24 February 2010

Giveaway On The Skirted Roundtable

 

 

Jackie Von Tobel’s fabric line, including these darling pillows.  The dog is NOT for sale!!! 

 

This week we have ANOTHER give away at the Skirted Roundtable HERE!  Our guest is Jackie Von Tobel, artist, interior and fabric designer,  and author.  Jackie is also a blogger – which is where the four of us met.    All of us started our blogs at about the same time, except for Linda who started HER blog ages and ages ago, Linda is the grandmother of design bloggers.   For the past three years, Jackie has been very busy writing two huge reference books on window treatments and bedding  HERE.   She was gracious enough to offer her two books for the giveaway.   The contest ends tomorrow night, so if you haven’t already entered, be sure to go to the Skirted Roundtable HERE and read the instructions.  

 

 

image I love these pictures of Jackie’s home studio, where she writes, draws the illustrations for her books,  and creates her fabric line.  What a neat and organized artist!

 

While you are entering the contest, be sure to listen to the interview.  Jackie is a fascinating woman, full of a joie de vie that most of us only dream about!!!   She is highly inspiring and I think you will be very motivated after listening to all she has accomplished in her life.  She’s an incredible person and the three of us were left a little exhausted after talking with her!!!

 

 

Birds & Branches ~ Coffee - Click Image to Close

My favorite fabric from Jackie’s line is this one – Birds and Braches in Coffee.   Jackie CLAIMS she designed this fabric with me in mind!!  Sure, Jackie!!!! 

 

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the giveaway – so hurry!!!  Go HERE to listen to the interview and leave your contest comments there.  Please do NOT leave your contest entry comments on this blog, Cote de Texas!  All entries MUST be left on the Skirted Roundtable blog or you won’t be eligible!!!!

 

Jackie asked that I add this information about her collaboration with Minutes Matter:

If you heard my recent interview on The Skirted Roundtable or read some of my posts about design software you may be interested in learning more about how my designs are used in STUDIO graphic design software.  My friend Merlin (yes, that is her real name) who is the official wizard over at Minutes Matter and I would like to cordially invited you to attend a FREE, 30 minute webinar sponsored by Minutes Matter Solutions on Thursday, March 4 at 1 PM Eastern. You’ll see Merlin use Studio, our graphic design program, to translate the fabulous draperies and valances from my book, The Design Directory of Window Treatments into elevation renderings filled with fabrics, colors, and textures. These complete designs can also be broken apart quickly and mixed and matched for an infinite variety of styles. Never be stumped again how to treat your client’s windows – watch how easy it is to drag and drop these beautifully illustrated images to create drawings that your clients will want show their friends.   To register for this free event on March 4 at 1 PM EST , please click here:

  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/240892040

for more information, please visit the Minute Matter website:

www.minutesmatter.com

 

And finally, next week we have design photographer Michael J. Lee who is full of tips on how to get that perfect photograph of your house! 

34 comments:

  1. Always admired her book illustrations, thanks Joni.
    L.

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  2. Going to TSR now... thanks Joni!

    xo,
    cristin

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  3. So enjoy being called a Grandma. I have to go call the AARP now.

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  4. i'm so excited for michael lee's tips!

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  5. Great interview - thanks for bringing this to us! I'm going to have to get her books. Joni that fabric was my fav too - but in the red. Linda, you're too funny!

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  6. Hi, fabrics greatly appealed to me, such a vivid, full of energy and spring color. Very neat job, everything in its place for me is like I am glad that I came to this blog, I would definitely frequent visitor here I like creative people and places where the inspiration come to thank you and greet ((: interior designer of the Polish

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  7. Joni, I'm with you....I love the birds and branches in "Coffee." So, so pretty! Also, the first picture is so fresh and happy it beckons spring, non!!! :)

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  8. I just have to tell you again how much I enjoyed that interview. Talking about fabrics and window coverings makes me happy ! I'm looking forward to next week too. I could use all the photo tips I can get.

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  9. I love the Birds and Branches - Those are my (non) colors!
    Joni (I feel like we're on a first-name basis :) ), you've mentioned that subscribers sometimes ask for advice regarding decorating dilemmas. I am an interior decorator in Fort Worth, but I have a decorating dilemma in my own house and I need your opinion if you wouldn't mind giving it! I have looked for your email address but can't find it. Any help would be appreciated - You are the best! Kitty at kawooten@sbcglobal.net

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  10. Oh my, how to photograph your home... I am looking forward to those tips, I took pictures of my clients after the other day and I remember standing there with everyone watching and thinking...these better come out good...just not sure how to do it right...I was wishing my dad would help me from heaven (he was the photographer for Air Canada for 40 some years and did weddings on the side), and maybe he did because I think they came out not bad...anyway I would love some tips... check out my post and let me know how you feel about the angles I used...love you Joni...
    Regards, Carol Ann

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  11. What a studio...How could you not be creative in that beautiful space? I am heading over to listen to the interview.

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  12. Beautiful! Meanwhile... I sent out an update this a.m. for our Flea Market Round-up. I'll re-send to you at your convenience. xox C

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  13. I love them all - how can I choose just one??!! I would choose "Zhivago" simply because "Dr. Zhivago" is one of my all time favorite movies, but then I love the color of "Saffron", yet I think I might choose "Birds and Branches" because of its freshness and yummy thoughts of Spring!!

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  14. I am with you...LOVE the birds and branches fabric!!

    I started a new blog where stories will be published about the farm and the animals if you enjoy reading!
    www.equusgirl.blogspot.com

    Julie

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  15. She has a FABULOUS studio... I have studio envy... le sigh!

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  16. The dog is too cute!

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  17. I was lucky enough to spend an evening with Jackie about two years ago when she was in Baltimore for a conference. She's a great lady!

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  18. Well, it's too bad the dog's not for sale, because it's adorable!!

    I had cyber coffee yesterday morning with you girls and Jackie at the SRT, and it was a delight...she is one of the first bloggers I took note of, and I so admire her talents. Yes, loved the studio as well.

    Best,
    Michelle

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  19. I have been enjoying catching up on TSR interviews. Thanks for taking the time to do this....love it.

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  20. I didn't enter this giveaway since I won the last. (Of which I am still doing cartwheels.)

    I wanted to share with you that I am leaving on Wednesday for a trip to the Big Easy. One of the things I am MOST excited about is meeting the ultra gracious Visual Vamp herself. Toe tingles!

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  21. what great fabric! so springy and fun!

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  22. Joni
    CHECK YOUR TWITTER UPDATE... IT HAS A UN JONI MESSAGE. TRIED TO EMAIL YOU BUT THE EMAIL BOUNCED BACK. XO DIANA

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  23. gorgeous fabrics and the little girl in me
    really wanted to play wit her colored
    pencils!

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  24. Joni, I'm running there. I had the chance to meet Jackie , in Paris one month ago and I can tell she is a gem , she is a fantastic interior designer but also a very very kind person !!
    I can see it is too late to enter the giveaway ...too bad for me

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  25. I can't say enough how much I love that Birds and Branches fabric...where do you purchase it??? I have to have it!!

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  26. What bueautiful fabrics. And great photos... Thanks for shareing..

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  27. Jackie is one talented lady!!! I love the Bird and Branch fabric. Cannot wait to listen to her interview.

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  28. Jackie is one talented lady!!! I love the Bird and Branch fabric. Cannot wait to listen to her interview.

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  31. Jackie is a talented person and a nice woman too. Thank you for featuring her work here!

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  32. I am anxious to hear about Michael Lee. These are our first set of photos of our new (remodeled) central Florida house. Thank you for your inspiration; I love your blog and read it all throughout the process.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30798305&l=53cb2f03e2&id=1491857811

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  33. Jackie is extremely talented and has more energy than I can imagine! I love her studio.

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