To kick off the week, I have a fun photo of a big group of quilters and their copies of the book Quilts in the Attic: Uncovering the Hidden Stories of the Quilts We Love, taken at a recent book signing with author Karen Musgrave.
More about the Voyageur Press book they are holding in their hot little hands:
As both history and art, quilts help express the human experience and can lead quilters to discoveries about themselves, about the past, and about artistic creation as a whole. This book features 30 heartwarming stories of great quilt discoveries—from bidding on a breathtaking quilt at an estate auction in Virginia to uncovering a little-known art form in France to finding and repairing a priceless heirloom quilt that had been used, neglected, and damaged, these stories from everyday stitchers and well-known quilters alike reveal the mystery and meaning of the quilts we love.
Karen Musgrave is a quiltmaker, mask maker, teacher, speaker, writer, and curator. For more than ten years, she has been forging a connection between American quiltmaking and other cultures. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in many private collections. She lives in Naperville, Illinois.
And now onto some craftastic links:
Aileen shows you how to create a unique journal from a Trader Joe flyer.
Cherie creates a glass garden sculpture with solar lights.
Crafty Princess Diaries
The princess takes a look at Peter Pan—that is, Peter Pan yarns.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter
The Artful Crafter is having a card party! All are welcome. Link up and share your creations at Card Party Central.
Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi gets to visit the famous Kimura Fabrics...on the big island of Hawai'i!
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Learn how to transform a plain tank top for 4th of July with Simply Spray fabric paint.
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