Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040494
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Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail Movement. The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron takes us to twenty-five states as well as Canada to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn quilt artists, committee members, and barn owners, Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred and twenty driving trails. With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents here a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.

Following The Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040699
Size: 56.27 MB
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Following The Barn Quilt Trail. Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.

Quilt Block On American Barns

Author: Eleanor Burns
Publisher: Quilt in a Day.
ISBN: 9781891776403
Size: 44.61 MB
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Quilt Block On American Barns. "Diana created a warm, down-home country feeling with her choice of Kansas Trouble fabrics by Moda. Her quilt fulfills a drem of driving down country roads in America's heartland. It's perfect to snuggle under by the fireplace on a cold winter day"--Page 4 of cover.

Marimekko

Author: Marianne Aav
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300101836
Size: 54.23 MB
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Marimekko. This book - the first comprehensive study of Marimekko designs - presents more than one hundred examples of exuberant Marimekko fashions and home furnishings that gave the company a definitive presence on the world design stage.

Quilting From Every Angle

Author: Nancy Purvis
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1632500884
Size: 52.16 MB
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Quilting From Every Angle. Step-by-step instructions for 16 eye-catching designs! Get ready for a bold, graphic approach to quilting with Quilting from Every Angle! Half square triangles (HSTs) are a classic sewing technique at the foundation of a number of traditional quilt blocks. DIY Blogger Nancy Purvis explores what happens when you play with placement, scale, and color of HSTs to achieve bold designs. And she doesn't stop there! Quilting from Every Angle also includes techniques on Flying Geese blocks, Y-seams, paper-piecing, and more. Whether it's acute or obtuse, Nancy's covering all the angles with valuable tips and tricks to achieving precision points. You'll be seaming together finished works, including quilts, throws, and wall pieces that look like they came from trendy designer catalogs--all while mastering the art of angles!

Beautiful Botanicals

Author: Deborah Kemball
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607051672
Size: 60.34 MB
Format: PDF
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Beautiful Botanicals. Take a fresh look at floral appliqué • 14 sophisticated floral appliqué projects include pillows, table runners, and small tapestry-style quilts and wall hangings • Full-size templates for 45 appliqué flowers, 2 butterflies, and 5 borders • Stitch up the projects as shown, or mix-and-match patterns to create your own masterpiece Plant an indoor garden with a bounty of lyrical appliqué designs. All the project patterns are interchangeable, so you can create endless combinations of flowers and leaves. See how color-saturated cottons, vibrant silks, and tone-on-tone chintzes breathe new life into botanical appliqué.

Cradle Of Freedom

Author: Frye Gaillard
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817352988
Size: 73.74 MB
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Cradle Of Freedom. Puts a human face on the story of the black American struggle for equality in Alabama during the 1960s by examining the commitment and hard work of the thousands of everyday people who took a stand, supported the great leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and changed their times forever.

18th Century Embroidery Techniques

Author: Gail Marsh
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781861088086
Size: 58.85 MB
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18th Century Embroidery Techniques. Filled with intricate drawings, color photos of museum-held pieces, and excerpts from 18th-century writings, this highly readable book explains how embroiderers embellished the sumptuous clothing of the day. Gain insights into the working life of 18th-century embroiderers; and study the tools, equipment, stitches, and threads employed to embroider everything from petticoats to a polonaise robe. And learn techniques as relevant today as they were then, including working with metal thread and spangles, silk embroidery, quilting, tambour, and the forgotten arts of Hollie Point and knotting. A must for students of embroidery, fashion, and textiles; historical costume creators; collectors; and needlework enthusiasts.--From publisher description.

Walks The Fire

Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
ISBN: 9780785279815
Size: 24.85 MB
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Walks The Fire. A young pioneer woman, a strong Lakota man, and a land where the two must begin a legacy.

Elm Creek Quilts Eco Tote

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: C & T Pub
ISBN: 9781607057468
Size: 31.44 MB
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Elm Creek Quilts Eco Tote. You can shop until you drop with this affordable tote featuring lovely details from quilts designed by Jennifer Chiaverini and featured in her book, Elm Creek Quilts. Roomy and beautiful, your tote holds everything you need for quilt class, grocery shopping, or even the gym. Everything inside will stay put with sturdy seam stitching, a secure zipper, and a wide, reinforced bottom panel for standing upright. A shoulder-length handle makes it easier to carry, plus it's green—made with 100% recycled polypropylene from discarded plastic water bottles!