November 8, 2009

That’s right, 100 new blocks for quilters! Quiltmaker magazine is publishing a special issue and it’s better than a candy store. I can attest, because I’ve already got an advance copy. How did I get ahold of that, you may ask? Because I have Block #8!

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It all started during Spring Quilt Market in May. Through my publisher That Patchwork Place I was given the opportunity to submit a block for the collection. It couldn’t have been more up my alley, since designing blocks is what I’ve been doing for years. In fact I pulled out a new, unpublished one that I already had and stitched it up in the larger size required for sending it in. Done, done, and fun!

The issue hits newsstands November 17 (but could show up a little earlier). The publishers at Quiltmaker are organizing a blog tour next week, Monday through Friday, November 9-13. Start at the magazine’s blog, Quilty Pleasures, and hop to each designer’s story of their inspiration for their design. You will have the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine at each stop of the tour and I think the designers have some pretty special things in mind as well. Quilty Pleasures also has some great giveaways going on throughout the week, and at the end a lucky grand prize winner will receive a huge basket of goodies.

Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily Nov. 9-13 at Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore! Look for 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers in your local quilt shop, or purchase it at www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks.

My turn on the tour is lucky Friday, November 13. I’ll show you my block and, in addition to giving away a copy of this very special issue, I have something else up my sleeve, so be sure to click on by!

Until next time,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

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