Monday, July 8, 2013

QUILT BOOK GIVEAWAY #2

THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED AT NOON ON 7/11/13; ANY ENTRIES AFTER THAT WERE NOT COUNTED

It's time for quilt book giveaway #2! I recently had the pleasure of editing Tara Darr's latest book on wool appliqué and patchwork quilts. As most of you know, I'm a huge wool fan, so it was a thrill working on this project with Tara and I'm so delighted with the results.


In the book, Tara shows you how to spice up your quilts with a cozy mix of wool hexagons, stars, blooms, and much more. The designs are a great way to put your scrap basket of cotton and wool fabrics to use! Whether you love the classic charm of the Rose of Sharon block, the delightful whimsy of Dresden Plates, or the twinkling splendor of Texas Stars, you'll find the perfect project in this medley of 11 small scrappy projects. Yes, all of the quilts are delightfully small! Here's a glimpse of the back cover, which showcases snippets of the book projects:


The book not only contains projects but a handy wool appliqué primer covering all the basics you'll need to create beautiful wool-on-cotton quilts. I regularly receive emails from blog readers with questions about working with wool. This section should be a terrific resource for those of you who are interested in working with this wondrous fiber. If you'd like to find out more about Tara's book, go to the Kansas City Star Quilt books website here

I'd like to give away a copy of this book, which is a must-have for any wool lover! To help spread the wealth, I'll also draw a second name this time, and that winner will receive eight 5" squares of some of my favorite wools picked from my own wool stash (PLEASE NOTE: the wool will be the second winner's prize, not a copy of the book as I only have one of the books to give 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 Blogger 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 kinds of wool projects you like or would like to make. If you have any favorite tips for working with wool, please share those as well so that other blog visitors may learn from your wisdom. International entries are welcome. This giveaway will end on this Thursday, July 11, at NOON central time. I'll draw the winner randomly and announce the name that evening. The winner will then have until Friday, July 12, at midnight 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!

47 comments:

  1. This looks like a fantastic book! Incorporating wool into a quilt has always attracted me...it adds a texture, dimension and warmth to any cotton quilt and I am excited to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  2. All kinds of projects with wool and cotton!

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  3. I really enjoy working with wool. Never matter that it makes me itch like crazy. I enjoy doing wool applique most. The ability to applique without having to turn edges makes the process so much easier and quicker.

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  4. I can not wait to see Tara's new book - I love all of her projects, and I know these will not disappoint. I love any wool applique projects - and have several that I'm working on now, and one that I need to go pick up from a machine quilter. And, I ordered some wool this morning! Now I better get off of this computer and get to stitching!

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  5. I am an official follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. I would love a copy of Tara's new book. I enjoy working with wool I have not pieced a lot with it usually I do wool applique.
    I just noticed your flight of fancy pincushion on your sidebar I love the little bird so sweet.

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  7. I love the look of wool and have used some of my wee stash to embellish quilts. I'd love to make a table topper with applique pieces using wool. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. I follow you via GFC and Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance!!

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  9. Oh I saw this book and have it on my wish list! Thanks for the giveaway! The wool sounds nice too!

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  10. I have Tara's book on small quilts and have just loved it to pieces!! I am a paper piecer and have just started working with wool--so this would be fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway!!Judy

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  11. Wool is my passion and this book looks to be fantastic!

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  12. I am a new quilter and have always been fascinated with wool!

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  13. I am a follower and I love wool too! Just a little applique on a couple of corners brings the quilt up a new level . I find coloring book pages to be helpful to use as patterns resource. They can always be shrunk or enlarged.

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  14. FOLLOW >BLOG LOVIN'

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  15. HELLO! THIS WOULD BE A "WOOL FIRST" FOR ME! LOVE TO TRY IT! HAVE WORKED WITH FELT,BUT ONLY FOR CRAFTS. THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  16. I've yet to work with wool, but I've been patiently waiting for Tara's book so that I can start a project. The book looks fabulous, I love anything that Tara does.

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  17. I love your blog and I've been following you for quite some time.

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  18. Just started attending a wool class, the woolly wenches. Our first project was a wool applique with a cotton border, lots of fun! I'd love to win this book!

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  19. What a lovely book! I'm fond of penny rugs, so I must make time to make one some day. To keep your blanket stitches even, you can machine stitch a row of basting stitches 1/4" from the edge of your wool, the length of the stitch matching the size blanket stitch you want. Use the basting stitches as a guide, then pull them out.

    I love the mixture of cotton and wool, and have wondered about proper technique when mixing the fibers.

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  20. This book looks lovely. I haven't really used wool before. I have been given a lovely pin cushion made by a friend and have seen several on blogs. I would love to try one myself to get started with wool.

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  21. I'm a follower of your lovely blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  22. I just found your blog from "cottons 'n wool" blog. Am I glad I did. I have just started working with wool; I took a class the end of April for beginners and I love it! But I can find supplies but nothing written for instructions or help. This book would be a godsend.
    I can find fabric and patterns and kits but no written knowledge.
    I will visit your blog often.

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  23. What a wonderful book! I love doing applique quilting & love it more using wool. I don't have any tips to offer but always treasure any advice/tips/techniques I find.
    Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  24. I love applique but I have not used wool, it always looks so lovely though.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  25. I am definity a follower....love your blog!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

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  26. I am a follower of yours. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win that book. :)

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  27. I love wool applique. 2 BOM with wool applique are in progress right now. Would love to win a copy of Tara's book.

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  28. I am a follower. Would be very happy with 2nd prize, always love new wool in my stash.

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  29. Tara is a sweetheart, met her when she had a booth at the AQS show in Des Moines, and I would love to win her new book. I love mixing wool and repros. A tip for wool, that I like, is to use Steam a Seam2 to adhere your wool before you blanket stitch. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  30. I also follow your blog-love it!!!

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  31. I have seen some wonderful wall hangings made with wool. I would love to give them a try.

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  32. I would love to win this book as it is on my wish list. I love wool and if I remember correctly, Kimber started wool projects when I saw your owl pincushion. Adorable. Thx Mary ?

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  33. I also follow your blog. Thx again. Mary A.

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  34. I am a shepherdess, weaver and a quilter. I've always wanted to try and blend the two with a wool wall hanging, maybe even one dedicated to my sheep hobby. The book would give me the incentive to give it a try.

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  35. I follow your blog. I love working with wool. Would love to win a copy of the book. Nancy P.

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  36. I would love to win. I have made wall hangings using wool applique and want to make a snowman one for winter.

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  37. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! I just love wool applique too! Love your blog - thanks for doing such a great job! Catherine Z.

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  38. Well, I am a WOOL MOTH. I eat it up. I do a lot of small projects. I also do a lot of wool dying. I love your blog. And follow it.
    The small things I do are easy to pick up and
    take with me. I have lots of nice little gifts to give at years end. Barb Keep the fun comming.Bats08@comcast.net Little Rock, Ark.

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  39. Hi Kimber, I would love a chance to win the book as I love the look of wool in quilts, and love the feel of the wool. I'd be quite happy to win 2nd place as well, but always feel like a winner when I read a new blog post-love your writing and photography! Thanks for both!

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  40. This looks like a great book.thank you for the chance

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  41. I have used wool on quilts, pillows and making pincushions. I took a class with Lisa Bongean and that was very helpful. The book looks like a great one. Thanks for sharing.

    Charlotte S.

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