Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape

Dear Readers,

Tomorrow is a big day in my world.

Tomorrow, C&T Publishing will launch a ten day blog hop. Each day a different blogger will share what they like or found interesting about my new book Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape.

What does that mean for you?

Well, all ten bloggers will be soliciting comments. Each time you comment is a chance to win a copy of the book. US winners will receive a hard copy and international winners will receive a digital version. If you read and comment on each blog that is ten chances to win the book!

Of course, if you want the book now you can order a signed copy from me, or from  Amazon or at C&T Publishing

If you are going to be at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, there are several opportunities to learn more about the book, my work, and my process for FREE. Here are the dates, times, and events.

Thursday, November 2
12PM2PM—Craftsy Open Studio Mini Lecture called Color—It’s Relative.
2:30PM – 4:30PM—Book Signing at Booth #822 Craftsman’s Touch-Books

Friday, November 3
10:30AM -11:00AM—Meet the Teachers—Improvisational Patchwork – Line & Shape
12PM – 2PM—Craftsy Open Studio Mini-Lecture called Color—It’s Relative.
2:30PM – 4:30PM—Book Signing at Booth #822 The Craftsman’s Touch-Books

If you come to one of these events, please try and introduce yourself.

If you are not going to be in Houston, you can still learn about the book, by following the Blog Hop. Here is the calendar.

October 16—C&T Publishing
October 18—Yvonne Fuchs at Quilting JetGirl
October 19—Amy Ellis at Amy’s Creative Side
October 20—Deborah Boschert at Deborah’s Journal
October 21—Kathy Doughty at Material Obsession
October 21— Terri Lucas at Generation Q Magazine 
October 22— Wendy Hill at Wendy Hill’s Blog—Fun Quilts Stuff & More
October 23—Cindy Grisdela at Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts
October 24—Heather Pregger at Heather Heather’s Blog
October 25—Maria Shell at Tales of a Stitcher 

I hope you will follow along, comment, and win a book! Thank you dear readers. I know your support is a big reason why I now have a book, and a teaching and exhibition schedule. Thank you. Thank you.

This entry was published on October 15, 2017 at 10:33 AM. It’s filed under News And Events and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

24 thoughts on “Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape

  1. Ordering my copy now. Can’t wait.

  2. Ann Golob on said:

    Congratulations, Maria!!! Waiting for my copy to arrive from Amazon. Can’t wait!!

  3. Jane Kaag on said:

    This is so exciting!

  4. I received notice my copy should be in my mailbox Monday!

  5. Georgia French on said:

    My copy is finally on the way to me, Maria — best of luck with this promotion and with the entire project! Thank you for sharing so much with quilters everywhere!

  6. The happy day is here. What a treat to read your book.

  7. Sue Tague on said:

    Just got a notice that my books are in the mail! Can’t .
    wait to see

  8. Congratulations!!!

  9. Sandy Gregg on said:

    Congratulations Maria. FYI, the link to C&T doesn’t get you to a live page.


    • Thank you Sandy! I fixed it on my blog, but if you are reading the post from an email, it won’t work. For some reason this happened with about three of the links. I don’t know why, but they are fixed now if you click on the link in the blog post.

  10. Pam Rocco on said:

    FINALLY! The big day is here. Your book is in the mail, but I can’t wait to read what the other bloggers have to say about it. Congratulations, Maria. You rock!

  11. Happy happy day for you!! Thanks for publishing the list. I always like following along on these blog hops and reading what others have to say about the book.

  12. Jo Vandermey on said:

    Congratulations! How exciting to launch your book – a true labour of love! And now you have asked I won’t be afraid to say hi in Houston. My daughter and I are going for the first time in honour of our quilt being in a special exhibit. And I will get a copy of your book for sure!

    • Congrats on exhibiting your work! Which exhibit should I look for? Yes. Please say hello if you can. Thank you Jo!

      • Jo Vandermey on said:

        Thank you for asking! It is the Canadian Nine Patch 150 special exhibit. Two friends of mine had had an idea to put together an exhibit and decided that for the 150 anniversary of Canada the time was right to try. What a process! We are the little engine that could story. They gathered friends and friends of friends to make a quilt for Canada’s birthday with a nine patch some where. It resulted in 26 totally different quilts from traditional, art, and modern and one antique quilt. ( my great grandma’ quilt made for her sisters wedding in 1909.) my quilt was mad as a homage to these sisters with my daughters help. Others made there first art quilt. Some quilts are made by SAQA members. It is a varied group. So thrilling to have the entire presented grouping accepted. What began as a dream has come to a reality! Koodos to my friends Shelly and Leslie for doing this.
        I volunteered to do a talk on the quilt. Never have I jumped so far out of my comfort zone!
        The dream becomes reality next week!
        Looking so forward to meeting you. I plan to attend your school house talk.

  13. Mona Roberts on said:

    Wow! Love your energetic thoughts on color. So glad to know about your Craftsy Open Lecture in Houston. I’ll be squeezing myself into the crowd for sure!!

  14. Congratulations!

  15. Lucy Stephenson on said:

    Great book Maria! congratulations. MIne arrived two days ago and the whole world looks like stripes to me now. I’m hoping to catch you in Sisters next summer.
    Happy travels.

    Lucy Stephenson

  16. LaceFlower on said:

    I love your bright and happy work.

  17. Amazing!!! Love your work!!!

  18. I hope the launch is a huge success! Thank you so much for sharing your happy approach to making patchwork!💕

  19. Beth Blankenship on said:

    Hi Maria! Here we are on the last day of the Blog Hop—what a fun idea! I hope this is where I post my comment to be entered through your blog (it’s still one of my favorites).

Leave a Reply