Several Quilt Markets ago, I was introduced to Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts by Lissa Alexander, Marketing Director for Moda Fabrics. Edyta’s quilts are amazing. She has a unique knack for combining batiks with traditional fabrics to create her designs. Her applique is beautiful, her piecing exact and her designs are fun. We have worked with her designs in several of our issues, including her latest, Michigan Crossroads, in Jan/Feb ’10.
“Hi! I’m Edyta Sitar, but you can call me doll, honey or sweetheart which is what my husband calls me since he can’t pronounce my name correctly. You may think you’ve seen me on Dancing with the Stars….I may have the same name, but I assure you I don’t have any moves. One thing I can do is quilt!
Seriously, you may know me as the designer for Moda’s Laundry Basket Quilts collections. I have designed several collections and corresponding patterns which you can view on my website . My most recent collection, which is available in shops now, is the Close to My Heart collection which I have dedicated to my friends and fellow quilters. On one piece in the collection, you will find sentimental notes about friendships. My new book, Friendship Triangles, published by Landauer Publishing, is a book on fun fabric exchanges using half square triangles. So, now you know three things about me; I’m funny, I love quilting with my friends and I’m inspired by my friendships. Quilting is my true passion and I’m thankful everyday that it’s my profession too!
My most recent projects for Quiltmaker were a block in the 100 Blocks special issue and Michigan Crossroads in the Jan/Feb. 2010 issue. I love sharing my favorite quilting projects through magazines to help inspire others to reach for a needle and thread and start stitching.”