In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...
In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the cover quilt, Quilter's Newsletter January 1999.
Although I have been playing with fabrics and threads since childhood, I didn't make my first quilt until 1969, but by 1982 quilting became my passion. I have had several years of in-depth study of quilt history, design and techniques with some very traditional and non-traditional quilt teachers.
Since then one of my quilts won an Honorable Mention at the American Quilt Society in Paducah, KY and have had eight quilts juried into American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, KY and four into the International Quilt Assn in Houston, TX.
I also have numerous patterns and books published, as well as teaching quilt classes on line at Quilt University. The book "A Thread Runs Through It," is based on my one woman play, which has been wonderful to present to guilds.
My website keeps me busy too. For over ten years I have been presenting an Applique Block of the Month at http://bdieges.com.
This Mystery series has six clues and instructions the quilt assembly, each month for six months a clue will be given to make the different patches for the quilt. The assembly will be presented in the seventh month. There are six sizes from which you can choose, lapsize to kingsize, all include a pieced border. Each size uses the same clues, except that the larger the quilt the more patches are needed. The clues are made using my Sewfasst(r) techniques, that involve cutting only squares and rectangles. These are sewn, diced, sliced and resewn to achieve the needed patch. A wide unpieced border can be added to the pieced center to enlarge the quilt. To see my previous Mystery Quilts go to this page on my website:
Copyright bdieges designs(c)2013. All rights reserved. You are welcome to make quilts from these patterns for yourself or as gifts. Please, I ask you NOT to photocopy, reproduce in any way, using any means or market the patterns with the intent to sell or to share. Please do not give copies of the patterns to your friends. Send them here to purchase their own pattern. If you aren't sure, email me and ask. Let's keep the creative spirit of crafting alive, and give credit where credit is due.