Monday, February 28, 2011

Give Away Just for YOU!

The whirlwind of an incredibly exciting weekend has just settled and now I'm alone in my quiet house trying to get a grip on all that happened! More on that later this week, but for now, as promised a special giveaway for all of you that hang here with me!

I'd like to thank my trusty pals over there in the "Follower" gang by offering you all a chance to win one of two publications of eye candy.

Feb. giveaway (1)

Jean Wells' incredibly inspiring book "Intuitive Color & Design" is a must-have for anyone wanting to explore quilting with solids, interpret nature and man-made patterns in cloth, or just try free-piecing.

Jean wells book

I have read this book (well, not this exact copy - I bought this brand new one for you!) a couple of times and always discover new ideas. I was lucky to visit Jean's store two summers ago when a group of us drove down to Sisters, Oregon for their famous outdoor show. The cover quilt was hanging above the big stone fireplace in the store, and it is stunning!

Jean Wells book

Seeing quilts like the one above almost makes me want to get over my fear of working with green and try harder to love all colours equally (except you, evil brown, you would require an intervention).

Also up for grabs is the gorgeous new "The Art of Quilts" postcard collection published by C&T. I love postcards (so I bought two of these books, one for me and one for you!). Whenever we travel and visit museums and galleries, I raid the gift shop for post cards of my favourite works. They are inexpensive souvenirs and usually the photos are way better than the ones you can snap in the galleries (if photography is even allowed!).

Coastal Strata by Gloria Loughman, 2010
"Coastal Strata" by Gloria Loughman

This collection features quilts by many of my favourite art quilters: Jane Sassaman, Ruth B. McDowell, Gloria Loughman and Katie Pasquini Masopust.

ruth mcdowell "Ikat Anemones" 2001
"Ikat Anemones" by Ruth B. McDowell

If you would like to add one of these to your inspiration collection, please leave one comment for one entry per person. First name chosen by the Random Number Generator will have their choice: book or postcards. Please let me know in your comment what your choice is in case you are lucky winner #1!! I'll leave comments open for a week, until Monday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. PST. Good luck (and yes, of course I'll ship worldwide!).

Thank you all for checking in with me regularly here at Poppyprint. This blog has fulfilled everything I wanted it to with respect to keeping me motivated and providing a forum to record my creative work, but it has far exceeded my expectations for growing my circle of amazing friends and acquaintances worldwide! I have all 365 of you to thank for that. Wow.

Hugs.xxx

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84 comments:

Amy said...

Would you believe that I don't own a single quilting book? Either of these items would be a great start! I love you blog...but you know that :)

felicity said...

Loverly giveaway - thanks, Krista!

Mrs Moen said...

And now you've got 366; I'd better figure out how this following thing works but I'll keep you on my blogroll just to make sure.-)
I'd be happy to win any of your generous items with the book on the top of my list.
Have a wonderful day, Krista!

soggibottom said...

Oh. I love the look of the brilliant colours on your post cards. You can never have enough colour for inspiration .
What a lovely idea for a giveaway. :-) x x x

Lindsay Conner said...

That architectural design peeking through on photo two is kinda... wow!

My Sweet Prairie said...

I am so there for this giveaway! Right up my alley. : )
~Monika in Saskatoon
fibre artist & quilt maker

Anne said...

Glad you had a great weekend!

Being a geologist, it might interest you to know that my state, Arkansas, experienced a 4.7-magnitude earthquake last night around 11 p.m. We had been warned that thunderstorms with possible tornadoes would be moving through during the night. As I had just fallen asleep, the deep rumble and shaking made me believe that a tornado was indeed bearing down on my home! I ran to my living room and discovered that my Amazon parrot had been frightened by the unusual occurrence. He was fluttering his wings. I spoke to him and tried to calm him. I am sure he could sense that I was anything but calm myself!

After I returned to bed, I told my husband that we must have experienced an earthquake. My suspicions were confirmed this morning. What a frightening experience. I thought about the people of Haiti and Christchurch. If such a mild quake can be so frightening, a devastating quake must be horrifying. Makes us realize that we live on a dynamic planet that's constantly shifting and adjusting itself.

Anyway, what a tremendous giveaway! I'd be inclined to choose the postcard book. The photo of Ruth McDowell's masterpiece beckons to me!

Thanks,

Anne

H2Ogirl said...

You are so fun to follow. And I love to read things to provide inspiration. Can't wait to see what's next

Jodi said...

Oh, man, I'm drooling! I'm familiar with some of her art and love it! Thanks for the chance!

Kristie said...

I had never see the the Jean Wells book before...it looks amazing! That would be my first choice, though either prize would be awesome :-) Thanks, Krista!

Katie said...

I love checking out new blogs every morning over coffee! :) The postcards would be fantastic framed in my quilting studio! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

Wow - lovely giveaway and glad to be a follower!
I love postcards too. thanks.

Jamie said...

I love that book, such great inspiration. Book, please!!

dutch sisters said...

Whauw, I just love the color and design book! Never seen it overhere.
And yes it's always a pleasure to visit you!

Krista said...

What a fun giveaway! I got Jean's book for Christmas and also love it. She is really amazing! Put me down for those postcards please :)

I'm glad you guys all had a great retreat weekend!

sharon said...

I would pick the colour book. I have always had a hard time choosing colours, this may just help me out! Thank you for having such a great give away.

Lynz said...

Oh, wow, what a fab giveaway! That book by jean Wells looks totally amazing - in fact if I'm not lucky enough to win it? I'm going to buy it. Thanks for highlighting it!

Dianne said...

Follow you? Of course I do! In fact (cue the music) I will follow you, follow you wherever you may go....there isn't an ocean too deep, a mouintain so high it can keep - keep me away - away from your blog.....LOL!!
I didn't buy Jean's book on our trip even though I was sorely tempted so would love to win it. Thanks for the give away Krista!

NĂºria said...

Wow! I love the designs of this book.

Anja said...

Of course I follow you, love your blog!
The book looks awesome!

Anja

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I would pick the book first, I love spending hours leafing through, looking at the pictures and dreaming !! But the postcards would be great too....just less leafing!
thanks

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

OK so I have that book and I really really love it but I don't suppose two copies would be of much use to me really. But I would love the postcards book. And I have to say I just love the pic of you holding my block from the retreat :-) actually now I re-read that it sounds a bit rude!

Katie said...

Please enter me into this giveaway! What lovely postcards!

Katherine said...

Love following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Either book would be lovely! But if I am smiled on by the random number generator I would choose the postcard one.

Andrea C said...

What a fantastic book - something I would love to add to my quilting library. What a fantastic give-away!!

Venus de Hilo said...

Oh, great giveaway: I want them both! Forced to choose, I have to go for the Jane Wells book first. Fingers crossed I'm the lucky one!

Lesly said...

Both books look wonderful! I'd love either one!

Michele Pacey said...

Great goodies!!! I can't choose. You do it, okay? I'll be happy with your choice, I promise... :)

Shelley said...

I'd love either of those, but I think the Intuitive Color and Design book would be just amazing. I'd be happy to stage an intervention for you to get over your lack of love for brown. Brown is awesome. I think it's my favorite color. :)

Rachel said...

Ooohhh pretty! Both the book and the postcards look wonderful. That being said, the book would be my preference.

And don't forget...it's cheaper for you to ship within Canada wink wink.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The postcard collection.

Billie in TX

Canadian Kristin said...

Oh wow. You have an eye for fabric and for quilting, *and* for inspirational book choosing! That Intuitive colour book is amazing... though the postcards book is probably amazing, too! I would love to win either. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Donna said...

Both the book and postcards are intriguing but I do believe I would love the book the most! Decisions are so hard!

Love your blog! Happy quilting.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Wow, sweetie, how wonderful of you to give these away. I LOVE your blog and have followed it for several years. I think the book is my first choice, but I don't own either of these, so I'd be happy to win either one. I'd be thrilled to win anything. Thanks for your great blog, inspiration and cyber friendship.
xoxo
~a

Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful books! I am inspired by the gorgeous free style in the first one. The only quilting books I own are vintage (with one new one on the way from Amazon), so this would be a fabulous addition.
heidig@gmail.com

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

fab give=a+way. These are some of my original all time fav textile artists.

Alice R. said...

Wow, that bokk looks luscious! wonderful, beautiful pictures...

Cathy said...

Oh I am thinking the book would be my first choice but either are lovely! Thanks!

Jenny said...

i would be happy with either...my library has the book, so maybe i should share if i win?? happy either way!! thanks for a chance.

Rene' said...

I love following your blog. You are always inspiring. I have that Intuitive color and design book. It is awesome! I haven't seen The Art of Quilts postcard collection book before. Looks like it would have some great pictures.

Kristen said...

I always wonder how hard it would be to make something like those quilts. Blogging sure is an incredible experience. You really do meet the nicest people.

adamomme said...

I am new to quilting/sewing. I would LOVE the anenome postcard. Love it!

quiltmom said...

HI Krista,
I am drooling over the idea of visiting Sisters Oregon during the Sister's show. I have had the good fortune of seeing both Gloria Loughman and Ruth McDowell speak. Gloria came and spoke at a guild meeting and Ruth came to Calgary to do a workshop. It is interesting to hear them speak about their process. Both are interesting speakers who enjoy sharing their thoughts about quilting.
I have long admired Jean Wells work and have some of her earlier books that use her daughter Valori's photographs- Through the garden gate is one of my first quilt books and a favorite one.
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway. Your winners are going to love your gifts.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Vivian said...

Krista hey girl! I can't wait to hear about the fun filled weekend you had with the other Krista.

Thank you for the chance. I choose...BOOK.

traceyjay said...

I've had my eye on the book for a while...
and wouldn't it be fun to meet you in Sisters one of these days... perhaps my belly and I will have to drive up this summer. :)

Nancy L said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaways. I'm a sucker for books and being a newbie, it's a great excuse to get more inspiration.

ladybugquilting said...

That book looks Fantastic... I really want to do a solids quilt one day.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Consuelo said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Very generous of you. I can't say I know which of the two I would pick, both are so very lovely. Either would be great! Thanks for providing such a great blog as well.

Ethne said...

WOW that first book looks like a real stunner - how could you bear to part with something as inspirational as this - that green quilt - oh I could just see this in some yummy hand dyes. And the thread art in those flowers that bring them to life - amazing.
Thank you for such a generous giveaway - whoever wins either of these beauties will be pleased. Thanks for sharing your work with us all here on line - you yourself inspire us.

Cathy said...

Hi Krista, Thanks for this opportunity to win Jean Wells new book. I think art quilts are my great inspiration, & using color for the end result I desire is something I am studying now. I have just recently started to "get" what all those concepts really mean like Tint, Shade, etc. I would love her book. My mother is an accomplished painter, but that eludes me. I found you from Leah Day's 365 days of FMQ. I also Love Gloria Loughman's quilts, saw some real beauties @ the Pacific Intnl Quilt Fest in Calif in Oct. I am a new follower too.

Helen said...

Oh pick me lucky random number generator thingy!!! Pick me!!!

Patty C. said...

The book looks incredible - Gorgeous ideas/colors !!

gill said...

I'd love to win either! they both look fabulous!
Thanks

Kathy P said...

The book looks really inspiring! Love all those colors! Thanks for the chance to win :)

The Garden Bell said...

What a better way to start my day, then with a new friend to follow. Wandered over from Dutch Sister, who I just found too. You all are making me want to drop my hook and pick up a needle. Fabulous. New follower for sure, even without entering the giveaway.

Toodle-oooooo for now,
Kate - The Garden Bell

bearpaw said...

They both look lovely! I would be happy with either - thanks for the giveaway. Ok the book, yes I'll have the book!

Jennifer said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. thanks for offering this. Your blog is always so fun and full of energy and inspiration.

Laura said...

RFabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Gene Black said...

I got a real kick out of your statement about getting over your "fear of working with green" and trying "harder to love all colours equally."
I have so much blue in my stash it is not funny. I have finally worked green in there a little. Brown is easier for me, and not so evil - except that I can only use ONE brown in a quilt unless it is from the same collection and really matches. The tone in a brown can go in any direction. Drives me crazy.

Intuitive color and design sounds like a book I would turn to again and again.

Kaelin said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've had that book on my Amazon Wish List for over a year :)

The Reconstructionist said...

Lovely idea, I'm thrilled to have found your blog, I've been looking for ever since you had a pattern in Quilters Connection Magazine.
Cool, I'd love to have either of these books.

Becky said...

Love any book dealing with quilting. Thanks for a great giveaway!

epban said...

I've been eyeing Jean Wells' book! Thanks for a chance to win.

posaru said...

Looks lovely. I would love to win.

Laura T said...

What a fun give-a-way. I love the book by Jean Wells and have it. It is so inspirational! I would love the post cards. I tend to do the same thing with postcards when traveling. I would love to win the postcards if my name is drawn:)
Laura T

Nicole G said...

I too have the book by Jean Wells. Her work is so amazing and i love it! If I win I would like the postcards. Thanks for the giveaway.

amy dame said...

i already told you that i can't keep up with my dashboard follows, but i'll follow you anyway, and add you to my bloglovin' to really follow you!

intuitive colours and design is exactly what i need - we need a workshop or something on that! (kalin's brilliant at that stuff, we should make her do it)

Tara said...

I love this book! Thanks for the chance to win! And for reminding me three times! When I read blogs on my iPhone, it's just not convenient to comment. Must fix that!

paulette said...

Incredible quilts!! Wow!! thanks for the chance to win!!
AND thanks for the Granola recipe!! Looks yummy!
Paulette

Sharon Bourque said...

I would love to win this giveaway as I need some serious inspiration and these look like just what the "muse" needs right now. Thanks for the opportunity.
from a fellow Canuck

happysewlucky said...

Ha ha ha! I was just about to write a comment to enter for the Jean Wells book, when it dawned on me that it looked familiar. And, yep, I already have it! Thanks for reminding me about it, I haven't looked at it in a while. :-) I love her designs and fab use of colours.

dutch sisters said...

What a great giveaway! I had never see the the Jean Wells book before...it looks lovely!

Tricia C. said...

The quilts in Intuitive Color and Design are absolutely amazing. I'm always trying to stretch my quilting abilities. This book looks like it would truly be an adventure. Thanks for the giveaway!

What Comes Next? said...

What a great couple of books! Thank you Krista for a fabulous read, and wonderful retreats!

Sheila said...

I would love to receive the colour and design book. I need to update my quilt library and get with the times, my daughters think my quilts a bit boring.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for the great giveaway Krista! The book looks amazing but so do the quilts on the postcards! I guess I'd choose the book.

JanetK said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love your blog - found it through Tall Grass Prairie...
I'd love to win that book!!

SEW RED HOT said...

Hi - I also found your blog through Tallgrass Prarie, - that book looks great for stirring the creative juices !
lore
x

monique said...

HI Krista, As my kids would say, - (last year as the saying seems to be out of style already), - that it's so random that one of the blogs I read is from my hometown of 'Edgemont Village'. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win. My first choice is Jean Wells' book.

ps. ha ha. It sounds like I moved far away. I'm only in Kits and still visit my very active parents in Edgemont all the time.

thanks,
monique

Sonja said...

Woah, that looks like an amazing book! have fun at your retreat! You deserve to be on the receiving end and pampered!

WandaFish said...

Hi, I came across your blog via Lynne at Lily's Quilts - I just love imaginary friends! I've 'seen you around' a lot when I've been entering giveaways :)
I've had a look round your blog and it seems a great place to be, so I'm your latest follower.
If I'm eligible for this fab giveaway, I'd love a chance to win the Jean Wells book. I'm a newbie and a bit scared of matching colours.
If not, I'm happy to follow your crafting and ramblings :)

Holly said...

Hi Krista,

I am one of the 536 who follow your blog via Google Reader.

I found your blog via the UHG swap and have been enjoying reading "back" through your entries.

Holly

trudys_person said...

Thank you for the giveaway Krista! Either prize would be lovely! Love that Ruth McDowell quilt!

Michelle said...

Hi Krista, I am branching out and doing my own thing so the book would be inspiring...