Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Review and give away

I was sent a copy of a new book to Review for you, 
and offer up a giveaway!


 

 I personally don't have many quilt books, 
the ones that I do have are mostly
on old quilts...
So it was interesting to sit down and flip open this book to see...

it says on the site:
Using the well-established methods and styles of the centuries-old handicraft, art quilts combine fabrics and other materials to create innovative, stunning, and contemporary results. The Art Quilt Collection profiles several artists in the field—many of them award-winning—along with their creations, showing readers the step-by-step process by which scraps of fabric become vibrant works of art. Readers will be inspired to experiment with quilting techniques and create their own unique pieces.

 It has some techniques interspersed though out the book ...
There are hopes you will learn a few new tricks along the way...


It is a nice book with a little blurb from each artist about the quilt, and a detail shot
rather like a quilt show...



The printing is quite nice, And the photography looks great.


It's more a coffee table book of a hand picked selection of ART quilts...
some artists have more than one quilt in the book. 
I'm not sure the techniques are necessary for this, 
but others may like that, if your dabbling in PLAY!

Perhaps a good gift for your art quilter friends?

Would you like a chance to have a look yourself?

Leave a comment here and I will 
pick a winner Friday morning, 9a.m.

REMINDER:
don't miss out by being a "no reply comment"... 
be sure I have your email!

Thanks, and good luck!

update 1/5/11
just FYI...of the first 50 people - 17 of you are no reply comments...
please send your email addresses

69 comments:

  1. it looks like a great book. thanks for the chance to win it!

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  2. definitely some unique inspiration there- thanks for the chance , V

    Love the black box idea

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  3. Sure, I'll take a chance! Thanks V.

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  4. yes. I would like a chance to win. ;)

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  5. yes, please!
    I would love have that book in my livingroom and a cup of coffe next to me!

    thanks V!!

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  6. I would love to win this book!
    Linda's other book is one of the first P and Q books I bought

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  7. Would love the opportunity to win. I collect mainly books of older quilts and technique books so an inspirational one of contemporary work would be fantastic... Thank you!
    Susannah

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  8. Picture books are my favorite! Then I don't feel compelled to add to my project list.

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  9. I'd love to be in with a chance...but postage to the UK would be extortionate!!

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  10. I would love a chance to win. Thanks for the review.

    Keep up the great work too!
    d

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  11. I do have quite a few quilting books... collected them first for a long time before I started making quilts. (I was under the misconseption that you had to be a granny to make one. Once I realized I was a granny I started with quilts for my kids getting married... seemed like an appropriate gift.) Anyway, I'd like to send you a few of my books, if you'd like to give me your address.
    <3 Terri

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  12. looks cool! cheers, marcus

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  13. A lot of inspiration flowing through those pages!

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  14. I would love to have that book (if you ship internationally) so please count me in!

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  15. I love loooking at different quilt books.Thanks for the chance to win this interesting book.

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  16. The books looks great! Thanx for the chance to look!!!

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  17. My whole neighborhood would love this book... and I would share it!!

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  18. Looks like a good book, Victoria. I'll have to get a coffee table.. Thanks for counting me in.

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  19. I am wanting this book so badly,,,,,

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  20. Looks like a great inspiration while quilting. Would love a chance to win. Thanks!

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  21. Looks like a cool book! And the photography looks awesome!

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  22. The Bird of Paradise really caught my eye. Kathie L in Allentown

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  23. I'm quite fascinated with art quilts, but have not pushed beyond my comfort zone yet. (It is one reason I read your two blogs each day.) I can always use more inspiration!

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  24. Looks like a nice book. If I win I will gift it to a friend who is really into art quilts....after I look at it of course:)

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  25. What a beautiful book! It has been on my wish list - now I wish I would win it! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  26. Looks interesting. Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  27. oh how pretty - I would love a chance to win this beautiful book.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  28. I am happy to have a chance to win this beautiful book. Thanks.

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  29. Wow thanks for the chance, I would love to win!

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  30. Always looking for something new and for inspiration. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. I do not have a single book that is for art quilts and our local PBS dropped Quilting Arts from the schedule. Please enter me into your giveaway as would enjoy the photography et al (as would my quilty mother). Thanks for the review and giveaway. Happy New Year.

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  32. i'm new to quilting, i'd love a chance to win. thanks!

    jmistok@gmail.com

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  33. I love looking at quilt books and getting inspiration.
    It is a great way to explore different styles and see what ones inspire me to create my own styles.

    Debbie

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  34. Thanks for the chance! I love quilting books.
    Regards, Helle, hellest(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I would really like to make an art quilt and maybe this book would help me with ideas of construction? I have enjoyed your blog this year (OK, last year). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. This book looks fascinating. I would love a chance to win it.

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  37. This looks like a great book. Sign me up.
    Wendy (wenclose@gmail.com)

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  38. I would love to look through this one. Please enter me.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I love the idea of expanding upon patterns so steeped in tradition and moving them into the context of modern art! would love a looksy! thanks so much
    johwb@me.com

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  40. I Love looking at books for inspiration in my quiltmaking. And yes its true I own a few art quilt books, I find them amazing to own for their color sense and their freedom of sewing. How they can sew shapes together to form a quilt inspires me. Some of them just don't follow the traditional quiltmaking rules and it inspires me to move out side the box. I would love to own this book as that is my goal this year...move outside the box and allow myself to just create.
    thanks for the opportunity to win this book
    Kathie

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  41. I read about this book and I just have to win it! :)))

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  42. I´d love a chance to win if it can be sent overseas.
    Great review.
    Beatriz

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  43. That looks like a super great book...with some instructions too!
    Happy New Year to all...

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  44. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  45. Ok Victoria,
    I would like to have a chance to win this book...thank you! :)

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  46. Yes please - I love art quilt books! Thanks!

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  47. I'd love to win the book. Am always looking for inspiration for art quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I would love to have an art quilt book - please count me in!
    micheletimms at gmail dot com

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  49. oops if I am one...

    mamarose at gmail.com

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  50. I love looking through these kinds of books for inspiration. Please add my name to the hat!

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  51. I always love to see what other quilters are doing, even if I would never make that kind of quilt. Love a chance to win. lsmucker@hotmail.com

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  52. Hi Victoria,
    It looks a lovely book to snuggle under a quilt with and just enjoy all the gorgeous pictures, especially when it's a miserable day outside!! Happy New Year to you all!! :-)))
    Annette.x

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  53. Looks like a source of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Looks like a lovely book. I have JUST the coffee table for it.

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  55. Looks like a beautiful book. Nice of you to offer to share.
    JeanneZ
    OnTheGo731@Aol.com

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  56. I don't have many quilt books either, but I can spend hours browsing an "art" quilt book like this ... Thank you for the giveaway!

    paulamb at shaw dot ca

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  57. Awesome opportunity to grow my art library! Thanks!
    I came here from Fat Quarterly... can't wait to explore your site!

    tdscrap@gmail.com

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  58. Even before I got into quilting I always loved art quilts and thought they were beautiful. Would love to get introduced to some techniques!

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  59. I could always use a new quilt book. I get very inspired by looking at different designs and color of fabrics!

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  60. I'm always looking for inspiration!

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  61. Oh, I would love to have a copy of this book! It looks wonderful.

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  62. I'm so curious about this book...artquilt is so inspirational. Hope I be the lucky one!

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  63. The book looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win the give away. Followed a link from the blog of Judy Danz to your site; glad I did!
    ranchodiane at gmail dot com

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  64. I love quilt art books and have made several artsy wall hangings. This book would be great! debgiro at wildblue dot net

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  65. Looks like a great book! Thanks for offering the chance to win it:-)

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  66. This looks like a lovely book for my coffee table :-)

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