I am really pleased to be able to finally announce the release of a wonderful project I am involved in, it’s a new quilt book from Martingale called A Flair for Fabric. It was over a year and a half ago that I was contacted by Linda Lum DeBono from Henry Glass Fabrics to ask if I would be interested in contributing to a book which would benefit the Red Cross- this was just after Hurricane Sandy had devastated the East Coast. I am happy to say that the book will be released on November 4, with all of the designers’ profits going to the Red Cross.

I got a sample copy of the book, and the projects are beautiful! My quilt, called Delightful, is on the cover (blue and orange one on the right.) You can see more photos from the book here. Next month, Martingale will be hosting a blog hop, so that should be lots of fun. Here is a book description:

Presenting an outstanding collection of projects from the talented fabric designers at Henry Glass & Co., Inc. Immerse yourself in designs by Leanne Anderson; Dana Brooks; Linda Lum DeBono; Kim Diehl; Anni Downs; Jill Finley; Amy Hamberlin; Liz Hawkins and Beth Hawkins of Lizzie B Cre8ive; Margot Languedoc; Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn; Vicki Oehlke; Heather Mulder Peterson; Jacquelynne Steves; and Mary Ellen Von Holt, Alice Berg, and Sylvia Johnson of Little Quilts.

  • Learn the secrets designers use to create fabric lines; apply their tips to successfully mix and match your own fabrics
  • Have fun making 15 projects from pillows to place mats and quilts—with a mix of patchwork and applique
  • Support a worthy cause while you create; the designers are donating the royalties from the sale of this book to the Red Cross

Right now, I am busy getting ready to go to Quilt Market this weekend. A bunch of the Henry Glass designers will be on hand for demos and book signings. If you will be attending Market, here is the schedule of events:


One of the events will involve an on-camera interview- Yikes! I’m pretty nervous about that!

OK, I’m off to do more prepping and packing!