I’m excited, anticipating the release of my first book by STC Craft. My advance copy of the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters is supposed to arrive on Friday. Although the official release date is March 17, the book will launch at QuiltCon in less than two weeks!
QuiltCon Book Launch & Signing @ Stitch Lab (booth #216)
The Improv Handbook will debut at QuiltCon and be available for sale at the Stitch Lab booth #216, located in the vendor section of the exhibition hall. Meet me at Stitch Lab (@stitchlabatx) during the following times and get your copy signed!
- Thursday, 2/19 from 3:15 – 4:15 PM
- Friday, 2/20, Saturday 2/21, and Sunday 2/22 from 12:15 – 1:15 PM
I will also be signing books for students in the classroom 15 minutes prior to the start of each workshop.
Pre-Order Giveaway – Open Till March 16
To celebrate The Improv Handbook’s imminent release on March 17, I am sponsoring a Pre-Order Giveaway through midnight of March 16, 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 March 16. 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.
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…
“Color Score: Hue & Neutrals” or
“Color Score: Value.” Which will you choose if you are the winner???
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!
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.