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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

500 Traditional Quilts

There is a new book on the market called 500 Traditional Quilts. I was thrilled to find out that 4 of my quilts are included in the book.


It is a compact 8"square book and quite thick. Of course I am biased, but I think the book is beautifully put together. The publishers have taken a lot of care to make sure that quilts that are on facing pages work well together.

Every type of traditional quilt is included and although most of the quilts seem to be American there are quilts from the UK, France, Japan, Canada, Brazil and Australia.

Here are the four quilts of mine that have been included.

Crazy about Ballet  Linda Steele

Holiday Waltz Linda Steele

Naturally Crazy Linda Steele

Scottish Dance Linda Steele


There is going to be an exhibition of many of the quilts in the book at the Houston Quilt Show this year and then the quilts will travel around America for 12 months.
The 3 quilts that will be in the travelling exhibition are Scottish Dance, Naturally Crazy and Crazy about Ballet.
 Holiday Waltz is in France for the Australia Quilts Exhibition.

I actually have 5 travelling quilts at the moment because my Christmas Crazy is travelling around America with the World Quilt Show. What well travelled quilts I have!

Bye for now,
Linda

10 comments:

jude's page said...

congratulations, what an honour. Well done!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, I never thought that my quilts would be in a book.

Lorraine said...

How wonderful for you Linda. Wouldn't it be rather nice to travel with these quilts :)

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Congratulations Linda. What an honour. I've just checked our library database and they have the book on order, so I've reserved it. I'll enjoy looking at all the quilts and reading the stories behind them.

Linda Steele said...

I have often thought about travelling around with my quilts, it would be a great time. By the time my husband retires I probably won't have any travelling quilts though!

Linda Steele said...

It is a lovely book Wendy, but no stories, just lovely big photos and the names of the quilter and the quilt. My daughter says that it's her favourite type of book, just pictures.

Jill said...

Congratulations Linda! Well deserved, and how lovely to be in print.
If only the quilts could talk, you would hear some wonderful stories about their travels.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

Congratulations! Four superb quilts. I look forward to hanging Holiday Waltz in France today. (Thanks for the link!)

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jill and Brenda,
What a compliment to be included in a book, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would happen when I went to that first patchwork lesson 17 years ago.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jill and Brenda,
What a compliment to be included in a book, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would happen when I went to that first patchwork lesson 17 years ago.