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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blog Hop and Give Away: Just Released DVD from Quilting Arts

Diane and I are holding her award winning "Gackel" quilt.
Diane is the one with her eyes open!
This past February, I had a wonderful opportunity:  I flew to Cleveland Ohio and taped three segments for Quilting Arts TV.  Not only was it great to meet Pokey Bolton, Helen Gregory, Lindsey Murray, and the whole "behind the scenes crew" at the studios, I also became friends with award winning fiber artist and quilter Diane Doran who was taping at the same time.  Her work is a unique blend of photography and quilting as she uses digital technology to create the images on her quilts.  I could NEVER in my wildest dreams figure out how she does it, but we are fortunate that Diane is sharing her methods and techniques with the greater fiber art community.

Here's a short preview of the video which gives a taste of what Diane teaches.





We Have a Winner...
Thank you for your comments!

Would you like to have your very own copy of the DVD?  It can be purchased through Interweave, or you can win your very own copy here by leaving a comment below.  I will use a random generator to choose the winner on Sunday, October 19.

Here are the rules:

1.  Leave a comment below.  Remember to leave your email address so I can contact you and send your prize!
2.  If you are a follower of this blog, you get a second chance at the drawing.  Let me know in the text of your comment so I can count you twice!
3.  I will contact the winner  by email on October 19, and your DVD will be mailed directly to you by Diane herself.
4.  For other opportunities to win, visit the other participants in this blog hop.


October 10 Gerrie Congdon http://www.gericondesigns.com/weblog/
October 14 Debra Gabel  http://www.zebrapatterns.com/BLOG.html
October 17 Candy Glendening http://www.candiedfabrics.com/journal/
October 19 Deborah Boschert  http://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/


Good luck, and get your cameras ready.  You will want to try these techniques on your own!

We have a winner - thank you for your comments!

40 comments:

Loralei said...

Oooh, does this ever look like fun!! I would love to add this to my "toolkit" - thanks for the chance, and yes, I am a follower!

QUILT ROUTES said...

I would love to learn from this DVD.
I am a believer... sorry I mean follower!:)
Deborah

Vicki W said...

This is a DVD lesson that I really need!

Linda Moran said...

Oooo, I really need this, want - yes. Need? ABSOLUTELY! I want to move in this direction - and I am a follower of your blog!

Michigoose said...

I've been thinking of how to use photographs in my work, other than the way I presently do, using them basically as a sketchbook. Good thought.

Vikki W said...

I am just starting to art quilt, and I love this style. I too, am a follower of your blog.

Linda Strowbridge said...

I think Diane's DVD looks fabulous. And I'm so glad this blog hop introduced me to your blog.

~ Linda (lstrowbridge@verizon.net)

Beth M said...

This looks like a great dvd that I could learn a lot from!

krkerler said...

This is great. I would love to be included in the drawing.
(krkerler@comcast.net)

Marybeth said...

I could learn a lot from this DVD. I am a follower so yes please count me twice!!

Deirdre said...

I'd love to win this video the preview looks great!
:-D eirdre

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This DVD looks awesome! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway :-)

Peggie said...

This looks like a great DVD. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

Marlene said...

I enjoy learning new things, this would be awesome!

Also-I'm a follower of your blog.

Jeannie said...

I have admired Diane and your artwork for years. You both use images of nature so well that I am in awe. The opportunity to win a copy of Diane's dvd is faulous! Thanks, and yes I am a follower.

Lorraine said...

It looks like great fun. My experiments with incorporating my digital images so far have been pretty random!

Anonymous said...

I started printing on fabric and am pleased with the results, but would love to learn more. Got info from a brief class, Dharma directions on Bubble Jet, and things people have said on the web.

Rhoda at vwmret@zoominternet.net

Beth from Maine said...

The DVD looks fascinating and I would love a chance to win one. Thanks

Sue Walen said...

I'd love to have a copy of Diane's DVD. Please throw my name into the hat!!!

Sue

Martha said...

Your work is fascinating, especially with maps as background. I need to learn this! I just signed up to follow your blog.
marthaginn@bellsouth.net

Kathy said...

I used to want to do more with digital 'stuff' but moved away from it...now I'm intrigued by new ideas and want to try it. This DVD looks like it might be a great way to learn!

Quiltrobin said...

How exciting to have the opportunity to win this cool DVD. Please count me in twice - I officially became a follower, too. Thank you!

connie said...

OH, my another chance!!! Thanks. I came over from Gerrie's blog. Now I have a new blog. :-) I am now a follower!

pburketb said...

Beautiful quilts! I would love a copy of your DVD. Pburketb@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

I enjoy learning to print on fabric. The possibilites are endless. This dvd would be a wonderful tool in learning the art of digital print quilting.
teacakes2010@live.com

Vivian Helena said...

I am inspired by your art. And I have some wonderful photos just waiting on my computer to put onto fabric...
vivianhelena@sti.net, would love to win!

Vivian Helena said...

I went to your blog site,, I am signed up as a follower and you are on my bookmark list... love seeing what you are doing and appreciate that you share your ideas.
vivianhelena@sti.net

Patti Rusk said...

Absolutely beautiful quilts. Vivika what talent. I am so glad you were part of the blog hop. Now that I have seen your quilts I will continue to follow you. Thank you. I would also like the opportunity to win the Diane Doran DVD. Thank you.

ZenQuilter said...

Thanks for this opportunity. I am NOW a follower of your blog :)

ElaineM said...

Love the DVD and thanks for the opp to win it.

oregonjudy said...

Art quilts are my favorite kind of quilt.

Vicki said...

Now this is a video I will be waiting to download - yes!

Gail Kotowski (Wavzcap) said...

ok I am following and yes I want to win this DVD!!!

Diane Wright said...

You know I follow..but it wasn't until you mentioned in the meeting today that I thought I might actually use the DVD. There's SO much I have to learn...but not enough in the form that I can actually incorporate. So presuming I don't win...I'll purchase it on your recommendation. Thanks.

Karen said...

I would love the opportunity to win this DVD. I don't think you can ever learn too much about different quilt art forms. Thanks!

Sara Shayne Miller said...
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Sara Shayne Miller said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win Diane's DVD. I am a sporadic blog follower, otherwise I wouldn't get anything done!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I agree... I feel like I could never figure this out; seen her on prior DVD's; her stuff is intriguing! I am a follower Vivika! Thank you!

Carol said...

This looks like a great DVD! I have your blog plugged into my iGoogle webpage.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I was inspired by the CT SAQA meeting today to spend some time reading blogs. Yours is the first, and here I am, throwing my name in the hat for the DVD. It sounds good, and I love to use my photos in quilts.

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