Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Giveaway - Picture This by Marcia Stein

This fabulous book "Picture This" by Marcia Stein (published by C&T 2010) shows you how to make applique pictorial quilts from your favorite photos. If you are a visual learner, you'll love all the "how-to" photos.

Marcia gives lots of inspiration to help you get a photo that will make a stunning quilt. She shows examples of how she has added or deleted elements to make a design better. The process of enlarging the image and creating the quilt is made simple. Lots of fabric ideas too. At first I was just curious about how they make these cool quilts, but after casually reading this book, I'm thinking it would be fun to make one. I think I would like Marcia too. :)

Enter a comment for a random drawing and this book may soon be in your mailbox. Tell us how your new year is going so far.

94 comments:

Renee G said...

This looks like a great book. My new year is off to a quiet, but good start.
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Delores said...

Looks like a great book - and I have a photographer husband, would love to 'quilt' one of his photos.

biyagko_barbaru said...

My new year is simply exciting coz there is so much too expect. The book is truly one of my type.

fablanche3petal AT gmail DOT com

Janet said...

So far January is as dark, cold and dreary as it is every year. Can't wait for February.

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for chance to win. I have always wanted to make something like that. 2011 so far so good. Family healthy which is always the important thing.

Edith Bieri said...

Would love to win this book because it looks great. My new year so far is going well with trying to quilt a lot and on the other side, my dishwasher broke down and to wash the dish by hand for 4 adult persons takes a lot of time!
Edith

WEARit said...

Hi and happy new year to you. I just checked the book out at Amazon, it looks great! 2011 is starting out well, I just started work for a second freelance job :)

tina said...

The book looks great! I'll put it on my booklist.I'm going back to work in Stockholm on monday after two weeks in the north of Sweden.

Debbie said...

The new year is going as usual. Getting no quilting done, LOL! Looks like a very helpful book. Thanks for counting me in.

gill said...

So far the year is grey and dreary!
Roll on Spring!
This looks a great book

Nancy Sue said...

I have always been intrigued by pictorial quilts. This book looks like a good one, to take away some of the mystery (in a good way). Our 2011 is going well. With a 3 yr old son, my new mantra for 2011 is flexibility :)
Hope you are having a great 2011 as well!

Helenismos said...

I have used fabric prints from pics in a couple of quilts before, and the book sounds like a good source to learn much more!
New year... so far so good, starting a new job, excited and nervous. I wish you a good 2011 too!

kaet said...

January is going great so far - now I just need to get back into the craftiness!

Riel said...

Thanks for the chance to win. This book would be great for my mom who is a fabulous photographer and she is just starting to quilt (thanks to me ;-) I am lovin' the New Year so far. 2011 here I come!!!

Michele said...

It's been a fun new year so far!

Monica said...

I would love to try that! I've always had some pictures in mind of fabulous churchs from my Dad's home country, Guatemala. The colors in the textiles there would also lend themselves to fabulous quilts! New Year start? recovering from the hectic pace of the holidays....and quilting! ;-)

Mickierae said...

Hope to finish 2 quilts by the end of next week. Both were started last year. I have a ton of pix I have considered turning into quilts. Maybe this book would get me off my duff on those projects.

Patty said...

Have been finishing the quilting on my son's Christmas gift, will be binding this weekend! The year would start out even better if I could win this book!

carine said...

It gives me the feeling of a vieuw into the futur, during the seasons to come. Ful of inspirations and ideas. I see throug this pictur on the book , The sun, vacations and free time to create! It must be a wonderful book to own8 Lucky to the persone who wil have him! I wish everyone t he best of luck and a usefull use. Love and greetings Carine-Bruges Belguim http://patchworkstar.blogspot.com

kimbuktu said...

What a neat idea. The book looks great.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This book has been on my Amazon wish list for a while! Thanks for the chance to win it:)
As far as the new year, our furnace motor quit last night, so hopefully that's not an indication of the rest of 2011!

The Calico Cat said...

I'm game for a new book. Thanks for the giveaway.

hipchic~cynde said...

Having a great year so far :) Looking forward to seeing what changes it brings. That book would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Thank you so much for offering this giveaway.

This year is going well so far. We moved from Nashville to Cincinnati and are loving it. In fact, the day before yesterday was our three-month mark here. (wanna buy a high-rise condo in the westmeade area?LOL)

I found a great LQS, joined a guild, and am attending my first LQS event on Saturday! One of the shop customers signed me up for a block swap group...LOL!

best of all? Our first grandchild is due in February!

Anya said...

The new year is great so far -- my son is home on semester break! Thanks for the chance!

patty a. said...

This year is going good so far. I have my first UFO for 2011 almost finished. The book looks very interesting! Thanks for having the giveaway. P.S. I have not forgotten about the ornament pictures - I'm working on it!

Zizophora said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for highlighting it. The new year is off to a great start!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great giveaway! Love the book. After enjoying a rather busy Christmas holiday, our year is starting out to be quiet. Although my son goes back to school next week, so things will perk up after that.

syocom said...

that sounds like such an amazing book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim said...

Oh thanks for a chance to win :0).
What a great idea for a book!

My new year has already had my birthday, a couple of fun days out getting a new hair do, shopping for fabric and picking up a new book "Word Play quilts". ( hey one of my blocks is on the cover :0).)
and getting ready for a retreat in NYC in March.....off to a great start :0). Also got a new gig making scrap quilts for Quiltmaker Mag...8 of us will be the "Scrap Squad".

And I see you won part of Beth's neighborhood! Maybe my house is in there too.
Happy Sewing

Dolores said...

Slow, that's how this year is going so far. I have things to do and just can't get started. I seem to be stuck but I do keep trying.
Wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Nancy said...

My new year is off to a wonderful start! Love the book!

Sue said...

Pretty great year for the first 6 days! Happy birthday today to 1 yr. old grandson. :) I'd love this book, so thanks for the chance to win.

DianeY said...

Looks very interesting! The new year is off to a nice quiet start-just how I like it

mg said...

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO WOULD LOVE THIS ONE....MG

Susan said...

Looks like a great book (and wouldn't the umbrellas on the cover look great if they were made with selvages?)

Kathryn said...

Once all my holiday company left, I went back to my sewing. I've done my Block Lotto, Friday Block party and quilt guild BOM. So, it's been a good year so far. Hope yours is too, Kathie L in Allentown

Donna~~ said...

Oh yes!--the book is just what I need to figure out how to actually make a couple ideas that have been knocking around in my head. My new year is a lot like the old one, but I'm trying hard to finish what I start....

Amy said...

looks like a very good book to try new techniques...I would love to make some projects using my daughters pictures. mousecat8(@)yahoo(.)com

Mary C said...

thanks for the giveaway, the book looks great

Quilt Rat said...

Looks like a terrific book....I think I just might have a spot for it in my library :-)

Feeling inspired so my year is off to a fabulous beginning!

Elsa said...

I was just looking at this book at my local book shop! It is such a great book with so many lovely ideas! There's so much to be done in the quilting world and new techniques keep coming up all the time!

Karen K said...

Would love to have this book!! My New Year is awesome!!! Looking forward to a fun, busy year!

Kim Q said...

This looks like a fun book. Not that I've tried making a quilt from a photo, but I'll bet it's hard to choose which photo to work from! I'm going to have to put this on my (long) list of things to try. Almost a full week into the new year and so far, I can't complain!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Wow - Marcia's Stein's art is one of my favorites. Even if I don't win it, I may have to order it asap

tamara said...

interesting book. My new year started off with family fun and a day at the beach. As for the rest of the year...hoping for more family activities and plenty of sewing projects for me.

joycem said...

Nice book. If I hadn't caught this cold/bronchitis/whatever, my year would be going great.

trudys_person said...

My new year is off to a good start - except I ran out of thread in the middle of FMQing my latest quilt ... hope it's not a sign of things to come! Thank you for the giveaway!

GerryART said...

So start so far but have loads of ideas AND UFOs to work on.
Hope to get up to speed by the end of the month.

This is to be the year of the
Art Quilt.

Wish my luck

Hugs,
Gerry

trash said...

The hideous virus that blighted Christmas was gone by New Year's Eve so 2011 is off to a great start!

Cathy H. said...

Can't wait to check out this book! New Year...hope you really want to know because it didn't start out to great, home heating unit out, husband's truck broke down, and stolen debit card.. ALL in one day!! But, could have been worse and each day is getting better!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Cute book! My New Year is going great. I havea two old friend coming to help me hand quilt. I need the quilt finished for my daughter's wedding 3/12/11.
Patti

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

This book seems to hold great inspritations. I'd love to win it :-) Thanks for the chance!

This year didn't start well for me as I have been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. However I am determined to fight!

Lynn said...

Looks like a great book!

Girltwin64 said...

Awesome Now this is a book I could use!!!!!!! I have been wanting to do this from a picture for a long time now.

Kathleen C. said...

Picture This surely sounds inspiring and intriguing; the author's techniques would be a good way to expand our quilting and design knowledge.
I'm having a really good start to 2011 and hope you are too.
Thanks for the giveaway.

SewLindaAnn said...

My New Year is going strong so far. Haven't completely got the exercise thing going but I've got some serious cleaning out going all over the house. Word for the year "Simplify"

JoAnne said...

Sounds like a great book! My daughter is an artist, every time I show a friend one of her paintings I'm told that I should make a quilt like one of them. But, how? This book may be the answer!

WoolenSails said...

I love pictorials, would love a chance to win.
Well, today was going ok, finishing off my hexagon topper and noticed I messed up a color, so I have to take it out or the pattern will be off, ugh.

Debbie

mainer said...

As a photographer and a quilter, I could make very good use of this book. Count me in. I have been making string blocks and finishing a paper pieced wall hanging so far this year.

holly k said...

Fun! I'd love to have this book...looks inspiring! :)

Kristy said...

Inspiring ....would love to read it.

RustyBird said...

Sounds interesting - I can't imagine how to make a photo into a quilt.

Karen in Tucson said...

In the last 5 days I have bound 2 quilts and they are labeled and ready to mail. I have signed up for 6 new classes at LQS for the next 4 months and have started a new project. So, guess my year is off to a great start!

Terri said...

This looks like a fantastic book - I'd love to give these kind of quilts a try. So far, my new year is all about CHANGE - not sure how that's going to go!

quillside said...

So far I have pieced the beginning of a colourful knock-off following a Kaffe Fassett design after not having made a quilt in 4 years. This new year will be amazing fun reading all the blogs I have just discovered. You are so inspiring, and generous, to share your passion and knowledge with us! Thanks so much.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

What a great looking book! I always enjoy visiting your blog.
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Nancy said...

My new year is fabulous but then that is my life every year. I'm a very lucky person.

Rose said...

Haven't tried pictorals. 2011 might just be the year.

Deb said...

So far...quiet and gradually getting organized.

Kimmy said...

Hi from snowy Germany. 2011 started great with lots of snow and lots of fun building snowmans and beeing able to go skiing with the kids. It a wonderful season. Thanks for the giveaway..the book looks just great to me..to you all a good, healthy new year 2011 and much time for crafting.

Sarah said...

Looks like a very original book. I'm working on a project to convert a photo of my house into a quilt and this book migt be useful.

Bry said...

This book looks like it would be a fabulous learning tool! So far this year is going great for me. Work is starting the year off right, the family is happy, and I am getting a lot of sewing time.

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

Would love to win this book...thanks for the chance...

Marlis said...

Would love this book.. New Year - it's going...

Merrie Jo said...

Happy New Year. So far, so good...would love to add this book to my library. Thanks.

bcquilter said...

What an inspiring book! My New Year is off to a good start. Got some quilting in, ended up with a few more hours in at work then expected. All is good!

-Alice

A said...

Cool! New Year is on its way: Holiday decorations down... design wall re-loaded. ~ Amy

angelwingz said...

New Year is off to an okay start. I need creative motivation!

Michelle said...

My new year is off to a great start. I have not been able to quilt much lately because of shoulder surgery. I got a GO! for Christmas and January 1st I got a new physical therapist. The therapist has been great. In only two sessions I have been able to return to quilting, especially since the GO! makes everything easier to cut. Best new year ever!

Sewbig said...

Thanks for the giveaway for a great book. I'd like to give this type of quilt a try.
I am trying to get organized and finish some UFOs. So far I am making some headway on the organizing part.

nanaandpapa1 said...

foot going tap...... tap....... tap........ that's how it's going. waiting for something big. might need more prayers and positive energy to make it happen..... tap....... tap...... tap.......

AliC said...

Oh, this is just the book I've been looking for! I love photography, and quilting, and this is the direction I wanted to head, being too 'un-creative' to design anything from scratch. My new year has been spent catching up on sewing jobs... but with the knowledge it's about to get back to normal, ie too busy!

Laurel said...

These quilts are amazing - please count me in.

Terri. said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to have this book! It sounds like a great book.
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Pam said...

Have heard her speak..and yes, you would like her!
This year has started off splendidly! I have moved into my dream single story home!

Ann said...

I have had a peak into this book and ideas are great as well as instruction for art quilts. As quilters we always try to expand our knowledge and skills and this book is just what we need.

Marilyn W said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

My year is going great so far...leaving tomorrow morning on a quilt retreat for 13 other wonderful ladies.

Be back Friday! We're praying to get snowed in. :):):)

Marilyn
marilynjw1971@gmail.com

Kathie said...

the year is going very well so far!!!! and I am convinced it will be a great year! stay positive is my motto!
I would love to win this book, yes I am a very visual learner and would love to give pictorial quilts a try this year.
Thanks!
hope your new year is perfect so far!
Kathie

Judy in Michigan said...

Swimmingly well. Don't know why I used that work but it just popped into my head - maybe the picture of the umbrellas? Anyway, I'm having cataract surgery in one week and I can't wait. I'll be able to see the rest of the year!! Thanks for this chance to win!!

maeve315 said...

Would love to own this book! I had good intentions to start on a creative project but got sick instead. Oh well, there's always tomorrow . . .

Marcia W. said...

My New Year is off to one quilty finish and a cold that has limited my "sewing" to cutting out hexagons for English paper piecing. This looks like a great book to get me started with pictorial quilting. I would enjoy making flower quilts from some of my photos.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a cool book. I've managed to stamp and crochet, but not get my hands in my fabric yet this year. Soon.

melanie said...

this looks like a very cool book. from what I can see on her website her process is very different from what I did when I recently made a picture quilt for my daughter.