This is your opportunity to win a copy of my friend, Sarah Ann Smith's new DVD!
Keep reading to find out how!
Sarah and I became fast friends when she lived here in the Great Pacific Northwest, before she became the famous quilt artist that she now is! We both are "what if" kind of people and we used to love to play together. Traveling, experimenting with new things and new methods. It was a sweet time in my life, and she has become a 'forever friend' no matter how far the distance or how famous she becomes! She has always been a personal cheerleader for me, and I am constantly amazed at what an inquisitive, 'how-to-do-it', kind of mind she has. I used to watch her mull over a concept. You could see the focus and watch the gears turning, and her solutions were /are always well thought out as well as beautifully executed..
I imagine that many of you are already familiar with Sarah's book, which I find to be a very valuable. It's a fine example of her Sarah's mind works, detail oriented, perfect, well planned instructions. If you have not seen it, or don't own it, you really should check it out!
Her DVD, "Art Quilt Design From Photo To Threadwork" is much the same, beautifully planned, well though out, with clear, concise directions.
The DVD is a step-by-step walk through Sarah's design process. She takes you through the process of transforming a photo into a quilt. She goes through how to choose the right fabrics, how to make templates for the design, how to select and use the perfect threads to make your quilt sing (of course given the title of her book!)
I should perhaps mention that Sarah is also the reason for my addiction to knitting. In my prior life I was a weaver and a spinner, but I had never even considered learning to knit during that time. Before she moved to Maine, Sarah had knit and felted, and gifted to me, what I call "the cure for cold feet". In reality they are a felted knit bootie pattern from Cat Bordhi. I have not suffered form cold feet since I received this gift.
Over the years several people, including Sarah, attempted to teach me to knit. It all seemed like Greek to me, and none of it ever made sense. When Sarah moved, however, and her"cold feet protection" wore out I realized that I had to teach myself to knit. I bought a beginner's pamphlet and began to teach myself how to make those wonderful booties! I made six pairs, giving some as gifts. I remember that at one point DH said that "I should stick to what I know how to do" (quilting), in response to my frustration at one point. Of course, that was just what I needed to hear to get me to figure it all out! I've never stopped knitting since then and the more I know about knitting, the more I love to knit. I now knit as much as I quilt - if not more lately! I owe it all to Sarah and her felted booties!
One lucky person will win a copy of Sarah's wonderful, informative DVD please leave a comment on this post by Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Make sure to leave me a way to contact you!
If you are a US resident you will have the opportunity to choose a DVD or DVD download (which is what I did, and it works wonderfully!). It's always right there on my computer, ready to open and enjoy!
If the winner is a non-US resident they will receive the DVD download
Sarah did a blog post about here DVD HERE
She also did a blog post about our friendship. It's HERE
There are more chances to win on these wonderful blogs:
November 16: Brenda Gael Smith http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/
November 19: Jaye Lapachet http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/
November 21: Susan Brubaker Knapp http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
November 23: Lisa Walton http://www.fibreinspirations.blogspot.com/
November 26: Daphne Greig http://daphnegreig.blogspot.com/
November 28: Sarah Ann Smith Yep--it is US Thanksgiving that day…I'll write mine up in advance! Or maybe I should do mine on Black Friday (the beginning of the holiday shopping season the day after…)