Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Fabulous GiveAway - If I Do Say So Myself!

I have been waiting with much anticipation for the release of Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen's book, Quilting Modern.  I purchase alot of quilting books and read them cover to cover.  As of late, I have been rather disappointed with the quality of some of the books I have purchased (I won't be specific). 

Not the case for this book:


It is everything a quilting book should be.  Inspirational.  Informative.  Creative.  Approachable.  The quilts are interesting to look at.  The quilting is amazing.  The photography is top notch.  

With Jacquie's permission, here are a few photos from the book:






Now, why am I giving away this book you might be asking yourself?  Because in my enthusiasm for getting this book, I inadvertently pre-ordered 2 on Amazon.  Some how, I didn't notice that I had placed the order twice and, boom, in the mail comes 2 copies of the book.  That's when I said to myself that I needed to have a give away and give my extra book to some lucky person who follows my blog or is willing to become a follower (come on, help me get into the double digits of followers!).

                GiveAway is closed - winner to be       announced shortly!
So here's the plan:

Between now and 6:00 p.m. PT on Monday, April 30, 2012, do this:

1.  Become a follower on my blog AND
2.  Leave a comment on my blog about why you would like to receive this book. 

If you are already a follower, you only have to leave a comment.  It's as simple as that.  International followers/comments are welcome. 

I'll pick a winner later on Monday and a winner will be annointed or chosen or selected...well, you get the idea.  If you are a private follower, please provide your email address so I can contact you. 

Good luck!

Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.


70 comments:

  1. Hi cakath! I'm a follower of your blog and want to thank you for the chance to win this fabulous book! I love doing Flickr swaps and would use this book for inspirational ideas for my Flickr friends. Jacquie makes such fabulous quilts, and is a visionary in the modern quilt world! I've been chomping at the bit to get a copy of this book! My broken arm is on the mend and I'm gearing up to do some serious sewing. Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  2. Quite happy to become a follower of your lovely blog - the X and + pillow you made for your modern guild swap is fabulous. I would love to receive this book as it probably wont be released here for ages and it looks so inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win....

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  3. I would love to own this book because from the bits I've seen, inspiration radiates from the pages. I am a follower of your blog - but you already knew that! When I read your post tonight I had a moment of deja vu because Marianne at The Quilting Edge did the same thing and I started my day trying to win her extra copy and here I am at the end of my day trying to win yours. I promise that if I win them both, I'll pay it forward and give one away on my blog. Right after that, I'll go play the lottery!

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  4. I`ve been looking forward to reading this book - it looks great. I`d love to try something a little more modern, something new. Following your blog :)

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  5. This book is on my amazon wish list! I would love to win. Looks like you made it to the double digit with your followers. I can't wait to see your blog grow. Good luck!

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  6. Ooh, when I don't win I am going to buy this for sure. I have been salivating over it. And I am now a follower.

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  7. New follower ^__^
    I'd like to receive this book I think it is GREAT and I would improve my Quilting skill of course ^__*

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  8. I have this on my "must buy" list of quilting books. It would be great to win it! I still consider myself a newbie, so any inspiration I can get is soaked up like a sponge!

    Hope you reach your double digits!!!!

    Mindy
    TheCraftyBlackbird.Blogspot.com

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  9. I am now one of your happy followers!!

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    1. And this is in my amazon cart now - I really love all I've heard about it and would love to win it!!

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  10. This book looks amazing - I can see how you would order it twice! I love the quilts both Katie and Jacquie create and would love to learn their techniques. Thanks for sharing your extra copy!

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  11. I really, really want this book.

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  12. I am a new follower! I love your blog. I had this book in my hands for just one short minute and as I leafed through it I thought "Why don't I already own this??" It really grabbed me and held on. I've been thinking about it ever since. Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen are so inspiring.

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  13. There are some really beautiful projects in the book. If I don't win, it will be on my Mother's Day wish list.

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  14. looks like an awesome book - am new to quilting and would love some modern inspiration! I am following you with my google reader :)

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  15. I am a follower of your blog already! I really am working on my quilting - and the modern/liberated style is what is catching my attention. Would be fun to have a book with photos to help me along. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for your drawing!

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  16. Haven't we all done the "oops, ordered twice" thing? I know I have! Thanks for a great opportunity to win. This book has been on my wish list for ages, but I'd love to win a copy. Cheers!

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  17. I have a good reason to enter the contest--I'm just starting my quilting book collection and would love a new resource. :)

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  18. I am new follower & I would so love the book. I really enjoy Jacquie's work so this would be a treasure! Thanks!

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  19. I'm following you! Looking forward to seeing you in my reader regularly!

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  20. I'm an avid follower of both Jacquie and Katie's blogs. The inspiration just flows off of the pages that have been shown in blogland! I would love to have an opportunity to win this book...it's on my christmas wishlist :) I believe I could learn a ton of new skills and use them towards my many flickr swaps and creations for my blog followers...

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  21. I follow you and invited some of my friends through friend connect to follow and visit your blog also!

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  22. I have eagerly been awaiting the realease of this book and your preview looks amazing! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  23. This book looks fantastic - wow!! I would love to win this one! Thanks for your generosity. I am a follower and noticed that you are in the double digits now - Woo Hoo!!!

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  24. Thanks to my friend Leona, I just found/joined your blog! She's a modern quilter who's introducing me to her style of quilting. This book sure looks like a giant leap into a new way of looking at quilting for me. How exciting!

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  25. Leona sent me. :) I'm a new follower, and would love to win the book - it looks really interesting. Thanks!

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  26. I think the book will help me 'get the drift' with improv. I have been looking at this book. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Great blog.

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    1. Me and many others! You and Jacquie created a wonderful resource to help us all be more creative. What a great response to this pay it forward giveaway. I am so pleased to be giving this book to someone else.

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  28. I am a stalker, oh I mean follower... Thank you for the change to win and say hi to Boo!

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    1. Hi Jen, thanks for stalking, er following. Boo says hi right back!

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  29. I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading your past posts!

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  30. I'm a new follower. I love the geometric patterns in the quilts in this book!

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  31. I'd love this book--would be just inticement for me to try something new and different!

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  32. You guys, eeeer gals ROCK! Thank you for such a wonderful response to this giveaway. I have definitely made it into the double digits on my blog and am so happy I inadvertently bought 2 copies, so that I could pay it forward to one of you.
    Still a few more days before the winner is announced...

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  33. I thought I was the only one to buy a second copy of things already purchased! Though for me it's usually magazines. Thanks for being so generous with your 'spare' copy of this fatastic book. I've been eagerly looking forward to it being released.

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  34. I'm a new follower & really happy to have found your blog. Thanks again.

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  35. Well it doesn't look like you need my help to reach double digits but, follow you I will - like what you create! Would really enjoy winning the book. It's on my list, but you know priorities! I have been following Jacquie's blog forever - have even made a couple of things frm her tutorials - now if only I had the confidence,

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  36. New follower! Love the whirling star blocks you made. :-)

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  37. I'm a new follower :) I'm excited to check out the rest of your blog! I have crushing on this book and would love to add it to my library! Thank you for such a totally awesome giveaway.

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  38. I am a new follower. I would love to study this book as her visual choices are simple, clean and elegant - which defines modern quilting of today for me

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  39. I am a new follower - glad your giveaway led me to your blog.

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  40. I would love to have this book because I am trying more and more to develop the improvisational side of my quilting - this book looks like the perfect inspiration!

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  41. I am a new follower. I would love to win this book because my friends and I have been talking and looking at all sorts of modern quilts lately. I usually am quilting something traditional and feel I need to make something new and modern to give me a boost out of doing the same things. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. I NEED a copy of this book because Jacquie is coming to speak at my MQG in the fall! I would love to get her to sign it.

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  43. I follow your blog! I would love this book because I love modern quilting and love craft books.

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  44. I would love this book for inspiration! I love the idea of not following a pattern, but I need some instructions......this book looks wonderful.

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  45. I'm a intermediate quilter and up until now have confined myself to traditional designs since they have clear instructions for beginners but I really want to start trying out some modern quilting. This looks like a great inspiration book! I'm a new GFC follower- kylie c.

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  46. I used the blogger follow button in your header and selected public. Blogger tells me: You are now following Doodles and Designs http://californiadoodlesanddesigns.blogspot.com/
    I'm drawn to modern quilts and fabrics, and tried some blocks from QALs. It would be great to have a book with instructions that would give me some structure to attempt an entire modern quilt. Plus, Jacquie's blog was one of the first blogs I began reading. Thanks for the chance to win this book and have some modern inspiration at my fingertips.

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  47. I'd love to win this book because I've become somewhat turned of the number of boring quilt books that have been released of late. It's always good to get a recommendation for a good inspirational book. I look forward to seeing it in person whether I win or not :) thanks for the give away.

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  48. I'd love to win a copy of this book because I have only been quilting a little over a year. I LOVE to try new things. I need new ideas on how to quilt the quilt. This book would be great to add to my collection. Thanks for the chance.

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  49. I am a follower and I would love to win this book as I have 4 young daughters all wanting a "trendy and cool quilt - not the boring old fahioned stuff Mum". Looks like this book might have some of the answers?

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  50. I'm a new follower. And I would like to win this book because it comes highly recommended (by you!). I, too, have been quite disappointed recently by the quality of some of my recent purchases of quilting books - so much so that I've taken to checking them out of the library before buying them sight unseen.

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  51. I love the creative and innovative ideas in the book, thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. I'd love to win this book because I'm finishing up my WIPs and need some ideas for my next project!

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  53. Hello. I am a new follower. I'd like to win this book so that I can have some quilting inspiration.

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  54. I am a new follower and happy to be here!

    I would love to win a copy of this book because I love Jacquie and Katie's style of quilting. They are so inspiring! Thanks for the sneak peek... the photos are amazing and very enticing.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. I am now a follower of your blog and nice to meet you!

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  56. I have anticipated the release of this book and am anxious to get it into my hands to read it cover to cover. I'm sure it will not let me down!

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  57. I'm a fellow scrapbuster swapper and a new follower.mThanks for the chance to win, the book looks really great, I'm always searching for new inspiration :o)

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  58. Follower; I'd like to win this book for the inspiration it would provide to help me think outside the "box" (meaning the same old patterns...) Thanks for the chance! (email: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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