Sunday, May 15, 2016

What Could be Better Than a Coloring Book Filled With Amish Quilts!!!!!!

"Amish Quilts Coloring Book"
By Rachel Good

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.
What a great way to "de stress"!  For those of us who have busy lives, sometimes it is just a pleasure to sit back and enjoy something many of us haven't done for years!! I loved coloring  as a child and still do! I find it a way to unwind after a busy day. It is also a fantastic way to rid oneself of stress and worries that build up deep within us , living in this fast paced world. 
I am a quilter as well, so this book appealed to me immediately. Often too weary to quilt after an active day, sitting down with a coloring book gives me time to reflect on life in general and often totally forget what is going on around me. The Amish Proverb at the top of each page makes this book very special. Not only do you color, but you can find enjoyment in thinking of how these proverbs apply to us! They are practical, often sounding humorous, but each has a deeper meaning !  
The pages, at first , appear to have very tiny areas to color, however, once begun, they don't seem so challenging at all! I enjoyed choosing the colors. Every quilt will look so different, depending on colors and designs. This is much the same thing that occurs when you are designing and sewing a quilt. 
Here are the two sample pages that I colored for this review! I totally enjoyed every moment! I highly recommend this book to all lovers of coloring!

This sample was provided by the author and CelebrateLit, in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

About the Author:
Rachel 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. To buy the Amish Quilts Coloring Book: Visit Rachel at:

Purchase your copy here.
Here is a link to a fantastic giveaway:
Rachel is giving away two autographed copies of this coloring book.

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Blog Stops

May 4: Bookworm Mama
May 12: Petra’s Hope
May 14: A Greater Yes
May 14: Artistic Nobody
May 15: Quiet Quilter

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  1. What a neat idea !! I need one of these.

  2. Thanks for reviewing the book, Karla! Your quilting experience show in the beautiful colors you chose for your patterns.