Applique tip from Linda Roy

Wrapping up my chat with Linda Roy about Vintage Button Bouquet, I thought info about the idiosyncrasies of how Linda does things would be helpful.      Jan: So, Linda, do you have any tips for us?     Linda: Sure. I can tell you that I premake components for my quilt and do so whenever possible.…

Inspired by Grandma

With over 70 Sunbonnet Sue books currently listed on Amazon.com (including out-of-print titles selling for hundreds of dollars) plus countless stories, patterns, articles, and websites devoted exclusively to her, Sue has remained incredibly popular since her creation around 1900 by artist and illustrator Bertha Corbett. For a fascinating insight into Bertha’s life, be sure to read the…

The Missing Man Contest

A fun contest based on an article in the February issue, “Behind the scenes at the museum.” The museum is the American Folk Art Museum and the man is “missing” from the Bird of Paradise quilt top made 1858-1863. Why are we saying there is a man missing from the quilt? Because the families that…