four october giveaways!
By Patricia Belyea
A young mother of two, quilt designer and teacher Heather Jones finds inspiration in the world around her—driving her kids to school, grocery shopping or working around the house. I love that the Mason quilt, found in her new book Quilt Local, was prompted by the grid in a parking lot at a big box store!
Heather, who earned a master’s degree (ABT) in art history, starts her book with lots of solid basics: finding inspiration, daily habits, color theory, quilt design and quilt production. You won’t find a better book tutorial for preparing and sewing on your binding—with over four pages of photos and instructions—than in Heather’s Quilt Construction section.
For Quilt Local, Heather developed 18 quilt designs plus two pillows and nine quilt blocks. Her aesthetic—minimal with a strong visual component—shows us how to make appealing graphic quilts.
For each project, Heather shares her inspiration—a metal grate, the tiles in the bathroom at a fast-food restaurant, the inlay in the wall of an old church, a metal storage building—and her quilt sketch. Then she takes us step-by-step through the construction of the quilt top.
More remarkably, Heather produces all her quilt designs in two colorways—so you can see how a different color palette completely changes the impact of a quilt. This makes for a total of 40 projects in the book!
Four copies of Heather’s gorgeous hardcover book will be be given away this month. To participate in these giveaways, just answer this question in the Comment box below: What local building or place in your own life might inspire a quilt design?
The drawing will be held at midnight PST on October 31, 2015. Four winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. The prizes will then be shipped anywhere in the world. (International winners are responsible for customs.)
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Want to visit Heather’s website? +click here
This is an unsponsored giveaway. Thank you Stewart, Tabori & Chang for your generous donation of these books.
All images from Quilt Local are copyrighted (c) 2015 Jenny Hallengreen unless otherwise noted, and all text (c) 2015 Heather Jones, and can not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher Stewart, Tabori, & Chang.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners are being notified and names will be posted shortly.