[This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Kay, Barbara and Kathy! And thanks to all who participated!]
Who doesn’t love a good reference book? Quilting books, especially, are practically worth their weight in gold for all the valuable information they contain. Being able to go back and look through them for that certain technique, beautiful pattern or simply flipping the pages for inspiration is pretty handy. I like to look for quilting tips, tricks and pictures on the internet as much as anyone, but sometimes I can sit and stare at the screen for an hour and completely forget what I was trying to find out in the first place.
So in our efforts to encourage quilting and discourage unnecessary distraction, we are giving away some quilting books! I did my best to find books that would be useful for quilters of every skill level, so any of these would be a great addition to any quilter’s reference library. There should be something for everyone here.
1. Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter: An Illustrated Guide to the Space of Your Dreams by Carolyn Woods (C&T Publishing, 2012). This book has great advice for every quilter, no matter what their sewing space is like. Even if you are the tidiest person in the world, you will learn something new from this book to make your space more organized and efficient. It has lots of great color photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and practical advice from quilters about setting up and maintaining your sewing area.
2. Design, Create, and Quilt: How to Design a Quilt – Lessons, Techniques, and Patterns by Rose Hughes (Martingale, 2012). If you have ever wanted to design your own quilt but you weren’t sure where to begin, this is the book for you. Learn all about the basic elements of design and color and how to combine them to the best effect. Try creative exercises to get your inspiration flowing, and master multiple piecing, applique and quilting techniques to make your own original quilts. Includes 11 projects.
3. Make Your Own Quilting Designs and Patterns by Judy Woodworth (American Quilter’s Society, 2012) This book is all about creating those special quilting designs that take your quilts to the next level. Yes, you can design quilting patterns, and award-winning quilter Woodworth will show you how! Learn how to come up with quilting designs, alter the size and symmetry and create pieced top or wholecloth patterns. She covers thread painting as well, and includes plenty of quilting patterns to get you started.
For a chance to win one of these books, please leave a comment about which area you’d like to know more about – organizing your sewing space, designing quilt tops or designing quilting patterns – by midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th (Mountain Time). One comment per person, please. We will select three winners at random. Open to those who haven’t won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days.