This week marks the beginning of International Quilt Market in Houston. Several Quiltmaker staff members will attend to search for new designers and check out all that’s fresh in the quilting industry. Seems like a good time to have some giveaways for our readers!
We always meet with book publishers to see what’s upcoming for quilters. So how about a few book giveaways? Check back often in the next few days for quick reviews of great new titles I think you’ll love. Each title reviewed will be given away so remember to leave a comment as instructed.
The following books are published by That Patchwork Place/Martingale & Co.
Make Your Bed by Leslee Evans takes a great concept and has fun with it. The subtitle says it best: Quilted bedrunners, pillows and more to suit your style! The idea is to dress up a bed and make it quilty with interesting pillows, shams and crosswise runners that follow a theme.
There’s something for everyone in the themes presented. You can choose anything from “Make Your Bed Sassy” to “Make Your Bed Serene.” Other themes are Charming, Classic Playful, Elegant, Natural, Cheerful and Earthy. So much fun!
Another title with an interesting idea behind it is Pick Four by Sue Abrey. This quilter prefers to make quilts with fewer fabrics, and her book guides others to do the same. “Easy fabric choices for great quilts” sums it up well.
Author Cynthia Tomaszewski puts a new twist on reproductions with Quilting Those Flirty ’30s. These are designs to hold your interest and expand your skills. There are lots of instructional pages—eight on Quiltmaking Basics and four more called Introduction to Applique.
And if all that is not enough, each of the 11 quilt patterns is accompanied by a tried-and-true family favorite cookie recipe from Cynthia. She even shares her best “Tips for Baking Great Cookies”!
You can read an earlier review of Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts. We’ll give this book away too, so you have four chances to win. Leave a comment by midnight Tuesday, Nov. 1 and we’ll pick a winner for each of these great titles from That Patchwork Place/Martingale & Co. Tell us what you’re currently sewing (or what you wish you were sewing!) for a chance to win.