During 2020 Ann Rutter & Sara Sueberling at Electric Quilt and I have been working on revising my indexes to pieced quilt patterns.
The published index started in 1979 with typed, xeroxed pages bound in a notebook.
Then Penny McMorris at Electric Quilt converted it to a PC compatible digital program BlockBase with digital drawings and the ability to draw any of the patterns any size.
That was a long time ago and computer operating systems change over the years so it became obsolete and out of print (so to speak.)
Last year Ann wondered if we could re-work the digital program to make it operate in both MAC and PC systems.
Let's do, says I. We added a bunch of new blocks that had been haunting me because they weren't in there in the first place. Lots of Laura Wheeler/Alice Brooks designs that I'd missed.
Alice Brooks, Bow Knot, 1940
I redrew them to clarify Alice's sometimes obscure seam lines.
Ann and Sara added them and redrew all the blocks.
Then, since we had such lovely new drawings, why not publish a new book? So Sara laid it out.
Page proof of Baskets with Appliqued Contents
The third edition of the book Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.
And YES---the program is MAC compatible.
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