Wish List Day! Kansas, turnabouts, and a Civil War love story (+giveaway!)

Welcome back to Wish List Day—we’re excited to introduce you to Martingale’s May 2019 new releases with today’s special sneak peek! Keep track of your favorite new books by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book of the month at the end of this post!

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Prairie LifeKansas Troubles Quilters
Prairie Life

Patchwork Quilts, Runners & More
Lynne Boster Hagmeier

Make quick quilts and love them lots—that’s living the prairie life! Lynne’s Layered Patchwork method eliminates many of the pitfalls of traditional piecing, including tricky points, mismatched seams, and bulky seam allowances. The simple technique—cutting shapes and topstitching them to a base fabric—helps you get to the finish line fast. Projects hold up wonderfully, wash after wash! With these gorgeous quilt, runner, and pillow designs, you can infuse home and hearth with the prairie-life look. Sew projects two ways—some are made with Layered Patchwork and some with traditional piecing.

From Prairie Life

DID YOU KNOW? Lynne was a social worker in her first life! Together Lynne and her husband Robert run Kansas Troubles Quilt Shop in Bennington, Kansas. Downtime is spent relaxing with their six kids and nine grandkids. Visit Lynne’s website: KTQuilts.com.

Tabletop TurnaboutsTabletop Turnabouts
2-for-1 Small Quilts for Your Home
Jan Patek

“Turnabouts” are darling little quilts that do double duty. Drape them over items to see two delightfully different sides! One end of each 12″ x 24″ quilt shows off a single block, while the opposite end features a four-block arrangement. Simply turn the quilts this way or that to suit the scene. Jan’s charming quilts feature a happy blend of seasonal and everyday motifs to display. And the appliqué? Jan’s carefree folk-art style embraces imperfection, inviting you to just have fun—on the double!

From Tabletop Turnabouts

DID YOU KNOW? Jan’s been designing primitive folk-art quilts for more than 25 years. She also designs fabric for Moda Fabrics and she hosts her own Youtube channel focused on needle-turn appliqué tutorials. What a busy lady! Visit Jan’s blog at JanPatek.blogspot.com.

Quilts of Love and ValorQuilts of Love and Valor
Reproduction Quilts and an Authentic Civil War Love Story
Becky A. Wright

Inspired by the touching real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner, a husband and wife separated by the Civil War, quilter Becky A. Wright has designed quilts to pair with the captivating stories the couple shared. Life on the battlefield, struggles on the home front, and love maintained through nearly four years of separation are captured in 11 antique-style designs. Authentic excerpts from Jacob and Emeline’s letters shed light on the inspiration behind each quilt and give you a taste of what life was like for everyday people during the Civil War.

From Quilts of Love and Valor

DID YOU KNOW? Becky A. Wright learned to sew at age four from her grandmother, using scraps to make doll clothes by hand. She’s given presentations on textiles and quilts of the Civil War in her home state of Iowa, throughout the Midwest, and as far away as Maine and Florida. Visit Becky’s blog: TheCivilWarQuilter.blogspot.com.

Which new book above would make your May marvelous? Name it in the comments and you could win it when the book is released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

And by the way . . . April books are available NOW!

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