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Friday, July 13, 2012

Patchwork Sassaman Style Blog Hop & Giveaway

SewCalGal is delighted to be part of the Blog Hop to celebrate the publication of Patchwork Sassaman Style and have a chance to share insights with you about this book today!  And, I'm truly honored to be part of the group of bloggers participating in this hop.  Many are so very talented, with a mix of art quilters and traditional quilters, that have all fallen in love with this wonderful new book.



Patchwork Sassaman Style:  Recipes for Dazzling Quilts, by Jane Sassaman, published by Dragon Threads is a "must have" book for those that enjoy working with fancy fabrics, or wants to learn how to work with such fabrics to make beautiful quilts.

Jane is an award winning quilter, teacher, author and fabric designer.  The beautiful fabrics used in this book are  produced by FreeSpirit.  In this book, there is a "History and Designing Fabric" section where Jane shares personal insights to many and definitely for those interested in becoming a fabric designer.  But, they also share insight on what Jane refers to as "speak my language" where you can quickly fall in love with her specialty of using big, bold fabric designs to make amazing works of art.  And, with her techniques, you are really making an easy quilt that is spectacular, as you let the fabric do the work!



Sassaman fabric samples

"Recipes" are shared for how to construct a variety of blocks and quilts, that range from a Whole Cloth quilt, Amish Bars, various patches, diamonds, and more.  The use of big prints that are bright and bold will really take simple quilt designs to a new level in quilting!

The designs have easy to follow instructions with great visuals.  But, the photos in this book are so amazing that the book itself is a form of art.

Warning:  You'll not want to leave this book on a shelf, but have it on a coffee table for everyone to enjoy.

Here is the line up for this blog hop.  While each participant is hosting a giveaway, some of the giveaways on prior stops in this hop have already closed.  Still, these blogs share some great insights on this book that you may want to pop over and visit.


July 2nd -   Laura Wasilowski (Artfabrik)
July 3rd -   Jessica Sloan  (Remnants: Fibre Culture)
July 4th  - holiday
July 5th  - Judy Coates Perez
July 6th  - Jane Sassaman (Idea Book)
July 7th  - Linda Teufel (Dragon Threads)
July 8th  - Gloria Hansen
July 9th  -  Melissa Peda http://100billionstars.com/blog/
July 10th - Susan B Knapp (Blue Moon River)
July 11th -  Jacquie Gering http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/
July 12th - Weeks Ringle http://craftnectar.com/
July 13th - SewCalGal {where you are today}
July 14th - Jessica Kovach http://twinfibers.blogspot.com/
July 15th - Pam Matthews www.delrayfabrics.com/blog
July 16th - Frieda Anderson http://www.friestyle.com/my-blog.html
July 17th - Pat Sloan
July 18th - Jan Krentz
July 19th - Anita Grossman Solomon http://makeitsimpler.blogspot.com/
July 20th - Lyric Kinard http://lyrickinard.blogspot.com/
July 21th - The Quilt Show
July 22th - Jane La Fazio (JaneVille)
July 23th - Free Spirit
July 24th - Nancy Zieman


I hope you get a chance to check out this book at your local quilt store or at Dragon Threads.
You may also want to visit Jane Sassaman's blog:  http://sassaman.blogspot.com.au/

Did I mention a giveaway?

Dragon Threads Ltd have generously offered this giveaway to SewCalGal followers that live in the United States.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and let me know that you are interested.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog next Friday.


I am also happy to announce several winners of recent Giveaways:

The five winners of the giveaway last week, sponsored by Martingale/home of That Patchwork place are:

  1. Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts: Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts: winner is  Karen (Nana Girl Quilts) 
  2. The Sew Simple Guide to Easy Sewing and Embellishing: winner is Crickets Corner 
  3. Needles and Notions: Paper-Pieced Patterns with a Sewing Room Theme: winner is Pat (501 Quilt Blocks)  
  4. Stitched for Fun: 35 Easy and Adorable Embroidery Projects: Winner is Sequana (Star Crazy Log)  
  5. Simple Charm: 12 Scrappy Patchwork and Applique' Quilt Patterns:  Winner is Sinta (Pink Pin Cushion)



The winner of the SewEmbellished Blog Hop giveaway for a copy of the book "SewEmbellished", by Cheryl Lynch is:   Nancy (Quilting Potpourri)

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142 comments:

Heather said...

I would be thrilled to have a chance to win this beautiful book.

Mary W Quilts said...

Great cover! I would love to win it. Looks like some great ideas for using bold, interesting fabrics. Thanks, Mary

Kathleen said...

Thanks for allowing all of us out here in blog land a view into your world. Nice blog. Love Jane Sassaman fabrics and products.

Gramma Quilter said...

Thanks for the chances to win. Beautiful book!

Karen M said...

This book looks phenomenal. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Anita said...

I would love to win this book! I absolutely love Janes fabrics :) Thanks for the chance!

Lisa Marie said...

It's amazing to see how two fabrics combine to make one awesome quilt! Jane's work is so gorgeous!

Gene Black said...

I am VERY interested. I have been to a number of the stops on this blog hop.

kay said...

I would love a chance to win this book. Looks like a different (for me) and interesting approach to quiltmaking.

Donna~~ said...

Yes yes! I am very interested! Jane's quilts are wonderful--would love to learn more about making them!

Barkel22 said...

Jane's designs are fabulous. I'd love a copy of her book.

Melissa Minke said...

not sure my comments are being posted. I appreciate the opportunity to win this book. It looks great ~! I also love being exposed to all these great websites.
Thanks,
Melissa Minke

hiyacinth said...

Winning a copy of this book would be fantastic!

Andrea R said...

This is really getting my inspiration flowing! The bits I;ve seen so far are insanely good.

(p.s. - yes I have a US address)

Deb said...

I would love to win this book - but if I don't I will have to buy it-what a treasure.
Thank you!
Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love that sassy Sassaman style.
Http://kwiltypleasures.blogspot.com

patty a. said...

I make a lot of baby quilts and I am thinking that this book would up my game! I am thinking I could make some stunning baby quilts with this book! yes, I would love to win!

Jane said...

Gorgeous color & design. I'd love to win!

Nancy said...

Jane's designs are stunning. I'd love to own her book.

Sallie said...

I'm interested! Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance

MJKasz said...

Remember when quilters use to visit quilt shops to exchange ideas and learn new skills. Now we visit blogs to do this sharing and learning. I love Jane's new book and would love to win it!

Josie McRazie said...

Beautiful book! Think I might be able to do that?? Who knows unless I try right!! :o)

Phyllis said...

Neat looking book!

Purl Buttons said...

I would love to have a copy of this book!

Jean said...

I absolutlely love Jane Sassman's work! I would love to win her new book! Thanks for the chance.

Barbie Mills said...

Wow, this book looks amazing. What a work of art! I'd love to own a copy.

Diane said...

Wow gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeanne said...

What an awesome book to win! Thanks for the chance!

Exuberant Color said...

I love Jane's quilts and fabrics. I would love to win this book.

Jodi said...

"interested" is an understatement! would love to own this book!

Jacquelin said...

Los comentarios sobre este libro me ha dado ganas de tenerlo, así que, sí quiero participar. Buen fin de semana.

DuAnne said...

The quilts in the Patchwork book look beautiful. I am definitely interested! Thanks for all you do for us quilters!

Stephanie said...

The book looks interesting. Shjttermom77 at gmail dot com

janie said...

this book looks so yummy! can't wait to get my hands on it ! thanx !

Mary Ellen said...

Hoping to win and enjoying the blog hop!

Diane said...

The quilts are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

susie said...

Yes, Jane Sassaman's new book would make me so very happy! Thanks for the opportunity!

SpartanBabe said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The book looks delish!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks!

Deborah said...

Thanks for another chance to check out a fun blog and to own this great book!

Belinda said...

What an awesome book! That cover makes me drool...:P I would love to win!!

Lori said...

I would love to win this book.
I am a new follower
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

mahoo said...

I love Jane Sassaman's fabrics & quilts! Would love to win this book, but not sure I would ever sew again--I'd be too busy with my nose in the book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Judith said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of Jane Sassaman's book. Judith, Texas

Judith said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of Jane Sassaman's book. Judith, Texas

Mary Jerz said...

Love Jane's bold colors and patterning. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda in Calif. said...

I hope I'm the lucky winner. This looks like a wonderful book. I love what I see so far.

Quilting Babcia said...

Love Jane Sassaman's style and those fabrics featured on your post are gorgeous! Would love to win a copy of this book, even if I don't have a coffee table - I do have a cutting table!

JoanDeArc said...

I would love to win a copy of Jane's wonderful new book!!

Newbie Jen said...

I would love to win this beautiful book! Thank you for the chance!

Sharon S, central Oregon said...

Love the new book...thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Marcia W. said...

I've looked forward to the release of Patchwork Sassaman Style ever since participated in dragonthreads name the subtitle contest. Thanks for the chance to win a copy as know there are great instructions for working with large scale prints in quilts. I follow your blog too.

Zizophora said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you for hosting the tour!

Lori Kay said...

Oh my goodness, sign me up. Hope I win the book!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

I would love love love to win!

Mrs. Welshon said...

I love those colors. I would love to win the book. Thanks!

Kd Brown said...

I love Jane's work and her new book, Patchwork Sassaman Style. is so inspiring. Please include me in the giveaway for this wonderful book. Jane's work is amazing! :)

Catskill Quilter said...

I have Jane's first book and would LOVE to have this one!

Diann said...

I love the boldness and use of color in her quilts.

Sinta Renee said...

Oh my gosh I am a lucky girl!!! I really really love this book and I am so happy to win a copy of it! I was just going to be signing up for a class by the author at Road 2 CA in Jan. Thank you so SO much!

Lisa Cox said...

Love the pictures in this book. I would love to win a copy of this.
Thank you.

D Smart said...

I am a big admirer of Jane's bold use of color. I would love to win her newest book.

klh said...

Hope to win this great book! I am enjoying the blogs along the way :)

Crickets Corner said...

What a great Friday the 13th! I won the Sew Simple Guide to Easy Sewing and Embellishing! Thank You So Much! Can't wait to get it and learn more about embellishing.
Rina

Teresa in Music City said...

I absolutely adore Jane Sassamon & would be sew happy to win her book :*)

Rachel said...

Would love to have this book.

Sequana said...

I guess Friday the 13th is lucky for me. I'll love this embroidery book. Thx so much.

Kathrynn said...

I would love to win this book, thanks for the chance.

B Greene said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I am amazed at these creations!

Chris said...

I would love to have a copy of the book. Love Jane's fabrics.

Sally in WA said...

Wow! To see what those fabrics can do is amazing. As a newbie quilter, I am in awe of Jane's quilts.

Jean said...

This looks like an amazing book...thanks for the chance to win.

Dar said...

What a great looking book. I would love a chance to win it and stretch my quilting adventures. Thanks much.

Deb said...

I'd love to have this book - thanks!

Peggy said...

Jane's fabrics are awesome. I would love to add this book to my library shelf!

Angela said...

How nice to win a book by Jane Sassaman. I love her fabric, but hate to cut it.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I'd love to win this book. I already have some of Jane's fabric and this would help me make better use of it. Thanks for the giveaway1

LJ said...

I would love to win this book of Jane's quilts. The book is intriguing.

Carrie P. said...

I am very interested in this book giveaway. I have been following the hop seeing what every one has to say about Jane. It is so fascinating to me. thanks for a chance.

scottylover said...

Would love to have this book! Those blocks are gorgeous!

Sandy A

Barbara said...

i would love this book. The blog hop is great! I am seeing things I never would have otherwise.

Nanbon44 said...

please enter my name in the drawing as this looks like a great book for me...

Karen said...

Love the designs of Jane Sassaman, the book looks great!

Beth H. said...
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Beth H. said...

This looks like such a fun book with great use of pattern and color. I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jennie P. said...

I am interested for sure!

OPQuilt said...

I have enjoyed seeing the book's pages as highlighted by each of the different bloggers on this tour I am quite impressed that simple construction and Jane's designs can yield a quilt that is artistic and beautiful.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. And yessiree, I'm interested in this book!

Sewgirl said...

Janes book looks fantastic. I would love to win a copy!!

Sewgirl said...

Janes book looks fantastic. I would love to win a copy!!

Kimberly Cassie said...

THanks for sharing this book with us and for the chance to win a copy. My coffee table and sewing room are in desperate need of a copy!

The Quilted Dog said...

The timing on this book is perfect: I just bought some gorgeous fabric with an art deco design because it was too beautiful to pass up. I need this book to design the perfect quilt for this awesome fabric!

Julie said...

Looks like a wonderful book, please enter me. Thanks

Beth said...

Thanks for being part of the hop, and for the giveaway. This book would make a wonderful gift for my best friend and I'd be delighted to win a copy.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

PT in SC said...

Wow, I would love to win this book. Thanks

KAM said...

What a great opportunity to have this book on the studio shelf...thanks for the opportunity to participate
Kristin

Deb G. in VA said...

I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!

Elizabeth said...

I love the kaleiscopic effect that is created with the piecing using the large prints. i would love to win a copy of Jane's new book and try out her ideas. Thanks for the opportunity!

trillium said...

I think she designs her fabrics to take advantage of using these simple blocks. Wonderful colors & patterns!

Deidra said...

Great give away!!

Unknown said...

Wow! I would love to win this book...thanks. Connie in California

ANudge said...

I would love to win this book, Have always been a fan of Jane's. Thank for the chance and the review.

Joyful Stitcher said...

Count me in!

Joyful Stitcher said...

Count me in!

Abby Van Buskirk said...

It lloks like I need to add this book to my collection, whether I win it or not. Thanks for the opportunity!
--Abby VB

Unknown said...

What an incredible book! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a copy.

Always enjoy your blog!
Joanna

LeAnne said...

Her quilts are so lively and fun. I would love a copy of this book.

babiesdoc said...

I love the quilt that you showcase
I am entering all the blog hop giveaways trying to win
then I will fall back on amazon

Debra G said...

I'd love to have this book! Wouldn't anyone? :)

Lisa E said...

This reminds me of some of the Jinny Beyer's work. The book looks fascinating. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anda W said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely book! awolk at rogers dot com

P.Piche said...

It would be a inspirational boost to win this book

Kathy H said...

What beautiful quilts. They are certainly artwork. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

Queen of Scraps said...

I would love to win this beautiful book. I have admired Jane's fabric for years but never knew how to use it.
Thanks for sponsoring this give away.
Kathy Ryan

Nancy Schlegel said...

Lots of competition but I hope I can be the winner for the book.

cakegirl said...

This book 's concept intrigues me. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Eileen said...

The photos in your post are beautiful! I would love to win thiw book.

motherbuzzard said...

What a gorgeous book. Would love to have it!

Tamie said...

I'd love to add this book to my library. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful book. Count me in, please.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh I would love to learn how to sew with big print fabrics. The cover is just gorgeous!

Thank you and Dragon Threads Ltd. for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Pauline said...

Oh yes! ♥ I would love to win this one. Looks so interesting. Thanks for the opportunity. ♥

quilt 'n piece said...

I would love to win this beautiful book! Thank you.

Kristy said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book. kristy yenkey

Meg in Albuquerque said...

Would love to be able to read this book.

Marla Nelson said...

A beautiful book to win.

Debbie said...

I have lots of Jane's fabrics and would love to have her new book! I have a U.S. mailing address. Thanks, Darlene!

Naomi said...

This looks like such a fabulous book!Stunning pictures and
I want to see her ideas for "making the fabric do the work..."
Naomi

Rhonda D. said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thank you so much for the chance
to win!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mom C said...

How could I not be interested. Those are stunning quilts! Thanks.

Cheryl Gebhart said...

I would love a chance to win Jane's new book!

Andrea said...

I would love to win this book!

Mindy said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book! I love all things Jane!

Goldogmom said...

I would love to win a copy as it is a beautiful book and I'd love to learn how to use large scale fabrics in my projects

thank you!

Michelle

JaneB said...

I really admire Jane's work and would love to have this book. Maybe to a little of her artistry rub off on me.

Sandy said...

I'm always astonished how she comes up with both her fabric designs and her quilt designs. I think my head would explode.

Lis said...

I am SO interested! Really want to win this book!

alady farmer said...

I am interested. Thank you for the opportunity.

Amanda Bushong
a.ladyfarmer@yahoo.com

Ginny said...

I love her use of color and am interested in her new book. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I Love Jane Sassman's Kaleidoscope Style Quilts! Her Fabrics are Gorgeous too!

Donna F said...

Yes I am very interested! Thank you.

Patty said...

What a wonderful book! I must go look for her fabric too. Hope I win! Thanks for the chance.