Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 21 of 30 Days of Giveaways - Day and Night Quilt by Eleanor Burns - Quilt in a Day

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration
Day 21

Day and Night Quilt
 by Eleanor Burns
Quilt in a Day 


Eleanor Burns has created this beautiful Day and Night Quilt design and it makes dramatic quilts. This book provides insights on using strip techniques and it comes with an acrylic template right in the back of the book!!! This fun design can be made with two or three contrasting colors and there is a section in this book to help you with fabric selection. The instructions are well written and include great visuals. Full yardage and cutting charts are included to make quilts in various sizes from table runners to a king size quilt. The book also has a great gallery of quilts that will inspire you!

One lucky IHAN blog reader will win Day and Night Quilt and it is autographed too!!!  Thank you Eleanor and Quilt in a Day....everyone would love to win an autographed copy of Day and Night Quilt.

Some of you may remember this photo as I have posted it previously.  Look at the spark and vitality in Eleanor's eyes.  I don't think she could give a boring lecture even if she wanted to.  On the left is her much younger boy friend.  She was dancing up a storm with him the very next evening.  I'm telling you she is one "wild" lady!!!  (OK all right already.....so it is her son....but the story of the much younger man was fun and much more gossipy don't you think?)
Oh, so you like gossip....well you are going to love this little tid bit of gossip.  Eleanor has a new book coming out in April.  The title is American Tatoos on Biker Babes Booties.  Ok, Ok, Ok....you are no fun....I'll tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth this time.  The real title is "Quilt Blocks on American Barns."  Quilt in a Day is taking pre-orders and if you order before April 28th you'll get a free collectors pin. 

You can follow Eleanor on her new blog too.  Just go to www dot StripQuilter dot com and you can read Eleanor's most recent posts.  I know what you are thinking now....oh sure Kelly...."Strip Quilter" now I know you are lying again.  NOPE....not this time!   www.StripQuilter.com is really Eleanor's blog....don't believe me....just click on the link and see for yourself.  (Everyone who reads the IHAN blog regularly already knows that when I lie....I say so...I'm what's known as an honest liar)

Quilt in a Day also has a newsletter and a forum too.  There is no reason you need to be getting your Eleanor gossip here....you can just go straight to the source for the real nitty gritty...lol  :)

Back to the Giveaway!!!  If you would like to win an autographed copy of Day and Night Quilt by Eleanor Burns you need to leave a comment on this post telling us why you want to win this book or if you have any good Eleanor Burns stories you'd like to share....that comment will count too!!!  I've heard some great ones from Lancaster recently. 

Thank you Eleanor and Quilt in a Day for joining IHAN in celebrating our First Anniversary!!! 

Smiles,
Kelly
PS....Stay tuned for more Quilt in a Day Giveaways coming before April 15th.  Also, my computer seems to be back on line and it was not my computer....it was a server on my site so all is well now.  Thanks for the kind words and thoughts.  One last thing....EPCOT ROCKS BIG SOCKS :)

80 comments:

  1. Your version is much better. ha ha.
    The only Eleanor Burns story I have is in our Church women's work meeting, someone was demonstrating quilt making and said that there were several on PBS who had great shows. "But", she added, "Don't watch that one who is all smiles and throws the fabric over her shoulder as she cuts, she is obnoxious." I have watched her, in spite of the advice. She is really talented.
    I love the story of her and her younger boyfriend. ha ha. You are funny.
    ~a

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  2. Eleanor Burns is a ghost writer. Okay so I'm lying. Just thought I'd try it out since I have no stories about her. If I win her book and make some of her quilts I'll probably have some stories to tell.

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  3. wow - eleanor burns' boyfriend is real dishy!!!!and i must look out for her new book on tattoos ha ha ha - seriously though american books can be difficult to find here in the uk and so expensive
    gill

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  4. I have several Eleanor Burns books. Her direction are clear and easy to follow.
    Elaine

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  5. No tengo ninguna historia , tampoco sus libros, pero seguramente si gano el libro tendre edredones y tambien historias para contar-

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  6. I love strip piecing so the "insights on using strip techniques" caught my eye in a big way.

    I love Mark Lipinksi's story of learning to quilt watching Eleanor Burns - the early production values were awful and he watched to make fun of it- but Eleanor's infectious love of quilting got him hooked!

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  7. I love Eleanor!! She makes quilting achievable for the beginner! She can definately install an "can do" attitude in everyone!

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  8. My mother introduced me to the world of E. Burns and her happy craziness. We watch her show on RFDTV. My mother (79 years young) saw a quilt on display made with the Night and Day pattern and wanted to make it. But, she had too many things on her plate. Would love to have this book for her...and then I could help her collect fabric:))

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  9. I was lucky enough to see Eleanor and her son (Orion...the one you pictured here) do a lecture at the recent AQS show in Lancaster. She is a real PEACH and lots of fun and so is her son!!! I truly would LOVE to get this book and template as it's one I don't have. I am seriously considering pre-ordering the barn quilt book, too.

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  10. I do love strip quilting and am so excited to find this new blog! Thanks. I'd like to win this book bz I really do love strip quilting and need some new ideas! I don't own any of her books but I wish I did!

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  11. I made my very first quilt so many years ago with Eleanor Burn's log cabin Make It In a Day quilt. Obviously, I never do anything in a day but I did it. I made my first quilt and have still have that quilt of so many memories.

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  12. I've used Eleanor Burn's books to teach my granddaughters to quilt. She has great directions. I also love her Flying Geese templates and sewing method. They make the most perfect flying geese.

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  13. My sister went to her studio and brought me back fabric and a stripping tote bag. Yes,
    I have a wonderful sister that spoils me so if I win I will give the book to her .
    Sandy
    cha16946san@epix.net

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  14. I would really enjoy the book. With limited sewing time quick quilts are a life-saver.

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  15. I would love to win this book. Please put my name in the drawing.

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  16. Great giveaway! I would love to win this book! Please count me in!

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  17. I would love to win this book as I love how simple Eleanors books are. I love strip piecing. Thanks for introducing her blog.

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  18. I would love to win this book! You can never have too many quilting books!

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  19. I would love to receive this book by Eleanor Burns. I saw her at the Des Moines quilt show and wished I would have bought it then. She's such a good teacher. This book would be a great resource for me. Thank you!

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  20. I have seen her in person for a lecture and she is a hoot. I could actually see her book with that title!!!! Too funny. I am excited about the barn quilts. Yeah.

    I would love to try a quilt from her book. They have a sample of one at my LQS and it is striking. I know how easy she makes everything too.

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  21. you may not belive this, but the only quilt book I own currently is teh "quilt pink" book. I don't have any that teach me anything about quilting. I keep trying to steal my moms books (she's been at it for over 20 years!) but she keept catching me. I belive that "they" say Elenor is a wonderful teacher/author so sign me up!!!

    I don't have an Elenor story, butI will tell you when my hubby is not home and I see her show is on, I will watch it. I just love how she flings fabric about, how her nails are always perfect, and how she has outrageous outfits to go with her themes. I dream of throwing my scraps over my sholder and sweeping them up latter, but my sewing space is in the living room, and I have an 8 month old who puts EVERYTHING in her mouth!!

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  22. Eleanor is such a talented and inspirational woman. And, truly an approachable celebrity! She gives from her heart! Can't think of any stories, just that she truly is a lovely woman in person and on tv.

    And this book is wonderful! Love the Night & Day quilt design. I'd like to make some quilts and also a table runner with this book!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  23. I love Eleanor's teaching methods - very clear and easy to master. I'd love having a copy of this book.

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  24. whew, you had me a little worried about the American Tattoos on Biker Babes Booties, I thought that maybe Eleanor was having some kind of break down. She does have quite the handsome son doesn't she? She is so funny, but I just can't do the throw the trimming over the shoulder and on the floor as she does, I need the trash can for that.

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  25. I would love to winthis book as I don't have any quilting books yet:)

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  26. Eleanor's books always have easy, well-written directions. I'm sure this one does too. I don't have any Eleanor stories but every time I see her at a quilt show, she always has a huge smile. You can't help but be happy around her.

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  27. I love Eleanor Burns' tv show, she's been a favorite for years. Her books are always so thorough - they are the best patterns to use when teaching beginning quilters.

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  28. I've never made an Eleanor Burns pattern, and that is just shameful! I would like to win this book so I can own a piece of immortality, make a lovely quilt, and not be visited by the Quilt Police for my omission! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  29. Would love to win this book! Have been thinking about buying it but will just hope and wait! Elnore was the first teacher I took a class from when she and I both started out.

    Rosemary
    cntryways@att.net

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  30. I'm still very much a newbie at quilting, but I have learned more from watching El than any other quilter. Would LOVE to win this book!

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  31. My very first quilt project was a diamond log cabin tree skirt by Eleanor! I watched her on PBS and loved every minute of it:)

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  32. I've seen others quilts and tablerunners that they've made from this pattern/book and they were GORGEOUS!! I would love to win this book and try my hand at it as well!! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  33. I would LOVE to win this book! I've been drooling over various of Eleanor's books, but haven't had the extra money to buy one (all the extra money got spent on fabric!). It'd be awesome to win this one.

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  34. I love, love, love Eleanor Burns. She is inspiring and the most outgoing person. I make sure to visit her booth at Road To California and it's always mayhem. (Just to be clear that is a good thing.) The results of Day & Night are just beautiful.

    chris_quilting@yahoo dot com

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  35. I would love to win the day/night book. Such an awesome quilt. If I won this I would give it to my mom who is a great fan of Eleanor's. She is one inspiring lady.

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  36. I love the very graphic nature of this quilt. I would like to learn new techniques from Eleanor.

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  37. When I first started quilting, I learned lots from watching Eleanor's TV shows.

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  38. I would love to win this book. It has the greatest patterns! Thanks to Eleanor for autographing it too!

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  39. Gorgeous quilt! So, of course I would love to win Day and Night pattern. I have no stories, but watch every quilting show that my local stations air.

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  40. I love Eleanor Burns and her books are fabulous.I have taken her book "Underground RR Sampler" to school when they are studying the civil war and slavery and they loved looking at the pictures of the blocks and reading the stories behind them.

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  41. I love Eleanor's patterns, books and especially her smile. It would be a great pleasure to win this book.

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  42. Like Eleanor Burns patterns - so would like to add this book to my collection - would like to be considered for your give away.

    Robert Kent in northern Iowa - (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

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  43. I love the Eleanore Burns patterns and this one looks like fun!
    Thanks for all the great give aways!

    SheilaC

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  44. I pick this book up EVERYTIME I see it. Then good old-fashion guilt emerges and I decide I need to finish whatever project I am working on before I get it and put it back on the shelf. I would love to win it so I can put an end to this missery!

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  45. I'd love to win. She makes even the boring part of quilting fun.

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  46. the Day and Night Quilt is on my list of to do quilts.. gonna be making it when i can get the fabrics i want to use for it..

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  47. Eleanor is a hoot:) She makes me smile everytime I quilt something of hers! I would LOVE to have this book in my library the quilts are FABULOUIS!

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  48. She sounds like a vibrant woman! I'd love to see her book!

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  49. The first bed sized quilt I ever made was one of Eleanor's--Double Pinwheel. Her instructions were great and I enjoyed making the quilt, a 40th birthday present for my only sister. Last year at the International Quilt Festival Eleanor smiled and waved at me. What a friendly lady. I'd love to win her book.

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  50. I would love to win this book. My first quilting experience (and the only one for years) was the diamond log cabin Christmas tree skirt that I saw on her PBS show years ago. I still use the skirt almost every year. And by the way, I loved watching her throw that fabric!

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  51. I love Eleanor Burns patterns, they are so easy to follow and they turn out so well. I am amazed that she made a successful business out of quilting when it wasnt popular. I would love to win her book.

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  52. Would love to win the book from a woman that has inspired me to throw my scraps over my shoulder when I trim. I know now why my sewing room floor needs cleaned badly!

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  53. I would love to win this book. My Mom has taken a class with Eleanor and I would give it to her. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  54. What a lovely book - and how gorgeous is that 'boyfriend'!! I reckon I will get a tattoo that says "Quilters do it with FQs" - on my own FQ...
    Hugs from Oz, Jasmine XXXX

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  55. If it were not for Eleanor Burns I never would have started quilting to begin with. I watched her on PBS and saw how easy she made it look. So, I bought the book and followed her on TV and made a quilt for my husband and I to sleep under. Thank you Eleanor Burns.

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  56. Oh how I love all of Eleanor's books. I do not have this one. How I hope I win it.

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  57. I love watching Quilt in a Day! My husband even tolerates watching all the shows I have TiVOed.

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  58. I watched many videos of her and I really believe she is the one instructor who really "taught" me the most. I remember her tips and instructions because of the delightful maner in which she delivers them. I'd love to have one of her books as well.

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  59. Elanor's patterns are always so pretty but she keeps the piecing simple so everyone can have a success with them.

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  60. I'd love to meet Elenor, she exciting just watching her on PBS! I've never made one of her patterns, ***gasp, I know*** so this would be a first!

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  61. I ove Eleanor Burns. Her Quilt in a Day books were a godsend for me when I was a beginner. They are still my most-used quilt books. And thanks for the link to her blog, I put it right on my favorites list.

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  62. I love Eleanor Burns. I have her book, It's Elementary, Quilting Tips and Techniques, and I have referred to it often since I am new to quilting.

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  63. As an icon of American quilting, I would love to have her book! I think I may have her trip around the world book...got that one when I first learned to quilt.

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  64. I got to meet Eleanor Burns in Lancaster and I was thrilled to get to thank her for all of the inspiration she has provided me.

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  65. Oh, and I hear Eleanor is really a Biker Momma herself and rides her Harley while sporting her tattoos... NOT!

    Well, I had to try. LOL

    I've love to be the winner of this giveaway because I am always in awe on how easy Eleanor makes the quilting process by breaking down the steps so even a beginner can be successful. Also, she has such a calming manner that you really feel you can conquer even the most difficult techniques.

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  66. I am new to quilt making and think this would be a very wonderful book to own...
    Cath's Blog
    Cath Ü

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  67. I would like to make some "strip" projects and think this book would be great especially since I have a couple of strip dies

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  68. I have wanted this book for a while, just haven't had the extra cash when I have found it. Thanks for the chance.

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  69. I'd love to win an autographed copy of her book. I've never worked with her patterns and I've read in many places about how talented and sweet/funny she is.

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  70. I am a huge fan of Eleanor Burns! my first real pieced quilt was made using the Winning Hand pattern. Her instructions are so easy to follow and the outcome is stunning!

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  71. She is one quilt show that is taped every week @ my house. LOVE Eleanor B. Please pick me.

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  72. My first quilt was from QIAD ...she makes things so easy to understand and teach others.

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  73. My first quilt was made with Ellen's Log Cabin book, so I would love to win!
    Micki

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  74. I'd love to win, because I don't own any book of her, I know her from internet, I don't have many quilting books, it's hard to get them here, I'd love to have her book, and if this one's autographed it's priceless!!!! <3<3<3

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  75. I love all things "Eleanor Burns" and her book is a wonderful prize. Can't wait.

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  76. An earlier introduction to quilting was by Eleanor on PBS. Her tossing over the shoulder always cracks me. Anyone should be thrilled to get the book and learn from her expertise!

    Thanks to Kelly and Eleanor for just wanting to "get rid of it" for Day 21!

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  77. P.S. Does this mean your rockin' big socks went to Epcot, too?

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  78. I would love to win her book because I'm such a sucky quilter I'd love to learn from the master!

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  79. I have seen some quilt in a day shows, but I've never owned an Eleanor Burns book. If I win, I will be able to say that I do!

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  80. I love how Eleanor just teaches so easily, my daughters and I watched her PBS show the other day and all my daughters watched quietly as she was explaining a quilt. Every time she threw scraps over her shoulder my girls laughed.

    Wendy B.

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding.
Smiles,
Kelly

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