Books and a Birthday…

As much as I love e-books and audio books, I still love having an actual paper-and-ink book in my hands.  And on my shelves.


No, these are not all mine.  A few of these shelves and books can be found elsewhere in the building.

Lots of shelves full of books doesn’t keep us from looking at – and wanting – new books.  Just like fabric, shoes, handbags, jewelry, dishes and a big long list of other things, having one doesn’t mean you don’t still “need” others.  So here are a few of the books that have caught our – okay, my – attention this past month.

All are available now or in the next couple of weeks.

This book debuted at Quilt Market in Houston – 12 Pack Quilts from Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, aka Me & My Sister Designs.


Barb and Mary are known for fast, fun and easy designs that both beginning and experienced quilters love.  There are a dozen designs that will work with any style of fabric – there are even alternate suggestions included.


The Quilter’s Year Book – we’re still waiting to receive copies in the warehouse but ever since seeing it at Market, it’s been on my Gift list – for a couple of friends and for me.

The book is the result of the late-night random thoughts and “what ifs” of Susanne Woods – the genius publisher and founder of Lucky Spool Media.


Described as a funny interactive journal that lets you create and record your ideas, and challenge yourself and spark your creativity. It’s coming this month – December.

I also loved this Lucky Spool book by Jacquie Gering.  It is available now.


WALK – Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot.  Starting with the basics of a walking foot, preparing and marking projects for quilting, and how to manage every size of project, Jacquie then teaches over sixty walking foot friendly designs that include channel quilting, matchstick quilting and decorative stitches.  There are traditional curved designs like cables, clamshells and orange peels, and well as point-to-point designs like nested diamonds.

If you’re not familiar with Jacquie’s name, she is a spectacularly talented and skilled modern quilter.  She’s also a great speaker and teacher – something that comes through in the book.  I’ve read it and look forward to going through it again, both to read and to use as a workbook to improve my machine-quilting.

Another book we’ve been waiting for – especially me – is Edyta Sitar’s Little Handful of Scraps.


This wall.  ‘Nuff said, right?


Edyta’s Little Handful of Scraps has started shipping so it should be in your favorite quilt shop in the next week or so.

Jen Kingwell’s Long Time Gone is her latest quilt.  While it was originally done as a Block of the Month, the book lets you do it as a Make It All At Once.


I will be in the Make It All At Once… Eventually group.  (As in… I signed up for the Block of the Month and have done a spectacularly good job at keeping all the kits together.)


Or I could just pretend this is mine.

The last book to share today is I Love Churn Dashes!


And yes, I do love Churn Dash blocks.

This is another terrific compilation book featuring Churn Dash quilts from talented designers – Christa Watson, Kari M. Carr, Carol Hopkins, Kim Diehl, Kate Henderson, Jackie White, Laura Boehnke, Tonya Alexander, Kim Brackett, Gina Reddin and Kimberly Jolly.

And Amy Ellis, Jo Morton and April Rosenthal.


The adorable little quilt in the bottom-left corner is Sweet Cream by Kimberly Jolly.  (I think I might need a bigger version of this quilt.)

And this is where I get to the birthday in the title – the other contributor to I Love Churn Dashes is our own Tammy Vonderschmitt.  I don’t think there are many blocks Tammy doesn’t love – as long as she can make them small and scrappy, she’s happy.

This is her Scrap Bin Runner.


And yes, today is Tammy’s birthday.

Because a birthday always needs cake, Tammy picked a couple of her favorite Layer Cakes for a giveaway.  She’s also going to share a signed copy of I Love Churn Dashes! and since you’re going need a few half-triangle squares to make all these the Churn Dash blocks, we’re also including a Bloc-Loc Half-Triangle Square ruler.

Just leave a comment by Midnight on Sunday, December 11th telling us if you have any quilt books on your Christmas-holiday wish list and you’re entered to win.

Happy Tuesday!


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310 thoughts on “Books and a Birthday…

  1. Well, I just ADDED Churn Dashes – 12-Pack Quilts, and Long Time Gone TO that list! I also have Dear Jane ( the electric quilt version) and it’s corresponding rulers.
    Combine a love of books, with being entrenched, obsessed, enamored with fabric, and you have a girl who also loves the physical “book” ( not that I don’t have many e-books, and even MORE audio books – I need SOMETHING to listen to while I quilt!) Thank you for the opportunity to be awarded with I Love Churn Dashes! and the Bloc-Loc Half-Triangle Square Ruler….

  2. Yes, you said it best – even though we have many quilt books on our shelf – we can always use more and this Churn Dash Book and the 12-Pack Quilts book is on my Wish List. That house quilt in the 12-pack Quilt Book is a ‘must make’ 🙂 and Churn Dash was one of my first blocks I ever made. I still struggle with trimming those blocks straight, but I love, love piecing them! Loved your post Carrie and thank you for sharing all these wonderful ‘must haves’!

  3. Do you know how many small quilt tops I have that need to be quilted, but quilting them intimidates me. So I think I need to check into the Walk. Jen Kingwell & Edyta Sitar are on my list every year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I have The Quilt Block Cookbook and Moda All Star Mini Marvels on my list. And now I have added Twelve Pack Quilts and the Quilter’s Yearbook. Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. I’m with you, Carrie, as far as owning an actual book I can touch. I have the churn dash book, 12 Pack, and mini marvels on my list. I seem to keep adding.

  6. I’ve so little time these days for keeping up with the quilty world and the new releases. So I’m gonna say the I Love Churn Dashes would be top of my list.

  7. I have Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt on my list. I do think I might need Little Handful of Scraps. I’ve signed up for Jackie Gering’s Craftsy class on walking foot machine quilting. The book would be a great reference!
    p.s. Happy Birthday, Tammy. Mine is December 16 — I’ll be 73!

  8. Oh my, yes! There are 4 books on my list at the moment…..hopefully I’ll receive some for Christmas! 2 you mentioned above, the I Love Churn Dashes (because I do! They are my favorite blocks!) and Edyta’s Little Handful of Scraps. The other 2 I’m wanting are Edyta’s Quilters Patch and the First Blush bom book by It’s Sew Emma. And I’m like you, I like a book to hold in my hands! No ebooks for me!!

  9. I am with you sometimes a paper book is necessary–it’s hard to drool over a computer screen. I’m adding Walk to my growing list. Thanks for the eye candy.

  10. Happy Birthday Tammy!!!!!! I also have Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt on my list. And any book by Bonnie Hunter. I also love churn dash blocks so will add that to my list also.

  11. Oh, my! I’ve seen some of the new books that are coming out before – but never the one with all of the Churn Dashes! My favorite block and now a whole book with different designers. Doesn’t get much better than that.

  12. I didn’t have any quilting books on my list, but I do now! Thanks for showing us some of the great possibilities that are out there.

  13. Oh my I Love Churn Dashes and Edyta’s Little Handful of Scraps . I wouldn’t mind having Edyta’s Quilters patch and The First Blush book . I’m from right at the end of WWll and grew up with scrap quilts of flour sacks and old clothes .

  14. I have a quilt book on my Christmas list every year. This year’s is Big Book of Scrappy Quilts. My 2017 goal is to use up my Scraps!

  15. I love Books !!! And to add another one would be fantastic. Al of the books that you have mentioned look great,. I might have to get each of them I have done a small churn dash block and would love other ideas.

  16. I didn’t have any on my list but now, thanks to you, Carrie, I have I Love Churn Dashes, the Quilter’s Year Book, and 12-Pack Quilts! I love books in paper form and don’t like digital ones, quilting books, that is.

  17. I’ve always have a wish kist for book year around. I love books, quilts, movies, etc…. LOL
    I also fill the list routinely and then adding to my “list” ; )
    You’ve piqued my interest with several you’ve highlighted so I’ll be adding inthe Jen Kingwell, Edytas Handful of scraps as well as that loving churn dashes one. Thanks for the chance and many blessing are extended to you all with an especially Happy Birthday to you Tammy.

  18. I love quilt books and have a few and a few on my Christmas list. This will be on the list because I Love Love the churn dash blocks!

  19. I must add Little Handful of Scraps to my list. I have more than a handful of scraps in my house and the smaller projects are just what I can manage right now.

  20. Yes, I do have a couple quilt books that are on my list, but now I’m adding all the wonderful books you showed us! They each look wonderful from Edyta’s to the Churn Dash to… each one! Thanks so much for the chance to win a terrific contest. Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays too!

  21. Oh.My. I already had “Long Time Gone” on my list so that I could join Angie Wilson’s (Gnome Angel) sew along starting in Feb — but now I must add Edyta’s “Little Handfuls of Scraps”! — Also on my wish list is “Feedsacks – the colorful history of frugal fabric”

  22. I think that Jacquie Gerings book and Edyta Sitars are way high up on my list. I think that I Might need to buy myself a gift or two. I have to admit that the Jen Kingwell and churn dash book are pretty appealing too…..

  23. I can’t believe this book will be a giveaway! Just last night I was coveting it, and looked at all the available pictures of the quilts inside it….in love with churn dashes!

  24. I’ve asked the hubby for a few books. Free motion quilting would be so helpful. Also love the 12 pack quilt book! Happy Birthday Tammy!!

  25. I also like to have the physical book. I’ve had my eye on Patchwork City and 12-Pack Quilts. Now I also want to add Walk to my wish list!

  26. Sure hope this is my lucky week! It’s hard to pick just one so I would love to have the Churn Dash book and Jacquie Gering’s Walk book. She is a terrific and inspiring teacher. Thanks for giving me more to add to my Christmas List. I’ll try to be good.

  27. I love everything by Me and my Sister and Edyta Sitar. Would love to add their books to my library!

  28. I have Edyta’s Little Handful of Scraps on my list and have just added Jacquie Gering’s Walk. I Love Churn Dash looks very inspiring so would love to win that. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday Tammy.

  29. Well besides the Moda mini marvels and Minnick & Simpson’s new book on blue quilts, now I want Edyta’s and Jen Kingwells new books too, and that one on walking foot quilting is what I should invest in since I have several tops screaming to get quilted this coming year. Thanks for sharing all this goodness with us Carrie.

  30. Happy Birthday, Tammy! I hope you have a great day! I already have WALK on my Amazon wish list, as well as Quilting Modern by Jacquie and Katie Pederson. The Churn Dash book is mighty tempting… and since it’s my birthday later this month, I think I’ll go add it to that wish list too.

  31. I always love to receive a new quilt book. They are always great inspiration. Thanks for sharing today.

  32. I would love to own 12 Pack Quilts because I have an extensive collection of fat quarters. The other book on my list is Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt as I definitely need help in that area. Meryy Christmas to all at Moda.

  33. Well, I didn’t have but now I do! And there are some people on my Christmas list who are going to love one of these. Thank you, thank you! I’m off to see which ones are in my local quilt shop.

  34. I have The Trendy Table Book on my list as I want to make more table runners in 2017 for gifting & now I love the scrappy churn dash runner in your give away book..

  35. Happy Birthday to Tammy! I love a churndash too! I like to make my own kits of mini quilts or runners. Then pull them out later to sew up. Tammy’s runner would be fun. Edyta’s mini book would be very inspiring. And I love to use scraps.

  36. Anything by Me and My Sister is always on my list, looks like there are a few other nice ones to add. Happy Birthday to Tammy!

  37. Tammy, Happy Birthday!! There are several books I would love to own. I need to play santa for myself.

  38. Happy Birthday, Tammy! I already have the amazing 12 Pack book and Edyta’s book is on the way. The Year Book sounds very me and I think I’ll need to start whispering in Santa’s ear for that one.

  39. My list will start with WALK by Jacquie Gering. I work at a library, so I can “try out” a lot of books before purchasing my own copy. I love my walking foot….what a great opportunity to learn more.

  40. Happy Birthday Tammy! Books are always such great gifts to give and to receive. My Christmas list includes: Piecing Makeover: Simple Tricks to Fine-Tune Your Patchwork, Quilt Petite, I Love Churn Dashes and now that I just found out about it, I will add Quilters Year Book. Thanks for the book info.

  41. I am a little slow about my Christmas list but several of these look great! Laundry Basket Quilts’Edyta
    Sitar, the last churn and Dash and there is a Quilting and Feminism that I find intriguing. Happy Birthday Tammy. I love your scrappy table runner. I love the choppy edges and I love scraps!\

  42. Birthday greetings to Tammy! I have a couple of quilting books on my Christmas list. I prefer ebooks for entertainment reading but quilt books have to be the paper and ink, in my hands kind.

  43. My list includes Walk as I would love to learn more creative quilting! The Churn Das book looks great too….who doesn’t love the churn dash!

  44. I have several of the books above on my list. I do like to hold my books and get them up close and personal. happy Birthday Tammy! Thanks for a chance for a present!


  45. I have quite a few quilt books on my Christmas of them is Quilt Petite: 18 Sweet and Modern Mini Quilts and More. I am going to add a few from this list too!

  46. Happy Birthday Tammy. It’s my birthday too.
    Walk, A Little Handful of Scraps, Pat Sloan’s machine quilting book and any of Bonnie’s scrap books are on my list.
    Thank you for sharing this inspiration.

  47. I always have another quilt book (or two) on my wish list, and the ones you described sound like fun. Thanks for a great article.

  48. Wow what a collection of books and to add to my list is the one by Edyta Sitar. Little quilts let me use so many scraps. One other choice would be 12 Pack Quilts. Oh let’s be real, I would love them all to read and choose more projects. There is nothing like enjoying morning coffee, holding a real book in your hand to get your day started.

  49. The Churn Dash block is my favorite!! I’m definitely adding it to my mushroom list 🙂 me and my sisters design book looks great too. I love you think that quarters to make pretty quilts

  50. Happy Birthday Tammy! I have a few quilts to finish. Time has been getting away from me. I love the inspiration of this post. Thank you for the giveaway!

  51. Sew This n That is on my Christmas list this year. Plus I Love Churn Dashes – one of my favorite patterns!

  52. I now have all the books you just showed on my list. I need the Walk book right now. I want to get better at machine quilting. Happy Birthday Tammy. Nancy P.

  53. I called my local quilt shop yesterday and ordered “A Little Handful of Scraps”. There are a few more I would love to have.

  54. I always have books on my Christmas list. My birthday is December 2nd, so my kids took a look at my Christmas list and bought two books for me for my birthday!

  55. Happy Birthday, Tammy! I do have a couple of books on my Wish List, but now after reading this, I have to add a few more!! Churn Dash blocks are one of my favorites! Susan J.

  56. I just bought two books for mini making, but there is room for more books on the shelf! Thanks!

  57. Happy Birthday, Tammy! Hope you have a spectacular day!
    This article was right on target for me. My son has been hounding me for a Christmas list, and I’m going to suggest he can pick from the Churn Dash book, the Long Time Gone, and Little Handfuls of Scraps, plus I recently saw a review for Qiulting With Tula and Angela, which looks like fun, too.
    You can never have too may books!

  58. I also like Walk. I’ve enjoyed Jacquie’s Craftsy class, so I’d love to get my hands on the book.

  59. Happy Birthday Tammy! For some reason, this year I don’t have a wish list. Believe it or not neither does my 17 yr. old son. With college paper work, a heavy school load and clubs for him(he doesn’t drive). I’ve been busy with my parents who are in their 80’s, I guess I haven’t really thought about anything for me. I do have a small list for others in my family. Years ago I always received a gift certificate for a bookstore, back when I had time to sit a read. I hope you have a wonderful day, Tammy!

  60. me too – I now have ALL of the books listed here on a list , making its way to Santa – thank you for sharing these titles with us !

  61. There is always room on my Christmas list for quilt books. I don’t own any of Edyta Sitar’s books, so anything by her is on my list for this year.

  62. Right now most of my quilting books are instructional but I love Handful of Scraps and Churn Dashes.

  63. Merry Christmas! I have been quilting about 4 years and have made many quilts (yes, I’m obsessed). Unbelievably, I have never made a Churn Dash block so I would love to have the I Love Churn Dash book! I have digital patterns and books but I do prefer an actual book. Thanks. Mary Wendland

  64. I have all of Kim Diehl’s and Edyta’s books….so anything new of theirs would be great! Yes, churn dashes are my favorite too!

  65. Definitely the churn dash book is on my list. The new quilting one by Angela Waters and Tula Pink. And the log cabin book.

  66. I canny t I ain’t to get little handful
    Of scraps by Laundry Basket! But I would also love any of these for my bookshelf

  67. I too would like “Little Handfuls of Scraps” and “I Love Churn Dashes”. Happy Birthday to Tammy also. I may just have to buy my own Christmas presents. 🙂

  68. I would love to have the Little Handgul of Scraps. Maybe just to look at! The churn dash would be so fun!

  69. Yes, I have two quilt books on my Christmas list! “A Change of Seasons: Folk Art Quilts”, by Bonnie Sullivan… and, “Tributes and Treasures – 12 Vintage Inspired Quilts”, by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison
    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Happy Birthday Tammy!!

  70. Absolutely wonderful books as a kid it was all the catalogs that came to Mom and we would entertain ourselves looking through the. Wishing for things or circling them and initialing them that is what I want. sometimes we kids would disagree over whose initials would beside that picture. LOL
    I think the churn dash was my second quilt to make my first was the infamous log cabin love them both. Would love to have the book and the Bloc-Loc ruler something I do not own one of.
    Merry Christmas !

  71. There is nothing better than a nice book to snuggle up with under my just completed quilt. I always want more; and Christmas is the perfect excuse to get them. I have never tried a Churn/Dash quilt but would love to.

  72. I have a whole bunch of quilt books on my Amazon wish list…and I would love to add the churn dash one to my library! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  73. I love churn dash blocks, so this book is definitely on my list! Along with Simply Retro, Happy Flower Quilts and A Spoonful of Sugar 🙂

  74. It’s sew much fun to have a new book to read over the Christmas holiday. I don’t have any on my wish list, but would love any quilting book to read!

  75. Happy Birthday to Tammy! What a fun way to celebrate a birthday! I always have lots of quilting books on my wish list. Moda All Stars Mini Marvel’s is one of them. I too, am very good about keeping my BOMs together when I’m ready to do them all at once. so many projects, so little time.

  76. Churn Dashes is now added to my wish list which consisted of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt book, a ruler, and fabric. Short but sweet!

  77. The Quilter’s Year Book looks very interesting. I would also like WALK because improving and expanding my quilting ability is on my New Year Resolution list.

  78. I really enjoy so many books and magazines that have to do with quilting. My bookshelf ran out of room this year and I have not found a replacement that I like. Yet, that has not stopped me from buying and especially wanting…I have several Quilting Books on my Christmas Wish List this year. After reading your post today, I now have added several more! LOL.
    Thank You so much for bringing the information on Jacquie Gering’s book! I use my Walking Foot most of the time in my quilting, yet, I could really use some lessons and learn some new designs. I also would love to own I Love Churn Dashes. The Churn Dash is a fabulous block and so fun to work with, I adore the Table Runner that Tammy created and would love to make several of them. Thank you for this wonderful give away and have a fantastic creative day!

  79. I love to page through quilting books. It keeps my head spinning with ideas. All the books on small quilts look interesting to me. A project that can be can be accomplished in a short time rather than a king size quilt looks appealing.

  80. I have 5 quilting books on my wish list and I’ve just found a few more to add. Some of these are must haves. Happy Birthday!

  81. Quilt books are always on my list! I’m just about to order Kathleen Tracy’s new book; and now I think I’m going to be needing this book by Edita Sitar and probably the churn dash book also:)

  82. I didn’t until I read this. Another Moda and friends quilt book. I love all of them. Thanking Tammy and Moda for this fabulous giveaway. Happy birthday Tammy.

  83. I don’t have any quilt books on my list yet which is why I was especially interested in tour article. I like to get a new book each year

  84. I have quilt books and magazines on my list. My all time favorite block is the churn dash, I will definitely be getting this book, if I do not win it. I am excited. Thanks

  85. Before I saw this post there was just one book I wanted and it isn’t out until next year. Can’t recall the name, but it is a collaboration of Jo Morton and Kim Diehl. Now I also want the Edyta Sitar book and the Churn Dash book. I mostly make small quilts and minis, and churn dash is my favorite block!

  86. I don’t have any books on my list…not because I don’t WANT any, but because i don’t NEED any!! Thanks for this chance!

  87. I have just put “I Love Churn Dashes” on my gotta have list….Please, Santa!!!!!

  88. You are so right about books and needing to have them, even if you never make anything from them.
    As for my Christmas wish list, you just added four to my list. Thanks!

  89. I already have the 12 Pack book and am almost finished my first quilt from it. I think I NEED the Long Time Gone book for Christmas!

  90. Nope, no quilt books on my list, but if one showed up under the tree, i would hope it would be the 12 Pack book!

  91. I have Little Handfuls of Scraps on my wish list and now I need to add Long Time Gone as well. i never tire of looking at beautiful quilts in books. So glad you feature new ones for us.

  92. I would love the new Jen Kingwelll book, they always take a while to reach the U.K. even with Santa on the case. x

  93. Well, NOW I’ve got a wish list. Definitely WALK by Jacqui Gering. And Long Time Gone. Happy birthday, Tammy!

  94. I would love to add ‘A Handful of Scraps” book to my wish list for under the tree. Thanks for the chance.

  95. I’m a December birthday too. Happy Birthday and I hope friends make it your special day!! I love holding books and never download quilt magazines or books. I’d love to get this surprise notification.

  96. I definitely have quilt books on my Christmas wish list (and my New Year’s wish list, and my birthday wish list, and my buy me anytime wish list)!

  97. My wish list includes Scraps Made Simple and I Love Churn Dashes. These look like wonderful inspiration! Happy Birthday to Tammy!. Thank you for the sweet giveaway to celebrate. I hope she has a Grand Year 🙂

  98. I ALWAYS have quilting books on my wish list. Mini Marvels and The Quilt Cookbook are two that are high on my list this year. Now I need to add some more…

  99. I love books.. and yes there are always quilt books on my Christmas list. Thanks to the list you provided I have another one on the list! (Walk….)

  100. I’ve had on my list for quite a while now to make a churn dash quilt and this bill would be the perfect start! And happy birthday!

  101. I only had Gwen Marston’s new book on my Santa list, but now I have two more! Edyta Sitar’s and Jen Kingwell’s books look amazing. Thank you for the giveaway. I also have the Bloc Loc rulers on list, so this would be perfect!

  102. I love Churn Dash so that book is definitely on my list as well as Mastering Machine Quilting.
    I need all the tricks, hints and inspiration I can get to turn tops into quilts.

  103. I love to glance through my quilty books, and would love to have a new Christmas book such as addicted to scraps by bonnie hunter.

  104. I love churn dash blocks too, they’re so versatile! Although, you do have to trim a lot of half square triangles, lol. I have several quilt books on my Christmas list, and my family thinks that I don’t need any more books, but mysteriously I have some under the tree. To me, from me,lol. I want more than I can name, and now you gave me a new list! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

  105. I always have quilt books on my wish lists, Christmas and otherwise. And finally last year one of the DIL’s got one, so there’s hope for my family yet.

  106. After this post I must begin a new list of must have books! Definitely Little Handfuls of Scraps and I Love Churn Dashes. Churn dashes are my favorite block so I would love to be your winner :).

  107. I actually have two books by Kim Diehl on my wishlist. Will need to add the churn dash book since I love that block!

  108. I have the Moda mini quilt book on my Christmas list this year. Now I think I need to add Edyta’s new mini book on my list you!

  109. Those books look great! I think I’m going to have to add 12 Pack Quilts and Little Handfuls of Scraps to my Christmas wish list.

  110. I have about 4 on my wish list. Would love to receive just one, but isn’t that part of the season, wishing for something??

  111. I love “paper” quilt books and I have quite a collection. On my list is the 12-Pack Quilts, the new Edyta Sitar’s book Quilter’s Patch, Little Handful of Scraps, to name a few. Fingers crossed!! Thanks so much!! Merry Christmas to you all.

  112. I have a lot of books on my wishlist and the 12-pack and Churn Dash books are on this list too. But I nned to put Jen’s book on it too because I wanna participate in the sew-along.
    Happy Birthday to Tammy:-)

  113. I have so many quilt books on my shelves now that I have put myself on notice! I really would like to have Kim’s book as the churn dash in one of my fave blocks. AND today is my birthday, too. How cool is that! Happy Birthday, Tammy 😀

  114. I loved the Twelve Pack Quilts preview. I have bought others of Two Sisters quilt books and fabric and they have been favorites. And today is my birthday too.(Pearl Harbor date, but later in time.)

  115. My Kindle is a constant companion. It moves from room to room with me, tucks in my purse to GO with me and can generally be found wherever I am. But it is NOT A BOOK! I can’t curl up with it and page back and forth, looking at multiple pages at the same time. I cannot make notes in the margin of the page (hopefully my librarian friends won’t see that remark). And it does not have the feel of paper or the color and texture of a printed photo. There are books that won’t go on my Kindle, that I must read sitting in my office chair, at my desk. Those are informational, but no fun and not easy to transport to my sewing or other work area. I have my quilt books in the long arm room, a couple of basic sewing books in my sewing room and for fun novels stashed in an antique ice box that I use as a living room table. There are times when the comfort of a physical book is as important as the message and information the book provides.

  116. Well I did have Edyta’s book on my list, but now will add two more. I love Churn Dashes and Long Time Gone.

  117. Happy birthday Tammy! I had a couple of books on my list and now I have added a couple more! I love churn dash blocks too. And Edyta’s book looks like loads of fun! My list of ‘want to do’ quilts keeps growing! 😮

  118. I certainly don’t need any more books, but I would love to have Edyta Sitar’s Little Handful of Scraps!

  119. Little Handfuls of Scraps is at the top of my list!! So excited!! Thanks for another great post and giveaway!!

  120. I do not have a quilt book on my Christmas list. I do have a large selection of scraps in my sewing room.

  121. I love books and always have them on my wishlist for Christmas. little handfuls of scraps is at the top of the list.

  122. I’ve just added Walk and Little Handfuls of Scraps to my growing list! Does it help if I say I’ve been a good girl this year?!!

  123. oh wow what great books you have shared here……… Several I will be hunting down to add to my collection…….. I do have a love of the churn dash block to…… How different do all those quilts look using the one base block……. Happy birthday to Tammy……

  124. The only book on my Christmas Wish List is the new Feedsack book by Linzee McCray, and I just ordered it for myself! I love anything and everything related to feedsacks. And there is a special place in my heart (and on my bookshelf) for reference books. I can hardly wait for this book to arrive!

  125. Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites and Charm School by Vanessa Goertzen are on my wish list.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway. Happy Birthday Tammy!!!

  126. These are just four of the lovelies on my Christmas Wish List. Stitches from the Garden – Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature – 19th-Century Patchwork Divas’ Treasury of Quilts – 10 Stunning Patterns, 30 Striking Options – Preserving History – Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts – and A Change of Seasons – Folk-Art Quilts and Cozy Home Accessories. They all seem to offer beautiful patterns to comfort and warm our home in our style. Hope Santa’s good to me and yes…I have been naughty and nice.

  127. I’m hoping to get Bonnie Hunters Addicted to Scraps though now that I’ve seen the new I love churn dashes book that is now on the list as well! Thanks

  128. I do have some books on my Christmas Wish List this year. First is Kathleen Tracy’s latest. I belong to her online group and she plans to use patterns from it for our monthly challenges. Happy Birthday Tammy!

  129. These look like some books that I should add to my wish list. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Happy Birthday Tammy!

  130. I have several books on my list but really need a new scrap happy book that might clear out some of the stash. Would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity

  131. I always have quilt books on my list. But the ones I covet most are the ones that teach me how to be a better machine quilters using my walking foot!.

  132. Of course, I absolutely need more quilting books. It is like oxygen and food. Then I need to donate more unused scrapbooking materials so I can put said books on the shelf. Yes, I am greedy. I will bake bread and make rice krispie treats for neighbors for penance.

  133. I always keep a running list of books I must have, but I buy books for myself rather than wait for my family members to get around to asking what I’d like. My current list has a couple of books that won’t be out ’til after Christmas – Moda Charm Quilts and Miss Rosie’s new book as well as Quilt with Tula and Angela and Artful Improv. I could probably name a few more.

  134. I have never had a journal before and have been looking for a good one to put on my list. The “Quilters Year Book” looks like a great one. Just what I have been looking for.

  135. I LOVE quilting books! After seeing the ones you have posted, I will definitely ask Santa for the Walking foot quilting book, the Churn Dash book, and one or two others. I’ll never turn down a book!

  136. I do have quilt books on my list this year. A churn dash quilt is on my 2017 to do list. I think quilts with walking foot quilting and free motion quilting are so pretty. Thank you for the opportunity to win a quilt book!

  137. Sunday Morning Quilts…. cause I just need to do something with all of these jars of fabric bits…. You post is awesome by the way…. That’s for always being so peppy!

  138. You can never have too many quilt books to draw inspiration from. I’ve just added these to my wish list

  139. I can always use new quilting books and the churn dash book would be fine with me. Books always give good directions and yardage requirements. I just gifted two new great-grandsons with churn dash baby quilts. They had fun fabrics–one orange/ gold dots and one aqua/brown, I used a colorful backing of rows of nursery animals.

  140. OMG!! I LUV churn dashes….a whole book of them??? Whoopppeeee! And all those others you listed too…..Edita’a miniatures for example. Thanks!

  141. ALL the books are on my list! EVERY one! 😛 But seriously, as a new quilter, I love soaking up new information. Love books and love sewing! Thanks for the opportunity and happy, happy birthday to Tammy!

  142. I just added Churn Dashes – 12-Pack Quilts, and the journal. Thanks for sharing all the good books!

  143. Happy Birthday Tammy! What better way to celebrate than with cake?? My local quilt shop does a “Men’s Night Out” where we fill in our wish list and the owner mails a postcard invitation to the person of our choice. They come in on the Men’s Night Out and get our list of goodies along with festive treats and special pricing. You can bet my husband will see several of these books on my list! Churn Dash, 12 Pack, Quilter’s Year Book – thanks for the ideas to add to my list!

  144. Yum! I love cake!

    Inspirations a Passion for Needlework is on my wish list. I just love embroidery and this just came out!

  145. Love to Tammy, glad to see she’s becoming more of a voice. I am blessed. I just trudge up to my DIL’s house and look at her quilting books, she has most of them. I haven’t seen I Love Churn Dashes there yet and I’d love to own it. I also love everything Barb and Mary do and Jen Kingwell, when Moda signed her, what a gem!
    Please wish Tammy a Happy Birthday. Thanks.

  146. I like using precuts in quilts so one book I have had my eye on this year is Scrap-Basket Strips & Squares by Kim Brackett. Now that I have seen this post I also want I Love Churn Dashes! Because I do love them! Happy Birthday Tammy

  147. SO excited to know Jacquie Gering has a new book coming out. It is going to the top of my must have list.

  148. After reading this blog post, Master Machine Quilting W/Walking Foot went to the top of my “Please, please, Santa” list. Learning to use my walking foot for quilting would be wonderful. I love my quilting books to be real paper and ink – so much better to drool over than pdfs or ebooks.

    Happy Birthday, Tammy!

  149. You can never have too many books!! They are nice to read , inspire and revisit . I have my eye on machine quilting books.

  150. I like quilt books like a cook likes cookbooks. There is always something to gain. Right now I’m wanting something to help me bite into my fat quarter collection. Thanks for the opportunity to expand my library.

  151. Hmm I’d really like to get that Churn dash book and Bonnie K Hunters newest book
    Thank you for giving on your birthday

  152. I do! Books are one of my favorite things and I can’t get enough of! Especially sewing and quilting books! Thanks for the chance to win!

  153. I really want for Christmas “Long Time Gone”. I love all hardcover books and love to look through them all the time!

  154. “Walk” by Jacquie Gering. She is indeed an amazingly talented artist/quilter/teacher/all-around person. I learned so much from her in a two-day workshop for our guild members in April 2016.

  155. Our Christmas came early, so my son was able to get his queen quilt at Thanksgiving. He and my daughter live far away so Christmas here could be any time of year! Now I’m working on a queen size quilt for my daughter. Hopefully we’ll see her next Spring for another out of season Christmas!

  156. I had the Tula PInk/Angela Walters book on my list, but I couldn’t wait and bought it now…. I am interested in the Jen Kingwell book. I like her work.

  157. I keep a list all year long of the books I would like to add to my shelf. 12 Pack Quilts looks good, and the Churn Dash. Have a great day!

  158. I Love Churn Dashes and 12 Pack Quilts are both on my short list for Christmas. My wish list also includes the new one from Tula Pink and Angela Walters, what a combination of quilting genius there.

  159. No quilting books on my list. If I want them, I have to buy them myself. My hubby is afraid he would get the wrong one, even if I give him a detailed list. 🙂

  160. I am going to ask for the WALK book from Santa, but the others look great, also! I love using my walking foot and need more ideas.

  161. Now that I have seen the books you highlighted, I really want ”Walk” and the Churndash book (also one of my favourite blocks). Will have to send an updated list to Santa 🙂

  162. I wish Tammy the best birthday ever!!! I do have a few quilt books on my wish list this year! I’m hoping for Pat Sloan’s newest book about machine quilting, along with Intentional Piecing by Amy Friend. I find so much inspiration from quilt books and want to make everything!

  163. One of the books I have on my list is Crafted Applique – New Possibilities by Lara Buccella. After seeing your post I added to my list Mastering Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot by Jacquie Gering and 12-Pack Quilts by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson.

  164. I think I need this one on my wish list. I want a wall of minis and this book would do it. I love churn dash and drunkard path blocks. I see my winter sewing already.

  165. The 12-pack quilt book would provide a great excuse to buy fat quarters of whole fabric lines. I have given that up because it’s so difficult to make use of all of them.

  166. I didn’t have any books on my wish list, but I do now!! Would love to have the Churn Dash book, as it’s one of my favorite blocks. Not sure why – I just like it a lot! And since I’m taking forever to finish my Gypsy Wife quilt, I certainly must have Jen Kingwell’s Long Time Gone, to add to the pile!! And 12 Pack Quilts looks fun too! Thanks for highlighting these new “dead tree” books! (What one of my fav authors calls a paperback!) Happy Christmasing to you!! Warmly, Pris

  167. I just purchased “Quilters Patch” for my gift to me this year. I can’t wait to make the quilt.

  168. I din’t have any books on my list but I do now. I Love Churndashes is now on my list. My birthday is 2 weeks after Christmas so its on this list.

  169. I always hve books on my list. I would love Edyta’s book. I am adding the Churndash book to my list too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  170. I have several Quilting Books on my Christmas List this year! I LOVE quilt books. They inspire me, cheer me up, and bring me joy. I also like the patterns of course! Making quilts is a special “Me” time thing I like to do for myself.

  171. Happy Birthday Tammy! I did not have any books on my wish list, but now I do, I would love to receive any or all of these books.

  172. I have many quilt books on my list, but they moved down in importance next to Edyta’ s New little scrap book and Jen Kingwell’ s book, wow, wow!

  173. How sweet! Happy Birthday Tammy! Thank you for sharing your celebration with us! I don’t have a list, but appreciate all the scoop on these! They all look wonderful!!

  174. I didn’t have any on my list until I saw this selection lol! Happy birthday to Tammy and thanks for the chance for some “cake”!

  175. I’m a sucker for anything HST, so find me a good one for that! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy birthday Tammy!

  176. My Christmas list is short: Gift cards to my favorite quilt shop so I can shop after Christmas for whatever catches my eye. Quilt books would be much appreciated — especially 12-Pack Quilts.

  177. any Blackbird Design books, or any Jo Morton books. Although I’m really liking the Churn dash. Hope you have a great birthday Tammy !!

  178. Well now you’ve managed to make my wish list a bit longer – especially with the Churn Dash book. The fat quarter collection here could use some good ideas and I’m always up for interesting paper piecing designs, too.

  179. I just had surgery for a broken shoulder–so no sewing for about 6 weeks. I am going to study lots of my print quilt books to plan 2017 projects. Hopefully Santa will surprise with a new book or two.

  180. I just love this time of the year. My wish list seems to get longer but I have two opportunities to fill my list with a December birthday, too. I think I will add “Long Time Gone” to my list. Merry Christmas to everyone.

  181. Yes, I have many quilt books on my Christmas wish list and now I’m going to add 6 more! After I tell my family I’ve added to my list they’ll just smile at me and shake their heads when I leave the room ;-)!

  182. Jen Kingwell’s “Long Time Gone” quilt and book look fabulous! I’d also like Pat Sloan’s machine quilting book.

  183. Edyta Sitar’s Little Handsful of Scraps is on my list. Also Pat Sloan’s machine quilting book would be useful. Thanks for a chance.

  184. I love quilting books. I have a lot, but there is always room for one more. I would love the machine quilting book by Jacque Gering. I love churn dash block. It was the first quilt block I ever made. Back in the 1970s, if you can believe it. I’ve always called it monkey wrench. Great prize, thanks!

  185. I love my quilt books. My go to for inspiration. And i never have enough. Always on the look out for new ones coming out. Oh yes, and thank you

  186. The quilt books is a great place to find projects and a good point of reference in planning. They are always appreciated.

  187. I have Happy Luttle Flower Bocks book on my list for Mr. Santa!! Hope he’s already ordered it!! What a generous giveaway! Thank you all so much!! Merry Christmas, y’all!!

  188. I have Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Quilt, I Love Churn Dashes, & just added 12-Pack Quilts!!!

    thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! 🙂

  189. Yes I have two on my list…..I think I will be purchasing them myself….unless my mom asks what I would like.

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