Thursday, October 12, 2017

Longarm Quilting Workbook by Teresa Silva + a Giveaway!

Thursday, October 12, 2017
My friend & one of my favorite quilting collaborators, Teresa Silva of Quilting is My Bliss, has written a new book that's available now, Longarm Quilting Workbook.
Images courtesy of F+W Media. 
I was so excited for Teresa to write her new book that I wrote the foreward for it!

This book features some excellent quilt photography that shows off how the quilting works with the fabric & the block designs to bring the finished quilt together. It is also spiral bound with a lay-flat design, which I love for quilt-related workbooks!

The book features an excellent quilt gallery. Teresa included a lot of my designs. She quilted all of them and they were pieced by either me, Teresa or Leslie Meltzer of 50 Sq Ft Studio.


My Glimmer pattern, pieced & quilted by Teresa.
Images courtesy of F+W Media. 

My Gravity design, pieced & quilted by Teresa.
 Images courtesy of F+W Media. 
My Sweet Tooth design, pieced & quilted by Teresa.
  Images courtesy of F+W Media.


My Sweet Tooth quilt, pieced by Leslie Meltzer & quilted by Teresa.
  Images courtesy of F+W Media. 


My Toes in the Sand quilt, pieced by me & quilted by Teresa.
  Images courtesy of F+W Media. 


My Trail Mix quilt, pieced by Leslie & quilted by Teresa.
 Images courtesy of F+W Media. 

Ready for a giveaway? I'm giving away one copy of Teresa's Longarm Quilting Workbook courtesy of F+W Media.

The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us: Of the quilts shown above, which one would you want to get up close to see the quilting details of it?

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!



You have till 5PM PST on Sunday, October 15th to enter. 

Winner will be selected by 

Good luck + thanks for stopping by today!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

162 comments:

debraquilts2.com said...

So much eye candy! This book is on my must have list and can hardly wait to see Toes in the Sand up close and personal! Thanks for the opportunity.

April said...

Love all the quilts in this book! But I'd want to see the quilting on Sweet Tooth up close and personal so that when I make mine (I have all the fabric, just need to finish up some others first) I have an idea of how to quilt it.
This book looks great!

Andrea R said...

Oh that gravity quilt - I would totally need to inspect that one!

Marie said...

Gravity, for sure!

Laura said...

I want to get up close to Gravity to see how she did that amazing quilting.

Material Girl said...

I would love to see the Sweet Tooth quilt up close. I love the dark background- but the light looks good too! Were they quilted the same way?

momto1 said...

Both of the Sweet Tooth quilts! I have the book, and my daughter gave me some gorgeous fabric that is all lined up and ready for me to make (of course, when I get some of these other things with deadlines done...). I LOVE Teresa's quilting, and I'd love to see up close how she worked with these. Toes in the Sand is on my list as well.

Carole S.

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL QUILTING!LIKE TO SEE "TOES IN THE SAND" UP CLOSE! THANKS FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Teresa Silva said...

Can you tell I love Julie Herman and her quilt patterns? I’m a huge fan. Thank you Julie for this wonderful post. So lucky to know you and to get to work on some of your amazing quilts. You’re the best!

Kelly Wall said...

thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I would love to see Toes in the Sand up close :)
kelly.ann317@yahoo.com

Lindsay Norlen said...

What a beautiful book! I want to see the Toes in the Sand quilt up close. I love looking at all of the tiny details!

Debby Ritchie said...

Ohhhhh. I would love to see them all but having to choose one I would chose toes in the sand because I have been wanting to piece a similar quilt

Tracy said...

I would love to see them all, but to choose one it would be Toes in the Sand! Thanks!

Charlotte Key said...

I would pick glimmer.

anna brown said...

Gamer but I like trail mix too...great looking quilts.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

Cecilia said...

Toes in the Sand, but I would love to see all of them up close.

Linda Frankiewicz said...

I would love to get up close and personal with Gravity. Although all the others are as beautiful. It's a hard decision! The quilts and the quilting are so wonderful!!! I really want to win this book!! My fingers are crossed. Thank you for the post and the opportunity to win. Keep on quilting!!!

Willow Olson said...

All the quilts are lovely, but if I had to chose just one, I'd really like to see the quilting details of the Glimmer quilt. There is so much detail to see in the negative space.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Although all of them are phenomenal and the quilting is showing up quite nicely in the photos, I would love to get a closer view of Toes in the Sand! Amazing job!

quilter said...

Gravity, it is beautiful and I did get to see some of the quilting on the link you provided, Thanks!
cork@pa.rr.com

04eabf78-fd32-11e3-89b1-73faad7832bb said...

I would love to see Toes in the Sand close up. There is so much background area where Teresa was able to do the custom quilting. I am sure that those areas are able to tell a story all their own. Teresa is able to work such magic with her quilting.

Martha said...

I would love to take a closer look at the quilting on Glimmer. Beautiful!

Carol Alperin said...

I would love to see the gravity quilt up close.

Renee Miles said...

Your quilts are wonderful and the quilting Teresa did is fantastic. I really love her new book. So many ways to make a quilt pop

Lee said...

Toes in the Sand is what I would love to see up close! thanks!

twodraftmom said...

Close up of toes in the sand.

Barb said...

I would sew love to win this book because I struggle with free motion quilting, and just quilting in general! I have several tops just waiting for the quilt process to take place! I love Toes in the Sand and would love to see it up close to truly relish in that quilting! Thank you sew very much!

Rebecca said...

The Gravity quilt! Total eye candy!

Roxanne Gross said...

I would like to see Gravity but all of the quilts are stunning. Something to strive for!

Carol Kochis said...

Love all Julie's patterns, have about 4. I would love a close up of Gravity! That quilt is on my bucket list

Nancy Frye said...

I would like to see Sweet Tooth up close. Have been thinking about a long arm, just not so sure I would enjoy it, I love piecing!! Thanks for all the great patterns, they are so fun.

Annie said...

I'd like to see a close-up of Glimmer.

Linda Cejnar said...

I would like to see the Sweet Tooth quilt, pieced by Leslie Meltzer up close to look at the quilting. One reason is you can't really see the quilting on the white background in the picture, and the other reason is I really like the Sweet Tooth pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win. ljbisme at msn dot com

BodyBalance said...

Oh my goodness...such beauty and inspiration all in one space! I would love to see Glimmer up close and personal and I'm adding your patterns to my MUST DO ONE list. Thank you for the opportunity. I can be contacted at 509-930-7740 or bodybalancemassage@yahoo.com. Thanks again and beautiful work ladies...both of you are inspirations.

Kathy said...

Sweet Tooth in block - love it

kml7559@gmail.com

Marti M said...

Picking just one that is hard....Toes in the Sand

Jocelyn Verhey said...

Oh my I would love to see toes in the sand up close and personal. Love your quilt designs!! Janayroy74@hotmail.com

Kat said...

Like them all, but Sweet Tooth up close and personal!

Kathy said...

I'd love to see the Gravity quilting! I quilt, so understanding the method to the madness is important to me, plus viewing quilting inspires me when my mind goes blank. Looks like a wonderful book! Thank you!

Dawn said...

I'd love to check out Gravity.

beth said...

Such beautiful quilts. I love the quilting on them.

Marcia said...

This book is definitely on my wish list.
My sweet tooth in the darker colors is my first choice, however all the quilts are awesome. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Marcia
quiltnsew6@hotmail.com

JuliAnn Craver said...

It is a hard decision to make there are a couple I like. Sweet Tooth.

Thriftyredhead said...

I would love to see "Toes in the Sand" up close and personal. Thanks for the giveaway.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Would love to see that Gravity quilt up close and personal!

Iherba said...

Todos los diseños son preciosos, pero el que más me gustavoy es Gravity. Un saludo

ddavis said...

Love them all but I would love to get up close to see the quilting on Gravity!

babiesdoc said...

toes in the sand- i would like to see quilting in the white space

sharongalli@gmail.com

Julie said...

Beautiful quilts. I would love to see the Sweet Tooth quilt quilting done. I have done this pattern and 2 others. I love them.

Kristy D said...

love the quilting in this book and the quilts are done with such wonderful colours. I would like to get up close with the gravity design.

parriscraft said...

Toes in the Sand is the one I would love to see.

CJ said...

I'd love to see that TOES IN THE SAND quilt up close! I love that fabric line, I like all the 'white' space filled with beautiful quilting.

Nana Jo said...

What a great resource. Thank you for sharing it with us and giving us an opportunity to try and win the book. I will have to tell my quilter about the book too.

Joellyn P. said...

I would love to see the up close quilting on your Sweet Tooth quilt. I love this pattern so much, but then I love all your patterns. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

Kim Lee said...

Hi! I’d like to see a close up of the quilting on Glimmer, if I had to choose. Thanks for the chance to win. Kim luluislandhandmade@shaw.ca

Finding Peace said...

I am a huge fan of Theresa Silva she is a remarkable Quilter I would like to see Sweet Tooth up close.

JayBird Quilts are exquisite

You both inspire me

CindyB said...

WoW! The quilting is amazing. The quilting on the Gravity quilt is the one I'd like to see up close.

Betsy said...

Gravity looks intriguing but complicated too!

Susan W said...

I would love a close up look at Gravity. I have loved this pattern since you released it and always like to see another quilters view of a pattern.

SueG said...

Trail mix is now on my list of quilts to make.

deannasrealestate.com said...

I'd like to see the gravity quilt up close

Cheryl Hammond said...

The quilting rocks!

Becky said...

Toes in the Sand. I have mine ready to quilt but need a bit of inspiration.

Kimberly King said...

This is too funny. I was just calculating how much it would cost a long arm quilter to quilt my Sweet Tooth quilt for me. Now, I'm having second thoughts. What a great way to build my quilting skills (if only I had Teresa's book and I could get a close up look at Sweet Tooth)!

Cindy said...

Would love to see them all but to choose just one I would want to see Toes In The Sand. It appears to have lots going on. Such gorgeous custom quilting on your wonderful quilts!

Erika Kenzig said...

Toes in the Sand, since the detail of difficult to see in the wide shot!

Kathryn said...

The grey Sweet Tooth must look wonderful up close.

patti w. said...

I would love to see Gravity up close. There all amazing.

bobbi said...

Beautiful quilts all but I would love to see your Gravity design quilted by Teresa closer--love the look of those diamonds in the background from afar, too! Always happy quilting everyone, and hugs from Germany, Bobbi
bobbi@bjk-impressions.de

bobbie-sue said...

They're all gorgeous, but I always LOVE to see how Gravity gets quilted up. Hope I win! I'm getting my longarm intro next week!

Michele said...

I'd like to see the quilting on the first SWeet Tooth quilt shown.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl A-S said...

So much inspiration! I would like to see Toes in the Sand closer - but they are all amazing!

jane greiner said...

Glimmer what wonderful quilts

cpentzer said...

The quilting on your Gravity quilt gives depth and interest to the pattern from a distance. I would love to examine it more closely to see how this was accomplished.

Heather said...

I would love to see the quilting on Toes in the Sand. It's on my to make list.

Kristen Smith said...

Toes! Toes! Toes!!!!!

Joy said...

I would love to see both of the sweet tooth quilts, and the Gravity, the toes in the sand, all of them up close and personal. How can you expect anyone to only want to see one. They are all beautiful, thanks for the chance.

Liz Horgan said...

I'd love to see them all up close! But if I had to choose one-it would be sweet tooth.
Thanks!

adamseliz said...

I want to make My Trail Mix which is fantastic and I love the spiral binding of the book
Elizabeth Adams

Dianne Cerling said...

Since I have the 'Glimmer' pattern & fabrics purchased to make it, I would love to see the quilting suggestions for it, too!

Tracey Billmeier said...

I love them all and can't hardly pick just one... I would love to see them all but if it's just one, the I would have to go with sweet tooth or toes in the sand! tracmn@yahoo.com

Janie said...

Oh, The Glimmer quilt is the one I need to see close up. I can tell there is so much going on the backround that I will be looking at for some time.
I too have been inspired by Teresa's work and think it would be wonderful to have a workbook put together by her to help me become a better quilter.
Thanks for making this work for all.

Maureen said...

I am most interested in an up close look at Toes in the Sand.

Diane Wespiser said...

I would love to see the Glimmer quilt up close. Beautiful work on all the quilts

S Staum said...

These quilts are all gorgeous but throne I'd love to see up close is Glimmer!

Bluequilt said...

Toes in the sand. I would to see it up close and personal. Sandrag.aiken@gmail.com

Margaret Smith said...

My Gravity is dreamy!

Kathy Boice said...

I would love to see the Trail Mix Quilting up close. midwayfarms@hughes.net

Carla Maguire said...

Would love to see the Glimmer quilt. I am working thru fabric/color choices as well as would LOVE to see the quilting! carla.maguire@gmail.com

linynp said...

Oh how awesome. I would love to Gilmore gravity and toes in the sand quilting.

Afquilt said...

I'd like to see the quilting on Sweet Tooth!

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

They are all lovely but i’ld love to see Gravity up close. I would love to win a copy of the book. Here’s to good luck... elanagoldberg5@gmail.com

Bridget Price said...

Your quilts with Theresa Silva's quilting are absolutely superb! I would love to see Toes in the Sand up close with Theresa's new book! Thank you for this great chance! bpquiltz@gmail.com

Karen Jones said...

Since I'm in a hexi mode, it would definitely be sweet tooth.

Sewgirl said...

What a great book. I am just exploring long arm quilting and boy, it's not as easy as you all make it out to be compared to my ability on my domestic machine! I would love to see Toes in the Sand up close and personal! Thanks for sharing the great giveaway.

Ashley G. said...

I would love to see Toes in the Sand up close! All of the quilts Teresa quilted are beautiful! You two are a good team!

Rike Busch said...

I would love to see more details of the Gravity. I just started a mini version.
Thanks for the chance!
Greetings Rike

GranChris said...

I want to see all of them but Sweet Tooth looks like a great one. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Donna W said...

These quilts are gorgeous! One can only dream.

Anita said...

The quilts are all lovely, but I would first like to get up close to Sweet Tooth to check out the quilting!

Kim said...

The quilting is gorgeous! I love Teresa's work. Her quilting is always top notch.

Tappityap said...

Sweet tooth. What fantastic patterns and ideas. Very inspiring.

Chris Reeske said...

I'd love to see Glimmer up close. What is in that background?
creeske@gmail.com

Linda S said...

Your Gravity quilt has been on my radar for quite some time, so I would love to have an up close look at all it's beautiful quilting. What an inspiration.

Kerri said...

I would love to see the Gravity Quilt up close! This book would be perfect for me as I’ve just ordered my longarm. I’ve made several of your quilts and the Gravity is up next! Jean.kerri@gmail.com

Judy said...

I love all your quilt designs and making one is on my bucket list. I would love to see Toes in the Sand up close. All that negative space to quilt! golfingofcourse@gmail.com

DebbieS said...

There are so many beautiful quilts that it is hard to pick one. But I think Trail Mix is the one I'd like to see up close and study the quilting.

Josie McRazie said...

I live them ALL! I guess I would love to get up close to Toes! (Currently your alphabet is at the shop where I work QAA!! They are even better up close!!!) Always trying to bulk up my long arm skills!! Hope to see them at Market!!!!

Gene Black said...

My Toes in the Sand is one that I would love to look intently at the quilting. What I can see here intrigues me.

Penny said...

Would love to see sand in my toes up close. Will check out the book online as it looks like a great tool to help my new longarm skills.

Deonn said...

Oh, and I'd want to inspect all of these, especially Gravity!

Kathy H said...

They are all beautiful quilts. I had to enlarge the gravity quilt because I wanted to see the details of that quilt better.

Charlotte said...

I’d love to see Glimmer details. Thanks!!

Lynn Wright said...

Beautiful quilts, beautiful quilting. Trail Mix intrigues me.

2sew4fun said...

The light colored sweet tooth. I just bought a long arm for home so this book looks awesome. Keep the great patterns coming!

Dorothy said...

Love ALL the quilts, but I keep eyeing the Gravity one, I've purchased the material and pattern, and it's on my list, so I would pick that one. I am amazed at your patterns.

Carolyn in Kerrville, TX said...

Wow, Julie. These are wonderful. I do need an up close look at your Gravity quilt. It is beautiful. Thank you for all the inspiring ideas.

Linda said...

I like glimmer! Very stunning!

gail said...

Love the book and all the quilts, but if I had to choose a favourite it would be sweet tooth. Amazing!
Gail
gailandmarke@hotmail.ca

Xmasnut said...

Wow! Can't make up my mind between Gravity and Sweet Tooth. Truth is, I'd love to get up close to all of them--they are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win. nkadenver at yahoo dot com

Terry said...

All so beautiful...but I'd love to see Trail Mix up close and personal :o) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Allison CB said...

My gravity makes me want to get up close and personal to see the quilting in more detail! LOL no nose prints eh!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

JANET said...

I would love to see Toes in the Sand. Love the colors of it, and I would love to see how the smaller triangles inside the larger triangles were quilted. Love the detail in the negative space, also. ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathleen said...

I would love to see Trail Mix....love how she quilted it plus all of your other quilts are quilted beautifully. Thanks for the giveaway...

Pati Christian said...

Toes in the Sand - definitely want an up-close look at that one. Lovely balance of negative space and color.

Blue Heron, Transitions through Hypnosis said...

I would love to see sweet tooth.

Jackie Bibbs said...

I love GRAVITY! What a beauty!

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hiya Julie!
I am totally drawn to Theresa's version of your Gravity quilt. *LOVE* the quilting in the diamonds!
Thanks & Quilty Huggs!

Deb said...

I would love to see Gravity. All of that space waiting for some quilting...
debworthman@gmail.com

tac73 said...

I would love to see Toes in the Sand up close to see the quilting. They are all stunning!

Blue dragonfly5 said...

Love all the quilts. I’m almost ready to quilt my Gravity quilt so seeing your quilt up close would be great.

Stitcher/aka Paula Hedges said...

Toes in the Sand - love the name, love the pattern, want to see if the quilting reflects the title as my head is churning with so many designs to use on the quilt.

Wanda Myers said...

Wow! I love them all! I'd love to see Gravity up close!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I would love a closer look at Gravity. The book looks wonderful!

Jackie said...

So many beautiful quilts but I’d love to see Toes in the Sand up close.

Sandy said...

Opps! Toes in the Sand is the quilt I want to see more of how it is quilted

Edie said...

I would love to have a close-up of My Sweet Tooth. The quilting looks so awesome on all the quilts. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

wrightlysew said...

I have a sit down quilting machine and need to learn other quilting besides meandering and straight lines. I chose sweet tooth to view close up. Gorgeous quilts and quilting.
asenathwright@gmail.com

Patty Sliney said...

So, love Teresa's book, it is a must have if you're going to jump into the LA quilting world! For the lovely quilts shown on your blog post, I think I'd want to examine "Toes in the Sand" because of all the open space in the background. I'd like to see how Teresa quilted that close up!

mac said...

Toes in the Sand is the quilt I would like to have a close up of. I have just bought a long arm and am looking for inspiration.

Jasmine said...

I would love to see the Toes in the Sand quilt up close. Thanks! I've been learning to quilt on a Longarm and love quilting books.

Karen M said...

I would love to see the Gravity quilt in person. Teresa does wonderful work. I would love to have her book.

Jane Bailey said...

I'd love to see one of the sweet tooth quilts up close. Don't mind either one. I've seen many of Teresa's Gravity quilts online and they're gorgeous, but as I'm about to jump in to sweet tooth I'd love some ideas on where to go with the quilting.

Vicki in MN said...

Toes in the sand is the one I would like to see upclose. Looks like a great quilt.

Lisa Zook said...

I would love a closer look at
Toes in the Sand. I am ready to learn more about using my longarm. I need confindence and this book seems to have tips that would help.

Cathy said...

What fun to have your quilts in such a beautiful book! We just moved and setup my longarm yesterday! I love Toes in the Sand! How joyful!

Unknown said...

I would love to have a closer look at Sweet Tooth. All of the quilts look fantastic but that one is my favourite.

Gwen Wehner said...

Looks like a fabulous book! I would love to see Toes In The Sand up close!

Chloe B.O. said...

I have both your Hex N More and Super Sidekick rulers and just love them! I would have to see the Gravity quilt up close.

Barb Neiwert said...

Gotta love Gravity! Definitely warrants a close-up exam. Fun, fun!

Carol said...

Such interesting quilting on all the quilts but I'd really like to get closer to Toes in the Sand. I think it's hiding its beauty.

DeAnn said...

These are so beautiful it is difficult to select one. Loved Glimmer.

JeanMS said...

I really want to see all of these quilts closer, but since I have to choose one I want to Gravity.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This looks like a great book. I want to improve my FMQ skills. I'd like to see Sweet Tooth up close.

Jeb's Squares said...

TRAIL MIX!!!!!!!!

Beth said...

Oh, Toes in the Sand, no doubt.

Roseanne Carr Atkinson said...

I would love to see your "Sweet Tooth" pieced and quilted by Teresa. I looks like she has used a different design in each one.

Nicki said...

love this book, lots of great quilting ideas, my favorite is Toes in the Sand

Nancy said...

I would like to see Toes in the Sand up closer. The others would be lovely to see but I can make out most of that quilting. Toes in Sand also looks has more variety of stitches.
nl@ridder.ca

ma40422 said...

Love your quilts and love the way the way Teresa has quilted them. So much inspiration!

Rich Schubert said...

I would love to see the toes in the sand quilt. Since I have just started quilting in my retirement I feel that it could be something I can handle in my first quilt and plus I like the name since I want to retire to the beach

SaraBellah said...

Gravity.

So much unexpected movement. I see the quilt design in a whole new way.