Celebratory Giveaway!

September 19, 2014

When I boarded a plane in 2001 headed for Saudi Arabia, I had no idea what the next number of years would bring my way.

And never did I dream that it would include the talented, VERY talented, Philippa Naylor.

If you don’t know who Philippa Naylor is, you can check out her website  www.philippanaylor.com

In one of her classes, she taught us how to draft our own pattern with templates and curves. Here is my project from that class.



Philippa was so very kind and generous with her talent. She taught us her techniques methods and shared her invaluable advice.

But, oh the quilts!

One of my very favorite memories of my time spent in Saudi has to be Philippa’s award winning quilts. She would show us her quilts in progress. She shared how they came to be. And to have witnessed her incredible talent and then to share in the excitement as she won a number of times at the Paducah Quilt show was just so special.  Of all those beautiful quilts that Philippa has in her gallery, I am thrilled to say that I have seen four of them in real life. And they are exquisite!

I am excited that Philippa has just finished writing her second book Applique Mastery. Her books contain beautiful photos and detailed easy to follow directions.

To celebrate all things Philippa, I am giving away a copy of her latest book!



To enter, please leave a comment telling me which of Philippa’s quilts is your favorite from her gallery here

Contest closes Sunday, September 21 at Midnight, MST

I will use a random number generator to select the winner.

Good luck!

And the winner is Cheryl Fricker! Congratulations!



Organized under Celebrations, Giveaway, Philippa Naylor.

5 comments... (add a comment)

  1. Hi Amie!
    How gorgeous your quilt is! I’m such a novice at quilting that I often have a hard time getting the straight lines to match up, never mind curves lol That’s why so many of mine are my own patterns and folk-artish, so that I can easily hide my imprecision 😉 As for Phillippa’s quilts, I’m not sure I can choose just one. They’re all absolutely stunning! I think it’s going to be a tie for me between Flower Power, and White Gold. I also love Garden Party, but the other two would be my first choices. I cannot imagine how long it takes her to complete one of these. Breathtakingly gorgeous stitchwork on all of them, and her use of color is inspired. Thanks for sharing, and it’s nice to hear from you! :)) <3

  2. Jacki Seifert

    Hello There,

    I can see Phillipa has inspired you by looking at this beautiful image of your work. Thanks for sharing.
    I have made a few attempts at putting a quilt together only to get discouraged by how uneven and shaggy the final product turned out to be. My endeavors have left me with many unfinished projects sitting in a box somewhere.
    Phillippa’s work is something I can only dream about. Her quilts are amazingly detailed and beautiful in color. Which brings me to my favorite’s:

    Diamond Dust really spoke to me because of the purples and the design. This one is my favorite.

    Flower Power and Garden Party are running close by a thread.


  3. Janice

    I love all of Phillipa’s quilts. She brings such colour to her designs.

    I like “Rainbow Drops.” I can just see a child or a child-at-heart running through the rainbow grasping for the droplets!

  4. cheryl Fricker

    Amie: What a great way to start today – a note from you and a glimpse back at Philippa’s work and inspiration. My favourite quilt of her’s is the orange and lime green (long before lime green was popular) and she called it “Abandoned Family” I think!!
    Love your blog!

  5. Tamara

    You have inspired me to finish my “curved pieces” from Phillipa’s class. I am so fortunate to have been able to take some of her classes – she is definitely a master of quilting.

    It is so hard to choose a favorite – love her Diamond Dust, I think it’s the last one I saw in person before she left Saudi. And Garden Party is very tempting. But, I’m going to have to go with Rainbow Drops, loving the bright colors.

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