Annette Plog, author of True Blue Quilts, graciously answered some questions for C&T, sharing her inspiration, her favorite project, and so much more.
Where do you find your quilting inspirations?
I love to look at antique quilts in state quilt documentation books for inspiration. I also love Pinterest.
Who has inspired you lately?
I am always inspired by the talented ladies of my block exchange group, 19 th-Century Patchwork Divas. They are always creating beautiful, unique quilts!
How do you stay up on the latest trends?
I love attending Quilt Market and seeing the new fabrics, notions, patterns, and books. I also love connecting with designers and authors from around the world at Market.
What is something we might not know about you?
I was born, raised, and live in Texas. I am Texan through and through. I love the Texas people, the history, the sports, and the heat!
What was your favorite part of writing your book?
Every step along the way has been exciting and fulfilling for this first-time author.
What are your go-to colors?
Blue, of course, especially indigo. I also like green and red.
What projects are you working on right now?
This year I am concentrating on finishing up some UFOs.
What is your favorite project that you have made?
I love Westward Ships from the new book. I love that it was created with blocks from a lunchtime exchange group, that it is sooo scrappy and, of course, that the fabrics are indigo blues and shirtings.
Where do you shop for fabric?
I always like to support local quilt shops when I can, and there are several shops in the area that sell reproduction fabrics. I also have a few online stores I like to support.
Thank you, Annette!