Sunday, March 25, 2012

Victory Quilts Book Review...And Giveaway!



The Kansas City Star (publisher of my Quilts of the Golden West book) sent me some books to review and give away...so here's the first! I'll be giving away a book every week for a while -- so stop by and see what's up. All you need do is post a comment at the end. Subscribe to the blog, or sign up for e-mail updates, and you'll win an extra chance at the book! Entries will be closed Saturday morning, March 31, at noon MST, and a winner will be drawn randomly Saturday night. 

This week's giveaway:
               VICTORY GIRLS:
         PATRIOTIC QUILTS AND RUGS OF WWII 
by Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson

     Two sisters came up with the idea for this extensive pattern book, inspired by their access to WWII era graphics, as well as family connections and quilts. One of the best parts of this book is that it's not just limited to quilts -- there are some interesting hooked rug patterns, too. And they use some of the favorite motifs from the 1940s era, including stars, eagles, and of course, the "V for Victory" motif that Winston Churchill made famous.
    Don't expect that these patterns are authentic down-to-the-last-thread copies of WWII designs. They're not. These are modern projects inspired by that time period, with design connections to quilts, rugs and other textiles from then. The difference can be subtle on occasion, but is definitely there -- kind of the same approach as Barbara Brackman used for her book Civil War Quilts.
    If you like patriotic themes -- or enjoy good clear directions and patterns that you can use to make the projects in the book, or adapt for your own work -- you'll find this book helpful. If you have family members who fought during WWII, or lived through the dangerous later years of the Great Depression, you'll also find plenty to interest you, as well.
   (Curious? Want to learn more? See pages from the book here.)


Now get this book for free, just by adding a comment! (For additional chances, subscribe by 'following' or signing up for e-mail updates -- one per.) Ends 3/31/12, noon MST.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so nice of them and yourself!! :)

Anonymous said...

How nice of them and YOU!!!!!

ILuvquilts said...

It is always good to start with a quilt history book. I would love to add that to my books for that time period. I'm interested to see how well it jives with Sue Reich's book on the subject.

Alicia said...

looks to be an interesting book. Wonder if they'd work for QOV's?

Barb said...

Hi Cindy -

It's been a long time since Denver AQSG and I enjoy following your quilting adventures long distance via your blog. Hoping to win one of your history book giveaways. Just finished reading all your info about the C&T book -- thanks for keeping me aware.
Wishing you all the best,
Barb in PA

Heide said...

Would love to win a copy of the Victory Quilts. DH is really into WWII.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Nice of you to offer a give away!

gaye ingram said...

I love the views from the book. The album quilt looks like fun, and oh those blues! Thanks for calling attention to this.

Renee G said...

Would love to explore this quilting book.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Renee G said...

Just added myself to your email list as well.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Laura said...

What a great way to spark interest in a book... Mine is up now!

Cindy Brick said...

Roxanne White entry via Facebook --

Cindy Brick said...

Thanks, everyone -- good luck, and thanks for visiting!

I've had at least one person have trouble leaving a comment -- for some time there, we were having trouble with spammers using the comments area, so had to regulate it. It seems clear now -- but if you're having trouble, don't hesitate to e-mail me privately at
cindyjbrick@gmail.com

Judy Moore said...

Minnick and Simpson~~great team, sure to be just as great a book!

Cindy Brick said...

Gaye Ingram -- you just won the book! Please e-mail me by Friday this week (Good Friday), so I can get the book to you in the mail.
A new giveaway will be posted shortly...thanks everyone for entering!

Cindy Brick said...

Gaye's contacted me, and the book's on its way. Take a minute, and leave your comment on the newest giveaway -- STARS! (Ends Easter Sunday at midnight)

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