Linda Baxter Lasco Authors Red, White & Quilted!


lascoLinda Baxter Lasco is a fourth-generation, award-winning quilter. As senior editor at the American Quilter’s Society since 2006, Linda has edited stand-alone patterns and scores of books. You may have met Linda at any of dozens of AQS QuiltWeeks and Quilt Markets!

AQS is pleased to announce that Linda is now an author! Her book, Red, White & Quilted, just arrived at our office. The book, which includes¬†a historical foreword by Ann M. Hazelwood, is a tribute to antique red-and-white quilts with a modern quilted touch. Twelve patterns are included for these new-again quilts, each with a photo of its antique-quilt inspiration. Some of today’s best machine and longarm quilters designed the spectacular quilting, and thoughts from these quilters will inspire your own stitching! It is a multifaceted book with a great deal of insight and inspiration to offer today’s quilters.

Linda’s first quilt was made in 1966. It turns out that quilt wasn’t a quilt at all! Made of fabric squares and backed with flannel, it was “tied” with a zigzag stitch on her “brand new, handy dandy, drop-the-feed-dogs Kenmore sewing machine”. Store-bought binding completed the batting-less project, which was almost immediately ruined after some spilled cocoa led to an ill-advised run through a Clorox-laced washing machine cycle. Linda has learned a lot since then!

Past and present roles in the quilting world include teacher, lecturer, and quilt shop staff member. Linda was program chair for the Artful Hands and the Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guilds in Massachusetts. Linda also makes quilts by commission and for charity and, like so many of us, she has a rotating collection of UFOs.

Welcome, Linda! You’re AQS’s newest author!

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Mary Grass


I love your quilt shown on the front of the book titled, “Sunflower: New Quilts from Old Favorites”. I was disappointed to learn that no actual quilt patterns are in the book. Do you have patterns with the star burst design that are available for purchase. Thanks so much.
Mary Grass

Hi Mary. We do not offer patterns from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest. You could try contacting the quiltmaker and seeing she can share any information with you. All the quilts in this contest are original designs created by the quiltmakers themselves.