Martha DeLeonardis is the author of the newest AQS book,  T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy. Martha is an internationally known, award -winning quilt artist who grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University in 1981 with a BS in chemical engineering. Martha worked in industry for six years before retiring to stay at home with her two sons.

Martha has been sewing since she can remember. In the second grade, she was making her own clothes under her mother’s tutelage, an expert seamstress herself. Martha started quilting in 1995 when her children were young and her family lived in a small town in Ohio. She became seriously involved in this art form after moving to Katy, Texas in 2000. She has been greatly influenced by the quilting community in the greater Houston area.

Martha has had numerous quilts juried into national and international competitions, winning a blue ribbon in 2008 at the Houston International Quilt Festival. She was also a finalist in The National Quilt Museum’s Sunflower: New Quilts from Old Favorites contest in 2010 and is featured in the companion book by the same name.

Visit Martha’s website at www.marthadzines.com

 

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Debbie Thompson

I love your new book T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy. I had made a couple of T-shirt quilts and several traditional quilts before purchasing this book, but I could never quite figure out how to make those beautifully coordinated quilts with the different sized blocks. When I discovered how to use a grid to create T-Shirt quilts, it opened up a whole new way for me to recycle old clothes and T-Shirts into beautiful quilts as well as use pictures and lay out orphan blocks as well. Thank you so much for this great instructional book.