Thursday, October 16, 2014

FALL QUILT BOOK GIVEAWAY

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!

56 comments:

  1. I love all the colors of fall here in Ohio. It's awesome sweatshirt weather. Right now I am working on Celtic Solstice (last year's mystery quilt with Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville Snips and Quips.) I only have four more rows and my king sized quilt top will be complete. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Yikes--first comment! I love the colors of fall!

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  3. And I'm a happy follower of yours too! :)

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  4. I love the way fall smells, sounds, and looks - it's my very favorite season of all! Two great quilt books - I'd love to own either one of them! Thanks for the chance - you get to work with the BEST authors & designers!

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  5. I love the cooler weather. I am currently making clothing for my children that they requested.

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  6. Dawn's book looks like it has some gorgeous projects in it. That little bat is very cute. We don't do Halloween here in Australia but the shops are trying very hard to change us!

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  7. I am a happy follower of your blog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, Kimber.

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  8. HAPPY TO FOLLOW >BLOG LOVIN' !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. HI, love the trees in all their Autumn splendor of reds+golds! Like quilting a wall hanging with those same shades of red+gold in leaf blocks! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  10. I love everything about fall: cooler temperatures, trick-or-treaters, the changing colors, the mums, hot chocolate. I like Autumn Splendor.

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  11. I love the changing of the colors on the trees & cooler nights.
    I am currently working on " LUCY " a 25 patch quilt in orange , black and gray :-D

    Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway :-D

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  12. We do not experience fall here in central Florida. It's either summer or winter Si I pretend we have fall ans decorate the house. I am working upon a baby quilt right now

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  13. Good evening...oooh..what a wonderful giveaway. I wish I had time to make all the beautiful quilts there are to make. Right now I am finishing up a Primitive Quilts pattern with black cat and pumpkins. Hope to get it basted up tomorrow and finished this weekend. I think the colors of Fall are the best...and the mums..and of course PUMPKINS!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  14. Fall is my favorite season and I love the crispness in the air and all the colorful trees before they lose their leaves. Right now I'm working on a little quilt from the book 101 Fabulous Small quilts. Both books being offered look wonderful!

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  15. I love visiting the apple orchards in the fall. We just came back today from a trip to Wisconsin and enjoyed driving back thru winding roads encased by wonderful autumn colors. It was enchanting! :)

    I am working on a wool candle mat made from recycled clothing in autumn colors and theme. It really makes the changes in temps seem more welcome. :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter for these lovely books. Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year...

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  16. I love the coolness in the air, the lack of bugs (I live in Minnesota). We've had a couple of bonfires to enjoy the cool nights. I'm currently working on a baby quilt, using cheery 30's fabrics against a white background.

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  17. Only one favorite thing? It would probably have to be the smell of autumn in the air: the first wisps of wood smoke from the fire, the fallen leaves, the clean sweet air probably from the 'over-ripening' fruit, and the smell of the kitchen since we are now indoors more.
    And, I am still working on my Cathedral Window quilt that you can see here http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/2014/06/cathedral-window-update.html
    (I am like the tortoise:)

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  18. I love the beautiful fall colors here in MN. Currently I am working on my Peace and Unity quilt and a friendship star quilt. The books look lovely! I would love to win. Thanks!

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  19. I follow your blog and enjoy it thanks for the chance to win. I also love the crisp fall weather in MN, perfect for snuggling under a warm quilt and enjoying a hot cup of tea. I am making a wool quilt out of recycled 100% wool jackets. Its my make do, reuse or do without quilt, it will be twin size with a flannel backing. Have a great day!

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  20. I love the crisp cool air. Both books are wonderful

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  21. I LOVE everything about fall, it's my very favorite time of year. The beautiful colors, the cool crisp air, the smell of cinnamon and composition notebooks. Sorry I couldn't pick just 1 thing. Thanks for the opportunity to win. ;->

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  22. I'm a follower through Bloglovin.

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  23. Hello dear I am a happy followers of yours ..
    I love both the books so much.
    I love fall so much and it's my fav time of the year..I love fall colors and falling leaves..and at the moment I am working on a sewing quilted bag.
    Thank you xx

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  24. I love the Fall colors, love seeing the colorful trees, pumpkins & mums.

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  25. The mums ~ big, beautiful masses of mums! Now that the weather has cooled down, I'm back hand quilting my daughter's overdue wedding quilt, a Many Trips Around the World.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  26. I have been eyeing both of these books - they both look so perfect, especially for the season. Funny you should ask what we are working on...fall is my favorite time of year and I just had to start a small project for the season. It has pieced stars (orange/tan/black) and using wool...a tall pumpkin and sunflower! Thanks for the chance to win - will be keeping my fingers crossed!

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  27. What I love most about fall is the crisp morning air and colors of the fall leaves. I am currently working on a monochromatic challenge project in blues for our local quilt group. The big reveal of all our projects will be in Dec at our Christmas party.

    Thank you for a chance to win two great books!

    Barbara bfiresheets@bellsouth.net

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  28. I am a current follower of your blog and enjoy reading your posts. :o)

    bfiresheets@bellsouth.net

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  29. One of the things I love most about fall is that it always inspires me to make pretty quilts in a beautiful array of colors. Oh my, those books sure look gorgeous.

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  30. The best part of fall is the cool crisp mornings, the change of color (I wish in AZ,) and then there is my favorite holiday...Halloween! Oh, and pumpkin cookies and Thanksgiving dinner, etc, etc. Right now I am working on a fall miniature quilt designed by Lori Smith using cotton and wool.

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  31. I love the crispness in the air and the color of leaves. Then when they fall I love raking them into piles. Hopefully my grandson is around to jump in them and hide then throw them up in the air and watch them fall.

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  32. I love the fall colors & am working on a Jo Morton quilt!

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  33. I love the colder weather to stay indoors and quilt. I just went to PIQF and am going to start on two appliqué project kits that I bought!

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  34. I love the changing colors of the leaves, crisp air, fall soups and slowing down after a busy summer. I'm working on Christmas stockings for my family.

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  35. I've been a follower of your blog for ages!

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  36. In sw Louisiana we get about two weeks of fall weather, but we do enjoy it! Right now I'm finishing up a sweet dress and jacket for my youngest grand girl. Thanks for the sweet giveaway

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  37. I live in Mexico, and even here, October brings a change in colors and temperature. --Gabrielle

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  38. Comment2: I am a new follower. Cheers!

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  39. Autumn .... I love this season so much. The air seems to crackle with energy, and the smell of wood smoke lingers throughout the air. Pumpkins, corn stalks, tree leaves turning beautiful colors, mums, soups, stew, and chili. Pumpkin pie, apple pie, apple cider, hay rides, and oh so much to enjoy. Sweet Halloween decor is fun too. I am working on a quilt pillow for my grand-daughter.

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  40. I love decorating the library with vintage and vintage look decorations. High school kids are NOT too old to enjoy them it seems! Would love to win the Betsy Chutchian book.

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  41. I'm a follower. I forgot to mention what I'm working on in my first comment. I'm putting my queen-size "Civil War Generals" quilt in the frame this weekend for my hand-quilting project this fall and winter.

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  42. Goodness, what isn't there to like about Autumn! I love the colours especially orange & yellow. I love the variances in the temperatures & I love the fall harvest foods! Thank you so much for a chance at the give-away...both of these books are fantastic!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at rogers dot com

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  43. I am definitely a follower & always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for such wonderful information & tid bits about everything!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at rogers dot com

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  44. I like the colors of Autumn, the crackle of the leaves (as long as it isn't me raking them!), the variety of apples. I just tried butternut squash for the first time, Wonderful! I'm working on a Christmas quilt.

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  45. I am a new follower!

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  46. The cool brisk weather, the changing of the leafs, and all the vibrant colors are just a few things I love about autumn. Both books look absolutely WONDERFUL and perfect for the season!

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  47. I am a very happy follower of your delightful blog! :-)

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  48. The best thing about fall is the decreased humidity. Summers in Florida are long and brutal!

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  49. I love all of the colors, the changings of the leaves and all of the fun stitching that comes with the fall (fun fabric colors, charts, etc.) I enjoy and followw your blog.

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  50. The splendor of autumn, like most of you, this is also my favorite season. The best words about it are the work of one of your fellow who described this season as I had never read before. Marry Relindes ELLIS wrote in the first page of Wisconsin: …L’automne le rendait plus conscient de sa condition mortelle, et pourtant chaque année sa poitrine se gonflait d’excitation, le changement à venir réveillait ses sens. Il percevait avec une acuité particulière l’odeur piquante de l’écorce humide et des feuilles mouillées, la senteur âpre des pins, la fertilité parcheminée de l’herbe desséchée. Les feuillages déclinant toutes les nuances du feu, que la première tempête d’octobre emporterait comme de la fumée. L’étonnante beauté des branches nues dressées vers le ciel, comme s’il les avait déshabillées pour les mettre au lit…

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Bera. I'm so sorry but your comment wasn't received until after the giveaway deadline. I hope you'll enter a future giveaway. Happy fall to you! K

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