Featuring real-life letters from The Farmer's Wife magazine, Laurie Aaron Hird's new book commemorates the strength and hope of the farm women of the Great Depression. The 99-block queen-size sampler quilt inspired by these letters uses reproduction 1930s fabrics. For each block, instructions are provided for template piecing, and--where applicable--rotary cutting, so readers can piece the blocks based on their preferred technique.
When quilting meets coloring, beautiful things happen! The nostalgic beauty of Laurie Aaron Hird's bestselling Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt series has been captured in this commemorative coloring book designed around time-honored blocks and inspired fabric motifs. Laurie's traditional blocks, inspired by actual letters from 1920s and 30s farm wives, give quilters a glimpse into this country's rural roots and commemorate the strength and hope of women of the Great Depression. These coloring pages depict many of the same beautiful blocks reinterpreted in line-art illustrations, creating coloring pages to delight quilt-lovers everywhere. Also included are 7 patchwork designs that capture the American quilting spirit. The perforated pages include highly detailed fabric designs to color, offering you the simple joy of creative expression.
Be Inspired by the Stories &break;&break;The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired. &break;&break;Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt: &break; 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions&break; Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king&break; CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams&break; 42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country's past
Cut up your favorite fabrics with intention! Lifelong fussy cutter Angie Wilson teaches you how to look at your fabric stash with new eyes and piece the best bits together, like a colorful collage of your favorite things. Try your hand at 14 totally fun, unique projects for both beginners and seasoned quilters. Use templates and illustrated tutorials to zero in on motifs and create secondary patterns from your fabrics, while you fussy cut for color as well as design. Frame your motif, cut your fabric, and love the results!
The key to perfect patchwork is getting all of the points to match up — which is no easy feat! Set yourself up for success with the rediscovered technique of English paper piecing. Using paper templates to guide your pattern, you can expertly fit your quilting shapes together before you even start sewing. All Points Patchwork takes you far beyond traditional hexagons and accommodates triangles, diamonds, octagons, and even curved shapes. Simple instructions for decorating clothing, bedding, and home decor open up astounding possibilities for quilters of all levels.
Learn how to piece each of the historic quilt blocks in the oldest dated British patchwork coverlet. This unique book features a block directory and instructions for how to piece each of the 69 blocks, using the original mosaic piecing technique, as well
Author: Ruth McHaney Danner
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. With this in mind, legions of kindhearted quilters all over the world choose to donate their labors of love to people in need. Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. Their gifts have the power to make recipients feel cherished and supported, even though they may never meet face-to-face. These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, “But what can I do?” can do something to reach out and help others.
Traditional piecing gets a fresh look! Do you love quilting, but are looking for a modern aesthetic? If so, you'll love Sister Sampler Quilts. Inside, you'll find 25 interchangeable sister blocks and 3 sampler quilts that challenge traditional grid layouts with fun, innovative settings. Create block pairs as identical sisters or flip flop the color schemes for a patchier appeal in quilts that beautifully bridge the gap between traditional and modern. Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced quilter, you'll enjoy practicing and perfecting quilting basics, like half-square triangles, flying geese and hourglass blocks, to beautiful effect. Modern traditional quilting is the perfect way to blend old and new techniques to create a quilt that's uniquely yours!
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years. Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for daily use or display An essential resource, brimming with possibilities for antique-quilt lovers Close-up photos and detailed construction tips make it easy to understand how antique quilts were finished
Vintage Quilt Revival is a resource for quilters of any age or style who love to use today's modern colors and fabrics. With fresh quilt layouts, detailed instructions on foundation piecing, and a wide variety of traditional blocks and modern projects, Vintage Quilt Revival is at the forefront of the burgeoning interest in the "traditional-made-modern" movement. Join the authors and make 20 traditional quilt blocks. Use them to sew a sampler quilt or explore the authors' tips and modifications for making the blocks fresh and appealing and use them to create quilts with a modern flair. Projects range from full-size quilts to a pillow, table runner, bag, and zipper pouch. Learn bits of quilting history throughout the book and see design tips on how to take traditional quilt blocks and piecing techniques and give them a modern spin. If you're already knowledgeable about piecing, basting, quilting, and binding, this book is an essential addition to your library.
DIVThis essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around the World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe. Also included are twenty patchwork and applique patterns to use in your own quilt projects, inspired by designs from the world’s most striking quilts./div
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