Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I'm impressed with the use of postcards to announce Jennifer Chiaverini's new Elm Creek Quilts novel, The Union Quilters. Jennifer mentioned on Facebook that she had 20 postcards and a Union Quilters' pin, to send to the first 100 people who responded with an e-mail. She would appreciate their distributing the cards, which announced her new book and listed her upcoming appearances.
I responded in time to receive the cards and have been handing them out to my daughter's quilt group, the local library and a local bookstore where I teach workshops. I'm also mailing them to friends who read the Elm Creek Quilts books and/or are involved in quilting.
Do you have unique ways of using postcards to publicize your books?
Thursday, December 31, 2009
One area an author can utilize branding is by writing a series of books with the same setting, same characters, same theme...at least some thread tying them all together as Jennifer Chiaverini has done with her Elm Creek Quilts novel series. I've written about this technique in the post, Branding - The Elm Creek Way.
Have you looked into developing a brand for your business or name?
Monday, April 27, 2009
Blisstree Arts Cyndi's done a round-up of all her image transfer tutorials.
Creating Memory Shadowboxes Mary Emma Allen explores some ways to create shadowboxes with memorabilia to preserve memories and special moments.
Gelly Roll Inspiration Visual journal inspiration from artists using Gelly Roll gel pens.
How to wind yarn with a nostepinne A nostepinne is a stick that you use to wind yarn into a flat ball that is center pull and easily stacked. So, they are a great way to organize your yarn stash!
Pretty Pot of Pens for Mom Add a little glam to Mom’s desk with this lovely and handy penholder filled with flower-topped pens.
Which of these ideas do you find intriguing?
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It's amazing how the theme of gardening is carried into art, whether it's painting, collage, mixed media, or quilting. As I was browsing through my quilt books, I noticed a number of patterns named for topics related to gardening...whether vegetables or flowers.
Flowers in a Pot
Hawaiian Grape Vine
Basket of Oranges
Basket of Tulips
Do you have any favorite fruit or vegetable quilt patterns, or others related to gardening?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
- Irish Puzzle
- Irish Chain
- Double Irish Chain
- Triple Irish Chain
- Anna's Irish Tulip
Do you have any special Irish or St. Patrick's Day designs that you make? Or that were handed down in your family?
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Here at Quilters' Potpourri, I shall be increasing the information I share, as I have time.
Also, visit my Tales of the Trails End Quilters blog about my quilting heritage. I'll be adding to it more regularly.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Then I discovered there were books with quilt patterns to accompany the picture book and wrote about them in Follow-up Books for the Quiltmaker's Gift.
You may want to check out these books:
The Quiltmaker's Gift
Quilts From the Quiltmaker's Gift
More Quilts From the Quiltmaker's Gift