Wednesday, 1 December 2010

I'm giving away .....

This giveaway has now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  You can see the winner here.
 
... a calendar. (It's the first day of December today, so does that make it an advent calendar?)

Anyway, thanks to the wonderful people at Martingale (well, I have to say that don't I?  Guess who's publishing my book?)  I have got this fantastic calendar to give away to one of you.

Every month there is a picture of a great quilt, like this,
or this,
or this,

but the really cool part is that you also get instructions to make each quilt.  So now you could be organised, you have something wonderful to look at each month and you have loads of new projects to work on.  There are applique projects, there are piecing projects, and for those of you who can't make up your mind which method you prefer, there are even projects with both piecing and applique in!  As well as the instructions for each quilt, there is a useful section on general techniques such as making bias strips, preparing pieces for applique, etc.

The other thing I think is really good about this calendar is that the quilts are photographed so beautifully that you can even see how they have been quilted.

So, what do you have to do to win this?  Simply leave me a comment on this post. Yep, that's all.   You do not have to be a follower (although new followers are always welcome), but if you are, leave me a second comment telling me that you are and you will have a second entry.  If you are a no-reply person, please leave me an email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  You are welcome to enter wherever you live in this world or in any other universe!  This giveaway will be open until Tuesday 7 December at midnight (GMT) and the winner will be announced the following day.  That way I will have time to post it to the winner so you receive it in time for Christmas.

144 comments:

  1. They say the first to comment never wins....I hope I'll be the first to comment who win!!! Lol...

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  2. Of course I'm a follower :)

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  3. Im in:-) I hope i winn this lovley calender. Have a wonderfull christmas time:-)

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  4. Beautiful calendar!! Please throw my name into your Santa's hat for the draw!! Thanks so much!!
    Paulette

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  5. ♫I will follow you, follow you where ever you may go...there isn't an ocean too wide...♪♫
    Paulette :o)

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  6. Thanks for the chance for the calendar. I was given one as a gift once and really enjoyed it.

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  7. I need a new calendar. Thanks for the chance

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  8. Oh how fun! I've had their calendar's before-love them! And always think a quilt photo should show the quilting!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  9. And I'm a follower too!
    ttfn!

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  10. I'm a follower. I always enjoy your blog.

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  11. As I think I come from a different universe sometimes put my name in the hat too!!! It's a lovely prize thank you. Linda x

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  12. I love the calendar...be a motivation for a monthly project

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  13. I've had my eye on this calendar! I usually get one calendar like this every year. Have yet to make any of the quilts though! I really want to make the cover quilt on this one. Thanks for the chance!

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  14. What a beautiful quilt calendar - it would look great in my sewing room and a project for each month is such a bonus! Count me in. Thank you.

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  15. I follow your blog so another great chance to get that beautiful calendar. Have a wonderful day!

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  16. What a wonderful giveaway! I love calendars! This one looks wonderful. Please add my name to the giveaway! Have a wonderful day!

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  17. How cool! Thanks Sue! I've seen that calendar before but I did not realize it had the instructions to make each quilt! Love it!

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  18. I love calendars, and who can say no to the chance to win a quilting calendar?! I'm a follower, pls count me in.

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  19. WOW what a wonderful gifty :-) Thanks for thinking ahead and helping us plan for exciting things in the New Year!

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  20. Lovely calendar! Who wouldn't want a fresh quilt for inspiration each month?!

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  21. Oh....calender love going on here! I would love to have this sweet one hanging on my wall!So generous..thanks!

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  22. Great give away. Lovely calendar!

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  23. I have been a follower for a while now :)

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  24. Would love a chance to hang this lovely in my sewing room. Thank you, Sue.

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  25. I follow you. (love the background!!!)

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  26. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  27. Put me in the mix to win the beautiful calender. Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway.

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  28. I am one of your followers too.

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  29. What a lovely calendar. As I have been using an outdoor calendar for my 'green dot' gardening days, if I had this one I could have 'different colour dot days'! for when I do some quilting - how about that as an incentive to get me to the sewing machine?

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  30. These are always superb calendars and I would love to be the proud owner of one for 2011. Cheers from Far North Qld.

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  31. Good Morning Sue!!! Well, it's morning here, LOL. I would love to have this great calendar, thank you so much for the chance. Good Luck to Everyone!!! Hugs...

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  32. I have been a follower for a while now, and very happy about it too, LOL! Hugs...

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  33. I am a follower, would love to win this but if not can we buy one.Have a great day!

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  34. I'd love to win the calendar. Count me in please!

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  35. Today when I turned the calendar to Dec 1st, I was thinking...time to buy a new one! Well, no need if I win :)

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  36. And you know I'm a follower...and a big fan too :)

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  37. This is on my list of things I really need right now ;)! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I'm a follower, of course!

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  39. Oh, I would love to win - keeping my fingers crossed.

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  40. looks lovely and I never get an advent calendar

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  41. Well, I would love to win a calendar. Count me in!

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  42. How nice. We all need calendars, and this one is so neat. Thanks, Sue and Martingale.

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  43. I am one of your happy followers.

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  44. It would be lovely to have this calendar on my kitchen wall--and I never buy myself a special calendar.
    Thanks very much.

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  45. I am a follower, too.Thanks, again.

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  46. This is a fantastic calendar from Martingale. Congratulations on having a nice publisher for your book. Noticed their quirky question is out, so must go! Happy Holidays.

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  47. that's so nice!
    Thanks for the chance
    Gina
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  48. I am follower for some time
    Gina
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  49. I would love some monthly inspiration - thanks for the chance! I am a dedicated follower.

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  50. I´m a follower and I love it. Thanks for offering the give away

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  51. Just found your blog - am interested to read the past posts but thought I'd put my name in for the calendar too... : )

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  52. NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  53. Hi Sue,

    Please do not enter me in this giveaway, but I wanted to let you know I posted about it on my page where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  54. Well, it is that time of year again, buying a new calendar, so winning this one would be great, plus all the quilt patterns is a added plus.

    marie in oregon

    mariebeers@hotmail.com

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  55. Shucks...already got my calendar and not near as pretty as this one! If I win...the other goes! LOL

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  56. I am a follower of Quilt Times blog.

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  57. I also like a chance to win this beautiful calender!
    Greetings, Cisca

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  58. I would love this calendar, beautiful quilts to admire and do.

    Debbie

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  59. I have been looking for a calendar for 2011, and never even thought to see if there were quilt calendars! I may just have to find one myself if I don't win the giveaway! Thanks for the chance :)

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  60. What a generous giveaway! Thanks so much for offering this up, Sue!

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  61. Beautiful calendar! Would love to enjoy it all next year... ;o)

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  62. Would like to win this. I haven't bought the 2011 calendars for my house yet.

    Marilyn
    marilynjw1971@gmail.com

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  63. I would absolutely love this calendar. What a perfect one to have!

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  64. Merry Christmas - thanks for entering me in the giveaway.

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  65. Great calendar! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Happy quilting!

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  66. I am a follower. Love your blog ... and the calendar. Happy quilting!

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  67. Oooo....I love quilt calendars! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  68. HI Sue,
    I do love quilt calendars- they are always so inspiring. Thanks for the lovely opportunity to win such a nice prize.
    I hope you enjoy a wonderful festive season and May the new year bring you and yours some great times filled with good health, happiness and prosperity.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  69. I am one of your long time followers too.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  70. Love the calendar. Thanks for the giveaway

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  71. Ooooh it's pretty! Count me in for an entry.
    Ab xx

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  72. Nice calendar. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  73. I would love to check "What day is it?" next year with such a nice calendar. :)

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  74. You have so many replies, Sue, so I thought I'd add mine too! Looks a great calendar.

    As you know I already a follower!

    Keep warm in this 'orridle weather

    Best wishes

    Sue

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  75. Leaving a second comment because I follow (shouldn't have mentioned the first time!!

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  76. It's good to see that so many people read your blog even though they don't always leave comments. Great giveaway - good luck everyone - Hugs Nat

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  77. What a beautiful calendar ...such inspiration!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  79. Wht a cool calender to win. Thank ou for the chance to enter and to win one. It's beginning to look and feel like Christmas.

    Sandi from Sonora, CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  80. Hi Sue ~ I'd love to win a quilt calendar! And it should be very inspiring each month! I'm new to your blog as of this very minute! Although...I've seen your photo around blogland on comments. So now i've made my way here. Thanks so much.

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  81. I just signed up to become a follower, too.

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  82. Beautiful calendar, thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. Book???? There's going to be a book??
    What? When? Does this mean I'll 'know' somebody famous when it appears :-)

    Please put me in the draw then if I win I could ogle the calender whilst waiting for the book!

    Luv........Ann J

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  84. What a lovely calendar - a quilt a month. Would love to win.

    Terry in So. Calif.

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  85. Thank you Sue for the giveaway calendar! Thanks too to Martingdale!
    Take care, Leslie

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  86. Such a GrEaT way to inspired quilters EVERY month! Pwease put me in your drawing! Thanks

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  87. I love your Blog design and I would love to have this great calendar!
    Thanks so much for the chance!

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  88. and of course, I am a follower...
    Season's Greetings!

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  89. what a great giveaway! Please sign me up.

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  91. Wow, 115 comments, you're very popular! Lovely calendar too.

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  92. Looks a great calendar, some really gorgeous patterns, thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Count me in - I just love quilt calendars! thanks for the great giveaway.

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  94. I am a follower of yours too.

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  95. What a lovely idea for the calendar to include directions to make the quilts!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Happy sewing!

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  96. I am also a follower of yours Sue! Thanks for the second chance of winning!

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  97. WOW how awesome for you! Congrats!!! Love the calendar. Everyone needs a calendar right?? :-)
    And you know I follow your blog. :-)

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  98. Just found your Christmas quilt along & have added you to my faves!

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  99. I love calendars that have their patterns included. Hope you pick me!

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  100. I just love Quilt Calendars you get inspired every month by a new quilt or project
    Hugs Janice

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  101. Hi Sue!

    Back again - forgot to post my 'follower' entry !

    Luv..Ann J

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  102. Hi Sue, Well, from one Sue to another!! Thankyou for the opportunity to win this gorgeous calendar. I am a Follower of yours as well. I do love seeing the comments you leave on my blog. I love your blog too, but I didnt know you were getting a book published! Wow, that is sooo wonderful!! I want to find out more now!! Hugs n Blessings from Sue in Oz.

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  103. Include me in a chance to win.

    hugz
    Pam

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  104. Please throw my name into your giveaway. Congrats on your book too. Jane

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  105. Love the calendar and the chance to win, thank you!

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  106. Forgot, I'm a follower too!

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  107. What a beautiful calendar. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  108. Wanted to stop by and say Hi - throw my name in the hat for the fun of it. Came over from Quilt Hollow.

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  109. Hi
    great give away = I'm still catching up and I guess I'm in under the wire.
    I'd love to win one of these.

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  110. Been a long time follower :)
    xoxo

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  111. I would love to have an inspiring calendar like this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  112. I love these calendars with the quilts in them - had one several years ago! blessings, marlene

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  113. A wonderful calendar. Each month is a treat.

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  114. Congratulations on your win - Bliss is a great choice.

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  115. Please enter my name in your drawing, maybe if I win a calendar I will be able to keep track of my days better...

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  116. Oooh can I sneak in on this pleezzz!

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