I am super excited to share Deborah Boschert’s first book Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch. This is Deborah.
And this is her book.
I have always admired Deborah’s work. I love the layering, the symbols, the handmade stitches, the color, and the texture. It all works as far as I am concerned.
Deborah and I met at the International Quilt Festival in Houston through our mutual support of SAQA. Since then, we’ve been email pals and even though we live three time zones apart, we’ve even managed to have dinner together on occasion. Last spring at the SAQA Philadelphia conference, the Texas and Alaska contingencies along with a few Oregon interlopers met for a fabulous meal.
This is all to say that I was delighted to be invited to participate in the blog hop celebrating this new book. What are my top ten reasons for loving this book?
1. The visuals are amazing. You truly get an up close and personal look at Deborah’s work.
2. The book is comprehensive. Deborah walks you through all the steps from generating ideas to applying the finishing touches to your work.
3. The information is broken down into bite size chunks that make it all seem do-able.
4. Deborah shares some great ways to get creative. She calls them “See What Happens” and they work!
5. Deborah’s hand work is exquisite, and you know how I feel about fine craftsmanship.
6. We both like chairs.
7. Deborah and I both graduated from the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism. That means the book is honest and well-written because that is how we do it in Kansas.
8. Deborah made a video chat with each of the bloggers in her hop. Here is the video talk we had about the book.
9. The chapter on Design and Composition is worth the price of the entire book. I loved it!
10. You can win a copy of this book right here. Yes. That is right. Leave a comment here sharing what interests you most about Deborah’s work. I will randomly select one lucky winner when the hop is over. That means you have until midnight Alaska time on September 30th to leave a comment. If you live in the states, C&T Publishing will send you a hard copy. If you are international, they will send you an electronic version of the book.
If you can’t wait one more day, you can get a signed copy of the book on Deborah’s Etsy Shop, or purchase a copy via C&T Publishing , or Amazon.
This blog hop still has several more stops. I hope you will visit all the blogs to read what they had to say about Deborah’s fabulous book and listen to their videos. Here is the schedule.
Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch
Book Release Blog Hop with Video Chats!
September 19: C&T Publishing and Editor Lynn Koolish
September 20: Teri Lucas, Generation Q Magazine
September 21: Susan Brubaker Knapp
September 22: Sue Bleiweiss
September 23: Lyric Kinard
September 26: Lori Kennedy
September 27: Maria Shell
September 28: Jane LaFazio
September 29: Judy Coates Perez
September 30: Melanie Testa
What interestes me most about Deborah’s work is that it is wildly original, incredibly heartfelt, and impeccably handcrafted.
END NOTE– Thank you all for commenting. I think it is the most comments I have ever had on a blog post! I used an online random number selector to choose the winner. The number was 18 and Pam Rocco was the 18th comment, so she is the lucky winner! Thank you all!
This looks a great book – I already enjoy reading Deborah’s blog!
I love chairs too – I’m an amateur upholsterer
I really want to curate a chair exhibition. Deborah’s blog is great!
Yes! A Chair exhibition. When?!
YES. Let’s chat about that soon.
I agree with points one to five of your post… WHOLEHEARTEDLY!! (Which means that I already have my own copy of Deborah’s book.) I would LOVE to win a copy for my quilt guild’s library! Thanks for the opportunity.
What a great idea–those lending libraries are very special.
Deborah’s book looks and sounds wonderful! I would buy this book because it looks like she write’s in a instructional way. (but I hope I win a copy) Love these blog hops that highlight the amazing talent.
I love the blog hops too! It is a fun way to meet new bloggers and lots of people comment!
I have known Deborah when we both lived in Topsham, ME. Her work is simple yet very deep all depicted with real image that capture your attention. Just love her work.
I love it too!
Hi Karen! Thanks for your lovely comment.
I find it interesting how she uses simple and readily available tools and materials for surface design techniques to achieve her great results.
Yes. She does make it all seem do-able. And you are right. The results are lovely.
I really like Deborah’s color sense and the serenity her work conveys.
I think the colors create that serenity. I always love her palettes.
I’m intrigued by the composition and design chapter. Can’t wait to see the whole book – thanks for the giveaway.
I liked the design and composition chapter because she breaks it down in a way that I had thought about before. It is very useul. Thank you for stopping by!
Layers is my new mantra. I need an honest book! 🙂
Yes. Deborah has mastered the art of layering!
I am ready to dip into the art quilt well!!
Virginia, even if you don’t win the book, I hope you will give art quilting a try!
I’m always intrigued by Deborah’s personal symbols.
Misty- I would LOVE to see what you do with this book!
This book seems like a great tool to help launch a quilter into the art quilt making direction. For that reason alone ~ I’d love to be launched!!! ***smiles***
With or without the book Ann, I hope you launch yourself into the world of art quilting. It is truly liberating!
I am just starting my journey in Modern quilting. This looks like a great book to get the creativity flowing!
Yes. It is full of creativity!
Art quilting appeals to me more than making a bed quilt but where I flounder is the design and composition so the chapter addressing this really piques my interest.
It sounds like you need this book! I really enjoyed the way that Deborah presents design and composition. She breaks it down into do-able concepts.
I find Deborah’s use of repetition very successful and visually her pieces are well balanced.
Hi Kathie! Yes. Repetition is one of things that Deborah has mastered. Just the right amount I think.
It looks like a great book. I would especially be interested in reading the chapter on design and composition.
It is a great chapter!
Well, I guess I missed your deadline by a few hours. I was wandering around the wilds of Wyoming without access to internet. Sounds like a wonderful resource, it will be going onto my wishlist!
Yes. Christmas is coming and this book would make a wonderful gift. Heads up Sylvia, I am doing another book review and give away on October 11. Maybe you can win that one!