About the book
Feeling 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.
I asked to participate in a book tour for a coloring book. Instead of receiving an actual book, I received two coloring pages. Each “quilting pattern” in coloring page includes an inspirational Amish proverb.
As I determined which page to begin coloring, and as I then selected the colors I wanted to use, I began to unwind. I am a “color-in-the-lines” kind of gal and I have a fondness for quilting. I have made a few quilts in my younger years and even lived closed to Amish country where I could admire their work on a regular basis. I have since gone on to other endeavors, but my love of quilts and the Amish has not diminished in the least!
Here are some of the things coloring just one page did:
- Took away stress
- Helped clear my head to think about a story I am working on
- Gave me an appreciation for the time I had to make my quilts
- Gave me opportunity to pray for those whom the Lord laid on my heart
- Allowed me to feel young at heart, giving me the freedom to “color”
- Made me slow down and breathe deeply
And this from only ONE page! I am so excited to work on my second page soon. Now if I could just find a decent pencil sharpener!
About the Author
Rachel J. Good, inspirational 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: http://amzn.to/1VmIOUi. Visit Rachel at:
To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away two autographed copies of her Amish Quilts Coloring Book! Click here to enter: Giveaway