Monday, July 28, 2014

Quilt Giveaway -- Enter Here!

Contest is now closed.  Winner announced in post dated 8/7/14.



Want to win this quilt?  It's from my book Imagine Quilts that was released this month and is the pattern featured on the cover called Posy Patrol.


I've said numerous times here that I'm generally not a pattern based quilter.  I usually have an idea for a quilt and then sketch, compute, calculate and scratch my forehead until I figure out how to make the idea in my head translate into a quilt. Both as a quilter and as a blogger the number one question I get asked time and time again is, "Where do you come up with ideas for your quilts?"  Imagine Quilts is my answer to that question and an open invitation to grab some graph paper and discover how your design process works.


I made it with the new fabric line from Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics called Field Day.


Alison describes Field Day as a collection of prints representing the growth of plants in their wild and natural settings.  The designs represent the beautiful and often unruly nature of growth and are perfect for my Posy Patrol pattern which was inspired by the daily walks my mom and I take around our yards each day to see what's blooming.  We affectionately call this walk our daily posy patrol.  The fabric and pattern seem like a match made in heaven if you ask me.


The quilt measures 50"x50" and is made with 100% cotton fabrics and batting.  It is machine washable and dryable and a perfect size to have on your lap.



And the quilting.  Can we just stop and pause and admire the work that Russ Adams of The Back Porch Quilters does for a moment?  Breathtaking.  I never tell him what design I want done on a quilt because in my opinion he is an artist and whatever decision he makes will only enhance, compliment and make my quilt sing in ways I didn't know possible.


So you wanna chance to win this quilt?  It's a two step process to enter.  First, send me an email at dana at oldredbarnco dot com with the name, address and contact info of a local quilt shop that you think should carry my book Imagine Quilts.  Do that in an email to me directly so that that info isn't broadcast here on my blog for the world to see.  Second, once you've done that, leave a comment here telling me where you get inspiration for your quilts.

International entries welcome.  The contest entry time will close on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at midnight US EDST.  A winner will be chosen randomly and announced Thursday, August 7th.

And you should follow both Alison Glass (@alisonglass)  and I (@oldredbarnco) on Instagram because Alison will be giving away a bundle of Field Day fabric and I am giving away signed copies of Imagine Quilts.

Finally, I'd be tickled pink if you'd like to purchase a signed copy of my book.  In all honesty, it'll feel weird and make me all wide-eyed and blubbery.  You can click below if you fancy. It only calculates shipping for US customers but if you're international, let me know and I'll work with you to find the cheapest shipping option possible.  Big wet sloppy kisses.  From my pups.  Not me... cause that would be awkward.



Good luck on winning the quilt!

-dana

DISCLOSURE:  The addresses and contact information that you provide of your local quilt shops will be used by me to send a personalized postcard advertising my book.  I will share those addresses only with Alison Glass and she will use them to personally advertise her products.  This information will only be used for the stated purposes and not shared with any other third party.  If you mistakenly share the contact information in the comment section of my blog instead of sending it directly to me at dana at oldredbarco dot com, I will delete your comment so as to keep the information private.



125 comments:

Anita in Florida said...

Wow, am I the first!!!
Congrats on your new book...looks like a winner. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your quilt! I sent you an email.

Anita in Florida said...

Forgot my inspiration...comes just 'out of the blue', I like to make 'scenes' with raw edge applique, or paper piecing...lots of times I see a quilt on the internet and go from there! I'm slow though and don't always 'finish' a quilt.

Anita in Florida said...

Forgot my inspiration...comes just 'out of the blue', I like to make 'scenes' with raw edge applique, or paper piecing...lots of times I see a quilt on the internet and go from there! I'm slow though and don't always 'finish' a quilt.

Paige said...

Sent you an email, Dana. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. Don't we all? ;)

Nancy Lewis said...

I get inspiration for blogs on the internet. I love seeing the finished product and then try to make one similiar.

Dena said...

My inspiration usually comes from the fabric and how I think it wants to be used. I pin a lot of things on pinterest as well and have a huge quilt board.

Lynn said...

I get my inspiration for instagram lately, also from blogs and pintrest. Too much inspiration, too little time!

Needled Mom said...

I get my inspiration from everywhere - a floor tile, a window, etc.

Ann said...

I am inspired by art and nature around me, no one source. Also by the work of others at our local guild.

Amy said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the rich, blue background. I emailed you a suggested quilt shop in MN that I think should carry your book. I get my quilt inspiration from geometric patterns in nature. I also enjoy using classic quilt patterns in modern designs.

Brenda said...

I sent you an email with a list of a couple of quilt shops in NH that I think should carry your book. I get my inspiration from quilt magazines and blog sites.

Mia's Cottage said...

Congrat's on your book. I get my inspirations from talented people like you!
Donna

Sheila said...

I am totally a quilt copier....I love buying kits made up from fabrics where a sample has already been made! :)

Lauren Deel said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I am most inspired by the fabric. After finding fabric I love, I then hit my quilt books and/or Pinterest to find the perfect pattern.

Teresa Miller said...

Email sent. Love your pattern and the fabrics chosen. Well done! I get most of my inspiration from books/magazines like yours. I rarely follow the pattern or color way exactly.

MelissaS said...

My inspiration comes from the fabric and elements of quilts I see that I bring together. COLOR is the biggest.

Crystal said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I get inspiration from quilters of today and 100 years ago. Sending you an email now!

Cathy said...

Hi there,
I get my inspiration from my fellow quilters in the Stray Threads quilt guild
LOVE this

Amber said...

Hi! I get inspired by Instagram and from just about everything else in my day to day life! From a trip to target to glancing out the window I rarely stop thinking about sewing! Congrats on your book!!!

stuffandwhatnot said...

Hi. I get my inspiration from blogs and Instagram. I love seeing little snippets which give me ideas.

EG said...

Hi there! I'm going to use The Back Porch Quilters one of these days. I pinned them ages ago upon your recommendation.

My inspiration? Well social media has changed everything, hasn't it? I get tons of inspiration from people like you and all our favorite bloggers (you were one of my first quilt bloggers!). Also from the fabric itself.

Lexi and Robert said...

I get inspiration from the quilts my great grandma use to make. They are beautiful just like your quilts Dana! I'd love this quilt for my new little girl when she finally gets home from the hospital!

Beanstalk said...

Inspirations can come from lots of places -- sometimes a collection of fabric suggests the design, sometimes I start with a photograph or painting, and use the colors and shapes as inspiration. I've even drawn on sewer caps and bathroom tile patterns for ideas ; )

Lisa said...

I am inspired by antique quilts and everyday things like architecture, nature, and fabric of course! Lisa

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Mcm said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a quilt. For me, inspiration is all around, but it's also something that is just within me and needs to be creatively released.

anna brown said...

I ge my ideas from just about every thing fabric. my grandson...I love sewing...

Brenda said...

Find my inspiration from pictures of colorful quilts & friends who share my passion.
Buy lots & lots of books or magazines that I can browse through ... it is a need to fuel my creativity.
Love the facebook shares.
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Brenda

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I sent you an email telling you about our newest quilt shop in town, http://www.awinningquiltshop.com/

What inspires me are fellow bloggers like you! You rock girl friend.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

What a refreshing new book!
Makes me want to buy a stack of new fabric and get to sewing.

The inspiration for my quilts come from my front porch swing in the West Tennessee woods. Here, I can almost imagine that the clock has been turned back and time has slowed down.

Looking forward to your new book!

Delinda

Christina said...

Most of my inspiration comes from nature and the works around me --- buildings, people, places. I also get great inspiration from the quilting community, be it color or new techniques. I love your book!!!!

Sew Oklahoma Savvy said...

I am inspired by artists like you who take fabric and make works if art! Your book is inspiring!

Nanaofck said...

Much of my inspiration comes from the blogs and Instagram photos posted online. There are so many talented quilters out there, and the wonderful fabric available today is also a great inspiration.

Regina said...

Sent the email. My inspirations ? I don't know. Sometimes they come from the fabric -sometimes from nature - sometimes from pop culture. Right now i am working on 2 that came from photographs - not recreating the photo but the 'essence' of those photos.

sewfasciknitting said...

There are so many places to get inspirations from! I especially love perusing pinterest and instagram - although, to be honest, sometimes I get so overwhelmed and jealous that I don't get to quilt all day!!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Comara17 said...

Instagram and quilting books are great places for my inspirations. I have made several baby quilts and one full size quilt without a pattern or borrowing an idea.

Katie B said...

I definitely get inspiration from blogs, Instagram, and quilt books!

Ginny said...

I love your quilt, and your blog with it's gorgeous photos, and your soaps and scrubs -- yes I am a fangirl :0 I usually get quilt inspiration from nature or something that has happened to me, my last quilt was about the daily traffic commute lol! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

Jackie said...

I have a Pinterest board with quilt ideas. I love the simple quilts best, classic or more modern. My inspiration for things usually comes from what I see others do and then put my own little take on it so it reflects more of me.

angela said...

Hey Dana, this is a gorgeous quilt and a very generous giveaway! Sadly, I have no local quilt shop, just a big box store where I buy notions, etc. All my fabric is purchased on line!

Anna said...

I emailed!! I get inspired by fabrics usually. They sort of tell me what shape/style they want to be.

Karen Roberts said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win your lovely quilt. I am inspired by other quilters and colours

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I get my inspiration from my daughters. They are both artists who inspire me daily with their passion for expression, especially for handmade work that comes from the heart and home. We truly are a family of dream weavers!
Bettyjane

Toni said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Your book looks awesome! I sent you an email with my LQS info in it. I get inspiration from everything! I love browsing blogs and watching YouTube videos as well.

GNelementaryprincipal said...

I love to look through old quilting magazines to get ideas. I'm pretty new to quilting so I look at YouTube videos too to learn how to do various techniques. Nancy Beck

Jenn said...

Congrats on your book! I get my inspiration from how I imagine my house will look once we get to buy new furniture, lol. Simple and cozy :)

Kris said...

Congratulations on your beautiful book. I'm inspired by YOU!!!

Shannon Wallace said...

Great quilt bloggers like yourself give me much inspiration! I'm not there yet when it comes to the whole designing process. BTW...your quilt is beautiful!

Gini Pettit said...

I get my inspiration from my family! I'm trying to make each person a quilt that fits their personality!

MissM said...

I get my inspiration from magazines, books, art work and sometimes simple things like floor tile or a basket weave. BTW love the quilt it is wonderful!

Mama Said Sew said...

I get inspiration from some of the quilting blogs that I read (like yours!). My color choices are often inspired by nature. We had an incredible sunset a few nights ago and the sky was an amazing shade of aqua!

Jodie said...

Beautiful book and quilts! My quilting inspiration almost always comes from COLOR. I love color and am one of those people who has a very hard time choosing a favorite. Color inspires me more than anything else I can think of.

jodie said...

I have sent you an e-mail with the name and contact information of a great quilt shop!

My sewing and quilting inspiration most definitely comes from the internet...blogs, Flickr etc.

Thanks for the chance to win such a stunning quilt!

Jen said...
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Jen said...

I just sent an emial with my lqs info.
*Oops I forgot to say where I get my inspiration...(I'll delete my previous comment if I can,) Mostly, I love checking our blogs of other quilters and go from there. Other times I just cut and sew and see what I end up with. It's fun:)

Rafael's Mum said...

Lovely quilt Dana! My inspiration comes from fabric. I love seeing different patterns and colour combinations together and then imagine what to make with it.

Belinda said...

Love your quilt, would love to have your book! I find inspiration in lots of things, towels, floors, online you name it. It can show up anywhere.

Gill said...

I love your quilt - AG is one of my favourite designers!!
Most of my inspiration comes from the blogs I read!

leanne said...

thanks for the chance ! I'm usually inspired by fabrics and I love all the inspiration other quilters provide too !

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Janet Schultz said...

I sent my LQS information. I get my inspiration from the many blogs I follow. I also find myself seeing quilts in many everyday items. You start to look at things differently. Patterns jump out at you. Thanks for the chance to win! shopgirl7232 (at)yahoo(dot)com

Robin Gantt said...

Congratulations Dana on your new book. The cover on it is stunning!! I get my inspiration from everywhere. Books like yours, Instagram, pinterest, online blogs but most of all I let the fabric speak to me. I see the beautiful colors and prints and get all warm inside.

Kelly O. said...

I'm crossing my fingers and my toes on this one! I just love Alison Glass' fabrics and of course the genius that is you!!

My original inspiration for quilting was my father's need for a blanket and I still get quite a lot of inspiration from him as grey was his fave colour and I add it in most of my quilts. Mainly blogs and brilliant talents inspire me to take the ideas for their creations and put my own spin on them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb said...

My inspiration comes from nature- I am always looking at colors and the many shades of them around me. Also, I enjoy reading quilt blogs for unusual color mixtures.
Many thanks -Deb

Amy G said...

I love Flipping through books even pictures of quilts make my senses tingle.

jabeybaby said...

I love looking through quilt books for inspiration but I think inspiration for me really comes from everywhere.

Karen P. said...

I get my inspiration from all the fabulous folks I know & follow on flickr, IG & blogs! Its just beauty everywhere you look!

Betsy Smith said...

Love the quilt. I get inspiration from nature and following quilt blogs. So many wonderful quilts online.

Katsmith said...

I get inspiration from fabric; I LOVE going to quilt shops. I’ll just stand there for a few seconds and take it all in, then I start pulling bolts, piling up groups of coordinating fabrics from different designers just to see what works together. I love to touch the fabric, just the feel on good quality cotton makes me want to go home and sew. On the other hand Pinterest is a great FREE way to experience some of the same things without spending a penny.

JanK said...

My inspiration comes typically from nature - gardens, foliage, sunrises, storms, animals... Thanks for the giveaway!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I just sent you an email with a quilt shop. I love your quilt. I get inspired by the focal fabric I pick out first when making a quilt. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway:)

Quilt and Coffee said...

Congratulations, Dana. I am definitely getting your book. Thanks to you, I started quilting and now I have a fabric stash along with my yarn stash. Congrats again.

Karan Ann said...

Every once and a while I get a stroke of inspiration all on my owe, but with the growth of the quilting community online...wow what an explosion of inspiration of talent all over the world.

Quilting has become such a wonderful medium for expression from the traditional to incredible new ways of bringing life to fabric with new and exciting technics...it's just such a fun time to be a quilter! :-)

Barb N said...

My inspiration comes from all the great posts I read online - everyone is so talented, enthusiastic and creative. My ideal!

Pam said...

plosely@yahoo.com
I love your design. The 2 color ways
make it look so different. I get inspiration from things around me.
And other quilters get the imagination going! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Martina said...

Great quilt and book! I find Inspiration on Blogs, nature and Scenes I see on my walks outside.

pigbook1 said...

Classic works of art like Monet, Picasso, answl Adams, etc

selleck said...

I belong to a modern quilt group and find them inspiring.

Kelli said...

Eee!! How exciting for you!! I have no local quilt shop that I would recommend--sad, I know. So happy for you--I find my internet buddies inspire me the most. :)

Allison C said...

Just sent you an email. I get my inspiration from blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, and architecture.

Quilting Momma said...

Love your quilt! People like you inspire me! Wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents! I have sent you an email as well! Thanks!

april taylor said...

Inspiration comes from the fabric or an idea and Pinterest.

Diana Collins said...

I get my quilting inspiration form blogs just like yours along with facebook. Thank you for the giveaway.

Beth said...

Love the book. you already know my LQS has the book.:) I love it and I have to get sewing cause I really have to make the cover quilt.
Congrats.

Carol said...

I get inspiration from others and from patterns in other formats, like tiles, art, graphic design...

Vicki H said...

Sent you an email. Most of my inspiration comes from the blogs I read.

Kelly said...

I sent you an email, so here's my inspirations: everything I see. I photograph clouds, water, outside advertising. And the experiences of life are inspirational as well. And the old faithful, is fabric. Just resorting my small stash can inspire beyond belief!

aus_chick said...

Emailed you! Right now I just follow patterns, so the inspiration comes from the books I read and the fabrics I see.

Becky said...

I've never made a quilt but my inspiration to make one in the future will definitely be the amazing fabric I see in my local fabric shop.

Kath Redfearn said...

I've emailed you Dana. My main source of inspiration right now is the talented men and women I discover on Instagram every day. I am learning so much in terms of colour, design and technique from these amazing people that I am constantly inspired to try new things- and add to my "to do" list!

Sorcha girl said...

Love the deep blue background against those bright colors in the flowers!! I also have a "posy patrol" but it occurs in the evening after dinner. Color combinations can certainly be found in flowers. Thanks for a chance to win your book.

Afton Warrick said...

My inspiration comes from all over: art, nature, architecture, other quilts, fabric...

Kim Johnson said...

I sent you the info on the shop I think should carry your great book. Lately, i have been getting a lot of inspiration from blogs, and Instagram.

barb said...

i get my inspiration from everywhere! it can be from floor tiles, nature, or when i see beautiful work other people make. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Aunt TC said...

I get my inspiration from everything I see. Nature, quilts made by others, books, and sometimes even something I hear - a word or phrase. Thanks for asking.

Sarah Klippel said...

I get my inspiration from life, nature, the fabric, and of course, Instagram and the rest of the amazing crafter community! :)

Tracy said...

I sent you several addresses!

I get my quilt inspiration from books, blogs, and instagram mostly, but once in a while I dream something up on my own.

Anne said...

Love the dark blue version. Glad to find and now follow your blog.

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soggybottomflats said...

Hi Dana, I carry your book in my shop and I am very happy to do so. Your latest quilt is awesome and while I cannot enter your contest, I just wanted you to know it's awesome and super and I love it! You've always been an inspiration for me to go a bit further. Thanks Dana, just wanted you to know, Elaine Christian
echristian851@gmail.com

Erin McSweeney said...

I get my inspiration from all the great blogs I subscribe to...

erin2470@hotmail.com

Lisa S. said...

I get my inspiration from social media, nature, buildings, basically the world around me. I apply it to whatever I feel the quilt might be used for or for whom I might be giving it to. I have always loved Alison's fabric. Her aesthetic reminds me of sketches I used to do in college. I have sent you an email as well. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

Lisa S.

Tricia said...

I can't tell of my comment posted, so feel free to delete this one.

I get inspiration from fellow quilters, and pictures I see on Instagram! There's a lady in my town who is incredibly talented, and I'd like to be like her when I'm older!

Swing Station Studio said...

I get my quilt inspiration from my home state of New Mexico! All those bold shapes and graphic patterns get me antsy to create!

Margaret said...

I'm inspired by many things, but my children are one of them. I'm currently working on an applique shark quilt to satisfy my 4 year old son. I got the idea from a picture on Pinterest - where I get lots of ideas for other things, too! :)

Kathy Davis said...

I get inspiration for my quilts from vintage quilts themselves. I love to duplicate an old quilt with a new twist. Fabric itself also inspires me. Wish we had a quilt shop here. (All we have is Wal-Mart) :( I drive quite a distance to a quilt shop, or order on line.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Karena Lindell said...

Hi there! I emailed you from karenalindell at yahoo dot com about my fave local quilt shop! :) I get my inspiration from quilting books, pinterest, and mostly from the fabrics themselves! :)

The Hojnackes said...

I get inspiration for quilts on pinterest and instagram.

Kar said...

I find my inspiration when looking at color combinations and seeing all the creative things from fabulous quilts like yourself! Just like your whale quilt. Lots of ideas going around now. Too much of a suck up? It just had to be done. :)

Tamie said...

Most of my inspiration for quilts comes from bloggers like you! Thank you.

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Gorgeous quilt! I'd love to see it in my home!

I emailed you about my LQS. I mainly get my inspiration from Pinterest and the various quilting blogs that I follow. There are so many talented quilters out there - it is great to see what everyone else is doing!

Best of luck with your book!

soggybottomflats said...

I get my inspiration to quilt from many places, like tile in a bathroom, the colors in a Texas sky at sunset, the look on my grand daughters face when I make her a quilt. The tutorials on your blog have been the best I have tried. You really know what you're doing, have done your homework and share your passion to so many people. I hope I win this awesome quilt...It would inspire me to be nicer, ha, ha, ha!

PK Sews said...

What gorgeous quilts! It's amazing how they look in different colorways. I get my inspiration for quilts from blogs, and, of course, from the dear people that I make the quilts for. Thanks for this incredibly generous giveaway. I emailed you the info for my local quilt shop.

Diane Beavers said...

Sunsets and earth give me sew much inspiration. I love bright colors too and Allison Glass has exactly what speaks to me in her fabrics.

Jeanette said...

I love seeing the quilts from different blogs and Pinterest pins, but I usually let the fabric inspire me. It always ends up telling you what it wants to be, it seems. :)

Mandy @msbookleaf said...

I sent you an email!
I get inspiration from quilters' blogs, Instagram, and pinterest.

pippirose said...

Your book looks fantastic!
I get my inspiration from nature, books, magazines and Pinterest.

lofigirl said...

I get inspiration through EMOTIONS and MUSIC. It sounds wacky but every color palette I've used has been based on where I am emotionally. Also I was inspired by one specific song to make my bluebirds quilt! You never know where your own feelings and the power of music can take you.

Email sent!

Kim said...

Sent you an e-mail. I get my inspiration on IG.

Amy said...

Hi there, I sent my email and I get my inspiration from the fabrics themselves.

Thanks,

Amy

Amy6466@yahoo.com

CitricSugar said...

Emailed! Book copy requested. :-)

I get my inspiration from all over - other quilty friends in person or online, other mediums like painting or movies, textures and patterns that pop up in random places like interesting tile work or light fixtures... (Yeah, I'm weird...) And sometimes, it's just a phrase or image that gets stuck in my head.

Aya Callon said...

Most of my inspiration comes from quilting books or instagram. Instagram is amazing if you need help or your looking for some eye candy :) i definitely still rely on books a lot because sometimes you just can't do without precise instructions.

Cecilia Martin said...

Things that inspire quilt making decisions are: color, fabrics w great color, looking at quilt books, going online or to the fabric shop to look at all the new goodies! My heart always beats faster and I feel giddy when I come across fabrics I love!

Jacy Magers said...

I mostly get inspiration from books and pinterest, I'll see something and remake it my own way.

BundleBaby.etsy.com said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this quilt! I get my inspiration from Instagram, Pinterest and personal blogs of quilters, sewists and fabric designers. - Jennifer Painter