Monday, August 24, 2015

And They’re Here!

Along with re-vamping my website, I am planning on adding more variety to my offerings of books, notions and tools!

I’ve looked long and hard for titles that I thought would go along well with not only MY personal interests, but with my readership in general.

I know you are a group of fabulous Quilty-folk who LOVE color.

You LOVE the satisfaction of making something wonderful from what you already have on hand.

You love quick piecing, fast finishes, and something that holds your interest over time so you don’t get bored with the construction process.

I know you like you know me!  We are all in this scrappy mess together!

So let me introduce you to the four new titles in the Quiltville Store.


You will find these items by CLICKING this button on the page!

I’ve added the NEW category so it is easy to check what we’ve added, but you can also find these books under the books category as well.


The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color
by Becky Goldsmith

I am very happy that I can honestly and truly call Becky a “real-life” friend, and there have been instances when I have called her on the phone or visa versa asking questions about this that or the other.  This woman KNOWS what she is talking about! 

Did you know that the biggest struggle for quilters of all types is color selection?
Let Becky show you how color works!
Unlock the secrets to winning color combinations from best-selling author Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake Designs. Learn how every quilt has a foreground and a background, how to use clear versus gray colors - plus other essentials that will shake up your design process.
Be the boss and take CHARGE of your color!

Quilters of all skill levels will appreciate Becky's practical, easy-to-understand advice on neutrals, value, and contrast. Put your new-found knowledge to the test with 10 pieced and appliqued projects designed to focus on specific aspects of color. With visual examples used to explain all color topics, this go-to guide will give you an edge when it comes to quilt design. 111 pages.
For those who love small blocks, cute pieces and all things reminiscently vintage:

Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt!
I’ve followed Lori for years, amazed at everything she does with decorating her cute cute cottage to painting furniture and anything that stands still with milk paint!  She has an eye for sweetness and I adore her new book Farm Girl Vintage!
This is a lovely spiral bound book!
Barns and Tractors, Oh My!
Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet includes complete instructions for 45 sampler blocks in two sizes (6in and 12in), three farm blocks and a bumper crop of projects!

The fourteen projects include ten quilts, two table runners, a table topper and a potholder. There are over 130 pages of full color instructions, beautiful photos.
A small-block lover’s dream!

This beautiful book is spiral bound, ready to lay flat for easy reading and sewing!
But what about those Jelly Rolls and Pre-cuts??
It’s Time to SMASH your PRECUT STASH!
Have you ever bought the perfect stack of fat quarters, only to see that same bundle decorating your shelf two years later?

Give stashed fabrics new life with 13 quilt patterns to make the most of your precut collection!

Kate Carlson Colleran and Elizabeth Veit Balderrama, both of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, show you the basics of how to quilt from your stash, with a special focus on color, print, and scale.


More than a dozen vibrant and versatile quilt patterns are tailored to precut fabric strips, squares, and fat quarters.

Learn how to add additional yardage, mix and match different fabric lines, and design a stunning quilt from fabric you already have on hand.


One of my favorites!  Sassy 16!

• 13 fresh patterns to use your stash of precut squares, strips, and fat quarters


• Options galore! Alternate color ways and precut choices, such as using 3 fat quarters, 11 precut strips, or 42 charm squares


Dance Party!

• Tips for resizing quilts with multiple borders or border blocks

And I’ve saved the best for last –the Ultimate guide to ALL THINGS QUILTING!


With Alex Anderson!

Another gal I’ve come to revere and respect, not to mention laugh and chat with!  If there is a technique found in quilting, Alex has mastered it, and she will show you how in this 175 page volume with full color photographs on every page!


It’s a complete quilt-making course in a book!
With more than one million books sold, the author who taught the world to quilt is back again! Internet and television personality Alex Anderson’s “big book” of quilting includes indispensible, straightforward advice—essential tools, binding basics, and easy-to-understand piecing and appliqué. Become a master of hand and machine quilting,
And finish with professional touches that will turn you into a confident, lifelong quilter. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, this must-have compendium will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!
Check out this index!
Lessons on fabrics, color theory, rotary cutting, piecing, applique, paper foundation piecing, settings, borders, hanging sleeves, labels, and more Must-read tips for quilters of all skills levels.

More Index!  So many lessons!
This book is a must have for any quilter – but I’ve especially got my eye on it for the beginner quilters in my life because the lessons are presented so well that I really could not show them any better.  It’s a must-have for EVERY quilting library!
I have priced all of these titles below retail in my Quiltville Store. 
Shipping is free within the USA on orders of $75.00 or more.
Digital patterns also apply toward your $75.00 total, so take good advantage of that!
This has been my afternoon after returning form the cabin.  Orders went out, new inventory was added, and my website updated.
I think I need a nap!
Have a great evening, everyone!

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  1. saw becky goldsmith on the quilt show with alex anderson....the book looks very interesting...great show too...go to piece o cake website, not sure if the episode is still free or not...

  2. I've been a Lori Holt fan for a while. My cousin is one of her SEW Buddies. They live in the same town in Utah. Overload of Talent in that lady!!! Have you seen her MASH-Up blocks she is doing with her MiniRetreats? Like I said, I'm a FAN. I love 30's prints and hers fit right in with them. I watched Alex on PBS way back when I lived on the family Farm. She is a great Teacher too. You are the one I credit with going totally SCRAPPY though! Thanks for getting me out of the matchy-matchy box. Thanks for bringing more to your Website.

  3. Great additions to your shop!

    I took classes from Alex Anderson back when she was just starting in TV - like early 90's! She is a really great teacher and a nice person (like Bonnie!)

  4. A dear friend Kelley Davis that passed away last week had a funny story to tell about Alex Anderson. In the early 90's Kelley was new to quilting. She loved going to Houston and taking classes. One of those she signed up for was Alex Anderson. When she got to the class she was totally surprised to discover that Alex was not a guy. Kelley was my quilting, and traveling friend for almost 3 decades and I will really miss her.

  5. Becky just appeared on the Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky Tims! Lots of good information and examples from the book. I got when first came out and it's a terrific addition to any quilt library! How nice of you Bonnie to support others in the industry we all love.

  6. Anonymous7:09 AM EDT

    Hello Bonnie: I would love to be the winner of any one of these books. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Joyce Frazier


  7. petersonmarye@gmail.com looks like you're doing some fall cleaning. you're moving things around, adding some new interest (eye candy), and dusting things off. thanks for your creative guidance and inspiration, this is where i like to start my day.


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