Book Reviews and Giveaway

Happy Monday! Let’s have a giveaway. I have some great books here from four different publishers. Leave a comment below before midnight Friday, August 23 and I’ll choose three winners to receive two books each. (Open to everyone but winners outside the U.S. will receive an alternate prize, see below.)

Kansas City Star Quilts

Springtime in the Rockies features nine Rocky Mountain-region quilt designers with fun quilts in a variety of sizes and styles. Learn new techniques, too. Several designers have been in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

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A Day at Sunny Brook by Maggie Bonanomi is for anyone who loves primitive style. This is a little tale about three sisters living in rural Lafayette County in the mid 1800s. Inspired by the rich colors of a vintage quilt, an 1899 book of advice, and a favorite doll, Maggie brings you the world of Sunny Brook School for Girls. Explore and make the necessary items for every part of their lives: classroom study, sewing, exercise, rest, finer skills and sleep.

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C&T Publishing/Stash Books

Beading Artistry for Quilts by Thom Atkins shows how basic stitches and embellishments add texture and drama to your quilts. This is a comprehensive guide to bead selection and the proper tools, plus a bonus tutorial on how to created a beaded bezel. If you’ve been curious about beading on your quilts, start here.

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• In We Love Color, 16 iconic quilt designers join with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to share a gorgeous variety of quilts made with vibrant Kona Cotton Solids. See how much fun it is to sew with solids, no matter what your level of quilting skill. Get outside your print-filled comfort zone and play a little.

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Lark Crafts

Hand-Appliqued Quilts by Tonye Belinda Phillips is filled with applique projects perfect for any beginner. Simple shapes in vibrant colors and a freeform, folk art style will inspire you to applique at last.

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• Author Tina Mast’s Free-Form Patchwork Techniques sets you free to improvise as you create. Cut without a ruler and quickly enjoy success on any of 19 projects—they’re small, quickly made and perfect for gifts. Get rid of the rules you’ve know and embrace free-form, and life will never be the same.

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Leave a comment here before midnight Friday, August 23 and I’ll choose three U.S. winners to receive two books each. If a winner from outside the U.S. is chosen, an alternate prize of digital copies of two volumes (your choice of which ones) of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks will be substituted.

Three winners have been chosen and notified: Cheryl, Connie and Beatrice. Congratulations! Your books are on their way.

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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347 Responses to Book Reviews and Giveaway

  1. Cher says:

    I’m getting ready to retire and REALLY have time to explore my creative quilt ideas. New techniques, new inspiration – bring it on!!!

  2. LaVera Crownover says:

    What a wonderful opportunity to – hopefully – win books to challenge my thinking about quilts to make. I can still remember Gene Autry singing “Spring Time in the Rockies” and later seeing the majestic scenes in that area of the country. Thanks for giving all of us this chance to win.

  3. Laura G. says:

    Great selection of books. I own the “We Love Color” book. I’m inspired by it. “Free-Form Patchwork Techniques” sounds like a great book. I need some quick projects to keep me motivated.

  4. donna says:

    Love the Rockies!

  5. Susan L. says:

    I live in Colorado, so the Springtime in the Rockies book looks awesome.

    Susan L.,

  6. Myra M says:

    Oh boy!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE books! I would go crazy wild if I could win 2 books! Thanks so much for the offer!

  7. Kim M says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win a couple of books!

  8. Linda Erickson says:

    Looks like a great bunch of books!

  9. Phyllis M. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win these books.

  10. Allison Evrard says:

    I love quilt books! Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Connie G says:

    Yea! Thanks for the chance to win books to inspire me!!

  12. Pam Winterrowd says:

    QUILTY PLEASURES….what a catchy name. LOVE LOVE LOVE looking at new quilt patterns and getting step-by-step instructions on how to quilt correctly and most efficiently.

  13. Darlene Barlow says:

    wonderful books can not wait to receive the first couple!!! Thank you for this awesome chance

  14. sandy anderson says:

    I love to hand quilt it’s very calming and there is so much love put into the quilt with your own spin on them . I love to have a book on o hand applique or free-form patch work. Thank you for reading my comment and giving everyone a chance to win these books

  15. Rhonda Casey says:

    When it’s Spring Time in the Rockies, I’ll be spending the day at Sunny Brook! Oh how I wish!

  16. brenda seaman says:

    Would love to win some new books,having a brain freeze,need new ideas!!!

  17. judy gasseling says:

    Great selection of books. I love quilting books.

  18. judy gasseling says:

    What a wonderful group of books, I want to explore them all.

  19. Judy says:

    Any of these book would be great to add to my library of quilting books.

  20. Carole Hoffman says:

    Always something new to learn, to keep our minds young (even as our fingers age…)

  21. Elizabeth dent says:

    Ohhh I love to read and sew beautiful quilts . Would love to win these books . Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Patricia Cogley says:

    Love quilt books!!!!Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Doreen Kennedy says:

    Everyone needs more quilting books! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  24. Susan Alford says:

    The books sound interesting. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  25. roxi bentzel says:

    how great that u share your books …. I have been passing some of mine along to my daughter-in-law who has decided to embark on learning to quilt … why, I even gave her my Horizon so she is upgraded and ready to roll … yes, I purchased the newest version of the horizon .. quilting rocks !!

  26. Ann B says:

    I would enjoy any one of these books. Thank you for providing the books.

  27. Eleitha Addison says:

    love to have more books for more inspiration and ideas !!

  28. Eleitha Addison says:

    Having books is like having stash you can never have enough!!!! Would love to win more books !

  29. Mary Jo says:

    Looks like some fabulous books to dig into!

  30. Kelley Bennett says:

    Would love to win!

  31. Lori Raymond says:

    Thanks for the giveaways, I would love these books!!

  32. Carolyn Brown says:

    Always love getting quilting magazines and books. Hope I can be a winner.

  33. Shirley Wrlls says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win!!

  34. Donna Shannon says:

    One can never have too many quilt books.

  35. Irene Chandler says:

    Always looking for new inspiration!

  36. Irene Chandler says:

    Always looking for new ideas to inspire me!

  37. Rosemary Kukec says:

    I would love to have any of these books. Quilt books are so inspiring and fun to read and learn from.

  38. carol says:

    I don’t know which one I want more, they all look great

  39. Sandy Diehl says:

    I would love to be able to read through these books and try new crafts!

  40. Patricia S says:

    I see a lot of creative fun for the winners!

  41. Dea says:

    Ohhhh wow, that are awsome books by the look of it!
    But I esp. appreciate that you are giving ‘us, girls overseas LOL’ a chance to win too. Thank you!
    Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed, because I would love to browns through ‘Quiltmaker 100 blocks ‘ :-)
    Dutch greetings,

  42. Sheila Fernkopf says:

    Wow! You sure have some great books to give away. I would love to win. :)

  43. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Oh what fun books! One can never have too many, if you ask me. :P Thanks for sharing!

  44. Cathryn H says:

    Books on quilting are always good! Springtime in the Rockies looks like it would be a “must have” and the other would be great too. Need to learn to use up some of my stash.

  45. Barb S. says:

    Springtime in the Rockies and Beading Artistry look like awesome books and would be wonderful to win…Thanks!

  46. Kelly Sasman says:

    The Free Form Patchwork Techniques and We Love Color books really interest me. One can always learn and enjoy new techniques!

  47. Janet T says:

    Always love the chance to win something!

  48. Felicia Condry says:

    Any of these books would be helpful and an awesome gift for a friend I know would appreciate it!

  49. Amber Talbert says:

    The Hand Appliqued one looks amazing! I have been doing a lot of that lately and loving it!

  50. Nancyanne says:

    wow they all look great, hard to choose between them

  51. Nancyanne says:

    Hard to choose between them, they all look great!

  52. Judy says:

    Looks like the freeform patchwork book would be fun to explore. I need a fresh idea for a new project. Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Darlene Crosby says:

    Wow! I am pretty new to quilting, under a year, and would love to win these books!

  54. Dottie says:

    I recently retired and have been pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy quilting again. I am still a beginner but am starting to stretch my abilities by taking on more difficult patterns and learning to free motion quilt. Thanks for all the great information in your magazines and website,

  55. Darlene Crosby says:

    Wow! I am pretty new to quilting, under a year, and would love to win these books! Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win.

  56. WyoDi says:

    Having been born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, and the fact that a photo of a yellow Indian Paintbrush is featured, I would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  57. Donna Beach says:

    I would love to win two quilting books. I have retired and my last quilt was started 14 years ago. I can’t wait to finish it and get back to quilting. I am sure there are some improvements and new techniques that I can learn from these books. I just ordered the Quiltmaker’s Mag and am very excited to get my first issue. Thank you for considering me.

  58. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    What a nice giveaway – books are always great!

  59. Deb Martens says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win. My favorite choices would be Free-form Patchwork Techniques and We Love Color.

  60. Teri powers says:

    The books look great. Thanks for the chance to win

  61. Teri powers says:

    All of the books look great. Thanks for the chance to win,

  62. Linda Becker says:

    I have saved our magazine since the early ’90s. Don’t know quite what I’m going to do with them except go through them periodically and loving the patterns and use some also. Keep up the great work!!

  63. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    Nice books..Thank you for sharing… I would love the Free Form Patchwork one.. Trying to learn that on my own.

  64. Gloria P. says:

    The books all look wonderful! Would love to try Beading and free-form.

  65. Barb Schreiber says:

    Of all the books and magazines I have, I find that I use Quiltmaker designs the most.

  66. Cathy Remus says:

    Oooh! I hope I win “Freeform Patchwork Techniques” by Tina Mast and “We Love Color”! I absolutely love the color and freedom!

  67. Laura Markus says:

    Wow! A chance to win books about my 2 favorites. Hand applique & beading. What a great way to start the week. Thanks for the opportunity. :-)

  68. Marie says:

    I love books!

  69. Patricia Hersl says:

    Reading is fun! They said so.

  70. Patty Swatzell says:

    I love all of the books but really like “Beading Artistry for Quilts”. I would like to add more zing to my quilts!

  71. Margie Wells says:

    They all look fun! I love quilting books. My new hobby is beading and my future plans include a crazy quilt. Beading and quilts looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance!

  72. tiffany winchester says:

    That applique book looks great, of course any of them would be a wonderful surprise. Thanks for the chance to win these =)

  73. cathy case says:

    Great books! I would love to have the day at Sunny Brook. But they all look interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  74. Linda Fleming says:

    What a great selection of books!
    Tina Mast’s book is just wonderful. I borrowed it from the local library so it would be #1 on my list!

  75. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I love quilting & craft books. Thanks.

  76. Donna Amos says:

    It is always fun to enter your Quilty Giveaways. I love all types of quilting books. The Beading Artistry and the Kona We Love Color both really caught my eye. Thanks for the chance.

  77. Linda Webster says:

    A very nice selection of books. I’d be happy to win any one of them.

  78. Becky Ball says:

    Interesting books!!

  79. Becky Ball says:

    Interesting books!

  80. Sandra Timmons says:

    We all want to win new fabric for our stash, so why not a new craft book? Sounds good to me. All good quilting books and I would be so honored to win. Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  81. Denise W says:

    Wow…that is choice overload. Each of them would make me stretch to learn new things or improve on my technique. The beading artistry would be great. Thank you for sharing.

  82. Emily C says:

    There is nothing better than a new craft book!

  83. Charlotta Norby says:

    Great books! I don’t see a single one which I wouldn’t love to have. Thanks.

  84. would love to win one about quilting thanks

  85. Karlene says:

    They all look like great books and it’s always fun to learn something new. Thanks for the chance to win.

  86. Rachell R says:

    Ooh fun! Springtime in the Rockies would be fun, because one of the quilts in the book is designed by Konda Luckau, who lives in the same town as me!

  87. Denise/Folsom,Calif. says:

    Springtime in the Rockies looks very interesting …thanks for a chance to win some fun books!

  88. Linda S says:

    We Love Color, looks interesting. I have been playing with the idea of making a quilt using just solids. Thanks for the chance.

  89. E. Engman says:

    They all look interesting, but I seem to be drawn to the “freeform” and “folk style” types of books. I’ll have to look for them in my local libraries or on Amazon.

  90. tammy k. says:

    thanks for the chance to win.

  91. Michele says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a new book or two. They look great!

  92. Karen W. says:

    I’d love to win. There is so much creativity in these books!

  93. Jennifer says:

    Ooo! These look like they’d get the creative juices flowing! Thanks for the chance. :-)

  94. jean says:

    These look very nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

  95. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I just made more room on my book shelf would love to win a new book.!

  96. Diane says:

    There are so many cool new books coming out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. Anita says:

    Quilty books are just fantastic, I can not get enough of them!

  98. Heidi says:

    I always love the extra inspiration I get after looking through quilty books… would love a few more to thumb through!

  99. Mary W says:

    What a combination of books! I don’t know which I would pick! “Springtime in the Rockies” is closest to my “style” of quiltmaking.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Bev C says:


    One can always do with some new and interesting books.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    Happy days.

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