Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Two New Tile Quilts

I've recently come across two new tile quilts that were inspired from our book, Tile Quilt Revival.

The first was spotted at the recent Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival (MAQF) by two of my friends from Williamsburg, Virginia who recognized its source and were nice enough to send along photos.  Thanks, Barbara and Nan!

Misty Cole of Maryland made this quilt and entered it in the Baltimore Applique Society's exhibit at MAQF.  Misty used blocks from both Lotus and Starry Orange Peel and added her own block and border designs.  It appears she included some of the original Lotus fabric by Amy Butler, the large daisies, and similar fabric motifs in the quilt. Nice, work, Misty!
Misty has a blog:

And a plug for the Baltimore Applique Society.  I'm a member of this organization because I want to support the work they do in promoting applique but mostly their work to support museum quilt collections.  Even though I've never attended a meeting, they have a terrific newsletter with detailed reports of their meetings including the speakers with lots of photos.  Here's a link to their website.

Another tile quilt was spotted at a recent quilt show in Palm Springs, California and the photo made it's way to Carol and to me.  The maker's name is on the label but I can't make it out.  My apologies!  It is quite a nice example of the Lotus quilt.

I've just learned the maker's name, Karen Howes of the Cactus Sew-Ables in Yucca Valley, CA.  Thanks Sharleen for passing along the information.

I love seeing how quilters have been inspired by our book!

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