Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Giveaway

As promised I am giving away a copy of my latest book. Tell anyone you know who may be interested. The giveaway is open until 6pm on Wed. 25. To enter just comment by answering one of these questions.
1. What do you look for when deciding to buy a quilt book?
2. Where do you buy most of your quilt books and patterns?

Thanks and
Happy Quilting, Dawn

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Lorraine said...

I buy most of my quilt books on on eBay!

There has to be more than on pattern that I would like to make in the book.

sunny said...

Wow - thanks for a chance to win! I like to look through a book, and there has to be at least 2-3 quilts that tempt me. I buy some at the quilt store, JoAnn's with a coupon, or used at Amazon if I can find it.

Ginny Worden said...

I like a quilt book that has more than one project that interests me, has great pictures, ans shows quilts in interesting settings. I buy a lot of books from my local book stores online sight.

Shelly said...

If it looks like a book I would look at over and over again just because the projects are beautiful, even if I never get around to making any of them! I buy most of my quilting books at quilt shops because I like to support them when I can. Sometimes I will buy online when I can't find the one I want at the LQS.

Monica said...

I try to buy my books through my local quilt shop. But when they don't have a particular book I want, I buy on Amazon.com.

Thank you for the chance to win!

sarapatch said...

I buy my quilt books on IBS (internet),thanks for a chance to win!!!
Bye Sara

pam Doerge said...

I buy most of my books from quilt shops. It is SO important to support them, if they aren't there, we will be sorry. I usually like to have more than one project in a book, but Inspiration is important, because, let's face it, we are never going to actually do all the new things, it's just nice to dream!

Janet said...

I buy alot of books on line. I like Amazon and Connecting Threads.
I love books of all kinds.

Bon said...

I'm new to quilting and have only two books...which I bought on Amazon. So far, the only patterns I have I've either downloaded free on the Moda website or been given them in my quilt class. I prefer traditional quilt patterns...leaning towards primitives...cabbage rose type fabrics, calicos, checks, pillow ticking, etc.

allcounty said...

Has to have more than 1 project for me. I try my best to support our local quilt shops. :) Karin E :)

paulette said...

When I buy a Quilting Book I flip through it and see if there are at least two or three quilts that I LOVE. This justifies the cost of the book...like buying two or three patterns! I usually buy my books at a local Quilt Shop when they have a sale...I would LOVE to win your book!! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

paulette said...

When I buy a Quilting Book I flip through it and see if there are at least two or three quilts that I LOVE. This justifies the cost of the book...like buying two or three patterns! I usually buy my books at a local Quilt Shop when they have a sale...I would LOVE to win your book!! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Jennie in GA said...

I buy books at my LQS or online....probably equally. I like for there to be more than one project in the book that really interests me, though I am a sucker for beautiful photography and will sometimes buy the book if it is gorgeous.

Lizzie said...

Thank you. I buy most of my books where ever I find a good price. Economy what it is. I love books with wonderful pictures and great directions. Looking forward to seeing yours!

Phyllis said...

Quilt fabric and books are purchased mostly from a new shop in Berthoud, Colorado called Laughing Ladies. I buy books if they call to me. Sounds silly but if there isn't anything in the book or magazine that I know I would make, it isn't purchased. Your new book has one for every season that I would make in a heartbeat. Thank you.

manos de chicureo said...

Thank you for the opportunity to get your book.
I teach patchwork in the area I live. I want to have different blocks in different sizes to build my own quilts, many times.
When I buy a book I look for in various places: Book Depository, Amazon, Martingale, Ebay.
Success with your giveaway.
Yasmin
patchworkmipasion.blogspot.com

Martina said...

I buy most of my books in an online bookshop.
I buy a book when there are several interesting projects or if they are helpful to improve my sewing.

Patti said...

Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.
1. I buy a book when the photography really grabs me. If I never make anything from the book, then I can still flip through it when I am having a bad day and enjoy the pics :)
2. Since I don't have a LQS, I buy everything online - usually from Country Sampler in Spring Green Wi.
Blessings, Patti

gill said...

I buy most of my books from Amazon! I look for at least 3 projects that I will make!

Heartsdesire said...

Usually, I chose a quilt book with at least two projects that I know I will make. Sometimes, though, I buy a book just because I like the pictures.

moquilter9 said...

I buy a quilt book if I see it many places and always keep looking at it. Thats how I decide which quilts to make too. The ones I just can't stop admiring.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I buy books either at my local quilt shop or on Amazon...depends on where I am when I want it. And I look for quilts I think I will actually make. I've bought a few just because they had such beautiful quilts but not very many of those. I want to be able to replicate the pattern so the directions need to be clear enough that with just a few minutes browsing I know I can understand. This looks like a gorgeous book - color is another must for me. blessings, marlene

jofridsquilt said...

I look for designs I like. I usually buy my books on the internett. Hugs Jofrid

Beth said...

I buy my books online when they have discounts or at my quilt shop.

The book must have several patterns I love. The patterns must require thought to make...if Iit is simple where I can easily make it by looking at the picture I won't buy the book. I buy lots of books with applique because I can't draw..love combo patterns with piecing and appliqué!

Nancy said...

I buy from quilt shops

I look thru the book and if I see several patterns I like then I usually buy th book

Quilt Hollow said...

Hi Dawn...quick little note to tell you I posted a link to your giveaway. *wink*

Raewyn said...

There have to be tempting projects of course within the book - and ones I know I will make...or think I will make:-) I seem to buy mine online or from Book Depository now as the local shops are stocking them less and less. Thanks for the chance of the giveaway - your book is at the top of my list of next to buy.

Johanna said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Quilt Hollow sent me here! I purchase a lot of book on Amazon. I'd rather buy through a quilt shop but I can't beat the price. I buy plenty of patterns at quilt shops though! If they have a book that isn't available though Amazon/Barnes and Noble, I don't hesitate on purchasing it. Also, JoAnn's coupons come in handy. When I buy a book, I usually look for several patterns that I like. I love lots of picture too!

Dresden Quilter said...

I like books with fresh ideas on traditional blocks, or new things for me to try. It definitely needs to have more than one project that interests me. I buy books and patterns all over ; a lot on online and some from my local lqs.

Mimi said...

I usually look for quilts that I would make or get ideas from. Thanks for the chance! Quilt Hallow sent me!!

Jutta(quilt) said...

I buy most of my quilt books with amazon, looking forward to find your book there,
Jutta

Terry said...

I'd love to win your new book! Thanks so much for the chance! Usually it's the cover of a book that gets my attention. After that there has to be several projects in the book I'd want to make. In a really good book, I want to make them all! :0)

Kyle said...

I try when ever I can to support my local quilt shop, but A book has to have several patterns that tempt me. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your newest book!

Brenda said...

I buy most of my books from one of the local quilt shops. I like to pick up the book and make sure that there are several projects in it that I would like to make. Sometimes I use my JoAnn's coupon to pick one up.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Color and design. If the photo doesn't catch my eye, I move on. Your cover is great. Love that umbrella!

Me and My Stitches said...

I keep trying to refrain from buying more books - I have so many already - but then you come along and tempt me! I've been trying not buy on a whim - wait and see if I really can't live without it...then if I have to have it (lol) I will try to find it at a shop when road tripping with friends. Or...really hold off and ask hubby for it for Christmas or birthday.

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Kathy MacKie said...

I actually buy quite a few on line through Chapters if they are available or through the Publishing Co.

Oddbjørg said...

Quilt Hollow sent me over.
To buy a book there has to be 2-3 patterns that tempt me. The colours mean a bit too, even if I know I can choose my own.
Thanks for giving me a chance to win!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm stopping over from Quilt Holllow to say hi! I buy most of my quilting books online.

Where in the world is Jefferson City, Missouri said...

I look for the most patterns I can get in the book and the colors of the quilt. I am not good at colors and If I see colors I like in a book I get it. Or I like the designer also, will get me to buy a book. I buy most of mine at Linda's or Amazon.com.....

Send it soon.....Lyda

Cherie in St Louis said...

When buying a quilt book, I look for something that inspires me, either a technique or quilt style. I also want there to be at least two projects I would consider making and quilting tips for the projects are a plus :)

Patti said...

I buy most of my quilt books at the local quilt shop. I like to support them. Thanks for a chance to win.

WoolenSails said...

I love books that have regular quilts and small projects to do, as well. I also like appliques that can be used in the projects and on their own, to mix and match for new projects. I try to buy from our local shop but I also buy from amazon.

Debbie

Rosa Robichaud said...

In my local quilt store.... that's where I usually look.

Where I usually buy? Well, sometimes there, sometimes on Amazon and sometimes, I'm in the right place at the right time and I see a pile of books and WHOA!!! What do I see?!?!? A quilting book!!!! (seen some in yard sales, even!)

Tks for the give a way!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

Lynelle said...

I'll answer #1..I look for more than one quilt/project that I want to do. I usually don't buy a book for just one! Thanks for the chance to win! x2ldp@aol.com

Jainma said...

Hola me gusta comprar los libros porque siempre tengo un trabajo en mente y me ayudan muchisimo a decidirme y con ellos
Un abrazo

Rita said...

I try to buy my quilt books at quilt shops; however, since my local quilt shop closed, I have been buying them from Amazon and Connecting Threads. Your new book looks wonderful. Congratulations.

James-Linda said...

HELLO! I BUY MOST QUILT BOOKS FROM MY LQS OR ON-LINE. MANY HAVE BEEN GIFTS! I'M A SCRAPPY PIECER BOTH HAND+MACHINE QUILTING.THANKS FOR SHARING A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on your new book! What I generally look for in a book are at least three projects I would make out of it. That seems to justify the expense of the purchase. However, sometimes I will get a book just because it is full of inspiration and beauty. I used to get my books at my local quilt shop, but I moved out to the boonies, and now I shop on Amazon.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I buy most of my quilt books and patterns at quilt shops in the surrounding area.

The basis for buying a book... more than one project that I would like to make one day.

Sheila said...

I buy most of my books at quilt stores ,I do not shop online. I also need to browse through a book to see if there are a few patterns I would be interested in making before buying. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

Loris said...

Love the new quilt designs!
When I find a book with a few designs in that I either want to make or just be inspired by...that is when I want to buy the book. I seem to buy alot of books through Amazon though I'm always checking Connecting Threads first because they show so much of what is in the book and have great prices. I live a distance from quilt shops so those two places are my favorites.

Loris said...

P.S Mary from Quilt Hollow sent me :-)

Gayle said...

I buy most of my quilt books from Amazon - their service is so quick that I can quickly get started on any new project I want to make!

Donna said...

I buy most my books at quilt shops. I look at the projects, if I am interested in 3-4 of them,clear, concise instructions, must be rotary for most pieces,VERY scrappy, perhaps a couple of smaller project like an unusual pin cushions, mostly traditional patterns. I also like story/history/good photos/larger print. I'd love to win, thank you for the give away!

Linda said...

I buy my quilt books from Amazon when available. The rest I buy from online vendors that are sometimes quilt shops. I don't have a LQS. I try to take advantage of sales and free shipping.

susiloci said...

Me gusta buscar proyectos nuevos en los libros, que compro en Amazon. Gracias por esta oportunidad.

ferne said...

I look for a project that I would want to do or at least some inspiration that I might use. Sometimes I use ideas from several sources for a quilt. I buy most of my books from Amazon because they have the best prices.

Donna said...

I look for lots of pictures and easy directions in a quilt book. I usually end up buying from Amazon.

Paula said...

I look through a book at the projects. The more projects the better. Also If a friend recommends the book. I usually buy books at quilt shops and on Amazon. Thanks for the giveaway. Good Luck to all.

Sharon said...

I need at least one pattern that I "might" make, but I look for original ideas. I tend to purchase books online, which can be tricky. I've usually seen it at someones place or after reading a blog review. I'm pretty picky now, I'm mostly buying books with lots of pictures, not so focused on patterns.

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Lynn said...

I look for pictures that reel me in and what me to make what I see. I also look for a variety of skill levels. I buy most online, I like amazon or barnes and noble and Connecting threads. So glad that Mary sent me here!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I buy most of my books on Amazon or book Depository.
I look for a book where I can make most projects or get many ideas.

Bridget B said...

Quilt Hollow gave a tip on your giveaway. I buy my books wherever I can find them- some at LQS and some on Amazon. Thanks.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations! A book has to inspire me, or have more than one project I want to do, or pieces from more than one project. LOL I buy books when they are on sale, or I have a good coupon. Thanks for the chance! I'd love to own your book!

Karen said...

Mary from Quilt Hollow sent me over to take a peek. I tend to purchase a quilt book based on whether there is at least one large project I really would like to make or a few smaller ones. I purchase many of my books on Amazon so I can get free shipping.

Ann-Mari said...

Hi, I buy books both from my local quiltshop and online.

regan said...

I rarely follow a pattern exactly, so if I'm buying a book, it's usually for the inspiration. I totally need tons of pics in a book for my inspiration fix! lol And I usually get my books at quilt shops....I need to touch a book, flip through it several times, and ooh and aah over it for a while before I can buy it. The internet just doesn't give me that chance! lol

Marsha said...

I look at the pictures and when something appeals to me it usually because I fell in love with the picture. I buy most of my books from Amazon or at Joann's.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Susie said...

Book looks wonderful.
Usually the book cover will grab me first if it is by an author I don't know. I will mostly buy a book from a quilt shop so I can glance thru it first. If it is too pricey, I do the Amazon thing or wait till the shop has a sale. It also has to have a few projects that appeal to me before I buy.

Janet said...

It looks like a lovely book! I like books with antique quilts in them and books that have a story or some reading to them as well as patterns. I buy most of my quilt books online.

barb's creations said...

Like many of the others I need to find at least two or three patterns I would love to make before even considering parting with my hard earned cash,I also like applique patterns as well as ones that include some stitcheries in them.
I buy most of my patterns on-line as there aren't too many patchwork shops close by without having to travel a fair distance to get to them :) Barb.

Anonymous said...

I look for quilts that suit my style and are somewhat challenging.

Tammy
morrowrj@telus.net

Lee said...

To buy a quilt book there would need to be more than a few items that I would want to make. I love good instructions and tips. I do take books out from the library and the ones I buy I get from either used Amazon or a quilt store if I can get to one. thanks and congrats on your book! I am over from Quilt Hollow.

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

Since I am a beginner quilter, I look for easy designs. I love working with wool but am now expanding. I buy ALL my books online.!!!!
Michelle

Brenda said...

I love books that continue to inspire every time I pull them off the shelf. congrats on your new book.

Leeanne said...

I'm visiting from Quilt Hallow. I like he look of your book, cosy and homely, just like me! Most of my book would be purchased from quilt shops.They are in business just like and it is nice to support them.

Quilting "b" said...

I buy most of my books at a book Store like "Chapters". I look through the book and if a see a few patterns I like then it is a keeper. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Grandma M said...

When deciding to buy a book, there must be more than one pattern that jumps out at me. I usually buy my books on Amazon.

Maureen said...

I book has to have several quilts that call to me. I might not make them all, but I have to want to make them.

Saskia said...

I buy a lot of quiltbooks in the online shop: The Book Depository because they are cheap and shipping is free.

If I buy a quiltbook there has at least to be one quilt in it that I definitely want to make.

Thank you for giving a chance to win your book. I really love the quilt April showers!

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

Because I'm no where near an expert, I like quilt books with clear instructions (including diagrams or photographs)

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Well illustrated instructions and lots and lots of pictures, but mostly I love quilt history. I purchase most of my books from Amazon, but occasionally from my local quilt shop. I want to keep supporting them.

Linda B said...

I love quilt books, and I will purchase if I see one quilt that excites me or more than one that I like a lot. I purchase all my patterns at my local quilt shop if possible and books at local book stores or Amazon.
Thanks for a chance to win such a lovely book!

Fiesta said...

Dawn, thank you so much for the chance to win your book.
I usually purchase my books at Connecting threads or Joann's fabrics. I look for a book that have the actual size of applique so I do not have to enlarge and I often buy a book that has more than 1 project I want to make unless the whole book is dedicated to only one large project.

Sallie said...

I look to see how many quilts/projects I think I will really make from the book to decide whether or not to buy it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anne said...

Your new book looks wonderful. congrats. I look for quilts that inspire me and ones with fabulous photography.

ryanamysmom said...

What do I look for in buying a quilt book? PICTURES! I love new designs, something that speaks to me - and pics of quilts in multiple color ways - Sometimes seeing a quilt done in only one colorway is a little limiting. Thanks for the chance to win! I can't wait to see this book in person!

Amy said...

I look at the projects in the book & if I see one I like, then I'll buy it. I do buy most online because I don't have a LQS.... wish I did!!

Brenda said...

I buy most of my books at Joann' with a 40% off coupon. I look for books with a few project that I would make instead of liking just one project in a book.

Jeanne said...

Quilthollow sent me over to check out your giveaway. I buy most of my books through my local quilt shop now. They offer a book club that gives a discount for one book each month.

Marge said...

I buy most of my quilt books from quilt stores and I choose them for the content if it is a style or color combination that pleases me. Ideas are fun to find.
Thank you for the great giveaway. Marge

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I look for a nice selection of quilts with a varying degree of difficulty. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!
Congrats on the latest book release :)

Anonymous said...

I look for clarity of the patterns as well as style and ease of making.
I buy from a number of sources, eBay, Amazon, yard sales, the local quilt shop, you name it! Also, the Sew-its-for-Sale forum on Yahoo is a great source, especially for older books. Thanks for this opportunity.
Pat in rainy Oregon
babcia2008@ymail.com

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I buy most of my books online through Amazon.

Christine M said...

I don't buy a lot of books. When I do I like to make sure there's at least 2 or 3 projects in the book I would like to make. I usually buy them from ebay or The Book Depository. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Kim said...

I buy most of my quilting books from Amazon. I need to want to make projects from the book or it must contain new techniques for me to purchase it,

Kathy said...

I buy most of my quilt books at garage sales during the summer.

Maxine said...

I buy most of my quilt books at thrift shops like Goodwill -- or I just print patterns from free online sites and tutorials. Thank you for the chance to win a great quilt book!

Mary said...

New patterns that look interesting to me. New applique patterns always catch my eye especially. I buy a lot of my quilt books from Amazon.
Mary

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I buy most of my books from Amazon.

I love a book that teaches an old dog new tricks (if you know what I mean) As I've been quilting for 18 years much has been repackaged and repeated...so I love a book that gets me thinking outside the box and offers something new.

Anne Lise said...

I mostly buy my quiltbooks in local quilt shops, but sometimes I look at Amazon.uk.
The books must have good instructions and, as many others have said erlier, there must be at least 2 different prosjects that I like.
Love to win your book!!

Kelli said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

I look for clear, concise directions with lots of pictures (I'm a visual learner) when buying a quilt book!

aussiequilter said...

beautiful photos and filled with new techniques and desugn ideas. Good luck on your new book. cheers Teri

Carla said...

Wow, great site Quilt Hollow sent me over and I am glad I came. I buy most of my books on Amazon. I really look for books that do a good job showing how the quilt is quilted. I also like seasonal quilts since I use them to decorate my house.

Elaine said...

I buy most of my quilt books online from the blogs I read also at my local quilt store my patterns come from sites that offer free patterns or block of the month

Wendy said...

I like to see the inside of a book first so buying online doesn't work for me. If there are a few projects I like then I purchase it from a quilt shop because it's important to support them.

Michell said...

I look on book depository when buying. Much cheaper than buying them in NZ

mk4health said...

Thanks for an awesome giveaway....I buy books at quilt shops, online, and at flea markets, used book stores etc. I buy a book because of how it inspires me or 'speaks' to me...and if it has a variety of projects in it, wool, punch needle, patchwork etc.

JCnNC said...

There must be at least two quilts in the book that I would want to make, each being very different. Lately, I have enjoyed very much viewing blogs that are reviewing a book, especially if the reviewer has made one of the quilts. I really do like this type of marketing and will usually buy. I would love to "test" a pattern for someone. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C

SubeeSews said...

What do you look for when deciding to buy a quilt book?
I look for simple patterns that look more comlicated by fabric choices.
Waving my hand here in Indiana. Quilt Hollow sent me here!

JCnNC said...

Forgot to add - Mary from Quilt Hollow sent me to your site. Thank you from Judy C

Diane said...

I buy books that have at least 1 quilt that I have to make (not that I always end of making it) or books that have wonderful photo layouts-I love seeing quilts displayed in homes creatively.
Thanks for a chance-Mary from Quilt Hollow sent me! -she told me to tell you so!

Kathy said...

I buy books with good instructions. I order them online or get them at quilt stores.

whistlebet57 said...

I love your designs. I useually look for easy of patterns and variety in the different kinds of patterns. I do not have a set place to buy Quilt books, but I would say I have bought most of them through the blogs.
Thanks, Elizabeth

Tatkis said...

Wow, your new book looks wonderful!
I pay attention at first to photos and instructions - reading them for at least one project to see the level of book (I'm just a beginner)
And some books I buy at local bookshops, and some - at Amazon.

Hugs,
Tatyana

Shakerwood said...

I usually look at the style of book (ie: contemporary, primitive, traditional, etc.) I almost always go for the primitive! And the more applique I can use my wool with the better!

Jo said...

I usually get a quilt books from a quilt store. sometimes I get a book for a certain class. I enjoy the old time quilt looks.

Laura G said...

I do buy books online and in quilt stores. Sometimes I do not see what I am looking for in the shop and I live so far away from stores I must buy online.

In a quilt books I look for unusual pattern,s,great photos for inspirations, a clear photo of the ENTIRE quilt so I can see exactly how fabrics were used and clearly written instructions. That sounds like a great deal,but these items make a book usable as well as great eye candy.

Quilt n Queen said...

I usually buy my books at Joann's....I've never bought on ebay or amazon. Thanks Dawn for the chance to win your latest book....(o:

lou said...

I buy many of my quilt books online at Amazon but I also try to support our local quilt shops.

I am first attracted to the colors and quilts on the cover. I love original designs that are pieced and/or appliqued. The book must be inspiring and include patterns that can transferred to make a quilt or blocks. I love to look at my quilt books over and over and enjoy reading the author's comments.

Barb said...

I look for books that incorporate a style or technique that I like or want to try. I love books that combine piecework and applique.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Usually it is from a reference on a blog! If it has a few quilt patterns in it that I like and would possibly make then I will buy it. I buy most of my books from Amazon. Your book looks wonderful!

Gene Black said...

Mary at Quilt Hollow sent me over.
I usually look for designs that inspire me and techniques that I don't know.
I usually buy on the internet as I don't have an LQS or anyplace close that carries quilting books.

Sherrill said...

I look to see how many quilts are in the book that I'd like to make. And most of my books & patterns are purchased at quilt shops or quilt shows. Thanks for the giveaway--love that book and will HAVE to buy it if I don't win!!

quilter said...

I like a quilt book that has more than one pattern that I would want to make. Of course, I enjoy looking at all photos of beautiful quilts.

Mary sent me!

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Janet said...

The book has to have great pictures of the quilts and at least 3 projects that I would want to make. I buy most of my books used/new at Amazon and Joann's. You can't have too many books in your quilting library. This would make a wonderful addition. Thank you for the give away. Also, loving the Hartfield quilt.
Janet

Pamela said...

I check out the projects/patterns and if there are more than a couple that I would make, then I will probably buy the book. I also check online if the book is available, otherwise at a store, that I can use a coupon for a discount! I was checking the quilt hollow blog and she suggested to get to your blog to enter the giveaway. So here I am..

LesQuilts said...

Hi Dawn!
I usually buy quilt books whereever I am if I see something I really like, a familiar designer, a technique I'd like to try, or a quilt I know would be perfect for donation or a gift. I usually buy patterns that way too, local quilt shop, Quilt Show, other quilt stores. Sometimes I'll buy off the net too, just depending.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Karen said...

I buy books different ways. If I like the person I will in most cases buy the book. Usually happy with results. Or if someone new to me has great ideas that interest me I will buy.
Where do I buy? Our small quilt group takes "road trips" and if I see something I wanted, may buy it. Or I cannot find the book a store, I buy on line.

saltandpepper said...

I buy my books from quilt shops, if available, or online from shops or Amazon if i can't find them anywhere else.
Thank you for a chance to win your book!
Christine

Melanie said...

Purchasing a book is a soulful experience for me. Working full-time--- I read about quilts lots more than I get to actually quilt. The "dream and inspire" factor is important. Color photos-- and photos on the quilt being used in real life inspire me. Ilove when the artist writes what she was thinking when she created the project or what the project means to her. I love getting to know the quilters. I am a :hands-on: girl. I love feeling the pages and choosing the books at a quilt shops. I may research on line..but I purchase most books from my quilt shop.

Completely interested in your book.Congrats on the endeavor.

Claudia said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I was at Quilt Hollow and she said to check your book out!. I love books I look for books that have a couple ideas in them that I like. I buy them mostly at shops. Thanks !

Anonymous said...

I buy a quilt book if I like several of the quilts in it and it's not too similar to a book I already own. I love books almost as much as I love quilts!
Lisa
Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

Cathy C said...

I buy a book that has a quilt that I just can't wait to make or a technique that I want to learn or color schemes that are inspirational. I buy books wherever i find them. I hope to see your new book soon.

Leslie Sand said...

I consider buying books for several reasons. It's less about specific patterns than it is about whether I can learn something, or be inspired by the content. I like to support my LQS, but their selection is often limited. Then I prefer to buy used, partly to save $$ but also to reuse and recycle, so go to Amazon.

sandi s said...

I buy my quilt books at my local quilt shop. If it is one she isn't going to get then I order from another shop online. The cover is usually the first thing that catches my eye.

Ruth B said...

I look for a book that has wonderful pictures, beautiful designs and I must admit if I like the fabrics used it helps to catch my eye. I like applique quilts and wool designs and tend to lean towards traditional patterns.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on your new book. Looks lovely and I do so enjoy researching and sharing insights about new quilting books.

I buy quilt books from a variety of sources (Almazon, quilt shops, publishers, etc).

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I like to be able to get more than patterns from a book. Techniques, stories, a new way to think. I buy most of my books from the internet. Amazon and Martingale Co. are my most-visited sites. Congrats again on your book! :)

Kristy said...

I look for a book that has at least 5 projects I want to make in it. I like clear instructions, not just pictures and I always enjoy reading the how- to section. I usually learn something new.

Donna said...

I buy a lot of books at connecting threads, because they show a lot of pages. and it doesn't take a lot for me to buy, I love quilting boks of any kind!

Your new book is lovely, I would love to win, but will most likely be a buyer

Robin said...

I feel guilty to admit it, but I buy most of my quilt books on amazon. With patterns though, I try and support my local quilt shops or my favorite online shops. Lately though, I've been picking up pdf patterns-- so convenient!

Pink-a-Palooza said...

When deciding on a quilt book I flip through it and see if I want to make at least 3 or more of the patterns. If so, its a buy!
Your book looks yummy!
Gael

LindaTN said...

Thanks for the chance in the drawing. I buy most of my books from my local quilt shop. I try to support them as much as possible.

Linda-TN
ChenL99290@aol.com

Lorri said...

I look for interesting ppatterns that are doable for me. I want something that challenges but not overwhelms me. Also, I have found that it is a big help if there are some photos wiuth it to describe how to put the shapes together.I buy my books everywhere

Jittina said...

Quilt Hollow sent me over.
For me a quiltbook has to have lots of colorful pictures, at least 2 projects I would like to make and some more projects for inspiration. I usually buy them at a bookstore or online (when they are on sale).

Bonnie said...

Hi! Thank you for the chance to win. Lately I've been buying books more about technique like FMQ. When I do buy pattern books there has to be at least 2-3 quilts I drool over. lol

Lori said...

1--I buy most my books on Amazon

2--What can I learn from it? Does it have history and tips as well as patterns? (I like vintage quilt patterns) Do the quilts come in different sizes?

Theresa N. said...

I look for patterns I can use with the fabric on hand. I buy most of mine at Joanne's.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancy said...

I look for at least one pattern I would like to do. I may not do it but it inspires me and keeps me motivated.

Anonymous said...

I buy most of my books at quilt shops. It is so important to support the shops.they have the good fabric and the best designers.Also, when you buy a book at the quilt shop and you have a problem with a design, you can get a little help with it.
Thanks for a chance to win!

ann said...

I buy most of my books at quilt shops. It really helps the decision to buy when the quilt shop has made a sample from the book!

Beverley said...

There must be at least 3-4 patterns that interest me, and the book must look worth reading. I buy them at the Quilt Shop.

terry said...

I love books and buy many from quilt stores where I can thumb through them. Lately I've been buying on-line since I babysit my grandkids 5-days a week. Some books I buy for the patterns and others I buy for the historical and women's quilting stories. Some books I buy because of the authors .. i.e. Jo Morton and Blackbird Designs, etc.

Terry

Colleen said...

I purchase most of my books and patterns at the local quilt shop.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Cathy said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. When I buy a book I look for a multitude of patterns and the ease of making them. I buy most of my quilts patterns and books on line. Hugs

SewRaggedyAnn said...

I need to browse a book before I will buy it. That is why I seldom buy online, unless it is from a favorite author or I cannot find it locally.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I buy most of my quilt books anyplace they are on sale and I always make sure they have patterns in them that I am interested in doing, not just looking at. This new book really appeals to me because I am just learning to applique'. I have some medical issues that limit how well my hands cooperate, but I'm still lovin the applique process. I find it so relaxing. Especially when I'm not able to spend time in my sewing room. I'm learning to really love projects that are portable and 'take with me' things to work on where ever I may have idle time. Thanks so much for a chance! OH...by the way, I found out about your giveaway from Mary of Quilt Hollow. She is such a sweet heart. Hugs...

The Mayo Family said...

Hello~
Oh what fun and how sweet of you to just "give one away"!
I buy my quilt books and patterns at my two most favorite stores in the world...HobbyLobby or JoAnn fabrics!!
Congrat's to whoever win's this great giveaway!!
Blessings~
Lori~Marie

Denise said...

I buy books for new techniques, and I never buy a book without first previewing the pages.

I am a hands on, brick and mortar book buyer, I support quilt shops. Touchie, feelie and visual. If the store is having a sale, that is an added perk! I have also bought books when Connecting Threads has a sale. I like that they let you view the inside pages.

A book has to have more inspiration than a monthly quilt magazine.

Saw your give away on Quilt Hollow Blog, but I follow your Blog too.

Thanks!

Deb said...

I buy most of my quilt books and patterns from the LQS.

Anonymous said...

The cover has to grab my attention for me to pick it up. Then I look for at least two patterns that I really like. I buy my books at quilt shops both locally and when I do a road trip.
Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

Judi said...

I usually buy most of my quilt books online, usually from Amazon.com, but I like to look at them in person first. I look for books that have a lot of projects I would like to do. I usually won't buy a book just to do one project. If the local quilt store has a sale, I will buy them there. I just look for the best price I can find.

Kay said...

I look for a book that has more than one pattern in it that I would make. Your book looks lovely.

Robin C said...

I look for easy projects that won't take a lot of time.

I try to buy my books at quilt shops to support them however not many carry a good selection anymore so I usually get them from online shops like Colonial Crafts or Amazon.

Marijke said...

1/ Pleasant and original patterns with clear instructions. As it is for Flemish people quite difficult to find Flemish quiltbooks, it's always nice if the explanations are clear and helpful.
2/ Mostly on the internet - where I can find an interesting one.

Sorry for my English - far from perfect and thank you for the possibility I'd might win your lovely book. Congratualations!
Marijke

Kathy H said...

Looks like a fun book to work with. I buy most of my books on line through amazon and a few at our local quilt shops. I look for easy instructions and fun patterns. I found your site from quilt hollow.

Donna said...

A new book needs to have scrappy projects, homey-looking ones, and a warm feel from the solor illustrations.

Lizziebeth said...

I buy a quilt book if it has designs that I think I would do and I usually buy my books at my LQS or through Connecting Threads.

Kris said...

I look for fun and exciting projects that make me happy! I like to have more than one project in the book that catches my eye, but if there is only one and I fell in love with it I will buy the book.
I look for the best deal I can for buying books, I look online but check out the local quilt shops.

kathy said...

I look for good photography and inspiring designs.

Kim said...

I love to look through a book first. It has to have at least 2-3 projects I would like to make, or some new information I would like to keep! I am really inspired by the colors and fabrics used in the pictures!

Hmmm...I generally buy books where I see them! LOL Joann's with a coupon is great, but they don't often have what I am looking for..so quilt shops and or amazon.

Kathy M Boice said...

I buy most of my books with coupons from JoAnn Fabrics. They have to be my "style", have easy directions, and eye catching photo's!!
midwayfarms@hughes.net

Bernie Bird said...

I look for an author who's ork I admire! Books I buy either at a quilt shop of from Amazon or other quilt book outlets.

Mary said...

I love books with some historical interest.
I buy most of my books at my LQS

Judith said...

I buy most of my books on Amazon (used section for less expensive books). I have a long list of books that I look for on a regular basis.

Lately, the book has to be about applique and have more than a few quilts I am interested in.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue said...

What do I look for? Something that grabs my attention, some unique pattern or amazing applique. I like books that have a variety of projects; quilts, wall hangings, minis, table runners, maybe pin cushions, a doll.

nicolesender said...

Quilt Hollow sent me to your blog. I look for quilt books that have patterns that are not too complicated and also have great pictures. I like books that feature scrappy quilts.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jan said...

Before I buy a book, I need to feel inspired. Inspired to try something new, to step outside my comfort zone and learn a new technique. Or the book has to inspire me with patterns and colors that I can see in a way to use up some of my stash (since my daughter doesn't want it). I either buy my books at the quilt shop where I work or usually at Connecting Threads since I can see pages of the books and I usually wait for 40% off since I already have about 3 shelves of quilt books.

Juels said...

I buy most of my quilt books on Amazon and I go to my local quilt shop for patterns. Thanks!

Christine said...

Quilts that are inspiring...and great pictures...love the book

Diane H said...

When I look at quilt books I like when they give ideas for the actual quilting. Thanks for a chance it would be wonderful to win one of your books.

Sharon said...

Hi Dawn I love your book. To tell you the truth I am an applique and piecing person. So I look for both in a book and I will buy it even if it only has one that I like but I like to have both avenues in it, piecing and applique. I also think the cover inspires me to even look first. Then I like details and pictures. Now where I buy them is really depending..If I like a signed one and I really like the author i will pay the extra and get it from her other than that I buy at Amazon or Joanne's with a coupon. This was probably too much info but just wanted to be clear. I will keep my fingers crossed because I love the cover of your book but you have allot of entries so good luck to everyone....

Sunnybec said...

When buying a quilt book I look at the quilts I must like most of the quilts otherwise I won't buy it, unless it's on offer then I might!!

Sunnybec said...

I buy most of my books from Amazon or The Book Depository as I live in France I have to be careful about postage! Thanks for a chance to win.

robin said...

I look for several projects that I like and am interested in making. Not just one or two.

Monica said...

It's usually the photos that grab me with a quilt book - like most people I am drawn if it has several items in it that I would make - if the store has a model hanging that will do it too. I buy almost all my books and patterns in a quilt store and once in a while online.Thanks for a chance to win your lovely book.

mblittle5 said...

I purchase most of my books and patterns at either my local quilt shops or at quilt shows. Thanks for the giveaway.

Connie said...

What a wonderful giveaway and book!
Quilt Hollow said to say Hi!

I buy most of my books from Amazon or JoAnns or online at other places. Usually it is because of a technique or pattern I want to learn or just a beautiful cover!

Kristen said...

The first thing I look at in a quilt book is the finished projects, if they keep me looking, then the directions, are they clearly written and are there pictures on how to do things. I also try to read reviews on books, although sometimes I'm so excited about a new book I just get it right away! I purchase most of my books on Amazon.com.

Jacquelynne at the Nobel Wife sent me here! :)

Valerie Z said...

Congratulations on your new book and postcard fabric! I just love the fabric and cannot wait to buy some! Books for me have to have more than one pattern I like and easy to understand the directions. Most books are bought at local quilt shops and on-line like FQS or directly from author/publisher when I cannot find it locally. Thank you for a chance to win!

DebrafromMD said...

When I choose a book to add to may collection I first look for color pictures of the projects. I want to see the projects photographed beautifully and have a chance to see the details of the design. Books that offer instructions on new-to-me techniques are also must haves. In the end though, it is the patterns themselves that sell the book to me.

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

Mostly i like to buy books that have clear instuctions with lots of photo. if the instruction are good it makes it esayer if you want to modify the size or design to fit the project you are working on. lisaursino@msn.com

Barbara said...

Wow...I just checked out some of the projects in your new book on Pickledish, and they're gorgeous! I buy many of my quilt books through Amazon, but buy patterns from many different online stores. I also tend to buy quilt books that contain at least a few applique projects because that is my true love!

Janine H. said...

I haven't actually purchased a quilt book.
My mom lets me borrow hers.
I'd love to have something of my own.

Michelle said...

I don't buy a lot of single patterns. When I'm shopping for a book, I tend to buy it on ebay or with a coupon at Joann's -- or from a local scifi bookstore that does special orders.

sand said...

I shop around when i decide to buy but the pattern is different than most or the fabric that I fall in love with. By the way I wish you would do more patterns and books I have all of yours one is waiting to be finished after our son's wedding quilt must do that before anything then your pattern with the bunnies I love you flowers. It would be so wonderful to win this book if not I will buy it. Keep up the wonderful work you do and thanks for a chance to win. Debbie sandcastlecottage@gmail.com

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