Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book Review And Giveaway: STARS!



Stars! A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts By the American Quilt Study Group
   (Kansas City Star, 2011)


This 'quilt history' book is not what it seems. Not only do you study the 39 quilts shown, but you get to see 39 inspiration quilts based on the originals.  And when you're suitably intrigued, move on to the pattern section -- 10 patterns for the inspiration quilts are included. (Take a closer look at the book here, along with sample pages.)
    The American Quilt Study Group is an association of textile-lovers who are interested in learning more about the historical and cultural aspects of quilting. If you enjoy history too, this group will appeal to you! (If you're wondering, yes, I'm a member.)

Yes, you can win a free copy of Stars! Leave a comment, and you're automatically entered in the giveaway. Subscribe via e-mail, or 'follow' the blog, and get three more entries. (Be sure to leave a comment to let us know.) Giveaway ends Easter Sunday at midnight -- we'll pick a winner randomly.

Every week will bring a new book giveaway -- be sure to stop in and see what's on the list!

15 comments:

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

JL said...

My absolute favorite quilt and all its variations is the Lone Star!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a quilt in the book?
Jennifer Perkins

Cindy Brick said...

Not in this one, Jennifer...I've been too busy working on finishing up my own writing deadlines -- and starting work on a long and involved history of scrap quilts. That's taken pretty much any gumption I've got.

Thanks, all of you, for posting! I love it when you come visit. :)

Heide said...

Who knew there were so many variations and interpretations of a star? Fascinating book.
Heidew2003 at yahoo dot com

Heide / Escondido

Mike Pearson said...

Following you now. Sounds like a fun book!

Cynthia said...

I do adore Lone Stars and all the wonderful things you can do to dress them up. Thanks so much for offering a chance at this book.

I do subscribe to your blog.

Cynthia Green
cpgreen@ameritech.net

Abbigail said...

Oh stars! I love stars and this book looks like a good one! thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

gI just adore star quilts and have a small colection of them. Last year for our guild challenge I had participants make a quilt with at least one star in it. They were all so different but all awesome. I would love to have this book.
Di
quilt4di@verizon.net

Deb said...

I love STARS on quilts! I would love to have this book. Thank you so much.

Deb said...

I just subscribed via email.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. It would be great to learn more about the background and history of the stars, plus the photos are sure to inspire me to start my next quilty project.

Shirley in Canada said...

I so love the look of those stars!! I can imagine making one just like it too! Thank you!

Cindy Brick said...

All right, Deb! You won this week's giveaway -- please contact me by e-mail (cindyjbrick@gmail.com) with your snail mail address, so we can get your STARS book out to you!
Congratulations!!

And thanks to all who entered. Your chance to win isn't gone yet --

Another book will be given away shortly. Come on back and see us now, y'hear...

textart said...

In the 70's I had a wonderful large sized book called American Quilts and How They're Made, one of my first reference purchases. I loaned it to an arts magazine publisher and never got it back despite even dropping by her door. I haven't found another copy all these years later but would love to. And I'll look forward to a copy of Stars!

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