Modern Inspiration for Quilters

By HandMade Charlotte

If you are a quilter looking to break free of the traditional mold of quilting, Denyse Schmidt’s latest book “modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration” is your ticket to freedom. Drawing her inspiration from quilts of the past, Schmidt pays homage to the rich tradition of quilting with 20 gorgeous reinterpretations of traditional quilt designs, including Irish Chain, Mariners’ Compass, and Orange Peel.

Each quilt is accompanied by an overview of the pattern’s history, illustrated instructions, and a full-size template provided on a pull-out pattern sheet. A comprehensive guide of quilting techniques is included for quick reference at the back of the book.

Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration is available on

2 thoughts on “Modern Inspiration for Quilters

  1. Weedy Reply

    My current quilt would probably be categorized as “everything old is new again”. I have purchased nine of the reproductions of the trading cards to incorporate into a small quilt using reproduction fabrics from 1880-1910 for display at a small country fair in two weeks (April 26-29, 2012). I even have the print of the girl fixing the boy’s ripped pants. I would have loved to have been in the “win the trading cards” drawing ;{

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