Monday, July 1, 2013

QUILT BOOK GIVEAWAY #1

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! 

90 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I'm not even sure what my favorite color of repro fabric is. At the moment it's purple, but cheddar calls out loudly too. lol! I'm a follower as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I'm a fan of Jo Morton fabrics. I've such a collection, I rarely get to venture out to see others. I did just pick up a Judie R 25th anniversary collection.

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  3. This looks like a fantastic book that I will definitely be adding to my quilting library - even if I don't win your giveaway copy! I think black is my favorite CW reproduction fabric color because it makes all the other colors in the quilt just POP!

    BTW - do these gals have a blog?

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  4. I have been looking forward to this book ever since you blogged about the photo shoot in KC! To that end, my favorite reproduction color is cheddar. There's just something warm and homey feeling about that color!

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  5. I've been an official follower of your blog for ages! Love it!

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  6. I am a Blogger follower (although I think the Blogger name is gone pecan like the Blogger service), so I'm going to take advantage of that as well!

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  7. I have been follower of your for sometime now and really enjoy your blog

    My favorite fabric would be cheddar & purple

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  8. I am a official follower :-D

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  9. This book and the projects look like my style.. would love to win it.

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  10. I,'ve been following your blog for quite some time. Recently switched to Bloglovin to keep up with feeds.

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  11. Looks like a wonderful book. I like all colors in the reporduction fabrics, but drawn to blues first then maybe the reds, oranges, yellows & pinks.

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  12. I'm a follower for quite some time.

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  13. My favorite reproduction color is indigo blue. It just goes with everything, and they had so many wonderful prints on them.

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  14. I have been in their shop many times. They are both lovely ladies. I live about 40 miles away from their small hometown in NW Illinois. Chris

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  15. Chateau Rouge Roche Sylvie at the Fat Quarter Shop is a nice shade of red and interesting design. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  16. This looks like a wonderful book! My favorite reproduction color is purple--especially from 1860s-1870s.

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  17. I'm an official follower from the beginning of your blog I think :)

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  18. This book looks fabulous. I love double pink and blue. Those colors please my eyes and my mood. Hope to win the book, thanks for the chance.

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  19. I've been looking forward to the Kindred Spirits book since I first heard about it. It looks wonderful! I have several go-to colors in my repro projects, but my current favorite is cheddar. It gives a little zing or punch to an otherwise blah project. But purple comes in a close second. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. I'm a follower -- one Iowa quilter enjoying all the wonderful projects and activities you have going on.

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  21. HELLO! LOVE THE DEEP REDS,LIKE IN KATHY SCHMITZ'S "TOWNE SQUARE" COLLECTION.
    THE GIVEAWAY BOOK LOOKS SO NEAT.
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  22. FOLLOW YOU ON GFC AND BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  23. Oh wow that is a very difficult question. Part of why I love the repo fabrics is the rich colors. Pinks, blues, reds, even the blacks ;-)

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  24. I love deep dark red. Just have always loved red!

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  25. I'm a follower!

    chocolatechippers at gmail dot com

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  26. What a wonderful giveaway - I don't have a favorite color either , although cheddar and poison green seem to stand out the most to me. And that blue and brown.

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  27. I love Vicki and Jill and can not wait to see their new book - I'm so excited for them! My favorite color is red - and it seems that many of my quilts have red in them, and also lots of my jewelry!

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm an official follower!

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  29. I love, love double pink , it is perfect for the pink girl in mr!

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  30. This looks like a lovely book. While red is my favourite colour, I just love that unusual pink you get in the 1800's fabrics.

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  31. I am a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Kimber.

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  32. I follow you on Feedly. My favorite is turkey reds - just love reds, I guess! That probably explains the red wall in the family room. But I don't have a color I don't like.

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  33. I really like the reproduction purples and pinks. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  34. Normally, I would say my favorite 19 century reproduction fabric color is blue or pink, but judging from the amount of reproduction brown that I have, I guess I will have to say brown because it looks great either in a quilt or on a china doll.
    Kathy Duncan

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  35. I am a follower. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  36. I have to pick just one?! That's a really tough choice. I guess it would be red since its the color I have the most prints in.

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  37. I am a follower of your blog.

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  38. My favorite reproduction fabric color is the brown family including rust....Jo's Spice Market is a dream collection for me! Also Toasted! I've been looking forward to getting to a shop where I can page through this book....it looks yummy!

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  39. I am a follower and enjoy your blog. If I only had to name one favorite color it would be red...reproduction reds run the gamut and always add a punch to any project.

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  40. I'm always drawn to the cheddar in antique quilts, but I've been using a lot of browns lately, so it's a toss-up! lol Thanks for the chance at this wonderful book!

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  41. And I'm a very happy follower! :o)

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  42. What a nice giveaway - thanks for the chance! My favourite repro colour is poison green but only at the moment - just because I am making a quilt full of it!
    Hilda

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  43. And I am a keen follower :)
    Hilda

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  44. My favorite color in any type of fabric is red, but like it best in reproductions type fabrics.

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  45. I buy every poison green repro I can find. I love it! The book looks like a good one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. My favorite color is cheddar!

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  47. My favorite repro color is red. Thanks so much for the giveaway-their new book looks awesome!!

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  48. This looks like a wonderful book. I really like chedder. It works with so many other colors.

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  49. I'm a follower too, and love all repro fabrics. Love from Paris

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  50. I love the blue/grey fabrics, that go so well with other colours.

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  51. What a lovely book. I have added it to my wish list as reproductions are a favorite of mine. I, too, am a follower. Thank you for a chance on this giveaway. Faith Swanson

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  52. This looks like such a wonderful book to look through and enjoy over and over again.
    My favorite reproduction colors...even though I'm not particularly fond of greens in general, I do love the reproduction dark olive. But even more than that, I'd choose the blacks. I'd love to do a quilt in the black, pink and purples, with just small bits of cranberry reds.

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  53. Well,since red is my favourite color, it's only natural that my reproduction stash has a lot of red, plus shirting

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  54. What a great book! Do I really need to select just one favorite color? Adding black to the quilt will make all colors pop!! I am a follower =)

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  55. My favorite reproduction fabrics are the browns and golds. They add richness and warmth to a quilt.

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  56. I'm also an official follower! Thank you for a second opportunity to win.

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  57. I like the black fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  58. I am a follower as well.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  59. This looks like a great book. I will be anxious to check it out.

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  60. This looks like a great book, thanks for the give away! I love many reproduction colors, but my favorite is cheddar!

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  61. I love turkey red or any red. Blue is another favorite, cadet blue especially. Actually I like them all. Thanks for the chance to win, looks like a great book.

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  62. wonderful book ! I love repro fabrics ; friendship of France .

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  63. Hi! I am a official follower! I love the blues, creams, & browns. Don't know why, just love them!!
    Thanks!

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  64. I'm looking forward to the BOM for this quilt from Homestead Hearth! Really love all repro fabrics, red, blue, purple, cheddar, etc.

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  65. I love the reproduction fabric. I would say the blue. It looks like a great book. Thanks, for the giveaway. Nancy P.

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  66. I'm one of your blog followers. Nancy P.

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  67. Beautiful book! I would love to win...it's just my style. :)

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  68. I like all the colors, but the brighter ones are my favorite, particularly the blues.

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  69. My favorite reproduction colors are the browns and tans. Not colors that I would normally choose for a project, but they give a warmth to the rest of the repo fabrics.

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  70. I love blue, red, and tans. I like an antiqued Americana look.

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  71. Oh, I love a lot of the reproduction colours but my all time favourite would be the plum colours/shades.
    Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  72. Thanks Kimber for a second chance at the give-away...I am definitely a follower!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  73. Sew hard to choose a favorite color but I am going to say red - all the lovely, different shades.

    I am not a "follower" but a "faithful" reader of your blog.

    Happy 4th,
    Charlotte S.

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  74. Love Pink, & the blue to go with.
    I am a follower as well now.
    Kathy b,,(your pwsc friend)

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