Thursday, June 14, 2012

another BRAG


Did the title catch you?
Did you guess what BRAG stands for?

 I am not showing precious pictures of my kids and dogs.
 I am not publishing any report cards. Do they give report cards in college?
I am not telling about how I cleaned my sewing room closet.

BRAG is short for BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY. Yes there is one more post. I could go one and on and still not cover all the great stuff happening in the quilting/publishing  world.

Simply Charming Modern

Modern was certainly the buzz word at Market, so I thought it fitting to show you a few books with Modern in the title.
First of all, we have Simply Charming, Modern from Moose on the Porch. This is a continuing series of books from Konda Luckau. Each of the books  feature quilts made using charm squares. Some of the other titles are Simply Charming- Kids,  Simply Charming - Seasons, Simply Charming- Circles and Simply Charming- Fun. 
Leave a commentand include the words Simply Charming if you want a chance to win.
Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman
published by Stash Books
Elizabeth has made and machine quited  each of the 12 quilts featured in this book. The big bold shapes, graphic use of  scale and additional color options for each project makes it a feast for the eyes. There are a few quilts I have my eye on to try. I think I will start with the escape artist quilt. I cant show you which quilt it is. You will have to check it out for yourself..... if you win this book. Yes I have a book for a giveaway. Leave a comment including Modern Patchwork and i will draw a a name on Sunday night and annoucne it on Monday morning.

Modern is not in the title of this book, but if a book on English Paper Piecing can
 be categorized as modern, this one certainly is.


Hexa-Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher
published by Stash Books
I am truly a hex-aholic so this review may be a bit jaded. There is something just perfect about the shape of a hexagon that I love. Tacha has created a US flag full of hexagons. How cool and dramatic. I wanted to stand up and sing the national anthem when I turned to the page. She must also have a love for the Union Jack because she has  created a hexy Union Jack quilt as well.
SIDE NOTE: Did you know moda introduced a new cut at market that is perfect for paper piecing hexagons? Moda Candy- 2 1/2" squares will be in stores this fall. Grab some Moda Candy and Tacha's book to get started on your Hexa go-go project.

Moving from Modern to CLASSIC books
Harriet Hardgrave and her daughter, Carrie's newest book is Quilter's Academy, Vol. 4- Senior Year


Quilter's Academy Vol. 4

published by C& T publishing
Harriet and Carrie truly have developed an entire encyclopedia of information, techniques and designs throughout their four books. Volume 4 covers creating designs, drafting patterns, working with angles or complex designs. Completing any of the projects in this book will assure you  a diploma in quilting.
Leave a comment and include Academy if you are interested in wining this book.

One more book that I could only describe as Classically Elegant.
Applique and Embroidery Fundamentals by Jan Vaine

Applique & Embroidery Fundamentals By Janice Vaine


I have such an appreciation for Jan's work because I do not see how the heck she does it. I think she wrote this book just for me. It is written for a first time stitcher with step by step illustrations to master a variety of applique and embroidery techniques. There is plenty of things in this book for the experienced stitcher as well.  I had the chance to see some of the projects up-close at quilt market.

Amazing!! Look at some of the things she has created using the new ombre fabric from Vanessa Christenson's new line, Simply Color.

You know the drill,  a couple of these books I have as a giveaway. Leave a comment to let me know which book you would like to win. I will draw the winners Sunday night and post them Monday morning. I must be able to contact you via email or the book will go to the next person's name I draw. Be sure and folow me so you wont miss out on any future news and giveaways.

65 comments:

  1. Ooo...must have Modern Patchwork, please

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  2. That first book looks simply charming, and I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Wow, tough choice. Either simply charming or Hexie book!

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  4. Oh, Siimply Charming looks just great - the quilts on the cover look wonderful!

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  5. I've been crushing over "Modern Patchwork."

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  6. I love applique so it would be Awesome to win the Applique & Embroidery Fundamentals by Jan Vaine! Thank you

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  7. I would love the Applique and Embroidery book - I would usually gravitate towards the modern quilting ones, but I would really like to learn to do some handwork correctly!

    abbybeth(@)hotmail(.)com

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  8. Simply Charming would be great for all those charms sitting around here.

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  9. If you want separate comments, my other choice would be Modern Patchwork. These books all look fun, btw.

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  10. Simply Charming would like to come live at my house. Maybe then I could use some of the charm packs I have purchased and are sitting there collecting dust.

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  11. I keep seeing Modern Patchwork reviewed around the blogs and I'm intrigued. Would love to win it.

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  12. Simply Charming seems to be the one that most works for me - a beginning quilter. Thanks for doing this!

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  13. I would love Applique and Embroidery. Would be something to try and looks great!

    Mary Ann
    zenthea@comcast.net

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  14. So many neat books! Simply Charming, Modern Patchwork, and Academy.

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  15. I would love to win the Simply Charming book! I already have the Elizabeth Hartman book and it is fabulous.

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  16. Kristen SandersonJune 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    I would love to win Simply Charming! I just joined a Moda charm pack club so this book would be perfect. Thanks for the great book review! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  17. Thanks for the reviews. While I've been quilting for years, I learned prior to quilt shops, books, DVDs....and have realized I need to go back and work on my piecing skills. I've heard good things about Harriett's classes and books. Thus, I'd love to win
    Academy #4

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  18. I would love to win Modern Patchwork :)

    Thanks for doing all these book reviews lately, I've been looking for some good quilting books!

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  19. i would love to win the quilters academy book! i need to brush up on some of my skills.:)

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  20. I would love to get my hands on Simply Charming or Modern Patchwork! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  21. Oh..I love to win the Modern Parchwork or Simply Charming.. Love the quilts :)

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  22. I would love the Hexa-go-go book. I learned how to make hexies last year and LOVE them. Need some ideas for different projects.

    Thanks for the chance!
    Sandy A

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  23. simply charming appeals to me! so many great books. Thanks!

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  24. Simply Charming Modern is my #1 pick, with Modern Patchwork a close second. Both look intriguing.

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  25. Thank you for the book information! If I had to choose, I'm most interested in Modern Patchwork, but the other books look pretty beautiful too!

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  26. Please pick my name for Simply Charming and I will be eternally grateful and simply charmed :)

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  27. I would love to make a Simply Charming quilt!

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  28. I'd love to win Modern Patchwork. Thanks for another great chance to win! Nancy in Denver

    nkadenver@yahoo.com

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  29. Modern Patchwork looks fun!

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  30. Modern Patchwork - Elizabeth H's new book - is one favorite

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  31. Academy - I'm are interested in wining this book. MargaretQuilts mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Quilters Academy looks like it has good tips and patterns in it.The cover sold me on the book the fabric colors are awesome.I would love to win this book.

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  33. I would love to win Quilters Academy Vol 4. I have vol 1 & 2 and am working my way through 1, next will be 2, so I'd like to have this one lined up. I'm learning so much.

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  34. I would love Quilters Academy Vol 4. There is so much to learn.

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  35. I'm working through the Academy books so I would love to win volume 4.

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  36. Modern Patchwork is on my wish list!

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  37. I've had my eye on Modern Patchwork--thank you for a chance to win it!!

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  38. Modern Patchwork looks awesome

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  39. I love BRAG!! :)
    I want to win Modern Patchwork! I love to win the Academy too :)
    Thanks for the chance :)

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  40. I would love to win a copy of Modern Patchwork...thanks for the chance!

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  41. I would love to have Applique and Embroidery Fundamentals. I just love hand work.

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  42. Would live to catch a copy of Simply Charming or Modern Patchwork.

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  43. It's Simply Charming that you have all these wonderful quilt books to giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. Embroidery is my passion and I would love to have the book, "Applique and Embroidery Fundamentals" by Jan Vaine for my reading and reference.
    TY4AGBRAG! (Thank you for a great)
    Deb

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  45. Modern Patchwork is on my wish list!

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  46. Hexa-Go Go looks so fun ! I'm just starting to paper piece. Sooo cool about Moda's new mini charms !

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  47. I have hexagon love at the minute and am making a hexagon bag using english paper piecing. Hex a go go would be a fabulous book to have.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  48. We recently had some remodeling done in our home and it makes such a difference in our comfort. Now I want to add personal touches and Modern Patchwork would definitely help me out.

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  49. simply charming might help with the jump start I need to get working in the modern lighter brighter using solids fabric mode I have been dreaming about!
    thanks! I am enjoying seeing all these new books , one never has enough books
    Kathie

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  50. I think that that orange and white quilt in the top book is simply charming. Harriet H visited our guild last night. She was good, pretty quilts.

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  51. I love the cover from Hexa-Go-Go and I'm curios how the book looks in the inside! Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)com

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  52. They all look great, but Simply Charming is the one that appeals most at the moment.

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  53. Would love to win Modern Patchwork.

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  54. Can't decide between Modern Patchwork and Simply Charming Modern!

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  55. Hexa-Go-go caught my eye. :-) I have played a bit with them, but this book sounds very inspiring! Thanks for the chance!

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  56. hexa go-go,por favor.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  57. Hexa go go looks very interesting. I like the sizes of the hexagons on the front cover.

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  58. Hexa go go looks very interesting. I like the sizes of the hexagons on the front cover.

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  59. I would love Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  60. Applique and Embroidery Fundamentals looks like a winner. Thanks for a chance. Linda C at lccaldwell@etex.net.

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  61. They all look great but would love Modern Patchwork. Thanks for the chance!!

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  62. HexaGoGo looks like fun and Simply Charming might inspire me to USE the charm packs I have!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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