Linda 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!