Sew + Quilt in my Etsy shop, + in the Oregonian! November 10, 2020

I am very happy to share that I just put signed copies of my newest book Sew + Quilt for sale in my Etsy shop. Sew + Quilt is my favorite book I’ve ever written and I hope it inspires you, or a friend or family member, to try something new!

I wanted to share a few of my favorite projects from the book! Clockwise from the top in the photos above: Birthday mini; Flying in Pairs; Sunlight baby quilt and several pillows and minis; my sketchbook with all my book sewing and quilting; Floating Crosses; and my Joys and Sorrows wedding quilt.

If you’d like a copy of Sew + Quilt personalized to you or to someone special as a gift, please let me know and I’d be glad to write a message. Just click “add your personalization” (which I highlighted above with a few colorful stars!) and type in the name or special dedication you’d like in the drop-down menu. If you’d like to share more details on personalizing the book, please message me or write a note to seller on Etsy. Media mail shipping in the U.S. is included at no charge.

I was very honored that my Floating Crosses from Sew + Quilt was also included in “A Stitch in Time,” an absolutely wonderful article about Oregon quilt history and makers’ creativity in the Oregonian recently, as part of Portland Textile Month. Thank you to my friend MaryLou for sending me a paper copy so I could see it in print, which was lovely! You can read the entire article here (as a PDF):

Thank you so much to Mims Copeland and Janet Eastman for including my quilt in such a special feature! I was very humbled to have my work shown alongside the story of the incredible Afro-American Bicentennial Heritage Quilt, made by Jeanette Gates and 14 other Black women artists in Portland over several years in the 1970s.

Finished for the Bicentennial celebrations in 1976, the quilt “reflects 500 years of America’s Black history not seen in textbooks,” as historian Mary Bywater Cross describes. This stunning 30-block collaborative quilt, a piece of living history, is now in the permanent collection of the Oregon Historical Society. After it was stolen and found damaged by rain last month, it is being carefully restored by textile conservationists. It will be a joy to see it displayed in the museum again.