The family that reads together...
photo by Rana O'Connor
Eric Woolf at Fons and Porter emailed today to ask if I would write a review of their Log Cabin Quilt e-book. Shortly, the book
was in my inbox ready for download. My first impression was wow, beautiful
pictures and great colors! The cover showcases three patterns. One is sure
to grab your eye.Titled Build Your Best Log Cabin, the book features antique log cabin quilts from Sara Miller’s
collection alongside modern quilt patterns for each of three log cabin block
variations: Traditional, Courthouse Steps, and Chevron. There’s loads of technical information as well—cutting
charts for each block style to take the guesswork out of designing your own quilt, side bars with
tips and tricks, and instructions for special binding finishes. I would have
liked a side bar on Sara Miller who collected the antique eye candy quilts
pictured. Download the book just to see the antiques, even if you have no plans
to make your own log cabin quilt—you might be inspired! Here’s the link: Build your Best Log Cabin
I discovered a passion for quilting in 1996, and have had at least one quilt in process since then. In addition to numerous quilts for family and friends, I began entering quilts in shows in 2000, and was thrilled when my first entry won a blue ribbon!
Having won honors both in Maine and nationally, my focus now is primarily on art quilts.
I occasionally take commissions, ranging from one-of-a-kind baby quilts to collaborative art quilts, and teach a variety of classes.
Maine Quilts, Augusta, ME
World Quilts New England, Manchester, NH
Art Quilts Maine exhibit, Saco Museum, Saco, ME
Road to California,Ontario, CA
Northeast Quilts Unlimited,Old Forge, New York
American Quilter's Society, Des Moines, IA and Grand Rapids, MI