Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Review and GiveAway

Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits
Profiles of Major Artists
Galleries of Inspiring Works
by Martha Sielman

Published by Lark Crafts











WOW!  That one, single word pretty much sums up my thoughts on this book. I've always been a fan of art that has faces in it. At one time I really, really wanted to create art with faces in it but was so intimidated. Now that I have conquered that need and have done that myself, I find that when I view a book such as this I am in such awe at the many differing ways that artists can create portraits.

Just as each and every person is unique but with similar qualities, so are the quilts in this book. While they are all made with fabric and created with batting and such, the life experiences brought to each quilt by its maker gives it such life and interest. The different ways and techniques these artists use to create their work is so diverse as well. The types of fabric one artist chooses compared to another, the amount of realism portrayed, the amount of detail added....oh my! WOW!

If you enjoy art with people, faces, groups, etc., or just art quilts in general, you will love this book. There are several artists who are showcased with several works and they speak about themselves and their work. I always find that interesting. And then each section of the book has a small gallery showing work by others. I've definitely found some new favorite artists after reading this book.

This is a book I would definitely add to my library. And lucky me I can. For some reason Lark sent me two of these books and I'm going to give one away.

If you would like a chance to win this book, please comment on this post. Please be sure I have a way to email you if you win. To be eligible you must have a USA shipping/mailing address. I will draw a winner on April 15.  Good luck!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Terri,
    This looks like a great book! I'd love to win it.
    Thanks, Beth

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  2. never say never. I always learn something! I like the community ones.

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  3. This does look like a wonderful book.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

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  4. Looks like a beautiful book. Would be a wonderful addition to my library! Thank you.

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  5. ohhh I would love to win this - can't wait to read it!

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  6. I don’t have a USA mailing address, but what a beautiful, beautiful book!

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  7. I would look at that book many times and keep it as a reference. Thank you for offering it as a giveaway.

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  8. Great review, Terri. Thanks for all those glimpses into the book. I'd love to add another Martha book to my collection.

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  9. Oh what a wonderful book. How I would love to thumb through it's pages. Like Jennifer I don't have a USA mailing address myself, but a friend who I visit regularly in Washington state always accepts packages for me.

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  10. I would love to add this book to my library. Thanks.

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  11. It would be a welcomed addition to my fiber art books. Sheree

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  12. Those quilts are simply awesome! Thanks for sharing with us. I would love to be added to your drawing :)

    auntie jude

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  13. I would love to have this book. I get so much inspiration from your blog!

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  14. I love, love pictorial quilts and haven't had the nerve to attempt faces yet. Looks like wonderful inspiration in thus book. Thank you for sharing

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  15. Would you send it to Canada? I'd love a copy! I saw that cover quilt in Houston, and it, and all the other portrait quilts, made quite an impression on me. Thanks.

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  16. Kitchener Quilter - I have chosen to only ship within the USA because I am paying for the postage on these giveaways and shipping costs to ship outside the country has just gone crazy recently. I just can't afford high shipping costs for something like this. I'm sorry to exclude those who aren't inside the USA. I hope you understand.
    Terri

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  17. Looks like a great book! Thanks for giving such a good preview of it and of course for the opportunity to win it!

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  18. Thank you for your review and thanks for offering a copy as a giveaway. This would be a fantastic book to have as inspiration.

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  19. Thanks for having the drawing!

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  20. What a great filled up and book. how fun is the whole post too. SMILES

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