People and Portraits Give Away

AQP CoverIt gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to peruse this book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits by Martha Sielman. Why? Because the art quilts are so wonderful and I’m proud to know some of the artists in the book like Maria Elkins (her quilt is on the cover above.)

People and Portraits (also available from SAQA) is a lush book, full of strong art work. A visual binge of art quilts, if you will. The 21 featured artists use a variety of techniques and materials and styles. You’ll enjoy the interviews with the artists and Martha’s intro too. There is also work by an additional 100+ artists in the Gallery section. So everyone is happy!

Would you like to win this book? Lark Books has kindly offered to give one away to one of my blog readers today. Please leave a comment on the blog (today only) and you may be the lucky winner!

74 thoughts on “People and Portraits Give Away

  1. I keep trying to win these special offers. Maybe this will be my lucky day.

  2. Lark always does a great job with their books! Would love to own this one!

  3. Looks like a lovely book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway and also for sharing all of you work!

  4. Whoopsydooooo! I can already see that beauty sitting at the top of my pile of books beside my chair. It is on the very top and is already well thumbed through…or was that a dream? It seems very real, so fingers crossed…

  5. Would love to own this book. I am just getting into learning how to do portrait art quilts and it would be a great reference for me. Thank you for giving us a chance to win it.

  6. I love inspirational books like this, so it would be great fun to win it! Thanks for the chance.

  7. I would love to have this book. I saw this quilt in an exhibit several months ago. It is just stunning! Studying the details of the processes will aid me tremendously in creating my own quilts.

  8. It looks like a beautiful, informative and inspiring book! I would like to experience that “warm fuzzy feeling” from perusing it.

  9. I SO need one of these books. I’m crossing my fingers to be a winner today.

  10. First time I saw that quilt I thought WOW, if only I could do that. I would love to win that book.

  11. I’m just realizing that Art Quilting is a relatively new phenomenon. Books like Martha’s are so important for documenting the beautiful pieces in this new art form. Thanks for making a copy available. And thanks for your own lovely and inspiring art quilts!

  12. Good morning. I would really enjoy having this book. Martha’s books are always such gems of inspiration, illustration, and creativity. People and Portraits is such a wonderful way of presenting techniques, color, and design, and most of all the human touch in art quilting.

  13. Oh wow! It would be wonderful to win this book! I’ve loved the cover quilt since I first saw a photo of it, and I’m guessing there is lots more inspiration inside! Thank you for the opportunity!

  14. This would be a lovely addition to my book collection of art quilts!

  15. Maria Eklin’s quilt is stunning! I am continually amazed and in awe by what an artist can do with fabric and thread. . . And so humbled in the presence of such mastery. I would treasure such a lovely book. Thanks for bringing Maria and her work to my attention….I went on to learn more about her and her lovely art.

  16. Laura,
    Thanks for your generosity is sponsoring this giveaway. Love your work and appreciate the chance to own this book.

    Take care!

  17. I’ve been looking at this book for awhile now and the glowing review you gave Laura makes me want it even more. I love art quilts and this book would be an asset to my library.

  18. I would so enjoy owning this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!

  19. There is so much love and talent in those threads! Yes, I would love to have tis book.

  20. Looks to be a great book.
    Laura . I enjoy reading your blog . I admire your consistency in keeping up with it. This year I have done a daily fabric blog with images and text of some happening. I will be showing it at FOQ in August. I was glad to get to the end of the year so admire people who post as regularly as you do. Irene

  21. The cover is beautiful and according to the reviews the contents are even better. Would love to have this book.

  22. Seeing my first portrait quilts (at PIQF in Santa Clara) just after I had started to quilt inspired me to take classes and learn all kinds of new quilting skills. I’d love to get back to the quilts I dreamed of making then … and I think this book would be perfect motivation.

  23. I would love to have a copy of this book to inspire me to try a portrait of my own.

  24. I submitted a portrait but unfortunately, it was not accepted. I’d love to see the book .

  25. Would love to have the book enjoy your your dyeing. ..

  26. Enjoy your blog! Would love to be inspired by such a great book as well!

  27. I would love to win a copy of the book – I just read a review of it and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it!

  28. I have always thought portrait quilts were so interesting and look incredibly difficult. Would love to peruse this book.

  29. Seeing artists and their work is so fully inspiring — a full picture as it were. doing after a wonderful workshop with you i have been putting your fusing inspirations to work in other pieces i am working on. it really changed my creative directions!

  30. I’d love to win the book, I know it’s filled with wonderful eye candy!

  31. WoW
    That would be a cool gift for my daughter, a new college graduate with a BFA in Design

  32. This looks like it would be a wonderful book and I would love to own it!

  33. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I would love to share it with our guild.

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