Recommended Quilt Books Giveaway

There are many new titles of interest to quilters. Let’s take a look at several and then we’ll have a giveaway.

• From Kansas City Star Quilts: Baskets, Birds and Boughs: Quilts Year ‘Round by Debbie Roberts, $27.95

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Baskets, Birds and Boughs: Quilts Year ‘Round by Debbie Roberts for Kansas City Star Quilts

If you love tradition but you want it with a twist, if you’re tired of blocks repeated in rows, if you love gorgeous photography in a beautiful setting, then this is the book for you.

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Gather Around, designed by Debbie Roberts and Anneliese Reid

Debbie has a way of making old things new again. Her style is decidedly fresh but firmly rooted in tradition. Gather Around, shown above, is one of nine projects in the book. Every one is a keeper.

• From That Patchwork Place, 501 Quilting Motifs: Designs for Hand or Machine Quilting from The Editors of Quiltmaker Magazine, $19.99

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501 Quilting Motifs

Now available in softcover is our best-selling 501 Quilting Motifs. You may know that for 32 years Quiltmaker has always published quilting plans with its designs. Which means we have amassed hundreds of original quilting motifs.

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Not only do you get the motif, but we show you many ways to combine, flip and rotate it for new possibilities.

We’ve gathered some of the best ones together in this title. Not only do you get the motif, but we also show you many ways to combine, flip and rotate it for new possibilities. When you ask yourself “How should I quilt it?”, now there’s an answer!

• From Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Playful Petals: Learn Simple, Fusible Applique by Corey Yoder, $22.95

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Playful Petals by Corey Yoder for Stash Books

My complaint about applique is that it always just seems so complicated. Corey Yoder’s new Playful Petals solves the problem! This is applique in its simplest form: fused and stitched and good to go.

A bonus: the projects are made from precuts! Use the precuts you’ve collected or use your stash. Either way, the designs are fresh and playful. Combinations of simple piecing with Corey’s single petal shape yield a surprising variety of quilts and pillows—nine of each!

Quilts Made with Love: To Celebrate, Comfort and Show You Care by Rachel Griffith

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Quilts Made with Love by Rachel Griffith

Quiltmaker has been privileged to call Rachel a friend since she was a newbie at quilt market quite a few years back. Now she’s written her first book and we couldn’t be happier for her.

Rachel has taken the idea that quilters make quilts on all sorts of occasions, good and not so good, and turned it into a project book. It’s filled with inspiring ideas for easy quilts to give away. The quilts range from super quick to more detailed, but all are fresh and fun. Follow Rachel’s lead on colors and fabric styles, or dive into your stash to create them in a way that’s uniquely you.

If you want to give quilts to the people you love and you want to do it soon, this is the book to own.

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Giveaway time! I have three of these books to give to lucky readers. For your chance to win, please leave a comment below by midnight Friday, March 21. We’ll choose winners and post them here next week. The giveaways winners are Jeanne, Karlene and Donna, who have been notified by email. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who commented.

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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384 Responses to Recommended Quilt Books Giveaway

  1. Terry H says:

    Love the covers on all the quilt books but would really like to win the quilting motif book. I am just beginning to hand quilt and I love the designs I n my quiltmaker magazines. Having them all in one place would be wonderful.

  2. Janet says:

    Wow! Each of those books are wonderful and my library would welcome any of them with open arms. Thank you for such a generous offer.

  3. Terri E says:

    All three look like wonderful books. A little traditional, some modern, and options for quilting to pull it all together equals lots of fun and creativity! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  4. Sandie G says:

    Wow, great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to have one. Any of them would be appreciated. Just learning to applique, always need new ideas for quilting motifs, need some practice on the fusible applique and would really like new ideas for quilts made with love since most of the quilts I make are for friends & family which are always made with love.

  5. Lynda Nunez says:

    Oh, I so love the “Baskets, Birds, and Boughs” book and would love to add it to my collection. Yes, I am tired of doing just the same old blocks and would love to do something with that beautiful star and those appliqued boughs…but any of the books would be appreciated to add to my collection.

  6. Rhonda Berkemeier says:

    I only have the couple of quilting books my mother had given me before she died.

  7. Pat J says:

    Quilting motifs – can never have enough of them!

  8. Terri Beaudoin says:

    One can never own too many quilting books

  9. Shirley V D says:

    Wow! any of these books would be awesome to win. It would be so hard to choose. thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Dawn P says:

    These books would be great references! A quilter can never have too many ideas!

  11. Suellen Dehnke says:

    Being new to quilting I don’t have much of a library to fall back on. I would love to add any of these!

  12. Erin says:

    I wish I could have them all!

  13. Linda Bott says:

    Oh what wonderful books…My stash is salvating.

  14. lesley says:

    i simply adore and will be obsessed with the playful petals!!!

  15. Allison Boucher says:

    They are all enticing. I would be pleased to win any one.

  16. Bonnie Hodgkins says:

    Such wonderful quilt ideas. I need more fabric, more money and more time!! A lot of people have a bucket list of life to-dos. I have a bucket list full of quilts I want to make. I want to make modern, art, traditional, improv, landscapes, portraits, a Dear Jane, quilts from Kaffe fabrics, quilts from muted frabrics, a Rhapsody quilt, Quilts of Valor, lap quilts for the nursing home, etc., etc., etc. These books really get the excitiment ramped up. So to music of the Disney song, “Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s off to work I go” – I sew, I sew, so off to quilt I go……

  17. Donna Logan says:

    Each of these books would make a great addition to my “library”.

  18. Brenda Hulsey says:

    Those books are calling to me! I would love to have any of them!

  19. mary benson says:

    this would be great to add to my collection

  20. Eve Vanna Hedrich says:

    I love my quilt patterns

  21. Pam Blake says:

    Wonderful books! They make me think of nature and of course that relates to spring. I would love to have a new book for the new season. I am fairly new to quilting, so new information is so helpful.

  22. Edna Kidd says:

    I would love to have any of these books. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  23. lavonne hansen says:

    Always looking for new ideas – look like wonderful books

  24. Connie German says:

    very very nice selection of books anybody like me would love to win. Thanks

  25. Mildred Plaskett says:

    Great books. I have been quilting for a couple years – still learning – so it would be nice to win any of them. I like the quilts on the covers of “Baskets, Birds, and Boughs” and “Playful Petals”. Thanks for the chance.

  26. Lee Haskins says:

    Being fairly new to quilting I am looking for all the help I can acquire. Ideas and help in picking fabric are two things I really need help with.


  27. Trudy Keller says:

    Beautiful quilts! I would love to own one of the books!

  28. Cathy says:

    All of those books would a an added surprise to help me with my quilting.

  29. Linda Smith says:

    Wow! I would love to own any of these books. I am interested in all styles of quilt making and would learn a lot from each one.

  30. Nancy Bashlor says:

    I would love to own any of these books…you can never have too many quilting resources!

  31. Doris Camp says:

    Great job Quiltmaker Magazine! New at quilting. My quilting stash would love to work with Rachael Griffith’s book Quilts Made with Love. Thanks!

  32. Becky (central oregon) says:

    Oh neat… the applique book Petals? sounds like a good place to start a new obsession.


    Can’t wait to see the 501 quilt motifs! I am a professional longarmer and always looking for new ideas for all the multitude of quilt tops that pass under my needle! I’ve always appreciated the actual quilting ideas in your magazines with the pattern directions for the tops…wish all of the mags would follow your example! Thanks for the opportunity to win a new book! I think the Playful Petals looks inviting too!

  34. Velma says:

    All of these are interesting. I am a self taught quilter, still learning. The “Quilts Made with Love” would be my first choice.” Thank you for the chance to win it or one of the others.

  35. Cathy Allen says:

    I think Quilts Made with Love would be my favorite but of course, would love to win any of them!

  36. Carol Goertz says:

    Would really like to own the 501 Quilting Motifs.

  37. Janie says:

    Playful Petals looks great to me! I need a lot of help. I just started to machine applique using a fusible applique technique, hope my project turns out. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Ruth Anglin says:

    OMy!!! I fell in love at first site. The Baskets, Birds and Boughs looks amazing! It’ll go on my Christmas list for sure!!

  39. Ann says:

    Beautiful quilts. I’d love some new books for quilting inspiration.

  40. Donna Eastham says:

    The project from Birds, Baskets & Boughs is so beautiful. I love the traditional, and these color choices are so wonderful. Very inspiring.

  41. Susan Means says:

    Would love to have these books!! Especially the 501 Quilting Motifs. I have just started quilting my own tops and this book would provide a lot of great inspiration.

  42. Pamela Gallegos says:

    Relatively new to quilting, so any of these books would be a Godsend! Love working with the quilters at church, working on quilts for the sick and for disabled vets.

  43. Violet says:

    All these books look wonderful and so different from another. Please, send me any of them.

  44. Missy Endres says:

    Thank you for this great giveaways! I would love to win any of these books!

  45. Tweela Houtekamer says:

    What a fabulous treasure trove of inspiration! I would love to add these books to my collection.

  46. Tweela Houtekamer says:

    Thank you for this great give away. The books make up a fabulous treasure trove of inspiration!

  47. Pamella George says:

    Love the books. Would be a great additipn to my library

  48. Tweela Houtekamer says:

    What a fabulous treasure trove of inspiration!

  49. Mary Lauve says:

    Terrific inspiration! I do love Rachel Griffith!

  50. Bonnie Smith says:

    I would love to add these wonderful books to my library. So many ideas….so little time….WOW !!!

  51. Shirley says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize. All 3 books are winners!

  52. Muriel Wrobel says:

    I’m new to this site and find it very informative and so many new ideas. Would love to have any of the free books.

  53. Donna Magee says:

    I would love to delve into any of these great books and share what I make and learn with those around me. I am especially interested in the Baskets, Birds, and Boughs. I love the intricate designs !

  54. Karen says:

    I’m a big fan of Rachel Griffith already, and would love her book. The other books look awesome as well, with new skills for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  55. Becky Couture says:

    I really love what I see from “Baskets, Birds & Boughs”! That looks like a fun book to work with and I’d enjoy having it in my quilting library!

  56. Peggy P says:

    That is quite a variety of different books! I’d be happy to add any of them to my library. Thanks Diane & Quiltmaker!

  57. Dottie Macomber says:

    I love traditional patterns and would love the Baskets, Birds and Boughs book. My guild gives away quilts each year; each member is encouraged to make at least one quilt a year to give away. The Quilts Made With Love book would surely give me some new ideas for charity quilts. Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

    • Deloris Donnelly says:

      I agree. This book on Baskets, Birds, & Boughs looks like a wonderful book to add to a quilter’s library. I would love to have it!

  58. Olivia McWilluams says:

    I would most definitely love to win these books! The design on the cover of Playful Petals would be one of my first projects.

  59. Sharon says:

    Great books. I could make good use of the book Quilts Made with Love as the group I quilt with makes many quilts for local organizations for children, the elderly and the seriously ill.
    Thanks for holding the contest, every quilter appreciates new books with new ideas.

  60. Donna McCain says:

    501 Motifs – WOW – much better than “quilt as desired”. Thanks for the chance to win

  61. Terry Koegel says:

    “Quilts Made With Love” is the book that caught my eye. I am at a time in my life (62) when I am trying to keep busy by getting back into quilting and making quilts for the people that I love would give me the incentive to stay with it. Thanks for the chance to win but also for the thought behind the title.

  62. Julie Landrith says:

    These are great books. I would love to have any of them.

  63. Julie Landrith says:

    These are great books. would love to have any of them.

  64. Renea says:

    These books look wonderful. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  65. Elaine says:

    So much great info and inspiration. Thanks!

  66. Crystal mills says:

    I love my book collection. 11610 5294982

  67. Maureen Walmsley says:

    Would love the 501 quilting motifs as I have a quilt that is looking for ideas so I can finish it. Love all books related to quilting. Thanks for the chance to enter the contest.

  68. Pat French says:

    Always looking for new ideas to try! Very nice giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!

  69. Sandra W says:

    I am new to quilting and also a librarian but I don’t have many quilting books and these books all look fantastic!!

  70. Irma says:

    I really like the statement, “quilters make quilts on all sorts of occasions, good and not so good.” Because it is very true. Memory quilts are made for celebrations and for working through loss. Gift quilts are for weddings, babies, and other milestones like graduations, We do make quilts for All occasions.

  71. EllenB says:

    Wonderful books. Thanks for the chance on winning one.

  72. Michele T says:

    All of these books look amazing! Who doesn’t need more inspiration?! Thanks for the chance!

  73. patricia davis says:

    Would love to have any of these books! thank you for this generous give away!

  74. Shari Kersey says:

    I would love to add any of these to my library. Baskets, Birds and Boughs took my breath away. I love the cover quilt!

  75. Susan says:

    Always on the lookout for new books

  76. Donna W says:

    I would love to have the quilting motifs book. I’m new at free motion quilting quilting and could use all the help I can get.

  77. Margaret Schindler says:

    I would love to have these books. Thanks for the chance

  78. Judi Goldammer says:

    Love em all but the details in Baskets, Birds Boughs
    thats something I’d like to work on:)

  79. Myra Sattler says:

    I’m always on the lookout for a new book. Count me in would love one.

  80. Karrie Smith says:

    I LOVE books! I always have room for more. Thanks for the chance. I could use all of these!

  81. Patty says:

    Love the contrast between modern and traditional. Great inspiration.

  82. carol says:

    Love the colors and patterns in Playful Petals!

  83. Karen Brix says:

    Thank you for this chance to win books! Oh My, new ideas and so little time! LOL!!!

  84. Natalia POLLOK says:

    I love embellishing on quilts. I would love new quilt patterns and ideas from the new books.

  85. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    What a great list of books, would love any of them, but playful petals is on the top of my list. I love applique. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  87. Debbie D. says:

    Long time sewer, new quilter, my reading stash is a little light!! The library is good, but I like to go back and back and back through looking and admiring and thinking about the next project!

  88. Tracy Snyder says:

    Just discovered Quilty Pleasures, so many sources online, I am a life long quilter, started in 1967 when I was 12!!!! Kansas City Stars Quilting books have always been among my favorites, being a native Kansan and having been exposed to the Kansas City Star quilt patterns from the newspaper. Thank you for another great blog and more resources than could have ever been imagined in 1967!!!!

  89. Sarah says:

    I am a new quilter and currently own 2 quilt books. I would love any of these, especially 501 ways to quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Claudia says:

    501 Quilting Motifs–that’s calling my name. Sometimes those quilts just do not speak to me, so a little inspiration would be a help. Thanks

  91. Lee says:

    Look like great books full of inspiration! thank you!

  92. Melanie D says:

    I’ve been pining over Playful Petals since I first heard of it!

  93. Kandy says:

    Limitless ideas and fun looking at quilt books… It’s like when your a kid looking at the ‘Christmas Wish’ book. :)

  94. Great books and a great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win!

  95. Paul Burega says:

    What a great set of books, would love to see them in person.

  96. Sheryl Andrews says:

    These books creatively “light my fire.”

  97. Jane says:

    Would love to have any of these books! Love browsing through fresh new ideas.

  98. Joan V says:

    What a delightful group of books,any one of them would be a treasure for a Quilter which I have become,truly enjoying every aspect of making & designing.

  99. Connie Donaldson says:

    Would love this , I’m new at free motion I could use the ideas

  100. Cathie Scanlon says:

    I would love to add any of these books to my library.

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