Last week I was viewing "Mrs Schmenkman Quilts" blog and she highlighted a new book that is just in the process of being released. It's called "Hand Applique Quilts" by Tonye Belinda Phillips. I had never heard of Tonye before, so I checked out her web site. What wonderful things she has created for this book. Her style is whimsical, and I love the fun fabrics she uses for her applique. Of course I ordered it right away and my own copy came a few days later in the mail.
I've been e-mailing Tonye back and forth the last few days and she has been so helpful in answering my questions. I've been quite impressed with her personal nature. She has a studio in Sisters Oregon, and works quite closely with the staff at Stitchin Post Quilt Shop. Make sure to check out her site at www.tonyebelindaphillips.com