Welcome to the PTQG Library!
If you are a member of the Pine Tree Quilters Guild and would like to borrow any of the books, slides, videos or patterns listed below, please contact: Debra, Library@mainequilts.org. Books will not be available during January 2022. PTQG pays postage (book rate) to send, lender pays return postage. Books may be kept for three weeks. Out of print library books may not leave the state of Maine. The out of print books will be marked with an asterisk.
Watch for new book listings here – coming soon!
Book Listing By Title
5-10-15+ Fat Quarters: Create 45+ projects! Edited by Jeanne Stauffer, published by House of White Birches in 2010
A fine mix of projects, some quilted but many sewn that will delight the crafty amongst us. This is where you will find instructions for a walker bag, seasonal table runners, interesting table toppers, bags, coasters, and several charming baby bibs. Note that many projects need fabric beyond the fat quarters.
5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone
With 5,500 blocks to copy, adapt, and combine in countless ways, no quilter will ever have to run out of patterns anymore. Some designs are classics and taken from museum collections, handed from friend to friend, or kept in a family for many years. Each pattern is drawn on a grid showing the number of squares to the block which makes it easy to mix-and-match, because they all draft to the same size. The dazzling choices include a Premium Star, Double Pyramid, Strips and Squares, Farmer’s Puzzle, Sunburst, Beggar’s Blocks, and countless more. They’re arranged by type–including 4-, 5-, and 9-patch patterns; circles and curves; octagons; diamonds; and 8-point stars–and all indexed alphabetically by name. There’s even information on each block’s source. As a special bonus Maggie Malone has included a section of Alphabet Patch Patterns to use for personalizing every block.
A Fine Finish: New Bindings for Award-Winning Quilts by Cody Mazuran
In A Fine Finish, you’ll discover a multitude of ways to finish the edges of your quilts with lavish, award-winning detail. From Sculptured French Bias and Victorian bindings to On-the-Edge Ruching, New-Direction Prairie Points, and Lacy Loops, these masterful edge treatments will frame your work with grace and style. Guidelines for creating your own dramatic designs are also provided. Follow step-by-step instructions for selecting fabrics by value as well as color, cutting and piecing with speed and accuracy, and stitching sharp, precise triangles. Plans, templates, and quilting diagrams for two small wall quilts are included, along with handy bias-yardage charts to show you how much fabric you need to bind or pipe any size quilt.
A New Twist on Strips n’ Curves by Louisa L. Smith, 2007
Accidental Landscapes: Surprisingly Simple Quilted Scenes by Karen Eckmeier, 2008
Adapting Architectural Details for Quilts by Carol Wagner
Adventure with Leaders & Enders: Make more quilts in less time! by Bonnie K. Hunter. Published by Walsworth Pub. Co in 2009
Chain stitches will celebrate this second book by Hunter. Not only will her quick piecing method of using scraps to start and end save time and thread – it will start another quilt and maybe even complete a UFO. Hunter provides tips on organization as well as offering many attractive patterns including the eye catching Texas Braid and frantic Mad City Mama.
All the Blocks Are Geese: Flying Geese – The Fast Way by Mary Sue Suit
Instructions, diagrams for quick-piecing one of the most popular quilting patterns. Motifs, ranging from simple to complex, include Spring Mosaic, Goose Flight, Nebraska Windmill, Aunt Sukey’s Choice and 8 others.
All Through the Woods Quilters Projects from the North Country by Derksen & Harder
Whether you live in the North Woods or simply dream of a mountain cabin, you’ll love the rustic, cozy style of the quilts featured in All Through the Woods. Make the quilt featured on the cover, or choose your own combination of blocks to create a smaller hanging. The projects use the simplest construction techniques. The large, simple shapes lend themselves to machine applique. Cutting and piecing instructions are thorough, and beginners should find the projects do-able. Experienced quilters will love finishing at top speed.
America’s Quilted Garden Blocks by Faye Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2011.
This collection encompasses blocks of all the state flowers and those of US territories. Each block is done in stunning hand appliqué and/or traditional pieces. The author’s obvious care in construction is matched by her use of quality fibers including silk ribbon. Between the preface and individual blocks there is an extensive section which includes many useful tips + techniques as well as a demonstration of embroidery stitches. Labanaris has given us a breath of spring air in full color. A CD is included.
American Quilt Blocks: 50 Patterns for 50 States by Beth Summers
App2Applique! By Dianne S. Hire. Pub by AQS in 2016. Applique CD included
Although this bold colorful book does not provide patterns it is packed with inspiration and 4-sided repeater designs. The author is an accomplished gardener who resides in Maine and brings her love of all things floral to quilts. Some of the designs have a traditional element but most appear modern as they flow across the page. Quilters who love to applique are in for a treat, there is a lot to learn here.
Appliqué Rose Garden: Vintage Album Patterns by Faye Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2005.
Rose lovers will be able to smell these fantastic creations right off the page. Within a helpful 15 page getting started section the author challenges quilters to “ use a variety of textures and techniques for the rose stems, leaves, buds and blossoms” (P.8). Those who are attentive to detail will love the dimensional rosebuds and rose variations. Templates can be made using her full size illustrations.
Applique in Bloom by Gabrielle Swain
If you’ve got a passion for floral applique, let award-winning quilt artist Gabrielle Swain help you achieve beautiful, realistic results. Follow her step-by-step instructions to create a breathtaking flower-filled quilt that is uniquely your own.
Art & Inspirations by Michael James
This book traces the professional careers of James, one of America’s most highly acclaimed contemporary art quilters.
At Home With Thimbleberries Quilts: A Collection of 25 Country Quilts and Decorative Accessories by Lynnette Jensen
Lynette Jensen, a quilting teacher for more than 20 years, shares her tricks for choosing colors and fabrics and transforming them into country quilts and accessories. Her “Tips and Tricks” boxes offer wonderful insight on improving techniques for rotary cutting, strip piecing, stitching, and more. Complete with photographs, Jensen’s step-by-step directions for clever designs will help you create beautiful bed quilts, tree skirts, tablecloths, wall hangings, and other quilted accessories.
Awash with Colour: Watercolor Wall Quilts: Step By Step Instructions Included by Judy Turner
A watercolor quilt book that gives complete cutting and piecing instructions.
Baltimore Album Revival!: Historic Quilts in the Making by Elly Sienkiewicz
Fifty-two spectacular color plates, most of antique needleart, proffer insights into this nineteenth-century quilt tradation. In clear closeup photography, they reveal antique fabric use, period embroidery, and subtleties of individual presentations. With integrity and artistry, a spendid fifty-six patterns for making fifty-eight ‘beyond Baltimore” blocks are presented. Each one is referenced to applique lessons in Volume I, whose pattern companion this book is. Ten exciting classes using this book as text are outlined and may be taught in workshops or taken independently.
Baltimore Beauties and Beyond: Studies in Classic Album Quilt Applique- Vol. 1 by Elly Sienkiewicz
In a series of 12 lessons, Sienkiewicz describes in meticulous detail the ingenious methods employed a century past by Baltimore women, and others favored by contemporary needleworkers. Each lesson prepares the reader to execute a 16-inch quilt block in one or more of 27 full-size patterns, cut from paper first folded into halves, quarters or eighths. The book allows the faithful to advance from cutwork applique to folded rosebuds, stuffed berries, ruching and inked calligraphy. Each block is presented in color, as are four antique and four contemporary quilts. Sienkiewicz’s very specific how-to instructions are verified by historical example–and one is always made aware not only of the evolution of the stitches, but also of the feelings that inspired them. Illustrations.
Baltimore Bouquets: Patterns and Techniques for Dimensional Applique by Mimi Dietrich
With a few creative stitches, tucks, and gathers, you can take appliqué to a whole new dimension. Twenty floral-bouquet blocks feature gorgeous roses, hearts, birds, baskets, and other traditional appliqué motifs. Includes 20 step-by-step block patterns, plus a dozen dimensional techniques that you can apply to any appliqué project; Mix and match five companion border designs with the blocks you choose; Eight exquisite quilts are featured in a full-color photo gallery; Mimi’s inventive techniques will show you how to create quilted bouquets that will always stay in bloom.
Banner Day: celebrating with 76 sensational projects! by Jo Morton. Self-published with PrintCo Graphics in 2011.
A collection of 16 patriotic pieced and appliquéd quilts are offered, from small to medium sizes in addition to a pin cushion, pillow, and button. It is noted on several projects that the star pattern is not for beginners, why not take her challenge and give it a try?
Banner Year by Nancy J. Martin
Bargello Hearts by Nancy Podolsky
Instructions for this lovely Bargello design come in four sizes complete with all the steps laid out nicely for each size. There are hints, graphs and colored pictures that help the quilter make this lovely pattern. This was a request from a chapter who were leaning the technique. The book is difficult to find, making it a great addition to the collection.
Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie
These breathtaking quilts will inspire you to experiment with color, texture, and contrast. Eight projects are perfect for any skill level–simply follow the “Basic Bargello” instructions and then move on to more advanced Bargello techniques to learn more.Projects range from small place mats to dazzling wall quilts in a variety of sizes–start small or dream big; More than 20 gorgeous photos of Bargello quilts illustrate the versatility and innovation of these Bargello techniques; Walk step by step with Marge through every stage of quilt construction, from creating fabric tubes and designing curves to sewing strips and finishing a quilt.
Basic Beauties – Easy Quilts for Beginners by Eileen Westfall
Eileen Westfall gives directions for a number of different blocks and incorporates them into wallhanging size quilts. She also includes directions for making a pillow or tote bag from quilt blocks. Her piecing and project assembly directions are complete and easy to follow. There are also introductory sections on quiltmaking and quilt finishing that are geared toward the beginning quilter. She does an excellent job of explaining techniques in a simple manner.
Basic Guide to Dyeing and Painting Fabric by Cindy Walter & Jennifer Priestley
This exciting new book contains 10 projects, suitable for any skill level, for dyeing and painting quilts, wearables, purses, pillows, and more! Each project includes step-by-step instructions to guide the reader. An introductory section covers the basics, such as supplies, how to prepare the fabric, paints and dyes, and painting techniques and styles. Also features a gallery of gorgeous quilts made from painted and dyed fabrics to inspire the reader. 10 colorful, dynamic, and breathtaking projects; Step-by-step instructions for painting and dyeing fabrics; Covers the basics of supplies, preparing fabric, paints and dyes.
Basket Quilts by Laura Nownes
Batik Beauties: 18 Stunning Quilts by Laurie J. Shifrin
Find a treasure chest of ideas for your batiks! Get inspired to play with the brilliant colors and dramatic motifs of batik fabrics with this visual feast of batik quilts. Then follow techniques and patterns that will give you the confidence to dive into your collection and stitch up rich, color-splashed quilts. Choose from 18 spectacular projects, from small wall quilts to full-size bed quilts, that showcase the vibrant hues and exotic designs of batik fabrics; Use simple-to-stitch shapes based on classic blocks and patterns, plus find tips for combining batiks with traditional quilting fabrics; Learn about the ancient art form of batik, which uses a combination of waxes and dyes to make intricate patterns on fabric.
Batiks and Beyond: Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics by Laurie J. Shifrin
Discover all-new ways to play with batiks! Admire exotic-looking quilts made entirely with batiks, as well as alternate versions made with batiks and traditional quilting fabrics. More than 20 quilts perk up traditional patterns with beautiful batiks; Projects start with easy quilt blocks, so even confident beginners can sew with ease; Simplified designs focus on showcasing batik fabrics rather than complicated sewing.
Batiks Inspired by Bali: 15 Great Quilts from “Bali Pop” 2 1/2″ Strips by McNeill, Suzanne
Patterns from Bali are combined with cultural practices in this lovely batik book. The author relates how batiks are made in photos and text then goes on to the 15 new patterns. The instructions are largely in b/w but there are colored photos of each quilt.
Beautiful Foundation-Pieced Quilt Blocks by Mary Jo Hiney
Quilt exquisite projects for any occasion with foundation piecing–a simple method that entails sewing fabric pieces to a foundation, such as paper or fabric, in a numerical sequence. By following these simple instructions, even a complete novice will create any of over 100 beautiful quilt blocks that are shown in thirteen different quilts.
Beyond Hawaiian Florals: 12 All-Around Easy Applique Designs by Stacy Mitchell & Toshiko Hashimoto
Beyond the Horizon: Small Landscape Applique by Valerie Hearder
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced textile artist, Valerie Hearder has something for you in this book. A variety of techniques are explored for creating small landscapes including applique, fusing, stamping, and hand and machine embroidery.
Bias Square Miniatures by Christine Carlson
Big Book of Small Quilts by Mary Hickey
This collection of small quilts from Oxmoor House features Mary Hickey’s newest quilting designs. Mary’s quilts are very contemporary and colorful using a lot of novelty prints. From simple Irish chains to pictorial pieced quilts, you’ll find a wide variety of whimsical quilts suitable for any occasion. Geared toward the beginner to intermediate quiltmaker, this book has over 40 fun projects with virtually template-free instructions that allow quick-and-easy project completion.
Block by Block: New Techniques for Machine Quilting and Assembly by Beth Donaldson
Finish a glorious quilt in no time–machine quilt each block as you go! Apply these construction techniques to dozens of classic quilt blocks. Quilters will find this exciting technique a manageable and versatile way to assemble and machine quilt both large and small quilts. Choose from 25 blocks, five corner designs, and three sashing designs; use the beautiful color gallery of ten quilts for inspiration; Includes more than two dozen reference charts for batting, borders, sashing, blocks, and yardage; Quilters can create original designs and settings with their favorite blocks using this technique.
Blockbender Quilts by Margaret J. Miller
Border Workbook: Easy Speed-Pieced and Foundation-Pieced Borders by Janet Kime
Find the perfect border for any quilt in this must-have guide, along with tips for choosing designs, selecting fabrics, and figuring yardages. Includes 27 border designs—17 to strip piece and 10 to paper piece; Each border is illustrated at the edge of the page for quick reference; a gallery of quilt photos provides inspiring options; Most border patterns are rotary cut and speed pieced, so they come together quickly.
Borders by Design: Creative Ways to Border Your Quilts by Paulette Peters
Learn how to select the perfect border to beautifully frame a quilt and avoid the common pitfalls of border construction. With an understanding of these basic, easy-to-follow design principles, you will be stitching unique borders in no time!Instructions for more than 30 borders are included as a starting point to designing many more; Learn to apply the three principles of border design: Divide the Side, Use the Unit, and Connect the Corner; No complicated math involved–plus, learn to quickly adjust the size of any quilt by adding an attractive border or two.
Braid and Chevron by Camille Remme
Cat’s Meow: Puur-fect Quilts for Cat Lovers by Janet Kime
Ten years later, quilters who fancy felines still love The Cat’s Meow! This special 10th anniversary edition features Janet Kime’s popular litter of cat quilt patterns, plus one dog quilt. Now in full color! Nineteen adorable projects include “Cowboy Cats,” “Santa Claws Is Coming to Town,” and “Fish Dreams” ; Use easy rotary cutting, speed piecing, and appliqué; Creative fabric choices range from snappy polka dots and plaids to dreamy pastels and lace.
Celestial Wonders: Foundation Pieced Stellar Designs by Liz Schwartz & Stephen Seifert
Celtic Geometric Quilts by Camille Remme
Designer, teacher, lecturer Camille Remme has translated Celtic designs into quilts using simple pieced repetitive geometric blocks and lively colors. Follow straightforward, step-by-step instructions for cutting fabric into strips and machine sewing the repeat blocks or units to create overall Celtic quilt designs. Color illustrations and gallery of quilts are included.
Child’s Garden of Quilts by Christal Carter
Christmas Traditions by Gilbert
Circle Play: Simple Designs for Fabulous Fabrics by Reynola Pakusich, 2004
Circles of the East: Quilt Designs from Ancient Japanese Family Crests by Kumiko Sudo
Presents 30 extraordinary quilt designs derived from crests dating back to more than a thousand years. Centuries-old designs are combined with new, rich color choices and contemporary fabrics for an effect never seen in quiltmaking. Each block is accompanied by the story behind the design and step-by-step instructions.
Clever Quarters, Too: More Quilts from Fat Quarters by Susan Teegarden Dissmore, 2006
Clever Quilts Encore by Susan Teegarden Dissmore
Add pizzazz to your quilts with panels, borders, and theme prints! The bestselling author of Clever Quilts is back with even more ways to use these fabulous fabrics. Fourteen fun projects feature new fabric motifs; Stitch up ultra-quick quilts with crib and pillow panels; Make the most of small-, medium-, and large-scale prints in easy-to-sew quilts.
Celtic Style Floral Applique: Designs Using Interlaced Scrollwork by Scarlett Rose
Add flowers and stems, with the scrollwork changed into twining stems, to the traditional Celtic style applique. Nine original blocks with patterns and directions are enhanced by the color photos and design variations that will inspire you to use this updated technique.
Colors Changing Hue by Yvonne Porcella
Clearly illustrated lessons show a simplified approach to fabric painting. A discussion of fabrics and how they interact with paint is followed by instructions on techniques. Then 20 projects using painted fabrics are presented, from quilts to cloth dolls to gift wrap.
Colourwash Quilts: A Personal Approach to Design & Technique by Deirdre Amsden
Complete Patchwork Quilting Course, Basic Strip Piecing Manual by Kaye Wood
Continuous-Line Quilting Designs for Hand, Machine and Long-Arm Quilters by Laura Lee Fritz
Add beauty, texture, and special meaning to your quilt projects with Laura Lee Fritz’s wonderful collection of continuous-line quilting designs. Every quiltmaker needs this book in her library!
Cookies n’ Quilts: Recipes and Patterns for America’s Ultimate Comforts by Judy Martin
Corners Cookies ‘n’ Quilts features 8 original and complete quilt patterns plus brand-new recipes for 10 of the most temptingly decadent cookies and bars you have ever tasted. The quilts involve the idea of superimposing one pattern over another. One quilt incorporates Maple Leaves into a Log Cabin block. Another strews flowers over an Irish Chain. Yet another builds a Virginia Reel from logs. And there are 3 star-within-a-star patterns. Every quilt pattern includes color diagrams, rotary cutting instructions, and full-size templates. The recipes are thorough and easy to follow.
Country Bouquet Quilts by Debbie Foley and Valerie Boman, 2002
Country Bride Quilt by Graig N. Geisey & Rachel T. Pellman
Any quilter will be thrilled to receive the pattern to one of America’s most popular quilts designed at the request of Bride’s magazine. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, templates are actual size and ready to use. Also includes patterns for pillows, wallhangings, and two additional quilts. Beautiful color photos.
Crazy But Pieceable: Eight Charming Patterns to Make and Enjoy by Hollie A. Milne
Milne presents eight country style wall hangings which incorporate crazy patchwork along with regular patchwork and appliqué. The wall hangings are made from quilting cottons and also may include yo yos, buttons, doilies or lace edged handkerchiefs. In addition to the eight patterns there are also photos of what Hollie calls “Creative Interpretations” of each pattern. These include a motif from the original wall hanging used in a different setting. There are chapters on: fabric, tools and supplies, quilting basics, construction techniques and finishing as well as the eight projects. There is also a full-size pattern sheet with applique patterns and a 4″ and 8″ crazy patchwork block patterns.
Crazy Quilt Handbook by Judith Montano
A basic book for beginners. The book contains an introduction to crazy quilting followed by a historical perspective illustrated with photos of crazy quilts from the Denver Art Museum. It is 80 pages long and contains thirteen pages of color photos and many black and white photos and diagrams. There are ten project patterns in the Crazy Quilt Handbook. They include a 30″ x 40″ wall hanging, a needle case, an evening purse, a fan necklace, what Judith calls crazy quilt paintings – these are matted and framed pieces with a four inch circle of crazy quilting featuring an embroidered tree, a heart pendant, a belt, a bag, a desert medallion, and oval belt buckles. There are color photos of all of the projects.
Crazy Quilt Motifs by Betty Pilsbury
Crazy Quilting: The Complete Guide by J. Marsha Michler
This technique-driven resource offers timeless guidance whether you’re a beginners or a seasoned quilter who loves crazy quilting – the only U.S. created quilting style. With details about all known methods of patching a crazy quilt, more than 100 embroidery stitches, step-by-step illustrations and how-to directions for finishing a crazy quilt, this unique guide is the first to cover the crazy quilting process from start to finish.
Creating Scrapbook Quilts by Ami Simms
Treasured photos and other images can be transferred to fabric then enhanced and turned into personalized keepsake quilts. In addition to full instructions are color close-ups of a dozen spectacular quilts with their histories recounted.
Creative Marbling on Fabric: A Guide to Making One-of a Kind Fabrics by Judy Simmons
Learn how to create exquisitely marbled fabrics, using 15 traditional patterns. Detailed instructions break down each pattern into easy-to-follow steps to help quilters and fabric lovers create artistic and elegant marbling effects.Seven step-by-step projects include a Falling Leaves quilt, silk scarf, and scalloped vest. Includes directions for embellishing marbled fabrics with surface-design techniques, such as dyeing, painting, printing, and stamping; full-color pages are filled with inspiration for using marbling techniques in a variety of projects.
Curves in Motion : Quilt Designs & Techniques by Judy B. Dales
Working with the graceful curves shown in this instructive guide will help readers transform a sketch into a workable pattern for curved seam piecing, and the exercises teach them how to draw freeform designs. Using master patterns and templates, the author covers special techniques; elements of color, value, and texture; and more.
Cups and Saucers: Paper-Pieced Kitchen Designs by Maaike Bakker
The straightforward technique of paper piecing takes center stage in this fresh collection of ten picturesque kitchen-themed quilts. Quilters of all abilities can make and enjoy these simple, charming pictorial designs.
Daddy’s Ties: Quilts Keepsakes & Projects to Make from Ties by Shirley Botsford
The necktie is perhaps one of the most varied sources of interesting and unusual fabrics. Though some are notoriously ugly, many are good-looking, even stunning. They can often be had for very little money at thrift shops and yard sales–or for free right out of the back of the closet when their owner is tired of them. Noted crafter Shirley Botsford has transformed these variegated strips of silk, wool, cotton, and even polyester into a variety of items. From finding old ties and taking them apart to the step-by-steps of transforming them into all sorts of colorful objects.
Dancing Quilts: from straight pieces by Debbie Bowles. Published by American Quilter’s Society (AQS) in 2003.
Delightful and fun are two words that come to mind as these quilts literally dance across the pages with names like cha cha, jitterbug and the electric slide. Each of the 13 patterns will remind you of high school geometry (I mean that in a good way)! The technique used is a blend of piecing and zigzag overstitching. Tips on stabilizing, creating tilt pieces, thread choice are included.
Dear Jane: The Two Hundred Twenty-five Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt by Brenda Manges Papadakis
Quilt lovers and Civil War buffs alike will enjoy Dear Jane. It contains all of the 225 patterns of the historic Jane Stickle 1863 quilt as well as a series of letters to Jane about life and times in the nineteenth century, with emphasis on the Civil War and the women’s movement. Among the patterns and letters you will find a dozen quilts from the 1990’s, all inspired by Jane’s supreme example of quilt-making artistry in 1863.
Debbie Mumm’s Quick Country Quilts for Every Room: Wall Quilts, Bed Quilts, and Coordinating Accessories Using Easy, Timesaving Techniques by Debbie Mumm
Over 70 all-new projects with Debbie Mumm’s irresistible country charm are yours for the making. You’ll find quilts, quilts, and more quilts, all in the country style you love. Plus, have fun creating a coordinated look for any room in your home with projects for bed quilts, wall-hangings, table runners, pillows, valances, and lots of other irresistible quick and easy accessories. Look inside for these special features: Weekender quilts go together in a day or two– but look as if they take much longer; Creative color variations let you pick the look you like and make fabric selection simple; Quick and easy country accents provide companion accessories to go along with your quilts; A bonus section, “Country Decorating with Debbie Mumm,” gives you Debbie’s gorgeous watercolor illustrations in her signature style along with her best ideas on creating charming country rooms. And as always, you get Debbie’s accurate and reliable directions for rotary cutting, quick piecing, and speedy appliqué that take you effortlessly from start to finish.
Debbie Mumm Celebrates the Holidays at Home by Debbie Mumm
Deidre Scherer: Work in Fabric & Thread by Deidre Scherer
Unique truly describes Deidre Scherer’s extraordinarily realistic three-dimensional fabric-and-thread portraits honoring elderly women and men, images that have been admired by legions of fans in museums and in reproductions. Readers can see the actual working process that produces Scherer’s stunning art. 150 color and b&w illustrations.
Delightful Diva Designs: Wonderful Whimsical Wearables by Karen D. Boutte. Published by Remembrance Design Publications in 2004.
Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots by Denyse Schmidt. Photos by John Gruen. Published by STC Craft in 2012.
The first noticeable things about this book is the choice of fabrics, there are fewer colors and over all patterns. There is however a strong tie to tradition, many of the patterns have familiar names but the execution of the designs are fresh and new. The tools, materials and technique chapter is twenty pages in length.
Designing Quilts: The Value of Value by Suzanne Tessier Hammond
Diamond Quilts & Beyond: From the Basics to Dazzling designs by Jan Krentz
Krentz treats quilters to a beautiful book with truly dazzling designs and impressive photos of her work. Using photos as guides she builds landscape quilts that express the location, light and color of the subject. Within chapters fabric selection, necessary equipment, construction techniques, and perspective are discussed. Four amazing projects are included which mandate a variety of skills and techniques. A great book to peruse while ponder the natural environment.
Disappearing Nine Patch by Nancy Brenan Daniels
Down in the Valley: Paper Pieced Houses and Buildings by Cory Derksen & Myra Harder
Down the Rotary Road with Judy Hopkins: 30 Sensational Quilts from Folk to Fancy by Judy Hopkins
Take your rotary cutter and fabric in hand & hit the road with best-selling author Judy Hopkins. Whether your destination is folk or fancy, this quilting trip is guaranteed fun! Look through the beautiful color photographs & pick a project. Make fantastic two-fabric, repeat-fabric & multi-fabric quilts–every quilt is an adventure! Choose from classics such as Bear’s Paw & Split Ninepatch, or try exciting new designs like Migration, Fantasia & Tabasco. Super fabric-selection tips for making personal and unique quilts Everything you need to know to finish your quilts–from squaring up blocks to adding a hanging sleeve and label Create half- and quarter-square triange units with minimal leftovers and stitch quick triangle squares in dozens of different fabric combinations with this zippy new method.
Dye Painting by Ann Johnston
As well as being a guide for exploring color and designing fabric, this book is also a detailed resource for technical questions, discussing fiber-reactive dyes, the dye-painting process, supplies and tools, color mixing, and more. Clear instructions show how to create original fabric using a simple no-steam method for dye-painting silk, cotton, and rayon.
East Quilts West by Kumiko Sudo
These extraordinary quilt blocks explore themes and images never before encountered in quilts. Some celebrate typically American subjects like the Cadillac and the Charleston, the Indianapolis 500 and Radio City Music Hall. Others explore Japanese images like the rolling waves of a Hokusai ocean or the delicate rituals of the cherry blossom festival. All of them use surprising approaches to color, design, and fabric that will stimulate and inspire any quilter.
East Quilts West II by Kumiko Sudo
Inspired by her passion for gardens around the world, Kumiko creates real and imaginary flowers using colors, fabrics, and needlework techniques drawn from her childhood. Reminiscent of antique kimonos, her vivid quilt blocks will encourage quilters to express personal themes in their own quilts through their own combinations of color and patterns. Includes 30 original block designs and six full quilt designs.
Easy Art of Applique: Techniques for Hand, Machine, and Fusible Applique by Mimi Dietrich & Roxi Eppler
Learn appliqué basics from two experts–Mimi Dietrich for hand appliqué and Roxi Eppler for machine appliqué. Beginners and more advanced quilters will learn everything there is to know about appliqué from start to finish. Six quilt projects help quilters master traditional hand appliqué, invisible machine appliqué, and fusible appliqué; Learn how to make templates, mark and cut fabric, stitch or fuse pieces, and bind quilts; Detailed illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions ensure accurate results.
Easy Does It Quilts by Georgia Bonesteel
Many tips and tricks for template free rotary cutting, easy quick piecing and novel designs make up this Oxmoor House book. Adapt Cuddle patchwork quilts from polar fleece. A great beginner quilt is the cover quilt, Calico Crossover, that utilizes scraps.
Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak
Now anyone can accurately piece a quilt block in just minutes! Paper piecing is a simple process. Just trace a block design onto paper; then sew fabrics directly onto the paper with a sewing machine. The paper provides a stable base, making it a breeze to get sharp points on even the tiniest of pieces. Choose from 65 different block designs, including traditional favorites and original designs from Carol Doak; Start a paper-piecing adventure with 16 beautiful quilt projects featuring baskets, hearts, flowers, and more; Carol’s step-by-step instructions for paper piecing make the innovative technique a snap to learn.
Easy Mix & Match – Machine Paper Piecing by Carol Doak
Create your choice of 70 geometric, flower, and picture patchwork blocks in just minutes without templates or marking fabric! Included are 15 quilt patterns in a variety of sizes.
Easy Paper-Pieced Keepsake Quilts: 72 New Blocks Including the Alphabet by Carol Doak
Commemorate holidays, birthdays, weddings, and a baby’s birth by creating a paper-pieced keepsake quilt. Select geometrics, flowers, hearts, trees, and other designs to combine with new alphabet blocks. Block diagrams, block photos, and 17 quilt plans provide all the information you need to stitch a special keepsake.
Easy Reversible Vests by Carol Doak
Make a quick and easy vest that is flattering to wear. Choose from four different vest styles and use simple rotary cutting and foundation piecing for quick construction. For versatile wear, make your vest reversible with a casual side and an elegant, dressy side.
Easy Seasonal Wall Quilts by Deborah J. Moffett-Hall
Encyclopedia of Crazy Quilt Stitches and Motifs by Linda Causee
90 Crazy Quilt Stitches are illustrated with how-to instructions. In addition to these amazing stitches, you will find ribbon motifs that are perfect for adding dimension to your crazy patchwork.
Everything Flowers – Quilts from the Garden by Jean & Valori Wells
The ultimate idea book for flower lovers, this book offers designs for 14 quilts, in addition to suggestions for flower journals, scrapbooks, and potpourri packets.
Fabled Flowers: Innovative Quilt Patterns Inspired by Japanese Sashiko and Origami Traditionsby Kumiko Sudo
Combines the traditional arts of origami, sashiko, and flower arranging to achieve dazzling, three-dimensional effects never seen before in quilting. These quilt blocks capture the beauty of the morning glory, camelia, dogwood, and two dozen other flowers. Flowers can easily be combined into a stunning quilt, or simply serve as an inspiration for quilters who want to create beautiful flowers of their own. Includes step-by-step instructions for 30 quilt blocks and assembly instructions and templates for six full quilts.
Fabric Collage Quilts: Using Creative Applique and Embellishments– Joanne Goldstein
Learn a creative approach to making spectacular pictorial quilts that are quick to master! Using the wide variety of theme and novelty prints available, you’ll discover how to design a fabric picture with fast fusible appliqué, then embellish your quilt canvas with embroidery, silk ribbon, colorful threads, beads, buttons, charms, and much more. Includes:Three step-by-step quilt projects to get you started, plus more than 60 inspiring, full-color photographs; Easy techniques for making intricate landscapes, floral bouquets, garden scenes, still lifes, and more; “Confidence Builder” exercises sprinkled throughout the book to sharpen your creative skills.
Fabric Origami: Variation of Shark’s Teeth – Linda Chang Teuffel
Fabric Postcards: Landmarks and Landscapes, Monuments and Meadows – Judi Warren
An internationally recognized instructor, Warren has worked closely with quilters in Japan, and many of her samples depict Japanese locations, landscapes, and themes, along with regions in the U.S. Basic quilting skills are assumed; taught with thoroughness are value, color, and design skills. Paper postcards old and new are shown along with the finished fabric cards, always with ample discussion about each card’s evolution and why certain fabric or color was chosen. This is a groundbreaking book for those who seek a guide for capturing the landscape and natural world in their work.
Fabulous Feathers & Fillers: Design & Machine Quilting Techniques by Sue Nickels. Pub by American Quilting Society in 2013. Machine quilting.
Who would not want to use Sue’s machine quilting methods to make fine feathers? This book however starts at a more basic spot, chapter one has ten pages of supply information including how to set your machine’s tension setting. Readers will learn that feathers do not need templates; quilters will be drawing their own freehand feathers. The emphasis of this book is that you can design and with practice your feathers will be beautiful.
Faces & Places (Images in Applique)– Charlotte Warr Andersen
With excellent, detailed instructions, Charlotte Warr Andersen explains how to select an appropriate subject, enlarge the design, mark the fabric, choose the right appliqué fabrics, and master the key stitching method of needle-turn appliqué. There are good diagrams throughout, as well as a tear-out sheet offering several full-size sample patterns. The book is filled with many exquisite examples of photograph-inspired scenic and portrait quilts by Andersen as well as by a number of other skilled quilt artists.
Fantasy Fabrics: Techniques for Layered Surface Design – Bonnie Lyn McCaffery
Move from fabric lover to fabric designer! Discover simple techniques for making dazzling original fabrics that will add texture and dimension to any fabric-based project you create. Learn to “capture” colorful items–such as threads, ribbons, yarns, lace, silk flowers, beads, glitters, and more–under a layer of sheer fabric to create fascinating one-of-a-kind designs.Fantasy Fabrics includes step-by-step instructions for creating one beautiful piece of fantasy fabric, along with more than 100 variations on the basic method. Find inspiration for using your new fabrics in quilt blocks and borders, whole-cloth quilts, clothing, frames, and more with over 60 full-color photographs that showcase a range of extraordinary fantasy fabrics.
(The) Farmer’s Wife: Sampler Quiltby Laurie Aaron Hird, 2009 with CD
Fast Flying Geese Quilts…and More! by Karen Hellaby
This paperbound book is loaded with techniques and projects using flying geese. The technique pages range from basic geese to circle inserts, traditional, square, nosy, racing, diamond, half and half, pinwheel, 3D, curved wind, migrating, prairie, crazy and several variations of the mentioned geese. There are four full patterns for creative geese quilts and several patterns for holiday gift items as well as a bag pattern. Anyone who loves flying geese will be pleased with this book which was suggested by a quilt instructor.
Fast Fusible Quilts: Cross-stitch Quilts Made Easy by Terry Martin
Adapt cross-stitch designs to quilts in a snap with today’s fusible tools. Nine pattern designs, three projects.
Fat Quarter Quilts – M’Liss Rae Hawley
If you’re a collector of fat quarters, you know they’re colorful, inspiring, and often too darn tempting to pass up. But what can you do with those fun little fabrics once they’re yours? We’ve got your answer! Choose from eight wonderful quilt plans that show you how to successfully use those addicting 18″ x 22″ pieces of fabric. With just six coordinating fat quarters and a background fabric, you can stitch up a fabulous quilt top easy enough for any quiltmaker. Includes: Quick-to-stitch quilt patterns, including Broken Bricks, Houndstooth, Roman Stripes, and Woven Ribbons, plus an exciting mystery quilt; Step-by-step instructions for rotary-cutting fat quarters easily and efficiently; Ideas for enlarging your quilts with additional fat quarters.
Favorite Foundation – Quilts Magazine
Firm Foundations: Techniques and Quilt Blocks for Precision – Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood
This second book about the foundation method by Hall and Haywood, provides larger-sized traditional block patterns that are not usually seen for foundation piecing. Also included is a color gallery filled with stunning photos of quilts and blocks made with this innovative technique.
Flying Colors: Design Quilts with Freeform Shapes & Flying Geese by Gail Garber. Pub by C&T in 2010. Paper Piecing
The use of color, clever designs and cool shapes make this a fantastic read. Sure you can use it to learn a new method or borrow it inspire yourself to design but honestly it is just a pleasure to peruse this book page by page. Gail’s work is amazing; you will want to try all of the 5 paper pieced projects that include full-size foundations. Wonky, bright and fun describes this new addition to the PTQG library.
Folk Art Animals: 25 Fanciful Applique Designs – Janet Carija Brandt
Make one of the charming projects in the book or invent your own designs using 25 delightful animal templates.
Foundation Pieced Stained Glass Quilts – Liz Schwartz & Stephen Seifert
There are plenty of how-to photos in color, explaining how to paper piece. It can be difficult to learn how to paper piece, but once you learn, it’s like riding a bike … you don’t forget. But it does take time to figure it out. There are 36 quilt blocks, one per page.
Fractured Landscape Quilts – Katie Pasquini Masopust
Fractured Landscape Quilts showcases the latest work by fiber artist Katie Pasquini Masopust. Her stunning quilts reflect the beautiful landscape within a complex network of straight lines and curves. Using a profusion of colors and fabrics, Katie creates strikingly rich textured quilts. Her innovative technique, described in this book, is shown with many how-to photos and inspirational quilts. Starting with a photograph, Katie explains how she draws the landscape, fractures the image, selects the fabric, then appliques and quilts the piece for successful results.
Fresh Pineapple Possibilities: 11 Quilt Blocks, Exciting Variations – Classic, Flying Geese, Off-Center & More by Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood. Pub by C&T in 2013. Foundation piecing.
The second book of pineapple designs by these authors is offered to motivate readers to design their own pineapple (really just log cabins with a twist) blocks. Attention is given to marking and needle-punching the foundation as well as to proper cutting and stitching before the fun begins. Pages are dedicated to lovely colorful blocks making this book is a must see for pineapple lovers. Two small projects are within the pages but the focus is to provide quilters with ideas and to build self-confidence.
Friendship Blocks: New Settings for Sentimental Favorites – Marge Edie
Find a variety of new patterns for your next friendship quilt—four blocks and 10 quilts include designs for a wedding, a graduation, and a new home; Gather expert tips for creating attractive lettering, designing dynamic sashings, and framing signatures with hand or machine quilting; Get inspired to set up your own friendship-block exchanges—you can start them through your local quilt guild, a quilting bee, or even online. Capture the spirit of friendship in these innovative blocks and settings.
From a Quilter’s Garden – Gabrielle Swain
Fuse and Tell Journal Quilts – Laura Wasilowski
Keep a journal? Transform those musings, doodles, and snapshots into beautiful quilts with Fuse-and-Tell Journal Quilts. Six complete projects get crafters started. Then it’s time to tell the stories you want to share, with easy fusing techniques: no-sew appliqué, no-baste quilting, even no-sew binding. Adults and even kids can make a quilt in just a few hours, start to finish. Let precious memories become precious keepsakes with Fuse-and-Tell Journal Quilts.
Garden View Appliqué: Vintage Album Patterns by Faye Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2001.
Attention is given to technique in this book. Readers are shown how to needle turn appliqué and free motion machine appliqué is mentioned. This reviewer loved the section on color when the author states “you can never have too many greens in your collection”. A good list of needed supplies is included in addition to lots of design how-to’s. Sixty pages of rose patterns are included but quilters will need to make their own templates.
Go Wild With Quilts – Again! – Margartet Rolfe
Thefocus of her book is North American wildlife – dolphins, chipmunks, turtles, and a variety of birds – which is incorporated into blocks the quiltmaker may use for whole quilts or single-block wall hangings. Rolfe teaches an easy method of rotary cutting and straight-line piecing that gives the animals a stylized, folk art look. The full-color illustrations are excellent, as is the quality of the paper.
Granola Girl Designs Table Toppers: Celebrating the Great Outdoors – Debbie Field for Granola Girl Design
The 16 quick-to-complete projects will inspire settings for each season ranging from sunflowers and spring to harvest and holidays w/ more than 150 patterns for creative projects. Features include: 150 applique patterns; 16 quick-to-finish projects; Over 100 color illustr. & diagrams; Clear, step-by-step instructions.
Guide to Machine Quilting – Diane Gaudynski
Those who have struggled with machine quilting will be relieved and delighted with the author’s step-by-step tour of the world of machine quilting. Ports of call on the tour include fabric selection and preparation, choosing batting and backing fabric, pin basting layers, marking the quilt, thread choice, quilting sequence, walking foot and free-motion quilting, and finishing and washing the quilt. The sections on marking the quilting design and changing bobbin tension are particularly helpful as are the tips on lighting and managing the quilt in the machine.
Great American Quilts – 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 – Oxmoor House
Great American Quilts: Vol. 4 – Leisure Arts
These books capture a part of quilting history. Including in the books are quilts from beginning quilters to experienced quilters. Patterns range from fairly simple to highly complex. The quilts are beautifully photographed and a picture of the quilter or bee group is included along with the inspiration for the quilt design or what encouraged someone to take up quilting, or to read about a quilt begun a generation or generations ago and finished by today’s generation. Most quilt patterns are given along with fabric requirements and assembly instructions.
Hand-Dyed Fabric Made Easy – Adriene Buffington
Explore the design possibilities of fiber-reactive dyes, create fascinating surface treatments and textures, and produce any number of coordinating color families. There’s no mess and no fuss, because everything is dyed in plastic bags! Work your way through eight different dyeing projects. You’ll gain the skills and information you need to take off on your own and build a fantastic collection of fabric at the same time. Pointers, charts, and step-by-step guidelines are included, along with easy-to-understand tips on color theory, color suggestions, and a full-color gallery for inspiration.
Handful of Scraps: Pieced into Amazing Quilts – Edyta Sitar
Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too! by Dodi Lee Poulsen of Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow
There’s a style for everyone in this book and projects make up easily. Better yet, 5 delicious recipes accompany these quilts all named after cakes…Enjoy!
Heirloom Machine Quilting: Comprehensive Guide to Hand-Quilting Effects Using Your Sewing Machine – Harriet Hargrave
This comprehensive book on machine quilting contains all the information a quilter needs from the purchase and care of necessary equipment to techniques for finishing a quilt. It includes exercises to improve quiltmaking skills, such as sewing straight lines, squares, circles, stars, hearts, and even one’s name. With easy-to-follow diagrams, steps, and pictures, this book is a must-have for all quilters.
Heirloom Miniatures – Tina M. Gravatt
This book features 17 traditional patchwork quilts to make in miniature; each includes a color plate and historical background.
Heirloom Quilt – Yolande Filson & Roberta Przybylski
Hexagon Magic: Using the Versatile Six-Sided Shape to Create New Patchwork Sensations – Janet B. Elwin
Hexagon Happenings: Complete Step-by Step Photo Guide to Hexagon Techniques with 15 Quilts & Projects – Carolyn Forster
Honoring the Seasons: Quilt Patterns From Japan’s Quilt House Yama – Takako Onoyama
Admire beautiful pieced and appliquéd quilts designed by the shop’s staff and friends, then use the patterns provided to stitch some for yourself. You’ll see several of the same serene Japanese settings that inspired these talented quilters and learn about Japanese textiles and quiltmaking techniques. You’ll also discover the fascinating cultural or seasonal significance of each quilt design. Projects range in size from small wall hangings to large bed quilts. Instructions, templates, and color photos are included for 12 quilts, with some adapted for rotary cutting.
Hook, Line and A Hole in One – Four Corners
The theme throughout this book celebrates the sporting life – fishing, golfing & romping with man’s best friend. Choose from a dozen designs for throws, pillows, wall hangings & more – each with a sporty, outdoor appeal. Ducks, fish, tools, golf paraphernalia & a western touch or two enliven this exciting collection. Fast & easy techniques help you complete your project quickly. Whether you’re making a photo album cover or a Log Cabin throw, you’ll find the diagrams easy to read & instructions easy to understand.
Houses of Cloth: Instructions, Techniques, Patterns, Stories – Wendy Etzel
Hunter Star Quilts & Beyond: Techniques & Projects with Infinite Possibilities by Jan Krentz, 2003
Impressionist Quilts – Gai Perry
Using floral fabrics, needlecrafters can “paint” luminous quilts that look like a Monet masterpiece. In this book, Gai Perry shares the techniques she has developed for designing quilts in the style of impressionist paintings.
Inchie Quilts by Nadine Ruggles Published by American Quilters Society in 2009.
Basic instruction for making inch quilts is included but the book is really an art book of tiny quilts. Many are grouped into wall hanging, strung on or embellished with beads. Inch quilts can be sewn into a quilt or used as decoration, imagine the possibilities…
Irma’s Sampler: The Netherlands – Irma Eskes
Here is a delightful collection of patterns for 14 quilts, including pieced, appliqué, and combinations of both. Pattern designs include Dutch Bouquet, Delft Blue, plus12 more.
Isometric Perspective – Katie Pasquini Masopust
This innovative book shows quilters how to create three-dimensional effects using isometric blocks. It begins with the simplest, Baby Blocks, which gives the illusion of cubes, then progresses in difficulty as the author shows how to design isometric patterns on grid paper.
Jacobean Applique – Book II – Romantica – Patricia B. Campbell & Mimi Ayars, Ph. D.
Jelly Roll Quilts: The Perfect Guide to Making the Most of the Latest Strip Rolls by Lintott, Pam & Nicky
Following a brief getting started section 16 lovely patterns are featured in this jelly roll book. There is a large variation of difficulty among these designs, from basic to complicated star patterns. A quilt carry bag pattern is tucked in the back for those who transport quilts.
Jinny Beyer’s Color Confidence for Quilters – Jinny Beyer
Drawn from her own experience in teaching and making quilts, Jinny Beyer’s “Master Palette” system is great for quilters who want to develop color confidence quickly and easily without studying formal color theory. Quilters will learn how to create a smooth-flowing palette with no jumps from dark to light or one color to the next, and will also learn the secrets to “coloring” a quilt by shading colors and fabrics or scattering them throughout a quilt. Practice exercises help crafters combine colors again and again until they can confidently choose colors for any project. Includes eight quilt patterns and templates that encourage quilters to stretch their palette, handy eight-step guide to creating a multi-color, multiprint quilt, 128 color swatches, two master palettes, and eight-course outline and suggestions for color teachers.
Journey to Jericho – Kaye England
Judge’s Task (how award winning quilts are selected) – Patricia J. Morris
Just Like Mommy: Easy Matching Clothes for Moms and Kids – Cheryl Reinhard Jukich
Combine a sweatshirt or your favorite pattern with the newest fuzzy fabrics to create 18 whimsical wearables for kids – and yourself! Just snip up and sandwich a sweatshirt with another fabric, then use fast machine quilting and fun embellishments to create coordinating jackets, dresses, overalls, mittens, and more.
Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun: 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting by Kaffe Fassett, 2007
Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Road: 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting by Kaffee Fassett, 2005
Kaleidoscope Quilt (Quilt in a Day) – Eleanor Burns
In the Kaleidoscope Quilt book you create the illusion of circles in your quilt design without using curved lines by dividing the square block into eight large triangles, radiating from the center and finished with small triangles added to the corner. You will think you see large circles in your quilt, but there are no curved lines! Our Kaleidoscope Ruler is a great aid in accomplishing this challenge to the experienced quilter! Kaleidoscope Quilt contains 96 pages of detailed instructions and color illustrations with photos of finished quilts.
Kaleidoscopes & Quilts – Paula Nadelstern
Paula Nadelstern brings you the definitive book on kaleidoscopic quilts. She combines the symmetry and surprise of a kaleidoscope with the techniques and materials of quiltmaking. The color and complexity of Paula’s quilts invite the reader to return again and again. Filled with actual images of kaleidoscopes, the book covers the elements of design and techniques used to create the multifaceted, luminous, and random nature of a scope’s interior on the flat surface of a quilt. Paula writes clear, straightforward instructions with wonderful humor. She focuses not on rules but on guidelines that will assist you in the creation of successful designs.
Landscapes & Illusions – Joen Wolfrom
Joen Wolfrom’s thoughtful book encourages the beginning and the more advanced quiltmaker to explore new techniques and design ideas. It includes chapters on color study and special visual effects as well as a procedural guide and a glossary of terms. Even if the readers do not want to quilt the landscape images which are the focus of the book.
Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott, 2009
Layers of Love by Lynne Hagmeier, Designer. Published by Kansas Troubles Quilters in 2014.
Learn a new quick technique to achieve traditional blocks. Use this book to create fast and simple gifts employing the author’s layering patchwork method. Twelve mostly traditional and dark quilts are offered but there is lots of room to make alternative color choices. Although most of the book is rendered in B&W the final projects are exhibited in color. Instructions for using suggested KT Five & Dine Ruler are included.
Learn to Machine Quilt – Sloan, Pat
A great addition for those teaching themselves how to machine quilt, this book expands on a first time quilter’s basic lesson. Page by page instruction is provided complimented by tips and specific photos which illustrate the steps.
Little by Little – Mary Hickey
Little Quilts: All Through the House – Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson
If you have a passion for traditionally inspired quilts, you’ll love what the ladies of Little Quilts have to offer! Their appealing quilts are recognized by collectors worldwide. Decorate every room in your home with these delightful, tiny traditional quilts. Choose from 18 quick-to-assemble miniature quilt projects and companion pillows; Includes shortcut techniques for quick piecing and full-size templates; Find hints for using “magic” fabrics to create quilts with an antique look.
Log Cabin Quilts – Bonnie Leyman and Judy Martin
Machine Quilted Jackets, Vests and Coats – Nancy Moore
Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts by Bethany S. Reynolds
Working with medium- to large-scale prints, quilters can create dynamic pieced blocks without hours of planning and precision cutting. The kaleidoscope effects occur spontaneously, thanks to the ingeniously simple ‘Stack-n-Whack’ cutting technique. By stacking identical repeats of fabric, quilters can efficiently cut the pieces needed for all the blocks. Each block will be unique and unexpected, keeping the quilting experience fresh and exciting! With over 200 how-to illustrations and dozens of color plates. Designs include the classic LeMoyne Star, Hybrid Lilies, Kaleidoscope Pinwheel, Hexagon Star, Diamond Ring, Morning Star, and others, all pieced with construction methods that eliminate set-in seams and ensure quick, successful results.
Magical Hexagons: Simple Steps to Dynamic Quilts – Martha Thompson
Give hexagons an all-new twist with this “magical” method! Discover a simplified method for cutting, sewing, and recutting hexagons into beautiful, unexpected designs. You’ll love the results you get from playing with this one-of-a-kind technique. Choose from 10 eye-popping projects–simply stitch hexagons together, cut triangles from the piece, and re-sew them in easy rows to create vibrant, swirling patterns Discover special tips for cutting and piecing that eliminate any anxiety over matching points; large templates with built-in angles do away with complicated calculations. Use leftover hexagons from one project to make another gorgeous quilt–just rearrange shapes or add a new fabric for a totally different look Combine hexagons and straight-line piecing for stunning quilts that only look difficult to piece!
Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party: A Quilter’s Extravaganza of 120 Rotary-Cut Block Patterns – Marsha McCloskey
Mix-and-match 9-inch blocks to create 100s of quilt designs! Choose your favorites from 120 exciting 9″ rotary-cut blocks found in The Block Library; Mix and match your blocks & combine them using one of the 15 quilt settings Marsha has designed. Since all the blocks are the same size, everything fits together without any messy math or extra figuring on your part; Make a quilt! Clear, fully illustrated directions give you everything you need to sew the blocks without a hitch & assemble a gorgeous quilt from start to finish. Over 1,600 illustrations & 130 color photos make this a beautiful & practical how-to guide for every quiltmaker.
Marsha McCloskey’s Quick Classic Quilts: Four-Patches to Feathered Stars – Marsha McCloskey
Marsha McCloskey designs and makes quilts, teaches, and writes about quiltmaking. With her special love of feathered star designs, Marsha’s quilts pay tribute to tradition and practicality – most are rotary-cut and machine-pieced. Her designs inspire quilters to experiment with color and fabric.
More Projects & Patterns – a second collection of favorite quilts – Judy Florence
Measure the Possibilities with Omnigrid – Nancy Johnson-Srebro
Patterns and instructions for eleven splendid wall hangings, plus hundreds of quilt designs, make this a rich resource for both committed sewers and those looking to create occasional handcrafted gifts. Included are complete rotary cutting instructions and add-on seam allowances for twenty-three of the most unusual shapes in crafts and quiltmaking. Numerous illustrations show left- and right-handed quilters how to utilize the techniques.
Memory Quilt, The Story Book – Elizabeth McKey Hulbert
Mindful Meandering: 132 Continuous Line Quilting Designs – Laura Lee Fritz
Fresh ideas from the queen of continuous-line quilting! 132 contemporary continuous-line designs to add zip to any quilt; Designs work with hand quilting and with short-arm or long-arm machine quilting; Give quilt tops the perfect finishing touch with these charming new continuous-line designs from Laura Lee Fritz. Each pattern is presented with a background grid for easy resizing, and every one is continuous, which means easier quilting without constant starts and stops or awkward threads across the back. Hand quilting? Machine quilting? These patterns work with either one! Choose favorites from 132 contemporary continuous designs, then use them as allover patterns or on borders. Make a beeline for these continuous-line designs!
Miniature Baltimore Album Quilts – Jenifer Buechel
Patterns and instructions are given for 28 blocks and three borders, with general information on assembling and stitching; a gallery of color photographs shows miniature quilts by several artists. The finished quilts are delightful bits of Victoriana.
Modern Patch Work: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics by Elizabeth Hartman. Published by Stashbooks (C&T Publishing) in 2012.
Designed for the intermediate level quilter this book offers non-traditional but challenging patterns. A large emphasis is placed on color value in somewhat wonky designs. Here wonky is a good descriptive word as these 12 quilts are creative and striking. Even the pattern names are exciting: Metropolis, Roller Rink, Glam Garlands, Neighborhood, Rapid City, Fire Drill, Xylophone, Owl Eyes, Honey, Looptastic, Happy Hour, City and Escape Artist. Extensive backpagers provide lots of help and suggestions for quilters.
More Fat Quarter Quilts by M’Liss Rae Hawley, 2001
More Quilts for Baby – Easy as ABC – Ursula Reikes
Want to make something special, but don’t have a lot of time to invest in the process? Now you can stitch super-quick gifts for babies, kids, and even adults with these colorful, quick, and easy projects! Even beginners can stitch up a quilt top in just a few hours. Choose from 21 adorable quilts, such as “Bzzz,” “I Love Cats,” “Spinning Balloons,” and “Frosty and Friends”; Follow complete, illustrated directions, rotary-cutting guidelines, and speedy piecing tips to stitch up a quilt in a snap; Many projects are based on familiar traditional quilt blocks, such as Four Patch, Snowball, Kitty Corner, and Monkey Wrench.
Nature Design & Silk Ribbons- Cathy Grafton
Create flowers, leaves, and grasses so natural looking they seem to have been picked fresh from the garden. Experiment with the marvelous union of quiltmaking, silk ribbon embroidery, and applique embellishment.
Nature’s Patterns: Inspirations and Techniques for Quilt Makers by Joyce R. Becker, 1996
Necktie Sampler Blocks – Janet B. Elwin
New Cuts For New Quilts: More Ways To Stack The Desk – Karla Alexander
The “Stack the Deck” technique gets new life in this popular author’s third book! This new collection of tradition-with-a-twist quilts builds on methods used in the author’s previous bestsellers. Expect the unexpected with this fun approach to one-of-a-kind quilts. Combine the “Stack the Deck” technique with strip piecing and chain sewing in 18 all-new projects; Get a complete introduction to the original “Stack the Deck” technique—simply stack, slice, shuffle, and sew; Play with straight, curvy, or funky-cut angles for surprising results in each block.
The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece – Katja Marek
New Ways with Jelly Rolls: 12 Reversible Modern Jelly Roll Quilts.-• Lintott, Pam and Nicky By D & C Publishing in 2014.
When in quilt shops those lovely jelly rolls are irresistible. This book will show you some new ways to approach some contemporary designs employing a modern twist and your favorite jelly roll. Although you may recognize some of the twelve patterns included, the detail and colors are sure to peek your interest. Each pattern includes a way to use extra jelly roll strips when creating the quilt backing. The authors show how any quit can be double fun with their backing techniques. This book has sparkle.
Nickel Quilts: Great Designs from 5″ Scraps – Pat Speth and Charlene Thode
Discover scrap quiltmaking at its best with an all-new system for making traditional quilts that sparkle! Start by cutting 5″ squares from stash fabrics. Once you have a stack of squares, half the work–the cutting–is done. Choose from 20 big, beautiful patterns that each include directions for three different sizes; Use just eight units to make every quilt in the book; then mix and match them into dozens of other creative settings; Alternate unit sizes are provided for 4″and 6″ squares for even more options; Transform stash fabrics into dazzling scrap quilts with this timesaving technique!
Noodle Soup by Debbie Caffrey
On the Surface: Thread Embellishment & Fabric Manipulation – Wendy Hill
Hill combines clear instructions for mastering this technique with an attractive selection of projects in surface design.
Open a Can of Worms – Debbie Caffrey
Optical Illusions for Quilters – Karen Combs
In Optical Illusions for Quilters, Karen Combs provides quilters the ultimate reference, shy of formal training in art, for mastering not only perspective but a wide array of other ‘illusions’ that can add depth, motion, and interest to quilts.
Painless Borders – Sally Schneider
Papercuts and Plenty -Volume Three of Baltimore Beauties and Beyond by Elly Sienkiewicz
This needlework classic is the first volume in the Baltimore Beauty series, which has been praised in Publishers Weekly, Threads, Folk Art Magazine, and Country Living. It presents patterns for 29 blocks that progress from beginner simplicity to complex heirloom applique.
Paper-Pieced Kitchen Designs – Maaike Bakker
Patches of Time – Linda Halpin
Patchwork Animal Quilts: 8 Cuddly Comforters: by Marcia Dalbey Shurtleff
Patchwork Basics – Marie-Christine Flocard & Cosabeth Parriaud
Patchwork Table Runners Edited by Jeanne Stauffer & Sandra L. Hatch, published by House of White Birches in 2009.
Both patchwork and appliqué are featured, covering contemporary and vintage runners. Many unique methods are included in the New Technique section of the book; why not try a reversible runner? One great feature is a short chapter on changing the size of a runner according to the table it is intended for. This is truly an attractive book with lots of great ideas.
Patterns for Paper Piecing – Tess Herlan
Picture Piecing: Creating Dramatic Pictorial Quilts by Cynthia England. Published by England Design Studio in 2002.
England compiled this book to offer suggestions and design help with paper pieced landscapes. She explains how to go from a photograph to a pictorial quilt. Art terms are illustrated and explained. Chapters cover: planning, piecing, sewing, designing, sectioning, techniques and finishing. Although her fantastic quilts dot the book, readers need to create, design and construct their own pictorial quilt.
Pieced Minis – Quilts Magazine
Pieced to Fit: Instant Quilt Borders from Easy Blocks by Sheila Sinclair Snyder, 2004
Pieceful Scenes – Angela Madden
Piecemakers Country Store – Piecemakers
Piecing: Expanding the Basics – Ruth McDowell
Almost everyone who views a quilt by Ruth B. McDowell asks, “How did she piece that?” Here Ruth shares her sought-after techniques for piecing curved seams, insets, multiple angles, Z seams, Y seams, puzzle seams, diagonals, intersection seams, slipped seams, and much more. Beginning with a photograph or sketch, Ruth walks the reader through each step–offering suggestions along the way.
Pink Ribbon Quilts: A Book Because of Breast Cancer – Mimi Dietrich
Now, with five cancer-free years behind her, Mimi has combined her quiltmaking talents and her experience with breast cancer to create an inspiring book of quilt projects especially for women struggling with the disease. When you create a quilt to brighten a day in the life of a breast-cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver, you join Mimi and thousands of other women in the enduring fight to find a cure.
Pioneer Doll and Her Quilts – Mary Hickey
Pioneer Storybook Quilts – Mary Hickey
Playtime to Bedtime Quilts: 15 Cuddly Quilts for Baby & Friends by Sharon Evans Yenter, 2002
Poakalani’s Hawaiian Quilt Patterns – Volumes 2, 3, 4 & 5 – Poakalani
Prairie People – Cloth Dolls to Make and Cherish – Marti Hadley & Dianne Ridgley
Quick & Easy Quiltmaking, 26 projects featuring speedy cutting and piecing methods – Mary Hickey, Nancy J. Martin, Marsha McCloskey and Sara Nephew<
Quilt Digest – Kiracofe & Kile
Quilting Curves: an Innovative Technique for Machine-Piecing Curves with Incredible Ease. By Vikki Pignatelli. Pub by The Quilt Digest Press in 2001.
Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen. Published by Interweave Press in 2012.
Skills previously learned are honored and built upon in this book. Some of the chapter titles include; log cabin makeover, slice and dice, strip tease and embrace your curves. Although the font is smaller than typical this book will awake the inner desire for freedom in quilt designs. White backgrounds have never looked this good! Where most books would tell the reader to “quilt as desired” the author has included a short but helpful section that suggests quilting designs using a home sewing machine.
Quiltings, Frolicks & Bees: 100 Years of Signature Quilts by Sue Reich. Schiffer Publishing in 2012.
History lovers will want to peruse this hardback just to see all the wonderful old quits. While turning pages readers will be delighted with short newspaper articles about quilters, quilting bees and parties from the 1800’s till mid 1900. Telling these stories would make an excellent area meeting program. The book includes many old photos of quilting groups as well as their work.
Quilts for Men: from crib to dorm to den Landauer Books, 2008
Quilts for Wilderness Kids of All Ages by Debbie Field, 2002
Quilts Made Modern: 10 Projects, Keys for Success with Color & Design by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. Published by C&T Publishing in 2010.
Before launching into patterns the authors have included over 40 pages introducing principals of design, fabric selection, inspiration and construction. The patterns are more varied; there are lots of circles and the color use more profound than noticed in the other modern books. The final chapter assists with construction and solving sewing issues. Templates’ are included for three designs.
Quilt in a Day: Jewel Box Quilt – Eleanor Burns
This quilt contains vivid geometric designs that can be paired with rich, jewel tones to create a surprisingly easy to make and charming result.
Quilt It for Kids: 11 Quilt Projects– Pam Bono
Playfulness and practicality are combined in this book’s fun-filled designs meant especially for the special young people on every quilter’s gift list. Eleven delightful designs for quilts, pillows, and wallhangings are based on animal, fantasy, sports, transportation, or other themes that appeal to kids, some with unique hands-on play features and textured surfaces. Complete instructions using popular quilting techniques include rotary cutting, strip piecing, machine applique, and photo transfer.
Quilt It: Ideas and Inspirations for Patchwork and Applique – Barbara Chainey
An essential resource for quiltmakers of all skill levels, Quilt It! features practical and inspirational ideas for making the most of your quilting stitches. With easy-to-follow suggestions suitable for both hand and machine quilting, you’ll soon be planning all of your quilting designs with ease.
Quilted Landscapes: Machine Embellished Fabric Images – Joan Blalock
This book contains many different techniques on adding details to your quilts from frayed rough fabric (grasses and bushes) to chopped up fabric pieces held into place with tulle. Detailed instructions are included with many Artist’s Tips.
Quilter’s Ark – Margaret Rolfe
With this book you learn to easily foundation piece cats, cows, lions, monkeys, elephants, chickens, bunnies, pelicans, eagles, peacocks, butterflies, cardinals, hummingbirds, kangaroos, and much more with readily understandable instructions. The book is a great reference for other sewing projects and consists of 112 pages. The book covers basic embroidery stitches (chain, french knot, stem, and more) with directions and illustrations, ways to add borders with directions and illustrations, assembling the quilt top, binding, and quilting of the finished work. There’s a section pertaining to fabric selection and sewing materials/equipment.
Quilting Arts: Your Ultimate Resource for Art Quilt Techniques & Inspiration. By Pokey Bolton. Pub by Interweave in 2011. Art Quilts
Five mesmerizing sections compete for the reader’s attention, this is a book that you will peruse several times before reading it cover to cover. There is so much content between the basics and embellishments that your eyes will roll and your imagination is bound to stretch. A variety of quilters contributed to the book, each section was previously available in Quilting Arts magazine. Everyone will learn at least one new skill when they borrow this rich art quilt publication.
Quilter’s Companion – Dolores A. Hinson
Quilting Curves: an Innovative Technique for Machine-Piecing Curves with Incredible Ease. By Vikki Pignatelli. Pub by The Quilt Digest Press in 2001. Stimulating, bold and truly artistic are words that fail to describe the richness of this book. Not just simple curves, these are landscape quilts that are topstitched pieced. There is a mystic quality, inspired by nature suggesting the presence of Mother Earth and spirituality in many of the quilts. Seven easy patterns are included but the book does not end there, it continues with lengthy discussions on borders, bindings, free motion stitching and finishes with a chapter dedicated to doing your own thing.
Quilting for People who STILL Don’t Have Time to Quilt – Marti Mitchell
Quilting Patterns: 110 Full-Size Ready-to-Use Designs – Linda Macho
Quilters at every level of expertise will welcome this comprehensive sourcebook of 110 full-size, ready-to-use patterns — including pinwheels, birds, flowers, nautical designs, braids, and other designs. Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams for quilting, attaching a quilt to a frame, and suggestions for using patterns.
Quilting Patterns from Native American Designs – Dr. Joyce Mori
More than 160 inspiring designs, representing a wide range of Native American cultures, have been assembled by Dr. Joyce Mori, a well-known anthropologist. These patterns can be found on pottery and rugs, and they are used in beading, jewelry, and other crafts and are perfect for quilting motifs. The book spans the time from prehistory to the present, and where possible, the patterns have been identified by tribe or region. They are arranged by categories: small designs, designs for specific shapes, border designs, and whole-cloth designs. The patterns are presented as a series of elements that can be combined with others to produce new designs, such as adding a pima basket motif to a northwest coast drum design for a totally new composition. The author gives strategies for working with the quilting patterns and shows how she has developed or changed them. In addition to discovering many beautiful and unusual hand-quilting motifs, the reader will also find a section of continuous line patterns for machine quilting.
Quilting Up a Storm – Lydia Quigley
Quilting with Japanese Fabrics – Kitty Pippen
Quiltmakers’s Gift – Jeff Brumbeau & Gail de Marcken
When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.
Quiltmaker’s Handbook – Michael James
Highly articulate workbook demonstrates time-saving techniques for creating beautiful works of folk art. Tips on designing a quilt, selecting colors, constructing the curved seam, suggestions for creating new images, and more. Scores of diagrams, illustrations complement instructions. 40 full-color plates display dazzling examples of the quilter’s art.
Quilts: An American Legacy – Mimi Dietrich
Explore Americas quilting heritage through full-color photos & fascinating histories of quilts in the Smithsonian Institutions Nat. Mus. of Amer. History. Then stitch your own quilted masterpieces inspired by these lovely antiques. Choose from 12 designs suggested by quilts in the Smithsonians collection. Youll find quilts for beginners, quilts designed for rotary-cutting techniques, quilts featuring a combination of patchwork & appliqu, & quilts to challenge advanced appliqu artists. Add your own colors to create beautiful, unique blends of old & new. Includes fabric-selection tips, info. on cutting & piecing methods, & quiltmaking instructions.
Quilts for Baby: Easy as A, B, C – Ursula Reikes
Quilts for Kids – Carolann Palmer
Quilts from Nature – Joan Colvin
Utilizing a unique sketchbook format, Colvin offers many beautiful examples of quilts inspired by the natural world. Her swans are remarkably graceful, her birds practically sing, and her fish surely swim. Best of all, she is a gifted teacher, forcing the quilter to learn to find movement, contrast, and unity in order to create magical results. This book is quite suitable for both beginners and more experienced quilters. She offers many ideas for developing an end result that combines realism and impressionism. Both template use and rotary cutting are used. For art quilters who want to “work fearlessly with fabric.
Quilts From the Quiltmaker’s Gift: 20 Traditional patterns For A New Generation of Generous Quiltmakers by Joanne larsen Line & Nancy Loving Tubesing
Based on the recently published children’s story, The Quiltmaker’s Gift, which is also a treasure, this book includes patterns and directions for making 20 traditional quilts. Directions for each quilt are clear and easy to follow. Directions and fabric requirements are given for a lap, double and queen size quilt for each pattern.
Quilts from the Smithsonian – Mimi Dietrich
Quilts of Valor by various contributing authors. Quilts of Valor Foundation; forward by Marianne Fons. 2018. A great tribute to any military personal, the 16 quilt patterns included are creative even as they differ in skill level. But this book goes beyond patters as it contains history of the organizations, tips on making Quilts of Valor and includes all 50 State challenge quilts submitted to QOCF in 2016. Great book for anyone about to make a QOV.
Ribbon Treasures from Celia’s Garden by Faye Labanaris. AQS Publishing in 2008.
Not only is this fantastic book providing instruction to make ribbon flowers but it contains history about White and Appledore Islands in New Hampshire. It also introduces quilters to one of NH’s favorite daughters, poet Celia Thaxter. Celia’s talents included gardening, painting and writing; it is her garden that ties into this book. Although there is a getting stated section where general hints and advice are offered the reader is larger left to create his/her own floral display. Detailed one page directions are given for various types of flowers and groupings of petals are explained. There are many pictures of flowers used to dress up clothing and the home. Sure to delight crafters as well as quilters.
Rock-A-Bye Quilts – Leisure Arts
Babies and quilts – what a wonderful combination of new life and old tradition! In this timeless collection, you’ll find 6 baby quilts, 3 bumper pads, and a wall hanging, all updated with time-saving techniques.
Roots, Feathers & Blooms – Linda Gresler Carlson
Rotary Cutting Revolution: New One-Step Cutting. 8 Quilt Blocks. The Make It Simpler Way. -• Solomon, Anita Grossman By C&T Publishing in 2010.
Quilters will be fascinated by Solomon’s efficient shortcuts for cutting and assembling blocks. Not just a technique book, the author has provided readers with a colorful presentation and straight forward instructions. The emphasis is on individual blocks rather than quilt patterns. With this book new ways to approach cutting will be learned which will reduce time and effort. Borrow this book too be amazed by its visual illustrations, get questions answered by Anita and to learn her cutting method.
Rotary Roundup – Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin
Round Robin Quilts – Pat Maixner Magaret & Donna Ingraham Slusser
Row by Row: 10 Easy Bar Quilts – Terry Martin
Feature your favorite fabrics–including fat quarters–in these quick-to-stitch quilts! The blocks in these quilt patterns are set into a variety of wide, easy-to-sew strips that reduce the need for matching seams and sewing repeat blocks. Strips are then joined to create a super-simple finished quilt top. Perfect for quilters with a stash of novelty prints! Combine the popularity of bar quilts and theme fabrics in ten whimsical quilt patterns. Develop your quiltmaking skills as you stitch these simple designs and discover ideas for using your stash fabrics in new ways; Includes an alphabet and number chart so you can personalize your projects.
Safari through African Folklore Embroidery by Leora Raikin, 2007
Sampler Quilt Blocks from Native American Designs – Dr. Joyce Mori
Scrap-Basket Bounty: 16 Single Block Quilts that Make Your Scraps Shine by Kim Bracket
Scrap happy quilters requested this purchase in late 2018. Scrap Basket Bounty contains 16 creative patterns that do indeed shine, the librarian’s favorite is Log Cabin-ish! Font size is more than adequate, cutting instructions for scraps are reviewed and optional layouts are included. This is a colorful book that offers dazzling quilts in a variety of sizes.
Scrap Bonanza: 2-for-1 Quilts – make a second quilt with the scraps from the first! – Linda Halpin
Scrap Mania: More Quick Pieced Scrap Quilts by Sally Schneider
Scrap Quilts Fast and Fun – Patricia Wilens
This book contains illustrated step-by-step how-to for 30 easy-to-make scrap quilts, using the latest rotary cutting and quick piecing techniques. A variety of project sizes shown, from wall hangings to king-size quilts and everything in between. Most projects also have “size variations” charts, listing requirements for alternative sizes. All of the instructions are written and tested by experienced editors. Designs vary from traditional patchwork and applique that were collected from outstanding quiltmaker nationwide. The designs include never-before-seen originals and all-time favorites that are updated for today’s tastes and techniques.
Scraps, Blocks & Quilts – Judy Martin
Second Quiltmaker’s Handbook: Creative Approaches to Contemporary Quilt Design – Michael James
Scores of diagrams, line illustrations and photos complement instructions; 40 full-color plates display such dazzling quilts as March Study, Blue Metamorphosis and Dawn Nebula.
Sensational Scrap Quilts – Darra Duffy Williamson
Sensational Settings: Over 80 Ways to Arrange Your Quilt Blocks – Joan Hanson
Turn a stack of blocks into a lively quilt with this collection of fun, easy ideas! This update of a quilting classic shares bestselling author Joan Hanson’s proven step-by-step process. Choose from over 80 inspiring settings, plus new information on designing quilts with computers; Find solutions to common dilemmas, from arranging different-sized blocks and working with odd numbers of blocks to planning diagonal settings; Skip the dizzying math with Joan’s handy reference charts for calculating fabric needs.
Sewing on the Line: Fast and Easy Foundation Piecing – Lesly-Claire Greenberg
Love to piece but hate templates? Here’s the book for you! Learn how easy it is to piece blocks using fabric or paper foundations. Just trace and number block patterns onto your choice of foundation, then sew along the lines for perfect piecing every time.
Shortcuts: A Concise Guide to Rotary Cutting – Donna Lynn Thomas
Become a rotary-cutting expert–and spend less time cutting and more time piecing and quilting–with Shortcuts! In this completely revised and updated edition, you’ll find step-by-step information on 18 rotary-cutting techniques, from the time-proven basics to the latest, most advanced rotary-cutting methods. You’ll also find: Six exciting, all-new quilt patterns for practicing your rotary-cutting skills; Illustrated tips and techniques for both straight-grain and bias-strip piecing; Tricks for rotary cutting odd shapes using either paper cutting guides or the mark, stack, and cut method; Complete information on how to use and care for your rotary cutter and equipment.
Simple Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Machine: Step-By-Step Techniques for Beautiful Embellishments – Susan Schrempf
Think silk-ribbon embroidery is too hard? Think again! Simple machine techniques make it easy to get great results; Nine different stitches for countless exciting combinations; Love silk-ribbon embroidery, but hate the hours of time-consuming labor it takes to create them? Now crafters can use any sewing machine to create beautiful silk-ribbon embellishments. Readers will learn nine different stitches in nine easy lessons, then mix and match them all to create endless stunning combinations. Step-by-step directions have been classroom-tested by beginners, for beginners. An inspiring gallery of silk-ribbon projects show the stitches combined in amazing finished pieces.
Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts with Free CD-Rom and Templates by RaNae Merrill
A recent gift (2019) to the PTQG library collection, this beautiful book is accompanied by a CD. Beyond the six projects there are chapters which focus on drawing your own spirals, designing using spirals, and tips on sewing spirals. Each page is a delight to behold. This is a book I love to look at but there are many Maine quilters who will rise to the challenge and will create their own original amazing spiral quilt. When either drawing your own design or using the included templates this book will provide a rewarding experience.
Simply Landscapes – Judy Sisneros
Simply Stars: Quilts that Sparkle – Alex Anderson
Designed for quilters with some experience, though there are stars for every level, the book includes directions and supply lists for small (table runners) and large projects (bed-sized quilts). The personal challenges come in creating your own version of the star sampler quilts featured in the many photos of Alex’s students projects. Stars featured in the book range from easy (pinwheels and friendship stars made from squares and half-square triangles) to those that require higher skill levels (Sunray and LeMoyne stars using triangles made from rectangles and diamond shapes).
Six Color World: Color, Cloth, Quilts and Wearables – Yvonne Porcella
Luscious colors, strong design, and a bold sense of playfulness pervade both Yvonne Porcella’s creations and her enticing book. Information on supplies and a solid introduction to color principles lead to an exciting section on surface design that encourages readers to experiment with different types of resists, salt patterning, brush-stroke variations, sponging, rubber stamping, image transfers, beaded embellishments, and other approaches to putting color and pattern on fabric. Instructions with enlargeable patterns for 16 projects include quilts, vests, jackets, and celebration banners, in styles ranging from bright graphics to subtle marbled effects to designs resembling delicate watercolor paintings.
Small Folk Quilters: Teaching Young Children to Piece and Quilt – Ingrid Rogler
Small Scale Quiltmaking: Precision, Proportion, and Detail – Sally Collins
This book will excite your eye and challenge your hand as Sally shares how she creates successful small scale quilts. The focus on precision workmanship, in each of the nine projects, demonstrates and displays all of the techniques and methods you need to be successful. Discover the fun and excitement of designing full scale and sewing small. The challenge, creatively and technically, is to bring all the detail and integrity of full scale to small scale quilts. This book is about enjoying the “process” of quilt making, making beautiful quilts, and achieving your personal best. Every quilt maker can benefit from the information in this book.
Small Wonders: Tiny Treasures in Patchwork and Applique – Elizabeth Hamby Carlson
Smoothstitch Quilts: Easy Machine Applique – Roxi Eppler
Create masterpieces quickly and easily using one of three methods shown, including one for beginners. Complete directions and full-size templates for 5 quilts.
Snowflake Follies; quilts to make a winter weekend – Terry Martin
Soft-Edge Piecing: Add the Elegance of Applique to Traditional-Style Patchwork Design – Jinny Beyer
Shows how to add extra dimension to traditional patchwork by changing portions of the block to accommodate beautiful applique. Quilters of all skill levels will be thrilled to discover this exciting technique. Pioneer quilt designer Jinny Beyer offers 20 original designs, easy step-by-step instructions, and more than 290 spectacular illustrations. Full-color throughout.
Spirit of the Northwoods: Quilts for Wilderness Kids – Debbie Field
The beauty of wildlife and the great northwoods are captured in this stunning first book in the new Quilting the Great Outdoors series by Debbie Field for Granola Girl Designs. Debbie has created 12 individual blocks with unique wildlife and wilderness scenes which are perfect for wallhangings, or assemble all 12 into a single, fabulous, keepsake quilt. Full-color, illustrated step-by-step instructions and full-size patterns make this book a joy to use.
Stack-n-Whackier Quilts – Bethany S. Reynolds
Layering and cutting multiple pieces are the hallmark of Bethany’s process. Patterns include contemporary and classic choices from: Butterflies, Fans, Flowers, Optical Illusions, and more. Same easy-to-follow format and charts as ‘Stack-n-Whack’. 12 new ‘Stack-n-Whack’ quilt patterns using three simple methods: Basic Stack-n-Whack, Stack-n-Select, and Magic Mirror-Image. nbelievably talented Bethany Reynolds has given us “Stack-n-Whackier Quilts” to provide us with more hours of great fun and incredible quilts.
Stars a la Carte With Magic Stack-N-Whack Bonus Projects: With Magic Stack-N-Whack Projects – Bethany S. Reynolds
This innovative approach to quiltmaking makes star patterns a snap! From the author of the best-seller Magic Stack-N-Whack comes a new version of the LeMoyne Star. This classic block that has charmed and frustrated quilters for centuries can be tamed, and made with ease, with the addition of a few strategic seams. Directions with complete yardage and cutting charts for over a dozen quilt projects are included, along with a special section on creating Magic Stack-N-Whack stars and mirror-image stars to showcase in any of the settings. Pieces can be cut from scraps or yardage with little waste and outstanding results!
Stars in the Garden: Fresh Flowers in Applique – Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins
Create a delightful floral sampler quilt with the award-winning team of Piece O’ Cake Designs. Twelve blocks feature a cluster of flowers blooming from twinkling center stars. Patterns for each block are included in two different sizes, so you can make a full-size quilt or create a little wall quilt from your choice of smaller blocks. You’ll also find photos of each block in a full-color gallery. Includes: Patterns for 12 lively floral blocks in large and small sizes; Full-color, closeup photographs of each block; Special tips from the pros on easy, impeccable appliqué; Advice on preparing, cutting, and auditioning appliqué fabrics.
Stitchin’ Post – Jean Wells and Laury Thorn
Stitch’n Flip Quilts: 14 Fantastic projects – Valori Wells
Stitch ‘n Flip your way to sensational quilts using this popular, traditional technique! Valori Wells’ fresh new designs offer flexibility and inspiration for everyone, from beginners to seasoned quiltmakers.
Stori Book of Embellishing: Great Ideas for Quilts and Garments – Mary Stori
Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic: A Faster, New Approach to Creating 30 Watercolor Quilts – Deanna Spingola
Strips That Sizzle – Margaret J. Miller
In this far-from-ordinary quilt book, Margaret J. Miller encourages quiltmakers to explore innovative design possibilities using her foolproof techniques. These stunning patterns seem to move light and color over the surface of your quilts! Use rotary cutting and strip piecing to create basic Strips That Sizzle blocks, then arrange and rearrange the blocks to make incredible patterns; Quilters of all skill levels will be amazed at the number of designs they can create in just minutes with the 30 block designs provided. Photos of 40 inspiring quilts and step-by-step directions for four of the featured quilts are included.
Strip Therapy 3: Bali Pop Obsession by Brenda Henning, 2009
Symbols of Faith — 44 Quilt Blocks – by Linda Causee
Includes 44 quilt blocks and full-size patterns for foundation-piecing. Includes easy step-by-step instructions.
Take Flight: fun with textile collage. Published by Emily Taylor in 2020.
Take Flight: Fun with Textile Collage is a current rage; Emily Taylor offers classes on line that complement the book. During the pandemic of 2020 she inspired quilters all over the country to try a new way of working with fabric. Within the book readers are treated to an excellent color theory system, shown how to prepare fabric for collage making and are exposed to lovely design. Her birds and complementary elements are copyright released and available for printing.
Terrific Tees: I can’t believe it’s a t-shirt quilt! By Roberta DeLuz. Published by C+T Publishing in 2008
T-shirt quilts can be approached in various ways. This book provides a new approach to construction creating a personal t-shirt quilt. Enhance your special shirts so the end product looks like a sporting event, rock band or country tour. This is a thin book that is full of ideas, hints and four patterns.
Theorem Applique: Book II – Summer Splendor – Patricia B. Campbell & Mimi Ayars
Second in the series, this unique book offers concise instructions to applique and assemble a wallhanging depicting a glorious summer bouquet of fruits and flowers. Full-size patterns for the four richly detailed blocks and borders and clear instructions are included.
Thimbleberries Guide for Weekend Quilters: 25 Great-Looking Quilts for the Busy Quiltmaker – Lynette Jensen
Lynette Jensen works her design magic to bring you quilts of all sizes that are amazingly quick and easy to put together– and look terrific when they’re done. To help you make the most of your quilting time, Lynette includes these special features: Fast techniques that really work: Look for the special “Make It Tonight” and “Make It in a Weekend” icons to locate superquick and easy projects. More color choices: More than 40 gorgeous photos show alternative color schemes and simplify your fabric selection. Easy-to-use illustrated format: Hundreds of color illustrations with step-by-step directions show you what to do at a glance.
Thimbleberries Housewarming: 22 Projects for Quilters – Lynette Jensen
Filled with quick and easy projects for family members and friends to make as housewarming, wedding, birthday, and holiday gifts, the book’s quilts feature the popular Thimbleberries(r) fabric line, consisting of cotton calicos, flannels, and woven plaids. Instructions for twenty-two projects are based on the Thimbleberries(r) signature traditional style and simplicity of construction. Designed for a variety of seasons and occasions, the projects range from bed quilts to wall quilts to table pieces-and even include a shower curtain! Clearly written instructions and helpful photographs make the projects accessible to needlecrafters of all skill levels. Both large and small projects are included.
Thread Magic : The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy – Ellen Anne Eddy
The chapters guide the reader step-by-step with everything from “Looking at Quilts” to “Rehabilitating Troubled Quilts.” The gallery of quilts features both full images and detail shots. The photographs are bright and colorful, the illustrations clear and helpful. Ellen’s quilts are divided into several series and themes, with each section offering her inspiration for that theme. It is Ellen’s hope that by sharing her journey as an artist she can inspire her readers in their artistic journey.
Threadplay – Libby Lehman
Learn from internationally renowned quilt artist Libby Lehman how to create beautiful, thread-embellished quilts on your sewing machine! In Threadplay, Libby shows you how to create fascinating ribbon illusions and how to do sheer stitching, thread painting, bobbin drawing, couching, and much more.
Through the Window & Beyond: New Designs for Cathedral Window – Lynne Edwards
Ties-Ties-Ties: Traditional Quilts From Neckties by Janet Elwin
Just as quilting ancestors recycled many materials to use in quilts, Janet B. Elwin uses ties. Not only does she share the history of these quilts, but she provides wonderful patterns and color pictures of her tie quilts as well as those she has viewed across the country. The projects range from small wallhangings to large bed quilts. Some suggest specific necktie colors, patterns, and fiber content to use while making these creative quilts. Quilters can adapt the innovative suggestions in this book to create their own designs.
Traditional Blocks Meet Applique: Combine Piecing and Applique To Create Exciting Secondary Quilt Designs – Deborah J. Moffett-Hall
Traditional Quilts with Painless Borders – Sally Schneider and Barbara J. Eikmeier
Includes an abundance of diagrams, tips, and size conversions for the ten project quilts, incorporating quilting borders into the piecing of the blocks simplifies and streamlines construction. A very well put together workbook that’s great for beginners.
Transparency Quilts: 10 Modern Projects, Keys for Success in Fabric Selection from the Modern Quilt Studio. By Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. Pub by C&T in 2011. Those who have had the opportunity to see quilts by Ringle and Kerr know their work is outstanding. The ten patterns presented in this book are well suited for gift giving occasions; from baby showers to wedding and graduations. Their attention to fabric selection and color enhances the transparency of each quilt. A quilters task is simplified by the addition of a section entitled What Doesn’t Work and Why. By using color effectively many of the circles, squares, and stripes appeal to the male population.
Travels with Peaky and Spike: Doreen Speckmann’s Quilting Adventures – Doreen Speckmann
Readers are invited to sail through these breezy pages to enjoy a sea of delightful quilt designs inspired by and created on quilting cruises with the author and her triangle-shaped friends Peaky and Spike. Complete instructions and versatile templates are provided for fifteen projects.
Treasury of Quilt Labels – Susan McKelvey
Trouble Free Triangles (rotary cut 60 degree triangles) – Gayle Bond
Tucked Up in Bed by Jennie Rayment
Tucks & Textures Two by Jennie Rayment
Two Color Quilts: Ten Romantic Red Quilts and Ten True-Blue Quilts by Nancy J. Martin
Nancy J. Martin, author of the bestseller Make Room for Quilts, now introduces Two-Color Quilts! Nancy shares her special ‘how-to’s for creating 20 crisp red-and-white and blue-and-white quilts that are favorites of quilters and collectors everywhere. Complete instructions for creating 20 beautiful, high-contrast quilts. Pointers on fabric selection, rotary cutting, machine piecing & appliqué. A wealth of quilting suggestions & finishing techniques.
Ultimate Book of Quilt Labels – Margo J. Clabo
Everything you wanted to know about making quilt labels from the importance of documentation, to what to write, where to attach, and how to add to a lining. The books includes
Velda Newman: A Painter’s Approach to Quilt Design with Christine Barnes by Christine Barnes and Velda Newman
Visual Dance: Creating Spectacular Quilts- Joen Wolfrom
A riot of color and an array of extraordinary designs mark this volume as a truly innovative and exciting approach to quilt design. Concentrating on color, proportion, and scale; the power of line and shapes; and other principles of good design, Wolfrom teaches how to create quilts that are radically different from the traditional. Landscapes, geometrics, abstracts, florals–every subject yields unusual and striking results. Even those loosely based on standard on standard quilt patterns have been interpreted in surprising new ways.
Watercolor Quilts – Par Maixner Magaret and Donna Ingram Slusser
Capture nature’s beauty, light, and luminosity in your quilts! Step-by-step instructions show you how to create an Impressionistic masterpiece from fabric. You’ll love the easy-to-follow exercises for planning your quilt and using color to create a watercolor effect in the style of Impressionist painters. Use one of six easy patterns to get started, and then create your own original designs–no matter what your skill level or experience; “Moosh,” smear, and create color pockets or the illusion of curves and diagonal lines with 2″ squares of floral fabric; Build a fabric library with tips for collecting a wide assortment of varying colors, textures, and values.
Wearable Waves: Delightful Designs for Quilted Jackets and Vest by Karen Eckmeier. Published by The Quilted Lizard in 2012.
From the first 12 pages that orient the quilter to the essentials of clothing quilting this book takes off into total fun territory. Specific instructions assist as the sewer approaches each step of construction. From cutting waves to quilting the book is packed with how-to information. Seven attractive jacket patterns are offered along with shrugs and vests. The final two projects are grandmother worthy; a American girl doll jacket and a teddy bear vest. This is a colorful and playful book sure to please.
Where Love Resides- Reflections on Love and Life
Wiggles & Waves; Free –Form Curves by Karen Eckmeier. Published by The Quilted Lizard in 2018.
Fun, wonky and modern, this book is sure to delight all modern quilters and several more traditional quilters who will select more sedate colors. The importance of cutting collage pieces is shared by Eckmeier. Attention to topstitching is offered as a good way to assemble pieces and wiggle stripes are shown in detail. The nineteen projects are bright and well-designed making the book a joy to read. Any quilter who enjoys making and gifting runners as well as small wall hangings is bound to love this book.
Winding Ways Quilts: a Practically Pinless Approach by Nancy Elliott MacDonald, 2004
Woven & Quilted – Mary Anne Caplinger
Wow! Wool on Wool Folk Art Quilts – Janet Carija Brandt
éwith the wonders of wool! Whimsical patterns introduce all the techniques needed to whip up wonderful wool projects—and most can be completed in just a day or two. Fifteen wool-appliqué and hooked-rug projects spotlight flowers, hearts, and fun folk-art motifs; Penny rugs, petal rugs, and hooked rugs, plus appliquéd quilts and table toppers are included; Complete directions explain rug hooking and appliqué, plus five easy ways to dye your own wool. Project collection comes from Janet Carija Brandt’s topselling books—now in full color!
Zen Quilting Workbook by Pat Ferguson. Design Originals in 2011.
WOW Zen quilting is amazing and this workbook will give you both the confidence you need and the skills to get started. The author explains the terms, offers a supply list and takes quilters step by step through this type of machine quilting. The secret is drawing the design first, the motivation is the new fresh look achieved. Pat’s designs show are amazing, give it a try and see what you can do when you get into a Zen mood.
CDs and DVDs;
DVD’s Donated by Instructors at Maine Quilts.
This is a listing of the new’ish” materials donated by our wonderful ME Quilts teachers. I have the books and DVD’s added to the collection and they are ready for you to borrow. Please keep in mind that the two DVD’s by Nancy Lee Chong already have three folks on the waiting list – request one or both and it will arrive as soon as possible.
*DVD ‘s – 2 Fabric Applique Quilts: Fast, Fun, Easy, Bold. By Nancy Lee Chong. Published by Pacific Rim Quilt Company in 2005.
“Using Nancy’s stress-free needleturn techniques you will love applique”. One DVD and two pages of applique patterns. These design sheets may be copied but the original must be returned with the DVD.
*Hawaiian Quilting with Nancy Lee Chong. Published by Pacific Rim Quilt Company in 2003.
One DVD and one pattern that may be copied but the original must be returned with the DVD.
This statement written on the cover tells you what is needed to know about the DVD. “Hawaiian quits are visually complex – but very easy to make. A must have video for learning Nancy’s stress-free needleturn applique!”
DVD and Book Set * Hooked on Feathers: Clever, No Backtracking Technique by Sally Terry. Published by American Quilter’s Society in 2008. One DVD and one pattern that may be copied but the original must be returned with the DVD.
- Abstract Art Quilt Design: From Start to Finish with Pat Pauly. Quilting Arts TV, 2015
- Alzheimer’s Forgotting Piece by Piece, Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative 2006 (CD)
- Best of New England Guilds. New England Quilt Museum, 2006. 2 Copies
- Happy Birthday, America! The New England Quilt Museum, 2006
- Marbling Fabric: Create Permanent Hand Painted Designs on Fabric. Quilters Treasures, yr?
- Painted Face for Beginners by Bonnie Lyn McCaffery. DVD Workshop. The CD case indicates that no painting experience is necessary. An 80 minutes demo is included which just may turn you into a portrait quilt artist.
- Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. 2011 (2 disc)
- World War ll Era Quilts. New England Quilt Museum, 2005
CD’s from Maine Quilts
MQ 2016 (Quilts)
MQ 2016 (Candid)
MQ 2014 (Quilts)
MQ 2014 (Candid)
MQ 2013 (Events, Show Coordinator). 2 Copies
MQ 2011 Show Photos
MQ 2010: Hi-Res Originals with Excel Backup
PTQG ME 2006
MQ Quilts 2004. 2 Copies
ME Quilts 2003