Create beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilts with expert advice on managing fabric and types of scrap quilt designs, suggestions for adapting traditional patterns, and more. Also included: complete instructions and full-size patterns for Attic Windows, Bow Tie, Brickwork, Alphabetical by Flavor, Hole in the Barn Door, Escape, and Stars and Bars.
Release on 2010-09-13 | by Jacqueline Andre Schmeal
Iowa Quilts and Quilters
Author: Jacqueline Andre Schmeal
Pubpsher: University of Iowa Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Drawing on written records by and interviews with contemporary quilters, many of whom were born in the early years of the twentieth century, Schmeal presents the life histories of these hard-working yet inspired artists. Sisters Elsie Ball and Mary Ball Jay of Fairfield - charging one and a quarter cents per yard of thread - kept meticulous records of each of the 135 quilts they stitched between 1935 and 1970. Ivan Johnson plowed his fields by day and quilted vivid designs by night. Cloth scraps were so precious to Barbara Chupp, an Amish quilter, that she became known for her mosaic piecing. Members of the Sunshine Circle, organized in 1912 in a Quaker church in Earlham, still quilt together today. Mennonite quilter Sara Miller became famous nationwide for her fabric store, Kalona Kountry Kreations. Their stories - of impoverished childhoods, hardscrabble work, and strong families - are enhanced by over seventy color photographs of historic quilts ranging from the early 1800s to the 1950s.
In the latest mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cat, the Sneak and the Secret, a cat collector is suspected of murder. Jillian Hart and police chief Tom Stewart are enjoying peaceful, newly wedded bliss in Mercy, South Carolina, until a woman is found wandering the streets one night. She's in her night clothes, disoriented, and carrying a kitten in a tote bag. A search of the woman’s house reveals many more cats, a maze of cardboard boxes—and a dead man. Although the evidence suggests the frail woman is the killer, Jillian doesn’t believe she’s capable of such a crime. The dead man had many enemies in town, which means finding the real murderer may prove to be its own cat and mouse game... From the Paperback edition.
Every quilter will want to possess this stunning anthology of 400 quilts, featuring 10 years worth of the most innovative pieces chosen for the Quilt National biennial exhibition. Acclaimed author Robert Shaw introduces the volume with an illustrated history of the art quilt movement, including guidance on building, displaying, and caring for a collection. The techniques and materials featured in these 400 spectacular quilts are as varied as the people who created them, and through spectacular colour photographs and artists' discussions, readers will discover how the boundaries of traditional quilt-making have expanded in the last decade.
Team up with Michele Scott and machine quilt using all those eye-catching threads and decorative trims that bring a signature touch to your projects! Learn how to use the bobbin to quilt with decorative threads, adding more distinction to your quilts than you ever thought possible. Michele warns that bobbin quilting may turn you into a threadaholic when you discover the beauty and versatility that bobbin quilting brings to your finished pieces. Machine couch yarns and cords to add dimension and interest. And don't just use these great techniques on small quilts! Michele shows how to use your domestic machine to quilt larger quilts as well. This class also includes starting and stopping when machine quilting, adjusting the tension so the front and back of your quilt is lovely, and how to free-motion quilt with ease. So, break out those shiny, glittery, and beautiful but bulky threads and trims and let Michele show you how to make them come alive on your quilts! Successful Machine Quilting: Basics to Bobbins DVD is the perfect solution for taking the class without having a computer, it makes a wonderful gift, and it is great to have on hand as a hard copy-even if you have taken or plan to take the online class. Run Time: 129 minutes