ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer
Friday, March 30, 2012
Announcing "The Natural World" Book Give-away
I just returned last night after my 15 day teaching and lecturing trip to the Greater Toronto area. Waiting for me when I got home was a few copies of "Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World". You've heard me talk about this book for a while, and I can tell you it is gorgeous! Given that nature is my muse, of course I would find a book on the natural world gorgeous! However, this book contains works by some of my favorite artists! I am also one of the 19 artists featured in the book. The others are: Judith Trager, Paula Chung, Ginny Smith, Ginny Eckley, Sally Dillon, Karen Miller, Cassandra Williams, Betty Busby, Annie Helmericks-Louder, Dominie Nash, Katherine Allen, Annemieke Main, Melani Brewer, Ruth McDowell, Dottie Moore, Nancy G. Cook, Barbara Barick-McKie and Patricia Gould. Each artist has a 6-page spread, with photos and an interview. Martha Sielman interviewed each artist in depth, and it is clear she took the time to research the work of each artist as the questions are very specific to each individual.
I was also pleased to find two photos of my work on the back cover of the book (upper right and lower left)!
Here's a sneak peek at the first two pages of the section about me. Even though it isn't my favorite work, they really seem to have liked that tree, as they printed it large and used it on the back cover.
I will be blogging about my Toronto trip shortly. I do want to say thank you to a couple of readers who wrote to ask if I was OK, since I haven't written for so long. I am actually in better shape than when I left!
Today I am giving away a copy of "Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World" to the first person who posts a comment to my blog.