Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day

So technically I am not a mama, but I like the site. They taught me how to cut fat quarters, so I am giving away three!





The two on the right are pre-washed, but the one on the left is still crispy. All have been purchased at various times from JoAnn's and are, I believe, from JoAnn's lines (I'm an economical hobbyist, not a serious investor in higher-priced designer prints, but I'm sharing some of my favorites!) They are already packaged and awaiting the address of the winner!

Here's how to enter:

Leave one comment before May 21 telling me the name of your favorite visual artist. This may be a painter, a sculptor, a quilter, a graphic designer, an architect, a designer (including Project Runway contestants), etc. One comment will be chosen at random. The winner will receive an email from me asking for their physical address. Make sure I can access your email address through your blog or leave it in your comment.

A slight disclaimer: I will be away from my computer from May 20-24, but please be assured that the winner will receive his or her fabric promptly.

Thank you so much for your participation, and enjoy blog hopping!

121 comments:

bearpaw said...

Lovely fabrics, thanks for the great giveaway.
I have been a big fan of Nancy Crow for a long time, but outside the world of quilts, I love Anthony Gormley's sculptures

pigbook1 said...

I love the tulips, they would make a great focal point for a fun garden quilt

gill said...

I love the work of Margaret Docherty

Gill

Barb said...

I consider Judi from Green Fairy quilt to be a quilting artist, the things she does with that longarm is amazing.

Tess said...

Very pretty. I like Teesha Moore and Misty Mawn and many others....

EVA SB said...

Gorgeous fabrics!

I love the artists from the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
My favourite is Edward Burne-Jones.

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

stitchinpenny said...

Ansel Adans

pixie13 said...

My favorite artist is Vermeer. Gorgeous paintings.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Wenchy Woman said...

I love the works of Brian Froud!

greeblygreebly said...

My favourite visual artist is Escher. His drawings were amazing.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Lovely giveaway! My favorite artist is Thomas Kinkaid

ajoyfulnoise@live.com

Deci said...

Paul Gaugin. A defining moment in my life was the first time I turned a corner in an art museum and came face to face with one of his paintings.

Jingle said...

I really love the work of Julie Haymaker Thompson and Rachel Wetzel. Both have been a huge inspiration to me lately! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jerri said...

I'm a Monet fan, although I can barely one stroke paint, myself.

Jessi said...

I love the german expressionist - Kirchner
as for project runway - I liked Carlo Hanna from last season :)

Emily said...

I would love to enter. I am 9, and I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, too.

I'm feeling lucky today.

sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

Thanks so much,
Emily
www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

merlinthecat said...

I love joanne's fabric (I'll even pick up $2 fabric from walmart :) My fav designer is Maggie Trever http://www.magdalenatrever.com/category/clothing/ She is my best friends little sister and I've know her forever :)

Michelle said...

Can my favorite visual artist be Dr. Seuss? The kids and I have been reading the story of the pants with no one inside them and I absolutely love the illustrations.

Steve & Tara said...

I LOVE the tulips!
sntbosch@msn.com

Tawny said...

My fave artist of the moment is a friend of mine from New York named RJ. He does all his work in a comic book sorta manner, and he paints motorcycles and guitars too! Very cool.

Firesong said...

My favorite visual Artist is my brother-in-law, Don Cochran. He is a Georgia Folk artist that paints images from his childhood growing up in rural Georgia. I have 3 original paintings of his that hang in prominence in my home. He is also a wonderful scenic artist for movies and television.

Thanks for the giveaway.

ItsMeBeth said...

I love the fabrics. I don't know if it counts but I love vera wang and channel i get inspiration from their designs and try and make my own things based on their creations.

Julie in WA said...

I love the tulip fabric, so beautiful! Right now I am loving the work of Victoria over at http://www.bumblebeansinc.com/. She is so inspiring to me!

Sara said...

Don't have a fave kind of like Georgia O'Keefe though. Thanks for the giveaway!

Maevy said...

I have a thing for the paintings of Gustave Caillebotte since I've had a chance to see some of them on exhibit here in Quebec a few years back.

Sara said...

I love the work of Tristan Blakeman - Manmade quilts. He is very talented.

Love the fabrics...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Marcia said...

Thank you for your giveaway. I try to shop Joann's for deals as well. My favorite visual artist is Bob Ross. We have watched his PBS painting shows for a long time, even though he passed away years ago. My second favorite artist is Wyland -- his marine animal paintings are wonderful. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for such a sweet giveaway. I really like Sandy Lynam Clough. I have one signed print of hers. Thanks for entering me.

emma said...

ok, might sound corny but my fav artist is my mom, who taught me all about crafts!

Crissy said...

Becky Rotter, my husbands Aunt. Her pottery is amazing!

crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

sewfunky said...

I love my husband - a graphic designer - hehe!

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine!
http://tinyurl.com/34k4cgd

Victoria said...

Great to discover your blog through this giveaway! :o) Thank you for the chance of winning something lovely!
toriatrix@googlemail.com

Eileen said...

have loved van gogh for over 40 years, but i love minerva teichert--a utah artist who painted on canvas hung on her living room wall with her children playing around her!! have a great day

Rachel's Quilts said...

I love Van Gogh but I'm a huge Frida Kahlo fan too. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Renee G said...

I like Debbie Mumm's designs.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Portia said...

My favorite artist is Mary Cassatt. I love her paintings!

Jennifer S. said...

I totally dig Dale Chihuly.

fruitandfoliage@gmail.com

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I have a serious thing for Waterhouse. We have several of his prints in our bedroom. Thank you for the chance to win these pretty fabrics.

Kat said...

Nice fabrics. I especially like the brown one with those bold flowers. My favorite visual artist is Kurt Halsey. He does such simple, powerful drawings. Thanks for sharing :-)

Shelly said...

Well, send 'em on out to Las Vegas, nv!!! I'd love to give then a new home!

shelly.potter(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Albert Namatjira is much loved in Australia - his work is amazing!

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

My current fav would have to be Kate Conklin
Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa said...

I am old school. I liked almost all the works of the Renaissance period. It was a great time for painting!

Thank you for giving!
melissacorry@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Lucian Freud is my favourite visual artist. There are a ton of others I love, but Freud is the frontrunner at the moment :)

Peggy said...

Urban Huchet for modern French impressionism and Norman Rockwell for his classic illustrations!

Nanbon44 said...

I am a big Thomas Kinkade collector, I feel so relaxed just looking at his work...please enter me in your lovely giveaway thank you ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area

andreak said...

Great giveaway. I love Monet paintings. I really like all the work our homeschool art teacher and her husband do. They both paint and she makes gorgeous pottery as well. I love locals!

sfer said...

If I had to choose just THE one, I think... I would not be able to do it!! There's just so many creative people out there!! I love illustration, comic books, quilting and embroidering, photography, web and graphic design, and there's just a lot LOT of people doing great stuff. I hope I still qualify for your giveaway, even if I just can't choose just one...

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

woolybooger said...

I am a big Ed Hopper fan. I really love the visual arts so Hopper is not my only 'favorite'. Thanks for the chance to win.

Emma said...

Hmm...probably M.C.Escher for his works...my dad for his photography...Frank Lloyd Wright for his architecture.

emmafreester [at] gmail [dot] com

Lichtlein said...

WOW, what a wonderful idea!
I'm deeply impressed.

Kind regards from Germany
Claudia alias frauknopf@gmx.de

The young lady from "a print a day" is my favorite.

Sylvie said...

I love Jean-Claude Riopel. Wish I had his talent.

eisfaerie at gmail dot com

Nugglemama said...

My favorite artist is my Dad Michael Windrim. He works in all mediums including wood, or did before he fell ill. http://www.quadraislandarts.com/pages/Detail_Individual_Page_Text.asp?ID=338

Mary Lou said...

Nice fabric. Thanks for participating. My favorite artist is Gregory West, he does portrait painting. He also teaches Ballroom Dancing and that is how we met.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love the tulips!! My favorite artist would be Amanda Jean from crazymomquilts. I learned how to quilt from her and she just inspires me to do better.

Kelly O. said...

I just love the work of Denyse Schmidt and Heather Ross! who doesn't??!
great giveaway! crossing my fingers!

Bridget said...

Has to be Andy Goldsworthy, he just blows me away.

Lynne said...

The tulips are beautiful! Monet has to be my favorite artist. I love the colours in his artwork. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicole said...

This may be a little cheesy, but anything painted by 4 year old daughter. I really love kids art, it's so sweet. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Jackie said...

I recently bought prints of Nancy O'Toole's paintings. They are so cheery! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

jackiecollyer at hotmail dot com

Paleo said...

My favorite painter is a local guy Ty Anderle. awesome work.
great give away. thanks

Morgan said...

My favorite artist is my Aunt Mary, who I hope will someday be a famous quilter!

Maroesja said...

I like Esscher and the work of my husband

Crystal said...

I enjoy Mary Engelbreit. Cute fabrics and thanks for the giveaway.

Mama Lusco said...

I really like Anna Maria Horner's pattern designs and fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway! luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

benbel said...

I really like Robyn Pandolph.Thanks!

Danielle said...

Jenny Hart from sublime stitching is a favorite of mine.

Childfree Trophy Wife said...

I adore your giveaway. I have for the longest time loved the Surrealist movement and my favorite painter from that era is Dali, with Magritte being a very close second. Thanks so much.

galaxie_bleu{at}yahoo[dot]com

Jackie Davis said...

Vaolri Wells does great work. I was a career Visual Artist and I always like my work, LOL but now a full time momma!
*hugs*
Jackie(at)jackiesue.com

Connie Black said...

I am a huge fan of Tommy Hilfiger. Love his clothing lines!
Thanks for the chance!
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Nancy Sue said...

Although I have the design estetic of garanimals, I am a project runway addict, and loved Uli Herzner's work from Season 3. She was in the final three, but the title that season went to Jeff Sebelia. Uli could use prints in an unabashed way! Thank you for your generosity in participating in the giveaway!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Gin said...

I love Kaffe Fasset's fabrics! That's a lovely prize! Thanks for the giveaway! conagujadeplata@ymail.com

Painting 4 Him said...

I love Maxine Thomas, she is a primitive painter. Love her work.

Made.By.Jess said...

My favorite designer (fabric designer) is Michael Miller..which you can view here..

http://michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Swatch2.cfm?&Gnam=Simply%20Beautiful

thanks for the giveaway☺
sewcraftable@gmail.com

katevet said...

I love Monet. Will you count me in? Thank you ;)

sy said...

i like Kathy Mack's quilts, sewmamasew had an article on her
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=406
i love the tablerunner.
thanks for hosting the giveaway!

isabel f. said...

count me in, please :))
thank you for this lovely giveaway!!
I love Paula Rego:)) you may not know her but here is a link for her work :))
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Rego
http://www.google.pt/images?hl=pt-PT&rlz=1T4SUNC_pt-PTPT361PT362&q=paula+rego&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=27XzS9SiCZmGsAbH_6jsCw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQsAQwAA
enjoy it :)))

Jackie said...

I love heather bailey's fabrics. so fresh and inspiring.

Bee Damon said...

I can only say... Dave McKean! The most amazing illustrator ever! *fangirl squee* 8D

demon{dot}barista{at}googlemail{dot}com

23rdspiral said...

wow, what a lovely package! i dont really use those designer prints either so it's nice to see a good value range! humm really tricky question! just because she's the only paint/paper artist i've ever hit 'buy' for, i'd have to pick Australian Leonie Allen - she's awesome!

Fleurette said...

For visual impact I like Jacqueline De Jonge's quilts, she does amazing work.

bunty said...

There is an australian painter - Rick Amor - his landscapes and solitary figures are so lonely and yet beautiful at the same time. look him up!

DangAndBlast! said...

Yay! I always like Joann stuff too :) Hmm... Hieronymus Bosch -- crazy vision -- maybe? Or Piet Mondrian, the absolutely only ultra-modern painter I like, because he figured out balance somehow, and because he titles his paintings things like "yellow and red," when it's just yellow and red squares, rather than "anxiety IV" or "mother-in-law" or something pretentious like that!

SoozeM said...

My fav visual artist is my daughter Em, she is so talented and makes the most fantastic cards telling me how much she loves me :)
(soozemoroney@gmail.com)

Joanne J said...

I love the work of Monet!

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

Lovely fabrics! I've always been a huge fan of Leonardo DaVinci, such a genius and yet an amazing artist, too!
rdoran1(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Burn said...

I like Monet. It always makes me smile to see his works. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

GigiElle said...

I also love Monet. They are are just... pretty. I especially love how the whole is so much more than the individual parts... it's really amazing to think about.

Peach Rainbow said...

I like Elizabeth of Ohfransson.

baukje said...

I love CHAGALL, so romantic, so beautiful colors

http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

My favorate artists are the group of seven.

thanks for the giveaway

atchisonsteph@gmail.com

janimal said...

This may sound corner but my favorite artist is my husband. For my birthday I have asked him to design some fabric just for me on Spoonflower!

Carolyn said...

I love that fabric. I do not know if I have a visual artist. Hope you avoided the water in nashville recently. carolyn

Tallheden said...

My favorite artist is a local swedish pottery artist called Kerstin Danielsson wonderful things or maybe

rockgranny said...

My favorite artist is S.Dali.Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine!

Carrie said...

I am a Monet fan all the way! Thanks for the giveaway!

M said...

My favorite is one of my best childhood friends, Laura Catherine Etheridge. She does interior painting and design, and she's fabulous.

michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

Sean said...

My daughter asked me to enter some of these giveaways for her since her computer is not working... she said I could even win something for my wife in some of the contest
I hope I am doing the entering the right way. Tom in Florida
tcsean(at)aol(dot)com

Jen said...

Oh, gosh I don't know! My sister-in-law is an awesome artist. Her paintings are amazing!

ange_moore said...

Lovely fabrics! My favourite artiste would have to be the architect Gaudi - Barcelona is a very special place to wander because of his amazing buildings.

Mama24Monkeys said...

I love your tulip fabric and I adore Heather Ross.

Sara said...

Hi, love your blog and these fabrics. The painting in the background of your blog is really pretty.

I couldn't possibly pick one artist - at the moment my favorite Etsy artist is joutomaa, though. Classically I like Van Gogh, Michaelangelo, etc. I'm pretty traditional I guess.

Ellechim said...

Hello :) Great items and great blog! My favorite is George Tooker.
Thank you so much for the giveaway,
Elle8130(at)yahoo(dot) com

Always Sewing said...

thanks for a great giveaway! I just love the work of Denyse Schmidt and Heather Ross.

Djaj said...

I really like the designers that worked for Marimekko in Finland ! And my favorite is Maija Isola.

wendy said...

Monet is one of my favorite artist!

luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

sandandstarfish said...

the tulips are beautiful and so are the ivy vines :) i love ivy's!
thanks for hosting...
and my favorite artist... that's hard. i love Andy Warhol. that's the vintage me speaking ;)
thanks for hosting!

Neky White said...

This giveaway is open worldwide? I hope so!
One of my fav artist is a painter named Remedios Varo, I love her paintings!thank you

Darlene said...

Lovely giveaway. I myself am a fan of Marthat Pullen. She crosses so many media and has such great ideas. Thanks for the chance to win your great prizes.
Darlene

bluiis56@gmail.com

Bonnita said...

Vermeer is my favorite artist! Lovely giveaway goodies, thank you.
honeyb1231@yahoo.com

Crunchy Sews said...

My favorite visual artist is Monet; I especially love his water lilies.

Grace Wong said...

wow, these fabrics are so beautiful!
my favorite designer is betsey johnson, I literally look at their store window in NYC every school day!
shou.milk@gmail.com

free indeed said...

This is gonna sound lame, but I don't really know names for wonderful visual things....except those things that God has created for us in nature and in ourselves. There is much beauty to behold and textures and colors to study.
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Christy said...

My fave artist is Yasmine of A print a Day blog! She's so talented!

Umma crafty squirrel said...

Humm, I can't really think of anyone in particular. I know I love timeless treasures fabrics designs, not sure if that counts since I'm not name a particular person.
ummabbaas AT yahoo DOT com.

Pam said...

I love Amy Butler ...her fabrics inspire me sooo much!

Lee said...

tulips are my favourite. what a great giveaway. I love to see what Bonnie Hunter produces out of scrapes of fabric

Breanna S. said...

Georgia O'Keefe is my favorite artist. teachloveread at hotmail dot com

Susie said...

Oh I LOVE that tulip fabric!
I think my favorite artist du jour is Micheal Marchaud - he's a jewelry designer that does the most beautiful and simple castings from nature (I'm wearing a necklace of his with a pendant cast from a peanut shell - with two peanut bumps inside! the 2 peanut bumps are for my two kids) :)
Fun giveaway, thanks!

prsd4tim2 said...

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who buys ordinary fabrics at Joann's. But truthfully, you can make some extraordinary things. My daughter recently introduced me to designer fabrics (did I even know there were such people before?) and Amy Butler is my new favorite. Thanks for participating in the giveaway. Love the fabrics - yes, especially the tulips.

Sarita said...

lovely fabric for the giveaway! i'm totally with you on the economical hobbies thing. *grin*
i'm much more into music than visual art in general... wait do musicals count as visual art? maybe they do! i am a fan of doherty/ahrens, among others.
thanks for making giveaway day as awesome as it is! :)
cheers,
sarita

sarita0818 at comcast dot net