Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of our book Summer at the Lake Quilts.


We are so pleased with all the wonderful comments we have received about our book. The photos were taken here in Montana on Swan Lake in August of 2010. Every time I walk by the book and see the cover, it brings back vivid memories of that warm summer day spent with Sally and Mom, and my sons, Wyatt and Jesse, who took the photos for us. While the guys were setting up the camera, the rest of us were setting up the shots which involved wading in the lake, setting up a picnic, and placing ants in position. Which brings me to the second half of our giveaway - one of our Picnic Ant Pincushions!


We have had such a fun reaction to our whimsical ants! Be the lucky winner by commenting on this blog post, and we'll pick a winner on Saturday, December 10th. If we don't hear from the winner by Monday, the 12th, we'll pick another name.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Susan and Sally

151 comments:

charlotte said...

Love the ant. The quilt and pillows on the cover of your book are so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

SoozeM said...

Thanks for offering a copy of your book as a giveaway! I love the lake behind the divine quilt on the cover, and that ant is just too cute!!

Gina S. said...

The ants are to die for! Would love the have them at a picnic :)

Four dogs and one quilter said...

The ant is too cute and I am crazy about the quilt on the cover. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pam said...

The ant pin cushion is adorable!! book looks like it would be a great addition to the library also!! Hope you will have a wonderful holiday!!

vwlady said...

What a fun pincushion! I would love to give him a nice home....along with a copy of your book. How generous of you. Thanks!

Unknown said...

You "Summer at the Lake Quilts" Book is so beautiful. It reminds me of the summers I used to spend at Lake Memphremagog in Vermont. I wish I could create such beautiful quilts as you have in the book. Perhaps one day I will. Good luck.

Linda said...

Would love to have the darling little ant become a resident of my sewing room!! Your book would be a much wanted addition to my quilting library!! Thank you for this opportunity!
Merry Christmas!
Linda

cpht128 said...

I love love these ants ! They are too too cute !

Quiltmaker said...

As a "Quilting Aunt" I love the "Quilted Ant!"

Laura King said...

Wow! What a fun giveaway! I saved the first email introducing the book; I loved learning about your day photographing, and my girls got a kick out of picturing Wyatt working with you (they both fiddle). Love all of your work!

Micheline Cayer said...

Oh what a great chance to enter in this draw. Thank you!!

Dawn said...

The ant is very cute and love the pics of the lake in the background. Lovely quilts!

quiltma said...

I would love to have the Ant sit proudly in my sewing room. And the book looks fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats to the winner.

Anonymous said...

What fun it would be to win a copy of your book. I just love the ant pin cushion...cutest ever!

Joey M said...

Absolutely love the Ant but I also love the blue, beige and white quilt (and those aren't my colors. The flower pillows are quite intriguing. I want the book, bad!!!!

vanos said...

How cute is that ant! Thanks for a chance to win!

Maureen said...

The book is terrific...and I just love the ants!

Darla in PA said...

The ant is soooo cute. He would very welcome in my sewing area. The picture on the cover of your book makes me want to visit Montana. Maybe some summer I will make it. Thank you for the give away.

Kritta22 said...

They went in the lake to take the picture?? it is a GREAT picture so it was worth it.
thamks for the giveaway!

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable is that ant pincushion!!! I would LOVE to have him.
I just found your book on another blog so I searched out your blog to see if you had more info about your book here and lucky me, you have a giveaway for your awesome looking book.

And that ant!? OH MY GOSH! My MIL would just adore him. She has a huge ant statue in her yard. That thing is about 4 feet high and maybe 10 feet long. He's just adorable. A few years ago someone stole him from their yard and she was just devastated. But, the police were able to locate him again for her about four months later. I mean, really? WHAT were those people thinking to steal something that surely is a one of a kind in their area and not think they'd get caught. HA You just don't have something that large inside your house so they obviously had to put it into their yard which then became their downfall. LOL She was just thrilled to have him back again although they had to rent a truck to get him back to their house. So that's the story about why I sounded so excited to see your adorable pincushion. I love him too though so it would be very hard to give him to her but I would just because she is such an awesome MIL who loves me and has never said one bad word about me or to me. She deserves it and would be so excited to have him in her sewing room, especially since she just moved her sewing room and just LOVES it so much more now. She had to show it off the last trip over there to hubby. I can't do stairs because of my disability but hubby took pics on his phone to show me. I know she would find a place for him.
oops. sorry I am a new one to your blog and here I am going on and on and on...yea, I'm kinda chatty like that. Sorry. Shutting up now. LOL

Karen said...

Just saw someone's quilt that was based on your cover quilt. Such a great design and it looks like a wonderful book.

Aimee said...

I would love to join! Thank you for the chance!!

Jane S. said...

What a wonderful lake picture! It reminds me of when I was a kid -- every summer we spent one week at the lake and all we did was swim, walk around the lake, roast marshmallows, and swim. Did I mention that we'd swim? It looks like a great book.

The ant is so cute! I'm not a fan of ants, but there's something about him......

Thank you for the giveaway. :)

Sharon said...

Your book cover is beautiful and who wouldn't want that cute little ant!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity of your book and that cutie ant pincushion. I'm visiting via sewmamasew today. Earlier I read a description of your book on the publisher's blog, so know I will like to use it.

DM said...

I really love the ruching details! Excited to learn these.

Margaret said...

Love this book and the ant is so cute.

Ramona said...

I just love the fun ant pincushion. How whimsical. Your book looks awesome. Thanks for a chance to win.

Binks said...

OMGosh, that ant is adorable. I NEED! And man does that book look like it's packed full with gorgeousness.

ErikaB3 said...

that ant is amazing and your cover is goreous. It definitily makes you want to pick up the book and see what is inside. I found you from Sew, mama, sew. Thanks for the giveaway opp!

Anonymous said...

I arrived here after seeing the christmas tree pillow pattern on sewmamasew, and i am glad I did!

Cal said...

This one was me, sorry!
Anonymous said...
I arrived here after seeing the christmas tree pillow pattern on sewmamasew, and i am glad I did!
December 8, 2011 5:49 PM

Michael said...

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your lovely book (it looks very inspiring!) or that very cute ant pin cushion! (I saw your giveaway mentioned on Minick & Simpson.)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh the quilt on the cover, on the lake, just like me - WOW! Laurie from Minnick and Simpson sent me and I'm so glad she did. I would love to win this book. The photos are awesome.

Barb in Mi said...

Your cover quilt is stunning - especially 'at the lake'. Merry christmas and thanks so much for the giveaway!

carol fun said...

That is the cutest ant I have ever seen! LOVE it! and I love pincushions too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gwen said...

Ooooohhh! What a beautiful book! I'd love to have a copy-- not only to read and use, but just to display on the coffee table! Beautiful! Thank you for giving us a chance to win a copy! :-)

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Love the quilt on the cover. My husband and I bought a lake camp last summer and I am in the process of making a couple of quilts but would love some new inspiration.

Sinta Renee said...

I have seen your boook and I think it is beautiful. I love all of the projects in it! Please enter me into your giveaway. I would love a chance at winning:)

cherie said...

I'm glad I"m not too late to enter! Looks like a fabulous book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Betweens said...

Great Cover Quilt, Minick and Simpson sent me over. would love a chance at your new book.
BTW love your sons name both american renegades...VBG

aztel2000 said...

I was sent here to check out the book by a Minnick and Simpson blog post...the quilt on the cover is wonderful and the pincushion is ADORABLE!!
Karen in Breezy Point

Marlene said...

The ant is awesome and so are the quilts.

marlenereimer@mts.net

Becky said...

Congratulations on your new book! Love the quilt on the cover. Merry Christmas!

taylorsoutback said...

Dropping by from Polly and Laurie's site...they are right! What a wonderful book you have created and that user friendly ant is just too much...

Thank you for offering such a nice giveaway.

Theresa said...

Your ant is so adorable and I am so anxious to see your book. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Julee said...

Such a cute 'ANT' pincushion. Love the cover of your book.

sue said...

Love the ant pin cushion. Saw some of the pictures from the book and about your quilts and project on Minnick and Simpson's web site.

phartubatech said...

We used to live in Montana and have been to Swan Lake. There's a wonderful little restaurant in a small town there that has fantastic food(it might be a B&B also). Miss Montana and the mountains.
The quilt on the cover of your book is very pretty. I love blue. And the ants are so cute. Please enter me for a chance to win the book or the ants. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt on the cover. Your ant pincushion is very cute too!! Thanks for the chance to win. KMA

Linda said...

This looks like a fun book and a good addition to my library. The ant is too much...I love him!

Sue said...

Karen sent me! Love what I see of your new book! Thanks for the chance~and good luck with it~

Cadybeth said...

hello! Congrats on the new book. It looks beautiful and makes me dream of summer. ahhhhhh. I especially love those lilypad pillows! Thank you

PS Karen sent me

Cadybeth said...

Hello! Congrats on the beautiful new book. I really love the lilypad pillows and your ant pin cushion. :)

ps Karen sent me!

Jeanne said...

Your beautiful lake looks just like ours here in the California mountains! I'd LOVE to win a copy of your new book :)
Thanks ~ Jeanne

Marsha McCurdy said...

Karen sent me. Thanks for a chance to be a winner! Your book and the ants look fantastic! Marsha in WA

kfr14819 said...

Karen sent me. Gives you hope of summer after the cold and snow we've had in the midwest. Thank you for a chance to win!!

Cecilia said...

I love the ant. Your book looks great too. By the way, Karen sent me.

Joy said...

Karen sent me... I really need a ant pin cushion. :)

Karen Murphy said...

I heard about your fantastic book from Karen Snyder. The quilts and photography are outstandng! The ant pin cushion is cute! Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Everything you have shown about the book is really tantalizing, especially the lilypad and flower pillows. So very unique! And oh my, what a backdrop! Hope I win...

Sheri said...

Karen sent me here. I loved all the pictures she showed...especially the ant. Looks like a wonderful book.

Sue in MI said...

Just read about your blog on Laurie Simpson's blog. Love the ant! Thanks for the change to win your book.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh...if I could live anywhere in the world, I would choose Montana. I have loved it all my life. The book looks wonderful and I am totally in love with the Ant!!! So adorable I absolutely have to have one, LOL. Thanks for a chance. Hugs...

Margie S. said...

Karen from Anna-Lena blogged about your new book and so I just had to come see about it for myself. I love the cover (I'm a summertime gal)and the ant pin cushion is adorable. Would sure like to have him for my sewing room. Thank you for the chance to win the book and the ant.

James-Linda said...

THANKS FOR A REALLY NEAT BOOK GIVEAWAY! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

stutzmanj said...

The cover of your book has a lot of eye appeal!! Yes, Karen Snyder sent me your way. Would dearly love to have your book!

blop said...

Another Anna Lena gal...looks yummy!

regan said...

That cover quilt is gorgeous! And that ant pin cushion is adorable! Sweet!

Cyn said...

Love the cute pincushion ant! What a clever idea. :-)

Minick and Simpson suggested I come over and visit and I'm glad I did. I'll be looking for your book at my LQS.

Cynthia

Pat said...

WOW the cover is amazing....love the quilt!!! Polly and Laurie sent me here and I will definitely be back.The ant is to die for...he makes me smile and in my favorite color too. thanks for the giveaway.

Kathi said...

Karen Snyder told us about your new book. I almost torn between looking at the quilts or looking at the beautiful Montana scenery. Love the ant pincushion - cute! Thanks for a chance to win.

BrendaLou said...

Looks to be a book to pique ones creativity! I'd love to win one. Karen sent me!

Cherry Tree Quilts said...

BEE-U-TEE-ful photos! Would love to win one of your prizes. Merry Christmas!

Zuzan said...

Laurie & Molly from Minick & Simpson love your book as i do floating on the water. The Ant is amazing,we have ants called bull ants - a nasty bite. But this one looks to friendly. I would love to do the back-pack dreaming of trekking through the landscape.

Denise said...

I read about yor terrific new book on Minnick and Simpson's blog.
Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

Deb said...

That quilt on the front are amazing!

Miss Jean said...

I'd love a copy of the book. It looks great. I read about it over at Minnick and Simpson. The ant is adorable!

findusfaithful said...

Your book looks amazing!! The quilt is gorgeous and the ant is too cute. Thank you for a great giveaway and Merry Christmas!
Mary

Jill said...

Love the book & the ANT!!!

Karen said...

I want that cover photo to be my bedroom...gorgeous!

DeeDee said...

Your new book looks like it has some refreshing summer time projects inside. The ant is so cute too. I see a picnic in the future. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your new book.
DeeDee

Donna said...

The quilt on the book cover is outstanding. I am in love!

The ant is so cute. Quite unlike the less loveable ones we see in Florida.

Jenny said...

i *love* your book. I requested my library purchase a copy (and they did!!) but i would love my own copy that i didnt have to share with the entire city!

Purl Buttons said...

Thank you for the giveaway--your book looks like it belongs on my shelf.

Cindy said...

What a great giveaway!! I love the picture of the quilt by the water- beautiful!! What a cute ant-so, so cute!!!Thanks!

Marga (MarPie) said...

Love the ant too but love the coverquilt much, much more.
Thanks for the give away.

QuilterPattiO said...

I've been checking this book out. I was at mimic & Simpson and saw you were giving one away. Hope I'm the lucky one.

Nancyz said...

Your book is going to be must have! Love the quilt on the cover. The Minnick & Simpson blog sent me here and I am glad and will be a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Patty D from NC said...

How fun. I'd love to win

Jacqueline said...

Hope I am not too late for your drawing.. Minnick & Simpson sent me your way.

Happy Holidays.

jleibfried@aol.com

Paule-Marie said...

what a great book. Love the pictures and adore the ant. Found out about the book at Karen's blog (Anna Lena Land blog)

AnnF said...

Looking forward to this book, even if I don't win this giveaway! Who knew ants could be so cute?

krisgray said...

What a lovely book cover - I lOVE 9 patch quilts! Can't wait ti see the rest fo the projetcs.

ninepatch said...

Lakes are one of my favorites, my husband and I bicycled by this lake on a cross country tour. The thought of having a quilt book with this beautiful book in my collection is wonderful.
ninepatch

Wendy said...

I would love to have your new book!

kshackabq said...

Love the ant! And gorgeous quilts too. So glad Laurie Simpson mentioned your new book!

Anonymous said...

This book looks amazing and I'd be thrilled to win it. Thanks for offering the chance.
Bev/Mo

Pat S. said...

Letting you know that Karen sent me! Wow...that's a gorgeous cover! Thanks "sew very much" for the chance to win your giveaway :-D

Marilee said...

I'd love to win Quilting at the Lake. Minick and Simpson sent me. I love the red background basket block. Exquisite ant.

hannah said...

Your book looks wonderful. I live in Minnesota and would give anything to be at a lake in the summer right now! (Even with real ants!!) Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Buckeye Quilter said...

It's 20 degrees this morning and I am dreaming of warm weather at the lake. The book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Merry Christmas
Connie

SueB said...

Love the ant pin cushion. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

Florence said...

Wow, cute ant pincushion !

Thank you for the chance !

Florence said...

Wow, cute ant pincushion !

Thank you for the chance !

Cindi P. said...

OH SUMMER!!! If the cover of the book is any indication, I will love everything!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Judith said...

Beautiful quilt on the cover. I am making a blue and white quilt right now for a beach house...great combination. Thanks for the chance to win the book...it looks full of wonderful ideas.

Cathy said...

Love everything in the book. BTW Minick and Simpson sent me. Hugs

doni said...

There's something about blue and white-ish quilts!! So restful. That ant is adorable!

Thanks for the inspiration

Rachel said...

Summer by the lake sounds so good right now - and summer by the ocean even better! The ant is so cute ;)

Debbie K said...

Makes me anxious for summer! Hope to see inside the book soon

Anonymous said...

The book looks wonderful and the ant is so cute. Sandy

melissa said...

Just lovely. I want to snuggle down and take a nap on that cozy bed by the lake!

Gramma Ellen said...

Thanks for offering a book--just a beginner quilt in my old age--even if I can't make them I can enjoy the beautiful book!!!

Gramma Ellen said...

thanks for offering a free book--he ant is darling--and the quilt is gorgeous--something I would love to try.

Lacey said...

Oh how fun. I love the little ant :) and the title of the book. Summer sounds quite nice about now!

Fibercrafter said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the book and all the projects. Love the ant!

Cheryl said...

I have "high hopes" that I'll win that ant...even though "an ant can't move a rubber tree plant" LOL When I saw that "Ant" I couldn't stop singing. It's just sooooooo cute!!! I'd love that ANT!!
Love the cover of your book also! Can't wait to get my hands on one!

jabeybaby said...

I just watched your promo video and this book looks amazing! Beautiful projects and pictures, what more could you ask for!

Anonymous said...

I love the ant!

Smeek said...

What a wonderful giveaway. The ant is darling. Thanks for sharing.

Sarina said...

The cover quilt is beautiful! And i love the ant... so whimsical!

kathy said...

I hope I'm not too late! I would love this book! Love the ant :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow - I know where I want to spend Summer vacation! I can't wait to see your book. The quilt on the cover is one of my favorite patterns and is beautiful in the blues and white.
Lisa
Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

corinne said...

OK that pincushion ant makes me laugh. It is tooo cute. The quilt is beautiful, can not wait to see the rest of the book. That's for a chance to win

Quilt Hollow said...

I used to do pest control and just fell in love with the ant!

Donna said...

Bopped over here from Minick & Simpson. Your book of summer projects will be nice with my collection.

Mary said...

Oh, the ant is so cute. The blue and white quilt is also beautiful. Minick & Simpson are right the colors work so well together.

chefpa said...

Looks like a great book...I'd love to win! And that ant is so darn cute!

The Glue Spot said...

Nice. Thanks for a chance to win

Joyce P. said...

Makes me long for warmer weather and more time to sew! Love the photos as I grew up in NW Montana!

Birdena said...

Heard about your book from Karen's blog. Just love the pictures. I love summer on the lake and now that the weather is getting colder....it was a great reminder of my favorite time of year and place.

Bev said...

Yikes! Hope it isn't too late to enter! I LOVE the look of your book! This is a great giveaway! Good luck with the book sales--looks like a winner though!

I'd LOVE to win. My little dog has had to have surgery so no new books can be bought in this house for a while! He's worth it but it would be great to win!

Cheery wave from Bev

Anonymous said...

Amazing photography and neat looking items to make. Looking forward to this!! Thank you for the opportunity to be in the drawing. purrfectquilts@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

Hey, Laurie sent me. I love our lake cottage, and this book would be great for some new bedding ideas. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

QuilterKat said...

Love the cover quilt. The ant is adorable too.

Judy said...

Your cover looks awesome - both Sweetwater blog and Minnick and Simpson linking to you today.... both top notch recommendations.

Would be nice to have that lake view out of my bedroom, too!!

Ida said...

I am in awe of the cover quilt. The ant is adorable! I'd love to win .. and get to see whatever else is inside! :)

bellashea said...

Very cute!! Thanks for the giveaway. The cover is beautiful. Bellashea3@yahoo

Kristin said...

Wow what a great give away. Thanks for the chance. I imagine Montana doesn't look so inviting right now.

lou said...

The blue and white quilt is wonderful. I love nine-patches and am always looking for new ways to set them together.

Great ants also. What fun to have one of these as a pin keep.

lila said...

Love the red quilt

SheilaS said...

Laurie and Polly directed us over here to see your new book-it's awesome. Love the quilt on the cover and the beautiful scenery behind it. Sue and Sally-the names of my twin best friends in school!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful book! Love the scenery and quilts are wonderful! Shanna

Kristen said...

I love that ant, and I'd love to make about 10 of them! :)

Donna said...

Just cute as a bug's ear! Oh, to be lucky, I'd LOVE to win!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Love the cover quilt on your book. And the ant is so adorable!

Stephanie Greer said...

I would love to have this book. I too live on a lake and there are days like that, even in the winter, that are just too beautiful for words. I found out about your book through Karen Snyder's website! Please pick me and I will complete one of your projects and photograph it on my lake and send it to you!

Anonymous said...

That is the cute ant! Can't wait to see the book. The scenery alone is marvelous. The quilts are too I'm sure. Thanks for the giveaway!
Tammy Mabry
tmabry@jnebk.com

trudys_person said...

All the photos shown on your blog and Anna Lena look beautiful - quilts and photography! Thank you for the giveaway!