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. LaVerne Mullane says:

    All of these books would be wonderful and provide hours of inspiration but I really, really need the 501 quilting motifs. I usually send my quilts out to a long arm quilter but am exploring free motion quilting and need ideas.

  2. Linda S Smith says:

    These are all fascinating books and it would be an honor to win any of these books ! Enter and Pray !! I need all the help I can get LOL.

  3. Always looking for new ideas to make for Quilts of Valor for our Veterans.

  4. Patty Lewellen says:

    Always love the new ideas in books. These look great!

  5. Just J says:

    What a wonderful variety of books. They all represent fresh ideas for quilts and techniques I can do while getting outside my usual box.

  6. Regina says:

    What a great variety of titles. I love flipping through books – it it amazing to see what creative and talented minds come up with!!!

  7. Jane Grove says:

    The books look amazing and the quilt patterns so pretty. I would love to have any of the books to start on a new quilt. Thank you for offering them.

  8. Lisa T says:

    Baskets, Birds, and Boughs – love it and love the ‘twist’! Thank you.

  9. Marjorie Dickson says:

    Would enjoy the books! I like books and enjoy reading them and making a block that really catches my attention. Selection of books is great. Happy Quilts

  10. Renata says:

    These would be a welcome addition to my library.

  11. Shirley says:

    Would really love to receive these 3 books. They all look like something that I would like to try. Need the quilting Motifs book.

  12. Cindy says:

    Wonderful books! I would love them all, and would share them with my husband who quilts too.

  13. Ted Walters says:

    I have ordered your magazine and 12 free quilting packs and easy quilts CD.
    My goal was to start a quilt ( Winter Twilight ) I am still wainting for my order to
    arive. and any book I that will help me get started will be a blessing.
    Thank you for help.

  14. marta says:

    I love quilting books….thank you

  15. Ramona Eggleston says:

    I love all types of quilt making. These books look wonderful and I would love to have anyone of them to use. Thanks.

  16. Elaine M. says:

    Any one of those books could keep me pleasantly occupied for hours.

  17. Cindy says:

    Beautiful books! I especially like Playful Petals!

  18. Steph says:

    Lovely collection of books.

  19. Christine Smith says:

    They are all great books, but Playful Petals really sparks my interest, as I am starting an applique quilt. Quilts made with Love also sounds very interesting and I would also enjoy it, however it would be great to win any one of the books .

  20. chris zofkie says:

    I want to win!!

  21. Kathy says:

    Lovely books! I’d be happy to win any of them.

  22. Sue says:

    Great looking books!

  23. Patria Flowers says:

    Any of rhese books would be a great addition to my craft library. But the one I would like the most and probably use the most would be the 501 Quilting Motifs.

  24. Lorna Rocha says:

    I love quilt books!! Now I just need the time to study and sew! Great books!

  25. Sheila says:

    I really like the Basket, Birds and Boughs and would love to have the 501 Quilting Motifs
    book as I have several quilt tops that need to be quilted and I am starting to learn to longarm quilt. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one of these beautiful books.

  26. Claudia says:

    Thanks for the info. All three look good–you can never have too many quilting books!

  27. Jane V. says:

    Birds, Basket, and Bows intrigues me. Also like the 501 Quilting Motifs. Thanks for sharing the new releases.

  28. Pam Sickles says:

    Any would be fine!

  29. Pam Sickles says:

    I have finally got all my materials prewashed and ready to cut and start quilting, so I would enjoy any of these.

  30. Charlene McCullough says:

    I would love to win any of the books. I don’t have but a couple. Being that I love applique and want to learn piecing The Baskets, Birds, and Boughs would be absolutely perfect. Thanks for the chance to win

  31. Cheri D says:

    I would LOVE to win “501 Quilting Motifs!” I have several tops I have not quilted yet because I can’t seem to decide what motif would look right on the tops! Two of the tops were hand-pieced by my grandmother about 30 years ago and two more were hand-pieced by my ex-husband’s grandmother about 20 years ago. Needless to say, I do not want to mess them up! This book would give me some good ideas on the motifs to use.

  32. Sherry Andrews says:

    I would really like and really do need these books. I have been a quilter for only a few years. I am on a limited budget, but do get to buy some books on sale. I make visits to the hospital a lot and have to do a lot of waiting. I take books with me to read and to learn more about quilting. Right now, I am reading a book about different borders. I would really appreciate if you choose me, but if not, I know that anyone of these persons would love them also. Thanks

  33. Diane Howell says:

    This is a very hard decision to pick out one of these great books. My mother (83) and I are going to start making a quilt for all her grandchildren in April. There are only 15 of them. The Baskets, Birds and Boughs book has potential with so many different blocks, 501 Quilting Motifs should speak for itself for 15 quilts, Playful Petals with the quick fusible applique would save time, and all of these are definitely Quilts Made With Love…which would offer inspiration for super quick quilts. What a perfect choice! ANY would be great!

  34. I’d love any one of these books but I already have a copy of 501 motifs.

  35. Jan Johnson says:

    Not to be picky, but I really need the help of the 501 quilting motifs.

  36. Julie T says:

    Baskets, Birds and Boughs and the 501 Quilting motifs look like interesting books. I love to mix hand applique with blocks, and if I ever learn FMQ to where I have time to practice, the motif book would come in handy.

  37. rosa says:

    Any of them would be welcome!!

  38. Debbie H says:

    Any of them would make a great birthday present to me!

  39. Rhonda Davis says:

    I would like Playful Petals! Any of them would be great though.

  40. Cecilia says:

    Thank you for the reviews. These books sound great, especially Playful Petals. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  41. Sandra says:

    Quilts Made With Love looks very interesting.

  42. Jeanne says:

    Playful Petals looks like a book I would love to own. All the books look like great books to inspire me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Heather says:

    These are wonderful looking books. I am especially excited to learn about the Baskets, Birds and Boughs book and quilts made with love. While they both have different aesthetics, I am drawn to them both. Thank you!

  44. Karen McManus says:

    I love the bright colors of “quilts made with love” and “Playful Petals”. But any would be a welcome addition to my quilting library. Thanks for this opportunity.

  45. Susan says:

    I am very interested in the 501 Quilting Motifs and the Quilts Made with Love books.

  46. Norma Weeks says:

    My sewing machine has the Stitch Regulator, but I don’t have any idea as to the stitches I could make – so – the “501 Quilting Motifs” would be totally wonderful to own. Also, when I went to Quilt Club they used to call me “The Applique Queen” but now I really need the “Playful Petals” to inspire me to get sewing again. Actually, all the books look really great. I’m truly hoping to win.

  47. Rosemary Hop says:

    I would be honored to have any one of these books added to my small “quilting library”, but esp. “Pretty Petals”, because I am what is called an “advanced beginner” and have 9 grandbabies/kids who need a keepsake from Grandma. These books look esp. creative, and thoughtful as well. Thank you for your generosity.

  48. Rosemary Hop says:

    Oh, these are esp. beautiful books, and thoughtful, as well. I would be honored to have any one of them added to my collection of quilting books – although still an “advanced beginner”, the talent and creativity in these books inspires me to “reach”, and I have 9 grandbabies & kids still needing a quilt from Grandma. Thank you for your generosity.

  49. Carolyn Landers says:

    I am such a traditional quilt maker. My friends tell me that all the time. I love the Baskets Bird & Bough cover quilt. I really need that book!

  50. Jeanne says:

    So many quilts that are begging me to make them . . . . . but we all know our time is so limited to do all that we want to complete. It is a good thing that part of the fun in quilting is dreaming and enjoying others’ creations so even if we cannot put fabric, thread and needle in hand each day we can still be connected to the wonderful creative art we all so delight in. These books will definitely provide that wonderful inspiration.

  51. Lana Frazier says:

    Thank you for the chance to win one of these wonderful books. The one entitled Playful Petals looks especially interesting.

  52. Janet T says:

    Love your choice of books! Really like the Basket, Birds, and Boughs book.

  53. Pattie says:

    I am new to quilting. But it has become my lifesaver. While quilting I am able to focus on something positive. Winning these books would be wonderful so I could learn more techniques. Don’t know why I waited so long to start quilting.

  54. Jane Knoll-Tenney says:

    What a treat to have any of these books…especially 501 quilt patterns. I still consider myself a newbie and love piecing and now am teaching myself the quilting portion on small quilts that would fit in my home machine.

  55. Randi Hodson says:

    I love basket quilts. The first book would be my choice but they all look interesting.

  56. Wow, would love to win any of those books, but especially Quilts Made with Love as that is already on my Wish List. I make a lot of charity quilts and always looking for easy, interesting patterns. Thanks for the chance!

  57. Nancy Angerer says:

    They all look like they would be wonderful books to have. Thanks for a chance to win one.

  58. Mary Dahlberg says:

    Any of these would be wonderful. The Baskets, Birds and Boughs just might be my favorite. I love the combination of applique with piecing and the setting. Very beautiful quilt featured.

  59. Marsha T says:

    Would like to practice my hand quilting with one of these as a guide. it’s been 20 years and I am just starting back into quilting!

  60. Marty Askins says:

    What great inspiration any of these books would be. I would definitely love to win the 501 Quilting Motifs. Thank you for the chance to win.

  61. Bev Schroer says:

    What an array of inspirational spring books. Any one of these would be a great gift.

  62. Sharon Meyer says:

    Being new to long arm quilting i just love the 501 quilting motifs all these books would be a stellar addition to my quilting library. Thank you so much for the chance to win. Happy Quilting to all.

  63. Jenna O says:

    I´d really love to have this book for inspiration!

  64. Mary Orton says:

    Now that spring has sprung, its time to start those lighter, brighter quilts. I love spring, so am looking forward to possibly winning a new book of quilts to whip up!

  65. Linda Fairbrother says:

    What a gift any of these books would be to receive. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I enjoy the inspiration of quilting books and these look great.

  66. Dixie Alms says:

    I, too, would love to have a copy of any of these books! I am a new quilter and have been learning a lot. Now, I’ll have something to do with my stash! I’ve been sewing (clothing) for 50 years and have scraps and yardage that will never become clothing . . . and of course, I’ve continued to buy all those years also. All I need to do is retire so I can spend more time with my new sewing machine. Soon . . .

  67. Diane Dashevsky says:

    The Quilt Motifs book would be such a great resource…I’m one of those newbies that has a REALLY hard time deciding how to “quilt the quilt”!! The other books, especially Made With Love and Playful Petals,would also be a great resource in any quilter’s library! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  68. GrannyTo8Boys says:

    These look like great fun. I’d like to win one for sure. Thanks for the opportunity. Good Luck All.

  69. Donna says:

    Any of these books would be of value in my Quilting Library but if I was to choose I would pick 501 quilting motifs. I’m working up to doing my own quilting so this would be a great resource. Thanks for giving all of us this opportunity.

  70. Denise H says:

    Any of these books would be useful. All are beautifully done.

  71. Wanda Heath says:

    Very nice books…always love adding to my library

  72. Lorena Schwab says:

    Its always time for a new book. I love learning about this craft.

  73. Therese says:

    Love these books. Especially quilts made with love. thanks for the giveaway.

  74. Kathleen Moran says:

    Quilt made by Love caught my eye!

  75. April Hazelwood says:

    Being somewhat new to quilting, I love your website with the articles and blog not to mention the expert advice that I can get on this site. My great-grandmother made quilts and when I saw some of her quilts I wanted to learn. Since she was gone, I searched for the right teacher. We started on a small one and it made me more excited to learn. We learned how to piece a 12 inch block and put that together. Our next class was going to be on machine quilting when she had an accident and passed away and any time I am sewing blocks together I still hear her telling me how to do something. She will be missed. I went onto take more classes from quilt stores and reading magazines. I am excited that I finally quilted my first actual quilt (it was a baby quilt and straight stitches). These books will help me with my pursuits to learn more.

  76. Kalen Hahn says:

    They all look very interesting. I would love to see all the patterns. Baskets, Birds and Boughs really captured my attention. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  77. Brenda says:

    Would love to win any of them.

  78. Michele Dawson says:

    All three books look marvelous. I especially would enjoy the 501 Quilting Motifs since this is an area where I struggle.

  79. Audrey says:

    These are all wonderful books. Pretty Petals has really grabbed my attention as has the Kansas City Star book. Thanks for presenting them and then offering a giveaway. What could be better?

  80. connie from St. Louis says:

    They are all wonderful books but I think the Kansas City Star book really captured my attention. Would love to win any of them.

  81. Tammy Ahrens says:

    Your descriptions leave ‘me mouth waterin’! I would love to be a proud winner!

  82. Tammy Ahrens says:

    I would love to own one of these, but the one for any occasion quilt making would hit the spot! Your descriptions of each book leaves ‘me mouth waterin’!

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