Friday, December 20, 2013

"Quilting Isn't Funny" (except that it is!)

If you've been following along the blog tour celebrating the release of the super fab Megan Dougherty's new book Quilting Isn't Funny, you probably already know how hysterical and awesome this book is. If this is the first you're hearing about it, I will be delighted to tell you all about it!


You may already know Megan's work from Quilter's Home and Generation Q, or from her blog "The Bitchy Stitcher."  Well - long story short, Megan has published a book of essays, anecdotes, tales and stories about what it's really like to be a quilter - no, like, seriously what it's like - and the results are truly hysterical!  The book includes some of Megan's previously published pieces you know and love as well as two brand new essays for the book.  Megan also gives insight throughout the book as to how she came up with the piece - - I guarantee you, if you're a quilter, you can relate.

Megan's book is on sale now here, available in paperback or PDF/Kindle formats. You can read through a bit of the book with the "Look Inside" feature and check it out for yourself.

This giveaway is now closed. And guess what? GIVEAWAY!  Megan has graciously allowed me to give away a copy of the book to one of y'all. To enter, just leave a comment (one entry only please) on this post about what your proudest quilting "finish" is this year.  Entries close today (Friday) at midnight EST, winner posted on Saturday.

Please check out Megan's book. I truly think you'll enjoy the book, but Megan is also a wonderful person who is a huge supporter of the quilt community - - and I know we all want to support her right back.

Final thought: When the copyright page makes you laugh, you know you're in for a good ride...

Happy stitching!

Kelly





Keep following the blog tour:



Dec. 2 - Maddie Kertay  - Bad Ass Quilter’s Society

Dec. 3 - Sam Hunter – Hunter’s Design Studio

Dec. 4 - Carla Crim – Scientific Seamstress

Dec. 5 - Scarlett Burroughs – Craft Gossip

Dec. 6 – Jill Dorsey – Made with Moxie
           

Dec. 9 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Bumble Beans Inc
           
Dec. 10 - Lynn Harris - Little Red Hen

Dec. 11 – Teresa Coates – Crinkle Dreams

Dec. 12 - Joshua Helms - Molli Sparkles

Dec 13 - Liz Kettle – Stitch Journeys

Dec. 14 - Leah Day – The Free Motion Quilting Project


Dec 16 - Lisa Sipes – That Crazy Quilty Girl
           
Dec. 17 - Charlotte Newland – Displacement Activity

Dec. 18 - Teri Lucas - TerifiCreations

Dec. 19 – Cheryl Sleboda – Muppin.com

Dec. 20 – Kelly Biscopink – Stitchy Quilt Stuff   <<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!  :-)


Jan. 6 – Generation Q

Jan. 8 – Rose Hughes – Rose Hughes – Quilt Artist

Jan. 9 – Janice Ryan – Better Off Thread

Jan. 10 - Flaun Cline – I Plead Quilty



Jan. 13 – Heather Jones – Olive and Ollie

Jan. 14 – Meg  – Without A Stitch On

Jan. 15 – Laura Lochore – Quokka Quilts

Jan. 16 – Elaine Wong Haselhuhn – Dashasel Sews

Jan. 17 - Kim Lapacek - Persimon Dreams

29 comments:

Julia Phillips said...

My proudest "finish" of the year is finally, after cutting the initial pieces 8 years ago (I know!,) finishing the top to the quilt I started for our king size bed. My husband bought the kit for Christmas in 2005 and has waited patiently while I get my act together :)

MellieWo said...

Finally finishing a quilt for my mom, who is awesome. It's been a lot of work and a lot of fun so it'll be great to be done! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sooli said...

I finished my first 100% free motion quilted quilt this year! No walking foot, not even on the long straight lines (or not so straight sometimes!)

charlotte l said...

I've just finished up my first year of quilt guild meetings. What a great source of inspiration for my brain!

DianeY said...

I finished a huge king size quilt done on my domestic machine. It helps to have a wide harp space, but it was a real challenge none the less

Vicki H said...

I finally made a lined tote bag. Next will be to tackle a bag with a zipper.

Susan Stanton said...

I finished a sailboat quilt for my 3 year old grandson. Did the FMQ on my own machine. Can't wait to give it to him for his birthday on Dec. 30! Yay. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

Ellyn said...

I actually did a stitchalong on my blog this year, an embroidery pattern every month, and yesterday I finished up the binding making them all into a mini quilt! I'm proud I actually completed my vision! This book looks great

Barb Schmidt said...

my proudest finish is free motion quilting a little housewarming gift throw for a friend. New at free motion and the used machine I bought. Broke the thread over and over, broke maybe 20 needles! I could use a laugh with this book! Merry Christmas to all

judabelle said...

My big finish this year was a twin size English paper pieced scrap quilt. Took a full year to do it, and I am thrilled with the result! Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway!

Gill said...

My big finish was a wedding quilt for my niece! I only just got it finished in time for the big day!

Lee said...

My almost twenty year old son finally seemed interested in my making him a quilt so I just finished a queen size quilt for him for his first apartment.

Swedish Scrapper said...

My proudest finish this year was quilting a top I made 2 years ago, and leaving in the bad stitches from a broken machine and just going on with it. Big deal for me, to let go of it and just enjoy the piece for its pure quiltiness - and it really didn't turn out all that bad!

Dee said...

My proudest moment? When I finished 13 of 14 "Resolutions Projects" this year for guild. I would love a copy of this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

Linda said...

Finished cutting the pieces for my first quilt. Then had to take a break to finish a couple of knitting projects for Christmas. But as soon as the last piece is finished and blocked, it will time for Momma to try her hand at quilting.

Sandy Keane said...

My proudest finish was making my first quilt! My daughter had wanted a tshirt quilt for awhile and I kept putting it off as I had never quilted before. I finally took the jump into you tube and blogs and found such helpful, and funny advice. It's been so much fun enjoying the blogs and finally getting that quilt made. Now I'm hooked! :)

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am so happy to say I got the request for a wedding quilt that her guests could sign on the back from my daughter and I finished it just in time for the wedding 3 weeks later. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Barbara said...

I bought a new sewing machine this year and am determined to learn to FMQ.

Tamie said...

I only have one "finish" this year a plus wall hanging but lots of starts… Does that count?

Sara said...

I love Megan's work in Generation Q! She is hilarious.

My proudest finish was a quilted hexagon pillow. The quilting technique was new to me and it turned out well. Finishing a pillow and having it look nice was also new :)

Karin D. said...

My proudest moment was actually selling 3 of the baby quilts I'd made! Money to buy more fabric. :)

Dixie said...

I finished a wall hanging from1993! Just needed backing and binding!Wahooo

Farm Quilter said...

I got both of my curved piecing quilts quilting and bound for my little guild's quilt show last spring!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

The copyright page is hilarious? Wow!
I am proud I finished a quilt for my dad. Now, all family members have one (whether they like it or not). :)

Trice said...

I was very prould to complete my daughter's chevron wedding quilt out of the fabrics she posted on Pinterest. I take hints well.

California Fiber artist and composer said...

I could do with some good quilting laughs

Carmen N said...

I didn't manage to make a quilt this year - my goal is to get one done in 2014

MsAdventure said...

I finished my first ever quilt - a Project Linus one. It's not perfect but then I didn't expect it to be. I hope some kids just enjoys it and loves it until it's all worn out.

Byrd said...

I finished my first 'advice' quilt with appliqued letters. I hope to make more next year - that would make me very proud! Take care, Byrd