Final BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Day at Sunny Brook

Maggie Bonanomi has a style all of her own.  Her 6th book with Kansas City Star Quilts – A Day at Sunny Brook Farm: Primitive Projects to Recall  Home Life in the 1800s – is today’s book giveaway.

This is a little tale about three sisters living in rural Lafayette County in the mid 1800s.

Inspired by the rich colors of a vintage quilt, an 1899 book of advice, and a favorite doll, this book takes you to Sunny Brook School for Girls. Explore and make the necessary items for every part of their lives: classroom study, sewing, exercise, rest, finer skills and sleep.

Maggie supplies the projects that will take the girls though their days! And what an abundance of projects: a sampler, mending baskets, a chatelaine, pincushions, a fireplace screen, pillows and more pillows, a throw, pinched purse, several hooked rugs, a bed cover, daily books, even a flower press.  Here is a sampling of the projects:

Flower Press

Bee Garden Fireplace Screen

Daily Books and Journals

Cozy Scalloped Throw

Elizabeth's Sampler

Starry Starry Night Bed Cover

The Three Sisters

Tulip and Peony Hooked Rug

Mending Baskets

Starry Night Hooked Rug

To enter for a chance to win a FREE copy of this book, simply comment on this blog post.  Do  you consider your tastes to primitive like Maggie’s?  How often do you work on smaller projects versus big quilts?

And remember, there’s still time to enter into the drawings for String Fling, Springtime in the Rockies, The Garden Quilt, and Czecherboard Quilts.  We’ll be drawing the winners next week!

23 Comments

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23 Responses to Final BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Day at Sunny Brook

  1. phersl

    I adore primitive, in art and needlework. Modern has its place but this will last forever.

  2. bettyls

    What a grand idea… Winning this book would be fun!

  3. nztracey

    I love to make smaller item and give them away as gifts. The primitive look is a real favorite of mine and Maggie does it so well.

  4. Therese

    I don’t make a lot of prim, but do like the hooked rugs and the fireplace screen. I make lots of smaller projects.

  5. hkmcmill@centurytel.net

    The fire place screen and the journal cover are wonderful. I love all the pictures but like them the best.

  6. The items in this book look so interesting and fun. I don’t do a lot of primitive projects but love them when I see them.

  7. dancn4nana

    I love the colors.

  8. Ginny Worden

    Maggie’s style is so interesting, and I love the tales she tells in her books.

  9. DeedeeSwift

    I prefer smaller projects and I love the primitive style! I would enjoy this book very much!!
    Deedee
    Topeka, KS

  10. hueisei

    Great book. I prefer to work on small projects :)

  11. Lorri

    I love primitive projects and learning about the 1800′s. I am always looking for wonderful new books! Thanks
    Lorri
    Kaysville Utah

  12. Connie Martin

    I love Maggie’s books! This one is a must to have. I am one of three sisters (the middle child, eeks!), so I need this book. I love the flower press and the fireplace screen. The mending baskets look interesting to make. I love primitive. I feel like I lived in the 1800′s, maybe I did. I love this give-away!
    Connie

  13. holycow175

    This sounds like a great book, and I’d love to be the winner. I’ve never read any of the books though now I will be checking them out. Thank you:)

  14. I love all of Maggie’s projects! I work on smaller things during my big projects so I have a finish once in a while.

  15. elaine

    I love primitive projects. I have been wanting to make a fireplace screen for a while now, and this one is just the project for me. I hope I am the lucky winner. Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. Teresa Brunker

    This book would be a wonderful addition to my current study of that era. I live in the location where the Santa Fe Trail crossed the Oregon and California trails in Kansas. What a rich and exciting time in American history. We can read about and be inspired by the young women who lived during a time when creativity and mastering needlework was a must. With this book I can follow their path. I enjoy working on smaller projects I can take on the go and quilting stays at home.

  17. kathyven

    New ideas…old ideas…ways to use fabric I’ve not thought of. I love to explore new books.

  18. iowatallgirl

    I love the cozy scalloped throw – looks like it would be quick and easy to make. Since I work FT, quick and easy is my perfect project. My house has primitive ‘genre’. LOVE the look. It is great with all my antiques.

  19. iowatallgirl

    I love the cozy scalloped throw. Looks like it would be super simple to make which suits me just fine as I work FT (which gets in the way of my quilting – ha). Primitive style is my favorite. My house is filled with primitive items & antiques.

  20. ChristineinMI

    I lean towards Primitive and really like Maggie’s books, ideas, and projects. This book looks really interesting. I prefer the smaller projects instead of a larger one, as I seem to find the time to finish them. Thanks for a chance to win this book!

  21. Addie R

    In addition to quilting, I enjoy painting in a folk art style so primitive designs have great appeal to me. Maggie is a master of course! I’m also a beginner rug hooker who admires her designs who hopes to hook one of them soon.

  22. Addie R

    Oops, the comment should read, “. . . who admires her designs AND who hopes to hook one of them soon.”

  23. ihearttextiles

    This book is on my wish list! I usually stick to small projects (to lessen chances of UFOs). LOL. The Starry Starry Night Bed Cover is calling my name. I also keep checking your site for news about Stacy Nash’s book. Major swoon over Maggie and Stacy’s needlework styles. Thank you!!

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