Bye-Bye Quiet Books

Update: Please see Simply Fresh Designs DropBox for Download of quiet books.

The unfortunate news for today is thus: I cannot continue to share the quiet books with content from lds.org. Although I’ve tried very carefully to be honest and follow the lds.org terms of use, it appears the LDS Intellectual Property Division didn’t agree. They contacted me and said that images and text from lds.org are for individuals to create their own projects but not to distribute to others. Sharing or distributing anything I create using their images didn’t meet their terms of use, even though I wasn’t making any money.

Also, for your information, the IP Division said that printing quiet books, which contain lds.org content, through a professional print shop, such as Costco, was fine, as long as they were for immediate family only. The sharing of files with others was the violation.

Bottom line, I am having to indefinitely pull all posts and files for Quiet Books and Primary Sharing Time Monthly Themes. The LDS Church does have a process to request permission to use their content in this manner, and I plan to look into that, but I’m not holding my breath that such approval will ever come to pass.

So – for now. I apologize. I’m sad because I know thousands of you around the world enjoyed these quiet books. I feel selfish keeping them all to myself. I hope you can continue the tradition by creating your own books for your families. I’d be happy to create other quiet books in the future with original text and artwork (anyone out there want to volunteer to be the artist?!)… but we’ll see how things go after I have my baby in August.

Keep checking back for updates and new items going into the shop soon.

290 replies
  1. Bobbie Murphy
    Bobbie Murphy says:

    Sad, sad day… Luckily I had all of them printed thus far! They were such gorgeous books and we LOVE them very much at our house! Sad that I never got the Old Testament ones! 🙁

  2. Natalie Zuidhof
    Natalie Zuidhof says:

    I wondered what happened today when your last post disappeared! I love all the great things you created for us! my kids love the quiet books. Thanks for all your hard work and good luck with the new baby!!

  3. LaVon Wilson
    LaVon Wilson says:

    I love these books and so do my grand kids. I have the files downloaded and we as a RS were planning on using them for our Super Sat in a few months, Should we not do that?

    Tanks for all your wonderful work. I know they took lots of time and i so appreciate people like you who share with people like me who are so un talented.

  4. Sheri
    Sheri says:

    How sad. I was just getting ready to download your newest one!! Do you know how to contact them and express our sadness? We are continually asked to share our talents to help spread the gospel and now they are asking you not to. For those of us not talented in this area, we are going to miss out on your unselfishness.

  5. Angela williams
    Angela williams says:

    Thank you for doing them, even if the church didn’t agree. My kids love them and I am grateful that I printed them all out last month. The ave been a life saver during the sacrament! Thanks again and good lukwith the baby!
    Angela

  6. Kim
    Kim says:

    That’s unfortunate–those books are incredible. I agree with Sheri’s thoughts. You used your talents in an incredible way to benefit others. Thanks for the things you did share. I feel lucky!

  7. mentalutopia
    mentalutopia says:

    Thank you for all your hard work. I am extremely happy to have downloaded ALL of the quiet books earlier today, because they are fabulous. Perhaps you will be able to get permission to distribute them again in the future.

  8. deanna
    deanna says:

    Oh, that is so sad! I get where you are coming from. I get where the IPD is coming from, too, though. I wonder if enough of us wrote in and expressed how wonderful your creation was??? 🙂

    Thanks for what you did, though. My boys LOVE the five I was able to print out. I was looking forward to the Old Testament one…oh well.

  9. Carla
    Carla says:

    Thanks for your great service and sharing your talents. Best wishes with the baby. I hope you can come to agreement with the IPD as we love your stuff and they help bring our children and families closer to Christ.

  10. Brianne
    Brianne says:

    Sad! Thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing it with us. I am glad that I have already downloaded all of your beautiful quiet books. My girls have loved looking at them during sacrament meeting, and I love looking at them too! I hope that the church will give you permission to continue to share them with others.

  11. Katie
    Katie says:

    Oh no!! That makes me so sad!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! I love everything you’ve done and I hope some how it works out and you can share again!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

  12. Maioha
    Maioha says:

    Oh that’s too bad 🙁 I had bookmarked them to make in years to come. But at least you are being honest 🙂 Good luck with the baby!

  13. Sarah Brown
    Sarah Brown says:

    Sad indeed! I’m glad I downloaded the new one on my parents’ computer. I didn’t get around to getting it on mine yet. I love that you have shared your talent with us. Maybe if you tell us the topics of each card we can submit original work or pics we have taken that might match and you could still make them.
    I hope all goes well with your new little one!

  14. Janice
    Janice says:

    Could you share the layout/ words /stories and take off the pictures? I can find my own pictures to make them. Please, please… they shouldn’t have a problem w/ that, right?

  15. Shannon s.
    Shannon s. says:

    I am SO sad!!!! Thank you, thank you for being kind enough to share your talents with us! I had downloaded one of the quiet books and it’s a BIG help in getting my kids to be quite during Sacrament meeting.

    Maybe there is a talented pean who would be willing to do drawing for your books? I would pay $ for then, they are awesome! You are so very talented!!!
    it’s kinda ironic- it was On my list od things to do today was to download the new quiet book! : (

  16. Alison
    Alison says:

    Oh that makes me so sad. Your work is fabulous and we love our quiet books. I’m so glad I got your most recent one before you had to take it down. Maybe you could contact the church to find out if there is a way you could design these digital quiet books for the church website or something similar. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  17. Emi
    Emi says:

    Is there a contact at the Church that we should write to request that your wonderful work and sharing SHOULD continue? If so, would you share? Thanks!

  18. Connie
    Connie says:

    can you still have the pictures of them on here so that we can look at them for ideas… like you can you have them on here without making them possible to download?

  19. JaNae
    JaNae says:

    Oh so sad! Thank you for all your work and for finding such a great way to share your talents. I like the idea of printing them without the picture…maybe letting older kids illustrate? It would make a great faith in god or personal progress project. Good luck finding new avenues to feel fulfillment and share your talents…and I hope they still involve all of us who remain strangers with common pursuits!!!

  20. Jen
    Jen says:

    Oh, dear. This is tragic. I LOVED your quiet books. I, thankfully, had all of them downloaded too, except the newest one. So I’m asking for you to share your knowledge. How did you get the pictures from lds.org and save them into a printable format. I think the most recent ones that you did, the bright ideas, would be doable, since I wouldn’t have to add any text. Anyway, just thought I’d see if there was an easy way to do it. I also was looking forward to the Old Testament one. Sad day.

  21. Amy @ MoMomma
    Amy @ MoMomma says:

    I am sad as well but completely understand. If you decide to go forward with your own quiet books, please post about what you are looking for. I know there are many photographers out there (like myself) who would be willing to donate their time and talent and submit a photo for such a cause!

  22. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    I’m really sad also. I was so looking forward to an old testament quiet book . However, I would talk to Jessica at http://latterdaychatter.blogspot.com/
    She is amazing! However she is haaving a boy in August or September! Thanks for all your work! You’re amazing. I know how hard it is to get things done with four little ones! I have four and my oldest is six!

    Good luck with new baby girl coming!

  23. Nicki
    Nicki says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work. We have loved the quiet books that you shared on your blog and will miss any future ones! Hopefully, lds.org will change their policy– your projects were so much cuter than almost all other LDS content I’ve seen online. Blessing to you in all you do!

  24. Quimby
    Quimby says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope you aren’t in any serious trouble (eg having to pay a fine) for the work you have done. The books were simply lovely; I wish there was some way this could be resolved so that you could continue to offer them.

  25. kristi
    kristi says:

    This was on my project list too. What you shared was so beautiful. If there is a way for you to still post ideas for us to complete or “fill in the blanks” that would be awesome…but might be too much trouble for you.

  26. Ashlee
    Ashlee says:

    Oh no! I’m so sad to hear the news. 🙁 Thanks for all you did. We have sure loved the couple we have received through you. You have a talent and gift. I wonder if there is a way for you to create them without putting in the pictures..then we can go to LDS.org and get the pictures ourselves…? an idea!

  27. Sara
    Sara says:

    I’m sorry this happened to you. I was just told about your site and was looking forward to printing off the quiet books for my son. Hopefully you can work with the church to get the quiet books back up!

  28. Martha Bigler
    Martha Bigler says:

    Oh, darn it! That is so sad! Especially since you put all that hard work into making these for us. But we understand that you have to follow their rules. I still hope you can find a way to continue doing them and I look forward to your upcoming ideas & projects. Thank you!

  29. Jedda
    Jedda says:

    I’m so sad too. Thank you for being so kind to include others in your creativity. I found that these were great to use to share the gospel and I’m grateful for the ones I have for my little ones. Thanks again!

  30. Tori
    Tori says:

    I’m very sad too. I downloaded the BoM stories for my kids and had them printed. They love them. So if I understand this correctly, I can still print all I want for my own personal use (not reselling of course) but you as the website administrator cannot distribute anymore? Sad, sad day, but I understand and commend you for doing the right thing.

  31. Tracy
    Tracy says:

    I am just sick about the loss of your great talents for those fantastic quiet books. I do understand both sides and respect your for decision to take them off the site. I just wished that the IPD understood that there are many of us that don’t have anything even close to your talent in this area and are very sad to loose such a great tool to teach children and help keep them quiet in a gospel oriented way during sacrament meeting.

  32. Marcie
    Marcie says:

    Oh darn it! That is SUCH a bummer! I just found out about your site and only got ONE book done! I have to ask too…..is it a violation if you send them via e-mail? I would LOVE to get the other ones. We use them in Primary and Sacrament all the time. You are SO amazing and talented and I am just thankful I got one book instead of none! Thanks for all you did!

  33. Lucy Drake
    Lucy Drake says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your creative, inspired work with us to download and use for our families. I had already printed off some for my grandchildren. From what I understand, there is no problem for my grandchildren to have them. Right?

  34. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    I’m so sad. I was planning on using the new testament one for my primary class since that is what we are learning about this year, but didn’t download it. Bummer. I even linked the prophet one from my blog. I think I saw this comment already, but if it isn’t too much trouble could you post them minus the pictures? Then maybe we can add a picture or at least have the facts. Hopefully you’ll be able to get permission for the entire books. I know lots of people who would benefit & enjoy the books.

  35. Jamie
    Jamie says:

    I had just found these today…a friend had passed them back a bench to my kids to look at and we LOVED them, so I wanted to get on here as fast as possible to find them, only to find this. I am so sad, but thank you for your beautiful ideas.

  36. Victoria S.
    Victoria S. says:

    Thank you for sharing your talents and time to make those books! I’m glad I got them before they had to be deleted. We have all the sets printed and use them at bedtime each night as our scripture reading time. They are so much easier to read for beginning readers and a great introduction to scripture stories and gospel topics. I love the 4×6 format that we can take to church, read at bedtime and we’ve taken them on trips too. As a Primary president our focus is on the scriptures this year. I got a stuffed animal turtle, put a backpack on him, put a copy of the Book of Mormon quiet book you made inside and send ‘Scripture Turtle’ home with a different family each week. The kids report each Sunday on which stories they read out of the book you made. Several parents have asked for copies and I’ve referred them to your site. I’m so sad you had to take them off your site. Maybe the church could think about publishing your designs officially and make them available to everyone on their website. It was such a great combination of the gospel art pictures and stories, much better than the old cartoon scripture story books. I also just made 2 sets to give to my nephews as baptism gifts. Thank You so much for sharing such a wonderful resource!!!!

  37. K Hunt
    K Hunt says:

    I, too, am totally disappointed. I ordered the full sets and when we picked them up, a whole bunch of the pictures were missing. I just went in to reorder them today and it’s no longer available. 🙁 Now I have multiple incomplete sets. I have no idea why the full sets didn’t print. I’ve seen several people ask but haven’t seen a response….can they be emailed?

    Thanks.
    KH

  38. erica england
    erica england says:

    darn it! these were on my list to get printed and i just got on to download them. i’ve seen numerous people ask, but could you email them? i’m only using them for my little family of two boys! i would love if there was a way you could email it!!

  39. June
    June says:

    Sad! And right as I just found out about this! Would anyone who has the files savd be willing to email me the files? Many thanks!

  40. IzyMoe
    IzyMoe says:

    Just a quick question. I never saw a quiet book here. Is it possible for you to simply photograph the “idea” of the book? I can copy just about anything, but I don’t know what the quiet books are.
    Thanks.

  41. Tyler
    Tyler says:

    If you would like any help in trying out the IPD process of having your quiet book files being share-able ask me. I’m sure if you need any help with this anyone of us would be willing to help. It’s worth the shot to try.
    Sometimes the Church is a little overprotective it its stuff. The Church is still true, it’s just full of ‘peculiar people’ in it’s administration and it’s members 🙂

  42. Crystal
    Crystal says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these. I found them on accident and was able to print them out. I am the mom of FIVE very active kids, and with a husband who is never there on Sundays, because of a calling, I am grateful that I have something they can look at. I am so glad that you were able to use your talents and share these with others. I hope that you can work this out and be able to share these once again. I will continue to check your website periodically. Good luck on the last few weeks of your pregnancy. Thanks again.

    PS your subway are is incredible. I LOVE IT!

  43. Amy
    Amy says:

    Oh I am so sad! I saw your quiet books one night when I was up with my newborn. I bookmarked it so when I had more time on my hands I could go back and print them. I also have a 6 and 3 yr old and was looking forward to sharing this with them. Is there any way I can get a copy by email or something? I a desperate for something to entertain my kids during church!

  44. julianna
    julianna says:

    If there is any out there who is able to “personally” share a file with me, I feel good in my heart about it… juliannaatc @ hotmail. com

  45. Misty
    Misty says:

    You just relax and take care of yourself and that little baby. These things will work out. I’m so sorry. I sure loved your stuff! You are very talented.

  46. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    I’m so glad I printed most of them off already. I love them all, I don’t know how we’d make it through sacrament meeting without them! I’m hopeful that it will all work out. Thank you for sharing your talents with those who aren’t as blessed.

  47. Deanne Brown
    Deanne Brown says:

    I would love a copy if you could e-mail them to me. mrs.dbrown@gmail.com. My neighbor had them in church today and she let my twins borrow them and they were wonderful. Today was the first day in a long time that we made through sacrament meeting without having to take someone out. They are awesome. Please send me a copy!

  48. Kim Perkins
    Kim Perkins says:

    I am SO SAD about this! I bookmarked your site about six months ago, with the idea in mind to come back to it and download your quiet books to use as a resource for my sharing times in Primary, as well as quiet Sacrament Meeting books for my busy almost-2-year-old. I am in desperate need of something for her to look at during that hour each week. I was so in love with them that I even wanted to make several for little Christmas gifts for my family members with children. Is there any way you could email me the books that I can download? I really, really appreciate your art and sharing it with all of us. You are truly an inspiration, and a kind, selfless example to us all. My email address is tkeperkins@gmail.com if you are able to send them to me. Thank you.

  49. August
    August says:

    I am so sad I didn’t print in time to make some for my boys! If you get a chance, and are able too, I would love a copy emailed to me as well. august(dot)moulton@yahoo(dot)com. Thank you!

  50. jamie smiley
    jamie smiley says:

    I am so sad!! I printed off a couple of your books awhile ago and wanted to do the rest. If there is any way for you to email me the files I would greatly appreciate it! The ones that I do have are wonderful and we use them every week in sacrament meeting. Thank you for sharing.

  51. Cara
    Cara says:

    Oh how sad…{sniff} I was looking forward to finally having some peace and quiet in church! I’ve heard so much about these darling books and hoped to snag them as well. I would love to have them e-mailed if you are willing to do that. Thanks for doing all that work and posting them to share, even if it was just for a short time! carachilds@gmail.com

  52. Hannah
    Hannah says:

    I would also LOVE a copy, if you are indeed emailing these out still. Thanks so much!

    hwoodbury (at) gmail.com

  53. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    If you do email out the files I would LOVE to be included. These are perfect for my children. nicole.h.crawley at gmail dot com

  54. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    Oh darn! Just found this and it’s exactly what i’m looking for! Is there a kind soul out there would will email them to me too? Pretty please? andrealeerice at yahoo dot com

  55. Health Confessions
    Health Confessions says:

    I’d LOVE a digital copy emailed if you’re able. These are incredible books! I saw them in McCall Idaho at a stake conference being used by a family with several children and the kids were all quietly enthralled and learning more about the gospel. I asked where she’d found them and she shared, but it was too late-by a few days! (: Keep seeing them on Pinterest too, darling!

    karli@healthconfessions.com
    zkyoufit@hotmail.com

  56. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    I would LOVE a copy! I had this post “pinned” on pinterest for a long time. I came back to print it and it was gone! SOOO sad!! I would really love a copy! princesskay728 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  57. Tori Stuckey
    Tori Stuckey says:

    I’d love to have them emailed to me as well if someone doesn’t mind doing it. Quiet during sacrament meeting is a goal that my family has yet to attain, but I’m hoping something like this will help. Thanks so much! jelle_head@hotmail.com

  58. Jana Norman
    Jana Norman says:

    I would really love a copy also. I want to make this wonderful quiet book for my grandson. Thank you so very much.

  59. Cassandra
    Cassandra says:

    I heard about you from a friend and she said that these books were wonderful and I too would love a copy if I could get one well. Thank you co much!!

    Cassandra

  60. courtney mortensen
    courtney mortensen says:

    I am really interested in gettting one of these quiet books. Doing it on my own, well I just don’t know where to start. I have three children 6 and under and this would be wonderful for them. If there is anyway you could help me out that would be wonderful! My email is courtneymort@gmail.com thank you so much!
    Courtney Mortensen

  61. Laura
    Laura says:

    Okay, if there is any of the readers above who were able to get them downloaded before they were pulled please e-mail me. I’d love to have these!
    llwaltz(at)gmail(dot)com

  62. Kara
    Kara says:

    Oh… I am so so sad. I understand…but I am so sad. I made some from your site for my daughter and we were going to make them at a relief society meeting, so I came back to share the link with the other ladies and found this. Thank you for taking the time to explain. I am thankful I was able to get my copies for my daughter.

  63. luisa Medina
    luisa Medina says:

    YO TAMBIEN LO LAMENTO, AUNQUE SE QUE TODO SALDRA BIEN. ME GUSTARIA SI ALGUIEN ME PUEDE MANDAR A MI CORREO LAS COPIAS DE LOS LIBROS, ESTARIA MUY AGRADECIDA. GRACIAS DE ANTEMANO

  64. michelle
    michelle says:

    OK for those of us that are creatively challanged, wonderful people like you that share are such a blessing. I hope this gets worked out for you. Can we take up a petition:) I’m doing books for my class for christmas. I really wanted the book of mormon stories quiet book. Are you taking requests?

  65. Suzie Newell
    Suzie Newell says:

    I am so bummed that these files are gone! I just saw some pictures of the finished project and they looked so cute! If you are able to email me the queit book files I would greatly appreciate it, thanks, my email is: newell_2010@hotmail.com

  66. Heather Elggren
    Heather Elggren says:

    I know you’ve had a ton of requests, but if you are able to send them in an email I would love a copy of the books! They sound wonderful!!

  67. Diana A
    Diana A says:

    If it’s possible to be emailed, I’d love to receive it…
    d3alex at q.com
    thanks so much for sharing your ideas and talents.

    Diana

  68. Leslie Jones
    Leslie Jones says:

    I’m so sad to hear this news. I had printed a few of your FABULOUS books and was coming to snoop for more. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us. I will snoop later to see if things have worked out in your favor.

  69. Leah
    Leah says:

    I agree with those who have commented above me – WOW! What a find!!! 🙂

    If you are able to email images, I’d love to get this printed for my 3 primary aged boys. Thanks!!!

    leah.h.s at gmail.com

  70. Stacie
    Stacie says:

    I’m so sad that I didn’t see these earlier! I would LOVE a copy of the books! I would so greatly appreciate it! They look just amazing! My email is hairspraymomma(at)yahoo(dot)com

  71. Maria Oliver
    Maria Oliver says:

    I would love to have an emailed copy if you can. I teach nursery in my ward and there are five nursery’s that we have currently.

  72. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    I also missed out on the opportunity to make these quiet books for my daughters (I guess I need to be a little more on the ball). If any of you have these files and would be willing to share them with me I would be forever grateful. lttl_grimmy@yahoo.com

  73. Shaila Bergquist
    Shaila Bergquist says:

    I am so bummed… I was going to print this out for my institute students!!! HOW do I find it on LDS.org??? THANKS!

  74. Tansy
    Tansy says:

    Oh, bummer! These looked so cute! Is there a way you could tell us the information that was on each page, and where you got it, so we could recreate them ourselves? I wouldn’t think that would be a violation…and maybe have blank templates where we can paste the information?

    If you are emailing out files, I would really enjoy having them as well. tnkrbel (at) hotmail (dot) com. Thank you!

  75. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    Hi,
    I see there’s a desire to be emailed with your lovely books. Could I be included in the list?

    Thanks,
    Kristen
    ktyers (at) hotmail (dot) com

  76. Sheila Ostler
    Sheila Ostler says:

    Hi,
    Could I PLEASE get an email linked to me for the quiet books? (all parts) I have one and want to make more…so sorry that you can’t post them anymore. Your work is wonderful! Thanks so much!

    Sheila Ostler
    sheila@ostlergroup.com

  77. Donna
    Donna says:

    So, are you overwhelmed with all the email requests??? If not, could I get one too!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!! What a great gift you have! Thank you!!
    Donna (ginnys3girl@hotmail.com)

  78. Aubrie
    Aubrie says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this… I know people that rant and rave about your books. But I do understand the copyright issue that came along with it. If you are allowed to email your books — I would love them all: aubriesmyth(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for your talent!

  79. Brenda Hansen
    Brenda Hansen says:

    Oh, I am so sad to hear that! I LOVED your ideas, and have done them for my kids for Christmas stocking stuffers and was looking on here again to get started. If you can email me any of the files, I would sooooo appreciate it! Good luck with your new baby!
    Brenda
    hansfam08(at)msn(dot)com
    and that’s a “zero” not an “oh” 🙂

    Thanks!

  80. Nancy Hart
    Nancy Hart says:

    Sorry, I’m sure you were being careful. I followed a link from The Idea Door and was looking for your book. My grandson turned 3 on Sunday and I love him to have some quiet books. If you are able to email them. Please add me to the list. Thank you.
    Nancy Hart
    nljhart@gmail.com

  81. richpeay
    richpeay says:

    I too would like to be emailed. I love my little books and I am very sad that they are gone. What a great tool they have been for my grand kids.

  82. Stephanie S
    Stephanie S says:

    I don’t know if you can email copies – or that violates as well. I’d love a copy but if you can’t can you email the text and LIST of the pictures so I can at least get those myself. What a beautiful idea. I just found it today!!

  83. Marisa
    Marisa says:

    Darn! I would have LOVED a copy. Could I get your quite books emailed to me too? marisa.benson(at)gmail(dot)com

  84. carrie
    carrie says:

    I’d love it if you could email me a copy of the “We believe” quite book I saw on pintrest. But, if you get a hundred million of these emails and don’t have time, I’ll understand too. Thanks!!!

  85. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    Is there any way you could post the pages without the pictures and just let us assemble them for our own personal use?

  86. Torri
    Torri says:

    I came here looking for Apostles and Prophets cards only to be met with this post…I’m so sad! I never even got to see the quiet books and I’ve been looking into things like that for my two little boys. I see that others have asked to be emailed the quiet book stuff, it seems like that might be part of sharing files with others that wasn’t okay, but if it isn’t–could you email them to me too? Or is there somewhere I could see a picture or something? I’d like to try to make them myself but have no idea what they were like to even know what they were or how to begin! Thank you!

  87. Erin
    Erin says:

    I love all the quiet book links including the articles of faith, apostles, children’s, and book of mormon. If you are emailing the downloads…I would love for you to email me. It is sad that you had to take it of your site. If you have found a way to distribute these in a way you feel is ok i would love them all. I wanted to have these made for conference weekend. Anyway, let me know. Erin

  88. Tiffany Young
    Tiffany Young says:

    I love your books also…so cute. I would love an email with the downloads too if you feel you can send them to me. I want to make them for my grandkids for Christmas….what if you did them with out the lds.org pictures and then we could supply our own that we glued onto the page?
    Let me know if you feel you can share these with your sister in Zion :)))) (that makes us family right)

  89. Dawn Clark
    Dawn Clark says:

    I love these books too. What a wonderful way to teach our children and keep them entertained in sacrament meeting. I know you had a new baby but if you find time to email me the content I would love to go to Costco and print these for my 3 kids. Thank you so much!

  90. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Hi
    I would love to have a copy of the quiet book you made sent to me if you can. We are doing a group swap of quiet book pages and I am looking for Ideas.

    thanks
    Jennifer

  91. sebie sabra
    sebie sabra says:

    Ditto to all the above. I would love a download link if possible. I loved the books and the ideas could be used from pre K to young women’s. tks

  92. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    How disheartening to find these on Pinterest and then come here and realize they are not available. So sad. I hope that you will be able to work out a way to share them, such great work you’ve done and could benefit so many people – for free!

  93. Ginger
    Ginger says:

    I would also love to download them, even if they don’t have pictures. It looks like you spent so much time on them, I hate to see it wasted! If you are e-mailing the downloads, could I be put on the list? Thanks!!

  94. Jennae Mitchell
    Jennae Mitchell says:

    I can help out with original artwork. If you email me what you are looking for, we can work out the details if you are still interested. If your quiet books are the ones I’m thinking of, I thought they were very cute and plan on making them when my daughter gets a little older.

    Jennae

  95. Amy Phipps
    Amy Phipps says:

    I stumbled upon your site while looking for quiet books for sacrament meeting. I would love to be emailed copies of the books you have. I was able to download the Articles of Faith book and just love it!! Thank you!!

  96. Stefanie
    Stefanie says:

    I would also love a copy of your lds quiet books. I have been looking all over for things like this for my little ones for church. They are the best and pretty much only ones out there!
    Thanks Stefanie
    stefanie@teamjonesey.com

  97. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    I saw others adding their emails in hopes of the downloads… so here is mine with BIG hopes of receiving them too! 🙂

  98. shannon ivanita
    shannon ivanita says:

    I also join the list of hopefuls. My husband is not a member yet…… but I thought the Book of Mormon stories would be great!!! We have 2 little ones under a year and a half and I’m looking for all sorts of teaching tools. My email is shannonwaldie@yahoo.ca. Thanks so much for your time

  99. Leisel
    Leisel says:

    So sorry to hear of your difficulties.

    I wonder if they would let you submit them as content to add to the lds.org website, or as something to include in one of the church magazines.

  100. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    Are you able to email the files?? If so please send one to me of the ABC quiet book hansen(dot)suz(at)gmail(dot)com. If not I understand and am sorry that the church has taken this step. It is making in hard for us to use and share the resources they provide.

  101. Julie Stewart
    Julie Stewart says:

    Me too! I was so excited to find this on pinterest and had my hopes crushed since I am not this creative on my own!! laneysmom(at)hotmail(dot)com pretty please!! You said it was okay for immediate family. We are ALL Heavenly Father’s children, so that makes us family, right?? Right! 🙂

  102. Christy
    Christy says:

    I found this page through craft critters and was so excited to have found something only to have your newest information. If you can, please email the quiet books. My kids would love them! Thanks so much! clhobbs19@gmail.com

  103. Yvonne
    Yvonne says:

    Sister missionaries showed me a copy of your quiet books and this website. Could you please email me a copy? Many thanks.

  104. Matea Bradshaw
    Matea Bradshaw says:

    I downloaded your quite books and absolutely LOVE them!!! I was really hoping that you’d make one with temples and one with previous prophets. If you ever do I would love to get a copy! It makes me feel bad that you can’t share them. They are a GOOD thing and such a great learning tool! Please let me know if other books are ever an option to get, I’d love more! Thank You!!!

  105. Teresa Almond
    Teresa Almond says:

    Heather,

    I would love to print off for my family a copy of your Book of Mormon, Prophets and Apostles and Childrens Quiet book. Please send me a copy to download. Thanks, A desperate mother to have reverent children at church. Teresa

  106. Susan
    Susan says:

    I have been searching for your quiet books for months!! I saw a gal with them in Stake Conference – her four kids loved them!! I have a daughter with a very active 2 1/2 year old that loves to run the length of the chapel and thru the choir seats with dad or mom after him and a little brother due any day!! I would love to get a copy from you – the gal I saw had 4 different ones which her kids LOVED!! Please help a Grandmother of 17 grandkids if you can.

  107. Rabecca Lassek
    Rabecca Lassek says:

    Hello. If it is possible to get a copy of the quiet books I would love it! Please send the file if possible. I saw them at a friend’s Relief Society Souper Saturday. They are awesome!
    Thank you.
    Rabecca

  108. Rabecca Lassek
    Rabecca Lassek says:

    Forgot to mention, if you need help compiling other quiet books, I would be happy to talk to you about it. 🙂

  109. Karen
    Karen says:

    I also would love a copy of these. They would be amazing for my kids to have. I have been looking for something like these for a very long time. Thanks!

  110. Haylee
    Haylee says:

    Ok, I’m gonna beg too…..if it’s at all possible for you to email me a copy of your quiet books for my personal use (I’m desperate for quiet during church)….I would be SO THANKFUL!! I’ve been searching for something like this for a long time. My email is bluedaisy_23@hotmail.com

  111. Amber
    Amber says:

    I don’t know if you are actually emailing these out, but if you are could please include me to? Either way I appreciate how willing you have been to share your talents with the rest of us. The number of comments is a real testament to the need for good quiet books and what a wonderful job you have done in making them! amberdraper@gmail.com

  112. Angie
    Angie says:

    If you are allowed to email, I see all the great comments on here and would love something I can make for my daughter she is 18 mos and drive me crazy during sacrament these books sound so good. Anyhow if not I completely understand also I just discovered your site today.

  113. Janille wiszt
    Janille wiszt says:

    Ah man I knew it would be too good to be true. But I understand where you are coming from But, if you get a hundred million of these emails and don’t have time to send it through an email. I’ll understand too. Thanks!!! You do great things!!!
    wisztcoupons@gmail.com

  114. joni anderson
    joni anderson says:

    Heather, I was wanting to make some of these for my children for Christmas and was wondering if you could share how to get some for immediate use. I’m sorry that you brilliant idea has been shot down. Some people follow the spirit of the law and others choose to follow the letter. Sad but inevitable. If you could give me some info on how to make them for myself I would greatly appriciate it! Thanks again for thinking of others, Joni

  115. Misha
    Misha says:

    I was so excited when I saw these books on pinterest, and so sad when I couldn’t download them. I know you must be overwhelmed with all the request for e-mails, but I would be so grateful. You have done an amazing thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  116. Celia Larson
    Celia Larson says:

    I was wondering if you could post the steps to make it along with the location of the pictures on the LDS.org website. Could you post the text portions and then I could add the pictures myself? I would love any advise you could spare on how to make these fablous books! My daughter LOVES the 13 articles of faith. She is 5 and almost has them all memorized from me printing your copies. Please email me at jcmjblarson@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Celia

  117. Shalie
    Shalie says:

    I’m not above begging….but I also didn’t see your answer to any of these question so forgive me if you’re sick of all the asking. Since I’m your sister in the gospel does that mean you could share them with me? They are for my personal sanity :0) I saw a lady with one at church and it would be so nice to have 4 to rotate through to keep my active kids less so during church!
    Thank you so much for all the work you put into these they are beautiful and I hope you make more they are a blessing to us moms and the church should see that!
    Shalie
    Belles1fan@hotmail.com

  118. Amy
    Amy says:

    I saw your quiet books on pinterest and was so excited to print some off. I’ve always wanted to make some on my own, but never have. If you indeed can email them I’d love them! Thank you!

  119. Jenny Shen
    Jenny Shen says:

    Heather,
    I love your quiet books! May I have a copy of them if you are okay with emailing them out? I would love to put them together for my toddler. Thank you 🙂

  120. Rebecca Smith
    Rebecca Smith says:

    Hello, If you are indeed filling requests, may i request the Quiet Books as well? I would surely appreciate the trouble.. Take all the time you need, thank you humbly & so very much! :):)

  121. Robin
    Robin says:

    Hi Heather,
    I know you are busy with a fairly new baby, but if you have some time I would love if you could send me a copy of your quiet books.
    Thanks,
    Robin

  122. Emily
    Emily says:

    Would you be willing to let me do the work for you? I would take out the pictures for you and add the link like you discussed in another article. I don’t know how feasible that would be or what program you are using but I would be willing to help, not just so I can get a copy but because I know what it’s like to be a Mom with little children.

  123. Colleen
    Colleen says:

    I love, love your quiet books and would love to have a copy of them if you are emailing them out? Thanks!

  124. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    Oh my mighty my…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send them to my email address too. My 3 sons would bennifit so much from your efforts, and their mom and dad would too, as we will be able to concentrate more on talks-n-the-spirit-n-stuff. THank you thank you.

  125. Kim
    Kim says:

    I would love a copy to if you can email them. I have four girls and my youngest is 18 months. She definitely needs something to keep her busy and I really want some cute little quiet books for her. I have not been able to sit through church for a long time. I know you have a huge list so if you can not get to mine that is fine. It doesn’t hurt to ask right? : )
    Thanks

  126. Carol Jensen
    Carol Jensen says:

    Could you please send me your quiet books for my great grandchildren for xmas. i would be so greatful. I have the book of Mormon quiet book. Would love the life of Christ, and any others.
    Thankyou so much, Carol

  127. Catherine
    Catherine says:

    Hello Heather,
    Congratulations on your little one.
    Looks like there are at least a couple of ladies who have so kindly offered their assistance to help you with this very worthy project. Sure hope you are able to connect with one another.

    Like everyone else, I would love to have your patterns for quiet books . If you have a chance and are able to email pdf or any other kind of copies, instructions or patterns, please do add me to your mailings.
    Bless you for all that you have done for so many!
    catherine@creativejam.com

  128. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Heather,
    Please add me to the begging list. Like other mother’s on this list, my son is full of energy and I struggle every Sunday to keep him quiet. I would love to have patterns of your quiet books. All the best with your new bundle of joy!
    cwray0909@yahoo.com

  129. lynda
    lynda says:

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo! Such bummer. I would love to do those for my nieces and nephews. Please let me know if they ever become available again!

  130. eLLe berry
    eLLe berry says:

    Did you coordinate the pictures with the stories? Were these cards made up already in lds.org or did you do it? I can’t find such cards any where on their site. Any help is appreciated!!!

    eLLe

  131. Karen Freeman
    Karen Freeman says:

    If you are able and willing to e-mail them I would absolutely LOVE a copy!!! I have a three-year old daughter, a 16-month old son, and a newborn so we can use all the help we can get when it comes to helping our part of the pew to be reverent. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  132. Janet
    Janet says:

    Thanks for all the tutoring for us into these pages, and are you allowed to just give us hints as to where we can find photos, etc. for us to make our own and maybe a few hints as to assemble them? Is that still an option? Sometimes all I need is an idea, then I can figure it out on my own, and feel good with my accomplishment

  133. Lori
    Lori says:

    Hi-
    This is the first time I have seen your blog and love the quiet book.. as well as everying else! Thank you for being so willing to share. I am going to make these as I know my kids will benefit from them! could you tell me what size you printed them and what binding you have found that you liked best.

    Thank you again for sharing your time and talents!

  134. Karen Egbert
    Karen Egbert says:

    I’d like the quiet book information as well pretty please. I’m nursery leader and have been preparing gifts for our nursery children. This would be a great addition.

  135. Chris
    Chris says:

    This is a suggestion only, but there is a collaborative, volunteer-driven LDS website run by the Church here:
    https://vineyard.lds.org/

    and there is a section on graphics and design (it is not running yet, but soon). Maybe you can propose this idea to them when it is running, or at lease send an email to them now.

    While I understand your situation, I also work for another organization that has to keep tabs on all its images and graphics. Unlike you, there are many individuals who would use these images for not the same purposes, and rather than tying up resources in decision-making for each case, the Church has wisely decided to stop all usage.

    I commend you for your great artwork and service to others, and admire your ability to find a workaround that follows wise counsel. It’s a little extra work for others, but I hope everyone can appreciate all the work you have done (even without images) and make their own personalized books for their own use.

    Thanks for this, and setting a great example,

  136. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    I love your entire quiet book but am really wanting the print of the prophet and apostles. Is there anyway that you could email it to me? stephaa@hotmail.com I would love to put it in my kids scriptures. And mine too. 🙂

  137. J Drummond
    J Drummond says:

    Has there been a solution yet? I would love to make your books for my nursery kids.

    This is frustrating as these aren’t being made for profit but to help kids be reverent. I came a day late and a dollar short (as always). 🙂

  138. Karie
    Karie says:

    came across your quiet books on pinterest. Like others not to computer literate to be able to get pictures on the pages….are you able to e-mail them out? sorry to pester you…hoping to do some for my grandkids. Thanks ahead of time.

  139. Jaylynn
    Jaylynn says:

    Came across your quiet books on pinterest. I am having trouble putting pictures on the pages…would you be able to email your quiet books ? Would love to have them for my 4 kids

  140. Carolee
    Carolee says:

    What a wonderful talent you have and I am so sad they will not allow you to share it, but I am guessing it is for their protection. If you are able to email the files with the pictures, I would love to get your quiet books from you. Then do I just email the file to costco to have it printed? Thank you for sharing. caroleebrown05@hotmail.com

  141. Stacy
    Stacy says:

    I also am wanting in on the quiet books with the pictures if you are allowed to email them or if they ever become available again. Thanks, they are so cute!!!

  142. Julia S.
    Julia S. says:

    Nooo! I just found these and was sooooo excited. I can’t believe that they will not let us print this with the images. I am a Nursery leader and wanted to make these available to my kids. If you can email the file with pictures I would love it. I am so sad I cannot print this off with pictures. If I cannot get the picture file from you I will try to make it. It will just not look as amazing as yours did! Thank you for making the words available still.

  143. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Hi!

    I just found your website with all of your awesome ideas! I love these quiet books, what a great idea! I have three little ones who would love these! Any chance you could share them privately to use just for our family??
    Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents!

    Michelle
    michelleeboswell@gmail.com

  144. Amy
    Amy says:

    Any chance you can email? My wee one is very in to books and I’d really rather he has some sweet gospel oriented stuff to look through (he can’t do a busy book yet because he’s only 6 months!). If so, my email is upbeatangel at yahoo. Thanks!

  145. Lindsey Briggs
    Lindsey Briggs says:

    Hi. I love your design. I understand the nature of copyright and it can be very frustrating. I am a LDS photographer and I would love to collaborate with you on a project where you need high quality images. Here is a link to my blog http://lindseysbriggsphoto.blogspot.com/ . Most of what is show cased there is work I do for clients, but it also contains personal work as well. Working together we could create specific images for your ideas, that way you wouldn’t have to worry about copy right for the images and your designs would be available to give out to anyone who wanted them. I believe in producing beautiful things that invite the spirit and inspire our little ones minds. Your work is beautiful and uplifting. I would love to help you anyway I can.
    *lindsey

  146. Anne
    Anne says:

    Hello!
    I just found your posts about quiet books and I was wondering that with Elder Bednar’s announcement in Aug 2014 at Education Week about the Church allowing digital use of the Media Library if now you are able to make your quiet books with images available??? I hope so! Thank you!

  147. Christine
    Christine says:

    This IS by far the best and my favorite of all the ABC quiet books i have seen. I’m just another mommy out there trying to tame my 4 under 4 through sacrament. if there is ANY chance you could email me the template that would be fantastic! thank you so so much. ~Christine

  148. Alissa
    Alissa says:

    I am looking into creating a quiet book and saw through Pinterest that you had this experience! I had no idea that these books couldn’t be distributed this way since I have seen them all over the place. Anyway, I checked on the FAQ page on the church’s website and this is what they had to say:
    Can I put the image on my blog or website?
    Yes! We encourage members to use the images on the Media Library on their blogs and personal websites. And we would love it if you would link the image back to where you found it on the Media Library so others can download it from the Media Library too. (https://www.lds.org/media-library/frequently-asked-questions?lang=nld)
    Hope this helps you out!

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