Survey Says!

Hi there-Please take a few minutes to fill out my online workshop survey. Ten questions, nothing fancy.

As incentive for responding,  I will give away, at random, up to three signed copies of my book. The number of copies given away will depend on the number of responses tallied.  So please, take the survey, leave a comment to enter your name in the giveaway and then email, facebook or otherwise contact your friends and art buddies so that they too will take the survey and perhaps win a copy of my book. Your enthusiasm and input will be (and is) greatly appreciated.

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  1. AWESOME Melly – look forward to seeing how this NEW website & blog develops. So, HAPPY to have YOU HERE! Your latest book if on my BUY list.

  2. I took the survey! Glad to see that you are feeling new and improved!

  3. Debbie Joplin says:

    The new book looks marvelous, darling! Glad to hear you will be teaching online. I have a special needs child so it is almost impossible for me to travel to workshops and retreats, so online classes work perfectly for me. You look fantastic, Mellie. Can’t wait to buy your book and sign up for your online classes! Waiting patiently (or rather trying to) in Utah, Debbie 🙂

  4. I took the survey, and I am really looking forward to your new book.

    Glad you are feeling better!

  5. Von Biggs says:

    Took the survey..great questions… Loved the mentoring question…Looking forward to seeing your book

  6. Just took the survey! The future sounds exciting!

  7. Best of luck Mell with the book and courses

  8. Can’t wait to see your new book !! Congrats !

  9. Just filled out the survey, Melly. So glad you’re back, stronger than ever! Would absolutely love to win your book!

  10. The book looks brilliant. Hope everything goes really well

  11. It will be interesting to see what comes of your survey –

  12. Janet Howse says:

    Looking forward to seeing the new book. I hope it is a big success for you!

  13. Done! And looking forward to see your book in my post box.

  14. Excellent questions in the survey. My heart just swelled with happiness as I watched the video. Looking forward to some online fun with you!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  15. Took the survey. Would love to win your book. If not, it is on my wish list.

  16. Took the survey… and would love to win the book.

  17. Diane Moore says:

    I took the survey and am excited about the idea of on-line classes.

  18. I took the survey–I think having a survey is a great idea to see what people are interested in. P.S. I think you could/should charge more than what you listed for the 1/2 hour mentoring sessions. But perhaps the price could also have “package deals” where it’s more for just one session, and s little cheaper if they buy 3 together, etc.

  19. Cindy Kuo says:

    You are so inspiring. How could people not want to take an on-line class with you! Thank you for everything you give to the creative world.

  20. Kathleen Morris says:

    Melanie, I think the online class opportunity is a great idea. I live halfway across the country from you so the chances of getting to take a class with you is limited at best. You always have such interesting and challenging ideas for art quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to put my two cents in on your online projects.

  21. I would love to learn more about your style of journaling and how that flows from one project to the next.
    Hope to see you soon!

  22. Barbara Fox says:

    Love the video and I can’t wait to receive my copy of your new book! I pre-ordered it on Amazon and delivery date is May 6. I’m not trying to condense time or anything like that–but I wish May 6 would come quickly. You are one of my favorite inspirational people not only because of your fantastic talent but because of your courageous fight with breast cancer. Brava to you Melanie! I’ve taken the survey and would like to be placed in the box for the selection of a copy of your new book. I plan to give it to my older sister who is a wonderful quilter and fought breast cancer the same time you did. Thank you for your daily inspiration!!!

  23. Karen Harris says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing your new book and what online class options you offer!

  24. I took the survey and look forward to the book coming out. Thank you.

  25. Karen Go says:

    Took your survey! Am looking forward to your new book!

  26. Yay, what a fun and exciting (and enticing) little video … loved your glorious smile and your infectious giggle … it made me giggle too. I took your survey, hope it helps! (And of course, I’d love to win a copy of your new book!)

  27. I took the survey. You know I want to take more classes! (Wish I could come up to the camp session, but it’s a bit too much for this year.) I’ve taken about a zillion classes from so many people, some wonderful and some lacking some connection and zing! I know you could be very inspiring online.

  28. Kristin McNamara Freeman says:

    I took the survey and was excited to read of the possibilities that may be offered in on-line classes. I loved your interview with Rice and know that a class with you would add “color” to my toolbox. Would love to be a winner of the new book.


  29. Took the survey!

  30. Can’t wait to see your new book. Would be overjoyed to win a copy. xo Tammy Lee

  31. Ellen Guy says:

    Survey completed…looking forward to your new book and online classes. Thanks, Ellen

  32. Kristina says:

    Took your survey! Your book looks absolutely lovely.

  33. Survey completed! Excellent questions! But, as I said, you have already taught your most powerful class: Grace & Dignity. I learned a lot

  34. I took the survey and I look forward to your book one way or another!

  35. I’ve been out of touch for awhile – love your new presence and work!! I took your survey and will share it with other artists. Can’t wait to see more! Aloha, Dianna

  36. I was happy to take the survey and I’m so excited about your book!

  37. Your book looks like it will be awesome. Can’t wait to see it in person and to see what class and challenges you end up offering.

  38. Glad to see the new, new, new! The new book looks wonderful. Took the survery. interesting questions.

  39. Sunny Hemphill says:

    Took the survey. I would love to have a copy of your book — probably will buy it if I don’t win it. And I love challenges. Hope your online ventures are successful. You’re an incredible artist.

  40. Very exciting news and hopefully a productive survey for you!

  41. I took the survey Melly. I can’t wait to see your new book. Congratulations!

  42. Mary Dean Carter says:

    I took the survey. I have been waiting for the book to come out, and would love to win it.

    I live in Richmond, VA. I’d love to take an “in person” class with you. Thanks so much.

  43. Very interesting survey. Bet your book is just as interesting.

  44. I took the survey. I sure hope iwin your book!!!

  45. Great questions, I’m interested to see what develops out of it!

  46. Oh, that survey, got my juices going! I loved all of the classes, but narrowed down to just my top picks! Loved the idea of a master class and hope to take some class by you this year. I didn’t get to do any last year, sigh.

  47. Done! I would LOVE a copy of your book–it looks great.

  48. All done! Can’t wait to see what classes you offer!

  49. Glenda Hoagland says:

    Melanie, I am glad you are back in the game. Without sounding “cheesy” you are my hero and inspiration. We took the same journey last year and I am so proud to have witnessed the grace and dignity with which you travelled the road to healing and health. Looking forward to taking an online class with you. Glenda

  50. Kathy Bachofer says:

    Took the survey – online classes is a great way to get ‘face’ time with an artist when it isn’t feasible to take every in person class available. Can’t wait for QBL though 🙂

  51. carol johnson says:

    So glad you are back in action! I love your spirit 🙂

  52. Done and would love to take another class with you. I took the mark making class and it was a great class. You are a talented teacher.

  53. just took the survey. Good luck on your book! Very exciting!

  54. Filled out the survey! I just found your blog in the last few weeks, and I’ve been really enjoying seeing your work. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  55. Took the survey and watched the video. Now I have a huge smile on my face. Bless you.

  56. Did the survey! Thanks for the incentive!

  57. Hope the survey gives you the answers you need. Looking forward to the “new and improved” Melanie’s blog!

  58. Holly holloway says:

    I wouldn’t think you could improve on the marvelous Melly Melss but I think you in fact have. You are an inspiration!

  59. Cheryl Johson says:

    I really enjoyed your first book. I don’t buy many books but do return to your because its so well presented. Such a good source of information and inspiration. On a different subject, I was sadden to hear about your cancer and very glad to see art as part of your life. I don’t want to lose one more of my friends to cancer.

  60. The new site looks great Melanie and so does your book. I am glad you are doing well.

  61. Pernilla says:

    Took the survey. I can’t wait for your new book. I simply LOVE you first book, it’s like eye candy and so informative. Your new blog/website looks great.

  62. Would love your book….if I don’t win will gladly buy it. About the mentoring… I like the idea of a series of sessions as a way of following up on a project. I’m not up for that myself at this time, but maybe some day. So glad to see you and Arrow….hope to see you in Houston in Fall! Cheers, Sarah

  63. Debbie Griffon says:

    So glad to see you have a new website. I missed reading your blog every day.

  64. I am so in need of inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. I am so in need of inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Love your site.

  66. I’m glad to see you are feeling well, again. I, too, have missed your blog entries. The new book looks awesome!

  67. Susan Dunne-Lederhaas says:

    Hey Melly,
    The two classes that I had planned to take with you were both cancelled.. I would really enjoy an on-line course, fuss free and available at any time. Your new book is very exciting, and I cannot believe you were able to accomplish that task with all the other “stuff” you were dealing with at the time..
    Keep thriving.. Susan D-L

  68. Love your new website and blog! Glad you are doing well. My husband is also battling cancer. Taking online classes works well for me.

  69. I took your survey. I am curious to see what kind of online class you choose to give. I am sure it will be a good one.

  70. I love your new website! I took your survey and would love to take some online classes. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  71. Took the survey, and I’m curiuos what kind of classes you will be teaching…

  72. Great questions. I can’t wait to see what develops! Very excited to see the new book as well – congratulations!

  73. Michelle Remy says:

    I am so excited for your new book to be available! It is on my list of must-buys for this year…threw my two-cents in on the survey and I would love for my name to be thrown in the virtual hat for a chance to win your book! Thank you for the opportunity!

  74. Looking forward to reading your latest book Melanie!

  75. Oops…was I supposed to say that I took your survey? I did.

  76. It’s soooo nice to have you back online!!! I can’t wait to see your latest book. It would be awesome to have you teach online!! I liked your susrvey too.

  77. Anne-Marie Binet says:

    Just took the survey! I am soooo glad you are back! looking forward to your new book and online classes!

  78. I took the survey and I am anxiously awaiting your new book. I must say the cover is very inviting.

  79. I took the survey and can’t wait! It was great to see Arrow in your video… 🙂

  80. gabriela dondisch says:

    I can be your first customer for one on one online !! 🙂

  81. gabriela dondisch says:


  82. Took the survey! So looking forward to your new book. It looks fabelous and so do you 🙂 The future is smiling.

  83. so happy to hear you’re healing and back in it! the new book looks gorgeous and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. here’s to your continued healing and thriving!

  84. Caroline Vollmann says:

    I am glad to see the new and improved you. I have taken the survey and I hope all our answers help in your decisions.

  85. I took your survey and wish you all the best with your new ventures. I also wish you continued good health.

  86. I did my survey and am excited to see what you do with the results! Looking forward to some online classes…and it would be great to win the book!!

  87. Karen ZS says:

    Your new book looks wonderful! The survey got me to thinking I need more time for me & art.

  88. Love the new blog look, took the survey- so excited about on line classes and I wold love to win your book!! off to post on FB!!
    Big Hugs!!

  89. took the survey- would love any online class you would offer! Would also love a copy of your book- it is on my amazon wishlist…

  90. Hi,
    I took the survey, good questions, by the way. Congrats on your new book 🙂

  91. Online classes are such a great thing. I’ve taken several from other teachers and really like it. Congrats on the new book – I’m hoping it comes out on Kindle so I can read it on the ipad!

  92. Took the survey and will pass along on FB. Very excited about your new book.

  93. I just took your survey. I hope my answers will help you. Crossing fingers about the book.

  94. Thanks for the survey – lots of interesting concepts – I just don’t have a lot in my budget for these fun things…. but do love the inspiration and motivation that you provide! Thanks!

  95. I was going to ask how do we prove we did the survey, but I guess it’s honour system! I did it – and am looking forward to seeing what classes you end up offering!

  96. Norma Riehm says:

    An online class with you would be wonderful. I love your style.

  97. Oh Melly, you are so darn inspiring to me! I love the picture at the beginning of the video. And how you call yourself “New and Improved” You give me hope that I might some day be new and improved as well… I can’t wait to get my hand on your book, it looks beautiful and it’s especially inspiring knowing WHEN you wrote it. XOXO!

  98. Penny Simmons says:

    I love your first book and am so looking forward to the new one! Online classes sound wonderful!

  99. Just took the survey. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book!

  100. Wow! Who wouldn’t love to win a copy of this book? I’m looking forward to seeing it when it comes out!

  101. Great survey!! Look forward to taking an online class, no classes nearby so I rely on the internet to be my go to place to learn. Can’t wait to hold your new book! =)

  102. Melanie I am so thrilled that you are doing well! I completed your survey and am looking forward to online classes with you.

  103. alyce unger says:

    Wonderful news Mell!!!!

  104. alyce unger says:

    did the survey and emailed several friends …Good Luck Mel!!!

  105. I completed the survey and purchased the new interweave emag with your article in it. Would love a copy of your book! Thank you.

  106. Becky Potts Baker says:

    I took the survey and I am so happy that you are feeling better! Just thinking about the classes that will come from the survey results is very exciting!

  107. jeanette Thompson says:

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  108. I took the survey, and I’m very excited about what it will all lead to!

  109. I took the survey…. love your blog and website.

  110. keren evanson says:

    Just took your survey and would love a copy of your book.

  111. I took your survey. I would love to receive one of your signed books. I am disabled and you have been an inspiration for me. I love your work and your strength. Some day I hope to meet you in person.

  112. Audrey Bosley says:

    I would LOVE to have a copy of your new book! Congratulations, Melanie!!!!

  113. Good idea (the survey). Hope you get the information out of it that you need, and hope to see some new workshops soon! Thanks for the chance to win your book – otherwise, I will be forced to buy it the next time I’m at the bookstore 🙂

  114. Christina Hernandez says:

    Can’t wait to read your new book! Took the survey, hope the feedback helps. Hope do have a class with you in the future.

  115. Elaine Bartlett says:

    What great questions. Looking forward to your new book. You inspire me!

  116. sandy hillis says:

    I took the survey and love your ideas for online classes.

  117. I have your book and DVD by Interweave and love your techniques. Your new book looks to be exciting!

  118. I love your work and your whole attitude – inspirational! Just did the survey and would love to do an online class with you or win your book.

  119. You are an inspiration to so many. Thanks for the opportunity.

  120. What a great website! Love your blog too. And I’ll be ordering your latest book. I have about everything you have published. I did the survey, but I did not see anywhere to “sign” with my email to prove that I did it. Trust me, I did. It was very interesting. I like the directions you are taking. Hope you are feeling on top of the world now.

  121. Melly,

    With all the free classes online, I think your master classes are priced too high and your one-on-one mentorships are priced WAY too low.

  122. Wulf Higgins says:

    I’m glad to have found you again – I was worried that the old blog seemed to have suddenly stopped. The new book looks great, and I love the idea of more sew-alongs.

  123. DebbieM aka papercracker says:

    Took your survey. Thought you might like to know that I found your site via
    I had done a search on “art journal” and your book popped up. The cover looked interesting and I searched for you on google. I would be interested in taking online classes in drawing and/or journaling which you will see from my survey responses. The book looks very interesting!

  124. Rebecca Buchanan says:

    Your new blog (new to me) is just wonderful. (I too was worried that your old blog had stopped and did a search to see if I could relocate you–so glad I did.) This new site is very exciting. You are an inspiration. I really look forward to your online offerings. Congrats and all the best, Becky