Craft Corps Giveaway Day 1: Denyse Schmidt Patterns!


Mary Carlson!!

Please e-mail your snail mail address to: contests@vickiehowell.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!

Name: Denyse Schmidt

Gig(s): Quilt Author, Artist and Fabric Designer

Excerpt Craft Corps (Chapter 13):

“VH: When did you start quilting?

DS: You know, it’s funny, I didn’t grow up quilting; I grew up sewing. I’d already had a career in New York as a modern dancer and performer, and went back to school for graphic design. I moved to Connecticut and ended up working at a children’s book publisher. It paid really well, but was creatively a little stifling, Prior to that, I had become intrigued by quilts. Before I went to Rhode Island School of Design, I had taken some drawing classes at a museum and was really interested in the idea of collage and discovered crazy quilts. I became interested in the quilt as object. Textiles and sewing had always been part of what I did, so I think it was natural extension of my graphic design work.

Today’s Giveaway: 5 Pack of Denyse’s Signature Quilt Patterns!

How to Win All 5 Patterns:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM ON 4/9). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.

Please be sure to include your real name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!

Don’t forget to share your story on the Craft Corps website and become a Craft Corps fan on Facebook--fans will be eligible for additional prizes throughout the next month!


Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from knitter extraordinaire, Shannon Okey!

108 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 1: Denyse Schmidt Patterns!”

  1. Catherine

    Woo-hoo! This is going to be so much fun. 🙂 I love these patterns (and as a new quilter, feel very inspired!). I would like to see Single Girl on my bed.


  2. Kelly

    I’m new to quilting. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. This will give me the motivation I need. Such beautiful patterns!

  3. Simply DIYgal

    Quilting is one thing I’ve always wanted to try, ever since I was a little girl watching my Mommaw make beautiful quilts by hand for each of the grandchildren. These are definitely some patterns I could see myself using!

    I absolutely love Single Girl (even though I soon won’t be one…eeek!) and Hills ‘n’ Hollers!

    <3 Kelly Demaree

  4. Ruby Sundquist

    Ruby Sundquist – Great Falls, MT via Texas.
    I just started knitting, so I think sewing and quilting is my next gig…

  5. Karen Wojtowicz Wagner

    My mom has been quiliting for YEARS – I used to love watching her match up all of the different fabrics then cut out the hundreds of triangles and squares. She’d pin them all together on the living room floor… it was like magic seeing all these little pieces become one finished blanket. She used to make them for extra $$, now you only get one if you’re special – or you have a new baby.

    Karen Wagner.

  6. Kim

    The fabrics are amazing! I have been sewing for years and quilted on and of for the past 6 years. I have a new grand daughter and have been wanting to make her a quilt. Kim Baehr

  7. caednkat

    What a lovely give away! I’m just starting to learn to quilt, so this would be great for me. 🙂
    Mandi Ragland

  8. June

    Would make a great gift for my daughter=in=law, who does some quilting…. we are retired so gift giving can be too expensive for us to do….this would be wonderful.
    June Rhodes

  9. mylittlenoopy

    I took an awesome hand quilting class once, but it didn’t involve piecing. That sort of intimidates me! Denyse’s quilts are gorgeous, maybe that will give me incentive to get over that fear?

  10. suuuz

    I’ve been a fan of Denyse’s work for many years. My dream would be to attend one of her workshops. Maybe these patterns will be just the thing to inspire me. Susan Rodnite