Thursday, December 8, 2016

Quit Books Reviewed in 2016

I am happy to review books relating to quilting. I received ebooks or books from a wide range of publishers.
Suzi Parron's books on the Barn Quilt Movement take readers into the American Heartland and across the nation as we learn the stories behind the painted quilt blocks shared on family farms.
Easy quilt-in-a-day projects.
 Don Beld relates the history behind traditional quilt block patterns.
Amish Quilts' extensive social history explains how 'ugly' quilts in the Amish closets were discovered and sold as art, transforming how quilts were perceived, and spurring a market for antique quilts.
One Bundle of Fun presents beautiful and easy patterns for precuts.
 This quilt history book shows centuries of Pennsylvania quilts from Cumberland County.
This HUGE collection of quilts using fat quarters includes patterns by well known quilt designers. Something for everyone1
Amazing quilts interpret all of America's national parks, accompanied by articles written by people who work for the park.
Learn the history of Modern Art and how to design modern quilts with this coloring book.

Sue Reich's collection of patriotic quilts and the Presidential quilts traveling show she organized--including my John Quincy Adams!
Mary Kerr's friends create modern quilts from vintage textiles in Twisted. Her book A Quilted Memory shows how vintage textiles can be repurposed for personal memory quilts.

Quilt patterns from quilts in Bill Volckening's personal collection.

Hmong Story Clothes tells the history of the Hmong people who as refugees developed the remarkable applique art to tell of their people's journey. 

The Fiona Quilt Block inspired four quilts made by me and my quilt friends.

Sunetra's Fiona block quilt top