"Diana created a warm, down-home country feeling with her choice of Kansas Trouble fabrics by Moda. Her quilt fulfills a drem of driving down country roads in America's heartland. It's perfect to snuggle under by the fireplace on a cold winter day"--Page 4 of cover.
Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways and rural back roads in the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grassroots arts movement started not many years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and interest in local heritage and history. Brilliant barn quilts, are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings thoughout farm country and even in towns and cities. This book is an opportunity for you to create your own color design patterns as you relax and enjoy this current coloring book fad. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilts. Barns are vital to the econonmic well-being of the rural community and the rural area. Handmade quilt provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artisitic expression. Plus, tourism is an important part of barn quilt projects. Have fun coloring 48 different barn quilt blocks found around the United States.
The heart of every working farm and ranch, the barn is an icon of rural America. This book chronicles ? and celebrates ? all the main types, and looks at how these treasures of early American architecture developed. It explains how a wealth of immigrant construction methods and range of environments and climates resulted in a fascinating variety of barn styles in the United States, from the earliest rare Dutch examples to simpler English types and others in more surprising shapes (round or even polygonal) crafted by the Shakers in the 1800s. It highlights the most notable, famous and historic barns that the reader can visit, and features the efforts of conservation groups to preserve America's barns and find innovative ways to repurpose these glorious old structures as homes and studios ? and as living monuments of rural heritage.
Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.
Harlem Love Story: eine junge Liebe gegen die Willkür einer weißen Justiz »Jeder in Amerika geborene Schwarze ist in der Beale Street geboren. Die Beale Street ist unser Erbe. Dieser Roman handelt von der Unmöglichkeit und von der Möglichkeit, von der absoluten Notwendigkeit, diesem Erbe Ausdruck zu geben. Die Beale Street ist eine laute Straße. Es bleibt dem Leser überlassen, aus dem Schlagen der Trommeln den Sinn herauszuhören.« James Baldwin Dies ist die Geschichte von Tish und Fonny, 19 und 22, und ihrem Kampf gegen die Willkür einer weißen Justiz. Der traurig-schöne Song einer jungen Liebe, voller Wut und doch voller Hoffnung. Ist das Gefängnissystem die Fortsetzung der Sklaverei unter anderen Vorzeichen? Beale Street Blues von James Baldwin strahlt grell in unsere Gegenwart.
Zwei Hochzeiten und ein Todesfall Benni hat alle Hände voll zu tun, denn sowohl ihre beste Freundin Elvia als auch ihre Großmutter Dove heiraten. Und dann sind da auch noch die Koffer von Maple Sullivan, die Benni für das Museum begutachten soll. Die junge Journalistin soll in den Vierzigerjahren ihren Ehemann erschossen haben und verschwand danach spurlos. Doch als Benni Maples Tagebücher und Briefe liest, ist sie sich sicher, dass die junge Frau ihren Mann nicht umgebracht hat. Sie fängt an nachzuforschen und stößt auf eine große Liebe und ein dunkles Geheimnis ...
Applique Patterns for 50 States & Washington, D.C., Mix & Match to Create Lasting Memories
Author: Debra Gabel
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
—Each postage stamp design reflects the unique qualities of every state in the Union plus the nation's capital —Raw-edge fusible applique makes the layered patterns quick and easy to complete —6-inch quilt blocks can be enlarged to any size via the included pattern CD —Make a fun souvenir block for your home state and every state you've visited Print Patterns Any Size from CD. Quilt a travelogue of your adventures across the country! Every state is represented in a realistic pictorial landscape that shows off state flowers and animals, national landmarks, and the scenery that make each state special. These applique designs are a great way to use favorite fabrics from your stash and treasured scraps to sew up vacation memories.
Mug Rugs, das sind genähte oder gepatchte Tassen-Teppiche oder Becheruntersetzer. Hier werden nun ganz unterschiedliche Modelle zum Nacharbeiten vorgestellt: individuell mit appliziertem Namen oder in Tassen- oder Cupcake-Form.
The American Museum in Britain's textile collection is recognised not only as the finest collection of American textiles in Europe but also as one that is equal to many collections in the United States. In addition to carpets, embroideries and furnishing
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has remarked, “Much of the social history of early America has been lost to us precisely because women were expected to use needles rather than pens.” This book, part of the multivolume series of the International Quilt Study Center collections, recovers a swath of that lost history and shows us some of America’s treasured material culture as it was pieced and stitched into place. American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870–1940 examines the period’s quilts from both an artistic and a historical perspective. From pieced block to Crazy style to Colonial Revival examples, as well as one-of-a-kind creations, the full array of style and design appears in this book covering seven decades of quiltmaking. The contributing authors provide critical information regarding the modern and anti-modern tensions that persisted throughout this era of America’s coming of age, from the Civil War to World War II. They also address the textile technology and cultural context of the times in which the quilts were created, with an eye to the role that industrialization and modernization played in the evolution of techniques, materials, and designs. With full-color photographs of over 587 quilts, American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 offers a new visual and tactile understanding of American culture and society, bridging the transition from traditional folk culture to the age of mass production and consumption.
Author: Lark Books,Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Presented on these exquisite pages are the most innovative quilts being designed today, all selected for the world-class 15th biennial international juried quilt exhibition. For 30 years, the exhibition—which travels throughout America—has served as a showcase for contemporary quilt artists who expand the boundaries of the craft. Large, spectacular color photographs and the artists’ commentary will fill home quilters with inspiration. All the pieces are genuine artworks meant for display, and they set the standard and serve as the model for other art quilts. Innovative and complex, they reveal themselves slowly and reward you with new insights each time you take another look. From computer-generated images to abstract patterns to human figures, these designs are rich in metaphors, stories, and historical tradition.