Got a special place in your heart for vintage quilts? Don’t miss this! (+ giveaway)

If you fall head over heels whenever you see a vintage quilt, we’ve got a new a book that’s tailor-made for you: Preserving History.
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Preserving HistoryHow do we know it’s just your style? Because author Julie Hendricksen falls head over heels for vintage quilts too. In fact, as a collector of antique quilts, she’s fallen several hundred times!

A connoisseur of antique quilts and author of Remembering the Past, Julie shares the best of her 30+ years of collecting in this exquisitely photographed book. Remake one-of-a-kind quilts from the late 1800s through the 1930s, each handpicked by Julie from her vast collection. A special section addresses an often-overlooked part of antique quilts: the quilting! Learn how to quilt an antique quilt using authentic examples from the era.
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In this Sugarloaf quilt, the quilter used a curvy Baptist Fan motif to soften the patchwork, which features lots of pointy angles.

We recently had the pleasure of talking with Julie by phone as she tended to her award-winning Wisconsin quilt shop, JJ Stitches. Our interview is below—find out which pattern took her five or six years to remake, how her first book came about . . . and where she keeps her hundreds of antique quilts.


Julie-HendricksenStitch This!: What first brought you to quilting?

Julie: I’ve sewn my whole life—clothing, sewing for the house—but not quilting. Then, when my son started preschool, I wandered into a quilt shop on Main Street in my town. I ended up making my first quilt, and that’s how it all started.

ST: How did you become an author for the first time?

Julie: I’d designed 15 quilts for American Patchwork and Quilting. I’d gone to Iowa to do a trunk show featuring 75–100 of my antique quilts. Several girls from APQ showed up that night, including Jennifer Keltner, who said she’d love to feature some of the quilts in the magazine. When Jennifer moved to Martingale, she asked if I’d be interested in doing a book.

ST: How is Preserving History different from your first book, Remembering the Pastor is your new book a continuation of the first?

Julie: For the first book, we focused on showing an old quilt, and then showing a new version of that quilt. In Preserving History, we focus on showing how different vintage-looking quilts can be made with the same block. For example, we show a Flying Geese quilt that has 3″ x 6″ units, and then we show a second Flying Geese quilt that uses 1¼" x 2½" units. Two vintage quilts, same pattern, very different results.
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Fly, Fly Away and Flying Geese

For another set of quilts in Preserving History, Chrome Yellow, we show two antique quilts that are made in the same fabrics, but use two different patterns.
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We also focus on the quilting of the period—we get up close and show how quilters of that time period were quilting their quilts. One of the Chrome Yellow quilts has a giant cable quilted through the blocks, which is unusual. And machine quilters can do cables, so it’s just another way of giving a vintage-style quilt a more authentic look.
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Hand-quilted cables

ST: What time period does your collection span? What is your favorite era?

Julie: My favorites are turn-of-the-century quilts—the quilts with the bubblegum pinks, navy blues, and blacks, and those quilts have been easier to find. Obviously I also love Civil War–era quilts, but it’s hard to find those or afford to add them to my collection. I feel like antique quilts in general are getting harder to find. I’ve been collecting for 35 years, and I think about all those quilts that were bought up during that time. Newer collectors are now looking for ’30s and ’40s quilts because that’s what you see more often now.
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ST: How many quilts do you have in your collection, and what do you do with them?

Julie: Oh gosh, I have several hundred in my collection, at least. And I do use them! Almost all of them are out and being used somewhere around the house. I also use them in my shop for displays.

ST: Have you ever found an antique quilt that you couldn’t re-create or that was especially challenging? What was different about it?

Julie: Sometimes it’s the difficulty of the pattern. The last quilt in the book is called Sugarloaf (below), and I love that quilt. I’d just never sat down and figured out how to make it because it seemed a little more difficult. But I think for a lot of us, we’ve been quilting for a long time and it’s time to take on something new.
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Another one is Scrappy X Delight. It took me five or six years before I sat down and figured out how to piece it but I just love it. It was just a matter of cutting all those little strips. It looks complex, but you can cut strips with your rotary cutter and use the tools we have now. People tend to think that because it’s tiny, it’s hard, but it’s not. And it’s so much easier now to sew things accurately. The Xs in the quilt are strip pieced. When you sit down and deconstruct a pattern, you really can see how easy it is to make with the tools we have available today.
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ST: Tell us about your Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, quilt shop, JJ Stitches—how did you start it? Can you tell us what it’s like?

Julie: The shop opened in 1975 as a clothing store. I didn’t own it then. But I was a manager there for almost 20 years. Eventually I purchased it. Now that it’s a quilt shop, it’s divided into three areas: Civil War and turn-of-the-century fabrics are throughout the front of the store. In another area we concentrate on flannels and textured cottons, which I love. And then in the back of the store, in another large room, people are surprised because we have lots and lots of ’30s fabrics and lots and lots of baby fabrics. It’s almost like two separate stores in one! We also have several hundred bolts of wool, and we carry hand-dyed wools too.
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One thing we always hear from our customers is how much they love the finished samples we have on display. There are probably 30–40 finished projects in the store at any given time. Even if customers don’t want to buy a kit or whatever they’d need to make one of the samples, they’re inspired. We also try to mix in antique displays too, which I think is really appealing—it makes people want to come in and hang around for awhile.
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ST: We know you recently filmed an episode of Sewing with Nancy with Nancy Zieman that features Preserving History. What was that like? When will the episode air?

Julie: It was great! We’d planned to do only one show but we ended up filming two because we had so many quilts from the book that we really wanted to show. One thing we showed was the construction of a Basket quilt block from the Sewing Baskets quilt in the book.
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We had just about all of the quilts from the book there so we could refer to them. Starting in January you can visit the Sewing with Nancy website, and they’ll have a schedule of when the show will run throughout the country.


Preserving HistoryThank you for taking the time to speak with us, Julie!

Which colors do you like best: the rich, dark colors of turn-of-the-century quilts, or the happy, bubbly colors of quilts from the 1930s? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Preserving History eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Can’t wait to see if you win? Buy Preserving History right now and you can instantly download a digital copy of the book for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Kathie, who says:

“I have more of the darker fabrics in my stash, but I’ve used the 30’s for several quilts.”

Kathie, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!

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342 Comments

  • While I love both I of them, when I first started quilting I found myself drawn to the darker colors of the turn of the century. Lately I have been liking the colors of the 1930’s especially the MODA Bread and Butter line that is a little brighter then the originals.

    —Kim Light on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the darker colors in quilts. My grandmother quilted with dark colors and these quilts are so a part of my memories and my home decorating. Grandma used old, worn clothes and other pieces of cloth (feed sacks, rags from my grandfather’s shop, etc.) in her quilts. Both were from Germany and practicality was the only factor in most of her endeavors! Sometimes there were bright colors used, but very infrequently. All of the quilts I’ve gotten from her are treasures. Thank you for your wonderful website!

    —Patricia Martinez on September 21, 2016
  • Bright and happy are colors I like versus the darker colors.

    Deb on September 21, 2016
  • That’s a tough one; I like both! The quilts I have made so far have been darker turn of century but I collect 30’s prints. They are just so happy!

    —DebMac on September 21, 2016
  • I love the quilts from the 30s and 40s because those are the ones I remember seeing at my Grandma’s house but I also like the dark colors and the Civil War quilts. I just love quilts!

    Marsha Ransom on September 21, 2016
  • I love both as I enjoy all antique quilts. I love researching the patterns, determining what year they were made and hearing the stories about who made them.

    —Judi Rizzo on September 21, 2016
  • Color makes me happy! The bubbly colors make me laugh!

    —Karen on September 21, 2016
  • 1930s colors

    —Amy Cofer on September 21, 2016
  • These are such beautiful quilts in Julie’s new book. I definitely lean towards the dark, richer colors in antique quilts…even when they are beautifully faded. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

    Loris Mills on September 21, 2016
  • I love old quilts it’s part of history and if you were lucky enough to have one from your grand mother it’s part of your heritage

    —Linda on September 21, 2016
  • I have always loved the the rich, dark colors of turn-of-the-century quilts. They always seem to add to comfort and warmth of a homemade quilt.

    —Carol Smith on September 21, 2016
  • I love both sets of colors as I enjoy a variety of quilts in my collection. Recreating quilts of these eras with modern fabrics brings life back into the traditional patterns. While I have fun re-making these quilts I also add a little something of my own touch to them for a personal touch. Having a book like Preserving History in my library would launch great inspirations to my future quilt making!

    —Sue F on September 21, 2016
  • I love old quilts! Especially the happy bubbly ones, I have bought a least 50 over the years, one is from early days, it’s from a quilting club that all the women have signed their name in embroidery. Such a lovely quilt. My husband looks for them now for me if we go to an estate sale!!

    —Trina welk on September 21, 2016
  • My favorite colors are the dark ones of the turn of the century and I really admire the tones and colors of the Civil War era quilts. The quilts of the past teach us about much about what was the way of life for people of that time.

    —Mary Gonzales on September 21, 2016
  • Rich, warm colors, whether civil war fabrics or from designers like Kim Diehl.

    —Susan White on September 21, 2016
  • I like the colors of the 1930’s. I like to make happy, bright quilts.

    —Cathy on September 21, 2016
  • Don’t make me choose! I’m drawn to the darker colors, but some designs and fabrics from the ’30s lift my heart.

    —Tesuque on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the dark colors of the turn of the century, they remind me of the Civil War quilts.

    Evelyn Shedlock on September 21, 2016
  • Love them all, but especially love the bright and happy ones. My favorite is the grey triangle and pieced triangle block….love, love that one.

    —Betsy on September 21, 2016
  • I really like the whole "kit and kaboodle". LOL They are all so rich in color and show such fine workmanship. I especially like Sugarloaf. The intricacy of the triangles put together of diamonds would be very painstakingly done and with so many pieces of material it would be amazing to see the time it took to accomplish such a feat. It takes my breath away. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    —Brenda Hunt on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich colors the best, especially the two color quilts. Nothing better than a vintage quilt in blue & white. They look so elegant.

    —Sandy B on September 21, 2016
  • I favor the darker turn of the century colors, but the 1930’s colors are very pleasing for a child quilt.

    —Linda B on September 21, 2016
  • I have to confess I really like both as well as the Civil War era and have made quilts featuring them all. I suppose it depends upon my mood at the time I am contemplating my next quilt project and to whom it will go. Gorgeous book! I so love to see quilts of the past.

    —Erin Owens on September 21, 2016
  • The Chrome Yellow quilt is spectacular and I especially enjoy lighter, more bubbly colors, but in any era, quilter’s had to use available fabrics. I like them all!

    —Jean McD on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the darker colors for most of my quilting, but I really love all the old quilts. Thanks for the chance to win this interesting book.

    —Debby on September 21, 2016
  • So hard to make a choice…the rich darker colours in vintage are fabulous though!

    —Carole L on September 21, 2016
  • I love the thirties prints. They are so bright and cheerful. I smile while I’m sewing with them.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on September 21, 2016
  • I love them both, but if I had to pick I would choose the dark, rich colors.

    —Barbara on September 21, 2016
  • I really love all the antique quilts but tend to be drawn more to the quilts with blues and browns. I like how Julie says "When you sit down and deconstruct a pattern, you really can see how easy it is to make with the tools we have available today." I totally agree! She has a beautiful collection!

    —Kristie Michalowski on September 21, 2016
  • I have both the retros and the repros in my stash, but the darker colors are my favorite–esp. dk. blues! I love Julie’s quilt designs–a little challenging, but so beautiful!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on September 21, 2016
  • I really like them both, but if I only had to choose one it would be the dark colors of turn of the century quilts.

    —Shari K. on September 21, 2016
  • I love repro fabrics – all of them, but my favourite is cheddar .

    Keep stitching

    —Mandy Adams on September 21, 2016
  • I like the rich, dark colors. I so enjoyed seeing some of the quilts in this book. I have recently discovered a passion for vintage quilts after inheriting my husband’s great grandmother’s quilt. I would love to win this book so thank you for the opportunity.

    —Sheila Fernkopf on September 21, 2016
  • I like the rich dark – but also love the cheddar of that era.

    —regina on September 21, 2016
  • I am not fortunate enough to own any vintage quilts, however, this book would encourage me to start collecting.

    —Suzanne on September 21, 2016
  • I go for happy bubbly colors.

    —Carol W on September 21, 2016
  • I love the darker colors ,but all vintage quilts are great.

    —Nancy Ross on September 21, 2016
  • I’ve been on a thirty’s tear for a long while….the darker, earlier colors are calling my name now. Love, love the Sugarloaf quilt and the Baptist fan stitching! Gorgeous!

    Snoodles on September 21, 2016
  • I like the rich, dark colors

    —Kathy Luehrs on September 21, 2016
  • I tend to prefer brighter colours but I also love the dark reds.

    —MoeWest on September 21, 2016
  • Turn of the century. What a gorgeous looking book! Wow!!!

    —Alice on September 21, 2016
  • The Happy and Bubbly Quilts make me HAPPY!

    elr on September 21, 2016
  • I have visited Julie’s quilt shop! I purchased the fabric for my first granddaughter’s quilt in the back room – the 30’s fabric! Her quilt shop was exquisite then and I’m sure it is now! I love the vintage fabrics though and make most of my quilts from them. I have already purchased her book but would love to give it to a friend.

    —Kathleen Gunning on September 21, 2016
  • I love both colors, and can change the look of my home by changing the quilts I display.

    —Angie Little on September 21, 2016
  • I most definitely favor the dark rich colors. I start pulling fabrics for a lighter softer quilt and by the time I finish there are those darker richer colors.

    —Gale P on September 21, 2016
  • Ohh! I enter your giveaways often and this time I REALLY hope my name is chosen. I love vintage quilts and reproductions. What style do I prefer? There’s a time and place for dark prints and for light prints. Remember that there were a lot of bright (garish!) fabrics in the 19th century! A bit of a brighter print can add a great pop amid darker repro fabrics.

    —Nann on September 21, 2016
  • I love the fun colors of the 30’s.

    Memory Frost on September 21, 2016
  • If you ask me in the Springtime, I’ll say the 1930’s era! But since it’s Fall and we’re coming into cozy winter, today I’ll say the turn-of-the-century quilts. All are wonderful, of course. Love the chrome yellow–inspires me to use it with the darker colors, which I never would have imagined.

    Lisa on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the earlier reproduction fabrics with their rich warm colors.

    —Gail on September 21, 2016
  • I actually love the rich dark colors. But I own two vintage quilts that are the lighter 30’s colors. My dauther found one at an antique mall, and I bought the other one from a thrift store. Both had some age issues,so we just use them for decorations and not functional. Love them, none the less.

    Jocelyn on September 21, 2016
  • Though most of the vintage quilts I have are from the 1930’s that my grandmother made, I prefer the turn of the century rich dark prints. They fit my decorating style. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book !

    —Nancy J on September 21, 2016
  • I love the bright colors of the 30’s!

    —Susan Stanton on September 21, 2016
  • I love both styles and have ****large**** collections of both! I tend to make 30s quilts during spring and summer, and 1800s quilts during fall and winter. I’ve been looking forward to this book’s release so I can use some of my stash.

    Jeanne on September 21, 2016
  • I am definitely a happy, bubbly color kinda girl! It’s so refreshing to see those colors in the older quilts.

    —Kathy E. on September 21, 2016
  • I, of course, admire the rich colors of the Civil War quilts, but the happy colors in the 30’s and 40’s quilts really make my heart sing! 🙂

    —pat on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the darker colors. I love the richness of the colors.

    —Denise Cabral on September 21, 2016
  • I adore the rich dark colors . Civil war era is my absolute favorite. I do love love love all quilts though.

    —Theresa Sheldon on September 21, 2016
  • Depends on my mood. LOL I do a lot of CW quilts, but sometimes I need a ray of sunshine and move to the brighter 30s. They’re all beautiful!

    —Sue Hilton on September 21, 2016
  • I really ❤️ The 😀 Colors. They bring ☀️ Into a room. Have a great day!

    —Connie on September 21, 2016
  • Bubbly 30s colors, of course. They make me happy!

    —Marilyn on September 21, 2016
  • I like the turn-of-the-century colors for the cooler weather. I also like the bubbly colors for warmer weather. But if I have to choose it would be the darker colors.

    —Karen DH on September 21, 2016
  • I bounce back and forth between the dark colors of repro, the happy colors of 1930’s and the amazing right colors of modern. I just love color and making quilts.

    —Rina on September 21, 2016
  • I am always drawn to the quilts with the navy and black along with the pink and reds of the turn of the century. They speak to me every time; and I would love to reproduce some of those beauties!

    —Mary on September 21, 2016
  • I love the dark colors and vintage patterns. If anyone has a chance to visit Sun Prairie WI and Julie’s shop, go! You will not be disappointed. I’ve been going for years, although it’s been awhile now. It’s in the cute downtown area, on the small side, but packed with so much to see. The front display and the store is always changing and beautiful. A person can spend hours looking at everything. Kits are always generous with the amount of fabric included. Love this store!!!! Would love this new book! Thank you, Linda Pewaukee WI

    —Linda on September 21, 2016
  • The great new book is definitely for me! I am a traditional quilter that loves the older quilts and patterns. I love bubblegum pink and poison green-so I guess I am partial to the 1930’s but still enjoy the darker colors.

    —Debbie Miller on September 21, 2016
  • I usually tend towards the darker colors, but if I do anything else….it’s the fabrics of the 30’s. I love everything vintage!

    —Patty on September 21, 2016
  • I like both. I love the rich dark colors for decorating in the fall, but by spring I’m really wanting to pull out the brighter color quilts.

    —Louise Warren on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich, darker colors most of the time.

    —Kay on September 21, 2016
  • Darker vintage colors are my passion.

    —Paulette on September 21, 2016
  • I love both 1800’s and 1930’s fabrics but I stay away from anything brown or murky looking in the 1800’s fabrics and go for the happier colors.

    —Diane on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colors of the turn of the century quilts. So cozy…

    —Jo Anne on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the happy, bubbly colors of quilts from the 1930s, but I have a tendancy to love all quilts. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Preserving History".

    —Leslie Bower on September 21, 2016
  • Although I do like the rich colors of turn-of-the-century quilts, my favorites are 1930s prints.

    —Susan L. on September 21, 2016
  • Love deep, rich colors especially the autumn hues. Great book!

    —Carol Gearey on September 21, 2016
  • I love, love, love those yellow chromes!

    —Debbie Holley on September 21, 2016
  • OOOH, I’m definitely a 30’s girl. When the 30’s fabrics first started coming out years ago, I thought I would buy them all. WRONG!!!

    —Suzanne on September 21, 2016
  • I love both turn-of-the-century and 1930’s quilts, but I usually tend to lean toward darker colors. The quilts in the photo that has the Once Upon a Time quote are gorgeous…especially the one folded in the center!

    Cheryl Lea on September 21, 2016
  • I really love the bright colors from the 1930′-40’s. I was born in that era in North Dakota and my grandmothers and aunts made those beautiful quilts.

    —Donna Whitney on September 21, 2016
  • I love vintage quilts. Unfortunately I have not seen any in my price range to buy! I love the rich colors-although some have faded. I love bubble gum pinks and two color designs! I also get a pittrr patter when I look at 39’s fabrics.

    —Judi R on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark turn of the century fabrics. I love antiques,primitives especially, and these colors are a perfect companion.

    Toni Bebee on September 21, 2016
  • I love both colorways, but because I was born so close to the ’30, I love using them .

    —Inez Fay Hulsey on September 21, 2016
  • Most definitely the darker turn of the century quilts. Love these quilts. Can’t wait to get my copy of this book. Will be visiting the wonderful shop next April. Can’t wait..😍

    —Carolyn on September 21, 2016
  • I have a hard time choosing, probably the 30’s quilts.

    —Susan Green on September 21, 2016
  • Definitely the bright, happy colors. I would love to try the Sugarloaf pattern — so cool!

    —Susan on September 21, 2016
  • The rich, dark colors!

    —Sharon Browne on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colors of the turn of the century! They look so warm and cuddly.

    —Susan on September 21, 2016
  • I think I would prefer the happy, bubbly colors of the 30’s

    —Kathy on September 21, 2016
  • I’m fonder of bright colors than darker. But I like the way the older quilt patterns stand out against the background fabric

    —Rochelle Summers on September 21, 2016
  • I love old quilts and have several that my aunt made. I am not fond of the darker colors or the 1930’s little flowery prints.

    —Julie B on September 21, 2016
  • Love the deep rich colors of the civil war repro fabric and live close enough to be able to visit JJ Stitches from time to time. Love the shop and all of their display quilts. The also have a marvelous sale section.

    —Judith Berna on September 21, 2016
  • I grew up with "Thirties" quilts, but the older darker turn of the century quilts are the ones that really call me!

    —Robin May on September 21, 2016
  • I am drawn to the rich darker colors. I find them inspiring and comforting to work with.

    I’m hoping to win this book in order to continue to make the next generation of heart warming quilts for my family and friends.

    —Lynda Larsen on September 21, 2016
  • I love them all, but especially the bright ones. They make me happy. Love the yellow ones.

    —Winks Krislen Horlings on September 21, 2016
  • Oh definitely the darker colors from repro fabrics. I do have some 1930s too and they are fun, but when push comes to shove, I vote for Civil War!

    —Judy Purcell on September 21, 2016
  • Oh, I definitely love the dark, rich colors of the turn-of-the-century. Civil War reproduction fabrics are my all time favorites! Have made several quilts with this fabric.

    —Jennifer Clink on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich darker fabrics from the civil war era. They just seem to speak to me and I love the history behind the colors. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    —Gloria Galiana on September 21, 2016
  • I like the happy bubbly colors of the 1930s.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on September 21, 2016
  • Happy-Bubbly…just don’t look at what I’m doing now: super bright background with silhouette black appliques!

    —Melody Lutz on September 21, 2016
  • Love the darker, richer colors for Fall and Winter but the lighter, brighter for Spring and Summer! What I truly love are the scrappier ones, makes me feel as if they were real pieces of lives, leftover from clothing made, etc.

    —Cindy M on September 21, 2016
  • I love the 1930’s colors much better than the dark colors.

    —Diana Salmon on September 21, 2016
  • Love those rich dark moody tones of the Civil War selections, looks like a great book!

    Vic in NH on September 21, 2016
  • Love that weird Aqua/green from the 30s.

    —Laura on September 21, 2016
  • Love the colors and patterns of the 30’s. They make me smile and talk to me. The yellow one is beautiful and happy.

    —BarbaranTyo on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the rich darker colors but when I was working on the Vintage Farm Girl quilt I made the blocks in both the darker colors and the 30’s. I think I enjoyed the bright colors more.

    —Maureen Klebe on September 21, 2016
  • Love, love, love the old-fashioned dark, rich colors paired with classic block designs! A quilt like that just gives you that warm, comforted feeling💗!

    —Robin Backlund on September 21, 2016
  • The dark, rich colors of the Civil War reproductions really draw me in. I grew up not far from Sun Prairie, WI and always make it a point to stop in at JJ Stitches when I am in the area. Always worth the trip!

    —Jean Gilbertson on September 21, 2016
  • I really love the darker and richer colors in the turn of the century quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Mary on September 21, 2016
  • love JJ Stitches!

    —patricia Geishirt on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the rich, dark turn of the century fabrics! I am just not into the 30’s fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —carol n on September 21, 2016
  • My first love are the dark colors of the turn of the century. I love, love, love them.

    —Yvonne Farraway on September 21, 2016
  • I have more of the darker fabrics in my stash, but I’ve used the 30’s for several quilts.

    —Kathie L on September 21, 2016
  • I love both the dark mid-1800s colors and light 1930s colors, but it is important to remember there are many light quilts from the 1800s, too. Chintz applique quilts, Baltimore album style quilts, and the red and green applique quilts from the later 1800s usually had light-colored backgrounds. I love them all!

    —Terry on September 21, 2016
  • I guess it would be the turn of the century quilts as I have more of that type than I do the 30’s prints, although, I do love 30’s quilts too! Love the snowball block quilt!!

    —Janet T on September 21, 2016
  • I love old quilts, like owning some ones treasure. I have always loved traditional quilts I fell in love with the quilts that were shown.All are delicious!Comforting. I like the chrome yellows, bubble pink & minty green!

    VICKI SUE O'NEILL on September 21, 2016
  • I like the cheddar, the greens, the faded colors. Turn of the Century/

    —carol on September 21, 2016
  • Cheddar! (I love cheese too.) That color just fascinates me for some reason. I even own a log cabin quilt with cheddar from the turn-of-the-century era. On the other hand, I have a drawer full of repro’s, which I have used in my quilts.

    —Karen on September 21, 2016
  • I love the cheddar quilts! I think I found an additional favorite and that’s the chrome yellow quilts!

    —Linzey on September 21, 2016
  • I like both sets of colors and have made quilts with each. A lot depends on my mood and the pattern. I’m especially drawn to Indigo Snowballs in Julie’s book. It is so crisp!

    —Virginia in AK on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the 30’s prints. However, I really do enjoy any of the antique quilts. It just reminds me that things were "slower-paced" then, I guess. Thank you,

    Danette Stankovich on September 21, 2016
  • That is a hard decision! I like all quilts, but I guess I lean towards the 30’s as this is what I grew up watchi g my grandmothers make. I would treasure the book with all the old wuilts featured.

    —Jean Greene on September 21, 2016
  • I love the colors of the turn of the century quilts. Civil war quilts are my favorite or something a little earlier. I have a 25″ appliquéd block from before the civil war and it has a whole history just in one block.

    —Judy Maggio on September 21, 2016
  • I like the bright colors of the 30s but I also like the rich colors of earlier periods. One of my favorites is the shirting so of the turnof the century. I guess I just like it all!

    —Ellie on September 21, 2016
  • I like the 30’s fabrics and feedsack type colors….my stash is ready to go.

    —Marlene on September 21, 2016
  • I love the bright happy bubbly colors and designs of the thirties!

    —Claire on September 21, 2016
  • I bought a quilt top from 1895 that is turkey red so I think my preference is for rich colors. I won’t finish the top because the newspaper on the back that was used to piece has dates etc on it….so fun to see that.

    —Jeanette on September 21, 2016
  • I like bright, happy quilts.

    —Jill Ellis on September 21, 2016
  • I really like the bubbly colors of the 1930’s but I have to admit the darker colors have a place in my heart also!!! I would love to make any of these lovely pieces!!!

    —Lori Chvojka on September 21, 2016
  • I actually love all the colors in the older quilts, each one affects me with a different feeling. I always wonder about the thoughts that went with creating these quilts. Today we make them because we love the quilting process, at least that’s how it is with me. Back then it was a real necessity to have quilts for warmth. Seeing how the colors changed through the years is as interesting as it is today. Thank you for sharing this wonderful ebook.

    —Lynn Cartwright on September 21, 2016
  • I just love the happy feeling of the depression-era quilts – and I’m a scrap-quilter. Lots of different fabric pieces in a quilt makes it so interesting.

    —Sally Atkinson on September 21, 2016
  • I usually like the bright happy colors but this year dark rich colors are calling to me.

    —Cassy L. on September 21, 2016
  • If I had to choose just one I would have to go with the darker civil war colors. But I’ve made several quilts with both colorways. Great to have options! B

    —Sheila Beins on September 21, 2016
  • I love the thirty’s fabrics

    —Valerie Thompson on September 21, 2016
  • The 30s fabrics really appeal to me! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

    —Vicki Sprain on September 21, 2016
  • I really like both style of quilts but if it comes right down to it and I have to choose one style over the other I would have to save the rich, darker colors and patterns of the turn of the century quilts would be it for me.

    —Mary on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the happy bubbly colors of the 1930’s.

    —Deborah B. on September 21, 2016
  • Happy bubbly colors of the 1930’s remind me of the quilt I received at my bridal shower made by my great grandmother, finished by my grandmother and including fabric scraps from my mom’s clothes.

    —Sherri Hines on September 21, 2016
  • I love 30s repros. They just make me smile!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on September 21, 2016
  • Although the deep, rich colors of the turn-of-the-century quilts are lovely, I still prefer the lighter, brighter, happier colors of the 30’s. A sunshine girl for sure!

    —Mary on September 21, 2016
  • I like the brighter prints from the 1920s and 1930s. The small calico prints alsmot read like solids against the larger prints of the 21st century.

    —Lynne on September 21, 2016
  • I like both, but if I have to choose, I go with the colors from the 30s as the first choice.

    —Nancy Harvey on September 21, 2016
  • I love the happy bright colors of the 1930s.

    —Linda Guza on September 21, 2016
  • I am drawn to the dark, rich colors of the civil war era. I love working with these and recreating traditional patterns.

    —Marie on September 21, 2016
  • I LOVE bright, happy fabrics! At the same time, I am ‘maturing’ in my fabric selections and going recently with more traditional colors.

    —Janice on September 21, 2016
  • I like the bright colors of the 1930s era.

    —beth daniels on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark colors of the Civil War era. I can’t get enough of this fabric of history.

    —Dottie Alexander on September 21, 2016
  • I love vintage quilts and admire the work done by the quilters before us.

    Joyce on September 21, 2016
  • I like both. I have quilts that belonged to one grandmother of the 1930’s. But I am also blessed to have a quilt from earlier times belonging to my other grandmother whose house was very primitive and the quilt reflects those dark colors.

    —Rebecca on September 21, 2016
  • I love the darker colors but I also have a stack of light 30’s fabric that I go when I need to brighten my kitchen.

    —Judy Smith on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colors. The civil war quilts are my favorites. But then again, I haven’t really found a quilt that I didn’t like! Thank you for a chance to win this wonderful book!

    —Jean on September 21, 2016
  • I love the whimisical cheery 30’s reproduction fabrics and have made at least 5 quilts out of them. However, I also love the rich, earthy look of Civil War reproduction fabrics and have made a couple of those, as well. I guess if I had to choose, I would pick the 30’s reproductions.

    —Becky on September 21, 2016
  • It depends on the quilt I am making. I really like both.

    —Cindy Fraher on September 21, 2016
  • I love the Civil War colors, tho both have a place in my house. And I collect every book I can find about quilt history!

    —Jeannine on September 21, 2016
  • I love the turn-of-the-century colors the best,but love the 30’s colors too! They make me think of my Great-Grandmother’s quilts and my Grandmother’s.

    —Susan Hall on September 21, 2016
  • I like both but if forced to choose, the dark colors are my favorite.

    —Janet Fletcher on September 21, 2016
  • The rich dark colors draw me in.

    —Summer on September 21, 2016
  • I usually prefer the brighter 30s colors, but I’m enjoying some of the richer older prints, too. I do have both types of fabric in my collection. Now I just need to make a quilt that uses a vintage design and my fabric. Thanks for the inspiration and information.

    —Maryellen on September 21, 2016
  • Rich, dark definitely. My grandmother used the 30s fabric on the many quilts she made, but my tastes run older than that I guess. I have dark wood and muted furniture in my house and the darker quilts continue that moodiness. I would love to win this book on Preserving History.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on September 21, 2016
  • I love the warm colors of vintage quilts, but I also love the happy colors of the 30’s and 40’s. I guess I’m just an eclectic quilter!! I’m off to see where I can get the hardcopy of the book!! 🙂

    —Helen LeBrett on September 21, 2016
  • I just cannot get into the primitive dark colors, so the happy bubbly 30’s colors are for me!

    —barbara blair on September 21, 2016
  • Always enjoyed quilts, but only recently started making quilts. The rich dark colors and patterns from the civil war era are very attractive to me. I love reading about their history . But the bright colors of the 1930’s are appealing, especially for children and young adults.

    —Kathleen K Miller on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark colors from the civil war era.

    —Janice Mc Laren on September 21, 2016
  • Love them all, but really like turn off the century. Love the snowball quilt featured here. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    —Peggy M on September 21, 2016
  • I am in love with all things 30’s.. My mother was born in the 30’s and she was as lovely and vibrant as the 30’s quilt colors.

    —Vicki on September 21, 2016
  • I love the dark, rich fabrics of the civil war era.

    Susie Miller on September 21, 2016
  • My favorite quilts are from the 1930s and 1940s – the colors are so cheerful and uplifting. How could you be anything but happy looking at these wonderful creations?!

    —Mary on September 21, 2016
  • I like best the rich, dark colors of turn of the century quilts, but there are so many beautiful quilts in both colorways.

    —Janet Wiener on September 21, 2016
  • I like the rich, dark colors of the turn of the century quilts.

    —Janet Wiener on September 21, 2016
  • I like the happy bubbly colors of the 1930s. I have a Turquoise, Gold and Purple quilt that I have been told is from the 1930s. I have never found the pattern and our quilt appraiser in our guild said she was not familiar with it either. Would love to know what it is.

    —Kathie Jones on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark colors of turn-of-the-century quilt. And right now I really like "Indigo Snowballs" from "Preserving History". Thank you for sharing.

    —Janey on September 21, 2016
  • Me encantan todos los edredones. Quizá me gusten más los más antiguos. Mi edredón favorito es PAN DE AZUCAR: es una maravilla. Qué cosas tan magníficas hacían sin las herramientas que tenemos ahora. Es precioso. No es que los demás no lo sean, pero este es especial. Muchas gracias y enhorabuena por este libro tan maravilloso.

    Translation: I love all the quilts. Maybe I like the oldest more. My favorite quilt is SUGAR LOAF: it is a wonder. How great things done without the tools we have now. It is beautiful. Not that the others are not, but this is special. Thank you very much and congratulations on this wonderful book.

    —Margarita on September 21, 2016
  • I love the 30’s prints. Working on a Farmer’s Wife right now.

    —Pamela Wright on September 21, 2016
  • I definitely love the colors of Civil War reproduction quilts. Most of my stash and my quilts are on those tones. I also enjoy reading the history of patterns and the people who made quilts in that era. Lovely book.

    Kris S on September 21, 2016
  • I love working with the darker, richer colors from the Civil War Era. My family has examples from both, but the older quilts have more history and form a connection to ancestors who would otherwise be forgotten. I know the women who made our 30’s quilts.

    —Susan Putman on September 21, 2016
  • Maybe it’s crazy but I love both — whichever is in front of me is my favorite of the moment. Thanks for introducing us to this book. It looks wonderful.
    –Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

    Nancy on September 21, 2016
  • I really love the 30s prints and colors – in fact they are what started me quilting.

    —Pauline C on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark colours of the turn of the century quilts. I have vague memories of sleeping under them as I small child at Grandma’s house.

    —Marg on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich colors. Makes me tingle just thinking about them!

    —Denyse Rose on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colors of the turn of the century quilts- can;t wait to get the book and try some of the patterns

    —Karen Hickman on September 21, 2016
  • I love the colors of the 1930’s.

    —Judith Martinez on September 21, 2016
  • Love them both! But, the bubbly 30s colors strike an especially happy chord. Congrats on the lovely new book. 🙂

    —Linda S. on September 21, 2016
  • The bright 30s for me.

    —Jeanmarie K on September 21, 2016
  • When I started quilting I used the colors of the day. But I’ve been quilting over 40 years and have learned a lot. I like all the fabrics of the turn of the century, civil war and the 30’s. I have been trying to use a lot from my stash, but the more I use the more it multiplies.

    —Linda on September 21, 2016
  • If it is old or vintage, I like it. No matter the color. Old quilts hold a special place in my heart.

    —Wendy on September 21, 2016
  • I love Civil War era fabrics. Julie’s book looks like a great resource!

    —Gwen Wehner on September 21, 2016
  • I like the rich darker colors of the turn of the century. That is what drew me to quilting initially.

    Colette on September 21, 2016
  • I really love both because I pretty much love all quilts!

    —Dixie on September 21, 2016
  • Love the darker, rich colors!

    —Bea on September 21, 2016
  • I am moved by the rich colors of the turn-of-the-century quilts. They inspire me to sew new versions of the original quilts.

    —Robbin Golden on September 21, 2016
  • All year, I’m most drawn to quilts in those darker hues (with an occasional bright for summer).

    —Marty on September 21, 2016
  • I love the 30s prints and colors. My gramma made quilts using them; we recently found some of her quilt tops that we are finishing. They make me all warm and fuzzy when I work on them. Great memories!

    —Kathie on September 21, 2016
  • I love mid range to dark colors and the Civil War reproductions are my favorite……with crisp indigo and white my all time favorite. This book looks fabulous!

    —Leslee Shepler on September 21, 2016
  • I like both but the colours I love most are the rich, dark colours of the turn-of-the-century quilts.

    —Linda Webster on September 21, 2016
  • I am drawn to both types of designs. I really love civil war era fabrics, but the 1930’s fabrics make you so happy. It’s a win, win, no matter what.

    —Tam on September 21, 2016
  • Definitely the rich colors.

    —Karen on September 21, 2016
  • I definitely like the 1930’s colors better, but have to admit that some of the older ones are very striking.

    —Sharon Sauser on September 21, 2016
  • I love working with the 30’s reproductions….i love all vintage quilts though, they are all beautiful and inspiring.
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    —Laura H on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich colors but I love the whimsical patterns of the 30’s as well …. mostly I like lots of color! So both are winners and it depends on the quilt or the pattern much of the time.

    —Tonie Peterson on September 21, 2016
  • Turn of the century, like the 30’s prints but have not bought any of them. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Elaine Armstrong on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich turn-of-the-century colors!

    —Dottie Macomber on September 21, 2016
  • I like rich bright colors. I love seeing the rainbow of colors

    —Lucille on September 21, 2016
  • Rich dark colours – always a favorite.

    —JanG on September 21, 2016
  • I love the Cival War colors. I tired to get into the contemporary colors but my heart sings when I use those warm rich colors. I still make quilts for people I know who love that but I prefer the darker colors for me.

    —Rose Landon on September 21, 2016
  • Rich dark colors. I’m working on a Farmer’s Wife quilt currently, trying to use small prints mixing them with rich colored batiks for a not so typical look. The pieces are so small that it’s working nicely.

    —Susan on September 21, 2016
  • I like both the 30s prints and the turn-of-the-century richer tones, depending on intent and recipient. That said, my home décor leans more to the deeper tones, since those play better with the oak and cherry wood furniture, cabinets and trim in my house and the so-wonderful light that comes in through a bounty of windows. Thanks as always for the continued inspiration!

    —Jane on September 21, 2016
  • I like them both but would choose the happy 30!! thanks!

    —Lee on September 21, 2016
  • I love the colors / fabrics in the depression-era quilts – a difficult time made a bit brighter with cheerful quilts. I have a small collection of these quilts.

    —Betty on September 21, 2016
  • I love all older quilts, but especially the darker colours!

    —Karin on September 21, 2016
  • I love them both! The rich, dark colors are so beutiful but the 30s prints sing to my heart also.

    —Katherine on September 21, 2016
  • I really like the bubble gum pink fabric and purchased some a few years ago with the idea of making something special with it. You have a great idea with the basket block. Now I will have to locate the fabric and get to work. Loved the baskets.

    —Mary on September 21, 2016
  • In the height of summer the 1930s prints and their crisp brightness – the civil war rich tones the other seasons when our nights are always cold.

    —Louise on September 21, 2016
  • I really like the rich colors. Nice and cozy.

    —Diana O on September 21, 2016
  • Antique quilts are what got me started making quilts. I loved every old quilt I saw, but it was never in my budget to buy them. So I had to make my own. I taught myself to quilt, starting with an eight pointed star. I learned a lot from my mistakes, but persisted and finished that quilt and then slept under it until it became threadbare on the edges. I still love that quilt and I am still making quilts. I love all colors but especially the rich grayed hues of antique quilts.

    —Diane Coble on September 21, 2016
  • I like the happy bubbly colors of the 30’s!

    —Karen Palmer on September 21, 2016
  • The dark colors are my favorite.

    —Carol Vickers on September 21, 2016
  • I like the 30’s fabric quilts. They remind me of my Grandma, who taught me to sew!

    —Barbara harvey on September 21, 2016
  • Well now… deciding between 30’s or Civil War…..
    That would be like choosing a favorite child!
    I go back and forth. and have near equal amounts of fabric in each.
    However, I seem to have a few more quilts in the 30’s category because the colors seem to go together for me better. Therefore I need more C/W books and patterns for inspiration.

    —Marianne in TN on September 21, 2016
  • I love the turn of the century stuff! And the ’30’s – growing up in the prairie and knowing what my parents and their families went through in those tough times….it represents a very sentimental time, close to my heart!

    —Debbie Apesland on September 21, 2016
  • I’ve just recently starting collecting and using thirties fabrics. I love how "happy" they are.

    —Nancy in MN on September 21, 2016
  • It’s the feeling I get from the rich colors. The richly colored quilts make me feel warm and comforted. They look like they should feel soft and cozy.

    —Karen Prout on September 21, 2016
  • I like both, but I tend toward the rich, dark colors as in Indigo Snowballs.

    —Susan N. on September 21, 2016
  • I prefer the darker Colors. Perfect timing on the post about this book. I’m going up to her store with members of my quilting guild this fall.

    —Aileen Uribe on September 21, 2016
  • Rich and dark. Wonderful for cocoa and fabrics. 😉

    —Stephanie on September 21, 2016
  • I love the dark colors of vintage quilts, but my favorite is yellow, of any kind.

    —stephane woodward on September 21, 2016
  • Do I have to choose?? I love the dark rich colors but also the happiness found in 30’s and 40’s prints.
    I have quilts that I inherited from one grandmother that have some shared fabrics in the darker colors including red, navy, black. These have darker backgrounds. I have some other quilts from my mother and her mother, my other grandmother, that have light backgrounds and brighter colors. Love them all!! Holding family history in my hands is an amazing feeling.

    —Ruth Hurst on September 21, 2016
  • I like bright and sweet colors 🙂

    —hueisei on September 21, 2016
  • I actually favor both color ways. I probably have more of the civil war turn of the century fabrics in my stash, though.

    —Julia Stavran on September 21, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colours best. They are so unisex and go anywhere.

    —Linda Bullard on September 21, 2016
  • I am always drawn to 30’s quilts but I really like both. That Indigo quilt is wonderful!

    —Chris on September 21, 2016
  • I love them both.

    —Holly on September 21, 2016
  • I definitely like the rich dark colors best.

    —Joy P on September 21, 2016
  • I like the thirties, but even better were the forties!

    —Kathy on September 21, 2016
  • I have a few collected quilts and really love them. So I have tried dark colors and a few light colors. It is fun to goe either way and the family will have their own favorite in the dark and light. Just wrap that book and send it my way, please.

    Althea Klosterman on September 21, 2016
  • I’ve never been a huge fan of the 30’s colors. However, I love the turn of the century quilts. Turn of the 20th century, that is.

    —Jo R on September 21, 2016
  • I tend to buy the rich, dark colours, but I love the ’30’s look. There is a 30’s quilt in the collecting stage.

    —Wendy on September 21, 2016
  • I love the bubbly colours from the 30’s. I am anxious to repair and finish a quilt my grandmother started many years ago, (wish I had known her then)

    —ELIZAJANE on September 21, 2016
  • I’m hopeless as I love both but probably the rich colours win out most of the time. All vintage quilts have a special magic about them. I can’t wait to see the photos in this book – it sounds and looks amazing!

    —Joanne O'Hara on September 21, 2016
  • Actually, I love them all! Grandma always had turn of the century quilts on her beds and stacked for use on extremely cold nights were bright cheery quilts she made from left over fabrics from her aprons. I have some of her quilt squares and blocks that I made into a quilt for my Mom and Dad. Plenty left over for another quilt! Love them all!

    —Debbie on September 22, 2016
  • I like the 1930s prints. I remember my grandmother having many of those prints.

    —Debbie H on September 22, 2016
  • I love those rich colors of the Civil War era! This looks like a great book!

    —Diane on September 22, 2016
  • I love rich dark colours for my quilts, but one day I would love to make a 30’s colours quilt. Thanks!

    —Joanne on September 22, 2016
  • Thank you for the chance to win. I love the happy, bubbly colors of the 1930’s.

    —Joyce Carter on September 22, 2016
  • I like both depending on how they’re used

    —D E BENSON on September 22, 2016
  • Our quilts in Canada were often made from linen or wool pieces, plus some silks if one were rich enough! Cotton was harder to come by in the more remote areas, but clothing was saved, of course. I love most every vintage quilt I see – I feel as if I am touching the hands of those who went before us.

    Gail G on September 22, 2016
  • Too hard to decide…so many. I love all quilts!

    —Cynthia Fedak on September 22, 2016
  • I love the rich turn of the century colors but also have quite a stash of 30s reproductions.

    —Barbara Daniel on September 22, 2016
  • I’m a big fan of the rich, darker colors. I always gravitate toward them when fabric shopping in any genre. I have a small collection of ’30s repros which I am just now sewing up into a Card Tricks pattern quilt, and it’s quite lovely, but doesn’t give me the zing the richer colors do! This book is lovely – thx for the chance to win a copy.

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

    —Elizabeth Bolton on September 22, 2016
  • I really like the 30’s prints. My grandfather loved to tell me about all the different jobs he tried to pick up during the Great Depression, including hearse driver (through the blizzards!) and fruit picker (he and a school chum had a flat tire every day on the way to California). My favorite story was when he got a warning for speeding through town (Shakopee, MN) …. on his horse!

    —PJ Miller on September 22, 2016
  • I would have to say I love the rich dark colors of the turn-of-the-century. Maybe it is because I am old enough to have worn hand-me-down clothes made from those 30s fabrics.

    —Nancy N on September 22, 2016
  • I like both but I’m always drawn to the brighter "bubbly" colors! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    —Debby E on September 22, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colors. The quilts in the book look amazing and to think they did it all without the modern tools were use today.

    —Leah K on September 22, 2016
  • I like the happy, bubbly colors of quilts from the 1930s. The rich colors are nice but I still prefer the brighter colors.

    —Nicole Sender on September 22, 2016
  • I can’t choose between them because they both have their distinctive characteristics. The book looks equally amazing to me and I’m hear it calling my name.

    —Marthese on September 22, 2016
  • While I love all old quilts and the stories they tell, I am partial to the turn of the century colors. I love the sun faded, crease worn, dye eaten variations of the colors. One quilt tells many tales

    —Pj Cook on September 22, 2016
  • I was drawn to quilting because of the beauty of antique quilts where the quilter really didn’t have a lot of fabrics and had to improvise with the bits of cloth they did have. Right now I am loving the 30’s reproduction fabrics – they are so bright and happy. Sadly, where I live the stores do not carry a lot of reproduction fabrics, but of course part of the fun of making quilts is searching for the ‘perfect’ fabric.

    —Lynn Darcy on September 22, 2016
  • I prefer the rich dark colors of the turn of the century quilts. Quilts from the 30’s are lovely too, but while I love the adorable prints, I’ve never been a fan of the bubble gum colors.

    —Melissa E on September 22, 2016
  • Oh, the colors of the 30’s just reach out and grab me every time. There has never been a quilt done in 30’s fabric that I don’t ooh and aah over.

    —Janet Brown on September 22, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colors (in moderation!) but the happy colors are nice too!!!I have some old darker quilts that I inherited – they look very drab now that they have faded!

    —Ali on September 22, 2016
  • Oh… impossible to choose. I love them both!

    —Rosana S. C. Visintainer on September 22, 2016
  • I love the bright colors of the 30s and 40s

    —Ashley Pickrell on September 22, 2016
  • I love the Civil War fabrics but always touch the flannels when I stop at the store. Have been to JJ Stitches many times and love it.

    —Rita S on September 22, 2016
  • It really depends on where the quilt is going. I will say over the years I have went from mainly dark to now doing mainly bright and colourful!

    —Vicky on September 22, 2016
  • I like all colors but prefer rich, dark colors of turn-of-the-century quilts,

    —Nancy Hilderbrand on September 22, 2016
  • I love the colors of turn of the century quilts, I never tire of looking and enjoying those quilts. It is my passion.

    Teresa caldwell on September 22, 2016
  • I love the bubbly brights of the 30s and 40s better, but they are ALL good!

    —Kimberley C on September 22, 2016
  • I really like them both, but I’d probably choose the "bubbly" colors.

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on September 22, 2016
  • I’m kind of partial to the rich, dark colors of the turn-of-the-century quilts.

    —Teresa B on September 22, 2016
  • I like the rich dark colors of turn of the century quilts.

    —Judy on September 22, 2016
  • I like the brighter colors.

    —Virginia Over on September 22, 2016
  • I like the bright cheery colors of the 30’s quilts.

    —Sherril McGann on September 23, 2016
  • Looks like such a great book. I prefer the brighter colors.

    —Tamie on September 23, 2016
  • I love both!

    —Mary on September 23, 2016
  • Although I admire al vintage quilt, the 30’s really appeal to my style. I love their cheery colors like sunshine in fabric

    —Carol on September 23, 2016
  • They both have a place in my heart! The pattern makes the choice!

    —Carol K on September 23, 2016
  • I love the turn of the century colors. I have definitely added JJ Stitches to my bucket list!

    —Janice Joyner on September 23, 2016
  • I love them all. Quilts just say ‘love me’❣❣❣. I love books to look at and dream.

    —Peggy Wilson on September 23, 2016
  • What a wonderful way to rekindle our interest in the past. By relating the story behind the quilts with new fabrics for the traditional patterns, we are drawn closer to the history that’s attached.

    —Mary Smith on September 23, 2016
  • I like the 30’s colors but there are times when the darker ones suits my mood much better. Thanks for including me in this giveaway.

    —Mary Burn on September 23, 2016
  • I like rhe dark rich colors .. the book is on my wish list.

    —MaryLou on September 23, 2016
  • I have always loved the deep, rich color collections. I just love the Indigo Snowball quilt. So unique! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Barbara Reifsnider on September 23, 2016
  • I favor the dark rich colors of the turn of the century.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on September 23, 2016
  • I’m drawn to the darker colors.

    —Kathy Gant on September 23, 2016
  • Hi, I love the happy, bubbly quilts of these 30’s. But then again the rich colors of our ancestors seem so regal. I guess I am fickle. I love them both. 😊

    —Jan on September 23, 2016
  • I love dark colors but I recently made a quilt from my ’30s "stash" and it is so happy and colorful that I’m swaying to those shades – at least right now.

    —Nancy Eriksen on September 23, 2016
  • the turn of century dark quilts. I do make some 30’s quilts for baby charity quilts as they are brighter for infants

    —Nancy Magee on September 23, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark colors best. Autumn is my favorite season! Love the Indigo Snowballs quilt, as well as the Scrappy X Delights quilt shown here. Just beautiful!

    —Linda S. on September 23, 2016
  • I love both the darker, rich colors and the bright, happy colors. One side of my sewing room has the darker and the other side has the brighter, so I’m always ready for whatever the need!

    —Deborah Fields on September 23, 2016
  • Love the darker colors- I mean — just look at that indigo!

    —Katherine Schaffer on September 23, 2016
  • I love them both. The darker fabrics are so comforting, but it’s fun to work on a bright 30’s quilt for a change of pace.

    —Caryn Goulden on September 23, 2016
  • I lean to the quilts made with the shirting materials.

    —Shirley on September 23, 2016
  • Rich, dark colors of turn-of-the-century quilts!

    —Donna W on September 23, 2016
  • Love them both equally! There is a place for each, in my faves and in my decorating! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lill on September 23, 2016
  • I really love the dark rich colors. I think it is because I fell in love with quilts as a child ( I am now 74). But there is a place for the bright and cherry also. Right now I am working on a friendship quilt using the 30’s reproductions. I also have a red work UFO.

    —Nancy A on September 23, 2016
  • I love them both! I made 3 reproduction type (20’s & 30’s; 50’s; pre-1865) quilts and love the idea of quilting cables through the blocks! I am ready for a challenge.

    —Cherib on September 23, 2016
  • I like the rich, darker colors! I’m always drawn to those colors and quilts.

    —Gloria on September 23, 2016
  • Hi there,
    I do like both…but am always drawn to the happy, pretty 1930s style prints that were full of such optimism!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline

    —Jacqueline VH on September 23, 2016
  • I like the dark moody colours to work with, but in my home I prefer colour in bedroom quilts. I think its because we don’t get much in the way of sun for so many months of the year. So, we need colour, lots of colour.

    —Tarnia on September 23, 2016
  • I like both, but I tend to do more quilts in a dark pallet, unless it’s a gift for someone. This looks like an awesome book, thank you for the opportunity to possibly win one.

    —Renee Welton on September 23, 2016
  • Rich and dark….all the way…. 🙂 Those are the colors I ‘dream’ in. 🙂

    —Mary Colgan on September 23, 2016
  • I am really drawn to the darker colors of the late 1800s quilts especially star quilts.

    —Wendy on September 23, 2016
  • I just love the fabric from the 1930’s. They remind me of my grandmother’s quilts that my mom had on our beds! So bright and cheerful.

    —Laurie T. on September 23, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark colors of turn-of-the-century quilts. But a close second would be the happy, bubbly colors of quilts from the 1930s. I collect fabrics from both areas.

    —Darrell on September 23, 2016
  • I love the vintage look in quilts and especially love the dark, rich colors seen in turn of the century quilts. They are always my favorites when I see displays at shows and shops!
    Julie

    —Julie on September 23, 2016
  • My favorites are the bright, cheerful 1930s reproduction prints. Julie’s book looks quite inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    —JLouise on September 23, 2016
  • I love both. I am drawn to the dark colors but collect the 30’s prints. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on September 23, 2016
  • For me it depends on the style of quilting, not the colours. I do love two toned vintage quilts the most

    —Skye B on September 23, 2016
  • I’m a "dyed in the wool" Civil War girl! Haha. Not to say I don’t have tubs of 30’s, but love the richness of the darker hues.

    —Pam C on September 23, 2016
  • I love the quilts from the turn of the century and own a few. I am looking forward to buying Preserving History, and especially seeing Sugarloaf, maybe I will try making it. The entire books looks like something I will love. Thank you for offering a giveaway of it.

    —Glenna D. on September 23, 2016
  • I like them both, but since I tend to like the bubbly colors in my own work, I’ll vote for that.

    —Allison C on September 23, 2016
  • Liking both, I do prefer the dark,. rich colors. Having had a quilt of those colors stolen, that was made by my Grandmother, I have sentimental reasons atached to what I like.

    —Cindy on September 23, 2016
  • I like the happy bubbly colors of the 1930’s

    —Bridget on September 23, 2016
  • I love the happy bubbly colors from the 30’s my Mom was born in 1931 so that is part of the reason . Those colors to me just depict happiness and I love to be happy who doesn’t ?

    —Patty Bertrand on September 23, 2016
  • I like the rich and dark colors – and the quilts in this book look just fabulous!

    —Barb in Mi on September 23, 2016
  • Lately I find dark rich colors are drawing me. This book looks wonderful!

    —Kathleen T on September 23, 2016
  • To me, it’s all about the rich and dark colors -so warm and comforting!

    —terry hawkins on September 23, 2016
  • I like them both but right now I’m leaning more towards happy and bright colors.

    —Donna on September 23, 2016
  • Pretty sure that I’m a ’30’s girl…love those fun colors.

    Becky on September 23, 2016
  • I love the bright prints of the 1930’s quilts. I have a collection of several GFG blocks from the 30’s. when cleaning out my former mother-in-laws lake cabin, my husband and his sister found a box of hand sewn elongated GFG 30’s fabric blocks. I have been sewing muslin to them to hopefully finish the quilt one day. They mean he world o me as that is my favorite quilt pattern. patty B.

    —Patty Breteim on September 23, 2016
  • Love them both but am partial to the rich, dark colors of the turn-of-the-century quilts.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    —KarenJo on September 23, 2016
  • I love the rich dark colors of the turn of the century.

    —Linda Christianson on September 23, 2016
  • I really like the bright happy 30s fabrics

    —Anne on September 23, 2016
  • I prefer the dark colors the best although I have made quilts from both the civil war and 30’s fabrics.

    —Cindy Kahrs on September 23, 2016
  • The dark, rich colors have always been my quilting favorite; however, I also love super-bright happy colors! The 30’s fans always seemed too pastel and washed out to me, but
    I have started a collection of them for a simply lovely design that I have fallen in love with!i

    —Linda Towers on September 24, 2016
  • I love the rich, dark colors of turn-of-the-century quilts.

    —Debbie Hewitt on September 24, 2016
  • 30’s for sure!

    —Rosalie on September 24, 2016
  • I only used bright bold colors for years, I have now started
    Piecing quilts with Civil War colors, I have a little of the
    30’s fabrics, hoping that I will love it too, after working with
    Those fabrics.

    —Charlie on September 24, 2016
  • I am very interested in this book. I recently was cleaning closets and came upon quilts made by my grandmother. She was born in 1883 and married in 1907. My grandfather made for her the quilt frame that she used to make many a blue ribbon quilt. She cut, pieced and quilted by hand every winter in Indiana. She left a great legacy of quilts for me. In 1999 my daughter gave me as a birthday gift my first quilting class. I have loved every moment of quilting to give a legacy of love through my quilts to my family and those in need. Thank you for sharing this book with us.

    What a wonderful story Jeanne, thank you for sharing it – what precious finds in that closet, and what a precious daughter too! –Jenny

    —Jeanne on September 24, 2016
  • I love the colors of the 30’s quilts.

    —Jeanne on September 24, 2016
  • I really love the darker colors and contrast of the turn of the century quilts. I never thought I would pay much attention to antique quilts since today’s fabrics are so colorful and diverse, but after purchasing 2 antique quilts, one is about 100 years old and the other is 75 years old, I now am fascinated by "Preserving History"!!

    —Jade on September 24, 2016
  • All historic quilts fascinate me…really like the civil war quilts and their stories.

    —Marilyn on September 24, 2016
  • The colors of the 30’s make me happy!

    —Pearl on September 24, 2016
  • I like bright colors most of the time, and the 30s ones were the first I was drawn to.

    —madeline wallace on September 24, 2016
  • Of course colours from the 1930s! 🙂

    —Joanna on September 25, 2016
  • Dark colors for me!

    —Mary Lou on September 25, 2016
  • I enjoyed reading the article. Your quilts are beautiful. I have collected civil war fabrics because of the colors and combinations that seem to fit together. I have started several quilts using those fabrics, but have not completed one. (smile) I am now learning more about the fabrics of the 30s and purchasing more of those colors. I do not have a favorite color, as I love all of the colors. I would like to someday piece a quilt with a mixture of unusual combinations of colors.

    —Barbara Ann Moore on September 25, 2016
  • I like the dark reproduction colors of the civil war era.

    —Marie on September 25, 2016
  • I like the richness of the deeper colors. But I also like the cheerfulness of the 30’s colors. And I love Julie’s store. It’s always been my favorite. The antique quilts on display are such great inspiration.

    —Jan W. on September 25, 2016
  • I love the darker prints and I would love to win this exciting book. I have been to your shop many times and it is always an inspiration. The displays in your shop are beautiful and it is fun to wander thru the fabric.

    —Bonnie E on September 25, 2016
  • I love the darker colors for my quilts but I do have several quilts from the 30’s …….I too love to deconstruct blocks and make them. Thanks to all the years of adult education classes with Sharyn Craig, I can pretty much figure out any block.

    —Sandra Pierson on September 26, 2016
  • I like dark bright colors best.

    —Judy B on September 26, 2016
  • I love double pinks!! Pink goes with everything :0) Turn of the century colors for me!

    —Janet on September 26, 2016
  • Wow! I can’t imagine owning so many vintage quilts and being able to use them. Good for you! I love vintage designs and I do have a few vintage quilts and quilt tops that I have rescued. I have a mental list of vintage patterns I want to make myself.

    —Donna H. on September 26, 2016
  • I love the happy, bubbly colors of quilts from the 1930s!

    —Amy on September 28, 2016

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