Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Quilt Fiesta giveaway

It's time for a Book Fiesta! 
Cheryl Lynch is launching her first book Quilt Fiesta!
 
I am the next stop on her blog book tour. 
I 'met' Cheryl through a link to her blog from another blog site.  I commented on something she wrote about PA where I am orginally from.  We emailed back and forth until she asked me if I would be apart of her tour.  Cheryl has sent me two autographed copies of her book, one for me to keep (yeah!) and one to giveaway!
But before we get to that I want to share my favorite parts of her book.  First there are the photos and history of her journey learning about Mexican tiles.
This was probably my favorite part of the book.  At least until I started reading the patterns!  Each pattern is translated from an actual Mexican tile shown in the book!  Better yet she shows how to use the pattern in alternate settings! 
This book is a wonderful mix of piecing and applique with amazing fabrics and colors! 
 
I wanted to let you learn a little bit aobut Cheryl and she was kind enough to answer a few questions:
Colleen: If you could be any sewing notion what sewing notion would you be and why?

Cheryl:  I think I would choose to be a rotary cutter. It makesdfast work of any job and when there is a sharp blade, it's a sweet thing.

Colleen:  If you could be any type of fabric what type of fabric would you be and why?
Cheryl:  Silk dupioni - It's irregular and I like the way it sounds.

Colleen:  What quilt do you currently have on your bed and why?
Cheryl:   Bue and white scrap basket quilt folded at the end of my bed. It was one of the first quilts I made and it matches my blue and white bedroom.

Colleen:  Last but not least finish this sentence
Cheryl:  I like quilting best when I'm on a creative roll and my favorite tool to use is my brain.

Thanks to Cheryl for this great blog tour!  Don't forget to visit these other sites on the tour!  Each site is giving away an authographed copy of Quilt Fiesta!

To enter the giveaway just comment below.  Winner will be announced Friday.

Keep dreaming...Colleen
 
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86 comments:

robin said...

I'd love to win this book - it looks awesome! :) Thanks for the chance...

arlette said...

This book's gorgeous!!!!

Quilting Diva said...

Being Mexican myself (I know, my name is not Mexican but, I promise I was born and raised in Mexico), what can I tell you... Grew up surrounded by the beauty and color of Mexican tiles. Wish I would've known quilting back then but, is never late to learn something new. Would love to give home to such great book that would bring sweet memories along with inspiration.
Thanks for the giveaway!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Count me in also.

Robyn said...

That book looks amazing! I can't wait to try out some of those quilts :D

valerie boudier said...

Would love a copy of this book

gill said...

I would love to win a copy of Cheryl's book!

Irina said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!
I'm hosting a book giveaway too, come and visit!

Natasha said...

Thanks so much for the chance. This book looks amazing.

Kathy Angel Lee said...

Thanks for being part of this book give away. Besides being able to win the book, I like reading all the different blogs.
kathyangellee@gmail.com

lag123 said...

This book is on my wishlist. I am so glad I found your blog!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

roselady said...

me too, please. What a great book. I'll keep my fingers crossed. My kind of happy, thanks

Jay and Angela said...

This book would be a great addition to our quilting library!

Barb said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sunday.
A day to rest and think about all the colorful quilts that will be inspired by this book.
Next time you are out look down and get inspired.
Mary Ann
mavs@netnitco.net

Tonya said...

It looks like the book has some wonderful designs in it, I would love a chance to win a copy!

jennifer said...

Happy Looks Like Rain Sunday I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks

YankeeQuilter said...

I love quilts that mix applique and piecing!

Christine said...

Love this book....want to give my 'freebie' to a close friend. Enjoying your website!

Kathy said...

This book will bring back happy memories of trips to Mexico. Just loved the colorful pottery and tiles. Thanks for the drawing. katy.washam@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looks interesting. Thanks for a chance to win this.
Cindy W
cwcavy @ hotmail. com

Linda E in AZ said...

The tiles are beautiful and inspirational. I'd love to win!

Kathy H said...

Cheryl's book looks so great, the colors, the history of the tiles. The quilts look like they would be fun to try.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Now's I'm off to visit the others.
Patti

Joanna said...

A rotary cutter and silk dupioni are so opposite, yet both are functional and beautiful in their own way. That must be how a creative mind like Cheryl's works. Good questions.

deserae said...

This book looks very interesting! :)

Stray Stitches said...

I would love to win a copy of Quilt Fiesta! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

bethstrand said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for hosting this! pbstrand@msn.com

Nanbon44 said...

love to have this book, please enter my name in the drawing...
thank you'
Nana

Gale Yawn said...

Love your blog, Colleen. Great interview. I must have this book and winning it will be much better than buying it.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful designs and like the way they come together in the quilts.

Debbie

Constance said...

Thanks for hosting the blog hop and book giveaway. I like your hexie block, I have always wanted to try piecing them, but was afraid of all the angles. Was recently sent an acrylic template for it and think I might try 1 to seehow it goes.

canada girl said...

love this blog hop as a way to see new places/blogs AND a chance to win the book :^)

Micki said...

The book looks so awesome. I would love to win!
Micki

ytsmom said...

It's amazing how many people we can meet through blogs!

Wendz said...

Blog hops are the best and so is your blog. It would be terrific to win this book and it wouldn't stay on the shelf much!
wendzneil [at] blogspot [dot] com

Lydia said...

Colleen,
thanks for the sneek peek at Cheryl's book and for the mini interview...would love a copy...interesting and colorful. Am liking the blog tour and intro to new quilters. Lydia.

Bea said...

This is agreat blog book tour. So I can visit great blogs. I think the new book is very interesting. And I there is a free place in my bookshelf. :-)

amester said...

I am really enjoying traveling thru all the blogs. I do hope I win the book.

Jeane said...

I am enjoying visiting so many great blogs and thanks for the book giveaway.

Carla said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for a chance. :)

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for hosting this stop on the book tour and also to Cheryl for writing this book. I enjoy looking at architectural and design elements and trying to figure out the geometry for a quilt layout. I would like to win this book! alternate email mlwright29 (at)hotmail(dot)com

Ladybug said...

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

Dreamquilter Elke said...

I will be happy with the book of that wonderful giveaway.
The design from the Mexican tile are very great. Thank you for showing us.
Elke

VickiT said...

This looks like a great book to have. Thank you for the chance to win.

vburr at charter dot net

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm at a point where I only like to have books with more than just a pattern, I want a story, a reason or something completely new and different. This book looks like it has a story, and that's why I'd like to win it.

Christine M said...

What an interesting book. It's amazing where quilt pattern ideas come from.

Barb said...

This book looks very interesting - I'd love to win a copy.

Terri. said...

The book sounds wonderful! Keeping my fingers crossed...
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Vesuviusmama said...

I've been to Mexico three times, and every time I come away inspired. I'd love a chance to win the book!

Cassie said...

The more I see about this book the more I love it. I love those tiles. :)
cmdoduck (at) gmail (dot) com

Dolores said...

What a gorgeous book. Thanks for letting us find out more about Cheryl.

RETRO-fabulous said...

I adore Mexican tiles but never thought of them for quilt inspiration. What a great idea! Looks like I've got another must have book to add to my list! =)

Dionne said...

What an awesome book. I've looked at tiles for inspiration before, but never mexican tiles ~ which are beautiful! I must check this book out! Thanks for the review, and the chance to win.
Cheers,
Dionne

Sally said...

Putting together a book like this is a super excuse to travel. I'll try to use it with my hubby. Thanks for the opportunity to win a unique quilting book.
sw6944@gmail.com

JCnNC said...

I am loving traveling through the blogs and the book looks fantastic. Wonderful giveaway and thanks for the opportunity. Judy Cin NC www.shadetreequilting.com

quiltma said...

What a fun book. I would love to win it.

Tressa said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book and congrats on your finished first hexie.

Mimi said...

This book looks awesome!! I would love to win a signed copy - that would make it extra sweet! Thanks!

Lynnette said...

I would love to own this beautiful book.
nettecan at hotmail dot com

Peaceful Piecer said...

Thanks for a chance to win this great book!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This looks like an amazing book. Thanks for offering a copy.

Robert said...

I can remember seeing tiles and floors wondering how to do that as a quilt or even incorporate it into my tatting. That certain curve or color choice is great. Life is interesting. Hope I get the opportunity to win. Thanks. Robert, in northern Iowa.

mtrquilts said...

Quilt Fiesta looks like it will be fun. I love tiles and making a quilt inspired by tiles will be fun. Looks like you are catching the "hexie" bug. It's very contagious and you may never recover!
Marlene

Carla said...

Hope to win,Thank you

Anonymous said...

Cheryl is a great teacher, so I'm sure this is a great book.
Sara Jane
sjs724@aol.com

Ducks and Rabbits said...

This book looks very inspirational!

Samelia's Mum said...

This book looks gorgeous. I'd definitely love to win it.

Deb said...

Would love to win Fiesta!

Carol said...

Looks like a great book.

Helle said...

Great book! Tiles and floors are always fun. Thanks for the chance.

Wendy said...

Bonnie started me on a blog tour for this book giveaway. I'd love to win, but even so am really pleased to be discovering some really great blogs to explore.

Becky said...

Love the idea behind this book. Looking forward to reading, studying and sewing from this book. Have a great day!

Gene Black said...

Ahh.. great minds! On my trip to Mexico at the first of the year I took some pictures of Mexican tiles. Why? I thought they would make great quilt blocks. Needless to say, I would love a copy of this book.

marth225 said...

Looks to be a good book - count me in

http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

such original ideas for quilts and also very beautiful!

Quilter in the Gap said...

This book was mentioned on Quilt Out Loud not too long ago and I thought it looked interesting there too...thank you for the chance and your opinion.

MoeWest said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Kate R said...

This is such a fantastic idea for a book. So unique and colorful and happy. Love it!

Tamar said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. I love the idea!

Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful book -- just shows that inspiration can be anywhere! Thanks for the chance to win.

Robyn said...

This book looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to be able to win it. :)

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this book. Looks fabulous!

Donna
dsharper258@msn.com

apple blossom said...

would love to win this book thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Nancy Sue said...

This book looks like a "must have" :) Beautiful patterns!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

All8 said...

I'm so excited to see some of the quilts offered in this book. So beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.

all8garden (at) yahoo (dot) com