Monday, August 22, 2011

Check out This Book


Masters Art Quilts Vol. 2 - Major Works by Leading Artists
Curated by Martha Sielman
Published by Lark Crafts


When I received my copy of this book, I couldn't wait to rip open the package and start flipping through the pages and sniffing that brand new book smell (yes, I love that brand new book smell, you can call me weird).

But most of all I was very anxious to start browsing through the line up of art quilt artists and view the works of art each had created.  Forty artists are featured with a wide scope of work, each coming into the art quilt arena from varying backgrounds and diverse experiences.

So many of the quilts pictured are so unique and intriguing and I often find myself wondering how the artist came up with the concept or was it even planned.  I'd love to be able to reach into the pages and touch the quilts and experience them further.  But knowing I can't, I am happy that a book of this magnitude is available, otherwise I would not have been able to see such beautiful works of art.

If you love art quilts, or even just art for that matter, you won't be disappointed in what this book offers.  So much fabulous inspiration, color, texture, and wonder.

I have the first book in this series and I have had it on my coffee table since I had finished reading it.  I like to pick it up and shuffle through it now and then because even though I read through it completely, I still find new and interesting things that didn't catch my attention before.  I'm sure I'll feel the same way with volume 2.  I hate to put volume 1 on a bookshelf though.  Hmmmm, maybe I need to get another coffee table or can one coffee table handle two such fabulous books?

Have I got a deal for you!  You can win a copy of this book by simply leaving me a comment here. The copy you win will even by signed by Martha Sielman.

You must leave your comment here by midnight (Eastern time) on August 28. I'll announce a winner (random number drawing) here on the blog on the 29th.  Please be sure I have your contact information if you are an anonymous commenter.

Oh and it gets better!  You can have many chances to win a copy of this book as there are many bloggers like me who are participating in this fun give away.  You can see all of the participating blogs by visiting this post at Lark Crafts.  Good luck and have fun!

94 comments:

  1. I woiuld love to win an autographed copy of Masters Arts Quilts 2...I have the first copy and constantly refer back to it for inspiration...I also treasure books that have been personally signed by the author...I will put on my magic red dorothy shoes, oh "I wish, I wish..."

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  2. Oh, I'm definitely in and keeping my fingers crossed!

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  3. It looks like a great book. I love your doodles in the last post.

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  4. What an interesting way to get people to comment, lol! Seriously though, I have to wonder, with all the detail in these quilts, how long does it take to do? I can only imagine..

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  5. I have book 1 and I have been waiting to have that little extra money to buy this one. I would love to win it!!

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  6. I love paging through books like this and getting inspired for whatever medium I'm currently dabbling in!

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  7. If it is half as good as Volume 1, it is a treasure! It's definitely on my list of have to haves.

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  8. I would love a chance to win this book. I must say it looks great! Thank you.

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  9. Oh I'd love to have a copy of this wonderful book, have a good day, my mail is
    gracielarte@gmail.com
    soon!! ♥ thank you very much kisses from Argentina

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  10. I am with you on the new book smell. Delicious.

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  11. If the cover is an indication of the contents, it must be an amazing book.

    PS: I love the smell of new books too!

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  12. Please count me in. I would love this book.

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  13. Wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  14. I would love to win this book -- Book 1 was amazing!

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  15. Crossing my fingers that I am the random draw! I'm just getting started with art quilts (though have worked in fiber for some time). Oh, the inspiration between the covers! :-) Thanks to you and Lark Crafts for the giveaway!

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  16. I just love the first book and I am hoping I'll be lucky for once! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  17. Such good reviews on the first volume (and haven't saved my pennies for That oneyet) - this second one should be just as good. Here's hoping.......

    You have reminded me that I also need to doodle agian.....thanks.

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win the book. I have a copy of the first book, and really find it inspirational!

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  19. I would love, love, love to win the copy of the book. Thanks for doing this!
    Denise in Sacramento

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  20. Wonderful looking book! Would love to wi it.

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  21. Looks gorgeous-- ans as we know, Lark books are beautiful! I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for making it available!

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  22. I have read such wonderful reviews of Volume One. I would love to win Volume Two. Thanks much for the chance.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  23. Thanks, Terri.
    Love your cat images.

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  24. Been wondering about this book; nice to read your review. Thanks for the offer! I'm in (like flynn!) XO

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  25. I would love to win a copy of this book!
    Thanks

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  26. How great to pick up inspiration from a coffee table! It does sound wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. What a great book to get some inspiration from. Count me in please.

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  28. This book looks so awesome! Thanks for sharing a copy.

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  29. Hi, I was at the Quilt Festival in Birmingham last week and saw your 12 x 12 quilts. It was so nice to see the quilts close up, and so nice to see how you all progressed. I feel as though I have known you for a long time, I felt rather proud to see your name and recognise your style :)

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  30. Please add me to the raffle ! Would LOVE to win such a prize.

    auntie jude

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  31. I would love to win this 'dreaming' book! VermontPines@aol.com

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  32. I would *LOVE* to win this book. I love art quilts and have often wanted to learn how to make one.

    The pictures in the book are FANTASTIC!

    Brenda
    iowa_genealogist@yahoo.com

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  33. Well, my coffee table is ready for this wondetful book! I'm already dreaming! What a chance!

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  34. Throw my name in there, I also love the first volume and look forward to the 2nd!

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  35. I would love to win the autographed copy of Mssters Art Quilts 2. While clearing out an old closet that hadn't seen the light of day in many moons, I uncovered 2 beautiful quilts--one with poppies and vines on a background homespun fabric made not too far from my home..the other is a cream background with a continuous large blue bow and ribbon effect. I'm thrilled! I know who made the blue one but unsure of who made the poppy Quilt. They made my week and will be displayed proudly.
    Nancy Narna tenderheart@echoes.net

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  36. I would love to win this book! I have volume one and love it.

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  37. I know what you mean!! I have the first one! I can't wait to look through the new one!

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  38. fingers and toes crossed...I'd cross my tail if I had one! Loved the first Masters book. Would LOVE to own one!

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  39. I adore Volume I, thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  40. I've heard only good about this book and have become quite sure i must own it. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    naslyyadid(At)gmail(dot)com

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  41. This book looks fabulous! Please enter my name.
    Thanks

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  42. I would love to win! Book 1 was awesome and I've heard great things about book 2.

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  43. Sounds like Lark has done a fabulous job with this book. I would love to win!

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  44. Count me in on the drawing. I appreciate your enthusiasm. I feel the same way about books and especially those on the subject of fiber.

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  45. Looking forward to the new book! Here's hoping I don't get spammed :-)
    ninebits@hotmail (.com) M

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  46. I love the first book and am looking forward to the second. Thanks for offering a chance at it!

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  47. I would love to win this book, please count me in!

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  48. loved the first one, would love to have this. thanks for the chance!

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  49. The cover alone is so intriguing, I would love to have a copy of this book! Many thanks to you Terri and Lark books for offering us this opportunity.

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  50. I love the first volume and if I don't win, I will tell hubby that it would make a great present for my birthday, which is this week,

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  51. I would love to add this to my first volume - you're so lucky to be in it!!

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  52. This is on my Amazon wishlist! I would LOVE to have this inspiring book :)

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  53. Feels almost like a scavenger hunt! I have volume 1 - would love volume 2.

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  54. Add me as another person who is hoping to win a copy of this book, and I have an even larger dream - to have one of my pieces included in a lark publication. Best wishes to all who have left comments.

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  55. It looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance.

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  56. It is so inspirational to page through a wonderful book full of art quilts. I hope I am lucky enough to win an autographed copy.

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  57. I'm late to the blog hop. How did I miss it. Love Art Quilting Studio. Would love to see Masters 2.

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  58. Vol. 1 is a beautiful book and I would love to add Vol. 2 to grow my collection. Thanks Terri.

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  59. My horoscope said this month would be stellar--do they know something I don't, regarding a certain wonderful book?

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  60. This is a wonderful opportunity. I have the first book and love it. Thank you for this chance to own the secont one.

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  61. I would love to win a copy of this book and add it to my quilting library ... OK, it's only a quilting bookcase, but it's so packed with inspiration and instruction that it feels like a library.

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  62. This is an absolutely 'must have' book!!! Number 1 has been thumbed through so many times that it's almost worn out!

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  63. I would dearly love to own a copy of this book. How exciting to be given a chance to win it! I am crossing my fingers, crossing my toes, and perhaps, even twitching my nose!

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  64. I would love a copy of this 2nd edition. Enjoyed looking around your blog, too.

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  65. Thanks for participating in the Masters book give-away, Terri. I'm glad to have the chance to bet to see your blog and site!

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  66. what a treat! Thanks for the giveaway. shop(at)betoncat(dot)com

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  67. Please count me in. I have book 1 as well and really would love to have this one too-:)

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  68. I will add my name to this long list! This blog hop has been fun...I've visited your site before but its good to come by again...My Best, joni

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  69. What a wonderful gift that would be to win a signed copy of this fabulous volume! Thanks for giving us the opportunity.

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  70. I would love to win a copy of the book, just the cover is enough to entice me.

    Debbie

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  71. Oh, this looks like a great book. Please put me in the running for a chance at it. It would be so much fun to win it. Hope all is going well in your neck of the woods!

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  72. I would love a copy of this book!

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  73. This book looks wonderful! and I would love to win a copy :-)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  74. Christine HarrisAugust 25, 2011 1:07 PM

    I would so wish to win this signed book. I too, have Volume 1 and find it an amazing book that I never tire of flicking through and have it permantently laying around, tempting others to flick through it and admiring the wonderful quilts within. I am keeping everything crossed ......

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  75. I'd love to be the lucky winner of this book!

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  76. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  77. I'd love to win a signed copy of this book. Thanks

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  78. Would love to win. Book #1 is fabulous and I love to look at it and show it to others. Thank you, Terri, for the chance

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  79. Thank you for this opportunity!!! I have the first book.

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  80. Count me in. One can never have enough fiber art books.

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  81. I would love to win a copy of this for my library.

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  82. I would love to win a copy! Great giveaway!

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  83. The book would be inspiring. But I like your two kitty paintings too!

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  84. I would love to be the happy owner of a copy of the book. Looks awesome!

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  85. I enjoy your blog, interesting posts and lovely quilts. Thank you for the chance to have what looks to be a good source of inspiration. Ambal

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  86. I would certainly enjoy the chance to win. I enjoyed the 1st one. And I like your posts and ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  87. I would absolutely love this book. I have never met a lark book that I didn't like.

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  88. Oh yummy! I would love to sit back with this book for a loooong look!

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  89. Hi! Terri,

    Thanks for the blog on this book, I too have Vol 1 and didn't know this one was out. Please don't put me in the draw for this book; I have just ordered it from my OZ supplier and wouldn't know what to do with 2 copies, if i should be lucky enough to win, and good luck to all the other entries.

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  90. I appreciate the chance to win this fabulous book.

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