Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

You could win this book!



CREATIVE QUILTING WITH BEADS
20+ Projects with Dimension,
Sparkle & Shine

Paperback, 129 pages, $17.95
ISBN: 978-1454703365

I'm giving away a copy of "Creative Quilting with Beads," which has just been released in paperback by Lark Crafts. That's my Sparkling Heart on the back cover!!! I give directions for layering and quilting the background, beading the design (it doesn't have to be a heart), and stretching it around a frame. Alternatively, it could be matted and framed. I'm always looking for alternatives.


The book first came out a few years ago in hardback, and now Lark is promoting the paperback version. Here's the link, in case you'd like to order a copy or read more about it. Lark also has a lot of other fun and COLORFUL quilting and beading books at its site.

 
Here's the blurb from Lark's website: "Quilters have expanded the traditional boundaries of their art, embellishing their work with beads, embroidery, and surface design. They, as well as other fiber artists and sewers, will warmly welcome this idea-packed resource that opens up a new realm of creative potential. An illustrated basics section and quilting primer, fun techniques to experiment with, and 24 unique projects created by well-known designers--including a retro-chic throw pillow, miniature wall quilt, and fabric greeting card--will provide quilters with hours of enjoyment, instruction, and inspiration. "
 
Here's my project next to its pages in the book.



 You could be the lucky winner if you leave a comment on my blog before Monday morning. I'll draw a name when I wake up Monday, so it won't be too early.

Have a colorful day!


 

35 comments:

Karen S Musgrave said...

I love your heart! Congratulations on being in the book. You certainly deserved it! Hugs, Karen

Quilter Beth said...

I'm always interested in learning more about beading. Love your heart BTW.

Abby said...

I've just started using beads on my quilts and am enjoying it. Would love to learn from you and your book!

Edith Bieri said...

I would love to be the winner so i could look at your lovely heart in the book again.

janice said...

Oh how beautiful. I would love to win, but finding your web already makes me a winner.

Klue said...

Beautiful heart and the book looks very interesting.

lin said...

Looks totally interesting. I have tons of fabric and tons of beads and need "ideas" !!!

bmansfield said...

I would like a good book on beading. Your book looks like it would be a great addition to my library.

Claude Larson said...

Just the few pictures you shared on your blog look very interesting and colorful. I would love a bit of beading inspiration for all those beads I have neatly tucked away in little containers. Your heart is a great idea for a little card for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the ideas - I hope I get to see more.

Kathy said...

I've been beading on quilts for just a few months now and I'm going totally overboard with it. A chance for this book is awesome...love your heart! Thanks.

Tobi said...

Congrats on your inclusion in the book -- looks like fun!

gill said...

This looks a great book! I love your heart!!

Pam said...

Congratulations on having your art in the book, Sherrie--love that heart--the vibrant colors are so ME!!!

Maribeth said...

I've wanted to start using beads on my quilts This book would be the perfect place to start!

KAM said...

Great to see that you are in this book..The heart is wonderful. How fun it would be to have this book to get me started with the beads.
Kristin

Angela Grasse said...

Your heart is so pretty! Love it!

KittyKwilter said...

Your heart design is beautiful! Thanks for this opportunity. The book looks very interesting.

ellen gets crafty said...

Your beaded heart is perfect for Valentine's Day. I would love to win the book.

wlstarn said...

Lovely piece! This book would be most inspirational!

tesuque said...

I've looked at the original book so many times ... and wished.

Jennifer said...

I love adding bling to my quilts - this looks like a book that would love to sit on my bookshelf.

Annette said...

well done on being in the book.. love the heart!
hugs

DejaBlu said...

Oh I love your heart, congrats on being in the book it looks lovely

Andee

francyne said...

Looks like a very inspiring book. I plan to do a bunch of beading this summer. Hopefully that book will help.

Judys Fiber Art said...

I hope I win. Would love to have this book and work on such a wonderful project.

Lynn K. said...

I LOVE using beads in my fiber art. New ideas are useful and welcome.
Lynn Kunz

Pat Berens said...

Beading adds so much to a quilt. I've only recently started adding beads and will never go back. Thanks for sharing

Lydia said...

Would love to have a book on beading quilts. And your heart is just in time for Valentine's Day!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on making the cover, Sherrie. The back is good, too! Beautiful work.

Julia said...

So many comments, Mom! People love free stuff.

Linda said...

Very generous of you Sherrie!
Linda

Linda Mac said...

I love adding beads to quilts. Thanks for the chance to win this book. LindaMac

Marybeth said...

Beads put a sparkle in your eyes! I would truly enjoy this book. Mb

bcaea440-f230-11e0-a0b0-000bcdcb2996 said...

Would LOVE to own this book. Hopefully it could help me add some dimenension to my projects.

Dotti said...

I love your heart and all the ephemeral subtle layers of those sheers!