Recently, I learned that one of the quilt book authors (Sheri Howard) I work with as an editor with Kansas City Star Quilts had the misfortune of spraining BOTH of her ankles! I wanted to do something to cheer her up as she recuperated, so I decided to send her one of my handmade wool hat pincushions in her favorite color combo--pink and aqua.
Sheri and I have worked on two book projects so far. With a flair for whimsical appliqué designs, she loves to create quilts in cheerful color palettes. Sheri published her first book, Ruby Red Dots, with Kansas City Star Quilts last year. To learn more about it, go to this page.
On the heels of that successful book, her second book came out this spring. Not Your Grandmother’s Quilt: An Appliqué Twist on Traditional Pieced Blocks combines classic pieced block designs with a cheerful palette of appliqué flowers and finery. You can read more about it here.
Shortly after we wrapped up production on the book, I was surprised to receive this gift from Sheri in the mail—a box of cookies decorated with the design of my favorite block in the book!
I’m so lucky to get to work with some of the nicest authors around. What a thoughtful gift it was!