Sunday, February 7, 2010

Japanese Garden Quilt : 12 Circle Blocks to Hand or Machine Applique

Published 2010

Instruction booklet & full-size patterns give you everything you need to create unique circle blocks like a pro?in less time than it takes to measure and cut a single square block! Take Karen's Perfect Circles? technique to new heights when you use the skills learned in this book to create your own designs.

The Quilter's Block Bible: The Essential Illustrated Reference: 100 Traditional and Contemporary Block Designs by Celia Eddy

Published 2010

The Book of Painted Quilts: Hand Painted Quilts and Other Home Accessories: Hand Painted Quilts and Other Home Accessories by Decorative Arts Collecti

Published 2010

When fabric goes under the brush of talented decorative artists, the results are simply stunning. The painted quilts (and quilted items such as table runners, wall hangings, and pillows), along with companion pieces on nonfabric surfaces create a visual feast! You can see the talent on display—every stroke of the brush and every stitch combine perfectly to convey an overall cohesive feeling to each piece.

Weekend Quilts by Judy Laquidara

Published 2010

Pretty Little Mini Quilts (Pretty Little Series) by Ray Hemachandra, Larry Shea (Editor)

Published 2010

Pretty Little + Mini Quilts = ONE BIG SUCCESS!

Right from the start, crafters embraced Lark's Pretty Little series—and they’ll love this exciting new entry, too. Acknowledging the widespread popularity of quilting today, Pretty Little Mini Quilts focuses specifically on this hot trend in stitchery.

Mini quilts are no larger than three feet in length or height, making them perfect for quilters in the mood for a smaller, quicker project. These wonderful, modern designs—suitable for beginners and intermediates—are the creations of 25 leading artists, many of whom have a prominent online presence.

The featured techniques, all explained in the Basics section, include machine and hand quilting, piecing, embroidery, fusing, embellishing with beads and other materials, and trapunto.

500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series) by Ray Hemachandra (Editor), Julie Hales (Editor)

Published 2010

A vibrant and growing community of crafters has embraced quilting, and this outstanding international collection will inspire and captivate them. Juried by Karey Bresenhan, one of the most prominent figures in quilting, it presents 500 magnificent contemporary art quilts, made in fabric and other media, and showcasing diverse designs, materials, and techniques.

From their very inception, these quilts were destined for display rather than practical use, with an extraordinary quality of image, form, line, and composition.

Artists include:

Pamela Allen - Alice Beasley - Eszter Bornemisza - Jane Burch Cochran - Judith Content - Chiaki Dosho - Noriko Endo - Caryl Bryer Fallert - Jamie Fingal - Linda Gass - Jenny Hearn - Judy Coates Perez - Yvonne Porcella - Susan Shie - Jen Swearington - and many more!