Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shape Workshop for Quilters Review and Giveaway

I was so excited when publishers at Lark Crafts asked if I would like to review the new book Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quiltersby the talented Fat Quarterly team. Just looking at the cover, I knew this would be an inspiring book.
And guess what? I was totally right.
(I love when that happens.)
And yet, this book is different than any other quilt-book I have.  It's not only a collection of quilt patterns, but a huge selection of quilt blocks - 60! - to get your own creative juices flowing.  The book is divided into different sections by shape/motif and then includes a bunch of new blocks, plus a couple of patterns using that motif.
Many of the blocks are so unique too - which I think is really hard to do in quilting. Most quilt blocks are variations on variations of things we've seen and used before.  This time there is such an amazing assortment of new and different looks.

The other thing I liked is that this book has something for everyone.  For beginners, it really is a workshop - teaching basics of piecing, applique, and so on, but there is so much room for growth and there are some fabulous projects and blocks using new techniques and designs.  These projects will definitely help your skills improve and push your skills further, even if you are an experienced quilter.
I have a few offerings for you today. One is a free download of a very cool block designed by Brioni Greenberg. (I got the chance to meet Brioni at Market and she was such a lovely person. Plus, she has that wonderful Yorkshire accent - I could have listened to her talk for hours.)  CLICK HERE to get the free download pattern and CLICK HERE to get the corresponding Template.
Also, Lark Crafts is giving away a copy of Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters to one of you lucky readers. All you need to do is leave one comment on this post. Giveaway open until Saturday, June 30 at midnight MST.  I will randomly select a winner.  


Winner: bruinbrJune 26, 2012 11:41 AM
I totally thought it was a book of patterns! Nice to know it's actually blocks! Fun! Thanks for the giveaway! 




For other reviews and chances to win, you can stop at these blogs as well.
6/28 Amy’s Creative Side: amyscreativeside.com/blog/
7/3 A La Mode Fabric: alamodefabric.blogspot.com/
7/6 It’s Sew Kiki!: kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com/
7/10 Craft Buds!: www.craftbuds.com/
7/12 Craft Foxes: www.craftfoxes.com/
7/16 {sew} Allegorical: www.sewallegorical.com/ <http://www.sewallegorical.com/
7/18 Wrap-up Party at FatQuarterly.com!


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Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing this book! It looks incredible!

Cheryl Gomez said...

I love the free block and the templates! Thanks for the giveaway!

Robin noteverstill said...

This book looks fantastic! I would love to play with itl

wonkeybobbin said...

That orange quilt looks amazing!

Jheld said...

As a beginner quilter the book sounds like it would be great addition to my reference quilting books.

Michelle said...

This book looks like a must have. Thanks for the giveaway!

L said...

I love these basic that you can use to design your own quilts!

pennydog said...

I am actually eagerly awaiting my copy of this that I won in another online giveaway however I have a friend who loves quilting too and I know she would adore it. She's recovering from an operation, lost a pet and her husband is out of work right now so it would be nice to cheer her up with this.

pforgerson said...

What great eye candy! i could spend days with that book.

Susan said...

This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

Sweet!! Love the looks of some of those blocks!

Fran said...

This book looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori said...

This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

Looks like a neat book. Thanks!

Jenny Wren said...

Looks like it could be an interesting read.
Thanks for this opportunity.

Courtneysews said...

Looks like great book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

memmens said...

Yes please, I did a EPP workshop at the FQ retreat with Tacha and Brioni is was great to learn from the experts so feel the book would be a great addition - thanks for the giveaway

Michala said...

Oooh I'd love to win this lovely book!

Andrea said...

I have this ready to order - just waiting for payday :-) would be super to win it instead and get another book on my wish- list. Thanks xx

Anna said...

Thanks for the download and for the opportunity to win the book!

notqnot said...

Great book, I would love a copy!

Christine said...

Love that book!

Linda said...

Thank you for a chance to win such a wonderful book! Keeping my fingers crosses, lol.
lindapawlak@verizon.net

Melissa Corry said...

It looks like such a fabulous book. Need to get my hands on it :)

Barbie Mills said...

This book looks great! Thanks for the review!

Rosa said...

Awesome book.I`d love one.Thanks for the giveaway!!

The English Ladies! said...

The book look like there is something for everyone! Thank for the giveaway.
dara.english@yahoo.com

Dianne Mitzel said...

The book looks wonderful, probably a must-have for quilters..thanks for chance a giveaway...

Jen said...

This book seems like it's just what I've been looking for to expand my skills! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ruffles and Relics said...

The book looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

pkrueger said...

This book looks wonderful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Looks like a great book. And what a nice idea for the download. Thanks!

Donna said...

This book looks awesome! Love the chance to win it.

CountryBelle said...

Totally in! Thank you for the chance!!

B Greene said...

I am very intrigued by this book - I especially love the star section! Thanks for the pattern and the peek inside!

Linda said...

That book would be a great addition to any quilter's library-- thanks for the chance to win!

Diane said...

Liking this book! some great new ideas. Thanks for the chance :)

bhafer said...

This book looks great. Thanks for the chance.

Chelsea said...

I love that citrusy saw blade quilt. Now that I have to make!

Awesome work fat quarterly gang and thanks to everyone for the chance to win a copy.

Steven and Ginger said...

Looks like a great book for summer! Thanks.

Katie said...

Fun! thanks!!

Melody said...

This looks like a very good book.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Dora, the Quilter said...

This looks like a very interesting book--I love it when people find new and better ways to make quilting accessible.

sunnieday4u said...

It looks like a really great book. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Angela Nash said...

Looks cool - love the idea of blocks with some project plans added.

RaeLyn said...

Too Fun!

Jana said...

This book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

cakegirl said...

Looks like a very desirable addition to my craft library. Thanks for an opportunity to win a copy and a big thank you for the block pattern!

Marie said...

This book looks like a great resource! Would love to win it!

Heather said...

This book looks amazing!! Always so inspiring!! I would love to add this to my collection of books!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Paty Z said...

I´ve seen this book in other blogs and think it is awesome, it has really lovely quilts. Hope I win and thanks for the chance.

Sandy D said...

I am anxious to see the individual blocks too. Thanks

Sonja said...

Such a great book! Looks awesome!

Lynette said...

I've been following the blogger reviews of the book it's been interesting and informative! I would love a chance to win the book! Thank you!

Pam said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I'm just making my first quilt and this looks like it would be perfect!

Jacklynn said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Especially with all the different blocks and tips - a good book for this beginner. Thanks for the give away!

VickiT said...

This looks like a wonderful book for anyone but, especially those who are in need of help to learn more about quiltinh.

Thank you for the download. That looks like a great block.

Hannah said...

OOOOH!!! How exciting!!! I hope I win!! :D

christinaree said...

Looks awesome!

D said...

Looks like a great book to add to my library!

GoodsonFL@aol.com said...

I would love to have a copy of that book! Goodsonfl@gmail.com

Anne said...

Wonderful book, would love to have a copy, thank you for the chance to win one!

Mom C said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks.

Gemma said...

Fab book!

Laurie said...

Love your blog! The book looks really fun!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the chance to win, this books looks like it's packed with inspiration and great ideas!

Sarah said...

This would be fun thanks! Sarahoviatt @gmail.com

sincerely yours said...

This book looks wonderful and I can't wait to see what you make from it. Yes, I'd like a chance at winning a copy too.
Emma
douglas040@centurytel.net

EJ said...

This book looks awesome!

stephydinger at yahoo dot com

Jennie said...

Thanks for your review of the book - it's appreciated so I can get a better idea of the book. And thanks for the giveaway!

wendy said...

that book is on my wish list! I am really glad to know it's blocks and not patterns. I love to have just a jumping off point.

refibered said...

Thanks for reviewing this one -- it's currently in my Amazon cart, but I'd much rather win a copy from you!

Jill said...

I've got this on my Amazon wishlist - I would love to win this book!

Linda said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS REVIEW+FOR SHARING!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

kristine said...

looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win! krisrobb at gmail dot com

marie said...

Looks like a great book, would love to win it.

Teresa said...

This book looks like so much fun - I would love to own this book. Thank you for the free download.

Anita said...

Whew hew, sign me up!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like a great book with some inspiring patterns.

sandy said...

As a new quilter this book looks like a great resource. Thanks for the free download as well.

SpartanBabe said...

The workshop book looks great! Even for someone who has been quilting and sewing for a while, it is always good to get a refresher and sometimes a back to basics book helps you refine your techniques and make something easier!

Jennifer said...

This book is definitely on my wish list!

Loris said...

This looks inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

QuiltieComments said...

This book looks wonderful! Thank you for the free pattern and the chance to win!

Jodie Marie said...

Looks like a great book!!

Jeanne W. said...

Awesome! I only have one quilting book so another one with so much versatility would be lovely!

Belinda said...

Looks like a great book to add to my library - thanks for hosting the give away!

Mev_Lohman said...

Yes, please! What a great looking book!
gemme13@hotmail.com

Mike Pearson said...

This book is sizzlin hot :)

Laurel said...

I would love to win this book! Looks like it is jam packed with new ideas.

Sonia B said...

Looks like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance.

Tenney Family said...

I don't have a lot of books, and this one looks like so much fun! THANKS!!
taushatoad@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Thanks for the giveaway of what look to be a "need to have" on my shelf. I am a newer quilter and I can always use inspiring quilt ideas :)
Rachel
mommy2madeline@hotmail.com

Izzy said...

What a great book! Would love to win a copy!

Johanna said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway and review!

Rachael Stensrud said...

What a great idea for a book!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the giveaway of what look to be a "need to have" on my shelf. I am a newer quilter and I can always use inspiring quilt ideas :)
Rachel
mommy2madeline@hotmail.com

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

What a lovely book! The orange quilt with the circles is most beautiful, it's an interesting pattern to try.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Esch House Quilts said...

It looks like a fantastic inspiring book! Thanks for the giveaway.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Gostaria de ter este livro,obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

That bulletin board photo had some fun blocks! I would love to have a copy of this book.
Thanks Amy!

Lanie said...

As a high school teacher this looks like a must-have library addition!

Zoe said...

That's so cool. I love the orange quilt; so bright and cheerful. :)

Amy said...

gorgeous book!

Joyce said...

Would love to win, lovely!

Petra said...

Wow! Lucky winner. I don't own a single quiltbook yet, maybe it is time to start building a quilt library.

Spare Room Quilter said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Marci said...

Wow! What a great gift! Thank you for the generous opportunity!

Laurie Parrack said...

Wow! How wonderful. I love the book, it looks like there is a lot of inspiration in it. I can not wait to see more. Thank you for the Give away.

isewloveit said...

Looks like a FUN book!

Tracy said...

Yes I would love that book! Thank you for the opportunity!

Michelle said...

i would LOVE that book!

LauraC said...

I really need this book so that I can learn some new skills.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Looks like a great book...thanks for the review and chance!

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in, thanks!

Katie B. said...

60 blocks? I need it!

audrey said...

Looks like a great book to have on the shelf! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Heidi Staples said...

Such a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing a copy!

Nicole said...

This one has been on my wish list! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the generosity!
squaremeup at gmail dot com

Manoule said...
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Linda said...

Looks like a wonderful book! I would love to win it!

tabbiegirl said...

Would love to add this to my quilt book collection. It looks very interesting!

CitricSugar said...

Oooh - thanks for the chance, Amy!

bruinbr said...

I totally thought it was a book of patterns! Nice to know it's actually blocks! Fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Irenoski88 said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! I would really love to win the book!

Liz DandeliondD said...

Great review
I'd be so happy if I won this book.
xxxx

Morgan Koji said...

I have been wanting to start quilting, and this book is what I need to push me over!

DKB said...

this book was already on my list. looks like a definite must have, especially for a new quilter that needs to branch out

Kacey said...

Yay for new inspiration!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Sweet! I love the hexagon freebie. That works great as a scrapbuster :) I'm sure the book only gets better from there.

dolores said...

Hahaha! I'm going to brag to you Amy....I got all four of them to autograph my copy at the FQ Retreat in London!!:) Soooo...you can skip me if I win....or just send me something YOU made! Hahahahaha!! xoxo

Mrs. C said...

Yeah for quilting!

rbjaneite said...

It looks inspiring! I like the blue and orange string block in the photo - they're not shades I would have thought to match, but they look great together!

Wanda said...

I'd love to win this book. The patterns look unique and wonderful.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the look of this book - I'm going to keep my fingers firmly crossed!!! Thank you!

Miss Maman said...

WOW! Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katy Cameron said...

I got a chance to paw/drool over this at FQR, but I keep forgetting to buy it, so I'm hoping I win ;o) Thanks for the chance!

Paige said...

Looks like a neat book! I'd love to win it :)

Vegmers said...

I would love to have a look through and use this book!

JAKandGEEGEE said...

This book looks do fab! Would love to have a copy. Polly@jakandgeegee

Nanette Merrill said...

I love the fat quarterly crowd. They are good people. Looks like a great book.

ritainalaska said...

great review for this book! thanx for giving us a piece of it ... love the pentagon flower ... and for the oportunity to win a copy

Sonia said...

Seems like an awesome book. Thanks for the opportunity

willow said...

Just finished my second quilt, and I just love quilting books Many thanks.

tatiana said...

que libro mas bonito y lleno de ideas

Irenoski88 said...

Thank you very much for the generous giveaway!

bethanndodd said...

Eek! I love all the blocks on that corkboard! Thanks for the chance!
Smiles~Beth

Annabanana said...

Looks like such a fun book ! I've been wanting to try EPP but have been too chicken...this block is worth trying though. Thanks for the giveaway!

Caroline said...

Looks like a great book, would love to win a copy!!

Ramona said...

This book looks great. I love to see new quilt blocks. Thanks for a chance to win and for the download.

Jenelle said...

Thanks for the fantastic review. This book is on my list of ones I'd like to purchase. :) Thanks for the chance!

brooke said...

This looks like a fantastic resource!! I would love to win!!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Kary said...

Awesome site! The book looks like a great tool to have.

MellieWo said...

Sounds like a perfect book for me. I'm still a beginner but love a good challenge. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Christine M said...

This looks like such a lovely book. I'd love to have a look all the way through it. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Stephanie said...

Looks great! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Miss Beau Jangles said...

I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

Erin Jewell said...

I keep trying to muster the courage to try quilting, I even have some washed and pressed charm squares at the ready but I need some more motivation. As if there isn't enough on your blog!!!!! Maybe this would push me over the edge.

Lisa Marie said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. This book would be such fun to use for the innovative designs and techniques. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie said...

I've lost my quilting mojo and this book might help me find it! Thanks for the chance.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think this book is one of the best new books around, along with Sunday Morning Quilts.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I trust your review Amy that this is a great book!

justacraftymom said...

Looks like a great book! Thank you for the review and give away!!!

Valerie said...

Looks like a great new book! Thanks for the review and chance to win!

Sydnie said...

Oh, I've had my eye on this book! It looks so cool. Thanks for the giveaway, and for the free block & template!! So awesome!

Cecilia said...

Thank you for the great giceaway! I love quilt books and Fat Quarterly! I can hardly wait to get my hands on one of these!
~Cecilia

Patti Shanks said...

Fabulous book and giveaway.Thanks!

jenna said...

Awesome giveaway!

pizzaeater said...

Great book!

Harrysmum said...

Thanks for the taster project - I'm dying to get a copy of the book, but it's not out in the Uk till the Autumn!

Pat V. said...

Wow, this looks like a must-have for my quilting library. Thanks for the chance to win!

Esther said...

I'm the beginner this workshop was designed for.

wtpooh11 said...

I would love to be able to look through this book for ideas. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Ms. De said...

This book looks amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!

Ms. De said...
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Esther said...

I'm the beginner this workshop was designed for.

Patty said...

Looks like a really cool book, Thanks for sharing the block too!

Angela said...

That book looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

linny said...

Book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win it.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Aebrimer said...

I would love love love the book! As I am an expectant mom and would love some new quilting ideas. It looks amazing

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun book!

Margaret and Larry said...

I bet that I could learn a lot from this book.

annemarie said...

Sounds like a book I would love - thanks for the chance to win!

Beth, Jessica and Jennifer Pyle said...

Would love another inspirational book!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks like a great book. Put my name in the hat please.

Meg said...

I got a chance to browse through a copy at the library a couple of weeks ago--it's fantastic! Which means I need my own copy! :)

KerryQ said...

I can't wait to flip through a copy in person. Thanks!

PattyR62 said...

This looks like a great book, and I thank you for sharing with us, and for giving us a pattern to try.

Velita said...

Looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the giveaway : )

c said...

Different is good, I would liek very much to share this with my friends so they can get their own. aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

nettie said...

This book looks like something I could really USE and ENJOY!
Thanks for the review and the giveaway.
Nettie

Fran said...

I love the Fat Quarterly blog & am really interested to see their new book. Your review is terrific & now I know I want & need this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary said...

Wow! That looks like a fascinating book! I love its uniqueness. Thanks for a chance to win.

kulazzv said...

Looks like a interesting and fun book.Can't wait to get that book.Thanks for chance to win.

Leslie Loves Quilts said...

Wow! What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

That book is calling my name and I sure hope you do too.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Debbie

Cindy said...

This book looks wonderful!! Looks different than most and I'm sure would help this beginner out lots!!:) Thanks for the chance!
orr20004(at)msn(dot)com

hennies.pennies said...

Thank you for sharing the block and to have an opportunity to win a wonderful book! Be especially blessed, Kathy

sandyb said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful book!!!! It looks great!

Thank you for the chance to win!

sandy720 at gmail dot com

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