Giveaway! American Quilter Magazine
THANK YOU, HILARY AND PEGGY!
Good Morning, Quilters! I hope you all had a lovely Easter filled with family, friends, fun and of course, JELLY BEANS!
Last week was busy at The Inbox Jaunt! Two generous quilters made guest appearances:
On Wednesday we stitched patterns and variations with Hilary Florence HERE and
On Sunday, Peggy Riemer shared a paper piecing pattern HERE!
Thank you for sharing, ladies–We certainly enjoyed your company and your expertise! Come again any time….
AMERICAN QUILTER ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
As I reported HERE, my debut article for American Quilter (My Line with Lori Kennedy) is on newsstands now! I was thrilled to see it for sale at my nearby JoAnns store….so thrilled, in fact, that I bought a few extra copies–to share with YOU!
THREE LUCKY WINNERS
In order to enter this Giveaway I’m going to solicit YOUR advice…Please review all the free motion quilt tutorials HERE and pick your favorites. I will use YOUR favorites for an upcoming column in American Quilter magazine.
As I have found on Open Line Fridays, YOU are my best advisors…so tell me your favorites and earn a chance to WIN American Quilter Magazine.
You’re THE BEST,
PS…All images, tutorials, and information found here is the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and is intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, tweet, pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks a million!
184 responses to “Giveaway! American Quilter Magazine”
There are so many designs to choose from. I believe it depends on what you want to use the design for, how you want it incorporated onto your quilt. I would like to see the quilt and suggestions on which design can be used.
Lori, congrats on the magazine column. I have used the square flower motif just recently and LOVE it. I think the thread and spool is adorable but haven’t found a place for it…yet! They are all marvelous and choosing favorites is difficult. I may be a “no reply” blogger so I’m including my email address just in case it shows up tht way for you. marsha(dot)hodgkins@yahoo(dot)com
Thanks so much for so many fabulous tutorials!
This was a hard decision between the leaf design and the pinecone. Congratulations. The pinecone is something I have not seen anywhere else, so that is the one i choose. Thank you for giving away a copy of the magazine and I hope I get one.
All of the quilting is beautiful, but my favorite ones, in no particular order are Daisy Chain, Snow Flakes and the puzzle piece one. Thanks!
The three I like are the Irish Chain, Wind, Umbrella. Lori, that was a difficult decision since all are beautiful and some day hope to master them. Would love to receive this magazine as a gift. Congratulations on your debut with this magazine.
diamonds, grid play, square flower and nikki’s puzzle and circles. I plan on using circles soon.
Flower power is so versatile, so it’s my favorite, but I like the twisted rope too.
I love all of them, but my most favorites are grid play because it’s overall design the symmetry, flower power because I’m hippie at heart, extra sweet heart border, because I love hearts, swirls and world because of the fancy border work, and the pinecone, that’s just beautiful!!! I love a chance to win the magazine thank you. ~a
I meant to say “swirls and twirls”. Not “world”because of the fancy border work. ~a
I am new to machine quilting so I looked at the tutorials to see which made sense to me … and seemed to be within my abilities. I loved Swirls and Twirls, Sweet Sunshine, Diamonds are Forever, and (for the future) Maypop Leaf.
I agree with everyone…it’s hard to pick a favorite but I love the Flower Power and it’s variations, Swirls and Twirls, Swirling Stars, The Fabulous Flower, Fluer de lis, Open leaf and Spiral, and the Holly Leaf…I used it on so many Christmas presenst this year along with your other Christmasy designs. Thanks for the chance to win…too fun!
I’m still doing PT…I got scolded today for vacuuming and mopping wrong LOL!…maybe I can convince the insurance company I need a maid (!!!) cuz cleaning is hurting my back. (heehee)
Well I love them all, but my favorites are the pumpkin and the pinecone. I love fall and fall colors and all things fall. If I had to select one, I guess I’d choose the pumpkin. Thanks for offering the giveaway and congrats again on getting in the magazine!!
My favourites are spiral flower project, the tulip and the figure eight leaf and the daisy chain. I still love your other amazing works though.
By far and away, the square garden flower. I have used it in squares and rectangles and it draws many compliments. I always refer them to your site. So happy I found you.
I love the pumpkin and pine cone tutorials, but the ones I find the most versatile are the square flower and it’s variations, the double loop vine and flower power tutorials. I find I use them a lot…although the Maypop Leaf may be added to that list real soon. Love, love, love your tutorials!
Congrats on having your first article published. I looked at your tutorials and I like the Oak Leaf, the Holly Leaf and the Laypop leaf. Hope that helps.
Ruth at email@example.com
What an incentive to scroll all the way to see each on. And, of course, each one is as pretty or prettier than the last. That said, I’d give my vote to the double heart leaf vine. Am I the only one who chose that one? I do love heart motifs.
I have 3 in my top faves. I love the spools and used them on a wall hanging. It was the perfect motif and I love them. I am planning to use the Extra Sweet Hearts in a quilt I am using now and I really love the swirls and twirls too.
Sandy, I am new to machine quilting and the Maypop leaf seems to be suited for beginners
My favorite overall patterns are Flower Power and Grid Play. My other favorites include Extra Sweet Heart border, Fabulous Flower, Woven Cross Hatch/Orange Peel, and I love the Irish Chain. I also Love the magazine and would love to have this issue. Thanks for asking my opinion and for the giveaway.
Square flower & variation is/are my fave(s). They were when I first saw them!!!
I’ve been using The Square Flower on my current project and love it! It’s easy to scale to the required size. It fits great in the 6″ center piece of the 18″ block in my quilt.
They are all gorgeous, but I love swirls and twirls best. Thanks for the chance to win!
Any of your wonderful tutorials would be terrific for an article. I chose three, but I could easily choose six more. I love both hearts, the pinecone, and the Fleur-de-lis. I really like the flowers and the pumpkin too. See, I could go on and on. I love all of the swirls too!
I love all the patterns and you make it so easy to follow. I use these patterns for both machine and hand quilting so the one I use a lot would be Flower Power and then twested rope and the wind. However, it depends on the theme of the quilt. Really like the 3 rail set up. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the American Quilter Magazine.
Oh so exciting! I love Flower Power! So pretty!
Wow, that sounds like such an easy request, but I didn’t realize there were so many to choose from. I’ve been following you for about 2 months, so it was really hard to pick just one! As for me, I would like to see Grid play featured, because I want to see more. But I’m going to practice Twisted rope, Flower power, Snowflake and puzzle.
I like the basic leaf, the sweetheart border, and then the oak leaf. But, really, they are all nice so any you choose will look fine. I’m going to use the sweetheart border on my neices quilt I am quilting now. Thanks! Not sure if my email shows up so just in case it is firstname.lastname@example.org
I love all your tutorials! The one that I have used the most on quilts so far is the square flower. I’ve also had good luck with the double loop vine. There are many more I want to try, but these are the ones I’ve actually used on finished quilts.
I enjoy your blog and have learned so many useful things from it. Thanks for being so generous with your quilting ideas.
I like all of the FMQ Tutorials. But I will choose the following three:
The Fabulous Flower
The Picket Fence
It was so hard to pick a favorite as they are all so wonderful. However I especially liked Irish Chain, Sweet Sunshine, Swirls and Twirls, and Double Heart Leaf
My fav is the Square Flower…I’ve been practicing it a lot, I have a quilt it will be perfect for.
Lori, I love your fleur de lis design. I’ve used it a number on times on narrow borders and just think it is beautiful. I like both the basic and Deluxe Fleur de lis are amazing. I’m so glad I found your blog. I follow you almost every day.
My favorite is your Lollipop Flower. I just used it in a quilt. I’d also like to make the lollipop flower quilt. I don’t know how you come up with so many motifs but I’m happy you do!
So very exciting. And I’m so happy for you and proud of you, at the same time.
You have written so many wonderful tutorials, and are so talented, I’m sure what ever you publish in future magazine issues will be wonderful. And, what ever I share you have probably already thought of, but here goes:
– think of some seasonal articles, such as showcasing designs like your Pinecone tutorial
– easy FMQ designs such as your Braided Wheat, Twisted Rope,
– intermediate FMQ designs such as Straight Line Variations, the Twist, Basic Spiral,
– advanced FMQ designs such as Open Leaf, Swirls and Twirls
Maybe rotating articles that are beg-intermediate-advanced will keep quilters of all levels intrigued.
I also think articles showing planning a quilt for FMQ would be good. For example, how would you quilt a hexie quilt that used batiks? I’m inclined to think you wouldn’t want to do too much FMQ on a batik that wouldn’t show off the design, due to the impact of the fabric. On the other hand, you may have some wonderful ideas….and I’d certainly want to learn…..
Irish Chain, Grid Play and Swirls and Twirls but it is very hard because they are all good for different quilts and of course they are all wonderful anyway.
I love both the Irish Chain and Flower Power equally!
Lori, I spent Saturday quilting the square flower into my niece’s quilt, and the squares are just beautiful. My favourite–and the only one I’ve done so far. But there will be more. Thanks for your wonderful tutorials.
Your designs are all beautiful;
so hard to pick but I do like the basic leaf for a border and the picket fence is enchanting.
Would help, if you said to click on the picture of the design to get to the tutorials. I like the Irish chain, pumpkin and spiderweb. Your other designs are interesting as well.
Grid play. All of the designs are amazing. You are very talented. Thanks for the giveaway.
For the many kids’ charity quilts that I do, Nikki’s Puzzle looks to be a great FMQ…and here I was thinking that this would take some time to do each box. But you are so smart to have simplified the process. Love it! I will try it. I also like Flower Power for the all-over look.
I like so many it is hard to choose. The swirling star is my favorite.
All of your designs are wonderful so it is hard to choose. I like The Perfect Pumpkin and The Spider Web. They are two of my favorites!
Wow, so many wonderful designs to choose from. My favorites are Sweet Sunshine, Flower Variation, The Oak Leaf and The Lollipop Flower. I have tried Sweet Sunshine on some mug rugs I made. They didn’t look as good as yours, but I was getting better by the 5th one. Thanks for the giveaway.
So many choices. I think for starters I’d choose lots of spirals. This seems a good way to gain flexibility and spontaneity in my quilting. What I really love is the combining of motifs and fills, such as you use in the picture heading your blog!
I love your floral and leaf designs best. Mine aren’t nearly as elaborate as yours but I just do basic parts.
I like all your tutorials but the pinecone is one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.
I really like the spool (for using on gifts for quilting friends!), the pinecone, and the puzzle. :c)
I think the ones I like best are the Irish Chain (my favorite,) the Tulip and Figure-8 Leaf, and The Wind. But of course, they all are good.