Monday, 7 December 2015

Modern Patchwork...a giveaway

I rarely get the opportunity to see American quilting magazines and I certainly have never been featured in one, so when the lovely Cheryl Arkison asked to feature me in her article on screen printing I was delighted.


The article features some of the best contemporary screen printers worldwide whose company I am honoured to be in. Both the Umbrella Prints ladies and Leslie Keating of Maze and Vale of Australia are 2 of my longtime favourite screen printers, so to be featured alongside them really is an honour. 


Celina Mancurti is another fave of mine with her stunning screen prints on linens and as for Leanne Fanny, a fellow Brit, I love her quirky style.

Cheryl's article is a great read and very informative about how to screen print and for screen printing to be given such a high profile in the magazine makes me very proud.


And because I was sent a copy of the magazine...actually 2 copies but more on that in a mo...I had the pleasure of sitting down and reading it. Modern Patchwork is a great quilting magazine full of fresh modern quilts, everyone I would love to make. I picked out my 4 favourites, which wasn't easy as I could have chosen all of them, and they are clockwise from top left:

Modern Curves Wall Quilt by Gosia Pawlowska
Impressionist Sunrise Quilt by Sharon Holland
Converging Hours Quilt by Lee Chappell Monroe
Crystal System Quilt by The Artist's House for Robert Kaufman


So about that second copy that I have...if you would like to win a copy of this great magazine just leave a comment below telling me what you love to see in a quilting magazine.
I will draw a winner this time next week...good luck!


22 comments:

  1. I love to see Aussie designers and makers showing their modern take on the traditional! :)

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  2. Hi! I love fresh new looking quilts for inspiration. I also love seeing quilts in modern fabric with a new take on a block. Great stories about the designers that inspire me!

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  3. I love to see beautiful colorful inspiring quilts and tips on improving techniques. Love what you're doing! Thanks...

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  4. I like articles in a quilting magazine - something with plenty to read which is interesting, informative and well written!

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  5. Karen - Thank you for the chance to win! I love quilty magazines to learn new techniques, for inspiration, and to read about the designers and their stories. I can't wait to read about you and your fellow screen printers!

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  6. Congratulations Karen!
    I like a good mix of articles, projects and interviews!
    I don't like pages of pictures of fabric lines (are you listening a certain UK magazine????)

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  7. A good tutorial on handpiecing would be nice, not just EPP, although i love both! And more of your lovely fabric! That needs to be in every magazine ever!

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  8. I love it when I see a quilt made twice each with different colours, the more inspiration the better. Congratulations on your article. x

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  9. I like to learn about how people go about the design process and where they get their inspiration!

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  10. I love to see a variety of projects, I'm excited to check out this issue of Modern Patchwork. I have a rule that if I buy a magazine I make something featured in it fairly quickly, so smaller projects along with the big ones, are what I look for.

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  11. I love to see old blocks used in a different way - rather like the first quilt you pictured in your group of four!! I also like to learn how people come up with the ideas they have and what inspires them!

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  12. I like to see the variety of quilt patterns and how a pattern can vary with different fabrics. Would love to see a home screen printed quilt!
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  13. Hi Karen,
    Inspiring quilt patterns and new techniques usually catch my attention first. Also some personal information on quilt/fabric designers/makers adds something special. It's always a bonus to have images of upcoming fabric releases and some great photos from quilt exhibitions/shows.

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  14. I always like to see tutorials for tricky blocks or techniques as well as modern designs that are novel and new.

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  15. Great stuff here! As a screen printer of many years and a sometimes quilter I would love to read this article! I like to see artists/quilters techniques and secret discoveries. Also new blocks to try.

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  16. I like to see quite solid modern colours in rainbow arrangements without too much fuss-I want the fabric to be the star of the show!

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  17. I'd like to see a magical way of making a fabric stash take up half the space it is currently occupying :-)

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  18. I would like to see more zakka-type projects using quilt and patchwork techniques.

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  19. I love holding a magazine or book in my hands, my favorite part is seeing how colors work together and tutorials on new techniques, such as screen printing, I will have to get an American friend pick this magazine up for me.

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