Monday, June 11, 2012

Whoops!


Sometimes I can get a little too excited about quilt books.  There was a quilt I saw on an auction site that mentioned it was in the book "New Discoveries in American Quilts."  Well, I missed the auction and couldn't afford the quilt anyway because it went for several thousands of dollars (although I thought the price reasonable for what it was).  "How could I have missed that book?" I wondered.  So, I quickly signed into my favorite used book website and found it for a very reasonable price.  Why not get two?  Wouldn't that make a fun blog giveaway?  The thing with used book websites, though, is they often don't have a photo of the book cover.  I ordered what I wanted and THEN went to Amazon where I found a photo of said book cover.  Whoops!  Right away I knew I'd seen that book before and, of course, found it right with my other antique quilt books.

So, now I have two for a fun blog book giveaway.  Below is the page with the quilt I saw on the auction website.  It isn't a very detailed picture which is disappointing because I'd love to get a closer look at the quilt (it's on the page on the left).


This book has great photos of very old quilts (pre-1850) and Amish quilts, red and green, and much more.


The two above are just a couple of examples of the inspiration to be had.

There is also a photo of the quilt that inspired the "nearly insane" quilt.


AND...I think this one wound up at the American Folk Art Museum although it is attributed here to a private collection.


So, now for the fun blog giveaway part.  If you would like to own a copy of this book (you might want to check your collection first!) then leave me a comment.  I will send it to anywhere - worldwide - and there are two chances to win.  Two extra books, you know!  I loved the comments I got for my last post regarding the drought in repro fabrics.  So, tell me which era you love when it comes to antique quilts.  Is it the very early stuff?  Amish?  The 20th century?  The red and green era (that's me!!)?  Or, something else.

One quick technical note...I love to respond to your comments but if you are a noreply-comment@blogger.com I have no way of contacting you so leave an email address in your comment.  Oh, and the deadline for getting your name in the drawing is Thursday, June 14 at midnight eastern daylight savings time.  I will notify the winners on Friday.

100 comments:

  1. Hi Taryn, I love anything prior to 1900 but lately I am very interested in the old English medallion style quilts and the fabrics used in them.

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  2. How lovely of you to host a giveaway Taryn. I just adore Civil War era quilts, but I'm developing a liking for the 30's and feedsacks too.
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  3. For me a toss up between red/green (blue/tan) appliques (I like organization in them ) or quilts prior to 1860s that have quirks in them. doing whatever they wanted. 2 borders on quilts or 3. Thanks for the offer. It is nice to find a book I don't have. LOL.

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  4. Thank you for the giveaway! I am a Civil War reproduction fan. Although I still do some modern quilts just for fun's sake.

    I am sure this book is not in my small collection! :)

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  5. Honestly, I prefer contemporary quilts. But, I love history and reading about it, including quilt history. When I think about antique quilts, I prefer the early 1900's to the previous eras because the quilts became brighter, lighter, and whiter than most of them were before.

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  6. Hello Taryn,

    What a fablious book! I completely understand why you have 3!!
    It did happen to me once:)
    But this one isn't on my bookshelf.
    And you have a wonderfull blog!

    greetings Marianne

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  7. I know I don't have this book so would love to win one. I do love the red and green era but I also love quilts with pieced circular blocks no matter when they were made.

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  8. I like them all but my fave would have to be anything from the Civil War era.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance, Taryn. This book is one that I don;t have and would be a welcome addition to my collection.

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  9. Me too, like them all! I woud love to make the basket quilt from the book......
    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  10. How cool is that! I don't have that book, so it would be a lovely addition.
    Well I love all traditional quilts, I'm a huge fan of Dresden Plate quilts.

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  11. I'm certain to not have this book :) and I love amish quilts , civil war era, and...much more.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I love civil war era quilts as well. I also really, really love two color quilts, whatever era they are from.

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  13. Living in the UK means I can't be too precise about the era of quilt making I like the best as repro fabrics are few and far between here, I buy most of mine on-line from Uncle Sam's lovely place. I started quilt making 6 years ago after seeing the 30's quilts in the American Museum in Bath. Then progressed to mid to late 19thC fabrics as I found them on the internet. I'm just starting a series of small Amish quilts to hang up the staircase, plain fabric -easy buy (why didn't I think of that before?) But I love them all really! Regards from me in Shropshire

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  14. Well that is a book I don't have! I am now wondering how I've ever missed it.

    I love Civil War era quilts as well as those made in the thirties.

    Thank you for having the giveaway and I have certainly done this before with quilt books....having more than one in my collection :)

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  15. Thanks for the give away. I have done this before as well. For myself I love the old traditional patterns. For family members I usually to modern quilts. But I love them all.

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  16. I think my fabric tastes are a little odd because I like contemporary and repro but not much inbetween! Its hard to choose but I like red/green, medallion quilt fabrics and Amish.

    I don't think I have this book in my collection yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I became interested in very early quilts (1820's and earlier) after a private visit with a quilt group) to the V&A Museum in 2006 to see some of the gems in their collection. Some of them were in the V&A 2010 exhibition.
    I even have a reproduction of an early quilt on the go but the next border needs an awful lot of flying geese! Fabrics have been difficult to find in the UK, so I have bought them from the US.

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  18. I love the 30's and feed sacks. THey remind me of the quilts my grandmother made.

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  19. Do I really have to choose? I guess civil war would have to be first, lately though I find myself really admiring the early medallion quilts. I have part of the John Hewson quilt cut out but haven' started the broderie perse. I still like feed sack quilts as well.

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  20. Right now, Civil War era quilts and fabrics are my favorites, thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. I would LOVE to win one of those books, thank you for the chance! :-)
    I am a huge fan of the depression era quilts, but I also love Amish quilts and am interested in the 19th century, too.

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  22. I was going to put my name in the hat, but realized I have that book, although only one copy as far as I know. I think there is are a couple pillowcases in it. :)

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  23. I can't believe there is an antique quilt book that I don't have. I would love to have a copy of this. Thanks!

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  24. What a nice looking book! Thanks for the chance to win. I love the era of the civil war quilter fabrics...browns, reds, golds, greens, purples and dark blues. Even more than the colors, I love the English style of antique medallion quilts. I am very inspired by these lately. A bit of appliqué, then piecing around the borders. On my profile pic you will see how I was inspired to design a quilt in that style, but with my own touch...piecing in the center with appliqué around the center. Thanks again!

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  25. ... just love them all! This book still isn't in my closet, so I give it a try.

    Jeanneke.com

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  26. My favorite ~ Antique quilt book! We are headed to Lancaster county for a family reunion in July. I plan to see many quilts. I love the red and green quilts. How did I miss this book?

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  27. I haven't seen the book before so it's nice to know of it. Imagine if you could have owned the one you had your eye on, swoon. For me, it has to be the red and green quilts that are my all time favourites. Thanks for the chance to go in the draw for a book.

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  28. Civil war era for me, and/or pink, brown, purple and, always, cheddar.

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  29. I like quilts from any time period in the 1800's. I am mostly attracted to the applique quilts and album style. I love the fabrics used in the Civil War era quilts.

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  30. I love the joyful colors of the 1930s and the beautiful applique quilts, but really anything vintage is of interest to me. I write a quilt history article for my guild newsletter and cover all eras. Thanks for showing the book, and sharing.

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  31. I love the Civil War era and the early chintz & toiles. Thanks for the great giveaways, would love to win one of these books as I did check and I don't have it.

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  32. My favorites are quilts from 1900-late 1920s. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  33. Taryn what a great giveaway! I adore early 1800 to 1850. Those wonderful chintzes and medallions thru to red and green quilts. What's not to love? And yes I have checked :-) and I don't own this book.

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  34. I have that book and it's one of my favorites!!! I'm a fan of all repros but especially 1860ish.

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  35. This is one of the few quilt books I don't own. : )

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  36. I love anything old. I too get a little excited when looking at books and sometimes forget what I already have, and end up with more than one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys the same book two or three times. I once bought a redwork book from a vendor at one quilt show. A few months later at another quilt show, I visited the same vendor and was about to buy the same book again when the vendor told me he'd sold me a copy at another quilt show. Just loved the book, I guess.

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  38. Taryn, what an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance. I know that this isn't are particular era, but I love signature/friendship quilts! There is something so special about the quilters taking time and personalizing their work! Right now my favorite fabrics seem to be leaning toward the civil war - and I love the history of that period. Would love to have a true Civil war era quilt - but alas, so very out of my budget! Boy this is a long comment - but like you, I'm also drawn to the red & green quilts - So simple and stunning!!

    Blessings

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  39. I love all the old quilts, but am drawn to the two color ones - especially blue and white, red and green, red and white. I'm a sucker for cheddar too. I can't believe I don't have this book in my stash, so it would be great if I win.

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  40. 1860's applique quilts are my favorite. The red and green ones for sure but I like the ones with a bit of pink and cheddar even more. And the quilting done on them... sigh... in my dreams I can quilt like that!
    It looks like a terrific book! What a lovely giveaway - thanks for the chance :0)

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  41. I love anything from the Civil War era. This book looks very inspiring - I have to laugh that you have THREE of them! I think we have all double-purchased before...when it has happened to me, I figured I must REALLY like it!

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  42. I love the Civil War era but if I am really honest I just love the current project I am working on no matter what era. I am a book and magazine junkie because it is where I get my inspiration. Take you for hosting this great give away. Take care.

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  43. I'm a huge lover of Civil War prints but for the past few months I've been on a repro red, green, and yellow kick. Whenever I go to a shop, I'm looking for them.

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  44. Anything from the 30's and 40's era are my choice for Repro fabrics. I am not a stickler for Feedsack originals, they are a little hard to find in large quantities. I am glad you want to share. Hope I WIN. Thanks!

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  45. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! I'm positive about not owning this book on my book shelf ;) It will be fun flipping through the pages during our desert heat summer... Wish me a good luck!

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  46. Wow... I sure know what it like to buy "extra" copies of books! LOL...
    I absolutely LOVE civil war era quilts but broadening my tastes to early chintz and toile quilts and coverlets.
    Thank you do much for having such a generous giveaway!
    Hugs,
    Elaine at the beach

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  47. I love looking at revolutionary war era stuff. It makes me think of the times.

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  48. Iove the 1930's quilt looks--like my Grand'mere made--Dresdens, Peonies, and log cabins...thanks fthe chance to add to my quilt book collection, Taryn...Julierose

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  49. I'm afraid my favorite style of antique quilt is whichever one I'm fixated on at the time. I love red & green applique, but a neat pieced quilt with some cheddar...yum. And the graphics of Amish quilts! Chintz/tolie quilts are not among my favorites, however.
    I'm a big Robert Bishop fan yet somehow have managed not to have this book in my collection. I would love a chance to win a copy. Thank you!

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  50. I love several eras - red and green (like you), the 1880's, and the 1920's. This books looks like a must-have.

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  51. My problem is that I like ALL of the old stuff.

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  52. Civil War/nineteenth century are my favs. This is a book I do not have. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Would love to reproduce a few of those beauties. Love that this book as allot of pieced quilts. TIA!

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  53. I would love to have this book. I like anything from before or during the Civil War. Also like quilts from the 30s and 40s.

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  54. I love quilts from the early 1900's - especially those with the darker blues and reds. I would love to win this book. Love the inspiration that you've shown us.

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  55. I'm pretty sure I don't have this book. : )
    My favorite quilts are from the 1840-1860 era, but there are many turn-of-the-century quilts that I have loved, too.

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  56. Taryn, I'm loving the reds, greens and cheddar these days. Looks like a good book for the library, and yes, that quilt did move to AFAM, it's their cover quilt.

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  57. If I had to choose I am definitely a red and green girl. I definitely, am not a modern girl and can't understand why the market has totally gone that way.

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  58. My favorite era is the Civil War era. Love the look of the quilts, the fabrics inspired by that time and the stories behind those quilts. I have a shoo fly in Civil War repo fabrics I did all by hand and I love it. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book. Would love to bring it home to Kentucky!

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  59. I don't see this book in my collection, so please add my name to the list of hopefuls.

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  60. too funny! i have almost bought a 2nd copy of a good quilting book before too. my favorite era is late 1700's thru mid 1800's. so many good ideas through those years.:)

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  61. This book looks fantastic! And I'm in love with all antique quilts! I'm a nut for the red and green ones, I love the 30's prints, and I am currently immersed in Civil War era prints! I can't get enough of them!

    Thanks for the chances!

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  62. Hi Taryn, I like you love the red and green quilts and just about any thing mid 1800s. Thank you for the chance to win this book!
    Cheri

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  63. What a wonderful giveaway and chance for me to win a book I know I would love. Antique quilts are my passion. I love Civil War and all the rest. Thank you so much.
    Mary

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  64. Hi, Lovely book and thanks for the opportunity. I've enjoyed following your blog for some time.
    I love any reproduction quilts from the 19th century but especially those with applique and broderie perse.
    All the best :)

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  65. It's nice to know that I'm not the only person who purchases books she already has! This looks like a great one to have a copy (or two) of though. :)

    I like 20th century quilts, the kind of quilts that are worn and well-used. It touches my heart to think of them keeping a family warm.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  66. I have a lot of Jo Morton fabric as well as Judie Rothermel's 19th century repros.

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  67. Gee, I'm not sure what the era's are as its just a personal interest of mine. No one else I know or none of my friends that quilt, here in Melbourne Australia appreciates the beauty in repro quilts. I would love to study it more but even our local libraries don't have anything on quilt history books. Hence this book would be a first in my home!! I think perhaps its the thought that the really complex quilts were mostly hand pieced (well the older ones anyway) and I adore hand piecing and quilting. Perhaps that's why....(I've never really analysed it before!). Thanks for the opportunity!

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  68. I'd love to win this book as I love all antique quilts. Its hard for me to pick a specific time frame as all reproductions catch my eye. I also like many of the red and green ones too. If I had to pick a century, I'd probably go with the 1800's. I can't get any more specific than that as a lot of my stash is comprised with 1800's reproductions. I don't have a blog but should I be lucky enough to win, you should be able to reach me via gmail.

    As always, thanks for your generosity. Helen

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  69. After the Cherry Tree quilt project, red & green is my love. But then there is the earlier chintz quilts, and Civil War era & then the gentle look of late 1800's with little conversation prints...and then....oh my, I love them all!

    And your book looks so great & one not in my library - I checked :o)

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  70. Hi Taryn, Oh I love the red and green quilts as well, and anything with cheddar. I favor early to mid 1800's fabrics. Right now I am on a double pink, indigo and cheddar kick. Thank you for a chance to win one of the books. ~~Lisa

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  71. I just borrowed that book (in hardcover) from our library - they had to get it thru inter-library loan from somewhere else in order to see the red papercuts-type quilt on that page! Wow! I would love to win a copy of this book - it would be so much better than the iPhone pictures I took of that quilt.

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  72. Hello, What a nice giveaway! I do love checking your blog and seeing what you make, what inspires you, etc... How did I too miss this book??

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  73. How nice! Thanks for the chance. I love the old pink and brown scrap quilts the best. mfflquilter@gmail.com

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  74. I love all the era's and probably have something started or working on for each era! But, to tell the truth, it would have to be Civil War era. Someone, so long ago, made and loved their quilts just as we do in this age.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. I love the red and green quilts and the Baltimore Album quilts. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  76. Hmmm, it may be easier to tell you the types of quilts I don't like. I'm not a fan of 1930's or Victorian crazy quilts. I adore 1800's quilts, especially the medallion style. The fabrics from that era have a refinement and richness of detail that we just can't match today, even with reproduction prints.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a really great book!

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  77. Hi Taryn,
    Several years I bought the same book for the same reason, the picture of that same cutwork applique album quilt. At that time the quilt was on the website of a Denver antiqes dealer,listed as sold. It has long been one of my favorite quilts ever!
    Just now I am working on a reproduction of "the Burnt Quilt", using a pattern by Di Ford. It is a fun challenge.
    Don't enter me in the draw, as I already havethe book to enjoy.

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  78. I'm guilty of the same mistake. Extras make good gifts though, or in this case, giveaways! I love Civil War repros of course!

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  79. Wow!! I just discovered your blog!!! Love your quilts...I have enjoyed reading some of the comments and like many I am into civil war quilts, though I am just getting started.
    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  80. Wow, I'm surprised at how many people don't have this wonderful book. I'm happy to own the alphabet quilt on page 33.

    When did the signature quilt that caught your attention sell at auction? I have a note to find it and so hope you can help. I think it is shown in a couple of older signature/friendship quilt books, I'll let you know if I find more pics.

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  81. I love to be inspired by antique quilts (19th century mostly) and give them my own more modern touch.
    Greetings. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  82. 19th century quilts.. especially PA quilts are my favorite but I NEVER turn down any antique quilt. I love them all! Wish one of these books could come to my house. Thanks.

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  83. Hi Taryn,
    This looks like a terrific book, and I definitely don't have it. My favorite era of quilts is the 1860-1880 range. Many of my antique quilts are from that era, so I must be partial to it! Thank you for the terrific giveaway.

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  84. I almost did a whoops of my own. Your 3 books look familiar. Just checked my library shelves, and I found my own copy. Maybe we went book shopping at the same time. I think I remember buying it after seeing it mentioned on a blog somewhere.
    Good luck to all the entrants. I'm officially keeping myself out of the drawing. One copy is enough:)

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  85. I belong to a quilt study group and love to study old quilts. I love red and green appliqués or yellow, green, blue PA quilts.

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  86. What a wonderful give away. I'd love opportunity to own a copy. It looks like its filled with lots of inspiration.

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  87. I do love the 1800's fabric. I've got quite the selection in my stash. Every once in a while, I'll do a batik (I always buy a kit, I don't collect it) or a 30's quilt...then right back to my Civil war prints. I'm always looking for inspiration, and this book looks like it fits the bill. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  88. My favorites ar Civil War era quilts & quilts from the 1930s. I love quilt books. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. That so sounds like something I would do. I think that book would play nicely with my other quilt history books. :)

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  90. I am a new follower - and thanks for a chance for what looks to be a very inspiring book! I love it all - old quilts and repros. I like old two color quilts, as well as muddy Civil War era utilitarian quilts... but my favorite has been and probably always will be 30's repros!

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  91. I love the Amish quilts but also <Civil War quilts and Baltimore album quilts. Hope to win a copy!!!!

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  92. Gramma, why do you everything old? Asks the 7 yr old. I answer...because I find so much comfort in the old worn and used so much and therefore loved so much. Deep and heartwarming is so true. I do so the reproduction fabrics and quilts made to look old.

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  93. Haven't we all done something like that! How many times have I brought home a fat quarter of fabric that I already owned...

    I used to be strictly a pre-1900 collector but over the past few years I've started to love string quilts and anything that looks like it was the makers own design or like she was doing her best with what little she had....

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  94. I love traditional hand sew and hand quilt. I would be happy to win a copy of this book.


    Thank you

    Jocelyne

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  95. I have had more than a few of my own Whoops! including this book.... I finally bought six new bookshelves to put all the quilt books on - and in some sort of order... so that I would seem them more often and not have any more oops..

    I like all eras of old quilts, each has something to draw me in... while the "modern" phase we are going through right now is fun, I am not sure in two decades it will draw any body "in" to look and look and look.

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  96. Every time I see something new, I like it (old or new but new to me) so I guess I don't have a real favorite. I do really love the quilts that my dad still has that his mother made. They are my most favorite!

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  97. I really like the 1930s feed sack era... Some amazing fabrics and I wish my flour n sugar came in them now:)

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  98. Oh Taryn, I hope I'm not too late. That looks like a fabulous book, and I KNOW I don't have it, lol. I like 1830-1860 best. Just something about the styles and fabrics that I love.

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  99. Never mind, I see I'm WAY too late. I'm off to hunt a copy down right now. That's what I get for coming to this post from a link. I didn't know it was an older post.

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  100. That looks like a wonderful book to have! My favorite era - pre-Civil War, Baltimiore Album quilt era!

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