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:

2-Jul Laura Wasilowski
3-Jul Jessica Sloan
4-Jul   Celebrate Independence Day!
5-Jul Judy CoatesPerez
6-Jul Jane Sassaman
7-Jul Linda Teufel
8-Jul Gloria Hansen
9-Jul Melissa Peda
10-Jul Susan B Knapp
11-Jul Jacquie Gering
12-Jul Weeks Ringle
13-Jul SewCalGal
14-Jul Jessica Kovach
15-Jul Pam Matthews
16-Jul Frieda Anderson
17-Jul Pat Sloan
18-Jul Jan Krentz
19-Jul Anita Grossman Solomon
20-Jul Lyric Kinard
21-Jul The Quilt Show
22-Jul Jane La Fazio
23-Jul Free Spirit
24-Jul Nancy Zieman

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! 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!

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!


Jane's Plaid Quilt

Jane’s Plaid Quilt

128 Responses to “Patchwork Sassaman Style Blog Tour”

  1. Angela Brady Says:

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

  2. 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!

  3. kay Says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Donna Bays Says:

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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 !

  8. marilyn Says:

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Roybeth Savage Says:

    Have my rulers, and my fingers are crossed.

  12. 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.

  13. Sharon Scott Says:

    Love it all! thank you for the giveaway!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. Nancy Says:

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

  18. Helen Ridgway Says:

    The cosmic star is awesome!

  19. Wanda Says:

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

  20. Sherri Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  21. Barbara Says:

    Gorgeous fabric!

  22. 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.


  23. Cathy Miller Says:

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

  24. Kathy N Says:

    her fabric is awesome.

  25. Trudi Sommerfield Says:

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

  26. sandi1100 Says:

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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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