Review and (partial) Giveaway of Appliqué Drawing Book

Comments on this post are now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

I was browsing through  the latest digital edition of Down Under Quilts magazine a couple of days ago and lo and behold came across a review of my book EQ6 Appliqué Drawing. It’s very flattering to see things written about oneself, to say the least. And I find it very interesting to read about what draws someone else’s attention and what they have learned using this book. To read the full review, pop on over to Down Under Quilts magazine and log in to read the latest edition.

I then saw this same article featured yesterday on the EQ blog. And a reminder: all EQ6 Companion books are still resources for EQ7. One of the nice things about EQ7 is that it builds on what was already available in EQ6, so there isn’t all this re-learning to do. Any new learning is precisely that: new features. Everything else continues to work the same. With regards to the Patch Draw blocks (and the Applique Drawing table), there is only one new tool to learn, and instructions for it are covered quite adequately in the User Manual and Help files. The tracing table is improved and pretty self-explanatory. Outside of that, everything covered in the EQ6 Applique Drawing book continues to apply to EQ7.  Now, isn’t that cool?

Ok, so what does this have to do with a Giveaway? And a partial one at that? Well, it turns out that when the book was first published I received a little stack of books that I could do anything I wanted to with. And there are only a couple other people in this country besides me who use EQ. A few were given away as gifts, and I kept a couple myself. But at the end of the day, I still have 5 copies left. And it’s such a shame to think of them collecting dust when someone could be using them. Quite unfortunately, the postage out of Ecuador is terribly expensive – it practically costs the same to mail it as it would to purchase the book at the store.

So here’s my offer: if you are willing to cover half the postage, I will cover the other half and the book is yours (your cost if located in the Americas would be US$ 10, and for Europe and other regions, the cost would be US$ 12). Just leave a comment on this post indicating your interest, so we can contact you.

This offer will stand until June 20th, at which point the five books will be raffled. For more information on this book, click here.

UPDATE: What a great response! It was been suggested to me, so I am confirming here that should you be one of the lucky winners and wish for me to sign the book… why yes, of course I’ll do that gladly! 🙂

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  1. Linda Mullen
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    I love your designs. 🙂 They are easy to use and make great gifts. I had to sign up for this. It’s my 50th birthday today. 🙂 Maybe that will give me a little luck.

  2. bunbytes
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I would also love to get a copy of your book and would gladly pay half the postage. You are so generous, not only about the book, but your patterns on the website are fabulous. Thank you so very mucn!

  3. Karen Baker
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    I hope to soon be able to renew my membership with your. I love all your designs. Having an EQ 6 book would be wonderful also.

  4. Posted June 20, 2010 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for offering this, I love your design. I really really want to win this book. The postage is not a problem, I pay!

  5. Simone Lherbon
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    I’m French and I’ve known electric quilt. Your site is a delight for me. I refer often to your tutorials, your models as often as I realize that I have time. at the beginning, I especially appreciated your cats and humorous side, the rest followed. I also use “applies drawning” when I knew worked eq6.
    Bravo to you, continue

  6. Janice Addams
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    It would be fabulous to win your book, I’m still learning the eq6 and just received the eq7. I love your website.

  7. Judy Parker
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Angie, I was reading what you wrote about your are well deserving of great reviews in EQ’s magazine and so many others…I would love to have a copy of your book and would gladly pay have a great site here and I enjoy your work..please take care and God Bless you and your work..blessings

  8. charlene payne
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    I have the EQ6 and am still learning all the things it can do! I would love to add the applique book to my resources. Thanks

  9. debbie
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    i think it would be great to have a copy of your book. i am a big fan of your applique designs and having a signed copy of the book will be great for my learning and also be an asset to have to promote it in Canada.

  10. Nancy Ritchie
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    I would love to have a copy of your book. Love you patterns and designs. Having trouble finding time to make everything I want to do.


  11. Sheri
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Angie,
    I have loved your website and your ideas for a very long time. I have always wanted the drawing book, just haven’t bought it yet. So it would be a treat!

  12. Penny
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I am an eq addict, but have not yet mastered applique design – I’m sure your book would be a great help – I so enjoy your patterns and designs and I know this book would have the same great instructions as those on your website.

  13. Kim
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    I’ve just received the EQ7 upgrade and I’m determined to actually LEARN the program this time instead of just dabbling! I’m an applique addict, so your book would be perfect. Postage is no problem, I’m happy to help with that since the book would be worth its weight in gold to me!

  14. Dawna Coleman
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I would love to have the EQ6 Applique Drawing book. I would happily pay the postage to Canada. I am new to EQ6 and am learning a lot.

  15. Carole Benson
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    i have really enjoyed your site/patterns. The little owls are especially precious. I have only recently got into EQ and any help from a book would be wonderful!

  16. lynn Bourgeois
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I too would be so pleased to have this book Angie. I read your blog with grest interest, and often think about the many places in the world where there are similar gatherings of like minded people. I’m happy to share the postage cost, and would be delighted to have you autograph the book. Thanks

  17. Posted June 20, 2010 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I love all the patterns on ANGIE PADILLA’S BLOG!

  18. Marilyn York
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi Angie,
    I’d also love to have a copy of the book, but suspect you are already way over your quota. I want you to know how much I personally appreciate your beautiful site and the incredible patterns that you provide us each month. If only I had enough hours in the day to actually make some of them!!!gg
    Anyway– I tell people about you all the time and think you are one of the greatest DEALS around.
    Blessings to you and yours!
    Long Beach, CA

  19. Doris Webb
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I can remember back when I started quilting that I would never, ever be an applique person! Ha! In the last years that seems to be all I do! I love the quiet time with me, and my quilt square putting pieces on with a needle and thread. I have done manyquilts now and it is my greatest pleasure! I’ve never designed myself, now that would be something new to do with my applique projects. I would be glad to pay for the postage, hoping it will go with my NEW EQ7 program that I just downloaded this morning! What a treat!

  20. Regina
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I love all your designs – thank you