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Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen PA
For Immediate Release | June 2012
“Trip Around the World: A Country Block Travelogue”
Authors Holly Anderson and Anita Zaleski Weinraub take you on a delightful journey around the world via quilt blocks representing the diversity of 207 countries. A wide range of quilting techniques and decorative motifs is showcased through these exquisite works of art.
Atglen P.A. — 150 Georgia quilt makers, inspired by their work for the Centennial Olympic Games, have created vibrant 12 inch quilt blocks that represent 207 countries. Thoroughly researched by the artist-creators, each block represents a distinctive aspect of the chosen country. These beautiful works of art capture the incredible variety of techniques used by today’s quilt makers: pieced every kind of appliqué, threadwork, embroidery, copious embellishments, and more. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the imaginations of the artists soar as each country is depicted in cloth. Beautifully photographed and accompanied by artist statements, this unique collection is not only a visual delight, but a testament to the enduring appeal of the chosen medium-quilts.
Holly Anderson serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia Quilt Project. She is an AQS certified quilt appraiser, international teacher, pattern designer, and judge. Anita Zaleski Weinraub is Chairwoman of the Georgia Quilt Project, a quilt maker, freelance curator, judge and lecturer.
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, PA on the Schiffer Book Farm. The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books.
This title and over 4,500 Schiffer titles can be purchased at www.schifferbooks.com, your local bookseller, and numerous online retailers.
Size: 8 1/8” x 9 1/8”
Illustrations: 207 color images
Page Count: 216
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