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Amish Quilts and the Welsh Connection.
Dorothy Osler. More than 90 images show
colorful combinations and design repertoire of
quilts that provide a possible cross-cultural link
between the Amish and the Welsh. Learn about
the history of Amish quiltmaking and Welsh
immigration and the threads that tie these two
groups of settlers together.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 63 color and 31 black &
white images • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3916-5 • hard cover • $34.99
Quilts: The Fabric of Friendship.
The York County Quilt Documentation
Project & The York County Heritage
Trust. 200 exquisite quilts-plus many
family stories and local history behind
them-provide a fascinating look at quilt-
ing traditions in York County, PA, from
1790 to 1950. Included are appliqué,
pieced, and signature quilts, fads and
novelties, and crib and doll quilts.
Size: 11” x 8 1/2” • 235 color & 53 b/w photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-1195-6 • soft cover • $29.99
A People and Their Quilts.
John Rice Irwin.
Interviews with hundreds of old-time quilters,
some over one hundred years old, present a
fresh oral history of the subject. Emphasis is
placed on quilts and quilters in the Southern
Appalachian region, but quilts from throughout
America are included.
Size: 9’’ x 12’’ • 239 photos & color plates •Index
214 pp. • ISBN: 0-88740-024-8 • soft cover
Eagle Motifs in America: Decade Art
Quilt Series 1770 to the Present.
Susan E.
Wildemuth. Combining quilt art and history, and
illustrated with 117 color photos, this book tells
the story of the American bald eagle, symbol
of the U.S., through 28 quilted wall hangings.
These hangings capture the spirit and times of
each decade from the Revolutionary War to the
first decade of the twenty-first century.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 117 color photos • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4527-2 • soft cover • $19.99
Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases &
Other Small Treasures: 1820-1920.
Ann R.
Hermes. Gathered from private collectors and
museums, a study of Pennsylvania pillowcases
made from about 1820 to 1920, predominantly
in the area of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Over
250 color photos showcase a huge assortment
of nineteenth century printed fabrics, as well
as intricate pieced and appliqué quilt designs.
This book will delight the quilt historian and
inspire the quilt maker.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 284 color images • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4610-1 • hard cover • $29.99
Quiltings, Frolicks, & Bees: 100 Years
of Signature Quilts.
Sue Reich. Historically,
the society of women gathering together for
the purpose of quiltmaking has been referred
to as quiltings, frolicks, and bees. This book
brings together newspaper articles about their
needlework activities with quilts inscribed with
hundreds of names – known as signature quilts.
With needle and scroll, quiltmakers continue to
capture their special family events, hails and
farewells of friends and coworkers, and needful
societal causes in the medium of cloth.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 258 color images •
Index • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4098-7 • hard cover • $29.99
Quilting News of Yesteryear: Crazy as a Bed
Sue Reich. From the early 1880s through the
second quarter of the twentieth century, American
women made patchwork “crazy” quilts in colossal num-
bers. Newspapers picked up on the accomplishments
of these talented women and shared them with their
communities. Here are over 200 newspaper articles
dating from 1880 to 1945, illustrated with quilts that
are contemporary to the articles. All of the pictures
are close-ups, showing their intricate hand work.
Size: 6” x 9” • 200 color photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-2795-7 • hard cover • $25.95
Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces and
Sue Reich. This book gathers newspaper
accounts of quiltmaking in the 19th century into a
chronicle of the work. Arranged chronologically, the
reports are accompanied by detailed photographs
of quilts made during the same time period. This
visual record of the antique quilts makes it clear how
painstaking and beautiful was the quiltmaker’s work,
and why it attracted attention.
Size: 6” x 9” • 206 color photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2595-7 • hard cover • $25.95
The History of the Patchwork Quilt.
Schnuppe von Gwinner. The origins of patch-
work in clothing and quilts are explored from
multi-national examples over the past 500 years.
Photos showcase beautiful applique and Amish
quilts, crazy quilts, bridal and friendship quilts
and more. Examples represent historical and
contemporary prize-winning designs.
Size: 7 3/4’’ x 10 1/2’’ • 115 photos
Index • 196 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-88740-136-7 • soft cover
The Quilt: NewDirections for an American
Quilt National. A comprehensive and
stimulating look at the best in contemporary
quilting through quilts selected for the Quilt
National 1983 competition. The state of this
lively art form is captured through comments
made by the show’s artists and jurors, and by
Michael James and Nancy Crow.
Size: 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ • 95 photos • Index • 80 pp.
ISBN: 0-916838-92-7 • soft cover • $10.95
Fiber Expressions: The Contemporary
Quilt National. More than 90 quilts juried
in the most prestigious international exhibition
of contemporary quilts are featured here. These
exciting examples demonstrate the varied field
of the quilt as a modern form of art. The book
is enriched by comments from the artists and
jurors, including Gerhardt Knodel and Jan Myers,
and author/curator Penny McMorris.
Size: 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ • 99 photos • Index • 88 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-093-0 • soft cover • $12.95
NewQuilts: Interpretations & Innovations.
Nancy Rae. 82 quilts juried into Quilt National ’89
competition with text and comments by jurors
to support and explain the selections. The book
also has a retrospective of Quilt National’s first
decade, demonstrating the variety of designs and
an index of all artists and works for 10 years.
Designers, artists and quilters all will delight
in this important contribution documenting
quilting in this decade.
Size: 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ • 110 quilts in color • Index
• 96 pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-157-0 • soft cover • $14.95
Colorado Quilting: From Mountains to
Mary Ann Schmidt & the Colorado
Quilting Council. Explore important historical
quiltingmoments, traditionalandmodernquilting
themes, and the beginnings of the Rocky Moun-
tain Quilt Museum and the Quilter’s Newsletter
magazine. Different council members researched,
photographed, and recorded the most significant
events, memories, quilters and quilts that have
influenced the progress of quilting in Colorado.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 160 b/w & color photos
• 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4596-8 • hard cover • $34.99
Quilting with Doilies: Inspiration, Tech-
niques, & Projects.
Barbara Polston. Beautiful
vintage doilies are given new life in contem-
porary quilts and sewing projects. With 10
patterns and 137 color images, techniques are
demonstrated and explained, including painted
appliqué, machine-embroidered ribbon border
trim, no math fabric-changing binding, adding
embellishments and words, and tips for working
with silk, denim, or upholstery fabric.
Size:81/2”x11”•137color images,10patterns
• 216 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4699-6 • soft
cover • $16.99
Trip Around the World: A Country Quilt
Block Travelogue.
Holly Anderson and Anita
Zaleski Weinraub. Over 200 color photos display
the 12” quilt blocks of over 150 quiltmakers. Each
block represents a nation and an original design
researched by the artists involved to articulate some
aspect of their chosen countries. Artists' statements
accompany the images. The Georgia Quilt Project
amassed these globe-spanning blocks of quilt art.
Size: 8 1/8” x 9 1/8” • 207 color images • Index
• 216 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4000-0 soft cover • $24.99
AQuilt Block Challenge: Vintage Revisited.
Mary Kerr Foreword by Pepper Cory. What would
happen ifsetsofvintagequiltblocksweredivided
among a group of artists and each was left to
create new quilts from them in her own style? In
answer, this book presents 117 quilts made from
six sets of vintage blocks by 19 talented quilters.
Be inspired to create your own quilt block chal-
lenge using the tips and guidelines provided.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 301 color photos
Index • 128 pp.
A Quilted Memory: Ideas and Inspiration
for Reusing Vintage Textiles.
Mary Kerr.
Award-winning quilter Mary Kerr shares tips
and ideas on how family memories can live on
by creating contemporary quilts from vintage
textiles. Repurpose rather than purchase is the
focus here and, through more than 100 images,
quilters are encouraged to breathe new life
into objects that would have otherwise stayed
in the trunk or the dresser drawer.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 120 color &
b/w images • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3921-9 • soft cover • $19.99
Cutting-Edge Art Quilts.
Mary W. Kerr. Ac-
companied by 262 color images, fifty-one quilters
share their love of the craft and encourage others
in the field of textile art by offering design and
technique tips. Design processes include color
play, alternative fiber, threadwork, and embel-
lishments. This book is a great resource for quilt
lovers, textile collectors, and design students.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 262 color images • Index
160 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4313-1 • hard
cover • $34.99
Dare to Dance: An Art Quilt Challenge.
Mary Kerr. Dance is a means of expressing joy, and
60 artists were challenged to create a small quilt
that reflects the theme, “Dare to Dance: An Artist’s
Interpretation of Joy.” Be inspired by the design,
awed by the talent, or simply touched by the stories
contained in these works of art. Some expressed their
joy in overcoming steep obstacles. Others created a
quilt to express support for social causes while still
others simply wanted to share the joy they feel when
they are dancing.
Size: 6” x 9” • 60 color photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4612-5 • hard cover • $24.99
Mary’s Garden Quilt: 10 Floral Block Proj-
Jenny Rundle. Mary’s Garden was a place
of beauty and pleasure, dating from medieval
times. Ten quilting projects represent flowers
from the garden. Make a single flower for a
cushion or a wall-hanging. With patterns and
design tips, this book is perfect for seasoned
quilters looking to make something new and
unique. Chapters include appliqué basics and
how to “re-create” Mary’s Garden after you’ve
completed your blocks.
Size: 9” x 12” • 44 color images, 30 patterns
56 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4462-6 • soft cover
Quilts of Chestnut Ridge: Autumn at the
Debbie Pierce. Learn how to
combine two traditional patterns, Autumn Leaf
and Courthouse Steps, with non-traditional
her own twist on the art form with step-by-step
instructions, insider secrets, and shortcuts for
simplifying the construction of her popular quilt
pattern, Autumn at the Courthouse.
Size: 8 1/2” x 11” • 190+ photos &
diagrams • 96 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3699-7 • soft cover • $19.99
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