Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Book from one of Our Own KY-TN Region SAQA Members:

I put out a call for what you all are doing, even asking about books and articles you may have written, and Kathy Loomis wrote me back, "Well I have a book!" I was so thrilled! Kathy is always busy and does fantastic work. This is a breakout book that takes us away from the bondage of a traditional pattern and lets us work pattern free. Here is some information about it from Amazon's createspace and also a link to purchase it if you are interested.


Make one-of-a-kind quilts without a pattern!
Break free from cookie-cutter designs! Quilt artist Kathleen Loomis walks you step by step through the process of creating a truly original quilt from scratch. With Pattern-Free Quilts, You'll learn how to:
* Choose colors and fabrics with confidence
* Sew first, plan second
* Hone your eye for design
* Improvise without fear
Start by sewing simple rail-fence blocks, then unleash your inner artist! With this versatile method, you can create:
* Quilts of any size
* Super simple beginner projects to intricately complex art quilts
* New quilts from the fabric in your stash
The book's gallery includes 26 photos of finished quilts to inspire you. Copy and paste this link to see inside the book and read reviews:
Kathleen Loomis, whose quilts appear in national exhibits, bring warmth to beds and welcome new babies, believes that designing is the most joyous part of quilt making. With Pattern-Free Quilts, Kathy inspires every quilter, from novice to expert, to dare to design.

Remember we want to see what you are working on! Send me some pictures!