Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Giveaway - The Art of Silk Ribbon Embroidery


My first "favourite author" when I became interested in crazy quilting was Judith Baker Montano. Learning she was brought up at the Bar X Ranch near me in Alberta, Canada, added to my admiration for her! I have an extra copy of her book, The Art of Silk Ribbon Embroidery, and would like to share it with another crazy quilter. If you would like to put your name in for this draw please leave a comment on this post telling me what you enjoy most about crazy quilting. I am heading out of town for a stitching retreat this weekend so will make the draw on Monday. Good luck!

22 comments:

Jane said...

This happens to be one of the books that I don't have. Please put me in for the draw. Thanks!

Amy said...

One of her books I dont happen to have, count me in.

Anonymous said...

Kerry, naturally I enjoy the "final" block, but my favorite thing is "getting there". I so much enjoy the learning, "the journey". Debbie (Maine)
campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Rose Anne B said...

WOW Kerry, as yet I only borrow her books from the Library, but one day will own whichever.

As to what I love about CQing, well I guess the most important point is that it's YOUR CREATION, sure you get ideas from other sources, but you can build upon the stitched foundation in various ways that sometimes you have to look closely to see. The girls in this group have been my inspiration to experiment instead of following stitch by stitch from the books.

Thank you for this offer my dear and good luck to whomever receives it.

gocrazywithme said...

Hi Kerry,
There are so many things about CQing to love; the history of it, the fact I can never get bored with it, the ability to use it in so many different ways. But I think the best thing is the control factor. When every other thing in your life is out of your control, your CQ still is in your hands. YOU choose what fabrics to use, how to put them together, how to embellish them, and when to declare IT'S DONE! And then you have no one to thank (or blame!) but yourself.
Janet in Colorado

Ann Flowers said...

One thing that I love about crazy quilting is that no matter what needle work you have been involved in, you can use them all on crazy quilting.

There is no better feeling then thinking of a idea and trying it on a seam and seeing success. Or the feeling you get when you try something new and add a new technique or idea to your quilts. I can not imagine NOT crazy quilting.

I truly believe that anyone can do crazy quilting, because all you need is some time and imagination, each block is unique and special and you get such immense satisfaction with each seam, motif,and embellishment.

I too do not have the book you have for this contest and any cq'ing or SRE book is a dream to have! So thank you for the contest:)

p.s. Great blog!

Ann

Wanda said...

I already have the book, and I too was enthralled with Judith's work. I have several of her books and refer to them when I get stuck, or need inspiration. I love the crazy in crazy quilting and how when it all comes togeather it is a thing to behold. Sew on! TTFN

Connie said...

I don't think my first comment was taken so I try again! I said that I love the beautiful fabrics and embellishments we get to play with and the entire creative process! I like learning all the different stitches and techniques.

Elisabeth Braun said...

What do I like most about CQ? Well, I haven't started it yet, but I love the individuality of it, the melange of so many different types of textile arts and needlecrafts and so many lovely blocks I've seen around the blogs. Can't wait to have the time and chance to give it a go, but with my Embroidery studies at the mo, I have some time to wait.....

Judy S. said...

Hi, Kerry! How generous of you to share your extra book with someone! What I like about CQ is the creativity, creating something that is unique and done without a pattern.

morvoren said...

Thanks Kerry for giving us this chance to win this stunning book...please may my name go in the hat?
What I love about CQ Hmm where to start? so many things..being able to use ''scraps'' of beautiful fabric and lace that would otherwise be thrown away and turn into hopefully something beautiful. Its the joy of letting go of cares and aches and losing myself to create. The joy of learning a new technique as I can use almost all lessons taught in our embroidery group.
But best of all....its the sharing with friends together in this craft.
Hugs Pam

ak in australia said...

You are very generous. I admire the beauty of CQ. I enjoy stitching and designing the seam treatments. It gives me pleasure. Each seam is pretty.

My husband and i age going on holidays leaving saturday and will be without a computer for the next 10 days. Kathy from Beautiful Fingal Bay, Australia

crazyqsis said...

Hey Kerry, The thing I enjoy most abount cq is the no rules part. I am a rebel I guess and I like to mix techniques and colours and fabrics I just bought a new sewing machine and it does all kinds of stitches I am looking forward to trying some of them...
Melisa

Thelma said...

Hello Kerry,
My favorite part is doing Motifs using threads and SRE. Also playing with color and using the threads that will go best with the color of the patch.

Dee in Idaho shawfox1@yahoo.com said...

HI Kerry
the thing I like about cq is that it is a learning experence every time I pull out the bits and pieces of fabric and try to make everything go together,and then try to figure out what to do with the seams (with what I know )I am trying to learn sre by watching and looking at everything thats out their in our groups some times its good sometimes (not so good) but I keep trying.Please put in in for the book And Thank You Dee in Idaho

Simona said...

I love her books, too but I haven't that one so put my name in the hat!

Kim in Fargo, ND said...

Hi Kerry, I love crazy quilting for all the reasons everyone has already mentioned but Number One is that it's great for experimenting. If I don't like a technique all I have to do is finish the seam or motif and go on to the next seam with something different. But it's not like I have another unfinished class sample to feel guilty about. I've at least got one more finished seam!

Jeanne said...

Hi Kerry, wat generous of you to share this book. Wat I the most like in CQ is the liberty to create without rules, some times difficult , because rule are helpful , but i think I am " growing" with each CQ block. Not to forget all the stitching you may create .For me was CQ a revelation after sane quitling!
Hugs,
Jeanne

Diane said...

I love that there are no rules in crazy quilting. Anything goes and that makes creativity blossom.

Plus it's a great reason to purchase all the lace, beads, fancy fabrics, embellishments, etc.. that make my heart sing with joy.

Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Kerry, I would love to be in on the draw for the Silk Ribbon Book. I am really enjoying learning crazy quilting by following your "Build a Seam" challenge and would like to learn the Silk Ribbon stitches as well. Thanks for your inspirational blog.
Joyce in BC

Wendy said...

What I like most about crazy quilting is that it gives me the freedom to create from the heart. With each cq piece a little bit of who I am is put into threadwork, the picking of fabrics and trims, and of course creating beauty with threads. Please enter me into your drawing, this would be a great book to have. Thanks, Wendy F

pandnstarr said...

Oh my gosh, being new to CQing and embroidery I am just enjoying everything about it. There is SO MUCH that I have to learn and have already learned so much from others who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge. I am having a blast trying some of the new things I'm learning. Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge and your extra book.
Hugs,
Wanda in Illinois
p.s. I don't have a google account and to set one up would navigate me away from this page and I would lose everything I had already typed. Sorry. I also don't have a blog. Oops...I see I can use my AIM identity.