Monday, 15 June 2015

Giveaway Mondays - Desert To Sea

So we have a giveaway here at Lily's Quilts every Monday.


Today I have a copy of Jane Davidson's beautiful Australian quilt collaboration book, Desert To Sea,  to give away.  Available at all your usual online sellers, you can also buy this book direct from Jane's own website.

Jane has pulled together a group of wonderful Australian quilt designers who have each contributed a quilt to the book.  These are Betty Kerr, Cathy Underhill, Charlotte Dumesny, Danielle Aeuckens, Jane Davidson, Rachaeldaisy, Jeannette Bruce and Lorena Uriarte.  The book is curated, designed and published by Jane herself, no mean feat. 


In her intro to the book, Jane says:

I find most Australian quilters are inherently eclectic in their style of quilting. They are not afraid to use bold colours and patterns in their designs. Maybe it is a reflection of the beauty that surrounds them and the diversity in our landscape and culture that inspires them to create such beautiful and unique quilts. 

As well as containing ten wonderful and inspiration projects, there are beautiful photos of the quilt both photographed flat so you can really see what you're making and photographed against some beautiful Australian scenery.  


This also has the feel of a book designed by quilters for quilters with really good clear instructions and diagrams throughout.  
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this wonderful book, just leave a comment on this post.  


And the winner of last week's prize of a $50 gift certificate to Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory was picked by random number generator and is...

 

107 comments:

  1. This book is right up my alley. I already see two quilts I would like to make!

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  2. This looks like a lovely book - would love to win :)

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  3. Gorgeous quilts, would love to win the book

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  4. Sounds gorgeous! I must make the last quilt pictured.

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  5. Would love to curl up with a copy before bed--looks full of fascinating things!

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  6. Wonderful quilts; so fresh and new designs!

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  7. I love the hexagon and circle quilt!

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  8. Fab giveaway, thanks x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  9. Thank you! This looks like an amazing book.

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  10. This book is definitely on my wish list. It looks so pretty!

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  11. I am so into Australian quilters/designers/authors right now! Love their style, and I'd adore having this book!

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  12. I spent 5 wonderful weeks in Australia in 1988 (year of the expo) and loved it so much, owning this book would bring back some wonderful memories I am sure.

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  13. Wonderful book, thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Looks like a fantastic book. Would love to own a copy. Thanks

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  15. The book looks interesting and unique. Thanks!

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  16. What a wonderful giveaway, thank you so much for this opportunity.

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  17. This looks like such a brilliant book!

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  18. wow, this looks so awesome! thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. This looks like a great book!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  20. Oh! I just love books! I like looking at them as much I like to quilt :)

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  21. Oh my gosh, I need this book!

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  22. Looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

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  23. Love the quilts you shared from this book! Beautifully photographed! Thanks for the chance!

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  24. What an interesting book! I'd love a book of Australian quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. Wonderfully fresh~love the Australian point of view. Thank you for your offer. Susan

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  26. Looks like a great book! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  27. Looks like an interesting and inspirational book. Thanks for the chance to win. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  28. This looks like a beautiful book and I would love a copy for my library. Thanks!

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  29. Photos from the book are beautiful! I need to learn how to take more interesting photos. Love the quilts, too. thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  30. Love the cover of this book. So colorful!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  31. Wow, really pretty book, thanks for the chance. I would love to go to Australia !!
    Kathy @ spicecat1@gmail.com

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  32. Awesome book. Love bold colors myself and would love to step outside my comfy quilting zone and try one of Jane's patterns or Charolttes or Cathy's. Thank you so much for the opportunity

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  33. I would la la LOVE to win!
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  34. The book looks amazing with fun quilts in the sneak peek.

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  35. Fabulous looking quilts, would love to make one (or all) of them!
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  36. An interesting book, I love the quilts you've shown and the scenic backdrop.

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  37. I would love to win, but if I don't I am going to buy this book. I love the Australian approach to quilting.

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  38. love the look of the book. I see a couple quilts I would like to make.

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  39. Looks like a very interesting book, I especially like the last quilt you showed. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Looks like a beautiful book!

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  41. What a fun book. It would be great to make some of the designs in it.

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  42. I loved the peek of the quilts in this book! thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  43. Those quilts are gorgeous!

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  44. Exciting quilts, lots of ideas.

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  45. What fun!

    and thanks to you, for alerting me to the fun day last week at Black Sheep! It was an amazing day!

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  46. Hoo Roo, that sounds like a brilliant book.

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  47. that looks like a great book, so much fun!

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  48. Love, love, love a great quilt book. I love bright colors and modern fabrics. Would love to win!

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  49. Desert to Sea looks like a book that any quilter, any skill level would love to have I. her library.

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  50. It looks so beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  51. some great quilters in Australia. Thanks for the chances!

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  52. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. Looks like a wonderful collection!

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  54. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  55. Looks fab. I'd love to win.

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  56. Looks like it is a great book, would love a copy!!

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  57. Looking at the cover of the book makes me wish to be able to open it.

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  58. I love what I see and I would love to win this book.

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  59. I would LOVE to win such a book full of potential! I'm in Canada, though, so I just hope I'm eligible.

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  60. looks a great book to have, remember seeing an amazing exhibition when I was in Australia in 2001

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  61. Great book, I would love to win it. Many thanks for the chance to win it.

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  62. It looks fabulous and I want it! Thank you.

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  63. The quilts shown from the book are amazing - love the rainbow quilt! Thanks for this opportunity. ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

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  64. Looks like another must have book.

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  65. this looks like a wonderful book with so many of my favourite quilters in! I hope I win this but I will definitely be buying it anyway!

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  66. lovely quilts
    Nancy
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  67. I'm looking for some inspiration for a new quilt for my bedroom. This book might be just what I need.

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  68. This is a book I HAVE TO have. Hope I win. fingers crossed!

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  69. Thanks for a fab giveaway, looks like a great book.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  70. What beautiful quilt patterns!!

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  71. Beautiful pictures and bright colors!

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  73. Thank you for a great giveaway, a girl can never have too many quilt books for inspiration. x

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  76. This looks like a fabulous book based on the photos shown above. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. This book looks great with wonderful patterns and colors. Thanks for the opportunity

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  78. I like the strip quilt with the circle in the center.

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  79. Looks like there are some incredible projects in the book!

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  80. A treasure trove of quilty goodness. Lots of inspiration.

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  81. This book looks wonderful. Thank you for the great giveaway chance. Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  82. Thanks for the great giveaway! Book looks like it is just my taste in quilting.

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  83. Wonderful book, would love to win it!!

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  84. This looks a fabulous book!

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  85. I love that 3-d quilt with color bubbles! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. Yes the Australian quilters love to use bold color and eclectic design which makes their quilts so beautiful and right in my style spectrum.

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  87. These quilts are so striking! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  88. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. This looks like an awesome book

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