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a sampling of the best quilts from today's brightest designers!
easy techniques in patterns from Fig Tree Quilts, Me and My Sister Designs,
Mimi Dietrich, Heather Mulder Peterson and more.
- Try a variety of methods,
from simple strip piecing to hand appliqué and paper piecing.
quilts for cuddling, displaying and gift giving for every season.
About the Contributors
Lynn Roddy Brown is a sixth-generation Texan
who has always loved to sew. As she was growing up there was one beautiful quilt
in her home, made by Lynn's great-grandmother as a wedding fit for her parents.
This quilt, which now belongs to Lynn, kindled a lifelong interest in quilting.
In 1989 when she lived in Rochester, New York, she began to quilt seriously.
has had three of her quilts hung in the IQA juried show in Houston, two of which
were scrap quilts.
Lynn currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband,
an economics professor at Rice University. They have three grown children and
two beautiful grandchildren. Lynn has been a seventh-grade science teacher and
a computer programmer.
Jodi Crowell is a quilter who enjoys all aspects
of the quiltmaking process. When she was growing up, quilts were a part of her
life because of a grandmother and great grandmother who were both quilters.
and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, Jodi has since lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba
and now in Oromocto, New Brunswick. She lives with the love of her life, Barry,
who is a member of the Canadian Forces, her daughter Samantha and stepson Brennen.
Lum DeBono was born and raised in Canada. She has been a crafty girl all her
life. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in science and
later worked in the pharmaceutical industry. At the same time , she started her
first artsy venture, a greeting card company called The Paper Gallery.
lives in Clinton, New Jersey, with her fabulous and supportive husband, Reno and
her two wild and lovable kids, Adam and Alex.
Kim Diehl set about
to make her first quilt without the benefit of any quiltmaking knowledge or experience.
She soon discovered she had found a new passion. Kim has seen many of her designs
published in national magazines, and she remains a frequent contributor to American
Patchwork & Quilting. When she's not designing and sewing patchwork. Kim enjoys
traveling to guilds and events around the country, sharing her quilts and teaching
her invisible machine appliqué methods.
Kim makes her home in scenic
Idaho surrounded by her family, her much-spoiled pooches and her country-style
Mimi Dietrich lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and loves to
appliqué She has been writing books for That Patchwork Place for 20 years.
In 2006, Mimi designed a line of fabrics with P&B Textiles and the Baltimore
Museum of Art based on her favorite Baltimore Album quilts.
Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs really are sisters. They
share of love of fabric, sewing and quilting and you can find their hands in almost
every aspect of quilting.
Barb and Mary both live in Phoenix, Arizona, with
their families and they see each other almost every day.
became interested in quilting in 1976. Because there were very few quilt shops
at that time, she was self-taught - with varying results! Her education and background
in interior design and textiles were helpful as her interest in quilting grew.
1989, Cyndi and her husband, Jim, bought the Country Quilt Shop located in Montgomeryville,
Pennsylvania. They owned the shop for 11 years, during which time it was selected
as one of the top 10 quilt shops by American Patchwork & Quilting magazine
in 1999. They live in Philadelphia suburb of Audubon, Pennsylvania and their family
includes four grown children and two grandchildren.
Mary Hickey has
been a best-selling author, a teacher, and an influential leader in the quilting
world for almost 30 years. Her primary goal is to create projects and write instructions
that enable quiltmakers to create beautiful, traditional-style quilts that look
complex, artistic and stunning but that are fun and easy to make.
in the northwestern coastal area of Washington State where she thoroughly enjoys
her family, especially her granddaughters, Audrey and Ava.
is a quilt designer, teacher and author, She teaches quilting at regional quilt
shops. Tammy's favorite quilting topic is color! She carefully chooses just the
right color combination for each individual quilt Many of her quilts have been
published in national quilting magazines and calendars.
A view of the San
Francisco Peaks from her sewing room studio in Flagstaff, Arizona also provides
inspiration and encourages reflection. She lives with her husband, Dave and daughter,
Tricia Lund lives with her husband, Luther, in Seattle where
they love to spend time gardening together or taking their Irish wolfhounds. An
avid quilter for 25 years, Tricia teaches quilting classes and is a Master Gardener
Judy Pollard has been quilting for the last 25 years.
During this time she has made many baby quilts for friends, family and church
members. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Frank. They also spend time in
Phoenix with their grandchild and his family.
Nancy Mahoney is an
author, teacher, fabric designer and award-winning quiltmaker who has enjoyed
making quilts for more than 20 years. Almost entirely self-taught, Nancy continues
to explore new ways to combine traditional blocks and updated techniques to create
quilts that are fun and easy to make.
Nancy lives in Florida with her life
partner of more than 30 years, Tom and their umbrella cockatoo, Prince.
Figueroa feels that quilting is a perfect combination or art and practicality.
Joanna's quilts utilize a patchwork design that shows off the fabric and color.
She believes that any mood can be communicated through a well-chosen palette of
color, pattern and texture.
Joanna and her husband, Eric, and three kids
are her inspiration.
Lisa Quan, Joanna's coauthor, loved crocheting
as a child, but also was intrigued with knitting, tatting and embroidery. In high
school when took her first hand quilting class she found her true love.
has two young adult daughters and her husband and she enjoys traveling, spending
time with family and friends, knitting and crocheting.
Peterson while working in a quilt shop garnered a solid foundation in quiltmaking
and after learning the basics she began running a long-arm quilting business.
Heather lives with her husband, Joel, in Spicer, Minnesota
opened Quilting in the Country in 1991, fulfilling a lifelong dram to have her
own quilt shop. In 1998 , quilting in the Country was named one of the top 10
quilt shops by American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. She has designed many
of her own unique quilt patterns and has written a book on hosting quilt retreats
as well as authored four of her own cookbooks. Jane lives with her husband, Bill,
in Boseman, Montana.
Cynthia LaBlanc Regone started quilting in 1981
and within 10 years was producing award-winning quilts, She lectures, teaches,
and judges quilt shows.
She was born in the heart of Cajun country in Lafayette,
Louisiana. She and her husband have three children.
creates quilts that grace galleries and private collections. A patchwork quilt
in a magazine inspired Laurie to take up quilting at the age of 14. Laurie lives
with her husband, Bill, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They share their home with a happy
menagerie of three cats and a dog.
Table of Contents
|Geese in the Air||17|
|A Glorious Trip||71|
|Echoing Squares ||87|
|Cherry Vanilla ||91|
|About the Contributors||120|
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