Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gratuitous Self Promotion Week

I'll bet you didn't realize we were celebrating self-promotion this week? Sure. It begins the day after National Bosses Day.
Well, not really, but I'm going to engage in a wee bit of self-promotion this week anyway. Before you turn the page or click your mouse, there's stuff in it for you, so, stay with me.
About a year ago a friend and author, Spike Gillespie, contacted me about a new book she was writing. Spike is a well-known local author and had written several books including one about quilting. She was now working on a second quilt-oriented book focused on art quilts and their makers. I mentioned in my last post that I used to make art quilts and that I'd had some success exhibiting them. Spike wanted to interview me and shoot pictures of some of those quilts for her book.



Her book, Quilting Art, was recently released and it is definitely worth a look. It's packed with wonderful quilted art from 20 contemporary quilters as well as studio scenes and interviews. Spike even included a sidebar with each interview featuring some bit of advice from the artist. The book is well laid out and and organized. There's even a photo of each of the artists.



I have 3 of my quilts included in my section, all of which hang in my house. Remember what I said about running out of wall space in the previous post?




Actually that last quilt was made as a bed quilt from my middle daughter, but it now hangs in our stairwell. I got tired of picking it up off the floor.

I hope you're inspired to take a look at the book through the link. It really is quite lovely. And, if you'd like to try to at win a copy, feel free to leave a comment and I'll award one to a randomly chosen person. Thankfully, I have two, one to keep and one to share.
Good luck!

88 comments:

Eileen Paulin said...

Congratulations Malka! Well deserved, wonderful coverage of your great work.

Karen said...

Beautiful book, and congrats for being in it!

Bison Girl said...

Congratulations! It looks like a great book. Just in time for me to add it to my Christmas list!

Debbie said...

Mazal Tov, Malka, for having your work shown in such a prestigious book! I would love to have a copy of it.

Tara said...

Look like a great book! The quilts of yours that are pictured look a bit different than the ones we usually see. So looking forward to your new book too! Thanks for the chance to win!

beth said...

looks like a wonderful book...and yeah! you're in it!

KateKwiltz said...

That's fantastic! Looks like it would be a great addition to my coffee table!
Congratulations!

Kris said...

What a great book! congrats on being included

duckyhouse said...

wonderful and congratulations!

Amber said...

How exciting for you!! What a great book to showcase your work too - congratulations!

Jenny said...

congratulations on being featured in this great book. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

2 littlemammas llc. said...

Looks neat! Your quilts are so amazing.

Beth said...

I love looking at modern quilts! Congratulations - you work is amazing and certainly inspiring.

sally said...

I think it's always a little healthy to self promote. What a wonderful book.

Kelli said...

Congrats on having your quilts published! How neat!

I'm an painter new to quilting, and have been looking for some awesome inspirational books! I would love a copy of this one!

Fran said...

Congratulations ! Beautiful book...& your quilts
are just gorgeous ! Colorful & fun ! Can't wait
to take a peek at the book......

Erin said...

Congratulations! Looks like a great book. I was so excited last week to get an email from Amazon saying your book "Color Your Cloth" was coming sooner than expected. I received it yesterday and I can't wait to have some time to really check it out! I love your work!

Tam said...

That looks like an amazing and inspiring book! Congratulations on being a part of it!

Frogdancer said...

Your house must be awash with colour! I love the way you combine different colours so fearlessly.

mjb said...

I'd love to look through it!

Diana Ramirez said...

I actually saw Spike autographing the book at a booth at Quilt Festival this weekend. I didn't know your quilts were featured in the book. Congratulations!

fancystitching said...

Congrats on being published again! I love your work, and this is a very-well-deserved honor for you.

Kat

pklaw said...

Congratulations! Your work deserves this honor - very inspirational!

Joyce said...

How exciting to be in a book! I'd love to win a copy.

Sue said...

congratulations, it looks like a beautiful book.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's really exciting!

Tina W

lynn said...

you work looks good anywhere!
you have an amazing sense of color and form...
mazel tov!

lynn said...

YOUR work is amazing - Would love to win the book -- need inspiration! Keep up the good work Malka!

trixi said...

That last quilt looks amazing... I can't believe it was a bed quilt...actually I can't believe it always ended up on the floor!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I don't know when you made those quilts (hopefully I'll win, so I can find out) but you can still see you and your current work in them.

Sharon said...

This looks like a great book, glad I found your blog today. I love the pics of the orange couch from a few posts ago!

marjay said...

This looks like an exciting book and showcases your quilts in a beautiful way. It would be a great addition to my book shelves.

stephanie said...

i'm just about to start my first art quilt and i'm quite excited! yours are beautiful

Misty said...

Looks like a great book! How fun for you to share your projects!

Kristin L said...

Congratulations on the most excellent press!

Anonymous said...

What an honor! I would love a copy of the book. Kristy in Ohio

folksmith said...

I enjoy reading your blog. i look every day hoping that you've written on your blog. it really gets me motivated. wish i lived next door to you. sure hope i win the book.

HerbieDogDigs said...

Oh, be still my heart! Those look fabulous!

Lesley said...

De-lurking to say well done, a great achievement!
I'm a longtime admirer of all your work.

gwensmom said...

Wow that book looks great! Congrats on yet more press.

sewtakeahike said...

Congratulations Malka! It looks like a book to be proud to be included in!

Jackie said...

It looks like a fantastic book! Congratulations to you for being included, what a thrill. Thank you for sharing one of your books. Good luck to everyone.

Melanie said...

Malka,
Beautiful work! How fun to see your creations in print! Looks like a really wonderful book!

robinde said...

This looks like a lovely book... congrats on all your upcoming publications!

colorific said...

The cover of the book is beautiful. It really has me intrigued. I love the 3rd quilt that you show in this post. The complexity and interplay of color are really fun to explore.

Andrea said...

Wow! The colors and textures leap out from the screen - wish I could see them up close. Thanks for such a great giveaway - and congratulations!

Marit said...

Your art quilts are so beautiful and colorful - lovely. (I can relate to running out of wall space.) And I would love to have a chance at winning the giveaway..

vesna said...

so many beautiful quilts and so much work in them..adorable!!

OldRound said...

Your quilts look like paintings!

pattynubs said...

How wonderful that your work has been documented! paltier at rpj-aps dot com.

denise said...

Hey, if you can't promote yourself, who will? I love these types of show-off books. Instructional ones can be beneficial, but I like seeing artists' work and what they've done -- to use as inspiration, or just plain old eye candy!

Thanks for letting us know about this book and how fantastic your work looks in it.

leah said...

Malka...Congratulations! You always give me inspiration - I'd love to win the book!

Shelly said...

I just got your book in the mail (I had preordered it on Amazon)and it is fantastic! I would love to have this other one too!

Tonya said...

Congratulations. Your work is so inspiring, and deserves to be recognized. Thank you for sharing!

MichelleB said...

Lovely quilts! Mine are definitely not art quilts, but there are times I've put my kids' quilts away because I get tired of picking them up off the floor.

Ann said...

It looks like a fabulous book. Congrats on getting your quilts in it.

Ann

farmgirlstudio said...

Congrats!!!!

robin mg lawrenz said...

pretty pretty! and so inspiring! :o)

Pam said...

Nothing wrong with tooting your own horn. Someone's got to do it,it may as well be you. ;0] (it might be part of the secret to success as well) I'm happy to see you getting recognition, your work is amazing.

KatyK said...

Congratulations! Well deserved - love your work

Heather said...

Malka, congratulations - I haven't been on the blog scene in a while but I've been trying to keep up with your art through bloglines. These are just gorgeous, and I will definitely follow the link and take a peek at the book.

Linda in MI said...

How wonderful to be in print - congrats!

I'd love a chance at winning the books, it looks great.

Rita said...

you're becoming quite the celebrity! That book looks lovely and inspiring

Jamie said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Glad you are a part of it! Looking forward to seeing the book in person (whether I win or not!). Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Aussie Jo said...

Well done on being featured in a book, it is a great compliment. I'm sure all the quilts are as inspiring as yours, so I would love to win a copy.
Cheers

HollyM said...

It must be truly exciting to see your work published! I'd love the book.

Kellie Bledsoe said...

I love your use of color. Can't wait to see the book!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! I love your work!

Claudia said...

Congratulations, the book looks beautiful. You must be so excited!

Fulvia said...

Well done! In particular, that third photograph is so visually exciting! Thank you for showing it to us.

SarahVee said...

The book looks like a beautiful read. I would love a chance to win it! Thanks for promoting yourself:)

Renee said...

Wow, what a fascinating book! I'm relatively new to the art quilt world and love to see the wide variety of quilts and ideas out there! I love your site and art (really, not trying to kiss up, just thought you should know).

mathea said...

Congratulations! I've been thinking of adding this book to my wish list, and knowing you are in it gives me more reason to do so, even if your style has changed. Love that bed quilt!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and thanks for the "show and tell"! Your work is so amazing.

Shari

Rene' said...

Congratulations!!! The book looks like it has great pictures and information inside. Would love to have the opportunity to win this great book. Thanks.

sugarcreekstuff said...

Wow, congrats for those beautiful quilts being in such a beautiful book.

My word verification is "pressn", as you must have done a lot of pressn to get those quilts nice and flat. ;-)

Nancy said...

I received your book earlier this week it is wonderful! I would love to add this one to my collection!

Ingrid said...

Congratulations!Looks like a wonderful book!Having lots of fun with your gorgeous fabric!

nanann said...

Congrats!! I love being inspired by art quilt books.

Emily said...

congrats! it looks like a great publication

Kelly said...

Congratulations. I know I'm getting very capable of picking your quilts/fabric out at the magazine rack. Keep it up. I enjoy reading.

Mearaid said...

I work in a library and that book is sitting on my desk waiting for me to catalogue it. I'm certainly going to give it a good looking through before I send it off to the patrons.

schnoobie said...

VERY cool ! I've been collecting the "Quilt National" Publications as long as they have been available.....I love this stuff! Big Fat congrats on your inclusion in this new book.... I love what you are doing (so glad you got that one up on the wall and off the floor!)

Cindy said...

Congratulations! You do wonderful work and it shows so well in the book!

Tanya said...

It is nice to see quilts as art. Quilts are the perfect blend of art and utility. Congrats on being in the book and on all the beautiful quilts you have created!

Connie said...

Malka, your work is beautiful and the book looks great.

Sally Hess said...

Congratulations! Those quilts are all beautiful!

Diane said...

Congratulations on being included in this beautiful book