What a treat--while I was gone two new books appeared at my house.
500 Traditional Quilts, Juried by Karey Patterson Bresenhan. A stunning collection of amazing quilts! Some are familiar because they've won major prizes in international competition. Some are very recently made, some more than 20 years old. Some are clearly traditional, some you really have to look to see the traditional connection. Some were made by quilters with international reputations, some are just us plain folk, making quilts for our family and friends and because it's our passion. I am so humbled to be included in this company of quiltmakers!
Handfuls of Scraps, Pieced into Amazing Quilts, the latest book just out by Edyta Sitar. I spoke with her at Spring Market in Pittsburgh and was thrilled that she sent me her book. It includes photos of 36 antique quilts and has 15 scrappy quilt patterns. Here are a few of my favorites:
While I own more than a few books and it's probably time to declutter the shelves a little, these two are real keepers and ones I will refer to frequently when I want inspiration for what's next.
I hope you will look for these and see if you, too, have to add them to your library.