Maxine Rosenthal & Nancy Miller: One Block Wonders
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About the Event
Join us for a Zoom lecture with One-Block Wonder experts and best-selling authors Maxine Rosenthal and Nancy Miller. Their new book One-Block Wonder Panel Quilts: New Ideas; One-of-a-Kind Hexagon Blocks is scheduled to be released in Spring 2021. They will show us the endless ways to turn preprinted fabric panels into fabulous blocks. Maxine and Nancy have examples of how they have arranged One-Block Wonder hexagons around a panel and how they have blended hexagon colors into the panel. This includes simple piecing with no y-seams which results in gorgeous visual effects.
Maxine Rosenthal started quilting more than 30 years ago. She used to make clothing, but never anything as large or as time-consuming as a quilt. Before quilting Maxine had a career writing computer software and also learned furniture refinishing. She was commissioned to make a quilt for the movie Grumpier Old Men and still has a copy of the check from Warner Bros. Maxine started making kaleidoscope blocks with hexagons and octagons almost as soon as she began quilting. She made her first kaleidoscopic quilt for her daughter's ninth birthday.
Nancy Miller has been quilting for more than 30 years, making all types of quilts from traditional to kaleidoscopic to art and everything in between. Nancy has a self-diagnosed case of artistic-ADD. She quilts, sews, knits, crochets, spins her own yarns, weaves and beads. She works on many projects at one time, always anxious to start another using a new technique. Collecting materials for each of these endeavors is a hobby in itself. It is the creative expression that she craves.
Maxine and Nancy reside in Woodbury, Minnesota.