We have closed this giveaway, winners announced here. My copy of Simplify: Quilts for the Modern Home came in the mail this week. Author Camille Roskelley extols the virtues of the quilting life but keeps it simple for modern lives. Underpinning her home-beautiful through patchwork mantra is the frequent use of fabric pre-cuts as design roadmaps. It’s a great book, especially for anyone hesitant to start quilting.

I’m giving away  a copy of Simplify. Leave a comment by Nov 12, 2010 to get a chance to win!

Editor’s Note: International entries allowed. I’m enjoying all your comments!

By Scarlett Burroughs


103 Comments so far

  1. Susie on October 29, 2010 6:10 am

    Real nice giveaway.
    My first time on this site. I’ll have to follow. :)

  2. Susan Mclaughlin on October 29, 2010 6:24 am

    I’m looking for a simple quilt to make with Hawaiia fabric. Hopefully I’ll win.

  3. Jennifer P on October 29, 2010 6:29 am

    I’m anxious to start quilting! I could sure use some pointers.

  4. Shape Moth on October 29, 2010 6:33 am

    So, I’m first! Yay!
    Thanks for the chance to join the giveaway.
    Best regards

  5. Sue Saylor on October 29, 2010 6:36 am

    I’ve been wanting to start quilting and this looks like the perfect book to get me started.

  6. Jody on October 29, 2010 6:39 am

    I’m working on only my second quilt ever, so I welcome any advice/designs.

  7. Erin in PA on October 29, 2010 6:42 am

    This book looks lovely! I just ordered some precuts of her Bliss fabric – can’t wait to find the perfect project for them!

  8. Laurie Anne on October 29, 2010 6:46 am

    A fantastic book! I would love to win a copy~thank you!

  9. Penny on October 29, 2010 7:06 am

    I love simple! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  10. Lisa Garrett on October 29, 2010 7:10 am

    i love quilting! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  11. andrea f on October 29, 2010 7:41 am

    This would be awesome! In wanting to try my hand at quilting, just a bit intimidated. …

  12. Marianne on October 29, 2010 7:44 am

    Ohhh, would love to win Simplify!

  13. Leah B. on October 29, 2010 8:41 am

    I love Camille’s pattern collection, Thimble Blossoms. She does such a good job creating fun and colorful quilts infused with modern personality. I often modify her patterns to create smaller baby blankets to give away for baby shower gifts. I am so excited to see her new ideas in this book!

  14. Rena on October 29, 2010 9:54 am

    cool. i hope i win.

  15. Denny on October 29, 2010 11:13 am

    I’d love to win this book!

  16. Kylie C on October 29, 2010 11:37 am

    This looks like a great quilt book, pre-cuts are a great time saver but they don’t work with the old patterns I usually use. Time for a bit of updating.

  17. Kirsty@Bonjour on October 29, 2010 11:39 am

    Would love to win this – thanks for the chance to!

  18. Erika on October 29, 2010 11:43 am

    A great giveaway! As for I´m just a beginner in quilting it would shurely be a great help.

  19. Mimi on October 29, 2010 12:08 pm

    I would love to win this book – thanks for the chance!!

  20. MelodyJ on October 29, 2010 1:20 pm

    I want to start quilting.


  21. Tamara on October 29, 2010 1:30 pm

    I hope I am successful in winning this book because I would love to give it to my best friend for Christmas. She is new to quilting and I think this book would be perfect for her.

  22. Jocelyn on October 29, 2010 1:46 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for entering me :-)

  23. Rebmara on October 29, 2010 1:51 pm

    I would love to win, thanks for the chance

  24. Marj on October 29, 2010 2:38 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book, thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway.

  25. Nabiha on October 29, 2010 3:20 pm

    I’ve just started quilting..I’d love to win this book

  26. Papgena on October 29, 2010 3:55 pm

    I discover quilting recently, I would love to win this book!

  27. Amanda on October 29, 2010 5:39 pm

    Great giveaway, I’ve been looking for some simple quilts to make. I hope I win!! Thank You

  28. SewLindaAnn on October 29, 2010 6:33 pm

    I love the fabrics she designs, so I’m sure the books will be amazing and creative.

  29. Judy Dudley on October 29, 2010 7:29 pm

    I’d love to win this book!


  30. mab on October 29, 2010 8:12 pm

    A friend just got this book and I looked through it — Fabulous! I’m crossing my fingers to win, but if I don’t, I’ll be putting it on my Christmas list.

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  31. Peggyann on October 29, 2010 10:46 pm

    oooh, I’d love to win! Just found Camile’s blog not too long ago too.

  32. Vicky on October 29, 2010 11:18 pm

    I’ve been reading lots of quilting blogs and stumbled onto Camille’s blog recently and discovered this book. It looks pretty just like her latest fabric range Bliss :)

  33. PeachRainbow on October 29, 2010 11:46 pm

    Thanks for the chance – would love to win!

  34. CraftyMummy on October 30, 2010 1:31 am

    Sounds like a book I need! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Knititall on October 30, 2010 2:07 am

    This looks great! Simple is good, because quilts are kinda daunting but I’d like to start making them.

  36. sabine33 on October 30, 2010 4:26 am

    Oh how i’d love to win this great book !!!
    Thank you for this giveaway…
    Have a good day…

  37. Claire on October 30, 2010 5:09 am

    I have always wanted to make a Quilt, as my gran was always working on new designs. It has always looked so hard to do though. If there is a book to make it easy I would love to make some for my Grandchildren and I would beable to tell them it’s so easy to do!!

  38. Marilynne Quick on October 30, 2010 5:27 am

    I’m all for keeping my quilts simple and less complicated. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway and it has been quite some time since I got a new quilt book and maybe luck will be with me and I will win this one.

  39. Kaye Prince on October 30, 2010 6:00 am

    I would love to win this book! It’s already on my list of ones to buy, but winning would be so much better!

  40. DeeAnn S on October 30, 2010 6:12 am

    I want to start quilting but feel a bit hesitant because of the complexity of it. I thought I’d begin with a small lap quilt. My daughter has a beautiful quilt a friend made for her and I thought how neat it would be for me to try and make one. This book might be the inspiration I need to get started! Thanks.

  41. Deanna on October 30, 2010 6:19 am

    Thanks for a chance at a book that is sure to get used at this house.

  42. Maribel on October 30, 2010 6:21 am

    Wow a fantastic giveaway. I am an everyday follower of this blog, by the way I find it really interesting. I also like Camille’s work.Love from Spain.

  43. Kelly Massman on October 30, 2010 6:28 am

    Thanks for a chance to win! :-)

  44. Sheila Fisher on October 30, 2010 6:29 am

    I haven’t made a quilt in quite some time. Would love some fresh, simple, updated ideas!

  45. jennifer Moore on October 30, 2010 6:32 am

    This might be the book to get me over the fear of starting a quilt. Quilting seems like it would be such a rewarding hobby, but kind of a scary one for me to start.

  46. Susan Spiers on October 30, 2010 6:41 am

    I am just beginning to quilt-this looks like just what I need to get started! Wonderful book!

  47. Becky Albrecht on October 30, 2010 7:13 am

    Can’t wait to get this book and keep my hands busy with fun new projects and techniques. SO FUN!

  48. Sherry J. on October 30, 2010 7:26 am

    I would love to win this book. I feel very lucky this week. can’t wait! thanks.

  49. Elizabeth G on October 30, 2010 7:31 am

    This book looks wonderful. I’d love to win it – thank you for the chance!

  50. Kimberly R. on October 30, 2010 7:44 am

    I’d love a chance to enter!
    Thanks :)

  51. Ruth on October 30, 2010 8:02 am

    I want this book!

  52. Craft Passion on October 30, 2010 8:14 am

    This is cool, I want to try my luck and win this fabulous quilting book. I love sewing, patchwork and quilting. I simply buy the idea of the word “SIMPLIFY” on the cover of the book.

  53. Kelly on October 30, 2010 8:30 am

    Oh fantastic! I love Camille! I really need to simplify – I often try to do things in a complicated manner, and it either doesn’t get finished or doesn’t even get started! This book would be perfect for me.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  54. milai on October 30, 2010 10:31 am

    I’m a beginner at quilting. I’d love to win this book! Thanks.

  55. M.B.C. on October 30, 2010 11:27 am

    What a lovely offer! I would be thrilled to have even half the talent some of my grandmothers, great aunts and even great grandmothers had for making these. Thank you for the chance!

  56. Aleksa on October 30, 2010 12:07 pm

    What a wonderful inspiration this would be! I’m just getting back into quilting and looking forward to doing it properly once I have a cataract removed and can SEE again!

  57. Becky on October 30, 2010 12:10 pm

    I have been learning the wonders of pre-cuts after sewing for 40+ years!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  58. Debra Womack on October 30, 2010 1:01 pm

    Quilting always seemed so complicated to me – maybe this book could tame down the apprehension so I could try it out!

  59. Rachel H. on October 30, 2010 2:11 pm

    I would feel honored to win this book! Thanks for the chance. Blessings.

  60. kim beldowski on October 30, 2010 3:48 pm

    I would love to win this!!! Thats for the offer. :)

  61. Ellen on October 30, 2010 3:52 pm

    Always looking for new ideas. Would love the book.

  62. Vicki S on October 30, 2010 7:35 pm

    I saw this book at a quilt shop recently and it’s a great book! I would love to win this one!

  63. Twila J. on October 30, 2010 7:53 pm

    I love your blog, and your designs! I am new to quilting (working on my first one) and would love some resources!!

  64. Rachel S. on October 31, 2010 1:21 am

    Ooooooooh! I would LOVE to win this! Pick me, please!

  65. Miss Muffin on October 31, 2010 3:21 am

    Oh, I would love to win a copy. Just started with quilting and anything that would “simplify” it is really welcome! ;-)

  66. Shannon F. on October 31, 2010 10:10 am

    Simple quilts are the only one’s I know how to make!

  67. turtle on October 31, 2010 3:32 pm

    have collected the stash for a few new quilts (been awhile without a machine so…. hubby getting me a new one the next couple weeks!) This would be wonderful inspiration to get my feet wet again!

  68. Marcia W. on October 31, 2010 3:52 pm

    I’m intrigued by the inspiration this book can supply for quilting simpler modern quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  69. Joanna on October 31, 2010 5:37 pm

    I love quilt books, and get many ideas from them. Thank you.

  70. Alison on November 1, 2010 7:55 am

    anything with ‘simplify’ sounds great to me, especially planning holiday gifts

  71. JeansB on November 1, 2010 10:49 am

    I love the idea of quilting but often feel overwhelmed. A book called Simplify sounds like a great book for me!

  72. Billie on November 1, 2010 2:15 pm

    Would love to win.

  73. Sherri on November 2, 2010 2:06 pm

    I would love to win this book

  74. DebbieKL on November 2, 2010 5:45 pm

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

  75. Patty on November 4, 2010 3:08 pm

    I would love to own this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  76. Tracey Sayler on November 5, 2010 6:23 am

    I am discovering all sorts of fantastic things on your site. Thanks for putting it all together and sharing it. I love crafting it is so theraputic! Thanks for the opportunity to put my name in for your book. It looks awesome!!

  77. scarlettburroughs on November 5, 2010 8:56 pm

    Hi Tracey,
    I am pleased you found us. I agree crafting is therapeutic, it keeps me sane in a crazy world!
    Good luck on the book drawing.

  78. Paula L. on November 8, 2010 7:06 am

    I’m just starting with quilting; I’m making my first quilt and would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

  79. Angel on November 8, 2010 7:52 am

    My best friend just gave me a sewing machine (she got it as a high school graduation gift over 20 years ago). Since I have always wanted a quilt, I am collecting fabric to start my own quilt! This book would be an awesome help! Thank you for the chance to win!

  80. Belinda on November 8, 2010 8:25 am

    Ive JUST started quilting and this would be GREAT, believe me I need ALL the help i can get =)

  81. Michelle on November 8, 2010 9:23 am

    What a beautiful book. I would love to have one. :D

  82. Hannah P. on November 8, 2010 10:04 am

    This book looks awesome! I just got my first sewing machine and I’m not sure where to start.

  83. LittleFire on November 8, 2010 11:17 am

    Just a quilting beginner but am so so excited to learn and create such beautiful, useful items :) have been hoarding fat quarters of pretty material for years and now it’s time to actually use them! Thanks for the competition…great idea!

  84. Sara K. on November 8, 2010 1:13 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway… I hope I win :).

  85. Lucia on November 8, 2010 1:51 pm

    This would be my very first encouragment to start quilting…
    I will keep fingers crossed!!
    Thank you!!

  86. Kirsty@Bonjour on November 8, 2010 3:11 pm

    I’d love to win a copy. I love Camille’s idea of using pre-cuts to make quilting quicker and easier. I also think she could be the cutest thing on the www these days!

  87. Gabrielle on November 8, 2010 5:13 pm

    I’ve started making a quilt yesterday and I just realized that it’s not as simple as I tought… I’d love to read this book!
    Thank you for the wonderful website – I learned a lot of things because of you!

  88. karen on November 8, 2010 5:24 pm

    I would LOVE to win a copy of her book, I follow her, and your blog, and think that book would be a perfect before Christmas surprise! Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. SewLindaAnn on November 8, 2010 5:39 pm

    I’m an intermediate quilter, and love her fabrics. I’m sure the book would be fabulous to work with. thanks for the chance!

  90. Amy C on November 8, 2010 5:43 pm

    Wonderful book to giveaway! Even though I’ve been quilting for a few years, I enjoy reading “how to” quilt information. I always learn something new.

  91. Nima on November 9, 2010 7:42 am

    I would love to win this giveaway. please do add my name for the draw.

    it was my new year resolution for 2010 to learn quilting…Everything came on my favour and i joined a handquilting class…enjoyed every bit of it. I finished my first hand quilted table runner. I tried to learn machine quilting my self and made 2 wall hanging…Now i would love to learn crazy quilting and the real machine quilting.
    Thank you so much for this giveaway

  92. Barbara on November 9, 2010 10:50 am

    I’d love to win a copy of this book! I guess I’d be an intermediate beginner…lol. I’ve made a few lap quilts/wall hangings, but always choose fairly easy patterns. Time for me to spread my wings a bit and try something a bit more difficult.

  93. deserae fiedler on November 9, 2010 12:02 pm

    I would love to win! I have been quilting for almost a year!

  94. Connie Campbell on November 9, 2010 1:50 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book! I have quilted since I was young but stopped for the last couple years and am catching up on all the new techniques!

  95. Patty on November 9, 2010 9:30 pm

    I would love to learn how to quilt!

  96. Karrie Tuck on November 10, 2010 12:21 am

    My fondest memory as a child is when I used to sit next to my grandmother at the sewing machine. One day I asked her why she always used different colors and patterns of material when she made her quilts, and she simply answered by saying that each quilt is special in its own little way. She went on to tell me that she never decided which member of the family she was giving it to until it was finished, because you never know the personality of the quilt until it tells you (by looking at it) just who it is best suited for. I would love to learn to quilt so someday I might be lucky enough to start a tradition with a grand daughter of my own someday! I hope you pick me to win,I am anxious to learn. Thank you.


  97. Barbara on November 10, 2010 4:41 am

    Real nice giveaway.

  98. scarlettburroughs on November 10, 2010 5:23 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your memory. Just beautiful.

  99. deedee on November 10, 2010 7:50 am

    I recently found this site and love it! I am a enthusiastic beginner quilter.

  100. Patricia Mayne on November 10, 2010 7:59 am

    OH! I think I might be your 100th commenter! I do not quilt. I have been scared to get started and the scariest part is when I think about the binding! Silly, huh. Thank you for entering me in the contest.

  101. Krystal on November 10, 2010 11:19 am

    Would love a chance to win this book as I am a first-time quilter who’s a tad intimidated.

  102. MoeWest on November 10, 2010 11:37 pm

    I’m fairly new to quilting, so I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  103. MelodyJ on November 11, 2010 5:50 pm

    This sounds like a great book.


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