Friday, May 8, 2009

The Baby Quilts Book

That's what I called it for the longest time. So, I was really happy when I found out that the official title of the book was going to be Quilts,Baby! . I didn't have to work too hard to learn a completely different name.


I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was excited to have a couple designs in this book, but at that point I hadn't received my contributor's copy. Now that I have an actual copy of the book, have read (and reread) the text and oohed and aahed over the quilts, I am even more thrilled to have been included. Along with a spectrum of fun, and contemporary quilts, there's a an extensive techniques section that, I think, makes these projects very doable for sewers from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Also, there's a bunch of cute little extras that enhance the essential charm of the book.
Extras like this:


Rather than have a traditional picture of each of the designers, the author, Linda Kopp, had each contributor send a baby picture to be included along with their design. It's just a little thing, but I enjoyed flipping through the pages and looking at everyone's baby picture. It made for a sweet experience. I also loved the excerpts from questionairres the designers filled out. I'm familiar with the work of quite a few of these women through flickr and the blogosphere and it was fun to hear more about them.
I think it's a fresh look at baby quilts and I'm proud to be included. I'm also giving away a copy of the book. The nice folks at Lark Books (the publisher) are offering a free copy of the book to one of my blog readers. That's you! All you have to do is leave a comment and I'll put your name in the drawing for the book. I'll take comments through Sunday at 8:00pm CST and announce the winner as part of Mini Quilt Monday.
Good luck and have a terrific weekend!

135 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh fun! The book sounds really cute with how it's laid out - so I would love to win a copy!

Sarah said...

look at those cute baby cheeks! i would love to win a copy of the book, always loving quilty inspiration!

Hannah said...

Beautiful!

ArtShades said...

It sounds lovely. I never managed to make a quilt for my twin sons so I'd love to make one for my god daughter!

suequilts said...

Wow, all the books and article and stuff you're doing lately. You go girl! I love the simple design of the cover of the book too.

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous!

Marissa said...

This book looks so fun, I would love to win a copy! Thanks for sharing.

Pikku- Kettu said...

The book looks wonderful! :)

Lori said...

I've been lurking for a while now... Is it okay to delurk and say I love your work and I would love a copy?

(I do... both love your work and would love a copy!)

Emily said...

I would love a copy of the book, I'm at the age now where my friends are starting to have babies and I enjoy being able to make them quilts. The book looks like it would provide some great inspiration!

Connie said...

Congrats on being included in the book, it sounds wonderful.

epban said...

I paged through the book a few weeks ago and loved all the projects! Count me in please!

Karen said...

oooh! the book looks awesome! I'm very much in need of some fresh baby quilt inspiration!

mjb said...

I am excited to see a copy of this!

Anita said...

Woohoo! I haven't had a chance to look through the book, but from what I've seen around the net, it looks awesome! Love the baby picture.

Steph said...

Congratulations on contributing to the book! You're someone to look up to for fiber art students like myself. :)

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Congrats to you! I just saw a copy at the bookstore yesterday. Would love a copy.

yahaira said...

that book looks so freaking cute
I can't wait to see it at the bookstore

Melissa said...

This would be so helpful since I have so many pregnant friends! :)

Bri said...

I'd love to win a copy!!

PrairiePeasant said...

Congratulations! Haven't seen the book here yet--would love a copy!

JulieFrick said...

Of course I'd LOVE to be included in the drawing! I've been watching your Flickr stream closely since you posted those shots. Absolutely fantastic projects!

bedelia said...

oh looks like I could get ideas for my upcoming 3rd baby.

mary said...

You are adorable! Your picture looks so antique--but you look so young! :-)

Would love a copy of the book.

Trina said...

The book looks fantastic! Winning a copy would pretty much make my year.

Amy said...

This book looks absolutely gorgeous and I'm dying to see what projects you have included, because your creations are always so gorgeous! Pick me! Pick me!! ;)

Chveya said...

Cute baby picture, and I love that the quilts for the book aren't the typical pastells. That book would be lovely inspiration and guidance for me to finish my baby's quilt before she turns 1!

Ashley said...

Love the book - I only had a chance to briefly look through it at the bookstore, but would love a copy! Thanks for the chance!

Funky Kim said...

I'd love that book for my sewing room bookshelf! Woot!

Han said...

I have to agree the cover of the book is absolutely gorgeous - very now! I shall certainly look out for it in my local store.

Kris said...

congrats on the book and I love your work so I would definitely love to win a copy

Amy said...

What a great title. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.

Christina said...

I've had the book favorited on Amazon since before it's release, but haven't got a copy for myself yet. It's so fun to see some of my favorite blog authros as contributors to the book. Congrats on your contribution.

Rachael said...

Sounds like a great book! Please include me!

Sadie said...

I'm just getting started quilting and have loads of nieces, nephews and godchildren who would love a quilt!

Eliza said...

This sounds like a great book! Congratulations on being included!

Claire Lander said...

This looks like a fantistic book. Congratulations. Would LOVE to have it to make quilts for my grand babies. Thanks.

Liz said...

Just getting started quilting AND I have my first baby on the way!! What a wonderful coincidence. :)

sugarcreekstuff said...

What a sweet book. I have no babies anymore, mine is turning 13 but I would still like to be in the drawing.

Robyn said...

Looks like a great book! It'll be nice to see something different out there for baby quilts...

Isa said...

Ohh, I would LOVE to win a copy of this book. The projects in it looks really exciting.

Andrea said...

What a cute book! I would love a copy for some inspiration this Spring (Baby Season!).

Kristin L said...

I've been seeing peeks of the book on the blogs and it looks wonderful. It's so nice to see a fresh and different take on baby quilts. :-) Oh, and congratulations to you for being part of it.

Cindra said...

The book looks wonderful. Hope I win the copy

Radha said...

Wow! Congrats on having your ideas published.

Would love to get a copy!

Thanks,
Radha

rebecca said...

what a fun looking book! congrats on getting included in the book.

kelly mae said...

oh...i love to make baby quilts! please add me to the drawing.

4todds said...

The book looks great and will surely be a great seller. So happy for you and your success. Also enjoyed seing your studio space in Studios magazine this month. I would love to win a copy of Quilts Baby!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations! I make baby quilts a lot and would love some new perspective!

K said...

Oh it looks great! And I want one... ^_^

Casey said...

great! I'd love to get my hands on a copy :)

gwensmom said...

Your baby pic is adorable! And I have been wanting this book, so put my name in.

Megan said...

Oh, man! I have so many baby quilts to make. This would be heavenly. And I *love* the idea to put in the baby pics of contributors. So sweet!

Tracy said...

I'd be over the moon to win this. Congrats on being a contributor.

Frogdancer said...

The baby pics... excellent idea.
Congratulations. It must be lovely to see your creations in a book.

Erin Andrews said...

Congratulations! It looks like a terrific book. I love all of your work. You inspire me!

junglewife said...

What a fun-looking book! I'd LOVE to win it!

Mushyhed said...

Congratulations on being included in the book. I'd love to win a copy!!

the Campfollower said...

YAY you! There are some really wonderful designers in this book. I have been admiring it over on Amazon.

Lily Boot said...

Just the cover is tantalising! So simple and different - and I have a new niece or nephew arriving in the first week on November so some fresh ideas would be perfect! Well done on having your work included - how very lovely. :-)

Annalee said...

Awesome!

Sidney said...

My first grandchild is on the way! I would love a copy of the book for inspiration.

Deb said...

I have a 2 month old baby girl named Silvie and I would love to make her some modern baby quilts.

Kris said...

What a lovely book! You have every right to be proud of your association with it! Have a great weekend.

debkolart said...

Congratulations! I am a fan of your art quilts and fabric, and a lurker/reader of your blog. Thanks for this chance to win the charming book, and the opportunity to finally say hello.

Jennifer said...

It looks like a lovely book indeed. If it's half as inspiring as your blog, it will be fabulous.

The WoodLand School said...

This book looks fantastic!

What an adorable baby photo :-)

Buzz's Food Lady said...

oh, yes, can I please?
I hope that this comment is made of win because I have been craving that book!

-Rossie

C. Jaeger said...

Fun! Thanks!

connie said...

Oh how cool! I love Lark books they do such a nice job. I would love a copy.

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh! This looks like a cool, modern baby quilts book! Congrats!

Melissa said...

looks like an awesome book!

Caroline L. said...

Love the title and the concept - baby quilts are the best. Thanks for the opportunity!

Artsy Momma said...

I want! (Childish to say I know, but I figured its fitting, besides thats how I really feel!)

janssendesigns said...

This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I desperately want to win! I have "baby quilts" in my blog name, that alone should make me a shoo-in!

Leisurely Lesley said...

Perfect timing. I'm ready and able to make a baby quilt.

melissa s. said...

congrats! what a sweet baby pic!

Dawn said...

Looking forward to seeing the book, lucky or not.

Hillary said...

Your book looks very cute, I've been looking for an interesting take on quilting, to get back into it. I will track it down! :) Congratulations!

camille said...

I am a mad keen baby quilt maker. I would welcome some new found inspiration.

katy said...

ooooo, fingers (and toes) are soo crossed! A baby quilt book with *modern* designs? A must have for my quilt book library!!

Jilly said...

Looks like a lovely book - the cover itself invites a closer look. Think your work is gorgeous.

Tally said...

I saw this book on blogs before and always thought it must be nice to get.
Now there's the chance.

Thanks for running the give-away.

mathea said...

That looks like an inspiring book, and would be really great to have as I seem to be surrounded by expecting mothers lately! And the small part of your design that we see in the picture, below your sweet baby cheeks, looks really intriguing!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Thanks for the give-away! I would love to win a copy of this book! Congratulations for being included in this book. Well done!

CabbageQuilts said...

Oooh yes please!! Congratulations on getting some of your work into a book xo

Margarita said...

Wow - the book looks fab - congratulations on being involved. I'll be an aunty for the first time this year and I'm excited! I need inspiration for my first ever quilt and this book could be the trick!

Anonymous said...

bravo pour ce livre, je suis grand maman bientôt de 7 petits enfants et je suis toujours à la recherche de modèle. Marianne

KF said...

Congratulations! I've been waiting for a long time to see this book! Fingers crossed!

Linda T said...

Count me in! I'd love a new book to browse. Thanks!

ezeldabeth said...

i have been holding off on starting a quilt for our newest-to-be addition to our family, 2 weeks ago they said he had less than a 5% chance for survival...yesterday, they said his situation is resolving - its a miracle! i would love to win this so that i could start on his quilt!

Jeni said...

wow, what a great book. i can't wait to see it. i have baby quilts on the brain... little one is due 7/11! congrats!

Pat said...

I have looked often but never commented. Love the photo of you as a baby. And really enjoy your energy and and your artistry.

Sharon said...

The book looks like one I'll want to buy, if I don't win it. ;) Love the baby picture.

jannza said...

I am so impressed. The book is lovely and the idea to add baby pictures is so clever. Seeing those sweet faces is just too much.

Tara said...

Oh, I'll look for it at the bookstore! Is it already out or when is it's relaese? Especially excited about the techniques section!

two hippos said...

The book looks great!

Julie Alvarez said...

Oh, Malka, this is so good! I am happy that you are in so many publications... You deserve it.
And thank you for sharing this giveaway.

Cricket said...

The cover is adorable! I can't wait to see more from the inside. I just saw the new Cloud 9 organic baby fabric, and now, seeing this, my brain starts clicking and clicking... Dangerous.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

How wonderful...what a little cutie. I would love to win one of these. Congrats on being a part of it.

Andi said...

Looks like a lovely book.
Count me in!!
Andi :-)

Emily said...

Very exciting! Congratulations!

Panos ao Vento said...

I love learning new things, especially sewing for children. I would love to receive your book and learn more about your beautiful work. Many Congratulations on your work!

Dawn Stitches said...

Beautiful book! By the way, I bought your DVD lately from Quilt Works (I think that's the company). Truly wonderful information!

Lasso the Moon said...

How exciting! Thanks for giving us the chance to win such an adorable book. I can't wait to read it for myself.
Anna

Kathy said...

I'm getting into my stash after a few years of being too busy... because my brother just adopted a new baby girl last week. I could use a good baby quilt book!

Congratulations on your inclusion.

bananasforbreakfast said...

A lovely book, definitely one to own whether bought or won!

uberstitch said...

Congrats on being included. I sure have lots of baby quilts to make....

Marie said...

I admire your quilts so much - they are gorgeous. I have only ever sewn one, and I haven't finished washing up the binding fabric that I dyed.

leslie said...

oh, i would LOVE to get my hands on that book! thanks for the generosity : )

Fiona said...

This looks like a beautiful book!

Nancy said...

Oh, pick me! I would love to have a copy of your splendid book. I like the idea of the authors' baby photos being included.

Shasta said...

Oh it looks beautiful - congratulations! Please enter me in the drawing.

mans@mail.nu said...

I know I would love to give this book to my sister!! Congratulations!

Gonçalo Forte said...

I hope that i am the lucky person to win the book. Thank You

cheryl norwood said...

Love your fabric, pillows and quilts---looks like acute book, too!

klwkent said...

I would love to win this!!! All my friends are having babies and this would be perfect!!

Gail Baar said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

susan said...

cute book, i also like the baby photo idea. are you still working on YOUR book? inquiring minds would like to know :-)

Dot said...

Congratulations on another book inclusion---this has been a good year for you. Having the book would really help as I have a few baby quilts to make in the months ahead.

Andrea said...

Just discovered you through Red Fish Circle. The Etsy shop has me drooling... I love your designs and color combinations. The book looks great - would love to have it as inspiration for gifting expectant friends!

pklaw said...

Love the creative way the book shows baby pics! I would love to see every page and the inspiration it holds! Congrats on being included!

Kristen said...

what a mothers day this would be if you picked me!

jbnelly said...

two nieces ready to drop a cute bundle and a friend with premmie twins! this book is just what i need regards janelle

Jen said...

Ooh, I have a brand-new nephew, and since it's spring, I was thinking Quilt! insted of Sweater! A little inspiration would surely not go astray.

Lynn said...

Is it too late? I had a busy weekend. Would love this book!

Amy R said...

what a beautiful book I can't wait to see it!

Batixa said...

I want this book for so long...

emilysmithpearce said...

Looks beautiful. Can't wait to see it in person.

StitchinSista said...

Based on your quilts we always see, I am trying to picture a baby quilt Malka version... very interesting and thrilled to see the one you made for this book!

Tamar said...

How did I not know your designs were going to be appearing in a baby quilts book? One way or another, it will be coming to live on my crafting bookshelf!

Anne said...

such a fun book! thanks for the giveaway

Andie said...

What a neat book. thanks for thinking of all your blog readers. Congratulations.

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