Friday, September 16, 2011

Meet Edyta Sitar, Aurifil’s designer of the month

Edyta Sitar
Aurifil’s Designer of the Month for September is Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. As you know, I love and make traditional quilts as well as art quilts. Edyta does, too! In her traditional quilts, she often combines applique with piecing, and her color schemes — usually warm and soft — are just luscious. Look at this beauty:

“Reaching Out” by Edyta Sitar
Her art quilts are very graphic, and usually feature batik and hand-dyed fabrics. Here is one of her patterns:

Pat Sloan interviewed Edyta on the Aurifil blog; you can also download the lovely free project she designed there. Here it is:

If you want to hear Pat’s interview with Edyta on May 2, 2011, click here.  

Remember, if you make any project from the design team, load a photo to our Aurifil Flickr group. This puts you in the running to win an Aurifil thread prize!

You can check out Edyta’s books, calendars, patterns and fabrics in her online shop. Here is her latest book:

Each month this year, I’m going to be giving away a pack of Aurifil minispools (like the one shown above) when the new project is announced. Just leave a comment after this post telling me how you learned to quilt (did someone special teach you, or did you take a class? read a book?).
I'll pull a name at random on Saturday, October 8 at noon EST. The sampler pack (below) includes great colors in different weights. We have a winner! BillieBee from Texas won the thread this month.