A Splendid Celebration!

Are you following along with The Splendid Sampler? If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s the most epic, “sew-lebrity” filled sew along (of all time), consisting of 100+ free block patterns, designed by 83 pattern designers, shared twice week, for an entire year!!!



Just a few of the 80+ Splendid Sampler designers at Spring Quilt Market 2016.

For those of you making blocks either physically with the group (or virtually in your head), the 50th block releases this week! Isn’t that exciting?? Although I’m not going to spoil tomorrow’s surprise, the designer of block #50 is Joanna Figueroa of Figtree Quilts. I’ve seen the block, and let me tell you – it is Splendid!!


My Splendid Block

You may recall my block, Scrappy Happy Heart, below, which was released back in May. Click here to learn more about my block! It’s been exciting watching so many people making my paper pieced block design and sharing their work. The biggest comment I’ve seen on Instagram (#scrappyhappyheart) and in the Splendid Sampler Facebook group is that my block is the perfect block for those who have never paper-pieced before and want to try out an easy block. That warms my heart!!


My Scrappy Happy Heart Block

To celebrate The Splendid Sampler halfway point, hosts Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are teaming up with many of the Splendid Sampler designers with bonus blocks, fun giveaways, free patterns, and maybe even a little “behind the scenes” of the project.

Click here to see the complete blog hop celebration schedule!

Free Pattern for Splendid Friends

For anyone new to my blog, I invite you to get this free PDF quilt pattern of my Puzzle Box design just for stopping by and signing up for my email newsletter.

Click here to get the free pattern.

But wait…. there’s more!!

Puzzle Box Pattern

Book Giveaway for Splendid quilters

I’m also giving away a copy of the brand new collaboration book, 180 Doodle Quilting Designs. This book was compiled by Martingale/That Patchwork Place, the same folks who will be publishing The Splendid Sampler book once the blocks are all complete! (They have also published both of my quilting books, so I might just be a little bit biased!!)


180 Doodle Quilting features designs from several talented friends, including Splendid Sampler designers Melissa Corry, April Rosenthal, and yours truly! Perhaps this book will help you decide how you want to quilt your blocks when they are all finished!

For your chance to win, just leave a comment below letting me know if you’ve ever participated in a block of the month/week/day type program before. If so, tell me what you loved about it!

This contest is open to everyone worldwide. I’ll pick one US winner who will win a physical copy signed by me, and one international winner who will receive an e-copy.

The contest will close Aug 15th and I’ll ship it to you by the end of the month. Thanks for stopping by!!

It’s a Year Full of Giveaways from Electric Quilt

I had so much fun teaching EQ7 to two groups of students at QuiltCon, and I’m looking forward to teaching a more in-depth 3 day class at EQ Academy coming up April 21-23 in Ohio. But one of the best things about being a designer and EQ7 artist is getting to know the wonderful folks behind the company.

EQ_academy_groupMary Ellen Krantz and I will be teaching EQ7 for beginners, Barb Vlack will be teaching an intermediate level EQ7 class and Yvonne Menear will be teaching EQ stitch.

The Electric Quilt Company was founded by Penny McMorris and Dean Neumann in 1991 (coincidentally the year I graduated from high school) and it’s been going strong now for 25 years? Can you believe it!!


To celebrate such a milestone my friends at EQ have partnered up with various companies in the quilting industry to bring you a year full of amazing giveaways! Each month, one of their industry partners will be giving away a copy of EQ7 of their site, and EQ will be giving a way a prize pack of quilting goodies on theirs. So there’s 2 chances to win each month!

Who’s ready to win???

Celebrate National Quilting Month with a Giveaway, Free Fabric, and a Sale!

Blog Hop Party with Give-AwaysTo celebrate National Quilting Month, I thought I would combine a few different promotions into one huge fabric fest!

First of all, I invite you to beat the Winter Blues by joining the Quilter’s Blog Hop Party hosted by Michele at The Quilting Gallery.

For a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to my store, either follow my blog, sign up for my shop email newsletter, or join my flickr group. For a bonus entry, do all 3!


Then come back here and leave a message for me on THIS blog post saying you did, and maybe a kind word or two to make my day. 🙂

This contest is open to friends and fabric lovers all over the world. I offer free US shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase, with discounted international rates, too.

I will select one winner at random and post their name here on my blog. I’ll also notify them via email. Contest ends Thursday, March 14th at 9 PM Eastern Time (6 PM Pacific).


When visiting my store, take advantage of my fabric clearance sale up to 50% off. Then use code NQD13 at checkout to save an extra 10% off your entire order now through National Quilting Day, March 17th.

Plus, when you spend $25 or more, be sure to add a free Christa’s Candy fat quarter to your cart. (My choice of fabrics.)

Give yourself an excuse to sew or quilt all month!

Updated 3/14 7:10 PM

Thank you for your entries! We have a winner. Congratulations to Susan G. from Pennsylvania who has won a $20 gift certificate to my store. Susan – I will email you directly. Happy shopping!

ChristaQuilts Giveaway – Win a $20 Gift Certificate to My Store

It’s time for another giveaway! But this one is a little different. I am still awarding the prizewinner, but the actual giveaway is being hosted by Lucy from Charm About You.


To enter, visit her blog and leave your comment there. She will randomly pick the winner from all comments at the end of the week. This gives you a chance to visit my store, and her blog. So good luck and thanks for stopping by!

You may leave comments for me here, but only comments submitted to Charm About You will count for the giveaway.

Updated February 5th – More Chances to Win!!

I almost forgot (well I did forget until now)! Faith over at Fresh Lemons is also hosting a giveaway with prizes from 10 different shops and of course one of them is mine. So here’s another chance to score another $20 gift certificate to my shop. Again, to be entered to win, you must leave a comment on her blog.

Good luck again and happy blog hopping!!

Blog Hop Party Giveaway! Now Through December 15

Blog Hop Party with Give-AwaysIt’s time again for another fun blog hop party, hosted by Michelle from The Quilting Gallery.

Visit hundreds of blogs and enter for your chance to win.

Just click on the image at right or this link to join the fun!

One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to my quilt shop, ChristaQuilts.com to spend on anything you wish!


It’s easy to enter: simply leave a comment telling me what you’d buy if you won! While you are visiting, you can also sign up for my website newsletter and be one of the first to find out about my Daily Deals, Weekly Specials, and more.

This contest is open to friends and fabric lovers all over the world. I offer free US shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase, and a flat international rate of just $10, no matter how much you buy!

I will select one winner at random and post their name here on my blog. I’ll also notify them via email. Contest ends Saturday, December 15th at Midnight Eastern Time (9 PM Pacific).

Good luck and happy blog hopping!

Updated December 15 – We Have a Winner!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Lisa McGriff who has won a $20 Gift Certificate to my store!

On what she would buy if she won, her comment (chosen at random) was, “Probably the Hex n More Ruler!”

Great choice Lisa 🙂

Thanks to all of you who participated. It was fun to read all of your comments and participate in this hop!!