September 1, 2012

Oooh, I’ve been waiting to get my paws on this one!

Back at Spring Market in Kansas City, I attended author Angela Lawrence‘s Schoolhouse presentation, because I’m always interested to hear what other appliqué enthusiasts have to say. Angela has been teaching hand appliqué for many years, and for her new book she’s broken down every step and laid it out in a beautiful visual guide. As she made her way through her presentation, I was like, “Check, check, that’s the way I do it, check, awesome.” With one exception, which is our placement method, Angela and I are “like this” when it comes to hand appliqué.

I spoke with Angela after the presentation, and she was delighted to hear that I wanted to feature her beautiful new book on the blog. But guess what? The copy she had in her hand was the only one in captivity! It was an advance copy and the book wasn’t even out yet!

Later in the weekend I stopped by the Landauer booth and made the acquaintance of E.B., the digital marketing person. She was also very happy to have the book featured once it came out. I gave her my card but afterward realized I hadn’t written my email address on the back for her. Argh! Since then I’ve been pondering the best way to follow up. Excelsior! I got an email from E.B. asking for my address so she could send me the book! Thank you Landauer!

I’d show you some more images, and tell you what-all’s in the book, but Landauer has gone to all the trouble, so just click on over to their website and watch the short video! Let me add that there’s a packet of full-size templates inside the back cover for the nine projects.

I have a copy of the book to give away to a lucky reader. If you’d like to enter the drawing, leave a comment at the bottom of this post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Wednesday, September 5.

Contest open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Remember that you can’t enter the drawing from your email program. You have to be on the blog itself on the internet to leave a comment.

Good luck everyone!
By Kay Mackenzie


95 Responses to “Needleturn Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond”

  1. Marian on September 1st, 2012 10:40 am

    I would love to win this book, especially since it has your seal of approval! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Estie on September 1st, 2012 10:46 am

    What a nice book on applique. I’d love to win it!

  3. Linda Carhill on September 1st, 2012 10:56 am

    I love needleturn applique and love applique books!

  4. Sandy A in St. Louis on September 1st, 2012 11:14 am

    Please count me in on the give away! Needle turn is my favorite way to do applique and I am always looking for new tips and help.

    So glad they contacted you!

  5. Maureen on September 1st, 2012 11:36 am

    Thank you so much for the chance at this book give-away! Love, love, love, applique!
    I can never learn too much.

  6. Dottie on September 1st, 2012 11:56 am

    I’d love to have a copy of the book to put into our guild library, right next to your book.

  7. Patti on September 1st, 2012 12:19 pm

    A great book on needle turn applique, which I enjoy doing. Thanks for a chance.

  8. Nancy on September 1st, 2012 12:20 pm

    I love appliqué, especially hand applique. This would be a grand book to have.

  9. Mary on September 1st, 2012 12:25 pm

    Thanks for this opportunity to win the book.
    It sounds wonderful but how could it be any better than your books—which I love. After I write this I’m going to go check it out. Thanks for the link.

  10. Christine Richards on September 1st, 2012 12:33 pm

    I am just learning about hand applique and loving it so this book would be a wonderful addition to my small library. Thank you for this great chance to win it!

  11. Lynn D in NC on September 1st, 2012 12:34 pm

    I love applique but am always interested in improving my results and learning new techniques. I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Lori Ginsberg on September 1st, 2012 1:08 pm

    Oh my! I would love to have a copy of this book. I love needleturn applique and have been following your blog for quite a while now. This has been an incredibly busy year for me (oldest daughter got married; one daughter had her third baby and one son had his first baby; one son-in-law graduated from the Sheriff’s Academy). Applique kind on went on the back burner, but I am longing to begin again. This book sounds wonderful.

  13. Leslie in Maine on September 1st, 2012 1:51 pm

    This looks like a great book. I am trying to learn needleturn applique and can use all the “basics and beyond” help I can get.

  14. Linda Klauer on September 1st, 2012 2:00 pm

    I love doing applique, but just can’t seem to get needle turn. I’m sure this book would help.

  15. Kathleen Connors on September 1st, 2012 2:15 pm

    I love reading books about applique, the way some women like to read cookbooks :). Then I love to make the projects–the quilt on the book cover is just my style. I learn news things in every book, too. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  16. Carolyn on September 1st, 2012 4:37 pm

    Needleturn is my preferred style of applique and I’ve never actually had a book or looked for instruction on how to do it. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  17. Debbie St.Germain on September 1st, 2012 6:01 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful book and I do love needle turn. My problem is with the points, It is hit or miss for me, so need to learn how to do them nicely without spending an hour trying to turn it just right.

    I keep my feet up so I don’t bend over when I work on projects, but my new ottoman is lighter and moves around, need to figure out a way to keep it still.


  18. Diane Kennedy on September 1st, 2012 6:13 pm

    I would live to have a chance to win this book! Thanks so much for hosting!

  19. Sharon on September 1st, 2012 6:15 pm

    I’d love to win this book! More applique knowledge is always welcome.

  20. Linda Luggen on September 1st, 2012 6:58 pm

    I have taught hand applique for years, but am always wanting to learn more myself. Would love to win this book!

  21. Paule-Marie on September 1st, 2012 7:09 pm

    Wow, just looked at the video. What a great book. Thank you for having the giveaway

  22. lee on September 1st, 2012 7:57 pm

    This would be such a lovely book to have! thank you for the review and giveaway.

  23. Loris Mills on September 1st, 2012 8:08 pm

    This looks to be a very inspirational book! Would love to learn from it. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

  24. Char on September 1st, 2012 8:46 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Thank you for hosting this give away :)

  25. Ruth B on September 1st, 2012 9:36 pm

    I would be thrilled to win this book! I would be going down the checklist to see if I was doing things the same way too!

  26. Carmen Wyant on September 1st, 2012 10:19 pm

    I love doing needleturn applique. Raw edge is OK if you are going to finish by machine, but I find it incredibly hard to get a needle through the fusible backed fabric & my stitches never turn out as well as they should (being an old needlework teacher, this drives me crazy). So I tried needleturn and just love it. This book looks like a wonderful resource.

  27. Donna A on September 2nd, 2012 5:12 am

    I would love to win this book! Needle turn applique has fast become one of my favorite things to do. Angela Lawrence helps out at Creekside (a quilt shop, not far from my town) and Landauer is the company that my ex DIL works for. This book would be a wonderful one to win………and if I don’t win it, I’ll buy one!!!

  28. Kim on September 2nd, 2012 5:22 am

    I adore applique and the projects look really sweet in the book. I would love a copy.

  29. Sue on September 2nd, 2012 6:45 am

    Another book about appliqué – well, you can’t have too many! Would love to win a copy, Sue in sunny Florida

  30. THERESA W on September 2nd, 2012 8:14 am

    This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway! I am working on a hand applique project right now.

  31. Conny Brusselers on September 2nd, 2012 8:17 am

    I’d love to win the book. I haven’t been doing applique for very long and certainly could use any tips on technique!

  32. Kathy Lancaster on September 2nd, 2012 9:47 am

    Would love to win this book. Always looking to perfect my applique.

  33. Delinda Lea on September 2nd, 2012 9:47 am

    I would be delighted beyond words to enjoy this wonderful book. Thank you for sharing it!

  34. DebrafromMD on September 2nd, 2012 9:47 am

    I love applique and this book would be a welcome addition to my library.

  35. Nancy Larsen on September 2nd, 2012 9:52 am

    I love needle turn applique, and I’m such a newbie. I learn something new with every project. I want this book! It would be nice to win it – but if I don’t, I’ll be buying it.

  36. Marcia K on September 2nd, 2012 9:55 am

    I would love to learn more about this method, and this book looks fantastic. Wonderful patterns!!!

  37. Nancy W on September 2nd, 2012 10:11 am

    You seal of approval- priceless! Would love this book!

  38. Candace in WA on September 2nd, 2012 10:27 am

    What a gorgeous book, thank you for sharing it with us :)

  39. Jenny W on September 2nd, 2012 10:28 am

    This looks like a book I need to have in my collection. Most books lack the illustrations that Angela provided.

  40. Sue on September 2nd, 2012 10:33 am

    This book certainly looks like it would help me improve my applique skills. Thanks for the opportunity

  41. MarieSews on September 2nd, 2012 10:38 am

    OOOOHHHHHHH!!! I’d love to receive a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to add it to my library.

  42. jane denny on September 2nd, 2012 10:44 am

    I would sew love to win this book!

  43. Rhonda Wegner on September 2nd, 2012 10:45 am

    I just viewed the new applique book by Angela Lawrence and it the illustrations and step-by step directions look fantastic! I am new to the world of applique but am quickly becoming addicted. I love not only the look of applique, but the fact that most projects are easy to take along to work on whether I’m waiting in the car for my kids or on my lunch hour at my job.

    Thank you Kay for giving one of us “lucky ladies” a chance at owning this great book!

  44. Kathy O in GA on September 2nd, 2012 10:51 am

    Kay, I too love to check out how others accomplish their applique – thank you so much for the seal of approval of this new book, and the opportunity to win a copy!

  45. Dee on September 2nd, 2012 10:58 am

    I would love to win the book….it looks like it would be very helpful in improving one’s applique skills. Thanks!

  46. Polly Hada on September 2nd, 2012 10:59 am

    Oh thank you Kay! One can never hear or have too many tips on doing hand applique. This book sounds wonderful and so grateful they contacted you. My fingers are crossed!

  47. Donna on September 2nd, 2012 11:14 am

    Hi I’m soooo! Interested in learning new ways to do needle turn. All tips are tried and welcomed I have tried machine and although I am fairly good I don’t have the Same satisfaction as with needle turn it’s just peaceful.

  48. ritainalaska on September 2nd, 2012 11:45 am

    applique, my fav thing to do, but i’ve not tried needle turn … would love to win this book for a handy reference and to enjoy the patterns. thanx for the chance.

  49. Brenda Cornell on September 2nd, 2012 11:47 am

    I am so glad to know about this book. I have been working hard on needle turn but need some help with those sharp points.

  50. Sandy O on September 2nd, 2012 11:50 am

    I love needle turn applique and always interested in learning something new. What a great book to add to my collection. Just love your blog. Thanks for doing this.

  51. Jane Knoll-Tenney on September 2nd, 2012 12:07 pm

    I would so love to win this book! Needleturn has been difficult so I resort to other methods. Would love to learn the correct way. Thanks for this opportunity.

  52. Nellie on September 2nd, 2012 12:13 pm

    Appears to be a great resource book with some fun colours. Please enter my in your draw. Thank you.

  53. Carrie P. on September 2nd, 2012 12:46 pm

    I always like to see new applique books. thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  54. KatieQ on September 2nd, 2012 1:08 pm

    This looks like a great book. I love having an applique project to take along with me when I am out and about.
    Thanks for making this great giveaway possible.

  55. Applikaye on September 2nd, 2012 1:16 pm

    I always love new appliqué books and would love to win this one.

  56. Patricia Faye on September 2nd, 2012 1:42 pm

    I would love to win this book. I need help with my appliqué!

  57. Sandra V on September 2nd, 2012 1:42 pm

    I want to learn needle turn applique so bad. I have learnt raw edge, freezer paper and starch methods.

  58. Lauretta6 on September 2nd, 2012 1:48 pm

    The video looked great. She uses terrific colors. Applique is my thing and I would love this book,

  59. Christy B on September 2nd, 2012 2:36 pm

    The book looks fantastic and I would love to add it to my library! Thanks!!

  60. Jo Ann on September 2nd, 2012 3:13 pm

    I would love to read this book. I am just getting back into applique and forgot how much fun, so checking out different techniques to find what I love the best.

  61. Jacque on September 2nd, 2012 3:16 pm

    Love love love hand appliqué. I use a different method but always love to pick up new tips. Hoping to win this new book!

  62. Victoria Miner on September 2nd, 2012 4:13 pm

    What a wonderful looking book. I’d love to win a copy. I’ve been appliqueing for years but am always open to learning new tips and methods. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  63. Judy G on September 2nd, 2012 4:35 pm

    This looks like a book I need. Especially since it has your approval. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  64. Kate Brown on September 2nd, 2012 5:12 pm

    I would LOVE to win this book! I so want to start applique and this sounds like the perfect book to start with. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  65. sandy on September 2nd, 2012 7:20 pm

    Wow, looks like a great book. The video was very informative and I think I could even do it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy, I would love to learn to applique.

  66. Dee on September 2nd, 2012 8:45 pm

    This book looks amazing – I would love the opportunity to win it.

  67. Douglas Oliver on September 2nd, 2012 9:36 pm

    Ooh pick me. I would love to win this book. Thanks Kay

  68. Chris on September 2nd, 2012 10:04 pm

    I can’t wait to see the new book. I have no doubt it will be a success.

  69. Linda Shaver on September 2nd, 2012 10:23 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am just attempting to learn this applique method and I am sure this book will help a lot!

  70. Donna on September 3rd, 2012 3:40 am

    This book looks wonderful – thank you for the opportunity to win!

  71. Cathy Weatherford on September 3rd, 2012 6:18 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. I love applique. Been trying different styles and ways. My latest is wool applique. Been really enjoying doing that. Hope I win this book

  72. Jane Hannah on September 3rd, 2012 6:58 am

    Looks like a great book for improving needleturn applique, which I love to do. Thanks for a chance to win this book!

  73. Sue on September 3rd, 2012 8:27 am

    Book looks great–how nice of you to share !


  74. G Britten on September 3rd, 2012 8:38 am

    Love the cool designs in the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  75. Danetta on September 3rd, 2012 11:00 am

    Love, love, love what I’ve seen so far. Very cool that you’re giving us all a chance to win it. Thanks so much!

  76. Kat on September 3rd, 2012 3:11 pm

    I would love to get my hands on this book also. I keep thinking that if I read these books, I will obtain the skill through osmosis! Looking forward to seeing this book.

  77. Sheryl W. on September 3rd, 2012 3:50 pm

    Of course I’d love to have this book! I might like it almost as much as your books. Thanks for the opportunity.

  78. teresa fabozzi on September 3rd, 2012 5:14 pm

    I would love to learn needle turn applique. Thanks for the opportunity to receive such a lovely book.

  79. terri on September 3rd, 2012 7:15 pm

    Ooohh, thank you for the opportunity to win. Love your site.

  80. Ann carrico on September 3rd, 2012 7:42 pm

    I soooo need to win this book!!

  81. Nita on September 3rd, 2012 8:07 pm

    I like needle turn appliqué and would like to get better at it. It looks a lovely book.

  82. Jennifer P on September 3rd, 2012 9:55 pm

    What an intriguing book title. I would love to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the give away.

  83. Rhonda on September 4th, 2012 5:54 am

    Count me in! I’m teaching myself how to do needleturn and would really appreciate any help I can get.

    Thank you.

  84. Susan on September 4th, 2012 6:27 am

    Can never have enough applique books. Thank you for sharing.

  85. Deb G. in VA on September 4th, 2012 8:44 am

    This sounds like a wonderful book! I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!

  86. Barb Rohrmayr on September 4th, 2012 10:20 am

    I’d love a chance to win this book. I can use all the tips to improve my work. Thanks for the opportunity to win. =!=

  87. Mandy on September 4th, 2012 11:36 am

    Love needleturn plus a chance to win a new book!!! thanks for the chance to win.

  88. Barbara on September 4th, 2012 1:10 pm

    There are so many ways to applique! No matter how much you think you know, there is always something new to learn.

  89. Joan Rodriguez on September 4th, 2012 1:16 pm

    I like the step-by-step instructions in this book, always helpful to see each step explained in this way.

  90. Michele Hester on September 4th, 2012 1:47 pm

    It has been a while since I have entered a contest – but I couldn’t resist this one! Thank you for doing it.

  91. Libby Jones on September 4th, 2012 2:33 pm

    Wowsers! Thanks for being so generous! I used to do a lot of applique, then life stepped in. I have traveled over Ky, OH, PA, OK, CT, Texas, Colorado, TN, and finally ended up 2 times divorced in Erie, PA! I live with my Maine Coon cat named Blue. I am FINALLY able to get back to sewing! My problem is I can’t remember how I used to do things. I used to have a book with visuals, but I don’t remember what the name was. LOL. Anyway, this book would sure get a work out, especially having trouble with placement and joining two pieces. I have M. Walker’s My Cat’s Garden that I had started, and would love to get back to it, but I need help!
    Thanks for the chance…

  92. Susan on September 5th, 2012 5:37 am

    Oh oh I so need this book.I know my chances of winning are like finding that needle in a thread pile but I’m gonna dream. Thanks for the chance and your great blog.

  93. Sharon Meyer on September 5th, 2012 3:11 pm

    Thank you so much for the help in getting me to be able to leave a comment. I have just begun my journey in hand applique, and your designs are heavenly. I would love to win. How to i go from e-mail to getting the blog? Happy quilting and appliqueing to one and all.

  94. Lynn S on September 5th, 2012 4:59 pm

    Wow would I love this book! My guild had me do a little program on needleturn applique and it was hard finding publications specific to the technique. This is the technique I use. This would be a wonderful resource to help me improve too!

  95. Shirley B on October 1st, 2012 10:56 am

    I would love to win this book as I really lean toward applique quilts and am just getting started learning how to do them.