4 indulgent ways to say, “Happy Holidays!”

Not sure what to get your best quilting buddy for Christmas? Want to surprise a creative soul you know with an indulgent gift? Need fresh gift ideas for the creative people in your life? Look no further. We’ve got you covered—from cover to cover!

We call them our line of “beauty books.” These hardcover, high-quality coffee-table books will make your heart skip a beat! Lavish photography shares the artistry of beloved makers in amazing detail, while page after page of inspiration will coax out your creativity, and the creativity of your giftees. Take a look at our first four coffee-table books for quilters below (yes, there are more to come in 2018!). Which one would be the perfect present for that certain someone on your nice list?

Patterns not included.

American Quilt Treasures
American Quilt Treasures: Historic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum

Inside this exquisite hardcover volume, you’ll be treated to a fascinating journey through a curated collection of quilts housed at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. The museum graciously allowed Martingale to photograph 65 one-of-a-kind quilts, ranging from just 30 years old to an incredible 197 years old. This lavish coffee-table book devoted to a visual storytelling of American quiltmaking will dazzle any quilter this Christmas!

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Minick and Simpson Blue & White: Living with Textiles You Love

Spotlighting three different homes featuring Americana, coastal, and classic styles, this gorgeous coffee-table book shares clever decorating ideas and inspiring tips for creating the two-color look that’s so popular right now. Take a peek inside the book in the flip-style video above.

A Common Thread

A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston

Got a quilting BFF who loves to quilt off the pattern page, give unusual techniques a try, and quilt to the beat of her own sewing machine? Don’t miss the opportunity to WOW him or her with this in-depth look at the work of Gwen Marston. The book chronicles five decades of Gwen’s fascinating work, from her beginnings as a traditional quilter to her “liberated” quilt era and beyond.  This magnificently photographed collection of more than 65 quilts—curated by Gwen herself—invites readers to enjoy her journey, her artistry, and her process like never before.

Stitches to Savor: A Celebration of Designs by Sue Spargo

If you know someone captivated by color, texture, whimsy, creativity—and of course, quilts!—they’ll fall in love with our debut coffee-table book. From embellished leaves and fanciful birds to extravagant blooms, 200 lush, color-splashed photographs capture the pure magic that Sue Spargo makes with needle and thread. The stunning, close-up details are so real, you can’t help but pet the pages! Sue’s work will summon creativity, light up inspiration, and delight anyone who dreams of making more time to stitch.

The last day to order standard shipping in the US for delivery before Christmas is Monday, December 11—so fill your cybercart with a selection of beautiful books that your Christmas giftees will enjoy for years to come (or, fill your cart just for you!).

Which book would you choose to give at Christmas—and whom would you give it to?

  • American Quilt Treasures for the ultimate quilt lover (and for me).
  • Minick and Simpson Blue & White for a decorating devotee (and for me).
  • A Common Thread for a modern-quilting maven (and for me).
  • Stitches to Savor for an embroidery enthusiast (and for me!)

Share your answer (and your Christmas-book wishes) in the comments!

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