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Sharman's Vintage Garden quilt follows along the same path
as Beyond the Color Purple (Jenny's award-winning quilt,
and one of her most popular). It is a center medallion king-sized
quilt surrounded by 16 embroidered blocks which are pieced with
"fussy-cut" lattice sashing, and then framed by floral
fabric borders. No matter what level your sewing or quilting skills
are at, Sharman's Vintage Garden will inspire, instruct and
bring joy to all who take up the challenge of machine-embroidered
The embroidered blocks in Sharman's Vintage Garden can be stitched
with the new larger hoops, as each block can be sewn in on hooping!
The blocks, however, also can be sewn in smaller hoops, using the
multi-hooping technique along with Jenny's Template Magic to ensure
perfect placement of designs. The embroidery designs for both techniques
are on the accompanying CD.
Believe Jenny when she says, "Just because something is beautiful
doesn't mean it has to difficult." You will be a believer once
Jenny and Simon usher you into Sharman's Vintage Garden. They will
give you a guided tour of this garden with wonderful simple-to-follow
pictorial steps that are easy to achieve. Upon completion of Sharman's
Vintage Garden quilt and pillows, allow yourself to bask in the
bliss of creative achievement. You will also be inspired with fashion
attire and accessories (including Jenny's much-in-demand 50-gore
skirt), as well as items from the linen closet (for the bedroom
and the bathroom) make by their talented bevy of friends.
Jenny and Simon Haskins are the creative duo behind the masterpieces
that come from their studio, a business Jenny and her daughter Sam
started in 1998 and that has flourished since its inception.
Jenny is a leading force in the world of machine embroidery and
quilting; an award-winning quilter (having won a 1st and a 3rd at
the Houston IQA Market and Festival) who is hailed for her original
designs and easy techniques which she shares with avid machine artists
around the world.
Sharman's Vintage Garden is the tenth book Jenny has written
and published. She is also the editor of the prestigious magazine
(and specials) published by Creative Living Media Pty Limited in
Australia. In the past 18 years Jenny has designed and published
in excess of 30 original quilts, not mention award-winning garments
and home decor items.