Quilt Talk by Sam Hunter – Giveaway
If you know Sam Hunter at all, you know she is a feisty lady! The first time I encountered Sam was when she slammed the blogsphere with her We Are $ew Worth It campaign. I was still in my first year of quilting and blogging, and it really resonated with me because, like her, I valued myself as an artist. I had been around long enough to see many quilters shyly devaluing their work, or selling quilts for pennies. This was all to my dismay, and along comes this fireball Sam, who completely calls it out to the world. It was the first time I had been truly moved with conviction by a quilting blog post. I felt it was a call to action, and I had to lend my support to this most valuable of campaigns. That’s when I started on my own No Value Does Not Equal Free project, and my relationship with Sam Hunter was solidified. She is a pillar of our community, so when she asked me to participate in her book tour, I gladly said YES!
Sam has written the most wonderfully wordy book called Quilt Talk! It focuses on paper pieced projects using her provided patterns for letters, numbers, punctuation… there’s even an umlaut in there! I’m no paper piecing expert, but Sam’s instructions on paper piecing were incredibly clear, concise and super-easy to follow. All of the projects are written so that you can scale the patterned letters to any size you want. So now you can make that naughty-word mug rug, or shout king-sized expletives in a quilt! My secret word-quilt project? I am dying to make a quilt featuring the spoken-word section of Madonna’s Vogue:
Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were in the mood
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it
As part of this blog hop, Sam is giving everyone the paper pieced pattern for colour words and how to use them to make the buckets on the cover of her book. Our relationship through my No Value Does Not Equal Free quilt led to her assigning me the colour white. I set about to make a bucket for my stash of fabric, and then was all like, “Girl, you don’t need a bucket, you need a trailer!” So I, decided to put my bucket aspirations aside, and created this rainbow white panel instead. I’m not exactly sure of it’s final destination, but it was totally fun (and easy) to make! Make sure you check out all of the other blog stops because you can download all the words of the rainbow!
So here’s the other good news: You can win a physical copy of this book, and then play scrabble with all your future quilt projects! Because Sam values her Aussie and Kiwi fans, this giveaway is just for us! If you live elsewhere, make sure you hit all the other stops on the blog tour to win a copy. To enter, simply leave a comment with some words you’d like to put into your own project, and I’ll draw a random winner this time next week. Thanks again to Sam, and C&T Publishing!
***EDIT: Giveaway is now closed.***
WINNER: #4 Laurelle!
- Thursday, October 2 – PURPLE – Megan Dougherty, The Bitchy Stitcher
- Friday, October 3 – BROWN – Carrie Bloomston, Such Designs
- Monday, October 6 – RED – Kim Niedzwiecki, My GoGo Life
- Tuesday, October 7 – TEAL – Flaun Cline, I Plead Quilty
- Wednesday, October 8 – WHITE – Molli Sparkles (<– That’s me!)
- Thursdays, October 9 – HEXIES – Cath Hall, Wombat Quilts
- Friday, October 10 – PINK – Ebony Love, LoveBug Studios
- Monday, October 13 – GREEN – Rose Hughes
- Tuesday, October 14 – BLUE – Sarah Fielke
- Wednesday, October 15 – GRAY – Maddie Kertay, The BadAss Quilter’s Society
- Thursday, October 16 – BLACK – Cheryl Sleboda
- Friday, October 17 – YELLOW – Victoria Findlay Wolfe
- Monday, October 20 – ORANGE (but of course!) – Sam Hunter, Hunter’s Design Studio