I SO have Spring Fever!!! It is supposed to reach 68 degrees today.  I may wear shorts. No joke.  It has been delightfully warm.  Just patches of snow here and there that have not melted.  Hard to believe that just a few weeks ago winter storms were still having their way with us.  Can you believe we had ice fishermen on our lake yesterday?? Shaking my head as I pull my flip flops out for the season. πŸ™‚

As the title of my blog post suggests…I am sponsoring a giveaway!! What can you win???  A complete set of The QP Curve Templates!!!  That is right, all 6 templates! The giveaway is actually on Red Bird Quilt Co’s blog called Karen’s Quilts, Crows and Cardinals-Red Bird Quilt Co. here.  So make sure you go to Karen’s blog to enter!!

If you are not familiar with Karen’s work, let me tell you she is a VERY talented quilter and designer.  Not only is Karen uber talented, but she is just about the sweetest person you’ll ever know.  Not that I have met her in person. πŸ™‚ The many wonders of social media, when used responsibly it is wonderful tool, especially in making friends.  Karen purchased my templates when I first presented them on Instagram.  She was one of my first customers and took a real leap of faith with me!! πŸ™‚  We have been friends ever since.  Launching my templates was an incredibly scary venture for me.  I kept thinking,”are these a good idea just in my head??  Will they work for others??  Will people even want them??  Or would I have stacks and stacks of templates laying around that I would have to find new creative uses for other than what they were designed for??” lol  Thankfully, the responsive has been overwhelmingly positive. πŸ™‚ 

You may have seen Karen’s gorgeous design, Chevron With a Twist recently featured on the Moda Bake Shop here.  The design is beautiful.  The quilting is AMAZING!!  And guess what? Karen used The QP Curve Templates to help create these breathtaking designs!!!  On her domestic, sit down machine!!!!  You heard me.  Not a longarm.  I was blown away when Karen sent photos to me as she was quilting.  It was just such an emotional realization.  Someone was doing exactly what I had hoped for.  More than hoped for.  Very humbling. Thank you, Karen.

The quilting is exquisite!  I love the squares with the curved design and feathers circling it.  I have already told Karen I will be shamelessly be copying it!!  Read all about the quilting details here.  Karen has created an amazing tutorial to demonstrate how she created such a masterpiece!!!  Not only did Karen write a tutorial, but she also created 2 amazing YouTube videos demonstrating how she used The QP Curve Templates to quilt on her Janome.

Watch the Marking Curved Crosshatch Video (Part 1)

Watch the Stitching Curved Crosshatch (Part 2)

Please be sure to enter the giveaway for The QP Curve templates on Karen’s blog here.  If you would like to purchase The QP Curve Templates, they are available here.  Free domestic shipping still available as well as the extended special set price!!!


  • Marjorie's Busy Corner says:

    ohhhhh Linda!!!! I can't thwnk you enought for this chance!!! Karen's quilt is gorgeous…I was in awe the first time I saw it…I am just learning ruler work with my Tiara…which is 2 years old. this set would be a very welcome gift…fingers and toes are crossed!!!! Lol

  • Frances Meredith says:

    You must be thrilled with the work Karen has done with the help of your curved templates.

  • Ruth says:

    This is awesome! I have been FMQing for about 5 years and am ready to try something new. I love how the curved cross hatching looks. Thanks so much for this chance to win the templates!

  • Lori says:

    Congratulations on the template design, Linda! Thank you for your generosity in sharing them.

  • Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals says:

    Oh dear Linda… you are just too sweet! Talk about blushing. Thank you, thank you, for your vote of confidence, encouragement and support. Many, many thanks too for being so generous in this giveaway. I'm excited for the world to try the QP Curve Templates but especially the domestic/sit down quilters. What an awesome way to improve skills and expand your quilting motif. Hugs and have a blessed day. Karen

  • Susan Lawson says:

    After viewing Karen's blog I can see she is a very talented quiltmaker and quilter! and thank you very much for this opportunity giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Kristy says:

    Linda- your quilting is always so amazing! Now to see Karen using your rulers on her domestic gives me hope! I could maybe attempt to do this. So glad you designed these. I thought she did a great job with her videos. Thanks so much for giving her the extra set to give away. K-

  • Jacqueline says:

    Karen's tut's are fantastic and I think your rulers would be just the ticket for me to learn fmq on my domestic. Thanks for a chance.

  • piecrust says:

    Linda, you're awesome. You're work is always fabulous and as for Karen….. she did that on a domestic!?!?! Wow! (and the videos aren't shabby either.)

  • Stephanie H says:

    I have been following you for several years now and love your work. I have been interested in your rulers. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway and thank you for the link to Karen's site! I have added her to my favorites list!

  • Stephanie H says:

    OOpps….email is

  • Anonymous says:

    Your work is beautiful! Thank you for sponsoring the give-a-way! Karen did an amazing job!

  • Mary S. says:

    Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway. Love you blog and beautiful work.

  • Michele says:

    Love your work! Thank you for sponsoring such a wonderful giveaway! Karen's post has inspired me!!

  • ~*~Leanne~*~ says:

    Linda, your work is just beautiful! You really are an inspiration as is Karen. I'm a newer FMQer and love it. I don't know why I was so afraid of it…lol. Both you and Karen have showed me there is no limit to what can be done. Thank you for sponsoring Karen's giveaway.
    Enjoy the weather :-),

  • LeAnne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Your quilt is amazing. The curved crosshatching really brings it up a notch. Can't wait to get some of those templates for my quilter (my sister).

  • Laugh Yourself into Stitches says:

    So proud of that Karen!!! She is wonderful! πŸ™‚

  • kathiquilts says:

    Hi Linda– have been follwoing your blog for some time and whe you began talking about your templates, I thought they would really be for the folks lucky enough to have qullting machine. Jaren's quilt was a revelation (as well as a masterpiece)! Thank you for creating this wonderful new tool!

  • Leon and Patti says:

    Thank you for your generous giveaway! I love your work! I look to your photos for inspiration before I begin a new quilt.

  • Heather says:

    These templates look awesome. If I don't win the set I think I will have to order them!

  • Quiltingmama says:

    Love your work Linda, I follow you on instagram and hope to someday quilt as you do….so beautiful! I've been thinking I need a set of these rulers. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Amy says:

    Thank you for the ruler offer at Karen's blog! I am new to long-arm quilting and would LOVE them!!!

  • dortha says:

    Thank you for so generously sharing a set of your rulers. I have seen your quilting up close in Paducah and it is awesome.

  • Marilyn says:

    I am still mastering quilting with my HQ Avante and would really like to branch out from quilting pantographs to the more custom work that really appeals to me. I think these rulers would be a great asset to that effort. Thanks for offering this give-away, Linda and Karen.

  • Leeanne says:

    So generous! As you know I was so keen to get your lovely rulers maybe this is my chance! Karen sure is clever.

  • Sylvia says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! Your rulers look so amazing and are on my wishlist for sure (along with that longarm…).

  • Jackie says:

    What beautiful work, love the design and the quilting is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

  • Jackie says:

    What beautiful work, love the design and the quilting is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

  • Soapstone Quilts says:

    I follow you here and also your Instagram account. You do fantastic work and I am really hoping that I luck out and win this set! Thank you, thank you for the chance to win a set!!

  • Soapstone Quilts says:

    I follow you here and also your Instagram account. You do fantastic work and I am really hoping that I luck out and win this set! Thank you, thank you for the chance to win a set!!

  • joan says:

    I am a follower of your blog and I love your quilting Thanks Linda. I want to try your rulers because I have only done a few designs nothing complicated and when I see your work I want to learn your beautiful designs.

  • Peggy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to get your rulers they are on my wish list. Your work is awesome.

  • Unknown says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Karen says:

    Your work is amazing and I thoroughly enjoy your posts. Thanks for the opportunity to win your rulers.

  • Lynette says:

    Wow, Linda – this is a generous giveaway. I saw it on Karen's blog first, but I follow both of you and would have said "thanks" even without her prompt. πŸ™‚

  • Sewgirl says:

    I am just hearing about ruler work on domestic sewing machines and so excited at the thought. It is so generous of you to have a set of the curved templates for a giveaway. Thank you!

  • Unknown says:

    I'm excited to learn about these templates! Would love to learn on my Viking. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Karen M says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful templates. I have admired your work from following your blog. I am a new long armer and am beginning to add rulers to my repertoire. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Carol Maynard (All-Star Quilting) says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome curved rulers!! I have been following your blog through email posts!! Awesome work on here!!! Thanks again!!

  • lauraluvsloons says:

    Hi Linda: I love following your blog – such beautiful work and tremendous inspiration! I am just learning to use rulers in my FMQ on my Janome 7700.. What a fun adventure. I would love to have some more curved rulers to use and want to try yours:)

  • Nancy E says:

    Thank you for being so generous and sharing your talent and templates with us. I have always loved seeing how you create your designs.

  • Unknown says:

    Thanks Linda for providing the rulers in the give-away on Karen's blog site. I went and looked and watched u-tube videos. Now it doesn't look too scary to try on my domestic. I love your quilting and your blog!!

  • Karen H says:

    I've watched Karen's tutorials and they are excellent. I've been itching to try ruler work and she makes it look doable! Thanks for donating the rulers to Karen – I've got my fingers crossed!

    Now I'm off to explore your blog!

  • BJ says:

    Thanks for providing the ruler set for the giveaway, but, just as important, thanks for the link to Karen's website. Amazing talent – both of you! Your work is jaw-dropping gorgeous and inspirational. Thanks for sharing! Time to take the next step.

  • KaHolly says:

    Karen IS amazing!

  • KaHolly says:

    PS. Your rulers are amazing! Thanks so much for the gI've away. Win or lose, I can see they are a 'must have'!

  • Rettabug says:

    Linda, I've long been an admirer of yours & I want thank you SEW much for introducing me to Karen's work…I am blown away that she did that fantastic quilting on her domestic machine!! Your rulers must be magical & I thank you for giving us a chance to win a set of them. I'm a fairly new longarm quilter & I need all the help I can get.
    Rushing right over to her blog & can't wait to watch the youtube videos, as well.

    Grateful for all that you share,

  • Ann in PA says:

    Linda, your quilting is stunning! Karen's post on how she created her gorgeous quilt using your templates is a tribute to the generosity of two talented quilters who share their knowledge -thank you both for a chance to win!

  • Quayceetatter says:

    Thanks for the post, learned some new ideas! Been Free motion for about 6 yrs and now on a Janome 6300. I use Press and Seal because I don't like to mark on quilt. Nice give a way. Linda in nm

  • Beth says:

    Your templates seem amazing! I think one of the best things they do is give quilters courage! Me, at least–I can imagine doing great things on my home machine if I were to use them.

  • Unknown says:

    Thank you for your templates. How impressed with Karen's work.

  • vernagrace says:

    These rulers look truly amazing, and I really like the comment above "give quilters courage" because that is exactly what they do! Thank you so much for the generous giveaway!

  • Quilter Kim says:

    Your rulers look amazing. I am a long arm quilter who does a lot of edge to edge but am venturing into the ruler work.

  • Donna W says:

    Karen sent me over here. Thanks for the chance to win these amazing rulers.

  • Lynn says:

    What a wonderful giveaway and am excited about the possibility of doing ruler work on my domestic machine. Thanks!

  • Barb Mapes says:

    Love the results using these rulers!

  • Amanda Best says:

    Thanks for sharing a set of your fabulous rulers for a giveaway. They look amazing!!!
    My email is:

  • poppiquilt says:

    Hy Linda. Thank you for your post and for the giveaway.
    Your templates are great! I would like to use soon for my quilts.
    Your quilt are amazing!!!

  • Julie says:

    Your quilting is wonderful!! Thanks for providing the giveaway. Fingers crossed!!

  • Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Your amazing quilting designs are so inspiring–thanks for the chance to win your tool set!

  • Patti says:

    Thank you for the chance to win your rulers & for giving the link to Karen's blog. It was fun to look at her great work. I have been a fan of yours since I first discovered your blog.

  • Unknown says:

    Love what you have done and to be a part of this. Cheers

  • virgdale says:

    Came over here from Karen's blog. Would love to try out your new rulers.

  • Karen says:

    I've been inspired by your work, but as a domestic machine quilter, it's been a little frustrating for me to try and create the look. Thanks for creating these rulers and for leading me to Karen's blog.

  • lindawwww says:

    Your curved rulers are amazing. Thanks for offering them as a giveaway on Karen's blog.

    lin.web.28 at yahoo dot com

  • Cecilia says:

    I came over from Karen's blog and I wanted to thank you for sponsoring the giveaway. I would love to try your rulers and attempt to replicate some of your designs.

  • WW Quilter says:

    I love what you can do on a quilt! I have been visiting your shop and wishing for your rulers. Though I 'm not expecting to "win" a set, it would be great! Meanwhile, I'm saving my pennies so I can buy me a set soon! Thank you for sharing your work…so inspiring! Linda Rhoades

  • Rebecca A says:

    Your quilting is so inspiring. I'm super excited to take your classes in Fargo in April. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  • ThreadCatcher says:

    I found your blog after visiting Karen's. These templates look amazing. I can't imagine being able to quilt as wonderfully as the two of you but having the rulers sure would help!

  • Janie says:

    Sponsoring this giveaway is absolutely wonderful. I am loving all your work and so glad to have found your blog and karen's recently. I'm now a regular follower!

  • tammik says:

    Love your site, go-to for inspiration! And Karen's looks to be another very interesting. Would love to have your templates!

  • Grannie Smith says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Karen's website with us. She does beautiful quilting and was so excited about your rulers. Using longarm rulers on a domestic machine…intriguing. THANK YOU AGAIN! Laurie S. in Utah.

  • gailss says:

    Oh my gosh….what a great tool and loved Karens quilting job….she even made me think I could do this and want to try….thanks, Gail

  • Connie Kresin Campbell says:

    What neat rulers and Karen's quilting is beautiful!

  • Susie H says:

    Your BFF Templates look amazing! I've been FMQing for a few years and would LOVE to give your rulers a try. Any plans to vend at a major quilt show???? I'd love to touch your products and give them a try!

  • JANET says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your templates with us. I am going to check with my machine man and see if I can get a foot for my machine so I can use your rulers!

  • Angie in SoCal says:

    Linda, so glad you did these. I'm hoping to give them a try. Thanks for the chance!

  • Bette I says:

    Thank you for giving a set of templates for Karen's give away! Your work is gorgeous.

  • Marly says:

    Thank you Linda for donating a set of QP Curve Templates for Karen's giveaway. I would love to try using them.

  • Karen says:

    Thanks for sharing your set of Curve Templates for Karen's giveaway. I've been following some bloggers that use rulers and now I have you to follow as well. Thanks for the great information.

  • Alice Ronne says:

    Thanks for the generous donation of the QP Curve Templates for the giveaway. Awesome…hoping to win!

    akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Margaret says:

    Thank you for sharing those templates that Karen is using.

  • Audrey says:

    I so want to try your templates. I think I have convinced a friend that I need to borrow hers to experiment with. Thank you for providing a set for Karen to offer as a giveaway. It would be awesome to be the lucky recipient. If not that fortunate I am almost sure your templates will be my next purchase. πŸ™‚

  • Debra@Quilty Things says:

    Thank you for your generous contribution of your templates to Karen. I've been following your blog for two years and am in awe of your amazing creativity and skill. I hope one day to have 10% of your creativity. quiltythings at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Linda!

    I am the blessed winner of your generous ruler giveaway. Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity! I cannot wait to receive the rulers and begin playing with them!

  • wendy says:

    Thanks for directing us over to the great videos!