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Utility Quilting

Author : Carolyn Forster
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"Easy, stress free ways to quickly hand quilt your quilts"--Cover.

Pat Sloan s Favorite Techniques

Author : Pat Sloan
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Quilt designer and popular workshop teacher Pat Sloan shares pointers and projects for her favorite techniques: Mock Hand Appliqué, Needleturn Appliqué, Running Stitch Appliqué, Utility Quilting (using big stitches), Trash Bag Quilts (using new fabrics made from scraps), Calendar Quilts (with strips or blocks representing memorable time periods), and Stamping on Labels. 9 projects: Owl and Honey Bee Quilt, Honey Bee and Dragonfly Table Runner, Pomegranate Crossing Quilt, Fresh for the Picking Wall Hanging, Quilters in Paradise Wall Hanging, Seashell Tote, Puppies on Parade Quilt, Beauty from Scraps Quilt, and A Year in Memories Quilt. Pat Sloan's Favorite Techniques (Leisure Arts #4431)

Clues in the Calico

Author : Barbara Brackman
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In Clues in the Calico Barbara Brackman unveils a much-needed system for dating America's heirloom quilts. She tells how, by collecting and observing quilts and finally analyzing her computer file on close to 900 date-inscribed specimens, she arrived at the system. And through this telling she also imparts a colorful, stunningly illustrated history of quiltmaking along with a good bit of entertaining social history and the newest findings in textile research.

Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting

Author : Gina Perkes
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This essential guide to using a longarm machine includes easy-to-follow instructions to get you well on the way to mastery! In addition to marking tips and thread selection, you’ll also find detailed direction on planning and executing designs. Plus, the gallery section provides a treasure trove of inspiration! Featuring 40 original quilting designs, there’s something for both traditional and modern quilters at all skill levels.

Crazy Quilts

Author : Betty Fikes Pillsbury
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Textile artist and instructor Betty Fikes Pillsbury has won hundreds of awards for her homages to the elegance of Victorian crazy quilting. Grounded in traditional methods but crafted with elements of whimsy, each piece stands on its own as a work of art. In this definitive guide, Pillsbury shares her methods for piecing, embroidering, and embellishing. Her instructions equip readers at any level of quilting skill to use those techniques to express their own visions. Encouraging her readers to see functional and artistic possibilities beyond quilts (wall hangings, purses, and pillowcases are just some of the options), Pillsbury shows them how to make each work by hand, the slow cloth way. An inspiring primer for beginning and experienced quilters alike, this meticulously illustrated how-to book is far more expansive than previous guides. Pillsbury — a master of the form —shows us why crazy quilting belongs firmly in the twenty-first century.

RX for Quilters

Author : Susan Delaney-Mech
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Research confirms that simple sewing tasks lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Quilting and other stitching activities offer relaxation, calming rhythms, and healthy benefits. "Rx for Quilters" is just what the doctor ordered! Gentle, encouraging health advice from a quilter who is also an M.D. How to care for your body so your stitching life can be comfortable and pain-free. Avoid common injuries to your hands, wrists, neck, shoulders, and back. Improve fitness and manage weight with real-world tips for healthy eating and simple daily exercise. Maximize quilting time in a life busy with obligations to family, friends, employers, and yourself. Learn how hormonal shifts, pregnancy, aging, and personal injury or illness affect your stitching. Customize your work area at home, workshops, and retreats.

Utility Style Quilts for Everyday Living

Author : Sharon Holland
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Twelve well illustrated projects for everyday quilts range from table runners to a queen-sized quilt. Each fast-pieced stash-busting project is great for beginners, with skill-building design tips and suggestions throughout.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author : Carol Crown
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Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.

Nebraska Quilts Quiltmakers

Author : Patricia Cox Crews
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Features over one hundred quilts created from Nebraska's territorial period to the 1980s, with descriptions of the patterns, materials, and techniques and biographical sketches of the quiltmakers

Minnesota quilts

Author : Helen Kelley, Lee Sandberg, Greg Winter
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Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past is a unique treasury of exceptional quilts, fascinating quilters, and their stories from the Minnesota Quilt Project, whose members traveled the state for nearly twenty years, photographing and documenting quilts and interviewing quiltmakers. The result is a collection as varied and expressive as the makers themselves. From early pioneer days to the 1970s, these quilts, showcased in glorious full-color photographs, span a significant era of Minnesota and reflect our distinctive heritage. Whether you’re a quilter or someone who has a love of quilts and their history, this collection of Minnesota’s extraordinary patchworks will help you create connections with your past.

Kaffe Fassett s Museum Quilts

Author : Kaffe Fassett
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Kaffe Fassett's Museum Quilts showcases 20 new patchwork designs, all inspired by treasures from the world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum. Textile artist Kaffe Fassett breathes new life into old masterpieces by updating the colors and employing contemporary techniques. 200 illustrations & photos.

The Quilter s Resource Book

Author : Maggi McCormick Gordon
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The definitive book on quiltmaking traditions from around the world. Includes techniques for making sample blocks, also covers patchwork and applique traditions. More than 250 full-colour photographs of a full range of quilt designs.

The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting

Author : Linda V. Taylor
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Learn the basics of longarm quilting and longarm machines, plus the business of quilting and great new quilting designs!

Martha Skelton

Author : Mary Elizabeth Johnson
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An illustrated biography of one of Mississippi's most beloved artisans and teachers

Let s Quilt Our Colorado Town

Author : Carole Marsh
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Quilting On The Go Taking It Further

Author : Carolyn Forster
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Provides step-by-step instructions for eleven quilting projects that can be done in pieces.

Woodstock

Author : Janine Fallon-Mower
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Organized as a town in 1787, Woodstock has since been defined by a triangle of three distinct and powerful influences, weaving an uneasy balance: the legacies of the arts and crafts colony established at Byrdcliffe, the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival held in Bethel, and the people who live and work and raise families in the community. Woodstock provides a fascinating look at the community from the 1890s through the 1980s. With more than two hundred stunning images, it revisits the days when the center was simply a sleepy grass-covered village square. Shown are many buildings that no longer exist: the boarding homes, the icehouses, the bowling alley. The story captures the community as it passes through the arts-colony and music-festival years to become the busy tourist town it is today.

Let s Quilt Wisconsin and Stuff It Topographically

Author : Carole Marsh
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The Quilter s Legacy

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln'’s Dressmaker and the Elm Creek Quilts series comes a moving novel following a daughter’s search for her mother’s treasured heirlooms. When precious heirloom quilts hand-stitched by her mother turn up missing from the attic of Elm Creek Manor, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find them. From scant resources—journal entries, receipts, and her own fading memories—she pieces together clues, then queries quilting friends from around the world. When dozens of leads arrive via the Internet, Sylvia and her fiancé embark on a nationwide investigation of antique shops and quilt museums. Sylvia’s quest leads her to unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem. As the search continues, revelations surface about her mother, who died when Sylvia was only a child. As Sylvia recovers some of the missing quilts and accepts others as lost forever, she reflects on the woman her mother was, and mourns the woman she never knew. For every woman who has yearned to know the untold story of her mother’s life, and for every mother who has longed to be heard, The Quilter’s Legacy resonates with heartfelt honesty as it reveals what tenuous connections bind the generations, and celebrates the love that sustains them.

The Quilting Path

Author : Louise Silk
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Quilting is the miracle of giving new life and purpose to fabric scraps. It can rejuvenate your spiritual life too. We affirm that life is here and now in our quilting and its ability to enable our journey. It is the vehicle for our continuing movement along our lifetime of efforts. Our quilts allow both the goal and the process in one magnificent creation after another. Our quilting generates the perfect combination of faith with action, hope with realism, and the universal with the particular, so that we are blissful and grateful in our co - creation experiences. - from the Conclusion What can you learn about yourself through quilt making? What deeper symbolism can you find in the act of cutting and piecing? How can this simple activity help you make your way down a spiritual path? Delve into these questions and more in this imaginative book that will become your spiritual friend, your teacher and your sanctuary. Contemporary quilter Louise Silk takes you through her own quilting journey to discover how the process of making a quilt can be used to explore and strengthen your own spirituality. Each chapter introduces a universal human attribute organized according to the mystical tradition of Kabbalah, relates it to a personal life practice and then applies the attribute and the practice to an original quilt project. Anyone from the novice to the needlework expert - and from any faith tradition - will be nourished and gratified by the patchwork and appliqué experiences offered in this creative, engaging book. These ten projects, carefully designed for you, include: One - Patch Utility Quilt Log Cabin Quilt · String Pieced Pillows Straight Furrows Baby Blanket · Quilting Carry - all Bag · Patchwork Prayer Shawl Folk Art Appliqué Quilt · Remembrance Crazy Quilt · T - shirt Quilt Rail Fence Signature Tablecloth · Plus dozens of variations.