A complete introduction to quilting, patchwork and appliqué, boasting 15 exciting projects to get you started, as well as covering the materials and techniques needed.
Easy-to-use and fully illustrated, this craft book is ideal for quilting beginners, as well as more experienced quilters looking to build on their skills and refresh their techniques.
A crafters’ heaven awaits inside this informative quilting book:
• A visual catalog of all the tools and materials needed, including information on types of fabrics, sizes, measurements, and design principles • Step-by-step full-color photographs accompanied by instructions for each stitch and technique, with integrated annotation • A gallery of modern patchwork block designs • 15 easy, inspirational projects that draw on the skills covered • An updated, fresh and modern design
Quilting, like most other crafts, has been shown to enhance wellbeing, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost self-esteem. It can even improve physical and cognitive skills and social awareness. Everything you need to master quilting, patchwork and appliqué, make beautiful gifts and items for your home, lies within these pages.
Discover the essential quilting tools and materials you need to get started. Then master the key techniques and stitches with simple step-by-step photography and explanations, including using traditional and modern patchwork block designs.
Then comes the fun part. Design and stitch your own unique quilts and other quilting projects at home drawing from the 15 fabulous projects included, from bags and toys to cushions and quilt designs — you’ll learn everything you need to know to create unique gifts and treasured keepsakes from the comfort of home.
Can’t get enough of crafting? Try Crochet Step by Step, Sew Step by Step or Dressmaking Step by Step next!
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.