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Craft It Forward: a Quilt It with Love book giveaway!

January 25, 2013, 10:28 am  Posted by Lark
 

We’ve noticed that it’s sometimes easier to keep new years’ resolutions when you’ve made the commitment with someone else. We’ve also found that it’s more fun crafting as a group (here on the needlearts teams, we’re learning to needle felt and crochet together). And how about the best of both worlds: keep your crafty resolutions intact and enjoy some group creativity. This week, we’re picking one lucky winner to receive four copies of Quilt It with Love – one to keep and three to give away. Spread the Project Linus love, spread the quilt inspiration, and spread the crafty goodness… craft it forward, friends!

To enter to win four copies of Quilt It with Love (one copy for you and one copy for three friends), leave a comment on this post between now and 9 p.m. Thursday, January 31st. Any comment is fine, but we’d love to hear about a time when you’ve had fun crafting as part of a group. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and announced by Monday, February 4. Click

 
 
 
 

43 Responses

    xstitchdiva says:

    Love this quilting book! We have started a group of crafters recently and it is so fun! We are learning so much from each other too.

    Penny SSL says:

    I have ever created as part of a group :(

    jleekamitchell says:

    Love quilting books. My 3 sisters & I have been quilting together for the past 6 years, though we live in 4 different states, We’ve done block exchanges, two round robins, a row robin last year, and this year we’re doing a mystery quilt and a half-square triangle exchange. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Emily Breclaw says:

    My favorite group crafting times are working on projects with my daughter’s American Heritage Girls troop. It’s always inspiring to see how they interpret and process ideas

    Debbie H says:

    Haven’t yet crafted in a group. But I’m looking for a knitting group in my area! Thanks

    Barbara woods says:

    I craft with my grandkids

    Anonymous says:

    At a previous job, I belonged to a “Sisters of the Thread” crafting group. We would meet at lunch time and knit or crochet. Some of the women also liked to quilt. I miss having a group of like minded women to craft with.

    Anonymous says:

    At a previous job, I belonged to a “Sisters of the Thread” crafting group. We would meet at lunch time and knit or crochet. Some of the women also liked to quilt. I miss having a group of like minded women to craft with!

    We used to create quilt blocks at a Girl Scout Leader’s Retreat then put the m together and auction off the quilt. We loved seeing what the next quilt would be

    Beth T. says:

    When I was about 30 years old, I wanted to re-learn how to knit. So I joined a continuing education-type class at our local library, and began to knit with a bunch of ladies who were about 75 or 80. It was a blast!

    Sarah C. says:

    Crafting is definitely more fun in a group! A mom-friend recently invited a few ladies over to make simple hair clips with polyester, candles, beads and some needles and thread. It was a blast!

    Tamie Herin says:

    I love quilting and my splinter groups (splintered off from our large guild) contain some great friends. Paying this forward would be so fun and easy.

    I am in love with the It’s a Jungle Out There from The Quilt It With Love book and am wondering where I can find the safari animals shown on the quilt. Is this one fabric piece.

    Kelly Sullivan says:

    I love to craft with my friends. There is just something about creating in an environment full of inspiration and chatting! Mix in good food and a cup of coffee and I am in heaven.

    Susan Cohen-Pessah says:

    I just joined Project Linus 2 months ago and my business has become a drop off location. Already we have collected 20 quilts! I participated in a meeting where we measured and labeled 50 quilts. I had a great time, met wonderful women and was inspired to create. After making fleece tied blankets for Project Linus I created a rag quilt for my nephew and a sweater quilt for my sons. My 60 year old hand-me-down sewing machine stayed in the game….. and I have become hooked on quilting. Thank you Project Linus for your inspiration, dedication and compassion. I have been searching for you for a long time.

    Pj says:

    My mother and sister often get together to sew on the weekend or visit the local quilt shops. We love to make and give quilts to sick children. I also have a coworker that shares the love of quilting. This book would be an awesome addition to our collection! Thanks!

    Carmen says:

    Usually when I get together with a group I spend more time chatting than crafting. But even so, I love to do it. I get to see what others are making and be inspired for later when I’m alone.

    Terry L. Ray says:

    I love Project Linus!

    Terry L. Ray says:

    I love Project Linus!

    Gerry Johnston says:

    There is an average of 10 of us, meeting each Thursday, to fellowship together while having the enjoyable task of making Linus Blankets. We have been doing this since 2003 and have made 1,445 blankets during that time span. We pray for these blankets as we know there are a lot of hurting children out there. Most of them go to Linus Headquarters in Decatur, Il. They have also gone to Moldova, Katrina, and St. Francis Hospital with permission of headquarters. We also have made some for traumitized children in our town. The Lord has blessed each of us with this ministry. I would encourage others to consider giving of their time to making Linus Blankets.

    Rea says:

    When I craft as a group, it is usually through church. It is always fun to visit while your hands are busy!

    I quilt in a group lots and do lots of quilts for Project Linus. Our last quilt day, however, involved the West Iowa 4H’ers teaching them to make Quilts of Valor. http://www.qftb.blogspot.com/2013/01/quilts-of-valor-quilt-day-with-4h.html

    Caroline says:

    This is a great book with many beautiful patterns. I have given away 3 already and would love to share more with my quilting friends and family!

    Linda Revis says:

    I’m honored to be a Project Linus blanketeer and also a member of a small group that has made various quilting and sewing projects such as Quilts of Valor, Little Dresses For Africa and cancer caps to name just a few. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win the Quilt It With Love books.

    Betty H says:

    I am a member of a Project Linus chapter which is about an hour away from where I live. Last year a couple of friends asked me about getting a small group together to sew for PL locally. We have started meeting once a month and have sew much fun. They are a great group of ladies and I’m amazed at the number of quilts that have been made. I would love to be able to share the books with them!

    CeeDee says:

    Project Linus is a terrific charity.

    Sue Goodin says:

    Project Linus is a wonderful organization.

    Hannah says:

    I’d love to quilt with friends…getting ready to make my first quilt for my first baby:)

    Hannah O. says:

    My mom and I went to Mrs. Balagna’s first Project Linus “Make a Blanket Day” in 1997 when I was only 5 years old. My younger brother and I grew up going to various Project Linus events every year, and we have become part of a wonderful community of “blanketeers”. We started out just running blankets to the labeling station and then changing the blanket counts. Once we got older we were able to start quilting and working on our own projects. I’m in college now, but I still go back home every Project Linus “Make a Blanket Day” weekend and look forward to seeing everyone and helping out.

    Gina Loss says:

    Would LOVE to win these copies!!!!

    perkipatti61 says:

    I decided to make paper pieced quilted snowmen Christmas ornaments last year for an age 50+ group I prepare a luncheon for once a month. A couple of friends offered to help so we gathered up our machines and met at my house. My friends were quickly frustrated with the paper piecing process, but we had a lot of great laughs over the melting snowmen with tilted top hats. Although the ornaments were not perfect the time together was certainly a time to cherish. ;oP

    Jenna Z says:

    In college I started a crafting group for young women my age. We got together to knit, crochet, scrapbook, whatever you wanted to bring and work in was fine. Crafts bring together lots of different types of people and I met a really good variety of people I probably never would have known without that group. As a shy person, a common interest and a reason to get together was really helpful to meet new people.

    Mary H says:

    I coordinate Charles County Project Linus in Charles County,MD>, and we have wonderful times putting blankets together for sick, traumatized, injured children. I have my own copy, but would love to win these to share with other Blanketeers!! Thanks for supporting Project Linus with this giveaway!!

    Clara Chandler says:

    Bearly Quilting in Sonora, CA called out to quilters in the area to join together making flannel “rag” quilts for the children in Newtown, CT, many who lost a sibling or friend. The goal was 400 quilts. I cut kits and sewed two quilts during the two day event. Small contribution for a good show of kindness at a time of tragedy. Thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway–one book to inspire my sewing and three to give to the local quilt guild’s library.

    Deb says:

    Learned the love of crafting with a group of church members, three sisters, with at that time a hobby of producing semi-precious jewelry for non-profit. They showed us how to string, bead, etc. End products were displayed at areas of interest all across US and now it has become a full time job for them. We will get together to make and it opened my heart and eyes and confidence levels! Thanks to them and Lark for your generosity.

    Ladybugbeck3 says:

    My two friends and I love textiles and quilting things. Currently we are making a quilt together. Since we live hours away its nice to come together and enjoy each others company while making what we call our “friend quilt”.

    Juanita says:

    Love the organization and being a part of it. Beautiful looking book.

    Ellen Ault says:

    I just joined a quilt guild and would love to share!

    I’ve wanted to learn to quilt for some time! I’ve been knitting and crocheting for my children, family and friends for years and would love to expand with quilting. Thank you for an opportunity to win this incredible book! :)

    Karen says:

    I Quilt with a group of ladies at our Library every week on Tuesday. We make a lot of Linus Blankets but also enjoy making blankets and knitted hats for others that need them. We just learned how to make to quilted walker bags for the vets home. It’s so much fun helping others.

    Ellen says:

    Project Linus are my favorite quilts to make, I love the bright colors and fun patterns and they are such a nice size. Plus it just feels so good to give to such a good cause

    Hannah says:

    Who won?? This was my first time entering a giveaway and there was no winner announced…so curious. Just got the materials for that first baby quilt I’m planning to make, yea:)

    whoah this blog is fantastic i love reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You already know, lots of people are searching round for this information, you can help them greatly.

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