Book Review: Gelli Plate Printing

I received this book from the publisher right before we left for vacation. After a quick scan that day, I looked forward to reading and reviewing it. Gelli Plate Printing (mixed media monoprinting without a press) is written by Joan Bess, co-founder of Gelli® Gel Printing Plate. Here is the description from North Light Books:…

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Book Review/Giveaway: Stencil Girl

Congratulations to Melinda from Colorado. Thank you all for entering. More giveaways coming up soon. Today I am reviewing Stencil Girl – mixed-media techniques for making and using stencils by Mary Beth Shaw, a new publication from North Light books. But not only am I reviewing this book, you have a chance to win my…

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Book Review & Giveaway: Vibrant Quilt Collage

CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE! Here is the last of three Monday giveaways of books: Vibrant Quilt Collage – a spontaneous approach to fused art quilts by Bethan Ash published by Interweave. From the Publisher: Explore this groundbreaking book that will teach you how to create unique and expressive quilts by going beyond conventional patchwork using…

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Book Review/Giveaway: First-Time Quiltmaking

CONGRATS TO BETH T OF OREGON – WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY! I received First-Time Quiltmaking – learning to quilt in six easy lessons recently from Landauer Publishing for review and one of my readers will win it! From the publisher: One of the most popular introduction-to-quilting on the market is now available in a new…

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Another Giveaway: Quilting-on-the-Go

Giveaway Closed! Waiting on hearing from winner. Here’s another giveaway. Read on for deadline and how to enter. In Quilting-on-the-Go, author Carolyn Forster explains how to break large quilt designs down into small, manageable sections that can be easily quilted by machine or hand. With her instructions, quilters can piece a block, quilt another and…

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Review: Inside The Creative Studio

Creative Studio – Inspiration and ideas for your art and craft space by Cate Coulacos Prato is a new release from Interweave. I’ve said this in past posts, but if a book can get me motivated to make something or in this case, look at reorganizing my craft/woman cave area, it’s a keeper. Here are…

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Giveaway: Growing Up Sew Liberated

GIVEAWAY WINNER – #4 – Eileen of New York! Well, it’s time for another craft book giveaway! This one is the brand new release from Interweave: “Growing Up Sew Liberated – making handmade clothes and projects for your creative child.” This book, written by Meg McElwee, is organized in chapters that follow the activities in…

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Giveaway: The Artful Bird

Winner is #3 – Kathy Sands from Illinois – Congrats! Thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for more giveaways! What a delightful book I received to review recently. I will be giving The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew away next week. Check out the details below. If you are interested in…

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The Beaded Edge Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO BRENDA #1 – GIVEAWAY CLOSED I was recently sent this just-released book by Interweave to review. I’m giving it away to one lucky reader. Read on about the giveaway. The subtitle for this book “Inspired Designs for Crocheted Edgings and Trims” accurately describes this book. The Beaded Edge by Midori Nishida and the…

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