Friday, July 31, 2009

2009 Quilting Arts Gifts available for pre-order

Several of my friends have projects in the 2009 issue of Quilting Arts Gifts! It is now available for pre-order on the Interweave website here. The price is $14.99. Get yours now, and you’ll have tons of time to whip up hand-made gifts for all your friends, and learn some great new techniques before December.

Kathy Mack’s “Christmas Tree Hot Pads,” which are just too cute, are on the cover! They are foundation pieced with bright, contemporary fabrics. Kathy also designed a holiday door hanger you can use to welcome friends to your home during the holiday season. Check out Kathy’s other designs on her website and blog. Her company, Pink Chalk Studio, has a wonderful selection of whimsical fabrics and patterns.

Take a look at my friend Janet Lasher’s gorgeous silk batik scarf (far left), made from eco-friendly soy wax and textile paints. I took a soy wax batik class from Janet earlier this year, and it is very fun and easy to do. What a special gift this would be.

The 148-page publication features 14 seasonal decor ideas and
20 gift projects, including a “glam-bag” to carry your iPod by Lyric Kinard, 3-D fabric sugared fruit by Jane Dávila (above right), and a nametag purse by Melanie Testa (above center) just to name a few. I can’t wait to get my copy!

NOTE: All photos by Quilting Arts.