With the work on our second book by and about UK Quilters United well underway, it is time to come up with the name for it, and we are looking for your help!

The first book

Our first book was compiled and edited by Julie Passey in 2015-2016 and it was called “UK Quilters United by a common thread”. It had over one hundred letters from our members, each representing a region or city in the United Kingdom.

To find our more about the first book, including how to have a sneak peak for free, or get your own copy, please find details at the end of this post (after the T&C’s).

The second book

For our second book, we already have over twenty stories to share with you and another 5-10 on the way, making this at least the same length as the first book. The stories have been written by members in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, as well as far away as the Azores. It promises to be another inspiring book with something for everyone; it even includes a quilting poem and a short novella. You’ll be able to read quilting related stories in the widest sense; some will make you smile, others may make you feel inspired or even shed a tear. They are all true stories written by our members and a great way to find out a little bit more about the quilters your meet on a regular basis on Facebook or here on the website.

Now for the fun part! Before we can publish the book, we need your suggestion for what the title should be. So far it has been known as ‘Book 2’, which, frankly, isn’t that exciting or inspiring…

To keep with the name of the first book, the book title must start with “UK Quilters United”, but what comes after that is up to you!

For this competition, any member of the website or our many Facebook groups can enter, including bloggers, admins, moderators, swap mummas, website managers and contributors to the book.

Click to submit your entry via the Google form here.

Deadline for submitting your suggestion is Tuesday 30 April 2019, at 21:00 (British Summer Time).

The prizes

1st prize: A printed copy of the book (sent directly from Amazon).
2nd prize: An ebook (Kindle) version of the book.
3rd prize: An ebook (Kindle) version of the book.

The prizes will be sent out once the book is published.

Terms and conditions

This competition is open to all members of the website and our Facebook groups, but the first prize will only be sent to a UK postal address; digital downloads will be available to anyone via email. Any of our website or Facebook members can enter, including employees of Resolution Television LTD, contributors to the ukqu.co.uk website and the many Admins in our various Facebook groups (only exception being the judges).

The winning title will be selected by the judges and their decision is final. Prizes will be awarded to those suggesting or inspiring the final title of the book. Please note that we may combine submitted titles to create a new title, or use them in a sub-title. In the event we decide to use a name suggested by more than one person, we will randomly allocate the prizes.

You may enter more than once, but please submit each title as a separate entry.

The prizes are as offered and are non-transferable, non-refundable, non-changeable. No cash alternative is available. We accept no liability for any aspect of the prize to the fullest extent permitted by UK law. We reserve the right to change prizes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Competition closing date is as stated above and entries received after the closing date will not be considered for awarding the prizes, but may still be used. No responsibility is taken for entries lost or delayed, by way of technical errors including malfunctions via the ukqu.co.uk website or the submission portal (Google Forms).

By entering, you confirm that we may make any use of your entry as we require, including publishing it on the website, our social media pages, and Facebook as well as anywhere in relation to where the book is being sold or marketed.

The winner(s) will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. The prizes will be sent out once the book is published. Unless specified otherwise, if the prize remains unclaimed for six months it will not be awarded, provided reasonable attempts have been made to contact the winner(s) using the contact details supplied.


The three different formats of Book 1

While you wait; find Book 1 on Amazon

We have three formats available of the first book; Kindle (text only), Paperback (text only) and Paperback (full colour version including images and pattern). You can use the “Look Inside” feature to read a few of the stories for free.

To read more about the first book, see our previous blog post.