Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In which I redirect you to other places

Oh, but you're going to be so happy I redirected you because you're going to pretty places with lots of bright colors and opportunities to win stuff. I mentioned last week that there was some fun online stuff happening in conjunction with the publication of Color Your Cloth and today I'm sending you off to three amazing sites run by three incredibly talented women.

The first place, Pink Chalk Studio, is Kathy Mack's wonderful blog. If you've picked up a sewing magazine in the past few years, you've seen Kathy's terrific designs. As we speak her work is on the cover of the Quilting Arts Gifts issue. Along with designing, Kathy runs a great online fabric store where you can find the latest from Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, and many of the new designers that are energizing commercial fabrics.
Kathy has crafted a set of lovely coasters from some of my hand dyed fabric and is offering a free book to one lucky commenter. Head on over there and check that out as the comments close on Wednesday.

Next set your cursor for Blair's wonderful spot on the internet, wise craft. I've long admired Blair's blog and, in all honesty, been a lurker there for longer than I've been a regular commenter. I love the projects she makes, her writing style and just the feel of her space. She too has crafted an inspirational project with some hand dyed fabric and offers her take on Color Your Cloth.

Don't head home yet because if you do you'll be so disappointed you didn't stop by Jennifer's blog. Not only does Jennifer write a wonderful blog by she also runs her own online store, JCasa Handmade , where she sells her patterns and creations. I'm a huge fan of Jennifer's and was lucky enough to get to meet her in the non-virtual sense last February.
Her post about the book not only features a giveaway of three items, but a free tutorial for making an adorable set of soft baby blocks. I'm at that stage of my life where none of my friends are having babies anymore, but no one is yet at that grandparent stage, so I am racking my brain trying to think who I can make these for. I'm so in love with them I might just make them for myself.

Finally, if you're interested in doing some real life traveling and you're local, I'm having a book signing at Book Woman this Sunday, November 15, at 3:30. I'll talk a bit about the book, show off some of the projects and offer a giveaway prize to some attendee. Best of all, I'm baking cookies!
If you live in Austin or nearby, I'd love to see you there.

12 comments:

Ellen said...

Congrats on the book! I always get a thrill when I see a fellow Texan in the quilting blogs. Thanks for the Hex Pin-Cushion tutorial!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Congrats! I love that blue and yellow ovals pillow on the first link and the purple saturated fabric on the second link! You go girl.

I'm going to post about you on my blog today. If you want to mention that here, you may.

Karen said...

Congratulations on the book! I follow your blog because I love seeing your creations! I love the fabrics you design. I don't live in Austen, but my brother does. I should send him over!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Such excitement following the official publication! Such wonderful news for you.

KatyK said...

Too bad it was not last Sunday when we were in Austin.
Love your work; thanks for sharing

pattynubs said...

What a great post. Thanks for the links to Jennifer's blog and shop and to wise craft. I will allocated time to read their blogs as they both look like they are packed with inspiration!

Teresa C said...

The book looks great, congratulations!

blair said...

I've barely started with all the fun stuff in that book. Congrats Malka, you should be so proud. Thank you for all your hard work!

susan said...

i just got my book! i am now going upstairs to read it from cover to cover and then figure out what i need to start batiking. i got the dyes covered but i think i really want to use say wax flakes due to them being less toxic and i work in the basement for dyeing. good job!

susan said...

ah...that was supposed to soy wax flakes.

Kathi D said...

I won a copy of your wonderful book from Kathy at Pink Chalk Fabrics! Your fabrics are terrific!

pennycones said...

Ahhh yet another reason for me to get to Austin!

Thanks ever so much for the links.

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