in my 20's starting out; where does the time go...

franberry said...

Wow, what a giveaway! My first ever quilt was the Quilt-In-A-Day Flying Geese pattern. So easy to make perfect geese with the template. I was amazed at how nicely it turned out (and have been hooked on quilting ever since).

Patty K said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I would love to be able to make one of my own and one to share with all that lovely fabric you're giving away.

Kim said...

the very first quilt i made was a quilt in a day log cabin quilt, and that was before rotary cutters.......we have come a long way since then.....Thank you Eleanor!!!!! you single handedly got me hooked!!
Kim in Sydney

Mommarock said...

You are right.. Eleanor is Royalty!! I also love Quilt in a Day.. my first quilty attempts were from there.

Sharon Pernes said...

The Tossed 9 Patch quilt in a day by Eleanor Burns was the quilt I learned on. So I guess I love how her patterns are great patterns for quilters of all levels.

Quiltjane said...

I like Eleanor's unlimited energy supply. She makes quilting fun.

Francis Paul said...

I like the Christmas Tree 4 inch Stencil for the upcoming christmas period. thanks for the chance to win:-)

justind said...

She's always so happy and cheerful, and she makes the quilting seem sooo easy. Love throwing those scraps over her shoulder!

Maroesja said...

Great giveaway! I adore the batics!
She has some really gorgeous yummie fabrics in store.

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for the giveaway, love Eleanor's passion for quilting!

Unknown said...

I love Eleanor Burns' patterns and books. Her directions are so easy to understand and all the quilts I make using her patterns turn out great.

Bailey said...

I love that she is quirky!

Julie said...

I like that Eleanore Burns instructions are so easy to follow. Wonderful give away. Thanks

RachinCairns said...

Isn't it possible to just love Eleanor?? No.... ok I love that Eleanor has just vigour and personality and that she has taught us all how to make gorgeous quilts!

RachinCairns said...

Isn't it possible to just love Eleanor?? No.... ok I love that Eleanor has just vigour and personality and that she has taught us all how to make gorgeous quilts!

Diane said...

Can you pick me? I love to try something with the batiks.

RobynK said...

We all just enjoy Eleanor's energy and enthusiasm. And she always makes me smile. Nothing can beat that!
New Zealand

Anonymous said...

I like Eleanore's can-do attitude. I attended a quilt in a day class at the Chula Vista Women's Club in 1986. It, and she, was fascinating. I even won the drawing for the baby quilt she had made that day. Plus, her online shop is great.

Diane said...

I love Eleanor's enthusiasm and her great patterns. How exciting for you to be teaching at her shop in January.

Maureen said...

Eleanor taught me to quilt - that's what I love about her. And I am jealous that you live so close to her shop!

Sandy's Blog said...

I'm new at quilting and I love Eleanor Burns!

MimiQuilts said...

Just checked out the Facebook page now. The bright stars pattern looks fun!

Maureen said...

Eleanor's directions are clear with lots of pictures. She has a sense of humor too.

Clarrie said...

Not familiar with Eleanor Burns but have checked out her website & wow what a lot of info on there ... I will definitely be using this as a reference.

Patti said...

Embarrassing to say, I am not familiar with her, although I have heard of quilt in a day!!
From all the comments, I had better look her up! Wonderful batik giveaway and thanks for the opportunity to win.

laura said...

Looks like lots of fun & clear instructions. Can't wait to get started! Good luck in your new teaching gig!

Le said...

Eleanor Burns put the "funny" in quilting and made us want to join in what she was doing. Thanks for making this possible. I would love to win.

Jenn said...

I love watching Eleanor on our local PBS station!

knit2purl1 said...

What an awesome giveaway! Quilt in a Day is such a great idea. There's so much inspiration out there it's nice to know it can be squeezed into a day so you get to the next one!

hiyacinth said...

I love her method for flying geese and her free videos!

sgardner said...

I LOVE Eleanor Burns! First, she's such a funny lady- never a dull moment there! Second, I don't think I have ever saw a video of another quilter with such clear, easy to follow instructions. She makes even beginners look good if they follow all her instructions. I always learn so much with her. Third, I love all her projects!

Glory said...

My Mother gave me one of the Quilt in a Day books years ago. Still have it. Love Ms. Burns!!
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Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love her videos and her personality. Thanks for the chance

RenegadeQuilter said...

I love Eleanor Burns. Its because of her that I started making quilts. I had always made clothes and then I started watching her. The 1st quilt I ever finished was her Lover's Knot in a king size.

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!

Kritta22 said...

We used to play 'sewing lady' and toss our paper scraps over our shoulders! Lol

CitricSugar said...

I love anyone who's passionate about sharing their craft - especially those that teach it!

Sue said...

I have love E Burns since I made a Log Cabin quilt by her method .I would just love to win the fabirc love batiks

Bree said...

I had never heard of Quilt in a Day before, but I love the blocks they're sharing for the Facebook Block Party. What a fun idea!

Janet said...

I've never seen Eleanor up close and personal but I love hearing stories about her from those who have. She sounds like such a caring and fun person.

Dawn said...

This quilt is gorgeous!! I'm new to quilting, so I think a sampler like this would be perfect for tackling new techniques!

Pam said...

Without QIAD I would never have started quilting ...I am so thankful to Eleanor Burns!!

Marsha Clark said...

I love the Quilt In A Day show & she is originally from my neck of the woods in Western P.A.

Cyndylou said...

Eleanor Burns is one of the reasons I quilt today. I hope she will be around for many more years to inspire us all.

Dee said...

Love Eleanor's sense of humor and fun. I have had the opportunity to hear her speak, twice - love her, and her son:)

kcdi said...

Eleanor is my hero! And those fabrics are simply scrumptious!

LynCC said...

I like the Day and Night QiaD book

Laurel said...

I love the block on the third row all the way to the right.

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