Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Librarygal Celebrates 250 and a Giveaway!!





250 posts! Wow! It is quite amazing how a little blog called Librarygal Quilts accumulated 250 bits of quilting and life and shared them with some wonderful people! You Gals have been wonderful and I feel a real affection for my virtual quilting buddies. So, I made a little quilty present for a giveaway and of course I had to include a book. Any Librarygal worth her salt wants to give books to her friends! So here's your opportunity to win a mug rug made with the darling fabric known as Paris Apartment with a little bit of Full Bloom, by Bari J. and a polka dot mug to match and a lovely book The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket. I love this book. It's beautifully written and has some timeless patterns to make over and over again. You'll love it!

Here's the giveaway guidelines: Tell me your favorite quilting book, and if you want a second chance to win, become a follower. If you share my giveaway let me know and I'll throw your name in again! I will choose a winner on Friday, April 20th at 7:30 pm!

On the family front, my daughter Paloma has decided to start quilting and has now taken her first class and finished her first quilt for her little guy Deakin. Yay!

Our other daughter Carmen has been accepted at UC Berkeley for graduate school in English Education in Multicultural Urban Secondary Education . Woo! Mike is getting close to retiring and I just celebrated 30 years at Chico State! We are a happy family!
I have to say, it's good to have a blog. It keeps track of some very important times in your life and connects you with others who love what you love. Thank you gals for 5 years of friendship!

Lots of Love and Wishes for time to Create! Pam

70 comments:

  1. blogs are fun! (and it was how I met you after all)...

    Congratulations on all the family accomplishments too!

    Favorite quilting book right now -- probably 500 Rotary Cut blocks... it's a great resource. :) That book looks great; I haven't seen it yet.

    Thanks Pam!

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  2. (and of course I'm a follower--- even without the bribery). :)

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  3. (I added you to my blog post Pam!) :)

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  4. My favorite book is Liberty Homestead 25th Anniversary Celebration.
    Thanks,

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  5. Oh and yes I am a new follower. Congrats!

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  6. Congrats! My fav quilting book has to be anything from Miss Rosie!

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  7. I am a follower....and have been. I love Bonnie Hunters Books.

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  8. my fav quilting book easy one is borders...love it..you can find it at the patchwork place...anytime I am stuck on a unique border I pick up this book...congrats on 250...no easy feat...yeahhh

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  9. Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. Congrats on 250 posts!

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  10. Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. Congrats on 250 posts!

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  11. I have so many books, but maybe my fav is the book Quilts from the Folk Art Museum in NYC or Red and Green Quilts from the Poos Collection or.. well you get my point. Yes I follow, wow, 250 posts. I"ll blog about your giveaway, your post sparked a subject line, and I'm lacking these days!

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  12. Congratulations! It's been quite a journey you've shared with us.
    Pick one favorite book? Impossible!
    Thank you for all your entertaining posts, keep it up!

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  13. thanks for such a great giveaway, i love this book! also my favorites are Material Obsession 2, liberated quilting making by gwen marston. thanks for a chance and congrats on 250 posts!

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  14. Congratulations on 250 posts. My favorite (or one of my favorites, anyway) is Circles of the East by Kumiko Sudo.

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  15. Congratulations on your 250th posts. My favorite quilt book varies from time to time but right now it's Nature's Beauty in Applique by Susan Taylor Propst. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

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  16. Congrats on the milestone! I am a long time follower. :o)

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  17. Favorite quilt book.. hmm.. so many to pick from.. I think my favorite right now is the Modern Blocks book. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! xo

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  18. I just shared your giveaway on Twitter. :o)

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  19. My favorite book is Gwen Marston's Liberated String Quilts

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  20. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!
    THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  21. Hello! Right now my favorite Quilting Book is"Scrap Basket Surprises" by Kim Brackett. Love this book, it is jelly roll friendly!
    Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  22. Great giveaway!
    My favourite book at the moment is 'Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts@

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  23. Congrats!! My fave book right now is Material Obsession 2. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. The one book I turn to for the basics is an older one by Fons and Porter. I have too many new favorites, but they consist of antiques and good for browsing.
    I'd love to win yoru giveaway! I'm a follower and I announced it on my blog.
    Congrats on 250 posts!!

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  25. My favorite quilting book is Georgia Bonesteel's Lap Quilting book that my mother gave me many years ago. And, I have a quilt book that my grandmother gave my mother that is solely black and white with quilt blocks on each page with directions for making them. It is very old. I have amassed plenty and love my quilting books.

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  26. I am now a follower and found you through Humble Quilts!

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  27. My favorite quilting book is The Art of Classic quiltmaking by sharyn Craig and Harriet hargrave. An excellent reference book.

    I'll post your giveaway on my blog: bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com

    And I'm a new follower!

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  28. My favorite book is usually my most recent purchase, so it is currently "Sunday Morning Quilts". Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I am a new follower of your blog - glad that your giveaway led me here!

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  30. I am a daily follower of your blog, congratulations on the 250 blogs. My favorite book, it would be one by Fons and Porter, the first one they wrote..

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  31. Congratulations on your family's accomplishments, doesnt' it make you a proud mom??

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  32. It's really hard to choose a favorite, but I'm working with Bonnie Hunter's books right now....and I love them!

    Thanks for the chances!

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  33. And I'm a new follower! Woohoo!

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  34. Congratulations on 250 posts!! My favorite book might just be Quilting in the Limelight by Philippa Naylor. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. My favourite quilting book is The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman.

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  36. Hard to pick a favorite; I like Fons and Porter's Complete Quilting Guide.

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  37. T/Y Pam for the giveaway,

    I am a follower love your blog.

    My favorite book--all of Carol Doak paper piecing.

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  38. congrats on your 250th post. I am a follower and if I have to choose just one book (mission impossible I think lol)it would be Small Endearments by Sandi Fox it has such great inspiration on every page and is a book that I pull out often.
    Or any scrap quilts book or any quilting history book. I love them all :)

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  39. Cute mug rug! Spring colors!
    Great news on your family too, I'm glad everyone is doing well!
    Favorite quilting book - I like the Kaffe Fassett books, all of them. I have the Simple Shapes - Spectacular Quilts one.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Have a great day. ~Cat

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  40. I found my way here via Humble Quilts and am a new follower.
    Congratulations on 250 posts!
    My favourite book is Rotary Magic which I refer to often.
    Thanks for the chance to enter your lovely giveaway.
    Margaret

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  41. My favorite reference book is Jinny Beyer's Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns and my favorite inspiration book is Amish: The Art of the Quilt. Kathie L in Allentown

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  42. Lots of good things to celebrate! How wonderful that your daughter is interested in quilting. Happy to have found your blog!

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  43. Found you via Lori have been a follower of her blog for ages.
    Congrats and thank you for having a giveaway.
    Looking forward to come back many time to read your lovely blog

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  44. Found you via Lori have been a follower of her blog for ages.
    Congrats and thank you for having a giveaway.
    Looking forward to come back many time to read your lovely blog

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  45. Sharon of Grassroots sent me over. I noticed you are at Chico State. My niece is also there! My sister and her two daughters all live in Chico. All quilters of course. I have a great admiration for those of you successfully maintaining your blogs. All for our enjoyment. This is my first visit to yours. I have so many favorites when it comes to books. I especially like the research books, anything by Gwen Marston or Blackbird Designs, or Jo Morton..i could go on and on...Congrats on your 250 blog posts!

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  46. Gwen Marston's Liberated STring Quilts always speaks to my soul. I have a small quilting library and the books that stick around speak to my soul each time I open them.

    Congrats on your blog.

    blessings,
    pam

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  47. My first book, Little Quilts, is probably still my favorite. I've worn it out and it still makes me LONG to quilt.

    Lucy~

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  48. While I don't know much about traditional quilting, I love Denyse Schmidt's books on modern quilting. Congrats on 250!

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  49. Wow - one book, as a Library Gal you must know how difficult that is. I guess I have to choose Quilter's Complete Guide by Fons and Porter. I've almost worn out my copy. I am a new follower. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, and congratulations on 250 posts!!

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  50. I am another fan of Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking. Actually any of her books are my favorite sources of inspiration.

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  51. i love all quilting books because i only have 5

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  52. Hi, My favorite quilting book right now is "Scraps & Shirttaills" by Bonnie Hunter---BUT this is a revoloving position--I {heart} all my books--quilting or not.... thanks for the opportunity....Julierose

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  53. Congratulations on 250 posts. And fun things going on with your family. My favorite quilt book is "Quilts from the Quiltmakers's Gift".

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  54. Congratulations on 250 posts. My favorite book is Scrap Republic.

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  55. My favorite is probably Block Party - but I love me lots of books! :)

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  56. I now follow with Google Reader. The GFC thingie wasn't working for me.

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  57. I just Tweeted about your giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/193870742952218625

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  58. One of my favorites right now is Fresh Cuts. There are some great quilts in there. :)

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  59. I'm a follower via gfc! Congratulations on 250 posts! :)

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  60. Currently I am into Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy.

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  61. Congrats on great achievement!
    I follow your blog.

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  62. Congratulations! My favorite is All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2012/04/learning-something-new.html

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