Christine's quilter-friendly approach will open your customers' eyes to new and exciting ways to apply simple color concepts to their work. See successful color combinations in action with an inspiring gallery of eye-catching quilts. Chock full of hands-on exercises, this book teaches how to use value, temperature, and intensity to make quilts luminous and full of movement.
The masterminds behind Blue Underground Studios bring you 10 colorful new quilts that are perfect for your cherished scraps, a new collection of fat quarters, or just a wild mash-up of your favorite prints and batiks! Each project includes the yardage requirements and cutting instructions for multiple quilt sizes. Play with color and size with these easy-to-construct modern quilts.
Squares and rectangles are not just for beginners! Fabric-lovers—you’ll agree with Amy Walsh and Janine Burke that sewing basic patterns with straight lines is just about the quickest and most satisfying way to get yourself to a finished quilt. Ten quilt projects include yardage and cutting requirements for multiple-sizes. Enjoy stress-free piecing, easy construction, and learn how to alter patterns for completely different looks by resizing the blocks, trying a different setting, or changing the color palette. With fun, no-fuss patterns like these, you’re free to explore all kinds of exciting possibilities with different colors, fabrics, and layouts!
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!
You love to sew. Don't you wish you could make a living from your sewing? You can, with the help of this practical guide from professional sewist and pattern designer Virginia Lindsay. Everything you need to know to start sewing for profit is here, from finding your personal sewing style to creating a product line, identifying customers, equipping your studio, pricing and selling your work, marketing yourself, designing your own patterns, and handling the business and legal side of sewing. And that’s not all! You also get 16 projects that you can start sewing and selling right now.
Written by Jodie Davis, Chief Quilting Enabler of Quilters Club of America, Pocket Posh Tips for Quilters relates sage guidance on everything from selecting fabric and choosing a quilting pattern to perfecting each quilting stitch.
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.
For the very first time, all the winning quilts in the world's most prestigious juried show are photographed, described, and collected in one ultra-glorious book--provides endless inspiration for those who practice this extremely popular craft. Every two years, the International Quilt Association presents the largest and most esteemed quilting competition in the world. The show brings together professional and home quilters alike, all entering their finest pieces. Anyone who wins a prize has true talent, creativity and skill--and here are the quilts that emerged victorious in all the specialty areas. There are variations on tradition patterns, such as log cabin or Amish Star, as well as exquisite examples of Japanese quilting, Trapunto, and many other more unusual forms. While no instructions accompany the eye-opening images, the projects can be reproduced for those who want to try their hand at making them, and the artists offer helpful background on each piece. Quilters will treasure this collection--and wait eagerly for the ones to come from future shows. Rita Weiss is the author of the classic and bestselling 7-Day Afghans, as well as 24-Hour Quilts and many other books. She serves on the board of the International Quilt Association.
“The quilts are beautiful, the faces worn but kind . . . the insights affecting.” —New York Times Book Review“The women who speak through the book shared a vision, a strength, and a spirit that few of us will ever know or understand.” —Christian Science Monitor“You can’t always change things. Sometimes you don’t have no control over the way things go. Hail ruins the crops, or fire burns you out. And then you’re just given so much to work with in a life and you have to do the best you can with what you’ve got. That’s what piecing is. The materials is passed on to you or is all you can afford to buy . . . that’s just what’s given to you. Your fate. But the way you put them together is your business. You can put them in any order you like.” —Mary White, from the IntroductionFirst published in 1977, The Quilters chronicles the lives and quilts of pioneer women of Texas and New Mexico at the turn of the twentieth century. Compelling black and white portraits of the women accompany their moving oral histories, while thirty-six color photographs showcase the quilts.This award-winning book was the basis of the Broadway play Quilters, nominated for seven Tony Awards.Patricia Cooper taught at the University of California at Berkeley until her death in 1987.Norma Bradley Allen is a freelance writer who lives in Cedar Hill, Texas.