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. Debby

    I am pretty new to quilting. I have been sewing blocks and having fun putting them together, but I am getting nervous about the whole putting it together part…

  2. Debby

    I follow on bloglovin. I can’t say that there is any one person or site that I enjoy most. I try to get inspiration for my creations from everyone and I find that there is something fun and interesting in so many places, blogs, etc..

  3. Fran

    I’ve enjoyed following your QDAD journey & it’s been really informative. I find the use of colour & value the most difficult aspect to master & would feel most unsure of that in designing quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  4. Jo

    I only just found your blog yesterday, and am finding your modern quilting direction very inspiring, so I immediately added you to my Bloglovin’ feed. Like you I come from a STEM background (ecology and ecotoxicology), and find the method of quilting a great creative outlet alongside knitting and dressmaking. For me, I’d love to see more case studies of taking an inspirational photo and turning it into a quilt design. Your Crater Lake quilt is exemplary!

  5. Katy M

    I love your hippo quilt! I’d love to see any tips and tricks for finishing a quilt as that’s where I lose my momentum!

  6. Trish

    Honestly, for me the hardest part about designing a quilt is piecing. I know what I want, just not how to get there. So, yeah, like the whole process;)

  7. Ellen

    My biggest struggle is looking at other quilts and such for inspiration but then coming up with a new idea to honor my inspiration. I love to look at other quilts but sometimes i struggle with getting back to my own creativity!

  8. Mary Ann Scanlon

    I would to have some thoughts on how to get started designing. I can riff off of an existing pattern but so far struggle to start from scratch!

  9. DebbieKL

    Awesome giveaway! I always have a hard time choosing fabrics that work together. I stick with collections so others make the decision for me. 🙂

  10. monique

    I would love to learn about using space in a quilt.. how you know how much negative space to use or not use to make it look ‘right and balanced! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Elizabeth Made This

    I’d like to see modern designs made from fabrics collected from unusual sources (ties for instance) or from fabrics collected in a more traditional way that they have been in the past (old clothes etc)

  12. Elizabeth Made This

    I am a garment sewist, and I love McCall’s IG feed for their images of vintage patterns in their history and for modern inspiration… Their staff’s Halloween costume collection was a treasure trove of creativity!

  13. Heidi

    I love designing quilts inspired by the fabric. Articles I am attracted to lately are selecting quilting designs, designing fabric, and I love cute little project ideas that distract me from what I should be doing haha


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