Mother Earth's Quilt Sampler
Applique Patterns Inspired by Mother Earth and Her Children
By Sieglinde Schoen Smith
(Breckling Press, Paperback, 9781933308227, 64pp.)
Publication Date: April 2009
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Four delightful quiltsone each for spring, summer, fall, and wintercelebrate the changing of the seasons. With each quilt featuring little children enjoying the pleasures of the season, this unique combination of appliqué and embroidery is showcased in each pattern with colorful, close-up photography, so that they can be seen in amazing detail. Step-by-step instructions accompany each quilt, and extensive introductory chapters examine the artist’s thoughts on technique. A template pack, shrink-wrapped with the book, is included as are full-size patterns for each quilt, which can be directly transferred to fabric.
Sieglinde Schoen Smith won the International Quilt Association’s 2006 Best of Show award, and is the author of Mother Earth and Her Children and Mother Earth’s ABC. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.