Friday, August 31, 2012

craft book month at craft buds!


Back-to-school season means its time to hit the books. Craft books, that is! We love craft books for their inspiration, stunning photography and crisp, glossy pages. Hard covers or soft, we just love craft books, and we know you do, too!

All month long in September, our friends at Craft Buds will celebrate sewing, quilting and all kinds of craft books by shining the spotlight on new releases, interviewing authors and editors who make the magic happen and giving you a chance to win.

Blog Hop

Week One
Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory DockMe Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & OllieSew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric SeedsThe Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxesStitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie's KornerA Prairie Sunrise

Week Two
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designsmissknitta's studio
Monday 9/10: Sew TaraClover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantasticamylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia JednoiglecTwo More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane QuiltsDon't Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful LifeLRstitched

Week Three
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face DesignsCanoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me GreyFreshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay SewsThe Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest ThistleSew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitchesimagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet DesignsThe Plaid Scottie

Week Four
Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!



To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You'll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc.

Rules:

1) One entry per person.

2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2012.

3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description.

No time to create a project? This month, just follow Craft Buds and comment to win some new craft books and lots of giveaways! We'll also have expert Q-and-As to show you what it takes to write a craft book, from the initial idea to the layout, photography and the actual printed product.



To help kick off the Craft Book Month contest in style, Fat Quarter Shop is helping us celebrate with a big giveaway! One winner will take home a $100 gift certificate to shop for some new fabric, craft books and notions.


Ten winners will get a new craft book to help work out that creativity! This is the perfect excuse to make that project you've had your eye one, but haven't carved out the time for.


Fat Quarter Shop is giving away 1 copy each of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink by Tula Pink, Sewing ModKid Style by Patty Young, Skip the Borders by Julie Herman, Stop Go Quilt Sew by Angela Yosten and Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

Craft Buds is giving away 1 copy each of Modern Basics by Amy Ellis, Reinvention by Maya Donenfeld, We Make Dolls! by Jenny Doh, New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry by Margot Potter and More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making by Chris Franchetti Michaels.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! The kickoff giveaway ends Wednesday, 9/5 at 11:59 ET, when we'll randomly choose 11 winners. Good luck!
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12 comments:

Mary P said...

I love Handmade Beginnings from Anna Maria Horner.

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE "HANDMADE BEGINNINGS" TOO! THANKS SO FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

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Linda said...

RECEIVING NEWSLETTER!
THANKS!

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Linda said...

I'M A FQS FAN ON FB!
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Jenny said...

I love Liberated Quilting making by Qwen Marston. all time favorite.

Erin M. said...

My favorite not-owned quilting book is "Sunday morning Quilts" by Amanda and Cheryl. Everything I've seen of it, it looks like quilts that I would want to make. Thanks for the giveaway. I'll have to see if there anything I'm up for making for the contest.

Ly said...

My favorite kind of craft book are the modern quilting ones...I also am looking for one that highlights actual quilting methods as opposed to piecing. And of couse paper piecing books are great as well.

There are just too many to list! =)

Hitch and Thread said...

I've recently seen modern contemporary quilts and I think that would gd a great book to own!

Esch House Quilts said...

Picking a favorite is too hard! My top contenders would include any book by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr and Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gehring and Katie Pederson.

Sounds like a great event they've got going!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

This is so fantastic! I've looked at sewing mod style and think would be wonderful for sewing clothes for my grandkids.Thanks for the chance and thank you FQS.

Anne said...

Loving "Sunday Morning Quilts." Pictures are super inspirational and patterns seem simple, even for a beginner like me.

deanna said...

I love The Shape Workshop for Quilters by Fat Quarterly. That looks like one I definetly want to add to my collection.

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