Thursday, September 22, 2011

QUILT BOOK GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
It's time to give away a copy of my latest quilt book editing project for Kansas City Star—Stitches from the Schoolhouse by Renée Plains of Liberty Star.


Renée's books are always packed with charming projects. This one features a whopping 19 that honor the legacy of humble one-room schoolhouses of the past. Five classic quilt patterns will please both patchwork and appliqué lovers alike, while stitchery fans will enjoy the trio of samplers that echo a simpler time. You'll also find an enchanting array of sewing accessories, including an apple pinkeep, a schoolgirl's sewing kit, and a wool needle book.


To find out more about the book, see photos from it, or order a copy, click on this link. For your chance to win a copy, just leave a comment on this entry telling me what topic you'd like see in a future quilt book. I'll chose a winner a week from today on Thursday, Sept. 29th, and announce her/him on this blog. The winner will then have until Sat., Sept. 31, to contact me with their mailing address. So be sure to check back here that day to see if you've won. If I don't hear from the winner by then, I'll draw another name. Good luck to all you who choose to enter!

67 comments:

  1. I bought two of these, one for me and one for a giveaway on my blog! I love this book. That little apple pincushion in it just makes me smile :) but there are so many wonderful projects in it. It's a perfect book!

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  2. What a lovely book! I would love a chance to win it! What I like most to see are crafts/patterns that incorporate wool applique. Thanks for this opportunity.

    allmycats@yahoo.com

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  3. I'd love to have an opportunity to win Renee's new book. Thank you!
    As for a future quilt book... how about one on French inspired quilts?

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  4. Your job must be SO fun! Do you get to choose the books you edit? Or are they assigned to you? Either way - FUN!

    I'd love to see a new book published that takes several different designs and shows them interpreted in different mediums - like quilts, hooked rugs, embroidery, and needle punch. That way people would see the different options available to them and get their creative juices flowing!

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  5. This looks a great book! I'd love to win a copy!
    In a future book how about bags and pouches?

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  6. Wow what an awesome book! I'd love to see some landscape projects, but not so modern. I really love house quilts, so maybe it could be incorporated ;-)

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  7. I am getting ready to go to the Des Moines Quilt show and am really excited. I am signed up for 3 classes and one is hand quilting. It would be nice to see more about hand quilting and some unique ways to use it maybe in conjunction with machine quilting.

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  8. The book looks awesome - I would love to win a copy! Thanks so much!

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  9. This sounds like a wonderful book! I'd love to win one! In a future book how about hand quilting and embroidery projects.

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  10. I have been wanting to get my hands on that wonderful book! Please enter my name in for a chance at the giveaway- thank you so much!

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  11. I think this looks like another awesome book...would love the chance to win! I'd like to see more wool applique as I have a small stash I'm trying to use...thanks!!

    Linda A.

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  12. Another wonderful book you edited! My favorite topic is needlework accessories, besides the quilts. I especially adore the smaller quilts, too!

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  13. I would like to see more crafts for spring that are quilted besides wall hangings. Shahann at yahoo dot com

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  14. Renee's books are wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity to win on ;) What I would love to see are more pincushion patterns and small projects--little gifty ideas are always appreciated!!!

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  15. Renee is such a talented crafter!! Thank you for the opportunity to win her book--looks great :) I would like to see more pincushion patterns and small needlework projects for gifts:)

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  16. What a wonderful book and as a teacher, I can't wait to see the book! I would love to see a section on antique doll quilts in a future book. Thanks! Maggy

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  17. WONDERFUL BOOK! I'D LOVE TO WIN IT!
    I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE WALL HANGINGS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  18. What a wonderful book...I really like the cover. I'd like to see doll quilt projects

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  19. What a fun book! Thank you for the chance to win a copy. I agree- you do have a great job!! I love books that have a little bit of everything in them - great quilts, some cross-stitch, pretty pictures, some wool embroidery, rug hooking too. I would love to have a chance of designing a book like that someday! I dream big though....

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  20. Warm wonders for Big boys. I've seen lots of books, but I'd love a book with quilts suitable for boys 10-20. A much harder age group I think to make a quilt for.

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  21. I love a book with many projects, especially because it's value for money, leaving me with more to spend on fabric. I'd love to see a couple of 'dolls quilts', and some sort of family tree mini quilt too!

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  22. This looks like a lovely book. I'd love to win a copy. I think Mommarock has a great suggestion of quilts for older boys. I have three boys so that would be great. Thanks for the chance.

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  23. I'd love a book with just wall hanging size projects. I love to hang quilts instead of artwork.

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  24. What a beautiful book! Would love to read about homesteaders and their quilts!

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  25. Great book! If I won this book I couldn't answer that day as I will be at the AQS DM show all four days, probably you will be there also....getting anxious for the show to start. Enjoy your blog site.

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  26. What a wonderful book, definetely on my 'would love to have' list! I would like to see a book that combines historical dolls with a project that reflects the timeframe or doll. these projects could be dolls quilts, pincushions,pockets, hussefs etc. Your historical dolls always inspire me.

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  27. Oh another wonderful book that I would love! I'm in for the draw! I think of things for topics of books all the time, but of course now that you ask I can't think of the list. One thing that I"ve been really drawn to lately is 2 color quilts. Its been a long time since I've seen a good book about 2 color quilts.

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  28. Looks like a great book - thanks for the chance to win! I love Civil War repros and history of that era - so of course I would like to see a book with that.

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  29. Oh how fun it would be to win this great book! Samplers are always fun, it looks like a great book tohave!
    Many Blessings, Linnie

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  30. Ooh, I've had my eye on this book. I'd like to see a new book of doll quilts.

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  31. Oooo...please enter me for a chance to win this beautiful book :) I'd like to see a book with 2 color miniature quilts - small doll-sized quilts.Thanks for your genrosity.
    Smiles, DianeM
    basketblessed@yahoo.com

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  32. thanks so much for the opportunity to win what looks like a fabulous book.
    I would love to see a book containing usefull smaller projects like pin cushions, scissor sheaths etc

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  33. Hi,
    I have tried and tried to leave a comment. Hope this time it works. A lovely give away prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  34. Wow, I can't get a comment posted here! I will try the anonymous thing. Please enter me for a chance to win the book.
    Thanks!
    sheilaholland04@gmail.com

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  35. Pick me! Pick me! I love all things patriotic, would love to see a future book with lots of red, white and blue. Thanks for the chance!

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  36. I'd like to see more antique quilts, not just quilts based on historical patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I love quilts with stitchery and this book looks wonderful.
    I would love to see more bible story type quilts and smaller projects that can be used to decorate the house and give as gifts.

    Debbie

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  38. I loves to check some bags tutorial :) thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. What a beautiful book. I certainly want to make a chance to win this book! It would be nice for a next book to see some (hand-) quilting paterns for sampler quilts!
    Greetings, Hubertine

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  40. Thanks for a chance to win! A book on how to modernize old patterns would interest me.

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  41. Love this book with it's vintage look projects Right down my alley! I would like to see a book showing new interpretations of antique quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this lovely book. Happy stitching!

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  42. Looks like a lovely book. I love books that show different techniques for art quilting.

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  43. How about a book about the fabric mills in New England? I wonder if there are any patterns associated with them...

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  44. Hi Kimber, this looks like a great little book. I'd love to see a book with folk art type dog motif quilts - kind of specialized, I guess. Thanks for another great drawing.

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  45. Naturally, like everybody else, I'd love to win this. What would I like to see? I'd like to see quilts that LOOK complicated, but yet AREN'T complicated.

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  46. Wonderful book - which like the others would like to win. I would like to see a quilt with bed-sized quilts, maybe a historical quilt book with reasons behind the quilt / blocks for some point (civil war, 1800s). There could be a repro version and a modern version of the same quilt.

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  47. I'd like to see some miniture quilts & maybe some dolls :) Barb.

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  48. I'd love to win this book. I grew up in a newly decommissioned one-room schoolhouse. I can still smell the slate chalkboards and the musty old textbooks, all these years later.

    As for what I'd like to see in a quilting book...something that really illustrates how color and fabric choices influence the final quilt. I was so astonished when I took a sampler course how radically different everyone's quilts were. The same quilt, created by ten different people, looked like ten completely different quilts. They were all wonderful, but it made me think about color very differently.

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  49. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book. I would like a book featuring seasonal/holiday wallhangings or table runners.

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  50. I would love to win the book. What a great giveaway! Thank you.

    Theresa W

    foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. Oh my, I would love to win this great book. I'm new to reproduktion fabrics and pattern, and this would be the most perfect way to get started! Maria Denmark

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  52. I'd be honored to win Renee's book, Kimber. Thanks for the chance. I have just decided to decorate in French Flea Market, so a book of ideas in that style would be great.

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  53. This looks like a great book. I would like to see a book giving design ideas for machine quilting. Sometimes I spend more time coming up with a design than I do actually sewing it!
    Thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  54. I would love to win this book. I'd like to see some quilted jackets that you could make from mens oversize shirts, not suit coats. So they would be more light weight. Like a summer weight quilt compared to a winter weight one!

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  55. I dont know if you have done one on ordinary people making quilts. Have their pic along with the quilt they made and maybe a recipe.

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  56. I am a lover of all projects small with a minimal amount of 'fiddling'. But I like Annie's suggestion too, repurposing clothing fabric.
    Beautiful book, would love to see it sitting on my bookshelf sometime soon,
    Tania.

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  57. Lovely quilt book. I would love a chance to win it. I would love to see more appliqued quilts. Those are my favs. Hugs, LJ

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  58. Beautiful book. Would love to win one. I'd like to see a book on how to decorate your home using small vintage doll quilts and reproduction Civil War fabrics. There are quite a few books on making vintage doll quilts, but nothing to show how to use them.

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  59. oh what a perfectly sweet giveaway..either way i'm going to have to have a copy of Renee's delightful book. I love all things vintage and I especially love my collection of vintage toy sewing machines, toys, quilts & naive stitcheries. I would be thrilled if some [or all of these things] could be included in a future quilt book.

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  60. thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous book.

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  61. What a lovely book! I'd like to see a quilt book on French boutis. I've seen them in person and bought a couple books written in French but an English version with detailed "how-to" photos would be awesome!

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner.

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  62. I'd love to win the book, but I'll be out of town and away from the computer and won't be able to confirm. Some lucky person will be getting a wonderful book~ I just returned from a retreat with Jo Morton, so I'm on overload. I'm loving the new quilt books with history about the original quilts that inspired the patterns. Such a great time to be a quilter.

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  63. I would love to win a copy of the book. Renee always designs such lovely vintage inspired projects. I would love to see a book on ideas about how to quilt quilts with embroidery blocks and different projects that use embroidery blocks.

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  64. I love these kinds of books! I would love to see a book on the depression quilts. It's amazing what these women did with what little they had.

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  65. OOoh what a great gift! I love here first book so much...and hope I can join aswell.

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