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Spotlight on Martingale 2012: Winners Announced!

Through 35 years of dedication to quilting, Martingale---a.k.a That Patchwork Place---has published over 1,100 books that have sold more than 20 million copies. In March 2012, the company launched ShopMartingale.com, a new website featuring exclusive eBooks and ePatterns, plus a new blog--Stitch This!--offering tutorials, freebies, and giveaways. Stop by anytime you feel the need to create with confidence!

Martingale Links & Resources:

ShopMartingale.com

Stitch This! Blog

Martingale QCA Sponsor Page

Win one of 3 $100 eGift Certificates (Free Shipping Included) to ShopMartingale.com.

Here's How to Enter:

Browse ShopMartingale.com and tell us below what you will buy if you win one of the $100 eGift Certificates.

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) April 30th, 2012. One entry per person. Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

Three Lucky Winners will be Announced in May. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Winners will be notified via email. If you are notified as a winner, you will have 7 days to respond to the email. If you do not respond, your prize will be awarded at random to another participant. 

Congratulations to our 3 Lucky Winners!

Elizabeth P.: Appliqué books; especially Appliqué Takes Wing by Jane Townswick. I have one of her appliqué books, and I have almost worn it out with use...

Deepender: I immediately saw some books I would love to get if I win--on circles, quilting techniques, handbags...it's hard to choose!

nldlwright: I would love to buy more Martingale books. I have a large collection of Martingale books already and I would choose some for sewing up scraps.


Comments

Barbara wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:52 AM

Books ,you have so many I need ,I would use the certificate for the books I need and can't afford .

Krystyna wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:18 AM

I would go on a wonderful shopping spree for books. So many to choose from! What a dilemma!

Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:26 AM

Since I've just taken over as "Librarian" for our quilt guild, I would buy an assortment of newer quilting books.  Our guild does not have any budget for books, so our library depends on donations from members - an infusion of new books would be inspirational and wonderful!

thanks

brianacala wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:26 AM

Books and epatterns you can never have too many books.

Carol Vickers wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:32 AM

You can NEVER have too many books.  I see some new baby quilt ones that I could use and two editions of Mary Covey's Follow the Line quilting that I am missing!  What a joy to win!!!!

cathieinva wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:41 AM

You know I love the Martingale books but didn't realize how many I actually own!  Just got the latest Mary Covey book but there are plenty of others I'd love to get and gosh all that other crafty stuff WOW! Yup, I could really do some damage with this win!  

roseann1 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:42 AM

I would pick a combination of ebooks and epatterns.  The choices are great so it would be hard to decide specifics.

Nuna wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:45 AM

I am new to quilting so I would buy a little of everything!!

Fran wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:47 AM

What a wonderful time I would have shopping! I think I would start with the whole set of Follow the Lines Quilting Designs, to have all four volumes would be a dream!

Violet wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:47 AM

Can anyone have to many books . . . .  I don't think so.  Love ebooks as I can print just the info needed at the time.

Kelley wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:49 AM

I have several Patterns that I see and must have.... great stuff...

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:53 AM

Books!!!  I am a book addict.

Bonnie Larson wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:00 AM

Probably the books, although it is hard to decide.........

nettiequilts wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:00 AM

Oh, that's easy, more "QUILT BOOKS" to build up my library and share with my "quilty" friends in my quilt guild and quilt bee.   I am always pulling my books out to find patterns and ideas and to help with current projects.   When I see it is a Martingale book, I know it will be wonderful.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Nettie

erinanheier wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:08 AM

I love books!  They give me so many ideas and teach me new techniques. Plus, I enjoy admiring the photos!

cindy jane wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:08 AM

the you have so many I'm always looking for good quilting books

    cindy jane

ZephyrJ wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:09 AM

Pls don't hold me to it, but I would purchase PRETTY PATCHWORK QUILTS, ALL TIME FAV. SCRAP QUILTS, ANOTHER BITE OF SCHNIBBLES & FLOWERS ALL AROUND.  Thanks for such a great contest.

valeriepbeecher@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:14 AM

Definitely books on quilting and punchneedle - so much great inspiration and wonderful tips.

LJ_Tulip wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:24 AM

I need to work on my machine quilting and would buy Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy.  Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:25 AM

Books, Books, and more books are what I would buy. I am a book magnet and love it! I think Martingale books are the best and would love to add to my library. Right now, I am looking at the Schnibbles books. I have one of the series and really would like to add Another Bite of Schnibbles. I am also interested in scrap quilting, so All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts would be another purchase. After adding those two to my cart, I would be like a kid in a candy store!

Barbaraannmc wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:27 AM

I would choose some of the quilting books and some of the sewing and quilting epatterns.  I like ebooks and epatterns because you don't have to wait for them to come in the mail!!!

libbylondon wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:32 AM

I would buy both patterns and books.  I like the Big Boy Blue Quilt pattern.

Heather Andrews wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:33 AM

I love the idea of the ebooks as they are always right their when you need them.  Sometimes I find I miss place ab actual book so the ebook is easier.  I love all the books that feature different blocks.

pomlvr317 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:37 AM

Books and patterns. Just starting and need all the ideas I can find.

darandsam wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:38 AM

i saw some very nice applique books I would like to add to my bookshelf

pomlvr317 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:43 AM

Books and patterns. I'm a newbie and looking for all the inspiration I can find.

sf6200 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:51 AM

There are a couple of DVDs I'd like to have, a ruler or two to replace well-used ones, and, of course, books!

Patricia Faye wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:52 AM

So many exceptional things to pick from, but with $100 I would buy several of the books on paper piecing, borders and The Civil War Legacies and several packets of the papers for foundation piecing.  After that was spent I'd have to come back for patterns too!

UptownConnie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:58 AM

I would buy the following books (and of course, it is more than $100....): "All Time Favorite Scrap Quilts" by That Patchwork Place; "The Big Book of Patchwork" by Judy Hopkins; "Bits & Pieces" by K. Costello Soltys; and "Clever Quarters, Too" by S. Teegarden Dismore.

goodkitty wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:59 AM

I like so many of the wonderful offerrings. I'd get the Folded fabric fun, Easy reversible vests, Resew, and A fine finish. Thanks for the opportunity!

denisebe wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:01 AM

Civil War Legacies, and other books on old time quilts/quilting

rita goshorn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:01 AM

books!  one on borders, two on applique and one on sox ... i'd be tickled to get them!

Linda L. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:05 AM

I love the history of Civil War Quilts, so the first book I would choose would be a Civil War Quilt book, followed by th Big Book of Patchwork. Then I would probably look at quilt books with smaller projects such as table runners, baby quilts, etc.

Yorkiefan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:09 AM

I love books or DVD's on quilting, crocheting and knitting.  I need to learn to finishing my quilts better.

So many thing to choose from!

Scarlett Rose wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:10 AM

I would like Jane Townswick's second Artful Applique book. I have her first one! I'd also like Lynn Ann Majidimehr's Flower Show Quilts and Terrie Kygar's Creative Quilts from your Crayon Box.

Sue wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:27 AM

I would get some books on machine quilting, on improving your hand applique and on knitting socks (a new obsession of mine!) I would also look for a book to add to our guild library, since I'm librarian for the second year!

Janice wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:32 AM

I would have a great time picking out new books to have patterns to knit some new socks. Or maybe a shawl. Or a vest. Or a sweater for my husband. What a treat that would be!

sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:33 AM

books patterns and free motion quilting designs. Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate.

Julie

Connie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:02 PM

My book choices would be: Sew the Perfect Bag, Start w/ a Sweatshirt Book 1, Resew....I love the whole idea of repurposing clothes.  Thanks for this!! Connie in California

Tipper wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:07 PM

Books and more books

ironqueen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:07 PM

I would be so excited to win so that I could obtain some books for our quilt exchange class, and maybe one for me too!

Libink3 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:08 PM

I would get 3 of the all in one rulers, one for myself and give the other two to my sister in laws!

plaispins wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:15 PM

Well of course I'd pick books but I have my top favorites selected already so since I've become a fat quarter addict of late, I'd take Fat Quarter Quilting, and because I need to my something for my granddaughter, American Doll Quilts, to go with the dresses I've made for her American Girl doll, and Celtic Quilts because I loved Ireland and wish I could go back, and All Through the Woods ebook because I love everything north since I moved here.

plown wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:16 PM

I have a lot of your books already, but some that I would like to add to my collection are Fast, Flirty & Fun, Quilting with fat quarters, Wonder Blocks & Spectacular Rectangles.  Of course, my list may change because I may not be able to wait to win these!  May have to go buy them sooner:)

Dee wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:17 PM

To say I want them all would be an understatement!  I would love to try something new and this would be a great opportunity to spread my wings and do something that isn't my normal quilting project.  I would LOVE to redesign my sewing space and "creating the perfect sewing studio" would be a great place to start!

kbiciocchi wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:22 PM

If I won, I would buy books because I love to look through them and plan/dream about new creations.  They are always so inspiring!  I've already browsed a bit and I have my eye on a few I would enjoy - like,  "Another Bite of Schnibbles", "English Paper-Piecing - Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek" and "101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts".  A quilter's work is never done - there's always the next one!  Thanks for the chance to win.

Marilyn Snow wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:27 PM

I would get some of the Follow-The-Line Quilting design books to use with my long-arm.  I am intrigued by the book Creative Quilts From Your Crayon Box.  Thanks!!

Juanita wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:28 PM

I have fallen in love with paper piecing and would love to develop a library of books on this subject.

Juanita wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:28 PM

I have fallen in love with paper piecing and would love to develop a library of books on this subject.

Maureen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:38 PM

I would gladly shop for DVD's and books for my daughter - just beginning quilting and sewing although she has little time.

Judy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:40 PM

Love all the quilting books will take a long time to choose my books might even give each of my 3 daughters a choice too.   Paper piecing is fun just starting to machine quilt so books on machine quilting would be good.  

Thanks for contest.

ioiita54@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:41 PM

Books, books, and more books!

Janet Crossman wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:41 PM

I think I would spend my gift on quilting tools that I don't already possess and with any leftover it would be books. Thanks

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 12:56 PM

A mix of tools and books to broaden my knowledge and skillset.

Linda Ales wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 1:07 PM

I LOVE That Patchwork Place books.  I'll add to my collection of them.  Never too many, keep them coming!    

Quiltin Barb wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 1:07 PM

I would love to add more books & patterns to my library!!!

Quiltin Barb wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 1:11 PM

I would love to get more books & patterns!

vwlady54 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 1:30 PM

I already have my list made....I 'd buy the 4",6",8" Bias rulers by Nancy Martin, next would be the Quilter's Coaster Collection IV, then several of Papers for Foundation Piecing. ;-)!!  I would give all but the foundation papers as gifts to my "quilt-y" friends....as "just because" gifts.  Thanks for the chance!

Katmandu wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 1:32 PM

These are a few of the books I am looking at. If I win I'll for sure have to whittle down the list!

Creative Mixed Media - Paint Print Stitch Stamp Embellish

By Sherrill Kahn

Complex Cloth - A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design

By Jane Dunnewold

Positively Postcards - Quilted Keepsakes to Save or Send

By Bonnie Sabel

Sewing Pottery by Machine

By Barbara Warholic

ReSew - Turn Thrift-Store Finds into Fabulous Designs

By Jenny Wilding Cardon

Start with a Sweatshirt 2 - More Stylish Jackets to Sew

By Nancie M. Wiseman

Harvest Table Pincushions ePattern

By Joanna Figueroa

Front Porch Guests Pincushions ePattern

By Joanna Figueroa

Kitchen Garden Pincushions ePattern

By Joanna Figueroa

Zinnia Pincushion ePattern

By Linda Lum DeBono

Appliqué Takes Wing - Exquisite Designs for Birds, Butterflies, and More

By Jane Townswick

Copy Cat Quilts

By Dawn E. Navarro

Cutting-Garden Quilts - Fabulous Fusible Flowers

By Melinda Bula

Flower Show Quilts - Stunning Appliqué on a Patchwork Canvas

By Lynn Ann Majidimehr

More Fabulous Flowers - Mini-Quilts in Dimensional Appliqué

By Sharon K Baker

Points of View - Landscape Quilts to Stitch and Embellish

By Valerie Hearder

Showstopping Quilts to Foundation Piece

By Judy Pollard, Tricia Lund

Welcome to the North Pole - Santa's Village in Applique

By Becky Goldsmith

bakcp wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 1:44 PM

Martingale 2012 spotlight, I have never visited this site prior to this contest; I have several Martingale books and love them.  However I would first purchase the "Papers for Foundation Piecing", ''Kim Diehl's Note Cards " and the really cute string lights for my quilt room ("Mini Spool Lights and Star Block Lights") how cute are these ??  Next the book on "Sashiko" with DVD plus anyother DVD's as I love to learn by watching new techniques; ok and lastly ''Grammy's Favorite Knits for Baby'' print version.  This was so much Fun !!

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 1:49 PM

Quilting and sewing books would be on my list.

Texasmusicmom wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 2:10 PM

I would buy some patterns and new books for inspiration!  Also some new rulers!

Renee wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 2:23 PM

I would buy quilting books.  I am especially looking forward to the release of Kim Diehl's new book!

didash wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 2:24 PM

Quilting pattern books and "how-to" books, supplies - I'm currently making my FIRST quilt (finally, after wanting to do it for 40+ years! LOL) and have SO MUCH to learn and my supplies are sorely limited!!

vsteckbeck@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 2:53 PM

I would have fun Christmas shopping for all my quilting,knitting friends and getting some books and notions for myself.

lisa.torrey wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:10 PM

I could go through the $100 on books alone, but I might want a couple of rulers.  Then again, there are quite a few books I'd like to have!  Decisions, decisions.

Elizabeth P. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:22 PM

Applique books; especially "Applique Takes Wing" by Jane Townswick.  I have one of her applique books, and I have almost worn in out with use.  (I wish I could get this as an acctual book, not just an E-Book.)

I'd also get all three of Susan Taylor Propst's Books:  "Nature's Beauty in Applique", "Beautiful Blooms", and "Another Season of Beautiful Blooms"; and Shron Baker's "More Fabulous Flowers - Dinensional Applique"

kniess wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:32 PM

I'd use the $100 to buy e-patterns as well as at least one knitting book for my daughter.

wordygirl wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:33 PM

I love Martingale's quilting books, and I'm sure I'd go on a spree!

quiltgran wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:48 PM

I would be looking for anything on color and how to put them together.  Color is such a fascinating topic.  So I would be ordering some color inspiration if I win.

Dorothy

Vicki wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:51 PM

I would like to buy books and e-patterns

luvdafroggy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:52 PM

Books, books, and more books!  I spend sooooo much more than I should on quilty/crafty books that it would be a relief (to my husband!) if I won some for free!  =)

paquinprovost wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 3:58 PM

There is so much I want, I will definitely exceed the $100.00 gift.

Dawn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 4:12 PM

My first grandchild is due in August and I am learning to quilt so I can make heirloom blankets for him/her and the others sure to follow. The how-to and beginning books would certainly give me a good start in learning this new craft.  Jelly Babies looks like a good place to start and Let's Pretend looks like a lot of fun.

SHARONM-26 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 4:21 PM

Oh the many things I would love to buy. Applique books top my list i am starting to get a feel for this part of quilting, I really enjoy it. Then there are so many lovely E patterns that i would love to have and tools oh my. Thank you all for a chance to win. Happy Crafting and Quilting.

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 4:24 PM

It would definitely have to be Favorite Quilts from Anka's Treasures. I love her colors, shapes, projects, and most of all, simplicity of design. All her quilts, though intricate in look, are easy on the eye and just say "home"...just what a quilt should say to me.

BottleLaker wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:01 PM

Oh so many choices, where do I start and what do I pick, then do I leave in  Maine or take to Florida, maybe should have duplicates of some!

Tickhill wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:18 PM

I would buy Civil War and other quilting history books.  I have recently  become enchanted with historic quilts and would love to have ideas to reproduce some of these wonderful old treasures.  Martingale has some terrific books to feed my new interest!

SewingFanJan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:23 PM

I would purchase a book or two on easy baby quilts, as I make several a year for a new babies in our World Friendship group.  I would also get a book on finishing techniques for knitting, since I am fairly new to that technique.  Otherwise, I'd browse to try to make the difficult decisions that would keep me in budget!

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:42 PM

I would buy the books that show ways to combine piecing and applique.  I love how that looks.

swalker287 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:46 PM

I already own a lot of Martingale books, but there's always more to love, especially in the hand stitching (Stitched for Fun) and small gifts category (Cool Girls Quilt).  And I like the idea of epatterns, too.  There are so many to choose from, but I have my eye on the sewing machine cover.

jotenijo wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:48 PM

Clever Quarters - Quilts from Fat-Quarter Cuts; Clever Quarters, Too - More Quilts from Fat Quarters; Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space - Sewing-Room Makeovers for Any Space and Any Budget;  Fat Quarter Quilts (ebook); Fat-Quarter Quilting - 21 Terrific 16" x 20" Projects; A Baker's Dozen - 13 Quilts from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and More From the Staff at That Patchwork Place®; and probably more.

Joanmh wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:48 PM

I think $100.00 would buy a lot of product.  My favorites:  Civil War legacy ebook because I love the old quilts and there is one that even has a pattern like a very old quilt I once had.  I've always been partial to the '30's and would like Peony Garden quilt epattern.  And of course, one can never have enough rulers.  Winning would mean sitting down and perusing everything, much like a child at Christmas looking thru a toy catalog.  So many choices to pick from.

dgthoel@ncn.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 5:59 PM

I would buy books.  When I don't have enough time to sew quilts I can at least admire and wish by looking at books.  Besides, I can take books with me and enjoy them wherever I go.

Duane Wiley wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:10 PM

1.  300 Paper Pieced Blocks     by Carol Doak

2.  Appliqué Takes Wing - Exquisite Designs for Birds, Butterflies, and More     By Jane Townswick

3. Positively Postcards - Quilted Keepsakes to Save or Send   By Bonnie Sabel

These would be my first three and then I will finish with a few e-patterns!  I love Martingales!

Elizabeth wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:13 PM

Books, patterns .. so many I'd love to have but simply can't fit into the budget right now. Would definitely pick up the following:

Modern Basics - Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space, and Style (by Amy Ellis)

Make Your Bed - Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style (by Leslee Evans)

These two are at the top of my long, long list of desired publications.  There's no doubt I could easily use up that $100 gift certificate in no time at all .. lol

Glenda wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:13 PM

I would buy the books on machine quilting, such as More Twice Quilted Designs and Follow the Line Quilting Designs.  I would also get the Around the Around the Town Quilt Pattern.  I would also like the All in one ruler and maybe the Dutch Treat Book if I had enough left over.   :)

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:15 PM

The categories of books (perhaps DVDs) that would like to purchase include free motion quilting, sashiko, applique, and maybe one with quilt patterns.  Examples include "Sashiko" with DVD;  Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy; and Another Bite of Schnibbles.  I don't know what to select that would be best for me to use for Applique. Thanks for the giveaway. I KNOW that can spend all of it with Martingale!

sagearwen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:16 PM

I would have such fun shopping on this site.  The Quiting rulers would be a must as well as a couple of patterne and then I would have to check out the crochet pattern books as well.

Nancy in IN wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:18 PM

I want Nature's Beauty and several of the appliques book and machine quilting books.

Thanks

cjmorrow wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:22 PM

A few years ago, I worked for a quilt shop that got automatic shipments of Martingale Books monthly.  They were always new releases, and it was then that I fell in love with your books.  Needless to say, I would certainly use a gift certificate to purchase even more of your books.  You know a quilter never has enough quilt books and patterns.

dardar wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:24 PM

I would choose the Front Porch Blooms Quilt. They say it is strip pieced. I also like the Pretty Patchwork quilt book. I am not much for applique but that cover is very inspiring.

Gram wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:30 PM

I would buy all the books on Machine Quilting and Bed Runners and some rulers that I don't have.

stormwatcher wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:44 PM

These books are always such good quality and I love so many of them...but I have REALLY been wanting "A Baker's Dozen,"  American Jane's Quilts for all seasons," and "Follow the Line Quilting Designs," as I am doing longarm quilting now.  Thanks! Stormwatcher

Sharon Carbine wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:54 PM

Martingale is my favorite book publisher.  If I win a ShopMartingale.com gift certificate, I will buy "Skinny Quilts and Table Runners" and "Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II - 15 Designs from Celebrated Quilters" By Eleanor Levie.  Also:  "SuperStrata Quilts - Celebrating the Colors of Bali" by Pamela Mostek and Susan Nelsen and "Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting."

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 7:13 PM

The categories of books (perhaps DVDs) that would like to purchase include free motion quilting, sashiko, applique, and maybe one with quilt patterns.  Examples include "Sashiko" with DVD;  Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy; and Another Bite of Schnibbles.  I don't know what to select that would be best for me to use for Applique. Thanks for the giveaway. I KNOW that can spend all of it with Martingale!

Judy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 7:25 PM

I would buy quilt books - ones I don't have - there's always something new to see and learn.  Must keep my quilting libary up to date.

jobago wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 7:28 PM

I would buy mostly books.  I saw some great books on bargello, batiks and using Asian fabrics, which are all my favorites.  I would also purchase some of the patterns.  I enjoyed the variety of them.  Very nice site!

tonbojan@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 7:36 PM

Selecting which books to choose from Martingale's list of books would be an extremely difficult task.  Deciding how to expand ones knowledge brings up so many questions; should I learn a new technique or expand my knowledge in a known field.  I would have to go with learning a new technique – Paper/Foundation Piecing.  Martingale’s selection of Paper/Foundation Piecing is so intriguing and what better way to use a gift if not for learning something new.  How do you know what you are missing until you have tried it!

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 7:53 PM

I would buy quilt books.

Kathleen Gray wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 8:11 PM

Items I would buy from Martingale would be some beginner books of quilting and sewing to start showing my grandchildren and other family members how much fun it is when you can just look at a pattern and sit down and decide colors and how to make items all come together.  At the same time, just think of the quality family time and how well spent it will be.  Lasting memories can be made from a small pattern.

lifeisgrand wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 8:11 PM

If I were lucky enough to win I would choose some books!  I would try to get a book to satisfy each area of my interests:  a charm pattern book for all my 5" squares I have already cut out; a jelly roll pattern book to use up all the 2 1/2" strips I have already cut out; a scrappy pattern book because I LOVE scrappy quilts, and a quick & easy pattern book to help me with all the charity quilts I donate!  These books would fit the bill for me! :)   Thanks for such a generous give away!

hskooler wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 8:14 PM

Oh, my, gosh!  $100 would go so fast for me!  I already own 23 books from Martingale and have used something from most of them.  I taught one quilt, Star-Crossed Crowns for the block of the month at our local quilt shop and over 85 people participated.  The directions are colorful, easy to understand and really appeal to me.  So here goes my $100:  365 Quilt-Block Patterns By Judy Hopkins, Accent on Angles - Easy Strip-Set Quilts by Susan Purney Mark, All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place, Civil War Sewing Circle, The - Quilts and Sewing Accessories Inspired by the Era By Kathleen Tracy, Japanese Circles Quilt ePattern By Karen Costello Soltys, Scrap-Basket Surprises - 18 Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips By Kim Brackett.  Oh darn, I think I'm out of gift certificate!

hskooler wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 8:31 PM

Oh, my gosh!  I own 23 books by Martingale Press already and have made something from most of them.  I taught  Star-Crossed Crowns by Susan Teegarten as a block-of-the-month to over 85 customers at our local quilt shop.  $100 would go so fast!  Here's what I'd get:  Scrap-Basket Surprises - 18 Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips By Kim Brackett, 365 Quilt-Block Patterns By Judy Hopkins, All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place, The Civil War Sewing Circle,- Quilts and Sewing Accessories Inspired by the Era By Kathleen Tracy, Log Cabin Fever - Innovative Designs for Traditional Quilts By Evelyn Sloppy, Lost Ships Quilt ePattern By Judy Pollard, Tricia Lund.  I think I may be out of money on my gift certificate!

SueWhited wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:01 PM

Civil War Legacies - Quilt Patterns for Reproduction Fabrics - that's what I would buy with part of it.  Then A Baker's Dozen - 13 Quilts from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and More From the Staff at That Patchwork Place®.    Scrap-Basket Surprises - 18 Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips

By Kim Brackett.  And ivil War Sewing Circle, The - Quilts and Sewing Accessories Inspired by the Era

By Kathleen Tracy.  That $100 went quickly now didn't it.  :)

pas66427 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:11 PM

You know most quilters have a fabric stash, well my weakness is books, so I have a book stash!  I will have to live to be 200 to make all of the quilts I have patterns for!  But I just can't resist when something new catches my eye!  Thanks for all your wonderful books and the chance to win a $100 gift certificate!

Pam Jay wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:38 PM

As I looked over all these wonderful books, I was surprised at how many I already own BUT I still found an easy 5 or 6 more I would love to have! I'm hoping I win that $100 gift certificate :-)

wicwas3@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9:59 PM

I appreciate the weekly sales. Money is tight, and the sale items mean I can buy more (fabric, patterns, notions) with my quilt budget.

Grace C wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:00 PM

I would buy quilting patterns.  I love trying new patterns and don't like to make the same pattern 2times, unless I combine it with another pattern.  I don't think I could have to many patterns.

Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:01 PM

Your books are wonderful and who can resist another book about a technique you are working to improve.  I see several options that need to be added to my library.  Thank you for this great give away.

grandmasonnalea wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:28 PM

If I win I'd buy the quilters rulers and some quilters books.

nancym31 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 1 April 2012, 11:39 PM

I would buy all the Follow-the-line quilting designs books.

sari228 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 12:07 AM

Just as just about everyone else, I would buy lots of BOOKS!!  Probably some other stuff, too.

Susan Hummell wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 1:53 AM

I'd spend the gift certificate on books.  I'd buy Adventures in Circles - Quilt Designs from Start to Finish By Leigh E. McDonald because I'm crazy about circles.  Another Bite of Schnibbles - 24 Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares by Carrie Nelson is another book I'd choose because I seem to be collecting a lot of 5" squares.  The technique used in Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box - Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Appliqué  by Terrie Kygar looks like a lot of fun, so that book would be added to my list.  I'd finish the list with Reversible Quilts - Two at a Time By Sharon Pederson

Barb Colvin wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 2:56 AM

I have my eye on three books:  'Favorite Quilts from Anka's Treasures', 'Urban Country Quilts', and 'A to Z of Crochet'.  With the balance I'll stroll through the individual patterns :)

HelenyHarm wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 4:20 AM

I love my Bernina.  It gives me many hours of pleasure.  The possibilities are endless.  I would use the money to buy an accessory that I do not have.  New books on specialty items would enhance my knowledge and ability.  The joys are great for myself, family and friends.

sodle wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 7:38 AM

I would choose a combination of books and epatterns. I am always looking for new and challenging projects.

toniaward wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 7:44 AM

I would purchase e-books and e-patterns to store on my computer for future reference.  What a great idea.

Margaret wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 8:03 AM

I just love books but always feel so guilty when I buy them. These would be guilt free - whoohoo. I like the red and blue

sawilder wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 8:06 AM

As if I had room for any more books!  When has that mattered anyway?  I would buy the books anyway - and some of the bias square rulers.

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 8:22 AM

so many delightful books! Just a few I'd like include reversible vests and paper piecing books. I noticed a tool section too- some of those would be a great addition to my supply.

sewmama wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 9:02 AM

I would buy books! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Bluegrass&Quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 9:20 AM

Oh that's easy!  I'll add to my Civil War Pattern collection and add a scrappy book or two!

dmlwbrito@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 9:23 AM

I would definitely get It's a Wrap II and then would search for some more fat quarter friendly or scrappy books.

SANDIE P wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 10:30 AM

I would want to get books that teach me new things or help me with things that I dont do that well.  My picks so far include Machine Quilting Made Easy; anythig applique cause I am dying to try one so Machine Applique for the terrified Quilter, Easy Applique Blocks, and Applque takes Wings, I love Hummingbirds and that would be awesonme to make. Hope I win, I want them all.

Carey wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 10:37 AM

I would buy Follow the quilting line volume 5, applique takes wings book, and a few epatterns if I find the ones I want.

TxGal wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 10:47 AM

I'd Love to win this !  I would likely spend it ALL on their wonderful books ... I'd love to get Urban Country Quilts and more machine quilting designs. Thanks for the chance to win !

dcamp44 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 10:50 AM

If I won I would spend the gift certificate on quilting books for easy quilting and the bias square rulers .Since I am new at quilting anything from the Martingale would be wonderful.

sandy@areservices.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 11:09 AM

Oooooooh so many choices, what's a girl to do?I love my fabric stash but I swoon over my library.  Books and patterns for baby quilts, I love making baby quilts to give as gifts to new mothers and I have made several and donated them to the local hospital for their premature baby ward, it leaves you with such a wonderful feeling and the mothers love them.  Each quilt has a different theme and a different look.  I could sooooo spend $100 and I love your site and sales.

jessibir wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 11:28 AM

I would get books, patterns, cd, and probably a tool.  Cannot have too many of these items.

Liz wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 11:37 AM

e-patterns and books!  I have a Nook tablet but still prefer to have my books in hand so I can really see the articles and enjoy the glossy pictures.  It really starts the creative juices flowing.

carlsk wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 12:47 PM

So much to choose from!!! Since I love books of any kind, I'd probably go for books on quilting and knitting and maybe a new ruler. Thanks for the opportunity.

sharonkofoed wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 1:08 PM

I would have to get "A Bakers Dozen"!  I've gotten this from the library before and I really want my own copy!  I'd probably also have to get the new "200 Blocks from Quiltmaker's Magazine" too!  It's so hard to choose, though!

hlbartel wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 2:23 PM

I would buy some books on colour usage, as I have a difficult time envisioning how certain colours will look together.  The new Quiltmaker books with 200 blocks would be nice also and there are so many patterns and pattern books that I would have a very difficult time deciding.

betty drake wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 2:39 PM

I would love to win a gift certificate.  I'm new to quilting so rullers, books and a calendar would br a great start.  Thanks for the contest.

chimes wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 3:23 PM

Books and rulers!

Andrea Franklin wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 3:59 PM

I'd love to win this Gift Certificate....love some Books and a pattern or two!  Thanks

Andrea Franklin wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 4:01 PM

Thanks for the giveaway...I'd love some books and a pattern or two perhaps!!!

iairisbelle@iowatelecom.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 4:40 PM

I'de love to win - I'm not a new quilter but I haven't wandered far from the standard pieced block quilts. I would get books like "Applique Quilt revival-updated from the 30's", "Blended Borders - quilts with a creative edge", "Fancy and Frugal"; "Deck the Halls" in hopes of broadening my quilting styles.

shazziny wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 5:19 PM

I would get books.  I love quilting books and I just got a Kindle Fire and I can get the books in print and on my Kindle!  I picked out Supersize 'Em by Debby Kratovil, Accent on Angles by Susan Purney Mark, American Jane's Quilts for All Seasons by Sandy Klop, and although I do a lot more piecing than applique, I would love to get Quilts from Paradise by Cynthia Tomaszewski because those quilts are beyond beautiful.  I've been drooling over that one for a while.

Marsha wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 5:21 PM

If I win I would love to have some books or patterns for using jelly rolls.  I saw lots of choices for these on your website.

Carol OConnor wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 7:45 PM

Wow..where would start if offered 100$ worth of books for free? At the beginning , I guess. Some for me, some for my guild and some for friends..

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 8:21 PM

I would wind up owing you about $4.91.  I would buy "Cat's Meow-Perfect Quilts for Cat Lovers," by Jnet Kime, because I love cats, "Inspired by Tradition-50 Applique Blocks in 5 Sizes," by Kay Mackenzie because I am trying to learn to do Baltimore Quils, "Civil War Legacies-Quilt Patterns for Repoduction Fabrics," Carol Hopkins to satisfy my inner historian, "American Doll Quilts, 16 Little Porjects that Honor Tradition," by Kathleen Tracy for my little girl side, "Applique Quilt Revival Updated Patterns from the 30's," by Nancy Mahony to honor my grandmother.  

Katwen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 2 April 2012, 10:43 PM

Books books books!!! Books for me, books for my quilt guild (I'm the librarian). Toss in some patterns & tools - I could go waaaaay over $100!

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 8:23 AM

I would probably buy 1 or 2 books, and a lot of quilt patterns.

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 8:23 AM

I would probably buy 1 or 2 books, and a lot of quilt patterns.

Charlie Disante wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 10:22 AM

If I won I'd most likely buy the Sewing Room Makover, the American Doll quilt book, Dream Landscapes,  a Carol Doak paper piecing book and... oops,I've probably hit the limit already.  Thanks for the contest!

Amethyst wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 11:21 AM

I would choose books that spark my interest and that would help me extend the skills I already have and develop further or obtain new ones to take my quilting to the next level. There is so much growth potential to be unlocked from a well written book.

carolj wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 12:15 PM

I would choose a number of quilting epatterns.

Lynnita wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 12:37 PM

If I would win the shopping spree from Martingale, I would buy a book on knitting socks and a few quilting books. There are so many to choose from that it would take me awhile to whittle down my list to decide on just a few. Martingale offers so many wonderful books to choose from.  

s1mps0n@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 12:53 PM

If I was so lucky as to win the $100 shopping spree, I would have the hardest time trying to figure out which books and patterns I would purchase. I would think about which one of my friends birthday is coming up and also donate a couple of books or patterns to my quilt guild's library.  It's in giving that we receive...I believe in paying it forward.

TJ wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 2:18 PM

I would love many of the quilting designs books along with pattern books.  There are so many I would love to buy, but I've especially been coveting the 501 quilting designs.

VettekLisa wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 2:50 PM

Oh, so many patterns and books to choose from.  I'd definitely get me some new patterns, and a few lovely books.  Just not enough time to choose which ones now.

Sheila wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 3:03 PM

Ebooks! I don't have to use valuable fabric space to store them and, even better, I don't have to dust them!!

pjbreig wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 3:55 PM

Books and patterns!

Krystyna wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 4:02 PM

In a heart beat I would scoop up 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts, 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks, and 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks. And then I would keep on buying ... soooo many great books!

Donna wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 4:11 PM

I love looking thru books and patterns to see what is new and what I think I would like to make.  I usually wish I had one of each available! A quilter can never have too many patterns or ideas!

Laurie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 4:54 PM

Oh!  Definitely Carol Doak's books... I don't have any of them yet.

Some applique books too!  So many titles to choose from!

robinnn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 7:54 PM

Books - A Baker's Dozen, Back to Charm School, and whatever other quilting books that catch my eye! Thanks!!

Krysti wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 7:59 PM

I am so new to the hobby, that  I do not yet have a single quilt book or pattern. I spent quite a bit of time on the Martingale site browsing.  It was hard, would love to have so many of the books and patterns, but if I had $100 to spend, I think I would purchase Fast & Fun First Quilts, Civil War Legacies, At Home with Country Quilts.  I would also get the patterns Get Dizzy, round the Town, and Box of Chocolates.  Thank you for putting on the contest.  I hope to be able to find some money in my budget to purchase a couple of items from your site in the very near future!

rredden3 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 8:03 PM

I spend alot of my time browsing through quilt and craft books (knitting and crochet) to look at the different patterns and techniques that will help me. I spend  alot of time in my van waiting and use that time to read new books. I am now searching for books on trapunto quilting. The quilts I have seen are very beautiful and look difficult to create but I will figure it out.

goonybird wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 8:13 PM

I'd be buying books on paper piecing and making vests

CECILIAY wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 8:30 PM

I would choose the following: Kalidescope paper piecing by Nancy Mahoney, Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett, Spotlight on Neutrals by Pat Wys, and More Take 5 Quilts by Kathy Brown. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Carol Sawchyn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 9:18 PM

Oh what a good time I had checking out all the books from Martingale.  You would think I had already won the contest.  After all the looking and drooling I would pick the following books:  Asian Elegance by Kitty Pippen and Sylvia Pippen;  Celtic Quilts by Beth Ann Williams;  50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars by Carol Doak;  Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing by Nancy Mahoney and Sensational Sashiko by Sharon Pederson.

Serina wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 9:44 PM

Wow, what amazing deals! I love that you can get a hardcopy of a book and the eBook to go with it free! I can be so impatient and this is instant gratification with a book to load on my iPad! I am new to quilting, so the books and goodies are exactly what I need to get started!

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 11:00 PM

Some people enjoy fiction - I enjoy sitting down with a good quilt book.  It kick-starts my imagination and creativity.  I would use $100 to buy more quilting books.  

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 11:21 PM

I am having a very hard time deciding what I would buy, but I love books! The great thing is getting a hard cover AND and e-book. I think I would go for the pin cushion patterns first though and then get some more reference books that I don't have yet.

Kelly Love-Schwarz wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 11:42 PM

I have picked some books of interest in case I win.....

A Fine Finish - New Bindings for Award-Winning Quilt e-book instant download,

A Quilter's Ark - More Than 50 Designs for Foundation Piecing e-book instant download,

Appliqué Quilt Revival - Updated Patterns from the 30s e-book instant download,

Dozen Roses, A - Beautiful Quilts and Pillows e-book instant download,

Dream Landscapes - Artful Quilts with Fast-Piece Appliqué e-book instant download,

Farm Girl Quilts - Celebrating the Country Life e-book instant download, and

Log Cabin Fever - Innovative Designs for Traditional Quilts e-book download.

Thanks for accepting my entry into this contest. Good luck everyone...

Diana Fors wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 12:46 AM

i am a book lover and my goal would be to make one project out of each book and i can't even decide where to start on which books i would want.  Definitely quilt books and some instant downloads so i would have them with me to read and watch when i am traveling.

Diana Fors wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 12:46 AM

i am a book lover and my goal would be to make one project out of each book and i can't even decide where to start on which books i would want.  Definitely quilt books and some instant downloads so i would have them with me to read and watch when i am traveling.

kbo wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 1:04 AM

Oh boy what a library I would have of new sewing and quilting and knitting books.  The new jelly roll book would be there along with the sewing pottery book and It's a Wrap book II.  Since I like to make purses & totes, one would be shelved here too!

Bunny wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 10:11 AM

Definitely quilting books.....Fat Quarter Quilting, S is for Scraps, Big Book of Patchwork, or Dynamic Quilts with Easy Curves....how would I decide!!

endresmissy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 10:15 AM

I am still relatively new to quilting so I would buy books to build up my library of patterns.  They have a great selection so it would be hard to choose!

Eileen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 10:24 AM

Oh, my! So many choices...  Well, since I'm a new longarm machine owner I want to build up my quilting design collection so I would likely purchase the Follow-the-Line Quilting Designs series.  I've also had my eye on the Quiltmaker Magazine 100 blocks books so I might buy 200 Blocks From Quiltmaker Magazine, too!  That $100 gift certificate would give me a taste for the site so I'd be sure to come back for more :-)

Joy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 10:30 AM

Looking at your web site is as spectacular as looking at fabric! I am a huge history buff and you have a great selection! I have always wanted to do a 1930's quilt, so I would definitely buy "Link to the 30's." Also on my wish list are many civil war era books, including Civil War Legacies and Civil war Sewing Circle. I must not forget my newest quilting addiction - paper piecing! You have so many to choose from, I hardly know where to begin but the two books you have by Carol Doak are must have's for me!

Mary Ann wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 12:41 PM

English Paper Piecing - Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek

ByVicki Bellino would be one of the books that I would like to buy.

Gwen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 1:11 PM

There are so many books I've been dreaming of having... I would buy as many of them as I could! Beautiful, bountiful, Books!!

sjenews wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 5:36 PM

At first I thought all books then I took a look at some of your patterns so now I know I would have to include patterns as well.

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 5:45 PM

I looked through the book selection and found a bunch that are on my wishlist!  Also some of my favorite books that I own were available and I'd like to get a copy or two to gift to friends.

MNcarol wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 6:21 PM

The $110 wouldn't be hard to spend!  I found books that I would love to have:  Accent on Angles- Easy Strip-Set Quilts, A baker's Dozen, 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker, 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts, Bargello Quilts,..... my $100 would already be spent, but there's more!  Other books of interest would be Make your Bed-Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows and more to Suit Your Style, More Nickel Quilts and Prairie-Point Pizzazz Quilts.  Enough dreaming!  Hope I win!!

jfifer wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 6:41 PM

The latest books and e-books.

greenmonstr wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 6:49 PM

Hmmm...I am a BOOK NUT!  Books!  and Epatterns!  Books!

Debbie-do wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 7:20 PM

Books that I can hold in my hand!  I'm really not crazy about downloadable books... call me old fashioned!  I would like books on decorative quilt borders and FMQ designs and someething with ideas for precuts!

JoAnn L wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 7:47 PM

Books - especially some of the books listed in the quilting/artistic section.

Chrisbrie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 8:01 PM

I would buy some free motion quilting books.  I also like scrap quilting.

brat8690@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 9:00 PM

I would love to win so could buy books, It would be hard to choose, but some I've been wanting to get are:

Creative Quilts From Your Crayon Box byTerri Kygar

Machine Quilting Made Easy by Maurine Noble

300 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks by Carol Doak

Debi T wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 9:25 PM

I am a person who can't get enough books.  I would get books on free-motion quilting.  I have a hard time finding the right pattern.  I am slowly learning tips on picking out patterns.

JerryBeavers wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 11:33 PM

The first thing I would buy is the all in one ruler & then BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!!!

SoBuzy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 1:44 AM

Wow! So many nice items to choose from! I would probably go for the books and being the "rulrholic" I am....just have to include at least one more ruler! 35 years! Congratulations and Thank You Martingale!

SoBuzy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 1:47 AM

Wow! I would have to go for books and/or ebooks! However, being the "rulrholic" that I am would have to include a new ruler! 35 years of quilting! Congratulations Martingale and Thank You!

mars92 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 3:06 AM

I would buy books on needle turn applique, some patterns, and rulers.  Congrats on your 35 years. Marlene

Patty wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 3:52 AM

My mind changes every time I go to your website.  I really love pieced quilts so would stock up on those, especially the scrap ones as I seem to have a large stash!  

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 8:49 AM

I would buy books to teach me new skills; paper piecing, coloring quilts, bargello...

eumaruxina wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 12:20 PM

i would go on a crazy spree of buying quilt patterns.  So many to choose from!

wallace.julie1977@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 1:05 PM

I would buy ebooks. I travel a lot during my off time and would love to be able to take a few quilt books with me on my laptop.

Elaine Baumgartner wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 3:31 PM

I would buy lots of applique books. Printed and e-books. Love to do applique wall hangings and quilts.

ddlawson wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 10:39 PM

I would loveeeeee some quilting books and patterns.  I'm still learning and recently got a grace quilting table which I have been thoroughly using.....making baby quilts; it seems as tho everyone I know is expecting and I love giving them something I made rather then giving them something they may get several of.  

ddlawson wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 5 April 2012, 10:43 PM

I would love some new designs for baby quilts.  Everyone I know seems to be expecting and I love giving them something that they wouldn't have the same of.  To me it makes my gift special.

judystansfield wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 9:04 AM

As much as I love my quilting books and I am always looking to add to my collection, I am from New Zealand and it is very expensive to buy books what with shipping etc. Therefore e-books are a much more attractive purchase - I get more for my money.   However as cost is not a consideration in this case, then it would be a case of putting names in a hat and deciding that way as there are just so many I would like.  These days I am more interested in books on different or new techniques rather than books with projects.  

akosmowski wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 10:08 AM

I'd probably buy a book on quilting motifs.

Patricia Fisher wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 11:14 AM

I would purchase the 5 book series ' Ties That Bind'.

Greg wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 11:43 AM

It's tough to decide where to start.  There are so many great books and patterns.  Definitely pick up a quilting design book or two (I'd like to get the "Follow the Line" series), but also want a couple patterns (Baked Alaska & Box of Chocolates for sure!).  

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 1:58 PM

I spent several hours in the middle of the nite, looking at all the books and made a wish list. I would get three books: Quilts from the Heart, 4 Patch Frolic, and Fast Favorites. I cant find these anywhere else.

Donna wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 2:53 PM

WOW!   LOve your website!  You even have freebies for us and we all love a few free patterns!

With $100 egift I would buy Pennies from Heaven, one of your special rulers, a few gifts for my sisters who I am enticing to start quilting and maybe a few other things if I have any money left over!  Thanks for your generosity!

marlou wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 3:40 PM

Oh my, so hard to pick!!  Ok, let's see.... Adoration Quilts by Rachel Brown, 300 Paper Piece Quilt Blocks by Carol Doak, Kim Diehl Notecards, several rulers, and Papers for Foundation Piecing.  At least it's a start!

QuiltingJenny wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 4:24 PM

As a beginner quilter, books are critical.  I would like to expand my knowledge through books like Blended Borders, Borders by Design and A Fine Finish to help round out the traditional type of quilting I adore and for which Better Together and Civil War Legacies feature.  Would love, love, love these books and so many more!  Pick me, pick me!

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 5:10 PM

Books / topics that I would like include Sashiko with DVD, Free Motion Quilting books (perhaps Machine Quilting Made Easy by Maurine Noble or  Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy), an applique book (don't know which one as got confused at the breadth of selection), and a book on Civil War quilts (Civil War Legacies perhaps).  I love books so asking me to choose is a sweet form of torture! Thanks for the chance.

Michele Dawson wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 5:55 PM

So many choices! I would start with "Another Bite of Schnibbles," "Fast, Flirty and Fun," and "Fresh Vintage Sewing." Then I'd have to add another "Quilting for Joy." Just went over the $100, but I couldn't help myself!

Betty Macpherson-Veitch wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 6:35 PM

There are so many choices. I love quilting books of all kind. Right now I am very interested in Scrappy Quilting and would love to own a few books that I could work through patterns. You have a great website and I plan to come back to this lots.

Marque wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 6 April 2012, 9:16 PM

That's an easy one. There are some books I have been drooling over and would really like to have, especially in the quilting section.

Judy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:30 AM

BOOKS, with them I can learn to do almost anything!And the fact that you have some fabulous ones that I  would be in Seventh Heaven to own just make this offer seem like a dream come true.  Thank you so much for giving this novice quilter such a wonderful chance to improve.

pkb935 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 5:45 AM

I would start off with a few "Follow the lines Quilting Designs" books by Mary M Covey.  That would cover most of the prize money.

jmcouch wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 9:19 AM

Wow! Love that there are so many e-books. I would start with American Girl Quilts. It would be fun to make one and make another larger one in the same design for my granddaughter. Next would be Deck the Halls...then more e-books!

andreaimtaylor wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 12:23 PM

Oooohhhh!  Books! Quilting books! Applique books! I love them! I can always use another two or three or four or more...:-0  pick me

thank you thank you thank you!!!!

angbart wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:17 PM

I would definitely start with some Schnibbles books and patterns!  Probably a couple gifts for my friends like the Kim Diehl notecards!  Thanks for the chance to win!

sandyandcosmo wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:20 PM

I would buy A 1950s Summer Tablecloth ePattern, Beach Balls Quilt ePattern, and some quilting and applique books!

DebrafromMD wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:25 PM

I would start with the new Kim Diehl book Simple Charm plus I would add Follow the Lines Quilting Designs #5 to my collection.

DebrafromMD wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:28 PM

I would start with the new book by Kim Diehl titled Simple Charm.  I would also add Follow the Lines Quilting Designs #5 to my collection.

Susan Peck Kneven wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:28 PM

I love, love, love "The Birdhouses of Key West."  Definitely would get that one and maybe a few of the regular sewing patterns since it is good to get away from quilting on occacion!

shsue@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:46 PM

The first thing I would buy is the knitting e-book Stashbusters. I love several of the projects. I also see a c ouple of lace and shawl knitting books I would like. Thank you for your giveaway.

nursie76 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:48 PM

E-Patterns, quilting DVD's, books, and those "must-have" quilting tools! Oh my! It would be heaven!

nancy chaddick wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:59 PM

Any and all of the scrap quilt books I don't already own and the quilting motifs, too. Love that you get the ebook when you buy the book - I'd have a hard time limiting myself!!

Cynthia wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 2:59 PM

I think the Eye Catching Crochet Book and the Make it Sew Modern Book would be great!  The Redo book on how to change up thrift store finds would make  great gift for my daughter.  Thanks!

Patricia Hersl wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 3:06 PM

Applique, doll quilts, Civil War and a few Carol Doak's that I don't have. Whoops! Went right through all my winnings, didn't I?

Martha wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 3:09 PM

epatterns for quilting; ebooks for knitting.  So many to choose from, so difficult to make the decision until knowing whether I can shop with that wonderful gift certificate or not!

sanhan0008 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 3:18 PM

I prefer ebooks and e-patterns to paper ones.  I have a much better organization and retrieval system

Dot wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 3:20 PM

Now that there are even more items available every week, I'll be using the certificate for an amazing shopping spree of books, tutorials, etc. Love the new Shop.

MARYL-12 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 3:25 PM

More books and a few patterns.

bstewart951 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 3:40 PM

Since I am into paper piecing now, 500 Paper Pieced Stars and 300 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks ,both by Carol Doak,would be a nice place to start. I would have no trouble at all spending $100...I love quilt books!!!

joycemosby@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 3:58 PM

I would want books, more books. I hope that I win. I love books.

bmuzzy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:14 PM

re: SPOTLIGHT ON MARTINGALE 2012

I sure hope I win as I saw alot of things I would like to buy for. Sure could be a shop spree here.

Thanks

my muse wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:18 PM

Well, since I'm just getting started, I'd have to pick books first.  I also love quilting calendars!

Judy0827 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:23 PM

I had such a fun time browsing the books. I would get one of the paper pieced stars books by Carol Doak for sure. And, I found an American Doll Quilts eBook. Those look like fun too! I also found a book called 365 Quilt Block Patterns by Judy Hopkins which comes out in June. Yep, I've pretty much spent the $100!! That was fun. I wrote them all down in case my name gets picked :-)))

mndiana wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:34 PM

Would love to get some new books. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rose-Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:45 PM

I would buy e-books and e-patterns on quilting.  I like contemporary styles and creative artsy fartsy type designs.  There are so many new books on this it will be fun to decide!

carole sullivan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 4:55 PM

what books would I get?  for starters, English Paper Piecing!  (a technique I have come to like a lot), Civil war legacies (to help me reduce my repros stash! and Fancy to frugal---now, if I win, are ya gonna help me remember which ones I want?  

NANCYO-4 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 5:19 PM

Books, books, books! I'm a new quilter and I find all my inspiration in books and magazines. I'm loving the quilts I have made so far; each one a new and exciting challenge. I don't know why I didn't start making quilts years ago.

NANCYO-4 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 5:19 PM

Books, books, books! I'm a new quilter and I find all my inspiration in books and magazines. I'm loving the quilts I have made so far; each one a new and exciting challenge. I don't know why I didn't start making quilts years ago.

kristi_d wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 5:28 PM

Books - starting with Complex Cloth.

ruthshelton10@att.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 5:33 PM

I would buy More Take 5 Quilts book, 501 Quilting Motifs, Quilting with Fat quartes, machine Quilting Made Easy, Young at Heart Quilts,and Wonder Blocks. And there is so much more I could use. Thanks.

Diane wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 6:16 PM

On my list is Sensational Sashiko DVD, Civil War Legacies, some quilting motif idea books and American Doll Quilts.

Diane McLauchlan

Pati Cook wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 6:33 PM

Would love the chance to buy more books, possibly a notion or two, or a pattern. so many choices. Love it.

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 6:41 PM

I would order some Penny Rug Patterns and the books, Binky Squares, 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker, 501 Quilting Motifs and Adventures in Circles.  So many to chose from, I don't know where to start.

13grandkids wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 7:58 PM

definately the caol doak paper piecing and the books for making purses and totes, I love making purses.

Deepender wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 8:02 PM

Whoa!  So many books and patterns I saw and coveted!  :-)    Needle felting, quilt patterns, bag patterns.  It will be hard to choose!

Debi Mashak wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 8:23 PM

More quilt book, never to many. I love them.

quiltingpilgrim wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 7 April 2012, 10:16 PM

I am going to be a "nana" for the eighth time so baby quilt books would be great.  I love to quilt and donate to worthy causes so anything would be wonderful.  Love Doaks, Hopkins and so many other quilters.  Can't lose winning any of them.

jhorwathschaefer@live.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 2:34 AM

I would start with Simple Charm - after that it would be hard to choose. Probably the book with the quilts made from itty bitty pieces, just so I could marvel at the time it took to make the featured quilts - amazing.

reginaharris wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 6:38 AM

I love their books and would love to pick out some new ones -- particularly those that use fabric scraps.

Linda McCann wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 8:05 AM

Thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiring books , I have several! On my wishlist are TAKE 5 ,SMALL BLOCKS STUNNING QUILT ,SPOTLIGHT ON NEUTRALS ,QUILTERS BOUNTY ,  MERRY CHRISTMAS QUILTS OH MY I HAVE GOOSE BUMPS!

Michele wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 10:15 AM

How fantastic would it be to win this gift certificate?!  Books, books, books!  I would definitely get "Prairie Children and Their Quilts". I could share this with my students - what a history lesson!  I work with students with learning disabilities and connecting something with real life always helps them learn better.  Good luck to all entries - there are going to be some happy people @ the end of April!

Dara wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 6:11 PM

I've been bitten by the paper piecing bug, so I would buy some of Carol Doak's books.  I'd also get some paper piecing paper and I buy some of the reference books like 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

By Judy Hopkins

Jennm1 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 8:40 PM

I'd try to split my $100 evenly between patterns and books.  You have so many wonderful options for both.

means well wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 8:41 PM

Winning the certicate would be used to buy patterns or/and  books to find ideas to make the baby quilts I give to  the Right for Life organization

jofrob wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 10:25 PM

Oooooooo!  Mostly Patterns and Books!  Then I can whittle down my stash.

Gina C wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 8 April 2012, 10:49 PM

I love books and would start with 365 Quilt Quilt Block Patterns, and 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks, both by Judy Hopkins, and go from there.  I haven't quilted for too many years and like collecting block patterns.  501 Quilting Motifs also looks interesting.  I would enjoy browsing through the books to find what other treasures are there.

Mary Janice wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 9:07 AM

There''s borders and English paper piecing, Celtic and thread painting, appliqué and so much more. The question isn't what books would I buy but where and how could I possibly stop.

Joni wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 9:11 AM

This is so exciting, I'm still looking at your list of books/e-books.  I definitely would pick Bag Boutique and possibly Beautiful Blooms,  still drooling and unable to decide on third book yet.  An e-book would be an exciting first!  PICK ME, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!

numberscount wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 9:13 AM

I would love to try some of your rulers and tools along with new books.  You can never have too many books.

RITAR-5 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 12:37 PM

I would purchase an assortment of books.  I believe that your books have a wealth of information which can be referenced time and time again.  Thank you for the chance to add to my collection.

ks1222 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 2:23 PM

I would grab all the lovely applique books I could get, you have the best!

Elizabeth P. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 3:37 PM

I agree with ks1222- I'd get all the lovely applique books

Debra N wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 4:36 PM

I would get books on pattern drafting and design.  I love to work out my own designs.  I would also get a book on color theory.  It would be fun browsing the web-site and choosing the books.  Thank you Martingale for supporting quilters for so many years...

tmick wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 7:15 PM

I would purchase some craft books and some quilt books. I would like some books that would help me  gain some new skills. I'm looking for books that have unique designs as well. The Applique books are beautiful I would like to try one. I love to quilt but they do not always turn out as I plan. I would really love to become a better quilter.

shermankss@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 7:41 PM

I would find books for new to me techniques, maybe some english paper piecing, hand quilting or a new applique technique. SO many great choices, I noticed I have a large number of books in my personal collection already!

Thanks for sponsoring!

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 8:11 PM

BOOKS BOOKS and more BOOKS

new quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 9 April 2012, 9:52 PM

I have my book choices already..  So I have my fingers crossed that I am one of the lucky winners!!!!

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 2:28 AM

We all love to dream--don't we? I'll dream of leaving "survival" mode if I win, and will pamper myself with books and ePatterns.

manya wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 8:50 AM

There are a numer of patterns and books that I would love to have.  (Once a mother always a mother the kids always come first and then It is quite hard trying to decide wiich one to purchase first with the limited amount of spendable money that is left. )

souderja wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 8:52 AM

So many to choose from but I'd really like:

Elegant quilts, Country Charm

Sew the Perfect Bag

Skinny Quilts and Tablerunners II

Urban Quilts

Make Your Bed and

Charm School

Thank you!

grannie04 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 8:53 AM

Quilting books have always been one of my guilty pleasures.  I have been collecting them for over 40 years.  I refer to them for inspiration, and I give them as gifts to my quilting friends.  I have also taught many girls to quilt using my collection of  "beginner" books.  I would love to win.  Thanks for this chance!

jlekl wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:15 AM

I would get books and epatterns to share with the local nursing home. There are a lot of able people who enjoy doing crafts. I think making small quilts would be a great project.  Books like Fast and Fun First Quilts - 18 Projects for Instant Gratification.  These type of books are really fun.  

Roberta Bernice wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:31 AM

Well, I fed the dogs, fixed my tea and settled into browse.  I couldn't come under the $100 prize, but I narrowed it down to these (I think) and will pay the difference when I win. :-)

Dream Landscapes, Paper Pieced Houses, Farm Girl, Flower Show Quilts and Free Motion Made Easy.

Haven't yet tried applique or paper piecing and love to try new things, and am working on my free motion skills.

Good luck to everyone!

Roberta

JenniferFrench wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:36 AM

I would definitely pick books and epatterns which highlight scrap quilting - I MUST use up some of my stash so I can buy more fabric.

Karla wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:47 AM

I have quilting books already, but hardly any knitting books, so that is what I would buy.  Thanks!

Karla wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:47 AM

I would buy knitting books, as I don't have very many.  Thanks!

mmonaville wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:58 AM

I love books - did I say LOVE! - So I would browse all the books and choose from those.  Love Books!

Cheryl D wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:27 AM

I would just go nuts for all the books and patterns that I could buy. I love to browse through all of the books and patterns on the site.

Dandelions wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:36 AM

I'd buy some wonderful e-patterns!

Quiltbirdy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:47 AM

I would definitely buy books, especially ones showing me new techniques. I would have a really hard time picking them though. they are all so awesome

Quiltbirdy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:49 AM

I would buy books. I would have a hard time but they would be ones teaching new techniques. You have awesome books so I would have a hard time making decisions

VICKIL-5 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 11:05 AM

I would buy these 4 books:  Follow-the-line Quilting Designs; 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts; 501 Quilting Motifs - from the editor of Quiltmaker Magazine; and 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks.  I have especially been wanting to buy the 501 Quilting Motifs book!  I am a self-taught quilter and am always interested in looking at new books and learning from them.

Liliana wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 11:23 AM

Ohhh.. it's a very difficult question to answer, but I think that I choose between some patterns and one book about applique

Liliana wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 11:27 AM

Ohh... it's a very difficult question to answer, but I think that I would choose between some patterns and some  books about applique (I love this technique )

Pamela wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 11:48 AM

If I were to win, I would by the Lemon Twist quilt pattern and the material to make it. I think it is a great pattern. The pinwheels are great and the colors bright.

Then if leftover from the winning, I would buy more fabric to add to my stash to make more quilted items. Love the fabrics and patterns on the sight. Lots and lots to pick from if I win.

Happy Quilting and best of luck to all entries.

yngldy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 12:09 PM

I would buy new books!  Need an inspiration fix as I can't seem to want to finish any of the quilts I have been working on.  Need to find something new to work on and excited about finishing.

Nan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 1:52 PM

If I won, I would buy books with patterns for using scraps. My 8 yo grandaughter has a charity where she makes quilts for needy kids. WE have received donations of scraps from around the world and need an easy way to turn them into scrappy quilts. Goggle Quilted Hugs from Maddie to learn more about her and her ministry.

Jane Capriotti wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 2:21 PM

I would get books.....I love your books and there are so many that I could choose.

Nancy Woodcock wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 2:36 PM

I would love to win the gift certificate.  I looked at the site anfound a number of e-books I'd like to have.

audsgirl wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 2:47 PM

I'm kind of embarrassed to admit, but I have more than half of the books listed! I would still like to get more books, especially the new one by Kay Mackenzie, Scrap Applique. And Kathy Brown's More Take 5 Quilts. And Geometric Gems by Cathy Wierzbicki. And ......

Newquilter2012 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 2:59 PM

As I looked at the books and ebooks, there are so many that this new quilter would love to own. Here are three that I think would be nice to add to small library:

Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II - 15 Designs from Celebrated Quilters by Eleanor Levie

Tis the Season - Quilts and Other Comforts  By Jeanne Large, Shelley Wicks

Machine Quilting Made Easy!   By Maurine Noble. Thanks Martindale publishing for being to generous to QCA members. Have a great day fellow stitchers.

rosebranch wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 3:25 PM

Quilting books are better than cookbooks!  One can never have too many.

I especially like quilting books with historic patterns and stories.

LaGabby wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 3:40 PM

One can never have too many quilting books or too much fabric. Books are to dream on and dreams are to live on!

creekmor@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 3:41 PM

Hummm, how many books could I buy.  What a delightful idea to ponder.  I love books about quilting.  

Vpro wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 3:43 PM

I would buy follow the line quilting books.  I really need help with my quilting designs.

sarose48 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 4:08 PM

I would have so much fun choosing if I won the $100.  Tools for sure are always needed, especially the binding ruler.  Many of the e-patterns, especially the table topper and runner patterns are darling.  A quilter could never have too many quilting books, and the gift of recipe cards would be ideal.   So many choices - so great a variety.  

judiegeil wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 4:48 PM

Books & patterns are always good, can never have too many.

Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 4:56 PM

My very best friend just lost her husband and of course she is beside herself.  She owns a sewing machine so I would buy her the 365 block book, ruler and bias squares and whatever else the $100 could buy.  Hopefully enough to get her started in quilting.  Another friend who lst her husband said quilting really helped her.  Being a quilter of only about 5 years, I find it fun to do and very comforting.  I know her grandchildren would adore anything she made them. Of course I would donate any of my time to get her interest up.  After all thatis wat friends at for!

Kim wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 5:37 PM

I would spend the $100 buying ePatterns.    Martingale website has some amazing patterns that I would love to try.  I make alot of charity patterns for various organizations and always looking for new, bright colored, cheery patterns and saw some amazing patterns on their website.  Even if I don't win the contest, I will definitely be purchasing some of these patterns....thank you for their website.

tmjennings wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 6:07 PM

I would buy some patterns for quilting

Monnasue wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 6:21 PM

I would love to win the $100. so that I could build a Quilt library, I have some patterns now but can always use more inspiration, techniques and patterns.

lindawwww wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 6:48 PM

I'm going to do some Christmas shopping for my 2 sewing circle friends. Our latest love is foundation piecing so I'm going to give each of them a book on foundation piecing and a package of foundation piecing papers.

nnehez wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 7:12 PM

If I won the $100 gift certificate I would spend it on quilting patterns and books!  There's just so many to choose from...I'd have a difficult time narrowing it down!  Thanks for the opportunity!

Pamela wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 7:36 PM

If I was a lucky winner I would spend it on quilt books. :)

dgthoel@ncn.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 8:36 PM

I want to look into the Pretty Patchwork book.  I am sure there are plenty of other quilting books I would find interesting.

altadeeee wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:10 PM

i would buy fabric, fabric, fabric..never have to much...lol

heatherkmc wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:31 PM

I like to quilt and crochet....so I'd have a hard time deciding what to buy.  Quilting books/e-patterns or crochet books. Tough decision!

sanhan0008 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:39 PM

I would love to win....thanks

Pam wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:44 PM

I love books- all books BUT quilting books, most of all!

I would get the 'Accent on angles' book (WOW!), the book 'Charmed, I'm sure' using charm sqs.,'Sew the Perfect Gift' by top designer's (who doesn't NEED that!) and Rose of Sharon notecards by Sharon Pederson.

I saw so many of the Martingale books I own.....but you can never have too many.....

Cherri Miller wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:46 PM

I love patterns and can never have to many, and I enjoy books with patterns I don't know how to put together yet.

Cherri Miller wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:46 PM

I love patterns and can never have to many, and I enjoy books with patterns I don't know how to put together yet.

Cherri Miller wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:46 PM

I love patterns and can never have to many, and I enjoy books with patterns I don't know how to put together yet.

Cherri Miller wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:46 PM

I love patterns and can never have to many, and I enjoy books with patterns I don't know how to put together yet.

Lynn Telke wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 11:49 PM

I would use the certiicate to buy English Paper Piecing, Dynamic Quilts with Easy Curves, Nature's Beauty in Applique, and Civil War Legacies to add to my quilt book library.  Thank you for all the great books

you have publish over the years and this opportunity to add to my library,

Lucysweetlips wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 12:00 AM

I scanned your supply of books. Wow, where to start? The library was always my baby-sitter and my hide out, my refuge. That is what I'm building in my house, and to add some from your selections would be great. Books, the greatest escape, especially the ones that teach.

darmstr79 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 2:40 AM

I would purchase renewals on some of my magazines, buy some Quilting books and Epatterns. It would be wonderful to have an opportunity to win this contest but congratulations to whomever wins if not me lol.

chelius@enter.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 6:55 AM

String quilt and precut fabric books.  Just getting interested in these and don't have any books.  You have a great selection.

bjniekerk wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 7:13 AM

An avid quilter books are my best friends to learn new techniques and to be inspired to create more quilts. What a fun time to be able to pick out some new books and designs should I be lucky enough to win the prize.

STACY S. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 7:15 AM

I would buy Complex Cloth, Fabric+paint+thread=quilt, Children handprints, The Farm Girl, and most of all coloring with crayons( its not the official title but oh my goodnessv it's so great).nthese are already over the $100 but I would keep going on my dime to purchase Embellishing books along with Contempory. I didn't get past the book section but I am sure I will find plenty of things to purchase. What wonderful books! Can't wait til payday to start buying!! So yep I hope I win this.

STACY S. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 7:26 AM

I would sart with coloring crayons book (obviously not The official name of the book), Complex Threads, Children Handprint book, the Farm Girl, along with many other embellishing books. I wouldn't be able to stop with just the $100 cert. either. It's an addiction so I see this site as being the down fall of my bank account. happy days though!

Nonieto4 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 8:38 AM

I am particularly interested the Civil War Legacy book, Prarie Children, and Follow the Line Quilting Patterns.  My granddaughters are just beginning to show an interest in sewing and quilting, so the Prarie Children book would be great for us to use together. Also, I really like the Peony Garden pattern. Love the idea of ebooks and epatterns. Thanks for sponsoring this give away!

cdk133 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 9:10 AM

I VERY INTERESTED IN SOME OF THE BOOKS AND PATTERNS AVALIBLE WITH MARTINDALE.  IT'S TIME TO UPDATE MY SOURCE OF IDEAS.  

kwilter23 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 9:42 AM

For starters:  Country Fresh Quilts, Flower Show Quilts, Garden Party, Gathered from the Garden, Inspirational Applique, Nature's Beauty.

lakehurongal wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 9:49 AM

I would have no problem filling my shopping basket.  A few that caught my eye immediately were three e-books:  A Fine Finish, All Through the Woods & Simply Primitive.  Other items I love are Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch, Quilters' Magnets and the bias rulers.  What a great variety of books to select from!  If I don't win, I am simply going to have to purchase some items anyway, but here's hoping I do.

A Canadian quilter and rug hooker.

gjnelsen@huntel.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 11:26 AM

I  am into making quilts using fat quarters so would love to get some new ideas.  Also I am just starting to do free motion quilting and having some of the Follow the line Quilting books would be great.  Of course I am always looking for new ideas on using my scraps so any of those books would come in handy.  I would not have any trouble spending the $100.

valerie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 11:33 AM

Boy would it be fun to pick out some books. I think my 1st thoughts would be "everyday handmade" & 501 quilt motifs

KrisTJ wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 11:38 AM

I think the books look great and it is exciting to get e-books and patterns quickly when you are in the mood to do something new and fun.

Dawn H. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 11:58 AM

OOOOOOO, there are so many books to choose from!  "Back to Charm School", "Bargello Quilts", "Another Bite of Schnibbles" just to name a few. The lights and note pads in the "Gifts, Tools, Calendar" section are wonderful.  Thanks for the opportunity to win!  Good luck everyone!!

Stitcher1964 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 1:06 PM

I would purchase All-time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place, Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie, and Bits and Pieces - 18 Small Quilts from Scraps and Fat Quarters by Karen Costello Soltys.  I think I would have enough money left over to purchase one more book, but am not sure which it would be.  I might purchase a, dare I say it, crochet book because I crochet as well as quilt.

computerqueen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 2:23 PM

I would purchase patterns and books to inspire me for making the many charity quilts I make for children and babies. A quilt is something special to a child, soft and cuddly. Quilts should say you are loved.

computerqueen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 2:26 PM

I would purchase patterns and books to inspire me for the many charity quilts I make for children and babies. A quilt should be soft and cuddly and say 'I love you"

ls2116 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 2:34 PM

I definitely would buy singular sensation quilt book... plus others

TERRYS-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 2:56 PM

Wow, this would be so much fun. I'm a quilter and my sister is a knitter so I would split the gift between us and we could both benefit from such gorgeous books.

Eileen Keane wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 3:16 PM

Word Play Quilts, Machine Applique for the Terrified Quilter, Sew the Perfect Bag are the books I'd love to get. They're all techniques I haven't tried yet.

NanaCC wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 3:40 PM

I would purchase patterns and books to inspire me for making charity quilts for children and babies.  I'm a beginner.  I need all the help I can get!!

Barking Dogs wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 7:42 PM

Well, I'm just beginning to learn to quilt along with longarm quilting, I jump in with all 10 arms so I could really use books lots of books.  Plus I would get my friend Margaret the knitting sock book to surprise her.

BAJ555 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 8:26 PM

I've had my eye on the book "Creative Quilts from your Crayon Box", so that's the first thing on my list!  And I saw a book for making earrings that my oldest daughter would love, so add that one next!  After that, it is a toss up between some quilting rulers or a couple perpetual calendars - one for knitting and one for quilting!

L Kohl wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 8:30 PM

books, oh so many books that I want and never have the money to buy them all.

Mikki Lawrence wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 9:24 PM

I'm a new quilter and absolutely addicted to books! I am especially interested in books of patterns using fat quarters (to which I am also addicted... they look so pretty all lined up neatly in their little color-coordinated rows...)

Oh, that's right, I'm supposed to make something from them - that's why I need some more books!

Sandra in Saint John wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 9:59 PM

Books,books,books. There can never be enough to learn. I would buy more and more!

lindyloohoo wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 3:39 AM

WOW!  I did not realize the variety of book they sold.  Definitely I would order books.  Thanks for the chance to win.

bobsie311 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 7:39 AM

Books and patterns.  More books and patterns and even more books and patterns.  What fun I would have!

macquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 9:20 AM

Books on Machine Quilting Patterns and Foundation piecing.  I am trying to teach myself both skills.

Having a book is "almost" as good as attending seminar by your kwonderful authors.

Maureen Mate wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 9:58 AM

I would have fun spending $100 on quilting books, starting with 501 Quilting Motifs. Thanks for the giveaway.

gncalandro@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 10:47 AM

Books-Books-Books !!!  I'm always looking for new patterns  and love all the books you offer.

Svand wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 11:50 AM

Oh the fun I had browsing! I have a whole wish list of books I would LOVE to have, but here are my top four picks: 501 Quilting Motifs, Flower Show Quilts by Lynn Ann Majidimehr, 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine, and Free Motion Quilting made Easy by Eva A. Larkin.

Chuck wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 12:41 PM

There is soooo much to choose from!  I'd probably buy books, but I would have to look at each and every pattern as well, and check out any tools I might need.

Marion wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 1:38 PM

I'd get those items that have been cost prohibitive at the big box store.

Marion wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 1:38 PM

I'd get those items that have been cost prohibitive at the big box store.

dcamp44 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 2:37 PM

I WOULD BUY RULERS AND BOOKS, ESPECIALLY THE FREE MOTION QUILTING MADE EASY.

Annette Guffy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 3:58 PM

Oh my goodness - what wonderful booksbooks!  My favorite, "Make Your Bed" by Leslee Evans.  I also would love to own Quilters Home - Fall, Winter and Spring,  Instant Bargello, Everyday handmade, and Candy Cane Lane!  

betteboop wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 4:13 PM

Oh my,  I'd be just like a kid in a candy store; the hardest part would be deciding from the hundreds of incredible choices Martingale offers!  I'd feel like I'd died and gone to heaven if I was lucky enough to be one of the three $100 Gift Certificates winners.  Thanks for the chance to win on Spotlight on Martingale 2012.

Lea Brummett wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 8:09 PM

My local quilt shop only carries Martingale, so I have quite a few of these books.  And theres so many to choose from I would have a hard time making a decision.  The e-books and patterns seem to space friendly something I need more of space so I think that would be first on my list.

Alice wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 8:45 PM

Oh, what a fun shopping spree to choose some new books?  I'd have lots of fun looking at all the new books and new ideas and new projects to start!

Mair wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 8:49 PM

This would be such a great thing to win. It would be so fun to use the $100 to order some new quilting books for some inspiration.

MARYB-31 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 9:29 PM

I have only been quilting for a couple of years, so I need fast and easy quilts to build confidence; and also books to learn techniques.  I would like Jelly Babies, Fat Quarter Quilts, Pretty Patchwork, and Colorwash Bargello.

Bonnie Larson wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 9:48 PM

Books, books and more books..........

Cindy Filley wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 10:11 PM

I was excited to browse the Martingale website. In fact, I just had to order a couple of books already. I really like the ability to purchase the book and also be able to download it as well.  I can read the book on my iPad as well as carry the materials list with me.  If I won the $100 certificate, I would purchase more books on appliqué patterns and informaion on machine quilting. I have my first quilt for my husband almost complete and he is insisting that I quilt it rather than have someone else.  I love o read and quilt and I would have a great time shopping for the books and patterns, but it would be tough to limit my purchases!  

Cindy Filley wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 12 April 2012, 10:11 PM

I was excited to browse the Martingale website. In fact, I just had to order a couple of books already. I really like the ability to purchase the book and also be able to download it as well.  I can read the book on my iPad as well as carry the materials list with me.  If I won the $100 certificate, I would purchase more books on appliqué patterns and informaion on machine quilting. I have my first quilt for my husband almost complete and he is insisting that I quilt it rather than have someone else.  I love o read and quilt and I would have a great time shopping for the books and patterns, but it would be tough to limit my purchases!  

diane wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 8:05 AM

PATTERNS and MORE patterns.  I'm a beginner-almost-an-advanced-beginner and I need patterns to help me stretch the boundaries of my current skills.

Marty Askins wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 9:25 AM

Oh, what a fun shopping spree this would make to choose some new books, rulers and patterns.  Thank you for having such a great giveaway

mquilter99 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 10:45 AM

I would purchase the Quilting Studio Space Planner and any of the Follow the Line Quilting Design books that I don't have. Patterns, patterns and more patterns. I would spend every penny!

Lori wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 2:12 PM

I love all the epatterns and books.  Epatterns and books mean I have more room for fabric, since I do not need to store books.  

With my $100 I would purchase a ebooks and patterns.  I like to buy things I am not familiar with, so I can use the book fore reference to try something new.

jennifer@beulahsbc.org wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 2:59 PM

quilt books, for sure. I love to browse and get inspiration for my next quilt

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 4:55 PM

So many choices? I would choose a variety of items.  A bias template, some beautiful notecards, and,of course, a couple of books.  

Patty Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 4:59 PM

I would love to win one of the $100. 3Gift Certificatesfrom the Spotlight on Martingale 2012 contest.  If I win I will purchase the following books:

Civil War Legacies-Quilt Patterns for Reproduction Fabrics by Carol Hopkins (I love reproduction fabric)

50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars - CD included by Carol Doak  (I like Carol Doak's patterns)

Start with a Sweatshirt - Sew a Stylish Jacket by Nacie M. Wiseman (I always wanted to try this)

Paper-Pieced Mini Quilts by Wendy Vosters (I love mini quilts but have never paper-pieced one)

Gathered from the Garden - Quilts with Floral Charm by Cindy Lammon (Florals are close to my heart, they always remind me of my Grandmother that gave me the quilting bug).  Thanks for such a fun contest.

tonyasown wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 5:03 PM

I am new to quilting so i have only finished a few quilts so i would love books and easy patterns to help me learn more theres nothing like looking at somthing you have made yourself and love the way it looks :-)

Leanne P wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 5:13 PM

I'd start with two books - "Adoration Quilts" and "Free Motion Quilting made Easy." Picking the rest would be lots of fun!

JAP wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 9:10 PM

I would love to have Pretty Patchwork Quilts-Traditional Patterns with applique,

Let's Pretend Whimsical Quilts for Kids, Warm Welcome Cozy Quilts for Babies, and English Paper Piecing Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek. Got my fingers crossed.

LittleBoPeep wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 13 April 2012, 11:43 PM

I would start with the patterns for quilted coasters. Great idea!

Dianne wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 14 April 2012, 12:05 AM

Books, Books, and more books - especially for quilting and crafts!

ksmith8 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 14 April 2012, 6:33 PM

I would buy: 200 blocks from Quiltmaker, Link to the 30s - Making the Quilts We Didn't Inherit, Quilt Fiesta! - Surprising Designs from Mexican Tiles, Treasures from the '30s - Cheerful Quilts with Vintage Appeal, Urban Country Quilts - 15 Projects for the Home, Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting,  I want all of those!!!!

Rev. Diane Mettam wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 14 April 2012, 6:42 PM

I would indulge my love for all the needle  arts since I knit, crochet and sew as well as quilt.  And since I teach other people to do these things, some of your wonderful books would be very helpful!

Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:22 AM

I would buy books about quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and machine embroidery.  All of my favorites!  It would take quite a while to choose which specific books I'd buy.

mggpeace wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:29 AM

Books! One can never have enough books.  But I would start with 200 Quilt Blocks and then I would have to narrow down my list of other choices

Bingo wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:34 AM

Books.  So many new books, so many wonderful authors, so many patterns in the books.  So much inspiration from the books.  Definitely would get books.

Bingo wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:38 AM

Books, definitely books.  So many books to chose from, so many authors that I like, so much information.  Definitely, books.

blrobinson wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 11:01 AM

One can never have too many books.  My library continues to grow,  just like my fabric stash!  I can't even begin to list what books I still want in my library.  There are thousands!

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 11:05 AM

I haven't had the money to buy books for a couple of years, so I would get some of the newer books I have been wanting

UptownConnie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 11:13 AM

I tried to get on the website this morning, but it wasn't responding (hopefully lots of people are shopping there!). I would buy more books....can never have too many! Thanks for this contest...

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 12:15 PM

I would love to buy books.  It would be very difficult to choose which ones, but it sure would be fun to figure it out.  Thank you for the opportunity.

Bonnie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 12:28 PM

I would be getting some ebooks.  I use to buy your books at my LQS, but she was forced to close due to the economy.  Your epatterns are looking pretty awesome, too.  I'm a sucker for those.

Karen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 12:41 PM

I love books; the feel, the look, even the smell. I have several now but always love to get the newest ideas to play around with. I don't do ebooks as I am legally blind and it is much harder to see the computer version of things. Love this site and have bookmarked it for future reference when I need a new book. Thanks for the fun.

scott3508@netins.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 12:53 PM

I love the precut books that show you how to use these fabrics.  Also the stash busters that help you rid you of the fabric that are just looking for a new look.  That is one of my goals is to find uses for the orphan fabrics that need a home (in quilts).  I know, good luck with that, I know, the stash just seems to grow.

It's also fun to share the finds in all the books with your friends.  

Darrell wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 12:59 PM

What wonderful titles!! A few of the books I would buy are:

1. "Civil War Legacies" by Carol Hopkins (I have a collection of Civil War Repro fabrics)

2. "More Nickel Quilts" by Pat Speth ( I partake in Charm Square exchanges, and have her first book)

3. "Red, White, and sometimes Blue" by McCall's Quilting (I love to work in two tone quilts)  

4 "Pretty Patchwork Quilts - Traditional Patterns with Applique Accents (admire these quilts)

talb9999 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 1:12 PM

Would need to put a little bit out of pocket but these are the books that I would get

1.  Creative Quilts form your Crayon Box

2.  50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars

3.  Show Stopping Quilts to Foundation Piece

4.  Adoration Quilts

5.  Spellbinding Quilts.

rembrant wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 1:15 PM

OMG !!!!!!!! Quilting books and more and more and more. First off I would want, All Through the Woods, then Civil War Legicies. After that, wow, so many quilting books and so little time. Jelly roll quilts, fat quarter quilts, bargello, stars. It would take very little time to spend $100.00. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pat M. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 1:16 PM

I am a "do it all" quilter, so epatterns would give me the best opportunity to have many different styles.  I love Martingale books and patterns!

Pat--"Keep Calm and Carry On"

Nancy Pike wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 1:17 PM

Wow!  Martingale's has so much to offer; it would take me hours of browsing to choose the books I would like to have.  There were also some useful quilting tools on the website - can't have too many of those!  I love foundation piecing, so I would probably choose books from that area.  I am also using a lot of the precut strips, so books about the many uses of precut strips and squares are of great interest to me.  Thank you, Martingale, for your wide variety.  

Lori wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 1:28 PM

Civil War books would be fun

Scrap Quilt books,oh we've just begun

Applique books for nimble hands

For quilts that will be oh so grand

Susan N wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 1:36 PM

My first time visiting your site. Wow! What a great selection of books. I'd love to spend my winnings on some of them. Thanks.

lisadp wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 2:25 PM

Books....always on the lookout for good technique books!  Applique and free-motion quilting, especially.

Scrapperdeb wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 2:42 PM

I would especially go for the quilting books as I'm a quilter versus a garment sewer. I don't think I would have a problem picking something out if I happened to win!

KaronLH wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 2:52 PM

Would love to purchase the following titles: 300 Paper pieced Quilt Blocks, Bits & Pieces, Follow the Line Quilting, Little Quilts All Through the House, if my entry is chosen.

Sheri wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 2:59 PM

Since I'm a knitter and a quilter and crazy over books, I would love to select from your wide range of books.  Thanks for the opportunity.  

cajunlovie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:25 PM

Gee, there are so many to choose from. Right now I am in a sewing (clothes) phase along with my normal quilting so I would probably like to pick the Sew Now Modern book, the Urban Country Quilts, More Fabulous Flowers (Mini-Quilts in Dimensional Applique), Out of the Box, etc. Ooo- can't wait!

sem464 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:26 PM

Books :)  1) A Baker's Dozen 2)Another Bite of Schnibbles 3)Baby Wraps (I am always looking for great patterns for Project Linus) 4)Back to Charm School 5)Bits and Pieces 6)Borders by Design (always looking for pretty borders) 7)Charmed, I'm Sure 8)Country Threads Goes to Charm School 9)Fast, Flirty and Fun 10)Four-Patch Frolic.  Ok, so, that is just my personal top 10 (but I only got as far as pg 7 :)

Carolemay wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:33 PM

Re:  Spotlight on Martinghale 2012

I think I would start with the whole set of Follow the Lines Quilting Designs, to have all four volumes would be a dream!

Any are all of hand quilting books/patterns & hand applique.

Thanks.

Carolemay wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:33 PM

Re:  Spotlight on Martinghale 2012

I think I would start with the whole set of Follow the Lines Quilting Designs, to have all four volumes would be a dream!

Any are all of hand quilting books/patterns & hand applique.

Thanks.

Carolemay wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:33 PM

Re:  Spotlight on Martinghale 2012

I think I would start with the whole set of Follow the Lines Quilting Designs, to have all four volumes would be a dream!

Any are all of hand quilting books/patterns & hand applique.

Thanks.

tabdesign wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:33 PM

Can't get enough books!  Love the quilt books and would stock up on all I could get.

Quiltin Gammie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:37 PM

I have already purchased some ebooks from them and would purchase more!! I love books and I love quilting. So I REALLY love quilting books!!

evevanna wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:41 PM

I would get some of the pattern books & the rulers for cutting them I saw several that interest me

Chanzy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:47 PM

Let's see; Charmed, Bakers Dozen, It's a Wrap, Maple Leaf Quilts and on and on.

dianamdiana wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 3:52 PM

There are so many great books, it's hard to choose. But I'm sure I'd pick a Christmas book like "Deck the Halls--Quilts to Celebrate Christmas." Some others that call me are: "Colorful Quilts--A Journey through Fabric," "Lickety SPlit Quilts for Little ones" for my grandbabies, "More Take 5 Quilts," & "Foundation Pieced Quilts--14 Favorites from Quiltmaker Magazine." I'd probably chooce books that combine a traditional publication with an e-book to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Janice1937 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 4:17 PM

Books on quilting, landscape quilting, and one on A-Z crocheting.  There are so many good ones that it will be hard to choose, but I would love to try.

emguidry wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 4:19 PM

In looking through all the books, I find several that are interesting. I like landscaping quilts and embellishment on quilts so those would be books I would look at getting. I also like doing table runners and always look for new ideas. There was also a book on totes that I liked. I always look for new designs on tote bags also.

Ann Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 4:34 PM

I would order books..no contest.  I went to your blog and enjoyed the video on crayons but I really prefer traditional books to e-books.

Sage wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 4:49 PM

Finding your new website on QCA was a prize.  I hadn't seen your web site until today.  Have it marked under favorites.  My dilemma now would be what to buy.

bjc7834 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 4:55 PM

Love books for reading, picking and making projects from, and just to look at the beautiful things others have made.  I do most types of needle and handwork, so would probably pick one or two knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, or needlework books.  Thanks for this generous opportunity to possibly add to my book collection should I be fortunate enough to win.

Susan Peck Kneven wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 5:07 PM

Would definitely buy some crochet books and quilt books for anything fast and easy.  I have Lupus, so need to have projects I can complete when having a few good days!  It is so depressing to just get into a quilt and have bad days~I get out of the rhythm of quilting.

Odie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 5:08 PM

If I am lucky enough to win, I would purchase books and patterns. I am new to quilting and am building my "library". I love looking at all the great projects and I get inspired.

Flourishing Palms wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 5:38 PM

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. If I won, I'd choosing free motion quilting books like "Follow the Line Quilting Designs" or "Twice Quilted Continuous Line Designs" (and "More"). I'd also like to own "50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars" by Carol Doak, and any of the "Schnibbles" books by Carrie Nelson.

ebmotha wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 5:54 PM

Ok....the books I would buy with my winnings...would be Flower Show Quilts...Color Shuffle...Creat ive quilts from your crayon box...Asian Elegance ....and Folded Fabric Fun....

Misspt wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 5:55 PM

Just to make it easier, I have $99.84 in products in my wish list now!

ebmotha wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 5:55 PM

Ok....the books I would buy with my winnings...would be Flower Show Quilts...Color Shuffle...Creat ive quilts from your crayon box...Asian Elegance ....and Folded Fabric Fun....

13grandkids wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 5:59 PM

I can never have too many patterns!

Linda Pyke wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 6:21 PM

Books of course! I love browsing thru them almost as much as my fabric stash. The problem will be deciding which ones. There are soooooooo many choices! I mean they also have knitting and crotchet books! I suppose I'll stick with quilting books this time since the chance to win (Thank you for that) came from a quilting site!

KALEDA wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 6:39 PM

Martingale's website is very nice! I love the selection of books... If I were lucky enough to win this contest, I would buy some of the quiltblock note cards, a few e-patterns and spluge big-time on books.

Thanks for the opportunity.

vlandry wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 6:39 PM

I was so glad to see that Martingale had a "Technique" category.  That is where I would begin my selecting if I won.  Books on new patterns are fine, and I love them, but books that present new (to me at least) techniques add to my ability to design my own patterns!

kaydeej wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 6:48 PM

Let's see, since I am still learning to quilt and would love to make a Baltimore quilt someday, I think:

Baltimore Blocks for Beginners, Dietrich, reserve and pay for July release, looks like a great book

And since I am interested in all sorts of techniques:

Sensible Sashiko, Pederson, both the book and the DVD.I like to have both, to read at my leisure, and to look at the DVD and then refer back to the book.

And just 'cuz it looks interesting:

Pennies From Heaven, because I like the blocks on the cover.

And because I like to look at other people's quilts to inspire me and would like to know what days are coming:

Award Winning Quilt Calendar.

That should do for a starter, lol.

Woolensails wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 6:52 PM

I have had my eye on Civil War Legacies, Pennies from Heaven and maybe one of Kim Diehl's books and the new one by Kay Mackenzie and........ lol.

Debbie

quiltlove wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 7:28 PM

Papers for Foundation Piecing.   I recently learned how to do the foundation piecing with the light weight papers and love it!  That's what I would buy!

Quilter 222 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 7:44 PM

OMG!  What an amazing site, I just found out about.  I looked at so many beautiful books, but the ones on my wish list total $100 exactly.  So these are the ones I would get to start (ordering more later of course):

1. Fabric + Paint + Thread = Fabulous  ~ I love being creative

2. Papers for foundation piecing ~ I need to practice more paper piecing so I'm ordering the following too

3. 50 Fabulous paper pieces stars - with DVD

4. Skinny quilts and table runners II - 15 designs for celebrated quilters ~ We always need more table runners and wall hang ins

5. Start with a sweatshirt 2 - more stylish jackets to sew  I have always wanted to learn how to make one of these.  They look great!

Thanks for the opportunity to visit your site, I'm sure going to be ordering from you shortly!

giwehner wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 8:26 PM

I'd start with something by Kim Diehl, and maybe some machine quilting books.  And I'd love to get back into knitting with some new books and patterns!

mmdak@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 8:34 PM

Decisions, decisions!  I would add more zkim Diehl books first, lover her yo-yo quilt, then I would choose to fill in the gaps of those I don't already own.

mmdak@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 8:34 PM

Decisions, decisions!  I would add more zkim Diehl books first, lover her yo-yo quilt, then I would choose to fill in the gaps of those I don't already own.

TerryMerry wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 8:59 PM

Tools!  My husband says the right tool for the job makes it easy.  I agree so I always need more tools!

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 9:10 PM

Whoa, I see a book marathon in my future.  I do love my books, if in doubt just ask my hubby or kids when it comes to going on vacation or just too the lake, books, kindle, laptop, sewing machine.....see where I'm going with this?  Thanks for the op to win.

MJMoss wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 9:10 PM

Since I sew, quilt, knit, crochet, and do several other crafts I'm sure I'd buy a little of everything.

granbeariequilts wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 9:38 PM

I am getting more involved with my husband and son in reenacting the civil war. I would get anything I can to help me make period quilts by hand to use in this living history part of our lives.

quilting58 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 9:41 PM

Wow!  I would get books and patterns - for quilting, crocheting and crafts!

Jacy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 9:55 PM

Definitely quilting books especially applique and scrap quilt ones. Also the 200 blocks from Quiltmaker looks like it will be a good one too.

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:05 PM

There are so many things I want to buy that I would need ALL 3 prizes to get them!  Quilting books and ePatterns would get my prize winnings!

Rhonda wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:12 PM

Anything and everything quilting!!!!

Carol Barringer wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:50 PM

Golly, that very generous $100 prize doesn't go very far when faced with such a fabulous selection of books! There are many "familiar faces" -- books already in my quilting library -- and so many more I'd love to know.  Here's a partial list: "Blended Borders" by Pamela Mostek; "Points of View" by Valerie Hearder; "Stash Magic" by Jaynette Huff; plus: "Make It Modern," "Spotlight on Neutrals," and "Spotlight on Scraps." It's inspiring just to look at all the different ways that quilting is evolving as an art.

Carol Barringer wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 10:50 PM

Golly, that very generous $100 prize doesn't go very far when faced with such a fabulous selection of books! There are many "familiar faces" -- books already in my quilting library -- and so many more I'd love to know.  Here's a partial list: "Blended Borders" by Pamela Mostek; "Points of View" by Valerie Hearder; "Stash Magic" by Jaynette Huff; plus: "Make It Modern," "Spotlight on Neutrals," and "Spotlight on Scraps." It's inspiring just to look at all the different ways that quilting is evolving as an art.

oma5 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 15 April 2012, 11:03 PM

What a great gift to win.  I would choose, hmm, maybe it should be, choose wisely and give as gifts to loved ones and/or friends.

Quilter Sher wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 12:16 AM

I started going through the books on the Martingale website and I wrote down the first three books:

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts, 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine and 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks. As I kept on looking I kept on writing down more and more books. I now have a list with 9 other books on it and if I do win I will have to go through the books again and make a final decision on what I will use the most. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachell wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 12:36 AM

so excited! Thanks for an opportunity to win!

Some on my wish-list would be: I would love the Celtic Quilts e-book. Quilt Fiesta, Flirty 30's or another of the 30's patterns books, Scrap-Basket Surprises, Carol Doak books (hope they come with CD's!), Free-motion QUilting Made Easy.  Or maybe just the whole set of Follow the Line Quilting Designs!

JoAnne wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 1:02 AM

I enjoyed reading the blog about Lynn Roddy Brown and would like to buy all three of her books.  I also looked at Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy, it's just what I need!  So much fun wishing and shopping!

Lori H wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 1:20 AM

BOOKS, books, AND PATTERNS GALORE!

Specifically, Lets see... Scnibbles Times 2,  since I have the 1st one,,,Comfort and Joy, Colorful Quilts,

Make Your Bed,,,What a tough Decision this would be,,,But Ill gladly Make it!

llamallover wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 1:26 AM

You have a fantastic selection!!  The ones that caught my eye are:  Stitched for Fun; Everyday Handmade; Sew the Perfect Gift; Easy Reversible Vests; A Quilter's Ark; and All Through the Woods.  Thanks for offering this giveaway.

llamallover wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 2:05 AM

There are SO many choices that it would be hard to narrow it down to just a few!

However, the ones which really caught my eye are:  

Everyday Handmade

Stitched for Fun

Plus, I'd probably choose a book or two for my sis.

Sharon Rhudy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 6:46 AM

I would buy some new books and a few patterns that looked really fun to do

sawilder wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 7:04 AM

It would be hard to pick, but I would probably fill my cart with books and patterns.

Pegmislock wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 7:32 AM

Hi.  I make Quilts of Valor and my favorite fabrics to make a QOV are reproductions.  So I wouldn't hesitate to use a gift certificate on Martingale's Civil War reproduction fabrics…they'd be perfect.

Cindy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 8:11 AM

Most definitely books!!!! I love learning new techniques and I see several books that I don't have yet.  

QuiltDiva wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 8:30 AM

I would try my hand at finding a pattern and pre-cut (charm squares, jelly rolls, etc.) fabric to make something.  I have yet to use a collection of coordinating prints.  

And books, and fabrics, and specialty tools.....those that will come in handy for the future to encourage me to branch out and learn new techniques.

K

Laura-Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 8:39 AM

Ok this I find is a funny question when your talking about quilting and sewing and what would we do with an extra $100. Of course the list would and could include fabric (dah) books and my favorite things currently are building on my stash of tools. I beleive like a mechanic or builder. If you have the right tools you can create anything. Having the right tools can either make you or break you in regards to success. guess I would most likely buy more tools for quilting. :) God Bless you all, Happy sewing. Laura-Jean Siggens

Jean H. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 9:13 AM

I love books that are stash busters. I can't have too many of them.

lubieloser wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 9:20 AM

I would definitely buy books and patterns, you can never have to many, probably something in the baby line for my new grandchild

mhills wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 9:41 AM

I would buy books and patterns I love so many of the books it would be hard to choose but I do have some pick out.

gem43 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:15 AM

Making a choice from such a great selection would be hard, but I would go for DVD's or patterns for quilting.

lives2quilt18210 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:31 AM

The list is extensive, books, patterns, and DVD's

lives2quilt18210 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:32 AM

The list is extensive, books, patterns, and DVD's

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 11:54 AM

If I won, I would buy books and e-patterns.  (Save  tree or 2!)

Dorothy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 2:04 PM

I definitely would buy books or DVDs. Just downloaded the Butterfly Garden Quilt.  Lovely colours!

Tanya wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 5:40 PM

BOOKS, you can never have too many.

jmrb wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 9:04 PM

I have a shelf full of Martingale books and review them regularly.  Would love to add some more with patterns for scrap quilts.

Melva Campbell wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:20 PM

I would pick books to add to my quilting bookshelf.

Melva Campbell wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:20 PM

I would pick books to add to my quilting bookshelf.

Melva Campbell wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:20 PM

I would pick books to add to my quilting bookshelf.

Melva Campbell wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:20 PM

I would pick books to add to my quilting bookshelf.

bram wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 10:38 PM

I could never have enough quilting books in my home.  I especially like the Modern Quilting that is so popular today so I would purchase those books first & drool over everything else!

Judy Seloover wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 16 April 2012, 11:59 PM

If I win the Martingale $100.00 e-gift certificate, I would definitely purchase quilt books. As I am an eclectic quilter, two of my favorites are "Prairie Point Pizzazz" and "Quilt Fiesta" which uses Mexican floor tiles as inspiration. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

di952diane wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 12:14 PM

I would buy several of the tools and maybe a DVD.  I never seem to have the right ruler for what I'm doing.

Caryn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 12:18 PM

I would get a mix of epatterns & books.  Schnibbles & More Schnibbles, scrap quilting, and modern quilting books. Your books are the ones I turn to most often for patterns and inspiration.

Charlynn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 12:44 PM

I would probably get quilting books!

Karen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 12:49 PM

If I win I will get the Blocks, Borders, Quilts!, More Nickel Quilts, Prairie Point Pizzazz, Simple Charm, Simple Strategies for Block Swap Quilts, and oh my goodness I'm going to owe money...  can I win twice, lol!

bec02 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 4:04 PM

Oh my!  There are so many books!  I love buying books and looking through them for ideas.  I would probably buy some of the precut quilt books, as well as the scrappy quilt book, and paper piecing.  It will be so much fun deciding what to buy!

Jan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 5:29 PM

Books are this quilter's best friends

tmjennings wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 9:30 PM

books,books, and more books

Connie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 11:01 AM

If I won the $100 book prize I would use the money to purchase It's A Wrap II by Susan Breier's. And several ebooks. Thanks

Cheri Williams wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 2:58 PM

I love doing hand applique so would probably buy a 3-d applique book and scrap quilt books to use up some of my stash.

Cheri Williams wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 2:59 PM

I love doing hand applique so would probably buy a 3-d applique book and scrap quilt books to use up some of my stash.

Qwlt Ldy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 7:01 PM

I would buy a bunch of foundation/paper piecing books. I love to paper piece.

bellydancer wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 10:58 PM

I would buy books that would help expand my horizons. There's so many different techniques I would like to learn. Paper piecing is first on the list.

Yvonne wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 19 April 2012, 7:52 AM

I need some fresh ideas for battling my stash, so I'd say some stash-busting books would be in order!  

SHARONF-6 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 19 April 2012, 3:14 PM

ePatterns and quilting books.  I can always use some new ideas.

Diane Parisi wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 19 April 2012, 5:13 PM

easy to find e-books are better than cutting trees down

Diane Parisi wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 19 April 2012, 5:17 PM

I would be buying patterns and books to give to our library (Guild)

we are in need of updatng

Melanie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 19 April 2012, 9:29 PM

Strips that Sizzle, 365 quilt block patterns,,,,for sure.....epatterns too....thanks!

ColleenWalsh wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 20 April 2012, 4:10 PM

i have only been quilting a short time so I would buy instruction books and materials.

Beth wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 21 April 2012, 12:29 AM

I would spend it on books!  The books I would love to have:

1)  Urban Country Quilts - 15 Projects for the Home

2)  Schnibbles Times Two - Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares

3)  Fast and Fun First Quilts - 18 Projects for Instant Gratification

4)  Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting

chicagosinger wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 21 April 2012, 5:49 AM

Since I'm a beginner, I'd buy the books that are for beginners. That's just for starters, then I'd buy a book on all the techniques and applications, such as blocking, applique,Disappearing 9 Block, gosh the list goes on and on. I think that with all that, I'd very easily use up the $100.00 Gift Certificate and then some!

Morriganpoe wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 21 April 2012, 3:42 PM

I would buy Bag Boutique , Sew Decorative , A Summer Setting Place Mats and Napkins ePattern,Daisies in the Sky Pennants ePattern, The New Handmade - Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style.

Goodness i want to go sew now.   Thanks for the inspriation.

nldlwright wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 21 April 2012, 4:42 PM

I would love to buy  more Martingale books.  I have a large collection already, Martingale is my favorite publisher of quilting books and I would choose  some for sewing up scraps.

nldlwright wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 21 April 2012, 4:44 PM

Scrap quilting is my passion.  I would choose something that is not in my collection.

MaryLeeHayden wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 22 April 2012, 6:20 PM

I would get some quilting books and some knitting books. I love doing both and love new patterns.

vwelch wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 23 April 2012, 4:42 AM

I would love to shop for quilting books, perhaps some on applique and binding.

Debby wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 23 April 2012, 10:14 AM

What to buy, What to buy?!  I love quilting, crocheting, sewing & all crafting. I would certainly buy more books and patterns - you can never have too many!!!

Jazzyquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 23 April 2012, 2:51 PM

Since I am learning how to machine quilt my quilts, I would definitely buy the Free Motion Quilting Made Easy by Eva Larkin and Twice Quilted by Gloria Cubbage.  Then I would add some of the Follow the Line Quilt Design books and probably the 501 Quilting Designs by the Quiltmaker editors.

Lisa L N wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 8:23 AM

WOW - what a selection of amazing books!  I would start with A Baker's Dozen - 13 Quilts from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and More From the Staff at That Patchwork Place, then maybe add some crochet patterns for my mom and more quilting books for me!!!

Peggy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 8:43 AM

I would buy some quilting books.  You have some a set of 501 Motifs that I have had my eye on.  There would even be enough left over for a few more books to add to my collection.  I'm hoping I get picked!!!!!  Thanks for the opportunity!

Sybil Derderian wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 9:29 AM

I would use the prize to build my skills & expand my quilting techniques. I would find books & ebooks on paper piecing, jelly roll & charm square quilts, and using my DSM to quilt. This would be a real treat to find ways to spend this prize money on quilting books!!

kimberlybreid wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 10:29 AM

Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet and Top Down Sweaters are two books that I would love to have!

Thanks for the contest :)

Laura Riley wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 1:30 PM

I would love to have "More Take 5 Quilts" as I already have the first book.  I also have lots of scraps so would choose a book or two from the scrappy list of books.

omajazzer wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:16 PM

I would definitely get new quilt patterns and books.  Rulers would be good too!

kealy1313 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:24 PM

I would get as many books and patterns as I could squeeze into that $100, then make a wish list of more.  I inherited a love of crafting and quilting from my mother and I can't even look at a crafting or quilting book without thinking of her.  I hope I inspire my daughters to take satisfaction and pride from artistic outlets like these, a way of boding with the grandmother they never had the pleasure of meeting.

Jaci Emerson wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:25 PM

Scrap Applique Playground by Kay Mackenzie

Country Comforts - Quilts for Casual Living By Cheryl Wall

Loose Change - Quilts from Nickels, Dimes, and Fat Quarters By Claudia Plett, Le Ann Weaver

Make Your Bed - Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style By Leslee Evans

Stash Magic - 13 Quilts That Make the Most of Your Fabric Collection By Jaynette Huff

And then there'd only be sewing to do...  Thanks for the contest!

Debi Mashak wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:32 PM

More quilt books you keep publishing I keep buying.

scouthawkk wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:34 PM

I love the book with the bed runner patterns. Beautiful! I'd get that for sure, as well as some other books and e-patterns. I love e-patterns, so easy to look at on line and print only what you need!

lilacsandroses wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:37 PM

I can see my chances are mighty slim, especially since I have bad luck & never win anything, but I did see lots of books I need, especially the Follow the Lines series and books on applique.  I need to learn those as that's where my interest really lies!

carole sullivan wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:44 PM

applique' or English paper piecing or piecing or crochet or knitting or---well, there is much to choose from!  :-)  how could I possibly decide   :-)

Dawn H. wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 3:46 PM

Books!  Starting with "Applique Takes Wing".  Or, patterns!  Starting with "Flying Shuttles".  Oh dear!

So many books/patterns, so little time!  Thanks for a chance to win!  Good luck, everyone!!

bthompson246 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 4:05 PM

I have a whole wish list at ShopMartingale.com that I would choose from...DVD Think Like an Artist, Bold and Beautiful Artful Quilts, Complex Cloth, Creative Quilts from your Crayon Box, A Fine Finish New Bindings, Sculpted Threads are all books that I would love to have to try new techniques! And I have always loved Bargello quilts so I would get one of the Bargello Quilt books. These are just a sample of my WISH list!

Charlene wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 4:44 PM

If I won, I would buy quilting books and notions.  There are so many cool new notions out there

Charlene wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 4:44 PM

If I won, I would buy quilting books and notions.  There are so many cool new notions out there

terremt wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 5:34 PM

I would buy Books if I won, like "A bakers Dozen" and 50 fabulous paper pieced stars, and there are so many more. Hope I win.

Hankkie wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 5:55 PM

Back in the days when I had money, I used to buy alot of books.  I am seeing so many that are already in my library!  But here are a few I wouldn't mind adding to all the books I have:  Accent on Angles, 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine, Back to Charm School, Bargello Quilts, FAncy to Frugal just to name a few.  Thanks for the giveaway.

tlfamily wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 6:27 PM

I have always liked the Patchwork Place books...I didn't know about the Martingale site. I would buy Baltimore Blocks for Beginners, baby quilt book, Bargello book, and more. I really like that you show the pictures of the quilts that are in the book. It makes me much more likely to buy online! Thanks for the opportunity to browse the site and the giveaway!

Ann Thomas wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 6:29 PM

I would buy books to use with precuts.  See so many beautiful packs of fabric and never know what to do with them.  Being retired and on a fixed income, I can't afford to buy many books because they are so expensive and sometimes you only use a few patterns from them so I feel some of the cost is wasted.  Would love to just sit down and pick out whatever I want!

jblissenbach wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 8:08 PM

Definitely the Artful Applique books, probably some rulers.

teenmariequilts wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 8:57 PM

I would buy lots o' books from Martingale!

suebullmc wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 10:10 PM

ePatterns or DVDs!  Hope I win; can't wait to get started!

rosebranch wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 11:44 PM

I would choose quilt books, especially scrap quilts.  I also like books that include historical

backgrounds of quilt patterns and stories about the women who made them.

Debbi wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 8:23 AM

As a relatively new quilter I am interested in books that will help me move to the next step.  I have developed a facination with paper piecing and illusion quilts.  Those will be the focus of my purchases.  Thanks for doing this!

Kim McCloskey wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 9:08 AM

If I were so lucky I would choose books that teach me new techniques, timeless reference books, and versatile pattern books such as A Fine Finish, Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts, Dream Landscapes: Artful Quilts with Fast-Pieced Applique,  A to Z of Sewing, 501 Quilting Motifs, and Stash Magic: 13 Quilts That Make the Most of Your Fabric Collection.

diane wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 6:20 PM

I would LOVE to have

501 Rotary cut Quilt Blocks

A fine Finish:  New Bindings for Award-Winning Quilts

Adventures in Circles

Blocks, Borders, Quilts!

Cat's Meow

Christmas Cats and Dogs

Gathered From the Garden

More Fat Quarter Quilts

Oops!  I think I've spent over $100 already!!!!!

123Quilt wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 6:56 PM

There are several quilting books I would love to have such as:

More Take 5 Quilts

Spotlight on Neutrals

Accent on Angles

Pick Four

Strip Smart Quilts

I am interested in more but think I have already passed $100.

123Quilt wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 7:01 PM

I just wanted to add a comment about how awesome it is that your website lets you see the projects that are in the books.

ELIZAJANE wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 12:03 AM

WOW quite a choice Sew Embellished would be first,then sew the Perfect Gift, the rest I would have to think about!!!

54Donna wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 9:27 AM

There's so much to choose from - I'd choose a couple of Kay Mackenzie's books and a few seasonal books to "help" my home reflect each season.  Thank you for this opportunity to win!

White Eagle wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 10:36 AM

I have purchased so many books from Martingale in the past two years but still want more for quilting so I can donate my older books to the local guilld and community library, as well as our new quilters in the guild that can't afford to purchase a lot due to the economy.  I find my interests change about every six months to a year and so I clean house and donate what I no longer need.  Thanks to Martingale, my interests are fulfilled with their new quilting and accessories lines of published books.

Maia wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 11:09 AM

So many choices.  I'd definitely get Artful Applique, Celtic Quilts, and Borders By Design.  I'll have to think about the rest.

I like that you can get e-books, because I've got limited space but I can still get the books and all it takes is digital memory and I can take them with me when I travel, which is a lot.

Sandra G wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 11:39 AM

I'm so excited to begin quilting!  I would love to win and buy the following books:

Country Comforts - Quilts for Casual Living

More Fat Quarter Quilts

Save he Scraps

S is for Scraps

I know I can find much more after I get a few projects done.

Theresa Allen wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 1:36 PM

If I were to win I would get new quilt patterns an books and tools.

Ann Sims wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 8:06 PM

Love your selection of patterns & books.  With 7 grandchildren, I would be able to get enough different patterns to make each one a special quilt.  

SHERRI wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 27 April 2012, 9:34 PM

I would enjoy picking out a few sewing and quilting books, and some calendars, and love the quilt block notecards!

Linda Vetter wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 27 April 2012, 10:26 PM

I would buy 2 Free Motion Quilting Books and 2 Flower Applique Books.  They look to have so much information in them!!!!

Linda Vetter wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 27 April 2012, 10:26 PM

I would buy 2 Free Motion Quilting Books and 2 Flower Applique Books.  They look to have so much information in them!!!!

Linda Vetter wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Friday, 27 April 2012, 10:29 PM

I would buy Free Motion Quilting Made Easy, 501 Quilting Motifs, Artfil Applique, and Beautiful Blooms-Quilts and Cushions to Applique.  They all look so informative it is very hard to choose!!!

catfriddo wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Saturday, 28 April 2012, 4:24 PM

I don't have anyone here that gives classes on quilt making at night so I have to teach myself. So I would buy all the beginner books first, then work up to how to do appliqué. Then I could give beautiful gifts to family, friends and the hospital for the sick children in my area. Thank you for the free patterns.

iamlilymunster wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 29 April 2012, 5:32 AM

I would buy All-in-One Ruler and oh so many books!!

Cathy wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 29 April 2012, 8:59 AM

Books!!!!!

Gramz Quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 29 April 2012, 7:08 PM

Books! I cruised your website and found these titles I would like to own:

101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts by Hopkins & Martin

Make Your Bed, by Evans

Quilting for Joy by Bradenburg and Christopherson

Adventures in Circles by MacDonald

501 Quilting Motifs from Editors of Quiltmaker Magazine

I LOVE that you are offering ebooks, too!

quiltydeb wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Sunday, 29 April 2012, 8:43 PM

Wow so many books.  Took a quick look and picked out 4.

Foundation=Pieced Quilts - 14 Favorites from Quiltmaker Magazine

English Paper Piecing - Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek

Quilts from Grandmothers Garden

The Border Workbook 10th Edition - Easy Speed Pieced and Foundation Pieced Borders

I'm a fairly new quilter and it's like a kid in a candy store.

Deb

Kathleen Gray wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 1:58 AM

Can't ever have enough quilting books and patterns. Love to see new ideas in all their books.

rdowner wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 10:24 AM

I always see so many books I want so boy would I have a ball shopping.

StephF1006 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 3:27 PM

I am a quilter, knitter, crocheter, general crafter. I ALWAYS need a new book or two (or three...)! I don't live close enough to places to buy these books. Talk about a kid in the candy store, I'd have a blast deciding which books to to get. Let's see should I get knit, or crochet, or quilt? Maybe a gift for my sister? Oh my oh my!

rachelynn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 5:29 PM

I really want that "Sew Embellished Book" - I've been enchanted by it ever since I saw it in the Martingale newsletter last week - then I saw a copy at my LQS this weekend.  I DEFINITELY need that book!!  I'd have to get Kim Diehl's new book "Simple Charm" too.  And I'd probably round it out with "Tis the Season".  If there was enough left over, I'd pick out a ebook (or check out the sale section!!)

michellegibson1966 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 7:10 PM

I would immediately purchase Elegant Quilts -Country charm, 101 Fabulous Rotary cut Quilts and 50 Fabulous paper pieced stars!

With these three books I could create some gorgeous heirloom quilts for my family!

sbanicki1490 wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 7:13 PM

So many books to choose from I am not sure where to start but here goes : 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks, Another Bite of SchNibbles , Back to Charm School, Fast and Fun First Quilts , More Fat Quarter Quilts , oh my I could go on and on...... Thanks for hosting the contest :)

Mamabliss wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 7:20 PM

Re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012    My first choices for the $100 gift certificate would be books by Carol Doak on paper piecing.  I have done very little paper-piecing, but think her designs are gorgeous.  I would love to get started with one of her beautiful designs.

Reta wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 9:00 PM

This is a hard question to answer.  I certainly found more things than $100 would cover.  I think my first choice would be the book Fabric+Paint=Thread Fabulous by Pat Durbin.  After taking the Craftsy class "Painting Pictorial Quilts online, I am interested in learning all I can of combining painting, my one love, with quilting, my other love.  I am also much interested in using circles in my quilting. Adventures in Circles, A Quilters Ark, Flower Show Quilts and Applique takes wings are a few of my other favorites.

Deepender wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 9:00 PM

I immediately saw some books I would love to get if I win---on circles, quilting techniques, handbags....hard to choose!

Reta wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 9:06 PM

My first choice for a $100 gift card would be Fabric+Paint+Thread Fabulous by Pat Durbin.  After taking the online Craftsy class, Painting Pictorial Quilts, I am interested in anything I can get my hands on that combines my two loves, painting and quilting.  I am also very interested in applique so Adventures in Circles, A Quilter's Ark, Applique Take Wings and Fabulous flowers also are of interest to me.  I know that $100 would not cover all of these so I would have to narrow that list down some or add to the gift certificate.

Cynthia wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 9:45 PM

I liked the Sew Modern book and also the reference books.

13grandkids wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 10:05 PM

3 wonderful quilt books would be my choice, Sew the Perfect Bag, Sculpted THreads, and Natures Beauty. All new projects for my home.

13grandkids wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Monday, 30 April 2012, 10:06 PM

3 new quilt books for me, Sew the perfect bag, Sculpted threads, Make your bed! Can't wait.

Quilting Cyndi wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 8:49 AM

I would purchase some new books as door prizes for a quilting event,where my sister is the event co-ordinator.  She lives in a small rural part of the country and quilts are made by the group and donated to children.  Door prizes are always needed and books are a great hit! She is also looking for new quilts for the group to make for the kids.  Thank you!

jeanette wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 3:29 PM

I WOULD BUY ALL KINDS OF QUILTING STUFF TO MAKE PRITTY QUILTS FOR ALL THE ONES I LOVE

jeanette wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 3:31 PM

I WOULD BUY ALL KINDS OF STUFF FOR QUILTING TO MAKE PRITTY QUILTS FOR ALL THE ONES I LOVE

carolkoehn wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 4:15 PM

Better than the old Sears Roebuck catalog!  I'd have to explore all the possibilities :)

Liz wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 4:49 PM

I found more books than I thought I would.  Quilting is my main interested but sewing would come in second.  More Take 5 Quilts is one book and Sew Decorative are just two books I like.

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Martingale 2012
on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 9:28 PM

Books, books, and more books!  Thanks for the chance!