Wednesday, April 25, 2012

HOLIDAY QUILT BOOK GIVEAWAY


It's not to early to start your holiday projects, and my most recent quilt book editing project is brimming with inspiring ideas to help spark your creativity. Memories of Christmas Past by Betsey Langford and Carolyn Nixon is hot off the press this month. Former quilt shop owners, the design duo originally created this quilt as a block-of-the-week project (yes, you heard that right, a block of the WEEK!).


Dressed in the classic yuletide colors of green and red, this spectacular sampler quilt is based on traditional designs. Each of the 12 sampler blocks features a Nine-Patch twist, and the quilt center spotlights five dazzling paper-pieced Poinsettia blocks.


As you make the quilt, you can travel back to a simpler time with 12 nostalgic journal entries written by Carolyn. Capturing the joy of simple pleasures and handmade comforts, they recall her childhood memories of growing up in the Ozarks in the 1950s. Need a creative holiday gift idea? In addition to the feature quilt, this 96-page book also includes six smaller companion projects—a memories journal, a framed quilt block, a throw pillow, a star-studded table runner, a quick and easy quilted throw, and a dazzling embroidered snowflake design.

I'd love to share a copy of this beautiful book with one of you, so I'm giving one away! Anyone can enter this giveaway. You do NOT have to be an official follower. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about your favorite holiday project—whether past or present. This giveaway will end on Tuesday, May 1st, at NOON central time. I'll draw the winner randomly and announce the name later that night. The winner will then have until Thursday, May 3rd, at noon central time to contact me with her/his mailing address. Best of luck to all who enter! And if you'd like to order the book, go to the Kansas City Star Quilt Books website here.

31 comments:

  1. This looks like such a beautiful book. I always love Christmas and the warm colors in red and green. My favorite projects are making table runners for the different seasons of the year. Thanks for sharing a copy.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt... oh my goodness it is just gorgeous. I am sure the rest of the book is just as wonderful. Please please enter me into the giveaway. I would love a chance to win. My favorite Christmas project was a quilt I made several years ago that looks like a sampler in the shape of a tree. I added crystals to it and hang in on a wall during the holidays that gets spot lighting.

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  3. This looks a great book!
    Every Christmas I make a quilt to mark the event! I suppose I'll have to stop soon or start giving them away!!

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  4. What a wonderful book and gorgeous quilt ! I love to make different table toppers for the holidays . Thanks for a chance to win your book.

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  5. I think my favorite Christmas project, now that it's finished is a Twelve Days of Christmas wall hanging. However, it took me about ten years to complete (working now and then) and many mental blocks to overcome! Thanks for the chance on your giveaway!!!

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  6. The book looks wonderful. My favorite holiday projects are my Birds of a Feather stitched Christmas designs.

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  7. This quilt is beautiful! I have always thought that I would like to make a Christmas quilt. My favorite Christmas projects are stockings that I made from my Grandpa's neck ties. Thanks so much for the chance to win - I am going to have to have this book!

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  8. I'd love the chance to win this book! I think my favorite Christmas project was the year I made stockings for my DH and I to hang by the chimney. We still use them to this day.

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  9. Looks like a fun and enjoyable book! My favorite Christmas project was probably the tree skirt I made when I was first married.

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  10. Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite projects were the 2 quilts I made for my grandchildren last year. They loved them..

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  11. Looks like a great book. My favorite project was actually made by my mother for me. It is a quilted tree skirt. Hope to finish a table runner for this Christmas.

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  12. I love making Christmas stitchery wall hangings as gifts. At the moment I am making Tis The Season, a bigger wall quilt for us to keep. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  13. Thanks for sharing! My favorite project was a christmas log cabin quilt I made for my secret sister at church, and better yet, was her reaction!

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  14. My favorote projects are the memories and pictures of my boys making gingerbread houses. It was such fun! Would love to win the book. Love your blog.
    Maddy

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  15. Looks like a lovely book!
    My favourite Christmas project I have made is a Bali tree skirt. It is in a skewed log cabin style, and I was so pleased when I figured out how to make it.
    Thanks!❤

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  16. It looks like a nice book to have in your quilt library. I am not a fan of smapler quilts but this one is stunning.

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  17. What a beautiful quilt and what looks to be a wonderful book. One that I will have to get. It is hard to say my favorite Christmas project. Love them all for different reasons and memories...Right now I'd say one I'm working on now, The Night Before Christmas quilt....

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  18. I love everything about Christmas and has a lot of Christmas quilts. My favorite Christmas project is two quilts I made last Christmas as gifs for my two children. I had such fun making them and the look in their eyes when they opend their presents is a very good memory. I would love to win this book as it seems to have a lot of great projects :)

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  19. I'm about to start my first christmas quilt, so this is my present/future memory :) The book looks like it would be inspiring!

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  20. Just saw this book on line. Looks awesome and... I just found your blog will be adding yours to my favorites. Thanks, Karin E. :)

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  21. My favorite project was made years ago when I participated in a block swap with a group of 12 friends - we each made 12 identical blocks to swap and ended up with one from each participant. It was so much fun! And now I have the memory of those friendships when I pill out my Christmas quilt each hear.

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  22. Oh, I'd love to be entered, so thanks for the opportunity! And my favorite quilted holiday project (so far) is the little crazy quilted stockings I once made for some Victorian loving friends. I just love finding the right embellishments for crazy quilted pieces!

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  23. I love to make small applique quilts to hang on the front door to depict what holiday we are in. I love getting a chance to win your wonderful book. Thanks.

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  24. Kimber, Valentines is my favorite holiday however I make a lot of ornaments for Christmas. I have started a tradition of making an ornament for Christmas for each one of my kids (dating them which is nice as well). They now have quite the collection for when they get their own home and start their own family. Thanks for the opportunity. Hugs, Mary A.

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  25. What a wonderful book. I new to quilting and I think this year I'm going to make a Christmas wall hanging :)

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    1. Oh, how I would love to win the book! My favorite Christmas project is a red and green antique quilt I reproduced from a Great American Quilts 1991 book.

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  26. I working on Bunny Hills Snowbound. Maybe this year it will be ready for Christmas. Would love to have that book.

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  27. I am working on " Twas The Night before Christmas" from Crabapple Hill Studio.

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  28. My all-time favorite Christmas quilt that I have made is "Welcome to the North Pole". It's heavily embellished and I machine quilted it, an accomplishment in itself!! The bool looks great and thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  29. My favourite holiday projects are Christmas wallhangings, which I love to use to decorate at Christmas, they are not too fussy but create that holiday feel around the house. Thankyou for an opportunity to win your giveaway, I'll keep my fingers crossed!!

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  30. My favorite holiday project is a stitchery I made for my daughter; it combined two of her favorite things, Christmas & penguins. It's my favorite because she loves it so much, she keeps it out on her mantel all year long!

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