AQC Inspirations

The Quilted Garden: Design and Make Nature Inspired QuiltsAnother highlight from the Australasian Quilt Convention was the opportunity to meet the other tutors and to view their work. I especially enjoyed attending a presentation by Jane Sassaman in which she shared some slides of her inspirations, early work and creative environment.

Sassaman Lily BagOn my return home, I found this image of a tote bag that I made from Jane’s fabric and pulled out my copy of Jane’s book The Quilted Garden: Design and Make Nature Inspired Quilts (out of print but available as an e-book). What a fabulous book! it is packed with design and composition advice and technical guidance. When I first read it a few years ago, the photo of Jane’s tiny kitchen/studio made a big impression on me. These days, Jane has a new expansive studio – bright Mexican yellow with bolts of her fabric all over the place. You can lust over some studio photos in this blog post and this one.


  1. Those were some fun links! We have lots of Jane’s fabric at the shop I work in, but I hadn’t thought to look for a blog by her. I’m feeling very inspired. So many ideas, so little time!

  2. Brenda,

    What a delightful tote bag!

  3. What a HUGE studio!