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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 Journals – I Miss You!

It’s been strange over the past couple of weeks without my color journals.  I lovingly packed them off to Quilter’s Newsletter for an excerpt of the book they’re planning for a spring issue.  I was hesitant to send them, they are so much a part of me.  But I wanted to share the color journal […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Two New Color Mastery Videos Premiere

I’ve been gone so long during my book tour and at spring Quilt Market I wasn’t able to upload a May video, so here are two new videos: one for May and one for June. My goal is to do one video a month on color, and this month I answer the #1 question asked […]

Extreme Quilt Makeover Video

I have so much fun making these videos!  Short, quick, and satisfying – just like candy.  I took advantage of all the gorgeous light coming in from the windows in my studio and I shot this video today.  It’s all about remaking a quilt if you could do it all over again.  I call it […]

A Night to Remember

Standing room-only last Friday evening at Sew Memorable for the Color Mastery book launch party. Jeanne’s team was so sweet and excited! They made homemade baby chocolate eclairs and weekend employees took off their day jobs to work in the shop all day to help Jeanne set up. Friends, quilters, even both of my sons’ […]