Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Three great books, lots of chances to win

You may have noticed that I have not blogged in almost a month. I have been totally consumed with helping my father through a difficult move and transition into a retirement center. But I wanted you to know that I will be back eventually, making art and blogging about it. And in the meantime, I am participating in some exciting give-aways. The fun starts Thursday, June 7, and goes through most of July; don’t miss a chance to win.

On June 12, I’ll be blogging about Kay Mackenzie’s new book, Scrap-Appliqué Playground: Turn Quilting Scraps into Fun Appliqué Fabrics, and giving away a copy. All you applique fans out there are going to love this one. Here are the blog stops:
Thursday, June 7 • Stitch This! the Martingale blog, by Jenny Wilding Cardon
Friday, June 8 • Kim Jamieson-Hirst’s Chatterbox Quilts Chitchat
Saturday, June 9 • Sarah Vanderburgh’s Sew Joy Creations
Sunday, June 10 • Maria Hrabovsky’s Maria’s Quilt Scraps
Monday, June 11 • Carrie P.’s A Passion for Appliqué
Tuesday, June 12 • Susan Brubaker Knapp’s Blue Moon River
Wednesday, June 13 • Erin Russek’s One Piece at a Time
Thursday, June 14 • Holly Mabutas’ Sprinkles of Thought
Friday, June 15 • SewCalGal
Saturday, June 16 • Kay Mackenzie, All About Appliqué

On July 6, I’ll be blogging about Sue Bleiweiss’ new book, The Sketchbook Challenge: Techniques, Prompts and Inspiration for Achieving Your Creative Goals. It will be officially released on June 26, and she’s asked the artists featured in the book (including me!) to help celebrate with a blog hop and to give away over $1200 worth of prizes donated by some incredibly generous sponsors.
Starting Tuesday June 26, and continuing through July 10, we’ll be featuring two blogs for you to visit. Each of the blogs will have a post about the book and information about the prizes you can win just for leaving a comment on the post. For more information, check out Sue’s blog post.

Here’s the official blog hop schedule – visit the featured blogs on the days indicated for your chance to enter to win a prize:
June 26: 
Jill Berry
Sue Bleiweiss
June 27:
Violette
Kathyanne White
June 28:
Kathy Sperino
Leslie Tucker Jenison
June 29:
Jamie Fingal
Lynn Krawczyk
July 2:
Jackie Bowcutt
Lyric Kinard
July 3:
Jane Davies
Kim Rae Nugent
July 5:
Carla Sonheim
Carol Sloan
July 6:
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Diana Trout
July 9:
Tracie Lyn Huskamp
Judi Hurwitt
July 10:
Jane LaFazio
Kelli Nina Perkins

On July 10, I’m blogging about Jane Sassaman’s new book, Patchwork Sassaman Style: Recipes for Dazzling Quilts. There are lots of chances to win this book, and Dragon Threads publisher Linda Teufel will be giving away some of Jane’s fabric and patterns, as well. This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only; sorry! Here’s the schedule:

July 2: artfabrik.blogspot.com
July 3: remnantsfiberculture.blogspot.com
July 5: judyperez.blogspot.com
July 6: sassaman.blogspot.com
July 7: Dragonthreadsopenbook.blogspot.com
July 8: gloriahansen.com/weblog
July 9: 100billionstars.com/blog
July 10: wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com
July 11: tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com
July 12: www.craftnectar.com
July 13: sewcalgal.blogspot.com
July 14: twinfibers.blogspot.comJuly 15: www.delrayfabrics.com/blog
July 16: http://www.friestyle.blogspot.com
July 17: patsloan.typepad.com
July 18: jankrentz.com/weblog
July 19: makeitsimpler.blogspot.com
July 20: http://lyrickinard.com/blog/
July 22: janeville.blogspot.com
July 24: nancyzieman.com/blog