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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Martingale Book Giveaway - Rose Hughes

You've seen her work.
In Galleries.  At shows.
Maybe you were lucky to study with her at Asilomar.
Did you know she has two great books published?
If you've been lucky enough to take a class, maybe you've picked up a technique or two.
If you haven't, and you want to make award winning quilts,
these books are definitely packed with step by step information.
Dream Landscapes
Honestly, step by step.
I personally love this "Selecting and marking the Fabrics" tip.
The pictures are more than just beauty shot pics.
By page 11 you have your 'toolbox'
You have a color lesson, materials review...even a sewing kit list.
By page 18, your top is prepared, and by page 22, 
you've used Rose's Applique technique, and you have created a quilt top.
Stitches and beading basics follow. 
But if you want more detailed information about this,
Head on to book two.
Exploring Embellishments

Once again, within the first 16 pages, you have learned about beads, embellishments
and been given a pretty great tool box.
Then it's on to a artful applique summary.

Both books have patterns for making additional quilts.
And both books have a great
ArtistsGallery
and
GuestArtistsGallery
(nicely put, Rose)

And as far as giveaways go,  this has to be an all time great.
Two books.

BeginAgain
2010.

natalie.
beyond the reef
(please leave a comment to be entered to win not one but both book titles by Rose Hughes, 
Martingale & Company; drawing will occur Monday September 27th)

40 comments:

maeve315@msn.com said...

I would love to win these books, they look fabulous!

Lisa said...

Those look like great books!

Béa said...

I would love to win these books and agree to pay shipping. Hugs from France !

sy said...

these look inspiring. thanks for hosting the giveaway.
songyueyu at gmail

annabelle said...

Hi there, would so love to win any one of these inspirational books. I am a new crafter and new blogger (annabelleserendipity.blogspot.com) and have never won anything in my whole life (sob sob) ... so think maybe this time I will be lucky!!

annmarie said...

I've always wanted to make a landscape quilt. Would love the book to help me along. Thanks.

tlf said...

Landscape quilts are fascinating. I would love to win.
tlfields@email.com

scottylover said...

Lovely books! Count me in on the give away please!

Sandy A

Dana said...

Those books look wonderful, thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I am an appliquer, but this author is a new discovery for me. Thanks for spreading the word!
Gail in Wa State

Regina said...

Those books look fabulous! I've only done applique to make my kids Birthday shirts. I'd love to learn tips to create an art quilt!

James-Linda said...

NEAT GIVEAWAY!
I'D LOVE THESE BOOKS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Jane St. Pierre said...

I am a Rose Hughes fan from way back! What a great prize!

Sandy said...

I would love to win these!Thanks for the opportunity!=)

Lee said...

I did not know she had two books out.
Thanks for the great giveaway
butler83ataoldotcom

ledamewood said...

I would love to win..please include me in your drawing.

Lindsay said...

What an excellent giveaway. Those are both books I do not have but it looks, based on the pictures, like my skills could benefit from them.

SewCalGal said...

Wow. What a great giveaway. I'd love to win these books. Thank you for the opportunity.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lee said...

I just found your shop and blog on-line. Love Hawaii....been to your shores three times. There are colors there that are no place else. I haven't been to your shop, but I have been to a shop on the big island Hawaii. It was up in the mountains...very nice. I picked up some buttons made from coconut shells. One of these days I will break down and use them?
The books would totally enspire me to embellish my newest wallhanging. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathleen C. said...

These books look lovely. I'd like to learn a new way of making landscapes, and it's time I tried embellishments and what better way but with Rose Hughes's books.
Thanks very much,
Kathleen C.

Pauline said...

Would love to win these lovely books! Thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

flutefish said...

Oh, those look interesting. I made a landscape quilt using 2 inch squares, but I have an idea for another one and the squares just aren't quite doing it for me this time.

mascanlon said...

Lovely work, I have always wanted to make a landscape but think I need a class to move me through the steps. This book looks lie a wonderful start.

Marcia said...

Thank you for another great set of books. Please enter me into this drawing for RH books. I've never done embellishment and desire to make a crazy quilt. Also, have desire to make better "landscape" quality backgrounds for flowers. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I would love to win these books! Thanks so much for the offer!

Analeerose said...

Rose is the best! Kind, generous, and super creative! Great books!

Deb said...

I'd love to win these books! I shopped at your booth and Long Beach and loved your fabrics!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow these look like great books! Thanks for including me in your sweet giveaway :-)

MoeWest said...

These books look so interesting. I've never tried a landscape quilt, but I would like to do one some day. Thanks for the giveaway!

Carolyn P. said...

Great books. I'd love to win.

Nancy Sue said...

These 2 books look amazing. I've never attempted a landscape quilt and it is soooo out of my comfort zone, so maybe the zone needs to be stretched a bit. Thank you for the stretching opportunity!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Donna~~ said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to win either of these books. (Both would be fabulous!) Dreamscapes looks like it shows just what I need to learn to do the project that's germinating in my brain...

jdqltr said...

Sign me up!

Kim said...

Would love to win the books and learn the technique!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

They look like wonderful books.

SilkLover said...

Can't wait to see your booth at PIQF! Would love to win your books, too :-)

Painting 4 Him said...

Wow, these would be wonderful to win! Thank you for the opportunity.

Janquilts said...

I have always wanted to learn more techniques and these books sound wonderful.

Lis said...

I wasn't familiar with these books but they look fantastic. I would love to win them and develop my skills in these creative directions.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Comments are now closed for this giveaway.
Check the blog this evening for the announcement of a winner! Thanks again, Martindale and Rose Hughes.....