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Quilting Book Review and Giveaway!

A dear friend and colleague of mine, Michele Muska, has designed and created this beautiful collection of quilts and even pays homage to some of hte classics as well. Click on the link for more information about the book. 

Quilting the New Classics: 20 Inspired Quilt Projects from traditional to modern designs by Michele Muska

All quilters draw inspiration from the past. But how do today's artisans put their personal stamp on classic patterns? Twenty influential quilters from across the stylistic spectrum—including Jacquie Gering, Darlene Zimmerman, Allison Aller, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe—present their unique creative vision of timeless designs. Each pattern, from bear paw to flying geese to log cabin, comes with step-by-step instructions for two adaptations, one traditional, the other modern.

Here are some of my favorite projects:

I've been working with Michele over the last couple of years designing knit and crochet patterns for Simplicity Creative Group. And I have two books coming out with them later this year. So adorable - can't wait to show you what we made :)

Here is more information about Michele: Michele Muska lives in North Central CT with her family. She is a woman who loves all things creative. Like all of her art work, Michele strongly believes in working in the moment, and quilting is no different. She enjoys the process of creating as much as the end result. That is what Michele believes her new book "Quilting the new classics" will do for her readers. Her hope is for them to take liberties in the creative process once they learn the basics. It is also why she gave the designers in her book free reign to design a quilt based on the pattern they were given.
Michele started her company, LolaRae (her mom's and her middle names) to showcase her fanciful creations. She loves to garden and cook and couldn't be more proud to have her "Midsummers Night Dream" pie grace the front cover of Jo Packham's book Pieogrpahy. 
She made her first quilt at the age of 9 using fabric from her mothers stash at random and seems to have continued this creative process till today. Michele speaks in textures and lives, creates and works in a colorful world where fibers and textiles tell her story. She believes in the promise of every day, and the potential in a simple scrap of fabric. 
you can see some of her inspirational work at: 

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Knit Crochet & More from Kristin 10/30/14

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