Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anyone Coming Home?


Raise your hand if you know who this is? 
If you guessed Jo Morton, you are right! By the time I met her at market I realized that I was the only one taking photos of the stars, and so I kind of restrained myself. Was I being silly? Were they flattered, or did they find me obnoxious? I don't really know, but they were all very gracious about it. I was delighted to meet Jo and was quick to tell her that I am a friend of Karen Mowery, whose patterns Jo has promoted.


This is Jo's beautiful new book, Coming Home. It is available at your local quilt shop, I am sure. And if they don't have it, they will order it for you. Yes, you can order it on line, but why not give your LQS a break and buy from them. They need our business. And we need them!

On the other hand, you might get lucky and win this book from me, because I am having a drawing! Yes I am! Just leave a comment before Thursday night and I will announce the winner over the weekend. I will also include the McCall's Quick Quilts magazine in which my quilt, American Dreamer, is featured, along with my two newest Patchalot Patterns.

Any takers???

P.S. Please don't announce this drawing on your blogs. I want it to be for people who are regular readers.

67 comments:

Janet said...

Any takers!?! What a fabulous giveaway! What are the chances of #1 betting picked?

sewprimitive karen said...

Hey, I've won two major giveaways this past week or so, so why not try to win your fabulous giveaway, too! Thank you for mentioning me in the same paragraph as Jo Morton, makes my back shiver :-)! Wish I had been at the Market with you.

Yvonne said...

Wow Marcie....such a generous offer. Please count me in. :)

sandra said...

pick me! pick me! I knew who Jo Morton was, is that good for extra credit? I took a lot of picks of "quilting stars" at market too!

Béa said...

Wonderful, thanks for a chance to win.

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

I'm always giddy when I get email's from quilting stars, I can really understand being excited meeting them!!!! How cool that you got to meet some. I'm sure they were not annoyed with you taking photos. Cyndi

onlymehere said...

Wow, this is a bonanza of a give-away! I'm also sure they were flattered to have someone want to take their picture! It's nice to put faces with patterns and ideas. Can hardly wait to see your patterns too :)
Cindy

Karen said...

Count me in, Miss Photographer of the stars!

Terry said...

Oh pick me please! That book looks great and I'd love to have your two newest patterns too! Thanks for the chance! :0)

Robyn *Ü* said...

That book cover looks beautiful. Love Jo Morton.

SewDivaDiane said...

I enjoy your blog and would love to win!

Sue said...

How nice to be able to meet this wonderful quilter and such an inspiration to us all. I am sure they were flattered by your excitement!

I have the new book and of course I love it!

Frog Quilter said...

Would love to have EITHER item.

Annette said...

What an awesome giveaway! I saw Jo's book in our LQS but I already had a pile of stuff ready to purchase so had to make myself walk away from it. And I LOVE your American Dreamer quilt. Could this be my lucky day??

Michele Bilyeu said...

I met Jo when she came to Salem and spoke at our MidValley Quilt Guild. It was fascinating to see her photos of how she uses her quilts all over her lovely home. I have three of her books, but I don't have this one and they are all chock full of inspirational goodness. But moreover, my quilt store was out of the magazine with your quilt in it (how dare they???) And I would dearly love to see/own that!!! Put my name in your magical drawing jar!

Suzy said...

I'd love a chance to win Jo Morton's book. It looks like it has great projects in it! Thanks for the opportunity! :o)

Peaceful Piecer said...

I would have been starstruck too. Love the giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Marcie, you had such a wonderful opportunity to meet Jo Morton!! I love her fabrics and books. Thanks for sharing with such a great giveaway!

JulieF1962 said...

I would love to win both Jo's and your quilt patterns! Thank you for the chance!

Julie

Kelli said...

Hi Marcie - Always enjoy reading your blog - and seeing your patterns. What a marvelous giveaway - you are so generous!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, what a great giveaway, please include me in the draw. I love reading your blog - thanks for being so generous,
Sue...
Susan.Phillips30@ntlworld.com

paulette said...

Any takers...YES!!! I would LOVE to own this book...I had to mop up my computer screen from the drool after I saw it posted on your blog!! So YES, please throw my name into your Give away!! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!! Take care!
Paulette

Anonymous said...

Becky in Georgia would love to start catching up with her friend Karen who has had 2 recent wins in blogland. what a great give away. sign me an ol brown mutt.

Jeanette said...

Wow, I'd LOVE to win! This is a great giveaway. That's fun you could meet Jo in person. She seems like a really nice person.

Lizzie said...

What a lovely give away. this book looks wonderful and would be a welcome addition to my quilting library! Lizzie

Erzebat said...

ooooo! oooooo! OOOOOOOOOOOooo! (infamous Horsehack voice) pick me! pick me! I admire Jo Morton and I have been lusting after her new book. congrats on the pattern being published in McCalls Quick Quilts! I do own a couple of your pattern too!

Valerie said...

Great giveaway. Seems to be a lot of that going on in blogland lately. Jo's book looks like another winner. Your patterns are lovely too, I especially liked the basket quilt you showed last month. Thanks for the chance!!

Diane said...

Your photo story gave me a giggle. A friend snapped my photo with Jo Morton once. She was very gracious about it. Great giveaway!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Pick me!!! Pleeeez, pick me. I promise not to let Dolly near it.

Maryjo said...

I really enjoy all that you share on your blog! Jo Morton is a very talented woman...I would love to win her book! Thank you for the generous offer...
Mary Jo in Iowa

~Joan said...

I'd love to win! and you already have my address. It's a sign, don't you see?

Michelle said...

I would definitely be taking pictures of the "stars" too! :) What an awesome giveaway...I would LOVE to win! :)

Lindah said...

I would have taken pictures of all those stars, too! What's the fun of being a star if no one snaps your pic! :-) What lovely gifts! Maybe this will be my time to win one.

Gretchen said...

So happy you got to meet Jo Morton at market. I met her when I attended a class of hers a couple of years ago. She is such a nice person and her quilts are gorgeous! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win your great giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Isn't Jo nice!

Nancy E

Joyful Quilter said...

Jo Morton book and your patterns ... Oh Yeah! I'm a taker! Thank for having such a great giveaway.

rebecca said...

I remember the first time I meet Jo Morton, it was awe inspired star struck feeling. We have all been there a time or two.
Please include me in your giveaway. I love the quilt you made, it is beautiful. I have it on my list.

May Britt said...

Great giveaway. I just love Jo Mortons patterns, and I guess if I had met her I too would have taken a lot of photos of her :)
I would love to win this book.

scarlett said...

I'm always up for more pictures/info about market, since I don't go anymore. Thanks for the opportunity to win your patterns!

Scarlett

Anonymous said...

Add me to the list of people who would love to win those goodies!

Deb S.

Elaine Adair said...

I know here - She is also from Nebraska, I believe!

Please add me to your list and I won't tell anyone else! 8-)))

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Marcie... I just love Jo Mortons patterns and I would like this new book.... Love your blog and enjoy it alot... Count me in the giveaway... Thanks :)

Jill said...

I have heard so much about Jo Mortons patterns. I would love the opportunity to win one. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog about a week ago, and I love it. I really enjoy the pictures of your quilts! Would love to win this book, as I am addicted to reproduction quilts!
Thanks...from a new reader. Kathi

waquilter said...

What a wonderful give-away!! Love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful patterns! Thanks for the chance!
Linda

Judy in Michigan said...

I am a huge Jo Morton fan (and not talking about my weight!). I can't believe this great give-away you have - what a bonanza!! I look forward to more of your blogs - I check everyday for your words of wisdom and inspiration. Thanks Marcie!!

julieQ said...

Hi Marcie...I once saw Jo Morton's head...the back of it...and basked in the glow of quilting royalty, LOL! Thank you for having a drawing...what fun!

Julie S said...

Yes, I am a regular follower, and really enjoy your blog. I took an applique class from Jo Morton a few years ago. She is as nice as she is talented. I would be in heaven to win her book.

Karen said...

Hi Marcie.
I see you have been very busy!! Having loads of fun and meeting lots of fellow quilters at market! Lucky you! I'm sure most of the "Stars" were very happy to pose for pictures and were probably enjoying all the fun of it too! ( I can imagine I would have also been taking lots of pictures had I been there).
Jo's new book looks wonderful! I haven't actually seen it out here yet. I can't believe you are having a drawing in which you are including your newest patterns in.! Please include me in amongst your "Takers" :0)

Trish said...

Marcie,
I would love to win your fabulous give-away!
Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

SC Sally said...

Please include me in the drawing! I love Jo and enjoy blog reading though I don't have one of my own. Maybe someday if I can tear myself away from the machine? Thanks for the chance.
Sally

AnnieO said...

I love Jo Morton's designs. The quilts on the cover of her book are goreous. Thanks for the chance to win one, and the magazine with your pattern. Very exciting!

Kathie said...

what a great giveaway and if I am the lucky winner, sign the magazine for me please!
who doesn't love Jo Morton and her designs
!
thanks,Kathie

Kathy in FL said...

I'd love to win. You are so generouos.

crystal said...

Please enter my name in your drawing. I am a huge Jo Morton fan. Wow, what a treat to meet the designers. Thanks for sharing.
Crystal
cjknight_1@yahoo.com

Janet said...

You are the papparazi of the quilting world, lol. It's a nice photo of Jo Morton. I would love to be included in the draw, thanks Marcie.

Minniesitiches said...

Wish I could have gone to qilt market too! The next best thing would be winning a new book! Count me in please

*karendianne. said...

Oh my goodness but Janet is hilarious. The papparazi of the quilting world. Perfect! I can't stand it but you know I am going to keep this papparazi thought in my back pocket. Along with being related to half the country, which by the way, you didn't comment on. Running out of room or trying to avoid that slight regarding populating the planet again. I know but I can't can't stand it. It's just so funny!!! See, I'm a regular. I'm leaving a comment. I don't have any Jo Morton books at all. It's sad. I'm very very uncared for. I have nothing. Oh it's so sad being me. Don't you feel bad for me? I know you do. I know you're shaking your head now, too. Stop it! I know. I'm so bad!!!

Ginny Worden said...

Marcie, how gracious of you. I was in awe at all the quilt "celebrities" I saw at Market as well. Imagine meeting Jinny Beyer, my heart's aflutter just thinking of it.

Rose Marie said...

Ooooooh ..... count me in and pick me, pick me! :o)

Vickie said...

What a lucky day to be reading your blog. I love Jo Morton's books and fabric. Thanks for the give a way and please have that numbers generator pick me.

Karen said...

Been in and out of town the past week and had company in between so didn't get to read your blog till today! Count me in!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hi Marcie...gosh was gone to the beach and trying to play catch up and well....I think I might have made it under the wire!
Jo!!!! OMG..be still my heart! Can it be true? Tell me you got more than one copy?!!!

Cathy said...

Coming Home is a fantastic name for a quilt book. And congratulations, Marcie, on having a design in McCalls.

Sharrieboberry said...

The new book looks fantastic. I've been sewing and watching the World Cup. Fun!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I would love them all. Thanks for being so generous.

Charlotte (no blog)

kurts111@msn.com

requilt said...

I absolutely love your American Dreamer quilt. Coming Home looks great too. Thank you for the chance to win.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com