Jean Ann Wright has been making quilts for over 50 years. 

Jean Ann WrightShe is former editor of international quilting magazine QUILT as well as The Quilting Quarterly publication for the National Quilting Association. She has written numerous books, published over 30 patterns, designed numerous custom trim tools and is currently a consultant to several major fabric manufacturers. When teaching, she encourages her students to avoid the safe choices and instead see what new images they can create when they step out of their comfort zone. More about Jean Ann »

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Baskets organize things, they collect things, they gather things. They also provide inspiration for quilters who have designed many basket patterns.I have always loved basket quilts as have many quilters now and in generations past. The flower basket quilt shown above is a simple basket and the appliqué flowers in the basket were fussy cut from the border fabric. The quilt and pattern are in the first Circle of Nine book that my sister, Janet Houts, and I wrote together. I