Browse Books: Crafts & Hobbies / Applique

Red & White Quilts: 14 Quilts with Timeless Appeal from Today's Top Designers By That Patchwork Place Cover Image
Email or call for price.
Out of Print
Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts: Projects That Are a Pleasure to Make and Fun to Use By Yoko Saito Cover Image
Special Order
The Tentmakers of Cairo: Egypt's Medieval and Modern Appliqué Craft By Seif El Rashidi, Sam Bowker Cover Image
Email or call for price
Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing And Connection In Textile Art By Claire Wellesley-Smith Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Bowl Me Over: A Bounty of Tiny Pillows to Enjoy Every Day By Debbie Busby Cover Image
Special Order
Yoko Saito's Scandinavian Quilts By Yoko Saito Cover Image
Special Order
The Art of Rock Painting: Techniques, Projects, and Ideas for Everyone By Lin Wellford Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Simply Stitched with Appliqué: Embroidery Motifs and Projects with Linen, Cotton and Felt (Hardware Included) By Yumiko Higuchi Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Simple Whatnots II: A Second Helping of Satisfyingly Scrappy Quilts By Kim Diehl Cover Image
Special Order
Wool Applique Folk Art: Traditional Projects Inspired by 19th-Century American Life By Rebekah L. Smith Cover Image
Cozy Wool Applique Pillows By Elizabeth Angus Cover Image
Email or call for price
Simple Whatnots: A Batch of Satisfyingly Scrappy Little Quilts By Kim Diehl Cover Image
Special Order



Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

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:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

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.