Thursday, May 07, 2015

Sue's New Book Is Awesome!

Have you see Sue Bleiweiss's new book? It's really fabulous! 



Sue has filled her book with lots of wonderful stuff including where to find inspiration, using a sketchbook, ideas for free motion quilting and embellishments. There is even a super easy method for dying fabric.

Some art quilt books are filled with techniques and information about process, but Sue's book also includes real projects and patterns including a backpack and pillows. This makes the book a really excellent resource and source of inspiration.

Plus, there are nine contributors who all created quilts especially for Sue's book using their own fusing techniques. I'm thrilled to be included! 

Here's my quilt Windows Arise. It's 12x12 inches.



I wanted to show that you can fuse bits of sheer fabrics like organza and chiffon to create interesting layers in a fabric collage.



You know when there's a Blog Hop there's a giveaway! So, I'm happy to give away a copy of Sue's book. Just comment here and I'll pick a winner on May 14. Plus, Sue is giving away a whole pack of goodies. Check this out.


Leave a comment on any of the blogs in the blog hop for a chance to win Sue's giveaway. Or you could just buy the book today and have it in a couple of days. 

May 4: Sue Bleiweiss: http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blog/
May 4: Jamie Fingal :http://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/
May 5: Leslie Tucker Jenison: http://leslietuckerjenison.blogspot.com/
May 6: Terri Stegmiller : http://stegart.blogspot.com/
May 7: Deborah Boschert : http://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/
May 8: Desiree Habicht : http://myclothesline.blogspot.com/
May 9: Kathy Sperino : http://finishinglinesbyksperino.blogspot.com/
May 10: Barb Forrister : http://www.barbforrister.com/blog/
May 11 Kathy York : http://www.aquamoonartquilts.blogspot.com/
May 12: Lyric Kinard : http://lyrickinard.com/lyric-kinard-blog/

70 comments:

janice said...

I am really enjoying this blog hop and seeing how others work. When U first ssw it, I thought I love Sue's work, but am not really interested in making items that look like hers. it is apparent from the blog posts that my perception of the book was incorrect so it now on my wish list. I like your little piece.

Gail Moss said...

I love your art piece because I love houses and trees myself. I'd love to win this book.

Rachel Parris said...

Thanks, Deborah. I have backed away from fusing sheers after an unfortunate experience...ahem. You make me want to try again.

Sharon Morton said...

Love your quilt, and I'd love the book!

donna a said...

Oh count me in! It looks like so much fun!

peggymcd said...

Love your quiLt. This would be a wonderful package to win. Sue

peggymcd said...

Love your quiLt. This would be a wonderful package to win.

Lynda said...

Would love to win her book. Also, love your quilt.

Tonya Littmann said...

Wow Deborah. Congratulations on beings included in Sue's wonderful book. Thank you for the chance to win that great package.

www.patricialwalters.com said...

Like your quilt. Did you say more about how you made it in the book? I will have to look. I'm interested in fusing sheers, etc. and trying MistyFuse.

Donna Cutting said...

You have inspired me to try some fusing and your block is a Wow for me.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the give away. Looks like a wonderful book

jinsnapp said...

I'm just learning to quilt and would love to learn some "outside the box" techniques. Congratulations on being included in Sue's book!

Karen in texas said...

I would love to win this package...what fun it would be to play!

terri h said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Betteem said...

Thanks for the blog hop and chance to win a prize. I like your use of organza and your hand stitching.

Renate said...

This blog hop has been offering a lot of inspiration. Looks like Sue's book will be another inspirational hit!

Charlotta said...

It looks like a very inspirational book which I would love to own. I love your little quilt.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I love fusing and am always looking for new sources of inspiration!

Barbara said...

Love the book. Hope to win otherwise I will be buying it soon.

Barbara said...

Love the book. Hope to win otherwise I will be buying it soon.

Jody said...

Looks like a great book to add to the collection. Thanks for the give away, I like how you used the organza. I will have to explore that.

minibea12 said...

Windows Arise is so lovely!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Deb said...

I love all those goodies, esp. Sue's book!

Doreen K. said...

Thanks for the give a way. Looks like a fun and creative book.

Linda Oliver said...

Your new book looks so interesting would love to have it

Melody said...

i love that fabric collage.

Debra Bento said...

Your work is so fun! Just love it!

chris said...

Your work is inspirational - just love collage & stitching.

Beth in TN said...

This book looks so interesting! I'm adding it to my wish list.

Vickie said...

I've never tried to fuse sheer fabrics....what a great effect it has on your quilt ! Thanks for a chance to win.

Gina said...

Love the quilt you made for Sue's book! And thanks for the opportunity to win this great package.

Jean said...

Wow - what fun!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the book review AND a chance to WIN!!! Congrats! on your inclusion in the book. What FUN!!!

sophie said...

I love your piece ... but confess I suffer from "once burned twice shy" and am skeptical of rave reviews from artists that are featured in the book they are promoting. I love Sue's work (and yours) and hope that the book lives up to your review.

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing your work. Love your house piece, especially the thread embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cecilia said...

I've enjoyed seeing all of the different projects that have been created for this book. I would love to learn more about her technique.

Bev Longford said...

Really like your contribution to the book, If I don't win I will need to buy the book. I did see her on the quilt show, her methods look really interesting.

patty a. said...

This looks like one fabulous book!

Mcat said...

I love your work.

KateMadeloso said...

I like all the elements in Windows Arise - very interesting and satisfying piece.

Nancy said...

Tips to fuse sheers in projects is just the ticket! Thanks for the chance to win.

annmarie said...

Very interesting - I've never worked with fabrics other than cotton. I need to try it. Great blog hop!

Allison CB said...

Love your quilt...wonderful creativity!

LA Paylor said...

Hi Deb, LeeAnna in MD here!
I'd love to win... here's my addy
leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

diane reese said...

I hope to see your quilt close up in the book. Thanks

Lisa Filion said...

Looks like a great book! Would love to win so I can peek at your work in there too

PK Sews said...

I love your windows project, and can't wait to read more about the techniques in the book. Thanks for sharing!

Ellee said...

Your block has personality! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Kathi said...

Loving all the ideas in this bloghop. Would love to win the prizes --- but if I don't, I will be purchasing her book. Thanks for the ideas.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of mixing fabric. So neat

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Wow, those bright colors are gorgeous! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Kathy E. said...

Beautiful work! I would love to look through this book and get more inspiration!

Janis Hudson said...

Can't wait to get the book in my hands! Looks fun and interesting!

Anonymous said...

looks like a fabulous book to have...thank you marta,martamanole@yahoo.com

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing what you did and for the chance to win

Dody said...

Love the book ,sew colorful. Thank you!

OhioLori said...

Love your Block! Is a fun idea too...this Hop has sure been Inspiring! Thanks for chanc eto win!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love your mini for this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

What a great design! I would love this book for my libarary

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book, thanks for the chance
Marsha vamoody(one)(@)verizon(dot)net

StanleyBeagle said...

what a lovely block

Gene Black said...

Your art quilt is gorgeous. I want to learn how to fuse sheer fabrics without making a mess. I would love to win the prize package

Jessica said...

I am in love with all the bright colors. The projects I have seen so far are just gorgeous!

bybethstudio said...

Beautiful work! I love working with sheer fabrics too.

Lisa Marie said...

Your quilt is super cute!

Joanne said...

Thanks for another chance to win this lovely prize! jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

Karen said...

So great today to see not only your blog, but also your studio assistant hard at work! Thanks for the op to win!

Sandra Cooper said...

As I have followed through the list of participants, this book is looking more attractive with each entry! Thanks for the chance!

liberal sprinkles said...

It's been fun looking at the projects on the blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win.
Grace
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com