A People and Their Quilts

Quilts are a reflection of the people who made, used, and cherished them through the years.

A People and Their Quilts

Quilts are a reflection of the people who made, used, and cherished them through the years. The author has interviewed hundreds of old-time quilters, some of whom were over one hundred years old. The interviews are accompanied by a rich selection of photographs. Emphasis is placed on quilts and quilters in the Southern Appalachian region, but quilts from throughout America are included.

Plain and Fancy

Here are 45 quilts that tell the story of Vermont and its quiltmakers from the frontier days of the 1700s to the end of World War II.

Plain and Fancy

Here are 45 quilts that tell the story of Vermont and its quiltmakers from the frontier days of the 1700s to the end of World War II.

Georgia Quilts

Showcases a number of themes through which the common story of Georgia, its people, and its quilting legacy can be told in a comprehensive record of the diversity of quilting materials, methods, and patterns used in the state. Simultaneous.

Georgia Quilts

Showcases a number of themes through which the common story of Georgia, its people, and its quilting legacy can be told in a comprehensive record of the diversity of quilting materials, methods, and patterns used in the state. Simultaneous.

American Quilts

This photographed book covers the historical panorama of quiltmaking in the United States, from the quintessential patterns to their cultural significance.--[Book jacket.].

American Quilts

This photographed book covers the historical panorama of quiltmaking in the United States, from the quintessential patterns to their cultural significance.--[Book jacket.].

Civil War Women

North and South, black and white - the story of the War Between the States is embedded in the soul of every American.

Civil War Women

North and South, black and white - the story of the War Between the States is embedded in the soul of every American. In her second book on quilts and the Civil War, Barbara Brackman introduces 9 women who lived during those turbulent times, matching each woman to a quilt that she might have made herself. 9 projects adapted from period quilts, with patterns and instructions. Excellent reference book for Civil War re-enactors; offers creative activities related to each woman’s story. Fascinating information about 9 real-life American women and their experiences during the Civil War, from abolitionist speaker Lucy Stone to freed slave Susie Taylor King to Confederate spy Belle Edmondson. Make a reproduction quilt and forge a personal link to the women of the Civil War!

The Quiltmaker s Gift

Children will delight in this new commemorative edition, which includes a special Quiltmaker's Gift Box so that, following the example of the Quiltmaker, they can create their own beautiful quilts.

The Quiltmaker s Gift

In this enchantingly told original folktale, a wise quiltmaker makes the most beautiful quilts in the world - but she will give them only to those who have nothing. When a rich, dissatisfied king insists that she give him one of her quilts, she gives him what seems an impossible task: to give away all he owns. One by one, the king gives away his many possessions, and finds that the more he gives away, the happier he is. Finally, when the king has nothing, the quiltmaker gives him the promised quilt. But he knows that the true reward for his generosity has been the smiles of those he has helped.The Quiltmaker's Gift has touched the hearts of readers young and old, bringing it to the PW bestseller list and earning it numerous awards and commendations. The heartwarming, strongly moral tale supports important values, and the detailed illustrations, featuring dozens of lovingly rendered quilt patterns, offer hours of delight. Children will delight in this new commemorative edition, which includes a special Quiltmaker's Gift Box so that, following the example of the Quiltmaker, they can create their own beautiful quilts. The gift box includes a quarter yard of quilting fabric, step-by-step instructions for simple, fun projects, and helpful tips and advice for eager young quiltmakers.

Quilting with a Modern Slant

. . This volume belongs in all quilting collections.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Light in tone and visually beautiful . . .

Quilting with a Modern Slant

“May does a marvelous job of capturing a moment in the modern quilting movement, as well as the viewpoints and opinions of the creators” (Library Journal, starred review). Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to expand on traditions and use fabrics, patterns, colors, and stitching innovatively to create exciting fresh designs. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than seventy modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, quilts, tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity—wherever it leads. “An encyclopedia of modern quilting . . . Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader.” —Publishers Weekly “The bounty of creativity is inspiring, and the variety of quilts featured will open the readers’ eyes to all of the aspects of this popular movement . . . This volume belongs in all quilting collections.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Light in tone and visually beautiful . . . Quilting with a Modern Slant will become the book on modern quilting by which all others to come will be measured.” —Craft Nectar

The Quilts of Gee s Bend

Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives.

The Quilts of Gee s Bend

Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world.

Under the Quilt of Night

And so she steps forward... Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt.

Under the Quilt of Night

When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night. Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom. At last, the girl sees a quilt -- the quilt with a center square made from deep blue fabric -- and knows it's a signal from friends on the Underground Railroad, welcoming her into their home. And so she steps forward... Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Ransome's rich, powerful illustrations elicit all the emotion and suspense of Hopkinson's words, in a story that's sure to make your heart race and leave you breathless.

A Name on the Quilt

A family reminisces while gathered together to make a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in memory of a beloved uncle.

A Name on the Quilt

A family reminisces while gathered together to make a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in memory of a beloved uncle.

A Year of Rag Quilts

Featuring an authentic homespun look, these 12 quaint wall quilts boast seasonal patterns and wonderfully textured edges.

A Year of Rag Quilts

Featuring an authentic homespun look, these 12 quaint wall quilts boast seasonal patterns and wonderfully textured edges. And best of all, they're surprisingly easy to make, thanks to a simple, distinctive technique and great step-by-step instructions.

The Fabric of Society

This book not only reflects the quilts found in this country but also the social history of countless ordinary people, histories which otherwise would never have been written, reflecting the life in this country over two centuries.

The Fabric of Society

Australia has a rich and diverse heritage in patchwork quilts. It covers convicts, Governor's wives, Gold Rush immigrants, wealthy shop owners, WWI diggers, people who were forced off the land during the Depression, WWII Australian prisoners of war, rabbit trappers, artist's wives and finally last, but not least, Mum, who made all her children's clothes and never threw anything away. This book not only reflects the quilts found in this country but also the social history of countless ordinary people, histories which otherwise would never have been written, reflecting the life in this country over two centuries. The thread that holds this patchwork of Australian history together is that each story told includes the making of a quilt. It draws a women's memories, diaries, their letters to relatives, official records, newspapers and magazine articles reflecting the current domestic influences and, of course, the old magazines which provided the quilt patterns. Stunning photos, many of quilts which have never been seen before, show the rich quality of design and workmanship. There are visually dramatic quilts to rival any found in the world as well as mellow woollen appliques made from children's clothes. Others are real rag bag waggas, Hessian bags or patchwork-covered army blankets, but still rich in the memories embedded in their cloth. The breadth and diversity is extraordinary. Now too we have included the patterns of many of these wonderful quilts so you can recreate these glorious quilt treasures from the past.

The Magic Quilt

His quilt takes him on adventures to many magical places but is it all a dream? Or are these adventures real? Join Toby on his journey of discovery, adventure, bravery and magic. For ages 3-5.

The Magic Quilt

Toby adores the patchwork quilt his mum has made for him and soon discovers its hidden magical powers. His quilt takes him on adventures to many magical places but is it all a dream? Or are these adventures real? Join Toby on his journey of discovery, adventure, bravery and magic. For ages 3-5.

Hawaiian Quilting

This book offers detailed instructions and 20 full-size quilting blocks — each 18 inches square — for creating exotic floral motifs including orchid, water lily, hibiscus, and other exotic island vegetation.

Hawaiian Quilting

Hawaiian quilts, which date back to the 19th century, are not only objects of practical necessity, but a form of artistic expression. This book offers detailed instructions and 20 full-size quilting blocks — each 18 inches square — for creating exotic floral motifs including orchid, water lily, hibiscus, and other exotic island vegetation.

The Quilt

A Truly Beautiful Story That Transcends Time and Place The Quilt is the story of Mary, an elderly grandmother whose gnarled, arthritic hands have a beauty all their own.

The Quilt

A Truly Beautiful Story That Transcends Time and Place The Quilt is the story of Mary, an elderly grandmother whose gnarled, arthritic hands have a beauty all their own. They represent so many skills, so many memories, so many stories to be told. Anyone who had met Mary described her as beautiful--she had always been there to listen and comfort and encourage those who were in pain, those who had lost their way. And yet in the twilight of her days, Mary felt a gentle yearning in her heart, the whisper of a melody she strained to hear.... There was something left undone.When Mary becomes convinced that the task still unfinished is to make one more very special quilt, with every stitch sewn in prayer and thankfulness, the impact on her family and the surrounding community cannot be contained. No one who gets involved with this quilting project will ever be quite the same again!

Quilting Is My Therapy

Take an in-depth look at the artistry of Angela Walters in a coffee table book. The best-selling author gives insight into her free-motion quilting design process, with detail photography.

Quilting Is My Therapy

Take an in-depth look at the artistry of Angela Walters in a coffee table book. The best-selling author gives insight into her free-motion quilting design process, with detail photography.

Legends Legacies

"Carol's back with more of her popular quilt patterns made from reproduction prints"--

Legends   Legacies

Create quilted legacies with best-selling author Carol Hopkins. Thirteen Civil War - style quilts are inspired by the people, places, and events of this unique period in history. Quilters can gather their reproduction fabrics and stitch tributes to trends of the time, like military timepieces and hoop skirts. Along with Carol's exquisite designs to make step by step, readers will find tips on choosing fabrics and will enjoy learning interesting tidbits about the Civil War and stories about how each stunning quilt came to be.

Gee s Bend

Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts.

Gee s Bend

Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 350 color illustrations, 30 black-and-white illustrations, and charts, Gee's Bend to Rehoboth is being�released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Classic Crib Quilts and How to Make Them

An Amish mother told us that as the children grow older, they dress in darker
colors, and eventually favor the somber black clothing with which we more often
associate the Amish people. Midwestern Amish quilters made extensive use of
black, ...

Classic Crib Quilts and How to Make Them

A wealth of information on pieced and appliqué crib quilts: their history, 156 full-color photos of 19th- and early-20th-century creations, patterns and instructions for 13 charming covers, more.

The Lover s Knot

The ladies of the quilting circle continue to piece together their quilts as Nell unravels the mystery. For quilters and mystery lovers alike, The Lover's Knot is a delightful and promising debut.

The Lover s Knot

Book #1 of the Someday Quilts Mystery series In the tradition of Jennifer Chiaverini and Emilie Richards, a debut quilting mystery Nell Fitzgerald is thrilled when she receives a gorgeous handmade quilt in a lover's knot pattern from her grandmother Eleanor as an engagement gift. Her joy is short-lived, however, when her fiancé announces he's calling off the wedding. Heartbroken, 25-year-old Nell flees New York City for her grandmother's home in quaint Archers Rest. In this small town Eleanor's life revolves around her quilt shop, Someday Quilts, and the members of the shop's quilting circle. When the body of a local handyman known for his flirting is found in the quilt shop, murdered with a pair of quilting scissors, Nell finds herself drawn into the case, and drawn to the handsome police chief. As a pattern of clues begins to emerge, one of the prime suspects is Nell's ex-fiancé, whose arrival in Archers Rest seems suspicious. The ladies of the quilting circle continue to piece together their quilts as Nell unravels the mystery. For quilters and mystery lovers alike, The Lover's Knot is a delightful and promising debut.