70 Classic Quilting Patterns: Ready-to-Use Designs and Instructions

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Courier Corporation, 1987 - Crafts & Hobbies - 88 pages
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With the help of this volume from noted quilt makers, teachers, and lecturers Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham, needleworkers can now create their own stunning heirloom pieces with designs that will enhance any patchwork or appliqu quilt. Seventy ready-to-use full-size patterns come in a wide assortment of designs for decorative sticking: pineapple, feather and swirl motifs, florals, corners, a selection of repeating borders, and much more.
Easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams take all levels of needleworkers ? from beginners to veteran quilters ? through each step of completing a quilting project ? transferring the design to the fabric, placing the piece in a frame, the quilting stitch, beginning and ending a quilting line, etc.
The wealth of classic designs, brought together in one convenient sourcebook, will be a welcome addition to any quilter's library.

 

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About the author (1987)

Gwen Marston is a professional quiltmaker, teacher and author. Since 1981 she has had nineteen solo exhibits and participated in many group shows. She maintains a busy teaching and lecture schedule across the United States and has twice taught in Japan. For the past twenty years she has conducted quilt retreats on Beaver Island, Michigan, her year-round home. She was a regular columnist for Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilt for twelve consecutive years.

Joe Cunningham has made a living making quilts for 30 years. Author and co-author of numerous books on quilts, quilt history, and quiltmaking, he teaches nationally and curates special quilt exhibits. His alter ego, Joe the Quilter, stars in a one-man musical that explores how quiltmaking was a masculine domain not so very long ago.

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