I’m excited, anticipating the release of my first book by STC Craft. The new official release date of The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters is APRIL 28. 


Pre-Order Giveaway – Open Till MAY 4

To celebrate The Improv Handbook’s imminent release on April 28, I am sponsoring a Pre-Order Giveaway through midnight of  April 28, 2015.

Two fabulous prizes and two chances to win: 1) An original color score mini-quilt made by me and featured in the Improv Handbook – winner’s choice from the options below, and 2) a custom thread collection from Aurifil inspired by my use of color in the book.

Two steps to enter: 1) Pre-order a copy of The Improv Handbook through any online vendor (including Abrams or Amazon) prior to April 28. OR pick up a copy at QuiltCon or at one of the locations I’m teaching at prior to the book’s official release date. 2) Comment on this post as to why you like the process of improv patchwork, or why you are curious to try it for the first time, OR tell me which color score you will choose if you win. In good faith, I will ask the two lucky winners of the giveaway to assure me that they pre-ordered or purchased a copy of the Improv Handbook prior to March 16, in order to claim their prizes.

Pre-order now!

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously

Not only does the Improv Handbook present a flexible approach to quilt making that breaks free of old rules and expectations in a fun, accessible way. It’s a comprehensive guide to improvisational patchwork featuring:

  • over 15 innovative ruler-free sewing techniques
  • tips for accessing intuitive color
  • mind tools that cultivate presence, spontaneity, and risk taking
  • experiential design exercises on scale, line, borders and more
  • 10 “scores” for visual improvisation that free quilters to create quilts unlike anyone else’s
  • my quilts and a contributor quilt gallery of 22 amazing test quilts based on the scores

For the book, I illustrated various aspects of color through a series of strip pieced “color scores.” I am turning these samples into 21″ square mini-quilts to giveaway throughout the year. The 1st winner of the Improv Handbook Pre-Order Giveaway gets to choose either…

Hue & Neutrals Color Score from the Improv Handbook

“Color Score: Hue & Neutrals” or

Value Color Score from the Improv Handbook

“Color Score: Value.” Which will you choose if you are the winner???

Improv Handbook Aurifil thread colors

To a second lucky winner, Aurifil has generously offered a thread collection based on the prominent colors used in the quilts I created for the Improv Handbook. Isn’t it lovely!

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So if you’ve pre-ordered a copy or will be picking one up at QuiltCon – be sure to enter the giveaway by commenting on this post.

Read more about the contents, features and early reviews of The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters and where to join the Improv Handbook community online.

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109 Responses to Improv Handbook PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY!

  1. Muriel Riggs says:

    109) Just saw you will be teaching at Thimble a Pleasures in North Carolina. Hate I will miss you.

  2. Lisa Gray says:

    This is a great addition to my library — I cannot wait to get my copy! Thankfully it’s being released sooner than originally planned. I ordered from Amazon.

  3. JO Drueke says:

    I enjoy creating my own quilts through improve. It is fun and makes me happy!

  4. Boo McCready says:

    Just ordered the book from Amazon. I’m a rule follower & always use patterns & recipes. I don’t think I’m creative or artistic. I love modern quilts so I’d like to try this challenging idea of an improv quilt.

  5. Kristy says:

    I’m planning and improv score using a whole pile of Nani Iro fabrics on sevral bases in a muted colour score

  6. Isabelle says:

    I cannot wait to hold your book in my hands. Improvisation is what I love to do in quilting nowadays and you have been a great source of inspiration to me over the past years. Thank you and bravissimo for your achievement.

  7. Julierose says:

    I have pre-ordered your book from Amazon…anxiously awaiting delivery–my “snakies” are hissing in antisssipation on their hanger….lol hugs, Julierose

  8. Ann says:

    Hooray! I’m eagerly awaiting my copy to use more of your scores. I was so fortunate to take a round robin workshop with you. Thanks!

  9. Christine Ricks says:

    Would love to get my paws on this book! Love your style and your quilts are an inspiration to me.

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