I was over on Amazon the other day. I was at the computer and a quilt idea popped into my head that I wanted to make another small quilt to hang on my quilt ladder. My go-to for that is typically Country Threads patterns. I went to Amazon to “page” through the books and see what quilt I might want to make. I have several of the books already. I was just too lazy to go upstairs and get them.
When I got there and typed in Mary (one of the author’s names) the books came up and WOW. They were half-price and even more off. That’s when I remembered that Martingale Publishing, the author of their books, had closed.
That lead me down a long (way too long) rabbit hole. I started looking up some of my favorite authors to see if those books were greatly clearanced out too. They were…
Moda All Stars
Two of a Kind Quilts is currently $6.01. That is less than the price of a magazine…and it’s a GREAT quilt book. You can read the review HERE.
Fresh Start Quilts by Mary and Connie of Country Threads fame. You can read my review HERE.
WOW…It’s hard to believe that all that work is gone. I knew about the closing and I knew books would be put on clearance…but WOW. To believe a newly published book, that a great book like Two of Kind Quilts, would be only $6.01. That was a harsher reality for me. That isn’t even the cost of one pattern.
So admittedly, I did look around while I was Amazon and even though I don’t need any, I bought a couple of quilt books. Some are cheaper than a magazine. That makes them so hard to resist. I used to say I couldn’t buy a book unless there were three quilts in the book I wanted to make. At this price, I can buy a book just for entertainment.
I ended up buying books by Julie Henderickson, County Seat Quilts. I had wanted to buy her book County Seat Quilts and I never did. Well, I did now. Several people have been giving me their Reproduction fabric so I better get sewing with it!!
I was good. That was the only book I got. I sure was tempted to buy more.
Olivia at Pumpkin Hollow Quilts on Flosstube just showed a quilt she made from the book. I wanted to make it but didn’t have the book. Now I do!! Or at least it’s coming in the mail!!
It’s so sad. I hope these great designers can stay strong after the terrible blow of Martingale closing. I can totally relate. We had our book published the same week Kansas City Star Publishing closed. Our book never got a chance to be promoted. We had ZERO notification. It was such a blow.
I just thought I would share the sale with you. Maybe you can get a new book for yourself or stock up and buy presents for your quilting friends.