Creative Connection Book Giveaway

September 17, 2010, 14:45 pm  Posted by needlearts

Those of us around the office who weren’t lucky enough to travel to Creative Connection have enjoyed all the updates from our authors throughout the week. From interviews to Twitter dispatches, it’s almost like we were there. To keep the Creative Connection fun going, we have a special book giveaway for you!

This bundle includes a bunch of books from Lark authors who attended Creative Connection: Fabric Remix by Sandy Stone, Sew Tina by Tina Givens, Craft Corps by Vickie Howell, Bow Wow WOW by Cathie Filian, and French-Inspired Jewelry by Kaari Meng.

As you can see, it includes a customized Creative Connection notebook too!

These books would be a great addition to any crafty library—they’d also make a wonderful gift. To be entered for a chance to win the bundle, leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Friday, September 24.

Any post counts, but we’d love to hear about anything related to the Creative Connection: Do you have a story from your trip? Did you have to miss it? Who would you have wanted to meet? Have you been to a similar event? Why do you think it’s important to connect to other creative professionals?

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Tuesday, September 28. Click here for the official rules, and good luck! Jeanne Winters is the winner!


96 Responses

    Stephanie Moore says:

    I wish it was in the budget for me to attend this year, but I am going to start pinching my pennies so I can be first in line their next year! I think creative minds meeting are great for connecting but the appreciation for handmade needs a force behind it and events like these make the handmade nation that much stronger.

    Kristi says:

    I wish I could have gone this year, fingers crossed for next year! Tho I would love to add these books to my library!

    Kristine says:

    I was able to attend the event today. It was all I had hoped for – the panel of women entrepreneurs were inspiring and funny and humble, etc etc. Met some wonderful sellers at the handmade market too. Next time I am staying for the full 3 days — sorry I have to miss so much!

    Momfong says:

    What a fun group of books. Thanks for hosting the drawing.

    Mad_knitress says:

    As a craft enthusiast, I would be thrilled to add these books to my library! Yay!

    SweetJeanette says:

    ooooh I so wanna win!!!! I didn’t get to go (fingers crossed maybe next year) but I have been just glued to the screen watching and eating up all tweets from there! (Thank you ladies!!!) Please, oh please include my name in the hat! Thanks!!!!!!

    Kristy says:

    Unfortunatly being so far away (in Australia) means I couldn’t go, but the books could be like bringing some to me!

    Babyalyssa0875 says:

    ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!
    I SOOOOO want to win this!!!!!!!

    Gemcats says:

    Wow what an awesome giveaway!!! I would LOVE to be able to go to events like that! Unfortunately my lack of funds and my being in a wheelchair makes traveling a bit difficult. But I try to keep up on things from my computer (don’t know what I would do without it). Thank you for the chance at such a great gift! Good luck everyone!

    edie says:

    I would have loved to have gone – but I spent some time in my studio and pretended I was surrounded by creative energy ;-)

    Caryn says:

    This is something I would have loved to attended, and I’m hoping with some planning ahead I can make the next one! I’ve enjoyed reading about it online as much as I can though, just reading about it and seeing the pics inspires me! I’d be thrilled to win these books, especially the Fabric Remix… I entered to win in the other giveaway but didn’t win and haven’t purchased it yet! But if I don’t win this time, I’ll be buying it for myself for Christmas :) The other books look fabulous as well, as I truly enjoy having a nice crafty library to go to for inspiration from time to time. Thank you!

    Robin says:

    Would love to attend but live in Canada. I do attend the Creativ Festival that they hold here usually twice a year. I love allllll the books you have up for prizes! Hope i win them!!!!!!!!

    Michele says:

    I love craft books! Love the delicious photos, love the ideas they inspire, love to try novel things that I wouldn’t normally have tried, love the new twists, everything! the important thing about connecting with other creative professionals is that they are a source of support, they know about the creative process. they have experiences you don’t have, and know stuff you do not. they are your community and you can help one another.

    Janel says:

    I’m always looking for fun craft books to share with my daughter. This looks like a great collection that both of us would love!

    Shaiha says:

    I wasn’t able to attend as we just moved into our new home. I would love to love those books though. Kinda give me a taste of what I missed

    Sharlyngp says:

    I just started reading this and I don’t know about Creative Connection. However, I can comment on why it’s important to connect to other creative professionals….you get inspired, you learn you network, you find similarities and differences in how you approach your work and your business. You share problems and find solutions. It’s essential to staying fresh and inspired!

    Jenyjenny says:

    I wasn’t familiar with the Creative Connection, but will keep up with it now!

    Thecamellia says:

    We had 1 day in Minneapolis to attend the Junk Bonanza and the Handmade Market. I loved both events, and wished that they would have been both at Canterbury Park. Creative Connection inspired me to be creative, and after I left the event, I vowed to to make TIME in my schedule to CREATE. I found the lighting to be somewhat inadequate, and the room to be hot. Would have liked to be able to attend Smart Bar events individually. A great, Inspiring show!

    The Lark blog is the first I’ve heard of Creative Connection – it sounds like a great event! Since I am a self-representing artist (aka. starving!!) money will probably keep me away from this wonderful convergence but I can get a “fix” vicariously through your wonderful site. Would love, love, LOVE to win these books!!!

    Dhidey says:

    I have never been to TCCE, but have been faithfully following a few twitterers and been intrigued by what is going on there. I am a ‘spare time’ crafter, having dabbled in photography, painting, needle crafts, sewing and paper crafts.

    Emily says:

    What a great event! Events like Creative Connection are always important for finding new inspiration from other crafters!

    Jeanne says:

    I would have LOVED!!!!!!!! to shop the handmade market!! Bet my visa would have melted! :-)

      Thom O'Hearn says:

      Jeanne, you are the winner! We’re writing you now so you can claim your prize…congratulations!

    Christina says:

    I really like to read crafty books.

    justval says:

    A son in med grad school and a daughter soon to be grad school next year, our funds are very limited BUT that does not mean the desire to go has gone but just on simmering for the moment. I can experience the event thru you and I thank you tremendously. This book collection is amazing and I would love to win, who knows!

    Sparklein says:

    I have just recently discovered this site and I LOVE it! The book giveaway is just the frosting on the cupcake!

    Suzijarboe says:

    It’s such a shame we all can’t just pack a small bag and just go to what ever event we wanted to. Now we have to reli on others opinions on the event we missed. Thank you for making it available in this manner.

    Suzi J Lovelock, Nevada

    Mosaic magpie says:

    What a fun event you guys where able to attend. From the blog posts I have seen everyone is staying up late and having a great time. I would love to win these books.

    Kimberly R. says:

    I hope to attend in the future and I’d love a chance to enter your wonderful drawing!!
    Thanks :)

    Lisa Craven says:

    I just found this site today but love Lark Books, which I check out of the library. I love quilting and sewing and am a fabric junkie. This is a great site & I can’t wait to see some of the free projects here. I’d love to meet crafty people in my neck of the woods…not sure where to start. Thanks for hosting.

    Katrina_bagley says:

    What a fun event! I wish I could have gone! Nothing’s funner than being surrounded by people who love what I love!

    Michi_vega says:

    Creativity is what renews society… I would have wanted to be there… Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go.

    oddlystrange says:

    I wish I could have gone to something like that. The pack looks amazing!

    Amy says:

    I would have LOVED to go. There were so many great classes on the agenda. Betz White would have been terrific to take a class from… maybe next year!

    Wdmmlc says:

    Would have loved to been there with all the creative people. It must have been awesome.

    denise says:

    Lucky enough to be in Minnesota and able to attend. Loved getting business information from the successful business women on the panel.

    Kzollie says:

    can’t have enough info about crafts! Need this too, ha!!!

    bridget&lucy says:

    I LOVED the Creative Connection. I would’ve stayed for days if they would’ve continued classes and panels. The inspirational women and amazing resources (like Lark!) that were all so willing to share their knowledge and experiences was priceless!! I’m still on a total high from the whole event!

    Susan Spiers says:

    I would have loved to have gone, Just a bit too far away for me! Crafting here is very limited, a bead show now & then, but I would luv to have met all the talented people that were there!

    Lynn says:

    That looks like a great book collection. I love learning new things.

    Karen says:

    What a treat that would be!!!!

    Marsy says:

    Sorry that an event like this is not possible in my schedule at this point. I’ll keep it and others in mind when I get some breathing room! In the meantime, I spend a lot of time learning from books!

    Kellybronsink says:

    I really wish I could have gone and seen Vickie Howell and taken the Betz White class. Maybe next year! I love hearing what others think about using my craftiness for something besides just a hobby.

    It was amazing! So lucky to have it in MN so I did not have to travel. I left feeling inspired and just awestruck and starstruck at all of the amazing women in the world. My favorite part was having dinner with one of your winners of your scholarships – Jennie! She is lovely and so deserving.

    OH! I was supposed to go, but then my husband’s work travel schedule took precedence! (I have 2 young children at home.) But winning these books would put a little balm on my broken heart!! Thanks, -Jenny

    Katie Trott says:

    Looks like some great books! Lark you always are so generous with your giveaways!! Count me in :)

    marissamakes says:

    I didn’t attend Creative Connection, but lived vicariously through Laurie Turk’s tweets. In addition to the awesome advice she shared, I learned of a whole new group of crafters to follow, including Lark Crafts! I’d love to attend next year’s conference and be inspired/encouraged/recharged by the creative energy… maybe take a class with Betz White or Kaari Meng (my favorites!).

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I’d be thrilled to add any of these titles to my craft room library! :o)

    Kittykatt says:

    I am just beginnign my adventure into the crafting world! I hope someday to make it to Creative Connection! And this is a very generous giveaway! It’s all very exciting!!

    Stacy says:

    I think it’s really important for crafters to network to share ideas and encourage crafting! This is a great collection of books and I’d love to win it.

    Meadowlarkgurl says:

    I didn’t attend, but would have been in tears anyway, as a cast is impeding every attempt to knit, crochet, sew, bead and embroider. Not much help for cooking or canning either. But it doesn’t get in the way of reading and actually works as a pretty good “page flattener”.

    I could use a pickup. :)

    Cami says:

    I am following the tweets but I could not make it this year. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :)

    Nicoloe says:

    What a great collection of crafty books. This is the first time I’ve visited this site, lots of good information. Thanks for that chance at a great giveaway!!

    I couldn’t make it to MN but will be going to World Maker Faire at the NY Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park this coming weekend. Lots of great crafters & demos alongside tesla coils and cupcake cars, so come on over. http://www.makerfaire.com

    Seizethebookblog says:

    Sounds great! I’d love to win these books.


    Ath3131 says:

    The event was so awesome! Only went to the “shop” but next year would love to attend classes!

    Oh I love Bow Wow WOw! I would love all these books! Pick me, Pick Me!

    Alex says:

    See this would be a great thing for me to win…cause then if anyone asked why I was crocheting, making designer jeans, I would just say, “Because I am a winner!!!”…

    Bethany says:

    What a wonderful collection of books! Thanks so much for the giveaway drawing! I wasn’t able to attend the event, as it was just too far away for traveling…but I so wish it (or another like it!) was closer the Pacific NW…I’d be there in a heartbeat! :)

    Keri Beth says:

    Looks like a great collection of books! I don’t actually know anything about Craft Connection, but I do love crafts. :)

    Phyllis F says:

    I love sewing books.

    Jllane64 says:

    Hi..Wow this place is great!!! I am so glad I found it and thank you for having it!! I love to do crafts and it relaxes me! Once again thanks for sharing!

    Diane says:

    I was fortunate to attend the event as a volunteer. I took the class by Jennifer Murphy. Her mom was there. It was incredible. I also met the incredible to meet and take a class with Wendy Addision. Everyone was so nice. Nancy Soriano. She was gracious enough to introduce herself to me and thanked my for volunteering. I also met Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree actually asked me about myself and where I was from. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the event.

    Sarah Madrigal says:

    That is so awesome to have an event like this!! I live in Central California and would LOVE to take my 9 year old daughter on a “Creative Connection Trip.” We are just now sewing and making jewelry. I have always loved to make crafts and sew with my mother. My love is Crafts!! I am very excited to learn about this event.
    It would be very important and exciting for my daughter to meet professionals who write books about what they professionally do day-to-day. We both would have been excited to meet with the crafts author and other professionals to learn new creative ideas to use next time we start a project.

    Sarah Madrigal

    Hutton Kearney says:

    I’ve not heard of this event…but it sounds fantastic! Great blog.

    Susan says:

    Crafts are all about connection! I love these books and the possibility that creative connections brings to reinventing the Villages of crafting people we were in times before highspeed travel!

    Margaret says:

    Hope I can attend next year … meanwhile, I’ll try to live on Lark Books!

    LJ says:

    These books all look awesome. Interesting and full of lots of to do’s.

    Kerrie says:

    I was at the CC event, and I really wish I could have met Amy Butler in person. She was so fun to listen to as a keynote speaker. She seems so genuine and down to earth. I love her creative spirit!

    Kerrie says:

    I was at the CC event, and I really wish I could have met Amy Butler in person. She was so fun to listen to as a keynote speaker. She seems so genuine and down to earth. I love her creative spirit!

    Becky says:

    I was lucky enough to be able to be at the CC both Friday and Saturday — loved hearing Cathie Filian and Vickie Howell in panel discussion and hope everyone there had a chance to catch Sandy Stone’s booth at the Handmade Market — some amazing pieces there!

    What a great collection of books — if I could just win them, they’d certainly help tide me over until the second annual Creative Connection hits!

    Felicia B says:

    I so need to add to my sewing / crafting library! And I’m in the process of organizing my sewing area and there will be a place for books! (Hint, hint!) This looks like a great collection.

    Jessica says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of the Creative Connection, but it sounds AWESOME! I would love to have been there!

    Gre8dean says:

    Okay. I can’t believe it. All of the books are on my wish list in Amazon.com. How’d that happen? I just wish our Tampa Bay area could have a Creative Connection of some kind. I think it would be great to have an opportunity to me like-minded folk in the area. PS: I really love everything from the French Genereal.

    Gre8dean says:

    Okay. I can’t believe it. All of the books are on my wish list in Amazon.com. How’d that happen? I just wish our Tampa Bay area could have a Creative Connection of some kind. I think it would be great to have an opportunity to me like-minded folk in the area. PS: I really love everything from the French Genereal.

    Brand Fred Julie says:

    I share a love of reading along with the creative abilities of sewing and crocheting – I would love to win this selection!

    Rdierksen says:

    These books sound like a great addition to any crafters library.

    Jmeier1973us says:

    wow, this is really cool!

    Sarah says:

    I love all crafts! I love beading, crocheting the most though! I would of loved to of went to this!!

    Gmajoyce6 says:

    Just ran across this blog. As a long-time crafter/needleworker, I’m always interested in such info, but as a sr. citizen, I don’t get along well with facebook, blogs, etc., so seldom see such info. Thanks, though.

    Yolanda De Rouen says:

    I would love to add theses books to my craft library.

    Wendy Lee says:

    As a kid I always loved doing crafts and making quilts with my mom!! Just married and would love these book to continue growing and learning new things with my step and future kids.

    Jenn S says:

    Between not knowing about this event and not having the finances to go, I had to miss out. If circumstances had been different this even would have done wonders to shake off the creative funk I’ve been in. Being surrounded by people who have the same DIY perspective does wonders curtailing that negative voice in your head.

    superdumb says:

    I really wish I had been able to attend the Creative Connection. I’d love to have been submerged into such a wellspring of inspiration!

    superdumb says:

    I really wish I had been able to attend the Creative Connection. I’d love to have been submerged into such a wellspring of inspiration!

    Christine Moore says:

    So important to connect with other creative professionals to gain perspective. So many cultures on this planet and we bring a bit of them with us as we travel around and visit new people and places. Each culture has their own methods and crafts. It opens new doors/windows in our creativity.

    Mary Lou Plummer says:

    Just found your site. Love it already.

    Toni P. says:

    I love crafts, and who doesn’t like free stuff…….I must be in the right place :)

    Cbaldwin1947 says:

    Haven’t seen these books and they look so exciting and great ideas in them, would love to have them, From Montana wishing we had them in our bookstore, love to win them.

    Courtney Goldin says:

    This looks awesome!

    Lil says:

    as I live in europe I’ve never heard of this
    but I believe I has to be something great

    Jeanne says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! WooHoo!!!!

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    I love crafts… i love books about crafts of any kind. If only i knew it earlier I should have join.

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