Update 3/29: Congratulations to Laurie A. who won the Fiskars Giveaway! The giveaway is now closed, but please keep reading for a great interview with author, Joy-Lily. Thanks for all of the great answers you left in the blog comments – we love hearing from you!
It’s another big day here on Stitch Craft Create! Not only do we have an interview with Joy-Lily, author of the new quilting book Carefree Quilts,
we also have another giveaway!!! Read the full post for details on the giveaway and how to enter. And don’t forget to pick up your own copy of Carefree Quilts—it’s 50% off (a savings of nearly $14!) this week only here at the Martha Pullen store.
Question: When did you start crafting? What craft did you start with?
Q: What other crafts do you do besides quilting?
|Heat Wave Quilt from Carefree Quilts|
Q: What made you decide to write Carefree Quilts?
Q: What is the best part about writing a book? What is the most difficult?
|Carefree Sampler Quilt from Carefree Quilts|
Q: How do you get inspired when you’re feeling a lack of creativity?
Q: What is the skill or technique that most intimidates you?
|Zigzag Tote Bag from Carefree Quilts|
Q: What’s the best advice you could give to a new quilter?
Q: What tool, notion or material can you not live without?
Q: How has quilting changed your life?
|Square Dance Quilt from Carefree Quilts|
She returned to the textile fold on the streets of Manhattan: selling batik-dyed underwear in her own designs began to overtake her graphics work. Joy-Lily’s textile art repertoire has since expanded to screen printing, marbling fabric, stamp art, natural dyeing, shibori, silk painting, fabric collage, felting and art quilting. Her art cloth has also been turned into commercial quilt fabric. Plain fabric is just not safe around her!
A California Arts Council grant allowed her to teach classes in quilting, silk painting and fabric printing at a San Francisco senior center for eleven years. Currently she teaches a wide range of fabric art techniques, including free-style quilting, to textile guilds, adult education classes and at art centers.
Joy-Lily’s quilt designs have appeared in major quilt magazines. Her art quilts have been published and exhibited internationally. She continues to play where the fabric edge meets art. This is her first book. See more of her art at www.joy-lily.com.
Today, March 23, 2012 begins our next giveaway contest. From March 23 at 12:01 A.M. EST to March 29 at 12:01 A.M. EST, you can enter one time to win a Fiskars Cutting Prize Package, with a retail value of $75! This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada.
|24 x 36” Fiskars Cutting Mat|
|45mm Fiskars Rotary Cutter|
|Pair of orange-handled Fiskars scissors|Locate the Giveaway widgit on the right column of the blog, labeled “Fiskars Cutting Prize Package.” Log in by providing your name and email address on the widgit, or log in with Facebook. Leave a comment on our blog that answers the following question: “What kinds of crafting do you do: quilting, sewing, pattern designing, crocheting, knitting, paper crafting, etc.” After you complete this task, click the “Do It!” and then “Enter” buttons on the Giveaway widget to check off the task. You must complete this task to qualify.
Thanks to Fiskars for the fabulous prizes!
In this giveaway, one (1) entrant will win a Fiskars Cutting Prize Package (consisting of (1) rotary cutting mat, (1) rotary cutter, and (1) scissors) valued at approximately $75.00 USD. The entrant must live in the United States or Canada to qualify. Each entrant must complete Step 3 as outlined above, for a total of one (1) entry. All entries must be in by March 29, 2012 at 12:01 A.M. to qualify.
All entries must be entered through the Rafflecopter widgit located in the far right column of the blog; completing the task without entering it in the widgit will make you ineligible for the prize. To do this, complete each task, then press the “Enter” button on the widgit. The drawing will be performed at random through Rafflecopter’s random number generator, and the winner will be announced within two (2) business days of the end of the contest. We will post the winner both on this post and on the widgit.