Sunday, February 22, 2009


Once in a while, someone actually sends me a photo of a quilt they have made using one of my patterns. I really enjoy seeing how creative other people are -- quilters are amazing! I believe that I'm fairly creative, yet when I see how someone has taken one of my patterns and added their own unique touch... I'm blown away. Last week Pat Dicker from California sent me a photo of a quilt she made from a pattern that I had done several years ago. Here's my version of "All Around the Town," a quilt that celebrates the joys of living in a small village.

"All Around the Town"
(c)2000 Susan H. Garman

As you can see, the quilt was done in muted brights (oops... is that a contradiction in terms?). So when Pat sent me a picture of her quilt... it was all I could do to keep myself from laughing out loud. Talk about a quilt that would make anyone smile!

Pat said her "dot drawer" was overflowing, and so she chose to make her quilt out of lots of dots. Her creative use of fabric is amazing - wouldn't you agree? If you "spot" Pat in the future, thank her for sharing. And for all the quilters out there who have doubts, who can't find a niche because their fabrics and tastes don't agree with those you so often see elsewhere... take a lesson from Pat. Use whatever you like. Pat made me smile and my guess is that you smiled, too!

Until next time, happy sewing!

(c)2009 Susan H. Garman