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|Quilts in a Children's Book: The making of PIECES: a Year in Poems and Quilts
Read the article published by AQS in American Quilter, Winter 2002.
Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts is my fiftieth book for children, but the first in which I used fabric
as my medium. Although my aunt, Frances Putman, made many quilts for baby
and wedding gifts, the first one in the family to do quilting for quilting
sake was my cousin, Karen Stanforth, born the same year I was. She inspired
her mother, my mom's sister, Esther Morris. Aunt Esther got Mom started, and
she passed it on to me. Another aunt, Betty Putman, who recently succumbed
to breast cancer, was also an avid quilter, and Uncle Bob often accompanied
the group to quilt shows and shops, offered opinions, and cut templates, so
quilting is very much a family affair.
Patterns for three of the quilts from Pieces are available below. A pattern for "To Each His Own" is in Miniature Quilts, Issue No. 52.
|My second book illustrated with fabric, all appliqué this time, is now avaliable.
Whistling is a lovely story written by my friend Elizabeth Partridge
, about a father and child, camping in the forest, who wake before dawn to
welcome the day in a special way. Mickey Lawler's wonderful hand-painted
Skydyes TM helped immensely to
create a breathtaking early morning sky. I also found the appliquéd
landscapes of Jo Diggs inspiring, and took a workshop with her because I
so love her use of light.
How I Illustrated Whistling
Winter Lights: A Season in Poems and Quilts,was published in 2005. The poems and quilts in this book explore the warm and playful lights that cheer us during the dark season of the year. The fifteen quilts in this book have taken me two and half years to finish and are done with the twisted log cabin, bargello, strip piecing and appliqué.
|Peaceful Pieces is another ccombination of quilts and poems, this time about a subject near and dear to my heart...peace. The poems cover everything from inner peace, to peace within families and friends, to world peace.|
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