Sunday, May 8, 2016

Amish Quilts Coloring Book Book Tour and GiveAway

About The Book
Amish Quilts Coloring BOOK coverFeeling stressed? Why not relax with an adult coloring book?                                                                                            Rachel J. Good’s Amish Quilts Coloring Book takes you back to a time and place that’s calm. Immerse yourself in a world of peace as you color the 25 different quilts.

Inspired by quilts seen in Amish country, many of these designs are based on traditional patterns, but some have been reimagined or repeated multiple times to create more intricate designs to color. Each quilt is printed on only one side of the page; facing pages contain inspirational Amish proverbs. To make the quilts even more colorful and interesting, sketch fabric designs – plaids, checks, paisleys, flowers, or abstract shapes – into the larger quilt blocks, use pattern stamps, or even collage fabric scraps to the pages. And if the designs inspire you to make quilts of your own, the pages can be used as templates for quilt-making.

About the Author
Rachel photo webRachel J. Goodinspirational author, writes life-changing, heartfelt novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of Amish romances in the Sisters & Friends series. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student in Writing and Illustration at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. 
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My Thoughts:                                                                                                                                       Below is a picture of one of the samples I was provided for this tour, the words at the top of the page reads "Keep your words soft and sweet in case you have to eat them." 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I thought the patterns were to small. I have to be close to the paper in order to keep the colors in the lines. It did help with stress until my neck, back and hand started to cramp and ache from being bent over the page and from having so small of an area to color in. I like the concept of it and the patterns, if they were bigger. I am thinking about getting the book and seeing if they are all this small. I think my granddaughters would like this. I even think the pages might be fun to color together with them, they could color the small lines and I could do the bigger lines. I have enjoyed seeing the different ways that the other bloggers have colored the two pages we were given. I have only included one page because I am saving the second example and letting my granddaughters color it.
Blog Stops
May 4: Bookworm Mama
May 12: Petra’s Hope
May 14: A Greater Yes
May 14: Artistic Nobody
May 15: Quiet Quilter
To buy the Amish Quilts Coloring Book:


Amish Quilts Coloring BOOK cover

To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away two autographed copies of her Amish Quilts Coloring Book! 
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  1. Thank you for a great review, Debbie. Are the color combinations left to one's own imagination? Would you consider the finished pages something that could be framed? I can "see" matted pictures in a guest bedroom, a small office or sewing room.

    I really do love the concept and think that Rachel has come up with a great idea here. It should inspire creativity from quilters and admirers of quilting as well. j

    1. Joyce, What a fun idea to matt the finished pictures! They could be color-coordinated to match the room &/or to create some color accents in monochromatic room. You
      could even use the designs to make matching throw pillows.

      Thanks so much for your words of encouragement!

  2. Yes you can color it anyway you want

    1. Debbie, I appreciate you featuring my coloring book on your blog. You did a great job on the sample page (many of the designs in the book are larger, so I hope you find ones you find relaxing). I'm looking forward to seeing your granddaughter's finished pages too.

  3. It may be an enjoyable idea to do this with your grandkids. Their vision is usually so sharp! No bifocals for them!

    Thanks for an honest review, Debbie.