Saturday, May 30, 2009

Minnesota Quilters Show June 11th - 13th 2009

Minnesota Quilters, Inc.

31st Annual Show and Conference:
Great Lake, Great Quilts

June 11 - 13, 2009
(classes begin June 10)

Duluth, Minnesota

Folk-Art Favorites: Quilts from Joined at the Hip by Tammy Johnson

Published 2009

What could be more enticing than the newest projects from this popular design team! With large pieces and easy appliqué shapes, these welcoming designs are appropriate for all skill levels.
  • Choose from 12 projects, including a variety of pillows and a sachet
  • Add texture and whimsy with fun details such as wool strips couched on top of big pineapple appliqués
  • Create a set of four seasonal door banners for celebrating throughout the year

Simple Comforts: 12 Cozy Lap Quilts by Kim Diehl

Published 2009

From the popular author of Simple Blessings, Simple Seasons, and Simple Traditions, here’s a fresh assortment of inviting quilts. In Kim Diehl’s signature style, these 12 projects feature traditional patchwork combined with charming appliqué. Exuding warmth and comfort, each quilt is perfect for tossing over the arm of a chair to be used at a moment’s notice. But with such beautiful artistry, they could easily end up on the wall instead!

Let a comfy quilt land in your lap!

Flower Festival: 50 Appliqu, Blocks to Grow Your Garden 9 Quilt Projects by Kim Schaefer

Published 2009

Create a whole bouquet of floral quilts with 50 adorable mix-and-match blocks of appliqued flowers and bugs. 9 projects.

William Morris in Applique, by Michele Hill

Published 2009

Capture the glory of William Morris' designs in 6 exquisite applique, projects: quilts, cushions, and wall hangings. Mix and match more than 50 applique, motifs.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Jelly Roll, Layer Cake & Charm Quilts by Lintott

Published 2009

Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and Charm Quilts provides seventeen beautiful projects that show you how to get the most from pre-cut fabric bundles. The projects range from smaller lap quilts to full-sized bed quilts and each is made from one jelly roll, layer cake or charm pack (or a combination), making the quilts quick and economical. Using the latest fabrics, the authors provide a main quilt and an alternative color way for added versatility. Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations make creating quilts from bundles fun and easy, regardless of your skill level.

Poster Quilts with Patrick Lose by Patrick Lose

Published 2009

Brighten your home all year long with 10 lighthearted wall and door quilts for special occasions and seasonal holidays.

Fast, Fat Quarter Baby Quilts with M'Liss Rae Hawley : Make Darling Doll, Infant, & Toddler Quilts - Bonus Layette Set by M'Liss Rae Hawley

Published 2009

Welcome little ones with 10 snuggly cotton and flannel quilts, plus bonus layette set and 2 adorable doll quilts.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book by Judy Martin

Published 2007

* 16 patterns for glorious quilts
* Pieced borders for each quilt
* Never-before-published designs
* Multiple sizes
* Generous color quilt photos
* Close-ups of quilting & fabric
* Lots of diagrams showing blocks, colors, pressing, borders, whole quilts, & piecing sequence
* Clear directions
* Accurate yardage
* Quick cutting
* Easy sewing
* Curved looks from simple logs
* 100 sets shown
* 50 borders shown
* Useful charts
* Organizing tips

I just found this book and I had to have it. There are many patterns for making your log cabin quilt and they are all beautiful.

Inspired to Quilt: Creative Experiments in Art Quilt Imagery by Melanie Testa

Published 2009

The art quilt design process is thoroughly explored in this guide through journaling, technique experiments, and creating small projects using a variety of mixed medias, fiber arts, and surface designs. With the goal of creating imagery and motifs that become the focal point of a quilt, practical exercises and creative hands-on activities direct quilters from concept to finished product while developing a unique voice. Topics include such tasks as fabric manipulation, stamping, resists, layering, fabric painting, dyeing, stitching, appliqué, collage, machine embroidery, and beading. Insider tips and tricks for making the most of time and resources are sprinkled throughout, including the incorporation of finishing touches, special bindings, and creative fixes.

Photo-Inspired Art Quilts: From Composition to Finished Piece by Leni Levenson Wiener, Nancy Zieman

Published 2009

An art quilt is a unique and original work of art done in fabric, layered with batting and backed just like a traditional quilt. Most often they are made to hang on a wall as decoration. In this book, learn how to identify an appropriate photo for an art quilt, how to translate that photo into a fabric collage, and how to accent and/or embellish it using thread painting, raw-edge machine appliqué and fabric collage. A bonus DVD hosted by Nancy Zieman compliments the instruction featured in the book.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Baltimore Album: 25 Applique Patterns by Marsha D. Radtke

Published 2009

Machine Freehand Patterns by Nan Moore

Published 2009

Quilt National 2009: The Best of Contemporary Quilts by Lark Books

Published 2009

Presented on these exquisite pages are the most innovative quilts being designed today, all selected for this world-class 16th biennial international juried Quilt National exhibition. For more than three decades, the exhibition—which travels throughout America—has served as a showcase for contemporary quilt artists who expand the boundaries of the craft. Large, spectacular color photographs and the artists’ commentary will inspire the growing market of home quilters. All the pieces are genuine artworks meant for display, and they set the standard and serve as the model for other art quilts.

Super Simple Quilts #3 with Alex Anderson &: Liz Aneloski: 9 Pieced Projects from Strips, Squares &: Triangles by Alex Anderson, Liz Aneloski

Published 2009

Nine all-new Super Simple quilt projects offer 3 fun pieced designs in 3 sizes and 3 colorful fabric styles.