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Make a Quilt in a Day: Log Cabin Pattern
Eleanor Burns
0922705984
February 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The Log Cabin design dates back to the time of the pioneers and is one of the most popular quilting patterns today with its traditional red center representing the heart or the hearth of the home and the stripes around the center representing the logs of the cabin.


Quilts of Gees Bend (CL)
William Arnett
0965376648
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Gee's Bend, Alabama, is a hamlet of 750 residents, most of whom are the descendants of slaves from the former Pettway plantation (and bear the surname Pettway), who during the New Deal purchased farms from the government. For much of the last century, the women of Gee's Bend have produced some of the most striking examples of American vernacular art, sharing them among the community and storing them within their homes. Aside from a brief stint of notoriety during a Civil Rights-era "Freedom Quilting Bee," this catalogue, accompanying an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, marks the work's entry into the public sphere. Founded by art collector William Arnett and Jane Fonda, the nonprofit Tinwood Alliance devotes itself to the cultural legacy of Gee's Bend,...


An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler: The First Three Novels in the Popular Series
Jennifer Chiaverini
074326018X
October 2003
Hardcover
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Review
The Dallas Morning News Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts books...have become classics of their kind.
Earlene Fowler Author of Sunshine and Shadow Full of homespun wisdom and the joys and sorrows shared by women everywhere.
Publishers Weekly Chiaverini's prose...like the needlework she portrays, proves intricate, lovely, comforting, and uniquely American.
Midwest Book Review Rich in period detail and showcasing characters who...live life to the utmost....A heartwarming series.
Sandra Dallas Author of The Persian Pickle Club Heartwarming. You'll discover friendship here, and you'll learn a thing or two about quilting.

Review
The Dallas Morning News Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts books...have become classics of their kind.

Earlene Fowler Author of Sunshine and Shadow...



Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Bowls
Linda Johansen
1571202390
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Attention quilting, sewing, and craft enthusiasts: These five delightful fabric bowl projects make perfect gifts! Choose from the Easy Round Bowl, Fast Square Bowl, and other simple shapes, all ready to create in an array of fabrics and colors. Projects use simple-to-find materials and are completely washable and reversible.

About the Author
Linda Johansen lives in Corvallis, OR.


The Christmas Quilt
Jennifer Chiaverini
074328657X
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Chiaverini, author of the Elm Creek Quilts novels, delivers a rich holiday tale that predates last year's Master Quilter, also set during the Christmas season. Sylvia Compson, née Bergstrom, 77, is determined to make it the dullest holiday ever at Elm Creek Manor, to which she returned, a year and a half ago, after 50 years of estrangement. Her Bergstrom relatives are gone; her memories of Christmas past are fraught. But young Sarah McClure, Sylvia's partner in the quilting camp that's brought Elm Creek back to life, wants to spend Christmas with Sylvia—and she wants it tinsel strewn. Home is here now, not with the mother who dislikes Sarah's husband, Matt. Sylvia reluctantly agrees to visit the trove of ornaments in the attic. As the women discover an unfinished Christmas quilt, a mixed bag of...


Mariner's Compass Quilts
Judy Mathieson
1571203001
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
• 2 projects with clear, step-by-step instructions• 13 full-size patterns—no need to enlarge! America’s expert on the classic mariner’s compass quilt design has an all-new method—a freezer paper foundation. It sounds funny, but since the quilter doesn’t have to sew through the paper, the foundation is reusable—and crafters will certainly want to reuse it for the two step-by-step projects and thirteen full-size patterns, featuring geese, checkerboards, and more

About the Author
Judy Mathieson has been teaching quiltmaking since 1977; her quilts often appear in top quilting publications and juried shows. A respected lecturer and quilt judge, she lives in Sebastopol, CA.


Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
Jacqueline L. Tobin
0385497679
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
When quiltmaker Ozella McDaniels told Jacqueline Tobin of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code, it sparked Tobin to place the tale within the history of the Underground Railroad. Hidden in Plain View documents Tobin and Raymond Dobard's journey of discovery, linking Ozella's stories to other forms of hidden communication from history books, codes, and songs. Each quilt, which could be laid out to air without arousing suspicion, gave slaves directions for their escape. Ozella tells Tobin how quilt patterns like the wagon wheel, log cabin, and shoofly signaled slaves how and when to prepare for their journey. Stitching and knots created maps, showing slaves the way to safety.

The authors construct history around Ozella's story, finding evidence in cultural artifacts like slave narratives, folk songs, spirituals, documented...



Barbara Randles More Crazy Quilting with Attitude
Barbara Randle
0873499751
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Fans of crazy quilting will happily lose themselves in the exciting world of Barbara Randle's More Crazy Quilting with Attitude. In this follow-up to Randle's wildly popular Barbara Randle's Crazy Quilting with Attitude, quilters learn three trendy techniques for crazy quilting and embellishing, along with tips for designing their own handbags. Featured in this ultimate crazy-quilting reference are 14 projects, including a throw, diaper bag and a variety of handbags, plus a gallery with tips for customizing clothing and home décor. Quilting enthusiasts of all skill levels will benefit from Randle's easy-to-follow instructions, demonstrated in more than 60 illustrations and 100+ stunning color photos. Plus, full-size patterns for two handbag projects are included with this must-have resource! -100+ color photos...


Your First Quilt Book
Carol Doak
1564771989
October 1997
Paperback
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Stash Envy
Lisa Boyer
1561485039
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Another book of quilting humor- from the author of the ever-popular book That Dorky Homemade Look! Funny woman Lisa Boyer is an expert quilter. And she's determined to enjoy making quilts. In fact, she will not-absolutely will not-let the risk of making a mistake, or a less-than- perfect quilt, keep her from relishing the task! In the 34 chapters of this new book, Lisa covers: - The need for new fabric colors--"blurple," "rorange," and "brellow," to name a few; - The virtues of lumps in a quilt; - How to share your bum fat quarter at a fabric exchange; - How crocheting doilies will drive you back to quilting; - How to cope when your quilts lack depth and dimension. Lisa Boyer is a breeze of fresh air. She brings you back to the pleasure of quilting with her confessions and adventures in Stash Envy!


Circle of Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Jennifer Chiaverini
0743260201
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In a move that may frustrate fans, the eighth episode of Chiaverini's best-selling Elm Creek Quilts series (after The Sugar Camp Quilt) focuses on a roster of new quilting talent, as the rural Pennsylvania quilting retreat loses two of its charmed teachers. Each of the five candidates gets her or his own chapter; they begin variously-Maggie's first quilting find, a busy day for harried mom Karen, chef Anna's panic over a last-minute catering gig, Russ meeting his future wife, a morning argument between Gretchen and her husband-but they all end at Elm Creek Quilts, in an interview with the series's lead characters. Though the pleasures of the novel are many-well-drawn characters, cleverly intersecting plotlines, and Chiaverini's charming sense of humor among them-these may be cold comfort for those eager to find...


Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter
Katie Pasquini Masopust
1571202722
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
• Color theory and composition—explained in clear, understandable quilters’ language Simple exercises—from no-sew step-by-step using the fabrics quilters love, to a color wheel built from scraps, to the easy "Nine Patches" approach to color and composition—show exactly how to understand design principles and incorporate them into the craft of quilting. A gallery of beautiful quilts follows each exercise and shows how beginners and professionals use color and composition techniques to create magic. Great for traditional and art quilters, this book makes quilters’ talent shine.

About the Author
Katie Pasquini Masopust, known for her mandalas, dimensional quilts, and fractured landscapes, has won many awards. Her quilt Rio Hondo was named one of the...


Machine Quilting Made Easy (Joy of Quilting Series)
Maurine Noble
1564770745
November 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
At last! Machine Quilting Made Easy makes learning to machine quilt easy and fun. Get familiar with the basics as you do the exercises; then use the samples you make as handy references. • Learn to machine quilt with sixteen lessons in straight-line quilting with a walking foot, freehand quilting with a darning foot, quilting with decorative threads, and more • Includes five comprehensive charts for selecting needles, thread, and batting • Find guidelines for planning quilts and basic techniques for finishing quilts

About the Author
Three-time That Patchwork Place author Maurine Noble teaches machine-quilting and applique classes nationwide. Machine Quilting Made Easy has sold more than 150,000 copies to date.


Sugar Camp Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Jennifer Chiaverini
0743260198
January 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
In the seventh entry in the Elm Creek Quilt series, Chiaverini returns to Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the period before the Civil War, when quilts were used as markers along the Underground Railroad. Nineteen-year-old Dorothea Granger, dutiful daughter and niece, teaches at the local school, the closest she can come to fulfilling her dreams of education and career. Her younger brother, Jonathan, is studying medicine in Boston and is seen as the likely heir to the farm where her family lives under the scrutiny of cantankerous Uncle Jacob. When her uncle asks Dorothea to make him a quilt with very specific instructions, she obeys but is intrigued and annoyed at the request, as it takes her away from the task of quilting to raise funds to build a library and wondering about the intentions of a potential suitor and a...


Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift
Joanne Larsen Line
0439309093
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Quilted Memories
Lesley Riley
140271484X
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Scrapbooking and quilting are each two-billion-dollar industries.
Combine the two crafts and you've got a collection that will fly off the shelves.


Keeping Quilt
Patricia Polacco
0689844476
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This 10th-anniversary edition of Polacco's family story about a quilt made from an immigrant Jewish family's clothing from their Russian homeland "adds a few squares to the original story with expanded text and art," noted PW. Ages 4-8. (May) Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2 Polacco's first-person voice moves her narrative forward gracefully from the time when her Great-Gramma Anna came to America during the last century to the present. Richly detailed charcoal drawings fill the pages of this beautifully conceived book. Particularly striking are the faces of the Russian Jewish immigrant families who people the pages. The only color used is in the babushka and dress of Great-Gramma Anna, which become part of...


Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks
Lynette Jensen
1932533052
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Presenting 60 quilt block designs that combine to make five distinctive quilts, this collection features techniques for various skill levels, a progressive approach that moves from easy to more complicated blocks, quiltmaking basics, a broad range of quilt designs that varies from casual to formal, and different quilt-making styles. 


Egg Money Quilts: 1930's Vintage Samplers
Eleanor Burns
1891776193
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An "Eggstravaganza" of thirteen traditional patterns that gained popularity in the 1930's. In addition to two sampler quilt layouts, yardage charts are provided for five patterns in various quilt sizes. And to tempt your creativity, you will find a treasury of projects.

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