Thursday, July 05, 2012

Patchwork Sassaman Style Blog Hop Giveaway!

I am so thrilled to be able to help my friend Jane Sassaman promote her new book Patchwork Sassaman Style.

This is such a great book! it even gets me itching to make a few traditionally constructed quilts to snuggle under. I love the way Jane has used her beautifully designed fabrics to illustrate how a simple patchwork pattern can look far more complex and interesting with large scale prints.

Janes book includes easy to follow instructions with diagrams for constructing the various pieced block patterns, as well as a few aplique ones too.

There are also suggestions for simple machine stitched quilting patterns.

After reading Jane's book I had a few questions for Jane:

Jane, I have always admired your sense of design, and choice of imagery with your quilts and fabric. I loved reading about the process you go through designing fabric. I was wondering did you have a background working in design before you began making quilts?

Judy, I feel the same about your work! We are definitely inspired by many of the same things! 

Yes, I have always been interested in "design for use". The periods of art history that attract me most are when the artist is encouraged to be a designer, too. That's why I am drawn to the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Viennese Secession, for example. These artists didn't just paint pictures they designed everything... plates, furniture, jewelry, etc. I did work as a designer of decorative accessories for many years until quilting took over. Now it is especially nice to combine the two by designing fabric... a dream come true.

Your book is such an inspiration for ways to use bold prints with large easy to piece quilt blocks, I can now see how easy it would be to keep coming up with variations of quilt designs with this process using your beautiful fabrics as well as other large scale prints. There are so many wonderful quilts featured. After seeing them all made into finished quilts, do you have a favorite block pattern? 

And if so why does that block pattern appeal to you more than others?

Thats tough. I love them all. I am a sucker for the basic nine patch and ocean waves. Believe it or not, I am a minimalist at heart. I love the strong graphics of very simple blocks, although the fabric can make them look anything but simple. And there are so many more waiting to be used.


Well this is my favorite quilt in the book. I love it made with Jane's bold and graphic fern fabric!

Leave a comment now thru Sunday July 8 for a chance to win a copy of Jane's book. The winner will be chosen by random number generator, sorry overseas friends, unfortunately this is only open to US entries. Check back Monday to see if you've won. 
PS. dont forget to leave your name with your comment, if you don't have a blog to identify you. 

And dont forget to stop by these other great blogs to read more about Janes new book and for another chance to win.

July 2 Laura Wasilowski
July 3 Jessica Sloan
July 4 Happy 4th of July!
July 5 Judy Coates Perez
July 6 Jane Sassaman
July 7 Dragon Threads
July 8 Gloria Hansen
July 9 Melissa Peda
July 10 Susan Bruebaker Knapp
July 11 Jacquie Gering
July 12 Weeks Ringle
July 13 Sew Cal Gal
July 14 Jessica Kovach
July 15 Pam Matthews
July 16 Frieda Anderson
July 17 Pat Sloan
July 18 Jan Krentz
July 19 Make It Simpler
July 20 Lyric Kinard
July 22 Jane LaFazio
July 24 Nancy Zieman

104 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:03 AM

    I would love to win!

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  2. Donna Nelson6:20 AM

    I love Sassaman Style. I got to take a class from Jane once and thoroughly enjoyed it. A new book would be great.

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  3. The colors that Jane uses are tremendous. I'd love a copy of her book.

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  4. I appreciated seeing the bottom photo. Off to the corner I could see a standard, simple quilt block and then Jane's interpretation next to it. Very cool. Thanks!

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  5. I love Jane's style and fabrics. Would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I am so looking forward to this book--the quilts look fantastic. I've been a fan of Jane's fabric for years!

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  7. I love Jane's fabrics! Can't wait to see the book. I have a New Jersey mailing address. Thanks, Judy!

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  8. I am fascinated by Jane's work. I would love to win this book and see HOW she designs such amazing quilts. Then I can try her methods for myself.

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  9. This Sassaman book is really intriguing. I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.

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  10. I know just seeing the quilt you featured in your post, I would love to have a copy of Jane's book.

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  11. I know just seeing the quilt you featured in your post, I would love to have a copy of Jane's book.

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  12. I buy and use every Jane Sassaman fabric I can get my hands on!

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  13. I like that quilt, too. It's perfect for showcaing the bold, graphic prints. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Jane's book.

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  14. I would love to win this book so that I can get some instructions on how to use big prints. thanks for a chance.

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  15. It would be a treat to own this book!

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  16. The book looks great. I love the quilt you said is your favorite, so wonderful, and simple!

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  17. This book looks wonderful - thanks for the chance to win it!
    Deb
    dr392809@gmail.com

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  18. kristy yenkey9:31 AM

    I have always loved the Jane Sassaman style and have just enjoyed her first book so very much. I think her fabrics and quilt designs are so intriguing. I especially like her ferns and fronds. thank you for the new book and please think about starting a second one...kristy yenkey

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  19. I would love a copy of her book. I really love that fern quilt.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  20. Jane is an amazing artist! The book looks awesome!

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  21. Took a class from Jane almost nine years ago, and would love the opportunity to win her new book.

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  22. Judy your blog is so easy to navigate! I enjoyed the questions you posed for Jane. Maybe this is my lucky day.

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  23. Hi, Judy. I would love to win this marvelous book. I am a fan and collector of her fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  24. oh I just love her designs! Please include me in the give-away fun!

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  25. Big, BOLD prints. Now that sounds like a lot of fun.

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  26. I have Sassaman fabric in my stash and am a great admirer of the artist, quilter ! I look forward to reading this book...no wait, devouring every detail of Jane's book! Awesome giveaway!
    hugz

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  27. Anonymous10:39 AM

    I took a class from Jane a few years ago, and have used a lot of the techniques she taught. Would love to have her new book.

    Thanks, Dee

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  28. I love her designs. Please include me in the contest.

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  29. I came over from Melissa P's blog, 100 Billion stars, that I read regularly. I, too, would love to win a copy of Jane's new book. I am hoping it will clarify the fussy cutting technique, specifically the choosing of designs that will work with the kaleidoscope process of stitching all of the pieces together. While I was here, on your blog, I had a lovely time time scrolling about. I really think I can learn a lot from you so you will see me here again. It was a gift, this morning, being exposed to your creativity.
    Carolina

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  30. Anonymous10:49 AM

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

    Denise in Sacramento

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  31. Please put my name in the hat--would love to win this book!

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  32. I love Sassaman Style! I'd have a lot of fun with her book! :)

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  33. I love stopping by you blog Judy!

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  34. It looks like a great book and I'd love a chance to win it.

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  35. Wow, I have never been one for traditional quilts, rather I have always preferred breaking outside the box to make art quilts, but the gorgeous designs that you've sampled here make me wonder if I've left the box prematurely. Would love a chance to win and see more of this work.

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  36. Judy,
    Thank you for the opportunity to win Jane's new book.

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  37. JAANE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INSPRIATION FOR ME. I would love her book

    Pete

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  38. Ooooh, I so admire Jane Sassmans's work! I'd be thrilled to receive a copy of her book!

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  39. Go Jane luv yr style!!!!!!

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  40. Oh, I would LOVE to win. If I don't, I'm getting the book anyway! :)

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  41. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Big prints are my favorites. Always looking for inspiring ways to use them.

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  42. I love both of your work! I've been so looking forward to this Patchwork Sassaman Style blog hop. See 'About' in my profile for contact info. Thank you for a great giveaway. :)

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  43. Thanks for the opportunity...I would love to have Jane's newest book!

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  44. i LOVE LOVE LOVE Jane's work. It ALWAYS makes me HAPPY ! i would love to win her book ! thanx

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  45. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Sass.Style and the forthright review. Your work is fantastic in it's own right.

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  46. thanks for the great giveaway! I'm going to subscribe

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  47. Looks like a very interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  48. Gorgeous new book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  49. Sharon3:28 PM

    I've always loved Jane's designs. I'd be thrilled to win.

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  50. I love Jane's fabrics, and have seen many of her beautiful quilts online. I always thought it would be difficult to make such a quilt. I can't wait to read this book and see if I can pull it off!

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  51. Love love love Jane's quilts. Picke me!

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  52. i would love to win thanks for the chance

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  53. Saw a copy of this book on Tues...should have bought it then, but maybe I can win it here!

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  54. Jane's fabric is so beautiful; how she comes up with this stuff is beyond me.

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  55. The designs are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. What a great blog! Love it's cheery atmosphere. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

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  57. Sherri I6:03 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

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  58. I'm with Jane, a sucker for a good nine-patch and this book should make them glow! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  59. I love the quilt that the book is open too.

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  60. That quilt is fabulous!! I don't think I'd give it a second glance made without that spectacular fabric. Thank you for the chance to win Jane's new book -- it looks great!

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  61. I want to have the Sassaman style !

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  62. Jane is my favorite. I've used many of her fabrics in my purses and bags.

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  63. I really love her designs! thanks!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  64. Jane spoke at my quilt guild several years ago and was fascinating. I have always admired her work. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book!

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  65. freney8:01 PM

    I love the book, it's an awesome book.

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  66. Would love a copy of Jane's new book

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  67. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Janes book is inspiring!

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  68. I love Jane's quilts and fabric. I'd love to own the book.

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  69. Wanda in NC9:35 PM

    Thanks for sharing this opportunity to win Jane's new book.

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  70. Anonymous10:34 PM

    What inspiration! Hope I get to own this exceptional book.

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  71. I have always admired Jane's work!

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  72. I love the big, bold, sassy patterns in the fabrics. Thanks for a chance.

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  73. I would love to win this book!
    Karen Holt :)

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  74. Oh, this looks amazing!!!

    Sabine

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  75. Oh gosh! What a beautiful cover on her book. I'm looking forward to learning more about Jane, her work and this book.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I have always admired Jane's colorful quilts and fabrics. I would love to win her new book.

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  77. I enjoy your blog and would like to learn more about the Sassaman style.

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  78. I would love to win this book and I have enjoyed your blog!!!! THANKS

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  79. Both you and Jane have such vibrant work -- I can't wait to see her book.

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  80. Amazing quilts with amazing fabrics!

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  81. Happy Friday. I enjoyed the post on the graphics you photographed, it was a neat perspective on graffiti.

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  82. Hi Judy. Jane's style is so flamboyant. I have some of the fabric on the front cover - if I won her book, I'm sure I would be able to find something to use it!

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  83. This book would be wonderful to see. I like the the red, white, and black quilt.

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  84. This looks like a great book and I would love to win a copy.

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  85. I love Jane's work & I'd love to win a copy of her book!
    Judy Forkner

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  86. This blog hop is great. I am seeing so many new and wonderful things. I would love this book.

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  87. I am a great admirer of Jane's bold use of color. I would love to win a copy of her newest book.

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  88. Oh, Jane's colors are so vibrant! Love how she uses them in her patterns and quilts.

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  89. Jane's book looks terrific. I have always loved her work and am thrilled to see she has new book out!

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  90. Wow, her blocks really stand out with the contrasting colors! The prints are bold and not too "busy."

    Wish I had the book!

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  91. Looks like a terrific book!

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  92. The more I read about this book, the more interesting I find it. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  93. I love Jane's style. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. This is the first I'd heard of this book or giveaway. So excited to have found it before the fun was over. Thanks so much.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  95. I've never been to your blog before, but now I'm a follower! And I always love Jane Sassaman's work - her fabric and her quilts. So I'd love to have a copy of her book.

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  96. Pat S-J6:08 PM

    Love Jane Sassaman and I love your blog! Please include me in your giveaway!

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  97. Looks like a wonderful book. I'd love to add it to my collection!

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  98. Love Jane's style!

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  99. Looks like a wonderful book!

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  100. I love both Jane 's work and your work. I have enjoyed many of your tutorials.

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