McQuaid's Art Quilts and Books

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quilting books:

reasonable acrylic templates:

Jeffery Gutcheon's Card Trick block acrylic templates can be obtained from:

Another great source is Sara Moe: -- spendier, but well worth it if you like the blocks.

recommended reading:

  • Japanese Inspirations, by Janet Haigh
  • Points of View: Landscape Quilts to Stitch and Embellish, by Valerie Hearder,
  • Sensational Sashiko, by Sharon Pederson

  • Studio Art Quilt Association Journal:
  • The Techniques of Japanese Embroidery, by Shuji Tamura, the Japanese Embroidery Center
  • The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting, by Linda V. Taylor

​textile artists:


For some of the finest Southwest fabrics around try J. Michelle Watts, fabric designer and quilt artist:

​hand-made fabrics:

Carol R. Eaton Designs are one-of-a-kind fabrics, each of which qualifies as an art piece. These fabulous fabrics, hand-signed by the artist, can be obtained through These fabrics are for brave quilters.


Our reader Mary Dumelle  suggested www.giftplum as a resource. The site might be best for beginning or traditional quilters, but advanced and art quilters will be tantalized by the free offerings.

Members of the Seattle, WA, Girl Scouts recently contacted Salli McQuaid after consulting her "Resources" page, among other such internet sites. Since they found "Quilting Resources Galore" to be a particularly useful site, they suggested that McQuaid add it to her "Resources" page, which she was only too happy to do:

​It seems Seattle Girl Scouts have been hard at work earning their Quilting badges. We are honored to support the quilting work of the younger generation, and proud that the American tradition of creating quilts is part of their program. Thank you,GIRL SCOUTS of AMERICA. Incidentally, Salli McQuaid first learned to sew as an American Girl Scout.