Another fun day here at Art and Quilting in Hope, Maine! Today Jaye Lapachet, whom I finally got to meet in person this past summer, is reviewing my video workshop Art Quilt Design, From Photo to Threadwork, on her blog, here and participating in the giveaway. Thank you, Jaye!
To order either the DVD or a digital download, visit Quilting Arts’ Interweave Store, here. And, of course, you can enter the various giveaways thanks to the generous quilt artists who are helping me give away copies!
First I’d like to introduce you to Jaye Lapachet, who loves polka dots, scrappy things, Quilt Modern style quilts, and blogging! You can visit her artquiltmaker.com website, her blog, and also look her up on Pinterest (speaking of which I think I need to spend some re-Pinning time there!). We met online through a quilty group, and this summer when I was in the San Francisco Bay Area, actually got to MEET in person! Alas, the night we had dinner was en route to the airport after a VERY busy two week teaching trip, and I was pretty fried! Guess I’ll just have to head West again so we can meet up when I have something approaching a functioning brain!
I knew when Jaye confessed to a love for polka dots that we’d get along well (I’ve loved them ever since I had a white with large blue polka dots dress when I was 2, and there was that “little black dress” of my mother’s with the gold colored silk lining with big white polka dots). We also share a love for clear colors and scrappy:
It’s a good thing this quilt is on the other side of the US or I might be tempted to engage in a little larceny!
I’m working on a diamonds quilt, and I’m kinda wishing I had gone for a simple, solid sashing like this one!
Jaye also has an interesting page on her website where she groups her quilts into series; I really liked “Feelin’ Blue.” I like seeing the groupings of quilts together, though they made have been made at disparate times.
Clearly Jaye and I also share a love for similar colors!
I’ve been “collecting” (we are not going to call it hoarding!) aquas and blues and lime greens for a thousand pyramids quilt. I really like how she has the soft gray border, and may have to swipe that idea!
Thank you so much, Jaye, for being part of the bloghop! Please make sure to visit Jaye’s blog for another chance to win a free DVD version of my workshop, Art Quilt Design From Photo to Threadwork. And as always, thanks to Quilting Arts and Interweave for doing such a spectacular job producing it and donating copies for the bloghops!
Here’s the bloghop schedule; visit each site, enjoy the work, enter the giveaway (some of which are on these sites, some are something else–you’ll have to go and read how!):
November 12: Sarah kicked off Round 2 and announced the schedule
November 14: Marie Johansen http://www.musingcrowdesigns.com/
November 16: Brenda Gael Smith http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/
November 19: Jaye Lapachet http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/
November 23: Susan Brubaker Knapp http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
November 27: Daphne Greig http://daphnegreig.blogspot.com/
November 30: Lisa Walton http://www.fibreinspirations.blogspot.com/
December 3: Sarah Ann Smith right here!