Monday, July 9, 2012

Blog Giveaway-Sew Embellished!

What a wonderful way to start a Monday. I have been invited to be part of a book blog tour. The book is Sew embellished!  artistic little quilts, personalized with easy techniques  (Martingale, 2012, ISBN:  978-1-60468-1475, 80 pages.) by Cheryl Lynch. Leave a comment and you could have a chance to win an autographed copy. The winner will be announced next Monday (July 16th).

I first became aware of Cheryl's wonderful work when I saw her quilt "Leaving Us" which was part of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative's exhibit "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece."

It is a book that focuses on projects that can include a variety of embellishments--beads, buttons, photographs, rickrack, found objects, etc. The beginning of the book does a great job at explaining the how-toes of embellishment (stacking buttons, adding beads, adding text, stitching, etc.). My favorite part was on making polymer buttons. As far as the projects go, I love that she includes and encourages the making of irregularly shaped pieces and interesting edge treatments.  In addition, the projects aren't just "quilts," she includes information on making fabric jewelry, and a fold out three dimensional piece called "From the Bottom of My Heart." It truly is 80 pages of fun projects and packed with great information.

36 comments:

  1. What a great book - this would be such an inspiration to use up the embellishment "stuff" I have accumulated! Thanks for the giveaway-

    Deb
    dr392809@gmail.com

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  2. I have recently returned to working with fiber art and am amazed each day about the possibilities of embellishment. I love to embroider, have always been fascinated by texture and color, and now enjoy using mixed-media, digital printing on fabric, fusing, encaustic, and whatever else I can get my hands on! Cheryl's book sounds right up my alley. I need some new inspiration for the summer to use some of my beads and sequins, roving and fabric scraps leftover from recent projects.

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  3. I'd love a chance at winning this fun looking book. MAybe it could bump my work in a new direction that could get me creating regularly again... :)

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  4. Looks like an interesting book! Helpful to those of us who accumulate alot of 'embellishments"!

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  5. Karen - What a fun book! I like to sew buttons and 'found' rusty stuff on my smaller quilts. The polymer buttons sound very interesting. I could really enjoy a copy of the book.

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  6. Would love win this book! Thank you for the chance. :)

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  7. Love the embelishments we are seeing these days, historically it was just crazy quilts...now it's wide open, crystals to yarn and everything in between. Working with the Girl Scouts this would be a great resource for our Project Fabris Art Program.

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  8. i think i NEED this book. some quilts just scream for embellishing, but then i don't know where to start. maybe this would help.

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  9. Love all your work and would love a copy of the book please enter me in the draw

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  10. The book looks wonderful! My younger sister (49 years old) has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. It's starting to get bad.

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  11. Thanks Karen for such a nice write-up. I remember the interview for SOS and how gentle you were with me :)

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    1. Cheryl, You are more than welcome. You were a great interview too. Hugs, Karen

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  12. Looks like a wonderful resource!

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  13. Looks like a great book to win....thanks for the chance.

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  14. Would love to win this book, count me in!

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  15. Holy hannah, great giveaway!

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  16. This looks like a great book.

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  17. It's an awesome book. Love the blog hop. thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Yes! This is the book I want! It's kinda what I do, only I want to know more. It would be great to win this!

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  19. The book looks just what I need to get started embellishing.

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  20. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I love the embellishment part of the quilts, and am always looking for new ideas.

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  21. How nice of you to do this giveaway. I'll have to check it out more closely soon.

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  22. I love to embellish and I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thank you, Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net

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  23. Wow! That book looks like great fun!

    Debra Svedberg

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  24. This looks like a fun book, love to spend time withit

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  25. Embellishment takes quilting to a whole new level of creativity and it would be wonderful to gather some new ideas to include in my quilting.

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  26. Enjoyed the blog hop and so many creative ideas. Judith, Texas

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  27. what a great looking book... blog hops are such fun.. but time consuming,,, got to get to "work". Beading is a good task to do in front of the T.V.

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  28. This book would be a great way to expand my quilting horizons.

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  29. I love embellishments! This book would be a good addition to my library! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  30. I would LOVE to have this book; I have lots of beads, buttons and found objects and I want to learn how to use them on fiber.

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  31. What a great book to win! Thanks for the chance.

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  32. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win Cheryl's new book. As I want to make my first crazy quilt, learning embellishment techniques from a pro's book would be great.

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  33. this looks like a book that I would just love...thanks for a chance to win

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  34. I missed most of this hop but have looked at some of the past reviews. Gosh! What beautiful work Cheryl does. So many neat ideas. How inspiring.

    Thank you and Martingale for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win a gorgeous book!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Hi Karen,

    Thank you for posting Judy's fabric challenge results which are a joy to see.
    Haven't been able to find a copy of Cheryl's book at my libary and I can see it looks like a great one to own. Hope I'm lucky!
    Louise B.

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