5,500 Quilt Block Designs

Author: Maggie Malone

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 454

View: 227

A must-have for every quilter: the ultimate pattern resource, with an astounding 5,500 blocks With 5,500 blocks to copy, adapt, and combine in countless ways, no quilter will ever have to run out of patterns anymore. Some designs are classics and taken from museum collections, handed from friend to friend, or kept in a family for many years. Each pattern is drawn on a grid showing the number of squares to the block which makes it easy to mix-and-match, because they all draft to the same size. The dazzling choices include a Premium Star, Double Pyramid, Strips and Squares, Farmer's Puzzle, Sunburst, Beggar's Blocks, and countless more. They're arranged by type--including 4-, 5-, and 9-patch patterns; circles and curves; octagons; diamonds; and 8-point stars--and all indexed alphabetically by name. There's even information on each block's source. As a special bonus Maggie Malone has included a section of Alphabet Patch Patterns to use for personalizing every block. No quilter can do without this book.

Love of Quilts

A Treasury of Classic Quilting Stories

Author: Cuesta Benberry

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 364

View: 367

There are more than 20 million quilters in the United States, and 78 percent of dedicated quilters read for pleasure. To reach this vast group, we've expanded our line of quilting books by bringing back "A Patchwork of Pieces, previously published in 1993. "Love of Quilts features twenty-eight entertaining short stories about quilts and quilters collected from the pages of classic magazines such as "Godey's Lady's Book, Harper's Bazaar, and "Good Housekeeping, introducing readers to the captivating worlds of quilters in other times and places. From courtings that nearly go astray to husbands and wives brought together by quilts to quilters obsessed with securing scraps, "Love of Quilts has something for every quilter. Fascinating fiction, these stories also provide important social history. This book also includes a bibliography of quilt fiction and a time line that lists American quilt fiction, plays, poems, and patterns published from 1845 to 1940.

Four Centuries of Quilts

The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

Author: Linda Baumgarten

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 356

View: 928

An exquisite and authoritative look at four centuries of quilts and quilting from around the world Quilts are among the most utilitarian of art objects, yet the best among them possess a formal beauty that rivals anything made on canvas. This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time. The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art. Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts and quilting for years to come.

Patchwork Patterns 318

Original Patchwork and Appliqué Designs by Kumiko Fujita

Author: Kumiko Fujita

Publisher:

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Category: Appliqué

Page: 80

View: 212

This fun and inspiring collection of 318 original patchwork and applique blocks from designer Kumiko Fujita shows off her talent for constructing detailed, realistic looking motifs with deceptively simple shapes."

The Needlecraft Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 198

This is the only needlecraft bible that covers everything you need to know The Needlecraft Book has more than 450 step-by-steps that demonstrate the key techniques of knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, patchwork, appliqué, and quilting with detailed photography and plenty of instructions. It demonstrates how to use the latest equipment and craft material and demystifies the terminology of needlecraft and patterns; as well as giving readers the confidence to master basic skills and progress to more challenging techniques. Tapping into the ever growing crafting trend, and packed with handy "galleries" of more than 160 popular stitches and patterns, The Needlecraft Book is perfect for every budding crafter.

American Quilts

The Democratic Art, 1780-2007

Author: Robert Shaw

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 183

This photographed book covers the historical panorama of quiltmaking in the United States, from the quintessential patterns to their cultural significance.--[Book jacket.].

American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940

The International Quilt Study Center Collections

Author: Marin F. Hanson

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 504

View: 572

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.

The Ultimate Book of Quilting Cross Stitch & Needlecraft

A Complete Practical and Inspirational Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Handiwork Techniques with Over 200 Step-by-step Projects and 1500 Photographs

Author: Lucinda Ganderton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fancy work

Page: 512

View: 515

The Quilt

Author: Elise Schebler Roberts, Helen Kelley, Sandra Dallas, Jennifer Chiaverini, Jean Ray Laury

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 352

View: 367

Your Guide to Creativity

Author: Jo-Ann Stores

Publisher: Meredith Books

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 360

View: 787

As the educational source for basic techniques, materials, and step-by-step guides with photos and illustrations, this comprehensive book contains more than 175 techniques that crafters, sewers, and home decorators will reference time after time.