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!


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 In fact I pulled out a new, unpublished one that I already had and stitched it up in the larger size required for sending it in.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

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,
By Kay Mackenzie


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