Wednesday, July 6, 2011

QUILT BOOK GIVEAWAY

In an earlier post, I promised to give away a copy of my latest quilt book editing project with Kansas City Star Books. So here it is! Hot off the press, History Repeated: Block Exchange Quilts by the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas is packed with 112 pages of inspiration for reproduction quilt lovers.


Written by Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle—co-founders of the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas (a Texas-based block exchange group with a passion for recreating quilted treasures of the past), the book features a captivating collection of quilts from past block exchanges—including this Nine-Patch Pinwheel quilt (below). Ranging from the simplicity of the Double Nine-Patch block to the more challenging Carolina Lily block, there is a project for every skill level among this book’s 16 classic quilts that are patterned (there are several additional inspiration quilts for color palette and setting ideas).


You can read more about the book in an earlier post here or at the Kansas City Star Quilts website here.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
1.     You must be an official follower of my blog. If you are not already a follower but wish to become one, feel free to sign up via the follow button and join in the fun. MANY THANKS TO ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS FOR THEIR COMMENTS AND SUPPORT!
2.     If you are a follower, simply leave a comment telling me what one of your favorite quilt books is on this post (It's sweet of some of you to mention KC Star books but it needn't be one). If you choose to enter anonymously, please include at least your first name so I have a way of identifying you if you win. Make sure you are not a non-reply blogger so I can respond to your comment.
3.     International entries are welcome

The giveaway will run until Monday, July 11 (midnight central time US). My hubby will chose a winner by random draw and I will announce her/him on Tuesday, July 12. The winner must respond by Thursday, July 14, at noon (central time US) to claim the prize. If I don’t hear from the winner by then, I will draw another name. Good luck to all!

48 comments:

  1. I am so happy that I am able to see this post this morning. I would love to win History Repeated, it is surely my favorite book.
    I love historic type quilts and love the old block patterns.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  2. This is my kind of book! I love books like "" Quilts from the Henry Ford Museum" from which I can learn more about quilt history and the quilts themselves. Reason why I'm very excited about this book! thank you sharing this with us!

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  3. Oh my, what a most wonderful giveaway! I love, love books with quilt history and the older patterns, etc. I can just imagine what all was being talked about while the ladies all got together to put them together. I was born in the wrong generation! LOL I have so many favorite quilt books, it would be hard to pick just one. Thank you for the chance to win. BTW, thank you for the help with my violets. They are doing AWESOME! :)

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  4. Also, I am a very happy follower of your blog! :)

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  5. I can't wait to see this book in person. My favorite book in my quilt library is Big Book of Scrap Quilts. It's a great source for inspiration.

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  6. Ooooh! I was so excited about this book when you did the preview of it a few posts back! Yay! Every one of the pics you showed is on my 'must make' list....would love to win this book, but will definitely be getting it! It looks fabulous!

    And I love the Simply Charming book.....so many 'must make' quilts in that one, too! And Lord knows I have enough scraps to do them, too! lol

    And, of course, I'm a follower.....and can't wait to see what you do with those wonderful 'signature blocks' you found while antiquing (in your last post). They are amazing...such great condition! Be sure to tell us what you decide for them!

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  7. HI! I LOVE AFRICAN VIOLETS TOO!
    HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!


    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  8. MY FAVORITE BOOK IS 'SIMPLY CHARMING'!
    QUILTING AWAY IN MONTANA!
    BLESSINGS!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  9. I signed on as a Follower a while ago as I was gaining interest in reproductions quilts. The only books that I have so far are several books by Barbara Brackman and Kathleen Tracey. I am up to date on the Civil War quilt-along with B. Brackman and collecting quite a collection of CW and repro. fabrics. I would love to read your books.

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  10. Thanks for offering this book; I was so excited to see that it would be published. My favorite quilting books are the state quilt books, and if I had to choose a favorite, I would say New Jersey Quilts. It would be the one I would grab in a fire!

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  11. What a great giveaway! Just love any books with history especially any crafts like quilting. Even if I dont win this book, I'm sure I'll be buying it at the book store because it looks so interesting.

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  12. Um, my favourite book is one by Barbara Chainey called 'The Essential Quilter' published a number of years ago - my bible. Also a coffee table book - another old one by Nancy J Martin called 'Make Room for Quilts' - but really any books about reproduction fabric grab me!

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  13. Wow! Your dolls are really fabulous!I think my favorite quilt book has to be the Fons and Porter Quilters Complete Guide-an old one! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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  14. Would love to win this book! One of my favorite quilt books is Scrap Quilts The Art of Making Do by Roberta Horton. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  15. I can't remember the name of my favorites but they are filled with antique quilts and lots of inspiration! This book looks fantastic.

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  16. I would love to win that book. Oh, it looks great by the cover. At the moment, my two favorite books are Gone to Texas (made the biggie in the book and desire to make others) and Stars by the Quilt Study Group.
    And I'm a follower.......

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  17. As I will be happy to win this new book, I have "Gone to Texas" and I love it because I love old quilts, Friendship

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  18. Love reading your blog, especially your antiquing trips. I love any books that have repro quilts and historical stories in them. This new books looks like it would be right up my alley. I would love to be the "chosen one". Thanks

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  19. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of History Repeated. I enjoyed your earlier post giving us peeks of this book. I love reading about historical happenings and I'm sure I'd enjoy this book.

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  20. A follower now, not just a Google Reader bookmarker :-)! Your book looks wonderful! My favorite quilt books have antique quilts for inspiration and to learn from.

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  21. The book looks just like my kind of book, fantastic cover.
    One of my favourite books would have to be " Enduring Grace " I made one quilt from it Calico Garden by Florence Peto.
    I love the book as it has got Quilt patterns as well as history .
    Thank you for the chance of winning...
    Happy stitching
    Christine

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  22. I am a follower of your blog. This book looks awesome. I like Kathleen Tracey's books and also the scrappy books by Kim Brackett. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  23. This book looks amazing. There are so many good ones out there - I love all things Kim Diehl, love Simply Charming. So many to choose from! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Of course of a follower of your blog :-)
    I would so love to win History Repeated: Block Exchange Quilts by the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas. I do have Crossroads to Texas by Betsy too. One of my favourite books is Annette Gero's The Fabric of Society. Filled with gorgeous historic Australian Quilts.
    Love your Blog
    Cheers
    Lynne

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  25. How exciting to see your giveaway with this lovely book! Thanks for hosting that :) It's so difficult for me to pick just one of favorite books, but will tell you "Gone to Texas: Quilts from a Pioneer Woman's Journal by Betsy Chutchian" is one of my most favorite ones! And of course, I love the ones you edited, too!!

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  26. My first entry in a blog contest! My favorite quilt book is: "Southern Quilts/ Surviving Relics of the Civil War" by Bets Ramsey and Merikay Waldvogel.

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  27. This book looks wonderful. I love all kind of quilting books that tells the history of quilting. And of course those with scrap quilts :)

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  28. I'm a follower of your blog (from the beginning I think:) I am anxious to see this book as I cannot resist 19th-century quilt patterns. I really like the green-sashed sunflower-like block on the cover. My all time favorite book is "40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts" I could make every one of the quilts in there.

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  29. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous book. I love all my books and find it hard to pick just one. An obvious favorite is "A Bird in Hand" by Renee Plains. Keeping my fingers crossed...XXXX.

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  30. How nice of you to do a give away. I love the history behind quilts and the people who made them.
    One of my favorite books is Star QuiltsII, because I am from K.C. Missouri and I remember all the quilt patterns in the paper and now I have them together in a nice book.
    Thank you

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  31. This book looks wonderful, and I would love to add it to my collection. Right now, I am enthralled with "The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt", and just loving historical quilts and quilting.

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  32. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book. I love quilt books with history. Kathleen Tracy's books are some of my favorites. But I'm always on the lookout for more of this reproduction quilt books.

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  33. I'm a follower and love this blog. I am a big fan of Betsy's and have her 'Gone to Texas' book. I've make her Captain Carpenter's Soldier Quilt, and like all things civil war. I plan to have this new book and winning your give away would be great.

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  34. I am happy to be a follower of your blog! :)I love to read anything that I can get my hands on about the history of quilts. But now that I have actually started quilting, I am starting to look at purchasing books with patterns...Yay! One of the first books that I bought and enjoyed is "Quilts from the Civil War" by Barbara Brackman.

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  35. Can I have two Kimber? I know breaking all the rules but - Ruth McDowell's Piecing: expanding the basics - which I haven't worked from yet but soooooo want to and Roberta Horton's Scrap Quilts the Art of Making Do! I keep going back to this one - so much in there to learn about putting fabrics together. I follow too! Thanks so much!

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  36. Looks like a great new book!!
    I am already a follower and one of my favorite quilting books is "Fat Quarter Quilts".
    Thanks for the chance!!♥

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  37. I'm a follower - this new book looks totally awesome!

    Right now I'd have to say that my favorite book is the Farmer's Wife - so fun to read and see all the quilt blocks!

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  38. I am of course following. My current favorite book is Antique quilting designs by Roberta Benvin. Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  39. Hey, Kimber - I have to say that I love the books by the Little Quilts ladies because that's how I first became interested in quilting and making small quilts, through their books. My favorite is called Living with Little Quilts.

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  40. Hi: I just love the quilts you features today. You are amazing. Blessings, Martha

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  41. Right now I'm reading and working with Confederates In the Cornfield. I love history and how quilting so often reflects it. Mary A

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  42. OOOooo! Gorgeous book! Thanks for your generosity! I have a couple of favourites: Remembrances by Jo Morton, Remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy, and Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts by Elly Sienkiewicz.

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  43. My favorite book is the newest one out! Can't wait to read yours. I just can't get enough of quilts, patterns, pictures, and history. Thanks to the internet, I now know that I'm not the only one!

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  44. I love the name "patchwork divas." Must remember that one next time one of my small groups need a name. The latest quilt book that really appealed to me is the new one by Kim Brackett Sensational Scrap Quilts (I think that's the name) I love scrap quilts and there are wonderful ones in this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

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  45. So many books, so little time.
    I'd love to add this book to my collection. I follow the Divas on another list. My latest "favorite" is Gone to Texas
    And yes, I'm a follower.......

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  46. I am a follower! And I"ve had this book on my list to get every since you posted pictures a few posts back. I NEED this book! In fact did I tell you I even started one like one I saw from this group at the show in Chicago a few years ago?

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  47. Wow. How can I pick a favorite quilt book? But for sure my favorite "kind" are the ones with pictures of antique quilts! I can sit and browse and drool over those all day!

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  48. I'm a new follower, and a relatively new quilter. I love all my quilt books, but I'm especially drawn to older, more traditional quilts with a story. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book!

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