Friday, August 26, 2011

Want a free book? So do I

Several weeks ago Martha Sielman, the executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates and the author of a new quilt book, put out a call for bloggers who might like to review the new book.  I signed up, because I love to review books (used to do that with regular books in a previous life), as well as to read book reviews by other people.  In fact, I consider myself a well-informed reader once removed: even though I rarely read new books, I always read the reviews and could probably even participate intelligently in a cocktail party conversation about many books if only I went to cocktail parties.

So Lark Books, the publisher of Martha's book, put my name on a list for a project that has escalated from simple book reviews to an elaborate "blog hop and giveaway."  Every day for almost a month, some fiber art blogger gives away a free copy of the book, and today it's my turn to do so.

Leave a comment in response to this post (consult the little box at the top of the right-hand column if you have trouble) and I'll choose one at random to get the free book, which Lark will send to you.  Hey, I'll even be a sport and wait till midnight Saturday before I close it off and choose the lucky winner.

Now I'm sure you're wanting to read the book review.  Unfortunately Lark hasn't managed to get the book to me yet.  There's planning, and then there's execution.  Shortly after the book arrives, you'll read the review.  Whenever.  Don't hold your breath.

75 comments:

  1. I loved the first book and would love to see this one as well!
    Thanks!
    Katy
    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  2. I would love to win this book. Great giveaway!

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  3. I would love to have this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. I signed up to be a reviewer too, but I think Lark didn't want to send to Australia... So I'm trying my luck here! ;-)

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  5. I would love to review books. How fun is that? But I would also like to get a free book. I have tried to win this one on a few other blogs, so will try here as well.

    Found your blog recently and am "hooked". You give me something to think about after reading and a few techniques (new to me) to try to keep my self current. Thank You.

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  6. I too would love to win this book. But even if I don't, your daily blog has been a source of inspiration and learning for me Kathy, Thanks. Lynn in New Mexico

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  7. I just completed a two day work session with one of the featured artist, Carolyn Crump. Her 3D pieces and thread painting are fantastic.

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  8. I'm a regular reader of your blog, and yes, I would like to win a free book!

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  9. I have the first book and would love to have the companion. I'm enjoying your tutorials on piecing. Your student's work looks great!

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  10. This book is number one on my Amazon wishlist! I would love to have this inspiring book :) ashleymichelle7281@yahoo.com

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  11. This is a book I would love to own! Please count me in!!

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  12. I've heard great things about this book and would love it. Thanks for having such a great blog!

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  13. I have the first book and am sure I would enjoy the second one as much. It would be a great addition to my collection.

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  14. I enjoy your blog, and would definitely love to see this volume next to the first that already sits on my bookshelf.

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  15. Put my name in the hat for the free book!

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  16. Love your blog. Would love to have the book.

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  17. I look forward to your review of this book which would be a great addition to my library. I admire anyone who can write a good book review, because I am not a good writer---writing is almost painful for me, and reading my prose is probably painful for others, ha-ha.

    I've been reading your blog for about 3 weeks now adn look forward to your posts. Thanks very much.

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  18. I would love to win a copy. Looks like great inspiration!

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  19. I am very curious to see how this second book compares to the first.

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  20. I would love to win a copy of this book. The first one is wonderful.

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  21. The comment above written by Beverly could have been written by me, especially since my name is also Beverly. So I'll post as Beverlyanne and hope I get the book.

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  22. The first volume of Masters: Art Quilts is wonderful. I would love to have this companion volume too! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  23. I love finding new to me blogs on blog hops - and giveaways are always fun. Sign me up for a chance to win Masters 2 please.

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  24. I normally read your blog via google reader, which means I don't have the facility to add comments - and I'm very lazy about going to your actual blog - sorry. However, I've got the first book in this series, and love it, so here I am. It also gives me the opportunity to say thanks for your blog. I read it regularly, and always enjoy it, and always get something out of it. Just wish I would act on the inspirations - I'm so good at procrastinating by reading other people's blogs!

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  25. Have to confess that I have not seen the first book, but looking at the cover of this one has me intrigued. Thanks for a chance to own it.

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  26. This looks a great book - I'd love to win a copy!!

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  27. Even without a review I suspect this will be a wonderful book.

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  28. Just re-reviewed the first book and it is so inspiring. Would love to win this one!

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  29. I would love a new book to add to my library!

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  30. I look forward to reading your review but in the meantime I'd love to win and read this book myself! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  31. The cover is beautiful -- even the cover is inspiring!

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  32. I can count on you to give an honest review.

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  33. Kathleen, I know if I don't win it, I'll buy it anyway, but still, I'd love to win it!

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  34. Hi Kathleen, I've enjoyed reading some of your blog posts. You have quite a bit of thought provoking information here! I'd appreciate being included in the chance to receive the Masters Art Quilt Book. I dont't own the first volume, but I've seen it and I'm sure volume 2 won't disappoint. Thanks. john_alden@comcast.net

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  35. I would be delighted if I won this book, SAQA have many amazing artists among their number and this book would be an inspiration. I shall look forward to reading your review too.

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  36. It would make my day to win this book. As a studio artist, I continually have to be re-charged. I think this would do it for me. Hope I win!

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  37. Would love a copy. Thanks for the opportunity to win one! Enjoyed reading your blog. Have not been here before

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  38. Please throw my name in the hopper, Kathy! I'd love to win this book. Thanks!

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  39. Great giveaway, would love to win it!

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  40. I'm sure the book will be just as cool as the last one! I refer back to it - time and time again!

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  41. I'd love a copy! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

    Leigh
    pdxtriathlete AT gmail
    I can't seem to comment as anything but anonymous... Existentially, should that tell me something?

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  42. You've got a neat blog, glad I found you!

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  43. What great inspiration this would be! Would love to win.

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  44. me me me! i have the first book in this series and i'd love the second.

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  45. I need this...volume 1 is lonesome!

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  46. What a beautiful looking book! Don't the fish look as if they could swim away? Thanks for the opportunity to review it! Linda

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  47. I would love to win this one. I love the first book so this one would look great next to it.

    If you just change your comments to "pop up window" no one will have trouble leaving you a comment.

    msfab14 at yahoo.com

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  48. Love the blog hop and the book is a nice collection of several SAQA artists...thanks for hosting this review of Vol. 2. My Best, joni

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  49. Please count me in. I loved the first book and would love to get the 2nd one too!

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  50. Hope you grab my name-I'd love to win the book.

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  51. Twelve by twelve is one of my favorites. I'd love to add this to my library. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  52. will try different computer and different browser - i WANT to comment,,,,, (did it work?)

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  53. Thanks for adding me to your list! Elizabeth

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  54. I would love a copy of the book. The cover art is very inviting! I'm sorry that you haven't gotten a copy to review yet.

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  55. If it's a book with fabric and thread I don't even care about the review! Sign me up!! Thanks much!

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  56. Recently found your blog and have been greatly enjoying it ever since. (When I saw the photo of the lizard carved in the tree stump, I realized we are neighbors!) Thank you for the chance to win this book. The first one was fabulous and I'll bet this one will be also.

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  57. I would definitely love to win a copy of the book, love art pieces and hope to do some myself this year.

    Debbie

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  58. I would love to win a copy of the book.

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  59. I'd love a copy of the book, so please include me. I also love to do reviews, so I'm going to have to put my name into the Lark review-er pool too. I hope I get picked on both counts!

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  60. I would love to win this book! Thank you for hosting the give away and for sharing your wonderful art work. Diane also

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  61. Everybody loves this book! I guess it really worths it. I will take a chance too! Thanks!

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  62. Thanks for participating in this blog roll; fun to see new things. I'd love cc of the book.

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  63. I've signed up for my name to be drawn no-telling-how-many-times, but here goes again. Wishing me luck. I have been following your blog on my Google reader.
    Martha Ginn

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  64. I like free books! Especially when the subject is textiles, and patchwork in particular.

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  65. I love quilting and textile books. Would love to win! Can't wait to read your review.

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  66. hahaa I would love to read the review but I want this already. Loved the first volume! Thanks for the chance to win.

    liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

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  67. Love the outside of the book.... would love to be able to look inside it!!

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  68. Hi,

    I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your daily photo de jour. The pothole one made me laugh! Thanks for your fine line piecing tutorial, it's very helpful.

    I would love to win a copy of this book, it would be very happy at my house. I look forward to your review either way.

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  69. I would love to be the lucky winner. I hear it is a beautiful book. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  70. I really like the idea of blog hops like this. The opportunity to win a book motivated me to hop along from blog to blog and I'm benefiting hugely by being introduced to so many wonderful blogs. Yeah Lark for coming up with this concept.

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  71. Please pick me!!! I would love to have this book. Thanks.

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  72. I feel sure this is a book worth having, thank-you for the opportunity. grace:weftandwarp(at) hotmail(dot)com

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