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Wait until you see how this year's contestants have
reinvented the old favorite Sawtooth block in 18 glorious quilts!
The competitive spirit shines through the work of
today's creative quilters in this annual contest, sponsored by the
Museum of the American Quilter's Society.
Learn how inspiration struck these 20 remarkable quilters.
You will find their stories and exciting designs full of inspiration
for your own quilts!
From the Editor
While preservation of the past is one of a museum's primary functions,
its greatest service is performed as it links the past to the present
and to the future. With that intention, the Museum of the American
Quilter's Society sponsors an annual contest and exhibit called
New Quilts from an Old Favorite.
Created to acknowledge our quiltmaking heritage and to recognize
innovation, creativity and excellence, the contest challenges today's
quiltmakers to interpret a single traditional quilt block in a work
of their own design. Each year contestants respond with a myriad
of stunning interpretations.
Sawtooth: New Quilts from an Old Favorite is a wonderful
representation of these interpretations. You will find a brief description
of the 2008 contest, followed by a presentation of the five award
winners and the 13 finalists and their quilts.
Full-color photographs of the quilts accompany each quiltmaker's
comments - comments that provide insight into their widely diverse
creative processes. Full-size patterns for the traditional Sawtooth
block are included to form the basis for your own rendition. Tips,
techniques, and patterns contributed by the contestants offer an
artistic framework for your own work.
Our wish is that Sawtooth: New Quilts from an Old Favorite
will further our quiltmaking heritage as new quilts based on the
Sawtooth block are inspired by the outstanding quilts, patterns,
and instructions in this book.
Table of Contents
|The Sawtooth Block
|Berry Patch -
Claudia Myers & Marilyn Badger
|Web of Life - Ann Horton
- Ann L. Petersen
|Beyond the Sea - Nancy
S. Brown & Jill H. Bryant
|Lemon-Lime - Nancy Lambert
|Radiance - Robin Brooks
|A Gathering of Geckos
- Sherri Bain Driver
|Circular Saw - Nancy
|Down the Rabbit Hole..Or
the Chelshire Cat Revenge - Robin Gausebeck
|Indian Fire Ring - Julia
|Sawdust (1,633 Pieces)
- Karen Griska
|Convergence - Robin M.
|Hana Flowers in
the Night Sky - Yoshiko Kohayashi
|Silent Mountain - Barbara
|Spinning Out Spinning In
5 - Helen Remick
|Outbursts of Joy - Cathy
|Sawtooth Spin - Karen
|Sawtooth Garden - Sandra