Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blog Tour: Geared For Guys

Hey everyone!

We are your next stop on Emily Herrick’s Geared for Guys book blog tour, and are happy to be chatting it up!




I guess we should slip into our “guy” cap (the 13- year-old faded baseball cap that smells like sweat and grass) and cut to the chase! After all, someone’s going to get to win their own free copy of the book and I know you’re hankering to get to those details. :-)




First up, guys and quilts! Emily is 100% on the spot with this – every day I get calls and e-mails to the shop asking for boy stuff. Every time a really good boy-esque group comes along, there is tons of buzz! And now patterns and fabrics for older guys too? Even farther and fewer! So thanks Emily, for ensuring that I’ll have quilts to make for my boys they will actually be excited about in years to come!

Moving onto originality! Bonus, bonus, bonus – each quilt in this book is interesting and surprising. Classic and contemporary enthusiasts alike can dig in – I feel drawn to both looks! It is really hard for me to choose a favorite in here – "Ivy League", "Odd Ball", "High Voltage", "Helix" – no, don’t make me choose!


"Ivy League"
"Odd Ball"


I definitely know a few boys that would gravitate toward the awesome appliqué in “Gamer” though!


"Gamer" sneak peek


At the end of the book, she even shares fun quilting ideas and tips for your manly quilts. Cuz, you know, quilted daisies wouldn’t really fit on the "Odd Ball" applique!

Well I know you are all waiting to hear what kind of matrix you have to pass to have the opportunity to win your very own copy of the Geared for Guys Quilt Book! We will just keep it short and sweet and all you need to do is leave a comment in the Rafflecopter below answering the following question: What male in your life do you want to make quilt for?


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and make sure you stop by Jaybird Quilts tomorrow for Day 3 of the Tour!

153 comments:

Cheryl Gomez said...

I would like to make a quilt for my dad.

Kelsey said...

I'd love to make one for my husband!

Susan said...

My grandson. He's only 10 months right now, but I'm already planning his first twin size quilt.

Ann said...

I would love to make a quilt for my husband.

Linda said...

I would make a quilt for my teenage son who is a big time Gamer. lol Can't wait to see that quilt!

terrieannie said...

I'd make one for my son. (David Butler's line would be perfect.)

Ashley said...

hmm, does it have to be just one? I guess my hubby, he always complains that the blankets I make are too short and his toes stick out. But also my nephew and my dad

joanne said...

Both of my sons aged 6 & 10 are desperate for a quilt each which is not too young and I think this book could be the answer.

Sandy D said...

I have 4 grandsons who all got quilts when they were born and now I would like to make bed size quilts for these "guy" and I am sure I could find four patterns in this book to suit them.

Nancy said...

I would make a quilt for my Husband.

Heather said...

My husband

If Toys Could Talk said...

I would loooove to win this book! I have long-term plans to make quilts for my husband and son and this would be perfect!

VickiT said...

The very first 'man' quilt I want to make is for my husband. After that I have no shortage of men since we have 4 grown sons and now a Grandson plus my FIL.

Johanna said...

My nephews and my husband!

Alassel said...

I'm currently working on quilts for my nephew and a friend's new baby boy! :)

Rebecca said...

I have lots of guys who would love these quilts. Maybe my youngest brother most of all.

Lisa Marie said...

My son will be getting a new apartment in a new city soon so I think he'll need some quilts!

Marilee said...

The next guy on my list is my son in law. He's a photographer and a snowboarder.

megstring said...

My husband and my dad!

Ramona said...

My husband and my grandson!

Laura T said...

I guess I'm confused about where to enter so I'll try here as well. My son would love a quilt and I'm thinking one of these will fit! Thanks for the opportunity to participate:)
LauraT

Rachel said...

THAT red white & blue Ivy League for my son who is joining the Marine Corps, thanks for the opportunity!!

Denise in PA said...

This looks like a great book! I'd love to make my step-son a quilt from it. O:)

eatmoresmores said...

I would love to make a manly quilt for both my Dad and my husband.

B Greene said...

I would like to make a quilt for my oldest son who is just finishing up his second year in college. I want to do something in his school colors - red, white and black - that is very graphic and modern.

Kylie said...

I just finished a quilt for my dad but now my brother wants one for his birthday in the fall! He's much more modern so this would be an awesome book!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh, this is the perfect giveaway for me. My hubby and I raised out two oldest grandsons from infancy and I have already sent a quilt to oldest grandson who is away in the Air Force. But now his younger brother who graduates High School next month, will be leaving in August to go into the Marine Corps and I need to get a quilt made for him by the time he gets out of Basic Training. Thanks so much for the chance!!! Big Hugs...

Jan said...

A new quilt for Bob, my hubs of 48 years.

Cindy said...

I should make a quilt just for my husband...but he would say all of them are his. I have 3 brothers, 2 brother in laws, and 5 nephews so there is an endless supply of men in my life to make for. This book would be perfect.

Carla said...

I have a husband and 6 sons!

Paskiaq said...

I'd love to make one for my dad and my hubby!

Becky said...

Both my sons would love it if I made the Gamer quilt. What a fabulous book idea! It's something that we've needed for a long time.

Angela Greenwald said...

Can't wait to buy this one! Always on the lookout for new and modern patterns.

Diann said...

My husband would be the one.

Sallie said...

I'd like to make a quilt for my husband. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather B said...

This book looks great! I would make on for my husband. He has been deployed three times and I would love to send him a quilt I made next time he deploys! Thank you!

Bobbie said...

I have lotsa guys to quilt for. 3 nephews, 3 brother in laws, four brothers, 4 dads...I could definitely use this book! :)

Stephanie said...

My nephew is graduating from high school next year and I've been trying to come up with a "manly" quilt that he can take to college. I don't want to do a t-shirt quilt. The ideas in this books look like excellent dorm room addition.

Diana said...

I have been looking for a pattern for my 16 year old son.

sko_G knits said...

out of all the quilts i have made so far, i would like to finally make one for myself!! LOL

Vandy said...

I want to make a quilt for my hubby who loves trains and i am looking for a very manly type of pattern

Liz said...

I would love to make a quilt for my grandson!

Anonymous said...

I would love to make a quilt for my son. He sees me making quilts for everyone else and now he wants one for himself....backed in Minky!

Hallie

Jennifer said...

id love to make a quilt for my dad!

Jerianne said...

I made my 4 kids quilts for Christmas last year and my Husband looked at me and said "I want a quilt, Will you make one for me"? I haven't made him one yet because I am looking for the perfect man quilt idea. So I would make my ever patient husband a quilt :)

Kathrynn said...

I would like to make one for my husband, my son, and my son in law.

Donna @ Snowbound said...

I'm have two men left to make quilts for my Brother and my Husband.

CarrieM said...

My little brother.

everinprogress said...

I have a few guys I'd like to make a quilt for, but probably my dad first.

CherrySprinkle said...

I would make a quilt for my husband :) He's a gamer and he actually makes games for the ipad/iphone and various other hand held devices so I know he'd LOVE the gamer quilt!

Elaine said...

Has to be hubby as he loves to curl up on the sofa and hasn't got his own quilt yet, just the girls in the family. Thanks for a chance to win :)

Roberta MacDonald said...

All my boys are oddballs, so that one would be first on my list!

Joyce Carter said...

I would make quilts for my grandsons.

robin said...

I'd love to make a quilt for my son. :)

Melinda said...

My husband pretty much tolerates my quilts. He says that he doesn't care as long as they're warm, but I would LOVE to see him get excited about one!

Christina said...

My hubby for sure!

Cheri said...

I would make quilts for husband, son -in -law

Michele said...

I would make one for my husband.

jrt14 said...

I am currently starting a quilt for my 6 year old son and my husband wanted know when I will make him a quilt, so it looks like he is next.

supersara20 said...

my fiance of course!

jojo.holland6 said...

I would make this quilt for my son, who is at present teaching in Kuwait. I am missing him so much and would love to surprise him when he finishes the school year :-)

Sarina said...

I do need to make a quilt for my dad. My grandpa too!

Melissa Corry said...

I have a quilt at the quilter's right now that will be for my son's bed :) Ya for making boy quilts!!!

Ali said...

I already have some Dragon fabric my husband picked out...no clue what to do with it so I'd love to win this!

Laura said...

My husband! He sees me make quilts for others, and never gripes about the cost or time it takes. I think he deserves one, too!

Kathryn said...

Since my husband just got a quilt from me, it would be for some young man at the veteran's sanctuary. Kathie L in Allentown

Kathy H said...

I would love to make a quilt for my son's graduation.

JoyceLM said...

I want to finish the quilt for my husband that I've been working on for 2 years. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ella said...

I'd like to make one for my fiance!

Kelly R said...

Dad!

Alana said...

I have 3 boys and a husband so I'm the only estrogen in my house. I have to make boy quilts...well, once in a while I sneak a girly one in just for me. I would love this book.

grapes and hearts said...

One for my husband and one for my dad :o)

Christine M said...

It's my number 3 son's turn to get a more grown up quilt!

Gra said...

First my 9 year old son, after that....my husband, my two brothers, maybe a couple of my brothers in law (I have 4!)...after that....we´ll see!!!!

thegoose said...

My son. Followed by my husband. :)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I would make a quilt for my son, I know he would appreciate it.

Linda said...

MY GRANDSON!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Jenny said...

a quilt for my son

Jenny Crackedcorn said...

A quilt for my dad.

Kira said...

My 2 year old.

Karrie S said...

I want to make a quilt for my boyfriend :) Thanks for the chance to win.

wendy said...

my next quilt is one for my husband and after that my son.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Meu marido afinal sem ele não faria compras de tecidos extras.obrigada,

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

My Dad, then hubby, then 2 son's~ gosh I'd have to make 4 quilts quickly so no one ended up with hurt feelings! Thanks for the chance!

Mouster1 said...

My son. I made a quilt for his birthday a few years back, but he needs one for his bed now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachelle said...

I'm planning a quilt for eldest son so he can give his dinosaur quilt to his little brother; the new one is going to be modern in styling and should last him the rest of his life.

Regina said...

My brother-in-law, who laughs at us cutting up fabric to sew it all back together.

EmpressC said...

Love to make a quilt for my boyfriend :)

Tiffany said...

My boys!

Deb said...

Recently made a quilt for my 26 year old son...possibly making one for my other son so they'll both have something from mom.

jen said...

I would first make one for my husband, and then my son ... Or maybe the other way around. ;)

Debra Lee said...

The hubs really deserves one!

Tanya said...

My 94 year old grandpa feels the cold these days. I think he deserves to be wrapped in love!

Janet said...

My DH needs a quilt....

Kenna said...

I've been asked to make a quilt for my 'lil dude who isnt so little!!

Rineke said...

First I will make one for my sons.

eilah said...

I love that there is a book just foe boys!! Odd Ball is great :)

Joanne said...

Quilts for Guys at Community Outreach prgrams are so hard to come by. These ideas are great. Thanks.

jenna said...

I have been wanting to make a quilt for my 5 year old son. Would love to use one of these patterns!

Linda said...

My grandson who is approaching his 'tween years.

Mhairi said...

I owe my four year old son a quilt. I was making one when he was born but I use that on my bed because it is so special to me and the memories it holds. He would like a dinosaur one or a truck one or a Halloween one. I think he would be happy with anything I make, as long as he can help to do some of the sewing.

Sandy said...

I want to make a quilt for my brother. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Anonymous said...

In all the quilts I have made I really have never made one for my husband or my brother. I did just buy some of the Curious Nature and am making one for my brother for Christmas, patterns I think are hard to find for men, so I would love this book. THanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

My son *needs* a robot quilt ASAP! But the argyle diamonds are just adorable. Maybe he needs two quilts.

jenimelinda

Kay said...

My 39 yr old son told me that is all he wants for Christmas this year from me is a quilt, so this book would be great for finding a pattern for his quilt.

luvdafroggy said...

I love making things for my husband.

Heather said...

I would make one for my husband so he appreciates what I do that much more.

Jacklynn said...

I would make a quilt for my husband. He is very indecisive though, we've talked quilts before and he can't make up his mind! He first wanted a football/NY Giants quilt, then he wanted a Christmas quilt.....I would make him pick out the design and the fabric - and maybe even get him to help me cut it out! Thanks for the give away!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

I have two sons that each need a quilt from their Mother. I would love to have this book for two of these great patterns. Thank you for a chance to win.

RSHudson said...

What handsome quilts; love that Ivy League! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

ritainalaska said...

i'm making quilts for our local native group ... a few guy quilts would be good. thanx for the opportunity to win this neat pattern book.

Ben_D said...

My dad turns 90 this fall; I'm hoping to have a quilt ready for him by then.

Lani said...

I have two little boys at home and am a new quilter. This is perfect for starting them out liking quilts!

Anonymous said...

I would like to make a quilt for my son. He is a true cattleman - boots, spurs, chaps, hat, whip, horse, and all.

Anonymous said...

I would like to make a quilt for my son. He is a true cattleman - boots, spurs, chaps, hat, whip, horse, and all.
Forgot to put my email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
Thanks, Margareet

Marcia W. said...

For quite a while I've wanted to make a John Deere tractor quilt for my uncle. It would be wonderful to actually have a guys quilt book to get me started. Also, John's (Quilt Dad) cover quilt is nice too.

Jen B said...

Hubby needs a quilt and I've got a 1/2 yard set of some Joel Dewberry fabrics that are waiting for a pattern!

Wendy said...

I see one that would be perfect for my 20 year old grandson. Hope I win!

Beth said...

I'd like to make a quilt for my great-nephew Riley, for whom I have not yet quilted. I owe him one!

Allison C said...

My hubby!

Fran said...

I would love to make a quilt for my brother but it would have to be a 'manly' pattern so this book is a real god-send. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sue said...

My 20 year old son.

Nancy Sue said...

I have three on the big ol' list: My hubby, my dear ol' dad, and my 4 yr old son who knows that Mommy's favorite word that starts with Q is quilt!!

ciccia74 said...

I worldwide make 3 quilted for my 3 boys.

Carol said...

It's my eldest son's turn for a new quilt. He received one of my first quilts when he was sixteen, but much later said he wasn't really very fond of quilts. Needless to say, I didn't offer him any more. Now he's decided he does like quilts, so 21 years later, it's time for a new one.

Karrie S said...

I'd love to make one of these quilts for my boyfriend.

Brynn said...

My husband is needing a quilt, as soon as I finish my almost-two-year-old's baby quilt!

tangledknits said...

My hubby and my little man are both to guys I'm GOING to make quilts for! :)

Rhonda said...

My roommate is using a store-bought duvet cover right now (gasp!) so I would make one for him.

Marlene said...

With three boys I've been eyeing this and with these peeks at the contents, I'm convinced it's for me!

Ullhärvan said...

I would like to make my two sons a quilt each!

Tandi Moore said...

My son Cade!

Lisa said...

My gradson loves my quilt but says they are always made for babies or girls. He told me to make some man quilts. So this book is perfect!

Memories By Me said...

I would LOVE to make a quilt for my nephew who is heading to college in the fall!!!! So proud of him!!!!! He is heading to Harvard!!!

Erin N said...

My husband...he's starting to ask, "what about me?" =)

Elita in GE said...

I'm not the girl with the most men in my house but I have 3 (two sons & a partner who cooks!) who would love to their own versions of Ivy League so there's no fighting!

Cheers,

Elita

Deb said...

I need to find or win a copy of this book!

hueisei said...

My son!

Wayne, Naomi, Sydney and Elijah said...

It's a toss up between my husband, my son and my dad...the three most important men in my life. I'm thinking my son since I actually have some fabric picked out, just waiting for the perfect pattern.

Princess Tanya said...

I would make it for my brother Simon. We haven't spoken in a long time and I would love to give him a quilt as a gesture to say "Sorry, I Love You."

Loesalexandra said...

I would make a quilt for my dad who has been having a hard time lately. Thanks for the great give-away!

Anonymous said...

I'm just getting ready to make a quilt for my son. Linda
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Kell said...

I need to make a quilt for my dad & my brother.

Bailey said...

I really want to make a quilt for my brother. This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance.

~Kelie~ said...

This book would be perfect for me since I have my Hubby and 2 boys in my house!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mama Masek said...

Since my son has three quilts from me, I think its time for my hubby to get one!

Sowing Stitches said...

Rafflecopter and I are not getting along today...:/ I would make a quilt for my son who is graduating from college this year.

Carla G said...

I want to make a quilt for my hubby! And then onto making quilts for my sons. :)

Binks said...

I'd love to stich one up for my cousin who has been super supportive of me. It's the least I could do.

mean sarah jean said...

looks like a great book. makes me want to make a quilt for my dad.

quiltmom said...

I would love to make the helix quilt for my husband from this book. It is a really cool design. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice book.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Vesuviusmama said...

I'd like to make a quilt for my hubby. I've made them for nearly everyone else I know...

LauraC said...

I would make something for my son. He's only 6 so I should get a lot of use out of it.