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Modern Quilt Perspectives

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I am regularly asked to review new publications in the sewing and quilting industry and I’ll be honest, I don’t review all of the books that I am offered. But this is a book I have been REALLY intrigued and excited to see. It is Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quiltsby Thomas Knauer. (I was scheduled to share my thoughts last week, but things were delayed because of a mix-up with the publisher. I apologize if you stopped by earlier as part of the scheduled tour.)
I have met Thomas in person on a few occasions and really enjoy his perspective on the quilting craft and industry. He is not only exceptionally thoughtful, but he’s exceptionally articulate. (I envy that. I feel like I think about stuff and have my own opinions on things, but have a hard time really expressing what I think intelligibly.) So I really appreciate – and enjoy – reading thoughtful opinions on this creative outlet that I love. Not that our opinions are always the same, but I admire when someone uses their gifts to share their deepest feelings. Not only is Thomas a passionate artist and creator, he is a passionate father. The last time I talked to Thomas he was sewing a Word Girl costume for his daughter to wear for Halloween. Which I loved on SO many levels.
book review: Modern Quilt Perspectives || imagine gnats
Modern Quilt Perspectivescontains patterns for 12 modern quilt designs. Some are new interpretations of traditional designs and others are completely original. I love this Ampersand patchwork design made from the shades of blue solids and the awesome i-spy novelty prints.
Other quilts are a re-interpretation of a traditional pattern with a twist, characteristic of modern quilts. But this book is so much more than just the quilt patterns. Thomas is a gifted writer and this book is such an entertaining and thought-provoking read. He discusses the symbolism and creative expression of quilts past and present and what he’s learned from other quilters. Seriously, if you love the “whys and wherefores” as much as you love to sew or to be inspired by pretty pictures, I think you’ll enjoy this book. I thought more deeply as well as laughed out loud multiple times.
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AND I have copy to give away today. If you would like a chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite quilt inspiration. Giveaway open until Saturday, April 12 at midnight MST. Giveaway CLOSED
I have been looking for this book and havent been able to find it, so thank you so much for the opportunity to win it! I really love the ampersand quilt and the thought and joy with which these patterns are written.
For other reviews and opportunities to win a copy of Modern Quilt Perspectives check out these other blogs. Thank you again for the opportunity to dig into Modern Quilt Perspectives. It’s helped me look at my own projects and quilts in a new way. 
March 14: Thomas Knauer
March 15: Lisa Sipes
March 16: Robert Kaufman
March 17: Victoria Findlay Wolfe
March 18: Katy Jones
March 19: Bill Volkening
March 20: Kelly Biscopink
March 21: Audrie Bidwell
March 22: Mary Rachel Kolb
March 23: Rachael Gander
March 25: Cloth Paper Scissors
March 26: Cheryl Arkinson
March 27: Quilting Daily
March 28: Fat Quarterly
March 29: Pellon/Erin Sampson
March 30: Sew Modern
March 31: Rachel May
April 1: Quilty
April 2: Amy Smart
April 3: Quilter’s Connection
April 4: Teresa Coates
April 5: Generation Q
April 6: Cloth Paper Scissors
April 7: Sara Lawson
April 8: Kim Niedzwiecki
April 9: Rashida Coleman Hale
April 10: Thomas Knauer
**all images are from Modern Quilt Perspectives

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  • Reply
    Joan and Kevin
    April 7, 2014 at 3:09 am

    My inspiration is looking at blogs.<br />Thanks!

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    Anita
    April 7, 2014 at 3:09 am

    My favorte quilt inspiration is nature!

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    5f8f7b16-8664-11e3-85f3-000bcdcb5194
    April 7, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I was inspired by an American lady I met on my first quilt group a long time ago in Oman. She made a scrap double wedding ring with only the 4 squares that met coordinated. It was gorgeous and I decided to make one too. Many years later ( and a few different countries) I finished mine. It now sits on my bed- queen size. I often think of Jean and all the inspiration she gave me. I think I

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    Catriona Brown
    April 7, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I think my favourite quilt inspiration is Pinterest, but geometric patterns on there just as much as the quilts!

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    Jess @ Scrappy n Happy
    April 7, 2014 at 3:57 am

    One of my biggest inspirations is the girls behind Material Obsession! The fearless use of colour is amazing!

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    Lucy @ Charm About You
    April 7, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I get loads of inspiration from blogs and also looking at historical quilts! I enjoy Thomas&#39; style of writing and his book is on my wish list!

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    Donna
    April 7, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Lately, I&#39;ve been getting my inspiration from bloggers I follow …

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    Lisa Marie
    April 7, 2014 at 4:13 am

    To me inspiration for quilts is everywhere, not sure if one source is better than others. I have gotten inspiration from a new source the last few years, though. I have participated in Project Quilting. During the challenge weeks Kim gives you an idea for inspiration and you have a week to make something based on that idea. For example, one time we had to choose a random page from a magazine

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    Janet M
    April 7, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I&#39;ve been reading quilting blogs and occasionally going back to some of my books for inspiration. This book looks very shelf worthy!

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    JoyceLM
    April 7, 2014 at 4:19 am

    My 3 quilting sisters are my greatest inspiration. Thanks.

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    julie fetcho
    April 7, 2014 at 4:37 am

    From the many bloggers out there. Beautiful quilts.

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    Laura B
    April 7, 2014 at 4:43 am

    I am often inspired by a season.

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    Jenny L
    April 7, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Most of my inspiration comes from pictures and from who I am sewing for. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Birlot
    April 7, 2014 at 4:48 am

    I mostly see some random colours together that seem so unlikely and seem so right. Or patterns from everyday things that just cry out to be a quilt. Inspiration is everywhere if your eyes are open to it. I love that quilt with the rounded square

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    Jenni E
    April 7, 2014 at 4:54 am

    What an awesome book! Thank you for the give away. I love his ampersand one too. Love all the colors! I am inspired by architecture, blogs, my 15 year old daughter&#39;s art, modern quilt magazines &amp; books and the members in my Modern Quilt Guild and Surface Design Guild – So many talented people!!

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    Margaret
    April 7, 2014 at 4:59 am

    I like to look at blogs, but that can be dangerous!

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    Blue Moth
    April 7, 2014 at 5:06 am

    When I&#39;m out and about, especially in the older parts of London, I like to look at buildings (tile patterns, bricks, floors).

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    Marga (MarPie)
    April 7, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Love to read and make some mordern quilts from this book.<br />Thanks for the chance.<br /><br />Kind regards,<br />Marga

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    MartyrQuilters - piecemakers reluctantly giving up housework!
    April 7, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I get inspiration from reading blogs

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    Amy
    April 7, 2014 at 5:52 am

    My inspiration is the people for whom I make my quilts. What do they like, colors they wear, their hobbies, are they traditional or modern? As a result, my stash is all over the place. Thomas&#39; book sounds like a great read.

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    Aureas Kitchen
    April 7, 2014 at 5:57 am

    I am in love with the Ampersand patchwork quilt.<br /><br />Thanks for this giveaway

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    Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek]
    April 7, 2014 at 5:59 am

    The internet… And fabric!

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    Kim Anness
    April 7, 2014 at 6:02 am

    My favorite sources for inspiration are flickr and quilting magazines.

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    Harrysmum
    April 7, 2014 at 6:07 am

    My favourite quilt inspiraton is pinterest….. so many quilts.so little time!

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    diane
    April 7, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Pinterest, blogs and quilt shows are my inspiration.

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    Karen - Quilts...etc.
    April 7, 2014 at 6:31 am

    bloggers – I follow numerous blogs from all over the world, traditional, modern, you name it – by following a variety and from all over the world you get a look at all kinds of quilts.

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    kathy
    April 7, 2014 at 6:44 am

    My most common source of inspiration is probably color. My favorite place to go is the linens department of any store!!! I love the color and the textures

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    Kelly O.
    April 7, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I find most of my inspiration is through blogs and the internets but sometimes it will be architexture around me.

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    Di~
    April 7, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Blog reading and of course books like this…thanks for the great review and pictures.

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    Tyto Alba
    April 7, 2014 at 6:53 am

    My source of inspiration is usually the great outdoors! It is amazing what you can find out there!

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    Deb
    April 7, 2014 at 6:54 am

    my inspiration is definitely BLOGS! What did we do before the internet?

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    Nine Kids and Not Counting :)
    April 7, 2014 at 7:00 am

    My inspiration comes from nature and vintage things. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Tina Short
    April 7, 2014 at 7:08 am

    My inspiration comes from all the wonderful quilts I see on blogs – and I just love the &#39;&amp;&#39; quilt.

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    Lynn
    April 7, 2014 at 7:10 am

    My quilt inspiration comes from lots of different places , depending on my project, but what keeps me going and truly inspired is Dear Jane by Jane stickle. It amazes what she did over 100 years ago, trying to recreate it is so inspiring.

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    Louise
    April 7, 2014 at 7:11 am

    My favorite inspiration comes from blogs and pinterest. I just had to pin the picture of the quilt hanging on the ladder. Love the colors!!!

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    Taller de lino /linen artisan
    April 7, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Magazines and blogs like yours inspired me and put as well ,a personal touch…<br />Thanks for the opportunity Amy.

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    Debra
    April 7, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I am inspired by all I see and read in the blogosphere!

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    Margaret
    April 7, 2014 at 7:37 am

    This sounds like a great book, Amy. My quilting inspiration comes from my memories of quilts done by women like my great aunts.

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    *Cornelia*
    April 7, 2014 at 7:42 am

    wow i totally need this book, so many incredible quilts in there, thanks for the chance<br />most time im inspired from my kids, my environment or yes pinterest

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    Colleen
    April 7, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Blocks, tops, and from my vintage collection inspire me

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    CraftyClaire
    April 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

    This looks like an amazing book. I love the ampersand quilt and the cinderblocks.

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    JaneRH
    April 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

    My inspirations in my own quilts are historical quilts for pattern and nature for color. Must get my hands on this book! Sounds like the type of book that isn&#39;t just patterns, but a thoughtful look at design.

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    Claudia
    April 7, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I&#39;m inspired by color and pattern in nature and also the urban landscape.

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    B
    April 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

    My favorite inspiration are the quilts and quilt tops I found in black garbage bags in my grandmother&#39;s garage. My great-grandmother pieced and quilted them in the 30s and 40s with old clothes and feedsack cotton and I find myself drawn to traditional blocks and vintage fabrics. With a twist and some updates of course. I think I&#39;ve only ever used one quilt pattern! πŸ™‚ <br />Some of my

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    Becca
    April 7, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Honestly, mostly books and pinterest. I don&#39;t have a family legacy of quilting, and I&#39;m learning about all the different options as I go. I&#39;m continually amazed at the different techniques people use!

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    Julie Jones
    April 7, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I am learning quilting as I do it, so my inspiration comes from other quilts or patterns that I like.

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    lila
    April 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I have been quilting for years, so I appreciate the whys and good writing.

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    Maxine
    April 7, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I am mostly inspired by the quilts I see in books and magazines.

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    babiesdoc
    April 7, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I want to make the &amp; quilt!

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    Lani Glasser
    April 7, 2014 at 8:27 am

    My inspiration comes from looking at blogs, Instagram and Pinterest!

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    Ginny Worden
    April 7, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Inspiration is all around, sometimes I just have to sit, relax and let my mind wander, and poof I have an idea for the next quilt.

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    MeasuredandSlow
    April 7, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I get a lot of inspiration from visiting museums and art galleries, and from nature/architecture for my modern quilts :).

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    SuzyMcQ
    April 7, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I am inspired by blogs like yours that encourage and foster creativity, as well as Pinterest. Thanks for the opportunity to win Thomases&#39; book.

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    Candice Smith
    April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

    My quilty inspiration started off very math driven. I was driven to find out exactly how big the pieces in the blocks were, how someone manages to get them together perfectly, construction methods, etc. However, as time progresses, I&#39;ve taken more to let the recipients personalities and tastes to drive me. I&#39;m inspired by the fact that this is something I can give them that is theirs and

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    GO STARS!
    April 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I get inspiration from many places – blogs, books, magazines, fabric, quilt shops, etc. My favorite place is to look at nature and it&#39;s colors and patterns.

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    cityquilter grace
    April 7, 2014 at 9:28 am

    i like the bottom quilt best….and i like the modern quilt movement as the colors are out of this world….

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    Gunilla
    April 7, 2014 at 9:32 am

    My inspiration mainly comea from blogs, but also from magazines and quilt guild meetings. I love to see what others make, all different styles!

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    Sewing In CT
    April 7, 2014 at 9:39 am

    The book sounds great. My best inspiration was when my neighbor&#39;s son went to Afghanistan and she was so worried for him. While he was gone, I made her a patriotic quilt completely of my own design infused with prayers for his safety. I was still new to quilting but it was made from the heart and is proudly displayed in my neighbor&#39;s kitchen.

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    Nena
    April 7, 2014 at 9:42 am

    My inspiration comes mostly from nature – I like to take pictures and use the colours I see in my own quilting, sewing and knitting. I also use flowers as inspiration – and I use you Amy and all of your wonderful ideas and colourways! Thanks for the chance.

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    RobotMomSews
    April 7, 2014 at 9:42 am

    This book looks lovely! My inspiration is going through blogs and pictures of eye candy in books on the shelves at the book store.

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    I am Just One Mom
    April 7, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Just for kicks I love older (1970s) quilt magazines. The techniques and colors are outdated so I just shake up the colors, adapt to rotary cutting &amp; etc for an entirely different look. <br />It is why I love books (such as this Modern Quilt Perspectives) that have the same block with different color placement and colorways to create completely different quilts. Fascinating, actually.

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    giggles
    April 7, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Piecing as perfectly as possible, usually with traditional patterns but really bright, fresh colors is my current motivation. Really enjoying watching the modern quilts, though!!

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    RCWfamily
    April 7, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I like to just see what others are making…it really makes me think about how I could do that same thing with a twist or other fabrics.

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    Mara
    April 7, 2014 at 10:19 am

    This book does look so interesting.

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    Linda
    April 7, 2014 at 10:29 am

    HELLO, my inspiration comes mostly from nature!<br />Thank You for a neat giveaway!<br /><br />msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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    Karen
    April 7, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I&#39;m glad you are sharing this book. I get inspired randomly, when I see something I like, or something I don&#39;t like. The ideas that keep nagging end up as quilt projects!

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    Jenny
    April 7, 2014 at 10:38 am

    whys and wherefores are my favorite!!

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    Teressa P.
    April 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

    My inspiration is mostly from blogs and pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

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    Jessica Matlosz
    April 7, 2014 at 10:46 am

    lately I&#39;ve been inspired by tile work the patterns translate nicely to quilt tops πŸ™‚

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    Liz Rehrauer
    April 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I love fabric. Then I blog quilters and crafters putting my fabrics in place.

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    Melanie
    April 7, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I love reading blogs! This book looks fantastic…thanks for the chance!

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    Debra Graham
    April 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I get my inspiration from surfing the net and reading blogs.

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    Emily Kim
    April 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Love the &quot;twinkle lights&quot; quilt! Looks like it would be a great source for inspiration!

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    Cindy Gillis
    April 7, 2014 at 11:05 am

    My favorite inspiration is life and how we can express it through our crafts.

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    Julie in WA
    April 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Quilt Blogs are by far my greatest source of inspiration!

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    Laurel09
    April 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I get quilting books from the library and own a few of my own, but honestly most of my inspiration comes from all the wonderful quilting blogs!

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    Beth
    April 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Inspiration is all over so it depends on what type of quilt I am thinking about. I just wish I had more time to sew them all!

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    Leanne Parsons
    April 7, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the chance to win. I get inspiration from blogs, magazines, books, and sometimes just everyday life. Ideas for quilts are everywhere!

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    Cynthia
    April 7, 2014 at 11:28 am

    My inspiration comes from Blogs and Magazines. I love the quilting on the first quilt shown. I&#39;m totally stealing that idea love it!

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    Carol
    April 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I would have to say my inspiration comes from other quilters — mostly blogs, but I do love looking through a great book!

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    Lynne Tilley
    April 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I get so many ideas from the internet, especially the Blogs, plus Pinterest, etc. My latest quilt finish was something I made up a little on my own just looking at other quilts on line and it looked like stained glass windows in a way, which I intended to name it. While I was putting the finishing touches on it the last day I got a phone call that my Uncle had just died, and coincidentally he

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    Barbara
    April 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I love to look at blogs for inspiration, but to be honest, some of my best ideas come from looking at the ground — I&#39;ve found great patterns from gazing at tiles, rugs, bricks, etc.

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    bnh123
    April 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    My inspiration is the people I make the quilts for – I try to think of what I see them wrapped in.

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    holly
    April 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I like to read blogs for inspiration and draw from nature for different color patterns. Thanks for the inspiration you share and the giveaway.

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    Mel_Lind
    April 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I love beautiful quilts, but beautiful quilts WITH a story behind them…even better! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! The blogs are a great source of inspiration, but nature is probably the most influential source of inspiration for me.

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    Amy
    April 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I love going to quilt shows. So inspiring to see the quilts in person vs on the computer screen.

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    carla
    April 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Hi!!! Sounds like a great book to have!!!!! I get inspiration from other blogs!!!! So many beautiful quilts out there!!!! Thanks for the give away!!!!

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    Jenny
    April 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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    Jenny
    April 7, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Sorry, had to delete my first comment because I didn&#39;t answer your question. My brain was exploding over that quilt in the chair, which is 100 kinds of awesome. I get my inspiration mostly from blogs and IG, but I do love quilt books modern and traditional. Thanks for the chance to win this book, I&#39;d really love to read more about these quilts and especially the one in the chair.

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    Sadie McGrath
    April 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by color!!! So much so that sometimes I have a hard time seeing &quot;good patterns&quot; through color choices that I&#39;d not have chosen :O) Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
    April 7, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Pinterest has a lot of inspiration – and so do 20th century painters! Looks like a great book. Well done to Thomas!

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    Arianna M.
    April 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Wow! What a great book! I get my inspiration mostly from blogs and pinterest.

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    Lana
    April 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I am inspired by history..I do a lot of quilt restorations! and inspired a lot here lately by babies!<br />Such a nice looking book…I hope it goes to my…I mean…a good home.

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    Allison C
    April 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Rita from red pepper quilts and Elizabeth from OhFransson! really inspires me

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    Cille
    April 7, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    My favourite inspiration is actually the quilt festival. I almost overdose on quilts during the festival πŸ™‚

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    Sandra Pellizzoni
    April 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Hi my name is Sandra from Italy! I am really happy to read about this book, it seems to focus on something interesting: not only sewing technique but also reflect on the activity a profound way…

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    Diane
    April 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I am inspired by Jenny Pedigo (Sew Kind of Wonderful blog); her Quick Curve Ruler and patterns have taken the &#39;fear of curves&#39;out of me! <br />Great book review! <br />

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    QuiltnTeach
    April 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Believe it or not, the stationary isle with note card sets, pens and pretty paperclips. Being outside and looking through gardening books always refresh me too and give color and pattern ideas.

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    maureen
    April 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I check out the quilts online, and then try to figure out how to &quot;change them up&quot; so they become mine.

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    cat
    April 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I think what help me with inspiration is looking at Pinterest, blogs, and the scrapbooking area.

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    barbara woods
    April 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I get mine from blogger, thanbks

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    Lisa E
    April 7, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I love looking at quilt blogs and attending quilt shows. Those are my favorite sources of inspiration. Oh, and you can&#39;t beat dropping in at a quilt store…

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    Katherine
    April 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Like many others, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for me. I also love magazines (craft, knitting or decorating mags often give me some quilting ideas).

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    Alethea Gasker
    April 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    My great grandmother and mother was a huge inspiration for me start quilting. I love looking to everyday objects for patterns and colors. My church has amazing tile and stencil work that I want to translate into a set of quilts ( a big project I can&#39;t wait to start). And Pinterest of course…

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    vagabondindigo
    April 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Oh my, inspiration abounds! just looking at the gorgeous pics in this post have ideas percolating! I have been loving the modern quilting and taking the idea of a single quilt block and super sizing it – i have been drawns to versions of that. However, views of nearly anything will inspire me. birds on a wire, the complicated mass of pipes in a oil refinery, the airial view of plowed farms,

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    Jennifer
    April 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Partern wise, the various blogs that I read give me the most inspiration. But when it comes to dealing with color, the great outdoors beats everything else! Thomas&#39;s book like definite read, so thank you for your review!

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    Jessica Slattery
    April 7, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I can&#39;t say that I do much in terms of challenging quilts, but I do get a lot of inspiration from the guild meetings I attend/attended. Blogs are wonderful, as well.

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    Janarama
    April 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Inspiration comes from many places … blogs, books, magazines, quilt shops, nature, etc.

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    Cindy Dahlgren
    April 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    My inspiration comes from the person I&#39;m making the quilt for, their personalities, their likes and dislikes and hobbies. Even how I feel about them.

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    AngieSue
    April 7, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by the scrap quilts of my great-grandmother and great-great grandmother — they took just what they had and made art!!

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    paige
    April 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I am often inspired by the works of others including those at shows, in books, and online.

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    Jane S.
    April 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I find inspiration all over the place — music, blogs, nature, dreams. πŸ™‚

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    Miggsie
    April 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    My favorite source of inspiration is quilting blogs. Thanks!

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    annemarie
    April 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    My inspiration comes mainly from pinterest – so many ideas.

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    birdWatcher
    April 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Different blogs give me inspiration, although I&#39;ve only done a few baby quilts and one large quilt.

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    Karen
    April 7, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Fabric is the most common inspiration for my quilt-making. I see a fabric that catches my eye and I have to have it and make something with it. It&#39;s the combination of color, pattern. and texture that gets my creative juices flowing.

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    pizzaeater
    April 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I think I am most inspired by taking classes. I can buy fabric for that project and I can&#39;t wait until the class begins.

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    Tamie
    April 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I find lots of inspiration on blogs and in books that I read.

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    SewSealy
    April 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I am inspired on so many different levels For the individual quilt, I am inspired through the colors and intensities of fabrics, what I see online &amp; published, and from older quilts from the past. From a different perspective, it is the sentiment of the quilt itself and the joy it brings to me and those who receive it, that has inspired me to continue to quilt over these last decades.

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    Regina
    April 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    90% of the time, my inspiration starts with the intended recipients and works back from there – usually either a pattern or fabric (or both) talking to me. Some come easier than others.

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    Sharon
    April 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I am inspired by the fabric…colors, prints, contrast…gives me ideas for the shapes to cut and sew. Looks like a neat book, I like the looks of the photography, that can add so much to a book

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    Sharon zisos
    April 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    What a talented man! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Anita
    April 7, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    My inspiration comes from the amazing quilt blogs that I read. What a wonderful book.

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    sewhappyfun
    April 7, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I am inspired by simplicity of modern quilts. The talent of designers is inspiring. What a fun book!

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    Cassandra
    April 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I am inspired by fabric and nature πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Heidi
    April 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    This looks like an amazing book. If I want to make the quilt from the cover, I&#39;ll probably want to make some more from the inside pages too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rebecca Grace
    April 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Thomas Knauer is the quilter who has been doing a series of essays for Quilter&#39;s Newsletter magazine recently on modern quilting, isn&#39;t he? I hope they offer him a regular column; he&#39;s fantastic. I&#39;m inspired by other quilts, old and new, by interior design, fine art paintings, art deco jewelry, textile patterns, antique embroidery, and for some reason I see quilting inspiration

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    Dondi Murdock
    April 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I&#39;m just a quilt copier at this point, but I do pick out my own fabric combinations. I&#39;m enraptured still by the beautiful turquoise blues of the ocean in Southeast Asia…so lush. I think it&#39;s the warm water that makes the water appear that color. I never thought I would be such a great fan of this color. Even writing this makes me want to go back again. I might even be brave enough

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    cynthia
    April 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    My inspiration is all the beautiful fabric available today!

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    james and bess
    April 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Looks like a fabulous book! Just about anything visual is my quilting inspiration – blogs, books, sunsets/nature, artwork – I love it all. :)<br /><br />bess

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    Lisa Mikel
    April 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    My favorite quilt inspiration comes from vintage and antique quilts. Thanks for the give a way!

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    One English Teacher
    April 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I definitely get inspiration and encouragement from other bloggers. I mix in a little Pinterest, but now that I have more patterns pinned than I could ever sew in a lifetime, I more enjoy reading the story behind a quilt and the lift that goes on while someone is making a quilt too. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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    Mel
    April 7, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Love the pic of the ampersand quilt. This sounds like a great book.

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    Alesha Klein
    April 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. My inspiration comes from visual quilting projects that I see made at my favorite fabric shop.<br />akk_nana@yahoo.com

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    SewPsyched!
    April 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I have been looking for this book and havent been able to find it, so thank you so much for the opportunity to win it! I really love the ampersand quilt and the thought and joy with which these patterns are written.

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    Michele B
    April 7, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    As a new quilter I am slowly gaining my quilting &quot;identity&quot;. Until I started quilting my ideas were of the traditional quilts but once I started following some blogs, WOW, I am gravitating to modern! Specifically &quot;re-interpretation of a traditional pattern&quot; like the granny squares. This book would be wonderful to help me with my learning.<br />

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    Beth
    April 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    My greatest sources of quilting inspiration are the people for whom I am creating quilts.

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    Ellee
    April 7, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    My favorite inspiration is the fabric itself. After the first fabric catches my eye, the rest of the fabrics follow and the design ideas jump out at me. — soparkaveataoldotcom

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    SBK
    April 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    What I&#39;ve found most inspiring are the many quilters I&#39;ve known over the years and so many of the contemporary bloggers. This book looks pretty inspiring, too!

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    nicolesender
    April 7, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I get inspiration from books like this awesome book and all the great quilting blogs.

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    Pank
    April 7, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I found many blogs I have enjoyed yours and Stitcherydickorydock (Amy Gibson). I have found others like Pat Sloan and her podcasts. My favorite youtube is Jenny Doan who opened alot of fun for me! thank you for all you inspire!

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    sandrarumsey
    April 8, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I get my inspiration from all over the place. From ladies at my quilting and patchwork class, pinterest and everyday things around us. Thanks for the chance.

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    KMSC
    April 8, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I find quilting inspiration from books, magazine, quilt guilds, small quilt group members, blogs, the list goes on and on. Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks interesting!<br />k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Pierce Family Blog
    April 8, 2014 at 12:41 am

    My inspiration has been tbrough blogs and my local quilt shop.

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    mightymadge
    April 8, 2014 at 12:51 am

    First I would like to thank you for such an amazing opportunity to win such a great book <br /><br />I love whimsy and I love applique so a lot of my inspiration comes from a great kids story or some blog pictures, but my best inspiration comes from my childhood memories. <br /><br />Love your blog <br /><br /><br />

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    Jeneta
    April 8, 2014 at 1:42 am

    More and more I find that I am inspired by things that are part of my everyday life. The latest? The drain in my shower!

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    Sara Ramos
    April 8, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I find inspiration mainly in blogs and pinterest, book reviews like this one are great to find new books to buy too

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    Lisa R
    April 8, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Stunningly beautiful designs

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    Pam
    April 8, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Would LOVE to win the Modern Quilt Perspectives book!!! My quilting inspiration comes from my grandchildren!! Always said I would take up quilting when I retired from my off farm job….retired….didn&#39;t start that quilting thing until my crochet elbow kept me from that craft…now it&#39;s on to the sewing machine and 4 1/2 grandbabies to quilt for!!

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    Kati from Kati's Quilting
    April 8, 2014 at 5:15 am

    I am inspired by looking at blogs like yours online. So many new ideas!

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    Michele
    April 8, 2014 at 5:15 am

    I love looking at blogs and Pinterest. I also like starting with some awesome fabric and figuring out what makes sense from that.

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    Swedish Scrapper
    April 8, 2014 at 5:29 am

    My first quilt inspiration was looking at my mom&#39;s books by Nancy Crow, as well as every single Amish quilt I could see! Then, I discovered the quilts of Gee&#39;s Bend, and Pinterest. I&#39;m very visual, so I love to look through quilt pictures as much as I love to read about how people make them through today&#39;s blogs.

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    SBK
    April 8, 2014 at 5:44 am

    What inspires me are the many creative, generous quilters I have known over the years, plus a lot of contemporary bloggers. This book looks very inspiring, as well.

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    Janet Schultz
    April 8, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Blogs are a huge inspiration for me! Also, one thing I notice since I started my modern quilting trip, I look at everyday things differently. Always looking for a new pattern in regular items. Sounds weird I know but it&#39;s funny how you see things differently when you are in a creative mode!

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    Cindy Pilkington
    April 8, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Fabrics, pictures, old and new quilt books inspire me as much as the person I&#39;m making the quilt for. Thanks for the opportunity to win this creative book!

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    Leslie Kohn
    April 8, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I am just learning to quilt and right now my inspiration comes mainly from different bloggers and all the beautiful work they do. I am a very math-oriented person and creativity is not my forte, but I do like to individualize my pieces towards the recipients&#39; tastes. Since I don&#39;t gravitate towards creativity, I spend a lot of time trying to determine the perfect fabrics to use in a

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    Taryn @ from Pixels to Patchwork
    April 8, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I get inspired by fabric and all my favorite bloggers.

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    Gill
    April 8, 2014 at 6:56 am

    There is so much inspiration in blogland!<br />I

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    Gina Mitteco
    April 8, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the review. I go to my stash of books, blogs and flickr most often but also find myself staring at a lot of tile floors in old buildings.

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    Tanya Simmons Weiss
    April 8, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Inspiration, for me, comes from everything around me – blogs, pinterest, magazines, nature – but I&#39;m mostly inspired by quilts from the 1800&#39;s. Such amazing and creative women were designing and making beautiful work and sometimes during very hard and trying times.

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    Liz
    April 8, 2014 at 7:40 am

    In the past year I have been getting the most inspiration by far from the blogs I follow, including yours Amy. It&#39;s one of my favorites!

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    M.W.
    April 8, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Inspiration comes from nature for me. <br />Thanks for the chance to win.<br />Shawn

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    myrtovl
    April 8, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I was inspired back in the seventies by a book about American Quilts and Coverlets printed by the Metropolitan Museum NY and thenn followed Glorious Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett, then I was fascinated by Gwen Marston&#39;s books etc. now a lot of bloggers inspire me also.<br />Myrto

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    juliehallfeldhaus
    April 8, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I love those quilts. I find inspiration in the fabric itself!!!

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    Carrie P.
    April 8, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Oh, wow! I love those quilts and the quilting on them is so cool. Looking at quilts on blogs like these gives me inspriation. I look through the many books I have too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Sharon Hughson
    April 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

    My inspiration most often for my quilts is either family or friends. For example an associate in my profession asked me to make him a &#39;wolf&#39; quilt. I have the pattern for the head, but he picked a picture on pintrest for a surrounding &#39;dream catcher&#39;. I&#39;m planning in my head what will go into this quilt which has grown from a wall hanging to a bed quilt. Whew. Good thing I don

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    Jody
    April 8, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I find myself intrigued by the &#39;modern quilt&#39; movement. I love the cleanness of these quilts and the very effective use of colour. I think this book would be a wonderful addition to quilt book library of inspiration.

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    Brianna
    April 8, 2014 at 9:04 am

    My favorite quilt inspiration has to be the recipient-I get such wonderful ideas just thinking about what the recipient would like!

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    Amanda
    April 8, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I find inspiration in the fabric colors and who it is for.

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    Cherold
    April 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I loved the quilts in this book! Thank you for the giveaway.<br />

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    Lyssa
    April 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Wow! These quilts are as beautifully presented as they are designed. I love the texture and movement in them. I think my greatest quilt inspirations come from looking in my stash and trying to put fabrics together that create depth. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Nana-Bob
    April 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love reading blogs and looking at Pinterest. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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    Judith
    April 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I love reading blogs, and they are definitely inspiring. But there is something about holding a quilt magazine in hand, reaching for it over and over again while dreaming of my latest project…love it!

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    Kathy Sue
    April 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Sometimes I can look at fabrics and &quot;see&quot; what they should become. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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    Barb
    April 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

    My inspiration usually comes from seeing all the great quilts people create…inspires me to do the same.

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    Kay Losh
    April 8, 2014 at 10:17 am

    you can derive inspiration anywhere–I&#39;ve taken pictures of tile patterns, Greek key patterns, lattice work, and wooden blocks/slats to use in quilt blocks. sometimes, just doodling on paper gives you some ideas. would love to try the modern takes on the old patterns, and I&#39;m ready to try some new, modern looks.

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    Amy Sorensen
    April 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    This looks like an awesome book! A lot of my inspiration for quilting comes from scrapbooking, actually. And…a lot of my scrapbooking inspiration comes from quilting. πŸ™‚

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    Geni Pickens
    April 8, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I&#39;m get inspiration from all sorts, mainly from blogs, pinterest, and magazines/books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Heather Campbell
    April 8, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Wow. That looks like quite an amazing book! The ampersand quilt is &lt;3 &lt;3 &lt;3 I love pixel quilts. My quilty inspiration a lot of the time comes from the fabulous people in my quilt guild (VMQG) but I&#39;m also inspired quite a bit by music and all my years in indie rock. I have a skull quilt ready to cut that will feature plaids a la 90s grunge πŸ™‚

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    Kelly Wilson
    April 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Being new – I find inspiration in all the modern quilt bloggers! They are very generous with tutorials and links. A great source of inspiration and information.

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    delaineelliott
    April 8, 2014 at 11:34 am

    My inspiration is all of the beautiful quilts that are shown on blogs and the web. Thanks!

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    Crafty Coffin
    April 8, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I am definitely inspired by quilt blogs!

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    Wendy Buchanan
    April 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

    My inspiration comes from all the lovely colours. I just love colour and count it as a beautiful gift that God has given us! Thanks for the chance to win this inspiring book. <br />Wendy <br />wedbuchanan@gmail.com

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    Rachel Booth
    April 8, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Oooh! I so would LOVE to win a copy of this book!! I really enjoy reading Thomas&#39; blog and he is so though provoking! My quilt inspiration often comes from the people that I sew for or things around me. πŸ™‚

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    ac557472-9cb3-11e3-b7ad-000bcdcb471e
    April 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Inspiration? Nature…and online…and the seasons…and books…and…and…laughing, can&#39;t pick just one! Thanks for the chance to win some inspiration! VermontPines at aol dot com

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    Jehnny
    April 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I like to get inspiration from everywhere and everything. My quilting inspiration often comes when I stop and really think or look at something.

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    SiobhΓ‘n
    April 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    My inspiration for quilting is keeping my family warm while we hang out together–we love to hunker down and just chill out together–and to decorate my home. I&#39;d love to get Thomas&#39; book because I would love to be able to tell a story through quilting. I feel I can do that more with stitching, but with quilting, I am lost. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    laura
    April 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Given that today is my birthday, this book would be an awesome birthday present.

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    Melissa Donnett
    April 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by blogs like this sharing a modern twist on traditional quilt designs. I love it!

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    Terri in BC
    April 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for introducing a new blog for me to follow! I love hearing about the whys behind a design or process, it seems to make it stick in my mind. thanks for the opportunity!

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    meshellay
    April 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I&#39;d love to check out this book.

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    michelle c.
    April 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Gosh, I find inspiration everywhere, sometimes when I least expect it: in the geometry of a stone-paved pathway, in the rise and fall of a city skyline, in the block structures my little guys make.

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    adaisygarden.com
    April 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I love history (I taught High School World History), and I love quilts… I guess those two things are my inspiration for quilting. When I see an old antique quilt, I wonder who it was that made it, how it was made, and where did all the scraps of fabric come from (was it a special dress or baby blanket?). I enjoy making different quilts — small, colorful, big, historical modern, whatever I

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    charlotte
    April 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    My favorite quilt inspiration in books is Sunday Morning Quilts. It has taught me how to use up my scraps and make quilts from them. It also brought me a bee with which to enjoy the sewing with others.

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    Donnica Barrett
    April 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I get my inspiration from Pinterest.

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    Marie
    April 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I haven&#39;t heard of Thomas before now, but I like what I see. Looks like lots of great interpretations and inspirations.

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    Carsla Peyton
    April 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Gorgeous quilts &amp; lovely review! Adoring your style &amp; your personality! Looking forward to your future posts. (: <br /><br />&lt;3 Carsla<br />Founder &amp; CEO of Connect-the-Cloths<br />www.connect-the-cloths.com<br />http://blogspotter.co/connect-the-cloths/<br />A stylist, foodie, &amp; writer&#39;s blog in development.

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    Momkat
    April 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I get my inspiration through many sources, blogs, Pinterest, books and magazines. I am becoming drawn to the new &quot;modern&quot; quilts and would really like to start one!

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    deanna
    April 8, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    The quilts look great. The review sounds wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Deb
    April 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I look everywhere for inspiration – and would love to see this book. Thanks-

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    Tabitha Keener
    April 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I&#39;m new, but so far all of my inspiration has come from the numerous quilting blogs (yours is awesome!) and YouTube tutorials that I first tried. I&#39;m continually amazed at all of the quilting out there and I want to be as good as those I&#39;ve seen. Thanks for the giveaway!<br /><br />tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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    Jo
    April 8, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    My main inspiration comes from blogs and books. Love the look of these quilts!

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    Afton Warrick
    April 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I love to use blogs as a source of inspiration.

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    Carol J
    April 9, 2014 at 5:23 am

    I can`t really say where my inspiration comes from. I know that I see a lot of things that I like (internet, shops, life in general) but and idea will just pop into my head out of seemingly nowhere. It might take a while to get it out on paper, but sometimes it is worth the wait lol. Thank you for sharing this opportunity to learn more about such a talented writer and quilter!

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    Beth
    April 9, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Looks like a great book for inspiration!

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    pinsandneedles
    April 9, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Gorgeous quilts! My inspiration comes from several sources like blogs, Pinterest, nature, and magazines. Thanks!

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    Debbie
    April 9, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Thanks for your review – it looks and sounds awesome!

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    John.Darnell Mack
    April 9, 2014 at 8:05 am

    What a greaat book. I like the pixelated &amp;. I would do one with my daughters nickname, 3 simple letters. Thatnks for the opportunity.

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    John.Darnell Mack
    April 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

    What a greaat book. I like the pixelated &amp;. I would do one with my daughters nickname, 3 simple letters. Thatnks for the opportunity.

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    Laura Links
    April 9, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Quiet walking, thinking time is when inspiration strikes…though beautiful fabric is often the starting place…

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    Pattie Crum
    April 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    All the quilts pictured here are beautiful. My inspiration comes from books, magazines and blogs, any thing bright and different that catches my eye makes it way into my quilts.

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    Maroesja
    April 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I get my inspiration from blogland

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    Amanda
    April 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    My inspiration comes from whoever I&#39;m making the quilt for. I like taking their clothing and decorating style and combining it with their personality to make a quilt that is very &quot;them&quot; to me.

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    Diane
    April 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Another great review for this book. Can&#39;t wait to get my hands on it. I get my inspiration mostly from the work of all the bloggers I follow.

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    BFromM
    April 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I get my inspiration from cool things I see on blogs, and increasingly for other cool things I come across.

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    Marisa
    April 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    My favorite quilt inspiration: some graph paper, a bit of fabric, and time. Something always comes to me, which then, involves lots more fabric! I&#39;d love to read this book-thanks for the opportunity!<br />mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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    Brenda
    April 10, 2014 at 4:52 am

    The work of other quilters is a major inspiration for me. Not to copy but to spark ideas of possibilities and directions that are new to me. The quilts in Modern Quilt Perspectives that you&#39;ve shown are wonderful, and the info on what inspired them is fascinating.

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    Lola
    April 10, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I get my inspiration from my sisters. They are brilliant and I love everything they do.

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    Grandma Helen
    April 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

    This is just what I need for some new inspiration!

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    Aubrey
    April 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I would love this book so much! I am inspired by my friend&#39;s mom who hand quilts every.single.quilt she&#39;s ever made and they are the most amazing things I have ever seen!

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    Teresa Stanulis
    April 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    This looks like a great book!<br />tstanulis@mac.com

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    mhart37
    April 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I get inspiration from many places. I love looking at blogs and Pinterest, but the fabric itself is usually the most inspiring thing for me. It often speaks to me.

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    green23
    April 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I am inspired by books, magazines and blogs but also by everything around me,

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    Caroline Kalvaitis
    April 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    My grandmother is my inspiration. Her quilts are eyecatching and simple at the same time. She only graduated 8th grade and many of her quilts are her own design. She is gone now, but I am trying to carry on the tradition of quilting and I would hope that it would make her smile.

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    Lisa C
    April 11, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I have been quilting three years this summer and I think I&#39;m finally finding my voice. I&#39;m still allergic to solids and I&#39;m not find of off white. I am learning to think more about how I can turn someone else&#39;s beautiful quilt on a blog into something that says &quot;me.&quot; It&#39;s a journey. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Anne
    April 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I find inspiration in the fabric itself and from blogs I follow.

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    Jan
    April 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    my inspiration comes from beautiful colors and fabrics. And my precious granddaughters, of course. πŸ™‚ eatonjan@hotmail.com

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    Leah
    April 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    i especially love the colorful squares quilt that is hanging on the ladder. my favorite inspiration for quilts includes looking at blog, pinterest and going to quilt shows. i also like to think about my favorite paintings in an abstract way to come up with ideas for quilt designs.

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    Courtney St. Roman
    April 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    A pretty, blue sky day is my biggest quilt inspiration lately (maybe that&#39;s because they&#39;ve been nonexistent in New England for a while now, but are recently back on the scene!)… I like to think of myself and my pup laying out in the grass on a gorgeous quilt of many colors, just basking in the sunlight.

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    hollylolly
    April 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I love the thinking that goes into books like this. Always an inspiration for me, as well as traditional or antique quilts

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    Leila
    April 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    It sounds Amazing!

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    Nelly Kelly
    April 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book-and the opportunity to win a copy! I&#39;ve enjoyed reading Mr. knauer&#39;s blog, and am anxious to

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