Thirty years ago Eleanor Burns introduced
her first Quilt in a Day book, beginning a quilt making revolution. She
invited all types of sewers to participate in an age-old tradition using
her unique style; a diverse combination of cutting and sewing
applications which replaced scissors and templates with rips and strips,
bringing rotary speed to patchwork.
She also introduced an incredibly rapid stitching system, applying the
method of assembly line sewing to piecework. Her concise, step-by-step
directions were easy to grasp, allowing anyone to be successful at
making a quilt. Eleanor Burns gave quilt makers techniques that
compacted months into merely a day, a quilt in a day. Today, as she
continues to passionately devote herself to nurturing and motivating
thousands of want-to be quilters with needed self-confidence, her name
and techniques have become synonymous with quilt making.
Even though Quilt in a Day is thirty years old, it is so very
contemporary. From the Internet to her ongoing sales of that first book,
Eleanor continues to uniquely inspire thousand of quilt makers
worldwide everyday, one person at a time. Eleanor Burns and Quilt in a
Day will always be a big part of the patchwork community. All the pieces
of her life do work well together, so beautifully, bringing quilt making
an inspiring presence that was meant to be. With the continued help of
her son Orion and her sisters Judy and Patricia, she will keep bringing
people into every stitch of her life, encouraging them step-by-step
throughout her delightful patchwork path. So as Quilt in a Day
celebrates its 30th anniversary, you could say that Eleanor Burns has
quilt making nicely sewn-up.
Throughout her career she has published over 104 ‚ How-to quilt
books, developed an Eleanor Burns Signature Pattern Collection and
designed a variety of specialty rulers produced to aid the quilter in
successfully completing their quilt.
Eleanor's videos can now be viewed through thequiltingschool.com!
Click here to view Eleanor's Video Library
Click here to view Eleanor's quilt gallery