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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We're still here!

Hi everyone,
 Can you believe it's been three months since we posted? Sorry, we've been a bit distracted. Look for some exciting news about the shop to come soon. Since we are an Book autoship shop with all of the major distributors we have had lots of new books that have come in ( or that are on the way) that we haven't been able to post to the blog. So here are just a few that just arrived . . .

Elly Sienkiewicz's Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts

25 Blocks • 12 Quilts • Embellishment Techniques
by Elly Sienkiewicz with Mary Tozer

Baltimore's Daughters - the Joy of Friendship Albums

  • 25 classic 8" blocks from your favorite Baltimore album expert
  • Appliqué basics plus special techniques for appliqué and embellishment
  • Over 120 quiltmakers contributed to the quilts in the gallery
  • Details for the setting of Elly's Happiness Journey quilt
Featuring quilts from the 2010 Quilt's Inc. exhibit, Baltimore Album Review II: Baltimore's Daughters - Friends Stitch Past to Future. Celebrate the return of classic Baltimore patterns! These smaller blocks make for easier, more portable quilt projects that you and yours will cherish for years to come.

The Ultimate Appliqué Guidebook

150 Patterns, Hand & Machine Techniques, History, Step-by-step Instructions, Keys to Design & Inspiration
by Annie Smith

Everything you need to succeed with appliqué

  • 150 appliqué design elements-flowers, leaves, stems, vases, birds, bugs, and flourishes
  • Mix and match to design your own beautiful appliquéd blocks, quilts, and wearables
  • Layflat binding makes it easy to trace your favorite patterns
  • Includes 3 projects to get started, ranging from basic to complex
This complete source book guides you every step of the way in how to design your own appliqué patterns. Learn where to find new inspiration, read more about the history of appliqué, and build your skills in both hand and machine techniques. You'll revel in your new-found freedom to make your appliqué projects uniquely your own!

The Practical Guide to Patchwork

New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker
by Elizabeth Hartman

Quilting Basics with Modern Flair

  • 12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates
  • Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colors or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful.
  • Alternate colorways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change the look of the same block.
  • Learn how to cut, piece, appliqué, machine quilt, bind, and finish.
  • Pick up helpful tips and tricks to stay organized and master the methods.
Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new "go-to" book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own.

Scandinavian Stitches

21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair
by Kajsa Wikman

Every Season Brings a New Reason to Quilt and Sew!

  • 21 whimsical projects include quilts, softies, pillows, and ornaments
  • Find new inspiration in the seasons of Scandinavia
  • A fresh, modern take on folk art for decorating and gifting
  • Easy to make by hand or machine - scrap-friendly, too!
"The first flowers of spring, the smell of the sea, the warm colors of the maple leaves..." inspire Kajsa to stitch, sew, and share. Each season is a new beginning and a great reason to take on a new project. Her bright, colorful designs are sure to make you smile.

and how fun is this! . . . . .

Piece O' Cake Designs Playing Cards

Deal Me In!

  • A great gift for the quilt-lover in your life
  • Quality playing cards with "easy deal" edges
  • Your favorite Piece O' Cake designers, Becky & Linda, are the Jokers!
  • Featuring applique bird and flower designs from My Whimsical Quilt Garden


Fancy to Frugal

Authentic Quilt Patterns from the ’30s
by Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine
Create the nostalgic heirloom quilts you’ve always dreamed of! This follow-up to the popular Link to the ’30s offers 10 authentic patterns from the 1930s. True to the era, with intricate hand-quilting patterns incorporated into every project, the quilts are nothing less than exquisite. You’ll learn a variety of techniques as you feature the reproduction fabric you love in quilts to be treasured for generations.

Word Play Quilts
Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter

by Tonya Ricucci

Want your next quilt to send a special message? Now you can spell it out with no tracing, no templates, no paper-piecing, no appliqué, and no precise measuring! Inspired by renowned quiltmaker Gwen Marston (who wrote the foreword), Tonya presents a terrific technique for free-pieced letters. It’s your chance to break rules, mismatch, go wonky, and enjoy yourself!
  • Boost your ability to piece without a pattern—this easy technique is very forgiving
  • Discover fabulous, whimsical ways to give letters and words a featured role in your quilts
  • Find three practice projects and loads of quilt samples to instruct and inspire

Stack the Deck Revisited
Updated Patterns from Stack the Deck!
by Karla Alexander
Thousands of quilters around the world have discovered Karla Alexander’s Stack the Deck technique, and the overwhelming response is—they love it! In this volume, quilters will be thrilled to find much-loved patterns from her now-out-of-print first book, Stack the Deck! Each pattern has been remade in today’s exciting fabrics, and several of the original designs have been modified slightly for a fresh new look. With these 11 fun projects, Karla opens up even more possibilities for her popular stack-slice-and-shuffle method.
Quilt Blocks Across America
 Appliqué Patterns for 50 States & Washington, DC • Mix & Match to Create Lasting Memories
by Debra Gabel
Where ya' been?
• Each postage-stamp-inspired design reflects the unique qualities of these United States
• Raw-edge fusible appliqué makes the layered patterns quick and easy to complete
• 6-inch quilt blocks can be enlarged to any size via the included pattern CD
• Make a fun souvenir block for your home state, plus every state you've visited

Quilt a travelogue of your adventures across the country! Every state is represented in a realistic landscape that shows off the state flowers, animals, landmarks, and the scenery that make each place so special. These appliqué designs are a great way to use favorite fabrics from your stash and treasured scraps to sew up vacation memories.

Quick Little Landscape Quilts
24 Easy Techniques to Create a Masterpiece
by Joyce R. Becker

Everyone Can Enjoy the Panoramic View!

  • This book is tailored to the quilter who wants to try more artistic styles
  • Release your inner artist-try something new without a big commitment
  • Use your vacation photos to inspire and personalize your landscape
Let the fabric do the work! Joyce shows you uncomplicated ways to work with landscape-themed fabrics to make a quilted wallhanging you'll be proud to show off. Quickly build an eye-catching scene using her popular techniques for painting, fusing, embellishing, and embroidering.

The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection—Nature

The Beauty of Nature
  • 30 high-quality images of gorgeous nature-themed art quilts, collected from the works of C&T authors
  • Scenic landscapes, charming seascapes and more are dramatically expressed in fabric
  • Suitable for mailing or framing-the perfect gift for any nature lover

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