I’ve been blessed to have many talented quilters cross my path ---and my life has been enhanced and enriched by all I have learned from them. I am re-charged by their energy, I am re-fueled by their sense of humor, or their wisdom and understanding. Some I have taught with on various occassions, but no one has crossed my path in more ways than my friend Mickey Depre!
If you’ve been lucky enough to take any of her workshops or hear her lecture, or own one of her other books, you know exactly what I mean!
We met at the Gulf States Quilting Association a couple years ago. A month later we found ourselves meeting up again and teaching for the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. From there we found we were next-door-roomies at the Road to California quilt show in 2011!
I was lucky enough to have her drop in on me this past spring when I came to Illinois – and I got to meet her other hilarious half, her hubby Paul!
And now I get to be honored to give you the heads up on Mickey’s fabulous new book!
You know how *I* Love hexies --- well Mickey’s spin on it leaves me in the dust in so many ways. As her Pieced Hexies facebook page header states: A blank hexie is just a wannabe pieced hexie!
She has taken English paper piecing and set it on it’s ear!
The possibilities are endless!
In Pieced Hexies you will discover the 7 basics.
And from there discover ways to change those and watch them evolve into completely new designs.
Once the possibilities emerge, the ideas do not stop coming!
And in Mickey’s own words….
“A Hexie Quilt does not have to be entirely made of Hexies!
Use your Pieced Hexie motifs as Applique!”
I had a little fun making hexie collages of my favorite of Mickeys designs:
Don’t you love these?!
The techniques are unbelievably easy ---with fantastic results!
Pieced Hexies is due out any day now and Mickey is taking pre-orders on her website.
To celebrate Mickey’s release of Pieced Hexies with Kansas City Star, we are having a GIVE-AWAY!!
Drop me a comment below and I will draw a winner upon my return from South Carolina – I’m driving back home on Sunday and should be home in the evening ---if I’m too dead tired, maybe we’ll make it Monday Morning! LOL!
If your email address is not linked to your blogger account, or if you are signing in as ANONYMOUS you must leave your name and email address so we can contact you. If there is no email address on the person we draw, we will draw someone else!
I’ll be choosing one winner to win an autographed copy of Pieced Hexies direct from Mickey Depre!
I can’t wait to see the quilts you are going to make after seeing this book!
Good luck, Everyone!