Christa’s Giveaway – Win a Copy of EQ7 for the Mac (or PC)

I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was able to offer another fabulous giveaway! This one is sponsored by my friends (really they are!) over at Electric Quilt. To celebrate the release of EQ7 for the Mac, they’ve generously decided to give away a copy to one of you – whoo hoo!


Don’t worry, this giveaway is actually open to everyone – if the winner is a PC owner, you can select the original version instead of the Mac version. No need to go buy a brand new computer just to run the software on (though that’s exactly what I did, LOL)! And if you prefer to have a downloadable version rather than a physical copy, that’s available, too!

Because I’m an existing EQ7 user, I only needed to get the migration kit to switch from a PC to a Mac. However, for those of you Mac users who have been patiently waiting for the stand-alone Mac version to be released, the time is now!



Here’s how to enter:

Just leave a comment below telling me if you’ve ever designed your own quilt before. Or if not, what you’d love to design if you could. This will be a short giveaway timerame, running through Monday, May 5th at 6PM Pacific time. I’ll email the winner and make an announcement on my blog next Tuesday, May 6th.

Good luck!


Christa’s Year of Weekly Giveways #44 – Two Charm Packs up for Grabs

Charm packs make me happy. Even if I don’t use them all the time, they are just so pretty to look at! This week’s giveaway is pretty straightforward. I have 2 charm packs to give away, but I’ll need a little help in deciding how to distribute them.

Kona Sunrise

I have a charm pack of Kona cotton in the Sunrise colorstory, and a charm pack of Snowbird prints by Laundry Basket Quilts (not available in shops yet)!

Moda SnowbirdSo here’s my conundrum. Should I give them away to two different winners to spread the love? After all, they are completely different styles. Or should I sweeten the pot and send them both to one person? It’s okay – you can leave me your totally honest opinion here.

Leave your answer below and I’ll pick one (or two) winners at random from all those who comment. Giveaway will run through next Wednesday, February 12th at noon. And yes, I can this ship anywhere so it’s open everyone!

Last Week’s Winners:

I had so much fun reading your comments about why you wanted to win the little Goody Bag with a big old G on the front. Many of you were so clever to remind me that Grandma also starts with a G! Good thinking!

The winners are Christa H. who does not have a G in her name but it’s still a great name. 🙂 Her grandson calls her “Grammer.” Too cute!

The other winner is Peggy D. who is going to give it to her daughter Gwen. Congratulations gals – they are on their way!

The Holly Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt

The project I am featuring today is called the Jolly Jelly Roll quilt, using Kate Spain’s In From the Cold fabric line from Moda. I came up with this design last year for my very first Quilt Along, where I show how to make a complete quilt from start to finish.

In From the Cold

In From the Cold Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt

This is such a quick and easy quilt to make, requiring just one jelly roll and a yard of solid fabric.  I hope to finish this quilt in time for Christmas. Why don’t you join me and make one of your own?

Jelly Roll Strips

In From the Cold Jelly Roll Strips

So far I’ve sewn together all of my jelly roll strips and have cut them into pieced squares. Aren’t they pretty? Be sure to follow my blog so you can see the updates as I work on this quilt. I’ll probably do a couple of tutorials as I work on it including how to quilt it. 🙂

In From the Cold Blocks

In From the Cold Blocks

Click here for my free pattern and step by step tutorial instructions to make this quilt.