Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sneak Peek and a chance to win....

We have two new pattern booklets coming out just in time for Quilt Market. The quilts are absolutely beautiful and filled with color! This first quilt is named Trade Winds and the second one is Fireworks. Each booklet includes a section on choosing color and each one also has suggestions for other colorways and smaller projects. Be sure to look for ordering information next week.





For a chance to win one of 3 sets of autograhed copies, leave a comment telling us the title of your favorite Possibilities' book. There are over 70 to choose from and if you need a refresher you can see them all here. Also, don't forget the kid's sewing books.

A few simple rules:

  • Please leave only one comment per person.
  • Make sure to include your blog or email contact so we can let you know if you've won.
  • If you post anonymously, we may not be able to contact you, so please check for the winners on May 13, 2009.
  • Winners will be chosen at random using the random.org interger generator.
  • Winners will be posted on May 13, 2009.

To post a comment to most blogs, just click the "comments" link at the end of the post. For example, when I just looked at our blog it said "48 comments". Clicking on that link takes you to a new page where you can read all of the comments, and post your own.

Good Luck,

Lynda and Nancy



123 comments:

Louise said...

I confess, I am new to possibilities books and I only have one. It is "super simple fat quarter quilts". I am currently trying my first quilt from it. I picked the book because I loved the patterns I saw there. email is redwee@hotmail.com

ytsmom said...

Positively Pineapples. There are so many neat patterns in this book. Plus I got the ruler to go with.

Leslie said...

PS I love you I or II (I can't remember!) for the pinwheel quilt. And the Christmas Pickle. You are awesome!

Denny1600 said...

I love Super Simple Strips. It's great! Such wonder inspiration!

Denny
denny1600(at)gmail.com

CindyZ said...

It's Christmas Pickle and Welcome to My Cabin for me!! Thanks for such great patterns and books!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Time for a Chain and Time for a Chain II. I love the Irish Chain quilts and loved the books.
Donna

Ann said...

My favorite is PS I Love you. I have made several out of this book and enjoyed the process. The kids love the quilts.

amerchero1@aol.com

della said...

My favorite is PostCard Quilts - great pictures and instructions to make something fast and impressive!

Deb

ddr1952@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I always look at the Pickle Xmas book (I'm not quite sure of the name)The green colors look interesting!
Karin :)
in NY

Carrie P. said...

My favorite book is Super Simple Strips. I have actually taught a class from this book.

Anya said...

The Kids' Sewing book is great. Thanks for the chance.

Bonnie said...

My favorite possibilities book is House Warmers. I have several others too, and enjoy them all. email rahnd@mchsi.com

Rita said...

My favorite is Wildflower Sampler. I love the quilt on the cover. I'm going to make the Mountain Sunrise blocks as pillows to go with the quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite Possiblities book is Super Simple Strips.

AbbyKat said...

I have quite a few Possibilites books with more on my wish list. Top of that list is The Art of Stitching on Metal, something I have been wanting to try but have held back because I don't know enough about it!

lov2quilt said...

My favorite is your Pinapple book, Positively Pineapples. I have made two and have one in progress. Thanks for a chance to win.

Junebug said...

I have two favorites - Positively Pineapples and Toppers. Both have been the basis for Christmas gifts that have been loved.

Anonymous said...

I like any of the Possibilties books. e-mailszil949@yahoo.com Thanks Sandi

Leslie said...

Home for the Harvest, my go to book for fall and traditional quilts as housewarming gifts.

Anonymous said...

My favorite today ( can change from week to week) PS I love you two. I love how cute and easy quick these are.
drhodes9@cox.net

The Winn's said...

I have two favorites. I love Home for the Holidays and Wildflower Sampler. I love you all at the GAQF and wish I still lived in Denver so I could visit more (every week, or more)!

Katie Winn

Cindy said...

Friends Forever is my favorite from the Possibilities books.
Cindy
heartwriter127@yahoo.com

Shantelle said...

Super Simple Squares is my absolute favorite Possibilites book, with Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts a close second. I have made so many quilts from these two books. They versatility of the patterns is wonderful! I also love the tips on how to use up extra squares by making interesting backings or matching pillows or pillowcases.

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, I must say that I love the Forever Friends! I just finished a quilt usin the hoochy borders I made in Mary Lou Weidman's Asilomar Class....in fact, you both, Nancy and Marilyn, were in that class and sat close to me. Such talent in the room!! I had not used the borders for anything until recently and did your August calendar girl, (blown up 200%) for the actual quilt. It is currently posted on Mary Lou's site, August 23,2009 blog, if you wish to see it. Thank you both for great patterns, designs and inspirations. Smiles, Lynn

Carol said...

I have the three books in the PS I Love You series. I can't say I love one more than the others. I bought them when my daughter was young and I keep going back to them each time I need another baby quilt. Any chance for a 4th?
Carol in NJ
clt215@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I have all of P.S. I love series and I just love them. I love making Quilts for my three grandsons from them.

Infinity Quilter said...

My favorites are Seasonal Delights and the P.S. I Love Yous.

kathy said...

My favorite book by Possibilities is the Positively Pineapples. I have made quilts, place mats and wall hangings and used inspirations of other designs to assemble my "take" of the quilt. I even taught a couple classes to my local guild and they all bought rulers so they could get a great block too. The 2nd pineapple book is ok, but not my favorite. But surprise me with book #3. Kathy

DeLaine said...

My first Possibilites book and favorite is Wildflower Sampler. It just reminds me of Colorado. The quilt is absolutly beautiful!
drakezoey@msn.com

eimay said...

The minute I saw Fiesta, I knew it was my kind of quilt. I work at a quilt shop in Sharonville, Ohio. I put a sign on our first copy that said, New Class, Sign Up Now, Date and Time to be announced. The shop owner talked a fellow quilter into teaching the class. It was an immediate hit. Our "group" is exploring similar patterns you create for our next "class". Your sneak peak may be the next!! Thanks for color fun quilts. From eimay@aol.com

Karen said...

P.S. I Love You is one of my all time favorites. I really enjoy making baby quilts.

Michele said...

I think that "Time for a chain" is my favorite, although I also like PS I love you TOO very muc

Kraftykathy said...

I love the Home for the Harvest book with the Halloween characters. I make placemats for my neice's kids, they love getting them out every year.

coffeechris said...

Those quilts are beautiful! The new pattern booklets look amazing. My two favorite is P.S.I love you and Home for the Harvest.

Judy said...

My favorite Possibilities book has to be BEST OF SEWING MACHINE FUN. Since I teach a middle school sewing class of 6th-8th grade girls and boys, the book has been invaluable in helping to guide the class in beginning sewing. The activities in the book have really helped the kids to gain confidence in using the classroom machines, and attempting the projects that they have worked on.
With the "jump start" that the BEST OF SEWING MACHINE FUN has given to my students, they have been able to design and make quilts. They have taken the quilts on their annual mission trips to Juarez and on our Ministry in Motion trips to inner city Denver underserved children and elderly adults.

Ruth B said...

My favorite is Divide & Conquer. I love the techniques shown and of course the cover quilt!

mamagoose said...

Positively Pineapples for me :) LOVE IT!

Lesley Gosselin

Kari said...

Fireworks is gorgeous. Is it paper pieced? One of my favorites is Home for the Holidays. I even took one of your classes on the stockings to work on my applique skills. The range of projects is perfect for me as some are quick and some are more elaborate.

Anonymous said...

I have a copy of Hearts aplenty. I have made a few of these patterns. I wish I had more time to plat with them. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing the pineapple one.

Pam said...

hmm. i have at least 14.. love them all.. the color pics and directions.. are great!

judyandmartyn said...

Definitely Red Hot Attitude !!!!!!!
I just love the playfullness of this book. Judy C in NC
judyandmartyn@nc.rr.com

free indeed said...

I haven't read any of these books; I don't buy many. But the Floor quilts one is something I'd like to try.

DebG said...

Love the new patterns! I have several of your books and love all of them.

Kathie W said...

My favorites are Toppers, Christmas Pickle, and Cabin In the Woods. The patterns are great. You just keep going. Kathie
(kweather78@aol.com)

Kathie W said...

My favorites are Toppers, Christmas Pickle, and Cabin in the Woods. You guys just keep going. Kathie W

Anonymous said...

There are so many "Possibilities". However, today I would have to pick "Christmas Pickle" and "More Joy to the World". I love all your books and patterns. Thanks for all you do.
e-mail: jaclyn.mcewen@gmail.com

Eleana said...

I love, love your patterns and books! The one I am currently getting ready to start working on is Positively Pineapple, i have the ruler and almost set to GO! This will be my summer project!

Diane said...

I love "Seasonal Delights"--I'm planning to make the Halloween quilt once I gather the perfect fabrics.

digobrown@yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

Love them all but I especially like Positively Pineapples. thanks for the chance to win

cyndi said...

I love those two new patterns, the colors are great. I think my favorite Possibilities book is PS I love you 2 and 3. But i also have several friends expecting this year so there may be some bias.
Cyndi
stuckonstitchen@msn.com

Kerrie said...

My favorite book is the Favorite Quilts Fast & Fun. I've made a couple quilts from this already.

Second one would probably be Positively Pineapple....

biokerristry@hotmail.com

Robin C said...

Bedwarmers is probably my favorite. I just love the whole idea of it.

NancyP said...

I agree with Ashley on Home for the Harvest!! But these new books look very cool and could easily be a new fav!!

Nancy Parker!!

Anonymous said...

Love em all! I have about 8 or 10 and it is so hard to choose just one. Keep up the wonderful work and I'll keep buying!
email is audrey@denverconsistory.org

Pola said...

I love your books. I made a quilt for my daughter from Super Simple Quarter Quilts that is very special...since she was "off to college". She loved it!!!

pmetz@speedstacks.com

Jill said...

My favorite book is More Joy to the World. I have several pattern in the book I want to make and have the fabric ready for Juniper and Pine.

Brenda said...

Wildflower Sampler is my favorite book to date but I do love the Christmas Pickle pattern in Home for the Holidays.

Brenda
bjstultz99 at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite Possibilities book is "Deck the Halls" because there is a really cute girl named Kim on page 28 and 29. :) I think that she has done some hand modeling reciently for the clay button and paintsticks tutorials!
Kim :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I meant recently.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to quilting and like the idea of fat quarters so mine is "Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts". The next one I want to try is the wildflower one. Email address is dmcm11@peoplepc.com

diane

Anonymous said...

How beautiful quilts we can all look forward to in the new booklet. Fantastic fabrics used, wonderful patterns.You are just so clever. Thank you.
About my favourite book so far it is : PS I love you Four. It contains so many nice and easy patterns both for quilts but also for accesories.
But the Postcard book is an unvaluable ressource as well. Hard to choose. Christmas Pickle is also a favourite of mine.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us.
Fondly Monica -Spain

Anonymous said...

Hi Friends
Oh my - I´m looking forward to your new booklet. It looks as if it contains some beautiful batik quilts made in a wonderful design.
My favourite book is hard to choose. I love the : PS I love you Four. But also the postcard book is unvaluable. As well as Christmas Pickle. But if forced to choose I think it would be: PS I love you Four.
Warm regards Monica -Spain
mamablitger@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

AFter the Christmas Pickle class in Pigeon Forge this past March, that is my most favorite book. Lynda and Nancy are marvelous teachers, talented in fabric choices and color and such nice people! The light bulb came on for me in that class and there's no fear for me with paper piecing anymore. I've made a round table topper and am working along on my wall hanging. Lynne at psalms118@aol.com

donna said...

My favorite is the Positively Pineapples book. I made the "poppies" quilt and am very pleased with the results. It is a nice technique, and saves all the paper from having to paper piece it!

kay said...

Home for the Holidays and Kids' Sewing Book are very nice. And your blog about the Happy Halloween inspired me to order the kit from you. I am anxiously awaiting it. Thank you for this chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I have several of the possibilities books. I bought the book and took the class for the Calypso quilt. Fireworks will be another big hit!

carolann said...

I have many of your books and love them all. Since I have to pick a favorite, I will say it's Welcome to My Cabin" since I bought it in North Carolina where we have a cabin! All of the patterns are great and easy to read. Crossing my fingers for a winning entry!

doxielover said...

I have several of the Possibilities books. Seasonal Delights has many adorable designs I love the Halloween Quilt and placemats. Simple to Sensational I took the class and made the Calypso quilt. Welcome to the Cabin has Quilts I can make for my son. I love Possibilities Books. Hats off to Nancy and Linda!

jackie.hicks@mchsi.com said...

Its to hard to pick just one - but one of them is Housewarmers.
Loved your dinner trunk show in Pigeon Forge!

wanda said...

Hearts A Plenty --anything with hearts!!!
email is sewstar@hotmail.com

Christy said...

Mine is PS I Love you I.
ccwilliams16@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I love the Hooked on feathers book!

Deb said...

My favorite book is Super Simple Squares. I took one of my first quilting classes at Great American based on this book, probably in early 2003. In addition to getting me hooked on quilting the ladies in the class were wonderful. To this day we stay in touch and occasionally meet for dinner. Thanks Nancy and Lynda for not only promoting quilting, but encouraging friendships as well.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Possibilities book is hard to choose...you have so many great books...I have to pick 2 of my favorites "Toppers" & "Pillow Magic"...both have quick easy ideas that I love. My email is hopeful.5@sbcglobal.net

chickencindy said...

My favorite is Wildflower Sampler, I am still working on this quilt

Pam Norton said...

It was hard to pick a favorite book from Possibilities because they are all so good. So my favorite three are:
P.S. I Love You Four
House Warmers
Toppers
my email is livinglight24@q.com

Lynn said...

Favorite is Quilts and More, but a close second is PS I Love You. Have fun at Market.

Sherri said...

Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts. I've had lots of inspiration from this one!

skoch58@msn.com

Ellen Gibson said...

Pineapple Quilts is my absolute favorite -- just a joy to make!

Ellen Gibson
egibson024@yahoo.com

acecraig100 said...

I love your book More Joy to the World. I think all of the projects are great but my favorite is the Hearthstone quilt. It has such a warm Christmas feel to it.

Anonymous said...

Since we live in the woods of Northern WI in the summer, I really like your book, Cabin in the Woods. Also like the PS I love you.

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trudys_person said...

I love Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts - great quilts and good information about techniques. I love the new patterns - especially the colours of the samples!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Wildflower Sampler. The colors are wonderful, I did this as block of the month and really enjoyed it!

Glenda McCrary said...

My favorite book is Hearts A Plenty. I just love the whimsy of it. I also have one of your Toppers books and like the option of making smaller projects that still add the charm of quilts to a bedroom.
email is glenda.mccrary@sbcglobal.net

Liz said...

My very first one - PS I Love You. I am actually addicted to your books, most of the ones on my bookshelf are yours. And whenever we come to visit our Colorado relatives, I try to get into your lovely shop.

Anonymous said...

At Pigeon Forge, TN, this spring, I loved your quilts that you showed at the dinner at Pottery Grill. I'm a new quilter and fell in love with your use of color. My favorite book thus far is Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts. Since I'm new, my tiny stash consists of a few fat quarters and with this book I can make beautiful quilts without a large stash. Judy (judytickel@mindspring.com)

Nancy said...

"Welcome to My Cabin" is just my style!

Julia said...

I don't have it yet but keep thinking about Home for the Harvest. I love the Halloween patterns. jatarb@msn.com

gloria said...

My favorite Possibilities book is "Fiesta". It is so bright and cheery. gloria.bailey@ucdenver.edu

Evelyn said...

I liked PS I Love You Two A sequel its full of nice baby quilt patterns and in really nice colors as well. Its an oldie but goodie. Evelyn evelyn_007@hotmail.com

Maureen said...

I was just at GAQF and saw the new quilts that will be featured in the new book. They are awesome. I have used several patterns from P.S. I love you, two. The last one was "tiddlywinks". It is so cute. Thanks for all of your creativeness. Maureen - mbherran@msn.com

Joan said...

I love the Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts book. All of the quilts are fun, colorful, creative and fairly quick, perfect for a beginner like me. Thanks!
jtraubenberg@gmail.com

GranChris said...

I love all your books but since I make baby quilts for charity I am partial to the P.S. I Love You series. They are like chips I have to have all of them!

Anonymous said...

I really like "Home for the Holidays". I've started the Christmas Pickle & also think the cover quilt is lovely. My email is: judyforkner@comcast.net

sheryl said...

i love possibilities books and if i had more time, i'd buy more quilting books! i have p.s. i love you two!, p.s. i love you three! and p.s. i love you four! i'd love to have p.s. i love you but it seems to be out of print. one of my last projects was the alphabet quilt from p.s. i love you three! i added strips between the blocks to make a twin-sized quilt. my email address is emory@grm.net. thanks!

Susie said...

It is extremely hard to pick just one book as my favorite but I think Pickle Dish is my favorite . I even have the kit for it and have decided it will be one of my next projects!
Susie B
sbrown@celerityinc.com

Susie said...

I am not sure if my first post went through, but Pickle Dish is my favorite! I love the greens in this design!
Susie B
sbrown@celerityinc.com

Penny said...

I've made the most quilts from "Time for a Chain", the first one and love the way they describe the quilt construction. My new favorite is Positively Pineapples and took a fun class from that book not too long ago. Can't wait to get it quilted and post pictures. Love all the books!
Penny

Susan Luke said...

These quilts are gorgeous! I haven't gotten any of the books yet, but definetly will soon.

J-Kel-R said...

My favorite books are the Super Simple Squares and the More Joy to the World. I have made a few projects out of both. My email is coloradobelle@comcast.net

Sheri said...

I like Cabin in the Woods and the Christmas Pickle

Kate said...

I have many of your books, and it's just crazy to try and narrow down my favorites to just one! But I guess I'll say that my favorite would have to be my most recent one: Floorquilts! I had the hardest time picking the colors, but no trouble at all deciding that my first floor cloth would be for me! I like visiting my quilts in other people's homes, but wanted this quilt to be underfoot at all times! It's a fabulous book with clear, concise directions. Thanks! kathryn_sullivan@comcast.net

WINSOMEWENDY said...

Wow! I cannot pick one- I own almost all of them, and I must make the new quilts, I just love the vibrant colors.

mforehan said...

I love your Toppers Book.
My grandson's love your construction fabric.

Susan said...

Gosh, ONLY ONE??? I have several of the Possibilities books (Wildflower Sampler, I love you's, Super Simple Triangles, Cabin in the Woods, More Joy, the newer Batik & Irish Chains, to name a couple...) Each and every time I look through them they inspire me to create and work harder to make better quilts.

paula, the quilter said...

Super Simple Strips. I have been quilting for a long, long time and have a prodigious scrap stash that I have somewhat tamed by cutting it into strips. I also make a lot of donation quilts. These strips plus your book make for some happy kids. Thank you

Nancy said...

I have several possibilities book and my favorite one is "Time for a Chain II". I haven't started a quilt yet but I'm excited to do an beautiful batik quilt from one of the patterns. My email is nancy.wisch@msn.gov.

JoAnn said...

Positively Pineapples! You made the block so easy to do. It also helps that I took a class from you on this block. BTW, the class was great! JoAnn (jleung@neb.rr.com)

Anonymous said...

It's hard to choose - maybe Bed Warmers or Plentiful Possibilities! I also have had fun with the More Joy of Christmas (I think that was the title), anyway, fun quilts!
Elaine
dewhite@bresnan.net

Nancy said...

My favorite book is the Seasonal Delights. I have done the Halloween and Christmas quilts and they turned out wonderful.

Nancy
hd99softail@sbcglobal.net

Nancy said...

I put the wrong email address on my earlier blog I entered today. It is nancy.wisch@mms.gov.

I have several possibilities book and my favorite one is "Time for a Chain II". I haven't started a quilt yet but I'm excited to do a beautiful batik quilt from one of the patterns.

Mary said...

Positively Pineapples. The photos are so inspiring that you want to start quilting immediately!

Cook121 said...

Like many others, its hard to choose, but right now I am using Bed Warmers to make a quilt from old blue jeans for my son's college dorm room. Other favorites are Super Simple Strips, Toppers and Cabin in the Woods. Email is cook121@comcast.net

Ginny Grimes said...

I absolutely love the "Welcome to my Cabin" book which has all of may "log" type quilts I will be starting this summer. I have the fabric--now that the school year is done, I just have to start! My email is ginny@grimestimes.org.

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

PS I love you ;-))))) but I might change my mind tomorrow....

patricia said...

I'm a beginning quilter and have a couple of your books. My favorite is Super Simple Strips - great patterns.

cjamison said...

As for my favorite book...the first of your books I got is FOREVER FRIENDS and I still love it...as well as the last I acquired, CHRISTMAS PICKLE...and all the 10+ books I bought inbetween. Your books have wonderful colors, besides the patterns and I love looking at the Pictures!!!

Love and Many Thanks,
Cathi

JBHermanson said...

Positively Pineapples is my favorite. Both Tradewinds and Fireworks are glorious. Pick Me! Pick Me!

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Kate said...

It's hard to narrow it down to one favorite, but I LOVE all my P.S. I Love You books. The new book definitely looks like it will become my new favorite!