I first met Rachel at Quilt Market when I was premiering my a stitch in color fabric collection for Moda. She's young and energetic and enthusiastic and didn't have to work hard to get me excited about her book project and participating in it.
Fast forward a few months and Rachel is interviewing me over the phone, asking me about my influences and interests and my take on modern quilting in general. She also asked me to design a project for the book.
Though I could tell by Rachel's personality that the book would be well done and interesting, I was frankly blown away by how comprehensive, colorful, and downright inspirational it turned out to be.
Truth be told, I've been familiar with Maritza's beautiful work for a while, but I think some of you might discover her here and be happy you did.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm also proud to be included in this book and was happy to contribute a project.
I got a kick out of reading my interview, but I think my favorite part of the book was the feeling that there was so much to discover here and that this was the kind of book I could return to and get something new out of each encounter.
Weekend's coming up! Maybe you need a new book ??