Today is two weeks until my new book, Modern Log Cabin Quilting, comes out, so I thought I’d share a few quilt-related updates today in honor of that mini-milestone! First, my publisher, Potter Craft, invited me to write a guest post for this month’s issue of CrafterNews, which came out today.
I love log cabin quilts, from the gorgeous antiques hanging in museums to vintage finds discovered at flea markets, to the modern quilts I have made for my family and home. Log cabin quilting is such an intuitive and inviting way to quilt (artfully piecing strips of fabric around a center square to create a simple but very meaningful finished project), and it is as fresh now as when the method was pioneered nearly two hundred years ago.
…and how inspiring the lovely Portland Modern Quilt Guild and other wonderful online and in-person craft swaps and quilting bees have been in my creative life. You can see a few quilt and patchwork photos from the book (including my favorite, Bright Furrows, which I made for my son Everett!),
I’ve been adding lots more content to my book website, modernlogcabinquilting.com (with more to come on publication day, March 22) – especially my book events page. Please check it out if you’re interested in coming by any of the events in Portland, the Bay Area, and Sisters (!) and I’d love to say hi and stitch up a log cabin block with you. The first event is Saturday, April 2 at the lovely Modern Domestic here in town.
We’ll be piecing quilt blocks with a little kit I’m making up from my fabric stash, checking out book projects, and having treats from 5 to 6 pm, and then there’s an open sewing night from 6 to 9 that I’m totally looking forward to, too. (I got to sew on a Bernina 440QE there last night during our teacher training and it’s just a lovely machine – I’m bringing some projects to work on for sure!). The very next day (Sunday, April 3rd) is my Powell’s event at 4 pm – I think it will be a super fun weekend!
The rest of my events and classes are listed right here, and I’ll be adding more over the next few weeks.
Last – I just got my Pinterest invite and it’s been super fun to play around with! I’ve only made one board so far (quilts I love) but as soon as I have more free time to play with crafty photos, I have a bunch more in mind. Let’s be friends over there if you want to!