Hope your holidays are filled with warmth, laughter and time to play with fabric!
“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” – Johann Wolfgang
She makes magic (9” x 13”)
For a giveaway entry, post a comment: tell me about a project you started recently (it doesn’t have to be sewing or quilting related).
“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.” – Anais Nin
She creates magic (5.5” x 9”)
For a giveaway entry, post a comment: tell me the name of a book that you just couldn’t put down recently.
Summer is in full swing and I am stitching like mad for an upcoming show, but I want to celebrate the magic of 2017 so far. With help of the generous people at Stampington I’m hosting a giveaway. Two lucky readers will win either a copy of Art Quilting Studio or Sew Somerset and some goodies from me. Any comments on the blog in the next 7 days has a chance of winning.
She sews magic (9” x 12”)
I love creating with fabric, paper and thread, but I find inspiration in words too and have always collected quotes. I’ll be posting art quilts and quotes about magic for the next 7 days. I hadn’t realized just how often magic is included in a sentiment on a quilt until I went looking for them. I shouldn’t be surprised given that “believemagic” is a daily part of my life, but when I found 7 pieces I hadn’t yet shared here, I was smiling.
So let’s kick things off with a little Roald Dahl – his stories are magical.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
For a giveaway entry, post a comment: tell me your favorite Roald Dahl book or story.
The latest issue of Sew Somerset is out and my stitched cards have made the cover!
I am honored to have my art on the cover – I just keep shaking my head in surprise and smiling.
As with each issue, the publisher does a amazing job photographing and displaying the art.
Inside this Winter 2016 issue of Sew Somerset not only will you find my stitched cards, but my book constructed of stitched fabric and paper is also featured.
The issue is packed full of stitched eye-candy and inspiration. Each featured project sparks a little idea in my head for something new I want to try or has me sketching an idea for a future art quilt.
The publisher, Stampington, has generously offered to send an issue to one lucky winner. I’ll be randomly selecting a winner on Monday, Dec 14th from comments to this blog post and the comments to my giveaway post on Instagram (which will be posted later today). Comment in both places for multiple chances to win. Note: This contest is open to US residents only.
In your comment, I’d like to know: have you tried sewing paper before and if no, are you inspired to give it a try now?
These quilts were created in 1 afternoon – 2.5 hours to be exact – using my Creative Girl Art Quilt Patterns. I filmed my fun and with the magic of iMovie you can watch the whole process in 11 minutes.
The video is a quick overview – for more details on creating your own art quilts, sign up for STITCHED 2015 where you can watch and re-watch the videos in my Magpie Girl Art Quilt class and so many other art quilt classes by a great group of instructors.
I’m giving away the ‘She is Beautiful’ and ‘She is a Star’ art quilts. Leave a comment here before 11:59pm on Sunday, April 12th telling me which quilt you’d prefer. I’ll randomly select 2 lucky winners who will receive one of the quilts and a Creative Girl Art Quilt Pattern.
That’s not all – this month, I turn 40 and I’m celebrating big! There’s a sale on all quilts in my Etsy shop.
I’m giving away this completed Magpie Girl art quilt that says, ‘She dances to celebrate – she dances to remember’ and a selection of my patterns to one lucky STITCHED 2015 participant.
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Be sure to visit the blogs below in the next week for more tutorials and giveaways!
April 3rd: Celeste at http://goatfeathers-celeste.blogspot.com
April 6th: Carmi at http://carmicimicata.blogspot.ca
April 7th: Lidija at http://www.bludor.com/magazine
April 8th: Lynn at http://smudgedtextilesstudio.com/blog/
April 9th: Hanna at http://www.ihanna.nu
April 10th: Alma at http://almastoller.blogspot.com
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Go, register for STITCHED now. It a virtual retreat with classes, discussion and Facebook fun. I’m already so inspired and there’s new classes and Blocks of the Month to be released each month.
Ruffles filled with treasure – lace, charms, fabric, buttons, jewels, stitching
A pink background covered swirls of stitching
Curly hair pulled up in a side bun
Untitled (16” x 20”)
This magpie girl isn’t quite finished yet – she is awaiting a sentiment. What do you think this quilt or girl is saying?
Leave me a comment before noon on Saturday, February 28th. I’ll select one random reader to receive a few of my patterns, fabric and other goodies.
STITCHED 2015 starts March 1st. Have you signed up? If yes, leave an additional comment for an extra chance to win.
Update: The winners are Amy C, jonquil and Patti! Thanks for making me want all the desserts!
I am participating in Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day by giving away three small art quilt to three lucky winners.
This first quilt is ‘Disco Girl at Heart’ that measures 8” x 10”. I made a lot of art quilt similar to this, a fun background and a girl (or occasionally a boy) doing something fun.
The second quilt is ‘Love’ that measures 7” x 9”.
The third quilt is ‘Bloom’ that measures 7” x 9”. Love and Bloom were art that resulted from a what if…what if I sewed strips of sheet music to a canvas quilt background. I add wire and fabric and lots of machine and hand stitching.
Each winner will also receive a Creative Girl Art Quilt Pattern and a bag of fabric scraps.
To win, leave a comment before 5pm AK time on Friday December 12th telling me your favorite holiday cookie or dessert and which art quilt you’d prefer. I’ll randomly select winners.
Now go see the other giveaways here.