Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Denyse Schmidt Book Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday to you!  How bouts a giveaway?

Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration

Hurray, it's Denyse Schmidt's new book! The good folks at Freespirit sent a copy for me and a copy for you, so here's your chance to win this newly released hardcover. Ooooooooh! Aaaah!

But first, a little tour.

 soooo many quilts!

Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration is seriously all about quilts.  Check out the table of contents.  Yep, quilters take note.

some simpler quilts

The quilts showcased range from a few simple versions appropriate for new quilters, like these two above...

Tobacco Leaf quilt

to some pretty complex creations. Though, a lot of the complex quilts are created via applique, which is a great shortcut when working with tricky, curved shapes.  This quilt, which carries both the names Tobacco Leaf and Pickle Dish, is a challenge that appeals to me.  I've seen some really pretty renditions, but didn't think it was something I would want to do until I realized Denyse is showing it as an applique quilt.  Seems like that approach would really simplify things.

 Courthouse Steps quilts

Denyse introduces each of the 20 quilts with a fascinating discussion of its historical roots and development over time.  Ok, my husband would crack up at that statement, but I truly did find each intro fascinating.  Pinky swear.

Ocean Waves quilt

For the most part, Denyse sticks to a muted, reserved palette that doesn't really call out to my color-loving soul.  But here and there she adds interesting flashes of color like these errant red and blue half square triangles on her Ocean Waves quilt. 

Denyse's studio

Besides the quilts, there is a very comprehensive section on quilt-making basics and beyond-basics.  It's one of the better ones I've seen and makes a lot of sense for a book dedicated to quilt patterns.  Denyse Schmidt fans will also enjoy the lengthy book introduction, where Denyse shares personally about her quilting on pages adorned with photos of her studio - so Pretty!

Giveaway!  Enter to win your very own copy by adding a comment to this post by Friday afternoon, eastern time.   Good luck!

*****Comments Closed*****

Our winner is Jill of Lancaster, PA.  We'll get that book right out to you.  Enjoy!

404 comments:

  1. This book looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I get to participate in a workshop she's leading next month--really looking forward to it!

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  3. looks like a great read! thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. so THAT'S how she does those great quilts! I'd love to have a copy of this book :)

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  5. I really love to read the history of things so I'm intrigued and would be delighted to win! Thanks for the chance :)

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  6. a good book is the best inspiration for someone new to the quilting world!

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  7. I would love to win a copy of this book! it's on my amazon wishlist!

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  8. Looks fantastic! Thank you.

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  9. It looks like a great book to have!

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  10. Este livro deveria estar em todas as estantes,inclusive na minha.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  11. I would love to win this book! Just in case I don't I'm adding it to my wish list.

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  12. I love all of the Denyse Schmidt fabrics and would love a chance to win a copy of her book!

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  13. Ohhh thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book by my favourite fabric and quilt designer. Denyse Schmidt made me fell in love with quilting!

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  14. I loved Denyse's first book! I'm positive I'd love this one, too!

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  15. This is on my Amazon Wishlist I'd love to have it!! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. oooh, would love to have this! amazing giveaway!

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  17. This looks like fun, I'd love to win a copy!

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  18. what a great giveaway! would love to win this book!

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  19. This seems like a great tour through quilt making skills! It's just what I need.

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  20. Must have!! I'm so happy it's available as a hardcover.

    twicethesky-at-gmail

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  21. What a great giveaway! Count me in!

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  22. Hi - I agree with your color comment Rachel, but there are definitely some patterns that peak my interest!

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  23. Love Denyse Schmidt fabrics, so I'm really curious to see what her book would be like. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. This is great. Someday I hope to make a quilt with that much details in the stitching!! Thanks!

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  25. I love the two color quilts! Beautiful!

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  26. Beautiful book! Thanks for sharing!!

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  27. Looks beautiful, would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  28. Oh, that book looks lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  30. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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  31. Well, i have to agree, it does not speak the beautiful "color" that I am usually so attracted to in modern quilt making, but her quilts are beautifully graphic, and appeal in their own way! Thanks for the chance, and happy day for a giveaway!

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  32. Wow, what a neat book! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  33. I'd love to get my hands on this book!

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  34. This looks like a great book, thanks for sharing it with us Rachel!

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  35. there's something that's really appealing to me right now about the colors used in the Courthouse Steps and Ocean Waves quilts. perhaps it's because I've been using bright, spring- and summery colors in my own work lately. perhaps it also has something to do with "my" own quilting heritage in Lancaster, PA...

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  36. Thank you for a chance to win the book. Fingers are crossed.

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  37. pretty quilts! thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I love Denyse Schmidt's quilts,and what a wonderful thing to have her book. thanks for this giveaway. bredf331@comcast.net

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  39. Looks like another winner! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  40. Denise is the best! Such creativity. Thanks for the giveaway.
    k3ll3yb0b at gmail dot com

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  41. Oh wow! I bet a lot of those quilts would look great in bright flashy colors :) Thanks for the give away.

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  42. Oooh, I'd love to win Denyse's book! I'm taking a workshop with her next month - I can't wait! Thanks so much!

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  43. I had a "look inside" on Amazon and I would love to win this book. I especially liked the string star quilt.

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  44. I'd love to get a closer look at this!

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  45. I would love to check out this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  46. Loving the pics from this book. Looks like it will be a good one for sure.

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  47. Wow this would make awesome eye candy and possibly wonderful quilt making! thanks for the chance to win

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  48. I would love a chance at this book. Great review by the way. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. Ok I'll admit that Denyse is the only fabric designer who's fabric I hoard...

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  50. I've been wanting to study this book, so thanks for the chance to win one.

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway! Denyse is such a genius!

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  52. I'm getting far too big a list of awesome quilting books that I want to get, adding this to it! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  53. This book looks like so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. Love Denyse Schmidt! She is the one who inspired me to quilt again!

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  55. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. It's on my Amazon wish list as well. And thanks for the review.

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  56. Here books are wonderful. Thanks for the intro to it and the opportunity to win it. erincode-at-metzlers-dot-org

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Denyse's stuff, and always enjoy reading your blog!
    Patrick

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  58. looks like a great book ayuckenberg at gmail

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  59. So excited about your class, this book would be the icing on the cake! :D

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  60. Oh must book to have. Looks great inside Love the solids on the cover

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  61. Exciting. It looks likes a fabulous book!

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  62. how lovely! looks like a great book, thanks for the chance!

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  63. Looks beautiful book, thank you for sharing!
    nerospostatgmaildotcom

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  64. You'd think we'd get tired of seeing Denyse's work, but I just can't. get. enough. of it!!! Thanks for the giveaway, I can't wait to check it out!

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  65. Tobacco leaf--I love it! I'm born and raised in southern Maryland and our county fair pageant has "Queen Nicotina." No joke! I was first runner-up in high school.

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  66. Great giveaway! I would love to win. :)

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  67. This looks like an inspirational book. Thanks for the chance!

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  68. Winning this would make my entire month! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  69. This looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    megromeo@gmail.com

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  70. What an amazing book. Thank you for the chance to win such a fantastic prize!

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  71. This book looks interesting. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. I would love to win a copy!!!
    Thanks!

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  73. This book looks great! I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

    rachaelclayson at gmail

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  74. Oh this looks awesome - I love quilting and Denyse! Thanks for the chance!

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  75. Looks great! I think I can learn a lot from this one. Thank-you

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  76. I would love to win. So much to learn in the quilting world.

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  77. What a fabulous book. There have some many new and amazing quilt books popping up lately!

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  78. I think her pickle dish/tobacco one also looks like a shark mouth! Now I have theme song to Jaws in my head.

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  79. beautiful book! count me in

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  80. I love her patterns--so simple, but different. Looks like the book is similar--a must have (fingers crossed) for me! :)

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  81. Can't wait to see her new book!

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  82. I'd love to win such a beautiful book!

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  83. Looks like a great book - would love to win it!

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  84. what a great give-away!

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  85. What a great book to add to my quilting library. Please include me, thank you!

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  86. thanks. I love Denyse's fabric and quilts. Kathie L in Allentown

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  87. Books. I love books. I need quilting books. This looks like a wonderful quilting book for a newbie like me.
    Lindsey

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  89. This looks like a book I would love to read cover to cover.

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  90. I would love to own Denyse's book! If I dont win it, I will surely be buying it. I have been hoarding DS fabrics and I think it is time that I busted out. Thanks for the chance.

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  91. I saw this one in Barnes and Noble and thought of buying it. How much better would it be if I won it?!

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  92. The more I see from Denyse, I am more and more in awe of her and her talent! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. Ivana
    This one looks really good, thank you for the chanceto win!
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  94. Great giveaway!

    knspears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. This looks so good; I'd love to win. That red and white Q is amazing.

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  96. Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks!

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  97. Denyse Schmidt is so inspiring! I would love to win a copy of her latest book. Thanks, Rachel!

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  98. This book looks fantastic. I'd love to win.

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  99. Denyse's quilts are so inspirational both in terms of color and design. I love the image on the front of the book. It's simple but so lovely. Thanks for the chance!

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  100. I have this one on my "must reads" list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  101. Oh I've had my eye on this one!!!

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  102. Looks like a nice book - I'd love to win it. Thanks for the chance! ;)

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  103. I have been waiting for this book to be released for so long!

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  104. Oh the book looks super and has been on my Amazon wish list for a long time waiting for release! Thanks for the chance x

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  105. Denyse Schmidt is wonderfully inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. Thank you for showing this book! I've seen so far only 2 or 3 photos and now I know I have to own this book...

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  107. Oh my goodness! Thanks so much for posting this. I hadn't realized she had a book coming out and it looks really fascinating!

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  108. I go on her website occasionally. I even ordered a scrap pack.

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  109. This book looks like so much fun! Count me in!

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  110. I LOVE the orange peel quilt -- it would be perfect for my dad! Count me in!

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  111. I'm not a quilter yet but I might give it a try. Looks great!

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  112. What a fabulous book! How to choose which one to make first?

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  113. please please please pick me...would love to win this book...thanks to denyse and thanks to you....xoxox

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  114. this book looks wonderful! i love denise. :)

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  115. This looks like a fabulous book - inspiration on every page!

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  116. Wow that book looks like it has a TON of inspiration!

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  117. looks like a good book to have.

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  118. What a great giveaway. This book in on my book list.

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  119. I would love to win this book! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  120. This book looks amazing - although everyone has already said that. I would love to win! :D

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  121. I've had this book on my wishlist. I would love to own a copy!

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  122. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  123. ok, i just went to amazon today and was looking at her book. it looks great!!! hope I win one!!

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  124. Looks like a really nice and useful book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  126. This book looks neat! I especially like the quilt history idea.

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  127. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

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  128. I love Denyse Schmidt. The first bed quilt I made was from her other book.

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  129. The book looks awesome! I love the red and white quilt pictured above!

    Kari dot stewart at me dot com

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  130. This is sitting in my Amazon wish list, so I'll likely buy it if I'm not lucky enough to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  131. LOOKS SO NEAT!
    THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  132. I have loved Denyse Schmidt for years now! Can't wait to get my hands on this book. Better put it on my birthday list!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  133. Thank you for the marvelous give-away - with DS considered the founder of the Contemporary quilt movement, her book would be just too inspiring !

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  134. Denyse Schmidt's first book was my very first introduction into modern quilts (and quilt making in general, I suppose), and I've been in love ever since. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. The book looks amazing. I love the quilts pictured. I would love to try them. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway, and good luck to all.

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  136. Beautiful quilt book! I love what DS has done here! Will be adding it to my book list! Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  137. Thanks for the chance to win. It looks like a
    Great book.

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  138. I really like and would make the quilt in the picture which is red and white

    thanks

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  139. This book is at the top of my list! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. Oh my, I would love to win this book! Thanks.

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  141. Would love love a copy of this book! Thanks!

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  142. Great offer of this lovely book.. thanks.... looks like lots of inspiration in there....
    Hugz

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  143. I'm not sure why I haven't bought this book yet - thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. wow look as a nice book thank's for the giveaway

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  145. Thanks for the chance to win what looks like an amazing book!

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  146. looks like an interesting resource. thanks for the chance!

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  147. I'd love to win! I've had this book on my Amazon wish list for quite some time now :)

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  148. I would love to win this great book! Thanks!

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  149. This is one of those inspirational and aspirational books...I would just love it!

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  150. O man, Denyse Schmidt is my kryptonite. I love pretty much everything she does. I would probably follow her into traffic. Haha. Yay book giveaways!

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  151. Ooooh.......aaaaah is right! Count me in.

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  152. Great looking book, thanks Rachel

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  153. I love the inspiration from this book and would love to see it in person!

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  154. looks wonderful! thanks for the chance to win a copy....

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  155. Looks like a great book!

    kmyapuncich@gmail.com

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  156. looks like a fun book! thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. This book looks great - my fingers are crossed! junie.none@gmail.com

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  158. I've been eyeing this book - would love to add it to my library! Thanks!

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  159. I would so very much like to win a copy of this book. Denyse Schmidt is a quilting star with her pattern books and fabric designs. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  160. Looks like a great learning book. Thanks for the chance!

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  161. Oh! Owning a book like that would make me a happy quilter!

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  162. I've been wondering about her new book! Sure would like a copy!

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  163. Ooooooh, YES, I would love to win this book! Love your blog!

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  164. I'd love to get my hands on this book! mudhens1[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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  165. What an inspiring book. Thanks for the give away.

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  166. would love to win this book - thanks for the chance

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  167. Thank you for a chance to win this book! It's currently sitting in my shopping cart on Amazon.com.

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  168. Thanks for the chance to win! I love her fabric - the book will be great!

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  169. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win the book. The ocean waves quilt is awesome -- but what a LOT of HST's!

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  170. This looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance!

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  171. The book looks wonderful!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  172. Ohh! I want this book! Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel!
    fooshe1@yahoo.com

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  173. This book looks fantastic. I can't wait to have it on my shelf. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  174. Oh that IS one nice book! Thank you for the giveaway! Crossing fingers and toes!

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  175. This book will keep be busy sewing for months, no years!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  176. Yep, pretty darn sure I would enjoy this book!!

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  177. OMG! I would love to win a copy of this beautful book. Thank you so much for the generous give away.

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  178. I want to win this amazing book! Thanks :)

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  179. What a great book!! Would love to have this! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  180. This book looks amazing! I love Denyse and everything she does! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  181. This book is a must for any quilter! And we've just seen a bit....can't wait to see the book!

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