I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Scrappy maple leafs, pretty pumpkins, and a perky turkey add up to Thanksgiving fun in this holiday wall hanging/banner. It combines pieced and appliqued blocks (fusible applique recommended) for the best of both worlds. For the tail feathers, take your pick from two options: Use ready-made "poly-silk" leaves as shown in the sample quilt; or substitute appliqued fabric feathers, choosing from leaf shapes or more primitive feather shapes. Full-size templates for all appliques are included in the fully illustrated 13-page pattern. Use up scraps and fabrics from your stash for this Thanksgiving project to use throughout the autumn season.