01 March 2011

in stitches eMag BLOG TOUR! :)


A couple posts back I talked about the article I have in the new eMag from the folks at Quilting Arts - In Stitches.

I've got an article in it detailing how to make thermofax screen printed pendants like these.

I admit it - I geeked out over it pretty hard. Its incredibly nifty in every way. I've got bookcases full of magazines but this one? This one I can interact with.

Sort of makes me feel like a kid with a brand new box of crayons.

And just when you thought the team at Quilting Arts couldn't get more creative or generous, they have decided to do a blog tour (complete with prizes so keep reading) with all the artists who have an article in this edition (this is the second edition - remember, PC people go here, Mac people go here).

Its brilliant because I don't know about you but I love getting to know the artists I read about and learn from - makes their work more intense for me.

And if that isn't enough, how would you all like a little giveaway? Well - you've got it!!!

Quilting Arts is donating a special prize package full of fiber goodness and your's truly is including this screen printed pendant (the ribbon necklace is included):


All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post (anything will do but would love to hear what your favorite article in Quilting Arts or Cloth Paper Scissors ever was or what you most love about being a fiber artist if you would like to share) and you'll be in the running!

You have until Tuesday March 8 so get commenting. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday March 9.

And don't forget to snag your very own copy of the eMag! :)

Next on the blog tour is Jackie Cardy - check her out! :)



If you'd like to visit all other blogs on the tour (and who doesn't???), here is the full schedule:

Sunday February 27 - Pokey's blog

Monday February 28 - Jane Davila

Tuesday March 1 - right here! :)

Wednesday March 2 - Jackie Cardy

Thursday March 3 - Deb Bates

Friday March 4 - Deborah Boschert

Saturday March 5 - Michelle Allen

Sunday March 6 - Liz Kettle

Monday March 7 - Lyric Kinard

Tuesday March 8 (tour wrap up) - special surprise guest on Lindsey Murray's blog

64 comments:

Joanie Hoffman said...

My favorite articles in QA are the step-by-step kind. I love to see how it was done, and to watch a project take shape. Thanks for the giveaway!

Margie said...

I love the simplicity fo the bird!

Joy said...

Favorite?! You're kidding right? I suck it all up like a sponge >SLUUUUURP!<
I'm with Joanie: step-by-step. With pictures...LOTS of pictures.

So cool you're in on this, Lynn!

Nancy said...

Picture tutorials are great for us that need help! LOL!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I just recd the newest issue of CPS! I'm always grateful to find at LEAST one thing to inspire me, and it was the paper jewelry (newspaper) and I can't wait to try it!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I love reading reviews on the newest fun things (like oil pastel crayons or things like that) in the magazines. I also just love browsing through the amazing things people have come up with! Thanks for this opportunity!

lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

FryeStyle said...

I downloaded the InStitches eMag. I really liked your article Lynn. And I agree it is fun to have an interactive site. Plus you can zoom in on photos to see the fibers up close. Way cool!

I think working in fibers is cool. You are unlimited by color, texture, and pattern.

A RED bird. Well, red is my favorite. I would totally love wearing this necklace! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm just beginning the blog tour and very excited about it. Love your pendant! I have every single issue of Quilting Arts at this point and have a cazillion things I want to try. I love that they introduce every different way do do something, there's no limit to the great pictures and instructions. It's enough creativity and inspiration forever!

janice said...

Lynn. I bought it immediately and really like it. I may have to go back and buy the first one. I particularly like artist interviews and articles which deal with the creative process and those which help with the business end of being and artist.

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Laughingface said...

I agree with Joanie, I love articles that give clear step by step instructions. It's just the spark I need to try a new technique!

Quiltmuse said...

I need all the inspiration I can get! My file of QA from the first issue has oodles -- and it just keeps coming!

Jacquie in Vermont

Jeannie said...

Picking a favorite is like picking a favorite chocolate. They are all my favorites, until the next issue arrives.

Jackie said...

My fav type of article is when they focus on embellishing with 3D things.

Diana said...

step-by-step. With pictures...heaven

upstateLisa said...

there aren't too many articles in the QA that don't get my creative juices flowing or at least, tease my taste buds!

Sandy said...

I've been with Quilting Arts from the very beginning-great magazine.

Marlene said...

Thanks for the "tour" info.

I like reading the how to projects.

Dawneman said...

I have not recieved my first issue of QA yet, but am waiting for it. Thanks for the info! dawnberkshire @yahoo.com

HollyM said...

I couldn't possibly pick a favorite ever. I like anything new involving paints, stamps prints that don't require complicated or difficult to get equipment and supplies.
The best things about being a fiber artist are the textures and the myriad of ways one can express oneself.

Nancy B said...

I'm fairly new to art Quilting, I enjoy everything about QA. I'm trying to absorb as much as I can! I hope to put the info learned to good use soon!

Lisa said...

Your little pendant looks fabulous! I haven't tried the eMag yet, but I have every single copy of QA and CPS and every month I bookmark about 5 projects I want to try out of each one!

Cheryl said...

I love learning about new techniques.

Dotti said...

I would be hard pressed to choose any single favorite article because so very many of the articles have techniques that can be worked in tangent with each other. I love all of the surface design articles in particular!

tesuque said...

Always read Robbi Joy Eklow's column in Quilting Arts.

Deb Prewitt said...

I just don't think I can pick a favorite! Not possible. I want to pick them all.....But I do love to see what new and creative ideas everyone is up to. I like to read the book reviews to see what new book I can't possibly live without. I am so inspired by all the fabulous art that is included in every issue that it makes my head spin.

Cass said...

All I can say is when Quilting Arts or Cloth Paper Scissors arrives, you'll find me parked in a comfy spot, flipping pages and feeding my imagination. Thanks!

Ronda said...

What I love about being a fiber artist is the heart warming feeling of the fabric - the textures, the colors and warm experience when I touch them!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Love my fiber arts.
Giveaways are good too.

Michigoose said...

Hmm...I wonder why you chose a bird on a wire.... :)

coolquilter said...

I like the articles involving screen printing techniques. They are great for referencing back to especially since I am currently taking a course on screen printing using photo emulsions and rubylith to make the screens. It's really cool!
Love the bird pendant.
Already got the latest eMag- just need to find time to work my way through it.

Chris said...

I saw your article a few days ago when I purchased the Emag. I really like it. I love you screen prints. You have such fresh ideas.

Candy said...

Picking a favorite is hard to do, because I love them both cover to cover. However this months Cloth, Paper, Scissors has a photo of my 'art shoes' so it may have to be my official favorite!

maeve315 said...

I love the articles that go step by step, especially anything about stitching in any way, shape or form. I am a visual learner, love to see photos to go along with explanations. And lots of gorgeous examples! Love QA!!!!!!!!

Joy V said...

I agree with Joanie - my fav articles are the step-by-step type. Learning 'how to' do a project is soooo helpful for beginners in fibre arts like myself.

Anne said...

Geez, your name is just all over the place these days! Congrats! Even this-morning's Cloth Paper Scissors Today email had Cate C-P gushing all over you! Permission to say 'I knew you when'? Really, it's all super cool and I think I'll actually get this issue...

gill said...

I love it all! The magazines aren't very easy to find here in the UK but I love the step by step projects and all the wonderful inspiration!!
Thanks

Deb said...

wow -- so hard to choose, though I have to say I love articles on thread painting and screen printing. Thanks for the tour and the giveaway!!

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

I love the pendant, thank you for the opportunity:) A favorite article...wow I have so many!!! One that sticks in my mind is in the 2004 Summer Issue 14 on Fabric Altered Books...so lovely and inspiring! I can't imagine my studio without a QA magazine in it!

Gisela Towner said...

Hmmm -- hard to pick any favorite articles -- love yours, of course!

Congrats again Lynn!!

lulu said...

I love them all, I wouldn't know where to begin choosing a favorite. I have every QA and CPS mag they have published and they are all wonderful!

Cheers,
Leslie

Claudine Intner said...

Oh, what fun! Love Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors!

Maria said...

Congratulations! I love inspirational articles! And guess what? I'll have an article in the next In Stitches issue!

Anonymous said...

I love the color in QA---really gets my creative juices flowing.
I also love the tutorials especially if it's an unfamiliar technique.
Thanks for the give away, good luck to everyone.

Susan Parker

Patti said...

Afer totally moving away from quilting to devote time to photography, the 10th anniversary issue of QA caught my eye and now the cameras are taking a break. I'm back to QA and on my way to trying silk screening thanks to your article.
Thanks for planting a new seed on inspiration in my abandoned textile art garden.
Patti
Ontario

Lynda said...

I love CPS because there is always at least one project I HAVE to do! And I love the homework section. My favorite mag!

LindaSchiffer said...

I bought the issue and read it 'cover-to-cover' yesterday. How incredibly inspiring!

Would LOVE to win one of your pendants!

:) Linda

Samantha Conklin said...

There is no way I could pick a favorite article. I read Cloth Paper Scissors cover to cover and am so inspired by all of the techniques and articles.

CarolC said...

I don't have a favorite article or technique. I love to try all different kinds of things when I have the time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh loved the first issue of this mag. I love all the articles about background creating, also about combining fabric & paper so if there are more of those I would be happy.

Sandra said...

i so enjoy the Gifts issues of QA

KittyKwilter said...

Techniques! I love to read about new techniques and see pix of the finished works. I especially like the combination of artist profile and technique.

Pam said...

QA and CPS are a great inspriation for me - every issue is true eye candy as well.. Fiber Art is my perscription for stress - my getaway from the crazy world...

JB said...

I think all the hype about InStitches and the comments on contributors blogs is a great way to go.

Nancy said...

A little giveaway is always a good thing. I'm going to check out the eMag.. sounds fascinating.

Jill Luigs said...

Favorite? There's no such thing for me when it comes to CPS or Quilting Arts. Love them all...

Wendy said...

QA -- step by step photos really make my attempts easier! Love this blog tour!

Ann Morrell said...

I started the blog backwards...as I found it on the last day...it has really been fun to get to visit with all of the folks that are in the new issue. I downloaded the issue but it will have to wait until after my Spring Breakers depart.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading about new techniques and looking at the "gallery" in the Q.A. magazine. This is one magazine that gets read and reread many times over. Shari

Sandra said...

I loved your screen printed fabric pendants on Stitch 2. I also enjoyed reading "where I stand" - thought provoking. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Lynn, You really are turning into a creative/published busy person. Loved your article. As soon as school is done for the semester I am getting some stencils and working on the snow dyed fabric I made last year. Have a good one!
Lera Cavanaugh

Catherine Etter said...

Simply adore your free spirit and random heart when it comes to creating, you are such an inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

as ever, Catherine Etter

Sue Andrus said...

I have loved finding new techniques in QA, and have all the issues from the beginning. I often find something new I just HAVE to try out. If I keep seeing more and more screen printing articles, I will have to break down and give that a try, too :)

Jan from Wyoming said...

I have decided that Quilting Arts is my favorite magazine ever! In the past month, I have tracked down all but the first three issues of Quilting Arts magazine and for days, they have been trickling in. I haven't had time to look at all of them, but I really appreciate the articles that discuss and teach a technique. My birthday is Thursday, March 10th, and I am satisfied that I have already received the best gift ever - all of the Quilting Arts magazines that are showing up in my mailbox!