Book cover of Urban Quilting

Urban Quilting

By Wendy Chow
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Rated by Elizabeth F
Oct 11, 2021

Appropriate for beginning sewists looking to try quilting, Urban Quilting is a straightforward guide to creating modern quilts for the home.  The first section of the book covers basic techniques like fabric selection, ironing, rotary cutting, seam allowances, quilt construction, and binding.  The second section describes how to make the individual quilts. Each quilt can be made in three sizes and quilts are rated by difficulty from beginner to advanced beginner.  The patterns are modern, featuring bright solids and bold geometric shapes. Recommended.

The book cover of Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

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Rated by Elizabeth F
Oct 7, 2021

An excellent collection of ten workshops and tutorials from popular modern quilters (including Denyse Schmidt, Cheryl Arkison, Heather Jones, and Angela Walters) on a variety of topics. Several workshops explore color, modern quilting methods for using solids and prints, working with circles, and large scale designs. Other workshops focus on specific techniques like paper piecing and improvisation patchwork. The last workshop is a study of modern quilts that shows quilts from many of the influential modern quilters.

All of the workshops are well written and thoroughly illustrated.  Each

The Cross-Country Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
Mar 6, 2010

The Cross-Country Quilters by Jennifer ChiaveriniImagine having a quilt camp that you could go to for a week each summer and learn new quilt stitches making life-long friends as you learn--kind of like summer camp for adults. There are five women whose family stories you'll read about. It's a wonderful novel about love, friendship, ambition, and forgiveness built around a quilting theme. There are other books in this series by Chiaverini, so if you like this novel there are several others that you can also enjoy.