This giveaway is now closed.
If you followed the saga of The Quilt that Gretchen Made, both the beginning and the finishing, you read about two super books. Perhaps Gretchen’s journey has made you want to learn more about these books, or to purchase them for yourself.
The first book, Plain and Simple, A Woman’s Journey to the Amish, was written by artist Sue Bender in 1991, and follows her as her love of Amish quilts takes her to Iowa. There she lives in an Amish household, and learns more about quilts, life, and the importance of simplicity and calmness. This book is a classic, with insights on quilts, life, family, and the process of living.
The second book, Learning to Quilt—A Beginner’s Guide by Lori Smith, is still a standby on quilting bookshelves. With very detailed instructions for both hand and machine piecing, it is an excellent starting point for any new quilter wanting to try many techniques. The main quilt is a sampler, but there are smaller projects included as well.
When I dropped by my local used book store, I was delighted to find super-clean (near new) copies of both books. I even managed to talk the store into donating them (it pays to be a good customer!) Now I have two books to share in a giveaway! So read on, to see how to win one for yourself.Now, it may seem unrelated, but recently I asked one reader if she noticed that I had removed my “Other Quilty Giveaways” links from the sidebar. She said “What? I never noticed it was there!” Well, that may have been the problem. For 15 months I worked to keep it current, and people were sharing their giveaway info with me. But, over time, your clicks through faded, and people quit telling me about their giveaways. I am very willing to set it up again, IF there is enough interest. But it takes reader’s suggestions too—sites with giveaways to add to the list.
Thus a book giveaway. To enter: FIRST tell me which book you want (one copy of each available) AND leave a comment about giveaways in general. Do they interest you? Did you use my list? Should it come back? Have you found another site for lists? Any thoughts you have will be appreciated.
Please comment below anytime now through midnight CDT on October 20, 2012. Two winners (one for each book) will be selected randomly, and announced sometime on October 21, 2012. International entries are always welcome. Good luck to all!© 2012 by The Curious Quilter, thecuriousquilter.net, maryeoriginals.com. All rights reserved.