Geared For Guys Blog Tour + Giveaway

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a fun book to share with you! Do you all know Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies? We met briefly at Sewing Summit last October and again this past weekend! Among other things she designs fabrics for Michael Miller and just completed her first book, Geared for Guys! As the title implies, the book focuses on quilting for the guys in your life and includes 8 original quilt designs!

When I think about sewing for others, I immediately turn to color and fabric selection to suit the recipient.  The quilts in this book not only use more masculine color combinations but the actual quilt designs are "geared for guys", which is really cool! For me, it's a totally different way of thinking! Even though the quilts were designed with guys in mind, I'd like many of the quilts for myself too! :)

My favorite quilt in the book is called Helix! It looks like it would be a great stash buster, and the construction is really clever!

On top of the quilts designed by Emily, there is a quilt pattern designed by John Adams of Quilt Dad! It's called Urban Decay! This quilt is ultra-guy in that the pattern was designed by a guy, for guys, using fabric designed by a guy, David Butler! How cool is that!? Now say that five times fast! ;)

You can find the book in paper and PDF format in Emily's shop here.  You might also be interested in  Emily's fabric lines for good guy sewing material: Hall of Fame, Going Coastal, and her newest line, Shore Thing!

Emily has kindly offered up a copy of the book for one lucky reader! To enter just leave a comment! One entry per person, I'll choose a winner randomly. Giveaway ends Tuesday, May 29th at 5pm CST.

Giveaway is now closed, thanks!

Don't forget to stop by and see Shannon of It's Sew Shannon tomorrow for the next stop on the tour!

Good Luck!

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Margaret said...

What a great idea to make patterns for guys. I would love to have it to get ideas for sons and nephews.

Margaret said...

What a great idea to make patterns for guys. I would love to have it to get ideas for sons and nephews.

Gill said...

This looks a great book!
I'd love to win a copy!

Gemma said...

Looks fab!

Isa said...

What a cool book.
I didn't know sth. like this excited.
It would be awesome to have a copy to make a quilt for my husband and dad ;)

Cokie K said...

Great idea for a book. It seems that most patterns are too girly for most guys. I have a lot of guys in my life and would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Erika said...

I love the look of this book. And with heaps of men/boys to make quilts for it would come in very handy.

Karen M said...

The Helix looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gene Black said...

This guy thinks he would LOVE to have that book, and winning it would be GREAT!

Lisa H said...

What a great idea, a quilt book for guys. I always struggle with finding designs for my husband and sons, and then fabric to suit. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachelle said...

It looks like it has some great ideas for boy quilts

kathy said...

Thanks for the offer to win this book. I've been drooling over it for awhile!

Pippa Parsons said...

thanks for the offer, I love the idea of a book with guy quilts, they are always so difficult to design for

Karen said...

Lovin' Urban Decay. I can think of someone I'd like to make this for!

Briana Galbreath said...

This does look like a fun book, and a neat way to look at color and structure. Thanks for the chance to win.

LauraC said...

This book looks fantastic. Thanks for the offer, I'm anxious to see one in person.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks like so much fun!

Johanna said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love this book!

Julie said...

A book like that is long overdue in the quilting world!

Linda said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

leanne said...

looks like a fabulous book - love the look of helix too and bet the others are just as good - thanks for the chance to win :)

qltmom9 said...

We've needed man quilt patterns a long time.

Lucy~

MadameRenard said...

Uh, interesting book!
I think it would like to my boyfriend :)

Ramona said...

This book is on my wish list and would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance!

amummy said...

What an awesome book, sewing for guys is sooo hard.

♥Duff said...

OH, yeah, I saw the Helix on another blog and thought--perfect for a son who's going off to college in a year!!

kbzelazny said...

This book looks fabulous! Thanks so much!

Sewing In CT said...

This looks like an awesome book! Thank you for a chance to win one!

Sharon B said...

I would love to win this book - my hubby would finally have a GUY quilt!

Patti said...

It looks like there are so many great quilts in this book. Thanks for the giveaway

Deb said...

This is a great book to make a quilt for a son or husband.

Njeri said...

What a great book. I am glad Emily has discovered this need in the quilting world and decided to address it.

cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

With one son and a hubby without a quilt made by me yet this book could be the inspiration that I need. thanks for the chance

Susan said...

Urban Decay - with a name like that it could only be a guy quilt, don't you think?

Jill said...

funny, I've just started to think about making a quilt for one of the guys in *my* life... thanks for the offer!

Manoule said...

The book looks great and I'd love to make the "helix" quilt for my hubby! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ellyn said...

looks like a terrific book!

Kari's Stitches said...

I love the helix too!

kari dot stewart at me dot com

Habibti at Home said...

I think this book was really needed in the "girly" quilting world! All of us have a man on our to do list that wants a quilt and my husband would be excited if I would get started on his for sure! Thanks for the great giveaway!

slfranks4 said...

I love the one I saw from the other pics of her booth that said Gamer. I NEED to make that quilt. I love the idea of "guy" quilts!
s_franks4 at yahoo dot com

JenJohnson said...

i am dying for this book!! every quilt i see out of it i absolutely love!! thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

This would be great inspiration for quilts for my husband and now for my little boy too!

Heather said...

Oooh, I like Helix, too! Such a versatile design. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

That helix quilt is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

my 15 year old son wants me to make him his own "man quilt". i am going to have to check out this book...

cindy

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for the chance, I agree that the helix quilt looks like a great stash buster...my stash could use that...

Taya@TypeB said...

Yea! I really love Emily's work and have been following along on this blog tour. Thanks for the chance!

SG and the ducks said...

how fabulous! thanks for the chance to win!

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

This looks like a great book - it's actually on my Amazon wish list right now, but I'm trying to be good with my quilting book budget, lol!
Bethany
makemeaquilt @ gmail dot com

CapitolaQuilter said...

The quilt that Emily design is SO fabulous. I just love it and many others I've seen in the book. Fingers crossed-thanks.

VickiT said...

Helix is one of my favorites too. The other is Gamer. That's another very cool quilt and perfect for my oldest son.

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of her book. I love the fact these are all great guy quilts.

eva said...

Magnificent give away! Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I have been wanting to sew something for my husband because I always feel like he gets a little left out of the handmade love :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the heads up on the book even if I don't win such a great give away my hubs would love for me to make a quilt just for him!

expectfaith at yahoo dot com

PersimonDreams said...

What a great book! One of my projects this year is a quilt for my brother - his favorite color is white! Definitely going to be a challenge for me!

marilyn said...

someday...someway...I am going to sew a quilt for my husband and one for my son. I really must have that book.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
:)

Linda said...

I've seen several of the quilts from the book and they all look wonderful!

Meg said...

I've been eying this book for a bit; I'm crossing my fingers on this one!

Kim said...

Seems like I have more guys than girls to make quilts for these days so this would be great!

RSHudson said...

Looks like such a creative book; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

SewLindaAnn said...

Love the idea of this book. It's time for a new quilt for my son (now 19) and I've seen pictures of the Gamer quilt that I'm interested in.

Debbie said...

Looks like some great ideas - thanks for the chance...

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I really want to make Helix!

Jeana said...

Oh these look like great patterns!

Sarah said...

I've been puzzling over a pattern to make for my brother who is a single dad... this book looks amazing! If I don't win it, I'm going to have to buy it anyway!

Laura said...

I. Want. This. Book. (and that's all i have to say about that...)
;)

Jenn said...

I love this book and would love to make something for my dad from it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie Granite said...

I'm always looking for things to make my husband! This book would be much appreciated! Thanks for the giveaway Jeni

B Greene said...

I am surrounded by males, so this is a book(and inspiration) that I need!

Unknown said...

awesome give away! I would looove this!
<3 alyssahickman28@gmail.com

DangAndBlast! said...

Oooh exciting! That helix quilt is very interesting. And of course I love Quilt Dad! :)

Jennie Bobbins said...

I really hope I win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Awesome book and I'm with you, even though the quilts were made with guys in mind, I love them. I need this book. hehe.

Thank you and Emily for a super giveaway and a chance to win a copy.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Cori said...

I've seen this one around on various blogs, but I've never seen that Helix -- love it! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Tennjenny said...

I've been trying to win this book! I'm getting ready to have my third boy, so I'm totally outnumbered in the house. This would let me get my feminine energies out on something masculine. (Yikes, that is quite the double entendre, but of course I didn't mean it to be.)

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I love that you can get this in the PDF form....makes it eay to download the patterns and print them. Thank you for the giveaway!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu estou olhando e namorando com esse livro já a algumas semanas.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

andasbackpack said...

This book looks so fun! I want that Shore Thing fabric SOOO badly. I can't wait for it to come out. Those blue lobsters - I need them!! Thanks for the opportunity.

jbsews said...

I've been looking for something for my son. This would be the perfect book to find a pattern. Jb

Robin Lemke said...

I would love a chance to win this! My son wants a quilt, too. :)

Ashley said...

I want to win this book so bad!

Anonymous said...

Interesting book! I could use it to make a quilt for my DH! -Dawn dberksh1 @hotmail.com

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said...

Love that Helix quilt. I have some guys who need non-girly quilts. These would be perfect.

Olivia said...

Since I'm in a house of all guys (Hubby and 2 sons!) this would be a really great book for me!

Anonymous said...

looks like a great book!

Heather D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. A few of these designs are super appealing!

Kathrynn said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great looking book

CaroleM said...

I have a few men in my life I'd like to make quilts for! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anna O said...

Very cool! The Helix quilt looks like a lot of fun. :)

Anonymous said...

What a lot of fun patterns! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Ellen

ehystead (at) gmail (dot) com

Andi said...

Wow, the Helix quilt is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lynn M said...

thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Those quilts look great!!!
sylvia
psjvpy1(at)verizon(dot)net

nancy cantril said...

Thanks for a chance to win! I need a little guy inspiration! Mcantril@kc.rr.com

Sonja said...

Totally like this book!

Erin M. said...

The first few reviews I read didn't mention helix, but it is definitely my favorite by far. Thanks for showing it off and thanks for the giveaway.

Becky G said...

Boy that Helix is great! I've been seeing that book around & would love, love, love to win it! Thanks for a chance. BTW, i think your blog is wonderful!

kathy said...

Since I am the only girl in the house, including the dog, I would love to win a copy of this book!

Cal & Debby said...

The book looks fun. It is always harder to design for a guy.

Mitzi said...

Great book! I find it difficult to find quilt patterns that guys would like. Yeah!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What fun to have a book with designs for guys..great idea!

Claire Jain said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Paula said...

This book looks awesome?

Jaime said...

I'm excited to see this book after reading all about it on your blog. Thanks for the info and giveaway!

Jaime

ladleboy (at) sbcglobal (dot) (net)

holly said...

I love the Helix quilt - I'd love to give it a try! Thanks for a chance to win this book!

Anonymous said...

NEAT BOOK!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Liz Jimenez said...

Count me in! Would love to make that Helix quilt!

Cheryl said...

I also would like Helix for myself!

YC @ glass snail crawling said...

This would be so useful! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This looks like such a great book!

Rebecca @ Threadbias said...

Every time I see another quilt out of this book I want it even more! That helix quilt is awesome! Thanks for the chance.

Grandmasewnsew said...

What a great idea! Looks like there are a lot of fun quilts to make.

Anonymous said...

I've been really impressed with everything I've seen about this book - the quilts look gorgeous!

Marcia W. said...

John's cover quilt is wonderful as is the helix. Thanks for the chance.

Unknown said...

This would be great...I have three sons and a husband who would love their own manly-man quilts
shel704 at aol dot com

Kristen Sanderson said...

"Man patterns" are hard to find! What a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

Kate E. said...

I really like the Helix pattern too. I've been wanting to make a quilt for my son's bed, but haven't been able to find anything thats "boy" enough.

Lisa said...

This would be pretty sweet, I could make my dad a quilt for Christmas! He is elderly and stays cold, so this would be GREAT!

Thanks for the chance!

Kayla Yapuncich said...

I love that Helix pattern too! Thanks for the chance!!

Naomi said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

Tiffany.TF said...

My hubby always comments on how "flowery" and "prety" the thing i make are. maybe winning this he might be intrested in a quilt or two.

Kristy said...

I love the Helix quilt!

Claudia said...

Oh I so love Helix! Hope I win!

The New Mrs. said...

Yay! Fun giveaway!

Dina said...

This would be an amazing win! My guy has been begging for a quilt. Maybe a couple of these will strike his interest.

Vicki in MN said...

I am so liking the Helix, the more I see it the more I like it!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see this book! To win it would be even better. Thanks for the chance!

Rebecca
myownpemberley@gmail.com

Maria said...

I always need help when making hand made gifts for the guys in my life, this book looks great

Kelly O. said...

what a terrific concept for a book!

Liz Horton said...

I love it!!

salamanda said...

Brilliant guys book

Carol said...

There are several quilts from this book that I'd like to make - can't wait to get started.

Richard Healey said...

You have to love a guy quilt book.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Karrie said...

I love these! Especially the Helix!

deadlycraft said...

I would love a copy!

Susan said...

This looks like a great book!!

quilt for fun said...

I've been eyeing this book for several weeks now. I have several men (and boys) in the family that I would love to make a quilt for, and this book would be really helpful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Joelle said...

It's good to have some ideas for guys!

Jacqueline said...

Looks like a fantastic book!

BTW-- great Quilt Market coverage in your last post!

Michele T said...

This is a must-have book for any quilter's library!! Thanks for the chance!

Kathryn said...

It looks like a great book for the men in my life.

CathyH said...

OH yes! I need guy stuff! What amazing patterns!

Jenny Lake said...

Those quilts look really cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

I love Helix as well! You could make it in so many colors.

deerhollow said...

I think this book is a real WINNER!!
I have several big guys and little guys I would love to sew for :)

Allison said...

the helix & odd ball quilts in this book look great :) thanks for the giveaway!

Ella said...

Thanks for a chance to win. This book is on my must get list!

Leila said...

What a great book!! Thank You for the Giveaway!!
lubna_2112@hotmail.com

Pip said...

These quilts look great, with a change of fabrics they could be girly quilts too.

jan said...

That book is so cool. I am married to a farmer and he is really hard to make a quilt for that isn't just tractors so it would be nice to see some other guy quilt ideas. Thank you for the chance to win!!

jan said...

That book is so cool. I am married to a farmer and he is really hard to make a quilt for that isn't just tractors so it would be nice to see some other guy quilt ideas. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Jenni said...

Love the whole idea of this book.. and i love all the quilts in it!

JustPam said...

I love that Helix quilt too. Nice book.

Alli said...

I'm really excited about this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win this book. I've seen so many wonderful examples from it!

Jo Ann said...

I love helix! I may make that one for my Dad! The book looks so cool.

Ali said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway, I'm really interested in this book as after I finish up my current projects it's time to dig into a quilt for my husband.

Janet said...

Great guy quilts! Thanks for a chance to win the book.

Tricia said...

I've got lots of guys in my life. I could sure use this book!

Mama Masek said...

Would love this book for my guys! :)

Alisa said...

Oh, this book looks really good!

Anonymous said...

My husband loves his quilt that I made him...but always looking for more manly ideas! alison dot teitelbaum at gmail dot com

Ally said...

love the patterns I've seen sneak peaks of in this book. I know my husband would love to have some of these to call his own!

Kleep said...

I know my guy would like it if the pinks and aquas weren't so omnipresent!

faeriequeene said...

The helix pattern is so fun! I'd love to make that for my hubby.

Sweetdoe said...

This is so awesome! I was just looking for a pattern to make a quilt for my hubby. Manly quilts are hard to find.

zees5 said...

My son loves anything I make - especially souffles. This would be great inspiration for a quilt for my little man!

pizzaeater said...

My husband has always wanted a quilt for him. He thinks that all my quilts tend to be too Foo Foo for him.

amy dame said...

okay, that Helix quilt is AMAZING! imagine it in vintage sheets? i'm determined to finally start USING my ginormous stash, and that quilt would be perfect.

thanks so much for the chance to win, the book looks fabulous!

Tina Short said...

The book looks fantastic. In the past I have resorted to denim and football print fabric for guy quilts but these quilts look masculine and sophisticated. Well done.

Meredith Kaur said...

This is super cool. My husband is always super skeptical when I tell him I want to sew him something! :P I too really love that Helix quilt. I love the color combo and the design.

Dawn said...

This looks like an awesome book! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

Kathie said...

Great ideas; really like Helix!

Angie said...

The book looks amazing and with 4 boys to sew for I could sure use it! Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win. There was a need for guy quilts patterns.

SdeL said...

This may seem odd but I fancy making one of more of these for my soon-to-be-born grandson. His mother is a photographer and a fan of graphic design so these would be perfect. Great blog, by the way. I appreciated your tour of the quilt show since I live too far away to go myself.
Suzan

JoyceLM said...

Love the Helix pattern too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sew Gramy Sew said...

I have two boys in the house and one husband. Which is our second set of kidos, the first set was girls, so the material was no problem. I seem to have a problem seeing what guy fabric to buy. I love this quilt. The colors do say its a mans quilt to me. Thank you for sharing

pamela said...

i've been eyeing that book! :) looks like so much fun! thanks jeni!

Heidi said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to make something for my husband. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

pinsandneedles said...

A great book for sewing for the men in your life - some of the most difficult quilts to make. The inspiration is fantastic!

annemarie said...

Great sounding book - would love to win a copy.

epban said...

Looks like a great book I need! I still haven't made my husband a quilt!

Lisa C said...

I have lots of nephews, a brother, a dad, a hubby, and a son. This book would be fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anna said...

I love the concept of this book! I also love that the cover quilt is made from David Butler's line. I am making a quilt for my hubby for Father's Day (his first) from that line because it just says MAN. Actually when I look at it I think of Old Spice, haha. Thanks for sharing, I hope I win!

LethargicLass said...

This would be great as I am trying to find a pattern for my nephew who graduates high school next year!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Guys like quilts too.


OuterKnits@yahoo.com

AnAggieBug said...

What an awesome idea! It's definitely on my wish list!

kc said...

Oh my - I know a few guys that would LOOOOVE that Helix!! Thanks for the chance to win such a cool book!!

Nita said...

What a great idea!

Zelda15 said...

Love the new bright colors! I just love all the oranges and lime greens out now. And would love to make the helix quilt, the design is great! Great designs for guys in the book, I'm sure any guy would love. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carla G said...

What great quilts! I love the Helix quilt!! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous book! :)

carolann said...

Very excited about this book! Have lots of guys in my life who need quilts! carolann427@aol.com

barbara woods said...

my hasband would love for me to win that

Anonymous said...

I'v wanted to make a quilt for my son and now I have lots of patterns to chose from thanks.

Diann said...

This is such a great book.

SisterlyLove said...

Looks like a great book!!

Genevieve

JLG said...

O H MY GOODNESS! This would be awesome! Making camper quilts for our family and the hubby and son could use a geared for guys quilt!

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