Join the Moda All-Stars as they use 5-inch charm squares to make scrappy quilts with style. Got one charm pack, two packs, or three? Make the most out of them with quilts that use up nearly all of the charms in your favorite packs. You don't need a huge fabric stash to achieve a dynamic, scrappy look--just your choice of charm packs Make a range of projects, from table runners to lap-sized quilts, all by top Moda designers Tips and tricks from each designer are included to help you show off your unique collection of charm squares
It's row time--again! Your favorite Moda designers are back with 23 fresh, fabulous, all-new row patterns for you to mix and match. Join Lisa Bongean, Camille Roskelley, Lynne Hagmeier, Jen Kingwell, Jo Morton, and many others in a dynamic follow-up to the best seller Moda All-Stars All in a Row. Take your pick of imaginative rows, add versatile blender rows, and you've got a quilt with a style that's all your own!
Did Quilts Really Lead the Way to Freedom? What role did quilts play? Barbara explores the stories surrounding the Underground Railroad. Read about the people who were there! First-person accounts, newspaper and military records, and surviving quilts all add clues. YOU decide how to interpret the stories and history, fabrication and facts as you learn about this fascinating time in history. Excellent resource for elementary through high school learners - curriculum included! Recall an unforgettable phase of our nation's history with America's leading quilt historian. Barbara Brackman presents the most current research on the role of quilts during the time of slavery, emancipation, and the Underground Railroad. Nine quilt projects combine historic blocks with Barbara's own designs.
The system unveiled here for dating heirloom quilts is based upon five characteristics -- fabric, style, color, technique, and pattern. In recounting the method's evolution, which involved the examination of 900 date-inscribed specimens, Brackman imparts a colorful history of quilt making.
"This text is important for any introductory anthropology course, particularly in conveying to students the relevance of anthropology by engaging with the very aspects of popular culture that are significant in their everyday lives." - Kristin L. Dowell, University of Oklahoma
Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.
There is no place like a dysfunctional home. Leaving everything behind for the Island was Ricky's dream come true. When his happily ever after is not quite what it seems, he discovers that running away means running toward bigger problems. Trapped on the Island, Ricky must join together with the only people he can trust to help him face his fears and return home. But the only way off the Island is to confront the person who trapped Ricky and his friends in the first place. With countless enemies and true peril staring them down, Ricky's mission to leave this so-called paradise will become a battle for their very lives.
One night Cassie is gazing at the twinkling sky, when suddenly a shooting star zooms into her bedroom and transforms, into Stella Starkeeper. Stella and Cassie fly to the secret world of the stars, and Cassie discovers she is destined to be a Lucky Star – someone who can grant real wishes. But first Cassie must collect six magical charms and use their powers wisely – helping other people's wishes to come true. Only then will she become a fully fledged Lucky Star! In book three, THE POP SINGER WISH, Jacey Day comes to stay at Starwatcher Towers B & B. Jacey is performing at a concert, but her backing singers won't make it in time! Cassie has to find a way to help . . . maybe her flower charm holds the answer?