Start with patchwork, add a few friends, and stitch it all together with gorgeous new quilt patterns from two beloved designers! Kim Diehl and Jo Morton first paired up for the best seller Simple Friendships; now they're back to share more showstopping quilts that reflect each designer's signature style.
Every chapter showcases a classic quilt block; Kim and Jo each transform the block into a spectacular quilt. Discover fresh spins on Churn Dash, Ohio Star, Flock of Geese, and more. Instructions make it easy to create blocks on your own or as part of a group block exchange--and the sampler quilts are simply stunning.
After falling in love with a sampler quilt pattern in the late 1990s, Kim Diehl impulsively purchased it, taught herself the steps to make it, and then realized she was smitten with quiltmaking. As her newfound passion blossomed into a full-time career, Kim began publishing her original designs, traveling nationally to teach her approachable quiltmaking methods, and ultimately designing fabrics--a dream come true for a girl who once wondered if she had what it took to make a single quilt!
Using modern time-saving techniques enables Kim to be prolific in her quiltmaking, and there's always something new in the works. Her favorite quilts feature scrappy color schemes sewn from a mix of richly hued prints, and her designs often blend traditionally inspired patchwork with applique designs.
In addition to authoring numerous books, including her "Simple" series with Martingale, Kim continues to design quilting fabric collections and Simple Whatnots Club projects in her signature scrap-basket style for Henry Glass & Co.
After retiring from an extensive travel and teaching schedule, Kim now spends her days at home doing what she loves most: designing quilts and fabrics, baking, stitching, gardening, and being a nana to her two young granddaughters as she teaches them to love all things creative.
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Jo Morton's love of antique quilts has inspired her since the early 1980s. She loves to make small versions of vintage quilts to enjoy in her home and share with quilters. Her use of color and design, as well as her fine stitchery, gives her quilts the feeling of having been made in the nineteenth century. Her quilts complement both country and contemporary settings, and her work is included in private and public collections across the country.
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