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. I saw on Facebook that I could enter the contest to win 150$ quilt kit! :) Please enter

  2. I saw on Facebook that I could enter the contest to win the issue!! :) Please enter

  3. Joyce Chevarria says:

    Transferred from quiltmaker email

  4. Dawn P says:

    An e-mail from Quiltmaker mentioned the Quilty Pleasures blog and the giveaway – would love to have all the blocks in a single location to refer to and pick from when planning projects.

  5. Peg says:

    I love the quilts in this issue.

  6. Roz Barrett says:

    Looks like a great magazine with so many beautiful blocks!

  7. Roz Barrett says:

    This looks like a great magazine! So many beautiful blocks!

  8. Joan says:

    Love quilting books and reading all the things people do thanks.

  9. Sharon Meyer says:

    Quiltmaker you rock my world. I love getting my new magazines all the cool patterns are so inspiring. The books you are giving away are too cool, would love to win any of them thank you for the chance to win.

  10. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Appreciate the awesome ideas that tap into our creative nature.

  11. jean c says:

    Quiltmaker is my favorite quilting magazine, the patterns are easy to read and understand, the motifs are very much appreciated. I like especially that you show the quilting designs for each quilt pattern. The books reviewed would be great to have on my book shelves. I think the reviews are always helpful.

  12. Son muy interesantes sus libros, son un gran instrumentos para ayudarnos, más para uno que está pensionado y es la primer vez que hago estas cosas ni por mi mente me pasaba ya que ni con la costurera he hablado, pero de verdad que es una gran bendición que ustedes comportan con muchas personas, sus grandes ideas y proyectos. Que Dios las bendiga siempre y que les bendiga sus maravillosas manos.

  13. Addie Maddox says:

    Thank you QuiltMaker for all the wonderful instruction and inspiration!

  14. Addie Maddox says:

    Thank you QuiltMaker for all the insruction and inspiration to us newbie as well as seasoned quilters.

  15. Addie Maddox says:

    Always wonderful to have new books for inspiration and instruction. I am a new quilter and it is easy to be intimidated when just learning. Thank goodness for all the books,dvd’s and video’s available to us newbie’s!

  16. Katy Sanchez says:

    Love giveaways !!!
    Love quilt books !!!
    Love quilt magazines !!!
    SEW MUCH FUN !!!

  17. Anne Moore says:

    Two minutes to midnight……Yikes!

  18. Rosemary Steinmetz says:

    Loving the website and giveaways.Needing all the help I can get.Thanks for everything.

  19. Denise says:

    This is a great selection of books! I can’t wait to read about some new techniques and quilts.

  20. Cynthia Mistler says:

    Sorry for the repeat, a pop up message said my post was blocked.

  21. Cynthia Mistler says:

    I love the inspiration and enjoyment I get from thumbing through quilting books. :) I am facinated by anything with intricate designs and bursts of color, but truthfully I love anything to do with piecing quilts! Good luck everyone!

  22. Cynthia Mistler says:

    I love the inspiration and enjoyment I get from thumbing through quilting books. :) I am facinated by anything with intricate designs and bursts of color, but truthfully I love anything to do with piecing quilts! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Good luck everyone!

  23. Diana Stover says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks and good luck to all!

  24. Terri E says:

    What a wonderful group of books! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  25. Regina Harris says:

    What a wonderful set of books — anyone would be inspiration for my quilting efforts.

  26. Meredith DuHamel says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely books. They all look like good books, but my favorite would be the book on color. Thanks!

  27. Meredith DuHamel says:

    They all sound as if they’re interesting books, but I’m more interested in the freeform patchwork and using color books. I try to keep my quilts as simple as possible. I like the more modern patterns, and I enjoy playing around with different color combinations.

  28. Ginger Stemme says:

    Some of my quilt friends don’t believe in plain fabrics. The book about using Moda has really piqued my curiosity.

  29. Ginger S. in Minnesota says:

    What fun! As a retired librarian I have long collected books. The last few years I have been enjoying my freedom to quilt and look to books for inspiration. Love the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks. Fascinated with color and new designs.

  30. Karen says:

    Hurray! A book give away!

  31. Karen says:

    Yippee! A book give a way!

  32. Debbie H says:

    I would love to win some great books! Thanks

  33. Terry says:

    What a great variety of quilting books..thanks for the chance :)

  34. Sheryl Jones says:

    They all look like great books. Would love to win.

  35. Paula Krolikoski says:

    Every new book gives me a chance to look at quilts, colors, or patterns in a new way. Love love the modern quilt book.

  36. Linny says:

    I couldn’t pick just one they all look so great.

  37. Donna Street says:

    I love QuiltMaker Magazine and devour every issue, would love to win this.

  38. Rosemary Hop says:

    How I love the new inspirations that come from the creative quilters with talent to put down in book form their knowledge and creativity! Any one of these books would add to my progress as a novice quilter and would be so appreciated!

  39. Nancy Angerer says:

    I would love to win the books.

  40. Sarah S. says:

    Quiltmaker is one of my favorite places for new patterns. I am loving the wool applique patterns. Thanks for a great magazine.

  41. Madeline says:

    oooh! free books, what could be better!

  42. shawn j says:

    I would love to win the books, thank you!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  43. Vicki Krausz says:

    Kansas City Star Books are my favorites. I love the combination of quilting and history. Looking at them is like a mini trip to another time.

  44. Jeannie says:


  45. Connie C says:

    They all look like they’d be great fun!

  46. Linda Middlemist says:

    thanks for the chance to win a couple of books. really like the Springtime in the Rockies book.

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