The Big Book of Civil War Quilts and Giveaway!

My copy of The Big Book of Civil War Quilts arrived the other day.  What a thrill to be included in such an amazing line up of quilters.

 

The Big Book of Civil War Quilts is now available. Find more information here.

 

Four of our quilts from have been included:

 

I remember quilting the Farmhouse Quilt during clear spring days with the sun streaming through the windows, and a young pup lying underneath the frame keeping me company. Special memories. It was the first quilt made for our first book Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts (Martingale, OOP).

 

Luscious is the best word to describe The Bars Quilt. I remember the fabric pull for this one. It was a grand mess of piles of rich colour allover the studio floor. It is from our second book Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts (Martingale, OOP).

 

The Guest Room Quilt is still one of my favourites from our first book Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts (Martingale, OOP) … I know you aren’t supposed to have favourites. I remember Biz and I spending a delicious afternoon staring at the design wall, and talking about all the options for the centre.

 

The colours in the Wassenaar Windmills quilt still make my heart sing ... just love how they all play together. Originally it appeared in our second book Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts (Martingale, OOP).

 

Martingale is generously providing a digital copy of The Big Book of Civil War Quilts.  To be eligible for a chance to win it, leave a comment below and tell me what percentage of your stash is reproduction fabrics and what makes up the other percentage (batiks, contemporary, solids, etc).  I will draw the winner's name next Wednesday, September 6th.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.  (Make sure your comment is on this page, thanks!)

 

Happy Stitching!

Mary Elizabeth

 

 

COMMENTS

  1. Katie Kennedy says...

    My fabric collection includes a little bit of everything but is mostly Civil War Repros. I’m guessing I have 50% civil war, 10% florals, 20% batiks, 20% miscellaneous, very few solids, novelty or brights but I do have a nice collection of Kaffe Fassett prints but never seem to use them in my quilts! I have been so close to ordering this book but haven’t yet. I would love to have a copy.

  2. Penny A L Prichard says...

    Only a small percentage of my stadh are Civil War fabrics. I made a large CW quilt several years ago and it won a second place ribbon at our statewide quilt show. There are almosr 1800 pieces in the 6 inch border. Ive been afraid to calculate how many more pieces are in it! I would live to win this book and create some more quilts of the time. I just purchased 2 other boiks on the subject. Such a rich time for quilts.

  3. My stash is about 85% Civil War Repros! I live for them! The rest is just a hodge podge of other stuff left over from quilts/projects I’ve made for family and friends who have different tastes. But if I had to have only 1 kind it would be civil war repros! (My friends just understand why! 🙂 )

  4. Kathy Ryan says...

    My stash is about 1/3 reproductions and 1/3 batiks and the rest textured solids. I want to increase the number of civil war fabrics in my collection as those are the colors I love.

  5. Christine says...

    90% Civil War repros and 10% 1930’s. I don’t know what I’d do if Ye Olde Schoolhouse or JJ’s Stitches quilt shops went out of business. I’d love a chance to win the digital copy.

  6. Lona Long says...

    My stash is 95 reproduction fabrics. The other 5% is modern, 1930’s and children’s prints, combined! I love your books! The small blocks make my heart sing! This book is on my wish list- thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  7. Linda L. Van Lierde says...

    Very little of my stash is CW repro, maybe 5%, most is contemporary as I see a new designer and fall in love with their imagination! What I love about CW is the use of traditional blocks and sets to make stunning quilts – you would think that something that old would have worn out its potential but it is the most satisfying to work with in exploring design ideas. Congratulations on seeing your quilts published again!

  8. Looks like a beautiful book!! And what a treat it would be coming from you. Look forward to seeing you again soon!!

    • mekinch says...

      Looking forward to seeing you too!

  9. About 20-30% repro. 5% 30s. 5-10% Liberty Tana Lawn. 5-10% 1980s reproduction chintz. 15% hand dyes. 10% Large floral prints. 5-10% ultra brights. 5-10% stripes. 10-20% backgrounds. The rest are randoms.

  10. Melissa says...

    I probably have a small percentage of reproduction fabric. My stash is such a hodge podge of fabric that catches my eye!

  11. Connie Hendryx says...

    I love CW stuff, but haven’t really collected much, so I would say 5% is CW repros….I’ll work on getting more!

  12. Debbie Taylor says...

    My stash is about 1/3 civil war, 1/3 1930s and the rest is a mixture of whimsical sewing prints and odds and ends.

  13. Karen says...

    I have a few Civil War repro fabrics. Some batiks. The rest of the fabrics are a mixture of anything and everything.

  14. Diane Oakes says...

    A small percentage is Civil war, but I’m open to change! Love bright fabric! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Karen in Breezy Point says...

    I love all these fun Scrappy quilts! The book looks wonderful!

  16. Sue Flego says...

    Your book looks very exciting Mary, and I would love a chance to win one, although being an international quilter, may rule me out. Never the less, I love your quilts. My stash would be 50% reproductions and 50% modern. I love both. 🙂

  17. Karen Weidler says...

    About 95% of my stash is repros and the rest is 30’s fabrics and novelty prints (for grandkids). Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Miranda Renard says...

    My stash is such a mess, I would not be able to tell what is what…😂
    Would love to win the book and make the guest room quilt!! Thank you!!

  19. Cynthia A. says...

    My stash includes lots of different styles. Civil War themed is about 25%; modern 40%; holiday 20%; batiks 10%; solids make up the remainder. I LOVE them all & will not hesitate to mix styles if the color/value is what I need. Thanks for the chance!

  20. Pattye Kent says...

    90 % reproduction, 10% novelty and brights

  21. Judy Beca says...

    I don’t have any Civil War fabrics. My stash is mostly Kaffe Fassett fabrics, batiks, juvenile and a mish mash of floral cottons. Love your books, hope to win your new book.

  22. Theresa Arnold says...

    What a fun question! I have a huge collection of all kinds of fabrics but 50% is Civil War repro’s – probably enough to do all of your quilts in Book one! I have plenty of 30’s and solids, including as many hand dyed ones as possible. Smallest collection (after Holiday) is batiks. Collect vintage whenever I can!

  23. Jeannette Kling says...

    Once you get hooked on Civil War fabrics you cannot quilt. Made a notebook with snippets of fabrics I have to keep from duplicating. Love these quilts!

  24. Pam Nelson says...

    My fabric stash is about 40% civil war repro, 20% plaids, 5% batiks, 5% modern, 5% textures, 5% solids, the rest are older prints.
    Most of the quilts I make are scrappy and Civil War fabrics are my favorite!!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Melissa Jordan says...

    Civil War reproductions are my absolute favorite! They look so pretty on my wall! I’m thinking I have 75% Civil War and the rest is assiortedz. I love Civil War applique also. Can’t wait to see this book!

  26. Thanks for the chance! I can’t wait to read it whether I win or not. 🙂 My stash is probably 60% modern or modern-ish prints, 25% solids, 10% upcycled clothes, and 5% reproduction.

  27. Christi says...

    Civil War maybe 10% or !5%. I just used a lot last year.

  28. Shelley Kelly says...

    My Stash is 95% reproduction. Just love them then there would be 5% solids. Would love to win this book. Regards Shelley

  29. Ina van der Plaat says...

    I Love to win this fabulous quiltbook!
    I have just no stash of reproduction fabric. most is modern and all sorts of fabric. Maybe this book is the start for reproduction fabric :).

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  30. carolyn says...

    I love Civil War fabrics, however, don’t have that many. I would say 15% Civil War, 75% batiks, 10% modern/solids. This book looks amazing

  31. Linda Fritchen says...

    A beautiful book! How special for you to be included! About 1/4 of my stash is CW because I am slowly working on a Dear Jane baby and another larger Civil War quilt. Love it!

  32. Iraildes says...

    Gostaria de ganhar o livro

  33. Ellie Lively says...

    I’ve never stopped to figure out what balance ther is in my stash but I guess a third or more must be reproduction and another third batiks. The rest is just traditional quilting fabric but I find it works together most of the time! I buy what I like,mostly fat quarters, because I’m a scrap quilter. Thanks for a chance to win a lovely book!

  34. Janet Beyea says...

    About 20% of my stash is reproduction fabrics. I also have a lot of batik fabrics, lots of blenders, and a few novelty fabrics.

  35. Wendy Dines says...

    I greatly admire your work and the overall vision that you have about quilts, colour and design.
    CW fabrics? None. I have an eclectic collection and much of it is determined by colour…or, should I say, lack of colour. I am drawn to greys & blacks with splashes of bright colours such as aqua, deep reds & pinks.
    The draw is on Sep 6…my birthday!

  36. Maybe 2% of my stash is reproduction fabrics. The rest is florals, tone on tone, and neutrals.

  37. Stunning book with such original designs. Another Virgo with Birthday on September 5th!

  38. Nancy says...

    I think 25% of my stash is reproduction; enough to make some wonderful quilts from this book.

  39. Liz Dyer says...

    My reproduction prints are about 20% of my stash. The rest are batiks, holiday,Thimbleberries, fall/woodland and blenders. I really would love to own this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  40. Diane W says...

    I have a very nice selection of reproduction fabrics. I’m loving clear brights right now and
    prefer a white or light background. Scraps are
    piling up and I am loving the anticipation of
    what may come of them.

  41. Anna says...

    I love civil war prints! Would love this book so I can use up some of my CW fabrics!

  42. Nancy says...

    I have a mixed stash, with a big collection of 19th c reproduction fabrics!

  43. Kim Watson says...

    My fabric selection of Civil War fabrics is enough to make a queen size quilt. They are some of my favorites even though my stash doesn’t reflect that. The remaining fabric stash is a variety of styles.

  44. Sue says...

    My stash is 90 percent CW. 10 percent 30’s. Love what you have done with your quilts and there scrappiness

  45. Tammi Williams says...

    10% modern & contemporary fabrics, 30% batiks, and an easy 60% reproduction fabrics. Just love the comfy feeling you get when looking at this style of prints. Love getting as many different prints asossible in each project.

  46. Diana Varcoe Hurst says...

    Love the collection of quilt patterns in this book. So great to keep the vintage patterns alive.

  47. Carol Schon says...

    Civil War quilts are a favorite — exciting to have so many available in one volume!

  48. Pauline Cave says...

    About 25% of my stash is civil war fabrics. I have a large collection of batiks about 40%, the rest is made up florals and autumn fabrics. However, my scrap stash doubles all the above. I love civil war fabrics, and I have friend who loves them too. Each year we swap blocks made from them.

  49. Sheila Fernkopf says...

    I would say that Civil War fabrics are two percent of my fabric collection. I have the most fabric of Kansas Troubles – I live in Kansas. Winning this book would be wonderful! I’m sure my stash would grow as I pick quilts from the book to make. Thank you!

  50. Lisa Lehman says...

    Love this book and collection of patterns. Roughly 50 % of my stash are reproductions. The other 50% are solids, contemporary and modern. Depends who I am piecing for my more modern children or myself.

  51. Paula Rooyakkers says...

    I’m very excited about this new book. I like making quilts w/reproduction fabrics . . .but then sneaking in something that’s not – like a batik!

  52. Robin Bailey says...

    I love all of your quilts. about 50% of my stash is reproduction fabrics. I love them all.

  53. The Lisa Marie says...

    I would say that easily 90% of my stash is Civil War reproduction fabrics. I love the colors and the homey feel of them.

  54. Kim says...

    40%+ reproduction and 60% other. As I get older find myself leaning toward the more muted colors of reproduction lines. Would love to have this book of inspiration!

  55. Lindsay says...

    I don’t have any reproduction fabrics but I love the look of traditional and Civil War quilts. I’ve been wanting to try one out using some of my solids or modern fabrics! What a beautiful book. I’ll definitely check it out.

  56. Sara says...

    My stash is probably 1/4 reproduction fabrics, and the rest is a mixture of pattern, colours and styles that I have bought because I fell in love.

  57. I would estimate that roughly 60% of my stash is Civil War style prints. The balance are prints that while not of that period work well with them. Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. Brigitte Baierl says...

    Love this patterns, thank for the chance to win
    Brigitte

  59. Jen PM says...

    I have very little in (2 %)reproduction fabrics (which is strange as I love textile history and whenever I go to a quilt show, they are the quilts I admire the most). 50% is print which includes a big chunk of it being “fun”prints (ideal for baby and kid quilts which I love make making for close friends and family),20% is solid tone on tone 25% is batik and marbles.
    Congrats on your new book ME. One of these days I will make a reproduction quilt or will put together the flower garden squares I found after my grandfather’s passing in 1990. They were made by my grandmother with prints that came out of her 1930’s house dresses.

  60. Janet says...

    My stash is about 75% repros. I like mostly bright repros so the rest of my stash is what I’ve bought to go with my repros. This looks like a fantastic book – thanks for the chance!

  61. Marilyn says...

    About 98% of my stash is reproduction-most civil war some 30s. I have some solids and baby/child prints. This looks like a must have book for me! Thanks for give away.

  62. Ellice McLaren says...

    Not enough reproduction . My stash is not huge but I would have about 35%reproduction the rest . 40% contemporary, 25% batik and solids. Thank you for the opportunity to win 😘

  63. Vicki says...

    I think my Reproduction prints comprise about 70% of my fabric. The rest are complimentary fabrics and some Kaffe. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  64. Judy Ellen says...

    I’m so glad to see four of your quilts included and one of my favorites is the Farmhouse Quilt. I have very little fabric from this era, maybe 3%, but I have used it in my special hexie quilt. Batiks maybe 15%, solids 20%, old misc. stuff is probably somewhere near 50% and new stuff, sort of modern maybe 5%. Love your work.

  65. Susan says...

    I love all these beautiful reproduction fabric quilts! Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

  66. Patricia mcintyre says...

    Less than 10% but I own Small blocks Stunning Quilts as I think the quilts would look amazing made in a variety of fabric styles.

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