New Release! Radiant Landscapes … and a Giveaway!

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman for C&T PublishingLight not only catches the eye, it can transform your work into something truly magical.

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman for C&T Publishing

Join best-selling author Gloria Loughman in celebrating the release of her newest book, Radiant Landscapes.

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman for C&T Publishing

In this book, Gloria show you how to create your own landscape quilt with her easy-to-master techniques, including fusible tiling, invisible machine applique, free-motion stitching, plus fabric dyeing and painting through the use of her step-by-step visual how-to guides.

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman for C&T Publishing

With four inspiring projects to get started – you will soon be transforming tiled colors and textures into dramatic quilts!

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman for C&T Publishing

 Gloria also shares important design principles behind perspective, composition, color, and focal points.

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman for C&T Publishing

If you love batiks and hand-dyed fabric, then this is the book for you! Use them to create a sense of movement and texture using her mosaic tile process for capturing the essence of natural light.

Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman for C&T Publishing

The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of  Radiant Landscapes, leave a comment here telling us if you are a doll maker of any kind! Deadline to enter is 02/18/13.  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 this book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version!

2/22/13 UPDATE: Dorothy Foster is our winner – congratulations! 

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124 Comments

  1. ShariWild
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Our guild makes the cutest dolls for the childrens ward in local hospitals.
    I’m happy to be a part of that. Oh, and I’d love to win this book as light fascinates me.

  2. Dianne
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I do not make dolls, I have never been good at the small fussy details that making dolls or teddys requires. However I would love to give Gloria’s latest techniques a go!!

  3. mary j. b.
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Have never made a doll, but have made doll clothes and doll blankets/quilts for young family members throughout the years.

    This Radiant Landscapes book looks amazing!!! Thanks for featuring it on your blog and for making a copy available to give away.

  4. Kristi Cook
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I have never made a doll and am not really interested in that at this time. Love the new book!

  5. Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    I made several dolls for my daughter – long ago. I now prefer to make clothes for her American Girl doll that she left with me and my own 2 dolls. I have been collecting Raggedy Ann patterns and plan to make a new one soon. The one my Mom made me for my 20th birthday has seen better days and has now lost a leg!

  6. Duane Wiley
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    No, I haven’t made any dolls … but I have made lots of doll clothes! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Radiant Landscapes!

  7. Brenda in Saskatchewan
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Yes I am a dollmaker as well as a quilter. I’ve made porcelain as well as cloth dolls and have a couple of R John Wright’s Flower Fairies made of felt. This book looks very intriguing!

  8. Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Would absolutely love to improve my knowledge of colour and landscapes. No I don’t make dolls or ever played with them. Such a gorgeous book with gorgesous quilts. A

  9. lyn lewis
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Ive only made a couple of art dolls……using antique mill spindles : )

  10. Rebecca Wind
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    I have not made any kind of doll since I crocheded my children nice tall rabblits for Easter when they were small. The preacher, a a good friend, swore I did it just to annoy him. He said that all he saw during his sermon war bouncing rabbit ears.

  11. Laura Hofmann-Lightner
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I only made dolls with my dear Grandmother. We made old fashiond dolls and dressed them from the petticoats to their sunbonnets. Now I quilt a lot,love landscape quilts, hers looks quite different with the blocks. Would love to learn this process. Thank you for the opportunity to win this….

  12. Virginia
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I have made Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and also bears in the past but now devote my time to art quilts. I’ve seen Gloria’s quilts in person and love her work. I would enjoy this latest book.

  13. Linda Jewett
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    My heart sings when I quilt. Years ago I made cloth dolls and I was charmed when they developed a unique personality (and hence a name) as I was making the faces.

  14. CRISTINA
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    No. Defenetely I’m not a doll maker.

  15. Marti Meadows
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    No I am not a doll maker.

  16. Sue
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Looks fascinating.

  17. Alicia
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I am not a doll maker, but I have made teddy bears and other soft animals for children. I usually give them with a quilt to the baby’s parents.

    This book looks amazing and I appreciate the chance to win!

  18. Darcey Peters
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I made dolls for my children as they grew up, each unique to their little lives. Each doll is still around, too, even as my kids are now adults. Little treasures for my treasures!

  19. Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    I am creating blankets for a children’s charity and make a doll
    to coordinate with the blanket. I have my dolls from the 50′s and
    still treasure them but the one I loved the most is a hand made
    calico doll. I always thought she had been thrown away but my
    Mother wrapped her up for my 40th birthday with a note, “Cuddler
    came back”. The best gift ever.

  20. Bev Bryan
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Not a doll maker…an appreciator of doll makers though! Love this book!

    Cheery wave!
    Bev

  21. Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    When I was a child, my sweet little mother would make dolls FOR ME, and I thought they were the most special treasures in the world! Since then I’ve made a few, but I’m considering investigating them again to make for several of my nieces.

  22. Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I am not a doll-maker of ANY kind! But I would love to get this book(or the e-book since I am in Canada).. I really like the last quilt with the birch trees.

  23. Becky in VA
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I am a quilter, not a dollmaker. This book looks very inspiring and I would love to win it for my Quilt Chapter’s Library!

  24. Lori Crawford
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Yes I have made dolls. I make all kinds of things. I would love to win this books because I also make quilts.

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