Giving Thanks - a Blog Hop and a Giveaway!

Blog Hop Party with Give-AwaysWelcome to everyone visiting for the Giving Thanks Blog Hop Party. A big hug to Michele of the The Quilting Gallery for organizing this event.  It's so nice to meet new friends from all over the world via blog land.  That's why I am thrilled to participate in this Hop to meet new readers, see what you're up to and offer a give-away as a Thank You.

If you're new here, let me introduce myself.  I'm Angie in SoCal, USA.  I love to quilt, sew, garden, and keep up with family and friends.  I'm very grateful for each day God blesses us with and pray for all of you daily.  He is the center of my life. 

I've found posting helps to keep me on task and moving forward with my quilting - that way I have something to post, LOL.  I have learned so much from other quilters on the NET.  It's like an open class available all the time.  To keep me focused, I host two linky parties each week.  One is called Applique Tuesday - I love applique, but I am such a newbie - I hesitate, so I have to do something to report on Tuesday.  LOL - same with hexies - on Hexie Fridays, I report what I have done on that project too.  Otherwise, I'd spend all my time making baby charity quilts for our church.  It's so much fun to see the eye candy other quilters share.

For my Giving Thanks give-away, I have two items - so you'll have a choice of which one you'd like to see in your mailbox.  First is a pattern pack of a gorgeous quilt by Karen Kay Buckley:
This makes a gorgeous, sophisticated quilt with circle blocks.  It has full sized patterns. Karen includes lots of great tips for both hand and machine applique and how to make perfect circles and stems.  What I like best is you can use elements of her design to create your own, so you don't have to do circles if you don't want to. 

Or maybe you'd like a quilting book:
I think the cover says it all!  To enter this giveaway all you need to do is leave a comment telling me where you are from and which book you'd like to win and why.  If you'd like to win either book, leave two comments - one for each book.  Then if you'd like another chance to win become a follower and let me know that also with another comment.   I'll throw in a pattern, too, for the lucky winner.  Please be sure you are not a no-reply blogger because I need your email to let you know if you won. Closes Midnight November 26th.  And yes, since I have readers all over, I will ship internationally.  Good Luck!  And don't forget to go to Michele's blog to see all the other bloggers participating and their giveaways! The list of bloggers participating in the Blog Hop Party will be made available Thursday late afternoon on November 21st, 2013 (Eastern time).

Look forward to meeting you! 

Comments

sophie said…
I'm from Santa Fe, New Mexico and my choice would be the Karen McTavish book ... though, honestly, I am a fan of both authors and both books look great! Thank you for a chance at a great give-away.
I am a Canadian but live in the UK now. I think the second book looks interesting - I've not seen it before. Happy blog hopping!! P.S. I follow through GFC.
Cathy said…
I'm A Canadian, living in Southern Ontario. I love Karen K. Buckley's work, so her book would be my choice. Also, I love applique, even if I don't seem to have the time for it, at the moment.
Linda said…
HI, I'm from Montana,busy quilting away on Christmas gifts!
Would love to win the book on quilting! Thanks for sharing!

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Linda said…
HAPPY TO FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN; !

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I'm from the Sunshine State of Florida. I would love the McTavish book. Thanks for a great giveaway!
Karen H said…
I would like Karen McTavish's book because it is on my wish list!
Emily C said…
I am from Pennsylvania and I would love to win the Japanese Garden Quilt book.
Kelli said…
Hi Angie, I'm in No. Cal. :) I would love to win the quilting book as I'm just starting to experiment a little with FMQ. Thanks for the chance!
Kelli said…
I am also a new follower. Nice to *meet* you. ;)
I already have the McTavish book. Would really like to win the Japanese Garden book. I am here for the party. Thanks for sharing. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com. Oklahoma gal
Follow you on blog lovin now. I am here for the party. Thanks for sharing. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com.
Tammy said…
I'm from South Carolina, USA. I like the Japanese garden Quilt book. I want to venture out and start doing more applique. And this looks gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.
Oh yes, I would love to win the book by Karen Kay Buckley because I adore her and her teaching style!

I'm also participating in the blog hop so please stop by and leave a comment on my blog as well.

Smiles,
Kelly
PS, I'm following by e-mail :)

Kelly
Japanese Garden Quilt looks like a good one! I saw some wonderful Japanese quilts last year at the AQS quilt show in Grand Rapids.

Deborah
debspag615@gmail.com
Ella said…
I'm in Atlanta. I'd love the 2nd books as I'm fascinated by the work of Karen McTavish.
Monica said…
I would to win the Japanese Garden quilt book...
Monica said…
...and I'd love to win the Karen McTavish book too! Thank you for a chance to win two wonderful books.
Podunk Pretties said…
Japanese Garden would be my pick, I own the other book.
Margaret said…
I would love to have either book but the one by Karen McTavish would be my choice. Thanks for sharing
Margaret said…
Following by bloglovin
Fiesta said…
Both books are wonderful so I will let you decide. you are very generous. Thanks for the chance
Fiesta said…
I am a new follower
darla dishman said…
I am a follower, love what you do. I would be glad to win either one, I'm not picky. You know a quilter can never have enough of books, tools, fabric, stash, patterns and ect... Have a blessed Thanksgiving to your and your family.
Sandra said…
Would love the quilting book. Am still a novice at that.

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Sandra said…
Been a follower for awhile Angie.
Sandra from SLC Utah

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Kathy H said…
I am from Pennsylvania and would pick the Karen Kay Buckley book. I love her quilts. SO beautiful.
MissM said…
I would love to win the Secrets of Elemental Quilting. I think it would help me expand my skills.
MissM said…
Forgot to include in my previous post I am from Council Grove, Ks. I am a also a follower.
Cathy Hayes said…
Thank you. I joined you 2nd since I am also a SoCal quilter. I have the beautiful Karen Kay Buckley book and hope to make that quilt some day..chayes1@san.rr.com
Kelly Williams said…
Thank you for the opportunity. I would love to win Ms Buckley's book. I am fairly new to quilting and I am reading and watching everything that I can on the subject. I am from WV.
Kelly Williams said…
I am now a follower. Thanks again.
Sheila said…
I would love the Karen McTavish book , I could use some help with quilting , thanks so may for the chance .
barbara woods said…
like the book, i'm from georgia
Carrie P. said…
I would love the book by Karen Kay Buckley because I love applique.
Hi there.....thank you for this chance. they are both wonderful books, I will choose the quilting one...
I am from Odenville, AL and would love the Karen McTavish book. I became a fan through one of Leah Days' YouTube videos when she was demonstrating how to make the "McTavish" quilt design.
Connie said…
Hi Angie, I'm from Iowa and I would love to win the McTavish book!
Connie said…
I am a follower also, thanks!
judith said…
I would like The quilting book. Thank you for allowing me to play and try to win.
judith said…
Hi Angie, just letting you know I do follow.. just don't always comment, but I love to read where you are in your life adventures. Glad to know you.
The pattern pack out of this world. Awesome in a single word. Thanks.
The quilting book would be a plus to hands. Thank you for the chance to win.
I'm now a new follower on bloglovin and email. Thanks again
Jeanne Gwin said…
The first book would be my pick, love Karen Kay Buckley. I am from Missouri, USA.
Jeanne Gwin said…
I follow you via bloglovin'
I am from Arkansas, I would love to win Karen Mc Tavish's quilting book.
Bonnie58 said…
I love the looks of the japanese quilt. Thanks so much for sharing. I am an email follower.
Which ever you think would be the easy for me to learn from with my scrambled brain....giggle.
Kathy S. said…
I am in East Canton, Ohio (not too far from the Pro Football Hall of Fame). I'd love to win the Karen McTavish book
Anna McCurdy said…
I am from Edmonton Alberta Canada and I think that the McTavish book would be a great one to win. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the chance to win such a nice book.
Regards,
Anna
Quiltsmiles said…
I'm from NY and currently live in the northern most section of the state in the Adirondacks. I'd love to win the McTavish quilting book. Am strengthening my techniques and this one could give me a nudge to expand my quilting repetoire. Tanks for the chance and wishing you a happy Holiday(s) geatherings. Jane
Kimee Doherty said…
Love your blog. Just checking in to say hi. I found it via the Blog-Hop. I will definitely be back. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. Pick me, Pick me. :) LOL!

Kimee
http://www.kimeeklutter.com/blog
Michele BaDour said…
I am in Western Wisconsin, and either book would be great for sharing with my Mom and sisters. We've been having regular Bees amongst the family now, and everyone is alway up for something
A Nudge said…
I saw that one, too. Very inspiring. Leah does such a great job. Good luck!
Kathy Boice said…
I am from Kansas, Ohio. McTavish quilting book would be helpful to me. Thank you! midwayfarms@hughes.net
Gretchen said…
I'm from southeastern Michigan. Either book would be a wonderful prize in my opinion!
Natasha Patton said…
I love both of these books , but will try again!!!
Myself said…
I'm from Israel - and cannot choose :) Both books look great! MAny thanks for this great giveaway!
Mystica said…
I'm from Sri Lanka and would like to be counted in for the second book. I am an amateur quilter.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Lia*s Handmades said…
I'm from Northern Germany and would love the quilting book. Am Fairly new to Freemotion Quilting and could use some helpful tips and tricks to guide me along the way :)

Thanks for the chance!
krislovesfabric said…
Indiana, and I would choose the KK Buckley circle book :)
Sowing Stitches said…
North Carolina and I would love to read the Secrets of Elemental Quilting Book!
Sowing Stitches said…
I am a new follower via GFC!
Average Quilter said…
In in Louisiana - where the food is great. I would go for the Karen Kay Buckley book since I already have the other one
JoyceLM said…
I'm from North Carolina & I would love to win Karen McTavish's book. Thanks for the chance.
sandi said…
I am from upstate NY and would love either book. Thanks for a chance to win.
Sallie said…
I would like the book by Karen Kay Buckley. Thanks for the giveaway!
Sallie said…
I'm from TX and would like to win the Karen McTavish book.
Nanbon44 said…
both are good books, but the quilting book would be my choice.. I am currently in Florida panhandle
Vivian said…
I am from Whispering Pines, NC. I need all the secrets I can get with my quilting so that is the book I would choose.
Dianne Nanney said…
elemental quilting please:) and thx you for your participation! dfnanney@gmail.com
Robin said…
I have been following your blog for quite a while now. I'm from Tucson, AZ and I would love to win Karen Kay Buckley's book.
Susan said…
I would like the Secrets of Elemental Quilting if I am the winner. Thanks for participating.
Mary said…
I'm from SE Washington- Walla Walla. I'd love to try some Karen McTavishing!
I'm from Arkansas - Hot Springs, one of the most beautiful places to live! I'd love to win the quilting book - I'm trying so hard to master free motion quilting. :) blessings, marlene
legato1958 said…
I am from Pennsylvania. I'd like the Japanese garden book if I won!
Susie
legato1958@aol.com
Marian said…
Lovely site, I'd enjoy the Japanese Garden book because I enjoy asian quilting, especially the oriental type appliiques, and embellishments etc... I became a follower as well. Will look forward to visting you again.
ritainalaska said…
i'm from the great state of Alaska! the Japanese garden quilt book is fabulous! love circles, love applique! thanx for the chance to win a copy!
Tamie said…
I'm from sunny Charleston, SC. My choice would be the McTavish book. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.
Tamie said…
I'm a new follower.
Mom C said…
I live in snowy Southern Utah. Our first real snowstorm of the year. I would love either book, I'm trying to improve my FMQ and love seeing pattern and how to's. Thanks.
Mom C said…
I love McTavish quilting. She is amazing. Thanks.
Sarah J. said…
I live in northern CA by Eureka. I would love the quilting book. Thanks!
Sarah J. said…
But the Japanese quilt book looks amazing too. I'll try for either. Thanks!!
PK Sews said…
I love applique too, so the Japanese Garden pattern is very intriguing. Thanks so much for sharing!
Barbara O. said…
I'm from Munich, Germany, and I'd love to have the quilting book. Thanks for the chance!
Beth said…
I'm from Clatskanie, Oregon and would be especially pleased with the Karen Buckley pattern. I could use some applique advice and she has a lot to teach me.
Beth said…
I'm a follower of yours.
Merrill Hogan said…
Hi Angie, I'm from Melbourne, Australia and I love to applique- that's why I'd like the pattern by Karen Kay Buckley. I'm always interested in learning from others.:)
Rhonda D. said…
I am from southeast Missouri. Both books look wonderful. I love applique, but I think I would like the quilting book. I hope that I might give me some insights on FMQ. Thanks for the chance to win!
Rhonda D. said…
I am a new follower by e-mail. Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2 at yahoo dot com
Gill said…
I'm in England!
I'd love to win the Karen Kay Buckley book!
Gill said…
I'm an email follower!
judy l said…
I would love to win the book "Japanese Garden Quilt". I love applique and have lots to learn.
judy l said…
I just subscribed via e-mail. Will be watching for your Tues. applique projects.
Hi from SC. The book on quilting looks interesting.
Hi I'm from Oregon. Would love the quilting book...thanks for the chance to win it!
I'm a new follower by way of GFC and I added ya to my blogroll!
I'm a new follower by way of GFC and added ya to my blogroll! (I love your linky parties!)
Linda said…
I love KKBuckley. thanks
katyquilts said…
I would love to win the Karen McTavish book! I am from Michigan and it is COLD here!

sew4given AT aol DOT com
Barbara Mead said…
I would love Karen K Buckley. Yum Yum
knitnoid said…
Just read through your QAYG tutorial -- I may have to try that soon. I'd love to win the Karen McTavish book. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! knitnoid (@) kc.rr.com
Nancy said…
McTavish!!!!!!!!!!!
shortseam said…
I am a follower and thank you for the giveaway!!
Samantha Butrim said…
I live in Baltimore, Maryland and as a new quilter would love to win both. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Samantha Butrim said…
I am following via bloglovin.
Cindy Herndon said…
I took a class with KKB on hand applique. I am still working on the project, so I would enjoy the McTavish book. Thank you for sharing.
LA Paylor said…
Great giveaway! I like both, but would most want Karen Kay Buckley's
Thank you LeeAnna Paylor
leeannaquilts@gmail.com
Brenda said…
I live in Grants Pass, Oregon. The Secrets of Elemental Quilting would be my choice. I am trying to expand my quilting skills and branch out, this looks like an incredible book that would be thrilling to read and experiment with. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful holiday!
Phyllis Curl said…
I live in Fort Worth, Texas. Karen McTavish's book "The Secrets of Elemental Quilting" would be great to have. thanks for the chance
Tami C said…
I live in Aurora, CO which is in the Denver metro area. I would prefer the book because I'm pretty much a beginner at quilting and I would love to learn more. Thanks!
Tami C said…
But the Japanese quilt pattern looks amazing too. Either one would be great. Thanks!
Tami C said…
I am a new follower on GFC.
hueisei said…
I like the first book. I am from Malaysia.
Karrie S said…
I am a new follower
I'm from Minnesota and I'm trying to enhance my quilting so I would love Karen's book. Thanks for a great giveaway!
Carolyn said…
Oh my word, I would so love to have Karen McTavish's book, I love her work. Thank you so much for the chance to win it.
Carolyn said…
I am a follower with GFC.
Elemental quilting sounds so neat!!! I'm here on the blog hop from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada! :)

tgallop@mts.net
www.willcookforshoes.ca
Patricia said…
I'd love Karen's book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Leo said…
I'm from Germany .. and I would be happy about either of the books ..
Janet said…
I am from Canada. I would like the Japanese Garden Quilt book.
Beth Strand said…
Oregon City, Oregon (although originally from Costa Mesa) and I'd love the McTavish book!
Beth Strand said…
Ooops, my email is pbstrand@msn.com
I would like the quilting book by Karen T. I need all the help I can get. ll_gee at hotmail dot com
floridamissy said…
I have Karen's book but would love the applique book. I live in the nature coast of Florida.
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I have never visited your blog before so no I am a new email follower. sewingblogsarefun at yahoo dot com
I can't decide which book I would rather have but am leaning toward Ms. McTavish. sewingblogsarefun at yahoo dot com
DogsMom said…
I am from NE Wisconsin. I would like the Secrets of Elemental Quilting.
DogsMom said…
I am a new follower (DogsMom)
Nice to meet you!
Karen Kay Buckley's sounds interesting, love to learn new things.
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Karen McTavish - like her work.
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Heather said…
since I am working at improving my machine quilting, I'd like to win the Elemental Quilting book. Thanks.
Jane said…
I would love the pattern pack of Karen Buckley's.
Jane said…
I would also like the McTavish quilting book.
Jane said…
I will be a new follower on bloglovin
kbo said…
I would like to read Karen McTavish's book and I live in Northern California