I’m excited to be a part of the blog party today for my friend Sam Hunter‘s fun new book, Quilt Talk (Stash Books). I met Sam years ago at the Long Beach Quilt Festival and we connected through our art school pasts. Sam designs patterns for her company Hunter’s Design Studio. We swapped stories and ideas. I always enjoy speaking with her–she has a cool and calm spirit.
Her new book features my favorite thing (and I know yours, too) WORDS AND LETTERS! Can we get enough? I don’t think so. So she has engineered an entire pieced alphabet for you to use however you want in your quilting and sewing–and it is so fun. You can use the letters as the feature of your quilts or just to sign a project. Her alphabet letters will let your creativity shine as you think up new ways to use them.
I really love the quilt below as it highlights a really important aspect of creativity: listening to your heart and plowing ahead even if you hear the naysayers around you (or within you). Sometimes the voices we hear don’t come from the outside, but rather from within. In my book, The Little Spark, I call them The Crazies and help you hush them up. I do love the way Sam used my Collage fabric in this quilt…with all the little birdies at the bottom.
So, you wanna win a copy of the book?
Leave a comment here before October 19th and I’ll choose a lucky winner. COMMENTS NOW CLOSED–winner chosen at random: Melissa Hauger! In the meantime, follow along her blog tour because each day the blogger will feature a free download of one of the colorful fabric buckets on the cover of her book. Today is BROWN!
Download the instructions to create the BROWN bucket HERE.
Here’s the schedule so you can follow along and have more chances to win: