Welcome to the blog hop! I'm really excited to be invited to share this great new DVD with you and give you an opportunity to win a copy for yourself.
I've been a follower and fan of Sarah Ann Smith for a long time. Through her blog you can see how her family and her life in Maine are reflected in her art. She is very generous in what she share about her art as well and it's reflected in her new DVD "Art Quilt Design from Photo to Threadwork" by Quilting Arts.
Sarah is well known for using photographs as inspiration and a wide variety of fabrics and threadwork to translate the photographs into quilt art.
One of my favorites is this piece that she made of her son, Joshua. She shared a lot of details about this quilt on her blog and also talked about some of the tricks she used to create it in the DVD.
Speaking of the DVD, it's fantastic. It's fast paced and thorough. She walks us through every step that she goes through to create her quilts. She discusses how to choose the best photo, how to use the photo to create templates, how to choose fabrics and, of course, using threadwork to finish it off. Her discussion on selecting tread colors was particularly valuable to me.
She also discusses the specific products that she uses and why she uses them. She also wrote a blog post on the topic.
If you've been wanting to try translating a photograph into an art quilt I think you will find a lot of great information in this DVD. Now you can win a copy for yourself!
Leave a comment here on this post to be entered to win. One lucky person will winner will be announced Monday, September 30. If the winner is from the US they will have a choice of a DVD or download. If the inner is non-US they will receive a free download of the DVD. I used the download and it worked great and is permanently saved on my computer.
There are lots of other chances to win too. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blog hop:
September 19: Jamie Fingal Twisted Sister Blog
September 21: Deborah Boschert Deborah’s Journal
September 24: Vicki Welsh Field Trips in Fiber
September 26: Leslie Jenison Leslie’s Blog
September 28: Terry Grant And Sew It Goes
October 1: Gloria Hansen Gloria’s Blog
October 3: Diane Perin Hock Going to Pieces
October 5: Sarah Ann Smith Art and Quilting in Camden
The drawing is closed. The winner is Patty Martin!