Quilting With Friends: Modern Bee Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Contests & Giveaways, Quilting | Comments

Do you enjoy sewing and quilting with friends? Have you ever participated in a quilting bee? Although I’m a regular contributor to the Craftsy quilting blog, today I’m excited to share a little bit about my first quilting book: Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make With Friends, published by Stash Books.
One lucky reader will also win a Modern Bee prize pack, filled with quilting fabric, thread and notions! To enter, just head here by Monday, October 21, 2013. Then, comment on this blog post telling us what you’re sewing right now. We’ll randomly select a winner on October 22, 2013.

Cover of Modern Bee Quilt

About the book

Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make With Friends features modern quilting projects made by a group of 12 quilters who first met online through our sewing blogs. We formed a virtual quilting bee called Mod Stitches, and each month, one quilter designed a block and mailed fabric to the others in the bee. The members of Mod Stitches each made blocks based on the pattern, and returned them back to that month’s quilter. In this way, each quilter had a special hand in making every quilt in the book.

Quilt with Bold Blocks and Wave Design

Certainly, there were blocks that were challenging to each of us. Sewing curves and tiny block-in-block piecing was tricky and new to many in the group. But, we stuck with it and grew by leaps and bounds! Seeing the finished quilts come together from individual blocks made by my friends was such a special process that I will treasure for years to come.

Quilt with Patterned Hatch Design

If you’d like to check out the book, it will teach you how to make each of the 13 modern blocks and full quilts. And it doesn’t matter if you’re sewing on your own or with friends, because the patterns work just great any way you make them! But if you would like to read some tips on how to successfully organize your own quilting bee, the book does cover that in detail.

Enjoy this quick video preview of the book, featuring the quilts and the talented contributors that made them!

You can also check out the book’s Web site to learn more. For more previews, giveaways and fun extras from Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make With Friends, be sure to follow the tour!

Modern Bee blog tour

Monday, 10/7:  Sew Mama Sew + Stash Books
Tuesday, 10/8: SewCraftyJess + Sew Sweetness
Wednesday, 10/9: Ellison Lane + Diary of a Quilter
Thursday, 10/10: Katie’s Korner + Pat Sloan
Friday, 10/11: Fat Quarter Shop + imagine gnats
Saturday, 10/12: Quilting is My Therapy + Hot Pink Stitches
Monday, 10/14: Live a Colorful Life + Craft Gossip
Tuesday, 10/15: SewCanShe + Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Wednesday, 10/16: Craftsy + Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Various Quilting Supplies


One lucky Craftsy reader will take home this Modern Bee prize pack (seen above), filled with fabric, thread and notions to help get you crafting! The bundle includes assorted solid fat quarters of Timeless Treasures and FreeSpirit Fabrics, the Olfa Splash rotary cutter, an assortment of Pellon products, Coats and Clark thread and Modern Bee stickers.

Click here to enter the giveaway, then answer the question below in the comments for a chance to win!

What are you sewing right now?

Note: If the chosen winner lives outside the U.S., she’ll receive a copy of the Modern Bee e-book instead of the prize bundle pictured.

Come back to the Craftsy blog tomorrow for a fun string quilt block tutorial!


  1. wendy says:

    I’m wrestling with a ruffled nappy cover and putting together the blocks from the And Sew On paper piecing bom.

    1. Mary Kay Hogan says:

      I am sewing, (not quilting) a bear costume for my grandson who will be three years old on Halloween.
      And finishing a mile a minute batik jelly roll

  2. gail cartter says:

    My current project is a quilt for my 8 yr old granddaughter. I’m appliqueing her name on the quilt top along with a unicorn – as she requested!

  3. Lori M says:

    I am currently secretly working on my son’s Eagle Scout quilt with Robert Kaufman boy scout prints I saved from a few years ago. He completes his project this coming weekend.

  4. Viera says:

    ’m sewingsome fun Halloween decor for my home

  5. Sharon Blevins says:

    Just finished a circle quilt – free motion quilting was fast since I took Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting a Sampler class. Now plan to free motion quilt a Christmas Lone Star Quilt that has been layered and sat in the cupboard for years! Still several UFO’s to finish and some craftsy projects to tackle following several classes I have taken such as Stupendous Stitching and Quilt As You Go Bag.

  6. Danita says:

    I am quilting a baby quilt with little fish all over it :)

  7. RoseAnn Battista says:

    I am sewing the binding on 11 QFO’s and also making a quilt for my husband for Christmas, all on my Featherweight since my regular heavy duty machine is in the shop.

  8. Alison says:

    I’m currently sewing a mini quilt, made as a giveaway for the crowdfunding group for my sister’s new CD!

  9. Danita says:

    I am quilting a baby blanket with little fishes all over it :)

  10. Jill says:

    This book looks great!!
    A simple quilt for my teenage son with an assortment of musical notes and instruments.

  11. Wanda says:

    I love all the colors chosen and the quilts you’ve shown. I’m working on a bunch of things for Christmas gifts….table runners, stockings, boo boo bags…etc.
    Whew….I’m getting tired just thinking about it :)

  12. Mary Kay says:

    I am working on some reusable sandwich and snack bags

  13. Marilyn Kay says:

    I am making pillows, table runners and lap quilts using up one collection of fabrics . Fun challenge to myself.

  14. Michelle K says:

    I am working on Halloween costumes and birthday gifts, my middle child’s bday is at the end of the month.

  15. Linda V says:

    I am finishing up a baby quilt that we matched the colors and theme to a wall mural in the baby’s room. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Angela N. says:

    Right now im finishing up some Christmas blocks i got in a bee!! Putting them in a very fun and modern, yet random placement in solids. Getting very excited about the finished product.

  17. Erica Texheks says:

    I’m about to start machinequilting a top I made of triangles.

  18. Sheri Nelson Fowler says:

    I am sewing many things right now — but mostly a couple of baby things to get in the mail for a shower next week.

  19. Tabatha smith says:

    I am sewing a paper pieced basket weave star quilt in christmas colors.

  20. katie smith says:

    I’m sewing a mini quilt.

  21. Terri Mosier says:

    I am currently sewing Bonnie Hunter’s ‘Patches and Pinwheels’ pattern. And I am using ALL of my favorite fabrics in it, if I don’t love it then it’s not going in this quilt! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

  22. SUSAN K says:

    I’m currently working on a HST project. I’m making 16 patch blocks using HST’s – trying to make each block for a 12 block quilt in different designs.

  23. bonnie says:

    I am working on my charity quilts right now, just finished two baby quilts for my neice.

  24. Deb Z. says:

    Currently working on a quilt for our church’s Prayers & Squares ministry. We make lap size quilts that are given to people who are suffering illness and the city’s pain and infusion clinics.

  25. I’m having fun designing and making Halloween mug rugs. They’re like potato chips–you can’t make just one! Look for Perky Pumpkin, A Ghostly Scream, and Frankly Frankenstein at my craftsy pattern store: http://www.craftsy.com/user/153303/pattern-store

    More to come, including Dracula, My Darling and The Witch Stole the Ruby Red Slippers!

  26. Sizzlewaggle says:

    Right now I am working on two small quilts, going into sandwich phase soon, and a dozen cloth doll bodies for eventual dressing!

  27. Lisa Marie says:

    I am sewing lap quilts and table runners to give as Christmas gifts.

  28. Debbie says:

    I just finished making some blocks today for a Block Lotto. Very nice notions prize pack!

  29. Jessica says:

    I’m sewing my very first quilt!


    I’m making quilt for xmas gift

  31. Angel Cohn says:

    I just finished my very first quilt! A gift for a friend.

  32. Shannon Thomas says:

    I am sewing some pj shorts and pants for a friends little boy that just got diagnosed with Cancer. Also hoping to make him a superhero cape and some burp clothes for his newborn brother.

  33. Beth says:

    I’m working on a 5 inch square block quilt with my 16 year old daughter….all we have to do is layer and quilt it. She is already looking for quilt patterns that are a little more difficult. Thankful to spend time with her in this wonderful way.

  34. Jessica Allen says:

    I am making table runners for each month to go with each season. I am new to quilting so this is a size that I can handle. :)

  35. knittingdancer says:

    I don’t have a sewing project right now.

  36. Christine says:

    Right now I’m in the middle of a quilt, a matching kitchen set, and a few other things. My iron died so everything has taken a back seat until I get a replacement.

  37. Angela says:

    I am sewing a table runner. I have red thread in my machine!

  38. Bethany Martini says:

    I am in the process of binding three quilts, including a queen! Hopefully they turn out beautiful!

  39. Susan S says:

    I am making a quilt made of mixed strips of different widths. I have the main body done and am now planning what type of border I want to add. The fabrics were from a scrap bag I purchased and I was lucky enough to find some yardage at a local quilt shop from the same line which I will use for the borders.

  40. mary f says:

    I am sewing an owl costume for my daughter.

  41. Catharine says:

    I’m making a 40th wedding anniversary quilt out of apron fabric of their mother’s. She was a wonderful lady & I thought this would be a great way to use them.

  42. Diane Hovis says:

    I am currently working on a patchwork purse.

  43. sandra m. says:

    I’m finishing up a table runner for my mom’s birthday.

  44. Jennifer says:

    I’m sewing on a star quilt right now. Hoping to finish up this week!

  45. kym johnson says:

    I have several things going on! Just finished a baby quilt for a long time friend. Working on costumes, and American Girl clothes for my daughters.

  46. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!! I am finishing up the Aiming For Accuracy QAL by Michele Foster of Quilt Gallery!!!! It has been a fun experience!!!!

  47. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!! I am finishing up the Aiming For Accuracy QAL by Michele Foster of Quilting Gallery!!!! It has been a fun experience!!!!

  48. marygeri says:

    Have so many in production right now! The longarm has a english rose patterned fabric pieced in the “pandora’s box” pattern. Just loving the quilting process using Angela’s modern quilting class

  49. Denise says:

    Working on finishing my Modern mystery Quilt

  50. Pat L. says:

    I am currently working on a lap quilt made with charm squares. I just basted it together and getting ready to quilt it using my new walking foot. It is nice as the prints are more graphic so it will be a suitable gift for my son.

  51. hailey says:

    I’m sewing a trellis quilt to donate to the flood victims in Colorado!

  52. Carol Kuse says:

    Thanks for such nice give a ways.

    I am taking care of UFO’s. Right now a black and white patchwork jacket.

    Happy Halloween everyone!

  53. Terri Jones says:

    I have been following the blog tour. Modern Bee looks like a wonderful book to have in my library. I will be ordering one if I don’t win!

  54. sherryl says:

    Trying to finish quilting a quilt!

  55. KellyS says:

    I am working on catching up on my bee blocks. I got a little behind in September and need to get back into the swing of things. Plus I just bough fabric to make pants for my boys’ Halloween costumes. Busy busy!

  56. MelodyJ says:

    Nothing right now

  57. Annette J. says:

    I clicked on the link twice, sorry! I didn’t think it worked the first time. Anyway, I’m participating in a cool Nyan Cat Quilt-Along!!

  58. Jane Ritz says:

    I’m working on a dress for my granddaughter, Simple, but pretty.

  59. Lori Smanski says:

    Right now I am sewing a table runner for my daughter. It has eggshell thread top and bottom

  60. Laura says:

    Right now I’m quilting the top of a lap quilt for my nephew. It’s slow going since I’m new to quilting on my home sewing machine.

  61. Katy says:

    Right now I am sewing little things for a craft fair and working on a halloween costume.

  62. Ann Dunn says:

    I have several projects going on….two table runners which need to be quilted, the 2013 Craftsy block of the month where I am working on the basket block, I cut fabric for an applique class next week and I have two Christmas ornaments planned so I need to choose fabric for them. Gosh, now I’m tired.

  63. April Hurley says:

    Currently I am working a quilt for my bedroom using the “Bohemian Charm” pattern that has 4 different size churn dash blocks in it. Yeah I have been working on it for over a year now!!! But one of these days it will be finished!!!

  64. Martie says:

    I’m so excited about your book! I’m currently making a Jen Kingwell pattern, Chain Reaction, using Denyse Schmidt’s new line, Florence.

  65. Donna W says:

    I am working on a table runner for a monthly class that I take. It is a great class and helps with my FMQ practice.

  66. carol williams says:

    Right now I am ready to start making a pair of stretchy leggings for my granddaughter age 4

  67. I’m bouncing between 3 different projects. I’m finishing up the 2012 Craftsy BOM, doing a seasonal Twister block mini quilt and making 12 winter blocks for a Swap that I recently joined on the American Quilters Society site. So much to do!

  68. Helen Summers says:

    I’m working on a class project for the Craftsy pieced English paper piecing class.

  69. Paige Gonzalez says:

    I am currently working on my first quilt, I know hard to believe a newbie, a disappearing nine patch baby quilt. This will be for my nephew and his wife who are expecting their first child. I have The Modern Bee Book and let me tell you it is fantastic and inspiring!!!

  70. Laurie says:

    I’m actually working on my holiday gifts. If I didn’t start early, I’d never get them done. (So unlike me).

  71. NancyJ says:

    I just bought a jelly roll for a quilt and some Halloween projects.

  72. Valerie says:

    I just finished a fall table runner and am grabbing the next ufo in my cupboard which happens to be Repiecing the Past civil War blocks by Kaye England, a wonderful Craftsy class. I have completed the blocks and am now working on the sashing.

  73. Working on a Christmas table runner, I am at the FMQ part but stuck as to what to quilt on it, I am thinking snowmen ?

  74. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    my current projects are a donation quilt for my grand daughter’s ffa fundraiser and blocks for margeret’s hope chest. thanks for a chance to win.

  75. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I am currently finishing up the mystery quilt from QCA and some halloween wall hangings.. Thank you for the chance to win this nice prize package. I would love to try that rotary cutter…..

  76. Laura S says:

    I’m making fall pillows for my porch.

  77. Fran Wiest says:

    I just finished a t-shirt quilt and a baby quilt so now I am playing with my embroidery machine and I think I will start an embroidered quilt as you go quilt to practise on. I love the idea of a quilting bee with a group of on line friends as I live in a small town without a lot of quilting friends.

  78. Karen A says:

    I’m quilting a wall hanging that has song birds on it.

  79. Shirley says:

    My sewing machine is busy sewing purses made from discontinued upholstery samples.

  80. Kelly says:

    Nothing right now :(

  81. Debi Horne says:

    I kind of switch from project to project. I’m in the process of making children’s TV quilts for my 10 grandchildren. Also, a bed quilt for me, and a quilted throw for my daughter.

    Thanks for the chance.

  82. Lorraine Hittle says:

    I just finished quilting a twin size quilt for charity this morning and I started the tumbling blocks block from the 2013 BOM with Laura as I watch the video over and over. lol

  83. mburnette says:

    I am making the little clover yo yo flowers to decorate the table runners I made for fall/Christmas!

  84. Fernanda says:

    I’m sewing a Red Riding Hood costume, for halloween, and a quilt that will be my mother in law christmas gift.

  85. kbo says:

    I’m participating with the on-line “Aiming For Accuracy Quilt Along” and working on the checkerboard borders. Doubly challenging for I created 2 – one with 30′s prints and another in batiks.

  86. Sally Parrish says:

    I alway love to try new tools and threads. Thanks for the opportunity

  87. Joy French says:

    I have two projects on the go. I’m hand quilting with the big stitch method a quilt to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee and I’m piecing a stained glass jeans quilt.

  88. Sydnie says:

    I’m not sewing – yet… I’m in the middle of cutting out a million tiny pieces of slippery fabric for a tiny little guy’s Tin Man costume. Can’t wait til the cutting and sewing are done on this, and I can start a new quilt!

  89. Patricia Faye says:

    I’ve got several things I’m working on: 2 BOM appliqué blocks, finishing the quilting on 3 quilts tops and a Christmas table topper! I work on each of them for a few hours each day. Would love to win this give-away!

  90. Marilyn S says:

    I’m working on a baby receiving blanket. Thanks!

  91. Suzie H says:

    I’m currently sewing baby goodies!

  92. Terri Dewey says:

    Working on baby quilts! Ive got a new grandson arriving in January!

  93. AM says:

    Right now I’m sewing a quilt for my sister…
    Thank you!

  94. Karrie says:

    I just finished making a tote bag made with blocks from a Canada/US block exchange. It was a lot of fun. We were given a lot of room to play with embellishments so it’s made an exciting bag.

  95. Deb Frazier says:

    I am quilting a baby quilt for a friend and piecing a Pumpkin table runner for another friend.

  96. Lori Morton says:

    Pretty new to quilting…just finished a HST quilt & starting a D9P quilt. :)

  97. Jane Ritz says:

    Right now I’m working on a dress for my granddaughter.. She ‘s such fun to sew for. To her everything is “so beautiful” She’s special. Thanks for the opportunity.

  98. Antoaneta says:

    My current project is a bright rainbow quilt for my 4 year old. It’s my first quilt!

  99. Terri Ann says:

    I’m sewing a sampler quilt that I’ll be doing a mix of home machine straight(ish) line machine quilting and hand quilting when it’s all pieced together, I’ve been blogging about it along the way too!

  100. Cari says:

    I am currently taking the paper off of a paper pieced mariner compass.

  101. Andresa says:

    Like most quilters, I’m sure, I have multiple projects going on and even more planned. Currently I’m working on 1) a mystery quilt from my local quilt store, Quilt Cove; 2) next week will be starting an online mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter; 3) I’m about to start a quilt-as-you-go Christmas wall hanging from GE Designs; and 4) I have a quilt top that needs to be sandwiched and basted to the batting & backing. Plus there are the multiple quilt tops that need to be finished and the quilt tops that are finished but need backing & batting (and then time!) to be turned into a completed quilt!

  102. Green says:

    I’m quilting my Butterfly Garden quilt right now and also making pouches, sachets and mini quilts for a craft fair I’ll be participating in next month.

  103. Michele Minehart says:

    I am working on a modern Christmas table runner quilt. It is my first quilting project!

  104. Kim says:

    Currently on the sewing machine is a t-shirt quilt for a friend.

  105. knottygnome says:

    right now i’m trying to get ready for a craft-fair so there’s lots of last minute quilty things going on. tonight i’m going to finish a stack of baby bibs.

  106. Trying to finish a felt pumpkin/ghost group….

  107. CARISSA SCOTT says:

    I am currently sewing together petals for fabric flower pins for your clothes. There are so many different styles, fabrics and embelishments I am a little overwhelmed :) Its a good overwhelmed!

  108. Amber H says:

    I’m currently sewing my girls Halloween Costumes, they are going to be Rainbow Dash (oldest) and Fluttershy (younger) from My Little Pony!

  109. Debby Katzmann says:

    I’m sewing pillows right now.

  110. Kimi says:

    I’m sewing a receiving blanket for my baby!

  111. I’m starting free standing lace angel ornaments for the Church craft table.

  112. Cecilia says:

    I am working on my BOM with my Quilt Guild and my LQS.

  113. Patti Vajda says:

    I entered the Paco Bean Bag Swap, now it is time for me to sew up an Eleanor Hobo Bag for a lucky recipient. Someone else will make me a Hobo Bag and send it to me in about a week or so. Kind of a fun idea.

  114. Marie says:

    I’m working on putting binding on two quilts.

  115. Kiry says:

    I’m not sewing right now! I’m reading this blog and drinking coffee. :). Later, when I sit down to sew, I’ll be working on a quilt I’m making for my husband’s boss’s wife who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

  116. Heidi says:

    I am working on a McKenna Ryan pattern of a wallhanging of fish for my husband.
    I nice break from piecing.

  117. Charlotte says:

    Im sewing a Superman Costume today! Halloween costumes are so fun.

  118. jules says:

    I am making a baby quilt, which when completed will be donated to charity.

  119. JulieCC says:

    I’m finishing up some batik patchwork curtains, finishing a utility tub/tote for my dad, making a doll quilt for the little girl next door, and making myself a breast cancer quilt (I’m a three-year survivor).

  120. Sheryl Miller says:

    I have been currently working on some seasonal mug rugs and a quilt for the Sugar Block Club.

  121. Faye Nettles says:

    A mouse in a little tin house.

  122. Liz Horgan says:

    I’m putting the borders on my aiming 4 accuracy quilt along by Mishka-Michele Foster

  123. Kim M says:

    I’m working on a quilt for my cousin’s baby and a quilt for my sister. I’m also doing a Christmas quilt along that I’ll be keeping for myself!

  124. Kathy Gates says:

    I’m sewing a cute tote for my best friends little granddaughter’s birthday :) Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  125. Phyllis Lundy says:

    Starting a pincushion!

  126. Susan Dahlkamp says:

    I just finished making a purple poodle skirt for my 5 yr old granddaughter. She loved it!!
    Now I’m going to start on Christmas gifts.

  127. Anne J says:

    Currently trying to finish a few projects – a baby quilt for a friend, tote bags for my sisters, and a St Louis 16-Patch made of Pat Bravo’s Indie Line.

  128. Allison P says:

    I’m sewing up a pair of pants for my son and a dress for my daughter!

  129. Cheryl Copass says:

    onesies with pumpkins on them for my twin grand daughters

  130. Judy says:

    I have six lap size quilts ready to layer. Our group will then tie them for a donation to the local mission. We donate 30 to 40 each year.

  131. carol t says:

    Right now I am sewing a new quilt. It is from Maureen Cracknell’s Herrington quilt tutorial.

  132. Arathi says:

    I am working on a patchwork quilt.. it’s a gift for my own wedding anniversary! :)

  133. craftytammie says:

    I just cut out pieces for a tunic, and I have a quilt in progress too!

  134. Margaret Schindler says:

    I am playing with curves with Ann Pederson right now and am having fun doing it

  135. thewellhunt says:

    flannel pajamas

  136. caroline driscoll says:

    I’m working on a modern quilting pattern with Riley Blake fabrics.

  137. Carla G says:

    I’m sewing up a pair of pants for my son. :) Thanks for a chance to win!

  138. Robin Moody says:

    I’m working on several quilts for each of my grandchildren. And in my spare time (haha) I’m making Halloween costumes. I only wish I had more time for sewing!

  139. Bobi Lemon says:

    Right now I am helping a friend make prayer quilts for her church to give to the sick. We are making all different sizes so that they fit the age of the person receiving the quilt. I don’t know how many we will get done, but others are going to pitch in also.

  140. Amy says:

    Music book bags for Christmas presents.

  141. Darlene Crosby says:

    I am working on piecing some blocks from Nancy Smith’s Craftsy class.

  142. Nicole Cet says:

    A baby blanket for my friend’s first Granddaughter. Its pink and black and has a big appliqued zebra on the back. Its super super cute.

  143. Frances Z says:

    Have three quilts cut out for Christmas gifts.

  144. Connie says:

    Right now, I am working on couple of autumn themed tea-towels to be given as gifts.

  145. LouAnne says:

    Right now I’m working on 2 quilts; one for a friend and one for my sister.

  146. Rebecca G says:

    Starting a pirate themed quilt

  147. Cynthia Smith says:

    I am making a scrappy scotty dog quilt for my 2 year old grandson.

  148. Cynthia says:

    I am quilting on a pale blue and aqua batik quilt with lots of hand applique and embroidery.

  149. Ann B says:

    I’m quilting 3 Advent Calendar wall hangings that have pockets for goodies each day

  150. Jamie B. says:

    Right now I am working on a Dallas Cowboys Quilt!

  151. Jessica says:

    I’m getting ready to quilt a table runner.

  152. Amber C says:

    I am working on quilting a top for my friends wedding. Hope to be done soon.

  153. Penny W says:

    I am working on a Quilt of Valor for my husband.

  154. Susan Solberg says:

    I am currently working on a quilt for my sister. Pink & purple triangles with brown border and circle applique! It is all pieced and ready for fmq!

  155. Carolyn Loewen says:

    Looks like a wonderful book to share with quilting friends.

  156. ChristieFuenfhausen says:

    Right now I’m finishing a baby quilt, a turning twenty is in progress and a random quilt that I think is going to be really neat.

  157. Jordan says:

    I’m finishing up a Christmas rag quilt for the couch.

  158. Felicia Ramirez says:

    I am currently working on a Swoon quilt and an Irish Chain quilt. I absolutely love them both!

  159. Pamela says:

    I’m making an Autumn quilt for my daughter-in-law. We both love Autumn.

  160. Paula says:

    I’m working on a baby quilt for a new grandchild. I’m also working on some Christmas aprons with matching potholders and hot pads to give as gifts. I love sewing and quilting. Crafty is a wonderful place for fresh ideas and patterns. I love the classes!

  161. Diane i says:

    I am working on some table runner and just finished a purse. Thanks.

  162. Doris Worthen says:

    I am currently working on a “39 and Holding” quilt for my granddaughter’s wedding next summer.

  163. Sewing Mama says:

    It’s the holiday time of year in my house, all projects are pumpkin (wall hanging I picked up at a recent shop hop), costume (for 2 toddlers!), and Christmas gift (rag quilts!) inspired!!

  164. Angele says:

    Right now I’m quilting a hand dyed fabric quilt. I’m also working on a few baby quilts that I need to finish soon.

  165. Tracy says:

    Right now I’m working on a wonky star quilt in red, white & blue. It will be for a veteran.
    I am in a group of quilters that would love to make a quilt together.

  166. Brenda Harding says:

    working on baby quilts

  167. Judy Jones says:

    I’m working on a tee shirt quilt for my granddaughter.

  168. Sherry Glover says:

    I am currently making a blanket for our soon to be born first grandchild.

  169. Leandra V says:

    I’m working on a blue green quilt for my son, and planning on FMQ it myself for the first time

  170. Eileen Dennery Mannion says:

    I just finished the curtains for my brand new bathroom ~ 23 years in the making LOL!

  171. Karen Seitz says:

    I’m working on a black, white, and gray quilt for my brother. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  172. Heidi S says:

    Right now I am sewing hostess aprons and hot-cold rice bags for a youth fundraiser.

  173. Judy Walker says:

    I am getting ready to start on the “Martha” Quilt using fabrics from Grandma’s Garden by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

  174. LindaV says:

    Sewing table runners out of charm squares for Christmas gifts!

  175. Bernice says:

    Cutting out a new quilt made out of 24 fat quarters that have been waiting to be made into something for a few years. The inspiration finally came to me today!!!

  176. Sarah says:

    I have 4 quilts in progress including the Craftsy 2013 BOM although I am several months behind!

  177. debbie canter says:

    I am finishing a block of the month quilt & starting a tie quilt for my husband.

  178. Britta H says:

    I’m sewing Halloween costumes, two witches and one super hero!

  179. Cherine Fleyfel says:

    For my husband’s birthday I am making the Hole in the Wall quilt from Quilt in a Day and I also intend to quilt it myself..

  180. Rosemary says:

    I’m making a cheater I bought many years ago from VIP that has a black cat coming out of a pumpkin that’s a door hangar. My daughter and SIL are having a Halloween party and I’m also making a windsock to hang outside that’s a Dracula and I think it’s a “glow in the dark.” You probably don’t remember when VIP made cheater Halloween costumes that glowed in the dark!

  181. Beth Williams says:

    I’m getting ready for the holidays so my sewing
    Machine is working overtime!! Several small quilts using Jelly Rolls for fence rails – the favorite is going to be the Lorax print from Robert Kaufman!!! I’m still a relative beginner but I am trying new things to expand my knowledge!! Thinking about finding a guild to join!

  182. JANE says:

    Hi – Right now I am sewing pink, aqua, red and kona snow quilted curtains for my sewing room window seat. Oh what fun!!

  183. Terre Sturtevant says:

    Finishing a Christmas mystery quilt and just started a twister quilt.

  184. Nancy Townsend says:

    Looks like a great book. Hope I win it :)

  185. Ginger says:

    I’m making table runners for Christmas.

  186. Kristy Bach says:

    I just finished a star baby quilt for a boy and I will be finishing another by this weekend. I’ve already made plans for a queen size quilt when I’mfinished!

  187. Sue says:

    I am working on a give away quilt. Has a star surrounded by blue sky with white stars in the upper right hand corner. Then log cabin strips along two side. The strips are brown, maroon, and golds. It really looks old fashioned. Kinda want to keep it, but somebody else needs it a whole lot more than I do!

  188. Sally says:

    I am just finishing recovering a standard lampshade…with a sort of quilt as you go methodology.

  189. Susanne says:


  190. edwina parsons says:

    I’am currently working on 2 quilts for holloween, a table runner and wall hanging. I would love to win.

  191. Juanita says:

    I am finishing up 26 receiving blankets for 3 new babies and 3 expected babies. Will be making burp clothes from the leftover flannel.

  192. Am L says:

    I’m currently trying to finish Halloween place mats and a table runner. I have a stack of quilts in progress to finish by Christmas, but the Modern Bee book would be great for the new year! Thanks.

  193. Sandra Gallant says:

    Currently I am working on curtains for the booths at annual carnival my daughters school puts on.

  194. Mandana says:

    At the beginning of the year I joined a group of people who put a status on their facebook page that the first five persons to respond to this status would get a gift for free and “just because” sometime during the year. I am working on these gifts right now, making little bags with zippers, and frames, etc. :) It’s a lot of fun because I know that these persons have forgotten about this facebook game and will be quite surprised when they get the presents :)

  195. Amanda says:

    I am working on my second quilt and first one completely on my own. It is for my 3 year old daughters bed. My hope is to have it completed before she goes off to college. ;)

  196. debbie says:

    I’m working on a rag baby quilt

  197. nathalie s says:

    I’m working on a friendship quilt for a dear friend who is going through a divorce right now. It will feature cats and snail trail blocks. I’m very busy studying this semester and am relatively new to quilting, but my aim is to have it done by Christmas for her.

  198. Candice says:

    i am currently working on Mystery quilt Esprit De Noel while assembling some of my stash for one of Nancy Smith’s Strip your Stash quilts. I’m a happy girl!

  199. Lydia says:

    Trying to finally complete some unfinished projects and unclutter my sewing room..

  200. missmoozie says:

    I’ve enjoyed looking at the different quilts in this book and learning about Bee’s. One day I will give it a try. I’m working at the moment on a few Christmas gifts. Thanks for a chance to win.


  201. Charmaine says:

    I am sewing blocks for a Quilt for a foster child in Calgary using a modern quilt pattern designed by Andrea Harris.

  202. Brook Oliver says:

    I’m working on a 5 rail quilt. My first real piece together quilt.

  203. Mandy says:

    I am working on a purple dragonfly nine patch for a baby due on Halloween, and finishing up a jellyroll race quilt for a Christmas gift.

  204. Christa Theron says:

    Hi, I am currently sewing an Eye Spy Quilt for my 3 year old grandson.

  205. Jan A says:

    I am making Pinwheel Christmas Table Runners for gifts.

  206. kristine says:

    I’m working on a crazy quilt. I got all my squares sewn and now adding decorative stitches before putting together.

  207. Anne Marie says:

    I am making a quilt for my new grandson!

  208. Barbara says:

    I am completing an I spy quilt for my grandson’s Christmas present

  209. Andrea Thalmann says:

    I’m sewing a quilt for a vet (red/white/blue).

  210. Mar says:

    Just finished three card holders for birthday gifts from a free pattern on Craftsy. What a resource!

  211. Debbie says:

    I’m currently working on the Radiant Jewel quilt workshop with Kimberly Einmo.

  212. Katie B says:

    I just finished my first jelly roll quilt…..really enjoyed it up to the point of pinning :o(
    Can’t find basting spray here

  213. Janet says:

    I’m working on a HST pinwheel quilt using V and Co’s Simply Style charm packs. So far so good!

  214. Beverly says:

    A newbie here. Just starting on my first quilt. Wish me luck!

  215. Nancy D. says:

    I’m working on a quilt for my husband.

  216. Sharon Lichter says:

    Right now, I am sewing a table topper with pumpkins for my granddaughter.

  217. Nancy says:

    Working on quilts for the grandchildren for Christmas

  218. Debbie Berkebile says:

    I am helping my mom with sewing strips together to make a fall quilt for my daughter. My mom has dementia and she’s finally getting back into sewing!

  219. Ronda Strunk says:

    I am working on a wall hanging for my grand daughter. Her family is moving into their first home and 3 year old Abby gets her own room. I am excited to get to all the projects my daughter and I have in mind. She is very talented but does not sew… It’s time to get her quilting!

  220. Kathleen says:

    What an awesome prize pack! I have a couple things in the works right now, but what I must finish first is my son-in-law’s birthday gift. I’m using the Coastal Cruiser van pillow pattern and adding a VW emblem to it . . . he’s a big VW fan!!

  221. María Rosa Gonzalez Hernández says:

    My friens and I Are sewing a quilt for a friend‘s child. We are enjoying too much with it because we have a good time together

  222. Ioleen says:

    I am working on a modern baby quilt from the book Growing UP Modern by Allison Harris. I an using fat quarters by Verna Mosquera – Veranda. This quilt is for a 2 year old girl.

  223. Mara says:

    I am sewing a backpack for my daughter to take on our trip to the States.

  224. Debbie H says:

    I’m sewing lots of hexagons right now to make a coin purse. Thanks!

  225. Tineke D says:

    I’m working on 3 different quilts and throw pillows for my mom.

  226. ana says:

    I’m quilting a set of 6 placemats for a friend of my daughter’s who’s getting married, piecing a lone star quilt and beginning a quilted cover for a sewing machine.

  227. Suzanne Shattuck says:

    I am in between projects right now and looking for inspiration for the next project.

  228. Niurka says:

    I am putting on a border on quilt for a Christmas gift.

  229. Melanie C says:

    I’m sewing a quilt for my grandparents!

  230. Masha says:

    I’m piecing top for Missouri Star Quilt Co. Iron Quilter II competition.

  231. Patti says:

    I haven’t stitched in months but I’m going to bind two quilts I made before I became ill. I have to clear up my sewing room first though.

  232. Sandie Oravec says:

    The quilt I have started is a queen sized card trick quilt, in grays and purples

  233. Cathy E says:

    I’m preparing to make some small gifts for Christmas…a cute cupcake potholder. I have the fabric and the special batting. Can I buy time??? I have been so busy with work and family, I haven’t found the time to cut them out, let alone sew them!

  234. Kat says:

    A quilt for my nana made with 30 different pink prints.

  235. Just J says:

    I have a group of friends I get together with once a month from 7 to midnight. We are planning on sewing pillowcases for wounded veterans.

  236. Right now I’m madly trying to finish a baby quilt – I’m due in 2 weeks so the pressure is on!

  237. Beth T. says:

    Still working away on my Tula PInk Sampler.

  238. usairdoll says:

    Well like so many quilters, I have lots of on going projects. I have four BOMs as well as three Christmas gifts I need to get done. It’s been great looking at all the quilts in the book and learning about bees.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  239. Gill says:

    I’m making a quilt for my new great niece!

  240. ronnie says:

    I’m working on Halloween pillows!

  241. Susan Broughton says:

    Right now I am taking a break from sewing so I can start on some of my Christmas gifts that I make with my crocheting. So I’m pretty busy crocheting at the moment.

  242. CindyM says:

    I am FMQ a gem quilt for my daughter and working on a T-shirt quilt for my grandson (1) and making a biscuit pillow quilt for the other grandson, and making a denim rag quilt for my husband and sewing 3 blouses for my daughter and… I don’t think I have enough room here to list ALL my projects.

  243. Diane says:

    Working in advent christmas trees for my nieces and nephews.

  244. Sue W says:

    I’m finishing my twister jack.

  245. Catherine Tremblay says:

    I am working on a zig zag queen size quilt.

  246. Missy Downey says:

    I’m finishing a queen bed quilt for my stepmother who will be 83 next year. She picked out the design, fabric and now I’m almost finished! Yippee!

  247. Patch Gardener says:

    I’m finishing the piecing on my first full size quilt, making a Christmas tree skirt, and binding a charity quilt.

  248. Kathy says:

    I have many WIP’s….. A quilt for my husband, a quilt for my amazing midwife, a baby blanket to sell, a bassinet blanket to sell, a thrown blanket for a friend…. Each is at a different stage, I work on the one that’s at the point I’m in the mood for at that given moment :-)

  249. Lizzy Girl says:

    I am currently sewing a hopefully rad looking polka-dot rainbow rag quilt :) Thanks to all the classes on this site, I feel confident it will come out looking just how I want :)

  250. Eva Kuti says:

    I am working on a Christmas table runner :)