Best of Fons & Porter – Three Book Giveaway!
10.1.2012

Wow! I am excited to announce a special giveaway of three Best of Fons & Porter books!

   

Each of these compilations is a treasure trove of quilting inspiration! All three books share common features from the popular Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine. They each include several well-written and well-illustrated quilt patterns from various quilt designers. Many patterns offer a “Tried & True” section showing the quilt block in alternate fabrics for further inspiration. Quilting design suggestions are illustrated; some designs can even be downloaded from the Fons & Porter website. Each book has several Sew Easy™ technique tutorials!  The step-by-step instructions and photos teach how to conquer piecing challenges, cut and piece a variety of geometric shapes, use specialty rulers, and more. Each of these Best of Fons & Porter books offers choices for different skill levels and design tastes.

Best of Fons & Porter: Tips & Techniques
Over 200 favorite tips sent in by readers of Love of Quilting, on topics such as organizing fabric, safety, and clever ways to utilize everyday items, fill one-third of the book. Fourteen Sew Easy™ technique tutorials cover piecing of triangles, windowed fusible appliqué, machine trapunto, paper foundation piecing, sewing curved seams, strip sets, piped binding and other topics. I found the section on machine quilting helpful, especially the instructions for quilting pieced borders.

The thirteen quilts are quite varied. I want to make the Blue Lagoon by Liz Porter because of the 3-D effect and the combination of strip-piecing with the diamonds.


Best of Fons & Porter: Star Quilts
The twenty-seven stunning star quilts in this book are each created by a different quilt designer, including Judy Martin, Nancy Martin, Sally Collins, Marsha McCloskey, Marti Mitchell, and many others. Quilt sizes include miniatures to large bed quilts. The fifteen Sew Easy™ tutorials focus on cutting and piecing challenges common to star quilts: triangles, diamonds, hexagons, mitered corners, and inset seams.

I put the Mariner’s in a Pickle quilt by Heather Kempel Costen, which combines interlocking Mariner’s Compass and Pickle Dish blocks, on my wish list of quilts to make.

Best of Fons & Porter: Fun Quilts for Kids
The twenty-one quilt designs in this book are bright, fun and sized for kids. Even with the juvenile theme, the quilts are varied in style and techniques. The ten Sew Easy™ tutorials focus on pattern-specific techniques such as working with parallelograms, interfacing appliqué, blanket stitch appliqué, curved seams, Hourglass blocks, Kaleidoscope pieces, and Nine-Blade Fan units. I love the Summer Flip-Flops quilt on the cover!

The quilt I just have to make for Halloween is the Black Cats Prowling quilt by Virginia Anderson!


(Photo courtesy of Leisurearts.com)

I would highly recommend any of these books as a valuable addition to any quilt library. The collection of quilt designs and techniques in each book is diverse; any quilter will learn something new and find inspiration for further projects. I am sure you’ll find a quilt (or many) that speaks to you as well!

Now, for the book giveaway! Connecting Threads has three copies of eac
h book to give to three different winners. That’s right…three lucky winners will win all three of these fantastic books. To enter, simply leave a comment below before 11:59pm PST on October 7th. We will select our winners on October 8th and announce them shortly thereafter.

Rules: One entry per person, please. No purchase necessary. To enter, you must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. This giveaway is only available to residents of the United States and Canada. All comments must be submitted by 11:59pm on Sunday October 7th. Good luck!


214 comments

  1. Linda Sue Robertson - October 1, 2012

    What an awesome threesome of books!!! Fons and Porter has some of the best teaching techniques around. I would love to add these to my quilting library!!! Thank you QWU for another opportunity to win something fantastic!!!

  2. Karen - October 1, 2012

    Would love to win one of these books. Love all of the quilts.

  3. Dina Bailey - October 1, 2012

    It would be wonderful to have these books in my home. I love to learn new techniques and get lots of new ideas. We live out in the country. The closest city where they give lessons in new techniques is one hour and 15 minutes away. Needless to say I don’t make it there. Every year I make a quilt for one of my grandchildren. There are ten of them so I can use lots of help. It looks like the pictures in these books are also very helpful. I am excited to hear about the outcome of this “Giveaway” and hope that I can be one of the receivers of such a wonderful gift.

  4. Marty Smith - October 1, 2012

    I made the flip flop quilt and loved it.

  5. LINDA - October 1, 2012

    HELLO! THREE VERY NEAT BOOKS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  6. Rachel Riley - October 1, 2012

    Wow, what a great giveaway. I hope to win!

  7. Pam - October 1, 2012

    Thank you! What a generous way to start October!

  8. Dixie - October 1, 2012

    I hope October 8 is my lucky day. Thank you.

  9. Deb G in VA - October 1, 2012

    These books look wonderful! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  10. kaholly - October 1, 2012

    All three look wonderful!

  11. April - October 1, 2012

    The Mariner’s Compass has been on my list for some time. Need to make time to make one or two. The books look amazing!

  12. Amanda Best - October 1, 2012

    I love Fons and Porter,their magazine is one of the few that I subscribe to, and their hints and techniques have taught me a lot. Thanks for folding such neat giveaways! Good luck, everyone!

  13. Jamie lee - October 1, 2012

    What a fantastic giveaway! I especially love the Halloween quilt pictured…very cute!

  14. Jessica I. - October 1, 2012

    I you 12 and just learning to quilt & sew. My mom says Fons & Porter are great to learn from
    Thank you.

  15. Jessica I. - October 1, 2012

    I am 12 and just learning to quilt & sew. My mom says Fons & Porter are great to learn from
    Thank you.

  16. Shelia - October 1, 2012

    Great books! thanks for the opportunity to win.

  17. deb - October 1, 2012

    Ann and CT please believe me when I say thank you for adding Canada to this giveway! I am very excited and hope to win. I see some of the QWU members have already got their hands up! Love F&P patterns have made a few of their quilts so these would really be a thrill to win

  18. Emily - October 1, 2012

    These books would be so neat to win. I really like that flip flop quilt. Looks like so much fun.

  19. Jennifer Hope - October 1, 2012

    What a Trio Treasure! Love them all

  20. Kris - October 1, 2012

    What a fun giveaway – love those stars and the cats, too!

  21. Cat Lady - October 1, 2012

    Would love to receive any of the books, let alone all three. We still make time to watch the show on PBS.

  22. Ceil - October 1, 2012

    These look great! I can use all of the help I can get :)

  23. Lea - October 1, 2012

    Great giveaway! Would love to win. It’s always wonderful to learn new techniques and expand your knowledge!

  24. Mike Pearson - October 1, 2012

    I love Fons & Porter patterns and books. They are always easy to follow and look nice :)

  25. Diane C - October 1, 2012

    These three books would be a great addition to my collection of books — More quilts to add to my list to do.

  26. Nicola - October 1, 2012

    Wow all three books!!! I would have been happy with just one!!! This is an awesome giveaway!! These books would be a great addition to my library. Thank you for the chance to win these books.

  27. Maggie R - October 1, 2012

    I’ve recently started quilting and have found Fons and Porter’s TV show to be an excellent teacher. I would love to have these books to help me learn more!

  28. Lisa Marie - October 1, 2012

    These look like great books, thanks for the chance to win. The cover quilt on the Star Quilts book is just fabulous!

  29. jmniffer - October 1, 2012

    What an amazing trio of books! I am a Fons and Porter fan and would be thrilled to win these books. Thank you for the chance to win them.

  30. Kathie L - October 1, 2012

    I love that black cat quilt!! I’d love to win.

  31. Sandy A in St. Louis - October 1, 2012

    How wonderful! I love star quilts, so the second one would be perfect for me! And one my guild friends made the flip flop quilt on the third cover and it is ADORABLE! Thanks for the chance tow in!

  32. Michelle - October 1, 2012

    I would love to have these books. I think you can never have too many. Thank you for the opportunity. you guys give away such great stuff. I would love to try a new tecnique.

  33. Regina - October 1, 2012

    These look to be full of great ideas!

  34. Ginger - October 1, 2012

    Looks like great books for any quilter.

  35. Jill in Ohio - October 1, 2012

    Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  36. CHRISTINA - October 1, 2012

    Oh shinny stars how I would love to have more patterns for you!

  37. Denise Howard - October 1, 2012

    Great books! Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

  38. Jennie P. - October 1, 2012

    Oh yeah! This would be awesome to win! Crossing my fingers…

  39. Liza - October 2, 2012

    I’d love to win these books. I see lots of wonderful quilts just waiting to be made. Thanks for the opportunity!

  40. cathy victor - October 2, 2012

    I would love to win these books, they are great! thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Pam roach - October 2, 2012

    This is a fabulous giveaway!!! Thank you!!!

  42. Renea - October 2, 2012

    Fons & Porter books are the best. Thanks for the chance to add them to my quilting library.

  43. Donna Sykes - October 2, 2012

    What a great giveaway! All 3 books look great. My favorite would be the Star Quilts book. The quilt on lthe cover is fabulous. I’ve got my fingers crossed an hope to win!

  44. Dana - October 2, 2012

    Great books! The quilts are wonderful especially the cat one, thanks.

  45. Joan - October 2, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Traci - October 2, 2012

    What a great giveaway! THanks!

  47. Karen B - October 2, 2012

    Wow! I would love to have these to add to my quilting library. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  48. Susan - October 2, 2012

    I’m always looking for new quilting patterns and quilting ideas!

  49. ginger - October 2, 2012

    Oooh. Oooh. Oooh! I love these books! Hope I win. But even if I don’t, they will definitely be going on my Christmas Wish List.

  50. Linda Christianson - October 2, 2012

    I love Fons and Porter quilt patterns with many different unique ones.

  51. Brenda Patterson - October 2, 2012

    What quilter doesn’t like new books.I am helping my Aunt learn to quilt and these 3 would be the prefect gift.

  52. Deb Praus - October 2, 2012

    These books would sure go along way in helping me use up some of the tempting fabric you have had on sale! I am always on the look out for star quilts, my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!

  53. Christine Sherman - October 2, 2012

    Love the kids book!

  54. glynda - October 2, 2012

    I have two nieces and that book for kids looks like so much fun!

  55. barbara blair - October 2, 2012

    Wonderful give-away! I would love to add these to my library!

  56. rhonda elvin - October 2, 2012

    Cool giveaway!

  57. Christine Torres - October 2, 2012

    Hello! Thank you for this opportunity to win 3 books that looks like books I would love to have and use. :)

  58. Megan Halverson - October 2, 2012

    These books look like they have such great ideas!

  59. Robin - October 2, 2012

    Fun giveaway! I love new quilting books!

  60. Rhonda U - October 2, 2012

    I’m teaching quilting in a small Appalachian town. We’ve had older machines donated to us, but the books would really excite the ladies.
    Blessings from
    http://www.jubileeproject.holston.org

  61. betsey - October 2, 2012

    what great books! thank you!!!

  62. Holly - October 2, 2012

    Thanks for this super great giveaway!

  63. Cynde Wilkes - October 2, 2012

    I am new at quilting so these books would come in handy & educational for a newbie like me!!

  64. Ann Downs - October 2, 2012

    I would love to have these. I’m sure my daughter-in-law would love for me to have them also! I’ll be buying the Fun Quilts for Kids anyway I think.

  65. Annie H. - October 2, 2012

    Nice Books! Would love to win & try out some new patterns after learning some tips, of course! Thanks!

  66. virginia - October 2, 2012

    Boy, oh boy do I need those books! I have all this fabric to make quilts and I’m so afraid to cut into it without some help!

  67. Linda - October 2, 2012

    I would love to win these books. I’ve been quilting for 20 years and Fons & Porter have been my constant companions through new trends and techniques. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  68. Kathy Biggs - October 2, 2012

    Great giveaway! I would LOVE to win these books and promise to put them to very good use!

  69. glenda - October 2, 2012

    oh fun things to make. want to make them and haven’t even drawed my name yet.

  70. Sarah V. - October 2, 2012

    I’ve always enjoyed the Fons and Porter TV show and magazine. The star book especially looks great!

  71. Pamela Michalek - October 2, 2012

    Wow,getting new books is always great.I love to read them and get new ideas for projects.

  72. Su Scott - October 2, 2012

    How fun are these projects!!!! ???? AND in three books to boot. Thanks cheers su “-}

  73. Ruth Pasley - October 2, 2012

    could sure put these books to good use!Thanks for the oportunity to enter.
    Ruth

  74. Vonda Mowrey - October 2, 2012

    These books would be a great addition to my quilting library.

  75. Lisa L - October 2, 2012

    Oh what a great giveaway!

  76. Martha B - October 2, 2012

    I would use all three books! The first quilt I slept under as a child was a star quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  77. Karen Ruetz - October 2, 2012

    Wow…these three books would be awesome to own but I would donate them to our local New Millennium Quilt Guild in Walkerton, Ontario. I have just started my 2 year term as president and wouldn’t my guild friends be tickled to have three new book in our guild library. I love all the Fons and Porter magazines and Connecting Threads. Thanks for inspiring me each and every month.

  78. Linda Gilli - October 2, 2012

    I would love to add those great books to my quilting library. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

  79. Fran - October 2, 2012

    I sure do like the star-studded snail’s trail on the cover of the Stars book. I’ve been intriqued by that pattern for a long time.

  80. michelle tripp - October 2, 2012

    beautiful books!

  81. Christine - October 2, 2012

    I love Fons & Porter patterns. Star quilts are my favorites and I love fun quilts too!

  82. Janae G. - October 2, 2012

    These books look great! I just started quilting in January, so tips and tricks would be great! And I have 7 year old twins, so the quilts for kids book looks very fun!!

  83. Bonita Reveles - October 2, 2012

    Oooh! I love books and I love quilting ideas. They look wonderful!

  84. mary - October 2, 2012

    the starbook is esp. wonderful looking. Those books look wonderfully useful.

  85. Grapenutrn - October 2, 2012

    Thanks for the chance to win three great books! I could especially use the tips and techniques one.

  86. Melody Buzzell - October 2, 2012

    Love Fon’s & Porter!!! I would love these quilt books.

  87. karen nichols - October 2, 2012

    Those books would certainly keep me busy over the winter. I would love to win them. Thanks for the opportunity.

  88. Deb robinson - October 2, 2012

    Pick me. Pick me!!!

  89. Adrienne F. - October 2, 2012

    These books look great! Would love to win1

  90. Sharla - October 2, 2012

    Wow I just started quilting and these books look awesome for a newbie

  91. Sallie - October 2, 2012

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  92. chrissie w - October 2, 2012

    pick me! pick me! oh! oh! PICK ME!!!

  93. Sheila - October 2, 2012

    Fons & Porter books are sew useful! Great giveaway.

  94. Rose Ann - October 2, 2012

    I love the quilts!!! I love the books!!!!!!! I want to win!

  95. Lisa - October 2, 2012

    Always looking for new projects! Would so enjoy these books.

  96. Dawn M Hollingsworth - October 2, 2012

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway! Would love to add these to my book collection! :)

  97. Brenda - October 2, 2012

    What wonderful books! I would love to have them to help me gain new quilting ideas.

  98. Linda Johnson - October 2, 2012

    Great Giveaway! As a beginner, these books would be exactly what is needed to help me improve and a great addition to watching Fons & Porter.

  99. Carla C. - October 2, 2012

    The weather says it’s time to sit in front of the fireplace with my quilting books and dream of the next project. Yes… just like my ‘stash’, I need more books! Thanks for the chance :)

  100. Cathy B - October 2, 2012

    GREAT books…would love to start fall off right by quilting some of these patterns. thanks for the giveaway!

  101. Kerri Bernhard - October 2, 2012

    I love the TV show, but I don’t have any Fons & Porter books.

  102. Marybeth Smith - October 2, 2012

    Would love to buy more batiks from you to make a quilt in the giveaway books…..I love you guys

  103. Anda - October 2, 2012

    I love both Fons and Porter and Connecting Threads! The books are stunning, thank you for the opportunity to win! awolk at rogers dot com

  104. robin - October 2, 2012

    Wow, those books look awesome! What a great give away!

  105. Jen Dewey - October 2, 2012

    These books look like they have some fun quilts to make.

  106. Sandy G - October 2, 2012

    Fond and porter book. Would be great to have so how awesome to me that would be…

  107. hillary moon - October 2, 2012

    Yay! What every quilter needs – more books, lol

  108. Lori - October 2, 2012

    Love quilting books! Keeping my fingers crossed. :D

  109. Beulah - October 2, 2012

    What a great way to kick off the fall/winter sewing season! :) Each of these books are packed with fun creative adventures!!!

  110. Joanne Read - October 2, 2012

    Wonderful start for my Grand daughter’s own quilt book library. We have quilting together since she was old enough to say “aterials.” Now at 14 she and I are always looking for new quilts to make for family and friends.

  111. Cindy Williams - October 2, 2012

    Love Fons and Porter for tips and ideas!! I would love ANY of these books but all 3… WOW!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  112. Karen - October 2, 2012

    Since I am a rather new quilter, I think the book on Tips and Techniques would be best for me; as a grandmother, I think the little guy might like the Fun Quilts for Kids. Any of the three would be great for our quilting club to work with.

  113. Heather - October 2, 2012

    I agree, the black cat quilt is simply adorable!

  114. Karen Eggleston - October 2, 2012

    Any of these would be handy. BTY I love Connecting Threads!

  115. Karen Nelson - October 2, 2012

    I need some inspiration! I’d love the opportunity to read them! Maybe create something from them! I am a
    Fabriholic! So I need to put the fabric to good use!

  116. laurel giard - October 2, 2012

    The star quilts is a quilt I’ve been looking forward to attempting

  117. Debbie Jewell - October 2, 2012

    WOW! Would love to win these books! Thanks!

  118. Amy Salvage - October 2, 2012

    I’m new at quilting and I love all the fabrics and notions & books. I have not won anything since I was about sixteen. Very long time ago. I’m hoping with all my heart that I could win these books and help myself to creat some wonderful and beautiful quilts on my brand new Janome 3160 QDC. Thanks Connecting Threads, I love your products!

  119. Judi W - October 2, 2012

    I always look forward to any information on quilting. I take the magazine and these would be great to have to.

  120. Debbie Woods - October 2, 2012

    Looks like sew much fun….Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  121. Anjeanette - October 2, 2012

    Awesome! I would love to receive these books. Thanks for the chance.

  122. Lorraine - October 2, 2012

    Looks like lots of wonderful quilts to make with fabric from Connecting Threads! Great giveaway!!

  123. Jeanne - October 2, 2012

    Love Fons and Porter and would love to win these books. Thanks for the chance.

  124. Daphne Brown - October 2, 2012

    I watch Fon’s and Porter on my local PBS station every saturday. My favorite part is the tips at the end sent in by us everyday people. We have such creative ideas that we share with all quilters

  125. Carrie - October 2, 2012

    I would love to win these and get some new ideas for Christmas presents!

  126. Becky Greene - October 2, 2012

    WHat a wonderful giveaway – thanks for the chance to win!

  127. Celeste Hauser - October 2, 2012

    I love quilting books! One can never have enough! I love cats so The Black Cats Prowling would be the first on my project list!

  128. Tina J. - October 2, 2012

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to add these books to my collection.

  129. Beth Williams - October 2, 2012

    Perhaps it’s just because I’m heading the the beach for a long weekend, but those bright flip-flops on the cover of Fun Quilts are just about irresistible!

  130. Vicki Sprain - October 2, 2012

    Love quilting books and love Fons & Porter patterns! It would be like Christmas coming early to win!!

  131. Debbie - October 2, 2012

    I would LOVE to own these books, I’m a fan of Fons and Porter AND Connecting Threads. And the staff is always great!

  132. Gail Martin - October 2, 2012

    Love looking at quilting books as I travel. Would be nice to get a look at these…

  133. Tami O - October 2, 2012

    I love all quilting books but especially the Fun Quilts. I love making kids’ quilts like I Spy and all sorts of them. This is a fantastic giveaway.

  134. Connie Merrill - October 2, 2012

    WOW- they look fun! Would love to spend time looking at them and finding my next project :)

  135. Rhonda Desgranges - October 2, 2012

    What a great giveaway! I would love to have those books.
    I could really use the one about the Tips & Techniques.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  136. Sally - October 2, 2012

    Since I fell and now have a plate and screws in my wrist, my quilting is pretty much down to looking at quilts in books and magazines! Would sure love to have three new books to help my healing…. :-)….

  137. Lindy Enlow - October 2, 2012

    I am fairly new to quilting (only a year) and find these books so exciting. I absolutely love the colors that are shown on the covers as well. Can’t wait to get a look at all three books!! Crossing my fingers!

  138. Joyce Carter - October 2, 2012

    These books would be a great addition for any quilters library. I sure would love to win them. Thank you so much for the chance.

  139. Shirley in Canada - October 2, 2012

    Was trying to pick “one” book but dang it all they are all too great to just pick one!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  140. Nancy B from Many LA - October 2, 2012

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

  141. B J Elder - October 2, 2012

    With my birthday coming up these would be a great gift! You are so generous. I know the winners will be thrilled! Thanks for another fabulous giveaway!

  142. Georgann - October 2, 2012

    Love the books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  143. Marji McAdams - October 2, 2012

    I’m fairly new to quilting and would love to have some additional resources to draw upon. Thanks for the chance. =]

  144. Fredricka Brown - October 2, 2012

    Love the books. I would have so much fun………

  145. Eileen DiPietro - October 2, 2012

    Would love to own some Fons and Porter inspiration!

  146. Diane baker - October 2, 2012

    Love all three books. Finally home alone with all the children in school. I am making ‘me’ time by quilting. Would love to make the flip flop quilt, thanks for the great giveaways!!

  147. Patti Levine - October 2, 2012

    I love Fons and Porter and would love these books! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  148. Kyla Olson - October 2, 2012

    Ooooo, I just love quilt books! So many ideas!

  149. Susan R. - October 2, 2012

    I love collecting quilt books. I’m looking forward to retirement in four years so I can make time to quilt again. It has been years since I have done any quilting and I enjoyed it greatly.

  150. Ally Bryant - October 2, 2012

    Would love to create something from these beautiful illustrated books. Fons and Porter have really good tips.

  151. Charlotte Amaroc - October 2, 2012

    These books look great. I would love to win and share them with my daughter. Thanks for the chance.

  152. Wieke de Boer - October 2, 2012

    I don’t own any quilt books yet! I always pick more fabric over books….
    This would be a great start to my collection :)

  153. Virginia / SD - October 2, 2012

    I’m a fan of Fons & Porter. They have taught me a lot over the years. Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

  154. Mary - October 2, 2012

    Just learning how to quilt need all the books I can get ;-)

  155. Chris Burden - October 2, 2012

    I’d love to win a copy of these great looking books.

  156. Sharon - October 2, 2012

    I already have Star Quilts, and love it, and just ordered Fun Quilts for Kids.

  157. Rita Goshorn - October 2, 2012

    what a marvelous read these books wold be! would love to win a set! thans for the oppoortunity to do so

  158. Linda Walford - October 2, 2012

    I subscribe to the Fons & Porter magazine and would LOVE to win 3 of their great books! The cat quilt is way too cute!

  159. Ray J - October 2, 2012

    What a wonderful give-a-way!! I’d be thrilled to win these. :-)

  160. Gayle L. - October 2, 2012

    OOOOHHH me me me I want to win these. I would love to have those tips and techniques and maybe if I could win I could get around to making the great grand girls a flip flop quilt. Gayle

  161. Jean Horwath-Schaefer - October 3, 2012

    I love their magazine already – the books look great – with a variety of techniques and skill levels. I’m sure to find a pattern no matter what type of quilt I feel like making next. What a great giveaway!! Thanks for thinking of us.

  162. Lisette G - October 3, 2012

    I would be very lucky indeed! Great give a way!

  163. Penelope - October 3, 2012

    I adore stars and would love to have these books!

  164. Carol Pahl - October 3, 2012

    What a great collection of books! Thanks you for the chance.

  165. Annie - October 3, 2012

    These are fabulous books that would look great on my bookshelf! I love to have my books…when I’m making something I love to have books to use to reference what I’m doing or help me when I get stuck! Lots if times I just like to sit and read them too, just for the fun of it. Tx for the chance to win them.

  166. Donna Tyson - October 3, 2012

    These books would be a great addition to my Library of Quilt Books and Magazines. Since I have retired, I have enjoyed quilting. It was worth the wait!

  167. Cathy Koester - October 3, 2012

    Who couldn’t use more books?

  168. Trudy - October 3, 2012

    Who couldn’t use the Tips and Techniques book?
    Who doesn’t love Star quilts?
    Fun Quilts for kids? I say fun quilts for adults!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  169. Cheri A - October 3, 2012

    Thank You for this awesome giveaway.
    I learned how to sew when I was in High School. However, have not done any sewing or quilting until 3 years ago when my daughter told me I was going to be a Grandma. I am still very new to quilting and winning any of these books would help me tremendously.
    Thanks Again

  170. Susan Ashley-LaFitte - October 3, 2012

    New to the quilting scene; would love to see these books on my sewing room shelf. Thanks for the opportunity!

  171. MarciaW - October 3, 2012

    Wow! Love of Quilting is my favorite quilt magazine. Thanks for the chance to win this treasure trove of quilting books.

  172. Diane D - October 3, 2012

    Could this be my lucky day????? Hope so! Would love to win these books,. Thanks for the chance.

  173. Beverly - October 3, 2012

    WOW, I would just love to win these great books. If I could win these books and then win the lottery, man oh man, I would own ssssssssssoooooooooo much fabric, and be sssssssoooooooo happy. I can’t even image something that GREAT happening to me. I never win anything. I am the one who: “when their ship comes in, I’ll be at the airport”!!!!!!!!!! I hope I win. I hope I win. I hope I win. What a great way to start off winter. Winning 3 quilting books………………………….WOW
    Beverly

  174. Jenny Moore - October 3, 2012

    I subscribe to Fons and Porter already and love their magazine. It would be wonderful to win their books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  175. ellen k - October 3, 2012

    love F& P stuff, and you cute fabrics too ;)

  176. Rhealene Orwig - October 3, 2012

    I am kinda new to quilting and I would love a chance for these books…I spend a lot of time online learning techniques and these would be wonderful to have. Thanks for the chance! :)

  177. Diane G. - October 3, 2012

    Subscribe to the F&P magazine and look forward to it each month. Love Connecting Threads, too! Thanks for the fun here!

  178. Barbara Jane Thomson - October 3, 2012

    Fons and Porter produces such great books and their magazines are good for all levels of quilting. I would be very happy to win these three great books.

  179. Sandy Hengstler - October 3, 2012

    I would love to have any one of these books for my sewing room. My sewing room is shared with others so we can make “thinking of You Gifts” for those who are going threw hard times.

  180. Marjorie Henwood - October 3, 2012

    Wow!! What a fantastic giveaway….I would love to win these books…thanks for this chance.

  181. Pat Stevens - October 3, 2012

    I would love to win these books. I love Connecting Threads.

  182. Lori Beatty - October 3, 2012

    I would love to win these books! Thanks for the chance.

  183. Rachel - October 3, 2012

    Fabulous offer. thanks for the chance.

  184. Denise B - October 3, 2012

    Wow….great addition to anyone’s library…my stash needs busting…Thanks!

  185. Cecilia - October 3, 2012

    What a great trio of books. Thanks for the chance to win them. I especially love the quilt on the cover of the Stars book.

  186. Deanna - October 3, 2012

    Thanks for a great opportunity here…this is so inspirational! I love the quilts for kids especially, classic!

  187. Louise - October 3, 2012

    I am a reasonably new quilter and would love to win any one of the books.

  188. kathy ramberg - October 3, 2012

    Thank You!! Fons and Porter are the ones who got me started through their magazine. I appreciate the chance to win a prize.

  189. Paula - October 3, 2012

    wow, three books would surly help me out. I started quilting in April of 2011 and have now made 5 large and 3 small quilts. I would love to add these books to my library. thanks for the chance.

  190. Elizabeth Lafferty - October 3, 2012

    After spending HOURS today pouring over the Connecting Threads site book section, I stumble on this giveaway, and discover that all three of the giveaway books are ones I selected for future purchase! What a thrill it would be to win them instead!!! Thanks for the opportunity, and for your wonderful Connecting Threads website!

  191. Lee - October 4, 2012

    I would love to win these books. I am fairly new to quilting and I could use the instruction and tips. Thanks

  192. Mary - October 4, 2012

    What a great give away! I would love to read these for tips and inspiration. Thanks!

  193. Joanne Haller - October 4, 2012

    I love fabrics from connecting threads and also Fons and Porters tv program. I would love to wins a book. Thanks. Joanne

  194. Geri Wylie - October 4, 2012

    I get lost in your fabric, and there is nothing like fondling new fabric, or even my stash of fabric. Fons and Porter is my favorite magazine to fondle my fabric with. What can I say, fabric, patterns,and just sewing new things is such a feeling of joy and accomplishment.

  195. LeAnne L - October 4, 2012

    I can always use more quilt books for inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

  196. Jan Cattin - October 4, 2012

    Love everything about quilting! Thanks for the chance to win….

  197. Sandy Todd - October 4, 2012

    Whoa! What a treasure trove! Thanks for the chance to win these Fons and Porter books. I sure miss Liz on their t.v. broadcasts :0(.

  198. Jeri Fisher - October 4, 2012

    I am fairly new to the quilting world, so these wonderful books would be a treasure to have! Thank you for offering the giveaway!

  199. Bev Taylor - October 4, 2012

    One an always use more quilting books. You can never have enough ideas to keep the creativity flowing. I love F & P books.

  200. Maureen Prendergast - October 4, 2012

    I would love to win these books. I’m always looking for new tips and inspiration. Thank you so much for the chance!

  201. Jacki - October 4, 2012

    Thank you for the chance to win these awesome books!

  202. Lindsey Ray - October 4, 2012

    Please pick my entry! I’d love to win these books. Thanks! :-)

  203. Nancy Niemants - October 4, 2012

    I’m fortunate enough to live only about an hour from Fons and Porter’s retail shop in Winterset, Iowa. I LOVE visiting there! And I’d LOVE to win their books!

  204. Kaye M - October 5, 2012

    I have learned alot from watching Fons and Porter on TV and have some of their books. Their directions are easy to understand and the photos are great. Thanks for a chance to win.

  205. lindaroo - October 5, 2012

    What a great combo of books, techniques and patterns! I would be thrilled to win!

  206. ten b - October 5, 2012

    i love fons & porter – i wish they still came on our cable network – it’s just not the same watching on the internet……

  207. Cindy Radtke - October 5, 2012

    Oh WOW, another give away! I’m right there with the rest of you in wanting to win a set of these books. Fons & Porter have some the best patterns around when looking for a quick quilt to make. These books would be a wealth of information and projects anyone would love to add to their library of quilting books. Thanks CT for another great giveaway!

  208. RANCHMOM - October 5, 2012

    I am always looking for new patterns and would love to add these three books to my Quilt Library.

  209. Barb S - October 5, 2012

    I Love love love quilt pattern books and Fons & Porter are some of my favs. Hope I win but whomever wins is gonna be thrilled.

  210. Maryam Hassan - October 5, 2012

    I love all of these books….especially the Fons & Porter Star book and the Mariners in a Pickle book….but would be tickled to have the Fun Quilts for Kids to make bright and happy quilts for the kiddos in my life present and future! 3 Lucky people will win them all….it would be fabulous if I was one of them!!!

  211. Cathy Smith - October 5, 2012

    These books look like they would provide lots of inspiration!

  212. Linda - October 6, 2012

    What a great opportunity it would be to win these three books. I am a fairly new quilter and subscribe to the F&P magazine. These books and the knowledge of experienced quilters would provide such great information and tips to a new quilter. Love Connecting Threads too.

  213. Mary Gillette - October 6, 2012

    I would really love to win these books. Connecting Threads is one of my favorite websites.

  214. Rusty - October 7, 2012

    How neat that CT is offering this give-away! What a fabulous collection of books too. I guess I better not place the order that I have waiting yet just in case I win the books. I’ll need to order more fabric from you of course! Good luck to everyone! Hugs.