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Recycled Hexie Quilts:
Using Vintage Hexagons in Today’s Quilts
Mary W. Kerr
• Presents fresh and exciting ways to repurpose, reuse, and recycle hexagon fragments from yesteryear
• Shows a wide variety of traditional and contemporary designs using the hexie
• More than 140 color images
More than 140 color images, with both traditional and contemporary designs, show how vintage hexagon
textile fragments can be repurposed and fashioned into new, beautiful quilts. Over the last century, hundreds
of hexagon (fondly termed “hexie”) patterns were published and thousands of quilts were started—yet many
of these textiles were never finished. Other quilts were damaged fromoveruse and neglect.This book shows 52
new quilts inspired by these neglected hexagon textiles. See how this basic shape can be employed in a wide
variety of combinations and patterns, both traditional andmodern. Packed with ideas and tips, this practical
yet art-filled guide will inspire quilters to try new designs by drawing on the power of hexies from the past.
Mary W. Kerr
is an American Quilt Society certified appraiser and an award-winning quilter. She is a
quilt historian whose lectures and workshops focus on quilt history and the preservation of antique textiles.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 148 color photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4820-4 • soft cover • $19.99
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Creating Hawaiian-Inspired Quilts
Judith Sandstrom
• 15 quilting projects using traditional-style Hawaiian quilt blocks
• Create quilts combining the artistry of Hawaiian-style appliqué with unique block combinations
• Make your own designs using the patterns and directions as your guide
Early 19th-centuryHawaiianwomen created quilts using bright, solid-colored fabric.They would fold a large
piece of fabric into quarters or eighths and cut flowingmotifs symbolic of their lush environment.The practice
of using a single piece of solid-color fabric hand-appliquéd onto awhite background became their tradition—a
tradition that both inspired and stimulated the author when creating her own designs. With 26 patterns to get
you started and easy-to-follow directions, learn to cut and stitch both hand- and machine-appliquéd blocks.
Projects include “Hawaiian Seas” wall quilts, “Hawaiian Christmas” with four blocks, and various flowers
and sea creatures.The designs begin with single color, appliquéd blocks and progress to blocks adorned with
additional colors andmotifs. Quilters of all skill levels will discover a beautiful Hawaiian quilt to inspire them.
Judith Sandstrom
has been designing quilts and fabric textiles for the past 20 years. She has had over
100 original designs published in various books and magazines, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Grove
City College in western Pennsylvania.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 83 color images & 26 patterns • 80 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4858-7 • soft cover • $16.99
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