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We have an amazing giveaway today! But first, we’re excited to show you some new fabric in the shop this week. Click in to see more prints from each collection.
Rocket Scientist by Keri Beyer
Twiggy by Sanae
Nouveau by Sentimental Studios
new designs from Alexander Henry
Now on to the giveaway! Did you catch our interview with Susanne Woods about her role as an acquisitions editor at C&T Publishing? Her passion for her job really comes through. We hope you learned a little about craft book publishing-we certainly did! Not only did Susanne indulge us with an interview, but she and the folks and C&T have been kind enough to contribute three amazing books and a 3-in-1 Color Tool to today’s giveaway.
Create eye-pleasing color combinations with this indispensable tool for quilting, crafts, home decor, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, floral design, fine arts, and lots more! Based on the Ives color wheel, the 3-in-1 Color Tool helps you choose or match colors with complete accuracy. It fits easily into your purse or glove box, so don t leave home without it. PICK a favorite color or fabric MATCH the color to one of the 24 Color Cards and 100s of individual swatches, numbered for your convenience CHOOSE a color scheme from the 6 options provided for each color FIND the Color Card for each color in the color scheme SELECT fabrics or other colored items that match the Color Cards.
Part quiltmaking workbook, part business guide, Art Quilt Workbook shows how to take quilting in a creative new direction through art–then sell the quilts at craft fairs and other venues. Lessons and homework teach the basics of good design with simple step-by-step exercises, then encourage the reader to add personal touches with fabric collage, thread painting, innovative piecing, and photo imagery. A bonus guide to exhibiting and selling quilts reveals how to join arts and crafts exhibits and how to market handmade quilts. Develop the inner artist (and the inner business tycoon) with Art Quilt Workbook!
About the Author
Jane Davila, an artist and printmaker, teaches art quilting. She lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Elin Waterston’s quilts have been exhibited in many galleries and museums. An art quilting teacher, she lives in South Salem, New York.
Intimidated by free-motion machine quilting? Forget it. Who needs it? No one, not with Foolproof Machine Quilting, the book that gives step-by-step directions on using your machine’s walking foot and heavier-weight threads from the top (not the bobbin) to create dimensional effects without sewing from the back side of the quilt. Paper-cutting techniques, tricks for choosing needles, threads, and batting, tips on using preprogrammed decorative stitches, and much more make Foolproof Machine Quilting truly foolproof…and truly full of innovative ideas.
About the Author
Mary Mashuta is an award-winning quilter who has taught techniques of quilting for more than twenty years.
Kaffe Fassett shares his remarkable sense of color with readers as he shows them how to combine fabrics to create stunning quilts. Quilters at every level will find a favorite among the twenty spectacular projects, created with designers Janet Bolton, Keiko Goke, Hilda Krohg, and Roberta Horton. Join Kaffe Fassett as he travels this enchanting quilt road!
About the Author
Kaffe Fassett, one of today’s leading textile artists and designers, has been honored with a solo exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Originally from California, he now resides in London.
If you would like a chance to win one of these wonderful products, you can do one of two things. You can go to the interview with Susanne and leave a comment there. Perhaps you can ask her a question or suggest a potential author or theme. Second choice is to go over to the forum and join one of discussions there. Good luck and have a great weekend!
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