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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 2 Christmas X-Travaganza Giveaway

Day 2
Christmas X-Travaganza
Sponsor for today's giveaway is:

Picture it: 1976. While the world is macraméing owls, doing the Hustle, and maneuvering bell bottoms, an entrepreneurial quilter and her husband launch a publishing business in their garage. One author. One book. One mission. To share the joys of a creative life.
That entrepreneurial quilter? Nancy J. Martin. In addition to authoring over 40 books that have sold more than a million copies, she’s inspired hundreds of thousands of people to create with confidence. How’d she do it? She founded Martingale. (And she got a staff.)
Through its 35 years of dedication to sewing and crafting, Martingale has published over 1,100 books that have sold more than 20 million copies, authored by more than 450 gifted designers. They study the traditions. They invent the techniques. They inspire the trends.
Thank you, gifted designers. We love you.
In 2007, Nancy and Dan Martin retired from Martingale. When they retired, they did something not many presidents and CEOs of companies do—they sold their company to their employees. A tight-knit group of 40 now operates Martingale, and 80% of them sew, knit, crochet, or craft in their spare time. Together, Martingale employees have stitched more than 1,200 quilts alone—an average of 30 quilts per person. Well hello, busy needles!
Thank you, Nancy and Dan, for your confidence in us. The company is in needle-poked but devoted hands.
From day one, the philosophy at Martingale has been twofold—to wow you with one foot planted in tradition, the other on the horizon. Tried and true meets latest and greatest. This is our passion. This is our mission. This is how we roll.
They say you should do what you love. That’s exactly what we’re doing. We love inspiring others to create a beautiful quilt, or a sassy bag, or an adorable pair of baby booties. The results are so satisfying. But more than that, our goal is to inspire a beautiful life—it’s an immensely fulfilling side effect of creating with confidence.

Today there will be 2 winners!  Yep TWO!!  Martigale is such a generous sponsor and I am so happy they are one of my much loved sponsors. 
Onto the giveaway........

Lucky Winner #1 will get this wonderful book:  

Martingale - Tis the Season (Print version + eBook bundle) 

Tis the Season - Quilts and Other Comforts

By Jeanne Large, Shelley Wicks

click title for sneak peek!!

Lucky Winner #2 will get this wonderful book...

Martingale - Homestyle Quilts (Print version + eBook bundle)

Homestyle Quilts - Simple Patterns and Savory Recipes

By Kim Diehl, Laurie Baker

 Click title for a sneak peek!!

Both of these books are wonderful.  So good luck and know that I appreciate you all !! Enter via Mr. Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner announced tomorrow around 12:00am (midnight)  here on the blog, facebook and twitter.  Winner will be notified via email. 


  1. I've been wishing for "Home Sweet Quilt" by Jill Finley.

    Thanks for the history of Martingale. I had no idea about their small start and the sale to the employees. Now I'm an even bigger fan.

  2. Both of those books look like fun. Thanks for the chance.

  3. I like the look of Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe! What fun to have a book of quilts by some of my favourite bloggers!

  4. I'd love the Quilts from Fat Quarters, and the Little Box of Scarves, and a million others -- BTW, it's 'shopmartingale,' the plain 'martingale' is some other sort of website.

  5. These books look great and any one would be welcome.Thanks for the chance!!

  6. There are several books I'd like to have, but I would REALLY LOVE that Quilt Block A Day desk calendar... that would be AWESOME!

  7. Há vários livros de talentosos autores,Meu Deus!...Mas,Colchas Jardim da Avó estou querendo muito,Estes do sorteio eu também de olho neles.

  8. Homestyle Quilts has left me breathless! Beautiful quilts!
    'Tis The Season has gorgeous entries in their book as well,
    love the Merry Christmas quilt.
    Thank you very much for a chance for either of these books:)

  9. I would love to get my hands on one of these books, especially Homestyle Quilts :-)

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  11. I like the book Bits and Pieces. I have been wanting to make some small quilts and the patterns look like they would be perfect.

  12. First it took me forever to find the site it's actually Then I looked all through the books and found I liked 'Tis the Season', I took notes and came back here only to find that was one of the books in the giveaway lol. So with Christmas still on my mind I also could truly enjoy 'Comfort and Joy' by Mary Hickey. Now back to the site :) Oh so now you know if I win I'd love to have 'Tis the Season' ;D

  13. I never knew the story of Martingale before. I would enjoy any of the books, but I would like to look through the 101 Rotary Cut Quilts.

  14. I would love either of these books. THanks for the fun giveaway.


  16. I would love to try Needles and Notions. Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. I love the Martingale books and enjoyed a tour of their offices in Seattle , amazing ! Thanks for the chance.I'd be happy with any book , thanks.

  18. both look great thanks for the chance

  19. Design, Create and Quilt looks like a wonderful book! Happy holidays!

  20. "101 Fabulous Small Quilts" is my choice. The book is a compilation of quilts by a variety of designers, and it's a bargain - 101 patterns for only $29.99. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  21. Another Bite of Schnibbles is a book I would like to add to my quilting library. Thanks for the chance.

  22. There are several books I'd love to get. "300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks by Carol Doak" is my first choice. I want to learn more complicated paper-pieced blocks and would have more than enough to choose from in this book. Also I'd be able to size and print out the patterns with the included CD. Can't go wrong with that.

  23. The book that caught my eye is "Solids, Stripes, Circles, and Squares - 16 Modern Patchwork Quilt Patterns" - I would love to make something modern (I'm mostly a traditional quilter!!)

  24. Great post and loved learning about Martingale. I have a couple of books from them and I love them. Both of the giveaway books look amazing and I'd love to have both, hehe, simeday. Another book I found is Inspired by Tradition, 50 Applique Blocks. I love doing applique and I loved the patterns that I saw in the book.

    Thank you and Martingale for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win. Two winners! Woot! Woot! You Rock Jeanne!


  25. My choice would be Tis the Season - Quilts and Other Comforts....I looked at the preview on their site and love all the projects! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!


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