The Best Machine Quilting Books - August 2022
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Always attracted to colour, texture, and pattern, Amanda Murphy has been design, drawing, and sewing as she was a child. After graduating with a BFA in design from Carnegie Mellon University, she worked as a graphic designer and art director in Alexandria, Virginia and New York City. After going to North Carolina along with her loved ones, Amanda detected quilting, an art that marries her passion for design along with her excitement for handwork. As she gradually expanded her knowledge of quilting techniques and combined them with the notions she was sketching over the years, Amanda Murphy Design was born.
Amanda markets her own full-color pattern lineup under the Amanda Murphy Design label, and it has made several fabric set, latest for Benartex Fabrics.
Amanda is also the author of several novels with C&T Publishing including the bestselling Modern Holiday and The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book. A companion sampler can be found on C&T's website and the program will soon be debuting soon.
Amanda is a BERNINA Quilting and Extended Arm Spokesperson for its Q Series. She's designed panel prints for BERNINA that assist people understand to free-motion quilt.
Amanda enjoys instructing when her family program allows and teaches online courses in quilting and machine embroidery to get Craftsy.com.
Amanda hopes that both the quilt and fabric designs can inspire others to produce their own works of art. See all Amanda Murphy products
Though she's been devoting all her life, quilting is a newly found passion for Jacquie. The improvisational spirit of these insides of Gees Bend motivated her to make her very first quilt along with the improvisational approach provided the freedom she craved and the chance to explore her creative possibility. Jacquie's quilt layouts fuse her Mennonite background and respect for convention with her contemporary design aesthetic. "Quilting Modern, Techniques and Tasks for Improvisational Quilts" is her first publication.
Jacquie is a leading designer and author for Stitch, Modern Patchwork, Quilter's World and Quilter's Quarterly and her quilts have been featured in other domestic and international publications. She's among those artists featured in the books, "Block Party" and "We Love Color." Jacquie is a leader in today's cosmetic movement. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Modern Quilt Guild and can be among the founding members and former president of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild and currently a part of the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild. Jacquie educates and talks quilting across the nation and shares her designs and quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio. She lives in downtown Chicago along with her husband, Steve, along with her black lab, Bruno.
Since being invited to begin machine quilting by her grandfather 15 years ago, Angela Walters has been quilting, teaching and writing. Having a deep admiration for traditional quilting, she has found a niche quilting modern quilts. She's the author of several novels, including Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and Form by Shape Quilting. She shares completed quilts and ideas on her website Quiltingismytherapy.com See all Angela Walters products