Download and read online Treasury of American Quilts in PDF and EPUB A unique art form, quilts served as a rare creative outlet for bus rural women. Warm covering was a necessity for long winters, & early pioneer women took that need & transformed it into artistic expression. This rich, varied & beautiful collection of almost 200 quilt designs & styles also contains easy-to-follow patterns & instructions for making 21 of the quilts. Quilts are displayed in full color & clearly annotated. Also included with each quilt is information explaining when & where the quilt was made. Brief descriptions offer insight into the history & details of each quilt's design. "A virtual encyclopedia of American quilt designs."
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Download and read online A Treasury of Amish Quilts in PDF and EPUB A collection of jewel-like quilts gathered from Amish communities throughout North America and presented in their rich, colorful glory. A rich collection of colorful quilts gathered from Amish communities. What reviewers say— "A treasury indeed, this book has 179 excellent color photographs of quilts in patterns most favored by Amish women in Ohio, Indiana, and Lancaster and Mifflin Counties in Pennsylvania, before 1940." —American Quilter "A chart showing distinctive features of Amish quilts, comparing the color, fabric, and quilting techniques of various communities, is included. Recommended." —Library Journal "It's a book to return to often for inspiration and even meditation." —The Chattanooga Times "All quilts in the book are shown in color, the quality of which is excellent. That extreme care was observed during photography is evident; even the most intricate quilting design can be clearly seen. A Treasury of Amish Quilts will be a most valuable addition to any quilter's bookshelf."—Creative Quilting
Download and read online 19th Century Patchwork Divas Treasury of Quilts in PDF and EPUB Meet a creative group of quilters who love antique quilts as much as you do. Let the Divas teach you how to stitch intricate 19th-century inspired quilts. You'll love piecing the elegant quilt blocks yourself or with friends in an ongoing block exchange. Each classic block is presented in four strikingly different quilts that will inspire hours of pleasurable stitching with your favorite reproduction fabrics. Enjoy the love of yesteryear's quilts and true friendship exquisitely stitched together!
Download and read online Plentiful Possibilities in PDF and EPUB From simple to simply adorable, this collection of all-time favourite quilt designs from the Possibilities design team of Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan will melt your heart. Choose from 16 designs that will keep you busy quilting all through the year
Download and read online Civil War Legacies III in PDF and EPUB If you can't get enough of reproduction fabrics, you'll want this book! Immerse yourself in a bygone era and create your own piece of Americana. Featuring simple pieced blocks, these gorgeous quilts showcase Carol Hopkins' talent for selecting reproduction fabrics to create quilts reminiscent of antique treasures. Choose from 16 quilt patterns ideally suited for your smallest scraps Close-up photos bring the details into crystal-clear focus Enjoy patterns that are perfect for wall hangings, table toppers, doll beds, and special gifts
Download and read online Fast Patch in PDF and EPUB Details the new technique in quiltmaking which enables the quiltmaker to make the old designs faster with the new strip technique for making triangles called Fast Patch
Download and read online American Quilts in PDF and EPUB Presents over sixty quilts from the museum's collection, and shows examples of the materials and techniques used by American quilters since the eighteenth century
Download and read online Treasury of Crazyquilt Stitches in PDF and EPUB This book takes you on a journey from simple straight stitches and blanket stitches to chevrons and herringbones.
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Download and read online Quilt Culture in PDF and EPUB As a blanket, a commemorative covering, and a work of art, the quilt is a nearly universal cultural artifact. In recent years it has been recognized as one of our most compelling symbols of cultural diversity and the power of women. In this collection, Cheryl B. Torsney and Judy Elsley bring together eleven provocative essays on the quilt as metaphor--in literature, history, politics, and philosphy. This interdisciplinary approach makes Quilt Culture an extraordinarily rich exploration of a cultural artifact whose meaning is far more complex than that of a simple bed covering.
Download and read online Local global in PDF and EPUB Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century is the first book to investigate women artists working in disparate parts of the world. This pioneering collection addresses issues at the heart of feminist and post-colonial studies: the nature of difference, discrepant modernities and cross-cultural encounters. Written in a lively and accessible style, this lavishly illustrated volume offers fresh perspectives on women, art and identity. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of women artists and the art of the nineteenth century.
Download and read online Little Bits Quilting Bee in PDF and EPUB Sewing with pre-cut fabric packs is all the rage. It allows for endless creativity and makes it a cinch to stitch up lovely quilts without breaking the bank. Little Bits Quilting Bee features 20 projects for small fabric scraps and bundles including jelly rolls, charm squares, layer cakes, and fat quarters. From king-sized quilts to wall hangings, and more, this beautifully illustrated book has something for sewers of every skill level. To top it all off, author Kathreen Ricketson founder of the hugely popular craft site WhipUp.net offers expert shortcuts and step-by-step instructions.
Download and read online Martha Skelton in PDF and EPUB Like all art forms, quilting has its "masters," and Vicksburg, Mississippi's Martha Butcher Skelton is among them. Noted quilt scholar Mary Elizabeth Johnson chronicles Martha Skelton's life and her development into one of America's foremost quilt artists. Born in West Virginia, Martha Skelton was reared in Oklahoma. Her interest in quilting began when, as a girl, she watched her mother and aunts make quilts and enjoy needlework. After graduating college and marrying, she moved to Vicksburg and served as a school librarian for a number of years while raising a family. During this time, her quilting began to develop into an art. Having completed more than two hundred quilts (over ninety of which are photographed here in full color), Skelton has been recognized as a master quilter and teacher of the craft. Twice she was selected to participate in the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival. She was instrumental in establishing the quilting program for the Mississippi State Fair and has taught in almost every Mississippi county, as well as in numerous other states. Two of her quilts are a part of the Museum of the American Quilter's Society's permanent collection, and her quilts are also included in the Mountain Mist quilt collection and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History collection. Mary Elizabeth Johnson is the author of numerous books on quilting. She lives and works in Montgomery, Alabama. Walt Grayson is an author and host of the public television show Mississippi Roads.
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