Author(s): Katie Blakesley
Vintage Quilt Revival is a resource for quilters of any age or style who love to use today's modern colors and fabrics. With fresh quilt layouts, detailed instructions on foundation piecing, and a wide variety of traditional blocks and modern projects, Vintage Quilt Revival is at the forefront of the burgeoning interest in the "traditional-made-modern" movement. Join the authors and make 20 traditional quilt blocks. Use them to sew a sampler quilt or explore the authors' tips and modifications for making the blocks fresh and appealing and use them to create quilts with a modern flair. Projects range from full-size quilts to a pillow, table runner, bag, and zipper pouch. Learn bits of quilting history throughout the book and see design tips on how to take traditional quilt blocks and piecing techniques and give them a modern spin. If you're already knowledgeable about piecing, basting, quilting, and binding, this book is an essential addition to your library.
Katie Clark Blakesley (www.swimbikequilt.com) is an avid quilter who also enjoys triathlon, reading, and lazy summer days. She is a co-author of Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks. Katie is pleased to see the sharp uptake of interest in vintage quilts and blocks by modern quilters, and often combines both traditional and improvisation piecing in her work. Katie's work can be found in Quilty magazine, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, the Moda Bake Shop, Fat Quarterly, and her blog, Swim, Bike, Quilt. She hopes you will join her in making quilts for kids in your community each summer as part of the annual 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive. She is the past president of the DC Modern Quilt Guild and active in the local and online quilting and sewing communities. Lee Heinrich has been quilting and sewing for nearly 5 years, and blogging about it for a little over a year. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband and two daughters. Lee's quilts and other sewing projects have been featured in several magazines. Faith Jones lives and blogs in Chicago with her family, and has been sewing over 20 years. She began quilting in 2009. Through social media she has created an online following that generates over 200,000 page views a month on her blog. Her patterns can be found in several publications.