Designer for March 2007
Please tell us a little about yourself ... your name, your website,
some of the names of your recent quilt designs.
Your online quilting magazine
After visiting Quilt
Festival in Houston 20 years ago, I realized immediately that this
was something I was going to be doing for the rest on my life, and
doing it with a passion! Making and being around quilts and quilters
has brought an unexpected joy to my life. It is fun!
Joining local quilt guilds, wherever we are living, has been one the
first things I do when we move and I there find instant friends with
whom I share common interests and a passion for anything to do with
I have written two books on quilting: A Quilter's Book Of
Baskets and Signed By Friends and have more
books planned. Just before writing the books my family and I began a
website devoted to quilting that includes articles on quilting,
quilt patterns and galleries of quilts. It has been an amazing
One of my current quilt projects have been a series of quilts to
send kids off to school with, and baby quilts. My largest ongoing
quilt project has been to give a quilt to all of my family members.
2) If you were to describe your quilt
designing style by comparing it to food, what "recipe" would you say
your quilt designing is made up of?
I would have to say that my quilting is a vegetable soup recipe with
a fantastic variety of designs and fabrics.
3) If you could pick any ONE quilt block (old
or new) that you've either made or designed that exemplifies how you
feel toward quilting, what block would that be - please name it and
show us a picture (drawing or photograph) of it.
I am not sure I have a favorite pattern, but I love to work with
triangles in a block or quilt design.
4) Is there a special time of the day, day of
the week or emotion that you find yourself in when you sit down to
design a quilt block or quilt? Can you tell us about it?
I always design best when I have a deadline.....I do some of my most
creative work when I have to do a block or a quilt for a challenge,
an event in someone's life, a book, a website, etc. It gets my mind
working and I feel an energy to create.
5) What exciting quilt pattern will you be sharing with us today?
Please provide the name of the pattern, an image of it and where we
can obtain the instructions.
This is a traditional block of the month quilt pattern. The
instructions for each block will be revealed one (1) block per week
If you're impatient, most of the
block instructions are already published at Dori's website,
The Quilter Community.
You can find links to this BOM quilt here.