Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sarah Ann Smith has a new video workshop!



Sarah Ann Smith is one of those online friends that I have never met in person, but I feel like I know her! We have interacted online together for so many years that I have literally watched her children grow up. Along the way I have also watched her work develop and her considerable skills become not just good, but awesome! She is one of those people who can take a process and break it down into steps and examine each step to see what works and what doesn't and how it can be done better. She wrote an excellent book on machine quilting and can tell you anything you need to know about threads and how to make your sewing machine work magic. She really is a great resource for all of us. So I was pretty pleased when she asked me to review her new Quilting Arts Workshop video, Art Quilt Design from Photo to Threadwork.

 Boy, is this workshop comprehensive! Sarah has structured it to take you, in a very logical fashion,  from planning to execution to the finishing touches that make a work like this sing. And she doesn't skimp on the information. You get to see all her tricks and tips. Even though I often work from photos and use many of the same techniques Sarah uses, I learned some great tips from this video. The tip about using a hairdryer to keep wet watercolor pencil marks from wicking into the surrounding fabric was worth the price alone!

The workshop is available as a DVD or a digital download. I got the download, which is so slick! Talk about instant gratification. Order or download it here Or check out Sarah's sales page.

Sarah and Quilting Arts are doing something really nice. They are making some free copies available for some of us to give away on our blogs! So here is a chance to win a free DVD or download. (people in the US can choose, if outside the US you will get the download version) Just leave me a comment and tell me you want your name in my drawing—be sure to leave a good email address—and I will randomly draw a winner on October 2. That's next Wednesday. If you don't win it here, you will have other opportunities by going to the following blogs on the designated days. Good luck! I know you will love owning this DVD.

October 1:          Gloria Hansen    http://www.gloriahansen.com/weblog/
October 3:          Diane Perin Hock    http://goingtopieces.blogspot.com/
October 5:          Sarah Ann Smith   http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog 

73 comments:

  1. I would love to be in the drawing! Thanks for offering.

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  2. Please throw my name in the draw! This sounds like a great DVD - thanks for the review.
    Diane Ferguson
    yarngoddess at hotmail dot com

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  3. Sounds very intriguing....would love to have an opportunity to learn!!

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  4. What a fabulous give away! Thanks for offering it.
    Diane (d-fulton@tds.net)
    A quiet, but regular reader

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  5. This DVD looks great. I'd like my name in your drawing.

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  6. Terry, your artwork is amazing. I'm loving this blog hop. Please enter me into the drawing. Sarah has been a great inspiration for me.

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  7. I would love a copy.
    Thanks!

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  8. Oh, this looks and sounds lovely. I'm in a slump right now! With the weather turning my brain is pulling me into the sewing closet - but each time I wander in, I lose focus and end up turning around and leaving.

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  9. I would love to have a download of this.

    Cheryl (sunnytechgirl@gmail.com)

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  10. Just what I need. I spent yesterday going through all the pages from quilt magazines checking to see what I should keep and over a third are about some form of threadpainting. Along with applique, threadpainting is apparently something I'm supposed to do.....I have many, many articles and books about both.

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  11. Love seeing your work and process...I will be back to keep up with you. Can't wait to learn some of those tricks you were talking about in hte new download.

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  12. Linda Fleming9:46 AM

    Terry, I love your work - it's a feast for the eyes.
    I'd love to win Sarah's DVD.
    lflemin@msn.com

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  13. Please add my name to the drawing. This technique is right where I am now...need to learn!

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  14. What a great give-away. Please enter my name
    Pat, Threads51@hotmail.com

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  15. I love Sarah's work! Please add my name ot the drawing! I really feel like this DVD will help me to aspire to the next level of free motion art!

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  16. Please enter my name. Great give-away

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  17. I want my name in your drawing. I love your work.
    Robin (rparton@bellsouth.net)

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  18. I'd love to have my name thrown in the hat- thank you to you and Sarah Ann for doing this!
    bjhartless@gmail.com

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  19. I would love to win this DVD - this is exactly where I am trying to progress at the moment. maree.dennis@gmail.com

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  20. I love your use of plaid & stripe fabrics, beads & embroidery! I'm glad I was led to your blog thru Sarah's blog. One more blog to follow!

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  21. Count me in please Terry!

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  22. Wow this looks awesome! Thanks so much!

    Jocelyn

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  23. So inspired to learn more. Please enter my name in the drawing.
    Carolyn Mark (curtly6161@mypacks.net)

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  24. Inspired to learn......pls enter my name in the drawing. Carolyn (curtly6161@mypacks.net)

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  25. Please include me in your
    drawing I love to use photos in my quilts
    mavs@netnitco.net

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  26. This looks excellent & appears to cover the sort of things on this subject I could use to improve my thread painting. Please include me in the drawing.

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  27. Looks like just what I need to help me with my threadpainting skills. Please include me in the drawing.

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  28. I would LOVE to be included in your drawing! Thank you..
    textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  29. Hope I am not too late...would love to be in drawing for dvd.

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  30. I'd love to learn more from Sarah Ann. Thanks for joining, Terry!

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  31. Please include me in your drawing. I enjoy your work and blog as well as Sarah's work and blog. Thank you for the offer.

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  32. Would love the DVD pgold@knox.edu

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  33. Would love the DVD pgold@knox.edu
    Sorry if this is a second comment--looks like my first didn't go through

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  34. Would love to have this fine teaching DVD by Sarah, have always wanted to learn this technique! Please include me in the drawing. Ani in NC - playdoll2*AT*gmail*DOT*com - or just click on KittyAnnArt & use the email link there.

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  35. Me me me!!! Pick me!!! That looks like a really fun DVD.

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  36. What fun! I would love to play with the techniques in this book! Thanks for the review and opportunity to win.

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  37. Put my name in the hat!
    I have actually met Sarah and you (and Gerrie) in Houston but not the same year. I am sure you met a TON of people at the 12 by Twelve exhibit, though.

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  38. Hi Terry,

    I love both your work, follow you and enjoy your perspective. I am about to move into my own art studio and look forward to many happy hours there ;-)

    Please include me in your drawing ... the dvd would make a wonderful studio housewarming.

    Cheers,

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  39. Please add me to the DVD list, I too have watched Sarah's children grow. I also am enjoying your play with hand stitching & beads on small pieces.

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  40. Really enjoyed stopping by your blog. love your work. Would also love to get that DVD!

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  41. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Ooooooh, I want it!! Please pick me - it looks like an awesome DVD!! Kellie in San Francisco at Kellie@tkneal.com

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  42. I have know Sarah for many years (she lived on San Juan Island for years). Wonderful, energetic person. Her book is fabulous and I know her DVD will be also.
    Janet Wright taichi@rockisland.com

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    1. Janet...waving hullo from Maine!!!!!

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  43. Sounds like a wonderful resource! Thanks for the chance!

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  44. I would love to have the DVD. I may be downloading it if I don't win. It looks great!
    Love your new header too!

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  45. I am enjoying the blog hop and meeting new artists and techniques

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  46. I'd love to have the dvd
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  47. I'd love to win the dvd too
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  48. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  49. Would love the opportunity to win Sarah’s DVD!

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  50. Julie Radtke jkkr12@gmail.com3:38 PM

    I would like to win Sarah's DVD, esp. after your review.

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  51. and thank you, Terry! I got goosebumps reading that YOU learned something! Leslie Tucker Jenison, who does lots of surface design, also offered a great tip in her review: use textile medium instead of water--easier to control. So many ways to try to do something! And yes... I too have watched your move, your kids marry and birth of grandkids who are now entering school. Hardly seems possible so many years have flown! Thank you, Terry!

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  52. Have done only a bit of this. Would love some real instruction and inspiration.

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  53. I would love this DVD class. Please enter me in the drawing!

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  54. I would love this DVD class. Please enter me in the drawing

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  55. Would love to have this knowledge in my toolbox. Sounds right down my alley.

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  56. It is great to find a giveaway, but it is also lovely to see work you don't know. Thanks for sharing! Now I will keep my fingers crossed!

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  57. I would love to win this DVD! I've been following Sarah for years, and love how she has always invited us in to learn about her process. Thanks for participating and helping to get Sarah's word out there.

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  58. I think this DVD would help me achieve what is is my head and is not working out now. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  59. This is a thank you to you, for taking your time to inspire those of us who check in with your blog. You keep creating and you keep life real. Thanks for taking me along on your art journey.

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  60. This is a thank you, to you, for the active art life you share. You inspire and also keep it real. I love checking in with your blog, it keep me motivated.

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  61. Please put me in your drawing. I love the tomato "cover art".

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  62. Thank you for this great give-away! Please enter me in the drawing. I'm ready to push the limits!

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  63. I love Sarah's work. Please put me in the drawing.

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  64. I'm a regular follower of your blog and would love to have my name in the draw for Sarah's video! (fron Gander, Newfoundland, Canada!)

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  65. Anonymous7:01 PM

    Oh yes I would love a chance to win the DVD,thanks for the opportunity. Julie(and excuse my ignorance but how do I leave an email address without it being published as I'm not a blogger,just someone who's been reading your blog for years?)

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  66. Yes, throw my name in the hat. I seem to have my creativity back - Hurrah.

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  67. Yes! Yes! Put me in the drawing! I have been dreaming of creating a huge oak tree from my Grandfather ranch out of thread art but I am just too scared to try. I know Sarah's DVD would push me to get started. I just hope I don't buy it before you pick the winner! I'm so excited about it. Thank you! Amy Sweeny Texas

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  68. Please do put my name in the drawing - I love her art!

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  69. Please do put my name in - I love her art!

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  70. I would love to be included in your drawing! Thank you.. Ana

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