Give-away Day: Hawthorne threads Gift Card/Books

Hi All! I love this day each year, the opportunity to give back to the community and say thank you. So thanks to my followers old and new.

For those that are new, you can also find me on Instagram (IG) – ml_wilkie. I have been quilting for 3 years and have loved that I can combine my STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) background and my arts side. I discovered through Quilt Design a Day,  modern quilt designing is definitely my favorite aspect of quilting. Many of my quilts are my own designs.


This has been such an amazing year from finishes and success. I hope you take some time to look around. The mosaic above shows my finished projects for 2015 – they can be found in the menu above.

Onto the give away!!….I wanted to make sure that I give back to all those who supported me through the year. So, this giveaway combines two things that I love:

  • Fabric – $50 gift card to Hawthorne threads
  • 3 books I have enjoyed lately (sent via amazon)
    QFEA_CoverMechanical.indd QuiltLocal Quilts du Jour

Thanks to all who left a comment. Fantastic suggestions and I had fun reading all the comments. Drum roll….the WINNER is:

Erica – Erica I will send you an email shortly to get all your details for posting the books.



542 thoughts on “Give-away Day: Hawthorne threads Gift Card/Books

  1. Rebecca

    I would love information on how to design paper piecing patterns. I understand the basic idea behind it but can’t wrap my head around knowing which order to sew the seams.

  2. sarah

    um… yes please? I know nothing about designing a quilt and would love any and all tips, especially those that deal with math ( a stem gal i am not…)

  3. Maeve

    When it comes to modern quilts, which I love, it’s the design process that is interesting to me but not always intuitive.

  4. Laura L.

    As a newer modern quilter, I needed help in centering pieced backing properly. Jacquie Gehring was so kind to e-mail me some tips and I think others could benefit from that information.

  5. Linda Webster

    I’d like some tips on how to change traditional quilting patterns into modern quilting designs.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

  6. Susan McGregor

    I’d be interested in tips on working with prints in modern quilts. This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much.

  7. Lizzie

    I would love to read about how to design a pattern to print to the proper size! That’s a side of designing that is daunting to me.

  8. Lizzie

    I love to see what Rachel at Blue Mountain Daisy blog is doing, and also Kitty at Night Quilter blog and IG. (I follow via email, and IG: agalinsweden)

  9. speechlaura

    I’m always looking for ideas about how to buy fabric (scale of prints, how much) when I see something that I like.

  10. Barbara J

    Color help would be appreciated as well as motivation! I see and envy so much but find it hard to switch from garment sewing to quilting.

  11. diane in VA

    Art quilting, scrappy designs, start small I assume, add pieces and fiber as you go.
    I need some proof to hang in my sewing area 🙂

  12. Anne Beier

    I have a design for a modern quilt – a photo I took. I don’t know how to translate that to paper and create measurements in order to make it let’s say in lap size or twin size.

  13. Dita Bybee

    Many tips! When designing, I want to know how to convert from brainstorming design to knowing what size of each fabric pieces will be. Also, quilting tips in general too, how to get your points to match perfectly, how to sandwich the quilt so it looks good, etc 🙂

  14. Valerie

    Hi friend! I don’t know if this is practical, but so many times I have a picture in my head that I don’t know how to translate to fabric. I would love to learn more about how take a vision and turn it into a workable design

  15. Laura

    I’m pretty good at taking other people’s designs and recreating them, but I’m not great at original work. I’d love to hear more about your initial creative process. Thanks for the chance!

  16. kcarlson1152

    I love when quilt bloggers put up a quilt top they’re working on and lays out various quilting options for it. I can usually visualize one way to quilt a top but it’s not necessarily the best way or the most creative way and those posts really help me expand the way I think about quilting.


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