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.
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.
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.
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
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!