Patchwork Sassaman Style Blog Tour

Patchwork Sassaman Style

July Book Review Blog Tour! I am participating with others in a blog tour to review Jane Sassaman’s new book! Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed, and follow reviews of Patchwork Sassaman Style ‚Äď Recipes for Dazzling Quilts! Leave a comment on my blog to enter a drawing for a free book!

The blog schedule and participants are:

2012 ARTIST’S NAME ARTIST’S BLOG
2-Jul Laura Wasilowski http://artfabrik.blogspot.com/
3-Jul Jessica Sloan http://remnantsfiberculture.blogspot.com/
4-Jul   Celebrate Independence Day!
5-Jul Judy CoatesPerez http://judyperez.blogspot.com/
6-Jul Jane Sassaman http://sassaman.blogspot.com/
7-Jul Linda Teufel http://dragonthreadsopenbook.blogspot.com/
8-Jul Gloria Hansen http://www.gloriahansen.com/weblog/
9-Jul Melissa Peda http://100billionstars.com/blog/
10-Jul Susan B Knapp http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
11-Jul Jacquie Gering http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/
12-Jul Weeks Ringle http://craftnectar.com/
13-Jul SewCalGal http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/
14-Jul Jessica Kovach http://twinfibers.blogspot.com/
15-Jul Pam Matthews http://www.delrayfabrics.com/blog
16-Jul Frieda Anderson http://friestyle.blogspot.com/
17-Jul Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
18-Jul Jan Krentz http://www.jankrentz.com/weblog/
19-Jul Anita Grossman Solomon http://makeitsimpler.blogspot.com/
20-Jul Lyric Kinard http://lyrickinard.blogspot.com/
21-Jul The Quilt Show http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php
22-Jul Jane La Fazio http://janeville.blogspot.com/
23-Jul Free Spirit http://www.freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/
24-Jul Nancy Zieman http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/

Jane’s early work was an amazing collection of stylized applique designs based upon plant life. When Jane began designing fabric, she transferred those stylized botanical designs into large-scale whimsical bright fabric motifs.

Jane¬†creates simple pieced designs from her wild, wonderful large-scale printed fabrics. Quilters were intrigued, seeing¬†her gorgous printed designs, and needing Jane’s vision for how they might be used successfully in a wide variety of applications: quilts, home decor, clothing and accessories.

Jane Sassaman in the studio

Jane, designing a fabric repeat

Please add Jane Sassaman’s Idea Book to your RSS feed! http://sassaman.blogspot.com/. Jane regularly posts delicious photos of design inspiration, fabric projects such as pillows, aprons, quilts, napkins, table coverings and SO MUCH MORE! As an example, here is a link to one of Jane’s 2009 posts with small accessory projects; they are SO cute! http://sassaman.blogspot.com/2009/01/get-organized.html

Jane and I were teaching at Empty Spools Seminars a few years ago. We were discussing¬†simple templates for dramatic¬†star designs. I provided Jane with a set of the fast2cut Fussy Cutter 45-degree diamond rulers.Jane¬†began playing with diamond and star shaped medallion patterns, incorporating her gorgeous botanical fabrics into the traditional pieced designs. With selective diamond and square¬†cuts, capturing various printed motifs and grouping them in traditional mediallion settings, Jane’s Broken Star quilts are spectacular! ¬†¬†
Jane Sassaman Cosmic Star

Jane Sassaman – Cosmic Star

¬†Now‚Äďenter a comment below, and you’ll automatically be entered the drawing to win a free¬†copy of Patchwork Sassaman Style!¬† Watch for my announcement of the winner on this blog, and I’ll contact the lucky winner¬†by e-mail! I will count all the comments that were entered on July 18th, by midnight Pacific time. The comment contributors will all be numbered in order as I receive them, and one lucky winner’s number will be drawn!

UPDATE: PLEASE READ MY COMMENT BELOW. THE WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED:  Annmarie

Jane's Plaid Quilt

Jane’s Plaid Quilt

128 Responses to “Patchwork Sassaman Style Blog Tour”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  2. Nancy Carr Says:

    The Cosmic Star is amazing.

  3. Linda Luggen Says:

    Enjoy your website and am excited to see Jane’s new book.

  4. Connie in California Says:

    Wow! Your templates and Jane’s fabric…great combination. Thanks!

  5. Rhonda Says:

    I’d love to own Patchwork Sassaman Style! I was lucky enough to do a workshop at my guild with Jane. I think her style is so cool and would like to do more work in her style.

  6. Trish Says:

    I have always loved her quilts. Amazing vision and great fabrics. This book should be a winner too.

  7. Marlene Kolz Says:

    Amazing designs using amazing fabrics!

  8. Debby Walters Says:

    A beautiful combination – Jan’s great rulers and Jane’s fantastic fabrics!

  9. Bonnie Browning Says:

    Can’t wait to see Jane’s new book… and it would be great to win a copy. She makes beautiful quilts by letting the fabric do the work.

  10. Beth Fraser Says:

    I love the kaleidoscope appearance of Cosmic Star. Would enjoy doing it. Beth

  11. Tammy Welshon Says:

    It was fun to see the in process photos and see some more quilts. The templates look great. Thanks!

  12. Catriona Stirling Says:

    Looking forward to reading Jane’s new book even if I have to buy a copy myself :-) I will be attending her lecture in Birmingham at the Festival of Quilts next month. Should be inspiring!

  13. Martha Knox Says:

    this looks great. thanks for sharing it.

  14. Tonya Says:

    I am really interested in her book! I have just clicked to follow her blog and hope to spend some time there tonight.

    I have both sets of your rulers now. I am ready to get started on using them for something very fun!

  15. Janice Stevens Says:

    Oh how amazing. Love the star

    Janice

  16. Rebecca Latham Says:

    Is it only me, or does everyone else judge a quilt first by its colors and second by the actual quilt design? By the way… PICK ME!

  17. susie Says:

    Thanks for the insight in to Jane’s work. Really…her fabric works so well with diamonds!

  18. Jolene Says:

    What a great combination, beautiful!

  19. Donna Nelson Says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on some Sassaman fabric and make a quilt from her new book. Now I think I need those diamond templates too.

  20. Sue Says:

    Love it! Looks like something I would love to make.

  21. patty Says:

    I have been collecting Jane’s fabrics and would love to make some baby quilts using her book and fabrics.

  22. Marie McDermott Says:

    Love all of these quilts. I have taken a class with Jane and loved it. Have all taken class with Jan. Both great teachers with great ideas. For sure want her book and those diamond templates!!

  23. Carol Kohlscheen Says:

    Enjoy Sassaman’s contribution to the Quilt Society since first seeing her on TV years ago, love to read about her in all the publications. Pick me. Thanks

  24. Mary Says:

    Elegantly beautiful!

  25. Alison McShanag Says:

    WOW. Thanks for sharing

  26. Kathy Service Says:

    Love the look of this book, would so enjoy winning it!

  27. donna adams Says:

    Oh please add me too! I LOVE Jane’s style and would love to win her book!

  28. sandi1100 Says:

    The quilts that have been shown in Jane’s books are gorgeous. I really love the Cosmic Star. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her book.

  29. Diana Nelson Says:

    Wow – How beautiful. The plaid is to die for. I love stripes and the use of stripes in the plaid is just great. I sure would love the book and will definitely try the templates.

  30. Karen Machemer Says:

    My best use of Jane Sassaman fabrics was in the “Wild Child” flower pattern by Barbara Olson. Very effective.

  31. Ken C Says:

    On of the favorite quilts I’ve made was using Jane’s fabric. I’ve always relished her use of color and enjoyed using her applique methods over the years. She is an inspiration.

  32. JoAnn Belling Says:

    Stars and Flowers, a beautiful combination

  33. Barbara Says:

    My passion is Paula Nadelstern’s kaleidoscopes. I may have just discovered an additional favorite. I can’t wait to see the book.

  34. Mary Ellen Adams Says:

    Jane’s fabric and 45 degree diamond rulers – wow! Genius! hope I win!

  35. Sallie Says:

    Stunning! Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. Carol Patterson Says:

    Wish the local quilt shops here carried Jane’s fabrics. I really like her fabrics and would love to have a copy of her book.

  37. Juanita Cairns Says:

    Can’t wait to see more of the book!

  38. Maggie Szafranski Says:

    Jane’s work is fantastic! As is yours!

  39. Lauren aka Giddy99 Says:

    So awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. joan kendrick Says:

    Jane’s style has always called to me, and I have collected some of her fabrics. Maybe I’ve been saving them just for this book. PLEASE!!!

  41. Judith Reynolds Says:

    Wonderful fabrics and prints oh my! Judith, Texas

  42. Gladys Love Says:

    Think of you lots Jan :). Still quilting but it’s difficult under current circumstances. Here’s hoping we meet again someday…AND that I win the book! LOL

  43. Diane Says:

    Love Jane’s bold colors and patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Diann Cornell Says:

    I really like Jane’s style.

  45. Judy Says:

    I enjoyed taking two classes with Jane this year…great fun!

  46. Sharon S...central Oregon Says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this new book by Jane.

  47. Karen Vosen Says:

    Jane is always interesting have had two classes from her. Book looks interesting.

  48. Colleen Says:

    The front cover of this book looks awesome! Would love to win and see all the goodies inside. Pick me please!

  49. Toni Bale Says:

    Great, Thank you

  50. Donna Says:

    Looks like a book with lots of inspiration–would love to win a copy! :)

  51. Lisa J. Taylor Says:

    I’ve loved Jane’s work ever since she made Willow, and I made a small lone star in a workshop with Jan in Alpine, CA. Two of my favorite quilters.

  52. Kim Egeland Says:

    A winning combination, Jan and Jane!

  53. Annmarie Says:

    I’ve been following the blog tour & everyday I think there can’t be anything more beautiful in that book tomorrow & everyday I’m wrong!!! The daily beauty is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Eileen Klee Sweeney Says:

    Color, color, and bright color – that is what I love about Jan’s work.

  55. Yolanda Douglas Says:

    Jan: Love Cosmic Star. Can’t wait to see you on The Quilt Show and back with Alex!

  56. Cecilia Says:

    Pick me! These are gorgeous. Great use of fabric. Her colors are definetly me!

  57. LJ Says:

    I need recipes – cooking or quilting!! Would love to win this intriguing book.

  58. Barbara Winkler Says:

    So many great ideas to try.

  59. Shirley Says:

    Jane’s fantasy designs and fabric are SO yummy. Her fabric stands alone and is in a class by itself.

  60. Mary Brewer Says:

    Thank you for giving us this opportunity

  61. Susan Knowles Says:

    I love my Fast2Cut rulers. I’ll look for the Patchwork Sassaman Style for inspiration ideas on more ways to use then. Thanks Jan!

  62. Wendy Hill Says:

    What’s not to love? What a great idea and book.

  63. Sue V Says:

    I love Jane’s quilting style. It’s so dramatic.

  64. Cindy Brick Says:

    Love Jane’s style! She just seems to get better every year…

  65. Ruth Wolf Says:

    Love the vivid colors. I’m 83 yrs young and I’ve been appliqueing for years now and winning ur book would start me in a new direction.
    Jan reember my hexagon plaid quilt you published yrs ago (about 2005)

  66. Catherine Massey Says:

    What a feast for the eyes! Thanks for the opportunity to win Jane’s book.

  67. betsy Says:

    I have your rulers and a huge piece of Jane’s fabric. I see potential here! Thank you for sharing. Would not have reached this conclusion on my own

  68. Lori Smanski Says:

    Her book looks awesome. I would love to be a fly on her studio wall and watch her design a fabric. How cool would that be?

  69. Lily Pang Says:

    Love the cover of Jane’s new book – can’t wait to look inside

  70. Lori Platt Says:

    Love your rulers, LOVE Jane’s fabric…and am in awe of what the 2 can produce! I’d really love to win this book! thanks for the chance.

  71. Sherry Hughes Says:

    Love the Cosmic Star!
    I am going to find the fasttocut rulers.

  72. Gretchen Stumme Says:

    I picked up a piece of Jane’s beautiful fabric this weekend at Quilting by the Lake. I would love to check out the book to see her own ideas of how to use it!

  73. Carolyn Reynolds Says:

    Jane and Jan…what a combo!

  74. Deborah M Says:

    Wow! Steeped in Jane this month…it’s been fun. Thanks for another chance to own this great book!

  75. Jacqué Holmes Says:

    Would love to win her book to help me finish a quilt I started in one of her workshops!

  76. Chris Says:

    I’d love the book. I love Jane’s designs.

  77. Mary Says:

    That book looks great!

  78. CraB Says:

    Hi Jan-What a perfect mix: your diamonds and Jane’s fabric!!!

  79. Elizabeth McDonald Says:

    This book looks fabulous! I have Jane Sassaman’s first book and it is a treasure – one of those books you return to again and again.

  80. JoanDeArc Says:

    Wow, my interest just keeps growing!!!!

  81. Carol bailey Says:

    would love to add Jane’s book to my library!

  82. MarciaW Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Jane’s new book. It would be so helpful to use for making quilts with large scale print fabrics.

  83. Kathleen B Says:

    Woohoo, the extent of Jane’s talent is amazing! You have filled in the gaps in the blog hop list and added two more opportunities to win this wonderful book. Blessings to you!

  84. Sarah Ann Smith Says:

    To be totally original (ahem): Me, me! Pick ME! Love Jane’s quilts, fabrics, and love the melding of your diamonds and her fabric. Did I say…PICK ME please?!!!!!

  85. Tamie Says:

    These are so pretty. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  86. Jean Says:

    I leafed through the book in Cinny or was it NQA, it is lovely

  87. Marlene Says:

    I love Jane’s Fabrics, thanks for a chance to win her book!

  88. Sue Rasmussen Says:

    I love Jane’s energy in her quilts and her fabrics. I am so glad she has a new book that will help quilters utilize her wonderful fabrics and designs to their best potential. Just leafing through this book will be an inspirational journey in itself.

  89. Lisa E Says:

    Jane is so creative. Her fabrics and color choices are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. Maryjo Kaszubinski Says:

    I really want to win this book and now want to explore the fast2cut rulers too. Thanks for all that the bogs are sharing.

  91. Rosemary Says:

    I just LOVE Jane’s ideas and large flower prints. Sometimes fabrics like this are difficult to find.

  92. Carrie P. Says:

    I have been following the book tour and have learned more about Jane. thanks for a chance to win her book.

  93. Dianne VanderMeer Says:

    Love Jane’s fabrics; used with your diamond templates they’re spectacular! Thanks for offering her book.

  94. Marg Says:

    Love Jane’s class. We had a great time hosting you both in Queenstown.

  95. loralie Says:

    oh, I like Jane’s plaid quilt.

  96. Karen Holt Says:

    Excited about this book! It’s sure fun seeing everyone’s blogs too!

  97. Mary Reed Says:

    I LOVE the Jane Sassaman look!!! I took a class from Jan Krentz a number of years ago at “Quilting in the Tetons”, and anything she recommends must be FIRST RATE. Jane’s colors and freestyle designs really turn me on. I have been an appliquer for years, and am really hooked on all aspects of quilting. It is time to pick someone from Idaho to be a winner!!

  98. bonnie Says:

    loved what she made using your template

  99. Mary Kay O'Neill Says:

    I would love to win this book! The front cover is just one example of the beautiful quilt pictures that are inside.

  100. Pam Says:

    She is very inspiring. I would love to win a copy of the book.

  101. Angela Brady Says:

    Thanks for the opportuntity to win a copy of Jane’s book

  102. Lesley Bowler Says:

    I am so impressed with these beautiful fabrics and Jane’s use of them in the star quilts…they are truly beautiful and amazing and inspire me so much. I would love to have her book too, what fun that would be! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  103. kay Says:

    Interesting to see the evolution of her fabric designs over the past few years. Can’t wait to see the new book!

  104. Suzi Says:

    Oooh, I love the combination of Jane’s fabric and your diamond rulers! Great idea!! I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance.

  105. Donna Bays Says:

    I’ve admired Jane’s fabrics and your designs. It would be great to have her book.

  106. Wendy Martin Says:

    I received Jane’s book in the post from Dragon Threads a couple of weeks ago. I am a great fan. Jane was a tutor at Be Creative by the Sea in Coffs Harbour Australia in 2010. We felt very privilaged.
    Her book is inspirational. There are so many quilts that i would like to make but it is difficult to purchase some of her fabrics. I also love Jan’s diamond ruler that I brought home from my visit with Jan and Betty in 2010.
    I would love to win another copy to give to a special friend who is also a fan of Jane.

  107. janie Says:

    Jan, i just bought your fast2cut Fussy Cutter rulers so i can start to create some of Jane’s (and your)great designs. SOOOO all i need now is the new book. I’ll keep my fingers crossed !

  108. marilyn Says:

    Love the quilt, love the templates! Love Jane’s fabric…what else can I say!

  109. Kathy Ryan Says:

    I love Jane’s fabric and her fabulous quilts. I would love to have her book. Hope this is my lucky entry.

  110. kathleen Says:

    There are some really terrific blogs to see out there, glad that I can view them. Yours is in that category. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  111. Roybeth Savage Says:

    Have my rulers, and my fingers are crossed.

  112. Peter Piche Says:

    You two make a great pair. The fabric and quilt design are winners. I’ll take the book if you pick me.

  113. Sharon Scott Says:

    Love it all! thank you for the giveaway!

  114. Gene Black Says:

    Jane’s quilts are just stunning. I really want to learn to use her methods for making the quilts I make. I hope I win this book!

  115. Debbie Says:

    Great review, Jan! I have a lot of Jane’s fabrics. Would be great to win the book. If needed, I have a U.S. mailing address. Thanks, Jan!

  116. Sallie Vloedman Says:

    Looks like a wonderful book – probably a must-have. Took a class with Jan in the spring – have made two of the expanded star quilts since. What a duo – Jan & Jane.

  117. Nancy Says:

    Jane’s book looks terrific! What fun it would be to win her book.

  118. Helen Ridgway Says:

    The cosmic star is awesome!

  119. Wanda Says:

    I love Jane’s quilts and her fabrics. I would love to win the book. I have your rulers too.

  120. Sherri Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  121. Barbara Says:

    Gorgeous fabric!

  122. usairdoll Says:

    Such an amazing and talented artist! I love her designs. I just discovered Jane through this blog hop and can’t wait to see more of her work.

    Thank you and Jane for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  123. Cathy Miller Says:

    I love Jane’s quilts! Wonderful to see what fussy-cutting can do.

  124. Kathy N Says:

    her fabric is awesome.

  125. Trudi Sommerfield Says:

    Wow! I’d love a copy of Jane’s new book. I love her work.

  126. sandi1100 Says:

    Janes quilts are gorgeous!!! I love the cosmic star! Thanks for the chance to win a book.

  127. Jan Says:

    HELLO, ALL! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS! I am preparing to draw the name….. (drum roll please!)…….

    I have drawn the name of Annmarie. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will contact her by e-mail to notify her of her win, and acquire her mailing address.

    Please continue to follow the blog entries for Jane Sassaman’s book, both the entries before my blog page, and following. If you are not a winner, I encourage you to purchase a copy of the book for your library – it is a real keeper! I have some of Jane’s beautiful fabrics on my shelf, and I am dying to cut into it!! Happy stitching, ALL!

  128. Mary - Kerrville Says:

    Dug up my land line May 30 while doing major landscaping. Just today have a temporary hookup. Missed a lot of your blog but promise to catch up and keep up. So enjoyed your class and look forward to seeing you again. Should be able to make the Houston Quilt show and possibly see you again. Many thanks for your time and patience and sharing your love of fabrics and quilting.

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