Author(s): Debbie Grifka
A line is any shape distilled to its most basic form - a minimalist composition. The chapters of Line|Outline will guide quilters in an exploration of the beauty of the line beginning with pure lines, through the outlines of various shapes and, finally, to lines that form pictures. Each of the five chapters includes two to three larger projects and one small project. Both solid and print fabrics will be used.
After sewing since I was a young girl, I began quilting about twelve years ago. I experimented with many different quilting styles until I discovered the minimalism and negative space of modern quilting suited me perfectly. I began designing quilt patterns and blogging in 2009. I currently have 19 patterns on the market and am represented by four different distributors. I have vended at International Quilt Market since spring of 2013. To date, I have had ten quilts published in Interweave magazines including Quilting Arts Gifts, Stitch and Modern Patchwork (one on the cover). My quilt, Crosswalk, was included in Quilter's Newsletter's Best Modern Quilts 2013 and another of my quilts will be included in QN's Best Christmas Quilts later this year. I appeared in four episodes of Quilting Arts TV series 1200. My quilt, Ephemeral Elegance, won first place in its category at the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, KY in 2011. The same quilt was displayed at Quilts Inc's Houston show in 2012. Think Positive is traveling with the American Quilter's Society's Modern Quilt Challenge during 2013 and 2014. I love to teach quilters as well and have been fortunate to teach with the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo during this past year and for several quilt guilds, including the guild I joined when I first started quilting. I was also one of the teachers at the first QuiltCon (by the Modern Quilt Guild) in 2013. I have contributed to: Sew Gifts! by Martingale, pub 2013 Fun Sized Quilts by Martingale, due out July, 2014 I will be contributing a bias applique design to a book in progress by Casey York and Stash Books, planned publication date is Spring 2016.