January 27, 2015

My new book is out: Giveaway! Party in Portland!

Today Amazon says it is shipping my new book. Happy happy, boing boing! Thank you to those of you who already left reviews on the Kindle version, you rock! Leaving a review is so helpful, especially with a new release. It's a very kind thing to do for an author, so thank you.


My beloved Portlanders, let's get together and talk about how much free-motion quilting makes us quiver, yeah? My amazing, kind, generous, and talented friend Nancy Stovall at Just Quilting is hosting a book signing party at her longarm studio. We will have snacks. We will have a longarm ready for you to play with - his name is Manny and you will love him. I will have my books to sell (yes, even with a credit card, because I finally got a square reader!). If you already have purchased a copy bring it on by and I'll sign it! 

The details: 
Friday, February 13th 
6:00pm
Just Quilting, 2738 SE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR. (Look for the entrance on Taggart)

And if you're not in Portland, I haven't forgotten about you. I love you! So much that I want to give away a copy of this book to one of you, so how about I do that now? The giveaway is open to you no matter where you live. Leave a comment, any comment on this post to enter. Please make sure I have your email address. If you are a no-reply commenter someone else will get the book you should have won because I won't be able to reach you to tell you I drew your name. Wouldn't that be sad? Yes, it would. Leave me your email address if you don't know what a no-reply commenter is because you might be one! Update: The giveaway is now closed. 


Well that's it! I'll close entries and draw a winner on Thursday 1/29.  Comments are now closed and a winner has been drawn!

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Ruth said...

I would love to win your book! I need all the help I can get.

Jess said...

I've heard about your book on a couple of different blogs and cant wait ti read it. I really hope i win a copy from you.

jessica.breidinger@yahoo.com

Linda said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING IN YOUR GIVEAWAY AS WELL!
I'M GOING TO LEARN TO FM QUILT !

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Jean said...

This sounds like a really good book to get me off dead center and try to do this free motion quilting. I've been following your blog for a long time and always enjoy reading it.

MaryAnn Guappone said...

I would love to try some of your techniques. I could really use the help.

Mims said...

Your books sounds great, I can't wait to see it. And I hope I'll be able to stop by the party on Friday.

twodraftmom said...

The book looks great and I'd love a copy. Thanks

twodraftmom said...

The book looks great and I'd love a copy. Thanks

Tomomi McElwee said...

looks great. love to have one please.

Margaret Maloney said...

Mazel tov!

You can reach me at: margaret dot maloney at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Congratulations and wish I could be there to celebrate with you!

ParadiseBreeze Quilts said...

Hi Christina! I have your first book and I'd love a copy of this one! Good luck with the release! paradisebreezequilts@gmail.com

Terry said...

I'd love to win your book! I really want to try some free motion quilting...this might be just the push I need. Thank you! :0)

Lara B. said...

Happy Party Christina and many congratulations! I hope you all have a marvelous time together. I'd come if Portland wasn't so far away. You don't need to add me to the drawing, because I have three versions of your book! (One to giveaway on my blog now too)

Laura said...

I have your first book and your second one looks amazing. Congrats!

Jackie said...

I sure wish I lived in Portland, and even though I have the ebook version I'd love to win a "paper" copy. Thanks for the chance.

Nicole said...

I would love to win this for my guild's library. Want to come do a trunk show/workshop in sunny Victoria? Not kidding, email me!

And congratulations!!

MareMare said...

Congrats on your new book! I love the first one so much, this one is sure to be awesome!

Cassandra said...

Congratulations are in order! I wish you the best!
I bought my machine with free motion quilting in mind and still hardly ever do it, need more practice I suppose :)

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Thanks for a chance to win! I've been practicing my FMQ and it's mostly doo doo. :O/ I could definitely use your book!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh my!!!!!! I want to win this book...thank you for the chance!!!

Neva said...

I have and refer to your first book all the time. Looking forward to working with your second one. Congratulations!

Cindy Maki said...

Congrats!!! I Need this.

Willit Neverend said...

Congratulations! How exciting.

Marty G said...

I have seen your book reviewed by several bloggers that I follow and would love a chance to win your book. I am a visual learner and your book looks to be perfect to add to my library. Can't wait to try some of your designs.

Linda Herzog said...

I am so ready to start my FMQ adventure. Winning this book would be a huge help. Thanks.

elle said...

I didn't think I needed 'another' MQing book but I think I do! :)

Lisa A said...

I struggle so much with how to quilt things. I would love to win your book.

QuiltShopGal said...

What fun. I wish I could attend your book signing, but date and logistics won't work for me. But I hope you get a lot of book signings all over the world. Of course, I'd love to see you come sign books in So. Cal. (we have warm weather too!). Still, I'll happily help with PR for your book signing. Off to share on Facebook and Twitter right now. I also added your giveaway to a page where I share insights on contests and giveaways: http://quiltshopgal.com/giveaways-and-contests/


QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Joyful Quilter said...

I love all your blog FMQ tutorials so I'm sure I will love your book. Congratulations!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Friday the 13th is during our shop hop, here. Congrats on the new book. I really need to sit down and practice, practice, practice.

Lee said...

congratulations! I know the book will be great!

Janarama said...

Congratulations on your new book. This would be a great companion to your book First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting, which I already have.

Carol said...

Congratulations on your book! What an accomplishment!

Vicki B said...

Would love to win. So many quilts tops in my closet that need to be quilted. I just can't seem to get them done. Scared I guess

Becki said...

Congratulations on the new book! I can't wait to see it in person. Thanks for the opportunity to win my own copy.

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Congratulations on your new book! I would love to win a copy. I have a question about your book: do you recommend that I read your previous book first? Thanks!

ml said...

I've learned so much from your first book and look forward to your new one. Congratulations! You are a gifted gal.

Colleen said...

I've read great reviews on your book already. I hope I win, but if not, it will be on my "to purchase" list.

Lori S said...

Congratulations on your book. Very Exciting!

Claire Middleton said...

Lovely blog! Congratulations on your new book, and thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing. ClaireCleansUp at gmail dot com

Robyn Woehlke said...

I am taking your new Craftsy class and it is awesome! You are a very talented lady. Congratulations on your new book! Just in case I am the book winner my email is rjwoehlke@aim.com.

Kelsey said...

Loved your Craftsy class - excited to check out your book!

JoyceLM said...

I'd love to win a copy of your new book - thanks.

Jen Backus said...

Loving your Craftsy class, would love a print copy of your book too! Congratulations and thanks so much for all you do.

Diane said...

Congrats on your book! I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

Sewgirl said...

Congratulations on a job well done. Your book is on my wish list!

Allison C said...

Congrats! I could use some more pointers and design ideas. I'm a FMQ newb.

Renea said...

Congratulations on your book. It looks really nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Congratulations on your book! How exciting!

cathy said...

I enjoy your blog. I have been inspired to keep working on my machine quilting. Now I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks from cathyquilt@gmail.com

riverviewstitching said...

congratulations on your book!Thanks for the opportunity to win it

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Congrats on the newly released book! G Fahrion at Comcast.net

nicolesender said...

What a great accomplishment! I would love to have a copy!

Kat said...

Hope you have a great party. Am currently enjoying your online Craftsy course. Would love to receive a copy of your new book.

Jill said...

I've been following your blog for a while, and waiting for your book to come out! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nessy said...

Thanks for this giveaway. Hugs from Spain.

Anita C said...

Just saw your book at Road to California this past weekend. Added to my list of must haves. Fingers crossed I win otherwise will be purchasing next week :)

Marti M said...

Looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Patchwork and Play said...

"Turn Nine Simple Shapes into 80+ Distinctive Designs"- now that sounds enticing! Congratulations on your new book! I wish I lived in Portland!

Tilly said...

Congrat with your new book, looks very interesting. And I m not living in Portland sadly.

June D said...

beautiful photos - great idea for a book. Congratulations on being published. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

Diana said...

Awesome book! Good luck with it. I'd love a free copy, BTW. ;)

Béa said...

I would be so happy to win this book, looks very interesting and inspirational .

Hilary Florence said...

Congratulations on your book. such an achievement - you must be thrilled
hilaryparke@homecall.co.uk

louisea2 said...

Congratulations!! I'm new to free motion and would love the opportunity to read advice and learn from a professional. Thank you for paying it forward. ;)


louisea2@yahoo.ca

Agi said...

congrats, your book looks fabulous from the cover sheet I would really love to see what is inside! email: matisagnes at yahoo.com

Carol Jones said...

Would so love this book my free motion quilting needs all the help it can get.
ca2jo@yahoo.co.uk

ozone3 said...

I've read some great reviews on this book. Would love to win it!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kathy S. said...

Congrats on your new book -- happy, happy -- but FMQ is definitely not boring for me! Thanks for the chance to win. Shahann at yahoo dot com.

sandypoa05 said...

Hello, from south Brazil. Congratulations on your book, I love to play with my fabric pieces and finish them with quilting, but i just do the very simple free motion in my home machine (not a quilter machine). I would love to have your book and I can pay mail fees here. Thank you so much for the opportunity
Sandra, sandypoa05@yahoo.com

Dorian said...

Looks like a great book! Another to add to my growing FMQ collection :) Have a great party.

mac said...

Congratulations on your book and thanks for the inspiration.

Quiltsmiles said...

Congratulation Christina! Whoop Whoop from northern NY (near the Canadian Border) from someone who loves your quilting style so much that I just purchased your book this past weekend. It's wonderful, Thanks!!!

Quiltsmiles said...

I just realized I bought your first book, First Steps to free-motion quilting, not this one. Would love to see this one in person.

Jeanine said...

I am excited to see your book, so thank you for the opportunity to win!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! Would love to win this book. Thanks!

Stitchin At Home said...

Congrats! I would love to win your book. Thanks for the chance to win,

RJS said...

I love your first book so the second one would be icing on the cake.

Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert said...

Congratulations one more time! Would love to win a copy of your book! Love you and your great work Christina!

Andrea R said...

Yay! This looks fabulous!

Debbie said...

A second one! Congrats.....know you are proud and excited. Me , too, for you.

lauraluvsloons said...

I love reading your blog, trying out the FMQ designs you share. I can't wait to see you 2nd book and would love to win one!

Elaine said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

Elaine said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

Denise said...

I would love to win your book. Thanks for teaching on Craftsy.

Monika Kern said...

Would love a copy of your book to inspire me to get back into more quilting again and to give me new ideas - thanks for the opportunity!

lupnuti said...

I love your designs that you so generously post in your blog and am sure your book is just as inspiring. Congratulations on being published!

Margaret said...

I would love to Have your book. I am practicing fmq every day and would love your help

Margaret said...

I would love to Have your book. I am practicing fmq every day and would love your help

Cynthia Shanley said...

Congrats! Can't wait to get your book!

Keysha L Pryor said...

I would love to have your book. Then I could free motion quilt like the pros.

Renee Galloway said...

I'm a newbie at free motion quilting so I would LOVE your new book!

Tammy Hutchinson said...

I'm looking forward to this book-however I get to read it! Congratulations!

Joanne Lattrell said...

Congratulations on your new book. I would love to be the winner, so I could improve my quilting.

Elsa said...

And it's a fab book too!!! Don't pick me cause I've already got one ~ just had to leave a comment! See you at Nancy's! YAY!!!

Susan said...

Congrats on your second book! I would LOVE to win it. I have your first book on my nightstand and I love the inspriation and what I've learned (and quilted) from it!

Susan said...

Oops- I was so excited I forgot my email-- susan s 815 at g mail dot come

oldlady quilter said...

Congratulations on your latest publication~you rock my quilting world and I would totally love to win this book.

Carole said...

Congrats on your new book, hope it is a quick "sell out"!

Mina said...

Congratulations! I am needing so much help with the FMQ part of quilting!

lag123 said...

I am a newbie to FMQ and I really need help.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Kathleen said...

My son got me your first book for my birthday last year, so I'd love to have this second one!

kmclaugh4@yahoo.com

Tina Short said...

Congratulations. Love your blog and find it very helpful, the book would be wonderful.

Liz aka Fibergeek said...

Looks like a book I need in my library. Hope I am the winner!

Ann said...

Would love to win your book! It looks wonderful

Louise said...

How exciting! I remember the thrill of my first book being published. Congratulations!

Sheila said...

I love your first book and your Craftsy class; would be thrilled to win the new book and continue learning from you.

Rilene said...

Congratulations on your book! What an accomplishment! I really need to work on my FMQ - this sounds like just the ticket!

kc said...

Congratulations on your new book! I've read about it on a couple other blogs, and it sounds like it's awesome & pretty much fool-proof....just what I need. I started my adventure in FMQ just a couple of weeks ago, and boy, oh boy, do I have a lot to learn! Your book sounds like exactly the help I need, so thanks for the chance to win it!

Chris Cole said...

It looks like a great book!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! I'm sure it is amazing. I would love to take a closer look!

LeAnne said...

Congratulations. Would love to win your book.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the book release!
drlbennett at gmail dot com

Reader Owl said...

Your book is on my wishlist - I'm loving your class.

Margo said...

Congratulations on the new book! I can't wait to check it out. I'm signed up in your Craftsy class and am really enjoying it! margoburton AT gmail DOT com

Marla said...

Congratulations on your new book. I'm learning a lot from your Craftsy class and I refer to your book "First Steps..." all the time. Thanks!

Maxine said...

Now I wish I lived in Portland. Sounds like a fun party.

Andrea York said...

I'd love this book. I'm a beginner and have pieced my first quilt but have never tried FMQ~

Scorpie said...

Thank you so much for both of your books. Just got back from ordering both of them from Amazon. Am a new quilter/sewer/piecer and am so impressed with your down to earth writing and instructions.

Scorpie said...

Thank you so much for both of your books. Just got back from ordering both of them from Amazon. Am a new quilter/sewer/piecer and am so impressed with your down to earth writing and instructions.

A Nudge said...

Having watched all your videos so far, I know the book would be helpful too! Thanks for the Chance!
Angie in SoCal

Vicki Anderson said...

I would love to win a book. I have learned so much from you already through your blogs and videos.

Shebandowan said...

I would love to win your book. I have taken a course recently and really need help to master free motion quilting, Thanks for the chance.

Janet

Bella Quilts said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment and thrill for you. Wish I were in Portland so I could visit, try out Manny and meet you in person.

Carol Blew said...

I am so happy you have a book--I am hooked on learning FMC and want to "soak up" every little bit of it I can.

Judy J said...

I really want to learn FMQ and I'm so nervous to start. This book could be the friend that walks me through it.

Elizabeth McIntyre said...

LOVE your FMQing !

Susan Rice said...

Congratulations on your new book. I would love a copy.

marmaladeinstead said...

I took your craftsy class and loved it! - so I would love to win a copy of your new book! rachelkbayne at gmail dot com:)

wendy said...

Love your work, your instructions are so easy to follow! Congrats on the new book, I will be getting one either by winning or purchasing one. Hope I win!!!

Ewa said...

Congratulations on the new book
Lucky if I could have it at home.
My mail : wewkowie@vp.pl

Sharon said...

I just saw this on instagram! I want and need this book!

Kathy Pennell said...

I would love to win your book! Congratulations on its publication!

Althea Claradene said...

What a great accomplishment! I certainly want a chance to win your book. Just to be sure, I'm placing your book in my shopping cart on Amazon so I don't forget to get myself a copy if I'm not the lucky winner.

Susan Wright said...

I don't know if this already posted but I pre-ordered the book and it should be here Friday! But I'd love to win one to give to a friend. I love your YouTube videos and seeing how we can really quilt on our home machines.

Jacqueline Bahí said...

Me encantaría poder ver su libro, seguro que tiene acolchados muy interesantes. Gracias por la oportunidad.

Kate Williams said...

I would love a copy of your book! Wish I was in portland.

Susan Duval said...

I loved your Craftsy class and would now love your new book! I love your style of quilting! I'm a L & D nurse, so all the more reason for me to win your book! Haha!
Sue Smduval@mac.com

Katerina said...

Congratulation on your new book! It looks amazing, I would love to have it.

Gill said...

Congratulations on your book - I would love to win a copy!

Julie in GA said...

Your book looks great and I would love to win a copy to try out your techniques.

Allison Sews said...

I'm so excited to check out your new book! I've already tried the lily pad design that someone posted on IG and it was awesome. Congrats girl!

frau z said...

thanks for the chance to win! Your first one gave me the courage to start FQM so I'm really excited about your second one! Love from Bavaria w{a}lly{dot}de

ChaosTeam said...

congratulations and thank you for the chance to win! I'm excited to check out your new book!

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Stina... said...

Woot woot!!!! Congratulations!!! Have looked forward to this book .... So thanks for the chance to win a signed copy.... :0)))))

GranChris said...

I sew want to improve my quilting skills. This would help a lot. Congratulations on the book.

liniecat said...

Many many congratulations on the publication of your book!
I find your blog posts interesting and very supportive for those of us whose brain and fingers don't seem to work in tandem when FMQ lol

Carmen Carter said...

I'm looking forward to purchasing your new book! I enjoying your website and appreciate that you share your knowledge and talents with us. Thank you!

Vjquilter said...

Love your first book and am really looking forward to this book too!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Your book looks awesome! Congrats!

MadHappyCrafter said...

Christina - I'm so happy for you! I would lovelovelove to win a copy of your second book! If I don't win it, I'm certain to buy it when I have some work and money again.

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Your book looks awesome! Congrats!

Lorie Bugaiski said...

I have been learning free motion quilt for about 4 months know! Some are great looking some aren't so good, I just check out your book on Amazon it looks great just what I need! Thanks for a chance to win your great book! I practice, practice, and practices, is there any other advice that you can give to me, or something else that I need to get to learn free motion quilting!

Debby said...

Congrats on the new book! You should be proud of yourself and I'd sure be proud to have it.
dtmb97@aol.com

Gabrielle Robles said...

I am so looking forward to your book. Thanks to IG I was able to learn about your blog and saw another IG post about your book. Good luck at your book party.

Shelley said...

Congratulations on your book release!! I need a copy of this so badly so I can get my fmq skills in a better place!

patty a. said...

Congrats on your book release! have a wonderful time at the party!

Kate Danby said...

I have your first book and love it and am following your Craftsy class too. One way or another I am determined to master the art of Free Motion Quilting! Thank you for all the tips and hints you give for free.
katedanby2@gmail.com

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Mine just came and I posted it to Instagram saying I can't wait till the kids go to bed so I can read through it. I thumbed through and it looks great! If I win I'll give my copy to my sister or cousin...I'll flip a coin;)

mia cardenas said...

Congrats ! I hope to make it to the book signing

narthex said...

well done and congratulations!
jackiemangus AT hotmail DOT com

Juline Bajada said...

I am constantly referring to your tutorials -- thank you for taking the time to create them! I've rearranged my work schedule to attend your book launch, so if I don't win this copy, I'll be purchasing my own next month. :)

Jen Beatty said...

Congratulations, I'm looking forward to learning from your new book!

Farm Quilter said...

Fingers crossed here, but I'll be haunting my LQS if I don't win...or maybe Amazon would be faster!!! Thank you :)

Jo Ann 3 said...

Will either win or buy your book,but hop to win it. Thanks for the chance.

cityquilter grace said...

this would be an awesome gift for my friend vic,a beginniner at FMQ....

Arlene Delloro said...

I received my copy of your book today and it's fabulous. I'd like to win a copy so I can donate it to my guild's library.

CJ said...

Ohhh, I'd love to win a copy of your book!

Barb N said...

Definitely time for a party to celebrate! I have your first book, so I should definitely get your second book - a set! Congratulations! Enjoy the wave.

Debbie said...

Congrats on your new book. Look fabulous. I hope I win. Thanks for the chance. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

Kathy said...

Congrats on the new book, and thanks for the opportunity to win!

Michele said...

Congratulations on the new book! If I win, could you please sign it for me?

Mary said...

Congratulations on the release of your book I'm a new follower and look forward to following you in the future thank you Mary Landon 2013@yahoo.com

Jennifer Rossotti said...

I just got a long arm machine and I need this book! I would love to win.

Eileen S said...

I would LOVE to win your book. I'm a beginner FMQer, so I can use all the help I can get! azura428@comcast.net

Fiberquilt said...

I am excited for your new book. Congratulations

Kaye M said...

I admire your machine quilting talent and your willingness to share with your readers. Congrats on the new book, what an amazing accomplishment! tkmattson@hotmail.com

Agent 99 said...

Oh, how exciting! I have your first book so I know how much work you put into your publications. I would *love* to win a copy of this new book! Just in case: halfbrit(dot)allwit(at)gmail(dot)(com)

Cathy said...

I would love to win this book! I really feel inspired by your designs and your approach, but most of all your enthusiasm! My email is moldilocks@hotmail.com. Moldilocks, by the way is my tortoiseshell cat. I really don't have such low self esteem.

Amanda Conger said...

This book looks wonderful! : )

Wendi said...

Congrats on your book! :) Your book looks awesome. I'm new to Long Arming and pretty sure I need your book. Hoping to win! :)

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your new book, and thanks so much for a chance to win it. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win your new book. It looks like an awesome resource to add to my library.

umbrellalady said...

If your book cover is any indication of what is inside - I think it's going to be a winner!

Jill Tartaglino said...

Loved your craftsy class and your designs. I'm sure the book will be filled with more great patterns!

Jill
Tartag4@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Congratulations on the book! I'd love to win a copy. sarah@forrussia.org

Ann Z said...

I'm loving your Craftsy class, and I'm sure your book is fabulous!

Cecilia said...

I love your first book and this one looks great, too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

PK Sews said...

Congratulations on your book! It looks wonderful! I wish I lived close to Portland so that I could party with you! But alas I'm in Wisconsin, so I hope you post pictures for our vicarious enjoyment. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melody Lutz said...

A book would be inspiring! Love to FMQ...just stopped to watch some TV.

Pam said...

Congrats Christina! So excited to see your new book!

wish2stitch said...

Congtraulations on your book release . Have enjoyed following your blog for some time now.

2ne said...

Congratulation with your book. It looks great and I'm sure it would be fun to have a copy :-D Have a great and creative day.

Sonja Mclane said...

I am just trying to teach myself to machine quilt so this would be great!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

Laikabear said...

Daaang, look at all those comments! :) I don't need an entry to win your book because I already bought it and it came today! I love all the new designs in the book and I can't wait to start stitching some of them, now that my beloved Juki is finally back from being repaired. Congrats on Book #2!

Laikabear said...

Daaang, look at all those comments! :) I don't need an entry to win your book because I already bought it and it came today! I love all the new designs in the book and I can't wait to start stitching some of them, now that my beloved Juki is finally back from being repaired. Congrats on Book #2!

DeborahGun said...

I learnt so much from your first book that I would love to win this one :-)

quiltmusings said...

I have heard wonderful things about your teaching. I would love a copy of the book!

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