We are thrilled to announce that Fourth & Sixth Designs is venturing down a new path! Selfishly we are sad to announce that Mary Hoover is retiring. However, we cannot think of more deserving individual that should have the time to enjoy the relaxing moments in life and quilting as a hobby! Don’t Panic! You will still find all of our patterns available through the Fourth & Sixth Designs website. And of course we will continue to provide the utmost in customer service to all of our wonderful patrons!
If Nothing Ever Changed, There’d Be No Butterflies
Barbara has launched her own pattern company, her exciting new designs are located on her website, barbarapersing.com! There’s no doubt that the quality of her patterns will remain top notch since she is fortunate to have Mary as her instruction writer and technical editor. You didn’t think Barbara could totally let her go, did you?! Throughout this new endeavor Barbara will remain true to her first love of designing dynamic quilts and creating the batiks that gives life her work.
Customer Reviews for StrataVarious Quilts:
I am Inspired!
I love this book! The technique is fascinating and it produces beautiful quilts as well as backgrounds for layered designs. I will reproduce a couple of the book’s quilts but, more importantly, I will use the technique for other projects. I am inspired! — Judith Collins / Birmingham, AL
I am so delighted by this book. Mary Hoover and Barbara Persing are such talented sisters. Their eye for creativity gives an incredible depth to a traditional art. This is a must buy for anyone interested in quilting! — Mary Martin / Haddonfireld, NJ
A great book. Very different from what I usually see. The quilts look like art quilts when they are completed, but they are so easy. You create “stratas” by piecing together strips, then cut squares or triangles to create the quilts. A really great concept and presented very well — clear instructions and illustrations. — A. Bryson / Brooklawn, NJ
Beginner to Advanced Quilters!
This book is great — it has directions for ALL of the quilts in the book, unlike many other quilt books. The directions are clear, easy to follow, and you can tell that the people writing it actually know how to create what they are writing about. Definitely recommend it to anyone from beginner to advanced! — Laura / Thomasville, NC