Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It's a celebration and giveaway!!

The secret is out. I wrote a quilting book called 'Soft & Cozy Keepsakes - Faux Rag Quilting', and it's available right now. You can purchase it on websites such as AQS, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Unitednotions (Moda Fabric's company), Checkerdist, and Brewer Sewing. 

In the past 18 months, I designed and made 12 quilts, 6 craft items and wrote detail instructions for the book, but couldn't share with anyone until now. This book will show you how to make unique rag quilts and craft projects using Faux Rag Quilting technique.  All the rag quilts in this book are nothing like you have seen or made before. Here are some pictures of the quilts and craft projects from the book.

I hope this book will be on the shelves of shops near you very soon, if not already.  This book is for someone who has little time to sew and need a quick unique quilt to gift to someone or for yourself. I hope this book will be a good resource for your inspirations. We all know that rag quilts are fast to make. They are soft, snugly and comfy to have wrapped around you. The Faux Rag quilting technique will speed up the process even more.

I already have one speaking engagement on April 25th at the Valley Modern Quilt Guild. This will be my first public speaking related to quilt making. I'm so looking forward to it.

To celebrate the release of my book, I have some great giveaway prizes from companies such as Fat Quarter Shop, Aurifil and Maywood Studio. They were very generous in giving when I approached them a few months ago. The Aurifil and Maywood Studio were big supporters of my book from the start. Due to shipping costs, I am limiting the prizes to be shipped within the US. only. The book promotion will be from April 20-30. All you need to do is leave a comment during that time and your name will be entered into a random drawing. One entry per person, please. If you leave more than one comment, your name will be entered only once. I'll pick a winner at 11 pm. on April 30th PST, ( the giveaway is now closed ) and will post it on my blog on May 2nd.

One lucky winner will receive all these prizes.
From Fat Quarter shop: 

  1 Non-slip Stripology Ruler 15"x21"
  1 Olfa Splash 45 mm Rotary cutter

  1 Bag of Jumbo Wonder Clips 
  1 Sew Purrfect Flannel fat-quarter bundle by Bonnie Sullivan
  1 Merry Santa Claus fat-quarter bundle by Tom Browning

From Maywood Studio:
  1 Flower Patch Flannel fat-quarter bundle by Bonnie Sullivan
  1 Pearl Essence Colors fat-quarter bundle by Maywood Studio

From Aurifil:
  1 box of Classic Collection thread

And from me:

  1 copy of Soft & Cozy Keepsakes - Faux Rag Quilting

These are wonderful quilters/bloggers who volunteered to review my book. 

Julie Cefalu at
Stephanie Palmer at

Amy Smart at
Julie Stocker at

If you visit these blogs during the giveaway time, you will be able to read their review of my book. I hope you visit them all and come back here to leave a comment to let me know what you think. I'm super excited and can't wait to see their blogs. I'm grateful that they took time from their busy schedule to do this for me.

Because of all these activities about the book and recuperating from the surgery, I haven't sewn much lately. But I do have some new ideas in mind and will share with everyone soon.

2016 will be a year for taking it easy, doctors' orders, but also an exciting year.

Love life, embrace the challenges and give back!