Quilt Any Good Books Lately?

  
Even art quilters like sampler quilts! Particularly when done in small doses in between projects.  One such quilt was inspired by a terrific book my husband gave me for my birthday (he has a way of finding these books before I even hear about them :)), Hobo Quilts by Debra Henniger.  If you have not seen this one, I encourage you to take a look.

Some months later, my local quilt shop featured a class by the author…and offered layer cakes of period-appropriate fabric.  Debra tells some wonderful stories about the research that led to this terrific book.

I did a few squares at a time over the course of a year…and finally got my quilt onto the longarm.  Sampler quilts are a fantastic way to try different fill patterns in each square…

  
…and teach you how to deal with borders when you have done SO much quilting in the center that they resemble skirts ๐Ÿ˜ณ…

  
…which can begin a love affair with pebbling ๐Ÿ˜‰…

  
I am currently working my way through Tula Pink’s City Block book, and expect I’ll be finished by 2020 ๐Ÿ™„.  For now, you might want to check out Debra’s marvelous book:

  
 

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Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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