We are so thrilled and excited to be the premier stop on the Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! road-trip blog tour!
How awesome is this? The FIRST stop on a blog tour is a great honor and we will do our best to start this road trip off in style.
Angela Yosten is the author of Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!. We love the way she interpreted the many signs seen on a road-trip into quilts, pillows, home decor, shower curtains(!) and more. Her style is truly unique – blending scrappy with applique (“Scrap-Applique”) for visually stunning results with tons of texture. Even her backgrounds are pieced!
When Angela announced the theme for the blog tour: ‘If you were a traffic sign what would it look like?’ – the team at Stash knew right away.
‘Handmade Only Beyond This Point’ is what Stash Books is all about. Handmade.
We see handmade as more than a word that describes something. To us, Handmade is a verb. It’s a call to action. It’s a way of life. It is the Journey, the ‘road-trip’!
This tour is a fabulous handmade road trip departing from California (where we are located) through 9 pit stops and ending at your final destination, Angela’s own blog.
Here is the map, tuck it under your arm and get going!
Day 1 (Monday, August 6): Stash Books (California) http://www.stashbooksblog.com/
Day 2 (Tuesday, August 7): Sarah Fielke (Australia) http://thelastpiece.typepad.com/
Day 3 (Wednesday, August 8): Blue Nickel Studios (Washington) http://bluenickelstudios.com/
Day 4 (Thursday, August 9): Natalia Bonner (Utah) http://www.pieceandquilt.com/
Day 5 (Friday, August 10): Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobsen (Arizona) http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/
Day 6 (Saturday, August 11): John Adams (North Carolina) http://www.quiltdad.com/
Day 7 (Sunday, August 12): Vanessa Christenson (Iowa) http://www.vanessachristenson.com/
Day 9 (Tuesday, August 14): Pat Sloan (Virginia) http://www.patsloan.com
Day 10 (Wednesday, August 15): Lissa Alexander (Texas) http://modalissa.blogspot.com/
Day 11 (Thursday, August 16): Angela Yosten (Texas) http://blog.angelayosten.com
We are giving away a copy of Angela’s Book Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! on our blog at the conclusion of the blog tour. To enter, please leave a comment telling us YOUR traffic sign! You can use an existing traffic signal or make up your own. One comment will be drawn at random to win, and the winner will be contacted via email and listed here as an update to this post. Note: if you live outside of the U.S. you will win the e-book version. Deadline to enter is Sunday August 19, 2012.
UPDATE: Cara is our winner! Congratulations!