The Great Sewing Room Cleanup Giveaway #1: Grandmother’s Fan Blocks – New Quilters

The Great Sewing Room Cleanup Giveaway #1: Grandmother’s Fan Blocks


Monday, 6/26/2017: The lucky winner of the Grandmother’s Fan blocks is Debbie Bosch, who describes herself as a “new quilter.” Congratulations, Debbie! Her winning comment was chosen at random from all the comments on this post.

If you follow New Quilters on Facebook, you may recall that we recently asked if anyone would be interested in a giveaway of some of the quilt blocks and fabric that have piled up in our sewing room over the years. They’re beautiful blocks and beautiful fabric, but we just…. haven’t… used them. But our loss is your gain, because we’re going to be giving them away to lucky New Quilters readers.

Today, we’re excited to start the Great Sewing Room Cleanup Giveaway. We’ll be giving away one set of blocks or fabric every week or so until the clutter in our sewing room is completely gone. (LOL!)

This week’s giveaway is a set of nine beautiful Grandmother’s Fan blocks with Christmas-themed fabric. The blocks measure 12-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ and will finish at 12″. We bought them on eBay years ago, so we don’t know who made them, but they were made with a great deal of craftsmanship and care.

How to Enter

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, June 26, 2017, from all the comments posted. You can enter no matter where in the world you live! We will pay the postage.

Good luck, and thanks for taking part in the giveaway.



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Felicity Walker is the author of the best-selling Quilting for Beginners book series and other books for quilters. She has been quilting for nearly twenty years and loves finding easier, faster, and more fun ways to make quilts.

  • Pam Stream says:

    I am just beginning to Quilt and would love to win these Quilt blocks. Thank You!!

  • Joanne says:

    gorgeous quilt block ! here I hoping to win . thanks for a chance .


  • Absolutely wonderful to have a chance to win these, and hopefully to get them made successfully into a quilt for my new great-grandaughter. Thank You for the chance!

  • Elline Jarnigan says:

    I love vintage beautiful quilts!!

  • Pam says:

    My middle daughter’s mother-in-law would love this in her Christmas stocking!

  • What an awesome opportunity to be selected to receive this!!

  • Linda Rogers says:

    I would love to win these beautiful blocks. Thanks for the chance.

  • Wanda Kelley says:

    Beautiful! I’m a big fan of this beautiful pattern. It makes a beautiful wall hanging or a quilt.

  • Diane Allen says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Would love to win God willing. Good luck to everyone and myself.

  • Kay Muench says:

    I would love a chance to win what a generous idea, thank you

  • Judy says:

    I would love a chance to win these beautiful blocks! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Cathy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Would LOVE to win. Thanks for the chance to win!! 🙂

  • Linda hillis says:

    Love those blocks. Beautiful. Great work.

  • Sharon says:

    Love the colors in this Dresden Plate

  • Georgia says:

    I’m new to quilting. Love these fans.

  • Kathie Scriven says:

    These blocks are absolutely lovely.

  • Ellen Kruizenga says:

    I remember my Grandmother quilting in her room. She used the quilt frame my Grandfather made for her. I wish I had had her teach me to quilt, but I am learning now on my own. I have always loved this pattern and the 1930s feed sack material. I would love to win this to make my own in honor of my Grandma Dollie!

  • Ellen says:

    I love these squares! I remember my Grandmother quilting in her room. I wish I had had her to teach me. I have been learning on my own and would love to win these for my stash!

  • Tina Pena says:

    I want it, beautiful!

  • Tru says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I’d be honored. Thank you

  • Sue Andrews says:

    I never win

  • Ila Christiansen says:

    I have been making tied baby quilts for years and have become interested in quilting. The blocks offered looks like a wonderful way to start. Would love to win them.
    Thanks Ila

  • Martha Guinn says:

    I would Love it if I could be a winner.

  • Ardis Kunze says:

    I am enjoying quilting now that I have retired. I started young sitting on Mothers lap using the treadle machine. would love to have there blocks.

  • Alice Clay says:

    Love block pattern! A quilt made with these blocks would brighten anyone’s day!

  • Pam says:

    I would absolutely love these beautiful blocks

  • Cheryl Allumi says:

    Love these!

  • Sue Helms says:

    They would make a nice quilt to cozy up by the fire with at Christmas. Finish off with a Christmas border and it will be just that much more beautiful.

  • Would love to win beautiful squares! The colors are beautiful.

  • Darlene nahre says:

    Would love some blocks having trouble seeing good enough to piece but could put blocks together and still be able to make a quilt

  • Christy Kizer says:

    Would absolutely love to win these blocks. Thanks

  • I am a beginner at quilting, having just finished my 4th quilt. They were all very simple as I’m always afraid to waste fabric. This would be wonderful to win. Thank you for the chance.

  • Debby Judd says:

    I would love to have the beautiful fan blocks. They remind me of my grandmother and aunt who were awesome quilters. I wish I could have learned more from them before they passed away.

  • Lisa says:


  • Joan says:

    these are gorgeous. I am trying to get a quilt done for each of my grandchildren and I have 12 of them and 7 great grandchildren. I am just getting started because I am learning by listening on you tube tutorials. have much to learn, but would these ever be an inspiration. thank you for considering this generous offer.

  • Judy says:

    Love this …. would be wonderful

  • Mary Jane Wilson says:

    I love the fan quilts of which I could use to make a large quilt.

  • Rowena says:

    I love the grandmothers fan pattern.

  • Cecyle says:

    I love this pattern.

  • Mary Bailey says:

    New quilter here and have never attempted this kind of block.

  • Elizabeth Saylor says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL. I have passion for quilts and quilting, and winning this contest woukd be the ultimate. Thanks so much for this chance!!! E

  • Susan Griffiths says:

    I’m loving your work. I’ve only recently started patchwork and gradually learning to quilt; teaching myself from the information and inspiration available. It would be wonderful to see your work as I’m disabled with ME and fibromyalgia, so I’m not able to cope with conventional lessons or courses. I have to do things in my own time.
    Thank you for sharing your work

  • Carol Greeley says:

    Love the colors and pattern of the grandmothers fan pattern. Beautiful.

  • Paula Kruk says:

    I have never made a quilt yet! However, I have been smitten by the quilting bug since taking a workshop. I can’t wait to get started on my first quilt! Wouldn’t this be a perfect start?

  • Robin says:

    It would make a beautiful top for my granddaughters, I would have them help me that way when they grow up they can say I helped make this with my grandma!

  • Elline Jarnigan says:

    Grandmother’d fan is my favorite quilt top!

  • Carla says:

    Beautiful blocks, one of my favorites!!

  • Cheryl Petenbrink says:

    Quilts are a part of our history and an expression of oneself.

  • Bea Souter says:

    I would love to add this to one of the quilts I make for our hospice patients. the colours are awesome thank you for the opportunity Bea

  • Betty Hancock says:

    Grandmother’s Fan blocks are at the top of my favorite blocks! I just love them. I always dreamed of making a quilt or wall hanging using them on velvet. I saw one like that many years ago and have kept the idea in my brain’s file cabinet since. Thank you for offering them! Did I mention that metallics are in just about everything I make.

  • Gladys Bacon-Rust says:

    My fourth try and it won’t take my comment so I give up.

    • Hi Gladys,

      All four of your comments came through! Since it was your first time commenting, your comment gets sent to an approval holding spot until we have a chance to read it. This is to protect us all from spam and hackers. Sorry you had trouble!

  • Those are beautiful blocks. I would love to make a quilt with them and it would be for me,how could I be so lucky.

  • meridel cosgrove says:

    Beautiful fans. One of the first blocks I learned for a sampler quilt.

  • Jude says:

    From your clutter to my clutter would be wonderful. After having made quilts for everyone by myself….that is exactly what I would finally do…make a quilt just for me. What great colors and design. Somehow, making “just one more quilt” keeps me going. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mary says:

    I love these blocks! Would love to win!

  • Karen Pinkall says:

    It is always fun to not only receive fabric but receive the instructions too. It is just a step in improving our skills. Thank you.

  • Pam says:

    I would love to receive these blocks. Do the instructions come with each one? I’m a beginner and would love to make a quilt out of these lovely patterns. Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate.

  • Lynne H says:

    It would be great to win these blocks.

  • Judy says:

    Would love to win these blocks. Those fabrics are gorgeous!!

  • Delores Rast says:

    Would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Peggy Gamma says:

    Lovely material – would be so much fun to create a quilt using these blocks !

  • Kathy Boots says:

    I would very much enjoy this material. One can never have to much material!

  • Fireside Quilter says:

    I’d love to win these!! Thanks for the chance!!

  • Cecile Moreau says:

    Would love to win these blocks and make another quilt to give away to one of my grandkids.

  • Margaret Parker says:

    Beautiful blocks. Would love to win.To make something for my daughter

  • Margaret Parker says:

    Beautiful blocks. Would love to win.

  • Pauline Hunt says:

    What beautiful blocks my machine is at the ready.

  • Karen Hayden says:

    Thank you for giving one of us the opportunity to wiin those beautiful fan blocks! They will certainly make a lovely quilt. So enjoy this site.

  • Sheila Champion says:

    What a great way to clean out the room ! Good luck everyone!

  • Aline Chan says:

    I would love to win this block! I love Grandmother’s Fans. your colours are lovely!

  • Pamela Colley says:

    Just what I have been looking for. I have the colors picked out already.

  • Nicole Sender says:

    The Grandmother’s Fan blocks with Christmas-themed fabric are beautiful. The fan blocks would make a beautiful quilt.

  • Anneke muys says:

    These blocks wil do perfect on my table in Sweden.

  • Carla Campbell says:

    Please add my name.
    This would be a great project to donate for a quilt raffle. Our little community cemetery takes care of it’s own and the quilt raffle brings great income. Hoping to get these for a quick start.

  • barbara maki says:

    your fan is beautiful I have made some but gave them all away I need to do one for myself and if I win one of yours I will not give it away thanks for all you do to help us quilters.

  • Rita Calloway says:

    I would love to win these blocks and make a Christmas table topper for my daughter.

  • Dana says:

    Quilting keeps me sane!

  • Those are beautiful blocks. I’m a beginner at quilting and look everywhere for help and ideas. I really like your site. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Mary Ryan says:

    I think they are absolutely beautiful, and I would be honored to win them.


  • Lori Smanski says:

    oh my goodness these are gorgeous. I would love to make a table topper for my sister.

  • Debbie White says:

    My all-time favorite block! New quilter here, so I haven’t been brave enough to try it!! Beautiful fabrics too. Good luck to all!

  • Barbara Macey says:

    The Grandmothers Fan Blocks are lovely, & as all the other I too would love to win them. The fabric is familiar but I cannot remember from where or when.
    Thank You ever so much for this chance to win.

  • Auntiepatch says:

    I love the colors in this block! So beautiful!

  • Lyn Dellavedova says:

    I love the grandmother blocks. I’m a grandma and a great grandma so it would be a lovely gift for one of my grandchildren.

  • Linda says:

    Absolutely love them.

  • Marcia says:

    What gorgeous blocks! And what a treat it would be to win them! Good luck to everyone who enters.

  • Frances Owen says:

    Would love to win. These blocks are beautiful.

  • Jenny says:

    Those are great colors for my living room and would go well with my Art Deco furniture. I could either make a few large pillows or a runner for my table. So far I have 1 1/2 quits made and looking forward to more projects.

  • Nanette mckay says:

    I would love to be in with a chance to win the grandmothers quilt bits as ì have just started quilting ave cut out squares but not sewed them yet. I would love to have this .

  • Virginia M. says:

    Love the blocks and would love to win!

  • Evelyn Brownlee says:

    A free quilt block would be a great addition to some blocks I have been collecting, hope to finish all in a quilt soon.

  • Rosemary says:

    Those are amazing blocks. I’m here in NoCal and it is warmer than usual, but it seldom lasts more than a few days. We have the “natural” air conditioning. That’s why I had a ceiling fan put in my sewing room as it gets the afternoon sun. It’s just nice not the have the wind for a change.

  • joan moriarty says:

    In a quilt show, I often find myself eyeing either My Grandmother’s Fan or a Dresden plate quilt. I really don’t know why I shy away from making one, but maybe, just maybe you will spur me on by allowing me to win your contest. It certainly time that I get over my reluctance and make one and I would thank you for giving me that push!

  • Kylie says:

    I live in New Zealand and it is winter here. Perfect days for quilting. Would love to win your give-away.

  • Stephanie Lyle says:

    I love the look of fan patterns. I’m just a beginner so curves are hard for me to get correct. These are gorgeous.

  • Jann Adams says:

    These are beautiful! They would make a wonderful quilt for my only granddaughter 😀

  • Beverly James says:

    As a new quilter, I love your books, emails and blog. Those quilt squares are a treasure.

  • Victoria Kraemer says:

    This is something I have wanted to try.

  • Carol says:

    Grandmother’s Fan blocks are one of my favorite patterns. Would love to win them!

  • Terri says:

    I have a Grandmother’s Fan block that I made many years ago in my first quilting class. The block in the giveaway would look nice set around the block that I made.

  • Sunny Cher says:

    Sometimes my mind is boggled with what quilters can make! Grandmother’s Christmas fan block is absolutely beautiful! I am sewing simple Christmas gifts this year. Winning this set or any other set would bring such joy to me and to another on the receiving end! Thank you for offering these giveaways!

  • Jeanne Brown says:

    love the squares would make a great set of pillows

  • CHERYL MOHR says:

    Love the beautiful material and the pattern too!

  • Betty says:

    I love grandma fans

  • BETTY TAYLOR says:

    These quilt squares are beautiful!! Thanks you for sharing! !

  • Kristina says:

    I’m a brand new quilter and I would love to win the grandmother’s fan quilt squares. They are really beautifully

  • I just love Grandma’s fan.

  • Marina says:


  • Karen White says:

    The blocks are gorgeous

  • Sue Lukacs says:

    My favorite activity is to take squares or pieces relatives or friends have made and put them together in a new quilt. So meaningful to save something a loved one has touched!

  • Mary says:

    Oh my goodness! So pretty!!

  • Kimberly michalski says:

    Beautiful. I love these quilts.

  • Let me win! I like to win!

  • Debora says:

    Beautiful. I am learning so much from your blog. Thank you.

  • Audrey says:

    Absolutely Beautiful Blocks – so nice of you to give them away. I
    would love to win them and the wheels are already churning…..
    Also really enjoy your website!

  • Sheryl Spidell says:

    I have an 80-year-old neighbor with the onset of Alzheimer’s. I hope I win because I would make her this quilt. I know she would love it.

  • Tammy says:

    What a generous offer. I love anything Christmas and the hard part’s already done. Thank you, maam!

  • Glenda says:

    Beautiful. Would be wonderful and have a Quilt that reminded one of ones grandmother. Sure hope I win.

  • Nancy P. says:

    What a generous and beautiful offer. I love the colors and have all kinds of ideas going through my head. I would love to be the new owner of these blocks. I love vintage blocks.

  • Lynn says:

    What a great start for “MY” newest quilt 🙂

  • Marilyn Gadbery says:

    Perfect! Dresden plates and fans are my favorite patterns. Hope I win!

  • Michele T says:

    This would be great!!! A quilt could be completed in record time with these beautiful blocks!!! Thanks for your generosity!!

  • Kathy Vandergriff says:

    Would love to win these blocks. My grandmother was a quilter but I just started about 6 months ago and am addicted to it.

  • Sara Yeager says:

    What a generous offer. Is love to try putting this pattern together.

  • Mary Ryan says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I would also love to win these blocks. Thank you for your generosity.

  • Kate says:

    The quilt is wonderful. It looks like it would be fun to try. I’m pretty new and love learning new designs. Thanks for sharing.

  • Christine Wozniak says:

    Just gorgeous, thinking of creative ideas already.

  • Wanda L Fultz says:

    I would absolutely love these. I love the old patterns, and piecing my quilts, runners, etc. Quilting is a great way to relax. Thank you for this opportunity to win the beautiful blocks.

  • Alison Nevin says:

    Beautiful blocks I would love to win!

  • Pam Palmer says:

    Love these!!!

  • Kaye says:

    Love this. Would love to win.

  • Margaret Hunt says:

    would love to win giveaway. please and thank you.

  • Leslie says:

    New quilter and would love to try this pattern.

  • Sandra Beck says:

    Live on a fixed income. Would love to win

  • Sara Gomez says:

    Thanks for the opportunity

  • Barb Archibald says:

    I just love ‘fans’and ‘plates’quilts. What a nice give away!! The colors are wonderful!

  • maureen says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and pattern.

  • Brenda Walls says:

    I would love to win these blocks. I have 3 granddaughters and one brand new great granddaughter. It would be something to pass to them when completed.

  • Debbie bosch says:

    I’m pretty new to quilting. Learning as I go along. I like be the look of theses blocks.
    Would be thrilled to win them.

  • Diana McPheeters says:

    The fan blocks are gorgeous!

  • judy says:

    Those are beautiful blocks!

  • Catherine Helmer says:

    I am a new quilter and would love to win this giveaway and make a beautiful quilt. Thank you.

  • I love the grandmothers fan quilt. I would love to make one but am leary of cutting one myself. I would love to win this and add lace to it to make it more girly

    • Sue Lukacs says:

      My favorite activity is to take blocks someone else has made and put them together into a quilt. So meaningful!

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