Be Inspired by the Stories &break;&break;The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired. &break;&break;Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt: &break; 111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions&break; Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king&break; CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams&break; 42 letters from the 1922 Farmer's Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country's past
Featuring real-life letters from The Farmer's Wife magazine, Laurie Aaron Hird's new book commemorates the strength and hope of the farm women of the Great Depression. The 99-block queen-size sampler quilt inspired by these letters uses reproduction 1930s fabrics. For each block, instructions are provided for template piecing, and--where applicable--rotary cutting, so readers can piece the blocks based on their preferred technique.
When quilting meets coloring, beautiful things happen! The nostalgic beauty of Laurie Aaron Hird's bestselling Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt series has been captured in this commemorative coloring book designed around time-honored blocks and inspired fabric motifs. Laurie's traditional blocks, inspired by actual letters from 1920s and 30s farm wives, give quilters a glimpse into this country's rural roots and commemorate the strength and hope of women of the Great Depression. These coloring pages depict many of the same beautiful blocks reinterpreted in line-art illustrations, creating coloring pages to delight quilt-lovers everywhere. Also included are 7 patchwork designs that capture the American quilting spirit. The perforated pages include highly detailed fabric designs to color, offering you the simple joy of creative expression.
Author: Debra G. Henninger
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-04-08
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Wrap yourself in a quilt that tells the story of the Knights of the Road. Explore the fascinating world of the depression-era hobo through the culture's hidden language of signs and symbols, all translated into original quilt blocks and projects. Hobo Quilts includes: More than 55 symbols used by hobos to communicate with each other converted into unique, never-before-seen quilt blocks. Step-by-step instructions for over 20 gorgeous quilt projects using the Hobo Blocks. Project themes include Mulligan Stew, Ridin' the Rails and Hobo Jungle. Historical stories and photos throughout the book that will give you a glimpse into hobo culture. Let Hobo Quilts take you on a journey to the times when railways were the lifeblood of America, transporting goods from city to city and carrying hobos in search of a better life.
A huge library of 196 appliqué blocks allows quilt makers to create their own unique project by mixing and matching their way to an inspired original design, and includes directions and tips for creating full-size quilts as well as smaller projects. Original.
Author: That Patchwork Place
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Explore the patchwork style and scrappy flair of 58 history-rich quilts inspired by patterns and fabrics from the 1800s. Showcase the traditional color combinations of reproduction fabrics and popular Civil War-era blocks that quilters love in patterns for mini-quilts, lap quilts, and large bed-size projects. Use your favorite reproduction fabrics--including scraps and precuts--in quilts ranging from simple to intricate, all created by expert designers.
From Rosemary Youngs, the author who brought you The Civil War Diary Quilt and Quilts from the American Homefront, comes this treasury of beloved quilt blocks. A stunning collection of classic quilt block patterns and historical anecdotes, this invaluable
Get comfortable with basic piecing and machine quilting—one block at a time! Best-selling author Jera Brandvig is back, this time with a romantic take on her quilt-as-you-go designs. Try your hand at 9 projects, including an elegant sampler with 51 mix-and-match blocks. For quilt as-you-go enthusiasts, Jera shares 3 optional joining methods, including her new technique that makes your quilt reversible! No matter how busy your schedule, you can set attainable goals and practice quilting patchwork blocks in small, manageable pieces.
The Civil War Love Letter Quilt is a history book, quilting guide, and touching tale of the love shared by Civil War soldiers, their sweethearts and families. In the same innovative approach as other books of the popular letter and diary quilt-book series by Rosemary In the same innovative approach as other books of the popular letter and diary quilt-book series by Rosemary Youngs, this new guide showcases 121 different paper pieced block patterns with the actual letter that inspired them. The collection includes love letters from: President Rutherford B. Hayes to his family Newton Scott to his childhood friend, whom he married upon returning from the war David Winn, a soldier who ultimately gave his life for his country
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years. Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for daily use or display An essential resource, brimming with possibilities for antique-quilt lovers Close-up photos and detailed construction tips make it easy to understand how antique quilts were finished
With 35 eye-catching designs to sew, every stitcher will fall in love with the projects in A Passion for Quilting. There's something for everyone in this collection of patchwork and quilting makes. Nicki Trench employs quilting, appliqué, embroidery, and patchwork techniques to create items to make for the home, or to give as gifts to family and friends. Start by making Blankets and Quilts using colorful blocks and vintage fabrics. Take the picnic quilt out on a summer's day or decorate your baby’s crib with the cot quilt made with vintage fabrics. Carry Out is the next chapter, packed with projects for people who love bags. The glamour purse is covered with pretty yoyos while the beach bag is great for storing all your vacation essentials. Then there are Accessories and Gifts, including book covers, needle cases, cushions and more that are certain to put a smile on the face of the recipient. In the final chapter, Kitchen and Dining Room, there are trivets, tea towels, and chair seat covers to add color to your culinary spaces. And finally there's a handy techniques section explaining all the stitches and skills you’ll need to complete the projects. With creative ideas to inspire both beginners and more experienced stitchers, you are sure to find the perfect project for you.
Inspired by Jennifer Chiaverini's best-selling novel, The Union Quilters, this sampler quilt offers a treasure trove of traditional blocks sewn by the women of Elm Creek Valley to support their troops during the American Civil War. The book includes historical notes on the novel and photos of 9 Loyal Union Samplers made by Jennifer and other Elm Creek Quilts lovers from around the world. These blocks can be mixed and matched with blocks from Jennifer's wildly popular Elm Creek Quilts sampler, Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. ·121 traditional 6” quilt blocks ·Full-sized patterns for every block, plus instructions for assembling the quilt ·Start an Elm Creek Quilt club and feature a different block at each meeting