Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Welcome 2011 and a Giveaway!

It's great to be back on home ground.  Our holiday in the States was truly amazing; we so love big cities, and New York/Chicago certainly do not disappoint.

NYC December 27, 2010 ~ More snow than we could ever have wished for.

For me the highlights were visiting Purl in Soho, The Folk Art Museum and The Museum of Modern Art.  And then of course there is ice skating in Central Park on Christmas Day, confidently traveling on the Subway (we purchased a 2 week unlimited ride ticket, which was definitely the best value!), and generally emerging ourselves in the American culture (and that snow blizzard!).


We've been home for a few days now, and three weeks worth of washing has been taken care of.  As if on cue, a bundle of Pat Bravo's Nature Elements fabrics arrived yesterday morning, hence the sewing machine has also had it's fair share of action.  Progress pictures soon.


Whilst in New York I was sent a book by NY Publisher Sixth and Spring Books.    The Art Quilt Collection: Designs & Inspiration from Around the World profiles more than 100 award winning artists along with their stunning creations. 

I've selected two of my favorite quilts from the book to share with you:
Manhattan by Bernadette Mayr (Germany)

and

A Complete Basket Case by Kent Williams (USA)

What I really love about this book is that is that not only does it showcase stunning quilts crafted using well established methods, it also includes step by step photographs and instructions to illuminate some of the techniques with which mere scraps of fabrics become vibrant works of art.


Now the good news is that Tara from Sixth & Spring Books has also kindly offered to giveaway a copy of The Art Quilt Collection to one lucky reader.

The Art Quilt Collection: Designs & Inspiration from Around the WorldTo be in the draw all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (please ensure that an email address is available on your profile). International visitors are very welcome to enter!  Only one comment per person/email address will be eligible to enter the draw.

The draw will take place at noon (EDT) on Saturday 8 January 2011,at which time comments to this post will be closed. The winners will be announced here on my blog the same day, and are also contacted by email.  The book will be shipped directly to you from Sixth and Spring Books.  

Good luck everyone!
Rita

ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED, AND A WINNER HAS BEEN DRAWN.

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES! 

438 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed your trip to the States....and you survived the snow storm! I love NYC even though I've only been there twice and have always wanted to see Chicago. The Art Quilt Collection book looks intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Happy New Year to you Rita!!!

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  2. Art and Fabric. . . I always love to see that.

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  3. I can see why you picked out those quilts to showcase! Glad to hear that the trip was great for all of you.

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  4. Oooh, I love these! How fun - sign me up!
    Tina
    tinahmg@hotmail.com

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  5. That book looks wonderful - thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I would love to win a copy of this book - it looks beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Oh, that book looks amazing as do the photos you have shared from your trip. Purl is definitely on my must visit list!
    Kelly

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  8. wow...that book looks wonderful...full of inspiration...it's great to holiday, but it is also nice to be back home..

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  9. I would be so excited to win this book as it is on my wish list! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. The book looks great! Glad your trip was so good. Thought you'd like this link entitled, "Two Feet of Snow."
    http://westsidespirit.com/2010/02/17/two-feet-of-snow/

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  11. Oooh I'm going to have to look for that book! So lovely to hear you had a great time in the States... I'm heading to the city this weekend or early next week, and I told my husband we're going to Folk Art Museum!

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  12. Glad you didn't get stuck by the snow, and that you enjoyed the states! That book looks pretty sweet... thanks for hosting this giveaway. I can't wait to see what you make with the fabric.

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  13. So envious of your trip! I think our quilt guild may follow your footsteps and make a similar trip!

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  14. I'm heading out to NYC in 3 weeks and will definitely check out MOMA and stock up on fabulous fabrics! I'm so happy you enjoyed Purl SoHo as well, I was there in April just after they moved and loved the new location!

    In Toronto we have a shop almost like Purl called the Workroom. If you have the chance to visit Toronto it's a definite must!

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  15. Great Book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy New Year
    sunluvr5@cox.net

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  16. Wonderful photos, thanks for the giveaway chance.
    myrayeretsky at sbcglobal dot net

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  17. It sounds like you had a great trip. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. would love a chance to win - sounds like you had a great time in NYC
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  19. That looks interesting.

    maanbarn@gmail.com

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  20. Welcome back! I have loved seeing the photos of your trip. I too can understand why you picked those two quilts as your favourites. Thank you for the chance of the giveaway.

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  21. Sounds like a great trip! Great giveaway too!

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  22. So much snow! Glad you had a great time. That book looks fantastic.

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  23. Happy New Year!

    thanks for hosting the give away. this looks like a beautiful book.

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  24. WOW!!! That basket weave quilt is amazing, thanks for sharing it. Crossing my fingers :)

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  25. You sure picked a great time to be in NYC...lol I don't think they usually get that much snow.. And Chicago!! A fascinating city...

    Would love to win a copy of that book. Such intriguing quilts...

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  26. Those quilts are stunning. Sounds like a lovely trip :)

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  27. Looks like a wonderful book - and what a fun trip you had!

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  28. Looks like you had a great visit to NYC! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. wow, that basket case quilt looks like something you would do. i love both of the quilts you featured. hope i win.

    nettiepete at gmail dot com

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  30. Sounds like a memorable Christmas trip! I would love to win the book. The quilts that you show are fabulous.

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  31. Would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  32. Welcome back. Beautiful looking book. Can you ever have too many quilt books?

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  33. Thanks for this fabelous giveaway! Please count me in the drawing!

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  34. Oh, how I'd love to have this book. Great giveaway..thank you so much for the chance.

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  35. The two quilts you highlighted are really beautiful, aren't they? Wow. Would love to own this book. Thanks for the chance! Loved the snow picture. My daughter lives in Manhattan and now I know how it looked!

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  36. I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip to the US! Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful book.

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  37. Looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance.

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  38. So glad you had your share of fun and snow in our fair country! This book is not available through the library system so please enter my moniker to win!
    ♥Duff

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  39. So glad you enjoyed your snowy trip!

    The book looks great. Love the vibrant colours in the two quilts you displayed.

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  40. Im supposed to go visit NYC in a few weeks and I am really hoping to hit up Purl Soho. This book looks amazing!

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  41. wow those are quite interesting and unique looking quilts!

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  42. So glad you enjoyed your trip to the US! New York is one of my favourite cites :-) I visit MoMa every time I go!

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  43. Looks like a wonderful book. I would love to be the lucky winner.

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  44. NYC is my favourite place to visit. Glad you had a great time. The art quilts book looks very interesting, would love to win it. Renee (renway@rogers.com)

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  45. Glad that you enjoyed your holiday in the states--look at all that snow! The quilts featured in the book look fantastic. It is amazing what some individuals are able to do with fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.
    Tina
    ttr3@earthlink.net

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  46. Count me in...I would love to have a closer look at that book!

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  47. Wow, looks great! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  48. OMG, I would kill for that book.......and if I don't win, I will be sooo sad! Please pick me????

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  49. Don't you think that book would like it here in Chicago? *S* Even tho we don't have snow.

    Basket Case is really beautiful.

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  50. I'm all for quilting books ..this one is definitely talking to me. Hope you had a great time in NYC

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  51. I love reading your blog! Glad you had a nice time in the States & thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  52. Welcome home! You haven't missed much of summer here! Oh how I would love that book! Happy New Year and looking forward to to seeing your 2011 creations!

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  53. Wow, that looks like a fabulous book! I love that they include techniques, too. And I was thinking about you when I heard about our lovely TN white Christmas becoming a blizzard in NYC - didn't know for sure you were still there but thought you might be! I'm glad it didn't spoil your trip!!

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  54. Looks like a great coffee table book,plus I drink a lot of coffee! Thanks for the chance.

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  55. Those are wonderful quilts! I love the look of modern quilting and would enjoy the book very much!! Please count me in!

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  56. Welcome back...my next favorite thing to making quilts...looking through books, magazines, flikr, etc,etc...looks like a lovely book.

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  57. Happy New Year! The book looks amazing, so colorful. Thank you for the giveaway! Lisa in Texas

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  58. Welcome back! Your trip looked amazing and I have at least one friend who is using your visit stops as a template for her own "quilty" trip to NYC.

    Happy New Year and thank you for all the inspiration :)
    Michelle
    needlefood@gmail.com

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  59. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to the US! New York City is one of my favorites. So full of life and energy. This book looks truly delicious :)

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  60. I've entered a few but never won a give-away. Please! Please! I'd love The Art Quilt Collection...

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  61. oh wow, what a fabulous book!
    I love that Manhattan quilt.. such fabulous colours :)
    The weather back here must be such a shock to your system after the weather over there!

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  62. glad you had a great trip!
    i love! that manhattan quilt - and would love the book.
    thank you for a great blog!
    tammie AT gmail DOT com

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  63. I'm so glad you've arrived home safely. Seriously, that kind of blizzard doesn't happen often (thank goodness!). Sorry you got caught up in it, but happy you survived.

    This book looks wonderful. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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  64. Wow, a book like this would really help to get through the cold Minnesota winter months of January - February - March and uuuggghhhh hopefully winter will be gone by April!

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  65. glad you survived all the snow! thanks so much for all you holiday blogging - certainly helped me with our upcoming trip to NY in June!
    And this book looks gorgeous if your preview pics are anything to go by - thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  66. What an awesome give away. Thank you! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

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  67. You sure picked a good holiday to visit NYC Rita!

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  68. I love New York too! Just went there and visited Purl Soho in October. Sadly, the Folk Art Museum had the quilts exhibit closed and I couldn't see them. Boo hoo! That book looks awesome, thanks for the sneak peaks!

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  69. Isn't NYC divine?
    The step-by-step is what I look for in a book so this one looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy New Year!
    Char
    achay23@msn.com

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  70. Mmm, I love how vibrant the quilts you showcased are! Thanks for the giveaway! Glad you had a fun vacation, too.

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  71. I love the quilts that you showed,it looks like a beautiful book. Glad you had a wonderful vacation.

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  72. I'd love a chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity......it looks like an amazing book! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip :)

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  73. What a beautiful book!
    I try to only enter things that really interest me .. and this fits the bill! I love the woven effect of the last quilt you featured - looks like a technique my quilting group learned last month!

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  74. The book looks wonderful. I would love to own it. Glad you experienced a winter wonderland in NYC. I am from Buffalo, New York so I am very familiar with blizzards....:)

    Baww76@aol.com

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  75. What an inspiring book!
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  76. Welcome back! So glad you loved your US trip... I loved reading about it having just returned myself not long before you left.
    I would love to win this fabulous book!
    (Glad you had a wonderful experience at Purl Soho, I had the exact opposite experience myself - soooo disappointed after the 16,697 kms we travelled to get there). Anyway, happy you're home safe and sound. x

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  77. What a great book. Thanks for sharing Rita. Boy I want some of that snow to hit us. We have maybe 10-15 cm on the ground but hey we're Canadian we neeeeed more snow. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Ann(ann.moum@peelsb.com)

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  78. So glad you enjoyed NY and got to visit the museum. Sorry we dumped so much snow on you! What a fantastic book - love that techniques are included for inspiration - something new to play with. Thank you for a wonderful give away from your vacation.

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  79. Glad you had such a nice holiday! That stack of Pat Bravo fabric is so gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you are doing with it. What a cool book. That basketcase quilt is amazing! I would love a copy!

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  80. I wondered if you were still in NYC for the big dump of snow. It must have been magical for you and your family to experience such a storm (as long as you were not scheduled to fly that day!).

    The book looks wonderful - I'd love to get a first hand look. Thanks!

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  81. The Manhattan quilt is AMAZING! I want to make that so badly!

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  82. Thanks for the opportunity to win a fantastic looking book. Nothing better than curling up with a good book and watching the snow fall.

    Marsha (thepclarkes@rogers.com)

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  83. That book looks amazing! I LOVE the Basket Case quilt.

    chancyf at gmail dot com

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  84. i'm glad you enjoyed the States...now i want to go to Melbourne !!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  85. I am so glad you had a great time. I sure enjoyed your tour of NYC. The weather has been crazy in the US. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. I would love to win the book. fmoore11589@comcast.net

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  87. awesome giveaway! glad you had a great trip :)

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  88. Ha...I would love to see NYC in the snow...even 20"!:) Lucky you!!
    Happy New Year to you Rita...looking forward to many lovely creations from your sewing machine!:)

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  89. This looks like a lovely book. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  90. So glad you had a great trip, and lucky to get a white Christmas.

    Thanks for the chance to win the book, it looks wonderfully inspiring!

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  91. NY and Chicago are truly amazing cities to visit. Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway :-)

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  92. I'm glad you had a lovely holiday in the States.

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  93. New York and Chicago ARE pretty great - glad you had such a good visit and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  94. Hello, the quilts you have shown from the book are fabulous! I would love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  95. My coffee table would LOVE that book!

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  96. Don't know what else might be in the book but love the 2 pictured here!

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  97. This looks like a wonderful book. If I don't win it, I'm going to have to buy it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  98. those quilts are amazing!
    thanks for the giveaway.
    allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

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  99. thanks for this wonderful opportunity!
    sewandsowlife@gmail.com

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  100. don't you just love the Folk Art Museum? it's so inspirational there!
    that book looks wonderful and I'd love to win it!
    smzfuller@comcast.net

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  101. The book looks fabulous! I love the two quilts you chose to feature.

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  102. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. I really have a fascination with less traditional and more 'arty' quilts at the moment. I think even if I'm not the lucky one I would love to get a copy of this anyway. lynstratton@gmail.com

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  104. Aren't you lucky! you probably hit NYC during one of their biggest snowstorms!!! It barely touched us about 3.5 hrs north! I would so looooove that book! it looks wonderful! Those chosen quilts are awesome!
    Happy New year, Rita!!!

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  105. I agree with your second choice! THat would be a favorite of mine as well! I've been wanting to branch out into art quilts but just don't know where to begin...books are a good way to start. PS wish we had the snow!

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  106. Wonderful giveaway, would love to win, thank you!

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  107. What a lovely looking book! I'd love to win :)thanks!

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  108. Glad you enjoyed your time in the states! I would love to win this book!

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  109. Thanks for the giveaway! And so glad your trip to the states was a good one...come back soon!

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  110. A White Christmas - always the best! Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday and I always look forward to reading your blog. Great book!!!

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  111. I can't get over that snow! Sounds like a lovely trip.

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  112. Glad you had a nice time in the US and you definitely had your share of snow! Thanks for a great give away!

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  113. That book looks fantastic! The snow looks pretty fun, too!

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  114. Jealous! I am vey jealous of your exciting holiday. You chose such a good time to go considering the dollar and all. No doubt your suitcases were bulging. Thanks for the giveaway, it is truly inspiring as always!

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  115. Welcome home Rita.
    Glad it was a wonderful trip!!
    Andi x

    PS Yes please for the book!

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  116. wow...those quilts are amazing!

    Hope you enjoyed your time across the pond. :)

    traceyjay@gmail.com

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  117. I love the Basketcase quilt!

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  118. Rita, Happy New Year. I'm so glad you were able to experience wonderful things on your trip, I've enjoyed your postings. I live in NYS, about 7 hours west of NY City. The book looks fabulous, I have an art quilt book but what it doesn't have that this one does is the techniques, which look so interesting. Looking forward to your 2011 posts. Best wishes.

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  119. Amazing quilts you have shown....the rest of the book must be amazing toooo. Thank you for sharing.

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  120. So glad that you had a wonderful trip! I'd love to be entered for the book!

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  121. Oh, I love the Manhattan quilt! One of my challenges is to make a quilt solely out of solids... one day.

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  122. That looks like a great book, I would love to have a copy!

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  123. What a great give away. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. I certainly enjoyed the post about it.

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  124. Glad to see you safely home and to hear you had a lovely trip. I'm looking forward to both the trip's and that fabulous book's inspired stitching for 2011. theresa@intuito.com.au

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  125. Happy New Year Rita & welcome back to Melbourne. Thanks for sharing this wonderful book of inspiration with us. I do so love the basketcase quilt, for its use of colour. Fingers crossed as always

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  126. thankyou for the chance to win,beautiful blog!

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  127. I would love to win the book. The quilts you featured look amazing and I'd love to learn more!!

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  128. What an interesting book- Thank you for the chance to win such a nice prize. It is always so interesting to see other quilters in process of creating their pieces.
    Your trip to the States looks like great fun.
    Thanks for sharing your interesting experience.
    Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
    Anna

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  129. Wow, I will definitely have to look up that book! I haven't seen it before, thanks for sharing!

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  130. That book looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  131. Glad you had a great time in the States. Thanks for the giveaway!

    beemuu3@aol.com

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  132. Great quilts! I am glad you enjoyed NY, its one of the best places to be at Christmas time!

    ellen.firestone@gmail.com

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  133. I was wondering if you and your family got stuck in the blizzard. Glad you had fun. I love NYC (and Chicago, but definitely NYC better). Love the book too!

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  134. Hello from Canada

    Let it snow Let it snow .
    Love the book give a way a nice way to keep warm with happy pages .
    Bea

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  135. The book looks absolutely mesmerizing. Thank you for sharing with your readers.

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  136. Thank you for sharing your pictures of New York,must of been fabulous to be in the Purl store!
    The book looks fabulous, lots of colour and loads of much needed inspiration! Thank you for the chance to win one.

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  137. What a great book! Count me in.

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  138. That book looks great, I'd love to learn how to Art Quilt.

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  139. Looks like an awesome book to have!! I would love it. Can't wait to see what you create from it.

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  140. Those fabrics look scrumptious. I would love to recieve the book; I will admit i have yet to purchase a quilting book even though I've done two quilts on my own.

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  141. I really neeed to take advantage of what is right in my backyard! I live on Long Island, and it's been ages since I've ventured in the City! I cannot wait until the weather warms up a bit to take a trip to Purl Soho :)
    This book looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance!
    hugs, margie

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  142. The book looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you are doing with those gorgeous fabrics. Happy New Year, Fiona

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  143. Book sounds/looks fabulous - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! So glad you enjoyed your holiday trip to the States and that you are safely home and settled back in!!! I so enjoy your blog!
    ljhlaw{at}cableone{dot}net

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  144. Lucky you, having a very white Christmas! I am really enjoying quilt books at the moment, this one looks lovely!

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Cherry (cherrymonty@gmail.com)

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  145. Great review, Rita. You chose two fantastic quilts to show us from the book. Thanks for counting me in.

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  146. Those are gorgeous quilts! Please enter me in the drawing (eas239@hotmail.com)

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  147. I would really love to own the book, please throw my name in the hat, and pick me :D

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  148. I loved your photos of the trip and looked at them again and again. The book looks truly inspiring, as is your blog!

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  149. That basketweave quilt is amazing. Can't wait to see what it inspires from you.
    Would love to have that book. : )

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  150. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the states! Can't wait to see this book! Looks amazing!

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  151. What a wonderful opportunity! I have the quilting bug so bad. Which, of course, is really good.

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  152. ohh my! that is a lot of snow!!
    glad you had a fantastic holidays!!

    thanks for the chance to win. I would love have that book in my hands!!!

    and all the best for you 2011!!!

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  153. so sorry you got caught in that crazy new england weather. sounds like you were able to make it out okay, though.

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  154. Wow - I would love to have a copy of that book.

    I enjoy reading your blog.

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  155. I would be a basket case if I tried to make that quilt! Good golly! Sure is pretty to look at though :)

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  156. I'd love to win that awesome book!

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  157. Glad you saw a "little" snow! Wowzer, it looked unreal on tv.

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  158. This looks so inspirational! Thank you for the chance!

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  159. I enjoy reading about your activities, so glad you had fun! the book looks inspiring, please count me in!

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  160. oooh! how neat! glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  161. This book looks like amazing eye candy. I hope I win!

    Glad you had a great trip :-)

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  162. Love quilting books!! Great pictures of the snow :) michelleleejensen@msn.com

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  163. I'm so glad you are back.

    And that you had a good time.

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  164. Love your blog! thanks for the chance!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  165. Great pictures of NY and the quilts.

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  166. I'm planning a trip to NYC in March....and definitely will be hitting the Folk Art Museum!

    Glad you had a good vacation!

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  167. I love photographs of art quilts but to have a behind the scene view of how it was done is the best.

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  168. Looks like you saw more snow in NYC than we've seen here in Winnipeg this winter! Love the book - please enter me in your draw!

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  169. Fun giveaway! Love that basket case quilt! wow!

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  170. That's a lot of snow! lol! Thanks for the chance...

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  171. Oh my, that first quilt is amazing! I love it. Great to see you're back from holidays. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!!

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  172. That book looks awesome. I have always wanted to go to New York.

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  173. Wow, that Manhattan quilt is just wonderful. Glad you had a good trip to the states!

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  174. What a beautiful book! I hope I win!!

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  175. It sounds like you were a good sport about the snow during your vacation to NYC! That was part of the adventure, right! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!

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  176. Glad to hear you had a nice trip visiting the US. I like snow, and saw my first ever white Christmas this year, but only a couple of inches. Thanks for offering a giveaway! backyrat at aol dot com.

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  177. Oh, how many cold wintry evenings could be passed with delight while looking at the wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win.

    - Mary, The Curious Quilter

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  178. I'd love to win. Thank you, Rita.
    l.sikorska@gmail.com

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  179. What an interesting book! Sounds like one any quilter should have!

    And, despite living only about 4 hours or so from NYC as a kid, I have never been there, only through there on trips to visit family in PA & MD...

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  180. Welcome home Rita, so glad you such a wonderful time away. Loved your photos of NY, definitely on our wish list to visit too. Thx for the give-away, my fingers and toes are crossed!!!

    Best wishes, Christine

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  181. I am so happy you had a good time in the states! Happy New Year! That book must belong to me!

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  182. Glad you had a great trip Rita! Please enter me in the book giveaway. What a wonderful, art quilt book and thanks for providing the opportunity to win it.

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  183. what a fabulous holiday, Iam glad that you had such a great time. I would love to visit New York at this time of year.

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  184. I love quilt books. That one looks very interesting because it is art quilts. Hot and wet here in Perth today, somehow the snow looks so lovely (I know I would freeze). Can't wait to see what you do with the Art gallery fabric.

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  185. Neat looking book, thanks for a chance to win. Am glad to hear you had fun on your trip. Wondered how things went with all that snow!

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  186. Happy New Year! It's good to hear that you had a great trip.

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  187. What I really envy you about, is your trip to Purl Soho and all the crafty art collections! So I would be very happy to win this wonderful book, it looks like a fabulous, if only tiny, substitute for a visits to the great museums you enjoyed.
    ursula < at > handmade-styles < dot > com

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  188. The book looks amazing! thanks for the giveaway!
    susanlock@shaw.ca

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  189. Wow, there was sure a lot of snow! Glad you enjoyed your time! And thanks for the great book give away! Would love to win!

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  190. Welcome Back! So glad you had a wonderful vacation. The book looks amazing, such inspiration. Thanks for the chance.
    valekort at yahoo dot com

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  191. What a fun give away!

    annette at sunday-special dot net

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  192. What a great book. Looks like you visited all the best sites in New York. Welcome home.
    sewjournal {at} twokhans {dot} com

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  193. I only can imagine that I will be the lucky winner.
    Thank so much for the chance!

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  194. Would absolutely love to have this book.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  195. Looks like such a wonderful book!!

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  196. I will try my luck :) Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  197. I love finding new creative things. Thanks for sharing!

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  198. Cool book! Would love to add it to my collection!

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  199. Welcome back! Glad you had a great time in NY and Chicago... NY is definitely on my list of places to visit one day.
    The book looks very interesting. I love those two quilts you have highlighted for us.

    Arabella

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