ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Last of This Celebration's Blog Give-away

Here are the four fat quarters of hand-dyed velvet being shipped to Sharon Bourque, who was the winner of the most recent celebratory blog give-away.

There are two prizes for the grand finale.

The first prize is a copy of Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women by Ann Futterman Collier.  Dr. Collier wrote this book to help mental health professionals incorporate textiles into their art therapy programs, but it is written in terms that anyone can understand, especially those of us who have stories about how quilts brought healing to our lives.  I am one of several artists interviewed in the book.  To win this book, please share a personal story here about the healing aspects of quilts by midnight EST on Thursday, January 31.  I will award the book to my favorite story.  If that sounds hard, I will tell you that someone already posted a suggestion that I award prizes to the person with the most creative story.  

The second prize is four fat quarters of hand-dyed fabrics (colour choices are yours). These can be won by being the first person to leave a post saying you want them!


  1. Am I the first? Hope so, I'd love some of your fabrics!

  2. You are the first Laura! First and only. I suspect others may not have read until the end of my post ;-))

    What colours would you like? You can also have a meter of one thing if you prefer, or whatever divisions you want down to fat quarters. Or I can pick you some of my favorites that my customers usually love. Up to you.

  3. Congratulations Laura!! but you're not the only one!!

  4. ooh, I almost didn't read to the end because I need to think about the first question but I also wanted to comment on how gorgeous and luscious the velvets are. nice!

  5. Elaine, those velvets are so pretty, where do you buy it? And is it cotton or a blend?

    1. The velvet comes from Dharma Trading Co. It is 18% silk and 82% rayon. It dyes more vibrantly than any other fibre! The rayon just sucks up the dye and it has a beautiful sheen that reflects the colour. I did a blog post last year on how I use the velvet in quilts. You can find it here: http://www.elainequehl.blogspot.ca/2012/01/working-with-velvets-silks-organza-in.html

  6. Oh.. I missed to be the first. :D
    Great book but I had no experience on healing any quilts. Thanks for sharing.


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