We learned about this fun new book full of fresh and modern dresden designs and had to share it with you. Fiber artist Anelie Belden has taken the traditional Dresden Quilt design and created a new updated Dresden Design which are featured in her new book titled Thoroughly Modern Dresden published by C&T Publishing with a release date of June 2009. Not only are the designs modern but the construction is also updated to make the block sew together more successful and with a variety of design options.
In 2001, Anelie’s original design, Nature’s Gift, was featured in Kathy Sandbach’s book, Show Me How to Create Quilting Designs, published by C&T Publishing. She wrote a monthly ‘Block of the Month,’ article which appeared in the local newspaper the Amador Ledger Dispatch. Anelie also appears monthly as a guest speaker on the local TSPN TV Station, “Amador Live,” demonstrating quilting techniques.

And Anelie can been seen in as a guest on “The Quilt Show”, hosted by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, in episode 502 showing her technique for her template Dresden Plate. Get the book and then watch her on the show!