The Quilter\’s Ultimate Visual Guide: From A to Z-Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking (Paperback) by Ellen Pahl (Editor) - A wonderful book for beginners, intermediates, and even pros. Pahl covers every known explanation about quilting, with photos and handy reference guides. Each article written by different authors, so there’s bound to be […]
Better Homes and Gardens 501 Quilt Blocks: A Treasury of Patterns for Patchwork & Applique (Paperback) by Better Homes and Gardens (Editor), Joan Lewis - if you feel that 101 quilt blocks aren’t enough, then 501 quilt blocks is for you. Whether your tastes run to the more traditional (nine-patch, star, basket, or pineapple variations, […]
Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns (Paperback) by Inc. Leisure Arts (Corporate Author), Patricia Wilens (Editor) - And, the patterns within this book are classics. Schoolhouse, log cabin, fruit basket, etc. Includes template, complete and easy-to-complete instructions. Great for beginners, but this is a must that belongs on every quilter’s bookshelf.
The Border Workbook: Easy Speed-Pieced and Foundation-Pieced Borders (Paperback) by Janet Kime - Few quilt books focus on borders, but this book is the exception. Can’t finish a quilt without a border, right? That’s what this book is all about. But - beware - as the method here is on pieced borders, and some quilters […]
101 Full-Size Quilt Blocks and Borders (Spiral-bound) by Better Homes and Gardens Books, Carol Field Dahlstrom (Editor) - This is a rugged, spiral-bound book appropriate for all quilters. For beginners, this book offers inspiration, suggestions, some how-to, and - most importantly - the basic knowledge about quilt variety. For experts, this book offers a valuable […]
WedgeWorks II, The 3-D Mariner’s Compass (Paperback) by Cheryl Phillips - If the Mariner’s compass had you sweating in your boots in the past, never fear again. Phillips gives the tools, the instructions, and the know-how to complete this complex pattern with over over 150 step-by-step diagrams. The accompanying template is sturdy and precise (an […]
Quilt Artistry: Inspired Designs from the East by Yoshiko Jinzenji - The artist-technician Jinzenji combines her past love of Amish and Mennonite quilts with the patchwork altar cloths of her native Japan. Throw in a little Bali dyeing tradition, and a true blend of East meets West occurs. No matter the mix, the results are […]
Harmonies & Hurricanes: Color and Line in Japanese Quilts by Kumiko Sudo - Think yin and yang, chaos and coolness, imperialism and subtleness. Sudo presents 24 sensational quilts and describes how she uses color and line to explore themes, to create context, and, ultimately, to jolt a response from her viewers. She includes 10 all-new […]