“An outstanding teacher who knows all the tricks of the trade, Jeanne Sullivan can turn an appliqué novice into an expert.”
We asked Jeanne to tell us about her inspiration for the book, and this is what she had to say.
“You don’t need to be around quilters very long before hearing appliqué being referred to as “the A word!” This always makes me laugh out loud because it can’t be further from the truth.
Traditional turned-edge appliqué can be one of the easiest and most rewarding needle art techniques! But it’s gotten a bad rap. I wanted to write a book so I could right that wrong. I love appliqué so much that I wanted the opportunity to share with quilters a simple, enjoyable, stress-free way to be successful and proud of their appliqué right from the start—by hand or machine.
Seasoned quilters and sewers will also love using these new techniques for more complex designs and challenging fabrics.
Simply Successful Appliqué is presented as a comprehensive visual guide. In writing my book, I paid great attention to giving easy, detailed, explicit directions for learning new appliqué skills with pinpoint accuracy—all with lots and lots of photos supporting the text for added clarity.
It’s filled with all the whys and wherefores you’ll want to know; tips and notes, how-to techniques and projects. And the bonus CD is chock full of printable templates and pattern overlays (accurate and no more tracing!), step-by-step assembly instructions (no more guessing!) and plenty of up close detail photos (eye candy!).
Thank you, Jeanne! What a wonderful insight into your world of appliqué!
The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of Simply Successful Appliqué, leave a comment here telling us if you are already an applique lover or ready to become one! Deadline to enter is 10/29/12. The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win the actual book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version.
11/1/12 UPDATE: Hazel Dickinson is our winner – congratulations!