four september giveaways!
By Patricia Belyea
This month Okan Arts is giving away a bevy of Denyse Schmidt Goodies—her book Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration, her popular Free-Wheeling Single Girl Pattern, and her new Free-Wheeling Single Girl Template Set. There are four giveaways, each valued at $91.00.
A graphic designer by education, Denyse has led the way with transforming traditional quilts into new and fresh compositions. Although Denyse is not old enough for this moniker, she’s considered the mother of the modern quilt movement.
A thoughtful teacher, Denyse leads workshops in her Brigeport CT studio that’s located in an inspired space—an old textile factory building. If you’re lucky enough to learn from Denyse, expect to expand your own ideas about quilt design.
In the hardcover book, Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration, Denyse reinterprets 20 traditional quilts in lively ways. Among them are Orange Peel, Mariner’s Compass, and Basketweave. Each pattern includes a lifestyle photo, a photo of the whole quilt, instructions, and illustrations. In the back of the book are a pullout pattern sheet and a complete techniques section. Published by Stewart Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Abrams, this is an amazing book for learning about historic quilts and how to make them in innovative ways!
The pattern for Free-Wheeling Single Girl quilt is Denyse’s witty take on the traditional Wedding Ring quilt. Made with 18 to 20 scrap fabrics and a background solid, the pattern gives you instructions for making a baby, twin, queen, or king quilt—plus a pillow sham.
NEW! To make the Free-Wheeling Single Girl quilt more accurately, Denyse has manufactured a three-piece precision-cut acrylic template set. You can use these templates with a 45 mm rotary cutter to save time.
Each giveaway winner receives the book, pattern, and template set!
To participate in the September giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: How often do you sign up for quilting workshops—local and far away from home?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The September 2019 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on September 30, 2019. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (apologies 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 the book Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration, Free-Wheeling Single Girl Pattern, and Free-Wheeling Single Girl Template Set. Winners 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 Denyse’s website and shop for her patterns and template sets +click here
To learn about Denyse’s upcoming workshops +click here
To listen to a recent podcast interview with Denyse on the While She Naps website +click here
You can buy Denyse’s book at your local bookshop or online book seller. To buy the book on Amazon +click here
Thank you Abrams for the donation of the books.
Thank you Denyse Schmidt Quilts for the donation of the patterns and template sets.
Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.
Photo of Denyse by Gale Zucker.