New Martingale quilt books – see what’s coming! (+ giveaway)

Welcome to Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! It’s when we get to introduce you to new books making their way to your local shop soon.

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Which new book is your favorite? Enter to win it at the bottom of this post!

August-2016

A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston

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Celebrate the creativity of quilt artist Gwen Marston with this stunning coffee-table book, chronicling five decades of her breathtaking work. Whether you’ve followed her for years or are discovering her for the first time, this in-depth journey into Gwen’s lifelong love affair with fabric, color, and design will inspire you again and again. From her beginnings as a traditional quilter to her acclaimed “liberated” quiltmaking era; from her series of spectacular string quilts to her exploration of minimalist design, this magnificently photographed, self-curated collection of more than 65 quilts invites you to get up-close and personal with Gwen like never before.

You’ll find delightfully unexpected surprises on every page, along with quotes from Gwen that reveal her motivations as a quilter and artist: to create without a need for perfection, to evolve and embrace change, and to express a unique perspective of the world with heart and soul.

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Example from
A Common Thread: Variable Star Quilt, 60″ x 70″, 1991.

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Example from
A Common Thread: Summer Fruit Salad, 44″ x 51″, 2001.

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Example from
A Common Thread: Medallion with Three Triangles, 34″ x 35″, 2010.

Get more sneak peeks inside A Common Thread >


Crazy at the CabinCrazy at the Cabin: A Cozy Collection of Crazy-Pieced Quilts
Janet Rae Nesbitt

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A little stackin’, a little whackin’, a little sewin’, and a lotta fun—now you’re quilting the Crazy way! From former Buggy Barn designer Janet Nesbitt comes Crazy-pieced quilts that’ll have you dreaming of summer at the cabin. But don’t worry—you don’t need a cabin to get that cabin-at-the-lake look. Cozy designs range from calm and serene to cute and cuddly. And they’ll all inspire you to get a little crazy with some out-of-the-box piecing. Janet’s perfectly imperfect technique is fun, forgiving . . . and addicting!

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Crazy Regatta quilt from
Crazy at the Cabin

Ready to join this quilting craze? See more (don’t miss the moose!) >


Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine PatchesBlock-Buster Quilts – I Love Nine Patches: 16 Quilts from an All-Time Favorite Block

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Nothing compares to a classic—and just like the classics of literature, television, or fashion, classic quilt blocks stay forever fresh! Join a bevy of popular quilt designers as they share creative new takes on the timeless Nine Patch block, known for delighting quiltmakers no matter what style they prefer or how long they’ve been quilting. This second book in our Block-Buster series shows why versatile Nine Patch has stood the test of time. From comfort zone to outer limits, take your patchwork pick!

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Clockwise from top left: close-ups of Nine Patch quilts from Susan Ache, Carrie Nelson, Barb Cherniwchan, and Debbie Roberts.

See all 16 twists on the Nine Patch block—which is your fave? >


Let's Go Camping!: Crochet Your Own AdventureLet’s Go Camping!: Crochet Your Own Adventure
Kate Bruning

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Ridiculously cute. Terrifically tiny. And talk about glamping! Crochet a miniature camping site where imaginative play is inevitable—even adults won’t be able to resist frolicking in this wooded wonderland. Create tents and teepees complete with sleeping bags, pillows, and a campfire; a lakeside cabin with a dock, canoe, and sailboat; a teardrop camper with bunk beds, blankets, and the kitchen sink; and even an ice-cream truck filled with cool cones for hot campers! This adorable outdoor adventure is yours to crochet—and all you need are basic crochet skills to get started.

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The lakeside cabin (with a crocheted lake).

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Eeek! Run run little bunnies—hide in the wooly bushes behind you!

See many more wee wonders in Let’s Go Camping >


Which new release would make your August awesome? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of it when it’s released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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