Published again! Quilt Essential

Hi all!  I can’t believe I haven’t had time to blog about this yet, but I have been published again!   This time in the new book Quilt Essential:  a Visual Directory of Contemporary Patterns, Fabrics and Color by Erin Burke Harris, part of C&T’s “Stash Books” series.  If you are new to quilting and want an overview book, this one is a good one.  It has a very “Quilt Modern” feel to it:  fresh, airy, not fussy, and covers a lot of basics.

The cover of Quilt Essential

The cover of Quilt Essential

I was thrilled when I was invited to submit some quilts for consideration, and even more thrilled when I received a copy and learned I was in the book three times!

My Haleakala Sunrise pattern (available here in my shop and also at Pacific Rim Quilt Company, a great resource for Hawaiian and applique patterns)

My Haleakala Sunrise quilts ( pattern available here in my shop and also at Pacific Rim Quilt Company, a great resource for Hawaiian and applique patterns) are both featured on the opening pages for the Hawaiian Quilts Section (mine are the blue-yellow and red-green).

The book is divided into four major sections:

  • 1.  Fabrics:  covers types of fabrics, yardage and measuring, and caring for fabrics.
  • 2.  Colors:  color theory, and matching fabrics and colors.
  • 3.  Designs:  Shapes, quilt blocks, block layouts and settings, styles and arrangements, sashing and borders, embellishment.
  • 4.  Assembling:  piecing, quilt sandwiching, quilting methods, bindings.

The book includes profiles of well-known quilters as well as works by other quilters (including me!).  Here’s a couple more photos:

My Koi quilt is in the art Quilt section (detail, bottom left, where I'm thrilled to share a page with Lura Schwartz Smith-no relation).

My Koi quilt is in the Pictorial Quilt section (detail, bottom left, where I’m thrilled to share a page with Lura Schwartz Smith-no relation).

A big detail shot of The Tide is Hire, my pieced, appliqued and beaded quilt which is in the International Quilt Festival Collection (!!!!).

A big detail shot of The Tide is Hire, my pieced, appliqued and beaded quilt which is in the International Quilt Festival Collection (!!!!).

If you know of anyone who is beginning their quilt journey or just wants a good single overview book with a fresh feel to it, this book would be just the thing!  Thank you Erin for including me!

7 Responses to “Published again! Quilt Essential”

  1. Susan Dunne-Lederhaas Says:

    Wow…isn’t that wonderful.. Be proud of yourself..

  2. Teri Lucas Terificreations Says:

    Seeing our work published is so very cool Congrats Sarah!

  3. Donalee Kennedy Says:

    Wow.. looks beautiful! You are so talented.

  4. Jan Bain Says:

    Congratulations Sarah, looks lovely – you should be very proud.

  5. Dorothy Karman Says:

    Congratulations! Wacko! Wacko!!

  6. vicki miller Says:

    Congratulations!

  7. Jacquie Scuitto Says:

    How wonderful! I see where Eli gets his successful ways!