January 16, 2018

More giveaways: The Creative Grids 10 degree ruler!

This has been a great week! I got to send off two copies of my book Wedge Quilt Workshop to lucky winners.  On Thursday I'll be sharing my book, the quilts and the rulers at my home guild, the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.  and now I've got more great rulers to give away along with book copies! I just want you all trying wedges so much I can't stop giving the book away. Well, I can, I guess, because I'm probably gonna run out of books on Thursday! I'll make sure to set these two aside.

That blue quilt at the top of this post? It's so easy to make! The book includes a full size pattern for the wedge shape. Even better than using the paper pattern would be if you have this awesome new 10 degree ruler from Creative Grids! You know that great grippy texture on the bottom of their rulers? I've never appreciated it more than I have on this ruler. Wedge rulers tend to twist as you cut due to their shape, the grip texture stops all that. What I also appreciate about this ruler is that it goes narrower than most other wedge rulers, so it has a lot of design potential if you want to try some of the other ideas in the book your own way.

Because Creative Grids generously gave me two of this ruler I'm giving away one on Instagram, and one on Facebook. Head on over to like and follow me to get your chance! Happy stitching!

January 04, 2018

Giveaways going on now!

Would you like to win a signed copy of my new book? And how about a fancy new wedge ruler? I guess I'm not quite done going to the post office, because I can't wait to send these prizes to my two winners!

That's right: TWO! I have two Wedge Quilt Workshop giveaways going on right now: one on Instagram and one on Facebook!

These giveaways are co-hosted by Phillips Fiber Art. Each giveaway includes a Ten Degree Wedge Tool. These quilting rulers are designed by fellow wedge lover Cheryl Phillips, who has taught me so much about working with wedges and been incredibly supportive of my drive to share more about how to work with this versatile shape. If you're looking for a wedge to make the 10 degree quilts in my book, Cheryl's tools will do the trick!

Entries for the giveaways will be open until Monday. Enter for yourself (or a friend, if you already have a copy!) by clicking on over to Instagram and/or Facebook. Entry is super simple: follow me and like the post. That's it!

If you're thinking you might be interested in playing with wedges but not feeling certain about which wedge ruler to get, I'll have some posts coming up with my thoughts on that in the next week or two. For now, enter the giveaways and maybe luck will pick your wedge ruler for you!

January 02, 2018

Wedge Quilt Workshop is here!

It's here! Wedge Quilt Workshop is shipping to happy quilters everywhere!

Those who preordered from the USA should get it in the mail today if you haven't already!

I'm delighted that more quilters who like this shape can start using it. Did I already mention you don't have to have a wedge ruler? I made sure to mention it in my "trailer": here's that video including quilts you haven't seen yet...

And you can see a flip-through of the book over on my Instagram or Facebook page! To celebrate I have some wedge ruler giveaways coming THIS WEEK and you'll want to follow me on those channels to participate! 

Those of you who have seen the book, I can't wait to hear what you think. For all the encouraging words sent my way already, thank you! I'm getting a little better about this process of publishing, about trusting that I've done my work and it deserves to be out in the world. But it always feels a bit tender and vulnerable to release something so big and so personal for public consumption, so finding a joyful reception for this new project is quite comforting.

Thanks to Brenda who asked below about e-books for this book. The ebook is available now at C & T Publishing's website and I think it will also be available on Amazon on the "release" date of January 7th!

Happy new year and happy stitching everyone!