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."
Download and read online Love of Quilts in PDF and EPUB 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.
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 501 Quilt Blocks in PDF and EPUB A treasury of patterns for patchwork and appliqué Here, quilters will find 501 pieced and appliquéd quilt blocks, easily customized for unique, personalized themes. Plus, 40 step-by-step projects for using blocks in the form of wearables, personal accessories, and home and seasonal decorations are included as well as 500 full-color photos and 600 line drawings.
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 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 Glorious American Quilts in PDF and EPUB Describes and illustrates quilts from the late eighteenth century to the present
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.
Download and read online Treasury of Appliqu Quilt Patterns in PDF and EPUB With full-size patterns and colour photographs of more than 70 traditional block designs, an inspiring gallery of quilts made by masters of the craft, and helpful how-to instructions, anyone can make a beautiful quilt.
Download and read online Treasury of Patchwork Borders in PDF and EPUB Comprehensive reference book offers 30 patterns for 76 distinctive border motifs — each in 5 sizes. Instructions for selecting appropriate pattern size and design.
Download and read online Minnesota Quilts in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online The Quilt Block Bible in PDF and EPUB From Rosemary Youngs, the author who brought you The Civil War Diary Quilt and Quilts from the American Homefront, comes this treasury of beloved quilt blocks. A stunning collection of classic quilt block patterns and historical anecdotes, this invaluable
Download and read online Comfort and Glory in PDF and EPUB Quilts bear witness to the American experience. With a history that spans the early republic to the present day, this form of textile art can illuminate many areas of American life, such as immigration and settlement, the development of our nation's textile industry, and the growth of mass media and marketing. In short, each quilt tells a story that is integral to America's history. Comfort and Glory introduces an outstanding collection of American quilts and quilt history documentation, the Winedale Quilt Collection at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. This volume showcases 115 quilts—nearly one-quarter of the Winedale Collection—through stunning color photographs (including details) and essays about each quilt's history and construction. The selections span more than two hundred years of American quiltmaking and represent a broad range of traditional styles and functions. Utility quilts, some worn or faded, join show quilts, needlework masterpieces, and "best" quilts saved for special occasions. Texas quilts, including those made in or brought to Texas during the nineteenth century, constitute a significant number of the selections. Color photographs of related documents and material culture objects from the Briscoe Center's collections—quilting templates, a painted bride's box, sheet music, a homespun dress, a brass sewing bird, and political ephemera, among them—enrich the stories of many of the quilts.