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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited and a Giveaway



While I'm anxious to share my insights about the new book "Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited", I want to start off sharing an excellent Press Release:


Janice Vaine's new book, Embroidery and Patchworkd Revisited, is an inspired by antique quilts, and reverently revisits them to celebrate hand-stitching today.  It is a must-have for everyoe who admires the timeless beauty of hand embroidery.  Teacher, author and embroidery expert Jan Vaine walks readers step-by-step through all the fundamentals, beginning with her "in the classroom with Jan" section.

Jan gives detailed, step-by-step instructions for:
Creating and piecing planned crazy quilt blocks, including block templates, stitch combinations and embroidery motifs;
Embroidering the sampler block including supplies and techniques;
19 basic stitches with stitching illustrations.

The small practice projects will deepend readers' skills and give them the confidence to apply the techniques to larger quilts.  Spectacular quilt projects, both large and small, clearly show how embroidery enhances and complements curved and straight-edged piecing and applique' in a way that's both orderly and engaging.  Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited is designed with precision for all quilters and stitchers of all skill levels.  Nineteen basic stitches are clearly and beautifully illustrated.  It is filled with design ideas, stitch patterns and inspiration for all hand stitchers.

Janice Vaine - seamstress, quilter, applique' enthusiasts, pattern designer, and teacher - enjoys sharing her love of needlearts with her students.  Her teaching credentials include the past 6 years at The Elly Sienkiewicz Applique' Academy, the International Quilt Festival, Texas quilt guilds, and quilt and sewing shops for over 20 years.  Janice is author of The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment and Applique' and Applique' and Embroidery Fundamentals.  She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited (978=1-935726-51-7) contains 144 pages, comes in softcover binding, retails for $27.95 and is available through your favorite distributor, bookseller or quilt shop, or direct from Laundauer Publishing: 800-557-2144 or on the web at www.laundauerpub.com.

Publication date:  February 2014

SewCalGal's Review:

Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited is an excellent resource for those interested in  learning embroidery, as well as making embroidered patchwork quilts and other projects.  It is rare to see a book published on this topic and this book is one of the best I've seen published for this subject.

Blocks (A,B,C,D) come with easy to follow instructions for creating these patchwork blocks, and templates are also included.  The classroom section for Embroidering the Sample blockers come with well written instructions and great visuals for a variety of stitches (e..g Backstitch, Blanket/Buttonhole Stitch, Bullion Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch Long and Short, Butonhole Stitch Up and Down, Chain Stitch, Chain Stitch Detached, Chain Stitch Heavy, Colonial Knot, Cross Stitch,  Feather Stitch, Fly Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, Interlaced Stitch, Laced Cretan Stitch, Pistal Stitch, Sheaf Stitch, Stem Stitch, and Straight Stitch.

Designs are also included for a variety of projects:  Etui (small decorative case), Marguette Tote, Scrappy Tidbits (18"x18" miniature quilt), Fan Favorite (28"x28"), and  A Quilt To Dream Under (70"x70").

This is a must have book for anyone interested in creating Embroidered Sampler quilts and/or gifts, as well as those interested in learning more hand embroidery designs and techniques that can easily be adapted for a variety of projects (e.g. embellishment on clothing, bags, dish towels, etc..).

You should be able to check out this book in your local quilt shop, but if you don't find it let them know you are interested in this book. It is so new they may not have heard of it.  And, of course you can also purchase it online from Landauer Publishing.

Did I Mention A Giveaway?

Laundauer Publishing has generously donated a copy of this book for a giveaway for SewCalGal followers.  And, thanks to SewCalGal Postage Angels (and followers that click thru SewCalGal to various affiliate programs such as Craftsy, Amazon, etc.) SewCalGal can afford to ship this prize to a lucky follower that wins this prize, no matter where in the world that they live.  Yes, this giveaway is open to International participants.  

Follow the steps to enter via this Rafflecopter giveaway.  You can simply leave a comment on this blog post (and enter via the Rafflecopter form).  And, there are some extra ways to enter for those that enjoy the quilty fun on Facebook.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

On March 30th, I'll randomly draw one lucky winner and send them an email.  I'll also update this post to announce the winner.

You can find Landauer Publishing at:

http://landauerpub.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LandauerPublishing
https://www.youtube.com/user/LandauerPublishing


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75 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this book. I would love to try this technique!

Jackie said...

I like embroider, looks like an interesting combination.

Anne Rita Bakken said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm new to hand stitching and would love to learn as much as possible, so thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am a visual learner and love books to help me learn new things! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sharon B said...

This looks and sounds like a wonderful book. It would help me hone up on my hand stitching (which I love).

Barb said...

Wonderful review....I always love looking at crazy quilts with their embellishments.

Kearstie Grenier said...

This looks like a terrific resource. I love embroidery! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Karen said...

I learned embroidery as a child and would encourage everyone to try this relaxing craft. This books looks like it would be a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to use embroidery.

Lee Ann L. said...

This looks like a cool book! Thank you for a chance to win. (I'm a follower).

Betsy said...

I struggle with hand stitching so I could definetly use the book

Joyce Carter said...

I really love embroidery and I think it adds a special touch to anything. I know a few stitches, but not a whole lot so this book would be awesome to own. Thank you for the chance. i follow via GFC.

kay said...

I have recently become obsessed with hand stitching (especially embroidery) on my quilts, so this book is right up my alley! Perfect timing! I can't wait to take a peek at this book.

suemac said...

That book really looks interesting. I always wanted to learn how to crazy quilt.

barbara woods said...

i would love to learn how to do that, thanks for the chance

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm slowly learning embroidery, and have been wanting to make a crazy quilt. I even have a huge collection of fabrics and antique lace, just waiting for me to learn more about the process. This book would be great for that. Thanks for the chance!

Joan H. said...

Wonderful sounding book. I am always interested in learning more about hand embroidery.

Robbie said...

How cool! Would love this book! I love hand work and always looking for ideas to incorporate embroidery in my art quilts!

scottylover said...

I love doing hand work, but find I never have anything prepped for working on. I keep saying I am going to make up some "kits" to have around, but never get a "round tuit" as my dad would say! :)

Sandy A

Elizabeth said...

I am interested in learning more about crazy quilting and hand embroidery stitches. Thanks for sharing.

MARYNAN said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!
I would love to win the book!

Maryanne

Janet said...

This one sounds like a must have ... I've been doing more and more embroidery lately, and love the look of her cover quilt. Hope I win, but if not, I'll have to buy ...

Nancy said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. I enjoy combining embroidery and patchwork.

Alesha Klein said...

Thank you for giving us a chance to win, love to get inspiration and tips to help make me a better quilter.
akk_nana@yahoo.com

eva68 said...

I would like to win a copy of this book!

Marly said...

I enjoy embroidery, but the only embellishment I've ever used on my quilts is the quilting itself. I'd love to try embroidering a quilt and this book is sure to provide the inspirationI need. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

The Quilted Dog said...

Looks like a lovely book with great techniques!

cpup40 said...

Looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win.

Lee said...

I love traditional quilting and hand stitching... I have not done much of it but am ready to learn more -from the review this book looks like it full of some great inspiration! thank you for the change to win and if I do not - I know where I can purchase it! thank you

JoyceLM said...

It's been a long time since I did any embroidery and hand stitching. I'd love to try it again. I'm a follower. Thanks.

Annette Jeavons said...

Sounds like a book just made for me. I'm an embroiderer who quilts.

Diann said...

When hand stitching, take your time and do a little each day. Rushing leads to mistakes and frustration. Enjoy the process.

suesinger said...

Book looks really grest.

suesinger said...

Book looks great.

Cathy Jones said...

I would love to win this book, as of yet I need to learn more about hand embroidery. This book would be a welcomed addition to learning more about this craft.
Cathy Jones

Karrie S said...

I am new to handstitching and would love to learn!

Vicki H said...

I can embroider, but know only a few stitches. I have never combined it with patchwork and would love to learn.

cathy d said...

I would love to win this book as I have recently become interested in adding interesting stitches to my quilt projects. Thanks for sharing the book information with us.

Abbigail said...

I've been a follower of your blog a long time now. Keep up the good work!

Dawn said...

I really want to learn hand stitching, currently I can barely sew a straight line. I want to learn hand sewing, embroidery and applique. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

Beth H. said...

I've wanted to learn some embellishments for my quilting. This book looks like it would be a great resource.

ferne said...

I love the idea of combining embroidery with patchwork!

Kathy Boice said...

Thank you for a chance to win a new book on embroidery! I think embroidery is so relaxing! Winning a nice book gets us excited! midwayfarms@hughes.net

Sharmond said...

This looks like a fabulous book, thanks for letting us know about it. Enjoy your blog and all the wonderful quilting info.

Bonnie58 said...

I love books almost as much as fabric. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy MacKie said...

Never too old to learn new techniques so thanks for the chance to win.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I have this book in my Amazon wish list--would love to win a copy--it looks wonderful!

Charlene McCullough said...

Would sew love to win this book. I can feel the inspiration rising combining embroidery and quilting. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous book. katztoo1@frontier.com

Laine said...

I love to do embroidery work. I like to incorporate embroidery work in to my quilts and have made 3 quilts this way and working on a 4th. Would love to add this book to my collection.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

My great-grandmother's silk and velvet crazy quilt was my first introduction to quilts, so they hold a special place in my heart. I would love to try making one myself. Thanks for introducing us to this marvelous book!

Sue Cleek said...

Love your blog - very helpful tutorials!!

Sue Cleek said...

Sorry if this is a repeat - love your blog and love the tutorials. The book has really intrigued me! Thank you!!

Sue Cleek said...

Sorry if this is a repeat - love your blog and love the tutorials. The book has really intrigued me! Thank you!!

Jacque said...

It's been a while since I did any embroidery...this looks like a great resource. Thanks for sharing a review.

lauraluvsloons said...

This books sounds great. I love to embroider and would like to make a crazy quilt.

teachpany said...

I've done lots of different needle crafts. It's always fun to see something new.

Emily C said...

I am a follower. I love embroidery. I used to embroider before I discovered quilting and now I mix the two whenever I have the chance.

hcolvin said...

Looks like an awesome book. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I've been doing embroidery since I was a young girl. It's very easy, and with practice you can get very, very good at it. Even without practice, you'll have a nice looking project at the end. Even my husband embroiders now, so this book will find two delighted people in our home!

Beth said...

One of my dearest friends is extremely busy right now, raising a young family. We often talk about what it will be like in a decade or so, when her life is quieter and we can sit and create together--I'm a quilter, she's a stitcher. I have been collecting embroidery books and giving them to her when I feel like she might benefit from a reminder of the beautiful things she loves that will be waiting for her when the time is right. This book looks like a lovely addition to those gifts. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, and for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Susan said...

I am a follower and my second quilt (which I am still working on) was completely done by hand. In the class I took, we had to make our templates, trace them on the fabric and cut out with scissors (no rotary cutters) and then everything was pieced by hand.

lorraine said...

What a lovely prize. - I'm anxious to see the techniques.

Ruth said...

This book looks wonderful! I love to embroider - and quilt, of course!

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm new to stitching, but I'd love to learn some new embroidery techniques :)

Eileen said...

This looks like a wonderful book, and I've been trying to learn hand embroidery.

Karen Hillier said...

I am intrigued about this book. I love to embroider and make quilt tops.

Brenda said...

Would love to win this book. Am fascinated by the things one can do with embroidery,and, after all, I can't take my sewing machine to bed. Thank goodness for real books -- the kind I can hold in my hands. And thanks to the publisher for donating the book and to you and your supporters for the shipping costs. No small matter, I know.

Sallie said...

I would love to win this book!

KittyAnnArt said...

It looks like a delightful book, would love to own a copy! I've recently rediscovered the joys of hand embroidery, adds so much dimension to projects.

Kristine said...

I have yet to marry my love for embroidery with my love for quilting. That needs to change!

Kristine said...

I think my previous comment didn't make it through. I haven't yet done embroidery with quilting, although I love both. I need to try it.

Ronnie said...

I have been eyeing this book and would love a chance to win one. Thanks so much and your blog is great!

Audrey said...

This book has my attention. Patchwork and embroidery are two of my favorite activities. I would love to be the recipient in this giveaway

Shar said...

This sounds like a great book to have in your library.

Brenda said...

Would love to have a chance to win. Haven't done embroidery for quite some time, but always did enjoy it.