Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bouquets for a New Day

The secret is out!

In late September, I was approached by The Quilt Show (Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson's online web community) to design a block-of-the-month quilt that they would feature during 2008. With such a short fuse, squeezing designing, making, and writing the pattern into my schedule was a challenge, but it was such a wonderful opportunity for me to share my love of quilting with others that... how could I say no?!! It also represented an opportunity for me to focus on a different venue: presenting patterns on-line, which opened a lot of new doors in "teaching" by allowing color photos to be incorporated into the pattern. As you can imagine, reproducing color photos is quite expensive in an "every day" pattern.

In Bouquets for a New Day, the patterns are all bouquets of flowers in baskets or vases, and a new one is to be posted on The Quilt Show website every month. The twelfth month will also include the setting instructions. To get the instructions for the patterns each month, you simply have to join The Quilt Show ( as a Star Member -- and on the first of each month, the pattern will be posted and ready for Star Members to print and make.

Below is a photo of the quilt - it is not quilted yet, but my good friend Denise will be taking care of that in the near future.

Bouquets for New Day (c)2007 Susan H. Garman

I hope the new year brings you great joy, terrific health, and much love.



  1. I'm taking the chance that you will see this comment no matter that it's given in January.

    I just d/l the first two files for this beautiful quilt from TQS site and couldn't be more pleased.

    Not to mention excited. *S* This will be such a wonderful project. Thx so much for creating it and doing it so well.

  2. This project is just so darn lovely!!!!! You did a great job on it! I am trying to decide what colors I will do mine in......oh the last thing I need is another project but this one is not to be missed! Count me in and congrats on such a beautiful design!

  3. Thank you all for your feedback - I felt so honored to be invited to create this for The Quilt Show!

  4. Yes Sue I have admired your wonderful quilt and wished that I could get the patterns.. this design is gorgeous.. your work is very admirable thanks for your time and energy making these lovely creations.

  5. Is there any way to get the pattern for the Twirly Balls and Pinwheels quilt and an older quilt, Bouquets for a New Day? I am a star member of the Quilt Show, but they no longer have the pattern.
    Also, I would like to ask for permission to Pin you on my Pinterest site:
    Thank you for the inspiration!!!!