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