April 27, 2013

Quilt Along through Simply Retro! (+Book Giveaway!)

PLEASE click here to read the latest post about the SIMPLY RETRO Quilt Along.

Week 1 has a winner: Elaine! - 1st giveaway : Book + One Charm Pack by Bonnie&Camille
Week 2 is open for entries until July, 15th (Retro Project) check the giveaway!
Week 3 is open for entries until July, 23 th (Baby Love Project) check the giveaway!

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I'm more than excited to announce that I'm gonna start a Quilt Along through the newest Camille Roskelley's Book: Simply Retro: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks. If you're in the quilting world, specially if you're one of those interested in modern quilting you certainly know Camille and her wonderful blog Simplify. Well, her blog is so fascinating because it clearly shows Camille's passion: modern quilts with colorful combinations (lots of aqua, red, grey and green), dots and floral prints. Camille and her mom Bonnie have already designed eight fabric collections for Moda Fabrics.

I learned more about Camille's work when I came to USA in 2009. Since then I've being following her projects. Her first book Simplify with Camille Roskelley: Quilts for the Modern Home came out in 2010. She is also at Craftsy teaching "Pre-cut piecing made simple". A couple of months ago I could take a complete online class at Craftsy taught by Camille. It was just fantastic! I've even made a quilt  with her pattern "Piece-of-cake".

I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to get together with so many talented people on the web including experienced and beginner quilters and start a Quilt Along through Camille's second book. Camille was so nice and supportive of this initiative. She'll even promote the Quilt Along in her blog and flickr group. SO exciting! Thanks, Camille! 

Here's the details for our Quilt Along that will officially start on June 24th :


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1-  As soon as Simply Retro come to the market we'll be ready to go. So, be sure to pre-order your book if you haven't yet (coming on  June 1st, at Amazon or buy it at Thimble Blossoms, it seems Camille already has the book available to be shipped!). 
2- Initially I plan 13 to 14 weeks quilting along depending on the numbers of projects in the book. Each week  I'm gonna show a block or a quilt following the order they appear in the book. It won't be a tutorial. We are going to share our work and experiences through the process of making the blocks/quilts!
3- EVERYONE is welcome to link their projects in the comment section or share by my email (janamarcon@yahoo.com.br) their projects. I'll happily post your pictures in my blog if you want or mention your name and your block/quilts in my posts and link to your blog/flickr.
4- Camille has set up a flickr group. Be sure to upload your projects there and add to the group!
5- Also the flickr group Simply Retro will be one of the tools to promote giveaways every week/or  other week - to be defined, here in my blog. Yes! Giveaways! (keep reading!)
6- Use #SimplyRetro on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest so everyone you find and share your projects in these social medias. 
7- Grab the button and spread the word! Quilt along can only make you happy with that feeling of accomplished also it helps you making new friends! So, share!
8- Be tuned to updates in this post. The giveaway list will increase soon! For now I have 2 (TWO) books Simply Retro to giveaway! All you have to do is to leave a comment on this post and tell me "Why are you  going to participate to Simply Retro Quilt Along?" (I hope you are! :-D) You will receive the book as soon as it is available to be shipped to your door! The site "random" will be used to select the winners! Giveaway in June 1st! (Check the winners here)
9- The supplies:  I'll be sure to link to some fabric stores if you want to work with Bonnie and Camille's fabric collections. For now you can get the collection Happy-go-lucky at Craftsy online store. The prices are great and they carry right now Happy-go-lucky in charm packs, layer cake, jelly roll and fat quarter bundles.
10- As I told before, EVERYONE is welcome in this Quilt Along. I have lots of Brazilian readers and friends (I used to blog in Portuguese few years ago), so, don't be shy and ask help if you need. I'll be ready to help on anything! 

Take a look on our Sponsors! Fabric (even some of Bonnie and Camille fabrics) , gift card and batting are just some of the treats we have to giveaway in the next weeks!













I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun!

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Thank you and happy quilting!

52 comments:

Sorcha girl said...

What a great idea!! I'm always interested in Thimble Blossoms activites and fabric. The book "simply retro" sounds like a great book. Thanks, Janaina.

Lori said...

I would love to participate in this quilt along because I love Camille's patterns and fabric placements. I am a beginner quilter, but her projects are great for all skill levels and so beautiful!

kassia99 said...

The reason why I would participate in something like this is because this offers a great way for beginners like me to have creative and trustworthy guidance from experienced people like yourselves.

Jaye said...

GREAT idea! I can't wait to get my copy of the book. I will post this information on my blog later this week.
Jaye
artquiltmaker.com/blog

CJ said...

Saw your quilt along mentioned on Camille's blog today. Sounds like FUN! I'd like to see the projects in the book first, see what supplies I have on hand that can be used (yeah I have quite the stash) and then I will probably join you! I just joined the Flickr group. :D

marcella said...

What a fun idea! I was reading Camille's blog and she mentioned you are hosting this. Sounds like a great quilting thing to participate in. I'd better go and order my book!

Di~ said...

I certainly don't want to be left out of any quilty fun! and you seem so fun! I'm glad I found your blog, I'm here from Camille's!:) Thank you, I'd love to win the book!

Just Sew Sue said...

I'm participating because I've had the book on pre-order for months and I love Camille's patterns and fabric.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I love Camille's patterns and fabrics; count me in!

Jessica Christensen said...

I'd love to quilt along. I, too, love Camille's patterns and fabrics. I also love traditional blocks made from modern fabrics. This is right up my alley.

Judith said...

I loved Simplify, and I am anxious to see her new book. I hope to join this group. Thanks so much for the chance to win this book. IT LOOKS AWESOME!

Amy T said...

I think this is a great way to jump start summer sewing. It will be fun to see how differently we interpret the patterns. Also a great way to use up some stashed fabric!!

Anonymous said...

I love Camille. She and her mom are SO talented. I would love to participate in the quilt along. My first one. I have trouble with project completion so I hope I can keep up with the projects. Tina

Angie said...

I've never participated in a Quilt Along before, but have always wanted to. This one is right up my alley, so I'm really excited about it! Thanks for putting it together!
amhalverson(at)gmail(dot)com

Jude Jones said...

I have followed Camille and Bonnie both for a long time and love them! Thanks for the giveaway and the great "follow along".

Ronda said...

I just received my copy of "Simply Retro today! Awesome!!! cant wait to get started on the first one! Well I better get my swoon quilt done first. if anyone hasnt already taken Camille's class on Craftsy its great!!

Melanie said...

Love this idea! I love Camille's blog and fabrics!

Strlady said...

Definitely have several of her book's projects on my must do list! Love her clean look. She is an auto buy for me! Thanks!

Laura Fedewa said...

I love this idea! Her first book is great and now I have a feeling that simply retro will be even better! Her patterns are so fun and easy to follow along! Thanks Janaina!

Elaine said...

June 24 is the perfect time to start this for me. I am excited to join my first "quilt along" and of course, I'm also a fan of Camille's fabric and quilt genius. My sister ordered the book for my birthday! So I can't wait!

KMSC said...

I've been a fan of Camille's (and her mother, Bonnie's) patterns and fabrics for years. I love Camille's blog and am excited to see her new book.

tamidug said...

I would like to participate because I love Camille's patterns and fabrics and seeing everyone's blocks will be very inspirational!
Thanks!

Tami

tamiquilts (at) att (dot) net

Heidi said...

I would love to do this quilt along for 2 reasons...
#1 I have never done a quilt along and would love to try one
#2 I love Camille's work!

M.W. said...

I would love to participate as I do not have any quilting friends and have just discovered all the wonderful on line groups. This should be fun.
Thanks for the chance to win
Shawn

Elizabeth said...

I love Camille's fabric she designs with her mom and have made a couple of projects out of her first book. I love her simple yet sophisticated approach to quilting patterns. I would participate in this quilt along because it would be motivation over the summer to actually keep quilting!

Paula said...

I can't wait to participate. I am also from Brazil!

The Patchsmith said...

Stunning designs - wonderful fabrics. Count me in.

Karinm said...

I love Camille's fabric lines and have her first book. I have never joined a sew along but it sounds like fun. Thanks for having this give away.

Erin said...

I would love to join this quilt along! I'm a teacher, and with my summer off it means I might actually have time to sew (provided my 4 young children let me). I live Camille's stuff. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Letty Barnes said...

Camille's quilts are so lovely. Her fabric too. Who wouldn't want to quilt along!

kelliemorgan said...

This is a great idea! I am following along because I absolutely love, Love, LOVE her patterns and fabric. Thanks for the chance!

Gabrielle Robles said...

I am going to participate because I love her patterns: Swoon & fireworks. I can't say enough beautiful things about her fabric lines. So I am sure that her book will have great projects.

Wendy said...

I am ready to join you in the quilt a long. I love Camille's patterns and her fabrics are to die for.

mary beth said...

I need a pick me up after a long bleak Iowa winter. I saw the book and her quilts are amazing. I'm IN!
mary beth

Preeti said...

Just ordered the book off Thimble Blossoms, so excited! I'm a newbie quilter and a quilt along sounds like the perfect way to work on the awesome projects in this book. Fun!!

Anonymous said...

WHY.....because I love all things Camille!!!!! Such cute fabrics.....SEW adorable quilts!!!!

Samantha said...

I can't wait to take a look in this book! Love her patterns and would love to participate

Jennifer Powell said...

I've never joined a quilt-along! Sounds like so much fun!! This will be my first ever! :)

Debby said...

I have never done a quilt a- long, but I have seen the results of several and always felt like I missed out on something special! Plus I love anything Camille and her mom have their hands in! fabric, patterns, books! I'd love to win the book! Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to June 24th- summertime sewing!

Stacy said...

I will be participating up until I give birth!! I loved simplify and have made quite a few projects out of that book!!
Hope to win the book too : )

Joan and Kevin said...

I would love to do a sew along.
I love to make Camille's quilts they are the best!

Sandy B. said...

I would love to do a sew along! Such great patterns and this group will keep me inspired. Thanks!

cakegirl said...

This sounds like so much fun. I love all the collections by Bonnie and Camille. thank you for organizing this.

Sinta Renee said...

I am feeling happy go lucky... and thought it would be a good time to join the quilt along with you! Sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

I love all her fabric lines and I will definately being getting her new one when it comes out in Sept.
Thanks for the chance to win her latest book.

Iris

Logan Marriott said...

I just got her book for Mother's Day and am so excited! I'm planning on participating in your quilt along and just blogged about it on my blog (chocolatedippedquilts.blogspot.com).

Anonymous said...

Oh boy - just the inspiration I need to get some great projects done! Thanks for the chance to win the book - love it!
Bev in
Oregon

Lani @ Simply Fresh Vintage said...

I got my book in the mail last week and thought it would be awesome to try and do every project in the book. So glad you're hosting this, Jana!
Can't wait to get started :)

Hugs & Blessings
Lani
Simply Fresh Vintage

Jana Machado said...

This giveaway is now closed. Check the winners here: http://janainamachado.blogspot.com/2013/06/winners-simply-retro-book.html?spref=tw

Sharon said...

Good morning. I think this is a great opportunity to do a quilt by these wonderful ladies. I am new into modern quilting and have never done a complete quilt before and ijust love their fabric lines.

corinne said...

I love this idea and would like to join.

SashaGirl said...

I would love to win Camille's book. She is so talented.