Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Giveaway time! - East Meets West Quilts book and goodies


I haven't got a new book out but Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts has - and I've been looking forward to this for a long time.  Improv quilts using Japanese fabrics!  And she's doing a giveaway on my blog  (for UK residents only - there's a USA giveaway on her own blog), with the book, the fab Aurifil thread set and a yard of gorgeous vintage yukata fabric.  It is an ideal book if you have bought some of my lovely Japanese yukata cottons but don't know what to do with them.  UPDATE - Aurifil are running a world wide version of the giveaway via their blog - click here.


So, how can you enter to win these lovely goodies?  Easy!

Just comment on this blog or give this blog post a 'like' on my Facebook artist page, and there's a simple question for you to answer - 'What do you love about Japanese fabrics?'  The winner will be drawn at random on October 31st.  Your book, threads and fabric will be sent direct from the publisher, Abrams, so please allow a little time for it to arrive.  I will publish another blog post with the name of the winner on October 31st, so please check back to this blog in case you have won, as I'll need your postal address.  The winner will be notified via this blog within 24 hours but you must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited.  Please don't comment anonymously on this blog post, or I may not be able to contact you!

A BIG thank you to Abrams, Aurifil and Okan Arts for this giveaway too.

To buy East Meets West Quilts on Amazon UK, click here.

Keep an eye out on www.susanbriscoe.com this week too - I'm hoping to begin listing my Japanese fabrics for sale online!  Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!

Now for some eye candy - these are a few photos I took to give you a flavour of the book.  I love the contemporary but slightly retro look in the styled photos, and the quilts are gorgeous - perfect, of course, for showing off yummy yukata cottons.










9 comments:

Anne Andrew said...

This book looks amazing. So sorry the giveaway is not open to Australian quilters,

Catherine said...

I love the subtlety of colour and traditional emblems in Japanese fabrics. A wonderful book to take me on an exploration of Japanesetextiles

Carolann said...

Hello. I love the combination of colours most of all. The quilts look fantastic.

Kathy E. said...

The attention to detail is what I love about Japanese fabrics. The carefully chosen colors really make each detail stand out. I can only imagine what it would be like to sew with some! I would love this book, fabric and thread!

Susan Briscoe said...

@Anne Andrew - Patricia has just posted a link to a world wide giveaway hosted by Aurifil - https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/east-meets-west-quilts/

asteride said...

Love Japanese fabric! I'm a fan of Nani Iro and already bought some fat quarters and a bigger piece for a simple dress. I want to try to make something with japanese double gaze.
Giulia

Beatrice said...

Hello, got to attend one of her talks in Birmingham a few years ago. She is very knowledgeable on yukata fabrics. Would love to win her book.

Linda said...

HI,love the combination of colour+detail most of all.Thanks for sharing aneat giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Katy M said...

I absolutely love the details and the colours and I’m a sucker for navy blue which seems to feature a lot 😊 I’ve just made some couch cushions with lovely Japanese fabrics x