Hello and welcome to the first Make It Simpler Newsletter. While anticipating Hurricane Irene in Manhattan, I am sending this to anyone who has sent an email to me, taken a class with me or asked to receive it, a happily wide net. It's been a busy quilting summer and I hope you'll continue reading on for some exciting news. If you prefer to unsubscribe, you may do so through the link at the bottom and know I wish you continued enjoyment in your quilting pursuits.
I'm actually writing to alert you keep an eye out for a fantastic, fun "freebie" coming in my next newsletter, to be emailed on Labor Day.
It will contain a link to enable you to watch online Alex Anderson & Ricky Tim's "The Quilt Show" free of charge during September 5th - 11th. I had the good fortune of being a featured guest on Episode #905, demonstrating several time-saving techniques used to create the quilts found in my latest book, Rotary Cutting Revolution.
Having twice been a guest of Alex's years ago it was fun to reconnect while experiencing a superb new live show format. Alex and Ricky have great chemistry and create such a warm, relaxed environment for their guests that I felt like I was simply demonstrating to an intimate group of friends rather than being filmed for an internet series. Here is the behind-the-scenes slideshow
The September/October Quiltmaker magazine includes my Super-Sized Square on Point quilt pattern, especially suited for community quilt endeavors because of its streamlined construction.
One rotary cutter slice through each of two different 40" squares of fabric results in ten patches, all that's needed to sew one pair of 37" square baby quilts. I demonstrated it and other rotary techniques last month in Long Beach at the International Quilt Festival Theater.
Photo courtesy the International Quilt Festival
The Super-Sized Square-on-Point is a companion to guild favorite, Super-Sized Nine Patch.This Quilty Pleasures blog currently links to two complimentary pattern PDF downloads.