12 July, 2010

City Quilts - Welcome to the Blog Tour


Welcome to the first stop on the City Quilts Blog Tour! And welcome to Naptime Quilter for all you new visitors. I am extremely pleased to be joining the rest of the blog tour crew. And I am very excited to share this book with you.

If you haven't had a chance to pick up City Quilts yet, make sure you enter here and everywhere else on the tour for your chance to win a copy. One copy at every stop, courtesy of C&T Publishing! And fabric too, courtesy of Robert Kauffman!

City Quilts is a really interesting book. Cherri House takes her hometown, Houston, as the main inspiration for the projects in the book. But with her work being exclusively in solid fabrics, there is a distinct Amish/Gees Bend influence. City Quilts is a fantastic example of modern quilting with a very strong grounding in tradition.

To be honest, I expected it to be a book of patterns only, but I was more than pleasantly surpised to read so much more. Incredible discussions on inspiration, colour, process, and the melding of traditional and modern/contemporary. I found these discussions detailed and informative. And when it came to the patterns, I loved reading about Cherri's original inspiration and how she translated it into the pattern. Finally, Cherri encourages her readers to play, to try new things and adapt her patterns into their own ideas. As someone who doesn't follow patterns (much) I appreciated this encouragement. And now I have more than a few ideas percolating based on Cherri and her inspiration.

Cherri and I had the opportunity for a little interview. I'd love to share that with you.

What marked the transition for you from a hobby quilter to a professional quilter?
It wasn't a particular accomplishment, it was my work, City News to be exact. It was hanging in Robert Kaufman's booth at Portland Spring Market 2008, and I knew I had done it, I knew the quality of my work surpassed anything I had done before, and that I was in new territory. It was a game changer for me.

Do you think you would be the quilter you are without the internet and blogging?
Yes, absolutely. I had been quilting since the early 80's, always trying to push myself, and improve my skills. What the internet and blogging has brought to me is the quilting community. I'm a pretty solitary person in terms of my quilt work, the term social butterfly would never apply to me. So, having the internet and blogging has given me a group globally that I haven't cultivated locally.
My LQS carries my patterns, and my book. Plus, I have taught locally for years, mostly privately, but I have started teaching at my LQS, which has been really exciting! Yes, having an online pattern business has been wonderful... the other night I filled orders for customers in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Canada (!), everywhere... Through the internet having a worldwide audience is possible, and attainable for my book and patterns.

City Quilts is great at documenting your inspiration. Once you have your inspiration, what is your process for translating that into a quilt?
After I have the inspiration, it is a matter of finding or creating a quilt pattern that will translate and mesh with the inspiration. the quilt City Circles was inspired by city traffic, but in a quilt book based on squares and rectangles, an actual circular quilt pattern wouldn't do. The Shoo-fly quilt block is made with squares and rectangles but appears circular, so it was the perfect fit. The actual block patterns are the vehicle to translate inspiration into a quilt.

When does the colour scheme/picking fabric come into the process?
There isn't just one answer for me - it's kind of a 'chicken or the egg thing'. Sometimes I want to make a green quilt, so the color/fabric will come first, everything else will follow. Other times I will design what I think is a great quilt, and with EQ6 I'll try different colorways to determine what looks best. If I'm working with a manufacturer or magazine, I may have very little say in the matter, and I create something within the parameters someone else has set.

Have you ever considered sharing that process or profiling it on the blog, a la the Process Pledge?
I've read about the pledge process and I've thought about participating, but then I think, "would someone care, would someone be interested in why I chose orange over red?" I'm happy to share whatever is going on with my work, mistakes and all. Holy crap - as embarrasing as it was, I freely admitted to falling in the lake trying to take a freakin' photo of a quilt. A core belief I've always had, is that I'm not competing with anyone but myself. I'll never be able to knock out as many quilts as ________, my machine quilting with never match ______. All I can do is better than the quilt before, the pattern before, the book before - it is a journey and through blogging I am able to share that journey.

There is a lot of discussion these days online and in print about the modern quilt movement. You are a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and City Quilts is undoubtedly considered a modern book.  Do you make this distinction yourself, between modern and traditional?
This is a touchy subject for me, which seems kind of silly. Yes, I am a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, I started the Houston chapter. Yes, City Quilts is considered a modern book - which is great! But where I get a little iffy is the "modern" thing - what is modern? If I'm asked to identify my quilting self, I say that I create 'contemporary' quilts. I don't say 'modern', and I don't say 'art', I state that I make contemporary quilts based on traditional patterns. Everything about what I do is traditional in the terms of piecing, and technique. Maybe I'm an orphan quilter, I don't belong with the traditional group, and I'm not sure if I belong with the modern group. Seems silly to be at such a loss for a definition but there it is.

As I mention in the book, my first appreciation of solids was through an exhibit of Amish quilts at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. That a solid colored fabric could produce quilts that glowed was mind blowing to me. I also had a huge appreciation for the timelessness of Amish quilts. There are quilts from the 1800 and 1900's that look like contemporary works of art.

In regards to the simple block construction in the book, I have a passion for helping quilters to understand that simple doesn't mean boring. There are many books and patterns for beginning quilters that are a complete snoozefest! There is no need for that - we need to elevate quilting, and elevate our work. 

Thanks Cherri, for a very interesting and inspiring book, and a great interview.

To enter the draw for the prizes - a copy of City Quilts courtesy of C&T Publishing and a Fat Quarter Stack of Kona Solids from Robert Kaufman - please leave a comment on this post. Only comment once please, and make sure you have an email attached to your comment so I have a way to contact you. I'll keep the draw open until the end of the blog tour, that's on July 24, midnight MST.

Don't forget to visit the rest of the hosts for more from Cherri and more chances to win.

July 15  Pat Sloan
July 16  Spool 
July 17  Robert Kaufman
July 18  Fat Quarterly
July 20  Sewer/Sewist
July 21   Jaybird Quilts
July 22   Spun Sugar Quilt
July 23  Juicy Bits
July 24  Kim Kight

Enjoy the tour, and City Quilts!

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linda said...

already have the book, love it!! i don't buy too many books, but when i saw this one, i knew it was a keeper. lots of great tips, and ideas.

Esch House Quilts said...

Thanks for such a great interview with Cherri! I already have and LOVE the book but I'd definitely love to have some fabric.

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

I love quilts made from solids, so I was immediately drawn to this book. Great to get a little more insight into Cherri's inspirations!

Colette said...

I've been waiting for this book's release and can't wait to get my hands on a copy...hoping to win one!

Jennifer said...

What a fantastic interview and giveaway! The book is in my Amazon wish list, I just have been waiting for the funds to buy it :-) I am seriously in love with the City Park pattern.
jennifer.wellborn@gmail.com

Jenna said...

I'm really excited about this book! So many inspirational projects... Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue said...

there is some amazing quilts in this book, so inspirational.

PioneerValleyGirl said...

I've been admiring pictures of these quilts online for ages, now the book is on my "buy soon" list. :)

TheaM said...

love the interview - thanks for the insight! THOSE SOLIDS ROCK!!!
so glad to see solids coming back into 'style' at last!

Ellen B said...

What a nice giveaway! The book has been on my wish list for quite some time. I love the simple lines!
Ellen
ebtherd@bresnan.net

KateKwiltz said...

I LOVE those quilts! Great interview -- and even better giveaway! Thanks!

epban said...

Would love to win this book. Love all your designs and use of color. Thanks for the interview and good luck on the tour!

Doreen K. said...

I am a new quilter. Your book sounds great.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a really cool book! Thanks for the interview and the chance to win.
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ann said...

Great interview. Love her city quilts and love the giveaway.

Shevvy said...

I love the look of this book. I will definately be getting a copy one way or another!

Exuberant Color said...

I haven't seen the book yet so I'll look into it (or win it?). Love that stack of Konas.

Debbie Cook said...

Enjoyed the interview, and would love to win the book. Thanks for enabling both. :-) djc@cedesign.com

Jean said...

Interesting interview - it's always neat to hear about others' inspiration. The quilts are stunning. Thanks....piece.

Lis said...

What a very interesting interview, thank you for sharing it. I tend to shy away from everything that Cherri does - block/solid colours, contemporary quilts, the city etc etc but I was very interested in her approach and attitude to quilting. Looking forward to learning more, and thanks for the chance to win.
lisstickford at hotmail dot com

myredbike said...

Thanks for the interview, Cheryl! I've to go to get my hands on a copy of this book! I'm in love with Kona cottons and have ideas for a quilt completely made of solids percolating in my quilt-loving brain.

Sarah N. said...

Thanks for the interesting interview. Love these quilts!

lips said...

Thank you for the interview and the book looks wonderful!
Thanks Colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

Jennifer said...

i enjoyed this interview. i read cherri's blog, but i don't feel that i know too much about her-- other than the important fact that she loves her daughters!

i especially appreciated her desire only to be better than before, not to be better than anyone else. i think that's a mantra people in all walks of life could hang on to.

thanks for the opportunity to win and for the window into cherri's process.

Jen said...

Great first stop on the tour. Love Cherri's work.

Jodi said...

Kona solids are THE ONLY solids to buy, that's for sure!

jkenyon said...

I've had my eye on the book since before it was published. Would love to win a copy and the fabrics are just awesome as well. Nice interview - thank you.

SRK Quilts said...

I've been looking at this book. Your review of it is spectaular and encourages us to go get a copy if we don't have it yet. Thanks for the wonderful information.

MN2NM said...

Great interview. I love to hear/read people's views on the modern vs traditional aspect of quilting. Wonderful first stop on the tour!

Brenda said...

thanks for the great interview!

Katie B. said...

Thanks for the interview! This book looks awesome.

Jenny said...

great interview! thanks for the review and chance to own this book!

Roberta said...

This book is so far up my street I practically live there. I'm an architect who quilts surely it was written for me! If I'm not successful I shall add it to my birthday list!

Erin said...

I have been lusting after that book! Since I started quilting last year, I've been dabbling with the play on traditional quilts with a very modern twist. Thanks for sharing such a great interview!

Susan Being Snippy said...

the explaination of Cherri's type of quilting hit home for me, a contemporary quiltmaker with a touch of tradition -- I think I will use that when or if I am asked!
Thanks too, for the giveaway...
be back to check some more of the tour...

Jan in AZ said...

I the graphic simplicity of the quilts in this book - they are showstoppers! Would love to have the fabrics to make one with!

Katie R said...

her work is so beautiful!

Lindsay said...

These designs are so bold. I love it!

Lindsay.forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

Grey Cat said...

I actually don't buy too many books any more - not enough discussion for the quilter whose skills have passed the intermediate and beginner stages. However, I'm very excited by City Quilts, especially as I wallow in my re-discovered love for solids.

Laura said...

What a great book! Thanks!

Jessy said...

This was a great interview. Thanks for sharing Cheryl!

Julia said...

What a wonderful book and fabric. I love the "city" look and the fabrics are fabulous, just fabulous! --Julia

Barbara said...

I love the modern quilts. They are lively and keep your eyes moving.

Judy said...

Great interview! Love City Quilts style and patterns. Thank you!

Hollie said...

What an amazing book, a cool blog tour and a generous giveaway!

Sarah said...

This looks like such a neat book. It's not the run of the mill quilt book. Thanks for the interview.

Sequana said...

I love this book! I'm just about to begin City Shops. I could work my way all thru the book. *S*

Thx for the good interview and the nice giveaway. I have my blog tour map in hand.

Anna said...

I am just loving this book - and artist - the more I read! Thanks for the opportunity.

anna (dot) seckman AT gmail (dot) com

MKLOWRY said...

Great interview and thanks for the giveaway! I love the clarification on modern versus contemporary.

Janny said...

The book looks wonderful and I love solid fabric!

Fareen said...

Love your blog!

Lee said...

book looks wonderful and I would love more solids for my stash! thanks for the chance to win

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This would be a great book to own! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity:)

Julie Swenson said...

This book looks amazing! I love all the solids!! What a great giveaway!
julieswenson5@gmail.com

Amy said...

I've seen a copy of this book and it's definitely something different. I love her comment on be an "orphan" and not fitting in the traditional or the modern groups. It's great to be yourself!!

Kristine said...

I LOVE this book. I preordered it on Amazon and it arrived the day it was released. Absolutely beautiful!

Tammy Vasser said...

Thanks for the great interview and chance to win! tammylvasser@yahoo.com

Barb said...

Thanks for the great interview! The book looks so inspiring.

Megan said...

This book is on my Amazon Wish List - but winning one would be even better! Lovely interview - I'm especially drawn to Cherri's distinction between "modern" and "contemporary" and her use of solids is part of what has inspired me to use more solids in my own quilts.

SoozeM said...

I definitely need this book, and the fabric wouldn't go astray either :) I have my fingers crossed!

eric said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I love the colors!

jobanba said...

I'd love to take a look in that book! I really admire the focus on pure color... Thanks for putting up a great interview.

tracy_a said...

Great interview! The book IS wonderful - I couldn't wait for the blog tour! I love all of the text - that it isn't just a pattern book with a few standard techniques repackaged - I need a library of solids now!

Cherie said...

Nice to learn there is more than patterns in Cherri's book. Your interview was enlightening, especially the discussion about "modern" quilters.

Anonymous said...

Great interview, Ladies! I visit both of your blogs daily and did not know that you two knew each other!
thank you,
Melanie MacDonald

Ms. Veggie said...

The book, the quilt blogs -- all very inspiring! I'm so glad to be forced out of my comfort zone to see new takes on my favorite hobby.

Alex said...

I picked up the book already! I'm so excited to make one of the quilts! I just have to decide which one to start with…

afedie@yahoo.com

Kirsten and Tracy said...

What a great interview. I have been planning to buy this book, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I love all the quilts I have seen from the book but have yet to make a quilt from all solids. It's time to change that!

Tracy

Gale's Goodies said...

I have been admiring quilts from this book on the web and wishing I had a copy of it for myself! Thanks for sharing the process and background of such fantastic quilters, like Cherri.

Bry said...

Love this book and Cherry's quilts! So beautiful!

tong said...

Thanks for the great interview! I've always admired Cherri's creativity and her beautiful quilt designs. The new book looks great, I'd love to get my hands on it! Thank you for the giveaway!

Shirley J. said...

Cherri's comment "I'll never be able to knock out as many quilts as ________, my machine quilting with never match ______. All I can do is better than the quilt before, the pattern before" really hit home for me! I so want to use this in my ventures with my quilting. So long as I better my last project and it pleases me, I will have won!

Thanks for a great interview!

Kamal M said...

Love Cherri's work and her unique quilt designs! Thank you for the interview and the giveaway!

amber said...

I want the book, thanks for the interview, and the give a way

RosaLux said...

I love Cherri's approach to solids and color. What an exciting book!

nicole said...

I am intrigued by the solid work, and how interesting it can be. i look forward tot he next stop on the tour, and of course would give the book and some solids a good home.

SewCalGal said...

Excellent post. Very insightful. Thank you. And thanks for this opportunity to win this book and fabric.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I like your distinction between "modern" and "contemporary" quilts. There is DEFINITELY a lot of buzz about it, and it's still kind of blurry.
Thanks, also, for sharing your quilts and patterns with us! They are all beautiful. :)

Sherri said...

Terrific interview...and what an amazing book...I would love the opportunity to win a copy! Thanks for the review, interview, and giveaway!

Belinda said...

LOVE this book! Cherri has inspired
me to take a harder look at and to
work with solids. I have thoroughly
enjoyed learning about Cherri and seeing her work!
belinda at gelhausen dot org

stitchedincolor said...

Always ready for another sewing book! Lovely solids too ;0

Bellgirl said...

I've been really looking forward to this blog tour, and this was a great interview, thank you! bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Lilysunshine said...

Very interesting interview. And the book looks inspiring!

quiltmom said...

HI Cheryl.
What a great interview - it looks like an interesting book and process. I have not worked much with solids- I prefer prints and batiks. It would be good to stretch one's self.
I hail from your home city of Edmonton and am a big fan of the Oilers.
Do come and visit my blog if you are interested; http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice book and fabric.
Regards,
Anna

Mandarina said...

I love quilting, and I would be very fortunate of winning one of this books!! Thanks

thought/found said...

I really loved reading this interview. I found myself nodding my head quite a bit. I agree with Cherri that one can get a bit too uptight about being "modern" versus "traditional." I think we should be doing what inspires us and enjoy the process AND the product!

QuilterBridget said...

I've briefly glanced through this book, but at the time I wasn't interested (the word "modern" has always meant "fad" to me, and I'm definitely not one to jump on the bandwagon...that's just my opinion!). Anyway, after seeing a few of the quilts in the book I realized that it's actually right up my alley. I love quilts using solids only. You see the quilt, not just the fabric, and imo that's quite an accomplishment. Not everyone can swing it, so I appreciate the author introducing the idea that solids are not just modern, but timeless. This book would be a wonderful addition to my quilting book library, and of course who doesn't like fabrics?! Thanks for your participation!
quilterbridget@yahoo.com

floribunda... aka Julie said...

thanks for the interview -- I love the book and am looking forward to playing with more solids!

rosemaryschild said...

Wonderful insights! I'm new to quilting, only 2 accompished, but I am truly inspired! spierssusan52@gmail.com

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elle said...

Looks like I'm set for an inspiring 2 weeks, Cheryl. I started in solids and I've been wondering what sidetracked me. 8) A nice introduction for this gal and the tour. I'm happy to learn more. Thanks

felicity said...

Great interview, beautiful quilts. I'd love to win!

Debbie said...

Great interview. You ask good questions, Cheryl! I would be happy with any of these gifts. Thanks for counting me in.

Heather said...

Such beautiful work!! Love it!

Sara said...

What a wonderful interview - and I am looking forward to learning more about this great book. I've not worked with solids only before - so this might be the charm that brings to trying...

~Michelle~ said...

Thanks for the review, I definitely have this book on my wish list!

Cecilia said...

I enjoyed reading the intereview. The book looks interesting, I have tried a quilt with solids before. Thank you for the giveaway of the book and the fabric.

Melissa said...

This looks like a fantastic book - I love where the inspiration came from.

Julie in WA said...

I have always seen distinction between contemporary and modern. Contemporary has some order to it, modern just makes no sense! One is not better than the other--both are great exercise for the brain!

quiltyascharged said...

Thanks for the great interview and also the great giveaways. I would love to win either...

Hannele said...

I'd love to win a copy of the book :)

needlenose said...

This book is on my short list of "MUST HAVES"! I would love to win!

emma said...

I am so excited about this book. I can't wait to get started quilting!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This looks like a great book and what a nice stack to go with it!

Tamie said...

I'm excited to read more on her tour. Thanks for a great start.

Anonymous said...

Love this book and am amazed at how I am looking/making contemporary quilts after all these years. Already have started one for son-in-law gift. Looking forward to a new edition some day.

Michael said...

A really fresh look. I would love to win this book!

Karen said...

Thank you for an interesting interview / insight and the opportunity to win what looks to be a fantastic book and accompanyign fabric bundle.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the tour :D

Karen

Sherry said...

I would love this book - I so need help on choosing fabrics and colours. It looks fabulous :)

Judy B said...

Love this book and am amazed at how I am looking/making contemporary quilts after all these years. Already have started one for son-in-law gift. Looking forward to a new edition some day.

Nana B

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the informative interview. I've been thinking of buying this book, and leaving hints for family members. kathie L in Allentown kathryn dot laposata at gmail dot com

Fran said...

New to your blog ( love the name ! )
Thanks for sharing a great interview.
Cherri seems to have a good attitude
as well as a great sense of humor !
I like that you point out that there
is much more than patterns.
I'd love to win....fingers crossed !

Penney said...

Such an inspiration, thank you for sharing!

JayTee said...

Nic interview with Cherri...The books sounds interesting.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter

Suzanne said...

Looks like a lovely book. Thank you for the interview.

two hippos said...

The book sounds great! I've started using more solids myself and would love to check out Cheri's patterns.

Jette said...

City Quilts and Kona Cotton is on my table right now, City Harbor is on it´s way
Thanks for a great interview Cheryl
Jette
Denmark

krisgray said...

Very interesting, Cheri making the distinction between modern and contemporary. As a historian, I wonder what is meant by the term "modern." I look at my quilting as based on tradition but influenced by the world around me in my own time, i.e. contemporary.

Willa said...

Love City Quilts. Simple inviting geometry.

Karen said...

Thank you for the interview! This is a book I've been looking forward to getting my hands on !

Anonymous said...

Great interview and great book. Love the solids idea especially with the quilts that were shown. Raised around the Amish and I am use to their quilts of solid materials.

bearangel2445 (at) aol dot com

Trudi said...

Sounds like a fascinating book, and it was a great interview too. I think this book is headed for my library soon!

Nancy said...

Great interview - she's a real person. LOL! Thank you for the giveaway!

nrbird @ gmail.com

LindaW said...

Love the solid quilts. The results are quite striking! Thanks for the giveaway.

collettakay said...

Very interesting! I would love to win.

pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

Heather Crowe said...

This book looks so amazing and I love solids so much.
morningbloom915 (at) gmail (dot) com

adnohr said...

Love the colors in that pack!
thanks for the opportunity!

Missy said...

I never wanted to quilt. Ever. I started this spring because there is little to do in my community and there are 9 of us learning. I was so ready to be bored.

I jumped online and immediately found the Modern movement and I have been hooked ever since.

This book is one that I have dropped into my Amazon cart and am just waiting.... till after the blog tour....to buy. lol

Marcia said...

Excellent interview. Please enter me into the drawing for City Quilts and RK fabrics. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

georgie said...

the book looks like great inspiration,I think I may have to invest in a copy if I don't win one ;-)
Georgie xx

Quilting Diva said...

Cherri:
Somehow planning a quilt "En Papier" never happens with me. I usually reverse engineer my quilts. It seems like "exercise" and you know we all hate to do anything besides talk about it.
I will try to do better, and actually work it out on paper before I start my next project.

Quilting Diva said...

Cherri:
Somehow planning a quilt "En Papier" never happens with me. I usually reverse engineer my quilts. It seems like "exercise" and you know we all hate to do anything besides talk about it.
I will try to do better, and actually work it out on paper before I start my next project.

Shayla Sharp said...

I really enjoy learning the background of the patterns and people--and Cherri is probably too modest to realize how really fantastic she is and how amazing her designs are!

Lynnae said...

Thank you for the interview, and the quilt picture/in the lake story. Love the colors of the fabrics.

lynnae.dunham at gmail.com

Nancy Sue said...

Hello Cheryl, from near Washington Dc. Thank you for being part of the Blog Tour. I have followed your blog for a while now, as I love your blog name. (I read your blogs during my 2yr old's naptime). What I nice interview you did with Cherri. Thank you for giving us a view into her thinking a quilting process. I also loved reading your profile (hadn't before, don't know why). Between cookie monster, suduko, and chocoholic descriptions, I feel I've met a friend :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for the interview! I have just 'met' Cherri House through Jackie at Canton Village. I was immediately touched by her quilts. Very very impressive and interesting. I look forward to the continuing Tour de Cité Quilts!

Patty said...

Like the inspiration for using solid colors in quilts. Nice interview.

Nicki Lundeen said...

I don't have the book but would love to own a copy. Maybe I'll get lucky. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book and awesome fabric. nlundeen at catt dot com

Kris said...

I'm so glad you got to interview Cherri for this! It's so interesting to see how she got into this and what her process is. Thanks for the giveaway! Those purples are fabulous!

Quilt Monkey said...

What a great interview! I'd love to have this book, and the fabric wouldn't be bad either!!

Hannah said...

Thanks for the interview and giveaway! This book is on my wishlist!

Michelle S. said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this book and would love to win it!

Susan said...

Enjoyed reading around your blog, including your Naptime Gourmet Blog. I would love to win City Quilts and the fabric.

webmailaddress2 said...

What a cool book! The interview was a good read too.

Melissa Corry said...

I am so glad to have found your blog! I have enjoyed several of your older posts already. And who doesn't love a chance to win a copy of City Quilts and some fabric? My parents are currently living in Calgary Alberta, small world :)

Staci said...

Enjoyed the interview! She's one talented lady, and this is a fantastic book!

Jennie said...

This looks like SUCH a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!
~ Jennie

Anonymous said...

wow, I really like the way you analyze the book. I haven't seen it yet, but it looks like a great book for my library from your thoughtful, in depth reveiw. Thanks!

nancy.sumner@comcast.net

Mishkat said...

City Quilts is on my wish list at Amazon but I haven't been able to purchase it yet - would love to win a copy. And thanks so much for your review, and the great interview with Cherri!

(e-mail = katmish@gmail.com)

kaiolohiakids said...

Very interesting interview! I'm going to have to buy this book if I don't win it! The quilts are beautiful & I'd love to work with more solids-there is such a vast array of gorgeous colors!

Anne D said...

Thanks for a chance to win such a great giveaway. I want the book even more after reading this post!

Andi said...

Great interview.
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Erica said...

I love working with solids... this book will be heaven for me...

susanlr said...

Wonderful interview. Thank you so much.I am now so motivated to make a quilt using only solid fabric.

Anonymous said...

Love the book and fabric!

erica said...

I am loving the idea of quilts made out of solids, this book sounds amazing!

Carole said...

Great way to 'meet' you...
Kona? The best for solids.

Kris said...

Very insightful interview. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for sharing your blog.

Bec Clarke said...

wow what a wonderful interview. This is going to be a great tour.

Dianne said...

I have the book and love it! Definately need more solids so thanks for the giveaway!

Kimberly said...

The book sounds great. What a lovely interview. Thanks for the giveaway!

Connie said...

Using solid colors gives me a sense of a place to start. With so much going on in patterns and so many options I feel lost and don't know where to go or how to start.

MJ said...

I'm a very new quilter and this is the first book i absolutely fell in love with

stitchsister said...

Thanks for the interview with Cheri House. I find it interesting that she wonders whether people would want to know about her process. HECK YES we do!!
Linda
(stitchsister@gmail.com)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Thanks for a great interview. The book looks amazing! I haven't come around to using solids yet but this might be the book to tempt me to try.

DH Stitches said...

Interesting interview! I'm anxious to get a copy of the book, and the solids are yummy!

James-Linda said...

INTERESTING INTERVIEW!
GREAT GIVEAWAY TOO!
THANKS FOR SHARING,LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

PT in SC said...

Great interview. Loved Cherri's story about getting the photo of The Tempest.

9patchnurse said...

Thanks so much for a great interview. City Quilts fits right in with my recent passion for solids. It inspires me!

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of books, this book would make a great nice addition to my collection.

Gene Black said...

Thanks for the interview.
I would love to have that book, and the fabrics would be a great start to a City Quilt of my very own. (made by me!)

catielee said...

What a beautiful bundle of solids. So nice to see them! First visit to your blog but I'll be back.

Val said...

Love, Love, Love the solids. Thanks for your book, I love that,too!

Whitney said...

I'm glad you interviewed Cherri, She's very interesting! Thanks for the chance to win!

corinnea said...

I love these quilts and enjoyed your interview. I look forward to more from Cherri.

Jorie said...

Wow, such standout quilts made from plain solids! That's amazing! I would love to check out this book!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Such a beautiful book!

Judy said...

I enjoyed the interview, would love to own the book and the fabric. I could start working on my own! Thanks to everyone responsible for this give away!
judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

Jo Chu said...

This book is right up my ally. I love solid quilts!

Abby said...

I would love a copy of that book!

julia said...

I don't have the book yet - but it's #1 on my must-have-it-rather-yesterday-than-tomorrow-book list.
The quilts are gorgeous, I've fallen in love with solids...

Kristy said...

I have been seeing this book pop up lately and woulf love to buy it but with an interstate move coming up funds really need to be directed to that. But if I win it I'd love to make something for the new house from it.

The stack of solids is also really inviting, it is hard here in Australia to get a large range of good quality solids (that don't bleed) and Kona Cotton is almost impossible to find.

Val Miller said...

love love love ... I became a fan the first time I saw a quilt made by Cherri. I just want to make them all!!

flutefish said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Allison said...

Love that last quilt!!!!

domesticme said...

Amazing interview! I can't wait to hear from all the other participants as well. I'm a new quilter, so hearing all of this is absolutely phenomenal to me.

scottylover said...

Love those colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy A

superstitches said...

Great interview.

Winona said...

Very interesting. I have never made a quilt with all solids before. I think I need to try it. Please enter me in the give away. Winona

call me crazy said...

Very nice interview~ lots of things to think about. I, too, like to say 'contemporary', rather than 'modern'. ;-) Thanks for the chance!

Alissa said...

What a great interview to read on my birthday today!

mascanlon said...

I just love her work and the quilts I've seen online from this book! And such an interesting interview, thanks!

Julie said...

I love the simplicty and modernity of it all. So inspiring!

Thankful~Threads said...

Gorgeous fabrics and a cool new modern book to boot. Now that's a winning combination. Thank you all for this opportunity to be a part of the City Quilts Blog Tour. brown.k@centurytel.net

Melissa C said...

Looks like I need to add this book to my wishlist.

Meghan said...

I love your description of the book. I haven't had a chance to buy a copy, but after learning that the book describes Cherri's creative and design process so well, I will definitely be buying a copy! (That is, if I don't win one... crossing my fingers...)

trudys_person said...

I received this book for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it is wonderful! And I would love to win some fabric to start one of the quilts. It would be hard to decide which one, though! Thank you Naptime Quilter and Cherri for the giveaway!

MadeByMeaghan said...

I have been excited to get this book! - Winning it would be even better!

lindaofthelakes said...

I love this book. One is going to find its way into my home one way or another.

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