So excited that you could join me to celebrate my new book "Quilting the New Classics". Over the next 2 weeks as you follow along our blog hop you will get to see how many of the quilts were made or what inspired these amazing designers.
please leave me a comment before Nov. 3rd and you may be the winner of a copy of "Quilting the New Classics"
or you may purchase here:
All quilters draw inspiration from the past. But how do today's artisans put their personal stamp on classic patterns? Twenty influential quilters from across the stylistic spectrum present their unique creative vision of timeless designs. Each pattern, Double Wedding Ring, Crazy Quilt, Dresden Plate, Bear Paw, Log Cabin, Nine Patch, Hexagon, Yo-Yo, Flying Geese, and Rail Fence, comes with step-by-step instructions for two adaptations, one traditional, the other modern.
The book also includes a history of each pattern, images of heirloom or museum-quality quilts for inspiration, easy-to-use templates and essential quilting techniques.
Forwards by Meg cox and Janneken Smucker.
Oct. 20th Michele Muska
Oct. 22nd Janneken Smucker
Oct. 23rd Valerie Bothell
Oct. 24th Kaari Meng
Oct. 25th Elisa Sims Albury
Oct. 26th Heather Jones www.oliveandollie.com
Oct.27th Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Oct. 28th Amy Smart http://www.diaryofaquilter.com
Oct. 29th Jackie Kunkel http://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog\
Oct. 30th Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
Oct. 31st Shelly Pagliai
Nov. 1st Allie Aller
Nov. 2nd Kristin Omdahl
Nov.3rd Jaquie Gering
Nov 3rd Pat Sloan Radio Show 4:00 eastern time
“The Voice of Quilting” American Patchwork and Quilting radio show
We will be hearing some great inspiration and ideas from some of our contributors newsletters and social media platforms so keep your eye out for them too!
Meg Cox with Quilt Journalist Tells All
New York times Best Selling Author Marie Bostwick:
and the fabulous...
Megan Frock's www.downtownhousewife.com/
Marci Elmer Warren, Linda Pumphrey, Bonnie Bus and Darlene Zimmerman's Feedsacklady.com
Here is my traditional yo yo quilt "Childs Play" being made. 27 Kona solids on a simple quilted grey background. I decided to applique the yo yo's directly to the background to ensure longevity of the quilt's life. Many quilters in the 30's and 40's laid their yo yo quilts on solid backgrounds to show off their handiwork. My son, Logan cut the 300 plus circles for me and all were sewn by hand in the traditional manner. I think its one of those quilts that looks more impressive in person... the colors are so rich and beautiful. It sends me back to my college painting days working with color theory. It was a joy to make. I think that the quilting looks very simple but Shelly Pagliai mentioned that it really was much harder than it looks!!! Thanks Shelly for such a lovely job on the quilting.