Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kicking off the great purge with a give-a-way!!!!! Come out and play!

The great purge is on!!!!!!!!  This will be my first purge of quilting books which I've been buying as regular as groceries for 6-7 years.  I've reached a point where I know what I will and will not pursue.  As much as I love pictorial quilts, the likelihood that I will ever feel compelled to create them is slim.  When I began this journey I wanted to know how to do it all and I wanted to do it all quite well!  I invested in books in a variety of artistic styles.  Since then, specifically the last 3 years, I moved toward defining my style as an art quilter.  I know that what I do with cloth when I'm at my best as an artist is a direct emotional response/release to living.  Abstract marks/stitches/shapes feels more freeing to me than trying to convey in pictorials.  Doing Crowbonics: The Scroll was the deciding piece that said to me...let what doesn't fit me, go. 


In celebration, I'm hosting a give-a-way!!! This is a great book for starters to dyeing...uncomplicated and a fun approach. And a oh so cute pair of rubber gloves (size M) that have never been used (didn't fit my hands).  Release your inner gigabytes and leave me a comment telling me how quilting helps define or impacts your identity or life.  Everyone who comments on this post will be entered for the book and gloves and a name will be drawn on Sunday. 


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Look for a new tab at the top of my blog for the books that I'll be selling sometime soon.  I'll also list on Amazon.  Thanks for hanging out here at Seamless Skin ;)



 



11 comments:

  1. Exactly what I'm doing....about 20% are from my beginning quilting days and will probably end up donating those to my guild, but the purge is on in my studio with so many more I used for recent experimenting.

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  2. how quilting impacts my life? its more like how does my life interfere and impact my creative quilting time! it just gets in the way, you what i mean? but i try to deal with it. luckily when i come home my time is my own and devote most of it to sewing, quilting, dyeing, and having fun with the fibers!
    thanks for the give away
    d. wolff

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  3. I offered all of my traditional books (well, almost all) to a friend who is a trad quilter and she was thrilled. Walked out with a whole bag of books to share with her sister. I was happy, too! Now I should do the same with all my bits of printed fabric.

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  4. Quilting has taken over my life. I barely have time for anything else. Oh well, I do squeeze in a bit of dyeing time...

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  5. linda.conover@gmail.comJune 17, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    Fantastic idea! I have tons of beginner books that others would love to have to get started, and that I never read anymore. I might have a make and take party for friends and let them each pick a book to take home to explore more! Linda

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  6. shelly beth grappeJune 17, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    Greetings,
    From San Angelo, TX. Please do not enter me in the drawing. I am overbooked! :)
    I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed looking at your work1 Nicely done!
    Shelly Beth Grappe
    www.fibermoon.com

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  7. I've recently begun searching the net for all things fiber & have become totally addicted to following dying but have yet to give it a try!

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  8. First time at your blog -- fascinating.
    Sandy in California

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  9. Hello Karen! Followed your blog from Quilting Arts...
    I haven't done so much quilting but before the year end, I'm planning to dive into it. MIL is a prolific quilter and always encourages to start quilting. I love fibers, textiles and colors so dyeing is definitely a great thing to incorporate in my craft & art activities.

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  10. Quilting and dyeing keep me sane. Sometimes I spend so much time "making color" that I forget that I'm actually supposed to do something with the fabric! I don't really need anymore dyeing books, but I love those gloves.

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  11. you are encouraging me to do the same....good luck with your sales.......

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