Love of Quilting Bookshelf for 2011

Enjoy this collection of great books from the pages of Love of Quilting.

 

Pumpkin Patch Threads   
by Need’l Love
Renee Nanneman is back with the twenty-fifth book in her Threads series. Renee and her designer friends have compiled an assortment of autumn-inspired projects in techniques such as traditional piecing, wool appliqué, rug hooking, and punch-needle. You’ll find table runners, wallhangings, pillows, pincushions, coasters, and more. There’s also a queen-size quilt that you’ll be excited to display in your home all year long. 44 pages, softcover, $25.00. The Need’l Love Company, www.needllove.com
Squares and Triangles   
by Elsie Campbell
If you enjoy scrap quilts, you’ll love stash-busting with Elsie. She designed
thirteen sophisticated quilts using squares and triangles cut from scraps.
One quilt includes beautiflul appliqué flowers, leaves, and vines atop a
subtle pieced background. Elsie also shares some of the cutting and piecing techniques that helped to make her an award-winning quilter.
80 pages, softcover, $19.95. Good Books, www.GoodBooks.com
Tweet Others with Kindness   
by Kelly Mueller of The Wooden Bear
Kelly’s whimsical style charms quiltmakers of all ages. In her latest book, you’ll find quick and easy home and gift projects such as mug mats, wallhangings, pincushions, and embroidery designs. A pullout pattern section includes full-size appliqué patterns and placement diagrams. These adorable projects are perfect gifts for teachers, hostesses, birthdays, or just because... 16 pages, softcover, $16.00. The Wooden Bear, www.thewoodenbear.com
Simply Charming
Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear   
by Tara Lynn Darr
You don’t need a lot of fabric to create these small quilts. Using leftover scraps or new charm packs, you can make twenty wallhangings, table toppers, and doll quilts in traditional, timeless designs. Tara shares tips on choosing fabrics, pressing, piecing techniques, and acquiring fabric through swaps. 112 pages, softcover, $26.95. Kansas City Star Books, www.pickledish.com

Tabletop Quilts and Scrap Quilts
Best of Fons & Porter
Thirty-one popular scrap quilts and thirty-four tabletop quilts were chosen to
launch the new "Best of Fons & Porter" book series. Favorite quilts from past
issues of Love of Quilting are featured along with Sew Easy™ lessons and Sew Smart™ tips from Marianne and Liz. These books are loaded with projects using various techniques for quilters of all skill levels. 176 pages, softcover, $24.95 each. Leisure Arts, www.shopfonsandporter.com


The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery
Embellishment and Appliqué   by Janice Vaine
Whether you are an appliqué and embroidery enthusiast who loves to learn new techniques or an expert who teaches needlework, this book is for you. With clear instructions, beautiful photographs, and step-by-step illustrations for embroidery stitches, ribbonwork techniques, and several fabric techniques, readers can stitch 124 beautiful blocks. 256 pages, hardcover, hidden-spiral lay-flat binding, $34.95. Pattern DVD included. Landauer Publishing, www.landauercorp.com
SuperStrata Quilts Celebrating the Colors of Bali  
by Pamela Mostek and Susan Nelsen
If you like color, you will love this book! Go along with Pam and Susan as they share their textile tour of Bali. The eight designs featured are inspired by the breathtaking sights visited, and each quilt is shown in two colorways. Pam and Susan teach techniques for making straight, diagonal, curved, and slanted SuperStrata, which you then cut into pieces and assemble into blocks. It's a fun technique you can use with a bundle of new fabrics or to whittle away at your stash. 80 pages, softcover, $24.99. Martingale & Company, www.martingale-pub.com
Pennies from Heaven
by Gretchen Gibbons
Gretchen Gibbons combines cotton and wool in ten gorgeous appliquéd blocks that can be used together to make a throw or individually for pillows, table mats, and wallhangings. The designs are based on patterns from antique penny rugs, and celebrate Gretchen’s favorite things—family, history, folk art, nature, and quilting.
96 pages, softcover, $26.99. Martingale & Company, www.martingale-pub.com

Count On It
by Nancy Halvorsen of Art to Heart
Celebrate seasons, holidays, and special occasions with these small quilts and banners by Nancy Halvorsen. Count down the days until a birthday or announce a child’s age, make a “quilt calendar” or personalized birthday banner, or simply decorate for each month. Cute flower, bunny, bird, Santa, snowman and other designs will appeal to both kids and adults. This book is loaded with ideas, and will inspire you to create lasting mementos of your family’s events. 36 pages, softcover, $18.00. Art to Heart, www.arttoheart.com
Circle of Nine
by Janet Houts & Jean Ann Wright
The twenty-four quilts in this book are all in the same setting—but you would never know it. With a simple arrangement of blocks and spacers, almost any block can be used to create a new design. Sisters Janet and Jean Ann show you how to plan a quilt using a favorite block design and plain or pieced spacers. Or, you can make the quilts shown, following the authors’ complete instructions and colorful illustrations. 120 pages, softcover. $24.95. Landauer Corporation, www.landauercorp.com
Golden Album Quilt
by Jinny Beyer
Jinny Beyer made this sampler quilt in response to an overwhelming number of requests after the release of her book The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns. Using a variety of techniques, you can polish your skills as you replicate Jinny’s quilt, or design your own quilt following her instructions. Jinny also shows how give a quilt the perfect finish using her distinctive border print fabrics. 86 pages, softcover, $24.95. Breckling Press, www.brecklingpress.com
Nine-Patch Gatherings
by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles
The traditional Nine Patch block, a favorite of so many quilters, is featured in this new book by Primitive Gatherings. The authors designed fourteen projects using an innovative method for making Nine Patch blocks. Quilts range in size from 12" square to 39" × 45", and are made from 1½" and 3" blocks. You’ll love these scrappy quilts
on your walls and tables. 24 pages, softcover, $20.00. Primitive Gatherings,
www.primitivegatherings.us
Garden Club A Bouquet of Quilts and Projects   
by Blackbird Designs
Barb Adams and Alma Allen feature twelve special garden-inspired projects in their distinctive style. Choose from quilts for the bed, a table quilt, pincushions, needle roll, pillow, and more to decorate your home. Hand stitch charming
wool or counted cross-stitch projects while relaxing with your family.  
84 pages, softcover, $24.95. Blackbird Designs, www.blackbird-designs.com
Friendship Strips & Scraps
by Edyta Sitar
Prolific designer Edyta Sitar is back with a new idea for fabric swaps. Following her wildly popular Friendship Triangles book, this book features eighteen projects using strips and scraps. Edyta’s quilts, photographed in beautiful settings, will entice you to expand your stash and spend every spare moment quilting. You’ll want to make every quilt in this book! 112 pages, softcover. $27.95. Landauer Corporation, www.landauercorp.com
Under the Stars
by Cherie Ralston
Cherie Ralston loves stars. For her book, she created five full-size quilts and two wallhangings, each with pieced or appliquéd stars. Nature-themed appliqué enhances some quilts by softening points and angles. Also included are four small projects for keeping or giving—pocket calendar cover, heart sachet, cross-stitch pincushion, and folk art sewing box. 80 pages, softcover, $23.95. Kansas City Star Books, www.pickledish.com
Fresh off the Farm
by Kelly Mueller of the Wooden Bear
Kelly’s adorable designs and her line of fabrics with Red Rooster are delighting quiltmakers everywhere. In this book, she presents a wallhanging, pillows, bags, and a roomy tote. A pattern insert contains full-size patterns and appliqué placement diagrams to make the projects easy and fun. 12 pages, softcover, $12.00. The Wooden Bear, www.thewoodenbear.com
Sew, Craft, Quilt and Embroider Confidently with Sulky Stabilizers
by Joyce Drexler
Dozens of project ideas and Joyce’s Recipes for Success will help you achieve perfect results in your projects. With nineteen Sulky stabilizers to choose from, any garment, craft, quilt or embroidery project can be expertly made with professional results every time. Joyce teaches how to choose the correct stabilizers for your projects and provides comprehensive instructions for using them. Also included is a CD containing six bonus projects with patterns and fabulous food recipes from ”Sewing Stars.” 200 pages, softcover. $29.95. Sulky of America, www.sulky.com

 

Stitched So Cute!
by Mary Engelbreit
You’ll love these designs for babies and children, fresh ideas for home décor, and easy gift-giving projects. Mary Engelbreit’s unique style is present in every project, including a baby quilt, stuffed toys, bibs, hot pads, pillows, and more. Full-size patterns, complete instructions, and beautiful color photos provide everything you need to create delightful projects in no time. 88 pages, hardcover/spiral bound, $22.95. Leisure Arts, Inc.,  www.leisurearts.com
  Easy Quilts
Best of Fons and Porter
This collection offers more than 30 quilts that can be made in a weekend or less. Simplified patchwork, larger blocks, strip-sets, and other shortcuts make it all possible without sacrificing beauty.  Each quilt is shown in a lifestyle photograph and an assembly diagram, accompanied by a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions. Some also feature extra help from Fons & Porter's popular Sew Easy lessons, which include step-by-step photography or diagrams. 176 pages, softcover, $24.95 each. Leisure Arts, www.shopfonsandporter.com
 

Scrap Quilts
Best of Fons and Porter
This big collection of quilts represents more than 20 favorite scrap-friendly projects from issues of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. Patterns suitable for using fabric fat quarters and fat eighths are specially identified. The patterns are organized by technique and are designed for a range of bed sizes, as well as baby quilts and lap throws. Each quilt is shown in a lifestyle photograph and an assembly diagram, accompanied by a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions. 176 pages, softcover, $24.95 each. Leisure Arts, www.shopfonsandporter.com

 

Favorite Quilts
Best of Fons and Porter
Marianne Fons and Liz Porter are the super stars of quilting, and this remarkable collector's edition presents 23 of their best personal quilts from issues of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. Quilts include the spectacular Feathered Star that was the magazine's 2001 series quilt, a unique Spiderweb baby quilt, and a variety of Star, Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Civil War era, and other traditional patterns for all skill levels. There also are some quilts using batiks, novelty print fabrics, and other fun patterns. Each quilt is shown in a lifestyle photograph and an assembly diagram, accompanied by a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions. 176 pages, softcover, $24.95 each. Leisure Arts, www.shopfonsandporter.com











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