This post has been edited to include a GIVEAWAY too. See the bottom for details :)
Admittedly I'm a book worm....and always have been. On any given day you will find no less than 6-8 books next to my bed and my chair...yep over 16 books....I'm insatiable. I LOVE BOOKS and I LOVE Susan Brubaker Knapp's latest book, Point, Click, Quilt.
Point, Click, Quilt was the first book I grabbed when I got to review the newest releases at Checker Distributors . I sat down and went through each page and gobbled it right up. If you have been a long time reader of the IHAN blog you already know how much I adore Susan's work. Believe it or not, I actually am fortunate enough to own one of her pieces...true :)
Look at how beautiful the Introduction page is to Point, Click, Quilt. The colors, stitching, and design just grab me....and that is just the beginning!
Susan shares how to take great photos for translation into an art quilt. Then she discusses design and composition before she moves on to the process of translating that photo into a great art quilt. After reading through her book I felt so much more confident and encouraged to create more art quilts of my own.
Did you know Susan also has DVD's....she does and I own both of them and have to say they are excellent...I highly recommend not only Point, Click, Quilt but also her DVD's - Master Machine Quilting and Master Machine Stitching.
If it were not for watching Susan's DVD's I don't think I would have ever even considered doing any thread painting. I thought that was for artists and clearly I'm not an artist (I know we are all creative...but honestly there is a real difference...trust me:)
This is "Red Eyed Tree Frog" my treasured Susan Brubaker Knapp (Blue Moon River) art quilt. It hangs in my kitchen and I absolutely love it. Go check out the Gallery at Blue Moon River...I promise you will really enjoy yourself. After your visit, I'm sure you will then completely understand why I highly recommend Point, Click, Quilt and Susan's DVDs.
Susan would love to giveaway an autographed copy of Point, Click Quilt to one very lucky IHAN blog reader. Isn't that fantastic? Make sure you leave a comment by Friday August 26, 2011 on this post and a winner will be drawn by random number generator. Best of luck to everyone....this is such a wonderful opportunity. THANK YOU Susan....this is terrific!!!