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Art Quilts Giveaway!

November 12, 2010, 17:45 pm  Posted by Lark
 

Inspired after your trip to Quilt Market or after reading all the fabulous recaps online? We are, too! To celebrate art quilts and the spectacular 500 Art Quilts exhibit at Quilt Market/Festival in Houston, we’re hosting a little giveaway. For a chance to win a copy of 500 Art Quilts and Masters: Art Quilts, leave a comment on this post by Friday, November 19, at 9pm EST, and we’ll pick a random winner. Any comment will do but we’d love to hear about quilting artists who inspire you. Click here for the official rules.

Want to read more about the experience? Click here, here, or here.
Congratulations to Charq3, winner of the 500 Art Quilts and Masters Art Quilts giveaway! Thanks so much to everyone who commented and shared their quilt inspirations!

 
 
 
 

48 Responses

    Marilynstitches says:

    Both are amazing books – with tremendous inspirations from every venue of art quilts and great artists. Beautifully illustrated.

    Viv says:

    I know nothing about art quilts, I only make practical ones. But I’d love to learn how, so these books would be great inspiration.

    Colleen says:

    I am a new quilter – so I do not have any special artists right now – but I bet the book would give me some! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    Annie Crow says:

    I’ve been mostly looking at traditional quilts, so while I love a number of modern art quilts, I don’t have any names in mind. These books would help remedy that!

    Namoo19 says:

    I love modern quilts but still want to explore traditional quilt as well. I love Denyse Schmidt’s simple and bold modern quilt design.

    Barbara Houshmand says:

    I was first inspired by Grandma Ruby who made me quilts in pink because she loved me in that color. So I have Ruby’s Sunbonnet quilt in pink, Wedding ring in pink, Log Cabin also pink.
    Then came my introduction to Amish quilts, then the contemporary quilt artists. All of these wonderful quilters have rocked my world.

    Bryanna says:

    I have totally been enjoying all the blogs recounting their Quilt Market experiences and I know I left Quilt Festival super excited to get home and sew from all the inspiration! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

    Staci F says:

    I’m new to quilting so anyone that can create a quilt is inspiring to me. I think art quilts are amazing and hope I can sew one someday. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

    DK says:

    I love Keiko Goke’s brightly colored work. Kaffe Fassett’s use of color and simple shapes is also something i really enjoy.

    Mary says:

    inspiring creators and creations

    LisaT says:

    Right now I am not familiar with names of any quilting artists. Being a graphic designer, I primarily follow the pattern/textile designers, like Anna Maria Horner. These books would be wonderful additions to my library. Hope I win!

    Denise says:

    The open work quilts of Joan Lintault are some of my favorites.

    Briana says:

    Though it is not the style of quilting I personally do, I like paula golden’s work.

    Dtl21 says:

    Right now I find a lot of inspiration in work by Nancy Crow, Lisa Call, and Noriko Endo. Looking through art books is always and inspiration!

    Sharlyngp says:

    All quilting artists inspire me! They have to begin with a vision and make that vision into a reality through a long process. I love the colors and textures that combine to make a wonderful story! I can’t wait to see these books!

    yardsailor43 says:

    I would love to win this for my friend Joanne, who has become a quilter extraordinaire in just one year!

    Jdqltr says:

    Joen Wolfrom. Her quilts are not only inspiring, but I always learn something from her and her work. That’s a big deal for this non-artist quilter.

    Faceums16 says:

    I love to look at other peoples masterpieces. I quilt with old clothing and enjoy that no two of my quilts are alike.

    Kimberly R. says:

    Kaffe Fassett is a favorite of mine!
    I’d love to enter your wonderful giveaway :)
    Thank you!

    Abarrabarr says:

    I have to say my favorite is actually my mother! She’s been making art quilts sporadically for a few years now and I have a few hanging in our home. My wife and I have been to a number of exhibits of various folks around Seattle, and we’re always amazed by the quality and variety we find out here. We would LOVE to have these books to explore… and drool over.

    Tamie says:

    I watch several art quilters but the first one was Ruth McDowell. I’d love to add these books to my library.

    Charq3 says:

    I’m really inspired by Gwen Marston and Anna Williams.

    Daisy says:

    Judy Dales does amazing work.

    Melissa says:

    My favorite local art quilt artist is Carol Larson — she’s always reinventing herself and her style, taking the latest technique and adding her own twist. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

    Barbara says:

    thanks for the awesome giveaway !

    Janna says:

    Quilting artists that inspire me…well, there are so many to choose from! One artist that I continue to be inspired from is Annette Morgan- her colors and designs are outstanding, and I’m always moved by the work of Lura Swartz Smith.

    Debbie-Esch House Quilts says:

    These books look like they would provide tons of inspiration! There are so many quilters who are doing wonderful work it is hard to narrow it down, but I seem to love everything Jaquie of TallGrass Prairie Studio does lately!

    Amanda scheutzow says:

    awwww how cool! The person who inspires me is my granny. She makes such awesome quilts and like to challenge herself by trying things shes never done before. :)

    Laurie O'Neill says:

    I have just begun to experiment with art quilting and I love the work of Melanie Testa and Lyric Kinard, to name only a couple! These books looks like great inspiration!

    Patti Robinson says:

    Can’t wait to see this book. Love the 500 series.

    Jeanne says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’d love to share these books with my mom, whose beautiful quilts have kept me warm as long as I can remember. (Cheesy but true.)

    Dwannalou says:

    I loved seeing all the quilts at the show, but my favorite are the art quilts. I love Susan Shie’s intricate mix of quilting and words.

    Gre8dean says:

    I saw lots of pictures of the festival on another artist’s blog. It clearly shows that we are in the 21st Century. I loved all the quilts pictured and was inspired to try to move forward and use some of the new techniques that are available today. I’d like the books to have around me to show me new possibilities.

    Gretchen says:

    I just discovered Sherri Lynn Wood. She makes wonderful “passage” quilts and has inspired me with new ways of using old materials.

    Carlie says:

    I love the look of folk art quilts like Jan Patek, Pat Sloan, the Gees Bend quilters. I would love to win the art quilt book for inspiration to try one of my own!!! Thanks for the chance…

    Connie says:

    These are wonderful books, wish I owned copies of both!!

    Masko says:

    I never win this type of contest but I have to give it a try for these gorgeous books. I haven’t made a quilt in 3 years due to the hectic life but I really want to start again and hope these books will inspire and motivate me!

    Sheila says:

    Ooh! I’d love to win these!

    Myuserid7 says:

    I’m a beginner quilter, so I will appreciate books and more help about the subject. Thanks.

    CAREN says:

    itis wonderful book and i love art quilts.

    Patty says:

    I like the work of Lisa Call, Carol Taylor, Melanie Johnson, and Nancy Crow. I may take bits and pieces of their use of color and quilting style, rework it in my head, and make it my own.

    Indychelle2004 says:

    I love the Quilt Festival in Houston! I get inspired every time I go.

    Lgentry says:

    Quilting has become an art form since the days of my grandmother and her patch quilts. Wish I had spent more time with her quilting but thankful for the ladies who spent the time to teach me.

    Cathy B says:

    the first art quilts I saw were Michael James, and it opened up a world of possibilities for me!

    K-ren says:

    I am fascinated by the quilters of Gee’s Bend. I have a friend named Carol Phillips Whitt who used to do all of her own fabric dying and quilting. Recently she went back to doing clay works. Her pieces combine the best of both mediums and are literally clay quilts. She textures her pieces of clay and then pieces them together. Lovely things!

    sherry says:

    Sherry Coleman i have been trying to make a quilt for some time now. every time i start it i think it looks awkward, just cannot come up with a plan to satisfy myself. seen lots of them on here but you just cannot copy a picture. help me. i would love to have a copy of this book.

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