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I got my advance copies of the 2011 Quilting Arts Gifts magazine! Inside you can find instructions on how to make your own easy, no-sew portrait ornaments.

It’s fun to see these published. I made a Christmas ornament for my girls each year when they were growing up. (I documented each of them on this blog last year, one per day beginning on November 28.) I made the portrait ornaments in 2009, the same year I filmed the “Making Faces” DVD. The girls want me to keep making them! I can’t promise anything. It gets harder to think of something original each year 🙂

Anyway, I have one copy of 2011 Quilting Arts Gifts magazine to give away. I believe in easy, no-hoop-jumping giveaways! Just leave a comment, and on Thursday, September 15, I’ll pick a winner.

42 Responses

  1. Linda Darby

    Would love to win a copy! I will have to drive to Asheville to get it if I don’t win (about an hour drive); it would be more fun to have it delivered!
    I’m already looking at older copies of Christmas mags and books. Of course, I’ll wait ’til the very last minute to start on anything…
    Linda D

  2. Deb C

    Great time to start on those Christmas gifts, and I’d love to win a copy of this year’s edition, thanks, Maria!

  3. BJ

    I would LOVE to get a copy of the magazine. Those ornaments look perfect for some great gifts this year!

  4. Sandie

    Would love to win a copy, now that Borders has closed it is going to be impossible to find locally. 🙁
    Still trying to find a way to take a fabric portrait class from you! I will keep watching the schedule, till it happens!

  5. DianeL

    I fell in love with your quilt,Wedding Dreams, years ago when I saw it at an AQS show. You design and make beautiful quilts!
    Best Wishes!

  6. Pam

    It was great fun to read about your handmade ornaments last year and why you picked what you picked. Would love to win a copy of the magazine…you’ll sign your page, right?

  7. Toni

    I love your portrait ornaments, and I’d love to read the article about them in the QA Gifts magazine. Thanks for offering a free copy. Yes-it’d be nice to start on Christmas projects nice and early this year, but I know I willbe working on them well into the wee hours the night before our annual family party. As usual!! LOL…
    –Toni in Milwaukee

  8. Debbie

    Thanks, Maria! I’m going to the states next week and was going to take a look at this on my trip to Barnes and Noble. Sure would be nice to have one of my own by winning it!

  9. Merrie Jo

    I always buy this issue..would love to win a copy!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Diane

    I love the ornaments and would love to win a copy of the magazine.

  11. Lynne

    I love the gift editions of the magazine- so full of fun and easy ideas. Thanks for including me in the drawing for your extra issue.

  12. Susan Parker

    How fun, I’d love to win a copy. I haven’t seen it for sale anywhere yet.
    It’s not to early to start Christmas projects and gifts.
    Thank you for the chance to win,
    Susan

  13. Laura krasinski

    Maria..you know I am huge fan..congrat’s on getting your ornaments published..

  14. M-R

    I LOVE your portraits and have this technique on my bucket list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. B Tobin

    Love Quilting Arts Magazine. Artful Gifting….says it all! Congratulations to you!

  16. Judy Bowers

    I had never thought about using your technique on something small. I might give it a try this year. Thank you!

  17. Heidi Zielinski

    Congrats on getting published! I made beaded/quilted fabric ornaments last year and sold most of them, so I’ll probably see if I can get some turned out again this year. Tiny little art quilts! Fun to do the small things once in a while!

    Would love a copy…

  18. Cynthia

    What a great help this magazine would be to kick start my gift making for Chirstmas. Thank you for holding this giveaway!

  19. Karen U

    I would love to win a copy of this magazine! Photos on fabric really intrigues me and I love the look of your ornaments. Thanks!

  20. Ann Wiseman

    I often buy Quilting Arts with a coupon at JoAnn’s but am currently too broke to even do that, so would love to win this. : ) Thanks!!!

  21. Lisa

    What a great issue. I have a few “internet friends” with articles in that issue so it will be a great read.

  22. Lera Cavanaugh

    I really think your ornaments are great–and a wonderful present for your loved ones.

  23. Michelle Hudson

    I would love to win this magazine! This looks to be a wonderful issue with lots of fabulous things to make.

  24. Sue Andrus

    I would love to be in the running for a chance to win! I never seem to think of doing things ahead of time…. Usually last minute…. I should start soon!

  25. Marilyn

    You’ve been my inspiration since the flying little boy quilt! Would love a copy of the magazine with your published article.

  26. Brenda

    Crazy me, I’ve been waiting until Thursday to leave my comment. I reread your rules, and realized that is when you’ll choose the winner. Well, here’s my comment. 😀

    I’d love to see the magazine. I enjoyed my making faces class and just got material yesterday to do my next one.
    Blessings!
    bj

  27. Mary S Miller

    Just to show I read everything you write, I’m commenting today!