Denyse Schmidt provided one of my earliest introductions to the modern quilting movement. I love that she derives inspiration from vintage quilts and designs since these are dear to me already, but she cleans them up for the current quilter so that things look both familiar and fresh. I've given away some of the craft and sewing books that I've accumulated over the years but Denyse's first book, Denyse Schmidt Quilts, is still on my craft bookshelf and is still one that I consult for design inspiration when I'm coming up empty.
Denyse has a new book out now titled, Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration, and I'm finding it equally inspiring. In this book, she shows off a new gamut of wonderful quilts and goes into more detail about her personal background and how she came to quilting and fabric design. She writes in such a quiet and contemplative way, reminding me that quilting at its best isn't meant to be down in a hurry to crank something out. I do need reminding of that sometimes.
If you'd like to win a copy of this lovely new book, please just leave your comment below or on the corresponding Facebook post. Entries will close next Tuesday, 5/1 and we'll announce a winner on Wednesday. Good luck, quilters!
The winner of last week's giveaway of our advance copy of Hat Shop was Maureen Betita–congratulations, Maureen!