The Quilter’s Night Before Christmas: A Treasury of Tradition

Sue Reich

Available September 2021

$28.99


Quilts and Christmas are the perfect blend. This is a quilting-arts book for creative sewists who love and cherish the poem "The Night Before Christmas." This book commemorates the 200th anniversary of the writing in 1822 and publication in 1823 of this most notable holiday poem. The poem has provided ten generations of children with delight and anticipation of Christmas. The poem, illustrated with 29 festive quilted scenes, offers a beautiful-to-read family experience, and nine antique and vintage quilts are patterned here, with complete instructions, to inspire today’s quilt makers to create their own holiday bed coverings. The nine patterns are appropriately named after the eight reindeer and, of course, Rudolph. Some patterns are re-creations from old, traditional quilt designs, while others put a modern spin on a vintage design. Some patterns can be hand-pieced, while others use fast, new, rotary-cutting techniques.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 128 color & b/w images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362439

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Sue Reich began quilting at her grandmother’s farmhouse in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Her strong German heritage has provided her with a love of all things Christmas. As a young mother living in Ohio, she made quilts for her children’s beds. Upon moving to Connecticut, she became involved with the Connecticut Quilt Search Project, documenting over 3,000 quilts dating 1759–1950 across the state. The culmination of the project was a book published by Schiffer called Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut.

Over the past 20 years, she has authored 8 quilt books and co-authored 3 books for organizations she volunteered with, including the Quilts of Valor Foundation.