Thursday, August 16, 2012

QUILT BOOK GIVEAWAY


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

As a book editor with Kansas City Star, I recently got to work on a fun project with Linen Closet Quilts designer Dawn Heese. It's hard to imagine but Dawn actually produced two quilt books this year! I honestly don't know how she managed to get it all done. Her latest title—Inspired: A 21st-Century Twist on 19th-Century Favorites—was inspired by the timeless charm of 19th-century quilt designs. To update them for today's quilters, Dawn put her own unique design twist on each. The book features six new quilts, including four stunning appliquéd beauties—one featuring wool appliqué. I particularly love her Laurel quilt, which spotlights nine variations on the classic wreath design. I don't want to give too much away as I hope you will check out the book yourself when it's posted to our website here


To celebrate the release of Dawn's new book, I'm giving away a copy! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about your favorite quilt design. You do NOT need to be an official follower of my blog to enter, and international entries are welcome. For those of you who are official followers, I do want to thank you for your support with an extra entry. To get your additional entry, simply post an additional comment letting me know that you are an official follower. This giveaway will end this coming Tuesday, August 21, at noon central time. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, August 22, and she/he will have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear back by then, I will draw another name. Good luck to all! And in the meantime, check out all the other great new releases from Kansas City Star Quilts, such as Maggie Bonanomi's A Day at Sunny Brook, here. As usual, Maggie delights with a multitude of projects ranging from sachets and samplers to pincushions and hooked rugs. I can't decide which one to make first! 

104 comments:

  1. If the cover photo is any indication, Dawn's latest book looks wonderful! Sign me up for the giveaway~

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    1. Woops. . . Didn't leave my favorite quilt design. I love LeMoyne Stars. Any size will do~ Combos of colors or all the same. I'm not picky!

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  2. The new book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I must say that my favortie quilts are appliqued quilts. The symmetry of tradtional applique to the whimsey in folk art appliqued quilts they just touch my heart.

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  4. I hate being the first to post, but I don't win anyway, so what the hay! hahaha. I like stars and pinwheel quilts. I love applique, but I don't have the patience to do a lot of that.

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  5. Maybe I won't be first after all! I am an official follower.

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  6. I am an officical follower of your blog. I love the variety of things you blog about, they are always so interesting!

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  7. I just love star blocks any kind. They just make me happy.

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  8. I'm an official follower of your blog! ;->

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  9. This book looks to be right up my alley! The cover is beautiful.
    If I must choose a favorite, it would be the simple four patch.

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  10. My favorite quilt design is a sampler and also log cabin. Thanks for the generous giveaway! ;->

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  11. Stars of any kind. I just love them.

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  12. I'm a follower, thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. My favorite quilt design would be anything English Paper pieced. I love hand piecing quilts. Not so much hand quilting them LOL. Just the piece work to me is Peace work.

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  14. It's hard to pick a favorite quilt design. I like stars, and 9 patch. Pinwheels are fun too. Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks awesome.

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  15. I really am a fan of the lone star pattern but that doesn't stop me from loving many other patterns as well.

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  16. I'm a follower! (Not a creepy stalker...just a follower - lol!)

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  17. Thanks so much for the chance to win - I love Dawn's designs. My favorite are log cabin quilts laid out in the barn raising pattern. But, I also love baskets. And a good churn dash, and a zillion others!

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  18. I'm now an official Follower of your blog.

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  19. Thank you for the chance to win this new book... it looks like a good one! My favorite quilt block is the churn dash.

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  20. Thanks for the heads up on all the new books as well as Inspired. I love the quilt on the far left of the cover. My favorite quilt block is any of the basket block variations.

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  21. baltimore album style quilts are my all-time favorite! I love Dawn's designs, thanks for the chance to win this new book!

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  22. My favorite quilt design is scrappy pueced, with a touch of appliqué, and I am also very fond of wool appliqué.

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  23. Love the new books...and I like and prefer applique quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  24. This book looks terrific, Kimber. My favorite quilt pattern, simple as it is, is the 9 patch.

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  25. Looks like a fun book! My favorite designs are New York Beauties, and anything that you can do with scraps, but I like most everything! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. And I'm already a follower! :)

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  27. Looks like a great book. My favorite kind of quilts is those with applique. I love doing needleturn using all my scraps to make a quilt.

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  28. And I am a follower and have had you on my blogroll list for a long time :)

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  29. Stars. Anything with stars makes me happy.

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  30. I follow your blog with my Google Reader!

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  31. Just the cover of Dawn's book is inspiring! I love the simplicity of squares in a quilt. Just using different fabrics gives so many different looks.

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  32. I'm a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  33. The book looks a must for my bookshelf whether I win or not.
    My favorite block is basket block.

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  34. And yes I'm a follower toooooo.

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  35. This looks a great book!
    I love flying geese!!

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  36. The book cover looks gorgeous. So tempting. My Favourite blocks are all star blocks but I do love applique too. All things repro.
    Thankyou for the chance to win

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  37. When I see the cover of a book I know right away if the book is excellent and for this I think I'm not mistaken! It would be well for me in France!
    Sit in a chair with a cup of tea and turn the pages several times ....
    What happiness! Mamifleur

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  38. It's so hard to pick a favorite quilt design. I've always been drawn to Dresden Plates so I'll pick that one for now!

    The center book cover applique quilt has definitely caught my eye!

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  39. One of my favorites is the Fan. I love applique so many designs are my "favorite" depending on the day.

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  40. I am an official follower too!!

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  41. I love the Pinwheel Block and Log Cabin. Thanks for the chance, the cover of the book is inspiring!!

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  42. I follow your blog via Google Reader - thanks for a second chance to win!

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  43. My favorite quilt design--baskets. I love basket patches and basket appliques and basket embroidery. Pretty book!

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  44. That looks like such a cool book! a friend of mine took classes in person from Dawn -- she sounds like a neat designer! As for my favorite quilt design -- gosh, that's hard to narrow down! I love applique, and I love English paper piecing. So maybe Tumbling Blocks or a Baltimore Album. :D

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  45. I love the new book. I do love applique but favorite quilt design of all time are Small Baskets! Oh heck take that back any basket.
    Love love love the new book.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. My favorite quilt design? Hmm...I would have to say my favorite is ocean waves.

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  47. Thank you for a second chance to win. I am a follower.

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  48. Hmmmm, I have to pick just one. That's like asking me which piece of chocolate I want first. I adore original applique, but my favorites are usually crazies and grandmother's fans. They are however much like chocolate - all good.

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  49. I think I am a follower twice - by email and by blog - not sure how that happened???

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  50. Great cover, anxious to see the book. Love the applique.

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  51. Another great quilt book....where to put it hmmmmmm!!! My favorite quilt design is probably scrappy log cabin or ohio Star. But who can pick just one.....

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  52. Love your blog and I especially liked the post about your grandmother.
    My favorite block is the humble nine patch as it can be used in so many different ways with other blocks.

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  53. Beautiful looking book! I love pineapple blocks. Thanks for the chance.

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  54. My favorite is wool applique. Thanks for the chance to win the new boook by Dawn, love her stuff.

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  55. Oh, I've been looking for some applique inspiration (appliqued quilts are favorites of mine, especially Baltimore Album style quilts!), so I'd love to be entered!

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  56. What a good looking book! Thanks for this give away...greetings from the Netherlands.

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  57. It looks like a great book. My favorite quilting design are the pieced blocks with appliqued borders. I haven't made any quilts like that, but they are on my to do list.

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  58. I follow your blog through Google Reader.

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  59. Both books look great. I have a hard time picking a fav quilt pattern but I love me a good log cabin or pineapple or...or...or. I tend toward traditional quilts and those with a zillion pieces.

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  60. I like to make allover geometric patchwork with primary, secondary and tertiary designs. One day I intend to make a 4 inch fractured LeMoyne star that satisfies me. One day, I will do applique with patchwork too. This book would help in those efforts.

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  61. I love the look of appliqué and enjoy doing wool appliqué since it is less time consuming. This book looks lovely. Hugs Kimbers from Mary A.

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  62. Kimber, I am a follower of your blog. I love reading your updates as they are interesting as well as inspirational. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Mary a.

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  63. I've been a follower of your blog for AGES!

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  64. I'm a huge fan of old traditional quilt blocks - especially when I shrink them down a bit - like log cabins. Not loving the new 'modern quilt' movement!

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  65. Currently, I really like the School House block. I hope to make one for myself someday, in vintage-look fabrics. This looks like a great book!

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  66. I follow your blog, on my blog.

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  67. Thanks for being such a great blogger. My favorite block is a Spider Web, I love vintage scrappy, and they use every scrap. Thanks or the chance to win!

    Donna H

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  68. My favorite quilt design is appliqué, I also love making scrappy quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. It's hard to narrow my favorite quilt designs down to one, so I'll say anything with applique. Kathy

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  70. I am an official follower of your blog.

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  71. It would be hard to pick my favorite quilt block. I love quilts with lots of little pieces, but I would say that LeMoyne Stars are my favorite. A classic pattern. Which is why I'm excited for this book...I love the classic quilt patterns, updated and made my own. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  72. I am also a subscriber to your blog!

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  73. I am in love with hexagons right now. It changes with the next great quilt I see, however!! I have a list of quilt to try in my "new" retirement phase. I retired once, when my oldest was born. I was a home economics teacher for middle school/high school. Had him in May of that year & then did not go back to teaching--stayed home to raise him & his little brother. They both bought homes this year & last one moves at the end of August!! What will I do now???? sing/dance/quilt/party/shop/quilt..........

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  74. I also follow your blog--fun to see the side of the quilt business from a writer. Have also added a few books to the list after visiting your blog!! Thanks for the fun!! Judy

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    1. oops--I am not a subscribed follower--I come over from Stray Threads to read your blog. sorry

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  75. Hi, have followed forever on Google Reader and just clicked on "follow" :-). I want that book!! If I could only pick one block it would have to be Schoolhouse.

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  76. My current favorite type is vintage, then there's applique, followed by stars, especially Ohio Stars. I really have so many favorites it's hard to pick just one. Dawn's new book looks so interesting would love to win.

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  77. I am a follower and enjoy reading your posts.

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  78. The humble 4 or 9 patch are my favorites....I just am drawn to them in any form! This looks to be a great book....I love the vintage quilts, and from her cover, it looks like she stayed true to them, even with her own spin. Nice!

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  79. And, of course, I'm a happy follower! Love your blog!

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  80. Hi Kimber,
    I'm not an official follower of your blog, but a very loyal one! Love each of your posts. My favorite blocks are basket ones, lots of variety, and I love them all. Hope to win the book, thanks for offering it!
    maddy

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  81. I'm a follower and love your blog!

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  82. Hi Kimber!
    My favorite quilt design is my own Itty
    Bity! And Mae Flowers too!
    I would love to win Dawn's book!

    Brenda...the Farmer's Dotter

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  83. Loyal/official follower of your blog. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity! I love sampler quilts, because it is difficult for me to pick just one block. But, if I had to pick a favorite block, it would be Farmer's Daughter, which I am through and through. Thanks again,

    Lori

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    1. I received your follow-up note, Lori. I did receive your earlier entries. My blog is set up so I have to review the comments before they publish. I feel this is the best set-up to prevent any unwarranted comments from publishing automatically. Because I work during the day, it's not unusual that I don't get to my comments until the evening hours. I tried to reach you by email but noticed that you are non-reply blogger, so there was no email address with your note.

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  84. Loyal/official follower of your blog. I love the book. Thanks for the opportunity! I love sampler quilts, because it is difficult for me to pick one block. But if I had to pick just one, it would be the Farmer's Daugher, which I am through and through. Thanks again,

    Lori

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  85. I loved hexies :) GFG is my favorite.

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  86. I am an occ. reader, but always enjoy the postings that I read and spend way too much time brousing! I am interested in the free book! Like I need any more, but love to leaf through the pages at all the beauty!

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