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Glorious Autumn Block Party- Giveaway Closed

Welcome to our stop on Quilting Gallery’s Glorious Autumn Block Party. Today we have a lot of fun in store with our block, Autumn Wind, a Fat Quarter Shop Super Deal AND a giveaway. So get ready for a fun-filled event and embrace the beginning of autumn!

Our Glorious Autumn Block, entitled Autumn Wind, is a perfect way to get in the mood for fall. The block features Phenomenal Fall by Sandy Gervais and is full of fall colors. The warm color palette and swirling leaves have me anxious for a crisp wind and a warm scarf. Get the PDF pattern here.

Today’s Super Deal is a Fat Quarter Shop special as well! Our deal is 40% off Civil War Journals by Judie Rothermel with the code “journals” at checkout. The deal expires on 9/27, so act fast! Grab some Civil War Journals for a nice quilt, to beef up your stash or whip up a block of Autumn Wind. The choice is yours!
Head over to the Glorious Autumn Block Party to check out all of the fantastic daily designers and daily quilting deals going on throughout the season. You might find a few irresistible deals and some perfect fall projects to start! 
One last bit of fun before you go, we are giving away a Layer Cake of Phenomenal Fall to kick start your autumn cheer! For a chance to win, leave a comment below letting us know why you are excited for fall. The giveaway expires next Thursday, 9/27! Good Luck! The giveaway is now closed. Jane B is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing and enjoy the fall!


  1. I am excited because of long sleeved cozy shirts and the leaves changing color. I also can't wait to take my baby girl pumpkin picking!

  2. I am excited for fall because I love crisp fallen leaves, the aroma of campfires, picking out pots of fall mums, and going to the pumpkin patch with my grandchildren! Thank you for the chance to win a Layer Cake of Phenomenal Fall!

  3. I'm excited for fall, because cooler weather means it's less tempting to be outside, which means more indoor hours = more quilting hours!

  4. I am so looking forward to the cooler weather and yes the rain.We had such a dry hot summer. I also love the color of the leaves but I am afraid this year the colors are going to be less bright because of the summer we had.

  5. I'm excited for fall because I can open my windows (which doesn't happen often in Central Texas!), get out in the flower beds, bring out fall decor and start Christmas gift making!!!

  6. I'm excited for fall because my anniversary is Oct 31st, and because of the crisp cool morning, and the changing leaves and beautiful colors. I love fall, almost as much as sprint.

  7. Fall is phenomenal. The last of the heat and stickiness is behind us as we leave a wilted and burned summer to move into cool, crisp and fresh autumn days. Cicada droning gives way to squirrel chatter as the evenings grow a little longer. The tastes of fall grow richer as the harvest comes in. I love to see the change of seasons, the perpetual cycle of nature, and fall is my most favorite season of all.

  8. I'm excited about Fall because the weather turns cooler, the sweaters come out of the closet/drawer and there's hot apple cider to enjoy! Thanks for a chance to win – laurie

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  9. Fall is my favourite season but it's not quite the same over her in Australia as what it is back home in Canada. We are just heading into spring and that's just not right for Halloween. Needless to say our house is still decked out in fall colours for October :-). Love your autumn block too and would love to win a layer cake 🙂

  10. I love the cooler nights and the fresh picked apples. It's almost time to make the trip to the apple orchard…yummy apples!! Thanks for the block and for the chance to win the Phenomenal layer cake…the colors are gorgeous…sEw rich!!

  11. I love everything about fall! It is my favorite season! My husband and I were married in the fall on Sept 27th (giveaway day!) our first child was born in the fall, the air turns cool and crisp, apples, pumpkins, and other goodies are harvested, hay is in, we can enjoy bonfires, roasting marshmallows, etc with friends! Can you tell that I love fall? Thanks for the chance to win! I've been wanting some Phenomenal Fall—that would be a perfect 26th anniversary present!

  12. I am ready for fall as I love the cooler temps (living in Texas I covet fall weather) and of course I can't get enough of my beloved pumpkins. Love them for eating in baked goods and for decorating! Thanks for a chance to win!

  13. I love your new line! This is making me excited.
    I love fall…leaves crunch under my shoes, hot chocolate taste so good, cool weather for walking and hope for a new beginning.
    Did I mention I love your block too?
    thanks so much,

  14. I love your block the colors are real nice together. I'm already enjoying the cooler weather here in texas I love the fall time as I can finally sit outside comfortably and read or sew on my swing and not get carried away with bugs or die of heat stroke!! My little pekayorkie is having a great time the last few days as she has been able to sit outside with the bigger dogs and enjoy the breeze. thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Wherever I have lived or visited, the weather is always great in Fall (and the tourists have, for the most part, gone home). My birthday is in the fall. I was married in the fall. It has always been my favorite …

  16. I love the cooler weather that fall brings. But most of all, i love that it brings my birthday and my sweet granddaughter celebrates her first birthday this fall!

  17. I love autumn, it's my favorite season! There are lots of reason why I like it. It smells good, it's hot during the day but cold at night (so I can get the quilts out), and all that color from the leaves turning is amazing. Thank you for the chance to win some fall fabrics! 🙂

  18. I am excited for fall because of the cooler temps and falling leaves! Oh also the family get togethers!
    Fall fabrics are my favorites!!!!

  19. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. So much warm color all provided by nature. The finale is the best, Thanksgiving with family. Love, love this time of year!

  20. Fall is a beautiful time of year here in New England – changing leaves are gorgeous. It is also bringing my gardening season to an end and an opportunity to start work on my first quilt.

  21. The maple trees are starting to turn those glorious fall colors. I can start cooking stews and soups in my slow cooker and start making fall quilts for presents or myself and now feel quilty about what's for dinner. You are definitely one talented designer and look forward to many more quilt patters coming soon. Thank you for the generous layer cake which will come in handy now.

    Sandi T.

  22. I love the nice, crisp air and the beautiful fall colours. Thank you for sharing your beautiful block and the generous giveaway.

  23. I love the cooler weather – can't wait to build the first fire in the fireplace!! It was in the high 30's this morning, so it might not be too much longer 🙂

  24. I'm so happy that Fall is on its way! I love the crisp feel of the season, making hearty soups and bread bowls and just enjoying how beautiful the world turns. Mother Nature rocks this time of year 😉

  25. What a great block for Fall. I love and look forward to the awesome colors all the leaves change to during Fall. And the one thing too that I also look forward to is seeing all the adorable Halloween costumes and excited faces on the little children. They are just too cute.

  26. I love fall for the rich golden colors of the trees, and the crisp snap in the air! Plus it's also my birthday time…so I really look forward to it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Cool enough to have a quilt on the bed and the changing colors of the leaves. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

  28. I love the change of seasons and I always seem to notice big changes when fall arrives. I actually look forward to getting my gardens ready for winter, picking the last of the veggies, spading the dirt, raking leaves. I accept the change of seasons so much better than any of change in my life.

  29. Fall is almost better than Christmas! Cool nights,football,fallen leaves and spices from homemade breads. Good time to sew up some quilts with this fabric.

  30. I am looking forward to fall because of wearing long sleeves and sweaters, the colors of changing leaves, and lots of fresh, warm apple cider!

  31. Ahh! Fall! Trips to the apple orchard. Fresh apple crisp and pies. Sunlight filtering through changing leaves. Rainy days. I love it all : )

  32. I'm so tired of this hot weather! I can't wait for the chance to wear a sweater or sweatshirt, hehe. I'm really looking forward to fall for that reason as well as my son is deployed in Afghanistan and he will be home sometime this fall, Yeah!!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win some gorgeous fabric.


  33. There's lots to love about Fall: The colour of the trees, riding through the crackle of the leaves and feeling the friskiness of my horse – something missing in the heat of summer. Cooking with apples and pumpkin, making soups and chilli. I think fall is THE best time of year!

  34. I am excited about Fall because I was melting in the heat! Seriously hot summer with no air conditioning. Now I'm cold. What happened to 70 degree days?

  35. Such a fun question 🙂 I love fall as every year I find myself excited about leaves changing color, the air getting cool and brisk, and just knowing that there is a special feeling in the air for me.
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway! This fabric celebrates my favorite season.

  36. Looking forward to fall for the change of colors. Nothing is so spectacular than to see nature in its finest. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. I am always astounded in the beauty of creation when the leaves begin to change color. This happens because the chlorophyll (green pigment in the leaves dies, leaving the other pigments ( in various shades of reds, oranges and yellows) to shine through. I love driving through the forests of Michigan and seeing mother natures pallette of colors.

  38. I am excited for fall because it is my favorite time of the year. I has cool weather, beautiful colors and it's the start of the holiday season.

  39. I am excited for Fall because I very much love the colors during that time of year. I also love the crispness in the air. The air seems to smell cleaner, in a sense. Nothing like the smell or colors of Fall

  40. I used to be very sad, when fall came. Now I have gradually learnt to like fall. I like how trees are changing colours, evenings are getting darker and it's fun to light a candle in a lantern outside. Possibility to plant next springs flowerbulbs and enjoy beautiful springtime garden. Time to do more handcrafting (knitting, sewing and quilting). Annaleena

  41. I love the autumn season because of all the beatiful colours in the nature, the smell and the stillness. And the long dark evenings with good time for my favorite patchwork.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  42. Well, besides the cooler weather, the colorful leaves on the trees, to me fall means that the NBA basketball season is just around the corner. I love to decorate in fall colors as well. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabric and I love your block.

  43. Fall – so neat to be outside raking leaves and finding acorns and chestnuts; planting pansies and mums – beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Love when the leaves are shinign in all colors – red, orange, yellow…
    Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy

  45. I just learned that you have a blog, Kimberly. Not sure how it happened, that I didn't learn about that a long time ago… I should have 😉 And fall, hmm, I love the colors of leaves. And the yellowish glow of the setting sun and how the air smells in the morning. You can feel, that cold is comming.

  46. I'm excited because I love the warm days and cool nights. I love the fall vegetables–butternut & acorn squash, pumpkin pie, and new crop apples! I love the colors of the hills as the leaves turn.I love warm apple cider with a cinnamon stick in it.

    Would love to win some fall-themed fabric!32 cyceCec

  47. **squeeee!!** I love fall … it kicks off a season of celebrations for me! My birthday is early in October (which accounts for nearly a month of celebrating, right?!), followed by Halloween, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and capping off finally with the New Year. The onset of fall starts the party!!! The fabrics in Phenomenal Fall are *gorgeous*!!! 🙂

  48. i love fall because I seem to have more time to quilt as the work in the garden gets less and less. I look forward to all the cozy flannel fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win. Sandy Gervais is my all time favorite designer.
    Shawn M.

  49. We live in Florida and don't really get a 'fall', but look forward to Thanksgiving when we can open up the doors & windows. However, my daughter and I are heading to N.C. to visit my parents/grandparents for a weekend in October. Hopefully we will get to see some great fall foliage.

  50. Fall for me is synonym with excellent produce! I love Fall cooking, getting back to using the oven as the temperature cools, love the bounty of the Fall's markets.

  51. Living in the midwest we get the full fall effect. I love that I can do canning and see the fruits of our labor from the summer. I also love the slightly cooler weather. And call me weird, but the bugs in the house move slower, so they are easier to catch. LOL

  52. I LOVE all of Sandy's Fall fabrics! I am excited about Fall for so many reasons, but this year I am especially excited that I have 3 rows of PUMPKINS that are actually maturing…they are gunna make it!!! YAY!

  53. I just love picking berries, canning and walks in the wooods! It is getting darker, rainier, and therefore I use a lot of candles… Cozy is my word for fall!

  54. The beautiful quilt of the trees turning colors, the smells in the air, the crisp mornings and the regeneration of energy that fall seems to bring. I hope I am the lucky winner of this giveaway. Thanks Kim

  55. I am excited about fall because you wake up to cool mornings and the atmosphere seems to be more relaxing. The color of the leaves changing are amazing, the deer grazing, squirrels scampering around getting ready for the winter; pumpkins in the garden are turning orange, it's just an amazing time of the year for me.

  56. I just love this time of the year and enjoy sitting outside in the morning with a cup of latte and my guard cat Prissy enjoying the sunrise in some cooler weather. Love it! Thanks for sharing today…Judith Texs

  57. The change into fall colors is so exciting! Vibrant and warm all at the same time…..oh and it's time for the holidays soon! Seeing friends and family is the best kind of holiday celebration 🙂

  58. The beech trees are changing its colours every day, fresh apples & pears and new wine to come – that's exciting, but on the other hand – short days, rain, wind – if one could stay at home snuggled under nice quilt, that would be great, but going out, yak;)

  59. I am excited about the fall because I get to watch the squirrels gathering acorns on my daily walk. Also, the colours on the trees in the autumn sunshine are a sight to behold. I just love it.

  60. I am excited for the cooler temps., the colors of fall, hayrides on beautiful fall nights, football games and hot apple cider.

  61. I am so excited about the arrival of Fall. Cooler temperatures means more quilting, less bugs, especially wasps and bright autumn leaves. Bring it on!!

  62. I love to decorate for fall and I also love the crisp mornings. I am pretty excited this year about spending time with my daughter and her family this fall, 10 days in October.

  63. I am excited about fall because of the cooler temperatures and because of the beautiful fall colors in God's creation.

  64. i always look forward to watching the fall colors changing, starting with the foliage on the surrounding mountains to the white of the 'termination dust' of the firs snow on them. fave colors! love the colors of 'phenomenal fall!' thanx for the chance to win it.

  65. Fall is a glorious time of year where I live, on a lake in NH. Walking my dog on our country road, see the changing colors, picking apples and going to the Fryburg fair are some of the fun things I love to do.

  66. Fall excites me not just because of the leaves turning and lower temperatures — October is the time for my brother's annual hayride party for "the little ones"… and I enjoy being around my grandnieces. Thanks for the chance.

  67. Two words: cooler temperatures! 🙂 After the summer we had being able to sleep with the windows open and the A/C off is amazing!

    Love your block!

    Sandy A

  68. Our son left for his first year of college and I decided to make him a quilt. I love summer but welcome the opportunity to hibernate and snuggle up with a warm quilt. Sandy's collection reminds me of our golden retriever – warm and wonderful.

  69. I'm looking forward to cooler weather–relief from our 100+ temps this summer. Also, I'm going to the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year, so I'm really jazzed about that!

  70. We always go apple picking and get our pumpkins for Halloween, too. The stores sell fresh pressed cider and apple pies ready for baking. Can't beat an afternoon in the orchard. I live in Washington State.

  71. I enjoy the colors of fall. Leaves put on a marvelous show when the weather cools. These warm yellow, orange, brown, and red hues are some of my very favorites.

  72. I love all the smells of fall, can't think of a bad one in the bunch. I tend to burn more candles this time of year and it is time to cozy up the house and make it feel warm and inviting. Thanks for a chance to win.

  73. I like the cooler temperatures of fall, and also the smell in the air. It's quite different from the rest of the year. Also love fall vegetables, the changing colour of the leaves and a chance to wear cozy warm sweaters. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway.

  74. I love walking in the cool air and bright sunshine, and enjoying God's creation. It gives me energy.

  75. I love the colors of fall. I love the cooler nights and the crisp air of the day time. Also, the end of the gardening season means more time to quilt.

  76. My favorite thing to do in the fall is going to the county fair to see if any of my quilts won a blue ribbon. Melva Campbell

  77. I am excited for fall as it gives me an excuse to stay indoors more and work in my sewing room. Love your block and the wonderful fall colors

  78. I love to see the leaves changing as their colors are gorgeous. This year I heard that they won't be as vibrant though. I also like the cooler weather.

  79. I am excited about fall because it's the best time of year to find my favorite fabric colors. I look forward to it all year long!! Thanks for having your giveaway.

  80. I love fall because the humidity that the south is so well known for decreases and you can sit on the front porch again in comfort. Also, we have a maple tree in the side yard that is gorgeous when the leaves turn color. The kids don't rake up the leaves any more and jump in them, but the memories are still there each fall when I see the leaves on the ground.

  81. I'm very excited for fall because it means cooler temperatures, comfort food & most of all the beginning of training for our sled dogs. Lots of hours & miles on trails together with my dogs! Fall also means that winter is just around the corner!

  82. Well, i love fall for the weather and colors, but i really dislike it because it means winter is coming. I guess i have a love/hate relationship with fall.

  83. Each season is such a blessing! Fall brings crispness to the air and crispness under foot. The colors are so vibrant and somehow it is cozier indoors with a little fire going in the stove to warm us, body and soul! Be especially blessed, Kathy

  84. I was excited for fall because of the wedding of my best friend's daughter on 09/22. Now I'm looking forward to the rehashing of stories, sharing favorite memories of the wedding, and making the bride gifts from the pictures I took.

  85. I'm excited for fall because this has been a very hot summer for me. I'm looking forward to the cooler nights. But I love the colors and the smells.

  86. I am excited for Fall as I like the cooler temperatures, Fall colors, and fewer allergies.

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  87. I love Fall because of the cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors. This season just makes you want to quilt for the colder weather to come.

  88. Just completed a weekend jaunt and saw many Maples turning–Fall is here in No. CA.

    Thanks for the chance to win the fabric Layer Cake. Beautiful colors!!

  89. Hurray for the chance to win a layer cake! I would love to win. 🙂 My favorite thing about fall is the pumpkins becoming available at the stores. Pumpkin bread, pies, muffins, drinks, and some many other new recipes to try! Between the pumpkin availability, my birthday, and my anniversary, it's my favorite time of year!

  90. I am excited for fall because every October is my favorite craft expo in Toronto, and then my weekend quilt retreat! It always gets my creativity re-sparked after the summer garden-fest.

  91. I have been trying to download the pdf for "Autumn Wind" and can't find it any where. Could you please help me with this. THANK YOU – for your help.