Quilters Newsletter December 2011/January 2012
It is holiday time again and Quilters Newsletter is giving you many gifts of news, history, techniques and patterns – you're sure to find the perfect present or project tucked inside. We pay tribute to Jean Ray Laury, who leaves a legacy of inspiration in her quilts and writing. Our Readers' Quilt Show looks at the interaction of time, personal history and memory through the Studio Art Quilt Associates "Sightlines" exhibit. Learn how Deborah Kemball envisioned then created Jewelled Garden, this month's breathtaking cover quilt. We continue our 300 Words about Quilting; four QN readers share their stories about quilts and military service. Our Meetin' Place artist Dr. Michele David talks about inspiration and healing, and her belief that quilting and health go hand in hand. Pam Rocco's Rag Rug Workshop on improvisational piecing will inspire you.
Chase away the winter blues with patterns like Christmas Wreaths by Jan Vaine, Deck the Holly by Beth Ferrier and Tomato Soup and Crackers by Nancy Breland. As promised, we bring you the complete pattern for Rachel Wetzler's luminous Tropical Radiance, the October/November 2011 cover quilt.