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 Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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347 Responses to Book Reviews and Giveaway

  1. Erin Haugh says:

    Not sure my previous post went through!

  2. Erin Haugh says:

    I love everything about quilting (have been “practicing” for almost 30 years!), and always love to learn whatever is the newest, latest, greatest! Thanks for the chance!

  3. valerie linn says:

    Thank you for this chance to win books I would love to have. Springtime in the Rockies makes me feel like l’m back in Colorado. Plus useful new information since I’m a beginner quilter. Hand Appliqued Quilts will teach me a technique I really want to do correctly.ermse

  4. nanaj says:

    I can’t tell if my comment was posted…We love color and Free form blocks are my favorites!

  5. nanaj says:

    We love color and free form patchwork are my choices!

  6. Lynn says:

    I have been quilting for years but have yet to develop the ability to select colors or make a pattern for myself. Friday Freebies is great for me! I also extensively use books and magazines for not just the color inspirations but for the patterns. I would love to have any of these great books. Have a great week.

  7. Roberta Kennedy says:

    What a collection of inspirations!! I’d cherish any of these great books! Thanks for the opportunity to view and (maybe) win these!

  8. Julie T. says:

    A Day At Sunnybrook and Hand-Appliqued Quilts. Nice to see Toyne has a new book out!

  9. Gail Jonas says:

    I have always been a traditional quilter, but have recently become interested in free form quilts using solids. I like to make traditional blocks using new ways of cutting and sewing. A new book would be very exciting.

    Gail Jonas

  10. Anna Smit, my address: Hoofdweg 230, 9678 PV Westerlee in the Netherlands says:

    These two books: A Day at Sunny Brook and Free-Form Patchwork Techniques attract me most. The first one because I like to read stories about old times. The Free form techniques, because I always like to try-out new challenges! Because I live in the Netherlands, I will not win a book, but any of the 100 Blocks volumes are very welcome! (except nr 1. which magazine I have). Very kind to open this give-away for people abroad! love, Anna

  11. Anna Smit, my address: Hoofdweg 230, 9678 PV Westerlee in the Netherlands says:

    A Day at Sunny Brook and the Free-Form Patchwork Techniques do attract me most.
    The first one of course for reading a fine story, and the Free form techniques to push me to try something new. Bur, as I live in the Netherlands, so outside the US, I would choose any volume of Quiltmakers 100 blocks, but not nr 1. (I have that one already).
    Very nice of you to open this give away to people abroad!!
    best wishes, Anna

  12. Alison says:

    Enter me please. Can always use a new book to read.

  13. Donna Crosby says:

    I love to receive anything free and especially like to download quilt patterns with instructions, as I suppose that most quilters do.

  14. Tammy Hempel says:

    Wow! These books look great. I would love to have any of them. Count me in on the giveaway.

  15. Erin says:

    All the books sound great!

  16. Norma Weeks says:

    Any one or two or all of these books would be treasured, but I would dearly love to learn more about Beading on quilts, and FreeForm Patchwork techniques. These are two of my favorite occupations.

  17. Norma Weeks says:

    Two of my favorite topics – Freeform Patchwork techniques are what I do dearly need, and Beading of all kinds, but especially on clothes, wallhangings and quilts is my constant favorite occupation. Would love to win.

  18. Barbara says:

    I am still a new quilter and I need all the help I can get. The books will be a teaching aid, and full of good information.

  19. Cheryl Leabo says:

    A Day At Sunny Brook would be perfect for making my daughter some things!

  20. EveVanna M Hedrich says:

    I love quilting & reading to combine the two would be great. Learn something new every time

  21. Darla Zimmer says:

    Love new books, new ideas.

  22. Sandra Bradley says:

    I would love to get the Beading book as my grandmother use to bead moccasins in the 1920-1930 and I still have her beads and I would love to learn how to embellish my quilts. I would also like be interested in the Springtime in the Rockies as I make quite a few lap quilts for my 92 year old mother in wheelchair and the Cancer center. What I have left over for scraps I use for doll quilts for my granddaughter for her dolls. I let my mother choose the patterns for her quilts and the colors she likes. She loves to go thru all the magazines and books that come in. All the books look interesting she would love to look at them.

  23. Janey Cook says:

    Always love the inspiration that comes from new books. I would like to try the hand applique and go for a few designs from “Springtime in the Rockies” since we live so very close to the high mountains, the fresh air and clean water.

  24. Donna Hanneman says:

    I never know what book, article, or item will help to motivate me to finish a project or begin a new one! Thanks for the opportunity to be inspired by these books!

  25. Cheryl says:

    I love to quilt and more book would be an awesome thing!!! Thanks for a chance!!

  26. Lori in South Dakota says:

    They all look interesting. We love color–Kona solids–that piqued my interest.

  27. Janey Cook says:

    Since our seven sons have grown up and left home, we have a considerable amount of time on our hands during the cool evenings on the west side of the Rockies. Love the mountains, the fresh air and the quilting time.

  28. beverly says:

    I really want to learn free form quilting.

  29. Glenola Maxwell says:

    The books look great. Would love to add some to my reference collection!! Someday, I hope to make time to make all my favorites! Working on three quilts at the moment!!

  30. Cheryl Gunderson says:

    I get much of my inspiration from my quilting books, and would be lost without them. This assortment offers something for everyone. Thanks for a chance to win.

  31. Margaret Southern says:

    What beautiful books! They all look so interesting and exciting! I am a self-taught quilter who gets all her inspirations from books! Yum! I am always experimenting and dreaming quilts! Who doesn’t love a quilt? I have not yet run out of family, friends, or charities who need or want a quilt! Good luck to each and every one of you. May these books fill you with love, inspirations, and beautiful dreams.

  32. Kay Mc says:

    Thanks for showing these new books. I always like a good novel & a new quilt book. I especially am anxious to look through the Hand Appliqued Quilts book.

  33. M. H. Dujohn says:

    Love looking through quilting books and magazines for ideas – can’t make myself follow a pattern – so much fun to see what happens when I get started on a new quilt that is a combination of several different ideas. We Love Color and Freeform Patchwork Techniques look like they would fit my style very well.

  34. Sharon H of Tenn says:

    I love, love Quiltmaker magazine. Thank you so much for a chance to win some wonderful and usefur books. My first choice would be We love color ,second choice would be Freeform Patchwork Techniques , and so on I would love to get any one of them.

    Again thank you

  35. Karen McManus says:

    I always love new books with new and innovative ideas that allow me to grow in my craft and art. Thank you for this opportunity to win these books.

  36. Karen McManus says:

    I always love new books with new and innovative ideas by various artists. Thank you for this opportunity to win books and grow in out craft and art.

  37. Would LOVE to win any of these books!!! Thanks for the great chance to do so. They all have great quilts in them.Good luck to all.

  38. Karen McManus says:

    I always love new books because of the new and innovative ideas and techniques presented by various artists. Thank you for offering this opportunity to win books and grow in our craft and art.

  39. Lana Dougherty says:

    I’ve been a subscriber to Quiltmaker magazine almost from the very start and love each issue. The designs are wonderful, well-written, and come in all skill levels. I’ve donated other older magazines but these I keep. All these books look interesting but the beading one is especially one I’d love to get. Thanks!

  40. Marie Miller says:

    Have always been a sewer, just started quilting 7 years ago. Once I tried was hooked. Am a book nut and would enjoy each and every one of these but one would be a delight and very welcome in my sewing room. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these great books. Marie

  41. Chris says:

    I would love to win any of these books. Someone will be very happy.

  42. Steph says:

    Please enter me in the drawing.
    I think you are right — you must have one of the best jobs in the world!!

  43. Susan Stanton says:

    What a great variety of books! They all look so interesting. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  44. Susan Redstreake Geary says:

    I’ve been a quilter since 1979, and I still refer to the original 100 block patterns whenever I start designing a new one. I love combining simple blocks into complicated designs. My husband just retired, and quilting is my sanity! Help! Any of these wonderful books would be welcome. Thanks!

  45. Judy Kooi says:

    Love books! As long as I get one new idea from each book, I’m happy. Winning a book would be a bonus.

  46. Sherry says:

    I love all these books especially Free Form Patchwork Techniques

  47. Susan Redstreake Geary says:

    I love the “100 Blocks” books! I’ve been a quilter since 1979, and still go back and refer to the original block designs whenever I start a new quilt. There’s just so much you can do with a simple block. I love mixing them up in complicated layouts. Any book would be welcome. My husband just retired and quilting is my sanity! Thanks.

  48. Janet says:

    Any of the books shown above would be a welcome addition to any quilter’s library. I am a book person and have found that books, like classes, usually have at least one new thing I don’t know that is something I use from then on.

  49. Karen Carroll says:

    I love anything to do with quilts! I can’t wait to retire so that I have more time to combine fabrics. since I just got back from the West, I’d really like to try the “Springtime in the Rockies” ideas! I love this news letter! Keep up the good work!

  50. Linda Sterle says:

    Thank you for a chance to win some great books. All books shown would be a great addition to anyone’s library! Thank you again, Linda

  51. judy p. says:

    i would tryly love to have any books. i like free motion quilting ive have practice but still need lots of help

  52. Marie Chat says:

    It’s fun to explore new books with ideas which may be new to me. Thanks for this opportunity to open my eyes even more in the world of quilting!

  53. Elaine Rohloff says:

    I so love Quiltmaker Magazine and would love to win the Springtime In The Rockies, this would probably be the closest I would get to them. I would also be happy with any one the books. Keep up the good work.

  54. Shirley says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these fantastic books. So many options to use our creativity.

  55. Diane Wright says:

    Springtime in the Rockies looks very interesting. I think some of the patterns might be really nice for my guys.

  56. gwyn bernhardt says:

    I would love to win these books for my mom…Bea Goodman. She is the greatest quilter. She puts her heart and soul into all that she does. She lost her best friend and sister to cancer a few years ago. And before that she lost her youngest sister. She has battled illnesses and breast cancer without A complaint. Now she has much joy in her life from her grand and great grandkids. She lives in a small community and spends her time quilting and reading and taking care of her dog ( she just recently lost her other dog). Though her life has been filled with sadness lately she always looks on the bright side. I would love for her to win.

  57. Liisa says:

    Nice variety of skills in these books. The beading book sounds interesting. I could use up some of the beads my daughter has left here for storage. She works alot and has no time for beads right now. Knitting iz more portable for her.

  58. mary benson says:

    I would just love to win one of these books I love quiltmaker projects

  59. Linda says:

    Love the interesting varieties represented in the books. I think I could expand my abilities with any one of them.

  60. melva nolan says:

    Any of these books would be a great addition to my collection of quilt books

  61. Nancy M says:

    Such interesting titles and it would be fun to have a new skill with a new book or two.

  62. I live way out in the country and quilt and put up food for the year. I would love to get new books to expand my horizons.
    thank-you
    bea

  63. I live way out in the country and quilt and put up foods for the rest of the year. I would love to win books so that I could expand my knowledge of quilting.
    thank-you… bea

  64. Shari K says:

    I would love to win one of your books! Thanks for the chance. And thanks for the free Acorn Autumn wall hanging pattern. I’ll put it on my To Do list.

  65. Dianna says:

    Hi! All the books look interesting and exciting, but I think the two that I might be interested in are Springtime in the Rockies and
    A Day at Sunny Brook. Thank you for the chance to win!

  66. Brenda Sanders says:

    I would love any of these books, but I particularly like the KCS one. I have drooled over several of their books, own a couple, and would love to have one more! Thank you for the chance to win!

  67. Deb says:

    Would luv to win copy of any of these books; sounds awesome

  68. Dawn says:

    What a fabulous giveaway. Would love to win any of the books. Thank you.

  69. Lynda Nunez says:

    I’m always looking for new inspirations and would love to win one of these books. Thanks for offering them.

  70. Vicki Mooren says:

    Great give away! I would love to win any of these books but the 2 that really catch my creative eye are Free Form Patchwork Techniques and Spring Time in the Rockies.

  71. cathy says:

    I am very new to the world of quilting. It is a way for me to connect to the past and future. Thank you for the chance to win one of these books.

  72. Andrea Hadwin says:

    Thank you

  73. Andrea Hadwin says:

    I would love to win any of these books!

  74. Elaine Gates says:

    Freeform patchwork looks like a very interesting book. I attended the Seminar with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson in May and had a great time seeing beyond the average pattern. I think this book would be a lot of fun.

  75. Susie De Soto says:

    I would love to have any of these books. They would be a wonderful addition to my library of dreams.

  76. Vicki Hill says:

    I would enjoy any of the books, they would get me out of my comfort zone. Thanks for the chance.

  77. Wilma Searcy says:

    Great giveaway! I would especially love to win Springtime in the Rockies and Hand-Appliqued Quilts. I enjoy reading quilt books for leisure pleasure.

  78. Laura Taylor says:

    Thanks for the great chance to win such exciting quilting books. I love to explore both the old and the new in quilting and the books all fit the bill!!

  79. Dawn P says:

    Would love to win any of these books, as they would expose me to some quilting ideas that I have not explored previously.

  80. Jennifer F. says:

    You can never have enough books! Even if you don’t use the pattern, it still can give you inspiration!

  81. Marlene Kolz says:

    More quilting books! More quilting books!

  82. Alice says:

    Looking through books and magazines are always a pleasure. The applique book would surely have a new project for me start.

  83. Helen Barnhart says:

    It is always inspiring to get a new quilt book and look at the possibilities …time is the only thing that keeps us from making every one that we admire!

  84. Alice says:

    Looking through books and magazines is always a pleasure. The applique book would surely give me a new project to start.

  85. Linda Dixon says:

    I’m always looking for new ideas to help me create me quilts which are usually scrapey because I buy most of my material at second hand stores or yard sales; as I am unemployed at the moment and every penny counts. Recieving a free book would be right up my alley thrift wise!

  86. Sheryl Miller says:

    I would love to win two digital copies of the 100 blocks patterns. I am always looking for new patterns to try. Thanks for including Canadians and others who do not live in USA.

  87. Pam Blake says:

    New books are always an inspiration! Thanks for this useful offer, I would enjoy any of these great books.

  88. Linda Fairbrother says:

    Great books. I would love to win the Kansas City Star and the beading book.

  89. Cindy J says:

    These all look like great books! Thanks for the opportunity!

  90. Elaine Wienholt says:

    I love getting quilt books for new inspiration and techniques! Thank you for allowing us this chance to win some

  91. Lisa Downing says:

    Books are full of inspiration! These two would definitely inspire me to boost my skills to new heights!

  92. Sharon says:

    Thanks for including Canadians and others abroad, I would love to win two digital copies of the 100 blocks patterns, I am always looking for new patterns to try.

  93. Margaret Dukes says:

    There is absolutely nothing better to a quilter than opening a package that contains a new quilting book, sitting down and savoring every page! What a wonderful gift!

  94. This is a great thing to try to learn new things by winning books. Love it! Thanks for the chance!

  95. Carmen Smith says:

    I enjoy learning new techniques and would love to win any one of the books. Thank you for the great info given at your site for quilters.

  96. Carmen Smith says:

    I love learning new techniques and would love to win any one of the new books.

  97. claire says:

    I need to work on some new techniques to spice up my quilts. Would love a new book or two.

  98. Pam L says:

    Fabric is always my go to passion and books is my second. I love having great books around for inspiration and tecnique knowledge. Thanks for a chance to win on of these great books!

  99. connie from St. Louis says:

    Would really love the beading book. That is a new technique for me and it really peaks my interest. They are all really great books and cover a variety of quilting styles.

  100. Renea says:

    Wow! Thanks for the great giveaway. These books look awesome.

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