I am thrilled to be able to share the cover of my debut book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday, with you! Easily the biggest project I've ever worked on, this book has truly been a labor of love, and I could not be more happy with the result. The book contains twenty projects, each in two color ways, with complete instructions for each, as well as stories about their inspiration and color and fabric choices for each one, too. Also included are chapters on finding inspiration, color theory, my process of translating inspiration into quilt designs, and basic quilt construction, as well as a forward by my incredible mentor, Denyse Schmidt. Here's a bit more about Quilt Local from my publisher, STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books:
"For hundreds of years quilt makers have been inspired by places and objects in their everyday lives. Think of Churn Dash, Rail Fence, Flying Geese, Log Cabin, and hundreds of other quilt patterns developed in the past. The (mostly) women who made these quilts had a desire to create beautiful, functional objects, and drew upon what they saw in their daily lives as inspiration for their work. Heather Jones is honored to carry on this tradition in her debut book, Quilt Local, featuring 40 stunning projects inspired by country roads, cityscapes, and street signs (the landscape of her modern existence), plus invaluable lessons on color theory and sparking creativity."
Quilt Local will be released this fall, and I'll be sharing more about the book and events to celebrate the publication later, but if you just can't wait, it is available now for preorder on Abrams' website here. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and information!