Kim Brackett developed an interest in quilting in 1988 after admiring a collection of vintage quilts displayed in an antique shop. She began gathering tools, fabrics, and patterns and finally finished her first quilt 10 years later. Since then she has completed countless quilts, many of which have been featured in her books. Kim has written five books published by Martingale and has contributed her work to many others, as well as Martingale’s yearly wall calendars. Kim works full-time as a paralegal in Pensacola, Florida, and is a member of the Pensacola Quilters Guild.
Kim’s newest book Scrap-Basket Bounty: 16 Single-Block Quilts That Make Your Scraps Shine published Sep 18, 2018 has received rave reviews from industry professionals and quilters world-wide. Scrap Basket Surprises features 18 quilts, all made from 2-1/2″ strips, so this book is jelly roll friendly. Kim teaches you how to make your own scrap basket of strips from using stash fabrics, pre-cut strips, strip swaps and new fabrics. She also explains clever ways to sort and store the 2-1/2″ strips you will be collecting for your projects in the book.