Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 9 Cultural Fusion Quilts Blog Tour

I had given a lot of thought on each of the blogs and their authors to review my book. It is my pleasure to tell you all that Bonnie Hunter is hosting the tour for today. I am sure I am not the only one who thinks she is The Queen of scrap quilts, Am I?

Here is the reason why I had to ask her to host my tour. 

Couple of years back, I had the pleasure  of attending her lecture and presentation at our local guild Calico Cutters. Bonnie's quilts are as lively as she is in person. After the presentation I bought her book, Scraps & Shirttails II - Continuing the Art of Quilting Green. The tittle alone resonates with how I quilt most of the time. When I opened the book, I found quilts reminding me of India. I know you all are scratching your heads wondering about the connection between the traditional American quilts and India.

Here is the root connection.

I saw these patterns all over the country while growing up. Here is an image of centuries old temple in Rajasthan. Click on the picture to see the close up.

Walls and windows full of traditional quilt blocks! Can you imagine being in the middle of all this as a quilter? 

Click on the image and let me now how many quilt blocks you recognized.

They are hand carved with lot of variation within the pattern. When I see Bonnie Hunter's quilts, I think of patterns from India. When I see her scrappy quilts, I see them as tapestry of Indian landscapes. Bonnie teaches to use a pop of color to tie the entire quilt worth of blocks....What an amazing and effective concept!

It's like a man wearing an orange turban who stands out in crows of  hundreds of people on the street! 

I am honored that Bonnie agreed to host the tour. Go over to for your chance to win a copy of my book.

A reminder that lot of the previous hosts are still accepting comments on their blogs. Visit my friends if you haven't already and if you are here for the first time, you are in luck!

My talk with Pat Sloan is available to download. Click on the link below to listen in.

Tuesday December 2 Sujata Shah @ C&T Publishing  Open thru12/12

Friday December 5 Rachaeldaisy @ Blue Mountain Daisy  Open

Saturday December 6 Lori Dejarnett @ Humble Quilts  Open
Sunday December 7 Casey York @ The Studiolo   Open

Monday December 8 Malka Dubrawsky @ A Stitch in Dye   Open

Tuesday December 9 Sherri Lynn Wood @ daintytime Open

Wednesday December10 Bonnie Hunter @ Quiltville's Quips and Snips Today

Thursday December 11 Jake Finch @ Generation Q

Friday December 12 Jan Burgwinkle @ Be*mused

Saturday December 13 Janet Treen @ Quiltsalott

Sunday December 14 Lindsay Conner @ Lindsay Sews


  1. Absolutely love your work Sujata. I have visited some of the blogs and your use of color and design are very intriquing.

  2. Bonnies review is really fun!! I love seeing your photos of India.


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