Wednesday Giveaway

And the winner is: Louisa Lawson! Thank you to everyone who left a comment. Happy stitching!

This week’s giveaway is a copy of Once Upon A Season. It was first published in 2001 and is now out of print. If you don’t win this book and want to order the downloadable eBook, click here.

This  copy is a print-on-demand version which means that patterns larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ will need to be taped together.


Click here to see the quilts in the book.

Leave a comment below to enter the drawing. I’ll use a random number generator to choose a winner Thursday morning, March 9, 2017. Good luck!


A winner, and another chance to win!

Lisa Boyer is the lucky winner of the box of crumbs. She was chosen by my very favorite random number generator—my mom. Once I explained to mom why she had just picked a number, she was very excited. Mom loves this sort of thing :-). Lisa, if you didn’t get my email, contact me at I need your shipping address.

I have one more item on my desk that needs a home. This is an almost-finished small quilt. I made this quilt to illustrate a point, but it didn’t really do what I needed. I was in a rush and thought that maybe I could make it work but when I got around to quilting it, I had to admit that it just wasn’t going to work in the book. Luckily I had time to make a different quilt. But what to do with this quilt?


I call it Hopscotch. It’s simple and graphic, and about 32″ square. I started quilting it in a variegated rose/red King Tut cotton thread. My intention was to unify the dark and white areas of the quilt. I think with more quilting, it would do that. Or, it could be quilted differently. The lucky winner is free to rip out the quilting I have done in favor of something else.


Unfortunately, I don’t have time to finish this quilt. I do not want to add it to my (small) pile of UFOs. I’m hoping that one of you would love to have it.

Included with the layered, partially quilted quilt is most of a cone of the King Tut quilting thread that I started with, fabric cut for the sleeve, and black and white bias binding, ready to attach. Here’s Belle, keeping watch over the folded quilt (with the back showing), the sleeve, thread, and binding.


As before, leave a comment and mom will choose a number, this time on Wednesday.