Monday, July 1, 2013


My latest quilt book editing project has now been released, so it's time for another quilt book giveaway! We were thrilled to have sisters and quilt designers, Jill Shaulis and Vicki Olsen, write their first book for us. Since 1992, they've shared their passion for traditional quilts through their quilt shop and pattern business, Yellow Creek Quilt Designs, known for its warm 1800s reproduction prints and wool. Now they celebrate their mutual love of these classic quilts in their new book, aptly titled Kindred Spirits: Celebrating Pieces of the Past. That's a childhood photo of the two on the cover below!

As you can see from the cover, Jill and Vicki (pictured below in the photo I took of them at the photo shoot earlier this year) love working with 1800s reproduction prints and weave them into their quilts beautifully. They were a delight to work with, and their quilts are gorgeous. The book cover features two quilts from the book, which contains 13 cozy projects ranging from bed-size quilts and wall hangings to table runners and framed art. In an earlier post, I wrote about the photo shoot for the book, which took place in a grand old home in Kansas City. You can read more about it here.

You can see more of the book's enchanting projects on the back cover!

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 Blogger follower who shows up in the follower list in my blog sidebar at right, but if you are an official follower, you are welcome to a second entry as a thank you for your support--simply enter a SEPARATE comment telling me you're an official follower. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite color of reproduction 1800s fabric is and why. International entries welcome. This giveaway will end on Thursday, July 4, at NOON central time. I'll draw the winner randomly and announce the name on July 5. The winner will then have until Saturday, July 6th, at noon central time to contact me with her/his mailing address. If I don't hear from him/her by then, I will draw another name. Best of luck to all who enter! And if you'd like to find out more about this charming book, go to the Kansas City Star Quilt Books website here.

Be sure to come back next week when I'll be giving away another terrific quilt book that I edited!