New Books From Martingale Showcased At Fall Quilt Market – And A Giveaway!

Congratulations to Quilts, Inc. for hosting the 35th year of Quilt Market. They do a fantastic job hosting this trade show, twice a year, for those in the business to meet, promote new products, buy new items for their stores, take professional classes, network and have fun.
We quilters around the world now eagerly away to see new fabrics, books, patterns, tools and other notions soon appear in our favorite quilt shops in the months to come, so we can create #quiltygoodness.
Today, SewCalGal wants to share insights on some of the inspirational new quilting books that were showcased by Martingale at Fall Quilt Market.  Some of these books may already be available in your favorite quilt shops, but several will be available in the next month or so. Either way, if you don’t find them in your favorite shop, let your shop owner (buyer) know you would like to see them carry these books in their shop.

While all of these books are packed full of inspirational projects with easy to follow instructions and great visuals, today I want to share insights on Urban and Amish: Classic Quilts and Modern Updates, by Myra Harder.

Urban and Amish is a refreshing new book that incorporates traditional classic Amish designs and fabrics with modern prints and twists, creating interesting designs.

Myra lives in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada. She has worked in the quilting and textile industry for the past two decades.  Her family ties can be traced back nine generations to fabric merchants in Prussia.

Her quilt designs have been featured in numerous publications, and she has coauthored several popular Martingale books.  She is also the author of Nap and Nod, which is one of my favorite quilting books for creating quilts for babies and toddlers.

There are 16 projects in this book, which include traditional and modern designs.  All have easy to follow instructions and great visuals.

You can create a quilt with an Amish look, or a quilt with a more modern flair.

You can use solids, or various prints.

Projects range in size from 51 1/2″ x 51 1/2″ to 86 1/2″ x 110 1/2″.

Myra has a talent for color and design that can help you create quilts that can become heirlooms with an Amish yet modern perspective.

And, SewCalGal anticipates that many award winning quilts, in various quilt shows, will be made from designs found in this book.

Be TRADITIONAL.  Go MODERN.  Enjoy the best of both!

Did I mention a Giveaway?

Followers of SewCalGal can enter to win a copy of Urban and Amish, by Myra Harder, by using the rafflecopter form below.

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This giveaway is open to followers that live in the US.  SewCalGal will use the random number generator within the rafflecopter tool to select a winner on Friday, November 28th.  This post will be updated once the winner has been selected and an email will be sent to the lucky winner.


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