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Social Media Scavenger Hunt: Day Three

Welcome to Day Three of my Social Media Scavenger Hunt to celebrate Color Mastery being a Benjamin Franklin award finalist for Best Craft Book of the Year.  If you missed Days One & Two, no worries:   I’ll have links at the bottom of this post to direct you to the rules and the each day’s […]

Social Media Scavenger Hunt: Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of my Social Media Scavenger Hunt to celebrate Color Mastery being a Benjamin Franklin award finalist for Best Craft Book of the Year.  If you missed Day One, no worries:   I’ll have links at the bottom of this post to direct you to the rules and the first day’s clue. Look […]

Color Mastery Goes Viral Contest

Welcome to the first of four contests I’ll be holding here at the Color Mastery blog to celebrate being selected as a finalist for Best Craft Book of 2009 in the Ben Franklin awards.  I’m starting off with an easy-peasy contest for week one, and you won’t believe what I’ve got in store for Weeks […]

Color Mastery in the Quilt Shop

Watch as I give Facebook Fan Annette Franklin a color consultation for the Renaissance quilt.  Annette won a one-on-one color consultation, and we went to Dragonfly Quilt Shop in Watkinsville, GA to coordinate her color palette.  Annette was really excited because she was able to bust her color rut and go beyond her usual color […]

Amethyst & Mimosa: Fall’s Hottest Colors

Fall 2009’s hottest colors are Mimosa, a yellow-orange selected by Pantone to cheer up consumers in a down economy, and Amethyst, a violet that is showing up everywhere from textiles to apparel to cosmetics.  Not only are these colors popular, they work great together in a color palette.  Why?  How do you use them?  Watch […]

Master Color Using Only Six Fat Quarters

Maud shares her Renaissance quilt from the Color Mastery workshop I taught this summer in Dawsonville.  My students use their color journals to discover the three elements of color and build unique palettes around their favorite color.  Even if quilters start out with the same blue, they’ll develop completely individual color palettes.  They truly discover […]

Color Journal at Work

Debbie and I met at FoxTales Book Shoppe during my book tour, and she is a fantastic lady who was so ready to learn about color in quilting.  Debbie read Color Mastery and applied the lessons, and look at her results.  Wow.  Debbie made this beautiful quilt for her niece Karen. Debbie has never taken […]

A Real Book’s Lasting Value

I want my work to last. Longevity is one of the three main goals I have for my books. The other two? A post for another day. I realized long ago that it took just as long to write a book that was trendy and out of print after two years as it did to […]

Color Discoveries

Over at my Quilts and Creativity blog I just posted photos of the adorable quilt shop I taught at last Saturday:  The Stitching Barn in Eatonton, GA, near Lake Oconee.  It has great retreat potential, so you won’t want to miss it.  Here are some photos from the workshops I taught: Here we’re doing an […]

Color Mastery Goes to Second Printing After Only Three Months

I’m excited and humbled to announce  Color Mastery is already in a second printing.  Color Mastery so rocked the quilting world we are going to another print run only three months after its February 2009 debut.  That’s unheard of.  Most authors never have a book reach a second printing, even after years on the bookstore […]