Thursday, October 16, 2014


It's a wonderful time of year to hold a giveaway for two quilt books that celebrate the splendor of this season! They're also very near and dear to my heart as I had the pleasure of editing them! There will be two winners of this giveaway—one will receive a copy of Dawn Heese's latest title, Autumn Splendor, and one will receive a copy of Betsy Chutchian's latest book, Just Treats, No Tricks. So sit back and take this sneak peak at these two hot-off-the-press titles, then read the details on how to enter this giveaway.

With her signature flair for folk art style and appliqué, Dawn has created seven fall-fresh designs to celebrate this gorgeous season! Appropriately named Autumn Splendor: Folk Art Quilts and Projects, her latest book is filled with lots of eye candy to put you in a fall mood.

Her stunning feature quilt abounds with vases and a cornucopia overflowering with Mother Nature's bounty. All the location photography took place at Dawn's idyllic property in the country. The photographer even managed to capture one of Dawn's furry friends in the cover shot, above. Talk about a terrific photo op!

Here are the other spectacular designs you'll find in Dawn's book. You can read more about them or order a copy of her book at the Kansas City Star Quilts website by clicking here.

The other fun fall book I had the pleasure of working on this past summer is Betsy Chutchian's latest must-read, Just Treats, No Tricks: Bewitching Quilts and More to Celebrate Autumn. Like me, Betsy is a big fan of that festive fall holiday of Halloween. But it's worth noting that this book has much more in store for you than just Halloween-themed projects. It also features LOTS of fall projects to warm your home this season or year-round.

A colorful patch of pumpkins, a fanciful bat make-do pincushions, and cozy quilts in earthy tones cast a bewitching spell in this celebration of autumn joys. 

To find out more about this creative concoction of quilts and more or to order a copy of this book, check out the Kansas City Star Quilts website by clicking here.

Here are the details on how to enter my giveaway. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you love most about fall and what quilt or sewing project you're working on now. This giveaway ends on Sunday at noon central time (October 19). I'll draw random winners and announce them Sunday evening. The winners will then have until this coming Monday at 6 p.m. central time (October 20) to contact me with their mailing address. I ask for them to contact me because some who enter end up being non-comment bloggers, which means your email comes through with no corresponding email address to reply to. If I don't hear from the winners by Monday, a new winner(s) will be drawn. Books will go out to the winners next week! As usual, you do NOT have to be an official Google/Blogger follower to enter but I would like to thank those of you who are for your support by giving you an additional entry. In order to get the extra entry, you need to post a SEPARATE comment since I'll be drawing names via Random Generator.  
Good luck and happy fall to all!