Geared For Guys: Tour and Giveaway

Posted on May 13th, by Amy in give away, review. 155 comments

First – Happy Mother’s Day to all of my mom, and mom at heart friends! I hope that you are enjoying the day with your family! Today is a double celebration at our house, as Ella turns 12 today! She was born the day before Mother’s Day 12 years ago, and I fully enjoy celebrating the day with our precious girl.

Have you seen this book tour in blogland? My friend, Emily, from Crazy Old Ladies wrote Geared for Guys, for the guys in all of our lives!

With eight great patterns, there’s something for every guy in this book! Whether your guy leans toward rustic and outdoors, or artistic and modern – Emily has you covered.

Over the course of May the book is being featured on a number of blogs, follow along to get a peek at the variety of patterns. One that stuck out to me is “High Voltage”

The simple and bold piecing makes for a fast and edgy quilt, perfect for a young man in your life!

If you would like to win a copy of Geared for Guys – leave me a comment telling me: who you would plan to make a quilt for first.

And if you can’t wait to see the rest, visit Emily’s shop to purchase Geared for Guys.

I will select a winner on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 – Good Luck!


PS – Visit Amy @ Diary of a Quilter tomorrow for more!

155 thoughts on “Geared For Guys: Tour and Giveaway

  1. 1
    melissa says:

    My husband.

  2. 2
    Kelie says:

    I would probably go for my hubby first because he’s always being left out when I make stuff for everyone else. Second would be my step-son, he’s 12 and I can’t come up with something I think he would like. I’m sure this book has some great patterns he would LOVE!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. 3
    Jane says:

    I’d make one for my better half… would be a great idea to as a gift to him for our “special” day this year which is coming up in a bit.

  4. 4
    Jennie says:

    Got to be the hubby first!

  5. 5
    Debbie B Sam says:

    For my brother :) He’s a comic book junkie and I have just the fabric. Thanks.

  6. 6
    Jill B says:

    Of course, I’d make something for my husband!

  7. 7
    Hueisei says:

    My son ^^v
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. 8
    Debbie M says:

    Well, since my husband is the only one in this house without a quilt made by me, I guess it’s his turn! Thanks, Amy!

  9. 9
    Anita says:

    I would like to make quilts for my two sons who just finished their first year at the university. They will be good to have in their dorm room when fall comes.
    A gift from their proud mother!

  10. 10

    I have yet to make a quilt for my husband….who does all our long-arm quilting! I think it’s time….

  11. 11

    My husband could use a few more quilts that were more for him.

  12. 12
    Kathy says:

    Hmmmm… It’s a toss up between my two brothers. I think I’ll make the first quilt for my brother who just bought a house. High voltage would look good in his living room!

  13. 13
    Johanna says:

    I would probably make a quilt for my husban first, ad them my nephesw.

  14. 14
    suvi says:

    My husband I think, since my son is too small and is still into bugs and sorts!

  15. 15
    Karen M says:

    The first quilt I would make would be for my hubby. He does so much for me and I have never made him his own quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. 16
    Maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

    Eu faria para meu irmão que faz aniversário dia 15 de junho,então é só o tempo de ganhar o livro e escolher a colcha,tecidos eu já

  17. 17
    Rachel says:

    Actually, it’d be my ex-boyfriend, who over many years of friendship since the ‘relationship’ ended has become one of my best friends and like a brother really. Don’t know what I’d do without him! (I’d certainly be stuck when it comes to all those ‘bring a friend’ event invitations!) I’ve made a quilt for his mum, but making something for him has always kind of stumped me :-)

  18. 18

    My grandson. And he loves my quilts!

  19. 19
    Ann says:

    My older son…he’s a high voltage guy. Kayaking , biking, rock climbing, rafting, snowboarding, skiing (downhill and cross country) etc etc etc. My husband and I share quilts and the younger son has a couple. My daughters are drowning quilts. Just in case anyone thought I was playing favs.

  20. 20
    Barb in MI says:

    I would make a quilt for my dad who has been on my quilt list for far too long…
    Thanks for a chance!

  21. 21

    I would make a quilt for my dear hubby. He likes to take a nap on the sofa and it would keep him warm is the cold days.

  22. 22
    Colleen says:

    I would make a quilt for my new brother-in-law to be!

  23. 23
    Melissa says:

    Definitely my son – his bed is currently cover-less, poor guy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. 24
    Katy says:

    Loving the look of this book, and not just for guys! I think my dad is in line for something though, thanks for the chance to win :o)

  25. 25
    Becky Greene says:

    The first quilt I would make from this book would be for my 12-year-old son. He needs something special for his room!

  26. 26
    Denise in PA says:

    I would make a quilt for my step-son. I’ve made them for he and my DIL, my DIL and grandson, but never one for him alone. I know he’d love it! Thanks so much for the giveaway! This looks like a great book!

  27. 27
    Joyce Mitchell says:

    My first quilt would be for my husband. He’s watched me make quilts for other people & is patiently waiting for one of his own. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. 28

    Great giveaway! I’d make a quilt for my hubby first! Although he does look cute wrapped up in one of my pink/floral girly quilts that are around the house I’m sure he’d love his own manly quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the awesome book!

  29. 29
    Amanda E says:

    I would make one for my fiance. BTW: I have your book Modern Basics and I LOVE IT! I made “Tumbling Blocks” to donate at work for someone to win. (The proceeds were donated. I was pretty happy to donate over $100.)

  30. 30
    annie says:

    I would have to make a quilt for my best guy friend Doug. He needs a manly quilt!

  31. 31
    Sheryl F. says:

    I would make a quilt for my husband who is still waiting for his.

  32. 32
    Sharon Scott says:

    I would make it for our youngest son. He has asked for a quilt with cigars and crosses on it. He has a group of men who meet and study scripture and enjoy a fine cigar. They call their group~ Burnt Offerings. I have the fabric, just waiting for the right pattern to come along. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. 33
    VickiT says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Amy (and any other Mom’s reading) and Happy Birthday to Ella also. I hope you all have a great day in your house and you get to relax and be spoiled.

    I would definitely plan a quilt for my husband although I think I may finally have a pattern for a quilt for him. But, I have four sons who each need a quilt from Mom so I have no shortage of men to make quilts for. One quilt shown during the blog tour so far is perfect for one of my sons so that one alone is reason for me to look into buying the book if I’m not lucky enough to win a copy.

  34. 34

    I would make my sweet hubby a quilt or two if I won this book. I have a stack of fabric started for his quilt but haven’t decided on a design yet. This would be BIG motivation to get working on something special for the man of my dreams. Thanks!

  35. 35
    Janet Best says:

    I would start with my dad.

  36. 36
    Diann Cornell says:

    My husband.

  37. 37
    MollyP says:

    I can’t decide between my hubs or my granddad. I have oodles of Boy Scout fabric my husband wants a quilt made from, but my Pop is cold all the time, so I think he needs a lap quilt for the recliner. I’m so stoked about this book coming out. I love the style. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. 38
    Carol Lewis says:

    The quilts in this book are great. I would first make a quilt for my husband for Christmas.

  39. 39
    Kim says:

    I have a tween boy that this would be perfect for!!!!

  40. 40
    Lisa Marie says:

    My son graduated from college yesterday and soon will be moving to a new apartment in a new town. I know he will need a quilt or two!

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    lee says:

    I have two sons graduating from grad school to make quilts for! thanks!

  42. 42
    Chris says:

    I have two big brothers that would love me to make them a quilt! thanks!

  43. 43
    usairdoll says:

    What a super idea for a great book. Love that High Voltage quilt. I’d love to make a quilt for my son, who is currently deployed and in Afghanistan. (USMC) Plus it would help me keep my mind and hands busy during this stressful time. hehe.

    Thank you and Emily for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.


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    LC says:

    I’d make a quilt for my husband first, since his birthday is in June. Then maybe one for my dad for Father’s Day.

  45. 45
    Janet Autrey says:

    I would make a quilt for my husband since he has been asking for one.

  46. 46
    Heather says:

    I heard about this book earlier this week in an email from Scott at Blue Nickel Quilts.

    If I were to win a copy, first quilt I made would be for my dad who’s chemo treatments stopped working. He’s now trying a different treatment, but it’s too early to tell if they will help.

  47. 47
    Tammy says:

    Definitely my husband and son…I’m sure they would love for me to make something for them since everything I’ve made is kinda girly! :)

  48. 48
    Amber H says:

    I’d make a quilt first for the most important guy in my life.. my husband! (My son comes in at a close second, but he’s already got a mama made quilt.

  49. 49
    trillium says:

    I’d make a quilt for my 20-something son.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

  50. 50
    Beth T. says:

    I’d be quilting for my sweetheart, who tolerates a lot of girly quilts in our house. It’s about time for something that shouts “Guy” in a tasteful way.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. 51

    I’d make a quilt for my husband, or maybe my dad!

  52. 52
    Gill says:

    My husband!

  53. 53
    Caryn says:

    We’re having a double celebration here too. My little guy turns four today! I would make oddball for my husband, even though I’m afraid of the circles.

  54. 54
    Laura says:

    I’m currently making a t-shirt quilt out of running shirts for my DH and my son has given me a drawing for q quilt so I would probably make something for my brother.

  55. 55
    Tricia says:

    I would make one for my husband.

  56. 56
    Jocelyn says:

    I would really love to make a quilt for my sweet hubby. I have made quilts for my two sons, but not one for their Dad yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. 57
    Iris Fitzpatrick says:

    It would probably be for my husband as my twin boys have just had new quilts.Great idea for a book and thanks for hosting this give away.

  58. 58
    Pamela says:

    I have 3 guys I could make a quilt or two for. My husband and 2 son inlaws. Oh, I have a grandson on the way too!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. 59
    Sharon T says:

    I would make a quilt for my husband first, then my son, and then for each of my four grandsons! Looks like a great book!

  60. 60
    Amy C says:

    Well I’d have to make one for my husband since I promised him one in February for his birthday – now so very long overdue!! – so I guess I should keep my promise and finally get one done for him!!

  61. 61
    Kristin says:

    I would make 2! One for hubs and stepson!

  62. 62
    Janet says:

    For my hubby – he hasn’t had one yet!

  63. 63

    Love that cover shot! I might finally get around to making a quilt for my Dad :)

  64. 64
    Kathy says:

    I would make one for my teenage son. He high school colors are black, white and red so the High Voltage pattern really calls to me.
    Thank for the chance to win.

  65. 65
    lynaeve says:

    My husband!

  66. 66
    Marjorie says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh so many men in my life…haha.

    First would be my great husband; he does so much for me.
    Then I have 3 grown sons and 4 grandsons….now they all have been made a quilt or 2; but there is always room for a more manly quilt….right????

    Thank you for this chance.

  67. 67
    Lee Ann says:

    I have already made my husband two quilts, so I think I would make one for my nephew. Thanks for the chance of winning the book!

  68. 68

    Happy Birthday Ella!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    I think I would make a new quilt for my Niece’s Hubby.

  69. 69
    Donna Joy says:

    I would love to make my sons a new quilt, love your style.

  70. 70
    Elizabeth G says:

    I would make a quilt for my husband or my father.

  71. 71
    Miep says:

    What a lovely book to win. I would make a quilt for my brother as he has recently lost his wife from cancer, with the quilt it would show as to how much I care for him.

  72. 72
    Karen says:

    We just found out from a friend of the family that he is getting married in August and I’m planning on making them a quilt.

  73. 73
    Mary Lynn Forrest says:

    My husband would like one for himself I’m sure. All the others are for women in the family always.
    Thank for the chance to win!

  74. 74
    Jennie P. says:

    Even though it’s a quilt for guys book, I really like the designs and I wouldn’t mind making one for myself even though I’m a girl :) Thanks for the chance.

  75. 75
    Mary Ann says:

    I have 6 brothers so anyone of them would enjoy a quilt. I have already made each of them a bargello flag to hang on the wall. They were each surprised when I gave the flag to them.

  76. 76
    Fran says:

    I’d love to make a quilt from this book for my brother. Thanks for the giveaway.

  77. 77
    Kirsten says:

    I really want to make a quilt for each of my twin teenage sons so this book would be perfect!

  78. 78
    Lisa C says:

    I would make a quilt for my son. This one seems perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. 79
    Elaine says:

    I would have to make one for my husband. He sees me make one for everyone else in the family so I think its high time that he gets his own.

  80. 80
    CitricSugar says:

    My Brother-in-Law does not yet have a quilt made by my hands… Does the book have camo in it? Lol.

    Thanks for the chance.

  81. 81
    Carrie O says:

    Honestly, I’d want to make a quilt for my hubby first. But we have boys that will be leaving home one of these years, and I think I might want to make some for them too. Have to think a bit on that one. :)

  82. 82

    I am always on the look out for patterns that would be suitable for the men in my house. I would make one for my husband or my son- probably for my son first as he will celebrate his 25th birthday this year.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a terrific book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  83. 83
    Patti says:

    Love the great quilts in the book! My brother would be first on my list. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  84. 84
    Rachelle says:

    I need to make a quilt for my eldest son who turns 10 later this year; that way his dinosaur quilt can go to his younger brother without any tears!

  85. 85
    Sandra Davidson says:

    My husband , son and son-in-law.

  86. 86
    robin says:

    I’d make a quilt for my son. :)

  87. 87
    Allison C says:

    I would make my hubby one first. We just bought our first house and he has been doing a lot of yard work to help the curb appeal.

  88. 88
    Allison says:

    thanks for this awesome giveaway! I’d make a quilt for my oldest son first, and probably quilts for the other two soon after :)

  89. 89
    Denny says:

    I would make one for my sweet husband he’s really liking black, white, and red right now.

  90. 90
    Lindsay says:

    If I won I’d have to make a quilt for my husband first. Considering all of the fabric stores I’ve dragged him too, I think he deserves it.

  91. 91

    my husband would love for me to win thanks

  92. 92
    Laura T says:

    My dad would be the first.

  93. 93
    Dawn says:

    In the 24 yrs that I have been quilting my husband has watched as I cut and stitched quilt after quilt and sent them all here and there and everywhere but never one for him. I think I’m way overdue to craft a quilt for the wonderful man who has put up with me for the past 33 yrs.

  94. 94
    bee says:

    i’d probably make one for my brother first. he’s picky about the look of quilts for him so i’m sure there’d be a design that he’d love in here!

  95. 95
    Faye says:

    I would make a quilt for my step-father. I have made a lap quilt for my mom that she uses all the time, and now he needs one too!

  96. 96

    Definitely my husband and/or my grandfather! Just from the little bit I have seen, this looks like the perfect book for quilting patterns/ideas for the men in my family! Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. 97
    Heidi says:

    My husband, of course! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  98. 98
    Rhonda H. says:

    I “owe” some quilts to my little boys….they see me making baby quilts for others and I’ve promised to make them each a quilt but I just haven’t got there yet! Thanks for chance to win this great book!

  99. 99
    liza says:

    With my husband, six sons, four sons-in-laws, and 13 grandsons, it would be hard to choose! I’d have fun making the decision, though!

  100. 100
    May Kristin says:

    I would make a quilt for my son this time. Made a quilt for my hubby a few months ago. Thank you!

  101. 101
    Sharon Buford says:

    Most defiantly I would make a quilt for my darling hubby, because he puts up with this crazy lady!

  102. 102

    probably my husband!

    happy birthday to your daughter…my eldest daughter celebrated her birthday yesterday as well…she was born on mother’s day 22 years ago!!

  103. 103
    Garilyn says:

    I would probably start with my husband, but I also have 3 boys, 2 of which are waiting patiently for quilts!

  104. 104
    Sandy N says:

    I think I’d make a quilt for my brother first. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  105. 105
    Kathie says:

    My husband keeps asking me when will he get a quilt so that would be my first one to do!

  106. 106
    Jenni says:

    I’d make a quilt for my dad. It’d be something I could make for him that he’d actually use!

  107. 107
    nicole w says:

    i only have boys in my life. so, this is good to make for them! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. 108
    Kelly O. says:

    this is such a great concept for a book! I am in need of an idea to make a quilt for my hubby–this just might be the ticket!

  109. 109
    Vonne says:

    I have some navy, aqua and white fabric ready to be turned into a quilt for my husband. Just need a pattern and your giveaway is the answer. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  110. 110
    Missy says:

    I need to make a quilt for my husband, uncle and nephew. My uncle’s would be first since he is the oldest I do not know how long he has to left to be with us.

  111. 111
    Rebecca says:

    I’ve been excitedly waiting for this book to come out! I love the diamond quilt (Varsity I think) I saw in another preview. I’d make something for my son first. Thanks for the chance!

  112. 112
    Jen Johnson says:

    My husband!! he has been asking me to make him a quilt that “no one can steal” This would be perfect!!

  113. 113
    Angie says:

    I would make one for my husband..he is always stealing mine!

  114. 114
    Alli says:

    I’d make it for my cousin’s high school graduation present! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  115. 115

    I would whip one up for my hubby. He is definitely due his own quilt. xxxx

  116. 116
    Andrea says:

    I would make a quilt for OUR bed. I’ve done enough for others, now it’s time to make a quilt in colors and patterns I like, for myself. I’ve seen a few from this book I could sleep under for a long time. And, my husband would like something that’s less flowery that what we have.

  117. 117

    my bro has had a quilt, my son, my dh is due one but I need a modern manly take on them…

  118. 118
    Gina says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love the concept of this book.. Terrific idea! I would make one for my husband as I haven’t made him a quilt yet! Also, I make prayer quilts for our church ministry and this would be a great resource for prayer quilts for men!

  119. 119
    Kate says:

    I’d make a quilt for my hubbie. All the grandsons have their quilts (well, except the youngest, and his is almost done!). I think he would totally NOT expect this. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

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    Rina says:

    I would make a quilt for my brother to use in his travel trailer. Matter of fact, I’d make two for him so he coulld use one when he camps out.

  121. 121
    susan says:

    I would make it for my son.

  122. 122
    MarciaW says:

    my brother

  123. 123
    Vicki in MN says:

    I think I would make my grandson a quilt to keep at our house so when he is here he has a special quilt to use.

  124. 124
    LeAnne L says:

    I so need this book. My husband keeps asking for a new quilt and I’m having a hard time finding one that’s “guy friendly” enough.

  125. 125
    Chancy says:

    I think I’d make one for my brother who is getting married early next year.

  126. 126
    Mary C in WA says:

    of course for the “Main Man” in my life! Thanks for the chance to win.

  127. 127
    Leah says:

    I think I’d make a quilt for my husband… I have one in the “works” but haven’t gotten very far yet.

  128. 128
    lindawwww says:

    My son is first on my list.

  129. 129

    I would make a quilt for a gentleman at church who needs a prayer quilt, and am sure the book would provide quilt ideas for quilts for other gentlemen too.

  130. 130
    Shannon says:

    I would use it to make a manly quilt for our quilt ministry (well several quilts really!)

  131. 131
    Laurel says:

    My husband would get the first quilt out of this book! This is a great book because I make quilts for everybody but can’t find anything suitable for him. I love the “High Voltage” pattern! Nothing froo-froo about that! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  132. 132
    jmniffer says:

    My eldest son would be the first to get a quilt from this book. He is a recent graduate of the Anchorage Police Department and I would love to celebrate that event with a quilt to snuggle under. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  133. 133
    Sara says:

    My husband and then my little brother.

  134. 134
    Lisa in Texas says:

    My twin boys first….then the hubby…it has been 13 years since the twins had their last quilts from me! Lisa in Texas

  135. 135
    Laura says:

    Definitely my husband who is waiting on a kidney transplant. He is always cold and needs a quilt long enough to keep “all of him” warm.

  136. 136

    I would first make a quilt out of the Geared For Guys book for my son!

  137. 137

    LOVE these quilts! The first one made (I hope to make all the quilts) will be for our 17 yr old son. He’s going to love it too.

  138. 138
    kari says:

    I can’t wait to make a quilt for my husband. He’s not so excited…

  139. 139
    Tricia L. says:

    Hubby! He is always reminding me that I’ve made everyone a quilt except for him!

  140. 140
    Andra says:

    My husband, since he hasn’t gotten one yet, and I have made plenty. Thanks for the chance.

  141. 141
    Helen says:

    Probably more poor hard done bu hubby–then I could share it too ;)

  142. 142
    Myra says:

    Hmmmm… probably my son.

  143. 143
    Cindy says:

    I’ve never made my husband a quilt and I would love to make him one. Thanks!

  144. 144
    Michelle C says:

    I would make a quilt for my husband. This quilts look awesome!

  145. 145
    Nancysue says:

    My dad, my hubby, and my son…in that order unless I lose my mind and try 3 at a time!

  146. 146
    Jennyroo says:

    My life is a sausage party (LOL!) – I’m the only girl surrounded by boys and men. Maybe I will make a quilt for my husband, or one of my three sons first?!?

  147. 147
    Karrie Smith says:

    I plan on making a quilt for my boyfriend first out of the book. I haven’t made him one, and I really want to. Thanks for the chance to win!

  148. 148
    Carla G says:

    My hubby is first on my list of making quilts for! I love the High Voltage quilt! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous looking book! :)

  149. 149
    robin says:

    I’d make a quilt for my dad. Altho he’s a “man’s man” he does appreciate the work that goes into quilting even tho he usually doesn’t like the more feminine design aspects. I think he’d love any one of the quilts in this book!

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    Pat says:

    I would make a quilt for my son. Thanks for aa chance to win this book!

  151. 151
    Ginny Worden says:

    I would like to say my husband, sometimes the boys come first in the quilt waiting line.

  152. 152
    NaomiRuth says:

    I would make a quilt for my oldest son (9yrs)

  153. 153
    Sissy says:

    I’m thinking my little brother.

  154. 154
    Lisa Wiesman says:

    It would probably be for my son who is 8 and still uses his very first comforter when he was little. It is getting a little thin!

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