Time for a book review and more photos from Quilt Market!
(this post was started 4 days ago...hmmmm...perhaps it needed to marinate)
Reasons For Quilts and I am in love with it. Don't fret...I also got one to give away too (you know I wouldn't forget about you!).
This is how Reasons for Quilts begins...
(written with permission of the author)Life Beneath The ThreadsEvery quilt is a piece of art-but the true art lies among it's layers. Deep beneath the colors and patterns are the meanings that embrace the fabric of our lives. through cutting, assembling, and painstaking stitching, we dream of our quilts in their finished form. Yet the true beauty lies in the making of quilts. In the hundreds of pieces that teach us patience; in mistakes that make us a bit more humble; and through setbacks that spur even greater resolve, quilting both reflects and shapes our being."
For every quilt, there is a reason
- TO VALIDATE OURSELVES
- TO HONOR MILESTONES
- TO HONOR FRIENDSHIPS AND CLOSE COMMUNITY
- TO RECOGNIZE THE HUMAN CONDITION
- TO CREATE A MEANS FOR GIVING BACK
- TO MARK IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL OCCASIONS
- TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE AWE IN EVERY DAY
- TO CONTINUE A MUCH AMERICAN TRADITION
Any surprise I'm so drawn to Edyta's work? Edyta embraces and emphasizes addresses human connectedness and reasons why we are drawn to quilt. The more depth and meaning...the more attracted I become to a persons work.
These are photos of Laundry Basket Quilts booth at Quilt Market in Houston, 2011.
If you just like to piece...Edyta has a pattern for you....if you like applique....Edyta has a pattern for you and if you like machine embroidery...Edyta has that too!!
I absolutely love the smaller quilt and the machine embroidery quilt behind it. I have taken close ups of both...
Edyta's batiks (Moda Fabrics) are absolutely beautiful.
This cornucopia is just stunning isn't it?
You know I couldn't overlook her Aurfil Thread Collection (Can you believe I didn't even try to take it? That is self restraint at it's best!!)
or her lovely quilts under her patterns....such a beautiful booth.
This is the close up...or closer up of one of my favorites....I'd love to have a quilt like this to snuggle with at night...and I'd love for all the scrap pieces to come from my friends...wouldn't that be so special?
These are close ups of Elegant Garden Machine Embroidery CD by Edyta Sitar.
Back to Edyta's latest book....Reasons For Quilts
There was a very long line to get an autographed copy of Reasons For Quilts. I arrived early and the line was already wrapped around the corner.
Edyta has written the stories behind many of her quilts and she has added quilts from her family as well. The stories and photos are beautiful, inspiring, and meaningful...such a treasure. There is also a bonus CD included in the book with 9 of Edyta's quilt patterns...can you say BONUS! That is a bonus :)
I am thrilled to have a copy to give to an IHAN blog follower. I know who ever wins this book will be thrilled. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and share one reason you have made a quilt...just one....so easy! On Friday, December 9th I'll let the Random Number Generator choose a comment and I'll announce the winner.
THANK YOU Edyta for the books and for giving your permission so I could include some of your beautiful words in my blog post!