Back in 1983, C&T Publishing was founded when quilt shop
owner Carolie Hensley impulsively promised to publish her friend
Roberta Horton’s book, An Amish Adventure. So
it’s very fitting that one of the first two books that C&T is releasing
under our new Kansas City Star Quilts imprint is another book on Amish quilts:
Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today’s Home.
While our very first book on Amish quilts focused on
traditional patterns, colors, and styles,
Carl Hentsch’s new book updates the
Amish quilt style for today’s modern home, while still respecting the work and
traditions that Amish quiltmakers put into their pieces. While he uses
familiar, traditional blocks, he has a very novel approach to color: after
choosing six basic colors, he literally spins the color wheel to expand his
palate. He then chooses a combination of print and solid fabrics and puts them
to together to create ten brilliant patchwork quilts. Take a look at those amazing color combinations!
Whether you’ve made an Amish or Amish-inspired quilt before
or not, reading about Carl Hentsch’s combination of traditional blocks and
modern color will inspire you to break out of your own color rut and explore
unique and adventurous combinations. You can
pre-order Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today’s Home here.
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