Thursday, May 9, 2013


For the past several months, I have been editing two terrific quilt books—the first of which I'd like to introduce you to today. We are thrilled to have sisters Jill Shaulis and Vicki Olsen writing their first book for us. Since 1992, they've shared their passion for traditional quilts through their quilt shop and pattern business, Yellow Creek Quilt Designs, known for its warm 1800s reproduction prints and wool. Now they celebrate their mutual love of these classic quilts in their new book, aptly titled Kindred Spirits: Celebrating Pieces of the Past. That's a childhood photo of the two on the cover below!

As you can see from the cover, Jill and Vicki love working with 1800s reproduction prints and weave them into their quilts beautifully. The cover features two quilts from the book, which contains 13 cozy projects ranging from bed-size quilts and wall hangings to table runners and framed art. In an earlier post, I wrote about the photo shoot for the book, which took place in a grand old home in Kansas City. You can read more about it here. During the photo shoot, Jill spoiled us with homemade Valentine cookies (the shoot took place in February). I seem to be getting spoiled a lot lately—One of my other quilt authors sent me a sweet care package of fabric and other delights as a thank you for editing her book. Then the owner of one of the Quilt Sampler quilt shops that I wrote about sent me one of their wonderful signature cookie-scented candles and Chocolate Mousse Martini Mix! Here's a pic I snapped of the dynamic duo during our Kansas City photo shoot in February.

Jill and Vicki's book will be out in July and I hope you will watch for it in your favorite quilt shop! In a future post, I'll spotlight my other quilt book editing project—Tara Lynn Darr's second book with us. It was a treat getting to work with Tara again after her first book with us. If you love mixing wool appliqué with cotton patchwork, you'll want to check it out! Tara has combined her love of the two in a new collection of cozy quilts that are sure to warm your heart.


  1. We are so excited about the upcoming release of our book. You are a fabulous editor Kimber, thank you for everything--we are blessed. We hope everyone enjoys our projects!
    Jill & Vicki
    Yellow Creek Quilt Designs

  2. A terrific shop and owners, very knowledgeable on everything, I can hardly wait until the book comes out. Stop in to visit this shop for sure!

  3. This is a awesome shop and they do awesome patterns. Can't wait to get the book.


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