Quick Column Quilts—New Book, TV Series and Book Tour

Nancy Zieman's Quick Column Quilts Book Blog Tour

Quick Column Quilts—New Book, TV Series and Book Tour

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It’s an exciting day! Today I am announcing a new book, Quick Column Quilts, a Blog Tour, and a 3-part Sewing With Nancy miniseries to watch online (click here) or on PBS. There’s a lot going on!

Nancy Zieman's Quick Column Quilts Book Blog TourFirst, The Sewing With Nancy TV Miniseries on Quick Column Quilts

The Quick Column Quilts miniseries available on PBS, or watch online by clicking here. Column quilts are ideal projects for quilting newbies and fresh concepts for quilting enthusiasts. During this 3-part series and in the book, I’ll show you how to replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric.

The Heartbeat Column Quilt

The design bears only a vague similarity to an echocardiogram, yet I think you can see why I chose that name! Like the rhythms of the heart, the peaks and valleys of the fabric provide a pleasing and a rhythmic movement. The stitching may be quick, yet the pleasing result is long-lasting. This is a great beginner quilting project.

Quick Column Quilts Book by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy TV s

Heartbeat Column Quilt—Double, Queen, or King-sized

Not limited to a baby or lap quilt, the Heartbeat Column Quilt is ideal for larger quilts. Using gray, white, and black prints with a neutral background, the quilt design takes on a modern look. To adjust to the large bed-quilt sizes, just vary the number, width, and length of the columns.

Quick Column Quilts Book by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy TV s

Interrupted Column Quilt

This speedy queen-sized quilt is designed with a very easy lesson in color coordination. Simply find a print you love for the narrow columns, and choose five colors from the print to use for the column colors. The interruptions—horizontal strips—stop the lengthwise movement while creating an artistic design.

Quick Column Quilts Book by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy TV sBlog Tour Stops

To showcase my new book,  Quick Column Quilts, and the companion TV series, you’ll be able to take a tour through the book via a Blog Tour. I’m pleased to announce that 27 bloggers have featured various projects or techniques. Please follow along!

Watch Quick Column Quilts (Part OnePart Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy online.

Quick Column Quilts as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Sewing With Nancy on Public TV

We have the great fortune of having Sewing With Nancy air on 91% of all Public TV markets. Your local PBS programmer determines when the new season will begin. Often, the new programming begins later on TV. Check your local Public TV and/or Create TV listing for the new season, which begins with Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares.

Bye for now,

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1,062 Comments

  • Mary Jo Pigott groom
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt to give. Quilting is relaxing for me. I enjoy putting all the pieces together. It is a great feeling that my stress reliever, will bring comfort to someone in need. My charity of choice, Quilt for Kuds, but there are so many other wonderful organizations too. I can’t wait to view the new series. I made two column quilts from the last book and loved making them.

  • Bobbie
    September 4, 2014

    I made my first quilt for my son when he was 2; he will be 40 this month! I started out using scissors and cereal box cardboard templates. I was very excited when rotary cutters replaced scissors, and strip piecing replaced templates. I make quilts to give as gifts, to donate to charities, or just to add to my ever-growing stack.

  • Ramona Rottinghaus
    September 4, 2014

    Like the gal who commented before me, I quilt to give. I love the challenge of making the patterns work together or creating my own using scraps and fitting as I go. I would rather make a quilt than do anything else.

  • Lorri Wall
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting and sewing are in my DNA. My grandmother worked at the looms at Burlington Industry for 30 years. I still treasure one of the heavy wool quilts she made. My Mother sewed our special clothes and cheerleader outfits for me. My sister is an amazing crafter especially with yarn. I sewed clothes and costumes for my son as he grew. Now I have grandchildren ….even more fun! 🙂 It’s like breathing….I have to sew!

  • Denise
    September 4, 2014

    I just started quilting and it is both relaxing and challenging. I love to learn new skills.

  • Hannah
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I need to stay sane while raising my babies. I love to create, and quilting has been so fun to explore!

  • Margo Cuccio
    September 4, 2014

    I want to quilt for multiple reasons. Quilts are like paintings using fabric. Not only would I like to quilt for myself but I’d like to quilt for gifts for friends & those in need.

  • Sasha Farnsworth
    September 4, 2014

    I want to learn to quilt so I can make beautiful things for my family. There are a lot of things that I am limited in doing, but quilting is one that doesn’t hurt as much.

  • Monica Wasemiller
    September 4, 2014

    i love playing with colors in a quilt — and this technique looks like a great way to do that. I look forward to watching this series!

  • Deborah Rayman
    September 4, 2014

    I love to make all kinds of quilts and quilted
    projects.

  • Debra Richards
    September 4, 2014

    I have been watching “Sewing with Nancy” for years and have certainly learned quite a bit.

  • Debra Richards
    September 4, 2014

    I have been watching Sewing with Nancy for years and have learned quite a bit. I love the show.

  • sharon dover
    September 4, 2014

    I am a new quilter, I love to watch it all come together, and the pleasure of seeing someone recieving a quilt I made.

  • Denise
    September 4, 2014

    I’m a long time watcher of your show, Nancy, and love the innovative ideas that you and your staff present to help make our sewing and quilting projects easier and a lot more fun!

  • Camille
    September 4, 2014

    A new grandbaby has inspired me to return to sewing and to begin quilting. I have been intrigued by the Column Quilt idea since Nancy first introduced it, and this is the perfect time to get started.

  • Betsy Pompi
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting. It takes me out of today. I love thinking about our fore- mothers and the patterns they used/ invented. I especially love putting colors/patterns together and seeing how they look. That’s my favorite part besides Done. I wish I had discovered Quilting years before I did. So many quilt, so little time.

  • Linda
    September 4, 2014

    I have quilted and sewed for many years. For me its therapeutic and as necessary at air! If I don’t sew at least weekly, I get hard to live with.

  • Annette Fazzi Dolan
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I love to sew and create. There is no limit to artistic expression in a quilt. From the choosing of the fabrics and pattern to the final quilting, it is all a creative process.

  • Laurie Torres
    September 4, 2014

    Beginner quilter here. .love making gifts for the family and friends. .love using your products and watching the shows to help me learn

  • Phyllis Campbell
    September 4, 2014

    I find quilting very relaxing. It takes me away sort of like a vacation, there for I’m in a different place. Being able to share my love of quilting by giving away something I love to someone who will love it. Not just family members or friends but my charity quilts are so important to me. A quilt is comfort for so many there forth I quilt.

  • Susann Wurl
    September 4, 2014

    Why I’d like to learn to quilt: To expand my sewing horizons and make some of the beautiful, useful items I keep seeing on quilting sites. I’ve sewn for years but have never ventured far into quilting territory past a few potholders and mug rugs.

  • Barbara S.
    September 4, 2014

    I’m a beginner quilter at the age of 55. I love it! It is a destresser for me! I have learned that quilters are artists – every bit an artist as someone with paint and palette. It is an amazing thing to see colors and fabric turn into a piece of art!

  • Jackie Stokes
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it makes me happy -especially when it has been a hard day at work. Quilting is my release, my place to run away to.

  • Anne Z.
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt for many reasons. First, the creative expression is unlimited. There are so many ways to express yourself, from the Traditional to Modern to Art Quilts and Landscape Quilts, I also enjoy choosing the fabrics. There are so many beautiful fabrics available today. I also love to learn and quilting alows me to challenge myself and try new techniuqes.

  • Melissa G
    September 4, 2014

    Just started to quilt after years of sewing, my grandmother was a quilter and I think of her as I learn this skill. I LOVE fabric and this is yet another excuse to browse through all those beautiful colors and textures and to imagine what can be create with them.

  • Holly Owen
    September 4, 2014

    I like creating new quilts and sharing time with friends who also like to quilt.

  • Kathy
    September 4, 2014

    Made my first quilt 44yrs. ago when I was expecting my first child. I used scraps of maternity top fabric and baby blanket fabric. Mixed cotton, poly, flannel, etc. all in pastels! Turned out really pretty and was used for all 4 of my children. And yes, I still have I. It was used at grandmas for our grandchildren too!

  • Margaret Smith
    September 4, 2014

    Nancy was my first friend when I moved to Fl 30 years ago and I was able to see her 5 days a week. I continue to watch, learn and enjoy her shows. I was able to meet her many years ago when she was at a convention in Tampa, FL. I love all kinds of sewing especially quilting at this time.

  • wildwinowoman
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting when I took flat patterns in college and couldn’t believe the huge scraps of checked gingham that other students were throwing away. Years intervened (kids, work, etc) before I came back to quilting. I no longer feel the need to handquilt the tops I’ve made – what a freeing moment that was!

  • Alicia J
    September 4, 2014

    I haven’t done quilting in quite some time but I have made a few in the past. I made photo quilts for my mom, my mother in law and a few others. My mother in law still treasures her quilt. It is such a lovely gift and it was made with love.

  • Wendy
    September 4, 2014

    Since moving to Texas from michigan I have learned what the big deal is about quilting. I never understood that it was about tradition and love. I never realized how much math went into the making of a quilt until I started watching the guest spots on nancy z. I have worked in a quilt shop and made three if them since I moved to Texas. I just thought it was something old ladies made out of old shirts, because I was a city slicker and only sewed fashion clothes. I was wrong! Now I love the feel and weight of a quilt, working on a couple of them for friends. Trying to make them pretty, even though “they’re not going to Houston ”

  • Aunt Marti
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I can! Seriously — I love playing with the colors. That heartbeat quilt has my heart beating, can’t wait to get the book and start on these fun quilts.

  • Jo Ann
    September 4, 2014

    I sewed clothing for myself for many years, but stopped about 30 years ago. The sewing machine sat there, gathering dust, except for minor mending and repairs. Then, about 15 years ago, I discovered QUILTING!! The love affair between myself and my machine was renewed! Quilting allows my creative side an outlet, gives me something to do in my free time and I make awesome gifts for those I love…I only have two, for all those years of quilting!

    • Janice King
      September 4, 2014

      I have been sewing all my life. As a young girl, I would sit and watch my grandmother make my clothes and use the scraps for a quilt. I was hooked! I still sew outfits for my grandchildren but my love is quilting. Whether choosing a pattern and fabric for a specific person or just because you love the pattern, quilting brings so much satisfaction in seeing your creation come together. You have been a great teacher, adviser, and enabler (LOL!) Nancy. Keep up the good work.

  • Nancy King
    September 4, 2014

    I am just a beginner learning to quilt after seeing so many beautiful quilts in my local retailer.

  • Judith Shields
    September 4, 2014

    About 30 years ago I taught quilting. But circumstances and other sewing interests have pulled me away from quilting. I find recently I am brought back to the graphics of the modern quilts like this column quilt. I find working with colors in this way both exciting and calming as I begin to experiment with this media again. Thanks for your blog.

  • Nancy Rosetto
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt and spend at least a little time each day in my sewing room. It is the best relaxer for me. I love Nancy’s video’s because I can watch them any time I am ready.

  • Judith Shields
    September 4, 2014

    My daughter recently made a column quilt. I have not quilted in 30 years as other sewing interests have occupied my time. I find I am drawn to the modern graphics of these quilts and am planning a column quilt because of this blog. Thanks for rekindling my new interest in quilting. I am anxious to work with the colors in this medium again.

  • Kay Humphrey
    September 4, 2014

    My grandmother quilted with every scrap of fabric she could find. I would love to learn and carry on tradition.

  • Debora Nipper
    September 4, 2014

    Wow! What a great give away! I’d love to have any one of the prizes. 🙂 can’t wait for the mini series!

  • Deb McLean
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it soothes my soul and because I have a universal pool of friends and potential friends

  • Grace Niederlehner
    September 4, 2014

    I learned how to use our DVR so I could record your shows to watch in the evening because I was always doing something in the middle of the day and would miss them. Thank you for sharing your talent with me and millions of others. Going to your retreat is number one on my bucket list. I hope to visit your area next May or June on our way across our beautiful country. We are going on our very first cruise, to Alaska.

  • Marti Polacik
    September 4, 2014

    I watched your program for a few years. Now as I am retired, I have started into quilting. Right at the moment, I am working on my first quilt. It is a way for me to relax. Thanks to one of my neighbors who has gotten me interested, even though I thought of making one in the back of my mind. It is now reality. and I am loving it. You offer so many good tips. Thank you.

  • Emily
    September 4, 2014

    I have just started quilting this year. I love every step and making these for family is special!

  • Michelle Shaffer
    September 4, 2014

    I am an experienced sewer who is a beginner quilter. I got into quilting after seeing a quilt my Mom made. I love using scraps of material that I normally would throw away from sewing projects, in small quilt projects. I still haven’t made anything larger than a tabletop, but as I make more projects, my confidence grows! Thanks Nancy and all the bloggers who I turn to for instruction and advice!

  • Joan in NE
    September 4, 2014

    I have only quilted small projects like potholders by myself but do lots of sewing so maybe one of these days will be able to make a quilt from all of my scraps.

  • Kathy Golden
    September 4, 2014

    I enjoy quilting but it’s hard to find time to do it. So relaxing when I can and a great war to use up all of my fabric scraps.

  • Edwina Rains
    September 4, 2014

    I have completed two quilts and one quilt top so far, but I had to put things aside while raising my children, working and sending them to college. I retired in 2009, had surgery and treatments for lung cancer in April, 2010 and several health issues since the diagnosis. I’m having some thyroid issues right now, but I had my 6 month check up last Friday at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC (Ct-scan) and I am still cancer free and my 5 year anniversary is coming up in April, 2015 as a survivor. Thank the good Lord. Needless to say, I have been delayed on starting back with quilting over the last 5 years. We have recently moved into our last, permanent home (I hope) and I am in the process of getting my sewing room ready. I really miss quilting and the creating part of it. I hope to return to it soon. I would sure love to have the Baby Lock sewing machine that is being given away to help me get started again.

  • Ella Meyers
    September 4, 2014

    While my first love is garment sewing, I have done some quilting. I’d like to learn more about quilting so that I can pass this skill on to my granddaughter We’ve made various kinds of bags, sleep pajamas and many craft projects. I think teaching her to quilt would be a great way to engage her in a lifetime of sewing fun!

  • Lorie Allen
    September 4, 2014

    I am new to the art of quilting! I think the part I enjoy most is the actual cutting and piecing. I love that there is so much information available to new quilters now. Anytime I have a question or need help with a particular aspect of quilting, the answer is usually just a video away. I’m so thankful to have the tools and resources that we have now!

  • Mary Ann
    September 4, 2014

    I started out as a garment sewer but gave found my love in quilts! Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration and this cool giveaway!

  • Keeley Bergman
    September 4, 2014

    I recently started quilting! I quilt to make gifts for friends having a baby. Quilts are useful and beautiful keepsakes.

  • Evelyn Straka
    September 4, 2014

    Watched Sewing with Nancy for years and love every minute
    as you can learn so much. Now just to get the time to put it
    all to good use and learn quilting rather than sewing just clothes.

  • nancy in IN
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing for over sixth years. I do a lot of small projects-coasters, mug rugs, lap quilts. Many are for charity. My grands get a lot as do friends.
    The Heartbeat Column fits for grandson. I have been collecting fabrics for a year or so.
    Thanks

  • Linda Stevens
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting! I live how quilting, just like my life, takes small pieces and join them all together to create something beautiful!

  • Linda
    September 4, 2014

    I started sewing when I was 10 years old. I was mostly a garmet sewer. My goal always was to learn to quilt when I retired. I have only completed a tote bag and have four jelly roll tops completed. Just love the learning process. I’ve been a Sewing with Nancy fan since the beginning of the series.

  • Sheila Stepp
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt to give! My family and friends receive my quilts. I quilt for an organization in Galt California. We make quilts for needy families and homeless. It keeps me busy!

  • Connie Campbell
    September 4, 2014

    I started out sewing clothes, went to quilting and then back to clothes. Now I quilt all the time and love it! Looks like a neat book!

  • Kirsten Ross-Pedersen
    September 4, 2014

    Inspired to advance my quilting experience with the Quilt to Give column pattern. This new books looks like it would expand on this theme.

  • Carol Yates
    September 4, 2014

    Love quilting & fashion sewing. Really just love fabric! Always looking for new projects with a twist.

  • Laurel Sherry
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting after I got married and made my mom a quilt to thank her for all the years she made me clothes and costumes for my dance recitals. I had no clue how to quilt or sew, but bought a machine, and just went at it. After a few years of not quilting I am heavily back into it again, and am having fun with it and enjoy being able to create!

  • Jamie
    September 4, 2014

    Quilts to me mean love and comfort. Some are so soothing just to look at! I taught myself to quilt, using PBS shows and a how-to book written for children. 30 years later, I’m still using the same quilt shows, but they’ve moved online – where I’ve discovered a whole quilting world to explore!
    Thank you for your show, your books, your autobiography, your blog and all you do to make quilting accessible to everyone.

  • Chris from IN
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is a way of painting with fabric. It starts with choosing the colors and patterns and moves on to the skill of the 1/4 inch, then the free motion quilting. A very creative activity.

  • Granmommy11
    September 4, 2014

    I have only made one small quilt, my quilts are dreams at this point. I have the materials, the ideas, now I just need to find (or make) the time.

  • Ellie
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve been quilting a long time but I love the look of these nontraditional quilts! The modern quilt movement has energized me to try some different looks and quilts look like just what I’m want to try!

  • Tammy Campbell
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt. It is like putting a puzzle together. I am in a quilting club and we all make the same quilt with fabrics of our choice. It is amazing how different they all look when complete. You have so many wonderful ideas. I wish I was retired so I had more time to try some of them.

  • Agnes M. Graff
    September 4, 2014

    I actually began quilting because Nancy made it look so easy. When I used to be able to get “Sewing with Nancy” on the TV I used to tape the shows so I could go back and reference them. I since have made 5 quilts for graduating grandkids and 3 quilts for daughters and 1 for myself. At times it feels daunting but then our local quilt store, Sharman’s Sewing Center comes to the rescue. Thanks for all you do.

  • Pauline
    September 4, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoy quilting. I also love the camaraderie in belonging to a quilt guild and a quilting friendship group.

  • Dawn
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it is relaxing after a stressful work week. It is so satisfying to see a project take shape and turn out like it was planned.

  • Marianne
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I’m addicted..
    My 12 step program includes fabric thread needles pins sewing machine rotary cutter iron thimble scissors templates fabric and more fabric

  • Christine Gibbons
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew special things for my granddaughters (4) and grandsons (2). I make them pillowcases, pj’s, dresses, doll clothes, quilts and most anything else they ask for. I get great joy in seeing their happiness in what I have created for them. My daughters and son have always loved me sewing things for them. It is sew much fun and relaxing.

  • Enid
    September 4, 2014

    I am a new quilter. I have made two nine patch quilts that are queen size. I am now working on a queen size trip around the world.

  • Maryruth Monahan
    September 4, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Janice
    September 4, 2014

    I never seem to actually quilt as much as I would like, but it makes me feel good to just think about quilting — picking out fabric, a pattern, the size, who I can give something beautiful. Love everything about it!

  • Mimi McNairy
    September 4, 2014

    I’d love to learn to quilt, I love the warmth, design, depth, and color of quilts. Thank you quilters, your work lets my imagination run wild.

  • Chelsea
    September 4, 2014

    I want to learn to quilt so I can make quilts for my friends’ babies.

  • Karin McElvein
    September 4, 2014

    I tried every type of sewing and hand work craft before discovering quilting. I dropped all the others and have been quilting now since 1998. I never get bored there are so many patterns and fabrics. It is a joy to sit down and sew everyday.
    It is my therepy.

  • Ruth Sweet
    September 4, 2014

    I am an accomplished knitter with no one needing sweaters. One of my major joys with knitting was finding interesting colors to combine. Quilting adds more skills and more colors.

  • Karin McElvein
    September 4, 2014

    I tape your show on PBS. Quilting is my passion. Never a day goes by without some time spent sewing.

  • Tif
    September 4, 2014

    I would like to learn to quilt as the technique has so many applications, from home goods to wearables, to utilitarian products, and all the while being an open forum to express one’s artistry.

  • Gale M. Hillyer
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting to get a new “blanket” for our bed. I’m keeping at it because there are so many exciting quilt tops I want to make! With 4 adult children & 9 grandchildren, I should be able to make many beautiful quilts!

  • Mary S
    September 4, 2014

    I love sewing and quilting is part of that love. Like many others, I do it for grandchildren and our children. Looking forward to trying some of these Column quilts.

  • Meredith
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting for me is a stress reliever! I love to come home after a long day at work and play with fabric. I will never get everything made on my quilting bucket list, but a girl can dream.

  • Joyce Gooden
    September 4, 2014

    I would like to learn to Quilt with skill and see my projects look great. With good tools and great instructions I can accomplish this. I am excited with the new innovations and up coming information the possibility are endless. Nancy is very inspiring and her techniques are doable. Thank you.

  • Bonnie Taylor
    September 4, 2014

    Always looking for new techniques and designs. Not enough hours in the day to quilt, but I don’t want to run out of future quilts in my dreams! Love your program and optimism!

  • Gloria
    September 4, 2014

    I made my first very simple quilt in 4-H many, many years ago. For many years I concentrated on sewing clothing and now I’m back to quilts and love it. It is relaxing and a great creative outlet. Now I’m quilting with my granddaughters and enjoying a new generation of ideas and creativity.

  • Margaret Schindler
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt because it is like painting a photo with fabric, You take lg pieces of fabric and cut them up and they become photos that are handle and loved. It relaxes me to quilt and I love the fact that no matter how long you quilt there is always a new technique to learn

  • Christine
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting about two years ago when my daughters left for college and I needed to find a hobby to occupy the extra time I now had and to not dwell on my empty nest. Since then I have joined a quilting group and love the inspiration I get from the other ladies in the group, as well as from Nancy’s blog and videos!!

  • Robin Allen
    September 4, 2014

    I love, love, love to sew! I made my family’s clothes during tough times and came to cherish putting the love in my work. My grandmother made beautiful quilts, and I would love to learn how to do that too!

  • Cheryl
    September 4, 2014

    I want to create heirlooms for my grandchildren and what better than a quilt?!

  • Joyce
    September 4, 2014

    Time flies when I’m sewing. Quilting is always an exciting adventure as new patterns and new lines of fabric come out.

  • Leslie
    September 4, 2014

    I LOVE quilting.
    I’m continually inspired by the generosity of quilters and the ingenious notions and methods I see other quilters use and it stirs my creativity and desire to give to others. I love the feel of fabric, the endless color combinations and the myriad of pattern choices.
    My latest projects include a quilt for my sister’s cabin and machine quilting for a friend who makes prayer quilts.

  • Ann Holland
    September 4, 2014

    Love creating and have been watching your shows for many years. So much to learn!

  • Teresa Mitchell
    September 4, 2014

    I am a beginner. I have just recently completed the blocks for my first pieced block quilt and I have the top and backing ready to begin quilting my first jelly roll quilt. I must add, I ama bit nervous about starting the quilting- that is why it has not been started yet.

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to enter for these gifts.

  • MaryEllen
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt for the new babies in my life as a grandma & great aunt ! I think this style & technique is a great way to use up scraps as well . I make baby quilts for charity & these would be auick & easy !
    Thanks

  • Melody Lutz
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt to feed my creative spirit. Plus I love pure colors. I quilt daily. ..when I’m feeling lost-it’s been too long since I touched some form of quilting…design, patch, cut, fmq…ohh and SHOPPING.

  • Elena
    September 4, 2014

    I began quilting in 1980 when I was pregnant with my daughter. I took an evening course at USDA in Washington, DC. The “text” was Ruby McKim’s patchwork quilting book and I remember we made our own templates from cardboard and did all of our piecing by hand. Since then I’ve discovered the efficiency of rotary cutters, specialty rulers and machine piecing, but I always have at least one hand-piecing project going. I enjoy all aspects of the quilting process, from imagining and designing or adapting patterns, to the final binding, which I always do by hand. Quilting is exciting and relaxing for me!

  • Diane I
    September 4, 2014

    Sewing started a long time ago–as I was a 4-H member and took clothing items to fair and did make a quilt top for the church women which I recall was just 6″ squares sewn together. I sewed for my boys and my youngest boy also caught the bug as he has enjoyed crafts and is a 4-H member also but he took quilts and pillows to the fair. Last year he took a restored tractor and table runner which he got purple and blue ribbons. I recently just got my sewing room done so ready to move from the dining room to it. Thanks to all your sewing topics over the years.

  • Glenda marsh
    September 4, 2014

    What a great idea for beginning quilting classes
    Would be something kids/teens would enjoy designing!

  • kim
    September 4, 2014

    I love sewing and quilting. I have enjoyed watching your show for years.

  • Cheryl Rudisill
    September 4, 2014

    Even though I have been sewing for over 50 years, I have only recently started quilting. I love the relaxation I get from it. I thank Nancy for the inspiration and knowledge she has passed to me.

  • Ilana
    September 4, 2014

    For me, quilting is a creative outlet. I feel like an artist. Even the most simple quilt is a work of art. It’s also often a stress reliever (although sometimes it’s the source of stress and teeth gnashing). 🙂

  • Marcia
    September 4, 2014

    I used to quilt many years ago but had to stop due to lack of time. Life can get so busy. Now that I retired, I have started quilting again. I find it very relaxing and it also gives me a chance to be creative.

  • Joan McClellan
    September 4, 2014

    Love to quilt and machine embroidery

  • Brenda Wall
    September 4, 2014

    Wow! You have done so much for the sewing and quilting community and it just keeps on coming.

  • J vonholstrin
    September 4, 2014

    I love the entire quilting process but giving a quilt as a gift is the most satisfying part.

  • Barb Skinner
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting became my sanctuary when I was downsized from my job and needed to detoxify, now quilting is my passion and joy. I love my quilting friends, they energize me!

  • Kaye M.
    September 4, 2014

    You ask why I quilt and that is something interesting for me to ponder. I quilt because I like the feel of fabric and the joy of putting different colors and prints together. I like making something with my own hands and when it is completed I can enjoy it for many years, unlike cleaning the house or doing the dishes!

  • Melanie
    September 4, 2014

    I love to make quilts for the people who are special to me. It’s fun to watch how the smaller pieces of fabric & the variety of colors go together to make one larger quilt. I enjoy Nancy’s shows. I like the new strip quilts, too. Think I’ll have to try one soon!

  • Ellen Rittenhouse
    September 4, 2014

    I started sewing clothing 60 years ago and finally began quilting about 15 years ago. My first quilting was primarily the edge finishing on mission quilts. I am moving into making quilts for my grandchildren like the generations of women family members before me. My latest addition is free motion quilting that will require much practice to perfect. The Tempo will be a nice addition to my sewing room. Can anyone have too many sewing machines??

  • Cindy Amend
    September 4, 2014

    I would love to learn to quilt because I want to make beautiful covers for my beds.

  • Patricia S
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is very therapeutic for me. I quilt to give to charity organizations, for family, for gift-giving, and especially for pleasure. How awesome is that?!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your giveaway 😀

  • Robin
    September 4, 2014

    There is nothing more personal than giving someone a quilt you have made. The thought, the hours, the effort and the love that goes into it exceeds most other gifts one can give

  • Sherry Lee Crotinger
    September 4, 2014

    I need and love the feeling of creating with fabric. I sew garments, home dc and quilts. I have enjoyed watching and learning from Nancy and the many guests thru the years. A must watch for me. When I first started sewing you could find patterns, fabric, thread, pins, and scissors. And you had to be creative to find solutions to some of the problems that we ran into. As the years have flown by you can find just about anything you need for sewing. Whether is garment or quilting. Amazing is it not!!!!. What a gift!

  • Baye
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting on a used Babylock Esante that made sewing so much easier I was willing to attempt sewing something beyond mending. I can’t imagine how much Babylock’s have improved since then.

  • Jeri
    September 4, 2014

    Have watched your programs for years…LOVE THEM! I haven’t been sewing many garments since my girls are grown, but now make quilts for grandkids and great-grandkids when they’re born, and Christmas quilts for each of them later on. Have also made a lot of kids’ quilts for charity. Love to sew, wish I had a self-cleaning home.

  • Beverly
    September 4, 2014

    Thank you Nancy for always inspiring the home sewer to achieve fantastic results. I have been a 30 year “wanna be” quilter and now I have invested in some great tools and cotton materials to develop my quilts for family.

    Today’s time sensitive “column quilts” is a winner with great quilting embellishment! I am hoping for the great NEW tool of the Baby Lock Sewing machine!

  • Marcia Potter
    September 4, 2014

    Just learning to quilt! I want to give my granddaughters a quilt to love like my grandmother gave to me! I used that quilt until it literally feel apart.

  • sandi mauro
    September 4, 2014

    Love quilting – I love having all my fabric sorted by colors and textures and finding the right patterns for them. I always have a project going and try to complete the quilting on one before I start to quilt another. My only problem is I need a maid and more time.

  • Gerri C.
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve seen since I was a fir land recently started quilting. Making things for others and being involved in the creative process is so relaxing. I’m always up for a new challenge and enjoy your show and catalog very much.

  • Bobi Anderson
    September 4, 2014

    I had already purchased the booklet and CD for this. Now I am more inspired to tackle my own quilt. Thank you, Nancy, for another wonderful opportunity!

  • Amy Robertson
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt for stress relief and as a creative outlet. I love making gifts and seeing the reaction when I give a handmade item to someone! There is nothing like that feeling!

  • Jadine
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it makes me happy! I mostly make quilts for charity, my charity of choice is Quilts of Honor. I am a huge Babylock fan and feel blessed to live within driving distance to Nancy’s Notions in Beaver Dam, WI where the classes, clubs, events and service they offer are awesome. THANKS so much to the great employees there who are a constant source of inspiration!

  • Maria R
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting because I get to be creative and I find it relaxing. Your column quilts are great. Will have to try at least one. Keeping my fingers crossed. What great sponsors.

  • Wendy
    September 4, 2014

    I have enjoyed sewing and watching you for years! Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Patti
    September 4, 2014

    Quilts have always fascinated me. When I was around middle school age, I helped to hand stitch a quilt that was given away at my church. My first quilting class is September 27th, so I’m a beginning beginner. I can’t wait to get started on my first real project. Some day I will have my very own king-size quilt on my bed. But I’ll be happy to start out with a small throw or even panels for a tote or handbag. Nancy, thank you for keeping sewing alive all these years.

  • Kelli
    September 4, 2014

    Oh my! I would love to have a baby lock to make a few memory quilts for famil.

  • Susan
    September 4, 2014

    Having sewn garments and home deco items for years, I just started quilting. I began because my sister (not a sewer) wanted to start quilting. It has been great fun taking classes together,shopping for fabric, attending quilt shows and guild meeting, not to mention the pleasure of working on a quilt in the same room.

  • Brunella
    September 4, 2014

    Both of my Grandmothers made quilts… usually from pieces from worn-out field work clothing, and sometimes from lovely prints of flower sacks. My Mother usually made her quilts from clothing that me and my Brother had outgrown, and then in later years she occasionally bought a few pieces of fabric to incorporate into her designs.
    Although I don’t have the quilt or even a photo of it, my favorite was The Dutch Boy and Girl. I’ll never forget the images of that quilt–the memory of it is still in my heart and my mind. Quilts always trace and track the history of our lives that way.

  • Cheryl Tebo
    September 4, 2014

    Thank you for this opportunity to win, Nancy. I sew quilts with my church group at Grace in Menomonee Falls. We have been making quilts for Lutheran World Relief for 50 years. Some of our quilts go to the needy within our area. It is the joy of my life to quilt for charity.

  • Laurie Keep
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is so satisfying!! There is nothing quite like a finished quilt to give you a sense of accomplishment and peace. Quilting is relaxing for me, as well as a creative outlet. One thing on my bucket list is to teach the younger generations this valuable art.

  • Barbara Stickle
    September 4, 2014

    I remember cutting small squares and sewing them .together by hand when I was a young girl. My dolls always had quilts.

  • CC Collins
    September 4, 2014

    I have only made baby quilts-and I don’t think there is a nicer gift to give a newborn. I have never won a prize in my life, but learning from Nancy over the years has been a great reward.

  • Rosalinda Call
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve been watching Nancy’s program for over 20 yrs. Also a 30 minute drive to Nancy’s Notions so I’m lucky enough to attend several “Free Clubs” monthly.
    I have never made a column quilt, so I’m looking forward to the new book.

  • Barb Hanson
    September 4, 2014

    Fashion sewing has been my focus in the past so quilting is a less demanding sewing outlet for me. Quilting means gifts I can give without having to fuss over exact fitting. They can be keepsakes and functional and still allow my creativity to go where it may. Nancy, you have been an inspirational thrust in my sewing career. Thank you!

  • Nancy Taylor
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing since I can remember, My Mom taught me and it has been a life long love affair. She decided I should go to a real sewing class, so she signed me up for Brandise Department store for kids. I got 2nd prize. I was so excited. Now I am embroidering, quilting, really branching out in all directions. Learning as I go. And your programs have been a good part of it. Thank you!
    Nancy T.
    Overland Park, KS

  • kathy
    September 4, 2014

    I have lots of fabric. I should use this pattern.Thanks for the ideas.

  • Lorri lively
    September 4, 2014

    I would love to machine quilt a complete quilt

  • Sheila Bennett
    September 4, 2014

    One of the first things I made when learning to sew recently was a quilted mug rug. I fell in love with quilting! I am now making a tee shirt quilt and hopefully will make a “real” quilt next! I would love a Babylock machine because the stitches are so beautiful.

  • Patti Phillips
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew, embroider and quilt too! I began sewing after my Aunt inspired me when she made my wedding dress. It is a sense of accomplishment I feel when I have completed a sewing project. And, I know the person who has the quilt will treasure it for years to come. My daughter enjoys the art also and has made several items for her children. I even have my three year old granddaughter sewing! She made a pillow on my sewing machine. The stop-start button on the machine made it easy as she didn’t have to worry about using the foot pedal. I like to make items to give to Shriner’s children’s hospital. They like quilts, pillows and other soft items.

  • Catherine Jones
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I LOVE fabric! We have available so many beautiful fabrics, and some already cut for us, that our creativity can be endless.

  • Kathy
    September 4, 2014

    Such great inspiration. Love your peeks into this new book. Thank you for this chance to win, plus for all of your lessons over the years. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  • Shirley Clark
    September 4, 2014

    I’m about to machine quilt some I Spy quilts for my grands. I think I’m just going to do stitch in the ditch since I have 3 to do!
    These quilts are beautiful! My mom made quilts, and I used to help her piece the tops to sell when I was a kid.

  • Carol Nelson
    September 4, 2014

    At age 66 I made my first quilt and now I’m hooked. Made 5 within the first year and now am working on a Christmas one and have been making purses, casserole carriers, placemats and am also learning machine embroidery. Hope to live long enough to use up all the fabric I have collected.

  • Savannagal
    September 4, 2014

    I want to learn to quilt. I see so many gorgeous designs and would love to be able to make them for my beds.

  • Neosha Mackey
    September 4, 2014

    I have been a clothing sewist most of my life and have watched SWN since it first appeared on public television. I now do more quilting and home sewing since I retired. Love the modern look for quilts.

  • Nancy Hasenwinkel
    September 4, 2014

    I am a self-taught quilter and love to do simple, functional quilts. So these column quilts look just like the ticket for me!

  • AngelicaC
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve made many baby quilts and one twin size. It’s fun putting them together and seeing the look of surprise when I give them as gifts. I wish I had time to do more sewing!

  • Jo Stovall
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt because it keeps me busy and we are pretty much confined to home. Also, it is a good feeling to accomplish quilting a beautiful quilt and getting inspired all over again ready to quilt another one!

  • Samina
    September 4, 2014

    I just started quilting & I’ve caught the bug. A friend, who isn’t a sewist or quilter, bought a kit for a quilt that she fell in love with on a trip. She knew that I sewed a bit & asked me to put it together for her. I was happy to do it & I’ve really enjoyed the learning process. I’m sewing on the binding now & am already scrolling through quilt patterns for my next project.

  • Sarah Roberts
    September 4, 2014

    A new sewing machine went to college with me 67 yrs. ago and have enjoyed sewing garments, decor, crafts and quilts ever since. Most of the quilts have been joyous baby gifts for family and friends. Now, many are for their great-grandchildren. Watching your TV shows since the beginning has kept me inspired to try the next new projects. I am teaching my granddaughter to sew. What fun.

  • Andrea Cornett
    September 4, 2014

    I’m a beginner, but I love to quilt because it is so creative. Each quilt is its own work of art.

  • Diane Skrukrud
    September 4, 2014

    I love anything quilting from spending hours looking at quilt books and magazines to spending hours in fabric stores looking at all the wonderful fabrics and then trying to decide what to make. Watching programs like Sewing With Nancy has been very educational learning about new products and techniques. It has proved to be very inspiring and sets the mood to get the creative juices flowing.

  • Debby
    September 4, 2014

    I’m just begining to quilt and have made several baby quilts. I just love making for others and the challenge of looking for the material to match a room or theme then putting it into a pattern I want to try or think will work with a certain room. Next project are small quilts for our local womens shelter . I learn as I go , can’t wait to try your new series.

  • Andrea
    September 4, 2014

    I have only made a few quilts focusing mostly on piecing, now I am ready to start working on my quilting skills.

  • Jo Stovall
    September 4, 2014

    Love to quilt mainly to keep busy and enjoy the fruits of my labor. Confined close to home and it is a joy to accomplish a beautiful quilt and have satisfaction and peace of mind. Plans are to quilt a lot more for family members now that my skills are getting better!

  • Roberta Koniuchowsky
    September 4, 2014

    To me, “quilting” is a general term for a method of sewing that can be applied in many different ways from postcards to jackets! Because quilting allows for so much creativity I really enjoy incorporating quilting techniques into the way I sew.

    Thank you Nancy Zeiman for teaching me so much about all types of sewing!

  • Starla
    September 4, 2014

    I fell in love with sewing, then quilting, last year after my friends at work gave me a restored, 1960-era machine. I love it, and it has allowed me to find my creativity, making bags and scarves and curtains and …. you name it — and quilts! However, it has limited functions, and I can’t do free motion quilting on it. I am saving for a new machine, but my goal is a long, long ways away. I’m learning all the time, though, and loving what I’m doing.

  • Bonnie
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilts, and quilting. They are so beautiful! It is a trade that has been handed down through the centuries and is a great form of art that will continue to be passed down thru the generations. I love being a part of that.

  • Sandy
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is my passion. I took my first quilting class with my mother and mother-in-law, a delightful time for sharing and building relationships. The common denominator among quilters seems to be a desire to help those in need. My church groups of quilters donate our quilts to the local City Rescue Mission and we also make quilted shawls for local cancer patients receiving chemo. What a blessing to help these people and pray for them! Thanks for your inspiration! I especially like that your quilts are fun, new and not too difficult so everyone can be successful.

  • Marilynn Shea
    September 4, 2014

    Have been mesmerized by the quilts and instructions that Nancy Zieman provides, at no cost! .. Thank you for helping me be more confident in my sewing endeavors..

  • Sandi Babcock
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilts, the quilts I have from my Grandmother and Mother-in law bring me much joy. I have been buying material for quilting for many years. After I retired I took quilting classes at a local quilting store. Unfortunately for me my first attemp a table runner is still waiting to be finished. The instructor wanted us all to hand quilt this project.. I discovered I don’t enjoy hand quilting.(I think I wanted perfect stiches)Anyway I’m looking forward to using my embroidery machine to quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Daune Spritzer
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt for children, my own, my grandchildren, and foster children in our community. I’ve made and given over 150 so far, with another 25 tops waiting for me to finish! Thanks for the inspiration and all of the great ideas and support.

  • Patricia in Iowa
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it is the closest I will come to being artistic. Thanks to public television for carrying Nancy’s show, which is always instructive and leaves me with an “I can do that” feeling.

  • Michele Hirsch
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing since the age of 5, but only started quilting when I had daughters of my own that age. They wanted to make doll blankets, and quilting seemed like a good skill for us to learn together. They never got all that into it, but I have been quilting on and off ever since.

  • donna dennis
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting in the ’80s and it continues to be my passion. Now I make mostly quilts for Linus. There are so many little ones out there who need the comfort of a soft ‘blanky’.

  • laurie murray
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt. Is a great way to express my individuality and my love for design

  • Donna W
    September 4, 2014

    I have been quilting for nearly 20 years. Now that I am retired it has become one of my true passions. Don’t like to let a day go by that I don’t do some type of quilting. Thanks for your inspiration and teaching over the years.

  • Toni Vitrano
    September 4, 2014

    I fell in love with quilting sitting under my grandmother’s quilt frame playing with my cousins while my mother, aunts and grandmother quilted above us. When I finally got into quilting seriously myself, I loved hand quilting. I found it relaxing and practiced endlessly to perfect my stitches. Now that I have rheumatoid arthritis I am no longer able to hand quilt, I can only machine quilt. My machine is difficult to use for quilting, and I would love to have a machine that would make my love of quilting easier to accomplish. My goal is to be able to use my stash to supply hospitals and other agencies with the warmth and love that only quilts can convey.

  • Carol
    September 4, 2014

    I LOVE to quilt!! Have done garment sewing but since retirement I devote my time to quilting for others. This year I’ve made 8 quilts for children and grandchildren and donated patriotic quilts to 7 veterans, most of them of the Vietnam era. I love trying new patterns and techinques and look forward as always to trying Nancy’s new twist on an old favorite. Thank you Nancy!!

  • Marcia Herath
    September 4, 2014

    I used to make most of my clothes but haven’t done much sewing in the last couple of years. However I haven’t stopped buying fabric!! I’m in the process of organizing my sewing room so I start making clothes again and start quilting. I miss it. I want to make quilts to give and the first will be to the students that I mentor.

  • PamB
    September 4, 2014

    I have never quilted and would like to try it. I have sewn for many years; now doing mostly crafty items; purses and totes. One of my prized possessions is a hand stitched flower garden quilt my grandmother made for me.

  • Delores
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing/quilting for more than 40 years and never am more peaceful than when have needle/thread/fabric in hand or machine humming. Seven years ago, I started a group that makes quilts for patients/families who are suffering from catastrophic illnesses. Working in a hospital, I saw many of these dear folks- including co-workers and their family members. To date we have produced just over 1000 finished quilts with totally donated materials and the volunteer hours of 12-14 people who meet once a month. I would love to present the group with a sewing machine for the occasional lady who joins us without one to “learn to quilt”. Nancy, you have been my inspiration since the day I found you on PBS more than 30 years ago. Blessings to you! Thanks to your sponsors.

  • Phyllis Oldfield
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt, I have made quite a few large quilts, and numerous smaller quilts.
    I give most of my quilts away, to the domestic abuse shelter, also sheriff dept. and fire men. when they get calls
    they take a few quilts with them and give them to the children.
    My best response from a quilt was from my 16 year old grandson, I made him a wedge quilt in the Chicago Bulls colors, he even took that quilt to college.
    Then my son gave me all his Concert T shirts and I made him the largest quilt I have ever made. He is so proud of that quilt.
    Sewing gives me patience, takes my mind off daily problems,I am just alone with my sewing machine.

  • Tina
    September 4, 2014

    I really want to learn to quilt. I plan to take a beginning quilting class this year. I heve been sewing aprons and children’s clothes and love the fact that it is my creative outlet. I think that quilting would allow me to be much more creative and would like to learn alongside my daughter.

  • Sandy Dreher
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing for close to 50 years and quilting for the past 2 1/2 years. I am now enjoying the pleasure of
    teaching my granddaughter to sew. When you have been the only one who does any kind of sewing in a large family, it is so gratifying to see your passion finally shared with a family member. Loving every minute of it.

  • AS
    September 4, 2014

    I enjoy quilting and trying out various patterns and techniques. I’m retired so this is a good hobby I can do at home.

  • Carol Ann
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting helps me make it through our L O N G and D A R K
    winters–it’s easier to think spring WILL come when you’re working with a bright floral fabric!

  • Sandra Kennedy
    September 4, 2014

    Since retirement from nursing, I have taken up quilting. I feel like “Suzy Homemaker” in my sewing room with my Christian music playing while cutting, sewing, or reading my quilting magazines. I love to create quilts through various material colors, shapes and sizes. My gifts to family, friends and others has developed through my quilts.

  • Ardi Savener
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing for nearly 60 years, but have never quilted. My sister loves quilting and has been encouraging me to start. Your tips and tricks for making all sewing more efficient and time saving has been very helpful to me over the years. Thank you.

  • Jan
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting has given me many hours of pleasure not only for just the thrill of making something beautiful from fabric to the joy on my the faces of the recipients.

  • Helen
    September 4, 2014

    Nancy is so inspiring! I have learned so much from her over the years. Have been a fan for over 25 years. I only wish I lived closer to Wisconsin to take in more events!
    Quilting is my passion. It is so relaxing and calming!

  • Patricia Dieterich
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting for me is therapeutic, especially when my quilting friends and I get together several times a year for a productive weekend of sewing. We have great food, great fun and best of all, great companionship.

  • Carla Rich
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it is the most relaxing thing I know. It also allows me to continue learning. Once I have learned to do one technique, I try to learn something new. I love the colors, smell and textures of the fabric. I also love to give them as gifts to my special friends. So fun.

  • Jenny Moore
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is my passion. Love trying new patterns and making presents for family and friends. our guild makes quilts for the needy and different tragedies that happen in our area. Would love to win any of these great gifts.

  • Denise Champine
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting after I graduated from University with a degree in Engineering. Watched for years Sewing with Nancy & have sewn garments since jr. high. I love to make quilts for charity & family/friends. I belong to a quilt guild & lov to see all the beautiful quilts so inspirational.

  • Libby
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is my form of “winding down for the day” and my form of relaxation. After a very busy and hectic day at work, I need a little down time, and that is where quilting comes in….and it works. Restless nites turn into peaceful rest! And when the project is finished, what can I say, what a great feeling! And like most, they are gifts or they go to charity. Looking forward to this series and thanks for the inspiration you give.

  • Liz
    September 4, 2014

    My favorite pastime is making quilts to gift to friends and family orto donate to a charity. Photos of quilts in books and online stimulate my creative juices. I rarely follow a pattern as written. Your column quilts look like they will be fun to make.

  • cheryl
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting as a way to use my fabric scraps. I was sewing clothes since 4H and later added crafts so I think quilting was the next logical step.

  • Liz
    September 4, 2014

    My favorite pastime is making quilts to gift to friends and family or to donate to a charity. Photos of quilts in books and online stimulate my creative juices. I rarely follow a pattern as written. Your column quilts look like they will be fun to make.

  • Gail
    September 4, 2014

    I love everything about quilting. I teach quilting/sewing at my local quilt store and love sharing what I know. I also love it when I learn something new from a student.

  • LuLu
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt and give away my creations as gifts. As a biproduct, I have met many wonderful people in classes and made many friends in my quilting group. Love your show!

  • Linda H
    September 4, 2014

    Why I want to learn to quilt.” I enjoy making ideas come to life – I would like to add quilting to my experiences.

  • gladys wahl
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting fills my days and keeps my mind sharp.
    My back won’t let me stand or walk very far,
    but I sure can sit and sew, sit and press,
    and thanks to my husband making me a large smooth
    board, I can also sit and cut.
    I make several hundred charity quilts each year,
    there are so many people that need a warm hug.
    My husband is an over the road trucker, he and I
    are both so glad that I have a joyful and helpful way
    of filling my days while he is gone.
    I love your shows and admire you for what you have
    overcame. It gives me more incentive to overcome
    my weaknesses.

  • Ann M
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt for the fun of it. I’m lucky enough to go on a couple of quilt retreats a year and have made new friends along with keeping in touch with old friends from grade school. And sometimes I even finish a quilt for a gift that makes the recipient smile.

  • MaryAnn Chick Whiteside
    September 4, 2014

    I love how from the chaos of scraps an orderly quilt is born. My first “real” quilt was a memory quilt when my sister turned 16. Today, I am working in the Row by Row quilt, putting what I have gathered in Michigan into order

  • Donna C.
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it’s the best way to showcase my creativity in the design aspects (for example, choosing colors) plus my proficiency in sewing. I’ve been sewing for over 45 years plus quilting for over 30 years!! I love being in my sewing room… it is my happy place.

  • Paula
    September 4, 2014

    This is a must have book. I want to make the heartbeat one for my great grandson due in Jan.

  • denise fells
    September 4, 2014

    I have been quilting since 1981 And love it, am now learning to quilt on my home machine but would love to have a new machine for that. I love watching you on tv and never miss and episode and love that I can come to your website and watch it again if needed. thank you for all you do for usw

  • Ann
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew. Since I was forced to learn in school in seventh and eighth grade, which I now appreciate, sewing has grown on me. I did not sew after junior high until I had children, but since that time I have sewn mega children’s outfits for my children and eleven soon to be twelve grandchildren.

    I have done some quilting and time allowing hope to do more. I love working with the colors of the fabrics and learning different blocks and techniques. Quilting mixes my love of history because it is such a part of our heritage. When I quilt I feel I am experiencing an almost forgotten event which used to be so common.

    If I go into my sewing room I can forget everything but the project I am engrossed in.

  • Kathie Craig
    September 4, 2014

    I am a beginner quilter. I have many projects I want to complete. I would use the Baby Lock Tempo Sewing Machine to assist me in this process. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  • Liz
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is my favorite pastime because it offers the opportunity for creativity. I use ideas from others and add my own twist. I enjoy trying new techniques. Your column quilts look like they will be fun to make. Thanks to you and other PBS quilt shows for stimulating my interest in quilting.

  • Bev Weis
    September 4, 2014

    I absolutely love quilting and the friends I’ve made along the way. It’s great satisfaction to complete a quilt, esp one that I give away to someone special in my life. Problem I’m dealing with now is too much fabric, so I’m sharing with a friend who’s working with others to teach them sewing & quilting.
    As far the prizes being offered, I’d be happy to win any one of them. Thanks, Nancy, for all you’ve taught me thru your tv programs & your books!

  • Sheri Goltz
    September 4, 2014

    I have really enjoyed Nancy’s teachings over the years & especially now after visiting the sewing weekend in May & reading her book (loved her journey). There is soooo much to learn! I wish I could sew all day, I want to try it all!

  • Katie
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it’s a creative way to wrap somebody in love!

  • Duane Wiley
    September 4, 2014

    I love the creativity of sewing, both with clothes and quilting. When I was younger, I sewed both my own and children’s clothes. Now I quilt. I’m pretty much self taught…the internet is great isn’t it? Love your shows and what you have accomplished in your life. You are an treasure.

  • Solveig VanOverbeke
    September 4, 2014

    Recently retired after 39+ years and looking forward to doing some sewing in a craft room I am in the process of putting together. I am still using a New Home sewing machine I received as a wedding present in 1967 but hoping to “update” soon!! Have been watching Sewing with Nancy for years on PBS. Thanks for showing us new and wonderful ideas through the years.

  • Diana
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it keeps my mind challenged and brings a peacefulness and relaxation in my life.

  • Margaret Schlimmer
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is so relaxing and everyone loves a sweet baby quilt. What a thrill to wrap the little one in a one of a kind quilt and was created from the heart! Sewing with Nancy has been such an inspiration for so many of my projects over the years. The show never goes out of style!

  • Jeanne
    September 4, 2014

    I have watched Nancy Zieman on PBS since it was first broadcast and have learned so much over the years that has added to my enjoyment of quilting and skill development. Thank you Nancy and PBS! I anticipate watching this series for new ideas and patterns to use – there’s always something new and fresh in her presentations.

  • Lee Vertrees
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I love the feel of the fabrics.

  • Judy Myres
    September 4, 2014

    I’m so happy that I found your website. I started quilting again a few years ago and now that I’m retired I have more time to sew and quilt. I enjoy making scrap quilts and purses/totes for family and friends and get a lot of good ideas and inspiration from you! Thanks for sharing your expertise!

  • Corky
    September 4, 2014

    Quilted gifts make the most special ways to say “I love you” because they give of you, your time, and your talent not just your treasure! Right now I’m making a birthday quilt for my nine-going-on-thirty granddaughter and I can only hope that she’ll get as much joy from using it as I’m getting in making it. It’s built around Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” panels and it’s delightfully bright.
    Thanks, Nancy, for all your guidance, teaching, and leadership for all these years!

  • Carol Jean Parker
    September 4, 2014

    My mother tried hard to teach me to sew. I liked math, but this was not for me. As I grew older she would have me watch Nancy Zieman with her. Still no interest. Then my fourth grandchild came along and I bought a sewing machine, went on internet, started watching Nancy again and gained confidence to sew for darling Hayley. This summer I saw the jelly roll race and made my first quilt. Now I record Nancy every day to find hints to make me a better sewist. I want to get brave enough one day to more than stitch in the ditch quilting. Any suggestions?

  • Jan H
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is a way of combining color, texture and love into works of art that cannot only bring me hours of joy, but also much happiness when I see the smiles of the ones receiving the gifts. Lately, I have been concentrating on passing on the art to the younger generation by teaching them the love of sewing and fabric. Thanks, Nancy, for your inspiration.

  • Anita Phelps
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I love to get away from the day’s troubles, feed my starving creativity, a make something that my loved ones will cherish and pass down with stories as my mother has for me.

  • Anne Nowak
    September 4, 2014

    I was drooling looking at all the great things to win….I am a newbie quilter and have to say, am addicted. I love creating and not knowing exactly what the end product will look like. I like to call my type of quilting, “Squirrel!”, cuz things are always evolving into other things and I never end up with the same quilt twice! Thanks Nancy for inspiring the hidden sew-er in me!

  • Linda Lester
    September 4, 2014

    I enjoy quilting because I love it when bits of fabric can be sewn together to make a design that grows bigger and bigger and when you’re finished you have a beautiful quilt that started out with just little bits of fabric. Quilting gives me joy!

  • Frances
    September 4, 2014

    Those are some really interesting quilts! Most of mine are small projects, table runners, wall hangings, and such, to be given as gifts. And, I have a backlog of such projects for myself. LOL Thanks for the cool ideas and awesome giveaway!

  • Gail
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve always been interested in quilting, and now that I’m retired, I have the time to devote to it. I’ve never considered myself to be an artistic person, but every quilt I’ve made, I have been happy with, and I love all the prints and colors that fabric comes in, and all the possibilities that come with the different patterns, blocks, and techniques.

  • Farrell Hobbs
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting again in earnest after retiring a year and a half ago. The beautiful fabrics and patterns available today are amazing. I am getting better at combining fabrics and love all the bright and jewel tone colors. It is amazing to see the quilt after piecing – it really does look like the pattern, only better.

  • Bettie Frisby
    September 4, 2014

    I loved the first Column Quilt book and I know I will love the new one. I find quilting gives me the creative outlet to express my style while allowing me to produce beautiful, useful items. Thank you Nancy for the years you have shared your talent and inspiration with all of us. I have learned so much and have enjoyed every minute.

  • Candy Thomas
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt nightly, after work, supper, and light housework is done. It is my escape from all that the world seems to be offering these days. It is like jumping off the merry-go-land of life and getting lost in everything creative.

    The two column has just been put on my do to list. :o)

  • Peggy Perry
    September 4, 2014

    I love everything about quiltin. there is always something new to learne.

  • Judy Abbott
    September 4, 2014

    Always interested in your new ideas for quilting, even if they are not what I’m actually going to do. They come in handy when I’m creating.

  • Sharon N
    September 4, 2014

    I am just learning to quilt after years of garment sewing, and I love the process. I’ve only done small projects so far, but hope to be able to tackle a larger project soon. Your videos are so easy to follow, you have really helped me a great deal. Thanks for what you do.

  • Pat
    September 4, 2014

    What a wonderful idea for beautiful quilts. Looks especially good for a newbie quilter like me. Thanks again, Nancy for bringing us the best ideas.

  • Zaida
    September 4, 2014

    I love Sewing with Nancy because it encourages me in making many, many projects. Quilting quickly will also help me get on to more projects.

  • Ivette
    September 4, 2014

    I look forward to watching these episodes. I’m currently learning to quilt.

  • Vanessa Goodwin
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I failed at crossstitch, crochet and knitting. ..a friend introduced me to quilting and I realized that it was an art for and that the rules were mine to break and follow as I chose.

  • Mary Anne Ahtye
    September 4, 2014

    I made a couple of quilts about 40 years ago. Now that I have retired I have been exploring my creative side and exploring sewing and now a renewed interest in quilting. My inspiration has always been “Sewing with Nancy” who’s PBS shows have provided the inspiration and motivation to quilt and learn new techniques in making quilts in a more modern way.

  • Nancy
    September 4, 2014

    Reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd is a wonderful reminder of the ways in which quilts keep us warm, both heart and soul.

  • Rebecca Wright
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew and quilt and to create things. I love giving my creations to family and friends as a one of a kind gift,and also putting my love in it for them. Unfortunatly,my sewing machine is sadly needing to be replaced,and being on a fixed income,that is not possible. So I would really love to win this machine. I also watch Sewing With Nancy every week and I am one of your biggest fans, You teach me so much. Thank you

  • Nancy
    September 4, 2014

    Reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd reminds me of the ways in which quilts warm us, both in heart and soul.

  • Mary Stanley
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is so relaxing and lets me show some creativity in my projects. Learning the different techniques is something that challenges me. And when it’s done, we have something to show for it!

  • Beth Peterson
    September 4, 2014

    I’m a new quilter and would love to make my first queen-sized quilt. The piecing, I’m find with; the actual quilting is my goal. 🙂

  • Donna
    September 4, 2014

    I have just started sewing again after many years. I am enjoying the Rectangles and Squares projects as they are helping me to brush up those rusty skills! I am feeling the pull of the quilts once again, and look forward to many enjoyable evenings quilting.

  • Susan Gordon
    September 4, 2014

    I learned to sew in 4-H and then just used it to mend things, make curtains, my brides maid dress, my sons’ Ren Faire costumes and my many work scrubs. After retiring at the beginning of this year, I decided to make a quilt of the tops in memory of all my years of work. That first quilt ended up as a king size quilt that I am very proud of. The next was the Texas flag using 5 different shades of the red, white and blue in the stripes and star. I have loads of left over material and want to quilt it all away. Thanks for all of your on-line video instructions. They have been my life savers.

  • Stacey
    September 4, 2014

    I am loving Sewing with Nancy! The show is so informative for beginners and intermediates. I look forward to the show playing on my local PBS channel every week. When I am not watching on PBS I watch Nancy on-line. Can’t get enough!!

  • Betty Keeling
    September 4, 2014

    I am a “wanna-be” quilter! I love looking at quilts to see how they are made & if I can figure out which row was put together first. I hope to be able to start quilting when I retire in a couple years. Have loved following Nancy over the years.

  • Marie
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is a passion whether it’s a charity quilt or a paper-pieced mini OR a virtual e-quilt! All are so good. My grandmothers taught me and I continue to practice, practice, practice.

  • Judy G
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt and sew because I love it! It relaxes me, gives me a personal sense of satisfaction and the results “seam” to please others. Most of my sewing involves either fashion doll clothes or quilts. After a few hours of close work on doll clothes, I am ready to stretch out onto the bigger field of a quilt. Funny how both involve 1/4″ seams, though. LOL

  • Kathy Strong
    September 4, 2014

    Hi Nancy, I love watching your show, I can’t wait to watch your show every Saturday morning on PBS. My mother taught me to sew when I was a little girl, and I can remember on the weekends and in the evenings her Singer sewing machine going 90 miles an hour. My dad use to tell her she was going to get a speeding ticket if she didn’t slow down a bit! Well, that meant he couldn’t hear the T.V. very well. My mom was a beautiful sewer, and made all of us 3 children’s clothing throughout our school years. We were always the envy of the school children! Even though she was a beautiful sewer, she only made a few quilts, and I cherish them today with fond memories. I am an avid sewer today and a quilter. I love your show, and the inspiration you have given me throughout the years. You have given me so much encouragement to try new things all the time. I love that about you!!!! I appreciate all that you have brought to the quilting world. You remind me so much of my mother and her ways. Thank you, Nancy. Kathy

  • Jane
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew because it challenges the brain and what is not to love about fabric and color.

  • Susan Nicol
    September 4, 2014

    I find it enjoyable to quilt. I discovered quilting 2 years ago. I went to my LQS to learn how to use the 25 year old serger I had been gifted and noticed that they were offering sewing classes as well. I signed up for the 3 class basic quilting to make a table runner. By class 2 I had already bought material and started sewing a queen sized quilt for myself (a tad ambitious) on my 25 year old sewing machine. It is fascinating that you take large pieces of fabric, cut them into little pieces, jumble them up, and sew them back together into beautiful pieces of art.

  • Margaret Coleman
    September 4, 2014

    I am 81 years old, and sew all the time. I make mostly aprons and baby things I think it’s time I learn to quilt. I see all these beautiful designs, and would love to ty them.

  • Margaret Coleman
    September 4, 2014

    I am 81 years old, and sew all the time. I make mostly aprons and baby things I think it’s time I learn to quilt. I see all these beautiful designs, and would love to try them.

  • Marcile Cunningham
    September 4, 2014

    Sewing has been a wonderful hobby for me for over 50 years. Lots of friends and relatives have benefited from what I’ve made or repaired or created; my most prized creation was to make my daughter’s wedding dress, 4 bridesmaid’s dresses and my dress. That was a dream come true. I’ve always admired quilts and loved the intricate designs. As a math teacher (retired now) I could see the math involved in so many of these designs. Now I have decided it is time to take a quilting class or 2 and learn to make quilting a part of my life. I’m sure I have enough material in my stash to do lots of quilting!

  • Kris Blakla
    September 4, 2014

    I found quilting when I retired. The beautiful patterns and all of the wonderful fabrics available are very inspiring. I took a class that taught 24 different patterns all using the same fabrics and made a queen size quilt . I was hooked.

  • Carol K E
    September 4, 2014

    I have made many baby quilts and a few bed sized quilts. Lately, I have found that table runners and in the hoop mug rugs make great shower gifts. My biggest project has been a kaleidoscope quilt for a king sized bed. Finally, it is ready for borders and then quilting. I also sew with a group at church to make quilts for giving. I do not know how I ever found time to work as a nurse.

  • Kathy
    September 4, 2014

    Hi Nancy,
    I love to quilt because my mom taught me to sew when I was a small child. She was a beautiful seamstress and made all of us 3 children’s clothing for school. We were the envy of all. She was a great inspiration to me of what you can accomplish with fabric and thread and her trusty old Singer sewing machine.
    I have been watching you since the very beginning, and I have to tell you, you have given me so much inspiration for making quilts and just giving me the confidence to learn and also inspire my children to sew as well. I still to this day look forward to Sewing With Nancy every Saturday morning. Thank you mom, and Nancy for giving me the inspiration! We are in a class all our own!!!! Kathy

  • Susan
    September 4, 2014

    Looking forward to making my first column quilt with the help of your video. Thanks for letting us view this.

  • Jennifer Swenson
    September 4, 2014

    I find quilting relaxing and I get inspired by other quilters use of colors I may not try on my own. I especially enjoy your books and shows on any topic-you break it down into learnable pieces. Thank you for the years of teaching you have done.

  • Margaret Zupfer
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt for several reasons. The first is for original quilts to match a room or a personality. The second reason – I like touching fabric!

  • Lynda A.
    September 4, 2014

    I have sewn clothes for all ages, altered store bought clothes, made quick projects, gifts, home decor, and costumes, but I have never made a quilt. I love the patterns, fabrics, tools and tutorials for quilting, but I seem to always have other projects needing attention first. I love simple patterns, like stars, log cabins, and columns, so I would love to try piecing and machine quilting for a king bed. I promised myself if I ever get the chance to start on a quilt, all other projects must stop until I finish. Would love to win so I can make my first quilt!

  • Lynn
    September 4, 2014

    I love to learn new techniques when I quilt!

  • Jan
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve been sewing since 1965 and quilting for about 20 years. I sew and quilt because it’s relaxing and it also keeps me from raiding the refrigerator. It’s very satisfying to see the completed project. I wish I was in Madison at the Quilt Expo, but will be watching Quick Column Quilts, Part 1 on WYIN here in the Chicago area in about 40 minutes.

  • Joy
    September 4, 2014

    WOW – How exciting, I have been a Quilter since I was a very small child. I remember sitting around my Aunts bedroom where she had a quilting rack that would roll down above her bed so that she, my Grandmother and my other Aunt, would sit round the bed and quilt. Usually on Sunday’s after church. I learned young to appreciate the gift of making and giving to others that were in need. I loved those day’s, they are very dear to me. I still use Grandmother’s Singer Sewing machine. I am an avid crochet maker of many items as well, these are the 2 of my favorite things I love to do. I am looking forward to the new series I watch Nancy everyday, and I learn something new all the time.

  • Carolyn
    September 4, 2014

    I started a Turkey Track quilt for my daughter which I promised her 40 years ago. The fabric I am using is from shirts from my dad, her grandfather. I have it cut out and some pieces put together. This is the first quilt I have done and am “scared” of what I am doing. I have made clothes, swimming suits, crafts, taught a 5 year old to sew in a before school program, but need something to help me get the quilt done. I volunteer at Hospice and have done projects for our clients. Giving back to others is such a blessing. Working with children is especially a blessing. The sense of accomplishment warms your heart.

  • Chris
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it makes me happy twice. Once when I make it and the second time when I give the quilt to someone I care about or a complete stranger. Their smile makes me want to start the next one.

  • Liz Turney
    September 4, 2014

    I am definitely an avid quilter, making quilts for all my family and friends. My newest passion is quilting for my Grandson, he has about a dozen quilts and is only 2! I have a Grandaughter on the way now so I am working on pink quilts. Plus several quilts for Christmas gifts! I love it! I love the whole process of quilting!

  • beth daniels
    September 4, 2014

    I am probably an intermediate quilter. I started making quilts about three years ago. I have only made six or seven quilts though. I also do machine embroidery and sewing clothing. My main love is quilting. I belong to a quilt club and belong to Gulf States Quilting Association. I also go to a quilting 4-day retreat every August that a quilter does in Louisiana. My quilting relaxes me and gives me joy when I finish a quilt.

  • Julie
    September 4, 2014

    I learn so much!

    • mary
      September 4, 2014

      love to sew and quilt. A day sewing a quilt is a good day.

  • Pat Bartholomew
    September 4, 2014

    I have never quilted before. I love sewing and machine embroidery and want to take on a new adventure. With so many more modern quilt designs I can not wait to start my first quilt. What great gifts for family and friends, not to mention the many volunteer groups that are in need of these types of items.

  • mary
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew and create new things to share with others. I have made quilts for my sons and their wives and now I get to make quilts for my granddaughters!! Life is good when working on a quilt.

  • Jennifer Farris
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt as a creative outlet. I love fabric and designing a layout. I am fascinated with different stitch patterns and I favor narrow bindings.

  • Debra Yates
    September 4, 2014

    I just love the process of creating a new quilt. I have been addicted since I made the first one. It’s my relaxation time my own little retreat from all the hassle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Lori Scicolone
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt to leave something of me to others. It’s the time and love that I put into quilts that I would love people to know it was with pleasure that I produced these quilts.

  • Diana Grindel
    September 4, 2014

    I started quilting as my granddaughters didn’t like what was on the market. They had certain colors in mind; couldn’t find them in the stores. So we got the material and I started quilting. I am in the process of teaching them how to sew and next is quilting. It would be nice to have such a lovely book to help teach them with!
    Thanks for the chance to win !

  • Susanna
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it makes me feel good and I love the feel and color of fabric. I love to giving someone a lasting gift that I made.

  • Linda Coletta
    September 4, 2014

    I have not quilted since my 10 year old daughter was given a assignment to do an apprenticeship with an adult to learn a new skill. That was 23 years ago! We actually learned together by reading and following directions we created a beautiful baby quilt for her to have when she had her own children. That was a wonderful assignment for both of us. I would love to begin quilting and really enjoy Nancy’s episodes on quilting. She is always so inspiring and explains all the steps in a clear and understanding way. Here’s hoping I can complete a quilt of my own!

  • Pat
    September 4, 2014

    Loved the first episode of “Quick Column Quilts”. I peaked ahead on your website to see what is to come in your new book “Quick Column Quilts”. I am anxiously waiting for the next two episodes. Your first episode makes me want to try the modern quilting, instead of the traditional style I usually do. Always good to try something new.

    PS Enjoyed the rectangle series also, great series too!

  • Margaret Graczyk
    September 4, 2014

    Why I want to quilt. Hmmmm, feels like an interview with the open ended questions interviewers use to let them “see” into your personality. 😉 As a sewist (of no note!) of many years starting with minor repairs to infant layettes , moving to children’s clothes, blending in my own items and segueing to community stage costumes and now naturally cycling back to infant layettes and childrens play clothes, I now have time to learn a new skill. Now, I want to learn to quilt because sewing has been such a large part of my life and I am so in love with fabric. I want to learn to quilt because I am so fascinated with colors, textures and the manipulation of these to make such beautiful creations. I want to learn to quilt because I am ready for the challenge. I already know of the rewards, NOW, when and where do I start?

  • Julie A. Boster
    September 4, 2014

    Dear Nancy, Such a fun blog. My quilting time is a quiet & a soothing time for my soul. Everything bad slips away, leaving everything else that remains good & fresh. Looking forward to reading your blog. Thank-you~ Happy Sewing~

  • Margaret Haffner
    September 4, 2014

    I am a beginner at quilting, looking forward to completing my first quilt, a work in progress, as a gift for my daughter. I love the feeling of satisfaction as you complete the blocks. I am Hoping she enjoys it when it’s finished!

  • Judy Myres
    September 4, 2014

    I began quilting again several years ago. I’m happy that I found Nancy’s blog. I enjoy making scrap quilts, purses and totes. I find so many projects and patterns here that inspire me. Now that I’m retired I have more time to sew and quilt. Thanks for sharing your expertise Nancy!

  • Tonya Lawson
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I find it stress-relieving, and I enjoy the drawn-out process of imagining how happy the recipient will be. 🙂

  • Jerrie Lynn Bergman
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is my way of relaxing and getting rejuvenated to do the everyday and business tasks. It’s so rewarding when you see the appreciation people show when they receive a quilt I made for them.

  • Louise Johnson
    September 4, 2014

    I have started to do a smidgen of quilting as it has become much more acceptable to do simple piecing and machine quilting. I love other people’s gorgeous hand quilting and intricate piecing, but I do not have the patience or time to do all that handwork. Thank goodness for my son living in Philadelphia; I get into the PA Amish country every so often and appreciate with my eyes and my pocketbook their fine handiwork.

  • LindaC in AZ
    September 4, 2014

    Quick quilting is what I would like to do. I don’t think I would have the patience to do a very involved quilting project, but I do love to sew.

  • Andrea Santoso
    September 4, 2014

    Just completed my first beach blanket made from recycled jeams
    Pretty close to a quilt. I was excited to finish!

  • Barbara Palmatier
    September 4, 2014

    I have loved these column quilts since you started making them about 4 years ago. I sew quilts to give away in our sewing group, and have yet to sew one with the column quilt design. They are so fast looking. My next quilt is going to be that design. I am not going to let them talk me into any other design this time. Wait until they see how fast they are. They will all want to make one. You have peeked my interest in them once again. Thank you.

  • Carol
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt for the quietness. When I am sewing I feel at peace. My days can be very challenging so for me quilting is a relaxing part of my day. I enjoy all the parts from choosing the pattern, collecting the fabric, the cutting (not so much), and then watching it all come together.

  • Mary Ely
    September 4, 2014

    I am getting back into quilting after a few years away.Love the feeling of accomplishment when I finish a project whether large or small. But where have all the fabric stores gone?

  • Cathy Brady
    September 4, 2014

    I have loved to sew since I was very young. My sister Jackie taught me when I was 8 years old. Quilting is an extension of my hands body and mind. In my mind I can design what I want my hands to make. Sometimes it looked better in my mind and sometimes it looks better in real life. Whatever, it makes me very happy and I love to learn new things, so when I found sewing with Nancy I was very happy. Thanks cat

  • Lily Ah
    September 4, 2014

    From the first moment I saw a miniature quilt I knew I was hooked for life. Winning will help me along the path to mini quilting greatness 🙂

  • Joanne
    September 4, 2014

    Just started quilting a couple years ago and absolutely LOVE quilting. I have completed 8 quilting projects so far. It is one of the most relaxing hobbies I have ever had, you are in an entirely different world!

  • terri dewey
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting! I love sitting at my sewing machine and being able to create something unique and beautiful. Its my total relax and destress activity.

  • Rose Burnett
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt. I especially like to make quilts for relatives and for children in trauma. I like to take small pieces of fabric that no one else wants and piece them together into a quilt. It is fun to create with lots of scraps and no pattern.

  • Virginia Riisberg
    September 4, 2014

    My Mom started my passion for garment sewing when I was 8 years old. When she started making quilts many years later, I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to cut fabric into so many little pieces and then sew them back together. Now I understand the special joy and blessings a quilt brings to each person that receives one!

  • Sharon J.
    September 4, 2014

    I am anxious to see your new series. You always offer new and helpful hints to make sewing such a fun and pleasurable time. I have made one quilt (which I donated to a silent auction), but know there are more to come. Can’t wait to see your book.

  • Helen Sue Hunt
    September 4, 2014

    I enjoy quilting it gives me pleasure to start with a piece of fabric and make something that will give others so much joy and warmth. Helen

  • Kathy Tripp
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt for lots of reasons–it gives me something fun and creative to do and I can make things for family, friends, charities and myself! I consider a trip to the quilt shop a mini-vacation which never fails to inspire and lift me up! Column quilts will be a new perspective for a quilt design! Thanks.

  • Rosalyn Schultze
    September 4, 2014

    I love to learn new quilting styles and techniques. I find endless opportunity for enjoyment with my sewing machine and fabric and I have been sewing for over 50 years!

  • linda roller
    September 4, 2014

    I have wanted to learn to quilt for years.I am a very good sewer. I imagine it takes a of of patience.

  • Nancy Glisson
    September 4, 2014

    I’m more of a “wanna-be” than a real quilter. I’ve made several small projects but so far haven’t been brave enough to tackled a large quilt.

  • Michael J Elinski
    September 4, 2014

    When I could no longer practice medicine due to a chronic illness, I felt lost, as if my identity was taken away from me. I am grateful for my self-taught, new skill of sewing and quilting, which has been tremendously helpful and even therapeutic. I cherish sewing for having helped me rediscovered some of my self-worth as a productive person. A sewing day is a good day!

  • Karen L.
    September 4, 2014

    Wow, what a fabulous give-away! Thanks for doing this. The book looks wonderful also! The modern quilt movement is starting to grow on me. So, why do I quilt: It’s a way for me to be creative; it takes me away from mundane chores; it produces nice items for both my own home and for gifts; although there are times it drives me crazy, it helps me keep my sanity on many a day (if that makes sense?).

  • Martha
    September 4, 2014

    It is so good to read and see so many comments. I believe that learning to sew, to embroider, to quilt could be a cure to peace. It encourages patience and a feeling of well being.

  • Linda Carter
    September 4, 2014

    What a wonderful give away. I never sewed a button on and then in 1995 I changed jobs and met up with a group of quilters. Been quilting ever since. Never knew what I was missing. Wonderful hobby with the most wonderful ladies!

  • Alice Schneider
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew and have a huge stash of fabric. It’s time I start using that fabric by making a quilt. Sewing With Nancy has given me lots of ideas to do just that!

  • Rosemary Griffis
    September 4, 2014

    Since age and weight are conspiring to make garment sewing and fitting a nightmare, I’ve bee considering quilting for a couple of years. (I’m also a Dedicated Procrastinator.) I have fabric, patterns, how-to books, etc. I just need to START. Maybe a new machine and some new supplies will give me a renewed impetus. Nancy, I love your shows, blogs, books. Since reading your autobiography, I’ve become a super-fan!

  • Sandra Ashwood
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt as it is my distressed and I love making beautiful quilts. My first quilts were in my cross-stitch pictures as I never came from a family of quilters so decided if I was ever to get a quilt I was going to have to make my own.and of course I was hooked!! Would love to win!

  • Polly
    September 4, 2014

    Love the color and texture possible with quilts. It gives me a creative outlet.

  • Shirl R
    September 4, 2014

    I first learned about quilting by watching my dear Grandmother and her neighbor/good friend hand-quilt Grandmother’s Fan on a quilt frame suspended from the ceiling. I remember as a small girl crawling around under that suspended quilt frame while they worked and chatted. That quilt was for me, but I didn’t know it at the time, and I have kept it all these many years, recently handing it down to my daughter so that it will continue going down through the generations of our family being loved and cared for. From that childhood memory, I now have the time to pursue quilting in my own right and this story as well as my love of quilting, has inspired my daughter and my granddaughter to also take up this joyful and peaceful hobby.

  • Lori M.
    September 4, 2014

    I enjoy the finding of the perfect quilt block, the petting of fabric, the more to chose the best….And then they giveaway…I make them for warm, love and snuggles…….Thank you for the giveaway….

  • Laura
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve been sewing for 57 years. I love quilting. The colors seem to bring life to the quilts. These are nice prizes. I’ve never won so it would be real nice to do so. Your program is so inspiring. Anyone who doesn’t sew certainty would desire to if they watch your show.

  • Kathy Luehrs
    September 4, 2014

    I am an advanced beginner quilter – so I love finding new rulers and learning how to use them – then making something with them

  • C Kay Wharton
    September 4, 2014

    I am re-starting sewing and quilting, after my machine broke. I just waited until I couldn’t stand it any longer, then got a reconditioned Singer circa 1929. Just straight stitches, but that’s enough for now. Have lots of fabric and idea books, so I am going to town!

  • Diane
    September 4, 2014

    Nancy I sew because I find it so relaxing. I also love to be able to make and give as gifts, the many things that I love to sew.
    I have been sewing since I was 8 years old and never have I regretted the time I have sewed for my family and friends.
    I love your show and the directions you give on the many projects to put out there for us. Thank you so much.

  • JM
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing for over 50 years and still love it.
    Sewing charity quilts is my passion-including Quilts of
    Valor. My family never say they have enough quilts.
    I love the Modern Quilts.

  • Cynthia
    September 4, 2014

    The majority of my sewing & quilting skills are self taught. I wish I could have learned from my quilting grandmother, but she had stopped quilting because of a stroke before I met her. I now cherish the one quilt I have from her. I also paint, mostly with oils, but have recently used water colors to paint on fabric. I hope to merge these two skills into works of art.

  • Marge Donegan
    September 4, 2014

    Sewing has been my hobby for over 40 years, but I have yet to try quilting. Now that I am retired I would like to try some quilting projects.

  • Joanie
    September 4, 2014

    Why I like to quilt is because it is something my big sister taught me and every time we got together we quilted together and we collaborated on over 4 quilts that we made for a local charity auction. Now I want to teach my granddaughter age 10 how to quilt and sew, I think she will love it

  • Cassy L.
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because I just have to! Quilting, sewing, stitching, and playing with fiber has merged into spiritual practice for me. Creative expression has become as necessary as breath.

  • Sheri Andresen
    September 4, 2014

    I have been watching you for ahem a couple of years since we are both “Spring Chicks” I started out quilting and now am testing the waters of garment stitching. Sew inspired by my PBS Saturday Mornings. Thanks for all you have taught me. my soul is feed by needle and thread.

  • Donnie Kirby
    September 4, 2014

    I am new to quilting and am interested in any new information on quilting I can find.

  • Diane C
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting/Sewing is my way of keeping my stress level very low. I have been sewing for probably 40 years and quilting for the last 15.

  • Joanne
    September 4, 2014

    Just started quilting a couple years ago and absolutely LOVE quilting. I have completed 8 quilting projects so far. It is one of the most relaxing hobbies I have ever had, you are in an entirely different world! Any day spent sewing and quilting is a good day!

  • Wanda Reynolds
    September 4, 2014

    I love watching Sewing with Nancy. I am not a quilter, but I embroider with my Baby Lock embroidery machine. I am attempting a quilt for my daughter’s cabin in the NC mountains.

  • CherylBinford
    September 4, 2014

    I enjoy sewing every chance I get, just talking about it makes me laugh also feels good. I started sewing and quilting in middle school and I really loved it. I picked it back up again because I enjoyed it. I began reading about Nancy Zieman and loved her show with her many creative,wonderful sewing techniquies also this is what I started to follow as I now .I have mad quilts with other sewing items and will still do this.

  • Jo D.
    September 4, 2014

    Life always included sewing. Necessary sewing. Then an accident (20 yrs ago) rearranged my body and my life. My husband took a big chance spending big bucks on a new sewing machine for me so I could try to re-enter a normal life. Well, that will never be but I can sew. I watched and taped Sewing with Nancy on TV. There she was telling somebody with head injuries how simple sewing was. It’s not as ‘pretty’ as I’d like. Sewing for three granddaughters was a trial. Quilting has become my go-to project. And I still am encouraged by Nancy.

  • Christina Gonzalez
    September 4, 2014

    Beginning to quilt for myself and family. Would love to win.

  • Bev Donaldson
    September 4, 2014

    I am always waiting to see what new ideas you have. It was fun to watch you tape a segment during the Quilt Expo

  • Anne Z.
    September 4, 2014

    I love to quilt for many reasons. First, the creative expression is unlimited. There is such variety in designs to work within from the Traditional to Modern to Art Quilts to Landscape Quilts. I also find the time I spend choosing my fabrics fun and relaxing. There are so many beautiful fabrics available today. I also love to learn and quilting allows me to challenge myself and try new techniques.

  • Mary Van Kleeck
    September 4, 2014

    I love sewing with Nancy! I spent the day at the Quilt Expo and had a great time.

    P.S I’m making a column quilt right now!!!

  • Donna Lee
    September 4, 2014

    The internet has just exploded with beautiful quilts much different from the ones from my childhood. I just made my first pieced quilt block and have been building a Pinterest board called “Quilty Inspiration”. I’ve sewed for most of my life, but I want to learn to quilt because it is a very special form of art and creates something that can be passed down for generations!

  • Georgia Montano
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting. I am very excited about Nancy’s new book. I will be ordering it soon. When I quilt I don’t think of anything else and the hours just fly by.

  • janice bowman
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it leaves loving memories for my family to cherish of loved ones gone on.

  • Janice Smith
    September 4, 2014

    I have started a T-shirt quilt as I couldn’t bare to toss out old T-shirts that I’ve collected on trips but can no longer wear. They hold good memories. I would eventually like to make another quilt or maybe some smaller ones to donate to Project Linus. It is very relaxing to me to be sewing.

  • Robin in KS
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve sewn practically my entire life but have resisted quilting until very recently. It just seemed too persnickety, too unforgiving, and too much for my little plain jane sewing machine to handle. But in the last year or so I’ve seen such wonderful but simple patterns and quilt-as-you-go techniques that my resistance is quickly wearing down!

  • sue Avery
    September 4, 2014

    I’m learning to quilt by making baby quilts for the homecare nurses. This was the nurses’ have a place to lay a newborn when they are showing new mothers how to change and clean babies. Then the nurses give the quilts to the mothers.

  • Mary Roney
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting . I love fabric. I still have so much to learn about quilting but I find that the more I sew the better I get at it. Quilting is relaxing and an art like painting.
    I was introduced to quilting when we were stationed overseas in Holland. I was invited to attend a ladies quilting group that met once a month . It was making quilts by hand. We would make blocks and trade them with each other. It is a beautiful hobby.

  • Aggie
    September 4, 2014

    I make and donate lap quilts for local rehab center patients. This is a novel idea for construction of these quilts and I look forward to viewing a finished quilt that I have made.

  • Harriet Wetherell
    September 4, 2014

    When I joined a quilt group dedicated to making lap quilts I had never quilted. They were so welcoming and generous with their time and talents that today I make quilts from scratch. I had sewed over the years for family and my home and now have the time to give to others, The column pattern was the first one I tried. I sew for fun, using my arthritic fingers makes them better and the joy of giving makes me feel needed. Thanks to Nancy I keep up on what’s new and how to sew smarter.

  • Sonja Schario
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting for me is like an island getaway. I can forget about the stress of the day when I get to my sewing machine. I love to try new patterns, so once done and quilted I give to my guilds project of giving a quilt to a foster child(ren) in the area. It give me a purpose for those beautiful children who so many times are shuffled around.

  • Beverly Collins
    September 4, 2014

    I love making applique quilts and am learning how to quilt by machine. My first quilt was a sampler that I made in 1984. I made several tops and my Mom did my hand quilting for me. She passed away about 12 years ago and quilting just wasn’t the same, but I’m finally getting back into it. I want my granddaughter to learn how to quilt also.

  • sue
    September 4, 2014

    I taught myself to quilt after years of clothes sewing. I wanted to make some beautiful quilts for myself and my family.

  • Rosemary
    September 4, 2014

    I am a new quilter but love all quilts. They are a work of art and it is very satisfying to complete one.

  • Tabitha Keener
    September 4, 2014

    I’m fairly new to all things sewing and quilting is my passion! I’ve even lost quite a bit of weight since I started and it has mentally given me a new lease on life. Thanks so much for your blog and the giveaway, you have been a huge inspiration!

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  • Jennifer S.
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because it’s like a puzzle for me. A beautiful puzzle that I can figure out and make for myself! I love the colors and patterns and thread and everything.

  • Carol Sevcik
    September 4, 2014

    I have always loved sewing, but when I began to quilt I realized I love that best. When I can I watch your programs on Public TV, and I always learn new things and get more inspirations. My family members, children and grandchildren all either already have or will have at least one quilt made by me with love. Thank you for your wonderful input.

  • Patricia Mena
    September 4, 2014

    I started at age 6 with hand sewing and embroidering. Crochet came at 11, knitting at 20. Whenever I have sewn clothing, I have saved the leftover cloth. Fast forward to age 72, and I am making scrap quilts and loving it! Just the binding to add to my current king-size quilt for our son’s upcoming wedding. I’m not as fast anymore, so some neat new tools would be so welcome, and USED! Baby serger, I’d learn all it can do, then totally wear the machine out!

  • Shanna
    September 4, 2014

    I am a beginner quilter, I just love beautiful quilts, and I want to develop my skills in the art. My mother, her mother, her mother and so on, all created beautiful quilts, and I would love to follow in their footsteps. Sewing is such a joy and stress reliever, I look forward to it when I can get the kids in bed early! Plus my mom is getting tired of my quilt demands!

  • Karen
    September 4, 2014

    I am a new quilter after many years of some sewing when I had time. I love the colors, and the construction challenges of matching points/seams. Mostly I like being totally involved mentally as a retreat from all the day’s pressures! I want to pass my love of sewing to my Granddaughter; at three she sits on my lap and helps guide fabric whenever she wants! She loves helping me pick fabric at the store. Thanks for all you have taught me, Nancy.

  • Diane Lathrop
    September 4, 2014

    I am new to quilting after over 50 years of sewing other things. I love the freedom of color and expression. My daugther (32) is anxious to start quilting, so I hope together we create a new tradition and of course, wonderful memories.

  • Judy Myres
    September 4, 2014

    I started to quilt again several years ago. I enjoy making scrappy quilts, purses and totes. Now that I’m retired I have more time to sew and quilt. I enjoy being able to give hand made gifts to family and friends.

  • Brenda
    September 4, 2014

    I have sewn garments and crafty items. I have just started learning how to quilt thru Pinterest and most of all I love Nancy’s quilting tutorials. Thanks Nancy and Staff

  • Susan T
    September 4, 2014

    My fabric stash is a testimony to the quilts I have completed in my head. Someday I hope real quilts equal the dream quilts. I can’t wait!

  • Linda in NOLA
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting is my therapy. There is nothing as relaxing and satisfying as the whole process of quilting from picking fabrics for the next project to the last hand stitch of the binding and along the line already thinking about 6 more ideas for quilts. After having made quilts for family members and friends I now make quilts for the local veterans home and CASA (Courted Appointed Special Advocates for children removed from abusive situations).

  • Sharon Schreckengast
    September 4, 2014

    I used to sew quilts when I was younger, but I always felt that a better machine and good advice helps to create a professional-looking results. Since I started watching “Sewing With Nancy” I found helpful advice in using the newer machines available and Nancy’s tips and assortment of sewing notions helps to make that happen. What a joy it would be to be able to do a landscape quilt with all the embellishments. Thank you Nancy.

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  • Deborah Olson
    September 4, 2014

    I’m a “newbie” & need all of the help I can get! Want to start making quilts for all of my 9 grandkids.

  • Kathy Underwood
    September 4, 2014

    I learned to sew when I was 12. I’ve always wanted to quilt, not just for me, but family , friends and for “creative kindness”. I think sewing is one of the best ways to relieve stress, and, to give back to the community. It is my hope that one day I can teach at least one young or young at heart person to sew and quilt. I taught my husband how to quilt, and he does a better hand quilting stitch than I !!

  • Sandy Winzenburg
    September 4, 2014

    I have been sewing for over 50 years. Started on my Mom’s treadle machine. I enjoy all kinds of sewing, making Quilts, crafts, garment sewing and now making American Girl doll clothes. I try to sew everyday and still enjoy it.

  • Debi Patrick
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because my grandma did. None of her 5 daughters sew or any of her other grandchildren. My two daughters never had any interest. . Of my 4 granddaughters, I am teaching one of them, the only one interested. She started just as early as I, at age 5. It is in our gene pool – one every other generation not only sews but has a passion for quilting.

  • Debi Patrick
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt because grandma did. One girl every other generation in our family loves sewing, including quilting. I am now teaching my 7 year old granddaughter.

  • Erin M
    September 4, 2014

    I just started following your blog website in the last year, and I’m enjoying all your articles, tips, and ideas. There is so much inspiration here, just what I need to feed my desire for sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery. I am fairly new to quilting and find it a different way to enjoy my love of sewing machines, fabrics, and creativity. I have tried various quilting methods and patterns from placemats to mug rugs to decorative quilts over beds. I wish there were more hours in the day (or more energy) to spend at the machine. Thanks so much for all you do for us!

  • Rose
    September 4, 2014

    I have been watching Sewing with Nancy for years and now enjoy being able to watch episodes again and keep up to date with these blogs. Just last week my daughter and I created a backpack, when we were stuck on a way to handle a tricky spot my daughter said ” Mom, why don’t you check what Nancy says to do.” So we did and solved our dilemma. Thanks for always being there with the answers. Winning a prize will help me start a new stage of my life as I prepare for retirement and ramp up on quilt supplies and plans.

  • Belinda Johnson
    September 4, 2014

    I’m fairly new at quilting but I love it. I love looking, reading and seeing other quilts. I have been bitten by the quilt bug.

  • Juanita
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting! My daughters and I quilt together, take classes together, belong to a group together and shop for quilting stuff together. We are a quilting family keeping up a tradition that started with my mother.

  • Sharon Green
    September 4, 2014

    I have followed your PBS shows for many years. You are so generous with your techniques and I have learned many sewing fundamentals from you. I love to quilt, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at my home which does not have any of my quilts displayed as I gift them to the dearest people in my life. I do display quilts made by my mother and grandmother. Thank you for the years of inspiration.

  • Karen
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting gives me something to look forward to doing.

  • Catherine Stiele
    September 4, 2014

    I have been quilting for over 25 years and have worked at two quilt shops part time. I love quilting, fabric, patterns, books, and meeting other quilting friends. I belong to 3 guilds, 2 small quilt groups and attend as many shows as possible, Madison is one of the best. I now do a lot of quilting for others thru church and the guilds. I enjoy using my sewing gift to give back to others. I have watched your show for many years and you have been an inspiration to many. Thank you Nancy

  • Sherry Laferriere
    September 4, 2014

    I love quilting because it is an exciting craft that has blossomed into the biggest craft for everyone young or old. Every time I see a quilt show, or show & tell at my quilt guild, I want to make all the quilts. It ‘s exciting to see even the same quilt in different colors, colors I probably wouldn’t use on my quilt. IT’S A CRAFT THAT GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR!!!! it’s MY 70 BIRTHDAY TODAY HOPE IT BRINGS ME LUCK

  • Cindy McVey
    September 4, 2014

    Quilting gives me a chance to be creative. I love playing with the different colors and what happens when you switch color placement in the same block. Sewing gives me a peaceful place to retreat when outside pressures stress me out.

  • Pat Hurdle
    September 4, 2014

    I would just love to win this machine. I just cannot imagine what it would be like to sew on a new machine like that.Acyually I would be able to use any of the items and really enjoy them.

  • Judy S
    September 4, 2014

    I’ve just started learning to quilt; I think I’ll feel like a beginner for a very long time, but I really enjoy this journey so far. This book looks just wonderful.

  • Theresa Brooks
    September 4, 2014

    I love making gifts for my family that they will love and use! Mainly I make small things like placemats and lap quilts!

  • Ellyn
    September 4, 2014

    I am still sewing on my 35 year old White sewing machine, poor thing has been dropped but, it still works. I need a new machine……I sew everyday.

  • CINDY
    September 4, 2014

    I quit to relax and to challenge myself.

  • Debbie Chenoweth
    September 4, 2014

    I quilt for relaxation.

  • Glenda
    September 4, 2014

    I love to sew and quilting gives me a way to use my sewing in art. Thanks for a quick, new way to quilt with columns!

  • Freddie Ann Broady
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt because it is enjoyable and relaxing. Quilt don’t go out of style or out grown. You can just pickup where you left off.

  • ZB WonderWoman
    September 5, 2014

    Began quilting 6 years ago. Before that, I designed-sewed most of my clothing using Momma’s Featherweight then other machines (friends, mine and whatever machine was available at volunteer sewing marathons. Great way to test various makes-models). Love traditional blocks, but the modern approach focusing on straight lines, complimentary colors-patterns? Energizes one’s creative vision!

  • Betty Harden
    September 5, 2014

    I am a newbie quilter. I love to ” snuzzle” fabric. It makes me smile. I cannot switch cable carriers as Charter does not carry my three favorite shows, Sewing with Nancy, Love of Quilting, and Quilt in A Day. I love these ladies and am so glad you folks have coordinated on a pattern book, and have preordered it. Love your patterns, and love fabric. Am so excited about your Free Motion series. I want to learn this so badly. On my bucket list is to meet Nancy, Eleanor, Maryanne, and Jennie Doan in person. Got my fingers crossed for the contest, and look forward to Saturday mornings with Nancy. You are a true inspiration to me. Keep those patterns coming, and God Willing, I have many more years left to learn from you.

  • Margaret
    September 5, 2014

    I recently started to quilt and am enjoying the challenge of learning about colour and how to sew accurately – it is keeping my mind and fingers active. Looking forward to seeing the new series on the internet and love to watch the past shows whilst I’m sewing.

  • Din Milem
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt because I love all parts of the process. I’m giving a personal quilt to each of my grandchildren as graduation gifts.

  • Colleen Waclawski
    September 5, 2014

    I have sewn for years, but when I started quilting it was a whole new adventure! I love the math, creativity and history of quilting! I also love the generosity of quilters to share ideas.
    Thanks, Nancy for bringing so much joy to the sewing quilting community!!!

  • Lee
    September 5, 2014

    Wow – I love the heartbeat column quilt!! I would love to make for my sister who is a nurse in the cardiac OR. Congrats on a another fabulous book . I love quilting as its relaxing and I get joy out of seeing others thrilled to receive a handmade gift! thank you.

  • Staci
    September 5, 2014

    I am just starting to quilt. I love watching your episodes.

  • Judith Reynolds
    September 5, 2014

    I have found a way to escape in quilting. It takes me on a road that I have never imagine. When sewing a quilt together, I picture in my memory box how much my grandchildren love to snuggle up in a new quilt I made just for them. When visiting me, I get to see them bring that very quilt with them. It is heaven here at grandma’s home. I hope to finish my UFO’s soon before the holidays. Judith, Texas

  • Staci
    September 5, 2014

    My sister recently started quilting. She seems to really enjoy it and has given some baby quilts to her friends having babies. I want to learn to quilt blankets to give as gifts and so my sisters and I can quilt together.

  • Lydia
    September 5, 2014

    I was taught to sew and quilt by my mother, aunt and great grandma. I love to make clothes and purses and sewing crafts of all kinds, but my love and passion is quilting. The women in my family tree were pioneers and farmers wives and sewing and quilting were done out of necessity and out of love. When I sit down with a quilt project, I am reconnected to all those wonderful and talented women in my family and I remember the stories told to me about their lives and losses and loves and some of my favorite stories are about their quilts.

  • Lynn
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt because playing with fabric is the most fun ever!

  • Jan Furman
    September 5, 2014

    Even though I’ve doing quilting for years, I can always learn new shortcuts and new cutting methods from your show. I look forward every week to see “What’s New” on Sewing with Nancy. Still can teach an old dog – new tricks. Thanks

  • laura moorhead
    September 5, 2014

    Quilting is the hardest yet most rewarding thing I have ever done,about to finish sewing my first full size quilt,(not quilted yet) next is trying to quilt a grandmothers flower garden top that was left to me by my great grandma,she sewed the top in the 1930, and it is just as bright and colorful as when she had sewed it,it is kinda pucker so it is a challenge to get flat, But I am going to try. Thank you nancy for all I have learned from you all these years, I have watched you from the beginning . If it had not been for you and your tutorials I would never have found the confidence to even try quilting !YOU ROCK!!!

  • jody zinno
    September 5, 2014

    I am 42 and was diagnosed with a GBM in 2012. Sewing is keeping me happy and sane and occupied!

  • jody zinno
    September 5, 2014

    I sew to be happy and stay sane!

  • Chris R.
    September 5, 2014

    I retired a year ago from teaching Family and Consumer Sciences for 20 years. I have put off learning to quilt until retirement but have watched TV programs, read magazines, collected books and bought fabric and kits. I have been a faithful follower of Sewing with Nancy since the 80’s when it first ran on our local PBS station. As a teacher I helped several students who chose making a quilt as a project for my Basic Clothing and Textiles classes. However, I am still waiting to begin quilting because this past year I helped my son and daughter-in-law with daycare for their children. Today I will be cutting the pieces for my first quilt!

  • Chris
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt because it’s something I can enjoy doing with my mom.

  • Joyce Mitchell
    September 5, 2014

    My youngest sister talked me & my other 2 sisters into doing a round robin quilt back in 2006. I immediately got hooked & the 4 of us are still doing block exchanges, round robins & group quilts. We live in 4 different states (CO, NC, PA, TN) & this is a wonderful way for us to keep in touch. Thanks.

  • Lisa Marie
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt because I enjoy the process and because I love being able to give gifts I have made. Plus, there’s some fabric I love that’s calling my name.

  • Floss
    September 5, 2014

    Making a large quilt has always called to me but I have never had the skills or the confidence to try to make my own.A few weeks ago I stumbled onto Nancy’s site. Oh happy days! At the age of 62 I am now inspired and empowered to have a go and Nancy’s column quilts , especially the monochrome style, is the quilt for me.
    Thank you Nancy and team for such an inspirational show from a very happy UK subscriber to your newsletters, website, blog and , now, your books.

  • Mariana
    September 5, 2014

    Ive no idea if any of these giveaways is open to international (Ive no hope in getting the sewing machine, ha) but I quilt becuse it keeps me sane. Literally!

  • Stephanie B
    September 5, 2014

    I like to quilt to see the look of surprise on people’s faces when they see the finished product for the 1st time. All my projects so far have been baby blankets for my family/friends.

  • Natalie DePretis
    September 5, 2014

    Saw an ad for quilting lessons offered at our local library for a
    $10 donation.There were no sewing machines at the lessons, only lectures,some quilt samples & an assignment to go home & try it. I feverishly took notes, went home, purchased a sewing machine & some fabric & was off. The seam ripper became my best friend at the time, but I never looked back & have been quilting ever since. & loving it.

  • Lynette Wilson
    September 5, 2014

    I love quilting because it allows me to be creative and produce memories. Also I am currently enjoying making a group quilt for a wounded warrior. There is a lot of satisfaction in doing that.

  • Sarah J.
    September 5, 2014

    I am a beginner quilter, but have been sewing some clothing for my kids (ok- my little girl) for a few years now. I started getting a little bummed out she doesn’t wear everything I make (or not often enough before she outgrows it!) so I thought quilting might give me the same creative sense of accomplishment but also more longevity for the product! These are amazing prizes thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Diane S.
    September 5, 2014

    I’m finally giving quilting a try. After years of sewing garments, I’ve begun dabbling with small quilts. I’m still unsure of my ability to do free motion quilting so straight line quilting is my choice. It seems that columns would be right up my alley.

  • Susan
    September 5, 2014

    I am a beginning quilter. I took my first class about 10 years ago, but life got in the way and I am trying to get back to doing more quilting.

  • Vicki H
    September 5, 2014

    I love quilting for relaxation and being able to give my labor of love to family.

  • Sandy K
    September 5, 2014

    When I can’t be outside in the garden, I am at my craft table. I love sewing for my family and house.

  • Nancy
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt to be creative. I like to create my own designs using fabric “scraps”, pulling the colors together to make the quilt.

  • Ann Kowalczyk
    September 5, 2014

    I want to learn to quilt so that I can leave a loving reminder of me and how much I loved my family by making a quilt for each of my three children and seven grandchildren.

  • Tara Kriebel
    September 5, 2014

    I grew up with a Grandmother and a Mother that quilted. I learned from them. Today, I want to get back into quilting and teaching my daughters how to sew and quilt for themselves. I want to be able to carry on the teachings that I was taught. I see sewing as a way to bring others together to learn, share and have fun.

  • Sherry Grant
    September 5, 2014

    I would love to learn to quilt because I am preparing for retirement and I think it would be a wonderful way to express myself creatively and the resulting products would make great gifts to hand down to my grandchildren.

  • Marilyn PRIVETTE
    September 5, 2014

    Love to quilt and sew!!

  • Linda Rupe
    September 5, 2014

    It’s the puzzle making and solving aspect of quilting that I enjoy. In fact, that is what I enjoy in all types of sewing. To look at a piece or a stack of fabrics and see in my mind what it can become, then uncover the steps to create that image is bliss! And I count you, in your role as leader and teacher on that path, as one of life’s great blessings. Philippians 1:3

  • jamie
    September 5, 2014

    I love quilting, I just love to cut up fabric and sew it back together and create something useful.

  • Janie
    September 5, 2014

    I love everything about quilting, from the fabrics to the finish and everything in between. My son still has the first quilt I made him, over 15 years ago. My quilting has improved since then whew!

  • Lori Morton
    September 5, 2014

    Fairly new to quilting…do cuttin & piecin pretty well…neeeed to learn to quilt! lol Want to learn FMQ on my machine.

    Love giving my quilts away..even if not prize worthy..they are full of love. I usually knot them, or Stitch in the Ditch.

  • Piroska
    September 5, 2014

    I’m a beginning quilter, but am looking forward to learning all about it, especially traditional quilting and applique quilting. I have a baby grand-daughter, and I want to make something gorgeous that I can pass down to her.

  • Sandi Clark
    September 5, 2014

    I have been sewing for the last 65 years, starting way back with my grandma and my mom and using templates made from corn flake boxes. They taught me to quilt for family, friends and those in need, which I still do to this day. It gives me such pleasure to use the talents God has given me for the good of others. Wonder what Mom and Grandma would say now about cutting mats, rotary cutters and the modern sewing/embroidery machines we have today!

  • ronda halvorsen
    September 5, 2014

    Why I love to quilt…
    Primarily it is my need to feel accomplishment, you see I went from Type A business development professional to a homebound lady in her 50’s (health challenge forced retirement) needing to have structure in my new life. I love the process searching for just the right pattern & fabric, preparation, cutting, and then the magic for me begins one shape at a time. I find it really gratifying if I can actually sit down and create a beautiful block. For me that can be a long process but it helps to clear my thoughts and focus, it actually helps me manage my discomfort. The very rewarding part is the quilting process, I have managed to grow from straight lines to swirls & curly q’s. Binding is a process I hope to learn to love because its that final step of accomplishment and purpose I crave. Lastly, the look of appreciation and gratitude from the person I gift it to…. PRICELESS for us both! I have also gained so many “virtual friends” through FB groups and blogs, quilt shows, and workshops, what an awesome group of guys & gals!
    But most of all Thanks To You Nancy, I started watching SWN almost 6 years ago from a hospital room and quickly became a fan, it was so very great to meet you last year in Puyallup.

    Much Gratitude,

    Ronda in Bend

  • Lee Ann L.
    September 5, 2014

    Quilting is therapy!

  • Deb
    September 5, 2014

    I love quilting because seeing all the various colors and patterns come together to form a whole is just very rewarding. And when the recipient opens the quilt that I’ve worked on and given them and they love it. that’s super rewarding!

  • Keri
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt to see the smiles on faces of family and friends when they receive a gift and to feed my creative side. I love column quilts, so fun and easy.

  • Chris Machamer
    September 5, 2014

    I quilt because I love to work with fabric, and I love the unique looks I can create by using different fabrics to make each quilt. I quilt because quilts are blessing to others–they are an expression of love, warmth and nurturing. And I quilt because it is fun!

  • Rhonda Jones
    September 5, 2014

    Quilting is my stress reliever!

  • Billye
    September 5, 2014

    I’ve just begun to quilt, am taking classes at the county extension office. I think quilts are a comfort thing, something I relate to my Mother. She was making a quilt for me but was unable to finish it.

  • Carol Spears
    September 5, 2014

    To me, quilting is art from the heart. And it is usually done while thinking pleasant thoughts of the person it is planned for.

  • Staci
    September 5, 2014

    I want to learn how to quilt so I can make some gifts!

  • Lisa R
    September 5, 2014

    I love quilting and fabric and all of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lisa R
    September 5, 2014

    I love quilts and making them so relaxing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Diane Putzer
    September 5, 2014

    The quilts I grew up with were made by my grandma. When I quilt I feel I am sharing the love of multiple generations.

  • Connie S.
    September 5, 2014

    Nancy I watch your show at LPB and on line. I made the quilt to give last weekend using strips fabric in center. I meet with a group on 2nd Tuesday of month to sew for your little patients at local hospital. Next meeting to make rag quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  • Carolyn Crawford
    September 5, 2014

    I am new to quilting. I enjoy making things and making someone smile with my gifts.

  • liz
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt so that I can make beautiful creations!

  • Barbara Showell
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt for my kids and grandbabies to have something to remember with- some memories of me, sometimes the fabrics themselves will have associated memories. I hope that although now only one grandchild is somewhat interested, one of my five or some more of their however many decide to learn to sew garments and/or quilts. And I sew and quilt to give myself that connection to my mom and connect with that quiet and easily neglected creative self zone.

  • Claudia
    September 6, 2014

    I started quilting because it seemed like a practical, thrifty way of keeping my family warm. I quilt now because…because I need to quilt–it keeps me sane! 🙂

  • Brenda Howard
    September 6, 2014

    I started quilting in order to keep from going crazy. I had surgery 8 years ago on my back and woke up paralyzed from the waist down. For the first 3 years I was just adjusting to life in a wheelchair and getting my health under control. Then in March of 2010 I read about a shop hop and decided to check it out. I grew up with a mother that sewed daily so I wasn’t new, but I never had the patience to just sit still and do it. Well times changed and so did I, I am now not only a member of two guilds but an officer in both. I take as many classes as I can and try to learn more each and every day. I am obsessed!

  • gigi voegeli
    September 6, 2014

    I’ve been quilting for about 15 years now (grew up sewing). It never gets old. My tastes change but my love of fabric continues! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Marg Hodgins
    September 6, 2014

    When I retired in 2000 my plan was to spend time between sewing, gardening and reading. But after viewing Sewing with Nancy I became hooked on quilting. Many classes and quilts later, my passion for quilting is still strong, there is always something new to learn, fabrics to search for and amazing quilting friendships to make along the way.

  • Southern Gal
    September 6, 2014

    Hi Nancy! I’m fairly new to quilting (working on my second quilting project now) and love the process! I would love to be able to learn free motion quilting when I get comfortable with the basics. I sew on an old Kenmore that has sewn clothes for my children and now grandchildren. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • charlotte m.
    September 6, 2014

    Hi Nancy. I have sewn forever it seems. My grandmother taught me when I was just 10. I started quilting when I was in my 30’s and now, 25 years later, I can’t imagine not quilting. It is a creative outlet for me and my way to relax.

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  • amy
    September 6, 2014

    I’m just a beginner here. Wanted to learn so took a class at a local shop. I would like to be able to make memorial quilts from the clothes of loved ones who have passed away. I’m saving the clothes til I get good enough to make them! In the meantime, I practice and try to increase my skills with each class.

  • Juliet Wood
    September 6, 2014

    I love this idea of a tour featuring other bloggers who make one quilt from your book, it really helps to see the variations and is inspiring!

  • sharon
    September 6, 2014

    I love putting things together and making things.
    quilting gives my a big return and fairly quickly.

    I like that every one of my nieces and nephews has at least one quilt that I made to pass on just like my grandma passes on crochet afghans to us. I still have mine after 50 years and hopefully my nieces will say the same.

  • Patti
    September 6, 2014

    Sewing always helps me relax. It’s something I do when I want to unwind and I love giving handmade gifts. Thanks for the chance to win something in this great giveaway. I’m starting the quick columns quilt this week!

  • Sandy Garrett
    September 6, 2014

    My two favorite PBS shows when my boys were toddlers and not watching their shows was Sewing with Nancy and Quilt in a Day with Eleanor Burns. I’ve always sewn but gleaned valuable tips and techniques from watching Nancy. I learned to quilt by watching Eleanor and thus my quilting journey began. Thanks to both of you.

  • Marilyn Drumgool
    September 6, 2014

    I have been wanting to make a quilt for quite some time.
    I have never tried. I have made blankets but only with whole yardage , padded ,and then tied.
    This looks like the type I would like to try! Thanks.
    I have many of Nancy’s books, the latest one 30 minute doll clothes.
    Love them all.

  • Julie
    September 6, 2014

    I’m a new quilter, and love fast, simple quilts. Quick Column Quilts fits the bill for me. I’m looking forward to watching the online videos and following all the blogs. Quilting is a great way to meet friends and get the creativity inspired. 🙂

  • Dovie
    September 6, 2014

    I love to Quilt! I have tried all kinds of ways, sewing stripes, cutting them in differents widths. Making baby quilts, patchwork, squares. I don’t have a one of them, I end up giving them all away. Never had a lesson on quilting, just watch Nancy Notions, really enjoy watching, learn so much.

  • Sonya
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt out of love for the process and the results. It is a great creative outlet and there is a great community of quilters out there

  • Jennifer
    September 6, 2014

    I’ve been sewing forever, but didn’t start quilting until I retired a couple of years ago. It has been so fun! Love playing with designs and color and having a creative outlet.

  • Arianna M.
    September 6, 2014

    I’m pretty new to quilting, but I love it! I also love how impressed my family is when I make something that turns out properly :D.

  • Ellen KR
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt for the fun of putting colors and textures and ideas together. It is a creative outlet for me that has the benefit of seeing something cool develop out of a pile of fabric. LOL

  • Donna
    September 6, 2014

    After years of sewing for my kids I found quilting to be easier and more interesting. I’ve recently gotten involved with a group of women who sew garments and I’m trying to get back into garment sewing but I still make quilts for my grandchildren. I think the Heartbeat Quilt will be perfect for my newest granddaughter who was born without a heartbeat. We stood around her and prayed for a week that her heart would beat on it’s own and 3 months later she is home (though with many challenges). Bright colors and textured fabric would make it great for her.

  • Judy
    September 6, 2014

    Love your quilt shows been quilting over 30 years

  • Lizi
    September 6, 2014

    Quilting is a passion and a “stress buster” for me. Although I don’t always have time for intricate patterns my quilts are always appreciated by non-sewers!!

    I often use Nancy’s techniques of 10-20-30 minutes to sew….at my sewing machine all my worldly cares seem to disappear (at least for a few minutes).

  • Barbara
    September 6, 2014

    I began quilting 13 years ago when I retired. A friend took me to Road2CA and I was hooked. I have volunteered at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for 12 years and make and donate quilts for their silent auctions. I’m a co-chair for Quilts Wounded Veterans at our guild and we have delivered over 500 patriotic quilts locally. I love giving back!

  • Julie in WA
    September 6, 2014

    My favorite part of quilting is the design process, specifically finding patterns that will utilize the more dated fabrics in the stash. It is an exercise in creativity as well as being therapeutic!

  • Nancy Glisson
    September 6, 2014

    I love fun, fast, easy quilt patterns!

  • Judy Taylor
    September 6, 2014

    I know how to sew, but feel that quilting may provide a much greater creative outlet that I would like to explore.

  • sandra pipitone
    September 6, 2014

    Remember learning to sew with my Grandmother Champlain on kitchen table and ever since I’ve been trying to leave a trail of Quilts, stuffies, and parts of my HEART to those who recieve something in fabric from me!

  • Debbie D.
    September 6, 2014

    A total addict.. i have been sewing since I’m a young girl and somewhere around 1967 mom sent me to Singer sewing school. Sewing off and on over the years, last winter I discovered quilting and that it wasn’t just “country” but could be very modern too! I have found I love this craft for a laundry list of reasons: (in no particular order) the sheer creativity, the joy of giving, watching the project grow from bolt to finish, and the peace & tranquility. I have found, like many others, sewing, cutting, even my nemesis ironing is far better than xanex!

  • Vicky
    September 6, 2014

    I love to sew quilts. I make them for fun and for my family. I just want more time to work on quilts. This is a great giveaway and can’t wait to watch the new series. Thank you. timewilltell63 at yahoo dot com

  • Ruth
    September 6, 2014

    My quilting is a response to something I see that triggers an idea that I want to interpret in fabric.

  • Stephanie Neumann
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt because it relaxes me and I enjoy it. I especially like to quilt with friends, I get so much more done than on my own:) Thanks for the opportunity to win, I watch your show every chance I get.

    [email protected]

  • RaeLyn
    September 6, 2014

    I love to quilt because it puts a “part of me” in everything I make. Most of my quilts are given away to family and friends. There are so many amazing resources and ideas out there for making fun and fabulous quilts!

  • Rosemary
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt to express my creativity through my love of color, design, and fabric. I get great satisfaction from pleasing others and learning new things

  • Carolyn S
    September 6, 2014

    I started quilting three years ago because my mom moved down the street from me then. She had been sewing/quilting for her whole life and found out there was a quilt guild in the area so talked me into going with her. It was so fascinating to see experts come and show us their amazing trunk shows. When I got home I realized I wasn’t going to have her here forever so I should learn all I can from her now, unlike when I lived with her as a kid and was very much NOT interested in sewing. However, I have loved color and texture and the whole art world for a while, and quilting seemed to be a great way to be creative, express myself with designing and to give to those I love all at once. Now its my favorite hobby and my mom and I are even collaborating on a big quilt together. Fun times for sure!

  • Karen Caswell
    September 6, 2014

    Hi Nancy. Thank you for the oppotunity. I started quilting because after seeing beautiful quilts for years and years I decided I wanted to make them too. I knew how to sew and knew I could learn. The stress in my life said I need something I love and can be passionate about. And boy do I love it. Quilting consumes my mind and helps me put all else aside when it becomes too much to handle. And a bonus is the many many forum friends and wonderful quilters out and around. I might be quilting home alone, but there is a quilting party going on around me and I love it. Thanks again and I am looking forward to checking out your new book and series.

  • Linda S
    September 6, 2014

    I started quilting when I got tired of waiting for my older sister to make me a quilt. When I began, I figured I would only buy enough fabric for the project I was working on and the next one I wanted to make. LOL, boy was I wrong. Now, I am addicted, I can’t stop buying fabric, oh my. Thanks to you and your sponsors for the fabulous giveaway!
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  • Sharon G
    September 6, 2014

    The colors & prints of fabric make my heart beat fast! Quilting let me buy & use those gorgeous pieces. Plus, I just have to sew.

  • Mary Coultas
    September 6, 2014

    I like to sew garments for my grandchildren and have fabric scraps that would be perfect for small quilts. I have made several quilt tops and think it is time to start making some quilts for my grandchildren! Sewing is creative and fulfilling, it brings me joy and peace. Thanks Nancy, for your inspiration.

  • Deborah Loper
    September 6, 2014

    I became interested in quilting as an adult because of the warm quilts I slept under as a child. My father was a minister and through the years, women in two of the churches he served gifted the minister’s family with four different scrap quilts. These quilts were well used and appreciated. Many years later, I began quilting for my own family, and to add to the baby boxes at my church. The box includes a handmade blanket of any type. I have grown to love not only constructing baby quilts to add to the boxes, but to designing them as well.

  • Karen Seitz
    September 6, 2014

    I love to quilt for so many reasons, but I think the heart of it goes to how it feeds both the right and left parts of my brain. All the creativity plus all the analysis and math — what could be better? 🙂

  • I quilt to keep myself sane! It’s my escape from mundane work and household tasks and an outlet for my creativity! It’s a very long week that doesn’t include some time in the studio!

  • Dell
    September 6, 2014

    I love quilting for all the variety of patterns, blocks and fabrics.

  • Linda
    September 6, 2014

    I eagerly await your show each week, and am inspired to try new techniques. Your and your guests are joyous guides to the world of sewing and quilting. Nancy’s Corner is so diverse, exploring the world of sewing and the many volunteer opportunities. The blog is a good reminder, preview and follow-up to the show. Thanks for all you do.

  • Rachel Reid
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt because my grandmother quilted – it’s carrying on a family tradition. I quilt because I love beautiful fabric. I quilt because I practice medicine during the week and need a creative outlet on the weekend. I quilt because I love to give people things that are beautiful, functional, and long lasting.

  • Pauline
    September 6, 2014

    I love to sew and quilt because I love fabric and it talks to me – I see a fabric and I want to make a quilt with it – or a dress for my granddaughter. I enjoy giving handmade gifts to my friends and family. I especially enjoy making a quilt from scraps or old clothes and shirts – the concept of making such a beautiful and useful item from discarded items pleases me greatly. I have been sewing since I was pre school age.

  • MarleneC
    September 6, 2014

    I am pretty new to quilting but I have tacked Flying Geese and Drunkard’s Path and love to make creative backings. The column quilts look like so much fun to make and the bright colors are my favorite.

  • Sue Cullifer
    September 6, 2014

    I love to quilt and sew. I love making beautiful quilts that are fast to piece together. I make homemade gifts for baby showers and wedding showers and feel blessed that I can!

  • carol
    September 6, 2014

    I always said that I would learn to quilt when I retired, but I couldn’t wait that long. I made my first quilt 3 years ago. It is fun to always have a project to work on! The column quilts look like fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Charlene Mazon
    September 6, 2014

    It has taken me awhile to get used to the new quilt patterns and fabrics but suddenly I am totally inspired! Change is not easy for me but I am now ready to embrace the easier, more laid back styles that look fresh and new. Thanks for introducing me to these new styles.

  • Beth Dollar
    September 6, 2014

    I am excited about your new book, your app and the ability to watch your show when I want to since usually I am at work. Woo Hoo Nancy! Thank you.

  • Suzanne B
    September 6, 2014

    I love to sew and make things! I am busy with 5 children at home and I am going to college on line and I babysit!! But when I take the time to quilt, I feel a little bit of piece in my body and soul!!

  • Barbara P
    September 6, 2014

    Sewing and quilting is my get away time. Of course there is those necessary repairs and lose buttons that need attention quickly, but that is life. I do have family that appreciates my sewing for them. Love each of them and my sewing pals.

  • Joyce Turk
    September 6, 2014

    I love to quilt. I have been quilting for 14 years now and I have given away almost every quilt I have made to friends, family and charity’s. I can’t think of anything more relaxing, rewarding and gratifying than making a quilt and giving it to someone. The look on their faces makes it all worth while. Thanks Nancy for teaching me new patterns and techniques.

  • Nancy
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt because of the creativity. I love diving into a new project and seeing it through to completion, whether a wall hanging, gift, or new quilt for my bed!

  • Laurie
    September 6, 2014

    I am new to quilting, in the last 6 months I have made 5 quilts and I am now addicted. I love the whole process, but choosing the fabrics is especially fun. I sew on a 50 year old turquoise kenmore machine, it is beautiful 🙂

  • Dorothy
    September 6, 2014

    After years of sewing garments for my family, quilting is now my “pleasure sewing”. I am just starting out, and doing very simple patterns, but it is my escape, my me-time, and just something that I want to do.

  • Ginger
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt because it is fun.

  • Kathy Smith
    September 6, 2014

    I’ve only been quilting for about six months but can’t get enough – look forward to retirement so I can sew even more. It’s relaxing and I so enjoy creating something beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Beth T.
    September 6, 2014

    I quilt because it allows me to make my love tangible, visible.

  • Diana Nelson
    September 7, 2014

    Quiting is a lot of fun and is very creative.

  • Carla Bazhenow
    September 7, 2014

    I haven’t sewn in years and decided it was time to get back into it. I’ve been sewing quilted potholders, table runners, microwave bowls, etc. I’m ready to begin a lap quilt, as soon as I get over the fear of cutting the fabric, lol. I’m totally amazed at all the different tools and feet available. I love your show and have learnt so much. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Hugs

  • Kathy Luehrs
    September 7, 2014

    I learned to sew in grade school – always wanted to learn how to quilt – I finally took a beginning quilting class 2 years ago – I’m totally hooked – can’t get enough of it

  • Cathy Stoddart
    September 7, 2014

    I love the creative process and also the delight that giving a quilt away can bring.

  • Star Murell
    September 7, 2014

    I love the Interrupted Column Quilt! Why I want to learn to quilt is because I think quilts are so beautiful. They are a wonderful gift to give to someone because while you are making it you think of that person nonstop and hoping that they will love it. When they receive it, they have received a gift that will stand the test of time and they will think of you every time they use it. I thought quilting would be easy, I can sew pretty well so no problem right? Wrong. So much more skill and talent involved. I haven’t got past the binding yet. I will though, thanks to your site and the other sites on the tour!

  • debbie
    September 7, 2014

    You don’t look old enough for me to think I’ve been learning and watching your sew for at least 25 years. Whatever the time frame, I’ve also loved watching you and you have taught me so much. Thank you. Your new quilting book looks wonderful. Just the type of quilting I enjoy. I have been sewing forever but didn’t take up quilting until recently. I like the modern quilts. I make them all and give them all way. Thanks for continuing to teach and share. I’ve also shared your giveaway on the Giveaway List @ wowilikethat.com which is for sewers and quilters. Thanks again.

  • Barbara
    September 7, 2014

    I make quilts because I love color, fabric and creating. This book is my style!

  • Ashley
    September 7, 2014

    I’ve been sewing since I was old enough to maneuver a needle, but I consider myself a beginner because that’s where I am, skill-wise. I love quilting, though, and keep trying to learn new things and improve upon what I already know.

  • Cathleen
    September 7, 2014

    I have saved baby/toddler clothes from my twins and really, really want to learn how to quilt them into a memory quilt.

  • Tracy
    September 7, 2014

    Amazing giveaway! I think this is the best giveaway I have ever seen! I sew, mostly quilt, because I love the creative process of choosing fabrics and designs. I also love that the end project of all the creating is beautiful, useful, and make amazing gifts. Can’t wait to check out the new book! 🙂

  • Sandra Hohimer
    September 7, 2014

    I like to make quilts and try different techniques, I just
    finish one using Prairie Points borders for the first time.
    When I’m quilting, I loose all track of time its such a pleasure. I’m looking forward to your new book.

  • Donna G.
    September 7, 2014

    Love the patterns in your new book! They’ll be fun to do for donation and gift-giving quilts. As always, thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

  • Heather Graves
    September 7, 2014

    Quilting allows me to be creative… when I usually think of myself as someone who really isn’t that creative. There are several artists in my family – I can’t even draw a stick-person. But for some reason when I work with fabric I am able to create some pretty amazing stuff!

  • Deb Manowske
    September 7, 2014

    I’ve been a sewer most of my life but really feel most creative when I quilt. Having been a student of quilting just a few years, I look forward to many more. Also, thanks very much, Nancy, for the Quilt Expo! What a great event!

  • Deb Manowske
    September 7, 2014

    I’ve been a sewer most of my life but really feel most creative when I quilt. Having been a student of quilting just a few years, I look forward to many more. Also, thanks very much, Nancy, for the Quilt Expo! What a great event and wonderful inspiration!

  • Jenifer
    September 7, 2014

    Thanks for the giveaway ! I quilt because I don’t want to kill people. 😉 Seriously, it’s great therapy and a lot of fun!

  • Elizabeth Gardner
    September 7, 2014

    Quilting is the stress relief I prefer the most. Nothing like sitting down to my machine after a hard diay.

  • Camille Mendel
    September 7, 2014

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love to quilt because it keeps me balanced and happy. I love sharing my quilts with my family and friends, it’s a warm reminder of my love for them.

  • allison pogany
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt because I love fabric and my husband won’t let me buy anymore until I do something with the fabric I have- so I learned how to quilt!
    [email protected]

  • Phyllis
    September 7, 2014

    Nancy, I learned to sew from your books and now on the computer. I started learning to quilt 20 years ago when my last child married and made a home for herself and husband. I am still learning!

  • Bee Jordan
    September 7, 2014

    Why I Quilt? To make someone happy 🙂 XXXOOO

  • daisy
    September 7, 2014

    A few years ago, I read somewhere that quilting would take over your fabric stash, your sewing, your craft room… I didn’t believe it. I had sewn for years and loved it – I even made my daughter’s wedding dress! But after being a “beginner quilter” for the past 18 months, I stand corrected! What is it about quilting that is so relaxing and at the same time is so much fun…seeing those little pieces come together to form something new – almost like artwork. I underestimated it. 🙂

  • Sherry VF
    September 7, 2014

    I’m trying a column quilt now but I’m getting hung up on the rows matching even though they are adjacent. Sure could use your book for some better ideas! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  • Katy(LethargicLass)
    September 7, 2014

    My whole life I wanted to be able to create beautiful items. I tried a million different crafts but they never felt quite right. But when I started quilting it was immediately like I had come home, and it still feels like that everyday. It is my passion, my comfort, it is me.

  • Emily C
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt because it pulls my mind off other things and allows me to relax and focus. I enjoy designing each quilt to be different. I often change patterns to add or subtract elements.

  • Katy(LethargicLass)
    September 7, 2014

    My whole life I wanted to be able to create beautiful items. I tried a million different crafts but they never felt quite right. But when I started quilting it was immediately like I had come home, and it still feels like that everyday. It is my passion, my comfort, it is me. Thanks for this chance!

  • Deborah M
    September 7, 2014

    Sewing is in my blood. My maternal grandmother was an awesome seamstress. Her passion skipped my mother, and was passed to me. I’ve been sewing practically all my life. Quilts are beautiful and warm and a wonderful combination of color, shape, and texture. I’ll never tire of exploring this art form!

  • Emilie Kloster
    September 7, 2014

    Your new book looks wonderful! Perfect for people who might need to work on quilts in shorter time amounts each day. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Emilie Kloster
    September 7, 2014

    Thanks for the chance to win! The quilts look like projects that a busy mom could work on over time.

  • Jean
    September 7, 2014

    After years of sewing everything but quilts, I decided to jump in and give quilting a try. I had no idea it would be so much fun! Thank you for the giveaway — I have my fingers crossed.

  • Charlotte
    September 7, 2014

    Quilting can offer many elements for happiness, such as creativity, designing, mathematics, exploring, searching, obtaining goals, relaxation, promotes friendships, consultations, satisfaction, and marks a time in history for both you and your recipient. My mother quilted by hand, I quilt by machine, a friend at work quilts by hand and machine. Quilting gives the quilter freedom to choose what’s best for them.

  • Stacy
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt because it makes me happy!

  • Lou
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt as therapy:) haha!!! I love the textures and creativity that comes from designing and then sewing a quilt. Add the longarm quilting and I am in heaven!!!! I have been longarm quilting for teh public for 3 years now and just love it!!!! Most let me “play” on their quilts and I get to transform them:) Can’t wait to see the series… most likely on the computer:)

  • Jackie Thompson
    September 7, 2014

    I remember watching “Sewing with Nancy” with my grandma. Sewing fills me with so many memories of those times with Grandma.

  • Kathy Davis
    September 7, 2014

    I would love to learn how to quilt on my basic sewing machine. I am afraid to give it a try. Too much bulk, etc. I can’t afford to pay for quilting so I have several tops that have not been put together. I even tried a quilt as you go. That worked pretty good. Any advice?

  • Karen
    September 7, 2014

    I love to quilt because there are so many opportunities for creativity. It fits whatever mood I’m in: pattern or improvisational; abstract or representational; piecing or applique; doodling, and on and on.

  • Karen Thurn
    September 7, 2014

    I made my first quilt when I was 16. My daughter is now starting to sew quilts.

  • Joyce
    September 7, 2014

    I am learning to quilt at a quilting club at my church.
    All of our quilts are completely done by hand. I am learning
    to quilt the way my mother made quilts. We lived on a farm and she never had the time to teach me. I have several of her quilts and and treasure them dearly. Now I believe it is time for me to start making a quilt, but not by hand. I have watch your shows and think I am ready to start. I think the column quilt would be a great start. Thanks you for all of your teaching and encouragement.

  • Karen Thurn
    September 7, 2014

    I remember watching Sewing with Nancy for years. I made my first quilt when I was 16 and now my daughter is starting to sew quilt.

  • Angela Brady
    September 7, 2014

    I made my first quilt when my Grandaughter was born. I have been sewing more than 50 years. I made my wedding gown and hundreds of other things over the years.

  • Ell
    September 7, 2014

    I am trying to learn all I can about quilting, techniques tools, machines, etc. in order to create a unique project.

  • Nancy
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt because I love to sew and create. Most of my previous sewing was my own clothing for work… but now I am retired and have switched to quilting , craft sewing and knitting.
    thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Helen
    September 7, 2014

    Quilting is my therapy. It allows me to create beautiful gifts for family and special friends. It has also given me a way to focus on doing something for others instead of on serious health issues in recent years. And mostly…I just love to work with fabric.

  • Erin McSweeney
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt because it soothes my soul, and allows me to be as creative as I can be.

  • Renee G
    September 7, 2014

    I want to learn how quilt because I keep seeing fabric I love and buying it. Now I just need to start using it.

  • Robin Adler
    September 7, 2014

    A friend taught me how to quilt about 25 years ago and from that time I was hooked. I love the many different color combinations, textures, patterns that are possible. I’m still finding new ways to express my creativity. Quilting is my therapy.

  • Charlotte
    September 7, 2014

    I have learned so much about sewing with Nancy. Have watched the program for many years until I stopped my tv service. All though I have been sewing for 50 + years I am a new quilter. I have made a lot of small projects and am now just finishing a queen size quilt for my granddaughters wedding gift. It was quite an adventure for me. But I’m hooked. I can hardly wait to get this one finished so I can get on to the next one. What will it be?????

  • Emily R
    September 7, 2014

    I made my first quilt a year ago and have been quilting ever since!

  • Margo
    September 7, 2014

    I love quilting! It was a means to using up fabric when my kids were little, but that changed in a hurry as I didn’t like making clothing really! The odd t shirt or pj’s were about as fancy as I would get! Quilting opened up a whole new world an I am hooked! I love that Ms. Nancy loves what she does and teaches us all so much!

  • Mittie Southerland
    September 7, 2014

    I am just learning to quilt though I have been sewing since I was 5 years old. I want to carry on the tradition. I have quilts that my grandmother pieced and that my mother pieced and quilted. My oldest daughter began quilting before me and sent me the link to this site. I began watching Sewing with Nancy with my other-in-law soon after I married her son. She is a marvelous quilter and an inspiration to us all!
    I enjoy creating and seeing a project come together.
    Thank you so much for your continued excellent teaching and for this opportunity. It is so interesting to read the comments left by others.

  • Pam S
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt for so many reasons – it is fun to play with beautiful fabric, it is relaxing, it’s great to be able to give handmade gifts from the heart, and the results are sometimes beautiful The column quilt look like so much fun! Thanks for sharing and thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Nancy L
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt because it is relaxing, satisfies my creative side, and allows me to begin and finish beautiful things. I started out quilting for family and friends, and am now doing custom quilting for customers.

  • Anne
    September 7, 2014

    Nancy: Thank you for your dedication to teaching. I enjoy quilting and have learned so much about sewing tips from your show. You have been an inspiration to me.

  • Nancy E Johnson
    September 7, 2014

    I a new quilter and am excited to learn more about all the aspects of quilting.

  • Glenda S.
    September 7, 2014

    I love seeing all the examples of your Column Quilt designs by the different bloggers! For 25- 30 years, I’ve been saving fabrics to make my daughters some quilts and some of these designs are perfect! The Windchimes pattern would be great for my daughter that teaches music! I look forward to getting my own copy of your book, Quick Column Quilts!

  • Sarah
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt because I love making something beautiful and useful with scraps I’d otherwise throw away. I quilt because it calms me, energizes me, and refreshes me. I quilt because there is no fitting involved, and I can pick it up and put it down easily when the kids need me. I quilt because there is no zipper instalations! 🙂 I quilt because I LOVE fabric and color.

  • Bernie
    September 7, 2014

    I quilt for the creative outlet it provides. It is so satisfying to watch a quilt top come together and even more so to see someone cozied up with the quilt I made for them.

  • gina snyder
    September 8, 2014

    Live your new book. I’m just getting interested in quilting, but as of yet haven’t made one so far. Although I do have several made by friends:)

    Hugs,
    Gina

  • Kd Courtney
    September 8, 2014

    My Great Grandma at 93 sat and hand pieced quilts. I remember just sitting and watching her as a kid. I think I caught the bug from her because I just love to quilt!

  • Jill P
    September 8, 2014

    I’m very new to quilting and am just now learning (only about a month into it) although I’ve been sewing my whole life. I love giving people homemade gifts and blankets have always been my favorite gift to make. I also just love any opportunity to be creative and use color and pattern in fun ways. 🙂

  • KathyinMN
    September 8, 2014

    Wow, what great prizes. I quilt because the process makes me feel artsy and creative. I am neither, but making a quilt, following a pattern satisfies the A personality side of me while making me feel part of the creative community. Ok, and I like to cuddle in the warmth of a quilt I made! =)

  • Heidi K
    September 8, 2014

    I’m not much of a quilter, I usually sew other things. But I think it would be neat to make a baby quilt or even a small Christmas table topper quilt. I could have something to pass on to my kids.

  • Susan
    September 8, 2014

    I’ve been wanting to learn to quilt for some time. I’ve been saving my son’s baby blankets, clothes and cloths to re-purpose into a memory quilt.

  • Lynn Miller
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt for relaxation. It is a very creative way for me to leave the world behind when I need a break. Plus I have to do something with all that fabric I have purchased due to an addiction to beautiful fabric. LOL

  • Joyce Stanphill
    September 8, 2014

    I haver never completed a quilt by myself but I love to piece the tops to get them ready to quilt, thanks so much for the give away!

  • Kathy Elamon
    September 8, 2014

    Great prizes! Would love to win any one of them. I’m fairly new to quilting. Have pieced many blocks that are waiting to be made into a quilt top. Have completed one whole cloth quilt where I did quilting using the designs in fabric. My biggest challenge seems to be putting colors together. Love your show!

  • Sharon Geyer
    September 8, 2014

    I made my first quilt, a jelly roll quilt, earlier this year using animal print strips. I used zebra print material for the backing. For my first quilt it turned out amazing and I am totally hooked on quilting now.

  • Terri Burton
    September 8, 2014

    I love how fast the column quilts come together and how very simple it is to pick a few coordinating fabrics to create a quilt. This book is a fantastic go to resource for those last minute gifts you want to make that will leave a loving and lasting impression!

  • Lori Clark
    September 8, 2014

    I started quilting in 1997 shortly after I lost my Dad. Quilting has turned into a huge part of my life and I love it, I find great comfort in reading the patterns, picking out the fabric and creating the top, I usually send my larger quilts to the longarmer but then complete them with a quote on the label, a little about the quilt and then add the binding. I love to take pics of the recipients with their quilts for my portfolio. Quilting is awesome!!!!

  • Margie
    September 8, 2014

    I enjoy quilting. Once I get started time just flies by. I wish I could do it more than I have time for. I really have learned so much from watching “Sewing With Nancy”, love the show.

  • Lori Clark
    September 8, 2014

    I started quilting in 1997 shortly after my Dad passed away, it has become my stress reliever and I love creating these pieces of art.

  • Robin Mazza
    September 8, 2014

    I would love to learn how to make a beautiful, modern quilt to use in my home or as a gift for family. I’ve watched Nancy for years and enjoy how she demystifies so many things! This book looks like a great addition to my library. Thanks!

  • Myra Wade
    September 8, 2014

    I want to learn to quilt because many years ago I slept under quilts my grandmothers had made. I’ve always thought that was such a wonderful blessing. Neither of my grandmothers had very much in the way of riches, but because they could quilt they provided their family warm coverings for many years and left me a legacy of wonderful memories and blessings beyond measure. I want to do that for my children and grandchildren.

  • Connie Cleeton
    September 8, 2014

    I love the creative process of planning a quilt top as much as actually putting it together-which is why I have so many unfinished projects-I give most of my creations away.

  • Dottie Mahaffey
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it is a way to create art, gifts, and smiles. I have 3 broken machines so I am sewing on my daughter-in-law’s machine until I can afford to have mine repaired. Being on a fixed budget, that may be a while. kisses

  • Laurie Koch
    September 8, 2014

    I absolutely love quilting. I’m looking for a new machine. It would be so awesome to win one. I have a Baby Lock embroidery machine and absolutely love it.

  • Sue T
    September 8, 2014

    I have been a traditional quilt person for years and have not really wanted to try the new “modern” quilting style. Your Heartbeat pattern may just be the one that changes my mind about branching out. Anxious to get the book and see other patterns that will give me more inspiration. Thank you for helping to move over to the “modern side”.

  • Laurie Keep
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt!! It calms me down and satisfies the creative side of me that doesn’t get enough attention. I have watch SWN since it first aired, and I have learned so much! Keep up the great work!

  • Dorothy Cosby
    September 8, 2014

    I have never quilted, but enjoy watching all the quilting shows. I would love to attempt to quilt. The creativity involved is amazing. It’s about time for me to stop just thinking about it and actually do it.

  • Char Kendall
    September 8, 2014

    Grandma Joy and her sister Minnie grabbed my interest in quilting when I was in High School. Though they’ve both passed on, that interest has never left me and now I’ve passed on that interest to my daughter, who is a beginner. May quilting live on forever.

  • Dawn K.
    September 8, 2014

    looks like a bunch of cool tools, I have plenty of quilts that need to get finished.

  • Melanie Hill
    September 8, 2014

    I love quilting because it is such a great way to show people how much you care-friends, family and strangers! Though with three kids under 6, I stick to mostly small wall hanging quilts or baby quilts. Something I can start and finish in a short time period without feeling guilty or having a whole bunch of unfinished projects! Thanks Nancy for all of your great tips and teachings.

  • Esther Hopland
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it relaxes me. My children are out of the house and my husband works long hours so it fill my time and stops me from being lonely.

  • Debra Kay Neiman
    September 8, 2014

    I wish I could have learned quilting from my grandmother. Thank goodness for online teaching and all the fabulous bloggers who are so helpful. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Beth K
    September 8, 2014

    I am still a novice quilter. I’m typing while glancing at the Around the World quilt that is my first pieced quilt adventure that is still waiting for me to give up perfectionism and go forward with handstitching on the binding! I quilt because it forces me to focus all of my attention to what I’m doing, ensuring that I get a break from stress.

  • Kathy Disken
    September 8, 2014

    I have been sewing for over 47 years, but have only done a few quilts. I want to start doing them again, to share with family & friends.

  • Kristy
    September 8, 2014

    One of the things I love most about quilting is how it makes me slow down for a bit. The finish is always something special and a proud accomplishment. I hope to learn how to be a better quilter, particularly with finishing and binding. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share.

  • Marjorie Brannan
    September 8, 2014

    I’ve been sewing for years, but I’m just now learning to quilt. New grandson on the way and I want to make a baby quilt.

  • Julie
    September 8, 2014

    I just finished a quilt top for my SIL, and am working on some pillows. Thanks for the great give away:)

  • avalee adkins
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because I LOVE to. I love to get new tools to play with, learn new ways to do things & I love fabric & the things I CAN DO WITH IT.

  • Kristin Dickson
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because I can’t wait to see how cutting into a yard of fabric can turn into something amazing and so different from where it started. Plus I might have a slight addiction to quilting.

  • Delores Wall
    September 8, 2014

    I LOVE quilting. I am so addicted to the fabric. I love to do scrappy quilts, because that means using lots of different fabrics. The more the better. Right now I am working on raw edge applique and it is so much fun. Would love to have a new machine with all those different stitches.

  • Rosemary Martens
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting for me is the most relaxing thing I do all day and I am just starting to machine quilt a few things. I do straight line quilting.. Other then that I quilt by hand love all the ideas in the book and ones the girls give.

  • carol n
    September 8, 2014

    I made my first quilt in 1990, and was addicted! I quilt because of the fun of the creative process, I have found other quilters to be great people, and I give my quilts away-the response I get is fantastic!

  • ashley
    September 8, 2014

    I wish I could have learned quilting from my great-grandmother or even my grandmother, sewing skipped a generation(my mother) so everything I’ve learned up until now I’ve had to teach myself. Luckily there’s thousands of tutorials out there now to help!

  • Debbie
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting is not only a way to express my creative side. It is a way to meet fellow sewers with the same passion for quilting that I have. My favorite thing is to share knowledge with new quilters so the quilting craft can go on for future generations.

  • Mary
    September 8, 2014

    Hi, Nancy! I am a beginner quilter. As I continue, I hope to fully utilize quilting for its thrifty potential. I have a hand-sewn quilt made by my great grandmother, and all of the fabric is clearly reused from previous projects. The colors are all over the place. The stitching is varied and obviously done by hand. It is so beautiful and I appreciate the time she must have spent making it as precise as she did. I hope to one day make quilts like these for my family, Gill of love and memories.

  • Jenny Moore
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting is a passion for me. Very therapeutic. I get such a feeling of accomplishment when I finish a quilt and give it as a gift to family.

  • Angela Braun
    September 8, 2014

    I began sewing at the feet of my grandmother. She was gone long before I picked up piecing together fabric to make my first quilt. I felt lost when I was no longer in the department that required me to read blue prints. My fetish for assembly drew me to what else… SEWING, PIECING, QUILTING! They can’t take that away.✴

  • Sue W
    September 8, 2014

    I love that quilting gives so many options for creativity. I was a garment sewer since I was 10 (the 4-H story) but in more recent years I’ve found that quilting and craft sewing gives me an even better outlet for my urge to sew. I still struggle with the precision required in quilting so I gravitate to trying the simple quilts, the newest “tricks” out there, and of course, the great rulers that help design perfect blocks. I also like machine embroidery and I can always count on some fun designs for seasonal and juvenile quilting projects.

  • Debora Nipper
    September 8, 2014

    I have been sewing for almost 30 years but I’m new to quilting. I never thought I would like it but I’m ready to do more with it. Would love a new machine to help with that! Love the shows Nancy. ..been watching for almost as long as I’ve been sewing!

  • Jill
    September 8, 2014

    I love sewing whether it is quilting, making purses, sewing clothes. As long as it can be put together with needle and thread I like it. It does my heart good to see people, including kids wearing or using something I have made for them.
    I try to sew a little every day. Sometime I just walk into my sewing room and feel better.

  • Jackie
    September 8, 2014

    I find quilting to be a creative outlet. Also a means to give to people in need, (Charity Quilts).

  • LuAnne Borzych
    September 8, 2014

    My love for quilting began 4 years ago when I had the opportunity to make a “Memory quilt square” of my son, who died when he was 25 years old. He was an organ donor and thru his organ donations was able to save 4 lives. The quilt square went on to be sewn together with other organ donors quilt squares to become part of a quilt. This quilt travels around Florida, honoring the Organ Donors and promoting organ donation awareness.
    Since then I have just fell in love with quilting or “sewing together love & memories” as I call it.
    Thank you for all of your tips and for the opportunity to own this fantastic sewing machine.

  • Cheryl
    September 8, 2014

    I have sewn for as long as I can remember, but I have never made a real quilt. Many patchwork projects, but never a quilt. I love the idea of quick column quilting!

  • Natalie F
    September 8, 2014

    I have only made two quilts, but I’m eager to do many many more among other sewing projects. I love watching Nancy on tv and feel very fortunate to have access to it on public tv. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • nancyBe!
    September 8, 2014

    Long time sewer and long time Sewing with Nancy Fan.. I learn something new with each episode and love that I can watch on-line when I am traveling… thanks!

  • Donna P.
    September 8, 2014

    I would love to learn to quilt because my grandmother and mother quilted. I sew dresses for my granddaughters and applique embroidery for them. I need sewing in my life and I think it is time to learn the art of quilting.

  • Charlotte
    September 8, 2014

    Love the quilt in blacks & whites.

  • Jane
    September 8, 2014

    I love to sew…and would live to advance more into quilting. Love to play with and choose fabrics. Baby lock is my favorite!

  • Laralee Ganske
    September 8, 2014

    I want my family to have something that they can remember me by like I have from my Mother and Grandmother. Just getting started but learning so much

  • Terri C
    September 8, 2014

    I love to make quilts for those that I love and for several out reaches, sadly I’m using my moms old machine and I’m not able to do what I’d love to do. Can’t wait to watch your new series. They sound like they would be perfect for my outreach quilts. Quilting is a way I show my love and caring. Thanks Nancy!

  • Esther
    September 8, 2014

    I have been sewing since I was 12. Now that I’m retired I would love to make a quilt for each of my grandchildren.

  • Denise Zapf
    September 8, 2014

    I just started quilting this year and I really love it. I want to make a quilt for each of my 4 sisters plus baby quilts for shower gifts.

  • Pam Johnston
    September 8, 2014

    I love quilting because it is a way to not only keep my mind sharp, but also to share with others. I share my passion by making comfort quilts for the needy as well as babies and children. Nothing in life gives me greater pleasure than to share with the less fortunate — and quilting is the perfect way for me to accomplish this . . . .

  • Judy Gordon
    September 8, 2014

    I am a novice quilter. I recently retired and hope to really have the time now to devote to quilting.

  • Linda Guza
    September 8, 2014

    I have been quilting for about 25 years. I find it a relaxing past time, and very rewarding too. I like making things for my family and friends.

  • Nena
    September 8, 2014

    I have sewn off and on since fourth grade, and have followed you (Nancy) since the beginning. I’ve recently returned to sewing (except Halloween and gifts) and quilting for myself and pleasure. I love the creativity and always feel like I’ve accomplished something tangible – even if it’s a mistake! (Which also teaches me patience). Many Thanks.

  • Tom Cranford
    September 8, 2014

    I love quilting. I have always wanted to learn so I started about a year ago teaching myself. It is very relaxing and when you give someone something you have made it makes you feel so good knowing that they will used it for years to come .
    THANKS For The Opportunity To Participate In The Give Away!

  • Rosie
    September 8, 2014

    I am a long time quilter, from a long line of quilters. I think the gifts in this drawing are fabulous. The quilt designs in the book are new and fresh and so appealing. I look forward to trying many of them.

  • Jo Roberts
    September 8, 2014

    I have always loved the old quilts that my mom and grandma sewed by hand and want to learn to quilt. There is a member of our church who is 83 years old and he still quilt. Him and his wife made me two for my birthday. I would love to be able to give them one that I have made.

  • Pam Putt
    September 8, 2014

    I have been sewing all my life. My Mom taught me to sew at an early age and I made most all my clothes all my life. I’m starting to do more quilting since I am older and I have been watching and shopping with Nancy for many years. She has been my go to person for sewing supplies for many years. I have been watching the show for almost as many.

  • Barbara
    September 8, 2014

    Would love to learn to quilt to make one for my mother-in-law. She gave us a gorgeous wedding ring quilt many many years ago and would love to make her one to enjoy. Love your site and show Nancy. Still a new sewer but you give me the confidence to try and yes sew on!

  • Ellen Masters
    September 8, 2014

    I began my sewing journey as young girl of only 6 years old. I made clothing for myself and my dolls. As I got older so did the type of garments I made. I loved creating and making tailored garments. Then I experienced a huge change in my life and I no longer needed professional garments. However I could not give up sewing. I thought I would just make quilts to keep my sewing passion happy. Little did I know how addictive quilting can be. I am totally, thoroughly hooked on quilting. Today, I still quilt and I make doll clothes for the 18 inch dolls. I am just getting into the modern quilt revolution. Thanks for all you do and have done for sewing during your 25 plus years.

  • Ruth Griffeth
    September 8, 2014

    I love to hand tie quilt but would love to learn how to quilt on a machine. My grandmother always quilted for all of us grandchildren and I would love to carry on the tradition! I think that quilting is a beautiful artform and I would just love to learn how. I do apparel and quilting is on my want to learn list!

  • Karen B
    September 8, 2014

    Thanks for this great giveaway. I can’t wait to see your book! I quilt because it’s fun! I get to play with (fondle) fabric, sew, design, and quilt. I really like every step of the process, except maybe for basting because I have to clean my floor to do that.

  • Rosemarie Benson
    September 8, 2014

    I love learning new techniques and ruler savvy. So many possibilities, especially when in a class where everyone is learning together. It would be wonderful to have my own machine!

  • Mariana Lastres
    September 8, 2014

    Love quilting and specially memory quilts with all type of fun stitches combined with embroidery designs..

  • Debra Mitan
    September 8, 2014

    quilt my fabric for purses, I know it is more involved but the results are worth it.

  • Barbara Cohn
    September 8, 2014

    Beautiful fabrics, works of art, creative time . I love seeing, sewing, learning, so different, individual pieces of work. Beginner, definitely, and always looking to see what I can absorb and add to my work

  • Margaret Graczyk
    September 8, 2014

    I’ll have to say that this time I will be quilting for Me! Sewing for my children these many years and I just finished two ready-made panel quilts for the grandchildren (I sandwiched in some fleece and did a little “stitching ” to keep everything inside) and I will be taking a huge leap of faith this week when I start my own quilt with a pattern, beautiful fabric, sharp needles and gumption! This has been a dream of mine for at least twenty years and I’m ready to go!

  • Liucija Farais
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting is an original American art form! The variety of design elements, graphic design concepts, and the amazing color palettes that are used in quilting make it an exciting textile art form that never ceases to surprise me!

  • Karen
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting just makes me happy. Wish I had more time to spend quilting!

  • Jennifer Chrispell
    September 8, 2014

    I would love to learn how to make quilts. I think they are a beautiful gift to give that can be passed on for generations. I would live to win any of the prizes but mostly the sewing machine.

  • Gill
    September 8, 2014

    I’m hoping this is open to internaional quilters too!
    I’ve been quilting for about 15 years and I learn something new every day!!

  • Christine Z
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it helps me learn about geometry and spatial relationships. I love to look at old or repro fabrics and match them up to create something beautiful. I love the thrill of planning the next project.

  • Christine Z
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it helps me learn geometry, create beauty and comfort. I love the thrill of planning that next project. I think it’s so fun to see how clever some pattern writers are.

  • Camille
    September 8, 2014

    I have the perfect fabric. I have the perfect Pellon batting. I have the perfect pattern idea. Now I just need the perfect quilting sewing machine and Column Quilt book.

  • Bevetly
    September 8, 2014

    I’m new to sewing and quilting. Look the idea and have for a long time. Been watching every thing I can to learn the basics. I plan on starting with things for my first grand baby to come. Love all the easy thing Nancy shows us.

  • Daniela
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt because for me it’s like playing with toys. You get creative and make yourself happy. At the end you make someone else happy with your production. You would not keep all the quilts just for yourself, right?

  • Robin Melchin
    September 8, 2014

    I have been sewing for many years, but I have only made one quilt. Three years ago I started my second one but have not finished it yet. My daughter seems to always come up with projects for me. Little does she know the quilt is for her and her husband. I also bought fabric to make myself a quilt, but that just seems to be a dream that is not coming true. I do plan on getting both quilts done someday, but until then I will keep watching your show Nancy and getting more ideas before I decide what design I want to make for myself. I love your show, you inspire me to be more creative in the things I make. I have bought and received many of your books, and enjoy making them all.
    Thank You Nancy

  • Sheila Stepp
    September 8, 2014

    I can’t wait to get the book. Looks like quilts that would work up quickly. I sew for charity so time is essential.

  • Sheila Stepp
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt. Can’t wait to get the book.

  • Sheila G
    September 8, 2014

    I’ve recently retired & started doing things
    I never had much time for. Quilting is one of
    them. I am learning on my own & watching your
    program. I’m loving it.

  • Ginny
    September 8, 2014

    I love using my creativity to make quilts! I really enjoy all the processes involved i the making of a quilt – gathering together the fabrics, choosing or making up your own pattern, sewing, cutting and even pressing. When I am making a quilt for someone, I like to pray for the person who will be kept warm under a quilt of love. I feel truly blessed to have this gift.

  • Carol
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because I like to work with pretty fabrics and turn them into beautiful and useful items for the home. I am still pretty much at the beginner level, so blogs like this are very helpful and any tips are greatly appreciated.

  • Randi
    September 8, 2014

    I started sewing at the age of 11 (by machine). I asked my mom if I could use some fabric and went to work sewing the popular “tickle shirt” (rows of ruffles). Not bad, considering I knew nothing of grain lines and had no pattern!
    My first remembrance of a handmade quilt was one given to us by my great grandmother. My father scoffed at it, as it ‘was a bunch of rags.’ I never saw it again in the house. I am sure that it was his way of turning away from the poverty he grew up in and the necessity of a ‘bunch of rags’ being put to good use. I can understand the generational thought.
    Sometimes now I upcycle fabrics (esp. jeans…when will the requests ever end?). But when I quilt I rarely forget the ancestor before me, and the pioneers that settled my valley home here in Utah and their determination to use everything they had and try also to add beauty while they did so.
    I have had the HONOR of being the chairperson of our church group for Humanitarian Quilts, some that stay in our neighborhood and some that are sent all over the world. I love an “old fashioned” quilting bee. It does more than just get quilts made, it opens hearts of those around the frames, men and women.

  • Ginny
    September 8, 2014

    Along with so many of the other posters, I quilt because I love it, it relaxes me and I get to explore new creative possibilities! I like learning new techniques, and truthfully, do enjoy using new “tools” as I come across them. Most of my quilts are given away, though I do have some of my favorites that I have kept and use. What a gift it is to be able to quilt!

  • Sheila G
    September 8, 2014

    I’m learning on my own & by watching your
    Program. I’m loving the whole process.

  • karen
    September 8, 2014

    I love quilting because of all the great fabric selections out there..and it’s a great hobbie to get into..

  • Judy Danz
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting is my passion. Ten years ago I incorporated the embroidery machine into my quilt projects and am now in love with embroidered quilts as well. I love the idea of column quilts and look forward to the series. I’m now off to watch the first episode. Thank you for the series and the give-away!

  • Sheri Fowler
    September 8, 2014

    I’ve been sewing forever, but haven’t really gotten into quilting other than to look at others beautiful quilts. I have accumulated fabric for a few quilts but have yet to figure out the whole process of making a quilt….mostly squaring it up, putting on the binding, etc.

  • Dawn Mihalko
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt because most of the time I find it very relaxing, there are those rare occasions when it is a bit frustrating. It is my “me” time. I love the beautiful things I have made and looking at the beautiful things others have made.

  • Karen Reisinger
    September 8, 2014

    I started quilting as a way for me to have time for myself after having farming full time after the loss of my husband. Don’t find much time, but when I do is the best fealing in the world to see progress on a project even if one only has twenty minutes a day to spend. Love the reaction I get when the grandkids open their present and wrap their quilt around themselves with the biggest grin yo can ever imagine.

  • Pamela Riddick
    September 8, 2014

    My grandmother was the town seamstress and I want to keep her legacy alive. One of my most treasured possessions is the quilts she made me. I remember helping her with her many quilt projects. My daughter in law and I are sewing together.

  • Jan VanDeWalle
    September 8, 2014

    I have wanted to learn to quilt, and now I am starting to do just that. I love making things and sewing. I have amassed a large stash of fabrics and am on my way. I have made several baby quilts and am starting my first big one.

  • Jayne
    September 8, 2014

    Been sewing 30+ years on my trusty basic Kenmore. Time to upgrade as I venture further into quilting . But the choices are daunting!

  • Patricia Dyke
    September 8, 2014

    I’ve been quilting for about 15 years. Quilts make wonderful gifts. My sewing improves with every quilt I make on my Babylock Sewing Machine with all the bells and whistles. I used to do machine embroidery and sew clothes for myself and others. Now, I make all kinds of quilts. Lovely fabrics and colors to choose from. This is my retirement job. Making quilts.

  • kathleen harper
    September 8, 2014

    For me sewing and crafting are a creative outlet born of necessity. Being a single mom of two, money was never easy to come by. Sewing helped me to have the things needed by my family that I could not have afforded any other way. I have always reused, and up-cycled fabrics from thrift shops, and yard sales. Crafting and sewing were ways I could provide colorful, useful, needed items that expressed my own sense of style. Now that money is not a big issue I still love to create and my grown family loves to receive the output of my sewing room….

  • Linda Randall
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it takes me back to a simpler time when I would watch my Grandmother make quilts.

  • Cindy Wendt
    September 8, 2014

    Hi Nancy, I quilt because, I absolutely love quilts. I love fabric.
    I have always worked with fabric in my whole working career. Don’t get enough time to quilt anymore tho. I look more than I quilt. Thank you for the chance to win. love all your notions, have bought many over the years.

  • Janice Henson
    September 8, 2014

    I am trying to learn free motion quilting. Hope to get better at it soon.

  • Jerry Church
    September 8, 2014

    My quilting family skipped a generation. My mother tailored and sewed for others, but I learned to quilt from friends and 2 delightful guilds. I’ve been sewing for over 60 years, and quilting for nearly 40 years. I’d love to have a new machine and learn some new techniques.

  • Therese Ruff
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it is such joy to create something new, and the joy doubles when you share quilting with others-by sharing a quilt, working together, or teaching the next generation to quilt!

  • Sandy S
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt for the pleasure of it and to challenge myself with learning something new. The joy of giving.

  • Roberta Bland
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because I love quilts. There has never been a part of my life that hasn’t had quilts in it. I was taken home from the hospital in one and have been making them for over 60 years.

  • Brenda Buck
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it’s always a challenge. Perfect points, perfect colors, perfect fabric,& perfect pattern are a challenge every time. I love the adventure and the process

  • Cecilia
    September 8, 2014

    I love quilting! It allows me to make beautiful things to give to others. I also enjoy the process, it is very relaxing.

  • kim
    September 8, 2014

    Oh to complete an entire quilt from sewing to backing to quilting to binding. A goal.

  • Kimberly Grommes
    September 8, 2014

    I love to sew, but I haven’t tried quilting. I live sewing because it’s relaxing and also fun to give as gifts!

  • Matilda Wingie
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt some almost every day for the past fifty years. Sewing allows me to design, makes me think creatively, makes me think I am putting a “dent” in the fabric stash, and I do end up with a useful item–quilt!! Presently “hexies” are top priority–a hand pieced king-size top which is going to be called “WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!”.

  • Sheila Wynens
    September 8, 2014

    LOVE to quilt, sew and machine embroider/applique. This is my relaxation and passion at the same time! Also, fabric stash will take over my house if I don’t keep using it!

  • Colleen Bartell
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because I love working with colors and seeing how they will make a patten.

  • Cheryll Kackowski
    September 8, 2014

    I started quilting about 15 years ago. Recently I credit quilting for saving my spirit. After the unexpected passing of my younger son I struggled to get through each day. Quilting and quilting friends supported me and helped me through some of the most difficult times. In the last 6 months I am quite sure that quilting saved me. It is a reason to continue to be inspired and to share.

  • PamJ
    September 8, 2014

    I purchased this book after attending Nancy’s workshop on Column Quilting. Not only did I attend the workshop, I was Nancy’s lecture assistant. I was a bit apprehensive about this topic at first. I wondered, “how much anyone could do with a bunch of columns”? It seems like it would be boring… WOW…. I WAS VERY, VERY, VERY WRONG!!!!! All the variety of ways, Nancy presented really opened my eyes. I immediately ran out and purchased the book. I have already envisioned various quilt ideas to use this technique!!!! Thank you, Nancy for ALWAYS INSPIRING!!!!!

  • Jeanice
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt. Quilting is my creative outlet. I use the time to think outside the box and enjoy the surprises that turn up. Life interferes through the day, but my recharge time is in my sewing room, even if it is just 10 minutes. I give 95% of my items away. Community charity, foster children, veterans and family. My 42 year old Singer could use an upgrade.

  • Jane Nicholson
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting and sewing have always been relaxing to me. I especially enjoy hand stitching. My first small quilt projects were all done by hand. Still like the look of hand quilted projects much better than machine quilting.

  • Diane Mathers
    September 8, 2014

    I have done 1 quilt. Enjoyed doing it but, didn’t know much about quilting. Learned alot but, could use alot more lessons. Lol Would be really nice to win the machine. Thank-you for all that you do.

  • Cathy Fisher
    September 8, 2014

    After watching one of your shows there was a lady who quilted for charity, she and several other ladies got together and made quilts for hospitals and also helped with victims of hurricane Katrina. It was so touching. At the time I lived by a man who was sent home from the hospital to be able to pass at home. He was always so cold, I found him a lap quilt at a yard sale, his eyes got teary and well, mine were watering. I knew then that that was what I wanted to do, quilt to give. I have went to the mission, where all the money is donated to the Christian school and bought sheets and I started sorting the material I had gotten. I myself found another person that is going to help make quilts for the needy. I have made some quilt tops years ago by hand and quilted them by hand also. I am on disability and am not able to afford much, I have fibromyalgia and also bone and joint problems alon,g with that comes depression, but to be able to help others truly helps me also. I have started on column quilts but in between I use small block columns and use up scraps that way! I have even dyed fabric and made some stamps so I could use the fabric I had when I needed a certain color and couldn’t afford to purchase more material. At the mission I get some of the clothes for free that are stained up and unable to sell. If I didn’t have to sew all by hand I could help so many others. Thanks for inspiring me I no longer sit around and wallow in self pity, I have a purpose!

  • Elaine Howell
    September 8, 2014

    All creative people need a creative outlet. Sewing and quilting is my outlet. It’s relaxing.

  • Cindy B
    September 8, 2014

    I love color. Fabric is less messy then paint so I can have piles of it around me. Every time I choose fabrics for a quilt I feel like it’s Christmas morning.

  • Cheryl
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt to relief stressand the enjoyment that others get when I make them a qulit.

  • Kendall Deaver
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt, after my husband was diagnosed with cancer it was a way for me to relax. Since he passed away it has been a lifesaver.

  • Cheri
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt, primarily with brights, as my group makes quilts for little kids in need. We all love to imagine each child receiving one of our quilts made with lots of love, thinking how we can bring a bit of joy into their lives and wrap each of them in one of our creations. Quilting is a gift to us and them.

  • Lorie Allen
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting is my therapy! I am fairly new, but I learn something with each new project. The quilting community is one of the most generous communities I have ever seen.

  • Cindy Schulteis
    September 8, 2014

    I am watching the video series to attempt my first quilt.
    My great grandmother, my grandmother and my mother all
    quilted. I thought I would learn from my
    Mom but as always in life we get busy. Mom passed away a year
    ago so I never did learn. It her honor I am going to teach myself with
    Nancy’s videos and then teach my daughter!

  • Lois Ralene Chavers
    September 8, 2014

    Nancy,
    I just love to make things. I am teaching my young grandchild to sew. I want her to love it as much as I love it. I am newly retired and I am sharing my gift of sewing, sewing for charity. I am currently making a crazy quilt to donate for a mission trip to Nepal. Thank you for all of the inspiration.
    Lois Ralene Chavers

  • Lynda Cooksey
    September 8, 2014

    I love, love, love fabric and I love creating and especially quilting — Although not a quilter, my grandmother was always creating with fabrics and quilting reminds me of her.

  • Norrine Buchholz
    September 8, 2014

    Love to have that machine for classes

  • Gretchen Riggs
    September 8, 2014

    Looking forward to the book. I just might be able to make a quilt finally. I love the sewing machine. I bet it sews like a dream.

  • Fran McGee
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt to make something beautiful and shows my live for whoever I am maKing it for. It is a fantastic place to play with fabric, and your book looks like it will teach me s technique to make it easier to play. I haven’t b

  • Susan Kick
    September 8, 2014

    I am new to quilting/sewing. It is such an exciting process to learn. I think one of the greatest things I have learned so far is that quilting/sewing is about so much more than just a fabric and a sewing machine. 🙂

  • Karen Baustian
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting, after a long day this one of my favorite get aways. Even if it means just looking at new patterns like these! Yeah!!

  • L.r. Smith
    September 8, 2014

    When I was young.. my mother had gotten me a Barbie sewing machine… and she gave me my father’s old flannel shirts and his old pants.. I’d take out the zippers.. and make a NEW PURSE every day it seemed.. I loved doing it.. soooooo cool….
    My mom saw the attraction I had for sewing and bought one of these new fangled machines.. lol.. I couldn’t figure it out.. but I loved sewing.. gave it up for a bit.. I made my own garter for my wedding.. (made 2 of them) and then sewed up the ring barrers pillow..sp?)
    I truly love sewing… I’d love to take the next step up to sew quilts, etc.. and THANK~YOU for the chance to win to win this awesome goodie prize.. I apppreciate it!!!!’

  • Linda Weber
    September 8, 2014

    I grew up wanting to sew while spending time with my Grandmother. My mom sewed many things as well, I remember that she made me alot of perfectly seamed Barbie clothes. In her later years she and my Dad made quilts that they tied. She made pillows and pillow cases to go with each set. My sister and I both received this wonderful gift as well another beloved family member. She made these quilts for grand kids too. Once she made curtains from a matching chenille bedspread. My son’s were brown to match the cowboy wall paper and my daughters were yellow.
    I continue to sew and quilt so that good memories are passed down to my loved ones. I am teaching my granddaughter s to sew. We have a great time together.

    I have been watching Sewing with Nancy for a very long time. Since the mid 1980’s. I have learned so much from you. Thank you for taking this path to inspire and teach us.

  • Sarah
    September 8, 2014

    As first-generation/late crafter, I am very thankful for generous quilters/bloggers like yourself who share so much of your knowledge and insights. I learned to sew with my girls when they were in 4H Sewing Club. Though I have been volunteering for Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show for years and attended many fiber art/quilt exhibits and shows, I did not jump on the bandwagon until last October. Since then, I have caught a serious quilt bug–designed, pieced, free-motion quilted on my home sewing machine 8 reversible twin-size quilts. Quilting has been a wonderful therapy to keep me sane raising 3 homeschooled teens. What I love most about the process is working out the numbers, picking out fabric and color that work well together, piecing, over-the-limit-quilting, and binding by hand. To me, it’s like putting a puzzle together. When all are completed, it’s very satisfying. I am always looking forward to the next quilt.

  • Sharon D
    September 8, 2014

    After 31 years working for the Federal Government, I have retired! I can embroider, sew, crochet, knit and learn to quilt.
    I am so excited.

  • Gracey
    September 8, 2014

    My Great-Grandma’s quilts inspired me to start quilting. I love thinking that maybe someday I’ll have a great-granddaughter who will admire my quilts 🙂

  • Susan A
    September 8, 2014

    I love to try a new technique or design each time I make a new quilt. It is a creative outlet for me.

  • Marcia Herath
    September 8, 2014

    I love fabric and sewing clothes and I want to learn new things. I love quilts and want to make some. Probably will donate,

  • Rebecca
    September 8, 2014

    I love the challenge of quilting and getting together with other quilters. There are so many designs and techniques and you end up with a beautiful product.

  • Renea
    September 8, 2014

    I started to quilt because I had lots of scraps of fabric left from making clothing for myself and my children. I could not bear to throw out that fabric so I thought I would make just one quilt. Never did I even consider that 30 years later I would still be using up “scraps” to make quilts out of. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Maria Leal
    September 8, 2014

    I learned to sew in school. If I needed an outfit for the weekend – made one. Then went into crafts, different kinds for my family. I love seeing the sewing & quilting shows on PBS. One day I thought, well if I can sew I can quilt! Yes, it is different but sort of the same. Got lots of books, how-to’s on the computer, TV shows, some classes. I will be retiring by the end of this month. I have tons of projects begun but not completed. Now I will have all the time to finish my quilts for my family. I am also making pillow cases for the nephews & nieces for Halloween & Christmas. I just wish I had started earlier in life to quilt because I just love it. Thanks.

  • Patricia
    September 8, 2014

    I have made a few baby quilts for friends and family, and I would love to improve my skills.

  • Patricia
    September 8, 2014

    I have made a few baby quilts for friends and family, and I would love to improve my skills. My first quilt that I made was for my nephew when I was in high school.

  • Susan McHenry
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it makes me happy.

  • Cindy Calvo
    September 8, 2014

    I quilt because it’s therapy as well as I enjoy when I’ve presented a quilt to someone and it is gratefully received. I love that it becomes an heirloom. Mostly I love that my husband loves the nap quilt I made for him. He takes it on all our trips.

  • Diana Wilsey Geer
    September 8, 2014

    I love the quilt you feature here. I am an active member of the Wyoming State Quilt Guild. Love to learn and keep abreast of the current pulse in quilting!

  • shula kantor
    September 8, 2014

    A few years ago I made a kingsized quilt…I made it all my hand. It is on our kingsized bed. It took me a few years but I found it very relaxing. I am proud of it

  • Amy W
    September 8, 2014

    My mom inspired me to be a sewer and I just love it. Since she passed away 21 years ago I have been unable to stop sewing!! I started out on my husband’s grandmother’s 1965 sewing machine and eventually upgraded to an embroidery machine. I acquired button collections from both sides of the family and have jars of old buttons decorating my sewing room. I must admit I am a fabricaholic. I love fabric and can’t go to a quilt shop without buying a fat quarter or two! Last year I made a quilt for my daughter to take with her on her journey to college. It was a log cabin design like my mom and grandma used to make done in batiks that she picked out. I hope someday my daughter comes to love this craft as much as I do. Thanks, Amy.

  • Norma Sterbenz
    September 8, 2014

    I love to quilt. Your new book looks like a must-have! Now I am off to the other blogs to see more great quilts from your book.

  • Kathy Nielson
    September 8, 2014

    Quilting saved my life at a bad time, and now it keeps me sane

  • Sherry
    September 8, 2014

    I love everything “quilting”. Both of my Grandmas and my Great Grandmas were quilters and I’m very fortunate to have some of their quilts handed down to me. So happy to find you on Sewing with Nancy online! This is an awesome giveaway, thank you for a chance to win.

  • Kathy
    September 9, 2014

    I started sewing at10. Mother sat me down and had me cut 3″ blocks . Next I sewed strips of blocks by hand. Then the rows together . It was not even but I did it . After putting on the back, my doll had a one of kind blanket – handmade. I went to clothing design but never forgot my first project. I think it is time to work on those rusty skills.

  • nikki
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt because I am the only one in my family that does. I have been quilting for 35 years and it brings me peace and joy. I have not made a quilt in a while (due to a back injury) I have become more of a fabric collector :). I am now getting back into the swing of things and cannot wait to get your book.

  • Sharon Wilson
    September 9, 2014

    I want to learn more about quilting and be able to do some meandering stitches on my quilts. I’ve only made three child size but want to do a queen size someday.

  • Linda Bouska
    September 9, 2014

    I have made a few tied quilts over the years and really want to do more quilting. I have 11 grandchildren and everyone wants a blanket from Grandma!

  • Judith Peterson
    September 9, 2014

    I very much disliked sewing until I watched a PBS TV show about quilting back in 1995. I was hooked and have been quilting/sewing ever since.

  • Barbara Westerman
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt for me. It is my time to relax and let the worries of the day disappear.

  • Nique Etienne
    September 9, 2014

    Ive been wanting to take up quilting for a while now. I find it hard to know where to start, since I prefer modern quilts and want something that I can use. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Gloria B
    September 9, 2014

    My first quilt was made because i because I had alot of time on my hands, I had seen an article in Better Homesand Gardens and wanted to make a quilt and I also wanted to spend time with the people in the Quilt Class. We made an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day Log Cabin but it took a yaer. Our teacher would not allow me to use a rotary cutter and ruler as she declared them ‘inaccurate’! That was in 1990/91 and after that experience I did not try again until 2000 when I joined a local quilt group which was set up to teach beginners.

    I haven’t looked back!

  • Jackie
    September 9, 2014

    I have had a love of sewing forever I started om my moms old Treadle and over the years i have read and watched how to make quilts Never could afford classes but Sewing with Nancy shows has taught me a lot I now make Quilts and other crafts for friends and family If I need ideas I get out my books some quite old and look for inspiration I really love Nancy’s Corner as I watch all the talented people I get to see that there are no boundaries to what a person can do with a little fabric and a great imagination It keeps me thinking and looking at my fabric world differently I will always think outside the box but now I know that there are lots of others out there who do too.

  • Mary Wireman
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt because I LOVE the look on my Grandkids’ faces when they get a new ‘Granny quilt’ made especially for them!

  • Barbie Smith
    September 9, 2014

    I love that moment when the quilt top I’ve been working on begins to take shape and you can see how it is becoming something beautiful. It’s my favorite past time and the fabric…oh how I love fabric!

  • Margaret A
    September 9, 2014

    I began quilting a couple of years ago to get back to all-things-sewing in what I thought would be “down time” during retirement. I have learned some things about quilting and have made a few quilts. Life has interfered with down time since I began though and I have had much less time available to sew than I would like. I love the creative process and the time sewing is relaxing and therapeutic for me. I hope to get back to it soon! I love following Nancy’s blog and watching her show. This new book is intriguing and it will find its way to my crafty bookshelf. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Toni A.
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt for the joy of creating something beautiful. It has helped me cope with some of the challenges of life. Donating to those less fortunate is a big plus.

  • K Higham
    September 9, 2014

    love quilts have recently retired. Sewing has been a passion for me since I was 10 years old. Quilting books and patterns have fascinated me but I never had time to quilt. My mother was a seamstress and is no longer able to sew and I received her huge stash of material (600 pounds of material). It was added to my stash and now I have time to use it and want to learn how to quilt for me but also to give my daughter and granddaughter to use and think of me. Thanks for having the give away.

  • Bonnie
    September 9, 2014

    I make quilts to give away. I like to make quilts especially for friends who are having serious health problems, so they can wrap up in something that says love. I have also made Linus quilts for quite a few years.

  • Jill
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt because it relaxes me and then I have something beautiful and useful in the end. Everyone needs a quilt in their life.

  • PT in SC
    September 9, 2014

    Have been quilting about twelve years and sewing even longer. Have watched you all through the years. Thank you for your instruction and inspiration!

  • Michaela Ives
    September 9, 2014

    My grandma taught me how to quilt when I was young. It’s always been a special bond that we share and helps us spend more time together. These days most of the quilts I make are for my three little girls.

  • craftygramma
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt for many reasons: my family loves the afghans and quilts I make them, I love the look, feel and creativity of blending fabrics into something unique, and best of all It always takes me back to the times I sat with my grandmother, learning about fabric, technique, and high standards! Love that.

  • Jenna Oh
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt because it´s my way to relax and be creative. I love to see those beautiful quilts I make and to give them to my friends 🙂

  • Lisa McGriff
    September 9, 2014

    I love quilting because it gives me an opportunity to be creative and show my personality!

  • JSPug
    September 9, 2014

    i only started quilting this year but i am fabric-obsessed already — was primed for this given my obsessions with knitting, spinning, weaving, etc.! beautiful creations nancy!

  • Terri K.
    September 9, 2014

    I have been sewing since I was 12 years old and I love it. Quilting became a natural extension of my sewing passion. I enjoy the colors, I enjoy being challenged by the precision, and the friendships I’ve made as a result of sewing and quilting. The world of sewing and quilting is a beautiful place!

  • Michele Tinker
    September 9, 2014

    Quilting for me was a way of making something beautiful out of what I had on hand — but now it is more an expression of creativity and love for those who receive my quilts.

  • Kat Scott
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt because I love the colors of the fabric, the infinite number of ways to put it together…. I love the beautiful useful things I can create and give to those I care about… it provides relaxation, a sense of accomplishment and a creative outlet for me.

  • Robin S
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt because it gives me joy from concept to creation to the gifting. My hope with every quilt I give is it’s used and loved.

  • Stewart
    September 9, 2014

    I am learning to quilt for a few reasons: I think they are beautiful. I like the idea of being able to create something from start to finish that someone may consider a heirloom one day.

  • Jessica B.
    September 9, 2014

    I’m teaching myself to quilt and am just a beginner. I like it for the creativity and making something nice and original for friends and family.

  • Esther Funk
    September 9, 2014

    I love to quilt because it gives me opportunity to be creative. I love to see a quilt coming together and it gives me such pleasure and joy to be able to gift the finished quilt to someone I love. I’ve been quilting for only 3 years, but have been a sewist for over 40 years. Quilting has become a relaxing hobby as we head towards retirement.

  • Natalie
    September 9, 2014

    I like the idea of using scraps, of ‘making a little something from almost nothing’. I’d like to make a “summer cover” for our bed.

  • Catherine Ritter
    September 9, 2014

    I quilt because it is in my blood.I watched my grandmother quilt. I watched my mother quilt.It is who I am. The fabric tamed, set free, to be seen in a new birth.

  • Marisa Zucco
    September 9, 2014

    To me, quilting is another art form that enables one to express themselves in a different media. It can be as personal as the individual wants it to be. But no matter what style of quilt one makes, live is always an integral part of the finished product.

  • Beal
    September 9, 2014

    I’m interested in learning to quilt because there are so many lovely quilting fabrics! I need a reason to buy them. 😉

  • Laura
    September 9, 2014

    I’m a pretty beginning quilter, but I got into it both because I love the way quilts look and I love the idea of carrying on a legacy of making practical things (we sleep under quilts made by my husband’s great-grandmother!)

  • Sue P
    September 9, 2014

    I love quilting and sewing..it is in my blood..My grandfather and father did the upholstery in the family furniture store and upholstery shop. My grandfather was also into upholstery design I was told. So I do it to con’t a tradition of working with fabric, etc.. I remember watching them upholstery when I was young. Two of my Dads brothers did sewing, one actually was a taylor of men’s wear, the other at the upholstery shop. I love to make quilts and challenge myself with creating designs of my own. thank you!

  • Barbara
    September 9, 2014

    I’ve always sewn so I got a machine and decided to try quilting. I like and do give as gifts

  • cheryl
    September 9, 2014

    Love to see the quilt turn into something I only imagined . . . Really happy if it is pretty, and someone else likes it too! Sometimes they are ‘just a learning project’. Those I take to the animal control shelter for cage blankets. Lucky dogs! and cats! P.S. Loved your Column Quilts. I know those will be beautiful!

  • Adele LaRiviere
    September 9, 2014

    I have been quilting for almost 40 years, my current interest is in art quilts. This is a hobby that can go on forever and ever, and every quilt I make teaches me something new and exciting!

  • Marian Kramer
    September 9, 2014

    I want to learn to quilt so that I can finish the quilts my mother started before she passed away and give them to my daughters in her memory.

  • Carol Spence
    September 9, 2014

    Loved the expo….I love quilting…it is my passion,

  • Judi Casadei
    September 9, 2014

    I have been a sewing fanatic since before Nancy began her PBS show in the 70s. Over the years Nancy has increased my passion and to this day I tape her shows and I have just added quilting to my passion. I have a Baby Lock Ovation serger I just bought so I’ll be paying on it for quite some time. Winning the sewing machine would be awesome!

  • Lisa Owens
    September 9, 2014

    i learned to sew as a young teenager, and made many of my own clothes, but didn’t learn to quilt til much later in life-about 35 years later. I, too, remembered the quilts my grandmother had on the beds when I would go visit as a child, and the beautiful red and white quilt we had that my husbands grandmother had made. So I took a beginning quilting class and a few others and love to see a quilt take shape. I even have my sister-in-law to commit to making the challenge quilt pattern we got on our first shop hop together this summer!

  • Zenia Lewis
    September 9, 2014

    I started quilting in 2011 and have been a quilting maniac ever since! I feel it’s my God-given passion. I even started a blog called… A Quilted Passion. Never have I been so passionate about anything and I’m good at it. I also own a Babylock. The Quilters Choice Professional. I would love to add the Tempo to my family!

  • Jeannie
    September 9, 2014

    Quilting has been very therapeutic for me after the loss of my husband. I’ve gained many new special friends while learning about this wonderful hobby.

  • Jan McClellan
    September 9, 2014

    Quilting takes patience and time. This machine would help make more time to be patient while quilting 🙂

  • Ellee
    September 10, 2014

    Quilting is my best and most enjoyable outlet for creativity. When I create quilts I do what I want, when I want, and how I want.

  • Mary
    September 10, 2014

    Interesting quilts. I like piecework and spending time with my quilting friends. Thanks.

  • Levi Henson
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because of a very special lady who saw an interest in me and took me along to show me the basics. Many quilts and projects later, I am still quilting, and sharing my journey.

  • Debi Vanden Heuvel
    September 10, 2014

    What a wonderful book! I quilt for a variety of reasons, but over the years, it has provided me with friendship, therapy, an excuse for travel and countless moments of inspiration in addition to the creative outlet. My mind is spinning with this book, now!

  • sharon e.
    September 10, 2014

    Those modern quilts speak to me. What a way to use scraps.

  • Chris Campos
    September 10, 2014

    I love the idea of a column quilt and love all the pictures, It would be great fun to try my hand at any of these. I quilt because I love to see the quilt come together-like a puzzle that can keep you warm and decorate at the same time.

  • Mary Jane
    September 10, 2014

    What a terrific book, I have already seen three quilts I would
    Like to make. Congratulations!

  • Judy Looker
    September 10, 2014

    Love the art of quilting and I do mean ART. The colors, textures…the possibilities are endlist and there is something for everyone! I could go on and on as to why quilting is so user-friendly.

  • Gale
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because I love making things for family and friends. it’s my stress relief when the road of life gets bumpy.

  • Judy Looker
    September 10, 2014

    Quilting is like no other art medium…the end product has so many purposes from just admiring for beauty and talent to everyday use! The possibilities are endless…quilting is everything and anything one wants it to be.

  • Alicia Key
    September 10, 2014

    I’ve always loved watching your shows and meeting you at Market! This looks like a wonderful book!

  • valeL
    September 10, 2014

    I just started quilting. i love to combine colours and fabrics to create something new. i usually do cross stitching but i never know how to finish the design off. now i like using cross stitch as blocks for a quilt

  • Faye
    September 10, 2014

    Why I quilt because I love the fabric and that it is so relaxing & rewarding for me. I love the quilts in your new book and I’m so pleased you’ll be back on PBS – hopefully they’ll be aired in Canada. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous prizes!

  • Cyndi Nelson
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because I love to get lost in the creative process, but more than that I LOVE to give. I give quilts to those I love and I like to make quilts for charitable organizations, I am very interested in this book on Column Quilts!!

  • Cynthia T
    September 10, 2014

    I have enjoyed your show for years! I love how you have incorporated your quilting. Quilting is just fun! It’s a great excuse to use the fabulous new fabrics.

  • Mary Birenbaum
    September 10, 2014

    Column quilts have such a clean, modern look.

  • Donna Sheffer
    September 10, 2014

    I have been making Quilts For Kids and think this column quilts book would be perfect.

  • Rike
    September 10, 2014

    I love to quilt, because it is my why to relax after work and at the weekend. It is my “escape”. It’s real fun to create something new, which I can use or give it to people, who know, what kind of work is inside.
    Thanks for sharing so much nice gifts!!!
    Greetings, Rike

  • Leslie Bower
    September 10, 2014

    I enjoy making quilts for wounded military men and women, and for the Santa Train. Thank you for the opportunity to win some very useful and valuable products!

  • Leslie Bower
    September 10, 2014

    I love to make quilts for our wounded military men and women, and for the Santa Train. Thank you for the chance to win useful and valuable products.

  • Joyw
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because it is my hobby and I am passionate about it. I love every part of the process (well except for cutting). These prizes are wonderful and I would love to any of them. Congratulations on the new book. I look forward to seeing the new series on your show.

  • Terry Allen
    September 10, 2014

    Gosh, I’ve been sewing since I was 5 years old coming from a long line of seamstresses from the ‘old country’ 🙂 For the past 20 years I’ve been quilting and the process of creating with fabric just feeds my spirit and makes me content. I especially enjoy working with charity groups knowing that a child will have a handmade quilt to call their own.

  • Elizabeth
    September 10, 2014

    I have been sewing since I was in elementary school. I quilted a purse in art class. I have made many things over the years since. mainly clothing. Made a few quilts about 15 or 20 years ago, but got into is seriously about 3 years ago. I love to sew and will be doing it for as long as I possibly can. When I started college about 10 years ago I had to do write a story as part of the test to get into college. I did my paper on Nancy Zieman and Mary Pullen. Back in that day we could only watch you on PBS on Saturday mornings. But we did. Thanks Nancy for being there for us for so many years.

  • Penny R
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because I love to create and I love to learn new things.

  • Sandra Allison
    September 10, 2014

    My daughter and I are making quilts for all of my 27 great-grandchildren, of which, 17 are her grandchildren. I have always said, “I am not a quilter”. My mother made quilts and quilted them by hand. I just couldn’t see me doing that. I piece them on the machine and my daughter quilts them on a quilting machine. 2 of the children are autistic and one had trouble sleeping. He says the quilt has sleeping powder in it as it makes him sleepy. He is sleeping better at night. We do machine embroidery so all the quilts have had some kind of embroidery on them. I have learned to really enjoy planning and piecing the quilts. Have tried to plan around what each child has an interest in. As soon as we are finished with this project we are going to makes some quilts to have on hand for someone that may need them. Since we live in Oklahoma it will probably for tornado victims.

  • Deb G.
    September 10, 2014

    Seeing the ad on PBS this morning about your new book, I just had to go online and find out more about it!! I will definitely be adding this book to my quilting library.

    • Lois Williams
      September 10, 2014

      I have played at quilting for many years. I am now working at learning to free motion quilt, so I am looking for quick and easy piecing so I can concentrate on practicing the quilting. This book looks like just what I need.

  • dee
    September 10, 2014

    I have only been quilting for 2 years. I am so interested in modern quilting. Cannot wait to read your latest book about quilting in columns.

  • Kerri Arredondo
    September 10, 2014

    I’ve only been quilting for about 6 years, but working full time and spending time with family doesn’t leave me as much quilting time as I would like. I joined a couple quilt clubs to learn more. I love adding quilt books to my collection so I can make the quilts as time permits. Thanks for the awesome giveaway & chance to win amazing gifts!

  • Deb Griley
    September 10, 2014

    I am learning as I go. I have 2 sons getting married and would love to finish a quilt for each of them.

  • dee
    September 10, 2014

    I have been quilting for 2 years. I am very interested in modern quilting. I am anxious to read your latest book about quilting in columns.

  • Kate Hefright
    September 10, 2014

    Quilting is my “Me Time.” My husband is a disabled vet, and my part time job is stressful. It’s not cheap, but it’s cheaper than therapy! lol

  • Nancy
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because I love fabric, all the variations of it, revel in the colors and it is a one size fits all when it is finished. I recently started making my own clothing again and am loving that too. Thank you so much for all the information and inspiration over the years.

  • barbara woods
    September 10, 2014

    at age 70 i discovered that i love making quilts

  • Susan McDonald
    September 10, 2014

    Quilting is my therapy. I cared for my Dad for over 2 years before he died in August from liver cancer. Quilting gave me something to do as a creative outlet and also gave me something to share with him. He encouraged me and appreciated my efforts.

  • Lou Ann Avery
    September 10, 2014

    I love to quilt, like other comments, quilting is therapy. My husband and my son are both artists, and quilting gives me an opportunity to create a work of art!

  • beth daniels
    September 10, 2014

    My quilting is a relaxing hobby. I go into my sewing room and I can forget all my worries. I put myself into everything I quilt. I would love the sew a quick column quilt from this series.

  • Kristin R.
    September 10, 2014

    I sew to relax and for me quilting is less demanding a task than garment sewing. Quilting also offers more opportunities to be creative.

  • Kris Holder
    September 10, 2014

    Quilting is a major creative outlet for me. I love to make quilts for others. Seeing their joy is quite the reward. Teaching others to make quilts is even more of a joy. The thrill of seeing someone else complete a quilt project, big or small, and their excitement is better than dark chocolate. Dark Chocolate is a big deal in my house, so quilting is way at the top of my favorites list! I’ve been quilting for 30 years, sewing for more than 40. Next year, when I turn 41, haha, (wink wink) as my homeschool students hopefully graduate, I hope to spend even more time creating new quilting projects!!

  • Meghan H
    September 10, 2014

    I have been quilting for about five years now, and I love it:). My mom taught me how to sew, and while there were many times I was frustrated with the process, I have since learned to enjoy it and use my sewing time to relax.

  • Cecilia
    September 10, 2014

    I want to learn how to quilt so that i can spend time more time with grandma. She loves to quilt, and i would love to learn, and then we could do it together!

  • Marti M
    September 10, 2014

    Your new book looks fantastic!

  • Cecilia
    September 10, 2014

    I would love to learn how to quilt so that i could do it with my grandma. It would be so much fun!

  • Becki Fisher
    September 10, 2014

    I learned to sew by watching my Momma–she made our clothes out of necessity and even clothes for my dolls (sewing Barbie size dresses–now that’s love!). Momma could sew anything and as I grew, I just assumed I could too! I just sorta fell into quilting and love the entire process–fabric selection to the last stitch of the binding. As Momma aged, I would come to stay with her on the weekends, and every Saturday we would sit at her table, coffee at hand, and watch “Sewing with Nancy.” I miss having that time with her, but I often think of her as I sit at my sewing machine.

  • Sheryl Wenstrand
    September 10, 2014

    There is something almost magical about creating something with your own hands. It is a powerful affirmation of your ability and creativity. The grownup’s version of “Look what I did! I did it myself!”.
    That’s one reason I love to make quilts and to sew things. Then there is the delight in the tactile side of quilting – the feel of different textiles. The colors, patterns and precision (or not). The quilting designs. Variety and choices in everything. Quilting is a fully absorbing, richly rewarding hobby. I’m so glad I discovered it many years ago!

  • Karen McCaffrey
    September 10, 2014

    Quilting/sewing is my mood controller and relaxation. It is my way to create and share my love with family and friends. I make the quilts I want with the fabrics I love.

  • Claudia TN
    September 10, 2014

    I love quilting for the creativity aspect. I also love that I am able to join with other quilters/sewists to make items for charity. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Joan Kruse
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because I love creating something warm for others to enjoy. I make many quilts that our church women tie and give to shelters or other organizations such as ALS Association.

  • Lynn
    September 10, 2014

    To work with colors and patterns not usually found in my attire or home.

  • Susan Winnie
    September 10, 2014

    I learned to sew at a young age, but I actually got the quilting bug around 15 years ago. Thanks to a fellow nursing coworker who took me to the quilt show in Lancaster, Pa.
    I am working on a wedding quilt for my son presently.
    It’s my creative sanity.

  • Carmen N
    September 10, 2014

    I’m still a beginner. I want to learn more about quilting because I see all the beautiful designs others finish and I want to make something that makes everyone exclaim about!

  • Betsy
    September 10, 2014

    I’m giving my granddaughter a sewing machine for Christmas and I think this book of column quilts would be good for her first quilt top project…and I’m anxious to try them out myself!

  • LeAnne L
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt so I can play with fabric and color and texture. Seems to take the stress away. I find I am a more productive person if I spend some time every week quilting.

  • Jill Meador
    September 10, 2014

    Quilting is relaxing-it takes my mind off things and then I realize its 3PM and I haven’t eaten lunch yet! The column quilts will be great to use up my left over backing pieces, I over buy just in case. The quilts are clean looking and no worries about coordinating all the fabrics.

  • kbo
    September 10, 2014

    I quilt because I really like to see pieces become a bigger part of something beautiful, creative and useful.

  • Suzi smith
    September 11, 2014

    I love to sew and quilt. Now that I have retired I can do both to my hearts content!

  • Elaine C.
    September 11, 2014

    I quilt to keep my family warm. Now and when I am no longer here. Each stitch is a prayer for their health, safety, and happiness. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • DONNA
    September 11, 2014

    I’ve sewn since I was 10 years old. Almost 40 years later got a new machine and ventured into the quilting world. Enjoy every step of the process and consider it my therapy! Probably cheaper than therapy, but that might be questionable when I inventory my stash! The creative outlet is what I look forward to after a long day at work and the blogging community feeds my passion!

  • Ramona
    September 11, 2014

    I am not an expert, but I love to quilt I don’t make heirlooms, but I love to give my quilts to family and friends.

  • Linda Satkowski
    September 11, 2014

    I quilt to relax, to “get away from it all”. I’ve been quilting since 1976 and do have the first quilt I made! Still like it.
    Love the preview of the “Column quilt book” and it is making me want to do one of these. Our guild chapter is making lap quilts for vets to give to the local Veteran’s Hospital, and I think I’ll try a small column quilt.

  • Ruth Todd
    September 11, 2014

    I tried to quilt in the past but stopped after one failed attempt, deeming myself unteachable. Then when I married by husband Jason, his mom (an amazing quilter) encouraged me to try… even if just one time. So I made a baby quilt for my sister-in-law and then a lap quilt for myself and then made several blocks using different patterns for each… and well… now I’m hooked. I love quilting and I think with continued practice, an open mind, and an open heart… one day I might be as good as my mother-in-law.

  • Tracey
    September 11, 2014

    Thank you Nancy Z. for another wonderful book and tv series. I can’t wait to try the heartbeat pattern. As always you provide inspiration for beginners to expert quilters alike!

  • patty
    September 11, 2014

    I quilt because it is something I am good at and it has provided me opportunities to meet many people including rock stars.

  • Linda
    September 11, 2014

    I love to quilt–I love the colors , patterns and the joy of making it all come together—I have always sewed and I have always been around quilting—I was so lucky…..I can’t wait to get and sew some quilts from your new book….Thanks for the chance to win a great prize…

  • Karen Nelson
    September 11, 2014

    Why I quilt:

    Quilting for me is a creative outlet. There is such joy in assembling fabrics to bring my ideas to life. I strive to improve my skills with every design, color choice and stitch.

    Hey! And my quilt art is huggable! You get beauty, fun and comfort all together.

    Quilting projects of all kinds bring joy and comfort to those blessed to receive them.

    Quilting is a great way to love one another.

    Why I quilt: to bless others.

  • Bernadette
    September 11, 2014

    I’ve just begun to quilt, though I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember. I’ve met such wonderful people who are absolutely joyful about sharing their knowledge! What a warm, creative community!

  • Susan Paxton
    September 11, 2014

    I have been a sewist all my life. My grandmother was a professional seamstress and I acquired the love of fabric and sewing from her. I used to sew all my clothes as well as my sisters, my children, and even their children. I have always spent a lot of time in fabric and quilt shops. When I retired in 2010 I decided I wanted to start piece quilting. I had done a lot of tie and single fabric quilting but had not really pieced a quilt. I try to make at least 4-5 quilts a year, allowing me to make sure everyone in my family has at least one quilt that I made for them. My 30 year old sewing machine has been throwing fits so a new machine is in order but alas, retirement money doesn’t stretch far enough to be able to budget one in. Thanks for the chance to win. I truly would be pleased with any one of these fantastic prizes.

  • Marjory W.
    September 11, 2014

    I first fell in love with the fabrics in a quilting shop, and began quilting from there. My favorite quilting experiences were making quilts for two grandsons with their two older girl cousins helping and learning. We had such fun and it was a great teaching experience, too.

  • Jean
    September 11, 2014

    I started making doll clothes before I started school in 1942 and I have been sewing ever since. I have done alterations- up to a wedding dress. I love to sew. I have been collecting embroidery designs to quilt, but have not even attempted to do any yet. I have been watching Nancy for years on LPB and have learned a lot. Now is the time to start learning by trying to quilt something. This is my next goal. Hopefully I have time to before my time is up. Thanks for all of your help in showing how to do all kinds of sewing with your programs.

  • Vicki R.
    September 11, 2014

    I’ve completed two quilts and have plans to start more. I like the creating process and I’m working on the completing end of it. I really like the large pieces in this new book. I may be able to finish more quilts more quickly.

  • KATHIE
    September 11, 2014

    watch your show at 6 am in my area. making perfect circle appliques is my new obsession. so many options with this technique in quilt patterns. Love it!

  • Kathie L
    September 11, 2014

    I’d love any prize, from big to small. I like the idea of your column quilts. Easy to put together. Thanks.

  • Cathy Luff
    September 11, 2014

    This may be your best series ever! The quilts are fun, easy, and beautiful.

  • Joyce
    September 12, 2014

    I love to plan to mix exciting colors and fabrics together to make a one of a kind quilt.

  • Barbara Palmatier
    September 12, 2014

    I like to quilt to give away to other people in need. I just love these column quilts you keep coming up with . You make it so easy and fast. It is fun to see what you will think of next.

  • SueZ
    September 12, 2014

    Would love to try a column quilt — not too fussy matching points. Simple, but yet use my creativity!

  • Diana Knight
    September 12, 2014

    I have always enjoyed sewing, but LOVED the beautiful quilts I would see. I’ve been quilting for 20+ years and am still not tired of it. It allows me to give of myself to others, not only in the quilts but in sharing what I’ve learned with other ladies who want to learn. It’s also given me the opportunity to meet such wonderful, giving women! I love it!

  • Mrs. T
    September 12, 2014

    I have made only a few very simple quilts in my time, but I would love to learn more. We have a very nice quilt shop in our town, and two of my friends (one is 84!) spend lots of time there. Right now my life is very busy with eldercare, but when things eventually slow down, I would like to get into quilting much more. I love to give handmade gifts to my family so that they will have something to keep, pass down, and remember.

  • Piper Lane
    September 12, 2014

    Hi,
    My 11 year old stepdaughter and I have decided to start quilting together as a way to become closer. We are both very much beginners and eager to learn as much as we can with what resources we have.
    Thank you for the generous opportunity! 🙂

  • Piper Lane
    September 12, 2014

    Hi,
    My 11 year old stepdaughter and I decided that quilting and sewing would be a good way for us to become closer. It’s not been easy for us, but we are both working hard to change that. Being both beginners in sewing and quilting we can certainly use as much knowledge, and help available to us. Thank you for the generous opportunity. 🙂

  • Lizzie
    September 12, 2014

    I quilt to create, to be apart of my mother’s tradition, to be part of a larger community, to give back, to share. I love these column designs of yours!

  • Blair
    September 12, 2014

    I have only been quilting for a couple of years and LOVE making baby quilts for new little bundles of joy entering this world. I think its a little something special to give as gift. My skills are steadily improving with every quilt.

  • dee
    September 12, 2014

    I have quilting for about 2 years. I am very interested in Modern Quilting. I cannot read your latest book about quilting in columns. Hope to make one of these quilts soon!

  • Nona
    September 12, 2014

    I love all types of sewing but quilting is my favorite. I enjoy learning new things with each project I work on.

  • Audre Gaer
    September 12, 2014

    The quilts in your new book, Quick Column Quilts, are just beautiful. I have made one king size quilt and three wall quilts but I don’t consider myself a quilter. This book may convert me. LOL

  • Emily
    September 12, 2014

    I quilt because I love to buy beautiful fabric. You have to do something with it, right? I also grew up with my mom watching Nancy on PBS!

  • Mary Baker
    September 12, 2014

    Wow, what a give away! Love the book and projects. Quilting is soul food for me and what a way to say “I love you” than handmade gifts!

  • Mom C
    September 12, 2014

    I grew up sewing and loved it but didn’t find my true joy until I starting piecing and FMQ quilts. I never feel so free as when I’m in my sewing room creating. I also love being able to give something of myself away to others. Especially something that will be used, loved and valued. Thanks.

  • Barbara Myrick
    September 12, 2014

    It used to be cheaper than therapy! It’s relaxing, creative, and rewarding when I master a new technique.

  • Angela
    September 12, 2014

    I’m a beginning quilter but longtime sewer. I love the creative freedom that comes with quilting. You choose the patterns and colors and how they go together. Can’t wait to watch your new series!

  • Christine
    September 12, 2014

    I am going to my first quilting retreat the first week of November to give quilting a try. I love to sew clothing and accessories. Quilting will be a new challenge for me.

  • MJ Bliss
    September 12, 2014

    Quilting is my escape. I can shut off my mind and concentrate on my sewing. The result is something beautiful and useful, so my escape has been productive as well as calming.

  • Bonnie Isaacson
    September 12, 2014

    I started sewing when I was in high school. When I got married, I sewed a lot of clothes for my children and myself. Then, I decided to try out quilting by doing a sampler quilt and I got hooked. When I would get home from working, quilting was a very relaxing time for me. I just retired and am looking forward to doing a lot of sewing. I DVR your show and watch it when I am sewing. Most of the time, I don’t get a lot of sewing done while it is on because I am too busy watching. I am a self taught quilter, so I have appreciated all the helpful information I have gotten from your show. Thanks.

  • Teresa G
    September 12, 2014

    About a year ago I decided I wanted to get back into sewing and wanted to make quilts. Fast forward to now and I got my sister back into sewing; it’s been great spending time with her.

  • Britt Wills
    September 13, 2014

    I love to quilt as a way to express my creativity and love

  • Jeanne R.
    September 13, 2014

    I’ve sewn since I was in my teens. My greatest accomplishment was my wedding dress. Over the past five years, I’ve really enjoyed quilting to share as memories with family and friends … and I also teach sewing and quilting. I am inspired daily to “push” myself further … and these blogs have taken me even further with potential to include other creative modes (i.e. embroidery). Thanks for all you do for us …

  • Nancy Hilderbrand
    September 13, 2014

    I quit sewing and quilting when I was 30 because of bad health but have decided I’m still here so I have to start all over again at 61. Thank you for your great sewing videos over the years and a chance to win.

  • Barbara Williams
    September 13, 2014

    These patterns look so fun. I have my fabric ready and am going to start cutting this afternoon.

  • MeeraC
    September 13, 2014

    What a great addition to modern quilting! I love the bright colors and the geometric look.

  • Cathy Plomos
    September 13, 2014

    Quilting gives me some much needed ME time. Peace and quite and solitude.

  • Veronika
    September 13, 2014

    I drool over quilts and fabrics but have yet to make one! But I have booing dreams, I love that I can potentially create something so big and warm!

  • Sandra DalSanto
    September 13, 2014

    I love to piece quilts but have vision problems. The Quick Column Quilt is perfect for me! It seems very forgiving in its construction. I can’t wait to try one.

  • Alice
    September 13, 2014

    I want to learn because quilts are beautiful to look at plus they can keep us warm.

  • Gail Whitaker
    September 13, 2014

    I have sewn off and on for 50 years (started in home ec.). Now that I am retired I want to do more quilting with more intricate ideas. I find great pleasure in the achievement when I am done. I love giving them as gifts too. My mother is my influence as she sewed for many many years and she taught me along with home ec. I even began sewing on her Singer treadle machine.

  • Barb in MI
    September 13, 2014

    I have been looking for some new ideas for charity quilts in 3 x 4 ft size – and just love your column quilts book! Thanks so much!

  • Cynthia Davis
    September 13, 2014

    I have a 20 something year old Brother Machine. I’ve only seen a little . I did make a small quilt. Love your show. Someday my sewing will get better. I feel a lot relaxed sewing.

  • Cynthia Davis
    September 13, 2014

    Love your show. I have done this 3 times and don’t know if is going through.

  • Renee F
    September 13, 2014

    I’m just learning how to quilt from my sister, Teresa, she is very patient with me. She had a Baby Lock and absolutely loves it so it sure would be great to win one!

  • Bonnie P
    September 13, 2014

    I love these quilts. I’m new to quilting but finding time is hard. This will be another book and CD I’m purchasing to someday make. I told my husband I HAVE to retire so I can begin sewing again. Wish me luck.

  • Shannon
    September 13, 2014

    I quilt to carve out a little bit of time for myself in between the other roles in my life – high school teacher, small scale poultry and veggie farmer, and mama to three busy little ladies. I started in 2005 as a result of pregnancy insomnia and never looked back!

  • Norma Hanson
    September 13, 2014

    I have been quilting for years. I love watching your shows while I quilt.

  • Kylie C
    September 13, 2014

    I quilt because some of my most vivid memories of childhood involve my mother and great-grandmother making quilts or using the quilts that they made. It connects me to them and the love of quilting must just be in my blood.

  • Karin
    September 13, 2014

    I love the colors and textures of quilting and the creative outlet it provides. I have quilts in every room of our house – they decorate walls, tables, and beds. I like to give quilts, share quilting ideas, and try new techniques.

  • Amber Niemi
    September 13, 2014

    I quilt for many reasons…1st off is because I love it! I love to make quilts for my daughters (& they are also getting interested in quilting). Quilting is my stress relief & I never get tired of doing it! It’s always exciting! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaways!

  • Amorette
    September 13, 2014

    I quilt for me time, selfish sewing, non mom time!

  • Ann
    September 13, 2014

    Quilting satisfies my need to make and my love of fabric. I really like the heartbeat quilt such a great modern look.

  • amy tull
    September 13, 2014

    I love quilting because it allows me to express myself creatively and flex my brain muscles with the quilt math. Gifting something handmade is awesome.

  • Kimberly Baird
    September 14, 2014

    Quilting makes my heart happy. I grew up sewing with my grandmother – even going to a monthly quilting bee with her. I took many years out to raise my kiddo and she’s off to college and I’m remarried and pulled out the sewing machine to play. I’m a quick study – I already have about 6 different projects going which seems to be the norm with quilters.

  • Sue
    September 14, 2014

    I have sewn since high school, mostly clothes and home decor, made quilts for my children 30 years ago, then 2 years ago I discovered quilting blogs and the beautiful fabrics now available and haven’t stopped since! Definitely my chosen therapy!!

  • Laura Lynch
    September 14, 2014

    Hi Nancy! Love your shows on PBS . . . though I love the fact that I can watch online too . . . since sometimes your show is on way past my bedtime :o) So thanks for making your shows available. I learned to quilt by taking a class at a local quilt shop about 30 years ago. The Log Cabin Quilt in a Day was the first quilt pattern I made. Rotary cutters & mats were not yet invented . . . I’ve feeling a bit seasoned :o) . . . not old, just seasoned! I was really excited about quilting because of the color! I love color & fabric was a great way to “play”. Thank you Nancy for all the inspiration you have give to me & others over the years!

  • Carolyn Howland
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt because it is a creative outlet for me. I love the feel of fabric and the joy of creating something of beauty to share with friends and family. I guess you could say that quilting is in my blood, both my grandmothers quilted as did my mother.

  • Margaret Smith
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt for my enjoyment and to leave a small piece of myself for loved ones.

  • Judy Shrable
    September 14, 2014

    I love to make baby quilts for my family & friends! Love to see them used & well lived!!
    I plan my Saturdays around Sewing With Nancy!!

  • Penny
    September 14, 2014

    Why do I quilt? I have always felt the need to express myself artistically and fabric is the only medium with which I feel comfortable.

  • Penny
    September 14, 2014

    I have always felt the need to express myself artistically and the only medium with which I feel comfortable is fabric

  • Lori
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt for those I love! Quilting is my dopamine!

  • Paula
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt because it’s in my genes and I love it.

  • Susan Lamb
    September 14, 2014

    Thank you do much for the awesome ideas! I have a baby girl quilt to make soon and this gives me so many ideas! I just got I to quilting and have my first quilt entered in the State Fair. Wish me luck!

  • Susan Lamb
    September 14, 2014

    Thank you so much for all the awesome ideas! These blogposts gave me a great idea for a baby quilt I will be making in the near future. I have just dabbled I. Quilting for years but have just entered a quilt in the State Fair for the first time. Wish me luck!

  • Sheila Stepp
    September 14, 2014

    When my children were young I quilted out of necessity. I now quilt it because I love to quilt. It is fun to gather fabrics of many colors to create a wonderful, functional piece of art.

  • Brenda
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt because I like playing with fabric. Congratulations on the book and thanks for the chance to win.

  • Doris
    September 14, 2014

    When a gift is made by you to give to others, such as a quilt, is special. Watching the quilt come together can give you a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

  • Phyliss Jaffe
    September 14, 2014

    I started quilting reading knitters blogs who also quilted. The delicious prints. Six years later I have a fabric stash as big as my yarn stash. I love quilting for the creative possibilities, learning cool tricks and the comradery(sp?)

  • Ana Earl
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt because I enjoy to sew. Now that I have grandkids there is always a quilt in the works as they grow older. I see a new tote bag using the columns design!

  • Linda Sparks
    September 14, 2014

    Looks like a lot of great quilting ideas!

  • Sandra B
    September 14, 2014

    The quilts look beautiful and easy to complete. Yes, I can see them made into tote bags (Lazy Girl Designs), wall hangings, and place mats for me.Thanks

  • Denny
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt because it is an expression of art for me. It is something that I can make myself. It will be around for years to come.

  • Dorothy
    September 14, 2014

    I love to create projects for special people in my life. I watch Sewing with Nancy for inspirations. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Margaret Graham
    September 14, 2014

    Nancy, your books and patterns are the best on the web and written so well that it is easy to follow the patterns and even create from them for many projects. You are a sewing treasure!

  • Alena Mccrum
    September 14, 2014

    My grandmother quilted before I knew her but I have two of her quilts. She inspired me and at age 15 I started sewing. I am the only one in a large family who does. I now have 14 grandkids and many many quilts to make.

  • Karen
    September 14, 2014

    I began sewing at age 11, exactly 50 years ago this month, when I started 7th grade. I only began quilting about 7 years ago, when I joined a chapter of Quilts for Kids. I initially began quilting to donate quilts to sick children, but found myself among a great many talented, skilled, and warm quilters who inspired my creativity. Now I quilt for so many reasons, but all revolve around expressing myself through color and fabric. I have found, like so many others, that quilting is addictive!

  • Dorothy
    September 14, 2014

    This new book looks like a fun and easy way to get a new quilt. I love quilting and being in contact with other quilters.

  • Mary S
    September 14, 2014

    What a neat ideas from Lazy Girl Designs, using your column quilts to make Bags. I like small quilts so doll quilts come to mind. Have a few little girls that will love to have them.

  • Sandee Scofield
    September 14, 2014

    The only craft I love more than quilting is to turn alot of my blocks into purses. I meet every Tuesday with a 86 year old lady to sew.

  • cherie lovell
    September 14, 2014

    I would love to quilt more, i think the column technique would help me do that!

  • Margie V.
    September 14, 2014

    I love to quilt altho just really a beginner- I love to try fabrics with different prints and colors and mix them in my mind-sewing and quilting are my therapy and take me away for hours !

  • Garm
    September 14, 2014

    I haven’t started to quilt yet. I’m in the acquiring magazines and books phase! lol I sewed garments for years for my children but now that they’re older not so much. But I still have quite the stash! So I thought a great way to enjoy my fabric collection would be to learn to quilt.

  • MarI makela Brown
    September 14, 2014

    I’ve been quilting for about 30 years…and I quilt because I usually give the quilts to friends and family. I enjoy the serenity of quilting, and while I am making a quilt, it gives me the time to think about the person I am making it for, and remember all of the moments we shared. It also gives me time to pray for that particular person, and all of the blessings in my life. I make Quilts for Kids, and want to start making Quilts of Valor. Mom (87) and I hand quilt many of my quilts together… Thank you, Nancy, for your inspiration and talent…

  • Kaye Green
    September 14, 2014

    Just saw your episode on PBS on Tumbling Tumblers and fell in love with your versions of line quilts. The modern feel is very attractive and fun at the same time. I am buying your book right now,

  • Peachie12
    September 14, 2014

    I’ve sewn for years and I’m just getting into quilting. I always thought it would take up too much time so I never tried it until recently. I saw a pattern for a seaside quilt that I fell in love with so now I have all the time in the world to make a quilt. 🙂 Looking forward to making lots of them.

  • Irene
    September 14, 2014

    I have been quilting 3 years and I just joined a Modern Quilt Guild as I have no clue, Quick Column Quilts would be a great help. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Ann Bailey
    September 14, 2014

    I’m a fairly new quilter, and I realized I just love the artistic creativity of putting just the right fabrics together in the right pattern – just like a painter puts the right paints to the right canvas. Inspiring!

  • deb robertson
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt because when I sew, the pieces in my head fall back into place. It’s like meditation for me, while my hands are busy my mind becomes still.

  • Kathy
    September 14, 2014

    I try to quilt every day and so do enjoy it. Your new book looks great thanks for the opportunity.

  • Carol
    September 14, 2014

    What a fun giveaway. I quilt because it calms me. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. It gives me a chance to be creative. And it gives me a chance to learn new things. Thanks!

  • Nicole Sender
    September 14, 2014

    I quilt to create something that will provide warmth and a sense of caring. I can’t think of a better way to say, “I care!” Quilting gives the sewer a world without boundaries to enjoy. No quilt is the same. I like the column quilts.

  • Margaret
    September 15, 2014

    have only just found your blog, have been missing out on so much but now will get it all in my in box, have been quilting for 2 years so still very much a baby having come from the embroidery route.

  • Rebecca Brewer
    September 15, 2014

    My sewing machine is a little dusty and now that my kids are big enough to keep fingers out of the way, I’m anxious to see if I remember how to do anything with it. I’ve been looking at basic quilt patterns and am summoning up the courage to try one.

  • Sonia Harris
    September 15, 2014

    Last week I attended my first quilt show and immediately joined a group of ladies who ‘quilt to give’. I am new to traditional quilting and is inspired by all things.

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  • Diana A.
    September 15, 2014

    I’m a newbie quilter and am enjoying learning new techniques. Funny that the name of “Heartbeat” column quilt strikes a familiar chord with me, since my Father just had open heart surgery, I’ve been taking my sewing machine to his home as I help in his recuperation and spend the idle time sewing away. This new book will definitely be in my arsenal, with the heartbeat quilt first on my to do list! Thank you, Nancy!!

  • Linda King
    September 15, 2014

    I have been learning Machine Emb. & Quilting since 2009, I love it, quilting relaxes me, its a stress reliever, I am disabled, & its getting harder for me to lift my machine & take it to classes, as the drs. really dont want me lifting because of spine problems. It has taken me a while to learn how to cut strips without the waves, I love learning new techniques. I also quilt for veterans, hospice & for the ones that have alzheimers, I belong to a local quilt group, we are always making chairity quilts for those that need comfort. I love the quilts in your book, the colors are amazing, i am still learning about color & value in a quilt, the modern quilts have peaked an interest. You make things so easy for me to understand Nancy, I do appreciate all that you do, thank you for giving me a chance to win.
    Linda King

  • Bonnie R
    September 15, 2014

    I’m new to quilting but I really like the finished product – what a work of love! My next project is a quilt for my mom, using dress shirts from her dad who passed away in March. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Melanie C
    September 15, 2014

    I’ve been quilting for about 10 years and I love it! I’m currently working on new bed quilts for kids.

  • Ali Childs
    September 15, 2014

    Although both sets of grandmothers and my own mother are master quilters, I have never done a full quilt all by myself. I know basic technique but the thought of jumping into one alone is sort of scary. I would love to have a little more confidence in my quilting. 🙂

  • Marti Taylor
    September 15, 2014

    I didn’t know that a quilt was different from a store bought blanket until I was in college. A good friend had a quilt her grandmother made for her and each fabric represented something important about my friend and told the story of her personality. After I had my children I had the urge to create and knew I wanted to make something meaningful, like my friends quilt, for my daughters. I’ve just started quilting about a year so I am still learning but I already love it!

  • Rani Self
    September 15, 2014

    I learned to sew almost 40 years ago when I was 8. I’ve mostly sewn apparel and costumes that time. I’m definitely a newbie quilter and love all the gorgeous quilting fabrics out there. I’m looking forward to finally making some quilts and using my stash!

  • Lauren
    September 15, 2014

    Hi!! Your new book looks great! I can’t wait to check out your series online! I started quilting almost two years ago. I made a I spy book for my then 1year old. While researching how to sew the book I saw a baby quilt I loved in a book. I decided to try to make that next having never touched a sewing machine before! Anyway, I did it and have been hooked ever since!! I love making quilts for my daughter and friends!! I love the creativity and the way it relaxes me!! Thank you!!!

  • Marilyn
    September 15, 2014

    I have always loved sewing. A few years ago I started making bags. Now I make quilts. Love your book on modern quilts.

  • Gina H.
    September 15, 2014

    I started quilting just a year ago on a very simple project and fell in love! I’m excited for your book since I am still a beginner. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

  • beatriz_souza
    September 15, 2014

    i love to keep my hands busy, and away from the computer keyboard, for at least one hour yesterday. i’m into paper quilting, but maybe it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and dive into fabric quilting!

  • Jennifer Daly
    September 15, 2014

    I am a quilting novice. I eat, sleep and breathe quilting ideas. I love color and shapes and textures. This book is so intriguing! The show on PBS have been so inspiring. Thank you, Nancy!

  • Phyllis Ginder
    September 15, 2014

    I am learning to quilt by reading blogs and watching online videos. It is so much fun….even the flub ups because they make me laugh at myself. This is a fabulous give away, thanks for the chance to win.

  • JudiCushing
    September 15, 2014

    I have been sewing all my life but mostly since I was laid off from my job 5 yrs ago. I have never completed a quilt but I do have a dozen completed squares just waiting fo learn “how to”. I learned sew much from Nancy’s show when it was on a couple years ago, sadly it is no longer airing in our area :o(

  • Sandy Tyson
    September 15, 2014

    Although I’ve been sewing all my life, I’m a relative newbie to patchwork quilting — perhaps 5 years now. I love the creative process, seeing the pieces come together like artwork! I’m completely hooked!
    Thanks for the chance to win! Either way, I hope to get my hands on your new book! I’ve really enjoyed the bloghop!

  • Gina Conti
    September 15, 2014

    I restarted my sewing machine last year (after MANY years) to learn quilting. I found there is a vibrant community of sewists – and I am excited to become part of it! I would love to win an updated machine – or any of the other prizes! Watching Nancy on TV is a RELAXING and informative experience. Thanks for being there, Nancy.

  • Michelle Jude
    September 15, 2014

    I love to sew but I would love to learn to quilt. My husband got diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer a year ago and we are still fighting this. He has to go everyweek for treatments and they will be over in January. I would like to make him a quilt to celebrate the end of his treatments.

  • Karen
    September 15, 2014

    My first 2 quilts took 12 and 15 years respectively to complete. I revisited quilting last year and now have over a dozen completed. I am so fascinated with quilting. So very fascinated. Love the blogs and the community. Love the fabrics and the patterns.
    Thanks for this give away. Thanks so much.

  • auschick
    September 15, 2014

    Quilts make such wonderful, unique, thoughtful and practical gifts – I’d love to learn how to do it!

  • Jan
    September 15, 2014

    I quilt for my family. Your new book looks super fun and totally modern.

  • Joyce
    September 15, 2014

    I love to Quilt small projects a vest or a purse.Lets me get my creative juices going without investing a large ant of time

  • Alexandria
    September 15, 2014

    I began quilting to give me something to channel my anxiety into. I have a little machine that my husband got me second hand, and once i get better im hoping to expand what i am able to do! i love the learning process, that there has to be technicality along with creativity makes it so fulfilling!

  • Ella
    September 15, 2014

    I quilt because there is something powerful about creating…and even more powerful about giving that creation to someone.

  • Cindy h
    September 15, 2014

    How. Much. Fun!!!
    So inspiring

  • Diane
    September 15, 2014

    I am still a beginner but am having fun learning how to make quilts. It stretches my creativity and is a wonderful outlet from stressful days of work. I love giving my quilts and projects to friends and family. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  • Robbin Jensen
    September 15, 2014

    I love to quilt because I’m obsessed with color and patterns. I like making things that are beautiful and useful and do something good for someone else.

  • Mel Nowlan
    September 16, 2014

    I quilt so my family can wrap themselves in the quilts I make and know that they are loved by me. I hope my quilts give reassurance, love and comfort to them.

  • Mary S
    September 16, 2014

    I was wondering how many times one had to send you a comment from this blog tour. Interesting to see what others are making from your new book.

  • Donna Anderson
    September 16, 2014

    I learned to love sewing on the lap of my Grandma while she worked a treadle…..the last thing she ever gave me that she made for me was a Lone Star Quilt….I have finally found a method I think I dare to try….lol and the colors I want to use….Quilting is my “therapy”…..Go “touch fabric” works every time

  • Kathy B
    September 16, 2014

    Quilting is a therapy to me. It keeps my mind and hands busy with creating. There is always something new to learn. I love the feel of working with fabrics. I can use the same pattern with different colors of fabric and they will look totally different! It’s a great feeling to make something from start to finish!