Now Touring: New York Beauties & Flying Geese

tracy • May 07, 2017 • 55 Comments

It was at Quilt Market that I had the pleasure of meeting Carl Hentsch where I found him to be quiet, polite and unassuming. Then I ran into him at another Quilt Market–which city I have no idea–but he reached into his messenger bag and pulled out a copy of his book Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today’s Home: 10 Brilliant Patchwork Quilts ( C&T/Kansas City Star, Sept. 2015, 96 pages) for me to review. 

Days later, I brought the book to my daughter’s school because we had to get to a concert an hour early to get seats in the tiny gym. Pulling out the book, I began reading it so I could start my review. My husband looked over my shoulder and said, “Wow, that quilt is really nice!” I agreed and kept reading. A few pages later, my husband again looked over my should, but this time leaned over to get his face right up to the pages.

“Look at how he used that stripe!” he said. “And wow! It really looks great up agaisnt this fabric here. He has great color sense!”

I kid you not. My husband was full on gushing. Over a quilting book. And he’s not a quilter.

Yeah, Carl is just that good.

So, fast forward to last fall when I run into Carl once again at Quilt Market (oh yes, Dear Carl. We will always have Quilt Market!), and he asks if I might be interested in joining his blog hop for a book that will be released this year. Like he even had to ask! I jumped, several times, at the chance. I didn’t even need a peek or a hint about what was going into it. I just knew it would be good. Carl did not disappoint.

Carl has a fantastic sense of color and advanced piecing skills. However, this should not scare away you newbie quilters. This book is a book that even though I was given a digital copy of the book, I am going to purchase my own personal version to keep as a reference. This one is a keeper!

From super feminine.

To nicely masculine.


To super colorful.

To this muted beauty…

Carl offers elegant quilts, fantastic instructions for paper piecing and construction, and enough information to tackle these complex quilts with confidence.

Start with a pillow or two…

And work your way up to a masterpiece. Carl will hold your hand along the way.

We’re giving away a copy of Carl’s book to one lucky reader. Simply leave a comment below telling us why you would like to win this book and we will draw a name on Friday. For more chances to win, please visit some of the other bloggers on this tour!

Mon. May 1:
C&T Publishing |

Tues. May 2:
Scott Hansen

Wed. May 3:
Sandy Whitelaw:

Thurs. May 4:
Teresa Silva:

Fri. May 5:
Angie Wilson:

Tues. May 9:
Pink Door Fabrics: Instagram @pinkdoorfabrics

Web. May 10:
Melissa Shields:

Thurs. May 11:
Sara Lawson:

Fri. May 12:
Carl Hentsch:


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  • Chris • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    This book looks like such fun. New technique with great color. I’d love to have a copy.

  • Aileen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #2

    Holy Guacamole! I love those quilts. This book looks awesome.

  • Andrea_R • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #3

    New York Beauty is on my quilt bucket list – and I’ve been quilting for 30 years. 😀

  • Laura • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #4

    Curved piecing intimidates me, but these are gorgeous so I’d love to try.

  • Dana Kuhnline • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #5

    I love New York Beauties this is exquisite work!

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #6

    I would like to win this book because all of the quilts and the pillow shown in this post are intriguing and look like fun to make.

  • paulette • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #7

    I would love the book for the Foxhole pillow to match the tuffet pincushion I will be learning to make later this week. His pillow is a must!
    All the other projects seem unique & fun
    P-l-e-a-s-e pick me for the give away:)

  • Peggy • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #8

    This book looks so inviting! That Crazy Tula is making me a little woozy – it is so awesome! Those pillows are on my must make list now too!

  • Alice Ronne • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #9

    Hmmmm….first up in the number 1 slot…I’d love to win this book! I’m ready to take the challenge of curved piecing since I’ve gotten pretty good at flying geese. Now on to New York Beauties! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Roxanne Sposato • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #10

    Circles! I love them and he certainly knows how to make them pop! I would love to make some of the pillows using my Kaffe and Tula prints. Can you imagine the color explosion. Love, love, love this book.

  • Lori Smanski • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #11

    i have been intimidated by doing circles. i would like to give it an honest to goodness try

  • Janet T • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #12

    I have to have this book because I am DROOLING over the quilts in this book!!! I am like your husband, loving every quilt I see, loving details in the quilts, the colors. Can’t get enough!

  • Allison in Alabama • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #13

    This is an awesome book! Those quilts are so fantastic and the pillows – they are on my bucket list of things I have to make soon!!! Love the pillows!!!!

  • Barb Miller • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #14

    Another great book by Carl Hentsch!

  • Stephanie Cheng • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #15

    I would love to have this book. I feel like it will enhance my sense of color and how I use color in my quilts!

  • Jean McKinstry • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #16

    So many to choose from, but the pillow in blues and greens, beautiful .This would be a book I would treasure, and read, again and again, not one to be left in the bookcase, but open at a different page every day. A quilter’s delight from front cover to back. I would be in 7th heaven to have Carl’s New York Beauties and Flying Geese.

  • spierssusan • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #17

    I love the way Carl uses HST’s & creates circles-amazing! Would love to try this even though I am only a year into quilting. Thank you, Susan

  • Vicky Laws • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #18

    The projects look amazing – something to aspire to – since in my mind – way beyond my capabilities.

  • Mary Beth • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #19

    Your description of Carl’s book makes it a must have! Hope I win it!

  • Chris Motl • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #20

    i’m making lots of circular blocks lately and this book would expand my knowledge.

  • Jane Rundle • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #21

    I love the circles! they are so popular at the moment, yet very timeless and traditional! a great inspiration.

  • springleafstudios • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #22

    Winning this book would be so inspiring. The use of color is enough to capture my attention but I love quilts with circles and have always admired the look of New York Beauty blocks. I’d share it with our modern guild library.

  • Sara Beth • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #23

    I’d love to win this book! The pillow is to die for and I have got to see more examples of what made your husband gush over Carl’s quilts.I love the patterns you’ve shared on this page as well. Plus, I live in NY, love geese (as posts on my blog attest), and work in book publishing–I’m really hoping it means I’m meant to win this lovely item!

  • Linda Carlson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #24

    What a terrific harmonic collaboration between form and color sense! Congratulations to Carl, Tula and the quilters who made the quilts and projects sing!

  • Madalyn Lind • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #25

    These quilts are stunning! You described him exactly as he comes across in his Craftsy class that I’m signed up for. He’s a great teacher and the book looks great too!

  • Teena • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #26

    It’s so awesome! All those arrows(flying geese) and so colorful. I sure would love to have the book. It is fun and challenging Id love to attempt. thanks for the chance to win.

  • Sue Laughton • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #27

    Ooooh! Flying Geese in a circle! I love that!!

  • caltexgal • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #28

    I love inspiration & knowledge I gain from reading a great quilt book! This one looks like a winner, I hope I am too…, becki

  • Lee • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #29

    flying geese are my favorite – I am already in love with this book!!

  • bgalinak • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #30

    I am a teacher and a quilter and am always looking to learn something new… especially a technique that results in such gorgeous quilts.

  • Janie M • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #31

    I would like to make one or two of these pillows. Then try my hand at a quilt. Lovely colorful post. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Mindy Sassower McLees • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #32

    I need inspiration badly… Would love this book!

  • Laura Downs • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #33

    I would love to won this book because I enjoy paperpiecing and this would stretch my knowledge.

  • Rosalind Gutierrez • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #34

    I have some Tula Pink fabric which is perfect for the “Crazy Tula” quilt.

  • Chris @ The Art of Making Blog • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #35

    I would like to win this book because I agree with you (and your husband) that the colors are amazing!

  • Lou • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #36

    I would love a copy of this book as I have been searching for a more complex project that wouldn’t bore me and this is definitely it!

  • Donna • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #37

    Why would I like to win a copy? Because I love quilts! These are beautiful!

  • Linda Williamson • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #38

    This looks like an amazing book. I’d love to make some of these designs. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  • Sue • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #39

    I have been wanting to make a NY beauty quilt for a while now. I think this book might be the inspiration I need to finally do it. So many beautiful choices

  • Scarlett • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #40

    I am loving this wonderful book. I have always wanted to learn paper piecing. It would make my day if I win a copy.

  • Marlene Clausen • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #41

    Curves are sadly lacking in my personal quilting skill set. That needs fixing!

  • Gayle Allen-Grier • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #42

    Looks like another book I have to have!!

    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

  • BOUVET Danielle • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #43

    In France, we have’nt chance to find so much patterns and interesting tutorials.
    I like to sew by machine, and all I learn is with internet. I do’nt all understand,but I try !! Even I use 1/4 ” seam allowance and I bought rulers graduated in inches.
    I want progress.
    Thank you

  • Gill • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #44

    This looks a fantastic book – I love the fox hole pillow!

  • Laura • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #45

    These patterns are fantastic. Would love to have the great instruction to be able to build these beautiful curved blocks.

  • Beth T. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #46

    I love flying geese, and New York Beauties are on my quilts-bucket-list but I’ve been too intimidated to try them. I think this is the book for me; thanks for the chance to enter.

  • Pam S • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #47

    Thanks for all the eye candy in this post! I love all the colors and designs in this book. It would keep me sewing flying geese for years!

  • Lynne Stucke • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #48

    Why would I like to win this book? Well, 1) It looks AMAZING!!! and 2) I have a fear of curved piecing. Perhaps the amazing patterns in this book would challenge me enough that I’ll give curved piecing a try!!! Thanks for an chance to win a copy. (lynnstck[at]

  • Cecilia • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #49

    The New York beauty is on my bucket list and these projects are gorgeous! I would love to start with one of Carl’s pillows.

  • Summer • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #50

    I’m new to curved piecing, but already love it and want to do more! I have made many, many flying geese and haven’t totally mastered it yet. So, I need more practice, and I’d love to learn from this beautiful book!

  • Nicole Sender • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #51

    I would love to have this book so I could get help sewing curves. I love the bright colors and beautiful designs that are in New York Beauties and Flying Geese.

  • itsmeval • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #52

    I would love to see the whole bool and share it with the groups i attend!

  • Lunebeam • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #53

    I haven’t made a New York beauty yet and I would love to give it a try!

  • Kathy E. • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #54

    I’ve always adored the New York Beauty projects and would love to make one of my own!

  • Paula • 4 years ago
    COMMENT #55

    I’ve always love NYB quilts! I’ve done a small one, so I’d love to branch out with some of these … Thank you for the giveaway!

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