Named as one of the top books for 2017 by Library Journal, Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide To Turning Beloved Fabrics into Personal Patchwork is a primer for making the quilts for that celebrate our family, memories, and special moments in our lives. Of all the quilts I have made, the ones that were made from special pieces- a loved ones’ clothing, a favorite vintage fabric, a lush floral print that reminded me of my grandmother- are the ones that I truly cherish. The memories they evoke, and the stories they tell, become quilts that have souls. Quilts that are meant to be out in our homes and used every day. To make us smile and keep us warm, literally and metaphorically. I wrote a little blog post about the beginning seeds of this book.
The pages include 21 unique projects made with vintage, upcycled, and collected fabrics. The projects are specifically designed to showcase these fabrics, and are geared towards both the first-time quilter, as well as the seasoned quilter looking for new inspiration. All the projects are beautifully photographed by Stephanie Congdon Barnes of 3191, with a forward written by Denyse Schmidt. The pages of this book were made with love, and I hope you love it!
Wise Craft Quilts is a guide for quilts you love with favorite fabrics, no matter if you have never made a quilt in your life, or have made many. A few simple tools and a vision of what you want to make are all you need to get started. Grab your favorite fabrics (whether newly purchased, or pulled from the attic, doesn’t matter!) and you’ll be on your way!