We are happy to introduce a new book title to you: The Thrifty Quilter by Anne Wiens. With a title like that, you know it is going to appeal to quite a lot of us who might be quilt-poor right now. Anne has taken the idea of “sewing with scraps” to a whole new level. This book describes basic tricks to organize your scraps into sizes and build basic blocks. We’re not talking about a few 9 patch blocks- we are talking over 80 blocks diagrammed and explained in an incredibly useful manner. She also provides an assortment of setting ideas for your finished blocks. Not only do you use your stash and scraps, but she empowers you to be the designer, yet you are still using an easy-to-follow pattern. Truly wonderful, and definitely a great concept that the quilting world is more than ready for.
As an added bonus, this book is completely Accuquilt GO! compatible. Take all those scraps, use the Accuquilt GO! dies and prepare for your scrap journey with The Thrifty Quilter.
About the author, from the QuiltWoman.com page:
“Anne Wiens is by day a mild-mannered announcer and program director for radio stations in Shelby, Montana, a small town almost literally “a hundred miles from anywhere.” Her mother, grandmothers and great-grandmother were all accomplished needlewomen, and between them, made sure her two sisters and she learned how to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, etc. As a result, quilting became Anne’s passion. She has been making quilts since 1974, designing nearly as long, and has been teaching professionally since 1992 in local adult education programs and through her local quilt shop. Many of her original patterns were designed to teach various tools and techniques. Visit Anne at Sweetgrass Creative Designs.”
Look for this amazing cover at your local quilt shop, ask for it, or pick it up online at QuiltWoman.com. You can also peruse QuiltWoman.com for a complete collection of Anne’s quilting patterns as well.