15 Minutes of Play blog tour

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Victora Findlay Wolfe‘s book, 15 Minutes of Play.

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I’ve known Victoria for a while now and her unique voice with her quilts has always impressed me. Her book reflects that voice so clearly and well! I’m a really lover of improv. piecing, but I’ve moved away from it in my design and this book reminds me to keep it in my repertoire! For just 15 minutes a day…

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Victoria’s idea of just playing with fabric for 15 minutes a day is a great one. It keeps those creative juices flowing, even when you’re very busy or feeling a lack of inspiration. I should take her advice more to heart! I work with fabric all the time, but sometimes I need to think of it in a more playful way. Victoria’s book focuses on that process and the inspiration it can lead to. Such a great approach!

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In world full of pattern books, this one helps you find your way and voice with play and who wouldn’t want that?? BTW – my favorite color to “play” with is blue. I’m always turning to my blue stash!

Now who wants to win a copy? If it’s a US winner they will receive a hard copy of the book, and an international winner will receive an electronic copy of the book, direct from C&T. Just leave a comment here on this post and I’ll pick a random winner on Dec. 12th.

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!

Nov 29: Pat Sloan
Nov 30: Fat Quarter Shop
Dec 1st: Karen Griska
Dec 2nd: Angela Walters
Dec 3rd: Generation Q
Dec 4th: Tonya Ricucci
Dec 5th: Michele Foster
Dec 6th: Scott Hansen
Dec 7th: Amy Ellis
Dec 8th: Rachael daisy
Dec 9th: Jackie Kunkel
Dec. 10th: C & T Publishing

231 Responses to “15 Minutes of Play blog tour”

  1. Lisa Garrett November 28, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    I love this book! It is on my wishlist!

  2. Sharon B November 28, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Wow! This looks like an amazing book.

  3. Robin (not ever sewing) November 28, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    I’d love this book! I often sew in only fifteen-minutes-a-day increments. That’s all I can fit in between work and my three young kids, and that’s okay – that’s my life – but I wish I could show more output. It’s the downside of loving so many sewing blogs – they’re always making such beautiful things and I’m still sitting on the same WIP. I’d love to read this book that affirms those of us who can only create in small segments :)

  4. wintu nancy November 28, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    I am really enjoying the modern quilters out there. Thanks for sharing something that is new to some of us.

  5. DianeY November 28, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Victoria always shows such unique quilts with wonderful colors! I’d love to see her book

  6. Marisa November 28, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    People always laugh at me because I love this cookbook I have called “How to Cook Without a Book.” This book sounds like it would be a great help to teach me to improvise in my quilting world too! Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. susan November 28, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    I love the V’s work and would love a copy of the book!

  8. Sherry V. November 28, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Lately 15 minutes a day is about all the sewing I can do. Back issues from a car accident can severely cut into my “fun” time. I would love to see how I could turn that amount of time into more quilts instead of more UFO’s!

    crazyquiltpatcher AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Pamela S November 28, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Count me in – I’d love to win Victoria’s awesome book! I’ve been a fan of hers for several years and would love to learn more about her techniques and creativity ~ Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

  10. mjb November 28, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    There are lots of days that I spend time in my sewing room but I’m sewing clothes or cutting squares – this is great permission to just play a little bit too.

  11. mrsmoore November 28, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    This book looks like so much fun and inspiration!

  12. Angie in SoCal November 28, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    I have so many scraps – I need this book. 15 minutes sounds doable.
    Thanks for the chance.

  13. Allison C November 28, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Looks like a lot of improv which is way out of my comfort zone, but one day I would like to attempt it. Maybe I just need a whole book of inspiration.

  14. Mary on Lake Pulaski November 28, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Look at all the fun things in Victoria’s book!

  15. Teri E November 28, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    15 minutes of play sounds like good therapy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  16. Sonia B November 28, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    I always need help learning how to play. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Sharon SM November 28, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    This book looks like such inspiration. But I like your style just as much. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

  18. Gill November 28, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    This looks a great book!

  19. Sue Chase November 28, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    I would love to try out the things in this book!

  20. Bev November 28, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    book looks great and maybe would push all to use 15 minutes a day on our love of quilting. Thanks for the chance at the book.

  21. Jenny November 28, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I’d love to win this book! 15 minutes is sometimes all you have, and it’s easy to think it’s not enough to be worth using…

  22. patty November 28, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    I have Victoria in my head everyday telling me to play and I love it, but lately I have been too busy to play! This blog tour is another reminder – thank you so much. Play, play, play!

  23. Carol Sc November 28, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    I try to do the “15 minutes a day” — it doesn’t always work out, but it definitely lifts the spirits. I really enjoy the playfulness of the quilts in this book — thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    quiltschon@att.net

  24. Joan November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    I would love to own this book but better yet I appreciate the reminder to play 15 minutes a day with my fabric for inspiration.

  25. Joan November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    I would love to own this book but better yet I appreciate the reminder to play 15 minutes a day with my fabric for inspiration.

  26. usairdoll November 28, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Looks like an awesome book. I need to learn how to play with color and step out of the box.

    Thank you and C&T Publishing for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. Adrianne November 28, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    This looks like a great book – I love the ones with techniques, not just patterns.

  28. jodi November 28, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Thanks so much for the wonderful chance!

  29. Lisa E November 28, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    This book looks so intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Linda R. November 28, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    This looks like a wonderful book!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

  31. Rachel November 28, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Would love to have a copy.
    Thanks.

  32. Angelia Ulrich November 28, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    What a neat book. Thanks for sharing. I like scrappy AND 15 minutes of sewing each day–at least!

  33. Kathy Nadel November 28, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    This looks fascinating! Crossing my fingers!

  34. Ann November 28, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I have a scrap pile that needs attention. This book looks like it has some great ideas for me!

  35. Karen November 28, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    What an inspirational book. I have many scraps and this book would be a great addition to my library.

  36. Norma November 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    looks like a fun book for using up those scraps

  37. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ November 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    This book looks wonderful and lots of fun. I love working with scraps and would love to receive a copy of this book.

  38. cinzia allocca November 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    I just LOVE all of Victoria’s quilts!

  39. cinzia allocca November 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Victoria’s quilts are fabulous!

    • cinzia allocca November 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

      Sorry i don’t know how I managed to do that twice!

  40. Christine Diamond November 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  41. Suzanne November 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I just love the ideas that this book has and I would love to win one!

  42. Heather A November 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I finally have enough scraps, I think, to really dive into freestyle quilt making. This book would give me more courage, I think.

  43. Debbie November 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    I sure would like to win a copy of this book! You did a great review with lots of great images of the pages. Thanks, Alissa!

  44. Katherine November 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    this book is on my wishlist

  45. Mina November 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    woo hoo, I’d love to win a copy. I love the energy and movement in her quilts

  46. Maryellen November 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    I met Victoria at Quilters Take Manhattan. She’s wonderful, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the book. Thanks for the chance to win, and the reminder to play.

  47. Linda Ashcraft November 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Would love to win the book!

  48. Linda Ashcraft November 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Would love to win the book!

  49. Alice R. November 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I love Victoria’s unique point of view as well. Thank you for being a part of this. I’d love to win a copy!

  50. Sandi November 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    This book looks like so much fun!! Hope I can win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

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