Reviews and Giveaways

I love it when the UPS truck drives in to my yard. The driver usually has something quilty to deliver. Not long ago it was boxes of books and fabric and it felt like Christmas. Now it’s product review and giveaway day so please read on.

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Nature’s Beauty in Applique is a new release from Martingale & Co. Author Susan Taylor Propst adds applique to a variety of projects including cases, bags, placemats and pillows. Seven-plus pages of applique instructions make these projects the perfect way to take applique for a test drive. I think you’ll enjoy this title.

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 Reviews and Giveaways

Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics in two different colorways

Carol Van Zandt is an artist and surface pattern designer with a new fabric line for Andover Fabrics called Tokyo Rococo.

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Carol recently sent me bundles of fat quarters in two colorways and today I’ll share them with Quilty Pleasures readers in a giveaway.

 Reviews and GiveawaysYou’ll want to check out Carol’s blog for great inspiration. There is beautiful photography (like the photo above). There are long lists of design blogs, color blogs, DIY blogs, fabric blogs and more—so much interesting material you could get lost!

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While you’re there, check out the free quilt pattern for use with Tokyo Rococo.

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9780764339219 Reviews and GiveawaysAuthor Mary Kerr has released A Quilted Memory: Ideas and Inspiration for Reusing Vintage Textiles published by Schiffer Books. From Kerr’s rich family background of needlewomen comes a real enthusiasm for redefining treasures such as kitchen linens, dresser scarves, embroidery, handkerchiefs, doilies and more.

If you have pieces of family needlework or if you’re a treasure hunter who can sniff them out at garage sales and flea markets, this title presents interesting ideas on how to use them in quilted projects. Move them out of trunks and attics to where they can be enjoyed—let this book show you how.

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Time for a giveaway! Leave a comment below by midnight Monday, February 27 and we’ll pick one random winner for each item above. The winners have been chosen and notified by email. Congratulations to Dee, Sue and Joan and thanks to everyone who left a comment!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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95 Responses to Reviews and Giveaways

  1. Joan says:

    My book arrived with some fat quarters of Blossom for Moda. Thank you for the giveaway. My first blog win.

  2. wordygirl says:

    For the last couple of days, it seems as if everywhere I look, I see Tokyo Rococo. Isn’t that a sign of being in love? ;)

  3. Gail Dooley says:

    What a lovely mix of ideas. How much fun it would be to work with this. It would be great to win these treasures to create a treasure for me and someone else in my family. Wish me luck!

  4. JoAnne T. says:

    I love the photo of the bolts, oranges and purples, I might just print it and hang it in my sewing room! Thanks for showing such beauties.

  5. Jan Kaye says:

    The Tokoyo Rocco is certainly beautiful. Imagine oneself on a lazy spring afternoon with that quilt :-)

  6. Estie says:

    Wow! Such great giveaways. I would love to win one of them.

  7. Lisa Marie says:

    Thanks for letting us know about these items. I especially like the fabrics!

  8. Chris says:

    pick me! pick me!
    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. What yummy fabrics. I would LOVE to win any one of these….

  9. Madeline Wallace says:

    I love new fabric as much as I love scraps and “finds” . It would be great to get anything!

  10. Loy says:

    What a nice giveaway. I have a cooking blog, but quilting is my other passion. Thanks for the lovely blog.

  11. Jytte R says:

    I just returned from London in time for your great giveaway.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. Barb says:

    Just when you think the fabrics can’t get any more beautiful or the patterns any more spectacular! I would love any one of these giveaways, thanks!

  13. Sandi says:

    This is a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

  14. Sherill says:

    I would love to win either gift! Thank you for the chance.

  15. Carol says:

    The Nature’s Beauty book looks like it’s got great appliqué. The fabrics look lovely, too!

  16. Candace says:

    Wow! I am so excited to see Susan’s new book because she does such inspiring designs :o )

  17. Cathryn H. says:

    What a marvelous way to tempt us all to do more quilting. I love the thought of taking old items we once thought never to use and make them into a quilted memory. Thanks for the idea!

  18. Joan says:

    I would love the vintage textile book. I have several of grandma’s needlework, sadly still in it’s box.

  19. Daphne Clark says:

    Found your website after being to the Quilt Festival at Ingliston. I bought the 100 Blocks magazine. My hobbies are Family History and Patchwork. The book by Mary Kerr seems just the ticket. Love your website.

  20. 4dreamsr says:

    Beautiful fabrics!

  21. Marilyn S says:

    This is my first time on the site, but I’ll be back. Love the interesting fabrics (Tokyo Rocco) , totally different from what my comfort zone is. Thanks for the giveaway. Marilyn

  22. Leslie says:

    Ohhh! I’d cherish a copy of the applique book!
    Thanks for the giveaways!
    Take care, Leslie

  23. Kathleen Doran says:

    Love, love the Tokyo Rococo fabrics. Never been a big fan of blue, but that line is screaming at me…pick me! pick me!

  24. Lori Chase says:

    Great giveaways. I am a rather new quilter and always on the lookout for great fabric and books. Thanks for giving everyone such a nice opportunity.

  25. Nancy Danish says:

    I love the chance to win some great products.

  26. Kathy h says:

    I love the nature appliqué book. And the fabric colors are beautiful.

  27. Vikkilee Reynoldson says:

    I’ve just stared quilting last year and love it, have made 6 rag baby quilts and 1 quilt for a wedding present. Am working on 2 blocks of the month and a double wedding ring king quilt. I’ve sewed most of my life and love this new challenge.

  28. MarciaW says:

    First, I love fabric and more fabric. Second, I want to learn to applique. This is a wonderful giveaway and appreciate your thinking of the followers. Right now I’m waiting for the Andover pattern pdf to load so can check it out. Thank you!

  29. Barb J says:

    Does the vintage textiles book give any suggestions for what to do with quilts that are beyond repair? I have several quilts that have been well used that come to me via my mother-in-law. The fabrics are frayed and worn, but the workmanship is beautiful, so I hate to just throw them away.

  30. Lynn says:

    Looks like another great give away!

  31. Beth R says:

    Such great prizes! Now if someone can give away extra hours in a day, I’ll be in good shape LOL!

  32. donna says:

    Love the look of those fabrics.

  33. Florine says:

    MY, MY, MY!!!!, so many wonderful choices to winn. I would love to try so many of them. They certainly get the wheels a turning.

  34. Gill says:

    I love that picture of all those bolts of fabric! Heaven!

  35. Cory says:

    I would love to win any of these prizes. Thank you for the chance. Take care and God bless, Cory

  36. SewLindaAnn says:

    Funny you mention picking up handmade items. I’ve had to stop myself from buying every one I see because it’s handmade and someone loved it. There’s only so many discarded items that you can give a home! Nice selection, the applique makes you feel like Spring is on its’ way. LOVE the commemorative quilt that’s coming. It’s a beautiful rendition of so many awesome patterns Quiltmaker as put out.

  37. Karlene says:

    What a nice selection of items. Great fabrics!

  38. Carla G says:

    What beautiful fabric! I really love the blue line! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  39. Kristy qp says:

    Love the Tokyo Rococo fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Ellen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Annaleena says:

    Thanks for the chance. Great looking items.

  42. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!!! Those look like amazing prizes!!

  43. Deanna says:

    Fabric is always good. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  44. Pam says:

    The fabric looks great!

  45. What beautiful fabric and I love the quilt made with it.


  46. Marilee says:

    Brilliant idea for a book using old linens. Love the fabric!

  47. roseann says:

    The vintage textiles book sounds particularly interesting. I have many family heirloom items that I would love to use in this manner.

  48. jmniffer says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…everything looks wonderful! The fabric tops my list, but doesn’t it always?! Thanks for the chance.

  49. Sue Goodin says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. thanks so much

  50. E. Engman says:

    I look forward to seeing the Kerr book. I don’t have many needlework family heirlooms, but I do have items picked up at garage or rummage sales. Sort of wasted packed in a box.

  51. Karen A says:

    A new book and new fabrics…what a great day that you got. And how great that you want to share.

  52. Jeanne says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. KT says:

    Looks like great fabric and books–thanks for the chance to win!

  54. Rachelle says:

    All of those items look beautiful.

  55. Linda E in AZ says:

    Anytime I win something in a giveaway it seems like Christmas when it arrives!
    thanks for all you do

  56. Karen says:

    Would love to win!

  57. Kaye M. says:

    I love the Tokyo Rococo fabrics! The aqua and grey big print is gorgeous! They are so new and fresh looking. I think my fabric stash needs a tune-up!

  58. Janet B says:

    Thanks for an information-filled blog. I love the applique book. Lots of good projects inside. The Tokyo Rocco fabric is amazing and I nabbed the pattern. It has potential for a lot of quilts using diffeent fabrics.

  59. Leo says:

    Hard to decide what would be the best win, all of it sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

  60. Linda says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, that fabric looks delish! (The books are no slouch either!)

  61. Donna Amos says:

    The fabrics in the Tokyo Rococo line are just beautiful. The book on vintage pieces really sparks my interest. Thanks for a chance at the great give-a-way and the links to the free pattern and Carol’s blog.

  62. Kathi Miller says:

    The vintage textiles book piques my interest. I have some lovely hand-embroidered pieces that I’d love to display.

    Pick me, pick me, pick me….

  63. Cathy says:

    What a fun book. I love applique. And the fabrics are to die for. I would love to win some. Thanks for sharing the link for a free pattern. Hugs

  64. Diana Allen says:

    Loving the look of the new fabrics, thanks for the great give away

  65. Kathleen says:

    Very ooh-la-la.

  66. Lori Morton says:

    Oh my goodness!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE the Beautiful, Beautiful Fabrics!! Colors are soooo Awesome!! Drooling here! LOL!

    Thanks so very much, for chance to win your Drawing! :)

  67. Sandra Timmons says:

    It would be my dream come true to even think I could win a book by Mary Kerr. I have already printed out the pattern for Tokyo Rococo so those fat quarter bundles would come in handy. Even to win the book on applique would surely give you lots of ideas. Thank you for the chance to win such awesome prizes.

    Sandi Timmons

  68. Danielle says:

    Oh my gosh, the fabric is stunning

  69. Fiberquilt says:

    Lovely fabric, YUM YUM

  70. Dona K. says:

    Will have to look for the Quilted Memories book. We have a collection of handerchiefs and crocheted items in our family. Would love to use them.

  71. Ava Wright says:

    The fabric is great!!! Would be nice to have ideas to do something with all my old
    family items

  72. What pretty fabric!! kudos to you for such great giveaways.

  73. Donna Keating says:

    Wonderful books and fabric.

  74. Dee Johnson says:

    I just want to go down the row of bolts of fabric fondling – lovely fabric line – love applique.

  75. Leanne says:

    I love the fabric, and the applique book looks inspiring. I don’t have any vintage fabrics lying around, but I’m sure I could find some somewhere if I win!

  76. Helen says:

    I’m always on the lookout for vintage items while looking/shopping at garage sales, antique stores, estate sales, etc. Would love to win the fabric and will definitely have to purchase the book for ideas.

  77. Jennifer says:

    I would love ideas on how to use all these wonderful linens I’ve collected from antique stores and garage sales! Thanks for the chance!

  78. Jean says:

    Thank you for this great opportunity! The giveaways are all wonderful, but I’d especially love to make something with that scrumptious fabric!

  79. Kim says:

    Just look at that yummy new fabric……..makes my mouth water!
    Thanks for the chance to win :0)

    Happy Sewing

  80. Karen Stuhlfeier says:

    Great items! Very inspiring.

  81. Sheryl Andrews says:

    The serenity of the blues and browns in theTokyo Rococo fabric line is indeed restful, but the reds and yellows and purples warm the heart. Much could–and should be done with these fabrics.

  82. Rhonda H. says:

    Lovely fabrics; thanks for chance to enter

  83. Barb says:

    It would be wonderful to have ideas for using all the non-quilt textiles I’ve accumulated from family and friends. Mary’s book would be so inspirational for me. Thanks.

  84. Jackie says:

    Ooh, that applique book looks fun and who doesn’t love a chance for new fabric!

  85. Cathy Blaukat says:

    They both are great, would love to win! Too cute! oh………the possibilities! :)

  86. susan says:

    Love the Tokyo Rococo fabrics !!

  87. Hueisei says:

    The fabrics color so pretty. Thanks for the chance.

  88. Rose Luce says:

    I have been trying to get several UFO projects finished but all the new fabrics are so pretty and I can’t wait to get them

  89. Beautiful fabric line! This is a great giveaway. Thank you!

  90. Patti says:

    The fabrics are beautiful and I love the floral applique on the book cover. I would enjoy winning any one of the gifts. Thanks for a chance.

  91. Nancy Anderson says:

    The Tokyo Rococo fabrics look stunning! Thanks for the chance to win.

  92. JuliaP says:

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed (and toes!) that I win the Mary Kerr book. I have some of my Grandmother’s old linens and would love to make something out of them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Hannele says:

    It would be wonderful to win one of these!

  94. Cathy says:

    The vintage textiles book looks interesting. I’ve been searching for a way to display my great-grandmother’s handkerchiefs.

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