Welcome to day three of Barbara Cline's blog tour - I'm so honored to join along. The title of Barbara's book is Simply Triangles, but let me tell you - it is so much more! If you've ever been intimated by triangles, fear not...between Barbara's clear instructions, and C&T's graphics, you will become a triangle queen (or king).
In getting to know Barbara better, here are a few questions that I wanted to know, and share with you...
What inspired you to write this book?
My first book I wrote, "Star Struck Quilts", is based on quilts that are the lone star block layout. The diamond blocks in the lone stars are pieced which makes design inside a lone star quilt.
Simply Triangles, my second book, was inspired by a similar idea. These quilts are based in triangle block layouts. The triangles are pieced making stars, daisies and pinwheels.
I do not find myself a writer, but a designer and quilt maker. C&T Publishing has been a wonderful publisher to work with. It is with their fine expertise and years of experience that they have helped me tremendously in writing my two books. Currently, a third book is in the making, also by C&T Publishing.
Do you teach? Yes, I teach classes, give lectures and trunk shows nationally. I also teach at Patchwork Plus, a local quilt shop. What do you love about teaching? It is a thrill to teach new concepts and to see new ideas "click" when quilters learn. There is also a joy in showing "tricks of the trade" that make piecing easy.
Do you have a passion for triangles, or a passion for quilting?
My passion is designing and then making what I designed.
Where do you "fit" in the quilting world...modern, traditional, all?
I tend to be more of a traditional quilter. I have 6 sisters and they stretch and encourage me on the modern side and challenge me to step out of my comfort zone.
Here's the schedule for Barbara's tour, be sure and check out all the stops: