admin September 12th, 2011
Blue Nickel Studios is the quilt and textile arts design studio of Scott Hansen, who has been quilting in one way or another for over 20 years. Mostly self-taught, Scott has found his bliss in the needle and cloth and the glorious combinations of color in this medium. Up until recently quilting has been a hobby/private-endeavor, however in the last few years or so he has had his quilt designs and articles published in many magazines and books and online with major fabric manufacturers, with plans to have many more in the future. He graduated from Washington State University with honors in English, but quilting and textiles are his passion.
Throughout the years, Scott’s aesthetic has continued to evolve from very country, traditional roots into a more modern contemporary design into what he has dubbed under the Blue Nickel Brand as “Urban Folk—Modern Design, Timeless Style.”
Scott’s first book of quilt designs is due out sometime in 2012-13. Currently he is working on that book as well as series of individual patterns. Designing his own fabric and writing more books are also on the docket for the future. He also currently serves on the staff of Generation Q Magazine an upcoming online and soon to be print publication for the modern and contemporary quilters of the world.
Scott is slated (and honored) to be teaching at the Sisters, Oregon Annual Quilters’ Affair in July 2012 and is available for trunk show lectures and workshops on a limited basis. Please contact him for availability and fees at email@example.com
crossroads in Quilter’s Home June/July 2011
Starstruck block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from today’s top designers Vol 3 Summer 2011
Brick House I on the cover of Quilter’s Home April/May 2011
Wallflower in Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts spring2011
Brambles (article) in Quilter’s Home Feb/March 2011
Northwoods Snowflake in Quilters Newsletter Dec/January 2011
Merry and Bright Stars in Quilter’s World December 2010
Building 312 in Quilter’s Home October/November 2010
Three quilts and nice write up in Men and the Art of Quiltmaking by Joe Cunningham, 2010
Mentioned in Modern Quilting Article by name in Quilter’s Home June/July 2010
Lantern Bloom in Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts Spring 2010
Lime Grape Fizz in Quiltmaker March/April 2010
Holiday Paper Chains featured in Quick Quilts Winter 2010
Star-crossd Love block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from today’s top designers Vol. 1 Winter 2009
Starry, Starry Night. Original Blue Nickel Studios quilt created specifically for the cover of the book Oh My Stars by Marci Baker Spring 2009. Quilt is an original Blue Nickel Studios design using an inspiration prompt from Marci.
Split Pea Soup. Original Blue Nickel Studios quilt design in Fons and Porter’s Simple Quilts Fall 2009.
Cowboys and Indians. Original Blue Nickel Studios quilt design featured in Quilter’s Home Jan/Feb 2008 issue.
The following are some of his online patterns developed for various fabric companies. These and more also avaialable here.
The following are quilts created by Scott testing the patterns of Sara Nephew. These quilts are in the following books.
Fire Garden. Scott’s quilt using Sara Nephew’s Fireworks pattern featured on both the front and back of the book Not Your Grandmother’s Flower Garden, as well as page 66. Summer 2008
Not Your Typical Hawaiian Quilt, Dance of the Snow Queen, and Hiram’s Valentine Circa 1933. All three of these quilts by Scott for Sara Nephew’s book Serendipity Quilts. Found on pages 59, 64, and 61 respectively. 2004. Serendipity Quilts is currently out of print.
Anchors Aweigh.Both of these quilts by Scott for Sara Nephew’s book Quilted Adventures. Found on pages 33 and 31 respectively. 2003.
Garden Blocks. This was Scott’s first quilt created for one of Sara Nephew’s books. This quilt is on page 29 of the Big Book of Building Block Quilts. 2001.