Utility Quilting

Earlier in the month we were in New York and I made the usual visit to the American Museum of Folk Art. There are two sites and each had quilt exhibits so it was areal treat.

Amongst the pictures that I took were some great examples of Utility Quilting.

Amish Waves all over these lovely stars.


A tied quilt.


Amish wave border.


Horizontal lines.


Utility quilting has been a passion for a long time. I've been teaching classes and sewing quilts, which have now turned into a book! This is being published by the great folk at Landauer this summer. My other book on Quilting-as-you-Go is also now being printed by them so we are looking forward to a busy Quilt Market Spring and Fall!

Whilst I was in New York I popped in for a quick visit with Victoria from Bumblebeans blog. It was great to chat in person! She really does get so much done. And now she has a lovely exhibit at a local gallery. It looks great! That 'Kitchen Sink' quilt is still my favourite!

Thanks for taking time our for me to visit Victoria!

5 replies
  1. LoriD
    LoriD says:

    Congratulations on the newest book!
    I love utility quilting. Baptist fan is one of my favorites. I loved the 7 sisters quilt and the quilting.

  2. kathie
    kathie says:

    oh my goodness I am so excited about this book!
    I love utility quilting and have been wanting to learn to do it .  I love baptist fans and oh just straight stitching using pearle cotton love the texture you get from it. Keep us posted to when the book is available ok???thanks!!!!

  3. Nicky
    Nicky says:

    Hey Carolyn you have been busy – you don't say when your book is coming out!  Love that whacky last quilt with the horizontal lines!

  4. Tracey Dawkins
    Tracey Dawkins says:

    Hi Caroline, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your talk today at Oast, really inspiring. Gutted i didnt get a place on the workshop tomorrow but am looking forward to seeing you again at whitstable in september maybe i'll have finished the spools blocks by then!!! Sorry i didnt get time to stop and say hello but you were swamped an i had to get back to my home alone dog! thanks again for a great talk.

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