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four june giveaways!

four june giveaways!

This month Okan Arts is giving away Mary W Kerr’s book Southern Quilts: Celebrating Traditions, History, and Design, published by Schiffer. There are four giveaways, each valued at $30.

This book celebrates the can-do spirit and welcoming hearts of strong Southern women. More than a picture resource, each chapter examines a different style of quilt design—Alabama Pine Burr, Cotton Boll, Rattlesnack, Seven Sisters, Whig’s Defeat, and more—sixteen total!

You are going to love this book as thirteen collectors and quilt historians compiled the quilt examples and wrote the text for each chapter. Quilts from 17 institutions and more than 50 individual collections are shown.

Whether you are a traditional, modern or art quilter, grab a Mint Julep and savor every page of this book. Then head into your sewing room energized to make a Southern-inspired design this summer!

Proceeds from the book benefit the American Quilt Study Group.

To participate in the June giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What quilt projects are on your list for this summer?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The June 2018 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on June 30, 2018. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing for the Southern Quilts book from Schiffer Publishing. The winners will be notified within 24 hours. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To visit the website of author Mary W. Kerr +click here

To visit the Schiffer Publishing website and buy Southern Quilts +click here

Thank you Schiffer Publishing for the donation of this great book! Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.

Okan Arts offers vintage Japanese textiles and creative quilting workshops. Next time you are in Seattle, plan to stop by our shop and peruse our huge collection of yukata cottons. Please contact Victoria Stone at to set up an appointment to visit.

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56 comments to “four june giveaways!”

  1. Nicole Kaplan says:

    I am working on some modern quilts for QuiltCon, a baby quilt, and some UFOs!

  2. Janet Wright says:

    I am going to hand quilt the last two quilts that I made in the Yukata class.
    Great for camping.

  3. Becky DuBose says:

    Thanks for benefiting this group with your give away. I a continuing to hand quilt my Civil War Repro sampler this summer. I have a wide variety of CW repro fabrics just waiting for use….your book would be one I would use to sew them into beautiful quilts.

  4. Linda says:

    I just finished four UFO quilts for the family of a friend who died of cancer. Now I am working on my unfinished quilts as this year’s project. Some I am wondering “what was I thinking?”. They may go to a better home.

  5. Marilynn Dondero-Rich says:

    Finish a number of UFO’s as have too many quilt projects started!

  6. Nadine Nakano says:

    I just purchased paganoonoo’s recycled clothing instructions for a Jean bogo jacket I want to get started on!

  7. Julie says:

    I am making a queen sized quilt for my guest room. I’ve only had the fabric and pattern SEVEN years!!

  8. Shari Kersey says:

    I am working on Patches of Blue by Edyta Sitar and my LQS block of the month. I want to make a baby quilt too. Just got the fabric for that.

  9. Dottie MACOMBER says:

    Ooo, I love quilt history!
    My summer projects are to finish up items for my guild’s show in October: put a binding on a twin sized quilt, finish a baby quilt, finish a Halloween table runner for my nephew, and make a couple other table runners for my friend and her mother for Christmas!

  10. Karen M says:

    I recently retired so I have more time to sew every day. My goal is to get my UFOs completed. I also plan to sew sleeves and labels on a few recently completed quilts so they will be ready for my guild’s October quilt show.

  11. Nancy Blankenship says:

    I am working on a Christmas quilt and collecting fabric for another Christmas quilt I hope to begin working on soon.

  12. Deb Woolley says:

    Working on a pattern from Quiltmania that is Asian themed hand applique geishas. I am doing in silks. I collected while in Japan and China.

  13. Linda Fleming says:

    #1 on my list is to finish a Mystery quilt. It’s ready now for the borders. After that I’m planning on making a quilt for my neighbor’s young grandson and starting a patriotic star quilt. Of course there’s always some ufo’s that are deserving some attention!

  14. yochi dayan says:

    I am preparing this summer two art quilts for two different shows. One show is about the five senses and for the other i got a fat quarter that i must use in my artquilt.

  15. sylvia says:

    I am working on finishing UFO’s. I have quite the pile of quilt tops and hope to get several quilted and bound. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

  16. Garen says:

    UFO- a couple of them at least pushed along a bit and hexie flowers!!!

  17. Christine Gross says:

    I am working on a modern large lap quilt that combines great color in the fabrics and plenty of grey background for hand stitching!

  18. Sheryl Ramstad says:

    I am starting a block exchange with quilting friends and doing Triangle Tango with grunge background !

  19. Darlene Arnswald says:

    I am working on a case cover for my featherweight, place mats for Meals on Wheels, several UFOs and an assortment of other Modern Quilt Guild group projects.

  20. suzi leong says:

    organize my sewing spaces, yes, spaces. I am all over the house…
    finish up some ufo’s and start some more. Cannot kept calm seeing all
    the new fabric collections out there.

  21. Karen A says:

    I am working on a mystery quilt with my guild, some monthly challenges, and my never shrinking ufo pile.

  22. Mrs. Plum says:

    I’m making a couple of comfort quilts, plus working on a long-term appliqué project. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Laurie says:

    mostly trying to finish up lingering projects! I hand-quilt everything, so I don’t rack up completed projects quickly and often.

  24. Barbara Kampas says:

    I plan on learning new techniques and incorporating them into quilts and hope to include my international fabrics in that endeavor.

  25. jane says:

    I’ve been wanting to try some scrappy wheels for some time. Also need to finish up a flotsam idea that I had to put away for awhile.

  26. Kathy Saunders says:

    So many projects, so little time! Working on Buttermilk Basin Mystery wool appliqué blocks, Quilts of Valor, several gift makeup zippered bags, and practice, practice, practice longarm quilting!

  27. Martha Wacker says:

    On my summer schedule: My first yukata quilt ( in progress); a baby quilt for my 7th grand niece/nephew, due in November; quilting a finished top with Kaffe Fasse fabric; re-learning sashiko stitch prior to doing more hand quilting!

  28. mzjohansen says:

    I made a promise to myself that I would finish what I have started before I will allow myself to begin a new project. So….I am putting together an appliqué quilt that has languished too long, and then will put together another project that I call my “Potato Chips” quilt…because when I made one block I just couldn’t stop! I collect quilt history books – so thank you for the opportunity to hold “Southern Quilts” in my hands. Schaffer always does such a stellar job with their books!

  29. Patti Bach says:

    I just finished a quilt for the adorable Lucy James, first grandchild of a good friend. I have another girl coming at the end of August so I will be making that quilt. Also working on a modern quilt for my neice Hannah which I will finish in the next 3 weeks; piecing the top now. I have another quilt top inches from being done for my husband and I that I plan to finish this summer. That’s all for now!!

  30. Kathy Gorman says:

    I am working on a triangle quilt this summer!

  31. sgrancio says:

    I’m going to keep chipping away at the 60+ unfinished projects I listed at the start of the year – 17 down, more moving along! Also starting new work, including using linen and more hand-quilting while contributing to my quilt group’s ongoing charity work. @sisansquiltstudio

  32. Shelly Burge says:

    This summer I’m working on several art quilts that have deadlines coming up much faster then I’m prepared for. I’m also helping my three young grandchildren learn to sew, their next project is pillowcases.

  33. Sandi Vadset says:

    Iam working on a Sue spargo kit. My first one!!!! Also working on a table running of a big long Snowmen all in wool. I want to do a art quilt using cotton to follow up with how to use it and wool together to put on wool.Thanks Sandi

  34. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    My plan for this summer is to finish quilting several tops that have been waiting for quite awhile. I belong to a modern quilt guild but find myself always coming back to the traditional patterns. These will always be “quilts” for me.

  35. Barbara Minton says:

    What quilt projects are on your list for this summer? I am trying to finish quilting a queen-size quilt for my son and new daughter-in-law (married 4/28/2018). Then I am signed up to take a 3-day class with Sue Spargo (hand work in wool) at Quilters Affair in Sisters OR.

  36. Pamela V says:

    I’m making a couple of wall-hangings for my dad.

  37. Maridel Armstrong says:

    I am finishing a modern table runner and am intending to complete 4 more Row by Row strips and put together two Row by Row quilts. In between those projects I have baby gifts to make and a baby quilt for a great grand baby expected in the fall.
    I think those will keep me busy.

  38. Beth says:

    I’ve got the 2017 BOM from the in a hoop for hand quilting. I hope to have it done for my quilt club’s 2019 show in June.

  39. LInda says:

    My daughter asked me to make a sofa quilt for her to go with her new living room furniture which is Arts & Crafts style. I have accumulated a nice collection of William Morris style prints and I am going to use those to make her a quilt.

    😉 Linda

  40. Karen Friedrichs says:

    I am challenging myself to make six Quilts for Kids for our local branch. I also plan to quilt three quilt tops. (Are we going to be held accountable? LOL)

  41. Pam says:

    I am hand quilting a small abstract piece. Hand quilting in the summer can be a little warm!

  42. Susan Henyon says:

    Mary visited Bayside Quilters in Easton, Maryland this week. Wow. We saw the Twisted exhibit. I chose to buy a different book, but would love to have one of these.

  43. Nancy Hower says:

    I am working on a queen size quilt, using black and whites fabric with a musical theme. It is a modified log cabin with a common connecting fabric thread throughout the top. I plan to use my embroidery machine and include some instruments on the back and in the quilting.

  44. Jude Swift says:

    I am currently working on about 6 quilts, and have plans to reinterpret some traditional patterns. also, i am going to do some hachi quilts with african fabrics.

  45. Ellee says:

    This summer I’m working on quilts for my grandchildren.

  46. Andrea Bursaw says:

    On deck for summer: complete a red-and-white challenge, continue work on a fused homage to my aging Beetle, finish binding husband’s napping quilt, and as a reward for all of this, begin design and stitching on an East Meets West mostly-blue quilt for myself!

  47. Terry Cullan says:

    I’m working on a currant quilt, almost done quilting but I want to do some beading on this one which I think will take some time.

  48. Nancy Balz says:

    Creating my own improv quilt to start the summer off. Next I plan to make the modern basic with Vanessa Goertzen’s pattern from her book Charm School for my daughter-in-law. Then end the summer in crazy quilting class. Lots of blocks, lots of fun!

  49. Cheryl Macomber says:

    I am working on a Row by Row quilt and also a mystery BOM. I also have everything I need to make a pinwheel quilt for my greatgrandaughter and hope to at least get the pieces cut this summer. Busy picking all of my summer yukata apart for future quilt backs.

  50. Pamela Stout says:

    I am currently working on a quilt for my husband which was to be a throw but he wishes it to be larger so one more row. Also need to bind a picnic quilt, and baby quilt. Then start on two baby quilts due in October and November. Dear to my heart is to make some lap quilts to donate for patients when they have chemo. Thank you for offering the giveaway for us.

  51. Sally Strawn says:

    I’m working in a Temperature Quilt reflecting the year I was born in Iowa; completing a quilt encompassing a Rob Appel Red Wolf I made a few years ago; finish quilting a Kaffe Fassett Bow tie Quilt ; etc. etc. etc.

  52. Brenda says:

    Want to: 1) finish up several WIPS (mainly Christmas) 2) piece wedding quilt for nephew, and 3) make at least one mini a month so I have a feeling of completion!

  53. Aime Augsburg says:

    This summer the quilting project I am working on is actually repairing an old quilt for a friend. It is used to be on her bed when she was young. She wants to return it to her mother who is 90 years old. It is an appliqué quilt with flowers and leaves. I’ve replaced the binding and am using a buttonhole stitch to reattach some of the appliqués. It is a big project!

  54. sharon says:

    I am finishing a kaffe fabric quilt for a good friend who is retiring this month.
    and I hope to make a modern quilt for my 15 y/o nephew who just moved into a new house.

  55. Sue Dillon says:

    I am finishing up lots of UFO’s