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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SherryB said...

I met Eleanor at an AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines, Iowa 2 yrs. ago & took a picture of her with me and my sisters, complete with her fun purple boa! Eleanor's quilts truly are easy to sew, which make them fun to work on. You're so lucky to be able to teach at her shop--WOW!

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

I love the fact that QIAD can be considered as one of my LQS..many times I have made the trip from Rosies to her shop and found many goodies.

Embroidery by Shirley said...

Wow, love these fabrics and love the quilt.

Candy Mak said...

Eleanor makes it seem so simple and fun.

elfqueenof5 said...

I am fairly new to quilting and had never heard of Eleanor or Quilt in a Day. Now I am heading straight to facebook and like the page so I can participate in the Treasure Chest BOM. Thank you! Also, I LOVE batiks!!! hahaha!

Unknown said...

Eleanore is the reason I became a quilter. Her Quilt in a Day show was my daily instruction. She makes quilting easy enough for beginners to follow along.

Roxie

Carole B said...

Besides Elanor's infectious smile, the instructions are always very complete and easy to understand.

Wendz said...

Yay for Quilt in a Day. My very first proper quilt was from Eleanor Burns and she just makes it soo easy peasy. Would love to have this one in our home.

Heidi said...

I just love batiks, so I'm in
Heidi

Pattie said...

Fantastic giveaway. I love Eleanore Burns style of teaching. She is easy to follow. Lucky you to live so close to her shop. Would love to win these beautiful batiks!!

Anonymous said...

I love that Eleanor Burns takes quilt patterns and makes them so easy that beginners are not afraid to give them a try. I'd love to win these batiks--they are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.

Christine said...

I was also not familiar with quilt in a day but the quilt a long and the fabric look beautiful!

barbaraw said...

Eleanor and Quilt in a Day got me started quilting. Beautiful fabric.

Sharon P said...

I love that Elanor has taken traditional quilts and updated them without the quilt loosing their original charm

Annelies said...

Wow....I teach at QIAD too, so welcome !!!! I have been at QIAD for 20 years. My students are more like my family. It is a blessing in my life. I will be SEW happy to meet you.

Auntie Pami said...

My Mom and Dad used to do quilt shows as a business. They were across from Eleanor when she first started/early on. She really is a very nice lady and loads of fun! I even still have some of her first books!

ktjoven said...

She is so cleaver and has such a great disposition.

Elizabeth said...

I've been watching Eleanor since the early 80's - long before I ever started quilting - and I've always loved the enthusiasm and spirit of encouragement.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the super giveaway!

I love to give Eleanor's book Log Cabin Quilt in a Day to new quilters. It makes a large project feel so accessible to people just starting out.

Anonymous said...

I love Eleanor Burn's way of going about explains how to do it! She breaks it down to where even a new quilter can get it. What a great give a way!

Michelle said...

I enjoy anything that Eleanor Burns does shes so much fun! I watch her weekly on PBS.

bhafer said...

I love that she makes you feel you can take in any project. Great energy and instrustions! Love batiks!

5th Daughter said...

Eleanore Burns is definately quilting ROYALTY! I took a class in 1986 to learn her Lonestar quilt, and have not looked back since! In 1987 I started teaching her designs in my shop, and to this day still "stack and whack"! She is truly a pioneer in the quilting industry.

Nancy said...

I love her easy-to-follow instructions. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Anne said...

Love batiks and Eleanor Burns patterns too!

Anonymous said...

I love that her patterns are so simple and easy to follow. I am currently doing the day and night quilt for my son.

Melinda said...

Wow! That's a great one! We had Eleanor's sister come speak at our quilting guild and she was great.

Marlena said...

I love how easy she makes everything. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Dianne Y said...

eleanor burns got me started on quilting with her easy log cabin and trip around the world quilt

Betty said...

I love her ENTHUSIASM!!

Hollerbear said...

Found Miss Eleanor one night watching RFD tv and nursing my baby. The math geek in me adores her strip method.

Angie said...

I like how she offers free online educational quilting videos.

Mama Cluck said...

Eleanor Burns.....I have never been star struck but, I am from NC and went to Ca, San Diago to a quilt show and she was there. I tried to tell her I made one of her quilt patterns but nothing came out right. She smiled and nodded at me and my husband thanked her and gently lead me away...I am so irked with myself. El'...I love you and am sorry I couldnt spit it out!

Debb said...

Easy-to-follow instructions, non-complicated and done in a short amount of time... great for a busy working mother... thanks

Lissa said...

I rarely have time to start a new project and get it finished, but the fb monthly block would be low commital on my part, yet in the end have an excellent quilt!

Penny Poo said...

What's NOT to like about Eleanore Burns. She's positive no matter what life throws at her and that's positively encouraging in today busy life. She rocks.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't familiar with Eleanor or Quilt in a Day before this, but I'm glad I found your post. I love batiks and want to thank you for the chance to win!

fotohok said...

A block at a time seems to be so much more manageable than thinking of making the entire quilt. I love the traditional nature of them in the bright colors too.

Shawna said...

I've only seen Eleanor Burns on tv a few times. I'm new to quilting and I really like her easy-no-need-to-worry kind of manner about her. She makes me feel like no problem is too big so just go for it. Thanks for the giveaway.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy Sue said...

I love the story of the scraps over the shoulder. What a trail blazer who stays true to herself! If she wore roller skates, she'd have the kind that have sparks flying out the heel :)

wanderingneedle said...

Eleanor Burns presents her quilt designs in a way that makes you believe you can do anything!

Jodi said...

I remember watching Eleanor Burns many years ago when I was just getting started at quilting. When she first threw that piece of fabric over her shoulder, she had me. haha. I love her sense of humor, her easy going attitude and the way she breaks down the patterns to make them easier. I have Liked her on FB. I'm anxious to follow along with Treasure Chest.

Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

What a treat to live so close to "Quilt in a Day" & Eleanor Burns! She has given so much to the quilting world through the years--I love how she simplifies it. I've been working on a Double Pinwheel quilt and love how it's coming together. Congrats on your move to the west coast!
Also love those beautiful batiks!

Rhonda D. said...

Eleanor's directions are so clear, and she makes things easy to construct. By following her, I was able to start making quilts.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!

Catskill Quilter said...

I like Eleanor's easy to understand instructions!

CC said...

I've been watching Quilt In A Day every Wednesday (reruns of the show but ones I've never seen) and enjoy them, her stories, and always want to immediately start sewing. I'd love to meet her, hear her speak, and learn even more from her. I'd also love to win!

Anonymous said...

I love how much fun Eleanor has in her videos. When I hear her name I picture her smiling her cheeky smile as she tosses fabric over her shoulder!

Kd said...

Julie, what a great week at Jaybird Quilts. I like Eleanor Burns/Quilt in a Day because she teaches so that everyone can sew her quilts. Simple is the word. Kd - www.KdQuilts.com

Quilter in the Gap said...

I like how Eleanore makes even the more complex things seem simple with her clear instructions. Oh and her enthusiasm is unmatchable. Thanks for sharing.

pah said...

Love the bright colored batiks. The quilt would be beautiful in my home near the beach!

Sandra said...

Love the easy instructions and the quick finishes that can be accomplished using Eleanor's patterns.

SewingKaren22 said...

I just went over to the Quilt in a Day website...what great tutorials! I watched her video on using the triangle in a square ruler. She is clear with her explanation and has such a kind presence on camera. I'll definitely be going back to watch some more! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I lover her carefree love of quilting. You just know she's having a great time when she's quilting.

Deb S.

Anonymous said...

Eleanor Burns is a gifted quilt teacher. She has made quilting available to all skill levels. As a beginner quilter she makes me look like a professional.

Kathy said...

Gee, who hasn't made a great Eleonor Burns quilt? Is she still throwing scraps over her shoulder?

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

I LOVE Eleanor's simplistic approach to quilting... when I was a newbie, it gave me hope that I could turn out some beautiful quilts, because Eleanor made it look so very easy!

And her square up rulers rock! No more hassle trimming HSTs for me !

Julie Kaye from KS said...

What a great opportunity. Eleanor Burns has been such a great inspiration to me and so many other quilters. She has always made her patterns seem so achievable.

Lisa said...

Wow! That's an insane giveaway! I have her "Still Stripping..." book and never thought to view her website. She has lots of free patterns on there! Wish I would have seen her site earlier. I'm looking forward to receiving this kit in the mail :)

Mary said...

Those colors are absolutely fabulous!

Mary
iammaryburke @ gmail.com

Pam said...

What a fabulous opportunity--so many posts to compete with! I LOVE Eleanors batiks; in looking at the "quilt in a day" section on FB even though I have never fashioned a formal quilt (I've done many scrappy art quilts and crazy quilts with "made" fabrics), I would have to try the autumn leaves table runner--it's gorgeous!

Dollwood Farms said...

I love Elenors creativity and explanations! Thanks for the chance!

Colleen said...

How great! I love Elanor's positive friendly attitude!

Deb said...

Her instructions are so easy to follow and she was one of the first to have strip piecing. Have made several of her quilts over the years.

Mary W. said...

I love that Eleanor Burns has introduced so many people to the fun of quilting!

Diane said...

I would love to win - possibly a quilt with the Lazy Angle ruler.

CherrySprinkle said...

I love how clear her instructions are. I went to her facebook page, I'm a little embarrassed to say I had never been there before and the quilts she's made are just gorgeous! I particularly love the fall leaves one. Thank you for the chance to win that gorgeous bundle!

Kelly said...

Wow, what a great give away. Beautiful colors. I love that Eleanore Burns keeps her patterns simple, yet elegant!

Angi said...

I love that her patterns are great for even the least experienced quilter! They always come out beautiful!

harleywife57 said...

wow ! what a great giveaway !!
I have only used 1 of Elanor's pattern's . I like that they are very easy to follow ; no confusion !

flounder said...

Eleanor was my Moms' inspiration to quilt again. She loved the show. Now that Mom is not with us, I watch Eleanor on the web. I have 6 charm packs and some yardage of Eleanors' Perinnials that I haven't figured out what pattern to use them in.

Ivona said...

I love Eleanor Burns, enjoy watching her videos - easy instructions and a lot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway. Greetings from Slovakia :-)

Jeanne said...

I have always said my mother forced me to learn to sew and quilt but that is wrong. I thought of this about a week ago, I never miss an Eleanore show and she is the one who inspired me to quilt. She is so clear with everything she says.

Waahhchooo said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I love how Eleanor makes things simple.

cinnascents said...

Love Eleanor Burns. I have several of her books and I have watched alot of her videos.

Janice said...

I love Eleanor's sense of humor & how she built her business to take care of herself & 2 boys using the passion of her life...quilting!

Robin said...

What great fabric!

Love ya, Chicken said...

She has always had very clear instructions. One of the first quilting books I purchased was from Ms. Burns!

Kim Q said...

She seems to have clear, easy to understand instructions, doesn't get any better than that! I wish I could see her show, but I did see her in Lancaster last spring. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the bright colors!

Rachel D @ Just Sew Y'all Know said...

I love how Eleanor wants to share her talent with us! She's an icon!

modernmanson said...

THIS is an awesome giveaway. I love how simple Eleanore's instructions are. She gives you the "I can do that," confidence booster.

Jane St. Pierre said...

Batiks are my very favorite EVER fabric! Pick me!
I love that the shop is so close for freeway access and there is such variety there.

Anonymous said...

I've only ever heard good things about Eleanor Burns...that she has amazing patterns.

What a nice giveaway to win!

pipp5 said...

I love her books and patterns!

Linda said...

Eleanor makes quilting look doable, especially to beginners. She is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win those beautiful batiks.

mariaerba said...

i like
ciao Maria

JanetK said...

what a great giveaway! All the Quilt in a Day patterns are so accessable to self-taught quilters!

quiltnmaryf said...

Eleanor burns has made quilting accessible to so many people over the years. I have been quilting since her first books came out.

Becky said...

yeah!!!!!!Eleanor is a HOOT!!! love her... makes everything easy to understand and fun to do :)... YEAH!!!!

Lena said...

I love she's always smiling! It makes things easier :-) Thanks for the chance - these are gorgeous!

Maureen said...

I love her quirky manner and her passion for quilting!

Lisa C said...

I am new to quilting and I'm quickly becoming addicted to patterns and fabrics. I love, love batiks, which is a good thing because I just finished hand-quilting my first one made of blues/purples/greens. Thanks for the chance to win!

pickle said...

Batiks are my favourite and such yummy colours! Thankyou

Quilting Corner said...

This is a fantastic giveaway. Mazel Tov on going to teach at Eleanor Burns quilt shop. I'm so happy for you.
Etty

Unknown said...

I love Eleanor's non-nonchalant way. She makes everything look so easy. I am not afraid to try if I see her do it. She gives me confidence.

jackie said...

I always feel like I'm channeling Eleanor Burns when I throw fabric off onto the floor when I'm cutting. Its such a freeing feeling.

Delores said...

That's one of the biggest giveaways I've ever seen!
Eleanor Burns is the best - like everything about her!!
Love to win......

suzieq said...

I love Eleanor Burns patterns because the instructions are so clearly written and easy to follow pictures, especially for a newer quilter such as I. The fabrics are beautiful!

Betweens said...

I am not able to get facebook but love her books, patterns and her shows. I found one of her books in a quilters garage sale for 2dollars and her siggy was in it. What a treasure! Keeping my fingers crossed to win.
You are very fortunate to be so close to her store..or are you..LOL
i would be shopping till I dropped!

Mel said...

I love that she is so much fun and still going strong!

Heartsdesire said...

I love Eleanor Burns. I have a number of her books and when she endorsed the Quilter's Dream sewing machine, I bought one. Her style says "have fun, don't take yourself too seriously" and I love this about her. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

lamccarthy314 said...

Eleanor is my quilting angel. She sits on my shoulder and guides me with all her tricks.

sharon said...

Love Elanor, she is a great teacher and makes quilting fun! Which is what it should be! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I watch her show nearly every Saturday morning! Love her!

Brooke said...

Such pretty colors!

elively said...

I love Eleanor's patterns and the enthusiasm she shows for life. My first quilt was her pattern Trip Around the World. I'd really really love to win the batiks

Kira said...

I like the simple variety and great use of classic solids.

Carol said...

I liked the show Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. I got a kick out of seeing Eleanor Burns on the show. She's so funny with throwing scraps of fabric on the floor.

Rachel said...

OK, I don't think i entered before, because I remember thinking I would not use this...WELL, I have a newly found obsession with batiks (yes, I found a couple of days ago...LOL). Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

Laura said...

I think Eleanor made many people less afraid to make a quilt!

Jorie said...

I like the videos that are on the website, and the facebook block party is awesome, thanks for sharing that!

Kell said...

I love the clear instructions in her books. I used her Irish Chain book for the first quilt I ever made. I'm currently making a Triple Irish Chain from Quilt in a Day.

Thanks for the giveaway!

sandyandcosmo said...

I really love her sense of humor! Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

Eleanor Burns is the best quilt entertainer!

Nolita said...

She's so goofy (in a really sweet way). Love how she tosses her scraps over her shoulder. Made a Jewel Box quilt from her pattern years ago....

Anonymous said...

I love how easy Eleanor makes things!

Jessica said...

That's great that you are just down the street from Quilt in a Day. :)

Memories By Me said...

I am HUGE fan of Eleanor Burns!!! I have the Quilters Dream Elna machine and have a TON of the Quilt in a day books. I visited her store in San Marcos this summer and LOVE LOVE LOVE her!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Minnie43 said...

I loved that Elenor creates fun and easy designs. Easy to read and follow instructions too! Great give away!

Dahn said...

I have made several Quilt In A Day patterns --should I tell anyone that the one I just finished last week-end that actually took 4 years to complete? Perhaps not!

Cheri C. said...

the ease and simplicity of both!!

TinksDaughter said...

I love Eleanor's ssnse of humor. She reminds me of my mom. Cool Give away!

Unknown said...

I made Eleanor's underground railroad quilt and love it. I picked up one of your patterns in a quilt store in LA this past weekend and really looking forward to making it. Really enjoy reading your blog!

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