An Exclamation Mark Kind of Day! And 10 Giveaways to Celebrate!
Welcome! New website! New blog! And lots of wonderful news! I am so excited to share it all with you! Where to start? First, I want to tell you about the amazing “Small Piece Aficionado (SPA) Society”. I decided to found the SPA Society, as a place to gather online, to celebrate quilts made with small pieces and small blocks, and as an opportunity to honour those quilters who have completed small piece or small block masterpieces. Membership is free and open to all who appreciate these amazing tiny pieced works of wonder and commitment. As a SPA Society member you can add the initials SPA proudly after your name (it is a self granted degree), and know that you are in good company! There is a badge on the SPA Society page (in the navigation bar above) that you can use on your blog or website to let others know of your passion for small pieces! I also know the effort, passion and commitment of those quilters who have completed small pieced or small block masterpieces. I wanted a way to recognize and celebrate these quilters and their quilts. The SPA Society page is just that, a way to say “Bravo!” To become an honoured member of the SPA Society, send me a photo of your completed quilt from one of our books or magazine projects, and have your quilting magnum opus posted on the SPA Society page. Oh, that sounds kinda glamourous! And as an honoured member, go ahead … flaunt your Hon. SPA designation with carefree abandon! You deserve it! Click the tab in the navigation bar above to see what recent inductees have been up to! Next, all aboard for an amazing blog book tour for Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts! The tour starts July 18th with ten stops over ten weeks! You will be dropping in on some extraordinarily talented and enthusiastic bloggers, quilters, and antique quilt lovers. Each stop will be something different: tutorials, reviews, interviews, Q&A’s, a closer look at some antique quilts, and some spectacular interpretations of quilts and blocks from the book! And at each stop on the tour one lucky winner will receive a copy of Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts! Thank you to my wonderful publisher, Martingale, for their support of this tour. Be sure to follow along and check out each of the stops:
- July 18 Sew, Mama, Sew!
- July 24 Bemused
- July 31 Wonky World
- Aug 10 See How We Sew
- Aug 13 Quiltsalott
- Aug 20 Amy’s Creative Side
- Aug 29 Supergoof
- Sept 3 Quilts In the Barn
- Sept 11 Stitch This/Martingale
- Sept 17 Quilting With The Past
A TrueCut Linear Sharpener by The Grace Company (The TrueCut is very effective at sharpening your rotary blades and The Grace Company has very informative videos on YouTube to ensure their customers know what they need for success); Judy Martin’s Point Trimmer (really helpful for “One More Time” in Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts), my favourite Natural Fit Leather Thimble from Clover (comfortable and effective); 2 large spools of Aurifil thread (in great neutral colours); a very handy pair of serrated curved blade snips from Fanmore (super to keep by your machine and the serrated edge makes snipping a breeze); Q-tools, repositionable sewing and cutting edge (I love that you can remove these and they don’t leave a sticky residue behind); two signed copies of Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts (grab your timer and head for your stash!), and two signed copies of Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts (readers are saying it is a must have for your home libraries!)
Winning these giveaways is easy!
All you have to do is share your comment on this post about your favourite project from Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts!
You can see all the spectacular projects in the book by going to the gallery tab above.
The comments section will remain open until the end of the blog book tour, closing on September 24th.
Ten winners will be randomly chosen.
Each winner will receive one randomly chosen item.
The winners will be announced on September 25th.
And I would love it if you would share about the tour and giveaways on Facebook and Twitter!You will find me here at the beginning of each week, with informative posts, tips on batchwork patchwork, favourite tools, ways to stay organized while you are sewing, some behind the scenes peeks at museum archives, tutorials … oh and some amazing quilts are bound to show up! Here’s a sneak peak of what is in store next week: Have a great week and Happy Stitching!