Diana’s sampler quilt

On a visit to Diana McClun’s studio, she pulled out the sampler quilt she made with Pop Rox while teaching a class on beginning samplers–from her and Laura Nownes‘ book Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, chapter12.  It combines a variety of beginning sampler blocks that you can compose onto any configuration you want and the book gives 4 samples of compositions if you don’t want to design your own.  This one is a fifth.  I’ll have to try one some day!

She let me borrow it to take photos to show you so here it is!

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part Four

And more quilts from the Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition:

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox 

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox

Inspiration Is Where You Find It by Sally V. Houston, quilted by Sue Fox

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Finalement by Lark Stratton

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Solar Power by Lynn Crook. Pattern by Pam Rocco.

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

Ignition by Nancy Bardach

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Color Play by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed. Inspired by a pattern by Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Color Play by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed.  Inspired by a pattern by Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Color Play by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed. Inspired by a pattern by Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Makawao by Gay Nichols, quilted by New Pieces

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O'Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O’Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O'Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Cold Water in Canyonland by Karen O’Rourke, from the Kilim design by Kaffe Fassett

Nanay's Stars by Joel Ignacio

Nanay’s Stars by Joel Ignacio

Nanay's Stars by Joel Ignacio

Nanay’s Stars by Joel Ignacio

Not Your Grandmother's Yoyo's by Diana Berry

Not Your Grandmother’s Yoyo’s by Diana Berry

Not Your Grandmother's Yoyo's by Diana Berry

Not Your Grandmother’s Yoyo’s by Diana Berry

 

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Fans by Patricia Bruvry

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

Whirled Birds and Butterflies by Lissa Miner, quilted by Kathy Ritter

The Original Scrap-Bag™ in Pop Rox

I was pretty happy when Jamie Kalvestran sent me photos of Pop Rox on her popular Original Scrap-bag™ pattern.  I LOVE her bags.  Jamie is an experienced product designer as well as a sewing pattern designer and print pattern designer.  AND she blogs. There is her print & pattern design blog, A Pattern a Day, her sewing pattern blog, Scrap-bags, and Small Town Gardens. Her patterns can be found in independent quilt stores or you can always get a downloadable pdf through Jamie here.

Take a look at this Original Scrap-bag™ with Pop Rox, and of course I’ve picked more of her things to show you after that, including more bags and quilts, and a link to a pdf catalog to all the cool patterns for her Chickadee fabric line with Andover fabrics. Kind of to die for!

Pop Rox in The Original Scrap-bag™

Pop Rox in The Original Scrap-bag™

Pop Rox in The Original Scrap-bag™

Pop Rox in The Original Scrap-bag™

Pop Rox in The Original Scrap-bag™

Pop Rox in The Original Scrap-bag™

Super Simple Modern Quilt by Jamie Kalvestran

Super Simple Modern Quilt by Jamie Kalvestran

Buttons Bows & Yo Yo's by Jamie Kalvestran

Buttons Bows & Yo Yo’s by Jamie Kalvestran

Big Easy Tote Bag by Jamie Kalvestran

Big Easy Tote Bag by Jamie Kalvestran

The Bayport Bag by Jamie Kalvestran

The Bayport Bag by Jamie Kalvestran

 

Chickadee by Jamie Kalvestran

Chickadee by Jamie Kalvestran 

Patchwork Posse

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Continuing our Pop Rox round-up and spotlight on some amazing creative people who have played with Pop Rox, today we look at Patchwork Posse. I met Becky several years ago at The Creative Connection Event where she was a panelist and participant.  I have loved collaborating with her and see her creative business grow. Not only will you find a plethora of great tutorials and patterns for quilts, bags, dolls and stuffed animals on her site Patchwork Posse, she also has a lot of fun things going on like quilt block round robins, and lots of free stuff!

AND if you’re a plushie lover like Becky, you must check out her site PlushiePatterns.com where she collects and publishes plushie patterns.  I think what really differentiates what you will find on Patchwork Posse is the sheer diversity and originality of the projects and tutorials, AND it’s so prolific. It is literally chock full of anything you would want to do or need to know.  If you are looking for fresh ideas for small projects this is the place. It’s one stop shopping–for quilting patterns, tips and tutorials AND sewing projects as well as appliqué and embroidery. It’s kind of a magic place to visit if you own a sewing machine.

So, take a gander at project tutorials using Pop Rox on Patchwork Posse, plus of course I chose a number of other great projects and articles to show you so you can get a really good idea of the many flavors of Patchwork Posse. Have a wander over there!

 

Quilt as You Go Binder Tutorial by Patchwork Posse

Quilt as You Go Binder Tutorial by Patchwork Posse

Quilt as You Go Table Runner by Patchwork Posse

Quilt as You Go Table Runner by Patchwork Posse

 

Fabric Weaving tutorial by Patchwork Posse

Fabric Weaving tutorial by Patchwork Posse

15+ Fox Plushies by PlushiePatterns.com

15+ Fox Plushies by PlushiePatterns.com

Hexagon Quilt Patterns and free tutorials by Patchwork Posse

Hexagon Quilt Patterns and free tutorials by Patchwork Posse

50+ Fabric Bins and Baskets by Patchwork Posse

50+ Fabric Bins and Baskets by Patchwork Posse

 

Using Color in Your Quilts on PatchworkPosse.com

Using Color in Your Quilts on PatchworkPosse.com

Mitered Quilt Block Tutorial by Patchwork Posse

Mitered Quilt Block Tutorial by Patchwork Posse

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part One.

Well, I have been waiting to begin the coverage of the Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition, and I can’t wait any little longer. So we will intersperse coverage of the show with continuing coverage of the Pop Rox project round-up. The Voices in Cloth 2014 Exhibition, put on by the East Bay Heritage Quilters was at the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond waterfront near the end of March for 2 days only. A dramatic space, a bustling crowd and great local vendors added to the exhibition buzz.

There were some trends in this group of curated quilts, mostly from local northern California quilters. There were a lot of silks, linens and other than standard quilting cotton used.  There were hand-dyed fabric and batiks, and quite a bit of Asian influence. There were interesting combinations of traditional fabrics in modern quiet designs and modern fabrics in more traditional quilt designs. And many art quilts. And lots of color!

As usual, you are subject to the whim of my curatorial eye. I just take pictures of the quilts I really like. Now I am going to show you my top ten favorite quilts from the show (in no particular order) I have 60 more quilts to go so this will be a several part series.  Here are the first few and my favs, all for different reasons:

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

 

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Sassafras Lane Designs

Last project in the Pop Rox round-up for this week is the Churndash Court quilt, a new pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs. I LOVE the modern clean lines. Actually you will find that in all the Sassafras Lane quilt designs.  They are clean and fresh, but with enough detail and complexity to make them rich and interesting and true to the quilting tradition but with a modern look. And they offer their patterns as pdf OR paper pattern right from their website. They also offer great free tutorials on things like installing zippers, foundation paper-piecing and installing grommets, AND they design bags as well as quilts.  They will be showing off Churndash Court and other new quilt ensigns at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh this year.

Let’s take a look at Churndash Court in Pop Rox as well as some of their other cool patterns!  P.S.  I like their photography settings…

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Churndash Court quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Euclid Avenue quilt by Sassafras Lane Designs

Euclid Avenue quilt by Sassafras Lane Designs

The Shelby Satchel by Sassafras Lane Designs

The Shelby Satchel by Sassafras Lane Designs

Lexington lane quilt  by Sassafras Lane Designs

Lexington lane quilt by Sassafras Lane Designs

Cooper Carry-all by Sassafras Lane Designs

Cooper Carry-all by Sassafras Lane Designs

Roderick Kiracofe and Ben Venom at Stitch Modern

Well, a few weeks back we were treated to am amazing slide show presentation by artist Ben Venom, who “juxtaposes traditional handmade crafts with extreme elements found on the fringes of society” and whose “work can be described as opposing forces colliding at lightening speed”. I have to quote his website since I cannot describe it sufficiently myself.  He is an amazing energetic presenter and we were all entranced and invigorated. Unfortunately I have no pictures!  So you are going to have to click on the image below to get to his website. This is something else.  Color me inspired.

Ben Venom, photo by Margo Moritz

Ben Venom, photo by Margo Moritz

After Ben, we changed courses and were treated to a viewing of a stream of quilts from Roderick Kiracofe’s collection while he discussed them.  I got a photos of a few of them to share with you.  Amazing. Most of them were from quilter unknown, from many a decade gone by. They were priceless and Roderick’s passion for his quilt finds was palpable, as was the audience’s response! Pretty exciting to meet him and pretty scary that I know now one could actually COLLECT quilts. Oh, no, hold me back!

Roderick Kiracofe is an art and quilt collector, accomplished author, curator, and consultant. A good summary of his books and accomplishments can be found HERE (why reinvent the wheel!)  Truly a joy to see some of his collection and hear the stories behind them. Several are going to be in his new book Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000, Abrams, Autumn 2014.  Currently available by Roderick on Blurb are Quilts and Quilts 2, and on his Amazon page one can find a number his books including the amazing and well-known The American Quilt: A History of Cloth and Comfort 1750-1950 and Cloth & Comfort: Pieces of Women’s Lives from Their Quilts and Diaries.

Without further ado, take a gander at some of these finds of Rodney Kiracofe. Apologies for my less than stellar photography due to viewing circumstances, but still well worth a look I think.

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

quilt top back From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

quilt top back From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

From the collection of Roderick Kiracofe

Next up at The Plaid Portico will be curated coverage of the big show of the East bay Heritage Quilt Guild, and a project round-up for Pop Rox which is just starting to hit stores now.

The Quilts of Stitch Modern

Stitch Modern 2014, the 3rd annual quilt show of the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild is on again at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, with a packed agenda of events (til Feb 23rd!) and of course all new quilts to gawk at!  Here are the first batch I’ll share with you now. More to come…

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman

Mistakes Were Made by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Red Cross by Christine Mccargar

Red Cross by Christine McCargar

Red Cross by Christine Mccargar

Red Cross by Christine McCargar

Alexandra's Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Alexandra’s Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Alexandra's Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Alexandra’s Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Untitled by Amelia Terry

Pictures in My Head by Birgit Hottenrott

Pictures in My Head by Birgit Hottenrott

Pictures in My Head by Birgit Hottenrott

Pictures in My Head by Birgit Hottenrott

Flirty Pieces by Valerie Gibbons

Flirty Pieces by Valerie Gibbons

Flirty Pieces by Valerie Gibbons

Flirty Pieces by Valerie Gibbons

Opposing Forces by Terri Carpenter

Opposing Forces by Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox

Opposing Forces by Terri Carpenter

Opposing Forces by Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox

Grammie's Garden by Kristen Takakuwa

Grammie’s Garden by Kristen Takakuwa

Grammie's Garden by Kristen Takakuwa

Grammie’s Garden by Kristen Takakuwa

Interweave by Sue Fox

Interweave by Sue Fox

Interweave by Sue Fox

Interweave by Sue Fox

Field of Poppies by Cathy Roha

Field of Poppies by Cathy Roha

Poppy Patch for Two by Cathy Roha

Poppy Patch for Two by Cathy Roha

Untitled, Improv Blocks by Shannon Storms

Untitled, Improv Blocks by Shannon Storms

Untitled, Improv Blocks by Shannon Storms

Untitled, Improv Blocks by Shannon Storms

More Quilts from the 3rd edition of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!

I told you I would be back with more quilts from the new edition of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes.  And autographed copies are now available here.  I was lucky enough to get a preview of all the physical quilts plus see some of the photography sets. I have learned so much from my visits with Diana McClun, and it is also such an honor when they use my fabric. Diana was supposedly retiring, but everyone laughs at that as she’s been pretty busy, especially producing this new book with Laura. Laura continues their business now on her own with patterns, teaching and lecturing and the popular blog See How We Sew. She is so kind.

If you’ve been following this blog you know that I am primarily an artist and now a fabric and surface designer who licenses her art, but I have also finally been bitten by the quilting bug. To get myself started I have been doing improv quilting where I just cut up fabric and sew.  Well, not totally- I usually sketch out an abstract design. I don’t think I would even have attempted this if it wasn’t for what I have learned from Diana talking about her design considerations, color placement and the world of quilting etc.  Most importantly were the comments about quilting being about love and community.  Then I crack open one of Diana and Laura’s books, or watch one of their video’s to get a few quilting basics. And I have another design friend, Tara Faughnan, who does amazing quilts, who just looks at  me straight on when I am stewing about maybe doing this or maybe doing that and says “Just sew. Just do it.” It takes a village to get me sewing again.

Without further ado, more of the quilts from the quiltmaking “bible” Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! taken at the book signing party and here with permission of the authors.  I have my eye on a couple to make sometime in the future….

Square in a Square, by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 28 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Square in a Square, by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 28 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Square in a Square, by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 28 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Square in a Square, by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 28 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Snowball, by Diana McCLun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney p. 48 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Snowball, by Diana McCLun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney p. 48 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Snowball, by Diana McCLun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney p. 48 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Snowball, by Diana McCLun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney p. 48 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Flying Geese by Dale Fleming, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 45 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Flying Geese by Dale Fleming, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 45 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Flying Geese by Dale Fleming, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 45 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Flying Geese by Dale Fleming, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 45 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Log Cabin by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p.34 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Log Cabin by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p.34 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Log Cabin by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p.34 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Log Cabin by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p.34 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch Leftovers by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 33 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch Leftovers by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 33 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch Leftovers by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 33 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch Leftovers by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Kathy August, p. 33 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch with Alternate Blocks by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by kathy August, p. 31 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch with Alternate Blocks by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by kathy August, p. 31 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch with Alternate Blocks by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by kathy August, p. 31 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Nine-Patch with Alternate Blocks by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by kathy August, p. 31 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Somersault by Denise Killingsworth, p. 24 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Somersault by Denise Killingsworth, p. 24 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Somersault by Denise Killingsworth, p. 24 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Somersault by Denise Killingsworth, p. 24 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Times Square by Jill Schlageter, quilted by Melanie Meadows, p. 50 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Times Square by Jill Schlageter, quilted by Melanie Meadows, p. 50 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Times Square by Jill Schlageter, quilted by Melanie Meadows, p. 50 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Times Square by Jill Schlageter, quilted by Melanie Meadows, p. 50 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

1000 Pyramids by Pauline Stone Pearsall, p. 52 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

1000 Pyramids by Pauline Stone Pearsall, p. 52 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 178 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 178 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 178 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 178 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

By The Sea by Gail Abeloe, quilted by Sharon Winter, p. 37 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

By The Sea by Gail Abeloe, quilted by Sharon Winter, p. 37 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

By The Sea by Gail Abeloe, quilted by Sharon Winter, p. 37 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

By The Sea by Gail Abeloe, quilted by Sharon Winter, p. 37 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Half-Square Triangles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, p. 40 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Half-Square Triangles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, p. 40 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Half-Square Triangles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, p. 40 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Half-Square Triangles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, p. 40 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Kathy August and Joni Tremreull, p. 180 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Kathy August and Joni Tremreull, p. 180 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Kathy August and Joni Tremreull, p. 180 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Kathy August and Joni Tremreull, p. 180 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Lilac Rose by Diana McClun, for Kerby Smith, photographer of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition.  The lilac rose image is a photograph by Kerby Smith that he printed onto fabric.

Lilac Rose by Diana McClun, for Kerby Smith, photographer of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition. The lilac rose image is a photograph by Kerby Smith that he printed onto fabric.

Lilac Rose by Diana McClun, for Kerby Smith, photographer of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition.  The lilac rose image is a photograph by Kerby Smith that he printed onto fabric.

Lilac Rose by Diana McClun, for Kerby Smith, photographer of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition. The lilac rose image is a photograph by Kerby Smith that he printed onto fabric.

Beginning Sampler by Nikki Vilas, p. 182 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Nikki Vilas, p. 182 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Nikki Vilas, p. 182 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Nikki Vilas, p. 182 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Star Medallion by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, p. 86 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Star Medallion by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, p. 86 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Diana Mc Clun, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 176 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Diana Mc Clun, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 176 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Diana Mc Clun, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 176 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Beginning Sampler by Diana Mc Clun, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 176 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Sawtooth Star by Pauline Stone Pearsall, quilted by Kerry Reed, p. 56 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Sawtooth Star by Pauline Stone Pearsall, quilted by Kerry Reed, p. 56 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Sawtooth Star by Pauline Stone Pearsall, quilted by Kerry Reed, p. 56 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Sawtooth Star by Pauline Stone Pearsall, quilted by Kerry Reed, p. 56 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

All Stars Sampler by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 75 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

All Stars Sampler by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 75 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

All Stars Sampler by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 75 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

All Stars Sampler by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 75 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Chevron by Diana McClun, p. 72 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Chevron by Diana McClun, p. 72 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

It’s finally here, the new Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

What a fun book signing party. Gorgeous quilts in a garden nursery setting, with sweets galore and a couple hundred people. Celebrating the 3rd edition of the million copy best selling quilting “bible” first published 25 years, Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!! 3rd edition by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes is now out with all new quilts using modern fabrics. Stunning.

So many people have said they learned to quilt with the previous editions, maybe I will be one of the first ones to learn to quilt from the new edition…after I finish all my initial get-my-feet-wet  improv quilting projects I’ve started.

I think I got shots of all of the quilts that are in the book and some extra quilts that were being exhibited and with their permission will be showing them all here but it may take a few posts to go through them all so stay tuned.   Here are some shots of the event, and the first round quilts. Enjoy!

Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes signing books

Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes signing books

The third edition of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!

The third edition of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!

The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson

The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson
p. 62 of Quilt! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson

The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson
p. 62 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Circles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson

Circles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson
p. 70 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Circles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson

Circles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson
p. 70 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Lazy Day Quilt by Gail Abeloe

Lazy Day Quilt by Gail Abeloe
p. 26 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Lazy Day Quilt by Gail Abeloe

Lazy Day Quilt by Gail Abeloe
p. 26 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August
p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August
p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August
p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August<br />p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August
p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August<br />p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August
p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August<br />p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!

Rectangles by Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes, machine quilted by Kathy August
p. 22 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Grandmother's Flower Garden byMcClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney with fabrics by Valori Wells, p. 64 in Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Grandmother’s Flower Garden byMcClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney with fabrics by Valori Wells, p. 64 in Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Grandmother's Flower Garden byMcClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney with fabrics by Valori Wells, p. 64 in Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Grandmother’s Flower Garden byMcClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney with fabrics by Valori Wells, p. 64 in Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Spoolin' Around by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 59 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Spoolin’ Around by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 59 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Spoolin' Around by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 59 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Spoolin’ Around by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Victoria McEnerney, p. 59 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Pinwheels by Ashley Pevy, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 42 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Pinwheels by Ashley Pevy, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 42 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Pinwheels by Ashley Pevy, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 42 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Pinwheels by Ashley Pevy, quilted by Marla Monson, p. 42 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Star Light, Star Bright by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, fabric 'Terrain" by Kate Spain

Star Light, Star Bright by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, fabric ‘Terrain” by Kate Spain

Star Light, Star Bright by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, fabric 'Terrain" by Kate Spain

Star Light, Star Bright by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Marla Monson, fabric ‘Terrain” by Kate Spain

Kaleidoscope by Dawn Guglielmino, quilted by Beth Hummel, fabrics "licorice Fizz" by Carol van Zandt, p. 54 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Kaleidoscope by Dawn Guglielmino, quilted by Beth Hummel, fabrics “licorice Fizz” by Carol van Zandt, p. 54 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Kaleidoscope by Dawn Guglielmino, quilted by Beth Hummel, fabrics "licorice Fizz" by Carol van Zandt, p. 54 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition

Kaleidoscope by Dawn Guglielmino, quilted by Beth Hummel, fabrics: “licorice Fizz” by Carol Van Zandt, p. 54 of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! 3rd edition