March 7, 2012

I’ve been waiting and waiting for this one to come out!


Our featured book this month is Barbara Burnham’s Baltimore Garden Quilt from AQS Publishing.

My maiden name is Burnham so I’ve often wondered if Barbara and I are long-lost cousins. After all, Burnham is a good old “up east” name (my dad is from Massachussetts) and Barbara is a charter member of the Baltimore Appliqué Society, but alas we still haven’t figured that out LOL.

Today I’m turning the blog over to Barbara to tell us all about her stellar new book. It’s quite something!

Barbara M. Burnham, author:

“My dear husband thought I was crazy to buy that old worn quilt I found in 1999. “But it really does have potential,” I told him. “Try to imagine that quilt as it looked in 1848 when it was made.”

M.E.C. 1848

M.E.C. 1848

“So he smiled and said “Whatever you want, dear.” (Love that!) I wanted to reproduce the quilt and make those designs come alive again. When the quilt arrived, we had fun looking over all the appliqué, some completely gone from age and wear, and dense quilting with florals in between all the appliqué. This is the quilt that became the new “Baltimore Garden Quilt.”

M.E.C. Remembered

M.E.C. Remembered

“Flowers on the antique quilt had been stitched on one petal at a time –- one flower had almost 50 petals! But I devised a method of appliqué to do those flowers in layered sections. Over the next ten years, I traced the designs and appliquéd the blocks. (Not that I’m so slow, but also working a full-time job). Meanwhile, my friends at the Baltimore Appliqué Society cheered me on to publish the patterns.

I kept a journal noting techniques, drawings, problems, and solutions. I wondered what the original quilter might have been thinking about her world in 1848, and what she grew in her garden to inspire these flowers. Techniques on her quilt include buttonhole stitching, woven baskets, embroidery, inked signatures, and tiny cross stitched initials.

Those techniques and more are described in my book using today’s tools and methods. The companion CD includes all the patterns for appliqué blocks, border swags with 40 florettes, quilting designs, alternate sets, and an 1848-era cross stitch alphabet.

Finally, I must give credit to my friend, Marty Vint of Dogwood Quilting, for her masterful machine quilting of all the original designs from the antique quilt. The Baltimore Garden Quilt, or “M.E.C. Remembered,” will be displayed in the Author’s Row exhibit at the American Quilter’s Society shows in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Paducah, Kentucky.”

I asked Barbara to tell us more about the intriguing topic of her appliqué methods.

Barbara: “My favorite method for hand appliqué is freezer-paper-on-top with needleturn (blind stitch). I leave the freezer paper on until the piece is stitched. I don’t mark the applique fabric or background. But this quilt required a LOT of techniques! All my techniques are in this book, plus:

• A new technique for creating symmetrical multi-layered flowers
• No-mark placement
• Buttonhole (blanket stitch) and iron-on fusibles
• Reverse applique
• Embroidery stitches
• Several ways to make a woven basket
• Bias stems
• Tricks for handling small pieces like berries and bird’s eyes
• Back-basting on the sewing machine
• How to trace designs from an antique quilt
• How to find just the right fabrics, including Turkey Red
• All the quilting patterns that appear between the applique
• How-to’s for adapting quilting motifs for your quilt
• Marking quilting motifs
• How to assemble the quilt (joining blocks, joining borders and adding corner swags)
• Backing and batting, basting the “quilt sandwich”
• Quilting by hand or machine
• Preparing your quilt for machine quilting
• Binding
• Signing and dating your work, ideas for labels

Included Patterns:

• Twenty-five 15-inch appliqué blocks
• Border Double Swags and 40 Small Florettes to join them
• Quilting Motifs from the antique quilt
• Alternate Set for arranging the blocks
• Cross Stitch Alphabet from 1848

Here’s who will enjoy this book:

• People who enjoy or collect antique quilts and patterns; Baltimore style quilts, red-and-green quilts, appliqué quilts and antique quilting patterns.
• Beginning appliquérs who could learn techniques with a simple tulip block.
• Advanced appliquérs who will enjoy the more challenging and complex designs and techniques, or modify them for their own quilts.
• Quilters searching for unique border designs and ideas.

I do hope you enjoy the book!”

Thank you, Barbara! All I can say, is WOW. I mean WOW. How much more could an appliqué enthusiast ask for??

Courtesy of the publisher, I have a copy of Baltimore Album Quilt to give away to a lucky reader. To enter the drawing, leave a comment here on this post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Sunday, March 11.

The fine print: Contest open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Do not reply to your email feed; instead, click over to the blog itself and leave your comment at the bottom of the post. Good luck!

Until then,
By Kay Mackenzie


118 Responses to “Baltimore Garden Quilt”

  1. lauretta6 on March 7th, 2012 10:32 am

    Please please please! I want that book.
    Love the “A” word. This book looks like it has great borders.

  2. Barbara Budelman on March 7th, 2012 11:16 am

    Would love a chance to win this book.
    Once I started hand applique I never looked back and now enjoy the process of making quilts the old-fashioned way. I am always looking for new tips and tricks to help me.

    Thanks again,


  3. Pat on March 7th, 2012 11:32 am

    I would love to add this book to my collection. It is a beautiful quilt. And from the description of the book there is a wealth of information as well.

  4. BarbR on March 7th, 2012 11:42 am

    I would love to own this book. It appears to have so many techniques that could add beauty to an applique project. Thanks for the chance to win. =!=

  5. SewLindaAnn on March 7th, 2012 11:44 am

    Whether I win or not, I will have that book! What an endeavor, 10 years and everything so thought out. How wonderful is she! I cannot wait to read it through and through.

  6. Erin in MI on March 7th, 2012 12:00 pm

    I LOVE this quilt!!! I would love to win this book. Thank you for the give-away!!

  7. Mary Jo on March 7th, 2012 12:27 pm

    I love that quilt and plan to buy the book IF I don’t win your drawing. It sounds like there are lots of helpful tips and techniques included in the book and I can’t wait to see it.

  8. SALLY on March 7th, 2012 1:12 pm

    Fabulous quilt. And the table of contents (or the techniques used) sounds like a class in book form. Would love to be the recipient.

  9. Teresa Whisson on March 7th, 2012 1:32 pm

    I want that book (-: looks great. Hopefully I will win ~ otherwise I will buy!

  10. Susan on March 7th, 2012 1:51 pm

    I’m still a beginner at hand applique and would love to learn more techniques. I found that hand applique is very relaxing (and addictive) and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book :o)

  11. Nancy on March 7th, 2012 2:02 pm

    What a great giveaway. I would so love to win this book.

  12. Betsy on March 7th, 2012 2:10 pm

    Kay thank you so much for the chance. This will be a fabulous quilt to make.

  13. Bonnie Larson on March 7th, 2012 2:12 pm

    I would love this book. I love the Baltimore style and am currently working on my own “long term” needle turn applique quilt for my daughter. Here’s hoping….

  14. Lynn S on March 7th, 2012 3:55 pm

    OH MY! I am going to Lancaster and have this quilt on my to view list. The book sounds very amazing! Can’t wait to see it and visit with Ms. Burnham. The story of her quilt is so special. I just finished making my reproduction of a special quilt. So happy she is sharing the history and the journey!

  15. Deb G. in VA on March 7th, 2012 4:03 pm

    What a beautiful quilt! The books sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Sandy A in St. Louis on March 7th, 2012 4:35 pm

    Please count me in! A Baltimore Album quilt is on my someday list…. :)

  17. Nancy on March 7th, 2012 4:59 pm

    Traditional appliqué – my favorite. I’d love to own this book.

  18. Barb Colvin on March 7th, 2012 6:25 pm

    A beautiful quilt!! Such a wonderful work, both the original and the ‘rememebered’ versions. I dream of making a Baltimore Album quilt!

  19. quilt cookie on March 7th, 2012 7:16 pm

    My favorite quilts are applique. I would love this book.

  20. Robin on March 7th, 2012 8:06 pm

    I’ve been drooling over this book since I first saw it advertised! As I’m in the process of designing a Baltimore Album quilt, this is timely! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. I hope I do!!

  21. Lynn D in NC on March 8th, 2012 3:33 am

    Applique is my favorite – I would so love to win this book.

  22. Susie Wimer on March 8th, 2012 5:06 am

    I am looking forward to going to Lancaster next week to see this quilt and hopefully to meet Barbara. The original quilt is such a treasure and Barbara has done a great job in reproducing it and sharing it’s legacy. There is much to be learned here! I can’t wait to get a copy of the book!

  23. Muriel P. on March 8th, 2012 5:07 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to start this one.

  24. Bonni Feltz on March 8th, 2012 5:07 am

    I am just getting up the nerve to do a Baltimore Quilt and think this book would be the best source to have. Thanks for offering us such an opportunity to get it for free. Good luck to all who enter (but personally I hope it’s me who wins….grins).

  25. Sue Webb on March 8th, 2012 5:14 am

    This book looks like a must have. I’m wishing everyone good luck even though I really want to win one.

  26. Candace on March 8th, 2012 5:29 am

    What a great looking book and stunning quilt! Who wouldn’t like to win this? Thanks for the opportunity :o)

  27. Diane R on March 8th, 2012 5:33 am

    What a beautiful quilt and the book sounds great, as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Mary Y on March 8th, 2012 5:44 am

    I just received this wonderful book yesterday.I will donate the book to my quilt guild so that all of the members can enjoy it too!

  29. tammy on March 8th, 2012 5:57 am

    I would love a copy – I already have one with drool all over it, but would like to give one away at the next Applique Society Meeting at end of month.
    Thanks so much!

  30. Susan on March 8th, 2012 5:58 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful book. I just love the Baltimore Album quilts!

  31. Brenda M on March 8th, 2012 6:06 am

    I keep hearing about this book and it does sound like a great book.Thanks for the chance to add it to my library.

  32. Michele on March 8th, 2012 6:19 am

    Looks like a terrific book. I didn’t think I needed another baltimore book, but I think I do need this one.

  33. Rita on March 8th, 2012 6:20 am

    I would love have Barbara’s book and to try my hand at her techniques. What a beautiful quilt!

  34. Marilou North on March 8th, 2012 6:21 am

    Sounds like a wonderful book. Barbara has done so much work on the quilt and book would sure love to have a chance to win this book.

  35. Alice White on March 8th, 2012 6:26 am

    Applique is my passion. I would love to win this book and add knowledge to my hobby. Even make some if not all the blocks. Thanks for the chance.

  36. Kim on March 8th, 2012 6:26 am

    Hi Kay:
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. What a beautiful book! I’d love to add this one to my applique library.

  37. Debbie S, on March 8th, 2012 6:28 am

    Breath taking quilt!!! I would love to read about the journey that this quilt lead! Thank you again for sharing!

  38. kay on March 8th, 2012 6:28 am

    To view and stitch a BA is to be transfixed by the experience of past quilters. There is a certain mindfulness about it which allows one to see endless possibilities in the stitching process and life. Barbara’s book would be a treasure to own.

  39. Beth on March 8th, 2012 6:33 am

    Thanks for the chance to have this awesome book and be able to create a beautiful quilt. Thanks Barbara for your love and commitment to applique and quilt history. Love it!

  40. Suzanne Cosmo on March 8th, 2012 6:34 am

    I applique alot and enjoy it, but I would love to win this book because Barbara did such a wonderful job, and that is mild, she is the expert and if I want to take my applique to the next step this is the book and the woman to learn from.
    I enjoy talking to Barbara on Facebook, and I like her sense of humor…..if I do not win , I will be buying this book. My quilts are great, but I would like to make a work of art before I die, lololol.

  41. Cathy Weatherford on March 8th, 2012 6:35 am

    All I can say is Wow. Been doing wool applique. Love all kinds, tho. Would love to win the book.

  42. Connie on March 8th, 2012 6:37 am

    I would love a chance to win this wonderful book! Thanks for a great review!

  43. Shari K. on March 8th, 2012 6:38 am

    Looks like a fantastic book! Would love a copy!

  44. MarySaxon on March 8th, 2012 6:42 am

    These well-designed and re-interpreted Baltimore Album quilt patterns are just what applique enthusiasts of the 21st century need to carry the art form into the next 200 years and beyond. This book is a treasure of not only design, but of techniques, fabric selections, and more. Anyone who wins this book is a lucky camper — and let it be ME! lol

  45. Vicki Quint on March 8th, 2012 6:46 am

    Well, the book is on my list to buy if I don’t win this copy.

  46. Lori on March 8th, 2012 6:48 am

    I do so admire Barbara’s work and am in awe of this Baltimore Album quilt. All of the techniques that you used in itself is a wealth of information and to have the patterns as well is wonderful! I would be honoured to win this book!

  47. Sherry Meyer on March 8th, 2012 7:14 am

    The quilt is fantastic! I would love to make this one as I’ve been looking for a BA that I would really like to make. The book sounds full of terrific information and all the patterns you need. Thanks for offering the contest for the book and for showing this great quilt.

  48. Angie SoCal on March 8th, 2012 7:31 am

    What a great post for this wonderful book. Look forward to having a copy, and if I win it here, better still. Thanks for having Barbara on your blog and offering this book, Kay. A gorgeous quilt.

  49. Kathy n on March 8th, 2012 7:37 am

    I’ve always been a Baltimore Album fan…

  50. Penelope Gonzalez on March 8th, 2012 7:40 am

    Thank you Kay and Barbara. I can’t wait for Lancaster to see the exhibit. I love Baltimores.

  51. Joan Trautwein on March 8th, 2012 7:46 am

    I am totally fascinated and awed with the amount of work involved in this beautiful quilt. I would like to win this book but I know that in any event, I will purchase it. Thank you for the drawing. I’m quilting my own version of a Baltimore album-not as intricate but it is the lovely red, green and just a little bit gold.

  52. Karin on March 8th, 2012 7:55 am

    I’ve always admired the Baltimore Album quilts and the ladies that put them together. I love applique, but I’ve only ever done it with fusible and my machine, and all my applique projects are done in a day. I’d love to drool over the book for a few months while I collect just the right fabrics, then spend a year or 10 getting the placement and stitching just right!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win & expand my horizons!!

  53. debbie on March 8th, 2012 7:57 am

    Barbara needs to add another reason to want this book. In addition to it being a stunning quilt I am so impressed by the thoroughness of her research and effort to creating this reproduction pattern. That’s truly an awesome amount of work!

  54. Kathy Lancaster on March 8th, 2012 7:58 am

    Beautiful reproduction of an antique quilt. Would love to have that book.

  55. Dawn on March 8th, 2012 8:10 am

    Beautiful book and quilt! I credit to quilt history and study and just as wonderful for applique lovers.
    Thank you!

  56. kathy on March 8th, 2012 8:13 am

    This quilt is so lovely. What a nice way to bring the past into the present. I wonder what the original maker would think today of honoring her work by studying hers and reproducing one today. Just lovely!

  57. Beverly Jordan on March 8th, 2012 8:14 am

    I would love to win the book. If I don’t win, I’ll find it somewhere and buy it. It’s a beautiful book and would make a nice addition to my applique books.

  58. kerry on March 8th, 2012 8:17 am

    this is why I got into quilting in the first place. I have to add that bookl to my collectiona nd make that lovely quilt.

  59. Doris Jablonski on March 8th, 2012 8:18 am

    I too wonder what the original maker would think if she could see her reproduced quilt.
    Please enter me for the drawing of the gift
    book. Thank you.

  60. Stray Stitches (Linda G) on March 8th, 2012 8:20 am

    I absolutely love Baltimore Album quilts and so does my husband. This would be a wonderful book to have. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway.

  61. Angelia Ulrich on March 8th, 2012 8:22 am

    Oh, what a special book to have. But especially special is Barbara Burnham who took the time to re-create this masterpiece so we could enjoy making it or just to learn the many techniques she has included to help us today.

  62. Brenda on March 8th, 2012 8:50 am

    This book was really a labor of love – imagine ten years! thanks for sharing, Kay.

  63. Kat on March 8th, 2012 9:03 am

    what a beautiful quilt! I have been waiting to get a gander at this lovely quilt. I would dearly love to win the book and my dear husband would love for me to win it as it will save him some $$! I may never stitch it or anything approximating it but the tips and techniques will be priceless! Great JOB!

  64. Cathy on March 8th, 2012 9:05 am

    Aw, man…I LOVE that quilt!!!

  65. ritainalaska on March 8th, 2012 9:07 am

    ahhh, this is the best of the baltimore quilts! thanx for the opportunity to win this gorgeous pattern book.

  66. Skye on March 8th, 2012 9:11 am

    Oh please put me on the list..I would love to own this book..Thank you so much for the opportunity!! Skye

  67. Denise Isherwood on March 8th, 2012 9:25 am

    This book is incredible! Please put me on the list.


  68. Christy B on March 8th, 2012 12:15 pm

    Beautiful!! Can’t wait to see it! Thanks for the opportunity, Kay.

  69. Erma Miller on March 8th, 2012 2:36 pm

    I love applique and work to improve myself each time I attempt a project. I would love to be included in the drawing for this book. It would be great to have in my hands. Thanks so much..

  70. Polly Hada on March 8th, 2012 3:04 pm

    Wow! What a find. That old quilt is priceless and Barbara is to be commended for making it possible of all applique enthusiasts to make such a masterpiece. My fingers are crossed. Thank you Kay, for another wonderful find and great post.

  71. Sherry on March 8th, 2012 3:23 pm

    I have also been anxiously awaiting this book — I love the red and green Baltimore and this book is such a labor of love. I hope I’m the lucky winner. Thank you for the opportunity to win and for the informative interview.

  72. Janis on March 8th, 2012 5:17 pm

    I’m so amazed by Baltimore Album quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  73. Marisa on March 8th, 2012 5:49 pm

    Oh pick me. I would actually make the quilt !!

  74. Patty on March 8th, 2012 6:38 pm

    What a beautiful quilt…..I would love
    to win the book!! Thank you for the
    opportunity and sharing the interview
    with your readers.

  75. Misty on March 8th, 2012 7:21 pm

    what a gorgeous quilt!

  76. Grace W on March 8th, 2012 7:30 pm

    Thank you so much for a chance to win the book. I can’t wait to read the article about quilting motifs. I know that it will help me improve my quilting. Regards, Grace w.

  77. Dyann on March 8th, 2012 8:15 pm

    What a great book! I would love to add it to my quilting library!

  78. betty grant on March 8th, 2012 11:59 pm

    I’m 89 yrs old so I’ll never get one like this done but you can’t believe how much I would enjoy this book.

  79. Joan on March 9th, 2012 2:40 am

    What a wonderful way to remake history. I wish for a copy of this book and the time to make a quilt such as this.

  80. Kathy on March 9th, 2012 3:30 am

    Love that book and would be so happy to win it! Barbara is a very talented lady. Thanks so much for featuring her book!

  81. Ginny on March 9th, 2012 3:57 am

    Barbara is an amazing woman and her work is beautiful. I would love to win this book. Nice blog.

  82. Margaret on March 9th, 2012 4:17 am

    Thank you for the wonderful book report. Barbara has done a thorough job with this book.

  83. Debra Neilson on March 9th, 2012 4:20 am

    I have yet to make “my” masterpiece, a Baltimore Album, would love to win this book ,but if I don’t I will be ordering it for sure!

  84. Diane Litowski on March 9th, 2012 4:28 am

    I’m currently looking for my next “personal challenge” and this is it! It is certainly a work of art.

  85. Teresa Whisson on March 9th, 2012 4:47 am

    I would love to win this book! Otherwise I will definitely be buying it. It looks great

  86. ElaineChapman on March 9th, 2012 4:56 am

    OH, MY GOSH! I LOVE this quilt!
    I would LOVE a chance to win the book!!! Thank heaven for the talented people who take the time to write these wonderful books!!!!

  87. Amy Petiprin on March 9th, 2012 5:15 am

    I enjoyed reading your synopsis of the book. I knew I wanted to purchase before , but , now am convinced its a book I will need and use for my applique techniques. The history of you making it will be enjoyable,I am sure
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

  88. JamieQ on March 9th, 2012 6:04 am

    Oh what a lovely quilt and what a bonus to get so many techniques AND a pattern CD too! Needless to say, I want one!!

  89. KayeT on March 9th, 2012 6:24 am

    What a stunning quilt! I would be very honored to win a copy of the book. Love the colors and techniques shown.

  90. Linda on March 9th, 2012 6:26 am

    I would love to win this book! I am currently working on a BA style quilt. It sounds like Barbara has many great tips to share in her new book, along with the patterns.

  91. Geri Smith on March 9th, 2012 6:39 am

    I think this is an absolutely stunning quilt and I admire the dedication it took to recreate that quilt! I think “WOW!!!!!” sums it up. To win this book would be an honor and,hopefully, I will be able to do justice to the pattern in my own way.

  92. Jan Hood on March 9th, 2012 6:48 am

    What an enormous undertaking to write a book like this, and to make the quilt. It looks fantastic.

  93. carolyn on March 9th, 2012 6:57 am

    Stunning! Congratulations and thank you for producing a copy of this fabulous piece for us all to love and create.

  94. Patti on March 9th, 2012 7:21 am

    Thanks for a chance to win this book. The quilt is beautiful, and I would love to own a copy of the book to make my own quilt.

  95. Edie on March 9th, 2012 7:25 am

    Congratulations Barbara – What a labour of love! I too have a passion for gardening and quilting, somehow I think they really compliment one another.

  96. Alberta in N GA on March 9th, 2012 8:04 am

    would love the win the book… Baltimore is such an awesome place and I have always wanted to do a Baltimore Album styled quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  97. Lin on March 9th, 2012 8:06 am

    What a wonderful accomplishment! The quilt is gorgeous and I’m sure the book is equally well done. A chance to win this book and create our own version is something to look forward to. Thank you for all your hard work, Barbara!

  98. Lorraine W. on March 9th, 2012 8:12 am

    Oh I would so love to win this book. Applique is my passion and I would love to do this project!

  99. Stephanie W on March 9th, 2012 9:06 am

    This quilt is in one word awesome!! The book looks challenging. I would love to have this book and all the different techniques it has to offer. I love applique. Again, awesome work

  100. Wanda on March 9th, 2012 10:53 am

    I love that quilt. I enjoy doing applique
    and would love to win the book and get started on making this quilt.
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book.

  101. R Johnston on March 9th, 2012 12:06 pm

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway. I have found your books very helpful as I work on learning and improving applique skills.

    It would be lovely to win such a text as this but more importantly, your review helps me to determine whether or not I should add this to my list of books to consider owning. (This is definitely a “yes”.)

  102. Penny J on March 9th, 2012 1:57 pm

    I’d love to win it! Thanks so much.

  103. Cheri on March 9th, 2012 4:45 pm

    Kay, Thanks so much for having Barbara tell her story of this quilt. I am so glad she found it and has brought it back to life. Lovely post, thanks for having the give away.

  104. Sheila Fernkopf on March 9th, 2012 8:37 pm

    Such a beautiful quilt! I would love to win the book and try all the techniques used to make this quilt. Thank you for doing this give away. :)

  105. Ady Hirsch on March 9th, 2012 10:04 pm

    I would love to win this book – the book looks wonderful and applique is my favorite quilting style. Thank you for the chance to win,

  106. Janet on March 10th, 2012 11:41 am

    Thank you, Kay, for giving us a chance to win this magnificent quilt book and most of all thank you, Barbara, for the perserverance in making this possible!

  107. Kathy Delaney on March 10th, 2012 3:20 pm

    OH! To be in the right place at the right time to find such a treasure of a quilt! Congratulations for you incredible handling of this gem! Thank you, Barbara for sharing!
    And thank YOU, Kay!

  108. Ruth B on March 10th, 2012 3:22 pm

    Great article! As a needleturn enthusiast I am always fascinated by learning how others do applique and this book sounds very interesting. The cover alone draws me in!!

  109. Lee on March 11th, 2012 4:33 am

    What a great quilt! love the interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Lorena on March 11th, 2012 4:58 am

    This looks like a wonderful book to learn more about this fun hobby . Sounds like it would be interesting to read just for her thoughts while making the quit. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  111. Danetta on March 11th, 2012 5:38 am

    I would love, love, love this book! Thank you for offering the opportunity to win

  112. Anna on March 11th, 2012 6:45 am

    What a stunning quilt. thank you for all your work in honouring the quilter and her work. I am new at applique and as poster Susan said find it both relaxing and addicting.
    Thank you for offering this book as a giveaway.

  113. beth czina on March 11th, 2012 9:06 am

    I really want to own this book and read all the techniques Barbara used. I think it will truly be a complete applique education.

  114. Allyson on March 11th, 2012 10:24 am

    Love this posting and the quilts are stunning. What an awesome find! Love your book too!

  115. Nellie on March 11th, 2012 11:12 am

    Beautiful quilt! Wow, ten years of work. Thanks for your perservance! Would love to have this book.

  116. Carrie P. on March 11th, 2012 12:07 pm

    wow! there is a lot in that book. If I don’t win one I am going to have to buy one for sure. thanks for a chance to win one.

  117. Marilyn Huntress on June 4th, 2012 3:42 pm

    I have this book but now trying to find the fabrics. Can anyone help?

  118. Vickie on March 5th, 2013 8:06 pm

    An absolutely stunning quilt! Thank you for the chance to win this gem. I’ll definitely buy a copy if I don’t win!