Rail Through the Rockies, Debra Wagner, 1991
This month's Past Perfect quiltmaker is
Debra Wagner who won many prizes and wrote
several books in the 1990s.
Her specialty 25 years ago was difficult-to-piece designs
and she adapted many classic patterns to machine quiltmaking.
Inspired by the cover of the Texas project book:
January, 1994 cover quilt
She won three first place prizes in AQS contests at the time.
In 1994 she published her techniques of piecing
circles, Striplate Piecing, combining rotary cutting and template piecing.
A few quilt blocks from the book.
There were 20 circle patterns.
She was also an innovator in machine quilting.
She definitely had an impact on the next
generation of machine quiltmakers.
Ohio Bride's Quilt
All Quilt Blocks Are Not Square:
Innovative Piecing and Quilting of Hexagons, Triangles
Circles weren't the only ideas she adapted.
If you are looking for a challenge, Debra Wagner's books might be just the inspiration and information you need.