Monday, May 2, 2011

Fanciful Stitches Colorful Quilts

My good friend Laura Wasilowski has written the most charming and fanciful new book. It contains 11 fused projects for you to make and fanciful stitching for you to create on top of these small whimsical house quilts.
This is my interview with Laura in our booth in Paducah, April 2011.
If you leave a comment today, here on my blog, you will have a chance to receive a free copy of this book.
Interview with Laura Wasilowski about her new book Fanciful Stitches Colorful Quilts

101 comments:

Jennifer Martin said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed this blog hop. I have found so many wonderful blogs to add to my feed reader. But there is one danger... I may now have to many blogs to read that it will cut into my quilting time. Wouldn't that be a tragedy. But at least I get the chance to win a copy of Laura's book. I'm itchin' with anticipation!

Penny Schine Gold said...

Maybe I'll win Laura's book. . .

FabricandFlowers said...

Small quilts with pretty stitches. I can do that, right?

gag7949 said...

I love Laura's quilts and books and would love to win this one! Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

momhooten said...

Oh My Goodness, I'd love to win Laura's book.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Love the interview.
Love ot win the book too

Elaine said...

Well I must say I'm leaving comments on several of these blogs. Laura's book looks very inviting to me, and I would love to win it.

Barbara said...

Thanks for the interview - I cannot imagine what fun the two of you had together there !

Thanks for the chance to have a copy of her beautiful new book

janie said...

You are so blessed to have such fun and talented friends, Frieda! i would love to win Laura's book. Thank You for the giveaway!

Exuberant Color said...

I love Laura's embroidery and hope it would rub off on me if I win the book.

connie said...

Looks like an incredible book!!! Would love to own it. :-)

Di2Quilt said...

What a great interview! I would love to make a whimsical house quilt like the one shown on the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy Albright said...

Would love to own a copy of the new book!

Carolyn said...

Enjoyed watching the video. I love house quits,would love to when this book. Thanks
Carolyn

Jan in AZ said...

I love the style of all of you Chicago School of Fusing ladies - amazing colors and a fun style!

Debbie said...

Fun and different interview, Frieda! I loved reading about Laura's book on her blog and would be thrilled to be a winning owner of it. I have a New Jersey mailing address. Thanks for counting me in.

Joan said...

the beautiful hand-dyed threads hanging behind Laura in your booth look positively luscious!

drc2010 said...

How fun! Thank you for the opportunity!

Dotti said...

I have really fallen in love with this book and all of it's colorful whimsey. Thanks for a chance to win it!

dottididit(at)gmail(dot)com

Catskill Quilter said...

Great of you to stop having adventures in Paducah long enough to direct this giveaway! I have a feeling that you and Laura are having Too Much Fun! Keep it up!

Catskill Quilter said...

Great of you to stop having adventures in Paducah long enough to direct this giveaway! I have a feeling that you and Laura are having Too Much Fun! Keep it up!

Catskill Quilter said...

Great of you to stop having adventures in Paducah long enough to direct this giveaway! I have a feeling that you and Laura are having Too Much Fun! Keep it up!

MARIKA said...

I say thank you for the opportunity very much I would be happy if I would be winning :))

Jeannie said...

I would love to win a copy of Laura's book! It could keep the copies of her other book company and I could learn her secrets to fun, happy quilts.

Eileen said...

Wow, I would love to win Laura's book!

pburketb said...

Love the blog hop,

suedee10 said...

I would love to be the lucky winner of Laura's book, and I am enjoying the blog hop too.
Suedee in Australia

Gene Black said...

Small projects are great fun. I would love to win a copy of Laura's book.

chrisee said...

Can you believe that today I was actually admiring one of Laura's books at my LQS in Australia! I would love to win this book!

Julie Bagamary said...

Fun idea of a blog hop! The book looks fun!

lynne said...

love being inspired by your blogs.

Peaceful Piecer said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathleen said...

Would love to win this book!

veronique said...

how nice to let us have the opportunity to win such a lovely book of laura... thank you in advance for the chance, greetz, veronique

Maggie Szafranski said...

Pick me! I love your work and Laura's!

Nancy B said...

Since I am loving hand stitching on my mini quilts, I'd LOVE to have this book as inspiration! Thanks for offering!

Judi said...

I would love to win this book, I have lots of handdyed fabric that would work perfectly with these patterns.

GerryART said...

The two of you in this video is too much. Sounds like so much fun.
I'd love to be able to win Laura's book. She is such an inspiration.
hugs,
Gerry

ellen gets crafty said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win Laura's new book!

patchouli moon studio said...

I'd love to have this book. It looks wonderful.

Linda said...

It was nice to hear Laura speaking. She is such a humorous blogger!

Claire said...

I never win anything but hope to win a copy of Laura's book. Thanks.

Diane said...

I would love to win a copy of Laura's new book. I took a class from you at the Quilt Expo in Madison last fall and now I see on Laura's schedule that she'll be there this year. I'm so excited!! (d-fulton@tds.net)

Sandy said...

I look at both your and Laura's blogs regularly. I love the posts you both make and it really inspires me to do more with my quilting. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rachel Parris said...

I keep trying. Thanks for offering this oportuity.

Karen said...

I think this book looks like such fun!! I would love to win!

SCquiltaddict said...

Well unlike SOME quiltart listers I DO love a giveaway whether i am the recipient or the giver lol...and I do adore Miss Laura...she is such a hoot!!! So be sure i win her book!!! Thanks Freida!!!

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Chances are low, but I'm trying :)

Gamma said...

I'd love to meet Laura. She is not just a wealth of information, but she is such a hoot!

Anne said...

Thank you for profiling this book and its charming author in the video!

Margaret said...

I am a new visitor to your blog -- via Laura's blog, via Annie Smith (simplearts.com) and her recent interview with Laura about this wonderful new book. I too am an "old" hand-embroiderer, but relatively new to dyeing my own fabric and thread. And I love the fact that Laura "works small" as I do -- always a challenge re: presenting pieces so they don't look like pretty placemats! LOL! I would love a copy of this book -- whether in paper or e-book format. Thanks for the opportunity!

Linda said...

I love laura's books - am a graduate of the Chicago school - would love to win a copy of her newest book.

Suztats said...

I would love to win a copy of Laura's book! Thank you for the opportunity!

Deb said...

I would love to win this book! I enjoy the Chicago School of Fusing projects very much and am currently working on one from your book, Fun with Fusies. Thanks for the opportunity.

LIIDDZ said...

I enjoy your blog very much so, and may I say Ms. Laura, You are a true entertainer, presenter and educator. Thank you.

Sue Andrus said...

It looks like a fun book!

WoolenSails said...

Reading Laura's blog has inspired me to create more art pieces, love the fun designs and beautiful dyed fabrics.

Debbie

Linda E in AZ said...

That was a fun interview with Laura. Looks like a really fun book that I'd love to have.
thanks!!

ConnieND said...

I love both your work and Laura's work. Hope I win her book!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I would love to win Laura's book ! I love all the bright colors, and great designs. I already have your book, and love it too!

Terry said...

Choose me! choose me! I'd love to win Laura's book.

Marlene said...

Enjoyed the interview!

momzilla said...

Never been here before, but have seen your work and also Laura W's...... YUM....color, color, color......and stitches...... I'm stuck in a wheelchair with a broken right heel bone right now, so it looks like hand stitching is my medium at the moment..... I want to win!!! thanks, Lisel

Diane said...

Laura seems like she'd be soooooo much fun to work with! I've just started adding some hand stitching to one of your patterns, Freida!
Barb
bsherwood(at)cox(dot)net

acarolegrant said...

oooohh.. this one I do fancy! I would love to have this book.. it is on my wishlist.
So great, too... to see god friends having fun!

cornyquilts44 said...

Love your blog, Frieda, and would really love to win Laura's book. Fingers crossed!

sandy said...

I'd love to win a copy of Laura's book.

Carol said...

sign me up! Thanks!

delilah said...

I love Laura's houses. So cute and refreshing.
Dee
dw7645@charter.net

Maria said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ~ HOW ABOUT THAT? EVER SINCE I MET MELODY JOHNSON 11 YEARS AGO IN MENTOR, OH AND SHE INTRODUCED ME TO THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF FUSING, I'VE BEEN HOOKED EVERY SINCE! I'VE TAKEN CLASSES, LECTURES, STOPPED IN TO JUST BUY BUY BUY AND JUST BASICALLY LOVE WHAT YOU, LAURA AND MELODY CREATE:)!

Lydia said...

This just-getting-back-into-quilts quilter would love to receive a copy of Laura's book.

Heather Mietz Egli said...

I agree with the comment that I'm finding so many great blogs, I'll never get anything done! I love Laura's colors and variety of stitches.
Heather

Lotti said...

hello to both of you...
if you've had a chance to see my blog on tqs http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/myblog.php/customers_blog_id/12036/member_no/1069645 you'll know that i've been very very busy "investing" in fabrics on a recent trip to canada and the states - now i need lots of ideas of what i could do with them - believe that "Fanciful Stitches Colorful Quilts" would be just the right "tool" - first to drool over, enjoy and "digest" and then to work from
have a great day :o) lotti

Lotti said...

hello to both of you...
if you've had a chance to see my blog on tqs http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/myblog.php/customers_blog_id/12036/member_no/1069645 you'll know that i've been very very busy "investing" in fabrics on a recent trip to canada and the states - now i need lots of ideas of what i could do with them - believe that "Fanciful Stitches Colorful Quilts" would be just the right "tool" - first to drool over, enjoy and "digest" and then to work from
have a great day :o) lotti

Sylvia said...

I had so much fun when I took a week long class from Laura!!

soren2go said...

You and Laura produce amazing work. I love it all.

Deb said...

I think Laura is fantastic and I of course would love to win her book! Thanks for the offer. Debby Harwell from NC

Sylvia said...

I have a picture of you with Laura in your booth in Houston in november 2008. Nice memories!!!
Kind regards from Switzerland.

Rosaland Hannibal said...

Thanks for the interview. I would love to win a copy of Laura's book.

Kathy Angel Lee said...

It was fun to watch the video you did with Laura and hear her speak. It would also be great fun to win her book!
Kathy
kathyangellee@gmail.com

Carolyn in Kerrville, TX said...

I so enjoyed Laura's Tuesday blogs on The Quilt Show. And she does look lovely in front of all that fabulous thread. Thank you, Frieda, for this generouse offer.
Carolyn Teter

smogan1 said...

I would love to win the book to give me ideas for using all the gorgeous hand-dyed yarn I just bought at their booth in Paducah!The colors are so pretty you almost hate to use them!

Sewgirl said...

Loved the interview, but I wouldn't want a name like woodpecker head...good thing Laura has a good sense of humor!!:)
Her book looks so enticing. It's on my wish list!

Karen said...

Laura's work is so happy and whimsical. The specialty threads bring dimension to each piece. Her work makes me smile :)

Chris Chambers said...

I love Laura W. Thanks for the chance to win her book!

:-D eirdre said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!
:-D eirdre

Colleen Kole said...

what a great blog hop is right! Maybe this will be the winner-looks like a great book to win.

SandyQuilts said...

This has been alot of fun. And thanks to all of you hostess for not making us jump through hoops. Laura is truly gifted. I hope I win one of the books. thanks.

Peaceful Piecer said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Liz said...

Who wouldn't want to be at home with Laura's new book?No boring stuff here and no one should ever expect anything that Laura does to be anything but challenging and wonderful. She has a sense of humor in everything she does whether in her writing or speaking and even her doing.
I say the world would be better if we could all take Laura's approach. I am not discounting Frieda at all as she is very good, but it's Laura's sense of humor that will get you everytime.
Thanks for the comment opportunity. Love this new book, can't wait to get it.
Liz Armstrong

SewLindaAnn said...

I came over from Laura's blog..Woodpecker Head is a funny name for a friend in the morning. Your work she showed on Woodland was beautiful.

Peggy said...

Thanks for the interview. Love her work and yours.

Bev said...

Laura's new book is full of fun projects and info. Love her use of embroidery stitches to make her little quilts just pop! This would be great to give to my friend who wants mine!

Marcia W. said...

Laura's book would be wonderful to win and use -- as attempt to learn fusible web and the wonderful sttiching. Thanks for that opportunity.

judi said...

Pick me for Laura's book! I enjoy both blogs!

Susan said...

The blog hop has been so much fun.
I'd love to win Laura's book.
Thank you for the chance.
Susan jdprkr@pacbell.net

Cheryl said...

I really really want to win that book! - keeping my fingers crossed makes it hard to quilt though!

Diane said...

This blog hop is a great idea. I'm enjoying reading everyone's blogs and getting a chance to win a copy of Laura's book. Hugs, Diane

Kristin said...

I would love to win this book!

kalfarwig at bellsouth dot net

cbartos said...

Thank you for posting this interview. You are both so inspiring!

vou Best said...

Laura has spoken to my heart and my obsession of anything "house" with this book. It will inspire me to create a small quilt to go with my growing collection of ceramic houses.

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