Friday, November 4, 2011

Announcing...Sew to Swap Blog Hop

This book is exceptional.
Can  I say that?
Yes, I can!
...and I'm not being boastful because without the work of some A.M.A.Z.I.N.G, talented, modern quilters, this book would have never happened.

"Gather a group of quilting friends and start trading fabric, quilt blocks and full projects for the ultimate community sewing activity! From fabric to block to project exchanges, Chrissie Grace and her team of all-star contributors show you the best way to organize and run your very own swap while making 12 beautiful projects. Whether you form your group in person or virtually online, you’ll love the excitement of giving and receiving handmade items."

Adding to the beautiful photography in the book, along with step-by-step instructions for each project are Ariel Eldridge's whimsical and fun illustrations:

They are amazing!

*One of the things I love most about this book is that although it is written specifically for quilt swapping, you can totally use the patterns and tutorials if you are solo and not intending to swap.
"The Scrapbuster Swap"

Here's some great news!
Get Sew to Swap now for just $14.99 ($10 off the retail price!). Visit the Martha Pullen Online Store and use promo code SEW2SWAP to get your exclusive discount.

{Offer expires Nov 30, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.}
"The Invisible Nine Patch Swap"

The book also contains fun interviews and insider tips that make the book feel really personable...
"The Vintage Meets Modern Swap"

I am proud, honored, and humbled by the sheer talent that this book encompasses....
The greatest thing about it is that is appropriate for a quilter of any level...From the beginner (there is a whole chapter on exactly how to make a quilt) to the advanced quilter.   Check out this curved piece quilt:

"The Curvy Block Swap"

So when I say all-star contributors, I am talking about some of the most innovative, creative, successful modern quilters today. For the rest of the month, the contributors of the book will be participating in a blog hop. There will be give-aways, tutorials, techniques, beautiful photos, original quilts from the book up for auction, and much, much more!

Here is the schedule for our fantastic Sew to Swap Blog Hop:

November 7: Kerri from Lovely Little Handmades
November 8: Darci from Stitches & Scissors
November 9: Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew
November 10: Angela from My Three Sons
November 11: Jennifer and Jessica from Twin Fibers
November 12: Kelly from Stitchy Quilt Stuff
November 13: Ariel from The Creative Juices of Ariel
November 14: Melanie from Texas Freckles
November 15: John from Quilt Dad
November 16: Beki from Artsy-Crafty Babe
November 17: Corey from Little Miss Shabby
November 18: Nova from A Cuppa and a Catch Up
November 19: Nettie from A Quilt is Nice
November 20: Tasha from A Little Sweetness
November 21: Heather from House of A La Mode
November 22: Ryan from I’m Just a Guy Who Quilts
November 23: Crystal from Little Bit Funky
November 27: In His Grace

" The Wonky Siggy Swap"

Every morning of the hop I will be introducing a contributor, bragging about their superb quilting skills, and sending you over to their blogs for tons of surprises!  :)

It's going to be so much fun!

Thanks for joining in!  You are in for a visual feast of the eyes and inspiration overload!!
my gratitude list for the day:
16.  9 hours of solid, restful sleep last night
17.  finding a splash of french vanilla creamer this morning when I thought we were out
17.  some cooler weather moving in today
18.  my sister-in-law visiting us



Artsy Matilda said...

Yep! You CAN say the book is exceptional. I can back you up on that! It is fabulous, informative, delightful and inspiring. Congratulations to all who contributed. And thank you! Of course I will be doing mosaics of the patterns ;-). xoxo

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Congratulations on your new book. I'm going to add it to my Christmas wish list.

Unknown said...

Congrratulatiions ... this looks wonderful ... and a great great idea ...