Welcome to my web site! I am Anita
Hallock of Springfield, Oregon, author of quilt books published by Krause
Publishing. This site was updated July, 2003. Please tell your friends
about it, and pass on your suggestions to me at email@example.com.
Let me know if you'd like to be on the mailing list for my e-mail newsletter.
October 2, 2003 my colleague, Lennie Honcoop, published her
first pattern using Hot Ribbon. Check out Wine
in the Glass.
In September 2003 I added more examples of Potluck
Appliqué to this web page.
In June 2003 I first tried out my new Potluck
Appliqué idea on a group of quilters. The folks at my retreat
on the Oregon Coast loved the technique. I am now lining up workshops for
quilt guilds and will likely have this technique as the subject of my next
book. Hot Ribbon is perfect for finishing
edges of the shapes.
In May 2003 I created a new pattern for the Stitch
& Flip Pinwheels, the most popular version of the Woodpile
Blocks in Sizzling Quilts from a Simple Block.
If you are a teacher, you will be especially interested. This pattern is
similar to the quilt on page 39 of that book, but gives larger projects.
(There are calculations for 4 different versions, none of them duplicated
in the book-- take a look!)
In December 2002, I began experimenting with Hot
Ribbon, a new fusible ribbon from Japan. I wrote a 36-page introduction
to Hot Ribbon Art.
My husband George died of cancer in April 2002, in case you
knew him. I have had lots of support from my family, friends, and church,
so I am doing okay. I just haven't been writing or traveling much lately.
Fast Patch: A Treasury of Strip Quilts
is out of print and I don't know of any store or distributor which still
sells it. I buy any copies I find at smaller distributors. I try to keep
a few copies on hand, first come, first served.
Future books: I don't have
any books in the works right now (though I do have a lot of material generated
for more strip-piecing books, I am experimenting with appliqué and
Hot Ribbon instead. Later I will probably write books that combine strip-piecing
and applique/Hot Ribbon projects.
I don't use the post office box any more. My street address
740 North 21st
Springfield, OR 97477
On June 24-26,2004, we have our annual quiltmaking retreat
on the Oregon coast. See Retreats.
I develop interesting alternatives to traditional quiltmaking.
Instead of cutting and sewing hundreds of pieces of fabric, we work with
strips and use assembly-line techniques. Click on a technique you'd like
to see. [Material for my Tumbling Blocks weaving program Foxy Blocks is
pretty much sold out, so I'm not including that.]
I'll be glad to send books directly to you, but please
send your check first since I don't take credit cards. I autograph,
give discounts and include free goodies. I will also send wholesale orders
if I have sufficient inventory. Choose the title you are interested in:
To order Krause books with a credit card, use their web page,
I often do lectures and slide shows for quilt guilds
or other groups.
Check here for my Resume'.
Check here for info about Lectures:"Sizzling
Quilts from a Simple Block" and "Fast Patch Goes Straight,"
plus general information about fees, etc.
I also teach hands-on classes for stores, quilt guilds,
recreation departments, etc. Check Workshops
for class descriptions. For three days of classes on the Oregon coast,
go to Retreats.
If you would like to take a class in my techniques from
a local teacher, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll refer you to a local teacher, if I know of one.
If you are a quilt teacher, I encourage you to teach
my techniques in your own area. Let me know of your plans. Send an e-mail
to email@example.com. I may
be able to create a customized flyer or supply list for you or refer students
I have a new 40-page book called "Answers
& Extras" for teachers of techniques in my Sizzling Quilts... book..
I am giving you much of the information here on this web site.
Every June Nancy Foisy and I sponsor a 3-day Oregon
Coast Quiltmaking Retreat. Some years we also retreat in October to
beautiful western Massachusetts. My daughter, Betsy Hallock Heath,
lives in the Berkshires and helps with that event. Please check out my
Unfortunately, there are minor errors in Sizzling Quilts
from a Simple Block. Please check Errata for
corrections. Please notify me of mistakes you find.
Updated July 2003
©2003 by Anita Hallock