My Slow Blog Tour

I wanted to do something a little bit different for my blog tour for A Field Guide to Fabric Design. There were so many topics, lessons, and resources that couldn’t fit into the book, so I thought I’d form them into guest posts and offer them up to my gracious blog tour hosts. In talking to people at Quilt Market I also got unanimous support for taking it slowwwwwwwly, so you can expect 3-4 tour stops a month over the next few months. In fact, I’ve been so willfully relaxed about it that I haven’t set but a few dates in stone so far! I like to think of it like a backpacking trip through Europe … let’s see where the adventure takes us. I will announce all the stops here on the blog, of course, and also list them on my book page so you can follow along down the line.

And since things aren’t yet set in stone, this is a great opportunity for you to tell me what you want to learn about. For those of you who have the book already, was there anything you were hoping I covered that wasn’t in there?

My first stop — the Paris of fabric design blogs, perhaps? — Spoonflower! Visit their blog for my Border Print Tutorial. They’re also giving away a copy of the book. The comments close at noon Eastern U.S. time today (Wednesday, December 1, 2011), so get on over there!


  1. Nathalie says:

    I have your book and I love it. Made me want to try out a repeat pattern of my own immediately!

  2. Anja R. says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful book! It is the really best book about making fabric design I know. GREAT!

  3. Susan says:

    My copy is among my Christmas presents – can’t wait to read it!

  4. Claire says:

    Congratulations on the book! I found out about it on the Spoonflower blog post. It was too late to enter the contest so I just ordered the book. It seems like a must have for me because I’ve been so excited about designing fabrics on Spoonflower.

  5. Katarina says:

    I have the book and I couldn’t be happier with it. It is so much more than I could hope for. The fabric examples are wonderful and reading is easy and enjoyable. (I don’t even need a dictionary, LOL:) Thank you so much for writing it, it is a MUST HAVE:)!!!

  6. Congrats on the book….I get mine for Christmas as well! Looking forward to the blog tour:)

  7. Paige says:

    Congratulations on the book…it’s going to be my next purchase! I have a friend who designed my logo and I’m trying to encourage her to design fabrics so I forwarded her your link to entice her! Good luck with the blog tour!

  8. Maureen from Ventura says:

    This is fantastic and totally going on my Christmas list!!

  9. Kim says:

    I love the Slow tour idea! I’d love to know more about how you use plug-ins with Illustrator and Photoshop!

  10. Angela says:

    Just stumbled across your blog, and the post about the book.
    So excited, going to order it now!! I am in the process of finding fabric for a quilt for my daughter, and having found Spponflower, I thought–’design my own’, great!! But where to start? Like everything else, I want to “do it right.”
    I guess i need to be convinced that i can do this, even with limited artistic abilities. What kind of tools and software should I use? (Software that doesn’t require a class, mind you. :)
    Looking forward to the Slow tour!!