Meet my friend Jane Davidson. She's a fabulous professional longarm quilter who lives in Australia and has just self published a book. I met Jane a couple of years ago at quilt market and was able to spend a bit of time with her this spring in Minneapolis. She is such a fun, warm, and generous person. I hope you have the opportunity to meet her in real life someday too.
You may be familiar with Jane's Nested Churn Dash Quilt. I know I have seen quite a few quilts using this pattern on the web.
I asked Jane which of her quilts makes her the most proud. She says she is equally proud of Grey Matter
and APQ 4-Patch Quilt.
Desert to Sea is the title of Jane's new book.
It includes 10 quilt patterns by eight Australian designers. They did the photography themselves and Jane did all of the diagrams, styling, and layout herself. The book is available print on demand through Amazon. Jane will be selling them to Australians in her online shop. Quilt shops around the world can register here for a wholesale account to purchase books for resale.
I made a single block from Jane's Rock Pool's quilt pattern that I'll turn into a pillow. There were instructions for both regular piecing and paper piecing for this block.
Jane is incredibly creative; she also took the design of her Refractatorium block and had it etched into buttons! Aren't they cute? She says she will have the buttons available for sale in July. I hope she adds some larger sizes. I think larger ones would look great on bags or as an accent on a dress.
Jane's favorite non quilty thing to do is play the piano and sing. She claims she's not good at either one but I don't believe her.
Here are all of Jane's online links so that you can keep up with what she's doing.