Monday is giveaway day!

KatiePMCoverI’m so lucky to be Katie Pasquini Masopust’s Editor. It’s so inspiring working on her books!

Her new book, Inspirations in Design for the Creative Quilter: Exercises Take You From Still Life to Art Quilt is no exception.

Katie begins by explaining how to set up an all-white still life that is the starting point for the explorations in the book. The still lifes are easy to set up using every-day items that you paint white.

I was totally amazed by how many different approaches there are to using the still lifes as a starting point for a design: contour drawing, painting with shadows, repeat, and more.

Still_Life_SetUp

Setting up a white still life

I think one of my all-time favorite Katie quilts is Dancing, created using the fast blind contour drawing method. And I love how she shows the steps she used to create the quilt.

dancing quilt

Dancing by Katie Pasquini Masopust

Fast blind contour drawing

Selecting area of interest with L-shaped cropper

Simplified drawing

Playing with colors

In addition to Katie’s stunning work, the book includes many student works showing how successful anyone can be by following Katie’s instructions. Be inspired!

One lucky person will win their very own copy of Inspirations in Design for the Creative Quilter! To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post. Comments will be closed at 6:00 pm PST on Sunday, August 28, 2011—the winner will be contacted via email and their name will be posted here on the blog next Monday.

Increase your chances to win! Enter an extra comment for each of the actions you take below. Tell us what you did and thanks in advance for spreading the word!

Congrats to Gil whose name was drawn at random from the comments on last week’s post! Gil won a copy of Felt Wee Folk by Sally Mavor.

 

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33 Comments

  1. Nancy Burkhalter
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to learn more about Katie’s quilt-making process. I NEED THIS BOOK!

  2. Posted August 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Yes this looks like another great book from Katie PM. Thanks for the info!

  3. Kristine
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    She’s one of my favorite quilters. I’m trying to get my local guild to have her speak.

  4. Kerri M
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    This book looks very intereresting! I would love to win it.

  5. Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I subscribe to your emails

  6. Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I belong to the Creative Troupe

  7. Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I subscribe to your YouTube channel

  8. Shorella
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Hey, that sounds like a fantastic new approach for quilts! I’d love to win this book!

  9. Margaret Griffiths
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Love Katie’s talent and technique would love her book!

  10. Marie
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    What an amazing book! Would love to win it and work on those projects and some of my own! Thanks for the give away…

  11. Amy Kaufman
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I would love this book.. looks fantastic!

  12. Debbie C.
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Would love to win this! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  13. SewLindaAnn
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I would love to win it, the style looks like a lot of fun to play with.

  14. SewLindaAnn
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I am subscribed to the C&T email list.

  15. Cathy Francis
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I am trying to learn the principles of art quilts after years of being a traditional quilting, and I think this book would be a good reference.

  16. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I am a great fan of Katie’s work, and was so impressed when she visited my quilt guild.

  17. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Hi Lynn, It’s books like these that make me sad I always disqualify myself from entering book contests. I want my readers to get the chance, so linked to your giveaway here, http://quilting.craftgossip.com/?p=10717.

    I still refer to many of Katie’s books, she’s a master in art quilting.

    Warmly,
    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

  18. Donna~
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    And I subscribe to your email too!

  19. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I have shared this link on my Facebook page and added a link to your fan page :o)

  20. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I LOVE Katie’s books!
    I am a Creative Troupe member, shared on FB and will share on Twitter.

  21. Donna~
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Looks like a great book to inspire unique ideas–would love to win a copy!

  22. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Wow, would love to win that book! Looks reallyinteresting.

  23. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I am a member of the Creative Troupe.

  24. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I subscribe to your email list.

  25. Maria Elkins
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I love her books! Can’t wait to see this one!

  26. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    I subscribe to your You Tube channel.

  27. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I have a badge on my blog.

  28. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I have one of your badges on my blog.

  29. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I have Tweeted to my followers :o)

  30. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I would love to win this book! I’ve taken a class from Katie and own some of her books & DVDs. Her techniques are wonderfully creative.

  31. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Oh My! This book looks exactly what I’m looking for! thanks for the chance to win :o)

  32. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Wow – this book looks amazing – and like one I’ll buy if I don’t win. But I hope I do! :)

  33. Posted August 22, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    What an exciting book! Can’t wait to get a chance to see it in person.

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