2014 Summer Book Club: Beyond Neutral by John Q. Adams

Welcome to the first ever Fat Quarter Shop Summer Book Club! 
The first book on our reading list is coincidentally our June Book of the Month, Beyond Neutral by John Q. Adams aka Quilt Dad! (Btw! this book is 20% OFF until the end of June).  John encourages us to be bold in our fabric choices and color selection and to look "beyond neutrals." In this book, he created sixteen original quilts that do not use creams or whites as the neutral background color, but instead the colors of nature as his neutral palette. The quilts are cleverly divided into five elements of nature, Wind and Sky; Earth; Water; Leaves and Grass; and Lava, Coral, and Stone. Here are some of our favorites from each element.

Wind and Sky: Glacier Bay
Earth: Katmai
Water: Pacific Crest

Leaves and Grass: Fallen Timbers
Lava, Coral and Stone: Pinnacles
Watch Quilt Dad as he talks about Beyond Neutral during our trip to the 2014 Spring International Quilt Market!

It's time for our 2014 Summer Book Club giveaway! We are giving away a stash of books to ten lucky winners from now until the end of August. To enter, comment below and let us know, how will you go Beyond Neutral in quilting? One winner will be picked each week and all the winners will be announced August 26th. Good Luck and happy quilting! 

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