Gayle Bong - Author and Creator of Thirtysomething quilting
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NEW! The Thirtysomething Block Book

The Thirtysomething Block Book

More patchwork possibilities from Gayle Bong. Make traditional looking blocks using her Thitysomething techniques where 30° and 60° angles combine in square blocks. Version 2 of the Thirtysomething Square Up tool makes it even easier. Inside you will find step-by-step instructions to make the basic Thirtysomething unit and six related companion units used in over 100 new blocks. Use the cutting charts to make assorted blocks in 9”, 12” or 16”.  Be inspired by over 30 quilts to use the blocks in a sampler quilt or your own unique design.

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News from Gayle Bong

Hello and welcome to my website. It is spring in Wisconsin and I am eager to get outside for some fresh air and exercise in my garden. I hardly noticed the nasty winter we had because I was hard at work on “The Thirtysomething Block Book”.  This book is different from my other books because the patterns are for blocks, not quilts.  And like the first Thirtysomething books, I self-published this one. Wow, what a job. I did it and it is finally in my hands.

A new book always means new classes. Even though I have been teaching the same material for years I now offer a class dedicated to sampling all the new companion units to the basic Thirtysomething unit. I would be honored if you ask program chair of your guild to invite me to join you for a day or two of fun and learning.

Gayle BongMark retired last year and we acquired the oak woods across the street. We've been spending lots of time there putting in trails and clearing out invasive buckthorn and prickly ash. Soon the wildflowers will be in bloom and I won't be in the sewing room much. Its gotten harder to balance my quilting time with my home and husband. I want it all.  I am glad I don't have to make a choice because traveling to share my quilting with quilt guilds is still a passion. Be sure to say hi if we meet in quilt land and you can always visit by my blog to see what I am currently working on.

Thanks for stopping by.

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