Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sew Much Fun

I'm so excited for my lovely friend Candy Glendening and pleased to be part of a blog hop to celebrate her latest achievement. She's a prolific designer and I'm sure you've seen her many clever projects in various Quilting Arts publications. Now 18 of them are available in an e-book: Create Handmade Gifts for All: 18 projects for everyone on your list.

Candy is a natural teacher, and I've always appreciated her clear and complete instructions. 
She has a knack for color and design that gives her projects a contemporary flair. I love that her mini bird quilts, pictured below, could be used in so many ways - as gift tags, Christmas ornaments, or wall decorations.
Ever since I saw these jester stockings they've been calling my name. I think this is the year to make them.

So if you're looking for quick and stylish projects for the holidays and beyond this e-book is just the ticket. 

To celebrate the release of her e-book Candy is having a lovely giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post. The drawing will close Wednesday, September 24 and I'll announce 2 winners Thursday morning. The first person will receive a hard copy of last year’s “Quilting Arts Gifts” magazine. The second person’s name goes into a drawing for the Grand Prize, the messenger bag Candy made that is featured on the cover of the e-book. Candy will announce the Grand Prize winner the following Monday on her blog. Make sure your comment is connected to an email so I can contact you. And check back on September 25 to see if you’ve won. Be sure to visit all the blogs below for more chances to win.

48 comments:

patty a. said...

The projects in this book look like a lot of fun to make. Who wouldn't love to win one of Candy's messenger bags!

Anonymous said...

I like all Candy's project, hard to choose,thank you for the give away...marta....martamanole@yahoo.com

helen j said...

I love Candy's cool projects, and her online classes are tres cool also.

Andrea York said...

These projects look like great fun and just in time for holiday sewing!

Beth said...

I would love to make more handmade presents this year - the bag is lovely!

Jackie Thompson said...

I like the projects included in this book. I am excited to see the rest of them.

Renee G said...

Her book looks lovely - I'm sure I could find some projects in it to inspire me.

Jody said...

This looks like a great book to have! Would love to win this one.

WoolenSails said...

It looks like a wonderful book and i love books and magazines for gift giving.

Debbie

quiltzyx said...

I love the projects in Candy's new book! So many great ideas to choose from.

OhioLori said...

What a cool book! Soooo many great projects!!! & the chance to win the Bag is Awesome too!

KaHolly said...

This definitely looks like a must have book! Lots of fun projects.

Lisa Marie said...

Making and giving handmade gifts is so rewarding -- the fun of making the project and the joy when the recipient really likes it.

Janie said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Jess Burns said...

Those jester stockings are a hoot! Not my style but I know people who would find them worth a laugh. :)

jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

L. Kienbaum said...

This really jump-starts my creative scheming for holiday gifts... Doesn't fabric just bring out the quilting addict in us all? Thanks -- Laura

jinsnapp said...

Love, love, love the stockings!

Michele Matucheski said...

Candy is a great teacher, too!

Bellamy said...

These projects have Christmas presents written all over them. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love the free motion quilting doodles she adds to her projects. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

vdods1@gmail.com

GranChris said...

I love the neat stockings. I will have to make my grandsons each one this year.

GranChris said...

The stockings are calling me. My grandsons need these. So I will be sewing away.

Ellee said...

Candy is indeed a wonderful teacher! Clear directions, patience galore, and a great sense of humor. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

tantalizingtints said...

Thank you for the give away. I like making handmade gifts for the holidays.

sophie said...

I love the hanging storage ... and have just the spot for something like that in my workroom.

Michele T said...

I was seriously thinking about making everyone stockings this Christmas... even the dog!!

Catskill Quilter said...

THanks for the chance to win!

Gina said...

What a wonderful array of projects!

Jody Herbert said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

Lizzie said...

I love the row houses in the book...they so remind me of home and would make a fun "selfie" present. But, there are other projects that would make great gifts.

stitchedbyme said...

Over the past couple of years, I have seen several of the projects that are now in Candy's book. My favorite is the hanging organizer pouches. I need to gift myself the time to make one or many.

Walter said...

Great giveaway! fun projects pjrquilter@msn.com

terrieannie said...

From what I see, every project in Candy's book is going on my 'to do' list!

Lydia said...

On my list: to take Candy's online classes and to take yours Diane on creating fabric with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Candy's ebook would be icing on the cake.

Anonymous said...

These are all great projects. My favorites are the houses and the hanging organizer bags. Candy's colors are great. You can reach me at >> realyuseful /at/ optusnet [dot] com {dot} au _ cheers, SpicyNut

Charmed Life said...

What lovely projects, so bright and colorful! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is packed with great gift ideas! Thanks for the chance to win! I love your work too Diane! So inspiring! I have downloaded many of your tutorials and watched you on Quilting Arts TV. Thank you for sharing! if i win, i am at mind dot less at comcast dot net

Barb in Mi said...

I love the colorful stockings - and the messenger bag is fabulous! Thank you!

Michelle Jude said...

Love this and looks like a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love all the beautiful colors Candy uses. Beautiful projects!

Thank you and Candy for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Cloud 9 said...

Love the bag, beautiful colors and design - super awesome!

nicolesender said...

I'd love to have this book. The gift ideas are great!

Arianna M. said...

These look great! I'd love to read the book.

Sylvia said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book and the bag!

Kathy E. said...

There is nothing more special than a gift that is handmade...to either receive or give! I love to make my gifts and see the recipient's expression of joy. I'd also love to win this book for more ideas!

Marlyn Anderson said...

I love using that gorgeous fabric for these projects.

Linda said...

Those jester stockings are so cute!!!!

leang heng said...

What a wonderful array of projects!

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