Hold a history of American quiltmaking in your hands (+ giveaway!)

Whether you fall head over heels for every antique quilt you see or you’re intrigued by quiltmakers of the past—our latest coffee-table book, American Quilt Treasures, was made for you. We’re elated to introduce this beautiful new book to you today!

American Quilt Treasures

Inside this exquisite hardcover volume, you’ll take a fascinating behind-the-scenes 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. Many of these quilts have unknown makers; but in this lavish coffee-table book devoted to a visual storytelling of American quiltmaking, those makers’ voices are heard through their stitches—and their talents are celebrated.

Prepare to be whisked away by astonishing patchwork and awe-inspiring appliqué, all captured in lavish, detailed photography. Here’s a little peek:

You’ll marvel at the variety of quilts included, such as a jaw-dropping 1870s quilt featuring 2,750 half-square triangles (see below); a 1940s quilt embellished with more than 11,000 buttons (it weighs 65 pounds!); and an astounding Civil Warera appliqué quilt that sold at auction for more than a quarter of a million dollars in 1991. You’ll be captivated by the creativity and persistence of quilters from the past—and as you turn each page, you’ll discover the enduring impact that quilts of yesteryear have on quiltmakers of today.

Here are a few more favorite examples from the book, chosen by Martingale’s publisher, Jennifer Keltner, who was at the museum when photos were taken for the book.

Birds in the Air quilt
Of this circa 1890 Birds in the Air Quilt by Mary Linderburger, possibly made in New Jersey, Jennifer says, “Everything old is new again—at least it seems that way when you study the strong visual graphic of this quilt. From a distance, the quilt appears almost as if you’re looking through a screen. The careful placement of bubblegum pinks in each block, composed entirely of half-square triangles, is the key.”

Prairie Point Bull's Eye quilt
Of this Prairie Point Bull’s Eye, possibly from Tennessee by an unknown maker, Jennifer says, “I look at this circa 1960 quilt and wonder: what was the maker thinking? Where did the fabrics come from for her to make this? It includes cottons, polyesters, sheers, solids, and prints—and an incredible amount of patience. ’Round and ’round she goes. How she knew when to stop? Nobody knows.”

Flying Geese quilt
Of this Flying Geese quilt, known only to be from the United States and created by an unknown maker, Jennifer says, “Do you see an ugly duckling or a beautiful swan of a quilt? This circa 1860 quilt, more than any other in
American Quilt Treasures, seems to illicit a ‘love it’ or ‘don’t like it’ response. It’s one of my favorites in the book for its simple repetition, the changes of direction, and the red and green scrappy prints used.”

From simply breathtaking works to quilts that seem simply impossible to create, you’ll be inspired to keep this book close to enjoy for years to come. And as the publisher of this visual account of important American quilts, we hope we’ve helped give a voice to those quilters with one collective name: “maker unknown.” Please note: patterns are not included in the book.

There’s one more exciting thing we got to do when we visited the museum to photograph the book. Museum volunteers were kind enough to allow us to film how they store the amazing quilts in their collection:


Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video.

If you aren’t storing your heirloom quilts this way, you may want to start now! Don’t forget the white gloves. 🙂

American Quilt TreasuresWho would you like to give a copy of American Quilt Treasures to (besides yourself, of course!): a mother, a grandmother, or maybe a daughter, son, or friend? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of American Quilt Treasures! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

If you’re ready to start your history lesson now (or to give the book to a friend this Christmas?), you can get your copy of American Quilt Treasures at your local quilt shop or at ShopMartingale.com.

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288 Comments

  • Would make a great prize for our guild’s 25th anniversary dinner this coming March.

    —Jackie Stevens on September 13, 2017
  • A friend. She has a birthday next month and loves using reproduction fabrics. It would be perfect.

    —Gail on September 13, 2017
  • Pretty quilts and what a treasure of a book! I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes at the museum and hope to get back again! I would love to win the book!

    —Deborah K. on September 13, 2017
  • My friend Luz – she’s an amazing quilter

    —Carol Lawman on September 13, 2017
  • What a wonderful reference and inspiration. I’d enjoy this book very much.

    —Jeannine James on September 13, 2017
  • I’d give it to a quilt friend who will be house bound for a bit. She would enjoy the quilts and the history.

    —Kathie L on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to share with a very dear quilting friend, who has been battling cancer for 18 years .

    —Inez Fay Hulsey on September 13, 2017
  • Really looking forward to this book. If I won a free copy, I would have to send a copy to my friend and fellow quilt history devotee, Rene. Our libraries are almost identical!

    —Helen Johnston on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give a copy to my dear friend who got me into quilting.

    —Sabrina van Ginkel on September 13, 2017
  • My granddaughter. She will inherit a family heirloom quilt on her wedding day and this book would be the perfect accompaniment!

    —Linda B on September 13, 2017
  • I think I would give this to a dear friend. She has a love of old quilts like I do. We could sit for hours looking at all these quilts and marvel at the makers.

    —Karen DH on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of this book to my friend, Connie Fry. I know she would enjoy it as much as I would. It would make a great Christmas gift for her.

    —Angela Bowling on September 13, 2017
  • I would give one to my granddaughter. She is fascinated with quilts.

    —Cindy Fraher on September 13, 2017
  • This looks like a great gift for my mother in law!!

    Kris on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to win this book for myself! I am an avid quilter and would love to see these antique quilts.

    Ruth Janssen on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give a copy of this beautiful book to my quilting teacher & friend Johanna who not only is a wonderful quilter who inspires us with her passion for the quilting arts, but who knows and appreciates so much about the history of quilting. She is always trying to work that in to her lessons – Showing us that modern quilting has roots in the past & often the old is new once again!
    Thank you!

    —Deirdre on September 13, 2017
  • I know someone that would love this book…well besides me! She works for our state’s historical society and she’s our guild president. Her bliss is anything historical and miniature quilts. Thanks for a chance to win this book. It would be awesome to give it to her.

    —Diane on September 13, 2017
  • I’d give a copy to my BFF. This museum is on our quilting bucket list!

    —Susan Muldowney on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give it to my granddaughter to peak her interest in quilting.

    —Pat on September 13, 2017
  • Im a 4th generation (probably more) quilter and always amazed by the unique way women have expressed creativity in quilts. I’d love to see more1

    —Melinda Davis on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to one of my daughters.

    —Kay Menefee on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to have this book for my daughter who has my love of fabric and is a talented sewer.

    Joyce on September 13, 2017
  • To my sis whom started me on my quilting journey

    —Diane B on September 13, 2017
  • My friend Donna. She loves the history of quilts and hand quilts for tradition.

    —Nancy Bart on September 13, 2017
  • I am sure my mother would like a copy and if I win I’d probably let her borrow it. 😉

    —Janice Mc Laren on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to gift a copy to my sis….of course, I would take time to read and enjoy and love on it first. Haha! My sis really encouraged me to keep quilting and blogging, so I would give it to her!

    Jacque on September 13, 2017
  • I would keep a copy with the quilt tops that my Grandma and her mother and sisters made so that the nieces I am currently teaching to sew would always have it, along with the tops, as a good history lesson that is both personal and informative, as well as inspirational.

    —Karin on September 13, 2017
  • I’d love to give a copy to my mother. I know she would enjoy browsing through it. And of course, I’m sure she would share it with me.

    —Judy on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give this to my mother She is a quilter, but now at 95 is more into finishing quilts than starting new ones.

    —Janet on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my dear quilting friend who is now struggling with dementia. While she is not able to do the lovely quilts she has done in past years, she could enjoy the designs and colors and fabrics showcased in American Quilt Treasures. And with dementia, she will experience its contents each time as though it were for the first time. As with old quilts, she becomes more precious with time to those of us who love her.

    —Chris on September 13, 2017
  • Hi;
    I think my neighbour would be the person who would treasure this book the most, so I would give it to her and she would read it all winter long (when she’s not quilting!)

    —Laur Macdonald on September 13, 2017
  • I would love a copy of this book. I am a traditional quilter and love the old quilts and learning about them.

    —Cheryl Hays on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give a copy of this book to my friend Rita.

    —Marianne on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of this beautiful book to my cousin whom my grandmother taught to quilt and who loves to find old blocks and make something from them.

    —Eileen on September 13, 2017
  • I LOVE old quilts. I recently purchased one at a yard sale…couldn’t believe it was waded up in a pile on the floor. I would love to share this book with a friend who has the same feelings I have for old quilts. Thanks for another great give away.

    —Grams on September 13, 2017
  • Would love to give one to my friend who started me quilting. I am having so much fun and would need to live to 200 or more to make all the quilt patterns I have fallen in love with. I keep plugging away making quilts for family and friends but will never make enough. It is a lot of fun quilting and I have met the nicest people at quilting classes and at quilt shops.

    —Kathy Elliott on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give this book to my very dear friend Zane. She is an accomplished quilter. She is a superb quilter and piecer. I am a lover of old quilt designs for their richness and simplicity.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on September 13, 2017
  • this one I’d leave in my will

    Joyce on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to have a copy of this book for me, but I would also want to give a copy to my daughter-in-law who is also a quilter. Looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for the chanc to win a copy.

    —Debby on September 13, 2017
  • I have a friend who is new to quilting and I think that this would be a great inspiration for her.

    —jo on September 13, 2017
  • I’d love to give a copy to my sister who introduced me to quilting 40 years ago!

    —Jane on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to enjoy the quilts in the comfort of my own home and then share with my quilt guild.

    Vicki O'Neill on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my sister who inspired me to start quilting!

    —Debby on September 13, 2017
  • I would want to give it to my sister, who shares my love of quilting.

    —Nancy B on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give it to my friend that got me
    quilting. (She will let me read it)

    elr on September 13, 2017
  • My mother, she loves antique quilts!

    —Cathy on September 13, 2017
  • I have no history of quiltmaking in my family, but a friend is fortunate to have quilts made by her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother (as well as her own, of course!). I’d love to share a copy of "American Quilt Treasures" with her.

    —Pam N on September 13, 2017
  • My Aunt Joyce would love to thumb through this book. in her 80s but still sews and quilts.

    —Karen in Texas on September 13, 2017
  • I would give the book to my daughters or a friend. Beautiful book and quilts. Some lucky winner will be happy.

    —Rita S on September 13, 2017
  • I would present this book to my daughter-in-law, Susan, who never saw a quit of mine she didn’t like

    —AnnaMarie Werner on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to win a copy of the book for my sister, Anita. Please enter me in the drawing.

    —Eleanor K HunzingerI on September 13, 2017
  • I would give to my sister who has an intere d t in history of various genres of quilts!

    —Marilyn Fite on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of American Quilt Treasures to my friend Betty. She has shared similar books with me in the past. I was Blessed enough to attend Henry Ford Museums Quilt Display of very old masterpieces in the past in Dearborn Michigan. I have not stopped thinking about the history behind those amazing quilts.

    —Sue Cieslak on September 13, 2017
  • I’d give it to my quilt guild (Longmont, CO) so all the members could enjoy it.

    —Collette Morton on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give a copy of this book to my daughter who is homeschooling her kids. She is teaching quilting to her kids as well as other homeschoolers, and the history involved would be wonderful for them.

    —Vicki Krausz on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to have this book! Did not get to visit the Lincoln, NE quilt museum. A friend did get to go and loved the tour. She makes the most amazing quilts and as a good friend shares her experience and any tips she may have. Her name is Connie Giambrocco!

    —Carole Soucie on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to a friend she’s one of the ladies who has taught me in classes to quilt. Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

    —Valerie Thompson on September 13, 2017
  • I have a "best" quilt friend who would love this book just as much As I would! Looks like a must have to me! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Mary

    —Mary Kastner on September 13, 2017
  • I have several quilting friends who would love this book…but to be honest, I’d keep it for myself!

    Nita on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give to my daughter or daughter in law, but sadly neither has any interest in sewing. So, I would love to give it to myself and enjoy escaping into the pages of beautiful quilts!

    —Debra White on September 13, 2017
  • I would share with all the ladies in my quilting guild!

    —Cathy on September 13, 2017
  • My quilting friend, Dana

    —OkieMags on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my friend Dot who loves all quilts – especially the antiques!

    —Ruth B on September 13, 2017
  • Besides wanting a copy for myself, I’d love to donate a copy to the library of the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, where I am a volunteer one day a week.

    —Dottie Macomber on September 13, 2017
  • This book looks excellent for the budding quilt historian or a quilter that wants to see history in the making. Our local quilt guild would really appreciate this book, so we could share with all our ladies.

    —carol mandel on September 13, 2017
  • I would give the book to a friend who really likes the traditional quilts.

    —Jill on September 13, 2017
  • I’m a big fan of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. This looks like a fabulous book! I would like to give a copy to my local library, which has an extensive collection of quilting books to share.

    —Katie on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my Mother. She would love it!

    —Stephanie L. on September 13, 2017
  • I love quilts. I love books. I love quilting books. And I especially love vintage quilts and books about them. 🙂

    —MARSHA RANSOM on September 13, 2017
  • No way would give this book away, all those lovely quilts.

    —Virginia Over on September 13, 2017
  • Would love to add this great book to my collection.

    —Linda on September 13, 2017
  • I have a quilty friend who also has a great love of the antique quilts…..she would love this book as well.

    —Sheri Lesh on September 13, 2017
  • My daughter: I’ve infected her with the quilting bug, and she’s a whiz at figuring out old quilt blocks from looking at the finished work! Plus, she tends to borrow my books and I don’t get them back 🙂

    —Sharon Schipper on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to have this book. As a librarian, I chose many quilt history books for our library. I will recommend this one too.

    —Arden on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my dear friend , Bonnie Timm. She introduced me to quilting and continues to be my mentor.

    —Barbara Duval on September 13, 2017
  • I think my aunt would really enjoy this book.

    —Judith Martinez on September 13, 2017
  • Difficult decisions: I have two sons who love history, but I’d give it to our public library so others could enjoy it, too!

    —Marty on September 13, 2017
  • I have always have interest in knowing about american quilting history blocks, this is a great opportunity to have this book. Thanks.

    —celine on September 13, 2017
  • What a great book to have in a quilters collection. My husband and I toured the museum 2 yrs ago and I wish we lived closer to be able to visit on a regular basis. I would love to see EVERY quilt in their collection and learn the history. I will be purchasing this book, IF I don’t win it here!!

    Peggy on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give a copy to a kind hearted woman, Polly Perkins. She continues to teach me everything she knows about the art of making beautiful quilts. We just finished making the "Freedom Bound" quilt together. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    —Alesha K Klein on September 13, 2017
  • My quilting friend, as not too many people sew anymore.

    —Angie Little on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give a copy of American Quilt Treasures to my older sister, Teri. She has just begun her quilting journey and she loves history. She would love this book!!

    —Janet Leigh North on September 13, 2017
  • Love to study the history of quilts – if 20 years younger would love to go to Nebraska and study at that center.

    —Phyllis Barton on September 13, 2017
  • I would share this with my mom, who loves to quilt.

    —Robin in New Jersey on September 13, 2017
  • I would give the book to a friend who really likes the traditional quilts.

    —Marilia on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to share this book with all my quilting buddies.

    —Gail on September 13, 2017
  • I wish I could share with my Mom but she has passed so I will share with a friend

    —Sue Goodin on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give this book to my friend Judy. She loves antique quilts and makes replicas of her favorites, as well as finishing antique tops and blocks.

    —Sylvia Lewis on September 13, 2017
  • I would share this book with my friend Mike, who loves quilts as much as I do.

    Lisa G Boyer on September 13, 2017
  • I would share this with my daughter. I grew up in Lincoln, NE and I would love to share this treasure with her. The International Quilt Study Center is a special place for me!

    —Judy Stamm on September 13, 2017
  • I would give this treasure to my best friend who was my first teacher 25 years ago. We still laugh about the fact that she made me stay after a class on double wedding ring to make sure I understood curved piecing.

    —Sharon on September 13, 2017
  • My mum would love this book!

    —Hildy on September 13, 2017
  • I love looking at books like this with my daughters! We imagine and talk about what the lives of the makers were like, which usually leads me to telling stories about my quilt-making and non-quilt-making grandmothers. They love to hear the stories as much as I love telling them!

    —Peggy Laipple on September 13, 2017
  • Once I had read the book cover to cover, I would give it to our quilt guild library so all the members could enjoy it. Love history and love quilts. What could be more perfect than this book?

    —Judy Purcell on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to win the book. It is already on my Christmas list!

    —Diane on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to share this with my sister-in-law, Barbara.

    —Tracy on September 13, 2017
  • I’d give it to a good quilting friend who loves 19th century quilts.

    —Terrie on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of this book to be shared with my wonderful friends at our Victoria Quilters Guild.

    Gail G on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy to our quilt guild library. What better place for such a book. It would inspire new quilters as well as more experienced quilters. I can see many programs in the quild centered around this book.

    —Nancy Fairchild on September 13, 2017
  • I want to give this book to my sister-in-law. She makes such lovely quilts and would love to have a book like this.

    —Stephanie on September 13, 2017
  • My quilt guild’s library, if I could stand to give it up!

    —Kathy on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my sister, she is a quilter
    and loves history. She would appreciate all
    the beautiful quilts in the book.

    —laura on September 13, 2017
  • I think I would give a copy to my very first quilting buddy, Martha. We started together when we had 7 kids between us and no money! We had a blast using left over fabric from clothing construction and big bargains at places like Cloth World. That was 25 years ago and even though many miles now separate us, we are still quilting buddies!

    —Maggi Honeyman on September 13, 2017
  • Love to win this beautiful book. My favorite type of quilts. It’s definitely going on my Christmas List.

    —Ginny on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of this book to my quilting friend, Denise.

    —Mary Lou Palmer on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of this book to my quilter granddaughter, Elizabeth, because she is interested in the history of quilting.

    —Mary Lou Palmer on September 13, 2017
  • After reading, yes, I do ‘read’ my quilt books, I would donate it to my guild library for more to enjoy.

    —Judy Gallman on September 13, 2017
  • To a very dear friend who loves Quilt history.

    —Christi on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give this piece of history to my granddaughter so she could share my love of antique quilts.

    —Judy Maggio on September 13, 2017
  • I would sit down with my mom and we would go through this book together. She was a beautiful sewer and did wonderful handwork. Although my mom is no longer here, every time I study the book I would imagine mom sitting with me and appreciating the stories and pictures. Although I would keep the book it would be a shared treasure for both of us.

    —Lynn Darcy on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to have a copy of this book to give to my quilt guild-
    the Mapleleaf Quilters of Goshen, IN.

    —Susan Strinmngfellow on September 13, 2017
  • I would share this with my daughter Nicole.

    —Karen A on September 13, 2017
  • I’d share with my quilt friends.

    —Lena T on September 13, 2017
  • I have been to the museum on several occasions and the quilts there are unbelievable. Inspiring. I think I could see my daughter enjoying this book, or it could be a wonderful addition to our local library.

    —Jan on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to share it with a fellow quilter who is in to antiques.

    —Elilzabeth Olson on September 13, 2017
  • My sister loves looking at fabulous quilts and would enjoy this book, which I’m recommending to her

    —Marie C on September 13, 2017
  • My Mom, who has made beautiful quilts.

    —Lisa on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give a copy to my mother. She taught me to sew while sitting on her lap and we have been sewing and quilting together for 50 years now.

    —Rebecca Moore on September 13, 2017
  • I’d give this book to my daughter to fuel her growing passion for quilting.

    —Christine on September 13, 2017
  • I would give one to my local library to be shared by many quilters (as long as I already had a copy)!

    —MoeWest on September 13, 2017
  • I would share this book with my Granddaughter in the hope it will inspire her to pursue Quilting with a passion! She can inherit my stash!

    —Louise K. on September 13, 2017
  • My sister.

    —AS on September 13, 2017
  • I would absolutely love to have this on my coffee table & share it with my quilting friends

    —Juanita J Ross on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to share this wonderful book with my daughter Annemarie to help carry forward this wonderful art of quilting.

    —Ann West on September 13, 2017
  • My sister and I are fascinated by the historical quilts. I can see us getting totally absorbed in this book.

    Sandra Rosier on September 13, 2017
  • I would share it with my fellow blanketeers in my local Project Linus chapter.

    —Judith Campo on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give this to my quilting friend. So much inspiration on those pages.

    —Lisa Zook on September 13, 2017
  • One of my friends has a love of the history of quilts. She would be a perfect recipient of this book

    Anita Jackson on September 13, 2017
  • I would share this quilt with my best friend. She is a history buff and loves anything hand made.

    —Susan Kerkendall on September 13, 2017
  • I think my aunt would love this book!

    —Susan L. on September 13, 2017
  • It would go to my 11 year old niece – who is very excited about the sewing machine all around, plys she loves history of ANY kind.

    —Melody Lutz on September 13, 2017
  • My Aunt, she makes amazing quilts.

    —Elaine Chamberlain on September 13, 2017
  • This would be great to share with Amber, a true friend, a fellow teacher and quilter.

    —Ellen on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my friend Lisa who works at the quilt shop that I teach a BOM She is currently in process of consideration for the DAR. This thrilling possibility has really raised her interest in older quilts many times over. She is in process of making a few small quilts for family keepsakes from a pre civil war heirloom that was completely unusable except for 3 or 4 15 inch muslin blooks with superb hand quilting. I can think of no one who would enjoy it like she would.

    Cynthia Wood on September 13, 2017
  • I would want to give one to each of my sisters who quilt much more than I do….

    —Joni Giancola on September 13, 2017
  • Call me stingy, but I would keep it for myself.

    —Margaret Dalmer on September 13, 2017
  • I have a close friend that shares my love of vintage quilt designs–this book would make a lovely gift to her!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my quilt friend who is enjoying learning about quilt history. She is repairing and finishing vintage quilts and making quilts from the fabric stash of a deceased Quilter so her family has quilts. It exciting to share a love of antique quilts with her.

    Nancy Bekofske on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give a copy to my sister. She always says she will try quilting one day. Maybe this would give her a little push to quit procrastinating.

    —Sabrina Hildebrand on September 13, 2017
  • A friend in my quilt guild.

    —Lisa Garrett on September 13, 2017
  • What beautiful quilts! I’d love to share a copy of the book with my dear daughter-in-law!

    Jeanne on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give a copy to my quilting buddy. We love looking at the old quilts and awe-ing at the beautiful hand stitching that the quilter put into her quilt. Made with love and lots of experience.

    —Janet T on September 13, 2017
  • Me,me,me! Yes I’m selfish and I want this book for me!! But if I must choose someone one else, I’d give it to my quilt teacher that I know would definitely love this book as much as ME!

    —Nancy R on September 13, 2017
  • One for each of my two sisters, who are my quilting partners in crime and would so enjoy the history!

    —Lill on September 13, 2017
  • I would contribute a copy to my guild library so everyone could enjoy the book.

    —Sue Cahill on September 13, 2017
  • What a fabulous looking book! I would love to give a copy of it to my sister Karen, my favorite quilting collaborator.

    —Julie in Ga on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my Guild’s library and also to the city library. It is amazing to see these beautiful quilts that were made without all the new-fangled tools we use today. All some of these quiltmakers had were needle, thread, scissors, and fabric. They turned simple designs into beautiful quilts. It is truly amazing what beautiful works of art they made with so little. It makes you stop and reflect and long for the good old days. (Just don’t take away my rotary cutter or you’re in trouble!)

    Ha ha we second that, Barbara! –Jenny

    —Barbara Nevaril on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my daughter. She is starting to see the value in family traditions and heirlooms. I think this would give her an incentive

    —Marguerite Namdar on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give one to my godmother, Winifred Lear. She has made so many treasures over the years. She is 90 now.

    —marcquitta hamm on September 13, 2017
  • I would give this to my girlfriend Belinda as she loves antique quilts as much as I do. She gave 3 beautiful quilts circa 1890 fir my birthday. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    —Roxanne Sposato on September 13, 2017
  • I don’t think I would be able to give it up… it looks like a wonderful reference.

    —Debbie Yates on September 13, 2017
  • if I am so fortunate to receive American Quilting Treasures, it would be gifted to my nieces Alis (18) and her sister Anoush (17). When they were 12 & 13 years of age, they were coming to spend 10 days with me and my husband. When talking with them about the things we could do, I mentioned that one of the days they would be here, I was to attend a quilt workshop so their uncle would take them to the pool if they’d prefer. To my delight, they expressed an interest in coming to a quilt workshop with me…neither knew how to sew and were eager to learn. In preparation for their visit, I found two sewing machines for them to use. For the next three summers they planned their vacations with me after checking my quilt chapter’s online workshop calendar. Summer sports programs in recent years have placed on hold our summer quilting vacation fun so the book would be a great way to build on what we’ve begun.

    What a lovely story, Lynda – thank you for sharing it! Hooray for inspiring new quilters! –Jenny

    —Lynda Duplissea on September 13, 2017
  • I think I would love to have it myself. I would let others enjoy it too!!

    —Joanne L Wilson on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give my quilting friend Janet a book!

    —Inger on September 13, 2017
  • I’ll never make it to Nebraska so owning the book will give me hours of looking time.

    —Sharon Beeghly on September 13, 2017
  • My mom, so we could look through it together.

    —Sydnie on September 13, 2017
  • I would love this to give to my daughter! thank you!

    —Lee on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy to a quilting friend.

    —Jo Anne Hawks on September 13, 2017
  • I have 3 sisters who are interested in quilts, and who have done so much for me over the years. I’d have to have a "raffle" to see who would win. 😉

    —Stephanie on September 13, 2017
  • I would donate my copy to the local library so that many different people could see the beautiful history of quilting.

    —Marlene on September 13, 2017
  • I’d give it to my daughter in law.

    —kathy on September 13, 2017
  • Just me.

    —Dixie on September 13, 2017
  • I would give this to my mother who has just turned 9o! Having 9 children didn’t give her many hours to sew when younger however she continues to sew and quilt recently completing a Dresden quilt began many years ago. Historic family pieces have been treasured by her and this book with it’s diversity and history of quilts would simply delight her!

    —Peggy Brown on September 13, 2017
  • My friend Ann, and her husband, would absolutely love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Debby E on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to give a copy of this book to a dear quilter friend. It would also make a nice addition to our small rural library in West Virginia.

    —Katherine Morvay on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my first quilting buddy who now lives in a different state or to my quilt guild’s library. Beautiful!

    —Marie Eddins on September 13, 2017
  • I have so many friends who would love this book. But it is Denise’s birthday on the 15th so it should go to her

    —GloryB on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to win a copy of this gorgeous book. I love quilt history and this would give me access to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, a place I know I’ll never get to visit.

    —Belinda on September 13, 2017
  • I would give that beautiful book to my daughter. She is an amazing free style quilter and I know she would really love this book.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    —Barbara Dolan on September 13, 2017
  • I would give to my daughter to try and get her interested in what I do! Someone in the family needs to inherit my stash that will use it to keep the family tradition of quilting alive.

    —Debbie Miller on September 13, 2017
  • My mother would have really loved this book, but unfortunately she passed. So I would like to present this to my friend Aurora, who loves the history of quilting as well as liking to visualize the quilts. She would really appreciate this book.

    —stephanie woodward on September 13, 2017
  • My granddaughter so she will love quilts and their history as much as I do.

    —Denise on September 13, 2017
  • If I had a second copy, I would give it to my friend who convinced me to try quilting in the first place!

    —Karen C on September 13, 2017
  • I would give this to my friend Cynthia Bonds, she loves the older style quilts. We are in the same Civil War Sewing Circle group, guild and scrap club. We so enjoy so many of the same things, working with wool, the Civil War quilts but also Traditional style.

    —connie b on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of the book to my oldest granddaughter since she is one of my sewing buddies. i think she would really enjoy learning about the history of quilts.

    —Deborah B. on September 13, 2017
  • I would give a copy of the book to my oldest granddaughter since she is my favorite sewing buddy. i think she would really enjoy learning about the history of quilts.

    —Deborah B. on September 13, 2017
  • I’d give it to my friend and original quilt teacher, Judy, who teaches adult ed classes in quilting in our local public school system. She teaches her students to quilt starting with hand piecing and quilting, then on to the machine, in a series of classes one semester after another. Once you master the basic skills, it’s on to her project based classes. She’d love a copy of this book!

    —Bette on September 13, 2017
  • I would give this book to my friend Michelle for inspiration on her hand-pieced projects.

    —Karen Seitz on September 13, 2017
  • Hello, what a great giveaway! I would love to give a copy to my daughter. She truly appreciates the creativity,hard work that quilters put into their work. She does not quilt but is fascinated by this art. Handmade items are a treasure.

    —Sheri McDonough on September 13, 2017
  • I have a friend in another state who is as interested in antique quilts as I am and I would love to share with her. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Kay Jeffers Bohnsack on September 13, 2017
  • Actually, I would like to give the book to two different friends, my friend Ali who introduced me to quilting and to my friend Sabrina, who appreciates history and tradition.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on September 13, 2017
  • To my grandmother!

    —Ashley on September 13, 2017
  • I would definitely give this book to my big sister, who loves both quilts and history very much.

    —KathleenT on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my son who is so interested
    in historical quiltss.

    —Holly on September 13, 2017
  • I would love to share this with a friend who is just beginning to quilt. She’s a mature woman and a great sewist!
    I think this would be just the inspiration she needs.

    —Catherine Beyers on September 13, 2017
  • It would be a great gift for our Guild president who has done fantastic work for three years now.

    —Elizabeth A Monahan on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to share with my quilt retreat group called The Knotley Krew. We could pass it around on quilt retreats.

    —Theresa Powers on September 13, 2017
  • I would like to give a copy of American Quilt Treasures to the local public library, so many quilters can also enjoy the book.

    —Bonnie on September 13, 2017
  • My sister-in-law needs some inspiration so she decides to quilt with me.

    —Maryellen on September 13, 2017
  • I’d send one to my mom! She just recently joined my world of quilting! It’s so fun to see her get excited about my hobbie too!

    —Jen Belnap on September 13, 2017
  • I’d love to give a copy to a friend who also quilts.

    —Marsha Bradford on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to a quilter friend who is also interested in quilt history. kellam.susan@yahoo.com

    —Susan K. on September 13, 2017
  • I would give it to my friend Charlotte, who appreciates antique quilts as much as I do.

    —Annette F. on September 13, 2017
  • I would love be to give a copy to a special friend (her name is Sheila) who holds a special place in my heart. She’s a quilter and just loves creating gifts for one and all. If she had her way everyone would have a quilt and a knitted pair of socks.

    —Vivian on September 13, 2017
  • I woukd give this book to my dear friend who is a long time quilter.

    —Jackie Wisherd on September 13, 2017
  • I’d donate a copy to the local quilt museum, The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum, in Carrollton, GA.

    —Amy Cofer on September 13, 2017
  • I wish my grandmother were still here! I would share a copy of the gook with her! She would have loved it and it would be nice to share our obsession (love) of quilting!

    —Danette roundy on September 13, 2017
  • I meant book not gook!

    —Danette roundy on September 13, 2017
  • I’d like to give a copy to a sister and a friend! And yes, of course, myself too. (-:

    —Linda M on September 13, 2017
  • I acknowledge 4 out-of-state quilting friends with birthday gifts. I fill their boxes with quilting fabrics, books, and notions all relating to our favorite passion in common, therefore if I win this book, I’ll have to buy 4 additional copies so each of us will be able to enjoy such a beautiful volume of American Quilt Treasures.

    —Marianne on September 13, 2017
  • I Would give A copy of this book to my Daughter, to show her the history of my Grandmothers quilts.

    —elizajane on September 13, 2017
  • I would keep this book for myself! It looks great!

    —Nicole Sender on September 14, 2017
  • I would love to share this with my mother who thaught me to quilt and loves quilts.

    A. Bouwman on September 14, 2017
  • If I could, I would give this to my grandmother and a treasured aunt. They both are gone now but taught me to love the art of quilting and working with fabrics of all kinds.

    —Markay Evans on September 14, 2017
  • I have many friends who would savor this book!

    —Sue Honeycutt on September 14, 2017
  • I would love to share this book with my friend Maryann. She is truly an old quilt lover,(not an old quilter)!!!

    —Judy T on September 14, 2017
  • Nice Christmas gift for my quilting friend!

    —Deb on September 14, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my public library so that many people–in our town and those connected by interlibrary loan–could read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Nann on September 14, 2017
  • I would gift it to my sister, who started me on sewing!

    —C Svec on September 14, 2017
  • I love to look at pictures of old quilts! They are so inspiring!

    —Diane on September 14, 2017
  • My friend Robin loves history and antique quilts. What a great way to share both.

    —Donna B on September 14, 2017
  • Two quilting buddies, a couple, who each have a unique style but are both just so much fun to share quilting and laughs with

    —Katherine on September 14, 2017
  • Both my treasured grandmothers!

    —Jeanmarie K on September 14, 2017
  • My friend, Gracie 😉

    —TeresaB on September 14, 2017
  • I would love to share this book with my daughters so that they too could experience the history behind the quilts, fabrics and those who created them.

    —Debbie on September 14, 2017
  • I would like to share this book with my sister.

    —carol on September 14, 2017
  • Because my mother and grandmothers (all quilters) have passed, I think I would give a copy to my granddaughter who has begun to sew.

    —Betty Jansen on September 14, 2017
  • This question was fairly easy as while I read and looked through the post one friend came to mind… Vivian Long …. while her absolute favorite is a flying geese quilt/block she is a true lover of quilts! I do however agree I would need one as well.

    —Tonie Peterson on September 14, 2017
  • I would love to give my sister a copy of this book. She is a fun companion to sew and quilt with. Thank you for the opportunity! ~smile~ Roseanne

    Roseanne on September 14, 2017
  • I would love to give a copy of this book to my friend, Kathy A.

    —Frances Claassens on September 14, 2017
  • I would love to give as gift to a very special lady who is a 4 or 5 generation guilted who has taught me so much

    —Pauline Simpson on September 14, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my friend, Kathy, who encourages my love of quilting and has taught me so much!

    —Kay on September 14, 2017
  • I have a "quilting buddy" that loves books like this showing the history of quilts and pictures of these beautiful old quilts. I would definately gift a copy to her. We often get the same book and then call each other and say…"look at page 39″!

    —Patty on September 14, 2017
  • I would love to give my cousin Elaine a copy; if we lived closer, we would get into so much quilting mischief together!

    —Sue on September 14, 2017
  • I would LOVE to give a copy to my friend Cheri, who got me started making blocks for Quilts of Valor. We have a great time when we can meet together.
    Leeana Carden Sept 14th, 2017 (my 55th wedding anniversary is today)

    Happy anniversary, Leeana! –Jenny

    —Leeana Carden on September 14, 2017
  • I am a history buff.I love studying old quilts, the way fabrics were used in so many different patterns. I would give a copy to my best friend who loves making reproductions of older Quilts, Chris Z.

    —Diane Heller on September 14, 2017
  • I would give this to my American quilting friend who lives close to me here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    —Pauline Sawatsky on September 14, 2017
  • I would give it to my freind Helen who wanted to lean to quilt & dragged me into the amazing world of quilting….

    —suzanne on September 14, 2017
  • My sister would love a copy. She loves quilts and history, a perfect pairing.

    —Carmen on September 14, 2017
  • i would love to be able to get a copy for my mom and grandma

    —Katie Higgins on September 15, 2017
  • I would love a copy for myself but would also share with 2 quilting friends. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Gloria Cotten on September 15, 2017
  • To my BFF who is a contemporary art quilter who is rooted in the past!

    —S haddad on September 15, 2017
  • My sister-in-law and I share the love of quilting and all things old! It would he her I gifted a wonderful book like this to.

    —LisaC on September 15, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my sister.

    —Sharon on September 15, 2017
  • I would give it to my friend who has only been quilting for about a year.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on September 15, 2017
  • Yes, would love to receive a copy of the American Quilts Treasures. Have always loved looking at the old quilts that were made for necessity. They were the recyclers of today.

    —shirley marvin on September 15, 2017
  • I would love to give a copy of this book to my daughter. We both love looking up the history of quilt blocks.

    —Marcie Higgins on September 15, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my daughter

    —Teri Giordano Randall on September 15, 2017
  • For a friend who is starting quilting!

    —Ali on September 15, 2017
  • What a treasure! To have all that information on the beginnings of quilting and one place would be a welcome addition to anyone’s library. My granddaughter has begun developing an interest in the craft and I’m sure she would benefit from having this resource on the beginning of quilting in her collection.

    —NANCY ZELENKA on September 15, 2017
  • What a super book! So many beautiful quilts! I’d love to give this book to my BFF. We met in a quilting class and that was about 7 years ago. We take get together each week and sew at her house as well as take classes together. It’s more fun sewing with a friend, hehe.

    Awesome giveaway!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    —usairdoll on September 15, 2017
  • Neat book! I’d give my mother-in-law a copy! Have a great day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

    —Angela J Short on September 15, 2017
  • It would be a great gift for my neighbor.

    —Teri on September 15, 2017
  • Looks like a wonderful book. I know my mother in law would love it.

    —Tina on September 15, 2017
  • I would give it to my best friend. She has been spending countless hours at the hospital and/or doctors office with her husband who is sick. This book would give her much needed enjoyment.

    —Donna W on September 15, 2017
  • This looks like a beautiful book–I would probably take it to my quilt guild members to read and then donate it to our local library for others to enjoy.

    —Barb K. on September 15, 2017
  • What a wonderful book. Since she started me on my quilting journey, my friend Pam would love this book.

    —Debby Setlock on September 15, 2017
  • The chairman of my quilting group. She is a prolific quilter and loves antique quilts.

    —nancy magee on September 15, 2017
  • My copy would be for my wonderful hubby. He loves quilts as much as I do and is always on the look out for them.

    —Cindy on September 15, 2017
  • I would give it to my daughter. She has been wanting to make a vintage piece of quilting for sometime now and this would help her to pick out fabric patterns and colors. Thanks for the giveaway

    —Virginia Bronner on September 15, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my friend, Debby Dale, whom both loves books and quilting. Thanks for another great giveaway.

    —Elizabeth Dyer on September 15, 2017
  • My Mom.

    —Elaine on September 15, 2017
  • My sister and I love,love,love, old quits they are our most favorite!! Actually we love the 1930s the best, anyway she is in rehab recovering after a major open heart surgery and this gift would be wonderful for her!! Thank-you!!

    —Bonnie Sue on September 15, 2017
  • I would give this lovely book to a friend!

    —Kit on September 15, 2017
  • Marvleous gift for the Mom of a friend of mine out in Newfoundland. She loves crafting and is the sweetest lady.

    Susan Lewis on September 15, 2017
  • It would be so hard to choose which friend to give this book to. I think maybe we should take turns sharing it!

    —MaryAnn on September 15, 2017
  • I would give one to my sister.

    —Linda Christianson on September 15, 2017
  • ooh i have a friend who would simply drool over this book…she has a room full of reproduction fabrics and makes beauties herself…

    grace thorne on September 15, 2017
  • I’d give it to my quilt guild to inspire and I dictate old and new members about the wonderful quilts that have always been made in America and have inspired us in other parts of the world to admire and emulate these beauties.

    —Anne Andrew on September 15, 2017
  • I would love to gift this to my daughter, who loves books and quilting as much as I do.

    —Lorrie on September 15, 2017
  • After drooling over every page myself, I would donate it to my guild’s library

    —Cathy Wilson on September 15, 2017
  • I would like to give a copy to my small quilt group. The ladies would love it. And sew would I. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Renea on September 15, 2017
  • I would give the book to my mom.

    —Bridget on September 15, 2017
  • A dear friend who has a number of quilts from her grandmother and who encourages me in my efforts, would surely love this book (as would I!)

    —Glenna D. on September 15, 2017
  • I would give this book to my mother in law, Doris, without whom, I would have never made a quilt! She has always been so helpful and patient, she deserves this book, and so much more.

    —Welton Renee on September 15, 2017
  • After reading through this lovely book myself, I would donate it to our local library. Our library has a quilting group, and quilting is a very popular pastime in our area.

    —JLouise on September 15, 2017
  • My sister.

    —Ola Norman on September 15, 2017
  • I think my daughter would love the book!

    —Vicki Allen on September 15, 2017
  • This would make a great gift for my daughter. She doesn’t make quilts but greatly admires them. Who knows, she might catch the "quilting bug."

    —Caryn Goulden on September 15, 2017
  • I have two dear quilting friends in Texas that I miss dearly. I would love to gift this wonderful book to them.

    —Lorna on September 15, 2017
  • My daughter, who is an avid quilter and graduate of the University of Nebraska.

    —Kris B on September 16, 2017
  • I would give it to my mother and both of us would love it.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on September 16, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my quilting friend, Kathy. She and I consult on many projects; she’s a sister in my heart.

    —Carol Kussart on September 16, 2017
  • My 10 year old granddaughter has expressed an interest in learning to quilt, "just like you, Grandma", and I would love to give her a history lesson in our shared passion.

    —Virginia Molamphy on September 16, 2017
  • I would give this book to my best friend and quilting buddy, Cindy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on September 16, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my daughters, one of them just learning to sew and quilt.

    —Lillian K on September 16, 2017
  • If I won 2 books I would give one to my dear quilting friend, Betsy, and then keep the other for myself! 😉

    —Patricia Hambrick on September 17, 2017
  • I would certainly share it with my daughters, daughters-in-law, and a couple of grand daughters who are very interested in quilting. Thanks

    —Mom C on September 17, 2017
  • My mother would love this book! She’s an amazing quilter and taught me to quilt. Thank you for the giveaways!

    —Linda on September 17, 2017
  • I would give a copy of this book to my friend Peggy. We share the love of quilting and I’d enjoy sitting down and each of us drooling over all the wonderful quilts to be found inside

    —Amy Rochelle on September 18, 2017
  • I would love to win this, not just for my self but also for my sweet niece who is a beginning quilter. I kind of like the symbolism of history here – both of the book’s and my family in quilting. I know we’d both love it and would spend so much time pouring over the beautiful pages.

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

    —Roxann Williams on September 18, 2017
  • I think my friend Diane would love to pore over this book, as would I. We could spend wonderful afternoons together talking about the quilts in this book I’d give to her.

    —Beth T. on September 18, 2017
  • I’d give one to my sister-in-law who loves to quilt. What a great book and interesting history

    —Kathie on September 18, 2017
  • I would give this book to a friend.. one who would appreciate it and share back with me.. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

    —Darrell on September 18, 2017
  • I would like to have it for my personal collection…love it.

    —Judith on September 18, 2017
  • My best friend would really love this book. As would I, of course.

    —Madeline Wallace on September 19, 2017
  • I love old quilts and am fascinated by their fabrics, patterns and history. Why was this made? For a special person or event? For purpose of economy and keeping warm.

    —Rosemary on September 19, 2017
  • I would give a copy to my daughter. She is beginning to get interested in quilting and she loves the history of things!

    —Susan Stanton on September 20, 2017

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