Quilts–No Longer Just for Beds

Once upon a time, people made quilts to keep them warm while in bed. Today, quilts can be a form of art. Quilts are expressions of one’s skill that can tell a story or record an event in someone’s life. Create your own quilt story with these digital titles from our collections.

Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts—a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters. In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts. They are even pictured on collectible stamps. Amish Quilts explores how these objects evolved from practical bed linens into contemporary art.

If you are looking for a fun and enjoyable way to pass the time or if you are looking to learn a new skill or talent, quilting might be a good fit for you. Quilting is the process of making quilts for crafts and leisure and it has been around for centuries now. It is a big part of the history of many countries and is still a very lucrative business venture.

Your one-stop source for crazy quilting know-how! From Victorian quilts to contemporary works of art, crazy quilting has evolved into a beautiful mixture of piecing, embroidery, and fabric techniques. Crazy Quilting - The Complete Guide tells you everything you need to know to create your own beautiful heirloom crazy quilts.

This collection of eight keepsake projects is perfect for all your baby and toddler needs. Each quilt has an optional color selection to help you visualize other fabrics in the patterns. These designs have endless possibilities if you change the fabric colors and themes. Quick & Easy Baby Quilts also features two tutorial sidebars for raw-edge fusible appliqué and making three-dimensional flowers and leaves. A 21- by 15-inch insert that contains all of the templates is included with the book.

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