As with many of the participants in this bloghop, I first met Daphne Greig online (through the QuiltArt list tho it has been so long now I forget!). She lives in one of the most beautiful places on the planet: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and it shows in her work. Thank you, Daphne, for being part of the final Holiday Giveaway to celebrate the release of my video workshop, Art Quilt Design From Photo to Threadwork! You can see her review of the video workshop here.
Or to order either the DVD or a digital download, visit Quilting Arts’ Interweave Store, here and see all my products there here. And, of course, you can enter the various giveaways thanks to the generous quilt artists who are helping me give away copies!
Daphne’s work ranges widely from pictorial, to applique, to pieced, to abstract! She has an astonishing five (yes, 5!!!) books to her credit, and she still finds time to make art and teach! I’m tired just thinking about it! You can find her books and patterns for sale here (and <blush> thank you for including my book on your sale page, Daphne!). Daphne’s most recent book, Give and Take Applique, also has a companion DVD to help you create a class right in your own home!
I’ve had the good fortune to run into Daphne several times at various shows where we have both been teaching. Ironically, although I used to live less than 40 miles from her as the crow flies when we lived in Friday Harbor, Washington, and I had “met” her online, I didn’t actually meet her in person until after I moved to Maine!
And of course, anyone who has ever lived in or visited the Pacific Northwest can’t help but love the enormous cedar and fir trees that define the region. Daphne captured it perfectly here:
I love quilts that incorporate traditional with contemporary, as with the on-point squares that create the beautifully backlit sky and sea in this piece.
And what tour of the West Coast would be complete without Kelp!
So please surf on over to Daphne’s website, here, and leave a comment to win a video download of my video workshop, Art Quilt Design From Photo to Threadwork.
THANK YOU so much, Daphne, for being part of this giveaway!
Next up is Lisa Walton of Australia, then the final grand giveaway will happen right here!