December 17, 2013

Greetings fellow appliqué enthusiasts! I have one of those birthdays that’s close to Christmas. When I was a kid it meant “combination” presents, which to someone of a tender age can be very thick. (I’ve gotten over that now.) (Pretty much.)

To help celebrate the day, I’m putting up a copy of one of my most popular books, Teapots 2 to Appliqué.

It’s in its fourth printing and still going strong. Quilters love teapots!

The book has designs for 16 different teapots, plus cups and saucers and milk and sugar, and instructions for back-basting hand appliqué. (Of course you can use whatever method you like.)

To enter the drawing, please leave a comment here on the blog by 7:00 p.m. California time on Sunday Saturday, December 21. Hey, one copy doesn’t seem enough. How about three winners! Open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck in the draw!

Happy holidays,
By Kay Mackenzie


76 Responses to “Teapots 2 to Appliqué”

  1. Wanda S. on December 17th, 2013 5:06 am

    I have your first teapot book. My mom collected teapots so of course I made her a small quilt with your designs. This was long before I found your blog. She passed away two years ago and the quilt has returned back to me. Ironically I collect teapots and cups now!

  2. JuliaP on December 17th, 2013 5:44 am

    Definitely know what it is like to have a birthday close to Christmas, mine is on Christmas Eve! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. Karen on December 17th, 2013 6:09 am

    I collect teapots so this would be the perfect thing to enhance my collection shelf! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Deb Lester on December 17th, 2013 6:12 am

    Would love to win this book!

  5. Robbin on December 17th, 2013 6:43 am

    I too have a birthday close to Christmas. In fact it is the 21st which is coming up this Saturday! I love your teapots! I used to collect them and them my children were born and I collect toys, and shoes and hugs so the teapot collection went to the wayside. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Kathleen C on December 17th, 2013 7:01 am

    I love the floral used in the teapot pictured. What is it about teapots that we all love? I remember a collection of them on my mother’s hutch, and I have some of the teapots now.
    I’d enjoy appliqueing the patterns in your pretty book. Thanks!

  7. Deb G. in VA on December 17th, 2013 7:28 am

    I love your teapot patterns. Thanks for the great giveaway and have a happy birthday!

  8. Wanda on December 17th, 2013 8:06 am

    Oh Kay what an amazing and generous thing to do. I love your applique patterns and would love to have a copy of your book. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


  9. Loris Mills on December 17th, 2013 8:12 am

    Happee Happee Birthday! What a sweet way to celebrate :-)
    I’m a constant tea drinker so I love seeing the different teapots and cups. Lovely book and fun giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful day and year!

  10. Sandy on December 17th, 2013 9:05 am

    Happy Birthday.. I would love to win this book!! Thanks

  11. Suzanne on December 17th, 2013 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday, love yhe teapot designs.

  12. Teresa in Music City on December 17th, 2013 9:12 am

    What a great giveaway Kay! Teapots – yay!!! I’d love to win a copy of your book – count me in ♥

  13. Jennifer Padden on December 17th, 2013 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday Kay! I am growing to love teapots as well and am truly interested in the back basting lesson. Thanks for the reverse Birthday gift and have a great day!

  14. Lea Anne on December 17th, 2013 9:25 am

    My mom collects teapots, she would love a quilt made from these. And I think it super cute and would NEED one also! Happy Birthday, thanks for the fun!

  15. Debra Neiman on December 17th, 2013 9:28 am

    My daughter’s birthday is Christmas Eve. Happy Birthday to you. I love teapots and applique. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  16. Donna Dennis on December 17th, 2013 9:33 am

    I have collected tea pots and cups since I was a little kid……..60 plus years now.
    I would love the book to make a new teapot quilt.

  17. Kathy Pennell on December 17th, 2013 9:33 am

    Here is another December baby! I am the 13th. I would love the teapot book! I love all your patterns and I don’t have the teapots. Merry Christmas!

  18. Brenda C. on December 17th, 2013 9:40 am

    Happy Birthday, Kay.

  19. Barbara K on December 17th, 2013 9:46 am

    I would love to win your book. Applique is on my bucket list for 2014! Happy Birthday!

  20. Rhonda Desgranges on December 17th, 2013 9:47 am

    Happy Birthday! I love teapots! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book.


  21. Glynis on December 17th, 2013 9:56 am

    I would love to make a quilt or wall hanging from your teapot book.
    Happy Birthday Kay!

  22. Jane from MA on December 17th, 2013 10:03 am

    I am so excited to be part of this wonderful giveaway – Thanks so much – I just love teapots and of course, tea!!

  23. Sharon Decker on December 17th, 2013 10:16 am

    I love your teapot designs and I love applique. Great combination!

  24. Karen Miller on December 17th, 2013 10:24 am

    Happy Birthday Kay – what a lovely book! Thanks sew much for sharing with us. My grandsons birthday is the 21st… Poor little man :(. We’re partying on Saturday though. Enjoy your birthday! Karen

  25. Gale S. on December 17th, 2013 10:28 am

    My best friend and I collect all things tea and often go out for high tea together. I’d love to make her a quilt using your tea designs! She also has a Dec. 28 birthday. We always celebrate it totally separately from Christmas.

  26. Elaine on December 17th, 2013 10:41 am

    Thanks for offering this as a prize. A very Happy Birthday to you. I would love to win. I love drinking tea and collect teapots.

  27. Linda Shaver on December 17th, 2013 10:50 am

    Thanks for this opportunity. I would love to win this book. Applique is my thing and the teapots are so cute. A good way to use some of my stash! Happy Birthday

  28. Linda on December 17th, 2013 11:06 am

    Would loveeeeee to win your teapot book! you should see my kitchen I have tea pots going all around the entire thing and still have tea pots besides that are packed away because they would not fit!

  29. Lorie B. on December 17th, 2013 11:10 am

    Happy birthday! I would love to win you book on teapots, I have a aunt that would love a quilt with teapots. Kay love your books. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. Thanks for a chance to win one of your great books!

  30. Barbara Jones on December 17th, 2013 11:14 am

    What a wonderful opportunity – would love to win!

    Merry Christmas!

  31. Sally Hurst on December 17th, 2013 11:20 am

    I love tea parties and it would be fun to incorporate a tea themed quilt in my next tea party. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

  32. Polly Hada on December 17th, 2013 11:23 am

    Happy, happy Birthday Kay. It’s always a delight to see you at quilt shows. Hoping you’ll be at Road next month! What a lovely way to celebrate your birthday. Fingers crossed!!!

  33. Chris on December 17th, 2013 11:48 am

    Happy Birthday, my daughter’s is the 14th, my niece the 25th. I love teapots so I will have to get this book no matter what.

  34. Carli Heinrichs on December 17th, 2013 12:29 pm

    What a great idea, I too have sevearl tea pots and so thank you for this giveaway.

  35. DebrafromMD on December 17th, 2013 1:01 pm

    I love the designs in this book. Fingers crossed!

  36. Helen Lebrett on December 17th, 2013 1:01 pm

    Just wanted to wish you Happy Birthday!! mine’s the 13th, so we both have that lovely (ha!) b-day around christmas complex!! :-)
    And I already have your applique book that will keep me plenty busy,(met you and bought it at PIQF this year) so I’m not entering your drawing today, just wanted to wish you a happy day!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  37. Barb C in WA on December 17th, 2013 1:15 pm

    I hear you! Combo presents were sucky when I was little. :( Happy Birthday!!

  38. Didi Fuller on December 17th, 2013 1:54 pm

    Oh, I hope you draw my name. I love your blog and your books and would love to have this book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  39. Diane Bowron on December 17th, 2013 1:55 pm

    What a great prize you are offering. I love teapots and would love to win this prize.
    Happy Birthday!

  40. Gail on December 17th, 2013 1:55 pm

    Like everybody else, I love tea pots too. I have a few of your books and love them. I’d love to add this one to my collection. Happy Birthday. Gail in SC

  41. Becky Coyle on December 17th, 2013 2:12 pm

    My birthday is Nov 28 and hubby’s is Dec 16. We both lament the combined birthday presents as kids. I feel your pain. I’d love a copy of your Teapots book; it looks adorable! Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

  42. Lynn Palyszeski on December 17th, 2013 3:32 pm

    What an absolute treasure.

  43. Debbie S. (in Washington State) on December 17th, 2013 5:32 pm

    I have always loved your teapots! Such a charming book! Hope I’m one of your winners!

  44. Liz M on December 17th, 2013 5:34 pm

    My MIL collected teapots, cups & saucers. I inherited her collection and they are displaying beautifully in my dining room.

    Merry Christmas

  45. Mary Gordon on December 17th, 2013 5:35 pm

    That picture is beautiful. And the question was raised, what do we love about tea pots? I think like a favorite soup – they remind us of love, warmth and comfort.

  46. cynthia on December 17th, 2013 5:53 pm

    My birthday is right after Christmas–everyone has holiday fatigue, so you have my condolences. The book looks charming; thanks for the chance.

  47. Annie on December 17th, 2013 5:54 pm

    Oh, teapots are so pretty!

  48. Sandy A in St. Louis on December 17th, 2013 6:40 pm

    These are so pretty! I have a fabric that would be perfect for a teapot block, too.

    Happy birthday month!

  49. Linda Webster on December 17th, 2013 6:47 pm

    I love teapots too! What could be more relaxing than hand applique and a cup of tea.

  50. Eileen Keane on December 17th, 2013 7:05 pm

    Hi Kay,
    My birthday is January 8th, so I completely understand the whole gift thing.
    I love tea, teapots and applique, so this giveaway is perfect!
    Thank you so much for doing it, and a very Happy Birthday!

  51. Victoria Miner on December 17th, 2013 7:25 pm

    I love this teapot book. I’ve eyed it longingly ever since I first saw it. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway and the chance to win.

  52. Lynne Logue on December 17th, 2013 8:52 pm

    I have always felt a bit sad for those with Christmas birthdays. You may not get combo gifts but you only get gifts once a year! Applique is one of my favourite techniques to use in stitching. It is so much fun building a picture. Thank you for sharing this giveaway. Happy Birthday to you!

  53. KatieQ on December 17th, 2013 10:24 pm

    Happy Birthday! My birthday is on the 20th and my childhood was filled with disappointment over the “I got you one large present so it would be for Christmas and your birthday” scam. My cousins are about the same age and got presents of similar value for Christmas, but they also got real birthday presents. Luckily, I dealt with the disappointment and didn’t turn into an ax murderer.
    I do love tea and collect teapots. It would be lovely to receive a copy of your book. I would count it as a Christmas present too. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  54. Nancy Hanson on December 18th, 2013 12:19 am

    Having lived in England for two years, tea and teapots have a special place in my heart. I would love to have this book. Thanks so much for all you do. Happy Holidays.

  55. Paulette Voit on December 18th, 2013 3:31 am

    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! My mothers birthday was Dec 21st and we always made sure we had a party and kept it separate from the holidays. Love your books and would enjoy the teapot book. May you have a very Merry Christmas.

  56. Lee on December 18th, 2013 7:07 am

    Happy Birthday to you! My MIL and daughter love teapots – what a lovely thought to do a giveaway and share ! thank you!

  57. Teresa on December 18th, 2013 7:25 am

    What fun..please count me in the drawing. My twins have December birthdays, and now my son-in-law and a future son-in-law all have December birthdays!

  58. Angie in SoCal on December 18th, 2013 8:25 am

    From a mid December birthday gal,Happy Birthday, Kay! Know just what you mean. The book is great. Thanks for the chance.

  59. candace on December 18th, 2013 8:47 am

    Happy Birthday Kay, I have a son born in early Dec. When he was little, we always waited to put the Christmas decorations out until after his birthday so that he didnt feel his birthday was lumped in with the holiday.

  60. Charlene McCullough on December 18th, 2013 9:05 am

    Happy Birthday! A friend of mine collects teapots. I’d love to have the book to make her something. I patterns from Just Cross Stitch but no applique. Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas

  61. Suzanne on December 18th, 2013 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday to you and thank you for the opportunity to win this book. Both my children’s birthdays are around Christmas, December 21st for my daughter and December 26th for my son. Merry Christmas!!

  62. Rhonda Casey on December 18th, 2013 12:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Kay. Hope you party ’til the cows come home;)

    Love that teapot, the fabric is beautiful.

  63. martha mumaw on December 18th, 2013 1:37 pm

    I love the look of teapots! So elegant!

  64. Kathy L on December 18th, 2013 2:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Kay. Love your applique designs and would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Lynn S on December 18th, 2013 6:28 pm

    What a tea-lightful gift! I hope you have a wonderful birthday! It would be a treasure to make a teapot quilt. I love applique–but haven’t tried the back-basting technique…something to add onto my 2014 learn-to-do list!

  66. Rita on December 19th, 2013 4:20 am

    It`s true – we do love our teapots!

  67. Angele on December 19th, 2013 5:13 am

    Kay, your teapot appliqué book sounds very appealing. In the new year, my resolution is to get more appliqués done in my life. I would be honored to have this book of yours. I too always felt hyped because my bday is close to Christmas. Yep the gift never seemed bigger than the others around the tree.
    Merry Christmas and a great 2014 year filled with health, love and creativity.

  68. Sage Norbury on December 19th, 2013 12:05 pm

    I, too, have a “close to Christmas” birthday on 12/29. I feel your pain. What a great contest. I love, love, love teapots, tea and quilting.

    Thanks for doing this.

    Have a joyous Holiday and a prosperous and safe New Year.

  69. Patty W on December 19th, 2013 3:01 pm

    Many kindred spirits out there as I,also, love teapots and applique. I would love to win your book – thanks for the opportunity. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  70. Dot on December 19th, 2013 8:01 pm

    Happy Birthday, Kay! I’m feeling guilty because I just gave a combo gift to my son-in-law, whose birthday was December 10.

  71. Peggy on December 19th, 2013 10:23 pm

    love teapots too…and would love the book :)

  72. Heather on December 20th, 2013 1:28 pm

    Happy Birthday! Please pick me! My daughter needs a teapot quilt!

  73. Lyn on December 20th, 2013 1:33 pm

    Happy birthday! Teapot patterns are great; there are so many things you can do with them.

  74. Ruth on December 21st, 2013 4:18 am

    A teapot quilt would be so much fun! Please add me to the drawing.

  75. Maureen on December 21st, 2013 8:11 pm

    Happy Birthday Kay! I don’t know if I made it in time to enter into the give-away but a girl can try! Thanks for the chance.

  76. Debra Neiman on December 22nd, 2013 4:29 pm

    Just got your e-mail and I responded. Thank you sooooo much. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com.