Category Archives: Block of the Month
During the release of the center-medallion block, Cupid’s Dart – Block #13, featured in this year’s “Rubies, Diamonds and Garnets, Too” block-of-the-month project, we learned that our author had used a variation of the Mexican Pinwheel block originally designed by … Continue reading
We are so excited about our Block of the Month project for 2012 – The Spirit of Sacagawea: A Textile Tribute to an American Heroine by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson. This quilt is a mixture of piecing and … Continue reading
Here we are with another book giveaway – this time for Faithful and Devoted: To My Adelaide – A Quilted Love Story by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth. This is our 2011 block of the month project … Continue reading
We all made it back safe and sound from Quilt Market. I believe the only casualties we suffered were Merilee’s bumper, Doug’s foot (from dropping a box of books on it), and Edie’s and my health (she had bronchitis and I had a cold the entire Market). So all in all, pretty successful!
I promised in a blog post awhile back that I would announce the 2009 block-of-the-month project after we returned from Market. Well, we’re back, so now’s the time!
The Star’s 2009 Block-of-the-Month project is… [Drum roll, please.]…“Women of Influence” by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth in Mexico, MO.
We are very excited about this project, for many reasons. It is a mixture of piecing and appliqué, and is offered in two colorways. Also, we have partnered with Marcus Fabrics. Marcus is offering the exact fabric that Sarah and Dolores are using in the quilts, and the border fabric was designed exclusively for this project.
This early album-style quilt pays homage to Reverend George C. Warvel of Eastern Ohio, an early circuit rider. It was in appreciation of his efforts that women from his circuit joined together in 1862 to make a presentation quilt for him when he relocated. The original quilt, now housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, includes 42 appliquéd, album-style blocks, each lovingly inscribed by the maker.
In this new book, quilt instructor and author Jenifer Dick, shows you how to recreate this 19th Century treasure. In addition, you’ll find original patterns for other quilts and smaller projects with ideas to make your own unique 21st Century quilts based on these beautiful and timeless blocks.
This book was The Star‘s 2008 block of the month project.