December 1, 2013

It’s December! For our feature this month, I have three darling booklets from the American Quilter’s Society “Love to Quilt” series. Thank you, AQS!

Wildflower Appliqué & Embroidery
by Bea Oglesby

The Quilter’s Veggie Garden
by Bea Oglesby

Appliqué Garden
by Eula Mae Long

These 30-page booklets each feature a variety of mix-and-match designs that can be stitched using your favorite method, or, follow the author’s tips. Very cool!

From Birdfoot Violets to Baskets of Clematis to Kohlrabi and Peppers, if it grows from the earth you just might find it here!

If you’d like to enter the drawing to win these three booklets, please leave a comment here on the post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Thursday, December 5.

Open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only (and remember that replies to an email feed do not enter the drawing).

Best of luck to you!
By Kay Mackenzie


45 Responses to “Flowers and veggies!”

  1. Lynn D in NC on December 1st, 2013 5:24 am

    I have admired Bea Oglesby’s work for a long time. Would love to win these books.

  2. Diane R on December 1st, 2013 6:17 am

    The thought of appliquéing Kohlrabi makes me laugh! But still a great giveaway! Thanks!

  3. Sandy A in St. Louis on December 1st, 2013 6:25 am

    Wow those veggies look almost good enough to eat! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Lynn S on December 1st, 2013 6:48 am

    I love the vegetable quilt! Applique and embroidery = a beautiful quilt!

  5. Paule-Marie on December 1st, 2013 7:06 am

    Love the vegies. I think that would be a fun quilt to make.

  6. Hilachas on December 1st, 2013 7:27 am

    Those books look terrific. I especially like the one about wildflowers. I’ll bet those are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  7. Dot on December 1st, 2013 7:52 am

    I’m a long-time quilter, but a beginner at applique. I’d start with Eula Mae Long, and hope to work up to Bea Oglesby. Thanks!

  8. Loris Mills on December 1st, 2013 8:03 am

    Oh those vibrant colors of vegetables would be fun to applique. Thank you for the sweet giveaway :-)

  9. Carla on December 1st, 2013 8:24 am

    Wow! What great books, the veggie book is one I had never seen before. How fantastic!

  10. Patti on December 1st, 2013 9:23 am

    All three are great books to own. Thanks for a chance to win.

  11. RuthB on December 1st, 2013 9:34 am

    I absolutely love applique books. As a needleturner I love to read how others do their stitching and Bea and Eula Mae are extraordinary talents!

  12. Judy Williams on December 1st, 2013 9:50 am

    I love applique books….it would be a challenge to work from these books

  13. Joanie C on December 1st, 2013 9:54 am

    Love these books. Just trying my hand at applique. This site has taught memore than you know. lol

  14. Patricia McLaughlin on December 1st, 2013 9:55 am

    I would love to win one of these books! Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

  15. Patty W on December 1st, 2013 10:04 am

    I would love to win one of these books….I love applique…..Thank you for this opportunity.

  16. KatieQ on December 1st, 2013 10:06 am

    I am a beginner at applique. These books look like they have wonderful patterns for me to “grow” into.

  17. Lorie Bugaiski on December 1st, 2013 10:09 am

    Love to appliqué I would love to win these books. Thanks Kay for a chance to win some great books

  18. Susan Bennett on December 1st, 2013 10:31 am

    Would love to win these books as I love applique. Thank you for a wonderful and fun opportunity Kay.

  19. Chris on December 1st, 2013 10:33 am

    I love them all. I think the veggie book would be so much fun.

  20. Debbie Mucha on December 1st, 2013 11:10 am

    I have just begun my journey into applique. I love my veggies, flowers & wildflowers and it would be fun to incorporate them into my work. The books would really be helpful.

  21. Nancy Hanson on December 1st, 2013 11:18 am

    Fabulous: ‘Mary, Mary, quite Contrary. How does your Garden Grow? With Silver Bells and Cockle Shells and Merry Maids, All in a row.’
    Just like a British Garden! I lived in England for two years.

  22. Georgia Osterman on December 1st, 2013 11:48 am

    I love your posts and always look forward to the email notifications. These are great reads…love to applique

  23. sandy on December 1st, 2013 11:51 am

    I’m a new appliquer and enjoy your blog.

  24. Diane on December 1st, 2013 12:06 pm

    These look very interesting and I would love to win them. Love your blog.

  25. wanda spain on December 1st, 2013 12:13 pm

    I am just getting into applique work and i love it. These would become very helpful. Thanks for the chance to win some

  26. vera schmidt on December 1st, 2013 12:17 pm

    Would love to have these patterns to applique a garden of my own with flowers and veggies. Thanks for the chance to possibly receive these patterms

  27. Robin on December 1st, 2013 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the nice give away. I would love these books to add to my growing appilque library.

  28. Karen Miller on December 1st, 2013 1:39 pm

    Oh what lovely quilts you could make with these beautiful patterns…thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays

  29. Jan Raymond on December 1st, 2013 2:02 pm

    These three books look so very inviting. To have them in my applique book and pattern collection would truly be a wonderful gift. I an so enamored of botanical applique. Really seems to sing to my heart.

  30. Susan Green on December 1st, 2013 2:11 pm

    I would love to win these books. Thank you!

  31. Rhonda Casey on December 1st, 2013 2:19 pm

    Those booklets look pretty interesting. I love wildflowers and have always thought about designing a quilt using them. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Kathy L on December 1st, 2013 3:00 pm

    Would love to win these wonderful books. Thanks for the chance.

  33. Nee Jaremey on December 1st, 2013 3:09 pm

    I would love to win any one of these booklets for inspiration for a new project.
    Thank you.

  34. Shelor on December 1st, 2013 3:28 pm

    I love applique. Any of these books would provide many hours of wonderful sewing.

  35. Alice B on December 1st, 2013 3:47 pm

    Oh,do I see my name on those books? I must have misplaced them. lol

  36. Linda Webster on December 1st, 2013 3:48 pm

    Such cute patterns and applique too. I would love to win these lovely booklets.

  37. Angele on December 1st, 2013 5:24 pm

    These books are exactly what I need I’ve been wanting to begin a hand appliqué quilt and this would be perfect. Maybe I will be lucky enough to win. Thanks for giving me the chance to put my name in this draw.

  38. Sandra Visser on December 1st, 2013 7:50 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win. I would put these books to such good use.

  39. Kathy Pennell on December 1st, 2013 9:05 pm

    How cute! Thanks for the chance!

  40. elizabeth cross on December 1st, 2013 11:45 pm

    Very interesting Booklets They would be a great addition to my library.

  41. Donna A on December 3rd, 2013 4:58 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to win these booklets. They would be good to have in my applique future project cue.

  42. Beverly Schueneman on December 3rd, 2013 9:21 am

    I would love to win one of these books. I love to do applique by machine.

  43. Teresa Fabozzi on December 3rd, 2013 11:21 am

    Would love to be the winner of either of these books. I admire their work and creativity

  44. Michelle Steinfeldt on December 3rd, 2013 1:24 pm

    I would especially love to have the book on the wildflower applique and embroidery-have been looking for one.

  45. Melissa on December 5th, 2013 6:14 am

    I would love these books, very pretty designs!