four january giveaways! :: Okan Arts
four january giveaways!

four january giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea

This month Okan Arts is giving away copies of Quilted Leather: Adding Texture, Dimension, and Style to Leather Crafting by Cathy Wiggins and published by Schiffer, and colorful practice squares of leather. There are four giveaways, each valued at $60.

Cathy Wiggins, once a “normal” quilter who made quilts with cottons, has pioneered a whole new way of working with leather. Her enthusiasm for this unexpected medium makes Quilted Leather an exceptional resource for anyone interested in trying something new.

Cathy tells all that she’s learned from her years of trial and error. Quilted Leather includes stories, tips, projects, and non-stop encouragement so you can experience leather quilting for yourself.

Cathy’s so excited about sharing the art of quilting leather that she’s contributed vat-dyed, garment-grade leather for the four giveaway winners to sew with their home machines.

To participate in the January giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What new things are you planning to do with your quilting in the new year?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The January 2019 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on January 21, 2019. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to our Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. Each will win a copy of Quilted Leather and a selection of leather practice squares. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To visit the Schiffer Publishing website +click here

To visit Cathy Wiggin’s website +click here

To visit Cathy Wiggin’s shop, Gypsy Wood Leathers +click here

Thank you Schiffer Publishing for the donation of Quilted Leather and to Cathy Wiggins for the leather practice squares. Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.


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59 comments to “four january giveaways!”

  1. JoAnne Pasqua says:

    This year I plan on quilting art projects for all my grandchildren with their personalities in mind.

  2. Patricia Welsh says:

    I would like to make quilting art projects for our two great grandgirls . They love quilted items that I make for them

  3. Kate Meyers says:

    I select a new name for my self every year, write on a rock and leave where I will see it several times a day. Over the years I have been Joy, Listen, Freedom, Patience, etc. This year I am Create….looking for all the inspiration I can find

  4. Pam Furry says:

    I’m going to be “quilting small” so I can actually finish a few things!

  5. Jackie Bloom says:

    I’m going to try dyeing fabric

  6. Pam Nottingham says:

    I am going to do some miniatures and just started a 4000 pyramid quilt! I would love to try leather quilting too.

  7. Kate says:

    I am going to make my first big quilt this year as a wedding present for my brother and his fiancée!

  8. Judy Tucker says:

    Thanks for doing this. I would never have found these sites on my own. I did not see how to sign up for emails from them. And would like to know an updated schedule for Cathy

  9. Suzan Gallup says:

    Evolve the creation of patchwork into garment fabric, and follow through with the completion of the actual garment!

  10. Kate R says:

    This year, I’m going to make my first “big” quilt as a wedding present for my brother and his fiancee!

  11. Lynn Kuehn says:

    I would like to try bobbin work this year. I have several decorative threads to try. I have seen several leAther pieces at shows and they are very rich with texture!

  12. Shelly says:

    I have admired Cathy’s quilts and would love to have her new book. My new thing this year will be to experiment with wholecloth dye painting and clamp resist dyeing techniques.

  13. Robin Parton says:

    I am doing my first Jacqueline deJonge quilt and am going to improve my ruler quilting. Also plan to get the three tops that need quilting done!

  14. Jeannie says:

    Wow! What a generous giveaway. I just found out about Cathy’s artwork and was enthralled. This year is my year to experiment (every year is really). I want to throw the perfectionist out the window or send her on a long vacation and just immerse myself in new media. This would be a perfect way to start.

  15. Cindy says:

    I’ll be doing more threadpainting and attempting some portraits in my quilts

  16. Kristin Laura says:

    I would like to make an improvisational quilt this year. I’ve experimented with a few blocks, but I’ve never made a whole quilt.

  17. Janet Schayer says:

    I’m taking a class this spring with a fiber artist from Santa Fe who is teaching how to make quilted vessels. Leather would be an interesting component to add.

  18. Katrine Eagling says:

    Design more fabrics for whole cloth quilts.

  19. Lottie Smith says:

    Planning to incorporaate some non-traditional materials in my quilting. i..e metal, leather, feathers.

  20. carol sloan says:

    I’ve been art quilting for several years now but I’d love to make a few traditional quilts for my family.

  21. Debi Sayer says:

    Something new and fresh: I would love to learn how to quilt on leather in the new year. Thank you for all that you do to inspire us!

  22. Jarna Maniguet says:

    I’m going to work with more textured materials in my quilting

  23. Sara says:

    I am going to do some art quilting trying new techniques and go outside my comfort zone. Take a deep breath and just go for it. Quilting on leather would be a good start.

  24. Karen Krueger says:

    2019 is my year to dig into my stash of Yukata cottons and bolts of Japanese silks create some art Quilts.

  25. Barbara Lotthammer says:

    I have many quilt tops to finish, some just need binding. I also have many wool projects close to being finished. Other than that just trying to get my sewing and craft room organized. Have always wanted to work with leather. My mother used to make leather purses

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  27. Jerie Clark says:

    I plan to do more journaling this year. Smaller projects with more new techniques.

  28. Robin Shilman says:

    Try to combine machine quilting with large stitch hand stitching

  29. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    I’m planning to go back to quilted garment making using several Koos Van Den Akker patterns I’ve been wanting to work on, they are perfect for combining many fabrics and are interesting to do.

  30. Nancy McCallum says:

    I would like to learn how to quilt leather and complete a small quilted leather project in the new year.

  31. Tesi Vaara says:

    I would like to try working with Lutradur this year, but leather could be interesting as well!!

  32. Marilynn Dondero-Rich says:

    I am going to do slow stitch meditation. Will see where it take me in my creative journey.

  33. Barbara Minton says:

    I plan to finish a few things but I also want explore new techniques. Right now I’m doing wool applique and I’ve been buying leather coats from thrift stores to deconstruct so I can try quilting leather. Please let me win this book!

  34. Leonie Mccallum says:

    I intend on pushing my boundaries this year but doing my first baltimore hand stitched Halloween theme, doing karlee porter empress online class also Susan carlson online master class and will be looking at Cathy’s leather class later in the year … it’s time to be released from the cocoon love your work cathy

  35. Cindi says:

    Wow that is amazing I never thought of quilting with leather!!! I am planning more art quilts in 2019 because I have decided I am not a precisio Quilter!

  36. Bonnie says:

    Going to explore cork fabric sewing purses

  37. Deborah Pereira says:

    Every year I try to use a new technique and learn a new needle craft. Learning to quilt on leather would be a great choice for this year.

  38. Esther Daugherty says:

    To complete my project and start a new and always be willing to try new things

  39. Rhonda says:

    I want to add quilted elements to my leather bags. Thought it would be fabric but oh the possibilities now!

  40. Pam S says:

    I plan to try some new techniques in 2019, including English Paper Piecing. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d love to try quilting with leather too!

  41. Darlene Talukder says:

    I plan to quilt with home dyed fabrics using oxalis, avocado and indigo. I plan to explore improv curves and now of course leather.

  42. Susan Nixon says:

    This looks so interesting. I’ve never even thought of such a thing.

  43. Lorilynn King says:

    I plan on doing a lot more applique this year! I enjoy it but in looking at my quilts, I haven’t finished many. I want to incorporate lots of materials other than cotton in my applique – including leather with intricate stitching for details in the applique!

  44. Moira says:

    this year I’m planning on making several art quilts and many other projects.

  45. Catherine Powell says:

    My birthday is 1/21, what a great b’day if I win. I’ve always been a crafter, but new to quilting and machine embroidery. I was gifted leather samples and pieces from an upholstery shop. I can’t wait to turn it into a wall art masterpiece.

  46. Giuliana Nakashima says:

    2019–I hope to better my workmanship (better measuring! more threadpainting, better longarm quilting), do more handwork (sashiko, EPP, embroidery) as well as start to plan a large scale project

  47. Patricia Hale says:

    I plan to spend more time on original quilting designs on leather and other different mediums.

  48. tw says:

    I am looking forward to working on my quilting with my bullet journal so the top I have now is quilted and then I get to work on new ideas like leather quilting!

  49. Allison says:

    WOW leather quilting sounds so interesting – interested in feeling the texture! This year I plan on learning one new skill and finishing some of my UFOs!

  50. Aimee Jamison says:

    In 2019, my goals for quilting include completing unfinished projects that either I started or bought that was unfinished. I also plan to use new textiles into quilts. I would love to try quilt /thread painting.

  51. Kay Welch says:

    2019 is my year for learning new quilting skills (free motion quilting) and refreshing some I haven’t used in far too many years (hand applique). I have also challenged myself to create an art quilt (wall hanging) to display in our home.

  52. Susan Spiers says:

    What wonderful fun with leather! I would like to try to achieve more hand piecing & quilting this 2019! The finished projects just seem more personal & perfect for keeping or gifting! Thank you, Susan

  53. Laraine Salmon says:

    I want to try using craft-tex in a garment, and finish all my UFO’s, then try some different styles of quilts to get outside my comfort zone and learn new techniques.

  54. PR says:

    A friend has introduced me to Wiggins work and I have a horse pattern designed from a photo I took at a barrel racing competition that will be just right for leather work. It would be delightful to give it a try.

  55. PR says:

    A friend has introduced me to Wiggins work and I have a horse pattern designed from a photo I took at a barrel racing competition that will be just right for leather work. It would be delightful to give it a try.

  56. Elizabeth Garber says:

    This year I plan to finish UFO’s, practice more machine quilting and join the art quilt group.

  57. Marilyn Fite says:

    I will be making a t-shirt/memory quilt for my grandson. Also want to use photography as a basis for quilts and try to use textures more. More original and creative would be my tries for 2019!

  58. Paula M Morgan says:

    I am going to be brave enough to actually cut INTO my collection of Yukata Cottons….the days of just pulling them out and smoothing them flat, all the while admiring the craftsmanship of color and design….

  59. marty says:

    well this could be an intriguing new direction!