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Quilts And Health

Author : Marsha MacDowell
ISBN : 9780253032270
Genre : Art
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Name an illness, medical condition, or disease and you will find quiltmaking associated with it. From Alzheimer’s to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lou Gehrig's Disease to Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, and for nearly every form of cancer, millions of quilts have been made in support of personal well-being, health education, patient advocacy, memorialization of victims, and fundraising. In Quilts and Health, Marsha MacDowell, Clare Luz, and Beth Donaldson explore the long historical connection between textiles and health and its continued and ever growing importance in contemporary society. This lavishly illustrated book brings together hundreds of health-related quilts—with imagery from abstract patterns to depictions of fibromyalgia to an ovarian cancer diary—and the stories behind the art, as told by makers, recipients, healthcare professionals, and many others. This incredible book speaks to the healing power of quilts and quiltmaking and to the deep connections between art and health.
Category: Art

The Giving Quilt

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781101600344
Genre : Fiction
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“Why do you give?” asks Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson Cooper in The Giving Quilt, the New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s artful, inspiring novel that imagines what good would come from practicing the holiday spirit each and every day of the year. At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters and aspiring quilters—a librarian, a teacher, a college student, and a quilt-shop clerk among them—gather for a special winter session of quilt camp, to make quilts for Project Linus. (In real life, Chiaverini has long been active in this charitable organization, dedicated to providing handmade quilts and blankets to children in need.) Each quilter, ever mindful that many of her neighbors, friends, and family members are struggling through difficult times, uses her creative gifts to alleviate their collective burden. As the week unfolds, the quilters respond to Sylvia’s provocative question in ways as varied as the life experiences that drew them to Elm Creek Manor. Love and comfort are sewn into the warm, bright, beautiful quilts they stitch, and their stories collectively consider the strength of human connection and its rich rewards. Featuring not only well-loved characters but also intriguing newcomers, The Giving Quilt will remind us all: Giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile.
Category: Fiction

Nebraska Quilts And Quiltmakers

Author : Patricia Cox Crews
ISBN : 0803263465
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Features over one hundred quilts created from Nebraska's territorial period to the 1980s, with descriptions of the patterns, materials, and techniques and biographical sketches of the quiltmakers
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Amish Quilts

Author : Janneken Smucker
ISBN : 9781421410548
Genre : Religion
File Size : 49.15 MB
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Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts—a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters. In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts. They are even pictured on collectible stamps. Amish Quilts explores how these objects evolved from practical bed linens into contemporary art. In this in-depth study, illustrated with more than 100 stunning color photographs, Janneken Smucker discusses what makes an Amish quilt Amish. She examines the value of quilts to those who have made, bought, sold, exhibited, and preserved them and how that value changes as a quilt travels from Amish hands to marketplace to consumers. A fifth-generation Mennonite quiltmaker herself, Smucker traces the history of Amish quilts from their use in the late nineteenth century to their sale in the lucrative business practices of today. Through her own observations as well as oral histories, newspaper accounts, ephemera, and other archival sources, she seeks to understand how the term "Amish" became a style and what it means to both quiltmakers and consumers. She also looks at how quilts influence fashion and raises issues of authenticity of quilts in the marketplace. Whether considered as art, craft, or commodity, Amish quilts reflect the intersections of consumerism and connoisseurship, religion and commerce, nostalgia and aesthetics. By thoroughly examining all of these aspects, Amish Quilts is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of these beautiful works. -- Barbara Brackman, quilt historian
Category: Religion

Local Global

Author : Deborah Cherry
ISBN : 0754631974
Genre : Art
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Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century is the first book to investigate women artists working in disparate parts of the world. This pioneering collection addresses issues at the heart of feminist and post-colonial studies: the nature of difference, discrepant modernities and cross-cultural encounters. Written in a lively and accessible style, this lavishly illustrated volume offers fresh perspectives on women, art and identity. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of women artists and the art of the nineteenth century.
Category: Art

The Ultimate Guide To Longarm Machine Quilting

Author : Linda V. Taylor
ISBN : 9781607050476
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 78.58 MB
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From maintenance to custom designs to advertising, here is everything you need to know about using longarm quilting machines. This indispensable guide from longarm expert Linda V. Taylor answers all of your questions, whether you’re a professional, a beginner, just starting to think about a quilting machine, or wanting to hire a machine quilter to finish your quilt. Learn the basics - how the process works, advice on tools, supplies, and accessories, and a glossary of terms. Complete information on pantograph (all-over) designs, custom quilting, and freehand techniques. An overview of the business of longarm machine quilting for both the proprietor and the consumer. 38 pages of original pantograph patterns, plus a quilt project and a gallery of beautiful quilts.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Quilt Block Leftovers

Author : Sarah Phillips
ISBN : 1402714785
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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All quilters have leftover blocks that didn't make it into their last project--and over time, the collection grows and grows. Put them to creative use with these fabulous quickie ideas. There's something for every taste: seat cushions, scarves, baby blankets, placemats and other practical and decorative items. Patterns are included, and the level ranges from very simple to moderately advanced.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

65 Drunkard S Path Quilt Designs

Author : Pepper Cory
ISBN : 0486400468
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Step-by-step instructions and detailed drawings make the intricacies of the popular Drunkard's Path pattern easy for quilters at every level of experience. Now, even novice quilters can piece this attractive, time-honored pattern! Included are 4 pages of full-size templates, 38 full-color photos, and an illustrated index of variations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

1 2 3 Quilt

Author : Ellen Luckett Baker
ISBN : 9781452129440
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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In this follow-up to 1, 2, 3 Sew, expert seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker shares her fun building-block approach to quilting. Organized by quilting shapes—squares, triangles, hexagons, circles, flowers, stars, and diamonds—this easy-to-follow guide provides a simple way to master the elements of quilt design. Twenty-four projects progress in difficulty, allowing readers to develop technical skills as they work through the book. From the minimal Argyle Apron to the stylish Hexagon Handbag and more intricate Star Quilt, these modern, bright designs will appeal to beginning and intermediate quilters alike.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Quilt Block Book

Author : Nancy Wick
ISBN : 9781589237780
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Provides instructions for creating seventy-five different quilting blocks using three sewing methods: traditional piecing, foundation piecing, and appliquâe.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies