Jacquelynne Steves

Pat Sloan Book Tour & Giveaway


I’m so happy to be part of this really FUN event! Today, I am part of the blog hop for Pat Sloan’s newest book, Teach Me to Machine Quilt! There are GIVEAWAYS- so read through to the bottom of this post… I got an advance copy of the book, and I just LOVE it! Here’s a photo of Pat and me at Quilt Market a couple of years ago:

Quilt Market Spring 2015- Pat Sloan and Jacquelynne Steves


Here are some of the projects from the book:

2-mini-charm-star-quilt 3-checkerboard-hearts-quilt 7-winter-bliss-quilt

In this book, Pat truly covers EVERYTHING, from how to set up your machine, what kind of needle and thread to use, how to piece your backing fabric, types of batting, how to baste, straight stitching, curved stitching, decorative stitches, circles & spirals, free motion quilting, quilting appliques…. PHEW! She really includes everything you ever wanted to now about machine quilting!

Learn how to make all of the projects above (and more…), AND learn how to quilt them!


Pat’s book is available everywhere, including Fat Quarter Shop. *

I’ve been on Pat’s Radio Show a few times, but a while back, I got to interview HER! Here is a snippet from that interview:

You do a lot of machine applique- what draws you to that technique?

  • I think applique is the most freeing of design options. No points to match and it’s very easy to create beautiful soft curves. I always wanted to make quilts with flowers and this allows me total freedom.

Do you have any other favorite quilting techniques? Or is there one that you haven’t learned yet that you are really interested in?

  • I love all quilting, some techniques I love a wee bit more than others, wink!  If you hang out with me, you’ll see that I do love a triangle, they make quilts wonderful!

You travel a lot- you must love it! What is your favorite part? Least favorite part?

  • My favorite part of traveling is meeting new people where they live. We drive to most events so I see amazing parts of the country that you never see if you fly to event. I love it all from the smallest of towns with one red light, to massive big cities. My husband and I work together so we travel together and it’s we have a great time. The difficult part of travel is leaving my computer behind! I really miss my big screen and all the stuff I have access to. We do have a way to get internet anywhere,  and I do work on my tablet and my phone, but I kiss my big monitor when I walk in the door!


For more artist interviews, free patterns, and fun, please sign up for my free newsletter by filling in the box below:

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And guess what? When you sign up, you will also receive these free patterns for a tote bag and red & white quilt:




PLUS- I’ve just started a new club! Enrollment is closed now, but we will be opening it up to new members for a few days in January. Click here to find out more! 


The Giveaway:

And now I know you want to hear about the giveaways! For your chance to enter a copy of the book, Aurifil thread, and more, just hop over to Pat’s Blog here.  (You must enter by midnight on December 1, 2016.)

And don’t forget to visit the other bloggers on today’s hop (a full list of all the bloggers appears here):

*This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small percentage, at no extra cost to you. This helps me to pay for website maintenance, food, mortgage…. Thank you!

Beautiful Day Bird Floral Art- Jacquelynne Steves


  • Susan Spiers
    Posted November 21, 2016 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    As a beginner quilter, with a lot more to learn, this book will help me on my quilting journey-thank you Pat Sloan for all the instruction you have given me so far!

  • Michele
    Posted November 21, 2016 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I’ve been quilting for many years, but there is always some new technique to discover and learn!!

  • Lori Morton
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    This book is Amazing!! the projects look sooo Awesome! thank you for sharing your Review with us! :)

  • Paula S. Pike
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Jacquelynne and your family. May it be a very special day for you.

  • Carol O
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    What darling projects, can’t wait to see the full copy of the book. Thank you for sharing. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Kathie
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    This book looks amazing! The projects shown are so cute!

  • Kristine Friedrich
    Posted November 24, 2016 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    What a great guide to help you jump into the next phase of quilting. Now we will be able to move from being a “topper” to a true “quilter”.

  • Margarita García
    Posted November 24, 2016 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Hola. Soy una Quilter principiante. El libro me parece precioso y los proyectos son muy bonitos. Me vendría fenomenal el libro, para aprenderlo todo.

  • Jan Schindler
    Posted November 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I love the quilts, the colors, the designs. I have not started yet, but hope to soon. I am at my youngest daughters waiting for the new baby to arrive about Dec 4th. She lives in Indiana and I live in St Louis. I have been here three weeks, so things at home are not getting done. But a new grand daughter will soon be here, Thanks

  • Beth Byerssmall
    Posted November 27, 2016 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing pictures of the projects in your clubs and Pat’s book.

  • Janet Sabol
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    The book looks more and more interesting and informative. Thank you, Jacqueline, for reviewing it. I follow your blog and Pat’s all the time. So fun!!

  • Joyce Parrish
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Would love to win the giveaway. I have been quilting for over forty years and continually learn new ways.

  • Helen White
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    This book is on Santa’s list. My favorite Christmas cookie is the not too sweet sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting.

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