It's the ultimate show-and-tell! The editors of American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts and More, and AllPeopleQuilt.com are sharing their stories in fabric. Read our stories then make a 9x12" quilt and tell us your story.
Jill Mead, Editor, Quilts and More
I Am a Quilter and my story in fabric is just like me. I like to play with colors that make me feel good. And, I like to develop simplified designs that allow the fabrics to be the “star.” The fabrics in the strip represent important people and events in my life. A broccoli-print fabric is for my Dad who was, before his retirement, the world’s largest broccoli grower. The gingko fabric is for my husband, Steve. Always the botanist, he continually reminded me that the gingko leaf I loved for its wonderful shape came not from trees but from angiosperms...a little known fact.
Kaffe Fassett prints are all from my sister’s quilt shop...Kaffe grew up in the same part of California where I did. His colors and patterns appeal to my inner soul. Some of the fabrics were hand dyed by my son, Peter, and his wife, Amber. Other batiks are from my ever-growing stash. I’ve never met a batik I didn’t like. Many of these batiks have been used in other quilts I’ve made for my grandchildren. The scraps are too precious not to save.