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500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work

Ray Hemachandra and Karey Bresenhan
Lark, March 2010
ISBN: 1-60059-058-6, ISBN13: 9781600590580

A vibrant and growing community of crafters has embraced quilting, and this outstanding international collection will inspire and captivate them. Juried by Karey Bresenhan, one of the most prominent figures in quilting, it presents 500 magnificent contemporary art quilts, made in fabric and other media, and showcasing diverse designs, materials, and techniques. From their very inception, these quilts were destined for display rather than practical use, with an extraordinary quality of image, form, line, and composition. Artists include: Pamela Allen – Alice Beasley – Eszter Bornemisza – Jane Burch Cochran – Judith Content – Chiaki Dosho – Noriko Endo – Caryl Bryer Fallert – Jamie Fingal – Linda Gass – Jenny Hearn – Judy Coates Perez – Yvonne Porcella – Susan Shie – Jen Swearington – and many more!

Giveaway courtesy of Lark Books.

Make! Over 40 Fantastic Projects with 16 Exclusive Designs
by Cath Kidston
St. Martin’s Griffin, January 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-59686-6, ISBN10: 0-312-59686-3,
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 176 pages, Includes 75 color photos throughout,

40 fabulous sewing projects with vintage flair from a beloved designer

Inspired by retro vintage prints found at garage and yard sales, and reinvented in cool modern colors, Cath Kidston’s instantlyrecognizable designs have garnered fans all over the world. Now you can create your own projects using Cath’s original motifs. Make! includes over 40 projects, all with complete step by step instructions, and for the first time, pattern templates for many of her best loved motifs. So whether your favorite is Stanley the dog, the vintage florals, the multi-color stars, the appealing polka-dots, or others, you’ll find them all right here and ready to be used on a wide range of gifts, clothing, and accessories.

Giveaway courtesy of St. Martin’s Press.

200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Reference of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips

by Susan Briscoe

St. Martin’s Griffin, February 2009
ISBN: 978-0-312-38862-1, ISBN10: 0-312-38862-4,
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 160 pages, Includes over 300 4-color photographs throughout,

Want to make a quilt that stands out from the rest? While the basics are easy to acquire, mastering all the techniques needed to create a professional looking quilt can take years. With this book you can learn all the insider tips and trade secrets to create quilts you’ll be proud to display. Whether you’re new to the craft or eager to take your patchworking and quilting skills to a higher level, this is the perfect companion for you.

Giveaway courtesy of St. Martin’s Press.

Quilts, Baby!: 20 Cuddly Designs to Piece, Patch & Embroider

By Linda Kopp
Lark, May 2009
ISBN: 1-60059-330-5, ISBN13: 9781600593307

Modern, innovative, and exciting: if you’ve never associated these words with baby quilts before, you will now! Here’s a collection of fresh designs that aren’t fussy, cutesy, or old-fashioned, but that still have that “aww” factor. Best of all, every one is easy to make, and most take only a weekend to complete. Try a round “Peekaboo” blankie with fanciful creatures hidden under fabric flaps, the clever two-in-one “Good Morning/Good Night” quilt, and a funny “Monkey Monkey” block quilt. Plus, there’s helpful information on choosing baby-friendly and safe materials.

Giveaway courtesy of Lark Books.

So St. Croix Fat Quarter Pack
18 fat quarters from the So St. Croix fabric collection by Jennifer Paganelli.
Retail value $49.60
Giveaway courtesy of Sew,Mama,Sew!