How long have you been sewing/quilting?
When did you first start brainstorming this creative book collection?
Your illustrations in the book are outstanding, was integrating illustrations into the project artwork part of the original concept?
What is your favorite project in the book? Ok, you can pick the top two.
As you might guess, depending on the day, I have a different answer. At this moment, I’m particularly fond of my Candy Dot quilt and my Prehistoric Portrait Painting, because they’re both comically over the top, fun, and are good reminders to not take everything so seriously.
It all started when I was in elementary school and ordered “Louis Braille” from my Scholastics book flyer. That book, which I still have to this day, had raised braille dots embossed into the back cover and I’d spend a great deal of time running my fingers across the letters and thinking about what Louis’ life might have been like. Having a brother with disabilities has always made me very sensitive to the challenges people can face. Aside from being enraptured with the brilliance of Braille’s alphabet system, I was also amazed at its graphic perfection being logical, functional, universal, yet simple all at the same time.
Any other info you’d like to share with quilters & seamstresses of all skill levels?
Leave a comment telling us which project you are most looking forward to in Samarra’s new book? Open internationally, however if winner lives outside of the US, they will receive a promo code to purchase the ebook version free of charge. US winner will receive a hard copy. The random winner will be selected October 26.
- 09/14/15: C&T/Stash Books
- 09/16/15: Generation Q Magazine
- 09/18/15: Sew Timeless
- 09/21/15: The Fire Science Blog
- 09/23/15: Art School DropOut
- 09/25/15: Craft Buds
- 09/28/15: Pellon
- 09/30/15: Crafty Planner
- 10/02/15: Modern Handcraft
- 10/05/15: Imagine Gnats
- 10/07/15: May Chappell
- 10/09/15: Nancy Zieman
- 10/12/15: Dritz
- 10/14/15: Spoonflower
- 10/16/15: Sew Sweetness
- 10/19/15: Aurifil
- 10/21/15: Accuquilt
- 10/23/15: Schmancy Toys
- 10/26/15: Samarra Khaja
Bye for now,