|"Across the Pond" © by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms 2012|
photo by Brent Kane
I'm a big fan of quilts with small pieces, so I was very happy to be invited to participate in this Blog Book Tour to announce the arrival of this wonderful book, "Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts" by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms.
We will be doing a GIVEAWAY today. Just leave a comment on this blog, only one comment per reader, and the winner will be selected by random drawing and announced tomorrow.
Sew, Mama, Sew! hosted the first stop on July 18th, and last week Be*mused was host. Here's the schedule for the rest of the tour:
August 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
So, I've literally been carrying this book around all summer, and it's something I know quiltmakers will love. I've also learned, since I'm mostly a collector and haven't made a lot of quilts, that this book is the second of two. The first one is a bestseller- "Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts" and is also available online.
|"Pumpkin Peel" © by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms 2012|
photo by Brent Kane
Continuing on from their love of small block quilts as seen in their previous book, Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms now share their passion for antique inspired, full-size bed quilts made with many, many small pieces. Included are ten projects using a wide variety of construction techniques: from traditional machine piecing to string piecing and paper foundation piecing with a range of complexity to appeal to both the beginner and the small piece devotee. Featuring reproduction fabrics, these quilts projects are colorful, distinctive and dazzling.
|Mary Elizabeth Kinch|
In Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts Mary Elizabeth and Biz incorporate several additional features that are exceedingly informative. A thorough listing of tips for success covers such topics as new quilting technologies and sewing accessories and strategies that range from the tried and true to the unusual. Design notes reveal the creative evolution of many of these amazing quilts, and, insightful commentary accompanies the ten antique quilts highlighted in the inspiration gallery, many from private collections and never seen before.
The authors have once again produced another quilt book that will, as Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts did, become a "must-have" on quilter's bookshelves around the world. So, since this new book is a must-have, we're doing a giveaway today. One copy of the book will go to a lucky winner. To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post. A random drawing will be held after midnight Pacific Time, and the winner will be announced tomorrow. Good Luck!!