Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Prairie Book Giveaway

I'm giving away a free copy of my new book, A Prairie Journey.



There are tons of cute little projects in it.


American Crossroads


Prairie Scraps and Barn Raising


Prairie Crossing


Prairie Window Box


Aunt Sarah's Scrap Baskets

"How much piecin' a quilt is like livin' a life! You can give the same kind of pieces to two persons, and one will make a nine-patch and one'll make a wild goose chase,  and there will be two quilts made out of the same kind of pieces, and jest as different as they can be. And that is jest the way with livin'. The Lord sends us the pieces, but we cut them out and put 'em together pretty much to suit ourselves, and there's a heap more in the cuttin' out and the sewin' than there is in the caliker."   From:  Aunt Jane of Kentucky, by Eliza Calvert Hall


Scrappy Little Log Cabin

This week I will be giving away one free copy to a lucky quilter. Please leave a comment here on my blog and tell me what it is about quilting or small quilts that inspires you the most. Make sure you leave your name and a way I can contact you to let you know you've won. I'll pick a winner at random on Friday, July 13. One entry, please!

If you don't win, you can always buy a signed copy from me here



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Anonymous said...

The thing I enjoy most in nearly every stage of the process is the feel of the fabric, no matter the color or shape, I just find so much comfort in how it feels in my hands. Rita Nichols (ritanicholsec@yahoo.com)

Joni said...

Creating with fabric reminds me of my Grandma Ruth who always had a quilt frame set up in the house. I don't have space for a frame so I love to work on small quilts and wall hangings in my lap. Fabric has become my source of joy and peace....Joni Giancola, Poplar Grove IL bbtb4004@hotmail.com

Heartsdesire said...

I love making small quilts because there is always so many fabrics to use. Whether the pieces are from my scrap baskets or from my stash it's fun to play with them all.

Jan Horn said...

I love small quilts because I can finish them and then move on to the next project. I also love to decorate with them, changing them with the season. My love of fabric is also a reason to quilt.

Sandy Bessingpas said...

I love choosing the colors and seeing how they look together..I also love making these little projects in different colors and fabrics to show. Y my students how they can branch out a little and don’t always have to follow the teacher or the designer and can make a project their own. Sandy Bessingpas (sandybessingpas@yahoo.com)

Peggy Voorhees said...

Love learning to make small quilts, I get done faster and can make more!
Peggy email is peggyv253@aol.com

ruthie said...

I like making small quilts because they are just right for using the little scraps that accumulate from bigger projects.

ruthie said...

ruthie32001@yahoo.com

Cindy Berry said...

I love the process of choosing fabrics and the end of seeing how it all fits together. Love the new books.

Cindy Berry said...

I forgot my info cmberry@lsu.edu...thanks

Anonymous said...

I love to plan and choose fabrics. Looks like a delightful book!
Linda L.

Lea Blakney said...

Love those small quilts! They’re so quick to sew up that I can have one for every season and every mood to enjoy in my home. So happy to have another Kathleen book to enjoy.

Pauline Simpson said...

I just order my copy but have a friend who I just introduced to your quilts. She would love it! paulinejmsimpson@hotmail.com

Carla said...

Small quilts are a great way to test a technique or try a design. I also like to make a wall quilt or pillow to go with a large quilt out of the left over scraps. Love your designs and wonderfully written directions. carlyz76@aol.com

Gail Ryan said...

I make many quilts for family and love to think about the colors and interests of the person I want to make it for. Creativity is fun!

Gail Ryan
pennhouse10@yahoo.com

K said...

I have a collection of small quilts that I have made over the years. I have all of your books and have made many of your patterns. I can't wait to get your new book to add more to the collection! I am already inspired!

Thanks for writing your books!

Karen ksmithdar@yahoo.com

JMinKS said...

I love small quilts for the challenge of piecing those small bits of fabric into a charming little piece of art that can fill a blank spot on a wall. Using scraps - or a controlled colorway - to make a small quilt is a fast way to make a gift for a dear friend or a loved one. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful designs with us...and for the opportunity to win a copy of your book! Joyce Meinhardt (jmeinhardt74@gmail.com)

Prisca2010 said...

Quilting was for me many years ago, a way of communicating with others when I first came to this country and didn’t speak the language. Today it is my passion and a small quilt brings so much satisfaction from beginning to ending by being such a quick process! I already own the book, but if I win it I can gift it to a dear friend that I just invited to do the July challenge!

Clare said...

A small quilt shows the pattern off in such a delightful way and uses up smaller pieces of fabric. Plus the quilting process can be started earlier. :) Happy Stitching.

David said...

One of the reasons small quilts are great is that you can finish a lot more quilts! It is also a fabulous way to try out a new technique or color combination. Quilting is for me a way to do something with my hands and creating quilts fills my soul :-)

Wilma Oud said...

Ik maak graag kleine quilts, omdat ik ze vaker gebruik dan een grote en zo mak je de quilts ook af en je gebruikt de scraps.
Hartelijke groeten Wilma

Mary said...

Just looking at these pictures inspired me, and I began to think which if my hoarded fabrics or scraps would work up just right

Patty said...

I love doing small Quilts as it helps use all those beautiful scraps that keep growing. Also I can get them finished & start enjoying them quicker. Love your books.
pj_hoff@yahoo.com

kmcallister said...

I love making small quilts as you get gratification sooner than when making a big quilt. My email is kaymcallister21@yahoo.com. Will be out of town until the 17th with no internet access so if I win, you can contact Sue Bennett. Thanks.

Bea Lehman said...

I have enjoyed being on your facebook group and making little quilts.
It has been fun and a challenge.

Beda Jankowski Lehman

smilespretty@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love small quilts because they are so doable as compared to large quilts, and I love to decorate with small quilts! Virginia Gilmore, vagquilts@aol.com

Lisa Paulsen said...

I love how the color and shapes of fabric come together to make an allover pattern, especially when they are small. Lisa.c.paulsen@gmail.com

SheilaS said...

I think I LOVE the small quilts best because they remind me of my Gma Fern and how she taught me to quilt by making potholders. One day when I was a little girl and was up North at Gma and Gpa Mansfields, gma wanted to have something for me to do to keep my little hands busy and my mind occupied. So she led me to her bedroom closet and sorted thru her clothes. She picked out an old dress made out of flour sack material and a pair of jeans. She cut squares out of each fabric and gave me a needle and thread and taught me to sew. It was probably the ugliest pot holder you ever saw, but gma told me it was beautiful and I believed her and I have been sewing small quilts ever since.
Sheila Snyder
johshe1241@sbcglobal.net

Sherry B. said...

I love making your small quilts because then I have the quilt hanging out so I can see it daily. Between your creative patterns and my handy work, it is like having living color inspiration to make me smile.

Anonymous said...

I love small quilts because they are easier to display than large quilts and they make lovely gifts! I only recently discovered your books and can’t wait to purchase my first one, which will be your new release book! Mary Hines, Fort Collins, CO mary_d_hamilton@yahoo.com.

Carla said...

I love being able to finish in a short period of time. dollartistcarla at aol dot com

Iherba said...

Quien me conoce sabe lo que disfruto haciendo small quilt, sobre todo cuando utilizo mis scraps de otros quilts. Creo que con los small quilts puedes hacer muchos diseños, que no lo haría si fueran grandes. Mi correo Iherba@hotmail.com . Un saludo

Unknown said...

I enjoy handpiecing so these patterns are just right. Sieg2@aol.com

suz said...

I just love the process, particularly with small quilts. It's not overwhelming to select fabrics; as a hand-piecer, I actually get the quilt made in a reasonable time; and finally, I love hand-quilting small quilts.
Suz whysyourhatwet at hotmail doc com

Cathy Jackson said...

I love small quilts, because I can try out new and different quilt patterns, learn new blocks and sometimes new techniques plus I can actually finish them. These are just a few of the reasons and besides small quilts are just plain cute! It is nice to be able to have a project that you know will enjoy and not be overwhelmed with it. Thank you too, for writing so many little quilts book for those of who love and enjoy the journey of little quilts.

Cathy ♥
sewforyoushop@gmail.com

Sue said...

I love everything about these little quilts. Love these books. I have been seeing and quilting over 50 years. Susan Denardo andrewvito6@comcast.net.

Anonymous said...

My mom waited for me to decide to learn to quilt in my 40’s. From then until she died at age 90, we shared so many quilting adventures. She loved making big quilts. I prefer small ones. I still hear her voice encouraging me to continue growing & being creative in my quilting life now. Love your quilt designs that are so inspiring. 😊 Peggy Thompson peggy4616@att.net

Anonymous said...

I love small quilts because they are so cute. I love putting all the colors and prints together. I started sewing pieces of fabric together by hand when I was about five years old. Once I sewed the pieces to the skirt of my dress accidentally. My maternal grandmother was my inspiration. I remember people being at her house to quilt a big quilt on a frame and getting to go under the quilt and push the needle up to the top. I was so proud doing this. I love all your books and the inspiration I get from them.
Sue O'Quinn
2oquinns@comcast.net

Anita said...

I like little quilts because they can be finished in this lifetime!
atinlin at skillsinc dot biz

Linda P said...

I always love to see a new post from you because I can go through your blog many times and never tire of seeing the small quilts. They are much easier for me to complete and quilt than the large quilts. There is an added warmness to a home that displays small quilts. Thank you for sharing your many projects with us and for the chance to win one of your beautiful books.
Linda P

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired by the colors. There are countless options! I also love the small quilts and your books. I love hand piecing, and small quilts are more easily managed. Your small quilts in particular are just striking. The colors you choose are just perfect!
Tina Jacobs
tina.katzlaw@yahoo.com

Lady Locust said...

I just finished reading “Aunt Jane of Kentucky.” The whole book was as good as that quote. I was almost sad to finish it. What beautiful little quilts, especially like Prairie crossing 😁

Gloria said...

Creating small quilts gives me a great sense of satisfaction because the outcome is something achievable and rewarding to my heart, mind and soul.
Thank you for making this kind offer of your sweet book.
Gloria
Egbok77@aol.com

Ann Cummings said...

There are many reasons I love making small quilts. A few of them are; giving me more time to play with fabric, being able to have a large selection of fabrics, taking up less space. The sense of having accomplished something, and best of all being able to use them in displays and decorating with them.
Ann
amcummings52@yahoo.com

quilter47 said...

I love little quilts because they are something I can finish without waiting years to finish it and I can always find some niche to display them in. Sheila sap5@psu.edu

Brigitte Angevin said...

Bizn sur j'aimerai beaucoup gagner ce joli livre alors je tente ma chance

Doris said...

I love working on your projects..
doris@northernautoelectric.ca

Tammie Smith said...

I have all of your books. Would love to win this one! Love making little quilts.

quiltgrannie said...

I love to make smaller quilts. I don't have a lot of wall spaces to display large quilts so they give me more ways to decorate my home. You can stick them everywhere to add a little color. They are perfect for gift giving too, and it's so much fun to make some for each Holiday or season.
I would love to win this book to give to my daughter. Karen
meandyou1974@sbcglobal.net

Emily RP said...

I love to make small quilts! I display and use them everywhere in my home. Each one has special memories of when it was made.

Emily Pennington
cottonboll1874@gmail.com

Weezer said...

I love color! I love the feel of the fabric and love to just look at it. I am a "fabric snob" and am very particular about the fabric I use to make my quilts. I can see in my head the finished project and am not satisfied until I find exactly what I envision.For me the best part of quilting is organizing the fabric I want for a quilt and auditioning all the colors and prints. Making a small quilt is very satisfying for me as it is instant gratification and you need very little fabric to accomplish the look you are going for. Watching a quilt come alive as the fabrics are pieced is such a joy to me. Every step is closer together with a little quilt and there's such a feeling of accomplishment when the last stitches of the binding are finished. I have had your books for many years and have toyed with a few little quilts. Since I have joined Kathleen Tracy's Love of Little Quilts I have completed one challange and have several in the works. I am more focused and the fellowship with other quilters has been exciting and very encouraging. Thank you for giving quilters a forum to connect and share. No matter where we are in our journey or how experienced we are, we all share a love of quilting, especially little quilts.
Louise Chowanski...louise_chowanski@comcast.net

jsmom said...

Quilting is my artistic expression and allows to bond with other like minded women! Jackie Black
Jackieblack204@gmail.com

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Hi Kathy, I am a rug hooker turned quilter. When we lost our youngest son several years ago I took up making small quilts as therapy. I am making small quilts using some of your books for the patterns. Small quilts gives me a chance to make scrappy quilts from my stash. i love your scrappy log cabin quilt.Carolyn B cab4325@yahoo.com

terriw said...

I'm not sure why I love small quilts. They just speak to me in a different voice than the large loud ones and make me feel happy.
Terri

Anonymous said...

What a feast for the eyes, your books are! I love thinking about my sisters from the past who made these quilts without the advantages of fabric selection what we have. Please keep the patterns coming.
quiltfriend58@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love making a variety of little quilts so I can display them in unexpected places. What could be more fun than rounding a corner in your house and finding a little quilt hanging on a wall.

Judy Knorr
Jknorr@optonline.net

Grandma Judi said...

I've made many small quilts and continue to save even the smallest scraps of my favorite fabrics for that next little gem.
Your new book is full to the brim with little gems that I want to make! Thanks so much for the opportunity to be a part of your generous giveaway!! You'll definitely brighten one of our days when you announce the winner!!
Just in case it's me, my email is judi.82@live.com.
Thanks again, Kathleen!!

A Crownseeker said...

I love your patterns and great directions. Have made 7 of your small quilts and don't have a one. My friends take them! But knowing a small part of my fabric is in each home brings me great joy. Thank you for what you do to insure me!

crownseeker@live.com

Rommy van Houten said...

I like your Quilts and Patterns. I like to make small quilts and hang them together on my design wall.
Your books are So Nice!!!!

Elaine said...

I like small quilts because they're quick and so darn cute!!

Anonymous said...

What I love most about quilting large or small is the creativity. I get up everyday and need to create. It is my adrenaline and passion. The feel of the fabric, the hum of the machine, the satisfaction of making something others will use and love. Thank you for all your books and inspiration. I have all your other books and have made several of the quilts in them.

Thanks
Kris Hicks

Bradnkrish@msn.com

Betsy said...

Quilting, to me, is like painting (which I can’t do) with fabric. I can be creative and the other bonus is that the product can be useful. There is nothing like cuddling up with a good book under a quilt!

Cathy said...

I love making small quilts. You can try a pattern that you like without making a bed size quilt. After all, you only have so many beds to cover!

Bea said...

I love little quilts and hope to be considered a quilter one day. Your books are wonderful! My name is Bea. (beatriz.caridad@gmail.com)

Judy U. said...

Started making small quilts after joining the Facebook group and buying a couple of your books. Looking forward to the new book. ����

Granny's Button Box said...

I love making teeny quilts to use up all my scraps of precious fabric. Thank you for doing the giveaway. Sharon (buzzybeegardening@googlemail.com)

Debbie said...

It's so weird because I was never drawn to the reproduction fabrics when I'd go shopping. I always gravitated to the bright colors, and while I still love them, I've become enchanted with the mini quilts after joining Kathleen's Facebook group. I like how they can be wall hangings, table toppers, or a gift for a little girl. Now my biggest problem is choosing with fabrics to use from my growing stash! Debbie Kistler (Dkis@aol.com)

jec said...

kathleen thanks for the chance to win your wonderful book. i have done some of your small quilt little quilt a month programs and treasure my little quilts. i love your choice of fabrics and traditional block choices. your blog is one i always look forward to. thank you again and i can only hope i am a winner of this one. your book will join your others in my collection.
janet jecagain@gmail.com

Debby said...

Little quilts just make me happy. I make lots of large quilts and love doing that, but the small ones are just so cute! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your new book. I love your books. (debbyborns@yahoo.com)

Mary Taylor said...

I love your patterns and your creative use of fabrics. Thanks for all your work
Mary mltaylor1448@gmail.com

Judith said...

My closets are full of big quilts. Now i have lots of scraps for the little ones. I love working with small pieces and the little quiltlets are fun to use all over the house by season or holiday

Marilia said...

I like to make small quilts because they are quick to make and I can move from one thing to another in a short time. I love your books, thanks forma this giveaway.
Marilia
marilia772@hotmail.com

LONA said...

What a wonderful eye candy! I love small quolts because I like be little pieces. With small quilts, I can use those little pieces and actually finish the quilt!! :). Love your style! lonajlong13@gmail.com

Genevieve said...

I am still a beginner sewer and it has really taught me alot by sewing smaller quilts. I also started sewing quilts because I want to be able to teach my granddaughters how to sew. They are 3 and 1 and I know that anytime now the oldest one will want to help Grandma make dolly quilts. Just the thought of this melts my heart, I can't wait. I would be honored to be able to win the books so I can show my girls the pictures of what we will make. Thank you
(genofwa@gmail.com)

Pam Marshall said...

There easy to handle and try out a pattern.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

small quilts can be neat as they are small - or can be turned into something large by making a sampler quilt from them and end up big! Challenging because of small pieces also - would love a copy

Cindy said...

I only started making small quilts 3 years ago on a regular basis as I downsized and don’t have my long arm any more. The feeling you get when you add the binding is great as you can start on the next project. But to me using your scraps/ leftovers from previous projects giving them new life is similarly rewarding. I am enjoying your Facebook page and seeing the challenges. I personally do not have a book of yours but have been wanting several of them.
Cindy
(peacevalleyquilts@yahoo.com)

annie said...

I admire the small quilts so much, I am intimidated over the large ones. They seem so much work and expense only to ruin them by clumsy attempts. But by studying the small ones I have come to appreciate the necessary accuracy needed to get them looking precise. More so than even the large ones I think.
I love the colors and the ability that these small quilts have of pulling them into the patterns.

annie
scrappalachia (at) g mail . c o m

Susan Lane said...

Small quilts add a dimension to home decor, a cute little surprise..... they are also a great fix when you want to sew, but not a huge project. They also make great gifts. Love the patterns in your book.

Diane Terpstra Quale said...

Love to make small quilts to enjoy all over my home. I like to reproduce favorite bed quilts on a small scale as well.

Diane

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I find a large quilt can be daunting both in cost and time. A small quilt can be as inspiring as a large quilt without the huge expense of money or time. Plus I love all things small, dolls, dolls houses etc. I have two of your books, so far.

Justine Arrasate Lloyd said...

Whenever I quilt, no matter what it is...a little wall hanging, table runner, lap quilt, bed size....each and every time it brings me right back to when I sat with my grandmother, Millie Wager, and she taught me how to hand quilt for the very first time. I wish she could see how I have progressed through the years with my quilting skills. Thank you SEW MUCH for the chance to win your fabulous new book! Happy Quilting!

Terry Rupple said...

I love small quilts. They can be finished more quickly. They can use up my scraps. They can be displayed everywhere in the house. They make great gifts. I LOVE SMALL QUILTS!!!!!

Charli T said...

Your directions are easy to understand and always accurate. Small quilts mean I can make more in the amount of time to make a large quilt. I can find out what blocks I enjoy making if I decide to “piece larger”. Thank you. Sew happy to have made your acquaintance.

quilting Deb said...

I would love to win a copy of your new book! mdjcarlson@netzero.com. Thanks for the chance!

Caryn Schipper said...

Love your mini quilts and all things reproduction. The colors are definitely up my alley. Would love to win this book to add to my collection! Caryn Schipper, Caryn28383@gmail.com

Sarah said...

For me, quilting connects me with the women who have gone before us. I love to make quilts by hand, both piecing and appliqué and then hand quilting them. handstitcher@hotmail.com

Gypsy Quilter said...

Small quilts are a great way to finish something quickly while playing with colors I may not feel comfortable with. Plus they can be used to decorate in a variety of ways. You're so generous to offer a chance to win. I always love how you put color together.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love the patterns in that new book--and have seen a couple being done on the Facebook pages!! And I love Friday the 13th--and didn't realize we had one this month--have a great summer!
enjoy, di dlcquilter3@gmail.com

laurence said...

J'aimerais gagné ce livre. Je vous ai découvert il y a peu sur Facebook . Je suis fane de vos petites couettes. Après quelques années de patchwork je m'étais mis au patch brodé mais je reviens à mes ressources en voyant ce que vous faites ainsi que betsy, di Ford ... J'aime aussi vos couleur. Merci pour vos partage.

laurence said...

Ps: gravelau@orange.fr

CantstopQuilting said...

I would love to add this book to my Collection of your books! Cantstopquilting@gmail.com

koberg said...

I love the small quilts because it lets me attempt different blocks and techniques without having to make an entire quilt. Lois Oberg (l.r.oberg769@gmail.com)

LONA said...

Wonderful eye candy!! I love working with small pieces. It takes a long time to make a large quilt using them. So, I can actually finish the quilt if it is a little quilt! Thanks for the chance to win! Love your style! lonajlong13@gmail.com

Jan Richardson said...

I love all quilt sizes, but am drawn to the doll or small quilts. I love working with the fabrics, choosing just the right combinations to put together. For me, it is easier to decorate with the smaller quilts in my little country cottage. I love the pictures of the little quilts in your new book!❤️
Jan Richardson in KS

Nancy Pleimann said...

I have made lots of big quilts and i'm going to switch over to small quilts. I think I need a change. Your small quilts are wonderful. Thanks, Nancy Pleimann in MO. nplyman@yahoo.com


MaMa said...

I'm motivated to quilt because I enjoy making things for my home and as gifts for others. Plus, each time I quilt, I conquer my 'fear' of the sewing machine. I love your quilts and thanks for the chance.
Lisa
mistyfuji 'at' yahoo 'dot' com

Maureen said...

I love your small quilts. I am making a wall of small quilts.

Liz B said...

I have an inherent need to be creative! Spent my adult years in residential construction with design and build (still at it!) and quilting is pretty much like that. I tell my friends I just cut stuff up and put it back together with all my creative interests- building/remodelling, quilting, cooking...
lizbushong@gmail.com

Renée Welton said...

I love small quilts! They are quicker to finish, don’t require much in supplies and they make me happy just to look at them! And, you can never have too many💕

Lee said...

Thank you for being so generous! What fabulous projects - I would love to share with my quilting buddy. I love quilting - its relaxing and I love making people smile by giving them .

Kathy H said...

What wonderful little quilts. I like making small quilts because I can usually find a place to display them. They also make great little doll quilts for my granddaughter.

Material Girl said...

I love small quilts for many reasons. They can be very challenging as small pieces are hard to sew imho. I love to decorate with small quilts, so perfect to hang seasonally. You can also use a million other ways. Sadly, they don’t use as much fabric as I would sometimes like but they DO get done, no more ufos! Your quilts look great, lovely book. Thanks fir the chance.

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for the chance to win your delightful book...the only one I do not own. Little quilts remind me of simpler times when little girls used the doll quilts so lovingly made for them. Their size also makes them fun to decorate our homes in various ways! They are not as intimidating to make as a large quilt so It is easier to make more of them!
Mary Ellen Allenbaugh
primthimble2002@yahoo.com

Lorraine said...
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Lorraine said...

Me, please! I love your little quilt designs.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely book this would be to win! Thank you for the chance.
Sue P
Canada

Sue Pickwell said...

What a lovely book this would be to win! Thank you for the chance.
Sue P
Canada

mangozz said...

I love all sizes of quilts but small ones are quicker to make and easier to display. And they are so cute!

kristi marymee said...

Love anything with civil war fabrics💕 Size does matter and I do like the smaller quilts!
Kristi.Marymee@gmail.com

Cheryl Palm said...

I am addicted to small quilts....they are every where in my house! Although they are referred to as little quilts....as my first quilt book and project was from the Little Quilts gals in Marietta GA. And lucky me we moved to Atlanta them same year and month they opened their store!!! My husband swore he owned a corner of the store as so much of his money went there...hahaha! I love your books and patterns as they remind me of Little Quilt books....and since they have retired and closed the store....you are my little quilt gal! Would love your new book....has some great looking quilts in it....also love your blog....thanks Kathy for all you do for us small quilt lovers!

Jane said...

I just love little projects that I can complete relatively quickly and can quilt myself. I am drooling over the projects shown from your book!!!!!!!!

Jane
luvquilts@hotmail.com

Quiltsmiles said...

I enjoy the rhythm of the needle and quilts of all sizes. Making a miniature or smaller size has just as much going on as those larger ones and your books help immensely with the pieces you could use.
Thanks for the chance on winning this next published book.

belarmina said...

Kathleen tu nuevo libro maravilloso.
Gracias por la oportunidad de participar en el sorteo
Saludos

Unknown said...

Small Quilts allow me to play with lots of new fabrics without "breaking the bank." And the small Quilts make decorating fun.

Anonymous said...

You design such beautiful little quilts! They’re so fun to run to the scrap tote & pull beautiful colors! And the small quilts are so nice to decorate my home with! I love every aspect of quiltmaking - from the fabrics to the binding and label! 😊

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I love making small quilts because it enables me to sew and quilt when my time is limited. Also I get to play with fabric and thread! Love the quick finish!

Lee said...

Small quilts are adorable for starters and they can be finished quickly! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely book!

Janet said...

Janet Maly
Thank for sharing all your talent with us!
Jmaly5895@gmail.com

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Judymc said...

I love antique quilts and they are such inspiration for making small quilts. I always finish the small quilts versus the large quilts which may languish a few years waiting to be quilted. I love every aspect of quilting.
Judy McNeel, judysbluequilts@yahoo.com

Jassinc6 said...

I love civil war reproduction fabrics and love being able to enjoy so many of them by using them in bunches of small quilts. You can always find a spot to tuck in a small quilt.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to be joining you at your retreat in October. I love your books and use them for refetence material as well as patterns!
Heather Potts

Kyle said...

Little quilts let you play more, finish more and enjoy more. You have some wonderful new ideas in your book.

Barbara Black said...

Small quilts are easy to complete and I love to replicate antique quilts in a small size. Thanks for the chance to win.

lynn jarzombeck said...

Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful give-away! Quilting draws me for many reasons, the feel of fabric in my hands, the ability to apply a skill and creativity to a project, the warm and lasting gifts I can make my family. Looking forward to enjoying your new book.

debbie said...

Little quilts are a great way to try out new techniques. Thanks for a chanc ed to win, looks like a great book. Msiltala@wi.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I love small quilts, because I am a hand piecer and hand quilter, so I can finish them quicker! And there is just something about the small pieces that really speaks to me. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

Karen McMahon said...

I love small quilts because they are a way of making many beautiful patterns in a short time. They also look great around the house!

Vivi Martínez said...

What I like the most about quilting is the opportunity to place in fabrics my creativity, my taste and the possibility of create something new out of scraps. Quilt takes me to "my happy place": no preasures, no regrets, just the fabrics and me.
Many analogies between quilting and life have been wrote, maybe because life inspires us to sew or maybe because sewing inspires us to live better.

Viviana Martínez
vivienpapel@gmail.com

Unknown said...

El quilt me ha ayudado a desarrollar la creatividad que nunca pensé que podía tener, además de conectarme con el mundo y hacer nuevas amistades es una forma de liberar las complicaciones del día a día 🌺
Soy de Ecuador y tenemos un grupo súper entusiasta
mpvt51@hotmail.com

Brenda DeBord said...

Love all of the patterns in this book.

Margaret said...

Quilting inspires me to try new things, be open to new ideas and always work to do my personal best on every piece I make. I have grown a lot since I became a quilter because quilting challenges me to do things I haven’t done before and don’t necessarily feel confident in doing. I have learned to put colors together that I would never have considered before. I have learned to look at some quilting as art and that has helped me understand the distinction between art and craft. I have learned to accept that some people don’t care for the same things in quilting that I do, and I in turn, don’t always care for every quilt that I see. I have realized that I really like and repect the efforts of many quiltmakers - contemporary quilts, art quilts, traditional quilts. We are all so fortunate to be involved in this art/craft that offers us so many options for our creativity.

Tonya Reichard said...

What I find about quilting that inspires me to make a quilt, large or small, is the idea that I can play with colors and different shapes and end up with a masterpiece of design. It is relaxing and entertaining art form that I can actually accomplish!

Debbie G said...

Quilting inspires me to create from even the smallest scraps. Lately I have been making mini pieces as they are fun to tuck in any empty space!

Sherry said...

I love making small quilts because they get finished faster and don't need as much fabric. Creatively, it is easier to try all the different patterns that I want to do. Your quilts are so beautiful and remind me of a simpler way of life. Thank you for the giveaway.

Doreen said...

My sewing room is my place of peace, my happy place! I enjoy the small quilts since I can handle them easier & come up with a beautiful creation & bless others with them.
Doreen Roes

Linda said...

The book looks amazing. I love small quilts! Keeping my fingers crossed!
Linda B.
Posybrodt@gmail.com

Joyful Quilter said...

Hehehehe My friends think I'm nuts when I make a small or miniature quilt, I don't want to disillusion them.

the girlfriend gap said...

I just love having homemade things in my home. I would love to win. Tiny things make me happy. nannyjsewsweet@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love antique quilts but don't want to use them, and making reproduction quilts is a great substitute. Antique quilts (and reproduction quilts that look antique) give me a connection to the past. I can imagine something that my ancestors could've had in their home.

Anonymous said...

I love antique quilts but don't want to use them, and making reproduction quilts is a great substitute. Antique quilts (and reproduction quilts that look antique) give me a connection to the past. I can imagine something that my ancestors could've had in their home.
Sorry - didn't leave my name in the last comment.. Celine K. cgkings-at-CenturyTel-dot-net.

scottylover said...

Quilting is my way to escape and focus on just one thing. It helps to calm me and lets me be creative at the same time.

Sandy A

Fribble said...

I like combining colors and making something decorative that's also useful.

debbie r said...

Viewing the posts by the group always leave me in awe of the variances in color and size of the quilts. I have not tried to make a small quilt as I guess I am a little intimidated by the size of the pieces. I guess that is why seam rippers were made. I have a collection of dolls that could use blankies under them. I guess I just talked myself into trying to making a small doll quilt. I will take the plunge and face my fears. I have one of your earlier books already, so I'm on my way. Your new book looks simply marvelous and would love to hone my skill with your wonderful patterns. Happy Sewing

Kathy Boice said...

I think I am drawn to little quilts because my Grandmother made me a doll quilt for my Chatty Cathy Doll I received for Christmas. The small blocks, the patterns and designs in the fabrics just seemed special. Little quilts add warmth to any home and are eye catching art!

Lois McCoy said...

oh there are so many things I love about the small quilts ….. trying different blocks, able to make more different quilts ….. imagining life 100 years or more ago ….. my happy place is making these small quilts. Love all your books …… can only hope I'll have time to make all the lovely quilts!

Lois McCoy
loishmccoy@gmail.com

Pascale Piete said...

j'aime beaucoup celui aux paniers , merci pour ce jeu !

Anonymous said...

Love love small quilts. I have every one of your books. Would love to win your latest book. Thank you genalstewart@gmail.com

Sharon Pack said...

Kathleen......I think it’s the contrast in color that the little quilt has ......the fact that children love to use them with their dolls in play ....and maybe it’s a quilt that uses scraps of fabric from the child’s homemade clothing which serves as a memory for the child! It’s this and more that draws me and the short time it takes to finish and use what you’ve made!! It makes me happy to make and to use!!😍

jrquilts said...

LOVE SMALL QUILTS, I LIKE PLAYING WITH SCRAPS AND FQ TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT MAKES A NICE GIFT. hjrogers@sympatico.ca

Anonymous said...

Love small quilts because they are quick to make and I can offer them to my friends and family as personal gifts. Perfect for a house-warming, birthdays, Christmas gifts... And usually people are always touched by handmade gifts!
Elisabeth Samaha
esamaha@hotmail.co.uk

Beth said...

What is most inspiring to me about quilting is that it gives me a way to make my love for someone tangible, to express my creativity in a way that will show my love and also, I hope, show the recipient that I know them and was thinking of them specifically when I was making their quilt. (etalmage at earthlink dot net)

QuiltGranma said...

would sure love to win this prize! Such cute little quilts!

GranChris said...

I have a wall going upstairs and when I get enough quilts I am going to get someone to come and hang them for me. I need a lot of small quilts for that. I enjoy making smaller projects.

Yolande Audon said...

I love sewing small scrappy quilt because i can make one in a day, sometimes to offer.
I love your books. thanks for this opportunity to get the new one.
Yolande

sardine said...

I love particulary Aunt basket.perhaps I fin!!
Tanks To you

Donna Uyeno said...

I love your books!

Yvonne said...

Congratulations on your new book! Looks like it has a lot of fun patterns. I would love to promote it in the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

What a wunderfull suprise if I would win this book. Just love it. m.palthe@live.nl

els said...

I make all my quilts by hand, so my production is very low. For me it isn't the endresult that counts but the process. Sewing tiny scraps together is so relaxing. It brings peace of mind, it gives me time to think and happiness when the quilt keeps me warm on cold days.


elsgodfroy@fo.nl

Carmen said...

Es un placer trabajar con trocitos pequeños y ver el resultado terminado. Admiro sus labores, gracias por la oportunidad de participar.
Mi correo: laboreando@gmail.com.
Le deseo un estupendo día.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

I make a lot of cat mini quilts. An appliqued cat on patchwork. The size of a chair or a little bigger for on a couch, so the kitties can have their own spot to sit, sleep, and wash. I use mine also as a lap quilt because my cat likes to put his nails in my legs!! And..I don't get full of hair. My mail address is ada2kopi@yahoo.gr

Melissa Canan said...

Doing small quilts gives me practice on hand quilting and machine quilting. It's also a way to stay connected with the past.

Melissa Canan JBKITTYCAT15@outlook.com

Mamilou said...

J'adore tout ce que vous faites ! I love all you do ! Congratulations !
Chantal ou Mamilou de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Sue Bennett said...

Kathy love the new book. You always have the best give aways.. good luck everyone.

Mamaskeeto said...

There’s just something about creating a quilt from the selection of fabric, to carefully cutting each piece of fabric, to the joining of pieces together and then the quilting and binding. It’s such a creative process.
Kathy in Florian Mo - kayparks@sbcglobal.net

Iaci Flanders said...

What is a “caliker?” I looked it up, but couldn’t find it.

I like making small quilts, first, because they are so adorably cute! Second, they are a fun way to try out a pattern or technique. Third, I can decorate my home with them so much easier than a larger quilt. ������ iaciff@reagan.com

Jeanine Peeks said...

I have always loved dolls and quilting. Doll quilts are quick and usually easy to complete. Even when I'm busy, I can still sneak in some quilting and feel like I've accomplished something. Thanks!

Vanessa said...

Quilting is my ‘Happy Place’ it has seen me through many things in my life. Difficult things like sick children and the joys such as grandchildren. I love the feel, look and smell of cotton fabric it is a constant joy. Small quilts allow me to try out many new designs which would be impossible in full size quilts. Also I love the links to the past that quilting gives us and take great pleasure imagining women quilting in times gone by. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Jacqueline said...

Small quilts are quick to make .I've got a few for almost every occasion ! and they are so versatile and adorable .
I can't way to see your new book . Thanks

Jocelyn said...

I have always enjoyed making small quilts. They are quick and bring satisfaction. Also the designs are doable and can be used around my home or as gifts. Thank you for the beautiful designs.

Joan said...

I love small quilts because I can use many of my beautiful scraps and I love to see how the designs come together. Congratulations on your wonderful book and the chance to win.

linda ehly said...

Your small quilt designs, books and facebook group are wonderful. Enjoying the Facebook group seeing what other folks are creating is amazing what a wonderful community for quilters. Thank you

Maureeneh said...

I love quilting because it allows me to express my creativity. I am not an artist-I can't draw at all, but I love mixing the different colors and patterns in fabrics.
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Betty said...

I love small quilts, and I am looking forward to your new book.

Betty
bclark_2000@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

Love the cute little quilts! Following you on Facebook and love checking in on your blog! Your book will be a great way to use up all my scraps! lls54382@hotmail.com

Kurt Schindler said...


I have always liked small things since I have been a child . For awhile, I was into dollhouses and miniatures. Then when I started quilting, I became interested in making small quilts. I guess I love trying different quilt patterns and finding the perfect (sometimes) fabric combinations . Making small is not easier but sometimes faster than making a large quilt so I can make more quilts!!!

Charlotte (kurtschindler111@gmail.com)

Linda said...

I love making small quilts. I typically use fabric from my stash and am always surprised to see how great the different fabrics come together.

Heather said...

Small quilts are great for “process” people. I can experiment with the process of making something new and still have a finished project in very little time as compared to larger quilts,

~Kris~ said...

Every quilter has a list of quilts that they want or dream of making, but we all know there are not enough hours and days available to make them, so small quilts are the ideal way to make so many quilts, experiment with patterns, and try out different color combinations without investing a huge amount of time. Plus they are so darn cute!!! I have them everywhere in my house!

Mary said...

I've always loved history and traditional quilts, especially small quilts. I really like that I can make a quilt from start to finish by myself, quilted by hand or machine, in a short amount of time. Your designs are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win!

Karleen said...

Love making the small quilts, Have the rest of your books and would like to ad this one to my collect. Love your books as there is more then just pattern. Thanks. karleenm@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I already know which quilt I will make! I live where two US Routes cross each other. Our Town is called Crossroads Town by some, so it seems like a given I NEED to make it! Thank you for the opportunity to win one! (bakerjn@hotmail.com)

barbara woods said...

I started quilting at age 70 and am addicted. doesn't mater what size or shape. bewtjwatgmaildotcom

Sherry said...

Small quilts allow me to try new techniques.

If I like the technique then I can make a larger quilt.

If I do not want to pursue the new technique then I can just finish the small quilt and have a completed piece instead of a UFO to cause me guilt.

Patricia Bargo said...

small quilts are great for time constraints, being a caregiver one cant lug a full size quilt around like a small one. I can use my scraps and i love decorating with them. I love this book.
Patricia b









Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I love that I can almost "escape" when working with fabrics to quilt. My mind is focused only on the task and the visions of the outcome~

Pamela Tasker said...

Recently I joined a group for small quilt making. I found my passion. I truly love when I start one I know I will finish it because I can see the end due to it's size. I cannot put it down. The crisp feel of the little pieces as I put them together. Thank you.

Unknown said...

I'm really loving making smaller quilts because I get to complete them myself, no more quilt tops hanging in the closet waiting for a quilter!

Deborah Smith said...

I have a child's antique chair and an antique wood bench. I use those to display the few little quilts I have made. The little quilts are perfect to use at different holiday times. The little quilts are fun to nestle into the chair or bench.
Thank you for your generosity in the giveaways!
Debbie Smith
o2quilt@gmail.com

JeanInMaine said...

Little quilts just call to me, especially if they're dollhouse scale. I'm working with a lot of shirt fabrics because I love the homey, old fashioned look of shirt quilts, they make a quilt that looks loved.

Patti L. said...

I love little quilts... they are quick and so versatile. I use them everywhere! Thank you for the chance to win this great book!!

Patti Levine
plautumn@yahoo.com

Carolknits said...

You are my inspiration for making small quilts, really. I love everything you do, have all your books, and enjoy your blog.
Small quilts are not intimidating, they aren't expensive, and if you don't like it, you don't lose much time or money.
Would love to win this book!
Carol Bejtlich

Ginney Camden said...

The thing I like so much about quilting is that it reminds me of a simpler time. My great grandmother gave me a box of quilt scraps when I was in my early teens. She said "someday you'll make a quilt." I took the box and looked at her like she was crazy, but sure enough, I used those scraps after I had my first child and have been quilting for the last 40 years. The thing I like about your patterns is that they are scrappy and remind me of that simpler time and I love scrappy quilts. Ginney
gcamden072@gmail.com

Rosemary said...

What do I love about quilting (whatever the size)? Everything from picking out the design to the fabric and the final binding by hand ... relaxing, fulfilling and all that is good. Minis are especially fun because ... voila .. it's done!! Thanks, Kathleen, for the great giveaway. Your minis are the best!!

BETTY RHOADS said...

I adore your small quilt designs. The thing I like most about small quilts is the ability to get one finished in very little time. Mine rarely get put aside to finish another day. Keep up your wonderful designs and we will all be inspired. Betty Rhoads, boop4ubetty2@yahoo.com

Nyla said...

Fabric and quilts just make me happy. It satisfies my creative instincts as nothing else does. I love the colors, patterns and texture. In short, quilting is my cup of tea!

Deborah said...
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sandi s said...

Hi Kathy, I would love to win your new book! It looks wonderful. I have all your others and love them. Hugs, Sandi

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