Monday, April 13, 2009

Quilts, BABY!


I was very excited last week when the mail carrier brought me my preview copy of the new Quilts, BABY! book, published by Lark Books and edited by Linda Kopp. I am so happy to be one of the artists included in this truly delightful book, due to be released in May. Loaded with fun baby quilting projects, including blankets, crib bumpers, and art work for the nursery, the projects are hip and fun! The whole layout from writing to illustrating is just wonderful!


I have three small embroidered wall hangings featured in the book, shown on pages 107 to 113. (That little baby photo is me!)


I adore the illustrations found throughout the book.

These are photos of my three featured quilt projects...


"River"


"Morning Glory"


"Ho Jo Space Spores"

And don't feel you have to have a baby in your life to enjoy this book. I think all of the projects, techniques, and ideas in Quilts, BABY! could be enjoyed by any age. It's a wonderful resource for anyone just starting to get their tootsies wet in the world of quilting, and great inspiration for experienced "swimmers" as well!

36 comments:

nicolette said...

Congratulations Victoria!! Love your projects! The book looks wonderful. I saw a gleam before on Syko’s blog. It’s a must-have!

Jackie said...

Congratulations. It looks stunning. I hadn't enlarged a picture before and can now see that you use matching thread and satin stitch. Your machine control is amazing, no puckering and such even handstitches. I am in awe.

Fog and Thistle said...

Big congratulations!! I'm thrilled for you!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic and the quilts are wonderful. You are right they don't necessarily have to be for a baby.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! How very exciting. Judging from the cover of the book the insides have to be equally delightful.

High Desert Diva said...

Congrats! Love the baby photo!

shellysquilts said...

V, You ROCK! Your work makes my skirt fly up! Congratulations! Your work is fantastic, fun and insprirational. Kudos to you, my friend. It is much deserved. Happy sewing!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh just look at that adorable little photo of you! How cute! Congrats on being featured in that lovely looking book! Well done you! That 'Ho Jo Space Spores' quilt is super! Hope the beginning of your week is off to a good start. You'll have lots of energy I imagine from all of the chocolate you gobbled up over the Easter break :D

connie said...

Congrats!! This book looks incredible. I have not seen a Lark Art book that I did not have to have and this looks like a must have. Your mini quilts are so wonderful. I have been going to them regularly on your etsy site for inspiration.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

That is awesome! I am so happy for you. I particularly like "River."

Dorrie said...

How exciting for you! I agree, the designs appear to be perfect for all types of projects. I may have to request it for my birthday. . .oh, honey. . .

Veronica said...

Hello. I am from Argentina, do not speak Englishman, am in love with your blog, you are an artist, I congratulate you and invite to my blog, a greeting. Vero

bascom hogue said...

Once again your work has received the recognitoin it deserves. Bravo for you, Victoria.

Beate Knappe said...

Congratulations Victoria!

Colleen MacDonald said...

You are SUCH a rock star! I bow to you, oh Queen of awesome quilts!

Deirdre said...

Oh yeah you! And I love the color palette!

And today's word verification is a swear word if you say it out loud. How interesting. LOL!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Congratulations! I love your contributions - such fun embroidery and so very inspirational :)

Mal* said...

Wowie! I love the circles and the embroidery. Very book-worthy indeed, and hardly baby-only.

Love it!

Carol E. said...

Super cool! Congratulations!

Fer said...

Oh wow, that's soooo cool!!

How about that, my baby is due in May - what perfect timing!!

Amy C said...

Yeah for you, this book looks amazing and the detailed photos of your pieces look stunning.
Congratulations, I cant wait to see for myself.
I didn't know that about the upside down stamps - that's so cool

please sir said...

You are quilt famous! That is so neat - congrats! Your work deserves it!

picciolo said...

hey, congratulations!! Your pages look wonderful, what an exciting day for you
: )

Kayla coo said...

This looks wonderful,congratulations! xx

blazedanielle said...

Wonderful!! Your pieces are so beautiful and detailed! I have some of my new fabric pieces up on the blog, and would love to have you see them, as you are very familiar with fabric! Congratulations!!

bekhy said...

Those are amazing; I've always admired the work featured in your banner, and these featured in the book are similarly cool. Congrats!

Michelle said...

YAY!! Congrats!

littlebyrd said...

I was not at all surprised that you are you in this!!! Congrats - that is really cool.

syko kajsa said...

Yay! I'm so proud to be in this book with you Victoria! I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I really like the style of this book! I'm pretty sure it will be a success :) (and hopefully bring some traffic to our shops too...)

Cicada Studio said...

UGH! it's taken me forever to get here to comment!

These spore designs are what attracted me to your work to begin with, so I'm happy to see they have received the full glory they deserve in this beautiful book. Huge congrats! How nice to add to your collection, too. XO!

Lauri said...

Must. Have. This. Book!

Congratulations on being in it! The whole book looks like lots of fun. I can't believe I have to wait for May! lol!

Anyway-I purchased one of your art quilts from your etsy shop, and just now found your blog. I love it, and I love your work, also!

karen said...

Well done! Very much deserved recognition.

g said...

congratulations!!!

I love that your designs are beautiful, fun & youthful but not smack you over the head baby-ish :)

what lovely heirlooms they will make...

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh, I am in love with those colours and that Spores piece! Congratulations.

the Campfollower said...

YAY!!!!! I just ordered this book from Amazon. I am so thrilled you are one of the featured artists! Well Done!

Jaimee said...

Congratulations!!!
How exciting!!!