Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day Two - Blog Book Tour Give Away

It's my turn to share with you Sue's new book. Who doesn't love a new book that is not only for the experienced quilter but for the beginner who is paralyzed by what fabric choices to use?



As the book title reads "Pick Four" I went to my stash and selected my four fabrics. Sue suggest "Find Your Focus" fabric. Because I have a stash of fabric from years of hoarding I was able to pick from my stash. I'm sure you will agree that when you shop for fabric there is always that one fabric that just stands out and says PICK ME!


Sue's book will guide you on your fabric choices since a total of just four are needed it doesn't become an overwhelming task for the beginner quilter. With that said, you don't need just four to make the 12 patterns in the book. You can make these as scrappy or varied as you like!



When I first saw peeks into "Pick Four" at Amazon.com this particular pattern caught my eye immediately. It is called, "Antique Nine Patches." I just had to make it because I had the red focus fabric just waiting for the perfect pattern.


Sue suggest "Find Your Clues" from your focus fabric. I chose my background and two prints and got to work piecing and quilting.



A word on quilting: Thank goodness Sue doesn't leave you hanging with the famous "Quilt As Desired" we see on most patterns leaving us to try our best with magnifiers to see just how the quilt was quilted in the pattern. Am I right? Sue has quilting options! Sue suggested just quilting an allover design on this one. I chose to quilt this quilt with a pattern called, Special Roses.


Here is the end result after a wash, dry and crinkle it is cozy. "Pick Four" is available for purchase from Martingale & Co., Amazon or your local quilt shop. However, there are TEN bloggers participating in this book tour that are each giving away an autographed copy of the book so be sure to visit them. "You can't win a copy unless you enter." (kind of like winning the lottery....you need to buy a ticket!!)


To enter and win a copy from my blog I am asking you to visit Sue's blog and tell me something you learned about Sue. If you want to become a follower of Sue or me great, but not required. I'm guessing Sue will be reading my comments so make it a fun comment about Sue. A winner will be announced this upcoming Sunday morning.


Your stop tomorrow is at Pat's Blog, Silver Thimble Talk for another chance to win!

162 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Good morning ladies. What do I know about Sue - well I 'fell' across her with the Christmas Quilt Along. THings were already on a roll, but Sue was so gracious in providing me with patterns, details and just plain nicety to help me catch up, that I have looked forward to everyone of those special days.

Mystica said...

I certainly got updated about what your state is famous for! The doughnut part was particularly nice.

Wendz said...

I've learnt that Sue is a gifted quilter, who makes her guests (Princess Dorothy)very comfortable, and lives in my neighbourhood :) Now, I need this book because that is a great quilt and assistance like that in choosing the fabric can only improve my patchwork and quilting.

Teresa said...

I learned she has an absolutely adorable Princess Dorothy reigning over her castle.

Barbara said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully, and your fabric choices are perfect! Choosing fabric is what I absolutely dread as I just can't visualize how they'll go together. I never would have thought the four fabrics you chose would go together so well, but they look amazing! Oh, and I learned that Sue not only lets Princess Dorothy help with quilting, but also lets her post on her blog!

Gene Black said...

LOL... I think we all learned about the lovely Princess Dorothy. But I also learned that I am not the only one who doesn't like the "adding borders" stage of the quilt. Sue said it is her least favorite part. I find it rather boring myself unless I used pieced borders.

Dana Gaffney said...

I've been following Sue for a while now and ran across her quite a bit recently in the Pets on Quilts show. She's smart and kind. Her quilting is wonderful and she loves Princess Dorothy. Thanks for the chance, I find this book fascinating.

Kim said...

I learned thatnSue is from the UK, and putting borders on a quilt is not her favorite part of quilting. Love your quilt!

Wendy said...

Hi Mary,
Looks like a great book, well I learned that Sue has 3 grandsons, I bet they keep her busy. Have a great day.
Wendy (waiting for Irene to pass on by).

Donna said...

I follow Sue. She is a kind, generous lady from London. She is a wonderful encourager with a a positive "smile" on her blog and in her return comments.

Sue has a little guy named Tom who reads maps from her satnav. Interested? Go find him in an October, 2010 post of Sue's. I had to go search for the post that I knew was there.

gill said...

I know Sue is a pensioner!! (sorry Sue!) from Leeds with 3 grandsons
I have been following her blog for a while

LesQuilts said...

I love your quilt! I often let a certain fabric "speak to me" an then build from there.
Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Ann Marie said...

Sue loves cats, and has a wonderful sense of humor too.

Barb said...

Mary, I just love your quilt, amazing. Great post.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

She's a talented quilter from Leeds, in the U.K. She's married, has a DD and a DS and three wonderful grandchildren.
Thank you foe the giveaway and for the chance of meeting fantastic quilters.

Jessica said...

I learnt that she is from the UK and has a cat names Princess Dorothy who loves the snuggle with the gorgeous quilts!

Vicki ♥ said...

This book looks like it would be great and I love your quilt you made. I learnt that Sue likes Christmas and loves her cat :)
Hugs Vicki x

Barb said...

What a great review of a great book. I first learned about Sue during the Pets on Quilts show!! And then realized that she wrote this fabulous book!! Her blog is interesting and humorous and I love the pics of her three grandsons!!

Lynn said...

I learned that Sue must be awesome, because the first thing she wrote about you was that Krispy Kreme donuts come from NC. I took the kids yesterday morning as a last day of summer treat and the sign was lit and the donuts were fresh and hot! I'm off topic, but for Sue to know about this all the way from England is impressive!!!!

Marja said...

I was number 53,768 on her blog today!

Anne said...

According to her website, Sue draws a pension - I wonder what they look like when they are drawn. Are they as beautiful as a quilt? In Sue's hands, I'm sure they are.

KWILEY said...

Oh - I would so love to win a copy of this book. What i learned about Sue - well - i guess I've seen this book and folks chattering about it lately - and thought it was a fairly "local" author....I had no clue until I visited her blog she's from the united kingdom. I just think it's cool how blog land makes everyone seem so close! Thanks for a chance to win.

Rachel said...

I love your post! Sue is the one who host the Christmas Quilt longs!

Maureen said...

I learned that Sue did a survey about a 2012 Christmas Quiltalong.

pcflamingo said...

Sue has a cat named Princess Dorothy, and there is a very intriguing fabric in loopy scrolls running along the sides of her blog. What is it?

tpott said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully. The colors are great but the quilting is what brings the whole quilt together. Now for what I learned about Sue, She's from the U.K., she's married, retired, a mother of 2, grandmother to 3 and has a cat named Princess Dorothy. On top of that she a very talented and accomplished quilter. Also this is not the first time she was published. Thanks for hosting! ;>

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am already a follower of Sue's blog :-) Sue is from the UK and she is such a lovely blogger. I enjoyed meeting Princess Dorothy when she was entered in the Pets on Quilts Show. Thanks Mary for the review. And let me tell you, it's not just beginners who have a hard time choosing fabrics and colors :-S

Stray Stitches said...

I learned that Sue has an adorable cat that reigns over house and home :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

sheddy said...

Your quilt is lovely. Love to win the book. Love the premise.

Mimi said...

I know that Sue is an awesome and talented quilter. I would love to win this book!

Shelley said...

Love the quilt Mary!! That red focus is fab! I have the book too and love it :)

Deb said...

Sue has had quilts published in magazines and is from UK. I'm looking forward to possibly winning her book!

Shakerwood said...

Fun fact about Sue: her and her hubby love to travel by train to see their lovely countryside!

Penny from S.C. said...

Well, I learned that she has one daughter and one son, just like me! Her patterns are great. Thanks

GeeMa said...

Lovely quilt. Adore your focus fabric. Hope things are well in God's Country. I'm originally from Davidson County, NC.

I learned that Sue has a cat named Princess Dorothy.

GeeMa said...

Lovely quilt. Adore your focus fabric. Hope things are well in God's Country. I'm originally from Davidson County, NC.

I learned that Sue has a cat named Princess Dorothy.

Brenda said...

Lovely quilt. I really like your choice of colors.

Carol said...

Nice quilt Mary, love your color choices. Didn't have much time to look at Sue's web-site, she lives in UK and seems to like cats, sorry I have to get ready for work. Would love a chance to win this book.

Lynn said...

Mary, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love your fabric selection. Great review of Sue's book.

JulieF1962 said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Those are my colors exactly. I have seen this book at a local quilt shop, but I didn't know anything about the author. Now I know that she is from the UK, is a wife, mom, and grandmother, and, from what I could see, is an excellent quilter!

Kristen said...

I'd been reading Sue for a while so I went back into her archives to learn something about her, and discovered that she hobnobs with royalty at Royal Ascot in the Royal Enclosure. As if wearing big hats to the races wasn't cool enough!

Thanks for the chance to win - looks like a great book to sew up some charity quilts from my unending, overflowing stash!

Snoodles said...

I first met Sue and Princess Dorothy in the Pet Parade this year! I learned from her blog that she dislikes boring borders, just like me. I try to add scrappy borders, to keep it interesting! Thanks for the chance to win, neighbor! (I'm south of you in SC)

Karen said...

I've been a follower of Sue's for a long time. Sue was one of the very first people to find my blog (along with our host today *wink*) and she has been such a delight to get to know. I'd love to own her book!!!

Sallie said...

I love the four fabrics you picked! Thanks for the giveaway! I learned that Sue has 3 grandsons aged 13, 9 and 5.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I was already a follower of Sue's and what I learned on her blog this morning is not about Sue, but about North Carolina - Krispy Kreme's started there!

Loveday's Day said...

I learned that Sue is lives in the UK.

Pokey said...

Sue takes her Dad shopping (I like that) and received her copies of the book on July 22, yippee! Congrats to here for being published! I joined in over there, too.
I certainly can see why you chose the quilt you did, it finished so pretty.
:-}pokey

Barb said...

What I learned about Sue:
Well, she is certainly NOT old enough to be retired--her picture verifies that! She has a wonderful sense of humor and way of writing that just makes me laugh! I read all of posts about the cat you are sitting! Very funny! I also learned that she has a computerized longarm that I am definitely very jealous of--I want one; I know her quilting is beautiful--just look at those quilts!

I follow both blogs--thanks so much for the chance to win Sue's wonderful book--

Vivian said...

I love, love, love your version of the quilt so now I am curious as to what the book version looks like.

Guess I am headed over to Sue's to see if I can't win one before I have to buy one! Did the tour bus leave this stop yet?!

Peg said...

Looks like just the book I need to have in my 'library'.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I went back to 2009 to learn something new about Sue. Like most people Sue thinks snow is gorgeous to look at but not so much fun to live in. A few days of snow and she has had enough lol.

Needled Mom said...

I already follow Sue and know that she is very productive!!!

Pen Pen said...

I went to Sue's blog yesterday, after reading your post about the blog book tour. I left her a comment and she even responded back to me with an email. So, I know that she is a personable lady and I will buy the book, if I don't win one. But I do hope to win! And... I LOVE YOUR QUILT that you made from the book!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Wendy said...

I learned that she loves cats, is a great quilter and lives in the UK.....I could really use this book, thanks for the opportunity to win one.....

Lee Ann said...

I accidentally stumbled across Sue's blog via another blog I am following about her book. So, I don't know her well. I love the fact that she got a book published in her "twilight" years. (She is collecting a pension which indicates to me she's retired.) This makes me hopeful. I don't want to publish a book; but, I do have dreams. :-)

Rita said...

Looks like a great book. I learned that Sue is from the UK. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heartsdesire said...

After following Sue's blog for sometime now, I've learned that Sue is one talented lady living in the UK, and that her new book is going to be a huge success. I also know that she is not very enthusiastic about putting borders on her quilts. Me neither. So I don't!

Karen said...

I didn't have to visit Sue's blog to tell you something about her. She and Cathi from Shakerwood Quilts are hosting the Christmas Sew-Along which I take part in. Sue is getting close to finishing her day of sewing about the time I start. And she always cleans her house on Saturday morning.
The top fabric in your pile is a piece that will be in my basket quilt. I recognized it right away.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is my fabric!!!! It looks great! I noticed that right now Sue is on a Christmas kick, has my favorite christmas movie clip on her blog (Rudolph) and seems to love trivia! I never knew all those things about North Carolina and Christmas!

PDXPam said...

After reading through quite a few posts, new and old, I learned that Sue pet sits and treats the fur babies wonderfully. Too bad she doesn't live here in the states to pet sit for us!

I would love to win this book and if I don't, it's definitely on my to buy list!

Janet said...

It's hard to learn something new about Sue, because I have been a follower for a long time and she visits me too. I know she is a kind and caring blogger as well as a awesome quilter. I would love to win a book, but I'll probably buy one if I don't.

Shannon said...

One thing I learned about her is she like to make short posts. It is great. I like how she says what she wants and then moves on. Thank you for the give away, I can't wiat to get this book.

Pam said...

I am a relatively new follower of Sue. I learned she was from the UK.

Sunnybec said...

Love that quilt in those colours. Sure hope one of my entries wins me this book. Linda

Kathy MacKie said...

Sue is from the UK and has 3 grandsons. Like me she isn't particularly fond of putting borders on her quilts.

Sinta Renee said...

Are you kidding... Sue is old enough to have 3 grandchildren... the oldest being, well, dare I say, a teenager???
You are three times blessed:)

James-Linda said...

HI MARY,I REALLY DID NOT CARE FOR THE FABRICS IN THE STACK AT ALL, BUT YOUR FINISHED QUILT IS SO BEAUTIFUL, SO NEAT! I JUST LOVE IT!
I LEARNED THAT SUE IS SURE A GIFTED QUILTER TOO!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Janet said...

Great review. Sue is an awesome quilter and I love the stories of Princess Dorothy. Thanks for the chance to win her terrific book.

Marj said...

I love how Sue introduced you by listing what NC is famous for. I was most surprised to learn it was the birth place of Krispy kream donuts.
Thanks for a chance to win Sue's wonderful book.

Loris said...

Mary, your quilt is beautiful! I love the quilts with the vertical rows and this one is inspiring!
Sue is talented and I was surprised to read that she not only has designed these patterns but is also a longarm quilter. She is bringing alot of beauty and inspiration to the quilt world.
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this cool book. I like how you can pick four...or many scraps.

Lori said...

You have made a lovely quilt. I had never heard of Sue before, but am intrigued by her bool. I also learned she is from the UK. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

I learned that Sue and I have three things in common: we both have gray cats, love Christmas and hate to put on borders!

Catskill Quilter said...

Sue is the youngest person in the U.K. to draw a pension! She also does not know that you all in North Carolina are expecting company -- a girl named Irene. Please be careful and keep you and yours safe! I will be sending you Good Thoughts!

pbee ... said...

If the instructions for 'Chocolate for Christmas' are like those in 'Pick Four' the book will be great! I love her linear approach. Hope I get to see the real thing!

Linda said...

I really like this quilt. Simple but elegant. I love the colors and the fabric. I like what you said about "quilt as desired" and I thought it was funny because I pull out my magnifying glass to see how the quilts were quilted in the books I'm working out of...it gave me a good laugh. Hmm, as for learning a little more about Sue, I found out that she has a gray cat that she allows to help her with the arrangement of her quilt blocks. She likes Christmas and co hosts a Christmas QAL with another blogging friend and she doesn't like to put borders on. Wow, we have alot in common. I also learned more about your state that I didn't know thanks to Sue too....Thanks for the chance to win and I'm really enjoying this little hop.

Leah said...

I learned about Princess Dorothy

suemac said...

I liked Princess Dorothy. She is a hoot with her gold crown. Clog dancing?

Mrs.Pickles said...

Thank you for the great review! I am looking forward to reading more post on your blog! Since I found Sue's site I have found that she is a very kind person and very willing to help newbies like me out. She is also a VERY talented quilter!

Heather A said...

Sue is a "cat person". I've been following her for a long time now and have been thoroughly entertained by this talented quilter and amusing individual.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Lovely quilt! I follow both you and Sue~ she is always up to something fun and creative! :-) Thanks for the chance. Have a happy day!

Diane said...

I found Sue's least favorite part of quiltmaking is adding borders.

Lee said...

I all got to learn about Dorothy! and the hateful bordering of quilts - i do not like it either! thanks!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Great idea, as a regular of Sue's blog, so for fun I went to dig a little deeper, and what I've long known combined with the pleasant surprise - she lives in East Yorkshire, so when I stumbled upon "The World of James Herriot" museum is in Thirsk North Yorkshire the other day and thought to mention it to her but didn't; I really should have.

Reenie said...

I have learned that Sue is one of the warmest, most encouraging people in blogland. From the first time I joined the Christmas quiltalong last year she has always made me feel like I was welcome and that I counted. Thanks, Sue!!!

Janet said...

I've followed Quilt Sue for a while and I think she is great. I know that she makes up the most interesting quizzes for Christmas Quilt Along days. I even won one once (phew! Try saying that three times fast) and got a lovely mug rug from Sue as a prize. Thanks for a chance to win her book.

Marcia W. said...

Princess Dorothy (known as Dot by hwe special subjects), is currently staying with QuiltSue and her husband Mr Fixit. Princess Dot was sprawled across a quilt in a photo at Quilt Sue's.
This book would be helpful for me as I struggle to select fabrics that "go together" for quilts.

Kathy said...

I learned that Sue is not only an excellent quilter, but great at photography. Love the pictures in her blog. But with a subject like Princess Dorothy and her quilts, how could she go wrong. Please pick me Mr. Random Generator. I stink at putting colors together and need all the help I can get.

Becky said...

I've followed Sue's blog for some time now. It is exciting to see folks with copies of her book. I've especially enjoyed Sue's posts about the Christmas Quilt Along. Love the focus fabric that you used for this quilt. Have a wonderful day!

Vicki said...

hello from Vancouver Island Canada. I have heard of Sue from Sweet P who is part of this give-away. I am following her blog and visited her site today where I read that she has 3 grandsons. Yeah Sue.

Quilting_Chris said...

I learned we have several things in common, such as computerized quilting on a long arm, love cute kitties especially ones of royal attitude and we don't like doing borders. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sally said...

She has a cat named Princess Dorothy. I sure don't know how she got the crown to stay on that cat..lol

Jan said...

Great Quilt! I learned that Sue follows your blog!

Jackie said...

After visiting Sue's blog, I plan on being a follower - love her Princess Dorothy - just wanna give her a hug!

Pat from FL and MI said...

What I learned about Sue? Well that she has a great sense of humor. Loved her post with the blah, blah, blah animation. Also the kitty with the crown. It's all fun!

Linda H said...

I have just recently started reading Sue's blog and have learned she has a great sense of humour. I love people who can write with humour and make me chuckle. Thanks for the chance to win her wonderful book.

meli B said...

Love the way your quilt turned out. I went to Sue's blog and learned that her gorgeous cat is very much a part of her life. Shame she lives so far away. I think my Remy might fancy her.

SubeeSews said...

I see Sue is from the UK. And my name is Sue also!
Crossing my fingers here in Indiana!
XOXOXO Subee

Jen said...

I knew Sue was a quilter, and a writer, and hosted the Christmas Quiltalongs, and is a fabulous grandmother and mother. What I didn't know until today is that Sue is in the UK. I follow both you ladies :)

I love your quilt! It came out gorgeous! I really appreciate that Sue included quilting instructions in her book too. That's fabulous!

Jane said...

Her cat wears a crown!

Lindi said...

From the UK is a grandmother. I am one too with another one in Nov. Loved your fabric choices. L

Pat V. said...

I didn't know Sue was a pensioner...but mostly I learned she has a great sense of humor -- it shows through in all her musings.

Patty said...

I learned that she doesn't like putting on borders...I don't either.

Gayle said...

I learned that Sue is a cat lover!

Donna S. said...

As a beginner quilter this book sounds wonderful!! You described me!! Paralyzed when it comes to picking out fabrics!! The fewer decisions I have to make right now the better!!

mo said...

I learned that Sue has 3 grandsons. Mo

Dianne Mitzel said...

would love to win this wonderful book..your quilt is lovely!

Regina said...

three grandchildren and a bazillion wonderful quilts and ideas!

sandra said...

I have learned that like me Sue is a cat lover so that makes her a lovely person. Also that her quilts and quilting are just beautiful.

Tina said...

I just love her Princess Dorothy!! What a cutie pie!!! And her quilts are pretty great too!

Diana said...

I learned that Sue is from the UK(as is one of my son-in laws) and that she loves her cat and that she is a gifted quilter and wrote a great book that I would love to add to my library.

Sue Tokash said...

What I learned about Sue is not only do we share a wonderful name, we both dislike the process of adding a border to a quilt.

scottylover said...

Thanks for the introduction to Sue! I love her Chocolate for Christmas pattern and am thinking it would make a great quilt for my nephews!

Sandy A

quiltmom said...

Mary,
I have followed Sue's blog for quite awhile now- She makes beautiful quilts and lives in Leeds England.
She and another fellow quilter, Paulette have exchanges quilting projects.
Sue's book looks like a really nice quilt book.
Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely book.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Joanna said...

I have been participating in the Christmas QAL since it began last year, so that is how I know Sue. It's always fun, with a strong community feeling and lots of positive feedback among the participants. I do like the quilt you made from the a pattern in the book. It's beautiful.

Louise said...

I learned that Sue has a gorgeous tabby cat named "Princess Dorothy" aka "Dot". She also lives in the U.K., a place I would love to visit!

Maddy said...

l've learnt that Sue in a "cat Person"(Princess Dorothy reign is supreme) a very talented woman who lives in the UK. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book.

Carrie P. said...

Great quilt, Mary.
I went to Sue's blog and learned she is retired and is also a long arm quilter.
thanks for a chance to win her book.

Dawn said...

Well Sue has a cat that looks just like my old Kitty Kit looked like :) And the fact about Pepsi first made in your state ~ well I visited the original little soda shop in New Bern when my son-in-law was stationed at Cherry Point a few years back :)

Christy said...

I learned that Sue was on the blog tour for one of my most favorite books...Scrapbasket Sensations! Hmmm, wonder if I might win this giveaway to get a new favorite book :)

Joyful Quilter said...

What do I know about Sue? Her cat Dot REALLY knows how to stretch out and relax on quilt. Bet you're not surprised that I learned that.

Your quilt turned out great, I really liked your Pick Four selection.

Vicki said...

Sue is a very talented quilter, with a great cat!.... I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Pat said...

I see that Sue has a cat named Princess Dorothy...very cute! I also see she finds borders not very much fun to do. I agree with that but now I've tried to do some more interesting borders so I don't dread them as much. I love the quilt you made with your 4 fabrics!!!

Heatherly said...

I picked four things I liked about Sue: Her obsession with quilting starts in West Yorkshire and often times will take place on her computerized longarm after she has enjoyed designing her own patterns.

LindaTN said...

Sue does beautiful work and she is from the UK. Sue loves cats and she has a beautiful Princess Dorothy.

Linda TN
ChenL99290@aol.com

Peach Rainbow said...

Already follow both of you!

Well, Sue lives in West Yorkshire. She's married. Has 1 daughter, a son, and 3 grandsons :D

Lyn said...

Sue has written about Princess Dorothy (aka Dot the cat) helping her with her new quilt design Wimbledon Squares, so called because she was watching the tennis at Wimbledon at the time- would love to be as clever as that!

the running chicken quilting said...

Sue? Looks like she is owned by her cat for whom she makes the quilts! Enjoy!!

jirons42 said...

I learned that Sue is a fun, catloving quilter from the UK. I love the quilt that you made from her new book.

Jo said...

I am always up for trying something new. This looks like it would make quilt gift giving really easy...quick patterns without a lot of organizing. Perfect.

Alicia said...

I love the fabrics that you chose for your pick 4 quilt. I think it turned out beautifully. I also enjoyed "popping" over to Sue's blog and getting to know her. I first learned that she lives in England. I was there many years ago and love the country side. I also learned that she identifies things with food ie: Chocolate for Christmas quilt. She is a grandmother and does not really enjoy putting on borders.

I would love to win this book and I think it would make a great assesst to my learning about quilting and choosing fabrics!

Thanks so much.
Blessings,
Alicia
aliciacoupon@gmail.com

Janette said...

What do I know about Sue? Well she likes trains 'cos that's where I met her, on an amazing steam train journey around the UK. Also she is an inspiration when it comes to teaching a newbie (me) to quilt. I love her 'can do' attitude.

Terry said...

I learned that Sue is a pensioner and is from the UK. Your quilt is beautiful and this book looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win it! :0)

Lisa Marie said...

I learned that Sue has a son and a daughter and 3 grandsons. I think this book looks really interesting!

Silverthimble said...

I learned that Sue lives in West Yorkshire - over the ocean from me! This book looks great - please enter me in your drawing to win a copy.

Hilachas said...

What I learned about Sue is that she does not enjoy adding borders to a quilt. I agree with Sue as doing the border is the part that I hate also. Hey, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the quilting book.

Delores said...

I see that Sue has a resident cat, as I do, who loves to be in the midst of the quilting, or on the sewing machine, or laying on the floor in the way of the rollling chair! Makes sewing interesting, but it's nice to have a pal. Would love to win a copy of her book.

Miss Nancy said...

I am a follower and a subscriber to Sue's blog. She has lots of useful information, she is a great quilter, and a super nice lady with a princess cat. Love her blog. Thank you for this great giveaway for Sue's book.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Susan said...

I know Sue has a very intriguing new book out called, Pick Four! I can't wait to look through it...the previews look wonderful!

canuckquilter said...

Besided designing some lovely quits, Sue is cat-sitting the most regal silver cat I've ever seen. The cat has good taste in quilts apparently :) Thanks for the book review and the giveaway.

Janice said...

Sue is from the UK and is retired. She is quilting obsessed and I could have guessed that, without going to her blog, because we all are. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win this neat book.

robin said...

I learned that Princess Dorothy is temporarily reigning in Sue's kingdom. :)

Sue said...

I learned today that Sue has a happy, outgoing personality and is as surprised about being retirement age as I am. :)
Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Jagels said...

Sue has three grandsons, lives in the United Kingdom and has an awesome book!

mblittle5 said...

I'm guessing Sue likes cats. The pics of the cats on quilts are really cute.

Quilt n Queen said...

I've visited Sue's blog and we have a lot in common....we both are 'obsessed' with quilting, we both have a long arm quilting machine but I have to move mine manually and we both have 3 grandchildren. Her book looks like a winner....luv your quilt Mary! Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop...have a wonderful weekend!!

Jackie said...

I love how you told some of the secrets of the book...like she gives you ideas on how to quilt the quilt...love having help..and the help of choosing fabrics...oh I want to win :)

Melody said...

I learned Sue has three grandsons and so do I.

Liz said...

Great patterns in the book! I would love a signed copy of the book.

Michelle said...

I learned about Princess Dorothy and that her quilting is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Beth said...

From Sue's website I learned I am not the only one who delights in pampering a cat companion.

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Bev C said...

Hello,

I learnt that Sue lives in Leeds.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Deb said...

Gotta love Princess Dorothy - thanks for the chance to win.

Shasta said...

IT looks like a wonderful book. I went to the blog and learned that Sue has a cat named Princess Dorothy who is also called Dot.

onlymehere said...

I learned that sometimes she takes her father shopping and shakes her head at his reasoning of spending more and buying a lot to save a little bit of money. I also learned about her Pet on a Quilt posts and that she likes surveys! I definitely have to go back there and look around some more as she seems like a fun gal!

Dolores said...

I found Sue to be hilarious. I love her sense of humour and putting borders on quilts is not her most favourite thing. She, of course, knows that my spelling is correct since she is from the UK and we both spell "humour" and "favourite" with a "u" in it.

Cheryl Greenleaf said...

I found out that Sue and I have something in common... we both have 2 children, one male and one female.
Not only is she a gifted and prolific quilter she obsessed too! I loved hearing that since I'm obsessed too (but much less skilled).

Carol said...

Interesting that Georgia has had 5 state capitols.

Vesuviusmama said...

Sue is drawing a pension, which must be why she has the time to make such beautiful things and share them with us. I DREAM of bing retired. I'm only 39 and know that I have to "pay my dues" first, but oh, when the day comes, I am going to quilt and quilt and quilt!!!

Vicki said...

Sue has a great sense of humour and she now has 350 followers. Great book by the way.

Anonymous said...

I learned lots about the state of Florida and that Sue has had more than 54,000 visitors to her blog in the last 27 months.

Beautiful quilt and as always lovely quilting.

Charlotte S.
SO. CA

Jean said...

I found out that Sue has a great sense of humor!!! She sounds like a fun lady to be around.

Linda said...

Beautiful, Mary!!! Love your fabric choices!!!