Monday, August 1, 2011

My Friend Jacquelynne

One of the best things about being a designer in the quilting industry is getting to meet and spend time with so many talented and fun people.  Jacquelynne Steves is a friend of mine and a fellow Henry Glass Designer.  Her fabrics are so sweet--they all come from her hand-painted illustrations in her one-of-a-kind style.  You can see her latest line, Apple Blossom Acres here.

Now Jacquelynne has brought that style to a new book she has written and illustrated for Kansas City
Star (another thing we have in common).  This book is a treasure!   

Fruitful Hands is the perfect title.  
   Jacquelynne is hosting a Book Blog Tour this week to showcase the new book.  You will want to visit her blog because there are prizes each day!! 

It is so fun to see not only all the great designs but the whole book is illustrated by Jacquelynne.  It is filled with wonderful projects in stitchery, wool, quilting, AND yummy recipes.

Here's one of the stitchery projects, Fruit of the Spirit.  Isn't that covered mat a good idea?  You could use any of your favorite fabrics to highlight your stitchery, and the instructions for covering the mat are included, too.

 Here's another page with an enticing recipe.  I happen to love cranberry sauce, so  I bet I will love this Blueberry Chutney too!  I can't wait to try it on a home-made roll spread with cream cheese and layered high with chunks of roasted turkey.  Makes me hungry just thinking of it!

 I really think Jacquelynne can be proud of this book, and I know you will love it too.  You can find it at quilt shops and on the web.  If you want to order it from Jacquelynne, here's the link to her site.

Now remember to visit the rest of the Blog Book Tour, here's the schedule:

Monday: Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt and Gift Company
              Jill Finley of Jillily Studio
Tuesday: Pat Sloan of, well, everything!
Wednesday: Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches
Thursday: Michele Foster of The Quilting Gallery
Friday: Sandi Andersen of A Legacy of Stitches

There are prizes to be won every day, so hop on over!  And in the spirit of prize giving, I think I will give one away, too.  So make a comment here and I will send you a free pattern--how about "Meadow?"
I will choose a winner tomorrow and let you know...  But you will need to be a follower, and leave a comment on this post. 

PS.  I have some great things to post about this week, so be sure to come back often!!!!!

58 comments:

Jan said...

What a great book. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Jo's Corner said...

Hi Jill ~ I am so excited to see where/who Sorbet Garden came from! It's so lovely. i am looking forward to having the book! Hugs ~ Jo

Snoodles said...

I am sew excited! I hope that I can win one of her books! I hope, I hope!
Jacque in SC aka Snoodles at Lilypadquilting
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barb said...

That blueberry chutney sounds awfully good! The sweet little watercolors sprinkled throughout the book are a delight, too.

Sunnybec said...

Have entered to with this book it looks lovely, thanks for a chance to win the pattern too. I already follow you and The Noble Wife. Linda

Sunnybec said...

Have entered to with this book it looks lovely, thanks for a chance to win the pattern too. I already follow you and The Noble Wife. Linda

gill said...

This looks a great book!
I love the colours used in this pattern!

Shelley said...

Thanks for the alert about what looks to be a lovely new book! I'm heading over there next, but wanted to leave you a comment since I love that Meadow pattern :) I hardly ever make quilts with only a few colors (I'm more of a rainbow kind of girl) but this one's just lovely!

Diane H said...

Love Jackie's new book . Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous pattern. I'm a new follower - your600th! Congrats to you too!

Unknown said...

I would love see the watercolors and to browse through her book. I also want to tell you THANK YOU for the applique binding tutorial. I haven't done much applique. It was excellent! I would love to win this pattern with applique and put that knowledge to work. Thanks Jill.

Kathryn said...

I love the title of the book - I try to make my hands fruitful. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

D y a said...

Oh wow, thanks for telling about this book, I already love it (such great colors). Another blog for Google Reader :-))

Joyce Remley said...

This is my first time to your blog thanks to the Noble Wife and her new book, so far looks like a great edition to my library (I'm a quilter newby). Your pattern looks like a lovely pillow top to me, could use different colors for a seasonal theme ! Thanks for the inspiration and I'll be back often. Joyce

Patchwork and Play said...

The Meadow quilt is lovely! There is something so fresh about blue, green and white together!

beth said...

What a fun book! I love your patterns though!

Laurie said...

heading over to check out the book now - and Meadow is pretty - thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This book looks so awesome! I am a new follower :-)

Patty D from NC said...

What a beautiful quilt patten

Mommarock said...

What a wonderful quilt! It looks like such a great book too.

scottylover said...

Lovely book! And that blueberry chutney looks scrumptious!

Thanks for sharing with us!
Sandy A

Donna said...

Fruitful Hands is, as you said, the perfect title for Jacquelynne's book. I enjoy following both your blog and Jacquelynne's.

Meadow is a lovely pattern. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

Terry said...

That looks like a wonderful book! And thanks for the giveaway too! I'd love to win your beautiful pattern! And I'll definitely be back because I'm a follower of your lovely blog! :0)

Marcia W. said...

I already follow your blog and would love to win one of your patterns, AND a copy of J's book. Thanks for the opportunity!

quiltma said...

Wow Meadow is beautiful.
I also think the book will be wonderful...
Your making me hungry by the way.

Grammasheri said...

Thank you for being part of this blog introduction for Jacquelynne's new book! I love the Fruit of the Spirit needlework project.

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Fiona said...

I'm hoping I get to win one of her books. The Blueberry Chutney sounds wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Claudia said...

...it looks wonderful!

sandy said...

This looks like a book that I would be interested in. Loved your book that I bought last year. Thanks for inspiring us.

Carrie P. said...

Congrats to Jacquelynne. I love the stitchery.
I am a follower and thanks for a chance to win one of your beautiful patterns.

LeAnne said...

Looks like a great book. Love the idea of the fabric-covered mat board. I just ordered Stitched Together. Supposed to be here Saturday. Can't wait.

Lindy said...

There is so much talent 'out here'! What wonderful, gifted people we meet on the blog tours.

Dolores said...

What a wonderful fabric line and a lovely book with recipes too. Great combination.

Mary said...

OHHHH I'd love to make the Meadow pattern...I'm a follower already. Thanks for being part of the Book Blog tour. Put my name in the hat, please!

suz said...

This looks like a definite book to put on the "must have" list!
How nice of you to include one of your beautiful patterns!
whysyourhatwet@hotmail.com

colleen said...

I love to do stitchery and her patterns look beautiful. Please enter me in the drawing.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for the review.....and the giveaway.

Busy As Can Be said...

What a cute book. Want to do the cover ...lol....so cute,

BeachQuilter said...

I'm looking forward to exploring this book and I love the pattern you are giving away. Thanks and I am a follower.

Becky said...

Wow! I love the Fruits of the Spirit stitchery. I'll have to find this book!

Vicki ♥ said...

It all looks great and I have not done wool applique and Jackies designs would be wonderful to get me started on them. Love it!
Your blog is lovely too and I am going to have a good read of it :)

AKnativewoman said...

Well, I am a follower, and this book looks really good!!! Thanks for being in this -

Wendy said...

I just found out about this book from Natalie's blog but wanted to leave a comment anyway in case I missed the giveaway ... I do follow your blog but have been off blogosphere due to work ... I'm glad to see your post as YUM! blueberry chutney ... delish! Thank you for sharing a beautiful book!!

arlette said...

Love the book, thank you for the chance!!!!, I'm already your follower yay

Wanda said...

The book sounds like great fun. Your pattern looks great also and I would love to win.

Patty C. said...

The book looks wonderful !!

Avalon said...

This book looks lovely!!!
Perhaps i can win one of this books :-)
I want!!

Happy day

Simone de Klerk said...

Such a great combination in one book (: and thanks for the chance to win!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

ooooh blueberry chutney, certainly is fruit of the spirit!!!What a simply wonderful combination, recipes and quilt projects!

hueisei said...

I am following the tour. Such a great book!!
Thanks for a chance to win...

Elisa said...

Such a lovely book- thanks for bringing it to our attention :)

Connie said...

Great book and a fun tour!

Jeanne said...

I love book tours and this one has been so nice. And you are a very generous spirit. Thanks for the nice pattern giveaway, maybe I will win it. Jackie's book is wonderful, something that needs to be in my bookcase. Thanks again.

DutchQuilter said...

I love your patterns. Blueberry recipes are a favorite of mine.

Carol in E TN said...

Looks like a wonderful book! I am a new follower.

Kritta22 said...

The blueberries! That is so yummy!
Kritta22@hotmail.com
I'm a follower too

Jonna said...

I love your use of color! Very pretty and fresh.

regina said...

This model is great for the purity of the colors of the flowers and simple, but very pretty to me a shame that in France it's impossible to get this book kisses Regina