August 6, 2011

At Spring Market, I stopped by the Lizzie B Cre8ive booth to visit with Beth Hawkins. Beth is half of the Lizzie B team. The other half, Liz, was manning a booth at another show the same weekend.

These gals are sisters-in-law who are both named Elizabeth Hawkins. Besides the name, I think they share a brain! They have the same design sensibility, the same upbeat humor, the same sense of whimsy and fun, and they even have identical handwriting!

This team seems to have a boundless supply of energy. They design and make quilts, they have a huge line of fun patterns, they have their own fabric with Henry Glass, they have books with the Kansas City Star, they publish an on-line magazine, and now I find out they’ve put out their own new book, Quiltin’ Happy!


The subtitle is “simple hip quilts to make ya smile.” There are seven fast, fun, fresh quilts included, with complete instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and full color photos of all the projects All the quilts in the book are made from the Hip Happy collection of fabrics designed by the Lizzie B girls. Hip Happy offers colorful brights combined with blacks and whites to make modern-looking quilts that pop.

Playful Posies and Happy Dancin'

Playful Posies and Happy Dancin'

Their links:

Lizzie B website
Lizzie B on-line store
Lizzie B blog
Lizzie B magazine

Beth gave me a copy of the new book for a giveaway. Thanks Beth! If you’d like to win a copy of Quiltin’ Happy, leave a comment on this post by 7:00 p.m. California time on Wednesday, August 10. Contest open to U.S. and Canada addresses only.

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By Kay Mackenzie


62 Responses to “Quiltin’ Happy”

  1. Sallie on August 6th, 2011 12:35 pm

    Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Sandy A from St. Louis on August 6th, 2011 1:30 pm

    Oh, I follow their blog and LOVE their creations! Please count me in on the give away!

    Thanks so much!

  3. Pat V. on August 6th, 2011 2:04 pm

    Who WOULDN’T want to win a book by the Lizzie B. gals? It HAS to be great!

  4. Penny G on August 6th, 2011 2:21 pm

    Love the bright fabrics & the quilts!!! I’m going to have to check them out.

  5. Sandra Davidson on August 6th, 2011 2:24 pm

    I have always loved their quilts and patterns and I do follow their blog. Thanks for chance to win book.

  6. Lyn on August 6th, 2011 3:35 pm

    Wow, I’d love to win this book…going to check out their blog…

  7. Cory on August 6th, 2011 4:48 pm

    I would love to win this book. I love their style and sense of humor. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  8. Debbie St.Germain on August 6th, 2011 7:02 pm

    I checked out more pages on their site, love the flowers and the one with flowers and birds, such fun quilts.


  9. Dana on August 6th, 2011 7:02 pm

    I love your blog and am a huge fan of the Lizzie B gals! I would love to have their book!

  10. Tricia Lenz on August 6th, 2011 7:31 pm

    Love the fun, bright fabrics! The book looks like fun.

  11. SewLindaAnn on August 6th, 2011 7:48 pm

    Well you know that’s going to be a fun book! Throw my name in the mix for a chance please!

  12. Sandra on August 7th, 2011 4:50 am

    LOVE IT!!!!!! Not only do I want this darling book, I wanted you to know how much I love reading your blogs! Thanks for sharing so much info

  13. Marcia k on August 7th, 2011 5:03 am

    Oh yes, i would love to win their new book. Their books are just fun and fantastic!

  14. shari on August 7th, 2011 5:18 am

    I would LOVE this book. The Lizzie B girls are so fun – they have a great blog and products.

  15. Kathy O on August 7th, 2011 5:34 am

    I would love to win this book – looks like some great bright charity quilts in the future! thank you for the opportunity

  16. Diane D on August 7th, 2011 5:38 am

    “hip” quilts appeal to an old hippie girl like me!

  17. Jane on August 7th, 2011 6:41 am

    What fun quilts! Would love having the book!

  18. Cathy Buel on August 7th, 2011 6:53 am

    Quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book. Hugs

  19. Donna on August 7th, 2011 7:22 am

    Just the title of the book makes one smile! Thank you for offering this!

  20. Sandra Spence on August 7th, 2011 7:53 am

    What a cute book of quilts! Love the style, so fresh and fun! Please include me in the draw…

  21. Mimi on August 7th, 2011 8:06 am

    The colours of the quilts in this book are so fresh and fun… I would love to make projects from it!! Thanks for the chance!

  22. Hannabelle on August 7th, 2011 8:07 am

    Love the quilts in this awesome book… count me in! Yay! Thank you!

  23. Chris on August 7th, 2011 8:39 am

    I can’t wait to actually see this book. It will be fun for sure. They have such Happy, creative patterns.

  24. Angie in So CA on August 7th, 2011 9:11 am

    Would love to win this book. Thanks for introducing me to the two Hawkins!

  25. Stray Stitches on August 7th, 2011 9:19 am

    The book looks like it is filled with all sorts of fun projects. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

  26. Kat on August 7th, 2011 9:44 am

    what a delightful book! I hadn’t seen any of her work before but would love to have the book…it did make me happy to see the pics LOL..

  27. Mona Kuntz on August 7th, 2011 11:59 am

    I loved the e-Zine that Lizzie B Creative has and their blog is quite interesting. I’m going to be a new follower of theirs.

  28. kathy in nc on August 7th, 2011 1:36 pm

    Adooor…able! so bright and perky..I love a give a way…thanks for the chance :>)

  29. Polly Hada on August 7th, 2011 3:07 pm

    These gals are so fun! Love their bright, happy approach to fabric and design. Saw you at LB Int’l and admired from afar. Thanks for all you bring to us.

  30. Connie on August 7th, 2011 7:01 pm

    Looks like a neat book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Deborah H on August 8th, 2011 2:20 am

    I’ve been following Liz and Beth’s work for awhile now and would love to win their newest book. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win!

  32. Laurie on August 8th, 2011 2:39 am

    they are indeed fun girls and the book looks great – thanks for a chance to win – laurie

  33. Machelle on August 8th, 2011 2:54 am

    What fun!! I would really like to win this book.Many great looking things on you preview-can`t wait to see what else is in the book!

  34. Grace on August 8th, 2011 3:06 am

    These ladies are amazing!! I just love their designs. I have two of their books and a few patterns. I was even lucky enough to get to talk to them at two quilt shows. So, I would be excited to win their new book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Allison Gougeon on August 8th, 2011 4:24 am

    Great book! Would love a chance! Put my name in the hat!thanks!!

  36. Irene (Hilachas) on August 8th, 2011 4:46 am

    What an interesting book. I’d love to win it and thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  37. Debbie on August 8th, 2011 5:14 am

    Looks like a fun book. I love Lizzie B! I have met then at a couple of quilt shows. They are lots of fun.

  38. Sherry W on August 8th, 2011 5:48 am

    I am new to quilting and would love to have this book!

  39. Karen Strausheim on August 8th, 2011 6:01 am

    I would love to win this book , looks lik a lot of fun!
    Thank you

  40. Robin (RsIslandCrafts) on August 8th, 2011 7:25 am

    Looks like a very fun book! Please toss my name in the hat.

  41. Erin Hutchinson on August 8th, 2011 7:35 am

    Well, the subtitle definitely won me over. I’d love a chance to win.

  42. Sue Goodin on August 8th, 2011 7:38 am

    I want to win! I want to win.
    Looks like a great book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. kathy h on August 8th, 2011 7:41 am

    I would love to win a copy of the new book. I was lucky enough to take a class with them a few years ago. Had such a great time.

  44. Linda on August 8th, 2011 8:38 am


  45. Jocelyn on August 8th, 2011 9:27 am

    What bright happy colors. The book looks awesome! Thanks.

  46. Billie Kretzschmar on August 8th, 2011 9:35 am

    Would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

  47. Lori Holmes on August 8th, 2011 10:27 am

    Lovin it….I am wild with colors and flowers….all the girls in our guild are not surprised when I go for the color pop like in this book….lovin it…sure hope I win the book….or I will have to buy it….

  48. robin on August 8th, 2011 10:38 am

    I’d love to win the book – great giveaway, thanks!

  49. MoeWest on August 8th, 2011 10:56 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win a Lizzie B. book.

  50. Teresa on August 8th, 2011 11:51 am

    What a lovely book. It seems full of great stuff.I’d love to be the lucky winner.

  51. Elizabeth McDonald on August 8th, 2011 1:36 pm

    This book looks wonderful! Thank you for reviewing it, and for holding the giveaway!

  52. Pam on August 8th, 2011 2:28 pm

    What a fun book! That Happy Dancin is calling my name!

  53. Miriam Cloutier on August 8th, 2011 3:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing those links! I love what they do.

  54. Deb on August 8th, 2011 3:43 pm

    I love that last picture…Playful Posies and Happy Dancin’ and I’d love to enter to win the book.

  55. Janet on August 8th, 2011 5:05 pm

    What a happy, fun looking book. Thanks for a chance to win.

  56. Marcia W. on August 8th, 2011 7:09 pm

    It would be such fun to make some of their projects from Quiltin’ Happy. Please enter me into the drawing and thanks!

  57. Joan Trautwein on August 8th, 2011 7:58 pm

    I would love a new book of bright and exciting quilts that look like so much fun. Please enter me in the drawing.

  58. Rena M on August 9th, 2011 6:06 am

    this looks like such a cool book. new ways with some favorite designs. would be great to win this book. thanks for the opportunity.

  59. rosa on August 9th, 2011 9:25 am

    That book looks very fun.Please,put me in your hat.

  60. Anne on August 9th, 2011 12:25 pm

    Thanks for offering your book as a giveaway, Beth. The quilts do look happy!

  61. Ann on August 9th, 2011 4:58 pm

    That looks like a lovely book. I love applique and it would a wonderful for my library. than you for offering it.

  62. Viv on August 9th, 2011 6:15 pm

    Great giveaway. I would love to win the book.