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. Dnna C says:

    Nice variety of techniques! I would love to win these books and try new ideas!

  2. Terri van Gulik says:

    I love looking at quilts. And, I love books. Combining the two would be great.

  3. Evelyn B says:

    What wonderful books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Lisa says:

    Each and every book is lovely and to be given the chance to win any is wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Anne C. says:

    Wonderful giveaway! One can never enough quilting books (or fabric!). Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. ANNA P. MATTISON says:

    i would love to win any of these books. i live about an hour away from any large quilt shop and do not get there very often. the books sound interesting and i need some variation in my quilting so any of these would be welcome. thank you.

  7. Christi says:

    “A Day at Sunnybrook” really grabbed my attention! I would have so much fun making the projects that they would have made in the 1800′s! And I am trying to learn more about embellishing, and “Beading Artistry” is one I need in my library as well!

  8. Peggy says:

    This is a perfect selection of books for a quilting library. Starting with primitive style, moving through solid colors and then different ways to embellish quilts. Wow, sometimes I forget that there is more than just piecing. This would be the perfect reminder for me. Thanks for the chance.

  9. Kathryn Knox says:

    Love these books …mainly appliqued one and also Springtime in the Rockies.All books are good choices. Thanks for the chance.


  10. Darlene Krystal says:

    Those are awesome books….freeform patchwork looks interesting…but so does Quiltmaker patch pals…and volumes 2 and 3…

  11. Joy says:

    Thank you the giveaways..Gla who enter…God Bless!

  12. Lea J. says:

    Wow! These books look great. I’d be unfettered in learning to make beautiful, yet interesting quilts using only solids. The Rockies, and beading and hand applique really get me exited to read them too…as if I don’t already have too many projects started..ha ha ha, NEVER! :)

  13. Gale Childers says:

    Beading Artistry for Quilts and We Love Color are two books that really caught my eye. I use a lot of solid color when designing my quilt tops. Adding beading would let me bring my jewelry design training to bear as well.

  14. Antonia Puig Forcada says:

    Los libros me parecen perfectos, y las versiones digitales tambien

  15. Antonia Puig Forcada says:

    Los libros me parecen geniales pero las copias digitales tambien serian perfectas.

  16. Belinda says:

    Good luck everyone

  17. Shirley Goforth says:

    I believe that you can never have enough quilt books. I don’t have any of the books listed and would certainly love to have them. I love needle turn applique and like to make the primitive style quilts. I also love color in my quilts.I have never done the beadwork on my quilts but have seen some beautiful quilts with beads added. I look forward to receiving my QuiltMaker magazines. Love it!

  18. The books look great. I’m a book-aholic when it comes to quil “Free Form Patch work” one. I will keep an eye out for it.

  19. Carla Bower says:

    What a wonderful group of books! I may need to purchase a couple if I do not win.

  20. Maryln Fleming says:

    Those books look very interesting. Would love to add them to my collection.

  21. Jean Halloran says:

    I always like to look at new pattern or reference books. However, I am not a lucky person but always give it a shot anyway.

  22. Jean Halloran says:

    Always like new or different reference/pattern books. However, I am not very lucky but I keep trying.

  23. Linda Halcomb says:

    Pick me! This is my birthday month and I just loove quilt books!

  24. Debra Gibbs says:

    Love some new quilt books!

  25. Donna Cadwell says:

    I love quilt books and would love more.

  26. Tami Chaulk says:

    I would love to win a quilting book!

  27. Karen Fellows says:

    Would love some new quilt books to inspire me.

  28. Becky Collis says:

    I don’t own a single quilt book! I’m sure that I should however!

  29. Pamela Krieg says:

    I love to read and would LOVE to win! :)

  30. Frances Graff says:

    What an awesome surprise it would be to win new books! Thank you for having a give away.

  31. Sally says:

    “Free-form Patchwork Techniques” is the book for me. Love the idea of making a quilt that will challenge the “quilt police” by creating a quilt without having to follow the rules.

  32. Karen says:

    Thanks !! I have my fingers crossed !!

  33. Diana says:

    I love to browse new quilt books and get ideas. Thanks!

  34. Pam Biswas says:

    Thank you so much for the give away. These books look fantastic, especially Free Form Patchwork Techniques

  35. Linda Sargent says:

    Love the Rocky Mountains and everything about them. Love having books to get new ideas!

  36. Penny says:

    I would love to win any one of these books! Thank you for the opportunity.

  37. Chris Donaldson says:

    Would love to win any of these books. They are all great!

  38. Mary Stephens says:

    Spring Time in the Rockies sounds like the kind of quilts I love to make for gifts, all of the books would teach me something I would be able to use I’m sure.

  39. Julie A.B. says:

    Beading Artistry For Quilts & Free-Form Patchwork Techniques would be fun to win! Thank-you for this fun giveaway!

  40. Jennifer Svensson Tovrea says:

    As a teacher of middle school children, I sometimes need to unwind, and the best way is by trying new creations. It brightens my spirit, and gives me the energy to help my students–so, thank goodness for quilting, or I’d be a grumpy at my job!

  41. Kelly Cline says:

    Great books!!!

  42. Anna Marie Houck says:

    I would love to win a couple of new books! I’m ready for some new patterns and projects!

  43. Brenda Charron says:

    I’d love to win some books since I’m very new to quilting!!

  44. Tami Chaulk says:

    Oh! I would love to win some books. I’m retired and on a limited budget, but I love quilting! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Vivian hay says:

    Wonderful books. I would like to have any one of these books

  46. Suzanne Blair says:

    Would love to add to my ‘library’, it’s so helpful to have tips and ideas to go back to over and over again!

  47. Lori Harrington says:

    What great books!!! As a new quilter I love any and all books that will help me to better my quilting skills!

  48. Colleen Gorecki says:

    What great books. Springtime in the Rockies and Free-form patchwork look like lots of fun. Thanks for the chance to win them :-)

  49. Sandy Tracy says:

    Collecting quilt books is one of my favorite pasttimes. Landauer’s are always among the best. Thanks for your work!

  50. Sandy Tracy says:

    Collecting quilt books is one of my favorite pasttimes. The ones from Landauer are always first choice.

  51. Connie Donaldson says:

    Love the books !

  52. Jennie basel says:

    Where do I begin. So many ideas, I love to hand appliqué and beading has always been in the back of my mind! Free form sounds mighty interesting. So many possibilities! Let the fun begin! Have a great day!

  53. Laurel says:

    What a great opportunity! Those are all fantastic books and I’d be happy to win any of them! Thanks!

  54. Linda Lee says:

    Beautiful books are a great boost to creativity!

  55. Darlene Crosby says:

    Wow! I would love to win any of these books! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  56. Becca Putans says:

    The free-form and color books look lovely and vibrant!

  57. Ronna says:

    Lovely..all of them. =)

  58. Chriss says:

    I love color and free form. That means free form color blocks rule in my world. Would love to add the knowledge contained in these references to my own brain!!!

  59. Margaret Schindler says:

    I love the fact your are giving away such wonderful books. Hope I am on the winning side. I love to do projects from books.

  60. Cheryl McLaughlin says:

    love you for giving giveaways!

  61. Nancy Hatch says:

    Quilting is my therapy and finding a new quilt to learn by always makes me smile. Heres to a log therapy session!

  62. Tracy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a great Quilting book! Love all of the new ideas! Happy Quilting!

  63. Diane Antle says:

    I just love new books! So many new ideas and new methods! would love to win any of these books!

  64. Yay Give away!! New to quilting and sewing, would love any tools to help me learn :)

  65. Sewing Sue says:

    My second addiction, right after fabric… or maybe it’s before, or after yarn?? LOL! They look like they want to come to my house!

  66. Sheryl P Bordelon says:

    Wow! Books I don’t have, LOL! I would love to have the Beading Artistry or We Love Color! Actually, I love them all :)

  67. Jan Kinshella says:

    Wow, what a wonderful selection of books. I just want to open the cover and see the designs. Hopefully I will get too.

  68. Carmen says:

    They all look like wonderful books!

  69. Deb says:

    I would love any of them.

  70. Diana M says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! All of the books look so interesting!

  71. Barb in MI says:

    Wow, the book “Freeform Patchwork Techniques” looks fabulous! Thanks for this generous give away!

  72. cindy fellabaum says:

    thank you for the chance to win one of these wonderful cheerful quilt books. the We Love Color is special, have never made a solid color quilt before. sounds like a good time to make one.

  73. Linda says:

    What amazing books! Thanks for the chance to win.

  74. Lisa says:

    Thanks for such a great offer. I love looking at all the different options available out there.

  75. Lisa says:

    One can never have too many books. Springtime in the Rockies looks right up my alley. Thanks for such a great offer!

  76. Claudia says:

    Beads and Freeform….oh, lovely.

  77. kaholly says:

    What fun books!! It would be difficult to choose! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  78. Lisa says:

    This is a great giveaway. I’m a beginner quilter and any help and advice is always greatly appreciated :) .

  79. Barb Johnson says:

    I see that a couple of the books are featuring solid fabrics. When I started quilting in earnest about 10 years ago, I was told and read many places that one should NEVER use solids in a quilt. The prevailing wisdom at the time was that tone on tone prints give a quilt ‘movement’ that solids couldn’t. So it amuses me that now solids are in vogue in the quilt world. It just tells me that “never” is a word that should “never” be used, LOL!

  80. Peg says:

    As a retired librarian, anything that feeds my “quilt bookaholism” is great! I read them like some people read cookbooks.

  81. Robin Mundell says:

    I would love Springtime in the Rockies as they are my “stomping ground” and a place to get so much inspiration. I think the Free Form book would be a great way to kick the traces so to speak and just let the creativity flow. Thank you.

  82. Linda Pyke says:

    They all look interesting. Always looking for something new to do! It’s great to have a chance to win a book. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  83. Jane says:

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!! Live in the Rockies and find Quiltmaker block a great resource.

  84. Carol W says:

    The beading and color books look especially interesting!

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  86. Maureen Flax says:

    I love books, they really help me choose colors that go together when I am starting a new quilt.
    All of these books would be wonderful to have in my collection.
    Thank you.

  87. ELIZAJANE says:

    I would love to win a digital copy of 1oo blocks QM. I only have the 1st and last issues. Thanks for the oportunity for a Canadian.

  88. Beth says:

    A couple of these books look really interesting. Would love to be a winner. If not
    will have to visit the bookstore!

  89. Desty says:

    I rarely use a quilt pattern twice. Any of these books will give me a variety of patterns to use with my fabric stash.

  90. Karrie Smith says:

    I love books! Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. Lynn Merrow says:

    These books look like they would all be of great help to someone new to quilting like me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  92. Pat D says:

    These books would be great to use with some of my new fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. Ellen Kuber says:

    Would love Springtime in the Rockies as my son, daughterinlaw and grandkids live in Berthoud – in the front range ! Would love to make a quilt for them that reflects their home!

  94. Tami Chaulk says:

    What fabulous new books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  95. Valerie A. Clark says:

    Can’t have too many books. Thanks for the give-away.

  96. Kris B says:

    What fun new books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. Tammy says:

    What fabulous new books out. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  98. Helen says:

    Quilt books are such a good source of inspiration!

  99. Bonnie Thiem says:

    I’ve never won anything and would love to win a book.

  100. Jeanann M. says:

    Thank you for the book reviews and the opportunity to win. I’d be overjoyed to win any ONE, let alone two!

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