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Linda Baxter Lasco
Linda is a fourth-generation, award-winning quilter who made her first quilt in 1966, which, as it turns out, wasn’t a quilt at all. Made of fabric squares and backed with flannel, it was “tied” with a zigzag stitch on her brand new, handy dandy, drop-the-feed-dogs Kenmore sewing machine. Store-bought binding completed the batting-less project, which was almost immediately ruined after some spilled cocoa led to an ill-advised run through a Clorox-laced washing machine cycle. She’s learned a bit since then.
Past and present roles in the quilting world include teacher, lecturer, and quilt shop staff member. She completed stints as program chair for the Artful Hands Quilt Guild and the Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild, Mansfield and Walpole, Massachusetts, respectively.
She volunteered and did public relations work for the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. For a number of years, she was the auctioneer at their New England Images quilt show and others of their fundraising events. Her idea of a good vacation is to pack up half her studio and head for the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center’s Quilting by the Lake—her favorite “quilt camp.”
As senior editor at the American Quilter’s Society since 2006, she has edited stand-alone patterns and scores of books. In addition, she has made quilts based on some of their authors’ patterns that were won by lucky shop owners at Quilt Market in Houston.
She makes quilts by commission and for charity, and has a rotating collection of UFOs. Something is always getting finished, but not as fast as things get started.
Linda currently lives in New London, New Hampshire. With her 99-year old mother’s longevity to go by, she suspects that she’ll be quilting for many years to come. She can be reached through AQS or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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