Joel Dewberry’s New Book ~ Interview

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We’re excited to share our interview with designer Joel Dewberry about his new book, Joel Dewberry’s Sewn Spaces: Fresh and Modern Projects for Your Life and Home. Joel brings the fantastic design aesthetic we’ve come to love in his fabrics to new projects in his book. We have ten copies of the book to give you lots of chances to WIN one today. Leave your comment on today’s post (tell us about your love of Joel’s prints, the first project from the book you’d tackle, thoughts on Joel’s collections, etc.) for your chance to win Joel Dewberry’s Sewn Spaces: Fresh and Modern Projects for Your Life and Home. We’ll announce winners on Monday (including winners for the Berry Season Fat Quarter Designer Pack— which features some of Joel’s Modern Meadow collection– too).

Sew,Mama,Sew!: Congratulations on the publication of your new book, Joel Dewberry’s Sewn Spaces: Fresh and Modern Projects for Your Life and Home! We loved seeing your beautiful fabric collections in action, in projects throughout the book. Do you have a personal favorite project from the book?
Joel Dewberry: My favorite project from my book would have to be the bird sachet project. For one of the smaller projects included, it sure demanded a lot of our time and attention, as we refined the shape through trial and error and added details like the embroidered wings and beaded eyes. Perhaps all the time I spent on it contributed to my fondness for these charming little friends that have worked out brilliantly as pin cushions, pattern weights, decorative embellishments, gifts, ornaments, and aromatic sachets. The ease of their creation also makes them appealing for a quick and satisfying project that can be completed in an evening.

SMS: Are any of the projects ones you give as gifts yourself or have in your own home?
Joel: Absolutely! Selfishly, we multipurposed our efforts to ensure we included projects that we loved enough to share as gifts, to include as decorative elements in our home, and to incorporate as elements in our efforts to host a dinner party or family event. Honestly, every project has been adopted into the Dewberry home and now plays its part while bringing us a little extra satisfaction knowing we had a hand in its creation and it is one of a kind. It is particularly rewarding to see
my wife Laurie retrieve her yoga bag from the closet prior to her morning yoga session or to watch my daughters fuss over one of the many teddy bears that are a result of our refining process. There is always a new function for the pocket on the bear’s tummy; an iPod holder, piggy bank, treasure keeper, baby bear pouch, and snack tray to name a few.

SMS: We loved the Teddy Bear project, naturally, and Apron and Bird Sachet are on our “must-make” list too. Where did your design inspiration come from for the projects in the book?
Joel: My design inspiration was driven by the idea of adding a little personal flare to various aspects of our lives. It has been our philosophy, Laurie and I, to enrich life with a personal touch whenever possible. Sometimes the speed of life demands we be efficient and settle for the mundane, but whenever possible we make the attempt to create things ourselves. We enjoy improving on the good that is out there and letting others know how much we care by “custom creating” especially for them.

SMS: Many of the projects take advantage of the wonderful graphic silhouettes we appreciate in your fabrics. Projects like the Pocket Memo Board with the appliquΓ© designs and the Glass-Etched Fabric Art so beautifully utilize the templates (provided in the book). Do you always try to integrate strong graphic elements in your work?
Joel: I wouldn’t say I purposely try to integrate strong graphic silhouettes, I just kind of end up there. I have to admit I am very fond of the simplicity and purity expressed in a beautifully contrasting silhouette. I believe it often reveals a detail that may otherwise be overlooked in a flower, a bird, or other design. In the book, I had many opportunities to implement this technique. One of my most memorable projects for this was the glass etched fabric art. I loved the effect achieved by glass etching the simple silhouetted forms. It was amazing how, even without color, such a stunning look could be achieved. The subtle manipulation of the glass surface with a distinctive silhouette created a sense of depth and beauty I was delighted with. I guess you could say strong graphic elements are a part of my design palette that help me to achieve my signature style, Eclectic Modern.

SMS: What’s next for you?
Joel: It’s always hard to say what is around the corner. In addition to new fabric collections on the horizon, Laurie and I are working feverishly on releasing our first sewing patterns. We are just a couple of weeks away from having the printed, tested, ready to ship patterns in our hands. We had no idea of the undertaking we were getting into, but we are ecstatic with the result.

SMS: Can you tell us about upcoming fabric collections?
Joel: Sorry, I must refrain. For the time being, I prefer to keep it a secret except to say that it is my goal to stun the industry with a beautiful new collection, booth, and other extraordinary product range at spring market 2011 in Salt Lake City. We are preparing diligently now and I hope to see you there!

In the interim, I will be releasing some exciting new color palettes of some my most popular designs including the Aviary Sparrow design, the Aviary Woodgrain design, and my signature damask to name a few. We expect these new designs to be available later this Fall.

Thanks so much, Joel! Remember readers, comment for your chance to win one of ten copies of Joel’s new book!


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583 Responses to Joel Dewberry’s New Book ~ Interview

  1. frontporchflags says:

    Being a bird lover, I’d tackle the bird pin cushion first. What a cutie pie, he is!

  2. Looks like a fabulous addition to my sewing library!!

  3. Bryttnee says:

    I am absolutely drooling!!! This book looks so amazing & utterly awe inspiring!!! I may have trouble giving some of the projects away though, because they are so beautiful!!!

  4. Jessica says:

    This looks like a great book, I would love to win it!

  5. this looks fabulous! i’m loving the photos already πŸ™‚


  6. Rachel says:

    It would be hard to pick which project to start with! Looks great!

  7. Kelly says:

    The memo board is just what I’ve been looking for. This book looks great.

  8. Jamie says:

    I love Joel Dewberry– my top two favorite fabrics ever are both his! I’d love a copy of the book, thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Shelly says:

    I wasn’t really sure what this book contained before, so, though I do love Joel Dewberry fabric, I wasn’t interested in the book. You’ve definitely piqued my interest with this spotlight and review and I’d love a copy!

  10. Melanie says:

    I am a big fan of Joel Dewberry fabric, so I would LOVE this book!!

  11. Taysha Riggs says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Amiliab says:

    Awesome book AND interview! Would love the book!!!

  13. Lauren says:

    Love these projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Morgan says:

    I love the bird sachet project. I need an adorable pin cushion and this would definitely fit the bill. πŸ˜‰

  15. titi says:

    The bird is perfect. Beautiful book, congratulation !

  16. MichelleB says:

    I have to say, my favorite Joel collection is still Deer Valley. I was a little late to the party, but still managed to get some of all of it. And when I see some for sale, I still want to buy more. I do have lots of fabric from his other collections, too. This looks like a great book and I’d love to have a copy.

  17. carrie says:

    I love the pincushion and the teddy bear! So many great ideas!

  18. beene31 says:

    I need some new creative inspiration!

  19. Kathy Marsh says:

    I’m ready to do some home dec projects – we need some fresh accents for our living room.

  20. Amy says:

    I love his fabrics and saw him speak at quilt market- he rocks! I would love a copy of his book.

  21. Michelle says:

    I love Joel Dewberry, his fabrics are so fresh and inspiring. Can’t wait to open this book!

  22. brigid says:

    I’m really liking the different framed-fabric ideas. Can’t wait to check this out!

  23. Grace L says:

    Looks like a great book!

  24. margie says:

    This looks great. My fingers are crossed.

  25. Angi Wood says:

    I love that Joel can make stunningly bold prints that aren’t in your face. His fabric makes the simplest patterns/projects look amazing! I always get great compliments when I use is fabric. I was first introduced to his stuff when I found a great little damsk in a shop on the east coast where I was living, and I was thrilled to find out that he’s from my home state!

  26. Hope I get the chance to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Andrea says:

    I have been in love with his fabric for a long time!!! Super talented.

  28. Abbie says:

    Beautiful book!

  29. Kathy says:

    Sounds like a collection of delightful ideas.

  30. Lauren says:

    this book would be a lovely addition to my small growing library of sewing books.

  31. EmmaLuna says:

    It seems really interesting. I would like to have it!

  32. Xandi Hamilton says:

    I can’t wait to see this book!

  33. ~Heather says:

    What beautiful inspiration! ~H

  34. Andi says:

    I just discovered Joel Dewberry and his fabrics. His work is absolutely amazing and he has become my favorite fabric and pattern designer. I’d love to have his book.

  35. Annabel says:

    This looks like a wonderful book, and such beautiful fabrics! bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

  36. Anne Kea says:

    I would love to win the book, because I moved together with my friend this month.

  37. Stacy says:

    I would love to own this fabulous looking book. Love the concept and matched with gorgeous fabrics…possibilities are endless!

  38. Heidi Myers says:

    I love the birdie and the bear, it would be so fun to win this book and make them for my girls

  39. Jandi Dean says:

    That teddy bear is a must have. My daughter was looking over my shoulder (nosy child) and insists she needs one too!

  40. amber says:

    oh, that book is just beautiful!!!

  41. Jessica says:

    I can think of several ways to use the Dogwood Bloom prints all over the house (and on the kids!). I’d love to find some inspiration from his new book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Barb says:

    Wow, this looks like a beautiful book. I just made a shower curtain with the Modern Meadow fabric line and it is gorgeous. I’d love to tackle some more projects.

  43. meg says:

    I am on the list for this at the library, but the list is long, so put my name in the hat!

  44. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    Today I’m moving my toddler to his big sister’s bedroom. I’m finally having my own sewing room! Isn’t it just amazing to heard about this lovely at this very moment? The Universe conspires, indeed!

  45. Cary says:

    This looks like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  46. Rebecca says:

    these projects are amazing!

  47. kathy says:

    This is the kind of book that make me run to my nearest online book seller.

  48. Jess says:

    What a gorgeous book! I’ve only made clothes thus far and would love to make some beautiful things for our home! This book looks like a great place to start. The pocket memo board is beautiful and would look fantastic over our desk at home. Heck, it’d look awesome in my classroom at school as well! That would definitely be the first project I would tackle. Thanks for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚

  49. stacy says:

    This book looks fantastic, what a great giveaway!

  50. DebbieKL says:

    This sounds like a fun new book! I’d love to check it out. Thanks!

  51. Mandy says:

    What to choose? The bird or the memo board! It all looks lovely πŸ™‚

  52. Dani says:

    OOH! I would love this! I would love to decorate my house this cute!

  53. Brigette says:

    I love how his fabrics use nature as an inspiration.

  54. Maureen says:

    I love the fabrics and the colors. Looks like a great book for inspiration. Love the birds. πŸ˜€

  55. carolyn says:

    Let’s see. I am mom of seven kids and five of them are girls. I have a 13yrs, 12yrs , 8 yrs and 8yrs and 6yrs girls. I know the teen girls would love the memo board and the little ones would like the teddy bear and pin cushion. The other two are boys ages 15yrs and 1yrs old. I am sure my girls can think of something from the book to make them as well. This would be our very first sewing book as I am learning to sew along with them.

  56. Eileen says:

    I love Joel Dewberry designs! His patterns and fabrics are perfect for the little guys in my life!

  57. jenn says:

    I like the bird pincushion. I like the graphic nature of his fabrics, and love anything orange!

  58. Monica says:

    I want that book! I love the memo board project!

  59. Chrissy Weeks says:

    Looks like a fun book and I always love his fabric!!

  60. Carrie says:

    I would love to tackle that Memo Board. Not only is it incredibly functional it is so beautiful…. I need to make one for my Mom and my sister too!!! I love inspiration!

  61. Meghan says:

    I love the teddy bear with a pocket on his belly! I have collected teddy bears since I was a kid, and I would love to make one of these to keep track of thread scissors, spools, seam rippers and other little things on my sewing table!

  62. Tammy says:

    What a beautiful book! I’d love to win a copy!

  63. Maren says:

    Um, yeah – I NEED this!

  64. Heather says:

    His fabrics are amazing! I would love to have instructions on how to make the little birdies… they would be perfect Christmas gifts! I think I need this book!

  65. Jessica Norris says:

    What a fabulous book! It would be so much fun to try out some of the projects!

  66. Ruth says:

    His fabrics are always my favorite! Love the interview.

  67. Alana says:

    !! This would be amazing to win a copy of this book! I have recently been into sewing things like CRAZY! This book would be perfect to help me make even MORE projects! (:

  68. Shiloah says:

    I love the memo board! It would look very cool in my sewing room. Hope i win!

  69. Tamie says:

    I saw this book at the bookstore on Friday and would love a copy- or fabric. Thanks for the opportunity.

  70. Farscapegirl says:

    I love the idea of new color for older design lines! Sometimes I wish other lines would re-release some older lines or do a re-take on older lines. Very cool news! Thanks for great interview. πŸ™‚

  71. Megan says:

    I just bought a piece of Joel’s Deer Valley-Columbine fabric today with plans to sew a wallet for a friend. We recently went hiking in Colorado together and she saw Columbines for the first time. This little wallet will be a reminder of our getaway. The thing I love most about Joel’s fabrics is that they all remind me of someone special. When I see them, I almost always have someone in mind who’d love them. They have personality and warmth and they compel me to share. I’d love to have the chance to share even more projects from his book.

  72. Nichole says:

    Oh my! I am so excited for this book!

  73. Selena says:

    OMG! I would LOVE to try and make the Glass Etched Fabric Art to spruce up my living room! I just adore his fabrics!

  74. Denise says:

    Would love to work on any of the projects shown, and especially the fabric art with etched glass. It looks AMAZING!!!
    Happy Weekend

  75. Este says:

    I always find myself drawn to and using Joel Dewberry fabrics for my 3 year old son’s clothing, for quilting and other home decor projects. This book looks great!

  76. lucy says:

    I’ve quilted with Joel’s fabrics and always loved the results!

  77. monica says:

    I would love to tackle that bird project. It would look adorable with the birdy collection I have going in my toddler’s bedroom!

  78. I am new to Joel’s work but would love the book!

  79. Jeannette says:

    Joel’s fabrics are some of my favorites!! I’d love to win copy of this book.

  80. Oh, I have GOT to make one of those Pocket memo Boards – LOVE it!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. Susan says:

    This looks so interesting…it is the first I have heard of his book so I would love to get a closer look. I love the little would make a lovely gift!

  82. Valerie says:

    Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  83. Sarah says:

    How amazing! I love Joel’s prints, and those patterns look like fun!

  84. Lauramc says:

    I love Joel Dewberry’s fabrics! I’ve used many of them to decorate my apartment already, I’ve love to have this book to get more ideas πŸ™‚

  85. Eva says:

    This looks really inspiring! My favourite of the featured projects is the memo board, closely followed by the etched glass pictures! I love the idea of silhouettes and incorporating them into an overall design.

  86. Rachael Spencer says:

    I love the framed fabric.

  87. Mary VZ says:

    This book looks beautiful!

  88. Christa says:

    I love the bird! Can’t wait to make some! πŸ™‚

  89. melissa says:

    LOVE his woodprint fabrics, and the pictures from the book look absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to try the projects!

  90. sherry says:

    Wow – gorgeous fabrics and now a gorgeous book. I would love to add this to my library

  91. Elizabeth says:

    I browsed through the book at Borders and I really love the duvet cover!

  92. Melissa says:

    Looks like there of lots of new and inspiring ideas in the book. Can’t wait to check it out!

  93. Kirsty says:

    Love the picture frames. I’d love to win a copy of this book.

  94. Kolleen says:

    I can’t wait for more colors of Aviary! This book looks great.

  95. Naomi says:

    My girls and I would have a blast with this! We could sew the (upcoming) winter duldroms away and add beauty and color to our home.

  96. Amanda says:

    I love that birdie pin cushion! Can’t wait to see the rest of the book.

  97. beth lehman says:

    as a bird lover I have long admired some of Joel’s prints! this book looks fun!

  98. Holly U says:

    I’d love to make one of those sweet little birds!

  99. I make lots of bags from Joel Dewberry’s fabrics and would love to win this book!

  100. carmel says:

    i would soooo want that book
    i love his designs!

  101. Angela says:

    I’d love to win a copy! I’ll definitely be geting this book one way or another πŸ™‚

  102. lisa says:

    awesome. would love to make some lovely christmas gifts…hint, hint, hint!!

  103. anne says:

    ohh….thanks alot for the giveaway..i would love to have this book.each and everything on this book is gorgeous and the fabrics are very beautiful and elegant.i would make birds and teddybear ohh and the table decors.woow so much…

  104. Jules says:

    This book looks so great, I think Joel Dewberry has come up with a winner with this one!

  105. Anny says:

    I would love to win this book to give me project ideas. With a lot of time to sew, I need a creativity boast and this book looks perfect.

  106. Sammie says:

    Book looks great, I’d love to have this as my first fabrics book. I’m a new quilter and so far my resources are online only!

  107. Monika says:

    This little teddy bear is adorable!! As other projects in this book too… I would love to win πŸ™‚

  108. Kristy says:

    My daughter & I just LOVE Joel’s fabrics … can’t wait to see the book, hope we could be so lucky to win … that pocket memo board needs to be made !! Thanks for the giveaway !

  109. Michaela says:

    Just looking at the pictures here, I can tell there are too many good ideas to pick just one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. erica says:

    This would be awesome to win! I love the teddy bear!!

  111. I’d freak out if I won a copy of his book, it looks beyond amazing.

  112. Kara says:

    As soon as I saw the birds I knew I would be making LOTS of them!

  113. Katherine says:

    Oh my goodness, I love his fabrics! I can’t even imagine how awesome the book will be.

  114. Heather says:

    This book looks great! I would love to win a copy.

  115. marilyn podoll says:

    I want to make a teddy bear!!!

  116. kiley says:

    I love the fabric covered letter seen on the amazon page. The bird pin cushion is sweet, too!

  117. This book looks awesome!! I like the wall hanging with pockets….so neat!!

  118. Spider_knit says:

    Oooh! It all looks so modern-crafty and interesting. I’d love to try some.

  119. Kate F. says:

    My cousin is expecting a baby, and the wee one might just need that teddy bear.

  120. anu says:

    would love this book or fabric for project for my new home!

  121. Oh my! I adore Joel Dewberry’s fabrics and I MUST make that pocket memo board! I’ve been looking for a nice way to make something like that and now I don’t have to make it up myself. Lovely! And he’s going to be here in SLC in 2011! Eek!

  122. Melissa says:

    I’d love to win!

  123. Jeannette says:

    I just finished a quilt for my granddaughter and would love to make the memo board for her room with remaining fabric. I’m sure I would find many other projects to fill my time!

  124. Kim says:

    I love, love, Joel’s fabrics. This book looks like it’s right up my alley. I can’t wait to get it. I’d make the bird project first definitely!

  125. Joy says:

    I love Joel Dewberry’s fabrics – I can’t wait to see the new colors he’s doing for the Aviary line!

  126. Lori says:

    I am totally intrigued by the glass etched fabric art!

  127. Ellie R says:

    Great looking book.

  128. Sara says:

    The book looks really interesting. I can certainly see a lot of graduation gifts coming from it (don’t all those that leave the shelter of their home need a little “repair” kit to take with them. ~ The bear is just perfect!)

  129. edina says:

    Love Joel Dewberry fabric collections – can’t wait to see the book!

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  131. alli b says:

    I have been a big fan of Joel Dewberry and can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

  132. Emily says:

    i love the framed wall projects–they add so much color and are just beautiful.

  133. Deb Cameron says:

    Such fresh fabrics (as always!) and fresh ideas in the book too. Would love to win one of Joel’s books.

  134. Kristie Brock says:

    The bear with the pocket is very clever. It would be most popular in my home of four little ones.

  135. roxana says:

    i LOVE joel’s fabrics!!!!!!!! i’m so excited about the new book.

  136. Kristie Brock says:

    I love the pocket for the bear! With four little ones I know it would be most popular in our home.

  137. Joy says:

    I love love love the wall organizer! We are stuck in a rental with not much for color. What a fun way to spice up a wall!

  138. Katrina says:

    I love the bear, I have to make that!

  139. Barbara says:

    Dewberry’s fabrics are so beautiful! This books seems very inspiring!

  140. Peta says:

    I too just love the bird and would love a copy of this book so that I could make them too!

  141. What a wonderful interview. Thanks for the insights!

  142. Patty Simmons says:

    I love the office organization board! And I can’t wait to see what his next line is. Too bad he couldn’t reveal that information in his interview. I must get the book!

  143. Sarah says:

    Love, love the little chicken pin cushion!

  144. Anne says:

    Lovely projects showcasing beautiful fabrics. “Aviary” is one of my all-time favorites too, and now so hard to find, unfortunately. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

  145. Angela says:

    OOOO… how exciting! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would totally make that memo board first and then the teddy bear! ^_^

  146. Gayle Grier says:

    Really enjoyed reading thru the interview. Look forward to seeing the book. I think my first project will be the bird or maybe the teddy bear. The memo board will be for me!

  147. I NEED, not want, but need to make the pocket memo board!!!! That’s the 1st thing I would make if I were lucky enough to have this book in my hands!!!! thanks, maggie

  148. kim says:

    would love this!!!!!

  149. Julia says:

    Sounds like a great book. I’d definitely like to make the Pocket Memo Board and put it up in our kitchen for keeping receipts, coupons and notes in one place. I’d also like to make a Teddy Bear for my brand new niece, Charlotte Clementine πŸ™‚

  150. Sandy says:

    Excellent Ideas!! The book is a must have!

  151. Kristen says:

    Looks like a great book!

  152. Kimberly says:

    So glad to hear about more woodgrain. I’m very intrigued by that Teddy bear.

  153. Lois Holman says:

    Would love to own a copy of this book!

  154. Shirley Clark says:

    I love the framed fabrics especially if they are from a project that you loved making.

  155. Konda says:

    I have fallen in love with Joel’s fabric. I have made quilts out of Deer Valley and Modern Meadow and look forward to seeing what he comes up with next!

  156. Linda says:

    I have always enjoyed looking at pictures of Joel’s fabric on the internet although I don’t think I have ever seen any in person. They are so pretty, simple, nice colors, fun. This book looks like fun, as well. The mail organizer looks inviting!

  157. Gail Daigh says:

    I particularly love your Deer Valley fabrics–they’re just beautiful, and I love the colors. Actually, I love all of your fabrics! The book looks great, and I can’t wait to look at it!

    Gail D.

  158. kerri says:

    Ah, I love Joel Dewberry! So fresh and bright. That little bird pincushion is adorable!

  159. Marci Girl says:

    I would make the pocket memo board first thing! It is so handsome and would look great on my wall! Great interview! Joel Dewberry is my favorite fabric designer, I boought all of modern meadow, so nice…now I need some projects to use up the fabric!

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  160. Clare says:

    this looks like such a fun book!

  161. Kimberly says:

    Looks like a great book!

  162. Ashley says:

    I’d love to win, that book looks cool!

  163. mathea says:

    This looks like a great book! The memo board is the first project I would try.

  164. Stacey says:

    I love the birdie pin cushion. What fun to make a whole flock for gifts! Thanks for the giveaway.

  165. Leah says:

    would love this book to make things for my first house!

  166. Lisa says:

    I love Joel Dewberry’s fabrics. He’s one of my favorite designers. I can’t wait to check out this book!!!

  167. Beal says:

    I’d definitely want to make the teddy bear!

  168. The bulletin board looks fun. I’d love to have a copy of this book.

  169. Melissa says:

    I love the bulletin board, very cute! His fabrics are wonderful!

  170. Vanessa says:

    I would really really love to have this book!

  171. Christine says:

    Enter me! The book looks great!

  172. Michelle C. says:

    Just the thought of this book puts my brain on creative overdrive! Looks like a great book! LOVE, LOVE all Joels fabrics!

  173. Ramona Burke says:

    oooh, my kiddos would love the teddy bear with the pocket!

  174. Jennifer says:

    Oh! This book is on my wish list. I’d love to win!


  175. Asta says:

    I love the pocket memo board. Not only that it looks so good, it is also very practical.

  176. Nicole says:

    this book looks fantastic! I really like the pin cushion bird and the memo board

  177. briana says:

    o wow I this book looks great. I would love to have it.

  178. Allison S. says:

    I’d love to win. That bear is too cute and I can see kids using his pocket for all kinds of treasures!

  179. Keri says:

    This book looks great! My fiance and I just bought our first home so i’m always on the lookout for decorating ideas πŸ™‚

  180. Dot says:

    So excited that he has a book—have used his fabric for purses, pillows and lapquilts. Like the look of the organizer/bulletin board which would be wonderful for my workroom. Thank you for the interview.

  181. Kelly Smith says:

    I would love this book! My daughter bought be some of his fabric for my birthday, I would love to make the bullitin board.

  182. Suzie says:

    Love all the fabrics. I will definitely be making the packet memo board.

  183. Lissy says:

    A great book to go with great fabrics πŸ™‚

  184. elana says:

    the fabric letter looks like it’s right up my alley!

  185. Pearl says:

    I can’t wait to make myself a yoga bag from Joel’s fabric. I love how beautiful and almost shockingly graphic all of his prints are.

  186. Cindy says:

    Beautiful…I am going to be looking for this in stores!

  187. Jing says:

    Oh, that teddy bear is gorgeous! My hubby keeps asking me to make him a teddy bear, I think that one would be perfecto!

  188. kelly jo says:

    Wow! This would be an awesome giveaway win!!!

  189. Mimi says:

    The book looks awesome, so many fabulous ideas!! I love the colouful fabric too! Count me in for this giveaway, thanks!

  190. Amber says:

    I love the little bird pin cushin. This is the first time I have seen Joel’s fabrics and I *love* them. I have been looking for some fabrics that I love enough to make a quilt out of, and I feel like I have finally found the right designer. thank you!

  191. tanya Barrett says:

    I would love to try some of these projects!

  192. Peggy says:

    Joel’s color combinations are always so amazing, and the patterns are very versatile. My sewing room is begging for that message board/pin board, love the butterflies!

  193. stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!! πŸ™‚

  194. Nicole says:

    That looks like a fabulous book! Fun ideas and gorgeous fabric.

  195. Deb says:

    Would so love to win – have this great sewing machine now and just not sure where to start…

  196. Rebecca Makas says:

    When I first started really getting obsessed with fabric, I found that I would see something I liked and look at the selvedge and see that it was Joel’s. I love the bold colors. I’m sure the patterns in the book are wonderfully inspiring!

  197. Heidi says:

    I have a new apartment so I’d go for the graphic print under glass or the memo board with pockets would be great in my new craft room!

  198. emma says:

    being new to quilting, I am slowly getting to know the designers I like and Joel Dewberry fabrics seem to catch my eye quite a lot as I graze through the fat quarter piles in my local patchwork shop. Would love to learn more about him and some of his ideas for use with his fabrics.

  199. Kathie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I have been eyeing this book in the bookstore my last two visits. I would try the memo board first.

  200. beck says:

    Wow, this book looks amazing! I would love to make the bear but hey, there are so many amazing projects I might just have to make them all. I would be so grateful & happy to win this book xo

  201. Love the glass etched art!!

  202. Petra says:

    How very pretty that memo board is! And the birdie pin cushion!! I will definately need to make one!

  203. savvy stitch says:

    I would love to win this book–it looks fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win.

  204. Michelle says:

    I would try the memo board, but everything looks lovely!

  205. min says:

    Is that bulletin board pattern in the book? That looks awesome just as it is. The exact fabric I’d choose of his. LOVE!

  206. Theresa N. says:

    Most project books have one “must do” project or two. Joel’s book seems to be chalked full of them. I’m adding this book to my library either way!

  207. Adrienne says:

    Chic & functional projects! Yay!

  208. Autumn Wee says:

    Aww, this book is gonna be so inspirational. I gotta get my hands on this, surely, I hope I win it, even if I don’t, I will buy it off the shelf. Simple love the designs and patterns.

  209. Julie G. says:

    Very curious about this book. Love his design aesthetic.

  210. Lacer says:

    That memo board looks fantastic and the teddy bear would be so fought over!

  211. simone says:

    This book has been on my wish list, ever since it was published.

  212. jenw says:

    what a gorgeous book! i love his fabrics and with a little girl who loves all things cuddly..especially with pockets…how could i not make her one??? what a great giveaway!

  213. robin says:

    What a neat book! I’d love to win this.

  214. Janine says:

    I would love to win one of these books, I love the bold graphics of his prints, in particular the sunflower series, and would love to tackle that cute little bird, first and foremost, I can never have too many pincushions!

  215. Addie says:

    This book looks wonderful. I’d try the applique pillow, vintage upholstered chair, yoga mat carrier and more! I’m redecorating our new apartment right now so these projects are exactly what I need. Thanks for the giveaway.

  216. Jennifer P says:

    Oh my! That wall organizer looks like something I NEED to make! =0)

  217. Iva says:

    Love Joel Dewberry prints! But not sure which of his projects I would tackle first. So many wonderful ideas!

  218. Laurel says:

    I love Joel Dewberry’s fabrics. I have a huge stash at home and would love love love to use some of it on projects from this book!

  219. Elizabeth says:

    I am such a fan of Dewberry (the woodgrain fabric is my favourite) and I turn to his fabrics again and again. I’d love to see his aesthetic laid out in the new book! I too think it’s important to bring a personal touch where I can, especially with the push everywhere to buy cheap mass-manufactured goods.

  220. Laura says:

    Looks like some really cute projects! I love the memo board!

  221. Anie says:

    his fabrics are even more beautiful in the projects.

  222. Amanda says:

    I love everything. That memo board is a must for me, especially in that beautiful fabric.

  223. Janice Brewer says:

    I can not wait to get this book, Love the fabrics and projects. I must wait until August to add to my collection!

  224. Sandy E says:

    The first project I would do would be the pocket memo board for myself and co-workers. Colorful way to decorate and be organized- A Win – Win situation. Great inspiration for Christmas gifts is the little bird pincushion.

  225. Jill B says:

    I’d love a copy of this book! Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

  226. Madeleine says:

    I’d love to win this! Great ideas!

  227. William says:

    Those projects look pretty neat! I’d love to use them to spruce up some areas in my family’s house.

  228. kate C. says:

    Wow! Really neat projects, thanks for the interview!

  229. Summer says:

    I would love a copy of this book! Love, love the fabrics and uses I see in the photos above. Can’t wait to see the book for myself!

  230. SoozeM says:

    What a fantastic book, I would love to start with the memo board!

  231. Krista says:

    Love all these projects! Wonderful book.

  232. Vicki says:

    Oh the buletin board is so pretty. My kids would love the teddy bear too.

  233. Suzanne says:

    This book looks absolutely amazing. I would love to make the teddy bear for my 15 month old. I also love the idea of the bird which I would use as a cute pin cushion in my sewing nook!

  234. Octavia says:

    I am new sew-er and this looks like a fun place to start. Thanks!

  235. Karen says:

    Love the wall art! Would love to make the table runner in Acorn chain. Wow, some really cool projects just before the end of summer. Already thinking about fall projects!

  236. Jo says:

    I love that pocket memo board! I think I’d need one for work and one for home, though…Looks like lots of sewing fun there!

  237. Firda says:

    So many great projects to choose from! I’m inspired already. I’d definitely tackle the birdy first. So cute! Would love to win a copy of this great book!

  238. Amber says:

    I desperately want to make the wall art. i would love to display some of the beautiful fabrics on my plain walls!

  239. Rebekah says:

    cool book! thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  240. mela says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book, the projects are amazing! I’d love to win!

  241. elsa says:

    oh my goodness! this looks like the best book! I’d love to win it! thanks for the opportunity!

  242. Sara says:

    I would love to win a copy–this looks great!

  243. Christine M says:

    I’m sure I could get lots of inspiration from this book. I just love the teddy!

  244. Nicole in VT says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this book! I would first make teddy bears for my children and then I would like to try to patchwork duvet cover.

  245. JJ says:

    Beautiful! This book is a work of art as much as it is a sewing book…

  246. Kristin says:

    The first fabric I ever saw of Joel Dewberry’s was the one with the deer on it, and I wasn’t positive I liked it at first, although I was completely entranced by how he could make such a masculine print so beautiful. Since then I’ve fallen in love with all of his fabric and would love the see what type of projects he’s got!

  247. Tracy says:

    The bird pincushion is very cute. I would love to win this book!

  248. Laci says:

    Looks like a great book!

  249. Rachel Locke says:

    I have been wanting this book!! What a fabulous giveaway!! I would love to make the birds. I have been wanting to make a bird for some time.

  250. Anne says:

    Birdies! Birdies! Birdies! They’d be the first. Then lots more . . .

  251. Kerstin says:

    I was just saying today that I need an inspiration board above my sewing area! What a beautiful one shown in the photo!

  252. Jeannette Hatos says:

    Wow! I love Joel’s fabric and am looking forward to enjoying this book. I love anything that honors birds and would probably pick a project that would feature birds.

  253. Berkeley says:

    What beautiful patterns! Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  254. Amy Smart says:

    HUGE Joel D fan. Would love this book of eye candy and inspiration!!

  255. Sula says:

    Thanks for this interview! It is always a treat when someone’s words make their art even better. This book looks delicious and I will certainly be making pocket teddy bears for my little girl. How delightful!

  256. Tiffany says:

    what a great book! love it!

  257. Rachel L says:

    What a lovely book. I love the noticeboard and the pincushion bird. I would love this book so much!

  258. Tracey says:

    I love his rich/vibrant fabric. I would so love to win this!

  259. Tong says:

    Thanks for the great interview! The book looks wonderful!

  260. Colette says:

    I’ve REALLY been wanting this book! Gotta love that little pin cushion and the bear!

  261. Ginger says:

    Looks great. I love all of Joel’s lines and can’t wait for next spring!

  262. Christine says:

    I love the framed fabrics. It’s amazing how something so simple makes such a big impression.

  263. Tiffany says:

    I love the idea of showcasing the fabric as art. I’d love to use this book as inspiration to create some wall art for my home.

  264. Great interview and sounds like a great book!

  265. jill says:

    Since I’ve just about used up my stash of Joel Dewberry fabrics, I think this new book full of awesome projects is the perfect excuse to buy more! I am really excited about the new Aviary colors!

  266. Erin says:

    I would love to win this!

  267. Debbie says:

    I love all of his fabrics and the book looks like it has some great projects…I’d be thrilled to win!

  268. Laura says:

    I’m pretty excited about the organization board – with a little fiddling it could double as the perfect hanging jewelry organizer~ my daily wears are on a heap on my dresser.

  269. Sara says:

    My first Joel Dewberry fabric love was the orange Woodgrain. I love the natural motif still brings modern design and color into my living room pillows. The organizer board looks like an interesting project and one I am in need of!

  270. Rachel says:

    It sounds like a wonderful book. I love his fabrics, especially the Aviary collection.

  271. Maree says:

    Would so love the book, the wee bird would have to be on top of the lists to make next! The fabrics are just devine!

  272. Birgit says:

    Duvet Cover – such joy to sleep with and far faster then the quilt I always mean to get started on….Thanks for making it fun and fast — so many choices….heck so many beds to cover in this house!

  273. sarahliz says:

    The teddy bear looks great. I’d love to make a couple for my nephews. And I’m obsessed with the notion of redoing my bathroom with a bird theme. The bird satchet would be a perfect part of that.

  274. Michele J. says:

    That bear is something that my girls would love! Looks like another great crafting book to add to my wishlist.

  275. Mary Jo says:

    some of my favorite fabrics ever are Dewberry
    I will watch for the new line of fabric too.

  276. Jill says:

    What a wonderful book! That chair is particularly lovely and is spawning all kinds of ideas πŸ™‚

  277. Corrie says:

    The book looks wonderful! I want to make the bear and the bird!

  278. Xena says:

    Wow just the insight shown here is enough to really want such a fabulous book.

  279. kim says:

    Awesome book- alwayslooking for fresh gift ideas. Thank you.

  280. Deidra says:

    Great fabric. Can’t wait to see the book.

  281. Deidra says:

    Love his fabric. I can’t wait to see the book.

  282. angelina says:

    please pick me!!!!

  283. Morgan says:

    I love the paintings/wall art. I have a bare wall begging for some help!

  284. Susan says:

    Love the noticeboard. Hope that’s in the book πŸ™‚ Susan

  285. Kim says:

    I lovce the colours in his fabrics. The designs in his book look simple and a feast for the eyes.

  286. Jessica says:

    Love the bulletin board project. Have yet to see the rest of the projects in the book to tell if it would truly be my “first” project. As for her fabric . . . so vibrant and modern!

  287. Kristy says:

    I can’t decide if I would first tackle the office chair cushions (as I have some chairs that have been needing cushions in my office for the longest time) or the vintage chair cover (because I have some vintage chairs in the shed that have been waiting to be recovered for even longer).

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  288. Valerie says:

    I saw this book advertised in Stitched Magazine and have been drooling over it ever since! These projects will make perfect gifts!

  289. Aileen says:

    The notice board with pockets really intrigues me. I am into homeward at the moment so this book would be well used by me!

  290. Amy says:

    The memo board is perfect.

  291. julie says:

    I love Joel’s combination of natural elements with modern styles. I have some of his fabric in my stash that will be made into bedroom accent pillows and curtains for the bathroom. I love the Modern Meadow collection.

  292. Jen says:

    Wow, this looks like a great book! I’d love to see his ideas…

  293. LOVE his fabric lines! thanks for sharing!

  294. Heidi says:

    I’d love to win this. It would be a wonderful read.

  295. Kim says:

    The memo board I think! I’ve been holding off making one, trying to decide what to do.. the pockets are genius! I love Joel’s Wood grain from his Aviary collection.. it’s the nicest woodgrain fabric I’ve seen!

  296. lynn says:

    That sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to see it!

  297. Serena says:

    I love the Teddy Bear! My little ones would love him, too. The book looks wonderful, of course!

  298. Lynn says:

    Wow, I had no idea he was writing a book! I love all his fabrics and would love a copy of his book too!

  299. Jen Collins says:

    I am totally loving all of Joel’s designs! I can’t wait to make some of the great projects in his book! I also want to make the super cute placemats with the tutorial on his blog… sooo cute!

  300. Wow – lots of things in this book that I’d make – The fabric really make these projects sparkle……

  301. Kristin says:

    I am excited about this book.

  302. Joy says:

    Love the pictures and the projects, the book sounds so awesome! i will love to have one! πŸ™‚

  303. MissMary says:

    Sweet bird! Looks like one of the plush ducks I made with my students this past spring πŸ™‚

  304. aimee says:

    ooh – I love Joel’s fabrics. Every line is to die for. I have so much of Modern Meadow, I can’t wait to see what projects he came up with!

  305. Katie says:

    I would love to make that teddy bear! I so hope I win! My LR drapes and pillows are made from Joel Dewberry fabric and I love them!

  306. Art Genie says:

    I’m always looking for new ideas for my arts/crafts projects. The layout pics shows unique and fresh design. Looking forward to seeing this book in Barnes & Noble.

  307. Tawny Bee says:

    The projects all look so amazing. I could use some inspiration!

  308. Tammy says:

    This book looks great! I’b be whipping up a couple of birdie pin cushions I think. One for my bird loving friend and another for myself.

  309. Wow, I have always loved his fabrics. Looking forward to the book!

  310. Karen says:

    I’ve drooled over this book in the bookstore several times now. I love the pocket memo board and would love to make one if I win this book! Great interview idea!

  311. Nicole Grand says:

    The projects in this book look so fun. Very unique.

  312. Anna Bolster says:

    Would love to win one! I could use the sewing inspiration.

  313. Marcia W. says:

    Love the book and certainly Joel Dewberry’s fabrics. There are many projects that I would like to make — but first could be one of the birdie pin cushions. It is adorable. Second might be the teddy bear as have a grandniece due to be born late this year.

  314. char says:

    I would have to close my eyes at point, as I love them all!

  315. Sara Beth says:

    WOW, what an inspirational book! It looks fantastic!

  316. I want to make a yoga bag! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  317. Jessica says:

    I love that memo board! What an awesome idea!

  318. iris says:

    That books seems great, and I really love that bird.
    I want it!!
    Pick me! pick me! πŸ™‚

  319. Mandy says:

    looks like a really good book!

  320. fabienne says:

    It really looks like a beautiful book full of fun projects!

  321. Andi says:

    I love that pocket memo board – definitely a “must make” project! Great interview – I can’t wait to see the sewing patterns!

  322. Natalie says:

    Great interview. Thanks. What a great looking book. I still have much to learn and would appreciate such a resource. Looks like there is a how to section for certain stitches. The teddy bear is so cute. Would love to make that for my grandsons. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  323. Jen says:

    That book looks like it will have the most amazing projects in it. Would love it.

  324. Jenn says:

    that looks like a great book. Plus, I think that’s the exact paint color in my office. Reminds me that Mustard yellow will be a good accent choice once I’m sick of brown.

  325. Wendy D. P. says:

    Can’t wait to see more of this book! It looks wonderful!

  326. kami says:

    Great book! Thanks –

  327. erin d. says:

    love his fabrics, love the looks of this book! thanks for the opportunity!

  328. Nancey says:

    Good to hear he’s gotten a book out there. I still love his Manzanita line and drool over it, no matter how long it’s been!

  329. So excited… I can’t wait to see the entire book. I’m digging all the fabrics too– of course!

  330. Martha says:

    This looks like a great book, I’d love to win a copy!

  331. Brandy says:

    Love Joel’s fabric! So glad he has a book. Can’t wait to get into it!

  332. mamabear says:

    I would love this book. I would definately make the memo board and the bear. My favorite line from JD is Deer Valley, but I love the earthy-ness to all his lines.

  333. Lindsay Forgette says:

    Very awesome.


  334. Sam says:

    I love the memo board. It looks like a perfect project for a beginner like me.

  335. Tracy says:

    Count me in ~ I’d love to win this book πŸ™‚ thanks!

  336. Juliet says:

    I love sewing books!

  337. Audre says:

    I love the pincushion bird! I’d love to win the book!

  338. Sakura says:

    Would love love love this awesome book! Thanks for the chance!

  339. SaraD says:

    Love Joel Dewberry!

  340. Anna says:

    Oh, I’d love to win this book!!!

  341. Christinabean says:

    Looks like a great book! Can’t wait to see it!

  342. holly says:

    What beautiful fabrics!

  343. Trish says:

    The chair on the cover of the book has caught my eye. The fabric is fab-u-lous! I think I may have to try my hand in covering a chair as my weekend project. When I find I was too ambitious I’ll start on the wall art! Better get ordering.

  344. Gretchen Thomas says:

    Oh my goodness, HOW do you choose? I think I’d start with the patchwork duvet cover and then the pocket memo board and then the quilted throw… heck, I’d work my way through the entire book!!! I WANT it!!!!

  345. Sara says:

    Would be great to win!

  346. Joanna says:

    I’ve seen all styles of pincushions and love them all, but that little bird is darling, and I also love the bear that holds sewing items. It’s a great idea. Those are two things I see here I would make. The poster organizer is great too.
    Thank you for the coupon code.

  347. Norma says:

    I love the picture frames with fabric. I love all of Joel’s fabric lines

  348. Kimberly says:

    This is my kind of book! πŸ™‚

  349. Kate says:

    I am in love with Modern Meadow. Would love to do the pocket Memo Board, too!

  350. jessieaucoin says:

    my very first sewing project (since junior high home ec, that is) was with a joel dewberry print. ahh….the memories.

  351. barbara cuevas says:

    LOVE the book – looks like some wonderful ideas to try and make. Looking forward to seeing the book and to peruse the pages. And, the fabric line looks fabulous!

  352. Karen Finchum says:

    I would love to win this book Γ’β‚¬β€œ – so many beautiful projects to keep or gift!

  353. Wendy says:

    I’d love to make that pocket memo board–I can never have too much organization! Looks like a great book!

  354. Ana says:

    The projects look great!!

  355. elena says:

    Can’t wait to see the book. His fabrics are awesome. Love it!

  356. Katie says:

    The vibrancy of Joel’s fabrics are so great that I can only imagine how good the projects in the book will be!

  357. Colleen says:

    Great interview. I love everything about Joel Dewberry’s products. I can’t wait for the new aviary!

    I would love to make the teddy bears for my girls, and see what other wonderful things are in this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  358. desiree says:

    The book pictures and fabrics look amazing. Congrats!

  359. Kari says:

    I love Joel Dewberry’s fabrics and this sounds like a great book! I’d love to win it!

  360. Stephanie says:

    I love the wall hangings! So cute. I would love this book!

  361. Raquel says:

    Loved the interview and the book looks wonderful! My first project would be the wall organizer! Absolutely fabulous!!

  362. jennee says:

    Oooooo….I Love it! We just bought a house and I have been itching to decorate it. Yay!

  363. Kelli says:

    Oh, I’d love to win this book. I’ve had an itch lately to do some renewing of my decor and this would be the perfect inspiration!!

  364. sy says:

    i love Joel DewberryÒ€ℒs prints. the pincushion and teddybear sewing campanion is so cute, want to make those.

  365. Hiedy says:

    What a great bird and I know the perfect person to make that teddy for. I love the dewberry lines and am looking forward to 2011 for the new fabrics.

  366. Tabitha says:

    This book is on my wishlist – I’d love to win it!

  367. nopinkhere says:

    I want to see what the glass etched fabric art involves! Plus I want to see the butterfly mobile.

  368. I would love to have this book, there are too many projects to mention, I really want to make them all! Hope I win.

  369. Miranda says:

    I love the notice-board with pockets, so fun!

  370. Betsy M says:

    Those projects are all beautiful, can’t wait to see the whole book. The little bird sachet is perfect!

  371. Stephanie says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! I’m not sure which project I would tackle first. I absolutely love books like this because of the fresh perspective!

  372. sweetbabies00/angie says:

    What beautiful ideas. Can’t wait to read it.

  373. Sarah E. says:

    Wow, it looks GREAT!!!! I love the memo board!

  374. Mindy says:

    Oh, Joel is one of my favorite designers! I can’t wait to get this book!

  375. Becky says:

    I’d love to see all the projects in this book. Gift giving would be so fun. Just in time to start creating for Christmas.

  376. Corky says:

    This book is a must have! I love every single project. Thanks for a great offering!

  377. Angelina S. says:

    Aviary sparrow & wood grain in a new color palette?! That is great news!

  378. Sheree Slayton says:

    I would love to take the orange with white and make curtains, bulletin board, etc. for my own sewin room. The vibrant colors make me want to just create, and the projects are awsome! My grandaughter will love the patterns for jumpers this fall, for her first year of school. Her Yaya (me) makes her simple jumpers and sundresses. Yaya’s true love is quilting. And boy howdy these fabrics will make great quilts!!

  379. Brooke says:

    I would definitely start with the teddy bear or journal cover!

  380. Stephanie says:

    Oooh, looks fabulous! I love the bulletin board/mail sorter!

  381. Rachael says:

    I’ve been waiting for this book. I just adore the little bird !!! But how gorgeous is the Teddy bear?! I know this book would get a lot of use in my sewing room.

  382. DL Harmon says:

    Glass etched fabric art is what I would like to do!

  383. Fran says:

    What beautiful projects !
    I’d love to win !

  384. Rebekah says:

    Looks like some really fun ideas – thanks for the chance to win a copy. πŸ™‚

  385. elle says:

    oh, the bird. And now I have a grerat idea to frame my first Joel Dewberry bird fabric.

  386. Ailee says:

    I would love a copy of his book! I love his fabric; I’ve been contemplating stretching it over canvas to put up as wall art.

  387. Katie B says:

    This book looks awesome!

  388. Ange says:

    That teddy bear looks perfect – for me!!

  389. This book is on my wish list. Pick me, pick me!!!

  390. Sue says:

    A new book of inspiration, please enter me too!

  391. Hannah says:

    Love the pocket memo board!

  392. Cricket says:

    I swear, I love everything Joel Dewberry does. Can’t help myself.

  393. Jeni says:

    I am a JDaholic. I Love the Aviary Collection but really truly love Modern Meadow. The pocket memo board looks like fun to make.

  394. Samantha says:

    The pocket memo board for sure!

  395. sang says:

    Looks like there are a lot of neat projects in the book. I love the bird.

  396. Doris says:

    That stitchin’ bear is pretty darned cute!

  397. jenn says:

    beautiful! Would love to add it to my collection!

  398. Joan says:

    Looks like a great book! Would love to own it.

  399. Erica says:

    Great projects! I’d really like to add this book to my collection. Thanks for the great info.

  400. Katherine says:

    Thanks for the peek into Joel’s book and the chance to win a copy. Looks like it contains some gorgeous projects I would love to make.

  401. Darcy says:

    I love Joel’s designs! I have only discovered him about 5 months ago, but have already made bags and guitar straps, and I have on of his collections tucked away to make a quilt. I am starting a huge transition in my life next week with moving hundreds of miles and buying a small house for my daughter and I; this book would be awesome to use– I love the wall hangings and the mail organizer/bulletin board. It would be inspirational to help settle into my new life!

  402. Evie says:

    Oh my goodness…those little birds are perfect for an empty birdcage I’ve been wanting to fill for my little girl’s room. And a teddy for the boy. Oh! And a vintage chair reupholstered for me. What’s not to love.

    Thank you for a splendid giveaway.

  403. kate says:

    love the memo board and birdie pin cushion. adding book to must read list…

  404. Dianne says:

    I love Joel’s woodgran fabrics. I have some stashed away for VERY special projects. Please bring them back!!!!!

  405. Chancy says:

    Right now, I’m really loving everything Joel Dewberry (the herringbone print in Modern Meadow is my favorite), so it would be great to win this!

  406. Erin says:

    I just discovered the Dewberry family’s blog recently and it gave me a hankering for his book. Of course, he is my favorite fabric designer as well!

  407. Rebecca says:

    I’m so excited to see this book and the fabric–I just did two projects with Joel’s fabrics! I used that lovely blue wood pattern for a picnic placemat, and the orange with brown flowers for a purse. I love the bold, graphic designs of the fabric, and can’t wait to check out the book! I was eyeing that bulletin board; I never thought to sew my own.

  408. Jennie says:

    Love those fabric shadow boxes! So gorgeous.

  409. Erin R says:

    love Joel Dewberry’s fabric and would love to win the book!!

  410. Nicole Balazs says:

    This book is awesome! I would love to have my own copy πŸ™‚ The teddy bear project is so adorable.

  411. Leslie J says:

    What cute stuff! I’d love to get my sticky paws on this book πŸ™‚

  412. amisha says:

    love joel dewberry’s fabrics! this looks like a great book.

  413. Shelly says:

    Joel Dewberry was my first official fabric designer crush (REO speedwagon playing in the background as I type) I would LOVE to have this goodie on my desk!

  414. Angie says:

    Love Joel Dewberry! Great giveaway!

  415. I would love to make several of the projects in this book. It looks awesome! Thanks.

  416. Martha says:

    I would definitely start with the Bird Sachet. I have a pattern for something similar, but the details on this are much nicer. I love the embroidery on the wing! I have been wanting to try a project that incorporates both sewing and embroidery.

  417. Erin says:

    I love Joel’s fabrics! I’m super excited about the book!

  418. Love what I’ve seen so far!!!

  419. Gale Bizzell says:

    I want to get my hands on this book!

  420. Ivy says:

    Wow! I was looking for something more “modern” and inspirational to motivate me to pick up sewing again! Great looking book!

  421. Ellen Ban says:

    Can’t wait for new colorways of Aviary Sparrow and the woodgrains!!!

  422. jenne says:

    looks like a great book! Love the pin cushion!

  423. jackie says:

    looks like there are wonderful projects in this new book ~ thanks for a chance to win πŸ™‚

  424. Delia says:

    How cool! I would love to win his book.

  425. Courtney says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  426. Cindy says:

    Would love to check out this book, and love the fabrics!

  427. Ariane says:

    I love the Ginseng collection. Orchids and Tossed Flowers are among my favorite prints. πŸ™‚

  428. Lori says:

    JD is a long time favorite fabric designer of mine. Only recently did I discover that we have the same alma mater, now I like him even more!

  429. Beth says:

    That bear is KILLING ME!

  430. Michelle says:

    I love the pocket memo board.

  431. Lesley says:

    I’d love to win this! Joel Dewberry is one of my favorites, and I’ve made both bed sets for my children using fabrics from his fabulous lines.

  432. Amy L says:

    I love his fabric – the book looks terrific!

  433. Adria Swinconos says:

    Joel is one of my FAVORITE fabric designers! Everything he does I am in love with! I think I would def have to frame some prints! Also would tackle that awesome wall hanging!

  434. Sara says:

    I love Joel’s fabrics so it’s great to see a book too!

  435. Lori says:

    the glass etched fabric art is gorgeous!

  436. Melissa Ann says:

    I totally love Modern Meadow’s Flower Fields in practically any colorway though Sunset might be my favorite. I’m so trying to decorate my house slowly on a shoestring budget so I would love to win this book! I looks beautiful!

  437. heidi says:

    I LOVE Joel Dewberry…my living room is decorated in his fabrics right now.

  438. Sara Upshaw says:

    I love the etched frames. We’re moving in a couple months to a bigger house. I’m on the lookout for low cost, high style, personalized art and these might be just the ticket.

  439. Sarah S says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!! Hope I win!

  440. Amanda says:

    Ah! Another book I must add to my collection. Beautiful!

  441. Christina says:

    Wow, the book looks wonderful. That teddy bear project is adorable!

  442. I love, love, LOVE the memo board. Just what my home office/sewing room is needing! The fabrics are gorgeous too!

  443. Taryn says:

    It looks fun! I love the bear.

  444. Faith says:

    What would I make FIRST? Dear me, I’m pretty sure I’d feel the need to work through the entire book! The design asthetic is just what we’ve been slowly implementing in our house. I would LOVE to have this book in my hands!!

  445. Looks like a great book to add to any collection. I love the fabrics on the bulletin board!

  446. Lael says:

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the sneak peek.

  447. The colors Joel Dewberry uses are just fantastic. I always think of fresh and crisp when I use his fabrics. Such an artistic man, I am so glad he decided to share his talent with the sewing artists of the world.

  448. Rebecca says:

    ooooooooooo his stuff is so cute! I love sewing, and I especially love the wall art!

  449. Peg says:

    I’m so anxious to look at/get this book! Cover looks so inviting….

  450. Katie says:

    I love the bird sachet project! It is so multi-purpose!

  451. katie B says:

    Love this designer and would love to have this book!

  452. stacy says:

    I saw this in the bookstore over the weekend and loved some of the projects inside! I’d love to win this book!

  453. Lauren says:

    i love all his ideas and prints. would be great to win!

  454. erinmalia says:

    While I wish I had some perfect project in mind for his fabric, in reality it’d probably sit there on a shelf because nothing would be worthy of it!

  455. Amber says:

    oh – this book looks so amazing. I love the teddy bear and Joel’s woodgrain prints are so gorgeous!

  456. love his philosophy, looks like a great book.

  457. Deb DeChurch says:

    I love Joel’s fabrics and his use of strong colors. That bird project is fantastic and definitely would want to make that up.

  458. Emily says:

    Ooh, Joel Dewberry is one of my favorites.

  459. Jennifer Stone says:

    That pocket memo board would be just right for my new sewing space! I love it!

  460. Mary Claire says:

    Can’t wait to see this book. I’ve been very smitten with the Modern Meadow line, especially the Sunny Day palette. Gorgeous.

    Thank you for all these wonderful chances to win!

  461. Crystal says:

    Sweeeeeet! I love that a modern twist has been put on sewing. My husband and I love the modern style…now this just gives me even more excuses to sew!

  462. Kate says:

    I love Joel Dewberry fabrics and am sure I would love the book too!

  463. lisa b. says:

    This book looks wonderful! So many cute projects. I would love to win, thanks for the opportunity!

  464. Sandy says:

    The teddy bear is awesome! The book looks like it would have some things in it that I would want to try.

  465. Jenny says:

    What a great interview! Can’t wait to see more of the inside of that book! How lovely that he and his wife work on it together. It’s makes it that more special!


  466. Erin says:

    This looks like a beautiful book — the pincushion is adorable!

  467. brittany says:

    when i saw the picture of the pocket memo board, i gasped. it is lovely, and would be the first thing i started! beautiful book, projects and fabric!

  468. Megan says:

    This book would get a lot of use in my home! I love the wall organizer. I can see a few of these making their way into my home for different purposes.

  469. Buckeye Mom says:

    Wow! I love both the bird sachet and the teddy bear . . . can’t wait to see the rest of the book!

  470. Susan C. says:

    Those projects look fabulous – would love to win a copy of this. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  471. Ashley L. says:

    I’ve been living in my apartment for 2 years and still have empty living room walls! (Don’t judge me!) I’d definitely go for some of the wall art.

  472. Sandra Dennison says:

    I think that teddy bear is adorable. Even my daughters and friends who do not sew would have love it.

  473. Adena says:

    I love the mix of orange and turqoise- two of my favorite colors!

  474. Alisa says:

    The book looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win it. πŸ™‚

  475. Vicki K says:

    His fabric designs are always so fresh and fun – his book looks to be the same!

  476. Colleen Butler says:

    I am so excited about the book. The bird is adorable!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  477. Nicole says:

    Looks like an inspirational book – just like his prints!

  478. Addy says:

    Thanks for the great interview!

  479. Jules says:

    I have considering making a memo board for some time now but I haven’t found the proper inspiration. This book would certainly light a fear under me.

  480. Coleen says:

    I love the modern bud fabric, I am sure everything in this book is amazing.

  481. Damia says:

    This book looks fabulous! And I love the memo board/organizer. Great giveaway πŸ™‚

  482. Lina says:

    I love love love his fabrics and seeing them used like that for home decor only makes me want them more. His Deer Valley Antler Damask fabric was one of the first fabrics I bought on impulse at full price just because I had to have it.

  483. JaiCi says:

    His bird is darling! I just love their fabric and creativity…

  484. Cathy A says:

    Patterns sound intriguing!!

  485. Liz says:

    i see something about a yoga bag! i’ve been wanting a purty yoga bag forever…with a pocket for keys, license, phone, garage door opener, etc.

  486. Alexis says:

    I am so excited to hear that he’s bringing the woodgrain fabric back- that is one of may all time favorites ever. So many of the projects from the book are enticing, but that bird sachet stole my heart. I can see making it for baby toys, lavender sachets, and ornaments. How cute would a tree filled up with those birds in bright colors be? Yep, I’d make them in the pink woodgrain I have in my stash too!

  487. Monique says:

    This looks like a great book! I’d love to make that pocket memo board for my kitchen!

  488. danna says:

    I would certainly make the pocketed memo board. Joel fabrics are such that I take a clean deep breath when I view them. thanks for chance in giveaway

  489. Bonnie says:

    Looks like some great projects. I would love to win one!

  490. Amber P says:

    The greeting cards are gorgeous. And I love the woodgrain prints. Always a favorite. Thanks so much for the interview.

  491. I would love to win this book. All the nest stuff in it looks so cute to make.

  492. Martha says:

    How timely! We have 3 closets in our small home and my wonderful husband let me turn one of them into a sewing room! I’d love to start out with some of Joel’s projects.

  493. Emily says:

    That teddy bear just sucked me in! How precious!!

  494. Kimberly says:

    That memo board is fantastic!!

  495. Carolyn Davis says:

    Such creative ideas. Love the little bird pin cushin. Hope I can win a copy of the book….I’ve never one anything!

  496. Luz says:

    the book looks very interesting. I love the wall art projects, those would be the first things I’ll try. The fabric designs and colors are gorgeous!

  497. Kellie says:

    I LOVE his fabrics!! And the projects look awesome!!

  498. Tepary says:

    I’m wishing and hoping…the Joel Dewberry book looks like another brilliant product!

  499. Rafael's mum says:

    I love the bird and the teddy! Definitely something I would love to make! I hope you have a lot of success with the book. I will certainly be looking out for it! So exciting about the new fabric line too! I am making a quilt in deer valley and can’t wait to see the new one!!

  500. Chris says:

    Joel’s fabrics are some of my all-time favorites. I would be thrilled to win a copy of his book. Thank you for the chance.

  501. Sarah Lorde says:

    Wonderful looking book. Love the message board & prints featured in the interview. thanks for the giveaway.

  502. Cindy Hinton says:

    Such a beautiful book! I am torn between the glass-etched fabric art & the memo board! Maybe the art to start with though. Thanks for sharing his amazing work with us!

  503. Jenny says:

    Looks magnificent. Love the birdie. I can’t wait to check out this book.

  504. Rachel says:

    I love his fabrics! I would love to make that memo board!

  505. Julie says:

    I was just flipping through this at the bookstore the other day and made it a mental note to add it to my wishlist! All of the projects are absolutely adorable!

  506. Tina says:

    I love Joel Dewberry!

  507. Kate says:

    Joel Dewberry fabrics are my favorite choice for home dec projects and I really like the etched glass fabric art. My house definitely needs some perking up!

  508. Gina says:

    The fabrics are beautiful! Great prints and color combinations. I SO want to make that memo board!!

  509. Mary REad says:

    I’m dying to used some of the Deer Valley prints to make that memo board! Such an exciting publication!

  510. DianeY says:

    Love Joel’s fabrics & from the looks of these photos, I’m sure his book is full of all kinds of treasures!

  511. rae says:

    what a great looking book! thanks for the opportunity! πŸ˜‰

  512. Jeanne says:

    What wonderful inspirations. I just adore his fabrics.

  513. Keri Boyette says:

    I love the brightly colored fabrics! I want to make the teddy bear!

  514. Cameron H says:

    I’m so thrilled to hear he’s releasing the Aviary Woodgrain in new colors! Love that print. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  515. Heather says:

    Great interview! That teddy bear is so cute.

  516. Deb Joseph says:

    The book looks fantastic – thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  517. Amy says:

    Would love to have that book!

  518. Latrilla says:

    Joel Dewberry’s fabric collection are classic yet modern, which is what I love about them. I oftentimes wondered how does one begin designing fabrics? I would like to learn.

  519. ACooke says:

    Thank you sms and Mr. Dewberry, I am so excited about this new book and on the edge of my seat to see the new fabric line!

  520. Kara says:

    Oh neat, love it!

  521. Jennifer says:

    Looks like this book has a ton of great projects that I would love to try out.

  522. ara jane says:

    wow, what a great looking book! i totally heart joel dewberry.

  523. Rachel P. says:

    Looks like a ton of fun wrapped up in one book!!

  524. Megan says:

    This book looks beautiful! I’m intrigued by the vintage upholstered chair, would love to see something like that in my home!

  525. Megan says:

    Love the projects. Love the fabric. Must. Get. This. Book.

  526. Susie says:

    I heart Joel Dewberry’s fabrics! Can’t wait to see the book!

  527. Maria says:

    I am so excited about the new book! My husband and I have been renovating our 60 year old bungalow and I have greatly enjoyed all the sewing projects that accompany such a project.
    Aviary remains, to this day one of my all time favorite fabric lines. Can’t wait to see what Joel has up his sleeve in 2011.

  528. Jenny says:

    yeah! a new book of wonderful projects…and yay for new colors of wood grain…exciting news!

  529. Joyce Moore says:

    I love his fabrics and would love to have a copy of his book!

  530. duff says:

    Aviary Sparrow in an new color-way?? OH, Come to Mama!!!!
    The bird sachet/pincushion looks fabulous! Thanks for the great interview Ò˜¼

  531. Emma N says:

    I’d LOVE to add this to my library of crafty books!

  532. Betsy says:

    I’m glad to know about this book!

  533. MeganAnne says:

    What beautiful looking projects. And of course the fabrics are wonderful!

  534. Georgi P. says:

    Great interview – thanks sms!

  535. Johanna says:

    I love the bird, it looks so tranquil!

  536. Celeste says:

    Well, I hate to just rave, but I love love love Joel Dewberry fabrics–the range of colors, the bold designs. Love them for clothing, home dec–everything! Definitely looking forward to checking out this book!

  537. Margie Bennett says:

    Wow looks like a fantastic book. I really love that little bird & the memo board! All with such beautiful fabrics too!

  538. Lindsey says:

    I’ve flipped through this book & found it beautiful. Thanks for sharing this interview, I love learning more about the “faces” behind creative works.

  539. Monica says:

    I love Joel’s designs. What a talent! Thanks for the chance to win.

  540. Kara says:

    Thanks for a great interview – this book looks wonderful!!

  541. Grandma G says:

    I would love to win that book! The projects all look wonderful!

  542. This book looks awesome! I love the pictures!!!

  543. Polly says:

    Thanks so much for this awesome givaway!! Polly

  544. I thumbed through the book at Borders, and I was thrilled to see the section on how to do piping–this is just the skill I need to really feel confident about making pillows for my home. Love it!

  545. Holly Storm says:

    Fantastic projects!

  546. Ramona says:

    Oh my goodness, I love all the projects you showed. But I think that Teddy bear would be my first project, then the memo board and then the bird. What great gifts they would all be. This book is now on my wish list.

  547. Erin Gustafson says:

    I think the mail organizer would work perfectly right by my front door!

  548. Lovely interview. By chance I came across Joel and Laurie blog ( and since have been a fan of their work. Their creativity just oozes from them!

  549. I hope I win! This book looks great!

  550. Oh how wonderful! I didn’t know that Joel was coming out with a book. I’ve always loved his fabrics so this is a must have for me!

  551. Shanie Rothman says:

    I love, love, love the brilliant colors in the fabrics they are beautiful. I would love to try the teddy bear for my son… he loves all stuffed animals and places to hide things!! Its a 2 for 1!! I’m not really familiar with his prints, but from what I see they are amazing and I will definitely be looking into getting some soon! I can see many projects in my future!

  552. Carrie says:

    I’ve always been a big fan of his bird fabrics. I love the idea of framing them–and his other fabrics–as wall art (especially since I moved into a new home last year and still have blank walls!)


  553. Christa says:

    I love Joel Dewberry’s fabric. I have a quilt made with some of the sparrows from aviary.

  554. bylly says:

    looks like an awesome book!! I’ll have to buy it if I don’t win!

  555. Jeana says:

    I just finished painting/redecorating my guest room/creative space and CAN’T WAIT to tackle the fabric peg board using the Cool Stream fabrics from his Modern Meadow collection!

  556. Pamela V says:

    So many cute projects! My youngest daughter is in college and I know she would love a teddy bear with a pocket for her IPOD or phone AND she would absolutely love the pocket memo board. Can’t wait to see the rest of the book. Bravo!

  557. cindy says:

    What a lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  558. Abby Bohn says:

    This would be an AWESOME book to have in library!!!!!!

  559. Christy says:

    I’d definitely try some of the framed art projects! I’m always looking for interesting things to hang on my walls.

  560. Melanie Saliba says:

    birds have become so popular lately; I would love to try to make some of the wonderful things from this book! πŸ™‚

  561. “I am very fond of the simplicity and purity expressed in a beautifully contrasting silhouette”

    I am too!
    This book looks like absolutely delicious

    – Signe

  562. Beth B. says:

    Ah, I loved this interview. Thank you for sharing!! I’m super excited about the book and the patterns to come!!! Wonderful.

    The pocket memo board looks like a must make for me! Of course the bear is adorable… I think this book would keep me busy for a long time to come.

  563. Awesome giveaway! I’d love to win!

  564. Jennwith4 says:

    I love the colors in the fabrics and the designs are so elegant. The first project I would tackle would be the last one pictured on this post, the organizing wall station. We could definitely use one of those!

  565. trina says:

    Definately a must-have!

  566. Hilary says:

    Lovely book! And looking forward to more Sparrow!

  567. Anna McD says:

    I love Joel … book looks great!

  568. Alice S says:

    I love the pictures from the book shown above. I always love Joel Dewberry fabrics. His chocolate brown and aqua damask fabric is one of my all time favorites.

  569. Danna BC says:

    Fantastic! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy so I can make something. πŸ™‚

  570. gillian says:

    Ooooh! I have been waiting for this book to come out! I love the color and pattern of his fabrics. Always fresh and interesting. Thank you for doing a giveaway. Crossing my fingers!

  571. Margaret says:

    Love all the uses of great fabrics in the home and I love all the colors. Looks like a great book; thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  572. Melissa says:

    I’d love to have a copy of this book!

  573. Amy says:

    Lovely projects! I especially love the bear and pocket memo board, gorgeous and useful. I cant wait to get my hands on the book and try them out!

  574. Jessica says:

    I love that memo board!

  575. SewLindaAnn says:

    Wow, he sounds like a really nice guy! The fact that he loves seeing his wife pull out her yoga bag got me immediately. The first project for me would be pajama pants. Can’t wait to see the new color palettes.

  576. Dawn says:

    I would love to make a teddy bear for Jr and the memo board is stunning. I hope I win a copy.

  577. Jessica says:

    My all time favorite collection of fabrics ever has been Joel Dewberry’s Avary prints. I have clothes for the kids, curtains for my kitchen and napkins for the dining room! I also have a baby carrier made from it and a diaper bag. There is even a small amount left to spare!

  578. Katrina says:

    I love the glass etched fabric art – perhaps for my little girl’s room? There are a number of projects from this book that I like!

  579. Kelly says:

    Looks like an awesome book!!

  580. Annika says:

    The pocket memo board looks like a must for me!

  581. Rebekah Elliott says:

    I have been wanting this beautiful (& inspirational) book forever!

  582. Sara says:

    I would love to win this book – – so many beautiful projects to keep or gift!

  583. I’d love to win this. Everything looks great!

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