I had the opportunity to hear Quilt Alliance board member Janneken Smucker give a talk this summer and was blown away. Everything she said spoke to everything I love about quilt making. Janneken a college history professor who also has studied at the Quilt Study Center in Lincoln Nebraska and has a masters from that program. She comes from a long line of quilters and is passionate about the quilt makers. That is what connected to me. We both love the story. She has a new book out called "Amish Quilts crafting an American Icon"
Fabric dying is one of those areas of quilt making I think many of try at least once. Who doesn't want to create that perfect shade that you just can't find anywhere? Kim Eichler-Messmer is the author of "Modern Color" the illustrated guide to dying fabric for modern quilts.
Sara Lawson makes bags. Really cool and useful bags that we can make for ourselves! She write at her website Sew Sweetness ab