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First Ladies of America Quilt
About the Authors
To order The First Ladies of America Quilt Book, contact Ferrari of Denver or call 303-730-7340 (ask for Phyllis or the Boutique).
Carol Ann Waugh

Carol has written three books on quilting with her co-author Judith LaBelle. The first book, The Patchwork Quilt Design & Coloring Book was published in 1977 by Butterick Publishing. Based on the success of the first book (25,000 copies sold in the first two years), the authors were asked to write additional books. New Century Publishing published the next two books: Patchworking: A Quilt Design and Coloring Book and Quilter’s Precise Yardage Guide.

Since she began making quilts again in late 2005, Carol has had great recognition of her work—both for her traditional and art quilts. She has won several awards, completed two commissions, sold several of her pieces to art collectors and been juried into numerous exhibitions.

Phyllis McAllaster Stewart

Phyllis is a quilt maker, quilt designer and quilt collector. She comes from a long line of quilters and is fortunate to have quilts from her mother, grandmothers and great-grandmothers as well as great-aunts in her collections.

She enjoys designing quilts in both traditional and contemporary styles. She has made patterns that often reflect her love for her state of Colorado, including some with themes of mountains, animals and flowers. Most of her designs are made for friends and her own enjoyment.

Quilt making started for her about 30 years ago when she was pregnant with her first child, Lisa. It took off slowly with baby quilts and a few bed quilts, but as her two kids got into their teenage years, she began making many more, teaching quilting classes in her local quilt shops and finally even began showing a few in quilt shows. She has exhibited works in a bienniel exhibit at the Colorado State Capitol for the past 15 years.

Her love of quilting also has grown into collecting. She especially loves doll quilts and miniature quilts. One of her favorites is a late 1800s doll quilt that she bought at the Paris flea market. It’s made with a red Toile du Juoy on one side and blue and red homespun on the other. She also has the first doll quilt her mother ever made (at age nine—a nine patch, hand quilted in 1933).

Phyllis is available for lectures to quilt groups, schools and other venues.